Finding the truth, that elusive ideal that hides in plain sight and teases its existence. Sometimes it can feel like the truth about something is obvious, and then you dig a little deeper and that truth falls apart and leads to others that in turn degenerate into confusion.
The highest truth is often the one that is hard to embrace, even difficult to imagine. And you can’t demand that the universe reveal it to you. That I was born to be a deeply spiritual teacher is a simple truth but one which I denied for most of my life.
It is only when I was willing to open fully, beyond my ego needs and ideas and ways I identified myself, that my inner life and the outer life come into alignment. That’s when I began to see and know the truth in all things.
SEPARATING THE MIND AND THE BODY. How can we separate the mind and the body so that we can actually process whatever damaged emotional baggage without the mind constantly pestering us? As you are breathing, moving and feeling energy inside you releasing with your breath, think of the thoughts that occurred in you today. Are you fearful? Angry? Disillusioned? We must learn to not believe in the messaging occurring in our minds. Remember this, if what is occurring in your mind is not loving or neutral, it is your "stuff."
LEARNING HOW TO LET GO AND MOVE ON | Leaving the past in the past. These are usually the biggest issues of our lives, often the things we came here to heal and release. The way out of this is to step out and keep pushing the edge of fear. There is a part of us all, even in the midst of heavy releasing, that holds onto our "thing" whether fear, pain, insecurities, etc. We need to assess our need to hold on to these old habits and tendencies that no longer serve us. Tune in today to learn more about letting go, moving on once and for all.
Some things must end. Relationships of all kinds – to work, other people, ideas, beliefs. Hanging on to something or someone because there’s a fear of losing security or of what life might be like beyond the old attachments keeps us trapped, running circles in a mouse wheel. But how to know when something is ready to change or end, or if it is really calling for even deeper involvement? And if we do have an inner knowing that something is complete, how do we detach?
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.
How do I try to “listen” for spiritual guidance? How to I find the voice and even know what to ask? We are made of energy, and as energy beings, we don’t end at the skin. Rather we extend into a field of energy that expands or contracts according to our spiritual, emotional and physical state.
The study of energy and energy fields is thousands of years old and there are many practitioners, from acupuncturists to energy workers, who strive to harness these flows and fields for healing. When we seek guidance, we enter this field of energy, leaving behind our own ideas and stories. We are empty but for the desire for connection, without agenda or needs. Often I think what is overlooked is what an incredible honor and adventure it is to be able to touch into this field. To be an invitation for that field to open and to reveal what is blocking or constricting its flow.
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.