The meme above is something I experience with new clients all the time. They have the tap from the universe, usually a nudge of some kind be it physical, emotional or mental to start their journey towards a spiritual awakening. Though I'm not particularly a fan of this now saturated terminology, I use it loosely here as an understanding of what people are referring to as the shift they are experiencing.
For me, a spiritual awakening is creating conscious awareness of you and how you show up in your own life. It's bringing awareness to your choices, your thoughts, your visions for your future and most importantly your unique energetic footprint and how consciously or unconsciously you are imprinting and impacting every single experience you perceive to be happening to you instead of as you, through you.
When people start creating this awareness they begin to experience more and more an opening to a connection they forgot they had. We all have these gifts we just need to learn to tap back into them. The deeper they go the more their gifts begin to blossom. They begin to witness synchronicities. The world starts to look and feel different. It's all so exciting to be living in the tap of Universal Energy.
And many, so excited for the spiritual connection they are now experiencing want to rush the entire process, take the next class, read the next book or whatever they believe will take them to the next level forgetting the most important aspect of this entire experience.
We are here for such a short time if you really think about it so learning to BE and STAY grounded in the present moment as often as possible is key to living your BEST human experience.
It's not about leveling up or even getting anywhere else. It's about fully and completely accepting. loving and finding the joy of NOW. Not tomorrow, not when you receive whatever it is you think you want, but NOW and only NOW.
Only then can we say we are actively and consciously taking part in our own journey in our highest good. So lean into the vibration of JOY focusing on what is good FIRST. The more you focus on all that is GOOD the better you feel creating a match with universal energy and the flow of it's laws. It's time to break the patterns, break the cycles, break the chains and live your best life now for the NOW.
I invite you after reading this to take a moment to focus on ALL that is good in your life right now and if you feel yourself shifting to anything that does not feel good I invite you to put a pen in your hand and start writing all that is good. I promise there is a stream of beautiful energy that awaits you and though it won't dissolve anything that is not good it does put your frequency at a different level allowing you to see from a different perspective those pesky other things as "not as bad as you think."
We are all so deserving of more than we allow ourselves to receive and I am here to help you open the door to that new way of life. Whether it's a one time experience or you work with me on a regular basis I am here to hold the space you need to take the first step. It's never too late to make a new choice, a new path or start a whole new way to live.
My 17 year old daughter called me on a recent Sunday evening from work completely exhausted and stated she needed a Mental Health Day and would it be okay if she stayed home from school on Monday.
With absolutely NO hesitation I said "Absolutely."
My daughter like many others of all ages are living in SURVIVAL MODE and it's simply NOT okay. The amount of people who are just trying to get through the day only to repeat it day in and day out is the true pandemic that is destroying our world.
People are constantly anxious, worried, angry, exhausted and in pain emotionally, mentally and sometimes even physically because they do not have the necessary coping mechanisms to handle life. Add to that the rules created by society that do not make taking care of yourself a priority so you decide to do what's not necessarily in your best interest because it's easier to just push through than deal with the consequences.
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As a holistic practitioner that works with people to create conscious awareness around a new way to live it is often a struggle for me to share them with my daughter. She watched and learned from me, a pro, that lived in pure survival mode most of her life. The best I can do is to continue to live by example and be there to support her in whatever way that looks like depending on the situation.
Today it was
As I know better, I do better and I will continue to share with all those open to learning the many ways in which I have learned to LIVE in this world without having to merely survive it.
Have you ever felt a pang of jealousy when a friend, coworker or even complete stranger seems to be advancing in their life "faster" than you? You know, that sinking stomach feeling that somehow they have something you can't or don't already have? You are smiling through gritted teeth for their success but in your mind you are secretly saying "why them and not me?" Yeah, we have all experienced that at one time or another in our lives whether we want to admit it or not. It's our human experience to live this life through our senses coveting the things and experiences of others instead of living fully in gratitude for the vibrational energy we already are with the ability to create whatever we want for ourselves if we could just get the heck out of our own vibrational way.
I recently experienced this myself and went into a very short lived spiral of a pity party only to come out on the other side with the realization IT ISN'T EVEN WHAT I WANT!!!!! This realization floored me as I began to unravel what it was that I perceived to be missing in my life in that moment.
You know what I was missing? The ONLY thing I was missing?
My connection to my own vibrational energy and that of the universe. (Feel free to call it whatever you feel is in alignment with your beliefs whether it be Source, The Divine, God, etc.)
So, I chose to get quiet. I sat in silence asking for my connection to be reinstated by feeling the gratitude of my life and the more grateful I became the more it magnified. My entire vibration shifted to one of hearing AND feeling what it was I truly wanted and not surprisingly it was not one materialistic thing.
I understood in that moment the reason I felt that pang of jealousy was not because I wanted what they had but because their perceived success was actually their alignment to source pointing out the GAP in my own alignment. It was the eye opening experience that I was depriving myself of my own connection to the laws of the Universe by coveting others.
The reason we covet is we perceive to be missing something that others have forgetting we are programmed to believe and measure our lives by using our senses: what we can see, touch, taste, feel and hear. We are not taught to BE the vibration of universal law and often get it confused as wanting "things".
And as I sat in silence I asked for words of wisdom to be shared with me in how to work with this new found understanding in my human experience and this is what I heard.
"When coveting others simply state "Thank you for showing me the space where I have fallen out of alignment with self. This is my reminder to reconnect and shift my understanding of what truly is"
Upon hearing this wisdom gifted to me by the Universe I felt the pressure in my chest and the sick feeling in my stomach disappear as my heart reopened to the alignment that awaited me.
The lesson is now so clear and I felt compelled to share it with you in hopes that it can assist you upon your journey anytime you feel yourself coveting another.
Kelly McCarthy is a passionate universal energy teacher, intuitive practitioner and insightful sacred speaker located in Litchfield County, CT. Though not a published author yet, once in awhile she feels called to write about something that speaks to her.