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Happening Soon: Truman in the Control Room

As you continue your inner work, your sense of power will return to you. You’ll be more in control of what happens in your surroundings.

The process of awakening entails learning to love yourself.  Through introspection and review of your current world overview, you will replace current non-serving beliefs with better ones.  This changes your perspective and returns your personal power back to you.

Let’s use an analogy to make it easier.

Have you seen the movie The Truman Show?

In the film, Truman navigates a world that appears completely real to him.  From his perspective, the surroundings are completely solid and natural.  But to those in the control room situated in the “moon,” the scenario looks much different.  They can modify the weather, and the length of the days, and who interacts with Truman, among other things.

Each individual, depending on their viewpoint, has a different concept of reality.  Those in the control room know that Truman’s world is illusory. When their work day is finished, they leave the control room to go home to their families, and experience what they believe is the REAL reality.

Now let’s compare that to the way we live on Earth. The situation is similar, in that there is a part of you that navigates your physical world with the belief that this is the one and only reality. There is also a part of you in the control room that is well aware that the reality the physical you is experiencing is malleable and illusory. You could even go a step further, and be Christof (interesting name choice, eh?), the planner of it all.  These are all aspects of yourself, living on different levels, experiencing life from different viewpoints.  All are valid to the one experiencing it.

As you evolve, you will identify more with those in the control room. And as you further evolve, you’ll also invite Truman up to the moon, where he can learn all about the elements of his world and how it was manipulated to give him a particular experience.  But it doesn’t stop there.

For as your perspective grows, so will the collaboration.

Not only will Truman be a regular visitor to the control room, but he’ll also start helping decide how his environment is controlled.  He’ll ally with Christof to orchestrate his preferred weather, the experiences he’d like to have, and define who he’d like to meet “down there.”  They’ll be pooling resources, and together they’ll create an environment that enriches the lives of all involved.

This is where you’re headed.  You are much like Truman, albeit not a prisoner unless you believe that you are. You are also those in the control room, who want you to enjoy varied experiences.  And you are also Christof, who contemplates life as an art.

So view life from the grandest vista you can imagine.  It’s your show.

 

Kimberly

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Awakening Rants, Life on Earth,

Waking Up In The Morning In A Horrible Mood?

The act of dreaming performs many functions.

While your body is regenerating itself, you are usually far from it, exploring other realities, current concerns, and processing things that you haven’t faced during your waking hours.

You’ll likely see heavy symbolism there, represented by archetypes of many Earthly themes that humans explore during their time on Earth.

So what to do when you wake up in an awful mood?

Well, if you’re like me, who lives a life through symbols, you may try to dissect the dream down to the bare bone.  Animals in a cage?  You’re stuck.  Always searching for something you cannot find?  The illusory belief in separation.  I could go on all day, but why?

You need not overanalyze. 

In fact, you can choose to ignore all of the individual elements occurring in your dream, and simply focus on the feeling it left you with.

So if you wake up in a horrible mood, then chances are you were processing something icky.  And guess what?  You don’t even have to know what that icky thing was.

Your ability to process blocked energy is exponentially larger in your dream state.  Of course, humans were told that things that occur in this state are fantasy, and so we tend to discount their value altogether.  Once you allow in the belief that your dreams are serving you, then you open yourself up to the possibility of clearing that blocked energy—also called healing—while you sleep.  You need not consciously revisit every single traumatic event that left a mark on you in your daytime state.

You can wake up healed.  And generally, when you feel crappy in the morning, this is exactly what happened.

So why the low feeling upon waking?

Here are my two opinions on that:

1. So that you can learn to recognize the difference in your own frequency.  You went to bed feeling great, but woke up sad.

2. So that you can show gratitude to the Larger part of you for minimizing your suffering.

Both of these reasons allow you to appreciate the Universe’s perfect orchestration of events, while honoring your own growth as a human in an illusory world.

Raise Your Vibration

If you do wake up in a crappy mood, aim to raise your vibration in any way possible.  Try gratitude, appreciation, laughter, music.

For me, it’s coffee and remembrance that this occurrence is just part of a cycle of clearing and that my outlook on life is positive.  Sometimes, of course, it’s just plain hard to see the light. If all else fails for you, read this:

You never go backwards.

You are always evolving, and you never fall back, even if you think you do.  Your bad dream need not be a portent for upcoming crisis or disaster, unless you choose to think of it that way.  Since you are creating your own reality, whichever meaning you attach to that dream will stick.  Me, I choose such things to be unconscious gifts of clearance, and I leave it at that.

Your consciousness is vast.  Please learn to trust it.  Once that trust starts to solidify, you will no longer need to go over your subjects of healing with a fine-tooth comb.

You can simply Let. Them. Go.

Love to you.

 

Kimberly

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Featured, Life on Earth, Oneness,

Do Taxes Suck The Life Out of You?

If you’re like me, you file a tax extension every year, because April just comes too quickly after the holidays.

And since I’ve just done my deferred taxes from the year prior, why on Earth would I want to do them again so soon?

So when the deadline to file my extended taxes started barreling towards me, the dread built up even further at the thought of actually having to do them.

In previous years, my taxes were complicated.  There were forms for everything!  For business, for investment properties, and for a while, I even had to fill out a “farm form.”  Preparation was expensive, and there were a lot of receipts to wrangle.  Even getting to the accountant was a monumental task.

But this year, I let all of those obligations go. I was dragging all of it behind me with a chain.  So I sold or gave away everything I had, and adopted a life of true freedom.

And I still filed for a tax extension.

If I gave away everything, why would I still dread my taxes?  Surely there can’t be too many forms to fill out.

Consider how we predict the outcome of future events based on past ones.  Taxes have “always” sucked, and so this year they will suck again.  It’s proven itself true for past years, hasn’t it?

And because we tell ourselves things like this, it’s broadcast to the Universe, and that’s exactly what we get back.

Yet there might come a time where you are willing to try something different.  The old way hasn’t been working.  Is there another option for viewing the process of preparing a tax return?

Of course there is.  There are an infinite number of viewpoints surrounding taxes.  For accountants, it’s dollar signs.  For software companies, it’s market share.  For the IRS, well, that depends on who you ask.

So next time you’re ready to dread something, try conceding that there could be another option.  Try the statement “Let’s see what happens.”

As ambiguous as that sounds, it’s a great step forward!

You are allowing the larger part of You to steer you this time.  It can be scary, trusting yourself like that.  But through little increments such as this, you learn that you and your Self are on the same side.

How about telling yourself that things could be different?  Try an affirmation, and let’s see what happens:

“OK, this year I will suspend judgment about my taxes.” (…they still suck).

Doh, was that an afterthought, tacked on right after your awesome affirmation?

That’s how the unconscious works.  Its aim is to serve you, even if you don’t want its help.  But since you’ve repeatedly told yourself that taxes suck, it’s been ingrained in you, and your admonition that “taxes suck” is now a belief.

 

Beliefs won’t be restructured until you face them head on.

 

So, let’s try it again, and this time, monitor the thoughts that try to append themselves to your aspiration:

“OK, this year I will suspend judgment about my taxes.” ….

…….

…….

……. for how long can you feel the impact of the first statement, and maintain inner silence afterwards?

You’ll soon start to catch yourself if you append non-serving thoughts to benign statements. It will get easier to make adjustments when they show up.

“OK, this year I will suspend judgment about my taxes.”   Period.

So now that you’ve set your intention, you sit down and do your taxes. You’re punching in numbers, and it’s looking pretty OK.  You might be surprised at how much easier it was than in previous years, with technology and all.  Aside from that, you could be getting a refund when you expected to pay.

(Whether you end up paying, or not paying, both are your responsibility.  You might learn some lessons about handling money, and about procrastination.  Yet the process of filing your taxes is the same whether you owe or not.)

The purpose here is to bring your attention to how you label something, and how easy it is to accept that label as fact, simply because it’s been reinforced by your beliefs about it, over and over.

Since you are creating your reality through your beliefs, life will show you things that support them.  And since you previously believed that doing taxes sucks, it happened like clockwork every year.  Until you change that belief about taxes, you will continue to dread the process.  By even conceding that PERHAPS you could have a better experience this year, you are allowing new potentials to surface that your tunnel vision would never have allowed before.

Here is how you can change a belief about anything:

  • Think of a subject, person, or situation
  • Look at how you label it
  • Consider that there are other options
  • Allow an alternate option to present itself
  • Make a more aligned choice about your subject, person, or situation
  • Keep thinking it

Restructuring beliefs will be the single most forward-moving action you can take to propel you into a 5D perspective.  By rethinking your belief about taxes, you have paved the way for better options to present themselves; and soon, your physical reality will reflect those new beliefs.

So next year, no extension for me. And this year?  No “farm” forms, and I got a refund.

 

Kimberly

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Where Was That Place In Your Dream?  Here’s The Answer.

So you wake up from a night of sleep with wild fantastic images in your head.  Foreign landscapes, red skies, twin moons shining on the horizon.

It was a vivid dream, one you experienced with all of your senses, and it left an impression on you that stayed all day. Perhaps you pondered the relevance of your dream with all your mind’s fury.  “I must know the truth about my dream!” Here starts your search for an explanation.

 

Where was that place?

 

  • Was it an imaginary Wonderland invented by a bored human exasperated by a cubicle job?
  • Was it a distant region of Earth with vastly different terrain?
  • Or was it a completely different planet in a remote galaxy?

 

The human in us wants one answer.  A clean interpretation.  An explanation fully researched, evaluated, and then filed away as “solved.”  Humans are taught very early on to categorize things as “real,” and “not real.”

But know this:

While you are living an Earthly incarnation, you start out playing by Earth guidelines.  You will inherently accept the root assumptions of the game board: linear time, physical distance, duality, and separation.

 

You are told that these root assumptions are “real.”  Have you ever questioned this?

 

Also know this: All root assumptions that we were told were “real,” are actually “not real.”

All of them are merely ideas—adopted en masse—to establish some basic rules for the game.  And since it seems like everyone else is doing it, it must be right….well then those ideas are eventually accepted as fact.

In fact, they are not fact.  They are merely one option, among many, that you could choose to believe.  Yes! I’m saying that linear time does not exist; nor does physical distance, nor duality, nor separation.

It’s a bold statement, and very easy to dismiss as fantasy, when there are people out there telling you what is “real” and what is “not real.”

Yet chances are that when you dream, you experience aberrations of these structures all the time.  You fly.  You fall off of cliffs and get up.  Your teeth drop out all over the floor, but when you look in the mirror they are still there. You experience examples of these aberrations every day, but you dismiss them as “not real” because you’ve been told that the dream state is one of fantasy.

Your dreams of foreign landscapes are as much a fantasy as is your weekly trip to Trader Joe’s.

Every occurrence, whether asleep or awake, is an idea your Larger Self is having. And from its perspective, one state is not more “real” than any other.

Let’s apply this to your dream and the burning question you may have had all day:

“Where was that place?”

Now Creator (you!), here is your opportunity to use your inherent power of creation.  Rather than searching external sources for evidence of the place you visited, look inside.

You, as a divine portion of Source, have the ability to think any idea.  What does this mean for your life?

 

You can assign any meaning you choose to your dream.

….inevitably, when I say this to people in person, they squirm.

“But there is an answer!  Either I’ve got an overactive imagination, or I’m traveling to other planets while I sleep, or I’m supposed to visit Iceland…there’s an answer!”

And I’m here to tell you that you are correct.  There is an answer.  But that answer can be anything you want it to be.  Because not only did the dream originate from You for the purpose of expansion, you are also the person interpreting it.  And no matter which interpretation you give your dream, your focus on it will initiate growth and expansion in you.

The squirming occurs because we have been programmed to doubt our own power.

To imagine that we can CHOOSE the meaning of something and make it “real”?  How preposterous!

Yet you are the one creating your reality.  You do have that much power.  You created the dream, and you can give it any relevance you like; from adventurous, to healing, to ominous.

Once you go inside for the answer, your internal compass will lead you to an explanation that feels right for you.  It will feel exciting, expansive, maybe even juicy.  When you learn to trust yourself, the lines between your dream state and your waking state will blur.  It won’t matter what others think is “real” and “not real,” because you realize that you are setting those standards for yourself.

So where did you go, and what did that dream mean? 

That’s entirely up to you.

 

Kimberly

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Awakening Rants, Featured, Trigger Messages,

Want Guaranteed Evolution? Ask Yourself One Question

We beat ourselves up here on planet Earth.  Rarely giving ourselves a break, internal scorning runs rampant unless we make the conscious choice to change our thoughts.

Perhaps you’ve had a tough day.  Things showed up unexpectedly; fires to put out, things you thought you put to rest but here they are, back again.  It’s easy to feel like we’ve not evolved at all.  So we start looking for reasons.

  • “Why is this happening?”
  • “Who threw a monkey wrench in my machine?”
  • “Where did this curve ball come from, that messed up my plans?”

We could send blame outwards, towards others; or even more pervasively, inward at ourselves.  One common method of making sense of such occurrences is by using historical reasoning from past events, to explain the happenings in our now.

What if it’s not the same reason at all?

If you are assigning a historical reason for a situation (“it happened for this reason before, so it must be happening for the same reason now”), then the odds are, you could be wrong.

Your assignment based on past experience is only one option of an infinite number of other options.  Any explanation you have is merely an idea about something, and you can change that idea at any time.  And, human, chances are that you cannot think of every single reason for something. There are surely possibilities that never entered your mind.

Since we live in a free-will zone, you have the power to choose a possibility that you desire, and focus on that.  Or, you could choose no possibility at all; leaving it up to the Universe to provide you with the best experience for your growth.

You could choose the idea that if it’s showing up in your life, it’s there for your expansion. So here is the most important question you could ask yourself on your path to recognizing your divinity as the creator of your reality:

Do you trust yourself?

 

Sit there for a moment and swirl that round in your head like a good cleansing mouthwash. It likely will seep into all corners of your brain, dislodging beliefs and doubts about your power and how you’ve wielded it in the past.

This is a trigger question for most people at a certain milestone in their journey. It is meant to unlock deep-seated beliefs for exploration and redesign if they no longer serve the evolving Self.

You will come up with an answer.

If it’s yes, then you are well on your way to creating your reality in unison with the Others that share your plane, and in collaboration with your Higher Self who has a bird’s eye view of your path.

If the answer was no, then look a little bit deeper into where you are giving away your power.

 

Try this for one day:

Consider the possibility that some part of you knows what you’re doing.

 

Even if you’ve never considered yourself that powerful, could you suspend the doubt for one day and consider that you ARE?  Could you imagine that everything that is happening to you has a purpose, a reason, and is relevant to the path you are on, and you don’t have to know that reason?

One day.

I invite you to trust yourself for one day.

That means, when you suddenly feel so tired that you need a nap, that you go take a nap.  That when someone steps into your path and asks for help, that you give it.  That when you’re stuck in traffic, there is a purpose for it.  Can you allow yourself to be guided without asking why?

For one day, you need not have an explanation for everything.

It might take some reminders along the way.  After all, this is behavior that is not widely supported in Western culture; sitting back, accepting things as perfectly orchestrated situations that we have all of the ability to handle.  So if you slip, aim at suspending the self-judgment.

It’s very likely that that old time-worn question will pop up: “Why is this happening to me?”

Remind yourself that you don’t need to explain it, and see what happens.  If something repeatedly pops up, write it in a journal and drop it from focus until tomorrow.

When tomorrow comes:  Check in.

How did it go?  Was the day easier?  Did you get done what needed to get done? Were you happy, curious, surprised?

Chances are everything worked out just fine.  No Armageddon, no ground shaking cataclysm toppled your world. You probably did just fine.  And I bet that you had quite a peaceful day, no matter how much physical effort was required in the living of it.

This is the path to recognizing your divinity.  Your personal power.  Your ability to trust the inner part of you that can see way more than you can.   If you can do it for one day, you can do it for more than one day.  And soon enough, it will be most days; and this will become your new normal.

Do you trust yourself?

 

Kimberly

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The Event: Are You The Reason For The Delay?

Well, the world is waiting, and still no Event for planet Earth. Will predictions about the fall of the Dark forces end up in the deep abyss with all those previous prophecies that never panned out?

It seems like the spiritual world is waiting with bated breath for the Event that changes the world.  This Event, also called Compression Breakthrough, marks the point where Light wins over the Darkness on Earth. Oppression will end, the financial system will reset, and funds will be redistributed to the people, along with new self-governing bodies promoting unity running the show.  Predictions are at an all-time high.  Will it be this Equinox?  Or that full moon? Or must we wait for Mercury to go retrograde? Or perhaps the next Lion’s Gate?

There are plenty of predictions flying around.  They come and go with each milestone on the calendar, but many of the awakened community claim they see no drastic change when reading the news.

This has tempers flaring among many who consider themselves awakened, and masses are begging for immediate intervention from our extraterrestrial allies that are surrounding Earth, ensuring that we don’t blow ourselves up just yet.

So what’s the holdup?

When will the chaos start? Where are the financial shutdowns and prison time for those who’ve exploited children and third-world inhabitants for their own profit?

Is the Light powerless against the long-standing stronghold of Darkness?

Nope. There’s plenty of strength in the Light.  Plenty of money, power, and love to go around.  So why the delay?

If you have gotten as far as reading this, then here is your answer:

The Event is waiting for you.

Yes, you.  For you to decide internally that you want a stronger, more unified, loving world.  And for you to demonstrate that behavior to yourself, as to every other single living being that you meet.

It’s internal; that’s where it all starts in the creation of your reality.  How any Event plays out will depend on you, because you are creating your reality with your thoughts, filtered through your beliefs.

What happens in your internal world mirrors itself in your external world.

That’s the Law of Attraction, and it includes every single “event” that occurs in the physical world you see around you.  If any “event” arises in your awareness, there is something for you to learn there, or it wouldn’t have shown up in your view.

I get a lot of glazed eyes right around now.  I’ll tell you why.

We have been trained to deny our power.

We have been told that the government, or teachers, or some God somewhere, has more answers about what’s better for us than we have.  And because it’s ingrained in us since our early years, it’s difficult to consider that there is any other reality out there besides the one that we were fed. So what do you believe about your power right about now?

As you reassemble your DNA, you begin to remember that you are the all powerful creator of your reality. It comes gently, because humans don’t fare well when their realities are messed with by outliers on soap boxes.  We jail those heretics, calling them traitors, or crazy, or criminal, if their thoughts don’t mesh with those of the status quo.

Do you want the world to change in a chaotic way?  Then focus on it.  Eventually it will happen, and you will be enmeshed within that chaos, since that is the vibration that will match your intentions.  Lots of people thrive on chaos; it makes them feel alive and worthy.

There are plenty of people in the Collective that choose a more peaceful transformation into the New Earth. Those people tend to have done the inner work that has helped eliminate the need to be right, to punish the bad guys, or to win by battling the other side.  For those people, the Event will be more subtle, more gentle, and unification will include incorporation of all souls into the new paradigm.  Yeah, that includes the “bad guys.” They have a place, too, and it’s right next to you. There are no sides when we are all One.

So which Event do you want to see happen?  Do you prefer chaos? Or do you prefer the more peaceful path that unifies individuals through the practice of compassion and seeing all as equal?

Once you decide, then monitor your vibration to mirror your desire, and you will soon see it occur on the outside.  Your vibration will match that of others in the Collective who share it, and you will form your exterior world based on those amplified shared intentions.  So if you want peace, then focus on living a peaceful life.  You focus on you! Others in the Collective will observe how your life works out well; and they can follow your formula in their own quest for joyous lives free of mayhem.

The people craving the chaos will get what they desire too, of course; the Law of Attraction works independently of human labels such as “right” and “wrong.”  Yet if you are not a fan of chaos, then you’ll likely never see it; for you’re not sending out that vibration.

And if the world still looks the same to you as it did when you caught onto this game, then perhaps your higher self is giving you a little more time to make a peaceful choice. Which will it be?

It’s entirely up to you.

 

Kimberly

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Using Pioneering Thoughts to Change Your Beliefs

We falsely assume that many of our beliefs are fact.

Each thought, pondered consistently, builds momentum until it solidifies into a virtual stone, that forms a virtual wall, called a belief. This wall acts as a filter for every subsequent thought we have; if a wall is particularly well-built, it can completely dam things up.  When no flow can get through, we call it a fact.  There’s little chance of getting around that wall.

Now realizing that we create our world based on facts, what if some walls were built with stones that aren’t actually real at all?

Let’s look at a belief held by a large proportion of Western society:

 

“There is not enough time in the day to get everything done.”

 

Now, find empirical evidence of this. Show me a textbook with supporting information as to its truth.  Direct me to a peer-reviewed study demonstrating indisputable substantiation of this theory in any respected academic journal.

It’s not a fact.

Yet many of us have thought this thought so often, that the belief has become a fact in our individual expressions of life.

Anyone that holds this belief will filter every thought through this wall.  Usually, it’s unconscious, but sometimes we are fully aware that we experience it.  If you complain about lack of time, or look at your watch with worry, then you are conscious of this belief on some level.

And then what happens?  That’s right!  Another day in which there was not enough time to get everything done.

If this is you, this is a great thing.  You have just uncovered a belief that you may falsely believe is a fact.  Now that it’s in the forefront of your mind, you can redesign it if you choose:

Are there are any alternate ways to think about “getting things done,” and of “time?”

 

Here are a few:

  • Oh, last Thursday, I got everything done.  That was a great day. So there have been days in which everything got done.
  • I’m still alive, so I must be getting the right things done so far.
  • Why do I have so much stuff on my list?
  • Do I really care that most of this stuff gets done at all?
  • What is time, anyway?

This progression of thoughts started with a concrete example of one time that you DID get everything done; this recognition serves to pull out one large foundational stone from the bottom of your wall.  You have just proven to yourself, by way of your own previous action, that the belief can be considered faulty in at least one instance. One instance is all you may need.

As we continue to ponder the concept, thoughts will drill down from concrete examples, to the reasoning behind the belief.  By asking increasingly pioneering questions, we pull more stones from the bottom of the wall.  And when enough stones are removed from the base of any wall, the whole wall will tumble.

Your pioneering thoughts will become more abstract, allowing more interpretations of what you thought were facts.  In our example above, we ended with questioning the meaning of “time.” Exploring what “time” means for you is like examining the composition of the stones that comprise your wall.

Yeah, it gets fuzzy. Logic and reasoning are not always the best tools to destroy such walls.  You might use them here and there, but most of the demolition is completed with the questions that make you search inside for answers.

These pioneering thoughts are how you, and the Universe, expand.

 

You have tools inside of you that are waiting to be used.  They are different tools than the ones you were given in school, or in church, or by your well-meaning parents.  These tools wait, ready to bring down the walls that have been blocking your path.

No need to use dynamite!  No need to make a lot of dust!

Those toppled stones that previously formed your wall can be used in other ways. These are aspects of yourself, contemplated; and you have made a decision about whether you prefer them or not.

You could use them to pave your path instead. Rather than walking INTO them, you might walk ON them.  Those you don’t prefer, you lay aside.  Perhaps you can make an orderly border with them; a neat reminder of your redesigned inner landscape.

 

Love to you.

 

Kimberly

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Mean No Harm

There is a fruit fly that stays with me when I’m writing.

Perching on the laptop, walking across the screen.  Sometimes on the mouse, just where my thumb should be.

As I pull some oracle cards, it seems that wherever I am just about to put a card down, there is the fly; in peril of sudden demise during my morning reading.

“It’s just a fruit fly,”  I’ve had friends say. “Those and spiders….they don’t count.  Those get squished.”

Now I’ve long passed the period of judgment about the value of life.  If you get too deep into it, the militant vegans and the well-meaning carnivores battle it out, and I no longer wish to participate in that sort of thing.

Your interpretation of the value of life is yours alone.  And although I would never intentionally hurt a living being, there are times when it happens without my intention.

Like the time I stepped on a gecko on my porch, severing its tail.  I watched it wriggle around in what I imagined was excruciating pain—caused by me!!!!—understandably, after the severance of a major portion of its body.  I bawled my eyes out over my infliction of pain on a helpless animal.  Like for hours.  A bit of an overreaction, but that’s the sign that there’s more to the situation than at first glance.

Of course, tails can grow back on many species of reptiles.  But no matter.  I was in it for the lesson.

After days of contemplation, I adopted a missive whenever I contemplate the value of life:

Mean No Harm.

With these three words, one can view the cycle of life from a loving perspective.  And yet the subtle interpretation of these words can take on different meanings for different people.  And that’s a great way to live.  To allow others to interpret things as they will, and to remember that your different interpretation is just as valid.

I welcome you to try it.  Mean No Harm. 

If you’re a spider squisher, pause for a minute before you pull the shoe out next time.  Does your action correlate with your current interpretation of “Mean No Harm?” 

And if you are one of those that will spend an hour struggling to rehome a bug outside, ask yourself the same question.

What do the words “Mean No Harm” represent for you at this moment?  Has your definition of “Harm” changed?

There are no right or wrong answers. This is about you, evolving.  Being a Darwin, I take the lead in adding an appropriate pun:

You’re regrowing your tail.

As our perspective broadens, we revaluate our definitions of things. So asking yourself this question may bring beliefs to the surface heretofore unseen.  Any experiences since last contemplating this concept will enhance your opinion.

And as for the fruit fly, to me it’s a guide.  They come in all shapes and sizes, quietly presenting me with an option to give it relevance.  To me, it represents a tiny portion of the All, with just as much right to my environment as I have.  I am, therefore, very careful where I place my cards.

Love to you.

 

Kimberly

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Symbolism: The Awakening Accomplice

As you awaken, you’ll use symbolism to deepen your reality. People, places and things will take on multiple meanings, providing growth on multiple levels of consciousness.

In each of us exists a “bank” of symbols. It’s a complex database comprised of words and images, their conventional definitions, and associated feelings, memories and related emotions.

This bank of symbols lays latent in our subconscious, waiting to spring forth and serve you upon request. You’ll begin to access this bank gradually, as your vantage point progresses from one of powerlessness to that of your true nature–as an all-powerful creator.

These solidified associations facilitate conceptual thinking, which is where your mind is headed. The awakening process includes a period in which your world is defined through symbolism; because words aren’t descriptive enough on their own in the multi-dimensional experiences you’re having.

So what is in your bank of symbols?  Here are a few of mine:

Roses
Empty picture frames
Birds
The letter K
444
Monkeys

There are the words, and then there are the meanings of the words…and there is also something else too. An alternate association in our minds tied to experiences, “good” and “bad,” that stuck with such force in our psyche as to register the occurrence concurrently on levels beyond the physical one…and it affects our lives without us identifying why.

These symbols are imprinted into our minds, and reinforced by active use.  Once you’ve made the connection, they will continue showing up in your reality to reinforce your new method of conceptual thinking.  The signals that come to you might be visual, audible, or emotional.  You might see a chair that resembles Uncle Charles’ favorite, remember Uncle Charles, and smile.  Or you might kind of freak out, and not know why.

If you find yourself triggered by the sight of an object, but you don’t know why, then you are activating a symbol. For instance, I have seen an empty baby stroller parked against a telephone pole, in three separate locations around Los Angeles.  This might be something that you might drive past without noticing; but for me, it’s a symbol of the child I lost and how much power that learning experience afforded me.  Once I recognized the symbol, I put it to use in addressing my beliefs about that portion of my life.

Your bank of symbols will contain references to experiences from this life, and other lives.

Since you’re living them all concurrently, all lives bleed into one another, and the symbols embody meaning in each existence in which you’ve activated them.  They will be pertinent to you, but not necessarily to others.  So if you feel the need to explain why you’ve seen shopping carts filled with busted up picture frames in two separate locations (I have), expect that the recipient of your story may glaze over when you try to relate it.  Your symbol may not be in their bank at all.

Life lessons are presented on many levels of awareness. And whenever a symbol pops up for you, you’re free to use it to knock out old blocked energy on any of these levels.

Ask yourself some questions when encountering a symbol:

  • How do I feel about this showing up?
  • What does it remind me of?
  • Have I seen it before, and if so, when?  where?
  • How does it make me feel?

For instance, a picture frame surrounds an image–of oneself, or of others. A bird sings songs to the world, like a musical messenger. Use all of your senses to feel out the intimate details of the symbol.

If it’s an object, and you feel you have permission to do so, take a photo of it.  Keep it in your journal, for it might return again.  Repetition is the way our Higher Self gets our attention in this information-heavy world.

Symbols help make sense of life.  Using them will allow you to view your environment from a new perspective.  You’ll also be eroding the doubt about the existence of a higher part of you, in collaboration.  The more symbols you activate, the more robust your world will become, and the less alone you will feel. You will be tapping into your other selves, who are also using the same bank.

After all, you’ve got a bunch of other “you’s” out there living other lives.  Some you can see, others you can’t just yet.

They are all on your side.

 

Kimberly

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Whose Voice Is That In Your Head?

Your busy day might leave little time for introspection. When on those rare occasions on which you do find time to meditate, you may have doubts about who it is you’re connecting with when you do. Is it safe to listen? Or are those voices in your head a symptom of insanity?

Concerns like these are normal!  Film and TV constantly relays the notion that inner voices in your head tell you bad things, and urge you to do bad things, and so should never be considered as valid advice.

The key is to listen to what the voice is saying to you.

Is it berating with a tone of condescension?  Is it reminding you of all the mistakes you’ve made over the years? Is it spiteful?  Or is it kind, and gentle?  Do you feel comforted when you hear it? Does it inspire something in you?

The tone and content of the message indicates which part of the vast YOU you’re currently connected with.

There is a process that will bypass the negative talk, and clear the path of communication to that inner guide that wants to see you succeed in this physical life.

Breathe.

You’ve heard it a million times, I know.  “Take several deep breaths.”  It’s the beginning of every meditation and initiates every yoga practice.

Do you ever skip that step?

I bet that there have been times when you, in a stationary race against time, sat down to meditate and you glossed over the breathing part to get right to the good stuff.

If this is you, then you may not be fully connecting with your Higher Self.  And that “good stuff” you were aiming for, can be replaced by a barrage of negative talk and a cyclone of unwelcome thoughts. It’s no wonder that many people fail to establish a regular meditation practice.

There is a reason that breath is included prior to these practices.  Because it opens the pathway to Source.  Not just figuratively, but literally.

Breathing has both physical and energetic benefits.  Not only are you oxygenating your organs, but you are also opening a clear conduit to your Higher Self that, in most people, the ego blocks by default.

The ego is an important part of our physical existence.  A key element in maintaining the time/space physical reality in which we live, the ego is the looking glass through which we view this Earthly illusion.  So if you are having negative thoughts as you meditate, then continue breathing until the negative talk subsides.  Here is the inbuilt benefit from breathing that applies to all of us:

Your ego is designed to move to the background when you focus on controlled breathing.

This is when your Higher Self has a chance to be heard.  This voice may sound like your own, or like your favorite grandfather (alive or not), or perhaps like no one you have ever heard before.

And this voice will never, ever, ever, ever, be harsh.  It will never degrade you.  It will never urge you to do—or even think about—harm to another.  It will have your, and all others’, best interest in mind.

Should you be hearing otherwise, then continue breathing.  Breathe longer than you think you should.  Focus on each breath, until the calm settles over you.

Try ten deep breaths.  That may be more than you’ve ever done in one stretch before.  The idea is to get beyond the mind fidgets, and to clear the path for communication with Source.

Once you notice the subtle changes in your thought patterns, and feel your body relax, then it’s time to  begin the dialogue with your Higher Self.  Ask it for direction and feedback about how you are doing.  Is there anything that can make this journey easier? More fun? More rewarding?

The You behind the curtain will always be there for gentle, positive guidance.  This is the You that wants to see you succeed.  The trusted coach, the loving guide.  The information you receive will sit well in your gut, which has its own brain, by the way.

No matter where you are on in your personal evolution, controlled breathing will always validate your connection to your Higher Self. So please, take the time to clear your channels by putting the ego to sleep for a time. I’ve listed some resources below on breathing techniques in case you’d like to learn more.

I think you’ll find great rewards waiting inside of you.

 

Love.

Kimberly

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Resources:

Learning the Ujjai breath (my favorite).

Long, deep breathing and Breath of Fire