Namaste and Aloha Once More!
Thank you for all of the comments you have sent that help me understand how I can help you live less from your stressful ego (your ongoing story) and more from the vastness and freedom of your Universal Self.
This week I'm going to give you an example of how I work with invocations. I feel the more we get inside of each other's heads the more we can shift beyond mental chaos into inner peace -- and invoke the life we really want.
So, yesterday I woke up with a mind-bending migraine. I don't get them very often but when I do they are pretty wild. For me it starts with a light show that rivals the outrageous fireworks that burst across the sky above the palace in Monaco. Great flashes of light blind my vision and for a long while there is no headache, just the light extravaganza. So I find a dark space and lie down until the light show calms down. Of course I take an over-the-counter analgesic that does pretty much nothing. Sometimes I chase it with a Bach flower remedy like Rescue Remedy that basically cools my nervous system down or Boswelia, a supplement that's a strong anti-inflammatory.
While all of this is happening I say things to myself like, "Every thought blows by like a leaf in the wind." Or "With every breath you are letting go of negative thoughts and feelings." Sometimes this does the job but yesterday I was so agitated that I could not find the patience to relax. Instead there was a big wind in my brain that scattered the leaves everywhere sending thoughts like, "If this doesn't stop soon I'm going to go nuts." Not a good affirmation.
Then the headache came blaring in and boy did it have a lot to say. If only I had listened. I suffered with that terrible throbbing for several hours before I remembered what I have learned from working with so many clients through the years, and that is, illness comes from pent-up fear that is trying to get your attention. Finally, I invited my headache to sit across from me. It presented itself as a big, flaring red ball of light. "Wow," I said out loud, "what are you trying to tell me?" It flared even stronger! "Okay, " I told the energy, "you can tell me, what are you afraid of? I know we can solve it. I am here to help heal your fears. I'm sorry it took me so long to show up." The red flare liked that and began to calm down. "You know the answer," it told me. "Just listen more deeply to those fears you've been hiding from."
Little by little I began to say out loud what had been secretly stressing me...every day banal things like taxes and food allergies and that crazy bunion. But I knew under the surface there was a deeper fear attached to my ego. When I relaxed I was able to get to the source...my approaching sixty-fifth birthday and my fear of getting older...and underneath that loomed the fear that people wouldn't value me anymore. As soon as I faced my fear and re-connected to the unlimited love, joyous spirit, boundless energy and kindness of the Creator, my feverish, jaggedy migraine disappeared. All my childish ego wanted was to be heard and reassured once more, but nothing it could come up with worked until I trusted what I know to be true. I turned to the ultimate realization that who I really am is eternal, ageless, and doesn't ever need to worry about feeling worthless. The universe to which I am a family member, never thinks fearful thoughts like that. Why would it? It just continues to breathe life into all of us and create and bring beauty into our beings. Amen to that!
Next time your health flounders or you slide into a "low" mood, try placing that downer energy across from you and ask it what it is trying to tell you. Ask it directly, "What are you afraid of?" Let it speak and then show it the unconditional love that every one of your one-hundred trillion cells is waiting to receive and deserves.
Here are your invocations for this week:
1. I am an expression of the all-loving Universe.
2. Who I really am is timeless and eternal.
3. With every breath I am grateful that I am healthy and whole.
4. I am vibrant and alive with universal energy!
5. No matter what others feel or say, I know in my soul I am absolutely free!
6. Traveling into my inner world is the greatest adventure of all!
7. My cells are drifting in an ocean of light, peaceful and free.
Please feel free to send me your comments so I can continue to create invocations that help in your expansion. Until next week! Be well and be free!
Carol Simone, simply known as Simone, is a spiritual catalyst in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of The Goddess of 5Th Avenue, Being Quan Yin, Becoming the Energy of Love and Compassion, The Kiss of the Shaman and others. You can write to her at www.carolsimone.com.
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