Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Quantumness of Being

Many of us have been curious about the ongoing changes taking place on Earth since the Shift of 2012.  With an anticipatory curiosity, some of us spent the last couple of years learning how to step beyond the third dimension physically and became more comfortable with the multidimensional energy of quantum time and space.   Others are learning now to see what is behind the veil of this 3D world.  And some are just starting to get curious.

There are tools and skills to help lift some of the limitations of our five main senses, encourage development of our intuition, learn how to access our hearts, and step into the quantumness of being.  Here are a couple of tools I use in my coaching to work specifically with nurturing our relationship with the soul and expanding into the multidimensionality of the universe. 

This first tool is really good for those of us with chatty, overactive brains that are not always easy to quiet.  In order to communicate directly with your soul and cut through the chattiness, you teach your soul to bypass the brain and talk to you through your body.  You teach your body the simplicity of communicating an intuitive Yes or a No. 

Start by standing next to a chair or wall and steady yourself.  Take a few deep breaths to center yourself, feel your feet on the ground, and ask your brain to help you out.  Set the intention of communicating directly to your deepest presence and ask for guidance.  Ask your body to show you what a Yes feels like.  Sink down into your body and let go of any perceived answer, let your body show you.  Pay attention… Do you fall forward, to the right, to the left, or backwards? For me, I tilt forward for Yes.  Once you've discovered your body’s answer, test it out a few times with a few simple questions to make sure you can feel the tipping feeling naturally in your body as you ask them.  Do this process again to find out how your body gives you a No answer. 

Now that you know how your soul/heart speaks to you through your body, it is essential to ask the question without judgment or limitations.  I state my questions by saying “Is it in my highest interest to ____________?”  The more specific you are with this question, the easier it is to feel the answers.  Start with simple ones like what to eat, what movie to see, who to hang out with, then move onto more difficult questions when you can feel a mental attachment or stubbornness taking over.  For example, when I know there is a difficult conversation coming up with someone, I can create a flurry of scenarios that take me into the drama and cause me to procrastinate having the conversation.  Checking in with my body gives me an opportunity to cut through the drama and uncover the real issue to be discussed.  The conversation becomes clean and clear.

Learning to incorporate this tool into your daily life can have so much value.  It is like having a cheat sheet of how to live authentically available to us at all times.  Do you remember when you were little and played the game Marco Polo in a swimming pool?  You would keep your eyes closed and try to figure out where everyone was in the pool.  By shouting out Marco, all you had to do was wait to hear the answer, adjust your direction and start moving towards who you targeted.  Using the Yes and No process is the same.  Am I on the right path?  Is this in my highest interest?  If there is a Yes, proceed.  It is that simple and wonderful.

The second key tool is also working with your body as a conduit for information.  This is a good tool to use when there is doubt or the need to get past what we “think” we know and get a glimpse of the bigger picture.  This gets you past what you understand in the 3D world and opens you up to the quantumness of the whole story.

Start again with your feet firmly grounded, take a few deep breaths and ask your body to open up and listen, really listen to the question and respond.  Then ask the question to the deepest part of your remembering, and wait for the answer.  When the answer comes, it is usually a shiver up the back and sometimes up the neck into the back of the head.  THAT is a confirmation.

Here is an example of how this tool has worked for me.   My boyfriend and I were chatting the other day about my mom.  He has the magnificent way of seeing her; he loves her energy and understands her far more than I could even hope to understand her, even as her daughter.  When I asked him what his connection is with my mother, he pushed it off, diminished the idea of anything different than “normal”, and told me everyone knows how to connect.  And, the next thing he asked was why? Why does he feel so strongly about her?  I asked him if we could do a quick exercise… to close his eyes, ground himself, and would he please listen with all his heart to a question I would ask and would he tell me what he felt in his body in response.  I then asked him if my mother is part of his soul family and had he spent other lifetimes with her?  He listened intently, and a shiver ran up his spine, and his eyes filled with tears.  Yes.  He said yes, he had.  As he said this, he just glowed from within.  He opened up for a brief moment, he saw what was possible. 

Then, as quickly as he opened up, his mental process kicked in again, and he went back into doubt and wanted to know how this was possible, how he could know that…..etc. He dropped back into the relentless questioning that so many of us do when we are in doubt. 

It is at this time that it is good to immediately go back to the first tool and let the Yes and No processes guide you away from doubt and keep pursuing the AHA you just experienced.  This will help you trust your intuition and build a new way of understanding the quantumness of all things.  As you communicate with your soul through your body and feel the sensation of your body leaning and answering, you learn to trust the answer and your truth.  You open to the guidance of your soul.  You are in a beautiful relationship with your soul.

This is a way, an opportunity to access more information.  We go below the surface of what we see without our physical five main senses and ask at a deeper quantum and soul level. 
Stepping out beyond what is known…this is an adventure…this is a quantumness of being.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Consciously Manifesting

The concepts of manifesting have been around for along time, and most of us grew up with the financial ideas of Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich, the motivational approach of focused on Fake It Till You Make It, and the spiritual principles of The Law of Attraction.  All are good tools to use when exploring manifesting, yet, as we progress through the year of 2013, we are being asked to move out of our heads into our hearts.  We are being asked to release the idea of creating what we want from our thinking and believing mental perspective.  The process of releasing our dependence on our mental manifesting requires a great deal of discipline and effort for most of us.  The old ways of imagining, concentrating, holding the intention, and bringing to manifest does work, but it is difficult work. 

There are easier ways.  When approaching manifesting from the heart, we transition from form and what we can see, touch, and mentally trust, into energy. This is very different.  We are bringing consciousness into our manifesting.  By dropping into our hearts we can let go of what it looks like, or what form it takes, it is inviting what we would like to manifest to present itself to us. We let go of confining our wants into form.  We drop into how it feels to create what we desire, how it feels to see it as already present, and allow the energy of the full experience to hold within us. By doing this, we co-create what we would like to manifest.  We align our hearts and our essence together and the energy is so much more powerful than what we can do with simply our minds.  We are now fully connected.

By offering ourselves in alignment with the universe, we call to what we want to manifest and the energy begins to line up with us to provide.  We are that powerful, we are that significant.  We are that good at manifesting.

It is just switching from one tool to another …and we all know that we often stubbornly stick to what we know and feel comfortable with, instead of spending the time to get to know a new method or new tool that take some training!

This is a cool new tool that works effortlessly once we get the hang of it.  Think of the story of Harry Potter and how strange it felt to him to learn how to use his magical wand.  Then, month after month, year after year, it became a part of him and he was able to grow and mature in how he used it.

Manifesting is not something to struggle with.  It is a surrender and release into our hearts and allowing ourselves to feel what we want and desire, and trust that it is already happening.  Feel, trust, and create….the redefined words for 2013.

So, set some time aside over the next few days and allow your mind to soften and drop into your heart and imagine what is possible from that spot and see what happens.

Many blessings.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Let's talk about feelings...

For years and years now there have been constant reminders to move from our heads to our hearts as we walk through life.  This has made sense to some, and yet, for many of us, this has been an illusive goal.  Our reliance on creating from our minds has served us well over the last few generations (or so it seemed) and letting go of the idea of being able to figure things out has made the transition from the head to the heart more difficult.   I had to let go of something I knew, something I could depend on, and open to what it really means to come from the heart….which was unknown to me. 

As a baby boomer, there is an entire industry of self help books and programs aimed at teaching us the skills to quiet the mind in the areas of inner simplicity, de-cluttering the mind and creating stillness, deepening into mindfulness, and the “Zen” of living.  All aimed at helping us learn the tools to go inward instead of being dependent on the outer forms of life.  As a self help junkie since the 1980’s I have collected many of these books and read them.  I have purchased guided meditations, gone to weekend retreats, and even taught others what I have been learning along the way.  The process of quieting the mind was working to a degree, yet the transition to the heart was still mostly vague to me.

I had the gift of a true spiritual guide appear in my life a few years ago.  She taught the concept of allowing us to feel, to seek out our feelings above all else.  I struggled with this and for months and months I would use the phrase, the F word…You know, the word FEEL, because it was difficult to allow this part of me to emerge and become present in my day and I would often become frustrated nurturing this new way of being into a way of life.  Yet I hung in there and kept learning the value of how to feel, to really feel.

Last year, in the few months before December, there was a barrage of very good teachers and guides, offering essays, blogs, and simple steps for awareness of what was possible with the approaching Shift.  I prepared throughout the year for what could be possible, I read most of what could be found and took it on, like the junkie I know myself to be!  Yet this work was different.  This work was specifically aimed at opening the heart, and opening ourselves up to our feelings….empowering our emotions… allowing our emotions to transition into feelings in the body.  

It was there, this awareness of how to connect through our feelings, that I learned how to feel the presence of myself in my body, to feel my heart, and to learn to trust what I felt, over what I thought.  I began to see my mind as an over active computer most of the time, spewing all sorts of data out there to guide, educate and inform, and holding onto much of the old histories and stories, much of what I was emotionally ready to release.  As I deepened my skills, went after my feelings, I could feel the rigidness of my mind, and I could contrast it with the softness and compassion exuding from my heart.  I was learning how to let my heart guide me….finally.

Now, as we have passed the mid mark of the year, there are signs all over our country, all over the world, of people awakening to the feelings of their hearts and following these feelings.  Yes!  There is an awakening going on, out on the planet, simultaneous to the awakening I finally discovered within myself. 

We are no longer separated from ourselves.  The ability to match a creative idea or concept to a feeling within the body has bridged the separation we have all experienced between what we think and what we feel.  Opening to the surrender of an emotion, and the sensations within our bodies, allows the emerging feelings to release us from the repetitive thought patterns that have restricted us from truly living.  Accepting all the different forms of feelings has opened us up from the limited 3D world and provided the access to the many additional dimensions possible.  Feelings… these are the transition portals into a way of living in the moment, seeing the possibilities, and detaching from the rigidity of how we exist, into how we create life in a new way.  Feelings have offered us freedom…Freedom to grow and expand.

My dear aunt is in her early eighties and she is on her computer all the time, reading and tracking what is out there.  I spoke with her the other day and she told me her favorite quote for last week.   “Don’t believe everything you think.”  I agree, and I would add, believe everything you feel.

The lyrics to the Avicii song Levels….
I get a good feeling
It’s a feeling that I’ve never, never had before!

Enjoy your feelings,