reBirth

yellow and white rose

I’ve been getting so many signs of rebirth, renewal, releasing the old to make way for the new. While working in my garden (and taking the above picture), I actually stepped on a snakeskin. If that isn’t the Universe smacking me over the head with a sign of rebirth, I don’t know what is!

One thing that’s helped me with the process of releasing the old: Past Life Regression. By recognizing patterns across past (and parallel) lives, I’ve been able to start letting go of some of my outdated thought/behavior/belief patterns. With the summer solstice soon upon us, this is a wonderful time to explore and release the patterns which no longer support your journey. So I’ve decided to re-share my Past Life Exploration meditation:

You can also find this meditation on iTunes. Have a wonderful summer solstice!

 

can you feel it?

lights and crystals
Original artwork by Rozalyn Thays

Make yourself comfortable, releasing any tension from your forehead, neck, shoulders, stomach. Take a few deep breaths. If a thought rises up, just let it float away.

Focus on your breath… In… Out…

Can you feel it? Can you feel the old timelines melting away? None of what we’ve been through in the past (or past lives) matters anymore. It happened, we learned from it, and it is melting away. Let it go.

Can you see/feel/sense the columns of light rising up from the melting timelines? One represents Freedom (from expectations and programming). Another is Joy (follow its guidance – do what makes your heart soar). Another is Love (unconditional, of self and others and nature and all that is).

Allow the old timelines to gently melt away.

Allow the columns of light to rise up.

Allow yourself to be the real you.

Icky Energy Syndrome

Do you ever come across someone whose energy just feels icky? You find them off-putting and just don’t want to be around them? You can’t put your finger on why they create this reaction in you, but you feel it nevertheless? I’ve come to realize the reason behind this phenomenon is quite simple: their outside doesn’t match up with their inside. To put it more metaphysically, they are not living their truth. The true self is in there, buried deep, but the layers of wounding and programming and societal expectations are so thick, the soul’s inner light has been obscured.

hidden light

What they show the world, instead, is a facade – a carefully constructed, diligently maintained facade… of which this person is completely unaware.

You don’t have to subject yourself to this type of energetic ickiness. When you get this reading from someone’s energy, it’s okay to remove yourself from them. Send them unconditional love, cut the cords to them if necessary for your well-being, and focus on your own journey. You can’t be the beacon of light you came here to be if you allow yourself to be dimmed.

where ideas go to die

This post isn’t nearly as negative as its title implies. In fact, it has a positive message. But the title fits. You’ll see why…

boardwalk swamp

While in a meditative state, I stood with my Higher Self on a wooden platform at the edge of a swamp. An old man with sparkling eyes stood near us. My Self and I each held a tiny memory chip in our hand. One chip was “the idea that being constantly busy proves your worth.” The other: “the idea that worrying about someone proves you love them.”

The old man told us to toss both “idea chips” into the swampy water. So we did.

They hit the water and broke up into bubbles, each bubble bursting with a tiny spark of light.

I asked the old man where we were. He said, “This is where ideas go to die. It’s not as dramatic as it sounds. It’s where we release them when they’ve outlived their usefulness.”

I invite you to take a moment to examine your ideas, your beliefs. Are there any you feel you’ve outgrown? Are you ready to release them?

Authenticity

“Be your authentic self.”

You hear that a lot around metaphysical, new age-y circles. It sounds catchy and wise, but what does it really mean?

To me, it simply means to drop what others want you to be and live from your heart. Follow what you truly want to do (and be) without filtering yourself through societal and familial expectations.

heart lead

If you’re around someone who isn’t being true to who they really are – or is so caught up in trying to “fit in” that they have no idea who they really are – they give off a distinctly disquieting energy. Something just feels off with them. It’s not pleasant to be around. And it’s certainly not a healthy way to live. I’ve spent much of this life trying to please others, often sacrificing what/who I was inside in order to do so. I’m done with that. It no longer fits.

If you’re around people who lack authenticity, it’s really okay to withdraw from them. You don’t have to subject yourself to the negative energy that they generate. And if you’re confused about your own authentic self (no judgment here; I’ve been there), try this:

Find a quiet place and close your eyes or soften your gaze. Take a moment to let your thoughts settle down. Focus on your breath as it moves in and out. Feel your own energy moving through your body. Now imagine your awareness moving from your head to your heart. Once you are in your heart space, ask yourself, “What do I want? What brings me joy? What am I passionate about?” Let your heart provide the answers. Let this guide you toward your own authenticity.

Jesus Is My City

At this special time of year, I find my thoughts turning to Ascended Master Jesus. He came here to lead humanity into a new era. Interpretations of this have varied greatly, but most recognize His message of unconditional love.

Jesus
Artwork by Lily Moses, from Kyle Gray’s Keepers of the Light Oracle Cards

So what does this have to do with a city? In a Biblical sense, a “city” refers to the inside of a human, where truth and love comingle. The “city wall” is the faith protecting one’s innermost feelings. Another name for this energetic and emotional boundary is the aura, or the energy field generated by a living creature.

What happens, then, when you hold your aura tightly to you, protecting your feelings almost fiercely? In the act of holding on so tight, we in effect close our heart chakra off. In protecting it, we actually prevent ourselves from giving and receiving love.

During meditations, I’ve been sensing the loving, comforting presence of Ascended Master Jesus. So I asked Him for a message to help me on my path. I heard this lyric:

Let my love open the door to your heart.

Simple advice, yet very powerful. And very timely. In the midst of your shopping and wrapping and cooking and cleaning, not to mention the seemingly endless work, school, and family events that fill this time of year, remember one little thing: let Jesus into your heart.

Let Him fill your city, your inner world. Let His unconditional love open your heart to all the wonders of this beautiful season.

The Good In A Challenge

I’ve reached a point in this life where I kind of enjoy a challenge. Sounds weird, right? Challenges used to totally stress me out. Even small problems nagged at me; big ones made me obsess over them to the point of making myself physically ill. So how did this turn around? I’ve come to see a challenge as an opportunity for growth. And it’s not quite as simple as “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

I’m an eternal soul, just like you. Before I incarnated, I chose which challenges to take on in this lifetime. It’s not that I made a strict plan for this life, but more of a rough outline. Things will come up, my path may meander here and there, but the overall journey will include the lessons I chose to learn this time around.

snowy path

With that awareness in mind, challenges take on a whole new meaning. When one pops up, I’m like, “Cool! What do I get to learn this time?” Being in the midst of a challenge isn’t always pleasant, admittedly, but the expanded awareness that results is worth the effort.