Clairvoyance and the Astral Body

Many earnest individuals through history have sought to pass along their particular experiences of the Divine. Religions explore different words and concepts for navigating the levels of spiritual being that can be experienced, or perceived. Some faiths speak of the wheel of time, of multiple reincarnations, of Brahman, Buddha, Creator, Great Spirit, God/dess, Heaven, Hell or purgatory, some speak of spirals, timelessness, the beginning and the end.  We are each, at this time of existence, able to choose a spiritual pathway that feels the most loving, heart based, secure or safe for us as individuals.   Please note, that we are all unique in our perceptions, and  act as filters of mass consciousness wisdom.  Each of our individual perceptions will register unique experiences when tuning in.  What I ‘see’ is a gift for my present life, and it is my sincere wish, that my experience is helpful in empowering others in trusting their own unique guidance, similar, different and unique as we all continue to be. 

When we speak of the ‘astral body’ it is most often in an attempt to reference the spiritual light and consciousness tied to our current (and previous) incarnations, that is capable of travelling, or moving through different levels of reality without the body in the physical location visited.  When a person is alive and healthy, their astral body, depending on the vibration they choose when entering their current lifespan, may explore different levels of reality without their conscious mind retaining the travels.  For those who have devoted time and energy to a heightened awareness, or for those whom were simply born with there receptive qualities heightened, their can be a conscious awareness of where the astral self has visited, learned through, or travelled between.  

When a person begins to transition, guides begin to become ‘brighter’ or ‘louder’ alongside them.  Guides can be in the form of angelic resonance, branches of the Divine Source, ascended masters with an affinity for the life walk a person has dedicated themselves to, spirit animals whom carry gifts similar to the growth or lessons the person recently completed or soon will be approaching, ancestors, the fairy kingdom, and other beloved Loved ones whom act as guides to friends, family, and the earth at large. The gifts a person has sought to bring forward, can become more vivid.  The challenges they have ignored or choose to compete before passages will manifest in larger ways. The light clusters around the individual whom is passing.  Offering strength and support for the navigation of sorting through the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual challenges, or shedding of karmic debris that is occurring.  This does not mean the person whom is in the process of passing feels no pain on any of the levels. Rather for a clairvoyant or highly sensitive individuals, being near the physical or spiritual body of an individual as they near death, is similar to entering or bearing witness to a crowded room.  During the course of the past year, I bore witness to the ending of a loved one’s incarnation.  During the illness that systematically shut down the physical self, the spiritual and astral self of the person began to beam at an elevated rate.  Conversations, energy exchange and wisdom all began to heighten on the spiritual/etheric plane of existence with the individual, and I was given the incredible gift of witnessing the energy transference of spirit into greater-Soul.When this loved one ‘visited’ in energy body, they were accompanied often, by a host of guides, by a stream of light showing past incarnations, and by the radiant glow of their Soul group.  I have rarely witnessed such incredible beauty alongside such deep suffering.  Yet we are all, encouraged in our life walk, to accept that this life has duality of being, on each level.

When this person was nearing their ‘spiritual doorway’, different levels of the etheric reality and manifest universe began to unfold in my perception.  There was the level of physical being, with another layer, strand of the web of light connected to the choice some spirits make to remain close to the earth plane. There were layers, upon layers of energy like a cocoon that holds the earth softly, some with those whom continued to work through karmic debris and help people struggling on the planet, some whom moved into their soul group on another plane of existence, some whom chose reincarnation.  Like  layers of a rainbow, the multiple levels of spiritual existence began to expand in my perception, and I ‘saw’ as the loved ones spirit chose to move through or pause at each of the levels. 

We can each strengthen the connection of our waking consciousness with the awareness of our astral selves in a manner that resonates as ‘true’ for us as individuals.  A person whom is devoted to a traditional religion or specific name for Divine Source, may have success in their spiritual practice for feeling connected and aware with the Divine, from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  For those whom are seekers of levels of consciousness, whether through new or traditional spiritual pathways, we are each made Stronger by a healthy connection to grounding and to boundaries and shielding.

For those whom are approaching a passage into energy from the physical, or for those whom are bearing witness at this time, I offer this simple prayer that was a balm to my spirit through Love, grief, longing and joy:

“Dear Divine Source, please help me to feel safe, as I experience the gift of so many emotions.  Please send the angelic resonance that is working alongside me for the highest good of my Soul Path and the world at large, to bolster my courage, and deepen my compassion through this processes.  

Please empower the one whom is transitioning to move beyond any energy blocks or karmic debris, that can be released with the most healing and Love.  Please send clear messages before, during and after the passage of this individual life, to guide the Soul to the Light that was their original power source.  I ask that the soul be protected and shielded by the power of Archangel Micheal and Kali Ma. 

Thank you for these gifts, I open my heart to Divine Love and the support of the Earth at this time, and I give myself permission to take the time and sacred space needed for this transformation, and expansion of consciousness  Thank you, Amen, Om and Aho.”

I am so grateful for the gifts of clairvoyance that continue to reveal to the manifest and multiple realities carrying so much light. We each live and die, and rebirth our consciousness, our hearts and our physical bodies through time.  May we remember that the light between incarnations,the Divine Source, welcomes us all home, and offers us this beautiful Earth to experience, Love, grow, grieve and connect upon.

I wish all people the opportunity during a reincarnation, to feel as connected and filled with Peace as bearing witness to the passing of a deeply radiant Soul afforded me in this life.

With light and compassion,

Kamia

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“Great Mother” the Divine Feminine We Each Carry

The ‘great mother’, the divine feminine source of the universe, in my understanding, is the aspect of creation that births and nurtures. It is the impetus that each individual carries to dream of a future, and to take the tiny and large steps along the pathway of their life to protect, nourish, encourage and love the dream into reality. Whether a male or a female in body, each human has a connection to the ‘great mother’ the divine feminine and the planet itself, capable of having a  dream that is given the nourishment of faith, determination, and strength to grow.

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“There will be times when I do not give you what you need,” said my Mother when I was about 14yrs old. She handed me a book and a highlighter. “The biggest gift you will give yourself, is to discover that your you are capable of developing your internal mother, and connecting to the Earth for self sustenance.” The book was entitled “Mothering Ourselves”. I read the book over a series of years. More important than the words, or the passages I highlighted, was the concept my mother had shared with me as a gift. That within ourselves is a source of nurturing, unconditional love, and divine acceptance, that we are able to access throughout our lives, especially when appreciating all that the natural landscape of the planet does to sustain and feed us on every level.

There have been times in life where I lay down on the earth and wept, or ran through a forest and shrieked with glee. I extend my aura to connect with the trees, the grass, the earth below me, and the rivers moving through sunlight. The connection to the earth is a reminder that I am a small physical being, like a child, who is being carried patiently by her mother. To connect with the ‘great mother’ and the divine feminine source within, I offer this visualization that has assisted me in the past:

Go outside, to a place you feel safe in nature.Sit on the ground, with your tailbone touching either grass, soil, sand or rock. If you feel drawn to a particular tree, lean agains it. Place the palms of your hands face down, either on your knees, or on the ground itself and take at least eight deep breaths. With each inhalation visualize that an aura of soft light is expanding around your body like an egg shape. This light may be soft gold, pink or green. It might be another color that you are drawn to at this time such as a strong blue color or a lavender purple. Allow that the edges of the egg shape are beneath the surface of the ground, and the upper edges are reaching towards the sky . There may be plants inside of this light orb. When you are able to hold the image clearly in your mind, say out load or silently something like:

“I ask that the great mother, God/dess, and the earth beneath me, please nurture and nourish the growth and expansion I am currently experiencing in my life. Please send assistance from my angles, guides and the ascended masters working with me at this time, for a heightened awareness for the ways in which I am connected, sustained and nourished with life force by this magnificent earth. Please help me to release and transform any grief I am currently carrying, and to find courage to love all aspects of my self with forgiveness and kindness. Thank you, AUM, amen and Aho.”

If there are images, sensations, or feelings that arise with this visualization, be gentle with your heart,body, mind and spirit as you assimilate them. Notice the ways in which the egg of light feels when connected to the ground you are sitting upon, or which plants you have chosen to include within it. Do the plants have medicinal properties? Perhaps if you have sat near a wild rose bush, your angels are encouraging you to visit a health food store and explore a rose hip tea blend. Have you chosen to be near rushing water? Does your body seek deeper hydration? The places we are drawn to often are filled with subtle helpful messages from our angelic support team and higher self.

What are the qualities of motherhood that you are able to gift to yourself? Is it a supportive word, a reassurance of love, or a fierce protectiveness? These are all qualities that are carried within each of us. We are able to ‘mother ourselves’ when we honestly acknowledge what we are seeking in the external world, and allow it to birth within our internal landscape. As we do so, we become carriers of this potent life force and connection to the divine, and we are able to better share and inspire other people and the world at large. If you find time and space today, to connect with the earth, to honor and appreciate the ways in which your footsteps are cradled by the land, you will be able to reach forward as a man or a woman, to cradle the dreams of another.

Be gentle and fierce in your connection to the divine feminine aspects of the universe. You are beloved.

with light,

Kamia

 

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Calling Our Spirit Home

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‘Calling our spirit home’ is a practice my mother encouraged during different seasons, after journeys both internal and external, or after any injury had occurred.  The body and the spirit exist like layers of light from a rainbow, spiraling within, surrounding, and the light energy extending beyond, the physical. Occasionally, such as during a viivd dream, or a fearful experience, or even as we change locations on the globe, parts of our spirit remain separated beyond our body.  During an experience such as falling and slipping on ice, there can be a disjointed tilt to our bodies where the muscles and spine feel bruised, and the mind dazed.  The spirit, like a blanket of light can ‘slip’ too, so to speak and wish to realign for the greatest healing with the being on all levels.

A simple exercise is to have someone you trust gently place their hands on your feet, and repeat your full name aloud three times. This can be a dear friend, a partner whom you share a kind and loving relationship presently with, or a light worker such as an energy healer, angel therapist practitioner, massage therapist, or reiki practitioner.

If you do not have a person near or with you, but have recently experienced trauma on one of the levels, such as emotionally, or if you are traveling across and around the globe and have been feeling ‘spacey’ lately, then take off your socks, place your feet on the ground and imagine that healthy roots like the roots of your favorite kind of plant, are stretching from your feet down into the fertile spring  earth.  At this time, when the visualization is clear, say your full name aloud three times.

Sometimes, through the transition of seasons, the leaving behind of the cocoon of winter for the rebirth of spring, I can feel most poignantly the need for a re-centering and grounding of my spirit into my physical being.  Whenever I have practiced this simple exercise, I can feel the pieces of my wandering spirit returning to me. It has been grounding and centering after a move to a new home, a trip away for the weekend or winter, a painful breakup, or any physical injuries.

Today, and through each of the transitions, challenges, and rebirths of your being, I wish you angelic and earth spirit assistance, a connection with the Divine, and the full spectrum of your radiant self, to be present, grounded and whole

 

Aho, Om and Amen.

With light and respect,

Kamia

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Taking Your (inner) Child Outside

The earth is like a giant power source of universal consciousness and light, that connected to our physical and etheric bodies is in a constant transformation, with the ultimate goal of peaceful balance.  When people and spiritual healers talk of ‘being grounded’ what they are referring to is the strong and balanced connection between the multilayered self and the resonant energy of the planet completing a circular exchange of healthful energy.

Most people will have a memory or witness a moment with their own children in which a disgruntled, or unhappy feeling diffused and was replaced by joy during an ‘outdoor’ experience.  Perhaps this will be a memory of building industriously for hours with sticks and rocks at a small creek, or the joy of jumping over waves at the sea side.  In my case, making mud pies decorated with dandelions always made me feel happy.

What ever the moment or memory is that holds a positive tone, it is my deep heartfelt wish, that it has been recreated in new ways throughout the course of your lifetime, and that a connection and collaboration of energy exchange exists each day in your life between your Self and the earth.

For myself, I can say I had several years of delightful outdoor play.  Then came the birth of my child, and some of that play slowed down. Yet even the slower interactions based not on adrenaline seeking but on meditative communion with a sleeping baby on my chest, afforded the same balancing of energy.

I’ve heard people describe their meditative state as best achieved through the cessation of thoughts, yet for me, my most successful meditative state is when I am outside, allowing all of the jumbled thoughts, fears, ideas and creative inspiration to rush through my mind like so many galloping horses.  In their wake comes a calm, a settling of the mental dust, a greater space to receive messages from my higher self, and a deep reverence for the earth who is cradling my footsteps, brushing clean my aura and offering deep revitalizing breaths of fresh air.

However you are able to interact with the natural world today, I encourage you to create space to do so.  For some this might be driving home from work with the windows rolled all the way down.  Perhaps others it will be an outdoor exercise of muscle and ecstatic adrenaline.  For others still, a walk or sitting on a favorite bench or chair in the sunlight.  In whatever capacity you are able to interact with the outside world, you will benefit from doing so.

In the depths of winter, such as in the landscape I often reside in, when the temperatures have dropped and the world is soft and white, I like to gaze at a tree and dream of the way the roots are deep beneath the snow, gathering life from the warm earth, and envision that I too am a tree, aware of the many layers of soil and rock, running water, and lava that all exist beneath me. If you were a tree, what tree would you be?  Perhaps drawing this tree, or downloading an image, with strong roots and healthfully lifted branches will be your communion and grounding with nature today.

In honor of the fairy realm, the devas and spirits of the earth, I offer this prayer:

“Blessed trees and plants, and earth, thank you for nourishing and sustaining me.  Thank you for growing towards the light, and reminding me to stretch my awareness, and my being equally between the earth and the etheric light that surrounds us all.  Please God/dess, nourish and protect this earth even as you send angelic assistance and support to each human learning to cherish themselves, one another and the planet. Thank you Archangel Ariel for reminding me to be an advocate of all growing things, both within myself, and in the world to which I am inextricably linked.  Om and Amen.”

words and photo by Kamia Shepherd
words and photo by Kamia Shepherd

May you grow with the light,

Kamia

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In the “I” of the Hurricane; Grounding into the Moment.

Many people are feeling as though they are standing in front of a revolving door at this time.  Poised to step though into a new reality, and manifested opportunity, yet the door continues to revolve, showing a flash of a possible future and steps, then turning and showing a blank surface.  For those of us that are used to a ‘clear view’ of the ‘next step’ this spinning door can bring on migraines, frustration, or feelings of being ungrounded/disconnected from the earth and the present.

I want to assure you on behalf of the Angles, that this is not an indication of your faith, focus, or lack of creative manifesting power.  This is simply a reflection of the overall energy on the planet and all that is surrounding her at this time.  There is a potential for great change, more potent than has been felt in thousands of years, and as all the energy rushes like a wave, opposing energies, realities and manifested futures being dreamed into being by the collective unconscious, are sending waves of light of there own.

On a ‘good day’, a ‘clear beaming’ day, a ‘connected to the earth’ day, these waves are a brilliant rainbow circumventing the globe and humanity as a whole.  On an ‘unclear’ day, the waves bounce off of each other, create ripples in different directions, and send out the sort of sloshing that occurs in a swimming pool when every child’s toy is dumped in, to accompany the riotous playing of several children.

One of the reason’s this tumultuous energy is so effective in causing ripples, is that the potential for ‘awakening’ spiritually, manifesting, and sensitivities of all peoples are expanding exponentially.  We are all shouting our desires, ideals, passionate beliefs and fears at top volume.

Praying to your guardian angels for aid in finding confidence and faith and asking Archangel Michael to help us create healthy boundaries and release fears, is an excellent daily routine that can begin to help the feeling of the revolving door, slow.  Every person is capable of connecting and communicating with their guides, higher self, Angels and the collective unconscious.  To do so, think, sing, speak or write down a focused intention asking for help.  We live in a free-will universe, and help cannot be given without our requests.  A helpful prayer for balance and grounding at this time can be:

“I call on my higher self, my Angles and Guides as well as any Ascended Masters that wish to aid me at this time, to help me find my inner balance, and clearly connect with any and all guidance that can bring peace, confidence and connection to my life purpose and gifts I have agreed to share with the world at this time. Please send me this guidance and aid in an easy to understand, gentle manner. Thank you.”

(Both Buddha and Quan Yin are very generous in surrounding any who ask with an awareness of Divine love and uplifting joy in life, and are very close to humanity at this time.)

Other fun ways of promoting a more grounded sense of being is to dedicate an hour each day to being fully aware in the ‘present’.  This means to connect with smells, sounds, textures and tastes that are all gifts of being human.  Wearing your favorite color, listening to a song that reminds you of feelings of freedom, hugging a tree, sitting on a favorite rock, or standing at a viewpoint and appreciating the vista of the natural world all help to ground our energies into our present manifestation.

When we are centered in our present moment, the revolving door will stop spinning frantically, it will slow enough to reveal the magical future we are all capable of creating, and in that stillness, there is the opportunity to step through.

There can still be little details, miscommunications, irritating challenges and the general emotional upheaval that accompanies a series of large life and world changes, but if we are truly centered in ourselves and the brilliance of the moment, all of these details become less overwhelming, and truly manageable.

In celebration of each of your masterful creations, prayers, dreams and new opportunities, I salute you.

May the rainbow of light lift you up and give you wings,

Kamia

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Boundaries and Personal Power

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Boundaries are healthy intentions to create and keep a sacred space around the ‘self’ and energy field.  Like a plant in the warmth of the sun, the more we invest and strengthen our ‘boundaries’, the stronger and healthier they become.  Having a ‘boundary’ that allows you to acknowledge what is healthy and supportive of your life purpose, daily interactions, and evolving relationships is challenging, yet attainable.

To create and explore your own unique sacred space, I offer you this visualization:

Retreat to a place that feels ‘safe’, this could be outside, or inside, but is best practiced alone, or at least alone within a twelve foot radius.  Interlace your fingers and place them over your solar plexus and begin to relax into deeper breathing.

When your lungs and body feel as though they are saturated in oxygen, choose a vibrant color that resonates with you.  This color should be bright, and make you feel safe, healthy and vital when you see, or wear it.

Imagine that you have picked up a giant paintbrush, and draw a circle around yourself.  This circle touches the ground, leaving space between you and the surrounding world.  The line the paintbrush leaves is thick and strong.  If you need to draw the circle more than once to feel that it is solid, do so.

Once drawn, take a moment to set an intention/ or prayer, something like this: “I ask that my higher self, my guides, my guardian angels and the ascended masters, God(dess), and earth helpers help to clear my energy field from any negativity and fear that I no longer wish to carry.  In this circle of light, I reconnect with my Being, life purpose, and immense Divine Love.”

By enclosing yourself in a circle of light, you have not stopped loving, or being connected with those in your life you love.  You have instead created a stronger inner ability to experience love and center yourself.

Perhaps as your day progresses you will feel this circle shrink.  It might begin to fit your body like a shield of armor, or it may be challenged as you interact with those who are used to trespassing on your boundaries. If you tune into your inner knowing throughout the day, even for a few moment, do a visual scan of what is happening with your circle of light after such interactions, and if necessary, draw the circle with your giant mental paintbrush once more.

Ideally this ‘boundary drawing’ will become routine.  The colors may change with the season’s , your spiritual journey, or your mood and life experiences.  When the colors are vibrant, they are feeding you and protecting your simultaneously.  Some of the angelic hues are:

Archangel Michael works primarily with vibrant blue and purple for safety, and protection.

Archangel Jophiel has hues of pink that lead to seeing the beauty within the self and the world.

Archangel Raphael is a predominantly green hues, bringing healing on all levels to those that work with him.

We all possess the ability to be energetically sensitive and aware.  We all deserve to be nourished internally before sharing our gifts with the world around us.  Healthy boundaries lead to healthy relationships in all aspects of ones life. May you have excellent Health!

With blessings and light

Kamia

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