Living Ecstatically


This quote is attributed to Buddha

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

I like it. As I traverse this world of spiritual rediscovery, with the amount information and opinion around, this feels right. I have had people say things to me that rock me to my core. I have had the same people say things to me and I completely reject it. It just doesn’t ring true for me. Intuition is very strong it will direct you to your truth.

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Looking for Participants

I am finally writing a book and I want it to be meaningful for me, for others and for those who choose to participate.

Louise Hay said something to the effect of “As I heal others I am healed.” This is the premise behind my 3 current projects.

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Emptuition = Empathy & Intuition

DSCN1970Empathy and Intuition are not just how I see, experience and interact with the world. They are how God, the most High, the Divine, speaks to me and through me. It is the depths of my being, not this flesh, but the spirit that resides within. They can be the truest form of ecstatic living or painful and sharp, scarring. But I need to be me. I am accepting this. It is a journey. Continue reading “Emptuition = Empathy & Intuition”

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Friends vs Acquaintances

In previous posts I mentioned losing “friends” as I am transitioning, moving, changing. Things cannot stay the same. The lesson in all this is that I need to trust myself, trust my intuition and trust my feelings.

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Asking for Help

Let me start by saying, ask for help. If you’re lost, hurting, depressed, sad, angry, full of rage, whatever, ask for help. It’s something I’m learning I need to do more often.

If you’ve read my other posts then you’ll know that I am coming out of a pretty bumpy road in life and not in the greatest situation at the moment. At one point my spending got out of control and I was not keeping an eye on what was getting paid and what wasn’t. As such, I ended up in a very bad place. Landlord was threatening to evict and my usual hustle was not working.

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Walking through the Forest

My mother mentioned that Jesus never sent the disciples out alone to heal people and she believed if healing was my calling that I would have a travelling companion. Why is this important? Well! I had been told some time last year that my husband was coming. I was told he is not going to be like any of the men I had ever dated. He is educated, spiritual, has a good head on his shoulders but was going to enter my life in an unexpected way and basically make waves. I was of two minds about this situation. If he’s not like my ex’s that’s great because I couldn’t do that again. But the whole making waves and turning my life upside down? Dude! I’m just getting things righted again. That side of it just didn’t sound like anything I wanted. I have since settled into the idea.

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Back on Solid Ground

Now we come to present day and things haven’t simmered down. Au contraire, mon ami. My senses, specifically my hearing and sense of smell have become more sensitive than ever. I have had 2 reiki sessions both of which have provided some prime material. (If you’re not familiar with Reiki have a look. If nothing else it is a great way to relax, focus and tune in to the voice of God speaking to you.) The first time I felt absolutely everything. I felt her presence. I felt shifts in the temperature in the room. I was aware of movement.

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Fervent and Effectual

The Vision: I was on the train on my way to another neighbourhood for something. I was going over what I needed to do while I was on the train. However, when I got to my stop and had walked up to the street level, I had completely forgotten why I was there. I thought, since I was in the neighbourhood, I would go get some apples from this small green grocer in the area.

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Ambivalence to the Journey Part 2

Admittedly, I am the occasional jerk. I can admit it. Sometimes I’m slow to catch things. I can admit that too. It took a while to join up all the dots that were appearing in my life. It was a relief when I finally did. When I went on my career break I told God that I wanted to be shown what I would need to know to live my purpose every day of my life. But, much like non-ethnic peoples’ reaction to Colin Kaepernick, I was left saying “NO, not like that.” I figured it out. It was all part of the plan. This is all part of my calling. Being able to feel, constantly feel is part of my calling. Boy, I feel like the Divine could have just sent me a book on being an empath and a dream telling me that’s what I am because all this other stuff is for the birds.

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The Therapist’s Grief (conclusion)

Process 6: Being heard

My thoughts about how to share this was to do it through the Centre where I am undertaking my course. Possibly discussing it with the woman I have been communicating with about my situation or the gentleman who ran one of our sessions as he seems to be someone with whom I can have an objective conversation. I also thought about sharing it with the weekend group facilitator. In thinking about having the discussions I had further realisations or revelations.

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Ambivalence to the Journey

I really had withdrawn from the world. But what I learned about myself during this difficult time was, first food was life. It wasn’t really but all I did was eat and sleep; the world around me just held way too much stimuli. Second, I am very good at putting people at ease when I’m a mess. Even people who seemed to have an inkling that things weren’t right, my way with words won the day. I’m not bragging and can honestly admit I did myself a great disservice by doing it but again at that point I had not connected any of the dots and had no clue what the heck was going on with me.

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Who’s in your boat?

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

Jonah brought a storm to the mariners because he was being disobedient to God and while they worried and prayed to their own gods, Jonah was asleep. How often do we really take stock of the people in our lives? How often do we actually look at the quality of the relationships we are in?

It’s a difficult thing to do. It’s hard admitting when relationships, including friendships, are more of a hindrance than a help. As Christians. not everyone we call friend will be able to walk our entire journey with us. As a friend said to me, when it comes to people they are there for a reason, a season or a lifetime. We need to be discerning. We need to be honest with ourselves. There are people we look at and think “why?” It is important to pray and ask God about the people in our lives so we don’t try to hold on to someone who’s only supposed to be in our lives for a reason or season.

While the mariners were all trying to figure out what to do about the storm, Jonah was oblivious. Having the wrong people on your team or in your circle can invite all kinds of dramas, situations and storms you needn’t experience. Pray for the people in your life but also pray about them. Allow God to remove those whose reasons have been fulfilled or whose seasons have passed. Amen and be blessed!

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