This past weekend I was busy marketing an aspect of my business at an event. It was a wellness show, where I was facilitating Bars. The Bars are 32 points on the head, that when lightly touched, begin the process of erasing your hard drive and creating space for more ease and joy in your life.
At the Langley Wellness Event, I had the joy of running Bars on a sweet four year old who was born with a number of significant challenges. Her mother had brought her, hoping to find something else, that might help her daughter.
Savanna was not too happy about being in this place. It turns out that she is a very aware little girl. She reads her mom's mind. I am sure that she felt and heard all the judgements and conclusions as people saw her. And the energy was quite intense in the event with all the healers that were present.
Her mom got her on my table and she did not want to be there. I began by talking with Savanna. I asked her what her favourite things to do were. She rides a therapy pony, called Ladybug, once a week. As I talked and asked questions, that her mom answered, her eyes turned to me. It was in that moment that I told her how perfect she was and what an amazing and smart little girl she was. I put my fingers on the first point and told her that she wasn't broken and there was nothing to fix. What a beautiful being you are Savanna and her eyes closed and she drifted off.
Her mom was surprised that she was so relaxed. While I ran the Bars she and I chatted. The experience was magical and full of grace. It would take too long to relay everything. Suffice to say I was left feeling like I had been blessed.
"And you were Linda. Anytime that two or more beings commune in the energy of love, unconditional love, there is a blessing. It is why being with your furry friends can be so joyful.
Each of you has the opportunity to create those moments in every encounter that you have during your day. When you are able to be out of judgment and see each other as we do-maginificent beings of light and love-then you are in love. This is not the love that planet earth has named-for that love is entangled with so many rules and conclusions, that you make it hard sometimes to feel it. But when you step out of judgment and allow yourself to be in gratitude for another, for their being then their being steps into that with you. It may be in a small way that if you don't pay attention, you will miss and it may be in a large way that blows your socks off!
The blessings are abundant on planet earth and each of you has the same need to be seen as not broken-perfect in the perceived imperfections. You are all playing at being human and some of you are very, very good at it. So good that you forget you are more than that.
You have the opportunity to remind others by seeing them, as we do and you will always be given the same gift along the way, someone who sees you as we do.
You are not alone on the journey you launched yourself on. You are not broken and there is nothing to be fixed.
We are in gratitude for each of you-are you?"
Go For The Joy
Linda and The Group
I just finished reading Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D. I couldn't put it down and the reason for that is that so much of it confirmed my own knowing.
As I was reading I recalled instances of profound knowing without knowing how I knew-just that I knew. When you try to describe this knowing to someone else, you discover that words don't adequately convey your experience. If that someone is someone who knows you well and who also delves into the mystic, then you are heard. Otherwise I have been greeted with outright skepticism or that look-you know the one that manages to convey that without actually saying a word.
I myself have been guilty of that look. It isn't until you experience a smidgen of this other place that you are willing to consider something else. And when your experiences broaden to encompass even more of it, then more of it is available to you.
Ask and you shall receive. It isn't until we are willing to be in the question of unknowing that we can allow for any answers to be revealed to you.
In the late 90's I began my journey into the mystic. I asked a question out of the depth of my despair and the universe, God, answered. I began to meditate which opened me up to something else, which led me to 6 years of sitting in a mediumship class which opened me up to something else and so on and so on.
There was something wonderful unfolding and my time in the mediumship class gave me the confidence to allow for that. I was open to being aware of something else. The classes were pretty special but what has happened since is more than that. The classes allowed me to accept the knowings I received, the "visions" I encountered and the experiences that came my way.
I remember one experience with great joy. I was receiving an aromatherapy massage from a very special man. On this occasion he held the web of my finger between my thumb and forefinger and I found myself in cradled place of both nothingness and everything. It was one of the most delicious, peaceful and loving experiences I have every had. I asked him after what he had done. He told me that everyone has a place on their body that he is called to and on that place he pours the universe into them.
One of Eben Alexander's experiences reminded me of that again and I was in gratitude for the memory. I have had numerous experiences that have caused me to know that this earth, this reality isn't separate, that timelines are next to each other, that just over there are other realities layered upon ours, existing in one moment in time. I know that love is all there is. I know that our world and we are not broken. I know that all is well. How it will unfold is a mystery, but unfold it will and with each unfolding we will all be brought closer to the essence that we have been encoded with-love.
As The Group writes-You are magnificent beings of light and love-period-each and every one of you. When your time to pass from your reality comes you will be welcomed with open arms and a great joyous celebration will ensue. You are loved. You are not broken-there is nothing to fix.
And so if you are giving me that look-I am okay with that. It took me a long time to get to where I am and to own who I am. Weird doesn't always come easy. (smile)
And I am finding that as I own this wonderful story that is my life, that others are drawn to my energy. As with Eben Alexander, the time has come to share who we are and our stories with the world. We are the ones we have been waiting for-each of us.
On page 41 of his book he writes the message he was given.
"You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.
You have nothing to fear.
There is nothing you can do wrong."
"Terrorism is all about fear. Whether it is homegrown or imported, no matter where in the world it occurs, it is about fear."
Many people have developed a us against them mentality and or me against the world.
It is changing, slowly, it is changing. But, it has to begin with you and with me. We have to be the ones to initiate change and it will ripple out in the world.
“Where in your life do you find yourself aligning with or against a group or a way of thinking?Who in your life do you turn away from because they aren’t like you?”
It is the same thing. When we unkindly judge someone we are distancing ourselves from them and from our very essence. Love is at the core of who we are and everything else is a lie. We can be our own terrorists and we are very good at that. It tears us apart and we pit ourselves against ourselves.
“What if you could step aside from that once a week? What if you could deliberately choose to be in love when you least want to? What would you change in your life and in the world?”
What you do impacts the world and it creates a ripple in the collective consciousness. You could be the one who swings the pendulum the other way.
What a concept! Are you willing to be that for you and for others?
I am hoping that if you don’t already, that you do. I am hoping that if you do already that you take it a step further, just a little step out of your box and see what else is possible.
There are people waiting for someone like you-someone who doesn’t judge-someone who can see the essences of who they are, when they can’t. You can hold that for them and for the world.
Heaven on earth-it isn’t as far away as you might think.
Linda and The Group
So many people live their lives feeling like they don’t have the support they need.
What if you had it all along but you weren’t willing to receive what you need and you were afraid to ask for help?
I don’t know about you, but I was raised to be strong and self reliant. Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing, but, the flip side is that I find it hard to ask for help, even when I need it. I may be cute but I am not always so bright!
Recently I have been allowing life to support me and asking for help. We are not meant to do this life alone. We have people in our life for a reason, sometimes we don’t even know them personally. Sometimes, they are there when you need them.
I started writing this post earlier today before I heard of the tragedy in Boston. So many people living out their dreams, pulling on everything they had to run that iconic marathon and without notice their world was changed forever. Whether they were in the midst of the chaos or not their lives were changed.
In their hour of need, strangers and family were there to support them and all they had to do was accept. It is easier to accept help when you are in the midst of tragedy and less so in our day to day lives. So, there was an opening of hearts that occurred today in Boston and around the country.
My wish is that the hearts stay open and do not shut down in fear of the what ifs. Fear is a dangerous thing to carry around. It shuts us down physically and emotionally whether it is personal to us or to a country. Living in fear is worse than what happens, whether it be Boston’s tragedy, 911 or closer to home. It is the what ifs that can stick us and stop us from moving forward.
But, what if, (smile) your life could change in a heartbeat and the sun shone, the birds sung and love prevailed. What if anything was possible, the good stuff?
The Group, who inspires me in my writing, when I let them, tells me that this is our best course of action. Focus on the love on our planet. There is far more of it than anything else, even in the chaos, most especially in the chaos. That is when our very essences rises up to the occasion. We have no time to think. Our hearts expand.
It is our thinking afterwards that gets us into trouble, the what ifs of the not so great kind.
Life on planet earth is full of different experiences and we are the only ones who can choose what they mean to us. We can choose love or we can choose fear.
I know what I choose. I refuse to be imprisoned in fear that is not of my making and so the only alternative open to me is love.
What about you? Will you choose love, over and over and over?
Will you share this writing and perhaps encourage another to choose love too?
It is a choice to stay in love.
Tis the season of taxes for those of us in North America. Culturally and collectively we have an energy of angst around doing our taxes.
What if we have to pay? What if we don't get a refund, cause a refund would be very nice!
I hand our taxes off to an accountant, because they are not for us to do. The more you involve yourself in investing and such, the easier it is to miss things!
I have been re-reading the book Money Isn't The Problem-You Are! by Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness. It is a book that opens space for me to consider another way of viewing my money.
One thing he writes is that wouldn't you rather make lots and lots of money and pay the tax, rather than begrudge the government the taxes you pay? Now there is an interesting point of view. He tells a story of a gentleman that got involved in an organization that believed that taxes were unconstitutional and his income went down. Mmmmmmm.....because money flows where attention goes?
But, back to tax season. Ours are done and we are getting refunds, but those refunds will be set aside to cover what might be, an unfavourable decision by CRA (IRS in the U.S.) regarding previous years. So, our tax season is ongoing. Letters go back and forth and today I have to call them to receive some clarity on the latest letter.
That aside, I wonder what it would be like to have this a non issue, because, I am making a mucho dollars in a never ending stream of financial abundance. So, I ask myself this question, because Access Consciousness is about being in the question;
"What would it take for me to create a continuing stream of financial abundance in my life?" Anything that doesn't allow that will I destroy and uncreate x a godzillion? (Of course I will!) good and bad, right and wrong, POD, POC, all nine, boys, shorts and beyonds! (Access Clearing Statement)
But of course I know it isn't that simple-I still have to take action. I have to pick up the phone and take care of business. I have to jump in the opportunities that show up, after asking, if they are right for me. There is one that has shown up and frankly I am sitting on the fence with it. It feels right but-oh the but! What is that but-clearing statement time!
So, for those of you stressing over tax season, what if you didn't have to? What if you could create financial abundance in your life? What could you do with all that money?
Let's face it-without enough money life can be challenging and with a lot of money you can contribute a lot to the world. You won't think twice about what you tip or if you can afford to donate to the cause of your choice. You can send your kids to college, you can have fabulous vacations, you can.....well you get the idea, oh and you can pay the tax man his share, because after all that is the current society we live in. Why fight it? Why not make it a non issue and have more money coming in than goes out?
As with all things-sometimes you just have to tweak things a little to get great results!
I baked a batch of biscuits from the Wheat Belly Cookbook. The two previous recipes were not quite to my taste. The recipes called for ground flaxseed-too much for my taste! What could I do to change this?
This time I decided to not use flaxseed and just up the amount of the other two flours (chickpea and almond). It worked beautifully! I ended up with a great biscuit to accompany my curried beef stew!
Life can be like that-you just have to ask the question and be open to a little or a whole lot of tweaking until you get the desired results. The universe has your back but unless you ask a question it can't easily offer you up your solution!
What questions could you ask? How about
"What is it going to take to change this?"
"How do I do this?"
"What energy, space and consciousness can I be to facilitate the change I want to see?"
"What next step do I need to take?"
As soon as you ask the universe puts the wheels in motion and an inspired thought will come to you (like how about I leave the flaxseed out and up the other flours) or someone will call you with a proposal or an e-mail will show up in in-box. Doors begin to open as long as you stay in the question!
Questions open up possibilities and judgments and conclusions shut them down. For instance, since I am not by nature a huge baker, I might have decided that the cookbook was correct and I couldn't do it any other way. I am glad I asked the question!
Wheat Free Biscuits-My Way
1 cup almond meal flour
1 cup chickpea flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
5 tablespoons cold butter
4 egg whites
Preheat oven 350 F line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix flours and baking powder, cut in cold butter.
Mix on high the egg whites until soft folds develop.
Gently fold the egg whites into the flour and butter mix until well mixed.
Drop spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. I got six biscuits but they could be smaller.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
A few days ago I was browsing in Chapters, which just happens to be a favourite place of mine to visit. A book called The Wheat Belly Diet caught my eye and something was tugging at me as I picked it up.
Truthfully I was more interested in the Wheat Belly Cookbook. I wanted to know how to cook with almond and coconut flour. But, the diet book just didn't want to be put down. This book has a multitude of research supporting being wheat free. The stories are also compelling. What I found most interesting is how much wheat has been genetically modified over the years. We are not eating the wheat of our ancestors.
If you are older you may remember the tall swaying wheat fields. Now they are short. They have been modified in order to be resistant to wind, disease and create higher yields. It is a commodity and a big one! Wheat is in everything!
Now some of you might not care but if you have celiac disease it becomes a huge problem. As a celiac you have crossed the border from being sensitive (bloated belly, brain fog to mention a few) into a the territory of severe health problems.
My sister-in-law is a celiac and I did buy the book, because I was compelled to, but it turns out it wasn't so much for me, as it was for her. I did keep the cook book and I have begun to try a few recipes. As I write, scones are being baked. Last night I did a pizza crust. It was okay, on a scale of one to ten I would give it a four-but as I am not an avid pizza lover it doesn't really matter to me.
There is lots of information on the internet about the ravages of wheat on our physical systems and as I mused about my sister-in-law who has had undiagnosed health problems for the past two years, I have to think that perhaps the wheat was creating a lot of it. She is an avid baker and an excellent cook! She loves to make her own bread. I on the other hand switched to sprouted grain bread a few years ago. It was easier on my system. Now I think I will play around with going wheat free, as much as possible.
Those scones? Not bad at all-not a regular scone but they are tasty-ooopps they would probably be much better if I remembered to put the baking soda in!
Classic Scone Recipe
1 cup ground flax seed 2 tablespoons of xylito or 8-10 drops of stevia (in B.C. I found Xyla)
1/4 cup almond meal/flour 5 tablespoons of cold butter
1/4 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bown, combine the flaxseeds, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and xyitol, if using. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until well blended.
Whisk in another bowl the eggs, cream, vanilla and if using stevia, that too. Stir into flour mixture until well blended.
Evenly divide dough into 8 pieces (they aren't very big) and place on baking sheet. Flatten to approximately 1/4 in. thickness.
Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Linda lives in White Rock, B.C. and is the owner of Go For The Joy. Linda helps people internationally to remember that there is a different perspective available that will create more ease and joy in your life.