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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.

Becoming a Spiritual Athlete

Athleticism – is it more about physical performance or mental acuity?

I never thought of myself as an athlete. Physically I seemed to lack the coordination and strength expected in my school’s program as I was growing up. I may have developed a skewed sense of what it really means to be an athlete. You see, the idea back then was all about physical fitness. President Kennedy’s program to firm up the soft (overweight and unfit) American reached my school, and my uninspired, nerdy image of myself. To me, physical fitness the way the school wanted me to become fit seemed overbearing, hard, regimented (military perhaps?) and not fun.

Today’s athletes know that physical performance is only part of becoming skilled at sports. There’s a spiritual and mental component that makes a great athlete. However, if you’re like me – maybe not so physically adept – you still hone your skills as a Spiritual Athlete.

Yes, I never considered myself an athlete. Somehow those physical skill-related genes missed me. The anxiety I felt for nearly every physical education class in elementary and middle school still haunts me. Well, not really. But I remember how I felt when we had to run, climb ropes, vault, and perform feats of strength and coordination. That wasn’t me. My physical skills were developed through the grace of ballet and dance. I also experienced great joy in riding my bike throughout the country back roads, generally undeveloped and serene with branches of maple and oak arching overhead.

Before I bought my own bike, I used my brother’s old red Schwinn. It was way too big for me and had that high cross bar that boys’ bikes had. It was the bike on which I took my first downhill adventure, when my feet barely reached the pedals. Tilting the bike sideways so I could get on, I straddled the bike tenuously. With one brother at my side keeping me steady, and another behind me pushing, I gained momentum and flew down the long, steep road beside our house. Narrow wheels and low handlebars didn’t provide much comfort, but I didn’t seem to mind – even as I crashed into someone’s yard at the bottom of the hill. I could do fast and straight, but not turns or braking yet. My deep dive into biking was thrilling and scary. I’ll never forget those memories. Though the hill was steep for a little kid with no traditional athletic skills, I can now see it was the perfect experience to launch me at the time.

I recalled these experiences recently when working with a client. Spirituality and athleticism have similarities. Anyone (and everyone) has an innate spiritual connection as well as abilities to move and use the physical body. The quality or depth of either one depends on insight, practice, alignment to your goals, and Grace – the acceptance and refinement of knowledge, virtues, and passion that results in effortless Being. I realized that my first attempts at riding the bike were clumsy at best. I could have given up, or even worse – I could have made my progress conditional on waiting for the “right” bike to come my way. However, the joy of riding outweighed any hesitations and I soon became more adept at turns, braking, and maneuvering (even without “holding on”).

As a spiritual athlete (a.k.a. Lightworker) you’ll be able to do the same. Though you might feel like you’re crashing at first, you’ll become proficient at finding your way through life, practicing skills of discernment, meditation, grounding, and receiving. You’ll have spirit working with you – one at your side to guide you and another for that gentle push to get you off to a good start.

You may tell yourself that the time isn’t right, you have too many obligations, not enough money, or don’t feel strong enough – whatever the reason – waiting for the perfect circumstances doesn’t usually happen. Spiritual growth can be uncomfortable – like when I crashed on my first trip down the hill. Waiting presents its own problems, too. Spiritually speaking, your guides are always beside you, tapping you on the shoulder and giving gentle nudges to help you grow into your greatness. Ignoring guidance could result in harsher physical consequences to get your attention. (That’s another story).

Starting with something that feels “way too big” has its merits. Bigger means you have something to grow into. You’ll have opportunities to discover what you enjoy most, where you want to go, and what you want to do. The first step always feels more difficult than the last. Making the connection, however, feels good – like when a baseball bat connects exactly right with the speed and contact with the ball. The faster I rode my bike, the more balance I had – that’s momentum. Spirituality is like that. The more you practice and integrate spiritual skills into your life, the easier it will become. I call it Effortless Spiritual Awareness.

Becoming a spiritual athlete can help you with every life skill.

You’ll be able to:

  • Make decisions more easily
  • Trust yourself
  • Feel better, stronger, and healthier
  • Develop your creativity
  • Open your heart to giving and receiving love
  • Grant forgiveness
  • Speak your truth
  • Gain insight and sensitivity
  • Connect with Ease and Grace to spirit

As a gift to get you started, I’d like to offer a simple tool – the Chakra Balance Assessment and Integration Tool. It’s free, and it’s a baby step that could give you that gentle nudge toward your life’s purpose. Just fill in the form and I’ll send it to you. Later, when you’re ready for the next step, I’ll be here by your side to help you learn how to become a spiritual athlete. Additional online courses are available now. Have a look at the online courses now available and coming soon for Lightworkers and empaths like yourself..

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Unconditional Forgiveness

Free ebook Intro Embodied SpiritThis morning I awoke at my usual time, sometime around 6:30 a.m., and chose to laze around in a sleepy state for a while. I wasn’t in a hurry to get up today because my husband’s schedule was a little different . . . just for today. He let me know that he’d walk Gracie this morning to free up time for me to do whatever. As the clock approached 7, I suddenly remembered that there’s a meditation time at my club I usually only am able to attend on Thursdays. With gusto I jumped out of bed, quickly got ready, grabbed my mat, water, and two crystals, and headed out the door.

A word about the two crystals, Quartz and Amber

Quartz point wand, featured in a recent post, expressed the aspect of the “unconditional”, an opportunity to connect to source in the spaces between the structure of molecules and the physical realm. (You can read about the Spirituality of Unconditional Source here.) This particular quartz point radiates deep understanding, a connection to information, strength and understanding.

The amber palm “stone” I’ve worked with for many years. Often, it helps release and remove negative energies, assisting in repair, especially where there has been injury. In a recent meditation with amber it reflected the concept of forgiveness to me. So, with these two crystals working together, I theorized the concept of unconditional forgiveness could be achieved.

Unconditional Forgiveness

I held amber to my heart and chose to place quartz in front of me. Almost immediately after settling in to my silent, meditative state, I felt my father’s energy come through. He looked young, in his 30’s perhaps. This would have been the age in which he left my mother, when I was only two years old.  My brothers, older than me, would have many more memories of him and the heart-ache he caused our family. Though my mother expressed many emotions and experiences around their time together and how he treated her and my brothers, I know it wasn’t easy. I was perhaps spared the experience of really knowing him.

In later years, when I was older, we did meet. We formed a somewhat courteous and very temporary acknowledgement of each other.  When he passed away, I felt nothing. I’d made no room in my heart for him based on the emotions and information from my family. Yet here I was, face-to-face with my father in his 30’s. I saw him as his soul expression in physical form, playing a role of the abusive, absent, angry, narcissistic, uncaring father. He only asked for my forgiveness in the heart-ache he caused me throughout my life. 

I admit I was surprised by this interaction. My father has not been on my mind. Yet, without further hesitation, I forgave him. In fact, seeing him in this way, forgiveness was an easy thing to do. I was surprised at how easy it flowed from my heart. (I almost missed the opportunity, I felt, if I’d stayed in bed this morning.)

The Physical Results of Forgiveness

Meditation class was followed on the hour by the regularly scheduled Joint Health class. As we moved our knees, hips, and shoulders around in all possible ways I felt a certain fluidity I hadn’t noticed before. Any discomfort I previously held in my right hip was gone. I sensed that I was well-oiled and even moved without tension in the area of my sacral chakra. It occurred to me that the act of unconditional forgiveness has immediately perceived benefits. In my mind, I know this. I practice gratitude, offer prayers, accept abundance, and say all the words that spiritual healers say. However, meeting my father’s spirit in meditation offered me a depth of understanding for which we always strive.

In my Embodied Spirit online course, this is part of Module 2, Truth. In Module 2 you have opportunities to intellectually examine where pain is held in the body. Then you free yourself from pain and burdens to move through darkness toward enlightenment. It doesn’t happen fast for everyone. Yet the journey itself is worth so much more.

Register now. We’re in a deeply discounted Pre-Launch Special offer. Class begins August 17.

I hope you’ll join us.

 

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