The Epiphany That Changes Everything!

Image-Heaven:Earth2Do you ever feel like you don’t really belong here on Earth? I’ve felt like that most of my life. But I had an epiphany yesterday that changes everything!

Recently, as part of my preparation for stepping into my soul’s purpose in a bigger way, I have been engaging in some heavy-duty clearing of my own blocks. (Something I strongly recommend to everyone who longs to live their highest purpose.)

After several days of deep inner work, dredging the depths of my refusal to fully incarnate, my reluctance to take responsibility for my physical existence, to fully show up, give my gifts and do what I came here to do….

…I heard in my inner consciousness a phrase and realization that changes everything: Dual Citizenship!

And I heard myself saying: “I declare myself a dual citizen of Heaven and Earth! I accept dual citizenship!”

What I now see is that in order to bridge Heaven and Earth – the work we are here to do in this moment of history – we must hold dual citizenship and reside in both worlds equally. When we go back and forth, entering one zone often means losing the other. I have continually lost touch with practical reality when spending a lot of time in meditation, and have lost all sense of my spiritual connection when I got hunkered down in “regular life.”

Furthermore, to do our Sacred Work we must learn to stand fully in our power. But how can we do that if we’re not willing to really be here? It’s impossible. (Do you know what I mean?)

In my history this dilemma showed up early when, as a youngster, I was told by my parents and society that I had to choose. I had to accept the way things are, get a “real job” and be a “responsible citizen” – or be doomed to a fairly marginal existence without much power.

There was only one choice I could make – I chose Heaven.

What that meant was I lived as an artist and spiritual seeker not solidly rooted in the world of daily responsibility and getting by in pretty sketchy ways.

Actually, I lived much of my life frozen in a state of perpetual childhood because I refused to grow up. As a result, I gave up my right to participate fully in the world as an equal. I watched from the sidelines while others participated, burdened by the gifts I couldn’t give. That was the price of seeking escape from the harsher densities of Earth.

In recent years I’ve stepped more and more into the world, as the call to live my purpose and give my gifts has grown increasingly powerful. Yet still, as I did my clearing, I found remaining strands of fear, unwillingness, and doubt that I really belonged here. I was still holding back.

Until finally the revelation came – I can claim dual citizenship and live in both worlds at the same time. I can allow my soul to inhabit my body fully, and open wide the container for what wants to come through, rooted in Earth and open to Heaven.

I can now take a stand for all those seeking safe harbor in this most exquisite and fragile of worlds that divides body from spirit and love from survival.

I can do my best to help lift the energies and to heal what is split, so that all may freely live in both worlds at once. So that all may claim dual citizenship in Heaven and Earth.

Will you join me?

I’d love to hear from you about how these thoughts affect you. Do you have some of the same issues? If you do and would like help thinking them through … or if you’d like to know more about the powerful clearing tool I’ve been using and how you can benefit from it too  – please contact me!

What is TRUE Freedom?

Yesterday was the Fourth of July – our Independence Day in the United States. I even went to see the fireworks display in NYC, where I live (see above).

Here in the US we talk a lot about freedom, 
pride ourselves on being “free” and get very riled up when we feel our freedom is being threatened. 

But are we free?

I could be asking that question on many levels, but today I’m thinking about the kind of freedom that means the most to me – internal freedom. I believe that is the fundamental freedom.

I don’t know about you, but I am very aware of the ways that I am NOT free. Even to get triggered when I feel my freedom is threatened is a sign of not being free. For whatever triggers me controls me, and I then react in habitual ways that have been conditioned in me over time. Where do my feelings, ideas, and reactions come from, anyway? Do I freely choose them?

I’ll give you an example:

One thing about me is that I don’t like being told what to do. I have a feeling of my freedom being infringed when that happens. (Perhaps you can relate?) I can feel indignant and convince myself that I am a “free spirt” who needs to “follow my intuition” and “be in the flow” and should not have to follow rigid rules.

And some of that may be true – in an ideal world. In fact, I have created a life that supports that ideal, to a large degree. That’s part of why I became an entrepreneur. 

But as an entrepreneur, there are still many things I “have to” do. And I may still rebel against them.

Who is rebelling? I would say it is my inner teenager, conditioned by a lifetime growing up with a controlling mother – simple as that. I am in fact still being controlled by those patterns laid down in my childhood.

And if I have no choice about how I react when I am triggered – then I am definitely NOT free. I am more like a puppet at the end of a string being jerked around when something pulls that string.

So where are YOU not free? What patterns, habitual ways of reacting, feeling, believing have been conditioned in you over time that you may take to be your truth – even a sign of your freedom?


How to Easily Access Your Inner Guidance

I’m becoming more and more committed to seeking guidance – my own higher guidance and wisdom that’s always available when I remember to connect to it.

(Can you guess what the image on the left has to do with hearing my inner guidance? Read on and you’ll find out!)

Do you know that your own inner wisdom is always available for you to hear?

I bet you do. I bet you’ve had more than one experience of  awe at the clarity and loving compassion that’s come through you in one form or another – for yourself or another.

But, if you’re like me, you also forget it’s there, forget to turn in that direction, forget to ask, and forget to listen.

I certainly forget, all the time. Like with any practice, remembering to do it, and developing a daily habit of one or two simple actions, is the most important step – and the hardest one.

Meditating, journaling with my higher self, or consulting a card to connect to my guidance for the day – that’s easy. It’s also enjoyable and helpful. My day goes better if I start it that way. I feel more centered and supported. And I remember what’s important.

Yet remembering to make that inner connection for some reason seems to be hard. Overcoming the resistance that is the ego’s reaction to any change, including a change of consciousness  – that’s what’s hard.

That’s why reminders help. That’s why cultivating a habit until it feels like second nature, like brushing my teeth, is so important. That’s why taking seriously the importance of this inner connection and making a commitment to it that’s not based on how I feel, is major.

That remembering, and developing a regular habit of inner connection, can actually be the turning point of life.

The other day, before hosting a webinar for my friend Pam Hale about her wonderful tool for accessing inner wisdom, the Sand Spirit Insight Cards, I decided to pull a card from her deck for myself.
I turned the cards face down on my bed, swirled them around with my hand and let my eye be drawn to one card that seemed to be calling me. When I turned it over, I saw the suggestion of a figure leaning over to the left. (That’s the card featured above. Take a look and see if you see the same thing.)

But I realized that from the figure’s vantage point, she was leaning to her right. Her head was clearly tilting in that direction, and perched on top of her head, a little right of center, was a little white feather – like a delicate antenna pointed at the sky.

What was the message I got from this card? You guessed it: Listen. Connect to guidance. Tune in. Lean into my right brain and keep that antenna up.

This is also the message of the Sand Spirit cards themselves. So the message was personal for me, but also related to the topic we would be discussing on the call.

I find that when I feel resistance, the easiest thing is to pull a card. Many oracle cards spell out their meaning for you. What’s special about the Sand Spirits is that they invoke and invite your active participation, your tuning in to your own intuition and wisdom. They help you develop inner receptivity to your own wisdom.

The Sand Spirits invite you into a relationship. And they can be companions for life.

By the way, when I checked the number of this particular card- for each card has its own number – it was 29, that day’s date, the date of our call about the Sand Spirit Cards.
There are no accidents!

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To find out how you can learn to use the Sand Spirit Insight Cards to develop your own connection to your inner wisdom, click here for information about Pam’s Virtual Retreat.

My Sand Spirit Adventure

I had an inspiring experience today:  a Sand Spirit card session with my good friend, the spiritual coach, shamanic practitioner, and author, Pamela Hale.

The Sand Spirit Insight Cards are a brand new, unique and beautiful self-help tool. This evocative deck of cards contains images from the sea that Pam – who’s also a photographer – captured on a beach in Mexico. With the colorations of the minerals in the sand, colored stones, and bits of vegetation – all exactly as she found them – these images suggest magical and mysterious figures. The more you look at them, the more you see. When you ask them questions, they answer you. It is an illuminating experience to work with these spirits from the sand.

To give you an example of how vividly they can communicate, I’ve included the first two cards I chose, representing my past and present. I was astonished when I looked into the images – the one of the past appeared to be wearing robes that were weighted down with heavy stones, while the one for the present looks to be 9 1/2 months pregnant, and glowing with luminous colors.

I chose other cards as well, and as Pam helped me to explore them from different angles and in different ways, suggesting questions for me to ask, and pointing out images that appeared to her, more and more of the potentials of my life were revealed to me. A card that had at first seemed to defy interpretation turned out to be the richest in associations and totally uplifting to me.

What’s different about this tool is that it requires you to exercise your own intuition, to engage in a dialogue with the images, and to trust the wisdom that arises within you in response to your questions. So these cards act as an oracle that really speaks to you in the voice of your own inner wisdom. And they are a thrilling aesthetic treat at the same time, carrying an ethereal beauty and the fragrance of the sea.

As Pam describes them, the Sand Spirit Insight Cards are gifts from the sea that activate inner wisdom, creativity, healing, and transformation. That they are.

If you would like to experience these amazing Insight Cards for yourself at no expense, you can attend a free teleseminar Pam and I will be offering together on Sept. 29th.

Click here for more information and then scroll down to register. I promise you, you will be very glad you did!