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.
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.
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.
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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