A Word…

I haven’t written much lately for a number of reasons. One being I’ve been very busy. Two being there’s too much going on in the world and will continue to be so that reporting it before it happens seems like it will just cause a sense of paranoia and hopelessness. Unless I feel there is information which people can act on to change the future of something, I will remain silent.

I also don’t have an interest in doing personal readings right now because it’s too easy for me to become overwhelmed and worried about people. If anyone desires protection please use the Lesser Pentagram Ritual on a daily basis and know that I have asked my guides to help anyone looking here for protection so even if I don’t respond to you, it doesn’t matter, just reaching out and plugging into the energy of the Universe through whatever means you feel comfortable doing is most important. We all have our own path to God and I encourage everyone to find their own path as this is the way to enlightenment. No one can teach you, no one knows better than your own soul how to connect to the Great Spirit than you do. You are a unique soul – a collection of unique experiences, unique spiritual energy and physical experiences that are both at one  and are entirely special to you.

Meditation is the first place to start and once you have found a meditation system that works for you keep at it. My only caveat is to always remember that psychic protection in this polluted world is of the utmost importance and should never be disregarded no matter what tradition you choice to follow. There are some traditions that will tell you psychic protection isn’t necessary, but I have seen first hand a disturbingly high percentage of negative events happening to people who open themselves up in these traditions when all they have to do is add some simple protection. Perhaps when some of these traditions were invented the world was a smaller and more tribal place and not so disjointed and predatory.

It’s important to realize that if you raise your level of consciousness, you will also attract people who are as dark as you are light and will try to hurt you because they will see your loving nature as weakness to be preyed upon. One can be a spiritual warrior, both strong and loving. Gentle with those who deserve it and able to fight for those less fortunate or for oneself without feelings of guilt.

I think this is the primary mistake of many spiritual systems that they have separated enlightenment with survival. Allowing oneself to be a victim doesn’t make one a great martyr, but it is often a period we must pass through in our spiritual evolution as tests can and will come to those with spiritual power.

Let me be clear I do not advocate the use of spiritual power for malice under any circumstances – but this is an issue that most people will never have to really face. I also do not advocate using spiritual power to gain specific material gain in this world (such as in The Secret or other such “New Age” sorts of books.)

I believe one is here to learn and grow and one must surrender to the power of the Great Spirit and the greater good and flow of the Universe. That being said I do believe the Great Spirit can endow people with gifts that are meant to be used and when one follows their heart (this is where the Great Spirit contacts us most easily) our path is full of fulfillment. It isn’t always easy, it doesn’t necessarily bring us great wealth or fame, but it provides us with everything we need and the opportunity to be our best self.

BTW being rich and famous isn’t being our best self and some of the most miserable people on this planet live in the bubble of wealth and fame – they have everything they could ever want or need but no empathy or understanding. This is why over the years as Oprah embraced more and more New Age gurus and now on her network has a “master class” which I find completely offensive, as if because someone has been lucky enough to make some money or was at the right place at the right time and had half a brain as to how to utilize these opportunities they are somehow a “master.” A master of what? Everyone can’t be rich like Oprah, otherwise she’d be the norm thereby making her average.

Life isn’t this fantasy although many people would have us believe it is. The fantasy that if we just think something hard enough it will come true or worse if something bad happens somehow we deserve it. These very complex lines of fate, genetics, place, position, education and luck are not just the result of a single person pulling themselves alone by their own bootstraps and continuing to hold them up by themselves.

In days of old people were well aware of this, but as our culture has become increasingly narcissistic and the need to turn celebrities into demigods has inverted the truth, that no man is an island, and without a very complex social fabric and the right opportunities, breaks and the luck of having been born with talent and/or intelligence what appears to be a singular accomplishment made by one exceptional individual, is actually an accomplishment grown from a community of supportive people and helpful friends, good advice and the luck of assembling a great team of people to help the one front person and or beneficiary of many people’s sacrifice and hard work. It’s not just a magic sentence written on a piece of paper and repeated until one “believes in himself” enough to become a billionaire. Yes, having confidence does help, but it’s just the start of the chain not the chain itself.

Until I have something helpful to say I will keep my Lynx medicine to myself. For now I advise everyone to enjoy their family and friends, get their spiritual house in order and try not to get caught up in the prevailing anxiety that is ever-present. If I have any advice I feel will help people to make a better decision I will share it otherwise predicting things that one had no control over is simply anxiety producing and pointless.

Many blessings to all,

Denise

A Word…

2 Other Pages…

I’m going to start a page for prayer petitions for themselves or loved ones going through a hard time. If anyone is so inclined please participate. Sending good energy can’t hurt, right? The page on the site will be called: Prayer Petitions.

I must say that not all things can be cured this way but the prayers can at least help the person going through a tough time feel a sense of love and community. Always ask anyone who is sick whether they want people to pray for them before hand. This is of absolute importance. I will post requests e-mailed to me at: happypeopleusa@aol.com or you can post whatever you want in the comment section. We can all use help sometimes. I want to mention here however that it is my belief that disease can sometimes be emotional but is not always. I think we have a real problem now with magical thinking in America. In place of the Christian form of it which was, those who were good and pure begot wealth. We have this new secular version of it. This is seen from how fat ones bank account is to how healthy one is. The truth is that we can’t control everything with our minds as much as we’d like to think we can. If we could we’d all have gorgeous houses in perfect neighborhoods, perfect health and be wealthy beyond our wildest expectations. I’m not saying that being positive and trying to make lemonade out of lemons isn’t a good plan. I’m just saying “IT AIN’T MAGIC!” and The Secret, is bullshit. Sorry, it’s just a plain old unadulterated medicine show. There are truths to some of what is said in The Secret and one can affect one’s destiny, but it’s not as simple as sticking happy faces all over your mirror and memorizing a dozen (or more) positive affirmations. Things are far too complicated for that. One can not change their genetic structure, the toxins that inundate our lives, stress, other people who are nasty or sociopathic who we come into contact with, and a million other things. All we can control is our reaction to those things that happen to us. And that is for each of us to deal with how we need to deal with it. It’s not for anyone else to tell another person to “be positive” when they have AIDS or Cancer or imply that somehow they did something to deserve it.  This is tantamount to a “Blame the Victim” sort of mentality and frankly it is very upsetting. It shows how vapid, narcissistic and lacking in empathy we are as a nation. When I saw Barbara Ehrenreich,  on John Stewart talking about this I was relieved that I wasn’t the only one railing on about this topic. This quasi-scientific belief system is dangerous. Some people probably do have good intentions, but how would you feel if you found out you had liver cancer and told your friend and they said, “Just be positive. You’re going to get through this if you just thinking good thoughts.” Really, you’d want to strangle them. Not cool. Very lame. I guess she experienced this very thing.

And in reality anything negative that other people have to go through takes time from friends for real support, true empathic listening and lot’s of love. Things that we don’t value at all in our culture in the slightest. Things that hopefully we will learn through this crisis as we fall further into the black hole of rich and poor. Sometimes things just happen, sometimes people just randomly kill other people for no rational reason, take them off the streets and out of this world. For what? And is it ever the person’s fault who is murdered? NO! I don’t care if that victim walked down the street naked with a gun in their hand at 3 AM in South Central LA, that doesn’t give anyone the right to hurt that person. That’s all I’m saying here. Sometimes shit just happens.

And now for the other page I’m going to add. It seems that I get random information about people and places for no apparent reason. I believe this is from relatives trying to say hi to their loved ones and for some reason they’ve now decided to use me as a vehicle. So I’m going to just put down the information as received on the blog. No matter how crazy.

The page will be titled: Random Ghost Notes.

I looked up some of the names and their supposed occupations and found them to exist so I guess I should just put stuff out there and let those people who I’m getting messages for figure it out. I have also gotten information about abductions and criminal cases, but I will not put that up on the site, except perhaps a description of the victim and a feeling of where the crime occurred. If law enforcement wants to contact me via my e-mail that’s fine. I will then call them back and talk to them about whatever other information I received if I have anything. These things are strange and often disjointed. And I have no idea what the spirit/soul is trying to tell me. It’s like listening to a radio dial moving in the dark, skipping from one thing to the next. I have no context to put the information in so I can’t make heads or tails of it. But those who need the information will be able to I’m sure, which I’ve figured is probably why I’m receiving this info.

If anyone else gets info, put it in the comment’s part of the page. Maybe it will make sense to someone. You never know.

Best wishes,

Denise

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The Shadow Self

Many New Age concepts and ideas focus on the love and light side of human nature and neglect dealing with the shadow self. In ancient esoteric tradition the shadow self is as important to master as forging a connection to the higher self is.

By the shadow self, I mean the dark side of ones nature, the place where pain, childhood scars and wounds get hidden. Often it is this part of the self we work very hard to keep in the dark for fear of seeing ourselves as imperfect, wounded or incapable. It is the shadow self that plays the trickster giving us a visceral dislike of someone who reflects this part of us, or seduces us into a relationship that opens up the closet full of familial negative patterns and self-sabotage.

It is not that the shadow self wants to destroy the self, it is the shadow’s job to make us face our deepest pain, fear, sadness, remorse, shame and grief in an effort to heal and move past these events that marred our sacred wholeness. 

We live in a culture that promotes easy answers, quick solutions, magic pills and 7 steps to success. Oprah talks about “light bulb” moments, as if one moment, one concept or one idea can actually change the trajectory of someones entire life. In reality our experience is built in layers brick by brick, no one piece of information will solve everything, no one solution is right for everyone and while there are helpful principles and lessons, there is no Secret behind all of life’s dilemmas and no simple solution to just visualize what you want. Sure all those things are helpful tools that can transform a person’s life, but all the visualization in the world of meeting the perfect mate isn’t going to work if one is an agoraphobic shut in whose only human contact is with a handful of relatives who go grocery shopping for them. Unless that person’s soul mate is their mail carrier visualization isn’t what’s holding the person back from their dream, it’s their fear — their shadow self has overtaken and eclipsed their ability to do anything productive, including leaving the house. 

We all are on different journeys and have different shadow selves to heal, and be tricked by. There are no mistakes in life, just opportunities to learn and grow created by the part of us that needs to be healed. But when we judge ourselves based on these past experiences as failures, or idiots or whatever, we fail to see that what happened was perfect.

As painful as any situation maybe, it is a chance to go deeper, learn, grow and connect. Negative experiences afford us the opportunity to re-evaluate and stop the unconscious script we are playing out by becoming more conscious, so that we can make better decisions in the future and individuate fully without the constraints put on us by our ancestors’ issues (parents, grandparents, etc.)

When evaluating any spiritual system it is always (in my opinion) important that that system has taken into account all sides of the human psyche. Systems focusing so much on being positive without understanding, or reconciling the internal negative conflicts we all have can be very dangerous to our spiritual and emotional well being. These systems are more akin to drug addiction than actual spiritual work, affording people the chance to slip into a world of fantasy and narcissism where the ego is dowsed in positive affirmations without the proper reflection and integration necessary to actualize and manifest a person’s dreams.

This is why ancient mystic traditions were not only secret, but required intense study, dedication and meditation. People were brought through layers and levels of teaching depending on their innate wisdom and ability to grasp lessons on multiple layers. Not true of many of the easy fix New Age medicine shows offering a cure to everything in the form of some numbered panacea. (The 3 steps to ultimate weight loss, the 8 steps to becoming a millionaire, the 9 steps to happiness, etc.)

It’s easy to understand something intellectually, but without understanding the emotional and spiritual elements of a problem, it can’t be solved. For example one can not choose who one falls in love with. Intellectually, a person might know that person A is bad for them but love is a feeling, not an idea and therefore no amount of logic can remove that feeling. Instead that person has to go through all the feelings necessary to get to the place where they can let go, usually after immense grief and intense pain, to the point where those negative feelings eclipse the feeling of love and the person can no longer hold onto the warmth they felt for the other person without causing themselves great distress. Does that make the person stupid? Absolutely not. Yet we judge ourselves and others as if we should somehow be able to spontaneously turn into robots and be able to use logic to solve our emotional issues. 

I suppose my point here is the importance of knowing your shadow, of confronting it, making friends with it and letting it teach you. Otherwise if the shadow is ignored it will eclipse a person’s life and lead to terrible heartache, destruction and pain which hopefully will ultimately lead to understanding. But there is a better way, don’t ignore the darker side of your nature. I’m not saying to indulge it, actually exactly the opposite. I’m saying, know it, listen to it and reflect on it so you don’t feel the irrational urge to act on those feelings. This actually works believe it or not. Awareness is the first step, self-acceptance the next, toward controlling your life rather than being controlled by outside influences (actually more accurately your shadow self which if you’re not fully aware of, will feel out of your control as if stuff is happening to you rather than you are co-creating your life). Not that we always have the choice, the shadow self is a trickster and it tricks everyone at some point or another. But the better a person knows their dark side and allows communication with it, the clearer and the healthier the choices are as well. 

And best of all comes the realization that you are a God/Goddess of your own life. Meaning you are co-creator with the divine, part of the divine and given this tremendous gift of consciousness which you can use to achieve whatever goal you set for yourself as long as you are truthful with the wholeness of who you are.

The Shadow Self