Sunday, December 16, 2012

Empaths: Let’s Stop the Suffering!


I am an empath.

I was so excited when I learned that there was such a thing as being an empath,
because I felt alone, and overwhelmed, and out of control, and freakish... 
SO, I was excited to learn that I wasn't alone, and I felt validated in my experience.

But now, decades later, I am uncomfortable identifying as an empath, or as a ‘A Highly-Sensitive Person’ (HSP). 
Why is that?

Empaths are powerful and capable.
Empaths get info about the state of the people and the energy around them, that many miss.
Why would I feel uncomfortable about that?

These things are great!
But here is my issue:  for many of us, there is a suffering that goes along with being an Empath, that is unnecessary.
That is not great.  And I would like to see us all let that go!

Without training, it is easy for us Empaths to feel overwhelmed by sensitivity to so much of life;
dominated by emotions, heaviness, darkness, and suffering! 
I am here to tell you - there is a WAY OUT.

I have enjoyed over a dozen years of freedom from all that crap! 
This is delightful and delicious, and I am so peaceful and blessed to be past that.
I am still an empath, but I am a comfortable, happy and free Empath.

We can still keep the special gifts we are blessed-with
AND find balance with them!
If that sounds good to you - please read on…


From my expereince, the ups and downs of most people's expereince of being an Empath were modeled very well by Counselor Deanna Troi on Star Trek, The Next Generation. 
If you are familiar, she was an Empath who received information that was often useful to herself and others.
BUT: she was sometimes overtaken by other energies/personalities, and she was sometimes overwhelmed by others emotions.

An interesting question, that I didn't consider before my own training:
Isn't it strange that an entire culture/species could have these abilities,
but not have the information/ability to protect themselves and control their Clairsentience.

A Clairsentient is someone who has a heightened ability to perceive the energetic/psychic input about how the body feels - emotions and sensations - our own and others - it is another word for Empath.

This inability for energetic moderation and holding one's own personal boundaries that Deanna experienced, made for a great plot device (but it does not make a great life, for us ;)
Fortunately, it turns out in REAL life, there is a lot of information and practices that assist us to manage our information and energy reception, this just isn't known to our common culture. 

Knowledge and practices have been passed down through the millenia, from many different sources and spiritual traditions, about how to directly manage our energy. 
With practice, these tools can become as easy as turning a volume control up and down.

Practicing these tools, has revolutionized my life!

Your suffering can be OVER! 
Are You ready for that?

Being overwhelmed by energy/psychic information and carrying other people's garbage around, doesn't make us special, it makes us SAD and dis-empowered. 
It turns out that Everyone has psychic senses and abilities - just some of us have them turned way up, some have them turned way down, and some of us have them tuned just about right, most of the time ;)

We can all find our volume controls - and come to balance!
Now that my dials are more comfortably and powerfully set, I am free to be of true service in the world. 
Now that I have chosen to stop suffering and be free: I have more and more energy available to live life, abundantly; and to share Light and Life in the world.

From my expereince, if anyone is interested in being more energetically and emotionally comfortable - it is a choice we can make. 
I teach folks how to do this all the time, and my students consistently enjoy tremendous freedom and joy, after years of their own unique brand of heartache and pain.
IF you are willing to learn, heal and change, you can stop the suffering as an Empath, and live an amazing and abundant life.

Read more in the previous post

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Empaths: Let's Be Free!



Spiritual freedom and joy are a real and actual possibility for each of us,
available whenever and wherever we choose to manifest/co-create them.

Just like our physical senses and abilities,
Life Gave us gifts of spiritual/energy senses to enjoy and find our way,
as well as spiritual/energy abilities to serve spiritual evolution, to serve others, to serve ourselves
These Empower and Equip us to lead Awesome lives... They are NOT meant to make us suffer! 

If your energetic/psychic senses and abilities are causing you distress...
It comes down to this, pretty much:
  • If the radio is too loud, turn it down, and then go on with your life!  
  • If you don't know how to turn the radio down - find out!
  • Now that you have read this, I hope you never again tell yourself:   I just have to live with this radio screaming in my ear, I have no choice, it is just my 'cross to bear'... because it is not!
  • Having a radio is a beautiful gift of music and communication, education and entertainment... being able to turn it up, down, on , off - that is just basic operating instructions!

Many suffer, and it really sucks.
I know this with my life because I lived in depression and chronic physical illness for decades, in large part because I was too energetically/psychically open and I took on way too much energy and emotion from others.

BUT, from the time I started learning inner tools, over a dozen years ago, all this started to turn around. 
I am free in a way I never imagined I could be... and you can be too!

I work with people every day in psychic development,
and ONE of the many things we handle is managing empathic info and energy.
It is easy to learn and practice for most people. 

Everyone I have worked with, who chooses to shift their experience and shift their life, has done so:
  • With training of one evening, many can shift. 
  • Others take a few weeks to a few months, because of the layers of choices and habits in their system that hold their old way of victim and overwhelm in place.  
  • For many of us, there are parts of our system that don't want to be free, joyful, powerful, and in the drivers seat of our lives - this must be addressed and shifted.
  • There is great value in receiving psychic training, rather than suffering through decades of trying to figure out the 'ropes' by oneself, or the blind leading the blind.

Together, let’s stop the tremendous suffering going on about this, when it is so incredibly unnecessary. 
If you are suffering, I encourage you to be UN-stoppable in your quest, until you find the tools you need to shift, and begin savoring your life! 
It is a great service to ourselves, to our loved-ones, to our shared world, and to Spirit, when we allow ourselves to let go of heaviness and darkness, and allow ourselves to be Light and Life in our world.

Empaths: Let's Be Free!
Wendy


.(This post goes along with the one above - you can read here)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ryan: An American Meditater in Paris





(written by guest blogger Ryan)

In Seattle I have the pleasure of being Wendy’s student. Through her teaching and my own dedication I have developed my spiritual practice to a deep and effective level.

Before meeting Wendy I held belief in the goodness of the universe and the concept of non-separateness. But, not until I acquired tools to nurture my soul’s relationship with my body in present time did I understand my spiritual empowerment.

Today I understand I am part of a Divine Whole. I feel this in my head and my heart; I know this.
Yesterday, while meditating at the Jardin du Luxembourg I noticed my third chakra (power chakra) was hesitant to open. I am in a new place, surrounded by people who don’t speak my language, people who I’ve been told will judge me because I am foreign to them. This is scary. I am staying in someone’s home who I barely know. This is unusual. I’m on a grand adventure; leaping into areas of the world as well as expressions of myself which prior to now I did not believe I could conquer.

Matching ascended master Jesus, I asked for his guidance. He said “do not be afraid to express your power, for it is the power of God.”

All my life I’ve run into trouble for “being myself,” so as a separate “me” I naturally fear confrontation with separate “others.” Jesus was telling me: “express unity.”

When I am aligned with my own truth, when I have sought and found what I see to be right for me, it is best to act on those truths. It is best to attempt to communicate with the Parisians in my terrible American accent because I am intending to speak to them from a place of light. It is best to live and act on what I think is right for me in each moment, despite what others’ truth for me may be.



The more I believe in my own light, the more this light is recognized by others- for they too have light. Whether consciously or unconsciously our light attracts and makes the world brighter.
More than speaking languages, this practice generally applies to trusting myself…

It is always easier to trust God than to trust myself;
but what I know now
is that they are the same thing.

(written by guest blogger Ryan)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ryan: Purple is Just Another Crayon in the Box


(written by guest blogger Ryan)

Recently, in personal session with Wendy, I worked on getting spiritual authority in the space where I live.
There was dark energy in the house, of which I noticed two things:
  1. When I encountered this energy (both in my waking life and in my dreams) I was able to own my own space by consciously establishing my aura.
  2. I was uncomfortable or unable to establish energetic authority outside my aura.


“Aura” is the space 1-3 feet around my physical body which I have learned to work in spiritually. It is “my” space. In meditation, I focus light and vibrational work inside this space. It houses my energetic channels and my physical body. The more I meditate the more it becomes a part of me; like my hands and feet.

As I heal and grow I become energetically clean enough and aware enough to notice when things are awry within my space. I also have tools to return my space to my liking.

…as if that wasn’t cool enough….

Both in this past session and in weeks prior I have realized that (surprise) there is more growth to be had! I am now becoming aware of the energy outside my space, how it is sometimes misaligned with my own vibration, and how it is affecting me.

When I was trying to correct the dark energy in my home I got stuck. First I worried it was because the energy was menacing and thwarting my spiritual abilities, but then I realized it was an internal sticking.

Authority on a larger scale; I felt like it wasn’t my place to influence.  When I was prompted to own the space I hardly even wanted to try. I had a sense of not deserving, not right and not allowed. (wow; that’s a lot of nots). The word “authority,” to me, had a bad connotation.

My beautiful teacher did not give me her perception on the hang up, but rather assisted me to find the truth for myself. To do this Wendy suggested I call on Ascended Master Ganesha.

Ganesha runs his energy like a boulder descends a hill; power rolling strong and dense. In my practice I see the color purple as seniority energy, or in other words authority. Ganesha runs purple through his cosmic channels. His vibrations teach me how to gain seniority in my life over people, events, fears and so on.

What was happening with the aversion to authority, I asked him; our conversation went something like this:
Ryan: “Why should I access authority outside my own aura space?”
Ganesha: “Purple is just another crayon in the box.”
Stop making it such a big deal the master told me. Authority is just one of the colors needed to draw a spiritual rainbow; no more or less than the other vibrations.


Vibrations which I already feel comfortable raining down to ground or to heighten the vibration of any given space. I run other colors freely like the blues of faith and certainty, the pinks of amusement and affinity, and the golds of spiritual vitality and cleansing. So too should I run with rampant abundance the purples of authority and seniority. I’m not trying to dictate the space in a Hitler kind of way; I’m trying to assist it spiritually. The intention is good.

Ganesha meant for me to learn that exercising seniority is one component of being a conscious spirit and powerful being. That authority is spiritual.

I believe that my purpose on Earth is to fully embody my present spiritual potential. By choosing to change and grow, I contribute to the benevolent and magnificent expansion of the universe.

Today I learned that yet another physical/societal conception was blocking me from my God-ness.
In my personal evolution as spirit the time has come for me to play my part through the authorial influence of space outside myself. Making this shift is as easy and powerful as I let it be. Ganesha has already shown me the way. Now to sit back and be the change.


Meditate with Purple! Click to try an At Home Exercise: for Authority and Seniority

(written by guest blogger Ryan)

Ryan: At Home Exercise: for Authority and Seniority


(written by guest blogger Ryan)

How can you practice playing with purple crayons?
Exercise to accompany Blog: “Purple is Just Another Crayon in the Box”


  1. One way to explore authority is to run purple energy, with the intention of allowing the vibration of seniority.
  • Start by sitting in meditation and asking the Universe to shower you in clear purple light.
  • Feel the seniority vibration feel you up. If it feels good, you can fill in your whole aura as well as your physical body.
  • Once you are full, any excess purple light can fall through you and be absorbed by the Earth below.
In this process you are already healing both yourself and the space around you.

This “purple waterfall” can go beyond you, as I learned the other day.
2. The second way to run authority is to give it to the larger geographic space around you.
  • Continue meditating in your chair. The way you ran light from the Universe to the Earth, in part one, can extend past your aura. Magnify the waterfall by putting the whole room in a purple waterfall.
  • Now the whole street block.
  • And your town.
  • Your State.
  • Country.
Notice how it feels to exercise your spiritual power on such massive spatial scales.

(written by guest blogger Ryan)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ryan: Light: Science Supporting Spirit


 (written by guest blogger Ryan)

While browsing the used book store I was inevitably drawn to the “Spirituality” section. Hidden in the sub-section on “2012″ I found a book called Return of the Children of the Light by Judith Bluestone Polich.

Light has come to the forefront of my consciousness through meditation work at SoulTech. I run different colors of light to assist my body and spirit through whatever it is I’m wanting to understand or change. I have seen this light consciousness make material changes in my life; physically, relationally, and emotionally. More than anything this use of light has helped me evolve spiritually.

Presently I understand myself to be part of All that Is; no more or less than anything else in existence. In the book Polich discusses this concept through an investigation of ancient Mayan and Incan beliefs. Further she links ancient spiritual understandings with findings in modern science.

One concept is that human beings (as well as everything else) are light. Literally that we are light; like the light we study in astronomy classes, which spans the breadth of space and time. Polich explains quantum physics; bringing scientific perspective to this spiritually implicit idea. 


Light has frequency. Particles and their actions make up this frequency. Polich says “In experiment after experiment, it has been shown that when the observed function, the wave, interacts with the observing system, the person making the measurement, it changes into a new state.” Basically the intent and participation of the observer changes the frequency of the light.

Polich says, “The implications of these findings are far reaching and significant for the world of everyday activity and human interaction. They imply that by our conscious intent we bring into manifestation what we want to perceive-that we can and do shape our reality.”

Through meditation I have been shaping my life into an entirely different one. Polich describes the experience of awakening. She says “everything may be externally the same, but you are perceiving this world with a new and very clear vision, without limitation or any feelings of futility.” More or less my life is the same externally, but my sense of alrightness with myself, and everything else has made my life a new one.

New lives of light consciousness are possible for anyone, and are, I’ve found, much closer than we are conditioned to think. You are already glowing. You are already knowing. You are here.

(written by guest blogger Ryan)

Friday, August 3, 2012

This is It



A beautiful poem by Ascended Master Lau Tzu 
describes why we practice meditation and what it does for our wellbeing.

“Always We Hope”
Always we hope
someone else has the answer.
some other place will be better,
some other time it will all turn out.
This is it.
no one else has the answer.
no other place will be better,
and it has already turned out.
At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.
There is no need
to run outside
for better seeing.
Nor to peer from a window.
Rather abide at the center of your being;
for the more you leave it, the less you learn.
Search your heart
and see
the way to do
is to be.
–Lao Tzu
(translated by Witter Bynner: The Way of Life, According to Lao Tzu)

How to Receive a Spiritual Reading


Recently I was asked
“What would you tell someone who is considering getting a Spiritual Reading?”
here’s my answer:


 

1)  When getting a reading, remembering your Free Will is key.

Humans are tremendously capable and creative beings. We each have our own creative power, and the freedom to will that power into existence. There is a rumor going around that our Free Will is a gift from Spirit.

Therefore when receiving a reading I suggest:
  • Avoid advice: Information is useful, but you are an adult and don’t need to be told what to do. A healing is empowering when the healer’s words resonate with a truth you already know inside, even if that knowing is very deep.
  • Avoid predictions of your future: The only moment you can ever own is NOW.  The only space in which you can harness your immense creative power is HERE. You choose your route, and you can shift your direction anytime by choosing Here & Now to make a change; by choosing to heal.
Questions about the future:

I don’t mean to discourage you in your quest for your truth and your direction… just the opposite.

You can ask to look at any situation or choice that is before you, and examine the energy of that situation in the present moment. By doing this you will see which direction you are currently headed. If it doesn’t look how you’d like, then you can start to heal that path.

This supports you to make your own decisions. By opting to heal yourself and walk your own unique path, you honor the gift of your own spiritual freedom.







 

2) Getting a reading can be a wonderful gift of an outside perspective, a spiritual perspective.

It can be hard to see everything clearly from within ourselves. I can be very useful to receive information from an outside source, someone who is much more neutral, someone with a spiritual perspective...

In our society that is materially-focused we are trained (consciously and unconsciously) to doubt or ignore our own spiritual information. When receiving a reading from a spiritually-dedicated individual, you are spiritually validated.  A conversation is started with the spiritual life energy that enchants your physical form. 
 
This is the gift of a reading – you are receiving a perspective on yourself as spirit and your creations (your life, body, relationships, etc) that is outside your own usual consciousness. It can be like looking in a sacred mirror, receiving a reflection of yourself from a different angle.
This is potentially an incredible blessing!

The atmosphere of a HELPFUL READING: Optimally, your reader will give you a spiritual perspective:
  • Neutral
  • Amused
  • Validating
  • Spiritually-focused
Atmosphere of a potentially HURTFUL READING:
  • Emotional
  • Judgmental
  • Invalidating
  • Blaming
  • Fear-based
If you perceive your reading to be in this unhelpful realm, I would suggest wiping your feet and walking away.  



3)  Getting a reading is like a Spaghetti fight  – what sticks to you, is yours.

In a reading, I encourage you to take what resonates with your deeper truth and leave the rest. You want to stay open minded during a reading, because opening spiritually is usually a new experience and parts of you may meet resistance or fear of this new (but truly beautiful, plentiful and safe) world.

If the reader says something that doesn’t align with your information at all, if you’re thinking “I don’t think so” then let it go.

Please don’t take the reader’s information over your own.
Meanwhile, as a rule: take what is said and let it bake, ruminate on it:
  • Even things that don’t initially seem true for you may produce something fruitful upon reflection.
  • If something is bugging you, I recommend letting it sit on ‘the shelf’ for a few days; then meditate on it, ask God what the gift is for you in this information.
I encourage you to let this perspective from outside yourself, hopefully a spiritual perspective, inform your life and your living.




4) But, most importantly, I urge you to continue to develop your own spiritual ‘ears’, ‘eyes’, ‘knowing’ etc.; so you can continue to deepen as the authority in your own life, the driver of your own car (life).


Blessings on your Unique Journey, Wendy

Friday, July 27, 2012

Unfolding Perfection




 
I used to be dominated by the pressure to be perfect...
to be very different, better! than I am and better! than I ever could realistically be.

In various layers of my being, consciously and not-consciously,
I used to think that I had to be perfect to be loved, to be acceptable, to deserve good things.

I have been allowing shift on this for many years now, layer after layer, thought after habit, emotional default after energetic attachment… shifting and allowing light and lightness.
It is a blessing to allow healing and change at the deep layers.



It gave me a lever to help me free myself, when my spiritual teacher told me that there is NO perfection in this world.  On the Physical, perfection is an unobtainable ideal (perfect picture), so it would serve me to let go for this Imaginary Delusion of Perfection.




At the same time, it helped me to see and expereince over and over, from a Spiritual perspective, that Everything and Everyone really is perfect: right now.  Always have been, always will be  Perfect.  Everything is ALL Right!  That is the spiritual reality which I expereince, when I tune into my mystical senses.  As Julian of Norwich said:
‘All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.’ 
 
It also helps me to notice what I think perfect is...

Is it a rigid picture of how someone or something should be, an IDEAL?
This doesn’t work for me, I never live up to my own or other’s idealized pictures of who I should be, what I should look like, and what I should do.
And nothing in this world lives up to my idealized pictures either.
This is a painful way to live, and it doesn’t work for me.

Fortunately my spiritual practice has very useful distinctions and practices around these ‘perfect pictures’ that so often drive us – so I am grateful to be in the process of letting go of them, and the mechanisms behind them, deep in my psyche.



Another way to look at perfect, which I find enlivening:

The Greek word that is often translated as perfect, can also mean:  Complete, Mature.
See full definition here.

I find this a useful way to look at ‘perfection’ – like an acorn that has now become a mighty oak (As my favorite Christian Minister, Dr Bruce Morgan, used to say ; )

Of course, I STILL won’t get to full maturity in this reality, until my life completes and I am ready to transition. But, I really like this definition of perfection: to be allowing myself be in active process of wholeness and coming to completion as MYSELF in my Unique Being and Doing in this world!




And to be clear! I do not mean coming to maturity through Striving, through Effort, though Trying to be bigger, faster, smarter, BETTER!
  • I mean like a child in the sandbox, playing: and while I play: learning and growing and maturing.
  • I mean like the beautiful tree BEING itself every day in every way: enjoying the land it is on, soaking up the rain, delighting in the sunlight, swaying in the breeze… then millimeter by millimeter = after years, or decades, or centuries of being – it comes to its fullness.
  • I mean a maturity that comes with being myself, creating and playing in the physical reality, trusting Spirit.

I am excited about that kind of perfection!
How about you?

in Life!
Wendy

PS
I believe our path in this world 
is to bring the Perfection we already spiritually Are - our true selves: Light, Love, Truth...
fully and uniquely manifested into this reality - this world, this body, this life

Want to read more? Here are some posts on: Teleios? Coming to our Perfection

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Love thy neighbor as thyself

Love thy neighbor as thyself
- Jesus

Most people hear this as a Should to love others. 
It is often practiced exactly the opposite of what Jesus said - trying to ‘love’ others Before ourselves.

It is not just what is says:
Love others as I love myself
…. so I better darn-well love myself ; )

Question:
Is it possible to Love others, without loving ourselves?
Is it possible to Love ourselves, without loving others?

Hmmm...
Here is my belief / experience:

Spiritually, regarding loving self or others
(or sharing any spiritual fruit / vibration / blessing: joy, peace, forgiveness, gratefulness, whatever)
to me it is ONE experience.

Either I am IN the vibration/blessing of love, or I am not.
Either They are IN the vibration/blessing of love, or they are not.

If I am interfacing with them,
I cannot be in vibration of Love for them but not for me. And,
I cannot be in vibration of Love for me, but not for them.

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Many of us have blocks to these spiritual blessings.
When we are blocked from spiritual blessing, we can do physical things to try to  compensate:
we try, strive, ‘fake it til we make it’

But, I believe,
if we are not spiritually IN the vibration of Love,
we cannot love ourselves or others.

If we are not spiritually IN the vibration of Love,
we can only try to do loving things, we can act nice, we can try to serve people… or ourselves.

Gosh, doing it this way is not only unReal:
it is Hard work;
with little fruit, BTW

When we allow the Blocks to Light, the blocks to Love to move, to melt.
When we allow the Blessings to Flow - spiritual experience (like joy, peace, forgiveness) in this case, Love
 Our internal experience of blessing can shift dramatically.

And amazingly,
sharing the clear, bright vibration of Love with others,
can shift as well.

IMO, this is why it is primarily important to clear, and allow the healing, transforming spiritual gift of Love for ourselves.
Love thy neighbor as thyself then takes on a whole new meaning and power.


Read more: posts about Love

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