Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I Am

As many of you know, I am about to publish my second book. Although I am really excited, on another, possibly subconscious level, I am a a bit apprehensive.

Why? You ask?

Originally the idea for this book was not mine. Here is an excerpt from the book that tells the story:

Running is my passion. Or at least one of them.

I often find that in the exertion of exercise comes clarity and a connection with Spirit that cannot be matched by sitting cross legged inside on a cushion staring at the backs of my eyeballs.

This morning in particular I was greeted by the "caw caw" of the neighborhood crows. With their greeting usually comes a visitation by Spirit, in some form or another.

It didn't take me long to realize that this time it was Jesus who ran beside me.

Despite our years of estrangement, Jesus and I have a somewhat cordial, sometimes still a tumultuous relationship.

"I want you to tell your story," Jesus was pretty straightforward with His request.

I was not immediately on board.

"Oh no", I protested. " I am not about to dig up those old wounds."
"You don't put a bandaid on a bullet hole," Jesus retorted.
"It is time to dig out that bullet and heal the wound. There are others out there who can relate to your story and it will help them heal as well," He continued.

Writing this book was indeed healing for me, but it is also a raw, sometimes fearful thing, to put everything in your soul out there for all to read. Some don't know this Joy that I have become.

There came a time in the process of finishing up the process that I had to decide exactly who I think I am. How can I title a book and put out there this Joy that I am writing about if I am not completely okay with the Joy the book portrays?

I will ask you the same thing: Who are you?

When you begin to see yourself as the person you aspire to be, the person who lives inside that shell of your body, the person who looks back at you when you gaze into a mirror, then life takes on a different hue.

Who do you think you are, and who do you want to be, and is that the same person?

When you realize that before you can be abundant, you have to realize that you ARE abundance incarnated, that is when abundance shows up.

When you realize that you ARE an overcomer, a giant, an amazing soul, an infinite diamond with sparkling facets of light and color, life just shows up. Abundance just shows up. Love just shows up. Our idea of what those things look like and feel like may change. Abundance may no longer mean lots of money. It may mean an abundance of joy, or peace, or love.

Just for today, look in the mirror and say, "I am.." Really there is no need to finish that sentence, but you can if you want. You can say, "I am infinite. I am amazing. I am love. I am abundance."

Maybe then you won't look on the outside of yourself to get some sort of validation. That validation will come from inside.

My website says that I am a Spiritual Life Coach. I am a wedding officiant. I am a psychic medium. I am a shamanic practitioner. Is that who I really am? Deep inside, I am a soul. Living in a body.

Who are you?

If you need some direction, if you need to get some guidance from Spirit relating to who you are in this world at this particular time, please contact me for a personal session. I can do readings or consultations in person, by phone, skype, or email.

Click here to contact me and we will decide exactly what type of session you need.

Blessings to you as you journey this path called life. I hope our paths cross soon!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mercury Retrograde is Coming!

I must say that Mercury Retrograde is not my favorite thing to go through. My computer acts up, anything electronic seems to be affected. Sometimes the past comes a calling for resolution.

Apparently Mercury Retrograde came calling early for me. In the wee hours of the morning, I awoke with a dread that my will was not up to date. I didn't want to wake hubby love to go searching through the safe, but I will admit that it was a near impossible task to get back to sleep.

Oh my, you say, is this a premonition that something bad is going to happen? I blame Mercury Retrograde.

Yes I am planning a trip in the very near future, and I will be on an airplane for a few hours. Am I now afraid that the plane will crash, since I had this middle of the night experience? No, not really.

I had become aware that Mercury Retrograde was right around the corner, and I think that pesky Mercury was hinting around to me that there were some important tasks that needed to be completed. Mercury is all about communication, and when it goes retrograde, it calls us to resolve unresolved issues, visit the past and, if need be, have some closure.

When I drew up the will that I have now revised, there were some difficult things happening in my life emotionally. There were some people who I was not in a good place with. Now, ten years later, those issues had long been resolved, but still, there was still the paper evidence that had never been updated.

It is always a good idea to have your affairs in order, whether you get a middle of the night wake up call or not. These are the kind of things that may happen during a Mercury Retrograde. Things from the past may come back to your attention, calling to you to address them once and for all. Since this particular Mercury Retrograde begins in Cancer, a water sign, the issues may be emotionally charged.

They say to avoid signing contracts in a Mercury Retrograde if at all possible, but my feeling is that as long as everyone is on the same page, just make sure all your i's are dotted and your t's are crossed. Pay attention to detail. Be up front with all your communications.

It might be wise to send lots of love to your electronic devices.

Make sure all of your communications are laced with love. If you do run into a miscommunication, take a breath, let go of any anger or fear, and send the situation and the people involved lots of thoughts and prayers of love before you jump in and try to remedy or address the situation. Remember that love is the balm that heals all, and peace comes right up behind love. When you are at peace, then it is harder for the energy of miscommunication, anger, or fear to get in.

If you do run into any arguments or misunderstandings in the next three weeks while Mercury is retrograde, try this. Imagine the person with whom you are at odds standing in front of you. Imagine your heart and all the love you can imagine within your heart. Now imagine a stream of love going from your heart to theirs. Now, in this stream of love, communicate with this person your side of the issue. Pour out your heart to them. Imagine that this person is listening to you. Now imagine them responding. ( you can leave this part out if you can't imagine a positive outcome.)

Now comes the hard part. Let it go. Surrender any intentions of a particular outcome. That is right. Detachment is the key. Allow Spirit to do its work. You are detaching yourself from what you think is the right outcome. Remember that everything always works out okay in the end. You might even say that to yourself .. several times a day if necessary....

Everything always turns out okay in the end.

And if it doesn't, it is not the end.

I don't think Mercury Retrogrades are out there to make our lives miserable. I think that sometimes we need a little push to revisit issues that we have swept under the rug or forgotten about. If we are always on top of every issue in our lives and we have not left any stones unturned in our lives then there is no need to revisit the past. But how many of us can say that?

Use the next few weeks to really focus on resolving unfinished business. Thank the Mercury Retrograde for bringing things to our attention. Be gentle with yourself and others. Love your electronic devices. Send everyone lots of love.

Mercury goes direct July 2nd so you have plenty of time to resolve those issues that come up for attention. Remember if you keep putting it off, those issues will keep coming back to haunt you.

Blessings to you as you navigate your way on your path. If you are in need of some personal sessions, you can contact me through my website, www.WhisperofJoy.net. I would love to help you move forward in a positive direction.

Do something nice for someone today. And remember to enjoy your journey.