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September changed perception

September is gone and the world has changed… at least for me. Remember my post Perception creates reality? I still am not sure of all the changes ‘the energies of September’ have brought for me, but there was one specific moment that I feel is important to share. It happened during a meditation on the 27th, the day of the Blood Moon. Of all the effects the last few weeks might have had, this experience may have caused the most pronounced change of my perception.

During meditation I was told I would experience the ‘appreciation event’. I perceived my Guide spreading out a blanket on the ground in front of us. We walked onto it and suddenly someone pulled it away from underneath our feet (like that moment in the movies when someone pulls away the tablecloth and all the plates and glasses seem to just jump up and drop back on the table?). Perhaps it was intended to show me how they can ‘literally’ pull the rug out from under my feet, and I’m still standing.

chestThe next moment I perceived myself slowly sinking into water, deeper and deeper until I reached something resembling the ocean’s bottom. There my attention was drawn to my left and a big chest filled with treasures. I then saw people approaching the chest, admiring the treasures.

I was turned around, to look the other direction. There I was given something 20151004_140854resembling a heart shaped balloon, I held it in my arms and I knew: ‘this is APPRECIATION’. I felt it in my heart.  I suddenly realized: Once I truly understood and felt appreciation for what is, all ‘the treasures of the world’ that many of us are constantly trying to accumulate lose their meaning.

Once you shift your perception from ‘what you think you need’ to ‘appreciating what you have’ you have changed your world. It was a simple message but the ramifications are far reaching and powerful.

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Are we there yet?

I recently came across Molly’s post on 2020 Spiritual Vision (thanks Molly!).  She mentions that “…Living a life lead by spirit is a walk with faith…” and I completely agree. At least my spiritual path doesn’t feel easy either. Many of us endure some severe, some difficult, some seemingly ridiculous physical, emotional and mental symptoms. Some of us are so tired that – aside from those symptoms – we may also suffer additional burnout due to our Awakening. So it may feel as if we’re being pushed through the eye of a needle to prove our dedication. I hope that’s not the objective but rather a side effect of following this type of spiritual path. All the pains and losses and whatnot symptoms along the way are our perceptions and reactions to the signs of change, the transformation we’re going through. So are we nuts or what?

Sometimes the challenging parts of this path may appear as bordering insanity (depending on your perspective, of course). ‘Following Guidance’ is a major component of my path. It took me a long time to achieve a better, clearer communication with my Spirit Guides. When this finally came to pass it seemed only natural that I follow their advice. This doesn’t mean I’m a puppet, I hope. I always try to treat my Guides with respect. I’ve noticed if I follow their suggestions things frequently work out well for me – if I don’t, then not so much.

cardboardFor the last year or so my husband and I have been told by Guidance that we’ll be moving soon. The dates keep being pushed out but the message remains essentially the same. So all renovation projects around this house (new flooring etc) get postponed, from one month to the next to the next… you get the picture. We feel as if we need to be ready for the move but nothing happens. We’re lucky we haven’t packed yet or we would have been living out of cardboard boxes for the last half year! But we do have the empty boxes ready.

Travel is another great example of how dedication to my Guided path  has changed my life. I used to love traveling, not so much anymore. When I’m considering a trip I ask Guidance if the trip would be beneficial or if there is a reason I shouldn’t go. If they object, I usually conform. Unfortunately the few times I asked that question in recent times, I was told to stay home. Last summer, however, my husband and I were specifically asked to take a trip to Switzerland – and so we did. Are we crazy? Probably but since we have Guides shouldn’t we listen? We went, we had a good time and made important connections.

It is true: no one promised it would be easy (as Molly stated) and sometimes it may get to the point of butthurtridiculousness but would I want to change it? Probably not. Spiritual dedication can be a pain in the butt (literally, as I spend so much time on my zafu) but there’s no question of quitting at this point. Did I sign up for this? Not that I am aware of but it’s possible I missed the small print. One of the things I’ve learned on this Spiritual Journey is to have a lot of patience and not take things too seriously. Just like life itself. It may be terminal but it’s not serious.


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Be Who You Truly Are

These five words along with the revelation of having Spirit Guides changed my life. It completely changed my perception of life, of the world, the Universe. It was such a simple sentence and yet had such a strong impact on how I perceived myself and the way I wanted to lead my life. At the time I was told this, I had no idea who I “truly” was. And yet, those words hit home. It was the truth. But how do I find out who I truly am and how can I be that?

It was the year 2005 and I had called a psychic/medium/healer/energy worker. It happened more out of curiosity than a pressing need (I’d heard miraculous things about his work). At least that was my understanding of the situation back then. From my current perspective I would say the whole incident was well orchestrated by the same Guides who revealed themselves to me – via the psychic – in that very same session. The psychic told me there wasn’t much he could assist with but for one important message from my Spirit Guides: Be Who You Truly are!

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t about “walk the walk and talk the talk”. The message I received in 2005 was to recognize that there’s a lot more to this Universe than just the physical manifestation and effects we perceive. There is a lot more to me than what I was aware of at that time. I needed to discover who I am and the potentials I have.

Recently I had a meditation during which I was shown a floating iceberg. The iceberg represented me. The part under water was huge compared to the small portion above. This is not an uncommon analogy. iceberg

Psychologists like to use this iceberg analogy: What is above water is conscious, our conscious awareness. The part touching the water, sometimes in, sometimes peeking out of the water is the subconscious. The biggest part (90-95%) of the iceberg which is below the surface represents our unconscious.

However, in my case the iceberg above water represented what I (and others) perceive of myself in my mortal daily life. The portion under water represented my mind. It showed me the potentials and possibilities I have access to.

Being who you truly are isn’t a destination, a static state you can achieve. The longer I’ve been on this journey, I find the “being” morphing into “becoming” who I truly am. The further I come along, the more possibilities open up.

Although it sounds so easy, I wouldn’t say being / becoming who you truly are is a simple task. In fact, connecting to and trusting my Guidance has been instrumental in achieving who I am at this point .Find more about connecting to Guides here.

Do you know who YOU truly are…..becoming?


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Perception – Creating our reality (Part 2)

Your perception is not my reality. Your reality is not my perception.”

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Depending on your perception you might see a vase or two people looking at each other…or both. This is true for the rest of us: some perceive both, some either…and who knows, there may be some who simply see a black-and-white pattern.  If the image wasn’t so ambiguous, there would probably be an agreement on what is portrayed since humans generally tend to share perceptions. We live in a shared reality.

This isn’t true for the metaphysical realms (and please keep in mind I can only speak from my own experience and that of a handful of other people). When connecting to, accessing or working with the metaphysical, perceptions vary widely. In my last post I alluded to the lack of shared reality when “playing in the metaphysical realms”. If you are on an individual spiritual path (in contrast to sharing group experience and perception in an Ashram with a Guru ) it is very likely that your experiences with the metaphysical will be very different from any others’. I am sure you’ve heard someone talking about being guided by Angels, another saying it is Spirit Guides or higher self. Does the label matter?  Not really – the label is applied by belief, education, social setting etc., etc. It’s just a label. What is important is THAT you perceive, in some manner, another entity.

For most of us, perception is heavily based on past experiences (and to some degree on our motivational and emotional state). Experiences provide context. Early in my “spiritual quest” I was told about Spirit Guides and how they assisted us on our path. This set me up for certain expectations (read: perception) and a context. I’ve learnt that metaphysicals try to match our level of perception for communication purposes, if they don’t, we may not perceive anything (unfortunately that has happened to me numerous times). Usually we can’t interpret the information that our mind perceives when we lack the context. In order to perceive more of what we’re not familiar with (and there is a whole lot out there) we need to expand our perception and be open for new experiences….

…and enjoy them.

 


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Information and Change

This post refers to a “frequency shift” around July 16 – 17 which fits with the recent info I was given by my Guides.
In my last post “what’s going on” I was talking about an increase of pressure and felt urgency from Gidance to “tune in” more and spend more time meditating as I am being prepared for yet another “event” = energetic shift …which supposedly also affects us humans. Well, the timeframe I was given fits pretty well with the ones given here, perhaps just a bit earlier, but definitely towards the next weekend. No matter when the energy flows commence…if we are tuned in, we’ll feel the nudges when it is time to sit quietly and open up to experience the shift. I am sure if your Spirit Guides consider this shift important for you, they’ll make the provisions for you to do so, so if you are busy with mortal life issues during that time, don’t worry because part of you can be tuned in, will be tuned in and experience what’s happening. More on that another time…. So here is the post about info and change

My Limited Vu

Recently a friend was commenting on the lack of new information coming from channelers and other spokespersons for the metaphysical/spiritual planes.  After a bit of thought from my limited point of view I decided to make the following my first post.

Hope seems to be a primary purpose of spirit entities providing info to the channelers. Without a frequent infusion of hope many of us wouldn’t survive the constant media blows of confusion and fear. We hope for change in whatever form – “things will be better soon”, ascension, 5D, whatever. We hope for manifestation of personal and collective desires; winning lottery numbers, a new relationship, whatever. We hope…

There appear to be two other primary purposes of channeling: 1) connection to, awareness of the conscious Universe, and 2) the evolution (growth) of our mortal minds to prepare us for future roles in the conscious Universe. I’m relatively certain that…

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Spirit Guides 3 – my own path –

This would be MY version of “how to connect to Spirit Guides”. When I was first introduced to the “idea” that there are Spirit Guides it raised my curiosity. I wanted to get in touch with them and the simplest and at that time probably easiest way for me to connect with them was via a pendulum. I tried it but have to admit that it only worked for a short time – and never worked that well for me as you REALLY have to be very focused to ask your question, come up with VERY precise questions etc etc. Not my path.

hand-pendulum-dowsingSo I tried out a technique that I started calling “staring at the wall”. I set aside some time almost every day and simply sat there – like many do in their meditation, only I had my eyes open, staring at a white wall. I was hoping to receive information that way. Well, to be honest, I started seeing darker spots on the wall, here and there, then sometimes they seemed to move around, another time certain parts of the wallpaper seemed more pronounced or come into focus more than others. Then again, I would “see” something in the patterns of the wallpaper just like you might look at clouds and see a horse or a teapot in the cloud formation, that sort of thing. Whatever “vision” I was hoping for … it didn’t happen. I then played a little with colors: stared at a red blanket or a blue towel or whatever I could find in some intense color and drape it over two chairs and then start staring at the white wall. As you may have guessed: I then saw the complementary color. Don’t ask me why – just did that. Now, years later, I can only guess I was guided to do those things to train my eyes in some way.

Months passed, no vision. Nonetheless I kept my ritual of staring and started feeling tingling and tickling around my head and face more and more. It felt like someone was moving energy very gently around my head.

spirit guides2It wasn’t until 3 years later that something changed. In the meantime I had met my (now) husband and we were doing “sessions” together. I started listening to music that I had selected for the “wallstaring” as it seemed conducive for this kind of work. It wasn’t music from one of those meditation CDs you can find anywhere, I would actually call it atypical for this purpose…but it was important that it worked for me….and it did. The more I used it, the easier it was to get into that altered state that I now achieved quite easily when staring at the wall. Still no visions though. However, I started perceiving with my inner eye. Now, years later, I cannot recall the first times it happened but it felt like we were doing something like a guided meditation although my husband only guided me into the “spot” and then I would tell him what I perceived. This is a technique that we continued for quite some time. It could best be described as a Shaman’s Journey.

That was the same year I was told by a very dear, closely guided friend that I needed to try out Journaling. She told me that it was the way her Sacred Community started working with her. So from then on I sat in the same spot, same times as before but instead of staring I would have an open journal in front of me and wait for “thoughts” that would come in. I wrote them down, no matter how strange or nonsensical they were…..and most of them made no sense at all to me. Looking back now, it seems like we were just trying to establish our communication patterns here. I am still amazed at how hard it must be for our Spirit Guides to get their messages through…but they do…eventually.

It took another 2-3 years for communication to get clearer. I do get messages now that make sense and are made up of meaningful sentences. It doesn’t mean I never doubt what I get or that I do not use discernment anymore – as there may be other metaphysicals who try to disrupt, interfere, play games or whatever else….but communication works A WHOLE LOT BETTER now than it did in the early years.

The steps that seemed important in accomplishing this (aside from what you may have read in the other two posts) were:

1) Discipline and dedication. Setting a daily routine – same place and time – when I try to contact my Spirit Guides is helpful. If I can’t do it every day then I will pick days that work: Monday, Wednesday and the weekend, every other day …or whatever works for you

2) Be as neutral as possible: going into a communication with lots of thoughts or stirred-up emotions will potentially cause problems. Instead, you will want to be in a somewhat neutral state of mind

3) Use some kind of a “protection-mantra” that will banish any and all negative energies, entities etc, trying to ensure a protected communication channel free of any interferences

4) Especially in the early days it was helpful to use certain incense and/or music to accompany the “session” as sound and scents worked as triggers for my body and mind to get ready

There are probably many more little tricks that I cannot come up with right now, but I will add them in the future. If you plan to get in touch with your Spirit Guides, you can get started with the above and see what happens. Have a journal with you and see what comes through. If you are more of an artist, perhaps you feel compelled to draw, for others the communication may be movements. My Guides have shown me certain movements of hands or body in sessions – some were like Mudras, the ones using my whole body ended up being a dance, creating a certain flow of energy that was important for me at that time (or so was told later). Be open and see what happens…and most of all: have FUN


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Spirit Guides 2

This is an article about guides worth reading

How To Connect With Your Spirit Guides

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I have been listening to my spirit guides since 2009. Mind you, if you asked them they would tell you that I have heard them my whole life, I just never listened. You can label them anyway that resonates with you. Some like higher self, intuition, angels, conscience or even just spirit but I have always preferred the term Guides. I believe that connecting with our own inner voice is powerful and necessary.

How I learned to hear my spirit guides was through a workshop I took. The steps were simple; the hard part was trusting and weeding out my ego. Like mastering all things, these techniques will take time and dedication. I believe all of us have the ability to do this with practice and patience.

Steps to Follow

The first thing is to let go of any doubting belief systems that you have in place. If you believe you are not capable of this, chances are you are not at this time. You will be once you change your state of mind. The techniques will still be there waiting for you when you are ready.

After letting go of doubt, the second step is to know nothing is your imagination. This will also help you to let go of any worry that you are not hearing correctly or that you are going crazy.

How will you be hearing? Well, the short answer is in your mind. It will sound like you as in your own thoughts. You will not be hearing with your ears. It’s not like some voice will pipe up from the chair in the corner of the room and say, “Hey there, this is your guide speaking.” Although it would make things really funny and a whole lot easier, that’s not how it works.

Spirit GuidesPay attention to your thoughts. When thinking to yourself, asking questions or you are going about your day to day life pay attention to what your thoughts are specifically saying. If you hear “you”, “we” or your name… that’s it. For example, if I’m having a hard time with something I’ll hear in my head, “you can do this!” In my opinion, this is something else outside of yourself speaking to you. Another example is when I ask questions in my head and I hear, “you already know the answer to this.” If it was me speaking in my head, I would say “I.”

Sometimes words will not always be the form of communication they use. It can be a whole range of things such as pictures, symbols, memories, points of references from movies, shows, books you’ve read or my favourite, synchronicity! Things will come into your mind randomly that you need to pay attention to especially things that repeat and connect. For example, I know about the suffering that is going on in the world. This was causing me a lot of frustration. All of a sudden one day I started to hear a scene from one of ‘The Simpsons Tree House of Horror’ episodes. It was the one where the billboards come alive and Lisa discovers that by looking at them they were giving them power and so to defeat them, the town of Springfield had to stop looking at them while Lisa sings her song, “Just Don’t Look.” Well I kept hearing the song playing in my head for days.  I then watched a Russell Brand compilation where he talks about not paying attention to the bad and focusing on what you want and solutions and that was the validation I needed to know it was them trying to tell me something. I began to focus with understanding and more importantly, the world I wanted to live in.

One of the most important things when trying to connect is having validation which you can definitely ask for. My guides know that if they are giving me messages and they accompany it with synchronicity, it will be the validation I need if I’m having trouble believing or listening. You can use whatever form of validation works best for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask if you are hearing correctly. Know that wherever we get our intuition from whether its spirit guides or our higher self or even God, know that the messages are there to help and don’t take it to a place of fear, but rather know that it’s coming from a place of love. Also, keep in mind they have a sense of humour. One time while I was smudging my home, I suddenly heard the Ghostbusters theme song playing in my head. I had a good laugh about it.

There’s an easy exercise you can do to help you connect. I did this exercise at the beginning of the workshop I took. You will need a piece of paper and a pen. You can do it with a friend or alone. You or your friend will write down a series of one word questions and you have to immediately write down the first thing that comes to mind. Remember all the previous steps listed above and go with it. I’ve heard that switching from your predominate hand may help greatly with this. The questions are as follows: “Male or Female,” “Name,” “Age,” “Appearance” and “Any Messages.” You can add or change the questions however you like. When I did this exercise, a friend of mine who recently passed came through. Loved ones who have passed on can also guide us as well as animals.

I’ve been actively listening for about 5 years now, but I am no master and I argue occasionally because I’m either having a hard time believing or don’t agree with the guidance. Don’t feel bad if you do the same. Just know that our guides are here to assist. Opening yourself to this gift will take time and practice but after awhile it will become second nature. I hope my steps have been helpful.

For more in depth information on how to connect with spirit guides, types of spirit guides and more, check out this ‘Ask Teal’ video.