You Are Infinite, You Are A Bridge
I believe we are meant to be partners with our creator in this experience called life. We have the choice to go through life alone unconnected to our creator – God, source of all OR to walk in communion with our creator. To me, I see this as a big issue playing out in our world right now. One of the great divides currently are those who recognize there is a higher power in play against those who believe this is it and they are on their own.
We are each born with this power within us to connect and to create our lives with our creator. Once you accept this knowing that comes from within that you are worthy and loved just as you are, your whole life will change! This is another unalienable right or gift given to you at birth by God! Believe it! Accept it! Live it! Watch how your life changes…
When we partner with our creator, we can have a world with freedom and prosperity for all! We can have love and appreciation for all! There is no fear for we realize we are the masters of our own lives. No authority can take that away from us since it comes from within us. These can be scary times for there are those who believe God needs to be stripped from our governments, stripped from our lives. Please realize this move is deliberate evil in an attempt to separate us from God to make us feel alone and unconnected. It is a power play with the darkest of intentions to remove people’s power. If they succeed in getting people separated from God, then they can succeed in programming people there is no power except outside power which allows them to then enslave the people. In other words, they do not want people to realize their own internal God given power so they can be enslaved to their doctrine. Do not fall victim to these dark illusions masquerading as utopian truths!
This is an unprecedented time as the light of truth is being shone on many of the dark shadows so that we may clearly see the truth. Remember 2020 the year of clear vision. The next big step is being able to accept these new truths. Each of us must discern what is truth of the light and what is truth of the dark. Again, Spirit has given us an answer that we will know by the fruits which are borne or given birth. Simply put, does it produce good, free, prosperous outcomes or does it produce bad, constricting, unprofitable outcomes? I discussed some of these revealing times in Out of the Shadows and Into the Light.
Some of our core beliefs may be shaken. In some cases, we may need to let go of some core belief that may no longer serve us as we grow and learn more in our life’s journey. We all have some beliefs that limit us. These are called limiting beliefs. We usually grew up with these from our parents and/or communities. It is okay to examine these beliefs to see if they are true. Ask yourself what fruit does this belief bear in my life?
Vishen Lakhiani discusses the concept of “brules” in his book The Extraordinary Mind. Brules are bullshit rules we pass down from one generation to another. We need to challenge our own beliefs to see if they still fit within our lives. A common brule I grew up with and even instilled in my children is getting a college degree is how to become successful in life. Today, I no longer believe a college degree is necessary to become successful in life. I know many people who are highly successful who did not go to college. I also see there is a big deficit in the trades of carpentry, plumbing, electric, etc. These happen to be high paying careers as well as extremely successful businesses if you own one. College is not an indicator of success in life although I was brought up to believe that it was and in turn passed it on to my children. Likewise, I was brought up in the catholic religion. As such, I was taught it was the true and right religion to follow. I no longer believe there is only one true and right religion to follow. I believe God wants a relationship with each one of us and it is not defined within a particular religion. In fact, I can partner with God in my life without following any organized religion. It is okay to commune with God however it feels right to your inner knowing. How will you know? You will feel it in your heart – trust me!
I love this verse from the song, The Summons, which goes “Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me”. Here is the song if you are unfamiliar with it. As I meditated on this verse it came to me that it is as though God is asking will you partner with me to create, to live, to love, to experience it all. It is a two-way relationship that He is asking to have with us. When we accept this two-way relationship, we partner in living life with the divine. Our day to day lives can unfold in miraculous new ways.
I love to rest in my God, to feel safe, to feel his power wrap around me. This same feeling is available to you too! If you are not sure how to get there, remember to just ask as discussed in Embody Your Highest Light, Your Highest Truth. You do not have to walk alone in this life. It is by choice if you do so. You can always choose to open yourself to the divine that lives within you, patiently waiting on you to say: Yes, let’s do this together!
Here is a meditation I like to use on a regular basis from Abraham Hicks. If you are unfamiliar with Abraham, he is spirit guide channeled through Esther Hicks. He seeks to enlighten, to uplift, and to teach us how to partner with the divine such that we become the master of our lives. God is asking, will you partner with me?
I can breathe.
I am thankful for my life.
I am the master of my life.
It is up to me to be all I can be.
The power comes from within me for I am made in and of God.
Father, son or daughter, and the holy spirit –
together we three make the divine trinity.
I only need to believe to be.
What I think I become.
Challenges, diversity, setbacks all help me to refine who and what I want to be.
When I can see the goodness in my life and give thanks every day for every blessing in my life, my power grows to create more blessings as I see more & more blessings.
God is good. Life is good.
Freedom and prosperity are mine.
I see a world based in love, peace & understanding that we are all one.
We empower ourselves to be free, to love & care for one another.
As we are all one in the body of Christ.
These are turbulent times to be sure in the U.S. The promises from many that 2020 was going to be an eye-opening year has certainly not disappointed. Clear vision to see what is really going on is to take place during this year 2020. At many times, I am at a loss for words for it all. At these times, I remember to stop, be still, and give it to God. All will be well in God’s time. The problem is we never know how long God’s time exactly is…so I am waiting and holding the light. During this time, I keep hearing the words from Stop In the Name of Love.
Today, I was chastised for saying ALL lives matter instead of Black lives matter. I believe black lives matter as do yellow, red, brown, white, and olive. Every human life matters, in my opinion. I just think when I say “black” lives matter it shows separation. I am tired of all the separation. We are not separate. We are one. And we all matter!!! We are each uniquely and divinely created in and of God, source of all.
The color black is actually made up of all the colors of the rainbow into one color. The color black represents all the colors of the human race in one color to be technical. So, then let us be technical and when we say black lives matter let us understand that color represents all lives matter. And no, I am not passively racist by saying so. Maybe the ones who are so quick to point and judge others are passively racist. We often see in others what we cannot see in ourselves – mirroring and projection. We all have shadow sides we need to explore. 2020 seems to also be shaping up as a big shadow reveal year. Maybe we are to clearly see our own shadows? After all, how can we create a new earth full of love and peace when we cannot be honest with ourselves and our own shadows?
There is so much injustice in the world for so many people. From the Chinese people under communist rule to Brazil’s struggle for freedom to migrant workers in the field to refugees fleeing from their countries to the native American Indians whose land was taken from them, to the ancestry of slavery, to the immigrant looking for a better life the human plight continues and the list goes on.
As a lightworker, I believe my main purpose is to hold the light, to shine the light, and to share the light with others. What is the light? The light is represented by the high vibrations of love, joy, peace, forgiveness, truth and understanding. The light stands opposite of the dark and yet they are one in our world of duality. Duality was what I thought I was going to write about today because I have learned so much and am anxious to share it with you, but as I started to write, it seemed this is what Spirit wanted me to express first.
Darkness exists in our world just as does the light. Darkness is where the lower vibrations of hate, fear, anger, dishonesty, and greed live. It is in darkness that much evil is perpetrated both figuratively and literally. I think it is because it is hidden in the dark unlike in the light. As it turns dark at night currently, it seems to embolden the violent rioters to inflict more hurt and damage. We each have a choice to live in the dark or live in the light.
I recently learned about Ho’oponopono from the medium I saw during my trip to Texas in February this year. She said it would be a good practice for me to make peace with my inner child and shadow side. I looked up Ho’oponopono on the flight back home. Once I looked it up, I realized this was not something new to me. I had heard and briefly practiced it a year earlier through an activity on the Collective Evolution website.
Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice for healing. Ho’oponopono means to make (ho’o) right (pono) right (pono) to correct relationship problems. Ponopono means “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat”.
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, recognized as a kahuna lapaʻau (healer) in Hawaii brought her updated version of Ho’oponopono to the world. Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono® (SITH®) is an updated Hawaiian problem solving process to release memories that are experienced as problems. She was recognized by the State of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983. (https://www.hooponopono.org/)
“If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions, words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correction or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.”
~ Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona
Dr. Hew Len learned that by using this potent forgiveness and releasing process, one is able to “clear your mind of subconscious blocks so that destiny and desire can take over and help you get what you truly want from life. It clears out unconsciously accepted beliefs, thoughts, and memories that you don’t even know are holding you back.” Dr. Len and Joe Vitale co-authored the book Zero Limits, which chronicles this journey.
So, this is deep, but hang in there and reread it a few times … Dr. Len used this technique by himself to clear past traumas for high security inmates he was working with by practicing Ho’oponopono over their files. Close to quantum science, the fundamentals of Ho’oponopono is that what you observe, you influence. To a certain degree, you have a part of responsibility in what you experience, if not for simply being there as everything is interrelated and all one. In the Hawaiian traditional way of seeing life, we function from the conscious mind that decides everything we do, regulates our habits, etc. The subconscious, also known as the inner child, witnesses everything without words. The subconscious is the scribe to our inner world, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and memories. Finally, there is the higher self which directly connects us to source, many refer to this as the soul or super conscious. Our higher self is our inside voice, the wisdom part of ourselves that surprises us with amazing insights and maturity. Our higher self, or super conscious, can communicate directly with our subconscious. However, it is difficult for most of us to consciously connect to either the subconscious or super conscious. Therefore, rekindling with our subconscious who has recorded everything could be of great benefit for us to see our shadows and heal ourselves which in turn heals others as we are all one in super consciousness.
Put simply, if we all practice Ho’oponopono with the intent to heal our world then we will in fact heal our world. I have started practicing this every night when I go to bed. You can also practice it while looking at yourself in the mirror. There are many videos or recordings with the words which I use as I fall asleep. I envision different people as I say the words to myself including envisioning my younger self. Lately, I have envisioned George Floyd and protestors too. I have even envisioned politicians I dislike. Here are a couple of options, there are many more on YouTube.
Along with practicing Ho’oponopono, I propose we shine a light on the color black. Let us celebrate the color black for what it is – the summation of all color – by shining the light of love, peace, forgiveness, healing, and understanding. I am lighting one candle to symbolize our unity as all one human species on this one earth under our one God, divine Source of All while saying the Ho’oponopono prayer:
I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
I genuinely believe as a collective we can affect change in our world by this one simple act of lighting one candle with this intention. Let us shine the light in the darkness of our world. Let us hold this light for all to see, to come home to, to find the peace and healing so many seek.
Did you know we all have a shadow? I didn’t. I have heard of shadow work but did not know that everyone has a shadow side. In fact, to fully realize your potential it is necessary to explore your shadow side. Hmm. This has been crossing my path for a reason as there are no coincidences. As I was exploring today, I ran across something I wrote a couple of months ago. I don’t know if you remember me saying I have been feeling the call to poetry as I shared in my post, Shine Your Light, from January. It seems now that I reread it, even my writing is suggesting a shadow … what do you think?
I and Me
We have been on our own now for a while, I and me.
We have been doing fine for awhile now, I and me.
Even though we are married it’s really just, I and me.
I’m learning to grow now, I and me.
I’m coming into my own now, I and me.
Soon you will know me, I and me.
Last night after participating in the global meditation for world healing, this phrase came to my mind … Stop in the name of love, before we destroy ourselves. Stop the conspiracies. Stop the finger pointing. Stop the judgement. Stop the politics. Stop crashing our lives. My project today was to write it out. I am no professional by any means but my whole heart was in it. My intent is to bring ideas for our new earth out into the open for all to think about. So, here it is enjoy!!
The first few months of 2020, I spent reviewing and resetting myself or so I thought. Bam! Mother nature hit me over the head to say wake up! Since the Corona-Confinement, I can see much more clearly that I was deluding myself if I thought I had taken the journey within. In my head I hear, ‘you now have time finish to finish the job.’
It has taken me a couple of weeks to get isolated enough to start to look at myself deeply since there is no one else to look at anymore. No one else to watch, to critique, to project my stuff on. Just me and my other three family members in the house with me but I have already analyzed them. We moved to the country so there is no one to watch out of my window either. The only person left to look at is me. What if this was by divine design?
What if this time-out for the human race, caused by the virus, was purposeful divine timing? What if this is the “event” that has been prophesied? The sky is still blue. The sea is not red. The sun still comes up every morning. And yet, we have all shifted into neutral. Our normal lives have been put on hold. After two weeks of staying home, in the United States, we have now been told another 30 days.
Another 30 days to sit and ponder. Am I safe from the virus? Will I recover from the virus? How is this affecting my family and my loved ones? How do I get income if I have lost it? How do I keep a job if I still have one? I have to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. How will I survive this physically, mentally, emotionally, and economically? The answer is faith. Faith in a power higher than your own. A faith in something that cannot be seen or heard but can be felt in your heart.
Be still and know that I am God. (Psalms 46:10)
I think this verse sums up the whole situation. We have all been made to slow down around the world. It is a global pause. A time out, for not just us, but also for mother earth as well, as we stay home. It is a time for us all to reset ourselves. Reset our way of living. Reset our way of thinking. It is an opportunity for a rebirth. Maybe, dare I say it, a new earth…
We are each being forced by circumstances beyond our control to reevaluate our lives – what we do, how we live, how we care for one another. This is bigger than politics. This is bigger than religion. You notice in both politics and religion that each has the ability to polarize humans against each other. I can’t imagine its good for us if it can polarize us against one another. It might be time to shift the paradigm. Get outside of the box thinking and look around. You’ve got the time now to do just that! Maybe that is the gift – Time. God has given us each time to stop and look at our lives. What do you see?
For the next 30 days, I challenge you to accept the divine gift of time we have each been given to really look at ourselves, our families, our communities, our country, and our world. Think outside the box, brainstorm ideas and practices, talk about the bad and the good – with yourself. The conversation is with yourself, so you are safe to speak your true thoughts. You can have silent conversations in your mind, journal your thoughts through writing, or speak them aloud in the mirror. This is your opportunity to create a world of your choosing.
Some concepts to consider and reshape. We have been doing things the same way for a long time. Are they still relevant? Are there better ways to address the same problem? Again, think outside the box.
- When was the last time you asked yourself if you were happy? What would make you happy?
- Do you cherish your family or tolerate your family? What would you like to see change in your family?
- Do you belong to a community? Describe that community? It could be your neighborhood, town, church, school, work, etc.
- How does your community or communities make you feel? Does it bring out your best qualities? What could you do differently?
- Schools are closed and students are learning from home? What are the positives and negatives of online or distance learning? What are some ways our education system needs to change?
- Everyone is concerned with their health and our healthcare system during this pandemic. If we started from scratch in designing healthcare how would it look? What is basic healthcare for all? What is the difference between elective procedures and required procedures? What role does mental health play in basic healthcare? What role does society play in basic healthcare? What role does government play in basic healthcare? What role does the world play in basic healthcare?
- Looking at work/life balance the tables have been flipped in many cases. More people are working from home than in the workplace during this time. Has working from home affected you? How do you find work/life balance? What would you like to see change in the workplace?
- In the US, our 50 states form a union under our one federal government. The original plan from our founding fathers was for the federal government to provide life, liberty, security, sovereignty for the union. Over time, the federal government has taken on more duties from the states for the states. What do you see is the purpose of the federal government? What do you see is the purpose of the state government? What is the purpose of political parties, namely Republicans and Democrats? Do political parties divide us? Is this division in our best interest? What would you change in how the states and federal government are run? How do you feel about term limits in the government? Describe your vision of good government?
- Looking at the world, what is the responsibility for each country to one another? At the global level there are world politics, world finance, and world religion. How do these interplay with one another? How does what happens on a global level affect you? Does it matter what happens on a global level? What changes are needed globally that affects us all?
There are many more branches on this tree of life we could explore, and I encourage you to keep going as more bubble up for you in the next 30 days. We have been given the gift of time to reevaluate, to reset, to find balance in our lives, our communities, and our world. Let’s put our gift to use! Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, or questions in the comments below.
Let go of the differences, Embrace the similarities.
Let go of judgement, Embrace common ground.
Let go of the old ways, Embrace new ideas.
Let go of divisions, Embrace unity.
The time has come to shine my light. I have been waiting, listening, for the point in time it was to be. It came today. Now is the time to write, to shine my light. To remind you, that it is time, as well, to shine your light. I began this journey in September 2018 with a list given to me that in hindsight may have been steps on my journey. This is the last subject on the list, “Shine Your Light.” I have been waiting for over six months for the body of the message to come to me. Five hours ago, it arrived in my life.
There is a great awakening coming upon us being ushered in this weekend by the universe with the Stellium on January 12, 2020. An astrological event that has not happened for 500 years. Many expect this planetary movement will bring sweeping global and personal changes, transitions, and ultimate transformation over the next 12 to 18 months. That sounds impressive… I am interested… and so I listen. Given the events that have occurred in just the first week of 2020, I am intrigued to learn more.
I have watched the news headlines play out much of what I had learned would be coming. Corruption is being exposed at all levels of institutions and structures: government, religious, education, pharmaceutical, media, and within our communities. Some stories were expected while others were a shock. Yet, for the most part we continue with our lives, or at least I continued with my life. I decided it was better to not give my energy to the darkness of the world. I spend my time envisioning an honest and happy world where everyone succeeds. I spend my time cultivating the gift within, which we all have, to co-create a world that makes me happy. (You Create Your Reality) I believe it was time well spent for now the time has come for us all to awaken to our power, to create our lives as we want to live.
I have spent the last six months practicing meditation. (Stay Present, Stay Centered, Stay Connected) It is much easier now for me to connect with the divine and to float in peaceful meditation. I have been practicing honing my intuition. I have been asking for my path to be illuminated and the next step to be clearly shown. Today may be the next step for which I have been practicing without knowing it. Now I am glad I kept practicing 🙂 I continue to be led to new opportunities in my life. I can chose to listen and follow or ignore those urgings. For the most part, I have been listening and exploring the next step. My life is unfolding in new and unexpected ways. We have moved into a new home, started a new business, and now I feel the urge to write poetry instead of narratives.
What if we could purge what no longer serves in our world? We could give birth to a new paradigm for a new world where we are each empowered to co-create our lives. It sounds too good to be true. I hope it is so. I am ready. Everything happens for a reason. We chose to be here at this time in history. We signed up to be a part of this shift in humanity. 2020 is the year to open our eyes to clearer vision of our world, of our possibilities and of the role we each play.
Turbulent, tumultuous times are forecasted during the shift as we face old paradigms crumbling away to give birth to new ideas and ways much like a woman endures labor to birth her new child into the world. I have birthed two children. The key is to breathe, trust, and allow nature to do its thing. (Rest in the Divine, Not the Illusion)
I am excited about the idea of a new world but also nervous and anxious. My son is active in the national guard and he was put on notice this week to have his affairs in order and to be ready in case the call comes in for his unit to deploy. In my happy world, I was unaware of the events with Iran. I am aware now and paying close attention. While I pray for peace, I am willing to fight against evil. When the time comes, everyone will have to take a stand to shine light or to hide in darkness. Unfortunately, that is the world we live in now but maybe not for long. (Out of the Shadows and Into the Light) Maybe a new world of peace, empowerment, equality, and respect will evolve … as we humans evolve.
Some Tips & Tricks for the Shift in Consciousness:
• Mind + Soul + Light: We were each born with inner guidance to navigate this life. Use it.
• If you get the feeling you should do more research on a subject, belief, or event, then do it. That is your inner guidance directing you. Listen to it. Find out what it wants you to know.
• Turn off the devices now and then so you can interact with what’s alive in the world: people, animals, plants. Listen. Learn.
• What’s your impact in the world? Is it positive? Are you who you want to be?
• Allow what is being revealed to flow. Do not judge. Allow it to come fully into the light.
• By accepting what is, then you can then ask how can I respond? Listen to your inner guidance. It will answer to lead you, if you allow it and accept it.
• The ego mind will promote fear, distrust, drama. Reject the ego mind. Don’t fall down the rabbit hole of drama.
• Through challenge, we all grow. Trust in the process. Instead of reacting – observe, see clearly all sides, listen to inner guidance, trust your intuition, then respond through the light of love.
In 2020, our vision is evolving. We are evolving. Listen to your heart, head and soul calling to you. Turn off the distractions. Be present to the world around you. The choice is always yours by divine will. (We are Light Beings). You can resist or participate in our changing world. But just remember, we are all one. (We are All One) If All are moving forward, where will you be? Trust all will be well. All will be as it should be in the end. Darkness only wins when you don’t shine your light. The light melts fear away. This is the year to shine your light! Shine it brightly! Be the you, you have always wanted to be. How will you know? It feels like you are coming home…Welcome Home!
All things happen in divine right timing … that’s Synchronicity! I have been experiencing a lot of synchronicity lately. A meaningful coincidence is known as synchronicity and has been discussed in both scientific and spiritual worlds. Many also know this as being in synch with your life. To be in synch everything just seems to flow and come along in divine right timing for your highest good. I am starting this post reviewing synchronicity for it was through this divine timing that certain people, books, and information have crossed my path to give me the answer for this post’s focus. I was given the title and my life path was to lead me to the answer.
I believe I have found the answer to be in finding balance between giving and receiving. We each have a physical heart, but we also have a spiritual heart. Our soul resides in our spiritual heart also known as our higher heart. Our higher heart houses our higher self. To allow our higher heart to awaken we must find balance between giving and receiving in our lives. We must have an open higher heart to receive the blessings in our lives.
For most people it is easier to give than to receive, at least it is for me. I have been working on being a gracious receiver of life’s blessings lately. I am learning to accept the beauty of life’s gifts with great appreciation along with many verbal thanks and more thanks. I am learning to not feel guilty that I am not deserving enough, or I am not in need. I am learning to allow others to do for me. For each should have the opportunity to serve and if I don’t allow someone to serve me, then how am I to expect others to allow me to serve them. Now you know I am not talking about the takers in life because we each know some people who always take and never give. I am talking about the givers in life. If you are a giver, it is important for you to learn to receive – joyfully!!!
You know how it feels to give the perfect gift and to watch the joy, to feel the appreciation, and to see the results of giving that perfect gift? Well, that is how the universe feels too! Just like you it wants to give the perfect gift. Just like you it wants to witness the joy that gift brings. Just like you it is disappointed if the gift is not appreciated. Just like you it will stop giving if its gifts do not bring joy and thanksgiving.
Giving is choosing to love and choosing light;
Receiving is allowing love, allowing light and allowing blessings into your life.
Let’s all chose to light up with love and allow blessings by connecting to divine source, God of All, through opening our higher heart in giving and receiving. None of us are alone on our life path. Light and love are always available to us – we just need to remember to ask. You see the outer world tries to convince us we are separate from God; separate from each other through race, religion, sex; separate from other cultures and countries. Be we are not separate for we all have a higher heart which is a direct connection to the divine source of ourselves and of God. We are all one. All are connected. When we approach life from love, we can see our connectedness.
As we connect with one another, we either give or receive. We each need to find balance in this exchange. Sometimes that means saying “no” and sometimes that means saying “yes.” If you not sure which one you should be saying, then stop and ask yourself, ask you higher heart. Which answer truly honors your higher self? You will know the answer by how you feel. A light feeling means yes, and a heavy feeling means no. Love yourself enough to be true to yourself, true to your feelings. It is okay to say no, and it is okay to say yes – as long as – the answer brings you a feeling of being uplifted not weighed down.
My sister is a perfect example of needing to find balance. She always says yes to whatever is asked of her to do regardless of how it affects her life. She also typically says no to anyone offering to help her. This type of constant giving to others leaves her drained and unable to be open to receiving. When you constantly say no to others offers to help, then they stop offering. Likewise, the universe will stop offering.
My challenge to her and to you if this sounds familiar, is to say yes to the next person who offers you assistance of any type. That person has crossed your path at that time for a purpose! Say yes and allow the universe to bring you that purpose. Allow that purpose and its blessings into your life! Be open to choose and to allow. Once you choose blessings over burdens, you will have miracle follow miracle in your life … once you allow it into your life.
The one big caveat … you must relinquish control! You must not resist the universe by trying to control how another helps you. It is okay to let go and let it happen. I see this often too. Someone will say yes to my help and then want to tell me how to do it for them. Let go already! I learned this working as a manager. An employee cannot spread their wings and fly if I keep them on a string or in a cage. In many cases, I learned new ways of doing things by allowing others to help me and allowing them to do it their way.
How do I get there? Spirit reminds me that practice makes perfect! I need to practice every day to open my heart. To approach life from an open heart is to choose to operate or give from love and light while also allowing love and light to flow back and to be received into my heart. I have been practicing an open-heart meditation lately that has really been helping me to shift into a higher life path. So, I would like to share it with you:
Open Heart Meditation (practice for 5 – 10 minutes each day)
Get comfortable in a spot with no distractions. Close your eyes. With sincere intention pray or say the following aloud or silently: Archangel Michael be with me now. Protect me and guide me to open my heart to connect with you. Then picture in your imagination your heart with a door or a window that opens to green pastures. Keep repeating with sincere intention while seeing your heart open to the green fields in your minds eye. Stay open to allow the blessings to come in. When you feel the slightest ache in your heart you know your heart is opening. I suggest keep practicing until the feeling of the open heart becomes easier and easier for you to achieve with your intention.
Do you have any ideas on giving and receiving? Do you have any ideas on maintaining balance in this area of your life? Please share below so we can all help one another …
Who was Jesus? Whether you are religious or not you have most likely heard the name Jesus. Who and what exactly Jesus was has been greatly debated for thousands of years. From my theological teachings, Jesus is before death and Christ is after death. Christ is the risen from the dead Jesus. Some say he was a great prophet. Some say he was the messiah. Some say he is the son of God. Some say he is an ascended master. Some say he is a great teacher. Some say he is just another human being. I say he is all those things. I also say that we have the same Christ power within each of us.
Jesus understood fully the divine power he held within his physical being. He was made in and of God just like you and me. We are all children of God. We each have God power within us. The difference is we do not accept it, believe it or use it as Jesus did in his lifetime. He did come to teach us the good news of God or Divine Source. His teachings have been compiled in the bible. He is not the only teacher of this good news. Many other teachers and philosophers have also shared “the secret” with us but for some reason not everyone is drawn to understanding how life works.
As I travel this path to deeper understanding, another synchronicity occurred as I came across the teachings of Florence Shinn. Florence Shinn was an author and teacher of metaphysics in the 1920’s. She wrote a book “The Game of Life and How to Play It.” I bought the book and read it. What a treasure trove of teachings it was! Most of the concepts were not new but she provided deeper understanding of these concepts through biblical teachings. She describes the bible as a metaphysical manual that when used properly will provide you with all the tools to a happy and successful life.
In 1920 she is sharing the same secrets as many others through the ages have shared including contemporary authors of “The Secret”; “Law of Attraction with Abraham Hicks”; “Conversations with God” and I could go on. The teachings are available for us all to have joyful, prosperous, and healthy lives. The question for me is why isn’t everyone interested in following these teachings?
I think the answer is most people continue to live in distortion and illusion. If you are wondering what I mean by that check out my earlier posts: Out of the Shadows, Into the Light; Distortion and Illusion; and Rest in the Divine Not in the Illusion. To live better lives, we must wake up to the fact we have to consciously partake in the creation of our lives. Stop living mindlessly in our days. Pay attention to our thoughts, our words, and our actions. Pay attention to what we give our focus to because that is what we are calling into our lives be it positive or negative.
I see the headlines flash on politics as I turn on my computer or my television and I could so easily lose myself in the drama of politics. I am mindful now not to give my energy or focus to the political stage designed to draw me in and take my energy from me. I am not sure what is fake news or real news anymore. In my community everyone is accepting of one another. I don’t feel the polarization portrayed in the news, but they want me too. I am learning to say no thank you to that life experience instead choosing joy, peace, and prosperity.
How do I choose differently? I choose differently by going within and connecting to my divine source. We each have this inner divine source and it goes by many names: soul; higher being; inner being; spirit; and the superconscious. Call it whatever you would like, just know that this is your direct communication link with God, Lord of All, Infinite Intelligence, or Source of All. Christ was fully aware of his direct link to God through his inner spirit.
Christ level awareness is knowing we are all powerful when we are in alignment with our divine spirit. This divine spirit lives within us. Divine spirit communicates to us through inspiration, feelings, and hunches. If we improve our communication skills with our divine spirit, then we will improve our lives. I have been working on developing my skills in this area through meditation, yoga, reading, journaling, prayer, and opening my psychic abilities. These are good self-development practices if you are interested in growing your communication with the divine. There is a wealth of information on the internet, in the library, and of course YouTube. What is right for you is what feels good to you. I get goose bumps when I come across certain teachings, then I know from within for this to be true for me. Has something given you goosebumps and resonated as true from within you? Please share in the comments below.
The celebration of Easter Sunday is coming up. Easter is the celebration of new life for Jesus died but then Christ rose from the dead to new life. The season of spring is a celebration of new life in nature all around us. We, too, can live anew by choosing to live as ONE with our inner divine spirit.
In closing here is an ancient proverb that gave me goosebumps…
According to an old Hindu legend…there was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.
Where to hide their divinity was the question. So, Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. “Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods. But Brahma answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.” Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But Brahma said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.” Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.” But once again Brahma replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.” Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”
Brahma thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”
All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something already within themselves.
~ Author unknown