How Embracing Our Passions Helps the World

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We all came here with a higher purpose: to learn, to experience, and to help others in life and through their life lessons. These show up as the passions within us, and they play out in many ways. Our passions always bring us joy, make us feel alive, and keep us feeling empowered. Leaning into our passions creates positive, uplifting vibrations within our being – which extends out into the world as we go about our daily life.

If your passion calls you to work for the betterment of people, animals, the Planet, or the world in general—do it! You will be bringing forth concrete efforts for change;

  • If your passion calls you to teach—become an educator! You are one of the lucky ones, as you will have the honor of guiding the next generation who have come at this time of the Shift fully open and aware of what the world needs;
  • If passion calls you to create a loving family—do it! The children you bring into the world will further our efforts to create a loving and compassionate world;
  • If you feel passionate about cooking, farming, or the food industry in general―embrace it! You will be nourishing people’s bodies, which nourishes their minds and souls;
  • If passion calls you to the business community, technical industry, or any other seemingly everyday job or career path—answer the call! You will be filling the needs of people in their day-to-day lives as well as those whose life purpose is to directly help others;
  • If you feel passionate about art, music, dance, writing, and so on—embrace it! You will be helping people connect to their heart spaces through the vibrations your creations hold.

It doesn’t matter what we do in life. What is important is that

we answer the call of our hearts, make conscious decisions, and

have passion for and bring integrity into all we do.

While embracing our passions helps the world in practical ways as we share our gifts, energy, and knowledge, it also helps raise the vibration of the Planet. As we embrace our passions we connect to the joy within. Joy has a quality of lightness of being.

We are living in a time planetary evolution. It is Humanity’s time to raise itself out of the depths of the denseness and limitation of the lower dimensions that we have occupied for eons where anger, power, greed, control, and divisiveness have reigned. It is time to embrace the lightness and expansiveness of the higher dimensions. It is our cosmic time to awaken.

Humanity is now going through a metamorphosis – the growing pains of that awakening. The conflict and chaos we now see around us and on the world stage are a result of the pushes and pulls of the new, lighter, loving, and inclusive attitudes we are being encouraged towards by universal energies smashing into the old attitudes and beliefs that still have a strong hold on many of us.

Choosing love over hate, compassion over criticism, acceptance over prejudice, harmony over conflict, and embracing what brings us joy helps to anchor in the lightness and expansiveness of the higher dimensions Humanity and the Planet are entering. And we all invited.

We can be dragged along kicking and screaming holding on to fear, blame, prejudice, divisiveness, selfishness, and unfairness, and creating conflict all around us. Or, we can come along gladly embracing the qualities of love, fairness, acceptance, and integrity, and create peace and harmony around us.

Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016,

updated December 2017

This article is based on and an expansion of various concepts in my book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and  Science.  The chapter titles are listed in the “Book Synopsis” of this website found at: https://yourjourneytopeace.com/book-synopsis/

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Below is a little peak inside “Your Journey to Peace ….”

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage … The Importance of Embracing Unity Consciousness: (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).

Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. They are set up to bring these misalignments from our True Self to the surface – for healing. This is why we find our close relationships so difficult.  (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Being somewhat enlightened means that we have some awareness of the cause and effect of our thoughts, attitude, and actions, and of our interconnectedness. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about ur and Gais’s Ascensions.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Abundance: How Being Open, Closed Off, or Creating Static Affect our Desires  

Abundance means different things to different people. Being comfortable in life, having a satisfying career, achieving our personal or monetary goals, or having love in our life and loved ones around us are a few of the common goals we aim towards or yearn for.

We have been taught that we have to work hard, struggle, and use all sorts of “tried and true” methods in attempts to achieve what we want, but we are now becoming aware that our thoughts and attitudes have as much to do with attaining what we want and desire as our efforts – maybe even more.

This is because our thoughts and attitudes engage universal powers, which hold far greater power than our efforts alone. Engaging universal powers give us access to universal abundance, which holds far greater possibilities than we could even imagine. However, to fully engage universal abundance, we must be open to it and abide by the universal laws in operates under. (Chapter 2, Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles outlines the laws that affect us and our everyday lives).

Our connection to universal abundance can be open, closed, or it can hold static whereby we send and/or receive muffled messages. To maintain what we have or attract what we want in life, we have to ensure we are aligning our thoughts, words, and actions with the Abundance Paradigm.

At some point in our lives I’m sure we have all experienced having limited funds and have had to be conservative and judicious to meet our obligations each month, or maybe could not even meet them. It is a really scary place to be. Below are three examples of how our attitudes may affect the outcome of being in a sticky financial situation.

We are open to the universal powers that can supply us what we need and want if we are realistic regarding our finances and have remained positive without being in denial; are grateful for what we have; if our thoughts and remarks anticipate an improvement of our circumstance; and if we maintain or proportionally adjust any donation promises we agreed to. We are then being optimistic and believing in the powers of the Universe to help us. This open channel keeps the possibility of receiving or attracting to us what we want alive.*

We are closed off from the universal powers that can help us with what we want if we have become obsessive about our financial situation and have developed negative thought patterns about it; if our comments are pessimistic about our state of affairs; and if we have become angry, stingy, or blame others for our situation and think life is not fair. These attitudes create blocks to our connection to the Abundance Paradigm and our requests do not get through. This also keeps a viscous circle going. We may then become desperate and think of, or even partake in, underhanded ways of solving our financial problems, which further distances us from universal help.

Static is created in our connection to the universal powers when our attitudes keep us in-between being completely open and completely blocked to them. This happens because we may still worry or fall prey to negative thinking but still try to remain optimistic and positive, and we may vacillate between positive and negative comments regarding our financial situation. As we have not completely severed our connection we may see somewhat of an improvement in our money problems, but these conflicting attitudes have created confusion in our being and thereby in our request for the improvements we want. The channel to the universal powers is not fully closed, but as there is static in our requests they may be unclear and/or the insights we receive to make what we want happen might be ambiguous or incorrect as they are based on confusing information.*

If we want to change our financial situation we have to align our whole being with the premises in the Abundance Paradigm, including our thoughts, words, and actions, and therefore our vibrations. Creating abundantly is our birthright. However, if we have thoughts like “I’ll never get out of debt or ahead in life,” we anchor that into our Life Matrix; if someone makes a suggestion for an outing and we cannot afford to join in and say something like “I can’t afford it,” “I never spend money on things like that,” or “I’ll never be able to afford that,” we immediately confirm our lack.

Negative declarations confuse any messages we may have already sent to the Universe. On the one hand, we may want something, request it, and even day-dream about it, but then the words we utter contradict the desire as the vibration attached to the pessimistic words throws a negating component into the mix. This also undermines in us the belief that the Universe can deliver what we want, thereby further blocking the energetic pathways to the Abundance Paradigm and the likelihood of these experiences materializing.

Conversely, positive affirmations such as “I’m in debt today, but know it will change soon;” “I would love to join you but can’t afford it right now;” or “That sounds like so much fun, maybe another time” confirms our desire to participate, even if we cannot afford it now. This invites in the likelihood of being able to partake at another time. Because we have started our replies on positive, hopeful notes, our vibrations emit the desire to the Universe, the belief it can happen, and so the potential for it happening is then born. Our energetic pathway to the Abundance Paradigm is open.

It may not feel right or comfortable having to make all these adjustments to our attitudes or thinking patterns. But we must! We actually request only tidbits of what the universe has in store for us, because have been unaware that we are meant to create our own reality, how to do it, and that love, joy, and feeling empowered are our inheritances. We have become caught in norms that Humanity created eons ago, and we unknowingly perpetrated them. We didn’t know how else to navigate life. But it is now our cosmic time to overcome these disempowering ways of living. Whereas our past history was based on fear, lack, greed, control, and unfairness, we are now ready to regain our own empowerment, and extend love, compassion, acceptance, and equality to all others – so they too can find their empowerment. But as these old ways of thinking are deeply ingrained into our psyches, we have to make conscious efforts to overcome them.

(Illustrations 7, 8, and 9 in the book give a visual of these Open, Closed, and Static concepts).

This article is based on the section “Abundance” in chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance in my book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and  Science.  Synopsis found at: https://yourjourneytopeace.com/book-synopsis/

© Rosemary McCarthy, December, 2017, updated February 2018

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Below is a little peak inside other parts of the book:

… Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

… Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

… Being somewhat enlightened means that we have some awareness of the cause and effect of our thoughts, attitude, and actions, and of our interconnectedness. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

… The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

… Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

… At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about Gais’s Ascension.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Copyright © 2016 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. You may copy, share and distribute this article provided that the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.yourjourneytopeace.com are included. You can reach me at e-mail: rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com. Blessings and thank you kindly!

The Importance of Cultivating Joy and Being Appreciative

Being able to tap into pure joy and being appreciative of what we have are spiritual tenets. The more we cultivate joy, the easier it is to tap into, and the more we are appreciative of what we have, more of the same will come into our sphere.

Modern society has become so caught up in wanting more, and most of the time we are running around so busy that we have lost our ability to feel joy and to appreciate the things that we have. However, this Shift is bringing with it impulses to cultivate joy and be appreciative, and so many of us are now realizing the importance of being joyful and appreciative and are turning away from drama, negativity, and continuous activity and becoming more thankful for the little things in life. Appreciation, joy, and gladness are even biblical premises.

I once read something a little girl wrote about joy and being “glad” that stayed with me. Her father had died and her mother remarried a pastor. Her stepfather treated her and her mother lovingly, and she recalled him saying that the word glad was in the Bible about nine hundred times. So this is what he had based his life and ministry on—being and living the tenets of gladness. He believed that God wants us to be glad and happy. We can live in gladness when we feel appreciative and express joy and happiness and all other attitudes that align with these precepts. Being grateful for opportunities and the small and large gifts God or the Universe has bestowed upon us is what embracing the Abundance Paradigm is all about.

We can be glad that something has transpired and appreciate being healthy and happy and having a family. We can appreciate living in a safe environment, be glad we have a job, and feel delighted to have healthy children. If we have lost our job, we can appreciate that we can relax for a while or see it as an opportunity to find a more suitable position, or maybe find one with less stress.

Although overcoming situations like these above examples would seem a big stretch for anyone who has experienced any life-altering situation or recently lost a job, as it certainly would be for me, it is always important to attempt to reach for some sort of appreciation, despite our circumstances. We can give thanks that we are still healthy so that when a job does turn up, we can accept it. We can also be glad that we have a working car or live near transportation that could take us to any job. Being appreciative, happy, or joyful (all aspects of glad) anchors in our appreciation of that vibration and keeps happiness and abundance directed toward us.

© Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016

This article is based on and an extension to the sub-section “Joy, Appreciation, and Abundance” which is part of the “Abundance” section of chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance.

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Below is a peek into a few other concepts in the book:

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

Our Relationships are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

This Shift and Ascension is bringing with it the impetus for sharing and equality for all―including the distribution of the earth’s resources so that all may live in comfort. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

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Copyright © 2016 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. To copy, share, or distribute this article simply ensure the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.yourjourneytopeace.com are included. You can contact me at: rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com. Blessings, and thank you kindly!

Six Steps that Guide Us to Being our Best Self

You can read more about the book this is based on by clicking on “Book Synopsis” above.

There are six steps that help us remove the blocks to our inner peace and harmony and to the truth of who we are. They play an important role in pointing us toward our more-positive Best Self by uncovering unconscious influences, false perceptions, and misinterpretations that engender ideas of who we need to be and what we need to do to be happy and feel peaceful and empowered in life.

1)Recognizing: At any point in life we may look at ourselves and realize I’m not happy; I don’t like myself; or I don’t like the direction my life is taking. The recognition that something is off may come about slowly, as small awareness creep into consciousness, or in the wake of a pivotal or life-changing event. Somehow we recognize that the way we are going about life is not working, or that our expectations are based on false premises.

2) Acknowledging: Once we recognize that something is off in our life, the next step is to look honestly at our expectations and our reactions, and to acknowledge that at least some of our life situations and frustrations may have more to do with how we navigate life rather than others’ around us or bad luck. This acknowledgement puts us onto the path toward healing and wholeness.

3)Understanding: As we allow these acknowledgements to surface, slowly we will be given insights so that we can start to connect the dots between our misperceptions and false beliefs and how we experience life. Once we get in touch with our feelings and connect the dots, we begin to understand how our false beliefs or perceptions and/or past hurts influenced our attitudes and that many of the frustrations we blamed on others or on life actually came from our own feelings and their respective reactions.

While this realization may come with mixed emotions, such as anger or embarrassment, this understanding will enable us to make peace with our past and how it influenced us, so that we can eventually move past its affect on us. This will have a huge impact on how we now feel. This understanding also brings with it the knowledge that we can affect the direction our life takes by making some attitude or life changes.

This is a good time to take up journaling, as putting words to our thoughts and feelings can help us understand and pinpoint issues we cannot easily access, and make connections to long-buried emotions. It also helps to talk things out with another person, be that a close friend, minister, professional, or a healing and sharing workshop that deals with our inner workings. At some point an internal shift begins to take place and with it an understanding of what is not working for us and why, and how to move in the direction of peace and happiness.

4) Forgiving: Self-forgiveness, forgiving others, situations, and the world is paramount in moving past what is keeping us from becoming our Best Self. We have all only ever acted from misperceiving who we are, as most of us have not been taught to connect to our True Self, and therefore have not acted from pure love.

Self-forgiveness:  No matter what “bad things” we have thought, believed, supported, done, or not done, we can turn our lives around and rise above what has held us in negative attitudes, what has hurt us or others, and what has kept us from being our Best Self. Self-forgiveness requires giving up and releasing guilt and shame, or any form of self-condemnation. These are only tricks of the mind which have no form or substance, as their underlying causes are in the past and should therefore be relinquished. However, to fully move away from self-condemnation we must shift our mental image to also see all others as forgiven and innocent. This aligns with the biblical phrase that “as you see others, so you shall see yourself.”

Forgiving Others: With the understanding that we are all just playing out the misperception of who we are through different forms of negativity and are thereby all innocent at our core, we are able to forgive those who wrong us. If we do not forgive, condemnation remains alive in our Life Matrix (definition below) and our unconscious will not fully allow for our internal forgiveness. Remnants of guilt and shame will continue to play out in our life in negative ways creating conflicts and/or more negative situations for us.

Forgiving Situations: This is also paramount to our inner peace, because when we make peace with our life situations, however they came about or by whom, we are creating peace in our Life Matrix and thereby inviting better or more peaceful situations into our life.

Forgiving the World: With the understanding that all of Humanity has lived under the misperceptions created by living under the shadow of duality created from our beginnings, we must forgive the world―individually and collectively for all that has happened and is still happening. This does not mean condoning the wrongdoings that have and still occur in the world, but to fully anchor in the connection to Our Truth, we have to make peace with all aspects of ourselves and others regarding all current and past world situations. It is still appropriate to act in ways to make the world a better place, but we have to leave judgment, blame, vengeance, and any divisive attitudes aside. Otherwise we will simply attract judgment, blame, and vengeance back into our spheres to be played out again and again within ourselves, our communities, and on the world stage. Any divisive attitude we hold onto like, we-are-better-than-them, will add to keeping the world, and its people, divided with separate, conflicting agendas.

5) Letting go: Releasing Emotions / Shifting Attitudes: Letting go entails releasing buried emotions. It creates a lightness in our being because it lifts emotional burdens allowing for more peace and joy to come through. Releasing negativities we unknowingly allowed in our Emotional Bodies rids us of their hold on us, which in turn shifts our attitudes, improves our reactions, and wards off our propensity towards neediness. Past issues not dealt with properly have a tendency to be dragged into the present through our unconscious influences and played out through our negative Default Position. These are reflected in our attitudes and behaviors and often show up as neediness. They also affect our thoughts of the future. (There are releasing techniques in the book to help get this process going as well as worksheets that aim to bring awareness to the misperceptions, inner beliefs, and attitudes we unknowingly created that are keeping us from being our Best Self).

6) Uncluttering the Inner and the Outer: External clearing out of unnecessary possessions is a beneficial adjunct to internal clearing of emotions and excess internal baggage. It also uncomplicates our lives which helps us to further align with our True Self. Hanging on to old stuff clogs our energetic field with the past and can keep us from fully moving forward in life. The lighter our past emotional attachments, the more room there is for the new us to come forth. The less complicated our lives, the less we have to navigate through to the peace within ourselves, and the less complicated our internal world. We were not meant to lead complicated lives as this leaves no room for joy and thereby distances us from our True Self.

 

Once we start to shift to a more-positive Default Position and our unconscious influences diminish, we will see improvements in every area of our lives. We will first notice this in the little things, such as being less reactive. For example, if someone cuts us off in traffic, we may still react, but will start to recognize that it is more our reaction that disturbs our peace not the event itself, and we will be less inclined to react negatively in the future. The more we practice this, the more we realize it works, and the more often we will react positively to situations. Our Default Position starts to shift.

Feeling less needy, we may start to notice that we no longer get angry or bury emotions from things that used to hurt our feelings, like when a friend cancels on us at the last minute. Life-altering situations like missing that great job opportunity or not getting the house of our dreams may still disappoint us, but we will not stay upset for as long as we used to, as our connection to our True Self has grown, instilling in us more contentment, confidence in life, and faith in the future.

As the small shifts develop within us, we will not be so inclined to dwell on current or past problems, thereby making room for more-positive outcomes. We will also notice that we feel more loving, or at least more understanding of people in our lives even though they have not changed or are still under the influence of the negative. We may also feel better able to express ourselves confidently, without anger, revenge, or fear of belittlement, and be able to walk away from situations that no longer serve our purposes, without regret or shame over why we stayed so long.

As we eliminate activities that stress us or those we are no longer enthusiastic about we become more energized and aligned with our True Self. Our habits will begin to change, and the Law of Attraction will reward the new vibrations this creates by allowing more life-affirming experiences into our spheres. If we finally find the courage to make necessary life-altering changes, we become more confident and fulfilled, as making changes for the better and taking control of our lives is empowering.

Life Matrix: Is the lens through which we see and navigate the world. It holds all our underlying perceptions or misperceptions and all our unconscious influences. It supports what we think we need to be, as well as what we think we need to do to uphold our perceptions, whether real or false. (chapter 1)

Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016

This article is an expansion of the section “Six Steps to Unravel What Is in the Way of Accessing Our Truth” from chapter 3, What We Can Do About It.

You can share this article with others using the © message below. When sharing through Facebook (link is below), the message automatically copies.

Below is a peek into a few other concepts in the book:

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift in attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction).

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).

The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Being somewhat enlightened means that we have some awareness of the cause and effect of our thoughts, attitude, and actions, and of our interconnectedness. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions. (Chapter 10, Ascension).

The Importance of Embracing Unity Consciousness (Conclusion).

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Copyright © 2016 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. To copy, share, or distribute this article simply ensure the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.yourjourneytopeace.com are included. You can contact me at: rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com. Blessings, and thank you kindly.

 

Relationships and Our “Love Languages”

This article has been updated. To see newest version, see here.

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We all have differing personalities and ways of navigating life. We all have varying emotional needs. Many of us are sensitive to how others treat and appreciate us and our efforts, and this is especially true in our intimate relationships. None of us are completely free of unconscious influences from our past that affect how we perceive life, and these can make extra sensitive. This shows up as our vulnerabilities, and affects how we perceive what our partner is saying or doing and how we respond to him or her. We may even seem overly needy to our partner if he or she doesn’t understand our vulnerabilities, or if they choose to minimize or brush them off a silly. This is why trust, communication, and creating a “safe haven” for each in the partnership to show the other their fears, emotional barometer, and vulnerabilities is vital. So is being sensitive to our partner’s needs – even if we don’t understand them. We all are somewhat needy for love, as most of us are not fully connected to the love within our True Self, so we all need to feel loved from those close to us.

We all have different ways we express our love to our partner, but we also have different ways we interpret love from our partner. What makes one feel loved, may seem like an empty gesture to another. This is because we all have our own internal way of feeling loved. Part of really showing our love to our partner is understanding and acting in accordance with what Gary Chapman calls our “love language.”(1)

If we were completely aligned to the love within us 100% of the time, we would not need any specific expression of our partner’s (or anyone else’s) love for us. However, as we are not all fully aligned with our True Self and are just doing our best to deal with our inner worlds and their unconscious influences, we need those close to us, and especially our spouse, to express their love to us in ways we can feel it.

In Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages, he tells us that learning our partner’s love language is paramount to understanding how to show them our love. Listed below are Chapman’s Five Love Languages. (1)

Love Language 1: Words of Affirmation: We are not often taught to use encouraging, kind, and humble words, so as adults we do not tend to use positive affirmations of love. Complimenting and showing appreciation to a partner who needs to hear love and appreciation voiced is fundamental in communicating our love to them. Receiving positive reinforcements makes them much more willing and motivated to fulfill their partner’s desires.

Love Language 2: Quality Time: For many, togetherness and quality time is vital to feeling loved. Having quality conversations and heartfelt sharing encourages intimacy for them, and listening attentively when he or she speaks from their heart is paramount.

Love Language 3: Receiving Gifts: Gifts are important in relationships because they are tactile and visual symbols of love, particularly if our partner requires physical manifestations as a sign of our love. So bringing them gifts, especially for no reason at all, as well as ensuring we know what they would like as a gift makes them feel loved.

Love Language 4: Acts of Service: The act of being served is how some partners feel loved. Both small and large gestures will please a partner who feels loved by being served. Small gestures like making him or her supper for no reason, keeping their car fueled up and washed, or offering to babysit so our partner can get away with the guys or gals keeps him or her feeling loved and appreciated. He or she will then be able to respond more lovingly.

Love Language 5: Physical Touch: Any act of physical touch will express love to someone who requires touch as an indicator of love. A simple brush as you walk by, a hug or kiss as you leave or come home, or a massage for no particular reason will keep the necessary physical communication open that the other needs. A healthy sex life is paramount to the partner whose love language is touch. (1)

We must also understand that any attempt or gesture to show our love to our partner should be appreciated as such, even when it is in ways that do not fulfill our particular love needs. When living at our highest potentials we would not need any outward signs of our partner’s love for us as we would be getting that from our connection to our True Self. However, since most of us are not there yet and have been programmed to get our love cues from the external, until we find our way back to wholeness it is important to recognize how our partner feels our love. At the same time, we must show appreciation to our partner for any effort he or she makes to show their love and appreciation, no matter how feeble their attempt seems to us.

Endnote

(1) Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 1992), 37–121.

© Rosemary McCarthy, October, 2016

This article is based on and an expansion of the sub-section “Expressing Our Love” within the main section “Making It Work” from chapter 5, Relationships.

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Below is a little peak at other concepts discussed the book:

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

The need to fill a void within ourselves manifests itself in the demands we put on others or in our incessant striving for material possessions and status.  (Chapter 1, Why We Are the Way We Are)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts.  We manifest together so that we can help each other in life, but also to work our unconscious influences. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Most Common Ways Parents Block Communication with Teens

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Open and honest two-way communication is vital with teenagers, and real listening paves the way for honest communication to develop. As parents we may think we are hearing and listening, but often we are not. We are only listening on the surface level. We may also be projecting our fears, limiting beliefs and possibly outdated values on our teens.

We must remove our fears and limiting beliefs from the formula and trust the innate characters of our teens. We must communicate openly and honestly with them to get past the surface issues that stand between us. We can express our fears to them, but must do so without anger and strong emotions ensuring they know we ultimately trust them explaining that it is normal for parents to worry a bit. At the same time, we must give them the space to honestly express themselves – without fear of our anger or criticisms.

Between their physical changes, hormonal fluctuations, heightened emotions, and willingness to do almost anything to have friends and fit in, it is often frustrating, confusing and heart-wrenching all at the same time for parents to be the bystander of their teen’s emotions, attitudes, and behaviors. Caught between childhood and adulthood, teens need and demand the freedom to explore who they want to be, but also need the acceptance, support, and unconditional love of their parents—if and when they ask for it. Teens often act childlike, but demand to be treated with the maturity of the young adults they are growing into. Parents, confused and frustrated by these conflicting messages and their teens’ erratic moods and behaviors, become worried, critical, and impatient, and often vacillate between telling them what to do and enveloping them in smothering love.

Many adults and parents have not learned to communicate honestly and patiently themselves, and these skills are even less developed in teens. So it is important to be aware of what messages we are and are not giving our teens with our communication styles and listening abilities – and how they are interpreting them. As parents, we must ensure that the flow of communication is not blocked by our attitudes and our demeanor. Even our slight mannerisms and subtle body language can give our teen a message that will make them shut us out, breaking down true and honest communication.

In Hear Me, Hug Me, Trust Me, Dr. Scott Wooding suggests that parents often block the flow of good communication with their teens without realizing. He says the four most common attitudes parents fall prey to that block the flow of communication with their teens are: (1)

Interrupting: The teens Dr. Wooding interviewed told him that before they are finished explaining their parents often interrupt them with a barrage of questions, advice that sometimes turned into a lecture, and irrelevant points from their own lives. In addition to not interrupting, Dr. Wooding suggests that parents focus on content rather than delivery because teens also said that expressing themselves was hard, and they often felt criticized for their mannerisms or if a slang word slipped out.

Making Judgments: Other teens told Dr. Wooding that their parents destroy the dialogue by making instant judgments, deciding how best to solve the issue, or jumping to conclusions. The teens said they would be more willing to share issues with their parents in the future if they were given the airtime to explain fully.

Showing Emotion: Dr. Wooding tells us that when facing frightening or very disappointing news, parents who become highly emotional, tease their teens’ choices, or bark out questions, which only add fuel to an already-stressful situation. He explains that as parents we need to know what is going on but must remain calm rather than always making our teens feel wrong.

Not Understanding: One of the common complaints teens have in speaking with their parents is that they tend to bring their own experiences into the picture. Parents have to understand that their children’s lives, issues, struggles, and temptations are different than theirs were, and they don’t understand. One comment a girl made to Dr. Wooding was that the parent doesn’t remember what it feels like to be young, so they aren’t able to identify with how she felt. (1)

We have to step back from controlling our teens and knowing everything about their lives. Parents have to realize that teens need their privacy, and will do what they want anyway. When we show our teens we trust them with our attitudes and behaviors, they will trust us with their deepest concerns and worries. And we need to empower them. We have to give them the space to make mistakes and to learn from them.

It is in allowing teens to make decisions that they gain the confidence they need in themselves to become adults, and to learn from any bad choices. And although we must still guide our children, we now do so by demonstrating maturity in showing respect, forgiveness, and by allowing for good, open, and honest communication with them, and with those around us. This encourages the development of character and life skills so that they can gain the wisdom and develop the integrity necessary in order to move into adulthood with maturity and accountability.

Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016.

This article an expansion of the sub-sections “Communication and Real Listening with Teens” and main section “Teens and Young Adults” from chapter 5, Relationships.

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… Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

… Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

… We Must Grow Up to Become the Parents Our Children Need (Chapter 5, Relationships)

… Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction) (Chapter 5, Relationships),

… We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

.… The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

… Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

… At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Endnote:

(1) Scott Wooding, Hear Me, Hug Me, Trust Me (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003), 40–5.

Five Masters and their Different Aspects  

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To be happy, feel peaceful, and have harmony in our lives we have to make peace with (forgive) all aspects of ourselves (including our upbringing, our past, or current life situations), offer understanding to those around us, and to forgive the world as a whole (for what has gone on and what is still going on). We also have to make peace with the religion we were born into. We don’t have to embrace it, but we do have to let go of any angst connected to it and forgive how any of the original messages of its Master were corrupted. We also have to forgive what has gone on, what may still be going on, and what any of its representatives have done in its name that is not of love.

With the understanding that we are all just coming from a place of being misaligned from the love within (brought on from a decision made eons ago that we have no memory of, but that has been perpetrated throughout Humanity’s history), we can forgive ourselves and others – for what we have or have not done. We can also forgive the world for all that has transpired: cruelty to each other, the abuse of power and inequality put upon the less fortunate by those who wielded it, and how we misrepresented the Masters’ messages.

Over time, many of the messages of love, compassion, acceptance, fairness, and forgiveness they taught that unite us were replaced with those of judgment, prejudice, greed, hate, and cruelty that divide us – to such an extent that we killed each other for not following the rules we had made up. The term Holy Wars is the greatest example of an oxymoron.

Our more recent history has shown that judgment, abuse, cruelty, monetary corruption, and divisive attitudes are still widespread in many religious bodies, but this is starting to change. As society is recognizing the importance of being more accepting towards others and our differences and more and more of the abuse towards individuals is brought to the forefront, people are demanding change and reconciliation – we are ready to return to the true messages the Masters taught.

We all emerged from a Oneness – the universal God-energy – made up of light and love, and we all still hold a spark of it within us. The Masters came forth as rays of universal light from this Oneness with messages of unconditional love to help us re-connect to this universal light and love held in our hearts. This spark of light and love is now buried deep within our hearts as the darkness we unknowingly erected and perpetrated because of how Humanity evolved overshadows it. However, it can be rekindled, and this is what the Masters came to teach us to do. 

The Masters came to us through different rays of the Oneness, but they all embodied all its expressions of unconditional love. And as they came to us at different times and into different cultures their teachings held different slants. The different nuances in their teachings affected the focus of the religions that emerged later. (Illustration #20 “12 Rays Within the Illusion” in the book shows how each of these rays manifested outward separately).

Below is s brief description of some of the differences and similarities in five Masters who came to us. My explanation of them and the religions/followings that later developed is but a simple overview to show the subtle differences. This is helpful to our understanding of the different concepts highlighted in the various religions or by the followers of prophets and philosophers. It also elucidates how and why people can find personal and spiritual guidance from all of them.

Lau Tzu is commonly known to have brought us the Tao Te Ching, which focuses on embracing simplicity and suggests that we must empty ourselves of all egoic thoughts, ideas, and longings so the Tao, the primordial energy of the Universe, can flow through us. Although Taoism does not promote vegetarianism per se, its respect for all living things encourages the eating of pure, clean, energy-giving foods to promote health and longevity. This includes eating only meats that are raised in humane ways, as Taoists believe the body takes on the energy of the killing.

Krishna is thought to have inspired the Samkhya and Vedanta ways of life, which in turn later became the main philosophies of Hinduism. These teachings promote personal transformation through worship and devotion, by addressing our negative emotions and egoic passions, and through service to mankind, which they advocate is the greatest expression of our love for God. Although not all sects of Hinduism promote vegetarianism, most do. Buddhism has many of its roots in Hinduism.

Jesus is perceived by many as the prophet the Jewish people had been asking for. He brought us his message of love, forgiveness, and acceptance of all our brothers and sisters—whatever their station in life. His followers brought us Christianity, and practitioners are encouraged into prayer, worship, and helping their fellow man. Christianity does not promote vegetarianism, although some follow the ancient Abrahamic tradition of abstaining from pork.

Muhammad is considered by Muslims to be the last prophet from the Abrahamic line of great prophets. He aimed to unite the people of the area under one God, as many had strayed back to worshipping many gods and idols. He is known, loved, and followed for his promotion of social and political justice, and the Sufi sect considers his gracious character and faithfulness more important aspects to emulate than the external facets of his teachings. Although Muslims do not necessarily advocate vegetarianism, true followers abstain from alcohol and pork.

Confucius is not considered a true prophet by many, however he deeply impacted China for many centuries, and many still embrace his philosophies. He promoted adhering to positive attitudes and behaviors, good moral judgment, and ethical ideals rather than strict rules. Like Taoists, those who follow the teachings of Confucius are not necessarily vegetarians, but they do adhere to clean and healthy eating habits.

Many people find it valuable to look to a Master and to his or her teachings for guidance. The act of worshiping a Master or guru was created to open us up to the love within. Those I mentioned above, or any other being we invite to help us serve as symbols of love, and we use them until we no longer feel the need to do so. As we increasingly embrace higher-vibrational attitudes and begin to access the fourth, fifth, and higher dimensions, we will no longer feel the need to call upon them as much, as we ourselves will feel the connection to the love they represent and are guiding us to find within ourselves, without the need for them as symbols to access it.

This article is an extension of section “Masters Came to Us as Different Aspects of the Oneness” from chapter 7, Science, and is based on various concepts in the book. The chapter titles are listed in the “Book Synopsis.”

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All Humanity’s issues arise from the false belief of our separateness from Source. (Introduction)

Our personal and collective attitudes have shaped our past, affect our present, and create a blueprint for our future. (Introduction)

Humanity’s history has been based on conditional love. This has created conflicting messages within us because we extol the virtues of love, but do not uphold them. (Chapter 1)

Somewhere deep within the crevices of our mind lies the cellular memories of the original feelings of living within a harmony-ruled paradigm, and so it remains a longing deep within us. (Chapter 1)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

We have been detached from and unaware of the unconditional love that is at the core of our being. (Chapter 4, Along the Way.)

Don’t wallow in what you have or haven’t done—don’t get stuck in the darkness! (Chapter 4, Along the Way.)

Couples are usually just smashing into each other trying to get their needs met. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Our relationships are affected by our presumed need to maintain our masks of fear. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We yearn for intimacy in our relationships, but the playing out of our unconscious influences drives wedges between us. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

 The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. Our turbulent weather patterns are the result of her cleansing herself. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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A Spontaneous Kundalini Rising Experience

What is the Kundalini?

The Kundalini is an Eastern term to describe the awakening of a spiritual force brought on by an expansion of consciousness into higher levels of awareness. Often described as a coiled energy located at the base of the spine, the Kundalini can awaken gradually after years of spiritual focus, during a deep meditative practice, or as a spontaneous event.

Many serious spiritual or religious practitioners may never experience the Kundalini rising, as it is a process that requires many lifetimes of practice and must be in alignment with what we are to achieve spiritually or to teach in this lifetime. And not everyone’s life path will include the awakening of the Kundalini, as we all bring forth different energies and have varying purposes, much like the masters did, whose teachings all came through with a different slant and audience.

In the Eastern practices, attempts at Kundalini rising is a serious matter, and the tools are only offered to serious students of meditation and self-cleansing. A mentor is always involved. A spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini can be frightening. Around 2002, when I was working on acknowledging and releasing my unconscious influences and boldly making statements to Spirit, I had a frightening experience that was later explained to me as a spontaneous rising of the Kundalini.

My Kundalini Rising Experience

In my effort to find my empowerment and reach for qualities I knew were latent in me, I made a list (a common recommendation) of who I wanted to be in life. My list filled two lined sheets of paper including empowering comments like, “I want to feel joy in all that I do,” “I want to release what is holding me from my full potential and find my life purpose,” and “I want to be patient and loving toward my children.” Some statements were general while others were more detailed. I also included some things I wanted in life.

One morning sitting on the floor after my meditation, I took out the list and read it loudly and fearlessly proclaiming to the Universe all that I wanted to be and do. Just as I finished, I sensed an energy surge through my upper back and up my neck, and then felt something like the head of a snake reach into my head. This was so powerful and I was so unprepared for it that I fell to the ground and lay there, bewildered for a while. It scared the living daylights out of me because I had no idea what I had experienced as I was not engaging in (and still do not engage) in very esoteric practices. I tried to call my mentor but could not reach him. After a while I got up and took it easy for the afternoon, but the effect of this experience stayed with me for quite some time. In fact, I think it shook me out of my propensity for a crazy, chaotic life. My attitude about life changed around that time.

Powerful Spiritual Practices Require Guidance

Any powerful spiritual practice, such as raising the Kundalini or doing the lessons of A Course in Miracles, need to be given appropriate consideration. Although seemingly simple from an outside perspective, as there are no physical signs that anything is changing, they evoke potent spiritual forces that aim to undo the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. This can have at least a temporary destabilizing effect. Unseen universal forces are very powerful. This is why it is suggested we engage gurus, mentors, or other spiritual teachers when undertaking a spiritual journey.

Other religious practices, such as receiving the Holy Spirit in Christianity, are given proper consideration, as a priest or minister oversees the process. I was once witness to a ceremony to receive the Holy Spirit. The participant was asked whether she wanted to invite the Holy Spirit in, and the attending minister made the request, saying that she was prepared and ready to receive. While making a gentle gesture over her head, he asked that the Holy Spirit calmly come upon her.

Many yogis and teachers of meditation and yoga believe we should not attempt to raise the Kundalini—that it should not be awakened. They believe that we came into this world with it closed and that awakening it is an intense esoteric practice that can have detrimental effects, as some may have difficulty getting along in the world afterward.

This article/blog post is an expansion to sub-section “The Kundalini” from the section “Concepts” in chapter 6, “Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, and Prayers” of my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and  Science.  The chapter titles are listed in the “Book Synopsis” found at: https://yourjourneytopeace.com/book-synopsis/

Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016, updated January 2018

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Points to Staying on the Good Path / Keeping the Process Going

There are many important points to remember and tools we can adopt to keep us on track to finding our Best Self.

Observe Chosen Practice(s) to Align to Your True Self

If you find yourself slipping into old negative feelings, attitudes, or behaviors, bumping up your practice, reading, rereading, or listening to uplifting or spiritual material will strengthen your resolve and uplift you.

Develop a Short Aligning Practice

Short thirty second to one-minute practices repeated many times a day can calm you and help connect you to joy―important elements in accessing your True Self and becoming your Best Self. And these need not be formal or esoteric.

We can simply take a few moments and breathe in and out deeply, appreciate something that brings us peace like a majestic tree, beautiful garden, or sparkling lake, the beautiful view from atop a tee at the golf course, or simply gazing at fish swimming in their tank.

Tap Into the Love and Joy Within

Finding and embracing love, beauty, and joy in everything we see and do keeps our connection to our True Self and to the Universe open and strong. It is our raison d’être. In A Thousand Names For Joy, Byron Katie tells us that when she picks up, feeds, and wipes her granddaughter’s face “I do this not only for me, but to me as well.” (1)

(This article/blog post is based on concepts in my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. Book Synopsis is found here).

Archetypes Act As Conduits to Help Us, and to Strengthen Latent Qualities Within Us

Keep Releasing Sessions Light

Releasing what is blocking us from becoming our Best Self is vital. However, we must remember that once our releasing session is over, we need to forget about what may have come up so that the healing can happen within our unconscious. Spirit will look after the details of our internal healing.

Self-examination is not about getting stuck in the details and muck of our old stories; nor is it about amassing more shame or guilt over what we have or have not done. We must not over-analyze or wallow in our pasts—do not get stuck in the darkness.

Should you find yourself falling into the trap remind yourself that recognizing you have is a big and positive step, and then simply forgive yourself. Years of conditioning cannot be immediately undone, but it is not as big a climb as we may think.

Being Present; Living in the Now

The importance of living in the present, or in the Now, is based upon the fact that the past is the past and at that time, it was experienced in the Now. The future will also be experienced in the Now. When we attune to the experience at hand and revel in every moment as it unfolds, we will discover the joy of just being.

Stay Mindful

Continue to practice conscious mindfulness to remain aware of when you are aligned or misaligned from your True Self. We can use the observing-ego technique to step back and assess how we are being at the moment, or we can journal to trace how we navigated life that day. These practices help us become aware of how we were misaligned from our True Self, so that we can adjust our attitudes if necessary.

Practicing Nonresistance; Loving what Is

Nonresistance to and allowing what is without resisting it are vital to finding peace of mind.

Byron Katie expresses the notion of nonresistance by suggesting the importance of loving what is, also the title of one of her books, and it is within the neutrality of its allowing, with no judgment or resistance, that we find inner peace.

Resistance, the antithesis to nonresistance, requires energy. In A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle explains, “Resistance endows the world and the ego with a heaviness and an absolute importance that makes you take yourself and the world very seriously … misperceived as a struggle for survival, … it becomes your reality” making life seem hard. (2)

In You Can Heal Your Life, Louise L. Hay suggests we can help ourselves release resistance to events and changes that we may find difficult to accept by telling ourselves:

“I see any resistance patterns within me only as something else to release. They have no power over me. I am the power in my world. I flow with changes taking place in my life as best I can. I approve myself and the way I am changing.” (3)

Dealing with Fear As We Change

Fearful voices from the past or anxiety about the future that surface to our consciousness can be avoided if we remember that we chose to embark on this path because we were looking for a better way.

And Spirit is on board with us as we undertake this sacred work of our journey back to wholeness. Still, changing the inner world we created to protect ourselves can be scary. Inelia Benz’s fear-processing exercise can be helpful. The link is below in the endnotes.” (4)

Find Words to Explain to Those Around Us

Once we embark on a journey to finding peace in our lives the new attitudes, practices, or ways of being we develop may confuse or frighten our friends and family. They may fear our changing will affect them. It is important to let them know that we are working on bettering ourselves.

They still may question us or become sarcastic or critical, and even if they are genuinely concerned for us, their questioning can undermine our efforts.

We may not even be able to understand what is going on with us, so articulating it to others will be even harder, especially under their scrutiny. Carefully choosing words can be helpful.

Words like “I can’t explain exactly what is going on with me, but something is shifting, and I have to figure it out,” or “I need to listen to my current inner urgings” when going through what we don’t even understand is helpful.

So is practicing little phrases in advance. Some people even keep cue cards handy.

Use Visualizations

Visualizations can help us get unstuck from stress, negative influences, or can help reset our mind-set and path. We can ask Spirit or our higher Self to give us one, or we can conjure up our own using a symbol or invoking a deity we are comfortable with. There are a few at the back of the book.

This article is an expansion of section “Points to Staying on the Good Path / Keeping the Process Going” from chapter 4, Along the Way.

Endnotes

(1) Katie, A Thousand Names for Joy, with Stephen Mitchell (New York NY: Three Rivers Press, 2007) 197.

(2) Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (New York: Plume, 2005), 208-9.

(3) Louise L Hay, You Can Heal Your Life, (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2004) 62.

(4) Inelia Benz, “Inelia Benz: Fear Processing Exercise,” Golden Age of Gaia, posted by Steve Beckow, August 11, 2011,  is found here 

–  Rosemary McCarthy©,  October 2016, updated April, 2018

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Below is a peek into a few other concepts in the book:

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift in attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).

We manifest together in our families to help and support each other in life, but at the highest level, our relationships are intended to give us opportunities to work through our unconscious influences. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Being somewhat enlightened means that we have some awareness of the cause and effect of our thoughts, attitude, and actions, and of our interconnectedness. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions. (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Universal Truths and the Masters Messages Come to Us in Many Ways

Portals and Vortexes

Portals and vortexes are energetic openings. Solid forms, such as powerful artifacts like the Arc of the Covenant, megalithic structures like Stonehenge, and high-level energetic stones, crystals, or technologies have been imbued with powerful alchemic energies and act as portals or gateways to other dimensions.

Certain places can also act as strong energetic gateways, and portals can open in areas where a sacred event was held. Places that were once gateways can and have maintained their energetic openings, such as in Machu Picchu. Cosmic alignments also cause gateways to other dimensions to open during certain time frames.

Throughout Humanity’s history portal openings have been given to us so that we can step out of the limited 3rd dimensional awareness we have been stuck in for so long. These openings allow our consciousness to expand.

When in a state of expanded consciousness, we sense, feel, and become aligned with the universal love and Oneness we emerged from, and are still a part of. This helps us attune to our True Self, which motivates us to become our Best Self.

This connection to our True Self allows us to find peace within our self, encourages us to do the things that bring us joy, inspires us to reach for our dreams, and guides to find our soul/life purpose. As we have been attuned to the universal love and Oneness around us, we are able to recognize it in others.

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Our relationships improve and we experience more harmony in our lives, because we are able to extend the love we have experienced and the compassion and understanding this brings with it to those we come in contact with.

Portals to the higher dimensions are imbued with healing energies. These create impulses in us to release fears, limitations, and what we no longer need to hold onto to feel safe. They allow for new ideas to come through us or to be brought to us.

The energy of portals to the higher dimensions allows what is not of love, within us or about others, to be recognized and acknowledged. We can then deal with what is keeping us from accessing the love within, or love and understanding for others.

Although portals are powerful energetic gateways to the higher dimensions in the Universe, we have  access to any of the 12 levels within the 3rd dimension Humanity has occupied for eons (of the 12 within our Universe).

The vibrational signature of our Life Matrix* (see below for definition) dictates where we reside within our 12 dimensions. However, we can move through the various levels in our lifetime, and even on a daily basis, by the vibrations our thoughts and attitudes create.

Our Energetic Vibration Dictates in Which Dimension We Reside

When we are angry, cruel, unfair, judgmental, lash out at and/or blame or hate others, or are constantly creating chaos around us we are existing within the lower echelons of the 3rd dimension.

When we are contended and life is going our way and is reasonably harmonious, we are existing within the middle levels of the 3rd dimension.

And when we are happy, joyful, perfectly contented, are able to create the life we want, and can extend love and compassion and live harmoniously with others, we are existing on the highest levels of the 3rddimension.

We can live our entire life within the lower levels of the 3rd dimension, at the middle levels, or at the highest levels. And at any point in life we can shift levels, either for a short time, or never return to our previous level.

What we do, what we watch, and who we hang out with can also affect our vibration. Engaging in lower vibration activities, such as aggressive video games, or even witnessing harshness or cruelty on TV can lower our vibration.

Being engaged in higher vibration activities, such a light-hearted gathering with friends or family, listening to beautiful music or an inspiring talk, or watching an uplifting TV show can raise our vibration. So can laughter, prayer, meditation, yoga, etc., or being in nature.

Depending on where our energetic vibrations are from moment to moment, we can even vacillate between different levels within a day.

For example, if we are generally happy and contented but something triggers anger in us and we remain angry and fall into blame, judgment, or revenge scenarios we have tumbled down a few levels.

The reason it is so important to override these or any other negative attitudes and their behaviors is that we can get stuck in the negativity of the lower levels.

Until recently it has not been commonly known or understood that negativity breeds negativity, or that positivity breeds positivity. Our thoughts and attitudes create vibrations and wherever these land us within the dimensions becomes our current set-point.

The lower dimensions are dense and murky and weigh us down emotionally. This makes it harder to be positive. Life seem more difficult existing in the lower levels of the 3rd dimension, partly because of its denseness, but also because our vibrations attract more of the same, so negativity surrounds us. The lower dimensions are also harder to override, as the murkiness holds us down.

The higher dimensions are lighter and energize us. They make it easier to be loving and positive. Life seem easier existing on these higher levels because of their lighter energetic makeup, but also because we attract more positivity around us. And the ease, joy, and lightness of existing in these higher dimensions inspires us to reach to even higher levels.

We Can Create Portals to the Higher Universal Dimensions

Portals, vortexes, or energetic pathways can also be created through a concentration of positive energy during a gathering.

The energy that is created and uplifts us from an inspiring speech, sermon, or spiritual gathering, at a great music concert, the perfect sports move or performance that awes us, or an event that brings us together for a good cause, all create portals or vortexes from the accumulated energy of the participants and spectators.

Through the experiences these bring us we are reminded that our hearts can expand to feel more than what our every-day living allows.

Rick Hansen offers an inspiring example of how the energy created by embracing a higher purpose can move us and expand out heart-opening.

In May 1987, I was in Vancouver the week Hansen was finishing up his eighteen-month Man in Motion World Tour of over thirty countries. His dreams of being an athlete and of an adventurous life abruptly changed at the age of fifteen when he lost the use of his legs in an accident.

After many years of struggling with this new reality, he eventually became fueled by a vision of bringing awareness to and creating better accessibility for those in wheelchairs, and set out on this tour. I didn’t know much at all about him or the details of his trek, but I was in Vancouver as he was to arrive in town on the final leg of the tour, and I stood in the crowd and waited for him to appear.

As he approached, a heightened excitement welled up in me. This surprised me greatly. I had not yet embraced any spiritual concepts or practices that could account for this, but later when I had, I realized that this heart-opening I experienced had come from him and what he had created. Hansen may not have been a religious or spiritual master, but I could certainly sense the uplifting energy that surrounded him.

With his authenticity of purpose, he touched many with his fearlessness, courage, and the awareness he brought to the issues of paraplegics. At the same time his energetic output created a vortex around him that allowed witnesses to experience heart-openings they may not have even been aware they could tap into.

Hard work, determination, and purposeful energetic focusing can also create a vortex. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a palpable positive energy was created by the Russian figure skaters. Evgeni Plushenko was the first to skate in a group event, and as soon as the music began, he surged with confident energy.

Throughout the performance, the audience was so silent and captivated you could hear a pin drop: his skating was flawless. Plushenko’s moves were perfectly in step with the music and together this created a perfect rise and fall of sensitivity and intensity, culminating with the music intensifying urging him to a dynamic conclusion.

As the other Russian skaters took to the ice during the same event, they also performed with that perfect combination of energy and confidence. While witnessing this, I thought that these Russian skaters must have had strong guidance individually and as a group to create such positive, uplifting vibrations.

Kurt Browning, the announcer, voiced exactly what I felt by saying something to the effect that these Russians were working at such a high level that they had “created a vortex.”

Cosmic Portals

Throughout history many cosmic portals have opened up. The energetic openings around these time frames created an atmosphere for spiritual awakening, and they brought forth great teachers to guide us. And although comic portals are often associated with specific dates, like with December 21st, 2012, the powerful energy they bring with them that creates the impetus for change and spiritual growth can last for years, decades, or even centuries.

Around 400–500BC the Greek truth-seekers in the West and Buddha in the East brought their new ideas and philosophies to us. 2000 years ago, Jesus appeared with his teachings of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Later on, around 600AD Muhammad came along with his message of unity and that we must show mercy and compassion for all mankind, even the animals.

The years around 1400–600AD offered great opportunities for change. Martin Luther challenged the limitations the Catholic church had put on its devotees, disputed the need for sacrifice to attain salvation, and under this premise broke away from the established church to start a new one.

This Renaissance period brought us many artists whose works could break through the barriers of our hardened hearts, giving us the opportunity to see life and others through a softer lens.

The cosmic portals to the higher dimensions that were created through all these time frames were aimed to help us override our propensity to see ourselves, others, and the world through the limitations and harshness of our 3rd dimensional perceptions.

The energy these portals brought forth was carried forward creating a snowball effect, and although most people at the time did not embrace the changes, new ideas, or philosophies proposed, they are still considered periods of great enlightenment because the impact of these cosmic time frames is still influencing us.

More recently, the powerful cosmic portal openings of the 1960’s and of the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 (which lasted until December 2012) brought impulses to overcome what is negative within us –  individually and as a collective.

This encouraged us to recognize, unearth, and bring to attention what is not of love. The recent focus on addressing the abuse, prejudice, and corruption that has been prevalent in our society is due to this powerful cosmic force.

Even more recently, another major portal opened in December 2012. Many say this portal is ushering in a time called the Shift, and it is aimed to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions – a time of great cosmic and conscious awakening for Humanity that was written in the stars.

This cosmic opening brought with it much healing universal light and uniting transformative love. It has ushered in waves of such healing and unifying proportions that more individuals than even feel inspired to embrace what is positive and find their empowerment while turning away from negative and disempowering attitudes.

As a collective, we now not only feel motivated, but obliged, to respond to the plights of any who are disenfranchised and/or who have been victims of unfairness, prejudice, or hate crimes. Humanity is embracing this Shift – one that is written in the stars – we are responding with great aplomb.

This most recent portal opening will continue to shower us with light and love for all, and for everything, including our Planet. It has helped us turn the corner from a society that was based on fear, blame, hate, control, greed, revenge, unfairness, prejudice, inequality, and divisiveness, to one based in love, understanding, compassion, acceptance, sharing, equality, fairness, and unity – for all.

*Life Matrix: Is the lens through which we see and navigate the world. It holds all our underlying perceptions or misperceptions and all our unconscious influences. It supports what we think we need to be, as well as what we think we need to do to uphold our perceptions, whether real or false. (chapter 1)

This article is an expansion of the section “Portals / Vortexes” from chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts and Prayers.

 © Rosemary McCarthy, (originally posted October 2016,

updated August 2018).

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