Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Detoxing the Old World:Who You Are is Your Only Currency

A post on Facebook this morning, made me think about the process of detoxing. Its a deep process that can bring up a lot of old emotions, which however, once accessed and flushed, keep us out of the doctor's and the therapist's office. I remember during my first intense detox, I was also doing my advanced counseling skills training intensive for my masters in Transpersonal Psychology. I did not plan it that way, the two just "happened" to overlap. We were doing group processes all day and I cried at the drop of a hat throughout. It was like I had no filter, no barrier between myself and whatever triggered my emotions. A barrier that was usually well in place. I realized then that something about the food I was eating was acting as an emotional shield. But I also had many breakthroughs and memories of things I had forgotten coming very close to the surface during those two weeks. Some of those pieces were important for my own healing.

Physical detox can be a very effective way of accessing the parts of the emotional body we usually silence with food. Gluten and sugar being the two main food drugs of choice for many. There was a therapy center when I was living in London during the 90s that dealt with survivors of serious trauma, not just childhood trauma, but war trauma and torture- serious end of the spectrum stuff that survivors usually shut off. One of the ways they used to help people get in touch with repressed trauma was sleep deprivation. They would run a week long therapy group, during which they did not allow the willing participants to sleep much and around day three "stuff" began to pop out of people's psyches. A die hard approach and not for the faint of heart, but same concept. The idea is to take away some of the ways in which we naturally defend ourselves from challenging and psyche-splitting material. Not suggesting anybody here tries this at home without psych-support from a trained professional, but sharing as this is often the opposite direction we go in as a society.

As a society we are sitting on humongous amounts of pain. Pain from faulty child rearing practices, starting from the very first time we are hang upside down and slapped at birth, to school systems where grades count more than true soul development. Work and economic environment of an increasingly corporate world, in which the psychopathic and the narcissistic are promoted and rewarded. Unstable family units often split by divorce, from which more pain is generated. Not trying to be depressing, but just pointing out that, for many reasons, especially at the level of mass consciousness, we are sitting on an avalanche of unprocessed emotional material, which, as a society, we are constantly engaged in keeping at bay, with things such as sugar and gluten foods, alcohol, cigarettes and psychiatric drugs- and encouraged to do so, as happy slaves make good workers - the fact that its all artificial happy does not seem to matter for the functioning of the "machine".

Wearing one's pain is also seen as a negative thing. People in pain are often judged, marginalized and told to get a grip or get medicated. We are not given the time to process grief , loss, sorrow and setbacks. Even the new spirituality does nothing but point fingers at people who are not smiley happy at all times, which can result in even more isolation, because even sharing of difficulties with spiritual people, often leads to being judged or lectured. I dare to say that much of the new spirituality is nothing but a quick fix approach to a "produce - be happy- be successful" route to consumerist based goals.

But this is not a post on new age bashing. Nor a gripe about the ills of the world. More instead an observation of where we are at, as a collective, as the dysfunctional ethos upon which much of our current world set up is based is coming to a close. Our world as we know it,  is collapsing in many ways, and with the death of the American dream and so many people going belly up financially or having huge difficulties holding it all together, many are no longer able to self soothe with externals. We are being brought face to face with our pain, sense of loss, sense of failure in a world that has trained us to think that the only thing that counts is an external form of success. And this is true also for the spiritual people, as so much of our current spiritual mindset of late, has been transformed into the spiritual equivalent of a get rich quick scheme, where what one creates counts more that who one is.

As the props that keep our inner pain together vanish under the tidal wave of change, we will have to dig deeper for our true sense of worth. There will be no more hiding from our inner shadows and for that which lurks under the surface, unhealed.

We are all together wading through our own version of collective sleep deprivation trauma healing workshop. And together we are challenged to let go of the dysfunctional ways of judging ourselves and one another which we have picked up from a society that teaches us to be separate and to prove ourselves to one another through what we have achieved. We are being challenged to move into a new paradigm, that is all about being authentic, frailties, failures, warts and all, where who we are counts more than what we can show in a portfolio or a resume. We are moving into a time in which the inner quality of who we are is the only currency. 

This is the stage of our life as humans on the planet, in which we learn about collective compassion. Where we learn to hold our own and each other's journeys in the heart, with all its ugliness and with all its beauty. It is a very Plutonian time, where no stone is left unturned.

The end result is ultimately a coming into oneness, where all journeys are one journey, that we travel as one. A journey into self love and the acceptance, knowing that all the externals are just props on a stage we set up for our own self exploration into meaning. But props that don't define us and that we can shed at any time. Just the container for a Soul story that wanted to be told.

Wishing you well on our shared journey into the next phase of our world :-)

much love


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Psychic Tools for Mercury Retrograde

Sometimes we can get into a communication jam with people. Especially with loved ones, this can be very painful. We want to talk but somehow they are not hearings us. Or we are so filled with e
motion that we don't manage to communicate clearly. Or we have come to a place where we are now so triggered, that both parties have stopped listening and a fight just escalates.

Step one is to take a time out. Step away from the situation and clear your mind and energy, may this be an hour or a couple of days.

Step two is to ask for the patterns that have been triggered to be cleared. For both parties. If the argument is a long standing one there may be both childhood patterns and/or karmic patterns that need shifting before a new kind of communication can be initiated. You can borrow my healing councils and ask them to do this energy clearing for you.

Step there is to take some silent time and ask for the loved ones spirit/soul to come into your psychic space. If you can visualize this, it helps with the process. If you are claireaudient, this may help even more. Get into a place of love and vulnerability and communicate with sincerity the issue to them on the inner planes. Send them love as you do so. When people come to us on the inner planes, they often appear in their authentic state, beyond the need for masks and protections. If you can see them or hear them, this in itself may help you understand and love them through this, as you will see the truth of the situation, which during guarded times, people sometimes hide.

Remind them of how much you love them, despite the disagreements and miscommunications. You will often find that the person's being will talk back to you on the inner planes and explain their own true position on things and the reasons for their behavior, beyond what they would tell you at the personality level. A dialogue may ensue. If you reach resolution at this level, you will often find that resolution will follow on the physical plane also. The person will call. Or the argument will be resolved. Or you will understand why one had to walk away.

If the situation is particularly heavy, ask for both souls to find a solution that works for both as you sleep. Ask also for assistance from Source, in working with the energies and people involved, so as to bring back harmony and love and dissolve all that is illusion and separation.

Trust in the ability of love to create miracles, even in the most dire of situations. And be willing to shift and change your default positions. Stay open, be willing, move forward, forgive, as much as is appropriate. Without compromising your soul's non negotiables, be willing to compromise as much as is healthy.

Wishing all great healing communications and resolutions, during the last moments of this mercury retrograde time and the days that follow ahead

Much love and blessings


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