Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Vibrational Living

Shift Your Perspective

You could have a big trajectory shift this week … if you are willing to shift your perspective. By consciously choosing to shift your perspective you will also shift your reality!

Did you take a couple of weeks to turn off the outside world through turning off media to see how lighter you could feel? I talked about the two-week challenge to turn off and lighten up in the post “Distortion and Illusion”.

By doing this you change your filter or lens by which you view the world. This in turn is also a change in your perspective. Notice how when you do this, your view of reality changes with you as well. When you look at the world through your own senses and thoughts rather than being programmed by outside media, your outlook will be programmed by you for you. Without the outside distraction, you begin to notice what is important for you in this world. What do you see in this world that you would like to celebrate or to change?

For me personally, when I tune into me without the outside distractions, I can feel the possibilities in my life. I can sense the possibilities for our world when we all stay centered on the light of love recognizing we are all one with one another. I sense not only my potential but all our potential. I notice what is important to me to change in my community to make the world a little better. Don’t let outside media program you to feel down or small or powerless. We have God given potential inside of us that is our divine gift as being made in God’s image.

So, stand up in your own truth that you are a child of God with infinite potential and possibility. No one can take that from you. They can try to “program” you that you have no power, but they can’t take your power for it was divinely given to you at birth. As we remember that we are all one and help one another to stand in power and truth, we each begin to realize our potential as divine light beings.

Let’s work on shifting our perspective from outside of us to inside of us! Make way for your new path by closing out old beliefs that no longer serve to fill you up from the inside. Let go of old relationships or hurt that drain you by setting them free with forgiveness. Close out old projects or clutter from your life to make way for the new to enter your life. Take a minute right now to think about what is no longer serving you in this life. How would your life change if you would let that go?

Today set an intention to let go of one thing that no longer serves you in your life. Whatever bubbled up in your mind when you first asked yourself the question is the first thing that needs your attention. Be willing to shift your perspective, to be open, to let go. Open your heart to all the universe wants to bring into your life … although you made need to make some space for it by letting go of that which no longer serves.

Most of us have been unconsciously creating our world. Imagine what we can do when we become conscious, mindful, and deliberate with our intentions in the creation of our world. By consciously choosing to shift your perspective, you also shift your reality!

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We Are All One

All humans are also people and all people have value. We all share some common ground with one another be it the fact we are human, we are male or female, we share a skin color, we share a physical condition, we share a language, we share a religion, we share a town, a state or a country, the list can go on and on. What would happen in our world if we started celebrating our unity as human people instead of our differences as human people?

Every human has a heart.

Every human is uniquely and divinely created in and of God.

Every human has a mind, body, and spirit as well as feelings, talents, and an ego.

Every human needs food and water to live.

Every human has value.

Each of us has something we can learn from the other humans in our life whether they are older or younger; stronger or weaker; outspoken or quiet; full of light or full of dark. When we take the time to find common ground with another we act with mercy and with grace. When we do this, we operate from love rather than from fear.

It is almost as if we have been conditioned unconsciously to note our differences from others. That is how we got here but now we need to take the next step in our evolution. Now we must consciously acknowledge what we have in common with others and what we share with others. When we remember we are all one, we have more compassion for each other because we can see ourselves in another. We are all made of the same essence and come from the same source.

Here is a TED talk by a leading neuroanatomist, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, regarding the human brain which we all have. She had a stroke that resulted in her gaining divine insight into the human brain first hand. In the talk she describes how the human brain is designed to work for both us the individual and for us the collective all as one. It is a fascinating talk that only takes 20 minutes and will give you a whole new understanding of the human brain and how it works.

My Stroke Of Insight TED Talk

From the talk it is clear we are designed to be both all one and yet individuals. This is by divine design. This is God’s design for us to recognize ourselves as all one and yet separate. I think we have the “me” individual perspective down. I think we need to start focusing on the “we as one” perspective. As we begin to use more of our right brain to be part of the “all one” then our world will shift for the benefit of us all.

Here is a short Oprah clip talking to Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor with her take away. Everyone likes Oprah’s simple nuggets but to understand it you will need to watch the TED talk first.

Oprah Life Class with Dr. Taylor

We are all one – by design! So, instead of black versus white; or straight versus gay; or democrat versus republican; or man versus woman; rich versus poor; let’s look at each other’s heart because we all have a heart. We are all human. We are all created equal in God’s eye. We are all in this together. We each have something to offer one another.

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Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality

Guard Your Right of Free Will

What have you called forth in your life that you are not even aware of? We are living the lives we created for ourselves by our own thoughts, words, and actions as we discussed in the last post. If we want to change our world, then we need to change our thoughts, words, and actions which sounds a lot easier than it is to live, I know. Another important piece to look at in making lasting change in our world is how we use our right of free will. One of the most important universal laws for humans is the Law of Free Will.

As discussed in previous posts, our free will and what we do with it also impacts our world since the Law of Free Will does not act independently. We also have the Law of Cause and Effect (also known as karma). Don’t believe in karma … have you heard of the golden rule? Treat others as you would like to be treated. They are one in the same. Remember the saying what goes around, comes around.

I am going to short cut this for you. We have been given the freedom as humans to do what we want in this world (law of free will) in addition to this freedom comes the caveat that our choices have consequences (law of cause and effect). This was by divine design by God. God does not make things happen or not happen in this world – we do that on our own – consciously or unconsciously.

I think everyone understands when they consciously make a choice but how can someone unconsciously make a choice? I have learned the term “tacit consent” to explain that one. Let’s look at each word separately, tacit as defined means unvoiced, unspoken, silent, implied, understood without being spoken. To consent is defined as to agree, approve or permit. So, tacit consent is when we imply approval to an action or choice by remaining silent. Ahh, here is that silent theme again which allows the darkness to grow in our lives and our world without anyone saying a word or being the wiser.

Now you are thinking well some people might do that but not me, well, think again! We have all fallen prey to this tactic whether we were aware of it or not. Thus, we unconsciously gave silent consent. Now I know you are thinking where? How? When?

We did it by watching a television show. We did it by listening and singing along with the lyrics of music. We did it by listening to the news or reading a book. We did it by going to the movies or playing video games. What? How can that be? I don’t agree with everything I watch, read, or listen to … but I also didn’t voice no that is wrong or turn it off which is how the darkness works to spread it tentacles into our lives. The darkness was shown as a force with tentacles wrapping around earth in the movie A Wrinkle in Time.

After learning about tacit consent and its effects, I started reviewing myself for unconscious choices I had made. I used the watch the tv series “Scandal”. It was a series about politics, secrets, good guys, and bad guys. It was hugely, popular and I was a fan. Although I must admit it had some pretty dark scenes that I was not completely comfortable, but I kept watching. In fact, I think it was the fifth year that it became so dark I started thinking to myself that I am not going to keep watching this if it keeps up. I was happy to see the sixth and final year had cut back on the darkness, so I watched the series to its conclusion with the seventh season. As I silently watched the show for six years, I saw lies, deception, abuse, torture, killings, theft, voting fraud, drugs, terrorism, sex, infidelity, and more I am sure – those are just the highlights that come to mind.

There are so many shows and movies playing these scenes as entertainment for us as we silently watch again and again. The lyrics in some music are so profane that now music is marked as explicit or not. I had to drive my son’s truck to work one day so I thought I will check out the music in his CD player. The CD player holds 5 discs. I listened to one song on disc one and it was so bad I ejected that disc. I did the same with disc two and then with disc three, four, and five. As a parent, I did have the sense to ask my children why they would want to put that kind of trash in their heads by listening to that kind of music. I watched my kids play the video game “Call of Duty” all the time wondering about its effects. On the one hand it is so violent does it promote violence, but on the other hand I thought well if there is a need to defend oneself then they will have learned how … now how warped is that thinking? The internet has brought all types of “information” into our homes such as pornography, bomb making, cyber-bullying, cyber-trafficking, and radical recruitment just to name a few.

As you can see, in every part of our lives we are making conscious and unconscious choices whether we were aware of it or not. These choices were us expressing our free will in society. We were using our thoughts, words, actions and inactions to create our reality. The take away here is to wake up and stay conscious in your thoughts, words, actions and inactions. Guard your right of free will for it is being used by you every day and in every way whether you are aware of it or not and as such you will live the result (effect) of those choices.

I would ask that you really spend some time with this and dive deep. What have you consciously allowed and unconsciously allowed into your mind, body, and environment? What can we do to remain more conscious or mindful in our daily lives? I would love to hear from you!  These posts have been building one on the other so you might want to go back to previous posts if needed.

Life is a combination of destiny and free will.
Rain is destiny;
If you get wet or not is free will!
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

For a Christian perspective read Galatians Chapter 5

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You Create Your Reality

It is true you are a child of God created in his image sharing in his divinity! You are a powerful God child! You have within you the ability to create your reality! The first step to everything is acceptance. We must accept where we are in life, in this world. We must accept our responsibility in the role we played to bring us to this point in time. The word for that is accountability. We are accountable for our thoughts, words, and actions. Our thoughts, words, and actions join with other’s thoughts, words, and actions to create the collective whole – in other words – the world in which we live. Can we change the world in which we live? The answer is YES!

We can change the world because we create our reality. We can change the world by our thoughts, words and actions – but first we have to change our thoughts, words, and actions to fully align with our vision of the world we want to achieve. What do you envision for the world? Be responsible and accountable for your thoughts, your words, and your actions – in other words – Be the Change You Want to See!

We each need to take an honest look at ourselves. I have recognized that I often go about my day or week mindlessly. It is as if I am on autopilot going through life. When I took time to stop and think about my daily living, I realized I was letting life happen rather than actively steering my life where I wanted it to go. If I am the driver behind the wheel of my life, then I need to pay attention to my driving just as I would taking a trip. I am a pretty good driver. I can say that because when I drive, I make sure to pay attention. Have you noticed the drivers on the road today? Drivers on the road today are distracted by their cell phones or completely unaware as they drive in the left passing lane with a line of cars behind them or overly aggressive car rage that all drivers should move for them and the list goes on. In fact, looking at today’s drivers is an excellent analogy for us to use in looking at how we drive or live our lives. It is an even better analogy when I think of the people, I know, who believe themselves to be great drivers, but I hope to avoid being a passenger in their car due to how they drive. So many of us believe we are winning at this game of life … so then why aren’t we happy and fulfilled? Why are we wanting more? Why are we talking about others? Why are we comparing, criticizing, and complaining? Why do we play the victim? Why do we judge other people, places, and things?

I don’t have the answer. If you have some answers, I would love to hear them. I think it just may be how we are wired since living in duality which was discussed in an earlier post. We have become so polarized with one another choosing judgement over listening for understanding. Yet here we are, and we created it.

So, what if we choose a different way of thinking, speaking, and acting with one another??? For 2018 this has been my choice. I have accepted I am in the driver’s seat of my life and I can chart my own course. I am actively choosing love and light over fear and darkness. Instead of complaining, I am working on saying “how can I help?” Yet, I am also owning my truth and saying “no” when it doesn’t feel right; or I need to honor other areas where I already said “yes.” I am trying to focus on the blessing in each life event rather than the burden. I am working to spread love and light in my world. I am working to be the change I want to see.

To achieve our full potential, we must first accept our full potential. This acceptance includes responsibility and accountability for ourselves and where we are at in our lives. Then we can choose again. We can accept we are divinely created with the power to create our reality. We can accept this as an absolute in our hearts, bodies, and minds. Next, practice it each day by choosing again to pay attention to be the person you want to be in this world. Every drop makes a ripple…

You Create Your Reality

You Can Be the Change You Want to See

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Collective Consciousness, Spirituality

Lift the Veil

Happy Hallow’s Eve! This is the time of year the veil between our physical world and the spiritual world is very thin such as the veil between the living and the deceased. The Catholic church even celebrates this time of the dead with All Saints day on November 1, All Souls day on November 2, and the rest of November dedicated to remembering the dead. The Samhain, part of the ancient Celtic harvest festivals, is believed partially responsible for the Christian adoption of the holiday. This ancient festival dates back over 2000 years. It celebrates the end of summer (the light part of the year) and the beginning of winter (the dark part of the year). Many of these celebrations are tied to the harvest of crops in the fall. Winter is meant to be a time of dormant rest for both the land and the people to replenish and renew for the spring … just like a bear’s hibernation!

The thinning veil between our physical world and our spiritual world is meant to be a time of joy not fear. It is a time to lovingly remember those who have gone before us. It is a time, maybe, to reconnect with our deceased loved ones through prayer or meditation. So, I’ll confess I remain open to all forms of spirituality that focus on love and light. I do not believe there is any one right religion or faith to follow. We all need to follow what feels right and connects with our heart. Given that, I have been to a few mediums to check it out so to speak. After my dad passed away in 2011, I went to one in 2012 with my sister with the intention of connecting with my dad. I had been to this person before and found her reading to be genuine. As we began, she asked if there was anyone I was hoping to communicate with and I said my dad. He didn’t come through at first. If you have had a “reading” before you know there are other spirits who might be anxious to speak with you. My grandfather came through first. Then she asked for my dad to come through if he would like – when they say “come through” they are talking about the veil. So, in the middle of this reading (she is very laid back) she starts laughing and saying wait a minute. She says my dad is having a hard time as this is his first time through the veil and she needs to help him. Then she started laughing again saying he says he has a joke for her did she want to hear it. I knew then and there that it was my dad. He was always making a joke if the opportunity arose! His presence wasn’t there long but it was so joyful and loving. She helped him to go back through the veil then explained how he was learning how the spiritual world worked since he was fairly new and that his spiritual vibration would strengthen over time. It is through vibration that the physical world and the spiritual world can communicate. The spiritual world is a much higher vibration than the physical world. For the spiritual world to communicate with the physical world they must learn to slow their vibration to ours.

As you can see the veil between the physical and spiritual can be loving and does not need to be scary. Vibration was discussed in the last post which talked about us keeping a higher vibration to be operating from love and light. The spiritual realm is made up of love and light which explains why they are at a much higher vibration than us. There is no need to worry or be scared as a human with the right of free will, you can say only those spirits with my highest and greatest good or only those with loving intention may come through to you. You have the right given by the law of free will to say no to dark spirits or energies. It is this right to say no to the dark side that we need to exercise more over all in our world. We need to collectively and consciously say no to the darkness of distortion, falsehoods, and evil in our world. When we collectively do this while also envisioning a world of truth, light and love our world will change. Our world will shift to the light when we collectively call it forth.

We must lift the veil of the illusion that we are separate from each other and from our one God source. Accepting we are divine spiritual beings connected to God and to each other frees us from the falsehoods, doubt, chaos, and fear the dark side wishes to control us with in our world. Accepting our birthright as children of God empowers us to be free to be all we can be, to call forth and create a world of light. Choice is ours by the law of free will. We can choose differently. We can see and acknowledge the darkness in our world and then consciously choose no, consciously choose a different path based in love for one another and for all.

What would happen in our world if we were to believe this new paradigm? What would happen if we feel the fear but step out in faith anyway? What would happen if we turned off the outside distractions instead focusing on our intuition otherwise known as our divine guidance system? I am interested in what you see or think about our world …. please comment below.

I am going to close with another excerpt I had written that puts the story of Adam and Eve and the power of doubt in our world in a whole new context:

            God gave us more divinity in giving us a free will. Each of us has the free will to experience life as we choose. Yes, there are consequences to our choices and we will get into that later in the book. For now, it is important to know we live in a divine dichotomy of which we have free will which leads me to my next story. Everyone knows the story of Adam and Eve. The main players in the story are Adam, Eve, God and the snake. I have heard many people’s take on this classic but only one resonated with me and has stayed with me. In this sermon, the downfall for Adam and Eve was the doubt created by darkness from the snake. Remember, Adam and Eve were not living in a divine dichotomy at that point. They only knew good. God showed them all that was theirs to enjoy and live happily. God did warn them not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge for it would not be good for them. The snake comes along representing evil. The snake creates doubt by encouraging Eve to eat fruit from the tree, imagine the following scenario. Eve’s first response to the snake is “No, God told us not to eat from the tree.” The snake is cleaver and manipulative. The snake asks Eve, “Did you hear God say this?” Eve says, “No she did not hear God say it. God said it to Adam and Adam told her.” The snake presses his point, “So you don’t know for sure if God said this himself?” Eve, only knowing truth and light as this point, says “Well no I did not hear it myself.” The snake plants more doubt, “So you’re not sure God said it, maybe Adam wants it for himself. If God has given you everything here, then why not this tree? You said you didn’t hear God say it. Go ahead Eve, try the fruit of the tree there must be something about this tree Adam is not telling you.” The snake creates enough doubt and questions for Eve, that she eats the fruit of the tree … and the divine dichotomy or duality begins. Adam and Eve now know love and fear; right and wrong; joy and pain; naked and clothed; light and dark; masculine and feminine. God did not stop Eve for He gave her free will just like you and me. He wasn’t angry. He understood the consequences of the action which we are all still living today – the challenge of living in the veil of duality. It is a parable of how living simply was made challenging without accepting God as the Source, the truth and instead listening to the doubt created by the snake.

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Call Forth Peace

Today I am walking on the dark side. We live in duality thus good and evil are both present in our world. I choose to focus on love and light, however, that does not make the fear and darkness nonexistent. It has been brought to my attention in the past day that ignoring the dark is not bringing light to the dark. How was this brought to my attention? I believe there are no coincidences in life. All happens as it should. And when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I believe we are given divine guidance in our lives and the more we are open to this guidance, the more it reveals itself.

I was given a list of topics for my blog by divine guidance. Yes, I know it sounds a bit sketchy, but it is true. I was listening to a meditation while I was half awake and half asleep, when this stream of topics was given; and I wrote them down as I was urged to do. Since that time, I have tried to locate the meditation to review it for content in a more awake state however I cannot find it. I have checked my history logs with no success. At this point, I am accepting it as divinely given for me to pass along. So, here we are; and this is the next topic on the list. For each topic I ask for inspiration and guidance from Spirit. I pay attention to things I see, read, hear or encounter that might relate to the topic.

In contemplating “Call Forth Peace” over the past couple of days, I have been led to articles and videos discussing the need to be able to acknowledge the evil in the world. I admit I have preferred to ignore it since I do not like to go there, but then the question becomes how am I changing it, if I choose to ignore it? I guess it is like an addiction, the first step is admitting.

One resource channel I follow is the Collective Evolution. Their logical, objective, and for the greater good approach resonates with me as truth. I happened upon this video (remember there are no coincidences when working with Spirit) which started my realization that I must be willing to go there to make a difference. The podcast is about 50 minutes but well worth the time to become open to shifting your perspective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rzUJ6k57K8&t=2501s

              After listening to this podcast, I thought well that is me because I don’t like to go there, but maybe it is time to dip my foot in the conspiracy water for 9/11. Many of my family members believe 9/11 was planned and our government was in on the plan. I have a hard time believing the conspiracy because I have a hard time accepting that such evil could exist. With my new willingness to go there, I did some research.  Indeed there does seem to be an incredible amount of evidence to suggest it was a deliberate act of evil for the elite to generate hate and war which turns into more money and power. Here is one source of information that offers many other sources:

https://www.wanttoknow.info/911information

              So, what do I feel after going there? I feel anger, sadness, disgust and hatred. I didn’t want to go there for a reason. I had a hard time sleeping thinking of all the innocent lives lost, all the destruction, and all the lives forever changed … for someone else’s profit. It is sick. But if I want to call forth peace in our world, then I have to diagnosis the sickness and treat it. I must shine the light on the darkness in our world, bring the truth to the light, then call forth the peace which most all of humanity seeks.

Anger, hatred, and fighting one another is not going to bring peace. We must return to love. We must remember we are all one. We must look at the truth and learn.   We must raise one another up. We must say no to being used as pawns in this game of life. It can be a scary world which is why I have not wanted to go there. But I do believe the tide is turning. Love is returning to our world. Let’s all be of one voice and mind to call forth peace!

On the horizon is the migrant caravan and we must ask ourselves what is this about? This event was organized and funded by the top elites in the world for some reason. It was meant to be a show down. Unfortunately, continued strife and war makes money and generates power for some. What if we step out of this matrix created for us that keeps us trapped? What if money was no longer in power because it was not needed? What if we help one another as friends, neighbors, and communities? What would we do if our world drastically changed … for the better … in the long run?

I don’t have the answers. I do know that together, collectively, we can bring forth peace when we remember we are all one. When we return to love and understanding for one another. When we start seeking to serve one another versus what we can get from one another, the world as we know it will shift. So, the final question is … how will you serve to call forth peace?

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We Are Light Beings

We are more than we think we are. We are more than the narrative we have heard. We are more. We are the light when we shine love and truth. In fact, we are light beings or beings of the light. The light is divine source of love, of peace, of God. We are children of the light. As such we are spiritual beings in a human body. Many are awakening to the knowing we are more than our bodies. We are becoming conscious of ourselves and of our world.

I believe we are born with this knowledge inside of us. I have written a book about this divine gift that is within us which can be used to find our fulfillment in life, our happiness, our purpose. I believe if we open ourselves up to the truth of who we are, we open a new world of peace and happiness, a new world of possibilities.

I would like to offer some different ways to connect to this truth for you to discover what connects and resonates with your soul. We are each uniquely made. As such we each learn and connect with spirit in our own way. So, here are a few of my favorites.

I love this video as it gives a broad overview and yet is detailed as to how we are spiritual light beings in a human world. It is titled “Expand Your Spiritual Awareness & Embrace A New World of World of Limitless Possibilities” by Michael Beckwith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6fC3CUztuI&list=LLg3ikacLBaL8ZUINS0vZbkA&t=274s&index=2

This song is a wonderful prayer or meditation. It is “Open The Eyes of My Heart”
by Michael Smith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnqb7Vn4AEE

Here is a contemporary song from the movie “The Greatest Showman” which is very profound when you listen closely to the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywMeInRS8_w

In all of these we ask to be open to the possibilities. In our world today, imagine if we all “came alive” to our full potential to create a world full of love, peace, joy, and limitless possibilities.

An excerpt from my book … As humans we have the free will to accept or reject God, the spiritual realm from which we are born, and how natural laws govern our world. It is interesting to know that God incorporated the law of free will into our lives from the beginning. This was his purposeful divine design. We are born in and of God. His divine plan is we all come to know and experience we are one. Together we are the All. However, it is by our choice that we accept all that we are. God is an all loving, all-encompassing God. God will not force his will over ours. God waits for us to come to know him, to awaken to him, to awaken to all that we are in the All. It is wonderful that we can choose to be all that we are in God.

Let’s ask to have our eyes opened, ask for our hearts to be opened.

Let’s live in the light of love.

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Light Overcomes Dark

Light Overcomes Dark

There is a mad game of money going on in our world yet most of us are unaware it’s a game and we are the pawns. Unfortunately, the by product of this mad game has been people’s lives. A few of these games have been the cigarette industry, the banking investment industry, and the latest is the pharmaceutical industry. In all three of these cases the people at the top knew they were enslaving their customers to a lesser life leading in many cases to destroying their lives, however, they kept their dark game going since it meant more money for them. However, the light has exposed the first two and is shining brightly on the third.

The tobacco industry knew nicotine was addicting to the human brain. They knew what harm it could cause the human body. They knew once addicted, the customers would not be able to stop regardless of the affect on their lives. This dark game was finally brought into the light. The tobacco companies were made to pay. Advertisements to fully announce what nicotine does and what the tobacco companies did now play along with any advertisement for nicotine products because of their court settlement.

The banking and investment industry knew they were selling subpar investments based on shaky real estate mortgages. This was certainly a house of cards built on false information which involved banking, investment, insurance, real estate and the government. When it all came tumbling down in 2008 we were led into another distortion of the facts. Our government felt some of these companies were too big to fail due to the devastation it would cause in people’s lives which led them to prop up the companies. We have come into the light since these events to learn the truth of what went on including the players in this dark game. Many lives were forever changed from these events.

Now we are living the opioid crisis. Another dark game played on innocent lives. The shadow behind this game is the pharmaceutical industry. I am a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. I see the effect on children with drug addicted parents regularly. I recently attended a training session on Opioid addiction and treatments. The session was very enlightening.  This video was shown during the presentation to explain the history of the epidemic. The first five minutes discusses addition overall and then narrows in on the opioid crisis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnm8xPUGSA0&feature=youtu.be

A few points to note from the video:

  • Prior to the 1990’s opioids were mainly used for chronic pain in cancer patients
  • Shift in the late 1990’s
  • Pharmaceutical companies convince physicians that opioids were not addictive
  • Push for opioids to be used for both acute and chronic pain
  • Offices had to do satisfaction surveys which impacted their income
  • Increase in the amount of prescriptions for opioids

OxyContin is highly addictive and its parent company Purdue Pharma knew it. (See https://www.foxnews.com/health/oxycontin-maker-placed-profits-over-people-lawsuit-reveals) Probably what is most unsettling to me is that same company is working to patent a drug to treat the addiction and reverse the damage done by its own oxycontin. (See http://fortune.com/2018/09/07/oxycontin-opioid-addiction-treatment-patent-richard-sackler-purdue-pharma/ ) Buprenorphine/Suboxone is one of the most effective drugs to treat the opioid addiction in a medically assisted treatment plan. Buprenorphine/Suboxone is highly regulated and restricted in its prescriptions.

The US leads all other countries in opioid abuse. “If you want to understand how we got here, there’s one simple explanation: It’s much easier in America to get high than it is to get help” a quote from the article The Opioid Epidemic, Explained (https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/3/16079772/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdoses)

Another disturbing fact I learned was fentanyl is now being laced into THC, marijuana. Fentanyl the other highly addictive drug being added by dealers into the street drugs is now in weed too. Why? The same reason it has been laced in many of the other drugs in the past few years. Known addiction means repeat customers. Fentanyl is highly addictive to the human brain. Imagine the effect of all those smoking weed to feel good because it is the non-addictive and won’t hurt you recreation drug. Laced with fentanyl this now becomes a lethal drug which will chemically alter the brain causing full addiction leading to the drug spiral to get a fix from anything or from anywhere… that is if it does not kill you first.

We all must wake up and stay awake! Ask questions. Dig deeper for the answers. Stay vigilant. When something seems wrong, not right, dishonest, then it probably is no matter how convincing the narrative might be. The good news is we are, as a collective whole, working to address the opioid crisis. The light has been turned on. Don’t be afraid to talk about it or tell your kids about it.

It is easy in times of stress, anxiety and fear to lose sight of universal principles that ground us and stabilize our world bringing peace and order to calm the worry and chaos that may be going on around us. One of these principles is that light always overcomes darkness. Darkness ceases to exist when the light is present. There are many spiritual teachings on the light overcoming the dark. In fact, in the bible alone there are multiple versus describing how light shines out of the darkness. In times of trial, hold on to the light. Be the light.

 

Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality

Rest in the Divine, Not in the Illusion

There is much talk about this October in the year 2018. Some say there is no coincidence to all that is happening in our world currently. Did you know October is National Preparedness Month? I didn’t. I just learned that in September. Now we have a Presidential Emergency Broadcast available that was tested yesterday October 3rd to allow our president to reach us directly in case of a national emergency. Just what are we preparing for this month?

Well there is certainly no shortage of conspiracy theories regarding what is called the deep state or the cabal. I am not quite sure what to believe in those theories. What I do know for sure is that dark corruption has eaten its way into the government, the church, the education system, into our everyday lives. Much of it is has been brought to the light recently while there is still more being unveiled.

What am I to believe? What am I to prepare for? I always come back to the light, to goodness, to God. When I place my worries in the hands of the divine I find peace otherwise I find myself living in fear of the unknown. While I may not know what is to come, I know that choosing to live in divine light gives me a sense of ease that all will be as it should. The best way I know to prepare for the unknown is to rest in the divine through prayer, through meditation, through music, by spending time in nature or any setting that brings me peace.

This reminds me of myself about 20 years ago, I used to watch the shows Dateline or 20/20. At that time my husband traveled for work regularly and I was home alone with the kids. I would regularly spook myself after watching those shows. One day I made the decision to stop watching those shows. Within a few weeks I no longer felt the unease and worry watching those shows had created for me. To this day I pay attention to the shows I watch and how they make me feel afterward. If I don’t feel at peace, then I don’t watch the show. This practice of turning off tv, movies, radio, music, etc. when I feel uncomfortable keeps me lighter, happier in life.

Divine = Light, Love + Peace

Illusion = Dark, Doubt + Fear

So, during this month of October 2018, rest in the divine. Choose the light over the dark. Choose love over fear. Choose peace over fighting. Remember, like attracts like so you won’t be alone. We are all beings of the light. We are one in and of God. Let’s go ahead and prepare by lighting the way.

Prayer for the Light

I ask this day for the light of love to show me the way,

I ask this day for the light of truth to shine,

I ask this day for my heart to be opened,

I ask this day for strength, courage, and wisdom to be the best I can be,

I ask this day for peace, for us all, for the highest and greatest good,

And so, it is,

Amen

Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Distortion and Illusion

We live in a world full of distortion and illusion from news to politics to religion to our purpose in this world.  Remember, we are collectively moving in our world from the shadows and into the light.  It is time to choose to get involved in bringing light back into our world. To bring light into our lives we must actively seek the light, the goodness, and the truth that does exist.  This task is made more difficult with all the distortion and illusion fed to us daily.

To distort as defined is to twist awry or to twist out of shape; to give false or misrepresentation. An illusion as defined is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Unfortunately, distortion and illusion are often created by trusted entities. Two examples I mentioned before were the government and the catholic church which have both the light of truth and the shadows of distortion. There are many different forms of distortion and illusion that we each encounter in our lives. The important key to remember is that distortion and illusion are used to keep us from remembering who we really are in this world. We are human beings created in and of God source such that we possess the power within us to co-create our reality, our world.

Okay, so I know for some that is a big pill to swallow. For now, just hold on to the pill and don’t worry about swallowing it. Just know that it exists and is yours for the taking.

We can’t feel our God-ness inside of distortion and illusion. It keeps us trapped like a bird in a cage with a veil over the cage unable to see past our cage. The first step to lift the veil to get outside of the distortion and illusion is to turn off the noise. Turn off the news. Turn off the television. Turn off the social media. Turn off other people’s opinions. Turn off your own inner critic, your ego. Turn off or say no to all these distractions and just live for a few days free from the noise of the outside. Notice how you feel after a week free of outside noise, opinions, and distractions. Do you feel lighter?

The next step is to say no to those tasks you do that bring you worry or stress. For the next week, in addition to no news or social media, also say no to family drama, money worries, and self-criticizing. Don’t worry they will still be there but for a week ignore them and focus on peace. Do something you personally enjoy giving yourself some self-love then feel the peace and joy it creates within you. Do you feel lighter?

This feeling of being light, of not being weighed down, is how we are designed to feel to feel the God-ness within us.  We are each meant to take some time to be alone, to go within our hearts and minds.  Unfortunately, for most of us we are so busy running on the rat wheel of life that we are drained with no time or energy left to question the outside world and go within ourselves.  Until we put ourselves first to take time to go within to question life, the distortion and illusion will continue to keep us distracted from reaching our full potential.

Notice when you took the two weeks off from the news and social media – did the world end? Did anything life-changing happen in the news or media that truly affects you or that you could truly affect? The answer is most always no. So instead of worry about something that I can’t do anything about, I chose to live peacefully by turning it off. By not being distracted I can focus on achieving something else that I am interested in that I can affect by giving it my attention, my energy.

While writing this post, I am reminded of the House of Cards Netflix series where it shows politicians creating havoc to promote fear on purpose to keep the truth twisted and misrepresented (distortion) which kept the citizens believing a false narrative (illusion) which is what the politicians needed to further their agendas.  It is amazing how often the truth is played out in a television show or movie before our eyes, yet we don’t even realize it.

So, remember that we will be manipulated and bogged down by distortion and illusion in news, media, and drama until we become mindful to turn it off. It is time to stand up against the darkness that slowly spreads through our silence, our inaction.  Just say no to the outside distorted distractions and act to turn it off. Live in your own reality – not TV reality. Stay in the light by feeling lighter yourself!