Connecting to Source… A Reminder for Us All

Eight years ago I left myself a message on a blog that I am delighted to rediscover today. Here is something I am honored to share with you. Bless you.


Connecting to Source

Generally when angels/spirits speak to me I don’t just hear them with my outer ears. It is more of a knowing in the mind. I “hear” them as if I’m hearing my own thoughts. It’s like I hear myself saying words in my mind; but I am aware that I didn’t just think up the words on my own. I often describe the experience as similar to how we read for meaning (but reading silently), taking the time to hear ourselves sounding out the words in our minds. When we read slowly in this way, trying to capture the meaning of a passage or the gist of a set of instructions, it is as if we can “hear” our thoughts.

Messages from the spirit world most often come to me in this way. Communication is quite simple. I ask a thought in my mind in this “reading for meaning” way, and the answer is heard in words in my mind in the same way; but I didn’t think it up on my own. This type of communication can be done with plants, animals, rocks, and even the self. We can ask ourselves what we need to know and tap into our inner being to receive the answer. We can tap into the source of consciousness that we are all a part of.

We are not simply beings apart from the world who are running around on the face of the earth with no connection to anything or anyone. Our physical bodies are separate from one another; but we are more than the sum of our parts. We are spiritual beings inhabiting these vessels we call bodies. Our spiritual nature is not disconnected from everything else the way our physical bodies are.

Our spirits can transcend our physical bodies. Our spirits can expand to connect with other spirit bodies. Think of the spirit as something between a gas and gel, just for visualization purposes. (This is not a scientific characteristic of the spirit.) As we expand our spirit selves to connect with other spirit selves, we can experience the other similar to the way that a gas, being heavier than oxygen, can move in a path along the floor to fill a room; but still be separate from the oxygen above it. The gas envelops all around it and still remains what it was to begin with. Unlike a gas, though, no matter how far out our spirits expand, they do not become less dense. They do not dissipate. They can readily draw back into the shell of the human body with all their intelligence intact. More like a gel, the spirit can mingle with other spirits without fear of losing any part of itself. There’s just no literal analogy that I can think of that would illustrate this principle well.

As one expands the spirit, one can experience the spiritual nature of anything. Yes, anything. It is as if a part of you becomes whatever it is that you are experiencing. This is because we are a part of everything we see around us. We are not disconnected from our world. A part of me is the grass outside my door. A part of me is the sunrise. A part of me is the desk on which I work. A part of me is the birds in the cage in my window. A part of me is my neighbor. Understanding this gives us a clearer comprehension of how we fit into this world, this life, and this plan. It is no accident that we are alive today.

This is the plan. We chose this life. We are a part of this world, this galaxy, this universe, this time, this place, this experience. We are this experience. We are this life. We are this universe. People get so concerned about how to “develop their psychic skills” when all that is really necessary is to simply quiet the mind and allow the inner self to acknowledge what it knows.

I find myself telling people all the time, “You already know this.” I even tell myself this. We already know what we need to know. We already have the answers we are seeking. But we doubt, worry, and fear. We think that knowledge and wisdom are hard to get. We believe that we are incapable of greatness. Bunk! We are greatness. Each of us. This is not hooplah to feed the ego. The ego doesn’t serve us well.

To understand this, we set aside the ego and allow ourselves to acknowledge that part of us that is a part of our children, our parents, our loved ones, our neighbors, our coworkers, our friends. We acknowledge that part of us that is part of the madman who cut us off in traffic, the letter carrier bringing our mail, the clerk behind the counter, and the stranger passing us on the street. We acknowledge that part of us that is part of the divinity that created us.

We embrace our divine nature as we allow ourselves to consider that we are more than the sum of our physical makeup. We are part of a greater whole. I am you and you are me; so I love you when I love me, and I can love me because I am part of the creation and the creator. There is a connectedness in me that is in everyone who lives today, who ever has lived, and whoever shall live. This connectedness transcends all boundaries. It is not bound by place or time. It is not bound by will or desire. It is not bound by human constraints.

We are connected whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, whether we believe it or not. Refusing to accept the connectedness only serves to create conflict within us. Isolating ourselves from the connectedness simply creates chaos, confusion, and loneliness. Disconnectedness allows negative feelings to fill our vessels.

As we allow ourselves to move beyond our self-imposed boundaries and to connect to that which is beyond our physical vessel, we feel more at peace, more whole, more fulfilled. We needn’t fear this connectedness. It is our true nature. It is what makes us whole.

We can spend our entire lives searching for what will make us feel fulfilled; but all we have to do is allow ourselves to be what we truly are. As we allow ourselves to be our spiritual natures, to experience what is within as we connect to what is, that is when we truly know what it is to be. I am that I am. How can we understand that unless we allow ourselves to experience?

Originally Posted July 15, 2007

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Crystal Source has Added MORE Meeting Space in the HEB Area for Spiritual Events!

I am excited to share Crystal Source’s announcement that they have acquired more space to rent in the suite next door to the store! There are already lots of wonderful events going on at Crystal Source. Now there will be even more!

Crystal Source, the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection, in Hurst, Texas has exciting frequent activities to enhance spiritual growth and enlightenment!

The space is to be used by many people. It is perfect those who need space for events, but don’t want the burden of renting a whole business property on their own. Rooms are rented by the hour or hours, group size, and by weekend workshop rates.

SPOILER ALERT! There will be a big Wellness Expo in October with 40 or more vendors! You won’t want to miss it! Follow Crystal Source events on Meetup to be the first to know what’s in the planning, and grab a calendar at the store.

Crystal Source has a nice 6000 square feet of space for some fabulous events. It is a great place for massage, Reiki, meditations, sound healing, Tarot, Akashic readings, Oneness healing, energy work, celebrations, holistic fairs, etc.

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Releasing Attachments, and What and Where is Spirit

This may very well be the most unpopular blog-post I ever write. I am writing it from the space of most pure love in my heart. I pray that you will be in the most pure space of your heart for your own peace of mind and well-being as you receive it.

Let me address the second part of the blog title a little to begin with, and I will come back to it again later. You may be familiar with Native American or religious beliefs that teach something to with everything being spirit. Science tells us that we are literally made up with the stuff of the cosmos. Asking, “what is Spirit”, may be a little like asking, “what is space?” We now know that space is not empty, yet we cannot completely identify what is there. Spirit is that part of you that cannot be measured, and it is much more than that. Spirit is the light source of our eternal souls, and it within all of us. I have come to believe that everything truly is Spirit. My personal experience with that has come in many ways over the years. You may have some similar experiences. I can remember as a child feeling a part of the melody of nature as I felt the wind across my face, smelled the grass, honeysuckle and leaves, and as I touched a leaf, a rose or the bark of a tree. This is Spirit. Spirit is felt in recollection of moments of feeling what my pet felt, feeling it in love, in peace and in sorrow reaches the sinews of my heart even now after many, many years. This is the empathy of Spirit. Teaching meditation principles, from this one who said for many years, “I can’t meditate”, not realizing that I was meditating all the while, I often share this thought. Meditation is the space of the soul. There are many practices that can enhance meditation in one way or another. Do whatever feels right to you for your meditation practice. Most importantly, be fully present in any meditation moment. Whether you are saying your morning prayer, enjoying a sunset, touching a flower, or gazing into the water in the basin, each of these is a meditation moment wherein your soul can connect to Spirit in a peaceful, loving, quieting stillness that soothes your heart and enlightens your intelligence. Any moment of connection can be an inspiration, a healing balm and a space of peace, even in the midst of chaos and disaster. Oneness is being in the space of Spirit more completely than in our everyday existence. In that space we can know that all is Spirit. We can find Spirit in all that is.

One thing we concern ourselves with in meditation, in hypnosis, and in finding peace in our lives is letting go of that which is not in alignment or alliance with our benefit and well-being. We may refer to these things as “attachments”. Are attachments Spirit? Yes, they are Spirit in that all is Spirit. Is there a certain energy to whatever it is that you would prefer to release from your current life situation? Of course there is. When you meditate you see it more clearly. You can narrow down your focus to identify a specific aspect of what you desire to release: a certain frequency of it. Perhaps you see it as a color in your mind’s eye. Perhaps you sense it as a particular feeling. You know what you want to release. You can identify it. You can name it. It exists. You may visualize it as a darkness or heaviness of your aura or in your body. You may have an awareness of it in some other way. This attachment may be a thought that nags in your mind. It might be an experience that just stays with you. It may be a personality trait that pops up in people who come into your life. It may be a fear that prevents your progress in some way. Whether your attachment is a thought, emotion, person, ghost or demon, the way to release it is the same. Since all is Spirit, and Spirit is Source energy, you release it with love and peace to the light of Source. Everything that exists has a purpose. This dispensation is governed by one immutable law: freedom of choice. In order for there to be choices there must be challenge. How could we choose what we desire if we ONLY had what we desire in our lives? There prevail in this world, in this manifestation of existence, those things that challenge us to identify what we choose for our lives. When we release the unwanted with love and appreciation to the light of Source, they may move in their present state of being or in a transmuted state to where ever Source identifies that they may best serve their Divine purpose. We are not separate from Source. We are, as all that exists is, a part of Source. We are stars in the matrix of Source, all connected, all a part of one another. Releasing attachments is letting go. Why does anything become an attachment? It is because we draw it to us, of course. You may say, “But I would never ask for this to be in my life.” The law of manifestation or attraction advises us that what we give our thought, focus and attention to is what shows up more and more in our lives. The challenge, then, is to let go of that thought, emotion and focus. We do that by giving thought, emotion and focus to peace, love and harmony. Meditation alone releases many attachments for us. When we find ourselves attracting more of what we don’t want to our lives, as if we were a vacuum for all that we do not desire, the surest way to release it is by loving it. We thank this unwanted attachment for serving its purpose in contrast and challenge. After all, we drew it into us, even if we did not understand that we invite, we beckon, we call, we entice, we draw to us that which we do not desire by allowing the thought of it to charge us with undesirable emotion and overwhelming disdain. The answer, then is so obvious that we overlook it or deny its veracity. If we draw the undesired to us by our empowered thought, emotion and focus upon it with antipathy; then we repel it with the opposite emotion. We release it with kindness and love, and even with sympathy. We fill our hearts and minds with gratitude, peace and love, and release the unwanted attachment to be transmuted, if that is the most benevolent action or guided by the light of Source, the radiant glow of Spirit, to manifest in the most loving way.

I have been given two enlightening visions over the years that changed the course of my understanding of the Spirit World. The first came many years ago. I saw myself driving down a long stretch of road in the darkness. The road was lined on both sides with people standing side by side for many miles. The people were ghosts, or the spirits of people rather than humans in the flesh. My realization from this vision was that spirits exist all around us all the time. We often speak of realms of existence, planes, dimensions or parallel worlds. Whatever words you use to describe it, my perception of the Spirit World is that it isn’t somewhere out there in the universe. It is here and now. Those nonphysical beings among us go about their existence in the world that is like them, more spiritual. Those in the flesh go about their lives in the world that is more like them. more physical. Sometimes our worlds are so similar that we become aware of one another and interact accordingly. The other vision I spoke of was a little more surprising to me. I had been taught by religion to view what we called “demons” in a specific way. Sometimes people refer to their “demons”, meaning whatever it is they don’t want in their lives. My vision was how crowded every room, every building, every place on Earth was, and how prevalent in the crowds were demons. These demons were largely unaware of those of us in the flesh. However, at times their attention would be captured by someone or some situation that called for contrast, for challenge, that resonated with them in their current state of being. The energetic substance of the physical became charged with the voltage, the energy of the demon. The demon fell upon something that felt like “home” for it, and took up residence there. This is all according to the plan of this creation. Without contrast there can be no choice. Without challenge, there can be no growth. I began to see demons in a very different way than what religion had portrayed them. I knew already that to avoid interacting with demons, even from the religious viewpoint, one should avoid enticing them. Now I could see that, whether we thought of demons in the traditional religious way, or as our personal “demons” of those feelings and experiences we would prefer not to have in our lives, the answer to how to deal with them was the same. All is Spirit. We draw to us that which is like the energy we are expressing inwardly or outwardly. Challenge is what feels like the opposite what we would prefer. Challenge is necessary until it is not. In other words, when there is no more need for challenge, that challenge dissipates from that space. Perhaps the next highest challenge will feel better to us. And, as I worked with people trying to rid themselves of their demons, the MOST important thing they needed to know was what they least wanted to hear. They had to change whatever it was in their lives, their habits, their thoughts, their emotions and their actions that drew their demons to them in the first place. If they remained in the same energy as their demons, their demons would be drawn in again. It is simply this. When we find ourselves constantly bombarded by what we least desire, the answer is to be LESS like that which we least desire. There is some equivalent in our lives that is in alignment, in the same frequency, emotion, feeling, thought or energy as that which we least desire. Heightened emotion in relation to the experience such as fear, anger, even rage, puts an electrical charge to the situation that turns us into an ”electromagnet” for that which we least desire. So, to turn off the magnet, we negate that energy with the opposite: with love, appreciation and peace. The visualization that helps me do that with my “demons” is seeing all those demons going about their existence oblivious to me until I flip the switch that draws their attention. It is knowing that I can love what I least desire by knowing that it, too, has a purpose in this world of challenge, and appreciating that challenge is what brings about growth and prosperity. It is also knowing that each challenge will manifest in the manner in which is called upon. The same energy that creates the tornado that destroys to make way for something new and wonderful could also manifest as personal havoc for someone who refuses to release their rage and violence. Challenge will exist where it is called upon until it has served its purpose there.

We all come from light Source. We are all Spirit. When we see through the heart we see Spirit all around us. Thank you, Divine Spirit.

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Blessing for today ~ Follow the Light ~

Follow the Light

Blessing for today ~ Follow the Light ~

Follow the light unflinchingly. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of my book, Divine Purpose Guidework (A Soul Work Handbook for Personal and Professional Soul Progression).

“You are first and foremost a being of light. You are a part of the Divine Light of Source. This is where you came from. This is who you are. You ARE Divine Light. Through the light of Divine Source worlds have been created. By the light of Divine Source souls progress, spirit moves and ascension accelerates. You are a soul of light connected to Divine Source from the core of your being.” …

“Living in the light of your divine purpose puts you in the flow of Source energy, the beam of Divine Light. Being an ambassador of Light is holding the place of light and love for all. The Light is here to enlighten, inspire and hold the space of well-being for everyone, for all of nature and for all that exists. Your heart is a source of light for you and for all around you. Your divine purpose exists as a blueprint within your heart. Allow the light to expose the plan to your enlightened mind. Be the light.”

Will you follow the light unflinchingly today?

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Blessing for today ~ Surrender to Meditation ~

Meditation is a surrender

Blessing for today ~ Surrender to Meditation ~ 

Meditation is a surrender. It is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way. It is relaxing into the way existence wants you to be. It is a let-go. ~ Osho ~

Meditation isn’t about arriving at a destination. It is being the emptiness of potential space for creation to flow into. I think of making mud pies as a child. Playing with the water in the mud, my favorite thing to do was to make trenches for the water to flow through. It fascinated me how the water followed a path, and settled into a flow within the trenches. If I dug a small pit downstream, the water would effortlessly fill the pit as it flowed through. Meditation is being the empty space open to the flow of life. The product of meditation is the abundance of life flowing through us, filling our open vessel.

What will you surrender to today?

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