Are You Getting Splinters From Sitting On The Fence?

December 29th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

If you are getting painful splinters from sitting on the fence in some area of your life, what better time than now, the start of the new year, to resolve to free up the log jam. Prolonged indecision is a major source of emotional distress and mental misery that can only get worse. Life is dynamic, always in motion. You are either moving forward or backward.

As my friend, Patrice, says: “If you don’t tell the Universe what you want, the Universe will give you leftovers!”

Yuck!

In this historic time of accelerated change and escalating uncertainty, with every aspect of life in flux for all of us, you have the greatest opportunity to carve away what is not working in your life, and reshape what remains into a life that you will love; a life that has loads of space for YOU and YOUR dreams!

It takes courage to take charge of your life; to get off the fence at whatever crossroads you’ve been facing; to let go of what is not working and forge ahead with clear intention of what you want to create for yourself.

The things that can keep you stuck at a crossroad are numerous, but here are a few:

1. Confusion. You may not know what you do want. You just know that what you have isn’t it!
2. Fear of what will happen to you if you rock the boat
3. Afraid you will be thought of as selfish, or unreasonable, or ungrateful
4. Not wanting to hurt others feelings

Often your heart’s desire is buried so deep under limiting beliefs such as “it’s not practical,” or “what will people think,” or “I don’t know where to begin,” or “I don’t how I can take care of myself financially” or “I don’t want to disappoint, or hurt (fill in the blank),” and on and on, that keeps you paralyzed at the crossroads until the emotional pain becomes unbearable.

Unfortunately, waiting until the pain is unbearable sets the stage for regrettable conversations, self-sabotaging ultimatums, rash decisions, and destructive actions.

Here’s what you need to do:

1.    Be honest with yourself about what is not working.
The truth will set you free!

2.    Get clear on what you do want.
This is easier said than done, I know! If you don’t know what you do want, start with listing what you don’t want any more of. This will often bring to the surface what you do want.

3.    Create a step-by-step plan to carve away what is not working.
Start with the least volatile area and begin by saying “no” (without guilt or shame) to at least one thing you don’t want more of, and “yes” to at least three things you do want more of.

4.    Reshape what remains through heart-based renegotiation with the people involved in the areas that need to change.
Keep in mind that relationships never end (even with death), they only change. No matter how badly others may have behaved, it is in your own best interest to make the needed changes with grace and ease, rather than with acrimony and bitterness. (Your nervous system and your immune system will thank you!)

BOTTOM LINE: “The way things are, is the way things will be, until a change is made.”(Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics.) Wishing and hoping that things will change on their own doesn’t work. And, being resentful and tolerating the intolerable ages you inside and out. You must be willing to change the energetic dynamics of a deadlocked situation by taking the first step in doing something (anything!) different. When you shift, others have to shift. It is not possible for things to continue as they have once you have shifted, even if the shift is a little one.

TIP: Ask yourself the question “if nothing changes, what will my life look like five years from now?” If you don’t like the answer, vow to begin the process of change NOW!

P.S. You can’t grow yourself by yourself. Life Sculpting Coaching is a powerful, fast track system for gently carving away what is not working in your life, and soulfully reshaping what remains into the life your heart and soul are yearning for.

I currently have two openings for Life Sculpting Coaching clients. To see if this is your next step, go here and fill out the contact form requesting a complimentary 15 – 20 minute telephone session to see if my Be the Woman You Were Born to Be Program is right for you.

What crossroads are you facing? Email your experience to me at jennifer@jennifergrainger.com or call me at (209)369-6188. I’d love to hear from you!

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This Be the Woman You Were Born to Be blog is published on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. I’ll “see” you in our next post on January 11, 2012!

Happy New Year!

Joyfully,
Jennifer

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Are Caterpillars Afraid to Become Butterflies?

October 14th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

Does a caterpillar experience fear and anxiety as it
enters the end of its life cycle when it begins forming
its own coffin (chrysalis)?

Does it know that the only life it has known,
crawling and munching its way through leaves,
is going away forever?

Does it have any idea that its earthbound caterpillar
body is going to completely dissolve into a mushy goo
and from that goo emerge a butterfly . . . free to fly?

What if you knew (without a doubt) that the complete
destruction of life as you have known it is a perfect
evolutionary process from which you will emerge as
a transformed being . . . one that is free to live the
joyful, abundant life that your heart and soul are meant
to live?

Wouldn’t that take the fear out of watching the obvious
daily disintegration of life as we have known it that is
taking place in every sector . . . education . . . health care
. . . government, not to mention the obvious world-wide
collapse of the monetary system?

Imagine what it would be like to trade in the fear and anxiety
for anticipation and excitement about the new that is emerging!
And there is plenty of great things rising up to replace what is
disintegrating . . . you just don’t hear about in mainstream media.

For more than a year my spirit guides have been telling us that
we have nothing to fear . . . to not struggle to hang on to anything
that is leaving, for it is making room for much greater joy and
happiness to enter.

We all needs reminders that we are co-creators in our lives.
Nothing is happening to us. Life is happening through us.

Granted there are monumental challenges ahead. Challenges are
how we grow. My spirit guides have told us we are co-creating
the future we are stepping into. What we focus on today is setting
into motion what we will experience tomorrow.

Here are 5 principles that will help you stay focused on creating
what you want, NOT what you DON’T want!

1. You always get what you think about, whether you want it or not.
(Yikes!)

2. What you focus on expands, what you are grateful for multiplies.
(Yay!)

3. Worrying is wishing for what you don’t want . . . and getting it!
(Say nay to worry!)

4. You never run out of money, you only run out of ideas.
(Get quiet, open your mind and heart and be prepared to be inspired!)

5. Every adversity has within it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill said that. He also said “What the mind of man (or woman)
can conceive and believe, he (she) can achieve.”

BOTTOM LINE: You can’t think clearly when you are afraid. Right this
minute some divinely inspired person is setting forth on a project that will
serve millions and make millions!

In order for you to receive this always-available inspiration that
can turn your life’s lemons into lemonade, you must take control of what
you are willing to give your attention to.

Turn away from mainstream media that is based on fear, fear and more fear.
Evict negative people from your social circle. If you can’t make them go away,
then simply stop engaging in the “ain’t it awful” dialogs with them.

TIP: Take charge of what comes to your inbox. Replace the bad news with the
massive amounts of GOOD NEWS available every day, if you just know where
to look (it won’t be in mainstream, that’s for sure!)

Subscribe to Ode: the magazine for Intelligent Optimists! Check out
the Good News Network (http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org), Take a
peek at The Shift Network (http://www.theshiftnetwork.com) Listen to
some of the recordings from the recent Healthy Money Summit (http://www.healthymoneysummit.com)

Pretty soon you’ll be in “the loop” of the good news emails. Are you ready
to trade in doom and gloom for bloom and blossom? Then do it! Your choices
are creating your life, decision by decision. That is how powerful you are!

P.S. If you’d like to get on the fast track of living the life you were born to live,
take a look at my Be the Woman You Were Born to Be program. Just go to http://www.jennifergrainger.com and click on Life Sculpting Coaching and sign up for
the free 20 minute introductory session. If you are feeling stuck in your life, or
worse than stuck, running as fast as you can on a treadmill going nowhere, I guarantee that in our free 20 minute session I will open the doorway to your next step that will lead you in the direction of creating the life you’d love to live!

P.P.S. Keep an eye out for your email invitations to join me on the
1st and/or 3rd Thursday evenings each month at my home in Lodi, or the
4th Wednesday of each month in Stockton at Dragonfairy metaphysical store
for the Oasis in the Midst of Chaos gathering.

You’ll  hear an inspiring message from my guide and experience a guided meditation that will take you deep inside to connect with your own inner wisdom. These evenings are like a complete reboot of your energy systems. You’ll get realigned with your soul’s destiny and start again with a clean slate when you return to your everyday life so that you can surf the chaos and navigate the flow of this evolutionary leap all of humanity is taking.

Give me a call if you have questions. 209-369-6188.

OK. So what do you think? Where are you in the metamorphosis process in your life? Still “crawling and munching leaves?” Sitting in a puddle of “goo?” Working your way out of the chrysalis? Waiting for your wings to dry? Flying free?

Just click on the “comment” link below and enter your thoughts there. I’d love to hear from you!

This newsletter is published on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. I’ll “see” you in our next newsletter on October 26th.

Love and light

Jennifer

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Making the Shift from Being Outer-Directed to Inner-Directed

August 9th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

Just like most of you, I am in the midst of major transitions, both
internally in my personal and spiritual growth, and externally in
restructuring my right livelihood (business restructure).

One of the reasons you haven’t heard from me in a while is I’ve
been in spiritual boot camp for the last several months. That’s
where spirit kicks the sh*t out of you to demand that you step into
being the person you were born to be.

Turns out that all these years I’ve been hiding behind my website,
my guides and my writing, thinking I could do what I came to do
without risking the visibility and vulnerability that comes with
public speaking.

It is so much easier to just close my eyes, open my mouth and let
the Ascended Masters speak through me. Yet it became clear
that my mission is to go public
to let people know how to shift from being outer-directed (living from the programming we got as kids) to being inner-directed (reconnected to our 6th sense/inner-wisdom) and living the life we were born to live.

What makes me a credible expert in that department is that I was born an
ordinary person with no discernable psychic abilities. Seriously, I was
dense as mud at the beginning of my journey,
and I’ve had to work at developing my psychic abilities so that I could honestly say, “If I can do it, anyone can do it.”

At the moment, I am sort of in the “drying my butterfly wings” stage of
being a public speaker.
I did two presentations in the past two weeks . . .
both on the topic of Unleashing Your Natural Knowingness.

Much to my surprise, I actually enjoyed it. Tough as spiritual boot camp
was, having lived through it (what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, haha)
it is exciting to be on this new adventure.

My focus has expanded from creating a safe haven for solitary spiritual seekers to gather with like-hearted people through the Spiritual Growth Community, to getting out there and shouting from the rooftops . . .

Hey, people, wake up!

You are powerful co-creators in your own life and you don’t even know it!

Your attention has been directed away from who you truly are!

Come learn how to see, sense and hear the reality that is beyond the ability
of your five senses to detect and your rational mind to understand!

That’s what my first mentor, Judy Reis, did for me in 1989.

Feedback I got from my first two talks made me realize I’d forgotten how daunting it is to make the shift from being outer-directed to being inner-directed.

When I spoke of the values and concepts that I take for granted today, I forgot how unsettling and mind-blowing these concepts were to me when they were new.

So I have a lot to learn on how to convey to people that the emerging new paradigm is upon us, and not only will the old values not serve us, they will get in the way of being able to safely “surf the chaos and navigate the flow” in these evolutionary times.

I’ll be doing lots more public speaking, and offering new teleclasses and
workshops as well as making more space to do one-on-one coaching with people ready to fast track into living the life they were born to live instead of the life they were trained to live.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for your email invitations to join me on the 1st and/or 3rd Wednesday evenings each month at my home in Lodi, or the 4th Wednesday of each month in Stockton at Dragonfairy metaphysical store for the Oasis in the Midst of Chaos gathering where I am totally in my comfort zone (ahhh) of channeling the Ascended Masters and leading guided meditations to connect with your own inner wisdom. Give me a call if you have questions. 209-369-6188.

THE BOTTOM LINE REMAINS THE SAME: We are in a time of extremely rapid change. Life as we have know it is all but over. We are on the threshold of a new beginning that offers the opportunity to create heaven on earth for ourselves. It is our choice how we progress through this transition. If we choose fear, we will create what we are most afraid of. However, we do have the choice to disengage from the fear-based culture and connect with like-hearted, conscious co-creators, and create a world of peace, harmony and joy for ourselves. From that perspective, the choice is kind of a no-brainer, right?

I’d love to hear your comments of what you are experiencing in these turbulent times. Just leave your comment below!

Love and light
Jennifer

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Leaping and LANDING into 4th Dimensional Reality

June 29th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

I find it quite ironic that the last newsletter I published was on February 9, 2011. Five long months ago. It was titled Making the Leap into 4th Dimensional Reality. And, it is quite apparent to the casual, and not so casual observer, that I’ve been lost in space ever since!

Ricocheting between the quicksand of 3rd dimensional reality, and the subtle energies of the 4th dimension, and the ascension energies of the 5th dimension, truly demonstrates that there can be quite a GAP between the leaping and the landing.

How the heck was I supposed to know I was biting off more than I could (comfortably) chew!? It looked exciting and fun at the time, and my Guides were saying “jump in, the water is fine.” Yeah, right!

Well, as they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

Roller Coaster does not begin to describe my journey of the last five months. It has been more like repeated rocket blast-offs only to crash land before reaching orbit, again, again and again. Yet each time I emerged from the crash site an upgraded version of my former self (on the way to becoming my Authentic 5th dimensional Self, I presume!).

Let me take a brief moment to applaud the Spiritual Growth Community members who never (visibly) wavered in their support as they watched me shift, and shift, and shift again, all the while hearing me proclaim with each shift, with certainty, that I had safely landed in new territory. (Watch the bouncing Jennifer!)

Of course it is possible, even probable, that my shifting is not yet complete. After all, I am only now comfortably occupying 4th dimensional reality, and my guides, along with a multitude of sages, seers, and astrologers have been saying for quite some time that life as we know it is over— that the best is yet to come—and that we are absolutely co-creating the future we are evolving into.

The most beautiful thing about this five month journey is how guided, protected and supported I have been by a Legion of Light Beings ranging from my Guardian Angel to more than a few Ascended Masters. These Beings are beaming tremendous love and support to all Light Workers as we wend our way through this very difficult transition into living as 5th dimensional beings.

I, for one, had grown more than weary of all the growing, the changing, the putting one foot in front of the other year after year after year, only to find myself up the proverbial waterway with no visible means of motivation over, and over, and over.

I have been on this journey for more than 20 years, and I can truthfully tell you I had gotten plenty sick of it. Telling me I had signed up for this, and what a privilege it was to be here now to participate in this grand transition, didn’t do one thing to make me feel better! I was certain if I had known how hard it was going to be, I never would have agreed, if in fact, I actually did!

But, like any birthing, once the baby is born, or in this case, the transition made from 3rd to 4th dimension, all memory of the pain and agony has dissolved into pure joy and happiness. At least that is how I feel today, and it has been a long time since I have felt the joy and bliss that comes from knowing who I am, and why I am here.

During these past five months I have known that the Spiritual Growth Community was evolving into a new expression. One of the major shifts I made (certain it was the permanent landing place at the time) was the realization that “spiritual growth” is really nothing more than “becoming conscious,” and there is nothing very mysterious about that. I saw my role shifting into one of making the idea of becoming conscious “mainstream-friendly.”

From that sprang the realization that re-igniting our sixth sense, of which our intuition is a major component, was the new direction. Each time I thought “this is it,” new aspects presented themselves.

So . . . although I know something new is in the offing, I am not quite sure what it is, exactly.

However, there are a couple of things I can say for certain (well as certain as anything can be during these turbulent, unstable times of transformation):

1. I am changing the name of this newsletter to “Awaken Your Intuition & Create the Life You Deserve.”

2. The Spiritual Growth Community is in the process of evolving into being more centered on developing the sixth sense that we are all born with, but most of us shut down early on to fit in.

BOTTOM LINE: We are in a time of extremely rapid change.  We are on the threshold of a new beginning that offers the opportunity to create heaven on earth for ourselves. It is our choice how we progress through this transition. If we choose fear, we will create what we are most afraid of. However, we do have the choice to disengage from the fear-based culture and connect with like-hearted, conscious co-creators, and create a world of peace, harmony and joy for ourselves. From that perspective, the choice is kind of a no-brainer, right?

TIP: We were all born with a fully-functioning sixth sense. For most of us it got shut down early on by being told that what we “saw” and “heard” was “just your imagination.” If you set your intention to reconnect with, and fully develop, your sixth sense, you will be led to exactly the avenues most suited to you to become fully conscious at the 4th and 5th dimensional levels.

P.S. Conscious co-creation generally produces more pleasant results than unconscious co-creation. As they say, if you don’t claim what you want for yourself, the Universe will serve you leftovers. Ugh!

If you’d like support on your journey into 4th and 5th dimensional living, be sure to join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s Oasis in the Midst of Chaos gatherings at my home in Lodi. Go here for more details.

I’d love to hear what’s going on in your life. Are you getting sick and tired of suffering from anxiety and uncertainty about what is going to happen in your life? What have you tried that has helped relieve the suffering? What have you tried that hasn’t worked?  Click on the comments link below to leave your thoughts, or send me an email: Jennifer@spiritualgrowthcommunity.com

This newsletter is published on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. I’ll “see” you in our next newsletter July 13th.

Love and light,
Jennifer

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More amazing wonders coming soon!

April 21st, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

Want a peek into the future that is closer than you think? Take a look at this video sent to me by my friend, Celeste Leonetti. It is an amazing preview of what’s to come in how we navigate daily life.

http://www.dump.com/2011/02/12/a-day-made-of-glass-cornings-vision-for-the-future-with-specialty-glass-at-the-heart-of-it-video/

I was thinking about what my guides have been saying that “life as we know it is over, and to not be afraid.”  Now that I am seeing all the technology just on the horizon I get this picture of an angel appearing to a cave dweller telling them that life as they know it is over . . . and the fear the cave dweller might have because of not being able to imagine things like grocery stores so food was always available, central heat and air for physical comfort all year round, cars and planes to travel the world . . . changes that bring more comfort, pleasure, safety and opportunity to thrive!

So the “don’t be afraid” message of my guides is telling us that the best is yet to come, just as it was for the cave dweller.

And yes it is!

Love and light

Jennifer T. Grainger, B.Msc.
Consciousness Coach and Visionary

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Making the Leap into 4th Dimensional Reality

February 9th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

Mass consciousness has been stuck in three dimensional reality for centuries. It was easy to manipulate us with fear (of going to hell, mostly) in order to hijack our willingness to do as we were told by those in authority, be it church, state, culture, or what have you. Our desire to avoid punishment and to secure reward was enough to get us to follow the rules.

But something happened in the 1960s . . . a whole generation of young people woke up and decided to question conventional wisdom.  It was common to see “Question Authority” bumper stickers on their flower-power decorated VW buses.

Then in the 1970s Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem raised the consciousness of women, encouraging them to throw off their subservient role and demand equality. Since then we’ve had 40 years of women developing their masculine side in order to compete in the workplace.

No question there is a new paradigm emerging. The question is . . . will mass consciousness make the leap out of the limits of three dimensional reality that has as its only navigational tools that which the five senses can detect and the rational mind can understand?

Or will the masses be willing to explore the fourth dimensional reality that encompasses the wisdom of the heart, and the knowings of a fully functioning sixth sense?

I think the answer is some will, and some won’t.

It takes courage to suspend the belief in the superiority of the rational mind, while doing what it takes to ignite and develop your sixth sense. It was definitely risky for me twenty years ago to practice following my heart to see where it would lead me. In fact, when faced with a decision that had important consequences I would revert back to relying on my ability to figure things out, not trusting my heart and soul to have input.

It has taken most of these past twenty years for me to ignite, develop and then integrate my sixth sense with my already well-developed five senses, while also creating a harmonious relationship between my head and my heart.

I believe that humanity has been led to this very moment in time when many of us have enough consciousness to make a leap into becoming conscious co-creators with life.

When we have integrated all our senses, and trust our own inner wisdom above any self-appointed outside authority it will be very difficult for those wishing to manipulate us to do so.

So it is no surprise that those who have enjoyed the privileged authority positions are not going to give up without a fight. Their weapon of choice will be as it has always been . . . fear.

Only instead of fear of being burned at the stake, or having one’s head chopped off, it will be fear of terrorists, or losing your job, or your house, or home invasions, or whatever they can come up with to keep you terrified and unable to think clearly.

So for each individual it all boils down to whether one is going to make a leap of faith in the direction of evolution and listen to their own inner-guidance, or be paralyzed with fear and “play it safe,” demanding that “they” (government, corporations, etc.) do something to make their life work.

For months now, my guides have been telling us at our Wednesday night gatherings that the cosmic energies raining down on the planet are dispersing people into their energetically vibratory matching groups. Those who cling to third dimensional reality, that which is limited to what the five senses can detect and the rational mind can understand, and who look outside of themselves for guidance and direction, (think dogmatic religion) will come together in groups.

Those who are willing to do the work to expand their consciousness to include fourth dimensional reality will also come together in groups. The difference is their focus will be on consciously creating communities of people who embrace diversity and intend to live cooperatively. They are influenced by messages of unconditional love, sharing and caring for each other and the planet.

BOTTOM LINE: We are in a time of extremely rapid change. Life as we have known it is all but over. We are on the threshold of a new beginning that offers the opportunity to create heaven on earth for ourselves. It is our choice how we progress through this transition time. If we choose fear, we will create what we are most afraid of. However, we do have the choice to disengage from the fear-based culture and connect with like-hearted conscious co-creators and create a world of peace, harmony and joy for ourselves.  From that perspective, the choice is kind of a no-brainer, right?

TIP: We were all born with a fully functioning sixth sense. For most of us it got shut down early on by being told that what we “saw” and what we “heard” was “just your imagination.” If you set your intention to reconnect with, and develop, your sixth sense, you will be led to exactly the avenues most suited to you to become fully conscious at a fourth dimensional level.

P.S. We will be doing some exercises to strengthen your sixth sense at our 3rd Annual Spring Retreat coming up on Saturday, March 5th. It will be a day to retreat, regroup, replenish, and to gather the strength to take a stand for yourself in ditching old duties, obligations and commitments that bog down your heart’s desire and soul’s journey. This is a day that will go a long way to maximizing your JOY and minimizing struggle in your daily life.

P.P.S. I’d love to hear what’s going on in your life. Are you getting sick and tired of suffering from anxiety and uncertainty about what is going to happen in your life? What have you tried that has helped to relieve the suffering? What have you tried that hasn’t worked?  Leave your comments below. I’d LOVE to hear from you!

Love and light,
Jennifer T. Grainger, B.Msc.
Your Consciousness Coach!

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I’ve Had My Emotional Meltdown. How About You?

December 15th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

Sorry for missing last Wednesday’s publication date for this newsletter, but I was going through a major, no kidding, emotional meltdown, and couldn’t make myself do anything I was “supposed” to.

I’d felt the meltdown coming on . . . you know the symptoms . . . frustration at the obstacles popping up everywhere with no end in sight . . . feelings of helplessness . . . thoughts of “what will become of me?”  Yes. Definitely a meltdown was in the making.

Being enlightened as I am, I thought, “OK, I’m heading into a breakdown, which always results in a breakthrough, but why go through all that 3D drama? I’m enlightened now so I’m  gonna’ skip the breakdown and go directly for the insights and expanded consciousness that come with the breakthrough.”

Apparently the level of enlightenment I have achieved does not include a free pass in the breakdown department because before you could say “someone call the looney bin and arrange for a pick up,” I was in a full blown hysteria.

“You’re hysterical . . . just stop it,” I said firmly, and uselessly, as I threw myself on my bed crying until I could barely breathe.

(Just so you know, when a deeply held emotional trauma gets activated, there is no stopping the explosion of escaping emotion, so don’t feel bad if this very same thing happens to you or someone you know!)

Anyway, suddenly I “saw” myself at birth, and vividly saw that I’d been born into a void that I’ve spent my whole life attempting to fill. All I have ever wanted was to love and be loved by one special person . . . namely my soul mate. This desire has gone unfulfilled despite my best, most concerted “Law of Attraction” efforts, and from this meltdown perspective, would never be filled.

Then the scene shifted to an incident that happened when I was ten. I “saw” how my soul had shattered during that event . . . literally, I saw multiple silhouetted figures scatter in all directions.

Recognizing that I was totally and seriously losing it, I called out to the Universe for help and that is when the breakthrough began . . .

Ascended Master Maha Chohan appeared to me (in my inner vision). I was immediately flooded with the most exquisite feelings of safety and peace that could only be unconditional love. Beings of light surrounded me as I floated in the cocoon of bliss, while I integrated the enormity of having carried the experience of being born into a void, never connecting anywhere.

It was a “wow” experience to clearly see how that lack of connection with life has been at the root of my lifelong recurring pattern of not being able to connect at a deep level with a partner. I was engulfed with a feeling of deep compassion for myself for the fruitlessness of all my efforts.

Next I found myself hovering high above a scene that could have been Grand Central Station. The people were gravitating towards the center, creating a hub. In the next instant I was at the center of the hub. I literally heard a “click,” like a seat belt fastening, as each silhouette joined the hub, one at a time, until all the pieces were back. Each click, securely fastening the returning part to myself, generated a deep sigh of relief.

Then Maha Chohan psychically connected me to him and the Source of all life, and pulled me through a portal of light. I no longer felt lost and alone. I had come out the other side purged of deep, emotional baggage, likely preparing me for the growth 2011 would bring. My breakthrough was complete.

I fell asleep, and when I woke in the early dawn, bits of understanding began coming into focus.

I have absolute knowing that I can count on Maha Chohan to be with me on my journey of evolutionary transition to 5th dimensional living. I also know he will be with me as I help others make their transition out of the trauma/drama of 3D “reality” and into the 5th dimension where joy abounds and living On Purpose is the order of the day.

Today, I feel brand new. I am looking forward to 2011 as the year of stepping into the leadership role I have been resisting, writing my next book, and continuing to develop my relationship with Maha Chohan, all of which feels way more satisfying and easier than an “earth bound” relationship any day!

BOTTOM LINE: Just like rain falls on everyone, the impulse to evolve is impacting everyone whether they are consciously on the path of awakening or not. If you get triggered beyond your ability to work through it on your own, don’t hesitate to call for help. The experience of being stripped of emotional baggage in order to fit through the portal of light can be a painful process, but oh so worth it!

TIP: If you don’t already have a few healers on your list of people to turn to in a spiritual crisis be sure to check out the Spiritual Growth Community Practitioner’s Directory. Don’t wait until you are in crisis to begin a relationship with a practitioner.

P.S. If you are confronted with a person who is responding “irrationally” to a situation, be sure to cut them some slack and do your best to hold an energetic healing space for them as they act out the emotional trauma that has been triggered and is being released.

P.P.S. Take good care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, eat right and avoid cantankerous people whenever possible! Not everyone is willing to let go of the baggage in order to make it through the portal of light. Their resistance won’t be fun to be around.

Have you or someone you know had a meltdown recently? How did it get handled? Or didn’t it?  I’d love to from you! Click on the Comments icon below to add your thoughts on the subject.

Love and light,

Jennifer

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Will You Let Go Gracefully?

August 13th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

Have you ever seen a planned building-demolition? I’m not talking about the old-fashioned wrecking-ball kind of demolition that takes days to complete. I’m talking about strategically placed explosives that cause a building to collapse into a pile of rubble in seconds.

Click this YouTube link to see for yourself!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK50So-yYRU

Most of us have experienced more than a few life-demolitions here and there. Some have been the slow, tortuous wrecking-ball type, and others have been the instant implosion. Even the voluntary ones, like a friendly divorce, or leaving the area we grew up in, or quitting a job to take a better one, etc. can be tinged with regret, or even grief.

The really heart-wrenching life-demolitions are those we did not plan, and do not want, like the death of a loved one, loss of a job, instantaneous evaporation of life savings, and so on.

I bring this up because during Tuesday’s Spiritual Growth Community teleclass a picture of a disintegrating twelve story building came into my mind with the message that when the old is collapsing we can mourn the loss, or be aglow with anticipation of the new.

This is so apropos of the current evolutionary phase humanity is experiencing when life as we know it is collapsing . . . some in whack-bang-crunch wreaking-ball style, and some in spectacular implosions! Add to that the powerful astrological configurations that are pelting the planet with life-changing energetic vibrations, and there is plenty of reason to be feeling more emotional, more physically tired, more out of balance, more out of sync with those around us, and really sick and tired of worrying about the future, while looking for signs that things are getting back to "normal."

BAD NEWS: Life as we know it is all but over. Instability is the new normal. Think flowing river. Think constant motion. Think rapids. If, by chance, a placid pool does form, it is soon awash in algae, stagnant and stinky.

GOOD NEWS: "All heaven is breaking loose, and the effects will be felt for a long time to come," says astrologer Allison Rae. "New forms are taking shape even as the old forms fall away. It’s still early to fully harvest the new. It’s more that an energetic imprint is established at this time for later manifestation in the physical realm. When we’re flowing with the energies, the feeling is incredibly light and free, optimistic and joyful. It’s also easy to get caught up in the chaos and feel overwhelmed or helpless."

As many of you know, in this time of instability and uncertainty, I am being impulsed to explore community living, visioning it as the new normal lifestyle for us humans. The last thing my ego wants is to give up my privacy, my individuality, and my sense of propriety.

I love doing what I want, when I want, how I want, whenever I want. I relish my me, me, me lifestyle. Well the Universe sent me a message gram: "Too bad, sister, times are changing and you can stay ahead of the curve or be dragged along in the undertow, which by the way will be so not fun!"

Well . . . alrighty then . . . 

I’ve done my part. I have rearranged my living space to create an equitable division of my home to share with an "evolutionary partner" who wants to join me in exploring and expanding our community living skills. I’ve begun distributing information about what I am offering and what skills I am wanting to develop to make me more community-living friendly. I am living in the unfolding as the Universe does its part by creating paths that will cross and connect me with the perfect person to participate in this phase of my growth. Click here to see the invitation webpage.

BOTTOM LINE: Once you "get it" that there is no going back to the way things have been, it is easier to let go and make space for the new to emerge. It is going to happen . . . the question is will you go with the flow or be dragged along kicking and screaming while the inevitable evolution transpires? The quicker you can let go of what is not working and let the new emerge, the easier the transition will be.

TIP: Stay focused on how you want to feel, and do what you can to accommodate that. (Sometimes something as simple as a nap will do wonders!)

P.S. Keep your focus on yourself. Do your inner work. Clear your unconscious, limiting beliefs. Take responsibility for how you experience your life.

P.P.S. Surround yourself with like-hearted people. They will be your life-line to sanity in these crazy times!

So how are you experiencing the lack of stability in your life? Where have you surrendered to "what is" and let go of needing to control the outcome? Do you feel you are surfing the chaos and navigating the flow with grace and ease, or do you find yourself drowning in the undertow? Or somewhere in between? I’d love to hear from you, so please leave your comments below.

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