Is Your Life Spinning Out of Control?

November 28th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

Picture this . . . your washing machine enters the spin cycle. When the water is drained from the tub it begins to spin. Centrifugal force plasters the clothes to the tub wall, expelling the remaining water. Imagine what would happen to the dryer if you skipped the spin cycle and placed the soggy clothes directly in the dryer? (do not try this at home!)

I don’t know for sure, but I think either the drum mechanism would break under the strain, or the sloshing water would short out the electrical components.

In any case, the results would be a mess. The moral of the story is don’t skip the spin cycle.

So what does this have to do with Pioneering Souls on the path of conscious evolution?


Last week at the Gathering for Pioneering Souls the Ascended Master who channeled through me used the “spin cycle” analogy to explain that the various discomforts most of us are currently experiencing are a necessary preparation for humanity to evolve beyond 3rd dimensional reality.

Why would we want to do that, anyway?

Well, for one thing, the earth herself is evolving out of the energy frequency of the 3rd dimension. Just like outdated software, there will be no “tech support” for people who have not shifted. Hence the phrase, Shift or Die as I wrote about last May.

This evolutionary process is pushing us to expand our consciousness so that we can be aware of the sea of subtle energies in which we live. Being aware of ourselves, others, and life in general, at that level of subtle energies is living 4th dimensionally.

Most of us who are interested in spiritual growth/consciousness expansion are currently walking with one foot in the 3rd dimension, and one foot in the 4th, which explains a lot about why our lives are so much in flux, unstable, and unpredictable.

Here’s the deal . . . in order to live On Purpose as our Authentic Selves, that is 5th dimensionally, we must be cleared of 3rd and 4th dimensional energetic patterns within our physical, emotional and mental bodies. That’s why our buttons are getting pushed so regularly — to bring stuff to the surface so it can be cleared.

You know you are in the spin cycle if . . .

. . . you are feeling overwhelmed with more stuff coming at you that “needs your attention” and, with your best efforts, there is no way to keep up.

. . . your body is craving more sleep.

. . . you’re finding it increasingly difficult to tolerate certain people, circumstances and situations that you used to be able to overlook.

. . . you feel trapped.

. . . you’d like to stop the world, and get off the not-so-merry-go-round.

. . . you’re feeling overly emotional about events from the past.

Perfect! The spin cycle is all about expelling the ego, the false self you’ve been trained to be, so that the essence of who you truly are, the you that you were born to be, can emerge. Everything that gets in the way of that has to go!

Your job is to surrender to “what is” by getting very clear on what is really important to the well-being of your soul, and letting the rest go! You can willingly let it go, or the Universe will rip it away from you . . . for your own good, of course. Believe me it is a lot less painful to willingly let it go than to have it ripped away.

The good news is . . . there is a simple way to do that.

The bad news is . . . it won’t be easy.

All you have to do is tell the truth about what you think and feel to the people involved (beginning with yourself!) and trust that the truth will set you free.

See. I told you it wouldn’t be easy. The last thing the ego wants to is let go of attempting to control the outcome of any situation. Standing in your truth and letting life unfold in complete faith and trust that everything will work out, even when you don’t know how, is a risk the ego is unwilling to take.

BOTTOM LINE: We are living in a time of a HUGE evolutionary shift; a time of separating the wheat from the chaff, the sheep from the goats. Each of us is standing at the crossroad of having to choose which path we will take: living our lives in fear, or in love.

Will you choose to abandon your True Self out of fear of the unknown, and live the rest of your days tolerating a less than joyful life? Which, by the way is guaranteed to suffocate your heart and soul. Sort of like putting soggy clothes in the drier. Either your heart and soul will give out under the strain or end up with blown circuits.  Or do you choose to take the road less traveled, taking one step at a time in the direction of your soul’s desire that makes your heart sing, letting your life adventurously unfold? Sure you have to go through the spin cycle to get there, but the end result is oh so worth it . . . I promise!

TIP: Going through the spin cycle is so much smoother when you are in community with others who are committed to their awakening. (Just think of how off-balance the washing machine is in the spin cycle when you have only one item in the tub!) Consider joining our community of Pioneering Souls who are supporting and loving each other through this transitional period.

P.S. If you’d like to download the recordings of the channeling and guided meditation from last Wednesday’s Gathering of Pioneering Souls so you can hear for yourself the wisdom imparted by the visiting Ascended Master, and experience the peace and harmony from the guided meditation you can purchase them here.

How are you experiencing the spin cycle? I’d love to hear from you! Please leave your comments below.

Love and light,


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2011 Is Gonna’ Be A Doozy!

November 24th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

Do you think 2010 zipped by pretty fast? My guides tell me 2011 is gonna be even faster! We are being “cleared” of anything that is not a match for higher dimensional frequencies. I’ve been told to surrender and let go of what wants to leave my life . . .  surrender and let go, or have it ripped away . . . for my highest good, of course!

At the end of 2009, my guides told me that 2010 would be the “Year of Light,” meaning that things that had been hidden in the darkness would come to the light . . . there would be no more secrets. This has certainly proven true as scandal after scandal has been revealed (and continues to be revealed).

As this year is drawing to a close my guides are telling me that 2011 will be the “Year of Clearing,” meaning that any remnant of victim consciousness must be cleared in order to evolve into 5th dimensional beings living On Purpose as our Authentic Selves. (Think more Joy, less struggle!)

This evolutionary transformation is gearing up for a big push (think birth) into a completely new way of being. All remnants of victim consciousness must be left behind.

How do you know you have victim consciousness lurking in the shadows? Whenever you have thoughts that people (like those Republicans, or Democrats, depending on your affiliation, if any), or circumstances (like losing your job, or losing your home), or events (like the BP oil spill), or life itself is doing something to you — that you are at the effect of something outside of yourself — not seeing that everything that happens is happening through you, and, in often unexplainable ways, is happening for your highest good. (Yes, even when it doesn’t feel like it!)

I honestly didn’t think I had any victim consciousness left, but I was wrong. It has been showing itself regularly. It is kinda like crab grass — very hard to dig out at the root. Yet, it must be done! And that is what the evolutionary energies in 2011 will be honing in on. We either surrender and let go, or it will be ripped away. Guaranteed!

I know most of us have done a ton of work on becoming non-judgmental, and taking responsibility for what shows up in our lives, yet subtle remnants of victim consciousness remain. You know it’s there when you feel “this shouldn’t be happening to me.”

Chapter One of my book Becoming Conscious: One Woman’s Story of Spiritual Awakening contains a perfect example of victim consciousness around my experience with a very painful physical condition. Only much later did I see how that experience was the only way I would have grown out of my simplistic spiritual beliefs and “grown up” to become a spiritual adult.

I look forward to seeing you at our Spiritual Growth Community events whenever you can make it. Remember, Spiritual Growth Community members can always access the recordings if you have to miss a session. Also, I am working on learning technology that will let you listen in live to our in-person gatherings. Stay tuned for more information about that as I get educated!

“Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.”

- Blaine Lee, “The Power Principle”


Spiritual Growth Community

December, 2010 Calendar of Classes and Events

December 1    Wednesday
Free to SGC members – $20 to non-members, payable at the door
Gathering for Pioneering Souls at Jennifer’s home
618 Hummingbird Drive, Lodi, CA 95240

6:15 doors open
6:30 to 7:00 Open conversation, questions and answers
7:00 to 8:30 Channeling and Guided Meditation
Feel free to attend only the channeling and meditation, if you prefer
8:30 to 9:30 Optional – opportunity to dialog and socialize

This is an opportunity to gather with like-hearted people in a space of peace, calm, and harmony. I channel a message relevant to the spiritual growth journey and living your life On Purpose, and in particular to becoming a 5th dimensional being. The message often gives you answers to questions and concerns you currently have, as well as answers to questions you didn’t realize you had. We end with a guided meditation to take you deep inside yourself to consciously connect with your Divine Self.

Our meditation will focus on accessing the 5th dimension and aligning all aspects of our being — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual — with 5th dimensional frequencies to imprint these frequencies in our energy fields.

There is time to make notes of the insights, and to ask questions. During the break you will have a chance to visit with each other and make stronger connections with people you are drawn to get to know better.

If you are a Spiritual Growth Community member and are unable to attend in person you can listen to the recordings of the channeled message and the guided meditation which will be posted to the member website within a few days. You will receive an email telling you when the recordings are available and a link to download them or listen on line.


December 4   Saturday  Awakening Your Light Body Course GRADUATES Annual Attunement Day
This is a grand opportunity for light body course graduates to connect with your light body buddies and to ride on the power of the group. We will be aligning with the evolutionary frequencies that are not-so-gently stimulating us to transcend 3rd and 4th dimensional reality, and step into the 5th dimension where we live On Purpose as our Authentic Selves.

9:30 to 3 pm at my home in Lodi, CA (address and directions will be in your
confirmation email.)
COST: $127 including lunch from Scooters.

Register by Monday, November 29th and receive the Early Bird Discount of $30. You pay only $97. Spiritual Growth Community members take an additional $10 discount by entering SGCLBGRAD in the coupon code and clicking apply.
December 14    Tuesday – SGC members only
Teleclass #1 – 7 pm to 8 pm Pacific Time
Title: From Victim to Victor – Part I
Description: It takes a lot of courage to claim your power. You know that saying “ignorance is bliss?” Well, it is easier to live in blame and judgment (victim consciousness) than to take responsibility for your life. However, it is also way less Joyful! People living in 3rd dimensional reality thrive on placing blame, being offended, judging others. Trouble is this kind of thinking (victim consciousness) takes a big toll on the immune system, not to mention pollutes the environment with negative energy and general unpleasantness (lack of Joy).

In this class we will reinforce our knowing that transcending victim consciousness is essential to living On Purpose as our Authentic Selves. With a renewed vigor in wanting to get to the root of our victim consciousness, we will take a look at the sneaky little places it often hides. We will briefly touch on the advanced consciousness skill of recognizing the multidimensionality of life on the earth plane, and how to begin to discern which level we are dealing with when facing difficult experiences.

We end the class with a guided meditation.

The call-in number and passcode are in the emailed class reminders to members and always available on the first page of the member section of Spiritual Growth Community website.

December 15    Wednesday
Gathering of Pioneering Souls at Jennifer’s home
618 Hummingbird Drive, Lodi, CA 95240
See December 1st description above.

December 28    Tuesday – SGC members only
Teleclass #2 – 7 pm to 8 pm Pacific Time
Title: From Victim to Victor – Part II
Description: The pull of victim consciousness is incredibly strong! It is so easy and “justifiable” to take the victim role. The only problem is there is no true power in it. I remember the day 30 or 40 years ago when I realized my “sad tale of woe” elicited plenty of sympathy, but did absolutely nothing to change my situation. “Bummer!” was my first thought, but soon realized this knowing was the beginning of my path to freedom to take charge of my life.

This class will continue to reinforce the value of transcending victim consciousness. We will also delve a little deeper into the advanced skill of discerning which level of multidimensionality an experience is occurring so that you can apply a “dimensionally appropriate” remedy to a particular situation. Misapplying spiritual principles in everyday situations is a major error for many people on the path of spiritual evolution. It can really slow down your progress in becoming conscious.

We will end with a guided meditation.

The call-in number and passcode are in the emailed class reminders and always available on the first page of the member section of Spiritual Growth Community website.

Thank you for being a member of the Spiritual Growth Community. “See” you on the calls!

Not a member? Go to and click on the  $1.00  30 day trial icon on the right side of the home page. Why not give it a try?

Love and light,

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Writing as a Spiritual Practice

November 15th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

I heard an interview on Sounds True Insights at the Edge with author Natalie Goldberg talking about the value and “how to” of having a writing practice as a way of going deeper within one’s self.

Click here to listen

Love and light

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Are You Walking Your Talk

November 15th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

I talked with my friend, Susana, yesterday. She and her husband, Richard moved to Hawaii earlier this year. Susana was the one who relentlessly encouraged me to start singing karaoke . . . so now you know who to blame!

Susana has been a living role model for me of how to walk in faith, trust and surrender to the ultimate goodness of life. Actually, so is my daughter Kaydee Brady (the Divine Intercessor). While it is easy to proclaim that “there are no accidents” and “everything that happens, happens for us, or through us, but never to us” when life is “good,” it is quite another thing to stay steady when one’s world is crumbling.

I watched as Susana and Richard lost their jobs, then their home to foreclosure, then finally bankruptcy. I watched as they found the blessings in every detour, every obstacle and roadblock.

When the unwanted happened their first response was to meditate and look for the “open door” . . . to look for the blessing. Of course it helped that they knew we are living in a time of great change and that life as we know it is on the way out, and the new that will takes its place is being shaped and co-created by our own thoughts and desires for how we want to experience life.

Again, that is great in theory. The real test is maintaining the belief that the best is yet to come when your life is disintegrating.

I remember the day Susana told me she had a vision of the oceans parting, making way for them to live in Hawaii. Soon after a friend called and invited them to start anew in Hawaii, offering them a place to live when they got there. (Nice manifesting, Susana!)

I witnessed them sell all their possessions right down to the bed they slept in to gather the money to make the move. (I’d lent them a futon so they weren’t sleeping on the floor.) And they still had their karaoke equipment, so frequent parties continued. No matter the “reality” of the situation, they held steadfast to their beliefs that they were being guided to what was for their highest good.

I witnessed the setbacks when due to a legal problem they couldn’t leave as scheduled. No job, house empty of everything but the most basic necessities, now needing their cash stash to live on, they continued to stay in close touch with guidance and step-by-step, in the Now moment, unexpected blessings came through time and time again.

It was like watching one of those Donald Duck cartoons when Donald is sleepwalking and every time he is about to walk into danger something steers him away.

Now I am watching my daughter, Kaydee, as she is organically reinventing herself, being guided step-by-step to transition out of the corporate world where she is a Senior Manager into her true calling as the Divine Intercessor, helping people make the transition from the old paradigm to the new.

I have been so blessed to personally witness Susana and Kaydee transcend victim consciousness and live their lives in trust and surrender to their life process. Once I saw that life can be trusted, it gave me the courage to live in trust and surrender too.

Guess what? From that perspective my life has become an unfolding adventure. Living in the now moment means dealing with what is right in front of me and leaving the future to unfold as it does. I absolutely believe that no matter what happens, when we are present in the moment we will always know what step to take that is supportive of our heart and soul.

Just like Susana and Kaydee, I know that life as I have known it is on the way out, yet I have no idea what will take its place. I have glimmers and glimpses . . . I am a visionary after all. I see community living in my future, but I don’t know how, when or where. So I follow the breadcrumbs step-by-step, living in the present moment ignoring the “reality” of current obstacles and challenges. I give no attention to what is not working. I stay focused on what is working and what is calling me to do next.

If I allowed myself to project the “reality” of today into the future, it looks really awful . . . the political climate, the financial crises, terrorism, global warming, increasing incivility among people with the most abominable lies and rhetoric freely flying about. Awful! Fortunately I don’t watch TV so I am not relentlessly subjected to the same fear mongering stories over and over and over.

Instead, I’m reading magazines like Ode, a magazine for “intelligent optimists” which focuses on the new that is emerging: conscious capitalism, alternative currencies, community living, green technology, restorative justice (rehabilitation rather than punishment). The majority of the news in my awareness is about all the good stuff that is happening outside the range of mainstream media reporting. I think it has something to do with the idea that “good news doesn’t sell newspapers.”

And, I absolutely believe what my guides are telling me . . . that as we are birthing into a whole new paradigm we are shaping and co-creating the future we are stepping into.

BOTTOM LINE: If you want to thrive during this time of great change, get yourself hooked up with some role models who are successfully navigating the enormous changes in their lives. And by “successfully navigating” I mean with grace, ease and a good deal of joy while life as they have known it is evaporating.

TIP: If you don’t have role models who are successfully “surfing the chaos and navigating the flow” please join us at the Spiritual Growth Community teleclasses, gatherings and seminars. You’ll find plenty of support in expanding your consciousness, developing your higher mind, and living your life On Purpose as your authentic self!

P.S. If you are feeling off course or out of balance in your life, consider either a channeled reading for clarity on current issues, or purchasing a Spiritual Growth Coaching package for some on-going support.

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How I found what I thought was lost

November 14th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

A couple of weeks ago I gathered my stuff together to head out to Paula Phipps’ place to be a co-presenter with her and Ted Ingalls for the Healing Day on the Delta. When I got there and unloaded my stuff my digital recorder was missing. I was absolutely sure I’d placed it in the bag, so I went out to the car to check to see if it fell out of the bag when the bag slid off the seat and onto the floor when I had made a sudden stop.

Nope. Not there.

Hmm. Must have left it behind. When I got home I checked the place where I’d placed it in the “to go with me stuff.”

Nope. Not there.

Hmm. Maybe it fell out of the bag and is on the floor or under the passenger seat.

Nope. Not there.

Every couple of days I’d go check the car again. I moved the seat forward and back as far as it would go. I found a bunch of other things but not my recorder. (Which I may point out is a drawback to the miniaturization capabilities of these new electronic gadgets!)

Nope. Definitely not there.

Last night I was at Kim Robinson’s and Cheree Pettigrew’s home for a potluck and game night. One of the guests was suffering from severe pain in her wrist from a surgery that was not healing as expected. I got the hit to offer to do Matrix Energetics for her.

Within a few minutes my body was swaying, my hands were hot and buzzing and her pain had disappeared. Although it returned later it was less severe and I did another “treatment” and showed her how to do “pull offs” (of the energy of the pain and transmute it into light) like I learned from my daughter, Kaydee Brady (the Divine Intercessor).

When I got home I thought, “why not try Matrix Energetics on locating my lost digital recorder?” So I did a “two point” and then went to bed.

This morning I thought I’d take another look in the car.

Nope. Not there.

Then I got the idea to look under the driver’s side seat.

Yep. There it was. How on earth it traveled to that side of the car I cannot even imagine how that could have happened.

No matter. I have it now, and I am grateful.

Never underestimate our power to interact with life at an energetic level to solve life’s challenges.

Love and light,


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Mirth and Meditation — Chuckles and Channeling

November 4th, 2010 by Jennifer Grainger

We began our Gathering for Pioneering Souls this past Wednesday night with a general sharing of what has been going on in our lives. The discussion ran the gamut from the “ordinary reality” topic of the effects of marijuana to the “non-ordinary reality” topic of Paula Phipps’s realization, based on having the same general theme showing up for the people who have been coming to her for healing work, that those who have “done their spiritual healing work” can expect to experience a greater freedom in their lives come January.

I shared my experience of having an immediate shift from feeling “lost” to feeling clear and confident just by writing this simple statement: “I choose to believe that this (difficult) experience is purposeful and supporting me in seeing something important that, once I see it, will free up the Joy in my heart.” In less than one minute the “fog” cleared and I was up and running again!

The mirth and chuckles were provided by our “community jesters” (you know who you are!) that precipitated gales of laughter not usually associated with a gathering focused on creating a space of peace and harmony, while also expanding our consciousness. Yet, if a purpose of group meditation is to experience Oneness, group laughter definitely accomplishes that, too.

At a recent healing session on me from Paula, she told me that there was a line of Ascended Masters behind me petitioning to be allowed to speak through me. Apparently their petitions were granted. Both at the last gathering, and this one, I had Beings other than my regular guide, Otmon, come through the channeling. Otmon was present, but apparently just holding the space for these Masters to speak.

The channeled message gave us more information about the increasing light that is forcing the darkness that has been hiding in the shadows to be revealed in the light. We were encouraged to stay in our centers and not get drawn into the trauma/drama of the “ain’t it awful” sort. We received an energy transmission to the pineal gland in our brains to strengthen our connection to Divine Intelligence so that we can more easily stay connected to our guidance as we navigate this evolutionary transition.

The guided meditation was a heart and mind healing. Very beautiful!

If you’d like to listen to the Heart and Mind Healing meditation, click this link: Since this was the last meditation of the evening, we were in a pretty “high” state (no drugs involved, hehe) so there is not a lot of lead-in to the meditation. I suggest you take a few deep breaths and get very relaxed before you listen to it.

I’d love your feedback. Be sure to leave a comment below.

Love and light,
Jennifer T. Grainger, B.Msc.
Founder of the Spiritual Growth Community

P.S. Our next Gathering of Pioneering Souls is Wednesday, November 17th. Won’t you join us. For more information or to register click here.

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