MICHELLE WALLING, CHLC: “The Final Return To The Matrix”

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Many people have had the taste of what the joy and peace of 5d is like, and have had one foot in 5d while holding the other in 3d.  However, some may find themselves being drawn back to 3d for a short period of time.  Why on Earth would you ever want to re-enter the matrix after having a taste of the good life?  If you have been struggling outside of the matrix, this may be one of the most important articles you can read right now.

We are all doing the best we can in this tumultuous time of change that has long been foretold of.  While watching so many people fall into dire straits, we continue to do our “work” on ourselves and try to act by the Golden Rule.  If you’re like me, you have recently realized that you have had to fling yourself back into the matrix for a short period of time in order to tie up some loose ends.  The trick to navigating this life is to use the matrix for what you need it for while striving towards a complete dissolution of what is not serving humanity.

If this happened to you, I am here to assure you that you have not regressed yourself out of ascension.  Walking back in 3d feels like crawling through thick, black sludge.  After it is all said and done it is actually a great step toward progression.  Some people have found themselves struggling to exist outside of the matrix, which is ironic because if you are suffering then it makes it hard to reach the 5d energies.  There seems to be a prompting at this time on a subconscious level to take care of the things that we have not wanted to face or have been putting off, hoping for a great change to happen outside in the “real” world.

Lately I have talked to people that have been intrepid or undecided about certain monetary or life decisions because of the prophesized ascension future.  Have you kept your money out of the bank because of the discussions about the financial collapse?  Have you decided not to file tax returns because you know there is no law requiring it?  Maybe you hoped property taxes would just go away?  Have you put off selling a house because your retirement investment is better off in real estate than in the bank?

By making one or many of these choices, we can become limited in the way that we can move through the maze of the matrix.  In fact, it can actually drag us down into depression or hardship if we refuse to work in the matrix or use the monetary system.  While it is admirable for those who want to live off of the grid and grow their own food, the reality for most people is that in order to focus on their spiritual growth they require organic grocery stores, air conditioning, and modern day conveniences like hot running water and dishwashers.

For one example, if you have all of your money under your mattress instead of in the bank, it may be hard to rent a house or apartment to put a roof over your head because the system is set up to make sure you have either proof of income or enough funds in the bank to cover your lease.  If you don’t already own a house and you don’t have proof of income, it becomes extremely hard to provide a roof over your head for you or your family.  If you have a house that has been weighing you down  or you have felt like it is time for a change of cities, you may have worked yourself into a problem.  You may have to put some of your money back into the bank in order to use the system without being in fear of your government stealing your money.  It is my opinion that it is certainly acceptable at this time to have a portion of your funds in a bank account tied to autopaying your bills.  If using an automated system takes your mind off of the matrix long enough to enjoy the now moment, it’s well worth it.  After all, if the system crashes we will all be screwed together for a short period of time.

Another example is the notion that we should all revert to living like Survivorman.  As a human on Earth in the year 2017, we all deserve abundance and convenience if we choose it.  After all, many of us are used to replicators in our fancy spaceships.  You can certainly make the choice to do the best you can with the world we live in.  Things haven’t changed overnight and for the time being, you can only do what makes you the happiest so that you can focus on your responsibilities and life purpose.  If you have been feeling pressured to move off the grid and revert to living in the 1800’s, you can take a deep breath and live with what feels right to you and what will make you most comfortable while being as environmentally and socially responsible as possible without suffering.  What I have decided is that I did not come here to starve to death in case of the trucks not delivering to the grocery stores, but I also did not come here to become a farmer.  Personally I have decided that if there is a permanent break in the food chain I will be done with my life here on this planet and will return to whence I came.  With this being said, I do have a month’s worth of survival food to keep me comfortable or to barter with.  Past that, I will decide whether or not to continue.  My point is that to not plan for the future out of fear.  I began prepping in 2012 and have thrown away hundreds of dollars of expired foods I kept for survival.

While it may seem like you are going against the rules of “where your attention goes, energy flows”, lowering yourself back down into the matrix in order to provide for your basic needs or to clear up hauntings of the past will actually propel you further into your highest probable future timeline.  It really does help you to be in the “now” moment, not tied down to the past or worried about the future, even if it is still within the matrix.  We are here to shift 3d from the lowest part of the base upward, and in order to do that we needed to know what it felt like to be free for a while.  Now with a higher consciousness and more patience, we are able to tackle the things that we have put off that deal with households, legalities, and finance.

These include:

Going through your material items and lightening your load.

Give them to charity to be re-purposed or throw some things away.  Yes, it is ok to contribute to the landfill one last time.  You are going to change the way you buy material items in the future to where you are not so careless, to where you will never contribute to the trash like you did before.

Selling a house or moving to a new city.

You may have been one who put off listing your house for fear of what the markets will do.  Or perhaps you didn’t want to take a loss and thought you would wait for the markets to go back up.  If this is weighing you down tremendously, it is best to free yourself of it now and live for today, not for the future.  Also, don’t live for someone else’s needs or material attachments.

Changing jobs, even if it is taking a job in a matrix industry.

As long as you are not harming the planet or others, there are ways to remove the negative energy psychologically tied to money or a particular industry as well as ways to bring light into the industry by immersing yourself into it.  At the current time, we use money as our exchange method and we can focus on weaning ourselves to something else but we still have to eat and have a roof over our heads in order to positively contribute to the collective consciousness.  If you do not have a job and you are unhappy or if you have a job and you don’t like it, it’s up to you to do something about it.  If you need to temporarily take a job inside of the matrix system, do not feel guilty or unsuccessful spiritually.  More than likely it will only be a temporary means of support that will open the door to something better.  The key is to be happy in what you do for an energy exchange.

Taking breaks from relationships so each person can work on themselves (or some of these issues mentioned) or starting a new relationship.

People change, vibrations change.  Sometimes we need some time alone or a change of pace in order to make a relationship flourish again.  Some people are releasing one relationship which opens the door for a better match.  The legalities of divorce are horrible but once it is all over with it is very freeing and you realize how marriage was one big legal control to begin with.  You learn to make different choices in the future that allow for growth between two people.

Finishing up multiple projects in order to focus on one or two instead of too many.

Who has a list a mile ling of things to do?  Now is the time to prioritize the ones that you have been dreading so that you can give your time to those that will help you move towards a better future.

Taking a rest from the alternative media overload.

It is very likely at this time that many people are on brain overload and just need to STOP listening to everything and go inside for deep communion with the higher self.  Take at a few days off of the internet or maybe even a week’s break of not thinking about anything metaphysical, truthseeking, or spiritual at all.  Yes, you read that right.  Try it see how it makes you feel.  Go camping or immerse yourself in a 3d movie (a comedy, love story or something light hearted…..and go ahead and CRY if you feel like it!).

Upon learning that all comes from the one infinite source, realizing the need to stop invocating protection in substitution for owning the light and darkness within you.

Transmutation vs. avoidance right now is the key.  Face your darkest fears and see how liberating it leaves you.  Saying that you need protection shows that you are not standing in your sovereignty as a co creator of this reality.

Joining in 3d community with the “asleep” ones in order to share your vibration.

This means no longer being a hermit for fear of others bringing you down.  You’ve had long enough to prepare yourself and now your light and vibration is needed.  You are the “boots on the ground”.

Eating ice cream every now and then or your favorite treat!

In moderation, and organic if possible.  It won’t kill you as there are many other worse things on the planet designed for killing humanity.  We are also here to LIVE AS A HUMAN BEING and to enjoy what this lifetime has to experience.  Sometimes we have to just throw out the rules for a moment and live like a kid again.

This may be seen as the final return into the 3d matrix in order to prepare for your new role after the long awaited “event” occurs.  Everyone wants to know what the event is and when it will occur.  In my opinion it will happen when we make it happen.  It will happen when we do all of the rest of the work necessary in our lives to free us up for being able to do our new job. In other words, how many of you could pick up and relocate on a moment’s notice in order to serve?

That may be a little drastic as an example, but the point is that many people have so many threads tying them down that it has just become too overwhelming to begin to work on it and they have been waiting for a miracle to occur in order to free them.  Miracles are real, but they can’t occur if we are blocking them.  Also remember not everything in the matrix is out to get you.  Taking care of your past commitments allows you to be more focused on your NOW, which will open portals for higher levels of connection.

Now is the time to take care of your responsibilities.  While it may take some blood, sweat, and tears now, you’ll feel much lighter in the end and will be ready for anything the Universe calls you to do. Many of us have no idea what we are really clearing on a multidimensional level when we roll up our sleeves and get to work in our 3d illusion.  If you are one who is not suffering outside of the matrix then I encourage you to keep on shining.  For those who have to dig deeper and darker, know that it’s o.k. to open the 3d closet to re-visit your skeletons for good.  Let’s hope this is the last return, and collectively if we all take care of our responsibilities once and for all, we can continue to move forward at a faster pace.

 

 

About the author:
Michelle WallingMichelle Walling, CHLC is a Holistic Life Coach, international public speaker, writer, webmaster, and radio show host. In 2013, Michelle started her public career as a spiritual, metaphysical, and esoteric contributing writer for In5d.com and bodymindsoulspirit.com. Michelle is the creator and webmaster for MichelleWalling.com,cosmicstarseeds.comthestarchildren.net, andhowtoexitthematrix.com, and is the co-creator for WooWoo Media.com. Michelle is the host of In5d’s Cosmic Awakening Show and In5d Network.
Her personal Facebook page can be found here.  via HowToExitTheMatrix.com

 

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TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “5 Myths that Prevent You From Living Life to Your Fullest Potential”

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Even though our souls are endless, timeless and boundless, we really only get one shot in this body and in this lifetime.

In order to make the most of our time here on earth, we must live to the fullest of our abilities. This requires us to not only get in touch with the purpose of our soul, but to also get in touch with the amazing potential that life offers.

When your soul decided to come down to Earth, it was super excited to experience all that life has to offer. It was excited to taste foods, explore countries, connect with others and was excited to make a difference.

Your soul was even excited to experience the amazing growth and transformation that often happens when your soul comes down to Earth in human form.

It is very easy to forget this and a lot of the time we move through life feeling a victim to our surroundings and trapped in the circumstances that have come our way. We may also feel limited, stuck and separated from our purpose or true calling.

This is also all part of the journey and in many ways, we have to feel this in way in order to understand the full spectrum of our life here on earth.

But if you are ready to make some changes, if you are ready to transform your life and start living it to the fullest, here are 5 myths that you need to shed-

Myth #1: You Need to Know Your Purpose

Many people fall into the trap of getting wrapped up with finding their purpose. They spend weeks, months and even years trying to find what they were put on this earth to do. The real secret of this is that your purpose is not outside of you, it is inside you.

Your purpose flows through you and ultimately is you. Your purpose is to be authentic you, and the more you can start being true to yourself, the more you are going to be able to create and live a life of purpose.

When you start acting from a place of authenticity, you will also naturally find yourself drawn to things that you feel passionate about and things that you love to do. By connecting with yourself first and being true to yourself, everything else just falls into place.

Myth #2: You Need to Be Super Positive All the Time 

While being positive is a great mindset to have, it is a myth that you have to be this way all the time.

Seemingly negative emotions are natural, normal and a part of life. Just because you think negatively from time to time doesn’t mean you are bad or any less “spiritual”.

The trick is to not become attached to your thoughts, and this goes for both positive and negative thinking.

When you become attached to your thoughts and hold onto them, that is when they can become destructive. But simply having negative thoughts or feeling anger, rage, frustration and so on, is normal and healthy and should not be squashed.

It is more important that you express how you truly feel and learn how to cope with all types of emotions. This is far more beneficial than squashing negative thinking or trying to fake positive.

Having a positive mindset is definitely a great and productive way to move through life, but this doesn’t mean that you need to ignore the negative.

Myth #3: You Shouldn’t Want Money or Material Wealth 

On the spiritual journey it is common to feel that you shouldn’t want for things, especially material things or money.

The fact of the matter is, in order to get by on this planet we need money.

Money gives us a feeling of security and comfort and is necessary for our physical health and well being. Money also allows us to buy experiences and material items that can aid in our development or even bring pleasure.

Nothing is wrong with opening yourself to abundance and letting the Universe and others know what you need. Nothing is wrong with stating your worth and asking to be paid for your time or services.

The trick with this is learning how to develop a healthy relationship with money. Obsessing about money or being greedy is definitely not the vibration you want to live from, but opening yourself to abundance and knowing your worth is definitely going to help you.

Myth #4: You are Being Punished for your Bad Karma

Some people believe that while your soul is on Earth it has to be “punished” for all the bad or wrong things that occurred in previous lifetimes. Karma is often viewed as being the measure of the good and bad things your soul has done and how you are going to be treated because of it.

This may go against some people’s beliefs, but I do not believe that you are punished for your bad karma by having negative or bad things happen to you. I do not even believe that you inherit “bad” karma. We all have karma, but this karma is neither good or bad, it just is.

Karma is simply the cause and effect energy that emanates from everything that you do and everything that you have done from previous lifetimes. Your karma does not bring “bad” or “unlucky” experiences into your life, instead your karma simply highlights the lessons and the journey that your soul needs to learn.

The Universe does not punish you, even though it can feel this way sometimes! The Universe simply sends you lessons and experiences that help you to grow for your highest good and the highest good of others.

Myth #5: You are Not a Limitless Being

If you were to view life through your five senses, you would notice limits. You would see that you are limited by your physical body, you are limited by the capacity of your mind and you are limited as to how you can move and what you can do.

While there are definitely are limits in the human world, in the spirit world there are no limits, at least there are no limits in the way that we understand them. And living inside all of us is a thriving and healthy spirit.

While you may not be able to fly or hold your breath underwater for a long period of time without assistance, there is a force inside of you that is limitless. And by remembering this, it can help you to achieve all of your hopes, goals, dreams and wishes.

When you view life from your hidden senses, from your sixth sense, you will start to see that life is truly limitless and there is nothing you can’t achieve, you may need some help from others, or even assistance from technology, but there is nothing you can’t do.

When you understand that you have a limitless force inside of you, you can use it to help you navigate through this dimension.

You may not be able to exert all of this limitless force within you in your waking life, but simply knowing it is there will allow you to move mountains in whatever direction you feel called to.

~via ForeverConscious.com

JULIET TANG: “How To Answer Your Calling — 3 Ways To Remember Why Your Soul Chose This Life”

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“You came here with something to do.  You are part of a universal consciousness, and there are no accidents in it.  In your true essence — not the false self, not the ego part of you, but in the true essence of who you are — you are infinite and you have something very profound to accomplish while you’re here.  Otherwise you wouldn’t be here.  Find it.  Pay attention to it.  Listen to the callings.  See the clues, the cues.  See the alignments, whatever they might be, no matter how absurd or bizarre they might seem to everyone around you… if you have a calling inside that says there’s also something else, don’t ignore that.  Don’t die with your music still in you.  Don’t die with your purpose unfulfilled.  Don’t die feeling as if your life has been wrong.  Don’t let that happen to you.”  ~Wayne Dyer

 

You Are On a Mission

Prior to birth, just like an artist who is selecting which paints will go onto the blank canvas, our souls choose a set of colors to work with which determine our parents, ethnicity, country of birth, etc.  We also choose a number of possible paths that would allow us to experience certain aspects of our being.  For instance, if courage is one of those aspects of ourselves we wish to experience, we would collaborate with other souls in this physical realm so circumstances would arise in our lives where we are required to invoke courage within us.  Likewise, we choose a certain mission, or a calling that would allow us to maximize our full potentials on this live stage called earth.

In order to fully step into our calling with power and consciousness, we must first elect to forget what it is at birth so we may, after years and decades, and for some, lifetimes of soul searching, arrive at a point in our lives where we must make a choice to remember who we truly are and deliberately call forth what gives us highest joy.

Personally, I see the long years of painful searching as nothing more than a rite of passage with intended experiences and divinely placed circumstances that fully prepares us to be who we came here to be.  The second we reunite with our soul’s calling, the universe registers our seriousness and we come to the realization that nothing can and will stand in our way.

At that moment, all fears and obstacles begin fading as the path unfolds in front of us.  At that moment, we will move mountains and cross oceans just so that we can become one with our highest intention and commit to our divine mission.  At that moment, our body, mind and soul become aligned with one single purpose — to experience ourselves as our own grandest creation in this life.

Funny enough, once we remember our mission, we often realize the mission has very little to do with us and everything to do with everyone else.  It is a mission that allows us to serve humanity and to light the paths for others through servicing, healing, inspiring, teaching and empowering.

It is no coincidence that for many, in order to remember that mission, we must first experience the pains and turmoil in life so we may later not only decide to transcend what limits us, but also use our life journey as a tool to inspire and encourage others to do the same.  Some of the most influential teachers from Hay House such as Louise Hay, Anita Moorjani and the late Wayne Dyer are but a few who had journeyed to the darkness and back so they may light the way for others.

Know that wherever you are in life is exactly where you need to be.  You are not bound to any fate and you have the power to change and create anything in life.  It is my hope that by sharing the following 3 reminders that are embedded in your soul blueprint, you will begin manifesting your calling.

Identify Your Highest Joy

As beings of energy, we ourselves are literally the creation tools we are born with and our feeling is the direct line of communication with our soul, or the higher self.  At any time when our thoughts, words and actions are aligned with the soul’s vision, we know it immediately by the way we feel which is usually identified as harmony, inner-peace, joy, gratitude and love.

Whenever we feel good, our vibration is instantly higher which easily leads to inspired action; and by committing ourselves to inspired action, it leads to more joy which expands the breeding ground of inspired action.  The more we can get in touch with the “feel good” component within ourselves and listen to it, the easier it will be for us to define our mission in life.

For the longest time, I had not a clue what my calling was and I spent the majority of my time complaining and wishing I could do something else with my life while holding onto the belief that a job and a passion are mutually exclusive.  I did have many passions and since I felt miserable with my job, I indulged myself with activities I enjoyed whenever I had free time.  Being a spiritual seeker since birth, one of my passions was alternative healing.  For many years, I heard and read about Reiki and there was always that little voice in the back of my head whispering, “Take a Reiki class.”  Like many, I brushed aside the little voice with as many excuses as I could find but eventually, the voice became so persistent that I decided to just go for it.

As someone who was also obsessed with doing the due diligence for everything I stepped into, I spent hours researching for an experienced teacher.  I already signed up for a course elsewhere when the name of my first Reiki teacher popped up in my search, and for reasons unknown to me at the time, I made a last minute decision to go with this class.

During the two days of training, I met someone whom I became friends with.  Fast forward to years later, we currently share an office space doing healing work in Midtown Manhattan.  Within the same year after the initial training, the same friend introduced me to another Reiki teacher who is the very reason why I eventually became a recovery and wellness coach as well as Reiki master.  During those years, every time when I was guided by inspiration, life rewarded me with more people, events and circumstances that helped me remember my true essence and carry out my mission.

Do not despair if you do not yet remember what you came here to be.  Your only duty in this life is to follow your highest joy.  Believe me, it is much more than just a cliché line that we use as a bumper sticker.

Once we follow the first inspired idea, we are sending out the energy with the intention of “I am my highest joy at this given moment” into the universe which slowly intensifies and magnifies as we become more accustomed to singing our heart’s song.  What has started as a seed is given more opportunities to grow and flourish every time when we follow our highest feelings because the energy behind that intention is literally snowballing and creating more and more movement in the quantum field in bringing us what make us happy.

What inspires you?  What makes your heart sing?  What’s that one thing you’ve been wanting to do but have been putting off forever?

It’s time.

Allow Your Being to Guide Your Doing

One of the most frustrating things we do to ourselves is we get stuck envisioning the million tasks we must do to accomplish anything, that can also be the very thing that keeps us from moving forward.

Answering our calling is very much a process like everything else.  The end result may look nothing like what we started off with or what we planned, and that is completely okay.  Sometimes what we think we want only serves as a stepping stone that leads us closer to fulfilling our mission.  The universe does not care about what we do that makes us radiate with joy, it can be taking a Reiki class or a baking class, going on that spontaneous vacation or calling an old friend we haven’t seen for years.  The universe only cares about the vibrational signature we give off when we are being that joy.

By giving ourselves into inspired action, we may be meeting a teacher for life who becomes our source of inspiration, or be welcoming an opportunity that otherwise would not be there had we not chosen to follow our heart and arrive at that exact location and time.

The only decision we have to make on a daily basis is to start following whichever things that give us whatever amount of joy out of all the available daily activities in front of us rather than coming up with a huge plan of action to get ourselves from point A to B because “it is the right thing to do” or “everything else does it.”

If your only daily activities are comprised of chores such as house cleaning, meeting deadlines and cooking for a family of six, then invite yourself to do some (or all) of those things with as much joy and presence as you can, and to squeeze in a couple of little activities that bring you peace and make you come alive.  They can be as simple as having quiet time to read for 15 minutes or working on that hobby when everyone goes to sleep. You just never know what may come out of them!

Do not ever underestimate the power behind these little activities as they are what make the energy accumulate. Remember, it is always about being the “I am my highest joy at this given moment” energy rather than flooding ourselves with tasks and running around aimlessly for the simple reason that we cannot find our calling outside of ourselves, but we can remember or create it within us. The more we can allow that energy to flow to us and from us, the more the universe can bring us everything that resonates on the same energy level to help us remember and create our destinies.

Is the path of committing ourselves to remembering, and eventually embodying our calling always peachy?  The answer is no.  It is a journey that is made of a thousand little steps of learning and choosing.  Along the way of building my healing practice, I was constantly discouraged by my lack of knowledge and tools to run a business as well as overwhelmed by the millions of tasks I was constantly bombarded with.

I invested a great deal of energy on training courses from learning how to write my about page to polishing up the content of my website so I can reach a larger audience.  No matter how much I tried to tweak my writing while working with business coaches and alike, I was unable to meet their standards of using “simple and client friendly” language where I could explain what I do in a couple of sentences to an eight-year old.

One day, exactly one year from the day I resigned from my last job, it finally hit me.  While I will always remain grateful of the knowledge and support I have taken away from the courses, my writing reflects my true essence, and who I am at the core is someone who thinks, feels and speaks like the spiritual geek that I am proud to be.  By giving myself endless tasks of to-do’s that do not align with my inspired actions, I am neglecting who I came here to be — someone who helps others heal, awaken and create through spiritual writing, healing and coaching.

In fact, this article was entirely inspired by hours of staring at weeks worth of unfinished homework documents from my latest course with the sudden realization that the content of my website may never appeal to everyone, and that is perfectly okay.  I was faced with two choices, to continue doing the daunting task of sounding like someone I am not, or being immersed in the joy of writing.  The moment I chose the latter, a stream of inspiration poured in and gave birth to these words.

At the end of the day, it isn’t about what we do, how we do it, what our titles are, how polished our website looks, how many credentials are displayed in our bios and how many award-winning books we’ve published.  It is about whether we can allow ourselves to step into who we truly are, and boldly and lovingly declare our authenticity to the world.  No vibration in the universe is more powerful than our energy when it becomes an extension of our divine calling.

What are some things on your daily to-do list?  Which ones of those give you any amount of joy?  How can you insert more “feel good” activities into your life?  How can you replace the aimless “to-do’s” with more inspired action?

Your Calling is Your Own Creation

Our souls have chosen a certain mission prior to birth, but the moment we become fully conscious of who we are and awaken to the creator within, we are no longer bound to any predetermined paths we laid out for ourselves before coming into this physical body.  The more we are aware of our true essence and our connection with the divine source, the more empowered we become and the more we can claim the gift of free will which ultimately allows us to exercise our birthright as the conscious creator to Be, Do, and Have anything our soul desires.

To achieve that, we must first free ourselves from everything that limits us. Limitations can take the form of fear such as fear of uncertainty/change, fear of lack, or even fear of success.  Limitations can also manifest as endless excuses ranging from “I have a full time job with no time or money” to “I’m too old to do this.”  In addition, limitations show up as disempowering beliefs including, “There isn’t enough for everyone” or “I am not special enough.”

There is no one way to initiate that journey of liberation, there is only what works for you.  Personally, I’ve found spiritual practices such as energy healing, Kundalini yoga, meditation, working with a spiritual coach, being in nature, journaling and reading inspirational books are all great ways to awaken.

I used to be the queen of “what-if’s.”  “What if I failed?”  “What if I lost it all?”  “What if I became a laughingstock?”  One day, I grew sick of my negative what-if’s and decided to do a 180.  “What if I succeeded?”  “What if I learned something from this?”  “What if I could help others?”  I made a point to do this every day for months and it made a remarkable difference in my ability to exercise my free will.

Prior to tapping into our true creator role, many of us feel like powerless victims who take whatever life throws at us.  We may be passionate about answering our calling as an artist but end up working at a bank because we are afraid we won’t make ends meet.  We feel limited, even enslaved by the conditions in our lives.  We submit ourselves to our so-called fate and tell stories of how we aren’t fortunate enough to be one of those who seem to have it all.

When we awaken, we become aware that we are who we say we are, and what we create as well as how we wish to experience everything in life depends on one thing and one thing only — our choice.

Your calling is something you soul chose in the realm of the formless before it took on a body, and you can choose again at any time in this life because the truth is, your soul remains who you truly are while your body and mind are only additional tools for you to carry out your mission so you may experience your own creations physically in this 3D time and space dimension.  That power of choice has never left you.  Once you decide, allow the universe to bring you the rest of the co-creators to make it happen.

It is time to unleash your free will and write your own destiny.  There is nothing written in the stars that is foreshadowing who you are and what you can become.  Once every part and every cell within you is aligned with this inner-knowing, you have awakened to the divine power of creation you have inherited.  That power lives in you and patiently awaits for you to call upon it.

You are neither your past, your birth conditions, your roles, your accomplishments, your credentials, your awards, your bills, your bank statements, your 9-5 job that makes you cringe every morning upon waking up, nor are you your body, your mind, your beliefs, your thoughts, your baggage, your limitations, your past relationships, even your soul contract.  Deep down inside, you are a being powerful beyond your imagination.  Once you remember all this, you will remember your sacred ability to create anything you wish and your joyous vibration will make the world just a little brighter.

It matters not one bit if you do not know your calling.  If you could start from a blank slate and create anything you wanted in life without limitations from this moment on, who would you be?  What would you create?

What is one small step you can take today to be that?

Follow your heart.

 

For a continuation on how to remember your divine mission, please read “How to Live and Embrace Your Mission in This Dream Called Life.”

 

 

~via JewelsHealingGarden.com

JADE CHILDERS: “Letting Go Of Love”

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Once, a friend and I were meditating together on a hilltop.  During that meditation, we extended our love and compassion out to the whole world.  At the end of the session, my friend turned to me and asked, “Why do we reach our love out to everyone, instead of choosing who it should go to, like a family member who might need it most?”

Surely, the intention to bring love into a specific someone’s life will result in such.  But as we are spiritual seekers who are constantly questioning and digging deeper, it is beneficial for us to analyze our limitations caused by the biases patterned into our minds throughout our lives and to use this analysis as an opportunity to grow.

We are not omniscient beings.  We were physically born from a mother into a situation unique to us.  Some of us grew up with big families, and some of us grew up without any family.  Through the years, we’ve lived around certain people and picked up on certain things.  We passed certain people in the streets, made friends with certain people, fell in love with this person or that person.  Our experience with the world is uniquely our own, showing us only bits and pieces of infinite possibility.  The people we have met have been a very small fraction of all the people in the world.

Imagine what it would be like to live thousands of years.  Imagine that you have lived to see many generations come and go, have had many friends, held many lovers, and you now have a countless number of children and a countless number of acquaintances.  Imagine walking through a world in which you know that you, at some point in time, had met and gotten to know every single person that passed you by in the streets.  Such a world would seem so small, so personal!  Having lived so long, you would watch as many of your loved ones came and passed on from their life.  The love you had for each individual would no longer serve that individual, as that individual would no longer exist.  You would realize that certain loved ones will come and go, but people in general would stay constantly surrounding you.  If you again chose to direct your love towards another set of specific individuals, you would see the same results: these people would pass on, and the individualized love would pass on as well.

This need not be seen as a grave situation!  It is simply the inevitable, transient nature of life.  You cannot control who will stay or who will go in your life, but you can control how you expand from being closed to open, allowing love to flow through with fewer selfish restrictions.

We are here in our bodies now, but we are brief and passing.  If we can train our love to not be so confined — to instead be impartial, free, open, infinite — then we begin to notice a deep change in both ourselves and how the world reacts to us.  We start to see life in its more intrinsic form, a form that comes in many faces.  We start to see how we are all interconnected and how freely flowing love will draw in those who need to drink from it most.  Such is why we need not limit our kindness and love to the people we have grown closest to; it is not about who we change but about how we internally change ourselves — how we personally grow, how we learn to let go, and how we instead learn to let what is within shine unobstructedly through to the external, which will respond accordingly.

 

 

About the author: Jade Childers is a Reiki practitioner, meditator, intuitive healer, and voyager of the infinite internal. E-mail connections are welcome at mrsreviven@gmail.com.  ~via In5D.com

SAMUEL GENTOKU MCCREE: “20 Ways Sitting In Silence Can Completely Transform Your Life”

20 Ways Sitting In Silence Can Transform Your Life

“Silence is a source of great strength.”  ~Lao Tzu

 

For over two years I spent one out of every four weeks in silence.  At the time I was living at a Zen Monastery and every month we would have a week-long silent retreat.

During this retreat we sat meditation in silence, ate in silence, worked in silence, and only communicated through hand gestures and written notes.

At first living like this was hard, but over time I learned to grow to appreciate silence.  By the time I left I learned that silence was my friend and teacher.

What did silence teach me?

1. Satisfaction

I used to think I needed to watch TV every night.  But at monastery I went without and discovered I didn’t need it.

Silence taught me to be happy with less. 

Pick something that’s weighing you down and let it go.  Your life will thank you.

2. Expression

When you can only talk by writing a note, you only say what’s important.  Before the monastery I talked a lot but said little.

Silence taught me that a few simple words well spoken have more power than hours of chatter. 

Think of one simple thing you can say that would help someone feel better and say it.

3. Appreciation

Being able to speak makes life easy, but when I couldn’t talk I learned how much I relied on others.

Silence taught me to appreciate the value of relating to others.  

The next time you see your friends or family, try to really listen.  Deep listening expresses deep appreciation.

4. Attention

Several times at my first retreat I thought my phone was vibrating.  But then I would remember I didn’t have my phone.  It showed me how my phone divided my attention.

Silence taught me how important it is to let go of distractions. 

The next time you are with someone you care about, try turning off your phone and putting it away.  It will make paying attention easier.

5. Thoughts

I once sat a retreat next door to a construction project.  What amazed me was how easily my thoughts drowned out the noise.  I realized if my thoughts were this loud, I’d better make them as wise as possible.

Silence taught me the importance of shaping my thinking.

Take time each day to notice your thoughts and let go of thoughts that don’t serve you.

6. Nature

Because I sat retreat in every season, I know that the sound of wind in fall is different than it is in winter.

Silence taught me to notice nature.

Take a short walk outside in silence and you’ll discover the wisdom and peace that nature has to offer.

7. Body

During retreat I noticed that whenever I got lost in thought, I lost track of my body.  And when I focused on my body, my thoughts would calm down.

Silence taught me to be in my body. 

Close your eyes and ask, “What sensations do I feel in my hand?”  Learning to feel your body can calm your troubled mind.

8. Overstimulation

Whenever I went into town after retreat, the world seemed so loud and fast.  I came to realize how much our senses have to process most of the time.

Silence taught me the importance of reducing the stimulation. 

Enjoy some quiet time everyday.  The less you see and hear, the more settled your mind can become.

9. Sound

People would come to the monastery and remark how quiet it was.  But living at the monastery I knew all the noises, from frogs, to owls, to the sound of sandals on the sidewalk.

Silence taught me that the world is a rich texture of sounds. 

Sit in front of your house and close your eyes.  You’ll be amazed at what you hear if you listen long enough.

10. Humanity

During retreat I was surrounded by imperfect people who were doing their best.  Some were happy, some were sad, but all were wonderfully human.

Silence taught me that people display great beauty. 

Find a good spot to people watch with an open heart.  What you see may inspire you.

11. Space

For a long time anytime something difficult came up, I would just distract myself.  But retreat taught me that if I avoided something it would never go away.

Silence taught me that space helps me face hard times. 

The next time you face something difficult, pause and honor whatever is arising.

12. Love

I used to think love was this big thing.  But in retreat I found that I felt love for so many things.

Silence taught me that love can be simple. 

Think of someone you haven’t said I love you to recently and tell them.

13. Courage

I used to think courage was about facing danger, but during retreat I realized that real courage is about facing yourself.

Silence taught me the courage it takes to be still. 

When we stop moving everything we’re running from catches up.  The next time you are afraid, stop and wait for it to pass.  There is immense courage inside your heart.

14. Perseverance

Every retreat reminded me that speaking is easy, but staying quiet is hard.

Silence isn’t flashy, but it has an immense power to endure. 

The next time someone doubts you, instead of disagreeing, silently vow not to give up.  Action speaks volumes.

15. Faith

I often ask for reassurance or feedback.  But living is silence meant I had to trust my instincts.

Silence taught me to have faith in myself. 

The next time you begin to feel anxious, sit in silence and see if you can find the space of deep faith that lives in your heart.

16. Honesty

I used to lie so I wouldn’t have to explain myself.  But when I couldn’t talk I began to notice this impulse and how much it degraded my integrity.

Silence taught me the importance of telling the truth. 

Notice times where you tell little lies and try telling the truth instead.  It isn’t always easy but it’s the first step to trusting ourselves and others. 

17. Gratitude

During retreat I didn’t have a lot of comforts.  It helped me see how much I took for granted and how much I had to be grateful for.

At the end of every day sit in silence and ask yourself what am I grateful for. 

You’ll be amazed at the blessings you discover.

18. Simplicity

I used to love drama and conflict. But at retreat I found I was happier when I kept it simple.

Silence taught me that simplicity and joy are close companions. 

Pick one space in your home you could simplify.  Keep it simple for one month and enjoy the ease it offers your life.

19. Connection

I used to think I had to talk in order to feel connected.  I realized during retreat that I can feel connected just by being near people I care about.

Silence taught me that words can get in the way. 

Do something in silence with someone you love.  It will be awkward at first but eventually you will see what it means just to be in someone presence.

20. Truth

I studied philosophy in college and I thought I could read about truth.  But retreat taught me that truth is found in silence.

Silence has taught me a deeper truth than words ever could. 

Sit in silence once a week and feel the truth in your heart.  It’s there whether you can express it in words or not.

 

 

About the author: Samuel “Gentoku” McCree is a Mindful Fitness thought leader, personal trainer, and mindful living coach from Portland, OR. He trained for two years at a Zen monastery, is an endurance athlete, and founder of MindFitMove. You can find his blog and a free Ebook on Your Sexy Brain at mindfitmove.com.  ~via BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

 

PHOEBE BROWN: “Relax Into Your Flow”

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“Source knows when we are ready for something new, and will gently and lovingly lead us along our path of growth according to our own personal place on our timeline.  We all possess the same capabilities because we are all tapped into the same Source.  We each just embrace new capabilities at different times.”

~Phoebe Brown

 

Love and accept who you are and where you are.  Love and accept your own timeline — no one is better or worse, more or less capable of ascending to greater spiritual heights.  We live in a world of duality, and we humans tend to view thing as polar opposites — good/bad, better/worse, higher/lower…. but that is an illusion of this 3d reality where we exist right now.  We each live in our own flow.  We all flow from the same Source, and at the appropriate time we will flow back to the same Source.

If we resist where we are, if we don’t love, accept and honor where we are, and love and honor our personal timeline — it becomes like a sponge, with a suction holding us back.  Love and accept your own place in spiritual growth — let it go, and you will be set free to move forward.  Letting go seems like the opposite of our human tendency, but is very important, it will help set you free.  We are all exactly where we are supposed to be, at exactly the right time we are supposed to be here.

I will use Algebra as an example.  We can all remember a time when we were totally confused with Algebra and just couldn’t  ‘get it’.  Then maybe the next year, or the year after, we look at it and we think, “Oh. I get it. Why was it so difficult for me before?”  It is the same with our personal spiritual growth, it will happen naturally at the proper time.  Source knows when we are ready for something new, and will gently and lovingly lead us along our path of growth according to our own personal place on our timeline.

We all possess the same capabilities because we are all tapped into the same Source.  We each just embrace new capabilities at different times.  If someone discovers an ability before us doesn’t make them ‘better’, in fact, we should be happy for them — not jealous.  We should celebrate them.  As more people awaken and continue in their own spiritual growth, it promotes the growth of humanity as a whole.  We each grow at different rates, and that is perfectly fine.  We are each special in our own way, and the lessons we have personally learned are of great benefit to the overall growth of humanity.  So don’t diminish yourself or your lessons learned thus far.  For in doing so, aren’t we diminishing Source?  So give yourself a break!  Lighten up!  Love who you are now and where you are now….. the growth will flow naturally from that space.  RELAX INTO YOUR FLOW.

 

 

~via In5D.com

LISSA RANKIN: “10 Signs You’ve Found Your Calling”

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How can you tell if you’ve found your calling?  As a doctor who was called to medicine at a young age but then wound up disillusioned by the system, questioning my calling, I’ve asked myself this question a lot.  It’s been a long strange trip — first leaving medicine, then feeling called back, then leaving again only to find my role in healing our broken health care system as a writer, speaker, revolutionary, and teacher of physicians.

Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about how to know whether you’re on the right track.

1. You’ll realize you’ve been training for your calling since the moment you were born.

Even the gritty things, the disappointments, the regrets, and the screw ups, they were all prepping you for what you’re now being called to do.  You’ll realize that the divorce, the bankruptcy, the death of your loved one, the failure, the rejection — it was just school, teaching you the lessons your soul needed to learn in order to be who you’re being called to be.

2. Mystical things will start happening.

You might be tempted to write them off as coincidences, only they’re too perfect, too exactly-what-you-need in that particular moment, too much like miracles to call them accidents.  The synchronicities will fill you with a sense of wonder, because they’re proof positive that you’re being guided, that you’re not in this alone, that Someone is moving mountains to ensure that your mission is a success.

3. When you get off course, you’ll get redirected.

Doors you longed to walk through will slam shut.  If you take the wrong fork in the road, your path will be littered with barbed wire and mustard gas and dragons and sharp knives lining the path.  You’ll get the hint that you’ve made a wrong turn, steering yourself off course from your date with destiny, when the journey becomes a relentless struggle.  The deal will fall through.  The money will run out.  The mentor who’s been providing the magical gifts won’t follow you onto the wrong path.  People won’t sign up.  You’ll be rerouted just as magically as you were steered to your calling in the first place.

4. You’ll be guided by ease, even in the face of obstacles.

When you find yourself struggling to get through an obstacle-ridden forest, it can be hard to tell: is your commitment just being tested, or have you veered off course?  Obstacles can be part of the growth process, the cultivation of your inner hero, a necessary part of your hero’s journey.  But they can also be signs that you’ve made a wrong turn.  How can you tell the difference?  The guidepost you can trust is a sense of movement towards ease.  If the challenges are mounting, things are getting worse, one hard struggle is piling upon the other, you’ve probably gotten seduced off-course from your true calling, and the Universe is just waiting patiently, twiddling Divine thumbs because you have free will, but never giving up faith that you’ll find your way back to your calling, which will always lead you to your own holy grail.  When you’re back on track, things start to flow again.

5. Magical mentors will appear just in the nick of time.

Just when you need it most, the right people will show up, with just the tools you’ll need to support you and your journey in an almost mystical way.

6. Your health is likely to improve.

A strange but welcome side effect of finding your calling is that your health is likely to improve.  You may notice fewer cravings for unhealthy foods, you’ll have more energy for moving your body, aches and pains that used to plague you might disappear, you’ll feel less tired, and chronic illnesses you may be battling may start to get better.

Take Andy Mackie, for example.  At 59 years old, Andy Mackie had undergone nine heart surgeries and was taking 15 medications to try to keep him alive, but the medicines left him feeling horrible, so one day, he told his doctors he wanted to stop the drugs.  They told him if he did, he’d die within a year, so Andy decided if he was dying, he wanted to do something he’d always wanted to do.

So he took the money he would’ve spent on his medications and used it to buy 300 harmonicas, and he gave them away to children, complete with harmonica lessons.  The following month, he was still alive, so he bought another 300 harmonicas.  Thirteen years and 20,000 harmonicas later, Andy Mackie finally passed away.

7. You may find that money flows in just as you’re ready to throw in the towel.

I’m not suggesting that you won’t wind up in debt or staring at an empty bank account when you used to have a full one or even bankrupt.  But if you’re on the right path, you won’t wind up living under that freeway overpass near what used to be your house, and you may find that money appears almost magically once you’re really right in the dead center of your life’s purpose.

8. You may feel strangely peaceful, even when you have every reason to be anxious.

Everyone around you will likely think you’re crazy.  A part of you will agree with them.  But a wise inner knowing, that part of you I call your Inner Pilot Light, will be so comforted by the fact that you’re finally on the path to your purpose that you may feel unusually calm — until your rational mind kicks in.

Our souls long to express what we’re here on this earth to express, and when you finally fall into alignment with your calling, your soul does a little happy dance.  It may appear as if everything else in your life is falling apart, but you’ll have this sense of peace, a huge relief, that at least—  finally — you know what you’re called to do.

9. The Universe will roll out the red carpet.

When what you’re being called to do is what is needed for the highest good of all beings, the Universe will bend over backwards to hand you whatever you need on a silver platter.  No request is too small.  A copywriter may volunteer to help you just when you were thinking you needed to write a sales page.  Someone will donate a printer when it’s time print a flyer.  You’ll feel so supported, so lucky, that you’ll know you’re on track, even if you’re not quite clear what you’re on track to do.

10. Your people will find you.

Few can fulfill a calling alone.  Most of us need a tribe to lift us up as we do brave, scary, world-changing things.  But don’t worry.  When you’re really on purpose, your people will find you, if only you’re courageous enough to be vulnerable about what you’re being called to do.

Do Any Of These Sound Familiar?

Have you found your calling?  Or are you still looking for it?  If you’ve found your calling, YEAH!  The world needs you!  Blessings to you on your hero’s journey.

 

 

 

~via In5D.com