Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Why Turn the Other Cheek?

Why do we forgive or turn the other cheek? Is it because we were taught this in Sunday School and it is the right thing to do?

Well, maybe...but, perhaps we turn the other cheek because by doing so, we are elevating ourselves to a new, higher vibration in our dimension! Once there, we can then invite others within our dimension to elevate themselves as well!

What a wonderful gift - by being the hero, we require ourselves and others to join us on a higher spiritual plane! Just think, once we achieve this higher spiritual plane, we never have to descend to a lower plane again.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Why Forgive?

I posted my exercise on forgiveness and realized that it might be worth the time to explain why we need to forgive...

When we carry around anger, resentment or fear from the past, we essentially allow the negative energy produced by those emotions to have a home in our bodies. Over time, the negative energy takes its toll on the body by becoming chronic disease or acute illness.

Most of the time, the negativity that we carry with us is based in our having become entangled in someone else's journey. We have been trying to change, rescue or save someone else and our efforts have been in vain. We forget that we cannot change anyone other than ourselves and our responses/reactions to others.

We all have a spiritual path or journey to walk in our lifetime and that journey is unique to us. No one is allowed on our path except us and we are not to walk on someone else's path. The reason for this is simple: G-d has given us a specific set of emotional, energetic & spiritual tools to use on our journeys. These tools provide everything we need to meet the trials and tribulations on our paths in order to have a sucessful outcome. This outcome may not be the one we hope for or want, but it is the one we are meant to have.

We are not given tools to meet the trials and tribulations of OTHER people's journeys! When we interfere on someone else's path, we often get that pain in the pit of our stomach...that is the area of personal power. In other words, we are trying to use our personal power or ego to affect a journey that does not belong to us...the pain we feel is a warning to us that we are not supposed to be engaging in these actions - we are on the wrong path.

If we don't realize that we are on someone else's path and it is our responsibility to get off that street, then we end up remaining in that place of pain...the pit in our stomach becomes filled with our resentment, anger and/or fear over not being able to get the result we want and that negative energy lives within a nice warm place just gathering fuel to expand out into the rest of our bodies as illness or disease. By the time we realize what has happened, we may be dealing with serious consequences.

So...much better for us to stay only on our own paths and allow others to be who they are and take their own journeys. If we have past resentments that we have not cleaned up, then we need to address them now with forgiveness...remember, we are trying to get rid of all negative energy that is threatening our well-being. So through forgiveness, we not only find emotional freedom, but energetic, spiritual and physical freedom as well. What a blessing!

Happy journeys!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Your Holiday Exercise

Here is an exercise for this Holiday Season...I ask everyone to take time out to do this.

Who or what do you need to forgive the most? Yourself? Your parents? Your best friend? An Event from your Past?

Take a moment to identify this person or thing in your life and then spend about 10 minutes each day from now until the New Year, practicing forgiveness for this person or event.

If you don't know how to start, try this: surround the person, or event with blessings...see them or it wrapped up in all the beautiful light and love that you can generate. Literally surround them or it with this love and light...allow it to warm, encase, seep into and light with warm love and kindness from the inside out.

Sit with this feeling for as long as you can but at least 10 minutes each day...when you are finished, ask for whatever you believe Source or God to be to allow you to forgive this person or event in your life at this moment. Give thanks for at least three things that you can find in your life that you are grateful to have. Include yourself in this...Thank the Creator for the opportunity to offer forgiveness to this person or event and then ask to release the past.

See what happens by January 1, 2009...Be sure and share with all of us what you experience!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What do you think?

i would like to hear what you think about this question:

what is the purpose of a spiritual journey?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Now I lay me down to sleep...

i work with many clients who are looking for a shift in consciousness, but their familiarity with current situations & pain often block this shift. one of the concepts that i stress in my work is the idea that because we were born -just because all those elements of biology, genetics, etc. came together and formed only us - just because of that miracle, we are enough. we are meant to be here and as such, we are children of g-d.

i talk about this with my clients and there is always agreement. they understand the concepts intellectually, but cannot integrate them into the soul and spirit. their is so much negative chatter in their heads that they have identified only with what is wrong with them...not what is right.

so, here is something that i practice each night. when i go to bed, i always review my day and decide whether or not i behaved properly. did i treat everyone the way g-d would have wanted me to treat them? did i act as a child of g-d?

but most of all, did i treat myself as a child of g-d who is enough? did i show myself the kind of love without ego or expectation that i strive to show others? if i don't treat myself in this manner, then how in the world can i treat others with love and kindness?

remember...you are enough, just because you are here. there is a purpose for you.