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Reclaiming Spiritual Power

red rocksThe red rocks of Sedona, Arizona stand as beacons in the high desert, emanating their calm stature as storehouses of power for the ones who seek them. Though I enjoy hiking “up”, I felt it was much more important for me on this visit to stay grounded. Thus, on a recent visit to Bell Rock I made a profound connection that guided me further than I imagined. Here’s a bit of my story of dis-empowerment and reclaiming my power.

Last week I visited a friend in Sedona, AZ with the intention of being with my friend, Lori (Raven’s Call) doing a little hiking around the red rocks, offering a “Healing Pain” workshop, connecting to spirit in profound ways, and receiving a little healing for myself . . . a list full of engaging experiences. As always, I grow from these encounters and come away with a little more than I expected.

sedona agateThe drive up to Sedona from the Phoenix airport became an hour longer than usual due to an accident on the highway ahead of us. However, finally I was delivered safely to my friend who was visiting a sister-friend in a nearby town. I felt instantly at ease and at home with Rebecca who teaches shamanic ways, offers spiritual retreats, and a vision she holds for the future. In fact, I know Rebecca from previous correspondences when I purchased a few beloved crystals from her. This time, I chose a black agate that nearly jumped out at me from a table of other stones. She immediately gifted me the stone as she remarked how just earlier that day she put it out from her personal collection. I felt an instant bond with this stone, and slept with it by my side for several nights as it blessed me with clear dreams.

While in Sedona, I did a healing session for a man who is experiencing an invasion of his personal power through his current illness. Without going into his personal details, we focused on cleansing and, in fact, purging his “stuff”. As I facilitated his healing, we worked together to reclaim his power and see his condition through a new lens. Finally, we felt we were finished and I immediately took the few minutes to cleanse and detach from all energies we encountered. It wasn’t enough for me, and the consequences I felt, though dis-empowering, were also a revelation for more to come.

The feeling of dis-empowerment subtly crept in. One instance after another, the cascade of “mistakes” flooded my field. To a casual observer, it might appear coincidental to have “stuff go wrong”. To an empath like myself, these energies were obviously striking blows to my core. Even after a late, short walk to Bell Rock as the sun sank behind the horizon I didn’t realize what was happening. I went to bed early, feeling drained and awkwardly defeated for no apparent reason. The new stone I adopted refused to be with me as I slept, and elected to keep a short distance instead.

Dreams of ceremony, balance, and rejuvenation crystallized in the night. I awoke early with a “cure” for my personal dis-empowered state. Quickly, I drew a hot bath with Epsom salts, adding frankincense essential oil to coconut oil, and infusing the bath water with it. Next, I filled a tall glass with water, adding my chakra crystal set along with a few drops of frankincense in the glass of water. Completely immersed in the sacred water, I ritually submerged, washed, and anointed myself with blessings. Finally, I drank the water held by the glass, and added the crystals to my bath water. Instantly I felt better for having taken the time, listening to my guides and dreams in order to reclaim my power.

Interestingly, the man for whom I did the healing session is also a powerful healer. He knows that his circumstances can cause such reactions as I experienced and claims I’m not alone for feeling as wiped out as I did. Yet, in a follow up session he had with another healer, he was obviously clearer, and brighter. (He says that “I’m a good healer”. :))

I believe it’s the foundational practices I intuitively have in place that protect me and keep me as strongly empowered as I am. I know when it’s important to ground, and not climb, for example. I’m not only sensitive to crystals and dreams, but I act on the messages I receive. I select which crystals to wear each day, and choose how I feel about my experiences. Sometimes stuff goes “wrong” . . . or does it really? Choosing to be empowered also means that you recognize when you feel dis-empowered. Take the time you need to perform the rituals that help you feel balanced, nurtured, and stronger for having done so.

tipiFinally, as I readied myself to leave Sedona, my friend remarked on our experiences of the week. You see, we built a tipi in her back yard which consumed much of our time and labor. She was almost apologetic for the time it took, but I reminded her how we created Sacred Space. That’s the final lesson for reclaiming your spiritual power. Creating Sacred Space comes first from within – inside your personal practices of cleansing and balancing. Then Sacred Space is supported by the one you create in your environment.

I invite you to recognize your personal power and reclaim it. How do you move in the world? What are the words you choose to speak? How do you feel about money, relationships, and sense of purpose? It all matters. Let me help you find your way. In-person sessions, Reiki classes and Online Courses for Embodied Spirit await you. I’d love to hear from you about your personal power and your journey. Reach out to me. I’m here.

Spirituality of Unconditional Source

20180730_145911Last week as I chose a crystal to accompany me on my meditation, I let go of any preconceived ideas about which crystal to choose and for which purpose. My only intention, honestly, was to have a friend along to be present with me while I connected to the divine. Oh, yes, sometimes I choose a specific stone with which to work. Maybe it’s one that’s newly acquired, or jumping out at me from my table of assorted crystals. However, in this case, the crystal that wanted to join me on my journey was a “singing quartz point” I received from a friend in Arizona. I was originally drawn to having such a crystal in my set of crystal friends when I first met one more than a year ago while in teacher training for advanced sound healing classes. Little did I know that bringing one into my life would have such a profound impact.

The Physical Nature of Spirit

First, let me tell you about the physical nature of this particular quartz crystal. As with most quartz points, this one has six sides, and six facets which all come to a point at one end with a growth pattern of 4-5-3-3-4-5. That means that each of the pointed facets have edges that, when counted may reveal something about its nature and function. It has markings on the sides indicating its use as a record keeper. There is some indication of “damage” which created a rainbow effect in one intersection of the faces. Small crystals attached to two of the sides are referred to as barnacles indicating new energy, while markings of an imprint embed the energy of a crystal that may have grown adjacent to this one. Partly clear and partly clouded, it’s the perfect balance of masculine and feminine wisdom.

Though people most often associate physical characteristics of quartz points with their energy and their meaning, I like to notice those features “second”, after I get to know the feeling of the spirit within the crystal. I often prompt my Reiki students to rely on their own senses to receive messages from any crystals we have in class. As I sat in silence and quieted my mind, I was quickly invited IN, inside the crystal, as I have often experienced when meditating with quartz. Experiencing the feeling of quartz from an inside perspective slows things down and I can see as well as feel the inner nature of the Being with whom I’m communicating. Images of molecular structure and the 3-dimensional components of chemistry and biology passed by my mind as I went deeper into the story unfolding before me. I heard the word “conditional” and instantly knew that the crystal held to my heart as well as the crystal in which I walked spoke to me about how the 3-dimensional world relied on what we understood as Laws of Science. Atoms get together, electrons move around, one molecule joins with another, and so forth, because that’s the way our earth exists for us.

Then my focus shifted to the space between the atoms and physical structures. The space became vast, uncluttered by physical construction, patterns, and “conditions”. I felt myself become instantly uplifted and unencumbered by my own physicality. I heard the word “unconditional” and knew, at least in part, the meaning of the message. The Divine Source exists in the unconditional state – in the spaces between the fabrication of our seen reality. Objects and structures exist only on the “condition” of scientific laws, the ones we understand and apply to 3-dimensional rules . . . positive attracts negative, for example. In the unconditional realm of infinite possibilities, we must give up any misconceptions about our existence.

What If?

Though science tells me that silicone dioxide makes up the chemical composition of quartz, it feels to me that simplifying a spiritual being (the one dwelling in quartz on this dimensional plane) overlooks the magic we all hold inside us. We’re unconditional beings living in a conditional world. What if we approached our sense of being and purpose as “magical”, “unlimited”, and “unconditional”?

Sometimes I hear words that come across as excuses as to why a person can’t achieve their goals, have money, prosperity, love, joy, clarity, and all the things that feel beyond reach to them. Though I won’t diminish how people really feel about their circumstances or the moments that led up to their conditional conclusions, I will offer that perhaps another view exists – one already inside us, in the spaces between the physical structures of muscles, bones, cells, and electrons. Those spaces are much more vast, and more powerful than the 3-dimensional conditional “reality” outside of spirit.

Embodied Spirit

Have you discovered your Soul’s Purpose? Do you have answers to the big questions – Who am I? Why am I here? What is my soul’s purpose? How do I manifest everything I want? In an effort to share a process that goes beyond the physical plane to the unconditional way of being, I’ve developed an online course called Embodied Spirit. As I prepare to launch  Embodied Spirit™ I’m inviting a few people who feel ready to go beyond limitations to discover new possibilities.

First, fill in the form on my website here to get access to my free ebook. Then, I’m accepting a limited number of applications (only 15 people) to participate in the Pre-Launch class. This is offered at a dramatically reduced price of only $249 for the first four modules, after which you have the option to continue modules 5-7 for only $99 (a total investment of only $348). After the course officially launches later, the price will be $997.

I know you’re going to love it, but just in case you have any reservations, if you’re not completely satisfied with the pre-launch course, your investment can be applied toward any private sessions or classes. Just let me know within 30 days of purchase to make the adjustment.

I can’t wait to hear from you. Many blessings,

Rosemary Levesque, D.D.Rosemary Levesque, Licensed Spiritual Healer

Certified Vibrational Sound Master teacher