Sunday, November 21, 2010

TV can save your Soul... or at least point you in the right direction...

My hubby and I are frequent ...yet discriminating... tv viewers.  We only watch shows that uplift our soul and leave us better informed or better feeling!  A favorite show from years past has been VH1's The Pick Up Artist.  The premise-- men lacking in confidence were "schooled" in wooing women.  Of course the surface level was simply dudes learning how to score, yet on the transformational level, we were moved by the heartfelt maturation and glowing self esteem of these lovable characters.

VH1 aired this 5 years ago and it has remained one of our sweeter addictions.  Cut to present day as darling hubby and I were watching Lie to Me.  An actor on the show looked much like Pick Up Artist winner Kosmo.

We recalled his face fondly reminiscing on his awkward start.  We applauded his self fulfillment of becoming an actor overcoming his self confidence hurdles.  He had achieved such success from the show he was able to manifest his dreams.  Huzah!

Jumping onto IMBD to confirm that indeed this was our former ugly duckling, we were met with the page of a successful actor, a mixed martial artist and celebrity interviewer.  This was no gawky boy but rather a young man who oozed confidence.  An actor-- paid and played!

We conceded to the heavy realization that the show was a farce written and performed to win over the viewers.  Kudos for fooling an empath and a psychic!  Geesh, what we will overlook when our sentiment is engaged.

Most every reality show does have writers.  I've been curious about this in the past but allowed myself to enjoy the ride.  Reality tv allows us to feel the awkward, uncomfortable parts of ourselves in a safe way.  This is why people come back week after week.  

Reality tv gives us a safe outlet of self exploration and airs out our shadow selves without us having to go through the emotional layer peeling.   Confronting ourselves is challenging!  But when we can turn on the tube and let others do it for us, what a relief it can be to take the emotional ride without the work. 

However, many viewers are not so discerning nor aware of the drama being played out before them.  With awareness comes growth.  Can we accept our tv habit as an opportunity for spiritual growth?  Can we enjoy the ride as much knowing we are being mislead?

I think we can!  As a race we are approaching a time of great honesty and emotional awareness.  If we can turn to our television as a tool of ascension, we may find amongst the channels a cliff notes of spiritual mastery.  Can we watch Kosmo overcome his shyness to get a girl's number?  Can I see my own awkward and unloved parts and applaud my success as much as I do his?

Awareness brings a greater commitment to self.  This is never easy but is mandatory for self mastery.   If we see things in ourselves that require healing, we must take the necessary (and sometimes difficult) steps to heal it!  Next time you're lost in hours of tv, take a moment to check in with yourself and see how your body feels.  Is it tight?  Are you anxious?  Or are you blissful and relaxed?   Can you take the emotional response your body is conveying and look inside to see what parts of yourself can be healed?

I find after a few shows, I need a break to check in with myself.  I often find emotions I wasn't aware of while the show was playing.  Breath into this energy and allow it to teach you something about yourself.  In this way we can still engage in a bad habit by bringing awareness to it.    

As parents we have an even greater responsibility to make sure our kids understand tv (reality or no) is in no way reality!  To think weight loss can only occur on Biggest Loser or that love can only be found on the Bachelor creates a misguided reality.

The true gift of reality tv is in not exposing the fraud but in accepting the suspension of "reality" and allowing it to guide us to the wounded parts of ourselves.

Thanks Kosmo and Mystery for a delicious indulgence and for allowing me to nurture my own ugly duckling parts that sometimes hide in my heart!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the Non-Obligatory (but Highly Encouraged) Disclaimer

I have been psychic since I was a kid-- heck we ALL are psychic.  For me I was an active participant in the unseen world-- seeing ghosts, talking to plants, and having intimate relationships with my invisible friends from the age of 3.

By 6, I was practicing with my sister "sending and receiving" games with a deck of cards.  In it's day, this ESP practice was said to help improve one's Extra-Sensory Perceptions. At 8 years old I was reading a book called You Are Psychic, hoping that I would one day be as "in tune" as my Dad seemed to be-- he could watch someone come out of a grocery store and tell you what they had bought.

My gifts would be largely empathic until I was ready to decide what to do with them.  I had to make a conscious choice and commitment to Spirit that I would choose this "path" as my only focus.

In 2001, at the age of 24, I made this agreement with my Angels and have been dedicating my professional career to being a full time "psychic" ever since.

Once I took this step, I became a highly active medium.  Medium in that I receive and deliver messages-- receiving directly from Spirit/Source/God.  Even I have been confused on exactly what it is I do.   My Guides have assured me I am not a channeler-- channeler, as explained by them, is someone who allows another energy to share their physical body, allowing "them" to drive so to speak.

I am a Medium- fully conscious, mostly present, deliverer of messages from the Divine.  I forget much of what comes through as it by-passes my brain and comes directly out my mouth -- both a gift and a burden for I have no chance to "edit" what is coming out!  The Angels showed me an image recently of a muppet (yes, a full on Henson muppet) with it's bulbous head only able to open and close from the mouth.

I am open one might say and the messages come from Above, right out my mouth without any chance of hitting my brain.  When I do get involved-- attempting to edit, decipher, or explain the messages-- the session loses its potency.  I've learned over the years I'm best as a Quiet Observer!

Chicago 2001 - I was fully activated receiving daily messages from Angels, Ghosts, and Spirit Guides.  At that point, I had no need to quantify "Who" was sending these messages.  The biggest hurdle in being fully psychic (as we all have the potential to be) is simply TRUSTING that the messages coming through are real.  The more I listened and trusted, the more They gave.

Way back when this all started, my husband and I didn't have the insight to capture what was being shared, as it seemed much more for our own personal growth rather than needing to be shared with anyone else.  Boy have things changed!

I now capture (through writing or voice recorder) as much as I can.  The messages I now receive are meant to be shared.  As I have gained clarity on my Soul Mission, my role in serving, the more I share the better I am fulfilling my obligation to the world.

The words, ideas, concepts, and "facts" found in my writing are direct communications from my Angelic Counsel, Spirit Guides, and trusted Light Beings.  I am not a scholar, not a researcher, and certainly not a scientist!  I receive what They share, Trust what They share and Share what they Share.  This is how I can be of service to my community.  

As I have become more proficient in receiving, I am also becoming more responsible in asking and verifying from whom the message is coming.  I make every effort to identify the source of the messages.  This is a necessary safety measure for me so I am assured I am working in the Light at all times.

My soul mission is becoming more clear by the day, I just have to get the heck out of the way to let if flow through.