LISA RENEE: “Learn To Let Go”

“During the Bifurcation of Time, one will note how fast things change from moment to moment, which can bring spontaneous surprises. However, it requires that we learn to master the art of Learning to Let Go! With that being said, I want to share with you some tools on simple key points to help you let go during these challenging times. The original author is unknown or I would give direct credit. I have edited some of the content. However I feel this is key information to share with you as a tool during these times.”

~Lisa Renee

 

Key Point # 1 – Learn To Let Go

Our stories are deep-rooted and until we begin the journey of awakening, our stories define us. The ego identifies purely with the story. Holding on to the ego story, especially those laced with our inner demons, are the stories that have caused us emotional pain and are the major causes of fear-based reactions in the body. They result in that tight, knotted or sick feeling inside our gut that signals stress. Our solar plexus is the main contributor as we feel in conflict over personal power. While these emotions certainly feel real while they last, they are in fact triggered by the thoughts and beliefs, by the memory of a prior situation stimulated in the mind. Seeing the unreality of those memories from the perspective of consciousness, our wholeness being in the now, is the perceptual shift that frees us. Then letting go of the past happens naturally, and we experience true emotional harmony.

Key Point # 2 – Face Your Fear

Get centered then look at the situation whether real or imagined and what is triggering the fear and affirm to yourself: I welcome this as a gift. It is showing me where I am not yet free. Then you simply picture in your mind the worst thing happening. You visualize experiencing the loss or failure, or whatever it is you’re afraid of over and over again, until it begins to lose its charge. Until you realize that no matter what happens,you as the lucid ever-present consciousness, which witnesses everything will always be okay. Like the samurai warrior you learn to die before you die. Dying to the images and concepts of I and Me, and thus you are free. Also using the Core Fear Matrix Removal is greatly supportive to releasing emotional charge over facing your fear.

Key Point # 3 – Open Your Heart

Stress and fear close the heart down. We become judgmental and critical and life starts to feel empty, joyless, and meaningless. As you become more present, more sensitive to your own and others’ feelings and to the underlying concerns, worries and fears that most people have, your natural kindness, compassion and generosity are liberated and with them deep inner strength and courage. An open heart balanced with common sense and good judgment makes you the kind of person others want to be around.

Key Point # 4 – Releasing Blame

Blaming those who have hurt, wronged or betrayed us causes our heart to harden, makes us feel like a victim and just perpetuates our own suffering. People do hurtful things because they do not feel loved and they are not at peace within themselves. Understanding that, focus on being fully conscious and present in your own life and it will be easier to let go of blame, resentment and anything else that interferes with your mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. This is the essence of forgiveness.

Key Point # 5 – Speak The Truth

To be present without any agenda, one of the signs of being awake requires self-honesty. You have got to be willing to look within and examine the stories that you are still believing, whether stories of self-doubt, guilt, resentment, judgment, arrogance or whatever. As you face them breathe into them and see through their unsubstantiality. After all, you can’t actually find a thought or belief anywhere and they start to drop away. Then it becomes easy to speak the truth because you’re no longer caught up in trying to defend or justify your ego, which itself is also just a storyline.

Key Point # 6 – Be A Listener

The best way to invite honesty and to attract people to you is to be interested in them. If you are present with them, you will establish the level of trust that makes them want to open up and share themselves with you. Listening is one of the most important keys to being present. Listen to others, listen to the sounds in your environment, and especially listen to the sound of your own thoughts. Listen to the silence beyond thoughts, to the silence that you are. Listening in turn opens you to the experience of yourself as a living, feeling, vibrating, conscious human being. [1]

 

References:

  1. Cosmic Vacuum

See Also:

Surrender

 

~via Ascension Glossary

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “On Maintaining Perspective In The Year 20-F*cking-20”

Whenever an author, filmmaker or other artist sets out on the noble endeavor of pointing people toward the ideal of living life to its fullest, they usually wind up depicting a character going off on all sorts of wild adventures, skydiving, trekking across the Himalayas, and so on.

In my opinion reminding people to live life to its fullest is the artist’s single most important job, but this is also where most storytellers get it wrong. Most people who live wild, interesting lives sleepwalk through the whole ride just like everyone else; in the end they’re left with a few amusing anecdotes rattling around in their skulls and a secret sense of dissatisfaction.

This is because most people don’t really show up for life. Even if they’re outwardly doing all sorts of amazing things and racking up a bunch of impressive accomplishments, their attention was mostly consumed with babbling mental chatter almost the entire time. Whatever happens in their life, they weren’t really there for it.

The real way to live life to its fullest is to simply be present for it.

I point this out because, at the midway point of the year 2020, I think it’s extremely relevant.

For better or for worse, we are at a time of great change from which the world will likely never return. We are heading into what is probably the most significant period in human history to date, and it would be wise to pay attention.

But when I look at what people are talking about in my social media feeds, even relatively awake and tuned-in people, I see a lot of chatter about the same-old, same-old. People are still yammering on about the same old electoral politics they’ve been on about for years, still babbling about PC culture being out of control and how crazy some people’s gender pronouns are, still dunking on shitlibs for likes and retweets. Even my own articles I notice get a lot more shares and attention if they involve something that tickles mainstream partisan interests like criticizing Trump or bashing the Democrats.

And I just cannot for the life of me imagine continuing to hold such priorities halfway through the year 20-f*cking-20.

At this time we need to drastically change our perspectives and seriously re-evaluate our priorities. We’re all standing on a precipice together and we have no idea what the plunge will look like, and people are still babbling about whether or not you should wear a face mask at the grocery store. This, to me, is a nonsensical approach to our current predicament.

All the stuff that used to consume so much of our attention in the analysis of establishment power structures has been rendered far less important by recent developments. All these recent developments will probably be rendered less relevant by whatever major events are coming next. The only consistent pattern this year has been a greater and greater deviation from old patterns.

For that reason, it makes sense to do two things:

Shift toward emphasizing a bigger-picture perspective of what’s going on. Fixate less on smaller occurrences and pay more attention to broader overall trends. It doesn’t mean ignore the smaller things, it just means view them in the proper context of a world that’s moving into more and more unfamiliar territory in bigger and bigger ways.

Pay attention. Big things are happening right now, and it would be a damn shame to miss them.

We are experiencing something huge here, and it would be a shame to let it go to waste.

We should rather all approach our current situation at this point in history like someone who is trying to live life to its fullest: mindful, curious, not hung up on petty mental narratives, and appreciative of how lucky we are to be here right now to witness this thing.

And, much like the approach of the end of life, this moment in history should ideally cause us to cast aside petty differences and bring us closer together.

 

~via Caitlin Johnstone

ELVA THOMPSON: “Taking Back Our Power”

“Our body is like a musical scale. When it is properly tuned we have a sense of well-being and perfect self-expression.”

~Dr John Beaulieu N.D.

 

The Auric Egg

The word aura comes from the Greek word avra meaning breeze or air. The aura is the ambience, the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround a person or place. An electro-magnetic field that envelopes and inter-penetrates the physical form of all manifested life.

The human aura or electromagnetic field can extend from three feet to twelve feet from our bodies on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet and contracts and expands in accordance with our health and emotional state of being. Rudolph Steiner describes the aura as egg shaped, and the whole being (energetic) as being twice as long and four times as broad as the physical being.

Colours of the Rainbow

The aura consists of seven auric layers or densities each with its own frequency. The seven moving bands of power connect with the human chakra system, the seven spinning vortices or wheels of light. The chakras are the data bases and bio computers that allow us to take part in physical reality.

In the spiritual world our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies vibrate in the colours of the spectrum. This light of many colours passes into our energetic body and creates the aura. Clairvoyants have found that emotional states create auric colours and many of us are familiar with the phrases: in the pink, red with rage, green with envy, a blue mood or yellow with cowardice.

I think most of us have encountered people that immediately repel us and others who instantly attract us. This is our spiritual antenna, our sixth sense in operation… it picks up on things even though we are not consciously aware of what is happening.

Spiritual Antenna

Many of us go through life without realising that we have an energetic body as well as a physical one. Our auric field is our personal space — a boundary that marks where our energy ends and another begins. It also acts as our first line of defense – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Think how uncomfortable we feel when an uninvited person gets too close to us, or when we are touched or hugged without our consent….

Our unease is due to the fact that our personal space has been invaded and our auric egg violated by a foreign energy.

Taking Risks

The aura is the energetic pattern and record of our existence and left unprotected it can be penetrated by negative projections, thought forms not only from other people but also non physical entities. Most people’s auras are energetically wide open. A good analogy for an open aura would be going to bed in a very dangerous neighbourhood and leaving the front door open… because that is exactly what we do energetically. Do you see this?

Attachments

In our sleepwalking state we become easy targets for the bad guys… parasitic energy attachments. The mirror world is teeming with thought forms and parasitic life and these critters are always looking for kicks. If they find harmonic correspondences in our aura they will electromagnetically attach to our energy field through resonance. And, as a result of their attachment, we experience their thoughts, feelings and emotions, however ugly they may be.

They are the little voice that eggs us on… just one more drink or drug for the road. When we are drunk or drugged, the entity has free rein to do what it likes and many terrible things happen. After a negative event, we’ve all heard the phrases: “Gosh I don’t know what got into him or her.” “It’s not like him or her at all.”

Most people with energy attachments are totally unaware they have a passenger. They assume they are responsible for the shit in their lives and just leave it at that.

Energy Vampires

Have you ever felt completely drained and exhausted around a particular person for no apparent reason? If the answer is yes… the chances are you have been vampirised. Many energy suckers are quite innocent and drain energy from our auras subconsciously but there are others who deliberately energise themselves by siphoning off and depleting other people’s auric energy. Then there are the needy space invaders… these are people that barge their way in to our energy and try to involve us in their personal issues and dramas. Many times they succeed and we end up saying yes when we really mean no.

So, what tools do we have to protect ourselves energetically?

Feeling our Energy Field

I think it’s useful to start investigating our own energy bodies. This is an introduction to personal energy that I learned a long time ago. If we briskly rub our hands together they will warm up through friction. Once they feel hot, we hold them about a foot apart and then gently move them closer together and then apart again like playing a squeeze box. (don’t let hands touch) You will feel a force like a energetic ball between your hands. This is your aura… your electro-magnetic body responding to stimuli.

Taking Back our Power

In this time of chaos it is important to be fearless, have clarity, protect our personal space and its integrity.

For the re-tuning of our chakra system and the cleansing of our auras see my article, Symphony of Self.

Creating an Auric Egg

Here is a visualisation exercise to help us reclaim our sacred space.

To begin we stretch our arms out in front of us and turn our hands inwards to create an energetic boundary about three feet from our bodies. In your imagination — your image-in extend the boundary all the way round and up and down so we are enveloped in an auric egg.

For all intents and purposes, this is the extent of our energy field. The space can always be extended but as a practice I found it is easier to start small.

Once you have visualised your auric egg, place an object into the space where your hands meet. I use a small blue sun to delineate my personal space but you can use whatever object you like. With your intent see all of your energy streaming into your safe space… and everything that is outside of your space stays outside of your space.

The exercise of claiming back your energy can be done any way you like. This is just the way I do it. If we practice creating our space and stepping fully into it, we will see many changes in our life. We will become grounded, secure and confident. No needy space invaders will be able to gain access to our space because we will be present, aware and ready to step back from their energetic advances.

In this way, we can begin to protect the integrity of our space when we meet the public, in our domestic affairs, and at work. Being fully present in the Now, we will be able to choose what comes into our space and what does not, and have the peace of mind of knowing that our thoughts, and actions are our own.

Much love….until next time.

 

~via Waking Times

LISA RENEE: “Finding Inner Peace as a Lifestyle”

Many people are undergoing extreme internal and external chaos during the frequency shift and the resulting changes it imposes on one’s lifestyle. The forces of transformation are chaotic and confusing to an unprepared mind and body. For those that are called to awaken, the Ascension cycle imposes the dismantling of previous ego identities and their predisposition to create the condition of stressful and imbalanced lifestyles. When we are stagnant in our life, running a treadmill of repeated patterns, these patterns repeat over and over and that oppresses and suppresses our consciousness growth. This makes a human being feel truly unhappy and isolated from connection and meaning.

Being stagnant in our identity, routine and daily schedule, also suppresses our personal development. When we commit to use tools for personal development, we may learn how to regain our true humanity and find value in the principles of expanding and protecting life force. Expanding and protecting Life force is the energetic currency of the coming times, and too many of us have prostituted our life force for material things that have no value to the soul. This stagnation of the soul, promotes anti-life values and spiritual oppression. This oppression weighs even heavier on a burdened mind, and therefore a burdened body. A burdened body and cluttered mind becomes unhappy, soul disconnected, chaotic and then sick. Sickness of the Spirit-Soul stems from the Sickness of the mind.

When a mind is gripped in sickness from burdens that it does not release or let go, its many results are:

  • Obsessions
  • Ruminating
  • Panic Attacks/Fear
  • Delusions (thinking about hypothetical situations over and over)
  • Confusion
  • Pathologies, which erupt to cope with reality
  • Addictions and substance abuse

Like many challenges in life, letting go of negative emotions, negative thoughts and clearing your mind is much easier said than done. However with consistency, tools and practice, anyone can learn to clear their mind and let go of mental obsessions in a way that works for you personally. This takes some dedication and effort towards one’s desire to have peace in one’s life, no matter what the external circumstances.

Personal anger and blame is not productive for anyone that is unhappy with some person or circumstance in their life. To empower oneself, one must take full responsibility for their emotions, thought forms and their interactions with others. Without personal responsibility one’s life will descend into a spiral of pain and suffering, with excuses made for promoting negative behaviors. The person this hurts the most is the person generating the negative thoughts. No matter how much you are angered by someone else, that person is not nearly as impacted by your generated hate thought form as you are yourself. This is an action of self sabotage. Stopping the cycle is imperative by learning how to revalue oneself, revalue others and live a life where one can achieve a sense of inner peace and calm. From the inner calm, which can be generated from a clear and calm mind, one can be present in the moment to enjoy what life has to offer right now. As you open to be in the now moment, you open to a multitude of opportunities that would not be seen nor perceived with a cluttered and confused mind. The more confusion, the more chaos, the more internal pain one will experience in themselves. All of us can stop this destructive cycle in our lives now.

Be Here Now

This is called mindfulness in the Buddhist tradition, which is the understanding of training one’s mind to become fully present in the now moment. It is a type of meditation to immerse yourself, to be fully present in any activity that shows up in front of you. It involves slowing down and focusing on one thing, the thing that is present and in front of you now. If that thing is an activity, fully immerse yourself in that activity happening now.

Refocus

The best thing one can do to clear one’s mind when having trouble removing an obsession or rumination is to shift your focus. Bring a positive activity into your life to change your focus; through exercise, chi gong, reading a book, listening to music, playing with a child. Take a break from stress and worry by refocusing yourself to be fully present to another activity.

Breath Work

Retraining your nervous system and reprogramming your mind, is entirely possible through the application of breath work. If quieting your mind has become extremely difficult throughout the changing energetic terrain of the external ascension landscape, change your inner landscape by releasing your mind lock through this suggested breath work tool.

Meditation

Consistent meditation practice is helpful in training an undisciplined and cluttered mind. Meditation can be applied through many different techniques, and is helpful for facilitating forgiveness and letting go of negativity in many forms. In the early stages of developing meditation skill, sit, relax and learn to observe thoughts passing through without having attachment to them. Once you notice the “thought” pattern, let it go and bring your focus back to the now moment.

Try Emotionally Cathartic Writing

When one feels bursting at the seams from inner frustration, and the mind is anxious, it may be helpful to try to express all thoughts and feelings on paper. Writing them out may help one to be able to let them go and release them. Through journal writing or self-inquiry, one can delve deeper into the topic that is creating the mental anxiety. This way it allows for an examination of emotions and may allow inner epiphanies to become clearer, allowing for better emotional conflict resolution. When one is open to allow different alternatives to be received as potential resolutions, this allows the mind to shift out of its anxious pattern. Shifting out of these patterns is called cognitive restructuring, which resets brain synapse firing. Changing ones thoughts changes ones brain chemistry, allowing new creative resolutions to old problems, making shifting out of old patterns possible.

Unraveling old behaviors can be extremely humbling and give one the sense of the true immense force that exists within the emotional body. It is important to witness them and try not to be overwhelmed or consumed by them. Here is a little exercise to assist in regards to closure and acceptance on all past patterns or circumstances. It is extremely helpful to give voice to what may be unresolved conflicts in your mind, or that have been unexpressed and unacknowledged.

For each person or circumstance, here are the questions to ask yourself and write out completely:

  1. List all resentments
  2. List all regrets
  3. Write all unsaid or undelivered communications
  4. List anything you would have wanted to acknowledge to that person or in that circumstance but did not. When it feels complete, burn or shred the paper and Invocate out loud:

I address my Greater God Self for Final Release and Disposition:

Please witness my Declaration of Power:

I resolve any and all vows and agreements that I have taken, anyone in this body has taken, and anyone within my genetic lineage has taken pertaining to:

Any vow of Illusion, Separation and Disharmony. Remove and Clear All Negative Implants, Ancestral patterning, Genetic patterning, and improper karmic attachments to ___ (Insert Name of Person), known or unknown to me.

I claim my Divine Inheritance and Self Sovereign God Power NOW!

I now declare these vows and agreements as null and void in this incarnation and all incarnations across space and time, all parallel realities, parallel universes, alternate realities, alternate universes, all planetary systems, all source systems, all dimensions and the Void.

My Beloved Spirit, please release all structures, devices, entities, orientations or effects associated with these vows and agreement. NOW!

In deep love and gratitude, Thank you!

 

I hope these tools prove to be supportive in the commitment to clear your mind and achieve inner peace.

 

~via KrystalAegis.com

FIONA REILLY: “Four Tips for Effective Listening”

The gift of being heard is something really precious. Having someone listen attentively to our expression or story is very healing and can enable us find our own understanding, acceptance, balance and joy again. Listening sounds like a very simple thing and indeed it is, yet many of us struggle to listen effectively. Being a good listener requires being present and fully attentive to the other. It is not about offering advice or fixing anything or making the other feel better, it’s simply being there and paying attention.

 

“Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our story to someone who listens, we find it easier to deal with our circumstances.”

~Margaret J. Wheatley

 

Four Tips for Effective Listening

So how might we listen more effectively… there are many things that can help! Below I outline four suggestions that I have found to be fundamental to good listening.

Be Present

Initially, it is vital to be present and with the speaker, to give them our full attention. If possible find a quiet place for a listening exchange where you are unlikely to be disturbed. Turn off phones and any background noise. Honour your boundaries, if you feel you only have 20 minutes to listen, say so at the beginning so the boundaries are clear or explain that now is a not a good time and arrange to connect when the time is right. To the best of your ability come from a place of acceptance and compassion and avoid judgement of them or their story. Be fully attentive to them and the energy between you.

 

“Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.”

~Margaret J. Wheatley

 

Simply Listen

Many of us want to try to fix and make things better for the other person, yet the most beneficial way is for them to work through whatever is arising and to find their own solutions. The way to help someone feel better is to encourage them to be with their pain or confusion or whatever their experience is, to explore it and then they may feel empowered to move through it. Telling someone they need to be strong or things will get better or something similar isn’t effective longterm and can be disempowering. So try not to fix the situation or offer solutions unless they are invited. When listening our purpose isn’t to make a person feel better, simply by having their experiences heard in a non-judgemental and accepting way can allow things to shift and heal.

 

“The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.”

~Paul Parker

 

Focus On the Speaker’s Perspective

While it’s useful to be able to identify with their experience, telling someone of your similar experience is not usually helpful, so try not to habitually compare their situation to one that you have experienced. It is of course fine if you are having a two way conversation, however if you want to encourage a person to explore their experience, your story isn’t what they need to hear, at least not until they have worked through their own stuff. It can take from what the speaker is saying and turns the attention away from them. Occasionally it may be appropriate to share your own experience, use your intuition on when that feels right. You could check with the speaker if they’d like you to share what happened to you, though mostly I find it best to stay with what the speaker is sharing.

In order to acknowledge their experience and what they have shared, you can reflect back to them what you heard them say, for example “You felt very angry when that happened”. Such a reflection does a number of things, it shows that you are listening, that their feelings or expressions are valid and enables them to go into more depth around the issues. In focussing on the other person you may notice the subtleties of body language, tone of voice… etc., which can sometimes indicate more than their words and again if appropriate you can reflect back what you notice.

Don’t engage in a drama or exaggerate the situation, sometimes what is being shared may arise feelings in you, acknowledge these internally though put them aside you can always return to explore them yourself at a more appropriate time.

Become Comfortable With Silences

For many silences or gaps in conversation cause discomfort and they rush to fill the quietness with something. However allowing a silence lets the speaker know that you are there for them and ready to listen when they are ready to speak. Speaking in order to break a silence usually ends up in directing the speaker in a different direction, than what may have otherwise arose next. If you do feel to ask questions, do so for clarity and understanding. The facts or details usually don’t matter. If you do feel to ask questions try to keep them open ended, you could you phrases like “How was that for you?” to encourage more disclosure or as I mentioned earlier reflect back what you have just heard.

Acknowledge Pain

This is an excellent video relating to how to support a grieving friend and the principles offered could be used with other challenging situations, not only grief. The way to help someone feel better is to encourage them to be with their pain, to explore and accept it and then they may feel empowered to move through it.

 

“One of the easiest human acts is also the most healing. Listening to someone. Simply listening. Not advising or coaching, but silently and fully listening.”

~Margaret J. Wheatley

 

With loving gratitude for all those who have shown me how to listen well and for my continued learning. I wish you well with your listening explorations,

Fiona

 

~via WakeUp-World.com