There are times in life that we can feel stagnated and directionless. We are a society that seeks instant gratification and change when something doesn’t go our way. It is as if we do not want to create our own happiness and success and it is much easier to point a finger and blame external events instead of being accountable.
Throughout my life, I knew there was an invisible thread that connected all my thoughts and actions to the final outcomes that transpired in my physical world. If I kept doing what I was doing then I would keep getting what I was getting. That is when I realized that to get from point “A” (not trusting) to point “B” (trusting) was to take my hands off the stirring wheel of life and let spirit guide me. I learned how to surrender and let go of control that allowed the spirit to work their magic. Spirit always knows what is best to help you realign during difficult times, this is called a transition.
Transition is upon you when things start to go wrong in your current energetic field. This could be a divorce, illness, job loss, death or anything you find challenging. My sage words of wisdom is, DO NOT resist it. These challenges are the entry point to the new energy and the exit to the old.
Spirit is constantly sending you signals to change your direction, loosen up the grip and move forward but your ego likes to get in the way. Ego loves control and will create chaos, self doubt and limited belief systems. These are part of the egos way of helping rear the ugly head of fear. Transition is important to your souls purpose, so at this time it is very crucial to find the space to honour its growth.
So, what does resisting transition look like?
These are just a few of the things that may trigger you to realize you are in a transitional phase. Do not resist the change. Learn to accept it with grace and move with the flow. Our spiritual evolution is all about the lessons and the growth we experience from them. It takes strength to take your hands off the wheel and let spirit guide you but trust me, spirit always knows what is best for you. Get out of your own way and start the transition towards the new. You will be happy that you did.
Your imagination and creativity is located on the right side of your brain and is fuelled by intuition. The imagination is the creative genius to which the seeds of manifestation reside, nurture and grow. Intuition (spirit) resides in this beautiful space of unknown possibilities. When the intuition is accessed, it allows that beautiful inner dialogue to speak from the language of the soul. It is here that you will be learning to journal with the divine.
“Spirit Journaling” is about connecting with your inner dialogue and being able to communicate with your intuition through writing. When it comes to any type of writing you must know how to expand your vision and listen to your intuition. Allowing the creation of words to express itself by free flowing from the heart, without self-induced interruption. Better known as interference of ego.
How does one distinguish between ego and intuition (spirit)? It will take practice and commitment. The biggest commitment will be learning to listen and being able to distinguish between your two inner voices. One voice is being driven purely by spirit and the other voice is by you and your ego. You will learn that silence will be your new best friend and it is this platform where you can connect with your inner dialogue.
This is a recap from the last introduction. For most, spirit speaks from the right side of the brain whereas ego likes to speak from the left. Let’s think of it like duelling pianos. Spirit will play its music from the right side of your head. It always creates music you enjoy, love and can understand with passion. It just flows. Where as your ego, plays from the left side of your head, it will forcefully play tunes that you may not want to hear, may not like or even know. All the while, you are the customer sitting in the middle of the pianos trying to decide which one is playing the better song. The choice will always be yours to make. Will it be left or the right? Go with the right.
You are gifted with intuition and it should be accessible at all times, from the right side. It is here where things feel “right” and are “right”. The right side of the brain is based on creation and the left side is logic. Truthfully, if you are thinking of the answer you are accessing the left side, which is logic.
That is right, we all have the power to access our intuition. This is not about being perfect; remember in spirit’s eyes you are already that. It is about accepting the imperfect you and learning to shine your light on all the stuff that makes up the total sum of ‘YOU’. There is no judgment here, just have an inner knowing that you do not need to prove yourself, that your gut instinct has a real voice and your inner compass is ready to be guided.
Do you understand? Good, let us start the first lesson using our imaginations and being introduced to our imaginary friend (or friends).
Most of us had an imaginary friend (or friends) when we were growing up as children. This imaginary friend always gave us a sense that they knew everything about us, just like our very best friend. They would share our space and allow us to be vulnerable. Allowing us to access our wildest imaginations by creating a safety net with that sense of unconditional love and encouragement. They helped us grow our 5 senses by expanding our beliefs beyond what we could see and touch in our real physical worlds. They made us believe that whatever we were willing to imagine was attainable within those limits. This was the beginning of manifestation in our lives. This was when we all learned the power too manifest.
Then we grew up and started to adapt to the physical world and no longer wished to access the potential of our imaginations, intuition and creativity. We decided to leave our pretend imaginary friends back in our childhood, where we thought they belonged. We adapted our belief systems, goals and values from our tribes. We became too serious about life and started to lack creativity and passion. Life became real in the physical world and our days of playing were gone. Why did we do that? Why did we stop imagining and creating?
What if these friends were not imaginary at all? What if these beautiful sensory feelings were your guardian angels or spirit guides?
In this lesson you will learn how to access this imaginary friend (friends) and bring them back to life in your journal. Bring back their characters using all 5 senses, some creativity and a whole lot of imagination.
Here are some examples of questions you can ask:
16. When you feel you have written enough information it is time to stop. End your passage with a “Thank you Spirit (or name if you received one) love……………(your name).
17. After you have closed up your journal, take a deep breath and close your eyes. Thank spirit for blessing your space with their presence and bid them farewell until your next session.
18. Close off your space and honour it until the next time you decide to journal.
The questions and writing out the answers can be endless. This really is about you and opening up the channel to your spirit through writing. There is no right or wrong way of doing this. At the end of the day have fun and know that you just invited your imaginary friend back into your life and now you can call them your spirit guide or angel.
Angel Jury – Sacred Silence
Wouldn’t life be grand if we could just pick up a pen and start a conversation with our spirit guides or angels? What would you say? Better yet, what do you think their response would be? I would like to welcome you to “Spirit Journaling” a new way to start the conversation with your divine. A tangible way of communicating with your spirit guides and angels by the means of putting a pen to paper and allowing their guidance to flow through you like a well written novel that you will take pride in co-writing with them.
As a modern day Oracle, I have met many people, during my sessions, that have fallen off their soul’s path and have become disconnected from their source of divine. Sometimes the experience of human “being” can literally paralyze our decision making ability and leave us stuck in an abyss of emotions. Not only can we not see the road ahead but we are unable to express and articulate what we are experiencing and feeling. This can cause us to be trapped in the illusion of our own fears. Causing us to never take the opportunity to process the information, that leads to the healing.
Communication, to me, is the biggest gift we are given in our life time but like most things we struggle to use it properly. The fear that we may say something incorrectly has haunted us all. Writing is a form of communication and a portal to help you express yourself, in your time and in your way. Journaling can be that beacon of light that allows you to find your road back to yourself confidence. It just gets better when you learn to invite spirit in to write with you. This is when the real magic happens.
So what exactly is spirit? Spirit, to me, also means intuition, that deep inner knowing that the unseen knowledge, I receive, will be the driving force in my decision making process. It is my inner compass and gut feeling. It is the voice that radiates from a space of love and from the heart centre. It speaks the truth and is kind and encouraging, the language of the soul. We all encompass spirit (intuition) but like anything it too needs to be nurtured and exercised in order to reap the benefits from it.
We have two internal voices called spirit and ego that we can choose from at any given moment of the day. Let’s imagine the fictional angel (spirit) and devil (ego) that sit on our shoulders. We all knew that the angel was the voice of reason and the voice of temptation was the devil. Spirit spoke softly with encouragement and the ego spoke abrasively with self serving ways. These voices are two totally different animals. Let’s just say the angel is spirit, driven by love, guidance and what is best for your higher self. Whereas the devil is your ego, driven by self, greed and worth for gratification in your material world.
Here is a little secret. For me, the voice of spirit usually speaks to me on the right side of my head almost directly behind my ear lobe. This is the location of creativity, imagination and free will of expression. The place where I am free to be creative about expressing who I am. It is soft spoken, loving and has an encouraging voice that brings me comfort. Where as the ego likes to reside mainly on my left side of my head. A place where logic, scientific and analytical states of mind have got to be proven before they exist. This voice is very loud, controlling, aggressive and limiting. A place of worry, self doubt, stress and striving. A space that is very easy to get lost in if you can not determine the two dialogues.
I promise to help you learn techniques to tame that roaring lion that we all have living in us so that we allow the voice of the lamb to emerge. You will learn ways to have both of these beast live in harmony within you. You will understand the difference between spirit and ego by journaling the two voices on paper. Then with intention and practice, you will see huge shift and how you choose to listen to your internal dialogue. This will be life changing and will help you live your life in a healthier state of being with the divine.
We all need someone to talk too and these articles were designed with you in mind. There are no expectations from you except commitment. Commit to healing, creating, expressing, understanding and spiritually growing through writing because this will allow the energy of the situation to leave your body. The process honours your vulnerability to not be judged, perfect or even politically correct. This is your open dialogue with yourself and your spirit guides and angels. Be as creative and emotional as you want because remember it is just you and spirit that sees it.
Are your ready to start?
Here are a few tools (or suggestions) you will need before proceeding to the first lesson.
1. A new journal, one that speaks to you – choose colour, pictures, words, nice line spaces. Or your computer write with whatever makes your heart pitter patter.
2. A great writing pen, colour pencils, pencil and eraser
3. A great deck of oracle, angel or tarot cards. I have several decks of cards I use to inspire me to write. You can do your research on a deck that might speak out to you. It really is all personal preference. You can shop online or visit your nearest metaphysical store. The shopping for cards is so much fun, go enjoy the process.
4. A device (cell phone or laptop) that will play an easy 10 minute guided meditation for you. I will do my best to share links in these articles. Most of my meditations are found on YouTube and Spotify.
5. One of the following – a sage stick, loose sage leaves, sage essential oil or white sage incense. Most often when I work with Spirit I will burn sage to clear the energies in the air. Make sure that if you are going to burn sage to have a fireproof dish or shell to burn it in.
6. Candle – pick your favourite scent or colour and set the mood for your date with spirit.
7. A quiet space you can claim to yourself for 20 to 30 minutes.
8. Your favourite beverage of choice. Be careful if you choose to drink spirits as it can alter your channel with the true spirits.
9. And last but not least intention, an attitude to learn and make mistakes, positivity and a brilliant attitude.
When you are ready, proceed to Sacred Silence – Spirit Journaling
Today I get to write outside with Mother Nature and enjoy the blessed sounds that she provides at any given moment. As I sit here, I can hear the bustling of the river hitting the riverbed as it flows back to the lake. The sound of the breeze is hitting the trees, as they all sway like wind chimes to their own vibe, and the crows are communicating off in the distance about the days mischief they might get into.
Mother Nature is all providing, nurturing and the best portal to taming a busy hectic life. All too often we spend our valuable time with our heads buried in our electronic devices, fulfilling a busy calendar and doing things that bring us more stress than happiness. We tend to forget that living is suppose to be fulfilling and not stressful. As a human being, we are more “being” than human.
My husband had his father and younger sister pass away within 6 weeks of one another 4 years ago. Not only was it devastating to him and his family but it was also a pivotal point for him to assess the things in his life that were important. The smaller things in life that are free like love, happiness and enjoying the beauty of what his life had to offer. It took the passing of his loved ones to bring him to his pivotal point of seeing the world through a different lens. A lens that the world is not only material and physical but also spiritual. That life is to be enjoyed and not scheduled.
Responsibilities keep us busy and the responsibilities in your own life were chosen by you. Your choices got you the car, the house, the children, the job and those busy schedules. Life is a constant flux of change and nothing stays the same. It is always changing, even when something or someone dies.
The energy you are putting out there will be the energy you will get back. If you keep saying “I have no time because Im so busy” the universal law hears “They are so busy, let me give them more stuff to keep busy”. The law of the universe will always provide what you’re thinking and in this case just “more stuff”.
Stop! Take a minute to look at what you are chasing after and ask yourself if it is worth your energy of “being” too busy? Is it worth the loss of a loved one before you realize that all the money in the world will never bring them back. The chase is making you miss the important things in life, like the chance to exercise, a chance to go out with a friend, snuggle with your best friend or contact a loved one. Chasing after the illusion of getting things done and fulfilling your daily obligations will have you feeling like there is no purpose to your life. This can be draining and sometimes make one a bit resentful. Stop “being” and start living.
For the past 2 weeks we have been away from our home base. We visited our loving family, our wonderful friends, enjoyed a new puppy, went to a concert, a few motorbike rides, laughed, ate great food and enjoyed all of the pleasures that this right of passage we call life, could give. What a great time and experience we are having and we are finally feeling more “human” than “being”. We only get this one chance to live the life we have been given and so many chances to explore the beauty that was granted to us by the divine.
Today, find the beauty in Mother Nature and be grateful knowing that you belong to this amazing web of life that is all life giving. If a friend ask you to go out for lunch, then go! If your child wants to play a game, then play. Today, put the schedule of “being” aside and enjoy the little things in life that make you happy. Life is in front of you, choose to stop and look at it through a different lens and enjoy the things that make you human. Choose to find the beauty in the things you love. Choose to be more human than “being”.
Divine: Of, from, or like God or a god. God like.
Divine basically means relating to, coming from, or like God or a god.
transitive verb. 1 : to discover by intuition or insight : infer divine the truth.
Knowing and feeling the divine usually starts when we are at a crossroads in our life (not always for some but for most it is the starting point). When we start to search for answers we are seeking the truth. Seeking? Yes, one who “seeks” is searching or questing to find something that is true.
What are you seeking? What quest brought you to this course of “Spirit Journaling”? Maybe spiritual guidance, mystical knowledge or life direction. Maybe it was the divine that brought you here. That little voice inside your head that said “this is for you, try it.” If it was that little voice then congratulations! You have made the right choice as the divine knows that this will provide it for you. If you are still struggling to find the divine, then welcome and keep reading.
Let’s first talk about “seeking”. When we are “seeking”, we feel like we have lost something or don’t have enough of one thing. This sense of not being fulfilled can create disruption in our lives via emotional, physical and spiritual.
The noun part of “seeking” is usually the first step in the process of trying to find answers. We all have the need to know how to get answers on how to get things back to the way “they once were”. The old cliche “You don’t know what you have until it is gone.” is a sad reality but a true one and we have all experienced this.
In our lifetimes we all experience a loss of some-sort, a divorce, a job loss, a relationship break up, ill health or even death (to name a few). Our world has to be turned upside down and our energy field disrupted before we realize things are not working in our current situation.
When we experience a shift in our energetic field – divorce, accident, ill health, death – It is during these trying times that we start seeking.
Desperate times can feel like we are blowing up like a cosmo in the galaxy and the fragments of “what was” now becomes “what is” and it leaves a clustered mess to be cleaned up. We begin the clean up by desperately grabbing all the fragments, of that blown up cosmo, and we try to put them back together again. The clean up can be messy, long and very tiring but maybe that clean up should be left untouched.
Maybe the fragments were blown apart so your current situation can create a new cosmo, one that works and is in alignment with who you are meant to be. Maybe that cosmo blew up in divine timing because it no longer is of value in your life, and it is time to make a shift. This is usually the best time to welcome in the divine. During these shifts because we are searching for answers on how to realign, to get back on track with what feels right to us. The quest for the right answers are being shown to you as your truth. The truth may hurt but the truth will always take you in the right direction.
When we experience any type of unfamiliar shift in our current energy field we loose our sense of self and our inner light gets distinguished. We then become more open to receive guidance, direction and wisdom from, any source to stop the confusion of the situation. As we go searching, remember the divine is always there to offer this light to you. It is your souls compass and they want to let you know you are not loss. This is the optimal time to open your heart and welcome your new inner light and guidance in, the divine.
What is the divine? At the beginning of this blog I wrote the wikipedia meanings of what the divine meant. For me, it is the the unseen knowing that resides in my soul. A driving force of nature that is built on trust and knowing. It is something we are all a part of, a web of life and events that is accessible at any given moment, if we so choose. It is that sacred spot that we must treat with reverence because the infinite is infinite. It is the unwritten rule book that allows each one us the freewill to make a choice, with out judgement. It is god – source – infinite like. It is my confidence, my knowing and my trust, it is all knowing and giving.
Whatever you choose to call it – Divine, Universe, God, Source, Buddha, Koran – they really all mean the same thing. They are all knowing and infinite. For the sake of this article we will refer to it as the divine.
How does one talk to the divine? You just start with any dialogue “Hello divine, It is me. I would really like your guidance today!” Just start.
The divine will create a personal dialogue with you in many different ways. It will speak in signs, symbols, lyrics of music, dreams, divination tools such as Tarot or Oracle cards, pendulums, and journaling. It really is up to you and how you wish to communicate with it.
Remember that Divination is: (uncountable) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events.
The dialogue you decide to have with the divine will be customized for you. As there are all different languages for the divine. For most it is about acknowledging your gifts. Which I like to call downloads or the 6 Claires: Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Clairalience, Clairgustance, Claircognizance.
Talking to the divine includes: Angels, Spirit Guides, loved ones who have passed over – they help us get answers to questions to what we really are seeking. We are all searching for things that will give us happiness. The divine helps create a map along your journey. They help you find the answer that you are seeking and bring the blessings from the the one you loved who have passed over.
We all have the potential to create a direct connection with the divine at anytime. The divine is an incredible energy of love, as it comes from a love based source of guidance and wisdom based on our higher self.
The biggest challenge most people have is trust. Trust can be based on fear and fear can keep us from experiencing the best things in life. That’s right I said we all have a gift, it is not just for a selected few.
I grew up in Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada with an aboriginal father who was in the Navy and my mother who worked in a convent with the nuns. My father grew up on the reserve with a strong Catholic background and my mother came from a mixed background of Protestant and Catholic. Every Sunday, I had to go to Catholic Sunday school and church. My ancestral story is that of the father, the son and the holy ghost.
Do I follow this belief system today? No, because I see such a bigger picture than one religion.
Our belief systems have been passed down and have created our patterns for believing. I believe that we all came from the same source of creation, and we are all equals. We all came from the same place and we will all return to this place. We are interconnected as a collective group with this source. We all have a soul and a spirit, we all have the capacity to connect with this and will return to this.
In easier terms, something divine is said to be something given by god. You will receive information through the universe and the divine consciousness, if you choose to believe. Remember I said ‘choose”.
Spending time with the divine is like spending time with your best friend. When you are open to receive from them, they will nourish your relationship with trust and guidance so it will be strong and healthy. This helps build up your confidence and optimism to build a healthy, positive life.
Talking to the divine should be done daily and this is why I created “Spirit Journaling”. I believe that writing is a great way to process information and connect to spirit via writing.
Divination takes many forms, and while some of the craft will use several different techniques, most everyone has their own favourite method for seeking answers from the divine. Please be patient.
Some of the favourite divination methods include the use of tarot cards, pendulums or runes. Crystal and/or crystal ball gazing, reading tea leaves, gazing into a pool or bowl of water or candle gazing are also popular. The list goes on and on.
Any of these items can help you strengthen your intuition. Simply choose the one you are most comfortable using and practice, practice, practice. It may seem hard in the beginning, but don’t give up. The more you use these tools, the easier it gets.Think of your divination tools as exercise equipment for your intuition.
Almost anything can be used as a divination tool, and over the centuries just about everything has been. You are simply using these items to strengthen your spirit or intuition. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Start with tools you are comfortable with and try more complicated methods as you develop your abilities. ENERGY is a big part of this connection. Just start today by saying “Hello spirit, I welcome you into my life.” and accept this starting point as divine timing!