I have decided to offer What Now? A survival guide for the spirit in challenging times for free for the next five days (starting 6/23/18-6/27/18). This is a survival guide for the spirit (that's you) in challenging times. We present the issues and offer ways to productively face and overcome these challenges, certainly individually, but, it is hoped by the authors, in community with others. I would like everyone to help themselves to a copy and, I hope, gain some insight and solace and maybe inspiration for next steps to be taken. If we live and love in peace, anything is possible! https://amzn.to/2lsJlXb
You never know ....I was driving toward my parking garage. I always go straight through the light and use the entrance to my left. Without thought, I turned left at the light and chastised myself for doing so, thinking I was making a mistake out of exhaustion. I reached the next entrance and made my way into the garage, where I discovered a perfect parking spot waiting for me, one that is rarely open at that time. Spirit guides are there to help even for the smallest reasons and situations. I gave profuse thanks, of course, and marveled at this confirmation of the wider reality! Blessings!
If I project too far out into the future and perceive that future through the lens of fear, I am setting intent on the next step unfolding in a less than optimal manner. Ignorance breeds fear, but trust engenders hope. It seems best to trust that the future is unfolding as it is supposed to. Trust in this moment and know that your path is unfolding as it should.
Spring Equinox celebrates the return of the sun and its nurturing warmth that invites that which was dormant to emerge from the earth and grow and thrive for our benefit. In an era when the environment is under attack, it behooves us to strengthen our bonds to the Earth by immersing ourselves in the healing vibrations available to us in it. Take a walk, hug a tree, watch the river flow.
We are never alone. Yes, we have moments of privacy, but we are never alone. There are other planes of existence existing in the same space and time we recognize as our own, but these are invisible to us because of a difference in vibrational rates. Our loved ones who have left this plane, as well as our spirit guides, teachers, masters, and angels are available for us to gain from their company, their insight, and their guidance, and we should practice reaching out to them through the energy of love.
I have often heard, and more often said, that worrying is praying for the thing you don’t want to happen to actually happen. Worry is a waste of energy and time. When we project positive thought toward a desired outcome, we send energy into that outcome, which means we put positive energy into the manifestation of that outcome. Lean into knowing that the universe and your path through it are unfolding as planned.
It feels like it has been a difficult time for breathing. Every time I turn around something happens that makes me gasp or hold my breath. Frightening deplorable acts of senseless violence or insensitive inane utterings of willfully ignorant people have caused me to interrupt in some way the easy flow of breathing that sustains me.
Breathing is fundamental. We need to inhale oxygen to sustain us and we need to exhale carbon dioxide. The physiological processes are beyond the scope of this post but suffice it to say we need to breathe. Our first impulse as we re-enter this plane is to inhale and our last act as we transition back to our home is to exhale. Taking in a deep breath when we are anxious immediately calms us down enough to act and react in a productive manner. When we are physically exerting ourselves, our breathing changes to compensate for that additional stress on our body. For our physical experience, breathing is a necessary act.
For the sustenance of our spiritual beings, breathing is also a necessary tool for optimal wellbeing. And, for the optimal interaction of our spirit and our physical bodies, breathing can breach the gap between the two and bring us into a state of peaceful harmony. Allowing the physical and etheric bodies to come into a space of synergy through breathing can bring us into a state of balance from which we can best serve ourselves and others.
Mindful meditation can help us to not only practice acknowledgement of the breath but also gives us a tool for dealing with stress-filled situations. Sitting or reclining in meditation and allowing the breath to be our focal point helps us to release anxiety and concerns as we concentrate only on the breath entering our body and the breath leaving our body. In doing this, thoughts and ideas will flow into our minds and we can acknowledge these and release them, and then return to the sole sensation of the entering and exiting breaths. There are many forms of meditation, some stationary and some moving, and these will be shared in a future post, but for now, focusing on simply breathing in and out will suffice.
One of the nice aspects of setting time aside for daily practice is that when we make this a part of our schedule, we can make it a part of our core strategies for existing in the physical world, and we can use this space of calmness throughout the day. We can take a minute or two in whatever situation we are in to re-enter this space from which optimal performance can thrive by simply focusing momentarily on our breath, bringing back to our core the sensation and knowledge of centered peacefulness. Daily practice ensures that we always have this tool at hand.
Mindfulness meditation can also help us to become in tune with the universe. The focus on the breath and the breath alone, releasing all extraneous thoughts as we breathe, helps us to reach that moment of connection with the All, with the Oneness of which we are an integral part. It is that space without thought, wherein only the breath exists, in which the silence of the universe can join with our own silence, allowing a synergy that is both informing and comforting. The peace in these nanoseconds is unparalleled in our physical experience and allows us to become one with all that exists on all planes in all times.
This week, please focus on your breathing. Acknowledge the sensation of breathing in and out and note how this awareness serves to calm and sustain you. Perhaps you would like to try a sitting meditation for five minutes. Simply sit quietly, close your eyes, and think of nothing but the feeling of air entering and exiting your body. Enjoy the stillness and know you are One with the Universe!
In asking Spirit for the topic of this daily blog, and I am hoping to post more frequently, the words, “be not afraid” entered my mind. As I ponder the meaning, I am led to believe the message is both a personal one and a wider one. We should strive not to let fear guide our actions, but instead rely on the knowledge that all things are unfolding as planned. It is a time in which fear might be the most obvious state from which to act and react, but if we let fear guide each next step, then we may miss the messages and guidance the universe is sending us.
It was around October 15, 2015, and I was determined not to take part in the grueling National Novel Writing Month, which requires participants to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. I had spent the previous November churning out 1,666 or so words a day, and I did not think I could handle the commitment again. I admit, it did not have to be 1,666 intelligible words. It was, for me, practicing stream-of-consciousness writing as fast as I could. Nope . . . did not want to do that again.
And then around October 15 I became aware of urgings from Spirit that I had a topic I needed to address. It slowly bubbled into my consciousness that I needed to write about the Umpqua Community College shooting, which had occurred 15 days earlier, when a shooter entered an English class on the Oregon campus and fatally shot eight students and their professor. This struck close to home for me. I had been a community college English professor and I sensed a close connection to this incident.
So . . . on the first day of November 2015, I started writing what would become Tsunami of Light. It relates the event of a campus shooting from the perspective of the spirits who, through an act of violence, left their bodies and their subsequent call to serve on the other side and act before another shooting occurred. The book was a group effort. I am a mystic and I often work in conjunction with spirits, teachers, and masters on the other planes of existence. We wrote it and finished it by midnight November 30, 2015. I had it professionally edited, had a beautiful cover created, published it independently, and never marketed it. My editor had returned the manuscript, writing “Definitely interesting. A different route for you. A strong and wonderful and needed message though. I liked it.” She is the only person who has read the book. Why? Because every time I started to gear up to market it, another campus shooting would occur, and I felt that it would be disrespectful and perhaps inappropriate to do so when there were people who were suffering through yet another act of violence.
I realized this week, though, after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that there might never be a moment I could release this book and that, perhaps, sending it out into the universe might give someone, somewhere a moment of solace and perhaps provide a space of reflection. With that in mind, I am providing a link to the book below. It is my abiding hope that it serves spirit on both sides of the veil. http://amzn.to/2sJ5Sp7
What do we mean when we talk about the concept of Creation? Are we talking about THE Creation, i.e., the moment everything came into being? Do we even believe there is A moment that represents that creation? Is everything simply being created on a never-ending spiral, the beginning of which is unfathomable? I know the word Creation harbors the idea of Creationism, i.e., that everything was brought into being over a six-day period, 6,000 or so years ago. And that that idea of Creation is set in opposition to Evolution, wherein everything starts at some distant moment in time in some roiling pool of chemicals, the origins of which remain a question. I don’t really like that idea because on the one hand, as the daughter of a paleontologist, I cannot ever believe in the 6,000-year or so story and on the other hand, I have always questioned evolution as the total answer to how we are what we currently are because, as I read recently, we are in fact different from the other creatures on the planet, which do exhibit the forward momentum of evolution.
When I think of the moment of Creation in relationship to the spiritual aspects, I am beginning to believe that the idea of one Creator, as a personified being, is not satisfactory. I believe the Creative Spirit brought into being the All in and through the energy of love. Then, what is the Creative Spirit, other than the first expression of the All, which, as I mentioned last week, means we are All part of the first and the ongoing aspects of creation. Since we are all interdependent spirits, comprising a oneness, then we could consider ourselves as both the Creative Spirit and the creation of that Spirit, i.e., that we are both the created and the creators. And it is this aspect that needs consideration at this moment, I believe.
As I look around the room in which I am sitting, I can see all sorts of physical items that were created. I can even note that as I prep for this episode, I am creating, with help from other spirits, something that has never existed before. Someone created the chair I am sitting on and the computer I am typing on. The glasses I am seeing through were created, as well as the coffee cup I am drinking from. Everything seems to be created by someone whose current state of being was created, as a potential, in the “first” moment of creation. But, doesn’t that moment of creation continue to evolve? And that is where that word comes into play here, we are indeed evolving, changing, for better or worse with every breath we take on this plane. And these items, all of them, are comprised of atoms and molecules, and, my personal favorite, nano-particles, that exist to formulate a solidity with which we can act and interact.
I have often said that the differences of solidity are created by differing rates of vibrations of these energized particles. If I could speed up the molecules in my hand to match the speed of those in the desk I am sitting at, I should be able to slip my hand between the atoms. This, however, does not seem a practical or useful action to take at this time, because it would preclude me from typing on this physical illusion of a computer sitting on the physical illusion of the desk. Why do I call these things an illusion? Because the solidity seems to me to be an illusion, comprised as it is by the same basic atoms and molecules arranged in myriad ways to form items that can act and react with our physical selves, which, indeed, are simply forms that house our spirits while we engage in learning lessons on this physical plane.
So, how does this relate back to the original topic of Creation? Because we continue to be created and to be creators. We create the tools we need to function and we create art to sustain us. In addition, we create non-physical aspects of our world, like the basic beliefs of societies and the ideas that hold communities together. Unfortunately, we also create the ideas that serve to separate us and that work against our wellbeing. We are, in every sense, continually creating our world, and we can serve as creators of destruction, division, and hate, or as creators of compassion and empathy using the same energy of love that we used in the illusion of the beginning.
Writer, Mystic, Consultant: I am a spiritual girl living in a physical world.