Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Dark Blessings of Brokenness

I am blessed to be in a position to watch,
not only my own, but so many others:
be broken, and eventually find deep and strong healing;
to die and and be born again.

Resurrection gets all the accolades - understandably so!
But the whole enchilada is a process, a cycle.
Resurrection is only one (glorious) part of the Passion Play.

I am seeing in my own life, lately,
the Amazing Blessings of the aftermath of Breaking:
pure Grace to rise into Light and Glory,
especially after so Much Darkness and Despair.

Meanwhile I watch folks tripping, stripping, spiraling into chaos,
and I find that I trust this Divine process even more than I have before.

A cold and broken Hallelujah
for the Dark Blessings of Brokenness!

The world breaks every one
and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
But those that will not break it kills.
So, LET GO, Let God!
If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
 - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
Oh dark blessings, how I love and hate them!
And I have found, the beautiful way through it all, IS Hallelujah.

This week, I was awed and proud to stand watch
while one of my friends went through a significant spiritual death process,
she went through the eye of the needle.

She Let Go into the seeming void
... and found the Rock beneath
... which is not perceived as a surety in that process!

This death/birth process is a sublime opportunity for all of us.
I have been honored to be present for a few of these transitions with others -
and a few messy ones of my own!

So, I am living with all the stages (of re-creation / re-evolution / spiritual life)
all at once this week, more than usual.

It is all Grace.

Where are you in your cycles of your dark and your light 
- are you allowing Hallelujah?

blessings, Wendy


Friday, November 1, 2013

Forgiveness: Not by might nor by power, but by Spirit

Forgiveness I: Saying YES to God's Blessings

Most of us have tried to forgive in the past, to varied success; we end up:
- thinking about it,
- complaining about it,
- feeling crappy & stewing about it,
- re-living it,
- yelling or crying about it,
- TRYING to let go of it!

Although I have been known to indulge in the above activities, I have found another way that Really works for me: Inviting the blessings of God, the ENERGY of forgiveness into my system. When I spiritually allow-in forgiveness blessings, it miraculously shifts my energy: my thoughts, my feelings, my Resistance to letting-go of the past, my Attachment to my pain, hurt, anger, resentment and my stories of what I think I need for a 'fair' conclusion. All this begins to melt away, and a more delicious experience grows within me, as I allow God's spiritual blessing IN and my energy shifts.

For me forgiving others is hard enough, forgiving myself is the really difficult part for me. What about you? Trying hard to forgive (myself or others) never got me very far, rather I have found the miraculous power of forgiveness truly is by Grace, not by force of will.

God is constantly showering us with mighty blessings, which we rarely let IN - how do we consciously & experientially allow God to spiritually bless us? How about try this: to let in God's blessings, it can be as straightforward as asking God for the spiritual blessing of Forgiveness by noticing a waterfall of Forgiveness energy from God into my body and the space around me. From here we have the potential to shift, sometimes subtly, sometimes profoundly. This higher energy can fill us with the blessing of forgiveness, and wash-out all the other detritus. It can be that easy to shift spiritually, if we let it.

Mother Mary is my go-to for forgiveness. 
Ask her to assist you to heal and forgive. 
You can intend to learn from Mary spiritually/vibrationally/monkey-see, monkey-do, about forgiveness.

This may take practice, it may require some help BTW
- this isn't how we are trained - but TRY it!
Forgiveness II: Sharing God's Blessings with the Our World

Jesus spoke about forgiveness, a lot actually. One thing he said that kind of wraps-up his perspective for me, is: "in what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged."  I used to think of this saying as a tit-for-tat kind of thing - a Judge sitting there, looking at what I did and having me 'reap what I have sown'.  If I was/wasn't willing to share my toy, therefore the Cosmic-Cop would increase or limit my access to more toys!

It turns out that the very-same judgement that I live-in and I allow for others, Really Is what is applied to me. But, having looked at this as a spiritual healer for quite a while now, I have a very different perspective on the mechanisms behind this process.  God isn't rewarding or punishing me!  It is a matter of the energy I am inhabiting.

From my perspective, the waterfall practice/analogy is really powerful here.  What I notice spiritually is: if I allow God to Grace me with the blessing of forgiveness, invite in the waterfall of the energy of Forgiveness, all those around me are in it as well.  If I allow you to be in a waterfall of forgiveness, then I am in it too - I have to be!  So what I allow for myself, you get.  What I allow for you, I get.  It is that simple.

This is not only a tremendous key in our forgiveness process, in my experience, but in all aspects of our lives: love, peace, joy, trust, healing… The blessings I allow God to shower me with, you get.  The blessings I co-create with God to shower on you, I get.  What an easy, beautiful way to transform our world!

Forgiveness Part III: Being with What IS

Spiritually, I perceive Forgiveness, as very similar to the energy of Validation, Truth, Certainty, Acceptance, Gratefulness, and 'Healing that is an experience of the Wholeness we Already Are', in God. This seemed really strange at first, because from a flesh/body-perspecitve, from my experiential, intellectual and emotional perspective, these ideas had been very different things for me. But, eventually I realized what they had in common: They are all about 'Being with what IS.'

Powerfully, spiritually 'BEING with what IS' opens up a whole new world to us. Many of us are fighting, judging and resisting what IS. It is can be life-changing to start allowing the energy of 'Being with what IS' to shift our spiritual perception, as well as how we consciously experience ourselves and our world.

In my ministry, I work with spiritual focus and energy. I believe, practice and experience that when we allow God to bless us with different energy, we change spiritually – then everything inside us and around us changes. And it does. We co-create our lives with God, from the inside-out. When we say YES, God can assist us to change our mind, change our heart, change our experience. There is much wisdom to support us in this process of' BEING with what IS'.

I find it fascinating to apply the distinctions and power of 'BEING with what IS' to Forgiveness! What I have noticed, as a spiritual healer for the last decade: at its core, Forgiveness really is fundamentally 'BEING with what IS' on every level of our being. What they did, what I did, what happened, how that affected me, them, the world…. this can just become a FACT, a past-reality; without a big-long story, without a truck-load of emotionality attached. I really can stop suffering, stop living in the past, and just BE; and I can let them do the same.

Amazingly, the healing progression over time can end up in 'Loving What Is'. It really can. And the process is not because we are mighty forgiveness machines, or because we power/fight-through it, it is by saying YES to Grace, by allowing God to bless us with the spiritual gift of forgiveness.

Blessings on your unique path, Wendy