“We all form self-images and much of our behavior is pretty well determined by how we feel about ourselves.”
— Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D., PENOBSCOT
There is a cycle of building beliefs called the self talk cycle. Our self talk builds our self image and our self image determines our behavior, our actions, and our self worth – how we feel about ourselves. If we want to change the way we feel about ourselves we need to change our self talk. We need to build ourselves up. We need to talk to ourselves in a kind, positive, uplifting, good way. We need to talk to ourselves about the good things that are happening and know that we are worthy and expect abundance.
Oh Great Spirit, today help me to know myself. Help me to see the joy, kindness, strength and beauty that I am.
Champions of Light, Destroyers of Chaos, You who bear the light of a new day, the Sunrise is your gift to us. Those who are of Joy, and Battle, and Light, fill us with your Golden Light. Come to us, assist us.
Daughter of the Dawn, waken to your calling. The time is ripe for planting the seeds you brought with you when you entered this life. Clear the murk and cleanse the garden, goodness is ready to grow.
Son of Creation, the world canvas is ready for you to paint a new future. What has been is being gently lifted, making room for the integrity you bear, and the comfort you will share.
Open your eyes and see the others who are here with you. The light within them is shining brightly from their eyes, greeting the light that shines forth from yours also. Look around the room, connect, and know that together all things are possible.
Relax into a seated position. Straighten your spine and tuck your chin slightly toward your chest. Rest your hands on your thighs and close your eyes. Three times deeply … inhale, exhale … inhale, exhale … inhale, exhale.
See yourself as you rise from the earth, moving every so gently upward. You move beyond the atmosphere we’ve become accustomed to. You rise into what appears to be the darkness of the galaxy, but it isn’t dark after all. The many stars shine brightly, there is no smog or pollution here inhibiting your view.
You move toward the moon. There is a doorway there which you enter. Inside it is pure light, blinding almost. The room is round and seems to be empty. You stand still, marveling at the purity of this brightness.
You begin to notice yourself becoming lighter. Not in weight, but the clutter from preconditioned memory is lifting from your mind. You feel ease forming, comfort as any painful or disturbing thought forms are removed from your consciousness. Not only are you feeling lighter, but you are growing taller. That which has weighed you down is disintegrating.
You are free.
The door opens once more, showing the depths of space to you. You understand there is nothing to fear and walk toward the door. You step out into the star filled beauty that provides you with weightless wonder. You look around and see the Sun, and the Earth.
The solar flares of the Sun slow and become calm as you connect with the force of it. It is as though this life giver senses your readiness to move forward. The power behind these flares is now yours, it has filled your being. You have calmed the storm.
You look to the Earth. You sense that which plagues life upon it. You determine to collect it and bring it to the moon, where the Light residing there will purify it.
The planet is about 5 inches round in your current vision. You can fit your hands around it and hold it like a delicate, beautiful gift. The energy from your palms pulses into the spaces within this globe. Shadows begin to shrink, attempting to hide from you. Your healing energy is taming the beast which has been running amok within minds of humanity.
These shadows move into the center of the earth. It becomes a dense and compact mass which is easily grasped and held by you. You lift it from the core of the world and bring it into the starry skies as you return to the moon. Entering the door once more you release the mass into the very bright interior where it is transmuted into nothingness. It simply ceases to be.
You walk toward the door once more. You pause, looking around at this blinding light which does not harm, but heals. It does not hurt your eyes, it eases them from strain. Stepping into the galaxy once more you make your way to the earth. You enter the planets atmosphere and slowly drift to your favorite, most comforting place. It is peaceful.
While no one can be seen, the feeling of Supreme Love fills your being. You know you are being blessed and thanked for your service. This Sacred Connection needs no words.
When you are ready, open your eyes, stretch your limbs, and breathe of the Divine. Thank you.
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OM – The Sound, the Vibration of the Universe, The Primordial Sound GAM – The Seed Sound, or bija sound of Lord Ganesha GANAPATAYE – Another name of Lord Ganesh, the one who overcomes of obstacles. NAMAHA – I offer you my salutations, I bow to you.
Its a meditation mantra dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and we chant it before starting any new venture. We chant it when inner or outer obstacles are holding us back to get to our true self and fully realizing our potential.
Violet Flame, please course through the atomic structure of my entire being. Clean up the debris of my past karmic load. Purify my heart, ease dissonance which resides in my mind and energetic structure.
Balance and harmonize all that is happening in my life. Bring peace to my relationships. See to it that all necessary parties needed to align for my future abundance and well-being will be unhindered by any blockages … clear all obstacles.
Transmute all energies and attachments into bright and beneficial wholeness bringing harmony to mind, body, spirit and all lives thislife touches. Clear the way for my future dwelling place and pave the way for communal care and support.
Ease the daggers from the hearts of those surrounding me, ease them from mine as well. Assist all energies in transmuting pain and sorrow into health and joy.
Let your Flame ease through my mind, body and spirit into soul, and stretch beyond into the earth and rise into the heavens uniting ALL life in balanced, reciprocal blessing.
O Violet Flame, and the Masters of the past and present who yield it and teach it, be with me now. Enlighten me, show me the way.
Late at night thoughts come and go as I lay in a state between worlds, conscious and subconscious, waking and sleep.
I considered spinning cocoons of light around certain situations in order to brighten the energy when I was in various places. Since I choose not to impose my will upon others preferred states, I soon came to the conclusion that it is better to spin a cocoon of light around myself, fluid, and since it was a cocoon of my making I could stay within it, or move in and out of it as I willed. From this point, in theory, it is possible to throw little spears of light into the smoky haze which emanates form different forms.
I consider the word and concept of ‘spears’, and yet again my view on the way light is utilized changes. There is no need to throw anything, whether positive or negative.
While considering all the ways to visualize this light and energy work, I was visited by Owl.
I continued to move in a world between waking and sleeping where it became clear that fighting does not win wars, fighting keeps the wars from ending. There must be new techniques embraced for bringing peace to this world if it is sincerely something the majority wish to happen.
Eagle Medicine is the power of the Great Spirit, the connection to the Divine. It is the ability to live in the realm of spirit, and yet remain connected and balanced within the realm of Earth. Eagle soars, and is quick to observe expansiveness within the overall pattern of life. From the heights of the clouds, Eagle is close to the heavens where the Great Spirit dwells. ~ Jamie Sams, Seneca/Choctaw, and David Carson, Choctaw
The energy generated by trying to force issues, or outcomes is utilized by those who oppose the results desired. It is important to relax, allowing the energetic input to mellow. Like a limp noodle it doesn’t have anything to offer the opposition as rigidity or force. There is less to be manipulated.
All people are having the same experience. We are watching each other as we do this. It is easy to make judgement about what we see rather then appreciating what each life brings to the whole. Rather than improving on areas of need, we tend to judge and punish.
Life is a river. When individuality is removed we can visualize all people on the banks of this river. Their fingertips are playing in the flow as it passes by … dabbling here and there in the experiences it offers.
Since this River of Life is beyond time, and yet within it, those of the past and the present and the future are all in line with their fingertips touching the flow. Millions, upon trillions of lives, united in this same stream, all energetic influences intertwined.
While writing of these late night thought forms I remember my instructor and what she said. In this work, if you come from a place of love, for the highest and best good for what people are able and willing to accept, unattached from outcomes or the need to impose our will on them, then the healing will be all that is needed. (not verbatim, but from memory this is the gist of what I absorbed from the lesson).
There is no ‘fail’ when there is simply love and a desire to promote peace and well-being.