You are a Being of Light, illuminating the way for those in the dark - if they choose not only to to see it, but accept it.
September 25 at 8:36 PM ·
I’m made of
bits of stone
wisps of hair
and a little despair
with the trees
I make my start
and my art
from the heart
and after a fashion
express my passion
‘cause if I don’t
I miss out
I live in
of the rainbow
sun and moon
I’m not immune
to the trials
before you judge
you’re seein’ in me
try walkin’ a mile
in my shoes
I’ll walk in yours
let’s open some doors
see each other
no longer conceal
let’s just heal
and for all.
With gratitude to The Creator and hardsadness.tumblr.com for the image.
And the original posting on Paths That Cross, Group by Jan James!
"I knew a Wise Woman
And she said to me
That the river would mold me
And the wild wind would cool me
That the trickster the coyote
He would fool me
That father Sun would warm me
Mother Earth would clothe me
Grandmother Moon would greet me
And of the old ways she would teach me
Wise woman, she told me
To always walk lightly
Tread the earth ever gently
Lovingly so preciously
And take from her sparingly
She said, to share with others
What you have learned from me
Be still and breathe, ever patiently
For the web of life
Has woven what is to be
But you must still chose
Your own path, you will see
And lastly, the wise woman said to me
To listen to the wise one
That dwells within me
To walk my path in balance
Is too be free
More than just words
So mote it be"...
Author : Unknown
Have the courage.
Have the courage to try.
Have the courage to be you, who you really are.
Have the courage to piss people off by making choices that align with your heart.
Hell, have the courage to follow your heart.
Have the courage to love.
To believe in forever.
Have the courage to leave masks behind.
To say screw make-up and beauty products that convince you you’re flawed.
To be real, messy, fleshy, dirty and absolutely delicious.
Have the courage to dismiss labels and styles and to look beyond appearances to souls.
Have the courage to live a life you love.
To say no. And really mean it.
To not apologize, justify or even offer to make up for it.
Have the courage to leave behind the script for normalcy and not feel guilt because it never felt like it fit.
Have the courage to call out fakeness.
The courage to ask for what you need and to walk away from anyone that can’t offer you just that.
Have the courage to believe in the once in a lifetime kind of love.
Have the courage to have confidence in yourself and dreams.
In your visions and beliefs.
In the life YOU want to live.
Because I promise you there’s no gold medal at the end of all this for following the rules of men.
For being or living how we’re supposed to.
How others think we should.
So have the courage...
The courage to truly live.
Author: Kate Rose
WILD WOMAN SISTERHOOD
Embody your Wild Authentic Nature
Cutting Energy Cords
Not everyone we connect with is healthy for us to be around. Often we don’t realise just how harmful or dysfunctional a relationship is until we have emotionally invested in the relationship. This can make it difficult to walk away from people with whom we have feelings for, but know we shouldn’t remain around. Our mind rationally tells us one thing, whereas our heart and emotions tell us something entirely different—which can hold us magnetically bound.
Whenever we bond with someone, attachment cords (energetic ties) are created, which travel from our heart chakra to the other person’s heart chakra, or from solar plexus to solar plexus, as this is the chakra directly related to our emotions.
Scientific research has found that our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions emit a powerful energetic field that other people can sense, therefore it connects us energetically to those around us.
When cords have been formed we have direct access to another person’s emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical state, as well as their intentions and capabilities, which also enable a transfer of energy.
Energetic cords can carry information that offers a detailed insight. This enables us to read someone else’s energy clearly, and they also allow us to send and receive emotions. Cords enable us to energetically communicate and are often the reason we feel like we just know information about the other person without any words or actions.
However, cords can also drain and deplete us if we are radiating too much energy through them, or if the other person is aware that a cord is in place and their impulse is to draw on the energy we are radiating purely for their own benefit (also known as energy vampires). This can happen when we have entered a relationship with someone, believing they have good intentions, when they have no desire to establish anything meaningful, and they may even manipulate us in the hope of gaining something.
Deciding that we want to move on from previous experiences is not always enough. Sometimes we need to consciously and energetically disconnect emotions and feelings, and really feel we are ready to make a clean break.
If we want to let go of an attachment to someone, we can choose to sever the energetic ties that bond us.
We may choose this if we find ourselves obsessively thinking about an ex-partner, feeling remnants of pain due to old memories, feeling resentment or bitterness due to past grievances, feeling tied in or drawn toward someone as though they have a hold over us, or simply if we find it difficult to move on and we want to start over.
If we do not sever the ties, we may keep getting triggered by our open emotional wounds and remain caught up in the same patterns, which can cause us to stay in, or keep getting involved with low frequency relationship. This is usually why we attract similar types of people (or the same kinds of relationships) over again, as energy cords are keeping us connected to the past.
Sometimes energetic cords are mutual and have valves going each way so that energy is relayed and received. Other times, they have a one-way valve that give out energy but there is no return flow. If we are in a relationship and we are sending out waves of energy but not receiving any emotions in return, it is likely we are involved with someone who is emotionally unavailable, and if we continue to do this without regularly recharging our energy, we will quickly become drained.
This cord cutting ritual can be used in current relationships that have painful history, especially if there are triggers causing arguments over the same thing continuously. We may want to cut a cord from someone so that we can detangle ourselves from negative interactions and emotions, but we do not want this person to physically leave our lives. If this is the case, we can make the decision to remove the particular low frequency cords, while still remaining closely connected to that person.
We just need to set the intention to locate the cords that influence our emotions and cause us to instinctively react, while leaving any positive cords intact. Our relationship will not suffer when we cut these cords, as only the negative aspects of the relationship will be eliminated. This will result in the dynamics changing so that less negative interactions occur, and the positive aspects of the relationship will remain the same or be enhanced.
Before cutting cords, it is essential that our mind is rational, calm, and clear, to prevent negatively influencing the process and also so we can radiate loving, compassionate, and healing vibrations.
Meditating beforehand will ensure our mind is balanced and we are also grounded during the process. It is also beneficial to consciously set the intention to forgive ourselves and the other person so we do not leave remnants of resentment, retaliation, anger, or bitterness behind which may allow space for new detrimental cords to attach.
If an energetic cord has developed for purposes other than a genuine heart or soul connection, the cords could be anywhere in the body, so it is advisable to scan from top to toe. There may be numerous cords, and they may be in various shapes, strengths and sizes.
To locate the cords we want to sever we can use the following technique, along with our intuitive senses to guide us, as the majority of suppressed emotions connected to the cord are deep within our unconscious mind.
Cord cutting is done using visualisation by focusing the mind on one cord at a time. When we are lying still, with our eyes closed, fully relaxed, and inhaling and exhaling deeply, we can scan our entire body and focus on the sensations we are feeling. We may begin to notice a dense, heavy feeling in certain areas that we are drawn toward and that will likely be the cord that is the most significant and powerful one.
When we have located the cord we want to cut, we then keep our attention gently focused on the cord so that we can gain insight into why it is there, and what emotion or belief of ours allowed it to form.
When we attune to the vibration of the cords and pay attention to the sensations within our physical body and energetic field, we will easily recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy connections.
Healthy, high vibrational cords are connected to our energy field and are found radiating from our aura. They do not pull in energy, instead, they radiate extremely powerful energy that generates unconditional love, humility, care, kindness, compassion, and spiritual growth. Healthy cords have a light, pure, and clear vibration, and they are also known as “spiritual ties.”
Unhealthy, low, and dense vibrational cords are based on dysfunction and are created due to things such as desire, control, fear, anger, abandonment, frustration, rejection, resentment, insecurity, and material or financial benefits. These cords seem thick and heavy and their vibration is dense. They will likely feel tender, and the area around them may ache. If there has been trauma or heartbreak associated with the cord, the pain will keep repeating until we are ready to release it and let go of the memories.
If someone has connected a cord to us, they may be depleting us without us realising it, and the cord may not be at the heart or anywhere obvious, so we may have to scan the body to find the location of the attachment cord—we also need to scan to see how many cords they have connected. If we have poured a lot of emotion, time, and energy into a relationship—or if the other person has invested a lot—the bond could be particularly strong, therefore the cord will also have resilience and strength.
Once we have located the cord we want to sever we can set the intention to cut the cord and visualise severing it with scissors or any sharp instrument.
When the cord has been cut, we can pour healing, love, and light energy to the area where the cord was rooted. If we leave a wound open, it is likely a new cord will quickly attach, as we will be leaking energy and be susceptible to anyone who detects this and wants to drain our energy.
After cutting cords we may feel a little unsettled, anxious, and overly emotional. However, once we meditate and ground ourselves, these feelings should dissipate, and we will feel lighter, freer, calmer, and more balanced. If we feel the same way as we did before the process, we have not severed the cord properly and removed it from its root, so we can return and repeat the process.
When we have cut a cord, the other person may notice it energetically, so they may be drawn to contact us to see if they can put new ones in place, as they are no longer receiving an energetic feed from us.
When the cords have been successfully severed, the illusions within that relationship will fall away, rendering us free to finally see the dynamic in a clear light, without emotions infiltrating and causing an energetic painful disturbance.
Written by Alex Myles
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Living Holistically with Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit Unity For Prosperity of Life
I am MARILYN BANKS, Holistic Life Coach and Counselor. A holistic life guide, mentor and adviser for those on a personal mission of self and spiritual development, growth and empowerment. Having over thirty years of teaching meditation classes, workshops, seminars and individual coaching/counseling for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment.
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"Empath instant protection:
Are you an empath? If you are, you probably experience a vast range of emotions and pains that are NOT yours, but that you pick up from others.
If you already know you are an empath, then know you can protect yourself using empath's instant protection techniques that are easy to use and very effective. Using these techniques you will be able to protect yourself prior to going in areas where you are prone to pick up ailments and emotions from, and you will also be able to protect yourself when you feel literally under attack.
Empaths Instant Protection Techniques
Meditation To Protect Against Negativity: Meditating early morning is one of the best ways to start the day with positive vibrations. One of the things everyone should do during meditation, especially an empath, is to imagine themselves into a white bubble of pure love and protection, that allows no negativity in and no negativity out. Do you close the door of your house when you leave? Yes because it provides protection against outside influences. Meditating with this aim in mind ensures you leave your house fully protected each morning;
Emotion & Pain Check: One of the hardest tasks of an empath is that of being able to tell what emotions are theirs and what are others’. To avoid this dilemma, an empath should check his/her emotions and look for any pains and illnesses prior to going out, which allows him/her to know what is already there. Once out, if the empath feels emotion or pain, he/she can realize that the new emotion and/or pain has been picked up from another empathically;
Protection Mantra: When there is no time available for meditation before going out, one can recite a mantra and truly believe in its power. An empath can say something like “I encircle myself in pure white light of love and protection. Nothing negative can come to me and nothing negative can come out of me. I am completely protected from any outside negative energies and effects”;
Covering Solar Plexus: Emotion is directly tied with the Solar Plexus Chakra, which is represented by yellow and is situated about 3 fingers above the belly button. There are times when we feel literally overwhelmed by emotions, especially if we find ourselves in the middle of a confrontation. At that point what happens is that all these emotions seep into us through our Solar Plexus. One of the things that can be done to stop us instantly from absorbing such negative energy, even when intended directly to us, is covering our Solar Plexus by something else, such as crossing our hands or using a book or anything to cover up the area above our belly button. This helps stop negativity absorbtion immediately;
Finger Interlocking Technique: This is another technique that works instantly and every time. Touch the tips of your thumb and third finger of each hand while interlocking both hands together.
This is an amazing and fast way to block negative energies, and can be used anywhere and anytime, especially when feeling under attack by someone else;
Bubbly Water Cup: Sometimes we tend to realize that the family we live in and certain family situations are overwhelming us with negative emotions. When this happens, there is a wonderful easy method that is explained in a book called Infinite Quest by John Edward. Basically you can fill in a cup with water and place in areas where you feel negativity manifests most in your house, and leave it there. Check back later after a couple hours and see if any small bubbles have formed in the water cup. If yes, that is negativity that has been absorbed from your house. Take this cup and throw the water down the drain or flush it into the toilet with the aim that it will be cleansed by Mother Earth and restored to its natural clean state. Make sure no one drinks glasses of water with bubbles within."
From: Empaths: Dancing In The Storm
Haven't we all been here? Dancing with the Devil.
Life Lesson: To see the good in others without setting the self up for hurt.
Question for the Self:
How much of it is a need to self inflate the ego? Boundaries.
It's all about setting boundaries. For the self and others.
After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a Soul
and you learn
that Love doesn’t mean leaning
and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the Grace of woman, not the grief of a child
And you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own Soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn..
Veronica A. Shoffstall
photo - "River" by Peter Przybysz
She Let Go
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely,
without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a
book on how to let go… She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her day-timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyse whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
Here’s to giving ourselves the gift of letting go…
There’s only one guru ~ you.
by Rev. Safire Rose
reprinted from FaceBook, Wild Woman Sisterhood post
TO LET GO…..
To let go does not mean to stop caring,
it means I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
it is the realization I cannot control another.
To let go is not to enable,
but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness,
which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
it is to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
but to care about.
To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to fix,
but to be supportive.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging outcomes,
but to allow other to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
it is to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize and regulate anybody,
but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less,
and love more.
ELEVEN TYPES OF LIGHT WORKERS
While you may feel called to serve and care for those around you, the term Lightworker may be one you hesitate to fully connect with. This term may bring to mind overly new age individuals, preaching their views of spirituality to large audiences, saving large crowds of people with a single inspirational talk.
While some may choose to use their gifts in a very public way, others take a more ‘behind the scenes approach’. There are several different types of lightworkers operating around us each and every day, helping to serve and bring peace to those that they encounter. Many of these individuals live what we would see as completely ‘normal’ lives – holding down a corporate job, living in your neighborhood, driving a modest vehicle.
You don’t have to be in the spotlight to bring positivity to the world around you. That doesn’t diminish your journey and purpose in any way!
Each of these Lightworker types play a very important role:
Wayshowers: Wayshowers have found their own inner peace, and live their life in a way that sets an example for others who wish to follow in their footsteps. They may not be actively trying to teach and share their gift, but by simply being themselves and continuing in their own journey they help to bring peace to those that are following their example.
Healers: There are many different forms of healing, and those that identify as healers may focus on one, or many, in their efforts to serve all souls and beings including humanity and the animal kingdom. They may find themselves called to focus on mental, emotional, physical or spiritual healing. These individuals recognize the importance of prioritizing their own self-healing to be able to share their gift with others.
Messengers: Messengers receive guidance from Spirit, and their job is to relay this message to humanity. The way in which they choose to share this message may differ, employing a variety of mediums including blogging, writing, public speaking and Youtube. Regardless of how they choose to share it, their message is an important step in the awakening process and needs to be heard.
Dreamers: Lightworkers who act as dreamers are able to tune into the alternate dimensions of experience available only through dream space. They can understand and interpret the various imagery that comes through to them in their dreams, analysing what that means for themselves and those that they encounter in our current reality. Dream-time allows one to connect with your higher self, bringing back messages from the angels that they feel you need to know at this current stage in your journey.
Divine Lightkeepers: Divine lightkeepers have the very important task of embodying the light. During times of turmoil in our world, these individuals will in turn share the light that they have embodied, uplifting humanity and neutralizing the chaotic events around us. They are the support in times of trial that allow humanity to move forward into more peaceful times.
Seers, Psychics, Clairvoyants: Seers, Psychics and Clairvoyants have been able to connect with those beyond the veil, opening their third eye. They can see beyond the physical, embodying the ability to provide readings or services to those that seek guidance, inspiration or empowerment.
Ascension Guides: These lightworkers are actively working towards ascension in their own lives, and sharing the process with those that feel called to learn more. They are hands on, still in the learning process themselves, connecting at various stages of this journey in their lives, from the initial struggle to overcome their own struggles through to the final steps and the peace they feel as they continue to ascend.
Transmuters: Transmuters carry the important task of transforming negative energies, neutralizing past karma and keeping balance throughout humanity. While some transmuters will work in a broader scope, others have a specific focus for their gifts, such as being born into a family with a long history of negative karma that requires their healing touch.
Divine Blueprint Creators and Manifestors : Divine Blueprint Creators and Manifestors are not only travelling through the journey of ascension, but in doing so they are able to bring back ideas in which they can weave light to promote positive change, enhancing the lives of those that are also joining them on this journey. They have moved past the need to work for self interest, and instead focus on the highest interest of all.
Divine Blueprint Holders: All lightworkers carry a divine blueprint for their fully awakened self. Divine Blueprint Holders are able to tune into this template. Their ability to tune into this template, and share it with those around them brings about ascension in the present moment – sharing this code though the human heart grid.
Gridworkers and Gatekeepers: Interdimensional gates exist in various capacities in the world, providing an opportunity to connect and share with other awakened humans, allowing higher levels of light to descend upon us. Gridworkers and Gatekeepers are responsible for working these grids including the human heart grid (connecting the hearts of all awakened humans), the crystalline grid and other higher energetic grids, and those that lay along lines on the earth connecting sacred sites.Regardless of which of these gifts you connect with, your roll as a lightkeeper is an important one! You may change roles, or grow to connect with one above all others. Only you can connect with your own inner self and discover what you feel called to do throughout your unique journey.
Earth We Are One
"This year is all about new beginnings.
Last year we released the past, and now we are ready to walk into a wonderful new future.
That future is bright.
That future is fun.
That future is filled with health, wealth, and bursts of creativity.
That future is waiting for us with open arms.
Let's embrace it"
I tell a true story that had years ago, will be twenty in Feb or March, Sanibel Island FL at a Wise Woman workshop, and after a potent (and I do mean intense) full moon ceremony on the beach. When it was finished, a few of we gals stayed behind, sitting in the sand some distance back from the beach, a couple or three of them quietly talkin' in the back, and the other three of us were in front of them, sitting on the sand, taking in the energies of the Gulf after the incredible ceremony. Probably not quite midnight yet, the sky seemed especially black and was absent of stars, with the only light coming from the big moon that we had just finished celebrating. Oblivious to those sitting behind us, we three were watching a pulsating light sitting high in the sky over the water, a stationary bright light dancing about in the same spot for the longest time.
It was soon after that I saw the man wearing a poncho and a rather wide brimmed hat slowly walking the shoreline, looking to perhaps being South American, although at the time I thought Peru.
Not saying anything, I watched him pass by. I did not mention seeing him, nor did anyone else say anything about it either. We were sitting back far enough from the water's edge that he would not have known we were there. A bit of time passed, how much I don't know, just as it is when relaxed, feeling good, and happy after a night of good events with the ambiance of waves coming in and going out. Some time had passed though when I saw him coming back our direction. Stopping directly in front of us, he turned to gaze out over the ocean, and as he did his crown chakra opened and a stunning light- blue aura with bright pulsating sparkles sprinkled throughout it emerged from the top of his head, spreading upward toward the sky. It was a huge energy-field. I thought at the time, “wow..that must be what our aura looks like when we see something so awesomely beautiful, or that we love” ….. (I see auras, but never one such as that one was; not before, not since). It seemed to me he was watching that bright moving light in the black sky. He stood watching for no more than a minute or so, and then he turned, swiftly walking in the direction he had originally come from when I initially saw him. With only the full moon giving any light, I began seeing a bright blue light that looked to be a neon, "drawing" an outline around his body, and as it did so, inside the neon outline, the physical form of the body turned black, black and having depth as a deep hole does. Neon outline, no body mass. As I watched, I distinctly remember being calm – as if I saw something like this every day – and the thought that struck me was from Star Trek, “beam me up Scotty”. I also remember reprimanding myself for what my eyes were telling me I was witnessing, “what are you seeing this time, Marilyn?”, literally shaking my head at my ludicrousy, I looked away. Well, by this time I could not look, and glanced back for more, and it was too late He had already left.
Well, we all rather atypically quietly made our way back to the house, and being on a natural high after such a potent moon ceremony, and feeling so good. I was wired, and sure not ready for sleep, so I went out to the pool lani, where one of the other gals joined me. She was not able to sleep either. Both of us strangely quiet, and not saying all that much, untill she finally broke the silence by rather quietly asking if I had seen that guy walking on the beach (did I pick up a hesitation with that question?, I wondered), and I answered that yes, I had seen him. She said she had a strong feeling that he had simply disappeared. Vanished from sight.
A realization was setting in and I do believe I spun out of my body, realizing what I had seen with the pulsating star, the man's sparkly blue enormous aura, and then "beam me up Scotty". Oh yes, it all made complete sense now. It was his craft, and he was contacting his people to get him back on it. He was there and then he was not. Now absent too, was a dancing light hanging in the dark sky. As excited as we were at the time, strangely none of us mentioned anything about it to our mentor/facilitator, psychic healer and trance channel, Anne Cataldo. It was not until the day before we were to leave the workshop for home that there was a final event, a channeling circle with Anne at the helm with her ever so wise guidance, Simon, and I finally found my tongue to ask about “the man on the beach”. Without hesitations, we were told that he was from another time and space, and that he was particularly fond of this beach, and periodically came as a hologram to walk it and enjoy the beauty of the place. He said he was invisible to the eye, and he was more than surprised when he realized we were watching him. He left in a hurry.
Flash forward from March 1997 to Dec 2016. I bring this up because a friend just sent me a video she took with her phone outside her home in the Netherlands sometime over the last week. It is a video of a familiar dark night and a dancing light bobbing in the sky, seeming to be an identical twin to the light seen just short of its twentieth anniversary.
Can it be? Could it have been, then? Is it possible? Once again, as I am prone to say every now and then, I dunno.
"Healing can take place instantaneously if there is recognition of the truth of what has caused the illness.
So the illness is without exception, a somatizing of that which the consciousness has been unwilling to receive.
Illness is a teaching, a message from the soul.
When the lessons are learned the illness becomes a thing of no moment.
Illness is the confusion of that particular soul manifesting physically so that the consciousness will see it." per Emmanuel
Recently I discovered that a beloved soul-sister has developed breast cancer. Healer that she is, I have no doubt whatsoever that she will be able to heal this disease. However, it tells me that it is a time to write once again about the miraculous healings with the White Light, and so, lazy that I am, I include an excerpt of something I have already written!
The following is taken from one of a series of radio programs I hosted several years ago on Holistic Globe Radio, the episode entitled "Physician Heal Thy Self", regarding the self-healing energies of the White Light.
“Physician, heal thyself”
We all have the abilities to self-heal. The answer is in the power behind intent.
'For those who were looking outside themselves for answers, for happiness, for healing, it was once said some two thousand years ago: “Physician, heal thyself”
As I reflect back on my own life, starting at the bottom of my earliest childhood memories, to when I was just a little kid with the stuffiest of noses, and a heavily congested chest accompanied by a nasty cough. If I close my eyes, and get so very still, I can put myself in that comfy bed in my bedroom of long, long ago, the air thick with a warm, moist, misting from the vaporizer, its fragrant eucalyptus aroma still present in my memory.
And just before bedtime, I remember my father’s warm hands rubbing the mentholated salve around my throat and deep into my chest because my nose was so stuffy it was hard to breathe. I can still feel the heat from the rubbing, rubbing, of my chest and my back, as it penetrated into my lungs, and it felt so good. By morning the cold was gone. I could breathe, and I would be fine once again. It was the annual winter ritual my sisters and I would go through when we came down with the dreaded seasonal colds, and I do not think we gave it much thought about it at the time, other than the great confidence we had in our daddy fixing us. To this day, when I smell the Vicks salve, and I hear the soft hissing from a vaporizer, it takes me back to those special times.
The last year of his life had not been easy from a surgically botched hip replacement, and while he was in rehab, he was told there was a big chance he would not walk on it again. By this time, I was well aware of this man’s unique healing abilities, well aware of the energies that worked through his hands (which, by the way, he never really owned up to having), but it was obvious to those of us who knew him and watched through the years.
I remember visiting him when he was mentally and emotionally trying to adjust to the diagnosis, and we talked quietly about healing, and I say quietly, because at that time, my mother was never a believer in such things. Actually, I think the idea of it rather frightened her. Just before it was time for me to be kicked out of there, I made a point to tell him that he could heal himself, that he had the ability to do it. I remember him getting quiet, which was his way when he did not know what to say, and I left. For some reason I do not remember, I went back to his room and slightly opened the door. His back was to me and he was slowly running his hands along his upper thigh, and repeating his mantra over and over: I can heal myself, I can heal myself…
I slowly backed out, lightly closing the door behind me. He never knew I had seen him. And he did walk on that leg. Oh yes he did.
Stay with me now, there is a reason behind this, I promise.
I started this off with my dad rubbing the salve over our congested lungs, and by morning we were all okay. We healed fast. In later years when I had my own small children all stuffed up with their colds, and sometime during the wee hours they would make their way down the long hallway to my room, and pile in bed with me. I can still remember them planting their ice cold little feet on my warm legs….I can also still hear their coughing, and congested breathing, and stuffed noses as I automatically rolled over on my side, and wrapped them close to my warm body, placing my hands squarely over their chest. I would mentally think hot, hot, hot, and visualized hot coals in my hands that penetrated deep into their chests, as we would drift back to sleep. I did this not for any healing, but as an idea to warm them up. By the time we woke up in the morning, their chests were clear. Their stuffiness was gone. It never failed. I always attributed it to keeping them warm. I never, thought about healing energies coming from my hands, and emanating from my body. I never did, because I did not know there was such a thing.
As I reflect back on those instances, and there were plenty of them, but I suppose these are the ones I hold close to my heart, most especially those healing abilities my father always had. All throughout my life there were instances of kids and pets that he “made all better”, and we never really thought anything of it at the time, about those hands that my mother said were warm for as long as she had known him.
"Healing can take place instantaneously if there is recognition of the truth of what has caused the illness.
So the illness is without exception, a somatizing of that which the consciousness has been unwilling to receive.
Illness is a teaching, a message from the soul.
When the lessons are learned the illness becomes a thing of no moment.
Illness is the confusion of that particular soul manifesting physically so that the consciousness will see it." Per Emmanuel
So, the causes of many of our diseases, illnesses, even sprained and broken bones, are actually caused by some type of emotional dis-ease on an unconscious level and threaten health the most ... fears, anxieties, doubt, worry….and grieving. Never, never underestimate the clout behind repressed grieving. By avoiding feeling the acute pain caused by loss can end up being a killer in itself.
One of my first what I call real validations I received for myself about self-healing, came when my youngest son was in ROTC in college, and it was the summer he was flying down to Texas for the boot camp for the young cadet officers-to-be. He was so excited as he readied himself for the flight the next day, and I was working with a particularly negative client, and did not have the time to think about his leaving. Suddenly, quite unexpectedly, I turned my ankle, spraining it badly enough that as the day went on, I could not any weight on it. Nothing helped to alleviate the pain, or the swelling, no matter what I did, or how much I worked on it. I was in dire pain.
By the time my husband and I saw Brian off at the airport the next day, I was in bad shape, and so irked at myself for allowing myself to get into such a jam, of ego, ego, ego....blah, blah, blah...I relentlessly scolded myself as I practically crawled into the airport to see my son off on his journey..
As I watched him disappear through the big door -- these were the days before airport security -- I watched him walk from the gate out to the Air Force jet waiting at the tarmac some distance out from the terminal, and I did not see a twenty year old anymore, but my four year old boy making his way out there all alone. As he entered the black hole of the big craft, he turned to flash his beautiful smile and wave, and he disappeared into the craft. Reality hit me head-on, and without any warning, emotion took over and I burst into serious sobbing. As excited as he was about going, and as happy as I was for him, My heart knew that when returned, he woud be changed. I watched his jet taxi off and fly into the clouds until I could not see it anymore, and then we turned to leave, and walked away. Yep, I said walked. I suddenly realized that my injured ankle hurt no more. The pain was gone, the swelling had disappeared. The ankle was fine. I practically had to be carried into the place, but walked out as normally as it had ever been.
It was one of those a-ha moments and quite a revelation to me. The wrenched foot actually had nothing to do with my state ofo mind over a client. No, not at all. It went far, far deeper than that. The ankle has to do with my the inflexibility of my thinking, and an inability to walk forward with trust and ease. I had been in deep denial as to what was emotionally going on inside of me, avoiding the grief I was obviously feeling -- not of my son’s departure -- but of his growing up. He was leaving 'home'. And, I was right. He did not return as that boy I was seeing off, but a young man.
The same person who turned me onto meditation, also enlightened me as to using the protective, healing powers of the White Light, abilities that we all have; the same healing energy that was used by Christ, the light depicted as a halo painted by the ancient artists.
I remember when a suspicious spot was found inside her, a biopsy had come back confirming its malignancy, and the surgical date was set to go for removal. Naturally, she was nervous about the find, and worked on it with the White Light. The surgery day came, but the spot was gone. Vanished. It had completely disappeared, leaving no sign of its presence.
Knowing the gentle ways, and talents, of ths calm, gentle elder, her doctor asked: " Lou? Did you do this?"
You can do this. Yes, you can. Intend it, think it, get out of your own way and allow the energies to pass through you, and it will be.
The Eulogy of a Friend
A journal entry, February 1987
It is winter, and it is cold. The chilling kind of cold that keeps me from feeling any warmth. It is quiet except for the cat meowing at the door asking, demanding, to be let inside; and the purring of the clothes dryer, as it tumbles round and round.
And I am crying. Crying not on the outside but deep from within. I am crying because I am losing a piece of myself that I am sure others close to me will not miss, but I will. The “Scarlett O'Hara” within me is disappearing just as the old ways of her life in the old south faded into the past for her.
I will miss her. She has been my ally I could always count on throughout my life. She has been my passion, my fire and my spirit. When needed, her anger was my courage and my strength. Without her I am afraid I will be vanilla with no distinction or color or zest. I am losing a dear friend, a vital piece of my heart. And so, yes, I cry.
I suppose it is time for her departure and something better will rise from her ashes, but I am not so sure her leaving will not leave an unfulfilled void within that can ever again be replenished. “Scarlett” was my fight for life itself. I can feel “Melanie” taking over with her love and compassion for others, flamboyant in her own quiet way. She, too, was strong and determined, but plain and simple in her methods and mannerisms. I guess I want to be this way, and I can probably achieve my same goals with the love, empathy, and compassion that has been emerging within me of late.
I know this change, this evolution, is not detrimental to me in any way, but it is as if my old friend “Scarlett” is being pulled out of me by her very roots, and she must be frightened for her soul as I hear her screams within, fighting every inch as she is being purged out of me.
And passion turns into compassion. “Melanie” will prevail with her quiet determination, and yes, it will be for my best. But “Scarlett”, my dear friend, I will miss your fire, your fervor and straight forwardness.
I will miss you, and I love you, and I thank you for being there when I needed you.
You will not be forgotten.
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We've heard lots of chatter about various identity 'impostors', those who claim they are someone other than who/what they appear to be. Most recently it has been race and gender that's come to a very public front. However, anyone who believes in reincarnation, or, heaven forbid, has the audacity of admitting they remember living former lifetimes, has a keen understanding -- an awareness -- of how easy one could be 'stuck' in a particular race, or a gender, or even a religion or an era or place. For whatever the subconscious reason, they came into this life with the distinct memory of being being such, and still identify with it. It's not unusual at all. It is unusual, however, to be so obsessed with it to deny the present reality.
I can remember a time when I was quite young, and actually being on a search for my 'real mom'....and I let my present one know she wasn't it. There came a time she finally had enough of it, and in that authoritative 'mom voice' we all remember well, she told me: "Well, that's just too bad. You're stuck, with what you got, Kid."!!
I remember that, too! Now I wonder just who it was that was stuck with whom?!! My poor mother!
Nevertheless, it did not keep me from remembering, knowing, and even to this day, many decades later, am still aware of a number of living former lifetimes, including Native Indian ones.
The memory of these past lives has helped me put missing pieces together of patterns in the present one.
It's not unusual at all for us to have lived through hundreds of lifetimes in one way or another, having walked the walk of both genders, multiple races and religions, acting out various roles, having experienced the gambit of all emotions that include being abused as well as being the abuser; having been both the hated and the hater; been killed at the hands of another, as well as being the killer ourselves; we've lived and died with wars, plagues and illnesses, experienced earthly calamities. We've loved, we've lost, and we've grieved. We are sum total of our past....our entire past.
As does everything in God's unique universe, it has purpose.
You name it and most likely we've been there, experienced it, and all in the name of soul growth. Simply put, it's how we learn. By literally walking in the various shoes of mankind, we have discovered firsthand exactly how it feels to wear the shoe on the other foot. And we remember. If we don't -- well, we get to try it again...and again...until we do....and make no mistake, the time does come that we will.
And we call it Karma. The universal Law of Cause and Effect.
Does "Groundhog Day" come to mind?!
I have to laugh, being in the extremely interesting 'bizzness' that I've been in over the last thirty years -- the trance channeling, the meditation groups and workshops, and the past life regressions -- has included helping others overcome former lifetime(s) blocks that unconsciously have prevented them from moving forward in the present. They were born stuck in a past that no longer serves its purpose, and the memory needs to be freed and let go.
Yes, I've heard and seen it all.
I have friends who swear they have American Indian in their lineage -- would wager big bucks on it, that's how positive they are (remind you of a Massachusetts senator?) -- one in particular actually had DNA analysis to prove it to herself, and you can imagine her disappointment when the results came back saying she had not one iota of Native in her lineage.
Just why, you ask, is she so certain she did/does? Because the vivid memory of her identity is coming from a soul level. Her heart is as Native as it can be.... however, that life experience(s) is finished for her. Over.
The actualization of these races that are being remembered is not of, or for, this present life -- not for her and many others -- and there was a reason for it to be that way. It was a different era, with different events, with different thinkings and attitudes, and all of it making for different outcomes.
In their own way, they are grieving a memory of another time.
We are where we are, doing what we are doing, being what we are being for a reason. Everything has purpose and in the case of reincarnation, it is all about soul growth and evolution.
In the case of the two most recent publicized instances -- one professing to be Black, the other having distinguishable Native blood -- both having achieved some influential success because of their false claim, and yet most likely on some level, both are remembering living those races before, and feel out of place in the present White culture they were born. The same may be said for gender.
Well, as my wise ol' mama once said: "That's too bad. You're stuck with what you got, Kid"!
It is up to us to make the best of what and where we are now.
This is Earth. Deal with it.
The following is a response to an inquiry regarding trust, the utilization of the White Light, death, and the soul.
My answer is the source of this blog:
....Regarding the White Light, what it is and what it does, the source of it is Christ's healing energy -- portraits of him have always shown it, not as his aura, but a halo -- it is an energy that heals, protects, comforts, and raises the consciousness of where it is we choose to place it. Each of us has the natural ability -- power -- (although it's never been taught) to use it remotely through our mind, just as it is with meaningful prayer. However, we can take it one step farther with our mind's eye, by cocooning our subject in a bubble of White -- light, or energy -- establishing a Divine protection, inside and out, that cannot be penetrated by a negative source of any kind. It is safety.
As to the White Light and death, the actual decision to stay, or leave, is made at a soul level. Consciously or unconsciously, it is a decision made between the person and the Higher Self. If it is time to go, they go. As a by-stander, their reasons is not for us to know, It is not ours. We come into life with an agenda, a goal(s) for this life experience. and when they are met, we are finished. At least with this lifetime. However everything has it's own purpose. Even if the reason for leaving happens to be for those left behind.
With every breath in my body, I know there is no such thing as death, at least not in the way we think of it here. It is simply moving on to another life, or onto another dimension, leaving behind the cloak we need in order to survive on this earthly plane. Free spirits we are, seen as Light, we are free to do, and go, where we want. The more spiritually evolved, the brighter our essence.
I saw my dad soon after he died, and he was showing me that he was happy, doing what he loved most. He was fishing. "Really good fishing", he said as he cast out his line, and then he added "there's all sorts of critters over here".
As relieved as I was to see him, I was a bit taken back, not only by his spontaneous appearance, but also by his off-the-wall comments. I don't think I told anyone about it -- most especially not my mother, because I didn't know how she'd take it. She's always held the opinion I had alien blood running through my veins, and this would have cinched it! However, I realized the true reason I held the secrecy was a fear that the whole experience would be invalidated -- it definitely was not as anyone presupposed afterlife would be.
Many years later, not all that long before Mom died, I did tell her. Ironically, she was comforted by it, even thanked me for telling her, and then I wished I'd told her long ago.
He has been gone a long time now, some twenty-four years, and I've not seen him since. However, over and over again I have received various validations of "heaven" that catches my attention, such as it being the Fifth Dimension, and that it is true, now extinct animals from Earth have simply moved on to that plane, are very much alive and living peacefully over there....
I had the NDE in '86, and when I came back, not only my life changed, but I had changed. Everything looked different.
I don't remember all that much of what happened while I was out, it being similar to the dissipating details of a dream. However I am yet well aware of sitting in a small wooden rowboat, at what was probably early dawn, the muted orange, pinks and mauve sky beautifully reflecting the tranquil and serene ambiance in the still, quiet, rippleless waters. Sitting in front of me was a figure, his unseen face buried deep within the over-sized hood of his robe. I remember his asking me what I wanted to do. Whatever my answer, I was aware it was a choice, my call.
Obviously I came back, only to return to the emotional fight of my life -- a period when my life was turned completely upside down. It felt as though I was starting all over again, but with a newness I'd not experienced before, a literal recovery of who I was and what I wanted.
Had it not happened, I would not be who I am today, or doing what I do.
Since the experience, I've not feared death. True, I don't remember vivid details of the 'other side', but it did leave me with a calmness that is present with me today, an integrated knowing that there is nothing to fear. So it is that I began working with others to help them with their fears, holding the Light as they find their way, wherever it is their path takes them.
It's all about trust. Trust in an orderly Universe that says there are no accidents and that everything has its own purpose; trust that there is a loving God living within us, that we are connected to, and a part of, but is so much more powerfully magnanimous than we can ever phantom on this limited physical, material plane.
Trust is confidence. I have learned all I need do is ask, and somewhere, in some way, I receive answers. Truth feels right and thus I know I can trust.
Ultimately, the choice is mine to validate the validation. To believe or not to believe.
Oh yes, whether we think we do or not, there is always a choice...even with living and dying.
As to our gal who is in the process of coming to terms with her Higher Self, she presently has the essence of her mother around her, and a beloved aunt. Her son, who passed before her, is there, too -- appearing to her as he did when he was just a lad...I don't know why, perhaps that is a period when they were the closest, or how she best remembers him.... Dunno. It is hers.
When it is time to go, there will be other gentle spirits with her, lovingly helping her walk over the bridge into the Light.
She is not alone, nor will she be.
My heart is with you. I am a firm believer in prayer power of the White Light. All you need to do is think it, and it is there. It is easy. Use it. In helping her, it will also help you feel the peace.
Need validation? Ask. It'll come in some meaningful way. You'll know. That's a promise.