Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Creating Change from Self-talk

What does self-talk have to do with change? It can promote it or stall it. If you are not changing, stagnation occurs.  Healing is a form of change just as growth is change. Yet all of it needs input from the mind. You might think that these happen automatically, but consider a condition called Failure to Strive or how some do not recover from an accepted medication or surgery. The mind has been negatively influencing the body.  Stagnation in relationships or personal issues is the most common form. This blocking of energy can cause many health problems.  However, all the answers we need exist within us.
I mentioned in an earlier blog article that I was enrolling in a 30-day writing course. The program uses the term ‘Divine Dialoging’.  This is a form of positive self-talk with your innermost feelings.  I have used this self-awareness in my healing practice for almost 20 years so it was nothing new. What would be new was the starting point and direction this exercise would lead me. Today I was going to talk to a couple of my chakras.
The (1st) red chakra at the base of the spine, is related to family, tribe, and grounded life principles. The (2nd) orange chakra is found at the sacral center just below the navel. It is related to the feminine, water, desires and creativity. This was the information I had when I entered a state of quiet meditation to ask my questions.

RED: Using a red veil from India I sat and began my countdown to relax. I was just giving my attention to the color of the veil when a red dragon jumped into my mind.  I have been told that dragons represent protection and so I asked if it was there to protect me. It replied, “I am aggression.”
Me- But why do I need aggression?
Dragon(D)- you are returning to the seat of family.
Me- but why aggression?
D- It helps you stand your ground.
Me-Isn’t there another way?
D- Stay away
Me- how can this be handled for my Highest Good or Becoming?
D- Send heart healing energy (green) into the discourse. The color green calms red.

This insight re- awakened the realization that conflict requires more than one person. If I do not play there is no game. Over the years I have taught others to use heart energy to heal relationship problems but the closer we are to the problem the more difficult it is to use reason. I liked that hurts could be effectively healed at any distance…it just needs to begin in MY heart.

ORANGE: Orange was never my favorite color. Crayola could have left it out of the box if it weren’t for my love of apricots, cream-sickles and navel oranges. It is only since my mother passed away in 2005 that the color began creeping into my life. As this realization came, knowledge that I had of the chakra began to make more sense. It is about feminine energy and authority females.  Quieting my mind to move into the 2nd chakra took a bit more time than did the red, but finally an orange color appeared. Out of it sprang yellow then hints of red before bursting into flaming wings. I asked if this was a Phoenix rising but the response came: “Girl on Fire,” from the Hunger Games. 

Me- Why a girl with flaming wings?
She- It is your potential.
Me- Do I know I have this potential?
She- “Understated”
Me- I want to realize it; what you I need to do?
She- grab it.
Me- How?
The response came as an image. It was a little girl on a carousel horse grabbing the brass ring.    
I learned that my reluctance ‘to be’ keeps me from my desires. I also realized that just holding and affirming the image of the little girl on the carousel ride would eliminate that reluctance.
Now I can focus on YELLOW.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Change the Present to Create the Future

This blog is all about change. The insight shared here can influence your health, relationship, workplace or home. Change begins with how we choose to see things, since that is the only thing we really control. Yet, releasing old attachments that allow a new reality can seem complicated.  This is why my posts, as well as my workshops, offer a why as well as a how by using the tools of shamans or mystics. Every exercise is based on ancient teachings; Universal Principles that form the base for all world philosophies. Today’s tool is the practice of casting.   

Casting is a simple process of throwing familiar 3 dimensional objects onto a table or floor. Part of the Principle of Vibration states that objects held pick up the energy vibration of our thoughts and emotions. When the objects are thrown they will fall in a design that reflects our attachment to whatever condition held in the mind. The human mind struggles to separate emotion from thoughts because emotions cloud rational thinking. This is why it is simpler to give effective advice to a friend’s problem than to find a sane solution to our own. Experiences become distorted when seen through a cloud of emotion. Casting offers clarity without judgment. People think they can change others with this process but the only way to change another is to change one’s self. Every given situation is a reflection of us; we are the common denominator. Change the core or hum of a vibration and a ripple begins to spread out.

Start by collecting 21 small objects. I use 21 because it represents completion, birth, endings and beginnings in many cultures. The objects should not be fragile. They can vary or be the same such as: 21 buttons, stones, coins or keys. As a student of subtle energy, I prefer the collections I design to contain objects from sacred areas of the world. In the end it is only important that each object be no larger than a large coin and able to withstand being tumbled in a container.

The Process: Sitting in front of a table or other flat area, hold the items in your hands while thinking of the circumstances you want to change. Next, close your eyes and gently toss the items out in front of you. When you open your eyes you will be seeing an abstract reflection of your situation. Study it a minute.

What do you want to change? You are the artist and the items before you are your palette. What needs to move or turn over to create an image attractive to your eye? Forget about WHY you are performing this process, just do it because it feels good. Repositioning these 3 dimensional objects sends a ripple through the etheric field creating change. I like to leave my casting lay out for a few hours or a day. It is a thing of beauty I have created and I want to enjoy it. At some point of the day, speak the words “It is done.” and place the articles into a container to store.
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