Originally written 04/01/2015
We have another celestial event coming this Saturday, April 4, 2015 to give us another boost, keep us on our toes and keep us moving forward. This full moon will be enhanced with a total lunar eclipse early Saturday 4/4 morning creating what is known as a Blood Moon. The energy and timing of this event is due to be quite powerful as it takes place during a very sacred time between Passover on 4/3 and Easter on 4/5. It is a continuation of the activation, integration and emergence of the Christ body/consciousness in each of us and an opportunity to set our thoughts into action, so we are encouraged to keep our thoughts, words and intentions at the highest possible level.
Around the middle of February, we started entering a sacred time of going even deeper into the Self for cleaning, clearing and evaluation. Add to that the Spring equinox/new moon/solar eclipse and solar flare/CME activity that took place in March and we have quite the cocktail for making choices to let go of what dis-empowers us to help us step into our True Selves. Yes, those triggers and irritations you have been feeling and experiencing are to help you let go of the “gunk”.
For the past few years, many of us became accustomed to having a foot in the old world and one in the new world. With the old word being no more, it’s up to us to go forward into the new, only we have been lingering in an in-between state/holding pattern waiting for the energy to give us the freedom to move forward once again. I have been hearing from so many people that they are feeling the anticipation and readiness for movement, however, they are also feeling “stuck” as they wait for the energy to open up and movement to resume. I have come to know this experience (especially this time of year) to resemble the death/rebirth process in so many ways.
When we choose to enter deep in ourselves and clear out the old, we go through a form of death (dying to our old selves, our old ways…ie. Winter). It takes time to detach, clear, seed, incubate, and prepare us for our re-birth, the emergence into our new Self and it can feel quite uncomfortable on every level (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually) as we go through this process. We can feel agitated, anxious, melancholy, separated, confused, angry, sad, and quite empty as we “clean house” in preparation for our redecoration. This happens for us repeatedly in our lives as we let go of who we used to be and become who we ARE. Think about it. Remember what it was like when you knew you changed, but the world around you continued to see you as you “used” to be? Giving yourself permission to shed the old you and rise up as the YOU you know you ARE (ie. Spring) is quite liberating for everyone…so keep growing and taking those steps forward.
A few years ago I had a funny thought to describe this process. Many times when I feel energy ready to move and change coming, I clean to move my body and (cleanse) the energy around me. For me, cleaning is a gentle and easy way to keep the energy moving forward and “get out of the way” of my mind and old patterns because it requires little thought or concentration to sweep, wash dishes, fold laundry, etc. Thoughts and feelings have space to come up and move through for quick and brief acknowledgement and then it’s on to the next. One day, as I was in one of these “therapeutic” cleaning modes, I thought about the symbolism of this particular event and the thoughts came to me as,
“Home is where the heart is.
Jesus is Love.
We are asked to invite Jesus (Love) into our hearts.
Clean your Home (heart),
Jesus (Love) is coming!”
I smiled and giggled. I still smile often as I remember this when I am cleaning and know something old is moving out of my heart to make room for Love…I enjoy cleaning much more now. *If you have more cleaning to do, the energy is supporting us right now…so get to that Spring cleaning!
Much of this affects the physical body more than ever as it is preparing to “host” Spirit in physical form now. We are being cleaned out at the cellular level to support this integration, so many of you may be experiencing more aches, pains, illness, and fatigue more than usual as the “old” is urged out of you. Take care to feed, nourish, Love and move your body to support and encourage a more gentle experience.
As you let go of the old you and emerge into your true Self, you will most likely find that what used to bring you Joy and fill you with Love doesn’t feel quite as pleasing or fulfilling anymore. This is you tapping into your more authentic passions and purpose…your Love. We are creating new experiences to bring that Love forward and share with the world. If it seems unimaginable and unclear “how” just yet, let that be OK for the moment…we are creating and manifesting at warp speed and it will take time to adjust. Have faith and trust it will come…and pay attention to what comes and take action when appropriate, you’ll know!
The choice is clear; letting go, emerging and flying high takes courage.
To those of you that have been in this process for some time, thank you for saying, “Yes!”
To those of you in the midst of this process, keep going.
To those of you just beginning, have faith, this can be a brief and gentle process.
Originally written and emailed 04/16/2014
With so many experiencing changes with/in the new energy, it is with joy and gratitude that I send this message to offer help and hope for you and those around you.
As I (and my work) evolve in the rapidly changing energy, finding the language to share what I do can be challenging. So many people are experiencing change and are doing their best to balance and manage themselves and their lives through it. New words are being expressed (awakening, shift, Divine Love, gratitude, self-care, choice, etc.). A myriad of emotions are being felt and seeking expression. The physical body is experiencing issues and changes, often unexplainable. Having experienced my fair share of all of this, I learned the importance and value of providing a space for others to feel, express, let go, and BE for that time, that moment…without judgment.
About a year ago, I wrote a about Prayer Warriors (see My Sanity Girl Musings, 12/20/2012)…those who live their lives praying and participating in sacred activities on behalf of You and the whole planet. They help anchor higher vibration energy, educate, inform, teach ways to balance and engage in self-care, and, most of all, hold space filled with Love (and compassion). I would like to share one of these “Prayer Warriors” with you, as well as an informative piece she has written.
Sandra Walter is working and praying on your/our behalf right now! She calls herself an Interdimensional Liaison who is connecting with, understanding about and sharing the new energy. Through her work and experience, she assists and teaches the “awakened/awakening” about the Shift (taking place). Sandra offers a FREE download of her (wonderful) explanation and overview about the changes taking place on our planet and how it may be affecting us as individuals and as a collective through a piece she has written: What Is Happening to My Friend? (click here for link to additional language translations)
A brief introduction to the awakening phenomenon for family, friends and colleagues of the awakened.
“It is intended for friends and family members of the awakened and gives a quick and
neutral overview on the awakening process. By sharing some basic information, I
hope to facilitate understanding on this unique and challenging phenomenon.”
~ Sandra Walter
I hear about, experience and teach this phenomenon almost daily and do my best to translate and simplify it in easy to understand language. I am very grateful Sandra is able to offer her clear, simple, gentle, succinct and grounded language to share with us all.
I encourage you to read what Sandra offers, share it with others who may benefit from it and support her if you feel called to do so.
Originally written 04/14/2014
Some time ago you expressed a desire, a wish or something of the like. Maybe you said or thought, “I want to be…”, “I wish I could be…”, or “I am ready for…”. Although you may not remember exactly what you expressed, God, the angels, the Universe heard you. Your life and experiences have been supporting you to become or create YOU.
Maybe you faced a few challenges in your life. Maybe you feel/felt life is one big drama (if you want/expect drama, you’ll get drama). Maybe you encountered what appeared to be obstacles. Maybe you felt like you have been struggling. Maybe you gave up trying. All these experiences have been a part of your life (in and around you) to help you with inner growth and self-empowerment. These have been “learning opportunities” to get you to the YOU that you came here to BE.
Those challenges and struggles are/were to help you find the things inside you that you didn’t know were there. They are helping you to realise what you have been seeking has been there all along. They have helped you find a way to be positive and optimistic in all situations. They have helped you (learn to) have Faith and strength to keep going and trust in a better outcome than you could have imagined.
A couple of weeks ago, we experienced a New Moon that opened energy that has been coming our way. I felt it and, based on the stories I have been hearing, many of you did as well. The energy came 9and is coming) to help you clear out the deeper bits (the obstacles, the negative mind chatter, the outdated rules/beliefs, the fears that still linger) and present you with the opportunity to let them go. It is a return of Divine Love/Christ Consciousness energy. It is big and quite powerful, as Love is. Whatever is still in your way is coming up, and may even be amplified, to help you conquer and move through a fear, belief or an illusion. All supported by big, beautiful Love!
On Tuesday, April 14, 2014 we will experience a Full Moon with a total Lunar Eclipse (at 3:42 AM EDT). For some, it may continue to feel intense for a bit, with moments of drowsiness, as you reset and reconnect to yourself. Rest if it calls for it, if not, keep moving. This is the time to create you and the life that is waiting for your arrival. Use the skills you have acquired. Ask (you may be surprised with the results). Change and create new patterns in your routine. Try something new. Find the courage to say, “Yes” when it feels appropriate and “No” when it doesn’t (and remember, we all have the right to say “yes/no”).
I have found that saying “Yes” to new things…food, experiences, opportunities, etc…. has helped me avoid stagnation, waiting around for something to happen, for someone to say something, and especially, analysis paralysis. “Yes” opens us up in amazing ways and has been bringing beautiful people, opportunities and situations into my life…even more grand than I could have imagined! Give it a try.
Remember, there is a Divine Flow to the Universe. It is designed to help us get to our destination, although it may not take us the route we expect. You are in The Flow. It is, and always has been, available to us. Our willingness to participate and be in it will determine the gentleness of our experience.
One of our most powerful tools to dispel fear and keep ourselves in the Flow is Gratitude. Being in gratitude for everyone and everything that shows up in your life opens you to the opportunity to learn and grow. Be Grateful and have Faith that everything is working out for you and The Highest good.
Originally written 03/11/2014
Spring and the equinox (March 20) is on its way! This has been the coldest winter I can remember and it coincided with BIG energy shifts coming in and really prompted (forced) us all to go deep within ourselves. That’s the rhythm of the season, as we see it every year in nature, and the purpose of the energy NOW.
It’s a beautiful time, especially if you are able to be in gratitude for lessons, experiences and awareness, as uncomfortable and (sometimes) messy as they may feel. The layers keep coming off, they are getting deeper and deeper and much more personal. We have a choice how we experience life and participate in it. BE calm, BE gentle, BE grateful, BE Love.
You may find you are more aware of your focus on the past, where you feel stuck or scattered, where you are/have been giving away your power, your difficulty trusting (yourself, your intuition, the Divine), imbalances in relationships, fear of the future, fear of expressing your True self, and/or fear of the unknown. Do your best to observe how you (and others) are reacting to what is showing up and avoid judgment. You are being presented with an opportunity to be aware of something about YOU and let it go, stop it, change it, heal it. Being a detached observer, avoiding fear and noticing what you are feeling and/or where it takes you can be quite freeing (for everyone). Stay centered, try to give it space and watch.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
Have you noticed the repeating patterns in relationships, jobs, behaviors, etc. showing up for review? I am unable to count how many conversations (and revelations) are coming up and around repetition. One of the most common ways I have been seeing is familial and generational patterns and behaviors showing up. It’s been quite fascinating seeing parents and children displaying and repeating similar patterns, yet each with their own “flair”. Even more beautiful is witnessing these families taking steps to change and transform the old energy as they become aware and do it in a gentle and loving way. YES!
The energy is “squeezing” us to get the deeper bits out. We ALL are experiencing change at various levels and within each change we are presented with opportunities and choices to hang on or let go. Changes and/or amplified awareness of old, outdated patterns are happening and showing up and for many the feel big, especially relating to jobs, relationships (mostly family), living situations, health issues, and loved ones passing. These changes are promptings from our Soul/Spirit and from the Divine to dismantle the old, clear the distractions and limitations, and get us on track with our individual Divine purpose and we have a choice to let go of the old and focus on the NEW.
“Once you’ve had enough and you can’t do it anymore, you consider the possibility that there
might be a better way. That’s when your head cracks open and God comes in.”
~ Marianne Williamson
Caroline Myss talks about the importance of listening to Divine guidance. We live in a “noisy” and distracting world and it can be difficult to quiet, calm and center ourselves. When the exterior world is louder than the inner promptings of God, our angels will often assist in clearing or amplifying the distractions to get us to pay attention and offer us the opportunity to make different choices. These are often “blessings in disguise”, however, we may not always be able to recognise it in the moment. Life changing moments can often bring us to our knees and often that’s an appropriate place to be. The moment we are on our knees offers us the realization that we have choices and options, as well as the opportunities to do things differently, take a different path, move in a different direction…a moment of change. This also may be the moment we learn to ask for help, support and guidance…we open ourselves to others, to God, to the Divine, to prayer…and we start to listen.
Taking time to listen and go in deep allows the transformation process to take place…pull the weeds to prepare for new growth. Have you ever organized or rearranged a room or better yet, moved? We usually start with imaging what our space will look like when we finish, then we go in, room-by-room, find the junk or forgotten treasures we stored away or hid in corners, boxes, drawers, etc., pull it out, inspect each item, reminisce, and then decide what we keep and what’s gotta go. It can be a tedious process and sometimes we accomplish more when we have someone present to support us in taking each item out, looking at it, weighing the pros & cons of keeping it, finding a new location for it or moving it out completely, then bringing something new in to take its place. Afterwards, we see and feel the transformation. We have more room to breathe, everything looks and feels more organized, we feel lighter… this is when the blossom appears. We are in the midst of a bountiful, blossoming season…in nature and in ourselves.
I also remember hearing Caroline Myss once say, “When you are creating something, you must go into the desert until you meet the energy of what you are creating.” I have found this to be true on many occasions in my life and on my journey discovering and creating ME. As many times as I wanted to sit down and share with you the many things I/we have been seeing, feeling, hearing, and experiencing lately, it just wouldn’t come together. Trying to create or make something happen before its time just creates turmoil, chaos and frustration. I learned to pay attention to when I am getting ahead of myself and the energy. When I recognize what is happening, I leave things alone, do something else, and wait for “the moment” to appear…then take action. (The action part is key!) I realised what was actually happening: I was preparing for my “meet-up” with the words, the message, the energy of this moment, right now.
Hang in there folks, that moment you are waiting (and preparing) for is coming!
Originally written and emailed 09/19/2013
I had the opportunity to spend time in the fabulous Pacific Northwest the last couple of weeks in August, so I am finally getting a note to you for September…in time for the Full moon (today (7:00 a.m. EDT) and Equinox (Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 4:44 p.m. EDT). It feels important to share a few notes with you to help you be aware of what is going on and have a more gentle experience along the way, so I will keep this brief.
There is quite a bit of energy coming (to us all) right now. As we wind down summer, it’s kicking it up a notch (and then some), especially the next few days as our bodies (energetic, spiritual, physical, emotional, etc.) come into alignment…basically we are experiencing the birth of our Spirit! This is new for us all and is a very personal experience, which means it will be unique to each individual. Some are feeling it more intensely while others are just ‘waking up” (note: please be aware, especially of others, when driving. I am seeing many “woozy” drivers on the road and more accidents than usual. “Waking up” behind the wheel, ugh!). One of the best recommendations to ease through this time is avoiding engaging your mind or talking about your experience and just allowing the space for the energy to integrate and recalibrate. Create a gentle space for this to happen (being out in nature can be great at this time), avoid electronics, be with others who “get” it or can support the energy, rest (if it can wait, then wait…do it after you rest), nap…you get the idea. Take care of YOU!
So many of you are going through what appears to be “upheavals” (if you aren’t feeling it, you are probably seeing it)…moving, job changes, relationship changes, illness, deaths/transitions…these changes are manifesting to help each individual come into their purpose. Our Spirits are on a mission, so the path is clearing out the distractions to help us get there/here! It may not make sense in the moment, so do your best to be in Gratitude for the changes and/or experiences to keep the energy moving forward until everything comes into alignment. One day you can look back and say, “I see why that happened now and I AM so Grateful!”
A common theme in conversations lately is feeling alone or in a “void.” As I mentioned in August, you are unhooking from anyone or anything that does not serve your highest good and you are calling you “bits” back to you. Yes, this may feel uncomfortable having experiences, conversations and relationships on “pause” as you connect to you and get to know yourself. You are getting stronger and the You that will be coming out on the other side of this transformation will be beneficial in all areas and relationships in your life, as well as the world at large…keep going. Some of the fun changes I am seeing in folks who are starting to express their True selves are new haircuts, new wardrobes, new language, new cars, rearranging/redecorating (their homes/spaces, etc.). These changes say, “Hey world! I am finished hiding or playing small, so here I AM!” Love it!
I AM Grateful to be with you sharing this experience at this time.
Welcome to the “New” YOU!!!
Originally written and emailed 08/06/2013
We are definitely in the midst of something “new” and it seems to shift daily. I keep in mind that there are many who are new to the language and concepts being shared these days even though we “know” much of this at some deeper level. “Getting back to basics” has been coming up quite frequently, so I allowed additional time to come up with the words to share with you about what August has the potential to offer.
I AM finding myself recognizing the benefit of keeping it simple, the power of the “basics,” managing the fine are of Balance and centering within myself (which sometimes takes place several times a day, however, happening more quickly). Having a starting point and remember from where you came will enhance additional learning opportunities in the future. We all started with the basics at some point…school, sports, jobs, cooking, cleaning, driving, swimming, biking, marriage, parenting…you get the idea. When you allow yourself to go back and see what you already know and apply it to your life, then you can add to and/or enhance your knowledge base moving forward. Finding the places where you seek to keep up with or feel the need for approval/acceptance of another can help you recognize the imbalance of your thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, actions. We all feel, experience, see, etc. differently. It’s no longer about “keeping up with the Jones’,” it’s about coming home to YOU!
I have heard from several folks who have been feeling and experiencing the “upgrades” (which seemed to peak in July) and feeling them on every level (cellular, DNA and emotional)…feelings of heaviness, isolation and conflict (both internal & external) and many experiences changes in jobs, relationships, routines, roles, etc. along with increased feelings of FREEDOM! Everything is lining up and supporting YOU putting your dreams and intentions into action which is FREEing you to create new beliefs, rules and ideas of how life can be, as well as more FREEDOM to express yourself whether it is saying what you want or BEing who and how you want. Yes, you will find yourself seeing and slipping into old patterns, limitations and beliefs…there will be some grief, some anger, some sadness to clear out…all of this is surfacing to help you become more self-aware.
As difficult as it may seem when you are “in it,” CELEBRATE as you see and recognize it ALL…it will pass more quickly when you give yourself room and permission to feel your feelings. Taking care of yourself with gentleness and positive energy/influences will be quite beneficial. These highs and lows will continue for a bit (and intensify around August 12-20), then a shift will take place ushering in healing and nurturing energy to help us BE more receptive, perceptive and self-aware moving forward.
Self-care is pretty much a requirement these days, so find what works best for you, and keep in mind, what worked yesterday may change to something new today…go with it! Stillness and alone time (even 15 minutes) can be enough, so be aware that other people and/or over-stimulation will not be helpful!!! Pay attention if you notice you are feeling edgy around others and avoid “coping” for their sake, this will backfire for both of you and is an old pattern. We live in a “noisy” world and have a tendency to be “doers” and many people have shared with me that “stillness” is uncomfortable and challenging for them. For those that interpret these things as isolation, have Faith that the opposite will be the result. As you center and know yourself more fully and clearly, the more you will connect and join with other healthy, positive and SHINING people.
It has been a long time since we have been in “stillness,” yet the gifts will be found in stillness. Oh how many times I have heard, “I pray(ed) for an answer, but it just doesn’t com.” My question(s), “Have you quieted yourself to listen for the answer? Are you able to trust (and act upon) the answer you receive(d)?” As “doers,” we tend to believe if we are still, nothing is happening and that we must detail exactly how everything is “supposed” to unfold and/or come together…these are untrue! Letting go of HOW something will come together/work out/manifest is quite liberating. The details of HOW it comes to fruition will often surprise you. Remember when you were younger and would blow out the candles on your birthday cake and make a wish? Most likely you didn’t have a detailed list for your wish, you probably said something like, “I wish I had a new bike” or “I wish I would get a puppy.” That was it. When or how it came together was “in the wind” and in your childlike innocence you were open to whatever or whenever that may be. This is also how you pray. This will take practice on your part, keep at it, you will get the hang of it soon enough.
A gentle-man named Nicky Hamid posted this beautiful perspective on FaceBook yesterday. His words resonated and sang within me. It feels appropriate to share with YOU as so many of us are feeling this same way at this time.
Standing Alone Together
A question asked of me that reflects something many are going through:
When we choose to stop giving to certain people…do we stop caring for them? I have become so selective towards who I give out my energies to, I am now becoming more energized and have moved from a negative low, to a high that seems so natural. And now I find people listening to me.
Compassion resides in your knowing of the love that you are. It is your connection to all, so how could anyone be left out of your embrace. It is an ever expanding embrace and not an energy exchange. Nothing can be lost because everything is included. Stepping back into yourself is not stepping away from anyone. It is actually the revers.
Sure you feel a distancing, but this is merely the breaking of attachments and hooks and the freeing of yourself and the others to be themselves.
As you let go, surrender, everything comes easier. This is you stepping into your own energetic field.
This is YOU in the FLOW.
Your caring is not the giving of your energy, it is in the expression of your Self. Your heartfelt knowing guiding the love that you are. You will feel so different now, in the drawing away from so many people and in the unselfconscious sharing of who you are (your Truth). It will almost “hurt” in the freedom of it but will make so much sense. You will be “lifted up” as your soul comes Home to your immediate knowing. You “lighten up” in all sense of the phrase.
Less is more. No more “trying.” Life with the ease that trust brings. You cannot understand with your mind so surrender to the inner knowing, the knowing in the feeling of “rightness”. You are learning to “see” with the new eyes that open the heart.
The inner Glow and the outer Shine.
I Love you
(follow Nicky on FaceBook)
YES!!! Quite Beautiful!
Remember: BE calm. BE still. Watch. Listen. LOVE. Rest when and as much as you can.
YOU are in the FLOW!
Originally written and emailed 07/02/2013
Whether you are well into your journey or feel like you are just beginning, everything you have been doing to grow and know up to this point has helped prepare you for what comes next. This information can be a beneficial resource when things seem a bit “wonky” and may help you determine if what appears to be taking place in and around you is a unique experience for you or if we are likely experiencing as a whole, but are avoiding speaking about our experiences out loud. I encourage you to refer back to this throughout the month and go easy on yourself. :)
June was a great time of clearing, letting go, assimilating and practicing the fine art of Balance. Balance is key! Taking time to “play” and allow distance from distracting thoughts and situations can help give more clarity and perspective which readily allows for more growth and expansion. Read, play music, laugh, sing, dance, garden, explore, relax, daydream…give your body and your mid permission, space and support to do and BE in a different way. Are you spending equal time laughing, playing and relaxing as you are working?
As we are presented continually with opportunities of “letting go” of who and what no longer supports and enhances us…whether it’s thoughts, beliefs, relationships, patterns/habits…the gentleness of this time and energy is in place to support our decisions and helps us move forward with ease. Like finding an old sweater in the back of your closet and saying, “Hmmm, I didn’t know this was in here” and deciding it is time to clear it out and make room for something new, so are the choices for change in your own life and Being.
The idea of “letting go” of that which has been familiar and/or constant in our lives and venturing into the “unknown” can feel unsettling and we may even experience trepidation when stepping into this unfamiliar territory (and there is quite a bit of “unknown” taking place right now). Take heart my friends; this unknown is a beautiful thing.
Our imaginations have a tendency to run rampant and make up “road blocks” that aren’t even there. The more we practice quieting the “noise,” staying present, moving forward with FAITH & Gratitude, laughing, and consciously choosing how we experience our experiences, as we continue stepping into the unknown will prove to be beneficial practices in creating a more gentle journey in the long run. I have learned to laugh even more, especially when I know I don’t know what is happening or why and when the unexpected, “magical” or “miraculous” happens, it’s so much fun chuckling as if I just got the punch line (and sometimes that’s what it feels like).
Some of you may be experiencing a stillness that may feel like a holding pattern, and it just might be that. If this is your experience, FAITH comes in very handy in those moments. I have a hunch your wings are itchin’ to expand and soar. It’s quite OK to stretch them out now and again and then fine tune the areas needing attention…you will be flying high before you know it! Keep your thoughts and words positive and know that everything is getting into place and you are preparing for the moment it all comes together…it’s all there waiting and ready…are you?
As my favorite group, Dave Matthews Band, basically says in their song “You Might Die Trying,” in the past, choosing to do something might have felt BIG, however, once you have a “Go” at it now, you will most likely be surprised with the results and it will get easier the more you do it:
“To change the world start with one step
However small the first step is hardest of all
Once you get your gait you will walk in tall
You said you never did ‘cause you might die trying”
FREEDOM is yours as you celebrate the beauty and uniqueness that is YOU!
Give it a GO!
Originally written & emailed February 14, 2013
This morning, during the 11th hour on this day, Thursday the 14th of February 2013, my friend, companion, teacher, Love and pup, Amos, transitioned from this life to his journey to the next. It was a gentle, beautiful and peaceful experience celebrating freedom for him and his spirit and we were surrounded by Love, prayers and support through it all!!!
It began 12 years ago when he spent 3 days drawing me in with his cute little puppy eyes to take him home with me…it worked and I am MOST grateful, honor and blessed for his gentle invitation. That was always his way…his disposition was on of Great gentleness accented by assuredness, grace, healing, welcoming, playful, HUGE LOVE!!! He had a way of changing hearts and minds about any situation and getting people and dogs to calm or settle down, mostly by playing fetch with him. He touched the hearts of many and was a magnificent teacher to other dogs. He even managed to help those afraid of dogs to find comfort with him. He was a gentle giant sprinkled with Love Love Love!!!
We had many adventures together…car rides, parades, dog parks, visiting family and friends, playing with kids…we both helped each other grow and heal in many ways and found mutual strength, stability, protection, comfort, compassion, fun, joy, LOVE, guidance, and trust with each other. He was a very smart and wise dog, sometimes smarter than I could keep up with. Too many times I found myself reasoning with him…I would say we came up 50/50. LOL! He knew to check every bag that came into the house, even grocery bags, to find what new thing was for him. Such a good boy, he would only look for “his” things and leave everything else alone…awesome!
It was a long journey to get to today. One filled with tears of joy and sadness, conversations recalling where we had been and how far we have come. LOTS of I Love You’s, hugs an dpats, savoring each moment to find comfort and celebration in today’s experience. Even Henry, the cat and his best friend since the day after Henry was born, made sure to spend time, get cuddles and massages from Amos, sharing time, space and Love in their special way…such beautiful pals. :)
I AM Grateful to have had the opportunity to share so many years of life changing and Soul evolving experiences…looking back, he and I earned this moment of glory in celebrating his life, his support, his unconditional LOVE and his HUGE and gentle spirit!
Please join me in congratulating Amos on making it to the next phase of his journey!
You did it Pup!!! Shine on & Play on!!!
~ with infinite Love & Gratitude…your human, Kara & Henry <3
Originally written & emailed 12/20/2012
There are people in the world doing something quite amazing. You may be unaware of what they are doing on YOUR behalf right this very moment. I have had the honor of meeting and knowing several of these people up close and have been fortunate to learn through and with them and their example.
These people are your neighbors, co-workers, family, friends, business owners, public figures, but mostly they are strangers. They are often personal and quiet about what they do and are doing , but they are always doing it.
They are Warriors and messengers…they come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, economic status, races, religions, and beliefs, you may be in the same room with one right this very moment, and yet they all have similar goals in mind…mostly YOU! Really!!! Someone is thinking of YOU, Loving YOU, and praying on YOUR behalf right this very moment.
These people are Warriors and messengers of Peace, Love, Joy, Happiness, Knowingness, Awakening to the TRUTH of WHO YOU ARE…their life is a prayer for the environment, the animals, ALL mankind, especially YOU. They know what is possible and SEE the potential in YOU and the world and Pray for YOUR Greatest Good.
These people sing, dance, laugh, cry, fast, Pray, write, learn, teach, play, create, educate, meditate, inspire, encourage, and LOVE…ALL with YOU in mind and heart. Sometimes they gather in groups, meeting in their homes, classes, churches, parks, they organize events, concerts, speaking engagements…often they prefer being in sacred space with the Divine alone offering prayers and gratitude within their heart in the morning, afternoon, evening, while they are driving, while they are waiting in line at the store, throughout the day while they work, clean, cook, or help others, when they watch the news, read an email, type or read a text, while they meditate, while they sing, during times of JOY and sadness, and in more ways than I can imagine.
The prayers and messages of these Warriors are ones we have heard for generations, handed down from Teachers and Masters (Jesus, Buddah, Lao Tzu, etc.) of years gone by…LOVE, LOVE one another, LOVE yourself, BE Kind, BE Gentle, Forgive, BE!
Sometimes we ask these people to pray for and with us, but little do we know, they already are and are happy and willing to support YOU and YOUR prayers even more.
So please take a moment to go deep within your heart and send prayers and energy of LOVE, Gratitude and Appreciation to these Warriors and messengers…PRAY that they continue to have courage, Faith, Love, Peace on their journey and open YOUR heart to receive their prayers and energy in return.
PEACE and LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!
Shine on and Carry on!!!
*Originally written & emailed 12/15/2012
Recently, I decided to go on a journey. It took me many places and to many people along the way. I saw and felt things I hadn’t experienced or encountered in a long time and some of them were quite new to me.
I wasn’t sure where my travels would take me, but I was willing to explore as fully as possible taking in all the sights, sounds, smells and feelings in and around me each moment along the way. I didn’t have to bring anything; all I would need was already there. I had started this journey many times before, but this time I choose to experience it my way, to dive the deep waters, and explore each stopping point as completely as possible. It was a journey to discover and experience ME, my emotions, myself and my traveling companion was a little dog named Mimsy.
I encountered LOTS of emotions, memories, people, places, animals and things…where I had come from and where I was going. Many of the people I met on my journey were from past friendships, relationships and acquaintances; some were deceased…others moved on in their own lives, yet all remain in my memories. Most of the journey consisted of taking time to be with each person, place, animal, and thing so I could feel the emotions that still surrounded them. I laughed, I cried, I felt frustration, anger, gratitude, sadness, disappointment, appreciation, resentment, happiness, LOVE and forgiveness that had been stored within me, waiting for my attention and to be set FREE. Sometimes I talked with them, other times I just allowed us to be together in the moment. It was quite an adventure!
The journey allowed me to pay attention and notice how often I said “I Love You,” gave and received hugs, felt and expressed feelings, showed gratitude and appreciation, and enjoyed the beauty and Divine…it turned out I was fairly consistent doing all of these daily and often. At times I was surprised to find who and what I still held onto and mindfully considered whether I was ready and willing to let them or it go. My willingness to feel (and sometimes wrestle) all the emotions allowed for each experience to be more gentle than I imagined and celebrated each time the answer arrived at a “YES!!!” With each YES I felt lighter and lighter…it was hard work to go there and get there and I was willing to do whatever it took within me to do it…and ohhh how good it felt at the end.
Too often I see people who are scared, reticent, judgmental, etc. about feelings and emotions and spend more effort and energy avoiding them than experiencing them. These people appear to be unhappy, angry, scattered, stuck, lonely, or ill. I’m not sure who taught us or where we learned it was unacceptable, inappropriate or weak to feel, experience or show our emotions, but what I have learned is THEY GOT IT WRONG!
Feelings are part of the human experience. We have been given a gift if we choose to receive and experience it. I remember watching a movie in grade school…some of you may remember it…”Free To Be You and Me.” It showed a famous football player of that time, Rosey Grier, knitting then singing the song, “It’s Alright to Cry.” Guess what??? He was right…IT IS!!! We can cry, laugh, feel whenever it comes up and do so without excuses, explanations, reasons, or judgments…it’s true!!! When you take charge and allow yourself to feel whatever you need to feel, you feel lighter, stronger, and life becomes more manageable.
I found the BEST medicine for experiencing feelings and emotions to be quite simple…DO SOMETHING!!! Draw, write, clean, build something, take your dog for a walk, play, laugh, cry, create, sing, dance, call a friend, FEEL…make room for yourself and what you are feeling to move, give it an exit/expression, and be done with it! It doesn’t have to take a long time to get it out…and if it’s been awhile since you allowed yourself to FEEL, give yourself the space for the initial backlog to dump…it gets easier and more efficient the more you do it, just give it a try…and when opportunities come along where you give yourself permission to FEEL, use the experience to FEEL as much as possible and lighten the load for the next rodeo.
My journey has shown me I am an emotional being and a being with emotions and I CHOOSE to embrace that part of myself. I teach through my life experiences, so I choose to experience life so I can teach. I chose to travel this part of my journey with Mimsy and am honored to know and experience myself and the Divine through her.
Shine on and Carry on!!!
I LOVE YOU!!! ~Kara