Eden and I have been featured with an article on this month’s Collective-Evolution website. Here are a few highlights:
“As humanity is being pulled forward into stronger energies of love and unity consciousness, people everywhere are yearning to live their soul’s purpose and a path that’s truly in alignment with who they are.”
“Material success certainly does not equal soul fulfillment. Before someone starts a true spiritual exploration, we often just do what people expect us to do. When we start asking ourselves the questions that don’t have easy answers, and we commit ourselves to finding them, then awakenings can occur.”
“The New Human is about taking the components that are the deepest elements in life, and bringing them to the foreground. It’s reversing the way that most people live in life. Instead of the priority being the literal level, mental level, emotional level, and then spiritual level, it’s flipping it so that the order of importance is the spiritual, emotional, mental, then the literal.
For the full article, check it out at: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/02/08/four-steps-to-becoming-a-new-human-awakening-to-your-soul-path
We’re excited to share with you that our article in PREVENTION Magazine is now on newsstands (or get it online/iTunes)! Check out the February 2014 issue. Our article is titled “Is This the Life You’re Meant to Live? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself for a Happier, More Soulful You”.
In meditation I received the following insight: “Come to understand your act of surrender is your greatest gift to yourself, for it is leading you to exactly the place you are meant to go, into exactly who you are meant to become.” In many ways we try to do it all ourselves, make things happen, think our way through everything, and push and stress and pray for our desired outcome. Surrendering is truly an incredible act of trust and faith that the Universe is working on your behalf, for your greatest good. So vision and manifest that which you desire, then SURRENDER. Surrender to receive. Surrender to not having to do it all yourself. Surrender to receiving help and to not knowing it all. Allow something greater than you could ever imagine happen. Give yourself the gift of that release and allow the Universe to truly work on your behalf.
Years ago when I was deep in the Amazon jungle sitting in ceremony with the local shaman, known as the Curanderos, we were speaking in circle about our experiences. One woman commented that her spiritual journey over the last 15 years had been about healing. One of the shamans replied, “Why would you make your life about healing? Get healed and be done with it. Make your life about something more“. This comment has stuck with me through the years as I faced different challenges, as I would dredge up the past or some wound that had seemingly surfaced, driving me in to a deeper state of awareness of who I Am. I would often think “can I be done with the healing already?!”. But then I realized – I AM done. I did a tremendous amount of healing over a 2 year period, often incredibly painful and spanning many lifetimes of karmic cycles. I did release and forgiveness ceremonies, I saw healers, I worked with plant medicines, I asked to see what needed healing and journeyed deep in to the darkness of my own Soul. I emerged completely and totally transformed. I then chose to make my life about Love and Light, about spiritual adventures and being in service to others. Now, as challenges arise, I see them not as past wounds but rather a new lesson arising as part of the evolution of my Soul and its greater purpose. All of which I have consciously chosen.
Life will always bring its cycles and ways to uncover the layers of who we are, but with each uncovering, I choose to be grateful for making my life about something much more in alignment with the Truth of who I Am. So get healed and be done with it. Make your life about something more.
This afternoon I was tending to one of my big indoor house plants, picking off leaves that were brown and dying. Its something that bothers me, I can’t just leave them to die and fall off on their own. As I was tending to my plant, I couldn’t help but think of a stranger I once spoke with 15 years ago: I had taken a self-development workshop, located in an assuming building with a rather bland entrance. At the front of the building were several large, sad looking plants. As I left the building there was a man who had been in my class standing next to one of the plants, meticulously picking off some of the dead leaves. I gave him an inquisitive look as I passed by, to which he simply replied “Plants have a life force. When the dead leaves stay on them, their energy gets weakened. When you remove the dying leaves they can focus all their energy on the healthy leaves and the plant grows stronger”.
I realized the same goes for us. Too often we allow several dying leaves to hang on, not realizing the amount of energy its taking to keep them with us. We think its too much effort, when we don’t truly realize how much its pulling from our life force.
When I work with clients to heal the past, I’m essentially helping remove these dying or dead leaves, aspects of them that are draining their essential life force — sometimes for years, decades or even lifetimes. Its amazing what we carry around with us, so often in the background, waiting for them to just fall out of our life. To live our best life, our most powerful, we each have a personal responsibility in doing our own spiritual work. Its about truly letting go of those dead leaves in our life, the issues or situations or relationships that no longer serve us but are hanging on, taking up space and energy. That space and energy is draining – emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. It can contribute to fatigue, physical ailments, being overly-emotional or being triggered easily by others, and much more. In order to restore our deepest power and greatest health, we must be able to have our energy focused on our growth, lessons, and our Soul’s greatest journey.
Take a look at where in your life you have “dead leaves”, and consider picking them off. Try doing a fire ceremony, building an altar, or getting some help 1-on-1.