Sunday, December 13, 2015

Transcending a Daunting World

From Annie Kagan, Author of 
How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death

Transcending a Daunting World

People spend lots of time on things that make them unhappy. 
To cultivate joy, pay attention to what you like.

So, with all the disturbance happening on Earth, I made a list of things Billy says can soothe the soul.

The light, colors, scents and sounds of the natural world bring pleasure to and heal the senses. Walking in the forest, planting a garden, or simply feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, help you tune to the miracle of creation.

Many spiritual paths promote the concept of gratitude. Saying "thank you" may be simpler than trying to feel grateful. Saying thank you to all the things that please you, silently or out loud, helps you notice the grace in your life. Thank you is an easy step down the road toward gratitude.

Take time every day to admire something of beauty. Beauty is evocative; it awakens something deep inside and transcends the noise and static of the world. Beauty reminds you of the awe at the heart of life itself.

Singing, dancing and listening to music connects you to the special pleasure of being alive. Have favourite songs on standby to enhance your mood or change it. Some music could be bright and upbeat, some slow and melancholy, some designed for healing. Melody and rhythm turn the ordinary into the magical.

A change in perspective is powerful. According to Quantum physics, the way you see things can actually change them. If something upsets or frightens you, look for what you like about it. When it comes to people, focus on their deep voice, their sparkling eyes, their quick smile, their unique wit. When someone senses positivity coming their way, they may respond in kind.

Joy comes from doing what we love simply for the pleasure of it. Keep a journal, learn to surf, sing in a choir, bake bread, plant a garden, feed the birds. Everything you do doesn't have to lead to an outcome. The doing can be its own reward.
                                                                                                             © 2015 annie kagan 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cosmic Action!
UTC Time Zone

Today there is some serious action in the heavily bodies that is going to support us tremendously in clearing old patterns, illusions, and delusions, especially those which we are not conscious of, but that continue to create a limited experience for us.This cosmic action impacts us far more than any of us realize. We are, after all, One with All there is.

We are being set up for a  complete New Beginning, in any area of our lives, if that is what is called for!  If anyone has been running a bit slow, or completely freezing up, this is perfect time to hit the restart button.  We have a Full Solar Eclipse, Spring Equinox, and a Supermoon (in new moon phase so even though it won't be physically visible, we will have greater access to subconscious/unconscious material). Receive this opportunity for yourself by spending some added time in prayer and meditation, and tune in to see if there is any ritual or ceremony you can do to intentionally usher out the old and welcome the New/Now happening from the Vision of Y/Our Heart and Soul.  

The Full Solar Eclipse, which will be visible in Europe, begins at about 1:30am Pacific time, the Supermoon is 2:36am Pacific, and Spring Equinox is 3:45 pm Pacific Time. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Faith and Action

We have been taught to have faith in a power external to ourselves. Yet you are the only one that can bring into your experience that which you desire. Until you have a knowing and deep understanding that YOU are the one that you need to have faith in, you will continue to pray, hope and wait for something else to deliver your dreams.

Monday, June 02, 2014

An audio excerpt from my recent live We Need To Wake Up workshop.
Topics discussed in this segment:

Shift in Humanity
Who Am I?
Everything is Energy
Energy Is Consciousness
We Are 3 "Entities"
Releasing Energy Obstructions/Limiting Beliefs

Friday, October 11, 2013

Money and Spirituality in the New Paradigm

This is a great article from this month's issue of OM Times Magazine. There is a link to the October issue at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!


By Jenny Griffin
So, ‘The Shift’ has come and gone, right? And yet money still exists and the world hasn’t come to an end. So what exactly has happened, and how do we make sense of working with old, existing structures in the new paradigm?

Too often lately I’ve heard people lament that they have to pay for services that they believe should be free – such as spiritual guidance from those who have chosen that as a career.  There’s some huge anger and resistance around the idea of paying when you feel as if your world is falling apart around you, and you ‘just want help, NOW!’ The other side of this equation is that too many people who’ve taken personal and financial risks to provide services and value that just cannot be found elsewhere are uncertain about charging for their work. This is very much tied into old paradigm thinking.

Money is not going to disappear, not in the way that some may have hoped or imagined. The energetic imprint of money, however, is changing constantly so that the old ideas of money as a means to freedom, success or power are being replaced with new understandings. The old structures were based on the distorted Masculine energy that stresses power over, competition and exploitation of those less powerful than yourself. The new energy is rooted in the Feminine, which stresses collaboration, receptivity and abundance for all. These energies were, under the old regime, disdained and made to be seen as weaknesses or failures.

(This is not to suggest that one is preferable to another, just that there are two opposing energies at play. Masculine energy in its right power is the perfect complement to Feminine energy. The distortion that has taken place over millennia has caused us to stray far from the original and beautiful energy behind the Masculine.)

The shift is not only a transition into new physical structures, but also into new thought patterns, new belief systems. So the resistance and anger that arises around the idea of charging for spiritual services comes from the discordance between money as tied to the old structures and money as connected to a divine exchange of energy. Money in and of itself is inert – it has no energetic connection to good, bad or anything in between.

If you remain tied to the understanding of it as something that controls your destiny, or your energy (as in, ‘the bank owns me, my house and everything in it, so I have to work 700 hours a week to make sure I don’t lose my stuff’), you will find that it keeps you tied to the old distorted Masculine (something outside of yourself has authority). If, on the other hand you see money as a way to maintain your own energy flow – it comes in and it supports the creative work you do to provide more value to those you serve, and then it goes out – you are working in a more Feminine energy.

The original intent behind money was to serve as a common understanding of exchange – if I took three sheep to the market, I could be more or less guaranteed the same exchange my neighbour received yesterday. Before money was the medium of exchange, horses, pigs, pebbles, or turnips may have been the currency of choice. So if we return to that concept, the one that existed before the distortion of the Masculine set in, we can see that it is simply a tool in the process of exchange – I have something you’re seeking, you give me something I can use in exchange.

So why is spiritual work so often viewed as something outside of this means of exchange? It may be that it’s often relegated to the ‘last resort’ category, when people are hurting so badly that they see it as their only option, perhaps depleted (energetically or otherwise) by their long journey to where they are. It’s a need for soul guidance, for emotional nurturing, both of which have fallen under the realm of the (weak) Feminine for so long that they have become de-valued. Characteristics that are viewed as inherently Feminine in nature (intuition, creativity, nurturing, healing, compassion, emotions) have been deemed value-less in terms of monetary exchange for so long that people have shifted their views of the world to incorporate that as the truth.

It is also related to old structures connected to those who took vows of poverty in order to follow a path that led to God. Somewhere along the line God/Spirit/Source became disconnected from the pursuit of wealth, which accordingly, was seen as the ‘opposite’ path. In the case of religious orders whose members gave up their livelihoods to serve, they were taken care of in every other way – food, shelter, medical care, education. In the case of modern spiritual practitioners, that is not the case. It is not possible to divorce the ideas of money and spirit unless you are willing to be destitute or live off the charity of others forever.

The Shift we’ve all been waiting for, in terms of monetary system changes, lies within each of us. If someone has something that you seek out, something you value, then you must be willing to offer an exchange for that. If the person is willing to exchange something other than money, that’s between you and them, but be upfront about it and be very clear before you begin.

If you’re not willing to offer an exchange, examine your motives – are you looking for a quick fix but not really prepared to do the work you need to do to heal? Do you want someone else to do the hard work for you (i.e. does being a victim serve you in some way)? Do you not believe you are worth making a commitment to (financially or otherwise), to advance your own life in some way? Would you, for instance, walk into a restaurant and expect food for free, knowing that their business runs on the production and delivery of food?

Many healers and spiritual people have been through the depths of their darkness to get to where they are today, which makes them embodied experts in their fields. You have sought them out for the unique gifts and value that they provide, and in order to honour that gift, an exchange is required. If they were to continue giving until they were depleted, they would not be available for you or others who come seeking their guidance. If you were to receive their assistance for nothing, the energetic value you assign to that help is also nothing. With that in your energetic memory banks, you proceed into the exchange with less impetus to honour and respect what you are receiving than if you had paid for it.

If you stand firmly in the knowledge that your life is priceless, you will understand that to make whatever exchange is necessary to protect and nurture that life is a gift to you. Recognize also that the person whose guidance you seek holds their life in the same esteem, knowing that their gift is to be honoured and valued as they deserve for their own protection and nurturing.

 You can find Jenny at: The Power of Change

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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Dance of Life

Below is a recent posting by Jennifer McLean, host of "Healing With The Masters". It speaks very well about what many of us are experiencing these days in our relationships, and what those relationships are showing us about ourselves. Remember, if someone is triggering us, it is ONLY about us. It has nothing to do with the other person. They are only our messenger so we can identify emotional wounding and beliefs that are driving our life experience. I have said many times that, with the new energies on the planet, these buried emotions will no longer be ignored. We came here this time to "finally" deal with them and transmute and transcend them. Resistance to doing so will cause them to continually re-surface, with increasing intensity, begging for our attention. This is not to be feared, but celebrated! Recognizing and dealing with our "triggers" is the only route to true freedom. So, let's get on with it!

Until next time,

"I want to remind you of something very powerful today...

Each of us is a perfect piece of thread in this Divine tapestry of life, expressing the Divine part of us. This means that, yes, even the "adversaries" or "attackers" in our lives are a perfect piece of thread in this Divine tapestry of life, too.

There is always a beautiful expansion through whatever is happening with these individuals. There is a perfect, divine frequency for all.

Even though it may be dim or hidden, take a moment to focus your intention and attention on noticing the light of your adversaries and appreciate and acknowledge their individual expressions of the Divine.

As you observe their light from your powerful, Divine stance of knowing, allowing, compassion and acceptance, you share your light with them, understanding from your soul place that they are doing the best they can - even if it doesn't appear so. The more you observe their light, the more it expands, as does yours.

You see, the dance of life uses dissonance to move us back into the place of love. Dissonance creates within us new ideas, actions, decisions. Allowing dissonance stirs up within it the uncomfortable emotions and lower vibrating energies that are ready to be transmuted and transmogrified. It shows up, we are triggered, and, when we allow and embrace, we get to the other side of love and freedom then back to the sacred place of knowing, compassion, and acceptance on a higher level.

When we acknowledge occurrences with appreciation, essences of freedom and peace await us.

So, allow what's happening to be fully experienced. Even things that appear uncomfortable - or not fun - are all part of the tapestry and threads of you...

All events are light showing up in various forms and frequencies. No one is misbehaving, nor betraying, nothing is broken and there's no such thing as "obstacle" or "stuck." Those are only coping expressions. There's really only light as life unfolding.

Allow all of it to be as is. Look for and observe the light. It's all good."

With Blessings & Gratitude,

Jennifer McLean
CEO McLean MasterWorks
Host, Healing With The Masters
Author, Healer, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Celebrate What's Right With the World!

This is a great video forwarded by a Group Coaching client. Well worth the 22 minutes. It's a message we have been waiting to hear.  Enjoy, integrate, and celebrate!

Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. Twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe has earned him the reputation as a world-class photojournalist. As a motion picture director, two of Dewitt’s films were nominated for Academy Awards. Visit his website at