There have been a couple times in my life where I have been extremely activated and emotionally triggered by other people. Some of these occurrences were pleasurable and others... not so much at all.
Meditating has allowed me to clearly see all that is… not me. It has allowed me to strip away the layers of fear, guilt and shame that I was taught as a child to hold onto to survive in this world. It has enabled me to cast aside delusional ideas about who and what I am. Ultimately, it has cleared space for me to get connected to the truth: I am not my body, I am not my clothes, I am not my possessions, I am not an image that I have to keep up with, I am not my mind.
The practice of watching my mind has allowed me to tame it, to hush it when I need to. I’ve come to understand that all suffering does truly come from mind identification. When thinking stops, suffering stops. What’s left over? Peace, bliss, consciousness. The moment. Pure being in the moment, a connectedness to life.
By maintaining a more intimate relationship with my true self, I’ve been able to feel a more immense love and gratitude for my existence. The more I’ve learned to love myself, the more love I’ve drawn into my reality.
Soul Group + Star Family Members
Uninhibited self-love has brought me more accurate reflections of who I am into my life. This has come in the form of soul group and star family members. Meeting these kindred spirits has been overwhelmingly exciting and joyous.
Encountering close souls often feels like you’re meeting an old friend or family member. There’s an instant recognition followed by a full on emotional response within your entire body. At least, that what happens to me! Because the person makes you feel so happy, of course you want to spend time with them. A desire to get to know the person can turn into an obsession. It can be a lot like falling in love.
Of course you don’t need the other person to be happy. After all, they’re just parts of you that you’re grateful for. The other person isn’t going to complete you, but being around them, it can sure feel that way. Just as with a romantic relationship, we can delude ourselves into thinking that this new person is going to bring us into unity. All our problems will vanish. And they do for a bit. The other person is so wonderful to us that we narrow all our attention onto them. They help bring us into presence, into a unified state. But when the “honeymoon phase” wears off and we start to see the other person’s bad habits, we start to make bad associations about that person. With enough bad associations, love can quickly turn to hate. We part and are left alone once more in separation. And the search for unity continues…
But the search never ends. When we look outside ourselves for love, we find it, but it’s taken from us just as easily. What we’ve come to call “love relationships” are nothing more than a bunch of good associations. In truth, no one can complete us. We are already unified, whole. We can experience love at any moment by choosing to enter into it fully. And it’s up to us to GIVE joy, love and peace to the moment. No moment, no person, no place, nothing will ever bring us the love that we’re seeking. We already are that love.
The mind will continually trick you into believing that something outside yourself will bring you more love, but it’s a delusion. A temporal, unstable form of pleasure that will always turn to pain.
That being said, when you do meet someone from your soul group, and you will if you ask for it, remember that you don’t need that person to be happy. Enjoy the rush of emotion meeting the person brings, but don’t get lost in the chaos and forget about yourself.
If you choose the spiritual path, expect there to be some bumps on your evolutionary road. Choosing to consciously evolve means taking a look at your shadow aspects so you can learn how to work with them. This learning often comes in the form of another person. An enemy, if you will.
The people in my life who have emotionally triggered me to feel anger and pain were my greatest teachers. They’ve showed me parts of myself I’ve failed to recognize on my own.
Remember that if you’re feeling a strong aversion to someone or something, there’s always a reason. There’s always learning there. Often you’ll find that the person you’re feeling the aversion to is helping you clear karma. They’re showing you past ways of being that weren’t so pleasant. Showing you parts of yourself that aren’t so pretty. To deal with your shadow self being presented to you in the form of another, remember to breathe. Breathe down deep into your body. Feel the aliveness within your being, crawling from the tips of your toes to the crown of your head. Feel the aliveness all around you. Stay present by observing your environment and your mind. And forgive yourself. Forgive your enemies. Let go and move on. The only thing that matters is Now.
Past Life Friends
Sometimes old friends from other lifetimes will cross your path. When this has happened to me, the sensation in my body has been so overwhelming that I’ve felt the need to suppress my joy, fearing others would “see too much of me,” which obviously made things even more difficult.
When you run into a past life friends expect to feel extremely drawn to the person. Expect to feel extremely energized, excited and activated around them. Expect uncontrollable laughter. Expect to feel a little nuts actually!
To cope with the temporary insanity, talk. Talk to the person and tell them how you feel. You don’t have to make a grand proclamation of your affection for them, but if they truly are affecting you, tell them. Tell them you’re happy they’re here. Tell them whatever you need to. Don’t hold back for fear of saying something inappropriate. Trust that whatever comes out of your mouth is appropriate for the moment. Even if it’s “wrong” your friend will obviously forgive you because they’ve known you for so long!
Often when we meet a past life friend, the feeling is so overwhelming that we end up saying or doing nothing about it. Because we’ve been so conditioned by our society to act like robots, feeling and expressing such an intensity of emotion for no apparent reason is often called “crazy”. I’m here to tell you to throw the rules out the window. By now the majority of the population hopefully can see that our society is completely dysfunctional. Remaining sane in this world is insanity.
Follow your heart and screw the rules. Create your own rules to live by. Step outside the box you’ve been told to live in. Step outside the mind you’ve been told to stay in ALL DAY. Drift. Daydream. Explore. Step into unknown territory. And if you feel happy, shout it from the rooftops. Piss people off with your excitement for your beautiful existence. They’ll thank you later. ;)
You came here to live. Not to think of living.
Week 1 of my 2 week e-course: Find Your Life Purpose: Align Your Desires With Your Destiny has commenced. I will most likely be offering it again for a bit cheaper in January 2015 for anyone who missed the registration date. Sign up for my free newsletter to keep updated through the homepage of this site!
Thank Your Spirit Helpers!
In order to find students, I sent out my runners, indigenous spirit guides tied to the land I’m living in, to search for people who would benefit from my course. And as usual, they came through for me! :) I learned about runners or “scouts” from Sonia Choquette’s book, Ask Your Guides. I first tried connecting to mine to a few months ago to help me find a new apartment to live in. On the way to my first viewing, I asked my runners to go ahead and sort things out for me. At the viewing, I was surprised to actually really like the apartment I was shown. It was an older but spacious place that overlooked a beautiful ravine. I got along great with the landlord and signed a tenant agreement that very day. No drama, no hassle. Thanks to my spirit helpers! Drastically different than previous attempts at apartment hunting which have lasted for weeks!
I’ve come to understand that we all have a team of spirit helpers we can call upon for guidance at any time. Day by day I’m learning to trust in my intuition and familiarize myself with the subtle forms of energy that surround us. Realizing that I can’t control everything and learning to let go has been difficult for me in the past. But understanding that when I do that, I’m 100% supported, makes it all that much easier these days.
To thank my spirit helpers, I offer them fresh flowers. I don’t smell them directly but do enjoy the scent in the air. Spirit helpers love working for you, but they also love being appreciated and thanked for their help! Try placing fresh flowers in your sacred space and see what beautiful energy it attracts.
6 Week Affirmation Challenge
From Dec. 7th, 2014 – Jan. 17th, 2015, I will be repeating positive, empowering affirmations daily after meditation. I’m inviting my current students to join me and anyone else out there listening and reading to as well! It takes 6 weeks to ingrain new beliefs into your brain. It’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns. To direct your attention outside yourself and focus on everything wrong with your reality, to think about everything you don’t have. If you do this unconsciously for 6 weeks, whether you like it or not, that reality you’ve been thinking about, is your reality. Our perception of reality does indeed change our reality. So if we all switch over to a more loving state of consciousness where we’re focusing on the abundance in our life, where we remain present and stay grateful for what we DO have, our external realities will match. Feel free to join me for this experiment and let me know what changes you see in yourself and your world.
If you want peace on Earth, you must firstly become that peace. Be still and turn inward. Know that you are much bigger than your drama, your body, your job, your bills and your never-ending-to-do-list. You are much more powerful than the voice in your head that tells you to stay in fear, that tells you that worrying will bring you control. You are much grander than the image you keep up with on social media to feed your insatiable ego. You are infinite potential. It’s time you started acting like it.
A while ago I read the book, "The Way of Qigong" by Kenneth S. Cohen, and found a really enjoyable meditation to help clear away mental fogginess. I do this meditation often after staring too long at the computer screen or when I need a mental reset. It also is great for alleviating headaches.
After Nov. 21, 2014, registration will be closed! So sign up while you can. :D
I recently picked up a gorgeous labradorite stone necklace from a craft market in New Westminster, BC. It was made by Lynda & Al's One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Designs. They take custom orders: 604-754-0041.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and was first discovered in Labrador, Canada. It is, however, referenced in older Inuit tribes and is claimed to have fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis.
It's a magical stone, the choice of shamans and healers, that awakens one's innate psychic abilities. It strengthens the aura and can bring up memories from this life and past lives to be healed. It protects the wearer from the negativity and misfortunes of this world, allowing him/her to safely enter into deeper states of consciousness or visionary states. There is also a major healing aspect to the stone, helping the wearer to overcome addictions.
The Ancient Infinite
I recently fell in love with a new musician! He goes by the name of The Ancient Infinite. He makes folk music, but it is oh-so-much more! His lyrics are clever, trippy and hilarious and often include aliens, psychedelics, spirituality, and conspiracy theories as a theme. His raw, emotionally-charged, witty vocals had me hooked the first time I listened to him sing.
In my newest video, I paint a mural on my wall and feature 3 songs from The Ancient Infinite:
A Space Suit Odyssey
Do What I Can
Satanic Mind Control
p.s. As a final reminder... my 2 week e-course all about finding your life purpose starts on Nov. 22, 2014! You have until the 21st to sign up. Do so here:
I'm giving away a superfood recipe e-book I wrote for free to all the students who enrol in the course. There will also be a private group for everyone signed up to chat in. Upon the duration of the course, I'll be hosting a free Google+ chat so everyone can come chat with me about their experiences! It is going to be sweet and once again, I'm looking forward to working with you! :D
I believe that when you’re happy you’re are more in touch with what you are. You are more intimately connected to your true self, and to Source consciousness. When you say goodbye to delusional thoughts of unworthiness and connect to your spirit, you realize that at your core, you are an eternal presence and that presence is completely loving. At your core there is a bliss that never leaves you, different from the fleeting pleasure experienced from passing situations and emotions.
How do you connect to your true Being?
I like to dance. I like to shake my body and swerve my spine. It moves me out of my head and into my body, into my spirit. I become one with the dance and one with the moment:
I like to meditate. I become the silent watcher, observing the in-out flow of my breath, aware of the aliveness within me and all around me.
I also like to push my body to the limit. Run as fast as a can. Jump of cliffs into freezing cold water. Why? Because of the presence these activates bring. When I exercise, I don’t have time to dwell in the past or worry about the future. I exist in the Now and enter fully into the moment.
Why is staying on a high vibration important?
When all thoughts disappear and you enter into your Being, there is no choice for you but to experience true love. There is no more seeking to find it. From this place of pure presence and bliss, consciousness, energy, God, whichever you prefer, can work through you. The light you came here to spread into this world can be emitted easily. From this place of true power, you have more power to create. You came here to experience, to learn, to love and to create, didn’t you?
Feeling good and having an amazing life is a choice and making that choice is as easy as entering into the Now and accepting that you are already perfect.
Sign up for my new e-course!
My first e-course all about finding your life purpose starts on Nov. 22nd, 2014. You can find out more information by clicking here.
I've decided to create a private Facebook group where all the students enrolled in the course can get together, talk about their experiences, and inspire each other to have amazing lives! It's going to be so much fun! I look forward to working with you all!