Power has always been illusive to me. What does it mean? Probably something different for everyone. I remember once talking with a woman who had spent three years in a women's spiritual group which had just finished. She was at a bit of a loss. She had been told often she had alot of power - but she confided to me "I'm clueless as to what that means"
Today for a change of pace, I went for a drive to a little town nearby. I entered the country store, asking inwardly, "Is there any thing else that would be helpful here besides the food I am buying? " "Yes"
Oh good, the game is on...
Glancing about at the antique nick nacks and artsy hand made gifts, the animals were catching my attention, little miniature farm animals and stunning horse photography. They exuded something different. The rack of cards drew me in. Which one? First row - no, second row -no, third row - yes, second in to the left. "Jesse" Wild Mustang Colt....
I bought the card, along with my groceries and drove nearby to walk on a quiet country road There were horses in the field. I sat with them for a bit. The herd.... what is it? With all the shifts lately, there is a new space opening up. I have moved on, with some of my relationships yet others are deepening with meaningful sharing and heartfelt appreciation love flowing. There is a valuing of each of our unique spiritual paths.
I have done some equine therapy and love the wisdom they have to share, of being independent and interdependent. I looked up Wild mustang to stimulate further thought. From Shamanic Journey.com " Power comes from opening up to others with compassion and love. By sharing power we are showing other how to develop their own power and make it flourish. This speeds our journey and makes it joyful"
That is validating of my experience.. It is the energy that is created in the sharing - this may seem obvious for most people but when one is an introvert and highly sensitive psychically, alot of energy can get in the way of sharing.
Sharing fulfills our purpose..
Back to the Title "Yellow Mustang" - I have been noticing them in the parking lot in my apartment complex. Hot yellow. And guess what, my dad had a yellow mustang no it was a fire bird, well close. I sometimes had to drive that thing to school. when I couldn' walk or bike. I was very shy and it was so embarrassing to drive that thing, it even made a low rumbling noise OMG - I think I threw a cloak of invisability around me and it, to get on with surviving high school.
So I am thinking that was the power symbol for a man in his midlife crisis, money power, sexual power, being able to communicate in a way that one was "powerful" I see this though, in that time as power over, control, a taking - that was mastery. Perhaps there is that sort of information that still clothes the word "power." We each need to look for ourselves.
I left some of my energy back there, resisting that yellow car so much. maybe, throwing the baby out with the bath water. Equating that with power...... I can now see that and call back that energy, into present time. And own the wild mustang energy - of sharing power
Do you have any thoughts about power and how that is for you? I 'd love to hear. Love Jill
During this more heightened energy, so much is possible, if we chose to allow and notice what is.
Choosing to have communication be healing, no matter what it may look like.
Willingness and so it is.
"It does not matter how many hours you work if there is creativity, passion and excellence being expressed: work has changed from duty to joyous life" by Almine
I love this quote because it reflects moving into no time no space of spirit, and time as a tool, present time, that accesses all. Inspirited or inspired.
What are you experiencing with this?
This is always a question, as I have a great ability to be influenced. It is funny influenza comes from the word influence.
It can be a way of connecting, yet also being able to discern what works for oneself.
Today, I was inspired to water my geranium. Not just pour water on it which always pours off. I put it in the sink and let the water run and poked holes in the soil to get the roots really saturated. I believe how we pay attention to our environment is a practice and mirror for our inner world.. It does not have to be literal, perhaps poetic and allowing the understanding to support us.
Geranium Flower Essence is about....
Bringing in the Light Geranium helps those who recognise the need to contact their spiritual essence but cannot seem to find the doorway that will give them access to this part of themselves. This situation can create a feeling of being in the dark or a feeling of gloominess. Geranium helps to open the inner doorways so that we can more easily contact our own inner light.
Do you have ways that help you receive information from your higher guidance? I 'd like to hear from you, Love Jill
Beloved Friend! Joy!
I want to share some feelings with you with the intent of lightening the weight of this moment of your journey. It is especially for those of you who are under the pressure of the collective mind, in large urban centers where violence grows alarmingly every day.
As I have shared at other times, we are at the apex of Parivartan, the great planetary transformation, and this is no small thing. I know that words cannot express this phenomenon in its entirety. At the same time, words are a way to create a space of understanding and comfort.
During this cycle of Saturn, we must double-down on our attention and refine our discrimination when it comes to choosing the environments and situations in which we involve ourselves. I like to make analogies of the moments we pass through to scenes in movies. You can compare this cycle of time with the scene from the 6th Harry Potter film when evil enters Hogwarts. This is the beginning of the most important part of the film. The battle between good and evil is fierce and radical decisions and choices have to be made in order for good to overcome evil.
When I think of 2014 and 2015, I say, “Fasten your seatbelts; we are entering a zone of turbulence!” The power of love is growing and the potential for it to awaken in people is very real. But with this, the shadows get desperate and try to overtake your confidence.
Your seatbelt is sadhana. But you can also use an "invisibility cloak" that ensures that evil does not see you—gratitude. If you can be thankful for the miracle of life and for all the good you have received, you become invisible to evil. Gratitude has the power to stop psychological time, and the presence it evokes opens a field of infinite possibilities. As such, besides practicing japa (repetition of mantra), meditation (even it’s just 5 minutes daily, divided into 5 periods of 1 minute, as I have taught), prayer and selfless service, I am calling your attention to the intentional use of gratitude.
I have repeatedly said that gratitude opens the portals of the celestial realms, but I know that few can hear this simple teaching and put it into practice due to their commitment to evil. Complaining and whining activate the victim inside of you and feed a dreadful sense of deficiency that never ends. In this way, self-perpetuating cycles are activated in the negative universe and you descend, plummeting into a free-fall. And just when you think you've reached rock bottom, you continue to fall even further. We know that the opposite is also true. Self-perpetuating cycles can be activated in the positive universe, and you can expand in infinite form. For this, it is necessary to interrupt the downward spiral. And this is possible when, through conscious will, we put creative power in motion in the service of goodness. But this will only be possible when you can truly be grateful for life.
So I suggest that, through gratitude, you take this step towards happiness and spiritual protection in these times of such difficult transition. Thank God for the miracle of being alive and for everything that you can already thank. Just remember that this power cannot be put into action if the appreciation is just for show. This magic is only possible when you allow yourself to truly feel gratitude in your heart. So you attune yourself with light and love. And it is this light that will dissolve the pacts with evil that have caused so much suffering in your life.
I suggest you renounce whining, that you break definitively with any type of allegation or complaint regarding things you do not even understand. I have already said, and I repeat: If you want to have peace in life, it is necessary to renounce the game of blame and judgment.
Remember that Saturn does not mess around. Watch your thoughts, your words and your actions, because this is a troubled time of important decisions.
Whom do you serve? Who is your master? If you want to be a channel of love and wisdom, to enjoy peace and prosperity, you need to stop being a channel of gossip and war. Learn to shut your mouth and avoid speaking of your brothers and sisters, because this negativity directed at the other automatically and immediately returns to you, in an even more intense form.
Be a channel of kindness and blessings. Pray for your brother. Send the vibration for him to be happy. This needs to happen all the time, at least once a day. Because it is useless to pray, “LOKA SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU, OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI” (may all beings be happy and peaceful), if you continue to irresponsibly be a channel of fear and hatred, separating with contention, discord and evil.
The time has arrived to be steady and determined in doing good. The main keys to this period of transition are gratitude and prayer. So we move forward, and little by little we are lifted, until we can spiritualize ourselves enough to see life through the eyes of the spirit instead of the eyes of the material. Because it is these spiritual eyes that allow us to see the game in its most comprehensive form, illuminating the understanding that keeps us from falling into the trap of judgment. This trap of judgment only creates more negative karma and entangles us even deeper in the web of suffering.
It is time to rise. But it is like climbing a ladder: without attention, it's easy to lose your balance and fall. And the fall can be big and painful. But even if this happens, I suggest you do not whine. If you fall, just get up and renew your vows. That which happened just one second ago is already gone. The chance for freedom is here and now, it’s not what happened a second ago. If you fall in the mud, don’t just lie there, trying to understand why you fell or philosophizing about it. Just get up and continue on. Renew. Your only chance to experience freedom is here and now, and gratitude brings you to the present moment.
To help you keep that in mind, and this is only a suggestion, I propose that at least during this period, in addition to your regular practices, we make a global chain with the Gayatri mantra for 24 hours. I suggest we start at 8:00 AM Brasília time/GMT on Sunday, November 24 until 8:00 AM Brasília time/GMT on Monday, November 25. Regardless of where you are, commit to at least an hour, and the more time the better. The repetition of the mantra can be taken internally or out loud and can be done alone or with a group of friends. Do as you wish. The chain will happen naturally, considering that people from around the world will be repeating the mantra for at least one hour. Even if there is some empty space when no one is doing the practice, it will not affect the current. But I suggest that from at least from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Brasília time/GMT, everyone can perform this practice. During that hour we will connect and strengthen the current.
With this, some of the dark clouds of fear and hatred that have been triggered can be dispelled by the growing power of love during this cycle of Parivartan.
If you just received this proposal and it seems confusing, do not worry. Just try to devote an hour (between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, Brasília time/GMT) to repeat the Gayatri mantra. You can do it how and where you want, either repeating it internally or saying it out loud. Just connect with the transcendental power of this mantra, which has the power to raise the energy and turn the shadows into light.
And remember that I'll be with you, today and always.
I will soon offer more suggestions and actions to facilitate your journey through this cycle of time.
With love and blessings,
Once when I was living at another persons home, I was having a conversation with my mentor. on the phone in the kitchen. The people were not there, and I was not expecting them, All of a sudden they burst into the kitchen. I was so startled I could not talk. I went to my room - thinking oh great, I am paying for this and I am gone, not even able to communicate. My words could hardly come out. Of course my mentor was intuitive and was reading my energy, and saying you have this concept that talking is the only way of communication. We are communicating. This was very creative of your spirit to have this happen so you can see how much more you are, and how you have this judgement of what you think it should be. There is nothing wrong here.
I could sense all the energy swirling, still unable to articulate, yet appreciating the new awareness of all that nonverbal expansiveness, that the mental could not begin to name.. After that I reframed my understanding of my
We are all of this, so much more then what we are even aware of. Through sharing we discover this. Our abilities, creativity, power and information as embodied souls. are recognized. Perhaps you have judged yourself also with perceptions that are not touching the truth. The energies now invite growth. Doing what we fear, stepping out of the old, into the new. requires the risk of being seen, as all of who we are, the dark and the light. I am a guide in this process, shining a light to the unseen intrinsic levels, that are no longer alive, not serving your greater purpose. When we shut down any level all the parts of who we are dim also. And when we risk sharing we each lighten up. It is mutual. I hope to hear from you. Love and blessings Jill
Experiencing Your Higher Self
Let's play. Assume for a moment that you have a higher Self, an aspect that is part of a larger you, that you may or may not be consciously aware of, but is closer to Source, has a larger perspective and loves you (your human self) unconditionally. Take a moment to sit comfortably; close your eyes, imagine that your higher Self is present with you in some way, and letting go of your annalytic imagination, invite it to make itself known to you. Give yourself some space and time to notice whatever you notice. Check in with all your channels of perception. You might see something, hear a voice, feel something in your heart or your body, or just sense its presence in your knowing.
Just for now invite the knowingness of your higher Self's presence, receive its love and support, a felt sense of that level of your being. Imagine that it is holding you in some way, as you might hold an infant or a child whom you love. Gently let go of any concepts or thoughts about how this is supposed to be and open to experiencing how it is, to the essence of your connection. Let it into your being as you would receive the sun's warmth on a summer's evening, the beauty of the stars, or the embrace of a loved one. Let it be personal and unique, universal and eternal.
It may come clearly to you, or you can play with possibilities. Feel the wings of your angelic self wrapping around you from behind. Try this in the shower sometime with warm water flowing down your back.
Perhaps your higher self is above you, shining like the sun or the stars down on you, or is like a larger being gazing down on you as you would a child. You might be immersed in it as when you are swimming in the ocean, floating in a sea of love and light. It may bubble up out of the spaces between the atoms of your body, from the void, that place of all possibilities that we emerge out of as physical beings.
We associate Spirit with Above, but it is also Inside, Underneath, and wrapped Around. It has your back and walks in front.
So take some time to play with your higher Self and allow it to come into your awareness, to communicate; explore any and all of the above, create or discover your own ways to experience it. You are meditating in some way, or you might be in nature, dancing, cooking a meal, listening to music. Whatever it is, it is likely to be joyful as that is a quality of your higher Self. Although it is always with you, create special time to play and get to know this aspect of your being and you will begin to feel its qualities infuse your daily life. Joy, amusement, certainty, calm centeredness, powerful well being, inspiration and many more.
When your human self is finding life challenging, your higher Self is always present to support you, but the more you have consciously cultivated your relationship the easier it is to access. All you have to do is ask and open to receive, however it comes to you and whatever you most need; unconditionally and limitless. Have a better day.
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With Venus brightly shining her light upon us, what is she helping to make us aware of? Her key words are "My capacity to attract people and things (ideas are things) that I love and value." What we desire to join with - relationships, social urge, cohesion, cooperation, Also esthetics, charm, good taste, arts, elegance, harmony melody rhythm, grace. Values are reflected in how we spend our time.. She asks us to make choices that are nourishing and beautiful. We can look at our relationships, creativity, health and finances, to see what is needing new life. She is about receptivity, though, so being able to have that which we value, appreciating and gratitude for what is, and then it expands. It is there if we are open to recieving it.
Early this morning I had a an astral ( sort of like a dream but not). A new friend had put a bunch of bags of Christmas presents on my bed. It was all sorts of sweets and a giant chocolate bunny. Things I can not eat in physical life, It felt awesome though. I was wondering how she got into my apartment, and thought momentarily, do I need to give a bunch of gifts back? Then I awoke, and realized it was an astral, and her spirit was giving to me.. And me to receive. What a delight!
An early morning dream, people moving along "J" road, I am going in the opposite direction, I see a friend in the long line, and I go closer to him in passing to say hello. Hello Hello, but he can not see me., but he can hear and is trying to find where the voice is coming from. He is holding onto his son's hand, his glasses in his belt loop. There is a tenderness I feel.. As I contemplated this dream - he can't see me - though I can see him - yet he can hear - here was an aha. spirit is asking me to expand my perception.
Do we stay in relationships where the other person can not see us? Or shut the door if they can't? And then dim our light so they can. Or heal them. Is all this acceptable or not, black and white, Do we judge ourselves?
Is there room to grow and change in our relationship space? Can we let people be as they are? Can we appreciate what is
Do we have permission to love ourselves unconditionally for who we are? And them. Can we have the love we so easily give to others to our self. First?
Do we have fixed ideas, or attachments to how it should be, and forgive ourselves for that and accept what is.
Do we isolate, or put expectations on others to fulfill our needs. Or is it ok to have needs and ask for them
For me, it is the old feelings of loss and abandonment, anger I get to feel. Then something shifts.
Is beening seen on your must have list for close relationships.
Do you look outside for that validation, or show up in your full light.
Maybe that is a quality I can give, while the other person has something else to give - who knows?
Can it all be Aok. and joyfully so.
We each are in a unique journey. With our own timing. Being willing to discover our own truth, through our own experience, paying attention to the clues the universe is providing in a kindly way that only one's own heart can understand is our unique information and wisdom, we are our own experts. Giving permission to access that wisdom, and information as resources.
Rock Water Flower Essence is a wonderful helper for building one's inner castle.
Does this stimulate any ideas in your world? Please share I would love to here from you
Having our inner guidance is where the rubber meets the road. When we have higher desire to live and grow into balance, and healing, we can have help. Can you have this? We are absolutely never alone, and this is the companionshio that is truly for us. I am in continual awe of this process.
I could tell I was a bit off yesterday in a conversation, the phone connection even dropped out a few times. Later I read some info about Saturn ( the growth task master) and was inspireded to check for flower essences - these totally explained my outer effect of an inner inbalance. that was time to address. And nature (flowers here) are who give this so beautifully. helping us I guess I am giving thanks and gratitude. I am including the write up of one of the essences I resonated with (http://whitesagebundles.com/index.php?p=1_11_Yerba-Santa ) that is a water balancer, dealing with emotions and the heart. (it is such a beautiful description, the spiritual stuff is at the bottom) Appropriate for this month of Scorpio and Saturn.
Having flower essences in your tool kit I believe is invaluable.
Do you use them? or want to explore but don't know where to start?
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