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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...
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:...
Saying a Prayer

Saying a Prayer

On July 11, 2015, friends who have known each other for over 20 years connected via conference call and accessed guidance to answer individual questions. We found that the answers to this particular question benefited all of us, and hope that you find it helpful, too. Question from Chris in Raleigh, NC: I feel the need to say a prayer prior to beginning the process of hands-on-healing. Is there a prayer that would be most helpful prior to using any healing modality? Guidance Offered: From Monti in Cary, NC: We ask you to consider that the power of prayer is in releasing your connection to the desired outcome. When you put the outcome in the hands of a higher or greater force, you acknowledge that you are not in control and accept the love of universal force which holds you in the perfection of All That Is. A prayer has no instruction manual and only comes from your heart as a passage to the healing energy of the Whole. From Bobbie in Northern Virginia: Prayer is perceived as one being prepared to extend healing through channeling it from the Universe.  The more connected you are with the Universe, the more empowered you are and the more effect your intent will have. Once connected to the Source, there is nothing but pure Love that is transmitted to the receiver, and this is what truly heals. It is not limited to one aspect of the whole healing process, such as the physical, but rather extends beyond to the most crucial segment that one could say is the offending source which needs to be addressed (healed) first. Only God...
Shaped by Experience

Shaped by Experience

My brother mailed me the porcelain figurine of the girl lying on her stomach with her hands cupped beneath her chin and a peaceful expression on her face. It had been sitting in the same place on the family room bookshelf for over 40 years. As I view it on my dining room table, I think about how ironic it is that my mother needed to control everything in her environment, including the placement of knick knacks, and how in the few months since her death, everything has been unceremoniously thrown away, sold or distributed. Dust to dust. She never talked about death, dying, or money. These subjects were not to be discussed. Then, if you don’t talk about death, you can pretend that it won’t happen to you. As an example of how our family dealt with our mother’s invasiveness, I recently learned that my divorced brother has a live-in girlfriend that none of us knew about. He also said that he prepared his two children to visit their grandmother by giving them a list of answers to her possible questions and afterwards paid them for every correct answer (his instructions: offer no personal information, say ‘nothing’ and ‘I don’t know’). My Question:  Since I don’t know what it’s like to experience the parental love that I’ve observed others receive: What does it mean to grow up knowing you are cared for and loved? Message: The event you are looking for is one of the seed being nurtured to blossom like a tree with all its lovely green foliage. Reaching its roots into healthy soil and being fed...
Healing and Emotions

Healing and Emotions

Message: Our family dynamics reflect the paradigm that we are meant to heal in this lifetime. Thus,  when your parents are incapable of loving you for whatever reason, your faith in yourself is tested and your ability to master the confusion resulting from lack of love and reaching for unrealized affection creates a broken energy field that relates to carrying a burden of cellular incompletion. Because your cellular makeup is nurtured by the continuous ebb and flow of the universe, all cells work to maintain the balance associated with participation in that dynamic. Question: How is it that the emotion of love is the glue that binds the universe? Is this so? Message: Yes, when you reverse the magnetics of universal flow, it results in the association of emotional context to the human heart. The beating heart reflects the pulse of expansion throughout the magnetic fields and the connection of all in this construct to the greater plan. Question: Why is it that emotion triggers the universal flow and why do some people repeat bad behavior even though they should know better? Message: Fabrication of emotions or manipulation of qualities attempting to manifest a particular result are inexperienced attempts to understand and master the third dimension. This dimension responds to the polarities of peaceful co-existence vs. violent expression. This is because the inexact creation of human biology and attempts to manipulate self-expression resulted in counter-intuitive behavior being rewarded. Thus, rewards for bad behavior. Even when an individual expresses bad behavior, the reaction of society reinforces that behavior due to an interaction with them which provides them with reinforcement. Most individuals feed...