Oneness

“As we feel the pain that all people feel in facing an uncontrollable world, compassion naturally arises – even for our ‘enemies.’ ”
~Ezra Bayda~

Collectively, much of humanity is absorbed in the mundane, obsessed with appearances and drama. They have forgotten or neglected the only thing that matters – awakening to the truth of who we truly are. Each of us is a fragment of the infinite Oneness of the Divine. The earthbound experience utilizes forgetfulness in order to facilitate the joy of awakening.

Purposely look past the roles that people play (both consciously and unconsciously). Depth of vision will allow you to connect with the soul of another and interact from a higher level of consciousness. Consider this: all definitions create limitation. See if you can stop defining yourself and others. Instead, operate as a field of awareness, bringing the vastness of soul connection into play.

When faced with opposition, remember that the other is acting from a place of fear and has lost touch with the deeper perfection of life. This may foster compassion rather than anger. Thus, your actions will be based upon love, balance and perspective.

When we connect on a soul level, something powerful happens. We experience a brief moment of Oneness, our collective energy expands and we begin to explore a new facet of love.

Awakening

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”
~John O’Donohue~
Prior to birth we create a blueprint of what we hope to learn and experience during a lifetime. We build upon the lessons of past lives, we seek to explore new ideas and arrange meetings with others who will help us along the way. Ours is a free-will world; however, the soul will typically do its best to stick to the plan.
Trust the processes of your soul. Once we are born, our perception and knowledge become limited by design. Its helpful to remember that the choices were originally made with wisdom, love, support and expansive vision. In spite of how things sometimes appear, love is the driving force behind the growth that awaits.
Self-reflection is a powerful practice. Consider making list of all the challenges you have faced. Next to each one write one defining and empowering thing that you have learned from the experience.

Outside Validation

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
~John Lennon~

Once you discover your authentic way of being in the world, everything becomes very simple. You effortlessly embrace the call of your spirit and consistently demonstrate your level of consciousness, whether or not anyone else is around to witness. Beautiful, vibrant energy flows through you, infusing all that you do with the higher vibrations of love, light and laughter.

Seeking outside validation is an ego-generated journey of frustration and soul crushing compromise. When we are constantly trying to determine what others may be seeking from us, we discover that chasing recognition ultimately leads into the abyss of fear.

Understand deeply that those who grace your life need you to be your most authentic self. This is the energy that you weave into our collective experience and there is no one in the world with your unique way of being. Observe your inner state of peace. This is the barometer that will inform that you are fulfilling your purpose here. There is nothing to prove. You are amazing.

Everything is Extraordinary

“If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”

~Chinese Proverb~

Do you ever forget that you are a magnificent, abundant, infinite being of light playing a game of discovery…? You bring something special to the collective consciousness of the planet that contributes to the growth of us all. Allow yourself to shine and relax into your potential.

One important aspect of awakening is personal responsibility. When you seek to bring mastery to all that you do, every moment, in some way, contributes to your soul’s expansion and expression. Observe yourself without judgment or condemnation.

There is only consciousness or unconsciousness. One brings peace, the other conflict. As your inner light begins to express itself, realize that nothing can ever dim the infinite beauty of the Divine. It seeks only to experience the present moment through you, bringing something beautiful to the world that perfectly completes this intricate tapestry we call life.

Focusing Intention

“…Realize that your dream is fueled by the passion of the soul rather than the will of your ego and find a way to act courageously before the day ends.”
~Alberto Villoldo
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Seek to expand your ideas, dreams and behavior. Honor the sacred path of your souls awakening by taking one conscious action today. What do you wish to create? What can you do to bring that energy into your experience? Small consistent actions add up to powerful transformation. You can choose to be courageous and dream a new world into being.
When we first begin to observe our thoughts and words, it can be surprising to discover how often they destabilize our precious balance. We activate the power of the soul by re-framing old limitations and focusing on the gift, the goal and the potential within the present moment.
Our role is to engage life from the level of soul rather than the level of mind. Our lives are epic journeys of spiritual maturation and courage is born of the willingness to walk forward with faith. Trust your inner wisdom and know that you are an empowered participant in the collective awakening of the planet.

Self-Care

You don’t have to be angry, triggered, depressed or fed up in order to create change. When you make self-care a priority, your balance will help you remain clear and calm in the midst of trouble. It will also set a baseline energy in your experience that will make it easier to notice when something feels off, thus allowing you to address it in the early stages of development.

The human experience is a paradoxical one. We learn through emotion and yet often struggle to manage and express our emotions in healthy ways. By bringing Presence into your experience of the Now, you can become the observer. Notice how you feel in response to events in your life situation, world events or your vision of the future, and honor your feelings. Move as quickly as you can into the heart-driven knowledge that there is a blessing inherent in every situation.You are a child of light. You are safe, loved, supported and guided each and every step of the way. Recognize the importance of creating inner harmony and consciously acting from a space of personal integrity. As an old soul, your perception will likely be far different from that of the masses. This is a vital aspect of your spiritual growth. You can hold space while playing your role in the awakening consciousness of the planet.

Standing at the Crossroads

“Each day is a new beginning. You can start fresh, anticipating what today will bring. Or you can just settle for yesterday’s doubts, fears, or worries. Which road will you take? Do you take the path to the clear present or the the shadows of the past?”

~Eve Evangelista~

There are times that we stand at the crossroads from where an infinite number of paths emerge. The higher your level of consciousness, the greater your vision. As you awaken, your choices will be prompted by profound insight and empowerment. Choose to experience your life through adventure and participation and don’t be afraid to venture into new places.

There is only one thing to ask: “Has my life been a celebration or a sadness?” When you find your unique way of expressing yourself you may discover that the world desperately needs what you have to offer. No matter what you choose to do, do it mindfully. Become immersed within the present moment with joy, acceptance and enthusiasm and the way forward will make itself known.

We are engaged in a collective process of awakening; however, there are many paths to enlightenment. Choose the ones fill your soul with inspiration and joy.

Enlightenment

“Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it’s about becoming more fully human. . . . It is the end of ignorance.”
~Lama Surya Das~

Enlightenment is a slow, transformative process. The journey inward hesitantly begins with many starts and stops. The heart feels pulled to engage the mystery and we begin the fumbling movement towards ecstasy.

The ego equates enlightenment with death – and indeed, enlightenment is the death of the ego. As we evolve, it must become more subtle and so we visit the same type of circumstances repeatedly until we have gleaned insight from many differing levels of consciousness.

Ultimately, the soul heeds the call of awakening and we are able to break free from the ravages of karma. While life still unfolds as it will, we no longer feel victimized by circumstance; instead, awareness transforms even the most challenging situations through love.

Each of us will forge a unique pathway to higher dimensions. The most beautiful thing that you can do is share your insights and wisdom and act in a way that exemplifies them in the world of form. This is the process of transformation.

Transmutation

“Transmutation:

  • Grapes must be crushed to make wine
  • Diamonds form under pressure
  • Olives are pressed to release oil
  • Seeds grow in darkness

Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation/transmutation.”

~Lalah Delia~

Intense pressure is very powerful. Whether physical, emotional, psychological or intuitive, we are transformed by the challenges we face. Beautiful gifts await discovery; however, they can often be hard to recognize or understand while the transmutation is happening.

Fear not. Your soul knows exactly what it is doing. Your awareness is being tempered by the forces of nature. Approach the Now with an open heart and experience whatever the present moment brings while having faith in your ability to rise above.

You shine with the brilliance of a thousand suns and rainbows are reflected in your tears. A brilliant masterpiece is in progress – your efforts will not be in vain. The cycle of initiation is actively in play and it’s powerful to remember that nothing is ever lost, it merely changes form.

Trust yourself. You know more than you realize and are ready to explore new facets of strength, empowerment and awareness. The expansion of Consciousness is in process.

The Divine Triangle – Part 1

The Divine Triangle is an interpretation of life through the view of numerology. The soul enters the body at birth and begins a 27 year journey through the Youth cycle. This phase creates the foundation of our mind and character until we reconnect with the fire of the soul at age 27. At the Saturn return (approximately between ages 27-29) we are transformed by the fires of awareness, usually through an intense event that pivots the life direction.

At age 27 we embark upon the Power phase of our journey. Here we typically discover new aspects of ourselves through the expansion of wealth, family, business — learning the lessons of the material plane through experience. This chapter of our lives is where we face and drop the conditioning of youth and learn about empowerment. At age 54 we come into direct contact with the soul once again and there is an echo of the Saturn return to bring us into greater awareness.

The Wisdom cycle begins at age 54. This period is more introspective and we begin to reassess our choices and examine our lessons more thoroughly. The energy of power and accumulation often wanes as we reflect upon ways to connect the spiritual and the mundane within our experience.

It is important to explore each cycle fully. While we tend to manage to the blueprint we designed prior to birth, free will is always in play. The soul seeks to evolve and awaken and this beautiful planet is our playground of choice.