This is reposted with permission from Phoenix's newsletter of the same date.
“I just want to see my angels! All I do is sometimes get a color or a knowing. But I want more!” Lisa was just beginning her journey with meditation. She knew it would help her open up to her inner guidance. And she was very specific about HOW she wanted to receive her guidance. “Why can’t I see things the way other people do? What’s the matter with me that I can’t have those glorious beings show themselves and have incredible conversations with them that I’ll remember? All I get is a basic simple knowing, feeling, or color, but not the technicolor everyone else seems to have!” Her face got fierce, her mouth was tight, her shoulders hunched, her eyes bright with almost tears. She was definitely not in a good place.
I get it. So much of our world is visual. Movies are getting more mesmerizing with their breathtaking scenes, nature paints colors on the sky and water, and fashion design is consumed with vitality and vibrancy. Color affects our emotions. Having a vibrant meditation makes us feel more alive, more connected. A strong visual makes us believe we are closer to the divine because our senses are engaged. The problem is not everyone is visual when it comes to meditation. We have the expectation we will be visual because our external world is. But our internal world is a different story. To live in our external world, we rely on the senses that will help us the most, for our safety. If we were cavemen, we’d be relying primarily on our sight and our hearing, and possibly our sense of smell. That way we SEE, HEAR, and KNOW the sabertooth tiger when it stalks us.
When we move our awareness to our internal world, where our connection to the divine is, we rely on our additional senses which are more subtle. The sense of knowing, the sense of feeling with emotion or feeling with our skin, the sense of language without words. These subtle senses are the hardest to trust because we don’t have an external validation for them, right away. We can feel there’s a sabertooth tiger nearby but if we don’t see one, how do we know for sure?
These subtle senses are lesser developed in us because our external world doesn’t rely on them. Yet they’re more powerful than our overt senses. After all, this is why camouflage was created. To disguise the visual and confuse the hunter. Your subtle senses, because they’re going to the heart of the matter, are never confused and easily see through disguises.
When beginning meditation (or even if you are an advanced student!) it’s easy to think that ‘nothing is happening’ when you don’t have a techni-color vision. But let’s face it, the journey of meditation is a journey. It’s an inward journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Meditation shows us where we are right now. And meditation, if we allow, will help us to accept ourselves where we are.
Knowing this is a journey, and each step on our path gets us closer to our destination. After working with me a few times, Lisa was in a different place in her journey. “This really helped me to get out of my own way and stop telling the divine HOW to connect with me. Instead I now open and receive my guidance.”
Phoenix Rising Star, Founder and Director, The Healing Angel Protocol™, Free Resource: Activate your True Purpose as a Healer.
People are always asking me, “Does the spirit world get teed off when I screw things up?”
We live in a society where most religious tenets prescribe to the idea of praying to an entity (most call it some form of “God”) for mercy, for forgiveness, to be delivered from pain, fear, etc. Which right away produces the concept that there is something inherently wrong about us. Which then assumes we need forgiveness for or at least protection from or resources to or freedom from….
The thing is, if we wipe all that judge-y stuff off the table, we’re left with an entirely new set of principles by which to live. Such as feeling the freedom to, feeling safe to, feeling encouraged by, etc. We are open to the myriad possibilities of living, and, hence, a different kind of life.
The first thing to realize is that the Spirit World is unconditionally loving—not a designated body designed to judge us, demoralize us, condemn us, or test us.
The Spirit World is here to love us. That’s right. That’s it. To support us by loving us. That’s the whole enchilada.
The second thing to know is that the Spirit World is not made of little humans running around thinking, feeling, and doing the way we are in all our human-ness. Spirit, by its very nature, is not human (duh). Which means anyone in spirit form (kind of oxymoronic when you consider “anyone” applies to humans) is now in the position of being ethereally, infinitely, suspended wherever, however, whenever, they want to be. Spirit is no longer chained down by the constraints we often feel as humans—things like self-denial, self-judgment, fear, physical dis-ease, stress, and so on. When humans “die” and enter the Spirit Realm, there is nothing by love, love, and more love. It’s almost disgusting how much love there is, what with all the support, caring, truth, freedom, and empowerment floating around up there just waiting for us to tune to its channel. To listen for instead of praying to the “powers that be.” Which, IMHO, are made up of our human selves, our higher selves, our legacy selves, and our pure Source energy self.
The thing to remember is that the Spirit World holds no space for things like anger or disappointment. It is too busy finding ways to help us. To orchestrate the ongoing symphony of our lives so we get to write it one note at a time. To see us, know us, and love us unconditionally for who we are: Spirit in human form brave enough to spend another lifetime here as “angels on vacation.”