Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Love It Rather than Leave It

Intense times. So many people are near or at their breaking point and it is not because of the holidays. The energy has been building for some time now. Extremes are more extreme. We are experiencing unprecedented weather and earth changes as well as unprecedented governmental and societal changes. We are in for the ride of our lives and it is up to each of us to decide how this wild and crazy ride ends.

During such times of chaos and turmoil, it is important to remember that the energy isn't all "bad." There is a flip side to this insanity - the flowering of the human heart.

Everyday we are shown examples of how our hearts are opening. Recently, a soldier was on his way to work when his pick-up truck slid off an icy road and crashed into a bridge pillar. Stranger and after stranger stopped to help pry him out of his badly mangled truck that was now on fire. One "stranger" realized he knew the first good Samaritan that stopped to help. A third "stranger" stopped, and as he approached the truck, realized that the driver was his captain and shouted, "We can't leave him. We've got to get him out!" Through shear determination, teamwork, and hearts operating in unison, they pulled him out of the 20 inch opening they managed to create just seconds before the truck exploded into flames. This true story is a perfect example that none of us are strangers: We are all related. It also shows what we can accomplish when are hearts are open and act in unison. 

We know the world is facing its greatest challenges: wars, extreme earth changes, new diseases, shortages of clean water, political and social unrest, and radioactive contamination from Fukushima, to name a few. Why don't we include at the top of the list the single most important and life-changing challenge that every one of us will face...the opening of our heart and the call to love? Isn't that what each of the above challenges is calling us to do? 

We are called to make our own powerful internal shift from fear to love, to open our hearts and love even more than we think we can. To love someone who is unkind, to love those who hurt us, to love what we find most reprehensible, this is the path we are called to walk. Love is the way through this. When we live in love with everything and everyone, our lives change in ways we didn't think were possible. 

We have the power to change this world, to love it rather than leave it, to recreate heaven on Earth. This Christmas and beyond, keep the love flowing. Open your heart a little more each day. Commit to doing one thing each day that is heart-opening and loving, a random act of kindness. Help a "stranger." Love the god in each of us.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Crowning Achievements

We entered a new cycle at the beginning of 2013, shortly after the 12/21/2012 gateway. I like to use the analogy of birth because we are really rebirthing ourselves anew. 

July was an intense month full of labor pains. So many of us felt it physically with various symptoms. Interestingly, I had gastrointestinal issues - the area close to the womb. We also felt it emotionally. I felt an extreme amount of stress and pressure similar to labor contractions. 

This week we entered the Lion's Gate, or, as I liken it, the birth canal. We will probably have one more big contraction before the crowning, in late September/October. So many of my friends have some pivotal, potentially life-changing events happening around this time. Two friends will be moving and another may have to move. Another friend will be taking an exam that will determine whether she keeps her current job. Yet another will be meeting with a group of people that may fund a major project of his and finally set the wheels in motion. The completed manuscript for my new book, Doorway to the Divine: Unlocking the Mystery & Magic of the Heart of Creation, will be off to my first publishing house, Findhorn Press, by the end of September.

We will be completing a long stretch of stillness, going within, rest or "gestation." September is the ninth month! We will finally start to see our "crowning" achievements begin to manifest this fall. These events will ultimately push us out into the world. When my book is published in the spring, it will already be international because Findhorn Press is located in Scotland. "Going global" requires us to push past our comfort zones. Birth is not usually comfortable and it is a most joyous experience! Moving to a new location, changing jobs, and achieving life-long goals can be very stressful and wonderful.

This fall, as we embark on a new path of the spiral of life, be prepared for the joy of rebirth and perhaps a bit of postpartum depression. We are leaving behind the afterbirth of our small selves to clear the way for our authentic selves to be born. We are embodying our divine essence so that we may be the shining examples of humanity's greatest potential. Next year we'll roll up our sleeves and get to work creating a new world from our doorway to the divine - our hearts.

If you may be experiencing some life-changing events, please leave a comment like "Me too!" or "Yes!" Thank you. It helps to know we are not alone in this journey of awakening. ;)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Doorway to the Divine

Ordering one solstice, super moon, Jupiter in Cancer, and let's throw in a Mercury retrograde, with a side of solar flares! I don't know about you, but I sure am full! Sprinkled on all these delectable delights - a contract which will lay the foundation for my new life.

Findhorn Press offered me a publishing contract for my next book, Doorway to the Divine: Unlocking the Mystery & Magic of the Heart of Creation about the time of the solstice. Of course I was elated when I received the email. As the time passed, and the reality of the responsibility as a first-time published author set in, a huge amount of fear surfaced. "Am I ready for this?" "Is the book ready?" "Will I get all the permissions in time?" I even had a dream where I was acting out The Fool tarot card!

I called a dear friend of mine and shared my emotional dilemma. She suggested I pull a tarot card and find out what this is all about. I decided to do a Rune Spread instead. Here, in a nut shell, is my reading.

Overview of the situation: Messenger Rune - A new life is unfolding. When you start a new life, expect the unexpected and trickster energy(similar to The Fool Tarot card). You are connecting with the Divine.

Challenge: Partnership Rune - Union or partnership with the Divine. Freedom brings new gifts.

Course of Action: The Blank Rune, The Divine - Rune of total trust. You are now living your true destiny. Do not control. Your deepest fears may come up. Willingness and permitting are what are called for. This rune often asks for a leap of faith (similar to The Fool Tarot card).

Sacrifice or choices to be made: Protection Rune - When a new life is beginning or changes course, do not get caught up in your emotions. New opportunities often bring challenges. Seek to control your emotions.

New Situation Evolving: Defense Rune -  Difficulties can arise when you begin a new life. Patience and perseverance. Make a clear decision so that the Universe will support your actions.

Well, as far as readings go, that was very clear!

I signed the contract on the last day Mercury was direct and sent it off. Doorway to the Divine will be out in the spring of 2014. What else could I do but follow my heart since the heart is your doorway to the divine!

Findhorn Press' logo is "Life Changing Books." Doorway to the Divine has already changed mine.



  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nudging into 2013

Here we are four months into 2013 and I am writing my first blog of the year. I don't know about you, but for me 2012 didn't end until last month. It waited until the astrological new year to finally say good-bye. Mind you, I still have days of daze and lethargy, but something palpable has shifted. Yes, we are in the midst of "The Shift" and in this Shift, the energy pattern changed from somewhat predictable (albeit small) to not predictable at all. 

None of the patterns of old crossed into 2013 from the spring equinox on. From weather "patterns" to personal "patterns," everything seems to be new and a bit chaotic. That's good news since creation comes from chaos and I have the feeling that we will experience a large influx of chaos in a short period of time before the dust settles around the summer solstice. The influx of chaos already started last month with anomalous weather creating huge storms and power-hungry nuclear bravado. 

Personally we are being pushed and prodded not so gently, to FINALLY (Amen!) get moving...and I mean MOVING in every sense of the word. Moving home, moving out of relationships, moving out of jobs, and moving into our expanded soul's purpose. If you haven't felt the cosmic 2x4 yet, then by all means, get going! I've felt it in the past and it isn't pleasant. Is it avoidable? Perhaps and perhaps not. It depends on how big a wake-up call we need.

What am I nudged to do, you ask? The owner of a local metaphysical store/yoga center asked me to bring by more of my books. As soon as I entered the store, I was energetically pushed (I know you know what I mean!) to offer him a session. It had been about a year since I had given a session. Afterward, he told me about his Psychic Fair and asked if I wanted to rent a booth and offer my sessions. When the Universe plops something in my lap, I know enough now to just say "thank you" and go with the flow. He even had a small room for me, since my sessions usually include vocal toning. The feedback I received from my clients sealed the deal for me. It is time to offer my healing work again. 

Just yesterday, a client told me that reading my book, In the Key of Life: An Activational Journey to the Soul, receiving my session, and doing the "homework" I suggested, helped her more than any other practitioner or modality, from traditional to alternative. Even her chiropractor asked her what she had done because she seems more alive now. As she told me what she experienced over the past week or two, tears welled up in my eyes. In that moment, I knew why I had chosen to spend years of self-healing, study, and seclusion. All the time, energy, and money that went into awakening myself, writing the book, and removing myself from mainstream life was worth it, down to the last penny. 

I am also being nudged to get my second book out. Like the first book, it isn't "mainstream." How many people do you know will pick up a book about the physics, biology, and metaphysics of consciousness, creative energy, and the heart? To me, it doesn't matter. What matters is that those who want to read it will "take it to heart." I didn't listen when others told me not to write the first book because it would not sell. The book does what I intended it to do - help people realize who they truly are. My next book provides information and tools to help us create a new world from our hearts. 

Over the weekend, I spoke to the editor of a small local publisher about my new book. "I would love to publish one of your books and I wonder if it is saleable," was her response. Perhaps it's not about how many sell but how much each book that does affects the reader. How do you put a price on that? Maybe the old litmus test of "Will it make money?" is no longer valid. Most publishers wouldn't agree with me. Whether it gets picked up by a publisher or I self-publish it as an e-book, the information needs to be shared.

Whatever direction you are nudged, remember that we are living in new energy now. What was acceptable, normal, or predictable, no longer exists. We are creating the new "norms" in each moment. Follow your heart even though it makes no sense. What does? As I wrote in my first book, "Your heart knows what no one else has seen."

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