Remembering to Remember

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From the movie The Green Lantern, by Warner Bros.

Did you ever notice that in almost any superhero movie, there’s a moment on the screen when the superhero has this “A-Ha!” moment, when they seem to be behind, losing the battle, and suddenly their mind clears, and they have a flash of inspiration that often reminds them of some simple exercise or habit that they have – something so very them – that can be incorporated into the moment, which helps them remember who it is they are, how powerful they are, and gives them the courage and strength to win the battle… with far more ease and grace than was ever anticipated?

It’s not all that far off from what we’ve set ourselves up to do.

Today’s A Cuppa C Webcast on Throwing Away the Books, Ego vs. Higher Self, and some other matters…

There are some days I truly laugh… because it’s quite the game we’ve created for ourselves. My understanding is that we created this existence so we could experience what it’s like to feel like we’re separate from Creator. I actually cover this in today’s A Cuppa C Webcast (thumbnail/link to the left here)…so I don’t bore you with the details twice, go ahead and watch (if you haven’t already), and then press on…

… Have you watched it? Good. Now, to continue… 🙂

So, some of the biggest challenges I’ve come across – both for others and for myself – is that once we come to terms with the fact that we are all powerful, that we have the Divinity within us, and that we have the ability to access it fully… is that we’ve done such an awesome job at training ourselves to forget about these abilities over thousands of years that, well, it’s still a habit and we forget about it… and not only can we change the situation, but we can put our own personal spin on it as well, from the sum of our  experiences, in the highest and best way!

That’s the biggest repeater lesson I give myself, and it’s what I’m constantly reminding others about.

Three amusing cases in point all occurred within one weekend, just a few months ago – the weekend that North Carolina was torn up by quite the collection of monster tornados, spewed off by a storm front that did quite the damage across the southern United States. Anyway, here’s what happened, case by case:

  • That Saturday morning, I was in the car with one of my teens, driving to the store. I was sitting at a light, when suddenly, that familiar “pull” made me look up into my rear view mirror… through which I could see a police officer sitting at the light right behind me. Well, I knew my registration was overdue, and hadn’t been able to get to the shop to get the car inspected… but regardless of the fact, as soon as I looked up, I knew that I was going to get pulled over. And I did; the police officer walked up to my car… and in that flash of a moment, I remembered that I could calm the situation, keep it smooth… and so I did. He and I chatted; when he told me my registration was expired, I gave him the story as to why it hadn’t gotten registered yet (and yes, it was the true story, just maybe a teensy weensy exaggerated…). He took my license and registration and went back to his car. Now, at that moment, I thought, “WAIT A MINUTE… I can CHANGE THIS!” So I did a little ThetaHealing session at the moment, spontaneously, and I saw the outcome of the situation as the officer giving me a warning and sending me on my way with a promise to get the car registered promptly. I held no judgment for myself or for the police officer; I had accepted the fact that I could very well receive a ticket (and he was back at his car for several minutes, so it looked like it was going that way). But I saw that outcome as real, and sent the officer a whole lotta love…Well, several minutes later, the officer came to the window, handed me back my license, smiled, and told me to just go and get the car registered. I thanked him and promised I would (which I did, the following week)… and went on my merry way. As we were pulling away, my daughter, sitting in the back seat, laughed, amazed, and said, “What did you do, Mom, some sort of Jedi mind trick or something?”I just laughed and said, “Something like that…”  🙂
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  • The second incident that weekend was later that day. I refused to buy into the drama of the coming storms; in fact, my oldest daughter was at a friend’s house for the afternoon, and my younger daughter and I went food shopping (my husband was actually on his way home from a business trip). It was while we were in the food store that the deluge happened. We had another stop to make, and I continued on my way… but first, in the parking lot, I envisioned my house and backyard (where my dog was at the time) encased in a bubble of white light, deflective of any extreme storm activity like a tornado. I could see the bubble, it felt secure, and I could “see” the storm moving around it. Then, I “saw” the house where my older daughter was visiting, and did the same.Well, it turned out that one of the big tornados touched down less than a mile from my house, and drove right up the road toward it. Though an old house just down the road had its roof torn off, the only thing affected on my property was the well cover, which was at the well opening in the far end of our front yard – well away from the house. In fact, the thing was demolished… and it was so heavy to begin with that it took both my husband and I just to carry a piece of it into the backyard the next day. The funny thing is, when I had done that visualization, I saw my house and the backyard… and I’d completely forgotten to include the front yard! Yet the house: perfect. The dog: fine. Oh, and it turned out that the friend’s house that my older daughter was visiting was in one of the only neighborhoods in the entire town that didn’t even lose power!
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  • The third incident happened the day after the storms. We had been out of power since the storms; in fact, the whole area surrounding us had some major damage, and the power company was telling us it would be 4-6 DAYS until we had our power restored – there were lines down everywhere. We had gone to a friend’s house on the other side of town to shower; the weather after the storms was completely beautiful, and we were very fortunate to be completely fine without any heat or air conditioning. I had just called the electricity company for an update… and there was no change in the estimated restoration. I was sitting out in my backyard, enjoying the day, and decided to do a meditation as I sat there. As I was “floating away,” I’d been watching some thoughts come and go about being several days without electricity, and then I  heard, “WAIT! You can CHANGE THAT!” So I did… I saw the electricity back on, I did a mini Theta session there, as I was floating off… and wouldn’t you know, not five minutes later, my oldest daughter came out on the back deck, jumping up and down, and yelling out at me, “The electricity’s back on! The electricity’s back on!”

That weekend was a complete lesson in remembering to remember… exactly how powerful we really are in creating and manifesting what’s going on around us.

So, there are some caveats I’ve discovered to the manifesting thing that I’m still working to remember at all times…

  • First and foremost, that we’re not tied to the outcome, or how it will happen, except for the highest and best with the most ease and grace for all involved (for example, in that situation with the police officer, I completely surrendered to the situation – if it happened, so be it – but I chose to envision a different outcome, even though the odds seemed to be against me at the moment… and in the meantime, just sent plain ol’ love to the police officer).
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  • Secondly – and very important – egoic emotion and panic only distort the outcome; the calmer and more centered you are in the moment, the clearer the expected outcome tends to be.
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  • Third – and very, very important – is that it is not to the detriment of anyone or anything else.

I find that the more I stick with these three principles – as long as I remember to remember that I can change a situation or that I can get whatever information I need in the moment to help in the highest and best way, with the most grace and ease – that the results are much clearer, and much more effective.

Now, I’ve become much better at remembering, but you know what? I still have plenty of moments when I feel like I’m being controlled by a situation, or that I can’t get the exact information or something I need – and I work in this, in helping others to remember, every single day! The most important point is for you to be assured that it’s not just me or a select few who can change or manifest a situation – it’s every single one of us!

So, maybe we all just need a little ring, like the Green Lantern (the Wonder Woman suit might be a bit conspicuous LOL), to remind us every time we’re in a pinch… that we have all the resources we need for the outcome of any situation, right inside of ourselves!

 

Thoughts… and Words… (and A Cuppa C)… Plus, MORE Thoughts and Words for You…

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Some believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as the sound “AUM” (or, as many spell it, Ohm).

One of the Ancient Egyptian gods, Ptah, was a creator god who brought all things to being by thinking of them with his mind and saying their names with his tongue.

The most common magical incantation that has traversed through many civilizations and cultures – abracadabra – has Aramaic origins, and literally means, “I create as I speak.”

There are many, many beliefs throughout our history that cover the power of thoughts and words. In an amazing series of research studies (see The Intention Experiment, by Lynne McTaggart), quantum physicists were able to show that simple, focused thought affects the behavior of molecules around us… in essence, proving much in the field of energetic healing and creating our own reality.

This A Cuppa C, posted on Monday, June 20, 2011, talks much more about the power of thoughts and words, how it works, and how to notice and improve conscious thinking/speaking in your every day life!

 

New Webcasts Page for “A Cuppa C”…

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Since I really prefer to keep the home page for blogging, I decided to create a page dedicated to “A Cuppa C” Webcasts, which go up on YouTube twice per week. This way, you’ll have all of the Webcasts to refer to in one place; or, you can simply subscribe to my YouTube channel! I put it right into the top navigation of the site; just click on Webcasts to get there.

There is a new Webcast up for today; topics are our Inner Divinity, my story, and what’s in all of us. Moving forward, check back on Mondays and Thursdays for the new ones!  🙂

Introducing “A Cuppa C”…

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A drum roll, please…. yay, I did it! I’m working on the launch of The Great White Tree (see http://greatwhitetree.com/whats-the-great-white-tree-about/), and am now posting a 10-minute video every Tuesday and Thursday… the video will be a mainstay on The Great White Tree, which is why I created the YouTube video channel for it.

The idea is to cover a wide variety of spiritual and metaphysical tidbits to help you in whatever way I can! “A Cuppa C” came to me while working out on the elliptical one day… it’s a keep-it-brief snipit that you can watch while drinking a cuppa coffee, tea, or whatever your preference… and the “C” actually stands for Creator – or Mother/Father God, Spirit, Source, or whatever your preference of name for the Universal Being of All That Is.

No religion… but spirituality and Oneness; that’s my focus. Hope you can take some time to watch it, and enjoy! 🙂

 

 

When Surreal Becomes “New Real” (NM Road Trip Revelations II)

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Since my return from my road trip early last month, I’ve had many people ask me, “So, what would you say are the two or three biggest takeaways from your road trip and retreat in New Mexico?”

My answer: “Only two or three?!”

Seriously!

Well, in order of magnitude, I would say my post from 5/12/11, Reminiscent of Close Encounters (NM Road Trip Revelations I) covered the top takeaway – it still feels so overwhelmingly huge when I think about how many people I met there from around the world have been having the same experiences, getting the same “messages” as I’ve been getting, especially since 2009… and though we all had such a broad mix of backgrounds – from corporate professionals, engineers, math teachers, and the like across the spectrum to those who have been doing body and energy work for years –  with just as a broad a mix of timelines, it seems that everything is starting to come together… and we’re all getting to the same place.

That actually seeps right into what I would term “Takeaway #2″… and I’m still a bit more hesitant to talk about it; it’s a little more challenging to explain without going into some really far out stuff…

There are whole stories I’ve “seen” and journaled with fervor, including future occurrences and future existences. In fact, these “visions” have been gifted to me with such clarity, such vividness – and such detail, in some respects – that I’ve repeatedly told the few close enough to me with whom I’ve divulged some of these stories that either my subconscious is so brilliantly putting together the most creative, complex, yet beautiful story I’ve known (putting J.K. Rowling to shame), or there has to be some credence behind them and from where they’re coming.

So, even though I felt like I believed what I saw and what I experienced… there were still many holes, and I think there was still a part of me that questioned. I could see a Before and After – some days, some pretty far forward After – and it is some phenomenal stuff. However, what prevented me from sharing much of it was that I didn’t understand the transition and how we could possibly get there in so relatively short a period of time. It was surreal.

When I sat in that 2-day retreat with Kiesha Crowther (aka Little Grandmother), I just listened to what she had to say for 2 days with an open mind. On the second day, she went into the “further out” topics that they tend not to post on videos online. I can’t even explain what happened, except that I guess I must have simply been soaking it all in like a sponge, saving it all to process for the road afterwards. Because that’s what happened, that evening, on the 2-hour ride to my cousin’s house outside of Taos.

I remember how edgy I felt when I left… in a good way. Like I was on the brink of something… but I had no idea that as soon as I started driving, I would almost hear an audible “click, click, click, click, click, click…” of all of those disparate visions I’d been having, as they connected together into a much more complete story.

If I was ever going to spontaneously combust, it would’ve been that evening!

Here’s what was so huge, so absolutely tremendous: That all of that discussion – the more “woo-woo” stuff she had talked about – perfectly filled in all of the blanks to connect the dots between the pieces and parts that I had already seen from my perspective.

Deep down, I think there was a piece of me that started jumping up and down and yelling, “OMG! OMG! I’m REALLY sane [OK, mostly… LOL]… or there are many others that are part of my psychosis! It all makes sense!”

Soooo… now I know what you’re going to ask: “Exactly WHAT is it we’re talking about here?”

Well, you know, THAT will take a lot of typing… so I’ll just give you something to give you an idea of what I mean without having to provide all the details:

When, at 40, I realized that much of my emotional upheaval when I was a child – and subsequently, the purpose of me purposely shutting out emotional connection (the other extreme) came from overtly empathic causes – I started working to unbind all of that which I had bound for all of those years, and I finally accepted connection with others as part of my reality.

When I was in my early 20s, and started getting periodic prophetic dreams… once I started understanding when I’d had one of those dreams and I began to understand and decipher them, I stopped calling them surreal and just accepted them as part of my reality.

When I was in my early 30s, and started having “visits” from those who had passed over… once I started understanding when that was happening (or had happened in a dream), I stopped calling the experiences surreal and just accepted them as part of my reality.

When I started having visits with the expanded Universe of Beings, including spirits, ascended masters, angels, archangels, and other Beings… I learned the Highest and Best way to commune with them, allowed them to help me to “remember,” then watched as short-term events I was “shown” come to pass…. and I stopped calling the experiences surreal and accepted all of that as part of my reality.

When I started working with herbs and plants and felt their rhythm and how they assimilate so easily with us, then found I could connect in easily with all the creatures in the natural world… and that in their own way, they would provide messages to me, always at the right time and place… I stopped considering that surreal and accepted it as part of my reality.

When I was a child – pretty early on, maybe about 5 or 6 – I remember being sent to Bible study class when my father took my sister and me to church, and I remember thinking to myself – but never saying out loud, for fear of some retribution (after all, I was a mere child) – and being ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE that in actuality, Jesus had come to show everyone that we ALL could do what he did, and that we could do ALL of it… including the facilitation of healing with our hands. At 40, that memory came back to me when I learned my first energy healing modality – Reiki – and felt that awesome, golden, powerful energy flow through my body and out through my hands… and I knew the recipient felt it too, I realized that it felt completely natural… hands-on healing facilitation. And I stopped considering that surreal and accepted all of that as part of my reality.

I could also tell you about many instances of instant manifestation that keep occurring more and more… and now that they occur more and more, I no longer consider the experiences as surreal, but accept them as part of my reality.

So what do I mean by this, and how is it relevant to the topic?

Well, if you break down the word surreal – specifically as 2 parts, it literally means to be above or beyond real. When does that happen? When new experiences enter our consciousness – things we have never experienced before, that are completely new. However, once they become commonplace, our perspectives shift (shift happens! LOL), and they become our reality.

I now expect that I am always able to automatically connect heart-to-heart with others; that I can almost immediately see projected timelines or the cause of an issue; I expect to feel the Universal energy connecting through me when utilizing various healing modalities; I am confident that I can help others facilitate healing – all healing – within themselves with simply the direction of energy and love; I love communing and communicating with nature and Light Beings of all kinds, across the board – the more varied, the better – to better understand what my eyes don’t always see… so it has all become an expected part of my reality.

Taking all of those phenomenal pieces into consideration, I’ll tell you that what I’ve “seen” – all that connected together for me via my trip to New Mexico – right now, in this moment, still seems surreal to me (so you know it’s a BIT out of the ordinary!). There are some huge, exciting changes to our existence that are starting to happen right now, and even more yet that are coming our way in the very near future. Much that has been hidden will soon become uncovered; much that has previously caused trepidation and fear will soon be understood, and then joyously accepted.

How do I know? Well… I’m considering the track record thus far, and would say the odds are pretty solid. I’d also say that once I sat and sponged in all of the “missing links” that were as surreal to me as the information I had received myself… well, that was the validation I needed.

What fun!

But you want details, you say? What fun is THAT? Dig deep down; do the work yourself… and you’ll realize that you know, too. Because this is for all of us; more and more things that have been surreal are now becoming more and more commonplace… and will soon be the new real, period.  🙂

 

Reflections at the Fishing Pond (aka, Returning Home from my Cross-Country Road Trip)

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My campsite by the pond in Crossville, TN...

Here I am, in Crossville, Tennessee, listening to the bullfrogs talk to each other, the tree frogs chirp, and various insects and even birds in song as the moon comes out  over the fishing pond in one of the most beautiful campgrounds I have ever visited.

It’s the last night of the phenomenal solo road trip that I took from North Carolina to New Mexico and back.

Now, I have a LOT of blogging topics that will be covered from this trip, but tonight… well, one thing stands out as I reflect on the past week.

Many people I know and have met were surprised that I would venture to drive 2/3 of the way across the country by myself, camp by myself… and enjoy it all the way.

Every time, my question back to them was, “Why?”

Besides the typical, “Aren’t you scared to camp by yourself?” (No) “What if something happens to the car?” (I have a cell phone and AAA, and I’m not afraid to use them) and those other menial questions, there were the ones that perturbed me a bit, like, “What are you going to do with all of that time?” and “Don’t you think you’ll get bored?”

Every time, though I didn’t reply this way, what I WANTED to say was, “Are you KIDDING me? Me, all to myself, for a WEEK?! Hallelujah!”

Today, we are so overwhelmed with electronics, with being connected 24/7/365 – having to check email every 5 minutes, having to have the cell phone on all the time – that part of the challenge is that it’s like we don’t know how to be alone with ourselves anymore.

The campgrounds just after sunrise the morning after I wrote this… gorgeous!

I have embraced this trip like the highly treasured gift it is… because instead of going straight from A to B in the shortest and quickest way possible (which is what I usually do), and inserting work somewhere along the way, instead I’ve truly stopped to smell the roses, figuratively and literally (though the literal part would more likely be that I stopped to smell the honeysuckle… fully in bloom in many places this time of year). I can’t tell you how many times in the past week I simply pulled over to the side of the road to get out of the car to soak in every bit of a view or a place… whenever and wherever I felt the need!

Besides the 2-day retreat I attended in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I also visited friends and relatives along the way, and I got to see, experience, and celebrate parts of the country I have previously only flown over or through without taking the time to celebrate the nuances of each area.

I checked in once a day with my husband and family at home, but the rest of the time… well, I was exploring me, without distraction. I only checked Facebook last thing before bed and first thing in the morning, and I didn’t even look at email at all. Instead, I really looked around me, connecting with and marveling at the absolutely magnificent beauty our planet provides for us every day (which we very often ignore) …and most importantly, I looked inward, at myself.

It was the most enjoyable week I’ve had in I don’t know how long… and the most enlightening. I can’t even begin to tell you how many synchronicities I’ve realized, and how many dots have connected that I didn’t even know were supposed to connect… and the funny part is, I know they’re not done connecting yet! The after effects of this trip will continue on well after I return home tomorrow, of that I’m sure.

And for those of you who will read this and say, “I just don’t have the time to do something like that…” “I don’t have the money…” or a hundred other similar reasons NOT to do something along these lines for you… guess what? Neither did I… but I CREATED it (and actually was Guided to). It was the best thing I ever did.

Part of the purpose of this blog is to help people unfold what’s within them, to rediscover themselves and realize how fully powerful and divine each and every one of us is. However, if we can’t just turn off the computer and put the cell phone on vibrate or turn it off completely… and if we can’t take a few days on our own, while also trusting ourselves to be capable enough to take care of ourselves, no matter where we are… then how can we know, love, and explore ourselves and what’s inside of us?

The 2-day retreat I attended in New Mexico was with a woman called “Little Grandmother”; her name is Kiesha Crowther, and as much as I’ve “seen” in terms of visions, I was amazed at how much of what she said was exactly what I needed to fill in some gaps and tie some of those pieces together. However, one of the many areas in which she and I already seem to be very synchronized is the importance of all of us remembering how to live from the heart and from love instead of from fear and anger. And where that all starts: By fully accepting and loving ourselves…as we are, as we are happy within ourselves, and not by dependence on others, including the opinion of others. Kiesha had a great quote she used on this topic that she attributed to her “tribal grandfather”: “It’s none of your business what other people think of you!” I LOVED that, because how true it is! Let people think what they think; all that matters is that YOU are defining yourself, without judgment and with full acceptance and love.

I can’t even remember the last time I had a FULL WEEK to myself… to plan as I wished, to go with the flow, to explore new places and people. In the process, I had a wonderful time… and as much self-work as I have done, I actually learned a LOT about myself, as I am today, right now. And I have come to terms with some parts of me that I didn’t even know I still needed to come to terms with.

In return for my exuberance about the entire trip, like attracts like: I have met only the friendliest and most helpful people throughout the duration, regardless of where I have been (more on THAT later…). Also, in one week, I have driven through, seen, and stopped at amazing and absolutely breathtaking places in our country, including Hot Springs Mountain in Arkansas, the cattle ranch plains of Texas, the various types of mountains from Western North Carolina and Tennessee to those in New Mexico abd Colorado (including the AWESOME Great Sand Dunes in southern Colorado), the grassy plains of Kansas, and a mixture of everything in between. I have felt the distinctly different energy in different towns and different areas… and I have enjoyed every single moment as a moment in itself.

So, tonight, as I sit in the quickly encompassing darkness while gleefully listening to the symphony of nature going on right outside of my tent, at the pond, I realize I’m simultaneously a little sad and happy to be returning home tomorrow… but of everything, I realize that this week’s experience has been the perfect exercise in living moment to moment, completely in the now, and taking time out to enjoy every bit of it… and every bit of me. In preparation of returning to the “every day” life, I am bound and determined to remember to enjoy and savor every moment as I have done in this past week, because it’s those joys that allow us to fully blossom into all of who we really are… which is what the Road to Awakening is all about.

 

 

 

 

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