Are You Awakening?

“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 lotus@artofsacredembodiment.net

 

Blessings & Love on Your Awakening Journey~

Lotus

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Commitment to Rise

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? 

See the Light Language Offerings here!

 

Blessings on Rising!

Lotus

Life Reflects Choices

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.

 Lotus

Bringing in the Love ~ Light Language Activation & Meditation

Wednesday, May 16th at H2Oasis Float Center & Tea House
6:45 – 8:45 pm
$20.00 to RSVP via Paypal: www.paypal.me/sacredembodiment

 

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 !

Love, Lotus

Are You Digging or Soaring?

Once upon a time, we lived under a spell of blindness, a darkness, tunneling away under ground, like little moles, striving to get somewhere, but unclear where that really was. We were governed by fear & survival instincts, trying to remain safe.

Then we evolved to experience the nature of beauty & ease as our perception felt the bounty, as it ran through the trees & meadows, topside. With many distractions to soothe anxieties of the unknown, our consciousness altered with glimpses of freedom, yet always the undercurrent of fight/flight presence. Like a deer, there has been a vigilance of guarding our well-being, playing by the rules laid forth by ‘nature’.

Now we are evolving once again. We are becoming the soaring & grace of birds. With this new birds-eye-view, it’s easier to see the ways of limited perception, the perception still harnessed-yet loosening the earth plane. As we ride the waves of the wind, we see the group thought/hive mind/programmed thinking that has held us all in bondage, whether we’ve been aware or not. We see the chaos & turmoil in many directions, attempting to keep us chained to insecurity, division, confusion & fear. From this vantage point of expanse, we can see the false teachings that humanity is somehow ‘bad’, however now we witness the true radiance of our Light rising from the surface.

For now we are experiencing a mass awakening, the Ascension process knocking on our heart’s door, inviting us to step simultaneously upward & inward, raising our frequency to imbibe the essence of our Truth.

And in its rise, the purging of illusion pours forth. But don’t stay focused there. The hypnotics may pull your awareness back down into the tunnel.

At this juncture we each have a choice to make moment to moment, day to day…

From where will you perceive?

From grace, freedom & Light?

From addiction to suffering, your fears & following the voice of group thought-programs?

We are asked to continue to choose our healing, in order to access the Knowing that we are Whole/Wholy …

What are you choosing?

We are assisted with greater force to heal what keeps us stuck in that which locks us in our fears. We are assisted to realize that there are greater heights to rise in our awareness & continuous depths we can grow in Love. We are realizing that all of that which helps us to soar is found within the love & honor for ourselves, so that we can love & honor others.

Birds are akin to Angels, some say. We are being called to spread our wings, rise above into the New Earth … Which in essence is creating a new world right here- a new paradigm for living in freedom & joy, As we anchor the Light that has always been within us here on our planet, the frequency of all beings rise.

Can you feel it’s time to let go of these old ways & choose your freedom?

Blessings in Choosing the Highest ~

Lotus

When the Bliss of Waking Turns South

Over the many years of working with clients as they travel on their healing path, there is a common pattern. Expanded awareness, many AhHa moments, new freedom & bliss . . . and then things ‘turn south,’ or so it feels.

I’d been working with a lovely woman who was coming for sessions every 2 weeks. Her clarity was growing, old outworn patterns were releasing. Her connection to God and her guides was deepening. She was stepping into her true expression with greater confidence. She was feeling more self-love, more love and generosity for others, and rooting deeper into her sense of self-worth.  After a few months of working together she wanted to dive deeper, so we embarked on a 3 day intensive retreat.

She was a deep-diver over that weekend! She received greater clarity and released deep grief. Though she felt much lighter, with a joyful spaciousness, she also got ‘sick’ at the very end. By sick, as I’ve stated before, that word is a more familiar label for cleansing the emotional on the physical level. With bronchitis, inconvenienced, by what was happening, and a little deflated.  It wasn’t the ending she’d hoped for.

When we really commit to our spiritual unfolding, it’s important to realize there will be peaks and valleys, highs and lows, summer and winter. These will show up in our emotional landscape. We may feel a little crazy and confused, as our mind integrates new perceptions, and the body will go through many changes. Many times, as our patterns are transformed, as our vibrations rise, we may need to boldly step into a fire, which may be painful, and walk through it to gain a new perception, a higher level of wakefulness.  The work is to show up where the rubber meets the road, so to speak, remaining vigilant and awake to practice a new way of being.

The process of awakening is amazing and filled with much wonder, as we learn to see/perceive/live, like we’ve never seen/perceived/lived before. We remember what we’ve long forgotten ~

 that we are each sparks of the Divine Love, waiting to be fully embodied. The connection with all of Life, the expansion of Love, and the deep well of Compassion we access, is without words to describe.  This is Our Truth.

And, the other side of the coin, is that we must also face the abyss of the Unknown, disconnection from identifications that previously allowed life and ourselves to make sense to our human-ness. There is an unearthing of pain, sadness, and fear, which must be released and transformed with the consciousness of waking.

When this stage of our spiritual journey is experienced for the first time it can certainly feel as if we’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere along the line! I remember after the bliss of the first 4 months of my Kundalini awakening, I became very unsettled ~ at least in the mind.

For months I’d been in a state of disintegration of the self, as I’d known myself to be. Literally, I felt empty, like a void inside, yet so clear and full at the same time. The previous ways in which my personality functioned felt washed away. I wasn’t experiencing any ‘buttons’ being pushed, even though there was plenty of button pushing happening. I didn’t need to process, discuss, or solve any issues. Silence, being present and acting from a place of being in the moment, allowed life to unfold perfectly. Judgments had escaped me and I felt deeply connected with Source. I thought I was free!

And then, it turned south, or so I thought. Around that 4 month time, the body felt at peace, empty, calm, and grounded. But my mind from nowhere, began thinking again. It was as if a switch was flipped off from being the witness/observer state of consciousness, of simply being present.  Instead, the mind’s thought was perceiving the state of intense detachment, and there was reaction. And that reaction was disturbed. I had been resting in the hightened state of witness consciousness, and next, I was entering back into the more person-hood, identified, ego consciousness.  Instead of experiencing the peace, calm, empty of the body, as I had prior, I felt greatly detached and numb to all emotion, within the mind.

This alarmed the mind, while the body remained silent and empty. Without the senses of emotion, I couldn’t access the feeling of love for my partner or family. I didn’t feel connected to myself. I felt void of personality. To top it off, the fact that I couldn’t even feel the sense of alarm in my body, that I felt in my mind, alarmed my mind even more!

This phase passed. As I traversed over the years, I recognized that at different phases of our awakening, there are a great many shifts that take place energetically, physically, and of course, this affects our consciousness.  Consciousness is the key. New states of consciousness will create a new experience in how we relate to everything. But I don’t want to digress into that long subject.

The point is, that we are growing, expanding, awakening, ascending. So many words to describe what has to be experiential, to truly understand. It’s important that we have these conversations, because this will ward off unneeded fear or disappointment. Everyone’s spiritual path is unique, and yet, there are similarities at different junctures along the way.

I didn’t take a wrong turn & head south. The client, I shared about above or the others, also didn’t take wrong turns. All of us traversing this path will realize this, if we just keep moving forward, opening our heart to love and the Divine, and keep the fire of courage burning that a spiritual warrior needs to continue their journey.

We are blessed to be living in this time of accelerated spiritual unfolding! It’s amazing. It’s daunting. It’s a path of embodiment, and this is what has been largely overlooked in spiritual teachings in the general public. So hang on, but not too tightly. The ride is filled with more ease & grace, the less we cling.  If you feel you’ve turned south, know you will soon turn north again.We’re all in this together, so you’re invited to keep rising, keep diving, keep shining.

 

Blessings on your ups & downs ~ Lotus

art: Mara Freidman

Rising with Care, Ease & Grace Pt 2

The intention of this article, is as a Part 2, of Rising with Care, Ease & Grace, Part 1. In that writing I outlined just a handful of common experiences some of us may be working with as our entire body is shifting, uplifting, and upgrading. I also share some specific tools for support. In this second part, I want to share some very basic information on how the Nervous System and Endocrine System can be supported as the influx of energies move into our physical bodies and subtle anatomy systems. This will give a focal point for extra nourishment.

I’m always enthused to suggest a must have book, if one is interested in science, dietary support, necessary minerals, Ayurveda, and practices for health during this time of spiritual evolution. I mentioned it in Part 1, it is once again, ‘Spiritual Nutrition ~ Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini,’ by one of my most powerful teachers, Dr. Gabriel Cousens. He and his work can be found at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, in Arizona.

Some of this information is taken from Spiritual Nutrition. The process of Awakening is such a complex topic, which I won’t begin to go into . . . it’d be a book, which has already been written by a few others. So, I’m simply going to stay within this focused area of my experience that is pertinent to present time and points of reference from my own exploration.

To begin, we are all familiar with the subtle anatomy of the Chakra System. Just to recap: The chakras are subtle energy centers or vortexes, formed by the confluence of nadis. The nadis are 72,000 hollow channels, can be envisioned as similar to veins,  in the subtle body through which Kundalini energy flows. Gabriel Cousens has proposed that, there is the mundane Kundalini, which is innate within each of us, at the base of the spine, and the spiritual Kundalini which flows in through the crown chakra. It has also been mentioned that other entry points are at the Heart and Solar Plexus chakras

On the physical plane, the chakras are connected to the Nervous System and Endocrine System. Cosmic energy is drawn in through the subtle anatomy and energizes the Nervous System and Endocrine System. Within the Endocrine System we find glands that govern our health, via production and balance of hormones, regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sleep, mood, and sexual function. These are the primary ways we are served & vitalized with this system.

The Endocrine System is comprised of: Pituitary/Pineal Glands; Thyroid; Thymus; Adrenal/Pancreas; Ovaries; Testes. If we correlate these with the Chakra system, we see this alignment:

Third Eye & Crown: Master Glands or Pituitary/Pineal  Illu_endocrine_system_New

Throat: Thyroid 

Heart: Thymus

Solar Plexus: Adrenal/Pancreas

Sacral: Ovaries

Root: Testes

 

One of the significant aspects for our purposes here, in understanding this process, is that as the Kundalini (mundane & spiritual) begins her movement, the ‘voltage’, the electric force within our body increases. I’d just like to note that many speak of the ascending of this divine energy as a systematic and orderly rising through each chakra, base to crown. My experience on this and many others who experience the visceral, intelligent free flow of active Kundalini, is that it is not a linear movement. It spirals, ebbs & flows, ( just as the feminine force that Kundalini is, would move in) through out the body, clearing and purifying, revisiting areas of the body and consciousness, in the perfect order for each individual. Yes, it’s always upwardly intentioned, but not necessarily orderly.

The example has been given many times that the awakening of Kundalini and her increased energy would be like putting a light bulb that holds 100 volts into a socket which 1000 volts will be pouring through. The light bulb would shatter. With this example in mind, we can see that as energy rises and enters into the body, our Nervous System and other systems of the body must be strong enough to hold the current.

I invite you to check in with your own body. Are you anxious? Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you found you have headaches, which was a rare event in the past? Do you have excess or too little Cortisol in your system? Do you have Adrenal fatigue? Do you feel like you feel like you want to sleep all the time? Do you feel ‘something’ pulling at you to ‘go within’?  Are your hormones becoming more erratic? Do you feel depressed unexpectedly? Do you become filled with new energy and insights in spurts? Has your body led you to make significant changes in your diet?  Have you been experiencing heart palpitations? Do you have shortness of breath? 

The many paths of yogic teachings, which include the 8 limbs of Patanjali are the science of Kundalini Awakening AND that of holding the divine force within the body, safely. In brief, the 8 limbs cover the ‘do’s & do not’s’ of ethical observances; physical yoga postures; breathing & control of prana; control of the senses; concentration & inner awareness; devotion & meditation on the Divine; Divine Union. The science of yoga is to prepare us, in body, mind, & heart for the awakening of the Divine within us. To ensure that our bodies and minds could handle the massive transformation which takes place during the process of awakening.

While it’s true our whole being is profoundly impacted, the Endocrine System & Nervous System are greatly affected with the increase of energy into our being.

At this point I’m going to shift gears. As I’ve shared previously, we have moved beyond the time of the isolated individual Kundalini awakenings. We could say now that the Earth’s Kundalini is now rising, which effects us all, collectively. In my thought process, this has transitioned into merging with the Ascension camp. Ascension is the big jump in our spiritual evolution, that is the mass Awakening. Same process as Kundalini but it’s sped up!

Humanity isn’t ascending in order to leave this planet. We are drawing down divine energies from the cosmos (spiritual Kundalini)  to become divine beings, here on Earth. As many of us have been experiencing, our bodies are feeling the surges. This is a process of Embodiment.

The many Ascension symptoms are condensed experiences of  the former, (before 2012/2014) gradual Kundalini purification processes. Taking care of our bodies is paramount for a rising into the new higher frequencies, energies, with ease and grace.( See Part 1.)  As vibrations, frequencies increase and heighten, this also happens in our body.

With this awareness, we can make sure that we are supporting the Endocrine System with whole organic, foods, minerals, hydration, time in Mother Nature, and exercise, to keep our body strong. Sleep is of the utmost importance, and our Nervous System will directly affect this. More sleep is needed nowadays, less stimulation, especially when there are strong cosmic energies flooding our planet and body. The sleep allows the body to receive the energies in a restful state so they can be more easily integrated. When we resist the naps, the sleeping in, the days when we just can’t seem to wake up, the process is more challenging.

Energy work is another powerful way to keep our body, mind, and heart feeling balanced, cleared and harmonized. Now more than ever, our alternative, natural, and energetic modalities of care are becoming more effective. As our being reduces density, and increases in higher frequencies, the old paradigm of health care & healing will be outdated.

I understand that we have lives to maintain. We feel we need to function in the world to keep up with our responsibilities. If this path is new to you, if this information is new to you, just allow yourself to imagine that, maybe what has been known isn’t supposed to be maintained, in the way your mind believes. Allow yourself to imagine that the world is not supposed to continue to function in the way it’s been functioning are. And lastly, imagine that you are being called to become transformed into the highest, most beautiful aspects of your Soul. This is a whole other topic! So I’ll stop with these seeds planted.

If any of this intrigues you, then I invite you to begin to explore how you can best support the Endocrine System and Nervous System. I invite you to begin to really listen to your body when it communicates its most nourishing needs to you. And, if you feel so called, I highly recommend Gabriel’s book, listed above. It’s a whopper of amazing insight and experiential knowledge.

These are truly epic times we’re in. If you feel called to learn more regarding your individual needs, to learn how to more effectively navigate your own transformation of awakening. you can contact me here.

I’ll be sharing next on the high frequencies of Essential Oils to assist in the raising of our frequencies at this time in Part 3. Until then, take care of your whole self, so that you may journey with Ease & Grace!

In Light & Love ~

Lotus

 

 

Navigating the Lion’s Gate Portal

Here we are in another big shower of divine energies, serving to upgrade and upshift our consciousness and open our hearts! This cycle finds us just on the eve of the Lion’s Gate Portal happening tomorrow, August 8 ~ 8/8.  There is much information about this configuration that takes place every year, although news on the street, is that this year, we’ve been in an extra powerful Lion’s Gate cycle. Here’s a link for more insight,.

However, what I’d like to share about today, are some helpful hints to create ease and grace during this time and beyond.

The first and primary tool for all of us, is to remember, always to ground; connect to the Heart of Mother Earth and spend time in her abundant beauty.  This lifts our heart, opens out mind, balances out imbalances due to modern life, and increases our frequency.

Secondly, as we move forward, the new energies will be ushering in more of the ‘unseen’ to be ‘seen.’ Aspects of the brain, normally untapped will be/are being activated, allowing accessibility to more subtle realms. Our energy systems are also becoming more sensitive, so perceiving on all levels is increasing. Those of us already privy to these understandings can be of great support to those just ‘waking up’ to the subtleties. The more grounded we are, the higher vibration we’re holding, the greater heart/faith centered our support will be.

Thirdly, one of the gifts of the shifts we’ve been going through, is that we have much assistance in clearing our detrimental beliefs and programming. And as much as this is true, during this time, it’s important to continue to acknowledge and become willing to release habits that register in the lower vibrational range. Becoming more adept at consciously creating the qualities of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Inner Peace, etc will support the new frequencies.

Because we attract what we vibrate, both in our thoughts AND from the healed/unhealed subconscious, this can impact what we begin to ‘see’ as the veils of the ‘unseen’ are lifted. The higher frequency, the more Love & Compassion we’re cultivating, will bring to our awareness more of the Light of the subtle realms. The opposite may be said if we aren’t actively taking responsibility for the healing of our own heart and psyche.

If support and tools are needed for deeper healing, see here.

When we are healing the denser energies of our own experience and perceptions, those energies that are shadow aspects of each chakra become balanced, functioning from the divine qualities of heart and mind, inherent within each of us.

We can see how these three points can be interlinked to help our expansion of both consciousness and Love. The process of Awakening asks for our active participation. We aren’t simply bystanders awaiting for magic to strike.  We must co-create the magic with the divine assistance. This is our learning in how we connect to our own divinity, and help the whole human family to rise collectively.  May we all be prepared to cross the Lion’s Gate threshold of Love, Light, and Abundance, in Joy and Peace.

Divine Solar Blessings ~

Lotus

 

 

 

Rising with Care, Ease & Grace Part 1

Traveling along sacred paths, though a blessing, it isn’t always easy. There is deep work involved on our part, as we co-create our new being-ness with the divine.  We stumble into realms where all the rules we believed to be written in stone, no longer apply. And how all of this unfolds in our body and consciousness is not always understood, but ever so important to explore. I was inspired to write this a few weeks ago and happy to be addressing it now.

Over the last couple of months it’s felt important to be paying attention to self-care during the continuous influx of energies. We are a mind-body-heart-energy holistic system or psycho-physio-spiritual beings. I know it may sound dry or detached to put a label as such on ourselves that sounds kind of mechanical, yet in some ways it can be helpful to break us free for a moment of our personal attachments to how we normally perceive our existence. The point is that, all of these aspects of ourselves are affected as our energy raises. We aren’t going to escape the impact that is experienced during our awakening process. It will affect how our mind processes thoughts, memories, experiences. It affects how our body feels and functions. And our emotional world may also become it’s own roller coaster ride.

I remember in the early-early days of my own awakening, the first phases I experienced were of such bliss and expansion. In my naivety, I felt magically free of reactivity! Ah! the freedom of no more buttons to be pushed. I was in the flow! Indeed, the power of Grace to hold us in those stages of infancy is vital. I think many would throw in the towel instantly, if the purification’s on the gross levels were the first experiences to be had.

Needless to say, I came back down to earth ~ with a heavy thud.  My mind felt warped and very unstable, no longer serene, I was easily agitated, and I felt numb. I truly didn’t know what had transpired in that time, and wasn’t aware that my ‘garbage’ of past wounds, angers, fears, and lives were rising to the surface. To complicate the situation and add insult to my ‘injured’ sense of reality, my body went into heavy detox mode. For over a month I was in bed as the beloved energy of Divine Mother, Shakti Kundalini, moved through the physical body to clear Her path. It began with a UTI, then a kidney infection. Afterwards, energy moved through the intestines, literally dumping waste in amounts which I was stunned to see the body could hold. Traveling upward through the respiratory system, and finally the grand finale, into the head. This was my breaking point. This was when I vowed off the spiritual path. This was when I was truly left within the depths of myself, alone with many shadow aspects of me.  This lifetime and past. Divine Mother had lost her term of endearment in my mind and heart and became simply “The Energy” spoken with dread.

Some undergo much more dramatic processes, and others less so. The point to remember, is that if we are on an awakening trajectory, our bodies, minds, hearts will undergo clearings.

I look back now and marvel at how profound of a time, of an initiation onto the deeper truths of awakening, that first year was. Needless to say, Soul wouldn’t let me return to the previous state of falling back to sleep for long. This ones heart began to long again for our Primal Mother, my Divine Mother, as soon as my mind gained strength and a semblance of clarity.

Fast forward, 16 years later. With the increase of frequencies, the collective Ascension, of the personal Kundalini rising (at least this is the perception which I hold this continuous evolution), I still am experiencing cleansing’s, though less intense, and witnessing this in others.

Since there is such a quickening on all levels of our being, there are some self-care tips which have been helpful in maintaining some balance along the the occasional, rocky road.

(I will note a disclaimer here: Always check with your doctor if you feel your health is in danger. Nothing I say here is to negate medical assessment. You must listen to your own body. I am not prescribing anything for anyone else, simply offering my own personal experience and ideas to explore for one’s self, in the best way possible for you.)

** First of all, I can’t say enough about allowing permission to rest. It’s natural to wonder “Why am I so tired and groggy?” This is especially challenging if we’re attached to the  conditioning of ‘productivity’, when we feel like we should be functioning in a more ‘outwardly productive’ fashion.  However, there is SO much ‘productivity’ going on internally when we are called into sleep. During the more active planetary phases it’s been said and experienced by many that we need to sleep more, nap more, be quiet more, find stillness more. Sleep and rest allows for the anchoring and integration of all the new inner refining taking place. Learning to just Be right now is paramount for smooth sailing. The Feminine is calling us into greater modes of quietude, gentleness and receptivity. In this way there will be a balancing so that we harmonize with the Divine Masculine.

** Body aches and pains. Muscle stiffness, pain and cramps as well as joint pain has been present for myself and others. Stretch gently and bring attention to the sensations without pushing or forcing the body to open to quickly. I have found some days, that I have to stretch multiple times a day. Stretch lovingly. Keep the body moving, as this helps to move old energy out, while creating space and ease for the new.

** Walk, dance, swim. While continuing to pay attention to moving the body, it’s important to find joyful ways of being in the body. Find what nourishes you! Follow want feels good.

** Magnesium has been such a gift! It helps with free floating anxiety or pressure in the chest, as downloads are entering in. This supplement does wonders for stiff muscles, to help sleep at night, and for overall relaxation. I especially love the powder, ‘Calm’ brand.

In this book, Spiritual Nutrition ~ Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini’, by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, (I can’t recommend this book enough!) he lists a number of minerals which are important, as they are frequencies of light and will support the activation on a cellular level, which then supports our bodies to remain strong, stable and balanced. More on him and his work can be found at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona.

** Epson Salt baths. Though it may be too hot for some of us at this time of year for that, it’s always good for detoxing, calming, and energetically cleansing the body.

** Drink a lot of water. The general water rule is 8 – 8 oz glasses of water a day. Listen to your body. If you’re active, drink more. I usually add a pinch of raw red sea salt into my water for minerals and to increase absorption. A 1/2 lemon in the morning is also helpful to keep the organs clear.

** Receive body work or energy work at least weekly. This keeps energies moving through the body on all levels. The more everything moves through our physical and subtle bodies, the more ‘up-shifting’ we can handle. To inquire for distance or local options for assistance, click here. The influx higher frequencies need to have our aligned assistance for the integration process to take place with the most ease, harmony, and balance.

** Meditation. Daily meditation automatically balances, clears, calms and clarifies our body-mind-heart-energy. This helps us to dial into our inner voice, our inner knowing, and connects us to the higher truths of our being. Meditation has been a staple in most all spiritual traditions for a reason. It holds many keys.  If your interested in learning the right kind of meditation technique for you, inquire here.  

** Grounding.  Ascension/5-D, Awakening, does’t mean we’re leaving our body. We are anchoring higher qualities of being in our body, integrating our Highest Self, here.now. It’s common for some people to feel disassociated, floaty, out of body, or too airy, if they aren’t rooting in the chakras that stabilize and support a balanced rising.  Grounding meditations are important if this is your experience, as well as Earthing, keeping your gaze to the ground and connecting to the sensations of your footsteps are some helpful hints.

** Crystals and stones can help on subtle levels for a myriad of imbalances. I line a number of them up on my computer to help with the EMF’s. Carry them throughout the day. Nap with specific stones for specific needs. I’m still in the newbie stages of exploring and experimenting and finding what is working best for me at this time.

** Let go of the caffeine,  refined sugars, processed foods, too much meat and dairy.  As sad as it may be to let go of the stimulants and those foods that ‘bog’ us down, it’s in our best interest. The cleaner the diet, with organic whole foods and fresh produce the better we will be served. It’s always good to remember, that our bodies are being supported in holding higher frequencies and more energy. The ‘cleaner’ our body, the less work the divine energy needs to detox and the stronger our body becomes.

** Let go of the negative mental and emotional energy we’re feeding ourselves. Violence, division, anger, hate, etc. enter into our subconscious and will need to be cleansed as well, at some point.  Unplugging from the collective thought forms and the programming which ignites fear, scarcity, anger, division, and self-rejection is vitally important to our process of awakening. What are you watching, reading, listening to? Where are you going? What company are you keeping? Remember: Everything holds an energetic vibration and consciousness. ‘Eat wisely.’

** One of my biggest lessons has been realizing that as the energies come into our field and effect the body, the 2 systems that are impacted greatly are the Nervous System and the Endocrine System. What I’m finding  supportive on multiple levels in this way, are pure Essential Oils. I’m going to write  a separate blog for this soon.

** Winding down, one of the most difficult things to let go of that many people find, is to spend LESS time on the computer, phones, tablets, or in areas where Wi-fi is always on. This creates so much havoc in our energy bodies and not to mention our physical vitality. For many of us, as our own frequency rises, so will the sensitivity in experiencing the electro-magnetic field imposing on our personal energy field. Check in with your body to see if you get headaches, nausea, feel literal ‘waves’ in your energy field, dizzy, or what I call hot spots. This is what I’ve termed highly sensitive areas like my throat or lower abdomen if the EMF’s are affecting me, and depending on where I have the computer or phone situated.  And please remember, even if you aren’t sensitized to this yet, you are still being affected and it interferes with the ‘upgrades’ of energies attempting to assist us.

** And last, as has been mentioned numerous times in other posts, spend time on the Earth, out in Mama Nature. She will help us to balance & harmonize, naturally. Earthing, which is the practice of your feel or your whole body as bare as possible on the earth. Especially for those living in the city, like myself,  there is great incoherence in the energy fields, and this greatly affects our health. Earthing helps to reorganize our energy system with love.

I hope this is helpful. I’m aware that not everyone is experiencing all of any of these things I’ve described, as well as many symptoms haven’t been addressed.  You may or may not be having these experiences now or in the future, however, I feel it’s always helpful to have a reference point, just in case and know you aren’t alone!

Rising with Ease & Grace ~

Lotus

Be the Vessel

To function from Presence in the world, in the day to day, there must be a vessel for Presence to be surfaced from.

Relaxed. Breath. Peace-filled. Body-centered. Heart-centered.

Surrendered and swimming in Inner Sensations.

Inspired thoughts from the spaciousness of Being, rather than doing. 

Invite proper rest, nature, prayer,  distraction release. 

It’s a Mind lift.  Lifestyle gift.  Paradigm shift. 

Presence introduces you to itself, oneSelf, when we’re in the flow of our true glow.

You are the vessel for divine Presence.

Welcome to the New World Rising!

Lotus

art: Michael Parks