Seeing Through the Veil

Posted on February 27, 2015. Filed under: Spiritual Awakening | Tags: , , , , , |

We’ve all heard the expression that the veil in thinner now than it’s ever been.  The veil separating the physical and non-physical worlds is what I’ve always thought this referred to.  And it does.  But it’s also more than that.

Up till now, I’ve seen it as the separation of beings – physical and non-physical.  Today, however, I saw this in a whole new way. The veil also covers our own perceptions and understanding of ourselves.  It’s an internal thing – the separation between who I see myself to be from the perspective of ego which has been wounded and hurt and the perspective of my soul which looks at all experiences with benevolence, love and compassion.

I clearly saw how denying what is true for me simply sets up an internal dilemma – which then plays itself out in external dramas and emotional upheavals.  Admitting my truth to myself seems to be the first step in releasing this inner conflict.love pierces the veil

So this veil is not really so much about separating “worlds,” like I used to believe, as it is about separating perceptions.  Seeing through the eyes of love pierces that veil and releases the illusion that there is really a separation between anything.  Truly love is the energy that flows through everything, the energy that created stars, and the energy that makes us One – even as we play out different experiences from our unique ego perspectives.

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Figuring it out as we go…

Posted on December 22, 2014. Filed under: Spiritual Practice | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Life is a process.  Each experience leads to another, to the next.  For better or for worse, we can only take one step at a time, whether that feels like a forward step or a backward step.  We just keep racking up experience after experience.  And we hope that we are going somewhere – somewhere that feels good, that feels fulfilling.

We made assessments about life at a very early age.  We made determinations about our worth, our value, about success and failure – long before we fully understood the depth of meaning of those concepts.  Then we spend our lives marching to the tune of those beliefs acquired long before we had the power to choose deliberately and consciously.  We were subjected to customs, traditions, duties and obligations – and those things became the fabric of the tapestry of How We View Life.

At some point, most of us wake up to the fact that we can actually examine and discard those beliefs that feel like vices around our very lifeblood – those things that choke the hope, joy and love out of our existence.  You know the ones I’m talking about – those things like, “You’re a worthless piece of ^%*$,” or “You don’t deserve to be happy,” or “It’s all your fault.”  Pick your poison.  We’re all carrying some version of it around inside of us.

The way I now see it, the path to happiness lies in exposing these false beliefs that underlie the very Each experiencefoundation of who we see ourselves to be.  They impact everything.  Every relationship.  Every interaction.  Every choice.  We’re either proving to ourselves that they’re true, and we are worthless – or we’re faced with the realization that the very foundation of what we’ve built our identity upon is cracked, damaged and in dire need of rebuilding.

So that brings me back to my initial comment – Life is a process.  I said that to a friend today, and he thought he heard me say, Life is a crock.  Perhaps that’s really what I was saying.  Sometimes the process just plain sucks.  It can be hard.  But only – and I mean ONLY – because somewhere along the line we’ve deemed it so.

See, we came in with a clean slate.  We entered this life knowing that we are divine creators, still basking in the loving oneness that precedes and supersedes life as we consciously know it.  And then we forgot.  We forgot that we come from love and that the point is and has always been simply experiencing and expressing this love in an infinite variety of ways.  Somewhere along the line we messed it all up by coming to believe that we are anything less than who we were when we began this journey as little tiny infants.  We created limiting beliefs … and now we’re on the journey of exposing them for the falsehoods that they are, one by stinking one.

Gradually we begin to reassemble the pieces of the puzzle into their proper places.  We begin to see ourselves as the powerful creators of our experience that we always have been, but which we were taught to diminish and discount, belittle and bemoan.  When we take responsibility for our lives, we see that each experience is one more piece of the puzzle reassembling our divine birthright which is to know that love is all there is.  Everything else is illusion.

So while it is true that sometimes the process stinks, it does lead us to the magnificent revelation and understanding of our divine connection to all things.  As humans, we’re all just figuring it out as we go.  And nothing could be more perfect than that.

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The Sacred Soul

Posted on September 24, 2013. Filed under: Spiritual Practice | Tags: , , , , , |

Many tools are available to help connect us to our inner guidance, our divine essence, our soul.  Whatever term you prefer, they all refer to that broader, timeless, non-physical aspect of ourselves, and that aspect of us is continually offering guidance, support, and unconditional love.  The only question becomes are we listening?

My personal journey has brought me, once again, to the powerful and healing energy of the Akashic Records.  I say “again” because this energy is familiar to me, it calls to me and I delight every single time I’m invited to share in it with my clients.  This is energy which I have accessed in other lifetimes.  Now, not only has my journey brought me back to the records for personal growth, but I also share Akashic Record Readings with clients from around the world.

Your Akashic Record 2The Akashic Records, if you’re not familiar, are the vibrational records of each soul’s journey through all of time.  They contain the history of all humanity – past, present, and future.  In the Bible, the records are referred to as The Book of Life.

As with any great body of information, there are many ways and means of accessing the knowledge contained therein.  Through a prayer process, I have been granted access into the heart of the records – the area of information that pertains to who you are at a core and fundamental level.  From this space, I am given information to help my clients remember who they are and what they’ve come into this life to experience.

Though each and every forray into the unconditional love that is the energy of the records is unique and special, a number of experiences appear to be universal.

1. The energy upon which the history of humanity is written as the Akashic Records is unconditional love.  When it is said that love unites us all, no truer words could be spoken.  Love IS the energy of which all things are made.

2.  Every soul is sacred.  In the space of unconditional love, no judgment exists.  Judgment is a human construct, an effort to assign meaning and significance to life experiences within the framework of the mind.  The fundamental truth is that every soul is an aspect of the divine, living out a human experience, but divine and sacred all the same.

3.  We are always connected to our divine Source.  It is only our awareness of our connection that fluctuates.  We alone are responsible for allowing or dis-allowing our connection through our thoughts, beliefs and perceptions, but the connection is always available.

Journeying into the records is like sharing an intimate dance with our soul.  We are enfolded in our soul’s loving embrace.  We are refreshed and renewed as we allow the life-giving peace and love of Source to fill, nurture and sustain us.  We are empowered by remembering our divine and sacred heritage.  We once again, at least for a short time, re-member the experience of BEING Love as we stand in union with our sacred self, our soul.

I invite you to experience the gift of this intimate dance and reunion with your soul.  Readings are offered by phone or Skype and are recorded for you convenience.  Readings last between 60 and 90 minutes and currently cost $150.  To schedule your own reading, please contact me at sue@soulspeaking.net. I look forward to the honor and privilege of greeting your soul through the unconditional love of the Akashic Records.

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Standing in Confidence

Posted on August 2, 2013. Filed under: Spiritual Awakening, Spiritual Practice | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just two weeks ago when I attempted to write this blog, I was in a completely different space.  Now things have shifted, I have shifted, and I see the same things from this different perspective.

I guess I’m learning (again) to trust the process, my process.  I’m learning to trust this new foundation upon which I’m crafting my ever-expanding, constantly moving world.  I’m experiencing the power and the “rightness” of honoring my truth, sharing my voice and fully experiencing my emotions.

The bottom line is that life continues to be a fluid reflection of my inner world.  As I claim, with confidence and surety, the power of my connection to my Source, others reflect back to me the “magic” of allowing that connection.  It’s become such an anomaly, this natural connection to Source, that when we witness it, we’re awestruck and mesmerized.  The truth of the matter is that we ALL have this connection to Source; we ALL have access to the seemingly magical and miraculous happenings that flow from this connection.  We ALL do.  I’m not special – I’m just practicing living in the space of that connection, and it feels incredible.

sea-103539_1280I shared several Akashic Record readings this week that not only profoundly affected my clients, but which also profoundly affected me.  Each reading is unique and special, but this week something incredible happened for me.  I experienced a deep knowing about the power of aligning with my Soul.  I gained “evidence” of the magic of sharing my gifts in ways that makes my heart sing.  I realized that I am very good at what I do, and the more fully I stand in confidence, knowing Who I Am, the more powerfully I am able to influence my clients’ experience.

Life is all about learning who we are, about experiencing ourselves as the powerful creator of our world, and about allowing love to flow through us unimpeded.  The ways in which we can do all of these things are endless.  We can never get it wrong… but, oh, the deliciousness of how it feels when we allow complete and utter alignment is almost beyond description!

So today, as opposed to two weeks ago, I stand here in eager anticipation of whatever is next.  I stand with great joy and confidence that Life will be exciting and adventurous – and I’m ready.  I’m ready to embrace the entirety of my experience because I KNOW the power of my alignment, and I KNOW that I can come back to this place of alignment whenever I choose.  There is nothing more delicious, nor more exciting, than standing in the power of BEING me.

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FLOW Junkie

Posted on June 23, 2013. Filed under: Spiritual Awakening | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have a confession to make.  I have become a “Flow Junkie.”  I’m sure it is not as ominous as that might sound, and I surely hope that it’s contagious – because it’s pretty incredible and I’d love for everyone to experience this too.

The other day I had the pleasure of connecting with a friend over a three-hour lunch.  We hadn’t connected in a while, so we both had a lot of interesting life experiences to share.  She said that another friend of hers had “accused” her of being a “flow junkie.”  The phrase stuck with me, and I’ve concluded that I too have become a Flow Junkie.  I think that’s pretty incredible.

Life has continued to propel me along my path.  Sometimes I bounce over the rocks, and sometimes I float along with great ease, but the ground I’ve covered is undeniable.

2012 Jun Andy and Friends Slip N Slide 066In the past year, I’ve directed most of my creative juices in to my Facebook page Soul Speaking.  I’ve experienced great success with it too.  My page has flourished and has over 116,000 followers from around the world.  I now regularly connect with people at a soul-level through Akashic Record Readings.  I’ve become a published author by contributing a chapter to a book about the people behind those FB pages.  While that experience included many unforeseen side-trips, I’m eternally grateful for the blessing that it continues to bestow in my life.

In the past year, I’ve become so much more firmly rooted and grounded in my center, in my connection to MY Source.  I see Life as an amazing unfolding of joyous opportunities to create, expand and experience.  The possibilities are truly endless, and I’ve certainly become “addicted” to feeling this joyous connection.  I crave the high-flying feelings of delight and euphoria as new experiences and opportunities crest over my horizons.  I love knowing with every cell of my being that life is always working out for me, and I love basking in the trust that everything happens for my highest good.

I revel in the relationships made available to me because of this unerring focus on feeling good.  I delight in watching amazing circumstances align themselves for me and for the people in my life.  “Magic” happens regularly.  Miracles have become commonplace!

Oh yes!  I most certainly have become a FLOW Junkie. And I cannot recommend it highly enough.  I really suggest that you try it for yourself.  But I’ll warn you – it doesn’t take much to get you hooked!

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Open to Receiving

Posted on July 19, 2011. Filed under: Spiritual Awakening | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you know that you are connected to an endless, streaming, continuous flow of unconditional love?  Do you realize the magnitude and the magnificence of that knowing?

Close your eyes for a minute and recall a moment of pure, utter bliss.  Do you recall the euphoria of that feeling?  The expansiveness of being so much bigger than the physical you in that memory?

Focus on that feeling of bliss, milking it, making it even bigger and brighter.  Savor that feeling for just another moment.

It is in those moments of sheer and utter bliss that we are most closely aligned with our Soul – that beautiful, expansive, loving part of ourselves that is forever connected to God, to Source.  In bliss we stand as one with our Soul, fully embodying the endless and continuous flow of unconditional love from God.  As electricity flows continuously to light a lightbulb, so too does God’s unconditional love flow to and through us to light our lives.

And yet, how often do we unwittingly flip the switch, interrupting our willingness to receive that flow?

Searching for that connection to God, we often erect barriers and obstacles, establishing conditions on our worthiness to receive this endless stream of love from God.  Then we spend our physical lives slowly dismantling those barriers and obstacles.

The truth of the matter, for me at least, is that this wonderful, powerful, healing, all-encompassing stream of loving energy is always available to us.  Always.  Endlessly.  Continuously.

The only question is whether you are open to receiving it?  What would it take for you to allow this endless and continuous love to flow through your life?

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Gaining Gratitude

Posted on October 24, 2010. Filed under: Spiritual Practice | Tags: , , , , , , |

The notion of gratitude being an elevated vibrational state is not new to me.  Much information has been devoted to the benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude.  While I certainly do not claim to be a master at maintaining this attitude, I am familiar enough with the concept, and even the practice of it.  Still, when given the opportunity to participate in a gratitude workshop while I was in the Chicago area a few months back, I seized the opportunity!

The topic of gratitude interested me, but I was just as interested to visit the Dynamic Ease Wellness Center and the owner, Kerry Sammon, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at another spiritual training event the previous year.  I wanted to see what Kerry had created, where she worked, and what she was doing.  I was more than surprised by the experience that unfolded.

The class consisted of a small number of students, but that only added to the intimacy.  We were led by Kerry through several different meditations during the course of the evening.  While I’ve forgotten the exact words, a few things still stand out vividly in my memory.  One was that we were to imagine a grounding cord extending from us down through the ground to the center of the earth.  We were free to visualize this cord in any form or color that seemed fitting to us.  Mine was a hot pink corrugated hose – of all things!  The image of that just tickled me – I’m not typically a hot pink kind of girl.  (And still, months later, whenever I imagine my grounding cord, it’s still this hot pink hose.)  The other image that remains etched in my memory is one of a golden light showering down over us as we meditated, filling us with a sparkling, glittering light.  I felt infused with love.  Had I not been so securely tethered by my hot pink grounding cord, I just might have happily floated off into the ethers.

All of this imagery and emotional well-being was created by Kerry’s skilled guided meditation focusing on a sense of gratitude.  But that’s not all we did during this enjoyable workshop.  We played several games where we would toss a ball around the group, stating things that we were grateful for every time we caught the ball.  Funny how hard it became to quickly name things when the ball repeatedly came our way.

The evening passed too quickly, but I carried away with me this elevated sense of well-being.  In fact, I stayed in this higher vibration of gratitude and love all through the rest of my weekend in Chicago.

From the vantage point of vibrating in love, I observed a colleague’s pettiness and self-centeredness with detachment, even amusement.  I was able to observe these interactions without absorbing any of their negativity.  I felt “above it” all as surely I was while I allowed myself to stay in this higher vibration of gratitude and love.

This experience solidified for me that there truly is power in the attitude of gratitude.  It both figuratively, and literally, raises us above the denser vibrations of fear, lack, competition and scarcity that we encounter all too often in our daily lives.

To experience this vibrational shift for yourself, there are a number of fun and easy activities you can start today.

1)   Start a gratitude journal.  Find yourself a notebook or journal and personalize or decorate the cover, if you choose.  Each night, write down 5 things about the day for which you are grateful.  Start each new day by reviewing previous lists to set a tone of gratitude for that day.

2)   Find a “gratitude buddy” to exchange daily emails with (contact Kerry at kerry@dynamicease.com for help in setting this up).  Each day send your buddy an email detailing an object of your gratitude.

3)   Spend 5 minutes each day meditating (i.e. sitting quietly) on the idea of gratitude.  Allow the sparkling golden light to shower down upon you, filling every cell of your body with gratitude, love and light.

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude in your spiritual practice may require some disciplined practice until gratitude becomes a comfortable outlook on life.  However, the blessings that gratitude bestows significantly outweigh the effort required to enjoy them.  Have fun with this!  The results will probably surprise you too.

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Crystal Clarity

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Occasionally, during the long winter months in Minnesota, atmospheric conditions converge to create the spectacular ice frost known as “hoar-frost.”  When fog settles over the countryside and the temperature is just right, the water vapor begins to freeze to everything it touches.  The ice crystals grow and grow until they resemble an icy lace, coating the edges of trees, bushes, plants and fences.  The results are spectacular!

Usually by mid-day, the fog lifts to be replaced by a brilliant blue sky.  The contrast of these large crystals against the winter blue sky is nothing short of breathtaking.

Just the day before this magical winter display, I experienced a personal moment of crystal clarity.  It was one of those “AHA” moments of such magnitude that it stayed with me throughout the next day.

Lately, I’ve wrestled with a relationship that has left me feeling used and taken advantage of.  I’ve struggled with feelings of hurt, resentment and abandonment.  And my feelings were complicated by the fact that my friend had unknowingly created this situation whirling around and around in my head.  I knew she had not intentionally hurt me, but knowing this didn’t make me feel any less wounded.

After finally writing pages and pages in my journal to validate and release my pain, I was blessed with a knowing deep within the core of my being.  I KNEW I was loved, whole and complete.  But this was so much more powerful than simply knowing this in my head.  I experienced this knowing in every cell of my body, in every dimension of my being.  In that moment I felt God – and it was utterly amazing, breathtaking, and astounding.  I’ve never felt such deep peace and love and contentment.

I realized that everything that I’d been seeking from my friend was already there inside me.  I did not need anything from anyone because I was complete, whole.  It occurred to me that my relationships are not to give me something but to show me what I already have through my connection to God, to Source.

This feeling of complete-ness stayed with me into the next day.  I saw the world through eyes of love and non-judgment.  People shined with joy, the world shimmered with love (and a beautiful display of hoar-frost).

I feel blessed to have been granted a taste of seeing life from this heart-centered place.  By being connected to this Source of Love, I felt above, unaffected by, the dramas of daily life.  What an amazing experience!

The most astounding part of this experience for me was seeing that the words we study create an intellectual experience of love, acceptance, One-ness.  What I felt was not a thought but an immersion in the concept – every cell of my body knew and resonated this love.

People I met that next day, friends I haven’t seen in years, commented that I looked fabulous.  I know, however, that they weren’t seeing me.  They saw my Spirit basking in the new-found place of love.

What a holy moment – this moment of crystal clarity, this understanding of the Love which we are.  I am ever so grateful for this experience of being love.  I now believe that this is the state in which we strive to walk every day.  From this place of love, truly all things are possible.

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