Not again!

This is the third time I have moved in less than a year.  And yet, all the moving has brought me to my new apartment that looks out on trees and sky. Right now I am sitting on my porch as a slight breeze wafts through. It’s just the process that is daunting. Sorting through stuff! What to keep; what to release. What feels good now? But that trinket reminds me of my trip to Egypt. That was when I was in college. I hardly remember that trip. Pictures of me on a camel! Bits and pieces. Part of my journey. But I feel like a different person now. The same in many ways, yet different. Does the memory of that trip support this moment? Not so much. What will I do with that trinket? Put it on shelf? Store it in a box? Would I revisit it for reasons that help me move forward now? Probably not. Perhaps it would bless someone else on their journey. Moving requires sorting—again!  Not my favorite activity. But isn’t that a way of keeping the journey fresh and relevant? What thoughts support my current Life journey? Which ones keep me cycling in old stuff? What emotions tie me to past experiences that I have already processed? Here I am in this place of trees and natural beauty. Am I going to stay in the past or be in this moment of tranquility and peace? Every day we have the choice. Will I stay tied to the past or will I be present now? I have just been listening to Narayan and Janet’s CD...

Attunement

  Earth and all its inhabitants are shifting octaves, tuning to a new song. With a heart now freed and expanded, join the chorus that radiates compassion and understanding. Ride the wave of change with ease. Feel the wave. Join the wave. Become the wave.                                                                           from the Luminary Attunement   Our calling is clear! We are the change we have been waiting for. We have lifted many of the old habits and patterns that have kept us playing small. We are now free to join the wave of change. This new way of being doesn’t have to be difficult. We can ride this wave of change and then become the wave of change itself. This is not about waiting until we feel ready. This is about living an inner commitment that came with you into this life. Attunement is here to help you. You have been releasing old emotional patterns that have kept you stuck and ways of living that no longer reflect who you are. This has left spaces in your energy field. Step into the matrix of “Attunement.” As it spins you into higher vibrations, it rearranges your energy. There is now more room to receive the universal compassion that surrounds you.                                                                                 from the Luminary Attunement   We are allowing ourselves to evolve. What does your personal evolution look like? How are you acting and responding differently. Now let...

Unfolding

  “There is so much more within your crystalline core than you yet know. It is time for your unfolding. One step at a time is all it takes.”         Unfolding, a card from the Luminaries Deck, encourages us to go deeper. There is more that is unfolding from within our core. When I visualize the process of unfolding, I see a bed sheet carefully folded and stored in a closet. One day you are led to bring this sheet out. Carefully, you unfold it. There are creases in it from having sat in that closet for so long. You smooth out the creases, feeling the soothing touch of closely woven cotton. You had almost forgotten that this sheet was in your closet. You smell it’s fresh scent. You touch it to your cheek. You know that it is familiar even though you have not taken it out for so long. “There is so much more with your crystalline core. . .” What else might be in that closet? What other precious attributes have you set aside? It may seem strange to focus on unfolding at a time when there is so much uncertainty. But that’s the point. We are being led to take one step into a new way of being. The uncertainty has removed our solid footing that was firmly placed in patterns of life that were familiar. What better time to step forward, even gingerly, to create a new platform from which to live! Unfolding goes on to encourage us: “At the right time and in the right place, as you connect with...

Nap-itate in Color to Revive Your Energy

        Nap-itate is a combination of the words Nap and Meditate. It fully describes my almost daily practice. Nap:  I lie down and relax deeply. Meditate:  I use a simple color breathing exercise to balance my complementary chakra colors (see below) as I stay open to ideas, messages, or pictures that surface. I wake up totally revived! Often, I write down what came to me or I dive into a creative project that came to me while nap-itating. I have known for at least a week that I wanted to write a blog post for a newsletter I would be sending out. I couldn’t seem to settle on a topic.  Then, my friend sent me an article about how napping can be extremely healthy for the body. That was it! I felt a desire to share how nap-itating has helped me. Those of you who have busy lives may wonder how you can take that time at work or even at home to nap-itate. While I was in training to be a Spiritual Guide and Healing Facilitator, I worked for a small manufacturing company.  I noticed that I was very productive in the morning, but felt like the air had gone out of my energy balloon after lunch.  I had to push myself to finish the day. I had been used to nap-tating at home before I took the job, but now it did not seem feasible to continue this practice. At some point, I decided I had to find a way to revive my energy! I started leaving the office after I ate lunch.  I...

Between the Poles

Are you feeling fatigued by the flood of changes, disruptions, and sense of chaos in the world around us? Has it spilled over into your personal life? Recently, I found myself saying, “ I need a vacation!” Nothing in my life seemed to be flowing. I planned; things changed.  I was ready to throw up my hands and get out of town. Taking a break can be very beneficial. Opting out in frustration, not so much.   A quote in an article sent to me by a friend helped me put things into perspective: “If you do not trust life to unfold, the mind takes over and it becomes a game of strategy, motivated by anxiety. This mistrust is unfair. Life has given us so much, and yet we do not trust it.” http://hackspirit.com/15-quotes-modern-day-zen-master-will-blow-mind-wide-open/ I’ve learned that trusting doesn’t mean sitting around waiting for the Universe to rain down all things good. I’m still the one in human form that needs to act when the time is right. However, action out of frustration or action intended to kick the ball forward with no attention to the game, usually ends badly. I find that I am learning a new way of being. We don’t need to operate from one pole that is frustrated- action or the other pole that is trust that it will all be taken care of. There is a balance somewhere In the middle. In between frustration and blind trust (of an outside force) is a place of awake, aware action guided by inner trust. How do we get to that in between place? Here is a...