Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Remembering to Embrace Your Power

Yes I know. My blog writing has been silent for most of this month. It is not that I had not been getting any messages. I just noticed that I would get messages at inconvenient times and by the time I got to a place where I could record it or write it down, it was gone. I had been meditating every day, contemplating a tarot card, connecting with my Guides and Angels. But work had been stressful, draining my energy. I found myself just barely making it through the day.

Then one morning I was thinking back to earlier in the year, maybe January, when I had connected with my Angels and asked for a phrase that would be my theme for this year and the phrase was.. embrace your power. Obviously standing by the time clock just praying to make it through the day was not embracing my power.

Embracing my power is not an ego thing. I was at first resistant to the idea. I should be humble. Embracing my power sounds selfish, egotistical, I protested. But the Guides were able to get the message across to me that no, embracing my power is not an ego thing. I am a truly powerful, spiritual being, who happens to live in a physical body on a physical earth, and face earth issues. The power within me was the God Power, the Source. I could move mountains. I could manifest my own destiny. All I had to do was decide.

I remembered years ago when I was in the position of using that power to keep negative energy out of my home, due to those with whom I was in relationship. Oh I was in a different belief system then, but it worked the same way. I would stand at the door and forbid any "spirits" of anger, negativity, or whatever to come through the door of my home. There was always stress, anger, and stuff I now cannot even remember. What I do remember is that it worked!! That person would come home and immediately decide to go fishing, or work on his motorcycle or something that was outside of the house.

So I decided that just because my viewpoints have changed a bit, and my terminology is a bit different, that there is no reason that I could not "embrace my power" and say out loud what I wanted to happen, and expect it to happen. I declared a pleasant work environment. I declared the ability to do my job with ease. I declared that my work would be peaceful and productive. And things changed. I got to work that morning and imagined that my feet were filled with light and that everywhere I walked that the light penetrated the floors of the building and sent vibrations of love and light all throughout the building.

I am finding that sometimes I have to do this repeatedly until the atmosphere gets the message. Or maybe until I remember that I am the one in control of my energy field. For now my destiny is to go to work at the Post Office and practice my spirituality in the midst of that. Practice what I  preach. Yes I still come home tired! But not as bad. I put up my spiritual shields and I decide what energies to let in and what energies to keep outside of my personal space.

I guess my reason for sharing this is that I know that we all get into places where we feel out of control. We feel put upon, we feel the weight of the world closing in on us. I am here to say that we each are called to embrace our power. Our unseen helpers are out there to help us rise up and say.. this far and no further!! The Helpers will not do the work for us. We are the ones in the earth plane. We are the ones in control of our destinies. Yes there are things that are out of our control. But we can control how we react and how we feel about the things over which we have no control. I am not advocating everyone quitting their jobs because it is a challenging work environment. No. I am advocating going to work and changing the environment. Stand up and change the world you live in! It may appear to be the same to everyone else, but to you something has changed.

If you are facing a health issue, a work issue, a relationship issue, I am here to say that things can change!! But the first thing that has to change is you! Every day contemplate raising your personal energy vibration. Like attracts like. I was once in the presence of a spiritual healer who used to use laughter to heal. His "prescription" for healing was to go home and laugh every day five minutes a day for thirty days.. or something like that. And sometimes he would have you dance. Dance and laugh and dance and laugh. This to me is embracing your power. All the answers you need are within yourself. As you raise your vibration you are automatically changing your world.

 YOU are a truly magnificent being who is truly in control of your own destiny. Yes, some things may be out of your control for now but as you truly embrace the magnificence of you and appreciate you then those things outside of your control will either change or they will not affect you any longer. That difficult boss will seem to be amusing instead of controlling. That illness will seem an inconvenience instead of a death sentence. That relationship will take on a new light. You may decide to stay or go. But you will no longer feel out of control.

Just for today, embrace your power. And then tomorrow, do the same. But start today. You will be amazed at what happens.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Choosing a Pope

Although I am not Catholic, I was watching the news this morning and noticing the congregation of Cardinals which have assembled with the task of choosing a new Pope. To me it was just another news item, one which at first did not hold any more significance than any other news item. Apparently Spirit had another idea. It took my Guides awhile to get the message to me. I am not really thick headed, but now I understand when They tell me that it is difficult to get messages across when it is not in line with a person's understanding. I guess it is kind of like showing airplanes to cave men. Or that story that the Native Americans didn't see the ships coming because they had never seen a ship before. I am not sure if I believe that, but I understand the thinking which came up with that idea. I am not Catholic, so it took awhile for the Guides to send me this message.

The first clue was my tarot card for the day. It is my custom to draw a tarot card every morning and contemplate its meaning on and off during the day. Today right after I had watched the news about the choosing of the new Pope, I drew this card:
I kind of chuckled to myself, and I thanked my Guides for showing me that the Guides that lead me to choose a tarot card really do tune into my energy for the day and apparently they knew I had just seen a whole congregation of men who were dressed this way. The man on this card is a representation of the Pope or at least someone in high authority in the church.

The hierophant card in the tarot has to do with submitting your personal ideals for a greater cause or giving of yourself to a life of service. So I thought, okay, maybe the tarot is telling me that I am to do something for someone else today. And then I left for the gym.

Then, another sign that maybe the Guides were telling me something more significant. I am on the elliptical, my favorite machine at the gym, and I am listening to my favorite music, electronica, and I hear in the music the sound of gongs that resemble very much the sound of church bells..

OH!! Okay, so it took a few tries but the Guides finally got through. You want to tell me something about the Pope???

I could almost hear my Guides exclaim.."FINALLY!!"

So this is the message and it is very important for all of us, whether or not we are Catholic, or even religious. My Guides told me that this choosing of the new Pope was very important for the energetic frequency of the earth and that I was to send the energy of love and light to all those given the task of choosing the next one and that anyone who was led to do so it would be beneficial if they did so as well!! They told me that the Pope has a great deal of significance in the future of the earth and the way that we proceed from this time forward. It is our earth, and we humans are the ones who choose the direction of the way that we manifest how we want our lives to unfold. Collectively we create our earth and how we relate to each other and to the earth. The Pope has a great deal of influence over a great deal of people, and choosing the one who will be an energetic match to the world we want to create is a big deal. So I invite all of you, Catholic or not, to send prayers, thoughts and positive energy to this big decision acting out today or however long it takes and  pray for the best possible candidate for the job to be selected.

Connect with that force of love and joy in your own heart and then send it out across the earth to all those faced with the task of choosing the next Pope and also send it to the future Pope and expect that our prayers will assist in the process so that the highest and best will unfold. It is time to put aside our differences and realize that whatever belief system we each choose, as long as it makes us a better person, makes us love one another and release hate, that is a valuable asset to our lives.

And from here on out, may I be more open to messages that are not exactly what I am thinking or focusing on at the moment. Like my husband tells me every day.. "not everyone lives in Joy's world."