Embracing Change, …Or Not



Strange dream last night: I’m working with a group in an ad agency (one of my many careers was as a Graphic Artist), and we have this defined space for our “stuff” including wall décor and paintings above our areas—sort of our own individual territories within the building that we were located. This was a nice layout—better than any I had actually experienced when working.

The scene shifts to suddenly adding new people, and a truckload of “their stuff” comes in forcing the rest of us (maybe 3 or 4 others) into smaller, more compact spaces on the other side of the building—allowing the NEW folks to have the best layouts with great outside views that we all used to have.

As this scene morphs, I’m watching a new woman of tremendous natural, artistic talent paint a 3’ x 4’ mural instantly, with such precision and confidence that I am mystified at her skill and eye-hand control. I am so awestruck at her abilities that I tell her how amazing her work is, while she looks at me like “Who are you?”

I then wake up and wonder what on earth was that about?

As I’m just lying there staring at the ceiling, it starts to dawn on me that it was all about the ability to embrace change and to recognize that it wasn’t about me individually at all. It wasn’t about my losses or possible injustices due to new mergers or new management, or even being in competition with new talent and creative ideas that weren’t “mine,” or to stew in the natural resentments and jealousy that those situations often fester.

It was all about the ability to embrace change instantly and just “go with it” recognizing that sometimes things happen for the betterment of everyone even if it doesn’t feel that way at the time. From a management view, perhaps new bodies and new juices were needed to kick-start a new direction or to create the climate necessary for a fresh perspective on the company’s purpose.

Clearly, the decision to add new people was above my decision-making grade in the dream and the only thing I could do in the situation was either accept the change quickly in that environment or resent it, fight it, and make myself miserable over it. Or I might have simply left to do my own thing, with all the tremendous change required in that process.

But one way or another it was about the ability to embrace change; and we do so not only to survive, but to thrive. Change is who we are from infancy onwards. None of us are the same height and weight as when we were born. Nor do we have the same reasoning ability and vocabulary.

Change happened or we would all still be noisy little bundles of flesh with dirty diapers—totally dependent on others for our sustenance, welfare and safety. We changed by growing into adult beings who could likewise create those little packages.

So change is not unfamiliar to us, but it isn’t always recognized as being such an integral aspect of the human experience, when it actually is.

Look at the electronics revolution over the last two decades: As a Graphic Artmac 512kist I started with a Mac 512k that took a start-up floppy and a program floppy to operate it. Now, Apple burps out a new system every 6 months and folks line up for days to spend hundreds of dollars (yet again) on the latest and supposedly greatest.

Change may not always seem for the better, but it is change none the less. It just is, and it will continue to be change tomorrow and the day after that.

So try not to fight all that change. Learn to embrace it, allowing it to work for your advantage by showing you a new way of being and doing, and a new perspective on life than you ever thought was possible, if you can simply let yourself change.

Stop all the grimacing and tightening yourself into knots at the very thought of it. Change happens. Let it. Look for the added value of change in your life—embrace the fresh start opportunity to see life again as you once did for the very first time—an adventure to explore where you might be stumbling forward in unsteady steps, but you’re feeling full of excitement and wonder at the mysteries lurking just beyond your chubby fingertips.

Reach out for change. It’s happening whether you accept it or not.


New Beginnings…Again

Again? How many new beginnings can you have?sunny morn on hills

If every breath is a new one, …and every eye-blink reveals a new view, …and every morning starts a new day, then I guess you can have as many new beginnings as you wish, or at least as many as your personal destiny allows.

Beginning again may simply mean a start-over in intention and direction: a new focus, a new mode of operation, a new decision-making process, a new feeling of freshness and being more alive throughout each day.

It’s often called rebirth, or re-awakening, or the re-invention of one’s self and one’s life. Sometimes it is called “Spiritual Awakening.”

I mention this because I was just asked this question on my NEW website at www.lightfoundations.com . The website represents MY new beginnings, …again.

Short-story version: My old website served its purpose for 15 years until it unfortunately died from “old-software-itis” forcing me to find a new way of making my information available to a new audience. Through the help of a newly found, web-designer friend (Jack Saunsea) who entered my awareness at exactly the same time that my old website died, I have a new beginning… at www.lightfoundations.com . Thanks Jack!

So back to my new website yesterday under the “Q & A Chats” section, this question was asked of “What causes a person to wake-up spiritually?”

Well, you’ll have to go there for my answer at that time, but in essence if we are blessed with sleep at night, then when we do awaken we see the world in a new way each and every morning, because we are not the same person who witnessed the world the day before that. That previous day changed us, as will this day change us, in some way.

Every day is a new one and a new opportunity to see things that we might have previously missed, or a new day to feel more alive than we’ve ever felt, or a new day to sense that there is more to our lives than our work-world’s monotony and drudgery.

Strangely, it often takes feeling so unhappy with the sameness that each day of our lives represents, to make us more likely to desire making a change in our lives so we can experience happiness again.

That’s when those “new beginnings” start to unfold within us, around us, and even surprising us with people who suddenly enter our lives, creating noticeable earthquakes in our normalcy, forcing us to take a new stance—a rebalancing of sorts.

Or you might find just the right web designer to do your much needed new website.

When we suddenly awaken to our true potential and our true feeling of belonging to something greater than ourselves—even if we can’t yet grasp what that is, then something changes in how we see ourselves and how we view everyone around us.

Synjeweled_path_1_ochronicities may begin laying out before us like a jeweled path leading into a magical forest, and we, as the eager travelers of that new and exciting path, can’t wait to set off into the intriguing unknown with only our eager anticipation of what might be, propelling us forward.

So don’t be afraid of your new beginnings if you start experiencing them. They can come as frequently as you allow them to emerge—over and over again.


Jewelled Path #1

By Dorset Norwich-Young

“Conscious Participation in the Acts of Creation”

That is a closing quote that Tom Lescher makes in his Pele Report from yesterday.

In my opinion, what he talks about in this video from yesterday deserves to be heard. I could not have better expressed what I am personally feeling and what I think about the world situation–than Tom has done here.

Staying centered and non-attached is the only way to be right now. It is not escapism–it is a tight focus on holding your own center and keeping your frequency high. This entire world-wide shake up is higher-intention driven and beyond our present comprehension.

The clearing out of the old energies and the reconnection to nature and earth-based solidity, is the path of sanity right now. Simply reconnect your roots into earth and spread your branches toward the sun. One person at a time shifting the energies higher—holding an island of calmness in a tumultuous sea—makes a difference overall.

It’s a choice we make to allow fear to consume us or to hold the frequencies of love and peace. Choose peace, and reach for the sun.

 Tom K Sep 2


In Search of the Elusive Panacea

“Deep in the Amazon jungle, the intrepid explorers hacked their way through thick vegetation, endured sweltering and debilitating heat while trudging along writhing, parasite-infested trails, …all in search of the elusive Panacea.”

That darn Panacea. Hard thing to find, for sure.rainforest waterfall

First of all, where do you look? I mean, if no one has ever found it, where do you start your search? But wait, you might ponder, what IS a panacea?

Actually, that’s a very good starting point. A panacea is another name for cure-all, magic potion, or the solution to a problem.

Although some explorers have indeed found curative medical treatments derived from Amazonian flora and fauna, I don’t think the solution to all our personal, social and cultural problems lies in leech anticoagulants or “poison-dart frog” pain-killers.

I think that search has to be more of an internal one.

What I have noticed over the years of energy work, which includes REIKI, hypnosis, True-self Actualization, and just about anything else I do including my writing because it’s all energy work, is that most clients tend to think like their former medical professionals have trained them to think: You have a problem, you go to the Doctor, you get some pills, and one treatment should do the job—just get on with it and fix it quick—whatever their problem is.

Instead, what usually happens with clients is that we take care of some immediate energy imbalances and clear some blockages, maybe even make some interesting revelations on why they are where they are in life. I tell them what I’m intuiting about their situation from the feel of the energy they are holding and ask them some questions for them to later ponder that may spur deeper thought into the reason for their present problem.

I do this in hope that my clients will personally reflect on making some possible changes in their life to shift how that person is both perceiving their situations and reacting to them, because tainted perceptions and auto-reactions are key problem initiators, as is going against your own inner truth, especially when you know what that truth is.

But if the person then returns to life as usual, and doesn’t do the reflection and make the life adjustments in perception and reaction—or being true to who she or he is as a loving and compassionate person, then nothing really changes for them.

What I want to make completely clear to anyone is that there really is no such thing as a cure all—a one-trip solution to any problem, nor a magic potion that transforms someone’s life instantly and miraculously into exactly what that person wants it to be.

There are NO panaceas. That’s not the purpose of having a life on Earth.

Believing in life panaceas is like buying into the old “Snipe Hunts” of our youth: they don’t really exist. It’s just a ruse to get you out into the dark night with adolescent hormones running amuck.

Changing your life for the better takes a lot of reflection (meditation and journaling) and redirection (defining your goals and developing action plans to achieve them).

When you hear that “Life is a journey, not a destination,” there is truth and falseness to that claim. The truth is that over the course of your life you will try many things, attempt many relationships, and learn a lot about yourself and everyone around you. That’s the journey aspect—what you learn along the way.

The falseness of the statement is that Life actually IS a destination. You came here from higher-frequency spiritual dimensions to experience being alive in a human body and to amass greater comprehension and awareness during that brief process. You came to expand your consciousness. So, actually, your present life IS your destination this time around.

As for the elusive panacea to all your life’s problems, personal, social, and cultural, there is only one thing I can think of that might be considered close to it: Learning to love everyone, including yourself in all your imperfections, inadequacies and unfulfilled potential. We all have them. I think you’ll find that when you are happier with yourself, you can be happier with others.

So if there actually is an elusive one that exists—the one lone Snipe in the bush—then the only panacea that I know of, is LOVE.

BE the Peace

 “You can say it’s because of a global shift in consciousness, a destiny we have arrived at due to spiritual evolution, or the outcome of strange times, but, many people all across the globe are going through intense personal strangenss imagechanges and sensing an expansion of consciousness. Personal changes of this magnitude can be difficult to recognize and to understand” Christina Sarich

Art by Kathleen Farago

Yes, … “difficult to recognize and understand.” I saw this image and blurb on my Facebook page this morning, and since it definitely applies to what I’ve been recently writing; how we’re all going through this shake up and revamp now—just in our own ways, I thought I’d share it here with you.

Changes are happening all around us now and to us. We are evolving. We are adapting. We are shifting higher in consciousness, and it’s not an easy process, by any sense of the word.

But it is a necessary one.

For myself, I find that one of the hardest things to do daily is to hold my own center—to stay focused on my highest intentions to be at peace and stay there. I’m not always successful in doing that, but I make it my daily intention every morning.

So how can we stay at peace when the world around us is so chaotic?

Here are a few suggestions to help you find that safe-haven of inner calmness and serenity:

  1. Reduce or eliminate external sources of havoc and turmoil from your environment. That does not mean hiring a hit on your neighbor for his racket with cars, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, weed whackers, etc.. (Try a good set of headphones—they work wonders.) It means control what you CAN control: television, radio, who you hang with, who you talk to, where you go, what you do, …those types of things that are determined daily by YOU. You have control of those things.
  2. Get out in nature more. Take nature walks, sit on the Earth and meditate, enjoy the beautiful weather while it is still beautiful. Listen to the birds singing, and wind moving through the leaves in the trees above your head. Take a canoe or kayak onto a lake and just let the gentle ripples rock you like a mother rocks a newborn baby, so gently and lovingly. Feel held by the water or the earth. Feel more a part OF your environment—rather than apart from it.
  3. Develop an early morning meditation ritual. Set a regular time daily to simply get quiet inside. Be the peace you wish to see and feel in the world.
  4. Find physical outlets for your energy. Try walking or running, attend gyms or workout groups, but if your focus is on feeling more at peace within yourself, you might find that more isolated activities, where you aren’t sharing/balancing the energies of others in the process, makes it easier to hold your own center.
  5. Develop an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ A few years back, a lady popularized keeping a daily gratitude journal of all the things that she was grateful for in her life; and she found that in doing so, her entire perspective shifted from one of dread to joy. JOY is GOOD! Joy brings a sense of contentment and peace. We all need more joy in our lives.

Change is change. It just is. We are changing. Don’t let yourself be the end result of someone else’s anger or unhappiness.

BE the peace that you wish to see in the world. Hold your center frequency high, and stay there.

Getting Your HOUSE Cleaned

I mentioned previously that I’m actually not a practitioner of astrology, but that I appreciate those who can really nail the energetic confluences happening to us and around us while it’s occurring.

In case you’ve been in a coma for the last six months and had no idea that we have been besieged by the largest influx of chaos and disruptions energies experienced in at least the last 30 years, let me assure you that those are indeed what we are still trying to survive, personally and collectively—regionally and world-wide.

Why is this occurring, you might wonder?

house_cleaningIt’s occurring because we’re getting our houses cleaned—like it or not.

And what houses your spirit or your soul? Yes,… your body and your mind are getting quite a work-over at present. Those little terrestrial beater-brushes are pounding away at you as the cosmic suction tube pulls off what can be removed from your energy field now. Don’t believe it? Let me give you some examples of what you might be experiencing.

Have you noticed lots of strange aches and pains lately? How about experiencing really odd situations that suddenly trigger very old memories, along with corresponding emotions attached to them—could even be childhood stuff? Those are pleasant, aren’t they? Yeah, …not so much.

For most of us, there seems to be an endless stream of memories and emotions rising for review and release now. I know that I’ve been blowing energies out many times a day just trying to get those sudden flashes of faces and incidents out of my head and heart—unpleasant things I hadn’t thought about in decades, are suddenly right between my eyes, refusing to be pushed out of my view.

We’re all going through this now in one way or another, and there really is no way around it. The entire purpose of those revisits and recollections are to release the blocking energies that are preventing you from shifting higher in consciousness. If you want to stop walking in the mud, you have to first step up out of it and then clean off your shoes to prevent taking it with you. You can’t keep pushing this stuff down any longer. It just won’t stay there because it’s time to release it for good.

In the broadest sense, I do understand what is happening to all of us, even as unpleasant as it may be, but I was glad to hear it verified by one of the top astrologers that I follow: a humorous fellow who never takes himself too seriously but is astute and amazingly accurate, Tom Lescher. See this link: the one for August 6th, 2014, to fully understand why you may have been feeling the way that you have. He gets into more details about what is happening to all of us about 9 minutes into it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2rFUw6RwVU&feature=youtu.be

To me, it feels like things are finally shifting more in line to where they need to be for these new, high-power energies coming in at present. But my guess is that the cleaning crew has only done the top floor, and is now working its way down to the basement. So, the house cleaning isn’t done yet. It’s just gone deeper into the subconscious stuff now—because that’s where you keep the old files—the old memories—the automatic reactions.

For your own sanity, just keep in mind that for whatever memories or emotions surface now, keep forcefully blowing them out with every exhalation until the emotional intensity lessens and you can feel lighter with the energy release.

And also please remember, that no matter how disrupting or even destabilizing this process feels to you, it is just a phase—a necessary house cleaning phase.

You can handle it, because we’re all going through it at the same time. It has to do with the higher-consciousness shift away from the need for pain and suffering. That’s why you don’t want to take that stuff with you. It’s not allowed in higher-frequencies, which is a good thing.

“5 Not-So-Effective Ways to Handle Difficult People”

Facebook is a wonderous thing. You can share and care, and laugh at stupid videos, and read someone’s off-the-wall ranting on something or other and immediately un-friend them (haha—showed you). And then other times the posts can be educational or inspirational, and I might pass them along to my friends who share my taste in posts (all two of them).

cherubs staring upwardSo when I saw the post of “5 Effective Ways to Handle Difficult People,” I thought, Oh yeah, …I gotta read that. Of course I did not assume they were thinking of me when penning the suggestions. No, …it must have been all those OTHER difficult people the author was describing because who ever thinks of him/herself as being difficult?

Trying now to recall the suggestions mentioned, I think they all had to do with either ignoring people while they are talking to you or pretending to listen to them while silently doing the Vulcan Mind-Bend on them to change their negative attitudes to something more positive. Is that really ethical or is that a bit manipulative?

The last suggestion listed was to simply stay away from that person—avoidance, in the extreme. Change jobs. Change states. Witness protection program. Something along those lines.

There. Problem solved. Now all those difficult people out there, who are evidently NOT US, are simply left to rant non-stop and be difficult with each other. Hmm, but isn’t that the problem just about everywhere in the world now? All those difficult people are being difficult with each other.

So I thought about it a bit, and decided that I could come up with “5 Not-So-Effective Ways to Handle Difficult People” based on what we see occurring world-wide right now. Here goes:

  1. Argue with them. Tell them how wrong they are and how right you are. Works really well, especially in political and religious arenas.
  2. Stake out your position and never, ever budge. This has been extremely effective in congress for the last 4-5 years. Do you think they consider themselves being difficult? Or do they call it principled?
  3. Show them who is boss. One upsmanship is so effective for further alienating others and festering long-term resentment within them. Beneficent dictators are still dictators who may occasionally have a malevolent day, …unfortunately for you.
  4. Belittle them every chance you get. Tell them what morons they are—what monsters, pretending to be human beings, their actions so blatantly display. Monsters like that a lot. It makes them want to show you how BAD they can really be.
  5. By all means, show them there are no win-win situations that will ever involve them in any way. Not as long as YOU have any say in the matter. That should really cement your relationship of dominance for you and submissiveness for them, if they ever agree to be submissive, which isn’t likely now.

I once had someone call me “difficult,” simply because I dared to say “No” to him when he told me to do something that I did not WANT to do and was not required TO do.

Well, I certainly don’t think I’m a difficult person for refusing to be intimidated and manipulated by someone else who was not my boss. But that’s probably why I was so interested in seeing the Facebook post of how other people should deal with ME—the supposedly difficult one.

To take it one step further, I would suggest that even viewing others as being difficult is perhaps less about them, and more about your own perspective on the relationship between you. Do you wish for a more desirable interaction with the person, or do you simply wish that they ceased to exist at all to make your life easier and less troublesome?

So to the person who actually wrote the post of how to handle difficult people, I’m sure she or he meant well, but handling anyone is manipulation at the least, and borders ill intent at the worst.

But then, what do I know about it? I’m difficult.