Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Allow Love, Allow Light, Allow Blessings

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 …

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Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Christ Level Awareness from Within

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

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Conscious Living, Spirituality

The Path is Illuminated when You are in the Flow ~ Return to Love

I have been on a path for years to figure out what my path or life purpose is exactly. Sometimes the answers come easily and sometimes I feel like I am living in limbo waiting for the answer. If you recall I had mentioned in earlier posts that these topics were given to me during a meditative state, consequently I am writing on the topic given to me. At first this seemed like a hard topic, however, it now seems perfectly timed since I am feeling like I am in the limbo position again! So, if I read this topic title correctly then it is because of the fact I am not in the “flow”…

So, what is flow? How does flow feel? And how do I get into flow?

As always when the student is ready, the teacher appears. As I am pondering this topic, I begin to run across multiple videos and articles on flow! I already knew what being in the flow felt like since I have been there many times. It is feels like I am running on all eight cylinders with everything clicking into place. It is synergistic magic. Everything just flows into place for the project or event I am working on at the time.

How to get into the flow when you are not feeling it is the hard part. Meditation seems to be a key component for most based on my research. Focus is also an important component as is visualization. I like to use visualized focus by narrowing what needs to be done into parts. By narrowing my focus, I don’t get overwhelmed with whole project. The same concept can work in any area of your life. Back when I was playing tennis, I always reminded myself one point at a time is how the game is won. I would concentrate on the point in play refusing to think about the overall score. Once that point was won or lost, I focused on the next one. One step at a time, one day at a time, one post at a time – whatever it is – just keep doing it one at time and moving forward.

When you are on the right path, it should come fairly easy to keep moving forward one step at a time. If it is too challenging to keep moving forward, it might be time to re-evaluate your path. We are each born with natural gifts, talents, and strengths. We are born with these for a reason. These are the gifts, talents, and strengths we need to fulfill our life purpose. It is important that you take the time to recognize what your gifts, talents, and strengths are to be successful in life. While I enjoy playing tennis for fun, I do not have the talent to be a professional tennis player. I have been given other talents in life such as the drive find the connection in life’s mysteries along with the analytical desire to find the data to back it up.

A couple of years ago I discovered the book “Clifton Strength Finders 2.0” and it changed my whole outlook on myself! The cover of the book said it will change the way you look at yourself – and the world around you – forever. After applying what I learned from Strength Finders I would say that is a true and accurate statement. I have used this tool to better manage my staff at work. I used this tool with my youngest son to help him determine his best career path in college. I have used this tool in stewardship ministry at my church. I used this tool to confirm my life’s purpose. Its principles are global and apply to all people in all situations.

Basically, the Gallup group wanted to start a conversation about what is right with people. For some reason, we tend to focus on our weaknesses thinking if we improve them, then we will improve ourselves. This new improved thinking says focus on our strengths and see how much more we can become by using them to the fullest. We have been following a misguided maxim – you can be anything you want to be if you just try hard enough. Unfortunately, this is taking the path of most resistance if what you want to be is not your natural strength. A better revision to the maxim – you cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you already are. As Gallup says each person has greater potential for success in specific areas, and the key to human development is building on who you already are. I took the Strength Finder 2.0 test back in 2015 and my life has been on a different trajectory ever since!

Through the test I found out my top five are: Connectedness; Maximizer; Strategic; Ideation; Analytical.

Learning about my top five answered so many questions in my life. I am only going to touch on a couple of them here. Connectedness was an affirmation for me! I always wondered why I see how things are related to one another and someone else can’t see what I am talking about. It was frustrating to me to try to communicate this to others. In my project management work, it probably was one of the reasons I was so successful. I could see what person/event was going to affect another event and how to get ahead of it. For my personal life, it answered my constant spiritual quest and thirst to understand how and why we are here. I knew there was a connection to it all – I could feel it!

Being a Maximizer was an eye opener for me. I had often been criticized for not being able to let an idea or project go when everyone else was ready to move on. I always thought of this as a personal flaw that I needed to work on. Now I know it is not a flaw at all, but rather a strength! Good is not good enough for me. If I see great, then good is not enough. I naturally want to take good and make it great! By learning my top five from Strength Finders I understand my God given gifts and use them more effectively. I have noticed when I use my natural talents and strengths that my work just flows … in other words I stay in the flow.

What I have learned is if I am in flow, then I am on the right path for me. Thus, the path is illuminated when you are in the flow!

So, if you are not feeling it then you may not be on your predestined path. I highly recommend the book, Clifton Strength Finders 2.0, to explore the strengths you were born with to illuminate your path.

When you take time to do this and to discover your natural gifts, you are also returning to love. Because to return to love is to return to your inner self. Your inner self already knows about these gifts and has been waiting for you to discover them if you have not already. Always remember you are divinely made. You are born with innate and divine gifts to be used in this lifetime. It is time to discover your gifts, use your gifts, and get in the flow of life.

Sometimes you have to just do it! When I sat down to write this, I was not feeling it, but I had broken down the parts and knew what I wanted to say. As I wrote it began to flow. The synchronicity of everything falling into place came forward as I wrote. Do you have any synchronistic moments you would like to share? Do you have any tips on how you get into flow to work? Please comment below.

Dear Lord of All,
I ask for divine guidance on my path,
I ask for divine light to illuminate my path,
I give thanks for divine love on my path,
Amen

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Awakening, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Return to the Awareness of All that You Are

Time Out! It is time for a personal time out! It’s interesting we can often see when someone else needs a time out to settle down, regroup, re-energize, but we often don’t see or better yet pay attention to the signs in our ourselves. If you are not feeling like being the best version of you that you can be, then maybe you need a time out. Take some time to be alone even if only for five minutes.

During this time out, actively choose to reconnect with yourself. Take a few calming breathes to reconnect with your body. Take a minute to feel your heart center open while you breathe to the love within you and around you. Remind yourself that while you have a mind, you are not your mind. You are more. You are made of more than the endless chatter of your mind. We are each born with a body, a mind, feelings, intuition, ego, and natural talents. The secret to returning to the awareness of all that we are is found in the order by which we allow ourselves to be directed.

For most of us we have been following the order: (notice how they fade in order of use)
ego leadThis order does not produce success or fulfillment in life.
In contrast, the most successful order to follow is:intuition leadDuring your time out take a minute to reflect on yourself and pick which aspect out of the six listed above has been leading you or misleading you. If needed, consciously choose again which aspect out of the six to lead you. Return to the awareness of all that you are. You are divinely created with your power rooted in love and light. The ego creates doubt, fear, and brings up your defenses. Let it go. Push the ego aside to get to your true self.

Through all my studies and research, it is our quiet inner voice, which most know as intuition, that is the voice from divine source, spirit, or our higher self. Intuition often uses our feelings to communicate with us. Learn to honor your feelings to follow your intuition. Another way to know intuition from ego is the ego is concerned with itself and comes to you in “I” statements. Intuition is concerned for you and comes to you in “you” statements. For example, while in a meeting someone is going off on something you don’t agree with, your ego might say “I don’t have to listen to this. This idiot doesn’t know what he is talking about”; while your intuition might say “You should let him speak his peace so he will be able to listen to you. You might find some common ground by listening”.

The lives we create for ourselves boil down to our thoughts, our words, and our actions. In fact, each day is a result of our thoughts, our words, and our actions. While our thoughts come from our mind, remember we are more than our minds. Is your mind being led by your ego or your divine guidance of intuition? The first step is to keep our thoughts in line with who we are and who we want to be. Why? Because our thoughts produce our words and our actions. Together thought, word, and action produce our reality. For more insight in to how thoughts, words, and actions create our reality, check out my post, You Create Your Reality.

So back to our time out …

  1. You took a minute to breathe,
  2. You took a minute to open your heart to your breath and to love all around you,
  3. You took a minute to pinpoint which of the six aspects has been leading you;
  4. Now take a minute to adjust your thoughts to be in alignment with who you want to be.
  5. Then take the last minute to voice your commitment to your alignment, give thanks for your decision and physically take a step forward.

Congratulations you just returned to the awareness of all that you are!!!

Ready for more, download my One-Week Challenge. You can do it! Do you have other ideas on ways to return to the true you? I would love to hear them. Would you like more information on the six human aspects we are all born with?  Please comment below.

Dear Lord of All,
Be with me now,
Guide me in my thoughts to choose love, to choose light,
Open my heart to the possibilities that abound,
Open my heart to understanding that which I cannot understand,
Release any judgement, fear, doubt, or anger from within me,
Replace these with seeds of grace, love, & understanding,
Replace my darkness with your light,
Fill me with the awareness of all that I am,
I ask this in gracious gratitude for, so it is,
Amen.

 

Awakening, Conscious Living, Spirituality

Path of Light is the Way

We are more than we think we are, for we are made in God’s image. We are beings of the light. The issue is we have not accepted our power, our potential. We have been and are being programmed in this world to have the perception this is all there is, this is all we can do, and this is all we can have in this life. But it is not true. We each have within us the power to be all we ever imagined we could be. We are unlimited light beings created to co-create with our God a beautiful world of light and love.

Why do we not see this in ourselves? Because we have been programed since birth with limiting beliefs, rules, laws, religion, and government to be kept in the dark of our true source of power.  That power is our divine light source within us and it is a part of us just like our heart or our brain. Many are beginning to wake up to the realization that we are more than we had thought or were taught, myself included. Throughout my life I have had this inner knowing there was more. I would begin to explore this calling many times only to be distracted by another world event or another religious teaching. Each time I would slip back into the matrix of the world as we know it. But within the past couple of years, I have been able to explore deeper within myself to find the source of power which so many don’t want me to find. It is my divine light source otherwise known as my soul or my spirit or my higher self.

Interestingly enough, my journey within was spurred again without distraction after being harassed and slandered by my employer the Catholic Church. After eight years of dedicated service along with an extremely successful track record in parish management, a sacrificial lamb was needed to appease a small group of loud problem parents from the parish school. Ironically, I had joked it was my crucifixion unbeknownst to me that it really would be. The small crowd of parents didn’t like the changes being implemented to make them accountable for the cost of tuition and the state of the school. They expected the church to pay for their children’s education and to run the school without the need to adhere to any outside regulations. I became the target for their anger at being called out for their actions. They began a smear campaign against me with the diocese demanding action. They lied, they edited video, they wrote letters. Wow – now that I think about it, it reminds me of mainstream media with their one-sided story telling. Long story short, it was determined by the diocese that I was a problem and needed to go away for them to appease the parents and to remain the supreme church authority. After my duties were cut and my name slandered, I quit. I saw first-hand from eight years of church management the control the church uses over its parishioners to keep them in the dark and to keep them in their matrix. Power, greed, abuse – yes it does all exist within the catholic church. Although I believe these problems also exist in other religious denominations, in our government, in our world. I cover a few of these in the posts: Out of the Shadows, Into the Light; Distortion & Illusion; and Light Overcomes Dark.

After my church harassment experience, I became disillusioned with the religious illusion which began my purposeful journey to find my power by following the light that called from within me. I can tell you that after two years of actively following the path of light from within that I am happier than ever with more confidence and freedom to shine my light a little brighter each day. I am so grateful and thankful for all this journey has taught me and continues to teach me. I want to share with you some of my favorites from my journey to date in hopes they may inspire you to follow your path of light within…

Here are a some of my Favorite Books:

Awaken The Spirit Within by Rebecca Rosen –

Love, love, love this book!!! It offers so much insight into the spirit world, the physical world along with connecting religious beliefs.

Conversations with God Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch –

Spirit guided me to this book just after it was released which was back in 1995. It resonated with me to my core. Then another distraction in life took me down the rabbit hole back into the matrix of our programmed world. However, the insights gained from this book have come back to me time and time again.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra –

Simple quick read with very profound insight into our world and the natural laws or universal laws that govern it.

Channeling the Guides and Angels of Light by Melanie Beckler –

I discovered Melanie first on Pinterest then on YouTube. I subscribe to her blog and her videos. This book contains meditations channeled from the spirit world to guide us in understanding the light and the power within us which connects to source otherwise known as God. Her style is simple, basic, and down to earth.

Everyday A Friday and Think Better, Live Better by Joel Osteen –

These are Christian based books for living your purpose in life. Simple inspiring reads. For some reason I don’t like to view or listen to Joel Osteen, but I love his positive writing. I learned from Joel to bloom where I am planted – no matter where it is!

Imagine Big by Terry Savelle Foy –

Terry is another Christian writer who I discovered a year ago on YouTube. She is so motivating and inspirational to follow the dreams inside you because God put them there for a reason. She gives a lot of success tips and tricks as she goes along.

Here are a Few of my Favorite Videos:  (Sometimes I listen to the videos while driving since I don’t always have the time to sit to watch and listen.  More important to listen than to watch these.)

Crash Course of Spirituality by Mindvalley

47 minute video on thinking outside spiritual and religious paradigms

Dr. Michael Beckwith with Oprah Super Soul Conversation

30 minute podcast on the power within each of us along with spiritual discovery

Exploring the Event by Collective Evolution

48 minute video exploring from a reason and logic stance the spiritual event that so many have been talking about for a few years but has not happened and how looking through a different lens helps bring clarity to the process.

Conscious Deprogramming by Collective Evolution

7 minute video which is the third part to a four-part series, but I think this is the best summary to cover the four parts. I think Collective Evolution is perfect for the skeptic. Sometimes I am a skeptic looking for more facts to help me understand a concept or event. I have found Collective Evolution to be a neutral lens to look at deeper subjects.

It is important to remember you have the do the work. We can’t just “think” it. We have to “be” it, if we want things to change. Lastly, I would like to share with you another favorite of mine from Marianne Williamson’s book “A Return to Love”…

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Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Stay Present, Stay Centered, Stay Connected

Happy 2019!  Are you ready for this year to be the best year yet?  I am!  I have included a free guide sheet for you to make 2019 a year to remember!  Time for new beginnings, new resolutions, and new goals!  Actually, each day is an opportunity for these too!  Let go of the past and focus on today!  I have been living with these words for a while now since this post has been in the back of my mind since before the holidays.  So, over the holidays I tried hard to do just that – to let go of the old, to stay present, to stay centered, and to stay connected – to me.

The holidays are usually filled with a little drama in my family.  I have a big family with six brothers and sisters who all have families of their own now.  I have learned that dysfunction seems to run in all families big or small particularly at the holidays.  In the past, I would feed into the drama and get caught up in reliving old wounds or predicting new ones to come.  I am happy to report I had a stress free, no drama, happy holiday after practicing being mindful, letting go of judgement, and staying centered in love and light.  Now before you roll your eyes, it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

There were a few triggers that I almost succumbed to, but I was able to remind myself to just be an observer and not a participant.  Believe it or not, it worked!  When I wanted to say something that wasn’t in line with who I wanted to be, I just took a breath instead while listening and observing as though I were in a scene of a play.  Through my spiritual journey, I am learning to step back, observe, and ask why certain things have shown up in my life.  After all, as we discussed in a previous post, we do create our reality.  So, for some reason my life is giving me what I asked for, even if I am not aware I asked for it.  The question then becomes, what am I to learn from what has shown up?

If I want to continue to grow and evolve on my spiritual path to love and light, then I must recognize the lessons along the way.  I am finding it easier to recognize the lessons when I stay centered in love and connected to spirit.  I am also finding it easier to find the blessing in each lesson as I go along.  As I find the blessing, gratitude for my life increases as well.  This has been my focused path for 2018.  While I am happy with my progress, I still have a long way to go and am looking forward to 2019 being a spectacular year on my journey!

During 2018, I really concentrated on becoming mindful in my daily living.  If you haven’t noticed “mindful” is the new buzz word for improving your health, your life, and just about everything else.  To be mindful is to stay in the present moment.  To slow our minds from going over the past or planning the future but rather to be fully conscious of today.  To be conscious or awake enough to pay close attention to the details of what we encounter in the present day we are living.

I had to get honest with myself and I am asking you to do the same.  Are you mindlessly going through life or mindfully going through life?  Most of us, myself included, are so busy with the day-to-day of life that we are living on autopilot which translates to mindless living.  I am suggesting you turn off the autopilot to be fully engaged in every moment of your day.  Manually take a moment to think about each thought, word, or action you take in your day.  At first it is a little awkward since it is new, but you will quickly adapt with practice.  I can guarantee you will begin to see your life in a whole new way!

To help you get started I put together a short guide on beginning to live mindfully.  It is just two pages double-sided.  The first one talks about the benefits and the short 2 step process to get started.  The second page is full of mindful practices for you to explore.  I am freely giving this in service to all, while following my mantra to give what you want, share what you have, and to be the source.  Click to download:

Quick Guide to Being More Mindful

I hope you find the information as useful as I have.  If you like the guide sheet or have more suggestions for ways to become and stay mindful, please share in the comments below.  I would love to hear from you!  Please click the Follow button to stay connected.

Cheers to 2019 being your best year yet!!!

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Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

You Are Infinite, You Are A Bridge

*Wrote this in 2018, however, it is a classic message we still need to hear and accept today in 2020!*

Is it the Grinch who stole Christmas or the Grinch who brought Christmas? Let’s take a look at the Grinch from a different perspective…

Remember geometry proofs from high school? I loved them! Yes, I am aware most people did not. However, when you look at proofs, they are just logic linking one step with another until you have an answer. A logical mathematical answer that can be proven such as:

A = B, B = C, therefore A = C

Simple enough to understand. So, why do so many question their innate power as a child of God?

You are created in and of God, God is Infinite, therefore, You Are Infinite

Every religion I know accepts we are made in and of God, the source of All. We have heard there is infinite possibility available to us. This infinite possibility is not something that is available outside of ourselves. It comes from within us. You and I are the ones who call it forth in our own lives. When we operate from love, from the light, then we are in alignment with God our source who is infinite possibilities, blessings, and opportunities. This is our divine potential that is ours to use to do great things here on earth for ourselves and for others. With spiritual guidance, working from love we can do anything. Love is the path of infinite possibility. It is the direct path to realize our potential, to expand our consciousness, and to call forth infinite blessings for all on earth.

As we expand from within to open our heart to the light and to the possibilities, we grow just like the Grinch! That just popped into my mind as I was looking for the words to visualize our expansion of love. It’s perfect given the time of year. Spirit always delivers. The Grinch was closed off to love and light. He lived in the dark, in doubt, in the Illusion that nothing mattered but taking care of himself. He believed he was alone in the world which made him a Grinch. Then the Grinch was shown love. He was shown forgiveness. He was welcomed just as he was. He finally accepted he was worthy of love. Once the Grinch accepted this, his heart opened and grew and grew.

We too must let go of the doubt that keeps us stuck in place. Let go of the illusion we are limited in potential, blessings, and opportunities. Stop looking outside of yourself. Accept the fact you are worthy! You are infinite! You are loved by God more than you know! Allow these truths to grow stronger and brighter within you as the Grinch did when he realized joy did not come from things. The love and joy of Christmas was not something he could take away. If anything, he had made Christmas in Whoville bigger and brighter than ever! Open your heart to claim your destiny as the Grinch did when he opened his heart to the light of the true meaning of Christmas which is love.

As you open to your infinite potential as a child of God, you become a bridge anchoring the divinity of source, the one God, here on earth. As you open your heart, the bridge of light is complete between heaven and earth. The flow of unlimited potential, infinite possibilities, and positive change are available to you through this bridge of love and light. Your whole life can change when you open your heart to the possibilities, when you shift your perspective … just look at the Grinch!

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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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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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Conscious Living, Vibrational Living

Raise Your Vibration

TGIF! It’s Friday and that is normally a good vibration day! Through our experiences, perception, and expectations Friday is a high vibrational day. We expect to relax on the weekend. We look forward to getting off work. We have memories of fun weekends which start with Friday. These thoughts, feelings, and memories are what raise our vibration up. When we raise our vibration, we feel better, we see things differently, we become more optimistic. I love the book “Every Day A Friday” by Joel Osteen for it talks about living each day with the same outlook as we do a Friday. Life is really all about our outlook and perception – both of which are completely within our control.

In my last post I took a walk on the dark side. Acknowledging the darkness in the world would lower my vibration, you would think, but after bringing acceptance to the truth I feel lighter. It took time for me to reach acceptance as the silence of disbelief made me remember my first post “Out of the Shadows, Into the Light.” It is the silence that can keep the darkness hidden and allow it to grow. Once we bring the dark secrets to light we can process them and choose to live differently. We need to be honest with one another. We need to talk about the truth as we know it. Together we build a better world when we collectively acknowledge past wrongs as not acceptable. When we collectively raise our vibration, we help the whole world raise its vibration.

So, what kind of vibration am I talking about? I am talking about the vibrational energy we send out with our thoughts, feelings, and words. I know everyone has experienced the feeling of love when holding a baby, a puppy, or a kitten. That feeling emitted vibrational energy. I have been so mad before as to see red, scream and yell. That was a completely different vibrational energy being sent. This has been studied with many resources and charts available depicting the vibration level attributed to thoughts, feelings, and words. Here are two different ones:

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As shown by these charts, positive thoughts, feelings, and words raise your vibration leading to more positive energy. Negative thoughts, feelings, and words lower your vibration leading to more negative energy. One of the biggest changes we can make in our lives is to look at our own belief systems and judgements to see where we are holding ourselves back from raising our vibration. We hold on to beliefs that we formed somewhere in our lifetime that keep us from reaching our full potential. Do any of these comments sound familiar?

“I am not good enough …”

“I am not smart enough …”

“I am not good-looking enough …”

One hidden belief I had that I recently uncovered was it was bad to be rich. One of my goals in life was to be wealthy but each time I looked at this I would also tell myself not too wealthy because that was wrong. I believed it was bad to have so much when others do not, even though part of my desire to have wealth was to be able to create and fund changes I would like to see in the world. It wasn’t until recently when I was taking a free mini-class by Harv Eker that I realized money had nothing to do with being good or bad. There are rich people who are good and rich people who are bad. There are poor people who are good and poor people who are bad. There are people in the middle who are good and people in the middle who are bad. Money is simply another energy source or a tool in the world which we can use for good or we can use for bad. If we put judgement on people with or without money that is our own judgement, but the money has nothing to do with it.

Wow! That was an eye opener for me. Judgement is such a huge issue for humanity. We judge on money, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, zip code, style of dress and the list goes on. Judgement falls below the 200 mark on the vibrational energy scale. I am working on eliminating judgement from my life and I encourage everyone else to do the same. None of us know what storm another has endured to bring them to this moment in time. Here are few good movies that illustrate this with a positive vibration: The Shack; I Can Only Imagine; A Wrinkle In Time.

One last idea I want to leave you with is you absorb the energy of those around you. You can choose to be around people who have positive high vibrational energy. If you don’t have anyone like that to be around then listen to their podcasts, read their books, or watch their videos or shows.

Important words from Peter Voogd:

If you hang around five confident people, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five intelligent people, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five millionaires, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five idiots, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five broke people, you will be the sixth.

It’s inevitable.

So, do you have any tips you would like to share on how you stay positive and loving in life?  Please comment below.