So many of you tell me you were raised Catholic—from the most casual mass-at-Christmas-and-Easter, to the most devout parochial-school-with-nuns-or-priests.
Nowadays, many of you are still Catholic, or not Catholic at all—or maybe you're not really sure where the formal religion of your childhood intersects with your new spiritual beliefs.
I have my own Catholic experience.
I was raised by non-religious parents who sent me to the local convent—which mean nuns wearing dimples, mass daily, fonts of holy water in the hallway, and statues of St. Frances Assisi everywhere.
Lots of folks didn't have great experiences at Catholic schools, but I did. I converted to Catholicism as an adult, and practiced for many years until my near-death-experience—when everything changed.
In any case, I am familiar with the Easter energy that many of us are feeling now.
Easter Week is hugely emotional: Maundy Thursday is somber and incredibly sad. Good Friday brings hope. Easter Vigil, which begins Saturday night and at the parish I use to attend, included a blazing bonfire, a swinging vessel of incense... and many, many (did I say many?) hours later, the baptism of all new members of the church in water and chrism. Easter begins during the wee hours of the vigil, and continues on till morning.
If you have these Easter memories hardwired into your system, you're going to be feeling stuff this week, whether you want to or not.
Religion has been wonderful for many people.
Religion has wounded many others.
We each have our own experience.
But it all comes back, every spring.
For me, what's best it to acknowledge that the energy swirling around us this week is there, and it affects us.
So just feel it... feel it all... and let your feelings be released.
Then take a look around you.
Today, the daffodils are out, and very soon the tulips will be here.
And be in awe.
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P.S.S. Please note the friendly little fellow at the bottom left corner of the image. Such is the mystery and the miracle of this life.
As most of you know, I'm a self-proclaimed hermit. I live out here Hobbit-like in the Oregon woods, and I haven't done an in-person workshop or event for many, many years.
Because recently, the Universe showed up with this crazy, unexpected idea: something I'd never even thought about before.
And I decided to say "yes."
In my case, I found myself with Richard and Michele Cohn, the lovely publishers of Beyond Words (The Secret, What the Bleep?), and they asked me to join them as a presenter on their 2018 Your Soul Awakening cruise in the eastern Caribbean, and ...
I let go of my fear of flying.
I let go of my fear of bathing suits. :)
I let go of my longing for home.
... and I said "I'l be there!"
I do so hope you'll join me! What fun it will be, to work with you in person! I'll be teaching a special workshop Speak the Language of the Universe, plus we'll have time for group gatherings, possibly private readings (TBD).
Right now, there's special Earlybird Savings: Sign up by May 31, and save $300, plus have the option for a special installment plan.
I'm thrilled about this unexpected opportunity, and look forward to meeting you there!
One night, I dreamed I died.
We have all heard the warnings about this: if you dream you die, you will really die in that moment, they say. Or if you dream you die, it means you’re going to die soon, they say.
But that wasn’t my experience.
I dreamed I died, and in my dream, I actually died, I really died, I completely died…. and then… my soul looked around, and saw that it was all the same.
“It’s all the same!”
The me that was my soul, the me that was my consciousness… it didn’t go anywhere.
As I was floating away from my body, my soul was experiencing everything exactly as I do now when I am in a state of awareness.
There was no death.
The soul lives on.
In my dream, I immediately understood that the soul has no fear of death, because there is no death: we are not snuffed out, shut down; we do not cease to exist.
This is all myth and Misbelief.
Even the things that are hard for humans when someone we love dies: the grief, the longing, the loneliness… those don't exist for the person who transitions.
It's just love and gratitude, and this sense of the extraordinary beauty of this adventure we call life, and the understanding that it is a gift to experience everything.
When I was young I used to listen to Paul Simon’ s American Tune. The lyrics go something like this:
And I dreamed I was dying
Dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And I dreamed I was flying
I’ve had the dream, Paul Simon has had the dream, I’m guessing many of you have had the dream.
Reassuringly, filled with love and always in gratitude: the soul lives on.
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When we have just finished working through a soul lesson, the Universe will often show up with a series of “tests” to make sure we’re really, really done.
For example, if you’ve had difficulty saying “no” to people in the past, but now you’re pretty sure you’ve mastered this lesson… well, right around the time you’re feeling confident, the Universe is going to jump in and send you several people in quick succession that you will have to say “no” to.
“Why are all these people showing up that I have to say “no" to all of a sudden?” you'll wonder.
It will seem so odd, so coincidental, so not random: these people streaming in from all over, all of who require “no” from you.
If you’ve truly mastered this lesson, you’ll be able to say “no” in detached way, and this will be the end of the matter.
If you’re still shaky, if you haven’t quite mastered the lesson, you will find yourself having trouble, agonizing over your decision, maybe saying “yes” by mistake… and the Universe will be clear that you need a bit more work on this particular lesson.
We are tested and tested until we can test out.
If you notice a lot of “repeats” in your life, pay attention. The Universe is testing you to see what soul lessons you’ve mastered, and which ones you’re still working on.
Certainly, no failure.
We’re all in this together, each of us doing the best we can.
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Years ago, a friend stayed with us. A deeply spiritual man, he’d lived in devotional communities almost his whole life, and we had many lively discussions about what it meant to live a spiritual life.
At the time I was very busy trying to meditate and write and record, and I was also really busy trying to doeveryday family things like drive kids to dance rehearsal and music and oversee homework and pack lunches and make dinner and do the laundry and all the other bazillion things every person on the Householder path does all day long.
Our friend noticed all this, and suggested: "You know, you should become a guru, he said. "That way you’d have lots of people to help you."
"If you started an ashram," he continued, "you’d have people to do the yard work. You’d have people to cook. You’d have people to help you every moment of the day."
I looked at him, not sure if he was joking or not. Then I started laughing, because if there’s one thing I know, I'm not anybody's guru!
I’m not anti-guru: If it works for you to follow a teacher, to live in community, then go do that.
But for me to hold this role? For one thing, I’m not suited to the task.
For another, I believe we’re all gurus.
I believe, we each have the ability to create our own direct connection with the Divine, no middle man required.
If your spiritual practice has been lax, reaffirm it now. Connect to Light. Be led by nothing else. Direct connection: you in communion with the Universe, no middle man reuqired, is your master key.
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In 2008, one of the most remarkable experiences of my life happened.
I received The 33 Lessons: a complete work of teachings on soul growth, in channeled writing.
The receiving took several months, in which I sat in meditation with eyes closed and laptop open, and received from three guides: Constance, Miriam and Gabriel.
This work eventually was published in my first book, Writing the Divine.
Every year, I invite folks to work through The 33 Lessons as a personal spiritual retreat: the Lessons are profound, and they open up things inside of you that are ready to be opened.
This is a 33-day course, delievered to your inbox. It's low cost, and on sliding scale.
If you haven't explored The 33 Lessons yet, I invite you to consider using them as personal spiritual retreat, as we begin the New Year.
Learn more here.
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The longest night of the year is here.
Darkness turns to Light.
We begin again.
Our soul journey continues.
Listen to your FREE Winter Solstice meditation below.
Feel free to share with your friends.
There will come a magical moment this winter, when you will see something, or you will experience something, and your heart will quietly unfold.
Everything will become sacred, holy, still.
And in this moment, in which you are not doing anything in particular, not having any big experience, something will shift and you will understand yourself as soul in body, Divine being having human experience.
It might show up as part of your religious tradition.
It might be a secular moment.
It might happen with family.
It might happen in community.
You might be by yourself.
This is a moment between the moments: a time when you observe yourself being your true soul Self.
It doesn't matter how this moment between moments finds you.
It just matters that when it does, you stop, allow it, and let it open you.
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For several years, we lived with our lovely, joyous dog, Elton.
He was a Bichon, which means he was small and white and fluffy; a fancy dog living in a rustic environment, and he needed constant protection from the eagles and coyote that live out here in the woods.
Elton saw us through many life events, from my youngest daughter’s scoliosis surgery, to the passing of my husband’s mother, to many other trying times in our lives: we were much comforted by the generous spirit of this loving little dog.
And then one day, he started walking funny, and the next day he couldn’t walk, and we discovered Elton had spinal degeneration, a problem so far advanced, surgery wasn’t an option.
For a month he got better, and then he got worse. He lost the ability to walk, his pain started to increase, and we knew the end needed to come.
And so it was that at 2:00 a.m., on a black stormy night in October, Elton’s pain crescendo’ed to a point where it was no longer bearable.
The trees waved in the wind, thunder rolled and lightening flashed practically on top of us as I drove across town to the emergency vet. as if the Universe was showing me my pain.
The vet was kind, and things went quickly. Elton was wrapped in a warm towel, and I held him close, my mind in sync with his.
Thank you, my friend, I said. Thank you.
And then, at the moment of his passing, something happened.
His soul leapt out at me.
I don’t know how to explain it better.
His eyes were locked on me, and in the moment of his transition a light leapt out of him, and it was pure love.
I don’t have more words for this, I can’t explain it better.
It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
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You might already self-identify as a psychic, intuitive, empath, sensitive... a seeker on the path of awakening, who uses the tools of spiritual intuition.
Maybe you're learned to speak the language of the Universe so fluently, ALL of these names might fit you!
Name doesn't matter. What's important is this:
Spiritual intuition is a practice you can LEARN.
It's like having an affinity for drawing, or music... you start with a natural ability, and then as you practice and learn, you get better and better, until your skill level is very high.
Browse this website, and you'll find a complete library of resources for studying intuition as a spiritual practice: written teachings, audio recordings, video, self-study courses offered on a sliding scale, and small group training.
As you begin, you'll find yourself changing and growing in unexpected ways.
Here 7 keys for walking the path of spiritual intuition:
1. Commit to soul growth as your highest path, your deepest desire.
2. Let go of everything you think should happen.
3. Slow down, so you can actually hear the Universe.
4. Understand that this work will bring up all of your "stuff".
5. Trust that guides, angels, saints and Holy Ones are real.
6. Accept that they will help you in ways you might have trouble believing. .
6. Trust the Universe/God/Divine/One/All.
7. Make room for miracles and surprises!
Where to start?
Connecting with the guides, of course!
Two beautiful (and affordable) ways to learn are:
8 Weeks with your Guides & Angels
Be a Divine Conduit for Guides & Angels
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As many of you know, I’m not a fan of Law of Attraction.
Before some of you send comments disagreeing with me, hear me out:
It's not that Law of Attraction isn't real: it is. The Universe is continually working to bring us exactly what our heart calls for.
But so often how we USE Law of Attraction is either incorrect, or coming from ego instead of heat.
This idea of treating the Universe as one big letter to Santa? It's not what we're here for.
Think back to when you wrote your Santa wish list when you were six, seven, nine… well, you probably put a lot of things on that list that you didn’t really need, or didn’t even want.
You wanted stuff that all the other kids wanted
You wanted stuff you’d break the very first day.
You wanted stuff, just because everyone told you you should want stuff.
And maybe… you didn’t even want stuff at all.
Maybe, you were pretty happy with what you had and used already.
This idea of want-get, want-get… it was being trained into you.
The Law of Attraction is often misused as want-get, want-get, an endless cycle of never being happy with who you are and how you live right NOW… always searching for the new, the better, the bigger.
For me, it feels much better to not ask. To not make my wish list to the Universe, and instead to let the Divine choose. To let the Universe lead.
I believe we’re each here for our own unique destiny, and if we show up in full service to this destiny, it’s pretty hard… no, it’s impossible… for us to miss it.
If we’re here for a reason, for a purpose, for a calling… all we need to do is show up and move in that direction… and the Universe will take care of all the rest.
This asking for specifics: the car, the money, the partner… gosh… why do we think we know what we want now, any better than we did back when we were making our Santa list?
We get the car, and it only satisfies for a brief moment.
We get the money, and we immediately want more.
We get the partner, then we try to change him or her.
Hmmm… it seems to me that asking: this constant grasping for what we think we should have, doesn’t really make us happy.
Instead, we can simply not ask.
We can pay attention, and allow ourselves to be led, in all of ways the Universe leads us every minute of every day.
We attract our destiny, when we show up to who we really are.
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From time to time, I come under assault from folks who think I’m aligned with the dark because I’m a channel.
Some of these emails are downright scary, filled with fear and shame and accusations…
And the thing is, this isn’t what I do. I don’t support the occult, the dark forces in any way, and I very much hope you don’t either.
This dabbing in energy that is dark is no laughing matter. It’s real energy; it really exists. You can get into a lot of psychic trouble, without proper discernment.
And yet, at the same time, these attacks on me in the name of Jesus, religiosity…. they don’t seem very Light at all.
They seem stuck in the old fear, the old superstitions, the old religions that taught us there was only one right way to spiritual enlightenment.
I believe there are many ways.
I believe there are many paths.
I believe there are many spiritual practices, and this may well include a close relationship to Jesus, if that resonates with you.
Jesus, and all of the holy ones: the master teachers, the master gurus and saints, the voices of God/One/All/Divine/Source/Universe? All of these can be found, by leaning to the Light.
I can’t tell you how to live.
But I will say: I don’t dabble in dark.
Why fuss with the grey, dank, dusty, occult stuff in the corner of the room, when you can shine the Divine flashlight and illuminate everything?
Keep turning to Light, with whatever name you call it, in prayer, in mediation, in the deep longing of your heart, and you will notice your life getting better, your relationships getting easer, your mind getting more peaceful, your whole being, elevating and vibrating higher and higher.
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The single MOST important spiritual tool you can have is direct connection with the Universe.
Direct connection is a two-way communication between you and God/One/All/Divine/Source or whatever name you use.
The Universe is vast, and does not always speak to us in the language we can interpret easily.
But our Guides and Angels are clear translators of Universal messages.
They are clear mentors, ready to assist us with our daily and spiritual lives 24/7.
If you don't know how to speak this langue yet, I implore you to learn.
Having this particular skill and technique available to you will begin to change your life in ways that you can't even imagine.
It's not hard to learn.
But there is a very specific choreography of the Guides& Angels. There is a very specific way that these etheric beings communicate with us via symbol, vision, message, emotion, knowing.
• It's not 11:11, 2:22 or 3:33
• It's much more than angel cards
• It's much more than casually talking to your guides and angels
• It's different than prayer
• It's different than meditation
• It's different than yoga
• It's different than nature
Now is a great time to begin this skill, because come this fall, there will be new courses to take you even further. If you have the basics under your belt now, it will be that much easier.
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This morning, at about 4 a.m., I was awakened from a very deep and mystical dream to hear the explosive sound of branches breaking.
This wasn’t a small branch, dead wood suddenly tossed down by the wind.
This was big branch, the enormous, shuddering creaking of major limb or even whole trunk, cracking apart from itself and crashing down into the woods.
For a brief moment, after the booming crash, there was silence. In fact, in that silence, as I groggily tried to orient myself to what was going on, I wondered if I was dreaming.
But then instantly, the chatter and screams of all kinds of birds: either heralding the shift in the forest hierarchy, or misplaced from their home, crying in confusion that they had been uprooted.
Changes in our lives sometimes seem to happen this way. One minute we’re asleep, or lost in dreams or daydreams or distractions, and then CRACK, there is a shift in the field, a tree is down, a major limb is lost and all around us the beep of birds goes off like a car alarm that won’t quit.
This particular breaking branch, fallen tree, wasn’t too near. From the sounds of it, perhaps a hundred feet away. I walked out into the woods this morning to find it, but everything was a green tangle I would guess as I walk further into the ferny glades, the break will reveal itself.
The break didn’t affect me too much… or did it? We live in a unified field. A tree one hundred feet away that breaks at 4:00 am, unexpectedly, out of the blue… this was a wakeup for me, literally. And whenever there is a literal wakeup, there is also a spiritual one.
We don’t always understand these signs of nature. I don’t understand yet, what the breaking branch means; I don’t understand what part of my life it applies to, what message I mean to receive, what I meant to understand.
What I think now, is that I am guided to understand that things happen all around us, even when we sleep. We’re part of the energy of everything. My own waking up, in shock, on alert, when the tree broke, and my own waking up further with the birds calling… I remember that I am a part of this forest too.
Even 100 feet away, in a house, in a bed; I am still part of this forest, I am still part of this unified field, I am still part of this nature community that surrounds me.
The unified field contains us all: all soul, all time, all space, all matter. What affects one, affects One. Even a breaking tree, affects the field around it.
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Sometimes we find ourselves on the brink of facing something we’d really rather not face.
We might have to face a person we have conflict with.
We might have to face a situation that brings up old stuff.
We might have to go to a place that brings up old wounds.
We might have to be in an environment that triggers us.
When you find yourself heading toward an experience that is going to be a soul lesson, it is common to feel a lot of negative feelings.
You might feel cranky.
You might start blaming others.
You might get mad.
You might panic.
You might want to run away.
You might shut down.
And sometimes, if the situation or experience or person is about to really push our buttons from the past, if it’s about to really make you feel or remember the big wounds we haven’t cleared up yet, we can get very angry, scared and resistant to this situation.
In our resistance to looking at our past pain, we may lash out at others.
Most of us have done this many times in our lives: it is normal to not want to experience pain!
However, whenever you notice yourself being triggered, take a moment and resist the urge to lash out, fight back, run away or shut down.
Instead, accept the reality that you have come face to face with at lesson: the Universe is inviting you to clear your fear, release your anger, let go of your panic, stand your ground.
You’re being presented with this lesson, because you’re ready to learn it.
And… resistance is futile.
If you don’t learn it now, no worries. You will be presented with this same lesson, in this lifetime and in all future lifetimes, until finally, you as soul move through it.
If you can surrender to your lesson now, wonderful.
If you just can’t do it now… there will be time later.
We are infinite souls, in infinite state of expansion via the human heart.
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Sometimes we get overly excited at the start of a venture.
We buy the book.
We sign up for the class,
We join the retreat.
We reserve the event..
We’re SO excited!
And then, when we enter into the experience, all the buzzy excitement and impulsive “yes, yes, yes” goes away.
We suddenly don’t feel great.
Our excitement fades.
We are faced with the fact that we are here to do our work, and maybe we don’t really feel like doing our work, after all.
All the buzzy, excited “yes” of anticipation may turn to dread, overwhelm, even resistance or anger when we are faced with the actual book, class, course, retreat, program or event.
If you find yourself getting grumpy, wanting to quit, blaming the teacher, getting angry about a course or class, feeling like nothing’s working, feeling like it’s not a fit… take a look deeper.
It’s likely that you’re afraid of what you’re going to find when you enter in.
It’s likely that you’re scared of what you might discover.
Soul work requires vulnerability.
You have to let the Universe in, if you wan to change.
Soul work also requires time.
One book or class or course isn’t going to do the trick. The best teacher in the Universe can’t solve your whole life. No program will fix everything and make it all better.
It’s all a process.
Inner work can take years. In fact, most of us find it takes decades.
So… Don’t look for the quick fix. It doesn’t exist.
We open and expand at the pace we are ready.
There is no proper timing. There is only your timing.
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When I’m working with people for the first time, one of the questions I ask is this: What is your spiritual belief system?
Most people are happy to talk very clearly about their relationship to God/One/All/Divine/Universe, or whatever name they might use for the infinite ineffable.
It is lovely to hear profound, well-considered manifestos from people all over the globe:
“I used to be this religion, now I follow my own path.”
“I believe in God, but not the way I learned it as a kid.”
“I know there are Divine beings who help us.”
“I believe I am fully supported by the Universe.”
“I don’t know what I know, but I know there is more than me.”
“Everything is one infinite soul.”
I love these statements of belief!
But my next question: ‘Do you have a regular spiritual practice?’ often meets with a sort of head-hung, I’m-so-ashamed kind of response.
People feel guilty if they don’t meditate every day.
People feel guilty if they have trouble sitting still to meditate.
People feel ashamed if they don’t pray regularly.
Sometimes people think that having a spiritual practice means having a consistent, daily practice: prayers and study at dawn, yoga every day, a particular diet or routine. This is a path for some.
Others think that having a true spiritual practice leaves no room for anything else. That to be spiritual means to live as a renunciate: to leave behind family, friends, interests and move into monkhood high in the Himalayas. This is a path for some.
But for most of us, spiritual practice is the aspect of life that we somehow squeeze into the hubbub of everything else in our lives. We’re “householders,” in the Hindu term: doing our dharma in the every day of work, family, chores, community… the big ALL of life.
Now, my question is never meant to invite shame or guilt over what we’re doing or not doing the “right” way.
And it is true: some people are very consistent in their habits: Some do yoga at break of dawn, every single morning. Some read daily, studying the teachings of the great mystics, saints, and sages. Some are true bhakti: they sing and dance and celebrate daily, a regular part of their lives. Some go to community services weekly or more.
But for most of us… spiritual practice is often catch-as-catch-can. And I’d like to say—with one small caveat—that this is a fine way to run your spiritual practice.
That instead of thinking about your spiritual practice as something you “should do,” or as something that must be done “a certain way” or at a “certain time,” instead consider your spiritual practice as your way of being.
Not something separate from yourself. But how you show up in the world.
Not what you do at a certain time or in a certain place. But how you are all the time, everywhere.
You are Divine, all of the time.
In this way of being, of living from consciousness, of living as a luminous, radiant, being of love, you would naturally be drawn to all the practices that help you to open and expand: studying, reading, praying, meditating, walking, journaling, singing, dancing, being in nature… all of it… because these are all the ways that help us open our true Self, and become One with our oneness.
You would naturally be drawn to connecting with the Divine beings and helpers who are continually surrounding us in other dimensions, layers, and levels of Universal vibration.
You would naturally be committed to learning the language of the cosmos, because this is the language of living from Soul.
You would naturally be curious about ways to “open” into more presence.
And of course, in leaning toward the Light, you automatically notice yourself leaning away from the dark.
You would naturally begin to turn away from all those things that shut down consciousness: many habits of modern society, so many old belief systems that belong to others and to you, and certainly anything that brings you shame or guilt or unworthiness.
When you begin to think of spiritual practice as the way you are being in the world, it becomes a great joy to create space for things that help you to feel yourself as one of One.
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When our goal is to live in Flow, it is very hard to stay on the straight and narrow path.
We tend to change direction a lot, not being able to hold to a system, because the information that arrives to us from the Universe whispers so insistently: do it this way. Now, do it this way.
It reminds me of sailing a little Sunfish, one of those tiny, little sailboats that one person can sail by his or herself. A gust of wind will come up, and we’ll sense that energy, and let our sail out to catch it.
Then suddenly another kind of wind will come up, and we’ll tighten our sail against that one. We are always adjusting to the currents and the direction and the strength of the wind.
This is what we do in Flow: we are the sail, and the Universe is the wind, and we are always listening and feeling and adjusting to what to do and how to respond next.
Don’t worry too much if you have trouble following a “system” or a “program.” If you’re intuitive, creative, emotional, it’s going to be hard to put yourself into a system.
Keep following Flow. You’ll get to the same place. And you will enjoy the journey so very much more.
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If you’ve been in spiritual practice for a while, and are used to going into beautiful meditations where your guides are fully communicating with you and giving you very clear messaging, you’re going to one day have the experience where they aren’t going to be there.
Or, maybe they will be there, but they’ll be hazy, or vague, or in the distance. Or maybe they’ll even show up, and sort of turn away, or wave you off with their hands.
As if to say, not today, my friend.
Or, the shop is closed today.
Or, we aren’t doing a meeting today.
If this happens to you, it is a sign that you are meant to do other things besides meditation and guide communication, for a while.
Sometimes we use meditation and contact with the guides as a kind of crutch for getting through our lives: we ask the guides a lot of questions that we already know the answers for. For example, we might continually ask the guides for a specific question, over and over again.
And the guides continue to give us great information, or information for us to explore. But instead of going out and acting and exploring and doing, we just sit at home asking questions. Doing more meditation.
Asking over and over again, when we have already been given the answer.
After a point, our guides will not provide us with more answers, until we’ve taken action on what we’ve received.
If you find yourself in a place where the guides have temporarily closed up shop, don’t despair. This is a sign to get out in the world in an active, physical way. Meet people, do things, allow yourself to receive synchronicities, and actually follow them.
This will lead you to your next step.
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There’s this myth that you have to know your spirit guide’s name.
And, it just isn’t true at all.
Sometimes, rarely, you will get a name. If you are American, this name is often something really plain, like Bob, or really fancy, like Ashkar, or St. Germaine.
If you get a name, great. Go with that.
But if you don’t get a name, don’t spend another moment worrying about it. Our spirit guides are real beings, who exist in other dimensions, who have the ability to work with us in vision, symbol, language, and emotion, in order to help us with our understanding of the ineffable All/One/God/Universe/Source.
They are like translators for us, using systems of understanding that are familiar to us.
They are much more interested in helping us receive a vision of an eagle diving into the sea, for example, that helps us understand our life’s purpose, than they are in giving us their names.
It’s not easy for us, as humans, to receive these visions fully. The guides seek to give us what is most important: the vision and the understanding, in the limited time they have when our concentration is strong.
The thing is… our concentration is pretty limited! Our guides aren’t going to waste it on names. They want us to get to the juice, the core, the essence of what we need to know about our life and our path. Names aren’t a priority.
Let go of the need to know your spirit guide’s name. If it happens, great. If not, focus on the more important aspects: what your guide or guides are bringing to you, for your higher understanding.
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I sometimes get stuck in the trap of believing what everyone believes, or thinking what everything one thinks, even though in my heart I know it’s wrong.
The other day I needed to drive my son to the airport for his flight, after a long holiday weekend.
Everyone knows the traffic is going to be terrible on a Sunday after a holiday, and parking will be difficult, and the airport security lines will be long, right?
Except, none of that was true.
The weather was perfect, and the traffic was simple; many times I found myself in those pockets of space where even on a crowded freeway like I-5, there wasn’t another car even near us for long stretches.
We found a parking space right next to the airport overpass, within seconds.
The lines were so minimal at security, we had time to wander around and look at the shops for fun.
I have the feeling, that if I had allowed myself to be in the expectation of group thought, my experience would have been very different: stressed, angry, tired.
But because we just went with the idea of being; of just showing up to the experience, whatever it was, with a sense of full involvement, it was easy.
What everyone else thinks usually leads you astray.
What you desire and hope for and want, even if it’s something as simple as an easy trip to the airport, is what almost always happens.
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Our most advanced scientists are working on Oneness.
Quantum physics, unified field, the God particle. There are scientific terms, but when we look at these theories in terms of spirituality, of Oneness, of the idea that everything is One all the time, we understand that what we're working on is way more than just science.
Maybe we don’t have the science yet to prove Oneness; but we have glimpsed it. Maybe we don’t have the spirituality yet to prove Oneness; but we have glimpsed it. We know Oneness is there, because it’s so clear we are not separate; we feel this in every atom of our selves.
All of our experiences are part of unified field: the way we connect with each other in energy and emotion, without needing to be in the same place, or even the same time. There are too many coincidences, too much "random," that simply isn't.
Above all, there is too much energy, emotion and unexplained phenomenon for us to not all be connected to each other, intimately, completely, without separation. Some things are beyond math and science, some things are beyond language.
We know we are One, because every cell in us knows, and because our own soul tells us, over and over and over again, whenever we let ourselves be awake.
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If you were raised on fairy tales, you were given a gift.
Depending on where you live in the world, there are fairy and folk tales that offer moral lessons, warnings against evil or darkness. There are also tales that invite us to think more creatively about our circumstances, and to not accept what the society or group thought would have us believe.
Many of these tales involve a young hero who must do a challenging task. Our hero usually meets a wise person, a beggar, a witch or an elemental, who gives them gifts with magic properties, or who advises them how to communicate with the Universe.
For example, if the hero is charged to find a precious ring that has been thrown into a field of flowers, the her or she simply speaks to the ants of the field, and they quickly find the ring. Or, if the hero is charged to clean a filthy hut, the birds of the air quickly come and do the task.
What we are taught then, is two stories: the first story, which that each hero is on a quest; each hero must walk a path. But under this is the second story: the recognition of nature as an ally, nature as magic, the world as a Universe that is something that we are not apart from. This second story teaches us that there are many beings that we can communicate with directly, both on this plane, and in the plane of multi-dimension, the etheric realms.
Of course, there's nothing fantastic tale about this! Living in multi-dimension is as real as death and taxes. It is all simply a matter of opening your mind, and awakening to this reality.
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When we use the clairvoyant “rose” as a technique, people are surprised why it works so well.
The rose is of course not really a rose. It’s an energetic container of Universal energy. When we look at this container, it provides us with a symbolic understanding of the energy of the person, relationship, situation or future outcome we are asking about.
Using the rose as a tool allows us to have a certain distance from our own first response to a situation; it helps us let our own judgments, hopes and dreams relax. By looking at the rose, instead of directly at the person or situation we are reading, we are invited to look at the energy or the vibration or the emotion of who or what we are reading.
We are invited to look at the person or situation as a container of energy; as a container of Oneness.
For example, if a person has very dark energy but a beautiful façade, using the rose allows us to see the energy, without getting distracted by the façade.
If we were to try to read directly from this person, we might get all caught up in our own feelings about beauty or attractiveness. But when we use the rose as an energetic stand-in, as a symbolic representation of the energetic essence of the situation, we are able to read clearly.
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If you frequentliy surround yourself with white light or wear a crystal or amulet as a means of protection, consider what you are doing.
So often we think that if we surround ourselves with white light, or wear a certain talisman, we are protecting ourselves from outside forces of darkness. We think we are applying a protective coating on our auras, or creating a circle of protection that we are safe inside.
These are old ideas, that bring up old superstitions of dark and light, of the idea that we are vulnerable to darkness at any time.
It is true, that darkness is real.
But it is also true that our own soul, as it leans toward the Light, is source of true power and protection and strength against all darkness, no talisman or extra circle of protection needed.
As you meditate, as you pray, as you are with your guides as spiritual practice, you will understand what it means to lean toward the Light every day, and you won't have use for the old superstitions, the old ideas about punishment and pain and fear.
We’re all Light, all the time.
We can remember this, and carry this knowing and power with us.
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