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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Seek Within

Seekers, ready yourselves to cease seeking outside of you . . . While it serves us for awhile, at some point we must release the outward focus in order to receive what is being revealed from within. . .  Seek from the deep well of the source within you, which connects you directly to the Source.

Seek the Love that abides, which resides beneath your fears.

Seek the Joy that streams effortlessly below the turbulence of your stress, attachments & disease.

Seek the Clarity that springs forth, once you release the the addiction to the programming of the world around you.

Seek the Compassion that caresses your own heart, when you befriend the darkness of your wounding. 

Seek the Peace that is the ground of your being, present when you cease the going, doing, & busying yourself, with unending distractions.

Seek the Power that is the core of your being, that up-lifts & carry’s you from the grounded presence, that sees through the forces of trickery ,which continues to sway you from your centeredness, by the illusions of powerlessness. 

Seek the Inspired Genius which infuses your creations, as soon as you let go of the ‘thinking’ mind and access the Divine Blueprint of your Soul.

Seek to Embody the Divinity of your Humanity, by lighting the fire or your divine spark. Ignite it within your body to reveal the Living Teachings within you, and remembering your True Essence, is far beyond what this world has compelled you to be. 

Seek within, where all your questions fade away, and only Wisdom is already known.

For assistance to journey within, see  Offerings

Embraced by Programming

Too often we are held in the warm embrace of comfort and contentment, of what we think we know to be true. It feels warm and fuzzy and non-threatening. But alas, it’s what we can also call programming.

And we can feel this changing!

In this space, this close embrace, we are held in a state of sleep. By sleep, I of course am not referring to the night time, rest, rejuvenate, dream land, subconscious processing, in preparation for the coming day, sleep.

By asleep, I’m referring to a subconscious resistance to ignite a more wakeful, curiosity about the world we live in. Such as: Why do I function as I do in the world? Why do the world’s ‘advanced’ societies function in the way they do? Why do I hold the beliefs I have? What is my deepest longing? deepest fear? most wondrous joy? What am I truly here on this planet for? What is my purpose? Why do I hate? Why do I love? Why do I keep repeating habits that bring unhappiness? Do I believe I am special, unique, divine? If not, why not? Do I have a sense of the sacred or soul in my life? Do I love  myself? If not, why not? Do I believe in things I cannot see? If not, why not?

You see, many of us go through our lives on autopilot (accepted programming). Yet more of us are beginning to address these kinds of questions within ourselves. When we’re asleep/programmed, held in the arms the ordinary, mundane state of ourselves and the world, we believe this ‘comfort’ is how life should be. When our boat starts to rock, we do what is necessary to return to the status quo of the previous comfort zone (programming). The ordinary, from which we became momentarily unsettled, is the default setting.

The other option: Wake-Up to something more, ExtraOrdinary  within us and outside of us.

While in the past there has been a preference to remain asleep, this is changing. Let me say here, I don’t believe people are making the conscious choice to stay asleep. This isn’t a judgment call. It’s been an overall state of mind, that as a population we’ve been lulled into. I believe there is a deeper force which programs that ‘comfort’ of the ordinary. Here’s an illustration:

One day a couple of years ago, I was having a talk with a friend. The day was beautiful and we were out for a walk. It was not long after the Ferguson riots began, and my friend was understandably feeling the pain about the violence taking place. We had stopped at the park to rest, sitting on the grass and I began to share some information that I had come across regarding this.

I thought this was the perfect opportunity to open a conversation. I shared that according to some of the sources I’d read, that these racial upsets weren’t an accident. That there was evidence of a larger plan to begin destabilizing our population, inciting hatred and fear, to create deeper division among the population. I also made the comment that according to what I’d heard, there would be more blatant episodes of racial violence in the near future. (Which there were.)

As I shared, my friends eyes began to glaze over. I received a blank stare of silence. And then she repeated her confusion, that she didn’t understand why there was so much violence taking place. With her next sentence, she then changed the subject to the park and weather. No questions. No disagreement. No challenging me in what she may have perceived as conspiracy thinking. No indication that I had shared anything at all.

In another example of collective programming, many people are more apt to remain in circumstances which breed stress, depression, unhappiness, and frustration, particularly in the the case of ones professional/work life, than be open to seeing an alternative way of living. Being open to an alternative doesn’t necessarily mean easy or without effort. When introduced to options or a plan of change, there is an unconscious clinging to the mode of rationalizations as to why life needs to remain as it is. It’s this kind of programming that we aren’t even aware of most of the time.

The programs run through us, like a computer. They’ve been ‘downloaded’ into our mind, heart and cellular structure, by society, family, education, religions and our own past experiences. They run unquestioned, automatically in the background. When they are questioned, the ‘regulation button’ (the programmed habitual thinking) is pushed, the glaze comes over the brain, and the ‘does not compute’ signal is activated. It happens so quickly and subtly, most of the time this process isn’t even recognized consciously.

New awakening signals are breaking up the old sleep signals!

The programs connect to beliefs/feelings about survival, love, security, power, abandonment, ability, and freedom, to name a few. The list goes on to include every story we believe about ourselves, others, and life. To challenge the programming, means to greatly upset the boat, which is our mind. It will challenge our beliefs of who we are, who we think others are, what we believe about life, what we believe we deserve or don’t deserve, whether we believe we have the power to change or create in our lives, etc.

For some people, there is a deep unconscious resistance to NOT grow in ways that expand our consciousness and NOT challenge the beliefs of how we’ve been programmed. Growth, change, expansion can indeed be hard and uncomfortable, but ultimately the reward is freedom. It can be painful, but the reward is joy and peace. It can be scary, but the reward is inner power and great success.

We’re opting to grow through the discomfort to realize our Joy!

We could look at two examples of familiar paths people choose (subconsciously) to live. One being, a desire to live a life that is comfortable, predictable, and with unchallenged beliefs or emotional discomfort. A second familiar path, is one of great continued stress, difficulty, emotional pain, or fear that also becomes comfortable, and thrives like addictions do, in unending cycles.

As a new concept is introduced, the ‘regulation button’ is triggered as soon as concepts or information are introduced into the mind. If it doesn’t fit into one’s present belief system or paradigm, or if it feels to strange, big, or overwhelming,  the ‘regulation button’ is pushed, tripping the signal to ‘go back to sleep.’  The internal counter reaction to expanding our consciousness, says ‘Don’t look there. Stay here, nice and cozy and comfortable.’ ‘That’s crazy talk!’ ‘I could never do that.’ etc. This in no way serves the Highest Good of Who We Really Are. It doesn’t serve the Highest Good for humanity or our planet. It only serves the agenda of other forces which desire to have control over us, via our programmed sleep.

The invitation is to all of us, to continually step into active inquiry as to how we are living our life. We are becoming more conscious, dynamic, and responsible, by reflecting and asking ourselves the hard questions. We are also becoming more willing to do the inconvenient actions in our life to continue to awaken. It is the risk of changing whatever our norm is that delivers many unexpected gifts.

There is no end to the awakening process! There is no finish line, just continued expansion.

2017 has ushered in a painful wake-up call to many with a new president bringing great upheaval, forcing all who have been asleep to wake-up. For many this process is excruciating and terrifying. Going back to sleep is becoming more and more difficult, as it should be. Why? Because we are here to truly awaken to our Selves, in both our darkness and our Light.

We are pulling out of the arms that embrace us tight & hold us in a programmed slumber!

The jig is up! We are here to awaken, evolve, transform, and create magic and mayhem full of Light and Love. But we must unfurl ourselves from the arms that hold us in a false embrace of safety and comfort. We are here to pull away from the bearer of our sleep (programming), pull out of these arms, and stand tall in our Light, our Brilliance, our Power. To take responsibility for honoring ourselves as a divine humanity, awaken and become ready to transform into all of our highest qualities. We are here to rise forth and claim our right to Joy, Peace, and Loving Power.

Blessings in Our Collective Awakening!

Are You Ready to Choose Flight?

I’ve been singing some Carol King lately, with the slight change of the lyrics . . . I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel continuous walls of attachments & resistance crumbling down. I feel the sky tumbling down . . . With every release of old beliefs, stories, personality traits, whenever Spirit’s around . . .

Little did I know I had the expectation to return to a caterpillar stage & create a new groove at the start of the year. Instead the butterfly keeps emerging rapidly.

I’ve given up on finding a new routine, which I’d hoped I’d be able to ground in once I rounded this monumental corner of transformation, which I’ve been longing for, for eons it seems. Especially at this time of quickening evolution on the planet & mind blowing revelations when witnessing our human experiences . . . New, new, new. It’s sort of like being in a carnival fun house trying to find sure footing on the ever shifting floor beneath your feet. Some moments it’s amusing, others it’s anxiety producing, and many other moments you just want the ride to stop.

Instead it’s an on-going dance of new phases & stages of becoming nothing of who I used to be. I know that many of you know this feeling right now. Awakening & awakening & awakening to ever new levels of Self, Love, dimensions, divinity & assistance from beyond the veil.

The new stability is found in the heart & in the growing direct experience, rather than that which we can touch & see. It’s a constant re-aligning of action & surrender, intent & consent to the Divine flow. This is what we signed up for. We consented to go on this earthly ride at this time, to bring in & anchor greater Light.

The more resistance to change at this time, the more challenges I find. And so, I continue to Let Go & fly!

Even as there are many of us who have been experiencing the process of awakening, as it is just that an on-going process, there are many of our brothers & sisters who this may be their maiden voyage, and what a time to begin . . . Although, awakening is the purpose of this time on this planet. This time may be wrought with much unexpected, therefore I feel it’s up to all of us to come together & share our experience, strength & hope.

Change is knocking on many hearts. If there is only an understanding of a world that is linear, rational, goal oriented, work, entertainment, & processing the duality of our present political climate, when change begins to tug at you, it may not make sense.

Many people know that their old ways aren’t working any more. They feel the stress, the exhaustion, the phantom illnesses, the rising anxiety & the debilitating depression, the yearning for something new. Some realize that they are being programmed to be distracted, and follow the distractions the next moment. Others are gaining the recognition that they are comfortably numb.

There is a growing awareness & desire for something more. Something deeper. Something more sacred. Something more fulfilling & enlivening. But there is the catch. To give life to the new will require change. Change will be uncomfortable. Period.

As soon as the heart & soul reach out to inquire for the new, the life of the creative feminine force within them, the knee-jerk reactions say:
“Oh No! I just don’t have the time.”
“Oh No! My spouse would never go for that.”
“Oh No! I couldn’t take that kind of time, that would be so selfish.”
“Oh No! I can’t afford that.”
“Oh No! But what if I fail?”

All of these rebuttals, make perfect sense. They are rational, and any logical person would say, of course, ‘Stay where & how you are, there’s too much to lose. It’s better to be safe than sorry.’
This is the paradigm we are leaving behind, whether we are ready for it or not! The growing discomfort of this time is to push us out of our comfort zones, our programmed thinking. It’s asking us to question our beliefs.
Why do you believe what you believe?
Are those beliefs yours or passed on through society?
And finally, are those beliefs serving your personal highest good, bringing you joy at the end of the day & the highest good of our world at large?

This is the time to release our stuckness in the root chakras of scarcity, survival, fear, & cultural thought forms, in order to evolve & expand into who we truly are. It is the time where we are being asked to be accountable for who we choose to be, what we choose to contribute to the world, and do we choose to be a Light in the world or a shadow.

What needs to be brought into awareness is that when we choose not to inquire into ourselves as those questions invite, that IS our programming at work. This is the part of us that chooses the status quo of what is known, what is ‘comfortably numb’ verses joyful, celebrating wholeness, stepping into our purpose. This is the part of us that clings to the belief of limitation, rather than expand into abundance, desires to remain asleep, rather than awaken, that chooses to remain trapped in the servitude of programming, rather than experience a greater freedom. This is the part of us that chooses to hand over our personal power to authorities outside of our highest conscience and forfeit our sovereignty..

Change is indeed difficult. It can be confusing. It requires us to release the stability of outworn ways and grow in a faith & trust of the greatness within our soul. Change sets the stage for our transformation, and it doesn’t play by the rational rules. It plays by the rules of faith, creativity, inspiration & intuition. It introduces us to the direct experience of higher awareness, soul connection, & being true to one’s Self. It leads us to divine connection & divine knowing, which increases our Faith & Trust that we are not alone. Choosing change gives us the strength to resist falling prey to all the lies & programming of the world.

We can choose to stay in the stuckness today, a year, or 5 years from now. We’ll most likely continue seeing through the same eyes & often times carrying a heavier load. I’ve heard people say, ‘if only I’d taken that other path when I had the chance, my life could have been so much different.’ Well, this is true, and it’s also true that the path of choosing self-empowerment, self-love will always be there. Sometimes it just gets harder to see as time goes on.

We are given choices over & over again, moments when we are on that threshold again, to honor our Self fully and say
“Yes!” It’s time for something different.
“Yes! I choose to step out of my sleep walking & awaken to the truth that is calling from inside my heart.”
“Yes! I choose to face my fears, insecurities, in order to give life to my purpose & sacred calling.”
“Yes! I choose to go through the discomfort in order to access greater happiness, joy, trust, and faith.”

We all have these choices, on-going, and that is the joy and wonder of being a spiritual-human being evolving. My inner world & outer reality will continue to morph and transform, as I choose consistent awakening. This is such a powerful time to shine & radiate the Light within you. The path before you is open and calling. I hope, if you haven’t yet found you’re path, you join the growing numbers of change makers! Come fly with us!
The choice is yours! What will you choose?

Blessings ~ Lotus

Love+Purpose = Power

This is a call to your Soul, if you have not yet, please begin to birth and give Life to You!

“Who are you?”

The time is over of playing it safe, staying small. Tune in. Somewhere down deep, your truest Desires call. If you can’t hear them, then step back from distractions and chaos of the swirling world, designed to keep you confused, so you can’t be infused, with your Divine Truth!

In clarification, I’m not referring to desires of safety, pleasure, and needs of validation. I’m speaking of the Big Desires ~ those that the heart and soul are within you to birth, to be of service, to uplift, and transform yourself & inspire that in others. You see one is of the ordinary, it only knows how to take. The other is of the ExtraOrdinary! It is Life giving thus, we receive more Light.

“Why are you here?”

You are here for more than to work, be entertained, and die. Listen within to the Soul’s compelling call or cry, which is most likely irrational, but highly transformational. It expands your longing to express and create, to courageously step outside your norm and deviate. In other words, to change your ordinary experience of life, into a Sacred Life.

For me as a Lightworker & Wayshower, my deepest desires have been known since I was very young. The call to be of service to bring healing and love, where there was pain; to help others re-awaken to their own purity & divinity, which had been forgotten; to create the safety to dive deep into their own darkness, finding the revelation of their Light; to celebrate every level of expansion into the Wholeness/Wholyness, which they already are. To embody love and compassion, reflecting that reality where the trapping of judgment and shame reside.

Ah! But alas, I had to gift to myself these healing’s of remembering, awakening, and embodying, before the first of continuous birthing began, shedding the old and revealing the new ‘me,’ again and again.

We are not here to be sleep walking in forgetfulness of the radiance that WE ARE. That time is over. We aren’t here to feel powerless, when in fact we are POWERFUL beyond measure. This time is NOW. We are not here to be comfortably numb to our Soul passion and purpose. That is the past. Do Not be fooled or be satisfied with any less than this ~

“What enlivens your Spirit?”

This is the realization that more of us are waking up to. We’re joining together to create a new future, which requires we heal the abrasions within ourselves. It’s taken the chaos of our world turned up-side-down, to  shake and quake us awake. This intense shake-up has not been an accident and it hasn’t come about to simply restore the mundane to what was, so that we can go back to the comfort of sleep. It’s time to claim our power, but Not the power of muscle, might, control, and fear.

“What is your Sacred Purpose?”

This a call to Sacred Activism. A call to your Divine Right to a Sacred Life. Step into the radicalism and power of personal transformation, imbuing your core with Self-Love and Self-Honor. Step into the call of your heart, engage the fire of courage, to align with your deepest truth.

You see, when we give life to our Highest Purpose, that deep call that wishes to express through you, which is fueled by love, inspiration, and passion, regardless of how big or small, we become Empowered. We begin to gain the clarity that we each have Innate Power, which will only grows, as more of us step up and into this truth. When we learn how potent we truly are, we will no longer be dictated to by outside forces. We will no longer treat ourselves with neglect or rejection, which means we will not treat others as such either. When we embody the power of our own individual Love & Purpose, collectively we are serving the world for the Highest Good of All.

“What is your Divine Service?”

Play your unique role! Use your voice! Do what you love! Let your beautiful freak flag fly! Use the passion of Desire to align with your Sacred Purpose. This brings Joy into your life and that of others. The more empowered, fulfilled, joyful, happy, in our truth we are, the more we Desire this reality for others.

Practice the alchemy of emotion. Convert the dense into the Light. The tunnel vision blindness into expanded sight. Go forward in social and political activism, but fuel your Inner Power by actions infused with the passion and love of what you want to see created. Rather than the the exhausting, disappointing, and disempowering diluted fuel of anger, division and rage of what you hate.

“Are you ready to Empower yourself & Enliven your Life?”

Is there hesitancy? Resistance? Fear? It’s ok to be lost, confused, uncertain how to ignite this sacred transformation, if it’s new to your awareness. Ask questions. Seek those who inspire you to begin. Let what you Love inform you. Trust that the right assistance will be given when you reach out. We are all here to help one another.

 

The biggest challenge we all face is NOT what is outside of us. The biggest challenge is to become willing to reclaim and awaken to the wonderment and power that resides in each in us.

Blessings for this powerful time to be alive!

 

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

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

Guidance from the Light ~ Star Family Love

Recently I’ve appreciated the information offered by my star-family of the Blue races. Some of you may already be familiar with them, whether it be as the Blue Avian’s or other races. My most familiar recognition with them has been through the Hindu Gods/Goddesses, such as Shiva, Krishna, or Kali Ma, etc. Though most of what I received during this conversation was personal, I wanted to share what is applicable for all of us to remember. Because ultimately, this is about ALL of Us.

We are beings of Magnificence, Love, Compassion, and Beauty. 

‘We want you to know that you are a part of a vast family tree made up of many species. Just as you have many ethnic groups among you, we too have a variety of species of which are interconnected.

The Blue races were indeed a part of your worlds history and cultures, This was back in a time when we all lived within one another’s knowing and receptivity.  We traveled to krishnaassist humanity in ways which you have come to recognize religiously and spiritually. Either within or outside of specific systems  of  belief, our goal has always been the same. To aid in your recognition and realization of the high beings that you are always, and that you are consciously becoming.

You as humanity forgets this, and it seems many are attached to this belief that you are less than your inherent greatness. This is not a judgment. It is simply an observation as to the lessons you are learning.

This lesson of forgetfulness/remembering governs your choices.

As your beliefs about your greatness or your divinity, so your choices demonstrate your knowing.

And so it goes and grows from what your consciousness is able to realize. 

We understand this can be challenging. It is challenging for the mind and your human awareness and person-hood. We also know that your human family has dealt and deals with other forces which take advantage of, or do not respect your sovereignty. However, as your vibrations rise, those old programs will no longer have the same kind of hold over your mind, heart, and consciousness.

This lesson you will learn, some of you more rapidly than others. Either way, it will take place and we are here to support your Highest Good.

And your Highest Good includes the qualities of Peace, Grace, Safety, Love, Honor, Respect, Ease, and Acknowledgement of your needs and levels of integration.’

For me, although this expanding process of awareness has felt challenging at times, I’m growing to find great comfort in the support surrounding us all, both seen and unseen. It helps in the faith, trust, and a deepening of love in my own heart, and in that trust, is that each of you are finding your own garden flourishing!

Peaceful Blessings ~

Lotus