Synchronicity, Harmony, Joy ……… Pain?

As you know, Celeste, for those already within time and space, their lives are usually all about finding love and making money.
Yet not so long ago, while awaiting their first turn, breathing would have been enough.
Hey, Celeste, I vote for breathing, finding love, and making money, in that order.
So much air, so little time –

The Universe

Synchronicity” is the first one of my  “8 Awesome Ways to Know If You’ve Opened Your Channel” to your Higher Self and my Higher Self (HS) has certainly been communicating with me this week. I’ve been licking my wounds over the lack of success of my launch of “How to Be A Conscious Evolutionary – Awakened Seeker’s Journey.”  Not only was it not successful, but the stress of the production and promotion of this product negatively impacted my relationships and my health.

It wasn’t until this past Wednesday when a flurry of synchronicities all came together did I notice my HS was trying to get my attention.  It began with a powerful and deep meditation Wednesday morning that was chock full of contrasts . . . .  that didn’t feel like contrasts.  That is, I was fully present to my emotional pain that felt very heavy while at the same time noticing lightness within me.  This turned into a definite energy field of darkness next to pure white; I listened to the loud noises surrounding me and to the total quietness inside of me;  I felt the moist cool air on my face and the spaciousness of infinity; I lost all sensation of my physical body from the waist down and observed a sharp pain in my back.  In every instance I was aware of the contrasts, yet they felt only like distinctions of experiencing the same thing, a place where “preferences” seemed like a mute point because it didn’t matter, it was all the same. Wow!

Later that afternoon I listened to the message by Steve Rother (below) that centers on stepping fully into this harmonious world, including the harmony and joy (!) of pain.  His message in words contained the essence of my morning experience.  And then Mike Dooley’s wonderful note from The Universe (above) put it all into perspective when I read it late Wednesday evening.

In my coaching practice I often help people feel “the perfection of their situation even when their intellect doesn’t get it.”  As a Conscious Evolutionary I practice the meme of “Crisis is an evolutionary driver that stimulates innovative and creative solutions.”  And in my spiritual practice I forgive people and situations using the meditation, “You owe me nothing.  I owe you every thing.”

No matter what the words are, when you can grow to experience pain

  • as joy
  • as an evolutionary course corrector
  • as the Universe synchronistically and lovingly supporting you
  • as an experience to deepen your sense of oneness with All That Is
  • then you won’t get stuck, you will always be evolving!

 

Practices to see the silver lining while experiencing emotional/mental pain:

  • In your journal, write down every potential ripple effect that your situation might stimulate including those inside of you and those on your environments around you now or in the future.  Dig deep!
  • Think outside the box and brainstorm new solutions to your situation if money (or relationships, location, etc) were not an issue.  Don’t stop until you’ve uncovered at least three (3) ideas or thoughts you’ve never even had before.
  • Center your energy with long slow deep breaths.  In your mind’s eye, see the person or situation that is causing you pain and look at it directly and say, “You owe me nothing.  I owe you everything.”  Notice the insights that move you forward. (See below for an audio experience of this.)
  • The Awakened Seeker’s Journey includes journaling exercises about how crises evolve your path and a recorded meditation about forgiveness that includes the phrase above.  I’m happy to gift you half off your purchase using the discount codepain.”

 

 

 

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Opening to the Feminine Field

This week’s full moon is in ScorpioMolly Hall says this moon is about “catharsis. . . . It can illuminate what’s stuck, hinting at reservoirs of old wounds, resentments, and unfulfilled desires.  At the deepest levels, there can be a release, a sense of greater power and a deluge of fresh feelings.

So much energy is swirling in me, surfacing “stuff” I thought I had already completed, yet also firing up fresh awareness and passions (watch my video about choosing physical form).  An old neck injury is causing pain, tightness, numbing and tingling all through my left sideThe left side represents feminine energy and the message I’m receiving from my body is that it’s time to cultivate a deeper sense of my feminine nature. Not surprisingly, everywhere I turn I’m directed toward feminine energy.  In very synchronistic ways, I’ve been guided to download specific meditation music focused on Ishwari, to listen to an Inspiring Women Telesummit, to add Shakti rituals to my daily routines, and to notice that every thing that draws my attention these days is actually some reflection of “the feminine field.”

Here I am in my 50’s and in a womb being nurtured for my birth into fulfilling my commitment to play a significant role in the transformation of our world.  Just last night in the Agent of Conscious Evolution (ACE) training (that I’m loving!), Barbara Marx Hubbard talked about building the feminine aspect of receptivity within us in order to join with the masculine aspect of genius that is also within each of us.  It’s an “inner procreation” that will then birth my capacity to fully participate in outer co-creation for world transformation.

It’s heady stuff, but in alignment with a quote I’ve heard was from the Dalai Lama, “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.” He is reported to have said this at the Vancouver Peace Summit in September 2009 along with his view that “we are seeing the rise of the feminine energy globally as we move toward compassionate, empathetic and nurturing global society.”

Men are not excluded, however, from this shift in our way of relating to one another.  Each of us has what to date, traditionally called masculine and feminine characteristics.  In the ACE training, and also in a local networking discussion I attended about this very subject, the consensus is that as we raise our consciousness levels, duality in all its forms is blurred, and an enlightened “Universal” human arises to embody the highest forms of both the masculine and feminine energies. (Do not fear, it is NOT a genderless society, rather a juicy, creative, cooperative, sexual society.  But, that’s a whole other post!).

As you raise your vibration, you come more into alignment with your true “universal” nature, and with the natural order around you.  Use this Scorpion moon’s energies to “[transform] again and again, to stand on a sense of real integrity.  True confidence emerges when there’s nothing to fear within or without.”  Molly Hall

Integrative Action Steps to Utilize Scorpion Energies:

  • It’s time to go deep, purge what no longer serves you, and find a firm footing on your foundational beliefs.  Grab your journal, find a quiet space with sufficient time, and allow yourself to move inward.  Drop your mind into your heart by placing your hand on your heart and focusing your breath and attention there.  Ask these questions:
  1. What dream, goal, desire is ready to emerge from me?
  2. Scan your body and notice if any contraction occurs.  If yes, ask this specific body part, “What is your message to me?  What are you most afraid of?”
  3. Imagine you had complete freedom to drop this fear, or limitation that surfaced, and ask, “Will you show me a vision of my life without this fear/limitation?”
  4. What insights, new awareness showed up for you?  What inspired actions do you now feel called to take?  Write about this experience in your journal.

  • I have been pleased with my experiences with programming through The Shift Network.  For resources around shifting your consciousness, take a look at http://bit.ly/tsnch
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Manifesting Delight

I had a fun experience last Sunday that reminded me how easy it is to manifest something I want when I’m not really attached to whether it happens or not.  Such a funny paradox about manifestation, the more you really, really, want something, the less likely you are to allow it to show up in your life, because really, really wanting something is actually the energy of not believing it’s possible to have that thing in your life.

The story I tell you in my video is based on playfully imagining that something could happen and feeling just how much fun that would be if it really did without any expectation that it would, . . . . and then it did.

After I manifested some help, I proceeded to ride my bike.  Waiting in the intense sunlight and heat for yet another stoplight to turn green, I had the thought, “If I could manifest before, why not do it again?”  I  imagined how great it is not to have to stop at a light.  Right after that, I noticed lights were all green for me, but I had to really pick up the pace to get through the light.  So I tweaked my imagining some more and thought how pleasant it is to ride comfortably as lights turn green just when I get to them, allowing me to keep pedaling without stopping.

I was having so much fun noticing how the lights would play with me, laughing at how they would turn green right at the last minute.  Most of the rest of the ride I was able to hold this state of “playing” with the lights.  Several times people I didn’t know honked and waved at me, so I must have been showing the delight on my face as well.

Towards the end of the ride when I was hot and tired, I felt myself shift into “willing” the lights to turn green.  Ahhh, there it was.  Attached to an outcome, and guess what?  Red lights.

It’s a fine line, non-attachment in the midst of desire.  It’s about playing in the field of excitement and joy for the fun of imagination, letting “seriousness” about reality drop away, and jumping whole heartedly into our ability to create our very own illusions which we can then call our reality.  I’m playing with this.  Want to join me?

Integrative Action Steps for your own creative manifestations:

  1. Start with simple things where you absolutely don’t care one way or the other what happens.  Think of it as “building your manifestation muscle.”
  2. Begin imagining your creation using playfulness, delight and fun as your only motivation.
  3. Notice only the synchronicities that show up to support your creation and delight in them, letting go of any seduction to look at what doesn’t happen.
  4. Acknowledge your creations when they show up and express appreciation to the universe/source for support in your co-creation.
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Clean Desk, Create Vacuum, Feel Feminine Power?

I have a personal training client that frequently stimulates me with interesting conversation while we move through her workout.  Last week we ended one workout talking about feeling drawn to creating more intimate female friendships and the shifts in feminine energy we’re experiencing.  Within a day or two of that conversation I received an email about a teleclass on “Feminine Power.”  Hmmm.

The next time this client was in she told me about spending a lot of time in the spring clearing out a particularly nasty weed from her grounds only to find that after our bouts of rain another weed has taken hold of the area.  She reminded me, “Nature abhors a vacuum.”

Then another email arrived with information about the full moon and the astrological implications.  This is a time to look at relationships (to things, people, projects, ways of being) whose structure is ready to change.

These ideas stirred around in me Monday evening as I pulled weeds in my own yard, listened to the audio recording of the Feminine Power teleclass and waited for the full moon to rise.  The teleclass is geared toward the “awakening woman” and discussed the “symptoms” that women are feeling as the energetics of the world shift from a masculine to a more feminine energy.  This isn’t the maternal/healing/nurturing energies associated with the feminine of the past, rather, a brand new, evolving energy that is being cultivated and intuitively co-created through the collective consciousness emerging in the now.

The part that most resonated with me was the image of feeling 10 months pregnant, yet unable to birth what is yearning to come forward because the specifics aren’t yet known.  “So,” says I while pulling weeds, “if Nature abhors a vacuum, then where in my life am I too full, holding on to something that no longer needs me? Where am I ready to change a relationship to something and create a vacuum that will then attract what is wanting to be birthed?”

Wednesday morning a client cancelled, then a workout got canceled and a call rescheduled and it was raining!  All combined to create the time to clean up my desk.  Wallah!  For two years I’ve had papers in various and sundry piles all relating to the writing, production and marketing of my book.  That’s the thing that no longer needs me.  I’m ready to shift my relationship to this book!  With each filing, tossing and clearing away of the pieces of that project I could feel energy returning and a vacuum forming.

My desk is now clearer and more organized than it has been in two years.  I signed up for the teleclass with the intention it midwifes this overdue pregnancy.  And the wonderful thing about doing this consciously, is I have the power to say yea or nay to what comes forward to fill the vacuum; no new weeds, please.

Before I completely move on, just letting you know the bonuses attached to my book expire at the end of August.  If you want to maximize your purchase, receive some great e-books, audio recordings, workbooks and e-courses, best make your purchase now.

Integrative Action Steps If You’re Ready to Create a Vacuum for Attraction:

  • Are you sensing a restlessness or yearning in your body/mind, but don’t have the slightest idea why?
  • What person, job, project, environment, or other relationship are you holding on to that no longer serves you?
  • What real or symbolic action can you take that allows you to let go and create the vacuum?
  • Utilize your “feelers” and notice the synchronicities that now show up.  Feel whether you want to welcome the new things, or not, into your life.  You have a choice.
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Living Authentically Amid Cultural Memes

(n) meme – a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)) “memes are the cultural counterpart of genes”

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to live authentically.  What is truly authentic for the deepest part of me? What are conditioned beliefs through our culture (memes) that are so much a part of my life that I don’t even recognize an issue?

So nice to know that wherever my thoughts go, life then supplies learning opportunities, answers and even more questions to produce clarity.  That’s known as synchronicity and one of my favorite aspects of connecting consciously with life.

Our conditioned beliefs are not easy to spot because they are so engrained, so automatic.  And a meme is so much a part of the cultural pattern that we often don’t even see them as “beliefs.” (Abraham defines beliefs as thoughts we keep thinking over and over again.)  And, as is true for any thought we keep thinking, there is an attraction pattern built around that thought which pulls to us all sorts of evidence to substantiate that belief.   Once, however, that belief/thought becomes conscious, then it is possible to make a decision about it.  We can consciously choose whether we want to continue to hold that belief (and therefore, the attraction of things to support it), or change the thought/belief to something else and create a new attraction pattern.

As I listened to a Consciousness Playground recording recently, I became aware of a thought pattern that no longer serves me.  It was brought to my attention just by noticing the first thoughts I typically had as I awoke.  What I discovered was, “What do I ‘have’ to do today?”  As I felt for the underlying, more subtle energy, I discovered, “What do I ‘have’ to do (accomplish, produce) that will make me feel like a worthwhile human being?” And even under that was a circular pattern that whatever I did accomplish never quite measured up to fully being “worthwhile.” Wow, never knew that was there, and no wonder I fall into a recurring pattern of setting up “too much to do!”

In speaking to others, it seems that “What do I have to accomplish today?” is a common thought upon waking, though the underlying energies might be slightly different.  I heard fear, or protection, themes, as in “what must I accomplish so that something bad doesn’t happen to me or my loved ones?”  “Shame” and “guilt” also showed up.

So, what does understanding of this meme mean for me in choosing to live authentically? My biggest learning opportunity revolves around how to promote my products and services in ways that feel authentic.  At this point in my life “authentic” means maintaining a deep sense of connection to inner peace, freedom and joy. There is no doubt of worthiness in inner peace. There are no have-to’s in freedom. There is no overwhelm in joy.

My now practice is to think new thoughts upon waking.  To bask in peacefulness as I go to sleep so that this energy can be present when I awake.  To feel for the freedom of potentiality in each new morning, not for what can be accomplished in that day, but for the experiences I’m drawn to, I attract.  To commit (once again!) to taking action from a place of excitement that is founded in joy.

Check out this free ebook on living authentically that Anisa Avens supplied as resource just yesterday.  Synchronicity always!

Integrative Action Steps for You to Live More Authentically:

  1. Name 3 primary feelings you associate with connecting to your deep, authentic self
  2. What % of your day are you experiencing these feelings?
  3. What 1 belief could you change that would affect this %?  (Try looking at the thought that is most prevalent when you awake!)
  4. What new thought(s) do you want to choose?
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Fear and Resistance can be a Good Thing?

Fear, resistance, shadow side, these energies seem to often show up together.  Try as I might to be an enlightened and evolved soul, they still pop up. Why would my Higher Self attract situations that pull up these unpleasant feelings?

Perhaps my Higher Self doesn’t view these feelings as “negative” or unwanted.  What if from the broader perspective of my HS, these feelings were actually the juice, the fuel, for my moving forward towards something I am wanting?  Hmmm, interesting perspective and one that we recently played with in the Consciousness Playground.

While I was reading a post from another class member I felt a knot rise in my stomach as she described her success at using the exercise we had done in class.  Then others chirped in with their success stories as well and this energy increased.  Since the exercise we did in class was about observing the energy of resistance from a place of pure awareness (based on Quantum Entrainment), I recognized that this knot was the very thing that was being called forth from me to work with in a new way (duh!).

Sensing myself as pure awareness I began to observe this energy, without trying to change it or shift it, just notice it, and what I saw was a very old and familiar energy.  I have worked to remove this energy a number of times, calling it jealousy, envy, competitiveness, judgment, fear of success, fear of failure and those kinds of things.

As I sat noticing this energy, a word became present in my awareness, “begrudge.”  The dictionary defines begrudge as “to envy the pleasure or good fortune of.”  I knew this word captured at some very deep, old, non-verbal, feeling level, a belief that if it had words would be something like, “it’s not fair, why do they have the good stuff and I don’t!”

Yuck!  This revelation surfaced much shame and guilt at seeing my shadow side to feeling oneness.  I was filled with the darkness of recognizing how I unconsciously create my unique illusion of being separate.

The second definition also caught my eye, “to be reluctant to give or allow.”  In begrudging others their good fortune, I was also begrudging my own, that is, this very energy created inner reluctance to allow my own good fortune to manifest.  Certainly, this was not the energetic place from which I want to begin the marketing efforts for officially launching my book!*

It was very uncomfortable to just sit with this nasty pressure in my solar plexus.  “The guys,” a channeled group, say that uncomfortable feelings represent your known world bumping up against the unknown of where you are headed.  Abraham says this discomfort is your indicator that the bigger part of you has already become what you want, and your resistance is the energy you can use to move yourself into alignment with the desired manifestation.  In the CP class, Wendy used the metaphor of standing in a doorway and the resistance is the energy just before stepping through the door.

Recently I listened to Anisa Aven lead a class through her “Vibration Elevation” technique and this seemed like a highly appropriate time to practice this.  It is a combination of the work of Abraham, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and David Hawkins’ consciousness scale.  Shame, guilt, blame, regret and disappointment, all present for me in that moment, are at the very bottom of consciousness vibration.  And, as you may know, how you vibrate is what you attract!  I certainly don’t want more of this.  Using EFT, this technique walks you up the vibration scale, bringing you to a higher vibration, as you also flip the switches on your conditioning.

Additionally, even as I was using the vibration elevation technique, I was also holding the state of observing myself through the filter of pure awareness.  This background of pure awareness became my “first point” while I moved up the consciousness scale as my “second point” (Matrix Energetics) and these points merged as I felt the conditioning that is NOT me slip away and pure awareness that IS me integrate through my “shadow side.”

So, thank you to my HS who assembled all of these “cooperative components” (Abraham’s words), the right people, experiences and environments, to create this experience. I set down old baggage and moved forward into a “new” me who now senses at an even deeper level how we are all one energy and the abundance of one is the abundance of all.  Today, hearing the success of others generates real excitement for them in me as if it is my own success as well. At the same time, the excitement feels very personal as I experience success through them of the future that I am lining up for myself.

*On Monday, May 10 at 2 and 7pm CDT, I am leading a free teleclass, 2 Simple Practices to Feel Peaceful and Clear when Fear and Uncertainty Surround You. This FREE event is the kick-off to the official launch of  my book, How to Channel Your Higher Self.  Click here for details about the class.

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Right Combination Locks Into Inner Guidance

Recently I received a locker at work with a combination lock.  It’s been really nice having a place to put all of my stuff.  Sort of reminds me of high school.

I have also started swimming indoors and have thought it would be nice to have a lock there so that I can have a safe place to store my things while swimming.  But I hadn’t purchased one because I just didn’t want to learn a new combination.  What I kept thinking was, “wouldn’t it be nice to have a lock with the same combination as I have at work?”  I’m sure locks exist where you can set the combination, but I’m not a shopper and didn’t spend any time looking for one.

I was out running errands last Friday afternoon and was near a drug store and felt the nudge to just go buy a lock.  I stood in front of the selection and one lock kept getting my attention, but my mind wanted a “prettier” red one.  The one that my eyes kept moving to was sort of drab and the numbers didn’t stand out as well.  However, by the third time that my hand reached for this lock I recognized the inner guidance that was coming through me (duh!) and purchased it.

How I laughed when I opened it to see the combination.  It begins with the same number as my work combination and then the next two numbers are exactly double that of the work lock.  Now, that’s abut as close a match to my request as one could get, don’t you think?

And, once again I’m reminded of how great it is to be able to recognize the inner guidance that is always flowing to me.  This is the kind of stuff I’m sharing in the Resourcing the Riches of Your Higher Self teleclass that begins Tuesday, March 23, 4:00 CT.

Right now you can grab a friend and sign up two people for the price of one! Your friendship can deepen as you support one another on this incredible journey and you won’t feel alone as you play with your new guidance skills.  Enter the coupon code “2for1” and add your friend’s name and email address in the comments section. Now, that’s the right combination!  (There’s a limit of only 3 of these coupons available.)

I hope you choose to join me in learning how to tap into your own vast reservoir of knowledge, support, guidance, peace, joy and love.  You will be amazed at how guided in your life you feel when you experience yourself through your open channel.

Pass this along to others and fill the class with your friends!

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Connecting to your Higher Self isn’t always pretty

Following your inner guidance from your Higher Self (HS) isn’t always a bed of roses.  Yea, I know.  I have this whole site promoting the support, guidance and unconditional love of your HS, but just like a small child I can sometimes feel lost, or maybe spoiled, by so much support.

On Monday afternoon I found myself in just such a childish state, stomping around in some kind of resistant energy field, feeling strident, defensive and cranky.  And I definitely did NOT want to take action to shift out of it.  That defiance was seductive, a familiar feeling no matter how uncomfortable it was, and though a buddy coach was willing to support me in moving to a better feeling state, I was not willing to go.  Hmmmm, what’s up with that?

Personally, I think I was in retreat mode from receiving a lot of communication from my HS that I hadn’t taken the time to process.  I’m still learning the nuances of following my excitement and allowing positive synchrony to happen.  My HS is willing to continually feed me a number of ideas and actions that feel exciting, inspiring even, when they are delivered, but when I somehow think I can do them all, I end up feeling oh so overwhelmed.

I see communication in everything around me, everything.  What people say to me, what songs I hear on the radio, the ideas that come to me through meditation, the movies I see (loved Avatar), the TV shows I watch (Lost and its new “alternate universe” spoke to me), what happens in my dream state, etc, etc.  Communication is always streaming forth.

That non-physical part of me that I refer to as my HS exists in the Now moment where there is no time or space limitation.  So when I receive communication about taking action, for my HS there is no difference between my doing it today or doing it ten years from now.  It’s all the same Now moment.  That’s the nuance for me to learn in my 3D world is to feel for the most exciting action/idea and follow that, not follow every idea that I receive.

So, was the defensive, strident energy field a throw back to past conditioning having a temper tantrum?  It did, after all, feel very much like ego stomping around.  Or was it yet another way for my HS to provide guidance and support for me to take a step back, stop trying to do it all, and take stock about what it is I really want to be doing?

If you like the idea of improving your skills at interpreting the communication flowing to you, please join me in my Coached Collectives.  In these groups you have the opportunity to practice sharing your interpretation of the collective energy in a safe and supportive environment.  Join me for my next free PREVIEW CALL on Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00 am CT (noon ET, 9:00 am PT).

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What does Miles-Per-Gallon have to do with Trust?

Stick with me.  This is a circuitous route back to trusting excitement and synchronicity as my guides for the year.

This morning I left for my swim workout feeling slightly down, in self-judgment about my lack of effective promotion for a new coaching program, and overwhelmed by a couple of conversations with marketing people this past week.  Driving along I noticed that my average miles-per-gallon indicator was quite low and it got me to thinking about indicators.  I look at this avg mpg frequently and get kind of excited when I see it on the high end.  I feel good about how I’ve been driving and conserving gas, supporting in some small way a cleaner environment.   Why is it so low this morning?  What did I do to contribute to such poor performance?

I’ve noticed in the past it doesn’t take much idling time to rather dramatically affect this indicator, especially if I’ve just refueled.  That’s when it hit me.  It doesn’t take but a few negative feelings, a bit of “poor-me” reflections or a round of self-critical barbs to dramatically affect my own indicator of “synchronous manifestations per unit of excitement.”  When I stop focusing on excitement and get seduced by “should’s,” then life stops flowing, which is another way of saying synchronicity turns south. My indicator is low!  However, the more time I spend taking action from a place of excitement (refueling), the more fun synchronicity I experience (positive manifestations), which leads to creating more of what excites me in my life (supporting others’ inner environment).  My indicator is high!

Here’s the punch line. I followed my excitement by talking to two different marketing women this week about some projects.  Each of them queried me about my business plan, marketing plan and marketing budget, none of which I have in any kind of structured form.  I also totally enjoy listening to the Lightworker Virtual Broadcast.  In a recent one, Steve told the story of a business consultant who started a new spiritually based business that ultimately failed. When Steve asked this man about his business plan he commented he had not done one for this business because he was following a spiritual calling, even though he was a specialist at business plans!

But I didn’t even recognize the synchronicity of these events.  I “idled” instead on how much time these plans were going to take and wasted energy on feeling impatient and frustrated.  It took my car’s mpg indicator to wake me up to my own inner indicator.  When I finally saw the path, built through excitement, that led to the synchronicity of hearing 3 times that I need a business plan, I just had to laugh.  And with laughter, there is some spaciousness to move toward excitement and jump back on the wagon of my commitment to trusting excitement to take me to where I want to go with this business, even when the path isn’t clear.

What kind of indicators do you have in your life?  How often do you look at them?  What’s your current reading?  Do share.  Surely I’m not the only one that has strayed a bit from the new year’s focus.

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