Are you ready? Are you ready for Love?
Then get ready, then get ready to be real!
This is the first verse of a medicine song, medicine for the soul, that I wrote recently. It is also a theme I am coming across in my personal and professional life at every turn during this time of The Awakening; a time where there is a massive shift as we all wake up to a deeper soul consciousness.
This awakening has been a long time coming, and is well on its way. With the help of social media, and massive gatherings of joint intentional meditation and sacred ceremonies, and smaller conscious events such as AWE Walks, Sound Healings, or Crystal Dreaming Mandala & Drum Journeys, we are assisting each other to live, love and lead in increased light and awareness. Even the seeming ‘dark’ side of humanity is on a quest to raise consciousness, however it is driven by negative drivers such as control, greed and fear.
Back to the song – are you ready for love, are you ready then for authentic connection – to be real, to step up and out into your TrueHeart Nature? Then please cross over to my blog for a full article of this subject – which I have to say contains some wonderful keys to breaking through to your Dreams!
You have heard me talk about this many times before. It has been my conscious quest to wake those up who walk with me into spirited living, loving and leading since I sat down and worked out my higher purpose in this life. However, I am ready to take this to another level if you are ready to go there with me? As I step into a deeper, more soulful practice, there is no room for hesitancy, procrastination, fear, doubt, or self condemnation. To be truly honest, to be really real, I have no room in my life now for anyone who is going to hold back and expect me to drag the light and truth out of them, or to convince them that they have the potential to walk strongly in the world. I surprised myself in an article that I wrote for LivingNow Magazine recently, where I was extremely candid and revealed that I am ‘over’ seeing clients who are not willing to take responsibility for their healing. This is so against my gentle nature – to appear to be non-compassionate. I had a huge reaction after I revealed this in the article. It took me a while to realize it was ok to be REAL and say how I felt – to declare it publicly in writing.
As I found myself, for the first time, unable to easily find compassion for some clients who came in obviously damaged and in pain, I considered for a short time that I might have what is known, in the counselling and psychotherapy industry, as compassion fatigue. However, after weeks of contemplation and conversations with the counsel of wise ones who guide me, in the world within and the world without, I realized how much I have healed my past woundedness, and that of my ancestors, for my vibrational energy field can’t easily hold the energy of Victim anymore.
For the past year or so, I have been working on tracking, understanding, honouring, then challenging and transforming, a five step process, the archetypes of Victim and Doubter that have dominated my life this time round. While I don’t want to short change my clients and not hold space for them to go through the first three steps, I don’t have the patience anymore for assisting them to dwell on the past for too long, or for over analyzing. Perhaps my coaching hat is now more comfortable than my counselling hat, but there is a sense of really being ready and detirmined to get over myself, and to get REAL, and to assist others to do the same.
It is time for love, for authentic connection. It is time to get REAL! There has never been a time like this where we can hold hands and do this together, consciously, purposefully and determinedly. Simply, it is time for us all to take off the masks that we have worn for our Wounded Child to feel comfortable because an abusive situation is familiar. It is time to let go of the burdens of unfinished business and archetypal imprints and patterns passed on in our DNA by our ancestors and past lives. And it is time for our Inner World Whole Soul consciousness be in union with the highest vibration available in our collective Soul consciousness, and take responsibility together for shaping and shifting our perception of the world(s) we walk in. The key to taking charge of our Inner World consciousness, is to ‘think about what we are thinking about’ (a saying by NLP master, Christopher Howard) and focus on what is real, rather than the illusions that dominate our perception of our experiences. The teachings of spiritual scientist Gregg Braden resonate with this concept as he teaches us that our collective response to shared experience actually affects the magnetic field of our planet (I highly recommend you watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq1q58wTolk).
Changing Your Perceptions - The Challenge – for you, and for me.
I want you to join me on a vision quest – I have put a time frame around it so you feel safe and to make it achievable, but I have to say my personal time frame is eternity on this one. The quest is that every single thing that comes up for your attention that looks like a block or resistance in the next three weeks (make it 3 days if this seems too long) that you catch yourself reacting to and ruminating over, embrace it and saturate it with the light energies of authentic love and acceptance of its divinity and potential for transformation instead. I’ll give you an example.
The night before this current full moon I went to bed at 7pm feeling exhausted, unable to function. My bones were weary and I needed to go to sleep. I had been trying to find the energy to write this newsletter all day, but the inspiration wouldn’t come. Previously my reactive pattern would have been to fight it and push myself past it, or to condemn myself if that failed. However, because I have had this process of awareness and acceptance in place for some time, I surrendered into it without thinking about it much at all. Each time the Inner Critic, ruled by my Wounded Heart consciousness, came up to give me a hard time for being lazy, I switched to my TrueHeart consciousness and let that thought pass to the light. Crawling into bed, giving into the fatigue and energetic pressure to rest, I fell into a deep and heavy sleep immediately – for 12 hours, with one bathroom visit in the early hours. I dreamt heavy, intense, initiating dreams all nights and let go of the need to remember or record them (though this is very helpful at times). Instead, I trusted that they were doing whatever they had to do to reorganize my mind, body, heart and spirit to be in alignment with my soul’s will.
When I woke up, I felt like I had been hit by a Mac truck! I watched the old patterns rise – the Inner Critic tried to come in again and give me a hard time for wasting so much time and not getting my work done the day before and now being too sluggish to do it on this new day. The Wounded Inner Child wanted comforting and to be nurtured and loved. It was so tempting to give into all of this, to give myself attention and over think the whole thing. But I did something different – I embraced all of it with loving acceptance in a few seconds, and then I let it go – totally. It was perfect and I realized I had experienced a shamanic transformation of some sort; my whole body, mind, heart and spirit had taken part in a rearrangement, and I knew it was as it was meant to be. This was my internal dialogue during the process:
“I feel like shit and that’s ok, its not a block, nor is it resistance, it is past patterning coming up that needs to be let go – so deep breath Heather, smile, let go………. Create a conscious void now - relax, restore, and let go………”
I cannot tell you how amazing I felt after this thought shift! I felt incredibly light, safe, validated, guided, connected – and REAL! I had more deeply than ever before (I have done this many times in different ways) transformed the old paradigm of over-thinking that has dragged me back to Victim and Doubter consciousness that has dominated my entire life!
Now, having written this down and shared it here with you, there is the temptation to give myself a hard time for taking so long to get to this point with myself, and to have dragged many of you along on the journey of what I have done before this point of awareness! But, again, I now choose a more nurturing, loving dialogue that goes like this:
“Let it go Heather, don’t overthink it, accept it and move on. Those who are meant to take this incredible journey of authentic love and connection with you will come with ease and grace, anyone else who is stuck in resistance and the past, will take a little longer, and you can release them with so much love, so much compassion, because you have been there! They are exactly where they are meant to be, they are doing the best they can, and so are you. There is nothing wrong, this is perfect as it is. Trust your soul, trust your self, trust you body, your mind, your heart, and your spirit.”
FOOTNOTE: When ‘accepting’ all that is going on around you as perfect, please be discerning and self-caring and don’t tolerate or feed abuse, from yourself or others. For example, it is not ok to eat copious amounts of sugar, take harmful substances, harm yourself, or allow some one to physically, spiritually, sexually, or emotionally abuse you. Please seek professional guidance immediately if you are having any of these experiences.