Exit Points

The timing of a person’s passing can be a time of great mystery. Why is it, some people have a slight illness and pass away and others endure horrific health issues for many years? Isn’t it odd that people are struck down in their prime while others live a much longer life?

I believe that we all have “Exit Points” along the way. Our soul/spirit has the opportunity to choose out or to choose in. We don't always see those exit points yet some are more than obvious - the near-fatal car accident, the life-threatening illness. Those opportunities are presented so that we can begin something new on a new plane of existence. While the human will may wish to perish, but (as those who are depressed and wish life to end) the soul/spirit can endure a great deal before it releases the breath of life. The human being may wish to live, but when the soul/spirit has completed all that it came here to do it returns to “All That Is.

So, do we have any choice in the matter? I believe our soul/spirit is given opportunities to Exit. We are given Exit Points.

What is an Exit Point? An Exit Point is a moment given to the soul/spirit to choose. That moment of choice can look like a near-miss accident or a serious health issue. It could be one of those experiences that leave us feeling like we are very lucky to be alive. Ever had one of those? More like, how MANY of those have you experienced?

Those Exit Points have a powerful spiritual significance. Often our destiny has been fulfilled (at least as far as the soul/spirit is concerned) or we have achieved some measure of success or acceptance, or we have been stuck in a pattern from which we are ready to be released. If the soul chooses to remain in this life-line/time-line, then it experiences a “Living Reincarnation” wherein it accepts a new destiny or a new focus for life.

Things that may have been of primary importance no longer matter or don’t matter to the same level of interest. We get to take the lessons already learned and move beyond where we are into a more enriched experience of life with a greater spiritual significance. This gives the soul/spirit a re-birth of sorts without having to go through the dying process and infancy in a new life (for those who embrace the concept of reincarnation).

"Living Reincarnation" - an opportunity to be and do something new and different without having to perish changes everything. We reinvent ourselves in such a way that we aren't the same person at all. We may even choose to change our name or even change our face (or other body parts) surgically. We utilize an Exit Point to propel us into life-altering change. Because we are ready for it. Our soul/spirit released the old way of being and is now moving into a new state of being.

For some those changes cannot happen fast enough. (Isn't it interesting and ponderable that those that are urgently wishing to die, don't. And those that long for more time are faced with their own mortality? Hmm)

You may look back on your own life and recognize that you may have changed careers or experienced a big move right after one of those “near-miss” situations.

How do you know what to do with that Exit Point experience? The soul/spirit knows what it is ready to receive, know, and do . . .even if you don’t!

Someone dear to me, my brother, recently lost their loved one to a long dance with cancer. After my sister-in-law’s passing, my brother declared he couldn’t live without her. He said it over and over. We took a workshop together called the Sedona Method. This gave him an opportunity to look at life - and what his life was going to be - in a new way. He then was able to say, “I don’t like it, but I’m going to find a way to live without her.”

Right after that trip, he took another trip and ended up getting a bad chest cold while he was gone. When he got himself to the doctor, he was told that fluid was building up in his lungs. There was no pneumonia, just the fluid.

I firmly believe that if he hadn’t shifted his thinking, that pneumonia could have taken hold more easily and he could have perished. It was an Exit Point. Since that time, he has been doing a lot of shifting. He is not the same person he was 6 months ago.

Sometime ago, I experienced an Exit Point. It wasn’t an accident or an illness, but it was powerfully life changing none-the-less! I was resting and realized I wasn’t breathing. I wasn’t afraid. I didn’t feel the need to draw a breath. It was very peaceful. (I don’t believe this was just a sleep apnea experience – I believe it was different than that.)

A visual of Phil and our pets and our grandchildren appeared in my consciousness. A voice said to me, “Are you willing to live for them?”

I thought about Phil. About how much he loves me and how much I love him. I thought about my grandchildren and my pets and how much I love them. Now I'm not sure how much was conscious thought or was just an acknowledgment of the idea. It didn't seem to be an active consideration, just an awareness of my loving connection with my beloved, Phil my family and my pets.

So, I said, “Yes, I am.”

The voice said, “Then breathe deeply.”

I sucked in a deep breath and went back into a deep sleep.

Sometime later, I awoke to realize that, again, I wasn’t breathing again. I still felt wrapped in a peaceful state of being. I was shown The Divine Fellowship building and its people. The voice now said, “Are you willing to live for these?”

This time I found myself aware of The Divine Fellowship and how much love was there for me to give and receive. More time. Again the voice, “Are you willing to live for these?” I became aware of information that I have not yet shared with others and I said, “Yes, I am.”

The voice said, “Then breathe deeply.”

I did. And feel back into a deep sleep.

I don't know how much time passed when I awakened again to know that the breath of life was still within me, though I wasn’t inhaling nor exhaling at that moment. Like my world was suspended. Peace still accompanied me.

A voice again asked me if I was willing to live for a specific purpose. I cannot remember what I was asked. As I remember back, I recall feeling a sense of anticipation.

Again, I agreed to live.

The voice then revealed to me that there would be challenges with this new life and asked, “Are you willing to accept these challenges along with this new purpose?”

I said, “Yes, I am.”

The voice said, “Then breathe deeply.”

As I breathed again, I could feel the normal rhythm of life’s breath return to me and I drifted off into a restful and relaxed sleep. (Sometimes, I think I experience these things so that I can share them with others so we all can have a greater understanding of who we are spiritually.)

When I awoke again, I felt fine and recalled the experience clearly – all except the third request. I figure my soul/spirit knows, and with God’s help will direct my journey to fulfillment. There have been challenges already on this path, along with some great blessings.

So..... I believe I was offered an Exit Point and was my choice to stay was honored. I believe the soul/spirit has an agreement with God (Spirit, Source, whatever that is for you) and knows the lessons it came here to learn. The soul/spirit also knows the lessons it came here to participate in teaching others. When the lessons are done, the soul is ready to move on. We may want to live and do more things, yet if the soul has completed its tasks - fulfilled its contract with Spirit, the soul/spirit will set up an Exit Point. If we are done with this life and our soul's contract isn't, it's not going to set up an Exit Point no matter how much we stamp our feet and demand out.

If you have experienced an Exit Point, rest easy, knowing that your soul has chosen to carry you further in this life and to bless you with new experiences and more opportunities for love and joy.

If you haven’t experienced an Exit Point yet, rest easy knowing that now you will know what it’s all about and can face the experience with the power of the soul/spirit fully aware and armed with hope and positive anticipation.

An Exit Point is a gift from God as it offers the soul a release of this life path and its challenges and struggles. Choosing in or choosing out grants us great blessings either way the soul/spirit decides.

We can now also allow others their journey, even if we would hold on to them longer in this life. We miss them. However, their soul/spirit is fulfilling its destiny. The soul/spirit will override our personal preferences for life or death. The soul/spirit knows its truth and journeys into Love and Light whether it chooses to remain or chooses to cross over into spiritual realms.

If the soul is staying here, then there are wonderful things yet to come. If the soul is getting ready to exit then there are wonderful things yet to come! Either way, we win! How cool is that?!?

I believe that I'm in bonus time. I hope to make the most of it and do my best. Maybe I'll have years yet to live. Maybe I'll have another Exit Point tomorrow. Either way, I'm choosing to live what life I have with love, kindness, compassion and power. The power is there for each of us to wield in a good way.

How about you? You ready for a bonus round?

You can consciously create for yourself “Living Reincarnation” without the necessity of an Exit Point. Your power of choice wields great power. Start making the changes your desire now. Begin that new way of being now. That fresh start need not be traumatic nor difficult. Your conscious moment-to-moment choice of awareness allows the journey to unfold. The trick rests within knowing what we really desire and require . . . stay tuned for an article about that coming soon.

Messages From The Ancient Ones – Creating Grace

Your world has so much to offer you. We encourage you to take advantage of all there is here to bless you on your journey.

It is quite easy to perceive your environment as hostile. There is much in your world to prove this to you.

Yet, this assumption dismisses and hides the truth of the grace granted to your world by Divine Source. As humans, it is easy to recognize the chaos you create that appears to darken the grace flowing to your world. Yet, grace still flows!

Yet, notice what wonderful things human-kind have created to bless one another . . . to make life simpler and less burdensome on many levels. This creative energy bases itself upon the same creation energy that emerged in the beginning of time.

You have access to this creation energy when you seek it. This creation energy can express itself as works of art and also as problem solving. When you release the negative bias that abides as common thought forms within humanity and seek this creative energy, by grace it is freely given.

Once you tap into this creative energy, you have an abundance of insights, awareness, creativity to not only solve current difficulties in your life, but also to share with others.

In this way creativity blesses you and others. Grace adds to grace and all are blessed.

May you become the blessing you already are!

Intuitive Tarot Mastery and Certification Worth-shop

I’ve been working on a new workshop – aka Worth-Shop for several months now. I’ve nearly finished all of the handouts for the 8-part series to be held once a month. I’ll be offering a Mastery and Certification program for Intuitive Tarot.

I really enjoy and appreciate using the Tarot as a tool for intuitive readings. The pictures on the cards speak volumes and in combination with the questions asked and the position in the reading, can have a myriad of meanings. I’ve been doing readings professionally for over 25 years and every reading still blows me away. The information that comes through . . . the blessings that abound . . . the insights that assist. One just cannot make this stuff up!

It breaks my heart to see people using a reading to tell people what to do or to make themselves feel important. It is so much MORE than that!

I used to be very concerned about the Tarot and didn’t want to have anything to do with it. As frequently happens with me, the Universe (God) looks at that and probably chuckles and says, “hmm…what do you think of this?” Then throws me a curve ball that shifts my thinking completely. Because, I’m usually pretty convinced about something I know nothing about and I’m often wrong about my preconceived ideas.

Perhaps that’s why Intuitive Tarot is so exciting for me. Every time I open up intuitively I’m surprised and blessed. I believe that everyone is intuitive. Remember that time you said to yourself, “gosh, I wish I’d listened to that inner voice.” That was your intuition being guided by Divine Source to your highest and best good.

We just don’t know how to listen. Yet.

Intuition is like a muscle. If you use a muscle it gets stronger. Get grounded with in injury or illness, the muscle weakens. If we ignore our intuition/Divine Connection, it’s like not moving the muscle and it’s not very strong. Then! Something important comes through and we get all freaked out because it’s so strong that we are afraid of it!

That strong message happens because we are spiritual couch potatoes getting soft. Yet, the messages come through anyway. Imaging what would happen if we actually paid attention to our intuition routinely and allowed it to flow in a supportive and active way. Awesomeness happens!

Intuitive Tarot is one of many tools that accesses the intuition.

If you are interested in this Worth-shop, I’m including a document that has dates/times/costs along with the intuitive development program. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at janice@janicelynch.com (I hope to make this Mastery Worth-shop an online class next year for those who live too far away to attend in person. In the meantime, if you wish to take the foundation workshop online, you can go to www.learnintuitivetarot.com. This online course is a part of the Mastery course and will be included at a huge discount.)

Over the years, I’ve collected probably 40 or 50 Tarot decks. I think each one has something unique and different to express. I also have a bunch of Oracle decks (angel decks and the like). Our Worth-shop will primarily utilize Tarot which includes the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. We will also explore the oracle decks, but it is not necessary to own a set.

Whichever Tarot deck you choose will have great messages for you to learn, experience, grow and share.

I’m hosting a free information meeting at The Divine Fellowship, 513 Barth, Richland WA on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30.

I hope you have an opportunity to join in the fun!

Messages From The Ancient Ones – Heart of Hearts

Your heart can be a powerful tool for healing and a terrible weapon for destruction. Guard it with your trained attention.

One's feelings give you powerful clues as to your state of being. At the same time, one's feelings are based upon life experiences up to this point in your existence. If your feelings have been trained by trauma to expect and to notice sorrow and suffering, you will arm yourself with that awareness as a weapon. It becomes so easy to judge another by this armed awareness.

So how does one know what is the highest and best? Do our feelings not have value?

Yes, they have great value when they are trained by Love.

What trains the heart? The Heart-of Hearts. Your soul. Within your Heart-of-Hearts/soul/spirit there is Truth. There is Divine Connection within your Heart-of-Hearts that transcends your feelings. This Divine Connection links you to All That Is. In this connection, there abides peace, love, appreciation, gratitude, and joy. If your feelings stir up any other feeling experience, look deeper into the Heart-of-Hearts to really discern what is happening - what is the Truth.

Truth resides as neutral within the Heart-of-Hearts. It causes no discomfort. Yet, Truth becomes a powerful force for action. Action without doubt. Action without guilt. Action without fear. Action without expectation. Action of fulfillment. This action of fulfillment provides tremendous energy stores for you to use.

Feeling exhausted? Return to your Heart-of-Hearts and seek the Truth. (Not right and wrong, but rather Truth!) This Truth not only sets you free from any unpleasant emotional response, it also provides vast energy stores for you to access and utilize.

Unable to find the Truth? Speak your truth in this way . . .

I get to . . . .(fill in the rest of the Truth from your Heart-of-Hearts). and along with that statement, add this one, too. . . . They get to . . . . (speak from the Heart-of-Hearts).

Take the time to listen to your Heart-of-Hearts. Great value resides here.

May the Truth set you free and empower your journey.

The Heart’s Dream

Do you ever feel like, “I just don’t know what to dream anymore”?

We feel our dreams have abandoned us. It seems as if everything we’ve dreamed has turned to dust.

Phil and I have lost count of the number of business ventures we attempted that failed. We had one string of bad luck after another. We knew we were doing the right things, but everything was turning out wrong.

Why weren’t those things working? We were prayerful, giving of our means, spiritual, positive, joyful, grateful . . . we were “doing the deal”! Why didn’t it work?*

“Why?” is the wrong question to ask. Why leads us into judgment. Judgment takes us away from the experience and into doubt and bitterness. The better question to ask is “What?” What did I learn? What did I experience? What shall I try next?

Each venture that Phil and I attempted and failed taught us something very important toward our role as leaders or granted us a tremendous gift in some way. The biggest thing failure gave us was the ability to release relying on how we think it should be. We became free to live beyond any limiting expectations.

The Heart’s Dream dreamed us into existence. The fear-filled, self-willed people we used to be couldn’t do the work we each do now do. Failures whittled away the rough edges and prepared us for what was to come. Our prayerful willingness to follow our interests led us right where we needed to be. Even when we thought we needed to be focused elsewhere.

As we allowed our attention to be drawn into areas that we loved, we found worthy work there.

Those failures were hard. We couldn’t help but take them personally. And that was also a good thing, because then we allowed ourselves to take good, hard looks at what we were doing, how we were doing it, and what we could do differently. Discouragement was a luxury we could not afford. At least not for longer than a day or two.

We are grateful for every painful step that led us to the fulfillment of our Heart’s Desires even when we didn’t know what they were.

So, I totally get it if you find yourself discouraged. Discouraged doesn’t mean you don’t have courage, it just means that you got the wind kicked out of you and you need a bit of a breather. Catch your breath and try again. And again. And again if need be. If failure is happening, it’s because your heart may know a better way. Your heart wants to align with your soul’s purpose.

You get to trust the process, and remember that it is a process. Failure is not a death sentence, rather the re-start button. Once your heart and your mind and your soul’s purpose align, you will attain success. Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t look like you think it’s gonna.

May your Heart’s Dream find you!

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