Friday, May 4, 2012

Feel, See, Hear, Do Everywhere You Go

Years ago, I took a trip down to Sedona with a friend and we spent a week gallavanting around the canyonsides, touring sites, getting massages and bodywork done, and having a generally wonderful bliss-filled time. I wrote a lot about my experiences in Sedona, as well as a few other places, in my book, Divine by Nature: Spiritual Messages from the Planet's Natural Elements. And lots of other people have written about their spiritual adventures in books, blogs, and travel guides.

Some of the most spiritual places on Earth are the most heavily trafficked: Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest (yep, it's not just about the height for that mountain), the Rocky Mountains, Easter Island. And the list goes on and on.

But here's the big question: do you have to go to these unique places in order to have a spiritual experience?

And the big resounding answer is no.

The Grand Canyon
In a highly charged area where there are vortexes and heavy ley lines, the experience you can have can be more exhilarating, but it doesn't mean you have to go to Sedona to connect with the Earth beings there. Or to Stonehenge to feel what the Druids were doing. Or to the Grand Canyon to feel the awesome power that pours into our world through that portal. You will have more of a physical experience, but I assure you, your spiritual experience can be had anywhere in the world. And that anywhere is where you are right now.

Your life will not be altered in the way you are hoping, except maybe having your breath taken away, when you visit the Pyramids at Giza. You may have a phenomenal experience in your physicality, but your spiritual experience can be had right here, right now.

Pyramids of Giza
Simply close your eyes and feel the place you are dreaming about. Feel the essence of it. There is no time or space - not in the truest essence of All That Is - so you are never separate from your experiences at these places. You can connect to the energy of wherever it is you so desperately want to go just by focusing into yourself, feeling your own essence and then bolstering your energy out and connecting with the essence you desire. You never know what might happen. You might have the most amazing experience in your own living room. This has happened to me quite a bit. When I write about my experiences, I don't write about them in the moment most of the time. I go back and revisit the energy of that place, ask the entities to come forward and experience me as I experience them. And then connect in whatever way we are going to connect. That's what a spiritual experience is. It doesn't have to be grand or earth-shattering (but I find they often are because it's always something new). It can be just as simple as two or more souls sharing an afternoon in the sun.

So, go ahead. Close your eyes. Open your heart. Feel whatever is all around you all the time. You can feel, see, hear and do whatever it is you want to do wherever you are, everywhere you go.

meditative practice for opening to this kind of experience: 

Close your eyes. Breathe deeply from between your chest and your rib cage. Feel your lungs expanding and contracting, opening and offering themselves to the Great Creator. Breathe in. Breathe out. And again. Breathe in, breathe out. Slowly. Allow yourself to feel the room around you. Feel it pulsing with your own energy as the two of you become one pulsating energy, beating in time with your heart. Feel the rhythm. Beat, beat, beat. Bah-bump, bah-bump, bah-bump. Take in another long, deep breath, exhaling slowly allowing yourself to expand in your awareness as the energy exhales your lungs. Breathe. Relax. 

Begin to see the place you have been desiring. Either call it silently by its name or see an image or picture in your head. It doesn't matter if it's a physical image of somewhere you've already been or only something you've seen in a movie or a magazine. Just focus your attention and awareness to the place of your desired connectedness. 

Breathe. Center yourself by keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground where you are currently and call forth the energy of the place you desire to experience. Call it into your presence. Feel the energy swirl around you. Allow it to fill and enter the room as if an old friend has arrived. Allow it to sit and be in your presence. Feel it. Smell it. Taste it. Whatever comes to you is okay. There is no bad experience here. Whatever you are feeling, experiencing, doing is absolutely fine. Take another deep breathe. 

Ask the Angels to come forward from the space and enter your experience. Allow them to then fill your room and come into your presence fully. Allow them into your space and your experience. Breathe in their essence. Fill yourself with how they feel, how they seem, what they are. What are you feeling? Do you smell something? Do you taste something? Do you feel an arm or hand or wing on your shoulder? Is it getting warm or cold? Are you tingling? 

Allow yourself to feel whatever experience is coming to you. They are there. Trust that. Trust that they are with you in this experience. And then ask them for more. Ask them to shower you with a message from the place you desire to experience. Ask them to help you know it better or understand its purpose or reasoning for being. Ask them to glow the energy of that abundant place into your experience. 

And then sit and be still. 

Just feel. 

Take it in. 

And when you are ready, thank the Angels for coming and the energy of that place for existing in your space. Ask them anything else you may need to ask or let them know you wish to exchange again some time later. Breathe in and breathe out and allow yourself to fill your own essence back into the room as the Angels and the space return to their own energy. 

Breathe. Bring yourself back into only your own energy. Wiggle your toes, stretch your arms, smile. Feel your body hugging you. Express some gratitude to yourself for your accomplishment at connecting, even if you are unsure. Just know that it was there and each time will get stronger and more clear. 

Now, just breathe. And feel, see, hear and do, everywhere you go. 

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