Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Taking off our illusion glasses

A great comment came through asking why the big forward momentum energy of 2015 was all a go-go for the first part of January, and then suddenly seemed to stop, reverse or slow down. Mercury retrograde influences aside, whenever we take a leap toward expansion, anything within us that is not in alignment with that leap comes up for healing, transformation or release.

We all took a huge leap as 2015 commenced, which was wonderful, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing with no more pebbles on the road. The main difference now however is, it is time to realise that many of our pebbles are illusions, created by our former beliefs that these pebbles have to exist. Stick with me here while I explain.

Of course we can't go to the bank and say "Hey I'm not paying off my loan, debt is an illusion!" (Well maybe en masse we all could but that's another topic!). We can however open our eyes in a new way to see that in the Source Field of Limitless Potential, which we are all a part of, which is vibrating strongly within us and around us now more than ever, yes lack and debt are an illusion - created by our beliefs and false stories about what is real and not real, possible and not possible.

Or it may be more true to say that our beliefs in the necessity of lack and debt, as just two examples, are an illusion.

It is time to take those illusion glasses off and see what is real, true, available and possible. This all might sound like a bit of unrealistic woo woo if you are struggling in some way (and we all have things we are dealing with). I can say this: I have experienced time and again how my thoughts and beliefs manifest what is and isn't in my life - almost instantly at times. I share a lot of examples in my course Create a Life you Love.

(Please share your stories in the comments below if you have had similar experiences.)

I am by no means pebble free and the illusion glasses are not off entirely, but for all of us the glasses are dissolving. Even for those who had their awakening decades ago, there are always yet more levels of awakening occurring, and it always feels like you are coming out of a fog, entering new territory. 

We are getting some very clear insight now around our personal pebbles, those obstacles, beliefs and patterns that keep coming up. We are moving beyond 'Oh this is why I have that belief" to "Oh wow, that belief is actually a false story I have told myself or been told. It is an untruth, an outright lie!'

We are confronting those aspects within us that have lied to us (and thus this is happening in our society and greater world now too). Where previously we spent time engaging with our issues and sabotaging aspects, asking them: "Where did you come from? Which past life or ancestral line did I inherit you from?", now we will be more inclined to just say: "I don't believe your story anymore. It is not my story. I don't believe you when you say that I can't follow my heart and be supported, or that if I have all I desire I won't be able to cope, or that if I speak my truth I won't be accepted."

The above is true for those issues that you have worked with over and over again. For some people who may not have worked so much with certain issues, it may still be beneficial to first work out why it is there. It is not enough to say 'I don't believe you anymore' if there is still a message to be received from that issue or aspect.

Likewise we are confronting and meeting those brilliant, powerful aspects within us that we have until now not been quite ready to embody and express in as full a way as we will be! As 2014 ended and 2015 rolled in, many of us felt or saw a clear glimpse of our next steps of power and potential. We felt the thrill of what it feels like to move clearly, swiftly and smoothly, and then...bump.

Some of us walked into our first 'and this is what isn't in alignment with that' wave of the year. So, because our new expansion is big, it came with a wave of subconscious residue connected to it. Yet, these waves are washing over us faster than they used to. We don't have the same attachment to our old issues, and we no longer believe their stories as we once did.

And we are motivated forward by our initial surges of clarity and energy that informed us: this is what is possible, this is what awaits you, keep going!

How are you going? Remember to share your stories about how your thoughts and beliefs have in an obvious way created some experience for you whether it was fabulous or challenging.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015  

Monday, January 26, 2015

You do make a difference

As you look out into the world, there are multiple realities existing simultaneously. Don't let the existence of the lower aspects of society and humanity, or even your own self, make you doubt the existence of the higher aspects. When you see the lower end of a see-saw you don't say "See, the see-saw is down, I have trouble believing a higher end even exists. I give up!"

Imagine that you are on that see-saw, with some aspects of you on the lower end, and some on the higher. People think that if they go on the higher end, whether by raising their consciousness or becoming more successful or wealthier or healthier or whatever the case, they are betraying those on the 'lower' end, but the opposite is true when done with integrity. 

By raising your self in a good way, you are doing your bit to raise the whole. You help to bring yourself, and the whole, into greater balance.

People think that one person can't make a difference. Not only can one person make a difference, each aspect that is vibrating at a higher level of consciousness within each person makes a difference - for that individual, and for the collective. x

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Going higher...finally!

We've talked about the spiral path a lot in these posts to help explain how even though it may seem we are repeating issues and patterns over again, we are not going round in circles. Rather, we are always going higher, gaining new insights and awareness, and travelling deeper, seeing clearer into more aspects of our hidden selves.

Until recently, this has felt much like a never- ending excavation process with us wondering, when will it end? Well, we have finally broken through into a new space as a collective, allowing us a very new experience with our spiral path. 

We have become experts at going 'deeper', yet the 'going higher' part seemed to have a cap on it. It was as if we could only see or receive so much, but no more. Or it was easy to feel connected for minutes or hours, but not days or weeks. We discovered and remembered many of energy's natural laws - that we are the creators of our reality, that if you can imagine it, it is possible - but it has been a challenge to remain vigilant over subconscious thoughts and beliefs that have ruled the roost for so long, constantly wanting control over our steering wheel.

2015 has brought with it a massive shift. We have received an upgrade unlike any other so far. We have emerged into a higher level of 'the field' than we have had access to before on this grand a scale when it comes to number of people residing in it.

Now, instead of mainly receiving higher and deeper insights into our 'issues', we are receiving lightning-bolt fast, vivid and clear insights into our natural/energetic/spiritual laws and potential. We are finding it easier to have our thoughts and actions be aligned with the truth within our heart and soul - in fact, it is becoming harder to think or act in our old ways.

More and more we will be able to 'get it' and 'see it' and 'feel it' with a greater awareness when it comes to our soul's natural knowing of this higher, greater reality field of limitless possibility that is all around us. Most importantly, we are going to embody more of those things for more of our waking hours, that have been predominantly or even partly only concepts and knowings. They will be integrated, practical aspects of our day to day living experience.

This is happening now. This is what this year is ushering in for those who have 'crossed the bridge'. Crossing the bridge requires travelling light - that is, release your baggage, clean up your energy field and thus life of all that is not in alignment with who you really are. Most of you reading this have done this. If you haven't, there are plenty of tools and facilitators out there to help you to do it.

How are you all today?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What is your Energy saying to you?

Our energy is speaking to us loud and clear this year. Well it always has, only we are now hearing it and feeling it in a stronger way. When energies are super high as they will be from now on in, everything within us and in our lives that is not true to how our souls would like us to be is highlighted, felt more intensely, seen more clearly and often released or changed completely with or without our conscious desire. So, depending on your perspective this can feel totally liberating, or leave you feeling quite dishevelled.

Inner and outer turmoil forces us to ask the questions: What needs to change? What do I need more of? What do I want less of?

We are really being called to be true to our heart and soul this year more than ever. So when you are feeling flat and exhausted it's a good opportunity to ask yourself:

- What is out of balance here? What am I doing too much of? Or too little of? Am I giving out more than I am receiving? You can't be of any use to anyone with an empty cup. Take time to fill yourself with things that nourish you. It can be as simple as having your cup of tea in a really special cup, going outside for 5 minutes, or taking time out to check your inner emails by way of journalling, meditation or some freestyle crayon drawing/painting.

If you find yourself feeling hyper-sensitive or hyper-emotional (not just now but anytime in this coming year), there is a message there for you somewhere:

- Are you holding on to an outdated belief, emotion, perspective, habit etc that is past its expiry date and wants to be let go of asap? It will no longer feel good, a hundred times more than usual.

- Are you feeling something that isn't yours? As sensitives it is easy to 'feel' what someone else is feeling. Sometimes you consciously recognise it isn't your emotion, other times you don't realise, simply feeling more and more drained/irritated/angry without knowing why. We need to take care that we don't take on energy and emotions that don't belong to us. If you aren't sure just say:" If this is not mine please leave" and see it going out to the Universe to be dealt with however appropriately.

- Keep your energy clear. We have water showers but we forget to have energy showers! You can visualise your energy being cleansed, you can smudge with sage, or you can say whatever affirmations feel right for you (link with ideas below). Once you get in the habit of doing this it starts to happen naturally.

We have to be more discerning, with greater boundaries than ever before, when it comes to the energetic environment within us and around us. The analogy I used in my 2015 report was that we have become allergic to that which doesn't serve us. This is just as true for emotional and mental toxins, as it is for environmental toxins.

It is more important than ever that we find ways to stay in a good, high vibrational space, and really pay attention when we are responding in an old pattern kind of way to something.

Here is a post specifically with tips and tools for getting centred and connected.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Tips and tools for getting centred and connected

People often ask for ideas on how to get centred, and feel more connected to their inner guidance. I often include ideas among different posts, but I thought it would be easier to put all the main ones in one place. 

Here are some ideas and tips to use on a daily basis. Choose whatever works and resonates most with you!

You can say any or all of the following. Feel free to tweak words, add to or change to make it feel right for you!

"I am filled with love, surrounded by love, protected by love and guided by love"

Imagine it as you say it. I see a column of light coming from the Source of All, entering me, filling me, expanding out to surround me, protecting me like a big egg, and guiding me. You may see it differently, or choose to see it in a total other way!

"I am connected to my higher self, highest source of truth, love and light, and to the core of Mother Earth." 

I imagine a column of light going up from my centre, up up up to the highest source, and down to the centre of the Earth. You may have your own idea of what the higher source is, or have no conscious definite knowing of what that is - just ask that it be the highest source for you and trust you don't have to consciously know what that is in order for it to happen.

 "I am aligned with my best possible self, best possible reality and best possible movement forward on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cellular, DNA, ancestral and etheric, and all the chakras."

Again, feel free to add, change, delete anything to make it feel right for you.

"Thank you for my health, thank you for my partner, family, friends, work, income, home...etc" 

 A daily appreciation makes you feel good, reminds you of what you have, and opens the door to that continuing and expanding.

I make all of the above part of my daily meditation. It doesn't have to be a big sit down event (although a sit down meditation is of course more beneficial!). Sometimes I don't make the time to do that, so I just say the above things, kind of like brushing your teeth on the run! It just takes a minute, but it will make a huge difference to how you feel.

Meditation: On the note of meditation, closing your eyes and focusing on your breath as it goes in and out of your nose is one of the best ways I know to clear your mind, get centred and connected. Whether you do it for one minute, ten minutes, half an hour or more is up to you! Highly recommended to do daily, especially if you are feeling frazzled and scattered!

Journalling is one of the best ways I know how to receive guidance from your energy and higher wisdom. Know that you can ask questions and talk to your inner aspects and feelings. Give them names: Angry Anna or Frustrated Fred for example! Trust what comes. At first it will feel like you are making it up, but the more you do it, the more natural it will feel. Saying one or more of the above affirmations first will help to make sure that your guidance comes from a good place that is in alignment with your highest self. (Or you can just say: I ask that any guidance received is in alignment with my highest truth, love, light and potential).

Stay in the Present: When you are in the present, your 'hose' to your highest source is straight as opposed to twisted (which it becomes when we turn our neck to worry about the past or fear the future). You want your 'hose' straight so that all you need comes more easefully to you be it guidance, inspiration, synchronicities, abundance, or something physical you need. Appreciating what is around you throughout the day is brilliant for bringing your focus back to the present moment, as is focusing on your breath when you feel yourself worrying and stressing.

Your thoughts create your reality: Yes they do. Pay attention to how you are feeling. Notice what your thoughts are if you are feeling not great, and adjust your thoughts. Change that inner dialogue so it reflects and acts as if all you want is already here. Turn the channel of your inner movies if they are playing scenes you do not want to live! Read some Abraham-Hicks or Florence Scovel Shinn to really get how simple and powerful our thoughts and feelings are.  We truly do attract, or push away, so much of what is available to us.

Follow those inner nudges: Guidance doesn't usually come in a loud booming voice with a ten step plan! It most often comes in small, inner nudges that may not make logical sense, and may not immediately feel connected to your question. You may feel guided to get in touch with someone you haven't talked to in a while, buy a magazine or newspaper you don't usually get, go to a cafe or the beach. I call these Hansel and Gretel cookie crumbs that end up leading us somewhere we didn't expect. Those are the things that often lead us to our dream home, job or soulmate, in the most unexpected of ways. Bigger nudges include leaving that job, doing that course, taking that trip, having that conversation with your partner. Most of us don't have a problem hearing our intuition. Our issue has been that we ignore and avoid it due to fear or busy-ness, or we don't trust it. Start listening to your self, and following those nudges.

So whether you choose to do all of the above or just one thing, know that there are so many tools available that only require our presence, awareness and attention.

Hope this list of tools has helped!

Love Dana

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Surfing the waves...and falling off them

‘Raising your vibration’ isn’t an event that happens to us so much as it is a process and a moment by moment choice. It is something that requires our conscious awareness and vigilance in the initial stages, until more and more it becomes our new normal.

Just like larger waves make it easier for a surfer to ride for a longer time than smaller waves, the high frequency energy waves available to us now are making it easier to ride a higher vibration for longer. (Even if that means minutes instead of seconds, for others it will be days instead of hours).

Just like in the surf, the wave can make it easier for you, but it doesn't do it for you. Just like a surfer uses his or her skill, so too we use all we know to stay on the board: pay attention to how you are feeling, notice what your thoughts are if you are feeling not great, adjust your thoughts, focus on appreciating something, follow your inner nudges instead of ignoring them and so on.

Just like a surfer falls off his or her board sometimes, so do we. Living in a higher vibration is a mental/emotional/energetic space for a long time before it becomes a permanent, "I don't even have to think about it" dwelling place. You'll have your moments of feeling lower-vibrational emotions and thinking old negative-focused thoughts, but you will notice them sooner, and move through them and out of them faster.

When this happens, don't beat yourself up. Just get back on the board, and catch another wave. It gets easier and there are plenty of other surfers around you, seen and unseen, helping you along. x

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015