In the Face of Prejudice
So much talk these days... about who is RIGHT, who is WRONG, the decisions and choices and rights of humanity and commerce and nature that should prevail.
I am facing my own dogmatic weight, as I observe and judge and vote my conscience.
I am a woman.
One of the most important values I carry as an effect of being granted a pair of ovaries, is the desire to protect, support, and encourage women in the pursuit of finding their place in this world, their personal sense of power and ownership of all human rights, implied and enforceable.
In my mind, there are obvious choices: political, economic, spiritual, social, etc.
It is SO obvious!
In these OBVIOUS choices, lies my own sexism. My own racism. My own judgemental, narrow-minded, intolerant limitations of the opinions, needs, and preferences of another. As I accuse those with whom I disagree of being restrictive, limiting, or repressive, I look at myself and realize that the change, the acceptance, the freedom to be ones' own person begins with me not pushing OBVIOUS choices on others. What is OBVIOUS in my eyes, what I see, can only be seen through my eyes. And, like everyone, I have my own filter, my own bias, my own prejudice. My own sense of self-righteous perspective serves to separate rather than unite me with others.
While I may see it as my defending or protecting the rights of others, the judgement shows up. Harshly. Intensely.
When I expect a woman to make an obvious choice because she is a woman, I am being sexist.
When I expect a race to vote for a particular candidate because of rights I think they should defend, I am being racist.
When I judge a group of people in any way, based on what I think is OBVIOUS, I am acting in a prejudiced way and grouping people rather than standing behind the freedom that I say I wish for them.
I have the influence of a particular upbringing, individual experiences, and desires for people to play a certain role in their lives. While I can find much agreement with this perspective in the world, there is also contrasting belief.
Others do not see the world as I do. Their priorities may be to their families, their religion, their business, their art, their drug, their fears, their money, their comfort (or discomfort), any number of conditions or stimulants that influence choices. Their prevailing desires will direct their decisions. It may not have anything to do with their sex or race or orientation. Because it does not speak as loudly as their strongest desires. As it should be.
When it comes down to it, my intention is to support, above all, ones freedom to choose, to speak their mind, to dedicate their efforts and energies to a cause that inspires them forward and uplifts their experience. My hope is that this comes with no harm to another... and then, my judgement really wants back in on that discussion. So I will step back....
Most of us want to take care of our families, live in a cohesive community, contribute work of value, and, once in a while, embody a weightless breath, that smells like freedom, and encourages us to stay in the game. How it looks is more varied than the pantone spectrum. And, as one who values the influence of colors and vibrational tone, I acknowledge that no one swatch holds more value or importance than another.
So, I bring the judgement back on myself, diving intensely into my own passions and desires for the world. A hard, deep stare into my own eyes, my own soul, my own role in this amazing, crazy, fucking-mad, beautiful world. And, I accept the responsibility to take the actions that I look to others to take.
To be align with the warriors who are on the front lines fighting for the change that I want to see.
To step up and vote for my own rights and priorities.
To know where my money goes and where the products I buy come from.
To take time with people who nourish my soul.
To bring guidance to those who want to know themselves better and to become their own embodiment of transformation and oneness.
Even if they will choose and vote and spend and align in a different way than I.
I am opinionated, judgemental, passionate about it all.
And, I am OK with that.
As long as I come back to my own choices, my personal responsibility in the roles I take on, and my acceptance that others won't always agree, I will be a contributing being in this world and a future I envision.
I will feel less like I need to change anyone outside myself.
And, then I can love the process. And the world. And you.
Because that is all I really want anyway.
May you align with the world in your own personal way and of your own flavor and tone.
And I will love you all the way.
In light ~ Cheryl
A New place of Enchantment
It is by no accident that I am making the next big move in my life as Jupiter enters Libra. I like the idea of stacking the deck in my favor and accepting support from the cosmic forces in order to bring a little ease to a potentially chaotic change.
As anyone aspiring to an intimate relationship with astrology knows, understanding the influences of the planets and surrendering to their processes are not always easy or comfortable. We have our ideas about how the process is supposed to go... expecting it to be easy because we did the research and are moving with energetic flows. Change, extracting the self from years of habits, and opening to the unknown is rarely easy. Yet the anticipation of expanded self-awareness and new experiences seduces the passionate heart forward.
The past year has been one of the most heart breaking and soul open times of my life. A point where I couldn't dismiss or argue with who I am. On too many levels. When I haven't been moping, eating, sleeping, and generally resisting the metamorphosis, I have engaged in a game of 'what if?' What if I could to anything? What if I could live anywhere? What if what I think I want never happens? And, isn't good for me anyway? What if this is as good as it gets? What would I do with it and where and with whom? The questions when on and on... I'd write, collage, imagine, cry. A lot. The peeling away of an outdated sense of self is not fun. Even now that I've chosen the next place, it is far from comfortable or settling. What I've figured out is that maybe this is supposed to happen at various phases in life. Through it all, my amazing tribe has been gracious and loving and so generous during the crying and whining and tantrums and spastic fits of excitement and confusion.
I am so blessed and so grateful.
There are a lot of unanswered questions about what is next, maybe there always will be. I gather information when I can, and will trust spirit to help me interpret it and guide the rest of the way.
I will keep you posted ~ You keep me posted.
One thing I DO know is that I LOVE my work and have enjoyed the breaks from my self absorbed frenzy to be of service with clients. All readings are now by phone (or skype or facetime). Many of you already know how that works. For those who haven't experienced it, give it a try!
For all who are within reach of this post, I am discounting readings to $95/hour ($55/half hour) until further notice.
If you're one of my regular phone clients, I'd love for you to give feedback on my Facebook page (Enchanted Eye), or you can email it to me and I will share for you (with your permission).
I love this work and will continue to be of service in any way possible. Let's take advantage of every cosmic favor that shows itself along the way.
Thank you for being here... for traveling this crazy path together.
In Light ~
I can't find the scissors!
Spirit and I have this fun communication process.
I lose things.
And, while I am looking, I say "I can't find the scissors," (or whatever object I am seeking) and I immediately downloaded an image that shows me where the scissors are. I see the drawer or table or box where I left them. I go there. I follow the trail, and voila, there they are!
Then there are days, when I am hell-bent on finding the FREAKING scissors. NOW!
If I don't find them RIGHT NOW, that's it! It's over! It will mean that I am THE WORST mother ever. I will NEVER get there. My life, and all my creature comforts, will spontaneously EXPLODE and I'll be left destitute. And toothless. My plans are RUINED. And my chances of EVER being happy again are OVER.
Yea, on these days, Spirit isn't so receptive to me.
Or is it?
The way I experience it in my more sane moments, Spirit is always with me, willing to assist and guide as much or as little as I choose to ask and listen. The thing is, there is no way Spirit can be of service when I am stiff with KNOWING how this is going to turn out, rigid with fear and doubt, or projecting all of my insecurities onto the outcome of this dilemma. Have you ever tried to force a twenty dollar bill into a tightly closed fist? Yea, that is not happening!
Spirit is graceful, patient, supportive, and open to our discovering the connection in a personal way. On a personal timeline. With ease, trust, and from a place of confident listening, Spirit makes itself known in order to serve. Only to serve.
So many things in life are like the scissors:
I'd like to attract (fill in the blank) into my life. And then I speak of it as if it will NEVER come to my life.
I'd love to work as a (fill in the blank). And then I don't apply for the position that fits the description.
I dream of living in a house that (fill in the blank). And then I just never search the listings.
When I am open for assistance, for guidance, even for a miracle, I must approach with a balance of reason (understanding what it is I seek) and faith (allowing for input and support beyond what is visible or practical). I have to show up, to participate in the direction of my interest, and also be willing to be guided by the forces that arrive to join me. Often, the willingness shows up in the form of space, breathing, gratitude, or trust. A gap of energy that allows an answer or direction to drop in.
So, the next time you can't find the scissors, ask. And then be still and allow the location to make itself known.
We are all in this together and we have some powerful helpers on our side.
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In Light ~
My New Magic Wand
~ The Selenite Connection
I've always been a rock hound and collector of magical, earthly things... picking up pieces of nature and carrying them home to swirl their energies into my own.
My surfaces are covered with the gifts of Pachamama, each with a story or place or intention or memory attached.
As I continue to sift through my possessions, gifting, donating, passing them along to new homes. The hardest things to let go if are these treasures. I keep the smaller ones, put them into sacred boxes or containers, or make them part of my art... I imagine that I will continue to attract new pieces of this planet, of the universe, to guide and travel with me on this journey.
Several months ago, an intense and powerful stone crossed my path, bringing light and magic and vast psychic spaces within its vibration. Working with Selenite is like opening the cosmic window and letting in fresh air to clear out the funk and residue and weight and drama and darkness of the past. This gem is engaging, light weight (quite fragile, as rocks go), and luminous. It is known for opening energies of creativity and personal presence. Selenite is the perfect accessory for the intuitive work that I do. Being the "angel stone," it can support access to spirit guides, departed loved ones, and angelic beings.
Playing in the energies of this stone and infusing desired changes of clients, the spirits presented us with Intention Wands as a tool to clear space for new opportunities and manifest deep intentions as new reality. Personalized for desired outcomes and forward movement on this physical plane, the wands have inspired fun, heart opening shifts, and beautiful self discoveries. (As well as a couple of sacred love connections, a pay raise, a new home, and international travel, etc., etc..)
I passed these little treasures on to friends at a recent gathering and have received reports of magic and transformation.
So now, they will be a part of my intuitive offering.
I have a batch of wands already created and infused the general intentions towards love or career, money or adventure. And can also create one with a personalized intention or sacred message.
Send me a message HERE or ask about one at our next session.
A Space for Expansion
This morning, my Facebook feed announced three familiar deaths in the last twenty four hours. Not celebrities or politicians, but people we know, those we work, play, and live with. Fathers, coworkers, partners, sisters, lovers, friends. Humans are dying at what seems like a sudden, surprising, alarming rate.
As we grow up we meet more people.
The internet connects us with information, personalities, and stories beyond our neighborhoods.
Open talk and discussion of death is more prevalent than before in our lives.
There are more bodies on the planet than ever before.
All which lead to what seems like an obvious explanation as to why more people are dying.
Yet, there is more to it.
Humanity, mother nature, and the spirit world are in collaboration for great transition of our species, altering the known reality of life on earth. Our loved ones are "opting out" more frequently. Random accidents, fatal diseases, drug addiction and overdose, gun massacre, and exotic infections join old-age as a catalyst for returning to spirit form and relinquishing the skin and bones reality of life.
Every day now, either I know, or someone I know knows, a person who has died.
One degree of separation from death.
It's a little too close for comfort and can make us mad if we dwell on it for too long.
We are being scrambled into a cosmic soup that is the rebirth of our species, leaning on the threshold of a new revolution that will either reinvigorate us or facilitate human extinction. We are confused. Stubbornly we grip our beliefs and treasures and identities. Interpreting every new departure as a personal assault on our happiness, a thief of well being.
I promise you, this is NOT PERSONAL!
Their death is NOT ABOUT YOU.
Yes, be touched by their existence, let the love and the gratitude and the sadness and missing flow through. It hurts to be without their touch and yet they went the way of their own spirited inspiration. Let their choice for divine connection fuel passions and focus and the ability to help others. Because that is what our lover's death gives to humanity. They leave to make space for our expansion.
We are experiencing more deaths, transitions, and movement between the realms because Pachamama has to loose some weight. That means dropping bodies. So those complete with this experience, those at the end of their ropes, those so completely and terminally fulfilled with this human experience are raising their existential hands and saying "pick me!"
And, to each of them, I say Thank you!
Thank you for being a force of love and a presence that we will miss in our daily lives. And thank you for elevating your experience to the non-physical realm. And THANK YOU for still talking to us and watching over us and being a force for change from a place of weightlessness, void of human ego and earthly consequence.
Our dearly departed ask that we put Gratitude into the Grief.
They say "Miss me. And DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Expand into the space I left and love on for both of us.
And yes, be ready for more of us to leave you.
And continue to return to the gratitude and share it and become as HUGE as possible in your survivor-ship.
And always remember, I love you too!"
The Prickly Travels of the Empath
I recently watched a cute video* about a balloon dog who was traversing the dangerous terrain of a prickly cactus filled trail. Oh, how this gave visual effect to the feeling of walking through the world as an empath. To this empath anyway. As we all awaken to live and experience our purpose in life, we become sensitized to what it takes to embody that role in the world. We are required to get more in tune with the tools and resources that will make us good at our "work."
While the work of a mystic and empath is about amping up our sensitivities, I don't expect that the intensity to be experienced is any different for an CFO who is facing increasing demands for creativity with directing corporate dollars, or a musician who composes a brilliant and complex piece of music that is difficult to teach to the orchestra around him, or the medical researcher who detects a threatening strain of a virus and endeavors to find a cure. Regardless of your chosen field of work, the cosmic energies are setting up for you to get better, more focused, and significantly involved in the calling that is uniquely yours.
What I know best is this empathic journey and how "in my face" it all is right now. Empathy is the emotion that allows us to feel the experiences of others, to "put ourselves in their shoes," prompting the desire to assist or support them. An empath takes this experience a little deeper in that there is an automatic emotional connection with the surrounding world, and an almost undetectable boundary between the the self and others. Which can make a quick trip to Costco a harrowing experience.
Over the years of refining my craft as a mystic, my empathic sense has become a wonderful and generous asset. To be able to feel into a client's experience, to understand beyond the surface into the deep emotional trenches, and to explain some of the "wiring" that is in the works, all make me good at what I do. I am able to feel the physical and emotional pain that sits in another person's body, the emotional entanglements that hold it into place, any DNA or hereditary conditions that support its existence, and the processes that can cut it loose if one is ready to let it go. I get downloads (the equivalent of full feature movies that play out in a matter of seconds) that illuminate the soul's journey and the hows and whys of what is happening in the present experience beyond obvious explanations. This work is the most fulfilling and energizing thing that I do in my life and it is the most amazing, heart opening process I've ever experienced.
This sensitivity can also make relationships and interaction with the world an emotional minefield. With the Universal energies opening more deeply and creating vibrations that align our human experiences with divine purpose, this empathic life feels more challenging. As empaths, we are inclined to not just feel the world's pain, we ingest it. On the functional side of this "gift" we are the helpers, the servants, the promoters and providers and philanthropists. Supporting others within an acute sense of self care preserves and sustains the energy to serve. On the dysfunctional side, we are the enablers, the drug pushers and doormats and dramatists that feed a system of dependence. Rooted only in the world of others, we make ourselves sick from the imbalance of servitude and self sacrifice.
While we may have found our healthy balance between the world's needs and our own up to this point, a recent vibrational increase may have thrown us off kilter once again. This can show up in various ways: finding it increasingly difficult to be in crowds or around certain groups of people, a desire to cocoon or nest at home more than usual, emotional outbursts - expressing intense feelings without being specifically prompted by an event or interaction, wanting to numb with sleep or substances, inability to sleep in the presence of obsessive worry or thought, or just generally feeling a mix of emotions that are intensely out of alignment with the current situation. My intuitive and "sensitive" clients and colleagues are expressing concern about these sensitivities and asking what to do with them. They can seem overwhelming and even unmanageable yet we can handle them.
1 - Reboot: it's OK to reschedule, scale back on commitments, or to take a nap. What you've been able to keep up with in the past may not hold true during this time of transition. You may return to that schedule once you catch up with this energy. And, then again, you may not want to. Just allow for time outs right now.
2 - Ground: remember those grounding processes. Whether it is meditation or running or painting, get back to what grounds you. In the moment grounding is always with the breath. Pay attention to five consecutive breaths and you're back and whole and in the present.
3 - Review and release: let go of what is not working. Or at least release the idea or thoughts about what may not working. Give up expectations, demands, goals that don't empower you, habits, and the stuff. Get rid of more of the stuff that fills your shelves, sucks your time, or creates worry or fear.
4 - Discern: choose interactions, activities, hobbies, connections, clients, mentors, WORDS very selectively. Remember, empaths don't just feel the world around them, they ingest it. Be highly selective with the energies you place around you, especially the people you serve and those who support you.
5 - Remember: you are sensitive. There is little that you can do to avoid it. So honor it. This connection to the heart of the world is a beautiful gift. You experience life more deeply than so many. Let it empower and energize you. Trying to numb it away would be like cutting off your arm. As much as the feelings may at time feel like a burden or intrusion, living without the connection is not fully being alive. Build a life around this gift.
6 - Tribe: gather with like minds. Connect with at least one or two others who are aware of your sensitivities and who are willing to both support you in it and to honor your gift. We are a brilliant tribe of energetic conduits and can provide a safe foundation for each other. Trust it.
An empath can't forget it or ignore or disappear the sensitivity, so find a way to live with it that works for you. Use your gifts in a sustainable, empowering way. Truly amazing reward can come from feeling the pulse of humanity. Embrace it. Sustain it. Balance with it.
I bow to you. ~
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Claim your Self
On the eve of this full moon, become aware of your inner drive, that part of yourself wanting to expand, express, create, and emerge.
You may be feeling distance from what was once comfortable and safe, or maybe an "out there" kind of a dream now seems like it can happen. That house or job or relationship just doesn't seem to fit anymore and out of the blue comes a new offer or departure of the familiar.
Change is close to the surface and if you pay attention to both the inner inspiration and the outer shifts, you will see exactly what the next move is and where it is taking you.
And, when you slow down and really tune in, you will realize that this is exactly what you've asked for.
Yes, we all dream of more, of building and creating and expanding and connecting. Yet sometimes, we are just too focused on running the day-to-day chaos busy-ness to see the world bending to our wishes.
The Pink Full Moon of April is about honoring your creativity, the things that inspire you, and your emotional intelligence and wisdom. This energy is not about being "book smart, calculated strategies, or quantifying your net worth. It is about tapping into the spiritual, sensual, and intuitive wisdom that has lived in your soul for eternity.
Take time in the next few days to be with your wise old self.
Go for a walk.
Scribe a message from your ancient self to your present being.
Create with your favorite medium, whether you finish it or not.
Soak in the hot springs.
Crank your favorite tunes and dance naked.
Roll in the grass.
Laugh as hard and for as long as you can. Often.
Just allow yourself to let go and be joyful and carefree and open to hearing the voice of your soul.
And, after you've let it sink in to where you can feel its presence, take one action that that you will take when you are in the place of your desire. Not a step in the plan of the blueprint of a design that might, if everything goes right and gets lucky, turns out that you maybe could do...
ONE ACTION that you will take IN THE PRESENT as if you are at your desired outcome.
And the follow the feeling of that success and go where it leads you next.
Everything is happening in this moment.
You just need to slow down a little, pay attention, shed some of the distraction, pay attention some more, listen, peel away another layer. And then pay attention.
Areas of focus when the full moon is in Libra: legal matters, artistic talent and business partnerships
May you be still enough to get a glimpse of the wisdom and brilliance of your soul.
"That's a Load of CRAP!" she said
Recently, I did a space clearing for a client. Life had been posing a variety of challenges around relationships. We cleared the old information and social memory from her home and infused a higher vibration energy of fun, happiness, creativity, love and forgiveness. I'm a pretty simple, nuts-and-bolts kind of girl in these rituals. I burn an essence appropriate for removing the challenge at hand (here, lavender, sage and peppermint) and then infuse with a grounding element for the situation being called forth (quartz, selinite and a little more lavender), while moving through the house aligning the energy with the intention set forth by the client. The process went smoothly, the energy let loose easily and the intention was infused into the home. Within an hour, we could feel the calm that was breathing into the space.
Shortly after we concluded the process and completed our work, someone close to my client made a comment the likes of "that's a load of crap, that energy clearing stuff." And went on about how they didn't believe the process would do anything.
This opinion and similar views shows up every now and then and I have learned to respect what others think, even if I don't agree.
What I have also learned is that what you believe works for you. If you believe certain ritual or process is not going to work for you, it won't. If you're "trying" modalities because others like it but underneath, you're not aligned, they won't work for you. Or they will have a subtle impact but you're likely not to notice because you're not aligned.
My number one suggestion, for any process offered in this physical and metaphysical cornucopia of remedies and modalities: Choose what makes sense to you!
Even if you don't fully understand a given process or solution, choose what feels possible for you. If you feel in sync with angels and spirits, commune with them for resolution. If you resonate with plants and herbs, then utilized them for healing. If you like incense and chanting, go with it.
Energy moves most openly and freely when you are in harmony with the tools around you. And, maybe you don't need to tell everyone around you what you're up to. Sharing with others the details of your personal routines can leak energy, especially if you are seeking approval or agreement with the process.
Choosing a load of light instead of crap begins with your personal sensibilities. Turn over your requests in private and allow the powers that be to bring healing, light, and resolution.
If you're interested in a space evaluation and clearing - including my own version of ghostbusting, give me a ring. Living in sacred light begins with peaceful and harmonious surroundings.
In Light and Gratitude,
Navigating Safe Passage
Some say there is a veil between the living and those who have left the physical world. Others see that those who have left the body still walk among us. Either way, interaction with the spirit world is meant to be a personal choice and spirits should not intrude on your sense of peace and well being.
Most people who talk of experience with spirits or ghosts relate them with a recent death of a loved one. Hearing a voice, smelling familiar perfume, sightings in dreams, or passing mirrored reflections are commonly reported incidents. It seems that after a loss, people are more willing or receptive to sensing those they love. Missing someones presence can open lines of communication that lie indistinguishable in the day-to-day routine.
I am not one to convince others about the "truth" of spirit communication. It either makes sense as a possibility or it doesn't. For those of us who have experiences that make it real, or for those who think they've had an encounter, this is one of my favorite subjects to discuss.
In my reality, spirits are always around us. Much of the time they remain undetected to the untrained or unwilling eye. For those interested, it takes little discipline to make contact. The spirits walking beside us are eager to connect, to assist and to communicate. That said, they can be overzealous in their approach and don't always interact with appropriate timing or method.
Recently, I worked with a family who was experiencing odd and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with active and excitable entities in their home. They'd felt an amicable presence most of the years they'd lived in this home but the tone and energy of the presence had begun to change.
On my visit to the house, I met one soul who'd had a longstanding attachment to the land on which the house was built. This was the older, familiar and comfortable spirit. The new one, a wandering and lost sort of fellow, was passing through, seeking the family of his youth who had long since left the neighborhood. His energy felt anxious and distressed and was the new, intrusive presence the family was feeling. Because the first spirit was a "helper" kind of a guy, he offered to accompany the second one on his journey and they both left the house quickly and willingly.
After a couple of weeks, I received an image of the house and a new presence of spirits passing through during a meditation. When I asked my guides about this, they showed me a portal in the home. As if on cue the next day, the woman called and described these new visitors. We talked about the portal and scheduled a time for me to return and close it.
A portal is an opening or a doorway through which spirits easily pass from their world to ours. Encounters with these spirits are as wide and varied as they would be in a busy train station, personalities ranging from friendly to frantic, from passive to agitated. These are spirits are passing through and rarely have a direct relationship or connection to those who live nearby. Because of the open passageway, there is no regulating the types of entities who pass through so the best approach in a home is to close the portal. This is a a fairly simple process in most situations.
After I worked with the homeowners to close the portal and walked through to clear residual energy in the rooms of the home, we discussed the future prospect of connecting with the spirit world, specifically family members, guardian angels, and guides. Closing a portal will not shut down the prospect of continued guidance from the other side. It merely closes the flow of "stranger" entities who are just passing through and who can stir up a lot of unnecessary energy.
Connecting with our spirit guides is always possible. The best way to make it comfortable and feeling safe is to clearly request how the information is passed and under what conditions. Those of you who have worked with me and who have heard me speak of this know that I'm big on posting "office hours" with the spirits. Choose a time, place, situation and let them know you're available then to communicate. Choose symbols or signals for different ancestors in order to identify them when they show up. And then allow yourself to open to anything that flows through. Be cautious about labeling the information as ridiculous or impossible. Remember, this is insight from those without the "reality" of the human form and just about anything can be real for them. Follow up with a sign of gratitude, a simple thank you normally will suffice but develop your own code and symbolism to enhance the experience.
Deceased loved ones and spirit guides are enthusiastic about serving human beings and are willing to work with you in any way you like. They are also cooperative when you choose to not have the interaction. (A "closed" sign on your psychic door works quite well.)
Here's to the perfect guidance on your path, whether intellectual or intuitive.
As a mystic and intuitive, I find myself in a circle with others who aspire to integrating the unseen world into everyday life.
Most of the time, they share insight and ideas that complement my own psychic reality, or at least align comfortably beside the teachings I follow. And then there are the times when I find no harmony in what others teach and I remove myself from sharing in their experience.
I have a wide variety of Facebook friends, several of whom are also teachers, mystics and psychics like me.
The other day, I had the sad experience of observing one of these 'wise ones' step completely out of what I see as appropriate bounds with one of his Facebook friends. This self proclaimed "Shaman" shared a political post, adding his personal commentary and wishes of ill-will towards the person mentioned in the post. Generally, political posts are no big deal - everyone has an opinion and they like to share. His comments stirred a flurry of affirming dialog in the comment feed. However, not everyone agreed with the direction of the post and one woman was bold enough to say what she thought.
"Do you realize you've crossed the will of a Shaman and that your life is now cursed?" was his reply. And added, I kid you not, "insert evil laugh here." Dead serious and cursing someone, in several subsequent posts, for not agreeing with his opinion and his blatant ill-will towards another human being.
This is NOT the work of a lightworker or Shaman. No we don't all agree with each other politically, spiritually or methodically. But we are carriers of light. We seek to connect, to break down boundaries and to help others understand themselves in order to experience a more enriched and healthy life while sharing space on this planet. We are not required to agree, but we are called on to respect and love and support regardless of personal agenda or beliefs or even personal attacks or criticisms.
It is not my job to teach them a lesson when others do not agree with my beliefs or practices. My job is to understanding and follow my own teachings, whether others join in or not, and to share my gifts where they are appreciated and can do good in the world. For those who disagree, attempt to discredit or seem disrespectful in some way, there are two things to do:
First, assess what I can learn about myself from the situation. Being creative beings who experience no accidents, what have they illuminated for me within my psyche? What can I get from the experience so we don't have to go there again? And, is there agreement (anxiety) anywhere in my being with what they are saying that I need to reconcile for myself?
Second, reconcile or remove the situation as quickly as possible. Plucking myself from a place where I know I don't belong, as fast as possible, sends a message to the Universe that this is not a desired detour. Harmony exists in so many places that it is not necessary to hang around where it is not being cultivated. Sometimes this means a time out or even quitting clients, business alliances, friendships and long term associations. I respect that others are on a path where I can no longer serve or connect with their growth and I bless them on their journey.
The unfriend/unfollow option is available everywhere. Stay where you feel valued and honored and treasured and let the rest fall where it belongs. With the light that we are each meant to carry.
And, if you're feeling the burden of someone else's curse, message me and let's lighten your load and get you back on your own path.
Blessed be ~
Thoughts on everyday Mysticism & the magic that permeates life when we think we aren't looking~
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