No Explanation Necessary

Posted on August 16, 2013. Filed under: Spiritual Practice | Tags: , , , , , |

“Never explain yourself.  Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”  ~ Belgicia Howell

We use words all of the time – to share information, to promote ideas and products, to educate and to entertain.  Our days are filled with written and spoken words, but how much of that is just the noise with which we fill our minds?

Obviously, words are not our only means of communicating with others.  Our actions speak.  Pictures are said to be worth a thousand words.  And our energy speaks Never explain yourselfvolumes.  In my opinion, it is actually our energy that people respond to more powerfully than our words, because as we all know, words can lie, manipulate and deceive.  Energy does not.  Ever.

This past week I encountered a few comments on my Facebook page that needled me until I wrote a commentary about it all.  I was overwhelmed by the many supportive responses that I received, and many pointed out the obvious:  I needn’t have provided any explanation at all.  This brought home a point I’ve encountered before and that is alluded to by the quote at the beginning of this blog:  any explanations that I offer are really an attempt to convince myself.

That, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s certainly a good thing to be clear about.  I use words in this way quite frequently.  Journaling, blogging, writing are all ways in which I process my thoughts to become clearer about what I think and feel.

So are explanations ever useful?  Oh certainly – as a means of providing information, they’re helpful.  Do they ever convince someone who is opposed in the first place to see your viewpoint?  Probably not, and the reason for this, I believe, lies in the energy that is projected.  By virtue of needing to explain and consequently justify one’s actions by way of the explanation itself, the “explainer” is projecting an air of uncertainty about their actions.  That energy is never going to convince anyone who doesn’t already agree with you to change their perspective.

All that being said, providing the explanation that I did definitely solidified my comfort level in advertising my services on my FB page.  I get to do whatever I want on my page – and everyone else gets to stay or leave according to their needs.  No explanation necessary.

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Standing in My Own Way – but a little bit less every day

Posted on April 30, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

I love when Spirit puts messages in my path.  Well, actually, since Spirit is doing that all of the time, I love when I’m aware enough to notice the messages!

I’ve been on a quest for the past 9 months to grow spiritually and to develop my intuitive gifts.  Actually, my spiritual quest has been going on a lot longer than that.  I guess I started about 9 months ago to develop psychically.  Wasn’t I surprised to realize that psychic communication and spiritual communication are in fact one in the same?  What an “Aha Moment” when these two pursuits melded into one!

So my greatest desire lately has been to see and hear psychically.  You know – see pictures and images sent as messages from Spirit to me and to others, to see my guides and angels, to hear the voices of my guides and angels, and even to hear others’ guides and angels so that I can help others on their own spiritual quests.

To write that desire down, I realize how “out there” it sounds.  Do I seriously want to hear voices and see things?  Don’t people think I’m weird enough without being accused of being crazy too?  It’s probably one of those “be careful what you wish for” situations.

However, as I continue along my journey, striving to strengthen and increase my communication with the spirit world, I’ve come to realize a few important things.

First of all, I’m already communicating with Spirit – or rather, Spirit is already communicating with me.  It always has been.  It’s never been a matter of my “becoming psychic” – I’ve always had that ability (as you have too).  It’s more a matter of conscious awareness – isn’t that the case with most things spiritual?  Degrees of awareness.

So my ability to see and hear comes down to an ability to discern and listen.  Spirit is subtle.  That’s one of the biggest “Aha’s” I’ve had.  Spirit is quiet, and the messages come quickly – gone in an instant.  So if  you’re not watching carefully, you’re not sure the message was even there.  It’s easy to chalk it up to imagination.

But, it’s important that Spirit be subtle and quiet for a couple of reasons.  First, Spirit always respects our Free Will.  It will never force us to take one path versus another.  Spirit merely guides us, offering suggestions.  It is always our choice whether to follow that guidance or not.  The second reason that Spirit comes to us quietly is so that it can simply be another layer of our existence, another dimension coexisting with our physical reality.  Spirit needs not overpower our lives, but it is always available to us should we choose to open ourselves to it.

The other big realization I’ve had regarding my communicating with Spirit is that it’s not as much an act of “doing” something as it is the state of “being” something.  Being psychic, which simply means actively tapping into the energy all around us, is not something we do but something we are.  It’s a lifestyle.

Someone recently told me that my interest in the paranormal is merely a phase that I’m going through, something I’ll eventually outgrow.  Perhaps.   I don’t think so though.  My interest in developing my psychic gifts and growing spiritually is entwined in the very fabric of my life.  Once we know something, we can’t “un-know” it.  I now see how powerful I become when I embrace my spiritual self, the part of me that connects me to every other living thing and to Divine Source, to God.  I don’t ever want to let that knowing go!

It still amazes me that what I thought began as an intellectual exercise to “learn how to be psychic” has really become a lifestyle of living from Spirit.  And the only thing standing between me and the attainment of my desire is me.

Each day as I grow in awareness and trust, I move closer and closer to my goal.  As I accept and embrace my spiritual nature, I become more of the spiritual being I desire.  I become more of All That I Am and All That Is.  What could be a more meaningful pursuit in life?

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Green Lights and Parking Spaces

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

So often we hear the saying, “It’s the little things in life that matter.”  In our quest for spiritual growth and development, this statement could not be more true.  For while we seek those “Aha” moments, most of our spiritual understanding comes from the subtle nudges and quiet urgings of our spirit.

The spirit world, not bound by the dense energies of our third dimensional physicality, often sees no need for loud or obnoxious messages.  Spirit is content with quietly whispering in our ear or sending subtle messages in the form of frequently seen number patterns.  The trick for us then is to remain open to receiving these quiet messages.

My angels often remind me of their presence by showing me the numbers 27 or 127.  I’ll glance at the clock only to see that the time is 3:27, or I’ll be following a car whose license plate includes the number 127.  Have you noticed any numbers repeatedly showing up for you?

When I began pursuing my spiritual awakening consciously, a psychic encouraged me to play with electrical energy by trying to make all traffic lights green.  At first I wondered what was the point.  So what if I could “make” the lights be green.  As I studied more spiritual ideas, I learned about the power of setting intentions and focusing on believing that the desired outcome is already fulfilled.  So I played more with “intending” all the traffic lights to be green or “intending” to find an empty parking space in the front row or closest to my destination.

Gradually, I’ve begun to understand that the goal of this exercise was not one of learning to control outcomes but one of recognizing messages and guidance.  By tuning into the energy of the traffic lights, I am opening myself to and becoming aware of subtle energy differences.  These minute nuances of energy are indeed the realm of the spiritual.

So now, green traffic lights make me smile because I know that my angels are with me.  I see that they are not only sending me reassuring messages of their presence, but also confirming that they are always with me, paving the way to make my journey easier.  And when I pull up to the post office to find an adjacent parking space available for me, I remember that my angels and guides will always point to the path in the direction of my Highest Good.  With such heavenly assistance, I truly feel blessed to be alive in these momentous times.

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