A New Spiritual Era

Watching some shows this weekend I’ve noticed that so much gets mentioned about economic and materialism poverty in our world. The media bombards us with such negativity.  There is a lot going on…but there has always been a lot happening. Life moves through phases whether they are natural earth causes or human-made disasters. Even though I don’t watch the news (but my beloved does), regular shows seem to add the negativity into their scripts.  I have to believe that even through these world issues and events we, as human beings, are coming out of an era of spiritual poverty.  People are searching for meaning, awakening, enlightenment and growth to fulfill the absence that money once occupied.  There is no shopping, eating out, purchasing expensive homes and cars, or traveling to fill the void inside.  Therefore, we find that spiritual quest is on a rise these days.  While some believe that “the end is near” and people need to get on the bandwagon, I believe that time is accelerating us to start moving inward rather than outward with materialism.  Grant it, we can still have and achieve material wealth. The Universe has an abundance of wealth for each of us. People are actually enriching their lives with a faithful quest for Divinity.  It’s not about the end of our existence.  It is about finally accepting ourselves as spiritual beings who are connected to each other. Compassion and humility align us to the greatness of what we deserve.

In our society we have been taught to search for meaning, purpose, and aspiration from any source but meanwhile we fill ourselves with technology, drugs, alcohol, food, etc.  At the same time we now seem to be questioning our choices more carefully in regards to addictions.  Spiritual richness comes from acceptance and allowing humanity to join together.  Strangers become friends because we see God looking through their eyes.  I remember once reading a quote from Stan Dale, the founder of the Human Awareness Institute: “If God wanted to hide, He would hide in human beings because that’s the last place we would think to look.” I know this is now changing. In my unicorn-rainbow perception I am seeing God through even those I can’t be around because of lower energy and negativity. Those are becoming my most powerful teachers. I am witnessing things in myself because of their existence. It’s beautiful.

I believe we are searching more within ourselves and others in this new era.  I believe we are looking through a child’s eyes, a stranger’s smile, or a friend’s words and finding God giving us a personal message.  I believe in synchronicity, serendipity, and faith that we are all becoming more conscious of the thin thread that ties us together.  I believe in Quantum physics, science of the mind, and the chemistry of God.  Because of this I know in my heart that we are entering spiritual richness and leaving the spiritual poverty as a lesson in our human path.  The footprints of selfishness, isolation, addiction, and destruction will be a distant memory in the near future. And, this is what opens my heart and allows me to look forward to more growth, abundance, and the capacity to heal my own past issues.  An opened heart to the world brings peace, love and unity for all.  I am so grateful for what lies ahead…I am hopeful for all we, as citizens of this world, will create in the coming years while allowing the Divine to lead the way.

This is our time to awake and seek what we want. It is this moment that creates the wealth of love, peace and awareness. You want to know the secret of living authentically? Laugh. Bring more joy into your life. Positive ions create a wave of instant energy of love and creativity. Try it out! You are made of this. Have a blessed day!!!

You are never truly broken…

I spent the night participating in home movies of myself.  The scenes, characters, and situations all suffocated me with negativity.  My ex played a huge role in patronizing and embarrassing me in front of others.  My family turned things upside down to make a point of my “reckless-risky behaviors and decisions.”  Friends came out of nowhere to humiliate me and tell me “their truths” about how they felt in regards of my actions and choices.  These are the small gatherings of traumas leftover from some other time in my life.  Every so often sleep takes me to the subconscious house of pain.  While I am awake I rarely go to those rooms of anguish and agony.

Carl Jung would have a field day with the symbols and archetypes decomposing the brokenness from the collective unconsciousness.  Years ago mornings like this would leave me in tears, mangled and confused.  I would be paralyzed in making a decision without overly analyzing for days.  I would ask continuously, “What’s my purpose here?  I can’t contribute to this or that.  They are right.”  I would find myself spinning out of self-doubt, self-control while lacking self-worth.  Once in that space of inflicted hostility everything seemed worthless of my attention and magnified by inexplicable amount of fears.

Recently I was watching a show with Mark Nepo.  He was being interviewed by Oprah on Super Soul Sunday.  These words echoed this morning when I woke, “To be broke is not a reason to see all things broken.”   I know the past is a wilderness forest.  Once you pass the corner you can only see forward.  You can see shadows of those bad things in the far distance.  Nothing can hurt you any longer from back there.   I have spiritually evolved enough to know these dreams happen when a huge change is about to take place in my life.  They replicate and feed off the little scared girl in me. Their presence is a reminder of how much light I’ve acquired.

We have the inexplicable habit of seeing the world as broken when we are down feeling broken as well.  We justify the negativity as part of our community – the pity-party group.  In darkness all you see is dark unless you allow the spirit to find a switch to turn on the light.  It only takes an instance to do this.  This is what I’ve realized: we are never broken anymore than we are fixed.  It is a shift in our egos that allows us to choose which side we serve.  In being broken we minister to the dark side of our soul.  In accepting our imperfections as perfections we support the light of spirit.  Which do you choose to serve?  Which side will you be: the victim or the survivor?

As I am sipping on my java looking at yet another gray day I smile in contentment.  I am reminded of the great things in my life…right now this instance:  The dog lies near my feet; the cat is stretched out purring on a chair; the man I love is sound asleep down the hall; the smell of incense fills the room; and candles flicker in an erratic dance.  This is Divinity signing to my essence of the great shift in perception.  There is no more darkness.  I won’t go there in waking moments feeding the negativity from the night.

Stop counting your cracks, the imperfections, the shattered insecurities and begin to see what each scar has brought to you in strength.  There…in there…lies a loving spirit dedicated to live in harmony. You are whole…not a hole of pity.  Don’t let the sunshine frighten you more than the big black shadows.  Stop being afraid to live!  Each breath is a gift.  Don’t take it lightly!  God bless….

Spreading Light

“There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

I was in a superstore waiting for my daughter to finish buying her weekly items last night.  I sat down to people watch in the entrance on a cold bench.  Every time I go into this mega store I get sick.  The energy from the people is way too much.  It’s as if there is no light at all in this place.  Person after person, in and out of this place.  Hundreds of emotional vampires in one giant location.  Let me be honest…I can’t do it.  Most importantly, I know better!

Then after a long while a beautiful older woman with white hair, elegant smile, came out pushing her cart.  She looked at me, really staring into my eyes.  Our spirits greeted each other as if saying, “Yeah, it’s tough in there but we’ll get through it.”  I wanted to stop her and ask how she went in and came out with a cart full of items still smiling and with a vibrant aura.  I can’t do it.  Anyone close to me knows I am not a happy person when I have to go into this place.  I avoid it like the plague.

I want to put a huge sign, “Hey, smile.  Spread the light or get out!”  That sounds harsh but sincere.  Negativity attracts more negativity because this place is sure proof to have all the negative forces out there.  I am always amazed at the stereotypes, the personas that are attracted to this place.  And, so I ask myself, “What is it about darkness that certain souls feel a gravitational pull?”

It is so much easier, liberating, to find light.  Why people choose to stay in the darkness is beyond me.  I have to believe that many times it is their soul development, their evolution and/or their karmic imprint.  I stay away from crowds.  I don’t allow the media to bombard me.  I want to be healed through the earth and all the good from it.  I want to be in the light of all that is beautiful and pure.  There is no other option!  Perhaps it is a “hippie mentality.”

Our egos have two choices: turn on the light or stay in the dark.  Whichever one you choose determines how your life plays out.  I surround myself with people who are spiritually grounded, open minded, non-judgmental, and accept others even when they don’t understand their life choices.  I am no longer in the constant drama of emotional vampires sucking the life from me.  So, when I witness the drowning, suffocation, disgust and sickness of a place like this “mega store,” I am quickly reminded that I need to continue sending love and light to others that are not in my immediate circle.   Even if it is through a glance, a smile or a kind word…you just never know what it can spark.

It is always easier to love and accept those who are in our soul groups.  The challenge lies in remaining a light source for those who can and will bring us down.  But, we DO HAVE a choice.  We can continue being the candle or the mirror reflecting positive vibes.  I choose to be this over and over.  I don’t like feeling like crap, negative, or depress.  I want to embody the Divine in everything and through every person.  Have a beautiful Sunday.  Continue keeping that flame burning for you and others.  Love and light…Millie