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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Stop Following The Rules!

September 14th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

During the last week of August a major energetic shift took place on planet Earth. I just happened to be in Hawaii at the time visiting my friends Susana and Richard. Richard and Susana

I didn’t know there was a major astrological butt-kicking cosmological event taking place at the time, so I attributed the HUGE inner awakening I experienced to the fact that I was in Hawaii, which is known for its powerfully sacred energy, and also spending quality time with Susana.

I had arrived in Hawaii with an intact view of my life, but within a few days I noticed I had mentally accumulated a few additional puzzle pieces with no idea where they fit in. The word for this is confusion, a very high spiritual state of consciousness, so I am told!

Just because I know that my consciousness is always expanding doesn’t mean it is easy to dismantle what had been a perfectly good view of reality so I can make room for new information.

New information almost always means having to change something! Which means being in that void space for a while . . . no longer being where I was, and not yet knowing where I am going!

You see, Susana is one of the very few people I know who has made the evolutionary leap out of victim consciousness into complete self-responsibility for how she experiences life’s events. She views every less-than-wonderful experience as an opportunity for growth. She, and my daughter Kaydee, have been guiding lights for me in how to break free of the soul-sucking quicksand of victim consciousness.

Woven among our vacation activities of great meals, karaoke, touring North Shore delivering boxes of food to the less fortunate with the Hawaii Morehouse Community group, and taking an ocean dip at sunset, were very deep conversations in which Susana and I mirrored to each other unconscious beliefs and behaviors that were sabotaging our efforts at creating what we say we want.

Some of Susana’s perceptions of me painfully poked at cherished, heretofore unexamined values of what it means (to me) to be a good person. Her values seemed so at odds with what I thought a good person would embody.

I was shocked to recognize that my first thoughts were at the level of  “who is right and who is wrong.” (That is such victim mentality!) Worse I found myself labeling and judging Susana as being “wrong.” This only added to my confusion because my admiration for how fearlessly Susana walks her talk had led me to hold her in very high regard as a model for my own journey.

Once I was consciously aware of the labeling and judging I was doing, (and forgiving myself for such “lowly” behavior) I was lifted into a higher state of consciousness in which I was “told” that this was an opportunity for me to step more fully into my authentic self by turning inward, connecting with my own inner compass and sorting out what is true for me, what this event was asking me to become, and expanding my awareness/consciousness of how I interact with life.

I left Hawaii knowing I needed to sit with the confusion and allow the information to unfold in its own time.

It didn’t take long.

I “saw” how my mother and her mother, and all the women in my lineage for that matter, had navigated the centuries of the oppression of women through self-effacing behaviors that may have made their lives safe and tolerable, but which were BIG obstacles to me stepping into my authentic self and living my life On Purpose today.

These out-dated coping behaviors, buried in my subconscious mind as unexamined, limiting beliefs, showed up in my everyday life as “good manners” and “being polite.”

Wow! What hogwash when seen in the light of day!

When I fully saw how this had been operating in my life, I shifted. And as I shifted on the inside, my exterior life immediately shifted, too.

That’s how it works. The inner matches the outer. Change the inner, and the outer changes, just like magic.

Here is one of the big things that changed.

Some of you know that over a year ago I’d been guided to make space in my home for a housemate so I could develop community living skills. The space stood empty all this time, with not so much as a nibble.

Yet, as soon as I arrived home from Hawaii, there was an email from someone in my spiritual community who was looking for a room to rent. Wow! That space had stood vacant for a year and “all of a sudden” someone was interested.

I sent a reply saying I had a room for rent. That was at 10:30 on a Wednesday night. We met the following evening for an “interview,” and he moved in the following night.

Boom! Just like that. Apparently I needed to make this internal shift to be ready for this next phase of my journey.

BOTTOM LINE: It is our unconscious, limiting beliefs that are running the show. They are the source of what springs forth in our everyday lives. There are many ways in which we come to have these beliefs. Most have been programmed by our family, our culture, and the decisions we make about life as we experience upsetting events. And some people believe (I am one of them) that many of our unconscious, limiting beliefs are brought forth from past lives and the accumulated “wisdom of how life is” from our ancestral heritage. From these spring forth the Rules that drive our behaviors that create our lives.

TIP: Unconscious, limiting beliefs are nearly impossible to uncover on your own. Having a skilled friend who has transcended victim consciousness, and who is willing to hold the mirror for you, and whom you trust enough to hold your confidences, is a precious gift. If you don’t have someone in your life that fits that description, you can hire me as your coach and I will gently, but stalwartly hold the mirror for you, and then guide you through the shifting process and see you safely through to the other side.

P.S. The way you know if someone has transcended the hell of victim consciousness is that they no longer see life as happening “to them,” but as life happening “through them.” You will never hear them blame others, or life itself as the source of distress. They take full responsibility for how they experience the less-than-wonderful events in their lives. Blame and judgment are no longer part of their reality. They will have transcended the duality of “right/wrong” thinking into the higher state of oneness consciousness that harmonizes with life, rather than judges life as it unfolds for them.

So how is it going for you? Are you living the life of your dreams? How are you doing in transcending victim consciousness? I’d love to hear from you! Leave your comments below. I’d love to hear what limiting beliefs you are uncovering in your life!

Love and light,

Jennifer

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Ready or Not, I AM Coming Out!

August 24th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

Did  you ever see the classic “I Love Lucy” episode where she and Ethel are working in the chocolate factory? The one where they’re trying to keep up with the conveyor belt delivering the candies for wrapping?   http://youtu.be/uztA6JCKB4s It reminds me of the speed at which “opportunities for growth” have been coming at all of us!

Keeping up with this evolutionary transition of letting go of the old, while embracing the new is affecting everyone . . .  aristocrats, peasants, and the weary middle class alike. Everyone, everywhere, is feeling it in some, or even many, areas of their lives.

What I have been letting go of is hiding behind my computer and my role as spiritual teacher who is here simply to hold the space for people to explore their spirituality . . . a lovely and worthwhile venture, and also one that has been quite safe!

What I have been called to do is to be a stand for growing past old social and cultural values that keep people, and particularly women, restrained from living their destiny and contributing what it is they are here to contribute.

My taking a stand that says the old values of duty, obligation, commitment, loyalty, compromise, sacrifice for the good of the family, etcetera are not only outdated, but they’ve become obstacles to living your destiny . . . well, that has ruffled more than a few feathers!

As one who was often sent to my room because I was “too sensitive,” (my feelings were easily hurt) being willing to make myself a possible target for airborne rotten fruit by publically challenging these cherished values is a big coming out!

Yet these old values are the very dragons at the gateway to higher consciousness that must be slain in order for us to live our lives On Purpose as our Authentic Selves and do what it is we came here to do!

I’ve been in the in-between stage for quite a few months now . . . continuing to hold small spiritual gatherings in my home, and teaching the very esoteric Awakening Your Light Body course, while at the same time taking to the stage giving talks and getting very clear on how to make myself visible to the people I was born to serve . . . the women who are living the story that was once my story . . . the women who are looking for the “way out” that I found, and am here to reveal.

You see, growing up I was trained to be a cross between Betty Crocker and Cinderella. When the fairytale didn’t materialize (despite the fairytale wedding), I, of course, concluded it was my fault. Somehow I must not be doing it right.

I so desperately wanted to make the fairytale come true, that without my really realizing it, my Betty-rella persona morphed into a Stepford wife, and there I lived for decades with a low-grade unhappiness most of the time, wishing and hoping and trying to fix things so my husband would change. Then we could live happily ever after.

Right?

Now that’s a fairytale!

It has been a very long journey of looking for my happiness to come from someone or something outside of myself. It took time, courage, determination, and lots of support from teachers and mentors (who seemed to show up just when I needed them) to discover that not only am I the creator of my reality, but also that I am the final authority in my life.

Embracing the truth that no one outside of me has the right to dictate to me what my calling is and how I am allowed to answer the call is an awesome responsibility and an amazing freedom. This freedom to answer the call of my destiny was birthed by the previous generations of astonishingly courageous women who rose up against suppression and oppression of feminine power and paved the way for today’s women to stand fully in their power, if they so choose.

The key phrase is “if they so choose,” because choosing to stand fully in one’s power most often means defying the status quo by rocking the boat, or even jumping ship. This is usually not well received by the one who has taken for granted their right to the role of Captain!

As we speak (so to speak) I am preparing to “come out” as Jennifer T. Grainger, Life Sculptor, showing women who bought the fairytale, like I did, how to carefully carve away what’s not working in their lives, and guiding them as they reshape what remains into the life they were born to live, and that their hearts and souls are pleading for!

That’s what I did. And, rotten fruit be damned, I am gonna’ be shouting it from the rooftops that you can do it, too!

BOTTOM LINE: It took me 20 years to piece it together that what was missing in my life was me! Be on the lookout for the launch of my new Life Sculpting Coaching Program to teach “fairytale weary” women how to uncover their Authentic selves, and do in months what took me years!

This newsletter is published on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. I’ll “see” you in our next newsletter September 14th.

Love and light,
Jennifer

P.S. I’d love to hear from you. Did you buy the fairytale too? Is there someone in your life who believes they have the right to dictate to you how to live your life? Are you ready to choose to stand in your power and declare yourself as the one who has the final say so of how you live your life? Please do make your comments below. I really do want to know how you are moving forward in your life!

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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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Change can be messy . . . just ask a caterpillar!

January 27th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

When my spirit guide told me 2011 would be a Year of Clearing accompanied by rapid change, I had no idea what to expect.

Right now I’m sorta feeling like a caterpillar whose spirit guide told her this was the year she’d become a butterfly, but neglected to mention this metamorphoses included the complete disintegration of her caterpillar self into a soupy mush from which her butterfly self would be constructed.

Whoa, baby! Only two weeks ago I’d laid out the new direction I was taking . . . all nice and neat like. Ahhhh . . . it felt really good to have clear direction and plenty of “steam” to carry it out.

Well, you know that joke . . . if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Half the logistical stuff I planned is already out the window, and new stuff is emerging!

The big shift for me is to change how I talk about what I do. For the past twenty years I have referred to it as “spiritual growth.” It has been really hard to answer the question “so what do you do” which is why I had not been out in the public arena much.

But that all changed when I had my own consciousness expansion moment at the end of December and realized “spiritual growth” was really nothing more than becoming consciously aware of the reality beyond what our five senses can detect, and learning how to “go with the flow.” (Which is easier said than done, I might add! That old ego is in no hurry to give up control.)

Since then I’m being regularly “downloaded” with ideas of how to take spiritual principles and concepts and wrap them in words that ordinary people like myself can understand. Because if you know my story, I was born with no discernable “psychic gifts” and was a trial for my first mentor, Judy Reis, who would get so exasperated when I’d tell her I didn’t sense anything.

But then, she was not an ordinary person like me, so it was easy for her to see and sense the “unseen.”

I know firsthand what it is like to work at developing your sixth sense when sometimes you are not even sure it exists. When I complained to my guide that it was really hard to put spiritual experiences into words, he  agreed, and then told me that is why I’ve been asked to do it, because I had the capacity to do it, if I would just apply myself.

Alrighty, then . . .

It really made me chuckle when I “got” the analogy that this evolutionary leap humanity is making could be likened to how we upgrade to a more fully featured computer program when we have more powerful computers that can run them! That analogy broke open a whole new world of ways to talk about what I do in ways that “spiritual growth” just didn’t convey.

Here’s the gist of it, so far.

Humanity is evolving out of the old paradigm of three dimensional reality that is limited to what the five senses can detect and the rational mind can understand. We are evolving into the new paradigm that includes conscious awareness of the subtle energies that are invisible to the five senses, but detectable with a fully functioning sixth sense.

So now when people ask what I do I can say “I help people upgrade their personal operating system from 3D to 4D so they can experience more Joy and less struggle in their daily lives.”

Well, it is a start.

I’ll end here because I gotta get back to work translating “spiritual growth” words into “developing a fully functioning sixth sense” words on my Spiritual Growth Community website. You see, one of my plans was to create a whole new website called Becoming Conscious and just start fresh.

Not gonna happen.

I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say, this Spiritual Growth Community website “caterpillar” is going to have to tolerate the messy change process for a while ‘til the Becoming Conscious website “butterfly” is ready to emerge!

BOTTOM LINE: Just as everyone gets wet when the rain falls on them, no one will be untouched by the changes that are upon us. Staying flexible, being willing to change direction at a moments notice, stepping up your meditation practice (or starting one if you don’t have one) to stay connected with guidance is imperative if you want to “surf the chaos and navigate the flow(sm)” of this big shift with more Joy and less struggle.

TIP: All my upcoming classes and events will be focused on developing a fully functioning sixth sense. We will still have plenty of the bliss moments to enjoy, but there will also be some serious education going on to get your sixth sense optimally operating. So stay tuned for new offerings . . . coming soon!

If you have any stories of change that is happening for you and how you are handling it, I’d love to for you to leave a comment below.

Love and light,

Jennifer

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Hyperchange is Here. Get Used To It!

January 17th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

This weekend, on Saturday, at a workshop I was attending designed to make the process of personal and spiritual growth more conscious, I had a massive internal energy shift that left me feeling quite disoriented. I am not able to articulate what actually happened, but it left me stunned and temporarily unable to relate to myself as I have known myself. (Just so you know, this is a good thing!)

This left me in a sort of “put on your own oxygen mask first and then assist others” when it came to fulfilling one of the membership benefits I offer to Spiritual Growth Community members, namely doing a daily energy transmission to them to help them stay aligned with the cosmic energies  of change that are raining down on the planet.

Clearly I was in no shape to do any such thing!

Sometimes when people ask me what I do I will say that I teach people how to “surf the chaos and navigate the flow” of life. Well I guess you could say I encountered a wave that not only knocked me off my surfboard, but sent my surfboard out to sea, while washing me onto the shore!

So for those of you who are Spiritual Growth Community members and have been tracking your daily experiences to be alert to what might be different because you received an energy transmission from me, there were no transmissions on Saturday or Sunday.

But today, I am back on track and reconnected with my guide, Ascended Master Maha Cohan. He has reminded me that trust in the process is the key and that sharing my experience will help others gain trust in their own ability to navigate the massive changes we are going to have to accommodate.

Letting you watch me flounder, and sometimes fall, only to see me get up again, and carry on with Trust in the underlying goodness of life, while Surrendering to the greater good that wants to come into my life as soon as I am willing to let go of what is not bringing me Joy, could give you more courage to trust your own inner guidance.

One of the hardest things during this process this weekend was to not look back. I had to keep reminding myself to keep my focus on staying open to the new possibilities that are in this very moment taking shape to further my growth, expand my Joy and increase my consciousness.

So for you Community members, I am back on track with my energy transmissions. This morning at around 7:30 I transmitted to each of you from the Gridwork of Light. This is a “playground” of sorts where souls dedicated to bringing light to earth congregate. I joined in a light game where I transmitted light to the Gridwork and received light back. Very fun! I transmitted to each of you that energy of exhilaration of Joy and the realization that life is a journey and the place to enjoy it is in the moment, not “saving it” for when you get “there”. (Sorry, kiddies, there is no tooth fairy, and there is no “there!”)

Those of you who are light body graduates will be learning more about the Gridwork of Light as we go forward in that exploration.

Stay courageous and brave during this time of hyperchange. As my guide, Ascended Master Maha Cohan, has repeatedly told us, there is no value in being afraid. Fear disconnects us from our inner wisdom and tends to create more of what we don’t want. We must keep seeing all of this as an adventure into great, new ways of being that will be way more joyful than we could possibly imagine from where we are today.

Lots more changes coming soon . . . stay tuned!

Wishing you many blessings on your journey, I remain yours . . .

In love and light,

Jennifer

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It Was a Slap Myself on the Forehead Moment!

January 13th, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

I had one of those “slap myself on the forehead” moments a few months ago when I realized that “spiritual growth” is nothing more than the process of becoming conscious of greater levels of awareness.

As an aside, have you ever noticed that even little children will slap their foreheads when they have a “DUH!” moment? I think it is an instinctive gesture to open our “third eye” (the 6th chakra) so we can see more clearly.

Anyway, I’ve known for quite a while that humanity is in the process of making a HUGE evolutionary leap. Until now I was only able to speak about it in a sort of mysterious way using terms like chakra and third eye.

It reminds me of when I got my first computer in 1984. It was a whole new world with its own vocabulary and a literal black-box mysteriousness. I would type something, see it on the monitor, click save, and have no idea where it “went.” I had to develop new neural pathways in my brain to understand how to work with this new technology.

Well, the same type of thing is happening now for us homo sapiens. We are evolving out of the 3 dimensional reality that is limited to what the five senses can detect and the rational mind can understand, into fourth dimensional reality that has at its foundation a fully functioning sixth sense. We have to develop new neural pathways in our brains to understand how to work with the 4D subtle energies that make up our very existence.

So that is what I have been doing for the last twenty-one years, becoming conscious of the 4D reality and helping others along the way. I just didn’t know how to talk about it in a way that “ordinary” people like me could understand, because I didn’t understand it either. I was just doing it.

My understanding of how simple (but not easy) all of this really is has come to me in bits and pieces over the last few months. I’ve been told by my spirit guides that 2011 is the Year of Clearing. And that it will go faster than 2010 (which seems impossible), but it is going to go faster so that we can no longer hold onto things that are holding us back from being liberated from the limited and limiting perspective of 3D reality.

As I have written about before, this is a Shift or Die! moment in history. The 3D world is disintegrating in order to make way for 4D reality, much as the acorn disintegrates to grow into the mighty oak. The “death” of the acorn is the “birth” of the oak.

There are big changes ahead for all of us. The quicker we can let go of what wants to leave our lives the faster we can shift into the new.

Here is what is new for me (so far):

I’ve changed my “title” from Spiritual Growth Coach and Mentor to Consciousness Coach.

My new “tag line” is Upgrading Your Personal Operating System from 3D to 4D.

Beginning February 1st, I will be doing a free, weekly, live video broadcast on Mondays at 5pm Pacific Time on uStream.tv called: “Becoming Conscious – Live @ 5”. You can watch it on your computer and interact via chat. I will be presenting information designed to expand your consciousness to access greater levels of awareness that you are currently unaware of.  It will be recorded so you can listen to it anytime you want. The advantage of viewing it live is the ability to ask questions and make comments via the live chat.

I will be creating a new Becoming Conscious website whose main focus is how to develop the neural pathways necessary to have a fully functioning sixth sense, while also offering retreat and respite from the chaos of the disintegrating 3D world.

The Spiritual Growth Community website will remain live, but the focus will shift to providing information about how to create a community-living life style that is compatible with your unique preferences.

The Spiritual Growth Community membership activities will transfer to the Becoming Conscious site. I have already made a major addition to the membership benefits—I now do daily energy transmissions to members that will help them be in alignment with the cosmic forces that are fueling the transition to 4D.

In February the monthly membership fee will be raised from the current $47 a month to $97 a month to reflect the commitment I am making for the daily, 7 days a week, energy transmissions. Current members, and those who join before February 1st, will remain at $47 a month. Charter members will retain their  $39 a month fee. Geez, what a deal!

BOTTOM LINE: 2011 is going to be a year of rapid change. Being able to change direction at a moments notice is a skill worth developing. And having no requirement that things be a certain way, often called having no attachment to the outcome, will go a long way to successfully “surfing the chaos and navigating the flow(sm)” of this evolutionary leap with more confidence, less fear, more joy and less struggle. And, hey . . . who wouldn’t want that!

TIP: Check out the Awakening Your Light Body class that starts April 16th. It is a fast track to developing the neural pathways necessary to support a fully functioning sixth sense that is the foundation of natural knowingness.

P.S. I’ll be re-framing the title of the Light Body class to something like Creating Neural Pathways to Expand Your Consciousness through the Awakening Your Light Body Course to make it less mysterious and more accessible to ordinary people like me who can get put off by esoteric mumbo jumbo. If you read my book Becoming Conscious: One Woman’s Story of Spiritual Awakening you know that I was highly skeptical for years and years (and still am in a lot of ways!).

If you’ve been experiencing rapid change and seeing things in a new way I’d love to hear from you. Just click below on comments or email me: Jennifer@SpiritualGrowthCommunity.com

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Walking Through Illusion

January 2nd, 2011 by Jennifer Grainger

Walking Through Illusion, by Betsy Otter Thompson, is an inspiring book based on “conversations” the author had with Jesus in which she asked him questions about some of the people who shared his journey.

In the stories, Jesus is reminding us that “what goes around, comes around.”  Each chapter covers an individual topic like Acceptance, Approval, Betrayal and the like.

The chapters are inspiring and short, so this is a great bedside book for a quick read before going to sleep. It will to calm your mind and reconnect you with your heart, which so often can get  contracted in the hustle-bustle of the day.

Enjoy!

Love and light,

Jennifer

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Floating Between Dimensions

December 24th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

I know a lot of us are experiencing some out-of-the ordinary things which can sometimes make you wonder if you are losing your mind! It always helps to know other people are experiencing similar things so I’ll be sharing my experiences with you so you can not feel so alone if you are having “weird” things happen too.

I’ve been told 2011 is going to be  a year of clearing, and I seem to have gotten a head start on the breakdown/breakthrough/chaos roller coaster that is so great for bringing unhealed emotional trauma to the surface so it can be cleared.

Ever since I connected with Ascended Master Maha Cohan a few weeks ago, or maybe its been a month by now, I have been having some very interesting experiences, which are probably also associated with the topsy turvy cosmic energies which are fueling the general breakdown/breakthrough/ chaos many of us are experiencing, especially around the solstice . . .

I’d gone to bed Wednesday night in emotional overwhelm triggered by something I can’t even remember now. Since 2011 is going to be a year of clearing, you can be sure emotional overwhelm is going to be a frequent experience. So in my overwhelm state I called upon Maha Cohan for help and comfort and was completely blanketed in an all encompassing feeling I could only imagine was what has been called “the peace that passes all understanding.” It was indescribably blissful.

I wanted it to last forever, but I found myself floating between the dimensions. It was very clear when I was in the third dimension because it was so “puny” and “thin” compared to the other dimensions.

The fourth dimension had several layers to it, the one closer to 3D was nice but nothing too special, while the one closer to 5D was really, really nice, but not the complete bliss of the “peace that passes understanding” place.

I was trying to understand what I could do to get myself back to the total bliss dimension. I experimented with using my breath, along with very focused attention, to help get me there. Every now and then I’d find myself in that space, but I didn’t know how I got there and I couldn’t control how long I’d stay there. It reminded me of learning to drive a car when I was 16 (stick shift) . . . lots of lurching forward while trying to coordinate clutch and gears, and not feeling very much in control of the experience.

One of the dimensions, it could have been the fifth, or maybe higher, was pure grace and every now and then I’d find myself there but didn’t know how I got there or how to stay there.

Later I remembered that my first mentor, Judy Reis had discovered a dimension she said was the state of grace and taught a class on how to get there . . . this had to have been 10 or 15 years ago. Of course, I didn’t get it at the time, but I have a sense that she is helping me locate this space now. (She crossed over in 2006).

I was told this would be something I would teach, though at this point I can’t see how, since I don’t know what I did to get there, but I do remember the space clearly. I’ll see if I can get back to that space tonight when I go to bed.

Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted. Also it is possible that the power of the group at one of our Light Body graduate groups will be a catalyst to take us there. Wouldn’t that be nice?!

Love and light,
Jennifer

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