Monday, July 25, 2011

Judgmental Glue or Super Glue?

Judgment glues you to the very condition you are judging.
Judgment undermines all hope.

It is often easier to see how you are judging other people or situations than to see how you are judging yourself.  Judgment can be insidious and very subtle and hard to identify.

Much is discussed about being a co-creator of your lives.  How then does judgment, realistically, make a difference in your work, your relationships, your finances, etc.? As long as you see yourself or others through judgmental viewpoints, you cannot see yourself or others compassionately, with understanding or wisdom.  You cannot see yourself truthfully with potentials and be excited about those potentials.
For example - if you judge yourself for being "stupid", would you encourage yourself to get a college degree in a field that is interesting to you?  Your 'self talk' would discourage you from doing so or even if you did sign-up for the classes, once challenged by the curriculum you would have a tendency to quit.  That is how judgment can undermine and then become a co-creative influence in your life.  This is a clear level of judgment.  Because it is not always so obvious, it can be very difficult to identify.

We are posting a series, as explained, to help you identify on subtler levels of how and why you might judge yourself.  It is the most destructive influence.  Notice, though, under judgment is fear. So if you can see how you judge, you will be able to see the level of fear that exists within you.

The previous and subsequent articles will hopefully, help weed out judgmental tendencies.  Notice your languaging, notice your self-talk throughout your day.  Please pay clear attention to the differences between judgment and discernment also.  There is a great difference between the two.  Discernment is accomplished using wisdom and seeing conditions truthfully.  Judgment obscures the truth.

Using judgment does bind us, usually to the conditions you are most fearful of...

Use super glue instead, it binds items, not you.

Blessings ...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Teacher, Student or Both?

We haven't posted anything recently for we wanted the last blog piece to stay on the blog for awhile because of its importance.

However, we will be posting a series of articles to help you understand how spiritual teachings can make a difference in your life and how to apply them in order to change your life. Without understanding that there is a practical value for you on a day to day level, why spend the time reading this blog and or doing the homework? Our constant commitment is to teach you how to become a conscience co-creator, practically and tangibly.

What does becoming a co-creator mean and why would you want to take on that responsibility? How much do you take responsibility for? These teachings help you see more clearly what is within your control, what you are creating and why. As an example, how often do you feel like you are the victim of something or someone? What if the belief that you are a victim opens you up to similar situations. What if, "To the degree that one is in perception of oneself, is the degree that one creates", is true, literally? What does that mean? What if you believe you are a victim and that belief stirs fear. That fear then becomes a co-creating influence in your life, bringing or magnetizing to you more situations that feel like abuse, as an example.

We know these words aren't new to you, however, the tools and techniques are pertinent now, because of the level of understanding you all hold. That is the difference. You are now realizing more and more that what is outside of you is a direct reflection of your own internal belief system.

This series will be about a process, so please be patient with each step. Take your time, this will encourage "experiential" levels of awareness, so again, please take your time. We will include homework so be prepared to take a moment from your busy day, we promise we won't take too long.

Why is the homework important? Because experiential awareness is important. Without having any personal experiences or understanding of what is being discussed, it would be hard to relate to what we are speaking about. So for example, if you had never seen the color green—how could you understand what we mean when we say the grass is so green and healthy? You couldn't. So we then say that the teachings or understandings just stay as a concept—you understand the thought or teaching, but the understanding doesn't hold the same value or importance to you unless you have an experience of it, i.e. you won't appreciate the significance of green representing healthy grass.


1. Think of something you do well. Try to write out an explanation of what you do well to a one year old. Try to go into detail and explain it fully. Watch what emotions arise within you, how does it feel to try to get your point across? Write about those emotions.

 2. Write as though you are the one year old trying to learn from you the adult. Watch what emotions arise within you, and write about them.

You are very rarely only a teacher or only a student, most of the time you will see you are both. Watch how you shift from one to the other throughout your day. Write about this shifting back and forth. Notice, is there any conflict or judgment about becoming more of one than the other? Is there any conflict or judgment about discovering who you are, the student or the teacher? In other words, are any of your feelings related to trying to define who you are suppose to be? Or who you think you should be? Is there any judgment? Play with this for awhile. See what comes up and please write about any perceived resistances. Write about any uncomfortable feelings, and why they are uncomfortable. Then write about any judgment you are experiencing and describe the judgment. 
Ask yourselves, what does this judgmental voice feel like to me, who does it remind me of and how old do I feel?

Sit with this for awhile, keep your notes and after one week, please reflect back onto what you wrote and see if you have any new  insights arising. Write about those new insights, if any. If not, then briefly write a synopsis of what you have learned or observed.

We will post within two weeks the next phase to this step-by-step process of self-realization. Our intention with this process is to help you identify and understand how you hold yourselves back from creating consciously and clearly. If you are blocked by any emotions or judgmental beliefs, how can you trust what you are experiencing or "feeling"? How will you know what is real or what is an illusion? 
How can you trust your own internal "guidance"? How can you be successful in your endeavors?

Watch for our next posting within the next two weeks. This will give you an opportunity to sit with this process for awhile.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Truth About 2012: Reality, Truth, and the Folly of Fear

In the thirty years I have been associated with Guidance, I have never heard them communicate with such strength, nor felt such dynamic, powerful energy behind anything they have ever said.  (The group session held recently in Menlo Park runs a close second.)

As you begin reading this message, I ask that you please check yourselves, as I did, to clearly understand what humanity is about to experience.  Observe any fear arising within you and capture it.  Write about it and get clear - is your fear based in reality?  Guidance  explained that what felt to me like a sense of urgency to get this message out, was in fact, my own fear-based thinking arising.  The reality is - there is nothing to fear in this statement. As a matter of fact, there is much to celebrate.

With that clearly in mind, I present to you, with care, the following information ...

We want to explain to you a little about these energies that are encircling your Earth - these convergences that are happening - and their meaning, because it is quite extraordinary.  We mean it quite literally.  Most people will have not had the opportunity to have these kinds of experiences, energetically speaking, through lifetimes.  It is so huge. And the reason being, is that you've all heard about 2012, the end of the world, Hopi prophesies, all of these things - it is not that we see your world ending. We see that it is the beginning of the mass consciousness shift, it is the Hundredth Monkey theory - the concept that a certain number of individuals reach a level of consciousness and it helps supports the shift of other levels of consciousness. This is why this convergence is happening right now.

What people aren't realizing, and what we think is not coming through, is the fact that, yes,  there is so much tumultuousness aligning, (i.e. another earthquake in Japan, wars in Middle East, etc.).   But now, there is not only a convergence of energies of great, great blessed spirits encircling humanity, but because humanity now is taking this exponentially, it is also influencing other realities, exponentially.  We want people to understand that now there is also going to be an alignment with presences that people are going to start actually having an experience with.   Experiences that they can actually trust

There are going to be visitations. 

We have always discouraged people from making up stories about UFO's landing, etc.  We are not talking about that. We are talking about people becoming more present to spiritual visitations.  Real visitations. 

Individuals and facilitators who have been spiritually coordinated are going to be asked  to trust themselves more and more and more, and step into receiving such potentials.  Because each and every one, in their own unique way, is going to be called upon to help now.  The facilitators who have been preparing themselves for eons are now going to be called to step up to the plate - if they want to.  Some will not want to because of what they've associated with in the past.  Usually, there has been a destructive, painful association with stepping up to the plate, so to speak.  It is going to be different this time.
We are so excited.

We would say, by the end of the year, things are going to be shifting more dramatically than you can understand.  And for the good. You'll see.  Things have to fall apart a bit, so we want to prepare people.

We want people to understand that, in order to rebuild, the existing structure has to fall apart.

We're not necessarily talking about financial institutions anymore.  We're not talking, necessarily, about anything that is tangible to you externally.  We are talking about one's own internal process of falling apart - that people will have an 'opportunity' to be faced with enormous amount of fear.

However . . . the fear is not real.

And that is the key difference.  This is the biggest difference that is not being discussed. 

Everybody's talking about Earth changes. Everybody's talking about financial institutions crumbling.  This is not what is going to happen. It is the fear of these things that's going to rise inside of people to a degree that they become so uncomfortable that it's almost unbearable.

But the difference will be - reality is going to stay the same. Pretty much.

Can you see the wisdom of this? To be able to realize that everything that is grounded in fear is illusory; that reality is reality is reality.   That all of the fear-based thinking becomes questionable because - the financial institutions are not falling apart.  Because The Big One does not happen, as an example.

So, let's say then, that fear does become so enormous inside of you, and that will be the case for many, and that fear does not manifest in the way you believe it is going to.  What happens is, you will be able to see the tomfoolery of fear.   You will be able to see how fear is the trickster, how you have been fooled by fear.

People will begin to realize that their fears are not reality based.

The reality is - resources are not limited, in fact, there is an enormous amount of abundance. So, when people are really asked to look at their fears, say for instance around lack, and then realize their fears are not realistically based, then guess what arises within individuals? 

A fearlessness for change. 

That is what's going to create the change.  That's what is not being discussed.
Do you see how brilliant it is?

It's already been tested with Y2K, the year 2000.  Remember the fear that the whole world was going to stop because everything was going to become crippled and come to a screeching halt?


That didn't happen.  Life kept plugging along.

That was the precursor to what will be happening more and more.
There is so much being made of 2012. There are major earth changes happening.  There is just enough going on for people to grasp onto, based upon what their greatest fears are.  There's just enough for them to bite into it, as though it is real.  There's  going to be just enough to tease them.  But when they, first of all, come back into realization that, ' Wait a minute. My greatest fear didn't happen. This is not culminating in disaster as all the 'experts' have been predicting.' - what happens, then, to their reality? What happens then, to their thinking? 

Then they will be able to realize - 'Look at how I was gripped by that fear to the degree that I made decisions that were absolutely non-productive, even foolish. Look at what fear creates.'

Then they will be able to say  - 'Well, wait a minute. If I was fearful about that, and  that never happened, then why am I allowing my fear in this direction to stop me from doing what I know is right?'

You'll see.  It's hard to see it now.  You'll see it. 

The dissatisfaction that is arising in people now is already a reflection of this. But the only difference is, and this is very, very important that this is clarified - the dissatisfaction that is arising within people now is just purely fear-based. 

Think about it.

What is happening now?

For instance, Catherine tries to catch a little glimpse of the news in the morning so she can get a sense of what is going on in the world.  And, what is happening now, as you well know, is there is fear that the government is going to come to a halt and it's going to create repercussions.  These kind of things are going to start arising more and more and more and more for people to see more and more clearly, number one - what fear does.  And number two - who is in fear and what it creates.

And so, people are being presented with the opportunity to see lines being drawn between those who are in fear versus those who are keeping a cool head and staying inside wisdom. This is why we've been saying  - your reality can look very different even from that of the person you're living with.

It is all, all, going to be dependent upon one thing - fear - and how much fear grips individuals. 

This is what we want blasted everywhere - it is seeing the illusory nature of fear that is going to topple society.

You will see that what is so brilliant about this, is that those that aren't in fear aren't even going to be scathed. That is why we are saying - the Big One isn't going to happen.  It's not going to happen. It's not going to happen in the way that people think.  It is going to be an internal process.

If people make the choice to stay in fear, their reality is going to be significantly changed - if they cannot see the tomfoolery of fear they will be taken down the rabbit hole of it ... that is why we are saying your next door neighbor's reality may look very different than yours.

We know it is very hard for you to understand right now.  But, if you understand that when we came through Catherine years ago and we said, with just as much strength and conviction and clarity, that if George Bush gets elected you will not recognize your country by the time he's through. And that is what happened.

We are saying this now with as much conviction.
And we can't be more specific because it's impossible to be more specific because of the fact that it is based upon each individual's own fears.

You'll see it aligning.  A prime example right now is - the tsunami warning in Japan.  Yes, they had another earthquake, but what is the greatest fear of the Japanese?  Another devastating occurrence.  It's not going to happen.  So what they see now is, they had a very valid reason to bite into fear, right?  Of course.  That is much more exaggerated than what will happen to most individuals, but they had a reason to bite into fear, but that fear they bit into is going to perpetuate more opportunity for them to become more and more and more and more fearful, and when those things do not align any further - yes, there may be more earthquakes and aftershocks - but it is not going to destroy them, like they are afraid of.    Their fear of total destruction is not going to manifest.  The reality is, their country is going to come back very, very powerfully.

The news is brimming full of dire predictions on every front. You can see that it is starting to surface already.  It is only going to get worse.

That is why we're here now.  That is why we have been here - to prepare people to stabilize themselves.  Notice our languaging.  It has all been about sustainability, clear thinking; to the degree that one is in perception of oneself, conscious or unconscious, is the degree that one creates.

This is the time though, that fear is faced and realized for what it is.

It is why we teach - look your fears in the face and you'll notice when you do, they are not truly harmful.  Your fear is not cutting off your leg, as an example..  There is nothing substantial or real about them.  You see? That is the brilliance of this exponential change.  However,  we, along with  these convergent energies, know the potential destructiveness of fear, and that people become paralyzed by it - and that is why this convergence is happening. Fear is going to create, but not in the way that people think.

Fear no longer has a cause and effect like it did at one point in time because of the 100th Hundredth Monkey effect. 

That is a very important point.

We can't even relate to fear in the way we did six months ago - well, you can relate to it, but it won't translate in the same wayThere isn't the same cause and effect relationship with fear that there once was, because there is no pure foundational system to uphold the fear becoming something as tangible as it once did.

So it can look the same, as far as fear coming up here, there, and everywhere, but there is no energetic support for it.

It will manifest to some degree, but not to the degree that people are in fear of.

People weren't ready to hear this until now.  They wouldn't have believed it.
Now - believe it so you can start seeing for yourselves what is truly happening...

There is still a precariousness about it - that's why the convergence of energies - these blessed beings will help counterbalance fear's stronghold, but once people realize that there is nothing foundational to fear, then they become fearless, then the change that has been predicted will happen.  You will no longer experience yourselves as being the victims of, or controlled by.

That fearlessness will start creating opportunities and fearlessness will topple societies.  Change will be for the good of all.  Societies will no longer be controlled by greed, for where does greed arise from, but from FEAR?


Friday, April 1, 2011

Liberate Yourself from Destructive Emotions: Become the Objective Observer

This article was originally posted September 19, 2009. We have re-posted it because of it's relevance to what has been discussed in recent posts.
What does it mean to become an objective observer? Why should you want to?

Let’s illuminate the value of learning to do this. Specific reasons underlie the advice to develop this ability. Most important, becoming an objective observer liberates you from constrictions and restrictions such as fear, shame, and resentment, and offers you the freedom of true choice, of achieving true alignment with your ultimate goals.

The first reason to pursue becoming an objective observer is that you can better understand any given situation, truly and clearly, without being confused by emotions.

Second, when you are not controlled by emotions, you’ll make better and more beneficial choices.

And third, you will gradually gain peace. Turbulent emotions will not be in control. When you look back, because your decisions were better, there will be more peace because there will be fewer regrets. With trust in your ability to make the best choice, you will be confident that you see a situation clearly, without the entrapments and turbulence of being controlled by an emotionally upset state.

The fourth reason? By becoming an objective observer, you more efficiently step out of judgment. You will see situations from a position of understanding rather than being blinded by a knee-jerk response or default reaction set by earlier, unthinking experiences. You’ll be able to identify what is “just an emotion” passing through temporarily rather than some sort of solid, lasting reality.

Fifth, and possibly most important: choices generated from clarity are more likely to produce beneficial results for you to enjoy. Emotion-based choices, made on the basis of feelings such as fear, usually bring about additional fear-based results or equally distorted perceptions.

As you become an objective observer, you experience becoming a watcher. In observing and watching your emotions arise, and becoming more interested in how they arise, and why they arise, you’ll gradually achieve freedom from being controlled by them.

This is not a process of becoming detached from emotions. Instead, this is becoming more aware, freed from the constrictions and distortions imposed by primarily emotional responses. This is becoming free to live in alignment with your true self, rich in experience and awareness, warm-hearted and free from bullying emotional dynamics.

By practicing this technique, you will learn a great deal about how emotions create perceptions. Perceptions are often quickly and powerfully distorted by emotional associations and obscure the neutral objective reality.

Most experience of existence is based upon our perception of conditions and situations. How can you see clearly and have the ability to make decisions responsibly and productively, particularly in this current time of fear and confusion? This matters a lot, especially in our interdependent world, when how you decide things really affects others. An essential pathway that allows you to decide with clarity is to observe yourself and others objectively, rather than through distorted emotional lenses of fear, need, anger, etc.

By gaining this ability to observe yourself and others objectively, you gain understanding at the level of seeing why you make certain decisions or react in the way you do, and what results usually follow, when you act in those patterns. You can demonstrate reliably to yourself, through observing, that if your reaction is fear-based, and your subsequent decisions are fear-based, you will actually tend to create more fear-based experiences rather than freeing yourself from fear.

As an objective observer, no longer controlled by fear or confusion or other distorted states, you can make choices based on factors more stable and trust-worthy than ever-changing emotions. By giving yourself time to contemplate and understand yourself and your patterns more lucidly, it becomes clear to you what is truly motivating a certain decision; gradually, your decisions become more in alignment with your ultimate goals.

This also affects how you perceive others. You gain freedom from judging not only yourself, but from judging others. This creates less constriction, less blaming and guilt, and more freedom and warm-heartedness.

A Little Practice

Watch your emotional reactions, notice how you feel and then ask yourself these questions:

  1. How old do you feel?
  2. What does this feeling remind you of?

These simple questions will help you become more aware of why certain emotions arise under certain conditions. With this level of understanding it is much easier to see yourself and others more compassionately.

Are You A Harsh Judge? This is not being an Objective Observer

Judgment is one of the least productive experiences you can have. If one of your ultimate goals is to understand yourself, it is necessary to look at those aspects of yourself which prove, through repeated experience, to be detrimental if seen objectively. It is important to know these aspects of yourself from this viewpoint: you want to understand why those less-than-desirable aspects arose within you. Usually such aspects were used as tools; you were trying to achieve something, but the tools might not have produced the result you wanted.

Try this exercise:

Write down all the qualities or aspects of yourself you do not like. List them one by one. Then ask yourself these questions, as you consider each, one by one:

  1. Is this quality arising at times to protect me? If so, how do I see it protecting me? What does it try to protect me from?
  2. Does this quality arise out of anger? If so, is that anger being supported by fear?
Then try to identify, one by one, if there are ways these "qualities" have truly benefited and supported you.

Identify exactly how these qualities have served you as tools. What did you want them to do? Were they successful tools?

When you break down these aspects of yourself that seem detrimental, you can gain a different perspective of why they exist and how you have used them to support and protect yourself.

In realizing that, then, how can you remain in judgment of yourself? These were just specific tools used at the time when needed, when they appeared helpful. So now, it will also be easier to say, “All right, I have used these ‘tools’ in the past, and yet have seen results that were not ultimately of benefit to all. I have new ‘tools’ now.”

Therein arises a perception of choices, of freedom to choose a new way over the old detrimental tool. Now understand, please, that often times under stress, it is easy to default back into old "choices" for that is what you are familiar with and that is, at times, where you might feel safer. In the case of finding that you default back into old thought patterns and reactions, be patient with yourself and the experience. It takes time to shift and achieve a level of trusting the new "tools" as much as you have trusted the effectiveness of the old "tools.”

Remember, most children and adults are not taught actual coping skills; instead they learn from what they are exposed to, without being able to judge what is helpful and what is detrimental. Only when older, gaining in clarity and objectivity, can they begin to assess and evaluate what is truly helpful, and then gain choice to pursue a new course.

Controlling What?

We have noticed people asking us how can they control themselves?

We would encourage you to change your language to "how do I understand myself"?

Ask yourself: is it the situation I want to control? If so, why do I want to control it?
Then ask: or rather, is it myself I want to control?
Why do I want to control myself?
What in myself do I want to control?

Asking such questions will help identify if you are in fear. If you detect fear in yourself, what then are you truly afraid of? Is it a tangible fear or a perceived fear, a fear of something that often never actually arises? Using your logic at this time helps to counterbalance any emotion that is not realistic.

As long as you are still wanting to control yourself in a way that does not acknowledge your needs, fears, and conflicts, attempts will meet inner resistance. Other qualities which resist being controlled arise strongly. As the saying goes, “What you resist, persists.”

Using the word “control,” while lacking a deeper understanding of the processes at work in yourself, usually sets up an experience of fear, with associations of being inappropriately vulnerable, etc. Control also has a sense of judgment to it which usually obscures the ability of seeing situations clearly, factually.

Instead, if you think about becoming more compassionate with yourself, you can avoid that resistance which arises. By gaining the ability to objectively see yourself and the way you work, your patterns of needs and reactions, you will release the need to judge or to control. You will experience more and more choice, more clarity, more peace. You will be at ease with your emotions, rather than at the mercy of them.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reality vs. Perception: Valuable Tools to Use in Creating Your Future

What is the difference between perception and reality? And why is it important to know the difference?

To learn the difference, you must first determine whether you are seeing things through the filter of perception.
Begin by asking yourself this question:

"Is what I am seeing verifiable by others?" 

In other words, reality is when you look at the sky and see a cloud.  Others are able to verify there is, indeed, a cloud in the sky. 

Perceptional thinking would look like this:  I am seeing a cloud in the sky and it looks like a clown.  Another person would say,  "No, the cloud looks like a train."  The perceptional thought is not verifiable most of the time by another because even though they are also seeing the same situation, they are having a different experience. 

It is the different experience that is perceptional thinking.
The next step is to check to see if what you are experiencing is, in part, connected to an emotion that is realistic or understandable based upon  the circumstances, versus an emotional response based upon a harmful perception.
To determine this, ask yourself:                                                

1. On a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being completely relevant, 1 being not at all; "How much of this emotional response pertains to this current situation?"
2. Using this same scale, "How much pertains to me historically, (i.e. reminds me of an experience in my past when I felt the same way)?"

If you find any of these emotions are pertinent to you historically, then sort out those emotions by telling yourself, "the percentage relative to the situation at hand is this amount ______________."

This will make it easier to realize how much your past beliefs or perceptions are influencing or clouding your reality in the moment.  For example, the cloud in the sky is verifiable, but it makes you feel happy and the other person sad, because he had an earlier experience of being scared by trains, but you enjoyed going to the circus where you saw a clown.
Once you have determined what percentage is relative to the moment, the next step is to look at the emotional responses involved. 

Are you angry, afraid, frustrated or feeling hopeless? 

If there is any level of hopelessness, be cautious.  This emotion is usually dependent upon past experiences.

Remember - you are always going to have emotional responses running through your system.  Sometimes you will find yourselves in reaction, and that is normal.  Even finding yourself responding emotionally, based upon the 'historical you', is normal and understandable. 

The goal here is to understand how much emotional energy is being expended based upon past circumstances, versus your fears of the future. Expending emotional energy in either of these ways is understandable, however not always productive.

For example:  "I am so angry with myself for I stubbed my toe because I was not paying attention."  Your anger in this moment is understandable and on your scale of 1 to 10 it is a 10. 

Or:  "I am so angry with myself because I stubbed my toe and I always do that  when I am climbing  stairs, I never pay attention.  Therefore I will  never climb stairs again."  In this instance, your emotions are a 3 on your scale.  This means that only 3% of your anger and frustration  is based upon the present occurrence, and you are making future decisions more based upon your past experiences.

Determining your emotional state using these steps will help you fine tune the question, "Am I making decisions based upon realistic thinking verses perceptional illusory thinking?" 

Illusory thinking is usually dependent upon a historical influence, usually painful or traumatic, that is unresolved. 

These are just a few steps you can take to help you see more clearly the difference between reality versus perception.  Why do you want to accomplish this?  In order to be able to look at any given situation at hand with a realistic view point.  When you can accomplish this level of thinking, then the choices you make will subsequently be based upon reality.  By then making those reality-based choices, you establish a dynamic creating influence that will produce results efficiently, magnanimously and powerfully.  There is nothing more powerful, potent and efficient than Truth and Clarity.

Remember our saying, Clarity Creates!

blessings . . .

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Law of Attraction: Clarity vs. Fear

If you are in fear of any condition arising, whether it be this over here, or that over there, you are going to act like a magnet in these times to draw those conditions to you. So, if you're in fear, you're going to position yourself unconsciously inside circumstances that will create more fear within you. 

If you stay clear, hold a clear intention, you will literally provide yourself with opportunities that will create more of the same.  

If you stay clear, yes, you're not an ostrich, you're aware of what is out there and aware of potentials, but you stay clear inside yourself, encase yourself inside these bubbles so to speak, then it will definitely, definitely help support you in staying steady on this path that we are speaking about.

see Visualization for Protection, posted December 22, 2008

Prayer For Peace

As the sun sets upon your Earth with consistency and assuredness,
May all Beings find peace in that.

As the sun sets upon your Earth every day,
It is not dependent upon thought, effort, pain or suffering.
Like the breath, it is consistent.
May that be every Being's experience, every day.

May every Being find peace in the fact that,
Every day the sun will set,
And every morning it will rise.

May every Being find peace within the knowingness,
That as sure as the sun will set every day,
As sure as the sun will rise every morning,
That every Being is blessed,
Every Being is surrounded in grace and compassion,
And that all that is necessary,
is that every Being knows that,
And sits in the peace of that.

May every Being find comfort and respite from any pain and suffering,
Any fear and delusion, in the fact that
As the sun sets, as the sun rises,
They also live, they also breathe,
And they also always have an opportunity and choices
Of peace available to them.

Contemplate this, Sweet Ones.
Stay with this, Sweet Ones.
This is reality.
This is what you know to be true and consistent in your lives.
It will help to support you.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

An Exponential Leap into Consciousness

The Trend of Emotional Turmoil: Where it’s Leading and How to Cope

In the past several months, Cathy and Guidance are finding an increase in personal turmoil that many have described as downward “spiraling” into hopelessness, confusion, and despair. Please know that this is part of the process we are collectively undergoing and that it is no time to give up, though it may be challenging on all levels. We hope you will find this information useful in supporting a process that is meant to help propel you forward into consciousness.

Possible Symptoms: Physical, Emotional, Mental
• Terror
• Anxiety
• A sinking feeling
• Loss of appetite
• Insomnia
• Abject emotional pain
• Confusion
• Feeling trapped, overwhelmed
• Awareness of a darkness “pulling you in”
• The sense of an internal “earthquake” (being shaken to the core)
• Hearing yourself say: “Everything I’ve done is meaningless,” “There are no answers,” “I feel like I’m going crazy,” “I feel like I’m dying”

Humans learn most efficiently by being painfully tapped on the shoulder because that is what gets their attention. The kind of pain we’re hearing about frequently is arising so that you can collectively become aware of who you are not, by first addressing it individually.

In past group sessions, we have used Captain Hook as an example to explain that by being the shadow aspect, he became a propellant to remind Peter who he really was. Like Captain Hook, often that propellant is painful. The harder it grips you, the greater the indication that it is time for the entirety of you to release yourself from that confusion and delusional thinking. The pain you are experiencing can be directly equated to the fact that all five bodies (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic) are coming into a congruent understanding and relationship with the fact that this untruthfulness or confusion is no longer in service to anyone.

As individuals begin to look at themselves clearly and learn what’s true and what’s not, they begin to see what belief systems they’ve held inside themselves are harmful—not only to themselves but to others. As one begins to peel that proverbial layer like an onion, all of those aspects come into congruent understanding and relationship, and it’s like giving birth. It’s that painful contraction—the physical body in reaction to the shadow of attachment—that facilitates release.

The mind has to understand the issue or problem not just from an intellectual level, but also physically and emotionally. Since the physical levels (that is, the body and the mind) are the last to receive, they are also the last to release.

Oftentimes the mental will receive information so that you can understand it intellectually first, with the emotional body trailing behind. At other times it starts with emotional understanding and settles into the mental later. Either way, the physical components of you are always the last to receive and to understand.

The experience of pain (emotional) and confusion (mental) are part of processing and release on those levels—you may even notice your body reacting to pain and confusion through physical symptoms such as loss of appetite and insomnia.

What Can You Do?

• Don’t try to escape the intense feelings. Initially, don’t DO anything. Sit quietly with them. Breathe.
• Become the objective observer (See Sept. 2009 posting)
• Celebrate: it’s a birth you’re experiencing, not death
• Be in gratitude. The fact that this is occurring is a sign that your consciousness is expanding.
• Ask what percentage of it is reality and what percentage is your fear that it will become reality?
• Take it apart like a puzzle
• Write out the steps of your own resolution
• Take action
• Be compassionate and kind to yourself as much as possible through the process
• Remember, it has to be an exaggerated experience in order to get you to pay attention
• Continually check in with yourself and ask, “Am I taking action to solve this situation on a practical level or am I just nursing my wound?”
• Trust that you are putting the puzzle pieces of your complex life together and that you’re making an exponential leap into consciousness

Resist the urge to “fix” yourself. Sit with the feelings; let them wash over you; pace with them; welcome them. Breathe deeply.

Such a time is really to be celebrated. If one could take oneself into becoming more of the objective observer that we speak about so often, one would see it’s actually a time to congratulate oneself, because it’s really like giving birth. This pain you’re experiencing is the contraction that creates.

This “spiral” process is really about tearing down false illusions and birthing oneself through the complexity of one’s life’s details. Whatever the instigating issue or challenge, one can take it apart like a puzzle and examine the individual pieces.

As one dissects the whole experience, one should be able to see, incrementally, that the tentacles of each emotional response could be tied into various phases of one’s present or past lives. So you see, those experiences and associations are like tentacles that continually tie you back into the initial experience(s) that supported you in beginning to believe in certain illusions and non-truths about yourself. If you had a lifetime to study just that one main experience, you would be able to track it and see why it was so relative to who you had become up to that point in time; you would be able to see how you developed belief systems that became your foundation; and you would also see that those tentacles are far reaching, not only into past lives but into the future of who you have the potential to become.

Since most people do not have a lifetime to study the source of their foundational system, these times of “labor,” provide an opportunity for concentrated review. Ninety-nine percent of the time, when one goes into this type of birth crisis spiral, the experience is purposely exaggerated. Just think about it: if a little voice simply entered your consciousness saying, “Excuse me, you’re holding an internal experience of untruthfulness and it really would help you to do something about it,” you’d pay no attention to it whatsoever. It has to be exaggerated in order to act like a magnifying glass, helping you to look at all of those illusions upon which your foundation rests.

In experiencing the “earthquake” internally; of welcoming it and letting it move through you; it eventually brings you to a place where you can step back and say, “Whoa, wait a minute, what I feared was the truth isn’t reality.” It allows the light bulb to go on for an “Ah ha!” moment where one gets to realize, “Wait a minute, if this isn’t truth and reality, how often am I living in non-truths, how often am I separating myself from reality?”

This process facilitates an exponential leap into consciousness; it opens one’s eyes to reality, to truth, and takes one to another level. When it’s over, it doesn’t mean an end to those feelings ever happening again. In fact, even after such a leap, you may find yourself inside similar situations, perhaps not as painful, questioning yourself again, asking “What am I doing?” (so to speak). Think of these as other propellants to take you into even more levels of truth.

While in the process, when do you let yourself “off the hook?” How do you know you’ve reached the end of it? How do you know if you’re in truth and not merely trying to escape into delusion?

We teach so often that what counterbalances the emotional responses is the intellect. So this is how you check yourself. Ask: “Am I continuing to step into my life based upon trying to run away from what feels bad and, in that running away, only using more emotions to cover up?” Such impulse to escape might look like eating a whole plate of chocolate chip cookies, resorting to drugs or drink, planning a trip to Disneyland or resorting to other artificial means of making oneself “feel better.”

If you determine that you are only self-soothing, letting your emotions lead, you can step back and ask, “OK, how can I use my intellect to take me into what’s next? How can I sort out this problem step-by-step, from a logical approach?

Let’s say your “spiral” was started by some sort of crisis or simply having found yourself in a situation that you’re very uncomfortable with. What can you do about it? First, make a list of logical steps you need to take towards resolution. It’s not as much about your making yourself feel better in order to override the feelings, it’s about you taking very systematic action towards resolution…if that is in direct relationship to solving the situation.

Sit down and ask yourself, “What can I do about the problem?” Not, “What can I do to make me feel better?” When you’re at that level of using your intellect to detangle emotional issues, you’ll be at a level of clear thinking. Certainly there may be a little internal whine of, “But I want to feel better” and it’s ok if that’s intertwined with what you’re doing. In fact, try to take care of yourself physically as much as possible while you work out the logical steps toward resolution.

Continually check in with yourself and ask, “Am I taking action to solve this situation on a practical level or am I just nursing my wound?”

Those are two different actions and you’ll have very different results. The practical action, based upon reasonable, clear thinking, will have a positive result. If the action is just to cover up the emotion, the emotion will get stronger—it has to in order to get you to understand that this isn’t about covering up anything, it’s about taking you into clear thinking and seeing the wisdom that is required to develop clear thinking. It's also about creating a system to achieve resolution and systems of resolution are going to be as different as individuals and the different challenges they’re presented with. Everyone has to find their own system through the experience of the “spiral” as a propellant.

If you’re covering up intense feelings in an effort to quickly dispense with them and “move on” to immediately feeling good, guess what? Other opportunities will arise to support you in clear thinking, for that is ultimately the outcome of this experience. If you don’t “get it” the first time around, it will usually crop up as an even more painful situation to be experienced, examined and understood.

What you get to do is step into trusting yourself. You may not have all the answers but be at peace with that. As long as you are taking logical steps, trust that you are putting the puzzle pieces of your life together and, in so doing, are becoming, as we say, the ultimate puzzle-ist. In other words, you’re become the ultimate problem-solver, a detective in your own life; unraveling the mysteries and illusions of your current reality and assembling the pieces like a puzzle.

As you put this into practice, you’ll begin to be at peace with the process and say to yourself, in the midst of crisis, real or imagined, “Ok, on a very practical level, I’m okay. I know I’m becoming the ultimate puzzle-ist. I know where to go, I know how to resolve this painful situation to the degree that, on a practical and emotional level, I can say I’m ok. This situation is okay. I did it.”

Check yourself on every level that’s important to you—mental, emotional, the level of integrity you have, the commitments you make to the people that you associate with, etc.—and know that if there’s a feeling of congruency, you’re on the right track. At the same time, notice whether or not you’re still trying to just cover up the emotion and are taking no logical steps towards resolution. If that’s the case, there will be a feeling of internal incongruence. Look at yourself truthfully and ask, “Have I done everything I can to find resolution?” Then find peace in that. There will never be absolutes in life but you can commit to continually stepping forward with courage, intention, and integrity. It is that process that points the way to an expanded state of consciousness that will be the reward; the new life you’ll have birthed.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Fear . . . Are You Afraid?

It is important to understand that what is happening now, you are in part responsible for. Every kind thought, every compassionate act, every moment arising in wisdom, all contributes to this wave of change.

Rejoice! This is what you have been praying for - peace, happiness, prosperity.

Don't let fear change you.  Don't go into fear now.

It is time to hold firmly compassion and peace and kindness, in order to continue on with this change.  Any moment you experience happiness, hold on to it, be with it, then dedicate it to humanity.  Anytime you experience peace, hold on to it, breathe into it, then dedicate it to humanity. You are beginning to experience critical mass changes, the 100th monkey theory is presenting itself in a tangible way now. Stay steadfast, hold onto your dreams.

Remember you are all connected at such a larger level; what you say, do and think effects everyone on some level in this reality.

Peace, happiness and compassion will help you rise above the lower energies that are arising.  Don't get caught up in the vortex of fear - it will only create more of the same.  We are not saying become ostriches hiding your heads in the sand, we are saying be aware and alert and conscious in the understanding you are creating what is next for yourselves.

Blessings to all of you in acknowledgement of becoming powerful creators in life.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Choose Fear or Truth

Much of what I have learned from Guidance is about how not to add to the emotional turmoil on Earth - by staying calm, holding my center, focusing on the truth that is my life, my reality, in this Now moment.

Otherwise we can end up feeding that which is upsetting us in the first place and realistically, how does getting upset help anything? How?

It doesn't.

So much of what we read and see on the news is not presented truthfully anyway. In each moment, what do we choose to believe in? Something presented to us on a glowing box by a talking head reading a script?

Or the truth that is right in front of us every day.

The truth of our lives. The smile of a loved one. The warm soft fur of a beloved pet under our hand. A simple pot of soup bubbling on the stove. Sunlight warming the earth. Wind-driven clouds scudding across the sky.

These are truths you can settle into. Rest in. Breathe in.
These are truths that no one can take away from you. No matter what.

I used to think that getting all hooked up emotionally in the drama of tragic events was "compassion" but what I have learned is that all I was actually doing was allowing events in the world to resonate with my own unprocessed trauma.
Our fear about what is happening 'out there' is simply a reflection of what we have not yet realized about our own Selves.


The world is our mirror.

The fact that we notice fear arising within us can be used as an 'arrow' that Guidance talks about, pointing us toward those parts of ourselves that still hold unprocessed emotions. So, the fear can literally be seen as a blessing, if we make a conscious choice in the moment to see it in this way. To flip that coin over and realize the opportunity that is there for us in that moment. To see it as a gift we can open to receive.

So feel the fear and acknowledge it - but take a step back and realize it for what it is - simply a vibration, an energy. Realize it is never about what is 'out there', no matter how much the news media or your mind would like you to believe it.

It is always about what is right in here.

If one can take a step back, shift perception and bring it back to self - there, in that moment, is the power we can claim for ourselves. The power to take responsibility for that fear, discover it's source and to heal.

The truth is - we are not tiny helpless people trapped here on Earth in a maelstrom of chaos. The truth is - we are enormous Beings who have chosen to be here on this blessed planet to experience events during this historic shift. To help ourselves. To help humanity. To help our Mother Earth.

It is time. It is time we acknowledge that fact and step forward into the truth of Who We Are. It is time we start walking that walk we have dreamt of for decades. As a conscious choice. With love, humility, awareness and compassion. The pedal is meeting the metal. It is time for us to begin to step into becoming All that We Are.  

                                                                               - denver

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Friday, February 25, 2011


It has been called to my attention there is so much fear in regard to what is next for our world inside all this perceived chaos.

For those of you that don't know about Guidance . . . they have predicted accurately many life changing events. From what would happen to our country when George Bush was elected, to 9-11, to the financial crash of 2008, they have been spot on with what will happen both nationally and internationally. They predicted several months ago in sessions "an eruption occurring in the Middle East".

Guidance has been speaking to groups predicting, even before Barack Obama was elected, a "Wave of Change" that will influence our society as much, if not more than, the Industrial Revolution.

So trust them now when they tell us that what is upon the horizon for us and our country, is a level of prosperity and happiness that we will all enjoy if we stay out of fear, frustration, anger and impatience. Those that have followed the groups were given tools and suggestions, such as staying out of fear, in order to ride upon this wave and not be engulfed by it.

Hold what you want.

Intend peace, happiness, prosperity and float upon this "Wave of Change". We must hold a clear intention now, for Guidance is teaching us we are on the precipice of mass consciousness shifting. Please, when you are happy . . . hold it and then dedicate it to humanity. When you experience peace, hold that and dedicate it to humanity.

There is a beautiful Buddhist prayer that encourages us to hear a bell of peace. See every note from the bell resonating around our world, touching all ears and hearts. Hear the bell resonating compassion and kindness, equanimity and patience. Please know we can help the suffering in our world by being the best we can be, and by praying that all beings be blessed and protected.

Thank you.
Please refer to other posts to help you move beyond the entrapment of fear.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Sustainable Wave of Change is Coming

There is a wave of change upon us.

It is, and has been, our commitment to teach and support you in preparation for this wave of change in a tangible way, teaching you higher levels of wisdom in order to help you literally change your lives without attachments, pain and suffering. We have discussed many times how changing your thoughts and beliefs creates potentials in a personal way and universally. We have encouraged you, when asked how to help your world, to find moments of happiness and then dedicate it to humanity. Find moments of peace and dedicate it to humanity. Well, the time is arising to begin to see quite tangibly the effects of your commitment.

You will be going through this wave of change, no doubt.

Higher levels of consciousness, along with wisdom, will be arising within you. Because of these levels of wisdom and clear thinking, your intuition and clairvoyance will also expand. All of these things will be by-products of your internal work and because of that work, this wave of change is possible.

There will be toxins thrown off by the system in the initial adjusting to more light, which is part of the healing process. You may find this happening on all levels - physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. And not just personally, but also universally. So, when you hear or see situations arise in your world that are disturbing, it is just a necessary part of the readjusting, of seeing conditions more clearly. It will seem as if there is a detoxification occurring, and it may be uncomfortable, but it is all in the process of healing.

Remember the analogy of the hallway . . .

Imagine you are walking down a hallway guided by the light from a 100 watt bulb. You are comfortable with that amount of light, and then in front of you, you see a doorway. You walk toward it and, upon opening, thousands of watts of light come streaming through. It takes quite awhile to adjust to that amount of light, it is uncomfortable at first. You enter the room and your eyes finally adjust, gradually allowing you to able to very clearly see more and more of what is in the room. All of that light is shining upon objects you have never seen before. However, after you have adjusted to that amount of light, you look back out into the hallway. It looks dark. Everyone and everything looks dark. But the reality is, it is not because they are darker, it is because you have adjusted to more light. Remember this in moments of concern for what is happening in our world and around you.

One learns to appreciate lighted-ness by being initially exposed to darkness.

Please don't judge anything that arises now, whether seemingly harmful or not. It is like a rock, it may seem dense and useless, maybe even creating a painful situation or reminding you of a painful situation, for your toe still aches from stumbling over it. It is just a rock, it can, at times, even be appreciated for reminding you of becoming more conscious and present to your next step.

Adversity creates change.

The change you are seeking right now and are so impatient for, is going to happen. Maybe not right away - please remember, this wave of change must take time to create conditions that are sustainable. A consciousness of wisdom and clarity, tolerance and equanimity must arise in order for this change to become sustainable. Be patient.

In remembering you are responsible for this change, each individual then adds to the change that is happening and how sustainable it will become. So patience and mindfulness are the keys. Remind yourselves, 'How do I see each moment through the eyes of Wisdom?' and as a result, through this level of thinking, you become your own 1000 watt light.


from the transcript of the Guidance group session,
Ventura, California 11/14/10