An interesting little shift click took place this week that was beyond an individual experience, but truly spoke to something collective that is and has been happening.
It touches on a topic I expound upon a lot in my workshops, as it comes up often as a challenging one for most people and it’s that of money, creating your passion as your life’s work, energy exchanges, and helping to create a new paradigm that supports all the visions and ideals you have, have been working towards manifesting, and have invested your time learning about intellectually for the path of work that you are choosing.
So, this week I had to take a little time out of my work flow to focus on getting my taxes done. Yes, that usually dreaded thing that comes up for us all, and yet while I don’t believe in taxes, and don’t buy into the whole system, I also have a peaceful and playful way of approaching everything that doesn’t create a tug-o-war within me when engaging in things NOT me.
And in fact, I’ve also found a way to have gratitude for the sheer ability to be able to pay my taxes through what I choose to do as extension of my life’s work. And like everything else where I have a magick bubble around me that I journey in always through life, I simply play the “Fool” card and see the whole process as a game where I’m inputting puzzle pieces and codes that ultimately are supporting a new paradigm I’m helping into reality by my creating an equality to the work I do in solid compliment to the work others have deemed more valuable – until now.
A little background – I’ve worked quite hard at building the life I choose to have and to be able to do what I know I’m here to do. And that hasn’t come easy. I’ve held a variety of “regular” jobs in my past, including office jobs in the insurance and investment sectors of business, but ultimately through my life’s journey, came to know that I cannot deny who I am and what ultimately is the most natural and healthy expression for me to be channeling in this regard.
And although I was always being of service in all of my interesting positions and jobs I held, it wasn’t until I made peace with that and blessed it all without charge, that I was able to walk away and move into what for me was most personally satisfying.
That also took a lot of work and time to build and streamline into being, to get to a place where I could actually support myself and pay my bills with doing what I love and what simply IS ME.
And that didn’t come without running up against energetic struggles with conditioned patterning, beliefs, and fears I had instilled within me not just passed on by my parents, but by society, and the collective at large, past past and present life past.
I remember each time I quit my “regular” office jobs, how I was told back then by my parents that it would be the biggest mistake of my life. They, like many, came from the old-school way of thinking you should go about earning your money and what is and isn’t possible – you couldn’t possibly do what you love and make that work, nor were they going to try it because of this instilled fear.
However, I did A LOT of personal work before I left my very last “regular” office job, not only creating such a peaceful and beautifully supportive send-off from that job where they even hired me thereafter to do mural work for their lobby, but I also did NOT come up against my parents’ antagonistic and disapproving remarks. In fact, they were quite supportive and excited, due to the way I approached it all and my process with it. So, although they had some old beliefs and fears still, there was no negative reaction.
That said, it’s still been a journey on energetic levels to shift things at even deeper core levels, and not just for myself and them, but collectively, as I see that everything I/we do is so integrally important in shifting what takes place for ALL.
I’ve felt that until we’re able to shift things within the current framework structure, we can’t simply turn our back on it and think we can create something new and grounded in lasting foundation, as there’s still a core old foundation working behind the scenes.
I feel that we need to work to shift what is, by doing the underlying and deep work with it, and THEN we will see the new suddenly seem to magickally light up, but it’s not because of abandoning the old, but in cultivating it with transmutational alchemy.
So, we temporarily look like the Fool, while we play in the old framework, dancing our way through it and infusing our magick with each step to transform things in a way that will benefit the greater good and they don’t even have to know that it’s happening.
This all really fully came into deeper, brighter light for me this week while I was doing my taxes and upon completion when I was talking to my parents, whom have since all these years completely undergone their own shifts because of the way I’ve been doing this process behind the scenes.
They’ve had a chance to see me build a life and my life’s work into being something of value beyond the scope of simply paying the bills. And little by little, it has helped, especially my dad, to realize what IS possible, that I’m actually doing what I said I would, it’s not “pie in the sky” talk, and anyone/I/he could actually pursue their dreams if one so chose to.
But this week was a huge click that I felt ripple out collectively. I’ve been seeing and hearing this happen all around by others I know who also have been doing similar processes and brought their life’s work into recognized equality and value to all that has previously been deemed as such.
When I completed my taxes, I realized that I had actually hit a milestone. Although I’ve been making a living from my work and paying the bills, as they say, I didn’t realize until I did my taxes that I had actually surpassed income I’d ever made at so-called “regular” jobs my parents had once said I’d regret leaving, which until now had still been holding that title.
It was such a huge epiphany click in the moment, where symbolically and literally a “tipping of the scales” had taken place.
I’d seen it as this so far: the old paradigm of “jobs” and “work” used to tip the scales in perceived and actual value the collective held it as, and all other things like the creative arts, healing arts, spiritual pursuits, and anything others would have deemed “hobbies” rather than the actual life path passions they were, were invalidated and not held as equals in value.
Little by little, I’ve seen how we as a collective have been working at shifting that, slowly creating more balance and equality, as we all get back in touch with our innate gifts and essence, and channel that forth with more self love, validation, and courageous belief.
After all, these passionate pursuits had at one time actually been invaluable, but were cut down by shifts in consciousness.
That’s why I celebrate and support people putting any time they possibly can into supporting their gifts and passions, and believing in themselves, as this is very important in order to have this shift take place, not to mention creates greater essence wholeness within each individual that brings more well-being overall. And of course, I’ve been doing my part.
We’ve been bringing the things people want to deny, push aside, fear, or degrade, into the light, by shining our lights, and thus more and more we will create a balanced equality.
Unfortunately, right now that equates to demonstrating this under the current framework of our monetary structure, since that is what is collectively being embraced. And once it is equalized and fortified under this guise, it can then turn into a whole new paradigm where different frameworks can operate that utilize other forms of energy exchange, which money simply is one of.
So many people have paved the way to enable myself and others to be able to experience this now, and for them and all of the struggles, courage, and challenges they faced to support this into being, I am eternally grateful. I promise to continue to do my part in honor of your sacrifices and contributions, as well as in honor of doing only that which I know how to do – follow my truth.
And although others have already created their pieces of this energetic framework, it isn’t until I experience it firsthand for myself that I share about it, as I’d rather speak from having done than just knowing what is possible.
So, when in my own life I saw myself “tip the scales”, which actually created an energetic shift within the conversation I had with my parents and in general that I could feel, it was to me a sign that it IS happening and KNOW that it is a possibility for everyone who chooses to experience this.
The things that don’t fit into the mainstream structure are no longer energetically “alternative”, but rather are equal. They always have been in the eyes of the All That Is and in the inner recesses of our truth connected to that infinite wisdom, but we are continuing to experience that truth in the very fiber of our daily lives – NOT JUST in theory. And I feel this is going to continue in very large ways increasingly, as if so many before me/us, and now I and many others are experiencing this, that means it will soon become “mainstream” for many, many more – the ripple effect at its best.
I literally felt a click happen in that moment this week and in my talking to my parents. Just like the click that happened the day I finally was ready to quit my last “job”. And to say it was exciting is an understatement. I even heard the click in the resonance of my parents’ voices. A vibrational shift took place that shifted things to a new level that sounded and felt harmonious and there is a new dynamic in play within our family framework, my personal framework, and the collective framework that kicked in with all the others on this same trajectory.
And that’s huge!
It’s not about being a millionaire, and I’m in no way what some may deem as “rich” monetarily, but what I and many others have achieved is truly a collective gift that I will continue to foster and nurture both in myself and others because I do believe this “shift” has hit the fan and will, as it has been, just continue to rapidly explode in interesting and amazing ways for everyone.
Join Me & Others in a Healing Meditation for You & the Planet at this Sunday’s Earth Day Celebration Event
“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” ~Marshall McLuhan
As many of you know, one of the main focuses of my work is supporting a return to natural harmony within and without – for individuals and the Earth collective at large. This is a soul commitment I practice daily and on recognized days of awareness, such as the upcoming Earth Day, I like to join together, whether energetically or literally, with others so that perhaps many more might choose to integrate the same conscious awareness into their own daily practice.
The power of one is great, but many coming together with the same focused intent is limitless in its potential effects.
This Sunday April 21st I will be leading a “Healing Meditation for You and the Planet,” combined with Reiki to empower the process.
If you’re in the area, I hope you can come out and join APRL’s Earth Day Celebration this Sunday at the San Joaquin Wildlife Preserve for a day of unity and fun.
Event Details: All Are Welcome!
Sunday April 21, 2013
11:00am until 3:00pm with option to join in at conclusion for the meditation and energy circle
Location: 15 Riparian View, Irvine, CA – San Joaquin Wildlife Preserve
11:00 am Coffee / meet and greet
11:15 am Welcome and opening remarks (Brenda Calvillo)
11:30 am Presentation of the Wildlife on the Preserve (Sea and Sage Audubon Society Representative)
Option 1: Vegan cooking class and demo (Melissa MacDonald)
Option 2: Nature walk on grounds (Audubon Society Representative)
12:30 pm Potluck lunch
1:15 pm (During lunch) Preview of the book Meatonomics (Dave Simon
1:45 pm Break
2:00 pm Keynote talk by Kurt Lieber, President of Ocean Defenders Alliance
2:45 pm Preview of the Movie Unity – Alec Pedersen
3:00 pm Official program concludes; optional 15 minute post-program begins:
“Healing Meditation for You and the Planet” (Tania Marie and concluded by Dave Simon)
At the Preserve:
- Butterfly Garden
- Many species of birds – Great Blue Herons, Hawks, Great Egrets, vultures and many more
- Vegan Potluck – Please bring a vegan dish to share (no animal derived matter – no meat, eggs, dairy, honey and also no palm oil)
- Please bring your own plate, utensils and reusable water bottle
- Please note that the preserve does not invite outside furry friends and we have to respect their rules**Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the district’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.