Awakened vs Asleep

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What does it mean to be consciously “awakened?” And how do you know if you’re “awake” or “asleep?”

It honestly means different things to different people because we all experience a different version of something that happens to change our perception of the world, ourselves and others.

There are a few key things that come to my mind to differentiate between an awakened, or awakening, person and one who is still “sleeping.”

Sleepers focus on the 3D “matrix” world problems and are usually concerned with things like local and national “news,” politics, politicians, patriotism, country, illegals and protecting their gun rights.

They are actually quite comfortable being “controlled” by the 3d matrix governments and people who pull the strings behind the scenes because it’s what they know and are used to.

They believe that their generations are better than any others and that the newest generations are weak and lazy. They hold on to their ways and speak down about others that they do not understand.

They blame parents for not “kicking enough ass,” when what they don’t realize is that there is a reason for the newest generations and that they are super important, just as good AND – will eventually save the world.

Unfortunately, they do believe and/or feel that a war is at hand – but they are confused, usually by the media, about who (or what) it is we are truly at war with.

When you awaken, all of those things usually fall away because something in your heart softens and something in your mind switches on.

Peace, love, compassion, understanding and concern for things like the environment and animals.

Suddenly you may become concerned with one time use plastics and the ocean and you feel a common link with all of humanity. You may even become compassionate and realize that all other people are humans, (teehee) too, and that we all deserve a life of safety, “freedom” and plenitude of good food and clean water.

You become hyper aware of what you’re putting in your body and you start craving less sugar and processed food and more of organic, natural food.

You start reconsidering your career path and also weighing the options of the people and places you surround yourself with and put yourself in because the “energy” of it all affects you.

Synchronicities become almost ridiculous. Almost as if they are just showing off.

You may feel a spike in your intuition and even feel “psychic” at times.

You may notice that you can see and/or feel other dimensions around you and you become like the ghost whisperer.

Dreams may become vivid, maybe lucid and sometimes super strange.

You may start to feel more spiritual and reconsider your concept of God and religion.

Maybe you get a massive alien vibe and realize how connected we are to the stars. Then you may stand outside and wait for your alien friends to come and get you… maybe that’s just me.

Please do not get this twisted though… awakened people have a purpose and so do the sleepers. Awakened people must still coordinate to the best of our ability with the 3D matrix and sleepers until something massive changes and either wakes them all up, or…?

If you start hearing things like, “the collective,” “the light,” “warrior,” “star seed” or anything pertaining to these words or subjects, you’re probably in the middle of your awakening.

And if you don’t, then you may be one of the people who are asleep and you will only awaken when you are darned good and ready!!

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Therapy

This one’s going to be rough, excuse me while I use my blog as more of a “therapy” instrument than usual.

We’re coming up on some big numbers for me. I just passed the 1 year mark of me choosing sobriety – again – and I’ve done really, really well… minus one bump in the road.

Regardless of the bump, I’ve decided not to discount the days sober over the mess up because that’s not right. I’m giving myself credit where it is due. And for an addict – every second counts.

My youngest son turns 20 on the 9th of April, so that’s a big deal. All of my children are going to be in their 20’s. Life is extraordinary.

The 15th of April would mark the 20th wedding anniversary for Lee and me… had we stayed married. He divorced me in 2013 when I was in prison and that was probably one of the saddest things in my life.

We are dating again and when I tell people, they always smile and say things like, “I love that story!” or “Good for you guys!

But it hurts my heart every single time. Which is why, if I don’t feel like explaining, I just call him “husband” and he calls me “wife.” He doesn’t like to discuss the married, not married thing and says, “We might as well be.” I say, “Sure, sure.”

Does it matter in the scheme of things? The IRS says yes. God says yes, according to some sources. But these days the answer is usually no. I’ll let you decide for yourself.

It’s also the anniversary of the day that I believe I was with a young man in spirit when he died and crossed over. It is something that will never leave me. I count that as my near death experience because not only did I think I was dying but I believe that I experienced what it feels like to take the first step into “heaven” and also let go of the weight of the world to do so.

Speaking of weight, I feel as though I just let go of some and feel better.

I convinced Lee to do a 6 week challenge with me through crossfit and we started yesterday so maybe the word “weight” won’t be so touchy for me soon… maybe.

And, oh my, what bizarre dreams and visions I’ve had lately! I see a black hole when I close my eyes recently, that sometimes turns red… there’s a meaning, metaphor or something in that as well.

So, what do I owe you? And, thank you doctor. 😉

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Intent

I was told a story by a Navajo woman who I met at a roadside jewelry stand about a holy man making dream catchers.

She said this man spent most of his days weaving them and also giving counsel to others because he was very wise and possessed much knowledge.

One day, however, he woke in a terrible mood. He decided to ignore his rotten disposition and continued weaving the catchers anyways.

Later in the day one of his people came by to ask for guidance in a situation. The man quickly noticed how irritated and short the holy man was with him and knew that it had nothing to do with him.

After the holy man spoke the man asked if everything was ok. He admitted to waking up in a foul mood and not being able to shake it off throughout the entire day.

The man asked the holy man how many dream catchers he had weaved that day and he said “Many.” The man said to the holy man, “Well that’s a shame, isn’t it?”

The holy man knew at that moment what needed to be done. He knew he would have to take the time to undo every single dream catcher that he had spent hours making that day and leave them for a day when he felt better.

The moral of the story is that you put your intent into everything that you do. The holy man recognized this and knew that he could not, with good conscience, send out these dream catchers that he had made while he was angry. He knew that it would take away the magic and the goodness from them and that he should wait until he could make them with pure, good intent instead.

So I ask myself, what kind of intent do I carry with me today?

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Energy Waves

I have felt a massive influx of energy in the last few days and things are sparking up and acting up in every direction.

I feel it’s one of those times to strap your seatbelt on and prepare for a ride. Not all people fancy roller coasters but I’m not sure that there is an option at this point. It’s probably not the best time to make crazy, rash decisions or anything like that, but that time is coming soon.

For now, I have found that the best things to do in times of extreme energy waves are:

1 – Realize that it’s happening and take a few deep breaths and relax. Whether it’s extreme up or extreme down – this too shall pass

2 – Maintain balance by paying attention to your thoughts and actions and meditating or at least take a few moments being aware of yourself and your feelings and recalibrate if necessary.

3 – Get a good laugh and spend time with people who make you happy.

4 – Take a walk or get some fresh air. Be present in the moment and let everything else go for a few minutes. You can always revisit any issues you are dealing with afterwards.

5 – Go for a swim, if possible, or take a nice bath or shower. Nothing helps you balance better than spending a few moments in cleansing and rejuvenating water.

6 – Drink plenty of water and watch what you eat. These types of energies sometimes make us lean towards choices that make us happy at the moment but feel sad or bad later.

7 – Be grateful. This will probably be on every list I ever make for every reason and probably should be number one. Being grateful for what you have makes you crave less and reduces anxiety as well as brings thoughts of happiness and joy.

8 – Focus on something besides yourself. Help a friend or neighbor with something or even volunteer your time at a non profit or animal shelter.

The waves of energy tell me that things are changing and that sometimes we have to experience unsettling things or even go through a physical sickness in order for us to cleanse the old and bring in the new.

So if you have been sick lately or felt like you are on a roller coaster of emotions just realize that your body is recalibrating and getting ready to usher in some new and improved positive energy all around you.

Back to Basics

For years I have had a thought in the back of my mind to buy land somewhere, go off grid and take my family and friends with me. We’ll have our own little community of love and respect. We’ll mostly live off the land and gardens that we share and we will have no need for electronics or modern technology. It’ll be so pure and satisfying…

Then I wake up and realize that, unfortunately, that’s not reality. So, I came up with ten ways to feel like I’m making a difference and getting back to basics that are actually achievable in everyday life.

1 – Gratitude.

The easiest way to recognize what you already have and reduce the need for more stuff is by being grateful.

2 – Au Naturale.

Whether it’s your food or your body – go simplistic. Go back to the basic food groups and quit the contouring and primping for a day or 2.

3 – Go Green.

Drop the chemicals and pick up Pinterest. Apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and rubbing alcohol can fix and clean almost everything. Drop the plastic bottles and pick up reusable bottles. Reuse and recycle. Waste not, want not.

4 – Wi-Fi free zones

Have a space in your house that’s wi-fi free, like the dinner table, and have a conversation in person instead of on the phone.

5 – Go outside

Simplify your date night. Plan a hike or a walk in the park. Ditch the phones and screens for a while and hold hands instead.

6 – Be a Good Example

Work on showing the world the most beautiful part of you – your compassion and kindness. It’s contagious.

7 – Downsize

Start with your purse and just keep on purging.  Never hurts to clean out your beloved spaces and let go of things that are unnecessary or unused. Donate to a local charity and go one step further.

8 – Try exercise

Exercise is just as important as drinking water for our bodies, and getting into a routine that is attainable for you can help lift your mood and your health. Try taking up a yoga class, kickboxing, water aerobics. Even just a walk outside in your free time can be so beneficial for your health!

9 – Be creative

Try taking up a hobby that isn’t just watching a television show or scrolling along on social media. Pick up a book that seems interesting, practice some artistic skills, pick up a pencil or keyboard and give writing a try!

10 – Meditation and mindfulness

One of the most relaxing ways to get back to basics is to try meditation and mindful thinking. Take even just a few minutes out of your day to just sit, relax, and focus on your breathing. You may find that you feel so much more refreshed in both your mind and body.

These are just some ways that you can get back to basics and ground yourself in everyday life. If you have any other comments or suggestions, feel free to add your own!  Love, light, balance, and namaste!

 

 

Don’t allow negative things to take away your inner peace.

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On my homefront there were 3 active shooters at a local mall who shot 2 people and scared the hell out of everyone else in the vicinity.

This makes people anxious to go out in public, and makes them afraid for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. Here’s where your inner peace comes in handy.

If you allow yourself in your mind to go to those scary places that cause you fear and you come up with a game plan of what your reaction might be – you can relieve yourself of some of the fear by being mentally prepared in your mind.

I’m not saying to dwell on it – quite the opposite. What I mean is – allow your brain to go to the scary place. Visualize what your plan of action to the situation may be… and then store it away for a day that will probably never come. But if it does – at least you are mentally prepared to deal with it.

Death is a part of life and some people die so tragically that our brains do not want to go there. Unfortunately that only causes more anxiety and stress.

See a therapist if you feel it would help for them to walk you through this, but otherwise – don’t allow the situation to rob you of your inner peace and living your life.

Me, personally, if someone pulls a gun on me and I don’t think I can safely run away – my plan is to get down on my knees and pray. Pray for the shooter, myself and my family. That’s my plan. I have come to my own personal peace with this and it has honestly helped take fear out of most situations.

That and the fact that I’m trying to live my life in a way that I clear my conscience every day and try not to wrack up any more things I might regret in my last breaths.

You can apply this to any situation that scares you or gives you anxiety.

Inner peace is important. It helps with not only your own life but with the balance of the world. Don’t let negative things rob you of that.

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