When we are doing intuitive work, we talk about the idea of deep knowing, or knowing in the “gut.” For most of you, this is the dominant intuitive skill that you possess: you simply “feel” how things are. You are empathic, and you know by deep knowing.
But, there is another kind of knowing that is different than deep knowing, even though the names are similar.
This is direct knowing.
You might think of it like this: deep knowing is how we are able to see, hear, or feel a truth, or a part of truth about a particular person, place, thing, situation, or relationship.
Direct knowing, is when we experience spiritual truths directly.
For example, in deep knowing, you might pick up a person’s wounds, past trauma, and emotions immediately and without background or familiarity: you see an unknown person at the grocery store, and you just “know” everything about this person.
In direct knowing, you might be walking in the woods or meditating or just doing nothing, and suddenly your entire being dissolves and you know yourself as That.
There is no story, no symbol, no emotion. You just exist as a spiritual truth.
We use deep knowing all the time. Direct knowing, is something that might come to us a few times in a lifetime, if we are lucky.
Think about the difference: between the more homey way of deep knowing, and the bigger, fully expanded, holy way of direct knowing.
They’re both wonderful. They both complement each other. And they are both yours, when you start to open, relax, and pay attention.
Have you been sleeping lately? My deepest hope for you is yes.
In sleep, we are healed. In rest, we are healed.
So often, more important than anything else you do, our need to rest must be acknowledged.
Try it, for two days. Sink into slumber early. Take a warm bath. Turn off the TV and computer and smart phone, all distractions that exhaust us, and just crawl gratefully under those covers an hour, two hours early.
Sink into your dreams, and be informed by what is revealed to you there.
When we allow rest, we allow healing. When we allow dreams, we allow the Universe to come to us in ways that are miraculous, Divine, and extraordinary.
Allow this for the next two days, and notice how much better you feel, how much better your life seems.
In rest, we are made whole.
I am noticing, and noticing again, the amazing shifts that are happening all around us. We’ve talked already about how some of you struggled and wailed through the past... and now you’re moving along like gangbusters, facing your life in a new way.
Others of you are just starting to feel the effects of awakening now, as in right now, this moment. What I am seeing most here is folks who are breaking karma—actually trouncing long established patterns and saying “no more” to these patterns in their lives.
If this is you, you may be:
• Moving to another location.
• Moving to another living situation.
• Quitting a job that no longer serves.
• Ending a romantic relationship.
• Ending a habit or addiction.
• Ending a habitual thought pattern.
• Breaking off relationships that are toxic and negative.
• Breaking away from ways of living that are dull, numbing, boring.
• Refusing to accept situations that are low vibration. Turning away from low vibration media.
With all this refusal, space is created for a new kind of living. This may include:
• Stepping into your own personal spiritual practice.
• Finally understanding who you really are.
• Accepting the truth of yourself as Divine.
• Allowing yourself to live without fear.
• Allowing yourself to expand into who you can be.
• Loving yourself.
• Loving all those around you.
• Feeling gratitude for the smallest things.
• Being in awe of everything.
It feels like, no matter what stage you’re at: the creation or destruction, the Shiva or Kali, the wave building or the wave receding, we are moving in a deeper, more magical, more mystical way—we are moving in our true natures, or toward our true natures. Celebrate this! Rejoice! It’s been a long time coming.
Many people are going through a spiritual awakening right now. It’s like consciousness, going viral.
Yet while awakening sounds so exciting, when you’re suddenly in communication with guides, angels, the departed — it’s not easy to integrate that experience into your perceived reality.
If this is happening to you, understand that the road to awakening extends perfectly, and contains all the time you need to shift, change, and transform your consciousness.
In my own situation, it took a full eight years from the time of my near death experience to my full spiritual awakening when I received and wrote The 33 Lessons. Even now, years later, I am still opening, deepening, growing.
There are two pathways to spiritual awakening: one is spiritual, and the other is psychic. The funny thing is, both paths journey exactly the same road — just traveled from opposite directions.
Let’s say you’re a guru, a holy saint or mystic deep in spiritual practice. You pray, you do rituals, you sit in mediation and connect deeply to the now. In everything you do, your focus is your spiritual development.
And yet, over time, as you sit on your prayer rug and expand your consciousness, something happens. You become psychic, simply because your consciousness has shifted — and this is what happens when our consciousness shifts.
Now, let’s say you’re walking the other road — you’re a person deeply intrigued by the possibility of becoming psychic. You train with the highest level teachers, you take workshops, you practice your skills. And as you follow this practice over time, you experience a consciousness shift that transforms you into spiritual being.
No matter if you are taking the first step upon the road to spiritual awakening or are well on the path, trust that it is the ultimate life journey, the reason we’re here.
We are being asked once again, right now, to take a look at things that we had set up earlier in our lives, that are still ongoing, that do not serve us.
This might be family and relationship—for many of you, this is where the hammer is going to hit the nail, soundly on the head. Take a look at your family, your relationships, and ask yourself: “Is this serving me?” Not serving the small me, of ego/personality/fear. But the big me, which is your soul essence.
Is this serving me? If you are in a relationship filled with toxicity, blame, fear—and certainly, if you are in a relationship that is abusive in any way—it’s time to Let Go, and Say No.
If your current challenges aren’t in family relationships, but are around other relationships, such as business, career, groups, associations, friendships, and other relationships such as these, the question is the same: “Is this serving me?”
Not the ego you. Not the you that has goals and ambitions and so forth.
You as Soul.
Now,... when we ask this question, “is this serving me,” the key is to be very clear about your answer. For about 80% of you right now, with the energy as it is, I’d guess the answer is going to be.... NO.
No, this relationship is not serving me.
No, this association is not serving me.
No, this friendship is not serving me.
And when you know this clearly... and you will know it resoundingly, in your heart and soul and gut, the idea is to Let Go and Say No... and... wait for it...:) To do this without fault or blame.
To let go of relationships that are not serving you, and to do so without creating anger, a need to find fault, a need to pin blame.
To just understand that change is the way of the Universe... and that sometimes, we grow out of things when we least expect it...or others grow out of us... or whatever it is. No anger. No fault. No blame. Simply holding boundary, and releasing in compassion.
Take a look today, at what is bothering you, what is stressing you, what is in conflict. And then, meditate on whether the above applies...
I don’t use the word “tribe” very much in my work.
To me, it seems that the word “family” speaks of the soul cluster we’re born into: the one we’ve been with since childhood. Family is where we work out our karma from distant past and through the generations.
Tribe is what we choose: it’s the new family, the true family we seek to create, with people who we share aligned values and understanding with.
But sometimes, if haven’t truly worked out our family stuff, tribe is just a false projection: a group we call “us” even though that’s not really “us.” We’re only part of it, or we only fit in that group for a while.
Eventually, we grow out of all family, and all tribe, and simply become our selves.
On the plane back from California, I sat by a woman wearing Oregon Ducks gear from head to toe. Her first statement to me was “Are you a Ducks or Beavers fan?” to which I mumbled, “Neither.”
When we overalign with family, when we over align with tribe, we miss the true aspect of who we are, which is our Self as Divine being in earth body. We are each unique, yet even more so, we are Soul.
It’s a whole different way of looking at who you are, and why you’re here.
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