Authentic Voice and Inner Calm

 

Recently I have had several people comment that I am very calm, which often surprises me. My internal landscape has volcanic eruptions of emotions, etheric pendulums of cosmic unfolding, and a mental dialogue at the speed of a hummingbirds wing. Yet I accept these comments, as a reflection of a personal dedication to balance. Through the authenticity of acknowledging what I need in each moment to find a balanced self, balance can resonate like calmness.

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No matter how old we are in physical body, we have aspects of ourselves that will forever be as pure and innocent as a young child. In the capacity of acknowledging that this aspect of self exists, we are offered the choice to honor the words, action and movement that can be practiced to bring about personal authenticity, calm and empowerment. Our words, beliefs and faith in the outside world often mirror the words that we use with ourselves.

I have the good fortune to work with a few hundred children, sharing in the gifts of Yoga. Children are receptive on so many levels. Their ‘intuition’ and heightened sensitivities, their sixth sense, is finely tuned to discerning the nonverbal cues adults send around them each and every day. If we seek to empower them to feel safe, confident and supported, one of the ways to do so, is to attune our inner voice with our outwards voices and actions. Before I teach and share yoga with the children, the future generations who will be caretakers of our planet, I empower myself to seek personal balance. In my personal practice I feed myself honesty. The words, the feelings, the movements and breathing that my being is calling out for, in its search for balance. On days where I am sleepy, vulnerable or discouraged, I empower myself to be honest on an internal level with these feelings. If we are feeding ourselves with gentle, loving kindness such as ‘I know you are doing the best that you are able to at this time. Thank you, I am proud of you.’ Instead of a negative or hurtful thought pattern, other people we encounter, particularly children, will hear gentleness and loving kindness in the words that we use with them. Authentic internal voice may sometimes say ‘I expected better from you today,’ But it can also say, ‘I forgive you and know that you can do better. I love and respect you in the ways that you are growing, changing and learning every day. In this inner dialogue, we begin to see changes in our outward lives.

Many parents have told me they wished they could feel a greater sense of calm when with their children. I offer them this gentle encouragement. ‘Instead of seeking to appear calm, give oneself permission to acknowledge what the self is truly seeking to feel Balanced, the calm follows honoring ones authentic self.’

If we are willing to be forgiving and kind internally, the world around us shifts and reflects this seeking for personal balance. Peoples actions, choices and impact then gather the momentum for us to recognize ways that we can be encouraging, forgiving and supportive of others. Children especially will feel a devotion to balance and kindness radiate off of us.

One of the prayers I use out loud or internally when seeking to acknowledge my authentic voice and self is:

“Dear God/dess, Creator and Light source of this magnificent earth, please help me to receive the gifts of self knowledge that allow for accurate identification of the thoughts, words, movement and color I need at this time to reconnect with a Balanced sense of Self. Please send the light resonance of the Archangel Micheal and Shiva to cut through all lower vibrations of self doubt or negativity I have been feeding myself. Please send the compassion, beauty and grace of Quan Yin and the Archangel Jophiel to assist me in seeing the beauty I have to share on an authentic level with all those I influence and encounter. Thank you beautiful earth for cradling my footsteps, as I stand in stillness or walk in new directions that honor my Soul Path. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

What are the words we can each feed ourselves in this moment to afford an opportunity for balance or self healing? Placing our hands over our heart centers we can take a series of deep breathes and ask our intuitive selves, ‘What do I need at this time?’ Whatever the answer, we are then given the choice to listen and honor the intuitive, innocent self that answers.

May we choose Compassion and Grace.

With light and respect for the ways we are each seeking balance at this time,

Kamia

*Author of ‘Soul Evolution’ Kamia Shepherd offers Divine Love and heart based prayers, practise and anecdotes.

*For other related blogpost and tools for parenting or honouring the inner child visit:

What about the 6th Sense?

or

Celebrating Highly Sensitive Children

*To request a personal reading  to gather self awareness on relationships, soul path, or present lessons effected by past lives, visit the Certified Angel Card Reader (R) page

The Long Road Home

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If you have been blessed with a heightened sensitivity to energy on the planet during your present incarnation, it is probable that at certain times in your life, you have experienced excessive exhaustion.  The kind that has you pulling over on the side of the road for a necessary or immediate nap, or turning off your phone and nesting into a cocoon in the quiet cave of a room or beloved armchair.

These tendencies and yearnings are a healthy and helpful manifestation of feeling ‘overwhelmed’ by energies circulating through one’s auric field, and the physical manifestation of exhaustion is like a flashing light warning that your bodies; emotional, spiritual, mental and physical, are waiting for an important opportunity to process the swirling energy and integrate the light from your higher self into a more balanced place with your present reality.

This present cycle is like an amplifier for all energy.  Whether one is bombarded by universal, internal, or immediate external energies, all are intensified like a stereo system set on full volume surround sound.  In some circumstances, such as the unique opportunity your Angels and guides and guardians are experiencing for a clear, louder pathway to your subconscious, this is an exciting and invigoration time for important inspiration and life changes. If time is not set aside for the integration of this heightened self awareness, however, physical symptoms can manifest to literally put a halt to all other activity until the body and spirit mind can reach a level understanding of one another.

Naps, journaling, and alone time are especially important for clarity.  Unless we give ourselves the gift of solitary processing, it can become difficult to navigate through the energy that is our own, and differentiate between that which is effecting us form outside sources.  Our energy bodies are vast.  Like beautiful mountains or oceans unto themselves, and yet, wandering through existence in the present incarnation as humans, we often forget to create space to ‘unfurl our wings’.  Whether we consciously find time and space to expand and clear through our energies, the energy body itself attempts to stretch of its own accord, and in so doing, can occasionally sweep up some of the karmic and psychic debris that is being shed by the world at large at this time. A healthy and affordable way to bring about clarity is to indulge in an epsom salt bath.  Half a cup of epsom salts leaves your aura sparkling and recharged.  Another tool is to visit a beloved lake, river, or mountain and find a small pebble that you are drawn to.  Ask the mountain, stream or river Angels to lend you the stone, and carry it is your pocket through out the day.  Find time to hold it in both hands and feel the grounding presence of your borrowed piece of earth radiating calm into your being.  When you feel it is the right time, return the stone to where you borrowed it from.

It is more important than ever to approach ourselves, and the world at large with Kindness.  Be kind to yourself and others when they seem more exhausted than would be convenient.  Be kind in forgiving the moments in which fiery or explosive energy bubbled up in yourself and others and allow it to leave as quickly as it surfaced, filling the space it left behind with love.  Love for a planet that is evolving, sometimes painfully.  Love for the Self as it navigates the intricacies of the physical plane, perhaps yearning more than ever for realization of its own brilliant light and communion with the Divine.  Give yourself, and those around you a pat on the back and perhaps a mug of tea.  Remember to say, “It’s okay to slow down, sometimes stillness is a gift, and we are all growing. Today I am still perfectly me, and you are perfectly you, and through the challenges of this life, your Angels want you to know one thing, more than anything else: You are loved.”

with kindness,

Kamia

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Kaleidoscope of Light

The world is changing, as she always does.  The energy shifting at the present time is so powerful that even those people who are new to exploring or recognizing a dialogue of energetic realities are seeking out their own unique ways of spiritual expression.

When I ‘look’ at the earth at this time I see tides of light and color moving across and around her, a giant swirl of energy, breaking through the solidified patterns of the past and creating space for greater growth and expansion.  Obviously, this clearing creates opportunities for fear based energies to expand as well, but with focused intentions for a higher vibration and love based future by each of us on an individual level, we have the power to transform and decide the direction each of our countries, governments and our shared planet.

This is the ultimate time to embrace the flow of light and transformation sweeping past each of our individual lives.  As flooding moved across different areas of the planet, and in a similar fashion as a flood of people took to the streets to protest different political agendas or social injustices, we become linked to this tide of light.  Bringing a daily prayer into our routines that honors this impetus for change, and refocuses our intention for our highest good as well as that of the planet is like adding another star to the sky.  We all are extremely receptive to igniting our own spark when those around us are doing the same.

The following is a prayer, that can be said to whatever higher power/source you are most inspired by at this time:

“I invoke the love and light of my highest consciousness, with the aid and assistance of Godd/dess, my guardian Angels and the Archangel Jophiel who sees the beauty in all living beings, to align my true self with its Soul Path, so that I may be an advocate of healing, peace and change for the most benevolent outcome on the planet at this time.  I ask for assistance and love to be shared with those individuals that are struggling most, so that their own sense of self worth and worthiness is filled with divine compassion.  May love and protection from lower energies be with me, and those that I care about, as well as those that I struggle with the most, every step of the day.”

In praying for those that we do not agree with, we open up a pathway of light to their higher selves, and their highest chakras.  In so doing, we are paving the way for change.  Although praying for those that are wrecking havoc on the planet can be very challenging, it is also one way that the fear and anger we carry is absolutely removed from our own auric fields, allowing us to shine brighter and inspire further transformation.

Claim a moment throughout your day, and create a sacred space for these prayers, noticing the immediate changes to your emotional, mental, spiritual and ultimately, physical body, after saying them. If you find yourself suddenly wanting to change clothing to brighter colors or cleanse a piece to jewry you have been wearing regularly in salt water, this is a normal manifestation of your physical reality wanting to to ‘catch up’ so to speak with the changes that have occurred in your auric field.

To maintain this sense of relief and wellness, consider adding a piece of silk to your wardrobe for the day.  Silk helps to wipe clean the energy it interacts with, and a light scarf can either be worn or simply kept in a bag to run ones hands over to ‘clear’ energy throughout the day.  If you are experiencing an overwhelming amount of mental confusion, consider wearing the silk scarf on your head for an hour at home.

Remember that praying for the planet, the collective unconscious, those we love, and ourselves as individuals, does make a difference.  I assure you that a prayer is like a beacon of light, shooting upwards and outwards in the etheric plane, and whether from a stranger or someone we know, the light when it touches us all, is ‘felt’ and deeply appreciated.

With light,

Kamia

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Innocence and Relationship

Many times in life, the ego asserts itself with punishing words and self blame that is unfair, and unfounded. It is important to develop an internal dialogue that brings the ego back into balance, and fosters an inner warrior-ship that defends the innocence we all carry.  Innocence, as I recently communicated to a client, is not the same as naivete.

Innocence is the ability to see the absolute light and love within the self, another, or a situation, and our faith that anything can be tranformed.  It is with Innocence that we often leap forward to tell someone or share with someone in relationship(can be friendship) all of the potential and gifts we believe they carry.  It is with Innocence that we find the courage to have faith in ourselves, to attempt a new class, new career, move, or trip.  When we watch a child discover the magic of the world, to talk to the animals and unseen fairies as friends, to speak of the dreams they have, we are reminded of the innate Innocence that they carry and we ourselves carry.

Foster this beautiful attribute within yourself.  Make a list of the dreams you have that are based on this purity of heart, and repeat, as many times as it take, “I deserve to trust and believe in my worthiness to foster this beautiful vision within my self”.

I often see those around me, stepping forward to act in honour of their own belief in others light, particularly in relationship.  Sometimes this light is not as consciously honoured in the partner or individual they want to beam themselves at.  This does not mean that they were wrong in believing the other was deserving of this light, recognition, or faith.  Sometimes it means that the other is not as aware of their own light, and are not capable at this time of reflecting it back to you.  You have given them a gift in sharing yourself and your faith in this way.  Foster this gift by allowing them to continue on their path, in hopes that they may find the means of honouring themselves in a similar way one day.  Foster your inner innocence by moving forward in search of relationships that are as equally nourishing of the self, as you are willing to be of another.

We are all born Innocent, sometimes circumstance and experience dampens this brilliant light within, but no matter what, it is still within you.  The angels reach around you in a gentle hug, to foster and reignite the spark.  See the world  this way for a day, see the light within all others, and remember, you are shining, every moment of every day, the angels acknowledge this, it is time to acknowledge it yourself.

with Love

Kamia

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Prayer for a Brighter Future

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I pray to the creator, god and goddess, the angels, spirit guides and higher selves of the collective unconscious, that the people and government of Canada come together to form a more unified belief and mandate of environmental preservation, human rights including First Nations, and kindness to one another.

I pray for respect, fair dealings and allocations of funds to begin to constructively address the many injustices and damages that have been thrust on First Nations peoples.

I pray that we all come together energetically to make choices that honor the future of a healed planet and choose innovative energy sources, supporting our populace with newly created jobs that allow us to believe in the universal rightness and good of our actions and tasks.

I pray and join others in their prayers for the celebration of our natural resources and the desire to honor nature, instead of destroying her.  I pray that peoples of Canada and the World feel loved and supported by the earth and one another so that they may choose daily, to support the earth and each other.

I ask for the help of the christ consciousness in spreading this prayer, and that if you are reading it, you take a moment to acknowledge the beautiful light in your neighbors, your community members, and your fellow countrymen and women regardless of their race, gender or income.

When we acknowledge and speak to the soul purpose in others, we begin to connect and benefit the whole instead of the individual.

Thank You.

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