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I’ve never met an ugly witch.

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

We are facing a most serious threat in the world.

The threat is the systematic control of an individual’s energy. There are many strategies being used to weaken us, to eliminate our will and vision. A key strategy is to instill fear in society in order to get people to give up their freedom. Another strategy is to taint our food and water and air with poisons. There is also the threat of legal drugs.

Life-depleting strategies against us often are not obvious unless we are on constant alert and open our minds. A shaman by the name of Stalking Wolf once said “I have never seen an ugly witch.”  What do you think this means?  There is profound wisdom in this saying.  It teaches that darkness tends to disguise itself as attractive.

Do you remember in Star Wars how Senator Palpatine in the beginning appeared to be well meaning and noble then later revealed his secret identity of a dark lord?  Evil disguises itself in many ways.  More recently darkness is disguising itself less and less.  It is up to us to open our minds to see.

Today, there are many leaders and organizations which feign to want to protect us.  Be aware that darkness uses deception as one of its main weapons.  We are being attacked on many different levels.  Yet, warriors of the light can choose to be awake.  Awareness is our ticket to freedom.  Do not fear challenges as they can help you sharpen your will and increase your life force.  Darkness can teach us to transcend our weaknesses and to become the powerful beings we are meant to be.

There is nothing more important than connecting with our inner power.  We are guided by a higher force that is always there for us.  This force is within us, not out there.  It protects us and guides us in infinite ways—from the most practical to the most abstract matters—when we open our hearts and minds to it.

Knowledge protects you.  Ignorance endangers.  Keep learning.

The Alchemist and the Sacredness of Following Your Dreams

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

The alchemist and dreamsThe Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is an inspirational fable about a Spanish shepherd, Santiago, who sets out on a quixotic quest to find a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids.  Along the way he learns various spiritual lessons.  The lessons he learns include the importance of paying attention to the signs in our life, and that it is our responsibility to follow our dreams, our inner vision, because that is how we become whole.

Our dreams are sacred and powerful, and we must do all that we can to follow our calling.  An Apache shaman once said, “A man not living his vision is living death.”  I believe this is true.  This quote may not be as poetic as the quotes in The Alchemist, but it is profoundly wise and has layers of meanings.

The shaman’s wisdom inspired me to create The Warrior Spirit –How To Use Hidden Mind Powers and Ancient Wisdom To Create Wealth and Much More! It teaches how we can conquer personal demons that keep us from realizing our life’s vision. In doing so, we become the alchemist, transforming our lead into gold, figuratively speaking.

The Warrior Spirit takes up where The Alchemist book left off.  It provides guidance on how to achieve your inspired dreams, and it empowers you at the core, at the spiritual level.

Today, I came across an inspiring article by Matthew Walsh about The Alchemist. Matthew, the founder of Spiritual Media Blog Newsletter, wrote about the upcoming movie based on The Alchemist and included great Alchemist quotes about the power of following our dreams.  May this article help to remind you of the sacredness of your dreams.  Below is an excerpt from his article:

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In an interview, Paulo Coelho made these bold declaration about following your dreams:

“We who fight for our dream suffer far more when it doesn’t work out, because we cannot fall back on the old excuse: ‘Oh, well, I didn’t really want it anyway.’ We do want it and know that we have staked everything on it…

Then, we warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how…

When we first begin fighting for our dream, we have  no experience and make many mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. So why is it so important to live our personal calling if we are only going to suffer more than other people? Because, once we have overcome the defeats–and we always do–we are filled by a greater sense of euphoria and confidence…

If you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.”

Please share your comments below and share with friends.

Reprinted from Matthew Welsh’s Spiritual Media Blog Newsletter.

Matthew Welsh is the founder of Spiritual Media Blog, the News Source for Spiritual Entertainment.  For more information about Spiritual Media Blog please visit www.SpiritualMediaBlog.com




Alchemy and Personal Transformation—Coming Up Sept 16-18th

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

If you want to learn about alchemy and personal
transformation, there is a unique event coming up next month
that could be what you’ve been looking for.

The Alchemy Conference will take place on September 16-18th in
Long Beach, California.  It is both an outstanding forum to learn
about scientific findings and spiritual teachings from
world-renowned experts, as well as an opportunity to mingle
with like-minded seekers, receive insights, and gain a sense
of personal betterment.

What is alchemy?

The alchemists tried not only to change base metals into
gold but also rejuvenate their bodies, integrate their
personalities, and perfect the very essence of their souls.
Although they spoke of  furnaces, and chemicals,
they were really talking about synchronous transformation
taking place in their own bodies, minds, and souls.

Alchemy can be defined most simply as the “art of
transformation.” It is concerned with the underlying
principles of how things change and the basic process of
transforming one thing into another. The most popular reason
for studying alchemy today is to reconnect with the
fundamental spiritual realities in the universe.

In this approach to alchemy, the goal of the alchemist is not
the common gold but an inner spiritual gold, and the operations
of alchemy are performed in the inner laboratory of the
spirit and soul.

To learn more about this upcoming event and to reserve your
seat, click here and start exploring a new world.

In this amazing conference…East Meets West, Old Meets New,
People from All Over the World Gather, and You Discover
Practical Solutions for Improving Your Life.  You will be at
the largest gathering of practicing alchemists in the last
500 years!

To your amazing journey,

Mary Rivas

August 2011–A Time To Do More Than You Think Is Possible

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The main theme for August is Wake Up and Pay Attention.

This does not mean becoming more hyper-vigilant or controlling but rather becoming more present and taking notice from a place of expanded awareness. Most of us have narrowed our experience of life and ability to respond down to a very narrow band, being asleep or unconscious about the greater part of it. If we didn’t, we would be overwhelmed at what we have put up with and continue putting up with.

In the development of the mind and the mental ability to problem solve, we have traded in the awareness of our instinctual and emotional responses for the illusion of security in trusting that the mind can solve everything. We are quickly seeing that in these accelerated times not only can the mind not keep up, but that it limits our ability to respond in other ways so crucial to our survival at this time. The mind is almost never present. It is almost always either in the past; reviewing, judging, trying to understand, categorizing, filing and organizing; or in the future; planning, worrying, tracking, organizing and trying to get a handle on linear time. Notice that when you are doing a task that requires complete presence, the mind becomes quiet and inactive, taking a back seat.

Animals in the wild and other aspects of nature react to their environment with efficiency in their knowing, timing and action. This does not come from a place of mental planning but rather from being aware and responding to the present circumstances. Nature is very flexible. Because of our attachments, expectations and constant mental micromanaging, we have lost both the ability to be flexible and the ability to be instantly responsive. We have diminished our experience of life, we have fallen asleep, and we forgotten how to trust and be present.

We are still in an emotionally centered year. The emotional center is there to teach us a different way of reacting. The emotional center is not about emoting or being emotional. It is about relying on a different level of intuition that takes in way more information than the intellectual realm of the mind can ever process. We need to remember how to use this center more effectively so that we can trust our non-mental process and begin to give it more credit. The mind is a very useful tool and it is important to use it to set intentions, goals and direction, but we cannot expect the mind to get us there. The mind on its own is not capable of driving enough energy to accomplish anything. It is too limited and yet we have given it this impossible task. No wonder we feel helpless, powerless, fatigued and confused.

It will take time to turn this pattern around and you can start by waking up your senses and paying attention to your surroundings by being more present and aware. If you spend a little bit of time every day in non-mental awareness practicing being present, you will exercise this part of yourself and eventually it will become automatic. This is what is required in order to move into a higher state of consciousness at this time. Anything you can do this month that raises your consciousness is an excellent use of the influences. Any practices that help connect you to spirit and get you out of your mind will also be very helpful.

There will be many lessons and opportunities to see just how effective you can be without your mind trying to control everything. The discipline will be to keep yourself present and out of the past and the future. This is the time to step up to the plate, show up fully and take responsibility for yourself, your actions and your truth. It is time to get out of denial, to open your eyes and all your senses, to truly look at what you have been putting up with and to do something about it. This requires courage and action and you may not always get positive responses from others, as misery loves company. When you decide to take the high road you may need to set some boundaries against certain energies that are no longer compatible. Remember that negative reactions from others are usually projections and it is important not to take things personally especially when you know you are on the right track.

By the same token, if you are having a strong negative reaction to someone or their actions, you may need to look at how you may be projecting on them or how their actions may have threatened your own complacency and denial. See each of them, as a teacher and a mirror, stay neutral, present and awake.

This is an incredibly accelerated time where incredible things are possible. You need to watch for the aggression mode of the year showing up in negative ways both in yourself and in others. Since the mind is being quickly surpassed by the speed of things these days, you also may experience anything from feeling like you are losing your mind, panic attacks, anxiety and amnesia. This is much about the dissolving of linear time and thus the tracking method of the mind. Watch also for bleed-through from the astral plane at inconvenient times, throwing you momentarily off the course of linear thought. You are being called upon to trust all the other senses, to trust your intuition and to learn to process information in a different way. The acceleration of the times makes it possible to accomplish way more than your mind would “think” possible. At the same time, if something is destructing, it will take much less time than “usual” for it to completely destruct. Any process is aggressively accelerated in these times so if something seems stagnant or not moving, all it needs is a spark of intention to set it on course.

Click here to access the full monthly commentary packed with tips to help you strengthen your relationships, health, finances and more.   Print out the full forecast and reference it throughout the month. (The above is an excerpt from the commentary).

The author of the monthly forecast, Lena Stevens, is an author and co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You and The Power Path: The Shaman’s Way To Success in Business and Life.

June 2011 Forecast–A Time To Do a Personal Realignment

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
When a vehicle gets out of alignment it shakes and shimmies and wants to veer off the road. What causes it to get out of alignment is hitting bumps, potholes and other obstacles. If a vehicle is left in this condition for too long, the tires will wear out. A vehicle will not realign itself. You have to take it in for help.

Many of you have been hitting potholes, bumps and roadblocks in your life experiences, throwing you out of alignment with your expectations and what you perceive to be your physical environment. You feel off center, somewhat ungrounded and unfocused. With the aggression mode of the year this feeling may even be exaggerated. Many of you are still looking for support and wisdom in the wrong places, in an old model or outdated paradigm. You expect that if you do certain things or have certain thoughts or focus your energy in a specific way, you will achieve predictable results. The personality is confused by the potholes and roadblocks and doesn’t quite know what to do next.

This month provides the opportunity for realignment we have all been waiting for but you have to meet the challenge half way. If you do the work, you will be rewarded. If you expect to be handed realignment on a silver plate, you may be waiting a long time and wear your tires out in the process.

What does realignment mean?

Daily life consists primarily of a sequence of events and experiences that are guided and measured by points of reference. Your points of reference are made up of your external physical structures such as your home and everything in it, your physical tools for living, your physical accessories to your person, the greater physical environment such as roads and buildings in your community, and the physical placement of these physical points of reference. You also have points of reference such as time and schedules, your daily habits and rituals including meals, hygiene and practices; your belief systems, your own measures of accomplishment and success, and your own measures of satisfaction, love and acceptance based on the responses of others. This structure you have created for yourself allows you to function in this physical life.

What we have now is a condition of this structure being out of alignment with the higher vibration hitting the planet at this time. Since we all have an underlying desire for change and evolution, that desire supersedes the personality’s attachment to the current structure. Although this change towards a higher vibration has been a gradual process, there are markers along the way that remind us of what we need to do and that anchor the change that has already occurred. This time frame we are in now is one of those markers and provides and opportunity for necessary realignment.

One thing that a higher vibration allows for is a greater conscious access to the quantum field. There is a greater capacity for seeing exactly how your thought forms and your belief systems create your reality, and a greater capacity for opening your intuition and expanding your senses, allowing for a more multidimensional experience of life. This is truly an exciting time. However you must be willing to do the work and meet this challenge half way for there to be results.

If things are not working the way they used to or the way you want them to, there is a reason. If you feel you are coming up against a brick wall in your efforts, either your efforts are focused in the wrong direction or your motivation is out of alignment. What does it mean to do the work and to meet the challenge half way? It means giving up your old dreams. It means being willing to release and let go of anything you know in your heart does not serve you. This may include relationships, habits, inappropriate work, any activity run by the obstacles (stubbornness, impatience, martyrdom, self-deprecation, arrogance, greed, self-destruction), physical environment or location not serving you, and taking on responsibility or karma on that is not yours. It means being willing to trust your intuition and having the courage to act on it. It means paying attention to the points of reference you have and changing your relationship with them from one of dependency to one of cooperation and exchange. It means becoming so flexible that you don’t question when your physical environment changes in ways the mind cannot comprehend.

Contemplate what it would be like to walk out in the morning and find your car parked in an entirely different place than where you parked it the night before. Contemplate what it would feel like to have a part of your physical environment suddenly become foreign and unrecognizable to you. This has occurred on a smaller scale for some of you with keys and other small objects disappearing and appearing in a different location. You may have also come back from a long trip or time away from your known environment and felt like you did not recognize the streets that had been familiar to you in the past. These are all examples of the fluidity of the physical realm manifesting itself as you slide around between parallels. So part of the work is becoming more flexible and releasing your attachment to the placement that has become habitual for most of you. In fact you can help this part along by taking action and moving your physical environment around or even moving into a new physical environment.

Doing the work means changing your points of reference to reflect an inner anchor rather than an external one. Most of the points of reference are external. Visualize your life with you in the center as the hub of a three dimensional wheel and all your reference points revolving around you like the spokes of that wheel. The external crust these spokes have been plugged into has now disintegrated compromising the integrity of the whole structure. There is no longer any stability in the old form and you find yourself reaching for a connection that is no longer there. What is absolutely necessary at this time is to realign where you are connected and where you expect to be connected. Instead of your physical points of reference providing you with structure, there is now a need to align yourself with the non-physical points of reference. Visualize yourself still as the hub but now with a strong channel reaching up into the sky and aligning with the sky realm; the universal masculine and patriarchal energy; the sun, moon and stars, and all the inner wisdom and intuition and comes from that realm. Another strong channel reaches down and deep into the earth connecting and aligning you with the earth and the universal feminine and matriarchal energy, and all the wisdom and creativity embodied in you from that place. Use this new alignment as an axis, moving the power away from the external and into yourself and this new alignment. It is not that you need to eliminate your external points of reference. It is simply that you need to put them secondary so that you become aware of how they are governed by the unseen forces of the quantum field.

This realignment will affect many areas of your life, different for each one of you and too extensive to go into in this forecast. Just be aware of anything that is different and be aware of your attachment to current external physical points of reference. Work proactively with this realignment; ask for help and welcome change. Watch where you resist rather than accept. It is very simple. Resistance closes the energy, shuts the door to change and causes great mis-alignment. Acceptance opens the energy, creates possibilities and moves you towards alignment. Remember that the universe is naturally organized. And the natural order of things is to move towards order and alignment. You throw roadblocks in the way of your own ease when you resist. Any resistance, judgment, blame or denial will only cause you to suffer and feel victimized. Take advantage of this opportunity to move forward, realign with spirit and trust that your greater self knows what it is doing.

Click here to access the full monthly commentary packed with tips to help you strengthen your relationships, health, finances and more.   Print out the full forecast and reference it throughout the month. (The above is an excerpt from the commentary).

The author of the monthly forecast, Lena Stevens, is an author and co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You and The Power Path: The Shaman’s Way To Success in Business and Life.

April 2011 Forecast and Trends

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The main theme for April is FERTILITY!

You could say that aspects of physical life on this planet have been in a winter cycle of hibernation. Certain attitudes and behaviors have been repeated and repeated with very little change towards a more evolved way of being. The planet, and therefore each one of us individually as well, is currently having its soil turned from a deeper place, uncovering an underside that has not been broken up or aerated for a very long time. It is disruptive and often fatal to whatever is left from the previous cycle when the tiller of change comes plowing through. Even some of the worms that are in service to keeping the soil from being completely calcified are sacrificed along the way. Roots of old harvests, dry stalks, rocks, clumps of clay, and relatively “dead” soil comes to the surface. What is exposed in the process is now to be seen, identified, broken up, sorted and cleaned up. This process can at times be violent and require force depending on the extent of the hardness or calcification needing upturning.

The underside with all of its stagnant and calcified dirt clods represents an old way of thinking, of being attached, of creating, of intending, of communicating, and of living. Nature is being extremely cooperative and helpful these days in turning its own soil. It is up to us to take the process from here and to do the sorting, the clearing of stones that represent the obstacles we put in our own way, and the breaking up of the hard calcified clods that represent the old calcified places in ourselves.

Many of you have already experienced the tiller of change that has disrupted the calm surface of stagnant soil. You are deep in the process of looking at what has been uncovered, appalled perhaps by the violent nature of the disruption, sorting through it, mourning the sacrifices, and feeling daunted by the task you see in front of you. When you look at soil that has been turned over and lies in clumps it is hard to imagine what a beautiful creative garden can grow out of it. Perseverance is required as you roll up your sleeves and get to work. Being neutral about what you see is imperative, so that regret, shame, guilt, anger, resentment or self-deprecation doesn’t waylay you. It is what it is. Remember that soil in any shape can be worked with to bring it to a fertile condition. So if you think you or your situation is beyond hope, think again. It is an insult to spirit and to nature not to give more credit to the larger picture of evolution and to see that all of this is just a part of the big plan.

Anything that can be interpreted as a disaster should be re-defined as an opportunity for fertility. Anything that seems like the end is only a threshold to a new beginning. Anything that seems old, dead and full of obstacles can be reworked into a fertile bed ready for something new. The key is your own willingness to remove the stones and to break up the clay that represents the attachments in your life. There is tremendous fear out there and you will be subject to its influence every day. Don’t buy into it as it blocks the creativity needed to work with the ground you are making fertile.

The process of aerating the soil represents aerating your own mind, ideas, habits and patterns. By moving things around and actively training your mind to release old ways of thinking, you are making room for new growth and new experiences. If something is too fixed and solid, it is no longer fertile. It is said that young minds are fertile and it is because they have not yet fixed on their version of reality. You must get yourself to that young-mind place if you wish to take advantage of this new age. Be willing to create the space in your perception that is needed to allow for experiences you cannot now conceive of. When you aerate soil, you bring in lighter material to increase good drainage. The lighter material required for good aeration is represented by a higher vibration of energy and the quantum field of possibilities that so often takes a back seat to the current drama unfolding in your life. The good drainage is your ability to eliminate what does not serve you quickly and efficiently without judgment, regret or anger.

Adding nutrients to recharge the soil is the next step. Your own personal compost made of old waste is the best compost. All of your experiences and all of your teachings, challenges, lessons, loves, learning, and whatever you have done or not done, felt or not felt, thought or not thought in your life becomes rich compost for future manifestations. In order for you to have access to this compost you must acknowledge its existence. Harvest all that you have processed, honor and acknowledge it.  When you save scraps of food to make compost for a garden you have to be actively engaged in the composting process. You could just as easily throw everything into the trash and have it taken away. Out of sight, out of mind. But then you don’t get your own compost. You can always use some one else’s, but personal compost is way better. In working your own experiences into the soil of your circumstances to make it fertile, you are also giving value to your life. You are acknowledging the tremendous value in everything you have done, thought, felt and experienced.

Because the garden is such a good analogy we invite you to make a chart or a list of these concepts and work with them daily, finding your personal representations of clay, rocks, aeration, drainage and compost.

Freedom is also a very important to acknowledge and work with during these times, understanding it for yourself and where it fits into the greater scheme of working with creating fertile ground especially around the concept of aeration and loosening up your attachment to the way things have always been. Jose has a wonderful and timely audio on the subject that will give you additional ways to take full advantage of the opportunities at this time. (Link to Freedom Through and From “Time” audio here)

Even through we think of Fertility as a feminine condition, in order for your seeds to actually grow in the fertile ground you have created you need the masculine spark. That masculine spark is represented by the fire element and your own spark of inspiration around what is possible when you get your hands into the soil. You cannot be afraid of getting dirty or working hard. Anyone who has had the vision of a garden and then has actually seeded, cared for, and then harvested one, can attest to the great feeling of reward at harvest time. So be inspired by your process and the tremendous opportunities available for seeding a new way of being, a new way of thinking, a new way of living, new projects, a new environment, new work, new relationships, new attitude, new ideas. This is a tremendously fertile time on the planet. Look at all the compost we have available to us. Look at all the turning of the soil and aeration taking place. We are truly ready to plant new seeds and to spark them to grow through our own inspiration about the future we are creating. We need to think positively about what we can plant and how fast it can grow. Remember that this is also an accelerated time where things can manifest very quickly.

A good garden is nurtured, watered, exposed to the right amount of sunlight, weeded and pruned when necessary, and protected from harm. If you are inspired to plant some seeds of creativity in your life, protect the seedlings from the judgments of others and any of your own negative thoughts and attitudes that can harm their growth. You are often your own worst enemy and need to be aware of the damage you do to your own creative process by not trusting in yourself or in spirit. Build a good fence around you garden that consists of practices that keep you on track. Make a habit of not believing everything your mind tells you and be persistent and persevering in weeding out the doubt, the fear and the negativity that threatens to choke the growth. A good set of practices will also act as nourishment. Feed yourself with beauty, love, inspiration and all the energy that nature provides. Look to the sun and look to spirit to guide the timing. The times are fertile and all you have to do is pay attention and stay positive.

Click here to access the full monthly commentary packed with tips to help you strengthen your relationships, health, finances and more.   Print out the full forecast and reference it throughout the month. (The above is an excerpt from the commentary).

The author of the monthly forecast, Lena Stevens, is an author and co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You and The Power Path: The Shaman’s Way To Success in Business and Life.

For a more complete discussion on the themes and influences for 2011 link here to order a download of TRENDS 2011 (link here).

The Japan Crisis and The Mayan Calendar

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The dangers of Japan’s nuclear power plant meltdowns continue
to escalate, yet very few media sources can be relied upon for
truthful coverage.  One thing is clear—our brothers and sisters
in Japan need our prayers more than ever.

Ancient spiritual teachings have long warned of horrific
disasters that would affect the planet around this time.
These are highly energized times.  While the chaos around us
will accelerate going forward, these times also present
unprecedented opportunities for spiritual growth.  Each of
us will need to choose wisely.  Now more than ever, we will
need to be guided by our higher self, that inner voice that
speaks to us from within.

There is no time for fear or worry.  To indulge in heavy
emotions that rob our energy is not only wasteful but also
injurious to the spirit.  A warrior that drains himself of
energy cannot survive well.

All education for your spiritual and physical well-being
needs to be accelerated. Balance is key.  Invest time and
resources to strengthen your spiritual connection.  And,
invest time and resources to protect your physical body
on every level.  In future e-mails, I will introduce you
to resources as I am inspired to do.

In this e-mail, I wanted to tell you about a video that
provides extremely interesting ancient knowledge about the
current times.   The presenter provides jewels of wisdom in
his two videos called The Mayan Calendar Comes North.  He
addresses the importance of developing your intuition during
these times.  It is definitely worth watching.

Invite a friend to watch it with you and discuss it.  Just
keep in mind that it is a very rare being who can accurately
make predictions about dates.

1 of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yWiFDsYdIQ

2 of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdIWIOyh3V0&feature=watch_response

To the warrior’s spirit,

Mary

How Being Single on Valentine’s Helped Me Achieve My Dreams

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Here’s a personal Valentine’s day story that I shared last year.  I am reposting it for this Valentine’s Day since so many enjoyed my story:

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Valentine's dayWith Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would share a
personal story about my life when I was single for a long
time. I remember that I even dreaded the arrival of
Valentine’s Day. Year after year, it was the same old story.
I would spend Valentine’s by myself, and would, more often
than not, indulge in sad feelings.

At that time, I had no idea how struggling with being single
would one day help me achieve my life’s dreams.

One day, I called a dear friend of mine, who is amazingly
wise, and confided to him that I was really tired of being
single.  The first thing he told me was to not waste time
and to start immediately to pursue my life’s purpose, and
the right man would surely come my way.  He went on to tell
me that once I did as he suggested, my life would positively
change for the better.  “Enjoy your single days joyfully now
while they last” he added.  He advised me to think of this
new approach to life as an “experiment.”

The moment he told me that, it really made an impression on
me. I am not sure why but deep down a little voice told me
that his words of wisdom were right on.  I made a decision
to seriously contemplate what my life’s mission was. And, I
committed to living every day with joy and gratitude for my
life.

Joy Is An Ally That Will Help You Manifest What You Desire

Later I was to discover that joy is a powerful emotion.  It
has a high vibration and will help you manifest what you
deeply desire because its vibratory level is closest to the
level of creation.

I have to tell you that I even made a pact with Spirit,
Universal Intelligence.  I promised that I would deeply
enjoy being single and that when I did find my dream
partner, I would commit to always supporting him in every
way I could to help him live his life’s purpose.  I felt
really good about this “deal” that I made.

The “experiment” went very well.  Friends and family asked me if
something had changed in my life.  One friend even asked me
if I was in love.  My energy had positively increased, and I
did feel in love—in love with life that is.

During that time when I was single, I spent quiet time
focusing on my life’s purpose, on what I wanted to
accomplish before I left this mysterious world. Having time
to myself helped me to discover my new life’s work. I soon
realized that I wanted to stop working for companies, and
that I wanted to create my own business to help people
become successful using ancient wisdom.

My Single Days Were Over When I Increased My Energy &
Followed My Purpose

I became really excited about realizing my life’s purpose,
and I started to focus more and more on my future business.
Long story short, my business goal led me to attend an
Internet marketing conference.  It was there that I finally
met the love of my life that I had so longed for.  My wise
friend had been right.  I had found the right man once I
focused on following my life’s mission.

As I look back, it has become clear to me.  I found my
beloved partner when I was already happy with my life and
focused on achieving my life’s vision-my purpose.  I had
learned the “lessons” that I needed to learn.
Interestingly, my beloved also had made a decision to pursue
his purpose in life, and that is what led him to attend the
very same conference that I attended.

Ancient wisdom teaches that a man not living his vision is
living death. As we focus on a higher purpose, we become
whole and the universe will absolutely support our path
every step of the way. It is a universal law.  We become
empowered and can more easily release those heavy beliefs
that drain our energy. We acquire the power to live a
magical life.

Emotions, such as joy and gratitude, are powerful forces.
They will increase your energy and will help you manifest.
In contrast, heavy emotions, such as fear and worry, drain
personal energy and keep you stuck.  Have you ever
efficiently achieved a goal or solved any problem while
engulfed in emotional trauma?

Now I want to share tips for increasing your energy,
emotionally as well as physically. To create what you deeply
desire, such as finding the love of your life, requires
personal energy.  Change your energy, and change your life.

10 Empowerment Tips To Increase Your Energy and

Change Your Life

1.    Love yourself.  How you feel about yourself will
determine what you attract into your life. Forgive your self
now, accept your self, and become free to create your ideal
life.  If you haven’t attracted the beloved that you desire,
ask yourself if you truly love yourself. It will be
difficult to find the right partner to love you, if you can
not love yourself.

2.    Follow your purpose.  As an Apache shaman, once said “A
man not living his purpose is living death.”  As you follow
your life’s purpose, you become whole and are in an
advantageous position to achieve your personal goals. You
have access to a higher power that formerly was not within
your reach.

3.    When you find yourself feeling low, do empowering things
to increase your energy such as spending time alone in
nature.  Nature has a high vibration and is a powerful ally.

4.    When you find yourself feeling low, release what’s
holding you down.  Heavy emotions that drain your energy,
such as fear and worry, are likely to be the first culprits
you need to release.  To the extent that you are held down
by old beliefs, patterns and wounds, you are not free to let
go of the past and create your future.

5.    Make a full commitment to take action to get what you
want in your life. Do whatever it takes to keep your energy
up and be impeccable about your intent.  Read the February
forecas
t to learn more about the power of intent and
realizing your dreams.

6.    Write in a journal how you want your life to be like
today.  Be the script writer for the movie you want to
create. Empower your goals with envisioning and other
success techniques. Learn shamanic empowerment practices
that teach success tools together with wisdom.

7.    Do something for yourself that you’ve never done-
something that you would really enjoy.  When you break one
pattern or a routine, it can help you to dislodge other
patterns that keep you stuck in the past.

8.    Treat yourself to special chocolate with at least 80%
cocoa. Pure raw cocoa lifts the mood and increases energy
due to the abundant presence of phenylethylamine aka PEA
(known as the “love molecule”) and anandamide (called the
“bliss chemical”).

9.    Treat a friend and yourself to something really out of
the ordinary-an energy enhancing food that is “supercharged”
with PEA-the same compound found in chocolate that
stimulates pleasurable effects on mood.  E3Live BrainON
contains approximately 50 times more PEA than chocolate.

10.     Relax about your goal. Every morning give thanks.
Gratitude is a powerful ally in the universe. This force
will not only help you achieve your dreams, it will keep you
from falling into the dark realm of fear and unhappiness.
The moment you feel gratitude, you open your heart and are
on the track of power.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 2011–A Powerful Time To Manifest Using Unbending Intention

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The main theme for February is Commitment.

It is time to get off the fence and really commit to your intentions and goals without the need to know how you will accomplish them. There has been a tendency to get bogged down in the need to know and the process of trying to understand whatever present situation you are in. The mind has entertained itself long enough with the creation of stories to try and get a handle on this understanding. All this processing and storytelling has thrown conditions into the mix and kept true commitment at bay. “I will commit to this if…..”

This is the month where the “ifs” or conditions around your intentions need to be put aside and relegated to a position of less importance. You know on an intuitive level what you truly want and it is only the fear of not getting it that keeps you hesitant to commit. It is the mind that comes up with the reasons that feed the fear and keep you imprisoned in your story. Are you willing to give up your story? Who would you be without your story? This is not an easy opportunity to deal with. It demands trust, courage and intuition. Use the aggression mode of the year wisely to cut through the bullshit of the mind and begin manifesting that which you have fully committed to. Remember that we are also in an emotionally centered time and headed for experiences that don’t necessarily make linear or logical sense.

For more details about the trends for 2011 (link here).

Belief systems are probably the most challenged this month as they create the foundation of our stories. Belief systems are anchored in the past and will continue to affect our future unless they are disconnected. They are instruments of the mind and only geared towards survival. They will continue to feed you false information until you examine them and give another instruction. This is a great time to examine your beliefs and see how absolutely divorced many of them are from what is really going on in the present. It is important to stay out of judgment as you realize how outdated your beliefs are and the enormity of what needs to change.

Everyone has specific beliefs about what will make them happy, healthy, loved, successful, well, tired, sick, sad, strong, stressed, depressed, anxious, relaxed, good, bad, responsible, irresponsible, forgiven, spiritual, productive, unproductive etc.. Take some time to examine each of these categories and ask yourself what your personal and specific belief systems are regarding each one. Sometimes it is easier to write in a stream of consciousness exercise unless you are able to do this with a partner where you simply express the stream of consciousness regarding each belief. This is not about judging anything to be either right or wrong. This is about uncovering what’s there so you can see what has been running the show. Emptying the mind in this way is very powerful and you will get to see where your fears are hidden. Belief systems are very limiting in that they constantly create the reasoning behind why you can or cannot do or be something or someone. There are many examples in history of people who have accomplished extraordinary things because they did not buy into the belief that they could not.

We have talked before about the power of the collective belief system that guides the evolution of all living things on the planet. In order to change the collective belief system, each individual must first change their own. It is the hundredth monkey effect that dictates that when enough individual belief systems have evolved to a less limited function, the whole collective will be free to evolve as well. So all of you out there that wish to be of service to the planet at this time can do so by working on your own belief systems.
Along with beliefs come expectations. Expectations are different from committed intentions as they are usually attached to a specific outcome. They are fed by your beliefs and their success or failure becomes part of your story. A true “don’t know mind” leaves a lot of room for your intentions to manifest in interesting and wonderful ways. When you commit to something one hundred percent, without the need to know how you will get there, the universe will begin to weave it creatively into the physical world.

All information about everything already exists in the quantum field and that information will respond to the instruction it gets that comes from unwavering commitment. The minute you try and control how something is going to happen you diminish the power behind the intention that is necessary for the quantum field to respond. And if you commit with conditions (I will do it “if”) the quantum field is a bit confused as to what you really want and will end up creating chaos from mixed messages. Sometimes you have to make a choice. Here is a good example of that. If you are involved in legal negotiations for damages for health reasons (accident, environmental pollution etc.), there is an attachment to your continuing to be in poor health as part of the argument. All the energy you are putting into the legal process is reinforcing the fact that your health and well-being are compromised. The quantum field takes that as an instruction from your belief system. You need to continue to be compromised in order to receive compensation. Therefore the other intention of actually getting well is clouded by the need to remain ill.

Regardless of the other players involved, you may have to examine your original motivation and intention and commitment. If your primary intention is to end up completely well then that is what you intend even if it comes to you in a different way than winning a legal battle over compensation. Beware of giving the field mixed messages. Committed intentions that are not compromised are indeed powerful and have the ability to become manifest almost overnight. If your intentions are compromised or clouded with doubt, mixed messages or conditions it will be much more difficult to see results.

We can’t stress enough the power of these times and what they afford to everyone in terms of opportunity if you can commit, stay in present time and get out of your mental trap that needs to know and control the how of things. You don’t need to know how, you just need to know what. In fact there is very little information available with regards to “how” these days. And what is available is outdated and doesn’t work. So be a pioneer of your own life and decide what you want. Then commit to it one hundred percent without the need to know how you will get there. The early explorers did not have a map. They followed their intuition and they followed signs. They paid attention and stayed present. Signs are different than conditions. You can always ask for signs to guide you so you know you are on the right track. Signs appear as support and provide synchronicity and magic. Conditions are what you place on your intentions that keep them from being fully committed.

Let’s talk about the aggression mode of the year as it relates to and will be filtered through the obstacles. This is something many of you will have to deal with perhaps on a daily basis and it may not be pretty. It will be important to stay out of judgment and to practice compassion and neutrality instead of reacting. All the obstacles will become more aggressive. For example someone who has martyrdom can become aggressively blaming and complaining and demanding; those in stubbornness, aggressively obstinate, argumentative and defensive; those in impatience, aggressively intolerant, dismissive and inconsiderate; those in self-destruction, aggressively destructive and self-destructive and belligerent; those in greed, aggressively hungry, hoarding and ungrateful; those in arrogance, aggressively going for attention and trying to make themselves special; and last but not least those in self- deprecation aggressively withdrawing, giving up, rejecting support and acknowledgement. Remember that self-deprecation is also one of the obstacles of the year and will be manifest by everyone in varying degrees. All the obstacles are nasty, do not serve spirit and will derail your good intentions and commitments faster than anything. So beware, try not to react to others and watch your own tendencies.

The author of the monthly forecast, Lena Stevens, is an author and co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You and The Power Path: The Shaman’s Way To Success in Business and Life.

Click here to access the full monthly commentary filled with wisdom tips and practices, which you can print and reference throughout the month.

(The above is an excerpt from the commentary).

Shamanic Journey Workshop Feb 5, 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

On Saturday, Feb 5th, 2011 there will be a special lecture and workshop on the shamanic journey. This shamanic journey will enable you to enter a deep meditative state, but it’s not really “meditation” as meditation is commonly practiced today. The shamanic journey is not an end result but a bridge to connect with your higher self, a higher force that is always there to guide you. To learn more visit http://unlimitedinnerpower.com/events-workshop/

We will meet in a private location in Franklin Canyon—to be disclosed after registration. The canyon rests on 605 acres of awesome forested land near the center of Los Angeles (behind Beverly Hills).

Your mind is tremendously powerful. You have levels of mind that you have never used consciously. At higher mind levels, you can develop specific abilities that are far beyond what you can imagine. You can gain important insights as to what you need to do in your life to create what you desire, how to heal yourself or loved ones from physical, emotional or mental ailments, how to have more joy in your life and much more.

*TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP, PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 27th*

Click on the link below to reserve your spot today.

http://unlimitedinnerpower.com/events-workshop/