Monday, December 28, 2015

Holiday Quote

"I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending."

by Fred Rogers
Mr. Rogers

Monday, December 21, 2015

"An Investment of Love"

If the truth be told it is true that we attract people, experiences, and things into our lives by what we send out in our energy fields which includes the length of time it all stays with us. This may make us pause to think about what it is that are magnetically pulling into our lives. The reason I mention this is because there are so many of us who are with people not only experiencing being in a person's presence but can also feel what is in their energy fields when we are with them. What I find most intriguing is that there is still a large percentage of people who are completely unaware of the energy frequencies that are being sent out in their fields around them. This is what my father called "being asleep". For those who are aware of this you already know what I am talking about which brings me to a beautiful story that a friend shared with me only last week.

I was having lunch with a friend and she opened up with a personal story about someone in her past who asserted a lot of power and control over others creating a lot of fear, and anguish among the people they were around. My friend said at the time she was at her wits end when she finally talked to a spiritual teacher who suggested to send an image encapsulating this person in golden Light and releasing them from her anger every time she thought of them. ( Sounds simple enough) She did confess that she was so angry with this person that for a while she was sending them light all the time. A few weeks into her doing this she noticed that something inside her started to change and she began to think of them less and less. Her anger released, replaced with Love where she could then intentionally send healing thoughts, and the highest intentions of good when she thought of them in the Light.

Later on she found out that her efforts had not been in vain but had miraculously changed the situation helping to open the eyes of others who were involved with being controlled. The story has a happy ending as the person released their hold and the people in the situation were able to leave. My friend discovered that when we send out the image of "Light" which is the language of the soul for Love, things change. The lower emotions only feed the energy of lower frequencies and keep people, and situations stuck in a muddy haze.

Throughout history spiritual teachers have told us many times over to Love our enemies and to pray for them. This brings a balance into a low vibration to not only see the Light but to recognize it as a frequency that is remembered, as we are all created by the same hand of our Creator. I know it can sound silly when so much fear is being projected out into the world and when we are resonating in the emotions of our own fears, and anger cloaking the truth in darkness. But the power of Light and Love is a lot stronger than we can even imagine. In those times of fear, frustration, and anger we are all given the opportunity to stand in our own personal power as we are connected and the choice to not only heal someone else, but ourselves as well. In those moments it is about us learning that as we make investments in Love, things happen.

 Photographs by Ana

Monday, December 14, 2015

"The Power of One"

The power of one is stronger than I think most people even realize. It is when someone is in that gentle space of knowing who they are, and holding an energy of Love that things around them begin to change. It happens so rapidly that people who come in contact with a person who is inline with the energy of Love start to shift, and soon become a part of something much bigger then themselves.

What is it about you might ask? It is about remembering, and being conscious of who we are, and where we originally came from. It is that place of inner peace, not the judgement of others, or ourselves as we find the grace within us. It is about remembering that the Love that we send out in our own energy fields is just as contagious as the fear that is let loose among the world.

What we discover is that being around people who are in those higher frequencies such as Love can not only be heart lifting but can help us heal our own fields, if we allow ourselves to shift into the same vibration. Release comes sooner, as we learn that it doesn't take a mountain to move things around us but the power of an energy force that promotes a unity of consciousnesses within all of us.

Photographs by Ana

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"As Above and So Below"

"As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul..." is part of a quote that originated by Hermes, and seems to play a key part in life when you are aware of the world, and universe around you. I was reminded of this when I was having lunch with a friend, and we were talking about how we as human beings are an incredible combination of both the spirit, and the human bodies that we occupy.  The really amazing thing is that if you are conscious of this then the some of the secrets of the universe are not as mysterious as it all begins to make more sense.

  Later that evening when I had time to myself I was reminded that the human voice also plays a part in our connection to both heaven, and earth. Since we are all made up of atoms, and energy knocking themselves together creating the physical world then our voices that vibrates also creates a frequency, and sound that is just another part of the big picture.

 A few years ago I had the opportunity to sing with a band, and during that time I was also studying voice like all people do when they want to improve their singing. It was during this time that I became aware that certain notes could shift the energy in my physical, and spiritual bodies. At first it was only an awareness, but later on when I started to take Qigong classes I discovered it was not my imagination going wild as we learned a technique to heal, and repair the organs in the physical body by using different frequencies in our voice. It was explained in our class that our internal organs each make their own particular sounds when they are healthy. When we are sick the organs change their vibrations as they become out of balance creating a different sound, and vibration within the body. By working with the voice, and concentrating on the sick organ we have the opportunity to reprogram the body bringing it back into it's original frequency to give it that boost it needs start to heal it's self.

  Learning this technique was amazing experience, and when I went to sing with the band I began to notice more how the vibration of the voice blended with the instruments creating a resonances both within, and outside of myself. As I looked out onto the audience when we were performing I started to see that the blending of sounds had created a union within the singers, music and listeners as we all came together as one during the whole the experience. It was all so beautiful to behold, and be apart of.

It was also during this time in my life that I wanted to know more about what was happening with the voices, and how it all connected that I came across a spiritual teacher who shared with me that the human voice has more to it than what we are aware of. It was explained that vowels when spoken are on a frequency that connects us to the heavens, and higher realms, and the consonants are connected to the physical frequencies. That means that when we speak the different languages we are still connecting to both heaven, and earth as both spirit and physical beings. We speak the languages of the universe in our own languages without even knowing it. We connect to each other when we speak or try to learn a language as it is in the vibrations of our voices that connects us one universal language. We are of course both spirit, and physical beings as we are always connected to the above, and below, (heaven, and earth), within, and outside of ourselves.

Photograph by Ana

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"The Holidays"

We all know that the holidays allow us to have the extra time out of our busy schedules to spend cherished moments with our families and friends. This makes it the perfect occasion to reconnect and enjoy just being together. With these special people in mind it gives us a chance to make plans and prepare for the events, finding ways to express our creativity. It is during this time that we often forget that not only are we looking for the ingredients to mix up in our favorite recipes but we are also going to be mixing all different kinds of energies together making for a shift in the energy frequencies around us.

Sure, Aunt Harriet makes us crazy by placing items from around the house in her bra and Uncle Henry will be telling stories that are inappropriate for the kids. Not to mention that grandma pushes food on everyone making sure no one leaves the house without partaking of at least three helpings of her dressing that she copied out of a holiday magazine leaving out some of the key ingredients. Looking back maybe the six egg cake exploding in the oven prior to cooking the turkey should have been a precursor to what was to come. In some of those moments we may find that we had forgotten, until surrounded in the chaos, that it was what had triggered our last mental breakdown as we tried our best to make everything work without pulling out our hair and hiding in the closet.

I guess what I am trying to say is that with all the shenanigans and crazy stories that we have to tell after the events of the holiday seasons it is a time that we can look back on and see that what we have with each other is a true treasure. It is the people in our lives who make our lives interesting. The one thing to remember is that when we find ourselves preparing for the holidays it is a good time to take a few moments to allow yourself to breath, recognizing that the energies that will be coming together is not about you but to each their own.

Most important is to practice centering the energy fields within the heart chakra in holding a space while being aware when someone else is having a moment. This exercise is crucial in learning to be healthy and bringing balance within the energy fields while maneuvering through certain situations in finding a sense of calm to enjoy those precious times we have with each other. In the end it is about knowing that we all have a place and even though we are all connected we can hold a sacred space for ourselves while still being in the diverse energies of those we love.

Photographs by Steve Noyce