We all want to be rock stars.
We all want to be cowboys.
We all want to be super cool.
We all want to be totally strange.
If you haven't got your costume yet—or horrors, if you've been thinking "bah humbug" this Halloween—it's time to rethink that.
That's because whenever you put on a costume—you try on another identity for a little while.
And this is incredibly useful for your soul.
Even if you wear a costume just for "fun", you let your stronger or bossy personality rest for a while, and you give the controls to a different part of yourself,
Maybe you're strict in your "real" life, and a costume lets you relax.
Maybe you're quiet in your "real" life and a costume lets you get wild.
Maybe you're responsible in your "real" life, and a costume lets you shake loose.
As we journey on the road of adulting and all the way into eldering, we sometimes forget parts of ourselves.Entire parts of our personality—especially the fun, wild, creative, joyful, adventurous parts—can get left by the wayside.
So when a holiday like Halloween comes, it's great to brush the cobwebs off.
It's a great chance to remember all of yourself—not just the grown up version who's pretending to run the show.
Do you long to reimagine the holidays, and experience a season of true peace and joy?
Join me for ENTERING STILLNESS: A WINTER"S RETREAT, where in next few weeks, from mid November until Winter Solstice, we’ll work together to create a new kind of holiday:
• We’ll create intention about how you would like to be in this season.
• We’ll create rituals and experiences that bring you to peace and harmony.
• We’ll let go of drama and dysfunction of all kinds.
• We’ll rest and retreat, and allow ourselves to unfold.
• We’ll create spaciousness and stillness, in tune with the season.
Our deep inward turning becomes punctuated by the beauty of cold and dark: the mornings when our breath clouds the air, the afternoons when the sun is merely a valiant trickle of light, the nights when we step outside and watch the stars blaze against winter’s cold sky.
It’s all incredibly beautiful and profound: this gift of a season that helps us feel both our smallness and our greatness all at once.
Regardless of how it's always been done, of family obligations, of tradition, of society's sway, you are absolutely free to create a mystical, heart-opening holiday that is brimming with joy and connection.
This is yours to choose.
Nature teaches us some beautiful lessons.
One is that everything changes.
Another is that everything dies.
Another is that everythign renews.
Many of you have the clear sense that change is coming into your life very soon.
You might know exactly what this change is.
You might just have a sense that something is shifting.
You might be excited.
You might be anxious.
What is good to remember, is that everything changes, dies, renews.
It's a cycle.
We're always in one part of it or another: beginning, ending, beginning again.
This lasts for infinity, because we are souls.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about what mediumship is and isn't.
Some of most common myths include:
• It's not safe
• It's dark
• Entities might attach to you
• You have to be born that way
• Only some people can do it
All of these are untrue.
Mediumship—connecting with the departed—is not only easy to do, but it is a very safe and light-filled experience. Especially if you want to contact loved ones—friends and family members who have passed on—the experience can be a source of amazing spiritual joy.
When we experience love beyond the veil, we have the deep comfort of knowing that we always continue together in spirit—we are always with each other as souls.
We can connect with our departed family and friends in this way, because the body dies, but the soul does not.
Souls can't be contained in finite or linear time.
Our consciousness never dies.
Thus, we can always connect—we can use our spirit self as a bridge to the dimension where the departed loved one exists—and we can communicate in many different ways, using telepathy, symbolism, emotion and energy.
There are all kinds of ways to meditate.
• You can meditate at the same time each day.
• You can meditate for a certain length of time.
• You can use breath.
• You can use mantra.
• You can use music.
• You can use beads.
• You can use a guided meditation app.
I've worked with a lot of people—many mediators, many not—in the field of spiritual intuition, and what I have found is that there is no particular way that is better than another.
They are just different. Each particular style or practice you use, will take you into a slightly different dimensional realm than the other.
• Some meditations take you into bliss.
• Some take you into sleep.
• Some take you into relaxation.
• Some take you into clarity and knowing.
• Some take you into intuition and visions.
The type of meditation I teach, which is really not a formal meditation practice at all, but rather a way of slipping into a particular dimensional level, is designed to enable people to receive clarity, knowing, intuition, visioning and channeling.
This kind of direct connection is not what you would use if you wanted to relax or sleep, for example. But it is ideal if you want to know what your next step is, and when you are ready to receive clear guidance from the Universe.
I teach this method in everything I do: courses, books, training, podcasts, all of it. If you're interested, I invite you to learn. It is profoundly meaningful to receive guidance from the Universe in this way.
The Universe is a funny place.
Everything in it is different.
But everything in it is the same.
We are all created of particulate, which is another word for star dust, the God Particle, the unified field, or any other term you want to give to Oneness.
We are all created of the same little bit of everything. Which means, since everything is One, you can find your answer in everything, all the time.
Even a spider web, draped in fall frost, can provide the answer to your question.
As you think about the questions you have—your life's path, your relationships, your intention, your self as soul—consider receiving the answer from a very small, ordinary thing in your life.
The micro reflects the macro.
All your answers are always there.
Do you remember when you were small, and you went outside to play and everthing was just magical?
Every tree, every flower, eery leaf and grass and stick seemed to communicate with you, whispering a mysterious language that you understood clearly, even though you did not know the words?
When you were a child, you understood Nature as she really is: a living, sentient, conscious collective of beings who are fully able to connect with you and love you.
Nature heals us.
Nature balances us.
Nature guides us.
If you have not allowed yourself to become a child again in Nature, to walk outside and simply be—not exercising, not with a goal or a mission, but instead just wandering about and noticing everything—these last beautiful days of Autumn are an extraordinary time to create that opening for yourself.
One of the things that the sacred and spiritual writings have in common, is that they are channeled.
Someone, sometime, sat down in a quiet place and let the language of the Universe flow through them. They did not create the information from their imagination, or try to form it in any way. They were simply the tube. They connected in to Divine source, and received what was already there.
Some channels express this in their voices, such as Esther Hicks's Abraham or Lee Carroll's Kryon.
Other channels receive in writing. Some of the Bible was channeled—it's clear that some of this work was written under a state of Divine receiving. Allan Kardec's movie and book The Spirits' Book has recently come to public light—a collection of channeling from the 1850s. A Course in Miracles was channeled in writing, and this is also how I received the spiritual teachings in The 33 Lessons, The Four Passages of the Heart and Messages from the Divine.
There is a particular voice that is revealed in channeling—it is not the language of the mind, but rather a soul language. You will know when this voice is accessed, when you enter into a state of trance where channeling can happen, because the content of what you receive is elevated—it is more than you could know on your own. It is at a higher level.
We are beginning to sense each other more.
With the Shift in 2012, we became suddenly aware of our own soul self.
If we were not awake, we started to wake up. If we were already awake, we had an exquisite expansion of our awareness.
Now, just a few years later and our collective consciousness is waking up.
We are not becoming aware of just ourselves as souls.
We are becoming aware of ourselves as part of COLLECTIVE SOUL.
We are waking up as a collective.
As One soul.
If you have been having dreams about a lot of people you don't know,
If you have been having deja vu,
If you have been having connection with the departed,
If you are communicating with animals and plants...
...all of these are markers that you are experiencing collective soul in your daily life.
We become more One every day.
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