There is one truth that perhaps we’re getting ready to embrace. It’s a truth that overarches all others - that everything in creation, seen and unseen, seeks to communicate. We think we already know this. We say: I will open my heart and reach into the space between. We hear back: I am trying to reach you, but I can’t find you. Be still. And suddenly, when we don’t demand or expect it, there it is – a pulse of energy, maybe a vibration, maybe a sensation of warmth or chill. Maybe it will come to you if you are true and not in need of feeling worthy, in the unique way that it will, the beetle or flower or goldfish or rock glistening its crystals in the sunlight. Stay for a long time and maybe the tree will show you its hidden colors and maybe even whisper its secrets. And if your heart is whispering back in its own secret language, perhaps you will feel received and loved back. We are all luminous beings, capable of so much more than our limited thinking allows us to believe. We don’t need to be enhanced or led, we only need, like every other snowflake or elephant or baby, to listen and feel and love the other.
Let’s let go of our perception of what we think reality is and move further out into the realm of human-spirit connection. More often than not, those who feel “crazy” or like a misfit look outside of themselves for comfort. This usually means turning to a group/groups of people to feel “safe” and even “celebrated.” What they don’t understand is true wisdom cannot come through a group because true wisdom is the alchemy of a person’s individual spiritual connectedness and knowing and their individual life experiences.
This transmission is a call to trust yourself and look deeply inward. Appreciate yourself and each other without judgement, without having to associate your life experiences when someone is saying something about their life experiences. We don’t need to know by comparing to something we know.
Lastly, let’s have some true freedom of expression and accountability to be the best versions of ourselves and teach our children to respect that in one another. That accountability is anything but crazy, it is of god, of life and certainly of love.
Love is the only thing stronger than fear. When we allow love to animate our movements, our actions and the way we exist in the world transforms. We find that we seek answers, we become curious. We are not needful. Love identifies us if we allow it. It is the most powerful energy that will ever exist. As we celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, allow yourself to really think and feel about what is blocking your truest expression of love. Where do you prevent yourself from coming into the fullness of your being? Where are you afraid to trust? Think about your relationships... with your children, your partner, your friends. Where do you hold back?
And going deeper, why is it that every human, at any age, seeks as its most basic need, love? Feeling out beyond emotional need into the field of energy that connects of all is the answer. It is there in the mystery of creation – that we are all reflections of a vast intelligence – God. What we are seeking in each other is to connect and reconnect to the divine through all the channels that are so very human.
Do you dare to come open? To feel that you are in partnership with life? All of this depends on how clear we are as a vessel.
Old unfavorable emotions can keep us stuck and looping in the same pattern. How do we learn how to process, interpret and release triggering emotions and feelings? We find we cannot think our way out of being stuck. No, we must engage the heart, mind, spirit, and physical body to release all that is blocking our forward motion. It is not on one level that we must engage, rather on various at the same time.
Release older, no longer useful security blankets. These identities and ways of being and thinking don’t speak to the evolvement that we are coming into now. They only move us backward rather than forward.
As you are breathing feel yourself gently releasing those old thoughts, old ideas and old ways of thinking of yourself and the world. Let go of your need to cling onto your idea of what you thought you were or should be. This live calls us to come alive and feel alive together in this moment.
The two selves converging: What you project outwardly coming into alignment and deep reflection of who you really are on the inside.
Take a breath.
Allow time to stop.
Let thoughts slow and turn your focus inward.
A breath. Release cynicism and doubt.
Remember that inside every one of us is a heart touched by the divine that is always seeking love.
A deeper breath.
Slow down more.
Look at the undeniable "yes" within you that seeks only to help grow all that is reaching for the light. This is what connects us all and frightens us the most. To live this "yes" means coming out of the duality, not hidden away, projecting outwardly the same divine expression that is your heart. No matter what.
As this brand-new year unfolds, it offers a powerful chance to roll out of the blanket of our year-long slumber and welcome in a vast renewal and era of transformation.
This is a time for the inner work so many of us have been deeply involved in to be applied to the way we are living our lives. It’s a time of spiritual responsibility, of walking our talk in every way. This means becoming accountable to our highest moral values, our caring for each other and our communities, country, planet. And also continuing the inner healing and growth in consciousness that has opened the portal for a true transformation to occur. A more powerful moment in time has rarely been presented, and we must choose wisely what we decide to serve. Choosing the cause of creation means surrendering to the authority of love, and not the authority of victimhood, anger, conflict, selfishness. We can’t serve two masters. We can’t pretend to be spiritual and then go about living an ego dream of self-righteousness. The prayer is to our own hearts and minds to open fully to love. Let us shine our light brightly and without hesitation.
To have the experience of an open heart is why we were born here. It’s not an easy path. It doesn’t mean we just become agreeable or that we avoid the depths of the shadowlands that envelope us often. It doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy human love and look for happiness where we can find it. But it does mean that we strive to find ourselves as part of the great heart that created creation here and that beats in every one of us. And it means that we are interested and curious about our relationship to the collective. Are we just in it for ourselves, or can we flow into caring deeply about and for each other?
At this moment in time, everyplace we try to go is closed for a reason, and while it is about limiting the spread of a pandemic, it’s also and more importantly that Spirit is sending us back home to do a little soul searching. We’re meant to try and find our place in creation, the truth of our lives, to surrender our ego needs and dreams. And to become active participants in the cause of creation. Will we take advantage of this moment? Will we teach our children something greater than the materialism that the holidays have come to represent? Everything in my heart right now is offering an opportunity for you to go in and decide who you want to be and what kind of world we are really meant to create.
There's a storm of disturbing thoughts and images that swirl and penetrate even our most intimate moments right now. Our minds are trying to grapple with how to do our work, raise our children, what rational route to take into the future. We can become fixated on the details of our lives. But obscured in the blur of all this thinking is a much greater voice, a heart that binds us all together as the human family – the voice of the great mystery that is Spirit. At this moment, trying to think our way into the future, depending only on the small mind to get us there, will only keep us trapped in a loop of mistrust and maladaptation. Join me for an exploration into the realms of a greater reality.
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.
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.