Let’s look at ego, the storyteller within us that tells the stories of our lives. It also tells the tales of our fears, dreams, of our collective consciousness as beings, as a community, as a nation A healthy ego is the most important transit point between the heart and the mind. But it can also be a destructive force.
We have our own personal ego, we also have a collective ego. As a community or nation or religion or group, the collective ego makes up the story of what we are about. And in so many ways, these stories are ego dreams, based on emotional needs rather than heart, and they can quickly spin out of control. This ego creates a destructive force and undoes any good the person is trying to do because it’s all about the dreamer and not the dream. So many of our own desires and plans and ideas come about because the ego storyteller is activated. This is a wonderful thing – what would we do without ego to paint the picture of possibility for us? It’s not about going egoless. When ego, the storyteller, is in service to the heart, you get a whole other way of looking at life, the things you do. Because the heart is connected to the spirt. To not be guided by ego dreams means to connect your mind and your heart together, to feel inside yourself a sense of calling, to find that very still, small voice within you that is calling you open to something bigger than yourself.
Let’s look at our capacity for love, the way we love. Over the past decades we have become absorbed in our own self-development, oriented to our own experience of life. Often what gets sacrificed in this self-orientation is an outflowing generosity of heart. We’ve been conditioned to watch ourselves living life so much that we’ve forgotten how to turn the camera around and just look straight out at the world, at each other, without watching ourselves doing it.
Reopening that chamber of our hearts is about really listening, appreciating, receiving. It is in this chamber that we find our ability to genuinely love another being, to truly have a partnership where we can give and receive love in equal measure. In that chamber of the heart is kindness, letting go of our own perceived needs, and we do the spiritual and life work that it takes to be able to resource in ourselves that which we think we need to receive from others. This is a beautiful way to live, a beautiful thing to teach our children. And the light that shines out from our generous hearts is a transformative energy that is desperately needed at this time.
It is time for a transfer of power. There is a transition underway now, and it’s not just a change in America’s presidency. While all eyes are on the not-so-peaceful transfer of power nationally, collectively people around the world are feeling all kinds of spiritual, mental and emotional upheavals. For some there’s a long-awaited exhale and hope for a saner era. For others there’s a deep sense of loss, anger and belief that something has been stolen from them. What we all have in common is a knowing that things are changing, and the emotions that have been repressed and contained over the past five years, and especially during the COVID-19 experience, are bubbling to the surface to be processed and alchemized into a new direction and consciousness. Here we join together for an exploration and healing journey into presence and engagement with this transitionary moment.
A Guided Meditation Journey: This is the second in a series of video meditations (see also Lifting the Veils on this page) created in a collaboration between myself and Entheo. These are unscripted, spontaneous meditations that have occurred during my workshops and then set to music by Entheo with visuals added by Marina Qutab. Welcome to this precious field. May you watch and listen and feel the depth and height and breadth of your own spirit and human self reaching, expanding, knowing beyond mind.
I close my eyes and see a beautiful Matrix. It’s one that we are all weaving, a story we are writing together. It is part of a larger grand Matrix that is blossoming and arising as a consciousness on the planet. It’s full of Spirit and full of divine energy. Within it are streams of true knowing, wisdom and enlightenment that flow in and out like millions of lights. This Matrix is close now, reflecting a powerful code of transformation. It is the undoing. Our streets are filled with people coming together full of love and anger and protest - a rising up that ignites the Matrix. What has been an invisible force slowly lifting out of the depths, unnoticed by the big noise machine on top, is finding its light. To embrace rather than to fight is the lesson we are all offered now. A journey of self-discovery if there ever was one, as the Matrix invites and challenges and holds our thoughts and dreams and fears and stories in its divine design.
Music & audio magic by Theo Grace (aka Entheo), video by Marina Qutab
WOW! Can 2020 get any weirder, challenging and upside down? Every one of us is experiencing some kind of inner revolution/evolution. Cards all up in the air, brains rewiring to accommodate a new normal of constant shift, realignments in thinking and being. Some are looking backwards with yearning for a past “normal,” while others are looking anxiously forward into an unknown future. Let’s join together and actually be with this experience, this unsettlement, this dis-ease. Let’s lean in and discover the hidden teachings and messages coming through this chaotic field for each one of us.
There is a place of shadow, sadness, of a depth of fear, of regret and remorse, that lives very deep in the core of every one of us. Sometimes we are asked to go there, even though we are taught to believe that this is a place of depression and darkness that should be avoided at all cost. In this meditation we dare to be present here, where these shadowlands and their dark angels offer us a sacred place of healing and reckoning with all that is held there. Here we each discover our true purpose, not based on what the expressions of the purpose may be – not guided by ego needs – but a true purpose that drives and animates our hearts. Once that heart is animated anything can happen. This purpose is born into every soul that comes here, not decided by what we do but by our willingness to be in this shadow area and receive and surrender to the greater truth of our being. And to know beyond needing to believe in it what we already know.
What happens when we experience duality? Two or more choices that all might be right; opposing forces within us that fight unceasingly over years, even lifetimes. Like storms circulating in our brains, our bodies, we can feel like we’re ready to burst at the seams. These dualities can drive us crazy and cause us to seek answers in a desperate attempt to understand what’s going on. And in that quest we often get fearful and angry. Our thinking clouds, making us susceptible to all kinds of information created by those who mean to gain power over us by turning us against each other, to become suspicious of everything and everyone. These dualities are very much alive in us. Let’s journey together to learn how to find the communion with our own higher hearts be able to clear the fields of possibility for clarity. Let’s begin to seek our own counsel, to open to the vast intelligence waiting for us to listen. The answers, as always, are in a true breath.
Imagine if there arises a consciousness that values change, where shift isn’t something to be feared or mistrusted; a world where we are taught from a very early age to be agile in our thinking, where imagination is revered as a ladder to new ideas. All things in nature are in constant renewal, realignment, growth. The only thing that seems stuck is our own human thinking. Still, shift happens, and it will happen whether we’re part of creating it, or if we are just dragged along with it. Being present is the medicine of transformation. Join me as we open a field of possibility, of aliveness and presence to see what needs to shift in our own lives and how to be present for it to happen. Nothing in our world, our lives, our country, our communities will shift into a new consciousness unless we are willing to shift that which is stuck inside us. Let us learn to allow these fields of possibility to activate in every fiber of our beings so we can open our hearts and minds to the consciousness of shift.
So many of us and our loved ones are feeling in deep need of healing our bodies, hearts, minds, spirits. Our world itself feels broken, and sometimes the more we try to fix things the more hopeless it can seem. Here we tune into the true Healing Energy Field, where we lay ourselves open and feel the hands of Spirit helping us to let go of mental, emotional constructs, blocks and limitations. In this field we come to know that true healing is not about trying to fix anything or anyone. We are shown that it’s not always in the best interest of someone to try and take their suffering away or to think we know how to fix them. Everything that exists is already in a state of perfection of its own. We can create a healing field that supports ourselves and others to go through whatever it is they are facing, to support them in taking the ride of it in the best possible way. This is a field that invites the highest heart love to activate.
We are not very good at dealing with uncertainty. It can feel dangerous, stifling. We want to know and often find ourselves in an endless loop of seeking answers. When we are in uncertainty, we can become fearful and vulnerable to those voices who profess to have the answers. But uncertainty is the new normal, and we are meant to learn how to not only live with it but to thrive in its embrace. This is a meditation on learning to access the wisdom of our hearts, the spiritual connection of our beingness. It’s a huge lesson right now - to gain the trust, the knowing of self, the empowerment of heart and to be able to seek our own counsel.
A spiritual teacher, healer and minister, Racquel helps people clear the emotional and energetic blocks that keep them from discovering their true and unique spiritual connections.