Simple Pleasures, Celebrating this Life

Life is such a gift. A balanced spiritually devout being is not asked by the Divine to reject the physical world or the body that houses us. To fully bring forth the gifts we are each carrying, we are asked to make peace and practice love within the body we inhabit. We each carry intuitive knowledge of what the ‘wild self,’ the essence that is our purest form, is craving for celebratory Joy. Our energy bodies, vast, expansive and carrying the wisdom from thousands of reincarnated lives, are offered Balance through this cycle of life, with both the deep sorrows and grief we can survive, counterposed by the absolute delight in being alive these bodies and incarnated selves are capable of experiencing. Our wild selves may need serious unleashing, yelling in the forest, or pounding at top speed up a mountain, But sometimes that intuitive voice, that yearning to let go, and unfold the wings we are each carrying, can be as sweet and simple as sunlight on our upturned faces or feeling the soft petals of a flower as our fingers trail through a garden; our Souls way of physically, mentally and emotionally honouring a longing, an impetus for change, for radiance and colour and a saturation of the precious nectar of life. We can feel equal delight from a meditation in which we are connected with our soul groups on the spiritual plane, to the delight that is possible when our toes curl in grass, or sand, or mud. Feeling the power in our arms when we hold someone close, sharing the rhythm of one another’s heart beats connects many levels of being with the beauty and joy of this life.

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When was the last time we each gave ourselves permission to experience a moment with joy and total abandon? The restraints of social normalcy, ego based ‘should’s’ and repression of our personal passion, thrown out the window, while we spun in reckless self expression? There is such joy in ‘feeling’. I feel with my senses in so many ways and carry deep gratitude for those who request assistance on the etheric level, through Certified Angel Card Readings ™. Yet, if I am not ‘present’ within my body and self, I have less connection to etheric power to bring forward into facilitating healing, or to any area of my life.

When I seek to find a way to be more ‘connected ‘ to the essence of both spiritual light, and incarnated abundance, I retreat into a silent manner of being, whether outside or in a pool of sunlight within doors. Sitting, I lengthen my spine and take eight deep breathes. Placing hands over top of my navel, plans facing up for reception, or downwards for grounding.  A prayer/affirmation that I have found useful is:

“Dear Divine Source, God/dess of Creation, please help me to clearly identify the ways in which my purest essence of self is asking to be expressed, acknowledged and celebrated at this time. Please send my the assistance of Archangel Micheal to cut through any chords of fear that are blocking my receptivity to clearly perceiving the messages my Higher Self and intuitive wisdom wish to share at this time. Thank you, Amen, Aho, and OM.”

The essence of self may ask to shed layers of energy, it may wish to shout into the woods, or into a pillow. It may need to cheer enthusiastically or sing at top volume in outrageous, colourful delight. Or, it may need to place the emotional burdens of carrying those that one loves, down onto the earth and to again trust that the Divine Source is capable of cradling us all while we are learning to navigate letting go, moving forward and rediscovering our individual passions for this life. Sometimes it takes a devotion of time and energy, a promise we choose to make to ourselves, after or before all of the household, professional and family responsibilities have been managed for the day, and we escape for solitary and balancing time, a simple practice such as letting our hair flow in the wind beneath a passionate apricot and nectarine toned sunset. Somedays being connected can manifest in the gentle inspiration for changing the colours that we habitually wear. For the highly sensitive, colour and texture effect our levels of receptivity and sense of ‘belonging’ with the divine. Other days the messages may be more intense, asking for difficult conversations to occur between ourselves and our inner union of Divine Masculine and Feminine qualities, or with another person who has an impact on our well being. During those times, we each have the capacity to identify that change, growth, transformation and intuitive wisdom can release a myriad array of emotions. Yet, when we give ourselves and others permission to express emotion, we honour that we each deserve emotional health.

In what ever capacity, we are each drawn to connecting, celebration and honouring the different levels of ‘self’ we each have, may we do so with boldness, colour and delight. For truly, this life, for all that it brings during times of despair, offerings us equal measure to choose to be present with Joy, with delight and with the simple pleasures of being incarnated and alive during this time of momentous potential for change and higher consciousness.

with light and respect for your journey,
Fellow Wisdom Keepers, Light-workers, evolving Soul’s and Compassionate Beings,
Kamia

*Author of ‘Soul Evolution’  an immersion in Divine love based messages with Angels, Ascended Masters, and gentle anecdotes for highly sensitive incarnated beings, is available for instant download and purchase through Amazon, iTunes and FriesenPress.

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Self Empowerment for Divine Love at First Sight

People have varied opinions on the phrase ‘love at first sight.’ The more committed I am to experiencing the world and people at large with the etheric perceptions of my clairvoyance and intuition, the more I readily embrace the phrase as true. Love at first sight for me, is a celebration of truly seeing all of the light that another person, the world around me, nature and animals and the etheric reality afford, whenever I am willing to celebrate and recognize light in all its forms. Light as the resonance of the Soul, as the thought forms, the prayers and highest vibrations of positive energy that stretch between all living beings, and the cosmic reality of the universe.

I am able to walk into a situation and Love because I have first made an investment of energy in balancing myself, and recognizing my own gifts. From a place of personal empowerment, there is a boundless well of energy that I have found accessible for encouraging others to celebrate their own unique gifts. I see people fighting their own personal battles, just as I have overcome challenges within my own life, and I Love them. I can express this love through a prayer, a kind word, or by sharing a story about tools I have found to overcome challenges. Loving the world at large does not manifest as enabling, or ‘fixing’ or changing other people. Loving for me, manifests as encouraging personal empowerment. Each person has a divine link to the greater God/dess source, and choices each day about expressing this link, utilizing it for strength, amplifying their own light through this connection, and finding new ways to express, connect and celebrate the light around them in people and places that resonate in alignment with their personal vibration. When I am empowered, I am able to Love, whether I am meeting someone for the first time, or encountering a person, or family member repeatedly. The combination of personal empowerment and Love is like a shield that deflects all lower vibrations, and fear based energy that circulate in the collective reality, or in situations I once found uncomfortable, hurtful, or challenging.

A simple prayer I have used to empower myself:

“I ask that God/dess work with my Higher Self to help me to release all patterns that are fear based. Please Archangels, and Ascended Masters working alongside me at this time, help me to recognize the ways in which I am empowered by my personal gifts and light, and encourage me to connect with the bravery, the kindness, the compassion and grace, that I have as a reflection of the divine source, within my own Soul. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

A simple prayer I have often said for others:

“Dear God/dess, source of all creation, please send the light beings that are most aligned with (the person’s name or an image in your mind of the person you have wish to pray for) to remind them of their own divine light. Please assist this person in recognizing opportunities for personal empowerment, healing, and compassion that are around them each day. Thank you, Amen, Om and Aho.”

As a new wave of energy moves across the planet, the shifting of one year to the next, what are the choices each of us can make that help us to be more empowered? To step forward along our own divine path to encourage others to also feel empowered in the personal expression of divine Truth? The world will always have more space for each of us to express Love personally, communally, and universally. What are the expressions of Love that we can each make this new year, both great and small? Is it through art, writing, public speaking, action, choices about Loving ways to react, movement, building, creating, group support or planting of seeds both physical or metaphorical? Do we express love by raising funds for others? Or donating time and energy to a cause close to our heart that empowers others? We all have gifts for a future that is co-creating peace and Love on a grander scale. When we decide to move forward and follow our dreams of our deepest being, we become empowered, and able to Love on an expansive level.

For each person who is transforming aspects of self, areas in their life, and relationships personally and universally, I send you Love, respect, and appreciation for your courage. You all inspire me.

with light,

Kamia

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Rediscovering Beauty with Archangel Jophiel and Quan Yin

One of the key steps in the process to self Love is to acknowledge that each of us are not only connected to the divine, but that we are all infinitely larger light beings that what are physical bodies express. By this I refer not only to the immense knowledge that many carry from multiple lifetimes on the planet, the basis of the life experience from reincarnations, but also the light beings we return to being between incarnations, and the experiences many have brought through from alternate realities, different solar systems and planets. Though each individual has mapped out a different soul path during their present incarnation, and each individual will be ‘open’ to accessing different levels of consciousness, as determined by their free will as well as their familiarity with the earth plane, I firmly believe that each of us as humans carries a gift of light that is brilliant and expansive, and that acknowledging that light within ourselves and one another, allows us each to be a be closer to the vibration and understanding of divine Love/God/dess.

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We all experience moments where we feel overwhelmed by the energy and the world around us. Please join me in this prayer to rediscover the Beauty that is within you and the Beauty that is all around us in the world and one another.

With light and thanks for your shining,

Kamia

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“Foster Curiosi…

“Foster Curiosity
Often times we can become caught in the daily routines of our lives and feel a deep sense of dissatisfaction, a kind of boredom with repetitive cycles. To create space for new opportunities and a change to our routines, we must actively seek a new thought form and a new action. One of the ways to foster this newness is to saturate the senses, through visual cues and suggestions. The feeling I get when I look at a landscape I have never seen before, is like a small epiphany. I can feel my energy shifting as my interest, my curiosity in ‘newness’ is encouraged.”

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In honor of spring, and this transformational time, I have created a new page on my website entitled ‘5 Days of Freedom.’ There are 5 separate practices that can be used as a free workshop over a weekend, or spread out as an exercise a day, or as I have had one participant suggest, an exercise a week for five weeks.

Wishing you a transformational, growth filled spring!

Thank you for shining your light!

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with love,

Kamia

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Archangel Raphael Heart Healing

We can all benefit from the reminder to tune into our own beautiful abilities towards self healing and empowerment.  Join me on a gentle six minute exercise in connecting to hues of green and gold light with Archangel Raphael, the angel messenger for Divine Healing.
with love,
Kamia

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Nourishment for the Soul

Daily living is filled with distractions, challenges, moments of delight and unexpected, sometimes glorious soul deep connections and relationships. As we navigate our way through our daily lives, finding or creating the space to ground into the moment, their is a myriad array of light beings, angelic assistance, and human’s speaking their own inner truth, to encourage us all to keep exploring.  Exploring our awareness and experiences of God/dess, our own inner knowing, and the gifts that we each carry to contribute to the expansive and universal essence of Divine Love.

What follows are excerpts from the book, or rather a ‘manual for expansion’ Soul Evolution that I hope will add blessings to your day.

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“EGO: “I am not special.  I am just like, or even less talented and worthy than everyone else.  I should be unhappy because I haven’t ever been told, shown or convinced I am worthy of love.”

Higher Self: “My unique light shines across time and space.  I am an infinite being and connected to all that is light and Love in the universe.  Because I exist, I am worthy of Love. I perceive this love reflected in nature, other humans, and myself, every day.”

 Each individual will have their own particular ego based fears and challenges to make peace with.  I have new fears and challenges daily, and I find that if I listen to them calmly and reformulate an affirmation in the positive context, I am no longer controlled or held back by my ego.  Healthy ways to explore and encourage creating personal affirmations and healing mantras are to write and post the positive version in a place such as on the bathroom mirror where they can be seen and read aloud daily.  At first there might be the desire, brought on by the ego, to scoff or laugh at the positive affirmations, but the Higher Self has infinite patience, and through the repetition of positive thoughts, the Higher Self will aways prevail over the ego. Truly, your inner brilliance has patience that spans eons, and the ego is confined to the here and now.  Your inner brilliance is more powerful, always.  Persevere in committing to the belief that you are lovable, worthy, brilliant ,and a manifestation of Love/God.” 

“Sometimes when I have a past life memory, dream or spontaneous realization during an interaction with another human, I find that reminding myself to see the humor in the cosmic forces and choices that brought me into a circle of interaction with a particular soul for another round, is the best ‘medicine’.  For though gaining valuable knowledge surrounding why it is, certain lessons in life with another person seem to surface, the best healing tool I have learned for clearing karmic debris is first to recognize a past soul relationship, thank my higher self for the opportunity to grow and heal through making different choices in this life, and remaining in the light, as well as by maintaining a healthy sense of humor when the situation is particularly challenging.”

“Much of what the media suggests in western society, is that death and the spirit world are to be feared.  Yet in many indigenous cultures, death is perceived rather like a doorway into another realm of existence, and that ‘the other side’ is filled with light.

Though each person must seek the answer to their own beliefs throughout their lifetimes, in this chapter I will explore the concept and belief that death is like a bridge, where a Soul transcends the physical plane and rejoins the myriad network of light that is connected throughout the cosmos.

The beauty of this light expansion is that though a Soul will reunite itself with a greater knowing of its own divine brilliance, it will also retain its connections of Love that it made on the planet, and a resonance of its experience during its past lifetimes.  The Akashic Records, those etheric records that exist of all that has been, are a compilation of the each individual Souls evolution, as well as the knowledge that the souls of gathered through out their lifetimes and experiences.

Many people fear that as their loved ones depart from this world, they are never to be in existence again.  Yet even science will agree that matter neither disappears nor appears, it simply changes form, and in this way, the light that makes up the essence of a human, continues beyond death, indeed it expands and multiplies and resonates through the universe shining towards those that infused it with Love during their earth-walk.”

“What are the things, words, motions, sounds, or colors you would express to the world if you felt absolutely supported and loved?  These are the important questions to ask oneself, especially when yearning to interact with a soulmate relationship.  For some people, beginning to do those things, say those words, make those healthful changes, are enough of a beacon to send out to the universe, that they then attract a soulmate relationship.  For as you allow your light to shine, you empower your soulmate to do the same. It takes two people, who are committing to themselves, and their path, to form a soulmate union, and when an individual begins to invest in themselves, to speak their personal truth and share their gifts, somewhere, out in the world, their soulmate is supported in beginning to do the same.

with Light and appreciation for each of you,

Kamia

Merry Solstice Blessing

Merry Solstice Everyone!

 

In honour of the longest night I want to offer a prayer I share with my family when we light candles to bring light into our homes:

 

“May the light and the angels enfold you,

even as the night reminds you of the dreams you have yet to dream.

May the stars be pathways that lead you to your greater self, while the earth reaches up to cradle your feet and body.

May the fairies and spirits of nature remind you that blessings and sustenance are in abundance, and may each sip of water, each bite of food be a nourishing and healing gift to each of the cells of your body.

As the moon rises, let her be a reminder that gentleness within you is reflected in those that you love and a manifestation of the divine.

In honor of your beauty and soul gifts, may you dance this night in joy, whether this dance be one of the spirit, or one that fills your body with revitalizing fire,

I celebrate you, and I thank you friends, and family of the heart, for Being.

We are the earth, May we share our light and sustain one another.

Amen and Om.”

 

with light,

Kamia

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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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Becoming Who We Are Right Now

Allot of people I’ve been interacting with have remarked about their changes in energy levels.  Changes to their physical energy levels, their ability to offer and sustain familiar patterns in relationship, and their desire or lack of desire to manifest and create new energy for interests on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual plane.  What I am gathering, from personal experience as well as these illuminating conversations, is that this is a year with an ‘opposites’ theme in some respects. Be patient with yourself and others, transformation is powerful, all encompassing, and challenging.

 

If you have lived many years in a pattern of sedentary, stillness, this year you may feel as though there are fireworks attached to your feet.  Suddenly all you can do is MOVE.  For this change I celebrate you!  It is a natural manifestation of all of the light you have gathered up until this point.  It is safe to move forward, to change and relocate and have a very different life all of a sudden.  To apply for a new job, get engaged, dye your hair a vibrant shade and dance down the streets, singing all of the way.  You are not losing your sanity, you are simply channelling another aspect of your beautiful self you have always fostered internally. Harness your impetus and enthusiasm for change, and cheer those around you that you are witnessing doing the same.  Your heart chakra is beaming golden, rainbow radiance, and this is a gift to the entire world as well as your inner Self.

If you, however, are an individual used to ‘achieving’, this will be a year where perhaps that impetus to exercise seven days a week, nurture everyone around you, and sleep five hours a night, isn’t really working anymore.  Your internal flame is still just as bright, but it is sending light into your own cells, transforming the expression of your essence in a new and unique way.  You are still a beautiful, talented, energy-rich being, but no, you cannot achieve as much in a day as in previous years as perhaps were accustomed to, and there can be physical repercussions if you attempt to force yourself to do so.  Respect your body and soul’s need for this gift of regeneration, and create space in an otherwise hectic schedule to just slow down and receive.  Receive the messages from you inner wisdom, your connection to the divine, and your loved ones.  Allow them to gift you with the bouquets of flowers and kindness you have been so very comfortable bestowing all of these year.  Being still, does not lesson your importance, as those around you who are even now bursting forth from their accustomed shells, can tell you.

It takes courage to try a new approach to your life, and courage is required to sit in stillness, just as it is required to go rocketing down another pathway.

This year is a transformational year.  It is important to remember that transformation requires ALLOT of energy.  To rebuild the self on any level, to birth a new dream, create a new job, project, loving relationship or lifestyle, the self is drawing from the internal flame, that divine light that is always accessible, and making the light manifest in this world.  We are all manifesting on a cellular, soul and emotional level.  Our hearts are shedding lifetimes worth of debris.  The emotional roller coaster that accompanies this release can be exhausting or exhilarating.  Either response it the natural response for our individual bodies and life journey’s at this time.

A focus that can help to bring each individual back to a place of balance, amidst the every changing year, is to remember self kindness, acceptance and respect.

Respect that your process is unique and your own.  Be kind as the patterns that are familiar are stripped away, and feed yourself loving words.  A mantra I find useful is “I accept where I am on my journey.  I trust that I am evolving at the safest speed for me.  I accept Angelic support and aid at this time.  I am radiant with light.”

 

Your higher self is using this brilliant opportunity, this transformational year, to flow more freely into your every day life. Honor the inclinations you are having whether they are for extra sleep or a sky diving adventure, restorative yoga or taking up downhill mountain biking.  Your instincts and ideas are communications from your Angels and Higher self.   Embrace these changes and celebrate what a magnificent being you truly are!

 

With respect and light,

Kamia

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