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Soul Lessons

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We are all learning soul lessons. It’s helpful to review them from time to time.

  1. Everyone is constantly creating. Co-creation can come from subconscious patterns, or it can flow from connection with the inner self. Since we’re always creating, it’s helpful to work at manifesting the desires of the inner self by envisioning happy, peaceful outcomes. (Positive outcomes are typically win/win.)
  2. Part of the motion of the current energy is a bit like a roller coaster. It moves up and down. Our job involves monitoring the energy by understanding it’s possible to raise the energy level (and the accompanying events) by moving out of fear, doubt, or anger (or other emotions.) When we focus on a higher vibration, “reality” must change by matching the inner vibration.
  3. Eventually, we learn to attract our inner self. There’s actually nothing else that can bring happiness besides alignment with the inner self. The strongest, best desires always align with this part of the self. (We also learn to recognize the feeling of the lower self and move beyond it. Both motions—aligning and moving away–are part of inner evolution.)
  4. We are learning what we intuitively “read” from others on a deeper level. As we become more positive, we may judge someone less or find their energy unbearable. It’s a bit of a paradox. When we gain light, we become more sensitive and change our perceptions. Our perceptions alter with the placement of our consciousness.
  5. As our consciousness becomes higher, patterns repeat more quickly. There is less space between the events and reactions associated with lower energy cycles. We’re experiencing this because the universe is pushing us through patterns, so we can evolve. Observe, reflect, and send love to the pattern.
  6. Every desirable state such as health, wealth, abundance, loving relationships, or spiritual connection is associated with a particular frequency. Basically, we’re learning to attract and align with the frequency, which is needed to manifest the desire. (Other people also benefit from our work.) We can ask for the feeling or sensation of the frequency to bring it into our lives.
  7. Our perception of the future is often associated with the placement of our consciousness. When we are connected and happy, it’s easy to envision a positive future. We may feel discouraged when we’re at a lower point of consciousness. (The point is that everything in our personal reality is changing to reflect us, so we can evolve out of our patterns and move into love and light.) It’s important to believe in the value of meditation and visualization–and to stay focused. The work yields results.

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

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Planetary Weather: Mercury Retrograde

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It’s a less temperamental week with the exception of Mercury moving retrograde. Sun and Jupiter are placed in Virgo, which represents the priestess, the virgin, and healer. On the down side, Virgo also rules digestion, health, perfectionism and details. Every sign has dualistic qualities; it’s part of life on Earth.

We will feel the duality of Virgo more than usual because it’s opposite Chiron, the wounded healer, which is placed in Pisces (sacrifice, confusion, spirituality, more feminine energy.) There’s an emphasis on improving our health and clearing old energetic problems (of course, the two are related) with opposition with Chiron.

Mercury (communication, the mind) moves retrograde (backwards) on Thurs, Sept 17. Mercury is placed in Libra, an air sign representing balance, beauty, and justice. Retrogrades tend to have a stronger effect when placed in air signs because it multiplies the “air” energy. (Thought travels through air, and both Mercury and Libra involve this element.)

Venus and Mars remain conjunct in Leo, emphasizing creativity, expansion, and fun. It’s a wonderful time for meeting with old friends, and this placement helps with male/female relationships. It’s interesting to note how male/female relationships tend to bring up old patterns—even when it’s fun. (Everyone is clearing something as we move into awakening.) They are also trine Uranus, which can create interesting, original ideas and plans.

Fortunately, Saturn moved into the first degree of Sagittarius—and out of the last degree of Scorpio–ending a somewhat dark cycle for many of us. Saturn rules time and karma; Scorpio rules death, birth, regeneration and the lower part of the occult. The last degree of Scorpio involves “endings”, and many of us have experienced difficult endings and losses during its reign.

Saturn in Sagittarius is a kinder placement with emphasis on truth and spirituality with an opportunity for higher vision. It’s a new beginning of a different karmic pattern for many of us, and it’s a wonderful time to seek truth and wisdom. (Think of the archer, his arrow, and the point of focus.)

The outer planets including Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron remain retrograde, slowing the motion of world change. (They also offer time for reflection.) Uranus remains square Pluto; the weirdness of the world continues as we grow.

Next week, we’ll experience the autumn equinox and an eclipse. Take time to rest now.

Tips:

  1. Part of healing and good fortune involves clearing karma and seeing life differently. In this way, we join with universe, becoming more connected and whole. Virgo and Pisces are mutable signs, so our feelings about what to clear or change may alter from day to day.
  2. Mercury retrograde is typically not a good time for travel, contracts, or moving forward with projects. It’s a time to rest and review. (I do think we should plan to rest and rewrite the paradigm. There’s no need for delays and problems with electronics in a higher vibration universe.)
  3. Mars and Venus are in an excellent position. They offer balance between the sides of our personality and insights into our patterns and beliefs about relationships. It can act as a creative, healing impetus.

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

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Using Visualization, Color, and Light

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Visualization is one of your incredible gifts. When you visualize, you create. It requires time and repetition, but it works. When you combine visualization with the light of meditation, results come faster. And they resonate with your heart.

When you send a specific color to a visualization or desire, you amplify the effect. The color provides a specific energy to your manifestation. It’s fascinating to know color and light can deactivate difficult situations—and influence a positive outcome. I learned about sending colors and light from Franz Bardon and his book, Keys of the Kaballah. With a love of color and art, I began using the colors in many aspects of my life. It was astonishing to find light blue light calmed difficult situations and anger. Obviously, the colors have a powerful effect.

You can also send light to positive situations or difficulties to alter their energy. You can send pink light to anything so it resonates with a wave of love. Sending color and light does not solve everything, but it instantly makes you feel better.

Light is one of the highest frequencies in the universe, and it raises the vibration of anything and everything. Matter consists of particles vibrating at a particular speed. Thoughts, emotions, and spiritual imagery vibrate at a particular rate before they take form. By sending pure forms of light, you actually speed up the spin of a thought, feeling, or object. The practice is very useful with healing, clearing conflicts–and with creating a desire.

In short, see what you desire and send light to the imagery. There is a particular sensation when you send the right color of light is correct such as a feeling of relief, softness, or stillness. If you practice, you’ll see results quickly.

Here are a few tips:

1) Cool conflicts with light blue light.

2) Send pink light or love to almost anything–including every molecule in your surroundings.

3) Use green light to increase the growth of plants, abundance, or happiness (any positive emotion or desire.)

4) Use silvery blue light and dark blue light for protection. It blocks lower vibrations.

5) Use violet/purple light for connection with the “All” and/or to deepen your spiritual state.

There are many other colors and uses, but these techniques give a good starting point.

If you want to extend your practice, check out the Magical Alphabet http://www.magicalalphabet.com/index.htm

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive healer and coachJulia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

 

 

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Energy, Vibration, and Higher Consciousness

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Obviously, awakening is far more than energy, high vibration, or placement of consciousness, but these exercises can help in gaining awareness of your inner self.  (I practice all of them at various times–particularly when I desire  insight or a shift in awareness.)

ENERGY

Everything is energy. Everything responds to our energy field. The frequency (rate of vibration) of our energy field affects our perception of life. By understanding more about energy, we can move through life with more ease and calm.

1)      Notice what gives energy. Think about people, places, and activities. Note the specific feeling they have in common, which will tell you a great deal about yourself.

2)      Notice what takes energy. When do you feel tired? What lowers your energy level? What raises your energy level?

3)      Pay attention to the energy of the day. When do you have the most energy? When do you feel tired?

It’s helpful to rearrange your day (and life) through the above knowledge.

 

VIBRATION

Energy is measured in vibration. Higher vibration leads to connection with the inner self and higher consciousness.

1)      We move into a higher vibration when we experience love, creativity, confidence, and light.

2)      A higher vibration can support others by bringing about healing, conscious realization, and peacefulness.

3)      We can often vibrate above limitations when we sustain a higher vibration.

We can gain insight by reflecting on our past experiences of holding a higher vibration, or we can imagine the state and how it feels.

HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS

Higher Consciousness is a state of connection, which is always there. We find it through our desire for it—and through practices like meditation, reflection, and self-observation.

1)      Everyone is connected. When we focus on connection, we experience more of the state of higher consciousness. We can tap into this several times each day by thinking about it. (How would I feel in a state of higher consciousness?)

2)      Pay attention to intuition. Intuition comes from the soul, and we progress more quickly with heightened awareness of our inner “hints.” Keep a small notebook for intuition and hunches. Discover the messages from your inner self.

3)      Focus on the heart space and unconditional love.

4)      Before sleep, relive your day backwards. Recall every event. Make changes and imagine the difficult portions as easy or see it flowing in a different way. (This is a way of pulling the energy of the day back into you as well as revising any patterns.)

A strong desire for higher consciousness, accompanied by small actions and work (above exercises), will activate your progress.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and coach

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

 

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The Interplay between the Self and Not-Self

In manifestation, we initially create an image of a desire. We hold it clearly during meditation, send love to it and practice often. In the beginning, as with most practices, it feels wonderful. We have optimistic thoughts and experiences. After several weeks of practice, it’s normal to meet the “not self.”

One of the oddest parts of manifestation involves encountering the “not-self”, the part of the self that holds thoughts and feelings, traveling in the opposite direction of the desire. We can also refer to the not-self as the ego, but terms aren’t as important as understanding the process and knowing how to love ourselves through it.

Many of us are involved in the process of awakening, and recognizing the not-self is vitally important. By understanding how to integrate the ego, we recreate our lives in a positive sense and move toward greater fulfillment.

Let’s look at the process:

1)      We begin with a strong desire and develop detailed imagery. We become interested in the process, often committing to creating a desire – or at least feeling and imagining the desire on a regular basis.

2)      As the imagery and “feeling” develop, we hear our internal dialog, an inner voice, which expresses discontent, negativity and criticism. For example, the inner voice might say, “It’s no use to try. Nothing is improving. It never works.” Or we might experience moods or sensations, which travel in the opposite direction of the desire. People, who work on relationships, are often surprised by anger or deep emotion. We often discover that our negative habits are associated with this state because we feel overwhelmed emotionally or feel it takes too much energy to make an effort.

3)      If we can observe the pattern by simply recognizing as part of our psyche, the energy quiets down or becomes louder, but we can wait it out with patience and practice. (If we’re honest, we can trace the emotion back to childhood or a traumatic event.)

4)      The patterns of the not-self are often associated with times of the day, particular events or conversations. Knowing a pattern’s cycle is powerful because we become more aware of it. We no longer “sleep” through it. Patterns are cover-ups for a hidden gift or a solution to an obstacle, which blocks a desire.

5)      By stopping the pattern, emotion or thought, we can project the opposite thought, such as seeing success, greater love in relationships or a healthy body in place of the former pattern of thoughts and feelings. A major realization takes place as we realize much the discord in life comes from our internal patterns, and we have the power to change it.

6)      After learning the process of observation, which usually takes six months or so, we learn how the art of substituting positive images for the negativity of the not-self. We also learn the how and why behind our feelings, which causes integration between the true self and the not-self. These realizations actually bring the manifestation into form.

Recognition of a pattern is not the important work. Although patterns can be cleared in sessions or through personal work, the art lies in loving ourselves through negative dialog.  Culturally we learn to find faults within ourselves. We often push and criticize ourselves toward a goal, but sustained change takes a great deal more than self-dislike. (We know the result of an over-intense workout or pushing too hard with work.) Fortunately, love is more effective.

Here are some of my favorite exercises for working with the not-self.

1)      Observe the inner dialog. What are we saying? How does it sound? When do we say it? Keep a focus on hands and feet. Stay present in the body.

2)      Patterns and negative dialog represent a need for self-healing. These thoughts and feelings come to the surface for love, not for disliking ourselves. Look at it as a repressed part of the psyche, which needs attention.

3)      Send love to this part of the self. Send the negative part of the self into the light or imagine a giant sun beaming light into this part of the self.

4)      When we become familiar with the not-self, we can immediately counter with the opposite feeling and vision. By holding it for only a few minutes, it eventually conquers and balances the negative state.

5)      Watch for judgment of others. We’re usually more critical when experiencing the lower state of self. Notice the feelings and learn their rhythm. (Try the ho’oponopono prayer: Please forgive me. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you.)

6) We know when we’ve identified the pattern because we know a part of ourselves is involved in our problems. We feel it. We don’t project it any more!

Over time, the negative state yields to the positive one, particularly as we learn to observe and love the “not-self.” (After all, it’s a part of the total self.)  Light conquers darkness in both the inner and outer worlds, bringing us into a deeper understanding of the beauty and love hidden within the self.

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. The wolves taught her that true energetic motion is based on the soul and patterns of nature. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

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The Frequency of Change

Frequency is the level of the height or depth of vibration, and it determines the course or outcome in the physical plane. Resonance means vibrating or identifying with a particular energy, thought or feeling. When we resonate with something, we feel into it by identifying with the energy.

Imagine a favorite meal, a preferred vacation spot or best friends. Notice that preferences are based on frequency – the energies in a person, place or thing and how we feel about them. We choose our favored activities, books and events because of their frequency and how we feel when resonating with them.

Everyone holds a vision of life, objects and other people. When we resonate with these collected memories, then we intensify or ask for the creation of more of the same. When we ask for change, we typically hold a vision of a different reality with new feelings as well as physical forms. The vision or imagery usually feels exciting –after all it’s what we want –so why does it take time and energy to translate this into day-to-day reality?

If we see our minds like computers, our current stream of energy identifies the present reality, with its issues and problems, as the “truth.” New imagery, contemplation of possibility and small changes bring about changes in feeling and thinking. As the desired change or new reality eventually becomes familiar, we relinquish the old reality and move on. So it takes time and energy to acclimate to a new desirable reality while we learn how to alter our frequency.

In the big picture, we could probably do it instantly—but we’re all learning how to change together and at one time in the “coming together time of consciousness” in the global shift. All good healers know people shift when they are ready to change. Some of the biggest instant shifts come about by focusing on love and light. (Use the color pink for love if you find it easier.)

The process begins as we work to hold new imagery, thoughts and feelings, and the mind eventually begins to substitute visuals of new opportunities and realizations for the “old” method of thinking and feeling. The new way of holding reality becomes familiar. It becomes clear that the new images bring happiness, a feeling of freedom and connection.

As the new images take on a feeling of familiarity, we often change our imagery in the moment from lower to higher reality, grasping the knack of altering the picture accurately. At this point, we gain confidence in our ability to do the work. There’s often an intense feeling about it, as we simply want the change more than anything.

It’s not about “having”; it’s about a state of being, a feeling of release from the resistance of the mind of the lower self and limitation. The world opens up with pathways leading toward the desire as we begin living in the desired frequency. Usually, the desire is delivered with an odd set of circumstances, which increases our faith and establishes deeper belief in the process.

At this point, we begin again with another desire. This process of expansion continues as a part of our growing abilities. It’s the way that we distinguish between higher and lower vibrations in life. It’s the expression of the beauty of the higher self in physical life.

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach, is known nationally for her ability to enlighten others to find their True Self and become conscious co-creators through practical application of Universal Law.

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Using Mind and Emotion

With co-creation, we begin with a spiritual connection and a very strong desire or intention. We focus on the intention in the present moment and see it as having already come into being. We visualize it as our current reality.

The act of co-creation, or imagining our future, often causes repressed feelings and thoughts to surface. Learning to deal with thoughts/emotions through self-observation, substitution and love constitutes a significant portion of co-creation. Thoughts that travel in the opposite direction of a manifestation actually compose the negative pattern that created our current reality. It’s normal to initially  doubt the image or think opposing thoughts, but we strive to increase our awareness of this motion. we essentially cancel or erase the hologram or image. 

Thoughts:

It’s interesting to note that our passing thoughts and emotions play a tremendous role in the final outcome of accomplishing a desire.On the average, we produce between 12-70,000 thoughts per day. Many of these thoughts are repetitive and tend to represent a pattern consisting of worry, anger or negative thought. In metaphysics, it’s said that one or two new positive thoughts outweigh a hundred or more negative thoughts because of the higher frequency associated with positive vibration.

Emotion:

It’s very difficult to accomplish a positive visualization when accompanied by negative emotion. I recommend meditating on a color or positive mantra when feeling negatively or holding the visual for only a few seconds. When manifestations take form, they typically manifest with the emotion surrounding the visualizations. For example, it may be easy to visualize a partner helping with housework, but the manifestation will bring up the emotion used during visualization. If we resonated with love, the partner responds with love. If we felt anger, the partner may complete the task but express anger. The same hold true with career. If we envision a positive change but feel anxiety, the desired change comes with a feeling of overwhelming anxiety.

Mastery comes with deeper awareness of thoughts and emotions. We learn to stop thoughts  and replace them with new ones. For example, if we seek to have greater abundance, we see the desired amount in a bank account. For a relationship, we would imagine the feeling of great love.

Conclusion:

It’s best to move into a place of love or a feeling of spiritual connection before embarking on a deep visualization or meditation. A short walk or time spent outdoors often supplies a feeling of peace and happy expectation. It’s also helpful to remember how we feel when receiving a happy surprise, unexpected abundance, the passion accompanying a happy relationship or the unconditional love of a child.

In short, we always have the tools and memories to create desirable, happy experiences in life. It’s about learning to recall our ability to make a choice and to focus on the reality that we’d most like to experience.

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and coach

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin is an intuitive healer and coach.

 

 

 

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The Secret Element

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Understanding the value of the element of earth may be one of the esoteric secrets of this Age.  In past times, philosophers spent much time outdoors and studied the seasons, plants and movements of the stars. (Alchemy states that all of the secret processes of soul work are hidden in nature.) Co-creation involves a great deal more than mental studies or even the practice of sending love or envisioning through meditation.

We receive a tremendous amount of information through our bodies, which act as receptors and transmitters of information. Alchemy considers the physical body to be a representation of the physical element. After all, any manifestation must appear in our physical field to be considered real by the senses. We “read” physical information to determine if our life or situation is pleasing. It’s practical to consider the importance of physical interaction between our bodies and the earth.

Metaphysical Explanation: Why It Works

When I studied the meaning with the Age of Aquarius, I began with the glyph of a water-bearer or man pouring water from a container. Aquarius pertains to thought; it is ruled by Uranus, which involves the akashic field. Uranus is also known act instantly for the good of the soul. (Although it doesn’t always feel good, it brings positive change in the long run.)  In its highest form, water represents emotion or love in its highest form.

Synastry involves decoding the qualities of the glyph, signs and planets. In this case, the power of thought, spirituality, the akashic field and love meet in an interesting combination. All of these energies become obvious in the past few years through the current spiritual movement. One of the most interesting parts of synastry lies in the omission of the element of earth in the equation. (Air=aquarius; Uranus-akasha, water=poured from the jar.)

When studying alchemical symbolism, the omission of an element means “pay attention.”  When we spend time outdoors, we synchronize with our bodies. We feel our hearts, the rhythm of the muscles and the pleasant song of nature. More importantly we ground our bodies, which makes us less susceptible to the solar rays, fluctuations in the magnetic field and more impervious to the thoughts and feelings of other people.

Developing Soul Qualities by Communing with Nature

1)      Meditate. Notice when the light appears brighter. In time, the intensity of light increases with deepened meditation.

2)      Look for the line between the horizon and sky. Breathe in the energy from the line of mergence.

3)      Notice the movement of plants and the sound of the wind when you’re outside. The plant life helps to realize negative energy when immersed in the sound.

4)      Move as much as possible when outdoors. Notice difficulty and ease in your body. The tightness relates to inner issues and problems. Lie on the ground and pour energy into the earth when you’re done.

5)      Remember your happiest memories outdoors. This is how your soul views the world when connected with nature. Start with this feeling or memory before moving into meditation.

6)      Notice the beauty as often as possible. Beauty speaks to the soul and enhances our interaction with life.

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

Julia Griffin is an intuitive healer and coach.

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