18 July 2017

Thank You for the Birthday Well Wishes (post on my personal Facebook wall this afternoon)

Dear Beloveds,
Soo, I am going to set myself down sometime soon and tune into all of the wonderful well wishes that have landed onto this Facebook wall. And, as is my custom, I will tune into the Energies of each individual whose post I am reading, and I will write the Thank You that is channeled for each individual. (no "blanket" thanking for me!)
Yesterday, what I decided that I wanted to do was- whatever the quiet voice inside said to do, in each and every minute as it occurred (to the best of my current ability). I needed to reacquaint myself with this way of being, because I have been caught in a tornado of the "should-do's" and "have-to's" for so much longer than is comfortable for me. The "shoulds" and "have-to's", dancing with conformity, have been killing Me, and I have lost touch with the core of who I am, with what makes my Heart sing. I am beginning my own Recovery. I pray for the courage and self-love enough to effectively do so, even if it once again means that I find myself standing alone.
There will be consequences, my Guides have told me, physically, if I do not. It is time to get to the real work. I need to be focused. I appreciate the Boundless Love that I share with my Sisters in Spirit, who are stationed at their own Points of Light around this planet, who are also on this Journey.
Love and Breath and the Soothing of Hearts,
Ursula Carrie

12 July 2017

Starting to take stock. Birthday week.

IN my notes, I see that I did so much good writing and channeling in 2014- the year of total and absolute financial distress, fear and disastrous uncertainty.
But I had a lot of free time, and I slept and woke absolutely to my own physiological schedule. Eventually, willingly surrendering everything else (material, conceptual) that hadn't been stripped away from me by an outside source, the last thing I had to do was surrender my self. And then it all began to flow, the writing, the ideas, the art. I felt so connected to and in communication with my guides and ascended masters. Unfortunately for me at the time, I was constantly effused with the terror and fear that our life was falling apart. These fears were also constantly reinforced by the people who were in my life, then. I therefore did not allow myself to be fully appreciative of all of that writing and the time that I had to do so. (Well, I can appreciate what I wrote then, now.)
So, at the end of that year, I found "the job that saved us" (me and my son) and I began a whole new period and process of transformation.
It has been a packed 3 years of transmuting my past experiences, concepts of self, even my entire physical body from that is/was old and no longer serves the path to new forms more in resonance with my constant realigning with my higher self. But, I hadn't felt like writing, or even reading anything. Even the botanical jewelry that I love to do has fallen to the wayside.
One thing I have learned about myself and my needs: I need long stretches of time where I am undisturbed. I have noticed that as long as I am not preoccupied with all of those "have to dos"  or thoughts of what I "should do", which is nearly always someone else's voice, then that quiet voice of my own heart/inner direction has a space in which to emerge and be heard. This is the space in which the writing, channeling and artwork comes through. I miss this space.
Because, honestly, in this current evolution of my physical life, I have had a very challenging time even being able to locate where the sound of that voice was coming from when I heard it. 
The synchronicities are so subtle, they have become nearly normal.
I am reminded of an Abraham-Hicks clip in which Abraham, channeled by Esther hicks, says that, if you arrive in a space where nothing feels good, you've waited too long (to follow the feelings of guidance).
I've been in this space for so long, where everything that I try to do, or continue to do just loses it's luster. I have tried every which way to use every tool and technique that I have amassed into my spiritual-growth tool kit to change how I feel about my current manifested reality. And there are those little everyday experiences that tell me that 'I still got it', connection with spirit. But even with a clean soul record, thanks to regular check ups and maintenance, there is still something amiss. I just don't know what I 'love' anymore. Midlife? Menopause? Ascension? All of it and more, I suspect! 
That may give a chuckle to some of you out there. Oh, that time on the journey when you feel like you've hit the glass ceiling. Because you have. Because your Soul has been calling you to transform, to push beyond the comfortable supports that have tightened to restraints. The tightrope I walk balancing being 'cool with what is' and the drive to just change... everything! 
Really it's about wanting that next big *wow* moment of yet another breakthrough to the other side. I had it last year at the mediumship week. Then everything seemed to be quickly absorbed into the mundanity of survival.
The 'trough' time. The swells and the waves that we ride high. Then the wave crashes and there is stillness.
I mean, hey, I do it too- wrestling with myself, because I am getting caught up in seeking the gratification of satisfactory external experiences, so that I can feel that I am still creating a pleasant reality, that I am not failing at my mission, that I am 'moving forward'.
I am taking this time that happens to be the week before my birthday, while on staycation from the job, to goad myself back into this- allowing myself to be still.
If all the bills are paid and there's some food to eat (and I am so Appreciative of this fact), I remind myself, "Let the rest just be. It won't fall apart, and if it did you know it'll always be all right." I actually promised this to myself back when I got the job, that as soon as I was able to achieve some stability (like, the electric wasn't getting cut off every month), I would focus on my personal priorities. I have let the fulfillment of this self-promise to get away from me. Thank goodness that I've now remembered.

11 July 2017

November 7, 2014 1:30am

(under the picture of the light body is a recently discovered
unpublished post of mine drafted on December 12, 2014.
I had forgotten all about it. I am amazed at what is written.
My own voice reaching through to me from the past to remind me..... )
Letting go of Things.
This is what my Soul teaches-
I AM That I AM.
Ego fights Stillness.
Wrestle my self to the Ground.
I emerge as God.
All of my lifetimes
I have been many people
Merging into One.

04 June 2017

This Is where my I Am practice began. I Am Thankful, and Full 💓

2013. I am receiving an arsenal of intuitive (channelings, dreams, signs, etc.) and physical tools (books, video links, online webinars, etc.), through various sources and synchronicities, that all illuminate the discipline of manifestation, self-mastery, self-discipline and surrender. I am devouring them all. It is a good thing. I will need these skills soon. We did not know it, yet. This too is a good thing, like this video.
A seemingly simple hour talk. It is not.
In this 2013 talk at the Wanderlust Speakeasy, I first learned of the I Am Discourses. Impassioned, I found a free Pdf online http://www.bahaistudies.net/asma/iam.pdf,
and began the journey of developing an I Am practice. As I have grown and evolved, and my goals and needs do change, so does my practice.
[2017 side note: I have returned to this video many times since, most recently on this past Saturday when I came home from the work day. I live on (thankfully) the outskirt of a very tiny, but very congested in the tourist season, town. And after waiting forever to be able to pull out of the parking lot, etc, etc., blah, blah, blah,  by the time I got into the apartment to lie down on the floor and decompress, I could "hear" Wayne Dyer's voice. He wasn't saying anything in particular, it was just the tone of his speaking voice that rose up from my memories. It made me feel soothed. Then, I had an image float into my mind of the beautiful billowing white cloth and the stage. "Go-To", here I come! Not only was I soothed and again inspired by this talk, but I got uplifted back into that place of Knowing What Is. I had to share it with you.]
       Earlier that year, I stumbled upon The Master Key System, by Charles F. Haanel (pub. 1916). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_Key_System  Now, at this sitting, if I could tell you where or how I did (as in what teacher, talk, random synchronicity or seminar), I would.  If I remember, I'll let you know 😉  However, I know that I had a copy from the library, and, after a few pages, I knew that I had to be underlining as I read. I wrote "Feb. 6, 2013" up in the corner of the page facing the cover, which would be the day that I picked up the order at the bookstore.
       These texts were different for me than what I had been learning through the Abraham material, which spoke more to me of sifting through the earth-plane- navigating-tool of Emotion. The only way I can describe it is 'the square root' of programming, of retraining the subconscious mind. I Am is self-hypnosis to the Nth degree. It is a prayer, a meditation, a self-actualizing practice. What a beautiful, life saving gift to be given, to Remember the I Am.
       Just looking back at this moment of writing and remembering all of this, I am amazed at all that has happened since only four years ago. It feels like a lifetime has passed, but not enough time to make me forget- yet. I Am so Thankful for this teaching, to all who presented, produced, and the beautiful vibration  of the crowd. I am so appreciative of the way that Wayne dyer so profusely shared resources and personal experiences that related to the teachings he talked about as he lived them.
And Bless all of you who feel
** Inspired ** by it also
to begin your own *I Am practice*.
And thank you for reading this.
Ursula Carrie