We continue our guest blog spots today with a lovely post by Rhonda Simpson – another visionary in the field of creative and healing arts.
Rhonda and I are friends on Facebook and she happened to see Denise Sheehan’s guest blog post and my welcoming other visionaries to share from their hearts. This synchronous timing was just the inspirational nudge Rhonda needed. Rhonda has her own blog, alongside her vast healing arts offerings, but had not written for quite a long time. When she saw my post it instantly reignited the flame within to consider putting herself back out there and sharing with the world again through her writing – something she has loved doing and does well at sharing from her heart. She has wanted to start a new series offering tips and tools on “Shifting into Mastery” and feels that perhaps this is the prompt she needed to jump-start this with a whole new and fresh outlook. I hope her experience is encouraging to others to listen to what calls to your heart and to, as Rhonda puts it, see “how prolific and profound synchronicity can be.”
Rhonda shares, “This is a special part of me that you have touched by your invitation and on a soul level, I thank you.”
Thank YOU dear Rhonda for embracing this opportunity, for sharing from your heart and for courageously standing in the grace of your unique beauty and gifts you have to share with the world.
Rhonda Simpson is a Spiritual midwife who specializes in helping you rediscover and reconnect with your Highest Self as she guides and supports you throughout the beautiful transformational journey of re-creation and assists you in remembering and reawakening the treasures that are nestled within you that will give you the courage to find the strength and perseverance along the way of your path and reach for what you most aspire to create. Rhonda offers Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive Guidance, Chakra Balancing and Cell Memory Clearing, and a variety of other tools as she compassionately guides you back home to your self and supports your rebirth into the world. She is also a writer, artist, mother of five, and a facilitator of Creative Empowerment Workshops and Retreats, Women’s Circles, and Rite of Passage Ceremonies for all ages. Rhonda enjoys teaching what she’s learned and continues to learn along her own journey, traveling to and exploring new places, creating art, creating life, and drinking in the beauty of nature. Rhonda lives on the site of a future Retreat/Healing Center in North Carolina, with her five children who inspire her in every way.
If you would like for Rhonda to teach a workshop or lead retreats in your area, contact her for more details. You can connect with her at Awakeningthedivine.net and while you’re there, discover all the many other services she offers too.
If you’re interested in reading more of Rhonda’s inspired messages, you can visit her at her blog-site, http://www.consciouscocreating.blogspot.com/. It is her honor to guide you to find your passion and purpose and rediscover your Truth along the way.
Be sure to check for more details soon about the new and powerful upcoming “Shift Into Mastery Program,” an elevated journey through the winding roads of what keeps you from moving forward and a reminder of the Truth of who you are. In this six-part series, you’ll learn valuable tools that will help you to understand yourself (in all aspects), deeply, as well as to reclaim your values, your integrity, and your passion, and valuable tools to support you in self-mastery so that you can become the master of your life and wield your power, your love, and your gifts with force.
“Knowing others is intelligent; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” -Tao Te Ching
Be well and be Blessed,
Express Yourself by Guest Blogger Rhonda Simpson
In every moment that you follow your heart and express yourself freely, you are opening the door for others to do the same. You are showing them a window into their own soul and stirring within them that part that says “Hey, I want to be me!” You are, through your own expression of freedom, of authenticity, an inspiration. And how many you will affect through the simple acts of being and expressing YOU, you may never know, but in the essence of authenticity, you are honoring the spirit of truth in all.
So, the next time you doubt, or turn away from honoring yourself- think of your child’s watchful eyes and the little one that’s learning either to be something he’s not or shine in full-glory truth. Think of your neighbor, who really needed “permission” to bust out of the box and be full-color. Think of that certain someone that fate brings your way through perfect synchronicity who really needed that message more than anything that day- the one that said “You are so beautiful exactly as you are, and the more you shine, the more radiant you are for all to see.” And know that through your expression (through letting your own self shine) you are activating, liberating, and penetrating the wall of illusion within others, and (in your own small way) just by being you, you are setting them free.
Sometimes we hesitate most in doing things for ourselves – we self-sabotage, we can tend to be our own worst enemies – yet feel called to do for another and are more generous of ourselves in this way. And so, I offer this as a bit of insight that provides somewhat of a detour to get where you’re going – to get to the other side of yourself and to go around that part of you that stands in your way. Because, more often, (at this stage anyway) we’ll do more for others than we will for ourselves.
Ultimately, it’s all about self-love, about choosing from a highest place in order to honor your self, in order to walk with God, and that absolutely ripples out. But for now, if it inspires you more to know how powerfully you can (and do) affect others through your doing/being and you are motivated to shine in the name of leading the way, in the name of all of the ways that you will liberate the world around you each time you do, then bring this forward as a truth and allow it to set your own soul free as you go.
So, just by doing this one simple thing today, just by being you in your own unique and special way, you could inspire a thousand soul smiles! Think of the ripple effect and how each one you affect, affects 20 more. What if that’s what life is really about?!
Be the FLOW!
Copyright © 2010 Rhonda Simpson~Conscious Co-Creating. Permission is granted to copy and redistribute this transmission on the condition that the content remains complete and in tact, full credit is given to the author, and that it is distributed freely.
I’ve been intending, the last several months, to start sharing interviews with, and guest blogs from, other visionaries in the fields of creative and healing arts who are forging the way to manifesting a new reality of co-creative Earth experience. I started one interview that is still in process of wrapping up, but when I recently, on the same day, had someone contact me about guest blogging and heard that my friend and fellow Reiki Master Teacher, Denise Sheehan, was also tapping into this collective channel by starting to share guest blogs as well, I took it as my synchronous heart nudge to open the doorway now, rather than later. And so, Denise and I contacted each other about sharing guest blogs for our collective community.
If you are a fellow visionary sharing passionate and transformative gifts of service from your heart’s love and joy that would like to guest blog or be interviewed you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But for today, our focus is on guest blogger, Denise Sheehan, from Reno, Nevada. I had the pleasure of going through my Reiki training with Denise when I lived in the Tahoe/Reno area. It’s always amazing to see who comes together in Reiki classes, as it’s always a perfect synergy of souls that create a web of connection. I have since moved back to California, but Denise and I have remained in connection and we refer clients to each other in the areas where we both now live. A benefit of having gone through training together and creating a soul friendship that goes beyond just a fellow student, we are able to recommend each other’s Reiki services, knowing it stems from the same heart core and the same loving Reiki Master Teacher, and mutual faery friend and colleague who you hear me mention quite often, Laura Bruno!
Denise is a multi-faceted spiritual entrepreneur and CEO of Sage Spirit Coaching & Reiki. She beautifully and heart-fully shares her unique gifts in service to others as a Reiki Master Teacher, Life Coach, Shaman and Author. Her passion as a life coach has led her to incorporate various branches to her offerings to include becoming a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the internationally accredited Coaches Training Institute, Certified Job Coach with NextJob, Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and also offers pro bono coaching helping women and their families to transcend poverty, to become financially independent, and to thrive in all aspects of life. She co-authored a college textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice and has also authored and co-authored several others products on the topic of prevention, including a popular national curriculum, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training.
On a more personal note, Denise is a passionate, loving, sensitive and radiant light who so generously gives of her heart and exudes a gentle power that is both nurturing and encouraging. She sees the beauty in everyone and everything around her and lives from the joy of her heart, in effort to empower others to do the same. She shares her experiences with life partner Dana Bratcher, who co-facilitates the Sage Spirit Reiki classes, and their mystic and beautiful animal companions, Myo and SunBear. It is an honor and joy to know her and be both friend and colleague in co-creation of the New Earth we are birthing. Thank you Denise for shining your courageously vulnerable heart and for being a loving example of channeling your joy in service to others.
You can read more about Denise and all of her beautiful services offered at Sage Spirit Coaching & Reiki
Today’s guest blog comes to us from Denise Sheehan and is titled, The Shift: What on Earth is Going On? I hope you enjoy her sharing and take time to ponder the questions she poses at the end as a means to set the tone for your day and the directions you intend to take and experience on your journey in life.
The Shift: What on Earth is Going On? – by Denise Sheehan
Do you sometimes have the feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore? At the same time that economic, political, social & other structures seem to be falling away, much that has been concealed by those in power comes into the light. Revolutions, large and small, take place across the world as people rise up and claim their empowerment. In terms of planetary activities, we might also note the earth’s upcoming crossing of the galactic equator, magnetic pole shifts, solar flares and more that effect our collective and individual electromagnetic fields in ways that perhaps we cannot fully imagine as yet.
At the same time as we experience transition and transformation in the external world, much shifts within us too. Does is seem as if time accelerates at an amazing rate, and even young people are aware of the change? Have you noticed increased access to intuition? Have you experienced an expansion of love energy in yourself, your family, and your community? Have your dreams become more multi-dimensional? In our moments of love and joy, we come closer to Christ- or Buddha- conscious, nirvana, heaven-on-earth or our essence. As above, so below.
Let’s be honest. Not all of us are feeling like shiny-happy people, and no one that I know feels that way all the time. At the same time that we, as individuals, come more into the light and love vibration, we become more able to see our own shadows rising up to the surface, dancing into our awareness, and begging for release (just as the shadows in the external world come out of concealment – as within, so without).
Our shadows may involve unhealthy beliefs, thought-patterns, habits, memories, feelings and more. Often times we project our shadows onto others, “Oh, I don’t like being with her; she’s so negative!” Really this is an opportunity to see and heal whatever negative thinking patterns we experience. This healing is really essential to our well-being and happiness. In times like these, we manifest what we think much more quickly. If we continue to think of negative occurrences, relationships, patterns and more – even defining ourselves as our story around these patterns – we will simply create more of the same until we’re ready to release it all and to embrace our full potential.
Pioneers of evolutionary thought like Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bruce Lipton, and many others, explore the need to evolve or become extinct. Blending science and spirituality helps to issue in a new era of peace and love. Ultimately, the shift is one of consciousness expanding, our conscious evolution. These are indeed times to celebrate, even as we sometimes uncomfortably and ungracefully release the past, along with the old structures that don’t serve our collective well-being.
This is my definition of conscious evolution: it’s an acknowledgement that change, or evolution, is inherent in the human experience. We, as conscious evolutionaries, are awake and intentional about our response to world changes. We know who we are at our core, and we paint our lives with creative, artistic brushstrokes. It’s about alchemy, as we shift ourselves and our world from polarity- to unity-consciousness, from logic-centric values to incorporating intuition and heart-based knowing, from having and hoarding to offering our unique gifts into the world. We honor and embrace the feminine and masculine, nature and technology, science and spirit, youth and elders, being and doing.
Here’s a four-minute video of Barbara Marx-Hubbard speaking on conscious evolution:
How do you define consciousness?
What does evolution mean to you?
In what profound ways is your world shifting?
Who do you want to be, moving forward from this moment?