Monthly Archives: October 2015

Don’t Die On The Vine

Monarch

Butterfly – “Lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously… Get ready for a big change… It’s time to make the changes you’ve been considering.”  ~ Dr. Steven Farmer

The other day, I had an epiphany.  I saw a butterfly wiggling it’s way out of her chrysalis.  I was so excited to witness nature in action.  I kept going back to check on it.  It was making slow progress.  I was curious why ants kept crawling over the chrysalis.  The chrysalis was breaking open… about a quarter inch more, wiggling still going on.

Then I got distracted and didn’t check on it until the next day, expecting to see an empty chrysalis hanging onto my passion flower vine.  Sadly, no.  The butterfly was no longer wiggling and for some reason she had died inside her chrysalis.  She was covered in busy ants.  It never occurred to me that sometimes they die and don’t burst forth into their winged beauty.

I believe that our angels and guides are always communicating with us, showing us metaphors and signs, if we pay attention.  I started to mull over, what was the meaning in this??  All of a sudden, it dawned on me.

I have all this passion and love for life and I want to burst forth and share it with everyone.  I am ready to teach workshops and do one on one’s with people about my Shamanic practices.  I want to show people how to find their JOY and live in the moment.  I want to teach people how to live in gratitude and to focus on what is good and beautiful in the world around them.  I want to help people to realize how special and unique they are and encourage them to share their gifts in the world and do what their higher selves and their souls came here to do.  That is why I came here to this world.  That is my passion.

Who do I think I am?  What do I have that is so unique?  Who are my people and how do I find them?  Then I contract into self doubt and worry.  Not to mention fear around the almighty dollar.  How will I pay my bills?

What would I accomplish if I had total trust in the universe and went about my soul’s agenda and didn’t worry if I was making money or not?  I am trying to do that, but the physical reality is that we do also need to pay our bills.

But, right here, the universe is saying to me, “Do you want to burst forth into the beauty that you already are?  Or do you want to die on the vine?”

I do not want to die on the vine!!!  If the universe is so powerful that it brings me such a profound message, it must also be powerful enough to take care of me.  To take me under it’s wings, so to speak…

“The entire universe is an intelligence system.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Bring Your Soul Into Daily Life

Girl looking up before storm.

Girl looking up before storm.

“Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A mind at peace, a mind focused on not harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”  ~Wayne Dyer

I love having deep discussions with my friends about our spiritual lives.  Our souls and our bodies are not separate.  That being said, I believe we should keep our souls activated at all times.  Bring our souls to the grocery store, the bank and to the sink while doing the dishes.  I believe we should act with love, compassion, honesty and integrity at all times.  We can keep our personal safety and spiritual integrity and still go throughout our day.  We can maintain healthy boundaries  and safety in the world.  Daily work builds on reserving an hour a day or week to meditate, walk in nature or go to church, etc…  Church, meditation, spiritual workshops, walking in nature… all help us to stay grounded to Mother Earth and connected to God/Goddess or Father Sky.  These practices keep us on track in our daily life, but the other part of time we are to keep ourselves on track.

I think it’s beautiful that we all find what feeds our personal soul.  Do that.  Then bring it into the world.  I imagine we all have some influence over our loved ones and community.  Let’s use that influence for the greater good.  The more we show honesty and integrity and respect for all life the better.  If people can be influenced by their friends to do negative things, they can be influenced to do positive things as well.

I also believe we can be a good example and a good friend with conscious listening.  Many times people listen to compare or to fix or to wait their turn to talk.  What if we just compassionately listen, so that the person feels validated?  A lot of times, people resolve their own problems by talking out loud and come to their own conclusion with a few deepening questions.

I believe we all have a higher self.  My personal goal is to continue to step into my higher self, every day, every hour and at some point, I become my higher self.  Then, my next goal is that I “grow” an even more higher self and begin my growth into that one too.

Where is the tipping point?  I challenge us to keep up the good deeds and loving acts of kindness.  The goal being that we reach the tipping point when more and more people follow this way of life,  leading us into the “Beyond”.  We can create pods of people in our towns and then as our energy reaches farther and farther, we can connect with other like minded, spiritually based groups of people.  We can see the big picture and begin to visualize our whole planet connected by a web of light.  We can heal the world in this way.

My Shamanic teacher, Sandra Ingerman, describes the Web of Light that she has sponsored all over the world to help with world peace and healing.  To learn more, click here:

http://www.sandraingerman.com/creatingaweboflight.html