What often frustrates and derails the spiritual student is the quandary of how to live all the things learned along the path. The purpose of this blog is not to ask anyone to change a belief but to help those who are intent in their pursuit of living in alignment with their beliefs to put those ideals into their real lives.
Judging by some of the
responses that I’ve received from the Blessings writing, i.e. “I’ll do that
next time I go to the store” or “I might even try that in a restaurant”, it
would appear that I did not make the point very clear.The instructions were to apply the blessing
to any and all things.For example;
1)You turn on your computer to write an
email.Think of all the hands that made
that happen – the designer of the computer, manufacturer, transportation,
salesperson, and all that went into the software.Then realize the same depth with the
internet.And by the way, what about
those responsible for your house, the electricity, the desk, your chair?
lowly toothpick.How many hands were
involved in getting that toothpick from the forest to you?
I can hear you say, “But
Joan, I’m just too busy to do this.”My
answer:yes and no.Of course you are too busy during the day to
do the arduous exercise of considering and naming every single possibility of
everything you touch, see and do.BUT
you do have 1-2 minutes to contemplate just 1 thing.(Don used his beloved Trader Joe’s
If you let yourself embrace
the exercise – truly get into it, you will be astonished at the number of
people that it takes to bring one little piece of your life into being. Once
you let yourself have this in-depth experience, from that point on all you have
to do is look at something and let the kaleidoscoping effect of your mind just
stretch out so that you can embrace and uplift all that have brought whatever
you are contemplating into your life.
It becomes apparent that
hundreds of thousands of people are necessary for you to experience your
day-to-day life.Without them, your life
would be infinitely different.And, what
about all those who support them so that they can do what they do?
The first time I truly did
this exercise I was literally brought to my knees.It was one of the most profound, enlightening
and humbling experiences of my life.I
wept.I understood the introduction
motif of the TV series “Touch”.I saw
not only the interdependence by the absolute intertwining of all lives.I also saw that by asking for the elevation
of consciousness of all those involved there would be a profound effect upon
Then, I was instructed to “reverse”
the process and look at how if I did not turn on the computer, use the
toothpick, eat the chocolate, none of those people would need to exist.And I understood my part in the matrix.
I then heard, “now you can understand the truth behind ‘we
the people’ not ‘we a bunch of folks’ or ‘mankind’ not ‘menkind’ for indeed you
My dear friends, in my 30
years of service (in various forms) to what I now call the Sacred Stream of
Consciousness, I have been given many exercises, meditations and
celebrations.I can honestly say that I
cannot recall any that have affected me as much as this one has.I truly believe that anyone who embraces this
exercise will never be the same again.I
know that I will not – and Don says he won’t either.
In one of Richard Bach’s
books (Don and I dispute which one), he ends with “There is only one of us here,
and it is you.” I think this blessing and prayer for assistance in raising the
consciousness of all involved finally
makes this clear.
With very deep gratitude for
your presence in my life - JOAN
I usually bless my food/meal
and give thanks for it.However, at the
end of what would have been my “usual” blessing, this came through:Bless
those who raised this food, transported it, marketed it and prepared it and may
the souls of all the hands who have touched this food be assisted in raising
their consciousness to the highest level allowed by Universal Law.
Stunned, I asked, “What the
heck was that all about?”And, the
You are used to “praying”
for individuals and identified groups, such as those in Darfur or victims of
tragedies.It is time you realized your
connectedness and interdependence upon all those who impact your life that you
do not know and do not acknowledge.Begin blessing and praying for every individual that impacts your
life.For example, whenever you go into
a store, bless everyone who works there and supplies the store and ask for
assistance in their awakening process.Do this everywhere you go and with everything you do.
will accomplish 3 things:
1)You will find yourself in constant prayer.
become increasingly aware of how every individual in the world affects your
life and they will become precious to you.
3)It will help
with the raising of the collective consciousness, which will help to accelerate
the many things you wish to see manifest.
If you will allow yourself to ponder the implications
of this I think you will see how amazingly profound this simple little thing
I have chosen not to write
about “ascension symptoms” as I believe there is a plethora of information out
there.However, I have noticed recently
that there is a “theme” arising with the people to whom I speak – whether they
are in the Avatar program or just in “regular” life.So, I would like to address a couple of
There are a basic set of “symptoms”
that fall into what a friend of mine called the “Jekyll & Hyde Syndrome”
·Feeling loving, kind, joyous, and one with the
Universe one day, and then wanting to beat the stuffing out of someone the next
day or tell someone off with unexplained anger showing up at the strangest
·Feeling like you’re
35 years old, clear headed, have lots of strength & energy and feeling like
anything and everything is possible.Then the next day feeling 135 years old, achy, pains everywhere, muddled
thinking and not one dang thing feels possible to do.
·At love with life
one day, borderline depression the next.
·Feeling awake, light
and lively one day and then feeling so tired, sluggish and heavy the next you
can hardly drag the body around.
The following is what I have
learned about the above from the Sacred Stream of Consciousness.
The experiences above are a
result of “dimensional slips”; that is, the “higher” experiences are a result of
higher dimensional experiences, and conversely the lower symptoms are from lower
dimensional experiences.It seems that
we are in the process of “sliding” between dimensions.This serves two purposes:(1) it gets us used to the higher frequencies
without “frying” our circuits, and (2) it allows us to finish and clean up
business left at the lower frequencies.This analogy was given me: Imagine
you have a bucket of murky water.If you
take a piece of cheesecloth and dip it deep into the bucket and pull it up,
there will be residue of the muck on the cloth.If you clean the cloth and repeat the process eventually you will have a
clean bucket of water.So is it with the
process of “cleaning” out our lower frequency selves to better prepare us for
the higher frequencies.
I was also told that those
who have the knowledge and consciousness about what is happening, i.e. the
ascension process, will be able to maximize the benefits of these experiences
and minimize the difficulties. It seems extremely important that we
resist the temptation to “label” these occurrences with illness names or other
old 3rd dimensional explanations.
It would appear that since the earth and much
of mankind has already made ascension progress the collective is benefiting
from the work that spiritual sojourners have done for the past few
decades.Therefore, even those who do
not understand what is going on are experiencing the “J&HS”.I was also told to look at TV ads, news and
general references and notice the apparent rise in conversation about products
to boost energy, deal with depression, create a better mood, and to notice the inexplicable
increase in anger events and people seemingly going nuts.Because the collective does not have the
knowledge and consciousness of what is happening, they are at effect of these
experiences and are labeling and calling them by old paradigm names.
In regard to the tiredness
and sluggishness, I was given the following analogy:Imagine
that you have put on a space suit, or a deep sea diving suit, or even the
lighter weight haz/mat suit.You can
move about and even have some dexterity with your hands.But, your movements are hindered by the suit
around you which impedes the freedom of your movement.Everything you try to do takes extra energy
and concentration to get accomplished.So it now is with your body.It
is that “suit” that you have become aware of in a different manner.For the first time, you are becoming aware of
the truth of the fact that you are Spirit with a body, not a body with a
I hope this will help some of
you.It certainly has helped those with
whom I have worked.At any rate, please
know that it is shared with the greatest of love and joy at the progress that
is being made at this time.
(While working with a friend who was having some physical issues this week, I received some information that I believe is important for all of us. If you will forgive me taking the liberty, I will just relay it in my common language vernacular rather than the somewhat "stiff" verbage of the Sacred Stream of Consciousness.)
The subject is the current importance of the consumption of water in our daily lives.
What was "told" to me is that the current equation of how much water a person should consume (body weight divided by 2 = no. of ounces a day) is to be considered a BARE MINIMUM. AND, I was also informed that the current popular phase of including tea, coffee and soda in that count is NOT correct. It MUST be pure water. It was highly recommended that the water consumption be increased by 50% with 100% being preferred. (Now, I know that is a lot of water and many are afraid of how often they will have to "go", but please read on.)
It was explained that the brain is working "overtime" right now, creating new synapsis (sp?) to deal with the higher frequencies and also is expanding the pineal chakra and creating a new chakra. If you are not already aware, you should know that water is THE fluid that runs the brain. It is literally the stuff which provides the conduit for the electrical circuit that makes the brain work.
It has long been known that if enough water is not ingested, the brain will take it out of the lungs (hence pneumonia) and then the other organs. The importance of water to the brain cannot be overstated.
Additionally, at this time, all the internal organs are being cleansed of "toxic waste" and water is necessary to keep this system flowing so that toxic junk doesn't get stuck in the organs.
The lack of water consumption is part of what is causing so many people to feel raggedly tired and have aching joints. It is also partially part of the reason that there has been such a rash of spring-time "flu-like" symptoms.
Personally, I have drunk a gallon a water a day for over 40 years, but am now endeavoring to increase that a bit. However, in the last 25 years I have not been able to get Don to see the importance of drinking water. Recently I decided to try infused water (see attached photo). I infuse the water with a selection of fruit and/or herbs. Miraculously the reluctant Donald has decided he "likes" that water and is now drinking some (but not enough) water. If the dislike of water has been your excuse for not drinking, you might try this method. What is important is that somehow, someway, you DRINK WATER!
Sent with great love and concern for your well being -- JOAN