I recently volunteered in my son’s fourth grade class and was overwhelmed by the energy of 34 nine and ten year old kids in one seemingly small room. Walking in on a Monday morning, the teacher was swimming in a sea of small children with backpacks, lunch bags, papers and questions. I was so happy my job that day was making copies – in another room.
I don’t know how this amazing woman does her job. To have that much patience must really be a gift from God. Seriously!
I love the role I have as a Spiritual Teacher. I don’t have to worry about hall passes or missing assignments. I just get to be the tour guide to the light. It is such a joy for me to see the light bulb click on inside a student’s head and witness them really embrace their Intuitive gifts.
I’ve been teaching a lot the last few months and I’ve had the blessing of seeing many students awaken in this very way. During a recent Mediumship class, a student was obviously nervous about participating in a psychometry exercise. Each person had brought a personal items of someone who had passed, and the students were to hold one of these items and pick up energies and imprints about the person who had owned the item. I walked the class through the exercise and it came this man’s time to share what came through for him. He had chosen a wallet from the group of items, and prefaced his sharing time with remarks of, “I don’t know what I’m doing,” and “I’m a beginner, I’m not good at this stuff.” But when he took a deep breath and rattled off the impressions he received from holding the wallet, I could see a big smile paint across the woman sitting across from him. She had brought the wallet to class. It was her father’s. And the man NAILED information about him that no one else in the room would have known – he had a moustache, he loved baseball, he had to quit smoking, etc. All from picking up, holding a wallet and opening the door to connect. I will treasure that moment for as long as I live. It is a priceless example to me of trust. He had never done anything like this before, and even though he was unsure of himself, he still tired. And wow! No words can describe the energy in the room as he was validated for the information he brought through.
In another recent workshop, Channeling to be exact, a student came up to me and asked, “Are you sure I can do this?” She was very hesitant about receiving information from Source, thinking she would just be making up the messages that might come through. I reassured her and asked her to take the pressure off herself and to just be in the flow. When it came time for a group channeling exercise, this student brought through the most amazing, pure message from home. Another ah-ha moment I will always reflect back on. She was so proud of herself later and claimed that is seemed effortless.
Witnessing connection to Spirit through students realizing their abilities is such a blessing to me. It’s not because I’m an incredible teacher. It’s just because I know a few trusted roadways and maps on how to get to the light.
Life is about taking the leap and trusting. You never know what you’re able to do until you try.
I was guided to channel a message last Friday night at a Spiritual Circle. Here is what came through:
It is a grateful blessing to all of us who gather here with you this night, this moment. For indeed there are many of us. We have waited in anticipation for this moment, for you to call us in.
We are a collective energy from the other side. Just as all of you are collective energies in your own right, you are all part of the All That Is. Each of your hearts connects with one another. Each of your souls connects with one another, just as you connect with us. We are each the same. And isn’t that beautiful? And isn’t that amazing? And isn’t that magic?
Magic-what an interesting term. For many things can be called and described as magic: love, light, manifestation, abundance. There are so many things that fall into this category. The thrill and excitement of anticipation is quite magical in itself. Each of you is created with the vibration of magic, for magic is in creation itself. It is that Spark of Mother/Father God that resides inside your heart that speaks to you, that is the light itself in which you were created. Its magic, and Dear Ones, that is you. You are a beautiful, magical being of light. And it is only when you lose your way that you begin to doubt that fact. It is only when you play into the ego-mind, that cynicism, that doubt, that you cloud your judgment of the magic that is within.
Let us remind you now of that beautiful spark of light within you. Take a deep breath, Dear Ones, connect with that Spark of light inside you and allow it to glow. Visualize what that is inside of you. Give it a name, a color, a vibration, a frequency, a feeling, a sound – it doesn’t matter. Just connect with it, for that is the magical part of you that is inside and also exists inside everyone else in existence.
As you connect with this magical part of yourself, this Spark of light that is you, it creates a doorway for you to connect with that same Spark of light within others. It is much like a web of light. It is much like the stars within the galaxy, how they connect through constellations, how they create different patterns within the night’s sky. So being, for you as well connect with your own light, with your own frequencies, with your own magic.
Magic is very powerful, Dear Ones. It is not about trickery. It is not about illusion. It is about truth. It is about the truth of who you are as a soul. You are not merely a human being. You are a soul playing the role of human in this very moment and in the past as well. It is magical indeed, for you come into this world seemingly forgetting your connection and your spark. But through your experience, through your life as a human you come into different realizations and remembrances about home, about that Spark inside you, about the magic. And you begin to remember your truth. And you begin to connect with your soul, to know who you truly are, to feel your own power, and to realize that you are never alone.
You are not small, Dear Ones. You are greatness. You are light itself. And indeed, isn’t that magical as well? As you go about your day and the self-talk comes into your mind of doubt, of worry and stress, we urge you to step back, take a deep breath; connect with that Spark that is inside that is you. Remember the magic that you are and how you were created, how you constantly are in every moment. It is time to wake up from the dream, Dear Ones. It is time to own your power. It is time, once again, to practice the magic that is you. For as you stand in your own light, you spread this light to others. And that, indeed, is magic as well.
Remember who you are. Trust and know that in every moment there is light all around you. Each and every one of you is connected to all of us. We are each the same. We each vibrate at the same frequency of light that resides inside that spark that is you. You are the all that is. You are Mother/Father God, for this is how you are created and this is how you will always be. Trust in that, Dear Ones, and don’t be afraid to practice the magic that is you.
It has been a great joy coming through to you this night. And know that we believe in your magic.
Allowing Spirit to Guide Me…(And Other Adventures on the Way to El Pollo Loco)
Before I begin my story, let me just caution you that what I am going to share with you I DO NOT RECOMMEND. This is something that happens to me in my line of work, and I don’t advise it for anyone. That WARNING in place, let me continue….
A few weeks ago, I was into the middle of my day doing sessions and as I looked at the clock my stomach began growling. I had exactly enough time to run to El Pollo Loco – a tasty Mexican Chicken restaurant with a drive thru window – grab some lunch and eat it at home before my next session and then pick up the kids from school. YAY! I was excited.
I get in my car, crank up some tunes and am on my way. I drive a few blocks and suddenly things begin to
shift. I fall into trance.
I hear my guides begin to speak with me about a little girl who is having some issues with disconnect going
on in her brain. My guides show me the little girl’s brain in holographic form. I am shown the synaptic
pathways and where there are disconnects that need some extra energy sent to remove energetic blocks and assist with the information flow of the brain. My guides then walk me through the process of connecting to her pineal gland and completing a clearing of this energy center, as well as show me the method in which her mother, a Reiki Master, can do this process as well. Fascinating stuff! It all becomes crystal clear to me that I need to share this information with the Mom.
I realize, at this point, I am pulling into the parking lot at El Pollo Loco. My stomach is still growling…..hmmmm….do I ditch lunch and call the Mom? How the hell did I get here anyway? There’s a line at El Pollo Loco in drive thru…..hey…I can do both! I make the call to the Mom and start clammering on about what information came through, trying my best not to sound like a psycho lunatic and thanking God that she is open to this stuff. Then it’s my turn in line.
“Can you hold on please? ” (Mom holds)
“Yes, I’d like a chicken combo with beans please. Thank you.” (give my order to drive thru)
“Sorry about that. Yes, so then you connect with her pineal gland and sense for synaptic pathways that
appear weak. You will get a vibe on what kind of energy or symbol to send, it may even appear as a color or sound frequency.”
As I answer the mother’s questions, it becomes my turn to pay for and pick up my order. I am speaking on my car’s bluetooth system so it’s on speakerphone and as I am speaking about pineal glands, brain
connection and energy work, the cashier gives me a funny look but my order comes out REALLY FAST with extra napkins and everything! I can only imagine her thoughts on what she was seeing and hearing.
While I don’t recommend trancing out while you drive, I am so happy that I was open to the experience.
Spirit connects with us when it is divine time. Had I waited till I had a few extra moments to spare in the day, I could’ve missed that amazing sequence of information and techniques I knew nothing about previously.
You never know when Spirit is going to give you a message. It might even be on your way to El Pollo Loco.
This is one reason why I avoid McDonalds…..Those Golden Arches might just be a portal of some kind. I went there once and something stuck with me for the last 27 years. I call him my husband. LOL!
This coming Sunday will mark the one year anniversary of the passing of my father, Dale Wolfe, Sr. As the approach of this day has loomed seemingly over my head since the start of this month, it has brought much reflection to my life. Once the calendar flipped over to the month of June, I set a conscious intention to make July as busy as possible so that I would be distracted and would not have time to feel the sadness that still knocks me to my knees at times. There is a hole in my heart that no one else can fill. And even though I know Dad’s spirit is around me, and seen quite often by my son, it is not the same. That human being that I am is still a very sense oriented person. I want to hold Dad’s hand again. I want to feel his strong arms around me. I want to see those hazel eyes twinkle and hear that amazing laugh. I want and I want, but it doesn’t seem to change things.
In the higher perspective, I have the conscious awareness that it was Dad’s “time” to go. He was ready to let go of his physical form and no longer be in pain. Cancer is a terrible illness and involves so much on an energetic level I couldn’t even explain it in words. If I could perhaps set off a nuclear bomb that’s radiation infects everything within it’s path for miles and miles of existence, it might begin to scratch the surface of what this horrid disease does to a person. I am forever grateful that my dear Father no longer feels this pain or struggle within himself.
It’s been a long year without him. Milestones and tragedies have occurred in the family. We lost my father in law, George, six months after Dad passed, to cancer as well. Dad’s spirit was there at the hospital as I assisted George in his transition, guiding me and supporting me every step of the way. When I had to be strong for my husband and our family, Dad was there lending his hand and his strength to me once more. So often I am drawn to pick up the phone and call him to share something that’s happened with my kids or ask for one of his pearls of wisdom, and then I realize that I can’t do that anymore. But now he knows without me even saying the words. I find myself singing the songs we liked to sing or watching the westerns we would watch together. Recently when I went to the theater to see a new western, I could feel Dad right there next to me, talking to me about how much the Lone Ranger had changed since he used to see it.
There is much that saddens me, but in so many ways I am forever thankful for the new connection that Dad and I share. I truly feel he is the one person in the whole wide world that ever really understood me and never judged me. To say this man loved me unconditionally would be an understatement. He didn’t always understand what I did, or agree with my belief systems, but he accepted me.
I hadn’t realized until just recently how much guilt I was holding onto in regards to how Dad passed. Me, being so enlightened and all (right!) just assumed I aligned with that higher understanding of each soul choosing their exit point and transitioning when it was there chosen time. Someone should have explained that to my unconscious and conscious mind, because in the depths of those realms laid a heavy weight of false belief thinking I could have done something different to prevent his passing and the accident that ultimately caused his death. That little girl inside me that he’d protected and safeguarded my whole life was questioning how on earth I could not do the same for my beloved father. Why had I failed him? How could I fail him?
Just writing those words takes the air out of my lungs.
My father was the first to step forward upon this realization and ask to assist in helping me clear that energy. He reassured me that it was nothing I did or did not do. He wasn’t living a life he wanted to live anymore and he was through with hospitals, chemo treatments and being poked and prodded. He couldn’t be the man he wanted to be and so he chose to move into a different vibration that allowed him the freedom to watch over his family. This was his solution, he said, this was his soul-ution. As he spoke to me a clarity came over my mind and my body. I felt a peace I hadn’t felt in some time move through me.
So where is the gift in all this? Of course it is that my father is no longer in pain and as the eternal soul that he is, he is still present in my life. But is there more that I am to learn from this? Was there something else? I posed these questions to my Dad this morning as I enjoyed the few moments of quiet time I had. When I looked back at the last few years in my life and the losses I’ve experienced on a personal level – two very close friends and the two fathers in my life – as well as the many transitions I’ve assisted with, I felt like there was more I was supposed to understand.
So many people turn to you to bring through messages from their loved ones who have passed because they are in such a deep state of grief, my father said. What if you could teach them to move through that grief by connecting with their loved ones from the other side? The healing can go hand in hand, just as it has worked for you. Think of the times I’ve asked you to give me your pain so that I could assist you. Think of the energy, prayer and emotional techniques you’ve used over the last year and what has helped you. What if you could teach others this very same thing? Moving through the emotions, connecting to their loved ones and having Angelic assistance to boot! Sounds like a great plan to me!
Yep, Dad. It sounds like a great plan to me too. Looks like there is another gift here to be found. I think I’ve got a lot of writing to do and a big project in the works now. Good thing I’ve got help with this one!
Does times heal all wounds? I think the void that is created when we lose a loved one through death is a deep wound. But as with all wounds, the healing begins when we find the right remedy. Perhaps the best soul-ution for that is filling the void with the love we feel for those that have passed and making the conscious choice to connect with them.
I love you, Daddy. Thanks for helping me to keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other.
Ever since I was a little girl and began to tap into my intuitive abilities, I wanted assurance that was I was feeling and sensing was “real”. There has always been a need inside to provide some sort of evidence as to what I was feeling within my body and sensing inside my heart and mind. As I got older, that same desire of proof was there, but had faded as I began to expand my intuition and trust in the insight that came through.
When information comes to me it hits me like a wave. If you think of what its like to stand on a beach with the ocean water covering your ankles as you watch the tide come towards you, that’s similar to the energetics I receive when I pick up messages and insight. I get a feeling of a vibration coming towards my field and then it hits me like a wave washing over me. As more understanding comes through, the waves become higher and more intense. I never know how long the process will take or when the direction of the awareness will change. It literally for me is all about going with the flow. I guess you could call it soul surfing.
My need for confirmation has changed, yet there are times when messages from Spirit come through that I will later turn to my guides and question them, “Really?” Many of the things that come through in an intuitive or healing session do not make sense to me but have personal connection for the clients I am working with. I find there is always a higher purpose in all situations no matter if I “get it” or I don’t “get it”.
I recently met with a beautiful young woman and her mother. The teenage girl was quite gifted with her healing touch abilities as well as her amazing connection to the rock and crystal kingdom. She had been bullied in school and labeled with various issues throughout her short life. To recognize her inherent gifts would be a huge impact on her self-esteem and this is what I encouraged her to explore. Her mother and she went to a local rock shop here in town to pick up some things so the teenage girl could start experimenting. As soon as they arrived, the mother was put off by the energy in an area of the store and was feeling quite anxious. She wanted to leave, but found her daughter happily exploring in another room of the shop so she decided to stay. The young woman found a few stones that called to her and together they went to the register to pay for their purchase. As they were checking out, the mother mentioned to the man helping them that her daughter was a natural healer and was learning more about her connection to rocks. He asked the young girl, “Did you see the rubies behind you?” She did not hear him, but the mother did. “Did you say rubies?” she asked. He nodded yes, and showed them the display. This was a clear message from Spirit.
In her session, the girl had asked about her half-sister who had passed. She wanted to know if she was okay now and if she had any messages for her. The sister was doing wonderful and told my client to be on the look out for a special sign she would be sending her soon – A ruby. My client’s sister’s name was Ruby and she wanted very much to give her validation and assistance with what she was going through in this time of her life.
What a beautiful blessing and gift. When the mother told me of this, the tears began to flow as I once again felt the love between these two sisters. It was also a nice confirmation to me that what I was seeing was real.
Earlier this week, I had the amazing opportunity to work with a client doing distance energy work. I’ve worked with her several times and most recently she’d been feeling out-of-place, like she didn’t belong. She’d gotten the intuitive nudge that she might possibly be a starseed or a starperson – a soul that has derived from another star system within the solar system. So many of her feelings coincided with what many in this situation express.
I started with a basic chakra clearing and asked for her guides to be present. This time, one guide I’d never seen stepped forward. He was unlike any other light being I’ve met before. He began to show me a technique of bringing golden light into her energy field and forming geometric shapes over and through her field. He said that she originated from Orion and this was an ancient healing technique used there. As her field and vibration increased, I began to see the most beautiful shapes form in front of her chakra system. They were colorful and well-defined. Starting at the root chakra, one pattern formed in front of it and then shot inside of the chakra itself with a surge of energy. The guide called these formations, “The Flower of Life” and said that they would assist my client and bring her further understanding. Her energy field was a whirl of activity, light and beauty at the end of the session.
Uhhhhhh……starpeople? Orion? Flower of Life? That’s a bit much for even me to swallow and I’m neck deep into the “woo-woo” stuff. But It felt so right. Being in the flow of the session I did not question it for a moment. Later, when my ego mind and logic came into play, I began to doubt.
As I sat in my office pondering what had happened, I felt a familiar presence in the room. It was Arch Angel Michael. “Still looking for confirmations, huh? You know there was a time when you just clapped your hands and said ‘AND SO IT IS’ and that was all there was to it. So, Ms. Doubting Thomas, why don’t you look up The Flower of Life and see what it is?”
(and by the way, there is a part of me that finds it incredibly funny that I have no issue at all talking to Angels and carrying on conversations with them, but to think that other light beings really exist in other star system seems like a stretch for me)
What I found online amazed me. It took my breath away. I know of sacred geometry and astronomy, but I am not versed in those studies. I had no knowledge of the impact of Orion to the ancients people of this planet, nor did I know that The Flower of Life was a symbol used in sacred geometry or that the two are tied together. To discover that was a HUGE ah-hah moment for me.
Allow me to introduce, The Flower of Life…
I share this with you, not to put myself up on a pedestal, for that is not my intent. My intent is to show you that sometimes trust and faith are vastly underrated. We can spend so much of our time searching for validation that we miss the gifts and blessings directly in front of us. The only confirmation that you really need is that your intuitive guidance feels RIGHT for YOU.
And let me just finish that off with a loud clapping of my hands as I affirm, “AND SO IT IS!”
How much of our time and our lives is spent worrying? If you had to guess, what would your estimate be? 25% ? 50% ? 90% ? I would imagine that each person has their own worry scale, but what amount, if any, would you say is healthy? Or is worrying a healthy habit to have?
The very act of worrying itself is not just time and energy spent. It has an emotional and physical impact on your body. Worry to the extreme can put us into the “fight or flight” response – racing our heart rate, making our breathing shallow, constricting our muscles and pushing blood flow to our vital organs. On an emotional level it can take you into a depression and attract lower vibrations and feelings.
Quoting Wikepedia: Worry is thoughts, images and emotions of a negative nature in which mental attempts are made[vague] to avoid anticipated potential threats.
Let’s note the words, “negative nature” and “anticipated potential threats.” In the definition above, that would mean that to worry is to expect a negative outcome.
The words, “thoughts, images and emotions” construct everything that our imaginations are based on; our vision, our feelings and the way that we think.
What if, instead of focusing on the negative outcome we fear will come to pass, we instead concentrate on a positive conclusion? It takes just as much energy to think a negative thought as it does a positive one, but the impact on our lives is vastly different.
When our brains focus on positive energy, our thoughts travel out through the Universe and so begins the law of attraction – like attracts like. Our brains also start to create “happy chemicals” in our bodies that make us feel euphoric and light. This allows the lymph system to relax, our muscles to soften and our breathing to become deeper. The conscious mind, while still intact and activated, merges on a deeper level with the areas of the brain that are fully aware that anything is possible (the sub-conscious and super-conscious parts of the mind).
I am reminded of an incident last week. I awoke and was in bed, thinking about my day and what I had planned for later in the week. My thoughts when to a person that I have a rocky relationship with. I began thinking of the possibility of seeing her later in the week, which in turn led me to remember all the upheavals we’ve had through the course of our connection. I rekindled all those feelings of betrayal, hurt and fear. I was all caught up in the worry of how I would act and what I would do IF I saw her later in the week, when I heard a loud noise in my room. It startled me and broke the pattern of my thoughts. I heard the voice of one of my guides. “Enough already!”
As I began to tune in to the energy of my guide, I sat up in bed. I noticed that my head was hurting, my stomach was in knots and I just felt like crap. Definitely not the way I wanted to start my morning! I knew that this what not how I felt when I first woke up.
“Can’t you see how you’re affecting your body with your thoughts? Your body was never designed to be under constant stress. Can you feel what you’ve created? How you’ve blocked the flow of your system’s natural rhythms? What a state to put yourself in! You are setting yourself up for a very low morning, Dear One.”
Wow. I don’t know what felt worse…the headache or being disciplined by an Angel. I think the latter. And what she said hit me so hard. The ailments I felt in my body were not caused by a virus or depletion. They were caused by me. I created them. I quickly tuned in to see what would help in alleviating the physical symptoms. After saying a prayer of gratitude for my body, drinking some water and doing some yoga I felt 100% better.
I should also add that the woman I was so worried about seeing later in the week never showed up at that meeting. All that worry and stress over something that never even happened. Isn’t that the way most of our worries pan out? We worry over something that never even comes to pass.
I am still grateful, nonetheless, for I’ve learned a valuable lesson. Don’t worry….be happy! That’s my new mantra.
I recently received a call from a potential client. I answered my business phone and the following conversation ensued:
Client: “I would like to book a fifteen minute session.”
Me: “Great. What type of session are you interested in?”
Client: “I want to know about each of my past lives, the name of my soul mate, where he is, how I can turn my health around and what I can do about my career.”
Me: “Did you want fries with that?”
Now, to know me is to know my inability to hold back on sarcasm, but it’s also to know that when asked to do the impossible I will speak the truth about it. In this case, I was put off by the woman’s expectation that I could hand her all this information in a mere 15 minutes. It was as if she were ordering her lunch off a menu.
This is what I consider, “drive-thru mentality.”
We, as a society, have become accustomed to instantaneous gratification. You want an answer? Go to the internet. You want entertainment? Turn on the tv. You want healing? Take a pill. You want a hot meal in 10 minutes or less? Go to the drive thru.
I am not in judgment of this woman, who I am sure will not call me back (don’t have to be psychic to figure that out!). I am, however in observation of the actions and expectations we can have that are not exactly healthy. It is very easy to put responsibility onto other people for figuring out our lives, our problems, our health issues and our futures. In fact, it is much EASIER to put off that responsibility and not OWN it. If we claim it, then we are accountable for our actions and our reactions. I am blessed that I AM responsible for the interactions I have with clients, and this was one that I knew would not be simpatico!
It makes me wonder, though, how often do we give our power away? When we seek advice from professionals, are we taking everything they have to offer at face value? Or do we step back and ponder what of this resonates with us? What can we keep and what can we leave for someone else?
I am a firm believer in consulting the advice of others, for I know I am far from an expert in many things. But if something doesn’t set right with me, I prefer to let it go. As I let it go, I take responsibility for my choice, my decision, and my path. How easy is it to fall into the pattern of allowing others to make those decisions for you? Think about it…when was the last time you heard the excuse:
“Well, my doctor said it would help. It doesn’t really work, but I’m still taking it.”
“I know it’s not good for me, but….”
“The infomercial told me I’d lose all the weight if I just did this.”
“The credit card company let me increase my balance, so…”
“I know I shouldn’t but he told me he was lonely…”
How could all of these situations changed, if the person going through it had sat with the issue and really asked guidance if it was right for them? When you tap into Spirit you are tapping into your power. You are activating your soul and not reacting within the physical.
Spirit is a connection that is with you 24/7, lifetime after lifetime. It’s open all day and all night and you never have to worry if the energy is going to be too hot, or too cold. It’s always just right. There is no line to wait in, no dollar menu and you will never have your order screwed up. Whatever you ask for will come through, just make sure your order is clear and concise. And Spirit always, without a doubt, has the BEST happy meals. You don’t even have to be a kid to enjoy them.
I realize my flip response to this woman may not have been what many consider the “right” way to handle things, but it was my way to handle the situation and it worked for me. And deep down, I know it got my point across in a light hearted way as opposed to a ten minute conversation as to why what she was asking was impossible. Sometimes, laughter and humor is the best option and a wonderful teaching tool.
I am also THRILLED to announce that I am one of five finalists in the About.com Reader’s Choice Awards for Favorite Angel Intuitive.
The winner is decided by public voting. You can vote once a day up to and including March 19th. Please click HERE to cast your vote. I appreciate your support and am very excited to be a part of this incredible contest. So honored and grateful for the nomination.
Not too very long ago, I was taking some much needed, “ME time” and using a gift certificate I rec’d for my birthday at a local spa. As I laid on my stomach, head in the head rest, I anxiously awaited zoning in on Zen time and floating off to La-La Land. The therapist began the massage and I waited for my mind to shut down and go into peaceful silence.
And I waited.
And I waited.
And I waited.
My thoughts went to my to-do list, then to all the things I’d been avoiding. You know…those things you overlook because you’re so distracted with everything thing else you ARE doing? As my mind continued on the hamster wheel of could of, would of, should of, I instinctively called on my guides for assistance.
“Please help me find the off button for this freaking overwhelm,” I intuited.
Within seconds, the Arch Angel Jophiel was at my side. A peace and calm came over me. I knew I was in good hands (TWO sets now, in fact). She began speaking to me in her soft, yet oh so powerful voice.
“You know,” she said, “Life is like a cup of Starbucks.”
Starbucks? White mochas? Pumpkin spice lattes? Caramel Frappaccinos? The hamster wheel of ongoing overwhelm stopped. She had my full attention.
“Your cup of Starbucks can be anything you want. You can add flavors, extra espresso, whipped cream, the sky is the limit. Your creation can be non-fat, low-fat, skim or full to the rim of calories. It’s whatever you make of it. Sometimes your order comes to you and tastes bitter. Those first few sips can curl your toes as the boldness and zest of the coffee wakes you up in seconds. There’s no balance. The sweetness, the flavorings you’ve added that you LOVE so much, have sunk to the bottom of the cup. It’s time to stir things up. It’s time to shake that cup and mix it up! Bring that concoction to life! No one wants to drink all the bitterness to simply have sticky sweetness at the end of the drink, just as no soul wants to struggle through life only to reach the joy of Heaven at the end of it. So, shake things up! Balance out the bitterness, the to-dos and haven’t-dones, with the sweetness! Then you create a steadiness that is unmovable and flows with the energies of love and joy. This time right now, your ME time, this is the sweetness. Don’t hide it’s flavor by focusing on outside sources. Drink it in!”
What she said made so much sense. I always love the way Arch Angel Jophiel creates her analogies in a way that I completely understand. I breathed in a deep breath and fully let go of my mind. The trip to La-La Land was long overdue. I reached that place of middle ground between the physical and etherical plains.
And then Jophiel began to speak deeply to my heart of our partnership and what we would be teaching together.
Those details are for a later time, coming soon. It is a comfort knowing that I have this connection to the Beautiful Jophiel and it is taking me time to absorb all of her lightness and understanding.
Happy New Year! May this year bring you sweetness and balance in all that you are and all that you experience!
While shopping yesterday at my local Super Center, I came upon the children’s book section. I glanced over the titles and saw one with the cover of a bear dancing with a child. It was a beautiful depiction and I immediately thought of my dear friend, Peggy, who happens to love bears. I instantly picked up the book with the intention of taking a photo of the cover and sending it to Peggy.
I held the book and opened it to see if this was a story about a bear. My hands rested upon the pages which read:
“And if someday you’re lonely, or someday you’re sad, or you strike out at baseball or think you’ve been bad…just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair. That’s me, my sweet baby, my love is right here.”
“So hold your head high and don’t be afraid to march to the front of your own parade. If you’re still my small babe or you’re all the way grown, my promise to you is you’re never alone.”
My heart began racing. The tears began to flow. I grabbed for my sunglasses so all the people at SAM’s Club wouldn’t stare at the steady stream of water coming from my eyes. I knew this was a message from Dad. It had him written all over it.
Dad was the best story teller EVER and delighted in spinning his tales to anyone who would take the time to listen. I knew then, in that moment and in all my moments to follow, that again he was telling me a story. This time it wasn’t about Iowa, growing up in the depression, or the many adventures he’d had in his life. This time, Dad was letting me know he is still here and his love transcends all time and all space. It is everywhere, even in the aisles of SAM’s Club.
Life is full of signs and messages. Our loved ones, our angels, our guides are constantly reaching out to us. When that little voice or intuitive nudge tells you make the turn down the aisle or pick up that book – DO IT! You never know what glorious blessings may be waiting for you.
All I was looking at was a dancing bear that reminded me of my dear friend. What I found inside was so much more. Always look inside. That’s where all the miracles are!
The book I reference is by Nancy Tillman and is called, “Wherever You Are, my love will find you.” It is available at amazon.com .
The very essence of the word as described in Encarta Dictionary means: grant somebody right: to give somebody the right to have or to do something.
So, based on this definition, is entitlement then a gift by nature? It is in the act of giving, is it not? Yet, so many people feel they have the right to CLAIM entitlement; they have the RIGHT to this, and they have the RIGHT to that. How defiant they become when they are not getting what they feel is rightfully theirs.
But when do those rights become wrongs?
When you step over the free will of another’s choice – this has nothing to do with entitlement. This has to do with selfishness. When we view the world as to what is “owed” us, it is a mirror reflection of the lack and nothingness that resides inside. It screams to hollow feeling within; a void, a hole that can never be filled completely by any one thing or any one emotion.
I have often watched the interaction and dance others do with the concept of entitlement. It is very prevalent within family systems. I counsel many clients regarding their conceived notions of what family owes them. No one can change the past. We can choose to relive it, revisit it, dwell on it, but never, ever can it be changed. The only power we have over change is within ourselves. We have the ability to change our perception, our behavior and our feelings. That is it, plain and simple. To hold some invisible yardstick to your experience as a child, citing checks and balances that you are due based on your past, is an equation that will never be complete. How can you formulate an exchange like this in the first place? Because you did this to me, then you owe me x, y, and z…??? Really ?
We are all entitled to love. God has gifted us with that capacity. We can choose to act through love, or to carry two ton chips on our shoulders as we strive for the rest of the world to see how much we deserve that love.
We have no rights when it comes to infringing upon another’s choices. We have no entitlement in another’s life because of relation, position or role. Entitlement is to be given, it is not to be battled over.
The next time you feel your mind wondering over what the world owes you, ask yourself, what have you given? Have you acted out of love, or are your actions based on old wounds of the past that you’ve allowed to fester?
When actions stem only from love, entitlement melts away. Hearts are opened, judgment dissolves and miracles are received.