Traveling Deeper into Authenticity

We are as Dorothy: following the ‘yellow brick road’ only to learn we ‘had the power all the time.’

It feels as though the transformation process is moving at a rapid pace just now. And as I am observing the journey of others, it’s clear this is not true just for me. I believe strongly that we are in a very crucial time of evolution; a space in which our choices carry enormous impact. Making even the smallest decision in our lives seems to release a chain of events that is so much more tangible than ever before.

The deeper we journey into the very soul of our authentic selves, the more our lights shine, the greater the energy we are manifesting. No longer is it just shifting quietly inside us, but the vibrancy of it is animating in a rather wild and miraculous way in our outer lives as well. The two have become intricately intertwined. Where once living a spiritual life meant meditating, burning incense, taking time to be in ‘quiet’–we are now being called to ACT on behalf of our inner truth. The quiet meditation is still part of our practice, but it is no longer enough. CHANGE requires ACTION. And these actions are not merely good deeds.

This energy emanates from the very depths of our souls–the place where our passion lives and breathes, with the brilliance of the perfect diamond. As we encounter enormous acts of inhumanity around the globe, we must turn to something equally as powerful to shift the energy. Prayer is always one of our greatest tools, and I do believe prayer has the power to align us with Universal will. Yet, there must be those of us who are willing to act on the beliefs that fuel our prayers and stand up, speak out and carry the torch on behalf of our planet–OUT LOUD.

As with everything there is a balance, and in no way do I intend to say that everyone must become an activist, taking up a cause and leaving behind our lives in its favor. There are those for whom a quiet inner life is their calling. And I do feel certain they too must live outwardly what they believe as truth in their souls. There are others who stand at the forefront of the movement for change, compassion, ‘Love in Action.’ But what must be true for all of us–however we live our lives–is that we will be asked to stand true in our beliefs, on whatever scale connects to our energies. And when that call comes, we must answer with authentic presence.

For me, the desire to be authentic is reordering so much of how I have lived. OUT LOUD sometimes feels uncomfortable. I can no longer simply keep people happy with quiet resignation of who I am. This is ‘Love in Action.’ And it moves beyond just myself and into a passion to share that love, honoring and allowing others to be their own version of Divine LOVE.

I invite you to travel deeper into your own authenticity and really explore what this all means for you. How do you stand tall in the ‘I AM’ presence that is our sacred being? And what must change in order for you to honor your own personal, inner soul calling? Are you willing to let go of the safety that comes from acquiescing to false truths within yourself? Our time is NOW, my friends. Each one of us is being called. The journey looks different on everyone, but its underlying truth remains the same: I AM a Divine being filled with sacred essence and have been gifted with the grace to live my truth.

Much love.

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Death as Sacred

I’ve just begun reading “Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms” by David Kessler:  “Who and What you see before you die.”  Within myself there is something more than mere curiosity at the experience of dying.  Fascination?  Perhaps, but not the kind of fascination that is as a fad or fetish.  This fascination is ensconced in the miraculous event that is letting go of the gravity that weighs down one’s body to the Earth plane–and all that transpires as we make the crossing and connect to the Other Side.  There is a sense of moving into another space of “life” that is beautiful, serene, loving and filled with the stunning light of Grace.

Nearly a year ago, we sat diligently at the bedside of my father-in-law during his final week of life.  Looking back, it’s clear that this experience was not only a transition of being for him, but an awakening in the depths of the soul’s “knowing” for me.  Every moment of sitting with him, I loved being there, enthralled completely by what he might be experiencing.  Whispering in his ear I asked “are you with them?  Your mom, your dad, Uncle Gordon–do you see them?”  Somehow knowing that he must, as he was in and out of sleepy consciousness and presence with us in that room.  All of my self was stirred to attention through the process of letting him go–and knowing he was moving on to a space of love and healing.

Those days were sacred.  What I have learned since then about “the Other Side” continues to intrigue and transform who I am and how I interact with life myself.  Watching my father-in-law move from one level of consciousness–the human, Earth level–into another level of existence where his soul and spirit unite with its purest essence, the Light of who we all are, connecting to the spirits of those whom he loved so dearly, changed my life.  It was a gift to be present for those precious last days, to sit with someone I loved so much, and indeed who I knew loved me too.  A gift he gave to me, to us.

A sense of awe overwhelms me as I realize the gift wasn’t even just to our family, it was to the healing and evolution of our planet.  For as just one of us undergoes an enlightenment in the very core of our soul, the effect is felt by many.  Sadly, we are a people who view death as something to fear, the final chapter, the end of our existence.  And yet, it’s really just a beginning.  Crossing over into another way of being is a step forward into the essence of our spirit, the true form of our selves.

Consider this in  your own life.  For although we do not personally experience the death of a human being every day, we do have many transformations in our lives if we allow it to be so.  Each time we go through this process, there is a death of something we no longer need, a belief that has outlived its time, emotions that have been felt to their fullest.  And as you experience those “deaths” through the process of letting go and moving on, remember this my friends:  Death is Sacred.  It is a gift given to you by the Divine, offering to you a space in which to evolve and become more of the purity that is YOU.

What is it that needs to be put to rest in your own life?  Where are you being asked to move forward, trusting in the Universe to carry you in her arms with love and comfort?  Just as we are there to love and comfort our passing family members and those whom we most love, Spirit is fully present to carry us over the threshold of “death” in our own lives.  Quiet your mind, still your spirit and listen…..for the answers are all there for you…..in the whispers of your heart…..