Saturday, November 28, 2015

Giving the Gift of Yourself in Co-Creation

This is about Co-Creation. This about truly valuing who you are.  About recognizing what we all, in our hearts, really wish to receive from each other.  About affirming what really matters and makes a difference in our lives and the lives of those we love.

I'm big on experiential learning, thus I offer a simple 5 step exercise for completing your holiday gift-giving list.  All you'll need is paper and something to write with.

1. Write a list of the family and friends that you want to give a very special gift to this holiday season.

2. Answer the following questions:

During the past year, did you devote some attention towards learning to value yourself more?                           YES                           NO

Looking back on your childhood, what did you, as a child, most want and need more of from your parents/caretakers?  Answer with single words or short phrases.  (for example, love, companionship, attention, adventure, believing in me)  As an adult, what do you want more of in your life?

3.  Watch this video:

4. Take a few moments to consider the possibility that giving of yourself might be the most treasured gift you could give.  If I gave the gift of myself to those on my gift list, what would that look like?  What would that feel like?  What would this mean about how I value myself?

5.  Look at the list you prepared in Step 1 and decide what special gift of yourself you could give to each person on your list.

Here are a few thoughts and ideas to spark your creativity....Did you ever make and give a coupon book to your parent with coupons for things like breakfast in bed, a back rub, helping to make dinner or wash the car?  Giving the gift of yourself lends itself well to handmade coupon books and gift certificates.

For children:
An afternoon playing cards or board games
A walk through the park in search of where the elves and faeries live
Making cookies or a gingerbread house together
A scavenger hunt
A nature adventure to discover who lives under the rocks
A summer afternoon playing in the sprinkler
Five coupons for reading a story
A magical tea party

For adults:
A mini one day/afternoon vacation

Valentine's Day party
Taking a cooking or art class together
A special surprise adventure day
Helping with a big project
I will teach you something you want to learn from me
A magical tea party

When you give the gift of yourself, you are giving your loved one the opportunity to come together and co-create special moments, the moments that nurture our hearts and spirits, the moments that people treasure and remember.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What an Awesome Instant Vibration Raiser

Love this!  Nothing short of brilliant. What an awesome, instant vibration raiser!

Read about Michael Binder who created this dance mashup on DIYnetwork.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Peeling Back the Layers, Blooming Like the Lotus

It is so magical the ease with which inner knowing and guidance come in to us now.  All we have to do is ask the question or make the request for information and it shows up quickly, between immediately to 48 hours.

I've been asking for knowing about what is getting in my way. 

I see now that my answers have been coming in in layers.  Peeling back the onion, as we say.  This awareness reminded me of Stanley Kunitz' beautiful and powerful poem, The Layers.  On rereading it, I find his poem to be a perfect expression of where I am today.  What he expresses about the journey through life is so universal.  And it was his inner knowing that directed him forward to "Live in the layers, not on the litter."  In this post, I could have simply written: "This is where I am today" and posted Stanely Kunitz' poem.  But that would be a cop out and this post is about making the decision not to cop out nor live on the litter anymore.

Back to the point, I've been asking for knowing about what is getting in my way.  And every few days I receive another insight about a limiting belief I was not consciously aware of, a fear to release, a prod to take action in some way. 

I used to be a night owl, however, the early morning epiphanies I'm now experiencing have made me love the mornings and the moments when I'm first just waking up.  This morning brought a very big Ah Ha.  Sitting with my cup of coffee, my awareness shifted and I suddenly saw with clarity the pattern that is not serving me at all in my desire to move forward creating the life that I love.  My answer to what is getting in my way is pure and simple, myself and a fear.

We've been getting the messages recently about now is the time for us to have the courage to be and express ourselves as who we truly are.  Well I've always been a free spirit, regardless of the disapproval I've encountered from some along the way.  So I brushed off the guidance as an issue I didn't really need to focus on.  This morning I realized that is not the case at all.  In fact the fear of expressing who I really am is right at the heart of the matter.

The pattern I now recognize in myself is one of holding back from expressing who I am.  Like in creating my new business.  Rather than just move forward with all the steps necessary to launch this business, I've been creating excuses, obstacles, stalling, and generally employing anything I can to avoid putting the real me out in the world.  I can't do this because that hasn't happened yet.  I need to take care of that before I can finish up the copy for my website, I'm feeling to out of alignment to do much today.........Yada yada, yada.

What most often holds us back from openly expressing who we are is the fear of what we might experience, and in particular what we might feel.  Being a Lightworker, we've had a hard road to this point full of rejection, judgement, feeling all alone, feeling that we don't fit in, feeling disappointment.  Years ago doing personal growth work with a therapist, she identified that disappointment wove a continuous thread through my life.  Yet I somehow found the strength and courage to keep imagining what I could create and going forward. Looking back from today, I see the thread of disappointment continued on, weaving through so many of my endeavors. To the point that the fear of feeling more disappointment is my biggest obstacle.

Now I could spend some more days roaming around in my head looking at how this disappointment or that one influenced me, but that would just be continuing to live the pattern I choose now to release.  Instead, I can choose to cast the fear aside, center into resonance with my immense strength and courage and go for it.  And that is exactly what I'm choosing to do.  I am fed up and done with feeling stuck, which frankly, feels just as bad as the disappointment I've been seeking to avoid.

I have always known in every cell in my body that I have the power to create what I want.  That knowing has never left me.  Much of the disappointment, and deep frustration, I've felt for so many years is about how hard it's been to manifest what I want in the 3D world.  Like swimming upstream in cold molasses.   Yet we're in 5D now.  Everything is different.  The knowing and guidance we request comes to us with ever increasing speed.  The massage comes through in every direction: "Now is our time for living in joy!"  And I love and respect myself too much to let some imagined fear of perhaps feeling disappointment get in my way from experiencing the joy of being and expressing who I truly am.  When we hold ourselves back because of the fear of the bad things we might experience, we then miss out on all the good things we can experience.

Peeling back, releasing and clearing.  It's all part of the process of experiencing ascension in the physical.  We spiral upwards.  We peel back the layers and with each layer our awareness expands, our understanding deepens, and we clear away a bit more of the fog we experience as the veil.  This is our process of blooming.  Of opening up with courage and strength to reveal the lotus flower that we each are.

Now, I have some work to do.  Tomorrow I'll finish up and post the blog post about vibrations that I started yesterday.  With much love, Helen

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Clearing is So Much Easier Now Than It Used to Be

We are in uncharted waters in our journey of expanding the consciousness of humanity on the planet.  By sharing our new and widening perspectives, our experiences, feelings and observations, and our epiphanies (!), we are co-creating New Earth.

Each morning now I close my eyes and focus on the stillness in my heart.  I feel/see/sense a ball of brilliant white light fill my heart, then radiate outward, filling my whole body, my aura, and beyond.  I open wide my chakras and shoot the white light down into the center of the earth and upward into all that is.  And I call in a direct connection with my Divine Self, the source of my most expanded inner knowing.  I ask that my Divine Self maintain this connection throughout the day, guiding me, filling me with knowing.   That each day this connection strengthen.  Until I am in continual connection with my inner knowing.  I can hardly wait for this to happen.

I'm fast discovering that as I deepen my connection with my Divine Self, the knowing and answers to my questions and requests for information come quickly.  That is what happened when I asked for guidance as to what was getting in my way in starting my new business.  It only took a few minutes for the answers to come into my awareness.  How wonderful is that?  That we can now easily open up our awareness and receive the support and knowing we request whenever we want it, it's all so magical.

I shared in the last post that I was going to dive in and sort out the feelings, perceptions, and limiting beliefs that were tripping me up in my efforts to create my new business.  I had trepidations because in the past such an endeavor required re-experiencing a bunch of painful events from my past.  But that's not at all how the process unfolded. 

I remember reading somewhere a few years ago that we no longer have to rehash old stuff to release it.  At the time, I discounted this guidance because I'd known how important it was to really examine deeply every facet of a painful or difficult experience in order to reach a new level of understanding and extract the wisdom and benefit I received from the painful experience.  However, what I'm discovering now is that it is much easier to unearth, release and clear old stuff than it used to be. We still need to identify where we picked up the old, unserving beliefs.  Yet our process no longer requires that we re-experiencing all the old unpleasant emotions from our past experiences.  Some very nice benefits of moving in our new uncharted waters.

This is the process I went through in the past couple of days to identify and clear the limiting belief that was getting in my way.  It was an intuitive mix of tools I've collected in the past year or so.

First I made a list of the work experiences that I'd found disappointing, hurtful, and that filled me with despair and resentment.  In doing this I was writing out briefly, my stories:  When I worked here, they didn't pay me very much even though I was doing the bulk of the work for the organization.  Others got raises and accolades, but I did not.  When I worked there, I carried a much greater work load than most of my co-workers, I worked in a constant state of stress to keep up with this unmanageable work load, but I was paid less and received smaller annual salary increases than others, .... etc.  Reviewing the list, it was easy to see the pattern.  And Bingo! there was the limiting belief I'd developed from these experiences:  No matter how hard I work, I never get the benefits I should receive in exchange.  Instead I get disappointment, hurt, resentment, and the continual message that I'm not good enough. 

With an underlying, and unconscious belief that my best work would be pointless, and eventually harmful to me, it's easy to see why I'd dig my heals in and avoid anything that resembled development of a new career.

Next I rewrote my story.  This pattern in my career actually had it's roots in my early childhood growing up in a large family where there was no affection and very little attention or acknowledgement of who I was.  Yet I am not the person I was back then.  I'm not even the person I was a year ago or a month ago.  I was just a child, with very limited awareness and skills, certainly not the level of awareness and skills I have now.  When I moved into adulthood, the limiting belief was already fully embedded and operating.  I created my career experiences in conformance with my limiting belief, all of it unconsciously. Standing up for myself in a matter of fact manner was not in my vocabulary at all during my earlier career.  When I did ask for what I felt I deserved, it was done full of resentment and anger, and thus wasn't well received.

An image that came to me in this process was of an egg and a young eagle.  I was an egg back then and now I'm a young eagle soaring in the sky.  Eggs have potential but they don't have a lot of awareness.  As an eagle, I move with ease and flow with a higher perspective and more expansive vision.  I can lift myself above obstacles in my way.

When we release an old, unserving, limiting belief, we get to choose the new empowering belief we want to replace it.  How fun is that?

At one point in this process, I recognized that I do hold a very strong belief that I am a very strong creator and I can create what I want in my life.  Yet this empowering belief definitely couldn't operate fully along side the limiting belief that no matter how hard I worked, I'd never receive the benefits of my work.  I decided that I'd simply release the limiting belief and allow the belief that I am a powerful creator who can create what I want in my life to have the space and prominence it deserves.

And as for the emotional residue held within my field, all that pain, despair, disappointment, and discouragement I'd experienced, it needs to be released as well.  It's definitely not something I want hanging around causing mischief.  And much gratitude that I do not have to re-experience it all again.  What I've done so far is to ask my DNA to release the negative emotional residue.  Our DNA has such expansive knowledge of how to go about tasks such as this, it only needs the request.  I will probably also do same EFT tapping to establish and strengthen the neural pathways for my empowering belief that I am a powerful creator.

It's such a pleasure that clearing is now so much easier than it used to be.  Much gratitude for that.  Though we've earned it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Diving into a Pool of Despair, or How a Lightwork Comes by Their Necklace of Hidden Jewels & Pearls of Wisdom

I mark this first half of November as an anniversary of sorts.  Last year at this time, a new neighbor invited me to join her in taking a journalling class.  It all unfolded as a loving, helping hand, the one I sorely needed, reaching down to assist me in climbing out of a very deep dark hole I was engulfed in.

And this past year has been a year of immense growth, expansion, wonder, and progress on the continuous path of ascension.  A year of finding courage, expanding perspectives, welcoming epiphanies, identifying, releasing and replacing limiting beliefs, clearing old energy patterns, and deepening my understanding of myself and how we create through our consciousness.  There has been so much to celebrate.  My friendship with the new neighbor has become one of dear, trusted allies on the path.  One afternoon this past July, she shook her head and said that she could hardly believe I was the same person she'd first met last November.

Yet still, as I strive to shift my circumstances and create the life I want, one that truly reflects who I am now, I come up against one obstacle after another.  It's been maddeningly frustrating.  I keep bringing myself back to center, tune up my frequency, take action towards what I want to create, trust and believe in our power, my power, to manifest with grace and ease.  Applying all that I know as the process of creation.  Hitting another obstacle, pressing forward, looking deeper within to uncover what inside is creating the resistance I chafe against.

With the transition through the September Equinox, and full lunar eclipse, we have moved into uncharted territory, one that supports our ever increasing capacities to master the use of our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and inspirations to create what is good for us and so equally good for all.  The obstacles we encounter now are reflections of inner resistance and discord.  They always have been, only now we have the capacity to observe and understand this process.  And now the process of manifestation unfolds into the material so much faster than before.

I've been watching my hidden inner discord manifest as obstacles.  It's at times a stunning demonstration of my ability to create.  I can feel the power.  But who  on Earth wants to excel at creating obstacles for oneself??? Not I.  Not you either, I'm sure.  I want to create what is good and beautiful and what supports and nurtures the expansion of consciousness within humanity on Earth.  The journey has been long and it's now our time for living in joy.

Last night after reading who-you-are-becoming, the latest channelled message from Meredith Murphy, I connected to my Divine Self and asked once again for inner knowing about the limiting beliefs and emotional vibrations within that are getting in my way.  The answers came so quickly.  First I saw with clarity, a pattern of avoidance I operate in about so many things in my life - creating my new business, creative projects in my home, reaching out to connect with others.  The pattern is immense and pervasive. Then came the knowing of where this pattern arose.  It's a pattern born, despite putting forth great dedication and perseverance, and obtaining much accomplishment, of experiencing in my career immense anguish, defeat, and despair.  The depth of these feelings has been so large, I've cordoned them off and avoided them, as well as anything that even remotely resembled work.  It's never been my style to avoid tough issues and feelings.  For more than thirty years I've ventured in to feel, sort, learn, and resolve the pain I've experience.  Why  would I create a pattern of avoidance this time.  I sense my fears arise due to the enormity of it all.  And feeling defeated.

Inner knowing is always right.  And as confirmation, there it is, a big murky pool of anguish, despair and defeat I've buried within because it's felt too large to deal with.  As if avoidance ever works.  Dealing with the consequences, the unwanted manifestations arising as a result of this unresolved pool of pain, is now totally unacceptable to me.

So today is journalling day.  Avoid no more!  I'm diving inward with uncompromising courage to explore the depths, sort and release these painful emotions.  I'll rewrite my stories about my career experiences, examine the limiting beliefs that create resistance and obstacles, and draft the new empowering beliefs I choose for their replacement.  Basically clean out Fibber Magee's closet, as it were.  It is my intention to emerge from this process re-newed in spirit, re-freshed in confidence and self-trust.  To realize more fully who I am, and in the process come into possession of some new pearls of wisdom for my necklace.  You see, one of the added perks of being a Lightworker is that along the often arduous path of ascension, we pick up hidden jewels and pearls of wisdom along the way.

Onwards into the depths!