Where is the Lite?

The blogosphere is alive with exciting, meaningful material today. The world is abuzz with New Year’s fever. I am not in the proper place to reflect on 2015. But with a glass of red wine at my side and my heart warmed by today’s events, I am eager to say a few things to all of you.

I call myself litebeing and I like this moniker. Yet I often question my qualifications as a lightworker. I read all about starseeds when I was a twentysomething and was convinced the authors were speaking to me. I felt reassured at that time. But lately I wonder if I am spreading light or making any impact at all. Having been so preoccupied with financial and health issues, not to mention grief, I had doubted what I had left to offer anyone other than myself. A lightworker anchors the energy and holds a space for light on the planet. This is not for the faint of heart. I am lucky if I don’t respond to a rude clerk with a sarcastic retort and a nasty look on my face! (Especially in self-righteous places such as my local food co-op.)

I had been judging myself rather harshly and musing that perhaps I had assigned myself a role that does not belong to me. Have you ever thought that maybe you were fooling yourself with delusions of grandeur ~ ala the New Millenium?

While briefly reflecting on today’s events, I realize that I am exactly where I should be. Just like each snowflake, every human being is unique and carries unique potential to serve the world. I may be anchoring when I am unaware of my actions. Having interacted with a variety of people today, some friends and some “strangers”, I see that I am capable of providing light in the moment. Not every moment, but in any moment.

We all are capable. We all emerged from the same spark.

Now for some awards: ( clever segue, right?)

This could very well be my last awards post, but I cannot let 2015 go without passing on 2 awards I received this year. Thank you Sue and Aquileana, respectively, for the Angel Award and Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. I appreciate being honored by both of you. I am a big fan of Angels and perhaps an even bigger fan of loyal readers, so thank you both for thinking of me.

from Sue via Kentucky Angel

 

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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

I don’t know who to give these to because most of my peers no longer accept awards. What I will suggest is if you know someone ( or yourself) who would benefit from such an acknowledgement, please take these badges and pass them on.

I will award the following, however, to one person this year. Congratulations Mary, you are the latest recipient of  The Litebeing Chronicles Commenter Award. These badges are special to me, particularly because they were created by brilliant creative souls for my blog. Some of the designers do not blog anymore, but they will live on in these beautiful works of art. I chose Mary because she clearly exemplifies the spirit of this award. Not only does she faithfully share her awe and empathy with me during my glory days and dark nights, she does so for countless others all over the platform. As I make my way, reading countless blogs on a given day, Mary is there, offering comfort, support, and company.

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This devotion is so award-worthy! Thank you Mary for stepping up and participating in this grand experiment we call blogging, with soul and enthusiasm! You are an outstanding example of a lightworker ; transparent, generous, and authentic.

One last thing before I close. We never know who we touch and what joy we spread, unless we are told. Most of the time we don’t receive much in the way of feedback. I think of a reader who wrote me a long, emotional email this spring when I was in a very dark place. She had never commented or “liked” my posts, as far as I know. She shared her story with me and explained how my writing made a difference. She asked me not to give up hope. I never made the time to write her back, but I think of her kindness often and hope she knows that she is appreciated. Since I do not know if she wants to be publicly acknowledged, I am keeping her identity private. Thank you kind reader for reaching out and opening your heart to me. It was what I needed in that moment.

I also received notification today through a very mysterious channel that I am regarded as a light to the world and that my blog is one way I express that light outwardly. The source was very unexpected and took me by surprise. When I consider all the warm, loving spirits that I know either in person, online, or via the ” ethers “,  I am humbled to know that others may see me in this way.

May we all remember from where we came and may *the Force be with you always.

To the future with love,

litebeing

 

 

*Could not resist a Star Wars reference.

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Do Stuff Now

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We have between now and January 4th 2016 to be active without restrictions, delays, snafus, etc. When Uranus stationed direct on Christmas Day, we entered a rare planetary occurrence. All planets are moving in direct motion. Now that the Christmas hoopla has ended, we can use these next few days to get movin’. On January 5th Mercury goes retrograde again, this time in the sign of Aquarius. I suggest you ignore the Mercury shadow in effect and have some fun.

Here are some suggestions:

Take a bike ride on an unfamiliar route

Write a letter using calligraphy

Book a trip to a quirky village

Throw out stuff ( junk) you never use

Take a yoga class

Host a party with a wild theme

Adopt an animal or two

Start a dream journal

If you have not already done so, begin a blog ( or add a new one)

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Get in on the action while the getting is good ; life can be both a sprint and a marathon…..

Do stuff NOW!!

What stuff will YOU do???

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Poetry – Grace Everpresent

I am having a shaky day, in the shadows of a brilliant Solstice Celebration last evening. I am in need of consolation, so I shall use my words to comfort myself. This poem was written during a very dark time and I remember it well.

As a bonus, I am linking to an article I found about Grace. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Here is a sample:

Grace is Courage – You are in a state of grace when, during those moments when you can see no way out of a predicament, you know that love will prevail. Even though you may feel afraid, there is so much love in your heart that you know you will not give up. Grace is the warmth in your heart that gives you courage.

Please hold me in your thoughts and prayers as I navigate another challenge that I cannot control or avoid. The only way is through.

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Where is Grace?

Grace is realizing the car keys are in your other pocket

Grace is when the cop gives you a warning this time

Grace is when the red birds descend on your terrace ” just because”

Grace is when you discover your checkbook error

that you subtracted one hundred dollars by mistake

Grace is when the sky opens and the sun tells the clouds to get lost for a spell

Grace is the neighbor’s cat who snuggles with you after yours has passed away

Grace is the stranger who helps you pick up your groceries off the floor

Grace is the MRI that reveals you don’t have that illness after all

Grace is accepting what is and surviving with renewed hope

Grace is a whole heart after a lifetime of shatters and scars

Grace is a million new beginnings

Grace is finding love way past your prime

Grace is everpresent

© litebeing chronicles 2013

update (2013) :

I wrote this poem , or rather this poem wrote me, from a place filled with a mixture of despair, emptiness, hope, and gratitude. Your response has been wonderful and I thank you.  My poetry has always been fueled by intense emotion and manifests only when it is good and ready. Stay tuned for new arrivals in future posts.

 

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Kindness Collisions Abound

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I once associated collisions with car accidents, but no more. Collisions are the cosmic meetings shrouded in mystery and orchestrated by Divine appointment. This blog is loaded with everyday tales of extraordinary magic. The more I share, the better I feel inside. Storytelling is my gift to the world.

This time of year is considered to be a time of frequent miracles. But if you frequent mainstream media lately, you will find assorted horrors and hate- based dreck. Way too many stories are told not to inspire, but to agitate or incite fear. I have had enough, how about you? But there is hope. I promise you, there is hope. I invite you to watch CBS evening news, especially the last five minutes of each broadcast. If you have more time, explore the magical CBS Sunday Morning show, where they bring extraordinary stories that are unlikely to be found in memes or on YouTube. The producers are visionaries in their ability to discover and research unusual topics that are often obscure and luminous. There are typically some celebrity interviews, but I relish the unexpected tales that feed my curiosity and satisfy my soul. There is a series called On the road with Steve Hartman. He took over for the legendary Charles Kuralt. This is a series of good news that is miraculous in nature. I have to share with you Friday’s feature. It is about an ordinary man’s calling to be of service. It is both extraordinary and simple, which makes it even more spectacular.

You can find the story here:

A young man has a calling and transformation is at hand.He follows this nudge that grows over time. Lives are changed and love becomes a verb. This process sows the seeds for planetary evolution, sometimes referred to as ascension. I want to believe we are heading there. Maybe we are already there and the material indications are yet to be revealed to the masses. I don’t know.

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What I do know is that I am called often to show the way, using the resources afforded me at any given time. An abundance of tears often triggers my awareness that something amazing is occurring. I have been crying often this week. This is one of the ways the Divine contacts me.

The next day I went out in my neighborhood filled with the expectation of the possibilities often linked with the Solstice season. The checkout clerk was a young woman with a smile plastered on her face. She was kind, warm, and was very engaged with me and the often routine tasks of her job. I was lifted by our exchanges. Her uniform lacked a name tag so I asked her name. She said ” Christian.” Perhaps an hour later I introduced myself to a new neighbor. She was also warm and exuberant and extended her hand to me. ” My name’s Christina, ” she said as we shook hands. Hmmm, I thought, while 2 Christians does not a pattern make, something is in the works!

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This palpable sense of good cheer led me to research images of the nativity, particularly peaking my interest in the Star of Bethlehem. This article by wikipedia is a worthy read, particularly the sections regarding prophecy and the astronomy / astrology findings.  Jupiter conjunctions with Saturn and Regulus caught my attention. So did these stirring images that decorate this article. Out of all consciousness there is a spark awaiting the instantaneous emission of light. This lightness of being does not have to be reserved for special occasions. The great spiritual teachings did not ask for us to live in darkness for the majority of our days. Christ consciousness is about love. Love is light and they both are inherent in consciousness. This is not white washing New Age gibberish onto a troubled world. It is about removing the obstacles to love’s presence, the promise of A Course in Miracles.

Where do we begin??

 

References:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/on-the-road-one-mans-long-journey-to-help-a-stranger-walk-again/

http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_Bethlehem

 

I wonder if the joy and awe I feel upon hearing this rendition by Whitney Houston is measurable to the miracle of light appearing out of darkness. It happens today in the Northern Hemisphere.  Wishing you a brilliant Solstice where kindness, wonder, and love prevail at every pass, in each breath.

 

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CDs and Collisions

” We are here to serve you.”

Something has shifted. I was not in the hospital anymore. Dorothy had exited Kansas.

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My health was pretty crappy and Memorial Day weekend was approaching.  I was back, yet again, at my doctor’s office. He suggested I get another CAT scan to see if my infection had returned. He was advised to retest me, despite it not being the regular protocol. I was in so much physical pain and so tired of being tired. I wanted answers, but was not up for another unpleasant test. Drinking the noxious liquid, having dye injected in your veins, being bombarded with radiation. Not my idea of ushering in the unofficial start of Summer.

The plan was to compare the new scan with the old to see if my condition had improved. I scheduled the test and informed my doctor. He called me back to tell me that he rescheduled it for tomorrow. I was furious. How could he go rogue and do this without my consent? Not only that, this was a void of course moon during a Mercury retrograde cycle. I did not like the timing. My doctor thought it was in my best interest to get this done sooner rather than later and assured me the report and scan would be read over the holiday weekend.

I was angry, but because I really like my doctor I complied with his wishes. I figured he really cared about me and saw the need to speed things up. So I drank the yucky liquid and registered at the hospital. This was not a seamless process. I was not seen on time, it took 3 people to find a vein for the dye injection, and so on. I could not wait to get out of there. I was hungry ( you have to go several hours without food) and exhausted. I was worried about the time. It was almost 5:00 PM and the report needed to be processed today. The radiologist needed to get it in the system so my doctor could review it while on call this weekend. The technician was doubtful it would happen, even though my doctor had requested it beforehand. I also needed a copy of my old scan so I was headed for the records department. I arrived about 4:55 PM. I observed several employees exit the door as I approached. I also noticed the chapel across the hall.

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I was really worried about seeing my results. What if my condition had not improved? What if I had a tumor?  These are the questions that plagued my mind.

The energy was very serene inside and I found that surprising. The other areas of the hospital seemed chaotic and many of the staff appeared either overburdened or oblivious. A man smiled at me and asked how I was doing. I told him about the reports and the deadline. As more people left the office, he remained with me. It was after 5:00 PM on Memorial Day weekend and he did not ask me to leave. He was warm, caring, and very patient. He assured me that the radiologist did read my scan and he would supply me with both reports and CDs. I was taken aback by his kindness. When I sat down with the reports, I burst into tears and began to sob. He witnessed my pain and did not judge me. I thanked him for his kindness.

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He said that he was here to serve me. I did not understand. He was different. He did not belong at this hospital. But I was wrong about that. He began to tell me about the hospital being his ministry. I told him he ought to consider being a minister. He told me about how he got ordained later in life. We discussed calling and purpose and how to serve. He told me how he picked up on my anxiety and wanted to help me. We talked about the spiritual path and how challenging it can be. I told him how I did not encounter this kind of care when I was staying in the hospital and that I was struck by the contrast. He then spoke of the link between anxiety and sensitivity. I found this rather interesting. I thanked him profusely, but he did not behave this way as a favor. He saw each individual as worthy. I thanked him anyway and our exchange brought my own desire to serve into clearer focus. At one point I realized that this was a Divine appointment. The circumstances that brought me here were immaterial.

What mattered was that I was deeply connecting with another soul.

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When I got home, I looked up the transits and noticed the Sun was square Neptune. Perfect time to meet an angel! I realized that all details were being orchestrated to get me to this point. My tests revealed that my condition was improving, despite my symptoms. This was encouraging news. But I found my holy encounter much more healing. I was truly seen, heard, and cared for. This happened in a setting that seemed very much in alignment with many Western institutions. But it still happened and I was grateful.

This is a holiday tale that took place last spring. Just as relevant now as then. It is about finding angels where you least expect them and when you need them most. Desperately so. It is also about accepting kindness and offering it up to others.  While I was working out the details for this draft, the mail arrived. The image above is from a card sent to me by a blogger buddy across the sea. It arrived today. It is an image of an angel. There are no accidents, but we do not always notice. We are only partially awake most of the time. Even litebeings like me are often sleepwalking, especially when under duress. But I have found, time after time, that angels do appear when I need them most. And when I am not looking.

This is the most- requested post, selected by you, my readers. I asked you to choose among several drafts of mine waiting to leave purgatory.  Thank you for helping me decide.

This is the season of giving, but what if we served one other every day? What if we served ourselves first and truly loved our inner being? Imagine the possibilities…. Speaking of giving, I am gifting a free reading to my 500th follower and am offering discounts on my services throughout December. To learn more, click on the follow button and visit here.

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New Sagittarius Moon ~ Prepare to Communicate with Tolerance and Forgiveness

Happy New Moon litebeings! May I add Happy 12-11!

How did my very personal post become political and global? This is what I asked myself after I crafted the title.

 The symbology took me there.

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Today the new moon highlights 19 degrees Sagittarius. This just happens to be the location of my natal Venus. Venus is about many things, love and resources in particular. This new moon is part of a t-square with Chiron at 17 Pisces and Jupiter at 22 Virgo opposing each other and squaring the sun and moon. The release point of this configuration is between 17 and 22 degrees Gemini. This just happens to be where my natal moon is situated.

Clearly this is an important event for me personally. I’ll share a little bit about how I have done Venus in Sagittarius:

Love of adventure and travel

Taking risks in romance

Spending money on leisure activities

Appreciation of the exotic and unfamiliar

Expensive and often lavish taste

Feeling at home on the road and in hotels

My focus has been more on resources than romance presently. My upbringing comes into play as I consider how I do money. It seems strange to me to be living on so little income, because I don’t see myself as poor. I have lived most of my life with more than enough to make ends meet. Or at least enough to get by. I grew up always wanting expensive stuff and aspiring to dine in fine restaurants and stay at luxurious resorts. This is because I was introduced to this lifestyle early on. But I had champagne taste without the champagne budget!  While looking back at my history, however, poverty is never that far away. And yet, optimism was also just around the corner.

I grew up solid middle class, maybe even upper middle class for a while. But both of my parents grew up during the Great Depression and had little money. They were raised in households with little education and plenty of responsibility, like so many recent immigrants to this country. My parents’ synastry was based on a close Moon/Venus conjunction in Taurus. They both sought upper mobility and material security. My sister and I never knew what it was like to go without new clothes or a decent place to live. But worries about the future were always in the air. My father was the only one in his immediate family to get a college education and he was very ambitious. But even with the nice cars and fancy vacations, long lingered those disturbing memories of sacrifice and making do on very little. Some of those fears were transferred over to me. One cannot deny their history, otherwise they are doomed to repeat it

But there was also plenty of optimism about the future. My parents asked us to dream big and work towards our goals. They took us to foreign locales and exposed us to culture and diversity. They both loved history and this country. We visited many historical sites and made frequent trips to Washington DC. They discussed politics openly and encouraged us to be involved in the process by encouraging us to vote and participate in the national dialogue. They believed that we would see a brighter future. There was plenty of enthusiasm and exuberance both at the dinner table and out in the world. It was a strange mix of conservatism and naiveté. Another paradox that I strive to resolve.

Sagittarius is my family signature. We all have either a Sag MC or a Sag IC ( my mom). We were wanderers who enjoyed travel, foreign food, and gambling on the American Dream. But there was also plenty of conflict about religion and diversity. Diversity and identity are personal to me. I grew up in a Jewish/ Roman Catholic, Italian ( originally French immigrants to Italy), Eastern European ( German, Polish, Russian) family where many factions did not tolerate one another very well.   This theme goes back to my grandparents marrying outside their faith and ethnic heritage , and possibly even further back. Sagittarius can mean evolved sages or radical extremists or fervent fundamentalists. Often times it has to do with recognizing that some limitations ( Saturn) are actually for our own benefit. So much to chew on and integrate. When will we achieve the right balance as a society?

So fast forward to the present. Sagittarius is also about fanaticism, over-the-top ideology that can be equated with intolerance and self-righteousness. However, the flip side of Jupiter/Sag is a live and let live, anything goes philosophy. Bigotry and acceptance, side by side.

Here is a look at the Sabian symbol for this new moon :

Sabian Symbol for 20 degrees Sagittarius by Dane Rudhyar

20° MEN CUTTING THE ICE OF A FROZEN POND, FOR SUMMER USE.

Depth of operation necessary to prepare for next phase of life. Sacrifice of present to future. Throughness of action.

I wonder,  how does this apply to me? I rarely thought about the future in romance or finances and that is how I got here. Lots of lived experience with little to show for it ( materially). Sagittarius is all about experience. I live my life that way and this worldview is reflected in my astrological practice and in my writing. Yet it does not necessarily help with saving, investing, and maintaining a budget. But I had enough foresight to stick with my government job long enough to acquire a pension. So perhaps I was living the symbology to some degree.

You may wonder how I arrived at my title  Prepare ( 20 ° Sag) to Communicate ( Gemini) with Tolerance ( Jupiter) and Forgiveness ( Chiron) ? Basically I combined the key themes for Jupiter, Chiron, and Gemini with the Sabian symbol for this lunation. Tolerance is the antidote to too much excess (Jupiter). Jupiter squaring this Jupiter- ruled new moon implores that we become more moderate so that we can promote healing ( Chiron)  through forgiveness ( Pisces). This leads to self-love and ultimately, global peace. Communication with one’s higher nature is the way to begin. Forgive and tolerate any excesses or missteps. Chart a new course but first free oneself from old, dysfunctional, belief systems. Embrace your truth in a way that allows others to do the same, tolerating what you may not understand or agree with.

I really think this post was channeled , at least partially. My initial ideas for this article had very little to do with this prevailing theme. But I am going with the flow and allowing this material to be expressed in this manner. I hope that it resonates with some of my readers.

On some level, I have been wanting to contribute somehow to the global discussion of terrorism, inclusion, and finding a way to come together as one people. I just did not know how. By the way, presidential candidate Donald Trump has the moon at 21 Sagittarius and Sun at 22 Gemini. I have a strong belief that astrology presents us with public events and personalities to illustrate the mood of the times. Can you see how perfectly this is being played out on the public stage?

If we are all connected, then we all must own our part in the situations we find ourselves in. All this mutability ( Gem, Virgo, Sag, Pisces) encourages the ability to change, adapt, move through resistance.

I still have to explore further how this may operate in my life. I know all 4 angles of my chart are lit up in neon lights. Look for any planets and house cusps between 17 and 22 degrees of Gem, Virgo, Sag, and Pisces to see where you are being triggered to communicate with tolerance and forgiveness for the future.

I will end this very intense post with a song. I am not athletic, but I really took to archery at camp, before I was aware of my Venus placement ( Sagittarius the archer). The following song came to me as I was preparing for this draft to be written. Arc of a Diver and Archery, get it?

Do you see any of the themes discussed in the lyrics?

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Share Your World ~ Litebeing Style – Part 2

On my birthday I decided to be more playful for the year ahead. I can be sooooo serious. Well, seriously?? Yes, I am afraid so.  This is why I am grateful to Cee for posing some great questions via Share Your World for some blogging fun. To join in on this challenge, just visit her lovely blog. Or just stick around to take in her gorgeous photography.

Ready for some self-disclosure? Let’s go:

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What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

I just had a birthday and got to celebrate it many times. While I would really like a soulful, purposeful way to serve the planet that also compensates me comfortably, having so many wonderful people in my life is the gift that keeps on giving. But I am still receptive to both!

What color would you like your bedroom to be?

Notice the color of my font.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? 

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Snow is so beautiful, especially as it beings to hit the ground or right after the precipitation ceases and no footprints are evident on the fresh blanket of goodness.

And yet, I would be very pleased if this year was snow-free. Why? because it makes traveling difficult and sometimes treacherous.

Would you rather go a week without bathing, but be able to change your clothes, or a week without a change of clothes, but be able to bathe?

Where did she get this question? When in hermit mode, I don’t really care either way. But after a few days, the socks would have to go!

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week was rather disappointing, but I enjoyed a pancake lunch at Cracker Barrel and receiving a check for $11.o1 dollars. That was definitely Spirit-led.

This week I am excited about a possible out-of-town guest, some home remodeling, and my blog giveaway and readings sale. We are very close to reaching 500 followers and my 3rd blogiversary will be here in about a month. Where does the time go?

Most importantly I am grateful for days of decent health, nights of uninterrupted sleep, and guidance to help me see in the dark.

 

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Bringing Mysticism into Focus

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This is the first article in a continuing series on Mysticism. Astrologically the time is ripe with Saturn square Neptune to bring some form and focus ( Saturn) to what appears to be elusive and mysterious ( Neptune). The recent entry of Venus in Scorpio also supports a dialogue on the love ( Venus) of what lies beneath the surface ( Scorpio).

When I began this blog, the tagline was ” The adventures of a part-time mystic.” I have since changed the tagline because I realized that I am not a part-time mystic. We all are part-time human beings that are actually eternal mystics. This is what I believe.

So what do I mean by mystic anyway? I’ll suggest the following: A mystic is anyone who is interacting with Source directly. This covers a lot of territory. Initially I thought that mystics were the rare individuals who lived in monasteries or were fully enlightened beings. I see this differently, especially now. Mystical experiences and spiritual awakenings are our birthright as we dance the dance between the material and spiritual planes of existence. As I described during my telling of an intense awakening experience, I eventually owned the title of mystic. It was a long time coming, but I could no longer deny my truth. I just did not want to appear pretentious or really foolish.

But a funny thing happened, the more I identify accurately, the more mystics enter my life! My revised view on mysticism is that it is a natural state of being  and that not being mystical is most likely caused by painful programming in early childhood or even traced back to genetic and ancestral roots. It seems that we are in ” new times” where the mystical is returning to our collective culture. This is exciting and also frightening for many, myself included.

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But help is on the way.

So often in my world, I find myself presented with interesting opportunities seemingly out of the ethers. This fall I joined a Facebook group based on the Shades of Awakening summit. Through the group I was invited to take an online class with Emma Bragdon on How to Effectively Help Someone in Spiritual Emergency. I had little time to decide, but felt such a strong pull to participate. I am so glad I took the plunge and here’s why:

I was able to connect with others who are passionate about helping support those having difficulties with their transition.

I learned much more about the differences and similarities between Spiritual Emergence ( SE) and Spiritual Emergency ( SEY).

I was able to expand my knowledge about how to assess and treat those with various manifestations of SEY.

I learned about the Spiritism Model featured in Brazil, as well as other international systems of care that integrate the conventional medical model with the alternative spiritual based models.

I became aware of Spiritual bypass, where an individual strongly pursues spiritual development and ignores underlying psychological issues that remain unresolved. Upon reflection, I realize that I have encountered many people in my life who were using spirituality as a distraction or addiction. They were sometimes in positions of power and hurt many as a result of their resistance to addressing their psychological well-being.

I reignited my desire to serve others as a practitioner in a way that speaks to me and is relevant to these times. I plan to take the Practicum so I can complete the course and become a Spiritual Emergence Coach ( SEC).

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I know I have only begun to scratch the surface on what it means to be a mystic and how this way of being will transform our planet. I am very curious as to what all my dear litebeings have to say on this topic.

Please share your opinions in the comments section.

I strongly recommend you learn more about the course here. Emma is a wonderful instructor who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as an educator, healer, and one with lived experience. She is very engaging, devoted, and a lightworker in every sense of the word. If my post sparks even a hint of curiosity, check out the material or and/or email me to learn more.

So many of us benefit by evolving via community. I know that I began to blossom as a young astrology student once I joined a local astrology group. I do not think I would have begun to read for others were it not for my ” village”. Joining with others that share similar values and experiences instills safety and the ability to be more authentic and shine brighter.

I hope this introductory offering on the Mystic’s Way has nudged more folks out of slumber and closer to home.

Resources:

http://imhu.org/

http://emmabragdon.com/

http://www.livinginstitute.org/david-lukoff

http://www.global-vision.org/papers/JWP.pdf

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Pain, Empathy, and Vibration

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Yesterday I finished reading Traveling to Parallel Universes by Trish LeSage. I just noticed her last name is Le Sage. How perfect for this Sagittarius season!

If you are fascinated like I am about experiencing other dimensions, read her book. There are so few books out there about this topic. Trust me, as I have researched this rather diligently.

This post is not a book review though. I had a mini-epiphany tonight and it was based on something I read about last night in the book.

It goes a little something like this…

I went on an interview today and I felt utterly crushed when I got home. The funny thing is, I probably will be offered a job there. I do not want to describe the interview or the details of the job. I do want to describe my thought process.

Longtime readers know what a sucky year I have had. Not the worst year of my life, but not one I would ever want to repeat. Lots of Uranus energy everywhere, fraught with unexpected crises and missteps. Most of the happenings were beyond my control. But one was by my own actions and I have not properly forgiven myself yet for it. I lost credentialing as a therapist because I left my practice before finding a new one. I cannot accept private insurance unless I attain the highest level of licensure. This fact was accentuated today as I interviewed for a job I already had and this feels like going backward. So many restrictions continue to interfere with my ability to break free and really live. I sat myself down and asked myself ” How did you end up in a life you do not recognize with so few options?”

A little later the mini-epiphany arrived. I was thinking about a program I helped create. I discussed the Grief and Loss group in the interview and how it came to be. The program was an offshoot of my reaction to the sudden death of my father and a few other sudden losses that occurred around the time of my starting a new job at a Mental Health Recovery Center. Within just a few months of my arrival, a coworker lost her father, a beloved client dropped dead of a heart attack, and a longtime employee died during a freak accident. The atmosphere was so sad and mostly everyone shared in the feelings of helplessness and devastation. I shared with the interviewer that my poor ability to grieve fueled my empathy and birthed a new way for clients to work through years of grief and loss. I do not think the interviewer was that interested in my story, but the telling served me well. I began to think about one of my favorite conundrums : how to be kind  and also be an empath. Matt Kahn and other teachers say that kindness is a great way to raise one’s vibration. I don’t do nice very well when I am supersensitive to my environment. I can become quite impatient and frustrated once I hit my limit. I want to be nice and sometimes the best I can do is be kinder to me for failing to be kind.

This premise triggered a memory from LeSage’s book. She was discussing the moods of people encountered in parallel universes. The author found that nicer people often resided in the lower dimensions ( 1st and 2nd) and that the higher one travels, the more unpleasant the people were. I was really baffled by this initially. Wouldn’t most people be kinder and friendlier in places where miracles abound and physical bodies were lighter and manifestation was typically instantaneous? Why would the kindest folks be in dimensions that are very negative and dense?

This is the thing ~ difficult lives change our outlook. We can become bitter or we can become better. We can reek of sourness or invoke alchemy and create delicious lemonade to quench our thirst. Pain can increase empathy and empathy creates kindness. LeSage goes on to say that in the higher realms life is easy and empathy isn’t required. I don’t live in the higher realms, but I think I would prefer it. Isn’t that what ascension is all about?

So I may make an excellent therapist because my life has been rather difficult. But can I raise my vibration when I feel so resigned to a life offering so few choices and so many doors slamming in my face?

Then I thought about the Lee Harris video I watched today. He emphasized the interplay between inner outrage and the outer world. I considered all the fears and paranoia that have surfaced recently in my consciousness. The video confirmed that most if not all of this is less about my life and more about my assimilation of the violence on the planet. I minimize my exposure, but empaths will feel energy without tuning into the news. I have never been clear which is my stuff and which is totally environmental. Yet, I can clearly see the shift in me as being connected to outside events. I guess I wasn’t able to do so before. Thanks to Lee for helping me discern the source of my recent death anxiety. It is reassuring to realize that I am not alone. This is not the solution though. But that is a different matter entirely that I am not prepared to address.

I hope my perspective will shift about my immediate future. I do not want to sink back into melancholy and victim consciousness. I am aware that my emotions wax and wane rather quickly. At the moment, I feel rather peaceful actually.

I am not looking for those reading this to feel compelled to cheer me up or offer answers. I do welcome any thoughts on how to remain kind on such a chaotic planet or on matters of alternative dimensions and realities.

Or anything else you would like to discuss. I could use some company tonight.

I will have to figure out how to live creatively and optimistically here in this reality until further notice. Thank God I can blog. Maybe if every being on this planet could blog, well …..

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It’s Your Birthday, Georges Seurat

Welcome to all my new followers! I am very happy you have chosen to read my stories and take interest in my journey. Please feel free to peruse the archives and add your 2 cents in the comments section. I love to hear from readers!

I am very close to writing a little something about the Mystic’s way and the course I completed on Spiritual Emergence(y). The nudges to do so have been less than subtle. But in the meantime, it is damp and dark and dreary here at litebeing’s locale. So why not share some random Seurat? After all it just happens to be his birthday and he is one of the founders of pointillism. He is also among my favorite painters, if not my number one favorite. The fluidity and use of color and texture is exquisite.

Tell me about your favorite painters or your favorite Sag in the comments section.

 

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Regardless of the season and mood you find yourself in, take comfort in the impermanence of all that is not real and in the permanence of what is real ~ love.

 

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