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Are You Ready?

Feeling stuck? Not sure how to move forward? It may sound like a simple question, but are you ready to move forward? Are you willing and able to move forward? 

In the Standing in the Light® (SITL) Program, we look to clear issues and situations that no longer serve us. Using simple techniques, we ask to clear the blocks to what we want to manifest (e.g. abundance, health, Christ Consciousness) or we ask to clear the reasons and causes that we have attracted to ourselves something we don’t desire (e.g. illness, relationship troubles, discordant emotions). If the issues are willing to be cleared, then we take the simple approach and allow the clearing to happen. We may track the situation to ensure that the clearing is happening, not wanting to just assume that it is.  

However, if the situation is stuck, we may need to explore further why the situation won’t clear. Sometimes the solution is that we don’t know what the alternative is to “this is how I have always felt” or “this is how I have always done it”. In these situations, we ask for education and wisdom from our souls / our god-selves as to how the higher frequency situation is possible and how it might manifest.

In addition, we can look at these three questions. 1)  Am I able to clear the issue? 2)  Am I ready to clear the issue? 3)      Am I willing to clear the issue? 

Some people may think these questions are the same question, but they have slightly different nuances. Let’s take each one separately. 

Am I able to clear the issue?

This question – Am I able to clear the issue? – is aimed at determining whether we have the skill, talent, technique or knowledge in order to clear the issue. In the SITL program, we have two different classes that teach techniques to help a student be “able” to clear the issues. Even without these classes, however, simply asking our souls / our god-selves sincerely for something to clear might be enough of an “ability” to start the clearing process.

Speaking metaphysically, the ability to clear something might rest more on whether we have empowered ourselves or given ourselves permission or authority to start the clearing process. If we only believe that someone outside of ourselves – our multi-dimensional selves – has the right to forgive us or to give us permission to heal ourselves, then we might have a false belief that we are not able to help clear or heal the situation ourselves. If we believe that only a priest can absolve us of our discordant energies, then we might find ourselves unable to clear a situation. Ask yourself if you have false beliefs that might be holding you back from your own innate ability to help yourself.

Am I ready to clear the issue?

The question – Am I ready to clear the issue? – asks us to determine if we are completely prepared for or duly equipped for the immediate action to clear something you do not desire or to clear the blocks to something you want to manifest.

Maybe there is an action step that is necessary in order for you to move forward with the highest plan for you. Let’s say you are being guided to volunteer on a search and rescue team for your county. You may have an action step of taking a Wilderness First Responder class in order for you to be ready to fulfill this part of your plan.  

Again, on a more metaphysical note, if I have been holding the false belief that I am dependent on someone else to determine my own level of self-love, I may not be ready to fully love myself unconditionally. Maybe I need to clear my old patterns of co-dependent love prior to truly being ready to clear blocks to my own unconditional love of self.  What is holding me back from truly being ready to love myself? What is holding you back from being ready to move forward on your path?

Am I willing to clear the issue?

Finally, let’s discuss if we are willing to clear the issues we face. When we are not willing to clear the issues, we may need more education and wisdom regarding the alternatives, as discussed above. We may need to raise our frequency with resonances like divine love and divine power to help us with our willingness to move forward. We may simply be stubborn and do not want to move on the topic.

Sometimes we humans just need a metaphorical swift kick to the backside to get us moving! In the SITL classes, if we are unwilling to clear an issue, we teach to ask for spiritual education and nudges to get us over the hurdles. If we are guided, we might move up to slightly more pronounced spiritual urgings like spiritual raps and kicks. These are just allowing ourselves permission for the help, the motivation, and the faith to jump the expanse in front of us until we are willing to move forward with clearing the situation. We might also be guided to ask for divine intervention to help our willingness, as well.  

You might come up with some other terms or techniques to help increase your willingness to move forward. Remember, however, that having compassion and gentleness for ourselves will probably win the day more easily than being harsh and unforgiving of our stubbornness or unwillingness.

Follow-up question

With all of these questions regarding ability, readiness and willingness to move forward, there is a follow-up question. Not only do we want to ask are we able, ready and willing but how willing, how able, or how ready we are to clear the issue. Sometimes we might not be 100% willing to clear a situation, but we are 85% willing. Start to clear the parts that are willing and ask what still needs to be done in order to get the percentage higher. Maybe we need to bring in a divine love or divine wisdom to increase our willingness. Maybe we need to find another underlying cause that we haven’t tapped into yet to increase our willingness. All of these questions will help increase the willingness, the ability, and the readiness to move forward.  

We have the ability to know who we truly are. The energy of readiness is upon us. Let’s be willing to step up to the next level. Have faith and belief in ourselves. We can do it. Namaste.

 

 

 

Peace in Our Hearts

Peace in Our Hearts

With the start of a new year, the theme of world peace often comes up. With a fresh beginning, we feel renewed hope for what is possible and renewed desire to make it happen. With the celebrations of Christmas, Solstice, Hanukah and others lifting our spirits, we see the world with the fresh eyes of what could be on this planet.

But the most important question to ask ourselves is not whether we can accomplish peace among nations, but whether we are at peace within ourselves. If we do not love our family members, friends and neighbors unconditionally and if we still don’t see ourselves in our divine perfection, how can we expect to achieve lasting peace on a grander scale?

In order for outer peace to become permanent, there must first be true inner peace within our hearts. There are those who are called to assist us by working out these issues on the world stage, but most of us can best contribute not by doing but by being. If peace in the West Bank or the Middle East or among our political parties seems out of reach, ask yourself if you are willing to take the next step toward peace in your own heart.

When we are modeling inner peace in our everyday lives, we are creating ripple effects that have a real effect in the world around us. The journey of a thousand steps starts with just one. We have the opportunity to choose each time we take a step, whether it will be one of peace.

2017: The Year to Move Into My Mastery

2017: The Year to Move Into My Mastery

Wow! 2016 was some kind of year! As I reflect on it, I had some great moments as well as some times that I am glad are over. Regardless of the experiences – whether it was something good like publishing my first two electronic books or something less fun like visiting family and friends in the hospital, I know that I learned a tremendous amount about who I am. With 2016 in the history books, I ask myself what I want 2017 to look like. I could say that I would like to publish a few more electronic books and visit fewer people in the hospital, but that would be the specific outcomes.

My true intentions are best summed up by a friend of mine, Marlane Mowitz, “to be more balanced and to continue to move into my mastery.”

What does it mean to be more balanced and to move into my mastery? The obvious answers are to be more balanced in my relationship with others, with nature, with my exercise regime, and with my diet! I want to be more balanced between my inner work and my outer service. I want to balance the masculine and feminine energies within me and to balance the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs and aspects within me.

Being balanced in all these different ways will help me to move more and more into my mastery.  When I say “my mastery” I mean the ability to handle whatever situation I encounter with grace and aplomb. In the past, sarcasm was one of my closest friends. Thus, moving into mastery to know when to use humor as a helpful trait not a harmful one would be wonderful. Moving into mastery to know when to be silent and when to speak up would be a good goal. Moving into mastery to be in harmony and balance with life as it comes will mean that 2017 will be successful no matter whether I write any electronic books or accomplish other “new years’ resolutions”. 2017 will be successful because I will continue to grow as the authentic being that I truly am.

What will being more balanced and moving further into your mastery look like?

 

Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender

Do you find it hard to surrender? Perhaps you are holding onto the “right” side of an argument or the “better” way of doing something. In many ancient spiritual teachings, surrender is an important practice for spiritual mastery. But in our everyday life, we tend to use surrender in defeatist terms. A sports team surrenders and loses the match. A nation surrenders when it is losing the war. Surrender has become giving up and giving in to one’s own detriment.

The divine perspective of surrender is much different. In divine surrender, we are free from all of the limiting beliefs and dense frequencies which hold us back from being the truth of who we are. In divine surrender, we are actually stepping into the wide river of Oneness and being buoyed by that knowingness of who we are. Surrender is not giving up anything, but becoming everything.

The path to this realization may not always be easy. I remember many years ago when I was in a car accident that fractured my pelvic bone and left me unable to do simple tasks to care for myself. At the time, I felt as if my whole being had been shattered. I felt broken. But the gift in the experience is that many of my old ideas about myself and old ways of approaching life were swept away. I could have held on tightly and tried to return to my old patterns out of a desire for familiarity to comfort me. But after letting go of my self-judgment and fear, I was able to give in to the experience and allow it to carry me to a greater strength and new understanding of myself.

I leave you with this excerpt from Richard Bach’s book Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah:

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all- young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth.

But one creature said at last, “I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.” The other creatures laughed and said, “Fool! Let go and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!”

But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks. Yet, in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.

And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, “See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah, come to save us all!” And the one carried in the current said, “I am no more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.”

May you find your flow in the stream of surrender!

What are you reading? Manifesting with subconscious intentions, too!

What are you reading? Manifesting with subconscious intentions, too!

My husband, Pat, and I are going to Fiji in April and it is all because of manifesting!

This is a great time of the year to talk about manifesting. Not only do we all want to manifest a wonderful holiday season with friends, family, and inner peace, but it is a great time of year to look forward to our intentions or New Year’s resolutions for 2017.

In the Standing in the Light® classes, the Christ teaches us the three laws of manifesting.

  1. The Law of Attraction: Like Energy Attracts Like Energy
  2. The Law of Deliberate Creation: That which you give thought to, and believe or allow or expect or intend, IS.
  3. The Law of Allowing: I am that which I am. I am willing to allow all others to be that which they are.

In the classes, we also demonstrate an easy technique for setting the intentions to manifest what is in the highest plan.

This blog entry will hopefully help to illustrate the first two laws – The Law of Attraction and the Law of Deliberate Creation.

If you are a longtime reader of this blog, you will know that Pat and I scuba dive. We heard about a scuba shop in Boulder that was having a scuba expo in September this year. I checked with guidance and we were guided to go to the expo. As part of the incentive for the general public to attend the expo and meet all the businesses that had display booths, Weavers Dive Shop set up a questionnaire with the answers to each question found at the various vendors’ booths. A person would receive a certain number of door prize tickets based on how many of the vendors a person visited. The prizes were to be drawn throughout the day.

Prior to the day of the expo, Pat and I had set the intention to manifest the highest plan – and if the highest plan included us winning one of the door prizes, then we wanted to hold the intention for that to manifest.

On the day of the expo, we managed to visit the booths, meet interesting people, some of whom we had dove with before, and learn more about current product offerings. Come time for the first drawing of the day, sure enough, Pat’s name was drawn and he won a 7-night stay, meals and dives included for one person in Fiji. (Flights and my land package were extra!) We were both thrilled.

How does this door prize demonstrate the first two laws of manifesting?

The first law – the Law of Attraction – was shown when we used the manifesting techniques as well as other clearing techniques to have our frequencies sufficient that we would be able to attract a gift like this from the universe. We needed to be holding Abundance, Self-Love, Allowing, and Detachment, as well as Gratitude and a few other resonances sufficiently to attract this prize.

The second law – the Law of Deliberate Creation – was used when we set our intention to be open to manifesting what was in the highest plan. We took the action steps that we were guided to take, e.g. visiting the booths in order to receive door prize tickets, etc.

So far, everything I have mentioned was us using classic manifesting principles and techniques. But, then I asked myself, how did we attract the specific prize of the trip to Fiji. There were door prizes for gear, there were door prizes for Bonaire in the Caribbean and Roatan, Honduras, etc. How is it, under the Law of Attraction and the Law of Deliberate Creation, we won the Fiji trip?

As “coincidences” go, I was reading a book over breakfast the morning of the expo that was set in Fiji. My frequency was resonating with the energy of Fiji under the Law of Attraction. And the description of the Law of Deliberate Creation is that you create that which you give thought to, and believe or allow or expect or intend. I was definitely thinking about Fiji just before driving to Boulder.

This is a great reminder to be mindful of all of our actions and thoughts not just the ones we are writing down in our manifesting journals. What we write in our manifesting journals is what we want to manifest with our conscious mind. But, what we read or watch on TV or the music we listen to shapes our subconscious thoughts, and those are part of the Law of Deliberate Creation also. Take the analogy of an iceberg. The top part of the iceberg that we can see above the water is like our conscious thoughts and the part below the water – which is significantly larger – is like our subconscious thoughts. We need to try to be diligent about what we allow into our subconscious thoughts and patterns as well as into our conscious ones.

Be mindful of what is on your playlist, your viewing list, and your reading list as you move forward into manifesting the highest plan for you. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year’s Intentions!

(Fiji beach scene from Pixabay.com)

 

 

The Highest Good of All

The Highest Good of All

We’ve heard the spiritual one-liner: We are All One. It is repeated in many ways throughout many ancient teachings and philosophies. And it is spiritual Truth. But what does it mean for us in the “real” world of everyday choices?

In the Standing in the Light® community, we teach that when we are asking for guidance on something, we hold the intention to receive the understanding of what is in the highest good of all. As we make our way toward truly living in every moment knowing ourselves as One, we are practicing that concept by keeping in mind the greater community whenever we make a choice. We may not always feel that connection on a conscious level, but we hold the vision to experience it fully.

Many Lightworkers genuinely want to be of service to others and to the greater whole. After all, it’s what we came here to do. But we also sometimes bump up against our own fears of getting our needs met as we look to serving the whole. Sometimes, we may approach service to others or choosing the highest good of all as a bit of a sacrifice, a duty or a responsibility. That can feel heavy on our shoulders at times.

It’s important to remind ourselves that “me” is absolutely an integral part of “we”. It’s not just a theoretical idea, but is in our makeup far deeper than our sub-atomic particles. When we ask to understand the highest good of all, it is from a place of service to others, but it is also a service to ourselves! We are part of the whole and therefore must be open to receive that highest good as well as give it. When I ask the question with a truly open heart and know myself as One with all from a place of wholeness and abundance, I feel the highest good of all as my highest good. I feel them as one and the same.

Just as the infinite cycles of birth and death, giving and receiving must be in perfect balance going both directions, so must our spiritual service be for others and ourselves equally. When we truly know and feel that unity, the choice is simple. It is not a choice between “me” or “we”, but a choice for Love.

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