Can you imagine with your heart and mind and all your senses, your body dissolving and becoming one with a stream of water? First, imagine yourself there in the stream, floating. Feel the silky water supporting your body as you float.
Now breathe and relax any tension in your head and face, your neck, shoulders, trunk, arms and hands, back, buttocks, legs, feet and toes.
Feel your physical reality gently dissolve and merge with the stream of water, allowing more and more space between your cells, letting any pain or anxiety drain away, releasing all worry, all fear, just letting yourself be. Don’t worry about breathing as water, it will come naturally.
Can you imagine your cells gently becoming water droplets and moving easily with the flow of the current? Can you imagine yourself growing transparent? How does it feel, smell, look and sound like?
Nothing is more relaxed! You are suspended in the water, one with the water. You are the water!
There is nothing you have to do, nowhere to be, nothing to grasp, clutch, hold on to or resist. There is no need to hold yourself up, to think or worry or fight against. You float free, allowing the current to carry you.
Can you feel yourself flow easily around boulders, rushing where the stream bed is steep, falling over stone ledges, standing still in deep pools? Can you feel the warm sunlight striking the water and see it bending into the vibrant colors of the rainbow?
Now your stream merges with a larger river. Enjoy the beautiful landscape as you drift past; the trees, the wide river valley, as you flow smoothly, one with the life-giving water.
Now after many hundreds of miles, you enter a huge estuary, full of birds and wildlife of all descriptions, drawn to the life-giving waters. The river widens out and becomes salty as you enter the ocean surf and move out beyond the crashing waves into open water. Finally, you are home, where all water joins to become one. Here you can expand even more, suspended. One with all that is.
Enjoy the sensation of oneness with the water as long as you want to. Allow the water to clear and heal you. Allow it to sustain and support you. Let yourself be.
When you’re ready to call back your physical being and find your way back to solid earth, let your feet touch the floor, tap your cheekbones and chest, breathe.
Revisit this water journey whenever you want to relax and know your oneness with all that is.
When it is dark, do you remember that you yourself are a source of light?
When you feel powerless, do you remember that your power lies within?
When you feel alone, do you remember that you are one with all of life?
When you are aligned with source, your light can bring you peace, show you the best way forward, help you define your life’s purpose, show you what is most important for you to focus on during your sojourn here with your precious limited time.
Knowing that you are a source of light will help you let go of the fluff, the trivia in your life and do what you came here to do.
When you call back and tap into your inner power, you will begin to move through fears that limit and stifle you. Your power will help you move forward in life with clarity, take action in the physical world that will bless you and others
Knowing your oneness and connection with all of life means you have constant guidance and spirit at your side. You will know your integral part in the web of life and that you belong here, you are needed wanted, and desired here!
You will no longer question your existence or if you have a right to take up space, breathe the air and use the water. You know will know in your heart that you’re not alone.
Bless yourself by tapping into your light, power and oneness and you bless yourself and all the earth.
Ask your spirit helpers for a sign that you are on the right track with your life.
You can’t force a sign to appear or expect it to come in ways you control. To control something is to limit it…
Magnificent spider web
Ask, then drop your awareness into your heart and open yourself to what appears before you as you go about your day. Perhaps you find a large feather, or see a perfect spider web or a shaft of sun illuminating a single wildflower, an eagle soaring overhead.
You will know immediately if the sign is meant for you and what it means. It will speak to you through the heart and ring true. ( This is no time for overthinking!)
When you work in harmony with the spirits of nature and trust them, nature becomes your teacher, your guide, your advisor.
Slow down. Let your busy mind rest. Pay attention to the present moment.
Allow yourself to be filled with wonder and amazement as your spirit guides and helpers surprise and delight you in ways you could never imagine!
Clear the clutter from your mind, and life. Tidy and clear away so you can focus your attention on what is most important to you.
Is your mind cluttered with to-do lists and lots of rules labeled “should” and “should not”? Is your mind cluttered with worries about what’s ahead? Is life’s trivia masquerading as top must-do agenda items?
Grandmother Cottonwood, letting go of summer’s leaves
Is your home cluttered with unused things gathering dust – abandoned books and piles of papers? Are your closets crammed with clothes you can’t remember or that don’t fit? Are these things holding you in the past, keeping you stuck in the mud of indecision?
Is your time cluttered with trivial tasks that could wait, could even be left undone with no problem…? Is it cluttered with busy work, time wasting projects that keep you preoccupied, and before you know it, the day is gone, and you haven’t done a lick of work on the project that feeds your spirit and satisfies your soul.
Create spaces in your home and heart and in your day that sing to you, clarify and focus your mind without petty distractions. Create space to do your soul work, to do what caused your spirit to choose life in your magnificent human body at this time.
You have come here to be in partnership with source!Life is calling you to “step up to the plate and live fully, unencumbered by any clutter of physical objects, mental debris, or emotional baggage that holds you back!
Do your soul work first! Give in to the pull of the divine and do what inspires, delights and satisfies you before any other! Let nothing hold you back!
When you expand your awareness to include the spirits in all things, the rocks, trees, clouds, insects, plants and animals, the land you call home, the other people around you, you expand your experience of life.
You expand your understanding of the oneness of all things You see life from a different perspective like a hawk soaring overhead, or a snake gliding across rough pavement or through the tall grass.
Little brown snake
When you expand your awareness to know what hawk knows, you will feel and know the warm updraft under your wide open wings, effortlessly holding you aloft above the immense landscape where you make your living.
When you expand your awareness to know what snake knows, you drink in the earthy smell of soil, dead leaves, and rough pavement beneath your belly, you sense the texture and solidity of the ground, you feel the stiff stems of grass anchored to the earth as you glide past.
When you expand and allow yourself to know these things and to experience them, you will gain respect for all living creatures and the great web of life that sustains us.
Always remember this! Nothing can be separated from the whole.
When you expand your awareness, you will know your place in this great web of life- that you belong to the earth. I ask you to use your free will and human agency to celebrate and protect the great tapestry of creation of which we are all a part!
Life calls you with a powerful voice! Do you block out the sound of her voice with static in your mind, addictions, petty time wasting amusements?
Life pulls you forward like a magnet toward your highest good if you will allow it! Do you resist the pull and hold on to the past to what is with an iron grip? Do you get stuck in the quagmire of your fears? Do you live life with your nose stuck in a shiny electronic device? Dear ones, that sounds like half a life to me.
Life desires your full participation, your clarity and focus. Do you cloud your clarity with excess busyness, with no time to rest, constant activity, anxiety and churning hamster-wheel thoughts?
You have been given the most amazing gift of life! The life force within you requires that you move forward; that you continue to expand and become like a rosebud opening. If the rosebud failed to open , it would soon wither and die.
Life asks that you grow and change and evolve and allow the effortless unfolding process- the blossoming of the man or woman you were born to be.
Grandmother Cottonwood – morning light
You are not alone, dear ones. Many have navigated through the boredom, the fear, the feeling of being stuck, the resistance, the half lived days, the addictions… You can do it too. Ask for help if you need it…Others who’ve traveled the same journey can help guide you.
If you have been holding yourself back, when you are ready, you can gently let go of the bank and allow the river of life to carry you forward into your next big adventure!
Many of you are sensitive to the spirits and energy that support, surround and permeate this world of mass, volume and matter. You have a wider spectrum of awareness than those who call you crazy, those who fear your power, those who cut you down to size, those who scoff at your light.
Do not allow others to talk you out of what you know to be true!
You who can feel and hear and know the presence of spirits; do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by it all? Learn to set boundaries, to invite the compassionate helping spirits on your terms, on your schedule, and send those who drain you away.
Your voice is powerful!Use it to keep yourself clear and to connect with your inner strength and power.
Your roots connect you to the Earth. Draw up her energy to empower your body. You sensitive ones, especially will be most effective when you are grounded in the earth as well as connected to the heavens.
Focus your attention and set your intention to work in harmony with the spirit world.
You sensitive souls are needed here with your wider range of awareness to interpret higher vibrations, to channel healing energy and beautiful works of art, to help us all live in harmony and wisdom. Your gifts are a blessing to this earth. Know it is so.
Does your mind outpace your body? Do you feel spacey and disconnected?
If your mind races ahead and leaves your body behind, you are living in the future and forgetting the present; neglecting your grounding in the here and now, your need for earth energy, for your full and complete presence in this time and place. Don’t jump or skip ahead!
Red wing blackbird on a breezy day
If your body rushes ahead and leaves your mind in the dust, you are living in the past ; disembodied, perhaps getting yourself into situations that do not serve you well. Perhaps you feel stuck.
Can you bring your body mind and heart together and concentrate all your focus in this moment? Can you keep it together?
The present is where your power lies! When all of you is in the present. This is the state of flow, where you are plugged into your power supply – All that is – and you have access to boundless energy.
Here’s a practice for you to help you pay attention to what is now. Choose one of the 5 senses: feel, taste, touch, smell, sight. Focus for a few minutes on only that information coming into your body and mind through that sense.
Can you narrow your focus that much, aligning body and mind and balancing your consciousness in this point in time? Can you gather all of yourself, your scattered energy, thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and know your wholeness?
In this way, you train yourself to be wholly present, to empower yourself and tap in to amazing energy!
Over the years of your life, energy, inspirations, emotions, feelings, ideas, thoughts, fears that you block and deny and push down have nowhere else to go but to stay in your energy field. The energies that makes up these thoughts get stuck, build up and accumulate like heavy storm clouds.
Storm clouds and prairie grasses
If you are sensitive, you feel the extra weight, the heaviness. Does it hold you back, press you down like a weighted blanket, a back pack full of stones?
It is not your work to carry this weight. You can clear and release it with patience, courage, commitment.
Foreign substances in your body will not solve the problem, will not clear the clouds, but only allow you to pretend for a short time.
Tap into your emotions, the buried ones, the old and stale ones, the emotions that flash through when something triggers you. You must focus and feel the emotions within you. You do not have to react to them. Simply feeling and acknowledging is enough.
The emotion is not you, it is energy that is meant to flow through you. I am telling you, you can feel better!
Find help if the emotions feel overwhelming. It is like learning to walk, learning to read. This is a life-saving skill you can learn, and it will set you free.