Releasing Expectations (of others)

If I could
Maybe I’d give you my world
How can I
When you won’t take it from me

~ Lindsey Buckingham

flower of life blue and purple

We have ideas of how people should be – everyone, but especially those we’re close to. They should do this, they should let us do that, they should give this, they should accept that.

What if we released all those shoulds? What if we stopped trying to change them and just allowed them to be who they are? And if who they are doesn’t align with who we are, let them go their own way?

Relating to people out of love and truth, and not out of image or obligation – wouldn’t this be lovely?

We’re all connected. If we give each other the freedom to be who we truly are, humanity might just start to heal.

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.

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.

The Waves of Change Keep Rolling

Wow, what a month it’s been so far! Have you noticed the waves of energy rolling across our planet, bringing changes big and small? In my little corner of the world, change is making quite the manifestation – I’ll be leaving The Barn at the end of October. While I make space to see where my mission takes me, I’ll maintain Calluna Wellness as a place for free guided meditations and a conduit to free distant healing.

changing leaves and sun

You’ve each touched my life, for which I am so grateful. Many, many thanks to Erin Whiting and Soleil Wellness for supporting my awakening process. Although I’m moving along on my path, the spirit of The Barn will always be a part of me.

Sending so much love & light & gratitude to you all,

Heather

My Meditation Journeys

I meditate daily. Sometimes it’s just a chance to relax. Sometimes I receive guidance from my intuitive side. On occasion, I travel to other times and places. I thought I’d start sharing some of those experiences here. This happened during a recent morning meditation…

to the light

I was in a vast, open, dark space, like a huge cavern. Metal support beams criss-crossed from floor to ceiling. They were spaced just far enough apart so you couldn’t easily climb them, to discourage people from doing just that. But I’d been training in gymnastics ever since I was little, so I used my skills on the uneven parallel bars to climb to the top. There was a metal hatch with a keypad. It required a code to unlock it. I had the code – though how I got it was foggy – and typed it in. As the hatch hissed open, I pulled the scarf around my neck up over my nose and mouth. Everyone who lived underground knew that the air “up there” was toxic. I prepared myself to see a devastated wasteland. As the hatch slowly opened, bright light hit my face. I was shocked. I pulled myself out through the hatch and squinted at my surroundings as my eyes adjusted to the light. It was beautiful – green grass, trees, blue sky, sunlight. The air was pure. I realized that the authorities “down below” were keeping this from us, but I didn’t think they even knew the truth of what was on the surface. They were believing their own lies, lies that had been perpetuated for generations.

I thought this was a vision of a post-apocalyptic future, but as I came out of it, I realized that it’s now. We’re living underground. We’re trying to get to the surface.