Judgment & Prejudice

One of the quickest ways for me to see & let go of some of my most uncomfortable belief patterns is when I see them mirrored back to me, in another person. Particularly judgments. It’s amusing to me how often I can be aware of a judgment, know where it’s rooted, do my best to intercept the pattern consciously, and yet when I feel it rising, it shoots out my mouth or through me body, as if from its own free will.

And then there comes that magic moment. . .  when a friend, family member or complete stranger acts out my judgement, portrays it, in all of its reflected glory back at me. Usually it triggers the utter distaste I feel towards them. But the truth is, that the distaste is really about that energy within myself, as I experience the mirror of my own belief. Nine times out of ten, that’s all it takes. It registers in my body and memory in a way that brings such clarity from the outside in. Rarely do I have to ‘work’ at staying on top of it after that. It’s dissipated and vanished!

Prejudice works in the same way for me. Most of my life I didn’t recognize prejudice in myself. I was raised in a family that was very open, inclusive, and honored diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc

When I stumbled along an unacknowledged prejudice within myself, I was surprised and ashamed. I hadn’t had the opportunity to take this specific judgement out of it’s neatly stored box, locked in a corner of my mind, until Life brought about a couple of trigger moments that delivered this shadow part of myself up to my awareness.

I truly didn’t like the way I felt when it would creep up on me. In it’s presence, I’d think the most awful things about a person that I didn’t even know, simply based on ethnicity, and stories which I had no basis for, which ran through my mind. The feelings and thoughts didn’t feel like who I knew myself to be. I knew it was important to not judge the judgments, but to observe myself with compassion. This was the only way that I would be able to explore this issue, learn from it as the teacher it was, and find a way to heal it in my heart. And that was a challenge.

At first I thought I could simply decide not to feel this way, based on what I intellectually knew I should believe and in essence, knew to be true. Unfortunately, mind over matter wasn’t the remedy.

Again, it was the reflection of a growing prejudice in our country over the last couple of years, that began force feeding me sentiments of this prejudice. Since the racial riots 3 years ago, the anti-semetic rhetoric bubbling up around the presidential election, to the wall being built, people being kept out of the country, to the looming threats of deportations . . .  I felt sickened every time for what was taking place, but also because there was a matching energy with my own heart & being. I knew this needed to change, and it could only begin with me.

So I began to ask questions of myself about this prejudice I was experiencing.

I looked back at my life. I drew out any memories I could find that might have influenced my feelings. Was I hurt at some point by someone of this ethnic group? Did I feel fearful that it would happen again? Was I taken advantage of? Was I trying to protect myself? Was I harboring some kind of anger? Did someone else share any kind of stories with me that could have given birth to this prejudice I was carrying?

I came up with nothing, other than perhaps the powerful effect of collective thought forms which so often we unconsciously absorb. These thought forms or programming can come from society, family, or other systems of indoctrination. Most of the time collective thought forms swoop up our own psyche without being deeply explored within the individual.

Then I began to look at the instances that triggered the awareness that I was ‘against’ a group of people.  What that began to reveal to me, was that I had a great fear. However, there was nothing to demonstrate an experience that would prompt this fear.

So I dug deeper.

And as I dug deeper, I became aware that I was carrying this fear from a past life. Through methods that have worked for me in the past for deep dives into my inner world, I found that I had been a victim to much violence, pain, rape, & suffering as a woman, in a life past. This then began to explain other aspects of my life all the way back to childhood fears, where my physical safety was of great concern to me.

A memory of unresolved fear and pain was the catalyst for my prejudice and misplaced judgments.

The healing had begun. Clarity was being gained. And in that clarity, the prejudice that I was carrying, based on deep seated fear and survival experiences from a time before this present life, my prejudice has lost it’s dark grip on my heart and soul.

It was the outed hatred, fear, anger, division, and pain amplified over these past years in the public arena, and full blown in the past months especially, that reflected the darkness held within me, to me.

We are all mirrors for one another. If we see anger, hatred, fear, blame, being projected outside to another, it is our job to turn our attention back toward ourselves. We need to look in the mirror, so that our healing can begin. In our own personal healing, we then create healing in the world. If we each took on this task of self-responsibility, there would be far less projection of these harmful beliefs forced on others in the world. We would begin to step forth into a new world experience.

We are all brothers and sisters of the world, in all of our differences & likenesses. In fact, I believe we have more similarities than differences. The more we learn to inquire as to the how’s and why’s we react to others in the way we do, the quicker we will find a new way of being together on this planet.

As we heal our own fear, anger, and pain, we then can begin to reflect our Love, Compassion, and Understanding out into the world, and begin receiving that mirrored reflection as well.

No one is going to save us from ourselves. Saving this world, creating harmony and making space for all of us to exist in peace, must begin within each of us, one by one. And truly, the sooner we each embark on this healing, the better off we all will be as one family.

When we see the truth of our own Light, we’ll see that reflected in our mirror.  How wonderful would that be?

Blessings as you look into the mirror ~ Lotus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Only You

You can’t access a higher vibration
Until you rise to meet it.

You can’t taste transformation
Until you’re ready to greet it.

There’s a process, there’s time,
we travel, in our own way.

But we all go through it . . .
Awaken, a little more each day.

copyright Byron Lindley 2016

This is a time of co-creation. We choose to create with the Divine Truth or with the illusory world. What are you creating in your awakening experience?

Some of us look around and get looped into the fear programs, the density holdings of a paradigm that is crumbling. The invitation is to reflect within yourself.

Where do you get hooked into those parts of yourself that are anxious, depressed, in doubt, in fear?

Do you feel trapped in feeling that you are powerless in a world  gone mad?

We each are responsible for our own process. The shadows that seem looming outside of us, are also within, awaiting your attention and healing.

Do you see blame & judgment in the world?

Heal the blame & judgment within you.

Do you see anger & fear in the world?

Heal the anger & fear within you. 

Do you feel that humanity has lost its integrity?

Heal the loss of integrity within you. 

Our inner consciousness has the power to transform the collective consciousness. Don’t get distracted by the games that pit us and divide us from one another. Pull your attention inward.

Feel into your own heart ~ Honestly. Courageously. Humbly. 

If you don’t know how to do this inner journey, seek out those who can guide you safely and compassionately. If you have forgotten your Wholeness & Wholiness, you have a choice whether or not, to retrieve it. It is a matter of choice and action.  You hold this power.

Only you hold the key to rise up to meet your own Light! 

 

Blessings on your Awakening Journey!

 


art: Luis Tamani Amasifuen

The Dance

In this moment what is your body communicating? 

Just take a moment, close your eyes, take a couple of breaths and feel . . .  

I’m posing this question from my own need to check-in, reflect within, sense what is, Get Real with myself, so to speak.

The last 4 or 5 days I’ve been setting up a new MindBody account, as I’m now at a point of expanding my business. One truth about me is that I love the start-up’s to new projects. I get inspired by the process of new beginnings. There is invigoration that I gain from creating something new. The mind gets jazzed. Envisioning brings new possibilities. And even the challenges of technology, for a non-techy sort, like myself, feeds me.  This ones mind does like to be challenged and engaged! That is true.

Another truth about me, is that while I feel energized by the above scenario, there usually comes the wall I’m now hitting. I’m agitated. My body feels contracted. My mind is not feeling clear. And, my energy system is feeling weakened due to the way I’ve been utilizing my energy. Coupled with too much time on the computer,  its EMF’s which I’ve mentioned in the past, are draining my system further. The invigoration and inspiration have diminished. The commitment to follow-through, while has remained present for the last day or so regardless, is now just wanting this set-up to be done.  For me all of this is an indication that I’ve been too much in the mind, in the thinking masculine.

This is just an example of a bigger picture and deeper question. How often are your inner masculine & feminine fighting with one another or making love with each other? How do you function within your own inner feminine & inner masculine energies? Are they balanced? Do they dance in harmony? Do you lean more toward one than the other?

For me, a pattern has been one extreme to the other. While I’m consistently trying to navigate this dance and truly honor both aspects of the mind and heart, action and rest, will and surrender, the lessons always demand more subtle honing.

Early in the week I was feeling feeling fulfilled, unattached to ‘getting this done’ and combining the ‘doing’ (masculine) with organic flow (feminine).  I felt open and spacious, (feminine qualities) as I moved forward, in step by step doing, (masculine qualities).  As more of the details are slowing me down, attachment is growing, and I feel the push to completion, even though the mind isn’t really as clear.

Energetically, I think many of us can relate to this dynamic. There is probably a fair number of us which tend toward feeling this imbalanced masculine drive, push, attached, need to control, ‘get things done’ in our day to day life.

I know the answer for me is just what I’m doing. I felt inspired to process this pattern here, to be followed by letting go for now, for today, maybe for tomorrow of the constriction of energy that cuts me off from  my center.  The outdoors call. The time to simply listen to music, color, putz around the house, and allow the opening to occur naturally. Enter into the feminine space.

Once I soften, once I let go of the minds obsession with completion ‘right now’, once I relax into my body again, I’ll be re-energized, replenished, clear, inspired, and flow into the completion with ease. Once again my feminine & masculine will be functioning in harmony & balance. But for now, space for her grace is calling.

I’ve learned that when I carry out work in my life, from a true organic rhythm of balanced doing & flow, the satisfaction of what I’m doing runs deep. Authenticity is present. Alignment enables clear seeing. Presence allows joy in any from of work at hand.

Even as I’ve written, I’m feeling my breath flow more easily, relaxation settle into my muscles, my heart is softening & my mind is letting of control. With that I bid you farewell for now.

And back to the original question: What is your body communicating in this moment? What does it need to be in harmony with your inner masculine & feminine?  Which aspect needs your attention for them to dance in Joy together, through your body, heart & mind?

In Harmony ~

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

Into the Folds of Integration

While I’ve been attending the basics of the day to day life over this last month, the surrender to going ‘deeper’ and connecting ‘higher’ has been given precedence. There has been a part of me that has been waiting for this deepening phase to lessen in order to resume my previous rhythm, however I’m relinquishing that thought, need, belief, idea . . . whatever I may want to call it.

Instead, I’m offering myself up into it’s fold for integration of this transformation. The Highest Self has no desire or need to return to what was. It’s simply the old patterns of myself which hold-out for what is known.

“Burn not the attributes of your Soul. Only set aflame, in a holy fire those aspects which hold you separate from your divine Self.”
The Divine guidance spoke.

Languages of Light, streaming down and through the heart are opening & expanding, deepening & uplifting, guiding me ever more closely to my highest alignment, the heart-soul call. They ignite a knowing within, even if that means loss of what’s been. Though the options to dance the old steps are always present ~ and I still partake as needed, I can’t remain in ‘what was’ for long.

Remembering through the letting-go’s and re-calibrating a new, the clarity grows of not only my, but all of our Truth, as I’m once again told:

“I Am the Life and the Light.
I Am the Love & Life flowing through you.
As Light flows, Life is vitalized and Love increases.”

The challenge is not to get caught in the thick shrouds of forgetfulness, and to remember that we are Love embodied. The biggest challenge is to continuously take the steps it takes to unveil our Knowing of this Truth, which WILL dissolve the things we wish to hold onto, in our day to day lives.

She of A Thousand Roses, walks with me, You too may call on Her. She is here to embrace all who call, into our deepest alignment & purpose. And I embrace her. The Blessings fall upon us all . . . but are you ready to receive?

In Love & Light ~

Lotus

Light Language streams captured by Natalia Molina 2016

the Lotus Grows from Muddy Waters ~ the Rubber Meets the Road

There are the moments in our lives, where the rubber meets the road of our higher ideals and practices we incorporate in our lives. This is one such moment. One that I’ve chosen to explore with you. Here. Now.

Do you know that feeling when you’ve made a mistake which can’t really be taken back? The stomach is queasy. The mind is racing. The breath feels constricted.

And I remember, the Lotus Flower blooms through dark muddy waters … Cultivating Peace

How do we access peace in that moment? How do we quiet the discomfort of what the body/mind is expressing?  Let’s walk through it together, shall we?

As I enter into all that is present, I allow all the inner noise to be present. I come first into the breath and slowly guide it down into the belly. Often times I find it easiest to lay on my back, with my hands gently resting on my low belly.

Breathing in. Breathing out. Breathing in. Breathing out. 

In the acknowledging of what I’m feeling, all the sensations, I hear the messages of my mind. They are telling me stories of ‘I’m in trouble. I did wrong. I’m ashamed. I should have known better.’  I listen and allow the voices to be heard, even though I want to shut them out. I want them to be quiet. I want them to go away. I want to go to sleep. But I simply breathe through them with gentleness and calm.

I notice that after a moment of listening, my body is starting to relax. My breathing deepens. The voices quiet. Witness steps forward to hold a silent space of observance. As I observe the inner-chaos quieting, I can begin to inquire about what is true and what is false about my stories, my beliefs surrounding the current situation.

Peace isn’t inactive or passive. It’s dynamic. It is the potency from where we charge our battery, so that our energy source is a pure source to produce ‘right’ thought, ‘right’ action, ‘right’ activation.

As Peace begins to rise within me, the answers, the truths of ‘right’ thought, begin to clarify. It’s a soft breeze, rather than the trumpeting condemnations. 

Peace expands from the qualities of relaxation, inner silence, spaciousness, and letting go. As it expands, it has the power to touch all life around us. The ground of peace, then allows for many other high frequency qualities of energy to arise and be cultivated.

Sitting and receiving the information from within my being, resting in peaceful awareness, I’m able to receive clarity. I’m able to perceive clearly, what I would actually change if I could and what is simply my story with false projections. Peace allows me to hold both in balance and hold myself in Compassion, Forgiveness, Humility, and Gentleness. 

It’s easy to speak of spiritual qualities of being when things are as we’d like them to be and it’s always a blessing when they happen upon us via Grace. But those gifts of Grace are then doorways of invitation. These invitations ask us to ground and embody these divine qualities through practice and continuous deepening. There’s real ‘in the dirt work’ which transforms us and supports our whole being to rise in vibration and consciousness.

Today is a day of seeing how well I can meet the test before me, where the rubber meets the road.  If you’ve had one of these days, then I hope this assists you as well in coming into a state of Peace to embrace your Wholeness.

In Love & Light ~

Lotus

 

Your Most Potent Super-Power

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of super-hero movies . . . many of them, anyway.

My husband turned me onto The X-Men when we first started dating. Prior to that, I had no interest what so ever in the comic book world. When we finally watched The X-Men, I acquiesced because a) it was something that he really wanted to share with me. b) he’d been such a wonderful sport about watching some of my movie choices which drained him emotionally. c) I put it off as long as I could.

From the very introduction, I was hooked. I felt semblances of relating through my personal process of  Kundalini awakening. While stories of Indigo children danced through my head, I could feel that inner knowing of a future of awakened, latent abilities not too far ahead. After all, the Yogi’s of India spoke of these powers, as well as Jesus.

While some call these super-natural powers miracles or magic, I believe these abilities lie within all of us, quite naturally. However, to truly awaken, harness, and express them, requires mastery.  But this writing isn’t really about super hero’s and the fighting of villains. It’s about the most powerful Super-Power, that opens the door to our greatest inner Power. Self-Love.

Yes. Self-Love. I’m proposing that Self-Love is our most potent form of power and perhaps one of the most challenging for us to master. But but in my experience, just in the beginning stages.

We have the hero within us and we have the villain within us. It is this inner villain that we must befriend. Who is this villain aspect? Our Sacred Shadow. The Shadow has become quite popular in the last couple of years. Thank Goodness! Because this shadowy villain leads us to love.

We live with many aspects, expressions of our wholeness. What I’ve called my inner uglies are those personality traits in myself which I’m not a big fan of. In some instances I’ve been quite ashamed of, disliked, and harbored harsh judgments about these ‘villain’ aspects of myself. This isn’t something any of us are alone in. It’s a part of how we learn and grow, by transforming aspects of ourselves that we deem as ‘wrong’ or ‘bad.’

When I first begin working with clients and the conversation turns toward the Sacred Shadow, one of the first things that comes up for many, is how can this be Sacred? ‘How can these parts of myself that cause me such shame or grief be called sacred.’ And this is where the access point of self-love begins. As human beings, this learning is a path that leads us to know that in Truth, we are worthy, we are good, we are Love. If we don’t know our Shadow, we can’t deeply Know our Light.

Falling into self-love you fall into the core of your being, rooting you to your inner truth.

Through self-love you are lifted into your highest purpose and light.

It escorts you with peace through times of challenge.

It holds you tenderly when your heart breaks.

Fall into this love as it guides your choices as nourishment and nurturance.

Living in love with your own being, you receive love more deeply, and can share it more abundantly.

I believe that while there are many helpful teachings for us all to choose from, a big disservice is done when we attach to the idea that we can skip this step of integrating the Sacred Shadow in our spiritual evolution.  I’m not advocating that we hang out and wallow in our darkness or depression. However, I also don’t believe that we can ‘think good thoughts’ our way to wholeness, maturity, and deep wisdom. Many feel that the Law of Attraction is a one dimensional process that centers only around the thinking, egoic mind. The vibrations & frequencies we attract with go much deeper than the logical, rational mind and into our subconscious, our body, and energy field. When we only hang onto the surface, sadly this leaves many people clinging, hoping, for change without taking the empowered actions to create those changes ~ on the inside FIRST.

The initiation upon the path of Self-Love requires willingness and commitment to look at ones whole self. This is why we have teachers and guides, to help us go where it is difficult to go alone. A simple formula I use is composed of 3 parts:

Acknowledge. Release. Receive.

We must first look within and acknowledge these shadow aspects. This begins to heal them. In the healing and releasing phase of the process, sacredness is born in our awareness. This also begins to create a relationship of receiving our self, which expresses as self-acceptance within our being, rather than self-rejection.

Self-Acceptance flourishes into the receptivity of Self-Love.

They go hand in hand.

Once we hit the new thresholds of Self-Love, we are ready to begin to step into our Super-Power training! Jesus is told to have hung out with those people who were seen as the dregs of society. They were looked down upon for their wrong-doings, their shady ways, their tarnished reputations.

But Jesus had the most important super-power. Because he KNEW himself to be made of Light and Love, this truth of his KNOWING, gave him the clear seeing that EVERYONE is also made of Light & Love. There are no dregs. There are only those who haven’t integrated the Sacred Shadow.

This is how the super-power begins to manifest within our being. When we love ourselves, when we live from a state of wholeness, everyone we meet is a reflection of that Truth, regardless how far they are shrouded in forgetfulness.

Love is the greatest power we have. We are Whole and Wholy. And it is a well-spring within us, awaiting its cultivation to bloom forth and touch the hearts of all that we meet. This is the medicine of today. Turn your attention within and walk this inner path of the Heart, for your super-power of Love awaits!

Blessings of Remembering the Truth of Love Within You ~

Lotus

artist: Shiloh Sophia

The Time is Now

As awakening increases upon our Earth, integration is at hand of our own Highest Self, our own Divine Self. You may already be receiving glimpses of this Presence that peaks through your eyes, gently moves your body~seemly of its own accord, speaks through your mouth, loves enormously and unconditionally through your heart, seeks out compassion and connection, where there was once judgement and division.

This is what I’m hearing from clients I’m working with and these have been my experiences over the years.

This isn’t just our imagination, although, it does require the openness of the mind to imagine this divine potential humanity is being embraced by. What I’ve learned is that while Grace does indeed introduce us to our divine presence, just as Grace introduces us to other divine beings whom are assisting us, we are needed to do our part. We are co-creators with the divine, with our Highest Self. This co-creation requires actions from us in order to become receptive to the subtle energies of our own radiance; in order to know the Truth about who we really are.

We can assist ourselves by actively seeking to heal past woundings and beliefs/stories which keep up locked in the denser energies of our being. For each Sacred Shadow we befriend within us, more light is available. For each instance of blame or shame that we genuinely release, we enter into our own Wholeness. For each new seed we plant of deep love and respect for ourselves, the more Love will emanate from us to touch and uplift another.

Our Souls are compelling us more adamantly to heal, release, and receive. This is the time. Just in the last month I’ve had 3 clients who have used the same word ~ urgency. They have each been new clients and what has brought them to me is an urgency to dive deeper, to shift something within them, to let go of what no longer is serving them. We are knowing on a deeper level that we are going to have to enter into areas where perhaps we’ve feared to tread in the past. Or maybe life seemed to offer us a contentment and there wasn’t a need felt to explore deeper, until now. Whatever the case may be, I see this is changing!

Our inner warrior/warrioress is stirring, carrying us with a new sense of adventure and courage to let go of the distractions and preoccupations of the outer realm. As we move toward our inner-self, we see it’s not as frightening within as we thought. And as we move forward, the forces of Love & Light are meeting us to soften and accelerate the journey.

There is a new (it’s always been there, but we’re now ready to hear) inner knowing that in order to create an outer world which is harmonious, celebratory, infused with Spirit, and of service to ourselves AND one another, we’re going to have to begin within.

We each are vehicles for the Divine . . . it can be no other way.

It is the Source from which we’re born.

The questions are: 

Are you aware of your divinity?

How open are you to that sacred force?

Are you ready to take the actions which connect you to your Divine Self?

Do you return into your own quietude often enough, deep enough, to recognize the radiance you see within, as you?

I’m so honored to be a part of the awakening of Love on this planet and to be a part of this journey with all of you who I walk with. When we say ‘YES!’ to our highest call, that call to awaken, Life truly begins. If you feel the call, assistance is here. 

Blessings on Your Inner Adventure!

Lotus

Guidance from the Light~ Love is Calling You Higher

Here’s part 2 of the most recent guidance from The Light Source of the New Earth Rising. Much of what came in was personal, but these are for us all!

“Love expressions will change. The way in which love appears as a way of appeasing or catering to another’s falsehoods will not be the dominant force anymore.

Love that holds a higher wisdom & calls all upward, or it will force you to examine what is believed, experienced as the reality being created.

Love has a higher vision for all of you! Love is a consciousness which is streaming into the world in abundance, and into the hearts which are ready to receive.

It is through the High Heart, though compassionate, and can be both at a personal level if desired, but will be more accessed as impersonal and detached. This will serve the greater good and higher Light, rather than individual particularities.

Living from the High Heart will become easier. We recognize the challenge in this phase for many still, to walk between dimensions. It will become second nature once the frequencies are established, that can anchor you more firmly into the power of the Light,

There’s still a strong influence the density has, but as you continue to release and purify, living from your Highest Self will become more natural, and you will find yourself home in your truest essence.

We offer appreciation for all the transformation taking place within all of your hearts.’

The Guidance from the Light of the New Earth Rising

Art: Caroline Jamour