Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’
“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting sick of their own bullshit.”
~Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Well, this year just plain sucked!” This was my thought at the end of 2016, and I heard variations of it from an endless number of people. True, that. But, it’s much too easy to throw “sucked” at something and move on. “My waiter sucked! That concert sucked! Traffic sucks! Mornings suck!” When referencing last year, “sucked” can be summed up for most folks as running in circles, trying to move forward (or even backward) with little to no lasting success.
Myself, I was tentatively stepping out of postpartum depression and associated weight gain, using tools provided to me, such as counselling, energy healing and juice fasting, only to be slingshotted back into the soup a couple of times before FINALLY begin a slow, upward climb in the last quarter of the year. For us culturally, we ended on the same low, slow, bullshit-encrusted note that we began. Politicians who don’t represent the lighter half of humanity’s evolutionary progress still in power and gaining strength, corporations and us brainwashed consumers still blatantly ignoring the screaming death rattles of a planet in distress and numerous super-talented artists of every ilk taking the easy train out of this existential chaos by simply giving up the existence part.
2016 was all about getting caught up in the details, all about being stuck in the mud and becoming more and more frustrated at the lack of opportunity for change, for growth. It was all about loss of faith in heroes and promises.
So, if that is where we are coming from, surely where we are headed in this new year will be better. Right?
Well, if you ask the light beings, the answer is both yes, and no. A lot of stuff is still going to, on the surface of it, suck. However, if you read the energy of it instead, things are going to really be flying high. You see, all that which was once hidden is no longer agreeing to remain so. This will have to do with systems such as government, religion, banking. But, it will also have to do with your OWN systems. Your physical and mental health, your relationships with those around you, your career, your methods of avoidance and your overall way of looking at the world. You are being asked to give up your own bullshitting of yourself, to move on and find new ways and to come into more deliberate, conscious alignment with your higher truth, the core essence of what it means to be you, in this lifetime. This means giving up your masks, especially the ones that you show to yourself.
As part of this process there will be things that trigger your best and worst natures to come out of hiding. These triggers may come in the form of people, health issues, movies, political events, relationship issues, loss of employment, the list goes on… These will also, undoubtedly, be events that seem completely outside of your own control. Some folks would posit that all events are, in fact, outside of your control. But, this line of thinking is, itself, no longer valid. What this year is about, among many other things, is showing you that, energetically and consciously, you have a great deal of control over most of the experiences in your life. You are a powerful co-creator with the divine.
We are being offered the opportunity to be players in a divinely planned process of species and global evolution. We are in fact in the process of becoming and are at a unique advantage in that we have now reached a place in creation where we get to consciously choose and contribute to what we are becoming.
Humanity is continuing to climb the monkey ladder that turned us into humans. We are in the process of branching, of becoming two new species. One will be denoted by 3rd-dimensional thinking and descend into more animalistic and chaotic behavior patterns. The other will be denoted by higher-vibrational thinking and ascend into a species capable of near instant manifestation of thoughts and intentions, among other things. We are facing a choice: descend into violence, disconnection and eventual extinction or ascend into a more communal mindset based on love, compassion and spiritual mindfulness.
For myself, the choice is clear. I choose upwards. If you choose the same, how do we progess?
Firstly, realize that the Universe (the All, the Creator, the Source) is working in … Continue reading →
“Cleanse your emotions, passions, impulses, attitudes, and reactions. That is the essence of spiritual discipline as laid down in all faiths.”
~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba, South Indian Guru and Spiritual Teacher
While you are walking the path of spiritual development, slowly building a greater awareness of your spirit, personal motivations, actions and your effect upon the world, you are also learning to recognize the difference between a spirit-thought and an ego-thought.
The easiest way to phrase this is that you are learning to discern your impulses from your inspirations.
Sometimes these impulses are big things like the impulse to drink a case of beer at lunchtime or the impulse to jump in bed with a beautiful stranger behind your wife’s back. But often what we are faced with are the collection of small daily impulses that, when followed blindly, drain us of our energy, our focus and our self-esteem.
For instance, this morning, between the moment of waking, kissing my beloved, taking a sip of water, then using the bathroom (a sequence which took roughly 4 minutes) I had a total of four self-defeating and/or distracting impulses. All of which were completely unrelated to what my true spirit or a healthy, happy mind and body would desire in reality.
These consisted of several old friends such as: the go-back-to-bed monster, the fear-of-falling-down-the-stairs demon, the ghost of sugary-cereal-for-breakfast and the sucked-into-the-internet-inferno dragon.
Why do … Continue reading →
“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.” ~Lynn Hall, Children’s Author
Numerology has always fascinated me — the way that numbers can predict the energy of a day or even the underlying lessons of a person’s life.
With a new year dawning and the vibration of great change in the air, both personally and globally, I felt I would share a bit of inspiring information on the upcoming date and year with you all.
January 1st, 2010 breaks down numerologically as the number 5. Five is always a number of completion, of a definite end to one thing, or phase, and the beginning of another. Number 5 says, “Hurry up and make a change, already!”
“Well, duh,” some might say. “Of course it is change, because January 1st ends one year and begins a new one.” But the five energy in this case is not only referencing something so mundane as the start of a new year. This particular instance of the 5 is signaling to us … Continue reading →
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
~Will Rogers, Cowboy, Comedian and Actor
In our hectic everyday lives it can be so easy to become complacent about things that bother us and about the things that we know we are supposed to do. A deep lethargy can set into us, and do it so slowly and subtly that we don’t even realize we have fallen asleep on our own life.
We can be sitting in a pile of junk, knowing that we would feel better if it were only clean. But yet we seek out that one clear corner and cower in it day-after-day. Or we can be feeling depressed knowing that our self-esteem would improve, if only our backside didn’t have so much cellulite, but we never get on that treadmill. Or maybe we are wanting a change in career, knowing that we should learn a new skill, but never seeming to implement that thought into action.
When we have a big task to complete or a large challenge to overcome, it can seem so overwhelming that taking it past the point of realization and thought is virtually impossible.
Well, I have been there, I have faced the place of hopelessness, daydreaming and inaction so many times in my life. After all those false starts, after living through the periods when something that could have taken me two weeks wound up taking me two years, I have finally mastered the ability to face that lethargy monster and move it out of my way quickly and efficiently.
You’ve heard the old adages: Make hay while the sun shines. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. No time like the present. Just do it.
The truth is clear, if you want to … Continue reading →
“The greatest stories are those that resonate our beginnings and intuit our endings, our mysterious origins and our numinous destinies, and dissolve them both into one.”
~Ben Okri, Nigerian Poet and Novelist
I get so many requests to write more guided meditations like Reading the Trees. Sometimes the muse just will not descend. Of course, I write a lot of targeted meditations for my own spiritual path. But very few of them are appropriate for others. We are all on our own unique journey.
In response to the level of requests, as well as to a directive from the universe, I have decided to try my hand at visual meditation. Please go easy on me as its my first foray into such territory. Also, email and let me know if it works for you. If a lot of you like it, I will try to make it a regular feature here at Awaken to Light.
Of course, you can tell by watching this what my story for the meditation is. But I thought it might be fun if you make up your own story to the images. Include them in your comments. Or if you have a similar video of your own, feel free to … Continue reading →