Our awakening happens in cycles & rhythms, ebbs & flows, valleys & peaks, stages & phases, continuous next levels & layers. The beginning stages/phases often find us desiring greater health, balance, wellness. Exercise, diet, hatha… More
In the morning stillness
my gaze rests
on the sunlight dancing on the canopy of leaves.
Each breath out,
I release all the mind
believes me to be.
As I breathe into the empty spaces
I am filled with the songs of birds,
the whispers of trees,
the pulsing dance of Mother Earth
and Cosmic Light.
In the surrender of just being,
I am evermore connected
to the loving wisdom of Life,
& I am evermore connected.
“Spiritual awakening refers to a shift in consciousness, a perception of reality which had been previously unrealized. The culmination of such realizations is in the recognition of oneness with all of existence.” from the Urban Dictionary
This is a good comprehensive description of awakening. I would add, that awakening is an on-going process for the vast majority … but only if we engage with the process consciously.
Awakening is the topic of our time, because it’s a very real, exciting, evolutionary leap that humanity is making present day.
But what does this really mean?
What does this feel & look like?
Who does it affect?
Why does it matter?
Who is awakening?
I can only share from my personal, direct experience & from witnessing the journey of others, whether it be friends, family, or clients. As the quote from the Urban Dictionary expresses above, as we begin to wake-up, our perceptions change & consciousness expands. Yet this can still seem quite vague to some still asleep or just on the cusp of waking.
It helps me to break it down in specific, tangible examples, even though it can often defy any kind of concrete description. Waking-up is a deeply personal voyage we take into our own heart & soul. As we awaken, our perceptions of what we believed to be true begin to shift, morph, fall away & expand. This may happen in a flash from an intense experience that forever changes our awareness. Or it may happen subtly, over time, from beginning a practice of yoga or meditation. It may also come on in trauma, from an injury or illness, or perhaps from the loss of someone we loved dearly.
Rumi wrote in this poem, a key phrase: Don’t go back to sleep.
For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.
From within, I couldn’t decide what to do.
Unable to see, I heard my name being called.
Then I walked outside.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the door sill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
What does this look & feel like? Before we begin our awakening, we are living in a state of slumber, asleep without knowing it. We most likely won’t even understand the meaning of being asleep, until we begin to wake.
While asleep, we are living from unconscious programs & conditioning. There is an acceptance of thought forms & beliefs that we learn form the majority. This majority may include family, education systems, culture, societal rules, etc. They tend towards thing in terms of black & white, right & wrongs; judgments, prejudices, fears & divisions, that have crept into our psyche by osmosis; the systems that ‘run’ the world are rarely questioned; and the mundane, contentment of empty entertainment/substances as the stress release from the accepted pressures of ‘this is how life is’ resolve.
But when we begin to awaken, we begin to question, we begin to seek, we desire to know more deeply who we are & why are we here. Although for me, those questions weren’t quite that clear, however as I awoke, I came closer to what seemed like the answers.
The process may be as soft as a whisper or as abrupt as thunder.
The purpose of life may take on new meaning, perhaps a new creativity springs forth, or an unquenchable thirst for learning becomes a driving force. Many experience the desire to change their eating habits to a kinder diet. Others may begin feeling called to seek truth & justice, via activism. Some find a strong call to connect with nature, while others find the need for emotional healing. Still others seek God/Spirit directly.
As we begin to look at ourselves & the world through new colored lenses, our mind & heart expand into new realizations and epiphanies. There are new qualities of being that are accessed. While some may begin to experience as sense of Peace for the first time ever, another may feel newly energized after being previously identified by depression.
One may experience states of Bliss or Joy. This realization awakens them to another level of expanded awareness ~ that our true inner expression IS Bliss or Joy, not the personality with whom we’ve thought ourselves to be!
There are as many unique expressions of waking-up, as there are souls.
What does this mean? Waking up, Awakening … means, we are accessing new levels of awareness, consciousness, knowing of ourselves beyond all that we have believed when we were asleep. It is this expansion of consciousness which also helps us to connect more deeply with our Soul, with the desire for more Truth, Justice, or Freedom, to feel more Peace, Compassion, Harmony, Higher Connection.
It is this expansion of consciousness which also connects us more to our heart intelligence, to Love, to our intuition, and to an inner guidance that deeply supports us in becoming free-thinking, verse conforming to the collective, mass consciousness, blindly.
Awakening inspires us to realize that we carry emotional/mental wounds. A deeper awareness begins to inform us, that these hurts we carry, often compel us to hurt ourselves & others, whether we mean to or not. If we continue to stay open & willing to awaken, we’re inspired to heal our wounds, resolve hurts with others, and eventually to expand our focus from our individual lives, into how we can serve our sisters, brothers, Mother Nature & all living beings.
What I once believed as black & white, becomes grey & the full spectrum of color.
Where once I saw our world from one dimension, now expands to many.
That which was once experienced as solid, is now all energy.
Though in the past I believed myself to be seperate from you, truly we are all connected.
And as we continue on the path of awakening, we begin to find it is unending, never dull, always full of wonder & magic, and that there are stages & phases of growth & change, upon stages & phases of expansion. We grow into our Wholeness. We transform. Our life transforms. . . Beautifully & continually.
Why does this matter & who does it affect? This matters tremendously because it affects everyone! Firstly, it affects each of us, as expressed above. Secondly, our world is in desperate need of awakened hearts & minds. Souls who have healed themselves, and can bring that harmonized, balanced, clear perspective to all Life.
Our collective consciousness & those leading the majority thought forms on our planet, have been deeply asleep, separated from their own loving depths of being. As we awaken, we become the new free-thinking, expansive, exploring higher states of being consciousness. This uplifts all of humanity & Mother Earth.
Each of us matter. And each one of us who takes on the responsibility of Awakening, makes an impact.
Who is Awakening? My guess is, that if you’re reading this, you’ve begun! Many more around the world are beginning this amazing, glorious mass awakening at hand today, as it is written in the stars, so to speak, and the energy of this time on Earth.
Awakening isn’t a one time event. We may have a great moment or period of time, where everything is opening up in a new way. There may be a powerful epiphany which has re-set the course of a life. This is awesome & perfect. But, in the way in which I hold this awareness, that doesn’t mean we’re awake. That means we’re on the path, we’re in process, and the path is stretched our before us to continue our journey.
Some of us choose this path, because the old ways of our life aren’t bringing us happiness, health, freedom. Some begin awakening because their Soul & Life has deemed it time! The beauty is, we don’t need to be in crisis to begin. We simply need to choose.
Are you awakening? Ultimately, you’re the only one who can answer that.
Seek within your own heart & being. Listen to that still small voice.
In quoting Rumi again … Can you hear “the breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you”?
Listen … and “Don’t go back to sleep!”
For guidance on your path, I offer sessions both via distance & in studio. You’re invited to reach out for a complimentary consultation email@example.com
Blessings & Love on Your Awakening Journey~
Calling forth our future self, we become ready to receive, through our present being, that which we are ready to learn & create as we move forward.
Stretch the mind & expand the heart,
for these will be the points of access.
It is these precious points of meeting, within our present self, that our divine blueprints, our divine calling & purpose, continue to be activated & upgraded, in each present-Now, to manifest our innate Love & Light in service to all.
We are more than just the personality we see/know. We each have a higher consciousness, our Highest Self, in connection with the Divine/God/Goddess/Universe/Spirit which we are being invited to call forth with greater consistency & clarity.
We may also call this our inner teacher, our intuition, our deepest knowings, our soul-call, which inspires us to awaken to the fullness of our being, which expands & extends beyond the time & space that we perceive.
This Highest Self is always with us, like a guardian angel. Though at first it is most often perceived as outside of us, we soon find, these aspects of our very own self, are rooted within us, simply awaiting us to become aware of the guiding presence within our heart.
Embrace that which creates more genuine Joy, Peace & Harmony, in your being .
Allow your choices to carry the ever up-grading vibratory signatures, which will support your ability to hold new levels of Light & Love in your heart.
I once had a discussion with one of my teachers, about 6 months after receiving Kriya initiation. I was inquiring whether it was ok to back off from my practice if the increasing energy in my system and the expansion process felt ‘too much’?
His reply was, “Of course you may. But also remember, if you don’t acclimate to the new levels of energy that are creating transformation, you will not acclimate to the new levels, and transformation will not take place.”
As you release the old ways, which you have believed to be you, loss is a natural feeling.
But remember, the space being cleared out, left empty & as a void, is the Space for Grace. It is then you can be filled with more Light, which will truly serve your upliftment & Joy.
Feeling called to activate your rising to the next level?
Blessings on Rising!
The last few days of incoming energies, has spiked the frequency for us all once again, as we come closer to the Full Moon on Tuesday.
In making inner/outer space for these higher vibrations, I’ve listened to my body & taken more down-time, quiet-time, drank more water & have been grounding outside, connecting with Mama Nature.
Light Language has been streaming through, upgrading & upshifting my being. And messages have been sing-song-ing through…
Choices. We are being reminded of the importance of our choices. To keep aligning with the higher frequencies & increasing our ability to integrate them, we must continuously make the moment by moment choices regarding our habits, beliefs, thought processes, where we put our attention, what we put into our body, what serves as entertainment, how we spend our free time/energy, who we keep company with.
None of this is new. The yogic teachings have been guiding us for thousands of years, into deepening our awareness & choosing wisely of the people, places, things, thoughts & actions, which are of higher vibration/frequency.
Are we calling into our lives those things which cultivate more Life, Harmony, Peace, Beauty, Love, Compassion, etc?
Are we taking the steps to let go of outworn, dense, heavy, habitual energies which we have grown comfortable with?
This will be different for each, depending on where we are at, at any given time. Our awareness & understanding is continuously expanding, each rung of the ladder we climb. Just keep climbing.
We have free-will to choose whether we will release those things/behaviors that create cycles of suffering, pain, disappointment, frustration, anger & fear. We may feel a loss, a void, yet it creates more space for Grace to uplift us.
We are invited to embrace that in life which lifts us & affirms in us, to the highest/deepest knowing, of our Goodness, Beauty, Preciousness, Soul Power & the Loving beings that we are.
As we embrace these qualities in ourselves & Life, this is what Life will be reflecting back to us.
We are stepping into new ways of being & doing. We are creating a new world, by re-creating how we live, think & by amplifying the higher frequencies held in the spaciousness of Love.
You are invited to join us for this monthly gathering of activating more Love, Peace, Harmony, Unity, & Joy within us and in the world, via the high vibrational frequencies of Light & sound.
These sounds & tones of divine speech, are known and understood by our heart & Soul. They assist us in releasing outdated programs that keep us stuck in patterns which no longer serve our happiness & highest good.
Light Language activates aspects of the self which aspires toward spiritual awakening, greater Love, Compassion, Faith & Trust, Inner Peace & connection to the Divine.
We are learning more about the power of sound healing/vibrational healing. Light Language is another form of this which allows deep shifts to occur.
Light Language, though relatively new to many, has been known since ancient times. It has been called, ‘Music of the Sphere’s’, ‘Singing into the Spirit’, ‘Angelic Language & ‘Heavenly Language’ to name a few, as well as Soul Languages.
These sounds & divine speech is known & understood by our heart & Soul. They assist us in releasing outdated programs that keep us stuck in patterns which no longer serve our highest good. Light Language also activates aspects of the self which aspires toward spiritual awakening, greater Love, Compassion, Faith & Trust, Inner Peace & connection to the Divine.
They assist us in releasing all that separates us from remembering & knowing, the innate Love that we are, with ease & grace.
LL are a part of our make-up, our DNA. We all have a Soul Language and these activations & meditations, speak directly to our Highest Heart & highest potential.
Please bring a pillow or cushion to sit on & wear loose, comfy clothing. Also, please bring a notebook for noting any insights/experiences you have.
Please arrive a few minutes early to settle in with some tea. 🙂
Looking forward to sharing !
Lovelies . . .
Do you long for the path of Self-Love & Embracing the Sacred within? And yet, do you attempt to divide your inner light & darkness?
Self-rejection takes shape when we judge our self as wrong, bad, not-enough, faulty, etc. When we push it further within or away, when we pretend this aspect of our self doesn’t exist, we simply delay our wholeness & authenticity.
It’s ok. Feel your ‘darkness’ rise forth & give it breath & voice.
Take it gently in your heart. See it for what it is . . . It is a wound coming forth to be revealed & healed, through your love & presence.
It is a Sacred Shadow, ready to be transformed, transmuted & integrated, with conscious compassion.
When we experience moments of irritation, frustration, judgement, blame or shame, these are simply reactive red-flags showing us to what degree we are separated from the center of our own being & disconnecting from the heart.
Each time, it’s an opportunity & reminder to come back home to the pure essence of who we truly are.
This is the path of becoming Whole & Holy. This is the path of the Sacred Feminine. This is the path to your Truth. And you don’t need to walk it alone.
With Love ~ Lotus
art:: Dennis Nunez Rodriguez
Sinking into the undertow of Soul, Divine Mother washes over us, as we surrender to Her waves of gentle push & pulls. Her waters bring about reflection, deepening, remembering’s.
Rising & riding on Divine wings, follows, as we are integrated & expanded with ancient wisdom, strengthened & renewed.
And so we surrender to each cycle, always lifting us into our next level of human-divinity, as ushered in through the Love of the Divine Feminine.
To the Lovelies Who Attended Saturday’s Gathering …
Thank you for listening to your heart’s inner call to deepen your relationship with the Divine Feminine, your True Essence, awaiting to be unveiled.
This sacred initiation process is offered in honor of the growing desire to awaken by each of us individually & collectively. It asks in return, Devotion & Commitment & Love.
Those who have already tasted the sweetness at the introduction gathering & who are ready to immerse yourselves into these warm, loving waters, here is the offering …
This will be a first level initiation of Entering the Spiral over 6 Weeks, that includes:
- Gathering together every other Saturday evening/ 3 circles ~ first date to be determined by majority availability.
- 2 private, individual sessions for more personal sharing/energy work for clearing/Shadow integration.
- e-book of inspired guidance, carrying vibrational wisdom to infuse your practice.
- Personal, at home practice is suggested, but with specific guidelines, to be determined, based on individual assessment.
- On-going support as needed.
- Energy exchange ~ $190.00/ $75.00 deposit ~ payment can be made via PayPal https://www.paypal.me/sacredembodiment
- Please register by Saturday, March 24th or contact me for options.
Entering the Spiral enables you to create a foundation of deeper understanding & experience of this ancient, depth path of the Divine Feminine & Kundalini, offers a safe container for new awareness to be birthed, the support & commonality of community, and practical guidance of remaining in balance & harmony in your daily life, as the spiritual unfolding begins.
This is the entrance into the personal Mystery School, that is the sacred awakening of your Divine Being. This is a Path of Embodiment, where Heaven & Earth meet in the sacred vessel/temple of the body.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-394-1565
We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for!
With Love & Blessings,
Gratitude continues to expand these days for many things. One of which is being in a part of the country with the change of seasons. I’ve always thought of myself as a sun-baby … which I am really, however living both in SoCal/LA & Arizona before that, I have so much appreciation for the clouds, the brisk chill/cold & ironically, I may even welcome snow when it arrives!
Staying in tune with the cycles of Mother Nature have been important for harmonizing & balancing on all levels of my being. Living in mostly perpetual sunshine & heat, for the past years, I felt I had to self-impose the quietude & dormancy my body & mind craved, while all around me the sun energy provoked activity & inspiration.
During the winter, a time of crone-hood, my hibernation felt out of place, with the continuous liveliness of the maiden-sunshine. The death processes that often required long periods of sleep or melancholy, were harder to sink into.
This year, in the mid-west, I feel in sync, in tune, the outer is reflecting the inner. The elements are working in tandem with my energy. As we move toward the Winter Solstice, I’m doing the necessities of the day to day, yet on my days off relishing in naps, going to bed earlier, getting up a little later. Taking baths. Meditating more through out the day. Letting the death process unfold of this highly transformative last year.
There are more layers simply falling away, the more that I enter into ‘just being.’ Once again, I have a place where I can stretch out, snuggle in & do absolutely nothing but watch the clouds. Even though we’ve had some great sunny days, the crispness of the air and the bare trees, remind me to keep letting go. To go within. To slow down. To trust in the wisdom that unfolds from the crone/the wise woman within. Chew the cud of all the lessons learned & allow the soil for the coming spring to grow fertile in this dark time of the year.
I’m grateful for the grace & nourishment that emerges when aligning & balancing to what is true within. This more often than not, means consciously unplugging & deprogramming from the voices/energy of the collective consciousness, that compels us to constantly go & do, strive & distract from the inner quietude that the winter season gently lulls us toward.
Mother Nature is teaching us, mirroring our own nature to us, through her cycles. However it’s up to me/us to glean the wisdom she imparts, not through words or the intellect, but from the body, the heart & Being.
As we move into the longest night of the year, may we all feel the blessings, nourishment & wisdom from our own crone-nature, that speaks to us in the dark quietude of Soul.
& Winter Solstice Blessings ~
art: Frank Howell
I often find myself repeating,
“This is not a metaphor”
along the path of spiritual unfolding.
The awakening process is a very dynamic & on-going process, with stages & phases, and more stages & phases. The courage that it takes to continually & consciously travel its path requires a funny kind of will. The willingness to surrender.
It’s in the surrender that the expressions of the Divine become manifest in our humanness. Our humanness is indeed the container that is meant to hold the frequencies of divine Light & Love.
This is not a metaphor.
The awakening process allows the human body/systems/energetics to transform, in order to hold & express Divinity here on Earth. This time of Ascension, Awakening, are preparing our beings as vessels of Love.
This is magical.
This is alchemical.
This is evolution.
This is natural.
This is literal 🙂 This is not a metaphor ❤
You are a Divine Human, Becoming what you’ve always been.
We are all opening, expanding, rising to a new way of being!
What a ride of wonderment, for each of us in our own way!
❤ & Blessings ~
art: Elana Ray