Transitioning From This Life

It has been almost two weeks since my mother passed from this life. I was with her for the final week 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She lived in another state from me, so I wasn’t with her on a regular basis.

When I wrote my last post, I had been in Kansas for about nine days taking care of my mother. When that time ended, we thought she was out of the woods and on the mend. But, it wasn’t too much longer until I got emergency phone calls and the final phone call that she needed to be in hospice.

That last week was a difficult week in many ways. And it was a magnificent gift. I loved my mother, as I’m sure almost everyone does. But, I didn’t always like her. She was very judgmental, racist, and always quick to tell you what was wrong with everyone. When she was alive, I often felt negative thoughts toward her because of her anger and judgmentalness. In effect, I was being angry and judgmental at her because she was being angry and judgmental at other people.

During that last week, because we knew the time was short, I didn’t find myself getting caught up in her negativity. It was still there, to be sure. But, I realized that this was truly the last time I was going to have with her here on this physical plane. I was not going to waste any of that time getting wrapped up in her negativity, or judging her negativity.

As she progressed from being lucid to being unresponsive, I found myself thinking about some of those big questions. What is life, anyway? What is consciousness? When she was dying, did the part of her that was ego – personality based give way to a higher conscious self?

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Beyond Forgiveness

Is forgiveness a necessary step towards healing ourselves from real and perceived hurts? We have been told that the process of forgiving and not forgiving is really a matter of choosing how quickly we want to learn our lessons about love, compassion, attaining happiness, being aware of our feelings and staying present in all areas of our lives. But this is only part of healing ourselves.

Why do most of us choose to forgive some situations? We want to feel good about ourselves, an apology is given, we are already aware of why the conflict occurred in the first place or there was a misunderstanding that led to the conflict and we are willing to let it go.

Then there are times when and many reasons why we find it challenging to forgive. For instance, we may feel we have a right or are justified to be a victim, we may try to seek revenge, or we might try to use these situations to emotionally blackmail the person who caused the harm.

When we choose to forgive or not to forgive, most of us only focus on what we will get out of it; we make forgiveness a selfish motivation. We don’t look beyond the act of forgiveness to see the spiritual impetus for the experiences that have caused us to feel hurt, pain, bitterness or resentment. We also don’t always recognize the how and why we may have attracted these situations in the first place.

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Radical Letting Go

I’ve written several articles about “Letting Go” from different angles. Each time I cycle the concept through my mind, I get a new understanding about it — so I write something more. I am convinced that “Letting Go” is one of the core (and therefore critical) processes to making Spiritual progress.

In fact, I think it is essential to making progress of any kind — spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, relationships, prosperity, etc.

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Be The Wild Women and Goddesses of Legend

Today, I had a conversation with a client of mine, whom I will call “Karen,” about bringing more of her desires of happiness, peace, accomplishment, serenity and reverence into fruition. For the past several years it’s been a challenge for her to manifest what she wants to experience. Karen works in dead end jobs she describes as snake pits, lives in an area of her city that is unsafe, and attracts people who seem to be unsupportive and unreliable. I asked her why she thought she was creating these challenges in her life.

Karen said she didn’t know why. All she knows is that it was a lot easier for her to create a wonderful life when she was in her twenties and thirties. She traveled the world, owned a motorcycle, truck and car, had a wonderful loving relationship with a man who she describes as her other half, and felt she could conquer any challenge put in front of her. She felt unstoppable, happy, and alive.

I suggested she pick a quiet time during her day to go within and remember those wonderful times in her life; to relive those times as if she were watching a movie of her life as the heroine who sets the world on fire being happy, free, and open to being herself. By reliving all of these wonderful experiences, I told Karen she could magnetize all of the positive vibrations she has long forgotten back into her life, here and now.

She would relive riding her bike on Route 66 seeing the country and loving every minute of it. She would “revisit” her time in parts of northern Africa, sitting in stores drinking coffee or mint tea, talking about politics and family histories while haggling over shoes, scarves and trinkets being brought out to tempt her into buying memorabilia of her exotic adventure. She could remember her long lost love “James” and how he made her feel like Aphrodite, Venus, and Cleopatra with just a look, a smile, a touch, a kiss.

Karen saw she can be unstoppable, happy, alive, and Cleopatra again just by bringing her feelings forward to her conscious mind and being who she was (and inherently still is) now. For a few days she was hopeful and excited. She began making plans, updating her resume, and contacted some associations she thought would connect her to like-minded people.

But the more Karen looked back at her life and relived those wonderful moments, they became peppered with negative memories. She thought of the times when she didn’t make great decisions with her finances, she did not launch a career that would have eventually paid her what only 2% of the people in this country makes, of she and James being too afraid of being hurt and creating a situation where they were continents apart losing touch for many years, and a dozen other “why didn’t,” “why not,” and “where did the time go” statements.

The reason why Karen has not been able to move forward is because she dwells on the “what ifs” of her life and not the wonderful memories of what she’s experienced and accomplished. In fact when I first asked her about her accomplishments she said, “I haven’t accomplished anything.” It was only after many questions did I discover all the wonderful things she’s experienced in her life.

The trick to creating what I call your power energy field is to be at peace with any and every decision made and every action taken and those you will make and take today. Accept where your journey has taken you, the risks you took, the risks you didn’t take, the accomplishments, the missed opportunities, the loves you had, the loves you took for granted, and the loves you ignored and be at peace.

You would not be who you are now if you didn’t take those various paths on your journey. Love whom you are then and now. Think about where else on your journey you’d like to go and/or discover. Look in the mirror and love every line of experience, love the knowingness in your eyes, and love the wise smile that comes across your face as you remember the crazy and wild things you have done and probably contemplating doing.

For the other things you have done that you may not be happy or proud about, realize every person on this planet has done something similar. You are not the only one. Accept this, apologize to yourself, forgive yourself and love yourself even more than you did before. Then go and create how you want the rest of your journey to unfold.

Be the Wild Wise Women and Goddesses of Legend:

  • Be uncompromising in achieving happiness
  • Open and free in expressing who you are to the world
  • Strong enough to be vulnerable and intimate with close friends and your lover/partner/husband/mate
  • Confident, adventurous and daring in your travels and experiences – take that jewelry making class you always wanted to take, wear the red dress, go to Australia, start that consulting business
  • Anticipate victory in all of your endeavors
  • Always be comfortable and accepting of all that is you.
  • Accept nothing less from yourself and go live a wonderful life.

Copyright © 2009 by Shirlyn Wright

"I Am" Chakra

The I Am Chakra is the second of eight chakras in the Solar Plexus Region. It is located in the stomach and has the color vibration of yellow and violet. Yellow represents the will to shine and violet represents Spirit; the two together vibrates our willingness to shine as an expression of Spirit. Its spiritual symbol is the crescent moon – new beginnings, new creations, and new expressions of possibilities. This chakra helps you to accept yourself as an expression of infinite possibilities. We can be anything we want to be, experience everything positive that can be experienced, and create wonderful lives that unabashedly show the world who we are and how we think. We just have to be willing to accept the creative power of “I Am.”

“Francis” is an organic farmer and master manifestor. He can manifest anything he wants at any given moment. He can manifest money to make changes and repairs to his farm, more than enough workers to help him when he needs it, books he has heard about literally within days of becoming aware of them (he lives in a very small community in Wisconsin so this really is a feat), the free use of machinery to help with the operation of his farm, the energy to work two days straight (he’s 60 years old) and still have time to help others, and a consistent flow of shareholders to whom he can sell his produce.

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Connecting with I AM — Part 3

by JonMark

This is the final portion of a message I received from spirit on 2 April 2009.

I AM…

Knowing

Merging

Alignment

Joy

Giving

Wisdom

Love…

WISDOM:

So many people misunderstand wisdom. Many think of wisdom as something they must attain through suffering or renouncing of worldly possessions. Wisdom does not require either of those things. There is only one thing wisdom requires and that is the willingness to be open. To be open to all the experiences in life that surrounds you. Experiences that perceived on many different levels. Wisdom can be an active force in our daily lives. Wisdom is linked to perception of the physical dimension and to the less perceived dimensions as well. We see something in this dimension as one thing, this triggers a response in our brain and then we use perception to put it all together.

Everything is filtered through our perception of any given situation. This can protect us and cause us delayed growth depending on how open we can be to any given situation. Case in point, when we are little we are taught that a stove, when in use, should not be touched. This was a base understand that had to be developed over the years. At that point in time we had yet to really create a conscious connection to our higher dimensions around us so it was a very simple response. We learned. It WAS truly hot. Now that same way of thinking can assist us in limiting our lives on so many levels.

Our past experiences are not only in our minds but in our physical bodies as well. Many of us have been working tirelessly on processing so many outstanding issues in our lives and we keep wondering where the increase in wisdom is? We have peeled back the onion of our own personal existence till there was nothing left to peel. No where to go, except inward. Go into the space of no-space and there you will see the face of God looking back at you. We connect back to our true selves.

When do we get IT? What else must I do in order to attain this new deeper understanding? The answer my child is no-thing. There is nothing you do not already have except the awareness that you posses it. All you need do is awaken to that understanding. There is nothing in this world or in the higher dimensions that can not be known. You have all the keys to the kingdom you need. The question is, do you have the wisdom how to use those keys and are you willing to increase what you already believe you know to be true?

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Connecting with I AM — Part 2

By Jon Mark

This is a continuation of  a message I received from Spirit on 2 April 2009.

I AM…

Knowing

Merging

Alignment

Joy

Giving

Wisdom

Love…

ALIGNMENT:

We have had that thought. We have held it and it has gestated. We have shared it with those that would help us grow it and now we begin to incorporate that thought into our being. We begin to align our thoughts, our being and open to the greater wisdom that lies within the thought. This is the place where the awareness sets in that many things are not as they seem.

We have matured with our thoughts and really see/feel how this/these thought(s) are now becoming beliefs and how we are incorporating them into our mind and into our lives. Once again our old friend discernment comes into play. Are we coming into alignment with this with ease or are we shoving something that does not really fit into our vibrational field because we are doing it for someone else?

The manifestation of our lives is nothing more than an exercise in alignment. Remember alignment does not happen just for us but for those around us. Remember that alignment is not constant and it can change. There will be people through out your life where at one time you were in alignment with them and then it faded. It by no means, means you love them less. It just means that you were together once and now it is not comfortable for you to stay where you are, you have moved away from alignment.

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Connecting with I AM — Part 1

By Jon Mark

I received this from Spirit on 2 April 2009.

Know now that you are all returning back to us once again.  Your time away was useful and regenerative we pray.  Drift with us here for a moment and allow us to bring you back. Bring you back into alignment with your self, your being and your light.  The light of Life.  The light of Spirit.  Light that holds the very atoms of your being together.  Light that vibrates on may different frequencies.  In your bodies, around them and through them.

Beloved,

You are not separate from me.  NEVER.  How can we be separate?

We are older than time itself.  Younger than new life waiting to emerge.  Existing in more dense and more light filled dimensions.  All at the same time.

Stop and breathe.  As you breathe feel the light come into your body.  Feel your body swell with this energy.  Exhale out all that is not in alignment with your true being.

Your true being that I AM.  From the heart of I AM you were created and sent.

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Review – A New Earth by Eckart Tolle

I was lucky enough to find this book in March 2007, when I was going through a personal crisis. I read it twice. I am now reading it again. The wisdom contained in this book goes far beyond words. (Odd for me to say, I know, since a book is a collection of words.)

A New Earth reminds us who we really are. We are pure Source energy, eternal and forever a part of the One Source of all-that-is. The quietness of meditation helps us realize that. Tolle says that when we don’t remember who we are, we are experiencing the Pain Body, the pain from the negative energy field that occupies the body and mind. It is an emotional pain body.

I discovered recently, when working with someone on thoughts creating reality, that you cannot consistently create the reality you want if you don’t know who you really are. The person I was working with claims to believe that we create our reality. And yet she was completely resisting ownership of something she created.

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