Sign Posts for Life Purpose

Sign posts for life purpose can occur for many of us in times of heightened awareness. A memory that is as vivid as the present perhaps, such as the way one felt as a child, youth, teenager or young adult. It could be a moment in which a song left a deep emotional response, or someone told us something that changed the way we saw the world, through the years. We all must pass through trials on the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical level that test our commitment to self acceptance, Love and soul truths, yet during these times, we are often offered ‘sign posts’ to remember that we have choices in the paths we each follow and direct the course of our lives.img_2938

For example, we may remember a time in which we were very aware of an injustice or imbalance in the world as we experienced it. In those moments of heightened awareness and memory, we are viewing a ‘sign post’ of self that offers a choice regarding what we contribute to the world and the future generations individual or collective experience. Many people will seek to reject their understanding of self at some point in their lives. This can be a survival technique, when outside influences overwhelm the senses, or when one is in a situation in which one feels powerless. Many highly sensitive souls will yearn for the light connections they experienced before they entered a physical body, and feel as though their life walk is very lonely or separated from the source during transformational times in childhood,adolescence or adulthood. Yet, in attuning to the particular sensitivities we all carry, we become aware that we can be both physically present and spiritual expansive, a radiant conduit of light and Divine Source that effects our personal and collective experiences.

When I was a child and began elementary school, I was often overwhelmed by the ‘noise’ of so many people in close proximity to myself energetically. The thoughts, feelings and emotions being emitted in a social setting, often felt as though they were drowning out my own perception of personal identity and feeling, as a highly sensitive and clairvoyant child. I certainly felt that being so highly sensitive was something I wished to escape instead of embrace. I remember being in grade one and wishing desperately that the class had some ‘quiet time’ each day, so that I could sort out my feelings and boundaries. Yet all these decades later, I have the extreme privilege of teaching children yoga in classrooms of elementary schools. I get to help create a peaceful half hour for each child to learn, integrate, interpret and balance their own being. What a gift, that all of those years ago, I felt so strongly as a child myself, that I have helped to manifest a reality that nourishes my past memory and future generations self awareness.

We experience sometimes joy, and other times pain, during the growth or challenging scenarios that remind us of our extreme sensitivity. Yet, when we emerge, having chosen to accept our own beauty and gifts, just as they are, we are offered the experience of the blissful nature of our Light and Soul, radiant and pure. Through the trials that test or challenge us, I ask all to remember, we are connected in many ways, we are each never alone on the spiritual level of being, and we all, have so much power for bringing compassion, peace and divine Love into this world.

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A prayer that can be helpful in attuning to ones own light is:

“Dear Divine Source, God/dess of creation, please help me to accept the ways that I am truly sensitive, so that I may foster the strength this sensitivity gives me for bringing about positive change in my life and the world at large. Please send me clear messages and signs that I can easily recognizes with my sensitivity, that help me to trust I am working in accordance with my Soul Purpose, or able to change course to connect more deeply with what is blissful. Thank you Amen, Om and Aho.”

There are times in life in which many of us will feel as if we are drifting without a fixed course, wondering if we are passengers or captains of our own ship. Yet, as we attune to the ways in which we are personally sensitive and receptive to the Divine Source, and our intuitive, psychic sense of knowing, we are able to discern that even during times in which we are drifting, there are several ‘sign posts’ along the way that offer guidance towards our life purpose. The spiritual realm is rich with messages that come forward to each of us in a number of ways.

We may be clairsentient, and responsive with our physical bodies through reactions to a landscape, person, societal or cultural phenomena. Or we may be clairaudiant, and have a heightened awareness of sound, or words, that stay with us, or rise to the surface of our consciousness. We have have spontaneous ideas, creative problem solving or dreams that appear in our minds, encouraging us to follow a new path in alignment with our gift of claircognition. Allowing a job path or relationship to develop in which it is safe to foster these spontaneous messages, understanding and inspirations to be spoken or written about for the physical world to explore. We may be clairvoyant, in that the image of both past, present and future possibilities resurfaces during times in which we seek to alter our course in life, connecting more firmly with the direction that affords the sharing of gifts with humanity and the celebration of self acceptance.

In whatever way our ‘sign posts’ manifest, it is our personal responsibility to pay attention and have faith that we do, in fact ‘know’ on a deep instinctive level what our Soul  and Life Purpose on this planet truly is.

Thank you for shining,

with light,

Kamia

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Diffusing Anxiety

When I was a little girl, I had the good fortune to interact with a wise clairvoyant woman who assisted me on my path. I was eleven years old, and she said to me, “Your greatest challenge, will be to overcome Fear.” As a child I was afraid of very few things in this world. When discussing fear and the ways it can manifest with my parents, they discussed the concept with me that “behind Anger there is Fear, behind Fear there is Longing.

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As my personal exploration into the nature of Fear deepened, I came to acknowledge that I was fearful of receiving and sharing my spiritual perceptions in many social instances. I also acknowledged a deep longing within myself to make changes and space in my life to be more aligned with my Soul Path. For the highly sensitive individual, and those who are newly ‘awakening’ or acknowledging their sensitivities and etheric perceptions for the first time, there can be moments where the ‘openness’ of our being is overwhelming and we experience anxiety. Many people guard their inner light, wisdom and knowledge, fearful of the rejection or of being ostracized by the world if they allowed themselves to express fully, who they are. When experiencing an intense time of transition or transformation, we can experience ‘fear’ as old patterns are realized and we are asked to choose new directions in our life and well being. Fear can manifest in many ways, one of which is to cause Anxiety. *Anxiety in this instance, I refer to as a feeling on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels, as well as exhibiting physical manifestations such as elevated heart rate, upset stomach, and hot or cold flashes. Each person deals with anxiety in their own unique way, yet we each benefit from developing further tools that diffuse and release fear.

On the etheric level, when I ‘look’ at myself or another person who is feeling fearful, the image is of a being beneath a dome of cement like energy. Outside the dome of heavy stifling, sometimes crushing energy, is all of the divine assistance, angelic light, ascended masters, guides and helpers a person is surrounded by. To shift, and crack, or release this energy, to break through the stagnant dome, is to allow for the assistance of these helpers to connect more clearly with a person.

When in the presence of anxiety I send out a prayer such as:

“Dear Divine Source of Creation, please send your warrior energy through Archangel Micheal or Kali Ma, to assist me now in releasing all fear based energy surrounding me at this time. I ask that my guardian angels bolster my courage to help me to see the ways in which I have the power to change my experience in all ways. Please help me to feel the bridge of light that connects me to the Divine and send me the assistance of Archangel Sandalphon to carry my prayers for change, wellbeing and self knowledge. Thank you, Amen, Aho and OM.”

After such a prayer, take deep breaths with hands interlaced across the stomach and facing downwards. Connecting with the third chakra, and the ‘power center’ of the being, what images, sensations, feelings or messages does one perceive at this time?

As a highly sensitive and clairvoyant person, I visualize a wave of light washing across the being, and disintegrating the dome of anxiety or fearfulness. When the wave of light on the etheric realm has disintegrated or washed away the anxiety, the mental, emotional and physical body are simultaneously offered an opportunity for positive alignment. I allow for the wave of light to infuse the cells of the body, to create space for the root cause of the fear to surface and be examined, so that release is possible.

Sometimes we must be willing to deepen our self awareness to find the root cause. For example, a few years ago I felt very anxious about earning more money. Yet when I meditated on what was truly causing me anxiety, I found that I wanted to switch career paths, that I yearned to take a chance on myself and follow my dreams for a spiritual based career. The fear surrounding money was actually a longing to invest in myself and to be more spiritually attuned so that I could express my inner Truth. Through allowing for the assistance of the divine to release the dome of anxiety I was carrying around, I began to ‘see’ the ways in which I had the tools, courage and power necessary to make the change I yearned for. Each person has the free will and personal power to develop their sensitivity and understanding of the energetic/ spiritual reality of the universe and of themselves.

When we allow that we can alter our reality on the spiritual level, we empower ourselves to make changes on the physical plane of existence. I have learned that in examining fear and anxiety as teachers and indicators that change is necessary for Divine heath, that we can all be empowered in our commitment to allow transition, transformation and healing in our lives.

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With light and respect for your journey,

Kamia

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Being Present, Harnessing the Light

As the spiritual energy that we are open to receiving, is transmuted into our conscious minds and bodies, we must each seek to ‘ground’ our being into the physical world, like an anchor holding a ship215_39316475312_913_n at full sail. Our physical being is the vessel for the spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of self. Without it, we return to radiant light. As many people embark on spiritual awakenings, it is particularly important to engage in a personal practice of ‘grounding’ that allows for the harnessing of etheric energy and expanded consciousness in a healthy physical manner of being.

Our bodies must receive the care and nurturing, the expression and balance they need to maintain alignment for divine health. Some of the ways that etheric awakening can effect the physical body, are to accelerate sensitivities in patterns of food, exercise, and breathe. We may notice reactions to food, beverages, and others substances that require us to change familiar patterns, to effect greater personal wellness. We notice the way our body craves movement and the relationship to our breathe with feelings of calm, peace or personal power. The power of our bodies to transform,regenerate and heal, being filled with vital energy, is directly effected by the spiritual, mental and emotional beliefs we carry about ourselves and the world at large.

For those that astrally protect, dream walk, or are highly sensitive through feeling (clarsentience), sight (clairvoyance), hearing(clairaudience) or divine inspiration(claircognizience), the body requires investments of time and care that align the full self in a healthy way with the physical manifestation of the the world. Each person, instinctively is drawn to the physical manifestation for personal ground that is most suited to their particular resonance. Some people need water, to truly connect and ‘feel; the cells of their body being anchored to the earth. others need high alpine winds, or the slopes of mountains, while others still have a park bench, a beloved garden, or the field of grass they feel drawn to laying down upon. We, as individuals, walk the planet, each footstep cradled by a greater living source, the life force of the earth. Through our connection both to the earth itself, and the body that houses us, we become more acutely aware of the ways in which our own gifts can effect positive change, growth, sustenance and joy personally and publicly. For example, if I have dedicated a week to ‘receiving’ messages from the divine source, in service to others, I must also take several hours in the following days, to reconnect with the physical reality of my own life. If I give a reading, or a prayer for another, my personal being, seeks to be grounded in a very physical way through time in nature, preferably with my shoes off.

What are the ways in which we can each identify areas in our life that are seeking balance through personal ‘grounding’? A simple prayer/meditation/practice that I have found useful is as such.

Interlacing my fingers, I place my hands palms facing down over my navel. Breathing deeply, I allow my mind to relax, and my spiritual awareness to unfurl, and I pray something like this:

“Dear God/dess, please guide my body and being to the healthiest grounding practices and places that I am resonating with at this time. Please send the assistance of Archangel Micheal to cut any chords that are connecting me to energy draining patterns, and please send the assistance and strength of the ascended master Shiva to revitalize my cells so that I am aware of the ways my physical empowerment will benefit the whole of my life purpose. Thank you, Amen and OM.”

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After I have uttered the prayer, I allow myself to receive any messages such as through images or feelings that encourage an expression of anchoring on the physical level. perhaps I feel the gentle breeze such as would move through the forest when on a trail, or the sound of water rushing, like when visiting a waterfall. Whatever the message is, as encompassing as a full day out of doors, a yoga practice or for a few minutes of dancing around the room, I commit to honoring the impetus, and being more fully present in my physical being. Through this presence, I am more rooted, balanced, and grounded in harnessing the cosmic vibrations of compassion, peace, and strength which I seek to transmute to the world at large. When we allow the physical to express itself, energy is transmuted and released, patterns can be changed, and empowerment harnessed.

May we each feel strong, in body, mind, heart and spirit,

with light and respect for your journey,

Kamia

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Identifying Life Purpose

Many children have a clear understanding, before they begin to adapt themselves into roles they perceive as ‘useful’ or ‘respected’ as to what their Life Purpose is on a soul level. They will have an instinctive pull towards a way of being, an expression of their own unique self that when manifesting in either an attitude of compassion, kindness, enthusiasm, or desire to create change, could guide them towards relationships or professions that honor that innate impetus. As adults, many people seek to understand and reunite with their core self, their inner wisdom that ‘understands’ what their Life Purpose in this present incarnation is. Some ways of seeking can be found through meditation, prayer, or alone time in nature. Other ways may be through fostering relationships that encourage a vital sense of life, connections to the world and others, and offer opportunities for an expanded sense of personal freedom and empowerment.

I have long been intrigued by different cultures perception of adulthood. The varying ceremonies, initiations or age markers of adulthood are as varied as the landscapes that bloom across our wondrous planet. There are many ways in the physical world to celebrate a shift from adolescence or childhood to a member of society as a contributing adult. In my perception, adulthood is not marked by a particular age number, but rather a shift in perception between ‘what can the world do for me?’ shifting into ‘what can I do for this world?’ Adulthood in my perception is a shift in consciousness that allows for a realignment with one’s Life Purpose on the particular Soul Path our present incarnation is offering.

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To become an adult in this incarnation I had the realization, that what I was seeking in the external world, a desire to feel energetically accepted, and ‘allowed’ to express myself, was the gift I could offer others, and encourage in the world around me. I yearned to be accepted as a highly sensitive soul, yet it was my own self acceptance and the following acceptance of others, that brought about personal healing and peace. I decided I would love the aspects of myself that I sought others to accept, and through this self love, I would also love aspects of all those that I encountered that resonated at their personal Soul level, and present incarnation as gifts. I shifted from seeking an environment that would nurture my internal and etheric landscape, to actively encouraging others to allow their energy selves to be enriched, empowered, and blossoming. Through this transformation in personal consciousness, I suddenly felt that I was more clearly supported on the etheric level by my own team of spirit guides, angels, ascended masters helping me in this present incarnation, and connection to the Divine. I also found that the relationships I had yearned for in friendships, coworkers, and family all began to change in a manner that supported my self empowerment. My internal landscape of wanting a world that was spiritually attuned to co-creating peace, became a personal landscape in both the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual plane that is very rich with feelings of Divine Love.

My Life Purpose feels grounded in this incarnation as through sharing gifts with others, I am able to nurture and celebrate my own gifts. If you are seeking to connect with your Life Purpose on a soul deep level, in this present life, some of the ways of reconnected with the flame of self, the inner wisdom that is carrying this knowledge, is to have an honest conversation with yourself about what it is you are constantly seeking in this physical reality. Have you often reached for a book and wished for a story that taught about Divine love and healthy relationships? Perhaps your journey involves writing such a book. Have you been seeking a community that sustains you through environmental practice, community gardens, and natural food sharing? Perhaps your gifts are meant to be used to create such a group. Are you seeking to see children raised with consciousness and self love through healthy body awareness? Perhaps it is time for you to volunteer or lead children in a way that teaches them such things. Are you yearning for a job with security and a strong manager and boss? Perhaps it is time to consider what you would need to learn and begin to become such a boss or manager for others. Have you wanted friendships that encourage you to take chances to change things in your life for the better and introduce new spiritual or medicinal practice? Now could be the time where you take a course, teach a course, or start those conversations with loved ones. Are you looking for role models that are kind, strong, healthy and sober? This is your time to be a role model with a compassionate understanding of the struggles it takes to be an adult with those qualities.

Soul Purpose and Life Purpose are often related to assisting the world to evolve in a manner that encourages a connection between humanity based on Love, Kindness and Compassion. There are thousands of different actions, professions and relationships that can explore and celebrate these qualities in a way that resonates with joy, for each individuals life purpose and present incarnation. Through identifying the passion you have carried through this life walk, that which you have yearned for, and beginning to manifest it by taking action towards personally implementing these changes and qualities, we all graduate from adolescents beings, to adults and connected Souls.

A prayer that I have found useful and I offer as a tool for others is:

“Dear Divine God/dess, universal force of creation, please send me the light and assistance I need at this time to implement the changes I have been seeking in my life, as a gift for both myself and the world at large. Please send me the assistance and clear resonance of the Archangels and ascended masters whose clear blessings and messages aid me in personal empowerment so that I may assist others in learning to empower themselves. I ask that my Soul Purpose be a beacon of strength, courage, kindness and compassion in this world, and that through my understanding of my personal journey, I have the tools to encourage others on their journeys. Thank you, Amen, Om and Aho.”

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May your self awareness, your individual light and your gifts to this world, shine forth. May you feel enlivened, impassioned, and joyful as you take the steps necessary to connect with and life, your Soul Path during this life.

with light and respect,

Kamia

 

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