Dream States and the Edge of Consciousness

As with all sentient beings, we act as a type of ‘filter’ for divine source.  We see and reflect, refract and transmutes the divine source, the fabric of the manifest universe, that is birthed into matter, and light, and wisdom and collective unconscious.  We can purify the filters over the course of a thousand lifetimes, to ‘see’ or perceive in incredible ways.  We may also incarnate and have the ability to ‘see’ through multiple levels of reality after carrying light in a specific way from only a few lifetimes.  

Each person is capable of offering their particular aspect of light expansion, in their own unique way.  One personas beauty does not cancel out the beauty of another persons entirely different and still valuable, gifts. Indeed, some of the very opposite in perception can weave together beautifully to create a framework, or tapestry of thought and possibility that deeply benefits the world at large.  Physically minded or spiritually minded, emotionally sensitive, or mentally focused, together each can offer explanations that deepen another individuals connection to their life path by helping to activate cultural or spiritual Memory for a more empowered sense of belonging and compassion.

We all have ways that we ultimately allow for a relaxation of the mind, to create space for heightened sensitivities on the spiritual realm. When I focus my clairvoyance, to ‘look’ and to ‘see’ when someone has asked me for guidance, it is a relaxation of the mind not a huge effortful push.  Like a person who is drifting off into a renewing slumber, we can relax into the navigation of different levels of consciousness.  Relaxation does not mean the same thing for every individual.  Relaxation for one might only happen when intense physical activity has occurred.  In the expression of adrenalin, they open up a space within the consciousness mind to feel ‘safe’ directly afterwards or during, because truly being relaxed for that person might actually equate to physical strength  as indications of safety.  Another may find a pathway through to their akashic record or wisdom through deep mediation in solitude.  In a space with no other humans, they commune with nature, and in this manner can ‘relax’ into opening up their inherent sensitivities such as clairaudience or clairsentience. 

 For those whom are seeking to begin a new cycle of connecting with their particular gifts, I offer the following as gentle suggestions to be explored. *Encouraging each reader to allow their instinctive understanding of their most powerful pathways of self to be their guides, your way may already be more effective for you than the below suggestions.*

1.) Identify when one is truly relaxed.  Is it a relaxation of the physical body that we equate with sensitivity, or is it a pathway that we honour or ignore in another aspect of being?  When do we notice/connect that the reception of our 6th sense was heightened.  For example, when travelling in other countries, because I am not often distracted by my native language, I am more relaxed in ‘listening’ with all of my senses to understand what the emotional, mental or physical climate of my direct surroundings are.  In many ways I would not have equated travelling alone through countries of vast cultural differences as relaxing, and yet with self analysis I can acknowledge that this is so.

2.) Allow for the possibility of this same ‘relaxation’ into conscious expanded reception with clear energy boundaries.  Many people with heightened sensitivities are afraid that in being ‘open’ they will attract harmful and fearful experiences.  This is a valid fear.  A relatable example of this is when we choose to close a door at our physical house, so that we can safely clean, cook and fulfill responsible action.  We do so to indicate to the world at large that they are not welcome without invitation.  For anyone opening gently their psychic perceptions, it is incredibly important to do so in manner that is ‘safe’ with energy boundaries in place.  For further reading on how to create healthful boundaries visit blogpost: Boundaries and Personal Power

3.) Practice.  Practice with recording ones perceptions, practice compassion for the self when it feels unfamiliar to be that trusting of intuitive information.  Practice encouraging those in our lives to trust themselves and their instincts, to learn hard or soft lessons, to take chances in verbally or artistically expressing their heightened natural perceptions.  We all have our own unique path to dance, or climb or fight or meditate through.  We get to be uniquely beautiful in all the stages.

4.) Honestly review what amount of time during ones day or week feels as though it has honoured the perceptions one carries.  Do we allow ourselves to be relaxed and receiving of divine source and guidance every day?  Once a week? Only in times of tragedy?  How does that allotment of ‘time’ or reception sit with us and the goals we hold for a compassionate view of ourselves and our world?  Again there is no ‘right’ time allotment. Some people will live a very fulfilling life having experienced one divinely connected moment for their entire incarnation.  Others will seek expanded levels of consciousness daily.  We get to determine what feels ‘right’ for us in this lifetime, and through the Law of Free Will, we get to change that pattern if after a span of months or years or generations, we are ready for something else.

5.) Keep a sense of humour. Without humour I would never have truly accepted my gifts.  I can laugh at myself and the world.  I can laugh with delight, with outrage with sorrow and with joy.  The movement of the diaphragm during laughter helps to stimulate the third chakra, the power centre at the navel.  Be powerful, clear the energy in the room, space, family or workplace.  Spiritual perceptions can be incredibly serious, but they can also have the beauty of lightheartedness as we explore and practice.

A prayer that I have found useful for those who notice the vibrational shift when affirming/praying aloud is:

“Dear Divine Source, God/dess of Creation, thank you for this life.  Help me to see myself and my evolution as a tool that amplifies the compassionate experience and unfolding in connection to the world at large, of our greater collective unconscious.  Thank you for helping me to expand my energy field to feel more rooted to this planet, so that as I open etherically, I do so with balance through my feet and being on this wondrous planet.  Please help me to find ways to express this unfolding, in service to mass consciousness and to the earth, the planet, the animals, other people, my family and community and my own individual experience.  Please help me to shield from lower vibrations that distract from Divine Love, and to feel connected {every day, once a month, during the year} as is most healthful for me at this time. Thank you for this assistance on every level, Amen, Om and Aho.”

At the edges of our conscious mind we are each consistently receiving waves of energy.  Some are lower frequency and may have fear associated with them.  Some are bright and light and beautiful and help us to see the potential for mankind on this planet.  Like radio stations we tune into, we are each a filter for the energy that pervades the manifest universe.  What are the ways we are all filtering and receiving and sharing for this new shift of time and purpose?  What aspects of the Divine do we openly allow to infuse our energy body and beam out towards the world at large?

This year, may we each make conscious choices about the ways we are conduits of Light,

With respect and appreciation for all those who are shining,

Kamia

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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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Pathways of Compassionate Light

“Coming to the earth plane is a soul level choice that we have all made during our cosmic evolution as incarnated beings at this time. The common threads of light that connect us are brilliant hues of varying vibrations, which have at their center the highest vibration: that of Divine Love. Although many will connect to Divine Love through the modality of different religions with varying names and manners of prayers, I truly believe that when we are connected to God/dess, what we are connecting to is the same radiance, the same light that permeates the universe and shines within us all; what people then choose to do with their inner light, is, of course, governed by the Law of Free Will. We all are given choices daily and throughout our lives to direct our light with free will. This theme repeats in many religions: when in communion with the highest manifestation of Love, we contribute most to the overall positive evolution of our individual lives, our communities, our species and the planet as a whole.
This book is a manifestation of my communion with my Higher Self, the cosmic universe as I perceive it at this time and a desire to communicate an affirmation of our capacity as humans to share in a daily realization of our souls’ ability to radiate and attract Love to the benefit of both soul path growth and universal blessings. In simple speak, this book is an exploration of each individual’s worthiness and capacity to be loved and express love to others. For ‘love’ is a word used daily in the ‘readings’ that I have facilitated for others and the messages I receive from the Angels most often is of teaching and encouraging others to love themselves and therefore share Love with the universe. It is the most prevalent and the ‘loudest’ message of them all.
Compassion and love for the self affords opportunities to heal our etheric, emotional, mental and physical bodies. Often people carry around an energy mantra of I am undeserving. This creates an energy field based on lack and so the energy of the universe that vibrates alongside the person is unbalanced and dim. To connect with pathways of compassionate light is to clear the energy field of the self with positive messages, such as: I can, I will, I deserve. This sends out a ‘chord’ of light to the universe that seeks to connect with the energy matrix uniting all living things: the mountains, the ocean, people, animals and the cosmos at large. Through being kind first to ourselves, feeding our emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical bodies with positive energy and messages, we are able to become an intersection of light that is both supported and aids in sustaining the overall vibration of the universe. The Angels, Ascended Masters and our myriad array of Helpers from the Divine want us to love our Selves so deeply and truly that each cell in our magnificent body begins to vibrate with Love. This is the brightest, loudest, most powerful vibration. We cannot send out these powerful vibrations when we are feeding our own psyche with negative based thoughts. When we invest in ourselves with self-kindness, encouragement, compassion and grace, this personal loving care becomes an investment in the universe at large.”

“May all who read this be reminded daily that your Angels, Guides, Helpers, Higher Self and connection to God/dess is true and pure and that you are a manifestation of Divine Love in every cell of your body.
In offering of this recognition of the light within us all, I would like to share this affirmation that I have found useful for connecting to my Higher Self and the Light within the Universe:

“Dear Universal Consciousness, Archangels, Guardian Angels, Gods and Goddesses, Ascended Masters and Spirits of the Earth, please help me to recognize the light within others, let me perceive their highest vibrational potential so that I may be reminded of my own highest truth.”

Another variation of this affirmation is:

“May I speak, perceive and be a conduit of universal Love in all my actions, and may I forgive myself for the actions as a human that have filled me with guilt or fear, so that in releasing these fears, I make greater space for Love in all that I do. Help me [God/dess, Angels or the Ascended Master you feel most connected to at this time], on all levels to remain grounded into this present reality and incarnation so that I am able to manifest this Love on the physical plane. Amen. Om and Thanks.”

 

Excerpt From: Kamia Shepherd. “Soul Evolution.” iBooks. 

May we each follow pathways of Compassionate light within ourselves, our etheric levels of being and through collective consciousness as a whole.

with light,

Kamia

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The Inner Marriage for Healthful Relationships

We all have a divine masculine and feminine aspect of self. We carry the capacity for these qualities to exist in sacred union within our core. Like an inner marriage, or a spiral of light the two qualities of our being combine to create a central power source that feeds and fuels our life experience, past lives and future incarnations.

This aspect of being on the internal level, the etheric union of self, is mirrored and explored through the relationships that we encounter on the physical plane. Seeking to find a balanced level of divine masculine or feminine self, we will often attract partners, relationships and connections that offer learning and growth. Our highest level of being, our Soul, seeks to filter our natural divine light into our consciousness in a number of ways. Sometimes our relationship experiences seek to spark our protective, self sustaining, fierce or courageous qualities. Other times we are sent opportunities to explore vulnerabilities, softness, gentleness or humour.

We each have an infinite number of qualities, gifts and experiences we are able to attract during the course of several lifetimes. With the gift of clairvoyance, when working alongside others, and exploring my own previous lives, I often see the ways we are each pass alongside previous soul encounters, past life loves, in our current lifetime. The chords of light that connect us to one another and through time and space, carry the resonance and echoes from past lifetimes. How we approach the interactions in our current lifetimes, will renegotiate the energy exchange both in the present and into future encounters, should we incarnate alongside once more. As a teen/young adult I felt bombarded by past life connections. People who I had died alongside, loved or felt hurt by, appearing in this present life with no ‘memory’ of me. Those learning opportunities, many painful, eventually helped me to clearly create boundaries of what I sought to learn as an adult. Many people experience intense connections throughout the course of their present lives, that are deeply impacted by the past life resonance the two individuals share.

With devotion to self awareness, we are offered ample chances to notice the way the divine masculine self, or feminine aspects of being were encouraged, distracted, or depleted through particular combinations. In adult relationships, many people seek to find their soulmate to experience divine and sacred union. Yet it is in connecting and fostering a union of self, that the wholeness of being, that some attribute to an outside source, is truly celebrated. Once this inner marriage occurs, the Soulmate that help to amplify the inner union of self, is more easily attracted into tones energy field.

Through a union of self, the tone of all other relationships will shift. Through discovering the unique qualities of being that are ones own strengths and nurturing qualities, we are each able to identify the ways other people can encourage, support and be celebrated in their own ways for meaningful and lasting relationships. Marriages of all kinds take constant determination by both parties to be growing, recommitting, and honestly exploring the ways the inner marriage of self, the core power source is radiant or feeling depleted of light. A person may have a fierce inner warrior masculine energy that attracts several partners who seek to explore their own warrior self, yet in all honesty, when finding the mate that is most likely to amplify the balanced self, the person may choose someone with a gentle and healing divine masculine attribute. Together the two energies create a balance of light exchange in union, and with the world at large. In another circumstance, the divine feminine aspect of being may have a powerful knowledge or energy for rebirth, death and regeneration, and attract fiery qualities in relationship that help to feed this intense emotional level of being. Yet in balanced partnership the partner who is most suited to amplifying those gifts may carry a grounded divine feminine light who has gifts for patience instead of fire.

Partners, romantic relationships, and marriages all amplify qualities within the two parties in some way. We may choose on a soul level to wade through the intensity of feeling that comes from exploring imbalance for several years, or lifetimes. Yet we always have the power to choose to devote honest exploration of soul path as individuals and to encourage growth and soul development in the beloved. To honour our need for years or lifetimes alone, or those times in which partnership is most aligned with our being. Some relationships last an eternity, through several lifetimes. The resonance of love and union resurfacing to offer gifts through a casual encounter in one life or a union of decades in another. Yet, through each interaction we can ask ourselves courageously, does being with this person bring forth the gifts I have to share with this planet? In a way that provides space and energy for my partner to also amplify their gifts?

The following are two prayers I often use in committed relationship, in the eternal endeavour to balance a unified self and in honouring my beloved husband:

For union of Divine masculine and feminine qualities in the self:

“Dear Divine Source, God/dess of Creation, please send your angels to assist me in uncovering the aspects of self that are in need of the most Love and attention for empowered balance. Please help me to clearly identify the gifts I carry as an individual in a unification of Divine masculine and feminine qualities, to share with this beautiful world. I ask for the assistance of the Archangel Micheal, to cut through chords of fear, as I explore the ways I empower or disempower myself with current life choices. Thank you for the sending the gentle energy of the Divine Feminine in the aspect of Parvati to help me assimilate the ways I am able to nourish and sustain myself through healing, strengthening, self compassion or transformation. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

For renegotiating energy exchange with the beloved:

“Dear Divine Source, God/dess of Creation, please help a balanced energy of Love and well being on all levels, flow between myself and my partner. Please send the Archangels most attuned to our soul paths at this time, to assist us as individuals in union as we seek to better support one another with the highest vibrations of Love. May we each have the courage, the grace and the compassion to bring out the divine light we foster, for the good of our marriage, our community and the world at large. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

The power of words when prayed, affirmed or spoken aloud, carry the resonance of our intent. If it is with a faith and pure intention that we seek to know ourselves as individuals and to honour the individual journey of our partners, we are better equipped to identify what needs to shift in relationship, either with ourselves or one another to bring about a more balanced flow of energy on the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual plane. If one quality of being or one person in relationship is always the dominant energy, the imbalance will amplify energy that is perhaps not for the highest good of any. It is a constant renegotiation of ones light, core seIf, soul purpose and feelings of deservedness for joy, that we each must navigate. Yet we are all multidimensional beings, capable of balance, of investment and diversity of energy. We can be honest about where our focus must be for partnership balance and health. We are all capable of amplifying our own and one anthers light. May we each choose to find balance within ourselves, and to help create balance in the world at large through relationship.

 

with Light and respect,

Kamia

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*Related Blogpost:

Healing Past Life Relationships for Present Life Wellness

Sacred Sex and Individual Light Sharing

 

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

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Will Power and the Internal Flame

Words have power. The power that we give them when we use them with consciousness, the power that they carry when they are spoken or written or thought and sent as prayers. There are moments when we hear, read, or write particular words during out lifetime, and in the moment, we have a visceral reaction, as if there is a piece of our spirit that is returning ‘home’ to a greater understanding of our place in the grand cosmos and our experience of ‘life’.

With focus and intention, we can harness the resonance of a word, of our own divine will, and activate the powerful tool of being present, aware and intentional in the ways in which we direct our life force and are effected on a energy level by the use of words. What are the words of self Love, Divine connection, Soul Purpose commitment and Peace we each have inside of us, waiting to be birthed?

There is a particular power shift when we discover the true measure of our own Free Will. The ability to discern and activate light expansion and direct the course of our lives through the choices we make and the parameters we consciously create. One of the most powerful sayings that I use, and share with others is the simple practice of saying aloud

“There is only space for Light in this space.”

I have used this saying during times where I felt in danger, I have used it to clear the energy in a home, and I have often used it as I approached a scenario or conversation in which there is fear based energy present. Through the power of intention and direct invocation of the Law of Free Will, there is an etheric surge of energy that creates a lattice of energy, like a net, web or wall, that diffuses all lower vibrations and allows for only the highest vibrations of love, compassion, truth and integrity to be present. This invocation of focused intention is so powerful, that it can literally transform the physical reality, surrounding one. The mental level of awareness also shifts with this intention, allowing for a heightened ability to creatively problem solve, see solutions and discern opportunities for safely navigating people, places and experiences. When I use the words, I often visualize the light of Archangel Micheal like a fiery white, and blue flame, surrounding my body and self, burning through fearful thoughts and self doubt. The focus of this visualization the physical words being spoken, all anchor my will and intention in a manner that eliminates self doubt and ego based distractions. We all experience fear on different levels. The brighter the receptive quality a person carries for broadcasting light into this present reality, the more likely they will be to create several fearful circumstances on one of the levels, physical, mental, emotional or spiritual that offers opportunities to connect with and strengthen their will. The challenges that we each face and encounter are forging us into stronger, more competent beings when we approach or navigate them with Faith that we can ultimately emerge with greater tools, knowledge and personal wisdom.

During times in life when I have waged spiritual, emotional or mental battles for my own growth, it is in the power of the simplest words, spoken, thought and affirmed that I have broken through the fear based patterns. The internal battles we wage can be all consuming. As if we have walked or thrown ourselves into the metaphorical pit of fire. Yet, in this fire, in the light that can be channeled as the fiery sword energy of Archangel Micheal who cuts away disempowerment and fear, or the power of the goddess energy Durga, who cuts through illusions and fear, we are able to emerge as the distilled, amplified version of Self we each can choose to be. When we make a conscious choice to honor our own unique gifts, in the aspects of diving into our own psyche and perceptions, and navigating a spiritual connection that can act as a rope of light, an anchor and radiant energy source to our present incarnation, we will be tested in accordance with the power of our will. No sooner have we set an intention to make a change, or allow growth, then previous lessons or larger lessons that reflect this choice will present themselves before us. For example we may choose to eliminate a toxic substance from our diet, only to then create three different social circumstances in which this substance is available and offered. Our will and our faith in our own worthiness to heal, grow and implement self and divine Love is tested. Did we make a commitment to self with the strength of focus that originates from a place of our ultimate core resonance? And if so, do we allow this determination to expand and pulse out into the physical world, a fuel source of Divine Will that changes our physical reality and allows us to walk away from unhealthy patterns? Or did we make a choice with only a half-hearted determination of will? One that still has fear based self doubt attached to it? By discerning our own pathways of consciousness, and true motivation for patterns and choices we activate empowerment.

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One of the prayers that I have used to bring a deeper level of self awareness into directing my free will and determinations is:

“Dear God/dess Force of Creation, please amplify my light, and connection to my Higher Self so that I can easily discern the ways in which I am able to empower myself to be True to my Soul Purpose and Path. I ask that all lower vibrations of self-doubt, insecurities and mistrust, in my own Divine Power, be removed with the assistance of the warrior/ess energy of Archangel Micheal and Durga. I ask that I release fearful imprinting form this and previous lifetimes so that I may implement and live as a conduit of Divine Love, Peace and Joy. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

What light do we all carry from the beginning of our Soul’s journey through time, that we are seeking to expand at this time in the present? Through the direction of willpower, we are responsible for giving this energy the space, respect and activation. We are all powerful in our expression of the Divine Light that connects all living beings. We choose to dampen or strengthen this light every day.

May the light within you grow, expand and break free of constrictions that have been placed upon it through this or previous lifetimes.

With light and respect for your journey,

Kamia

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An Expanded View Expands Consciousness

One of the greatest gifts any of us can experience, is to have the ability to ‘see’ beyond what is directly in front of us, and use our etheric perceptions for a ‘greater world view.’

Highly sensitive people act like beacons for other people still expanding their sensitivity. A highly sensitive energetic person will often have people and situations approach them that seek expression and clearing through the gifts of radiant etheric intensification the highly sensitive individual carries. In plain terms, if you are highly sensitive, other people may come around you to dump their emotions and energy, as you activate a clearing and detoxifying through your own resonance. Sometimes, these interactions can feel challenging or overwhelming. When this happens, a healthy tool is to verbalize and act on ones need for personal space, and alignment.

At times in life when we each experience challenges, despair, negativity or suffering, it is through an Expansion of View that we are often able to reignite our connection to personal power and the Divine. All people emit energy vibrations. And all people receive the vibrations of others. We are each at varying levels of consciousness and awareness in terms of our sensitivity to the reception and sharing of this etheric reality. When we seek time and space to foster self awareness and balance, we are emitting a frequency, a music so to speak, or a light combination, that draws to us people also seeking to find personal alignment. For example, during struggles with an interpersonal relationship, it is easy to see the ways in which another person directly effects our feelings. Yet, from an expanded view, from a place in which we have self empowered ourselves to step back and ‘see more,’ we may find that another persons experience has very little to do with us, and much more to do with the challenges, growth and learning their Soul and self are experiencing at this time. As a highly sensitive person, there can be times in life when encountering other peoples feelings that cascade forth, feels like entering a tidal wave or chaotic tornado. Yet, through meditation, yoga, and daily practices that bring us personal balanced, we are better able to discern a tidal wave of emotion or energy as it approaches us, and divert it through sending prayers for transformation and healing to the person emitting the frequency. In this manner, our ‘greater seeing’ allows us to empathize with other peoples personal struggles, and stay connected to our personal power through sharing compassion, encouragement and the gift of healthy boundaries. In this way we can share with others the gifts of empathy, compassion and encouragement, without feeling as though we are living out their struggles for them.

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Visiting a place with rushing water can be a powerful tool for clearing the energy of others that we are carrying. I find it a powerful tool for prayer when I seek to encourage others along their path, or diffuse any lower vibrations that have been sent towards me. While near water, my expanded view allows for a vision of the world in which we are each flowing in our own directions, and each seeking to emit our own unique music and frequency the best way we are able to at the time.

A prayer that I practice often is:

“Dear Divine Life force of this universe, thank you for the blessings you share with all living beings. Thank you for the light you offer to infuse my cells and being, as I grow, just as all living things are growing. Please help me to attune my personal frequency to the highest vibrations of Love, Peace, and Compassion and to retain this resonance during each of my interactions with other people and the planet. I ask that the water I visit, clear all karmic debris I am ready to release, and allow for an energy shift to transmute lower vibrations into new vital life force. Please send light beings aligned with (insert people names that are in the midst of challenges, or causing one challenges) to assist them on their journey and remind them of the light and choices they each carry. Thank you Amen, Om and Aho.”

The beauty of water, is that it flows through, around and over obstacles. Just as we, the people upon the planet are capable of changing directions, flowing with enthusiasm and connected consciousness towards new goals, ideals, peace and hope. Even when we see or are affected by choices and actions other people make and the vibration they emit, from an expanded view we remain connected to the awareness that each human has the personal power to make new choices every day, with each new awakening of self. We are all growing, flowing, moving, learning and choosing every minute of the day. We can choose to pause, in our forward momentum on the physical level, to find time and space to ‘expand our consciousness’ through an expanded view of the world, and our connected future as a whole, and retain this expanded awareness for clarity and perspective. What are the ways in which today affords a clearing of energy on a collective scale and a reinvigoration of personal and cosmic energy on a grander scale? Can we make choices individually to speak, act and manifest from a place of personal balance and peace, so that we effect a greater tidal wave of co-created vibrations for hope and compassion?

May we each feel connected to a greater awareness of our Self, our relationships, our collective world, and the ways in which we are each able to contribute to the co-creation of this present, and our future, reality of Earth.

with light and respect,

Kamia

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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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“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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