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Harmonize, Shine and Love

We are responsible for our core vibrational frequency. Whatever comes our way serves to deepen our connection to what is real, true and of Love (or lower vibrational reactions if we so choose). Let’s use our free will to choose well – like the beautiful Sovereign Beings that we ARE! [Sovereign Beings do not bow to predictive programming!]

To harmonize with Source Energy today, I will walk in nature, with my bare feet touching this beautiful earth to ground me in what is real and connect me to what is true – Source.

Authenticity is my constant companion – it simplifies my life in so many ways, allowing me to shine my Light and transmute whatever comes my way (by allowing myself to feel it and to bring Light to it) so that I may hold ever increasing amounts of Light as I go. I will choose to Authentically shine my Light today – as I do every day. The ripples and ramifications of this choice are Divine!

LOVE! A few months ago I had the most beautiful experience with QHHT! Source led me to the most lovely practitioner and blessed me with a wonderfully unique and awe inspiring experience as we connected and then delved into all kinds of amazing memories and answered questions. Today, I will draw on that specific moment from my session when I wept and wept at the beauty I experienced in a past “situation” – it was so completely overwhelming all I could do was weep at the comfort and beauty (words cannot do this feeling justice). I can still feel it today as I lean back into it and recall that moment and that “life” I experienced. Like nothing I had ever imagined before, but filled with a Love I always knew was possible and all around. Love IS. I AM.

Wishing you the most lovely day full of harmonizing with Source, shining your authentic Light and choosing Love again and again in the most meaningful and accessible ways for you. There are so many ways into these frequencies… these are the ones I choose today. Tomorrow it may be meditating with my sound bowls and giggling with my kiddos… there are so many (infinite) ways to be the harmony, embrace and spread the Light and feel the Love!!! I am wishing you an abundance of choices filled with every good thing you can imagine and make happen for yourself. I Love you!

A Strong Finish Makes Way for a Stellar Beginning

A simple and quite lovely truth – it is a magnificent time to be Alive! To live in the vibration of that simple truth is a choice. For the remainder of this year, it is crucial to remain in/return to that frequency as much as we possibly can.

Late November and December are ALWAYS filled with concepts about things we have to do/should do/always do/enjoy or cherish doing (even the old – would rather not do but do it anyway), etc. Let this year be what it has been all along – different. Let it be magical and creative and new in as many ways as you can possibly imagine. WE DECIDE if it is a great time to be alive … spoiler alert – IT IS A MAGNIFICENT TIME TO BE ALIVE!!!!!! Many wonders await us in the VERY near future. Perhaps a fresh approach to this busy time of year will do us ALL well!

There is a real temptation to be drawn into the concept of focusing on so many things we cannot do for the remainder of the year. That is a choice. There is another layer, another perspective, another dimension to consider… and that is rather personal for us all, depending on how we’re looking at the world right now and what reality fits for each of us. At the same time, a collective approach would do us well in more ways than some can yet imagine. An excited to be Alive and looking with fresh eyes approach will do us All well!

It can be challenging if we allow it to be as we come together while all feeling so different about all that we’ve been through in so many various ways, yet all in it just the same – together. May those challenges be turned away from as we turn towards the joy we can choose and the creativity we can tap into to make this time as special as it can be. We create the rest of the year – let’s do it well! LOVE in the form of Creativity and Joy will change the world!

There are 39 days left in the year. Whatever we choose to do with them, may they be filled with the ability to look with FRESH EYES that allow us to feel the Tingle of Life run through our senses…and beyond! 

Below is a link to a post I wrote in 2014 called Fresh Eyes. This brought me so much Love, heart expansion and fresh perspective today that I wanted to share it with you! Sent with Love!

https://livewhatyouknow.org/2014/02/28/fresh-eyes/

Rise and Vibe

There is a vibration up above the duality
It’s the Love that is more of the real you and me
 
Whether I’m “awake”
And you’re “sleeping”
 
Or I’m dreaming
And your perspective is “real”
 
We’re both a vibration
That each other can feel
 
We aren’t caged in by whether or not we agree
We may not be able to see what the other chooses to “see”
 
But we can and we will become more and more
Of the Love that each other can feel
 
RISE and VIBE sweet souls – higher
And higher as the lower dimensions fall away
 
Becoming the vibration that you, those around you
And everything in the Universe most longs to feel
 
– TO REMEMBER –
LOVE!
 
Stacy Hakopian
 

Your Light

There is one beautiful constant and consistent blessing found in all of the interesting challenges/circumstances/opportunities in and of 2020 – the push/nudge/impetus to go within. When everything “without” (external) appears the way 2020 has appeared, there is nowhere else to go – and what a blessing that is! If that “nudge” has been or can become your experience/constant companion, then that would make 2020 the greatest possible blessing – to serve to lead us to what we hold within. 

By creating such a chaotic “environment” in the external around us, 2020 has excelled at pushing us to continuously ‘level up’ how we connect with what we can only find within. This entire year has been saturated with an absolute overload of double speak, contradictory “information” and division for a multitude of reasons whenever and wherever we look outside of ourselves – but not when we look within.

I recently found a draft I wrote nearly 6 years ago and never shared titled “The Universe Isn’t Trying to Annoy You – It’s Trying to Wake You Up” … I laughed when I saw it because that was 6 years ago – when it could be mistaken for “annoying” – we’re far beyond annoying at this point. The Universe always starts with a feeling, then a whisper, then a direct message, and from there it keeps elevating until it has to hit you over the head… but it keeps communicating and giving you the message in whatever way you insist – you can listen at the whisper or ask it for more – it’s always a choice. Personally, I enjoy listening to the feeling – it’s so gentle and delicate and beautifully detailed and it feels like co-creating that way – it has mystery and creation at the forefront rather than anything off-putting or too unpleasant and it becomes this trusting beautiful relationship that no words could possibly describe. Whatever relationship you have with the Universe – that is the relationship you have with Yourself… after all – you ARE the Universe. 

This year is serving as a collective wake up call for us All. We may all be at various levels along that journey, but, we’re All on that journey in our own perfectly unique way. Listen deeply to what You have to say to Yourself. Do whatever it takes to quiet the external and let the Light shine bright from within so that You may understand it and shine it ever more bright for the world to see. The world needs your specific Light now more than ever and You need it too. Now is the time. It is happening. Just like when you arrive at your home after dark, you turn the lights on. We ARE turning the Lights on and our Lights will lead us home. The world will never be the same. A world filled with information (Light) from Source will change, and is changing, everything. Imagine what miracles await a world that has been blessed with a clear wake up call for All. A new dawn is emerging and we have so much in store for us. We can trust that the Universe wouldn’t go to all of this trouble for just another day. This is a truly miraculous time to be alive. Let’s get clear from the inside – looking for the Light and Listening to what the Soul is telling us – so that we may be ready and excited to Live this adventure well!

Wishing us All that beautiful Knowing from a place deep within that passes all understanding, eases all anxieties, wipes away all lower vibrations and spreads Love, peace and unity wherever we lay our attention and beyond. I love you!

Victim or Creator

Victims are easily controlled and divided. The controllers love it when we choose victim mentality… when we surrender our ability to co-create our own reality, and instead, buy (literally and mentally) into theirs. They have gone to great measures to convince us to believe in a stressed out culture full of gloom and doom and utterly lacking Love rather than imagining more and creating “miracles” for ourselves. I’ve co-created plenty of “miracles” in my Life – big and small and I plan to keep doing just that. Yes, some days are hard… but, we dust ourselves off and we remember more and more of who and what we are… AND we rise to any occasion! Soon, we will rise together in new ways as a culture focused on healing and uniting in Love!

In many pre-planned and strategically coordinated ways, 2020 appears to be screaming gloom and doom very loud in hopes that we won’t hear the truth brewing within each of us – that there is so much more to this Life (to say the very least) AND so we won’t feel the shift in consciousness that is absolutely happening. If you haven’t done so already, Love yourself enough to let go of how things used to be and any desire to return to “normal” – it never was! We never should have accepted any of it. The culture that has been designed to control us is not the truth and certainly not the way of the very near future.

We are living in extremely exciting times. We all chose to be here for this transition. We have a choice in how we will experience it – as victims or as Creators. Stepping in to our rights as Sovereign Beings is a choice we will be able to embody more and more as things continue to unfold. We are so much more than what they want us to know and they’ve done a great job manufacturing a sick society… the time is upon us to remember and awaken to All that we are and all that we will choose to Create together.

No matter how things look – there is something TRULY amazing heading our way… we must stay strong and allow ourselves to feel extremely excited about the future… let’s get quiet enough to feel it, vision it, focus on it with enthusiasm, align our vibration with it and draw it towards us with joy – after all, that is what a Creator does. We are Creators! Sent with Love!

My Experience

Arrived full of Love
But soon enough acclimated to the vibration of fear
Found myself extremely frightened
of so many things they say are normal here

Certain family dynamics frightened me so
Kept me in that state where only fear could get in
Even butterflies and kittens
I would only watch from the other side of the door

But from the beginning of the cycles of fear
I remember something inside me saying ‘no that’s not true’
‘That won’t be my experience’ and
‘That’s not what I’m going to do’

Something in me began conversing with a Source of Energy
that didn’t laugh, but felt supportive, when I said I believed in more
Started spending my time visioning and calling in more
Declaring what I would do here and what I’d use this experience for

Even spent that day on the hillside avoiding trouble inside
I wouldn’t come in until a four leaf clover was by my side
It changed me to have it
But it was I who had infused it with the power of my belief

I now Know when I arrived full of Love
I did something big during those early years
Some type of grounding that would be there
For my return once I cycled through the fears

Once a child who prayed to never become bitter
No matter what was happening all around me
I grew into someone who valued hugs Love and connection
Much more than the abundance that has easily flowed to me

2020 pretends to be a thief
But upon peeling back layer upon layer
And facing the grief
It’s just a return to that Love from when I was a newborn player

I NEVER let the “big” people convince me of their limiting beliefs
I’m not going to start now no matter how things might seem
I AM going to keep on raising my vibration and imagining more
Until I hear the knock of my wildest dreams at my door

I LOVE
I AM

 

Never The Same – BETTER!

Sacred not sterile!
Beauty in All things!

When our eyes are graced with wonder, the world reveals its wonders to us. There are people who see only dullness in the world and that is because their eyes have already been dulled. So much depends on how we look at things. The quality of our looking determines what we come to see.

John O’Donohue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

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The holy instant the news of the California lockdown/stay at home order entered my reality (months ago now)… I knew I would never be the same… that very instant.

[It is worth noting that it isn’t about staying home – that is something I do well and have done so by design for many years… it’s about much much more than that.]

Upon hearing the order, my Soul had a visceral and intense reaction felt in my body and beyond… in a hard to explain way… it physically hurt to live in a world where the illusion of separation was being forced on us in such a strange and new way and I knew instantly that something nefarious was at work. The powers that be have always loved to divide and separate us in a multitude of ways… but this physical 6-foot thing was just ludicrous to me and seemed to suffocate my Soul in ways I cannot possibly describe. The idea of people being weaponized in each other’s minds,  the thought of people entering hospitals alone, without their loved ones, the complete disregard for the many miraculous ways we are All connected to one another (seen and unseen), the utter disregard for one’s choices on life and death – the loss of sacredness of life/birth and death/passing (as they attempt to replace it with sterility), the fear (rather than truth of how amazing our bodies really are) being instilled rapidly and dangerously into the collective… the blatant lie being touted that we can be separate… there just are no words really… just… … … [this would be too long to say all I really feel] …

So, I got busy for a few days with various projects, creating an array of things to busy the mind… but the thoughts still crept in… I wondered about humanity and how others would be handling this and/or what they may be thinking about or doing to process it all. I realized that people would probably just entrench themselves deeper into whatever point of view or stance they already had… so, perhaps, if you always believe what the government tells you then you just do so even more now, if you blame the left or right for everything then probably even more so, if you trust the news, if you question everything, question nothing, seek truth, keep a closed mind, keep an open mind, etc., etc., etc., … whatever you are used to/comfortable doing would just be done even more so now… I thought that would be the case in those early days… but, we are well beyond a few weeks now, and I would very much like to hope for more from and for humanity now. Sometimes things are meant to change us – deeply.

Honestly, I couldn’t have come even close to imagining the actual changes I would go through during this time, or how true the knowing that I was instantly and forever changed had been. Many years back, I had my eyes opened to a few very important lies we were being fed about the food we eat/nutrition, health/medicine, illness/wellness and much more and I began to expand my own vision for a life well lived, etc. That led to many changes and several roads less traveled that I hadn’t ever pictured myself on before (to say the least). But, I sort of considered those lies or untruths I had uncovered to be innocent enough and perpetuated on us simply because they didn’t know any better at the time, etc. I didn’t focus on the root or cause/intentions. I focused only on the solutions, knowing and choosing to live in the manner that understands that whatever I focus on expands, etc. I wanted to expand the best of Life!

Awakening has been on my radar for quite some time now… just in other ways than the recent eye opening ways I had not yet considered. I was so intentionally focused on the light for so long that I would not look at the darkness. Well, now I have, and I am not one to dabble (not at all), so it’s been a dark night of the soul mixed with rounds and rounds and layers and layers of reckoning and piecing puzzles together, etc.

The truth is out there… seekers will find it…

It is also within us…

It only lives within us!!!

I am really not one to focus too much of my energy in an effort to convince or cajole others into seeing things the way I do… I’m more into inspiration, spark ignition, encouragement, love, great conversations, letting the writing come through and sending it out in love, etc. …I know that people can only see through the veil of their own looking and just exactly what they are ready for…

We are in extremely interesting times and we are here witnessing it, not by accident, but, by design. My understanding of my purpose in all of this is still making itself known to me as I continue to decipher things in ways that make sense to me and deepen my innerstanding of what it means to be here. For me, I gather and gather and gather, always taking time to ask and lean back and allow space for illumination, and, as I go, I co-create and inhabit a sort of hybrid that feels like truth for me/All – always keeping an open heart and mind and spirit that will allow for expansion and/or correction, etc.

If you’re still reading at this point, maybe you’re looking for a little nudge because you know there is so much more… so, here it is…

open your eyes a bit wider

make your heart a bit warmer

focus so your vision may become a bit clearer

expand your knowing so that you may live it

raise your vibration

all these things, done, in some way that makes sense for your highest good and that of the collective… we will inhabit the world we envision for ourselves…this illusion of a disgusting, sick, separate, sterile, disconnected world they are trying to force on us simply won’t do… it will crumble. We must envision more and then go there together!

The great awakening!

We are a collective!

Love wins!

I Am.

As we learn and grow, our reality shifts and shapes around us. It is nothing short of a miracle! How exciting! Let’s think of it and see it that way. Let’s go! Sending you love and joy and the absolute refusal to allow fear near you in any way, shape or form!!!!

The Art of Living Together

“Living together is an art.” I love these words strung together in the way they are below. Thich Nhat Hanh says it so well.

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It’s lovely to consider how I may listen well to those I live with and contribute more fully to their everyday happiness. Even with my good intentions, it may be easy to miss the mark on the thing I value most…loving presence and peace in the moment with my sweet little family. So easy to get busy and full of ambition that makes the sweetness of the moments dull at times…

One may also consider how to see the good intentions of others and choose the mindfulness in the moment to bring more peace, joy, love and “happiness” to the art of living together well. Maybe holding others to our perceived “happiness” requirements simply robs us of the joy within the moment waiting there to bless us.

May we all live well together in the truest happiness that is the present moment! Sending love and joy!

Nurturing My Creative Self – Thank You Universe for Showing Me the “Way”

Sometimes when you find yourself on a spiritual seeking endeavor or a “path” towards enlightenment or simply trying to become the best version of yourself you leave part of you behind. With the best intention I kind of did that a few years back. I thought attachment to “my story” would only have been from the ego and I did my best to set it aside and not feel attached to it any longer. Even as I look at the “about” section and “my story” page within it on my blog I realize that although what I wrote seemed like truth for me at the time, it isn’t quite all there really. It’s some words I thought wouldn’t offend anyone or ruffle any feathers or take me down the attachment to old wounds road. I did acknowledge that I wasn’t really into my story anymore and offered a brief one anyway. I can see now that there will be some editing to be done in the future. I won’t scrap the old one, I’ll just keep updating it with the journey and the willingness to do so becomes my real story.

I do love being old enough now to lean back and see how everything has worked in my life so far and I couldn’t feel more grateful for all of the life lessons. I can feel the evolution of things and the miracles and beautiful way they fit together are astounding. I love the tough stuff as much as the rest; even more perhaps. Although, it is nice that my “problems” are much more tolerable these days than they once were and my more recent stories never end with a traumatic and awkward twist as the old ones sometimes do. 🙂 Over the last year I realized that I had abandoned a part of me that needed some nurturing. Many things happened that opened old wounds and took me back to remembering things I had blocked out and practically forgotten. I recently felt so deeply that I needed to nurture that version I had abandoned. I hate the idea of the wounded inner child dominating the future or even one moment of the Now we are truly meant to live though, so I was at a bit of a crossroads trying to figure it out.

I accidentally (there are no accidents) stared a childhood monster in the face via a mug shot on the internet recently. I found myself completely reacquainted with the frightened little girl who once lived inside me that I had known so well. Being somewhat comforted at the thought that that particular monster couldn’t get me anymore and realizing that I had been living with some fear of that happening someday, I quickly found a brave side of me allow myself to reach out to forgotten family members and lost childhood relationships I may have been able to have without that fear. A baby-step reach out, but at least something. I realized how much family I have lost over the years for various reasons. I remembered things I had completely forgotten. I knew there was work to be done to help me circle back and nurture my abandoned self while maintaining all the presence and wisdom from the many years of constantly seeking evolution since.

I’d been reading various things and one book had suggested recalling your specific hell-and-back to identify your tribe and the specific things you could help others through. In fact, these sentiments may have started the whole remembering process and “accidental” confrontation of old trauma. I knew that my future and my finding and answering my true calling depended on my willingness to look at the past with healthy detachment without outright abandonment of the wounded self. So there I was working with the past three books, making my own so-called workbook to really live the lessons I was learning. I was building confidence and praying for presence and consciousness while recalling and reliving old trauma with the intention to bring healing to myself and others all the while.

In comes… the Artist’s Way. A Lifeline! Pure Love from the Universe!

I am indeed very grateful for this blessing that came into my life several years ago called the Artist’s Way. It was given to me by a dear friend and sat patiently on my shelf for over six years or so. A few weeks ago it was pulsating on the shelf and screaming at me to pull it down and experience it. I had already chosen my next read, but felt the pull towards it so strongly as I randomly walked past the bookshelves that night. Thank goodness I listened and felt all that the Universe was trying to bless me with.

I knew nothing of what the book was about, it hadn’t really spoken to me when I first received it and from then on it simply looked pretty on the shelf. It had never been the right time. From the second I grabbed it that night, I knew it was meant for me now at just the right time. It turns out that it is a twelve week endeavor to recover your creative self. It is hard for me to put into words just how perfect it is for me now.

As I said, the whole wounded inner child thing really turns me off and feels like a step back rather than forward. However, as I have shared, I knew there was work along those lines to be done and I was (and still am) willing to do it. This gift of the Artist’s Way is so lovely. It matches my best intentions perfectly and provides the path that is in line with all I have studied so hard for the past ten years and all that I have lived through before. It will allow the nurturing of my inner child with the beautiful intent of recovering the creative being that dwells within…within me and within us all.

It would be more words than anyone has time to read to describe all that it is. I can do so over the next few months hopefully. I’ll just say that I signed the contract. I’m in it to finish it. I already know that the “morning pages” and the “artist’s dates” I’ve committed to are life changing endeavors. I am so excited to share more as I go. I couldn’t feel more blessed than I do to see the perfection in this gift from the Universe at this time. I am never ever at a loss for words, but to even try to describe the hundreds of synchronicities and dots connecting and showing up as miracles and Universe hugs making this process available to me right now would be impossible. The wordless acceptance is much better. “Thank you” is thing that feels perfect to say about it so far.

My dear friend that gave me the book years ago is going through the process with me now. What a gift! I had one friend say with enthusiasm that she had gone through it years ago but didn’t finish it. I encouraged her to do it again, knowing that we experience things so differently as we change and grow. I sent a copy to a friend on Monday, just this moment another friend sent a photo of her copy that had just arrived in the mail after we recently discussed it. Such a blessing! I recently purchased the version that is written for parents in hopes of also bringing more creativity to my children’s lives. I welcome the opportunity to hear from anyone that has been blessed by this course/book. Do tell me how it showed up in your life if it has. Join me on the journey if you like! We are all creative beings. We are all artists creating our lives. We can bring our creative selves and more creativity to whatever it is we spend our time doing. It is all Art! Our Life is the canvas.

In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art. –Julia Cameron, the Artist’s Way

I hope to post about “the morning pages” soon. I wish the blessing that they are for everyone! If you’re at all intrigued, just search “the morning pages” and see for yourself. Fun!

Sending love and joy today and always! Wishing us all time with our creative artist within!

Playtime!

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My reading last week inspired many thoughts of play. In Martha Beck’s Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, she shared a beautiful story of how she envisioned her infinity loop symbol of a wayfinder’s life as a “never-ending, self-sustaining loop of rest and play.” It was lovely. Thoughts about her story mixed with those of past teachings on the unfamiliar and creativity and more by other favorites led me to wish the blessing below for everyone today. May this blessing carry us through the entire workweek ahead and beyond by embracing it one moment at a time:

May we all approach whatever it is we are doing today with the spirit of play. May we bring the excited feelings of exploration, discovery and delight to whatever lay before us. May we have fresh eyes and playful hearts that allow us to enjoy our work and let it take shape as something new for us no matter how many times we may think we have done it before. May we always experience each moment as fresh, new and alive with playful opportunities. May we dwell in playtime until it’s time to rest and prepare to play some more.

I’ve had visions throughout recent days of how I used to play teacher and mommy as a child. I can smile and embrace those two things playfully each day. Playtime is always there waiting for me. I created this life through my playtime as a child and now I can live it. I used to play all kinds of office games a lot too. Been there, did that as well. It was fun sometimes. I truly have created a life that is a lot like the one I used to create in my playtime as a young girl. I even banged away at my typewriter back then embracing my love of words as I wrote all kinds of stories and various ramblings. It’s funny how all aspects of my favorite childhood games are realities in my life today. I used to play roller-skate instructor to imaginary kids a lot though, that I have not done in years. Ha! What fun to remember!

Reading some of the great lessons on finding what we’re meant to do in the life often hint at or say outright that we should do what brings us the very most joy. Martha Beck asserts that we should only do what brings us joy. The thing is, we don’t have to feel burdened to change our careers, make sweeping life changes or even alter one thing, to immediately and with great success, shift our approach towards whatever we are doing today as if it is our playtime. Just about anything can be a game and bring joy. Maybe I’ll play cooking show while making dinner tonight like I used to making my lunch every morning before school as kid…that was fun. We decide how it feels to do what we do each day. We can make it fun. Life can be filled with Playtime!

As I write this I can hear the kids pretending all kinds of cool stuff in their rooms. It warms my heart to have those sounds as my background chatter. Whenever we run errands or go to various appointments, or even if people come to service something at the house, the kids are playing close attention at all times. Then soon enough you can hear them playing those things out in their rooms. Current favorites include airport, pharmacy, dog-trainer, tennis instructor, chef, cooking competitions with their stuffed animals, school, tennis tournament with their stuffed animals and more. Wouldn’t it be lovely if the adults actually performing those jobs and/or tasks could feel the joyful delight found in child’s play as they flow through their days each day. Sometimes you do run into those people and it feels good. I wish that we all may encourage, notice, share, spread and delight in joyfulness today and always. I pray to remember all this myself as I flow through my so-called duties throughout the days. I can feel how it felt to play and enjoy these things as a kid…even driving in my pretend car and running to the pretend bank felt fun…I only hope to remember it and truly Live it in the moment that it comes each day. If I forget, I can always notice it and jump into playfulness in the next moment, right?! 🙂

Wishing you one playful moment after another, leading to a life of playtime! Sending joy and love!

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