merrily merrily down the stream – life is but a dream

What I’m Noticing during these flying-by days of SUMMER  2016:

It is easier and faster than ever before to shift frequencies and paradigms …  as if all are being carried ‘…merrily, merrily down the stream and life is but a dream…’

  • I started to notice this in June, mostly by watching how other people, in various stages of conscious awareness, were choosing differently – from the foods they ate, to the places they worked.   The energetic support of the universe is still encouraging new viewpoints plus opportunities to step into refined energies in order to process these shifts/choices with Grace and ease.

How easy it is to be in the moment;

  • Each moment takes center stage due to the rapid processing of energy, awareness and perception. The speed of processing eliminates grey areas ­– that unsettled time/space where I’m still dealing with my old paradigm and viewpoint but haven’t stepped fully into the new.

Being an observer of these moments of shift offer self-information as well as hints about life’s-meaning and values others may hold dear.

  • I’m noticing it isn’t important where I choose  to shift to or what I choose to leave behind that offers me the most self-information.  It is how I choose to make those decisions.  How I leave or how I claim a model of living – with compassion, allowance, respect – with assertion, personal neediness, energetic greed – the how defines my path more than the path itself.

What I notice most about these times is more peace, more passion for the wishes of my heart and more harmony come as I relax into each moment.  Consider, a moment can only last a moment and I believe, no matter what the moment may bring, we each can hold our faith, our vision, our tongue even, for just a moment…then we may choose again.


Some mornings I wake up and practice what it would feel like to be an awakened soul
What it would be like to live in lightbody
Be a perfect beholder of the divine in all things

Sometimes I can feel the wonder-filled-ness of it. Each time, myself whispers
                 I cannot bear it….it is too sublime
And then everything fades.
Today I woke up, I felt the joy and the wonder of this practice and heard myself whisper
                I cannot bear not being this.

There are no words or thoughts to describe ‘this’ that I cannot bear not to be
It is not word-able  nor is there geometry to envision.
It feels to be made of flows – a kind of being-ness that is so different
And yet I am still in my room,

I hear the kitties noisily chase each other as cats tend to do
                 At 3:00 a.m.
My eyes are open seeing the same colors and objects
Yet they are somehow only vaguely familiar.

I can feel how all of existence is a swirl of movement
One may never hold nor return to a moment once it passes
We live constantly in the gift of rebirth
Every breath taken offers the first experience of a new life.
                What more is needed
When we breathe again we are able to recreate our world into manifestation
                ……or not

 Anything anyone can say to argue for limitation
 May be true
When weighed next to history, saints of the past, avatars and beings of wakeful actions
Yes, at some level it may all be true
But a whirlwind is arriving for this time of planetary transformation
it is prompting us …

                                     “That was then…
When you were tethered to your fears

                                    This is  NOW and HERE.
You are free to BE.

                                     ……..or not”


A CAll to BE…graceful shifting

Those of you who are supporting and bringing in new paradigms for graceful shifts on the planet may be feeling the chaotic energy ‘front’ created by the massive earthquake in Nepal. Fortunately, within the throes of destruction, a more Grace-filled model of existence is being built and implemented. Many of you are the architects of these new paradigms. Some of you may be experiencing waves of confusion, uncertainty or feeling out-of-step with yourself. If so, consider that these disturbances may not be yours personally, but rather a call for your conscious awareness and inner dynamic presence in the world, to provide stability for groups of beings leaving en masse, as well as those in the ‘pain and suffering’ paradigm.

In yesterday morning’s meditation I was led to consciously recognize and honor the divine uprightness, inner authority and expanded awareness inherent in chaos and then to connect with the power of Planet Earth to lovingly evolve Itself and those who have committed to participate in this period of transmutation. This suggestion was unusual because it clearly didn’t ask to ‘send light’ to this troubled region; rather, it was a request to stand quietly and humbly, to be confidently aware of my own awakening and to hold that vibration.

The impression I got was that there are many sending light, love, and positive energy to Nepal, which is indeed helpful. Simultaneously, there are a number of beings ready to exercise their inner expansiveness and divinely appointed power in a different way – that of being a conduit for divine intervention, of being rather than doing. During the disruption inherent in the transformational process, actions are, of course, needed. Yet those actions can be enhanced, even miracle-producing, with the support of those holding a conscious wakeful space, being totally present for no other purpose than to be a point of awareness. Such a stance is transformative for self and for all of life. It can be helpful to remember that we do not have to tell an omnipresent, omniscient universe what is needed here; we simply present an open consciousness, a doorway, for that energy to express itself as perfection in this material condition/situation.

It feels like it is time to redirect our attention from being ‘helpful’ to being full of our divinity – our divine self – to make our action an act of recognition. We recognize that if we can hope for, ask for, strive for becoming an awakened, enlightened being; we are already that, because it exists in our consciousness, and consciousness is what we are. Now we have an opportunity to practice mastering our physical experience as a spiritual self.



things to remember during transformational periods

It IS Possible
Live in possibilities by:  being in the present, the now moment;  asking yourself questions that expand your point of view;  not censoring your dreams, hopes and wishes;  seeing how you have grown and embracing the spaciousness attained while letting go of what needs to be released.

Definitely Maybe
Consciousness is constantly remembering Itself  – consider truth as a sliding scale.   What appears as true today, may appear differently tomorrow without invalidating yesterday’s truth.

See Your Tailor
Take good care of yourself with periodic Earthsuit maintenance  - check and repair for maximum play-ability. You are issued this one Earthsuit – make it last.

Take to the Sky
When in doubt ask yourself … “What is the highest viewpoint I can take regarding this situation?” The highest view will support your spiritual growth, your sense of freedom, as well as infinite possibilities AND it will be inclusive.

Know What?
Know that you know, nothing is hidden from you (adjust your focus).  Your spiritual odyssey is a journey of awareness… not interpretation. Knowing that you know… accepting that you may not know what it is that you know…is what creates your experience and the journey that you are on.  Once you remember all that you know, there will be no need for this journey.

Catch the Big Wave
Notice when the planet gets a heavenly B12 shot. It feels like an electrical energy surge that may go on for hours, sometimes days. Look for that energy and ride the wave. You will accomplish more and connect effortlessly with higher and finer frequencies.

Choose to Choose
No matter what is happening in your life, exercise your divine right to choose (free will).  You always have a choice as to how you feel, how you think and what stance you take. No matter how hopeless or helpless things may appear – even if things appear to be out of control – nothing can control where you choose to focus your love, your thoughts and your viewpoint.


There are times during the transformational process when it may feel as if we have ‘no choice’ in  certain situations, especially if we want to be true to ourselves and stay in integrity.  Yet we always have the option to choose how we feel about our choices. That’s not to say that all of the choices we make are of our liking, or even comfortable … sometimes they are not. As transformational beings, however, the choices themselves are not primary. What is paramount is our ability to find the thread of congruency woven though the challenge of each difficult choice. That thread can be described as right action.

We can identify right action by the awareness that such an action will bring us inner peace and a sense of being congruent with our truth. Many times, right action can feel uncomfortable, like something we (our ego-selves) do not want to do, face or confront. At the same time a greater part of us already feels or senses the peace in such action before we have acted.

Right action is not contingent on our emotional reactions. It is recognized by the sense of harmony felt in the connection and intercommunication of heart, mind, body and spirit, and this is what determines the level of our integrity and harmony. When these facets of self are incorporated in choice-making, we are able to maintain our inner wholeness which, in turn, determines our capacity to be at peace with the world and with ourselves. If the world we inhabit is in turmoil, often the most powerful (and sometimes the only benevolent) thing we can do is to choose toward our greater integrity.

We may experience our nobility as humans through right action, as it supports wholeness in ourselves and offers others the opportunity to do the same.

THE PARADOX OF TRANSFORMATION: It’s not JUST about me – It’s ALL about me

Spiritual transformation is tricky. Is there such a thing as transforming Grace-fully? Well, maybe. I’ve been thinking it goes something like this. First, I have to remember to commit myself to participating consciously in the process of spiritual transformation. You know, ‘show up’ in my life.

Now, what does that mean? It’s beginning to look like my life is no longer just about me, my, mine. Situations and circumstances are guiding me … no, amend that … shoving me into living a more inclusive existence. Wow, that sounds (and feels) a little awkward, but I can muddle through it. I figure I don’t have to include things, situations or people who are tremendously disruptive (at least not at the beginning) or those who truly are enjoying their state of unconsciousness and behaving accordingly.

But here I am, at an impasse, not really knowing how to find a comfortable way to look at life and my place in it. How do I live inclusively AND still be true to myself? Anyone else having a problem with the disparity between ‘global-awareness-living’ and individual expression of one’s here-and-now?

Pause for a little contemplation.

Time passes with deep, profound pondering occurring. The result of said pondering?  It really IS all about me. The convoluted, weird, wonderful-ness of creation is that everything happening in my life is happening in and through my awareness. There is no ‘out there’ or ‘others’ doing or being anything to me. My life is all about my ability to perceive, intend and envision the world I want to live in.

I feel duly chagrined when I remember how simply Gandhi stated this: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” That is the secret to Grace-filled spiritual transformation. It is only a secret because it is so simple most of us figure it can’t work. You know, it’s the ‘What difference will my little change in behavior make to the world, to Congress or the conflict in the Middle East, etc.’ question.

Well, perhaps it won’t make any difference, directly that is. BUT, it will change me, and I don’t  believe it will take long, either. Simply by living the change I’d like to see in my world, my behavior will change; next my thinking process will change; then my consciousness will change; and, finally, I will be changed – transformed – from a person who viewed life from: what is good for me, what is mine, and what about my feelings – into one who does actually live in a world of hope, miracles and possibilities.

The Hope:  It is beginning to be fun living in this here-and -now. I can make a difference, even if that difference is only me operating from an expanded viewpoint, doing my thing for a small corner of the planet, unconditionally offering what is mine to offer – time, ideas, love, money, space.

The Miracles:  If I can do this, anyone can. Isn’t it written somewhere that ten good people could save a city? Do the math … it’s miracle-generating stuff.

The Possibilities: Endless .

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Smooth Transitions – Building Sacred Space

There is an increasing necessity to stay present in the moment and to filter out stimulation that interferes with spiritual balance.  Are you noticing the escalation of energy pouring into the planet and/or the feeling of tension coupled with impatience?

Each of us has an individual unified field.  Think of it as our spiritual presence, emanating from our spiritual core.  We all have it and carry it with us always.  Sacred Space Technique builds in that field. This simple practice evolved from  morning meditations and short 1-2 minute meditations during the day.  I noticed that if I dedicated a few minutes every day to developing an awareness of my personal unified field (which I call sacred space) the day would flow with less tension and definitely less mind-chatter.


What is it?

An energetic area around each individual that can be amplified -  becoming a personal energetic sanctuary.

What does it do?

It maintains a constant high frequency vibration, which is influenced by intention. It is not a DEFENSE – it is not for keeping anything out or separating you from others or your life experiences.  It is a vibratory field which will attract energy of like or higher frequency.   It will not be appealing to a lower frequency, which would have to raise its energy level in order to enter your sacred space. This space is both a comfort zone and a re-charging zone.   Inclusiveness and neutrality give sacred space its power.  Inclusiveness  because it moves towards wholeness, as does all of creation.  It does this through neutrality; not creating opposition but rather creating an energy of simply ‘being’.

How to build it:

If you meditate, begin in your meditative state.  If you do not meditate, sit comfortably and gather your thoughts into a single focus before beginning this exercise.  For example, you could concentrate on your breathing,  a pattern in the carpet or the hum of a ceiling fan to help you focus.

  1. Determine size and shape of your sacred space [circle – tube- oval-etc.] I use a tube of about two and a half feet wide, and extend it below my feet and above my head for about three feet.  It’s good to start with a small area and expand later, as you will be ‘filling’ it with your intentional energy.  Keeping it small and energetically concentrated is more effective than a larger space with defused energy.
  2. Set your intention for this space.  Remember it is not about ‘protection’. It is committed space, that you are dedicating to your spiritual upliftment as you participate in your material life.  Place your focused intention on anything you feel will support your integrity, compassion and spiritual purpose. For example, you could set the intention that this space will nourish and support you throughout your day – that it will provide you with an energetic environment where your heart will stay open and receptive to the divine flows of the universe.
  3. Visualize, imagine or silently narrate the energy into your sacred space.  I like to visualize the energy filling my space by first connecting to my I AM PRESENCE, seeing my energetic intention flow from high above my head, into the heart and then out from my heart into the tube of my sacred space. I hold that vision until there is a discernible energetic pressure all around me  - at that point, I offer gratitude for the opportunity to create – and it’s complete.   At first, you may not be able to discern the level of intensity of your  space, but in time, you  will feel or sense when you are finished. You do not have to connect with anything/anyone to build your space.  You can just connect your heart with your intention and fill the space.  If you are confident  of your ability to create through the heart, simply command the space be filled with the heart’s intention– and so be it.
  4. As your day progresses, refresh your space.   Every time you ‘add’ to your sacred space, reconnect with your intention and release that energy into your space. Once you are used to doing this, it will only take seconds or a minute or two to strengthen and fill your space.  By periodical revitalization, you are creating a spiritual habit –  a neuro-short cut that will activate and perpetuate  itself with very little maintenance.

There are countless thoughts, fears, temptations and aberrant energetic patterns floating in the ether.   Everyday we field these energies as they pass by/through our awareness, and everyday, many of those patterns lodge in our consciousness, cluttering our mind and siphoning off life force energy. The Sacred Space Technique lessens the influx and influence of such energies.  Using this exercise daily helps to connect  us with inner resources and inspiration, which are often lost to mindless mind-chatter.   Maintaining sacred space develops confidence in our spiritual presence, making it easier to transform our lives and shift gracefully with the planet.

2012: Hopes, Wishes, Dreams Fulfilled Through The Congruency of Love

Each past New Year carried a familiar sense of expected freshness and change – with a resolution or two thrown in for tradition’s sake. 2012 has a feeling all Its own. It feels strong and demanding. Resolutions and traditions don’t seem to fit in this New Year. I thought it might be fun to talk to the New Year – as if it were a kind of presence already completed and hanging around with its newness just waiting to be called  into expression.

When I sat in silence this morning, I asked if  I could talk to It. It whispered to me, “I am not a year for sissies or the faint of heart. I am the year of expansion, discovery and miracles; I bring the opportunity to recover the lost memory of who you are; I am the year in which you will be offered true inner power.” At this point It was no longer a whisper but a strong, confident voice. “I am like a wind that creates a swirling vortex to carry you upward, spiraling ever higher, if you will let me.”

I couldn’t help but think this sounds good, but a bit scary. The New Year continued, “All you need do is not resist the blasts of cold, the gusts of force and the hot dry droning air that comes before the wild fires rage.”

”Wow” I thought, “This doesn’t bode well.” Then instantly I felt a warm comforting feeling start at my feet and undulate up far beyond the top of my head. Maybe I did react too quickly to this new 2012 energy. Feeling more confident I asked, “Okay, tell me something useful, please.” I sat quietly and listened…nothing…not a sound …not a twitch of movement. It seemed like a long time before I heard something… then, a whisper… ”The Congruency of Love”…. followed by a deep silence  – almost void-like in its quality.

So this is the something useful that 2012 has to offer, hum.  After some thought, I actually began to get what an awesome gift this is. I had experienced this in December when my Mom died. We were/are very close. She was a dynamic woman, revered and respected on the Cape for her love and dedication both as a teacher and as an individual.  When she died, people expected my heart would be heavy, that I would feel her death as a loss. But I did not. I do feel an energetic difference where her energy used to be on the planet…it is different – cooler - with her warmth not present…yet our love for each other feels the same.. There is an honesty in my love for her and her love for me, which made her death congruent…or seamless in a way. There is no ‘left over’ anything, no guilt, no wishing I had or hadn’t done …. there is nothing but love.

What would congruence look like without the experience of loss I wondered? How would I have known it? I think it would have unfolded as I began to recognize that love is a state of being…not an emotion. That condition of being the love that we are allows us to be powerful yet not damaging. Have you noticed that when you say something that is coming from your heart (connected to the love that you are) most people do not take offence, even if it isn’t what they want to hear?  In fact, I’ve found people actually “hear” you. That is they hear what is beyond the words; they hear the heart’s intention. When I speak only from my mind or the emotional moment, I notice how easily I can be misunderstood.

As I considered what the Presence of the New Year had said, especially the part about miracles and true inner power, “The Congruency of Love” began to take on a greater significance. How can I even recognize a ‘miracle’ if I don’t engage my heart? The mind can only know what it knows, it does not have the capacity to search for or identify truly ‘new’ possibilities. Newness, inspiration, the unknown, these are the heart’s domain. To experience these possibilities the heart and mind must “talk “to each other and come to a place where both communicate and recognize the value and purpose of the other. Seamless creation is “The Congruence of Love” whether it is an invention, a discovery , a partnership, a creation or our own union with our  Divine Self.

As this first month of 2012 melts away I feel as though the Presence of the New Year has given me not just a thought or idea, but a tool to help me catch that vortex and spiral higher – not interrupting the journey, but surrendering into a rebirth of recognition and a homecoming back to the only Identity I (or any of us) have.

My  New Year wish for you, for everyone on Planet Earth is that we live in congruence with our love and perhaps wave to each other as we enjoy the spiral-ride upward.

Welcome to 2012

As you start the new year, why not visit the SRi home page and subscribe to a  monthly Thought Food. Thought food is just that, food for thought, a short ‘snack’ to chew on and extract the juices of your own spiritual wisdom.  This month’s nibble is a double helping of two thoughts to kick off 2012:

  • We are all mirrors for each other. If I want to change the reflection I see in my mirror, I’m the one who needs to change.
  •  Wakefulness is not  an impossibility; it is not Masterhood. It is the awareness that we are meant to master ourselves through uniting with  the God of our heart’s understanding. It is accomplished when we choose that union in the little things of our lives.

A Dream of a New Year

I climbed into bed, feeling the heavy comforter wrapping me up in safekeeping like bubble wrap, while Rupert and Alexander burrowed their furry feline bodies under the covers to warm my feet. Hummmmm … felt so good and cozy. My husband Sam was already in quiet rhythmic breathing as I put head to pillow that cold January evening.

I fell asleep thinking of Scrooge and how the visits from Christmases past, present and future changed his present as well as his future. It was a dream he had … wasn’t it? Scrooge didn’t have to live the future or relive the past; he only needed to be awakened by the dream of what was to come if the present didn’t change. There is something about the arrival of a new year that brings thoughts and dreams of prosperity and abundance with it. Perhaps it is the result of all the holiday spending and knowing the credit card payments will soon be due. I dreamt how much easier my life, my family’s and my friends’ lives would be if I could just win the lottery. Imagine having millions of dollars to fulfill hopes, to pay off debts and start new projects that could help and support others. It all dreams as a fabulous dream.

So how come I find myself lucid dreaming, thinking that something is missing from this dream? With all the bills paid, new businesses started, house paid for, money in the bank to pay for whatever is wanted or needed, what could be missing? Nothing at first glance, at least nothing that I could think of, especially since it could all be shared with people I love, and even with people I hadn’t met yet but knew I would love.

A moment’s lucid contemplation revealed that the dissatisfaction was coming from a feeling of finiteness, even though I am dreaming this and there is an abundance of money. A Buddhist quote sprung to mind: “Now that my house has been burned down, I have an unobstructed view of the moon.” Where did that come from and why? WOW … I suddenly realized that I didn’t want more … more stuff, more money, more worldly security. I actually wanted less. And oddly, at the same time, I wanted ALL. Winning the lottery would make me comfortable and, in a huge way liberated, but it wouldn’t make me limitless, and that is what I would wish for myself and others this 2011 … to live infinity.

I had read how the Samoans taught their children to go back to sleep and re-dream their dream as they’d like it to be, if they’d had a scary one. Being lucid in my dream, I decided to do just that. Turning on my side, shifting Rupert’s soft furry body slightly out of the way, I took a deep breath and decided to re-dream my dream of the lottery.

What would an infinity dream look like? Actually, I could ‘feel’ it, more than see it. It ‘felt’ like unquestionable knowing … knowing that whatever I might ask the divine within me, whatever good and needful thing it might be, would be given. Somewhere within me my heart began to remember that there is a divine law of inheritance that says something like: By right of being the creation of a Divine Creator – made up of Divine substance – you, too, have all that the Creator has ……. because you and your Creator are One.

I love this! In this infinity dream, I am limitless being, allowing the infinite to form itself according to my need: to multiply itself if that is needed, to decrease itself if that is what is required, or to create anew, should newness be the object of my heart. This dream is too good to be true or to even be a dream. What’s the catch?

Like one of Scrooge’s visiting ghosts, a voice in the dream spoke: ‘Trust – know that when you ask, you receive, even before you have finished asking. Remember the wisdom of your heart – AND FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE.’ These last four words felt like a strong wind blowing through the room, shaking the bed and making the kitties, who were asleep beside me, leap onto the floor with a thud. Oddly though, they did not run out of the room. The kitties and I (Sam slept on, undisturbed) sat still and strained to hear more …and, softly, more did come: ‘Remember only what you want to bring forth and forget that which you do not want in your life. There is no other creator but the one that IS your heart.’

Truly, I wish I could say that I jumped out of bed and began materializing my every need, laughingly. But alas, I could not … or maybe, in keeping with my new awareness, I should say I did not.

This was a dream, an infinity dream … wasn’t it? I know I am different for it. My viewpoint has shifted from winning the lottery to remembering my identity. Some part of me recognizes that when I can fully accept the Self of me, I will have won the lottery – I will have won my freedom and I will live in infinity.

To quote Dickens: “God Bless you one and all.”