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

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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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Peace with Children, Beauty in the World.

A child enters the world, a bright beautiful soul, descending into the physical reality that will be their body, and through the first years of their life, they begin to construct a framework for ‘what is’ and ‘what isn’t’. Many of the children at this time, have entered the physical reality with immense energy gifts. They are able to ‘see’, ‘hear’, ‘feel’, and ‘sense’, the other layers of the world around them such as the etheric realm, the spirit world, the dimension of fairies, the ascended masters that walk beside them, the archangels and angels that are with them, and the past lives of those that have journeyed before and with them. These children seek a safe way to express, balance or acknowledge their extra sensory gifts with the world.

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To a child who can easily see the emotional imprint of people that have lived before, or children who claim to have a ‘friend’ that no one else can see, or happily talk to an archangel like Michael, by name, being offered tools for acknowledging, nurturing, allowing exploring these gifts is a vital step in their evolution.

Highly sensitive children and adults are often all eager to develop tools such as body movement, breathing and encouraging gentle words for empowering themselves to feel balanced. Breathing offers a bridge between the physical, emotional and spiritual pathways. It can calm the mental body, and release anxiety and empower the Self. More than any other tool a child can utilize, as they navigate a world that does not always support them, learning to breathe deeply can change their entire experience.

In the last months I have begun teaching children’s yoga. It is my karmic offering to the universe to share teachings and tools with children to promote a greater sense of ‘self‘ and Peace. Sometimes simply sitting in a sacred space where they are safe to focus on their own perceptions, affords them vital time they need to feel more ‘balanced’ and peaceful towards their own experience of the world. During the sacred space we we seek create, I notice that there are certain words, and themes that cause a relaxation the levels of their physical, energetic, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Some of these words are used in phrases are as follows:

“As you connect with your heart beat, what do you notice about the way that it sounds?”

“Take a moment, as your breathe deeply, to feel the strength of your own unique thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of the world.”

“Imagine the warmth of the sun sending healing energy through all of the cells of your body. Let that warmth of the sunlight be like a hug from someone you love.

Children do not have the same erected energy/mental framework as adults have about ‘what is’ and ‘what is not’. Asking a child to gather rainbows with their fingers, will on the energy plane, draw in a divine network of light to a room, or building, as the child literally draws in etheric rainbows from their innate connection to the Divine.

Asking children to breathe from their center, and teaching them to expand their bellies with each breathe, empowers them to speak with greater confidence as their body and brains are equally nourished with oxygen saturated blood. It also helps them center themselves into their ‘personal power’, the chakra at the stomach from which our assertive, power center is stimulated.  Children of different heritages, religions, spiritual practice, genders and age, each carry seeds of the Divine. Whatever name is used, is not as important as the idea that as they seek to express their own unique sparks of light, they are offered some tools that can be universal. We all breathe and move, and at the end of a yoga class I ask them to rub their hands together and place their warm palms on their eyes. ‘I see the Beauty within myself. I see the Beauty within the world’ they say. And then they let their hands fall and they look around at each other. The last thing we all do in unison is thank one another for sharing beauty in our own unique ways.

When a person feels connected to their sense of self worth, they are capable of acknowledging the worth and value in others, the environment, and the world at large. There is a direct link between the energy framework each person carries surrounding their belief that they have Beauty to offer this world, and their relationship to body, spirit and love. As adults, parents, teachers, friends, and humans, we are all gifted with Beauty. Sometimes as an adult we require extra care and assistance to uncover the beauty we learned to hide due to childhood and life experience. Yet a simple saying, whether silent or uttered as a prayer, is one that can transform our reality, and redesigns the energy framework we each carry around regarding our perceptions of the world.

My prayer for any to use that feel guided to at this time:

“Dear God/dess, please help me to center myself, so that I am more receptive to receiving the Beauty and gifts of the universe around me. Please send the light of Archangel Jophiel, White Tara, White Buffalo Calf Woman, Saraswati and the Blessed Mother to help me connect with the light I have brought into this incarnation, so that I may share it, and celebrate it, with each breath. Thank you. Amen, Aho and OM.”

We all carry Beauty. It is akin to Innocence, and its acknowledgment creates a pathway to Peace. It is the spark that shines with joy and confidence, encouraging the self, and all those it encounters, to grow. As we grow, as children grow, may we remember to gift one another, and nurture, this Beauty.

with light and respect for your journey,

Kamia

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Balancing the Wheel of Self

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How many times in one life, or in a thousand lifetimes do we live, and die and rebirth? Sometimes I awake like a baby bird, tentatively exploring the world with ‘new’ eyes. The world around me fragile yet filled with possibilities and light, a reflection of the internal transformation that I have recently emerged from.

Over the past four days I embarked on a journey, a commitment of self to travel through the internal ‘wheel’ of awareness and allow for transformation, regeneration, and growth. When we actively acknowledge that we have been, or are in need of a re-birthing of self, there are several levels that can benefit from devotion of energy.

Intense energy is circling the planet, our individual lives, countries and the globe at large. Each of us has our own path and journey, our own evolution of soul, and each of us will experience a ‘rebirthing’ of self several times throughout each individual lifetime. Parts of us live and die as we forge or release relationships, become parents, change directions in jobs, leave or build new homes. The shifting seasons are a kind of mirror, an offered prayer to remember all that we have planted, let sleep, seen grow, and harvested in the cycle of our individual years.

As a child, my parents took me to Medicine Wheel Gatherings. The first was with Sun Bear in the early 1990’s. They held my hand and asked me to listen with my spirit and heart as I walked the circle of stones. I have visited temples, monasteries and churches around the world, and always endeavor to walk with this same listening of spirit and heart. With this internal perception, though I may not understand the words that have been written in other languages in each sacred space, I feel and connect with the heart energy, the resonance of the earth and the prayers that have been placed in such sacred space’s keeping. There is a vibration of Peace, of self love and divine love that thrums across time and space, culture and language. We all have access to it, we all are capable of broadcasting it.

To rediscover this resonance within us, sometimes we require an active commitment of self, a meditation or personal mantra that allows for clarity on each level of awareness to connect with the internal and universal resonance of light. These commitments of self can become journeys that span the globe, or take but a few precious moments each day amidst our other routines. The intuitive yearning that we each can connect to, guides us as individuals along the ‘right’ path for us.

Five days ago, the fiery energy sweeping across the planet, the intense wave of transformational energy, indicated to me, that it was time for a re-birthing of self. I was tired, on many levels. I asked my angels and guides for assistance in helping me choose a regenerative practice that would bring about the greatest balance, and what they ‘showed’ me was an image of myself as a child, walking in the soft sunlight, around a medicine wheel.

In honor of the four directions on the wheel, I spent a day devoted to each aspect of self; the trust, innocence and enthusiasm of physical being, the emotional and introspective qualities of self, the wisdom of spiritual receptive knowledge and finally the freedom of enlightenment and mental clarity.

The physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies all receive and transmit daily. Each cell in the body is a reflection, a mirror vibrating what is occurring on each level of its existence. To revitalize cells can require a devotion of energy for loving kindness, forgiveness, hope and healing. They can require this not only through kind words, healthy food, prayer or mantra and meditation but also through allowing for assistance to come from the Divine, in whatever name, or spiritual path we have presently chosen.

As I complete my internal medicine wheel, the clairvoyant aspect of my being ‘sees’ a revitalized self. I am like a wheel that can roll forward once more, balanced by having acknowledged and released energy on each level that I was ready to move beyond. Were some of the days uncomfortable, painful, sad? Absolutely. Were they also awash with gentleness, acceptance, peace and relief? Absolutely.

I carry forward a new version of self, an integrated being.

Whatever steps, time or focus, our inner knowing is encouraging us to take, to return to a place of feeling balanced, grounded and able to flow in this world, it is vital to listen. The fire of transformation can feel like it burns us, or it can be a glow, a spark and a tended fire that fuels us. Our honoring of our own need for dying, death and rebirth on each level, is a natural progression towards a collective rebirthing. We can birth Peace.

A prayer with the assistance of ascended masters and angels to encourage a gentle rebirthing experience:

“Dear God/dess, please send me the assistance and Gentle messages I need at this time to guide me towards self healing and rebirth. Please help me identify with the inner wisdom I carry, the ways in which I can encourage my own cycle of release, regeneration, and growth.

I ask that the light of Jesus, the healing wisdom that can be carried by each of us, be ignited within me, to assist in the choices I make each day.

I ask that the light of the spirit helpers, the earth keepers such as White Buffalo Calf Woman, encourage me to connect with the planet as well as the Peace within myself.

Please send the archangels that are working with me at this time, to re-evaluate and recognize all of the transformation I have accomplished in this life as well as any other, so that I may have the courage to rise from this current cycle, with more Love and Light to share with the world.

I am receptive towards all light based assistance for this transformation. Thank you, Amen, Om, and Aho”

with light and respect,

Kamia

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Making Space For Love

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Many people believe, that finding their soulmate would require a miracle.  That the odds of finding that special fire in another soul that brings out the best within themselves, and gives a feeling of balance is the stuff of dreams or fairytales.  Yet the truth, as I perceive it, is that finding the ultimate in loving relationship does not require an act of God, but rather an act of unity within the self, that allows the divine within each human to shine forth.  This shining allows the Soul mates to ‘see’, ‘feel’ and ‘recognize’ the special light of one another through the veil of flesh, ego, and distance.

Many people believe that to find their soulmate they would be willing to sacrifice something, and though this sentiment of belief in sacrifice is one that is echoed in many religions for receiving grace from a deity or god, what the angels would ask to be sacrificed, or released, is very different from the offerings people often believe they should make.  The angels ask that to attract love, we create space within our lives, ourselves and our auras by releasing these things:

Fear: of being unworthy of another’s Love.

Guilt: that the decisions that have been made in life leading to this place, have made you undeserving of Love.

Procrastination: ignoring the small nudges in the directions of self nurturing, health and wellness, and following the yearning of the heart for career changes, or a new home or location of living.

Ego: that negative voice or self talk that repetitively says ‘you can’t or won’t or shouldn’t.  

The Divine Force, whether called God or Goddess,Creator, or another name, works with the Higher-self, the soul-flame that is your own unique resonance, and encourages this resonance to ‘vibrate’ to make the music so to speak, or its highest potential at all times.  This is not an urging to always achieve, or to be perfect in thought and deed and action, but rather to sing with joy for the experience of living with voice, action or creation.  

When we first allow the healing and Love for ourselves to flow from the earth and the angels into our being, we begin to vibrate at a higher rate, to send out a beacon of angel-like sound or light that calls across space and time to another soul that is vibrating at a similar level.  To give up fear, guilt, procrastination of life purpose and negative ego,  creates expansive space for Love to fill.

The secret to attracting a deep life affirming love is simple.  Begin every day with these words or a variation of a similar theme that resonates with you:

“I am loved by the universe.  I speak, feel, perceive and act with Divine Love. My body, self and being are reflections of Love, and my guardian angels send me clear and constant reminders of my Souls worthiness of this Love. Please (God/Goddess) and Angels, help me to clearly communicate and understand a healthy, life affirming love in all my relationships, and to safely recognize my Soulmate with joy.”

A mantra has incredible healing and manifesting power.  Especially one that is centered on loving the self.  Archangel Jophiel in her radiant fuchsia hues steps forward with wide wings of light that help to beautify the consciousness by sweeping away fear, guilt, ego and procrastination.  Archangel Gabriel whispers messages of encouragement and draws a beacon of light across the map of life to send alternate messages of direction.  With a lightening strike of blue light, Archangel Michael steps forward to cut away any chords of negative energy that are left over from previous relationships.  Ask Archangel Michael to help cut the chords, while also ask for Archangel Raphael to send healing on all levels to the body, mind, spirit and heart.

All of the Angels, your personal guardians as well as the dynamic team of Archangels that are messengers of God(dess) wish you to celebrate your life with loving radiance, and to have this love reflected back at you in friendships, family (whether family of the heart or biological), and romantic partners. 

May your day be filled with Blessings and Light,

Kamia

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