Qualities of an Awakened Mind – Awakening

meditation, awakening, ho'oponoponoWhat is the background “music” your mind plays?  Have you ever noticed the commentary?  Even more importantly, can you set consciously a mantra for the mind to repeat?  These are questions for the awakening Being to ponder.

Because, it’s true — whether you realize it or not — the mind continually chats.  And the topics upon which the mind dwells can be quite illuminating in terms of where our psyche tends to focus and what our beliefs are.  Indeed, once we know the pattern of the chatter, we are well on the way to understanding the seemingly “unconscious” choices we make… which is only a few steps short of expanded consciousness.

See how that is? Continue reading “Qualities of an Awakened Mind – Awakening”

John of God – Abadiania Adventure June 2012, day 7

John of God, spiritual awakeningThe breeze is crisp, and the moon is full.  People are arriving today as the Casa sessions with John of God begin tomorrow.  There is anticipation in the air.

We began our day with Crystal Baths.  For Alan, it was a gentle experience as he relaxed and floated and felt pressures periodically in his head and temples… opening further that already giant mind.  For me, again, the Crystal Bath was mildly uncomfortable — this time in my solar plexus and thymus center.  Afterward, my digestive tract felt very tender and sensitive, and I’ve eaten only fruit and juices for most of the day.  Clearing is part of the healing/awakening process.  I remind myself as I move slowly and softly through the day 😛  I am willing. Continue reading “John of God – Abadiania Adventure June 2012, day 7”

Welcome Change – It’s How Life Works

awakening, change, how life worksOne way or another, change happens.  Change, as some philosophers say, is the only constant  I don’t know about you… but with 59 years on the planet, I’m still coming to terms with this.

Let go and let God.  Easy for someone else to say about my Life.  I’m the one with the vested interest, and the uncertainty that — by the very nature of change has to accompany it — tends to make me a little nervous.  OK, nervous is a euphemism.  Anxious.  Change makes me anxious.  There I said it. The changes I like are the changes in which I am control.  Like changing what I eat for breakfast.  That’s a change I can embrace easily because the “unknown” factors are manageable to the part of my mind that craves predictability.

However, evolution requires change.  Continue reading “Welcome Change – It’s How Life Works”

Shamanism – Another Word for Creative Process?

shaman, awakening, shamanism, creativityShamans intrigue me.  Even as a child, if a book’s description mentioned a shaman or shamanism, that was enough to get me to read it.  The words used to describe the practice of shamanism include mystical and magical and wisdom and invocation.  All words to which I gravitate.  As I grew older – and my studies and research into shamanism more developed – I studied the philosophies of different cultures that venerate shamans and, whenever I could, found current-age shamans with whom to study and practice.  I engaged the shamanic principles and learned the art of traveling between the seen and unseen worlds – a fundamental in the art of shamanism.  I explored the experience of communicating in unseen worlds and transforming my consciousness through it.  And still, I wonder:  Is Shamanism a mystical, mysterious allegory or a technique for accessing the Creative process of the Divine? Continue reading “Shamanism – Another Word for Creative Process?”

Impatient to Awaken?

spiritual awakening, propheciesThese days, the prophecies scroll through my inbox and Facebook wall: dates for “downloads” of a new frequency, days to gather for special focus to bring the “new order” closer, leaders of the movement offering “new” information on what’s to come…Does anyone besides me ever think, “Let’s just ready, get set, go!”  Or am I the only one who feels impatient?

Impatience has been my traveling companion through Life for as long as I can remember.  Sometimes an obstacle in my process and sometimes the trainer that pushes me to get it done, impatience is always my teacher.  Teaching me the way around or over the obstacle.  Teaching me how to create new solutions that work more effectively.  Teaching me when my best solution is to let go and let be.

I first read the Hopi Prophecies in the early 1980’s…and then the Mayan prophecies in the early 1990’s.  2013 seems like “forever away” back in those days.  Continue reading “Impatient to Awaken?”

Creative Time Management

time management, creative process, intuitionSome might say time management, a distinctly left-brained activity, bears no resemblance to the creative process – well known for its decidedly right-brained absence of logic.  Some might say, in fact, that all one requires to effectively manage time are three simple rules:

  • Break large projects into smaller increments.  Make those increments small enough that each one can be completed in a block of time perceived as “manageable.”
  • Build a daily schedule that accounts for the completion of the smaller increments.  Identify through an understanding of personal rhythm which parts of the day are best for mental focus and which for physical activity.  Fill blocks of time accordingly.
  • Once the schedule is made – stay on it.  Procrastination is the destroyer of time management.

Simple logic that – when applied – results in productivity, right? Continue reading “Creative Time Management”

When Creative Process Becomes Habit Magic Happens

creativity, creative process, spiritual awakeningMany of us think of creativity as that inspired moment when the idea is born…or the shift in understanding that opens a whole new paradigm of thought.  We tend to describe the creative process as a process that bursts into intriguing possibilities, over and over again.  Many of us who value creativity reach continually for that excited buzz that comes with the feeling of touching an expanded viewpoint.

For me, the inspired concepts and exciting new configurations do happen…but they are part of the creative process – not the entirety of it.  In truth, if the new idea was the only goal of the creative process, nothing would be brought to fruition.  This is where our creative habits come into play.  The behaviors we take on as a result of following through on inspired ideas become the invocations, if you will, that define the characters we play in the movie called “Life” (see: Stars In Our Own Movie.) Continue reading “When Creative Process Becomes Habit Magic Happens”

Creative Process – Recipes for Life

creative process, creativity, recipesForest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”  He meant, I think, you can never know what you’ll get until you take a bite of it.  For me, Life is more like a cookbook.  And the key is to find the recipe that uses the ingredients we have to create the result we desire to eat.

Some people treat recipes like chemistry projects.  They measure carefully and follow procedures methodically, looking for a precision that can be reproduced reliably.  Some people read cookbooks for ideas and then create spontaneously from the the inspiration they got.  Some are interested in food creation only to the extent that they can open a can or a box and add water.  All of us have our own unique relationship with cookbooks and the recipes within.  For me, recipes are a side-bar, a reference point, to ground my creative exploration.  Because – as with life – I only believe what I experience first hand.

Such is the power of the creative process – it is always a first hand experience. Continue reading “Creative Process – Recipes for Life”

Creativity as Prayer – Law of Attraction

prayer, creative nature, creativityIn our culture, people comment, “He’s a creative type”.  As though it’s an attribute like intellectual or witty.  I have come to the conclusion that to be alive is to be creative.  From the moment conscious awareness begins, we are translating the world around us, interpreting experience and birthing ideas to explore through our senses.  To live, in other words, is to create.  Instead of classifying a person as a type who is creative, I am more inclined to say, “This is a person who is in touch with their creative nature.”

Creative nature.  What is that?

I envision the creative nature as the conduit between Source and personality.  Creative nature facilitates the communion and flow of Source’s inspired awareness.  Creative nature opens the mind and heart to new possibilities and nurtures receptivity.  When the conduit of creative nature flourishes, the personality basks in the joy of each moment as each moment brings insight and curiosity and interest and delight to the experience at hand.  Creative nature encourages us to reach and explore and discover.  When the conduit is connected and open to the flow of Source.

The conduit of creative nature flows in both directions. Continue reading “Creativity as Prayer – Law of Attraction”

Reflections Into a New Paradigm – John of God

John of God, spiritual healing, diabetesWhen I returned home from my first visit to the Casa Dom Ignacio in February, 2011, I wrote about my expanded understanding of what a “spiritual surgery” is (see John of God – The Process Continues).  When I returned from the second adventure in June, 2011, I described more the personality process of integration for myself and people for whom I made prayer requests (see John of God Update)  Now, I am back from the third pilgrimage in 10 months – and the most intensive immersion in the healing, spiritual energies yet – and ready to reflect again.

To recap:  When we arrived, I still had two sacred waterfall visits from those prescribed in June to complete, and I had an intention to go as deeply into the healing energies of the Entities as possible.  This translated into standing before Medium Joao in a trance state as often as the protocol allowed and following the directions given me.  As it turned out, every time I stood before the Entity present through Medium Joao, I was directed to a spiritual surgery.  In the course of twelve days – and two rounds of Casa Dom Ignacio activities – I received three spiritual surgeries. Continue reading “Reflections Into a New Paradigm – John of God”