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November 19, 2014 Ask and it is given #shericonaway

Life is a series of synchronicities

Today, I went to see my massage therapist after a months long hiatus…but let me start at the beginning of this particular sequence.

Over the last week or two, I had put out the thought that I really wanted a massage again. My body needed it and so did my spirit, for many reasons. Part of it was the unique connection that has developed with my massage therapist, both through shared concepts of spirituality and research and because we shared a very intense experience in a healing class last year. I think, in hindsight, that just as the Universe provided a reason for me to contact her again, it had also provided a scenario which caused me to stop my monthly massages for awhile.

As we spoke at length about what we’d been doing, what we’d discovered and just spirituality in general (though is it ever really general?), it occurred to me that after spending many months in a very intimate, intense program, we both needed a break from each other to process what we’d learned about ourselves, the Universe and each other. We needed a time to use some of the tools we’d learned and investigate what we’d discovered about our own personal beings. We both needed time to follow our artistic, creative hearts. And so, we did.

As we came back together today, after the Universe kindly presented me with an aching shoulder and neck as an opportunity to reconnect, we shared our successes and our progress, but also some of what we’d learned over the last few months. A subject which has been of interest to me since my early teens (at least as much as I remember) came up in our conversation, and she recommended a YouTube video to me. Not only did she recommend it while we were talking before she did some energy work for me, she made a point of reminding me of the title as I was leaving.

When our Guides and the Universe feel something is important to our growth, they will do whatever is necessary to ensure that we follow through.

After a quick stop to pick up groceries, I came home and immediately brought up the video knowing that if I didn’t, the Universal head slaps would begin until I complied. It was very clear to me that watching the video was more important than anything else at this moment in time.

I have always been fascinated by people who channel, and somewhere, deep in my subconscious was a little seed that said I was needed for this task as well, but I had no idea where to even begin.

After watching only part of the video, I copied the link into a new blog post as well as to my Facebook page. I just felt that I needed to share it. Even more interesting (at least to me) is the fact that I had not yet written today’s post (I even double-checked as I was surprised at the discovery). It seems that not only was I meant to learn about this video today, but I was also meant to share it today and my blog post was intentionally delayed as a result.

I have, in hindsight, had a feeling for at least a few days now that I was about to hit a turning point, though there was no indication what part of my life would be affected. After watching the video which I’ve linked to this post, it is clear to me that the turning point will involve channeling in some way. I don’t know yet whether I will be doing the channeling or supporting someone else. I only know that it is something which is to become a large part of my life. If I were to guess, though, I’d say that whoever is waiting to be channeled will do so through me. But time will tell. I only need to leave myself open and available to the possibilities.

As I was watching the video, I was guided to begin this post, and guided to give synchronicity credit for my decision. Not two minutes after I typed the headline about synchronicities, one of the speakers began speaking on that exact topic.

Opening to the messages from our guides is the single most important thing we can do for ourselves.

In the past 15 or 20 years, I have, slowly but surely learned that my guides are there to help me, and that they will communicate with me in any way they can, often via emotions and their physical manifestations. It is only when we begin to follow their guidance that we begin to achieve our heart’s desire; that we begin to live the life we were meant to live; that going where we want to, accomplishing what we desire is simply a matter of accepting the help we’re offered after we’ve sent passionate messages out to the collective consciousness about what it is we truly want.

Now, I have to caution you that this video is not going to resonate with everyone. It challenges the concepts of religion and the One God, as well as the concept of Jesus or any other single being people are told to worship. If you will be offended by these concepts, I wouldn’t recommend watching the video. But if you can watch it with an open mind, knowing that you don’t have to agree with everything the channelers say (though I will tell you right now, there wasn’t a single thing they said to which I wasn’t able to say “Oh, yeah! That’s what I’ve been talking about!), please give it a chance. You might find your mind blown, just as I did.

I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to my guides, Barb’s guides, the Universe and all who made sure I watched this video tonight. This entire process was the finest example of synchronicity I’ve seen in my life so far, choosing to quit my accounting job to write included!

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for Synchronicity.
2. I am grateful to my Guides for giving me signs, usually small, discreet ones, but occasionally, like today, gigantic, flashing neon ones.
3. I am grateful that my life has been blessed by people who teach me new things all the time; about the world, about myself, about possibilities.
4. I am grateful to my daughter for getting me started as a blogger so I could share experiences like this.
5. I am grateful for my ability to indulge in an abundance of random acts of philanthropy.
6. I am grateful for abundance: synchronicities, gratitude, guidance, learning, human evolution, expanding wisdom, joy, love, peace, harmony, friendship, health and prosperity.

Namaste

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November 16, 2014 On being devoid of a blog topic #shericonaway

What to do when a blog topic simply won’t come.

As if I didn’t need further proof, today I better understood why I tend to write best late at night. But since I vowed to write my blog earlier in the day to leave the night free for my latest NaNoWriMo challenge I needed to find a way to rattle the cobwebs and find a topic. Yet I sat here for awhile and could come up with nothing, so I did the next best thing and went into the living room to meditate.

With Munchkin curled happily in my lap and two heart stones tucked close to mine, I drifted into that world where I’m sometimes completely lucid, while others, tossed into a dream with hidden meanings for me to decipher. This time, I got a little of both, possibly exacerbated by a night of interrupted sleep, thanks to the return of the winds from which this town got its name and a squealing attic fan above my bedroom which the winds turned into the proverbial squeaking wheel.

I won’t go into the dream part here, though I’ve tried to document it elsewhere for dissection later. What did come out was part of a verse from “Alice in Wonderland”. Unfortunately, when I awoke, the actual verse had slipped my mind. After digging through my only minimally organized library to no avail, I decided to search the internet and, fortunately, found success when I read the line in question which happens to be from the poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and looks like this:

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

I realized that in the hundreds of thousands of words I’ve typed over the last few years (closing in on six at this writing), I have, indeed, talked of cabbages, kings, and everything in between at one point or another. I have used this as a forum to discuss topics both inflammatory and benign. I have had seemingly benign topics taken out of context to become inflammatory, and have learned more about myself and some of my friends and acquaintances than I ever would have had I not just opened up and talked about whatever came to mind.

Life: The ultimate learning experience

I had no idea when I began this journey how something which is both simple and complicated; being open and honest about my thoughts, feelings and experiences; would resonate with so many people, and give them the opportunity to, in turn, share what they’d kept to themselves as well. It seems that by opening up one’s soul, we provide a safe place for someone else to do the same.

I’ve also learned that when someone shuts down on me, it is part of their own journey and nothing to do with me. Though at times, it is still difficult to not take it to heart, I do accept that the person has their own reasons and the right to see what I do and say as threatening to their well-being and to do what they feel is necessary to protect that. (a couple of people where I dance come to mind. One who stopped speaking to me around the time she got married for reasons I cannot fathom, and another when I touched too closely on a personal issue, and pressed too hard to help her heal something she wasn’t ready to release). I remind myself that it is not required that they explain themselves to me, but just for me to accept their choices, learn from my own reactions and move on. As far as I know, that is all their time in my life was meant to do.

Thankfully, most of the experiences I’ve had have been incredibly positive and have helped me to grow in ways I can clearly see. I used to say “If I touch only one life and make it a little better, I’ve been successful here.” While it has been nice to hear that I have done so a time or two, it is more fulfilling to just keep putting myself out there, allowing the Universe to take my words where it may and use them as it will to help someone through a tough time, or even better, help them learn the lessons I struggle with; patience, kindness, compassion, acceptance; and spread what they’ve learned around as well.

When we fight “against” something, what we really do is make it stronger by giving it our energy.

I’ve long contended that if you want a weed to wither and die, you deny it food and water. In the case of things which involve humans; war, hatred, poverty, politics; the food is our energy, our attention. I’m learning that it is more than just a waste of energy to hate someone or something. It’s a  giving away of power, and makes them stronger! While I certainly am no saint and cannot love those who have hurt me, others I care about or the world in general, I am learning to simply withdraw my attention. It might be a clear withdrawal like blocking someone on social media or from commenting on my blog, but usually, it’s just walking away from the topic in general.

You could say I put my head in the sand because I don’t listen to the news or seek it out on the ‘net any more. That’s your prerogative. I like to think of it as paying attention to the things that truly matter; the lives and comfort of the men and women who are sent to fight those wars; the fireman saving a kitten; the human beings behind the hopelessness of homelessness, the success stories of those who seek compassionate treatment of stray and abandoned animals, abused children and people who might make a better life for themselves with a little bit of help through a tough time.

So if I fail to show interest in the atrocities our media tells us are being committed by another government, or the constant bashing going on in our political system, or the latest drive by shooting…this is my way of trying to change things. I use my energy to send compassion to both victim and perpetrator (because, in truth, isn’t someone who commits an atrocity on another soul a victim themselves?), to cheer every success story I see from animal rescue groups and activists and, yes, to share my journey, both successes and failures as well.

Not everyone is ready for the concept of healing from our energy field in, but should we withhold our energy from them when they need it?

The world is changing…no, the world mind is changing. More and more people are embracing healing practices which look at the Human Energy Field and the Universal Energy Field. Many realize that the maladies we humans suffer come through those energy fields and as such, can be healed there as well. But not everyone is ready to embrace this. As I found out the hard way, some want to hang onto whatever it is that makes them ill, not because they want to be ill, but because they feel comfortable with the thing which they cling to. It’s safe and it’s familiar. They do, however, feel comfortable with the prayers of others, or healing energy, little knowing that, in truth, they are simply using the energy infusion from others through their thoughts to heal themselves.

I have friends who have come far enough along in their evolution towards Divinity and connection with their Higher Self that they seek answers when they feel less than 100%, and want to know if something in their past, their present or their ancestry is keeping them from being well. Others are just not ready to embrace such concepts. Neither one is wrong. They are simply following their own path, and it is for me and others as well to simply provide what is needed at the level to which it can be accepted.

If I’ve learned nothing else, it is that we are all in this together, be we cabbages, kings or anything in between.

I used to struggle with the concepts of religion and spirituality, but more, of where I fit in in the general scheme of things. Strangely enough, it was the original Star Wars movies which first began resonating with me, and from there, I arrived at the feeling that we are all connected, a sort of Universal mind. As a result, I sought out books, videos, webinars and other learning tools to help me grasp a concept which is so much bigger than a single human being. What I found was that I am not a single human being. I am Source, and Source is me. Every human being, every animal, everything which has a soul (and who am I to decide who and what that might be?) is in me. I am all of the good, the bad, the in between, the things I love and the things I hate but try not to…in short, we are all intimately connect by the Universal Energy Field. Like a circle, there is no beginning and no end.

And so, I’ll go on writing about cabbages and kings and everything in between.

My gratitudes today are:
1. I am grateful for all I have learned and all I have yet to learn.
2. I am grateful for the people who encourage me to keep writing, even if they are simply followers of my blog or hits on my stats.
3. I am grateful for the methods I have learned to trigger creativity.
4. I am grateful for lazy days spent hiding from the howling wind, warm and safe in my house with kitties who need cuddling.
5. I am grateful for the relationship I have with my daughter, Heather. While sometimes turbulent (as most mother-daughter relationships can be) she is one of my dearest friends and most prolific teachers.

Namaste

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