Adventures of Spirit

My spiritual adventures and manifesting discoveries


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Saying “Yes!” to my Gifts

Recently, I have become aware that I have certain gifts as a healer. We all have gifts to heal, but I was encouraged to develop a specific gift of energy work to bring healing and love to others.  I believe we all have what one would term “psychic” ability. It is our intuitive ability, our “gut” feeling about things. Or it is our ability to pray and speak to God/spirit/the universe/our higher selves.  Whatever it is labeled, it is a powerful innate force within every single person. All of the unseen energies of the world affect us greatly in our daily lives. The energy of gravity keeps us physically rooted to this planet earth. The energy of sound waves delights our ears with music, conversation, or noise. Light energy gives our eyes a symphony of colors and shapes that we interpret as we like. There is the energy that courses through our body from the miracle of cells, composed of atoms, composed of particles.  I have always been a very sensitive person to the energies I feel in a room, in which I reacted to by being shy as a child because I did not understand what was happening. Now I know I was picking up on all the energy of the people around me and I did not know how to interpret it all; it felt overwhelming and scary.

I developed many disorders as a teenager and young adult to cope with my sensitivity and created negative life experiences because of this misunderstanding. I just didn’t know this sensitivity was a gift!  As an adult, the more I learn of the energetic and spiritual realms, the happier I become. I now know, life is not about toil and struggle. It is not A=B=C.  Life is a dance, it can be fun to come up with new ways things can be accomplished and created, to take a break from routine, to delight in the unexpected.

I recently received my 2nd spiritual reading from a lovely psychic; whom I must say has changed my life since my soul led me discover her over a year ago at a spiritual expo.  As I sat down to listen to a mini lecture of what she does for her clients, she picked me for a free demonstration.  My intuition told me I would be selected for her demonstration and she proceeded to hand out cards with a number on them.  When she called my number I walked up to the chair in front of the audience.  She balanced my chakras, then whispered in my ear, ” Have you been looking for a job?”

I replied, “Yes.”

She then whispered, “Don’t worry. You will find one in about two months.”

I was stunned and excited. Two months later I was hired for my current full-time job.  As I began wanting more confirmation on my which way my life was headed, I scheduled a full reading with her about six months later. She confirmed things I never thought would happen to me.  These were good things, getting married, having children, having a successful career as a mural artist, and eventually a writer.  I wrote as fast as I could so I could recount all the exciting details to my mother when I returned home.  I learned who my spirit guides were and which angels were around me and even received a beautiful message from my grandmother, whom I had never met.  I left floating on a cloud and became transfixed by my exciting future ahead.  She left me with hope for my life that I had never experienced before.  I was terrified of repeating negative family patterns and now I stand confident to create the life of my dreams.  She also told me during that reading I would be moving into my own place again in May of the next year.  It is now March and I moving!  Needless to say I trust her readings. She is humble, accurate, and a very healing person to be around.

During my second reading, what impressed upon me the most was that I am a healer. I think it was because I always knew this from the time I was very young. In kindergarten, I had this strong desire to be like Jesus, selfless, kind, and a healer. When I was a bit older I wanted to be like Mother Theresa and Princess Diana. I also adored my grandfather, one of the most kind and selfless people I have ever known. Now I mean selfless in the sense that his ego rarely got in the way of his kindness.

So my lovely psychic friend suggested I try Reiki and told me I would be very good at this. She gave me a mini lesson and had me try it on her. It terrified and exhilarated me all at once. As I quieted my inner critic, I picked up on an energetic issue in her life. It was amazing. She also let me know I have a skill at psychometry, reading the energy of something I touch or hold. I tried that also as she thrust a ring she was wearing into my palm, and I accurately named the energy of the stone in her ring. She described images of me in a past life as a healer, mixing tinctures and handing them out to people.  She gave me the precious gift of confidence in an ability I already knew deep down in my soul, that I had. Now when I feel my hands buzzing, I can dig a little deeper for the message and trust  that I am meant to use this gift.

What gifts might you have that you are not allowing?

“Be assured that, at the right time, God will provide you with the right words to say and a boldness to say them that you never thought possible.” ~Dr. Bruce Wilkinson~

“Thriving is as natural as breathing itself.  By relaxing often and breathing deeply, your natural thriving is enhanced.” ~Abraham-Hicks~


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Celebrate Your Wow Moments!!!

Taking time to celebrate your wow moments gives you complete freedom to be who you are as well as everyone else to be who they are.

This topic came to me after listening to Some Bashar videos.  Bashar is an entity channeled by Darryl Anka, similar to Abraham channeled by Esther Hicks, but more technical and scientific.  He delivers the same basic message of focusing your thoughts and feelings passionately on what you are wanting, but if you have ever wondered about the human concept of time and how our world is structured, he is excellent for fulfilling that curiosity.

 

This is something I have to remind myself of often, for if some amazing realization or accomplishment occurs and you do not “milk it” as Abraham says, the positive flowing energy can pass you by.  Mentally I understand the benefit of doing this, but it is challenging not to buy into the mainstream habit of celebrating your negative dramas.  Even when I am in the midst of this negative celebration, I try to get quiet and listen to find a gentle way to bring myself back into the positive celebrations.  I am currently in the midst of a negative celebration.  I have not been honoring my creative self or taking steps to further my creative career and the universe has been subtly reminding me of what my higher self is seeking.  This inner imbalance has manifested itself not only physically, which I decided to medicate by getting prescription pharmaceuticals and continue to ignore the inner guidance I am receiving, but now it is manifesting through a deeper unhappiness.  So after listening to Abraham this morning, I decided to follow one of their suggestions.  I wrote down what I want in my life as well as what I want to be doing.  This is what came about.

 

I want people I am in harmony with around me; meaning people who help me to be in alignment with source.  I want an atmosphere that is soothing and uplifting and joyful and freeing.  I want to be doing that which enlivens me and feels joyful and magical.  When I create something, it is exciting and fun and a reciprocal gift.  I want to find clarity about my desires.  I want to let go of the resistance.  I am feeling I want to take the shackles off that I have placed on myself to “fit in” and ‘be normal”.  I want to feel how source wants me to feel.  No restrictions, no pressure.  That newer, higher functioning, leading edge thought process.  I want to speak out in ways that others will understand and be myself.  I want to trust my desires and guidance that I receive.  I want to let go!

I am so tired of holding on; I want to let go of that slippery jagged rock, with the rushing, cold water hitting me and stinging me, making me cry and flail and doubt everything I am.  I want to turn my head and focus on the glimmer of light that I see up ahead.  I want to trust that if I let go and just let what  is unpleasant ride itself out, up ahead is the most beautiful, pleasant, fun, enlivening stream where I can relax and heal and reclaim my well-being.

Right now I am getting what I am fearing because I am turned away from source.  I am seeing darkness and believing lies, even if there are others who bring sparks of light  to those lies and they are beacons of hope, it is still an upstream focus.  However, upstream is not bad, it is only the unnatural direction to go.  So you are worn out, blinded, hungry, and lost, when all you have to do is turn around, let go, and open your being to the abundance that is there for you.  That is what I want, that is who I want to be.

I am free.  I am me.  No one can stop me from being me.

Dear heavenly father  and mother, the source of all that is, guide me and help me to hear that guidance, see with my true eyes and love with my true heart.

 

The more we can realize our  wow moments and what they have to teach, the clearer our guidance will become.  And the next step is to take the inspired action.  How do we know it is inspired?  Because your heart and head will sing in harmony.

 

“Kulia I Ka  Nu’u” (Strive for the highest peak) ~Hawaiian proverb~

 

“Be deeply and passionately truthful.  Friends will soon join you: For that which is deeply true for one person is so for everyone.” ~Auguste Rodin, French sculptor~

 

 


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A Million and One Ways to get into Alignment

Every day I want to get up and remember I have choices.  I can choose to perpetuate the negative self talk and circumstances I have brought into my life, or  I can contribute to my success and happiness in life by finding powerful ways each day to be in alignment with what I am wanting.  I have so many ways I can do this, I do not have to be restrictive.  I just want to be as free as possible; from judgement, from the scrutiny of myself and others, from current circumstances, and current surroundings.  I know I can lift myself right up and out of any negative circumstances into the reality that I want.  It is right there, overlaying the panic,anxiety, fear, pain, poverty, and anger.  It is there brightly shining, pumping blood through my heart and into my body.

I wrote this mini manifesto about six months ago while in the midst of working on a mural, working several odd jobs and feeling uncertain about my immediate future.  I had many emotionally anguishing days, but also surges of hope would spring forth and I felt the need to write them down.  I had started to do a daily “workshop”  in which I would focus for about ten to twenty minutes or so and write, think, and feel, everything I wanted to happen for that day, which would spill over into things I wanted for my life in general.  It’s as if once I got going I didn’t want to stop.   It felt amazing, like I was really constructing my life.

I will call this my Abraham phase when I was really delving deeply into the Abraham teachings for the first time.  For those that don’t know, Abraham is a channeled being by Esther Hicks.  Whether or not you believe that to be true, the wisdom and knowledge that the group of beings called Abraham put forth, I found fascinating and valuable.  My life was becoming more and more malleable, maybe not yet totally apparent on the outside, but my mind was changing into a more fluid stream of thoughts and ideas on the inside.

Little things would happen that I asked for in my workshops and I realized the power of my thoughts and feelings.  I had also been practicing Nichiren Buddhism for about 5 years at this point and experienced profound things happen in my life as a result of that.  I think the first book I read specifically about the Law of Attraction was “The Secret”, by Rhonda Byrne, which is kind of like a beginners course in the law of attraction.  I remember just thinking about the concept was a huge deal.

I am now also listening to another channeled being called Bashar, who talks very matter of fact about the universe and how we fit into it.  And again, whether or not you believe what is being said , it is something that opens your mind up to new possibilities and ways of thinking and processing information.  I am reading a book on EFT, a form of tapping on energy points along your energy meridian while saying “your truth” and then following it up with affirmations.  The author is Nick Ortner, a phenomenal presence in the self-help field at present.  I am reading “A Course in Miracles”, which I discovered about 4 years ago from a book called “The Disappearance of the Universe”, by Gary Renard.  I found Louise L. Hay in my 20s and she was fundamental in helping me be aware of the words I use and changing negative thought patterns.  I discovered Summer McStravick and a process she developed called flowdreaming.  A very unique and fun way of getting into alignment and and manifesting.  I have read so many books by Dr. Wayne Dyer.  I could go on, but listing all of the teachers I have learned from is not my main point.

I have appreciated all of them because I feel each one has come along at precisely the right moment into my life.  I do not believe that we present ourselves with any challenges for which we are not capable of finding solutions.  I have never believed there is one right way to do things.  In fact, I have come to a place in my life where I believe there actually is no right or wrong, for me it is only what I prefer and do not prefer.  All of it we learn from.  The more our mass consciousness expands, the more people and beings  are reaching out to help others along on this journey.

If even one person was helped by another person’s perspective, knowledge and wisdom , then the purpose has been served.  One of my therapists I had in the past said to me, ” There are a million and one ways to skin a cat”.  This metaphor served as a powerful message for me.  Not only to be more accepting of other people’s ways of doing things, but to open myself up to different possibilities.  If one way does not work, there are endless more ways.  I have never forgotten that.  And the more I learn about myself and except myself, the more free I become and the more free those around me become.

Whatever way you choose to get into alignment with your happiness, have fun with it and let yourself become as free as possible.

 

“Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final”

~Roger Ward Babson~Entrepreneur, Economist, Writer, Philanthropist

 

“Everyone who will can hear the inner voice.  It is within everyone.”

~Mahatma Gandhi~