Mercury Retrograde took hold of us again today, April 28th, and keeps its tight teeth around us until May 22nd. Oh joy.
I prepared myself for computer glitches to begin today, for my cell phone to get sketchy and even the possibility that my car would hiccup here and there…but I seemed to forget all about ‘personal communications.’
In our close relationships, we assume that we know what the other person is thinking, but in actuality, we are complex and ingenious beings that can hide our feelings, even from ourselves. Until a Mercury Retrograde, that is!
Here is what I have been reminded about today from Source in my own communication debacle: a person’s truth is really only their own – it can never be someone else’s truth.
We live collectively, but we experience life separately.
As humans, we can create goals together, projects, companies, families, homes and so much more. But it is important to remember that each of us sees a slightly different shade of the blue sky, and while it can bring us together for a common good, it can also keep us divergent from one another.
Our biggest challenge is to be able to ‘hear’ from someone what their truth (perspective) is all about. Just hear it. We are not responsible to do anything with that information at that moment, or maybe never. But if someone wants to be blunt and somewhat in-your-face about something personal (thank you again, Mercury Retrograde), maybe it is time to just listen.
My goal for the next 24 days of this potential communication minefield is to be mindful that when I hear someone’s ‘truth’ – it is perfectly fine to allow it and not try to align them with my ‘truth.’
“Today I am thankful for all the support in my life, for Divine Blessings, for the capacity to be honest and compassionate, and for all the million-gazillion ways that my partner is different from me.”
Affirmations are offered by Energy & Intuitive Healers as a path to success, deeper love, more joy – essentially a Higher Consciousness Livingplane of existence. If this is such a powerful tool, why is it that so many people find it fails them?
From a Spiritual Alchemist perspective, I have experienced what I term “the Higher Consciousness Living” shift by the combination of both Science & the Sacred – a blend that elevates our consciousness, health and peace over a lifetime of our Soul Journey.
We live in (basically) 4 planes of energy – Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. When we feel discomfort in one or more of the planes, we seek to make a change. That is our internal innate GPS – a guidance system that moves us always in a path of growth and expansion.
As many of us have learned, contraction or static living can hurt – literally. You feel like you expanded inside a box and the walls of the box are pressing in – you cannot breathe. When this happens, we are motivated to make a change, but many times we are trapped by the mental sphere. We imagine that we can ‘think’ our way out of the box.
4 Planes come together to effect the desired Quantum Shift
Affirmations are formed by our mental mind and this is a form of a cognitive behavior technique. We are changing our belief system by repetition of something we greatly desire that is different from our current experience.
To truly affect a change, what we are actually asking for (consciously or subconsciously) is an elevation of our conscious living state.
We want a quiet mind, free from worries.
We desire to be in loving relationships where people value one another.
We dream of a body that has energy and less pain or discomfort.
We crave an intimate conversation with Source and our inner Intuitive Self.
We need attention to all 4 planes, as they weave together and produce the noticeable and quantifiable difference that we seek. This is why so many people struggle when working with affirmations. They are pushing the mental plane to accomplish a herculean task; quantum life shift!
4 Ways to weave your Quantum Shift into Place!
Physical – This has to do with habits of living. You may be experiencing difficulty with your diet, your sleep patterns, exercise regime and pain management. Take the baby steps to institute the new habits, and be gentle in this process. Gentle means easing into the new habit with doable steps.
Mental – Here is where the affirmations and intention statements come into play. Write affirmations that are general enough to allow Source to ‘surprise’ you with wondrous new changes! Don’t limit yourself with too much specific language in your Affirmation. “Everyday I am loved by supportive friends.”
Emotional – Heartfelt Prayer and Appreciation thoughts will open and expand this plane. Many of us experience a ‘closed heart’ due to emotional pains taken on in relationships and life situations. Allow more grace to flow in!
Spiritual – Energy healings (like Reiki) will assist the body in pain relief, but are mostly geared to ‘filling up’ your spiritual fuel tank, bringing in peace and inspiration. Spiritual Initiations are necessary and come most powerfully through working with an authentic Healer, although these can also be prayed for in the quiet of your home. Initiations gradually seep into the cellular tissue, and the LIGHT re-patterns our DNA. Initiations also work like a large shiny net that pulls out karmic and emotional stings that you are ready to let go of – that you cannot hold onto in a next level consciousness shift.
Higher Consciousness Living Shift
These 4 plane changes come about from a natural diamond (4 step) process. In order to move to the next level of Higher Consciousness, we must be willing to put attention in all 4 areas.
As shown in the diamond-process, when we gain this next level quantum shift into a Higher Consciousness Living state, we are blessed with vitality, creativity, inspiration, peace of mind, joy of being in the moment, and fulfillment in our growing closeness with Source.
One day we realize that the shift is REAL. We are no longer triggered by a long-time painful issue, and we find beauty-of-spirit and smiles in those around us. This is not nirvana, but a deepening of our inner Light that desires authentic and fulfilling experiences with others and our planet.
It is so subtle at times that we realize it with a small ‘ahhh…’
Once we recognize that a new layer has been revealed on our path, it is great to note this in a journal. I promise, it can be so subtle that you may not even ‘see’ it at first. Affirm it to yourself when you do have your ‘Ah-ha’ moment. Your appreciation will deepen the experience.
How long will this last? Every one’s Soul Journey is individual, so this magical combination is different for each of us. But as we continue to shine, and share our LIGHT with others, we will naturally reach a point of needing to stretch again. This is when you will feel some discomfort – the pushing at the walls of the box again.
Your Gift to Others
As you reach your next level of Higher Consciousness Living, your aura will announce this to everyone else! You walk into a room and suddenly there are three people around you, wondering what you have been up to. They see/sense your LIGHT has grown.
Just BEING allows others who are in discomfort to gain assistance – their aura will pick up from your aura necessary ‘information.’ Energetically, we can assist others in igniting what they intuitively know to seek – and it is the first REAL step.
I look forward to hearing about your shifts and changes!
Natural stones have amazing healing qualities, such as the descriptions from the fantastic resource on stone energetic qualities, “Love is in the Earth,” by Melody. In my shaman jewelry making, I have found her book to be invaluable in assisting in the combinations of energies and intentions of our Mother Earth geology ‘friends.’
Many stones and crystals also assist in ‘grounding’ our human physical energy and spirit. Energetic groundingis an ancient holistic concept of bringing your spiritual self (energy self) back into your physical body and tapping deep down into Gaia’s center for additional LIGHT strength.
Basalt is an excellent stone for assistance in grounding our energies. While the physical stone of Basalt is always great to use, there is a powerful energetic use of Basalt that is described in this article. First, let’s review the benefits of being grounded!
BENEFITS OF GROUNDING
Here are just a few of the dynamic benefits of being energetically grounded:
Being truly ‘present’ to the moment; to your 3D reality (escapism, fantasy daydreaming, and denial are results of not being grounded)
Feeling an inner strength for all circumstances; emotional peace
A sense of solidness; one cannot be knocked over like a big balloon clown in the wind; like a solid core of LIGHT running down the spine
Calm observance of people and situations around you, allowing for conscious decision making (not impulsive, emotional reactions)
Ability to stay focused and moving toward your stated intentions
Recognition of inner emotional blockages through deeper awareness of self
Greater overall enjoyment of each precious moment on this planet
Ability to be ‘present’ again after a traumatic crisis
BASALT ENERGETIC GROUNDING TECHNIQUE
This powerful and effective grounding technique is provided through a channeled session in which Master Djwhal Khul, Ascended Master in the Higher Realms, provided this information. I have used this technique on myself and with my clients. It is strong, immediate and lasting.
The words of Master Djwhal Khul:
Basalt will ground nervous energies. Placed along the spine or laying down on large stones on one’s back is best.
Next best choice is holding the stones in the hands. The person will feel calmer – more able to see the whole situation and make appropriate decisions. Basalt is good for curing/stopping indecisiveness.
Basalt is an actual energy that can be energetically channeled down the spine of a person to assist with grounding – achieving calm, solid decisiveness.
Practitioner should hold hands out on either side of the head (oneself or another person) – 8″ away from the body. Hands with palms facing the ears, fingers closed. Practitioner should envision and draw in/call on Basalt energy in a grey-blue color into the top of the head and see it go down the spine. Practitioner’s hands stay in place on either side of the head, unless otherwise intuitively guided to change position.
This is like a “Column of Basalt.” This will immediately ground the person. It will pull their spirit back into their body.
In practicing this technique, I have discovered that after about three practice sessions, this energy will be so anchored in the practitioner’s energy field that when it is called upon, it is there immediately. Barely getting my hands in place, I have felt the result on myself or with my client. Calm is instantly restored as well as a feeling of inner strength.
This is an wonderful and quick technique to teach to children. Start with the actual basalt rock in their hands so they can connect with the quality of the stone first. Showing a child the path to quick self-grounding is an emotional life raft for them.
Two Important Reasons
A person’s ability to respond in a balanced and conscious way in the world depends on their level of grounded-ness.
A person’s ability to ignite the healing process inside the body also depends on being fully present and grounded.
I hope this grounding technique is of great assistance to you in your quest to be ‘fully present Now,’ as well as adding a tool to your healing kit for your clients, family and friends.
I’d love to hear from you if you try this and I am happy to answer any questions on the process!
Many people focus on the full moon and all the strange or wonderful changes we see and feel at that time. The full moon is the ‘Mother Goddess’ of the moon phases, which means that it is the full fruition point; the time when changes you have put into place are blossoming and giving fruit.
Jan Spiller helps us to understand the significance of the New Moon ‘wishing power’ and reminds us that this phase of the moon is the ‘Maiden Goddess,’ for new beginnings and fresh starts.
Today, April 7th, is the New Moon, and Spiller suggests that we make our wishes within 48 hours of the New Moon, for full strength potency. Astrologically, the New Moon is in Aries, and that astrology sign’s qualities are enhanced during this time.
How to Set Your Wish Intentions
As we excitedly set up our wishes for this New Moon cycle, Spiller has some suggestions for us.
Know that your wishes can be for any length of time; one month, 6 months, 1 year
Make your wishes within 48 hours of the activation of the New Moon energy
Try to keep your list of wishes under ten individual wish statements
If you focus a couple of your wishes in one area, you increase the power of that wish intention
Do not combine more than one focus in a single wish statement (quit fatty foods and start exercising – not recommended to have two focuses in one wish)
WRITE them down and keep them in your New Moon Journal
You can use condition words like “easily,” “gracefully,” “quickly,” etc. in your descriptions of wish intents
Her favorite sentences begin with, “I want to easily find myself…” finish with desired situation (enjoying exercise daily; embracing a next, better job)
To take negative traits OUT, Spiller suggests using words like, “I want all inner resistance to ____ totally lifted from me,” or “I want all impatience totally lifted from me,” for example.
Use what you know are the qualities of the Astrological sign the New Moon is in at the time to enhance those qualities in your life
ARIES New Moon Today
Since today is an Aries New Moon, let’s look at what types of qualities we could enhance:
Aries (the Ram) are known for (positive qualities):
Fearlessness and taking risks
New trail blazer
You could choose to focus on enhancing and attracting more of these positive qualities into your life experience.
Aries (the Ram) are known for (negative qualities):
You could choose to eliminate these negative qualities by statements that release and lift these qualities from your inner being.
Explore and be honest with yourself, and I am confident you will discover powerful New Moon wish intentions that, once planted in your subconscious/conscious minds and with Cosmic Universe assistance enlisted – will lead you to graceful and dynamic changes over the next few months and years.
One of my favorite activities is to look up ancient Alchemist recipes! I read the half-scientific and half-convoluted directions that were put down in earnest scientific and mystical exploration, and I wonder…how could they be so inexact in measurements? Cryptic symbols slipped in with notations giving exact measurements, and then the vague instructions of ‘heat between 250ºC and 350ºC’ for the completion of the formula.
What? How many times must I experiment with the heat element in order to find the right complement of elements? Is this any better than a witch’s brew of ‘a pinch of this’ and ‘a dash of that,’ but ‘only when the moon is three days into waning, and three dogs barked at midnight…’?
Of course, this is funny to us now, but to an ancient Alchemist there was an exact method that had to be followed and that would end in proper results. Half a dash the wrong way and you have ruined your formula magic.
But the ancient Alchemists had another secret – the subjective measurements were on purpose! This protected their special elixir because it required their own intuitive understanding of the recipe and elements in order to help it blossom in the bottle.
Exact Instructions in Spiritual Practices
How many of us have tried to apply this follow-the-instructions road with our Spiritual Journey? And sadder yet, how many of us have given up or have felt continually disconnected from Source because the ‘recipe’ did not seem to work for us?
It Happened to Me, too
When I began a serious study of spiritual topics, alternative healing modalities and deep inner core Soul work, I read at a voracious pace every book I could find on certain subjects in the spiritual and metaphysical field.
Meditation, for example, was an area that I really wanted to excel in – because I was impatient and terrible at quieting my mind. Like many others before me, I listened to recordings or followed exact instructions on how to get down to this inner, calm state of ‘no mind.’
The result? I fidgeted. I sat so long my bones ached. And, sometimes, I achieved a state of true peace for a few minutes. I felt like a failure and I stopped trying for quite some time.
Meanwhile, I was training in Reiki (hands-on healing) alternative healing method. This was a modality that I loved because of the grace and ease of it, and my dedication lead to Mastery training. Eventually I decided to move forward with teaching and initiations for others in order to spread this amazing healing method.
Discovering My Own Secret Recipe!
What I discovered while practicing Reiki healing: My mind got super quiet while facilitating a Reiki healing session for a client. So quiet, in fact, that my intuitive mind was able to connect more freely with Spirit Guides and Angels, and I was ‘moved’ all around the client’s body into healing positions that were slightly out of the norm for a traditional Reiki session. All of this co-creative union with Source worked for the client, bringing in deep shifts and pain relief. It worked for me because I got myself ‘out of the way’ of the healing process and achieved a deep inner peace that grew and grew over the years.
Your Own Intuitive Path
As you persevere forward on your own mystical inner path to reveal your true LIGHT and learn more about your soul purpose and life path choices, notice if you are trying to follow someone else’s exact instructions!
Gaining ‘guidelines’ from amazing teachers, instructors and gurus is necessary – each of us needs to look for guidance from the one ahead of us on the road, but our uniqueness prevents us from following instructions to the letter.
We simply must find our insights and co-creative union with Source with our own recipes!
Add in your ‘pinch of this’ and ‘dash of that’ in a creative and flexible manner that truly resonates for you. On my website and in my teachings, I provide instructions here and there on ways to ground, to do energy cord cutting, and more – but I fully expect my students and clients to find their own intuitive path within these guidelines.
“I accept within myself that my path, my progress, and my timing are my own, and it is perfect.”
Stop trying to follow exact recipes for your life that belong to someone else. Let your creative intuition take over!
Here are steps that might help when you are frustrated with a process and trying to find your own intuitive path:
STOP – relax and take some deep breaths
Open to your creative side – “I am an amazing, creative, and generous being, and I am greatly loved.”
Ask yourself, “In looking at this process that I am trying to follow, what works for me? What does not?”
Ask yourself, “How can I deepen and expand into what works for me?”
Review: “What new insights have I discovered about myself and MY LIGHT?”
Check in: “Is there a way being revealed (yet) on how I can share this with others?”
Take note for yourself and deepen into what is actually working for you so new discoveries will come your way – and REPEAT.