For the past three weeks I have been sucked into playing Café World on Facebook. It’s a virtual world of owning a cute little café where you cook wonderful and ordinary dishes for your friends and Facebook community while competing for the highest score. You use your virtual money to expand and or decorate your café with exotic Moroccan, Asian or retro wallpaper, vases, window treatments, lamps and an array of other cool décor. You can change your look everyday – one day your hair can be funky and pink and the next conservative and brown.
A couple of weekends ago I attended an Abundance Workshop to become more aware of and eliminate conscious and subconscious beliefs, challenges and patterns blocking me from attaining my list of “wants.” Some of the items on my list are: vacation anywhere in the world for a month at a time; own two homes one in America and the other in an exotic temperate country; and spend a year studying with spiritual masters.
I am the kind of person who dives right into a project so during the two day workshop I looked at myself with the intensity of a high powered microscope. Continue reading
I am grateful for many positive things, experiences and people in my life and would like to take this opportunity to give a big heartfelt thank you to:
- My boss who fired me from a potential lifetime of gray cubicles and bad coffee.
- My last boyfriend who prompted me to leave the dating world and go on a nine year journey of learning to love myself.
- The 15 extra pounds on my butt that helped cushion a few falls and prevent several major injuries over the years.
- Former friends who decided to end our association because I decided to live a life I could be proud of.
- My family who fought my decision to be a spiritual/energy practitioner – they pushed me to live my truth and prove them wrong.
- Sexists and racists everywhere who made me look deeper at who I am and realize that their beliefs belonged right where they came from.
- The Bush Administration for making me further understand where the true source of freedom is – within me.
- The outdoor experience of camping – I will NEVER give up my right to choose five star resorts and hotels again.
- The days of the Milli Vanilli when scandals and lies were ridiculous but didn’t cost people their lives.
- The endless date which included a bad movie, awful food, and worse conversation – you know why.
- People who constantly talk about mindless subjects, TV shows, and the latest star gossip – they always make me appreciate the silence.
- My friends who showed me I can always rely on myself despite their actions, resentments, jealousies, and apathies.
- My gym teacher who got high during school hours, my math teacher who resented the world and took it out on me and my fellow students, the two teachers who flaunted their affair in front of us, my second grade teacher who believed in our possibilities, the hippie nun who didn’t wear a bra and used music to inspire us. What an introduction to both the gritty and wonderful possibilities life had to offer.
- Another boyfriend who showed me to always make sure my needs were also met in all of my relationships.
- The elephant who charged my car and made me appreciate the concept of “your life flashing in front of you.”
- The scrapes, falls, muscle cramps, and burning I experienced every time I climbed a mountain and saw the world displayed below.
- The doctor who told me that I had acute bursitis in my hip and would have take steroids the rest of my life – he started me on my journey to discovering alternative health. After two Feldenkrais sessions my hip never hurt again. And they say doctors know everything!
- Spirit who continually allows me to learn my lessons.
- My ability to laugh at myself and life every chance I can get – we can’t take our lives too seriously.
- Me for learning how to handle my lessons as effortlessly and easily as possible.
Copyright © 2009 by Shirlyn Wright
Travel the void, a place where nothing yet exits, but all potential dwells – A Mayan saying.
When I was younger, I often wondered about “The Void.” In school my teachers told me and my fellow students that a Black Hole in the middle of space is a place void of light, sound or vibration. I was fascinated that there was a place like this and I wanted to know what it would feel like to there. I remember daydreaming about drifting along in this silent nothingness understanding the concept of peace and oneness. Can there be a potential phenomena beyond The Void? Is there a cosmic and/or physical reason for Black Holes?
Peace and oneness, we’re led to believe, are in the middle of the universe contained in a Black Hole, however we can find this stillness in a breath, a moment of focus, knowingness and when we shut out the noise of our day just before drifting off to sleep. In this moment of stillness, there is a sort of gravitational and cosmic pull that helps us reach beyond our “normal” senses. There is a sound of an electrical charge going off and we are able to see very clearly everything going on around us.
You see that beyond the stillness of peace and oneness is an opportunity to arrive at truth and knowingness. On the other side of the Black Hole is a Mirror of Light.
This Mirror of Light shows us the path to our Creative Source and potentiality – reflections of the higher aspects of ourselves. Only in stillness can we arrive at infinite understandings of our true nature – Spirit. So stop. Be Silent. Travel the Void. Where you eventually arrive will only be a mirror image of yourself – a reflection of Spirit.
Copyright © 2009 by Shirlyn Wright
Anger, frustration, and disappointment are just a few challenging emotions we all experience from time to time. It is actually healthy to express these emotions because they allow us to see where we may not be in balance in some areas of our lives and they give us a heads-up when we are not honoring ourselves. As a friend of mine told me once, “It’s OK to be angry now. I’ll give you a day then you are going to have to express yourself, move on and transform that energy into a positive outcome.” That was great advice. It reminded me of when I was a child and able to express my outrage, come to terms with the person I was upset with, move on, continue to play whatever game we were in the middle of as happy as I could be and the infraction a far distant memory.
When did the process of expressing your feelings become as dramatic as a stage production of Phantom of the Opera?
The Cause and Effect Chakra is the eighth of eight chakras in the Solar Plexus Region of the body. This chakra represents your physical actions, their effect upon your multidimensional Self in the spiritual realms and the resulting manifestations that will occur in the physical.
Everything you do NOW in this very moment travels at the speed of light through many mental, emotional and spiritual passage ways to connect with similar actions stored in your Akashic Records, the recording of everything you have ever done since the beginning of time.
The “Elephant in the Dark” is a traditional Sufi story that vividly shows our approach to life. In the story a traveling exhibition of an elephant was being stabled near a town. Four men decide to investigate this phenomenon since none had ever seen an elephant before. When they arrive, the stable is dark and this forced the men to investigate the appearance of the animal through the use of their hands. One felt its trunk and concluded it looked like a hosepipe. The second felt its ear and concluded it must look like a fan. The third felt its leg and thought it must look like a living pillar and finally the fourth feeling its back knew for sure an elephant must look like a throne. When you add that all up you get a throne sitting on top of a living pillar equipped with a fan and hosepipe.
What do we want most out of life? Quite simply, we want to be happy. We want to smile, giggle, laugh, joke, grin and enjoy life every chance we can get. So why do we make the simplest things we want in our lives the hardest to get?
I believe it is because we are co-dependent on fear, struggle, and conflict. We seem to fill our lives these energies. Where did this co-dependency begin? Continue reading
The Spiritual Harmony Chakra is the seventh of eight chakras located in the Solar Plexus Region of the body. It represents our ability to achieve spiritual balance. This balance occurs when our full spiritual consciousness and awareness leading us on our life’s journey outweighs the beliefs, judgments, perceptions and illusions we allow to influence our choices. This is the process of living consciously in the present.
The color vibration of this chakra is yellow and gold representing the integration of physical will (yellow) and spiritual purpose (gold). Located in the liver, the Spiritual Harmony Chakra’s spiritual symbol is iodine. Spirit calls iodine the Grain of Life and says it represents the recognition of Spirit as our own consciousness.
How many of us look at life as only a fifth dimensional experience? Continue reading
The Destiny Chakra is the sixth of eight chakras located in the Solar Plexus Region of the body. It is located in the lower portion of the right lung and its color vibrations are blue and gold. The lungs are connected to Spirit through the process of respiration or breathing Spirit in. (Notice the word SPIRAT in respiration. When we expire we breathe our last breath – Spirit- out). The vibration of blue represents truth and gold represents confidence. Together they vibrate to, “Be confident and trust yourself!”
The gemstones that will heal and balance this chakra are pearls and clear citrines. The positive energies to activate this chakra are: listening (to your inner voice); love, joy, love of women (femininity) and purpose. The Destiny Chakra’s Spiritual Symbol is Heart as in center and extended as the highest expression of love. What is the highest expression of love? It is your ability to do, live and express your heart’s desire.