Who has the last word in your life?

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Have you ever had a relationship with someone who always gets in the last word?  They always want to have that control of the conversation.  But it’s not uplifting from your perspective.  You say something like, “I look forward to going to the ocean..” And they say, on their way out “Have fun, but be careful, you might get a nasty sunburn.” And that’s just one of millions of possible scenarios.  

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Beyond Healing: From Fixing to Integrating

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We are used to taking action to fix things, including ourselves: Bored? get busy, fill up your time with activities, pull in a relationship. Lonely? Same solution as Bored. Tired? buy an array of supplements. Start eating ‘better’.  Sick? Go to a healer. Go to a doctor. Take medications. Overweight? Start yet another round of diets, exercise more. Depressed? Go to a doctor. Go into self-analysis. Take medications. Financial problems? Look for a better paying job. Pull in your resources. Clip coupons.

Even some of us on the forefront of the ascension process tried to improve on our situation with various spiritual practices, positive thinking, and various esoteric healing modalities. Continue reading “Beyond Healing: From Fixing to Integrating”


The closer we come to our personal freedom, to our embodied enlightenment, sometimes the more distractions we find ourselves involved in. Those distractions can take many forms. Whether it is a troubling relationship, job, or even a health issue which we are trying to resolve.

Let’s use the example of a relationship in which there is lots of drama. The person may want to extricate themselves from that relationship but find themselves going back over and over again to that person and all that drama. It serves a purpose for them. The drama is a bit addictive, because it infuses them with a feeling of being alive. Otherwise, if they were not in that relationship, they would have to face themselves and their boredom with life. Those of us who are at the later stages of ascension, and if you are reading this, you are one of those people, we may find ourselves quite bored. We want to go deeper.  We asked for that. We cannot put up much longer with the old energy and with being on just the surface of life.

But, it is not easy to face those feelings of boredom. Or whatever other feelings may be coming up to be cleared. So any situation, relationship, job, family situation that we find ourselves involved in serves a purpose. It is a wonderful distraction for not going within and facing those feelings and moving through them.

Many of us have released relationships, jobs, family, and find ourselves alone. We are in the process now of facing all of ourselves. Of allowing all the feelings when they come up. It is not an easy place to be which is why so many people avoid this place. There is a sense of boredom and that is because we want to go deeper. We cannot continue living life without feeling that deep connection with our soul.

People wonder why those who have everything on a physical level, they have wealth, they have their health, they have everything that a human being believes they need in order to be happy, but these people are often more unhappy than they ever have been in their life. That’s because they thought that having those things would make them happy and fulfilled. It’s a very frightening place to be when one believes that they have done everything they could possibly do to feel fulfilled and they still come up empty.

Those of us who are awakening are at the advantage because we recognize finally, that the conditions we find ourselves in do not necessarily dictate our joy. That we can choose how we wish to feel. And in that choosing how we want to feel, and in practicing that feeling, those things that we do desire come to us easily and naturally.

But even those of us on the Ascension path are beginning to realize that this ascension is not just about improving our existing life. In fact it’s not about that at all. It is not about having more money, having better health, having a nicer home, having the perfect relationship. And yet, as we embrace our divinity, as we allow these feelings of love to become more real to us and as we incorporate these feelings into our bodies and our lives, all of our heart’s desires naturally flow to us without effort.

But without devoting ourselves 100% to being here, to being in these bodies, we will not reach that place.

This is not a half-hearted ascension. And we knew that. We knew before this lifetime that this would be the lifetime in which we integrated our divinity into our bodies and our lives. We knew it would take everything we had to do this. The challenge here is that we get bogged down in this dimension and we forget temporarily why we are here. We get caught up in the surface of life. We think that our goals are to have more money, better health, better relationships. And that is where it ends. But all of those things are the end result of this integration process. Without that passion from our soul, we could have all those things handed to us, and we still would not feel the joy that is our birthright.

It does feel like a bit of a Catch-22 however, because if our health has deteriorated, and we are struggling financially, those things can affect our consciousness and our attitude towards life. Life is not terribly joyful if we are not feeling well and if we are struggling to make ends meet. But, we need to remind ourselves that those conditions are also a product of not feeling terribly connected to life, of responding to old patterns and energetic patterns from our ancestors. Most of which we did on an unconscious level.

But now that we are awakening, and now that we recognize that we do create our reality, we know that anything we created can be re-created again in the way that we choose. We also know that as we do love ourselves more, this brings up old parts of ourselves from our past that have not felt loved. That can take the form of emotional and physical conditions. But the problem is once we experience those emotional and physical conditions, we focus on them with fear and worry primarily. We lose sight of the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that we are going through an enormous transformational process physically, emotionally and mentally. Naturally this will stir up many old energetic patterns that need to be cleared from our bodies and our lives.

The less we try to figure this out from our mind, from our human personality self, the more smoothly it will flow. But that takes a lot of trust. That takes courage the likes of which most people on the planet are not anywhere near ready to participate in.

So if you are reading this post, and you are feeling connected to this material, you are one of the bold ones who went forth and was courageous enough and skilled enough to be among the first to do this embodied enlightenment. Give yourself credit for coming this far. Don’t let conditions discourage you at this point. Don’t let the distractions get in your way of doing what you came here to do.

You have immense support from your nonphysical family and friends in the other realms, and you have a global community that you can find online that are going through many of the things that you are going through. There is no excuse for not seeking out that support. The ascended masters of the past had no such support. And it is one of the reasons they found it very difficult to stay here after their ascension. Yes this journey can be very difficult on us emotionally, physically and mentally. There are times when I have felt that I was at the end of my rope. I felt like this was just too difficult. It felt as if the impossible was being asked of me.  And because I wasn’t seeing dramatic changes outside myself, I let my mind seduce me into believing that nothing was happening. Yet huge amounts of energy are being moved. There is a small fraction of the population of this world that are at the forefront of this movement. But you know this already. You know that as you go out into your community, there are very few people you can talk to about what you are going through. Conversations are feeling more and more mundane to you these days. Yet sometimes the loneliness pushes you to connect with others you normally would not have much to do with.

But that is wearing thin also. It is time to dive in 100% if you have not already done so. It’s safe.  The water is great!

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