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Par For The Awakened Course!

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid anymore.” ― John Steinbeck
Ten years ago, I had never heard the term “spiritual awakening”. Today I find myself completely absorbed in this experience and learning more every day. In part it’s an effort to fully understand who I am and what I am becoming. Wrapped up this is a desire to share what I am learning with others. There is a lot of merit in learning about awakening to one’s true self. For one, a lot of life's questions become answerable. You will identify your special capabilities, and have more direction in life. You will know what is most important to you and what kind of life you truly want. There are a multitude of bonuses to this whole event.  As I mentioned, I love sharing all this with others. I notice that went I sit with people and…

I've Got A G On My Chest!

One of the most important aspects of your spiritual growth will be the ever increasing feeling of gratitude. When you look around at all the things you have been blessed with you have to take a moment to acknowledge the source or sources of these wonderful gifts. 
But it does not stop at just the blessings. It carries over to the situations or people in life that challenge you. I was chatting with a girlfriend about the simultaneous events that were happening in our lives. For me a situation unfolded where if it had happened five or ten years ago I would have been completely immobilized and upset. Instead there I was plotting my next move, putting in my next order to the Universe. 
I helped her to see that ALL things, good or bad are opportunities to look at life from the viewpoint that it is just another step on our Path. I told her when things happen that are outside of your ability to control we have to understand there must be a bigger picture that we cannot see at the moment. An…

Discovering Your Purpose

“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with.” ― Steve Maraboli
You may be at a place in your life where you are wondering: What is my life’s purpose? What am I here to do? Maybe you don’t know, because I can tell you that, when you find it you will know it, undoubtedly.
Sometimes I ask myself: Why didn’t I figure this out a long time ago? This whole beautiful experience that is unfolding in front of me, why did it take so long to come through? Well now, of course the answer is obviously clear. I needed the life experience. Some people get their a-ha moments in a shorter time frame or earlier in life. Some get it later. It does not matter when you start to feel the pull toward that unique something that’s all yours, as long as you follow where your heart is being led.
I don’t have a tried and true method that I could suggest that would help…

I Know You Are Watching Me.

What use is care? What good is watching for that matter? People are forever watching things. They should be seeing. I see the things I look at. I am a see-er.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss

I could feel them. Over two hundred pairs of eyes silently watching me. I knew they were watching me, because they all once would speak to me. Now they were just quiet. They listened to every word and watched what I posted. At times they directed posts at me. There were times I would speak up, from the heart about issues that really resonated with me and I would only get chided. They were trying to keep me in line. If they could not do it publicly they would send me private messages. Some were really concerned, others I could sense fear lying under the surface of their messages. They threatened to end their friendships with me and at first I was confused as to why. I was not kicked out, I just was leaving behind something that no longer fit into my life. My life was getting bigger and I had to change shoes.


It's Official: I Am Grounded

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear.
One of the best pieces of advice I got very early on was to ground myself in nature. I came across a really great article about How ToGround Yourself. Check it out!
The reason why I am bringing up this subject is because of a recent trip to the beach. I have not been near the ocean for about 3 years. It's been a very busy time period in my life. But a friend called me early one morning and the next thing you know we were flying down the freeway towards the Gulf Coast.
Now, I am a bit spoiled. I grew up on a tropical island surrounded by mostly blue water with white sandy beaches. The water is a tad bit lukewarm and has a tendency to rock you with gentle waves. Well the beach here is not quite the same, and I chose not to swim in the water, however I know I can get close to the same effects if I just walk without my shoes on the sand, smell the sea air, sit and look at the waves and listen to sounds of waves crashing. We spent…

Saving Myself.

I'm so grateful for being able to take the thoughts out of my head and put them on paper so I can see them. Seems like a simple thing, right?

It took some time to identify that writing all these years has saved my life. The chronicling of my life experiences has helped me see where I've been, how I've grown and where my deepest desires in life lie and where these desires will take me. 
Every now and again I revisit old journals and spend some time with me. It's always amazing to see the specific threads that have woven throughout my life. I pay attention to the patterns and use them as a guide. 
I believe introspection is a fundamental key to growth. The sooner we sink ourselves in finding out who we are and why we are here, the faster the meaning of our life unfolds. 
We sometimes have to be alone with ourselves and our inner voice to hear the truth about our lives. The constant cacophony of other voices and our mind's own chatter can distract us from achieving t…

A Divine Love Lesson.

This post is dedicated to my soul sister, my BFFAEA Kim T. We have been estranged for the last three years and this is the third time in our lives this has occurred. A few days ago I had a dream about her, we were back in the thick of things again. I had not thought of her in a long time, so I'm hoping my dream was a promise that soon we will reunite one more time, for the last time! That dream inspired my post, because when I woke up everything made sense, Never give up hoping for those you truly love! 

As your consciousness grows, there will be an insurmountable amount of assistance, clarity and understanding available to you. Certain situations that you may have constantly ruminated over and struggled with will somehow reveal themselves to you. Answers to questions concerning situations that you struggled to understand in the past will become so crystal clear, that you know deep within your soul the answers are coming through from a Source other than your own mind. I am going …

Holding Out For A Hero

“Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods? Where's the street-wise Hercules To fight the rising odds? Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need I need a hero I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night He's gotta be strong And he's gotta be fast And he's gotta be fresh from the fight I need a hero I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light He's gotta be sure And it's gotta be soon And he's gotta be larger than life!”
-Bonnie Tyler
I had a written an entirely different post for the Monday Edition of VBlog, but I guess the Universe had other plans. I guess I was supposed to write about something else and I got that piece of information at 2 a.m. this morning.
So, I have what I call “Music Video Dreams”. They tend to be insanely vivid with soundtracks and most times they are quite entertaining, except for when I wake up with my right ear throbbing as if God ins…

Kundalini: The Serpentine Fire- Part II

Before you read this post, read the first installation, which was "homework" for this post. You can do that here.
Now you can read the story below.This is all true.

One day in the summer of 2013 while I was doing chores around the house, my ever trustworthy intuition quietly said to me: “Go lie down”. Because I am still a child at heart and must do my chores before I can go outside to play, I ignored my inner voice. I had too much to do and frankly I did not feel tired, so I kept on moving.

Well, let me tell you something, if you don’t listen to that quiet whisper, it will yell at you. A few minutes later I heard loudly in my right inner ear: GO LIE DOWN NOW! So, immediately I dropped what I was doing, stormed off to the bedroom, snatched back the covers and climbed into bed. I was feeling quite perturbed as I laid there. I grumbled and pouted. I was not tired! Why did I have to do this, I thought, as I stared up at the ceiling.

Well the next thing I knew I was jolted awake…

We Are Family!

“Living life is fun and we've just begun To get our share of the world's delights High hopes we have for the future And our goal's in sight We no we don't get depressed Here's what we call our golden rule Have faith in you and the things you do You won't go wrong, oh-no This is our family Jewel”. -Sister Sledge One of the odd circumstances of a spiritual awakening, is the loss of family members and friends. You would think that as you are becoming a happier, joyful and more loving person, the people who have been a part of your life forever would be happy for you. You know these are the same people who saw you struggle with depression and sadness. They saw you crumbling under a bad relationship. Maybe they even saw you teetering on the ledge of suicide because you were so miserable with life. Yet, somehow, you saw a light and realized you wanted out of the madness and started doing whatever you needed to in order to move toward something better.
And so here you are in t…

Kundalini: The Serpentine Fire: Part I

I have been wanting to share one of the most fascinating aspects of my awakening for a while. However, at the same time I realized this would be very difficult to convey or even for some to believe, unless I found some information that would make it simple for most people to understand.
First, I must remind you guys that I am experiencing a real bona-fide Spiritual Awakening. I did not want to “become” a more spiritual person. This experience is a result of a deep desire for peace and happiness in my life. For that to happen, my life was completely shaken and stirred, and I started to see areas that I needed to address emotionally and mentally to achieve that state of joy. So essentially as I was getting “lighter”, by removing these blockages I started to experience some very odd phenomenon and one that was most unexpected was my Kundalini rising.
Kundalini rising is one of many symptoms of a spiritual emergence or awakening. There is so much information available, but a lot of it t…

What is a Spiritual Awakening?

I absolutely love Jim Tolles and the way he breaks down what a Spiritual Awakening means. He does this without any mysticism or mystery. He is very straight-forward and clear.

I could not have said it better myself! 
You can find Jim and all his great articles on his page

The Apt Pupil.

“All great achievements arose from dissatisfaction. It is the desire to do better, to dig deeper that propels a civilization to greatness. All of us have heard the story of Icarus, the young boy who took the wings his father built for him. Wings that were meant to carry him over the ocean to freedom and used them instead for a joyride. For a brief moment Icarus felt what it was like to live like a god, to touch the sun, to soar above the common man. And for doing so he payed the ultimate price. Like Icarus we too have been given gifts: knowledge, education, experience. And with these gifts comes the responsibility of choice. We alone decide how our talents are bestowed upon the world. This is our destiny and we hold it in the palm of our hands.” ― Todd Bowden Apt Pupil.
I've had a spiritual awakening. I woke up and found myself in this bizarre classroom unlike any other. I realize I am wearing bifocals with tape around the middle and I look down and I am wearing one striped sock a…

The Collective Heart.

My eyes popped open this morning in full recognition that my heart is at peace. 
Maybe it's because I fell asleep last night praying for the world, praying for those I love, asking for peace and comfort for those facing trials and experiencing hardships.
I spoke about those who are on their own journey and asked that they receive more guidance and direction. 
I asked for love in abundance for all.
They don't tell you that a facet of this awakening experience stirs up a powerful emotion within you that expands to a bursting point. You begin to discern how connected we are to each other. The things you ask for in regards to one person truly affects the whole. 
You will experience love in wholeness and oneness. 
Everyone on this planet is a part of your existence and separateness is really illusory. It's time we all start embracing the truth, as cliche as it sounds, that We Are The World.
So I begin my day in exhilaration and joy. What boundless love energy I have I extend i…

From The Physical Archive: When We Get Tired

Today’s blog is a blast from the past. It’s a free-style entry from an old journal of mine from a few years ago. I almost cannot believe I actually wrote this, because I barely recognize that girl. 
But I thought I would share this, because who of us has not found themselves having to release someone we truly love out of our lives? When we love someone wholeheartedly and stand in that place to give love, as it should be given freely, and it's not acknowledged, it's a trying and exhaustive place. 
Eventually one grows weary of expressing the emotion and the only recourse is to let the person go with love. There is a blockage to the love we are extending, so we find a way around it and this is the process of letting go.
Love is like a river. It flows. When met with an obstacle such a rock the waters may stay there gently caressing what is blocking it. But the goal of the river is to keep flowing. So eventually the water streams around the rock and continues back to it's source.