Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Some days, don’tcha just wish there was a way to Ctrl+Alt+Delete for life’s experiences?

Not just do-overs, but block it out completely from our experiences . . . wishing somethings just never happened.

When we experience this, we are in the middle of trauma or we are re-living trauma. Trauma looks differently to different folks. Those who have experienced very little trauma can be upset and distraught over minor things, while those who have experienced horrible crisis can be more resilient over the little things. At the same time, those who experienced difficulties can be resilient for a while and then become overwhelmed by the next little thing that comes along.

Living in a cave can prevent a lot of the trauma we experience, yet that’s not a good option for us either.

So, how do we deal with trauma – or what WE perceive as trauma (others may perceive as silly – get over yourself) so that we feel free?

Unfortunately, there is no single way to deal with trauma. And maybe lots of ways in conjunction with one another may provide the relief we are looking for. For me, a combination of EFT (tapping), Emotion Code, Prayer, Breath Work, doing creative things, walking out in nature, petting kittens, doing a kindness, and a healthy dose of grandchildren really seems to help.

There is no quick fix, yet some processes take only a moment of time and offer hours of relief. I think the trick for me is to keep at it. The hardest part is recognizing I’m going down and taking immediate steps to prevent further damage. The biggest tip-off for me is finding fault with myself or with Phil (hard to believe, I know!) Once I recognize I’m criticizing either one of us, I know I’d better do something FAST!! That downward spiral gets out of control so fast it’ll make your head spin!

What are your tip-offs?

What do you do to counteract the spiral?

What will help a full blown spiral out of control negativity blast? In a word, GOD. Whatever you perceive that to be . . . Divine Source, All That Is . . .What-ever. The Presence of God is ever available to us and God’s Love happens immediately upon asking. Just ASK!!! “Please help me, I’m down and out!” Or, “Please help me I’m heading down and don’t want to go there.”

Also, God’s angelic host immediately intervene when asked. Specifically, Angels of Protection often are the first to arrive. These beings are often a brilliant white, yellow, or light orange in color. Darkness cannot stand all their brightness and will dissipate. Angels of Comfort come in next, these are often shades of blue and feel very soothing. Then, Angels of Healing attend.

These are often appear to be surrounded by hues of greens. If you see a flash of light out of the corner of your eye, you may have an angel in attendance. You may not perceive a color at first, but you might become aware of a color once you tune in regularly.

If you know someone who is struggling with overcoming trauma, you may send angels to assist them. You might want to send Angels of Illumination first – these are Luminary Angels and are a softer white than Angels of Protection. These Angels help a person see their options and opportunities to grow and shift. Without that awareness, not much else can happen. “Luminary Angels, please attend to my friend ___________.”

You may wish to send Angels of Protection along with the Luminary Angels. Or, you can let Divine Source determine which angels are best by saying, “Please send angels to ___________.”

When we are in the midst of that trauma spiral, it is nearly impossible to get clear enough to remember to ask. It’s wise to request Angels to attend when in a positive state, knowing that a downward turn could happen at any time. Traumatized people have lots of triggers that can get activated quickly. Once the cycle has broken at least once, it is tons easier to break free a second time or a third.

For me, it’s probably always going to be something for me to deal with. Thank Goodness I have tools that really help and that help really quickly. Keep searching until you find what works for you. A joyful life is our rightful state of being. Seek it. Find it. Own it!

Messages From The Ancient Ones – Awakening and Re-Awakening

Each moment that you shift out of auto-pilot and into awareness puts you in the presence of The Divine. This is not a thing to be grasped, but rather a moment to enjoy as it is experienced. Moments of awareness pass as life happens and one's attention is drawn away. Allow this moment to be and to slip away, knowing that it is effortless to reclaim awareness.

Grasping at awareness causes it to flee faster! Allow awareness to come and go effortlessly. You will find that awareness happens more often than non-awareness. You can rejoice and be glad in this!

When it slips away, you can notice and immediately re-awaken to awareness.

Often, we see you attempting to berate yourself for being human and falling into old patterns. We have no such judgment of you. Allow yourself freedom from judgment as well. Judgment merely bogs you down even further into non-awareness. Judgment is a trap created by a false illusion of control.

We encourage you to notice your thoughts and feelings. It is this awareness that grants you power to change, power to grow, and the willingness to receive blessings.

Notice the thoughts you say to yourself. Those are just thoughts . . . until they become reality. While they reside as thoughts, you have power over them and the ability to change your perceptions and your world. Reinforcing those thoughts repeatedly, makes those thoughts harden like cement in your reality. While they are thoughts, they are wisps of energy. Like steam from a cup of tea or coffee, they can vanish if you let them. Unlike steam from a warm beverage, thoughts solidify with accumulated use.

We encourage you to notice how you speak to yourself. Are you encouraging as you would to a child who is just learning to walk or to read? Or, are you critical and harsh?

If you find yourself being critical and harsh, recognize that this, too is a false illusion of control. You think that if you berate yourself enough, you will perform "better" or excel in what ever you attempt. Has that tactic ever worked?

Release this need to be in control. Release it to Divine Source. In it's place, allow yourself to re-awaken and listen to Divine Guidance. As you listen to Divine Guidance, notice yourself in the Light of this Love. A new and better you can emerge from this perspective.

Divine Presence awaits your awakening - awaits with Love, Joy, and Hope-filled Anticipation. And in each new moment, that Presences awaits your re-awakening!

Except . . .

I saw a post on Facebook the other day. . . Someone had been having a really hard time of it for awhile and they posted that they’d had a perfect day, except . . . (and went on to list what they didn’t like about the day.) You can see right away that something feels off about that, right?

We humans are programmed to look for what’s wrong for our survival. Those of us who’ve had trauma are more likely to discover the wrong more quickly than others might. That can be a good thing when sorting fruit or building a shed. To be happy, it’s imperative to invoke a different sort of search engine in our brain.

Here’s the deal: The Universe (God, Higher Power, All That Is, Whatever) happily serves us up what we think about. What we hold in our attention becomes gifted to us. What we focus on sends an energetic message to Universe, “More of this, please.” To which the Universe responds, “Certainly! And here! Have it in abundance!”

Let’s break the pattern of negative or sorrowful things happening to us. Take 15 minutes of your day . . . (Yes, just 15 minutes!) and think of wonderful things you’ve experienced in your life and think of wonderful things you hope to experience. It helps to write a list of happy happenstances. Keep it simple. Like; kicking through the fall leaves with the dogs. Really recall those details. Molly as a puppy diving into a pile of leaves and spinning until all the leaves were scattered. What joy that memory evokes! I remember the large oak leaves and the beautiful colors on each one. I recall Phil’s laugh. The crisp air, the bright sun, that old coat—ragged but warm, the throwing of leaves into the air and the dogs catching them. Just reading about my memory probably brought a wave of bright energy to you! Imagine how much power your own memories possess!

Once you’ve remembered good things for a bit, then shift into positive expectations—your hopes, what you hope to experience. Laughter, ease, comfort, excitement of pursuing a dream or a goal. Maybe you aren’t experiencing them in this moment, but you know you’ve experienced good things before. You can and will experience more goodness. Don’t have happy memories? Ask others to share theirs! When you can “get into it” it feels just as real and is just as powerful! See it and feel it. Then envision what you hope to experience.

See it into being. See yourself happy. See yourself healthy. See yourself financially comfortable. See yourself helping others. See it. Believe it. Be it!

15 minutes of remembering/envisioning offers some amazing side benefits! 

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    one moves through the day uplifted.
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    one sees opportunities more easily.
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    one becomes immune to other’s negativity.
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    one experiences more joyful experiences throughout the day.
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    gratitude sets in to comfort, support, and motivate the next step.
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    others start to shift.
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    one begins to access the inner power of an indestructible life.
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    Happy happens. Without exception!

Messages From The Ancient Ones – Power of Wildflowers

Wildflowers grow where they find a place to root. Seeds scattered by the wind take hold where ever the soil will allow. Rooted on a pathway, they become trampled and unable to grow or bloom. Yet, given the space of an open field, they can bloom and multiply until the field is filled with color.

Where will you allow your awareness to grow? Do you toss your insights under the foot of one who cares not? Are you allowing yourself, your insights, your truth to be trampled?

People go where they will. You cannot stop them. (Divine Source will send messengers and experiences that give them opportunity to change. Their change is not your job.)

Yet, you bloom in a riot of color that invites the weary traveler to step off the path, even if it's just for a moment. As they notice the uplifted bloom and the fragrance of hope, they too, become uplifted and may even choose to step off the weary path. Once off the path of dreary duty, fear, or obligation, they can find opportunities for growth, service, and joy.

Know this! The weary soul is searching for a new way, a new path, a new journey. Evidence can be seen within you of a new way of being.

Awaken

Unfold

Face the Light

Be Love

You are more of a blessing than you know, Dear One. We honor you for this.

Awakening the Spark of Interest

Had a really weird dream last night. It’s still “haunting” me. Funny how that happens. I remember in the dream, feeling a touch on my shoulder and then being teleported to a warzone and defending helpless people. After making sure they were safe, I was touched on the shoulder and brought back to my normal life. When I was touched, I would be teleported to where I was needed and given super powers while being dressed in white flowing garments. This kept happening and I became known as “The Apparition” – a super hero.

I don’t know what bothered me more, taking violent actions (even thought it was to defend others) or the fact that I never knew when it was going to happen. I awoke being afraid to get in the shower. Pretty silly. (Actually, I might want to sell the idea to Marvel – lol).

Yet, here it is, hours later, and I’m still feeling the effects of a dream.

Our bodies respond to what our mind is doing, thinking, processing. Our hormones respond to what our mind is doing, thinking, processing. Our health responds to what our mind is doing, thinking, processing. Our emotions respond to what the mind is doing, thinking, or processing. The mind is a powerful tool.

Giving my mind the task of writing to you, allows my mind to switch gears and shift focus. This in turn, allows my body and emotions to disengage from the night’s dream. Perhaps it’s a diversion. Perhaps it’s a re-set. Either way, I can move forward into something new and different.

I’m hoping to apply the same technique as I re-set my intentions for healthier living. I had a few low energy days and unfortunately, habituated the sitting around pattern. Boy, it’s hard to shake that! Once I’ve parked my backside down, it’s really hard to hoist it back up and get moving again. It will be imperative for me to find something to capture my attention. Sitting activates boredom which activates more sitting. (Crazy, right?!?) Good ole’ human nature!

I generally have lots of interests . . . unfortunately none of them interest me when I’ve gotten locked into the boredom mode. It’s like being a kid on vacation with all the time in the world and “nothin’ to do.” All the things I COULD do seem boring.

So, it’s time to cultivate something NEW. I wonder what that could be? Time to seek. Time to open the eyes of my heart and look for something that might interest me and generate a spark of interest. Once that spark ignites, there’s not much to hold me back.

Maybe I’ll write a story about “The Apparition.” Could be fun!

I’ll keep you posted!

Messages From The Ancient Ones – The Heart-Space Knowing

Reach out with your heart-space to discover your next step.

Your mind knows the options and can weigh these for you, yet your heart-space has a knowing that goes beyond fact. This heart-space knowing takes into consideration one's feelings, yet it is not based upon an emotional response.

Learning to trust the heart-space knowing can be challenging. Learning to hear the heart-space knowing also challenges the spirit and will of the being.

The will wants what it wants and wants it now. The spirit within a person desires the greater good, expansion, awareness, connection, and peace. The spirit within easily hears the heart-space knowing because it is tuned into that energy.

The will on the other hand has expectations, pleasure and gratification driving it. These driving forces appear loud in the consciousness. Their "noise" deadens the message from the heart-space and from the inner spirit (which is connected to Divine Spirit.)

It takes a quieting of the will's "noise" to be able to hear the wisdom of the heart-space. Some people meditate to quiet the noise. Others write down their goals and hopes. Others listen to instrumental music. Others hum or chant. And others still utilize walking in nature to allow the heart-space knowing to arise into awareness. Whatever technique you might use, use it often!

Pose a question to yourself and then allow the heart-space knowing to arise to guide you. This guidance may be an inner knowing or it can manifest as a word spoken by a stranger or a song on the radio. Once you pose the question and become willing, the Universe will use any means necessary to communicate with you and bring it to your heart-space knowing. It is there that you will receive a ring-true feeling that brings peace, courage, understanding, and love.

May your seeking be blessed.

You Think

A few nights ago, as I was about to drift off into sleep, I heard some words that I thought were very encouraging. I hoped I would remember them in the morning when I woke up. Gratefully, they were there when I awoke. Here they are . . . they sound surprisingly like something the Ancient Ones would say, don’t they? May this bless you as much as it has blessed me!

You think you are powerless,

When, in fact, you have merely reached the limits of your will. Divine Power has not even yet been tapped.

You think you are weak,

When, in fact, you have endured great tribulation with honor and grace.

You think you are afraid,

When, in truth, you have shown extraordinary courage to get this far!

You think you are lost,

When, in truth, you have lifted anchor and set sail for undiscovered lands.

You think you are adrift,

When, in truth, currents of Divine Inspiration guide your towards safety.

You think you are worthless,

When, in truth, your value to Divine Source exists beyond words.

Your thinking causes you great pain.

Truth brings you courage, resources, and unbounded Love.

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