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Wedded to the Journey

Wedded to the Journey

All that distracts and is outside of ourselves is just polarized noise – a distraction from the truth of our being; a mind game to keep us polarized – a phenomenon created to separate us from the oneness of being. And so long as we allow ourselves to be triggered and distracted by it, our ability to exist in wonder, magic, manifestation, and authenticity will be eternally elusive. The ego is a fraud which collects our doubts, fears, and misperceptions in order to control our illusionary experience. Step outside that space and what do we have? Is it ordinary or extraordinary? Reach for the values that exist within love. That includes cherishing and accepting the truth which your soul calls you to understand. The value of life is a seed which grows from the smallest thought that you may germinate from the inside out. Navigate your life from that part of you that perceives that what is outside of yourself teaches and guides but does not control you. For example, the perception of the tree includes the leaves, the trunk, the roots, the rain, the sunshine, the birds and insects. All support the ecosystem of the tree so that it may thrive. But there are no polarizing factors unless there is an outside threat. So as a human what is your ecosystem – what nourishes you and makes you grow and what threatens your health and life support. Where do you sink your roots? How deep do your roots reach and is the sustenance adequate to nurture you? I am a tree. If I am a tree, the clouds contain...
The Many Layers of Our Reality

The Many Layers of Our Reality

Can we accept that our certainty about what is true today may change tomorrow? In fact, can we allow that we are changing and evolving on a continual basis, despite our best efforts to stay the same? Years ago, when I read Caroline Myss’ book “Anatomy of the Spirit,” (published in 1996) her rules for living made a big impact. The first two rules are: “Make No Judgments” and “Have No Expectations.” At that time, I wondered if I could ever apply these rules in my life, and so began a personal experiment. I initiated an internal practice of noticing when I am making a judgment about anything, and then mentally examine my perceived judgment. I then attempt to disentangle the reasons why I’ve arrived at a judgmental conclusion. This practice has produced some helpful and healing perspectives. And, I recently applied it when I received an interesting reaction to my new book. When a family friend read the book’s Preface which describes my personal journey, they reacted negatively, not wanting to believe that their idyllic perspective of my family life was different from the dysfunctional experiences I related. The book’s title, “Not What We Appear to Be,” refers to the many layers of our reality, and this was so true about my family life. However. after reading the book’s Preface, and subsequent themes which offer new perspectives about the human experience, the friend prefers to believe that their own perspective is true, and refuses to consider that there may be other possibilities. They closed the door to engaging in any conversation. Yes, I was disappointed, but I respect their desire to close...
Predictions that Generate Fear

Predictions that Generate Fear

What can you tell me about predictions of a catastrophic shift of the Earth’s poles? Will this happen and do I need to prepare for it? The vital instinct for survival expects catastrophe, for this is in your genetic makeup. The fight or flight mechanism produces the results of expectation of disaster, thus you turn your attention to protecting yourself and planning it in many ways. When you are given this type of prediction, your first reaction is to connect with fear of extinction, and a frozen (panicked) body reacts without consideration of the best possible options. Thus, you have been correct in taking the first step to release the fear associated with this prediction, including fear of the unknown and desire to take those actions previously considered, such as stockpiling food, water, and moving to a safer location. The purpose of predictions is to expand the connection between cerebral cortex and reasoning ability so that a vibration is released to uncover those cords associated with imaginative experience. There are local and nonlocal connections to these cords which find their way through emotional and multidimensional channels. When a parallel connection is made, it manifests on multiple levels as experiences both inside and outside the vibratory field. It manufactures a reality which mass consciousness will accept as fact regardless of actual manifestation. Taking this a step further, the manufacture of the experience can be diluted or dissolved by turning your attention to an alternate reality channel — changing the channel excludes the energetic currents associated with fear-based expectations. In answer to your question about whether pole shift will occur…yes, it is...
Coping During Chaos

Coping During Chaos

We have problems wrapping our minds around the certainty of our mortality, so we generally ignore our fragility and assume that nothing is going to change. We make plans, and assume that our future will be consistent and predictable. That is, until we hear predictions about global warming, mass extinction, asteroids nearing Earth, and polar shifts. Astrological conjunctions indicate that in the next few years we will experience a jarring shift in our daily lives that will result in massive chaos. And, as a result of the recent U.S. election, some believe that we are now experiencing the ‘underworld.” How do we cope? The unknown does not respond to fear or anticipation of outcome, and it doesn’t provide a personal connection to support and comfort us. Can we possibly find comfort in our hearts, believing that love can be used as a bridge? Can we use love to carry our load and manage the structure of beliefs that we’ve acquired in order to protect us from our vulnerability? If we don’t make this essential connection, we may be frozen in time, or no-time; we may remain stuck, afraid to take action and detached from the multidimensional aspects of ourselves. We frequently forget that we are not alone and we are being guided in every moment. We ignore our connection with those parts of ourselves that are available to support us when we seek answers to unanswerable questions. Sometimes, those other aspects of ourselves seem out of reach…but they are always there. They connect with that abiding, knowing part of our heart that exists outside the box of 3-D reality....
Last Weekend at Bridge to Avalon

Last Weekend at Bridge to Avalon

Thank you so much, Jeannine Clemens, owner and guide at Bridge to Avalon in Charleston. Last Friday evening, I spoke with a vibrant circle of people. We discussed how we are changing on a daily basis, how we receive guidance, and how we manage our experiences in our new reality. It was exciting and rewarding to discuss how we are releasing old belief systems and paradigms, and that we now have the opportunity to move beyond our dramas and karmic patterns. It can be challenging, but also exhilarating, when we maintain awareness of our multidimensionality and realize that the choices we make are affected by unseen factors. We also talked about the fact that being vulnerable binds us together, that trauma can keep us stuck, and when we own our issues, it helps us to resolve trauma and heal. I then had the opportunity to give in-depth readings on Saturday and Sunday. By energetically connecting with each individual, I answered questions and provided them with insights about how their personal experiences relate to their karmic patterns and life lessons. I received gratifying feedback and found it deeply rewarding to provide support to each of these amazing lights on their spiritual path. It can be difficult to explain, but I am merely the instrument for providing support to others. I put my Self aside and communicate whatever I receive without effort. I have no personal attachment to the information received. In continuing to follow guidance, I believe that I’m experiencing the bounty of abundant gratitude: In gratitude, the heart opens to fortunate circumstance, which serves as an armament against negativity, supplementing...