Category Archives: Guidance

Universal Akashic Quickfire Reading Responses :)

Universal Akashic Readings are brought through by tapping into the Akashic Records with the express intention that the response apply to all who may come upon it, at any time, in service to the greatest and highest good.

These are the questions and responses gathered on July 2nd, 2012.

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The Question: How do we identify our life’s purpose from a career perspective?


The Response: First it must be understood that you are primarily identifying your career choice through the lens of your life’s purpose, not the other way around. You already know this, but the semantics are more important than you realize.

Your life’s purpose can be fulfilled entirely aside from your career – they don’t necessarily have to be joined. Your life’s purpose flows no matter what you’re doing.

As in all things, look to your heart to give you the passion and power in its song… Then allow the mind to build its house of career, family and everything else around this song. Your purpose will flow within, and – most importantly – you will be aware of it doing so.

You can’t help being that which you are. You are alive and therefore fulfilling your purpose with every breath. There is a very big difference, however, when you become aware of that which you are. Then you sing, conscious in heart, mind, body and soul. 

This is the Truth you seek – it is a balance of creation, not a single answer. It unfolds in the living of it.

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The Question: Where do I go from here?

 

The Response: See your life as a tapestry woven of time and experience. As you grow and change, your access to new colors and styles of thread expands. The tapestry is whole, from beginning to end, and yet it unfolds from the middle outward as if it is just now being created for the first time. You are at its center

There are many choices. Look to how you feel (your range of color and style of thread) now, and how you would most like to feel at the height of possibility for you at this time. Then pick from amidst the mid-range. Give it a name, a flavor, a tone…identify it and become friends with it. This is your next highest potential from your NowHere.

Holding this thread in the tapestry, gently with the fingers of your heart and mind, see what memories or ideas rise within you. Where does this lead? That is where you go from here.

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The Pulse …in life

Recently I was reminded of my empath training several years ago. Our teacher asked that we bring a flower to the second day of the workshop. I was like, um, okay…a flower. Not sure what that has to do with being trained how to work with empathy and people, but okay.

Ends up it had everything to do with it. We were learning how to sense energy using our hands specifically, toward the end of the day. Everyone was laughing with delight as one by one each person held their flower and experienced its life force.

Mine was a very sad Charlie Brown Xmas Tree kind of flower by that point – it was drooping and all the petals were falling off!! I was honestly frightened to experience it at all, expecting death, decay, who knows what. I had no idea what a flower was even supposed to feel like to an empath, let alone a dying flower…

My teacher insisted however. I was to the point of tears, looking at this poor thing and not wanting to partake in its death, but she gently told me not to be afraid and guided me step by step, sitting next me as I steeled myself.

She told me it wasn’t at all what I thought it was going to be, then said I should close my eyes and listen extra close since this being’s life was ebbing and what it had to say would be soft.

I didn’t hear anything at all at first. I was sure my teacher had just plugged me in to some death zone horrible thing and I’d be scarred for life…but I decided to trust her as she told me to stay with it.

I cupped my hands around the flower and felt its petals brush my fingers as if it was holding my hand. I thought about how the petals were soft, and imagined the color, and smelled the smell. It was a daisy, and the petals were like velvet – what was left of them ;)

And that’s when I heard it. It really was quiet, just like the teacher said it would be – it was like laughing music, or bells even… To my astonishment I realized it was giggling!

I looked up and the teacher realized I had heard it and she nodded, “They don’t know anything but life, and they share that freely with everyone without reservation right to the last.”

I did start crying then – kinda relief and joy and astonishment all at once. I ran around then and ‘listened’ to everyone else’s flowers and heard their different songs – all different, though it seemed similar species had similar songs.

Someone had brought a houseplant since they couldn’t get a flower in time and I listened to that and it was very different. More like soft giggling drums than bells.

I later led a whole group of people (I organize the Metaplay meetup – the NoVa/DC Metaphysics meetup and play group on meetup.com) through a Whole Foods grocery and introduced them to the art of empathic grocery shopping, lol – you can imagine ;)

I was never afraid to listen again, and in fact have a membership at one of the local arboretums and walk there often :)

Listening to people is nothing like listening to plants. Plants and flowers know nothing about fear in any way. They sing their songs fully and completely without pause in all that they do, simply because that’s what they are.

It’s people who have been given the gift of free will and choice, and with it the responsibilities of power. Samsara and suffering is our thing, to the degree we take it on.

But that natural rhythm the plants sway to so easily is the backdrop to our being as well. We too sing our songs, complex as they may be at times. We often stifle them with shoulds and such, but that’s ours and manufactured by us to experience as part of our current Way to lesser and greater degrees…

S’all good. Being with the natural world helps us remember who we are underneath all that roiling responsibility. We’re alive.

The Parable of Good and Bad

Know What You Need, Say What You Want

We often sell off little pieces of ourselves in the name of being polite, not making waves, not ‘causing problems’ or ‘being selfish’ … and we don’t even realize it. It’s just seen as how things are done…

However, when we’re not authentic – with others and especially ourselves…that’s when we get lost. Our very own soul’s path becomes muddled and hidden under obligations, expectations and shoulds.

This can feel like the safe thing to do, the ‘right’ and unselfish, ‘nice’ thing to do…but you’re actually selling yourself and everyone else so short in the long run. You were born to be you, not someone else’s safe and polite version of you. And if you’re not you…the world is missing out on a lot! Just think of who you could be, of what you could be doing!

It’s so easy, however…from the very beginning we’re taught to control our desires and impulses. To a degree this helps us work together in a way that’s helpful and productive for all…but at some point individuality suffers.

When is it time to be the real you? Apparently this was supposed to happen when we ‘grew up and knew better…’ But, did you notice? That never actually seems to happen.

My thoughts? The time to be me – the time to be you! – is right now.

You don’t have to do it all at once. :) Just think about it for a bit – ponder how aware you are of who the real you is, and how the real you would be and feel and act.

Think of it as a fun exercise – perhaps it’s time to get to know yourself just a little bit better… :) 2012 is the year to rise and shine as individuals sharing a singular experience of life right now.

That’s what this week’s sparks are all about. :) I created this little poster for myself to help me remember…nothing fancy, just the idea of it. I invite you to make it your own if you get the urge! Try it on for size. :)

Know What You Need – Say What You Want

Here’s what it looks like!

Know What You Need

Say What You Want

 

New Year Inspiration

I’ve heard it said, and come to realize myself, that focusing on what we enjoy and feel inspired by is the best way to invite more of it into our lives… So, with my eyes on the New Year, I now present the collection of  long quotes that I’ve gathered over the years under the tag ‘Inspirational.’ Credit to the author is given when available :)

You can find this here on the main Spirit Space site along with other sources of inspiration :D


Pillars of Light – Sananjaleen

I AM a Pillar of Light, a Beam, an anchor offering stability. Offering freshness and clarity to those who would draw the Light through Me and benefit there from:

And so I stand with others of the Starlight, as we have stood since Dawn began – holders of the Light. As candelabras hold a flaming beacon, so do we stand. Our arms outstretched, our eyes upon the Homeland, our hearts with the Earth we Serve. Ever in gentleness, purity and peace – so do we stand. Angels of the Dawn, Bringers of Light, anchors of Truth. So do we stand together as One. And so long have we stood, we did forget at times those who stood with us, and now the Dawn grows ever brighter and we wake – and oh the joy, the ecstasy, the delight, as we turn this way and that – and see our starry brethren all around. Reaching out upon the horizon, as far as eye can see, these Pillars of Light, these Beacons of the Dawn, these candelabras that hold the Starlight strong, are burning. Burning ever more brightly do they shine, through the mist and veils of forgetfulness that once surrounded us. To those of the Starlight I call. Angels of the Dawn. Bringers of Truth and Beacons of Light. Anchors of this Light, and Illuminators through time. Brothers and Sisters – I call to you:

renew your strength, renew your pledge, and double your efforts to raise this Earth Star Terra in her dream. For she needs stabilizing in her progress through the waves and beams and rays of sound and light, that do bombard her all around it seems. She needs assistance to align and poise herself upon new ground.

And we shall see her through, and ride with her in active thought. Bringers of the Dawn are we, Heralds of this New Age, ready to sing our Song and blow the Trumpets of a future birthed in the now, the present moment. And so we sing and offer hope, and bring our vision of the motion to this present point of focus – in which we stand together, united as One most Holy Breath that has been held too long. Let us exhale together on Wings of Freedom in one silent Heartbeat to the Rainbow’s end.

Thus do we stand as we have stood since Dawn began and greet the rising Sun with joy.


Let Your Light Shine

– Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It’s not just in some of us. It’s in everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.


Begin it now – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.


Leadership

– Lao-Tzu

A leader is best When people barely know That he exists, Less good when They obey and acclaim him, Worse when They fear and despise him. Fail to honor people And they fail to honor you. But of a good leader, When his work is done, His aim fulfilled, They will all say, “We did it ourselves.”


Who Am I?

– Author Unknown

You are a spirit, eternal and free. You currently have a case of mistaken identity. You are temporarily in a body to learn that you are beyond a body, just as a caterpillar must one day become a butterfly. All experiences you have in your life are teaching you this. That is why everything you do to better yourself, is just one more step forward to reaching your potential.

You were born to do great things. At the moment, you are only using a minute percentage of the power of your mind. You currently cannot use all of your mind, otherwise you would freak yourself out. It must be done little by little, until eventually, the great and powerful spiritual being you truly are, will shine, and it will shine brightly touching every aspect of the world you live in.

Everything will become transformed. You will then become a great example for others, and you will then remind others of their inner potential, touching everyone, one by one.


The Goddess In Us – by Devotion

(Partial Song Lyrics from the CD Intention)

We give birth to a new way of seeing…
We give birth to a new life made free…

All that is untruthful, I banish from my heart…
All the unessential, I take away, I break apart…
All that would enslave me, I cast out of my soul…
Hold me as you heal me now, and keep my spirit whole…


The Emotional Journey

– Abraham Hicks

“Your true career is your joyful balanced life experience. That is why you are here. There are many ways you can express yourself. Start creating from the inside out. ‘I want to feel good.’ ‘I want to be fulfilled.’ ‘I want to feel my value and my purpose.’ ‘I want to feel my freedom.’ ‘I want to feel my joy.’ Confusion comes from not starting from your center. Do not start on the outside peripheral edges and try to fix things out there.”

“You do not have to control conditions, nor can you—but you can feel better. And when you do feel better, you’ve shifted your vibrational point of attraction. And when you’ve shifted your vibrational point of attraction—you’ve shifted your life.”


Heaven’s Here on Earth – Tracy Chapman

(Song Lyrics from the CD New Beginning)

You can look to the stars in search of the answers
Look for God and life on distant planets
Have your faith in the ever after
While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth
And heaven’s here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience
We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world

Heaven’s here on earth
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise
Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives
Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice

Heaven’s in our hearts
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around
Believe in what you see
The kingdom is at hand
The promised land is at your feet
We can and will become what we aspire to be

If Heaven’s here on earth
If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity
And heaven’s here on earth

I’ve seen spirits
I’ve met angels
I’ve touched creations beautiful and wondrous
I’ve been places where I question all I think I know
But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven
We are born inside the gates with the power to create life
And to take it away
The world is our temple
The world is our church
Heaven’s here on earth

If we have faith in human kind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief
In peace and love and understanding
This could be heaven here on earth
Heaven’s in our heart


“A Woman’s Journey to God” – Joan Borysenko

“You are at my side, dear friends, and God is everywhere. Yet ultimately we are alone, making our way home by the candle of the heart. The light is steady and sure but extends only far enough to see the next step. That there are steps beyond is a matter of faith. That we have the faith to endure and walk our own journey — even when we think that we are lost — is a gift of grace, and of friendship. Many times our light seems to go out. But another light, one held by a stranger or a friend, a book or a song, a blackbird or a wildflower, comes close enough so that we can see our path by its light. And in time we realize that the light we have borrowed was always also our own.”


Becoming the Immortal Child

– Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead

(Translated by Normandi Ellis, complied from Egyptian funerary texts and religious hymns from 3000 B.C – 300 A.D)

In seafoam, in swirlings and imaginings I am fish, tadpole, crocodile. I am an urge, an idea, a portent of impossible dreams. I lie between heaven and
earth, between goodness and evil, patience and explosion. I am innocent and rosy as dawn. I sleep with my finger in my mouth, the cord of life curled
beside my ear. Like a child in its mother’s belly, I am with you but not among you. I know no ending for I have no beginning. I have always been here, a child in the silence of things, ready to wake at any moment.

I am possibility.

What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. When we speak in anger, anger will be our truth. When we speak in love and live by love, truth in love will be our comfort. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are. I am the word before its utterance. I am thought and desire. I am a child in the throat of god.

Things are possible-joy and sorrow, men and women, children. Someday I’ll imagine myself a different man, build bone and make flesh around him. I am with you but a moment for an eternity. I am the name of everything.

I’ve dreamed the nightmare a hundred times, that old revulsion of bone and flesh, waking in sweat, in a headlong rush toward the world, into the cool certainty of fires that burn in sudden stars, the heat in the body. That I am precludes my never having been.

What I know was given to me to say. There is more.

There are words that exist only in the mind of heaven, a bright knowing, a clear moment of being. When you know it, you know yourself well enough. You will not speak. I am a child resting in love, in the pleasure of
clouds. I read the book of the river. I hold the magic of stones and trees. I find god in my fingers and in the wings of birds. I am my delight, creator of my destiny. It is not vanity.

There are those who live in the boundaries of guilt and fear, the limits of imagination. They believe limitation is the world. You can not change them. There is work of your own to do. You will never reach the end of your own becoming, the madness of creation, the joy of existence.

Dance in the moment. Reach down and pull up song. Spin and chant and forget the sorrow that we are flesh on bone. I return to the rhythm of water, to the dark song I was in my mother’s belly. We were gods then and we knew it. We are gods now dancing in whirling darkness, spitting flame like stars in the night.

In the womb before the world began, I was a child among other gods and children who were, or may be, or might have been. There in the dark when we could not see each other’s faces, we agreed with one mind to be born, to separate, to forget the pact we made that we might learn the secrets of our fraternity. We agreed to know sorrow in exchange for joy, to know death in exchange for life. We were dark seeds of possibility whispering.

Then one by one we entered alone. We walked on our legs, and as we had said, we passed in well-lit streets without recognizing each other; yet we were gods sheathed in flesh, the multitude of a single spirit. Gods live even in darkness, in the world above your heads, in the crevices of rocks, in the open palms of strangers.

I am a child, the seed in everything, the rhythm of flowers, the old story that lingers. Among cattle and fruit sellers, I am air. I am love hidden in a shy maiden’s gown. I am the name of things. I am the dream changing before your eyes. I am my body, a house for blood and breath. I am a man on earth and a god in heaven. While I travel the deserts in frail form, while i grow old and weep and die, I live always as a child inside the body of truth, a blue egg that rocks in the storm but never breaks. I sleep in peace in my mother’s lap, a child mesmerized by sunlight on the river. My soul is swallowed up by god.

Out of chaos came the light.

Out of the will came life.


Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”