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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...
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...
Karmic Stop Signs

Karmic Stop Signs

Karma has been defined as the experience of unresolved experiences from the past that return again to give us new opportunities to encounter and resolve them. In other words, our issues, patterns and emotional baggage return again and again until we are able to recognize and heal them. Some people don’t believe in karma, but to me, it serves as a personal stop sign. When I encounter resistance or delays that inhibit my ability to accomplish my goals, I take it as a sign to stop and reconsider my direction. I’m grateful that I don’t have job karma, because I’ve been gifted with unsolicited job offers at critical times in my life. However, when I think back to the times when I have been slammed with negativity and conflict, I see that I was encountering personal patterns – karmic stop signs – requiring me to think through, and feel through, all the complications associated with them. When that happened, I was moved to reach for new ways to understand and resolve the issues. I only know if  I’ve resolved a particular karmic pattern if it doesn’t reappear in a different form! Message: Digging down in oneness, the patterns of experience reflect the identity of the individual, whose vanity discloses a natural tendency to believe they are the personality associated with their birth name. However, each individual expresses the unity of consciousness which reflects a universal delivery of truth on multiple levels. The anxiety or conflict associated with karmic patterns carries a resonance for shared manifestation. Thus, they are not unique to the individual. The Soul agrees to experience the karmic manifestation as a consideration of the value of the whole. The triggering of a pattern produces a form of resonance which carries it to the next level...
The Birth of a Book

The Birth of a Book

On Sunday, I submitted the manuscript for my book to my publishing liaison. The book’s title is: “Not What We Appear to Be: New Perspectives for Conscious Living.” Emotionally, it felt like I was handing over a child that I had nurtured for a very long time, and now will release it to venture into the world. That part of my life is complete, so I’ll step into the role of offering it to others, in hopes that people will find the book’s contents enriching and enlightening. In fact, this book has nothing to do with me at all. I continue to feel blessed to have been the instrument through which the information was received. I asked questions, and in return received a broad range of enlightening answers about the experience of being human. When my friends congratulate me for completing the book, it’s sort of funny that I don’t feel boastful or proud about my personal accomplishment. Instead, I feel humble and filled with joy to be able to share amazing and sometimes mind-blowing perspectives about human origins and how to navigate our lives. I hope the book will find its way into the hands of readers who are open to receive and ready to take the next steps in their spiritual journey. I continue to receive insights about the speed at which we humans are changing and evolving. Our understanding of how we fit into the universal grid is shifting. Isn’t it ironic that, although not acknowledged by conventional society, there is a vast movement of conscious individuals who are finding, embracing, and sharing with each other. Message:...