The sun rose this morning fire-orange and shrouded in dark smoky rings that blanketed the sky and hung above the distant mountains. Ashes fell like black snow as I breathed in the vestiges of beloved forests and their treasure of all kinds of life. I could hear the cries of all of them as they burned. The voice of Spirit filtered through the density and spoke to my breaking heart and the tears that were brimming in my eyes. “Don’t look away,” the voice said. “Stay here, feel it all, be with it. Love it still, even as you want to hide from it, to turn away, to find something normal in your life to do."
At this moment in creation, it’s vital that we don’t turn away, that we don’t allow fear to cloak us in density and paralysis. Creation is happening and we need to be part of it. I feel the desire in your hearts when you tune in with me for these Wednesday offerings. We all need to adjust and acclimate as we empower our hearts and minds to support a needed transformation on the planet. The call is real, and if you are hearing it, pay attention!
Freedom is a big word right now, mostly focused on our ideas of personal freedom and our fears of losing it to some dark forces that are trying to control us. Fear and paranoia are calling the shots right now. But true freedom exists not in the ways we think. It is not something that can be taken away from us. True freedom is a state of being, a connection to life and to creation that is precious and unique. In this offering we drop in together to release old concepts of freedom and receive a higher truth - that real freedom carries the greatest responsibility of any of the basic needs of human existence. As Martin Luther King said, "No one is free until we are all free." Living that creed and knowingness is the crucial choice in every moment. All love.
There's an evolutionary step that must be taken now in our understanding of all things spiritual. As so many of our religious concepts break down, there is a pull many of us feel to find a true connection to creation. Here we take a look at the work of spiritual evolvement and the unrelenting call in our hearts to know who we are in relationship to Spirit. This offering is a description of my work and the need to clear old emotional damage and blocked energies that stand in the way of expanding consciousness and a unique experience of life and Spirit. We meditate together to open to and meet this ultimate intelligence, that source of love that awakens our hearts and ultimately infuses our lives.
The spirituality of environmentalism is discovering the great heartbeat of the Earth as our own.
Here we address something very big, very serious and very beautiful – the spirituality of environmentalism. Right now as we face catastrophic changes to the Earth’s environment, we are also finding ourselves spinning quickly out of old paradigms and into new ways of thinking, feeling, being. We have a sudden and immediate need to rethink our relationship to all things of the earth, of spirit, of the mind, of energy. Together with Marina Qutab, the Eco Goddess www.youtube.com/EcoGoddess, we explore the evolutionary ways we can see our planet home as a being in its own right, with a great heart that beats in sync with all of creation, with God’s heart. A deep bow of gratitude to Marina. She represents a new generation which is tasked with solving the many riddles of the human-Earth relationship.
The sheer exhilaration and joy of experiencing life is something babies know. Innocent and excited about getting from one place to another they begin to use their bodies and feel the flows of life moving them.
Sadly, early on we are taught to stop moving with this natural love of engagement and begin to enter a muted, black and white world of trying, accomplishing, acquiring, competing. We are taught to be aspirational, always trying to get better, to accomplish things, by a culture that covets and worships competition.
It grows humans who are separated from their spirits and their creativity. And most important, we become lost in a prison of self-centeredness that tells us the only way out is to keep focusing on ourselves, getting what we can, trying to be perfect. What we lose is knowing that we are meant to dance only for the pure sake of dancing, and when we do that we light up our world. When we rejoice in others finding their expressions, we, ourselves, are uplifted and inspired.
When we move to the rhythms that are true to us, when we raise our children, and help each other, to find these true rhythms, we are in a field of light, where all kinds of energies have the room and space to join us. We enjoy a love of learning and creating, rather than an ego need to be found worthy by others.
An open heart will create a new future. We are asked in a thousand ways right now to open our hearts to new ways of being. But what does it mean? We are becoming painfully aware that many of our existing ways of being aren't working anymore. Like old trees, they are becoming fossilized - beautiful in their way - but brittle, hard and turning into stone. An open heart is an empowered heart that faces into the future without holding onto the past. It rides on streams of conscious presence and gratitude and knows itself as an emanation of the divine. Join me as we open our hearts together and call in the new.
True change happens when we let go of self-righteousness and step into kindness and re-creation. During this time of pandemic lockdown and limited social engagement Creation offers us an opportunity to evolve. And in many ways we're fighting it. Simple requests to care for one another are met with anger and self-righteous denial. But as all that is taking place, we are forced more than ever to see how linked we are to one another, how we are part of a global matrix of humanity evolving - hopefully - to its next level of consciousness. True change starts with each one of us willing do the sweaty spiritual work of letting go of what we think they know and opening to a completely new way of being.
The future is creating itself in every moment, in every breath we take. And with every breath comes the possibility of streams of intelligence and expanding consciousness to flow in. These streams seek the beings who can help them land here, who are willing to put their own egos aside and open to all there is. We are tested, challenged continually by life and by Spirit to see if we are willing to embrace a bigger picture of life. We are observed to see how much of our own self-righteousness and ego needs we are willing to let go of. In this offering, we explore the ways we can say yes and grow from the many tests. This path will lead us to become facilitators of a great spiritual evolution here on Planet Earth.
Spirituality and science, once confined to a limited set of rules, are opening and evolving quickly. As these two streams of human consciousness evolve, they seek to find each other. In this offering we come together as beings in a vast field of intelligence that has been waiting for us. As we open to receive, we begin to embrace a new language of the heart that allows us to know ourselves as beings with unlimited potential. May you thrive in your beingness.
As we lurch towards enlightenment, we begin to see that we can't really "achieve" it. We will never get there with only our minds. Enlightenment has less to do with our thinking than with our opening to the integration of our own spirits into our human lives. This is a quantum leap in human evolution that we are pointing to and is well underway.
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.