Aug 27, 2009

Spiritual Awakening

We are living in a time where people are embracing their spiritual side. Even those who do not use the label of ‘spirituality’ are open to concepts such as trusting their intuition and finding their life’s purpose.

Every person’s faith and beliefs are their very own and no two are identical as they are as unique as we are. As each of us has our own path to tread so each of us experiences our steps to spiritual awareness in our own unique way or order.

Upon awakening spiritually you may begin to feel ‘different’. All seems the same around you, but something within you has changed or shifted in a big way. Your old beliefs and ways begin to fall by the wayside as the real you emerges.

The path to inner-awakening can be joyful, exciting and enlightening all at the same time. It can also be frightening with upheaval, changes, feelings of imbalance and emotional anxiety. Emotionally you may find yourself quite often on the verge of tears and crying about little sentiments that generally wouldn’t have concerned you in the past. You may also find the opposite to happen with outbursts of anger and/or irritability. You may find yourself swaying between the emotions of empathy and compassion to aggression and anxiety. The entire spectrum of emotions can be experienced during an awakening or spiritual emergence.

You may find a desire to ‘find yourself’, your soul or life purpose and/or your passion. Within this often comes a questioning of who you truly are and what you really want in your life. This can cover the scope of relationships, social-sets, friends, occupations, living arrangements, lifestyle choices and most often, sweeping changes are in the offing.

Your energy levels will fluctuate, going from way down low to high and vibrant. Rather than try to fight it, go with the flow. On the down days, relax and take it easy as much as possible. On the high energy days take advantage and get as much achieved as possible.

You may become aware of destructive recurring patterns in your life. You may have lived for many years repeating habits such as self-sabotage or choosing inappropriate partners, then suddenly it seems you become very clear and recognize it. This opens up the way to acknowledging then dealing with and eradicating the negative habit or pattern.

On many levels you may begin to appreciate the environment and the natural world in all it’s colours, forms, shapes and life-forms. Interest in eco-friendly alternatives, less consumption and materialism, humanitarian endeavours and a growing concern for animal welfare may come to the fore with your acceptance and love for all being expanding on all levels.

As your energy lightens you may become more sensitive to certain foods and addictives. Allergies and intolerances may become prevalent where before there were none. You may crave foods you’ve never eaten, and repel those that are familiar. Trust your body to communicate what it requires and what it does not.

Frequently recurring synchronicities in your life are an indicator that you are on the right path. Answers to questions are revealed to you through messages and signs. The more you take notice and heed the messages, the more they shall appear in your life. You may find beneficial circumstances and the ‘right’ things happening at the ‘right time’ for you with opportunities seemingly falling from the sky. Spiritual awakening raises our vibration, which in turn releases blockages. This allows abundance to flow freely into your life.

When aligned with a higher vibration more auspicious manifestations become available and received by you. Your vibration is centered on the highest good for all and positive and beneficial circumstances and situations will abound in your life.

As you awaken spiritually you may find that your interests and desires may change profoundly. Rather than aimless entertainment you may choose to seek out more soul-nourishing past times, with interests more aligned with who you are becoming.

To grow spiritually is to learn to love unconditionally. When we are truly able to unconditionally love others without judgement we give ourselves wonderful opportunities to grow spiritually and naturally awaken.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

Aug 24, 2009

Listening To My Intuition

My daughter Sarah and I were extolling the virtues of electric blankets and how much we appreciated hopping into a warm bed on a cold night.

We also discussed the relevant dangers.

Later when Sarah went to off to bed I reminded her to turn off her blanket before going to sleep.

Laying in my own bed later that night, relishing the warmth and feeling myself drift off into sleep, I was shaken out of my bliss by a bright, glowing, orange light. The light somehow seemed familiar, but not quite placing it clearly, I tried to drift off once more, back to the land of nod.

The light appeared again and shone persistently. This time I recognized the glow and knew what the light was telling me.

Creeping quietly to Sarah’s room, I opened the door a crack and spotted the bright, orange light, glowing at the controls of her electric blanket.

A couple of clicks turned it off and when I snuggled back into sleep mode there was no orange light to hinder my sleep.

The moral of my story: It’s better to be safe than sorry …. listen to your messages and most importantly – heed them!

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

Aug 12, 2009

Arguing With My Intuition

Busily planting daffodil bulbs in the newly turned earth I was rudely interrupted by a voice telling me to go back to the house.

I glanced over at the house wondered what it was all about, then went back to my bulb-planting.

Moving along to a new section of the garden, I again heard the words, “go to the house Jo”. I resisted, determined to plant my bulbs.

The voice became insistent and I became all the more intent on my chore, ignoring the growing urgency in the message. I stood up, turned and said out-loud that I would go back to the house when I’d finished, and not before.

I stopped pretty much mid-sentence and found myself looking at the house … just looking. All seemed fine … what was the urgency?

Without being fully aware of my actions, I found myself just about being physically frog-marched towards the house, still wondering what the drama was all about.

Opening the sliding door I was confronted by a wall of acrid smoke. The quilt drying on a rack near the fireplace had toppled over, falling directly onto the firebox. The synthetic fibres had melted and were on the verge of sparking flames.

I grabbed the quilt and threw it outside, still smouldering, and opened all the doors and windows to air out the house.

Disaster averted …
…. but had I not actually taken heed of the ‘messages’, eventhough I didn’t understand the meaning or reason at the time, I would have lost my house and everything in it.

The moral of the story is to ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes