Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Taking a Breather

Its time for a change of scenery! I am going on holiday tomorrow! Really looking forward to it too, my family is going bike riding in DC to see the Cherry Blossoms. Will be nice to spend some time in nature.

I might not log on until I am back. My notebook is coming with me this time, hopefully I´ll get some writing done on my next book. 

 Have a wonderful week! 

This is what I feel like doing, sitting outdoors and reading, writing or biking for a while! 

Image: Doreen Virtue´s Angel Tarot

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Activating Your Merkaba (Merkawhat?)

I am taking a short break from the channeling posts. A few things have happened along the way and I don't want to leave them out. For instance, last month I went to a  "Activate Your Merkaba" workshop. 

I had heard of Merkabas but never thought to look it up. It's meant to be a New Age vehicle for ascension, as in, it raises your vibration so that you can move from the third to the fourth dimension quicker. I am not sure what that means metaphysically. The third dimension is the one we live in. Everything is physical, in 3D. The fourth "dimension" is the astral plane, where ideas, concepts and projections exist. When we meditate we can go to the fourth dimension to meet our guides, etc. The fifth dimension is said to be that of unconditional love, where The Christ energy resides. 

Do these dimensions exist? Do we need to leave one to experience another? Maybe not. The way I interpret ascension, we don't go anywhere except to a different part of ourselves. One where you feel more secure and happy. My main focus is on grounding myself, being physically present, opening up, and being more accessible to myself and to others. I also like Eckart Tolle's ideas about detaching from the ego, thoughts and insecurities. His approach has a lot in common with Buddhism. 

That's not to say I didn't appreciate the Merkaba workshop. The activation meditation helped me open up my Heart Chakra. It starts with deep breathing which fills up the lungs and opens the chest. The mudras (finger positions where the thumb touches the index finger, middle finger, and ring finger) also help by sending energy to your root chakra, your sense of patience, and to your confidence. 

I liked the meditation but somehow stopped short of activating my Merkaba, a double inverted 3D triangle around the body. For some reason, visualising the triangles made me feel claustrophobic. What a weird reaction! LOL. It reminded me of one of my healing clients, who didn't like to visualise grounding roots because she was scared they would pull her underground (very Lord of the Ringsy). Or the way that pendulum healing makes me feel dizzy.  There are a lot of modalities out there. Not everything will be a good fit for everyone. I did go on to read a book on Ascension Magic by Christopher Penczak. I am enjoying it so far, even if I haven't quite put it to practice. 

The Human Merkaba


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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Opening to Channel - 2

This is the 2nd post in a series on Channeling, click here for Part 1.

Today's topic is about releasing our fears and beliefs. There are many reasons why we would want to do this, here are a few (off the top of my head). We tend to worry about things that will never happen, or about things that have already happened. This creates an atmosphere of anxiety, worry and doubt that has little to do with reality. You might be scared that a partner will leave you, for example, because of relationships that have fallen apart in the past. These fears can influence our behavior, ironically creating tension that could in fact, lead to the end of what might have been a stable relationship. 

Our fears and beliefs can also shape our experiences. My first channeling tutor, Roger Hanson, would tell us that there are no absolutes, except that whatever you believe to be true, is true for you. This parallels a magical hypothesis about individual realities. My unique and indivual belief is that healing is real, I can create or attract an event by thinking about it (or by fearing it). And that money is a pleasure to earn and spend. One can be grounded, spiritual, practical, safe and abundant. It's entirely possible. 

I could write a book on this (and maybe I will one day!) but for now, let's talk about fears and beliefs as they relate to channeling. Books like Neal Donald Walsh's Conversations with God are said to be channeled by human beings who made contact with the spiritual world. The question is, who were they listening to? We each have a spirit/soul and a mind/ego. The soul has access to Divine Wisdom, to lessons learned in past lives, to our a Higher Self, etc. The mind can get in the way with self-doubt, worry and fears. If we try channeling without grounding ourselves in love and releasing those fears, it can be very easy for the fearful parts of our imagination to take the lead. The same is true for intuitive readings, automatic writing and even dreams. We can scare ourselves and others!

Luckily, we can work on healing and releasing our fears :-)

Beliefs are equally important. If we believe something is possible, we are more likely to succeed. Just about anything is possible if you check your beliefs at the door. Meditation and journaling are good ways to do this, but first, let's talk about grounding, connecting and energetic protection. Whether you're channeling your feelings, your inner wisdom or your spirit guides and angels, it's best to be grounded, centred and protected. Same is true for any kind of psychic reading. Stay tuned!