When traveling out west a few weeks ago, I was blessed to see some of the most breathtaking places on planet earth. Their beauty was beyond compare and the magic within that beauty gave me an attunement of sorts… maybe better described as an “awareness expansion”. Before my adventure, I was told by my guides that this was to be the third in a series of natural awareness expansions I was to experience over the summer (to recap: #1 was the totality of the Great Eclipse and #2 was the chaotic pressures of Hurricane Irma) and so I went in with an open heart, ready to embrace the Spirit of life on yet another new level.
Slack-jawed at every turn, what struck me the most about the region is one very specific similarity between the various natural wonders that I witnessed… As solid, deep and expansive as they were, each one was carved carefully and meticulously by the flow of water. Flash floods are responsible for the satin smooth walls of Antelope Canyon. Rivers and springs etched the graceful lines that dance across the mountains of Zion National Park. And one single river has patiently woven its way through the desert landscape to carve out what we now call the Grand Canyon.
Water, being the source of all life as we know it, literally poured through these places for eons to create some of the most magical and unique energies on earth. Each place has its own persona, its own geological makeup and its own metaphysical fingerprint. The orange walls of Antelope Canyon are receptive and sensual. The mountains of Zion are commanding and still. And as for the Grand Canyon, few can tear themselves away from the balance of energies that blow in its winds. Both active and passive, safe and dangerous… its essence is that of the wisest spirit guide imaginable, leaving its pilgrims humbled and elevated all in the same moment.
And just as life-giving water carved out the wonders of the western U.S, lifeforce flows and carves out stories and personas for each and every other sacred place on earth. A perfect balance of life’s elements creates every natural and amazing thing we can behold with our senses.
With that in mind… did you know that YOU TOO ARE A SACRED SPACE, carved out by the same forces on an energetic level?
Your life is a canyon that has been carved by the flow of spirit moving through it. Experience by experience, you too have been receiving attunements that have continually taken you to the next level of understanding. Sometimes these “awareness expansions” take so long that you may fail to notice that you are indeed different than you once were. But if you look carefully you can see that your thoughts run a little deeper than they once did, much like the rivers that sink into stone to form new landscapes over time. With each genuine wish for inner peace to replace your suffering, lifeforce flows and creates opportunities for you to let the transformation in.
Yet, it’s only when you come to know your true self as a channel of life (instead of a controller or victim of it) that you can experience yourself as the mighty canyon that you are, capable of being still, receptive, beautiful, strong and balanced in any given moment.
Take a minute now to reflect on the last time you received an “awareness expansion”. What events and people have passed through your life to leave you deeper and wiser because of their presence? Remember, as much as the power of life-force can be renewing, it can also be destructive. Maybe the events and people that come to mind signify a challenging phase that is currently carving more depth and wisdom into your awareness. I get it, believe me. And I know it takes stamina and a whole lot of patience to sit and allow the new landscape to form within you.
I also know beyond a doubt that it’s worth the wait.
If this is the case for you, here’s a thought that might help… Think of the last big wish you put out there to Life/ God/ Source/ Spirit. Did you want more confidence? More wisdom? More love? Perhaps more freedom? Think of anything (non-material) that you have really been wanting to be fortified with lately. Then think of the challenge you wrestle with (past or present). Place your hand on your heart. Take a DEEEEEEEEP breath. Ask your intuition… “How has this challenge been a lesson to grant me my wish?”
You may be surprised at the answer.
I’m holding the space for you to hear it, take it in and allow it to form new wonderous passages within you!
Keep me posted and leave a comment below.
In Peace, Love and Wisdom always,
P.S. In case you didn’t know… I specialize in “awareness expansion” and I’m offering 20% OFF all sessions and programs in October. Discount applies to readings, energy clearings and my Empowered Wisdom Program (yes, you read that right – the whole program!) Seize the moment and empower your spirit 😊