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Are You Man Enough? Why?

It’s clear that something has gone terribly wrong with men striving to be Man Enough.

We see evidence of this everywhere, and it begs the question: What can men do about it?
This article offers men a blueprint for cleansing themselves from the pressures of toxic masculinity and forging a path to self-actualization.

Choose Your Social Circle

One noteworthy step in my spiritual progression occurred when I decided to clean out my social closet. This was prompted by one simple piece of advice that came from a fellow man I met online. To paraphrase his main point:
“When you don’t want to take part in a social norm, the greatest and only power you have is to walk away. And if you’re afraid of being alone, you don’t even have that.”
When he said this, I suddenly realized how much power could be gained from overcoming my fear of being cut off or isolated from others.
From that moment on, I raised the bar for the kind of people I wanted to surround myself with, favoring inspiring books over fake friends. You can do the same.

Stop Being a Hero

As men, we desire a sense of certainty about how we understand the world and choose to navigate through it. The cliché of men not wanting to ask for directions comes from our instinct to lead others.
Programmed to view the role of “follower” as emasculating, we all grab frantically at the helm of humanity, failing to synchronize with each other or our female counterparts.
We do this because making a change and taking directions from others means admitting that we don’t have all the answers and need others to help us find our way. It also means forgiving ourselves for being imperfect.
If we truly want to be of service, we need to start by giving ourselves some slack and listening to others.

Takeaways

If you want to make a lasting change, it’s important that you don’t just leave this article without setting an intention. Start your transformation by putting pen to paper, writing down your own takeaways from the following points:

If you feel like people in your social circle are negative and putting pressure on you to conform, start letting them go. Letting go of them is how you will begin to let go of who you think you are.

Recognize that it’s perfectly acceptable not to know who you are or who you want to be. Not knowing is a state of emptiness that empowers you with the receptive capacity to discover and choose who you want to be.

Find your heroes and follow them. These are people you aspire to emulate and connect with. It doesn’t matter if you connect directly with them. What matters is that you listen to them. By doing this, you’re forging a relationship with those heroes and using their example as a model to live by.

© Michael Brewer

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Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth,

I’m Done With That! So Why is It Still Showing Up?

You change realities every time you make a new choice.

Little choices, and big choices.  All choices.

With each decision you make, you transform into a completely new person; and you move to another version of Earth that supports the revised “You.”  Maybe you faced a fear, or got rid of an annoying habit. Maybe you withheld judgment when you normally would have cast dagger eyes at another’s behavior.

Despite your being on a new version of Earth, it might not look all that different to you, at first glance. With your new attitude and all, you’ll expect more of the things you desire to start showing up in your physical world…and quickly.  You have made a big change!

But instead, you could see the same old things you’ve been seeing, and it’s easy to conclude that the Law of Attraction only works some of the time.  Or for everyone except for you.  Or…never…if you sink down to the emotional basement and wallow.

So why do indications of the old “You” still show up even though you’ve made changes?

Let’s take an imaginary walk through a forest, along a nice flat path.  You are enjoying the nature around you, maybe touching a tree here and there, surrounded by chirping birds.  You’re in appreciation and it’s a good place.

Walk a little further, and you see something up ahead.  It’s dull and metal, an eyesore.  As you walk closer, you see it’s an empty soda can, thrown in the foliage alongside your serene path.

Maybe your tranquility comes to a halt, and your mind turns to thoughts that are not so positive.  “Who would do that?” “Why would someone be so careless as to leave this here?” “Humans are hopeless.”

I’ve been there, and I know how good vibes can come to a halt when faced with something we find incomprehensible.

Yet nothing in your purview is random. Even evidence of behavior you don’t exhibit.

You may not be a person that throws cans on the ground. Yet I’m guessing that sometime, somewhere, you threw something on the ground and didn’t care to pick it up.  If you can honestly say you have never done this (put a “Saint” in front of your name), then I can guarantee that you know someone who has.  It has been a part of your reality at some point in time.

The appearance of an object like this, which I call fallout, is a glimpse of another’s reality.  Since we’re all connected and sharing a collective landscape, we “bump up against each other” every once in a while due to previous associations. It’s leftover evidence of a previous version of “You.”

But why, if we’re no longer choosing that reality?

You’re seeing that can there, to gauge how you’ll respond to seeing it.

So, you have choices:

  • To remember your can-throwing days, and concede that people change if they want to. You did!
  • To judge the can-thrower as an un-evolved troglodyte.
  • To observe your feelings about the event with neutrality.

Neutrality is, of course, the least resistant path.  And how you respond to this event is what determines which reality you will choose next.  A compassionate or neutral choice, and you’ll aim yourself towards a timeline in which you’ll see fewer and fewer indications of such past versions of “You.”

If there’s outrage, then you’ve shown the Universe that you choose to continue taking part in that reality and “more cans will you see,” in Yoda terms.

 

When a storm ends, it takes a while for the dust to settle.

In the meantime, you’ll see such things so you can confirm that they are not what you prefer anymore.  By continuing to focus on what you do want to experience (tree touching, birds singing), then the fallout will stop appearing as you build momentum towards the more preferred reality.

There are a whole lot of versions of “You” out there.  So when something you’re “finished with” reappears, remember that there are others still partaking in a reality you’ve experienced.  Even though you left that timeline, it still continues on—in both directions—without you.  It’s your choice whether or not you opt to go back and visit.

 

 

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Life on Earth, Oneness, The Esoteric,

The Kitchen Spider: Guidance From The Web

When I was a little girl, a gentle being with large eyes told me that I would never be without a spider.

This statement didn’t fit in anywhere until early adulthood, after I’d had a few changes of residence under my belt.  The being was right; everywhere I live, a spider sets up shop in my kitchen. They are usually black widows, which wield the fiercest symbolism among all of the fearsome options in the spider kingdom.

My current kitchen spider has been with me for two years. She lives beneath the floor lamp that lights my artistic workspace, and after all this time, we’ve come to know each other well.

 

Why do spiders show up?

Bugs have historically been a source of terror for humans. Scapegoats, in my opinion, along with the snakes…they’ve been given a bad rap.  Think about it: When was the last time one lunged out of the corner to attack you?

Yet those who view the world as a dangerous place will be the first to squash them when they appear in spaces that we call “our own.”

Any sense of invasion is a fallacy, of course; for if a spider shows up in your environment, it is just as valid a part of your creation as the lamp it lives beneath. You may love it or hate it, or something in between, but it’s you who put it there.

How does squashing the things that you fear work for you?

 

Here’s a common response when I discuss my arachnid friend:

“But it’s just a spider.”

Everything you see, hear, feel and experience is a part of you. If you have labeled something as “Just a…. (anything),” then you have concluded that your existence is more valuable than someone else’s.

Expect this to come back to you.

 

So before you pull out the shoe, observe the spider from another level.

Bend down and look at it.  It’s safe…most of them don’t jump…(wink).

Ask yourself some questions:

Why is it there? What do spiders represent for me? How do I feel about them being in my space?

Such reflections will become standard for you as you awaken, for you’ll want to consciously apply your lessons to multiple levels. You’ll be addressing the creepiness enforced by social conditioning/Hollywood movies (physical level); exploring appropriate symbolism specific to you (emotional level); and taking responsibility for what shows up in your life (creational level).

 

Here are some common spiritual themes that may invoke a spider in your world:

The value of life in all forms. Does it deserve to live?
The right to live in a specific space. Is it impinging on my territory?
Victimhood. Is it out to kill me?
Powerlessness. What if it bites me while I’m sleeping?

My guides call the spiders “Veterans.”  After all, they lose everything each time the cleaning lady makes a good sweep (which apparently mine doesn’t), and they immediately set up home again when the coast is clear.  A representation of your own inherent qualities, if you choose to activate them.

 

Establishing a relationship with your kitchen spider

Consider how our indigenous cultures live in unison with the nature around them. Earth offers many examples of such symbiotic relationships.  If they can do it, then we all can do it.

…and realize that you may come to like the little bugger. What once was an irrational fear turns to curiosity, and then to fondness, and then to its own kind of love.

Even if spiders still scare you, adopting a “you don’t bother me, and I won’t bother you” attitude will yield some very positive results.  See what happens when you do this.  If you have children, introduce them to the spider, and discuss it with a sense of wonder rather than fear. The animal kingdom is quite receptive to a welcome environment, and respect is returned in kind.  If fear for your child’s safety overpowers everything else, then move the spider to a jar for rehoming outside.  This demonstrates respect for the well-being of everyone involved, while illuminating your current belief systems along the way.  Incidentally, my grown son has a kitchen spider of his own.

Your attention to repairing relationships with “Others That Scare You” sends out a powerful message to the Universe.  It shows your dedication to transformation for a more unified co-existence.  This intention calls immense power to you, for use in spinning your own Web of Creation…one based in integrity and respect for those who share your world.

All this…from “just a spider.”

 

Kimberly

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About the art associated with this post.

“Here’s What Happens When You Channel a Spider” is a digital watercolor I created while connecting with my kitchen spider. Her messages arrive in bold images, colorful, and overlapping. She calls me “pig.”

Should you choose to read further about spider symbolism, check out Spirit-Animals.com.
Should you wish to order a print of the spider’s art, you can find it at my ArtStation site.

 

 

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Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth,

When An Item You’ve Lost Suddenly Reappears

It’s happened to us all at least once. You leave something on the dresser, and when you come back to look for it, it’s nowhere to be found.

You may search frantically, and finally when you give up and call it lost…there it is, sitting right on the dresser just where you left it.

Oh, the confusion!  Why does it have to be so hard to be human?  Why do these things happen?  Why mess with our minds like that?

Remember, everything you experience on Earth has an inherent lesson.  And we’re talking about lessons on all levels of creation, ranging from the physical you, to your Higher Self, and beyond.  Yes, even your Higher Selves are learning lessons.

Let’s run through a scenario that I experienced a few weeks ago.  It began with a pair of lost earrings, which I kept in a small plastic bag.  A year ago, I’d gone on a frantic search for them, for I’d finally had something to wear them with.  They’d gone years in that tiny plastic bag, passed over for other jewelry that I liked better.  And when I finally needed them…they were nowhere to be found.

I moved across town, and the lost earrings fell away from my attention.  Fast forward two years, and one Sunday morning as I passed my open bedroom door, I noticed something on the carpet just outside of my slightly ajar closet door.  The small plastic bag containing my earrings.

 

earrings on floor

 

The mind charged full on, up that first hill of the roller coaster.  Up, up, WTF, how?

 

As humans we must find an immediate explanation for everything.  We are logical creatures!  It is only right that we know the truth!

We’ll access all the files of our belief systems, in a frantic search for an explanation that correlates with our current world view.  And yet there will be some that we just can’t file neatly away with simple answers.

Such experiences encourage introspection.  So let’s take a look at three levels of awareness and see what we can learn from our disappearing item.

First we ask ourselves a question:

Why are these earrings, that have been missing for years, suddenly here on the bedroom floor?

Note that the question begins with “why” rather than “how.”  We want to form the question to include symbolic explanations as well as physical ones. By using “why” you are asking the question to a level of Self that has access to a broader perspective than the Self standing there with a plastic bag and a dumbfounded look.

Now, hang out for a sec, with the item in your hand.  It has energy, and you are reading it.

Answers will most likely start on the 3D physical level.  This is to reduce fear while in the “freak-out” stage, which is when a physical explanation is required to calm your anxiety.

 

“Blame it on the cat.  She must have found them stuffed for safe keeping in one of my seldom-worn shoes, and turned them into a toy to bat around.  She bores quickly, so they weren’t too far from the closet.”

Explanations in physical terms are a fail-safe; they provide you with an answer that will settle your mind.  This may be as far as you’re currently willing to go with this experience, and you could go on with your day.  You’ll have your explanation that fits into your world view, and your sense of reality is restored.

But do your best to experience the full roller coaster ride.   Let yourself whiz down that first hill and see what arises.

 

The next level is what I call 4D.  This is the intuitive part of you. 

The one that senses things, and feels things even though you can’t explain them.  It’s the part of you that concedes that there are forms of life that you can’t see, but you can still experience.

“Oh, thank goodness! I have guardian angels helping me along.  They returned my lost earrings!”

Here, you’ve confirmed your beliefs that things happen in realms outside of your physical one.  You’re being watched over.  At this level, you will work on any lingering beliefs about demonic possession, people observing you without your permission, and personal safety.

Let’s go higher, and see what your 5D self is wanting you to see.

At the 5D level you are exploring symbolism.

“What do my missing earrings symbolize?”

All of the belongings surrounding us have energy.  And while they are in our environment, we are responsible for that energy.  Is there someone who would use that item every day?  I bet there is; and by hoarding things we withhold those gifts from a fellow human.

They are also symbols of my ability to attract things into my life.  Everything vibrates at a particular frequency.  And for years, this item was outside of my frequency.  What is the difference between the Me that couldn’t see this item, and the Me that can?

How does it make you feel that you’ve withheld this energy? Guilty? Sad? Unevolved? Here are more areas to explore.

 

You can expand our perspective even higher, if you get quiet and allow it. 

But don’t fall into the “I’m getting nowhere” trap if you can’t raise your perception higher than 5D.  You’ll get flashes of it now and then, which will make higher levels of awareness easier upon your next conscious attempt. Here’s a hint:  You’re controlling all of it.

I’ve listed some areas below to help you explore this phenomenon according to your chosen level of consciousness.  Hopefully the questions will guide you inside to find the reasoning behind your lost item.

And, that lost item!  I guarantee that no matter what it is that you lost and recovered, you will look at it differently forever more.  It’s intended that way; to remind you that there is indeed magic everywhere you look—and also where you don’t look. And that magic is YOU.

 

 

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Areas to explore if you have experienced the return of a lost item:

Lessons on the 3D level:

Must you always have a physical explanation for any occurrence?  Why?
Do you believe that there is only one answer for any occurrence? Who told you that?
What happens if you can’t find an explanation for this occurrence?

 

Lessons on the 4D level:

Can I concede that I can’t explain this occurrence just yet?
Do Others have power over me?
Do Others have powers that I don’t have? (St. Anthony, or Archangel Chamuel, for example?)
Can they see more than I can see?
Who are these Others?  Are they mirrors of me?

 

Lessons on the 5D level:

Is this an item you love? If not, why is it here?
How long was this item gone before you missed it? Are you rightfully managing this energy (including time)?
What is the disparity of frequency between the You that could see them and the You that couldn’t?
What is the energy of the missing item?  Sad?  Nostalgic?
Does it represent a period in your life needing release?
Does it remind you of something you need to get done?

Remember: when you love your props, more props show up.

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Awakening Signs, Life on Earth, The Esoteric,

Itchy Throat? Communication Incoming

Were you ever just, you know, doing something…and all of a sudden you get a hitch in your throat like you have to cough? A tickle in the back that pops up out of nowhere? If so, take note, for it’s not a fluke.

There might be nothing physical blocking your throat at all. Rather, it’s an energetic block trying to clear itself.

Sudden hitches in the throat are a sign of an awakening throat chakra.

There are parts of you that want to communicate, and they aren’t all standing in front of you with mouths from which to speak.

So who is communicating with you?

Asking this question of yourself can open many avenues of discovery, as you contemplate your views on demonic possession, your ability to allow yourself as a channel for extraterrestrial or extra-dimensional entities, and your inherent abilities to accept messages from beyond.

Since you’re creating your reality, all of these others are really just you; but while we’re in a human body, we play along with the Others’ game to give our learning experience a little more flair. Which Others, though?

If you have a fearful world view, then those Others could include your version of whatever demons you believe could possess you. I’m pretty sure we’ve all solidified the image of Linda Blair’s head doing the 360 in The Exorcist.

With influence like this being fed into us, it’s easy to believe that there’s some bad guy out there to get you. It sells things. But truth is, it’s a lie. My guides don’t just incarnate and show up in my physical world. It would make my lessons so much easier to understand, right? Their answer was succinct and blunt:

“Because we don’t want to be human.”

As IF. The nerve. What are we, the chopped liver of the incarnates? As self-righteous as their answer made me, it opened a door to the knowledge that humans are just one option of a gazillion options that souls have to take form; and not everyone wants the human experience. Adventure for evolving souls abounds. In the case of non-physical guides, assisting me from another dimension allows them a different perspective from which to grow.

They did agree that the existence of tacos were a valid reason to take human form.

You may grapple with fears of possession for years, or months, or only minutes, if you’re waking up now. Earth’s energy is accelerating so rapidly that it’s easier than ever to make that switch.

 

No one is out to get you.

 

Your imminent coughing experience is a symbolic reminder that communication comes on many levels. Not only through your ears or into your eyes, but also through the ether, in the form of feelings, intuition and inner imagery.

 

You have a team of loving souls, both physical and non-physical, that are guiding you along the path of where your soul said it wanted to go. Not everyone remembers this on every level, of course. What fun would that be?

And they use all sorts of methods to communicate. As you rebalance your fears about being possessed by something more powerful than yourself, you will open further up into acceptance that there are realities far beyond the reality you’ve been living in. It is then that new worlds open up to you because you know that the only thing that’s stopping you from living in them is your beliefs that you can’t.

So when you feel that hitch in your throat, you’re receiving feedback. Listen, with both sets of ears: those external receptors, and your internal ones that register voices. Additionally, watch for repeating images with both sets of eyes: your physical ones and your internal ones. And give your skin a chance to pick up on things you would normally explain away. And if you have the urge to speak, SPEAK! Record it on your phone or use automatic writing to get it on paper. Allow that channel to open up, and just like rusty pipes that need a little cleaning out, communication will become clearer with practice. The hardest part is allowing it in. After that, you may not be able to shut yourself up!

 

Your thoughts turn into form. And the air around you is rife with thoughts: yours, mixed with everyone else’s. Together they form a soup, which defines your external environment as you experience it.

When you allow these messages in, you’ll realize that you’re getting much more help than you ever thought existed. You will never feel alone again, for how can you when you’re sharing your environment with so many friends? They want to see you succeed, and while there may be some initial hand-holding while you clear out those icky beliefs, you’ll soon realize that no one is here to annihilate you.

Learning to pay attention to physical signs such as these will propel you forward on your awakening journey, and will add substance to your daily life out there in the 3D world. This is you, bridging that gap between the physical and non-physical. So go enjoy some tacos, and give thanks that we are allowed to use these amazing biological vehicles to feel, taste, speak and enjoy such amazing things.

 

If you suddenly find it hard to look other people in the eyes, watch this video.

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Featured, Life on Earth, The Esoteric,

How to Locate Your Guides in the Physical

Your physical world is a mirror of what’s going on inside of you. As within, so without, so we say.

As you go about your day in the 3D world, your guides from the non-physical constantly place symbolic reminders in your environment, hoping you’ll see them and note the connection to a theme you’ve been contemplating lately.

For instance, if you’ve been thinking about buying a new car, and you were wondering if you should buy it in blue, rest assured you’ll being seeing the exact car—in blue— everywhere you look. Seriously, in mathematically impossible proportions.

You may previously have labeled such things as coincidences, but now you remember that you are creating your reality. Then, they become something else: Your thoughts made into form.

It’s not limited to seemingly inanimate objects, either. You have many guides who show up in your purview to deliver you a message. Chances are, you miss most of them in our busy world full of devices to stare at.

Those that appear in human form are the easiest for you to interact with. They can dart into your line of view from nowhere, and dart away just as quickly. Some will simply disappear in front of your eyes, to give you the added challenge of reviewing your beliefs about such things.

Remember: Nothing is random. Nothing. If it’s showing up in your view, then there is a reason for it. And the fact that it caught your attention gives it even higher clout.

 

Next time you have an hour, go sit in a busy place. Get a tea, and put your phone away. Observe the people around you, and let your eyes wander. It won’t be long before someone appears that catches your attention. Now watch that person and ask yourself a few questions.

First, use your brain to gather information. Like you are studying for an important test and want to remember as much as possible, take careful note of details. You are getting a download, right there, in the physical.

How is this person dressed?

Like a homeless person? Similar to you or vastly different?

Remember colors, repeating elements (once I saw a man wearing a completely tie-dyed outfit, including shirt, jacket, pants and even socks), or other things that stand out about their clothing. Pay attention to printing on T-shirts, jackets, or bags they are carrying. Note repeating numbers.

What are the person’s physical characteristics?

Pay attention to the ethnicity, height, weight (are you judging?) and posture. The majority of my guides fall into two categories: gorgeous black men with peaceful eyes, and a stubbly-whiskered white man with a Cheshire Cat smile, who has recycled himself in multiple cities.)

Which props are being used?

Since they have a whole stage to act on, your guides will use any props they can to get a message through to you. From a man transferring deadly canola oil from a large bottle to a small one on the street in front of me, to a homeless man emptying out his bag to show me his valuable meteorite collection; the props used are powerful symbols and offer volumes of information to you through symbolism.

What are they doing with the props?

Their actions with the props will tell you even more. Register the movements, and notice if any are being repeated over and over. This is an indication that the gesture itself holds a message for you.

Are there words?

This aspect of your encounter is the most fun. Focus and take in as much as you can. If you have a notebook, write it down as soon as possible. I promise, you will refer to it later.

What are they saying, and with what tone?
You might notice that the words are spoken in a contemplative manner, for instance: “Wow, it’s already been 9 weeks since my mother passed away.”

Are they speaking about others, or about themselves, or to you?
Is it gibberish or cohesive talk?
Does it refer to things that you’ve been thinking about, grappling over, or just encountered recently?

Do others appear to see them or not?

Are people stopping to watch the person, or do they just walk by like the person is invisible?

Most of my guides are not seen by the rest of the crowd. Occasionally, they will attract the attention of others, such as one beautiful black man, who was covered in scarves and adoring his reflection in the Starbucks window for an hour. He attracted 4 security guards and a lot of laughter from viewers. That was the day I couldn’t decide which scarf to wear, and finally in frustration, decided to wear none of them.

Now that you’ve recorded the major physical elements of your guide, use your inner wisdom to FEEL out the situation. This requires your focus inwards, to what your gut is telling you.

When the gut is included in the processing of the message, things get easier. It helps you count out possibilities, based on where you say you want to go. Does this feel good? Or bad? Noting these sensations is important because you’ll be using information from this encounter to create your reality.

 

What is the overall feeling of the scenario?

Is it playful? Mysterious? Silly? Does it leave you with questions? GOOD! Take note of whether you feel uplifted, puzzled, or excited. Your reaction to the scene from this perspective gives you a myriad of clues about your current world view.

If the message felt ominous, like when you read an Edgar Allen Poe story, then consider what parts of you expect bad things to happen. If, instead, you got a good laugh or scratched your head in wonder about its meaning, this can indicate that you are willing to consider that communication comes from many sources, and that life is meant to be a dance.

Remember that the message is delivered to you from a neutral perspective. It’s you that gives it meaning. The way you label things, prior to storing the data in your cells, is figuratively “time-stamped” based on your beliefs about the data at that moment.

 

In a world without time, your messages could refer to the past, the present or the future, in human terms.

Since everything is happening simultaneously, a message could refer to any timeline. This might be apparent only when the download is installed in your system, or in other words, when your consciousness has time to process it. The messenger could have brought further richness and humor to an experience you had earlier that day, like my “scarf” guide. It could let you know that the present path that you are on could use some course correction to create a different future, based on where you say you want to go.

Guides are everywhere for you. Once you allow the possibility of receiving messages such as these, you will be presented with all sorts of exciting opportunities, in the most unexpected places. Life is meant to be joyous, and creative, and exciting. There are other aspects of yourself who would love to see you feel the excitement of your creation, and not all of them live in physical bodies. Some just think themselves into physical form, just to serve you. To co-create with you. Remember that you are never alone out there in that big world.

Love to you.

 

 

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Awakening Rants, Awakening Signs, Featured,

Your Awakening Report Card

The process of ascension occurs on all levels of yourself simultaneously.

This means that not only is your physical body going through an upgrade, but you are also growing on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well.  Your Higher Self, as we call the part of you that functions mostly outside of your conscious awareness, is growing right along with you.  And your Higher Self’s Higher Self is growing too….and onward up the creational hierarchy the growth goes…through your choices, actions and experiences while incarnated here on planet Earth.

 

There are times, however, in which you may feel that you’re not advancing at all.

It could feel like a standstill, in fact.  Your egotistical You has its own timeframe for advancement and you’re just not meeting those goals. Know that it’s hardly that.

 

Let’s compare You a Year Ago, with You NOW, on two different levels:

On a corporeal level, the ego compares the previous You, and the New You, according to illusion-based criteria:

“I have a better job.  I live in a nicer place. I now have a car that runs.”

 

When you review yourself from a higher perspective, those physical milestones lose their importance. Other measuring sticks take over:

I’m happier. I’m healthier. I am more creative.”

 

Every once in a while, review your personal report card.

Compare the Now You with a Former You.

Pick a You from a year ago, and a month ago, and yesterday.  Reviewing all of these different You’s will give you a perspective on how malleable time is, for you’ll see rapid acceleration in all areas of your life the closer you get to “now.”  This is because the illusion of time is collapsing into only “now.” It won’t be long before you, and others around you, will be living in the moment rather than in the linear “past” and “future.”

Your report card need not include grades.   In a holographic Universe, self evaluation using linear grades make no sense.  You are growing on all levels, some of which you’re aware of and others in which you are not.

Here’s my favorite decree when comparing my earlier Me’s to the now Me:

“I see progress.”

Soon enough, if not already, you will be recognizing your progress in every area, from every You of which you are aware.  Being in this state of appreciation brings more vistas of awareness to your view, and more You’s will feel comfortable making their existence known.  This is how we integrate, by accepting ourselves in all their forms, and recognizing how much we’ve all grown.

Love to you.

 

Kimberly

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Awakening Rants, Life on Earth,

When Someone Litters In Front of You

No doubt you’ve seen someone carelessly throw litter on the ground, and continue walking along.

This happened to me , as I was eating on the patio of a restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard. It was a quiet day, and a great time to observe people as they passed by.

One man, crossing the street in lazy conversation with a friend, pulled the lid off of his drink and tossed it on the ground in front of me.

How careless! How ignorant of him! What a jerk.

But wait! We Lightworkers are enlightened beings! We rise above petty judgments and harsh thoughts about our fellow man!

A lifetime went by in three of his steps on the sidewalk. I gazed in agony at the jettisoned lid on the ground in front of me. I glared at the man, who glanced over to see my iron stare.

“Are you going to pick that up?” I asked.
“You pick it up,” he laughed, and without missing a stride, he and his friend walked past.

I fumed in silence.

There it sat. Dozens of people walked past it, some even casting glances at it as they did. But no one picked it up.

Perhaps litter is part of your natural habitat, where you are. The litter, in this case, isn’t the focus of this discussion. The real question is, what do you do when someone’s beliefs about reality are so vastly different than yours that they incite your anger?

In his reality, his actions were justified.  Littering is OK.
In my reality, his actions were not. Littering is not OK.

Whose reality is correct? One in which littering is acceptable, or one in which it is not?

The answer: Both are correct. Both are valid. Both have a place here on Earth.

Learning to share the game board with others living in completely different realties is one of the biggest lessons we’ve come here to learn. This is the framework of unity.

 

Accepting diversity has certainly been the Collective’s biggest challenge.
It starts wars.
It fosters bigotry.
It fills mental institutions.

You get the picture.

 

So how is life different when all realities are considered valid?

This is where you get to define yourself. In times like this, you get to observe your reactions to this little diversity test, and you get to figure out who you will be.

Do you admonish the person?
Do you silently seethe?
Do you judge?
Do you pick up the litter?

You may do all of the above, like I did. I picked up the lid, and I walked the few feet to the trash can to throw it out.

Situations such as these are valuable reminders that others’ beliefs are simply their view of reality, and they have a right to share this world with you. You may not like their behavior, and yet by observing your reactions to it, you are constantly redesigning yourself, and integrating all of the different You’s back into the whole.

Are you afraid of doing the wrong thing? Angry at yourself for your judgments? Consider being kinder to everyone involved, especially yourself. You never make mistakes. You only create opportunities for expansion with every action you take.

Your reactions are your choice, always. So no matter what your decision, it is valid and purposeful for your growth.

 

Kimberly

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Featured, Life on Earth, Oneness,

Stuck In a Party Full Of Strangers?  Look For The Guy In The 80’s Jacket.

How did you feel the last time you walked into a party populated with strangers?

A little bit of social anxiety? Vulnerability? Outright terror?  Did you walk in and awkwardly get yourself the fastest-working alcohol available?  Been there.

Then, I bet, you started to look for someone you know in the crowd. It’s navigation time, so off you go, drink in hand, in search for someone that brings you comfort in a sea of scary strangers.

Oh no! You’ve searched the entire crowd, and your friends are not here yet.  Fiddling with your phone and checking for texts would certainly come next.  Plus, it makes you look busy.

But that only lasts for so long.  You realize that you are going to have to interact with someone, eventually.

  • “Oh, I don’t want to talk to him, he looks clingy.”
  • “OMG, what is up with her hair?”
  • “I’m not sitting next to that guy, hell no. Has he been wearing that jacket since the 80’s?”

For most of us, it’s automatic to search out the threats in a crowd, and to do our best to avoid them.  And yes, even an outdated jacket can be considered a threat.  I mean, what would you talk about?

“Obviously he and I have nothing in common.”

Are you sure?

I will bet that your initial judgment about him is largely based on historical programming; judgments made by beliefs planted in you by television, movies or well-meaning parents, rather than from previous direct experience.

Here is the truth:

You are divine.  All others are divine.

Is that concept a big jump for you?  And what does divine really mean?

You are a drop from a giant creative, omnipotent Lake—and you have all of the powers of that Lake, with NO limitations.

 

You have incarnated here to experience physicality, to grow, and to remember this truth.

Those fellow partygoers are also drops from this Lake, having a human experience, just as you are.  You are all equal drops, and you all have the same goal here. Even the guy in the Members Only jacket with ten buckles.

Why not see others as friends?

If they are sharing your party, then they have chosen to be there on not only the physical level, but on higher levels as well.  You are there to serve each other, through your mutual interactions.  Remember, you get back what you send out.

So the next time you go to a party, remind yourself of your common goals before you enter the room.  Don’t expect that everyone remembers these goals just yet, just as you forget from time to time.  It needn’t stop you from treating them as if they do remember.

This is how you recognize the divinity in another, and this is how you create that ideal life you’ve been dreaming of.  You’ll be creating from a higher level, one that is not hindered by judgments and false beliefs about reality.

Remember, we’re all friends.

 

Kimberly

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The Lake symbolism is quite prevalent at this time in our awakening process.  Two resources for you:

Lyssa Royal-Holt’s new book details both galactic history and the nature of our collective reality. Channeled material from Sasha, a Pleiadian, and Hamon, a Sirian collective.

 

Atmosphere — Bde Maka Ska

 

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Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth, Trigger Messages,

Trigger Message: Are You STILL Waiting For Your Twin Flame?

The Twin Flame Theme is playing itself out quite nicely on Earth.

Do you feel like you have a divine counterpart out there, somewhere…and does that yearning dominate your waking hours?

“Where is she?”

“When will he find me?”

“Why is it taking so long?”

Well, my beautiful friend, you are not alone.  And you are not going crazy. Although our world would have you think so for every moment that you spend pining for someone you’ve perhaps never met, hoping that two lost souls will find each other like needles in a haystack.  This is one of the deepest longings a human can have, and it’s happening to millions of us.

Perhaps you delve into YouTube for clues and predictions about when your partner will arrive. “When will it happen? Will our worlds align at the next solstice?” For only when he or she arrives, can you start living your life, right?

It doesn’t work that way.

Now those videos on YouTube are from well-meaning people.  They are reading the energy of the Collective and they want to give you hope. Perhaps it is the next solstice, or maybe the New Year will bring this beautiful lover into your world.  Nevertheless, your Twin Flame won’t arrive until you make some changes on the inside.

Before you click away from the page because you’ve heard this before, consider how well those prediction videos have been working.  Have they brought you clues as to where he/she is? Chances are that they haven’t brought you to your partner.  Because the perfect partner you’ve been yearning for is already there with you, right now.  It’s you.

As long as you continue to look out there, you will see the lack of something you feel will complete you.  You will count how many months–or years–you’ve been waiting, and you’ll doubt the laws of attraction that govern our world. But those same laws of attraction never falter.  So that hopeless feeling you’re sending out is coming right back to you as more hopelessness.  And right back to Twin Flame predictions you’ll go, because you are looking for more hope to fill that gap.

If this is you, then I would invite you to read the message below.  It was created to plant a seed in you. This seed will sprout into an internal process of belief review. You may cry. You may find anger. And through this review, you will greatly increase your chances of encountering your Twin Flame, if that is truly your desire.

A trigger message for those still awaiting the arrival of their Twin Flame:

How do you feel about giving pleasure to others with your body?

Do you enjoy it?

Have you ever given pleasure to your partner and discounted your own?

End of message.

Why are the questions above pertinent to finding your lost lover?  I’ll lay out the mechanics for you.

For the last 13,000 years, Earth has been playing in the game of high polarity. You can call it Dark vs Light, or Good vs Evil. Patriarchy has ruled, in which the thrusting force (male, negative, external) is stronger than the allowing force (female, positive, internal).

We pass through such cycles every 13,000 years; and in 2012, we began the new cycle of balancing feminine energy.  You may have heard it called the Era of the Goddess.  It’s an age of BEING rather than DOING.  Of accepting, of unifying, of allowing in.  Of balancing that outward thrust with inner awareness.

Sounds serene, doesn’t it?

Well in order to get there, for both the individual as well as the Collective, we must swing in the other direction by behaving differently than we did for the last 13,000 years.

There is no doubt in my mind that you, or someone you know, has been abused in their past. Abuse is one example of this imbalance. It was played out on any number of levels:

  • Emotional (bullying, institutions such as the military),
  • Physical (drunk beatings by a parent, sexual abuse)
  • Spiritual (the church and its hypocritical abhorrence for pleasures of the body)
  • Mental (teachers telling you you’re not good enough)

In all of the examples above, there was one entity asserting power over another. The Lion and the Lamb, if you like to read ancient texts.

Since we’re all connected, we carry around the memories of all of these instances–from every life that’s ever been lived in an abusive situation–inside our cells.

These cellular memories affect our view of life if accessed consistently.  Plus, if in this lifetime you’ve experienced any of the above, then you are accessing these memories even more.  They compound into beliefs about yourself and your worth. And, especially if someone used your body without your permission in this lifetime, then you might carry some imbalance related to this theme.

 

Contemplate your feelings about the pleasure that YOU receive through intimate encounters.

Do you feel loved? Safe? Heard?

You may not derive any pleasure from intimacy, because previous experiences have been based on someone using you for their own pleasure.  Such events need not be limited to the bedroom; a screaming drill sergeant can derive just as much pleasure at berating you as any creepy perpetrator.

If intense feelings arise about this, do whatever you can do to safely feel them, including counseling if you feel you need it.

This type of energy can be cleared out much more efficiently now that we are on the feminine side of the cycle. You have endless support, more unity, and more understanding by fellow souls that have experienced similar circumstances.

By reviewing how (or if) you allow yourself pleasure, you are not only healing your own energetic imbalance, but you’re also healing the Collective as well.

 

So does this mean I won’t meet my Twin Flame until I’m healed?

Not necessarily.  Let’s go back to mechanics to explain.

The Law of Attraction dictates that “like attracts like,” and no doubt you are looking for the best version of a partner you can possibly imagine.  He or she will embody all of the values you deem important in a lover, and you would naturally want for yourself someone who has healed themself of major imbalances. I don’t know a single person that envisions an ideal lover that’s batshit crazy!

Such a person is of a particular frequency. And in order to experience that frequency, you need to match it.

Do you think that you will attract a person with all of those values if you aren’t living them yourself?

Now no one will be perfect while in a human body. So no need to expect it from yourself, or from anyone else you encounter. You do want healthy, though, and that health starts with you, the attracting force in this whole scenario.

By reviewing your beliefs about your power over your own body, you take care of yourself. You’ll then focus on allowing in another person who shares your values, who wants the same things that you do; and you’ll be allowing them in on your terms, not merely theirs.

This is you, regaining your power, and serving humanity at the same time. When you decide to let your Twin Flame in, rather than giving them all the power to come to you…then you’ll draw that person to your side.  It’s Law.

 

Kimberly

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