Synchronicity is one of the ways Spirit lets you know they are working with you bigtime. Many of us called to the shamanic or other direct spiritual practice naturally have one foot in Ordinary reality and one foot in Non-ordinary reality. We have learned how to switch back and forth depending on the situation and environment. But if you must operate in Ordinary reality most of the day handling more left brain things like a regular type day job, interacting with the public, driving – Spirit does find a way to connect you to Non-ordinary reality with moments of synchronicity.
Last week I was working on my computer and listening to Spotify and the exact moment I clicked on a word on my screen, I heard that word in the song I was listening to, and it wasn’t even in my playlist. It was random. That feeling came over me like I had slipped into a non-ordinary state. But my logical mind was on it before I could tell it to just relax and go with the feeling. I paused the music, then replayed it to make sure that was really the word I heard. Yep. Then the giddiness and glow washed over me as I felt that Universe and all my guides and Source just took my hand for a brief moment, reminding me they are right here with me, right now.
Yesterday I had an energy work session with a friend, and while she was working on my heart chakra, I had a vision - a greenhouse full of roses. We talked a lot about relationships and heart healing during the session. When I left and got in the car and turned on the radio, there was a song on about roses. Sitting up and taking note now.
This happens a lot with me with music. And I don’t even listen to music all that much anymore, coming to appreciate silence for what it is. And lately when I do listen to music, it has been mostly kirtan, and it’s mostly in Sanskrit! So Spirit has to take the opportunity when it comes up to give me these synchronicity moments when they know I am paying attention.
When this first happened to me years ago I was stuck on figuring what it meant. I was sure it had some deeper specific meaning. As years have gone by and my relationship with Spirit has deepened, I know that there are times when the messages are literal, and times when they are more general. But when they come in clusters like this, I know that something big is on the horizon, a personal breakthrough or major change of perception. I shift into being extra aware of my felt sense, paying attention. Then I can receive the message with both neutrality and gratitude. And a little bit of giddiness.
Once we remember that we are multi-dimensional beings having a moment of incarnation on the planet Earth, it shifts us into a different perspective. Concerns about who said what at the office and wondering if you made the right decision to do one thing or another lose some of the charge they were having on our emotions. This is especially true if we regularly practice journeying or meditation with the goal of reconnecting with an aspect of our true multi-dimensional self. We then Know that we are more than our bodies here in this one lifetime we are experiencing now. We can feel our light body, we can connect with other light beings anywhere in the universe, we can remember what the 99% of our true soul-self is outside this body in earthly time and space, we can remember our connection to Source, that we are in fact part of that Source.
I think this perspective is the ultimate power retrieval. We have a tendency in our modern lives to give so much power away to live in our societies. From small individual giveaways like to our alarm clocks to go to a job that may not fulfill us, but pays the rent….to having to surrender over the sovereign whole of our bodies by submitting to radioactive scanning and physical invading of our body just to board a plane. But when we are remembering who we are at a soul level, that perspective can immediately empower us.
When we use the shamanic journey to broaden our spiritual perspective, we can get a better sense of this multi-dimensionality being that we truly are. In the journey we are operating outside of ordinary time and space in a place where other multi-dimensional beings are our friends and mentors and are there to help us. We easily visit other realms, timelines, universes and dimensions. We meet power animals, ancestors, descendants, archangels, ascended masters, and all are available to us for advice and healing. When I was new to journeying I asked my teacher, “How do I know I’m not making it up?” She replied “It doesn’t matter if you are making it up. Your subconscious or imagination is guided by your Higher Self at all times, and it is giving you the information and experience that you need right now to help you on your journey. And once you start doing it regularly, you will quickly realize you are not making it up.”
She was right, and it is the same thing I tell my students today. The shamanic journey is one of the best tools in the spiritual toolbox that I can recommend. If you are at all interested, read about journeying from seasoned practitioners and teachers like Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman, and find a teacher or a journey group in your area.
If we want to experience life from a place of empowerment, a shift of perspective is needed. We are so much more than we think we are. For the world to change and for humanity to evolve, we need to realize this and live it.
Have you checked in about that lately? We are so forward thinking as a society in general, we get stuck in thinking about goals and affirmations of what we want in our lives and what we want to be. Then as we progress down our spiritual path, and we study meditation we get that there is only the present moment. We strive to be present more than we think about the past or plan or worry about the future.
But there are times when it is necessary to revisit the past and look ahead to the future, especially as we approach mile markers like the start of a new calendar year or the solstice, or taking on a new job or course of study.
The time between the December Solstice and the calendar new year is a perfect time for a year review. This review can actually extend into January’s New Moon on the 16th. For the last week or so I have been thinking back through each month of 2017 and remembering the events that were big for me, like teaching and leading ceremonies, but also the smaller ones like spending time with special people and exploring new places and trails, and just sitting at the beach.
I have also been looking at where I may have given power away, or experienced a trauma that I have missed integrating into my whole self. In shamanic work we call that Recapitulation. When we find an event from the past that still has an emotional charge, it usually means that we have not fully allowed ourselves to feel and process the emotion when it happened. Sometimes, we just cannot do it at the time, it is too big and we may be broken, floundering or in a circumstance where we cannot process it. But when we are doing a review of our lives or when we are doing deeper work, we can come across these emotions and then know it is the right time to feel and release them. We get in a quiet and safe spot, like a corner of the bedroom under the covers and start doing the breath-work, going back to that moment and fully feeling the emotion in our physical body and in our emotional body. Once we fully feel it, we can release it from our cells and from our energy body with our breath. Often there is forgiveness work that comes afterwards, towards ourselves as well as another. When we do this work, we are reclaiming our own personal power that has been tied up keeping those emotions in place. Once they are fully felt and released, a sense of lightness takes their place. Deep healing can happen.
In looking forward to the future, of what this year will bring, I’m trying a new way of looking at it. Instead of focusing primarily on the goals I want to achieve this year, I’m trying to think about how I want to be in the world. How I want to live my life through the words I speak, the actions I take and the thoughts I think. Now that will require me to be mindful of the present moment! I will let you know how it goes.
For now, take a moment to send yourself blessings for all that you have been this past year and all that you are becoming in this new one. Namaste.
To help you tend to soul issues that may manifest in physical, emotional, mental or spiritual aspects of your life, and to give you tools to empower your path to harmony and well-being.
-There are so many kindred spirits doing the work out there. I include these links to help our community connect with one another.
SACRED HOOP Magazine Guide to Shamanism Compilation- http://www.sacredhoop.org/Pages/FreeGuide.html
Kitzie's podcasts include interviews with artists and kirtan music. I love attending her weekly Satsang group and the New World Kirtan Band concerts -
Energy Intuitive and Nature Communicator - Cheri Melton's work with Devas and Nature Spirits is profound. So happy to have her as a friend and mentor -