About This Energy ~ Help! ~Repost

 

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The current energy flow is knocking us around…tossing us like leaves on a windy day. We get up in the morning and try to be “normal”…but this energy that is permeating our world seeps in and begins to take over, and we are affected by it. With all that is going on around the world…this flow of energy is dastardly. Everyone is feeling it. And having a rough time managing through it. World events, weather, and personal woes have accelerated with this energy, and it “looks” like no matter what we do, it is difficult to rise above it. In my work these recent weeks, I find myself repeating and reinforcing the same message, reminding people of a few things that will help with this process, and encouraging everyone to stick to these things, to not allow the rampant forces to overwhelm us. I share those things here too, in hopes it will help in some small way.

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The most important thing is…we do not have to allow this energy to take over our lives. Even though it is rampant and strong and permeating…we still have command over our Personal and Sacred Spaces…and we must not let this energy lead us to believe anything else. It would have us believe that we have no choice but to succumb to it…but that is not the Truth. And does not have to be “our” truth. Once we take this in and believe it, we can do something to reinforce our energy and personal power.

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So, the first thing to do is…Cleanse and Get Grounded. Whatever your spiritual or religious beliefs, there are processes, prayers, meditations, and rituals for Cleansing and Grounding. Do them. Often. I have just such a process I teach, and do myself, and it helps so much. Just yesterday morning, I did my Cleansing process and felt and saw the sludge of negative energy cleanse from my system and aura…and I felt so much better for having done it. I then Grounded my energy with the Earth Mother, reset my Boundaries, and declared my Sacred Space clean and clear. I was able to go on the rest of the day Balanced and Centered. Even though “that energy” was still near, I was better able to keep it outside my Boundary and not allow it to overtake my day and mood or affect how I felt and related to others.

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Much of the angst we are all feeling is not connected to anything in our own lives. Certainly, we all have issues in our lives to deal with…but with the enhancement of this negative energy, those things seem bigger and harder to manage. But, the real issue is…much of the negativity we are feeling is because of the global negative energy that is rounding this planet. If we can remember that…and Cleanse ourselves of it as often as possible…it will make our own issues easier to handle. And…it will press back on the global negative and help to change the flow.

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Each time one person Cleanses, Grounds, and gets their Light shining again….it connects with another who does the same…and that gets the Light flowing again. It is so imperative that we do not let this dastardly energy win by allowing it to take residence in our lives. Yes, we must deal with it and the world’s problems and find solutions, etc….but we do not and must not allow it to become the norm. We must fight it…and fight it by using our Light and the tools we have to keep our own space, our own lives, our own hearts and souls clear. By doing this…we contribute to the collective Balance and Peace we all wish to see become reality. That reality begins with our own lives…and from there spreads and flows into the world energy.

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So, let us each consider and focus on what we can do to keep our own energy Clear and Grounded, which helps us to operate and be in our lives in a better way, which helps the collective. It is a ripple that begins with each individual. This is how we can make a difference right now, in our own lives and in the overall energy.

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Stand in the center of the circle of our life as the Spiritual Warriors that we are, raise our swords, and declare that we shall vanquish this dastardly foe…one moment at a time…one day at a time…one Light circle at a time…and as each of those connect…we begin to build a circle of a far different nature…and Balance and Peace become possible.

(If anyone wants to know about the Cleansing and Grounding processes I teach, please feel free to contact me at the email address on the contact page. There are two blogs about Boundaries posted last week if you would like to reference that process.)

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Go out in your life today and be that True Self that you are no matter what is happening around you. Remember…our Core Self never changes…it is always there to support and guide us…even when we feel everything else has overwhelmed us. Be the Light Force that you already are. Be Brave and Compassionate and Steady. We WILL get through this…and we WILL get to a better place. Believe!

And, from my Heart and Soul to yours, I send you Love, Light, and Support! May each of you be filled with Love and Peace this day!

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Blessings!

 

All images courtesy of Google Images and Pinterest and credited where possible.

With Power…Still

 

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I, like everyone, go through moments of insecurity, doubt, fear, and feelings of unworthiness. It is human to go through these emotions…and completely natural and normal. Even if we work on ourselves, build self-esteem and confidence, and see ourselves as successes…we still go through these moments of insecurity and questioning our abilities and self-worth sometimes. It is part of our structure, and always will be. It is what we do with these feelings and how we choose to live that makes the difference.

But…something else came to me in a meditation the other day to add to this.

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Before this meditation, I was having one of those days of insecurity and doubt. I sat down for a meditation to explore it and move myself out of that cloud. And an interesting message came from my guides. Everyone (and me) probably already knows and accepts this…but it came as a new thought to me for some reason, and I heard it anew. I was feeling low, and low energy, and apologizing for not “being myself” and operating at optimum power and strength. I felt sorry that my energy level was not at its brightest, even in meditation. And then…a lovely message spread through me…and the light bulb went on. This was the message…

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That, no matter how we feel “in our heads”…that is, no matter how low, insecure, or defeated we can feel at times…under those emotions…we are still the Person and Soul we always are…this does not change. It is only our negative issues and feelings that take over our minds…but in our heart and soul…we are still the Powerful Spirit we have grown into, that does not change just because we feel insecure.

Our lovely minds can go so many places with fear and anxiety…and try to convince us we are not who we really are. But that is just the mind. It sends us in circles up there…but down in the depths of our heart, soul, and character…those things do not change just because we think or feel insecure. We are still the Powerful Being we have always been.

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For me, it helped realizing that…even if my Power felt low, or I had a moment of insecurity or doubt, that it did not mean I had lost all my gifts. Unless, of course, I BELIEVE my own insecure voice.

Of course, having those feelings over time can chip away at our heart and soul, and we can lose a sense of our true selves…BUT, even then, it still does not change the fact that we are who we are and we have our own Power, Strength, and Purpose built in to our Being, our unique Self.

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So, for those moments, or days, when we feel insecure, low, defeated, or unworthy…go ahead and feel it, process it, and move it out. BUT…remember all the while that…no matter what our feelings or troubles are…our Core Self which holds our Power, Strength, and Purpose, and Gifts is still there, living inside us, supporting us, and waiting for us to process through these human emotions and get back to being who we really are…our True Self…which is the real success.

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So actually…we‘ve got this kids! We basically have our own backs. We have the best support we could ask for. While we ruminate in insecurity, our True Powerful Self sits patiently waiting for us to process…and is there, exactly where we left them when we went on our tangent…and nothing is diminished. Truth cannot be destroyed…it just is. So, the True Self will always prevail.

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Lends a bit of comfort to these old bones.

Blessings!

Monday Message ~ Flow of The True Self

 

Good Monday Morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I am up early, seeking our message to begin our week and take with us through it with wisdom. The Runes are speaking this morning, so I pulled “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum close, and the Rune that fell into my palm was:

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Laguz: Flow, Water, That Which Conducts

Message (paraphrased): Unseen powers are active here, creative and fertile powers of Nature. The attributes of this Rune are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of tides and emotions, of careers and relationships. Laguz fulfills our need to immerse ourselves in the experience of living without having to evaluate or understand. It speaks to the desire for comfort and the satisfaction of emotional needs, to the lunar side of our nature. For, while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us toward unity and merging.

This Rune often signals a time for cleansing: for revaluing, reorganizing, realigning. A Rune of deep knowing, Laguz may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for self-transformation. Success now lies in contacting your intuitive knowing, in attuning to your own rhythms. A Rune of the Self relating rightly to the Self, Laguz signifies what alchemists called the conjunctio, or sacred marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live happily ever after”.

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

I have written a great deal lately about the importance of living our True Life and being our True Self. Now, it is more important than ever, as we see the turbulence in the world ramp up and become disheartening and frightening. Laguz, the Rune of deep knowing, calls on us to do that very thing…to reach deeply into our Spiritual Self and align with our intuition, which leads to our True Self. Now is the time to lay aside the lies we tell ourselves, the pain of the past, and the self-incriminating ideas that we are not enough. Our True Self is always enough because that is where our True Nature lies. And, whenever we live in our truth, positive energy thrives.

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Laguz once again reminds us that unseen powers are at work. Those forces around us that we cannot see, but are present and moving and creating around us. Some of that creation looks hazardous…but we cannot succumb, we must dig deep and find that Spiritual Warrior and make ready for self-transformation…which will aid the world in its transformation. If each of us do this, the Light we create will link, and balance will be restored. Just by being our True Self, and living by our own True Nature, we help the balance of the tides that are ebbing.

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Some of this we can understand…but there are many things we do not or cannot understand at the moment, but that should not stop us from moving forward and doing what we know we need to do. Often…the understanding comes after we have been brave enough to keep moving, even when we are not sure where we are going.

Right now, we may not be sure of “where”…but we can be sure of “how”…by accessing our intuition, tapping into our own individual rhythm, and aligning with our True Self. And going with the Flow that comes from living our True Life.

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We must Flow with the tides, not against them, as we align and link. This is important…if we are to have our fairy tale happy ending. Which…I believe…is still possible.

Blessings!

A True Life ~ Re-Post

 

“Let go of expectations and live the life you were destined for. Peace comes only when we are true to our soul’s nature.” ~ Unknown Author

“Do not forget that you are who you decided to be.” ~ Stephanie Cook

“The universe is a stage on which your mind dances with your body, guided by your heart.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

It is a deep question to ask of ourselves….if we are living our True Life. And more importantly, when we ask that question, we must be completely honest with our answer within our hearts and souls. It does not mean we have to do anything with that answer immediately…just that we allow ourselves to consider the idea.

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I said in previous posts how important I believe it is becoming to strive to be our authentic selves. To add that positive energy to the world to help balance all the lies and negative energy that abounds. Thoughts, words and actions have Power, so by living our true lives and fulfilling our true purpose, no matter what it is, we contribute to that balance. And the world is terribly out of balance and in trouble right now. Consider that, by changing your life, you change the world too.

Contemplate and ponder the totality and accumulation of your life experiences, for they have led you to this moment. What happens to us is part of our destiny and imperative to our understanding that they lead us to where we are meant to be. Without that, we have no direction. We would meander through life not knowing where we are going or why we are not getting there….or even that there is a There.

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We all have a “greater story” than the life story we are living at this moment…unless you are already living your true purpose. Even then, the path grows further. But…with all the difficulties we endure, all the stress we bear, all the negative we tolerate…and even the good things that are a part of our life…..we still have a greater story being woven into that Great Tapestry. And there is a magnificent glow that awaits us when we choose to take up our Torch of Destiny.

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Let go. Don’t resist. Let life come to you. Don’t force life, or a door to open. Stand before it and ask if it is the right door. If it is….it will open for you. If it is not, another door nearby will hear you and open to show you the way. Maybe not your way, but the way that is best for you. Sometimes, “my way” is not what is meant to be, but the way that comes turns out to be the “Best” way.

Is there something that has been on your mind that you have always wanted to do, but never did because “life” got in the way? Is there something you started but never finished? Is there a flame of thought that you think might serve people but never fanned it because you think it/ you are not good enough? Is there something you have always “known” about yourself, but never took the time to explore and cultivate it? What was it as a child that you yearned to grow up and be? What did you think your life passion was then, and now? What is that one thing that you are sure you are so good at, but don’t choose to do?

These are a few questions to help you ponder…this is the stuff of epiphanies and realizations…..and they can lead us to where we are meant to go. To that True Life we are meant to live. And, to the self-happiness and the betterment of the world should we choose to go….There.

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Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

 

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“Darkness is simply you being absent from being fully yourself.” ~ Dr. Eric Pearl

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

When darkness comes across our path, and we are lost and cannot see the Light, we look around us for the switch that will turn the Light back on and illuminate our way. But, it is not the Light outside us that is missing…it is the Light Within Us, our special, unique, bright Light that we need to look for and rekindle. For it is that Light…the Light we hold within us, that glows and shines upon our path to brighten our way. And our Inner Light shines the brightest when we are fully present, fully being ourselves…our True Self. Look for the Light within when faced with Darkness. It is the only Light that is always there for us and will show us the way out.

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“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” ~ Author Unknown

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

How big can those paddles get? You know, the paddles we beat ourselves up with regularly. That can be quite large, heavy, and powerful. The paddles of judgment through which we tell ourselves we are not smart enough, attractive enough, successful enough…or “any” enough. And most importantly…we are not moving fast enough. But consider that…when walking any path, be it spiritual, life, or hiking…we only get along the path by…taking one step at a time. Putting one foot in front of the other to make progress. And no matter how we may hurry ourselves along…each step is still meant to be taken. So we must put those paddles down and stop criticizing ourselves for not being/doing enough, fast enough. We are not meant to “get there all at once”…for then, what would we have to live for? Savor each step…and let your path tell you the Time.

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.” ~ Oscar Wilde

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

Life is truly a gift. To be able to Live…to have Life, to make choices, to have dreams, to fulfill those dreams, to have challenges and overcome them…to Love, Laugh, and Cry. This is all the stuff of Life…and yet we would squander it all with Worry, Defeat, and Hate.

What does Life mean to you? What is Living to you?

Think about a parcel…left on your door step, wrapped in bright shining paper and bows, with a note on it saying…”This is your gift of Life, Live it well”.

What would be in that package when you open it?? Think about it…and Live THAT!

Blessings!

What Direction Do I Go

 

I dream very vividly and often. I wish I had a little camera to implant in my mind to record them. I have not written about my dreams in some time….but these past few days I have had some very profound ones. I really believe that dreams give us a glimpse of life on another level and provide information and messages that will help us in “real time”. So I took to my “Dream Cards” by Strephon Kaplan-Williams to bring you a message from the dreamland today. These are lovely cards…and are full of images and messages, including the primary message. I am going to list all of the secondary images and messages too, because they are rather profound, and I do not want us to miss anything. So, bear with a bit more lengthy post!

The card I pulled is:

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DIRECTIONGuiding, Destiny, Fulfilling (Central Image – A Bridge crosses a great chasm)

Message: Direction is when we value somewhere or something greater than life itself. Direction is not simply choosing goals and fulfilling them. All goals deceive, whether one is climbing ambition’s ladder, nurturing a family, or championing a major cause of the people. While these need commitment, they do not transcend the specifics of life. The only commitment that gives ultimate purpose is following Source energy to the end of your days, no matter where it leads you. Your Task Is: Ask if you have a purpose so valuable you can commit your life to it.

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Snake: Only the choosing are chosen, only the chosen are choosing. Seek the source of what challenges you.

Door: Clearing obstacles is the first step in finding purpose. Learn from everything that does not go your way until you no longer want only your way.

Suitcase: The true cost of a journey is to give up what you don’t want to let go of. Hold on tightly, then choose to give.

Cards: Fortunes are not in the cards, but in the choices of life. Choose with certainty and never look back.

Stairs: If one has more than one direction in life, they tend to cancel each other out. For the moment, choose the most central direction.

Dog: To be led means to make anothers direction our own. Give up self-desire and be guided.

Car: To keep moving is not in itself a direction but a distraction. Stop yourself long enough to choose where you are going.

Lightening: The journey combines what happens to us with what we do about it. Act more from inner knowing than anxiety.

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The Central Image, the Bridge, speaks of following Source energy no matter where it leads. (that “Source” is whatever it means to YOU). And….that our true Purpose is one that is so valuable to us that we commit our life to it. What could that be…to You? Seek the source of what challenges you, and find out. It is more important now than ever that we seek our True Self within and allow ourselves to be guided by that True Self.

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And we can only be guided when we let go of everything that keeps us tethered to the past, or keeps us judging and questioning what our Direction is. “Give up self-desire and be guided” tells us to let go of the expectations we have for “needing and having” to know and be in control of our Direction. It is when we stop for a moment, listen to inner wisdom, and trust that voice, that we are guided by right action and our Direction becomes clear. The Direction we are pushing in is not always the “right” direction, and guidance will help us see if that is so.

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I love the line, “Learn from everything that does not go your way until you no longer want only your way” because it reminds us that, while our individual tapestry is busily being woven, there is still the greater picture to be considered, and how our tapestry fits into that Great Tapestry. Perhaps now, more than ever, we need to reflect on this. And there are lessons to be learned from that which does not go our way from which we will see, there may be another way. Our way is not always the better way or the right way. And…it is ok if it is not. We should not expect ourselves to know the way all the time. Sometimes, it is ok to not know and it is necessary to listen and be led by the guidance of our inner wisdom as well as our Higher Power (whatever that means to us).

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The rest of the messages tell us to slow down, stop even, to listen and pay attention so we can choose with clarity where we are going, instead of tumbling head on into the future. Let go of old habits and fears that keep us stuck, ask for guidance and it will come, then choose a Direction and know that we will be guided by our inner wisdom and knowing. It is time to trust that Wiser Self within us all and act from Inner Knowing rather than Anxiety. Fear, Guilt and Anxiety lead us nowhere…but Inner Wisdom and Knowing…which we ALL have…leads us always in the right….Direction.

Blessings!

What Of This Destiny (repost)

 

Yesterday’s message from the Runes really inspired and motivated me. It also sent me searching in old blogs for this post…that I wrote over a year ago. As I wrote the blog yesterday, words from this one came to mind…and I was called to repost it and share it again. May it speak to you and inspire you as well. Blessings!

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“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.”  ~ John Lennon

“There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.”  ~ Nicholas Sparks

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”  ~ Alice Sebold

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.”  ~ Anais Nin

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”  ~ Garth Stein

“Your soul knows the geography of your Destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kind of rhythm in your journey.”  ~ John O’Donohue

“Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.”  ~ Daisaku Ikeda

***“Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of ‘psst’ that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer. ”  ~ David Foster Wallace

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ~ Hermann Hesse

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

What is this thing called Destiny? We hear of it often and we are all supposed to have one. Some of us feel we know what our Destiny is, while some are not aware of where their life will take them yet, while even further, some would deny their Destiny or ignore it for many different reasons. But, we are all on some level between knowing, not knowing, and ignoring.

So let us look at the definition of Destiny, as the dictionaries, books and scholars would define it:

1)      the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future; a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency; something beyond human power or control; the inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one’s lot;

2)      the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate; the power or agency thought to predetermine events

So, from these definitions, we can gather that there is “something”…be it God, Higher Powers, the Universe, Soul Energy…whatever you might wish to define it as…that has a strong hand on how our lives move, how the events in our life turn out and the road that our life path takes. That there is a power, greater than we are, that has a plan for us, and that there is a Higher Purpose for each of us to aspire to live up to and live by. And that there is a reason why each and every one of us was put here, and if we want to live full and happy lives, we should strive to find that purpose and meet it.

I will admit I do believe this sentiment. I lived a great deal of my younger life trying to fit into a place that I did not belong. I thought I was supposed to be a certain person, do a certain job, make a certain amount of money, have a certain amount of things…and then I would live “happily ever after”. Except…I was miserable. I tried to make it work but I knew there was something wrong with what I was doing, and I did not know what or how to fix it.

But, if I were to be completely honest with you…very deep down within the center of my being, I knew something. I kept it hidden and did not let it out very often. I was, by all standards, successful, so what would I leave all that for to do something completely different? And how could I possibly complain or say I was not happy with my life? Then, events happened, an illness, and a long dark time, a “dark night of the Soul”, that was part of my Destiny to experience, because when I emerged from that tunnel, my life was changed.

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You see, deep within me was this flame…this tiny source of Light that I had known was always there but thought I couldn’t let out. I thought I was doing the right thing with the job, etc…everyone told me I was. But, it ultimately didn’t work for me. And when I was in that deep dark cavern and looking for a light to show me a way out…guess where I found it? Yes, within myself. That little spark that never left me, that burned low, and stayed with me until I could gather the wisdom and the strength to fan it into a fire…and that fire…was my Destiny. The winds of Destiny blew within me and I let them rage, and let that fire flame high into a great blaze and it warmed me and motivated me and set me on the path that changed my life forever. And here I am today, doing what I was meant to do with my life. Living my Destiny. Fulfilling what I always knew my purpose for living was…but was too afraid  or distracted by “shoulds” to find out. It may have taken me some time and hard work and lots of mis-takes, but I made it here.

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Our Souls always know and have the maps for us to follow. But we often have to change some things about ourselves before we can read the map. There is practical work within us and in the world to be done to find our way. If we ask for guidance and answers…at the very right moment…they will come. That is part of our Destiny. Each step we take, each thought we have, every move we make…leads us to where we are meant to be, if we choose to look at it that way and give meaning to every step we take. But we must become conscious of those movements to capture their true meaning and embrace their messages. Then, with living our Destiny there comes a certain peace that we are living our true lives. And the struggles and difficulties take on a new purpose.

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I have a saying that came from the tunnel: “I mean to live my true life, and I embrace the means by which that will happen”.

If you are unhappy in your life, if you question the road or path that you are on, if you have a small spark within you that keeps flickering to get your attention…ask for guidance, and then follow the wisdom that voice gives you. It will not always be an easy or smooth road, especially if the life change is drastic, as it was for me. Oh, but I can share with you, that it was all well worth it.

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I share this story with you because I do believe we all have a Destiny, a reason for being here that fits just right for each of us, a special purpose that only each of us can fill in our own particular way, and I would wish for you that you would know that all you are going through can be the stepping stones as part of that Destiny, to carry you to the knowledge of that purpose. I wish for you to find yours…and then truly, live happily ever after!

Blessings!

Monday Message ~ The Spiritual Warrior

 

Well, here we are…the first week of the New Year. The party is over, and we begin our sojourn back to our regular lives, with holiday reveling behind us. Some say this is one of the hardest Mondays of the year on everyone, so I am looking forward to our Monday Message today. Of course, to begin this week, I must take up the Runes for the wisdom that will help us get through it. So I open my “Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum, slide my hands in the velvet bag that cradles the stones, juggle them about, and feel one nestle into my hand to be drawn from the bag to impart its message. The Rune is:

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Teiwaz: “Warrior Energy”

Message (paraphrased): “This is the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the Self. Funding a will through action, yet unattached to outcomes, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you – these are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.

Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the swordlike quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and the molding of character.

Here you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune are the sun, masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a life-long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust.

This Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energy? Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication and strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the Self.”

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

And so, the year of the Spiritual Warrior begins. The energy is accelerating, movement forward has begun, a new phase is at hand. And the Warrior within is being called to action.  As the Rune says…we are being called to look within and delve down to the deepest depth of our nature, our souls, seeking the truth of who we really are…our True Self. It is when our Surface Self is in battle with our True Self that we become confused and clarity is clouded.

Only in going deep within to get to know our True Nature can we know what we truly need…and also…tap into the unlimited and profound resources within to create and/or draw to us the fulfillment of those needs and desires. We must be absolutely honest with ourselves about our deepest nature. And deep within that nature, is the Spiritual Warrior.

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A Spiritual Warrior has the magic swordlike quality to cut through the cr*p…to cut away the old, stale layers to get to that True Nature. In this new year, it is time to wield that sword and strike through the muck…cleanse it away…and allow the True Self to emerge. To cut away the attachments from last year so that we can move freely into this one before us. Only then will we know our True Path. And when we do this with single-mindedness and awareness…then anxiety and stress will dissolve and we will find the gift of perseverance comes to us to aid us in walking our path in Total Trust.

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Seek your Source, Spiritual Warrior! Draw your Source to you, let it flow into you, and fill you with its Power, your Power.

And then persevere…which sometimes means…be patient. The art of a Warrior is knowing when to be patient, to lie in wait, until it is time to strike…with success.

So garb yourself in your Spiritual Warrior cloak. Take up your sword and fight for your life…your True Life…and then step out of your own way and let your Source flow through you…guiding you always in the right direction.

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Blessings!

Monday Message ~ Flow

 

Happy Monday my Good Readers! I hope you had a wonderful…and Comforting…weekend. It is the start of the week, so our Monday Message post is at hand. This time, we are seeking our message from the Runes…so I plunge my hand into the bag of stones and pull one for us. Pulling “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum to me…I set down the stone and see that it is…

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Laguz:   “Flow, Water, That Which Conducts”

Message (paraphrased): “Unseen powers are active here, creative and fertile powers of Nature. The attributes of this Rune are water, fluidity, the ebb and flow of tides and emotions, of careers and relationships. Laguz fulfills our need to immerse ourselves in the experience of living without having to evaluate or understand. It speaks to the desire for comfort and the satisfaction of emotional needs, to the lunar side of our nature. For, while the sun strives for differentiation, the moon draws us toward unity and merging.

This Rune often signals a time for cleansing: for revaluing, reorganizing, realigning. A Rune of deep knowing, Laguz may call you to study spiritual matters in readiness for self-transformation. Success now lies in contacting your intuitive knowing, in attuning to your own rhythms. A Rune of the Self relating rightly to the Self, Laguz signifies what alchemists called the conjunctio, or sacred marriage. In fairy tales, it is the end where the hero and heroine live happily ever after”.

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

So, the start of the message this week is to still “go with the flow”…a reminder that we all need to hear sometimes. It is often difficult to go with the flow, especially if it appears the flow is taking us other than where we think we want to go. We question, ponder, and seek answers…but at times, it is called for to keep moving whether we have all the answers or fully understand or not. There are times when understanding does not come until we have moved through the circumstance. Would we hold our flow back or stop it for this?

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The word “Comfort” also comes up here, and I have been feeling this for everyone. I wish I could hold all of you in my arms, stroke your hair, and whisper comforting words to you. I think we all need a great deal of Comfort in these difficult days, but mostly get precious little of it. That is why it is so important to remember we can give Comfort to ourselves. Yes, it is nice to get it from others, but if we can’t, then we should not let ourselves down by withholding it from ourselves. Seek Comfort!

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And finally…we will find a deeper understanding, or knowing, as we take time to reorganize any chaotic thoughts, or chaos in our surroundings. With cleansing comes clarity. Do deep breathing exercises, meditate, or do cleansing and grounding exercises. Make them part of our daily routine. In doing these, we access our intuitive side and find our own unique rhythm. Make the time! Because, with this, we form a deeper relationship with the Self…and in coming together with our True Self…magic happens…and fairy tales, dreams, and desires come true!

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Blessings!

Monday Message ~ Feel It

 

For our Monday Message today, I have chosen a passage from a book I sometimes look through for inspiration. It is called “I Am The Beloved” by Reverend Joy Dial. There are passages in this book that are remarkable in their wisdom, and this one spoke out to me this morning, asking to be the message that sends us into our week. It is about Feelings and Emotions…and here it is, paraphrased:

“If you choose, you have the Power and the Authority to make permanent changes in your physical reality, through a thorough catharsis of feelings that de-fragments the emotional clutter within your system. When you give yourself the opportunity to experience your lifetime of unfelt feelings, then the way is cleared for your experience of the fullness of your being.

Know that karmic energy is not be understood by the intellect, but experienced on a feeling level. If you choose not to experience these feelings, they are projected into a manifest form or situation which will impose the experience upon you, again and again, until you choose to surrender to the experience.

The experience and release of blocked energy expressing through you as sadness or despair, empowers you to also let go of narrow-minded misconceptions. Letting go of this energy leaves you with a tolerance and compassion that foreshadows all old opinions or judgments.

The energy you discharge fulfills hereditary karmic handicaps, leaving you free to experience the elegance you know as your True Self.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

My post yesterday was about Personal Power. Now today, we have a message that tells us not only do we have Power…but we also have Authority over our lives. With Power and Authority, we have command of our lives and spaces and we can change our reality. But that change does not only come from the intellect from which ideas spring. It also comes from Feeling the energy that is the springboard for those ideas.

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Now, if we deny our Feelings, about anything, including ideas, people, emotions, pain, suffering, joy, happiness…then we deny a part of ourselves that we are meant to experience, and we stuff those Feelings, creating a cluttered pile of emotion that has no outlet. With no outlet, and therefore no relief through experience, those cluttered crammed Feelings will manifest in some form, in order to be experienced, and will continue to manifest until we embrace the Feelings and the experience necessary for their release. (How many times do we ask ourselves why we are going through something…again?!)

In other words…Experience Everything…Feel Everything. It is a part of our lives for a reason, and we are meant to live it. There is a saying that the only way to “get over” feeling something…is to go through it. To Feel it with every fiber of our being for all it is worth. To squeeze every drop of energy out of our experiences…both good and bad…and then we will know the fullness of our being.

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And so too, as we move through the experience and Feelings, we release any blocked energy and open the flow of our life, empowering us to let go of misconceptions, opinions, and judgments that hold us back. Leaving us with more tolerance and compassion, for ourselves as well as others.

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Don’t hide. Live life to the fullest. Feel Life. And, if there are Feelings within you that have been denied and have not had their experience, let them out, Feel them, then let them go. The energy you let go of clears your karmic path of old experiences and leaves you clean and open for new experiences that will lead you to a deeper relationship with your True Self.

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Blessings!