What is the worth of your life in your own eyes?

April 14, 2019 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Food for Thought

Tiger in bliss.

 

My meditation teacher posed this question for contemplation.

My first reaction was, “Not much.”

I mentally walked away from the whole subject.

Later, I came back to it to the question, and thought, “Wait a minute.  Which part of me gave that answer?”

You already know that we have many different aspects within us, so my followup question was a valid one.

By asking this second question, I realized it was my Ego aspect responding.  The Ego is very judgmental and thinks in terms of limitation.  It sees itself as very small, and while at times it might arrogantly believe it’s the biggest and best and deserves everything, this comes from a greedy place of one-upmanship.

The Ego is filled with negativity, too.

I remember reading, many years ago, the novel called, The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck.  It takes place in China, in a culture where peasants were afraid of the gods.  They were taught, and taught their children, to never give a compliment or saying anything positive about a child because it might offend the jealous gods.  A jealous God had the power of life and death, and might cause the child to die.

This type of thinking comes from the Ego aspect.

So I asked myself again, “What is the worth of your life in your own eyes?”

This time, I heard my I Am Presence saying,

“You are of infinite worth because you are Infinite Consciousness.  You are completely perfect and pure, and worthy of all things, all existence.

Your life is of great value to Infinite Consciousness and to others because you are an expression of the Divine Self, a part of that One Consciousness that contains all and expresses itself through All.”

Can you feel the difference in the energy between this response and the first one?

This response feels expansive, and full of Light and Love.  In my mind’s eye, I can see it glowing.  Can you?

The importance of this experience should not be minimized.

How we react to each event in our lives is our choice,

You can choose allow the Ego is run things.

 OR

You can choose to take charge of what you think.

We can remind ourselves that the Ego is an artificial construct.  We can remind ourselves that the Ego provides a false view of who we are and of reality.

Infinite Consciousness is who we are, and that perspective expresses the Truth.

So when you ask yourself, “What is the worth of my life in my own eyes?”  what answer do you get?

Do you think in terms of how much money you earn or how many things you own?

Do you think in terms of what you look like physically?

Do you think in terms of how many friends you have or whether you are married or have children?

All thoughts like these are about the mundane world.

Your “worth” goes far beyond that, for beyond this or any lifetime.

The worth of your life is infinite, because you, the true you, is infinite.

Please enter comments and questions below.

Namaste, Nedda

You are a Soul with feelings. Notice how corporations cut us off from our Souls.

January 4, 2019 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, New Posts

What’s wrong with this image?

Silhouette of head with heart in it.

Your heart is NOT located in your head.

Have you ever noticed how language affects you?

The words we use speak volumes about where we are living inside our body.

When you say, “I think…”,

you’re in your head.

When you say, “I feel…”,

you’re in your heart.

Physically, your heart is in the center of your body.  This is the ideal place for a heart to be, and it’s also the ideal place for our Consciousness to be centered.  The heart’s job, energetically speaking, is to balance the world of matter/physicality – with the world of spirit/consciousness.

Being in your heart, living from your heart, and being heart-centered are important for Spiritual Ascension.  So if you’re on the Ascension path, it is helpful to pay attention to your words because they show where you’re coming from as you speak.

So why is it that so many people in our culture are living in their heads instead of living in their hearts?

One reason is that Corporate America has made a huge and successful effort to take feelings out of our language.

Corporations require that employees remove words that express emotion and feelings and replace them with words that feel flat.  Here’s an example.

Corporate Speak:  “impact”

Human Speak:  “affect”

When you say, “Her comments impacted me,”

you’re leaving out feelings.

When you say, “Her comments affected me,”

you’re referring to your feelings.

Can you think of other examples?  If so, please share them in a comment.

People who have strong feelings are criticized in corporations.  They are told that they are “reactive.”  This is Corporate Speak for having and expressing feelings which, we are told by the corporation, are not appropriate behaviors or ways to be.

Having and expressing feelings in a corporate environment goes against the corporate culture.  Employees who don’t conform are chastised and punished.

For 8 or so hours each day, when you work for a corporation, you’re being programmed (trained) to ignore your feelings, bury your feelings, and become soulless.

Your Soul has feelings. 

Your Soul is what makes you human.

Corporations are soulless.

Corporations are not human.

So you leave work and head for home, and perhaps while commuting you’re listening to the news or you turn on the TV when you get home, and guess what?  The news is coming from corporations (they own nearly all the media), and they, too, are using “Corporate Speak.”  So again, you’re being programmed to use language that lacks heart-centeredness.

Actually, you’re also being programmed not to feel.

You’re being programmed to stay out of your heart.

You’re being programmed to forget about your Soul.

Your Soul is connected to your physical body in your Heart.

Your Soul has feelings.

Don’t you find this fascinating?

Even if you don’t agree with what I’m proposing here, you may find this concept worth a moment or two of consideration.

After all, we live in a society where Corporations are ruling us, running the government, and allowing us to pretend that we’re in charge.

So it’s time to wake up and strengthen your connection with your Soul by consciously living in your heart.

Open your heart center wide every morning, first thing.

Open the front and the back.

When you discover you’re in your head,

move back into your heart by opening it again.

This is one way to strengthen your Soul connection.

Will Elegant Themes Overcome My Website Redesign Challenge?

November 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, New Posts

Elegant Themes Logo

The makers of Divi Software.

Rays of Healing Light needs a software upgrade to be compatible with hand-held devices.

I’ve been doing some exploring, and Divi Software, by Elegant Themes, looks like my #1 choice for the upgrade and redesign.

So I’m excited about the Black Friday Sale – the perfect time for website redesign is in the winter months, and with the first snow headed our way tonight, I’m feeling ready to dive into Divi.

I’m looking to WIN BIG in their special sale and giveaway.

You can check it out here:  BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT DIVI

If you know me, you know I have a “techie” side along with my spiritual, mystical side.  Learning new software there’s always a “learning curve,” and I’m hoping that Divi support and videos will make it a shorter one that other products I’ve seen.

So wish me luck in the giveaway, and check out Divi for yourself if you have a website that needs upgrading.

Can you hear me laughing?

August 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Daily Wisdom, New Posts

National Relaxation Day?

Hilarious!!

Man laughing.

Can life be any more absurd?

Has it come to this?

Do we need a special day

to remind us to relax?

Ok.  So maybe it’s just me, but when I opened an email this morning announcing that today was “National Relaxation Day” I just broke into hysterical laughter.

Now I realize that most people find my sense of humor a bit odd, but come on, folks, are we that up-tight that we need a special day to relax?

Well, I guess as a nation, we probably are and we probably do.

Are you laughing yet?

If not, trying saying this aloud 3 times, fast:

Ha, ha.

Ha, ha, ha.

Hee, hee, hee.

HEEE HAA!”

Laughter will help you relax, by the way.  It’s the best medicine for relaxing and for healing yourself, too.

So find the humor in everything.  Life is chock full of absurdities, so start looking for them.  And when you find them, have a good laugh.

Cartoon dog rolling with alughter.

So here’s an absurdity to get you going in the laughter/relaxation department.

I can’t find an outdoor thermometer that gives the correct temperature.  I’ve been  looking for weeks locally, and they just don’t seem to exist of the size and type I need.  This wasn’t true a few years ago, but every one I bring home is off by 4-6 degrees or more.

I even noticed in one hardware store that there were 3 outdoor thermometers of exactly the same size and each one showed a different temperature.  Do the people in the store care?  They hadn’t noticed, and even when I pointed it out, they didn’t take down these pieces of junk.

Now I could wail and tear out my hair, but instead, I’m just laughing.  How ridiculous that the quality of goods has gotten to this pathetic level. No integrity at all.

It’s really a good sign, because we can’t get much worse than this, so thing are bound to improve soon.  At least that’s what I’m creating in my personal reality.

Snoopy laughing hysterically.

Snoopy laughing … in case you didn’t recognize him, since deep belly laughter is now so rare!

 

Ready for absurdity # 2?

I keep running into all kinds of technical issues with software I use on the internet, and I have to call the companies involved and get technical help.

This seems to be on the increase as well lately.  One call I had to wait an hour to get through.  I figured that it was a big technical glitch affecting a lot of people, but I decide to hang in there in case it was just my account.

I finally got a very nice woman on the line who told me that the techies were working on the issue.  I replied that I suspected it was something like that.

To my surprise, the woman thanked me deeply for not swearing at her.

She explained that the last person she had spoken with had cussed her out.

So I gave her some emotional/spiritual support, telling her not to take it personally, that everyone’s stressed out these days (as in … not relaxed), and it was the other person’s problem, not hers.  She was grateful.

Now I’m not laughing at the woman’s plight.  But what I noticed is that this was the second time in 24 hours that I found myself giving support to the support person whom I called.

That makes me wonder about my spiritual service.  Has it changed?  Am I meant to stop talking to animals and just call technical support lines to assist the people answering the phones?  (Please tell me you can sense the humor here.)

Yellow cat in red sweatshirt rolling with laughter.

Absurdity #3

I needed a new soap dish, a traveling type with a top that is attached and that stays closed when you close it.

I couldn’t find one locally anywhere, but finally, with fall coming and school starting, Bed, Bath, and Beyond had some.  It had a tag on it with writing, but I didn’t bother to read it.  I figured it was just a tag with the company name on it.  So I purchased it for about $2 and brought it home.

When I got home and cut off the tag, I decided that it had more print than just a name, so I took out my reading glasses and what do you imagine I read?

Come on now – this can be an interactive blog.

Let your imagination soar.

What might it have said?

TA DA!

It said that this soap dish had antibiotics in the plastic that won’t wash out and will keep things from growing in your soap dish.

Part of my mind said, “Is this for real?”

Another voice in my head said, “Are people that afraid of getting sick?”

The first voice said, “Yeah, let’s spread more antibiotics around so that the remaining few that work will also stop working.”

My I Am Presence said, “Throw it out and wash your hands thoroughly!”

So I did.

I also had a good laugh.

Folks, we have to stop being so afraid of everything and start standing in our personal power.

Ready to begin!

LAUGH!

Find something funny in your daily life.

Find something absurd.

Giggle about it.

Chuckle about it.

Belly laugh about it.

Share your laugher with friends.

Laugh with your friends!

And RELAX!

Happy National Relaxation Day –

I hope you’re celebrating.

 

 

 

Top 3 Challenges to Living in Your Heart Center

May 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Heart Centered Living

Your heart is open to trying something new even when logic, fear, and reason hold you back.

In 2009, I asked my online community to share what they felt were their top 3 challenges to living in their heart center.

These were the 3 challenges that most people felt were an impediment:

  1. OTHER PEOPLE
  2. FEAR
  3. MY MIND

It’s now 9 years later, and I’m wondering how much you feel you might have changed in the last 9 years.

Have you made the effort to over come these challenges?

Which one is still holding you back the most?

In 2009, I invited three of my animal family members to share their wisdom.   They provided some rich insights and suggestions of how to make the shift to living in our hearts.

As I reviewed their messages yesterday, it occurred to me that you, too, might benefit from their wisdom, which is still relevant today.

Echo, Arabian Mare.

Echo

Violet, Siamese.

Violet

Sakhara, golden red cat.

Sakhara

 

The challenge of OTHER PEOPLE

ECHO

Other people are your mirrors. When you are around someone who is negative, you are giving away your power if you allow yourself to be negative, as well.

Become the observer instead. Notice their negativity and the response it evokes within you.

Then, focus on your own Heart. Go into your Heart. Feel the Divine Love that lives there.

When you feel fully connected to that love, send some to the person who was expressing a negative feeling. Don’t try to change anything about the person. Just send the person Love. Then, notice how this has changed how YOU feel.

VIOLET

Stop worrying about what others may think of you if you choose to live from your Heart. Instead, what will YOU think of you? If you have messages inside your head about being logical and if you have a habit of analyzing everything, then it’s time for you to choose another way to be.

The first step is noticing the negative messages inside. The next step is to rewrite these messages.

What messages would support your decision to live from your heart? Write a new message for yourself that is supportive and loving. Then repeat it to yourself every day. Place it into your Heart Center. Use the message every time you need to remind yourself that Heart Centered Living is how you want to live from now on.

SAKHARA

Every day, connect with the Divine Love that lives in your own Heart. Make this a daily practice. It’s really just this simple. BE the Love.

The Challenge of FEAR

ECHO

Love is the answer to Fear. When you are feeling other limiting emotions, fear is often right there, too. Many times, other emotions cover up and hide the fear, but the fear is there. Fear of rejection. Fear that you aren’t good enough or worthy enough. Humans have lots of fears that animals don’t have.

If you saw an animal who was afraid, what would you do? You might want to hold that animal in your arms or pet them and reassure them. You would express love to them.

The same thing works for you when you are afraid. Imagine taking your fear and surrounding it with love. Treat your fear as if it were a small, frightened animal. Hold it in your arms and love your fear. When you do this, your fear disappears.

 

VIOLET

When I’m afraid, I hide. But you can’t hide from yourself, can you? So you have to find a way to transform the fear. The Heart Center is the place to do that.

Go into your Heart when you are afraid or when you feel limiting emotions of any kind. There are many Heart Qualities that will help you. Forgiveness, gratitude, non-judgment, and love are just a few. Forgive yourself for being afraid. Be thankful for the change to take away the power that fear has over you. Stop judging yourself because you’re afraid. And then LOVE yourself. That’s most important.

 

SAKHARA

When I am faced with a challenge, I ground myself. I connect with the Earth because the Earth is so much larger than my physical body and I can easily feel her power, her strength, and her love. I invite that energy to come into my physical body and to surround me. When I feel connected, I am less afraid.

Mother Earth has a big heart and she supports all of us on the planet. Find your connection to the Mother and know that she is always there for you. Then, when you are afraid, you will know that you are not alone.

 

The Challenge of MY MIND

ECHO

So who’s the boss, there in your body? Your mind? Or you?

I’ve thought about this a lot because when I help Nedda in Animal Communication classes, this is one of the big obstacles that people face. Learning to quiet the mind is important for learning to receive telepathically. It is also important for learning to live from your Heart Center.

You are not your mind.

You are Consciousness.

You are the Observer, the one who knows how to BE.

Many animals know how to meditate. That’s a wonderful way to practice BEing instead of DOing.

DOing is what humans seem to prefer. But when you are DOing, your mind is often in control.

So find a way to practice BEing in the NOW moment. Then you will start to have control of your mind.

VIOLET

I know what Echo means about meditating. Cats do a lot of that. Our purr is a kind of mantra that we express outwardly – like saying “Om” for humans. But I like to be quiet inside and out when I meditate.

When you meditate, you can watch your mind do its dance. It twists this way and that like a bird caught in the wind. When you teach your mind to be quiet, there is great peace inside.

If you go into your Heart Center and mediate from there, you soon hear the peace of Divine Love. That’s the best way.

SAKHARA

I’m really good at being quiet inside. It’s my specialty. I do it by grounding myself and then going deep inside. I’m not sure how to tell you to get there, but maybe if you keep focusing on going inward, inward, inward, down, down, down, you will eventually reach that quiet space.

It helps to close your eyes. It helps to let your breathing get quiet, too.

So how are you doing with living in your Heart Center?  Have you made great strides?  Do you still have a ways to go?

Don’t be discouraged.  This is an important shift to make, and it takes time, dedication, and practice.  You’re sure to make it if you stay focused and set a daily intention to come each day from your heart.

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