Many of the insights I share here about creating the Guiding Signs 101 cards may be new to you. They might even be totally contrary to how you learned to do things. This is part of a new paradigm based on completely different approaches to everyday life.
This game-changing paradigm shift allows us a brand new opportunity to listen to–and act on–the guiding wisdom in every present moment. Instead of showing up in this moment ready to overlay a previous template (that might not even apply, but we use because its familiar), we are led to being caretakers of the guiding wisdom of this moment and taking the perfect, appropriate action based on nothing more than inner guidance; essentially, following guiding signs.
My Personal Experience
I have used guiding signs throughout my life; in childhood they literally saved my life. My refined ability to leave my body when necessary, saved my sanity.
My father was smart, funny and handsome but he could fly into a rage for something as insignificant as spilling milk during dinner, which could then result in a severe beating. In addition to physical abuse, there was also verbal and sexual abuse that came from a very early age. When I look at the statistics of childhood abuse, they are staggering. My life is not unique in this way. For millennia, we have waged wars and practiced destruction of all kinds.
The impact of neglect or abuse includes learning that we are victims; that bad things happen to us. We forget we are Divine, and we are creators. For me, this life journey has been about remembering this truth. It is has been a journey inward; a journey moving from fear to love.
The place fear showed up most in my life was with my voice; expressing myself. I didn’t raise my hand and speak aloud in school. I didn’t want people to look at me. I didn’t trust my truth. When he went into a rage, my father would scream that I was a “stupid little sh__.” For so many years I believed I WAS all the bad things that had happened to me and all that he had said to me. Only recently did I discover that in every cell of my body I totally know that my light–the light of who I am–is incorruptible. It cannot be destroyed. This is true for all of us!
The other big “aha” moment is that I can never be more than what I am, at my essence; my true self. I could finally quit taking endless workshops and doing things to “improve.” This was it! I am it! Right here, right now! I could simply love myself as I loved others. I could fully accept myself exactly how I am! I saw the perfection in accepting everything just as it is, including myself. I could simply love and if the Divine had plans for me they would be revealed. What pressure was relieved when I realized this. It was amazing how much easier and how much more joy and fun life was in this new way!
Reclaim your power where you experienced it
The places where we have lost our power are actually the avenues for reclaiming it. They hold the doorway to our greatest gifts. It was actually the most extreme circumstances in my life that contained the silver lining.
When the sexual molestations occurred, I left my body. My consciousness went to the Spiritual realms. I know those realms well because I traveled there too many times to count. I have a connection with realms that are unseen and they are just as real to me as this physical plane.
The physicist Bohm talks about explicate and implicate orders. The explicate–or that which can be seen–comprises 1% The implicate order–that which is invisible to our eyes–comprises 99%. It is in the implicate order where our intuition resides, beyond our rational minds. It is similar to the phases of the moon. During the new moon, the sky is dark; no moon can be seen with our physical eyes. Yet, that doesn’t mean the moon doesn’t exist. In fact, it is at this time just prior to the new moon that is the most potent time for setting our deepest intentions.
The unseen world has given me access to life-guiding insights. One access point is shamanic drumming journeys. The rhythmic beats of the drum create the transportation to other dimensions. In one such journey, I went to the upper world. There the angelic beings wrote the word “divorce” in the clouds. They told me there would come a time that my husband and I would part paths; he would hold back my soul from the work I came into the world to do. They said we had come together to create our son. They said I should not be sad when the time came for us to continue on separate paths, for it was all part of the divine plan. That moment came about 5 years later.
I was doing a creative writing assignment. After reading what I wrote, a light went on and every cell of my body knew my marriage was complete. There was an inner knowing that held such truth that I never doubted it and I moved forward with ease and grace into the next chapters of my life. This was a new life of living my most authentic expression.
Trauma can be the basis of our talents and gifts
The silver lining of the physical abuse is my ability to read energy. Living in an environment that was not safe kept me acutely aware and fully engaged at all times. Learning to read facial expressions and feelings coming from another person’s body is quite an asset.
For the first time in my life, the energy of who I am feels like it is intersecting with the energy of love and light that is now pouring onto our planet. There is a feeling of being at home; safe, comfortable. I know it can be scary as the old structures start to crumble; those that are built on fear, control, greed and power. And yet how can the new energies of love–and a world that works for everyone and all life–fully come in until these old structures are not ruling our existence?
The old paradigm was about control and manipulation. I remember as a child being told to be nice to people because you might run for school office and need their vote. Or that love relationships that ended were like trains; there was always another one at the next stop. Or that if I was good and nice there might be a reward for me. All are examples of conditional love. As a child I remember spending so much time trying to figure out this thing conditional love. It felt like an oxymoron.
I still see so many examples of the old paradigm of using and manipulating people even for “good causes”. Manipulation is manipulation and is always old paradigm. Hidden agendas or intentions are a part of the old paradigm. Using or needing to be in control is a big red flag that it is old paradigm.
We are moving now to a new age on our planet; an age of cooperation, not of competition; a time of coming together to create community. I once heard someone say the next Buddha or Christ is not a person but a community. We are that! It lives within each one of us; that Divine spark. We are a thread of the tapestry of all life. We are the ones we have been waiting for. It is not outside of our SELF; it is here now. Remember that the wisdom and truth lives within each one of us. It’s vital now to learn to listen within, and trust that inner voice of truth. Allow that voice inside you to grow. That is what the Guiding Signs 101 cards are about: being a bridge to help you listen and grow that small voice within so it becomes louder and louder.
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