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The Saturday Post: Get Out of the Way!

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There’s a joke out there among pet owners which goes something like this, “My cat/dog is secretly trying to kill me, especially at the top of the stairs.”  Why is this?  I have a few dogs and cats myself and I can attest that this does indeed seem to be true.

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No mater where you try to walk around an animal, they almost always take the same path of your feet thusly causing the person to do some sort of strange dance in efforts not to crush the little animal.

For a long time I had wondered, “Why can’t they just get out of the way?!” Then I really started to think about it. How do they know where we’re going almost all the time? It’s not like they have a mathematical equation of the average trajectory of the human path. How could they possibly know where I’m going?

Thinking about this process really stumped me for a while. There has to be some sort of energy they’re picking up on, or a projection. That’s it, a projection! Most of us have been walking long enough that we don’t have to consciously think about it anymore. We just do it. But that doesn’t mean the process isn’t still going on, it’s just happening in the subconscious.

Our brain has this handy habit of taking tasks we have repeated so many times and sticking them in the hands of the subconscious. It’s estimated that 95% percent of our brain power is dedicated to just the subconscious. So this super computer jammed into our heads is constantly running on auto pilot, leaving the remaining 5% to or conscious mind who decides what we want to wear, eat for lunch, and what to be in the world.

What does this all have to do with tripping over your cat while your half asleep?  It’s my theory, that when you’re going about your normal auto pilot tasks the subconscious is sending out huge energy waves of what it’s desiring.

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This could be as simple as walking across the room or as complicated as wanting to be the world’s most talented kazoo player.

Either way, we’re all projecting where we want to go in life and those little companion animals want to go with us.

They’re SO good at being in alignment with what they desire that it may actually put them right under our feet because they want to be with us every step of the way.

I don’t really think they have any intention of being crushed but most of us consciously don’t have any intention of attracting “bad” experiences into our lives and then we do.  We can use these precious companions to teach us a lesson about our true power.  Watch where your walking, quite literally and mentally.  Watch your self talk, it will become an auto pilot response sooner or later.  Watch your desires, they will start to follow you.  Watch your relationships with others, they will start to repeat.

It’s no wonder that a lot of us have made the habit of getting under our own feet so very often when all we want to do is walk smoothly from one experience to the next. It would be a great self service to take a long hard look at our self programming and get out of our own way.

Namaste

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The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world.

The Saturday Post: Short and Sweet

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This Saturday Post is going to be a little different guys.  Sometimes, life happens in such a way that we cannot ignore the message being delivered.  My message this week is that of priorities.  As this post is one of my top priorities, just not doing it was not an option.  But as events have turned out I simply cannot tell you a story or come up with a quirky anecdote about expansion or love and light.  It’s just not possibly.  But, all moments are opportunities and this is one for you.  This is your chance to write the story this week.  Please feel free to post how this collection of videos makes you feel, what it makes you think of, or how your story relates.  We would love to hear more from our readers as you’re all a part of us and we love you.  Have a good week, Namaste.

The Saturday Post: Love Yourself, Love Your Ego

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Is it possible to fully love ourselves and all the aspects that make up our whole? I would think so as anything is possible. But why do we make this act of supreme acceptance so hard? I’ve heard over and over again that it doesn’t have to be so hard. If we just stop resisting and allow all will fall into place, eventually. Well one of my aspects is impatient so we had to have a talk about this today.

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Many in the spiritual community look at their ego like a potentially terminal illness that must be continuously watched and at the very best if it’s properly managed they can live a semi-normal life.

For a time, I was one of these people, constantly watching what I thought, what I did, what I said, ect. This gets old really fast, at least for me I felt like I was constantly judging myself which really seems counter productive in the long run.

As it seems to me, judgment is a tool of the ego itself. It uses past experiences to generate fear in order to steer us in the direction of less pain. This really isn’t a “bad” thing in all reality.

So we have a habit of trying to get outside of the ego by using the ego to manage the ego. Once I had this realization, I had a really good long laugh at myself.

The experience of going through this process was quite necessary to get to the point where I am now. I have many long conversations with my ego, as friends, as equals. Once I stopped trying to force my will on this scared little aspect of myself it stopped acting out as much, if at all. I realized I was acting like a tyrannical parent yelling about what I wanted and not taking the rest of myself into consideration at all. No wonder it had been acting out in ways I deemed unacceptable behavior. I had not shown it any love since I was a child.

When I was a child I played by myself all the time.  I had conversations with myself and gave myself any attention I needed.  I spent hours each day totally immersed in nature.  I loved myself and took care of my emotional needs on a daily basis.  It is at some point in our childhood that we develop our egos and this is a different time for everyone.  It seems to be around the time when we are expected to “know better.”

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As very young children, our exploration is simply brushed off as child’s play.  Nobody looks at you funny because your in your room playing with toys having a full conversation with yourself.  It’s just what little kids do.

But at some point in our childhoods we past some imaginary line in the sand when we’re supposed to know that kind of behavior is no longer acceptable.

Talking to yourself is considered strange.  You have to go to school and nature time is drastically reduced.  The inside world were so many of us immersed ourselves and felt safe becomes very far away, some fairy land.

The inner kingdom as I’ve very accurately heard it called, is a place where I believe we all dwelled as children.  We were so uninhibited back then that we could even bring it out into 3D reality and play there for hours.

As an adult it has become my main goal to make this place my home.  Just the realization that it is a real place that exists within me has been a huge step.  I don’t need to go anywhere specific to feel at home anymore.  I AM that place.  Some have also referred to this as the universe within the heart.  No matter the name, to me it’s still the same place.

How do we get there?  Talk to your ego, mine just happens to be my child self.  I can’t say this is the same for everyone, but on my journey the real obstacle was to stop repressing what I deemed as my ego.  To integrate and love this essential piece of myself was the greatest stepping stone to where I wish to be that I ever could have given myself.  Now there is no ego, there is only us.

Namaste Friends.

jamie-mortinsen

The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world.

The Saturday Post: Retrograde……B+

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Well we’re coming to the end of a planetary retrograde free couple of weeks,  Mercury will again soon go into retrograde, yay!  YAY!?  Yes, yay.

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The past six months or so I have been paying very close attention to what solar weather has been kicked our way.

Astrology has always played a big role in my life and I like to keep up to date on these things.

I read my horoscope almost every day and pride myself of being born on the Libra-Scorpio Cusp.

So what have I learned from my observations? They are a guide, not a death sentence.

So many, some I know personally, seem to walk around with an astrological chip on their shoulder. They have a tendency to find fault with some part of themselves and see fit to blame their astrological sign or some sort of solar weather phenomenon such as sun spots or increased intergalactic radiation. For a time you would have found me in this group.

“Oh man, I’m so drained! Must be sun spots.” or “She’ll never find love because she’s a Scorpio and their too hard on people.”

It’s almost as if we see our zodiac set in stone with no room to grow and change.  At the risk of sounding overly simplistic, doesn’t that sound dull?

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Life is so much more exciting and intricate than that!

To be doomed to the same small profile of personality characteristics just seems like we’re living in a bad version of the Sims game and source is some unimaginative helmsman, asleep at the wheel.

If we’re all source, shouldn’t we dream up something a bit more fun?  Give ourselves a little credit and choose our own destiny perhaps!

After studying astrology for some years, and I’m no expert mind you, I’ve come to the personal conclusion that our zodiac sign is NOT who we are.  At best it’s a warning not to fall into repetitive tendencies, kind of like a map of sorts.

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This is not to say let’s throw the baby out with the bathwater here.

There is a lot of merit to what solar and planetary conditions you were born under.

Huge amounts of energy were at play, pushing and pulling when you specifically choose to zoom into your current body.

That was no random accident.

But if we have the power to choose when, how, and who we’re born into our free will can’t just end there. We must retain it for all of our existence, from one life time to the next and throughout. All that being said, this lifetime is ours. As the saying goes, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.” We could add: or laugh, or pout, or jump, or skip or whatever! It’s totally up to us how our days go, from one into infinity AND BEYOND!

Namaste Friends!

If you would like an in depth horoscope report month by month, I recommend Kelley Rosano’s YouTube channel.

 

The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life witJamie Mortinsenh the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world

Twin Flames: Fact or Myth?

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In recent years, the spiritual community has adopted the concept of “Twin Flames” and made it a common focal point for discussion and estimation of the success of one’s life and level of happiness. The Twin Flame concept is essentially a re-branded version of Soul Mates.

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With the intention of ever becoming more fully conscious beings – is this something we can accurately believe in and pursue?

Is it true that for each person there is one other being, either physical or non physical (and isn’t that a tragedy if your Twin Flame didn’t incarnate this time around….) that is perfectly attuned for partnership and cosmic, enlightened love?

Often explanations of the Twin Flame idea include an assertion that prior to incarnation, one soul was actually split into two and put into separate bodies. Is this even possible? Let’s examine the concept and see.

For many in the Lightworker, Starseed, New Age community, there is a desire to continue on a path of purposeful, conscious, soul evolution. This is not a novel idea – the same basic thought was expressed by Jesus when he spoke of the Kingdom of Heaven, a place of thought and feeling originating within each person rather than a physical location, as well as by Buddha when he spoke of a state of Enlightenment.

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Over the course of physical incarnations, with the various lifetimes experienced by a soul or group of souls varying in length, location, and experience, one accumulates and synthesizes events, emotions, and energetic/thought patterns in order to evolve a soul (which can also be thought of as a sentient non-physical energy pattern) by the learning that happens through varied experience.

So where does this leave the Twin Flame theory?

What are Twin Flames?

If you do a simple internet search on Twin Flames, you are likely to find a plethora of information in articles and videos that is highly romantic and sometimes heartbreaking, singing the praises (sometimes literally) of the experience of a deep, connected, “only-one-out-there-for-me” romantic love. You will see that Twin Flames are often described as one soul that has been broken apart into two pieces and incarnated into two different physical bodies, neither of which able to feel complete until they have reconnected with each other and fallen in love.

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This hearkens back to the idea of the Soul Mate – one person, somewhere on the globe (often conveniently in the same country or at least speaking the same language) that is “meant” to be in romantic love with another.

The concept of Soul Mates, and now Twin Flames, is usually accompanied by a bittersweet feeling of intense longing and a sort of pleading with the Universe –
“Please bring my Twin Flame to me.”

“I cannot continue my evolution as a soul in joy and completeness until I find that perfect love.”
“I can feel my Twin Flame out there – where is she/he?”
“I am in love. Could this be my Twin Flame?”

The latter question is asked with the unspoken assumption that if this person actually is the Twin Flame, then the relationship should be perfect, and if she or he is not the Twin Flame, then the relationship is doomed.

Are Twin Flames Real?

To begin, the general concept of Twin Flames leaves out one very important piece of information regarding what an incarnation lived on this planet actually is. The school of Gaia, which we are each now experiencing because of our presence on this planet at all, is one of balance, the completion of the duality paradigm, and, now more than ever, attaining a grasp of the effortless skill of perfect manifestation and creation of life experiences through focus, balanced thought, the energetic pattern of abundance, and self-care.

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Every experience had by any person in any lifetime is brought for the purpose of learning and evolution.

These experiences are not always beautiful and easy – in fact, the majority of lessons are learned through pain historically – but as a soul learns to attain a level of conscious creation, life experiences become more harmonious.  This is a logical progression, because if the goal is conscious creation, then things would obviously feel more smooth and pleasant as this goal comes closer to being reached.

Beginning with the idea that we all experience exactly what we need in order to learn and that our goal is to become cognizant of our state as creators and skilled at the act of creating, then it would not make sense that one external human (or non-human as the case may be, there are MANY beliefs about this subject) is floating around somewhere, waiting to be discovered.

Beginning with the idea that we all experience exactly what we need in order to learn and that our goal is to become cognizant of our state as creators and skilled at the act of creating, then it would not make sense that one external human (or non-human as the case may be, there are MANY beliefs about this subject) is floating around somewhere, waiting to be discovered.

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How Does Love Work?

The energy of love is much like the energy of financial abundance, a.k.a. money. The creation of experiences of love, in the creation’s energetic matrix, is much like the creation pattern needed when manifesting experiences of bountiful financial abundance.

This often means that if the state of “not enough” is focused on and fed emotion, then the abundance option is pushed away.

If you long for your love, thinking about how unhappy you are until you find them, you are likely pushing that love away. This is completely unrelated to whether this love is possible with one person or a thousand people.

If you long for financial abundance and focus on your empty bank account, giving it thought and emotion, then you are pushing abundance away – whether that abundance comes from only one option of a job or career, or many options.

If you focus on the pure enjoyment of your life, within the parameters you have but without thinking of your lack, then the abundance of love, money, or both will find you.

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If you enjoy your own company and the company of friends, you are much more likely to emit a vibration to the Universe that will attract an experience of beautiful romantic love, which will of course bring its own challenges.

If you work within your budget and make it a point to have experiences that feel decadent whether or not they cost any money at all, it is much more likely that you will draw in the experience of enough money to pay for whatever experience you wish to have.

The difficult thing about this idea is that it is impossible to prove after the fact.  I know a lovely couple made up of an American man and a German woman who had a very interesting internet-based meeting. He had just bought a new computer and installed a chat program. She had just gotten the idea that she needed to practice her English language fluency by chatting with someone online.

Ten minutes after he opened up his chat window for the first time, she randomly picked his name off of a list of English speakers to introduce herself to in order to practice her English. Just after their meeting and short conversation, she went on a business trip and he was too busy to log on to the internet again for weeks. The next time he logged on, she had just returned from her business trip. They met again. Now they live in Virginia, married with three delightful children.

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Some would argue that this experience proves the Twin Flame idea with the caveat that no matter where your Twin Flame lives, you will meet him or her when the time is right.

But perhaps a more accurate way to look at this is that if you are ready vibrationally to experience love, then love will find you and has an infinite amount of possible way to appear in your realm of experience.

So What is the Real Way to Think of Love?

We are each a being holding a unique energetic signature. We create our reality through our planned lessons (often prior to incarnation) combined with the belief systems and energetic/vibrational patterns we currently hold as physical beings with unique life histories.

So with this truth in mind, we can look at the surrounding population of eligible romantic partners and see logically that some subset of these available individuals will be compatible in their energetic signatures, belief systems, and life circumstances for romantic partners.

It is true that we often make agreements with members of our soul pod, or family, prior to incarnating about the parameters of any given relationship that occurs between us in our lifetime.

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However, this is not a helpful thought when thinking of romantic love and attempting to draw it in.

The most clean and effective way to view this experience is by isolating our own energetic pattern regarding romance that we are projecting to the Universe and that is therefore being presented back to us as experience.

Do we believe that we need a relationship with another being in order to feel fulfilled? It is likely that if we do, we will attract relationship patterns that disprove this theory via heartbreak and possibly betrayal until we change the projecting pattern we are emanating.

Do we believe that we easily find love and each relationship serves as a learning experience and an opportunity to grow love and compassion? If so, it is likely that we will have a more harmonious romantic life – although the rigid grasp that many people have on an idea of “one love only per lifetime” is being disproven often these days. And just because one finds love, this does not mean that the challenge is over.

The lessons learned in the most intensely loving and connected relationships are some of the most challenging in an incarnation – romantic love is an energetic opportunity to learn in infinite ways, but these are always tempered and shaped by our beliefs and our level of self-love.

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If we choose to accept only the best, it is likely that increasingly better experiences will present themselves to us. If we have a problem with spiritual bypass or denial, then it is likely that our experiences will become progressively more painful until we wake up, stop bypassing and denying, and honestly look at our belief system around our worthiness as individuals.

Every being on this planet deserves love. This of course includes you. And the more fully you believe this, the more beautiful your loves will be – both romantic and platonic.

The fairy tale idea of the Twin Flame is incorrect and misleading. However, the truth is much more beautiful and open. If you are waiting for love, then begin to emanate love – for yourself, for your friends, and for your loved ones. Love will come to you. And there does not need to be one person somewhere in the world to search out – the experience will appear before you, effortlessly.

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Charis Melina Brown serves as an ambassador to realms of  existence that our modern Western culture has denied the existence of in recent centuries.

She carries an MA in Transpersonal Psychology, and is the author of two books, Journal of a Starseed: Discovering the Real Worldand Instruction of a Starseed. She is a regular contributor for our Starseed corner at Chakra Center.

Charis has a beautiful website and YouTube channel, sharing all things blissful and metaphysical.  Check her out at the following links:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/charisbrownmalloy

Website: http://www.charismelina.com/

The Saturday Post: Bad Days are People Too

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This last week has been studded with solar flares and in my world this means trouble.  Solar flares hit me like a run away bread truck.  BEEP BEEP get out of the way!  I’m constantly on the edge of my seat and irritable as the proverbial lion with a thorn in it’s paw.  Bad days are on the forecast with a chance of mopey.

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These things have a way of affecting us without our knowing and for a long time we may just go on with life wondering, “What was that all about!?” or “What the heck is wrong with me!?”

But as most with a healed broken bone or arthritis can tell you, when a storm is brewing they can feel it in their bones.

So why is it so outlandish that we may be sensitive to the point of picking up solar weather? Perhaps it’s an unexplored sense or an under appreciated one.

Either way, no matter what you choose to believe, bad days are a part of life. At the very least, they teach us where not to stay.

Being at an undesirable place in your life or even an undesirable geographic location can be hard enough.  But many exacerbate the problem by doing emotional drive-by’s or indulging in “kick the cat.”  Although on the surface these forms of bypassing can alleviate stress and make us feel better for a time.  All they’re really doing is throwing another shovel full of dirt onto an already deeply buried issue.

There is nothing wrong with feeling like crap for a day, a month, or even a year.  Let me say that again.  There is NOTHING wrong with feeling like crap.  It is part of life.  “Oh but if I just get rid of my ego everything will be perfect and I’ll have tea with inter-dimensional beings and live in a mushroom forest with my pet unicorn Bob.”  Probably not……..Have we as a people learned nothing from what has come of the Catholic priesthood repressing themselves for thousands of years?  Not good.

So all that being said, what is the point of all this “negative” emotion and “bad” days?  Perspective and growth.  How would we even know what we like to experience without the opposite perspective of what we do not?

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It is through this polarized perspective that we grow as people and hopefully one day, as a global community.

Yes, we came her to experience polarization. Good and bad, hot and cold, happiness and sadness, frustration and ease.

Sound a little crazy?  That’s ok, it just might be.  I will use myself as an example of all this.  For the first 7 years or so of my adult life I was dead set against buying a house.

I thought it was a scheme to keep people forever impoverished and in monetary bondage so they would keep going to their jobs every day.  All of that steamed from a core believe that money is evil and only bad people have it.  So with this perspective, I went from rental to rental never really making a home for myself.

Until I ended up back with my parents through a long series of events.  This won’t be so bad I though and it really isn’t ……most of the time.  Without getting into too many personal details, moving back in with my parents has given me the push to change my belief, which no longer suited me anyways, and begin the process of creating my own home.

Now, this took nearly a year and a half of self deprogramming and reprogramming.  It was through a lot of frustration, bad days, and screaming into the woods to get me to this point.  But, had I not experienced all that “crap” I never would have been pushed to change my belief and thus my reality.

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Now we’re back up to the present again. I was talking about all this with my older sister, and lets just hear it for older siblings! They have the most grounded approach to looking at life and putting everything into perspective.

Nearing the end of our conversation she says to me, “But think of how awesomely calm and zen you’ll be in your new place because of all this. You’ll be meditating and levitating all over the place!”

I don’t know about the levitating part but I’m defiantly ready to ride that wave.

Namaste Friends

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The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance woman extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Saturday Post: Rainy Days

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“Sit down! Hurry up! PAY ATTENTION!” Chances are if you went to public school, or private school for that matter, you’ve heard these phrases uttered more than once. If you were like me, a wild child, you probably heard them a few times every hour.

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My time was spent staring out the window, wishing I could go outside.

When recess hit, I was the first one out that door and into the little woods next to the playground I went.

We weren’t supposed to go in there but I didn’t care.  There were no other kids there and I liked that.  We didn’t really get along, the other kids and I.

They made jokes about my old clothes and how I talked.  I liked big words, they felt good rolling out of my mouth.

When I was kept inside for misbehaving or it was raining out, I would sit by the window and look outside. I would close my eyes and remember the feeling of being in my woods, the warmth of the sun on my face, the chitter chatter of my friends the chipmunks. Sometimes the rain would clear and we could go back outside, sometimes it wouldn’t.

What I didn’t know back then, or maybe what I didn’t need to know, was that I was manifesting my day.  I would spend hours each day starring out the window or with my eyes closed “daydreaming” about what I wanted to happen.  Teachers and parents usually deem this a waist of time and call young ones back to “reality.”

This could be one of the biggest detriments we teach our next generations, our concept of focusing on what is instead of what we desire.  No one taught me how to daydream.

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I just did it because it made me feel better to think about where I wanted to be instead of the discomfort of where I presently was.

Who’s to say, I could have cleared those clouds and made it possible for us to all go out and play.

Maybe not, either way I was focusing on my desired goal, not the problem.

Manifestation is something everyone is concerned about whether they know it or not.  Even if they don’t call it “manifestation,” we all go through our days thinking, “I want this experience.  I want that car.  I want their health.”  Wanting is the first step.  It points us in a direction we wish to go.  However, in our society, we are taught to want is to be greedy and selfish.  So most of us stall out at this point, or worse, we give rise to complaining and making excuses for why things are the way they are.

There is no reason, other than the ones we give ourselves, that we all cannot create exactly what we choose to experience. We already have the first step of the process down.

  1. I want _______.
  2. Daydream the hell out of that want.
  3. Acknowledge when the universe gives you a sneak peek with gratitude.
  4. Daydream some more, really get into it. Use the sneak peek as a building block.
  5. When the want arrives, jump on that bugger and hold onto it like a new puppy! Drink in the experience, thank yourself and the universe and again use this as a building block for your next manifestation.

Once you do it once you can do it again, and again, and again.  I am no expert at this by any means but I have manifested some really awesome people, places and things for myself.  I’m slowly getting back to that place where I made all of my rain clouds disappear and my personal sun is starting to shine again.  I wish the same and more for you too.  Have a great week.

Namaste Friends.

jamie-mortinsen

The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world.

The Saturday Post: Full Circle

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The funny thing about life is it never really happens quite how you think it will. The way I see it, we can either be dragged along kicking and screaming resisting the whole thing, or we can walk along gracefully with the current, accepting what is without giving up hope for what could be. This is far more obvious on paper (or screen) than it is in 3D life.

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It has been my experience that we reach many points in our lives where we can take the “easy” path or the “hard” path.

Logic dictates taking the easy path makes more sense.  In our society generally we are taught that taking the hard path yields more abundant and fruitful results.

Whether this is 100% true or not is totally up to you but just form observing my life for the past 26 years, I can tell that this really isn’t the case.

I started out accepting what came to me with open arms and very thankful for the experiences I received.  I went from one synchronicity to the next not really worrying about what happened next.  No one taught me to be this way, that’s just how I operated.

Then I got involved in an organization that taught me to “dream big.”  I was very involved in dream building and searching for what would really make me happy.

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I consider this a great skill of manifestation in my current life even though this organization didn’t really have any idea of how to make these dreams become 3D reality.

It never dawned on me that I was already happy.

Yes there were things I wanted to accomplish and experiences that I worked towards but I was just as happy getting there as I was when I got there.

Once I left this organization I felt very different. My old way of doing things seemed wrong some how and I felt totally lost.

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I wandered for a few years after that becoming more and more detached.

I was angry that I had acquired all these wants without the know how to do anything about it until I finally just gave up.

I worked jobs that I hated with people that disrespected and abused me.

I ate food that made me feel like crap and I watched TV shows that made me feel like I never had enough.

I fought with everyone I knew, hurt those that I loved and gave up everything that I cared about. This was and still is my personal rock bottom.

In retrospect, it’s not really that bad, not now.  At the time it was hell and I made it that way.  Plenty of other people go through much worse in their lives and my heart goes out to them.  I truly hope they pay attention to the signs that lead them out of that place like I did.  It took everything crashing down (somewhat literally) around me for me to wake up and start to care about myself again.

But all of that taught me so many vital lessons that I would never give up.  I learned to listen to myself again, to trust myself and most importantly of all, to love myself.

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Had my life not gone totally in the crapper I wouldn’t have learned these things with such intensity that they were fused into my soul.

Coming full circle was the most valuable experience of all.

Not only am I back to where I started, now I have the understanding and wisdom to truly appreciate where I was supposed to be all along, exactly where I am.

Namaste Friends.

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The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world

The Saturday Post: Turn up Your Contrast!

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I often say perspective is what it’s all about.  It’s what we all come here for, to gain different perspectives and aid in the expansion of me, you, and everything or “the all.”

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So that being said, I can fully admit that I’m am guilty of trying to win others over to my perspective, which would potentially cause the least amount of overall expansion. Why do we do this, try to cause everyone around us to have the same perspective?

We are raised (most of us) in a socially rich environment filled with other people.  Through the majority of mainstream schooling practices, we are taught from a very young age to look to others for guidance and acceptance.

We could even take this back farther than schooling to the home life.  Parents and siblings are helping us as we grow, teaching us the vital processes to function in modern society.

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This is not a bad thing at all.  We are such social creatures it’s amazing.  Try and map out your person web once, all the people that are connected to you through daily life.

All of those connections are vitally important to our successes, failures and ultimately our happiness.

Just as they are important to us, we are equally important to them whether we realize it or not.  We are one in many, many ways.

Now, keep in mind throughout this discussion, other people really cannot control your emotions without your consent.  We give others permission to effect us through their actions, verbal and physical for a very good reason.  Contrast.  Contrast has been said over and over again, to cause the most amount of expansion possible, personal and global.  It is through experiencing and seeing what we do not want that gives rise to the preference of what we do want.

I personally have to give a huge shout out to the internet for speeding this along in my own life.  I meet so many wonderful individuals I cherish that constantly try to convert me to their point of view.

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And I love them for this because it makes me question myself, what I do and how I think on a daily basis.

They provide an extreme amount of contrast and thusly personal expansion.  But their point of view is their own just as mine is my own.

If I adopt their preferences without experience, I would be lying to myself by conforming to a thought process that is not earned through personal experience.

I have to catch myself, as I think we all do, and be careful not to do this to others.  It is programmed in early on and we must practice constant vigilance to break this neuron pathway, if that is indeed desired.

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Although, if you came here to provide contrast for others and yourself than more power to you. Keep up the good work.

Let’s all be perfectly honest here.  This isn’t always a fun process.

People can be pushy, annoying, rude and downright disrespectful with their opinions.

I have met people that run around with their opinions like a weapon, ready to attack and interject their thoughts at a moments notice.

Generally you can tell when this is going on;  the person is constantly thinking of what to say next the whole time you’re voicing your opinion.  I like to think of this as a proverbial sword fight with pool noodles.  It really funny to watch and imagine both parties fighting with noodles while they have a debate.  I strongly recommend it.

Other times the process has a flow all it’s own, very beautiful in nature and almost like a dance.  These encounters are defiantly more enjoyable and sought after.

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For a time I had considered moving across the country just to be in a more fostering supportive atmosphere.

Yes it would be nice, I would have lots of friends who like the same things I like and we could live in bliss-ville together and ride off into the sunset.

But the more I think about it, the more I come to realize that’s not what I came here for. I came here to have contrast and to grow from it. To have friends with different beliefs than mine so we can all learn from each other. To be resourceful and have to think about what I need versus what I want thusly appreciating everything I do have so much more.

I came here for me, for you, and for all of creation. It is my sincerest wish that my writing aid in the expansion of all that read it, especially if you don’t agree with me. Everything is as it should be and we have everything that we NEED at any given moment.

Namaste Friends.

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Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

The Saturday Post: Crystal-topia!

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I love rocks, crystals, gemstones and pretty much anything else that comes out of the womb of mother earth.

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As far back as I can remember, I have collected tokens of Gaia.

As a young child, I had a limit to how many rocks I was allowed to take home after each outing, 3;  and with good reason, my room was filled with them.

They covered shelves, were placed in drawers, in boxes and sand buckets all throughout my room.  I had ones with stripes and spots, rough and smooth, with holes and broken into layers with fossils hidden inside.

I had a knack for finding quartz as well as others.  They were and still are my greatest treasure.

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As with many of our childhood passions, I grew older and let crystals fall by the way side in pursuit of other interests.

Many were cast off into the yard, secretly by my mother, with a special few hidden in the depths of my closet for later discovery.

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Through a long series of events and synchronicity,  I discovered my lost beauties once again.

Now that I work mainly with crystals as my chosen form of healing and energy work, I find it very interesting that as a child I had such an affinity for them.

And I never really knew why I liked them so much, I just did.

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It just goes to show you, children KNOW things, even if they don’t know why they know what they know.

We should listen, especially if it’s our inner child speaking to us now.  He/She is in there and we never really grew up, we‘re still that little child.

There is no defining moment when we became all powerful all knowing adults.

That little inner voice has a great deal to teach us about our passions and what makes us truly happy.

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I have thankfully passed the point where I feel the need to hoard my little stony friends.

Now I buy them, work with them for a time as I create pieces of frequency jewelry and then pass them on to others to enjoy and benefit from.

As wonderful of companions as they are, I always make it a point to tell customers that a crystal is not NEEDED to attain a state of mind or to complete a goal.

Crystals can assist you in your enlightening, but they cannot do it for you.

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They are wonderful assistants and dear friends. Sometimes if your lucky, you’ll find one that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Other times, you’ll only be together as long as the relationship is beneficial and then you’ll part ways.

Either way, the experience is well worth it and memorable to say the least.

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I strongly recommend anyone considering getting into crystals to pick out your first few by intuition.

Do a little experiment and purchase a few that you are just drawn to for whatever reason.  You’ll know when this happens because you’ll inhale sharply and go, “Oooohhhhh!!!”

Once you’re together for a while, then go look up their properties and see how much your new little pals are helping you out.  In essence, this way, the crystal gets to pick you.

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Namaste Friends

Jamie Mortinson

(P.S. My favorite crystals are tiger’s eye, opal, amethyst, purple fluorite, and meteorites.)

The Saturday Post: This Isn’t Your Mother’s Colon Cleanse

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I’m determined to take it to the next level, this thing called existence. I have always been a collector of sorts, rocks, hobbies, friends, photographs, recipes and possibly the most common of all, beliefs.

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Most of us come to a point in our journey where the search of external answers ends.  We stop searching for more answers, more reading material, more gurus to follow and the focus shifts to something new.  I have dubbed this point “the cast off.”  This is the point where we realize everything we’ve been searching for has always been deep within, all we need do is cast off all the extra layers of belief systems to see it.

I have placed myself square in the middle of a rapid shift resonating deep within.  A spiritual shift, or perhaps the rediscovery of such, has perpetuated me into a physical shift.  Having taken a year off from everything and sustaining some major blows to my ego, I cleaned up my act.

Pretending to be a bystander and watching everything fall down around you kind of has that effect, at least it did for me.  Being the victim has lost it’s luster, so has blaming other people for my problems.  And silly me, in the beginning I thought once I make that realization everything will be hunky-dory and I can go on with my life.  “Oh no my dear,” the universe said.  “This is only the beginning.”

Once my mental state was at an even keel, I moved on to the next logical step.  How about we thaw out this freezer we call a heart hmmm?  That was fun, and sad, and stupid, and angering and then fun again.  I’ll probably be working on this one for quite some time actually.  It’s very rare to find someone who doesn’t have some sort of emotional trauma that causes them to hold others at a distance.

Peeling back the layers of your self is a funny thing.  Once you peel the first layer back then you find another, and then another, and another.  This can potentially go on forever, which is why I’m switching over to the pursuit of enlightening instead of enlightenment.  It seems like a more reachable goal as I will be succeeding with each step of the process and that feels really good.

But I digress, as I continue on this detoxification process, my next challenge has been diet.  As my heart grew I had this odd realization that some of my food needed to be killed before I ate it!  Of course I had know this before but had never really thought about it.  I have always loved animals, still do and always will.  Sometimes I identify more with them than I do with my fellow humans.  So it’s not too far of a stretch for me to fully integrate the concept that we are all indeed one.  It just makes sense.

The real moral of the story here is:  Don’t be surprised if you feel like utter crap at points during this detox process, mentally, spiritually, and physically.  It happens to almost everyone and there is nothing “wrong” with you.

As a community we really need to work together to dispel this myth that being of love and light is all rainbows and butterflies with unicorns spreading pots of gold to all the good little girls and boys all the time.  It can be at times and those times are really freaking great, but other times situations can downright suck.  Bodies will ache, tears will flow and tempers will flare.  But that’s good too, that’s progress, that’s movement, and most of all, that’s what I signed up for.  It is what it is.

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Namaste and Smooth Sailing

Jamie Mortinson

The Saturday Post: Where Does Your Power Lie?

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“It has been said that if there is no struggle, there is no progress. But struggle implies that you are faced against the current of source, which is always flowing in the direction of your every desire. It is not struggle that creates progress, it is allowing yourself to flow in the direction of what you desire that creates progress. Struggling is a learned behavior. It is a learned behavior because it does not come naturally to any being. The real struggle that we face, is un-learning our attachment to the idea that struggle creates progress. The real struggle that we face is re-learning how to allow ourselves to flow in the direction of our desires; WITH the current of source.”   Teal Scott

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I have heard numerous times from many different sources that if I could just bring myself to help humanity and live a life of service, I would finally be satisfied with life and thusly happy.  For some reason this piece of advise just never felt quite right to me and I searched on.

To be perfectly honest it felt like a load of crap. How is it that someone could spend their entire life helping and serving others while finding all of their own needs and desires met? How is that even possible?!

It seems a vital step of the process is left out, as loving and caring for humanity should be the end result of a journey through one’s own consciousness, not a step along the way to happiness. The journey being that of self love FIRST and others after. Not to say that you are more important and thusly deserving more love than others.

The real journey here is to find the beauty in all that is you while fully excepting and loving yourself.  Forgiveness for past, present and future deeds occurs as they are now seen as lessons, opportunities for growth.  And finally a sense of selflessness is passed onto all other beings as we extend the same courtesy to them.

A great amount of self empowerment grows from this process as we are often taught to be self critics from a very young age.

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We constantly belittle ourselves and judge ourselves based on the achievements of others.

This is very unfair and causes many to talk themselves out of their own dreams and never even try.  “I could never do that as good as her.”

We could be seen as a puppet master walking ourselves off a proverbial cliff, over and over again in our own minds.

The lesson of becoming my own inner cheer leader was and still is my favorite lesson.  I really believe this it what many refer to as taking your power back and becoming your own guru.  True gurus love for the sake of loving, all may partake and it is not for the sake of retribution or repayment.

It seems premature to suggest loving the rest of humanity will indeed create inner peace when said person does not yet revere themselves as the awesome creator that they are.  One must be in a constant practice of self love to ensure the act of helping others is indeed to help them and not to siphon off energy from the helped.

Energy flows where your focus goes.  If we focus on the outcome of helping others than we only look to receive and that’s not true giving.  Focusing on the act of giving itself will yield a true energy exchange as we are unattached to the outcome.  Finding joy in the act itself is where hearts meet, lives are changed and the needs of the all are met.  This is were true power lies.

Namaste Friends.

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Jamie Mortinson

The Saturday Post: We’re all still here….Now what!?

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Ok!  December 21st happened and we’re all still here!  It’s time to go out and give up all your possessions, give away your car, leave your family and go off on a quest to seek enlightenment!

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Really!?  No not really, just kidding.

Well then what is this new age we’ve all just stepped into all about?  What are we going to create together?

Being spiritual, seeking enlightenment or even just adopting a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to take your previous life, crumple it up and throw it in the trash to start anew.

You can still live in the same house, have the same family and work at the same job.

The best part about going on a journey of self discovery is learning, or remembering really, why it is you came here in the first place.  There’s nothing wrong with having a “normal” life.  For many of us, that may in fact be the point of it all.

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It would be much easier to be a Zen super star if there were no job, spouse, kids, or house to stress you out.  BUT, how much MORE would you learn along the way if all of these “obstacles” were there to enhance your experience, test your new skills and push you to greater heights?

That boss that drives you up the wall is there to teach you acceptance.  That friend that never agrees with you is there to teach you patience.  That spouse that keeps messing up the house is there to teach you true love.  That child that keeps “bothering” you while you’re working is there to teach you to enjoy life;  And these are all just examples from my own life!  Take a moment to observe all the lessons occurring simultaneously before your eyes in perfect chaotic harmony.  Awesome right?

What I hope for with this dawning of a new age, cycle, era or whatever you care to call it, it to start taking these lessons and noticing them for what they are, a gift.  The best gift of all: life, experience, and manifestation!

We are all products of our own design and so are our lives.  Again, take a moment to look around and notice all the wonderment and love you have manifested for yourself…..YOU did that!

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Now, take a moment and look at all of the things in your life that you don’t care for….YOU did that too!

We have one of three options to do with these things: Learn from it as the lesson it is. Change it as the challenge it is. Or do nothing.

The choice is ours and it always has been and it always will be.

We can either leave the world the way it is, not my first choice.  Learn from it as the wonderful lesson that we incarnated into, getting better.  Or change it into the kick ass paradise that we all really want to create for ourselves and everyone we love, BINGO!!!  If you like the way this sound then let’s do this thing because there’s no time like now, really there isn’t.

Namaste friends!

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Jamie Mortinson

The Saturday Post: Think Globally, Act Locally

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Sometimes things just aren’t what was imagined. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and watch what’s going on around you, asses the situation and either keep going in the direction you were or make a change.

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This whole “apocalypse,” 2012, end of the world thing is a perfect opportunity/excuse to do so.  Now more than ever, I find myself looking at certain teachers, friends and beliefs and thinking, “Does this still serve me or should I let it fall away?”  Without getting into specifics, I find more often than not, things seem to be falling away.

As we grow as people and spiritual beings or even just make healthier life choices, people, activities and thought process will start to feel “icky” to be around.  It could be as simple as not liking your old favorite food any more or as complex as deciding to leave your spouse.  You may decide to give away all of your useless possessions or redecorate the entire house.

Although these all have the possibility to be wonderful transformations some can be a bit more complicated than others.  Why is also a really important question to ask ourselves during these transformations.  “Why am I making this choice?  Which part of me is making these decisions?”  And I think most importantly of all, “Is this decision biased out of love, or fear?”

Looking back through recorded history, as a people we have been living in fear for a long, long time.  Chances are it’s not just going to go *poof* and be gone in an instant with everyone giving and sharing and loving one another unconditionally, as awesome as that sounds.  Especially, if we wish to take our predecessors with us into this golden age.  Lets just face it here, a HUGE portion of the older crowd on this planet just isn’t ready for that yet and it’s going to be a little bit yet.

But as anxious as were are to get this heaven on earth ball rolling here, moving slowly can be considered a good thing.  If everyone took their idea of peace and go started, full throttle, 100% tomorrow there would be total kayos!  Perhaps we could use a little time to let our ideas about how we want to change the world grow and mature before we all go hog wild.

I often find my best ideas come out of a process of necessity, frustration and finally acceptance.  As far as a global view point, the necessity is there, the frustration is defiantly there, people are beginning to accept the situation and we can finally begin to DO something about it.

We could take a recycling approach to our personal lives as well as the environment.  “Think Globally, Act Locally”  Yes we have a global conciseness situation on our hands but freaking out about the bigger picture really isn’t going to make much of a difference.  Talking to the people in your personal life about it (whether they think you’re crazy or not) will make a HUGE difference.  Namaste!

Jamie Mortinson

I would also like to share the link to the recording of Teal Scott’s on-line synchronization workshop. It will only be up for a short time and it is well worth the watch.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2213907/events/1726505