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The celebration of Easter represents the rising in consciousness from believing you are a body, to the rebirth of awakening to who you are as a divine, perfect, spiritual being. The cross symbolizes crossing over from your personality to awakening to your spiritual identity. The cross is the union of positive and negative, harmony and wisdom, life and death.

Easter is a universal festival. The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Norsemen and Scandinavians worshipped the Egg, thus, the symbol of the egg is a universal symbol. It represents life and fertility. The word Easter closely resembles names of different Pagan goddesses—Ishtar, Ostara, and the Greek Astarte. All the ancient stories centered upon birth, death and rebirth. Then for the world of Christians, what sets Jesus apart from other stories and traditions? This is the Mystery of Easter. This is the Passion of the Cross. This sets apart the believers from the non-believers.

Many times my pastor would say “God decided to walk on earth so put Himself in a body called Jesus.” Jesus came and fulfilled the ancient prophecies. Jesus was the living symbol of all the ancient traditions, beliefs and rituals. He brought the ancient celebrations into the body and lived them, explaining the living significance and how we are all connected to the same vibration and Universal Consciousness. He was the flesh and blood of God. And to this day, intellectuals, philosophers and scientists are still arguing and trying to figure out if He really did resurrect His physical body after the crucifixion.

The late Dr. Gene Scott wrote a series of articles titled, Jesus Christ: Super-Nut or Super-Natural. In these articles he explains that after the resurrection of Jesus, His appearance to Peter and then 500 followers, the apostles went forth into the world to proclaim the teachings of Christ and how He rose from the dead. All the disciples died terrible deaths because of their beliefs, yet never once swayed from their story. Dr. Scott writes: The disciples were either lying and knew it, or they were honest and truthful men reporting facts as they experienced them. Thus the fundamental issue of the resurrection boils down to the veracity of the reporters. If the disciples were dishonest men fabricating a story, however clever that may be, they deserve no respect. The other alternative is that these were HONEST MEN who reported on the most astounding fact of history. When this inevitable dichotomy closed in upon me in my experience, I had to settle the question myself…. and after three and a half years of hard study…. I was convinced I was confronting honest men giving honest reports of the astonishing happening of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Let this Easter be your day of rebirth and regeneration. Renew your life. Set new goals. Allow yourself to go within to your personal soul sanctuary where you can connect with the God of your Heart and say hello to your personal relationship with the Father of Lights.

Whatever your personal belief and experiences may be, I wish you joy, blessings and abundance for this beautiful time of year.

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angry girl

I remember thinking, when I first embarked upon my spiritual journey way back in the day, that I’d never be angry again. Then when I’d find myself being angry I assumed I came off my lofty perch and succumbed to a weakness, or had found a fault in my aspirations for perfection. Today I laugh at those assumptions and can assure you, that after thirty plus years of spirituality seeking, learning, teaching and practicing . . . I still have days when I’m angry. And sometimes I even enjoy this powerful emotion!

It’s a misconceived notion to think spiritually minded people don’t get angry. When Jesus went into the Temple and flipped over the tables and made a mess of things, I don’t believe he did so in a quiet, apologetic way. No, I believe he made some noise when he upturned those tables because he didn’t like the way the money changers were ripping people off as they exchanged their currencies to offer donations to the Temple. He was channeling the emotion of anger to make a point. Did he stay angry? No, he went off to meditate afterwards to clear his space.

You have a body, but you are not that body. Likewise you have emotions, but you are not those emotions. You are spirit. Your body is your house. The emotions are the language the body uses to let you know what kind of energy is moving through your environment. Anger is one of those emotions. The key is to learn how to discern whether the emotions you are experiencing are yours, or someone else you may be ‘matching’. For example, have you ever gone to work in a great mood, singing a tune, feeling high on life, only to start feeling crabby a few hours later? Now you’re thinking about how you hate your job or how your roommate or spouse didn’t put the cap on the toothpaste in the morning and boy, don’t they know how that really pisses you off?

But if you were able to step out of that moment and look around you, maybe you’d see a co-worker stewing at their desk with their face all scrunched with a clear look of agitation. Then you’d recognize it was their anger you were experiencing. It was their energy moving through the office, with their angry thoughts and feelings that went into your aura. Only when it reached your space you translated it into your thoughts and feelings. This is called matching energy. In my next post I’ll address what to do about that, but for now, let’s move on with the anger!

When used correctly, anger is a very powerful tool. When used incorrectly, it becomes a weapon. What’s the difference?

Anger as a weapon: Too many times, when people are angry, they spew the anger all about them at whoever, whatever is in their path. This is called ‘destroying outside your space’. Have you ever gotten into an argument because you were mad, said words you couldn’t take back and ruined a friendship or relationship? That’s an example of destroying outside your space. Or you get so pissed you pick things up and smash them to pieces? Again, another example of destroying outside your space. It feels good in the moment but you’re left picking up the rubble and trying to make amends.

Some people have no permission to express or admit they are angry and suppress the emotion deep inside them. The result is often acne, ulcers, IBS, cancer or other physical issues. Anger as a weapon has been turned on themselves.

Anger as a tool: The truth, is that anger can be a very powerful tool for destroying, cleansing and releasing the pictures or situations that caused you to be angry in the first place. The key is to learn how to run this powerful energy IN your body, not throw it all around you. At first it burns but then it’s like the refiners fire and before you know it, you are clear. My teacher once told me, when you are owning your anger and keeping it in your space, nobody else will know that you’re angry. This is not the same as suppressing it, this is putting that motive force to work for you!

Exercise: Here’s a great exercise to help channel anger that I still use today. And I literally mean today, I just came inside from doing it! All you need are some raw eggs and a felt tip marker.

Write on the eggs the person or situation that has you angry. Write the feelings that go with the anger; frustration, sadness, fear etc. Now go outside. Hold the egg(s) in your hands and imagine all the anger going into the eggs. Really get into it! Now throw the eggs, one at a time, at a fence or on the sidewalk, driveway – anyplace where they will SMASH! When you’re done, you’ll feel better. If you have no place to do this outside you can use your bathtub or kitchen sink. Try this and see how it works.

I encourage you to start using anger as a tool. If you need more help than a raw egg can offer, hypnosis is a great modality to release those deep-rooted anger issues. But think about it, the next time you find yourself getting mad or someone is pushing your buttons you can be thinking, “I have an egg with your name on it!”

Peace to all who wander by to read this post.

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Who-am-I-Why-am-I-here-Real-Self-Elizabeth-Clare-ProphetThe picture I chose for this post is one I used to have hanging on my wall in the late 1970’s when I was learning how to take my first baby steps on my spiritual journey. I’m not a follower or student of the Summit Lighthouse, I’ve just always loved this image as it truly depicts the message I’m inspired to share today.

I’ve been a student, practitioner and teacher of the spiritual, metaphysical mind sciences since 1978. I was raised in a Catholic family in a small New England town so my roots are deeply and faithfully Christian based. When I began to study and be exposed to more esoteric teachings I had a difficult time fully grasping the concept that there is no separation in Divine Mind. What did this mean and how did it affect my ability to create and manifest the life I wanted?

Most people, when they think of God, get an image of a Deity or old man sitting off on a cloud someplace passing judgement down upon the people. I know I did. So when I was told God was having a great time being me, I just didn’t get it. It was many years before I began to truly awaken to my Divine Self. (Hey, this is a planet for slow learners, right?)

When I say ‘God’ I’m referring to a Consciousness. A Supreme Consciousness. A Consciousness we all have the ability to tap into and bring into our physical body. This is the consciousness, the awareness that knows nothing about lack, limitation, can’t, impossible and notions of that nature. This consciousness simply gives us what we ask for, every day. Remember, your word has power. Everything you say is a prayer for or against yourself. I’ve written about this before. Keep talking about negative things happening to you and you will attract more negative situations into your life. Why? Because the Ears of the Universe are always listening, they just don’t have the ability to sort out good, bad, right or wrong. They hear what you say and think, over and over with your emotional power and send you those experiences. Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it!

My passion, when helping people awaken to their higher self, is to show how spirituality is practicality. Being spiritual doesn’t mean you’re floating in the clouds every day completely out of touch with reality. It is awakening to who you are as spirit, connected with the Supreme Consciousness, Supreme Being, Father of Lights, Christos . . . whatever word or title works best for you. And for any feminists reading this, Father, in my world, is not a stereotype icon putting women in the subservient role. I’ve always liked the explanation my teacher gave to me:

Father is Fat/Her. The pregnant One, filled and ready to give birth to our ideas and creations. Father also means the Feeder of our awareness. “Give us this day, our daily bread” equates to “feed us each day with Your energy and awareness”. Being spiritual is using the gifts and talents you were born with in such a way that you are able to prosper and live the abundant life.

When we have our attention focused within to this presence of consciousness, we have taken the steps to lift our awareness up out of our limited personality to be more in alignment with Divine Source. The more we practice being present with this Higher Consciousness, the more we are able to realize our dreams and goals truly can be made manifest in our lives. Let’s hear a big Woo Hoo!

The easiest way to access this spiritual consciousness is with hypnosis. Why? Because hypnosis helps you bypass the critical factor of your conscious mind and brings you into the arena of your subconscious. The critical mind wants to debate, argue, look for proof, doubt and come up with all the reasons why you can’t be One with Divine Source. The critical conscious mind is a body level of awareness and very limited.

The subconscious mind is the storehouse of memory of all your life experiences, connected to the Akashic Records, your Book of Life. The subconscious mind knows no difference between reality and fantasy so accepts ideas and acts upon them as the truth. With the conscious mind moved aside in hypnosis, the subconscious will readily accept the truth when hearing “Hello, you are spirit. Your body is the house you live in right now.” The subconscious is limitless. It is also the gateway to your higher or super consciousness.

Study the picture I posted. The physical you is on the bottom. Your subconscious is the middle image, your Higher Self. The top image represents the presence of I Am. When we are in alignment with our personal Holy Trinity is when we can fully understand and recognize that there is no separation in Divine Mind. With our awareness focused on this vibration is when we can manifest in the positive.

As a spiritual hypnotist, I introduce my clients to their personal Holy Trinity as this: The conscious mind represents our male energy. Our subconscious mind represents our female energy. Our conscious mind  implants an idea into the subconscious and it manifests into something. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the Communion of our Higher Self, bringing ideas down into our body to be manifested as our new goals. It’s very empowering to awaken to this concept. And when practiced daily, a new level of peace and inner security can be yours because you’ll have the understanding and the experience combined together.

This is why I now know God is having a great time being me! What about you?

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June 9, 2012 marks the one year anniversary of my unexpected resignation from the non-profit organization I was deeply involved with for thirty years. This was probably one of the most frightening decisions I’ve ever made and I was filled with fear and anger. My reason for leaving? My monthly stipend was taken away and I was offered a mere 20% of all the hypnosis work I was doing. What’s funny to me in hindsight is that I did not see this coming at all – so much for my psychic abilities! But it wasn’t funny at the time. At first I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach and couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t wrap my mind around what had taken place nor could I imagine how I was going to pay my rent and take care of basic living expenses. I was so angry that the two people I had called friends for thirty years had treated me this way, and then filled with sorrow when I realized they had never been my friends at all – friends don’t do that to each other. This has been one of my greatest life lessons. This unexpected change in plans, my biggest gift.

I now understand that I had been stuck for a long time and just didn’t know what to do to create change. And because I never dreamed of leaving my church the Universe came in and pulled the rug right out from under me and said, ‘there, now do something about it!’. It took the big Cosmic kick in the ass to get me moving.

The only thing I knew to do while I was regaining my grounding was to give. I increased my hours at Options Recovery Services where I offer hypnosis to the clients in recovery. This was my saving grace. By remaining in service mode my attention was focused on helping others and not on my personal problems. By working with the clients I was reminded again and again that I really didn’t have a problem at all – just a new challenge. Working with so many people each week was helping me hone my hypnosis skills as well and I’ve been able to create several new programs based upon the work I’ve been doing. Through volunteering my hypnosis services my personal business is now thriving. My creativity is flowing. My energy is moving.

After my stipend was cut I spent a week soul-searching and praying for guidance before making the decision to resign. The mantra that kept running through my mind was The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Probably the greatest spiritual prosperity treatment in the Bible is Psalms 23. Most people think of funerals when they hear this Psalm but it’s really about abundant living. This was my centering prayer day after day. I’ve decoded this Psalm using the information from Swedenborg and The Course in Miracles. Yes, contrary to what some people think, my spiritual life continues to thrive. I’m sharing my version of Psalms 23 in this post. First will be the original, then mine. I believe this says it all as we are all going through our personal versions of change and transitions.

Blessings to all who wander by to read this.

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd'...

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of thine enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23 Decoded
Universal Law (Love) is my guide; I shall lack nothing.
I am encouraged to shift my attention within, to the fertile soil of my healed subconscious mind, where I experience the quiet stillness of inner peace.
His Consciousness replenishes my soul; As I focus on His Presence while  in meditation I am taught the right use of my mind and energy, which is to validate His nature.
Yes, even as I experience challenges and painful times of growth that make it seem like my life is crumbling to pieces – I fear nothing, because I know this is just the illusion of the world.
For Your Presence is always with me. Your Love and Truth ground and comfort me.
You show me how to un-match and rise above the negativity of those who dislike me. And my mind is re-centered on the bounty of prosperity that is available to me always.
You infuse my mind with Your Consciousness and my awareness expands to match Yours. My mind overflows with ideas for total health and abundant living.
I am certain, grounded in faith that Your vibration of love and compassion stays with me in every breath I take while in this templed body; and I will live in my Father’s Kingdom of Consciousness forever.

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As we head into the new year I thought it would be fun to re-introduce this exercise for raising prosperity consciousness. Enjoy!

I’ve been pondering on the “New Thought” movement that became popular in the 1800’s. People like Quimby, Holmes, Mary-Baker Eddy (who was actually a student of Quimby), Wattles, Fillmore and the rest. It’s interesting how this collective group of consciousness was downloaded to so many people at about the same time. Now I’m not a historian so no dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s here. But what became known as the New Thought Movement was, to me, a way of thinking introduced on the planet by Jesus. Yes, yes I know people before him were aware of this consciousness. Let’s just say He did a really good job of making a global impact on a new way to think!

Before I became certified in hypnosis I had been a practitioner of metaphysical intuitive awareness. Intellectually I understood how thoughts become things and how we are the creators of our own Universe. But it wasn’t until I dove into the realms of hypnosis and everything that topic held, that I really began to ‘get it’ and started cultivating a prosperity mind-set.

One of my intentions for starting this blog site is to help people foster a new attitude of thinking. I will share my personal journey, which includes times of absolutely no money to enjoying all the fruits this abundant Universe has to offer. To start, I’d like to share a simple exercise that will help you flip your mind from seeing your proverbial cup of life as half empty, to being half full and even overflowing! I call this….. The Prosperity Stroll! Have fun!

Step 1: Grab a piece of paper and a pen

Step 2: Stroll through your life. Begin with your home. Write down everything you own. Everything, from clothing to appliances to entertainment items to food you have in your home right now. Everything.

Step 3: Move outside. Do you have a yard? Write down everything you own in your yard. Do you have a vehicle? Write that down!

Step 4: Write down bank accounts and cash on hand.

Step 5: Next to each item you now have listed, put down the approximate cash value of each thing.

Step 6: Add all the numbers up and see what you get as an approximate cash value of your life, right now.

Most of my clients and students are shocked when they see how much they actually have in present time. We are so conditioned to project our thoughts, desires and dreams out into the future that we miss what we have right now. I encourage you to do the Prosperity Stroll. It’s fun and you will amaze yourself!

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