"Spring is a time for fresh starts, new opportunities, change, and growth."
"Every next level of your life will demand and require a new you… are you ready?" You will be presented with experiences to grow! Will you heed the call? I did!
The morning of my birthday, thursday April 20th, 2017, I was presented with a very unique opportunity to have a new experience. Of course I said yes! I was invited to attend my reiki master Karen Neul's retreat in Lake Louise. I had wanted to go, but didn't think I was able to attend. But the Universe had other plans for me and made sure I was there.
I was overjoyed to be able to go. Anyone who attends healing retreats knows the resistance and obstacles that are put in the way when you want to fill up with more light. The morning I was set to depart from Calgary, I got extremely nauseas and dizzy. I missed my ride and had to ask my husband to take me later in the day, after my symptoms subsided. We left late but managed to get on the road before one pm.
The closer we got, the more I could feel the excitement within me. I knew there would be big shifts occurring. I am ready for them, and I am committed to my healing. My Divine team knows that and are constantly guiding me and nudging me in the right direction. I was grateful to have had time to spend with my husband on the way there. It also showed me his support even though he doesn't necessarily understand all that I am doing to heal my mind, body and spirit. We shared some beautiful moments together. I am so grateful to this husband for his love and care.
The magic of Lake Louise Alberta is apparent as soon as you start climbing the mountain to get to it. The air is crisp and the mountains are majestic. The energy is exhilarating. I met a friend there and knew I would be meeting Karen and three other ladies on saturday. Being clairsentient, I could FEEL just how moving this experience was going to be. Once safely there, I met with my friend Lore, who shared her room with me, and we went to meet the lake, hug some trees, breathe the fresh air and connect with God. I recently learned that Archangel Michael has an etheric temple that sits over the area of Banff, Lake Louise. I could feel Him and the band of mercy angels. I could also feel Archangel Faith who is the twin flame of Archangel Michael. It was all so deep and moving for me. Mountains have always felt like home for me. Being raised in Fernie BC, in the heart of the Rockies, you understand why. Even Jesus says to go the mountains and He will give you rest. Indeed my soul received the rest and healing it required to continue to heal.
We each have an inner child within us. Within each of us, there is a young, suffering child. We each have had times of difficulty when we were children and many of us have experienced trauma or abuses. To protect and defend ourselves against future suffering, we often try to forget those painful times. Every time we’re in touch with the experience of suffering, we believe we can’t bear it, and we stuff our feelings and memories deep down in our unconscious mind and into every cell in our body! It may be that we haven’t dared to face this child for many decades, if at all. But just because we have ignored our inner child, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. They are within us, begging for attention. We may not realize it, but when we examine it, bring it up and give it our love and care, our compassion, we can heal it within ourself and within our relationships with others. This weekend was all about bringing her out, healing another part of her, and then playing with her!! And telling her how loved she is!!
Saturday morning started with my going off alone to the deli to eat and pull some cards. I love starting my day with cards. I had brought Kyle Gray deck "Keepers of the Light". I ate my breakfast mindfully and with gratitude. I thanked God for allowing me the experience I was about to have, and knew it was all Divinely guided.
When I got to the meeting room, Karen and the ladies were all there ready to go. Karen always builds so much excitement within us that I was bursting to find out and see in the room!!! She even had a door mat that said, " there is no place like home!" outside the door.
We listened to a song and then entered. It was so beautiful. The table was adorned with lillies and vases of candles and crystals and was very lovely.
She had created manuals for each of us. She also gifted us with new journals and coloured marker.
We started on a magical journey to find and heal our inner child! Does your inner child want to come out and play? Well I know mine sure has times she does. My heart is open and full of love. My crown chakra is even more expanded and my third eye has been awakened!!
We did beautiful powerful heart led meditations, both Saturday and Sunday, with Divine helpers such as Archangel Michael, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen and the black Madonna. We went down the path of the yellow brick road. We were Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. We met our scarecrow in this level. I even had a channelling experience which was so powerful that I had tears streaming down my face. At one point we had to visualize our inner little girl. I had brought a photo of me and mom and dad with grandpa and grandma in it. I just sat in the visualization of being held lovingly in my mother's arms. I felt nurtured and cared for. In this moment I realized how very blessed I am with the mother I have. She has grown with me. Her mom died when I was 10. My mom would have only been 28. Everything she has learned, she has learned from her spirit. I recognized her strength. Her courage and her love for me on an even deeper level.
We shared our stories and were held safe in Karen's love and care and experience and went on a very magical journey together.
"In a world where most wear a mask it is a privilege to see a soul." I got to see these ladies souls. I got to grow in the most beautiful garden this weekend. We were safe under Archangel Michael's temple and surrounded by the trees, mountains, lake and in the blanket of snow.
Healing the inner child is deep spiritual work. Even though we may have had a wonderful childhood, being ridiculed by friends in school and by teachers and developing fears such as not being enough, not feeling worthy, wanting to be liked, feeling judged all the time and giving your power away, leaves deep wounds that left unhealed manifest as diabetes and cancer. After my walk through the cancer in 2011, I knew I needed to heal my deep wounds. I have allowed my spirit to guide me. I know God is sending me these wonderful talented and gifted teachers. I never dreamed I would be having the life I have now. I am healing. I am growing. I am expanding and I am learning. Dig deep for the courage inside you to be who you are!!
No one is perfect and that is why understanding with compassion is so important. The title of her retreat is called " Becoming the Compassionate Hero- the keys to the Holy Grail "
She taught on one of the five major lessons of life which is
compassion!! the others are:
In closing I thank Karen, Lore, Irma, Tammy and Terri with all my heart.
This weekend that we shared was sacred and was a gift from the Divine. I am so very grateful for every moment!! This statement is what I want to leave each of you with:
You are on a journey of a lifetime that no one else will travel and that no one can judge. Each experience will be an opportunity to learn and grow, heal and expand.
You may not know where the path leads, but if you follow your internal guidance, the desires of your heart, be integral in your choices, and with that deep wisdom within you, then each step on that yellow brick road will lead you to discovering your truest you. Your authentic you.. You will discover your soul. It will all lead to the right steps in the journey of your life and it will be Divine Magic, Divinely guided and will be Heaven on Earth.
In a stroke of synchronicity, today's meditation experience with Deepak Chopra and Oprah was :
Day 15 - The Inner Child Reborn
“Hope is the thing with feathers, / That perches in the soul, / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all…” – Emily Dickinson
Even as adults, we all still retain that part of our personality we had when we were children. The positive, healthy aspect of our inner child expresses our innocence, joy, exuberance, and hope. This accepting and fresh view of life comes from the true self. This egoless state is always there within us.
In today’s meditation, we learn how to reawaken the inner children in ourselves, as well as encourage it in others by seeing their inner child with the innocent and accepting eyes of our own.
this weekend I attended a healing retreat to help heal my inner child. I have been working on her for the last 5 years.
Through the retreat, and this meditation we are taught to see the inner child in everyone. To see through the eyes of love and compassion.
What made your heart sing as a child? was it exploring in nature? colouring? singing? dancing? do you still do it?
As adults we still possess the personality we had as children. When we experience joy that is our inner child expressing itself.
Awaken your inner child to heal. Hope is a powerful force.
Apparently the author, John Bradshaw, was popular for bringing light to the area of the wounded inner child. If our inner child was hurt, wounded, abandoned, shamed or neglected then that child's grief and anger lives on within them. They become adults who are reacting all the time!! They act out the hurt, the shame, the neglect.
How do you look out at the world?
Here is an inner child exercise he developed:
In your imagination, go to the house you grew up. Peer through a window. Find yourself in that house. What do you see? Take a good look at your life as a child. What do you feel?? what do you see? what is going on with your relationships with the people you live with in the house? What gifts did you possess that others overlooked?? what burdens were you made to carry?
What made you mad and sad?
Healing the wounds of the past is a hopeful endeavour. It helps you rekindle the innocence of youth.
Consider doing the exercise above. If you had a great childhood then consider reaching out and helping others. Be a beacon of hope.
Never lose your hope!! Hope springs eternal.
Innocence is a quality of hope. Innocence is lost when you go through a trauma ,failure, emotional wounds erase innocence.
Healing can occur when you dig down deep, examine all the pain, the shame and the guilt that isn't yours and releasing it in a healthy way.
If you need help in this area consider looking up my teacher and mentor Karen Neuls of Reiki Resonance
I highly recommend you check out my teacher Karen Neuls and her business Reiki Resonance at http://www.reikiresonancehealing.com/
Karen Neuls, Spiritual Teacher and Healer has a huge passion for helping others. She helps bring self-awareness to your body, mind and soul to help you heal from within. She is very connected to the Divine Feminine and the Angelic Realm and has much ancient wisdom to share with the world. As she is following her passion and love, having the courage to pull the sword from the stone, she is an amazing guide to help you along your path, helping you open doors to new opportunities, new beginnings and most importantly more love. Karen works very strongly with Archangel Michael Archangel Gabriel, Joan of Arc and the Christ Light. Your journey waits before you, and all you have to do is say Yes.
Karen has gone through many initiations and lessons along her own yellow brick road, finding the wisdom, love and courage to continue walking in the light, healing her karma, soul contracts and reaching beyond the limits and conditions, beyond the veil, believing and seeing that you can fly above that rainbow with the bluebirds, knowing and trusting deep in her heart of the full support of the universe. By loving our own hearts, all hearts are loved.
It is a true blessing to be of service to you.
I send you all my love and angel blessings,
Having your fur daughter pass in your arms, with her little head on your heart, was one of the hardest life lessons I have ever had to walk through. There is not a moment of any day since January 18th 2016 that has gone by that I don't think of her and miss her terribly. My physical body aches with her loss.
Bella was not just any doggie. She was one of the sweetest souls I have ever had the privilege of loving, nurturing, growing with and healing with.
In June 2011, Bella was only 4 years old. That is when I was diagnosed with stage 3 peritoneal cancer. I was devastated and scared. Family and friends were interesting in their energies in response to the diagnosis I had been given. Some people showed up more. Some disappeared. The word CANCER scares people and instead of dealing with the unknown and perhaps facing your death, some people ignore you. After all, everyone has their own lives to live. The only soul that loved me unconditionally was this little girl Bella.
She would follow me everywhere. She would cry when I left the house. She would wag her tail wildly when I returned and jumped up and down until I picked her up to cuddle her. She was pure love.
As I healed my body, Bella was my constant companion. When I walked through my hell days of chemo and could only lay on the couch, Bella would curl up behind my knees and just stay there until I moved.
Bella only weighed a few pounds but she thought she was a guard dog. I will never forget the day I was working at my kitchen table and she she starting barking incessantly. That made me look outside and there was an intruder! Thank God she warned me. I had enough time to call the police and my husband. They apprehended the guy and all returned to safety.
Bella especially loved, Paulo sr, Paulo jr and Pina so so much. Bella thought she was Paulo jr brother. She would protect him if I raised my voice. She sensed when he didn't feel good and would sleep in his room on the floor.
In the early years she would sleep in the laundry room. After the illnesses Paulo jr and I walked through, she would no longer sleep there and insisted to sleep in my room right under my head of the bed on the side I slept on. She wanted to be close to us.
Bella became ill the winter of 2015. By January 1, 2016 she was seriously ill. she lost so much weight and was so skinny. We called the vet who did tests. Initially it was thought that she had diabetes, however it was assumed she had cancer and the vet asked us to make a decision on how to proceed.
It was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. I knew she needed to depart the physical world in peace and with grace and dignity. The vet validated that.
Thank you to "Vets to Go" who sent Dr. Paty to us. Dr. Paty and I cried and cried. Bella was playful up until I picked her up for the procedure to begin. Her playfulness was a testament to her love for us.
Paulo sr. had to work the day Bella departed. He was the one who walked Bella every day. He wasn't here as Bella crossed the rainbow bridge, but I made it beautiful. I sang to her and I prayed over her. Paulo jr was here with me too. Bella was so loved by my sister Pina and loved Pina so so much.
Bella was and continues to be our fur angel.
Pets aren't just animals. They are souls in fur. They are an important part of the family. My heart is healing. My family is healing. I miss her so much. Paulie was brave and held her limp body after she returned to Heaven. I am so grateful for this fur angel. I can't wait to see her again in heaven. In the meantime she sent us a sign in the clouds..... see below.
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