KELLY ASHLEY: “4 Stages Of Real Spiritual Awakening And How To Move Through Them More Easily”

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I’ve seen and read a lot about the stages of spiritual awakening over the years and to be honest, I’ve been left disappointed.  For the most part I couldn’t understand how everyone else’s awakening was all rainbows and butterflies, while I became a hot, emotional, crazy, mess.  I figured I must be doing something wrong.  Why did it seem that everyone else could walk this path in linen robes, bare feet and a ton of stable grace and I was somehow failing.  Even after so much time, I was still chronically ungrounded, anxious, emotionally triggered and finding daily physical life an unmanageable burden.

Thankfully, that was then and this is now.  I have an entirely different perspective now that I’ve come through so much of the journey.  I can look back and see the patterns.  I can stop waiting for enlightenment or connection from someone else’s perspective and know that my experience is real (and so is yours) — whether it fits into a preconceived box or not.  So, that being said, I’d like to bust some of the enlightenment myths and instead, give you what I’ve found to be a more accurate account of the 4 key stages of spiritual awakening.

STAGE 1 – AWAKEN

This is the stage that starts it all.  And no, it wasn’t an accident.  Your soul planned exactly what it was doing before coming down here — its happening for a reason.  Large quotients of energy begin to flood your system.  The psychic centers are opened (usually quite abruptly) and suddenly your feeling, sensing, seeing or hearing things that you weren’t aware of before.  Your psychic senses are so much more acute — you may even begin having powerful spiritual experiences or sensations and you’ll feel more sensitive than usual too.  Due to the heightening of these psychic senses you’ll likely feel the need to retreat — to pull back from people, places, and things.  You’ll want to hibernate.  That is entirely natural.  Its ok.

STAGE 2 – HEALING

Now your system is seriously online (and it needs to be for this next part).  Energy is thrust (quite powerfully) up through the chakra system.  The purpose is to dislodge the old ‘dirt’ from lifetimes ago which block that energy flowing smoothly straight through your system (giving you a purer connection to source).  There are old emotions, heart breaks and trauma from past life times that our soul needs to heal.  This is why our psychic senses had to be so heightened — so that we could tap into the information from our past lives and become aware of it.

During this phase you’ll feel really emotional.  Your emotions will change wildly and erratically.  You may feel you have no control over when or where or how strongly they come up.  It can be really hard.  And if you try to hide, the universe will stick people in your way to trigger the emotions that need healed.  So the lady at the gas station will give you a look that triggers an inexplicable sense of fear in you.  Or you’ll just happen to meet a new love interest with the same name as the one who broke your heart before.  Things will get really synchronistic, and probably quite confusing but this stage will pass.  And the good news is, that once these issues are done, they are really and truly forever DONE.  They’ll be healed and cleared so well on the soul level that you’ll likely never feel them in the same way ever again.

STAGE 3 – LIFE PURPOSE

Phew! By the time you get to here, you’ll be feeling inspired, creative, full of ideas and equipped with an inbuilt sense of duty to help or serve in some way.  You might just feel like Superman — and so you should!  However, there are likely still some little niggles that show up as you move into a new project — the likes of which is probably entirely new territory.  Sometimes at this stage you get a little second wave of the previous.  The universe is testing that all of these issues (who weren’t who you truly are) are gone for good.  You might find some old patterns, issues or pains surge again.  And when they do you’ll likely feel exasperated, and irritated at yourself, and question if you’ve made any progress at all.  But they’ve been inflated and intensified for a reason — so that you’ll clear out every last nook and cranny of that low self esteem, or loneliness, or anxiety.  You’ll finally be free of it!

This time can be a little nerve wracking, as you step into a cause or a new career or the thing that fulfills you most.  Its nerve wracking simply because its new.  And while your soul has let go of fears that you can’t do it, or worries that it wont work out, it also has never had an experience without them looming over you.  It can feel odd to try something and do well, or to find your space in the world.  Allow yourself to realize that everything is OK.  You are safe and guided as you try new things and find ways of living that truly express who you really are.

STAGE 4 – DIVINITY

Now is the stage when most folks will tell you that you have reached guru status.  I’m not going to tell you that, because personally, I think it’s ungrounded.  Divinity is about being so clear of old pain, and negative beliefs and assumptions about life, that you are truly pure in your energy.  You are true to who you are.  You are in your divinity because, much like a beautiful diamond is encrusted in muck and coal, you have removed and cleared everything that is NOT who you are.  All that’s left is a polished diamond.

You were always divine — no matter where you are in these stages, you are still divine — its just easier to see that beauty and authenticity without all the ‘muck’ on top (and it makes your psychic abilities so much more accurate too!).  Your interactions with others are clear and genuine.  You reach a new level of freedom because you are no longer bound by the beliefs that once held you back.  You might end up like a guru.  You might walk bare foot across beaches of sand, blessing others with a gentle pat on the head; or you could just be a normal person, aligned with their life purpose, enjoying the sunshine at a family barbecue — fully present, stable and grounded in the moment — like me tonight.

Ok, so now that you know the 4 main stages, you’re probably itching to move forward and know the next step.  I tried A LOT of different techniques to help me move through awakening more smoothly (I’m a bit like a geeky spiritual scientist, testing and evaluating so many different techniques).  I did healing for 9 hours a day (whoops).  I did meditation for 2 hours at a time (double whoops).  I even went on week long courses to open up my psychic senses further (wait what?!  Now that’s just silly).  Yep, I’ve made pretty much every mistake you can make on the journey of awakening – and made it 10 times harder for myself too.

It wasn’t until I learned effective grounding that everything came into alignment.  I know what you’re thinking.  Boring old grounding.  Well, not exactly, because I found that traditional grounding methods often don’t work for us.  We have so much energetic power being blasted through us that we need effective grounding techniques that work, and work FAST.  I’ve created a FREE 5-day grounding course to help you do just that, but more on that in a minute.

Grounding was the one thing I did that finally brought order and stability to my awakening.  It stopped the whole process from being so crazy and uncontrollable.  It calmed my emotions.  It made normal life ‘normal’ again.  And once all that was done, the purpose that I had been desperately searching for years just struck my mind like a little golden power bolt — fully downloaded with the ‘how to’ manual.  Now that’s enlightenment!

I realized afterwards that the reason I hadn’t found (or been told) my life purpose yet was because I wasn’t actually ready to receive it.  I had been chronically ungrounded for almost 4 years, mostly completely unaware that that was the problem.  Once I showed the Universe that I was stable, secure, balanced and steady, it just illuminated my mind and changed the direction of my whole life in an instant. It was incredible.

I know you want that too.  You want to move through these stages — get out of the hard ones and into the fun and exciting ones.  You absolutely can — and I’ve created a FREE course to help you do that right now!  Visit our website in the bio below to get started!

 

 

About the author: Kelly Ashley is an intuitive therapist assisting others with their spiritual awakening process. Get your FREE 5-day grounding eCourse to help you stabilize your awakening here: http://www.spiritualawakeningsigns.com  via In5D.com

MORAG: “Mayan Prophesy 24.05.17”

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The Age of Aquarius, of Awakening, the Return of the Divine Feminine, the apocalypse, all have been predicted on planet earth for many eons. That time is now. Planet earth circa 2017 is transitioning, it is experiencing all of the above.

Ancient wisdom, teachings of Da Vinci, Einstein and Tesla (among others) and modern technology should have prepared us for the quantum spiritual evolution of humanity and Gaia. Liberation, awakening, enlightenment has been suppressed by the elite. As a global population we are largely ignorant of the process we are all embedded in.

Ancient cultures like the Mayans link our past with our future. Celestial knowledge equipped them with the tools for dowsing Gaia’s future. Whilst 12.21.12 was the big date MSM pounced on to try and own, subvert and control. The date itself is largely meaningless in the Mayan calendar. The Mayans believed 2011/12 were the trigger years, the kickstart of global waking up, activated by cosmic waves of higher frequencies.

May 2017 plays an important role in Mayan predictions concerning the Ninth Wave. A new ‘Day’ begins within the Ninth Wave triggering Enlightened Unity Consciousness. It seems we are reaching a huge timeline shift, a cosmic crossroads of consciousness.

To manifest a better world we dim the red alert lights of the matrix and turn up the emerald green lights of heart led Gaia healing. We are being asked to return the heart to Gaia, to heed our grandmother’s tales, the ancient ripples of truth, of enlightenment. To disengage from the darkness of the third dimension. Battle lines drawn. Service to self or service to others, our core truth, determine the frequencies our cellular system vibrates at. The point of critical mass is being reached.

We can all feel the density of the energy. The conflict, the chaos and the control of the elite is creating a build up of tension, of energetic weight to be released. We know the barbarism going on. We can see, smell and revel in the beauty of nature, the wonder of soul tribe nourishment and the magic in mindful existence to counteract this pull, this separation of dimensional existence.

These next few weeks and months our challenge is to integrate, attune our mind body soul system to higher frequencies on Gaia. To prioritise self care. To manage stress. To simplify our lives. To seek stillness and calm within. To believe and vote for a better future, a future where people take care of each other.

This is our mission as lightworkers, earth warriors, teachers and healers. To raise the vibrations. To be heart led.  To send ripples of emerald heart energy out into the world.  May 24 may or may not be the catalyst, but it certainly confirms a feeling many of us have shared these last few weeks, the time is now.

There will be fluctuations, blocks and flow for many years. This is not instant, this is not a one day ascension drama. This is ongoing, riding the waves aligned and balanced. Connected and part of everything. Committed to change. To improvement. To creating a better world.

Resonate Enlightened Unity Consciousness in the face of fear. Get to know the ebb and flow of higher consciousness awakening. Be the change we want to see in the world beautiful people.

 

Mantra: I am a sovereign being connected at all times to universal love light.

I see a better world, I believe in peace, I am love. 

I anchor my light to Gaia’s grid. I send healing love light to Gaia and her people.

In gratitude with grace and humility. Namaste.

 

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Source http://themindunleashed.com/2017/05/mayan-calendar-expert-says-may-24th-2017-significant-december-21st-2012.html

Link to the Ignite the One Heart Fire ceremony 24 May 2017 below.

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GREGG PRESCOTT, M.S.: “So, Your Spiritual Awakening Cost You Some Friends”

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Have you noticed a change in your relationships with other people lately?  Is it sometimes difficult or awkward to talk to others about spiritual topics?  Do you, at times, feel alone in your beliefs?   Have you lost contact with any long time friends recently?  You are not alone!

I’m fortunate to have a lot of Facebook friends who post similar types of links. Too many times, I see a lot of people who talk the talk but are afraid to walk the walk, due to being ridiculed for their thoughts and posts (GROUPTHINK). I’ve lost some longtime friends because of this but have made many, many new ones. Once the ego is released, you no longer worry about conformity and peer pressure.

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that structures various belief systems within a group of people while discouraging individual creativity and independent thinking.  Even within a group of individuals who are spiritually awakened, you will find groupthink.

If you look at the recorded history of mankind, you’ll find that this history is merely someone’s interpretation of a landmark event or evolutionary process, backed by eyewitness testimonial, scientific data, video or faith.  The actual truth may be hidden or distorted for many reasons, but mostly for control and power.  Look no further than the origins of mankind and you’ll find a plethora of creation myths from all cultures with varying dates of our existence.  Who’s right?

Can you talk to your friends about the universe?  Do they know what a stargate or chakra is?  Are they willing to talk about ascension or spiritual enlightenment?

When you talk to people about the creation myth, they tend to remain inside the box with a belief system that supports religion’s story of creation, which dates mankind back to 4,000 B.C.  If you raise questions about our true origins, it tends to separate people and relationships between those who think outside the box versus those who think inside the box.  When these topics arise within relationships, they often create dissension.  It’s hard for anyone to admit they’ve been deceived for so long and even more difficult to admit they were possibly wrong in their assumptions.

This is a prime example of how our educational systems keep us locked inside the box without questioning anything about what we’ve been taught.  Those who remain inside the box are afraid of what others might think if they venture outside the box, so they remain complacent and subservient while conforming to what society dictates rather than relying on their own discernment and judgment.  People could live their entire lives pretending to be what society expects them to be and not even know it!

From an ego perspective, our thoughts are basically cultivated by what we’ve learned from our family, friends, educational systems and religious beliefs, but what have we truly been taught?  What can we say about anything that wasn’t regurgitated to us by someone else?

Related: 20 History Questions They Refuse To Answer In School!

As evidenced by past life regressions, our previous lives and soul history remain dormant in our cellular DNA and can be recalled through our subconscious minds through hypnotherapy.   Within your cellular DNA, you actually remember being back with the Source along with all of the things you wanted to accomplish during this incarnation, as well as all of the challenges you wanted to overcome and all of the people who would lead you to where you are.  This includes the people that have come and gone from our lives.

Also see: Remind Me Again, Why Did I Incarnate To This Sh*thole?

Sometimes, we project to be someone that we expect others to see in us.  In psychology, this is referred to as the shadow self, where we project an identity that conforms to how other people may perceive us versus being true to who we really are. Some people may find out that they never knew who they were because they lived their lives through the expectations of how others will perceive them.

Those who have begun their spiritual journeys may also be confronting these issues, which initially creates cognitive dissonance.  Cognitive dissonance occurs when you get an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously.  This is the transition period that many of us have gone through, where our beliefs have changed, yet we’re unsure about relating these new ideas to our friends and family, due to fear or rejection.

As our spiritual journeys continue, we become more comfortable within our own beliefs and less concerned about how our friends and family view this awakening.  This is when the ego becomes separated from the self and fear is dissolved by love.  At this juncture, we begin to talk to acquaintances, as well as friends and family, about spiritual and metaphysical topics, with less regard about what they might think of us or how we may be perceived by others.

In time, spirituality will be the predominant frame of mind and it’s likely that those who have strayed from us will be the first in line to ask for help in adjusting to the new paradigm.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

So, Your Spiritual Awakening Cost You Some Friends

Remember thisYou are not alone!  Those who truly love you will stand by you, no matter what.  Those people who are no longer part of our lives have already played their role in helping us find out who we truly are.  Sometimes, it takes polarity to be able to differentiate who we are and where we’re going.  This is where the unawakened help immensely, by providing that contrast which allows us to see the differences.

Related article: It’s Okay To NOT ‘Fit In’ With Society!

Envision each awakened person across the planet holding a candle.  While your individual candle may not seem like a lot of light, it greatly contributes to making the world FULL of light and keeps us connected, no matter how far apart we may be.  While it may be painful to lose some dear friends, think about what they have brought to your life and why.

Chances are, you’ll end a few old relationships with people who were, at one time, very close to you, only to create new relationships with like-minded people.  Forgive yourself, as well as your friends, if you feel badly about this.  They came into your life for a reason a season or a lifetime:

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

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TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “A Spiritual Guide to Dealing With Family Over the Holidays 2016”

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Ahh family….they trigger a lot for us and are often our greatest teachers in life. As energetic beings, a lot of the energy that we see in our parents dwells within us as well.

This energy can sometimes be so strong that it causes similar patterns or life themes to emerge. If you find yourself following in the same footsteps as any one of your parents, or even grandparents, this is because of the similar energy that you share.

Part 1: You Chose Your Family, Remember?

Your soul chose your family because it knew the energy it was going to receive from your family was exactly the type of energy you needed to grow and develop. Why it is important for your soul to grow and develop?

The Universe’s existence relies on expansion, and as you grow you also expand. Without soul growth the Universe would not be able to exist. It is the great energetic cycle of life. As we grow, we expand and as we expand, so too does the Universe.

Sometimes we can take energy on from our family because our soul is here to take that energy and progress it along. You may take your family’s mentalities, skills, talents and tenacity and use it to start a new project or help complete an old one. This is seen very often in families, and if you pay attention, you may even see it in your own.

For example, my mother was also a spiritual teacher. Her spiritual teachings were religiously based but they were also very open minded and rooted in deep eastern and Zen philosophies. It wasn’t until I got older and started looking through her library of books about extraterrestrials, spirit guides and the afterlife that I realized her teachings were way more than religious.

My mother was also a writer for a spiritual magazine when she was younger and worked alongside many priests and religious figures in India. At the time she was breaking ground in her community because it was very rare that women would enter into this kind of work.

It wasn’t until I realized all of this that I understood where I had inherited a lot of my interests from. I realized that I was simply carrying on the torch.

My great grandmother on my father’s side also started a tutoring school for young children. The school grew and grew until she created her own academy. This school still stands today in India and is run by my grandmother.

Even though I knew this, it didn’t quite hit me that I was following some of this energy in my life as well.

When I lived in Australia I also used to tutor students. My list of students grew quite large and it wasn’t until my dad commented about my great grandma, that I realized where I may have inherited part of these talents and energy from.

Very often we brush these events off as upbringing. Of course we are going to follow similar patterns to our parents because they raised us and so on. While there is definitely truth to this, I didn’t even know my great grandmother and growing up in Australia I never even had any contact with the school.

Instead it is the energy that has been transferred and handed down through the generations that is operating here. We all have this and we all have energy from our family that we inherited that we are operating with. We don’t just inherit DNA, we also inherit energy.

If there are seemingly negative family patterns, your soul may be the one that has also come to break the spell or break the cycle. Your soul may have come to heal and end self-limiting family patterns that may have been present for centuries.

Often deep issues that are present in the family are carried on energetically, until someone can transcend it and shift that energy into something new and exciting. I believe that this is also symbolically seen in the gender of the children.

Of course there is no exact science to this, but I think females are there to end cycles and males are there to continue and progress cycles. This is often seen with the first sibling, so perhaps look at the gender of the first born in your family and see if there could be some truth to this for you.

Again, this is only something I have observed, so perhaps it may not resonate or be true for you.

Sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend why you chose the family that you did. If you ever feel this way, perhaps you are not looking deep enough.

Part 2: Why You Chose Your Family

It can be hard to see our family members acting or doing things that we don’t agree with or that we don’t like, but when you look beyond the external and into the internal, what do you see?

It is often the energy that holds the clue and the answer here, not the external events. Even though the external events have to be dealt with and experienced, sometimes it is not until you look beyond all this that you can really understand what is going on.

A dear friend of mine has a mother who appeared to be very cold and unsupportive. All her life she grew up feeling disconnected from her mother and that her mother didn’t really care for her. She felt her mother was jealous of her in some way, as she was the only other female in her immediate family.

This caused her to feel a very strained relationship not just with her mother, but with her entire family. Being the only other female, she felt alone and felt left out.

It wasn’t until she moved away from home and had her awakening that she realized the true nature of her mother and why she had chosen her. Of course, this was a realization that spanned over several years and caused a lot of pain, but it also triggered a great amount of healing.

It was through healing this relationship in her life and accepting her mother and understanding her that she was able to also move on with her life and find her purpose and calling.

While the relationship with her mother may appear to still be the same, as her mother was never really part of her healing process, she was able to transcend the relationship and heal it on an energetic level. Organically, this caused more comfort and understanding between the two, even though a lot of the healing came from just one side.

Healing with family members can be difficult because not all family members want to or are ready to participate. However, this story is a great example to show that you don’t really need their physical participation. My friend was able to heal and mend the relationship with her mother through her.

While they are not super close with each other, there is now peace between them because there is peace in her mind. Through transcending the relationship with her mother on her own, she was able to heal the situation.

She was there to end the cycle for all the women in her family, not just her and not just her mother. This is how powerful this can be. But it does take work and it does take time.

Healing and transcending family cycles and patterns is huge work, and it cannot be done overnight. Often it is something that most of us are doing over the course of an entire lifetime, or maybe more.

While everyone’s healing journey is going to be different, it is important to view each family member for who they really are. When you can lift off the layers and the past hurts and see beneath it all, it will allow you to glimpse into their soul.

Their soul energy is also a part of you, so what you see in your family members also exists in you as well. When you can see the light shining through, when you can focus on the love behind it all, it will allow you to shift into acceptance.

“I accept that this is the family I chose. I accept that this family holds a lot of the energetic lessons that I am to also move through. I remember that my soul was excited to come into this family as my soul knew it was going to be able to bring love and joy where it was needed.”

Part 3: Themes Explored in this Guide

There are three main themes which this guide is going to explore-

Theme #1:

2016 has been a year endings which means that conversation at the holiday table may reflect this. Many of your family members could have gone through big transitions this year as well, which means that they may be feeling vulnerable or in need of support.

Theme #2:

The holiday period this year also takes place during a mercury retrograde, which means that communication is also going to be an important factor to pay attention to.

Theme #3: 

Here in the US we had a big election which means that politics or other heavy topics like religion and so on, may also be a point of discussion at the holiday table.

In this guide, I am going to share with you some techniques that you can use for these three themes and how you can take a more spiritual and peaceful approach-

Theme 1: Endings and Vulnerability 

Many people were releasing and letting go of skeletons this year, so it is very likely you are going to have some family members that have made big and bold changes. If anything has fallen away for anyone in your family, the biggest thing they need is support and a big boost of confidence.

One of my family members is thinking of quitting her job which she has been miserable with for a few years now. Whenever she spoke about her job I would be quick to jump on her and even force my opinion on her- just quit, love yourself and quit!!!

But throughout the year I have realized that perhaps I pushed my opinions just a little too hard. Perhaps it would have been better if I had shown more support instead of potentially making her feel worse about her decision to stay.

It is not that I did anything wrong, but here is an example of where it may be better to show support, rather than to force your opinion. If they ask for your opinion you can offer it of course, but perhaps gentle suggestions to make the person realize things for themselves is going to be far more powerful.

Even though sometimes we can see things so clearly, it may be difficult for others to see it, or to even see it in the same way that we do. So even if it is blazingly obvious to you, show respect by allowing them to talk freely and be supported in whatever way they need to be supported.

If you can be the light, if you can walk in the room and fill it up with so much love and acceptance for everyone, then the Universe will surely bless you with the same.

Theme 2: Mercury Retrograde and Communication 

 When Mercury goes retrograde he travels through the darkness. Mercury and the Sun are best buddies and Mercury is often in the light. But when Mercury retrogrades he travels through the darkness of the underworld, unearthing secrets and old pains of the past.

Mercury needs to go into the underworld because when he is in there, he fishes out old thoughts, beliefs and conversations that need to be cleansed and purified. This is why Mercury retrograde is a great time to go back to things and to tie up any lose ends, especially when it comes to communication.

Because Mercury is busy in the underworld collecting hidden gems, his ability to connect in the external world in the sunshine can be limited or can feel like more of an effort. Mercury is busy going within in order to make you a better and more effective communicator, and sometimes he doesn’t like to be disturbed.

Interestingly, those born with Mercury Retrograde are often some of the best communicators around because they have had to work so hard to master the art of communication. The same goes for anyone born with any retrograding planet, often it becomes their strongest ally.

This year, Mercury is going to retrograde in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is practical and stable, which means that Mercury is going to be clearing out your closets in a very practical and matter of fact way. There will no room for emotion, instead Mercury is going to clear out your throat chakra with a certain air of disconnect.

This is great, because in many ways it tones down any emotional reactions and allows us to see things from a more grounded point of view.

While Mercury is doing this cleaning, we may feel more withdrawn and repressed when it comes to expressing how we feel. On the other hand, it may cause some people to just start spilling the contents of their throat chakra all over the place, so this may be something to watch out for.

During a Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, we are encouraged to take responsibility for what we choose to express and how we choose to express it. We are also encouraged to clear out and release things that we may have been clinging on to emotionally.

In other words- don’t say anything you are going to regret later. Think carefully before you speak and ask yourself- “is what I am going to say more beautiful than silence?”

If it’s not, then you may be better of scribbling it in your journal instead or releasing it to the heavens.

Mercury retrograde is also going to help us to reconnect with loved ones and family members that we haven’t seen for some time. Fondly revising the past will also be great under this energy and you may just run into loved ones that you have missed dearly.

Over the holidays, try to consider other people’s feelings before you say anything. While you definitely don’t want to censor yourself, perhaps avoid making harsh comments or lashing out at others until you have really thought it through.

If you become the brunt of a tongue lashing, here is your survival guide-

  1. Laugh to yourself and blame mercury (he can take it)
  2. Take a deep belly breath in and out of your nose
  3. Try not to get triggered and reply from a place of grace
  4. If all else fails, say what you need and then once calm, address and talk about it from a more mature place

If you suspect something like this may happen, you may want to do a visualization technique. Visualize the day going very smoothly and beautiful and peaceful conversations.

You may also want to use this affirmation/prayer-

“Dear angels and spirit guides, please protect me today and allow me to respond to everyone with a calm grace and ease. Please allow me to speak my truth in a loving way and please guide me if an intense situation may arise. Please be with me throughout the day and gently point me in the best direction for my highest good. Thank you so much.”

Theme 3: Politics and Other Heavy Topics 

Everyone as the right to think what they want, practice what they want and vote for who they want. We have to first and foremost respect this, even if we don’t share the same beliefs. Presidents, beliefs and ideologies come and go, so don’t hold your family hostage because of one action.

During the holidays, it is best to avoid these topics but at the same time, there is no reason why you can’t state your point of view and how you feel, to do this consciously focus on “I” statements.

When you make “I” statements it allows you to take responsibility for what you are saying and your own feelings. When you put your feelings on someone else by making “you” statements, that is when things can get tricky.

For example, “I was really disappointed to see who got elected” is an “I” statement and allows you to take full ownership if your feelings. No one can argue with you over how you feel, so this is a no-conflict approach, compared to-

“I can’t believe you guys voted like that, I am so disappointed in you.”

This statement is placing blame and instantly will start to put the defenses up of people around you. This is what you want to avoid, so if you do express your feelings (and please feel free to do!) always aim for the “I” statements.

This is a helpful technique with all seemingly argumentative topics from religion to politics and so on.

My personal advice would be, when in doubt just be quiet, leave the room, go outside, take a deep breath and see if you can spot any fairies. While doing so, remind yourself that this is all just part of the bigger journey in life and we are all just walking each other home….this works for me every time.

Part 4: Tools You Can Use

Belly Breathing- instantly calms and energizes after draining experiences We all have relatives that can feel a little

draining at times. We also all have relatives that like to push our buttons. This belly breathing exercise is wonderful for curing both of these types of situations.

Belly breathing allows you breathe deeply and effectively so you can oxygenate and energize your body. When you breathe in you should feel your body expanding like a balloon, and when you breathe out you should feel your body shrinking back down. To try belly breathing, take a deep breath but instead of raising your shoulders, imagine pushing the air deep into your belly. To help you with

this, it may help to imagine your stomach pushing out as you are breathing in. Then when you have filled yourself up from your belly to your chest, slowly exhale and squeeze all of the air out of you. Repeat this till you get the flow right.

To belly breathe for calmness and energy here’s how-

1.) Breathe in for 4 counts

2.) Hold for 4 counts

3.) Exhale for 4 counts

4.) Hold for 4 counts

Repeat 3-5 times

Quick Meditation – helps center, balance and protect your energy

This is great for stressful situations and when you need to center yourself.

Find a quiet place and sit in a chair or upright on the floor. Place your hands in prayer position in front of your heart and take 4 slow and deep belly breaths. Imagine a white light traveling up your body. Start at your feet and see the light travel all the way up the top of your head and out of the crown. Keep breathing and holding this visualization for as long as you need to.

 Creating a Feel Good Environment-

If you are staying over at a family member’s house it can feel overwhelming energetically. To help you with this, bring 2-3 items that make you feel good and lift your spirits. This could include crystals, essential oils, anointing oils, vitamins, superfood powders and jewellery.

Crystals that are most beneficial when it comes to dealing with family include-

~Rose Quartz (love)

~Moonstone (empathy)

~Prehnite (forgiveness)

~Charoite (acceptance)

~Amazonite (trust)

~Chrysocolla (tolerance)

~Aventurine (compassion)

~Jade (generosity)

~Amber (loyalty)

Spending time with family can be humbling, and stressful, but at the end of the day there is also a lot of LOVE. Often some of the most purest love we ever experience comes from our family. This holiday season, be grateful for every one of your family members, because without them you wouldn’t be who you are today.

“If you think you are enlightened,

go spend a week with your family.” 

~Ram Dass

~via ForeverConscious.com

EARTHABLES: “6 Compelling Signs You’ve Lived Many Past Lives”

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Many people around the world, including Buddhists among others, believe in reincarnation or rebirth, the belief that every human has a soul that is continually born again into new life forms as it travels on its karmic path in order to reach a state of “perfect enlightenment.”

If perfect enlightenment is reached, the soul will cease to be reborn because it has fulfilled its destiny of perfection.

Have you ever felt that you might be an “old soul,” that is someone who has reincarnated many times?

These 6 compelling signs say that’s probably true.

Recurring dreams

If you tend to have recurring dreams, especially about people or places you’ve never met or visited in real life but somehow they seem extremely familiar, that could be because your subconscious is recalling experiences of previous lives.

Your intuition is highly developed

Intuition is believed to come from the ability to tap into wisdom and knowledge that isn’t readily available to all of us. If your intuition is very strong, that could be a clue that your soul has enjoyed a wealth of experiences that you’re able to tap into.

You frequently experience deja vu

Memories of past lives don’t just come in dreams. If you experience deja vu frequently, with sights, sounds, tastes or smells seeming incredibly familiar for reasons you’re not aware of, they may actually be “flashbacks” from times your soul has lived before.

You’re highly empathetic

Buddhists in particular believe that if you have a high level of empathy, you’re probably an older soul. Older souls tend to be more sensitive to their own and others’ emotions as they’ve had more time to experience them.

You’re drawn to certain time periods and cultures

If you have a strong connection, or feel drawn to certain time periods or cultures, that could be due to the residues of a past life, and likely a happy one.

You have unexplainable fears

Do you have an intense fear of something with no reason behind it? Perhaps you’re deathly afraid of water, for example, but you’ve never had an incident in your life that would lead to that fear. That could mean that you drowned in a previous life.

 

~via earthables.com

LES JENSEN: “We, The People, Are The Source Of Authentic Power”

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When the Citizens heal (enlighten) the kingdom will thrive … every time

So what is your idea of power? What does “powerful” mean to you? An army? A hurricane? Nuclear power? What is powerful? If you were to imagine the appearance of power, what would that be? Perhaps, from above, it the sight of a valley full of nuclear power plants. So many, in fact, that there is no place left to put one more? Or the view of a hurricane from outer space? That huge circle of clouds that are wreaking havoc on the land below. Or perhaps we would bump it up a bit. God. I mean … God. The creator of all that is. That’s got to surpass anything. Right? I mean … God. Let’s get to the point here. What’s bigger than God? Right?

Hold on a minute. History show some troubling truths. For example … God sucks at ending wars. We have actively been at war for eons of time. War has killed millions of people over years and years. And countless people have prayed for it all to stop. Today would be preferable. If God is, indeed, the most powerful thing that we can imagine, where the hell is the Divine One, the “all powerful,” showing up? Let’s keep this real. People are suffering on THIS planet here. Right now. And countless people are asking God to step in and clean up all the suffering … Crickets … Nothing. What the Hell!

I mean, if we are going to worship something, anything, it might be something that can actually make a difference. Right?

Enter the human being. That would be you. That would be me. Us. We, the people.

If we are on the lookout for the Big Guy (God) to show up to clean up the suffering on this planet, it won’t be some Deity descending from the heavens. It won’t be some booming voice from above, telling us all to … knock it off! Go sit in the corner.

If we can’t get clear about that, then perhaps we are barking up the wrong tree.

Consider this. We, the people, are here for the HUMAN experience. As Humans. All of creation took place for the experience of creation. It took billions of years of a very patient creator to even get us a planet to hang around on. And then … DNA. Don’t even get me started about THAT creation. To take the dirt of the planet, and animate it. Creating vessels that consciousness could occupy. All of this leading to living creatures. Plants, animals and us. WE all have a DNA thread to our bodies. Your body came from a lineage of DNA. And when Your body was born, you were not there. Well, your ego was not in existence the day you were born. You were a Soul baby. And now it IS your ego understanding this sentence.

Enter God. That’s you. Our mythology has given us clues. “The Father (God) and I are One.” (Now.) Sages and Mystics have spoken about the One-ness of consciousness. A gigantic hologram of Source. These notions would have been considered blasphemy just a few years ago. We would have been told to just pray to God, and later on, in some future century, God would get around to ending the wars.

Nope. It will never happen that way. God is not showing up as some glowing Deity. We (God) are here for the Human experience. The creator, You, are here for the experience of BEing a human. ALL soul-utions will come through our own human form. The elephant in the room is the Divinity of the citizens. Your own Divinity. You are a personification of the Divine. You are a Human Being on earth now. The solutions we seek will come through our own human form. Through our own inspirations.

Yes, indeed, pray to God. And then listen. Pay attention. Listen to your own inspirations. And then follow them. For you are the face of the Divine. God will end war by Human Beings following their own Divine inspirations. We, the people, are the vehicle of the Divine. And Love is the Power behind our Human nature. Specifically, unconditional Love is the Big Power.

If you want an image of what authentic Divine power looks like, it is millions and billions of Human Beings living in unconditional Love. Jesus was an ambassador to unconditional Love. He had a body too. A ticket to make a difference. And he performed all forms of miracles. And he told us that we will do all those things too, once we can find the Divine within us now. God, You look Divine!

Love You!

Les Jensen

 

 

 

~via spiritualunite.com

TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “The Spiritual Significance of November 11”

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November 11 is a vibrationally powerful day due to the fact that it is the 11th day of the 11 month.

1111 or 11/11 holds special spiritual significance as it is believed to be the number of spiritual awakenings and powerful new beginnings.

When you frequently see 11:11 on the clock or when you are drawn to the number 1111, it often indicates an upcoming change or awakening that is on the horizon for you.

Angels, spirit guides and the Universe also use numbers as a way to connect and communicate with you. 1111 is commonly used by Divine beings to help point you in the right direction and to illuminate the path ahead for you.

In numerology, the number one indicates new beginnings but when there is a series of ones, like on November 11 (11/11) it creates a powerful energy for the day that allows us to all awaken to a new potential.

November 11 is therefore a powerful time to make changes in your life, set intentions or to dig deeper in order to uncover the truth.

New awakenings, new information and new levels of enlightenment are all possible on this day due to this energy.

2016 is a number 9 year, which means that this year November 11 is going to fall under the vibration of number 9.

Number 9 is all about endings, which means that November 11 is likely to bring new information to light that will allow one door to close and another to open.

November 11 may also help inspire you to think bigger and to start thinking about what you want this new chapter to look like for you.

Astrologically, November 11, 2016 is also a significant day due to the energy of the planet Venus.

Venus is considered the feminine goddess of the zodiac and her energy is going to be particularly strong on November 11 as well.

Venus is going to be helping us to open our hearts and see things from a place of unconditional love rather than fear.

In fact, the potent energy from Venus is also going to support us awakening to the infinite potential of our soul and the magic that lies within.

Venus energy is also going to be supporting us to think with our hearts instead of our heads and open up to the possibility of unconditional love for all beings. Romance and creativity is also going to be high on this day and this energy will carry us all through the rest of the week.

This powerful feminine energy is going to help all of us, both men and women, to embrace our inner goddess and to find the beauty, joy and optimism in life again.

If life has been feeling sluggish for you, if you have been feeling sick and tired of the same old thing, November 11 is definitely going to bring a breath of fresh air.

In order to use the energy of November 11 to your advantage, you have to activate it. You have to open your heart to the energy and welcome in the vibration of new beginnings.

For the most potent effect, set your alarm for 11:11 on November 11. Then at this time, set a new intention, affirmation or do a heart opening exercise to help you awaken to whatever messages you need to hear.

November 11, is also a great day to reach out your angels and spirit guides for divine inspiration.

 

 

 

~via ForeverConscious.com