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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