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.
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.
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.