Morning Coffee – Time to Build that Bridge

Cafés_bombón_-_BurgosI found myself thinking a lot about the St. Louis Arch this morning, and when I asked Spirit why it was so dominating my awareness, this is what came. I thought it would make a perfect complement to your morning cup, so here you are.

Is it any accident that it is named the Gateway Arch? I don’t think so. Certainly it was only meant as a gateway to the West, but what if we expand that symbolism for a moment? What if it could be used, spiritually, as a symbol for the gateway to our higher consciousness?

Bridges in all their forms have been brought into my awareness with increasing frequency over the past few weeks, and there is always a reason for these repeated messages. I keep getting them until the Universe gets my attention. Well, the Universe has my attention.

Symbolically, a bridge represents any sort of transition, and I bet we’re all in agreement that collectively we are in a time of transition. Since they are also a means of crossing from one plane to another, a bridge can represent a critical juncture in life, and whether (we) will be able to go through with the change from one state of being to another.(My interpretation of this sign/symbol is that it brings a collective message, not just an individual one. The St. Louis Arch is a massive structure, larger than an ‘ordinary’ bridge.)

The St. Louis Arch, in St. Louis, MissouriMy very next question was how then, are we to build this bridge? We must consciously choose to allow for the inflow of the Cosmic Codes  that are streaming in from Higher Intelligence (macro-cosmic level) that are designed to re-pattern our (micro-cosmic level) DNA so that we may become a more perfect reflection or harmonic of that Great Cosmic Chord now reverberating throughout Creation.

Take a few moments in the morning to open yourself – using your imagination – to the wonder and beauty of the Light that is streaming in all around you. Imagine this Light pouring into your crown, and flowing to the center of your brain. As you sit and allow this Light to stream in, you are building the Bridge of which Spirit speaks. When this bridge is complete, you shall be able to walk the Light Bridge to our collective next evolution.

Well, that turned out to be a bit heavy for a morning’s cup, but there you have it.

Now go have a glorious day. I know I will!

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Morning Coffee – An Insight Came Today

List of Greek dishesSometimes the toughest thing to do is to keep moving forward. No, this isn’t a downer piece, at least I hope not. It’s another glorious day, and my heart is full of joy and gratitude for the blessings in my life, and for some very important lessons I’ve learned in the past little while.

I talk a lot about how things seem to be shifting with lightning speed, and about how we needn’t get too attached to what we ‘think’ our path is, because these days, it doesn’t take much for that path to be shifted in what can sometimes appear to be a blink of the eye.

I would also like to observe that the article about the power of a single, small choice is relevant here as well. It wasn’t only my response to a whisper from Spirit, but also a choice made by another that contributed to a pretty dramatic shift in my trajectory. Again.

It caught me off-guard, but I am coming to terms with this shift. So where is the insight I said I’d share with you today? Here it is: We cannot let the opinions of others determine our destiny. We cannot allow those thought forms, no matter how well-formed they are, to imprison or affect us. But we are, after all, only human one might say. Yes.

So feel the feelings that come up. Feel them deeply so they don’t get stuck in the very cells of your body. Bless the sender, and release them to their highest purpose, for they are as set upon their path as you are on yours.

Give thanks where possible for the goodness that was there to be tasted, and forgive yourself and the others for their human-ness.  Every person, every ‘problem’, every ‘negative situation’ is sent on our path to help us to learn and to grow, and sometimes that growth requires the strength to overcome.

Maybe take just a moment here to focus on someone or something you feel is keeping your spirit in a cage, or is bringing your spirit down somehow. Now imagine yourself inside that cage, looking out. Spend a moment trying whatever way you usually try to make yourself heard or understood, and realize this time it is not working.

Now be quiet. Take a breath. Deep into your belly. Notice that the other is standing, waiting somehow, for – is it just your imagination? – you to release them from the situation as well.

As you calmly center yourself, you have the urge to put your right hand in your pocket. What you find there is a beautiful golden key that perfectly fits the lock of the cage door. Open it, and when you do, you realize that you – and the other person – are now both free to go your own ways. Wave now, with a grateful heart. Your time together is done.

Now go have a glorious day! I know I will.

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Morning Coffee – Some Observations on Living a Spirit-guided Life

English: Medialunas (croissants) and coffee, b...It has been a time of intense testing and clearing for me, and this particular phase has lasted longer than any other I’ve experienced since my awakening. The Fall of 2012 ushered in this transition. At the time, I thought it would be a couple of weeks and all would be back on track. Nope.

 

As 2012 drew to a close, the temperature kept rising, and the pressure continued to build. I had to remember to remind myself that we are never given a burden heavier than we can carry. At least that’s what I’ve heard. Things and people I thought were stable fixtures in my life proved otherwise, and that knocked me back quite a ways. I even began to doubt that Spirit was there for me. Shouting into the vast blackness of isolation, only my voice echoed back at me, and I began to feel adrift on a sunless sea.

 

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The Importance of Staying Grounded

Your Body Needs Grounding

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There are many techniques you can use to ground your energy which are helpful to maintaining the integrity of your energy field. The simple method I suggest to people is to place oneself inside a pillar of Light of whatever color or combination of colors you desire it to be.

From your heart center, connect yourself to the Heart of the Mother, the heart of the planet. Allow yourself to feel the supportive energy rising up through the pillar and flowing into your body through your feet. You may feel some tingling or warmth. Allow the  energy to fill you up and energize you, until it fountains out the top of your head and flows out and around you permeating your auric field, enlivening and balancing your energy.

This simple exercise will stabilize your energy field.

Some other things you can do to help ground your energy is taking baking soda baths or sea salt baths.  This will help neutralize the excess energies.

There is a second layer of grounding I wish to address here today as well, and that is the actual grounding of your physical body. A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon something called Earthing. I had been searching for something non-invasive to help with chronic pain, and Spirit led me to a small book that I read with great interest.

I purchased the mat, because I couldn’t afford the sheet, and the extender cord so I could plug it into a wall socket near the bed. I then placed the mat near my pillow so that when I slept on my side, I would be grounded because my hands would be in contact with the mat.

When I moved from the little house in the country into the city place, the mat didn’t make it out of the box. I’ve been here over a year, and towards the end of January of this year, I had the hit to pull out the grounding mat again. I started sleeping grounded just before the intense energy waves began to hit the planet.

I slept better, and more deeply, and was not as affected by these waves as those around me. It wasn’t until my daughter, who has a weakness in her electrical system, had a more severe than normal episode which sent her to the hospital that I began to look for an explanation.

A couple of weeks after this event, I had a conversation with someone who’d had their first severe migraine episode around the same time as this happened with my daughter. I started to do some asking around after this other conversation, because now I had the sense something was there to be understood about this.

I have heard enough reports of increased headaches, flare-ups of other nervous system weaknesses, and first-time migraine-level episodes to postulate there may be a connection between insufficient grounding of the bio-electric system that we are to the Earth and the increase in these types of experiences.

Nervous system. Français : Système nerveux.

The body’s nervous system is the wiring that conducts the currents, and what happens when there is an overload in an ungrounded system? The wires can get fried or the circuit breaker pops. If there is not a pathway for the excess energy to discharge through, then the system will seek a way to compensate for the overload. Could this be the reason for the increase in problems people have been having with their nervous systems lately?

I would answer in the affirmative. The Earthing products are non-invasive, and some are relatively inexpensive. It would be worth a look, and I encourage you to explore the site and listen to your inner guidance. Our bodies need all the help they can get these days, and I believe this technology can be of great assistance to us.

If you are wondering what you can do to regain some balance, perhaps this will help.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Morning Coffee – 02/20/13 – Opportunity’s Knock

Viewpoint Shift

Español: Un café con leche y un cruasán.The energy of the seven squares (Uranus/Pluto) seems to be intensifying. One of the things I note is that I am not the only one who seems to be in a state of suspension these days, no matter how hard I try to ferret out what is coming next for my life. There is some comfort to be gained from that, and I’ve had to make some major adjustments to my outlook in the past few weeks to regain even a semblance of balance in my world.

I noticed myself really beginning to stress out about my current circumstances, and had to borrow a couple of pages from the book of things I tell others to do all the time:  breathe. Just focus on the very next thing you need to do, and it will eventually all take care of itself. I have spent considerable energy and time trying to discern a little farther down the path than I needed to do of late, and have been stymied in all my attempts to ‘figure it out’.

One thing I have learned over the years is that when we master a lesson at one level of consciousness, the learning is not done. There will be a more intense round of that lesson at the next, similar point in your spiritual development. The good sign when you encounter a familiar ‘learning’ energy is that you are on your way to making another leap forward in your spiritual development. The downside is, it will test you in the same way it did the last time through. You will be pushed to your limits, challenged to transcend the illusion of your own limitations.

This past weekend, I had an opportunity to see clearly just how whiny I’d become. What a waste of energy that is, especially when there is a lot I  can do now to prepare for whatever the next thing is after this thing is done. I resolved to turn my energy to actually doing what I can do, and to quit crying about not knowing what comes after that.  It’s exactly what I tell others to do to move through a challenging situation, and I’ve employed this method myself before.

I will say this is the first time I’ve really not been able to see  beyond the absolute very next thing that needs to be done, and that is where the learning is happening for me. A new level of trust in Spirit. A new level of faith is being cultivated in the garden of my spiritual growth.

Instead of continuing to lament about my circumstances, especially after hearing that others are also having the same experience of not knowing which way they are headed or what to do next, I have shifted my perspective to pay more attention to the fact that with the rapid acceleration of linear time, and the added influence of sudden change, I am in a wonderful place of great opportunity. There is a knocking upon the door of my experience. I need to quit ignoring the knock. I need to open the door and welcome the opportunity into my life.

To all of you who are feeling the overwhelm these days, know you are not the only one going through this. The acceleration of linear time will move us through these tough lessons more quickly, so that is a blessing. The potential for sudden changes can bring a greater opportunity for service if we just remain focused on what our part in the process is one moment at a time.

It is almost as if the Great Orchestrator is maximizing the deployment of all resources by waiting until the last moment to place them. (We have free will, and I believe that is also playing a part in the lives of many of us these days. The more open you are to Spirit’s guidance, the more likely you are experiencing this uncertainty about your life’s direction at this time.)

I will say that what I thought was a solid plan for this year has vanished almost totally in the past few weeks. I have no clue about what I am to do, where I am going. I wasn’t at peace with this situation before. I am more at peace with it now. I do have something I can do next, so I am going to get on with it, because I know I will be shown what comes after that once I have completed what I am being asked to do in this moment. And so it is.

Thanks to all of you who continue to check in here despite the sporadic participation here these days, the changes afoot do not lend themselves to a regular writing routine.

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5 Ways to Increase Intuition

How to Use Your Daily Experiences to Strengthen Your Intuitive Senses

220px-BuddhaintuitionHere’s a big secret: Everyone is intuitive. The only difference between a really gifted intuitive/psychic and ‘normal’ people is the extent to which the individual uses the natural sense we all have.

Intuition serves an important purpose: to give you guidance. Intuition is our connection to our higher power, to the wisdom within.

It is not just for psychic readings. You have probably received intuitive guidance but either didn’t know that what it was you were feeling or you ignored it. Intuition can be useful in making decisions as varied as when to put the house on the market, when to change jobs, which Doctor to take your sick child to, and can provide important information about our relationships.

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