Life becomes Magical when you realize EVERYTHING that happens (whether good or bad) is a gifted opportunity from God to grow your soul and draw closer to Him.
If you ask my mother-in-law, she'll tell you Facebook is evil. I suppose it can be. My father, seeing his children fight and become distant over things said on facebook, has observed that nothing good comes from it. To be honest, my life has changed due to Facebook; some family relationships have become estranged while others have become stronger. I've reconnected with long lost friends, forged new friendships and started Intuitive Dawnings.
As with most things in life, Facebook has a duality about it when it comes to relationships. It can make them or break them. It can shine a light on an already shaky foundation and it can be an instrument for tremendous support and encouragement.
Like in high school, there are the popular people - they get a zillion likes for the lamest of status updates and the 'not as popular' people who couldn't garner a like if their life depended on it. Facebook is the ultimate reality show where marketing skills and self hype are encouraged, even rewarded.
Facebook is simply a microcosm of the human experience. It's a mirror that reflects what we are and the lessons to be gained from that are priceless.
There are people who will wear their heart on their sleeve on social media, followed closely behind by those who ridicule people that 'air their dirty laundry'. There are those who proudly 'speak the truth' being challenged by another who's truth is different - those conversations rarely end well.
There is friending and unfriending. Liking and unliking. Tagging and untagging. With each action there is a vulnerability that carries with it the weight of rejection. It hurts to not be recognized, it hurts to be ignored, it hurts - even on Facebook.
So I suppose that maybe this social media mamoth can be quite the vehicle of disruption. But it can't create a schism that is not already there, even if undetected. It can't create a longing for an emotional connection that wasn't there to start with. Facebook is simply a microcosm of the human experience. It's a mirror that reflects what we are and the lessons to be gained from that are priceless.
I have been cut to the core over things brought about on Facebook. I've been unfriended by family members I thought were my friends. It cuts deep when the pretend world of self hype and promotion turns its back on you and you are left wondering why nobody seems to care. As with everything in life, it's a spiritual journey and there are always lessons to be learned.
For me, the lesson is not 'What is wrong with everyone else?" ~ although I wish it were that simple. The lesson for me is 'What am I supposed to learn from this? What hurts do I need to recognize and turn over to God for healing? What insecurities am I being led to own up to?" The lessons are powerful liberators, if we allow them to be.
To everything there is a season; the good, the bad and the ugly. They all play out on Facebook. Embrace the good, learn from the bad and pretty up the ugly! I'll be there, laughing, loving........ and learning.
I have to admit that it is hard for me to appreciate my victories. Once I achieve a goal I tend to feel somewhat 'bitter-sweet' about it. Although it is great to set and then meet a goal, there always seems to be an element of disappointment that accompanies my victories. Whether it's losing weight, saving money, or achieving a long sought after recognition, once the goal is attained, and the initial glee wears off, there is a realization that life still isn't everything you would hope it would be.
And then I came across this amazing video that put things into perspective for me. It is our IDEALS, or ideas of perfection, that we are constantly striving for in life. The perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect everything all rolled up in the 'ideal' life. The thing about ideals is that they can never be attained. Ideals are what we strive for, like a carrot being dangled in front of us. Ideals, like the horizon, can never actually be reached; but instead are there to keep us moving forward in a positive direction. So, if you are like me, once you've met a goal you erroneously compare where you are to your ideals, or where you want to be, instead of to where you were.
It's really those little ongoing shifts in perception that helps us achieve inner peace. For me, realizing that I will never attain my IDEALS, but rather their function is to keep me moving forward, was a huge AHA moment that relieved me of self-imposed pressures and allowed me to enjoy the little 'milestones' on my road - not to happiness - but of happiness.
Watch the video and let me know what you think. Do you hold yourself up to your ideals and feel frustrated that you can never attain them? Does shifting your perception of ideals from 'what should be' to 'what motivates me to keep moving forward' help you lighten the pressure enough for you to enjoy even the smallest of victories in your life? I hope so. We should all appreciate and celebrate every wonderfully positive step we take in life; for in doing so, we create a better life for ourselves and for those who are blessed enough to know us.
The Akashic Records, or Book of Life, contain the entire history of every soul since the dawn of creation. Housed in the Hall of Records, these texts contain every thought, word, action, deed, and lesson over each soul's existence - past, present and future.
Researching the Akashic Records can lead you to numerous articles, websites and guided Youtube meditations, all with a different twist on how to best access your personal records. To be honest, the more I researched the more I realized just how overwhelming the vast array of information can be. So I write this article not as any kind of expert but as someone that is hoping to present the information as simply as possible. Thankfully, my good friend, Tracy Ronk, who teaches classes on Akashic Records agreed to help me cut through the 'clutter' surrounding all the information regarding the Book of Life.
Tracy admits that although there is no simple answer when it comes to accessing our individual records there is, however, a process. "It isn't as simple as just meditating and asking a question because while you can do that, it's probably going to be your higher self or your guides answering. That may give you the answers you are looking for, but that does not mean it came from your actual Akashic Records."
We should always approach our records with reverence, says Tracy "It's the holiest book of our soul! We should treat it as such, as well as those who guard our sacred texts and memories."
While it is beneficial to work with either a qualified hypnotherapist or Akashic Reader you can access your records on your own. The more information and practice you have the more successful your experience will be.
The Pathway Prayer Process to access the Akashic Records, created by Linda Howe, is a method anyone can use to interact with the sacred texts of the Akashic Records. Below is the opening and closing prayer. As you approach your records through reverent meditation, it is important to be grounded and abstain from any drugs or alcohol. Tracy recommends spending 15 to 60 minutes in the Records - less time than that is more like a quick yes/no oracle and not suitable for the Akashic Records.
The Pathway Prayer to Access the
Heart of the Akashic Records
And so we do acknowledge the Forces of Light,
Asking for guidance, direction, and courage to know the Truth
As it is revealed for our highest good and the highest good of
everyone connected to us.
Oh Holy Spirit of God,
Protect me from all forms of self-centeredness
And direct my attention to the work at hand.
Help me to know (myself/first name of individual being read) in the
Light of the Akashic Records,
To see (myself/first name of individual being read) through the eyes
of the Lords of the Records,
And enable me to share the wisdom and compassion that the
Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones of (me/first name of individual
being read) have for (me/him/her).
The Records are now open.
I would like to thank the Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones for
their love and compassion.
I would like to thank the Lords of the Akashic Records for their
point of view.
And I would like to thank the Holy Spirit of Light for all
knowledge and healing.
The Records are now closed. Amen.
The Records are now closed. Amen
The Records are now closed. Amen.
Recommended Reading: Arming yourself with as much information possible will benefit you greatly in your process. Linda Howe has some wonderful books on Akashic Records that Tracy highly recommends as well as Jacki Smith's book 'Do It Yourself Akashic Wisdom'.
Tracy Ronk is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Visit her website, Sheer Tranquility, where she offers Hypnotherapy, Tarot/Intuitive Readings, Reiki Healing, and Akashic Readings. Like her on Facebook at Tracy Ronk CHt.
Let me know your thoughts and/or questions concerning the Akashic Records. Although there is no simple formula when it comes to accessing these holy texts, it is well worth the time and energy to delve into the mysteries they contain.
The truth is I am not much of a leader, at least not when it comes to having it all together.
I have been to the pits of depression and still battle the disease off and on.
My husband and I have seen our financial wellbeing crumble over the last 10 years and we continue to struggle just to keep our hopes alive even to this day. Setbacks are more common to me than leaps forward. It sucks. And yet here I am pioneering a page called Intuitive Dawnings that I created to inspire others to find their own inner guidance towards happiness.
Another truth to be told is that I never would have started this process if God hadn’t snuck it up on me. Intuitive Dawnings was born because I had made obligations to other people while in a partnership on another page that went defunct. In order to live up to my commitments, I started Intuitive Dawnings and then followed God’s leading - step by teeny step.
God calls us to start. Not when we’re ready but now. You know when you are being called to do something; there is a nagging in your soul that won’t go away. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly to begin with. And so, I present myself with all my imperfections and recognize the vulnerability in doing so. And if, by doing that, I have inspired someone else to be vulnerable enough to start before they are ready; then maybe I’ve accomplished a little bit of what I was called to do.
Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? Sometimes those days can stretch into weeks, months and even years. No matter what you do or how hard you try, life just seems to keep getting derailed. One of my favorite quotes is "There are years that ask questions and years that answer." But waiting for those years 'that answer' can be challenging, and staying positive in the midst of 'What Is' can be almost impossible.
It's in the struggles that we learn our true value
Like it or not, life is messy, complicated and down right defeating more times than we care to admit. These are the times when we are called to 'Work Within'. To dig deep and discover who we are and what really makes us happy. To discover the lesson that life keeps throwing at us and then to dedicate ourselves to embracing each baby step towards the light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone has their own unique path towards 'enlightenment' and part of the process is finding your own individual direction. There is no escaping the 'Work Done Within', just as there is no escaping the 'messiness' of life; they're both inevitable life long occurrences. It's hard, it's messy, it's complicated and it's depressing but at the end of the day it is why we are all here on earth. To grow our souls. It's in the struggles that we learn our true value and when we reach that point of overcoming the defeat of our sorrows we have come that much closer to earning the wings of our freedom.
Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian Healing Method that is gaining particular favor in American culture. This prayerful meditation concentrates on releasing memories that show up as problems in our everyday lives The act itself is meant to cleanse the negative programming and memories of those who recite it.
The words of the prayer can be found in any particular order. At the end of this post I'll include a link to a ho'oponopono meditation that recites the prayer as "I'm sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you". Whichever version you are drawn to; the prayer and mediation itself is a powerful tool in releasing painful memories that no longer serve you. I can 't count the number of times a memory has crept upon me to remind me of partiular embarrassments in my life. Meditating on the ho'oponopono prayer is an effective tool to transmute those negative memories. So the next time an embarrassing, or painful memory creeps up on you, close your eyes and repeat this prayer, and repeat again. And then if it creeps up on you again, repeat again. You, of all people, deserve your love; deserve your forgiveness, and you especially deserve your gratitude.
When you break down the prayer, line for line, you find a beautiful recitation to our relationship with God within ourselves.
With Ho'oponopono you are responsible and yet at the same time you are not to blame. Sending those thoughts of guilt, shame, inferiority, embarrassment, depression etc.... to the light to be transformed is a powerful gift that you can give yourself. Tiny steps do make the difference. Take this little step now; and every time a negative, painful or embarrassing memory creeps into your consciousness, repeat these words silently to yourself: "I love you, I'm sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you."
'Ho'oponopono/ Morrhan's Prayer'
Spirit, Superconscious, please locate the origin of my feelings,
thoughts of (__________fill in the blank with your belief, feeling, thoughts________).
Take each and every level, layer, area and aspect of my being to this origin.
Analyze it and resolve it perfectly with God’s truth.
Come through all generations of time and eternity.
Healing every incident and its appendages based on the origin.
Please do it according to God’s will until I am at the present. Filled with light and truth.
God’s peace and love, forgiveness of myself for my incorrect perceptions.
Forgiveness of every person, place, circumstances and event which contributed to this, these feelings thoughts.
The Breath of Life that carried you through to today will carry you through all your tomorrows.
Let it be.
'You are inherently stronger than that which you fear'.
Confession time: One of my favorite ways to meditate is in the bathtub. I love to 'zone out' while the warm water fills the tub. It's challenging for me to quiet my mind but something about the flowing water is hypnotizing for me. And so it was that I was enjoying my nightly meditative soak when these words filled my consciousness, 'You are inherently stronger than that which you fear'. Whoa! It was a moment of 'intuitive dawning' for me. In that one sentence my Team of Light revealed to me something I think I knew all along but didn't quite grasp.
We all have fears and we all struggle with repeating the same lessons over and over with regards to certain fears. Whether it be the fear of being alone, being poor, being rejected, being hurt, being unwanted...... the list is endless. Everyone has fears that they are working to overcome during their lifetime. It's the genesis of why we are here. To learn, to grow, to evolve.
Whether you believe God planned out our lives or we plan them out ourselves; God has infused our soul's DNA to be stronger than anything we are called on to face. We ARE stronger than even the greatest of fears and it is when we have assurance in that strength that we can face our fears with courage.
As long as we cower in fear then the lesson is never learned. When we fully embrace the knowledge that whatever happens in our lives will be for our highest good, then we have begun to truly master the lesson.
How did you fare under the full moon last night? Were your emotions going haywire? I used to have an acquaintance who worked in law enforcement that would warn everyone to stay home during a full moon because the 'Crazies will be out'. And sure enough, she always had a slew of stories to tell the following day.
I've heard so many stories about the effects of the moon on humans and it seems only reasonable to me, especially when you consider how powerful the moons energy is when it comes to the oceanic tides. If the moon can change the tides it certainly can affect us humans who are, by the way, made up of up to 90% water.
Releasing negative energy, emotions and situations by the power of the full moon is also popular and recommended by the spiritual community; just googling the words 'Full Moon Release' will bring up a plethora of wonderful articles on the subject.
As for me, my Team of Light was very clear about how I should observe this full moon, and that was by laying low. Staying off of Facebook (even staying away from Intuitive Dawnings) no reading, no working, no cleaning the house..... just laying low. So I hunkered down with my family, plopped myself down on my sofa with a big blanket and basically 'veged out'. I focused on keeping my thoughts positive but I didn't really spend time trying to figure myself, my situation or anything else out. I just breathed - well, that and watched some good t.v.! My daughter and I both commented on how we just felt 'off' the whole day but couldn't quite put our finger on why (full moon, perhaps?).
So if, like me, you found yourself somewhat 'off' and afraid you might have lost the 'mojo' you have been successfully cultivating all of January, rest assured that it's only temporary. My Team of Light gave me the 'go ahead' to write this little piece to share with you; so it seems that my full moon sabbatical is already winding down. It may take a little while to get fully back on track but my trust is in the process and I know that this too is something orchestrated for my highest good. Thanks be to God!
I believe Man’s Ego gets in the way of God’s love and our greatest lesson on earth is to destroy the Ego and promote the Love.
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