Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Before I begin, I would just like to say good morning to my friend John Daltrey down in Tucson. I'm sorry I haven't called lately to see how you're doing. I've been swamped.
Back in March I think it was, I had my yearly numerology reading from the Master Numerologist Wes Hamilton (www.weshamilton.com) who I just adore. His readings are so helpful. They always help me focus better on what's in front of me. One of the things he said that is definitely true is that I'll be busier than I've ever been and he wasn't kidding. It's as if the minute I said yes to the Universe about wanting a new Center, everything has moved into warp speed. I love my new place and love the classes I'm teaching there. I feel very alive when I'm teaching people about their spiritual gifts and their intuition so I definitely know I'm on the right track.
My inner voice is really nagging at me to start a spiritual study group in June, studying the book Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth along with Around the World with Emmet Fox. Two very cool, life changing books that I would love to share with the whole world. Lately there are days where I think I'm crazy to take on one more project, but this inner knowing about time slipping away, haunts me. It really has been interesting to hear this inner voice almost daily telling me not to take time for granted and that I'm almost finished with what I came here to do. In spirit time, that could easily be another 5 years, so it's hard to know how long they're talking about, but I'm going to keep on going with the attitude of doing whatever I can each day to teach people about their inner voice. That's really the best gift any teacher can give their students is the knowledge of how to hear, listen to, trust and live by that inner voice. After that, everything else falls into place.
I love the students in my current psychic development class, both in person and on line. They are hungry for spirituality and for the answers and it's fun to watch the light bulbs come on over their head when a piece falls into place for them. I've already been feeling sad about them graduating in July. As everyone says these days, "it is what it is."
Life has gotten so strange. I thought when we got to 2013, things would calm down a bit. The last few years have been so doggone intense and I thought a break was coming, but so far, it hasn't slowed down at all. The disaster in Oklahoma scares me because it feels like it's just the beginning of some hellacious things with the weather. I usually love feeling the weather as I've mentioned in other blogs, but when I tune into the weather for the U.S. this summer, there's pictures and feelings that are totally chaotic.People really truly need to check in with their inner voice before leaving the house in the morning simply by asking if there's anything they've forgotten or need to bring with them. There's been alot of deaths in the news lately. Freaky accidents that you just don't expect to happen and I wonder if any of those people had a knowing about something going "wrong" that day.I wonder of parents had a strong urge to keep their child home that morning or give them an extra hug good-bye. Or the motorcyclist who ran into the rear of a cop car when the cop was trying to get to the scene of a robbery. Did that person have a knowing that it was his last day on earth? Because I'm so fascinated by intuition and it's guidance, I always wonder when such accidents happen if the people had a knowing. In today's tragedy, children on a field trip were walking along a path near the river looking for fossils when the earth gave way because of all the rain we've had and four children fell down into a sink hole. There was one little fourth grader who was interviewed because he narrowly escaped the fall and he simply said that he had taken a step backwards just before his friends fell. Did he have a knowing to take that step backwards? One child died, two were rescued and they are still searching for the fourth child.
I've heard of one well known channeler saying that 2013 is going to feel like we're having a full moon every night. That wasn't very good news. But once again I state emphatically that if we are tuning into our inner voice in the morning, asking it what we need to know or do about this day before we even begin it, that we will get the guidance we need. Some students tell me they are afraid to listen to their inner voice for fear of what it will tell them and the picture that comes to mind is a little turtle pulling his head inside his shell. That's not a good way to tackle life in these times. We need to be brave little soldiers and be prepared spiritually for the day. The other key to maintaining sanity is to only be concerned about the day in front of us. That's all we've got is the present day and if we really really realize that, we will not get overwhelmed and we can handle whatever comes our way.
I was just snowing here in the Twin Cities two weeks ago so it's really hard to wrap my head around the fact that this weekend is Memorial Day???? My inner knowing has been very silent about doing much work in the yard which always makes me wonder what's coming. Every May I ask for guidance as to when I can plant new flowers and start working in the yard and so far, I'm getting nothing. No response which tells me to cool it on buying new flowers to plant. The word winds just came to me so that means high winds and not yet.
I'll keep you posted on how this turns out.
I think it's time to say good night. I could go on and on with random thoughts, but that's what they are. Random thoughts. I just want everyone out there to be wise today and listen to that inner voice for any guidance it has for you.The other thought that comes is to not fight change because change is inevitable this summer. That's what we're here to do is to keep having new experiences and allow life to change so that we can change and grow. Remember that everything here is providing an opportunity for us to grow as spiritual beings.
I'm going to say good night to all of you now and a special good night to my friend John D. in Arizona.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers
Once again, it's been awhile. The last time I blogged I said that I didn't get this new space for teaching my classes, but I ended up getting it and I've been working on it ever since which is why I haven't taken the time to blog.
First of all, I'd like to say good morning to my friend John D. in Tuscon. I've referenced him before in my blogs as he is the man who sends me post cards when it's time for me to blog again. John has recently been diagnosed with cancer and told me the other night he's not going to do the chemo/radiation thing which I was glad to hear. He said he doesn't want to spend his remaining time on earth puking and being sick all the time and I admire that choice. He sounded very at peace with the ending of his life coming soon. I've recently had a couple of other friends get diagnosed with cancer and both of them fought it really hard with the chemo and radiation and were so sick they didn't do anything but sleep. No visits with family. No joy in their life. They did everything they could to kill the cancer and they ended up dying anyway. If we're in sync with our life plan, we'll know if the end is near or if this is a life experience our soul chose to have and should fight to survive. Hopefully some day down the road, doctors will have enough integrity to tell us the truth when diagnosed with cancer. Does it intuitively feel like we should fight or surrender and enjoy the time we have left. I've told God on many occasions, if I get cancer, I'll know its my time to go and I will surround myself with family and friends and do whatever I can to enjoy the time I have left.
When my dear friend Dr. Marcie N. got cancer, we both had a knowing it was a life experience and not the end of her life and she did everything she could to survive, which she did. She didn't get sick from the chemo or radiation. She just slept alot and took really good care of herself. She is alive today, many years later and has a deepened her appreciation for life even more than before.
Let's move on to something I want to tell you about. It's a book called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan. I've got so many thoughts about this book and it's author. First of all, I highly recommend it. Many of you have read my book Echoes of the Soul and in the book I talk about the different levels in heaven. Levels 5 through 7 were hard to describe in words because it's all so much more than just three dimensional words. It's soul knowings. Here I go trying to find the words again and they elude me.
Billy Fingers did a great job of conveying those levels to his sister Annie and Annie did a great job of conveying them to us. What was interesting to me is that Billy seemed to experience those levels first and then experienced levels 1 through 4. It's a fascinating read and I hope you read it.
The part that made me sad was Annie's struggle with believing she wasn't crazy and worrying about what others would say about her deceased bad boy brother "channeling" information to her about the afterlife. As I read each chapter she gets more and more peaceful about it and obviously by the end of the book she felt fine with "coming out" to the world about this wonderful information. I haven't gotten to the end yet, so I can only assume she's doing fine with it by now. Once you turn a manuscript in, it generally takes up to a year before it's published, so the author has alot of time to prepare for people's reactions.
When I was reading Annie's struggle with sharing this information with others, I got on my high horse about religion being so irresponsible when it comes to talking about gifted people. When, when, when is this going to stop? This week In my Tuesday night psychic development class I talked to them about the Bible, specifically the gift of prophecy and told them there is alot of support in Corinthians about having this gift. Why is religion so irresponsible about this? There are so many gifted people out there in the world who are feeling so bad about what they can do. They try praying it away. They go to church to get counsel from their minister, pastor or rabbi, only to be told to stop doing it. WTF???
WAKE THE BLEEP UP. It's the 21st Century. Stop with all the negativity and fear based crap that you teach people about the Gifts of the Spirit. I get so angry because I deal with this negativity on a daily basis. People ashamed to be related to me, people who say I'm delusional, ENOUGH with the negativity.
My mom has always told me to pray for those people and I will continue to. A few of them I've sent thank you notes to, for making me stronger in my mission to teach people the truth about the Gift of Prophecy. I'm grateful to people like Annie Kagan and all the other "new age" authors out there, sharing what they've learned about the afterlife, to ease people's minds and help them prepare for that part of their journey.
Religion will tell you that the prophets only existed back in Biblical times and THAT my friends is a bunch of hooey. God continues to talk through modern day prophets to share important information with people and our job is to learn to discern between the good prophets and the not so good prophets. The Bible talks about both and tells us to learn to discern between the two. Jesus told us we'll know in our hearts who speaks truth and who doesn't and that is where our responsibility lies. Learning how to discern between the good and the not so good. And that carries through into all of our life experiences. Another life lesson we come to learn.
Okay, time to climb down from my high horse. As you can see, my buttons definitely get pushed when I see someone struggling with their gift because of what others will say. I'm so grateful that Annie came to terms with her gift. Check out The Afterlife of Billy Fingers. It's a very good book. I don't want it to end.
My new book, What Happens When We Die will be out in October. I'll be back soon with info on an upcoming tour to Greece in October I'm doing with Dr. Eben Alexander, the best selling author of Proof of Heaven.
Have a sun filled day John.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
No new Center for now.
If memory serves me correctly, the last time I blogged was back at the beginning of December when I was just starting the HCG diet. That ended up going very well. I lost 30 lbs in 40 days which is really exciting and I'm slowly getting used to this new weight. A person really needs to change their mind set with weight loss as I still expect to see the old me in the mirror and am continually surprised to see the new me. It's fun to put on clothes I haven't worn for awhile. It's all fun and it feels great. The timing had to be right though. I needed to really cooperate with the diet in order for it to work. In the past I've fought diets all the way through and started to gain it back as soon as I reached my goal. I wasn't mentally ready for a new me but I am now.
What I want to blog about today is this interesting experience that's been going on with me for awhile. I really miss the old Center that I used to have and been longing to create another one. The desire was getting stronger and stronger, so I started looking at buildings, assuming that the desire meant the timing was right.
I found a building that felt and looked like it was supposed to be the new Center. The rent was high but I knew that if my inner voice agreed with it, it would all work out. I met with some of the women that used to work out of the old Center and we were all getting pretty excited BUT there was a nagging feeling intuitively. It wasn't saying yes, it wasn't saying no. It wasn't saying anything other than a feeling of pause. The landlady gave me a copy of the lease and I felt an even bigger pause. Daily I would ask God/Universe to please guide me to my highest good and my inner voice remained silent except for that feeling.
One thing I've learned over the years about the silence with the still small voice is that it means I'm going through a learning period and that I need to pay attention to everything going on. I was excited about
having my own place again, excited to be able to teach as many classes as I want to without worrying about the schedule at the various places I rent now, excited to decorate it with funky stuff from the Cottage House, excited to provide my students with a sense of their own place again. It all seemed fun and magical and yet, as the date March 1st kept creeping up, the inner anxiety seemed to be overwhelming the excitement.
My mind got practical and started thinking about tables, chairs, coffee pots, coffee and tea. Paper towels and toilet paper. Rugs, plants, refrigerator and microwave. Shoveling, garbage, utilities, a sign for the building, paint for the walls. All things I used to have at the old Center but gave away when we closed up shop. The idea of trying to pull all of that together became overwhelming to me. Friday night at meditation I asked the Universe to please give me clear guidance and the next morning, I heard the words "get a cup of coffee, go sit in front of the place and you'll know what to do" which is exactly what I did.
Instead of trying to figure out how I was going to make the whole thing work, I started thinking "what if I don't do this now" and I felt a peace come over me. I could feel my inner voice reacting finally. It felt like it was saying "finally, you're getting it." My will was so strong to get a place that I needed to work through it from beginning to end and realize the timing wasn't right. I needed the whole experience to show me what's important to me and what is no longer important.
What's most important to me is that I teach people about their intuition, their psychic abilities and their oneness with God. Teach about healing. Teach about getting to know the real God instead of the Biblical God. People have so many issues with God and they don't know if they should love him or hate him. Fear him or revere him. For those of you reading this who are struggling with a personal relationship with God, I wrote a book called Look for the Good and You'll Find God that can be most helpful to you on your spiritual journey.
Many people think that only people interested in becoming a professional psychic would take a psychic development class, but seldom is that the case. Maybe in a class of sixty, five people go on to be professional psychics, but the rest of the class is there to learn how to use their abilities in their day to day life, in their jobs, raising their children and grandchildren. We have all psychic abilities and I want to help people understand those abilities and work with them rather than fear them.
I'm almost sixty five years old which means I don't have that much time left to "git er dun." The obituary is full of people my age, so with the time I do have left, I want to teach as much as I can.
Watch my website www.echobodine.com for upcoming classes. Besides a psychic development class starting Tuesday, March 26th and an on-line psychic class starting March 17th, I want to do a healer mentorship class and a spiritual study group. This is what's important.
I feel so relieved. So back on track. Don't you hate that feeling when you're doing something that goes against your path, but you just keep trying to make it happen anyway? Thank God spring is coming. We have alot to look forward to.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Many people have emailed asking me for my thoughts about the Connecticut shootings.
People who have guns have a responsibility to keep them locked up, especially if they have someone else living in the house. It doesn't matter if you're four years old like the little boy who accidentally shot his little brother last month in Minneapolis, or the teen-ager who took his mom's guns in Connecticut and went on a shooting spree. We can't wait for the government to deal with their political crap and create gun control.
This is a major wake up call for everyone who owns a gun to be smart about it. Don't assume your kids know better. They see violence on tv all the time, so to them it's a normal part of life. You get angry, you shoot someone. You kill someone.
Someone asked me today if this is how our world is going to be from now on. Our world has been like this for a long, long time. Life is waking us up right now, asking us to make changes. Asking us what kind of world we want to live in. As I wrote in a blog on Sunday, there is some pretty heavy duty energy out there right now and it's there to shock us and get our attention.
We can't control people, no matter how much we try. What we can do is listen to our inner voice for guidance on a daily basis and check in with it when we're headed out somewhere. We can be safe. It will let us know if we are in danger. People have told me they feel immobilized with fear since this shooting and I'm sorry to hear that but we do not have to be victims to people's mental health issues. WE HAVE DIVINE GUIDANCE WITHIN US that is there to ALWAYS GUIDE US. A few years ago I was going to the boat show with my former boyfriend and that whole morning I had a gut feeling of kind of a creepy feeling about the show. I asked my inner voice several times if I shouldn't go and I got that it was okay to go BUT something was going to happen that wasn't good. I weighed letting my boyfriend down and not going or going to find out what this feeling was. If I would have gotten a clear NO I would not have gone, but this one was a wavering feeling, so I went. Half way through the show, I stepped onto a very slippery step on one of the boats and broke my foot in two places. I was on crutches for two months in winter time. It was a major drag.
Why didn't my intuition tell me a big fat NO? I learned a lot from the experience that I wouldn't have learned otherwise, so looking back I'm grateful for the experience.
We are not victims to this world we live in but we have to listen to our inner voice on a daily basis.
If you don't know how to do this, get a copy of my book called A Still Small Voice and read it several times. It is a great little book on living by your intuition. We all have it. Men, women, children and our pets. We all have inner divine guidance.
Life on this planet will continue to give us experiences to learn from. And they are usually not easy but our souls chose to come here anyway. I can guarantee you if you are still here right now as we make this energy shift, you are stronger than you think. Don't let fear lock you up. Tune in and get connected to that divine voice within.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
It's been close to two months since my last blog and once again I apologize for that. My dear sweet mom passed away on October 4 and life definitely changed that day. I went inward for awhile because I needed to just be with the grief for awhile but as time passed and I've been in communication with her on three different occasions, I'm coming back out which feels good. I was able to finish my latest book What Happens When We Die. I had been stuck on the last chapter forever but after dealing with such a deep personal loss, the words just flowed out of me. Unfortunately the book won't be in the stores till next fall, but when it does get out there in the world, I really believe it will help a lot of people dealing with loss.
Speaking of loss, we are now dealing with the loss of the beautiful souls in Connecticut. Yes we need some sort of gun control, but it goes deeper than that. Look at the violence in the movies, on tv and in video games. Look at the age of all the shooters. Their generation grew up on violence. It's everywhere they look. No, I'm not excusing their behavior, but I'm saying that the constant message they are receiving is that this kind of thing is okay. I wish religions would get with the program and teach that karma is real. This isn't some made up pot smoking hippie ideology. When these shooters get to heaven after killing themselves, they are faced with all the souls they just murdered. The children are asking for their parents, the murdered adults want to get back to their families. It's a mess. So if any of you are thinking that these shooters are not impacted by what they did, it is quite the opposite. They are heavily impacted with it. What we do unto others is what is done to us. It's the Golden Rule, pure and simple. There are several loved ones of these victims on the other side that will help them with this. And there is plenty of angelic and other loving helpers there that help when these type of things happen. But that's over there and we have things to deal with on this side. It's going to be interesting to watch this whole gun control issue work itself out if it even does. What a shame that politics controls so much of our lives but then again, they are a reflection of us.
I've spent a lot of time in prayer (talking to God )and meditation (listening to God) and what keeps coming is that OUR INTUITION IS CONTINUALLY GUIDING US AND WE AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION.
My intuitive sense is that there's still one more thing coming before the end of the year. This is a tough time for those of us remaining on the planet. Have you noticed how many souls left this year. A heavy year of quick, shocking deaths. The energy that's out there right now is quick and shocking. (Uranus). I'm not much of an astrologer so I can't explain it in astrological terms but psychically my sense is that we are being pushed pushed pushed to give up the things in our life that are causing pain to us or the people around us. Old negative patterns are in our face right now. Alcoholics/addicts are getting slammed with DWI's. Marriages are being confronted with the un-happiness that everyone tries to ignore. If you have an unhealthy relationship with money, the consequences of that will be smacking you in the face. This isn't a time for sissies and I believe that's why so many souls have left this year.
The world isn't coming to an end next Friday, but can you see how the Universe is trying to make a shift in your life so that you are a happier person? It's gonna keep it up too. It's like you can hear the Universe saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
So what would you say that you are resisting to change in your life that is causing you unhappiness? My thing is my weight. I've hated being this big and yet, I hate diets. The weight isn't good for my body, my knees or my back, but I've been very resistant to doing anything about it. Finally, the Universe has been giving me lots of signs and also a great deal of encouragement that now is the time to do this. Get rid of it once and for all, and that's what I'm doing. There's a diet called HCG that's been around since the 50's but it's been updated and I think more safe and effective. I've been on it for a week and have already lost 11.5 pounds. Yup. It works that fast. Many people asked me if I was sure I wanted to do it during the holidays and the thought I had was that I could gain more weight through December and then have that much more to lose in January or I could avoid all the sugary treats in December and get ahead of it all.
A couple of my friends started around the same time I did, after one of our friends lost 28 lbs in 40 days, and it's fun to do it with others. We all support each other in letting go of the one thing we've held on to for so long. It's very very cool. In case you're interested in doing this with us, the nutritionist/nurse is Taiha Wagner and her number is 612-309-0407. She's here in the Twin Cities. Maybe we should start a support group for HCG'ers.
The last thing I want to share before saying goodbye this time is that when I was meditating, the word community kept coming to me. I've been asking God to show me what the next part of my work is supposed to be about and the word community keeps coming to me. I want to create this amazing community around the world of people who live by their inner voice. We already have the website: www.trusthevoicewithin.com but I need to be a lot more active with it and at this point, I'm not sure what that looks like. I would love to see support groups all over the globe of people living by their inner voice. I've written a book called A Still Small Voice that helps you understand intuition and how to live by it, if you are someone who isn't sure what all of this means. We just have to make this shift from the old way of only living from our heads, to living with the divine intelligence and guidance from within. That doesn't mean we don't need our minds but they are meant to work as a partnership. Our intuition guides us and our mind carries it out. It's a great partnership.
If you need help letting go of your resistance, you can always send an email to the healing pen pals on my website: www.echobodine.com. Click on it and you'll be shown what to do.
Thanks for visiting today. Sorry for the long delay. I think I'm back.
P.S. If you would like to read astrologically what's happening right now, be sure to read Nancy Jernanders's astrological update for December on the intuition website www.trustthevoicewithin.com
Friday, August 24, 2012
I just tried doing a reading for a long time client and once again, the guides were very selective about what they said and they kept it very short. The trend that I've seen happening in readings lately is that the guides are saying that God and our guides are really putting an effort into communicating with us right now and many people aren't recognizing it.
Have you been feeling guided to take more alone time for yourself lately? Is the Universe setting things up so that you have more quiet times these days? Lately I've been so aware of amaze of how much spirit activity there is right now on earth. Good Spirit Activity. Some people assume all spirit activity is negative but ;lately when someone emails me about a "ghost" problem in their home, I'm asking them to really give thought to what it feels like when the "ghost" is trying to get their attention and alot of people are telling me that it never occurred to them that it would be anything good.
Last night in my Advanced Psychic Class we were talking about spirit activity in our homes and many of the students are having spirit experiences. It was good to talk about them and help people realize that a lot of what we're hearing right now, the banging and tapping, mumbled voices or sparks of light are all positive indications that their guides are trying to communicate. In the past I would have immediately assumed the person has a ghost when they called or emailed about these kinds of symptoms, but now that there is this shift taking place, it's not ghosts as much as it's honest to goodness spirit communication.
Remember that a spirit is simply the soul of someone who is physically deceased, so many of these visits could be deceased relatives. If you are having these kinds of experiences, don't panic. Let the experience play out. They communicate to us in their own way. Remember that they do not have voice boxes like we do, so they need to be creative in how they get our attention. if you can grab a piece of paper and pencil, sit down, close your eyes and just write whatever words or feelings come to you, that might help understand the communication. Unfortunately if you're head starts trying to figure it out, you might write down all kinds of scary stuff you saw in a movie, so try, really try not to engage your mind in the experience. You can analyze it after it's over but not while it's happening.
Even though this is not where I meant to be going in this blog, I think it's pretty important to mention it because it's going to be happening a lot for the next several months. The folks on the other side are trying very hard to give us guidance right now. We are a changing planet. Our consciousness is really trying to shift and as I said in a couple of blogs again, the old is hopefully moving on and the new is coming in. The image that just came to me is the old telegraph machine. Are we going to let it go once and for all and let the new ways of communication come in or are we going to continue to live on this planet the same old way. This new energy is trying so hard to shift things for us. To make life easier rather than harder.
Unfortunately many people don't believe they deserve life to be easier...........remember that old suffering message that plays over and over in your head that I mentioned a few blogs ago? Well the messages I've been getting are for people to really let go of having to do life the same old way and be willing to continue to progress in terms of how we do things on the planet.
I don't want to get sidetracked. I started the blog to write about listening to the guidance from within and I want to stay on that train of thought. Have you notice how often men on tv shows are referring to their gut??? OMG. I get so excited every time I hear someone make mention of it. I love how intuition is waking up in the consciousness of the men. Women have known for centuries that they have this internal gut knowingness and now we're seeing this huge shift in men realizing they have it as well.
I LOVE IT.
Something I realized with my last client is that many people just need to know they are on the right track. We can feel these changes coming and many people want to know what it all means, but the guidance I'm receiving for many of my clients is to listen daily for guidance and trust that all is in divine order.
I know many of you don't like the word meditation (same reaction I have to the word e x e r c i s e) but if you could make an effort to have some quiet time in your day that could be very helpful for you. Maybe go for a walk by yourself (or with your dog of course) and ask the Universe/God if it has any guidance for you.
You want to be relaxed. You want to be in a mental place of receiving. Of course you can chat all you want, but you need to give God time to talk back. That's what meditation is.
The thing that people get frustrated with is that they think God's voice should be like James Earl Jones, but the bummer is that it isn't. It's soft, subtle and has a feel about it of "a knowing." Sometimes it has a female sense about it and other times it's a male energy.
Have you ever heard yourself say "I just know this". That's knowing. That comes from inner guidance.
I'm writing this blog because I want you to be fully aware that there is guidance all around you right now and for the next several months. We always had guidance but as I said earlier, they are making a very concentrated effort to communicate with us.
I also wanted to let you know I've decided to change the readings I've been doing. For many years I've done five questions, 45 minute long readings for $200 and I will continue to do those, but now I'm also going to offer two questions, 22 minutes long for $100. I think it might be helpful for people to have a couple of choices.
I guess that's it for now. I've had this enormous feeling in my heart lately to somehow come through this computer and hug each one of you that reads my books and blogs and Friends me on Facebook.
We're all in this shift together, so let's make it a good one.
ps. If you have a healing need, remember that you can always go to www.echobodine.com/healingpenpals/ and request healing for you or a loved one. Our program is free. We have 140 wonderful healers ready to help.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Nature of Masculine and Feminine Energy
Tonight I can literally feel Mercury getting ready to move forward tomorrow, and that definitely puts a huge smile on my face! For those of you who understand astrology, both my sun and rising sign are ruled by Mercury and my brain sure feels scrambled when it's retrograde. Fortunately that ends tomorrow!
We can all breathe a sigh of relief about all forms of communication, travel plans and beginning new projects. I'm sure it affects other things as well, but these are the ones most commonly thought of when Mercury goes retro.
I'd like to say more about the male/female energy that I made reference to in my last blog because I may have given a negative impression about the male energy and I didn't mean to. I'd like to clarify the characteristics of male and female energy because some people think when we're talking about male/female energy that we're talking about men and women. We are (sorta/kinda), but it's a bit different. (Bear with me, it gets less confusing later!)
One of the reasons our souls reincarnate is to become completely balanced beings, and the way we do that is by living many lives as a man, and many lives as a female. We need to have complete understanding of both sexes when we reach the fifth level in heaven (it has seven, although some say eight).
My teacher taught us that in order to sit on the "right hand of God" (another way to say the ultimate goal of reincarnation); we need to no longer be in judgment of anyone. We need total understanding of each sex.
God is a complete balance of male and female energy, and because we are striving to know our oneness with God, we need to recognize the masculine and feminine in ourselves. The Bible says we are made in God's image and likeness and many people don't know what that means, so let's take a look at what masculine and feminine energy is.
Characteristics commonly associated with men : Intellectual, courageous, disciplined, competitive, aggressive/assertive, practical, hard working, mechanical, strong, protective, leaders/rulers, hunters, sexual, loving and fathers.
Characteristics commonly associated with women: nurturers, creative, loving, compassionate, vulnerable, sensitive, empathic, romantic, emotional, talkers, intuitive, observant, spontaneous, socially sensitive, and mothers.
None of us is only female or only male. We all have many of both characteristics. Some of us may seem more masculine, which means we've lived many male lives and need to focus on embracing our feminine side. Many of us seem very feminine, which means we need to embrace our masculine side more.
The fun part is realizing that we have both masculine and feminine characteristics within ourselves and as we grow from life experiences, we become clear on how beneficial both parts of us are.
What is Your Body Telling You?
Have you ever noticed if most of the injuries to your body occur on one side or the other? The right side symbolizes the masculine side and the feminine side is the left side.
My sense is that whichever side is prone to injury or illness is your stronger side, and you came in to learn to give more attention to your other side. My male side has always been very critical of my female side. And all my injuries and health challenges have been on the right side of my body. I've had to learn to speak up for my female side and honor her, which has been tough for me. Creativity, spontaneity, vulnerability were all things I shied away from until I started to realize the value in each one of them. Then I started to embrace them and it's changed my life.
In a previous post I was making reference to the old male energy, I'm talking about what I call the "John Wayne consciousness." The beat 'em up, shoot 'em kind of energy that gets no one anywhere but dead. It's prideful, boastful, egotistical and usually pretty self centered and that's the kind of energy that needs to change in our government.
It's time to move towards the feminine energy of reasoning things out, getting creative with new solutions, giving birth to a new way of doing things rather doing the same things over and over hoping for different results. The old prideful, egotistical "my way or the highway" consciousness needs to step aside for the new, creative more nurturing way to comes into being on the planet. When both sides work together for the good of this planet, we will truly see heaven on earth.
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