Are You Here and Now? Do You Know How to BE?

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This winter in North Carolina, we’ve actually  had a “real winter”… for here, anyway.

In the southern United States, since we typically have something like 1-4 days per winter when we might actually have some snow or ice, we don’t have the budget in our town systems to do any extensive plowing or road maintenance when we do get the white/icy stuff. Plus, our roads really don’t get cold enough for it to stick for more than a few days. So… a few inches of snow does slow things down to a crawl very easily.

Right now, it’s the second week in the past three that we’ve had snow/ice accumulate on the ground. Yes, our schools are closed; yes, many are having a challenge getting to and fro because of the limited road clearing service. However, in listening to conversations, in watching the postings across the Internet… what is often prominent is what boils down to a) addiction to drama and discontent, and b) lack of presence that in so many ways pervades our society.

Here’s the lesson…

Listen to conversations… even those in which you’re engaged. How many times do you and others say things like, “This is a mess…” “I can’t wait until beach weather…” “How many days until spring?” “I really can’t wait to get back to work; I’m getting a little stir crazy being stuck in the house with my _______ (kids, spouse, etc.)…” And… if you pay attention, long term… at other times, how often do you hear, “It’s too hot; I can’t wait until it cools down…” “I’m really looking forward to getting some time away from the office…” “I’d love to be able to just stay home today…””I really just want to spend some time with my ______ (kids, spouse, etc.)…”

In all of the complaining… in all of the wishing to be someplace, somewhere else… when does the individual ALLOW themselves to enjoy everything that’s offered right here, right now?

The pictures featured on this post was taken by my 15-year-old this morning; she and her 17-year-old sister hurried to get up and dressed to go out and play in the snow… and to take pictures of the rare winter wonderland we have, which will only last here for a few days. The pictures she took were sublime, saturated with beauty, stillness… and presence.

Just… right… now.

In our society, we fill up our time with largely meaningless chatter and complaints that really have little truth to feel like we’re “one of the group.” How many times have you complained about your spouse, your kids, your house, your ______… when it’s really a vast over exaggeration so you don’t stand out from the crowd? How much time do you spend complaining about wanting something other than what’s right in front of you… whether it’s to be someplace else, to have something else, or to do something else?

Part of the process of awakening and enlightenment is to release living in duality and the perception of lack… in anything. It’s also letting go of the coulda, shoulda, wouldas, stopping the chatter of the ego and its role in duality, and simply accepting that the only reality is NOW… right this moment. The more we live in the moment… the more we find the beauty, the serenity, and the perfection of what the Universe/our Higher Self brings to us… no matter WHAT that looks like. Also, as the energies have shifted and are continuing to shift, the power of our thoughts and words become more and more powerful. Complain about something? That creates more of a situation of lack via thoughts and words. Instead, it’s time to change things around… start with gratitude.

Start with a journal – a notebook of any type will suffice. Every morning, take ten minutes (or less) and write down three things that you have gratitude for. EVERYONE can do this… it’s a matter of changing the way we see things. You can be grateful for getting up in the morning; for a beautiful, sunny day; for the unconditional love given to you by your pet; for having a car… it doesn’t have to be big. Do you think that three things are too many? Start with one per day. EVERY day. Before you know it, you’ll be LOOKING at the moment – the right here, right now – to recognize the gratitude you have for everything in it. I promise you… it works!

Eventually, when you get there. you’ll automatically see the positive in every moment; more and more, you’ll appreciate that which you have NOW… vs. what you “lack.”

So, in this week… I’ve found gratitude in the beauty of the snow… the ice on the trees… the quiet muffling of sound  when the snow was coming down… the fact that we kept our power on… that we had firewood for fires in the fireplace… and that my husband, children, and I spent some time together, without the hustle and bustle of the world taking us in different directions… and that my two children – my oldest being a senior in high school, my youngest a sophomore – still enjoy “playing” in the snow (albeit briefly), and in spending time together with my husband and me. Look at that: That was a list of SEVEN things to have gratitude for… with barely a thought. there are many, many more in EVERY moment!

So, for you… look around you! There is ALWAYS some beauty present… even in what we perceive to be the ugliest of situations. Expand your heart in gratitude and love… and you’ll be surprised at the different existence you begin to perceive!

NOTE: If you’d like to consider and take part in more discussion and practice of presence, join me via this link LIVE online Tuesday, 2/18, 4-5pm for my Blog Talk Radio show; the topic is “The Present of Presence” (and if you can’t make it live, you can listen to the recording via this link afterward, too!).

Integration of the Holidays (Part 1) – Quite the Winter Solstice Experience…

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I’ve been working on several posts regarding the shifting of our perspectives at Christ-mas-time, away from specific belief systems to that of a simple, heartfelt celebration of Divine Consciousness (a remembering of the REAL use of the word “Christ” – well before Jesus – and how it applies to EVERYONE, across the board), unity, and unconditional love. However… as much as I have to say, I’ve found that I’ve been slow to write, slow to share.

And so, I guess I was given the motivation this morning… because here I am!

I woke up to a balmy, beautiful morning… in the 50’s when I woke up. That’s the beauty of North Carolina; we typically have spurts of weather in the 60’s and 70’s around Christmastime… and I’m completely OK with that! Anyway, I woke up in a very good mood… very cheery and celebratory, without any particular reason. In deciding that maybe, for the first time in years, I may actually do some holiday baking today – and enlist my teenage daughters to help – I felt inspired to take my dog out for the several-mile walk on which I haven’t taken her for months.

This walk is through a beautiful wooded area that I’ve experienced teeming with fae for several years now (for an experience in which I encountered who is called the Green Man in this fairy portal, see my post Knowing the NEW Door is Always Open…). I should’ve known what to expect today!

However… I’d completely forgotten that today is the Winter Solstice… quite the celebration day in many realms connected to Gaia/Earth.

My dog and I trotted happily on… whenever we do this jaunt, I use it as a walking meditation, and immediately meld in consciousness (see Trinity Energy Progression for more information on the process) with all that’s around me – elements, elementals, animals, plants/trees, etc. – in love, healing, and expansion. What a beautiful morning! How expansive everything felt! I enjoyed the holiday decorations on many of the houses I passed… and even more, I enjoyed the smell of celebration in the air… my heart opened wide.

On the second leg of the jaunt, as we rounded the corner to my favorite wooded area, I felt the pull to enter. I looked up at the brush, and there was the doorway into the wooded area that shows up to beckon me. So, we entered. We walked around… I walked along a creek that was fuller than I’ve seen it in awhile, and was surprised to see a number of fish swimming in this little creek. Of course… magical!

I finally made my way to the sideways tree upon which I love to sit and meditate when I’m called to do so in there. As soon as I sat down and closed my eyes… there was the magic. My dog began to whine a little bit… I knew she could see/feel everything, as well. But, for what at the 3D level of consciousness looked completely calm, peaceful, and somewhat winter-barren… as soon as I closed my eyes, all I could see was sparkly, brilliant decorations in vivid colors… and celebration, celebration, celebration of the elemental realm! It was at that moment, when I pondered on that (for my mind was wondering, “But it’s not Christmas…”)… that I remembered it was the Winter Solstice… the original celebration! That, combined with what we’ve so amazingly created serendipitously as not just holiday celebrations, but also us collectively walking through the doorway into the “next phase” of this evolutionary – “ascension” – process, was OF COURSE cause for great celebration! I saw so much adornment in red and green… and a rich, royal BLUE… and was reminded how our Christmas celebration is really far more connected to this ancient celebration of the solstice than anything else.

I saw the Green Man, adorned in a ceremonial costume of royal blue and white… and I laughed to myself, because gee… energetically, he felt a LOT like that of the figure we celebrate traveling throughout the world on Christmas Eve…

I bowed my head in respect, and he did the same to me.

As I sat there, observing in and feeling such joy… I was suddenly shown the portals I’ve been connecting via the “new Earth light grid” of late – Kauai, Mt. Shasta, Pilot Mountain, the Angel Tree in SC, the Mary portal in Grosse Ile, MI (my… I just realized I haven’t written about that one at all!), the portals in France and Europe, etc. – and, as I was simultaneously in ALL of those places, I understood. It was time to connect THIS portal to those, which also connected multiple dimensions within itself. So, that’s what I did. Amazing and beautiful experience!

When all was done, I took a deep breath, and… came back to this reality. I stood up, and closed my eyes for a moment more… and received a bow of gratitude from the Green Man and all of those in his realm that were present. I bowed in gratitude in return…and went on my way.

About a half mile up the road, my mind kicked in… and SLIGHTLY questioned that experience (which was unusual in itself). Just a wildly creative imagination? Perhaps.

As I came up the hill, around the corner before my last turn to go to my street, I heard the cry of a hawk. I looked to the sky to see the bird attached to the call. At first, I didn’t see anything in scanning the trees… and then, to pull my attention to it, a hawk left the branch of a tree right on the corner to fly to a neighboring tree. What was amazing: There had been THREE hawks sitting on that same branch together! As I was taking this in – I’d never actually seen THREE hawks together in the wild – another hawk took flight and flew to a nearby tree. Now, all three were watching me from three different places. The one left on the branch of the original tree was the most intent on me… and it was only about 15 feet away from me as I turned the corner. Yet, it didn’t fly away. So, I extended my heart out to it, with well wishes and love. I knew the exact moment this registered with the bird… because it was quite startled to receive such a conscious greeting from a person… and pooped from the branch. I laughed as it looked more curiously at me… and turned the corner. I was quite a bit past it when I felt the equivalent of a return greeting to me… and telepathic communication. “You are a Gatekeeper… and quite surprising…” (I pondered on that a bit, wondering what THAT meant, but realized it was simply a thought being projected). I then received the equivalent of well wishes from the bird; as I turned to look at it one more time, it took off from the branch.

Why would I ever, ever doubt? So much magic… so much excitement… so much to celebrate, for ALL of us!

More on the perspective of Christmas, coming…

Just in the Nick of Time…

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Let me start out at the end: It was an AWESOME day… and because of Nick, it was even better.

I love my work; I love helping others to find the power they have within. It’s beyond words – awesome and awe-inspiring – to watch as those with whom I work grow to remember their own Divinity, that they’re worthy, unconditionally loved, unconditionally powerful; and then, that they have all of the answers, they can do everything, see everything, understand everything… and it’s simply a matter of remembering how to do that and clearing out what’s blocking the way.

And then, it’s all even better when it comes to helping someone like Nick… because I could never even plan for something like that!

Now, let me go back to the beginning…

Last weekend, I was in Michigan to do a one-day presentation consisting of three talks pertaining to self-empowerment through energy work. It was hosted by my student, friend, and soul sister Nicole, who has an art and healing center where we were doing the presentation. Recently, she’d expanded her studio, incorporating space that had formerly been occupied by another professional. This was the space we were using for the presentation: comfy cushions and chairs, check; meditation music: check; incense: check; healthy veggies and other food for snacks: check. A group of people who attended with so much light and great energy to further fill the room with awesomeness: check!

As is typical, when I do a presentation, I set up the room energetically in a high vibration of healing, and do what many in the spiritual arena call “hold space.” The intention: To balance and harmonize all of us present throughout the day; also, to provide what is highest and best to help the individual journey of all who attend, with grace and ease, love, and joy (and a lot of humor).

And so, everything was set.

We were about to start, when a young man in his early 20’s walked in with a pile of papers in his hand. He had an unkempt, grungy appearance, and pulled tightly into himself. He came to the doorway where we were convened, and looked confused. I asked him if he was there to join us for the talk; he didn’t know what I was talking about… he said he was looking for the office that had been there before. Several in the group chimed in that they had moved; he half turned to leave. However, he hesitated; in the meantime, I (along with several others in the group) was nudged heavily to have him stay. I called after him, “Come and join us!” Another in the group said to him, “Yes… because if you’re here, you’re supposed to be here!”

He asked what we were doing – what we were talking about – and we told him we were talking about spiritual empowerment and energy work. He said, “Well… actually, it sounds kind of interesting…” He hesitated, then asked, “How much is it?”

I told him it was via love donation, with the recommended donation at $20 per talk. He sighed and shook his head. “I’m dead broke,” he said, and turned away again. Another in the group told him she would cover him; I, too, was feeling that it would really be good for him to stay, so I simply said, “Really… if you feel like you’d like to stay, then simply pay it forward somehow. That’s the ‘love’ part!”

He took a few steps away from the door, then turned back, hesitant. We further coaxed him to join us (obviously, others in the group felt the same pull); he finally said, “OK… why not?” Then he walked across the room, through the circle, and sat down on a cushion next to me.

He stayed the entire day.

Throughout the different talks and during the breaks, we learned that his name was Nick; that he considers himself a recovering drug addict, that he had done a variety of drugs, including heroin. Sitting next to him, I noticed he had scars that looked like cigarette burns up and down his left arm. He talked about wanting to “kick the habit” so he could talk to disadvantaged youths on steering clear of “the nasty stuff.” It was (of course) perfect that one of the participants who attended – close to his age – has been going to AA for several years, and she was able to give him many great suggestions to progress down that road.

He was quiet throughout much of the talks; in fact, in the middle of the first one, he fell asleep and started snoring. I was told to leave him be; that he was getting exactly what he needed. Everyone else understood, as well… and we let him sleep and absorb.

During the breaks, he ate voraciously… and it was wonderful that he was eating raw vegetables, healthy food.

After all the talks were completed and he’d received a Trinity healing session, he thanked everyone and left. He didn’t sign up for any email contact or anything. However, in cleaning up after everyone had gone, I realized Nick had left behind the pile of papers he’d had with him when he arrived. They were discharge papers from the ER that morning, with complaints of acute left shoulder pain from a pre-existing injury. There was also a prescription for Motrin. Nicole and I puzzled over these papers… neither of us had felt anything about shoulder pain; nor had he complained about it or brought it up. We both understood simultaneously that he’d been having a rough morning off the drugs and had gone to the hospital in hopes of getting some pain killers; when they just gave him the Motrin prescription, he went looking elsewhere. Through a whole series of connect the dots that just fell together, we realized he’d shown up at that office on a Saturday morning looking to meet someone there to possibly get some drugs to alleviate the rough patch.

Instead, he found us… to get what he REALLY needed: love, support, acceptance, and healing (and food, too).

The enormity of that synchronicity is simply astounding. The numerous amount of small details that came together just so the group of us could be there – that day, at that exact moment – to not only share and help each other, but to also support him and help him through a really, REALLY rough day… is mind-boggling. However, the heart just knows. It’s all perfect.

I wanted to share this story because often, many of us doing this kind of work question the purpose of certain situations, in certain places, on certain days. We ask, “Why am I here?” And sometimes we never know.


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… and when an awesome situation like this comes together, it feeds another hundred moments or more of never knowing… so we can just trust that we’re ALWAYS in the perfect place, at the perfect time, even if the ego doesn’t see why.

My heart and love goes out to Nick, wherever he may be. And my intention for him… is that he found another perfect situation for himself the following day, to help him through… and that hopefully, every day it gets easier for him. And even if it doesn’t, I’m certain that whatever we provided will ultimately help him along on his path!

 

 

The Explosion of World, Local, & Personal Events… A Note on How This Ties ALL of Us Together (Literally!)

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I’ve been observing everything and everyone around me over the past several weeks and wondering about the increased urgency, the increased number of situations – personally and collectively – that have seemed to have exploded, all over the world.  And yes… it’s that a lot is crumbling away that doesn’t serve us (see my post from this last weekend, Traumatized? Downtrodden? Tired? A Love Note to You on What’s Crumbling Away…). It’s felt like some pin was removed this month that just let those snowballs just roll downhill, faster and faster! However… there’s been something else that until yesterday, I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

And then…

I was wondering why over the past few weeks I’ve started “hearing thoughts” again… when I first had my “Grand Awakening” in 2009, that was the first thing I learned how to control and filter out, and haven’t had that issue since. I’ve noticed when I go to sleep at night, I’m being called on by many to do healing work, to give counsel, etc. And then, this past week, in meditation, suddenly the same thing started happening… this layer of the chatter of others… I’m constantly redirecting back to the higher dimensions. Beyond that, several times over the past few weeks, I’ve been in session with someone, written down notes while we were talking, and when I’d read back some of the notes on the intentions we’d be setting for the energy work… my client would say, “Wow… how did you know that? I didn’t talk about that at all…” a few times I’d reply, “Yes, you did…” and they’d repeat they didn’t… and I would then hear “No, they didn’t… but you HEARD it.” I’d put money down that I heard them say such things out loud… it was THAT clear.

So, how are these two things connected?

Yesterday, after continuously “re-setting” to energetically rise above the level of those who were asking for guidance/help in meditation, I finally asked, “What is GOING ON?” Very clearly, I understood that it’s the “expansion of the telepathic frequency.” Just that one understanding brought clarity on all of this. It felt RIGHT – my entire Being felt “Of COURSE!” – and as the day progressed, more and more started making sense.

As we progress, we’re connecting more and more again, remembering our Oneness… that includes telepathic connection. I’d been shown about a year ago that our “telepathic frequencies” would start to become VERY easy to access again, as a natural part of this shift. I’d understood it… but here we are, IN it!

When I realized this yesterday, I understood that I wasn’t to put up any blockades anymore – because shields and blockages are SEPARATION, and that’s what we’re releasing. So, it was simply to find another way to stay clear, without being distracted or negatively affected by it… finding my peace and clarity without separating myself from that connection, at all levels.

As I’m now adept at working and shifting things on a dime energetically… it’s been an adjustment, but with very little effect to me personally. HOWEVER… for many others…

We’ve shifted enough collectively that these “telepathic frequencies,” or some call it “the telepathic channel,” are being accessed by many who’ve been SO separated and in their ego for so long that there are a lot of unconscious repercussions as we adjust… sort of FORCING the process of Awakening for many! First of all, there are MANY who haven’t yet become conscious of/remembered how to exist predominantly from the heart (as the seat of the soul)… many (a great majority) who still have an egoic identity of living in separation and secrecy and hide (or don’t even know) much of their Truth…many who don’t know the importance of changing the habit of their words (and thus, their thoughts), and to change their connections to coming from the MEANING behind the words vs. the words themselves… and, most importantly, many who don’t yet know/remember how to discern the difference between the voice of the Higher Self and the voice of the ego.

Also, many have yet to remember and honor that we’re all on our individual journeys, without a right or a wrong one…. and judgment prevails from their ego.

So suddenly, many, many more are automatically accessing understanding via these telepathic frequencies, even though they may not realize or acknowledge it at a conscious level. It can be quite subtle, even the whisper of what another might be thinking or a glimpse of what’s going on in another’s mind can set the ego off, without listening to the Higher Self about the situation (and not even knowing/remembering how to do so). And thus… what happens, when you’re not in the practice of any of the above? A lot of partial truths are suddenly (mis)understood, a LOT of knee jerking starts occurring, a lot of egoic reactions, a lot of inflammation and MANY misunderstandings, or paying attention to “the shiny” – the thoughts/words vs. the feelings behind them… and a LOT of explosions and falling away, because so much has been “hidden” in our thoughts for so long, there’s been so much lack of authenticity and once those thoughts come to light in our connection, the situation simply corrects itself, very quickly.

Sound familiar?

It’s sort of the equivalent of having the TV or stereo muted, and then unmuting it and realizing that the sound is BLASTING, and you can’t turn the sound down or off anymore.

This is SO disconcerting to MANY… and they don’t even consciously understand what’s going on! So, a LOT is “blowing up” right now because these frequencies have opened up. The good part: Things will correct themselves quickly… and ultimately it will all become far, far easier, because we’re going to HAVE to live in our Truth.

So, what is there to do about this?

Well… if you don’t meditate in some way, shape, or form, it’s really rather pertinent to do so, immediately. Whatever method or practice works for you… because meditation quiets the chatter of the ego and helps us to start living from a higher consciousness, from the Higher Self. It’s the basis of being able to do all kinds of healing and releasing work… and ultimately, it helps us to remember how to consciously connect in together in the Oneness in love and bliss… and THAT’S our Truth. All the rest… illusion. And the more we live from that perspective of connectedness/Oneness, the less the chatter will affect us, the more we’ll start to FEEL the Truth of situations vs. what the ego wants to judge, and the more we’ll live from the perspective that we’re all a part of each other… and that it’s time for us to LIVE that way. That’s the only way things will ultimately work and be productive. Otherwise… it will just fall away, faster and faster.

And, for those of us who are already doing spiritual/metaphysical healing work… many will complain about this sudden amplification of “the noise”… and the protective (aka separation) instinct is to do what we can to “turn it off”; however, THIS lesson is that it’s time for us to release the “fears of being connected” and INSTEAD adapt to being able to press on without shutting it out (my understanding is that those methods will actually become more and more ineffective), and living from our Truth – walking the walk – once and for all.

If you need assistance with or clarity on any of the above… give me a shout… in the physical OR non-physical, whatever your choice!  🙂

Traumatized? Downtrodden? Tired? A Love Note to You on What’s Crumbling Away…

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I’ve been working on another post about where so many are, in feeling like they’re going through their version, in some way, shape, or form, of “the dark night of the soul”… and other activities have precluded me from finishing it thus far.  However… this morning, ONE of my Facebook friends posted this quote that just sums it up right now; I can’t remember who posted it, and I can’t remember whose quote it was, either; however, I’d highlighted the text and copied it, walked away from the computer, and came back; luckily, it was in memory on my computer, so I at least have that… AND with the help of this, a short post that I can publish, because it’s obviously VERY IMPORTANT for as many of us to get this message out as possible right now!

The meaning is JUST PERFECT in so many ways, in terms of what’s going on:

“[I]f you know the wisdom of the dark night, then you are looking out for protection. You’re aware that through this terror, protection will be given. This is the universal testimony. They mystics have gone through this process. It’s the testimony of Rumi. It’s the testimony of the great shamans. You are given tremendous divine protection, because as the human is being destroyed, the divine consciousness comes up. So one side of you is being annihilated, but the other side is stronger than ever in the ashes. So great dreams will come and light will become more and more vibrant. The divinity of life will become more and more naked to you. Miracles will take place to protect you. To anybody who comes to this path, the divine is both extremely ferocious and extremely tender. Ferocious to destroy the illusions, but tender to give the human being the courage to hang in there and do the work.”

Now, that being said… some clarity from my perspective; words, no matter how well written, are simply filters of the understandings. So, as I infuse this post with the understanding behind the words, here are some words to clarify, too!

How we see what’s typically used as negative terms are only perceived that way because of the ego. For example, “ferocious” is a relative term, and the ego often perceives it with negative connotations. However, if you see the word as meaning “with incredible gusto”… LOL… this is how I see it, especially in this context!

The reason so many of us are going through some very, very trying times is because that which doesn’t serve us is falling away… whether the ego kicks and screams about it (and thus, the “terror” of the ego), or whether we surrender to it with grace and ease. What is meant by “that which doesn’t serve us is falling away”?  Just that… relationships, home situations, jobs, institutions, governments… you name it! Not only everything that limits us, but also everything that feels comfortable… and prevents us from pressing ahead, from stepping into the Divine greatness each and every one of us has to offer. So many are entrenched and love the drama addiction of the 3D world; the ego-driven part of us, individually and collectively, would rather just continue putting one Band-Aid on top of another because it’s a “known evil” – and the ego rationalizes that a known evil is far more “safe” than the unknown! However, we’ve completed these lessons in separation – and the Band-Aid tower is falling – because we’re done with this level of duality, and so it just doesn’t serve us anymore. So the Higher Selves of all are saying, “YAY! We’re finishing this up! Time to really clean house…”

Ultimately, we can experience/process lessons in terror and suffering, OR grace and ease. Yep, ALL of them. It’s a personal choice; we’re just remembering that! Personally, I prefer the latter (I’ve had my fill of suffering throughout this existence, and I’m GLAD to be DONE with it! LOL); however, I accept and honor that some prefer the former; though I also recognize that many don’t yet remember that we CAN change that; so I’m going to tell you here that it REALLY IS our CHOICE… I PROMISE!

When we go through a LOT of our old, comfortable reality falling away – as we are doing now – it can feel terrible and draining if we choose see/experience it that way. Why? Well, it depends on how hard the ego wants to hang on to what’s falling away… because if we hang on, it will get more and more and more traumatic until the situation just explodes/crumbles so we have no choice but to release it, once and for all. It’s important to remember that when we’re holding on to something, to some situation, and it tries harder and harder to slip away, and we try harder and harder to hold on… that we’re expending far more energy in holding on to it (and/or putting a Band-Aid on it) than if we’d just clear/heal what’s preventing us from letting go (because often we just forget that we CAN let go, and that it’s OK to do so!). Once we do… most of the time we look back and wonder why we held on for so long, why we wasted so much energy… because we’re exhilarated by SOARING in the freedom of releasing those burdens that were holding us down!

In the context of this quote, as I understand it, “Divine protection” is the realization that it’s ALL an illusion… and that actually, there’s nothing to be protected from; all we see, experience, is a play we have created to play out the lessons we’ve desired to play out. When we let the illusion fall away, and remember that we’ve not only been the puppets in the play, but also the Creator, writer, producer, AND stage director… we ultimately remember that we’ve ALWAYS been the Divine, we ALWAYS will be… and that everything else is simply a facade. Thus, “protection” is not as the ego perceives it – which is the need to put up a shield, only perpetuating the perception of separation – rather, it is simply realization of the Truth, which is that there is only unconditional love, and that we are One and always have been… and ALL OF THE REST is simply a dream. The “side that comes out of the ashes”… is simply full remembrance of all of this, in all-powerful, unconditional love of the Divine, AS the Divine expressed as who we are. SO beautiful!

So, on that, as we progress so exponentially through all of this shifting and evolving, here’s my love note to you:

I want you to know that no matter how lonely you may feel, no matter how solitary your journey may seem, that you’re not alone. We’re here to ALL BE IN THIS TOGETHER. There’s so, so, SO much love supporting you, at all levels, at all times… you’ve just forgotten how to feel it! You ARE worthy, deserving, and able to free yourself of the chains that bind you – regardless of what the ego perceives in the 3D reality – and we’re all here to support each other in this process of letting go of the illusion of separation.

We’re at the climax of this magnificent symphony… which we ALL ORCHESTRATED TOGETHER, as One. It’s the most beautiful, complex, phenomenal symphony imaginable… and we ALL have a very individual, VERY important role to play as a part of the whole. When you remember it, as I have, the beauty and enormity of it – of us – will bring freely flowing tears of  explosive joy and love!

I love you… yes, of course I do… as you are me, and I am you! As the Mayans say in greeting, “In lak’ech ala k’in”… or “I am another you.” It’s SO IMPORTANT for us to remember that!

Let go, accept all with love, and step forward, into your Truth, into the love of your Being… I am there with you, every step of the way. We are ALWAYS together, never apart; just open your heart, and you’ll know I am there. That’s where we ALL are.

Unconditionally,
Angela

P.S. I guess I got my blog done after all…

Knowing the NEW Door is Always Open…

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“Listen: There’s a hell of a good universe next door…let’s go!” ~e. e. cummings

I have quite a connection with nature, and find it SO healing; in fact, recently, I’ve found that nature most often feels “more real” than the 3D world (what I now internally call “the old Earth”). Repeatedly, I’ve been guided to send people to commune with trees to help ease the gunk coming up in the healing/clearing process; I’ve had very powerful experiences in doing so myself… actually, MOUNTAINS and OCEANS and everything HUGE!

Yesterday morning, I felt quite the intense pull to get outside; I was being called. I typically take my dog with me on walks, but was guided to leave her behind. I didn’t even put on sneakers; my Nike flip-flips (with tread on the bottom) felt sufficient enough, because I didn’t even want to stop to tie my shoes!

It felt amazing to just get outside and connect/merge with the trees, the plants, flowers, animals, and nature… I was guided to take the path in the nearby neighborhood which crossed me through the elemental wooded area that I love so much but haven’t crossed through for MONTHS. Funny enough, as I was walking on the road through it, my attention was brought to an opening in the woods, which looks like a doorway in the thick brush on the edge. It was beckoning to me (shorts, tank top, flip flops and all), and it was simply outside my reality to pass it by. So I entered.

An aside: There’s a lot of interesting interaction I’ve had with faie beings in this particular wooded area over the past several years… including a tremendously powerful and yet kind presence named Lodis (as I’ve seen and heard the name in my head) who is what the faie consider the deity of the doorways between the worlds. Lodis’ presence has transcended this wooded area for awhile. I remember the first time I sensed Lodis, about two years ago; I felt such a huge presence as I was running through that day that I just HAD to come to a dead stop there, in the middle of the road with my dog, to close my eyes and “see” who it was who was so huge that they were hovering over the trees, at the same time encapsulating all of them. There it was; and though I didn’t have conscious remembrance of this entity in the moment, I knew the FEELING of it (I don’t say he or she because it was both), and automatically briefly bowed my head in respect and opened my heart even further in greeting. I received the same in return, heard the name, and understood in moments that it was overlooking the development of “the doorways” between dimensions/worlds within that woods.

I’ve been patiently awaiting those “doorways” being “complete”… and I’ve asked almost every time I’ve been through there over the past few years if they’re done yet!

Anyway, as is my habit – and since I haven’t been that way for months – I connected in automatically with the woods as I approached, and asked about the doorways. As I’d seen the physical doorway at the edge of the woods to enter (one that has appeared to me in the past, but not for at least a year), I heard, “Why, yes, they are…” and I thought, “Well, THIS might be an adventure!” LOL!

And so I entered.

I shrugged and simply thought, OK… guide me. On the ground, I sensed a clear path in (even though there are no walking paths in there). So I followed it. I looked around, being aware of the possibility of poison ivy/poison oak (being in shorts and flip flips and all)… and yet, the path I was guided to take was free and clear of such plants, and I knew I would be OK.

The path I’d followed stopped at this huge, aged pine tree. This was the tree for me to connect through, I understood. And so I did.

Immediately, the colors brightened and sharpened tremendously, and I saw everything around me SO CLEARLY… in a completely different fashion, with my eyes closed. And yet… what I saw with my eyes closed felt far more real than with my eyes open!

I realized that I could FEEL the colors… which startled me a little. I was wondering upon that (which, of course, comes from the ego)… what does it MEAN to feel the colors in what I’m seeing?

I’ve had some really different perceptions of the world lately, and the little ego voice in my mind was totally baffled. So I thought, “OK… well… if I’m REALLY perceiving this… show me some way in the 3D (“old Earth”) reality…”

Until that point, I hadn’t even realized I was standing in complete stillness; complete silence. The only reason I realized this is because almost instantaneously from when I had that thought, something came crashing through the woods, seemingly out of nowhere. It was CLOSE, and moving fast. Staying in my melded state, I calmly opened my eyes, to see three deer – two young stags and a doe – chasing each other. Two continued the chase, but one stag stopped dead, no more than 20 feet from me, looked right in my eyes, and connected with me. I lost time and space, and felt a greeting from the heart… and then like I could hear some thoughts coming through from another level of consciousness; something along the lines of “Yes, it is known you are here.” That connection lasted for about 5 seconds; I closed my eyes to “see” the stag in my mind, saw him in more of a much different form, and he then bounded away to continue the play with his mates.

I continued the expansion of my merging (by way of Trinity Energy Progression) and gave gratitude for this place, for this energetic sharing… and just observed the feeling of the colors around me… the feeling of everything around me.

When I felt that was done, I opened my eyes. There was a tree I’d found on one of my few other jaunts into these woods, and I hadn’t been able to spot on my way in… it’s one of those trees that had fallen across the small creek running through the woods when it was younger and had re-rooted and grown up toward the sky, so the trunk part from when it had fallen runs on its side along the Earth, and then it makes a sharp turn upward. It’s a great place to sit in the thick of this beauty and meditate! As soon as I refocused my attention on finding it, I realized it was only about 50 feet from where I was already standing. That was my next stop! I made my way over and found a seat with gratitude on this lovely being.

I sat there for a short while with my eyes open, visually exploring what was around me; I realized that, though in the thick of the woods, I could see through to the road, probably no more than several hundred feet away. As I was considering this (that I was ultimately still on the outskirts of this wooded area), I noticed a man walking by with his dog on that road, while I sat there, completely unnoticed in the woods. I realized that not only did I FEEL like I was in a completely different world, even being so relatively close, but that I actually was in a different world.

After a few minutes, I again closed my eyes, expanded my consciousness in there even more, and reveled in the peace and beauty, while I was guided to do some pending healing work.

It wasn’t too long until my attention was pulled to the energy of some powerful entity in the woods with whom I was unfamiliar. I could suddenly feel its presence as plain as day… there was no missing it; as I was merged in with the energy of the woods and all within, it was just as much a part of me as a separate presence. As I honed in on the identity of this presence, I was taken aback… what I saw, in my mind’s eye, was the equivalent of a magnificent Sasquatch-sized being covered in leaves, with this vibrant consciousness of all that surrounded me. The Green Man! This was a first for me… I’d known OF the Green Man mythology, but had never encountered or really known much about him!

He was there to greet me; to welcome me into the doorway. He showed me a number of things of which I presently only have vague recollection … including paths ahead, changes ahead, for me and the world. But, most of all… he let me know that I am welcome, that I am connected to that doorway, and that when I am ready to actually walk through it, vs. just sit “at the edge“… it is there, he/they is/are there, ready and waiting.

We communicated telepathically for some period of time outside of 3D Earth’s time and space… and then I realized it felt like I should get back. I opened my heart in gratitude, thanked him, thanked all around me… and opened my eyes. I breathed in the beautiful, sweet smell of nature, stood up, and found a path back to the physical doorway that had been open to me in the 3D, physical world. The Green Man stayed with me, stayed connected to me as I departed; I felt him watching me from his version of the woods, in a pleasant parting wish… and I felt a wisp of his presence follow me all the way back home, as if he were noting that path.

As I walked off, I heard him send me the thought, “Until next time… soon…”

Can’t wait!

 

The Angel Oak Tree – A Portal Doorway in SC (and Yet ANOTHER Lesson on Listening)

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As we go along on this amazing journey of awakening, at the individual through the Earth (and actually, universal) levels, more and more is opening up: more understandings, more and more synchronicities… and the need for more and more trust and faith that the higher self, and that when we do so, we are guided toward the most amazing and magnificent experiences!

On that, I’m jumping right into writing about such an experience I had this 4th of July holiday in the United States. Earlier on, around April and early May, my family and I were working on planning a 4th of July excursion. We hadn’t been to the beach for awhile for the 4th; for years, we had visited Myrtle Beach, SC, and hadn’t been back for just as many. So, feeling the pull to South Carolina (mere hours from where I live), I began the effort to set up our vacation.

After coming across dead end upon dead end in terms of hotels by Myrtle Beach – all within the more reasonable price range were pretty much booked solid – I was suddenly inspired to look into Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve had a number of friends who are from Charleston and/or who have lived or visited… all have raved about it. For me, until this point, I’d never had any pull to go. But suddenly, something had me start exploring the possibility. Of course – because that’s where we were SUPPOSED to go – everything fell into place easily, and we found some great deals, and a great place to stay, midway between downtown Historic Charleston and Kiawah (the beachfront).

A few days after we’d made our decision to make the trip, my husband told me that someone with whom he works had mentioned something called the Angel Oak Tree – the oldest known oak tree in the country – and that we should put it on our itinerary. As soon as he said it, it felt right, I got a little excited… and even without knowing anything about it, I agreed that we should put it on the list of things to do.

The BIGGEST Step: LISTENING, and Getting There!
The day we were planning to see the Angel Oak was part of our plans for a day at the ocean. OF COURSE, the tree was situated perfectly… in between our hotel and the beach! We went to the beach first, with plans to stop and see the tree on our way back.

This is the wholly amusing part of the story… and one I’ve already told a number of times, because it’s a PERFECT example of the purpose of listening to the voice of the Higher Self, even when the ego finds it inconvenient to do so!

When I’m at the beach, I’m completely in my element; I grew up at the water, and the ocean is still my favorite place to be. (On the more woo-woo side, I know I’ve had quite the extensive experience as part of the water world for an extended period of time… and have greatly favored it throughout this existence…but that’s a whole set of stories for another day!) Since I live several hours inland now, I cherish every moment I get to spend at/on/in the ocean. So, needless to say, once I’m there… I’m PARKED for awhile!

And so, there we were, at the beach on a PERFECT day; we had our pop-up tent, chairs and towels in the sun… the weather was a perfect 85 degrees with a light breeze, not a cloud in the sky, the beach was beautiful… and the water was WARM. The cycle quickly became playing in the water and swimming, sitting in the sun for a bit to dry off, sometimes a snack, and then back in the water again, etc. I could’ve stayed forever!

About 3 o’clock, I was laying on a lounge chair, getting a little bit of sun and meditation/snoozing in the bliss of it all. Suddenly, I got a nudge that it was time to go. I’m very accustomed to listening to the voice of the Higher Self (I would say that I trust it at a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10); however, at the beach that day… I just wanted to STAY.  I’d felt that nudge and thought (ego), “In a little while… right now, I’m BASKING… and don’t feel like leaving yet…”

After that, I turned over onto my stomach on my lounge chair… and while doing that, it felt like I was BITTEN by the hinge of the chair. I made a comment of the sort to my husband… yet just let it go; I was too comfortable.

And so, I snoozed a little bit.

A few minutes later, my two teenagers (who are fish themselves) came back from the water and commented, “How weird is THAT? Where did THAT come from?” I picked my head up and twisted around… to see one single rain cloud in the middle of the sky, off shore. I shrugged and said, “It’ll pass…” and turned back around and put my head back down… back to my bliss.

I felt it again… that nudge. And again, I thought, “But I’m SO COMFORTABLE right now, everything is SO PERFECT…”

About 15 minutes later, my husband – who was sitting in a chair next to me, reading a book – suddenly got a pull, and said, “You know, I think it’s time for us to go.”

I mumbled, “Not yet… in a little while, maybe around 4:30 or so…”

At that point, the girls came back up from the water, while my husband really, really felt the nudge himself (if SHE won’t listen… maybe HE will…  LOL), and said, “Well… look at the sky…” A little irritated, I turned around on the chair… to see a spread of cloud (like that single cloud had popped and oozed across the sky in such a short period of time). As I looked out onto the water, I could see a wall of rain coming toward us. And yet… I was still unwilling to go. I said, “Why now? We’re wet anyway, and it’s summertime… you know it will pass in a few minutes…” Yet, this time, he ignored me… apparently, this was one situation where he was listening much more closely than I was!

He just got up and started taking everything down, putting everything away, as the rain came in and pelted us. The whole time, I was grumbling and getting increasingly irritated… why were we leaving RIGHT THEN? Everything would be wet and covered with sand (like it wouldn’t, anyway)… what a waste to be doing all of this in the rain! And yet… my husband persisted… and kept on packing up, enlisting our kids to help, too. I begrudgingly joined in.

The moment we finished packing up, you guessed it… the sun came back out. At this point, we were committed… and my husband and 2 daughters were up ahead; I’d let myself lag a little behind, carrying some of our stuff, but mostly because I didn’t want to go. I’d become grumpy, trudging slowly on the sand… until I felt the equivalent of a thump upside the back of my head, and heard – LOUDLY – “You KNOW that if you’re being pushed to do something, to just TRUST that it’s for a purpose…”

I sighed heavily… and surrendered. I thought, “OK… I’ll go with it.” And I let go of the irritation (well, most of it, anyway!).

By the time we got to the car, my husband was trying to cheer me up; I told him not to bother – I was fine – and I told him what I’d heard on the way up from the beach.

As we pulled out, he said, “Next stop… the Angel Oak…”

Me in communion with the Angel Oak Tree, outside of Charleston, SC… connecting in to this magnificent portal (www.angeloaktree.com). Look closely… can you see the faces within the tree? Can’t you feel its amazing energy just looking at this picture?

Also funny to note: When we got there (and through most of when I was “merged” with the tree), there were quite a number of others there, as well… funny that my husband got a picture of me, all by myself, in the expanse of that area!)

 

 

Meeting The Angel Oak Tree Magnificence and Seeing the Doorways Within
When we pulled up to the gated area where the Angel Oak Tree resides – shortly after 4pm – all irritation from the beach was immediately forgotten. Even as we were walking along the gate to go inside, I could feel quite an amazing shift in energy… such openness, such peace, such beauty! When we walked in, and the fullness of this incredible tree saturate my being… my heart just opened WIDE! I was amazed that the lightness this tree exuded, regardless of it’s considerable size; the energy the tree exudes immediately reminded of the hometree from the movie Avatar, as if it would be real in this world. In fact, as that thought was passing through my mind, while I stood there and simply took the sight and feeling of this huge regal beauty, one of my daughters walked by and commented about the exact same thing!

It was only moments before I felt the intense pull to commune energetically with the tree… and in doing so, I knew that THIS was the MAIN REASON why we’d ended up in the Charleston area altogether!

As soon as I connected with the tree, I heard, “Welcome, Gatekeeper…” (a term I’ve had several Beings at higher levels of consciousness call me over the past several years, without conscious understanding or remembrance of why, yet) “… you’ve been expected.”

Simultaneously, I was seeing and experiencing the Universe via the tree… and I could feel multiple personas within; as I was considering that understanding, suddenly, something in the center of me and the tree opened up energetically… and I realized it was a portal; a HUGE one! I immediately knew that this was a portal doorway between at least 7 or 8 different worlds… and something else.

As I continued in this state of connectedness, I felt the consciousness of this portal reach down into me, and begin receiving the light codes I’d received while in Kauai this past February (see my post On Rebuilding the Earth and Rebuilding Ourselves). I could feel the transfer, and then I saw/felt something extraordinary happen: A doorway opened up not just between the tree and Kauai, but also to Mt. Shasta, CA (see my post Journey Reflections from the Mountain, Part Two), Pilot Mountain (see my post Stepping Through the Doorway at Pilot Mountain on 12-12-12)… and number of other “energy points” around our physical, 3D world.

They all overlaid each other energetically – while I was in the center of all of it – and while I did what I was guided to do, all fuzziness between the connections cleared and the openings/connections became crystalline, the doorway shifted into something new… and I was in all of those places at once!

Then, just as quickly as it had begun, I knew what I came here to do was done. Fait accompli.

I opened my eyes and disconnected… though I still felt the loving connection to the consciousness of the tree. While I was beginning to move away from it, my husband walked by me, with a smirk on his face. He asked me, “Did you see the sign?”

I shrugged and asked, “What sign?”

His reply: “The one over there… it says that they close the gate at 4:30pm.”

It was 4:20… and all PERFECT (of course)!

I looked at him and smiled… because in that moment, I realized all of that nudging and PUSHING to leave the beach had everything to do with us GETTING THERE “in time,” for whatever it was that just happened. I responded, “Of course they do…” as we walked to the little adjacent gift shop on our way out.

 

 

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