In my psychic development class, I was told to get 22 distinctly different rocks for divining. While discussing this with my teacher, Spirit & my angels kept telling me that I need to go to my dad for marbles, instead of using rocks. They kept showing me a jar of marbles in my mind’s eye, which looked like a pickle jar, with a red lid.
So I called my dad and asked if he had 22 distinctly different marbles that I could have. I told him that my angels told me to come to him. He said yes. While I was on the phone with him, his wife said, “Now how did she know we had 22 marbles?!”. I said, “I didn’t! I’m just following what my angels told me to do!”. Love my angels. They never steer me wrong! » Read more..
I was inspired to make this video today after I found this feather on my morning walk. This video describes ways that Divine (Spirit, the Universe, your Higher Self, the Angels, Christ, Krishna, or whomever your divine may be) communicates with us and some ways to decipher the meaning of these message(s):
Here are a couple of websites I found describing the spiritual meaning of the Blue Jay nicely. They were websites returned by searching for “Bluejay Spiritual Meaning”.
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I inevitably come across social media posts with reckless images of someone abusing an animal or child, urging me to share the content. For the love of humanity, I refuse to share. Below are some of my reasons why, and a glimpse into what I do instead. Read on to discover the importance of your own vibration and in joining me in this practice.
Everything in the Universe moves and vibrates. That includes us. The thoughts we have (and hold) have an immediate impact on our vibration and, much like a ripple in a lake, our vibration influences our own environment; every life we touch; and the world at large*.
So, when I am asked to share these images and horrible stories, I simply refuse, because:
A. I think about how I FEEL when I see these images. That feeling is something I am vibrating out to the Universe. What I vibrate at impacts my life and every life I touch. Which raises a couple of questions:
Why would I want to hold that vibration (and therefore attract similar vibrations back toward me)?
Why would I want to add that vibration to the Universe, therefore impacting every life in it?
B. Once we see the image, it’s in our mind and heart. Our experiences, thoughts, and environmental input are not just in the head, they are also experienced in the body. Every image you see; every book you read; every movie you watch, every experience you have, every trauma you experience – they are all stored in this mind-body system. This includes the energy bodies, and it includes That which is connected to All That Is. So, one must ask ones Self, “Why would I want to proliferate this image (and associated feelings) into my own body? Or that of others? Or out into the All That Is?”
C. The All That Is holds the Cosmic Web of Consciousness; every thought that exists and has ever existed. Not just your thoughts and experiences, but that of every other person who is currently living or has ever lived. The more negativity we proliferate into the Cosmic Web of Consciousness, the more negativity we build up in our current societies and all generations of the future. What’s more, this negativity must eventually have an outlet. The same as people are driven to random acts of kindness, susceptible ones are also driven to random acts of violence (such as the 2012 Auorora ‘Batman shooting’ or the terrorist acts of the twin towers). They are all acts, driven by what is stored in the All That Is. Better to proliferate love, is it not?
D. Most people’s initial reaction to something like this, is to wish the same harm upon the perpetrator, thereby proliferating even a bigger storm of negativity and impure thoughts back out into the All That Is. As we can see in paragraph C, this has monumental impacts upon the entire world now and in the future. Hate breeds hate.
E. Once I have seen an image like this, it is very difficult to keep it from popping into my consciousness over and over again. For most folks, every time the image pops into their consciousness, it will create a holding pattern of keeping them in that lower vibration and bringing up more and more negative thoughts. Again, these thoughts and feelings get proliferated out into the All That Is and, eventually, those thoughts & feelings must have an outlet. Why would we do this to our Brothers and Sisters? Or to ourselves?
So, when I see a post like this on social media, instead of proliferating the negativity and opening the door to my Brothers and Sisters to have the images burned into their consciousness, I pray instead. I pray and ask God to bless the perpetrator and the victim, and I pray for the liberation of the souls of both. Then, I post something positive on my own wall; be it a post of gratitude, or a funny. I hope you will join me in this practice of holding and proliferating a positive vibration, for the Greater Good.
Blessings, Love and Light to you!
In Love and Gratitude,
*Studies have been performed, having a monk or a group of people meditate (holding a higher vibration) to see if it could reduce crime rates in the area. Preliminary statistics from one study (published in the New York Times) reported that violent crime dropped 23.6 percent in the first four weeks.
It’s just amazing to see how the divine manifests in our life. I’m in a hotel in Chennai, feeling a bit nervous as I prepare for my flight home to the United States (after having been gone to India for a year). I’ve been in this room for two days, yet it wasn’t until just this morning that I noticed my divine showing up on the shelf in the room. Do you see it? On the bottom left side of the shelf below the television?
Here it is, close up. How does one explain that?!
If you haven’t read my post about God’s Love Bug, it explains a little more about the hearts manifesting in our lives. You can read about it here. The divine manifesting in my room today is just another confirmation to me that I am not alone; that God is right there with me, supporting me, carrying me, and going before me. I love how the divine manifests in this way in the moments when I seemingly need this reminder the most. Thank you, God.
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Today, I’m grateful that I can find the silver lining in this cloud, even though I feel so down in the dumps right now… after three months of being away, I returned to my (shared) apartment in Karnataka only to find some my kitchen belongs (which are clearly marked with my name) either gone, dipped into, or completely used up. Depressing.
So.. as I sit here feeling grouchy and frustrated at the lack of morals in this world; with my head aching, trying to tune out the sound of the workers demolishing the building next door and the constant onslaught of vehicles honking (really, there is not even a two-second moment of silence on this street corner, except maybe between 2AM-5AM), a Force inside gently nudges me to reach deep and find something, anything(!) for which to be grateful.
“Can’t I just bask in my grouchiness?”, I asked this Force.
The response I got was that no matter how bad we think we’ve got it, there is always someone worse than us. Suddenly, a picture flashed in my mind of the deformed man on the beach in Kerala, whose body was stuck in a sort of permanent squatting position. Yet he still got up every single day, got dressed, and was out on that beach making a living. He didn’t get the choice to walk. He had to hobble, much like a gorilla, using his arms as legs. And even though he has long legs, he will never get his height measured in any taller than the height of his squat – about two and a half to three feet. Suddenly, a surge of gratitude pulsed through me and I began to feel grateful that I have legs and they work and I can stretch them out and run and walk and skip.
“Thank you”, I told the Force, “Do it again! Show me another.”
Soon, another image flashed in my mind, of the man that would come to our table each day at the beach in Kerala, emaciated, wrinkled and dressed in rags. This man didn’t speak English but still, he spoke my language. He spoke with his eyes. He spoke with his heart. He never said the word, “Please”, but his eyes said everything I needed to ‘hear’ (I’m literally swallowing back tears as I type this right now). And each day, I would pull ten or twenty rupees out of my pocket and place it gently in his hand. He also never spoke the word, “Thank you”, but every day after I gave him the money, he would squeeze it gently, still looking me in the eyes with gratitude, tap his hand to his heart, then to his forehead, and smile. Although half his teeth were missing, it’s one of the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen. This one scene alone provided so much to be grateful for, I could spend a whole day writing about it.
Through these gifts I’ve been shown, I was able to step back into the Present Moment and find the silver lining in this cloud. Today, I am grateful for the morals and values and standards that my parents instilled in me. I’m so grateful for the parents I was blessed with in this lifetime. I’m grateful that, through my upbringing and God’s Grace, I have the gift of being sensitive to the needs of others. I’m grateful that, although I’m sleeping with a bandana over my face so as not to inhale the vehicle fumes and demolition dust (without the windows open it would likely be unbearably hot in my apartment), I do have a roof over my head and food on the table – and not just any food – but good, wholesome vegetables and fruits. I’m grateful that I am well enough now to cook that food, for I can remember a time when I was so sick that I didn’t have the strength and energy to cook a meal, let alone eat it. And I am incredibly grateful for the man in my life who, despite my grouchiness, has graciously shown me more patience than I may deserve at times. He is one of the strongest men I know, mentally and emotionally. I don’t think God could’ve picked a better man for me. Truly.
If you’re ever stuck where you can’t think of anything to be grateful for, you could always close your eyes, take a few steady, deep breaths; ask your divine to connect with you or come into your heart and, once you feel a sense of peace or stillness come over you, ask your divine to show you what you have to be grateful for in this moment.
So? What about you? What are you grateful for today?
I am the world’s luckiest woman. My Love takes such good care of me. I am currently in an Ayurvedic clinic in India where most of the staff here do not speak very good English. My Love (an Indian Native) generally handles the communication with the staff. He recently left on a business trip, and before he left, he fetched a supply of water to last me until he returns, he told the nurses to take care of and watch over me while he is gone, and he pre-arranged for my breakfast to be delivered every morning (he takes care of that when he is here). He made sure I have everything I need and the day he left, he told me how beautiful I am, AND he gave me the most amazing massage after I told him my muscles were hurting. Wow. God must really love me, to bless me with such an amazing guy. Truly. So grateful. Thank you, God. He truly is exceptional. I’ve never met anyone like him. Next to God, he is my total best friend.
Listen, I haven’t always been so lucky in love. I’ve had my fair share of losers. (Okay. That’s probably an understatement lol). So, how did I end up with such a phenomenal guy? Well, in New Age speak, I ‘manifested’ him. In old school talk, I prayed for him and my ‘prayers were answered’. Which ever verbiage works for you, go with it!
You see, through the years, I’ve said many prayers for that right guy, and I had made many a list of exactly what I wanted in a man. Men would come into my life that would actually possess these very qualities I was hoping for, yet the relationships just didn’t work. So, what did I do different this time? It can be summed up into two words: Allow and Surrender. This time, I said my prayer and I surrendered the rest to the Universe, or my divine. After that, I just forgot about it and went on with life, with the faith that God would bring the right man into my life at precisely the right time for us both.
My prayer was also different. I didn’t ask for a man that has any specific quality, like being kind and caring and loving. I didn’t ask for a man that looked a certain way or had financial stability. I had already learned that asking for these things didn’t work. So this time, I simply surrendered it to my divine and asked for a man with pure intentions, the most beautiful heart; whom I have things in common with; who would have my best interest at heart and would be the perfect match for me Right Now. Then I left the rest up to God.
I didn’t stipulate that it needed to last forever either. Instead, I realized that God knows exactly what I need in my life right now and whether or not it is a relationship that’s here for a reason, a season, or a lifetime? Well, that’s really not my business until or unless it’s revealed to me. In other words, I gave up my crystal ball and simply left it all up to God.
It was shortly after that prayer that Terrance showed up in my life. I’m sure glad I left all the little details up to God, because Terrance has far exceeded all of my expectations of how a man could enrich my life. Had I tried to inject what I wanted into that prayer, I don’t think I would have someone as amazing as Terrance because, in my consciousness at that time in my life, I didn’t even realize men like Terrance existed outside of a fairytale. Thank GOD I didn’t limit myself!!
My point? Don’t pray for a man or woman that will do this or that for you. Don’t pray for a man or woman that looks a certain way. Don’t pray for a man or woman that has this quality or that quality. Don’t pray for a relationship that will last forever. Instead, pray for a man or woman that has pure intentions and a heart of gold. Pray for the man or woman that you can have fun with, who will make you feel like a goddess (or a stud), who understands the value of the human spirit and will have your best interest at heart. And then once you’ve said that prayer, surrender to the Current Moment; to Right Now, knowing that God or the Universe will deliver exactly who you need at exactly the precise timing that you need him or her – not a millisecond sooner or later.
Have faith, that if you are still single, there is a reason for that. And if you are tired of being alone, whose to say God isn’t spending this time forming and shaping and molding you into the person your ‘One’ is going to recognize and, if you met a minute too soon, maybe s/he wouldn’t recognize you at all?
Have faith, that if you lost a love, it wasn’t yours to keep. Whose to say God didn’t bring that person into your life to mold and form you into the person you are meant to be; the person your ‘One’ will be able to recognize? Perhaps the last love that you lost was brought into your life simply as a mirror to teach you about yourself. If you learned anything valuable or had any valuable experience from it, then there’s a lot to be grateful for… many spend a lifetime alone without ever experiencing romantic love at all. Many don’t even know what it feels like to know that someone’s got your back. If you do, get own on your knees and thank God for that.
Once you say your prayer, LET IT GO, with the FAITH that your divine is going to bring that right person at precisely the right time for you both and not a second sooner or later. If you’re constantly thinking about wanting a man or the fact that you don’t have a man (or woman), then guess what? That’s what you’re vibrating out to the Universe, and if you’re vibrating that out to the Universe, then that is what you are creating. So, instead, say your prayer and release it into the Universe (hand it over to God) and then surrender to God’s will in your life. In the meantime, move foreword spending the next however-long-it-takes working on YOU and finding out what makes YOU happy because by doing that, you are already getting one step closer to the love you deserve (and the love your One deserves to receive).
Everything happens in it’s own time. If it’s not happening, it’s not time yet. God doesn’t always give us what we want. God gives us what we WOULD want if we could see what God can see and if we knew what God knows.
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It’s interesting… Because, up to this point, during my treatments at the Ayurvedic hospital, I’ve been chanting in my mind, “The Light & Love of God has cured me”. Then yesterday while I was chanting that I realized… If I’m still hanging on to the thought or vibration of needing to be cured, then that’s what I’m creating every single day… a version of me that still needs to be cured. I know I was saying “has cured me”.. but the truth is, if I were cured, I wouldn’t be thinking about being cured at all, I would just be living my life. So, I taught my doggy a new trick!
The next day, I changed my chant. At first, I started out with, “I am love”… and then I thought, “Why am I limiting myself by changing this to simply that I am love? What am I really?” Before, I was saying that the light of love of God has cured me, but then I realized that actually, I AM the light and love of God and when I vibrate THAT, then there is no such thing as anything that needs to be cured, because the light and love of God is pure and whole, just as it is.
So that became my new mantra during my sessions: “I am the Light and Love of God”. And that, my friends, is when I started to see some real change (okay, okay, there were some other energy techniques I employed that I feel played a role as well, but that’s for another day ha ha).
In what ways may your limiting beliefs be limiting your progress?
Today, I seated myself to lunch at the lovely organic restaurant, Rasa Dhatu. Shortly after, a couple was seated at a table nearby. I placed my order and began to read.
A while later, while I was still waiting on my food, the waiter delivered a plate to the nearby couple (who ordered after I did). The man apparently ordered the same dish I had ordered. Realizing they were getting served before me, I simply asked my divine to resolve the situation; knowing all would resolve.
Seconds later, the waiter slowed in his tracks and got a look on his face, like, “wait a minute, that’s not right. He back-tracked to the man’s table and asked, “You did order this, right?” The man replied, “Yes, perfect!”, not raising a hand to touch his plate yet.
The waiter then walked to the counter and looked at his order tickets, then he went back to the man and retrieved the plate, apologizing and informing the man that the plate was mine; I ordered first. Soon, the waiter lay the untouched plate before me, with an apology.
Coincidence? Bwaaaha ha ha haa!!
Life is so full of magic and wonder and beauty… all there waiting for you to realize it. I never had to say a word. My divine took care of it all.
Ask your divine for EVERYTHING!!! Nothing is too big, and nothing is too small <3
How can your divine help you, if you don’t ask? How can your divine deliver if you don’t believe?
Previously, I shared my experience with you about the phenomenon of the divine holding the coin to the wall… and I’m sure this was really hard for most of you to believe, having not experienced it yourself. I was actually able to get some videos of this phenomenon at a different site; the Nandi bull in Mysore.
I’m sure it may still be hard for some to believe. I showed one of these videos to a friend here in Mysore, and even seeing a video, she refused to believe there wasn’t some trick behind it. She was just certain that there was tar on the bull, or that it was magnetized. It’s unfortunate that her mind wouldn’t let her believe… because it’s such a beautiful, sacred experience.
If you ever get the chance to come to India, bring coins with you.. because this is one experience you must have before you leave; especially if you lack in faith.
Here’s a video of me, channeling my divine to accept my offering. It’s one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Notice, in the second video, you can see the coin sliding beneath my finger-tips, so it’s evident that the bull is not magnetized or tarred:
One person said they felt electricity come through their arm. I don’t remember what the other said. Personally, I felt heat come through my arm. Thank you to my beautiful friends for being a testimony to the divine for the world to see. Thank you to Spirit for allowing the recording and flowing through on this day <3
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If you lack in fath, see how you lack in faith. Ask your divine to reveal itself to you; to give you an experience that you can’t deny; an experience that you can carry with you for a lifetime and never doubt again.
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My day is full of love and light!! It rained all day. Rain is a blessing. A kind man offered me a free ride home on the back of his scooter so I didn’t have to walk in the rain. On the way, it started to rain really hard so we had to pull over and wait under a tree until the rain let up.
Across the street I saw two men fighting.. over trash. That was a sobering experience. To think that trash can be so valuable that it’s worth fighting over. As I watched from the other side of the road, I began to give both men distance Diksha. They were getting physical, slapping and shoving one another, and then one of them picked up a big rock and raised it as if he was going to bash the other guy in the head with it. I turned my head, I couldn’t look.
As I drew down even stronger forces of energy, channeling it toward these two men, I could feel my hands heat up while the energy emanated from them. “Good”, I thought, “Something is making it’s way over there”. While I continued to send energy their way, I prayed for their peace and prosperity; then I prayed for Spirit to break up the fight and resolve it fairly. I urged for the bag to be broken up and divided fairly.
Suddenly, a bigger man from my side of the street started hollering at them, then he crossed the street, stepped in and broke up the fight.
I gave thanks, and about that time, it also stopped raining, so the driver took off. As we passed the three men, the large bag was being opened and one of the me was taking items out of it. Perhaps they were making a fair division? Who knows.
As I climbed the stairs to my apartment, showing gratitude to my divine, I realized… it wasn’t just the man that broke up the fight that Spirit was expressing through… Spirit was expressing through all four of us… Interacting with itself…
It kinda blew my mind a little bit lol.
Was this timing divinely orchestrated so that the energy work and prayer would take place? Or would the man have intervened anyway? Nobody knows, but it sure leaves one to wonder at the magical possibilities of life!
Later, I got notice that a package arrived, then another kind man gave me a ride to the mail place. I was elated to receive a box with my favorite chocolate and an awesome water bottle and baggies. Ziplock baggies!! What a luxury item to have in this country!! Great for keeping the ants out of my chocolate, ha ha ha!!
Something’s happening. You may not know it yet, but it’s taking the world by storm.. and it’s contagious. If you read this post, you will likely catch it. You’ve been warned. You see, it’s the divine (or call it what you will – Spirit, Creator, God, the Universe.. what ever resonates with you). It’s God’s Love Bug… the divine expressing itself through-out the Universe, in a language we can all understand; in the language of the divine.
The divine talks to us all the time, through various avenues, and one very powerful means of communication is through visual symbols. The language of the divine is Love, so how can the divine express love visually? Through hearts!
Yes. Hearts! Seriously folks, check out these pictures. They are just a very small sampling of the collection I’ve captured, throughout my journey in India, of this phenomenon.
The divine is everywhere, expressing itself through hearts, to show you that you’re not alone, that your divine is with you every second of the day and will always be with you.
The divine expresses itself through love. Through a piece of paper on the floor or ground – or through trash:
Through the rocks:
Through the animals – seriously folks, I can’t make this stuff up lol! There are too many miracles here to deny it. How many perfectly shaped heart rocks have you seen in your life time? How many animals with hearts? Aside from the two pics of me kneeling by the calve, these are all different animals that have crossed my path! Even the calf that looks the same on the second row.. notice one has white legs and the other doesn’t.
It expresses through food; a ‘Good Morning’ message from the divine in your breakfast fruit salad, a treat given to you from a friend, the shape of freshly delivered pizza, or even a left over crumb (Note: These fruit salad pictures were taken on separate occasions):
Through trees and leaves, through the way the grass grows, through the asphalt and other nature bits:
But how do I know it’s the divine? Well, stay tuned for that story. However, I will share this: I was walking down the street discussing this with a friend. Suddenly he stopped in amazement. I asked him what was going on. He said he asked God, “if this is real, then show me a heart”. He then looked down and there was a heart on the sidewalk right by his foot! It looked like an oil stain of some sort, or perhaps something wet on the cement. Later, I went back to take a picture of this heart – and it was gone. True story! Life is full of miracles (if you remain open to them)!! Check out today’s Soulystic Suggestion below and open yourself to God’s miracles today.
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Ask your divine to open your eyes to be able to see the signs He is sending to you. Ask Him to let you know that He is with you at all times, and that you are not alone <3 Marvel at the miracles that unfold next.
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Hello beautiful people! Yesterday as I walked to my panchakarma appointment, I found four coins on the ground amongst a bunch of motorcycles. I knew immediately upon picking them up that they were meant for someone else, so I tucked them away in a separate compartment in my wallet; knowing the divine would reveal this person to me later in the day and that I would recognize that person when s/he showed up.
Bear in mind that in some parts of India, people in the streets will often ask for money, but that’s not been a common experience for me in Mysore. Children have asked for American coins or quarters, but they do not generally ask for money.
As I was leaving the treatment place a boy was standing outside the fence. I was in the process of calling a friend when he said hello. I quickly said hi before dialing the last number. The boy patiently stood there during the entire phone conversation, which was odd (this is not typical behavior in my experience). Before I ever hung up the phone, I already knew he was the one to whom I was to give the money.
When I got off the phone I looked at the boy and, with his limited English, he said, “Please. Money.” He didn’t look poor, but it’s really not for me to judge; I knew he was to be the recipient of the coins. I asked him if he speaks English. He gave me a confused look, almost with a brief expression of fear behind it, and remained wordless. I smiled, open my wallet, fetched the coins and gave them to him. His face lit up, he smiled back, then we both went our separate ways.
A beautiful example of the divine working through one person to help another. Who knows what the boy needed the money for. Maybe he was taking it to help his grandmother. Maybe he needed something for school. Maybe he said a prayer and this experience was to deepen his faith, or, maybe the experience was to deepen mine (or yours, through my sharing). Perhaps he simply had a strong desire for a sweet, or something, and he put that out to the Universe and it was returned through me.
Who knows? It’s really not up to me to figure out. I can only speak for my own experience, and for me, it was an honor to allow Spirit to flow through me to another. It literally made my day. I left that encounter with a hop and a skip in my step, in awe of how the divine had orchestrated this entire process to fulfill this boy’s need or desire. I marveled at how perfectly orchestrated everything had to be in order for Spirit to flow through me; from the timing of when I left the house to the timing of when the person got off the motorcycle and dropped the coins, to the precise timing that I was leaving my appointment – even right down to the fact that the divine knew that I would save the coins and give them to the right person instead of keeping them for myself.
I was walking down the street the other day and this dog came up to me with the most unusual behavior (for an Indian dog). Dogs in India are not overly friendly like dogs in the United States. They are typically left to their own devices for survival, are quite self-reliant, and not usually interested in people.
This dog, however, was different. He came up to me with the biggest grin on his face – like he’d just found his long-lost friend! He was anxious and panting, wagging his tail, going in circles and doing the light-footed happy-doggy-dance. He was also talking to me.
Yes, he was talking to me. He wasn’t talking to me with words like you and I talk, though. He was talking to me with consciousness. Sort of like… communicating to me with thought. He told me he wanted me to do energy work on him and to give him a blessing (a form of energy work where I act as a channel for the divine to flow through me into the recipient – much like what is described here – just with a little different energy). He told me he was diseased and needed help. All the while he is telling me this, he is actively jumping up and down, pawing at my thighs; rolling on the ground; running in circles, etc.
I told him I will gladly grant his wish, but I would please like to have a picture of the heart on his forehead first. He suddenly stopped pawing at me, stopped jumping up and down, and posed for the picture. First he sat, then he laid.
I took his picture, then I brought divine energy down through me and into him. Aware of the people nearby watching me intently, I extended my hands out above his head, and gave him a blessing. As soon as he received the blessing, he thanked me and calmly walked away.
I was honored to allow the divine to express through me this day, but this dog was an expression of the divine for me, just as much as I was a channel of the divine for him. You see, it was a test for me. A test of my courage; of my faith; of my self acceptance and of my willingness to be a testimony for the divine by my actions. I’ve struggled with self-acceptance most of my life. Particularly in the area of my divine gifts. I’ve denied these parts of myself most of my life. So this truly was a test for me.
I was placed in a situation where I could deny my divine gifts, for fear of judgment or I could accept the task and let go of the attachment to what other people think of me. I was quite aware of the people on the street staring at the entire process. It would have been really easy to let my ego destroy this moment; to succumb to fear that people would judge me for being weird or different. Yet, had I taken that route, I wouldn’t be living for my divine. So what’s more important? God placed me in that situation at that precise moment so that I could be a channel for Him. Who am I to say no to this task?
That would kind of be like saying no to my best friend with a 104 degree temperature, calling me for a ride to the emergency room, because I’m afraid people will laugh at my driving on the way – absurd! So why should I let fear get in the way of serving my divine?
Trust me, several times a week a local native stops me and asks me why I am doing what I’m doing. In fact, it happened just today. The conversation usually ends with him walking away, shaking his head. I know I’m different. I know people don’t understand me or my actions.. but I Am That I Am. At times, I just grin and know what I know and remain in my happy little state of bliss at the magical wonderland that I traverse! At other times, my ego gets a grip and it gets me down (but not for long, ha!). I’m learning to accept my gifts, to no longer succumb to the fear, to live for my divine knowing that it’s not my problem that others don’t understand me.
Some people say that dog is man’s best friend. I say man’s best friend is the divine. Without God, we are nothing. Without God, we have nothing. God is what makes life worth living. A lot of people are still figuring this out. How many of you feel lonely? Or have a sense of longing for a life partner? How many times have you gotten that life partner only to have the sense of longing or loneliness return after a few months into the relationship? Maybe you think marriage will solve your problem, so you get married and everything feels great for a while but then the longing returns. Then you convince yourself that this new truck you want if you could just have it, you would truly be happy so you buy it and everything feels great! For a while… until the longing returns again. So then you decide to ‘become someone’ and get a career (after all, you have this nice new truck to pay for, ha ha) so you go to college and get a degree, find a great job and THEN, finally, you feel completely fulfilled… for a while… until the longing returns. So you get a dog… something that can’t talk back to you, or criticize you, a being that will always give you love.. yes! This is right. And everything is great!! For a while… until the longing returns. Again. How long have you been seeking? How many years have you been moving on to the next step, and the next, and the next, trying to fill this void within you? What you are longing for, is a deep, connected relationship with the divine.
Maybe not in the way you’ve been taught… I’m not talking about a forged relationship where you simply believe there is a God because you’re told there is a God and you should have blind faith. No. I’m talking about EXPERIENCING the Divine Presence in your life… where you FEEL the divine’s Presence every single day and you experience the divine’s Presence in all throughout the day. It’s the most beautiful, magical existence! This can be your reality… but it requires effort on your behalf.
Let me ask you this: How long would your best friend (or girlfriend or spouse) be your best friend (or girlfriend or spouse) if you gave him or her the same amount of attention that you give God? How often would your best friend come around if you talked to him/her the same way that you talk to God? Well then… why would you expect any less of God? The divine is the most important relationship in your life, dedicate time to that relationship and bask in the miracles that infiltrate your life as a result!
Let your divine be your best friend. Talk to God! Talk to your divine in everything you say and do. Consult Him like you would consult your best friend in everything you say or do! Your divine is right there with you all the time… you live in Him and He lives in you… but He is just as dependent on you as you are on Him, when it comes to connecting. How can the divine possibly show you He is there, if you’re not talking to the Him? How can the divine show you s/he is active in your life if you don’t have a line of communication established and are listening for a reply?
If you had no eye-sight, and you were sitting across the room from your best friend, how would you know your best friend was in the room unless you spoke to him and listened for a response? It’s the same with God. Talk to God and listen for a response. Open your spiritual ears!
No… dog is not man’s best friend. Man’s best friend is the divine.
Take a moment to talk to God right now. Tell your divine that you want to strengthen your relationship with him/her, and ask your divine to show you how to do this. When you get a response, be sure to show gratitude to your divine; then come back and share your experience!
One day, when my daughter was little, I was driving her to school and she said she felt sick to her tummy. Without telling her what I was doing, I placed my right hand on her belly, then prayed and asked God to use me as His vessel and to flow through me and make her better. All of a sudden she got this look of amazement on her face and turned to me and said, “Thanks mom!”. I asked, “What for?”. She said the sick feeling was gone and she felt better. Call it coincidence if you want, but I know better.
You see, many nights I did this same technique while she was sleeping. She had severe eczema and asthma. At night the itching was quite severe and we had many sleepless nights in our house. On the nights where she was visibly miserable, I would place her in bed with me, and then I would pray and ask God use me as His vessel; to flow through me and give her relief. Then I would place my hand slightly above the affected area, and the itching would stop. Sometimes I would even feel heat come through my hand, but not always. Just because you can’t feel it or see it doesn’t mean it’s not real!
Nobody taught me how to do this. It was my natural instinct. I followed it and it worked. Today, when I do energy work, I usually feel the energy physically come through me. It’s not just me… and it’s not just for ‘chosen ones’. Everybody has this capability. The divine flows through everyone… yes, even you!
What if I had denied those instincts, thinking it was impossible, and never even tried? What if somebody told me I was crazy for thinking such things were possible? Look at all I would have missed out on in life, due to a closed mind. Connecting with God and allowing God to flow through me… that’s the good stuff! That’s what makes life worth living! It’s worth more than all the riches and jewels in the entire world combined! It’s the stuff dreams are made of!
Never let anybody tell you that your reality isn’t real. Trust in your instincts and follow your heart. God is amazing. He works through each and every one of us! All we have to do is ask.
Ask your divine to flow through you today; ask Him to give you visibility of how He wants to flow through you to help others. Then trust in what happens next; it is not your imagination.
Finally, give thanks to your divine for answering your prayer and come back and share your experience here; I can’t wait to hear all about it!
I just finished a 45 minute concentration at the Matrimandir. Now I’m heading out to Tirruvanamalai. Thirruvanamalai is the spiritual center of India!! Mount Arunachala is there. “The scriptures tell us, and the sages and saints have testified that this Holy Hill is the form of Lord Siva Himself” (1).
Here is my driver, Paleni. He will be taking me the rest of the way. Through Tirruvanamalai for a couple days, then on to a waterfall, then on to Mysore, India. Yeah!
I prayed for a driver that is inexpensive and can get me there safely without troubles. A friend of a friend was kind enough to hook me up with a devotee here and I saved a significant amount of money.
This friend sent his driver and is also setting me up with a room on the cheap. Nice!!
Then my phone ran out of Internet. There’s no place to charge it where I’m at & I can’t charge it on my own because I’m not a local. I contacted a man in Mahabalipuram that I’d met four weeks ago. He was very kind and showed me the town and didn’t ask for one penny. He also gave me some pointers on dealing with the locals.
He told me to never show my money and don’t carry much on me. He said if I see something I want then I can go back & get cash. He gave me an amount to counter offer anytime someone tries to sell me something. He told me I paid too much for a pamphlet at a tourist attraction. He was there but he said he couldn’t tell me in front if them or they would make trouble for him later.
He also walked me down to the post office to get prices and he shipped my belongings to me in the USA so I don’t have to bother traveling with them. A very kind, honest man.
Anyway, I still had his business card, so I phoned him and asked if he still has my credit card info. He said no, but he would charge it to his credit card and I can wire him money when I get to Mysore. How cool is that?! I don’t even know this guy!! It’s the divine flowing through him!
I love the way my divine provides for me before I even realize I need it! How perfectly everything had to align for me to meet this very man who is helping me along my journey now <3
Life is so magical!! Thank you, Spirit, for all the grace you give me <3 <3 <3. God ROCKS!! I am totally being carried through and provided for every single moment of every single day. What more could anyone ever ask for? Honestly?
So, my apartment! The friend of a friend put us up in a really nice place with very reasonable prices. Its a lodge, but its really more like an apartment! Here is the bedroom:
The living room:
And the kitchen:
When I looked out the back door, I was greeted with this great big smiley face. See it?!
The friend that connected me to the helper in Thirruvanamalai? I just met him in November of last year. Who would’ve thunk he’d be helping me on my trip to India?
I am so incredibly grateful for these people’s help. The man even showed us three different places in different price ranges so we could choose. He made sure we were close to the ashram and had A/C of we wanted it. We opted to go without; it’s less expensive.
Suggestion: Pray and ask your divine to show you how He is aligning you with the right people to bring about miracles in your life daily.
Yet another beautiful miracle in my life!! I’m a total rock hound, and I generally collect a rock from where ever I travel. Why not? It’s a unique gift from God. It produces no waste. It will not take up a land-fill, it connects me to Mother Earth, and it’s all natural lol. In fact, I can even make Stone Soup out of them if I ever need to (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/043933909X/ref=aw_1st_sims_2?pi=SL500_SS115).
Today I went to the Matrimandir in Auroville, India.
While I was on the trail to the viewpoint of the Matrimandir in Auroville…
… I kept praying for a heart-shaped rock. I saw so many rocks, leaves and nature-bits that were heart-shaped.. The song, “All You Need Is Love” kept coming into my consciousness.
When I got to the end of the path, look what waiting for me! How amazing is that?!!
I found this right at the viewpoint, directly in front if the Matrimandir; to the right in this picture:
I am just feeling so blessed!! Thank you, God, for all the beautiful miracles you bring into my life; for the grace that flows through and around me! <3
It doesn’t stop there, though. The entire experience has changed my consciousness. When I got back to my hotel room, the messages of love just continued. Do you see what I see?
Ask your divine to give you the ability to see the beauty, magic and wonder in the simple things in life. Ask your divine to bring about a simple miracle in your life with the next few days, and to make you aware of this miracle. Thank the divine for all the beautiful miracles you’ve had thus far.
God is right there, waiting for us to dial His number. Once you dial, why hang up the line? Why not stay connected all day long? Talk to God about everything you see, do and feel!
You know that feeling you get when something happens great in your life and you’re all excited and you can’t to wait to run and tell your total best friend?! Yeah, that feeling. Let that be your passion toward God.
And you know how, when something icky happens and you’re down in the dumps and just want your total best friend to comfort you (be it your spouse or mom or your best buddy)? In these moments, talk to God.
Turn to God the same way you would rush to your best friend with exciting news, or to your mom/spouse for comfort. Then be amazed at the relationship that builds between the two of you!
A true miracle!! Look at these coins!
The idea is to place the coin on the wall & the divine will hold the coin on the wall. I admit, I was a total non-believer… But my divine changed all that!
I walked up & placed my coin on the wall slanted part of the wall (top) & my coin kept sliding off. “There’s no way it’s gonna stick”, I thought. Then this man walked up & placed a coin on the verticle wall. It is straight up & down!!
It is physically impossible & against the law of gravity for a coin to be able to stick there!! Right before my eyes, though, I saw two people do it!! They walked up, prayed, and the coin stuck & they walked away!!
So, naturally, my mind is convinced that there’s some trick to this. I put my coin back up for the tenth time, again, it slips & falls (MAN, reflexes are fast when you’re awakened!). Feeling helpless and hopeless and about to give up, I decided to try one more time. As I’m holding my coin, a man walks up and tells me to pray and say a mantra.
He puts his coin vertical, it sticks, and then he walks away. I’m in amazement, but I am still convinced there is a trick to this. I think to myself, “He’s gotta be licking the coin or something to give it moisture to stick”. So, with a sideways glance to ensure nobody is watching, I lick my coin, and then try to stick it to the wall. Again, it falls.
“Okay”, I think, “Maybe it needs something thicker, like sweat, in order to stick?”. Again, I look both directions to ensure nobody is watching, then I press the coin against my chest, to pick up some sweat and again, I press it against the wall with a prayer. Again, the coin falls to the ground. I begin to feel discouraged.
The man walks up again, and again he prays and places a coin on the wall. I turn to him, “What’s the trick? Do you have to press hard?”, I ask as I press the coin as hard as I can with two fingers. He chuckles at my question, watching my coin fall to the ground once more. “Faith”, he says with a smile as he walks away.
“Ah”, I thought to myself. Faith. I lack in faith. I know this. I had tried so many times, to no avail. I sang the moola mantra and tried; the coin fell. I prayed and tried; the coin fell. I pressed hard and tried; the coin fell. I licked the coin and tried; it fell. I used sweat and tried; it fell. Yet faith never crossed my mind. Suddenly, I felt like I was trying to hard.
After the man walked off, I took a deep, steady breath. I relaxed my grip on the coin. I realized that this is not something that *I* can do. It is something the divine will do. What I had to do, was to get out of the way and allow the divine to come through me. So, I gently held the coin to the wall with two fingers, with as little pressure as possible. I prayed to my divine, “God, I know I lack in faith. If you’re really there, please accept my offering and deepen my faith.”
As soon as I said this prayer, I felt heat come through my arm, then through my hand and finger tips.. and then I felt, like.. I felt the coin stick to the wall… Like the wall was grabbing the coin from me… and I knew it was safe to let go.
I moved my hand away, and the coin stuck to the wall. That coin is in this picture:
My jaw dropped, and then I got the hugest grin on my face that I think I’ve ever had… like a child at Christmas who just got the biggest thing she’s ever wished for. This… it defies all laws of gravity.. it defies all laws of physics!! There is no other explanation for this, except that it’s the divine.
It wasn’t sweat, humidity, or spit that made the coin stick. There was a trick, though. The trick, was to ask my divine for what I wanted, to have faith, and then to just let go of the outcome; get out of the way; surrender to my divine with faith, and allow my divine to come through. I had to stop trying to control the outcome and surrender completely to my divine.
GOD IS REAL.
GOD CAN DEFY THE LAW OF GRAVITY.
GOD CAN DO MIRACLES.
FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.
Thank you, Spirit, for the miracles you bring about in my life, for teaching me how to let go, and for deepening my faith. I am forever and truly grateful. I can never deny the existence of God again. I am a changed woman.
How are you trying to control the outcome in your own life?
Today, you can make an ‘offering’ to your divine by doing one kind thing for somebody. If you feel you lack faith, perhaps you can acknowledge these feelings and then pray and ask your divine to deepen your faith and reveal itself (himself, herself) to you in some way today.
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The universe is so abundant with light and love!!! I was waiting at the dentist and a gentleman just came up and said “Do you need a piece of candy sissy?” (That’s what my mom and dad call me!). I said “Oh no thank you, I’m good.”
He smiled, “Oh I know you’re good!”, and turned to walk away.
So here’s a man that I had just overheard telling the clerk that his wife is getting out of the hospital today, but she has to go to a nursing home. Yet he is still spreading his love and light to the world, despite the upsets in his life. Why can’t we all be like that?! What a wonderful expression of God he is!!
He was headed out the foyer when I jumped and up and went after him, calling, “Sir?!”
He turned with that calm smile and politely waited for my next words.
“Do you need a hug?”, I asked.
He pause briefly, then raised his hand and made the peace symbol, “I need TWO!”, he exclaimed. So I gave him a warm hug, followed by another. He asked me if I had any children.
“Yes! I have a daughter in college.” To which he responded, “in college?!!”, as if surprised I could be that old.
“Yes sir”, I said with a giggle.
“Well then! I guess she’s old enough to have candy.”, he said, while pulling out his bag of bubblegum and Smarties. Wouldn’t you know? These are two of my daughter’s favorites!! I told him so, as I kindly accepted candy from a stranger. No. He was no stranger. He is a magnificent expression of God sharing his light and love with the world.
We can learn through the simplest of exchanges. A fine example and testimony of how we can let our light shine, even when everything isn’t perfect in our own world. For God is an abundant source of Love!
I also learned that sometimes? Well, sometimes, people need us to accept what they are offering, even if we don’t want or need it. Sometimes it’s really for their heart as much as it is for our own.
You know… this exchange truly did make my day; somehow I get the feeling it made his day, too. I said a prayer of thanks for a beautiful exchange and went about my day, in awe of the simple yet profound ways that God works through others to show us love.
How did you see God or love in action in your life today? How did you express God or Love today?