“Staying High” During Times Like These

In recent weeks, I’ve felt an uncustomary heaviness in my heart. At times I’ve felt numbed and overwhelmed, like a sponge soaking up the generalized anxiety so pervasive in many of those around me. And I know I am not alone. The recent change in administration here in the US is affecting our entire global family in many unsettling ways.

And yet, I write this article with no political or social agenda. Like many others on both sides of the political divide, and indeed, around the world, I am deeply concerned about the repercussions of decisions made by certain political leaders. Yet, at the same time, I hold fast to a Bigger Picture, a higher perspective.

I strongly believe political representatives are just that – representatives. An elected official cannot be other than a reflection of collective consciousness. To focus solely on bedeviling one individual or blaming all ills on “them” – whoever “them” is in your own world view – is to miss a much larger picture, and a much larger opportunity for healing.

I believe we are being presented with a powerful opportunity for growth and change.

As individuals and as a nation, the way in which we deal in these coming weeks and months with the fear, anger, anxiety and divisiveness that are prevalent in our country will (quite literally) make a world of difference. We have co-created a perfect climate to spur us into elevating our consciousness, big time. We can choose to transcend “us and them” consciousness. We can choose to “stay high.”

I certainly urge you to follow your heart and take any political and/or social actions you may feel inspired to take. But I also entreat you to wield your considerable influence in a way that transcends any outer actions. I invite you to join me and many others around the world in consciously transmuting and transforming this fear-based energy.

How? By choosing Love. By utilizing the unparalleled power of meditation and prayer to clear your own vessel, to visualize our global community living in peace and harmony with each other and with Mother Earth. To learn, more deeply than ever before, to BE the change you wish to see in the world.

Hundreds of well-documented studies have been done showing that focused intention via meditation, prayer, sound and other forms of energy healing have tangible positive effects, including lowering crime rate and reducing conflict activity in war zones.

I’ve been working in mindbodyspirit healing for over three decades and find Sound Healing to be one of the most effective, elegant ways to facilitate vibrational frequency shifts on a personal and planetary level.

I recently lead an event in my hometown of Eugene, OR, in conjunction with World Sound Healing Day. (Feb 14) Originated 15 years ago by sound healing pioneer Jonathan Goldman, this is one of many powerful opportunities to collectively raise the vibrational level of the planet. Many global consciousness movements are rising up, based on the knowledge that the synergy of combined intent, based in Love, is truly the most powerful healing force available.

Change MUST begin within.

As Einstein said, “A problem cannot be solved from the same consciousness level in which is was created.”

History has proven all too clearly that many of our ongoing challenges – war, racism, poverty, global warming, to name but a few – can seem to have no solutions within our current consciousness level.

Individually and collectively, we must become the change we seek. And we must do it now. We must not allow ourselves to get paralyzed or demoralized by fear, judgment, anxiety or hopelessness. We must, again and again, choose to let our unrest be a catalyst compelling us to Choose Love.

We must empower our belief in the innate goodness of humankind, and in the possibility of transcendent awakenings.

Like many other countries in the world, our national climate is deeply charged with strong, disparate opinions. We must recognize the potentially positive strength of these passions, and choose to channel them into a powerful expression of compassion, and unity across political divides.

Please use your passion to be part of a powerful force for change. Please help hold a higher vision.

My life’s work is dedicated to doing just that. Each of my CDs were born of this passion, their purpose being to help bring into being what I know in my heart is possible.

My Seeds of Peace CD includes two guided meditation processes (“I AM Light” and “Seeds of Peace”) both created with the intention of guiding individuals and groups into a place of deep remembering – remembering that our essence is Love, and that with Love, all things are possible. Combined with the high frequencies of my alchemical crystal singing bowls, these processes are designed to open and activate higher chakra energy and raise your vibrational level, so that you may truly experience deep peace within your own being.

This is how real change occurs. Within each of us. No one “out there” can override the power of collective consciousness. So now, more than ever, it is imperative that we deepen, by moment-to-moment practice, our capacity to be peace.

I invite you right now, as you read, to feel in your heart the possibility that all this outer craziness truly can be a catalyst for positive, lasting change. I invite you to affirm with me, in your own way:

“May the Light of Unconditional Love illuminate the hearts and minds of all world leaders and decision makers, from this moment forward. I know that the power of Love is stronger than any darkness that seems to divide our nation and our world. I envision truly miraculous changes unfolding…a beautiful phoenix of compassion, good will, cooperation and kindness rising from these divisive ashes. I believe in the innate goodness of the human heart. I envision the divine potential within each of us manifesting now, creating a world of peace, harmony and mutual respect amongst all nations, all races, all beings. And so it is.”

And so, my friends, should you feel the anxiety of the high-level drama that’s being played out in our country and in other parts of the world, know you are not alone. Let it spur you to inner and outer action. Choose love. Believe. Elevate. Where some would divide, let us unite. Let us heal our divisions, inwardly and outwardly, and bring into being a truly better world.

In the immortal words of John Lennon…

“Imagine all the people, living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. Perhaps someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”

Perhaps that someday is now.

Namaste.

(Written January, 2017)

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