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Conversations with the Other Side

August 6th, 2020

Besides making you feel more peaceful and calm, meditation gets your glow on. Along with rest, water, exercise, diet, and for some, good sex, it plays an integral role in producing a beautiful complexion. You begin to glow from within and it reflects through your skin, no makeup needed.
Meditation does something else and persons should be aware of it before getting too deeply into the practice. It can enhance one’s psychic abilities and things of a metaphysical nature become common occurrences in the meditator’s life.

I did not know about this when I first started meditating. After a series of traumatic events in my life, I had started to question my existence and wanted to know why was I here, if just to live, and then die. This seeking turned out to be an experience that led me to meditation and it has been successful in helping to fulfill my need for a personal connection to the Universe and Divine Intelligence.

Over time, one of the things I noticed on an esoteric level was that my dreams became more vivid and prophetic; I felt things and I knew things that I could not explain but for me, the hardest part of this process has been my re-awakened connection with persons, especially ones that I know or knew who had begun their journey from physical to non-physical or those that were already over there. It reached the point that whenever I tell my friend Judii that I had a dream last night, her next words were, “oh boy…!”

It made me very uncomfortable and I have been unwilling to accept this part of myself.

I meditate and dream and talk with persons here and over there, all wanting to give me some message or the other. Once my good friend Melda, she is over there, asked me if I was coming. I told her not yet. It was quite freaky.

My story is not unique. Many persons, known as mediums, provide a service to grieving relatives, by connecting to past loved ones and exchanging messages from one side to the next. It has been said to be quite comforting to those experiencing the loss of someone close to them.

Myself, I am still very shy about passing messages and until now have only talked about this to family and a few friends. Between my dreams and my meditation, I am quite busy in the astral world and it has turned out to be quite a fascinating place to hang out.

Mind you, it is not everyone who takes up a meditation practice develops in this way. Also, I am not asking that you believe what I have written here but for sure, once you begin meditating, you will become more sensitive and intuitive; to what level? That depends on you.

Interested?


Conversations with the Other Side

August 6th, 2020

Besides making you feel more peaceful and calm, meditation gets your glow on. Along with rest, water, exercise, diet, and for some, good sex, it plays an integral role in producing a beautiful complexion. You begin to glow from within and it reflects through your skin, no makeup needed.
Meditation does something else and persons should be aware of it before getting too deeply into the practice. It can enhance one’s psychic abilities and things of a metaphysical nature become common occurrences in the meditator’s life.

I did not know about this when I first started meditating. After a series of traumatic events in my life, I had started to question my existence and wanted to know what was I here to do, if to just live, and then die. This seeking turned out to be an experience that led me to meditation. This practice was successful in helping to fulfill my need to connect to the Universe and Divine Intelligence and I have been meditating every day for at least 30 minutes.

Over time, one of the things I noticed on an esoteric level was that my dreams became more vivid and prophetic; I felt things and I knew things that I could not explain but for me, the hardest part of this process has been my re-awakened connection with persons, especially ones that I know or knew who had begun their journey from physical to non-physical or those that were already over there. It reached the point that whenever I tell my friend Judii that I had a dream last night, her next words were, “oh boy…!”

It made me very uncomfortable and I have been unwilling to accept this part of myself.
I meditate and dream and talk with persons here and over there, all wanting to give me some message or the other. Once my good friend Melda, she is over there, asked me if I was coming. I told her not yet. It was quite freaky.

My story is not unique. Many persons, known as mediums, provide a service to grieving relatives, by connecting to past loved ones and exchanging messages from one side to the next. It has been said to be quite comforting to those experiencing the loss of someone close to them.

Myself, I am still very shy about passing messages and until now have only talked about this to family and a few friends. Between my dreams and my meditation, I am quite busy in the astral world and it has turned out to be quite a fascinating place to hang out.

Mind you, it is not everyone who takes up a meditation practice develops nor am I asking that you believe what I have written here but for sure, once you begin meditating, you will become more sensitive and intuitive; to what level? That depends on you.

Interested?


The Dancing Double Rainbow

August 5th, 2020

This morning I left home for work earlier than usual. It just happened that I was ready before my usual departure time so I decided to take advantage of the early start to my day.
Some recent rain had washed the roads clean and the grassy verge was looking quite pleased with its early morning blessing. It was a beautiful day to be alive. Clouds hung a bit low but they were non- threatening, they had done their job and were ready to move on; their various shapes and shades of white coloured the sky with a calming hue.

About halfway through the drive, the sun started to send its rays out. It was ready to start its own day and being king, was broking no interference from any neither cloud nor rain. I groped for my sunshades and slipped them over my eyes and what I saw made me catch my breath. The sun’s early morning rays and the remaining clouds had formed a massive halo with a double rainbow! The colours of the rainbow shone brilliantly and seemed to stretch from one expanse of the sky to another. They cut through the halo itself causing a shimmering of light that appeared like jewels falling from the sky. They danced before my eyes as if to the beat of a heavenly drum. I slowed my car and felt washed in the light. A rush of gratitude coursed through me and I was caught up in the moment, extremely happy to be part of something that felt so special.

That feeling of gratitude stayed with me and it encouraged my blog post for today. I am counting my blessings and naming them one by one.

The big ones, the little ones.
The ones that I think I created for myself and those that the Universe created for me.
The breath of life and my acceptance of its circle.
The love of close friends and family that is not often spoken but always felt.
The acceptance of myself with my deep wounds and poorly healed scars.
The knowledge that the Universe always has my back.
The belief that things are always working out for me.
The assurance that it is already done.

Anything can give rise to feelings of gratitude, mine was a dancing double rainbow.

What triggered your feelings of gratitude today?


Guard your Energy Flows

August 5th, 2020

I got a massage a couple of days ago and given it does not take much to cause me to bliss out, I blissed out. This masseur was excellent. He had strong hands and arms and was able to get deep into my tired and aching muscles. By the time he was finished with me, I had astral traveled to the far end of the Universe and back. He shared his skill and his energy with me, a good, positive, high-vibing energy that ultimately made the experience extraordinary.

You see this energy-sharing thing, it ought not to be taken lightly. We are all energy beings and as a consequence, we absorb the energy of whomsoever that is around us; the energy of our friend, coworker, and lover all commingles with our own and can affect us in a positive or negative way depending on how these persons are vibsing. If they are vibsing high, like my masseur was, then we benefit positively from the interaction, if they are low-vibing, energy vampires, then the experience will not turn out very good for us.

We ourselves have to be careful about how we are vibsing. We also give off the energy that we generate from within which means that when we are feeling less than our best selves, when we feel negative emotions, when our energy atoms are not bouncing around at their usual high frequency, we share this energy with those around us.
As Spirits having a human experience, we do experience low-vibing energy from time to time, we either give it off or receive it from someone and this can sometimes knock us off our path. The good thing is that we get to decide for how long we remain a part of this type of energy vortex. It can grow quite powerful and before we know it, we are flailing about in a bottomless pit of negative emotion, trying to find a way out.

We, therefore, need to guard our energy and protect ourselves from people, places, and things that cause us to feel disconnected from the Source. We are responsible for how we feel and whenever the feelin’ ain’t right, we let go and look for the feeling that feels right.

Sorry to the Manipulator

August 5th, 2020

I got played this morning by a friend. She wanted me to do something that I really would have had to go out of my way to get done. I wasn’t feeling in the mood to go out of my way; it was a public holiday and I wanted to simply write my blog, see if I can finish a painting I had started but seemed to be going nowhere fast, and tend to my garden. (a storm had recently passed and with the rain it brought, a lot of weeds had grown up between my plants. These needed to be removed before the next storm.)
So you can imagine my consternation when it dawned on me that I agreed to meet a request that was not going to fit into my plan for the day! This person has been playing me for a long time and I seem to get caught every time.

I sighed, mentally shifted my schedule, and settled down to getting my blog started.

There is a part of us that is a practiced manipulator. It has been with us as long as we have been around and being quicker, sharper, and brighter, it knows us better than we know ourselves and unfortunately, it tricks us almost every time. It’s large and in charge, takes no prisoners and does whatever it has to do to win. I am talking about the Ego Mind. It coerces us to modify our plans so that its desires can be met.
We sigh, mentally shift our schedules and settle down for the drama to emerge.

It helps when we see the manipulator’s game before it’s played so that we can prepare ourselves beforehand. This we achieve by prayer and meditation, by connecting to our Divine Source and Guidance, and having our, ‘sorrys I will not do it” ready to hand out.

And so we say:
Sorry I will not be unhappy,
Sorry I will not harbour negative energy, vibrations,
Sorry, I will not re-awakening my traumatized inner child,
Sorry, I will hold no grudge for my neighbour,
Sorry, I will not betray my friend or lover,
Sorry, I will not be less than my best self,

Sorry.


Free and Abundantly Available

August 3rd, 2020

“Good morning and how are you?” asked my friend Samuel.
“I am doing excellently,” I responded.
“Wow, I wish I could get some of that,” he said, with a bit of envy in his voice.
“It is free and abundantly available, you just have to reach for it,” was my response.
Samuel looked at me, I guess trying to figure out what I was on, and hesitantly said, “Ok”.
It was a missed opportunity for Samuel since he was not brave enough to ask, “ how can I reach for it?” Or perhaps he knew but chose not to reach but whatever his reason for feeling less than excellent, I would invite him to change it.

Good feeling thoughts lead to better feeling thoughts and before you know it, you are feeling excellent and showing it.
But it starts with the good feeling thought.
It starts with the gratitude thought.
It starts with the things-are-always-working-out-for-me thought.

One good feeling thought leads into the next and before you know it, things are working out for you. Your manifestation skills get lit and you are amazed at what started with a single good-feeling thought.

I used to get nervous when things were working out for me. I am the kind of person who lived waiting for the next shoe to fall and what I eventually realized was that I was robbing myself of the benefit of the good feeling thought. Instead of reveling in the thought and the manifestation, I shrunk away, thereby diminishing what could have turned into something great.
Now I am a different person. I reach for thoughts that feel good and I wrap myself in the feeling of the thought and like magic, another thought comes and then another and then before I know it I am all blissed out, in such a state of euphoria that when someone asked me how am I doing, I can respond ‘excellently’.

I invite you to make “doing excellently” your response as well, reach for the thought that feels good.



Message from Spirit

August 2nd, 2020

I woke around 2:55 am to the sound of a loud rumbling in my backyard. For a few seconds, I was disoriented, wondering what was going on outside. I have five small dogs that do get a bit rambunctious sometimes but this sound was different; all my dogs put together could not create a sound like that.
Then it dawned on me, my neighbour’s dog was in the yard and creating havoc. I was royally pissed. For one thing, it was 3 am in the morning and for the second thing, I had to go outside and chase it back over the fence.

Shoeless, I grabbed a broom and went looking for my nemesis. Dogs smell and hear very well so it was back over the fence long before I was able to give it two broomsticks. I frowned, cursed my neighbour under my breath, remaining in the shadows a while to see if it would return.

After taking some deep breaths, something drew my eye heavenward. It was the biggest, most beautiful moon I had seen in a long time, royally flanked by two golden stars that I suspect were Saturn and Jupiter. I had read about being able to see them with the naked eye in the night sky earlier. I was awestruck. I felt the moon's energy pulling and enveloping me. My energetic body responded, and prana rose from my bare toes up to my crown; I felt like I was shot out into the universe to connect with the cosmos.

Talk about a serendipitous moment! If that dog had not caused me to come outside, I would have never had such an experience. I soon forgot about why I was brought out from my warm bed, I became so caught up in the moment, reveling in the connection of my energy mingling with that of the moon.

Let us look for the connections to moments that otherwise would, as my mother like to say, “want us to sin our souls”

Who knows?

That neighbour’s dog digging up your newly planted kitchen garden at 4 in the morning might be the exact time that Spirit has a message to share with you.


Prana-O-Rama

August 1st, 2020

My yoga teacher talked about prana yesterday in my YouTube Yoga Camp Video class. (I wrote about starting yoga at the beginning of the pandemic and since then I have taken to it like a pig to mud.) So, prana, what is prana?
Prana is energy,
It can neither be seen nor measured, it can only be felt;
It is detected by our subtle body which is our energetic body;
It is the vibration between two atoms and can also be referred to as our aura;
Our aura is simply the visual form of our prana energy.

So we give off prana energy and we also absorb it from others which means when negative, low-vibing people come around us, we are at risk of absorbing their energy and end up becoming like them. But once we enter on the path to that leads to our finding ourselves and we connect with Source Energy, this awakening process gives us no other option but to start vibrating at a higher level and as a consequence, those lower-vibrating persons, places and things are pushed outside our energy field and are then left on the wayside.

Where I live, we used to have a lot of annual festivals to celebrate events and what we did was to simply tag the phrase ‘o-Rama’ at the end of a word and have a new festival named and described. So we had our Village-o-Rama, Sugarcane-o-Rama, Fried-Fish-o-Rama and many more o-Ramas. These occasions usually signaled fun, food, music, and an overall happy time for the festival-goer.
A connection to Source Energy, high-vibing persons, yoga and meditation, are the ingredients that feed into my own festival that I have dubbed Prana-o-Rama. Here I am allowed to absorb, to expand, to heal, to grow, and to share all the while becoming an even better version of myself.

I invite you to take the time, put together the necessary elements to stage your own Prana-o-Rama, and then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

How to Explain a Spiritual Download

July 31st, 2020

While meditating a few days ago, I got a download. If you currently think the way I used to then you would figure that it had something to do with the transfer or copying of data from one computer to another via the internet. There were no computers nor internet involved, but simply the language used to explain certain happenings in the spiritual or metaphysical field. I remember when I first started reading and exploring, I found that I did not understand anything. The language was foreign and no matter the teacher, there was still something lacking in the transfer of knowledge from their pen or lips to my eyes, ears, and brain; something was missing in the ethers.

I then slowly began to realize that if I continue trying to merely understand the language of the communication, I would never get it, it was something that needed to be experienced for it to make sense. Only then was I able to see why words were not enough and would never be enough.

So my download, it felt like a transfer of an energy wave into my head that settled in my gut. It usually comes with a feeling that I can only explain as similar to the downward moving of a fast-moving roller coaster at the point where your stomach feels like it was left at the top. A message usually follows a download or sometimes it is just a feeling, a new knowing of something you did not know before. My best downloads are those that bring me unexplained happiness and peace that course through me like a rushing stream, leaving a tingle and a shine along the way.

I would like to encourage fellow seekers, those that may have just started their journey not get frustrated in any initial lack of understanding.

There are many things that we have to learn,
many things we have to unlearn,
many things we will experience
many things we won’t experience,
many things we will get done,
and many things that will remain undone.

Experience your awakening one download at a time and enjoy the process.


The Storm is Over Now

July 30th, 2020

“The Storm is over now
And I can see the sunshine
I feel Heaven, yeah
Come on and set me free “
R. Kelly, 2001

This blog post is not going to debate the rights and wrongs of Mr. R. Kelly but simply to share the lyrics from one of his songs that, despite the weaknesses of the man, remain true, strong, and powerful.

I live in a section of the globe that is prone to storms at certain times of the year. We have grown to expect, accept, and prepare for them and have designated an entire six months of the calendar year to their visitations. From June to November, we refer to that time as the Hurricane Season. We had our first storm of the 2020 season recently and it came with some much-needed rain. It blew in and blew out and was soon gone. We collectively breathed a sigh of relief and chorused, “ the storm is over now” or more aptly ‘this storm is over now’ since surely, another one will come along before the end of the season.

We face storms in our lives. It is an expectation since we live in the 3-D and part of growing and expanding involves experiencing upheavals; how we deal with them is another matter.

We can do the ego-minded thing of ranting and railing at the Universe, cursing and crying foul, feeling sorry for ourselves and blaming everyone from the system to fate and bad luck or we can do the complete opposite.

We can get quiet and go within.
We can connect to our inner strength and reach out to Universal Intelligence for comfort and guidance.
We can look for the sunshine.
We can feel heaven.
We can free ourselves.



 

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