So yesterday I shared some thoughts and experiences surrounding the energy of my birthday and one of the things that I mentioned had to do with growth cycles as contractions and expansions within a spiraling experience.
One thing I didn’t mention from my beach adventure, was that I was also gifted a special “spiral” shell that may appear ordinary, but to me was significant and extraordinary. It’s symbolism immediately stood out, the moment my eye caught it in the water my feet were immersed in alongside of it.
I also instantly recognized the lovely synchronicity connecting it to the card my parents had sent me for my birthday, which I mentioned the message that was inscribed within, also in yesterday’s share.
You can see both my shell gift and card above.
Perhaps you have already noted, if you see things like I do, that this shell not only has the same exact shape as the ivory one on the card (just spiraling the opposite way), but that part of the outer brown “shell” encasing had been “shed”, revealing a gorgeous, rainbow-infused, mother of pearl, sparkly inner layer.
And perhaps this already speaks for itself, but in case not, I saw it immediately as the evolutionary growth process of shedding of old structures, illusions, veils, and layers – peeling the onion so to speak – to reveal the vulnerable and valuable “pearl” core essence that is at the “heart” of things.
I love that the shell is “in process”, as it perfectly mirrors my own journey and each of our journeys, constantly and eternally shifting and recreating itself through the wisdom of experience, integration, and learning.
Powerful stuff! And it was another beautiful part of yesterday’s meaningful impact.
But what it also speaks to is something else that had recently happened, and the meaning for me that it has personally. This part of the story may sound a bit odd – you’ll understand as I share it – but as I mentioned yesterday, I simply can’t NOT express my truth and what feels to be wanting to channel through.
First off, let me recap part of yesterday’s post about the above mentioned cycles. I shared:
…These choices and growth cycles come with times of contraction, in order to create huge spurts of expansion. Within the contracting may be pains, facing fears, and feeling the challenges to their depths, but then that naturally comes with the counterparts to all of these, as we partner in the dance of life and make leaps forward, sideways, and ALL ways. And this natural pulsing of going within, then emanates more largely with each cycle, as it begins to remember and experience the fullness of All That Is while still enjoying every unique expression within that Source field…
…I’ve come to be okay with making so-called “mistakes”, stumbling, looking awkward as I grow, or saying something that makes no sense in my spiral efforts to keep moving energy in order to flow into the next phase of my growth expansion and experience.
And while I do this, I also do my best to support others to do the same and remind myself that they are merely spiraling along their own contractions and expansions to embrace more of their own pulsing hearts…
And just a reminder on spiral symbolism:
Symbol of creation, movement, fluidity, surrender/releasing, holistic growth, and awareness of the one within the context of the whole. It reveals the cyclical nature of life, the consciousness of nature from core center expanding outward, and the relationship between unity and multiplicity. It is the limitless spirals that move both “inward towards the Source of creation and eternally outward with Source’s continual self-creation.” In this way, the spiral reflects the contiguous journey home to who you really are and the journey to be one with Source.
And so that brings me to the recent “happenstance”, although I see it as another Divine reflection of evolution on my journey home to who I really am, which took place the day before my birthday, this past Tuesday, February 24th.
I had just returned home the night before and the next day was out doing errands. I mentioned in yesterday’s birthday post how my car was graced by a bunch of little moths that were fluttering about inside and on me. Moth symbolism is about transformation, ease of movement in darkness/shadow, psychic awareness and deeper inner knowing, otherworldliness, dreams, vulnerability, determination, intuition, and faith, to name a few things.
Moths move in blind faith, trusting and relying on their intuition solely, as they are nocturnal. This speaks to living YOUR life by intuition and with faith in yourself and your abilities, but with wise discernment and conscious observance. If you aren’t listening to your intuition, then Moth will remind you to do so.
Avia Venefica shares this:
Even in navigation, when we observe the moth to fly into artificial light or flames, the moth demonstrates its faith and determination.
It is still unproven as to why the moth is driven to light – but the best hypothesis is that the moth navigates by lunar light. In the absence of moonlight, the moth moves to the next best thing: man-made light.
Even at the risk of losing its life, the moth is ever-vigilant in following its path of light. This may also serve as a moral to us to keep our own vigilance, but not fall victim of blind faith.
Here we see a fragile vulnerability in the moth. The moon is her mother, and she will follow her course at all cost. This makes her open to distraction, vulnerable to harm. Here we may find another message to adjust our course as our path indicates, rather than drive forward without heeding important signs along the way.
As a creature of the night, and by her navigational devices, we see the moth is highly influenced by the power of the moon.
This all is very meaningful to me and speaks to the messages I’ve been channeling as important to be embracing and consistently practicing – trusting in myself is “key” and something I can’t afford NOT to do anymore.
The interesting part that stood out most, was the part about “adjusting your course as your path indicates, rather than drive forward”, is exactly what I got from part of the message of my experience. I actually used the same words when describing it to my mom yesterday.
So what took place on my way home from grocery shopping, with moths in my car, was any ordinary kind of thing. Stuff that I had sitting on the passenger seat fell onto the floor and while I was stopped at a red light, I decided to retrieve them.
I did unbuckle my seat belt and leaned to the right at a forward angle to reach the things, retrieving some of them. Determined to get all of it and quickly before the red light turned green, I then thrusted and “drove myself forward” hard and with extended effort, achieving my intent (cause), but not without result (effect).
I heard a small crack, but wasn’t sure what it could be. I just knew my right side hurt a bit, but wasn’t anything horrible and didn’t seem unusual given I had thrust into the side arm of my chair when reaching deeply forward.
Things I could have done differently? Not worry about picking them up until I got home, which was in another 3 minutes or so. Lifting the arm of my chair to make it easier.
I didn’t think much of it, but noticed a tiny bit of ache on my right that evening, intermittently. The next day was the same – on my birthday. I didn’t notice much of anything, until the evening and then realized that my side was starting to ache a lot more than I thought when I did anything utilizing/straining that area like bending/lifting, sitting/laying a certain way, sneezing, coughing, and laughing even.
Then I started to realize, “I think I’ve cracked my rib/s”.
And today I felt confirmed that this was an actuality, as I had all the symptoms (the sensitivities to things when that part of my right side rib cage is activated) that were exactly like what I experienced when I fractured my tailbone back in 2001 or so. You don’t realize how much every little bone in your body is integral to your day, until it doesn’t function “normally”.
It’s not a big deal, in terms of “bone fracturing”, as it just simply needs its time to heal naturally, but I found it relevant and interesting that it happened the day before my birthday/new cycle (this is a big year for me energetically) and nearly perfectly mirrored the timing of 2 years ago in 2012 when I fractured my left foot twice within two months! The first of those two fractures (a perfect spiral fracture to my left metatarsal) happened one week, to the day, of my birthday that year and when it healed, I then fractured my left pinky toe.
This makes 5 fractures in my lifetimes (5 is my favorite and magickal number, so let’s see if this is the charm rather than 3 lol!), but I have to say that like with my “aging” process I shared about yesterday, I simply don’t find any problem or negativity from this experience. Rather, and this is part of what may sound odd/weird, I find it to be an amusing and perfect gift.
Now that’s not to say I think that everyone should go around breaking bones. lol! However, for me, it is simply part of my “contracting” and “expansion” that I am experiencing, along with that shedding of old structures – which the bones and skeletal system of our bodies represent – in order to shatter what is no longer necessary so that the new can fully emerge within the regenerative process of integration in a new way and form.
I also know that the sign of Capricorn rules the bones and is connected to the Male or that “Father”principle, if you may. So shattering this would be moving through the processing of “old and traditional, out-moded, and over-used Male energy, and working at integrating the Divine Male into harmonious dance within.
And being that I had just recently gotten a sacred and potent tattoo on my right arm, to help empower and integrate this “new” Male energy (as your right side of the body is connected to your left/male oriented side of the brain), it wasn’t surprising that some shifts would be taking place both literally/physically and symbolically/energetically.
I also see bones in what may seem to be an interesting way, which is something new I’ve explored in the last couple of years since my last fractures. I have mixed feelings on needing to get my bones stronger, so they don’t crack so easily, as while on one hand I believe in supporting our bodies to be strong (which I am mindful of in the food and nutrient, exercise that works for me, and lifestyle choices I make daily), I also am seeing these “rigid” structures – represented by bones – in a productive light of breaking down to expand, transmute, and regenerate into something new and more representative of the freeness we are manifesting into.
They need to be strong, but flexible, and not so rigid and “dense” and that may be about the restructuring of DNA and molecular patterning that we are experiencing and will continue to, as we are shifting into new and luminous human beings.
It immediately reminds me of how we look and form like a fish when in the womb, but then go on to have more dense bones and skeletal systems than fish, reptiles, and sharks, which are more flexible. Sharks, and some fish, in fact have skeletons made of cartilage and are known as cartilaginous.
Now I know we aren’t living in the ocean – although that sounds like a fun plan to this Pisces fish – however there’s an interesting evolutionary process here that indicates differences between flexibility and rigidity of the different species. And we aren’t even talking about beings “not of this world”.
I’m no scientist, doctor, or evolutionary expert, however I do know that change is happening and this includes our body structures that will reflect the shifts we are making on levels of consciousness and that are taking place with transmutational evolution, as we are expanding that consciousness.
Fun stuff! And needless to say, I have a cracked rib or two, but fully am delving into the messaging and symbolism of this experience, feeling the potency of the shifts I have been making, while heeding that reminding advice to “adjust my path based on the intuitive and discerning messaging I’ve been receiving, rather than drive forward quickly” – even if I can see the target clearly and know I can achieve it, as it simply may not be the result that I ultimately want and may not be for the highest and most harmonious good of all concerned.
I LOVE how everything we need to know is right here (inside of us and reflected all around us), if we truly believe and open our eyes, listen, embrace it, and put it to active practice.
This rib fracture is merely a contraction to expansion and part of the spiraling cycle of natural growing pains that do not need to be fueled with negativity, sympathy, sorrow, dwelling, anger, frustration, or anything else of that nature. It simply needs to be surrendered into, as the seasonal change that has its own wisdom and divine unfolding.
An accident? No. Could it have been avoided? Sure. However, if the totality of learning that was received in this experience wasn’t integrated, then it was inevitable something else would take place at some unknown time.
I’m grateful to have it be as such, and I embrace the vulnerability that is being revealed, like that mother of pearl like core essence of the shell I found, as I shatter, shift, and shed each old layer and “make leaps forward, sideways, and ALL ways.”
A reminding bone, rather than a thorn, in my side, helping to reveal the pearl of wisdom and wholeness within.
I told you this may sound a bit odd, but then I never claimed to be anything but.
Thanks for this share Laura and Raven. I encounter many birds in my daily and nature visits and have been watching their patterns and appearances that seem increasingly prolific and catching my attention. So this rings true to me. I feel that all of the animal kingdom and Nature are messaging us, so keep an open ear to the messages they are sharing. Since birds in particular are divine messengers that deliver spiritual communication, they are like sentinels of land, sky and water that keep watch, survey, and convey to us both what is of Earth and Cosmic origin. Their appearances are meaningful and their voice carries great wisdom.
Originally posted on Laura Bruno's Blog:
“Laura, I have received a bit of insight related to the bird sightings brought up here and elsewhere. I spoke with raven during a shamanic journey today and asked if he had a message for the people. He said the family of birds is somewhat confused and struggling. They can feel pockets of radiation and many other environmental assaults, and they attempt to avoid it by flying to places where they might not normally be seen. They are also affected by unusual weather modifications, HAARP and similar microwave technologies. This is not surprising at all, but what is a bit of a surprise is that the reason they seem “friendlier” and more engaging with humans now is that they are seeking our partnership and aid. They will befriend anyone who helps them, who cares in some way for Gaia, and who will at least meet them half way, spirit to spirit. They love us and they need our help to better survive while they chart new territories. They believe that by joining spirit forces we all stand a better chance for helping Gaia and ultimately every spirit being. They want to join forces if we are willing and open to do so.
“So, if you are encountering birds in unusual ways, seek their spirit voice, open your heart to them, thank them for being the beautiful spirits they are, express your love and gratitude, and listen to what they have to tell you.”
As this post shares, the science is NOT settled, NO consensus has been reached, and the questions about GMO safety are NOT closed. 297 scientists and experts reject these claims made otherwise. If you haven’t already been on board with people against GMO’s because of these false claims, this may be cause for alert. More and more truths are and will continue to be revealed about GMO’s, and more on the world scene. Thanks for the share Laura and Jon.
Originally posted on Laura Bruno's Blog:
Finally, scientists and experts have begun to push back against the manufactured “consensus” about GMOs.
by Jon Rappoport
Love it! Things that make you go “hmmmmm”. Whether you believe in the Faery Realm and “Little People” or not, you’ll likely find this interesting. I, for one, believe and am giggling at the veils lowering more each day. Thanks Faery sis, Laura, for the fun share.
Originally posted on Laura Bruno's Blog:
Today’s post goes right along with a fascinating book I’ve been reading for the past month: “The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries” by W.Y. Evans-Wentz. This 1910 dissertation involves copious interviews of “old timers” living in the outskirts of Celtic countries in the early 20th century, before electricity and “civilization” wiped out most of the remaining practitioners of Fairy-Faith. As an academic endeavor, it’s quite dense and slow reading; however, Wentz’s painstaking efforts to find credible witnesses, authentic texts, and anthropological indicators definitely bring this typically “woo-woo” topic to levels of scholarly debate not normally afforded the Faery Realm. He interviews psychics, politicians, ordinary folks — many in their 80′s and 90′s even at the turn of the 20th century.
Wentz gives some brief overviews of similar beliefs, myths and legends in other cultures, but he primarily focuses on the Celtic regions. Today’s post explores my recurring topic of elves in Iceland, as well as some evidence for actual hobbits, and a civilization of “Little People” in North America. Anyway, I found the following article quite interesting. Enjoy!
What are your feelings about organized groups, whether a group that resonates with you or not? This is an interesting topic that, like with anything, doesn’t have a black or white answer. And for me, in fact, it’s quite gray and something to explore further, as well as be mindful of. However, I would like to share my personal feelings and experiences simply as a dialogue and way to perhaps expand perceptions.
I’ve heard and seen so much, especially recently, that has driven home to me why from as far back as I can remember as a child, I have always been put off by organized group mentality, even when it is in support of things I believe strongly in and that have uplifting and empowering intentions.
I have always been one to cherish my personal free will and ability to be myself, without answering to others, nor feeling the scrutiny of projected ideas upon me – even when those ideas are deemed as “going to elevate and enlighten me”. And for this reason (not the only), have never wanted to be an active member of a group, although may support their efforts from afar, with my own personal energetic or creative actions, or will dip in and out when I choose to.
That being said, we are by default, all connected. We come from Oneness and so we will always share that unified bond. However, I believe that part of why we incarnate here on Earth is to express our individuation in all of its unique and colorful beauty. I don’t believe we came here to master Oneness, but I do believe we came to experience being Human in such a way as to live out loud that sensual, raw and most vulnerable, authentically true expression, as pure Source of the personal home frequency we each embody. I believe we are here to practice our sovereign free will through the alchemy of our heart and understand that what we imagine, we can manifest masterfully, because we are indeed powerful Source beings.
We share the same Source, but that Source created multi-dimensional possibilities and limitless potentials for a reason, of which free will and experience itself are a driving force.
Yet, I feel it’s important to remember to maintain, cultivate, and express your own unique voice and not to allow yourself to be swayed by popular persuasion. Even if it sounds really good, everyone you know is doing it, and being part of that exhilaration of group mentality that invokes a personal sedative into temporary bliss-numbness, feels really good.
I believe that knowing yourself first, so that when you do actually come together in gatherings of like-mindedness, will provide you the ability to maintain wise discernment and personal integrity, as well as bring to the table your own valuable insights and expressions that can enhance the experience.
We aren’t meant to be drones led by others to follow an ideology or some other form of idealization blindlessly. We each have a heart and a mind and the duty, as a human, to exercise them. And when we each do, we enhance the quality of life for the collective, rather than create a boring existence of monotonous “sameness”.
We CAN choose, however, if a particular ideology aligns with our personal frequency and then make informed decisions, moment to moment, as to how we proceed with that information based on its resonance with our own personal evolvement.
There is so much I could write on this topic and I won’t possibly be able to express it all in this post, nor do I want to belabor this more than I likely will ), as I merely am guided to bring up some food for thought. So I will trust that the aspects of most need to be shared, will channel through and that the dialogue it creates will continue long after this share.
Before I delve into the full expression of this topic I’m being guided to address (which may journey through different branches of the same tree while I follow the energy flow), let me first share some precursors to my personal feelings surrounding the messages and beliefs that become known practices or are widely admired.
Where I derive my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs stems from my own personal heart filtering that deciphers what aligns with my personal frequency and what doesn’t. I don’t subscribe to any particular belief system, by name. I don’t follow any particular person or practice, and I am not one to “name drop”, nor do I even really know a lot of what is said to be a certain ideology from public figures. If I share a quote by someone, it is because I resonate with what is shared and since I am citing it in that person’s exact words, I give expressive credit where it is due.
But, even as an artist, while I am acquainted with works of art and styles, I wouldn’t be the person to go to in order to find out who created something. I left that knowledge back in school and developed into my own personal expression of me that desired to be as clear and pure of a channel as possible of the energy that wanted to come through my human vehicle.
Being a Pisces without boundaries, I guess you could say I knew one of my personal missions was to be able to decipher “me” amidst the “we”, since I was very familiar with the “we” to the extreme.
While I’m familiar with what people stand for and there are a lot of things I resonate with from others because it mirrors my own feelings, I have never felt that information “belonged” to any one person.
So although we may connect a certain idea, message, thought, quote, or belief with a person who is “known” for saying it, I see this differently. For me, I acknowledge that these people had the courage to voice their feelings and ideas, as visionary leaders, but I also know that the information does not “belong” to them and that many others, who go unknown and have been unheard, have channeled similar or the same information simultaneously (or perhaps even long before), but they were simply not meant to be known for it.
What each person IS capable of doing, is channeling things in a unique way to them, which may be through a personal style and ability they have for expressing it in a way that the people who are meant to hear or see it in that way would resonate with. This may be as a leader in a very public way vs. a leader among a small group or family.
However, someone living alone on the top of a mountain has the same access to the well of information and energy, as someone born to lead masses. And yet while the person who lives alone in isolation may never physically connect with others, simply their tapping into that well of inspiration and utilizing it in their own life (and through their interaction with the Earth and natural surroundings) will have a domino effect on the collective, helping to spread the light and expand collective awareness nonetheless – just in a “different” way.
This happens a lot, as you will often see how as a collective, we are constantly tapping into the same well of information and energy, since we ultimately are not separate. So I might say something and then others will share that they had been pondering the same exact thing at that moment I share it. The reality is, I simply voiced it in my unique way, but others were experiencing it in their own unique way, nonetheless.
This is one way in which I recognize how we are already so connected, yet honor that individual way we each channel things from a state of equality rather than that guruism that develops, or elevating others to a level we are ourselves uniquely also capable of.
We each have something valuable to contribute and even if it is in a similar vein of thought as others, it will be expressed very differently by you. And the people that need to hear it in the way you express it will only hear it when you do, and not when I do, and vice versa.
We need each and everyone of you to actively “BE” who you came here to be, express, and share with us all.
But what I see happen a lot when people create groups (not always, as there are some proactively aware co-creators out there), is that the unification and strength they originated that group development from (which honored and respected the individual), a lot of times turns into a self-appointed court system of the righteous versus everyone else that is different – and that includes people within the same group!
There is an astounding imbalance of ego, competition, and mis-directed anger and repression from groups you would otherwise think would be thriving and high-vibe living. Again, it’s not in ALL cases, but so much of this has been brought to my attention over and over from others and what I have seen myself recently, that it really felt time to address this.
What’s interesting is that people will consistently express their surprise to me when they share the experiences they, or people they know, have been having in these so-called “enlightened and conscious awareness” groups. It was as if they thought that anyone doing so-called “good” would be immune from unproductive use of ego. And yet, what I far too often find, is that this ego lives and thrives well in any setting, but just gets ingeniously hidden and explained away by the very practices set into motion for positive change.
I have seen the leaders of compassion-teaching, turn on anyone who is not part of their cause, and this also includes anyone within the group that does not live up to their ideals. And I can only say to this, “How can anyone following them, not see the inconsistency in their message?”
My only answer is that perhaps they do not want to also be targeted by speaking out, nor do they truly even know what they may stand for, or they find it easier to stay quiet and not ruffle any feathers, hoping it will go away. Ultimately, I find this to be an effect of not knowing, honoring, and activating what is your own personal frequency and taking on someone else’s tainted and confused understanding of their own, to be yours.
I know that people like to be with like-minded others to provide that supportive alignment that creates a safe space to thrive in. And I am the first to FULLY support and promote co-creation and co-supporting one another, feeling this is the now experience to cultivate. I also have first-hand experience of how this amazing synergy of co-support in the retreats and workshops I facilitate and have been a part of, can provide exponential growth, deeper sense of connection, healing, love and compassion, not to mention inspiration and valuable growth insights not so readily available to everyone when you are alone. And all of the services I provide are always with the intention of co-creation between the person or persons that I collaborate with.
There are many out there that are actively supporting and offering the same, which if you allow your body’s messages to guide you, you will be aligned with the mirror to your natural frequency, reflected in these environments.
Yet, the difference is, there is an honoring of each individual. Everyone has a say. Everyone is heard. Change is a constant based on what people bring to the table and feels aligned with each of us. And the outcome is individually experienced, as to what we each desire to see, feel, and take away from it, while also celebrates the melding of our unique colors to create a work of art together. And at the end of the day, while you feel you always have a family that supports exactly who you are and where you are in life, you can also choose to freely walk your own path and are encouraged to do so because that is why you are here – to share YOUR gifts – not to replicate someone else’s version of theirs.
For me, this co-creative energy doesn’t come with a conditional clause that says, I ONLY co-create from a place of compassion if you do EXACTLY what I say and do and feel and believe. Co-creation is the unconditional heart melding of empowered souls who bring to the partnership their authentic beauty and expressions so that learning, growth, expansion, and incredibly beautiful creations can be made that both celebrate the individual thread and the entire tapestry at once.
If someone has a differing opinion, is going through their own stages of learning, is at a different leg in the journey, well by golly that is THEIR journey and it doesn’t mean that there isn’t any value to the frequency they are sharing that couldn’t have benefit to your own evolution or to the depth of what you potentially could create by embracing and integrating what they bring to the table.
I see some groups that say they stand for and preach compassion, and yet viciously turn on their own members like an old-fashioned witch hunt (making it their duty to dig into their private lives) even though they share the very ideals and beliefs that brought them together. Somewhere along the line, ego gets a hold of people and righteousness based on the idea that they have “arrived” at some ideal and “better than” place than others, deems them the ability to cast judgment, shame, ridicule, or worse, on people similar, but different than them, along with people CLEARLY different than them.
And yet, they forget the principles of why they created these groups, which may be based on more compassionate ways of living, wanting to create more unification and conscious empowerment, and even because of feeling persecuted, judged, ostracized, isolated, and unjustly treated themselves.
Group dynamics are supposed to be at the core of understanding racism, sexism, and other forms of social prejudice and discrimination, and yet group dynamics have also the ability to create these same oppositions within the very framework they were founded upon.
Is it no wonder that even if the message they have to share made sense, and the person targeted may have been inclined to embrace it, for the mere fact that it came at them with confusing, judgmental, uncaring and deaf ears, and often-times aggressive energy, the open doors of their heart and mind quickly shut down to “anything” having to do with what they associate this train of thought with?
I understand the reasoning for groups and yet I always felt that the minute a group was established, it automatically created division between that group and anyone outside of it. This is duality in its finest, demonstrated through choosing one side that simultaneously creates an existing force equal to it, but opposite on the other side of the coin. This will undoubtedly and naturally create tension and the potential for “right and wrong” labeling and aggressive actions. And duality may be fine if you in fact know how to work with the energies and realize the value in what the other side has to share, for your integrative evolution. But ultimately if you truly enact unconditional compassion and love, you will see from a third position, or gray area, which will allow you to observe and understand from your heart and realize the free will we each have – the very will you so cherish for yourself.
Yet, this doesn’t seem to happen in any consistent manner, and people are often just pointing fingers and turning up noses. Yes, even in the spiritual, conscious living, and new age communities.
I see one-upping on Facebook posts where people have the inability to share an expression simply as a perspective from their heart and with gratitude for what others have brought to the table for thought, but instead have an air of “I know better than you”, or berating others and puffing overblown egos with “This isn’t new to me, I’ve been doing this for years”, or nit-picking and finding error in one small facet of what someone shares, just to appease the ego.
I’ve seen vegans fight vegetarians and raw foodists for having different reasons for their lifestyle choices than what they deem “more important”, or even righteousness that one is better than the other. I’ve even seen people bashing the Dalai Lama’s eating choices.
I’ve seen animal rights groups fight and persecute welfarists because they have the “all-or-nothing” attitude, not realizing the steps and journeys people are on (and how that facilitates change with the varying journeys of the masses) and how at one time they were on a journey themselves.
I see protesters of different groups who violently yell, call people names, and can even become destructive or violent, if someone even remotely looks, speaks, and acts differently than their objective – and yet all of this is done under the guise of “compassion”.
Many of these people are self-proclaimed atheists and/or anarchists who will vehemently express their disgust over organized religion and infringing governmental hands in their business, but will in the same breath turn around and force-feed (sometimes violently, but at the least, very aggressively) their beliefs and lifestyles on anyone who doesn’t fully ALSO agree and live as they choose to.
Now I’m all about free speech and free will, but my feeling is that people are taking advantage of this to mean “all systems go” and that they don’t need to be held responsible and accountable for brash and rash “acting out” without first looking within.
I also don’t see a consistent “living by example” being exercised into action or thinking on ways that they might be able to reach more people with their message if in fact they learned to feel as the people they are reaching (feel as the person they once were who felt backed into a wall or even uninformed) and how might they find a more productive way to create wider change that was more compassionate and individually honoring.
Educating and informing is one way. Creative action and expressions of your gifts are another. Living your principles certainly comes up high on the radar. And definitely working out your own shadow aspects indeed might help. Come on…we are boundlessly creative beings. Do you really mean to tell me that “force” is all we can come up with? There are many ways, all of which will be far more effective if coming from an unconditional heart.
And I definitely don’t see acceptance of the fact that if despite your TRULY unconditionally compassionate efforts, someone still consciously chooses differently, that it isn’t your free will to infringe upon theirs. Things always have a way of working themselves out.
Not only is there the opposition of people inside a group to people outside of it, but also to “their own”. Infighting also takes place because some people have different ideas than the leaders or larger bands within the group and someone gets picked on because they aren’t quite their ideal. And let’s face it, some people just really enjoy drama and don’t realize why they create it, as a message to heal their own inner landscape. There’s spiritual egos bashing each other for varying beliefs, one form of spiritual modality thought to be more ideal than another, one-upping each other or striving to be “better than”, rather than naturally “being” your beautiful, “natural” self and honoring the same in others.
We all do the best we can with what we have been taught so far, and honestly, bashing each other isn’t going to help anyone. And that goes for the inner dialogue you have circling in your head as well when you stay silent, but are still actively putting energy into these kinds of thoughts.
The best thing each of us can do is to look at ourselves and ask, “Am I being consistent with every single belief, thought and feeling I hold of value and wish to see more of in the world?” Likely the answer for many will be no, if you are truly honest with yourself. And if this is the case, then while you have free will to do and say and act as you choose to, do you really have any leg to stand on, if you are not walking your own walk?
I think not.
I do understand, from past experience, how when you arrive at a juicy piece of information that completely shifts your life in positive ways, you have this inner desire to go out and shout it to the world. You feel, “If only others knew this, then they too would feel as good as I do.” Believe me, I went through this when I first consciously got on my spiritual journey in my mid to late teens and early twenties. I even cried from sadness often, as I was unknowingly judging from my side of the coin, everyone on the other side. So I do recognize how easily it can be to feel that it is your duty to help change others so they too can experience what you learned.
But in time you discover that everything has its own timing. We are all on different time trajectories and not only can you not make someone else change, but you also have no idea what their journey is about and what they have set up to learn in the way that is unique to them. So you discover, hopefully, that the most profound shift will take place when you live the example of your beliefs and choices and take actions in your own life to manifest the results of that.
Live from wholeness…cultivate wholeness.
Now, I’m not saying that this is happening everywhere and a lot of times it’s behind the scenes and in the recesses of your own mind when you are left to your own thoughts. But because it’s been coming up a lot recently from others sharing with me (and in some really vicious ways unfortunately), it seems to be an important dynamic to explore from all of the different angles involved, to see how perhaps we each might be able to contribute in a more consistently meaningful way.
Like with anything and life itself, if you are going to create and engage in a group, it would be to your benefit, and the group’s benefit, if you bring personal mindfulness to the table. As there are potentials that you can make a difference with by doing so, especially when injustice and inconsistency is being displayed. This could mean standing up for someone else being attacked simply because it is the “right thing to do”.
Do you remember the story about “The teenager that saved a man with an SS tattoo”?
And even if the only downfall is the potential of “losing” yourself to the greater group acceptance, then don’t you think that is still a really important reason for keeping your awareness on high? Your doing so could make all the difference in a split second experience. It could even mean the difference between life and death.
Being yourself isn’t about self-righteousness or separation. It is simply your loving privilege for being gifted a human body, and your service to the greater good, as an example of Source in all of its multitudinous glory.
I don’t identify myself with any group, nor like labels, and don’t even dignify my living in one country with any need for blaring out anything more than what is simply a state of where I happen to have been born and reside.
I find many (not all) organized groups to be like cults – where sameness is celebrated, being different in any little way isn’t accepted, and if not fostered from the true unconditional love and self-empowerment principles it may have been founded upon, has the potentials to create division nonetheless.
I, personally, prefer to wander in and out of where, what, and when calls me, as that feels most aligned with my own personal frequency, but that is just me. I do celebrate us co-creating, working and thriving together by contributing each of our unique gifts and equally listening to each unique voice for the value it has to share.
Everyone has something important to contribute and no one person “owns” energy we all have access to. Yet, we can each be an example of channeling that energy through our unique creative self-expression, so as to do this life we are gifted, the greatest honor.
Unification starts within. It begins by you unifying all parts of you in alignment with your own personal frequency and how that uniquely wants to express itself. When you are in that place, you will create healthy experiences in cohesion with other unified souls living from the authenticity of their own personal frequency. In this way, the unhealthy aspects of groups without clarity of this home source within the members that come together, will not have something to feed on and cultivate into what can be disastrous and even threatening collective experiences.
There is also the tendency for people not empowered in their own personal frequency, that are part of a group or in a crowd, to do things they would never do as an individual because they get swept into the energy of the moment, don’t want to feel different or be persecuted themselves, and are enraptured with fitting in and appeasing their righteous ego that erupts.
It takes knowing yourself and standing in the truth of you, to be able to step out of the pack and say, “This isn’t right. This isn’t consistent with my personal frequency, nor is it aligned with the consistency of my message I embody and align with.” Just like Keshia Thomas, in the article I linked above, demonstrated so courageously.
It takes courage to be you and to say “No”, even to the very people that made you feel perhaps loved and accepted for the first time. However, if you find yourself doing to others exactly the things that make those people feel the way you once did, even if it is under the guise of some new, more conscious, awakened, enlightened, and “elevated” place you feel you have reached, then there is something wrong with the consistency of your message and with what you are about to do, and even perhaps the group you have chosen to align with.
Take a moment, pause and breathe when you are feeling someone else’s energy shift into a place that makes you feel different than your own personal frequency. Ask yourself what they might be feeling right then and whatever it is (despite it being under different circumstances than your own), speak to them in the way you would want to be spoken to and wished to hear all of those times in your life when you felt similar. You will do both you and them a healing favor and shift things in that moment by loving yourself through them.
All of this being said, I recognize the power of many coming together, but it does make a difference when you understand yourself within that collaboration of energy, so that you are always aligning with the truth of you and recognize what is NOT your truth. This in turn will help others do the same themselves, as you walk in the example of your own consistency and convey the practices you are yourself embodying in the integrity of that reflection.
The beautiful and empowering experiences of collective melding are seen when many people are holding the strength of their own light and heart-full energy to create positive change. Chanting together (although the same words or mantras, will come from the purity of your own musical tone), focusing and sending intentful energy together as channeled through each of you, making aware, conscious, and creative decisions and taking compassionate actions at large to create a wave of change, supplying your individual gifts and strengths together to support others, animals, the Earth, unifying our hearts with unconditional compassion and love…all of these can move mountains.
What is disruptive is when we lose sight of who we are, and fall prey to the judging we once ourselves have done. The need for close human connection is important, but maintaining your own frequency is equally so and will make all of the difference in any union you decide to collaborate and partner with – friendship-wise, romantically, business-wise, religiously or spiritually, or movement-wise.
Oneness is not sameness. Maintaining the integrity of your personal frequency is true empowerment and will create profound and lasting changes that you desire, both individually and when partnered with others also embodying their wholeness.
As a visionary artist constantly invoking my imagination, I love this post by Jon Rappoport. Jon shares about the breakthroughs that come from unlimited creation and taking leaps of imagination. These also in turn create boundless liberation and illumination. As Jon expresses, “What is considered hard fact dissolves, and imagination comes to the fore as the alchemical force that transmutes a few dimensions into an unlimited number.” Living a creative life does indeed provide endless possibilities and multiple reality potentials through parallel universe experiences.
We fly into 2014 with a powerful Super New Moon on the 1st of the year. This New Moon in Capricorn will be the perfect way to initiate strong intention seeds to unearth a renewed life into blossom, as the year unfolds. It is time to write a new story and live out loud, the beautiful, uniquely creative expression and love of you.
And with Pluto joining the New Moon, there will be revitalization and energetic evolution that comes from rebirthing, after having embraced the deep journey within. Unconscious conditioning is the old way and now is about becoming a conscious agent of evolution through engaging and welcoming change so you do not self-destruct.
As with all things, this is a choice. As we initiate this New Year with the seeds of fresh beginnings, how will you choose to continue your journey? Responsibly, with dedicated, mature integrity and balanced heart, or rashly and obnoxiously like aggressive and undisciplined adolescents?
Literal and symbolic deaths and rebirths are part of this cyclical journey, but Pluto promises valuable transformation, one way or another.
I’ve also noticed just recently, a link to a condition I have with my own processes changing, that happen to be tied to this New Moon energy. The condition is a cross between symphysis pubis dysfunction and sacroiliac join dysfunction – but mostly residing in the pelvic area, which gets exasperated with rigorous leg-lifting and uphill strains. I hadn’t experienced it until recently when having those cleansing and repatterning shifts taking place for my own new upgrade. I find this to be symbolically connected to the very theme of remnants of old deeply shifting in order to move forward in new and freer ways.
I happen to have Capricorn as my rising sign and most of my life have been that very determined, relentless goat that will climb any mountain its challenged with and not give up. However, this is the old way and its time to realize that contracts have been completed. What I’ve been letting go over the years included shifting from the “work hard” and “over-achieving” mentality that came from a place of control, and instead, have been embracing things in stride and only taking on what is in balance and alignment with me – the new way.
This to include enjoying more of the freedom and joy of the pastures, as well as intuitively and leisurely climbing to new heights with gentle discipline from an authentic heart, rather than calculated or strained steps from devised ideas.
Part of the Capricorn energy is to realize that there is no rush and that you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. Patience and allowing your inner guidance to align that right timing becomes key. So yes, there is the letting go aspect around this New Moon and really embracing the integrity of your heart to create the quality of life you deserve and desire.
This is a great time for both a literal and symbolic cleansing of everything toxic that will impede your wholeness that comes from being in your frequency and accelerating your vibration. And while things are purging and shifting, realize it’s not important to see the result, it’s only important to trust you are on the right path and that you will be guided and supported to each perfect step on the journey.
So tune in to the natural rhythms of nature so that you may hear and follow the guidance of your heart, as it is aligned with our Earth Mother. Live as the example of your own empowered authenticity and let others find the power of their own sovereign free will to live in their wholeness as well. Truth begins with you and from there you can create lasting change with the honesty and integrity you consistently activate and embody within yourself.
If you didn’t get a chance to read my post on the energies we are moving into, you may enjoy this post:
Wishing everyone an empowered and expansive New Year!
A quick little inspirational post I felt nudged to repost here, since not everyone is on Facebook.
Many see change as the enemy, but until you make it your friend and valued ally, you won’t experience the graceful way it can bestow gifts in your life. Transformation is a force for real growth and real growth can sometimes mean pain or discomfort, though can be experienced with the understanding of its natural cycle.
Without this interim of pain you would not feel alive and there would also be no aliveness of joy, nor a butterfly birthed from the caterpillar.
It is when we block, stop, or judge the change set in motion, that we experience increased and unnaturally prolonged discomforts, which in essence are merely lovingly trying to get your attention because, guess what?
You love yourself more than you allow yourself to realize and the knowing part of you will always act in your best interest to support you into remembering who you really are.