Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Ganesha

I have what I at first considered to be a rather funny experience to share.

I have for several years enjoyed learning about different belief systems and different Deities. When I was going through a difficult time several years ago, I was made aware of the Deity known as the Ganesha, a Hindu God with the head of an elephant and several hands. Known as the Deity who governs success, wealth, among other things, he is very well known as the remover of obstacles. I had become very attracted to this Deity and had purchased several statues of him and placed them in areas of my home. During my difficult times, I had requested His help and felt an immediate answer to the obstacle I was facing at the time. Over the years, I had always felt a connection to this Deity, but had not attempted to contact him since the original incident several years ago.

During my meditation this morning on the elliptical machine, I was imagining myself on one of those water lawn chairs in the middle of a large body of water. I was just sitting there relaxing, when I happened to look beside me and I saw the Ganesha relaxing in a lawn chair beside me!! I was very shocked, for I never would have expected to see a Deity this way!! Of course I knew it was the Ganesha, for there is no other Deity who looks like He does. He said to me, "Why are you surprised to see me here? Do you think I could not accompany you here and enjoy this space with you?" I immediately thanked Him for His presence and for all the times in the past I had felt His helping hand with my obstacles.

All during the day I was reminded of the meditation and would feel His presence with me frequently throughout the day. I frequently found coins on the floor, and I thanked the Ganesha for the blessings. Also I was given many incidents during the day where my transactions or the numbers of my reports were 8's, the numerological number of success and money, and each time I thanked the Ganesha for His presence.

I don't know if the Ganesha will show up again tomorrow, but it was very pleasant having Him with me today. Thanks Ganesha, I enjoyed spending the day with You.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love is All We Need

This morning while on the elliptical machine, which if you have read my blogs is when I get many of my messages from my Angels, I was having trouble at first feeling energetic enough to even be attempting to exercise. I asked Archangel Raphael, which is the Angel of healing, to energize me enough to help me get through my workout. I asked Archangel Gabriel to come through to assist me in communicating any messages that she might have for me to pass on. I felt much better as I continued my workout, and felt lucid enough to hear the message Gabriel had for me to pass on.

I guess my question to the Higher Realms was this: concerning my previous blog when I wrote about judgements we make that come back to haunt us later on, how do we dig up all those old judgements if we don’t even remember making them? I know that every thought we think is a prayer and each prayer is a seed we sow into the soil of our lives. When unwanted things come into our lives, it is sometimes a result of old seeds planted years ago and it is expedient of us to dig up those old seeds and replace them with seeds of love and forgiveness. Archangel Gabriel said to me that love was the key. What we focus on does indeed grow, and as we focus more and more on love and forgiveness, those old seeds of judgements and inner vows will pop up for us to recognize and pull up. Sometimes we will notice a pattern within our lives and as we focus the Light of the Power of Love on those patterns it will be revealed to us an old seed that was planted long ago. There is no need to focus on the old judgements or try to remember them. That will just enlarge their power. What we focus on grows, so if we spend a great deal of time rehashing old wounds, they just reemerge in our lives or gain power. But as we focus on loving ourselves and loving life and loving those around us, sometimes an old wound will pop into our memory. That is when our Higher
Self feels it is safe to reveal to us a secret that, upon releasing this old wound, judgement, or inner vow, we can step up a notch to an even higher vibration.

This is an important point to remember. Love is always the great healer of old wounds. It doesn’t mean we have to love the painful things that have happened to us, but is important to focus the Power of Love on all of the events of our lives. As we focus on the people around us, let us attempt to focus on the things we like about them, and imagine Love as a Great Invisible Pink Vapor that we can send to people without them even knowing it. It should come as no surprise that the people we have the most trouble with are our greatest teachers, for they are teaching us to focus the power of love over the power of our emotional reactions to them or to their actions. It is also important to send this pink vapor to ourselves, for very often we are our own worst enemy. Remember to send the power of love to those parts of ourselves which we find distasteful. Our bodies and our souls knows how we feel anyway, and if those parts feel love, they will be more likely to transform into something beautiful.

So this is the message from the Angels for today……love yourself, love others, especially those things and people that you find distasteful. Love is the Great Healing Balm that will transform our lives and our planet. Remember also to send love to those that are considered our enemies. Both the enemy within and the enemy without. Love is all we truly need.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I just got back from a week of vacation in Florida. While I was there, I ran outside every day, spent time walking on the beach with my dad and sister and niece, shopped, ate out a few times, and spent time just sitting outside enjoying milder weather conditions than we are currently experiencing here in Virginia in January.

When I first came up with the idea for the trip, I wanted it to be in conjunction with my birthday, which also happens to be within a week of my dad's birthday. I wanted it to be symbolic of moving into a new phase of life. Sometimes in the past year I had felt like I had been trudging knee deep through mud and I wanted the new year and the anniversary of my birth to be a sort of crossing an invisible threshold of sorts. I engaged the help of the Angels to assist me in envisioning a new year and a new outlook.

One morning I awoke a little early before the sun came up and my eyes were drawn to a book on my dad's shelf called Transformation of the Inner Man. I had read this book many years before, but felt compelled to pick it up and read an excerpt. This particular chapter was about judgements that we make as children and then usually forget, however the judgements follow us into adulthood and usually repeat the very incidents that we judged as children. We are powerless to change the crop that comes up unless we pull out those seeds we planted as children. As I went out for my run that morning, I asked the Angels if they had prompted me to read that particular chapter in that particular book, and if there was a judgement I needed to release.

My memory went back to when I was a small child and my mom would read to me a book of bible stories. One of the stories was about how the shepherd (Jesus) would leave ninety nine sheep safe in the fence to go out to rescue one lost sheep. I did not feel like I was the lost sheep that Jesus went out to find but that I was one of the ones he left behind. I felt invisible even to Jesus. I had judged myself unworthy of even Jesus coming to rescue me. I was very quiet as a child and always felt invisible when in a crowd. I had judged myself as invisible. And I had judged Jesus for abandoning me to save someone else.

Now as an adult my mind was drawn to a comment I always make about family events. I always say that I am not at any of the events since I am not in any of the pictures. I am always the one taking the pictures of everyone else and if I want to be in a picture I have to request someone else to take a photo. This old judgement has come back to haunt me.

During my run that day I released my judgement of myself for being invisible and I told Jesus that I realized that if I was lost he would come to my rescue.(hmmmmm, back to my old dreams of being lost mentioned in previous blogs). I realize that outer events mimic inner thoughts and beliefs and so I am working on seeing myself as someone who is visible and valuable to others.

I encourage everyone to notice patterns or thoughts within themselves and do some inner contemplation to see if maybe they have forgotten some of the seeds of judgement planted in the past that now have come to haunt them. Usually the very things we judge others for are the very things that we secretly or even unconsciously do ourselves in one way or another. There is great freedom in releasing ourselves and others from judgements that we may have even forgotten about.

The Law of Attraction says that what we think about grows. What about those weeds that grow up alongside of those flowers we have planted? We can't just ingore weeds and expect them to go away. We have to dig up the roots of those weeds and release them so that our flowers can grow and expand.

So I say to that invisible part of myself... thank you for revealing yourself to me. Thank you because now that I am aware of you I can appreciate you and give you the attention you deserve. You are no longer invisible.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Signs and Messages

I wanted to talk a little bit about messages. A few days ago I went to look for a car for my daughter. I wanted some guidance from the higher realms to let me know which car would be the best choice. I asked for the Angels and Guides to give me a sign to let me know if I was doing the right thing so I would not buy a clunker. At first my signs seemed to be mixed. The car that felt good to me at first I put on my list as a good possibility. However, when I went back to test drive it, the dealer had turned the radio on and as I drove I noticed that three songs in a row were about making mistakes. I took this as a sign and turned that particular car down. Then another car I drove seemed like a good choice, and the song on the radio came on and talked about there being a light at the end of the tunnel. On hindsight I think the Angels were telling me that the time of having to buy cars for my daughter was coming to a close because they definately were not telling me to buy that particular car. As I spent most of the day test driving cars, I felt drawn to one particular dealer, after having visited their website before leaving the house. They seemed like an honest car dealer and the lady I talked to seemed very personable. I felt that any car on this lot would be a good choice. Not wanting to make a mistake, however, I took some time looking at other places and even took some time to stop at an indoor flea market to have some lunch and take a break from the search. While perusing the treasures there, the song came on the overhead speakers, Calling All Angels. I smiled because I knew the Angels were watching over me and I felt their presence all around me. Although my husband questions my decision to help my daughter buy yet another car, I felt it was what I needed to do. The Angels supported my decision and helped me find the car I needed to find. I also was able to find my voice and express to my daughter my desires that she stop depending on me for help and learn to support herself.

I guess my point today is that the Angels and Guides are there for us to help us with our everyday lives. They will not interfere on our own free will but they will help us make the best decision if we ask. Maybe buying the car in the first place was not the best decision, or maybe it was, but the Angels were there every step with me letting me know that They supported me and would help me make the best choice.

I am learning that if I need direction or signs from the Guides and Angels, all I have to do is ask. The signs are there. Sometimes we miss them, sometimes we misinterpret them, but they are there nevertheless. If we are unsure of a sign, the Angels do not mind sending them over and over until we are sure.

Of one thing I am sure. Yes I will make mistakes. Sometimes I will misread signs. But I am getting better at listening. And I am paying attention to the signs I am being sent. And I am never alone.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My First Pond

Today for some reason I was thinking back to the time several years ago when I built my first pond. I didn’t really know what I was doing and I didn’t have much money to put into it. I bought a cheap swimming pool liner, dug a hole and filled it with water. I knew nothing about pumps and pond plants that keep the water clean. I went out and bought some 12 cent goldfish and presto!! I had a pond. It was fall at the time and soon it got cold and the water in the pond froze over. I had noticed that the 14 fish I had originally bought had dwindled to two even before the pond froze. It was a particularly cold winter and the water stayed frozen in the pond all winter long. When it started to get a little warmer, about February or March, I had a dream that I went out to the pond and that there were goldfish in it and that they were alive. So when the pond finally thawed out, I went out to check it out. Sure enough, two goldfish had survived. By this time the water was mucky and green and it took a great deal of effort to even notice the two goldfish, swimming around in the stale green water. After doing my homework and realizing that there was a lot of work and money involved in fixing the green, stale, mucky pond into something worthwhile, I decided to fill in the hole with dirt and plant a bush instead. However, I immediately went out and bought a fish bowl and some fish food and chlorine remover and went about to rescue the goldfish from their unpleasant living conditions. I filled the bowl full of water, added the chlorine remover and placed the surviving goldfish into a brand new bowl with spanking clean water. However, to my dismay, when I went back in to check on them less than an hour later, both fish were dead. I was astonished and heartbroken!! How did these fish survive a frozen pond all winter long, a filthy, dirt and algae filled hole in the ground only to die as soon as I rescued them from their stench?

The next morning when I went in to work, I was telling a coworker about my tragedy who happened to have a huge pond of his own. He immediately proclaimed, Joy, you shocked them to death. They were used to the green water. You should have filled the bowl up with the green water and slowly replaced it with clean, little by little, so they could get used to their new environment.

Wow!! What a lesson!! I remember at the time thinking, isn’t that profound. How many times do we see ourselves in the muck of life and immediately go about to remove ourselves from it only to find the shock of it too great to bear. Or how many times do we see someone in need and go about to rescue them from the stench of their environment, only to find them either dead in the water or right back in the stench of the pond they came out of? We all have noticed that many times we seem to repeat our same mistakes over and over. We end one relationship only to find the next one remarkably similar. Or we quit one job and end up facing the same issues in the next one and the next one.

Maybe it is time to take it a little easy on ourselves. Don’t jump out of one dirty pond only to jump into a bowl of clean water that is too much of a shock to our system and we can’t survive. That is why many people who win the lottery find themselves poor again in a remarkably short period of time. We need to work on raising ourselves up to a higher level of existence little by little. I have heard some call that raising their vibration and it is a good analogy. If we lose our temper several times a day we can’t just expect to wake up one morning and never lose our temper again. Focus on maybe losing our temper only one time today. If we want better relationships, work on the ones that we have. Work on our relationship with ourselves. If we find ourselves fighting depression or worry or sickness, every time we think about the situation, think what would be a better feeling thought? Choose to dump out a cup of stinky green water and pour in a cup of clean, sparkling water. Pretty soon we will find ourselves swimming around in crystal clear water and we will hardly notice the change, until one day, it will dawn on us…. wow… my pond sure is clean…

Looking back on that time period in my life, I was the goldfish living in the mucky green water but I didn’t realize it. I think that is why I had the dream about the fish surviving. My guides or my Higher Self was saying… hey help is on the way.. soon you will be swimming around in sparkling clean water and you will wake up one day and say… wow… what a change… but don’t be too hard on yourself if it doesn’t happen overnight………