What would you consider a satisfying life? What came to your mind first when you read those words?Was it a new car, house, relationship?
I have to admit that is what used to come to me – a relationship, better health, a thinner body, and more income. But I have had two full days of experiencing complete satisfaction in every moment, even while supporting two friends in very different ways.
Now I have experienced the joy of this satisfaction for a moment or an hour or two before. I am quietly grateful and joyfully thrilled for two whole days and the knowledge that this IS who I truly am and can (and will) continue to be me while in the human body.
I have been working with a new guide – or at least I thought I was. Each day she has guided me step by step to new understanding and levels of awareness of me. I have been healing some old angry and limiting energies along the way.
On Tuesday I woke up feeling very full of loving energy, did some calm, sacred meditation in the morning and spent the entire afternoon outside, mostly on the beach. I supported a friend in allowing her energy to align properly and then shift into a new energy level for her (it actually shifted twice). I also was guided to open to another level of awareness. I had to sit down to allow it (on the cold wet sand!! LOL!!) It began with what looked like a vertical line down the center of my body. The line then began to open and as the edges spread apart more and more light came through until it was wider than my body. It was all easily, smoothly and beautifully done. A very sacred day indeed.
What was most important for me is that I was so filled up with my self that I never felt like I was giving too much or that there wasn’t any room or support for me. It mattered not what my friend was feeling or projecting or wanting, I was still calm and completely filled with this satisfying energy of me.
Then yesterday I spent most of the day helping another friend with more mundane tasks that seemed complicated to her but were second nature for me (some business stuff). While assisting her with this business stuff she became more open to allowing some help with some spiritual growth also. She was able to allow it without a lot of anger and resistance – her usual MO. After we finished, I was guided to go out to the beach by her apartment, this time alone. During the long walk I was guided to allow deeper integration of energy very similar to the new guide’s. Now at first I thought I was integrating what I thought WAS the guide. Then I realized it was a higher vibrational aspect of me. Today I can feel the integration continuing and the consciousness of this aspect sinking in to me or me rising to its level (words are so inadequate).
It is a very different way of integrating, I think. For all I know this may have happened before but my awareness was more limited so I didn’t experience it this way. I really like how I got the time to know this part of me before it integrated.
Additionally, I have known for years that I wanted to support others in their spiritual awakening as a way to earn money but have been frustrated because I have had so little opportunity for this. I wasn’t fully conscious of my inner resentment that flared if I spent too much time helping others without a visible return to me (in money or spiritual help or other ‘payback’). I knew I tied it too tightly to money but was so wigged out about my money situation I couldn’t separate it until I recently did some more healing on my money issues and the inner me that was so angry that felt as if I ‘never got anything I wanted.’
So here’s what I know for today (borrowing Oprah’s words). I LOVE feeling completely satisfied without a care as to what is going on outside of me with my friends, my money, my cat, my health, the world or the weather, etc. I choose to be this way no matter what. I feel very confident that my way in the world will be easier because I am allowing this connection to myself to be so complete.
Yet when called earlier this evening twice by someone in Europe in such emotional pain that he did not pay even thought he agreed he would after the first time he called, I felt a twinge of the old fear coming back. I helped him even though my fear came up about being paid. I am so glad. I prayed for him after we hung up too. He has a long road to go to healing and seems very committed about moving along it. It feels so right to work with him. I also hope he will honor his agreement to pay me for my time.
But that isn’t what is important at this moment for me. It is important that I honor his part in assisting me in discovering more healing needed around this. I know it isn’t all about money but I need money to live on the earth at this time. I haven’t yet found anyone to barter or give me food, all of my medical care (only some of it), a place to live, phone service or utilities, although I am VERY open to that!! I do not want to decline helping anyone because I am not being paid for it yet I need to earn money. This is more a dilemma for the mind rather than for my heart and spirit. I know that, I even feel it most of the time but those old twinges sometimes come back.
I am choosing to heal this inner conflict that I still feel a little bit. The conflict between the part of me that really wants to help (or really feels called strongly to help) and the part that demands I get paid for it and is fearful if I do not that I will not earn enough money to live in this human body in this world at this time. I am embracing the fullness of being able to create a beautiful, secure, safe, fun and comfortable physical life that I enjoy very much AND I answer my calling to assist others in their spiritual growth. I can do both and allow both even when my mind/ego wants to make a direct connection and there is not one. I am walking into the aspects of me that revel in assisting others in their spiritual evolution, although I notice I am doing it rather gingerly as if I am not sure what doors I might be opening with this.
So upon reflection maybe I did get paid for this assistance, just not in money at this time. Isn’t it beautiful how things work? God Bless this man for his help. As the tears roll down my face, I am grateful.
I have had many wonderful inner growth spurts in the past 3 months culminating in a much higher aspect of me integrating last week (or beginning the integration into my physical body last week, not sure if it is done yet). Then a new client contacted me over this past weekend. This client was so separated from his emotions and intuition due to a set of horrific experiences in this life that all I could see was darkness and blankness within him. Yet, he retained enough memories to know that he used to have emotions and very highly developed knowledge of himself as a starseed and a light worker.
We have had 4 sessions so far. Each day he opened a tiny bit more, and I mean tiny. Each day I assisted his higher self in the form of various angels and guides to reconnect him consciously to himself and to heal his emotional and physical body (ok I know I know I am not supposed to say we healed the body but I could see it and he could feel it). Yesterday, he opened so far he began feeling his emotions again, he let me into the details of his physical body (I could see the cells), he showed me times when he was a different being, I saw him reconnect to a sliver of the joy that he is. I heard his frequency harmonize so beautifully that the sound of (it sounds like music to me) made me cry.
The reason I write all of this is because I have spent the past 16 years yearning to help people remember and recognize their true selves as aspects of god. I have been discouraged because most of the time people just want to go to the next step, maybe, or I get a rash of clients who just want to feel better or get info about their future. Plus I have been going through my own internal spiritual and energetic transformation and I may not have been ready to help people at the level I wanted to or felt I could at some point.
This week I was able to participate in such a beautiful opening with someone who came to me wanting to leave this earth because he was so miserable and who will go on to change the lives of many people on earth (he is an inventor and healer). I was so moved I found myself crying throughout the day.
I had a perfect harmonic moment with my higher self when I saw his growth. It was a moment that my inner being had been working towards and yearning for during many years. It doesn’t sound like much but it was an incredibly profound and sacred moment for me. Think of it like you work towards something your whole life and then it happens. I feel complete. This is what I want and what I have been committed to. I was so honored to be able to participate and assist in this opening for him.
AND – it is the beginning of another phase of life.
It was supported through the metaphor of planting a garden in my heart, with various seeds representing various healings, releases, and embracing of certain qualities (compassion, surrender, forgiveness, patience, gratitude etc). The planting of each seed was accompanied by waves of energy shifts and various body pains as places of resistance cleared out. We surrounded the garden with two herbs that help dispel negativity and resistance (wish I could remember what they were now but the energy is there).
I forgave all who hurt, neglected and triggered me. I thanked them for their service and assistance in helping me find my way back to myself. I forgave myself for choosing that kind of a path and for meandering off my path at various times in this life. I chose to allow myself a greater compassion for my efforts and thoughts. I surrendered even more. I loved up my impatience and dispelled the distrust it covered up by embracing the trust that is already there (and has always been there). I embraced my knowing that these inner shifts are already creating outer changes in my life and that I do not have to ‘make’ anything happen at all. I will be inspired to take action when it is appropriate. I expanded my consciousness while this initiation continued.
It wasn’t the words that were important, I have said them before during other shifts. It was the acceptance and gentle shift into a higher, more expanded, vibration of myself that was the purpose of this initiation into a more integrated existence for me. Sometimes these shifts are more energetic or mental than emotional or physical. Now when I shift there is no separation or illusion of separation between any aspect of myself in this human body.
And to think I had no idea why I was called to an Ashram a little over a month ago. That visit cleared the way for integrating a beautiful higher aspect of me (which I first thought was a new guide), then this exquisite moment, then this initiation yesterday. I believe I would have eventually allowed this to happen but I am not sure it would have been as gentle or felt as loving has I listened to my fears and not gone to the Ashram. I am grateful.
I do my best to check in with my intuition before I commit to anything but I change. During the past month the internal shifts have been so fast and so deep that each day I wake up wondering what I am going to be like that day. I cannot count on it being the same as the day before. If I hadn’t already experienced quite a bit of healing around flexibility, ceasing goal setting, and trusting my intuitive guidance this would be very frustrated.
As it is now, it is just another part of my morning routine to ask myself what is the best for me that day. Today I had 5 or 6 events to choose from. I actually committed to two. Pleasantly enough, when I got up this morning I realize that it is ok to do both of them. Perhaps I am catching up with myself enough that some plans made days in advance can be kept. Only time will tell.
Have you ever gone deep within your heart to tap into your most potent connection with your source/soul/higher self to pray with great compassion for another human being? More importantly, have you done it to pray for someone who you believe has wronged, betrayed, judged, angered or hurt you?
It doesn’t matter if you are committed to spiritual mastery, becoming a better person or developing your intuition, you will need to be flexible in what you might need to do to get ‘there’, wherever YOUR there is.
I chose spiritual mastery – comittment to remembering and living as the spiritual master I AM, the god being in a human body (we all are, I am just choosing that conscious path). Letting go of duality and ego control has taken me to some very dark, low and some high, joyful places. I am more balanced now but am embarking on a journey that is giving me the opportunity to address some deeply held fears and sadness, and to let go of more ego attachments.
I am writing about it so you will know that owning our own mastery does not mean we do everything according to some perfection standard we make up in our heads, or that others try to impose upon us. It just means we own who we truly are and strive to live with/in/from that knowing every day.
I was guided to join a recovery program for my food addiction. I have worked for years and years and years to heal all sorts of inner blocks and emotional damage to open up to my god-being more and more. I live by my intuition in just about every aspect of my life except around food. I was hoping all the metaphsycal reasons for the addiction would be healed and by some miracle the addiction would go away. I certainly have tried changing over and over and over. It is about 50-60% better than it was 6 years ago (and I am a lot lighter physically as a result), but not healed and I give it too much power over me. I am learning to approach it the same way I have any other healing I have experienced – I am taking my power back, accepting myself completely and making different choices.
In the one week I have been going to meetings I have found a list of ways my ego is still in control of my emotions and behaviors. So I am embracing the shame that I was led to a recovery program (see- another ego judgment that I am bad for needing to go to this kind of program) and learning that progress not perfection is the goal. Not unlike living as a spiritual master!!
I got triggered by something on either Wed night or Thursday morn and have been struggling with it ever since. I felt worse and worse as the time went on. The panic coming up was so bad on Thursday I actually made an appointment with a temporary staffing agency to work for an organization back in an office as a manager or assistant manager – something I know for sure is NOT right for me. My head interpreted the panic as money stuff so I applied for a bunch of jobs and called the agency. I remember even being confused about it because just a few days prior my intuitive direction was so clear about how money was going to come to me and I felt so taken care of and trusting. What did I do to change it so fast?
I didn’t get any answers because t the panic was so strong and my gut started churning. A wonderful energy healer helped me feel better on Friday morning but because I was determined to stick to a schedule I set up during all this constriction I didn’t give it enough time to actually open up, only to feel slightly better. Then my shoulder started hurting and got worse and worse because the muscles in my back were tightening up.
God took care of my schedule and it was miraculously cleared except for what I really needed to do AND two clients booked sessions for that day. I asked for a sign during my discussion with the healer and I got it right away (the sign that it was ok to cancel the appt. with the temp agencies- I think two unexpected sessions booked back to back was a sign).
I was guided to stay away from people/stores etc yesterday (Sat) and I did, but I didn’t feel much better. I walked in the sunshine and asked for help and guidance. I did feel a bit better then but I don’t remember consciously getting any guidance. I tried channeling and meditating – nothing helped. I kept asking to be cleared of anyone else’s energy, and that didn’t help either. I totally forgot to ask to be detached from humanity’s shifting and the earth’s energy – sometimes that helps.
FINALLY – this morning I woke waay too early (another symptom when I am closed down is not sleeping properly) and asked again for help. I asked for help in healing physically from the pain. I asked the healing aspects of the white brotherhood and AA Raphael for help. I asked my guides and higher self for help with the crankiness and feeling out of sorts (I still hadn’t realized I was still constricted in any way). I was told to go back to bed. finally some clear direction!!! Once there I psychically walked in to the pain and felt it begin to dissipate.
I also felt myself begin to open up. I saw the places that had been closed down. Hard to tell if I closed down that much or just felt closed down because this layer was ready to open. Then I fell asleep. I awoke with no pain, a bit groggy (like a lot of work was done) and in a completely different mood.
It turns out there was a shift that I was resisting. I believe it has been coming for about a week but actually began to manifest last Wed. All these other symptoms showed up because those are the way I process resistance these days. It shows up as money,health or food issues and indecision, shoulder and stomach pain. I also tend to spend more time with other needy or codependent people. Yet when I was in the middle of it I couldn’t get it to ease, I had to let it play out.
Now I am a bit drained from the drama because I am not used to this much drama any more either. I am very grateful to be through it and to have had the help I did.
I want to share two specific circumstances with you. You can see if there is something in your life or something you are holding on to that might benefit from a slight change in perspective.
1. Letting go of looking at the negative – esp when looking at the past. I met a woman last week who doesn’t dwell on the past at all. She doesn’t let anything that happened before limit her future or her present moment. She was delightful and insightful. I know I had a lovely opening by being in her presence both because I learned so much from her and because of her positive attitude.
I was a bit overwhelmed with how much I changed as a result of that meeting. When I was trying to explain how I felt to a friend, the friend took the opportunity to really blast me because I wasn’t able to explain myself clearly – she felt I wasn’t understanding how important the visit had been to my growth or she got impatient with my fumbling around with it. Then she proceeded to dump some other opinions on me about my behvior , moods, and conversations, all involving me needing to change the way I judge others, speak and my mood in general. She didn’t lie in what she said, she was just incredibly harsh and determined to say what she felt she needed to say without any real conversation about it. It was difficult to hear because I was already still vulnerable and overwhelmed from the internal processing going on.
I was angry at first, and for most of the day. But I was lovingly guided by my intuition to view my friend’s conversation as another step in preparing me for the deep shift I did the next day. I saw this nudging to the next level of processing (really to complete the process that began earlier in the week) just came from another aspect of god showing up as my friend, as if she was intuitively guided to say what she did. I might not have paid attention if it came to me just as intuitive knowledge. That change in perspective allowed me to relax and let go of any anger or resentment at my friend as if it never occurred. She played her role in my life at that moment beautifully.
The big shift was a release of old resentment and bitterness at how I have been treated in this life and about all the things/events/ circumstances and people I either didn’t get to experience or had to let go of during my spiritual evolution. The shock of how my friend talked to me and what she said helped make it happen sooner (always my choice). Without all that old stuff it is easier for me to believe in all sorts of possibilities for me and to allow manifestation of wonders in my life.
2. Change in how I view taking care of myself - I have been guided to a recovery program for food addiction and needed to come up with a plan to follow each day. I was seeing it as a punishment even though I chose to do this and even though in the almost 3 weeks I have been in the program I have grown by leaps and bounds. Someone made a suggestion that changed everything. She suggested I change the title to a Plan of Loving Kindness. Isn’t that something??? I relaxed as soon as I began thinking of it that way. I felt happier and all the inner resistance danced away.
I am happy with my willingness to pay attention, stay open and change my attitude/perspective when I get stuck or blocked.
I get to have some of the most interesting experiences following my intuition. I have been particularly blessed lately with meeting new people who have brought so much richness to my growth. I enjoy and treasure the ever-increasing happiness I am finding by my continued spiritual evolution. But I LOVE (and am very entertained by) the out of this world magical visions that come when big shifts occur and when I am around other spiritual masters who are very open.