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I’ve been wandering a bit, looking for a direction for this blog.  I think I’ve found it.  I’m a Lightworker and Adventurer, and here is my journey.  I hope you may find some benefit for you.

Adventuring: The Kumano Kodo (Japan)

Last Fall I was inspired by the documentary: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago to walk the Camino de Santiago, 500 miles through northern Spain.  I got a few minor and major kicks from the universe to get going on that journey, sooner rather than later, so in spring of 2017 I set the date and gave myself 2 months to prepare. I left for St. Jean Pied de Porte, France on July 26th and embarked on my 31-day journey.

When you are working on a dream, you must have one ready in the wings, and I received my next inspiration while still walking the Camino.  Some travelers spoke of another long walk — the Kumano Kodo — in Japan, also ancient, also spiritual, and 750 miles.   I was hooked.  Some weeks after completing the Camino in Spain, I declared my intention to walk the Kumano Kodo.  I set the date for the summer of 2019.

While driving to a Mastermind Retreat this past Friday I reflected on my goals and fixed on the Kumano Kodo.  I thought about the Camino and the manifestation process I’d experienced.  Yes, I had gone, I had made it until the end, and it had been a fantastic trip — and yet it set me back a bit in my finances.  And the Camino is a fairly economical walk.  From the research I’d done so far on the Kumano Kodo, the expenses would be higher this time, and this time I would not be walking solo — my fiancee was determined to join me on this trip.

So, I decided it’s time to push myself to the next level on this one.  New goal: going sponsored on the Kumano Kodo, including: travel to-and-from Japan for me and my fiancee, food and accommodations, updated hiking equipment, possible pet care expenses back at home, expenses for documentation of the journey, and work stipends.

My next thought is that I might approach Japan.  I read an article that the Japanese reached out to Spain to learn more about the Camino, wanting Japan’s Kumano Kodo to experience the same popularity.  I could help market for them by documenting my journey!

My next thoughts were:

  1. I know 2 people from Japan.
  2. I’m reading Tools of the Titans by Tim Ferriss, and I just got to the section entitled:  “Hacking Kickstarter.”  I could copy those pages and start from there.

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. . .  If you have any other ideas, please share the love! But before I go, I also have some news in the Lightworker arena.

Lightworking: A Little “Healing Touch”

I was inspired over the past few weeks to pick up my Healing Touch manual again.  I was certified in Level 1 Healing Touch a few years ago.  A therapist at work just received Level 3 certification in Healing Touch, and I received a wonderful healing from her.  And just this past week I received a sound healing/Reiki/massage that was also just what I’d needed.

I’ve been certified in Level 1 Reiki and Level 1 Healing Touch, and I’ve attended the Hands of Light weekend workshop.  I’ve also been told in multiple intuitive reports that I have the “healing touch”, and that it would be beneficial to use it.  It finally feels like it’s time.

Saturday I practiced the Self-Chakra Clearing and felt a difference.  I then practiced the Chakra healing on two family members who also felt a difference.  (My goal is to do the clearing on myself every day and to do it for others at least once a week and possibly my pets.)  I’ve also been reading The Healing Energy of Your Hands by Michael Bradford and am really enjoying it (half-way done).

Conclusion

I feel I have more direction now.  I am a lightworker and adventurer: manifesting adventures, spreading the word of self as creator, and embracing my abilities as a healer.  I thank the Great Spirit, angels and all entities of light for their continued guidance, love, and protection. And thank you for another day.

Much love and many blessings. ❤

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If you ever have a chance to sit in on an intuitive report session, I highly recommend it.  This past weekend I was thrilled to be able to visit the School of Metaphysics in Palatine, Illinois to witness 2 live intuitive report sessions and hear multiple reports.  The first session of reports was exactly what I needed — chockfull of insights that I needed to hear.  The second set had some pleasant gifts and surprises.

Intuitive reports come from the Akashic records, basically an inner level (of the mind) library that has records of anything ever thought, said, or done.  Some, like Edgar Cayce, have delved into the records alone.  Those in the School of Metaphysics train as partners.  The “conductor” guides the “reporter” into the deeper levels of mind and asks the important questions.  The “reporter” then serves as a conduit for the information to be spoken through.

What follows is the notes I took from Saturday’s session, for those things that interested me or resonated with me. It is a mish-mosh of ideas from past life reports and past life crossing reports (reports of a relevant previous lifetime shared by the same two people).  See if anything strikes you.  If you would like me to expound on any, please comment below (or message me), and I can go deeper:

  • Meditate on the cycles of nature.
  • Connection with nature and connection with others.
  • We are not in a race; we have everything we need where we are NOW.  It is a deepening we must do, not a going outside oneself.
  • Stream of consciousness writing until getting to what one loves. — Forming new identity.
  • Trust that the answers are within.
  • Express self and understand situations this one was in.
  • Being true to the inner nature.
  • I am. . .  statements.
  • This one may see this as a “persona” at first, but it is her true nature.
  • Meditate on “What is my true nature?”
  • “Emergence of the butterfly.”
  • ENTRAINMENT
  • Purity of thought and action — works of Confucius; Start with Confucius and expand further.
  • QUITE the mind.
  • Scattering of attention to find answers = not productive
  • FOCUS — Resonate with high vibration.
  • Bodhisattva in the past!
  • Talks, workshops, teaching, writing.
  • Do not “get ahead of the self”
  • Grounded, authentic, true = concentration and settling and deepening
  • be aware/wary of tendency to scatter self in ideas
  • Make a commitment to spiritual growth.
  • Entrainment with highest good
  • If attention scattering and emotions high = be wary, it’s distraction
  • If feeling less than, not as far along as would like to be = look in the mirror; look past the mind and the physical into the mind and heart
  • Connect with the heart, live from the heart.
  • In the heart there is no greater or lesser, only giving, loving, and receiving.
  • Connect to what is within.
  • PROJECT giving, loving, receiving. (Beneficial to others always.)
  • Focus on the heart for intuition — it will come forward on its own.
  • Wanting the best for the other helps the self grow; grow on its own and bring together; develop self to greater degree; excel separately to bring back to the relationship.
  • Expansiveness through sharing of perspectives.
  • Exploration creates the doorway to open one’s own nature, advancement, growth, fulfillment, expansion.
  • The desire to understand is a strength.
  • Atlantean report! — In Egypt in “The Temple Beautiful” — sound, voice, physical movement, string and wind instruments — 4th cycle of Atlantis
  • This one has the power to shift.
  • Meditate and concentrate on compassion — Kuan Yin stories.
  • Focus on “Highest Thoughts” — Highest view of humanity
  • Responsibility for choices made = Karma
  • Friendly competition, only.
  • Truly love and care for well-being of others == way to open heart.
  • Greatest Needs — What are people asking for?  What this one does affects others.  Be a force for good for others.
  • Focus on self-understanding and understanding the other.
  • Based upon well-being of one for the other.
  • Give to the relationship, to the well-being of both; this will build the relationship this one desires.
  • Expectations detract from true love.
  • Want to understand the other; openness to receive the other
  • Power = Cooperates, Builds, and Evolves
  • Enlivens, strengthens, look to those who fought for peace or justice: Gandhi, MLK, Mandela

Much love and many blessings. ❤

A Little Precognition

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I wonder how often I have precognitive dreams.  I have not yet been able to fully understand the ones I’ve had so far. One or two were blatantly precognitive.  For some took me a while to make the connection.  None of them have been exact replicas of the future, which makes them harder to recognize.  They are often symbolic, like my other dreams — but instead of replaying scenes from my past, they show me possible scenes from my future.

This morning I dreamt of one of the patients at the healing center where I work as an office assistant.  In “real life”, his family had grown up knowing my family, and we reminisced and connected the last time I saw him.

This morning I vaguely remembered having a dream about him. I believe he was at the center, and I knew in the dream that he had scarring and was receiving healing/treatment for serious damage done to his body after delivering his baby.

It didn’t even occur to me until a couple of hours ago that I had SEEN HIM today in real life!

I’m not sure what to make of this dream yet.  If I take it a part and look at symbols and themes, what strikes me first is the symbols of “baby” and “birthing”, and also the damage done to the body.  Birthing the “idea”, damaged the one birthing it.  What also strikes me is what should strike anyone — a male gave birth to a baby!  In the School of Metaphysics we speak of the opposite sex in dreams as the inner , subconscious aspects of Self.  Whatever this idea or concept is . . .  it’s seems to be something to be cautious about.  I feel it is  saying something about not sacrificing or damaging the body or the Self, the vessel, in pursuit of goals/dreams.

Much love and many blessings. ❤

Imaginative Dream

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I’m remembering my dreams again!  Let’s run with it!

I dreamt I was participating in a murder mystery dinner play — except maybe no murder, and there were two of us to dinner.  I was playing the roll of the hostess, inviting a gentleman to dinner.  I remember asking the butler what his name was and trying to remember it.  Then I was thinking about what my name should be and settled on “Teresa”, though I didn’t really like the name for it.  At one point there were a group of mostly men huddled around by the couch talking about someone who had gone missing, but I think they waved me away to get focused on my guest.  I remember my guest arriving, but I don’t remember much about him.  A little later I ended up back in an attic-y looking side dressing room.  People were changing into Halloween costumes, and I debated whether I should as well.  I remember there being some antique-ish crafts in the room, one a house, and I believe it was falling apart a bit.  I remember passing a mirror and looking at what I was wearing, a bit disappointed.  It didn’t seem very fancy (more hippy-like, as I look back on it.)  It was a single-toned tank, maybe pink or salmon, and a long sherbety, matching floor length skirt and puffy skirt.

There was another dream, but all I can remember is that there was some kind of talk/presentation with a prominent woman leading it.  There were many folding chairs in the audience, and one of the women in the audience was looking to connect with the leader afterwards.

The first dream draws my attention.  What strikes me most about the first dream is the imaginative quality of it.  It’s not real.  We were playing at the whole dinner.  This may be related to a few things: having a movie on right before bed (Brian was watching part of Fellowship of the Ring), my recognition that my perceptions are sometimes projections from my own head (not reality), and/or my continued effort to activate my imagination when creating vision in my life.

What also stick out to me are the changing of my identity (name) and the focus on dress and costume.  In the School of Metaphysics, dress was recognized as a symbol of an outward expression of self.  In this dream I was playing at a new identity and a new self-expression — and I wasn’t really satisfied with either choice! This makes sense, as I am seeking to identify the ideal image of my future profession and have also been working on expressing myself more (and now expressing myself more clearly.)

Happy dreaming!  Much love and many blessings. ❤

Dreams of Healing

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I wish I’d written down my dreams immediately this morning.  What I do remember is this:

  • In the dreams I considered myself a “healer.”
  • I was in a room with individuals, but I don’t remember any touch interaction.
  • In one dream a woman was talking to me directly about the value of “struggle.”  And how it made her grateful for her life.
  • There was overall a feeling of gratitude.
  • In at least one dream, children were involved.

I’ve been looking into healing touch again. I was poking around in Barbara Brennan’s Hands of Light book.  And today I’m poking into a book a friend lent me: The Healing Energy of Your Hands by Michael Bradford.  Sometimes I ask myself if I’m just distracting myself from other things that I currently have in the works.  And sometimes I think: You’re being guided that way.  And anyway, maybe that doesn’t matter if it makes me happy.

Much love and many blessings to you all. ❤

 

Spiritual Dreams

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If you happen to have caught me on Facebook: “Teri Karl Joy”, I promised to share about some interesting dreams I’d had this week.  I’ve been blessed to remember a lot of my dreams this week, but I’m PARTICULARLY excited about the spiritual dreams I had (even one just today!)

TODAY

I dreamt I was at my parents’ house.  A cat had gotten in, a white and orange one (female).  I was annoyed at this and shooed it back out the balcony door.  Then I remember being below on the porch and seeing a black and white male cat looking forlorn.  Then he saw the female cat emerge and was happy again.  They actually sat, hugging each other.

Also today, something about a guy or two who were guides for me somehow.  (like tour guides).  I remember sleeping next to one (not sexual).

ALSO, I was at some kind of event, maybe a workshop.  There were a few people that I was acquainted with, and I gave them a quick hug, but then I recognized Mary Morrissey (one of my mentors) in the group. When I got to her, I have her a big, long, real hug.  She told me that there was a secret to the universe in each of the slides (Powerpoint Presentation), but it would only last a second.

I believe today was also the night I dreamt that there had been severe flooding, and I’d driven my car into the water, and it had gotten stuck.  (I’d lost it.)

EARLIER THIS WEEK

I dreamt I was high up, mountain climbing.  I suddenly realized what I was doing, where I was, and I became a little terrified.  I was a little careless and knocked down a bolder.  My dad was some lengths below me, and didn’t get hit by it (but I was struck upon reflecting later how careless I’d been about it.)

There was a tarantula following me around everywhere.  I was in the dining/living area of my parents’ house.  I wasn’t frightened, just mainly annoyed.  At some point I immobilized it (maybe even killed it), but I don’t remember doing it.  It may have had something to do with the legs.

And THEN I dreamt I was leaving a space because there was a stampede of animals coming behind us.  I had scooped up these two small animals that had legs that were limp like rag dolls.  I entered this area where people were all sitting around, in a circular formation, and something came out toward us.  At first I thought maybe it was a unicorn or something, but it ended up being a person, a young man.  He looked like he was high school level, and I think he had very curly hair.  I think he was singing a song from Godspell.  He was singing “All Good Things Around Us”.  So, I started singing with him in harmony, because I was in Godspell in high school, and I knew the song.  I told him this.  He was excited about it.

Immediately following was another dream where I was in a setting like a university library.  There were 2 women, an older woman and a woman around my age.  We were sitting at a table together, and they took out a card.  The older woman asked me about what cards I use, like which type they were.  It seemed like she was asking if they were for good energy or lower energy.  And I said, “Well, they’re angel cards.” So, that seemed to satisfy her.  And then she pointed out a card, and there was a person on the card, and she was motioning toward the ankle, the foot.  She said something about “purpose” or something similar.

The card dream is the one I am most excited about.  If “feet” are spiritual foundation, as I learned in the School of Metaphysics, the woman (a wise, mentor-type figure), is telling me to make my spiritual foundation my purpose.  I have gotten this message multiple, multiple times from my angels.  But, sometimes it’s good to hear it through other avenues!

Godspell also caught my attention.  It is a musical based on the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible.  Back in high school I bought a karaoke version of the Godspell CD so that I could practice the songs, and I still have it now on my iTunes.  Over the weekend I decided to put my iTunes on shuffle while doing chores, and I heard 4 or 5 Godspell songs back-to-back.  I figured maybe I had accidentally just shuffled the Godspell album, but then the very next song was not a Godspell song.  (The angels know that I love coincidences!)  

When I asked out loud “How can I build my spiritual foundation?”, the answer I received was “Be still.”  A beautiful answer.  And it also occurs to me as I’m typing this that a little Godspell karaoke might also be of some assistance. 😉

OTHER SYMBOLS OF NOTE FOR ME TO CONTINUE TO WATCH FOR: Animals, teenage-aged men, parent’s house.  These could be related to old ways of thinking, patterns of thinking, and developing subconscious parts of myself.

I’m going to get back into dream interpretation.  (But in the meantime I would like to share a few more “Camino” posts.)  The plan is to start a weekly video on youtube.  I will share the link in my next post about dreams.  If you have any you’d like to share, please do.

Much love and many blessings. ❤

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(On the plane.) Here we go — the story begins.  The funny thing is, here I am leaving for the trip of a lifetime, and I’m worrying about that there are 36GB of cellular data on my phone.  What??  How did that happen?  I’m worried I’m costing the family plan an arm and a leg.  This is why I like controlling everything.  I like to know what’s going on.  I’m seeing from this. . . lost that thought — oh yeah!  that I must take one day at a time, steps at a time.

(Written in the notebook margin.) I am now determined to use the sides of the notebook, too.  No waste!  Write, write, write!  This will be a discovery journey.  What do I need?  What don’t I need?  What are my strengths?  What are my challenges?  I do want to stick to $40 (spent per day), but I would love the freedom to spend however I choose.  At least this will force me to go the more traditional route and meet more people.  I wonder who I will meet on my journey. . .  I hope they come from all over!  And I hope they speak English!  English is truly a blessing for its universality.  That is truly, truly a blessing.  And I feel really bad that I did not give a donation for the passport.  I will have to give a good donation next time.  Just even my first day in France will be a blessing!  Everything else is a bonus!  I’m . . .  lost that thought.  Oh yeah.  I’m not sure I will want to come back.  I’m enjoying tutoring less again.  Time to perk it up!  But also find ways of working that fit my dream.  Tutoring is simply not my dream, just as nothing but Shaklee is Brian’s dream — although, there is also the idea of the health center.

I was terrified today.  Terrified and scared.  And I don’t like this pen.  And I feel sick.  The Snickers bars were NOT a good idea.  I probably should have bought some food with the $6, but I didn’t.  I wonder if I could exchange it.  For $1 Euros.  So silly.  At least I have money for the transport.  I can’t believe we only have 1/2 hour.  I guess I should have taken a look at that .

But I can take a book or two.  I hope I get to say on the same plane — when in England.  I dislike getting on and off.  I’d like to feel some freedom with what I do there.  Maybe I could send my journals home – and items I no longer need.  my back back is ridiculously huge.  Watching a bit of the movie in front of me.  Almost want to watch a movie, but don’t.  I’ll read el Camino books.

Really excited about what I will see there.  Kind of wishing I had more phone access now, but I will look for wi-fi.

Perused the guidebook — even more excited about the trip now!  Pretty hungry, though.  What will I do with the notebooks is send them ahead on the 25th day.  I don’t know how this will work.  I’ll see how much I write in them, too.  10 pages per day.  It will take me 15 days to finish the 2 notebooks. (I only finished one notebook.) Maybe I will buy one more along the way.  And send all 3 ahead.  I can be frugal.  I think I need to really enjoy this, though.  Spain looks absolutely wonderful!  And limit technology, yes.  I will need to hop on wi-fi immediately at the end of the day to be able to talk to the U.S.  3pm will be 10pm!  (I was backwards here. . .)  Will definitely have to be during a break, I think.  Or maybe on a weekend when Brian can stay up a little longer.  5pm call?  Texting?  And I have 1 text a day, anyway.

We are in Canada now (overhead).  The blessings from everyone really meant a lot to me.  particularly the one from Grandma.  Really sweet.  I wonder what Dad told them. (text omitted)

This notebook is not the most important part of my experience, though it is important.  My spiritual journey is more so.  It’s me, God, and the angels right now!  I definitely have to come back here with my family —  Brian in particular.  If this goes well, and I’m anticipating it is going to go very well — I think I may actually come back many times.  I may bring others here.  Can’t wait to start walking!  Gotta keep that adrenaline, right!  Argh!  So excited!  I just kind of wish I had Brian with me.  But I know I need to go there alone.  It would probably be good for him to go it alone — or something similar — too.  I don’t know if I’ll ever do the Appalachian trail.  It’s not really my thing.  I don’t feel a need to prove myself amidst the crazy elements.  I’m really excited about meeting many different people.  I will just need to be sure that I get some Teri alone time.  It will probably need to happen when I am on the trail. I wonder if the one woman in the documentary was mostly alone.  I think my “theme of the journey” is “connection.”  Could also be “gratitude”, but I feel “connection” is stronger.  Connection with myself and connection with spirit/God/Goddess.  Maybe I will even figure out what I want to call them.  Thought a bout getting up and going to the bathroom because my seat partner did, but I don’t need to.  I think I’ll wait.  Better to practicing holding the bladder?  Not sure.  I think my seat partner looks a little like the (unintelligible writing) guy.

Still trying to understand humility. . . (to be continued)

 

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