May 15

Spirituality in Trips to the Grocery Store

One of the many ways that my Trinity Energy Progression practice has helped me change is how I experience my trips to the grocery store. I use to view these trips as another errand that I didn’t particularly enjoy. First, there would be the crowded parking lot, the initial glimpse of the extra time (I didn’t have) that this errand would take.The next indication was the dearth of carts, with only wobbly-wheeled ones left for navigating the crowded aisles of the store. But the produce was so colorful that I would feel a renewed sense of joy, only to find the avocados were as hard as rock and the store was out of organic spinach as well as my favorite coconut milk, while having a bountiful assortment of “healthy sweets” (chocolate-covered everything) and lots of really salty “healthy snacks” as an alternative  for those with a sugar “addiction” like me. By the time I maneuvered around the store and made my way to the check-out line, I felt a combination of guilt, frustration, pride, and anticipation for what I had chosen to buy (or not buy) only to realize that I had left my “save the Earth” shopping bags in the car when I had finally found a parking place. Guilt completely overtook me as I knew I would not go back to my car to get them.

As I would approach the check-out lines, I would not be “feeling the love” for myself or for much of anything else while I was trying to quickly calculate which line would have the least wait time based on the number of people in line and the number of items in their carts, as well both the customers’ and cashiers’ commitment to take the check-out process “seriously.” And to determine who would do everything as quickly as humanly possible while I judged their success or lack thereof, especially when I more often than not chose the wrong/slowest line. Waiting in line was the most challenging part of the trip for me.

I was an undergraduate English major in college, so when I think about waiting, I often think about Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot.” It is a play about two men waiting to meet Godot, who never comes. It always makes me think about how much time we can spend waiting for the future, or waiting for things that never happen. On another level, the play is about how time is part of our humanness, and how to make time matter while recognizing its fleeting nature. It is also about the paradox of time and how we can change our perception of the passing of time – how time “flies”and feels “time-less” when we are enjoying ourselves, and seems to “stop in its tracks” when we aren’t. Time “stopped in its tracks” for me at the grocery store.

In one of Eckart Tolle’s YouTube videos “Waiting with Presence,” he talks about how the old state of consciousness is waiting for the next thing whereas the new state of consciousness is not really waiting, just being where you are and enjoying that. As I have come to understand in my Trinity practice, everything in the moment is just the way it is – perfect! I now see this stopping of time as often the result of the past and future “crowding out” the Now, whereas time “flying” and feeling “time-less” is the expansiveness of being in the NOW, fully being where you are in the moment.

The ongoing journey with my practice has changed my grocery shopping trips (among other things) into a journey in itself, as I gave up waiting as a state of mind. I now see waiting as an opportunity to be present, and think of waiting as a gift – the gift of time to be present and free of judgment. I also see waiting as a time to connect, not just within me as part of my own spiritual practice. In an interview with Ram Dass by Eliot Jay Rosen, he asked Ram Dass about doing your spiritual practice while waiting in line at the bank. Ram Dass replied:

“Exactly. But you’re not doing a spiritual practice that involves going away from waiting in line at the bank. What I used to do is wait in line and I’d do mantra or breathing. I’d go into my vipassana meditation. But now I’m interested in whether waiting in line at the bank can itself be the thing. I notice my impatience, notice the feeling in my feet as I am standing there, notice the different levels of reality of the people I’m looking at. Am I seeing a bank teller or am I seeing the Divine Mother as a bank teller? I allow myself to play with the moment more, still dealing with the stuff of the moment rather than going away.”

Going to the grocery store is no longer just a trip for me where I have to wait in line. I especially like Eckart Tolle’s suggested response to someone who apologizes about having kept them waiting: “That’s all right, I wasn’t waiting. I was just standing there enjoying myself – in joy in myself.” This is now my grocery store journey where I embrace the waiting without judgment, and experience love and gratitude for being connected in the moment, for this moment. I play with the moment. I rarely forget my “save the Earth” shopping bags, but when I do, I joyfully go back to my car for them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandi Newton
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

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May 05

Through the Eyes of Love (True Love)

Have you ever considered who in your life really loves you? Who loves and appreciates you for exactly who you are, with NO conditions and NO strings attached? Can you think of anyone? Many of us can think of a few people who at least partially fit this description, and yet not fully. Most love is conditional and attachable. It can be fleeting and unpredictable. Conditional love isn’t true love….at least not in the divine sense. It’s not the Oneness-based, connected kind of love, and it’s usually attached to outcomes. The ego gets its footing by navigating and judging those outcomes. Unconditional love is not attached to outcomes or conditions. It does not judge; it simply IS. Have you ever experienced this kind of love?

I had an experience recently that helped me put the concept of love back into a divine perspective. It was through my beloved dog, Wags. Dogs have a way of loving unconditionally like no other beings can. Have you ever considered the magnitude of what they give? There are no strings attached. They love their owners no matter what, forever and ever. They smile at you, stare at you, and will do anything for you. Their purpose is to bring you happiness and joy and they will do it all the days of their life. My dog, Wags, was the perfect example. She was a social dog and loved people. She had a magical way of lifting people up and bringing smiles to their faces. She was beautiful inside and out, and she would do anything for our family; always holding the vibration of unconditional love.

Wags was a part of our family for 10+ years. She entered our lives at a vulnerable time and she was the perfect addition. We had been waiting to get a family dog and the time had come in 2006 in North Carolina. We had just moved from California and my oldest son was chronically ill. He had lost his zeal for life and could barely function.  He needed a devoted pal, so it was time to seek out our beloved pet. We found Wags at a pet adoption event. I walked into the store and it was love at first sight.  I knew she was the one and I could feel it all over! She was three years old and she was the most perfect dog in every way.  I didn’t see any flaws (even if she had some); I just saw love and beauty.

Wags became a therapy dog for my son, Michael. He needed to feel loved and important. Wags gave him an important job to do—he took her for walks, fed her, brushed her, and took her to bed at night. Wags was so happy to be the object of fondness and appreciation. She was a significant part of Michael’s healing process throughout the year. With each passing night she became more a part of us. We had some fun adventures! Over the years, Wags taught our family many things. To my youngest son, she taught him patience, gentleness, and kindness. He would often have an unpleasant mood swing because he didn’t understand his role in the world; he gave Wags some opportunities to be forgiving. She was really good at it! It was an ongoing learning experience for him—how to treat an animal with kindness and respect– and Wags volunteered happily to be the demo dog.

My husband had his special moments with Wags, too. He would come home from a very stressful day at work and Wags would greet him at the door. She would jump up on him with excitement and enthusiasm, tail wagging and smiles on her face. He appreciated the recognition that he was an important person. Many of his days were filled with exhaustion, confusion, and doubt and Wags was there for support. For myself, Wags was my special buddy, my heart’s companion.  I knew there was something really, really special about her. I took her for walks many a day and cuddled with her on the floor. A day didn’t go by where I didn’t say “Thank you Wags.” I had deep fondness and appreciation to her, for showing up in my family’s life.  That magical day at the pet store…. it was definitely FATE.  Wags and I had unspoken stares back and forth to each other. It was as if to say, “Hey, I know you!”   It was a telepathic connection of soul companions.  Well, one day it dawned on me.

We were in our new home in Fate, TX and Wags would come up to the kitchen several times a day, just to stare at me. There was a deep fondness in her stare. I would stare back. After many weeks of this, I suddenly realized who she was. “She has the soul of my childhood dog… Oh my gosh, she is Buttercup!!!”  Tears of gratitude ran down my face because I knew it in my heart of hearts it was her. My special dog from my youth, BUTTERCUP.  My soul companion, my best friend! She’d stood by my side through thick and thin: when I was heartbroken, when I was sad, when I was empty, when I was mad. Always there to comfort me and console me, even when I wanted to give up on life.  Always knew what I needed.  She helped me give voice to my feelings.  I lost her when she was 13yrs and my heart never quite healed. The longing for my dog continued and I often had dreams about her. My “new” dog, Wags, brought her back to me!  I was ELATED with excitement and joy.

I felt deep gratitude to Wags for months. It was her fate was to follow us to Fate, TX! She appeared to help me heal my past. She was to mirror the divine back to me….to show me that I was the Divine. I had to put her down – as Buttercup – due to kidney failure, and I never recovered.  The condition popped up suddenly and I didn’t want her to suffer. I was only 19 yrs. old and heartbroken. I paid her vet bills to try to save her and it was a lot of money for a college student, yet she was my best friend.  She didn’t recover, and the inevitable happened. A part of me was always missing and I carried the pain for years. It was the pain of GUILT, for not spending enough quality time with her in her final months.  I was a busy college student struggling to go to school full time and work to pay the bills.  There was just no time left for Buttercup. I did what I could and it never felt like enough. Slowly, Buttercup slipped away. I didn’t realize the magnitude until it was too late.  She was always there when I needed her most; however, I wasn’t there for her when she needed me (that’s how I perceived it), so I carried this guilt for decades. When Wags showed up and revealed herself as Buttercup, I knew she came here to help me heal. She loved me so much to do this! She reminded me that everything was OK. She helped me accept what I did. She showed me that I was the divine and everything was perfect. She imparted a beautiful message that I did a wonderful job as her owner. She’s a dog with so much unconditional love and resolve, as Buttercup and as Wags. She was a teacher and a healer. ?

Wags continued as a loyal companion.  An event happened recently that reminded me of how special she was! It’s the unimaginable day when your pet has puzzling symptoms that take you to the ER. She was out of sorts that weekend and progressively got worse. Her symptoms declined and turned into multiple seizures. It was scary (to the ego). We had to come to terms with the possibility that it might be her time. All sorts of feelings and memories came popping up and we had to deal with them. We were given an opportunity to share more love and gratitude to Wags…for ALL of the wonderful things she has done for us. We thanked her for always caring, always loving, always being by our side.  This was our moment to really share our hearts and to say all of the things we wanted to say over the years.  It was tough and it was necessary.  Fortunately, Wags wasn’t ready to go yet and she was showing us once again that she wouldn’t not leave our side. Through this whole ordeal, she taught us many things [there she went again, being a teacher and a healer ?].  Some of the lessons were individual and some were for the whole family.  We were motivated to do things differently. One of my personal lessons was to realize that I didn’t resolve my past guilt 100% – there was still a piece left. Time to let it go! I decided to spend quality time with my precious girl while we still had her. It felt good. Our family came together and we treated each other with more respect and courtesy, all to do with Wag’s care and treatments. We all had a voice equally and shared our feelings. We saw through Wags’ eyes of love and oneness.

Wags originally came to “save us” in a sense, by bringing love, joy, and healing to our family. In turn, we “saved” her when she was in crisis. Animals really do speak. They do feel and they do communicate! Dogs have a love so deep, a love so pure, a bond so tight. They will never leave your side until their purpose is fulfilled and they have taught you FULLY what they came here to teach.  That’s a dog’s purpose and unconditional love. ?

I am now finishing up this blog a few weeks after starting it. I put it on hold because many things changed, and I gave it time to settle. Wags taught us yet another lesson after all of that! She took a turn for the “worse” and her health declined, just two weeks after she was revived. I became concerned and took her back to the vet– he did more bloodwork and tests. I had a feeling this might be her end. She came to me in a dream and showed me 5 open doorways. She walked through each one of them to show me there was a message on the other side. She wanted me to follow her through each day — one doorway at a time. One doorway represented one day of the week. I knew I had to trust. There were no more doorways past Friday and I felt like the messages would be complete.  My gut feeling was that Wags wouldn’t be here after that and that Friday would be her last day… yet I didn’t want to believe it.

The messages she gave me were so perfect in every way.  One of them was to tell me to resolve all issues with her and deem them as complete — to do this together in a healing session (to which I did). Our time together was perfect in both lifetimes and we both did what we came here to do. Another message was given to me in the grocery store, LOL! A song came on radio and it said, “It feels so good to be home” over and over again. It was a sign that Wags was ready, confirmation.  She also told me to see everyone as she sees me….see everyone as the DIVINE. My love quotient went up 10,000 notches while in the store. A burst of love came over me and I recognized it was a gift from Wags.  It was to help me receive love and give love more freely. I had no words, I couldn’t speak. I felt SO much love for everyone in the store, no matter who they were. I looked around and just saw the DIVINE in each one. It was beautiful! A very deep, pure, authentic love, and SO deep. It was an out-of-this-world experience and it cut through many layers. Wow, it was powerful!

Yet another message came through that week and I couldn’t miss it! Wags came to me through a flying beetle.  It flew right at my head and landed in front of me, LOL!  The beetle message is resurrection and immortality.  It brings our attention to renewal, spiritual maturity, and the powerful influences of the invisible side of life.  Of course (SIGH) – there couldn’t be a more perfect message for me to prepare the way for Wags to cross over. Yes, it was her time to go home, and I finally accepted it. I can’t put words to it exactly and I had a deep knowing that all is complete.

I brought all of the messages together and they became complete as one. We had both reached our spiritual maturity and it was time for us continue on different planes. It’s no coincidence that Wags crossed over on Good Friday and we buried her the same day. She resurrected on Easter Sunday and we visited her grave. My family and I were there together and we felt endless love all around. I also felt resurrection energies…they came from Wags and from ALL of the pet/doggie souls. It was powerful and I heard the words, “It is finished.” It reminded me of the Christ. I felt a deep sense of freedom and lightness come over my body; we paid tribute to Wags and thanked her for all that she was/is.  She was showing herself from the powerful side of the invisible, through the eyes of love. We feel her presence continue with us in the house; she is always around us, never truly gone. It’s a powerful reminder to trust the invisible and to allow messages to enter our lives through the magical doorways – they’re all around us. We just need to open our eyes and open them up.  We experience the physical for just a short time.  We experience the non-physical for eternity. TRUST. Through the Eyes of Love. So long, beloved Wags.  You are home free and in my heart forever.! Home is where the heart is.  A love so pure, so complete, with no attachments. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  Thank you for EVERYTHING! Shine on! Love you always my friend. ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Anthony
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

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Apr 25

The Last Time

If I had known it would be the last time I would have ….
Held on longer and squeezed a little tighter
Been present to the moment and let go of the fighter
Looked deeply into your eyes to find the love that we had grown
Taken your hand and stopped time as we have known
Told you all the things that were left unsaid and spoken only from my heart
Listened more closely and tried harder to do my part
A relationship no more, life turns on a dime
But how could I have known that it would be the last time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Taylor
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

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Apr 06

To Each… Their Own Journey

My awakening started 3 years ago. However, when I say those words, I know that this has been coming for many, many years before that pivotal moment 3 years ago.

It was more than just a realization for me. It was a deep pull inward that kept calling me to pay attention to it. My dreams were filled with faces, and words, and vivid ethereal landscapes and colors so bright I could not define them as any colors I have seen here in the 3D. Something in me had changed, and I could not describe it to anyone. I felt alone.  Then came Ezekiel. A strong and gentle guide. He kept prodding me forward. Kept saying his name to me. Ezekiel guided me and I eventually listened. At first, I was impatient with him. I realize now that it wasn’t until I let go and allowed him to really guide me that this is when I started to really listen and pay attention.  He guided me to Angela’s web site.  For many of us it is a deep pull like what I experienced, for some it manifests as an illness, or trauma of some kind that pulls at  the soul until you can no longer deny it. It is my understanding that each soul having their own journey, experiences their awakening in their own unique way. Each soul having their own pathway to remember. Each soul unique in their own expression of their experience.

My soul felt a shift to find my soul family. To find my path. To learn as much as I could because I yearned for it. I have yearned for something greater and more expansive since I was knee high, maybe smaller. I could at a very young age feel things and see things I understood others around me could not. The transitioning of a butterfly from our world to the next, I could feel its last breath. The watchers, the tall dark shadow people or spirits. They came and stood over me or near me. They would talk to me during dream state and in waking state. I shut it all down for a while, protecting myself until I was ready to explore this side of me.

The information came slowly at first; I was being guided by many now. Their names do not matter. Little waves of dots connecting a fine path that lead me here… To this moment. To this day. I have experienced many moments, some small, some big yet always guiding me and connecting me in some way to another doorway that eventually leads to another doorway and then another. Funny thing is that the learning I yearned for and how I understand it to be now is really known to me now as remembering who I am. Remembering the depth of myself, my worth, my soul path. The soul family that I have been reunited with here and in other avenues have given me so many gifts, many moments of remembering on so many levels. One such moment happened while on retreat on Orcas Island with the Trinity family.

I was guided to go, knowing that this would be an expansive moment for the group, for the collective and yes for me as well. I was not prepared for what came forward. It presented itself at first in a way that overwhelmed me physically and emotionally. I panicked. This was a moment during group meditation. I was surrounded by my soul family and in the midst of my panic attack which was a 3D moment, I looked towards Angela and connected in and there she was, there they all were supporting me forward.

During this meditation I saw a large being. He had a strong masculine presence and he shared with me, that there was another being coming soon. He asked me if I was open to this moment and to this being and I acknowledged that I was. The being had his back to me. I could not see his face but he was rather tall with really wide shoulders. He was bald. Sort of reminded me of Mr. Clean but on a much grander level. 🙂

His presence resonated as “I am the protector.”

I shared this with the group and moved on with our day together.

Nicole and I shared a room during the retreat. The last night of our retreat, after we had all settled in for the night, Nicole was meditating I went into my own space again. A space I enjoy going into every night and morning, meditative and beautiful. In that moment  I felt a strong shift in the room, nothing like I have ever felt before! I looked up and around. Lifted my head to get a better view and there they were. Flowing in waves through the walls towards me. From each side on every angle they were coming and as they came, or as I understand now, as the energy came it melded through me and then into my core. The energy electric as it held me in an immobile state for 20 minutes or more… with every wave, the electric pulse surged through me. With every surge, the pulse became stronger. It never hurt me. It only held me immobile until the clearing subsided. I could see the energy coming in from the forest outside of the house we were in and into the room and then into me. As the energy pulses came I could barely get out a few sentences. When I could I spoke to Nicole and described what I was feeling. She helped me through the moment, as the energies were intense and my body felt as if it were being gently electrocuted. I was surrounded in a loving embrace. His name…Metatron. The next day, as I woke from a blissful sleep, I was not the same. I had been given a gift. That gift did not truly reveal itself until my birthday several months later. I now call that gift “The Crackle.” It comes to me as an electric surge, powerful and filled with love. It helps me acknowledge what is true for me to understand and if concentrated on another soul or myself, it helps me heal them or myself.

I share this with you all now, because I understand this to be a gift given to me… yet it is something I have always had from many lifetimes past. This is my journey and I share my understanding and guidance with you knowing that your journey is so uniquely different and filled with your own pathways leading you to your own awakening and gifts, however it manifests to you. Namaste family. I love you all dearly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sevi Costaras
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

 

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Mar 22

Creation – The Cellular Connection

 

Purity of cellular creationThe origin of the word create is Latin meaning “to produce.” But it’s the Late Middle English definition, “form out of nothing,” that I prefer, because it sums up my feelings about creating, creation and creativity. It all comes seemingly from nothing.

Or does it?

Today, in my opinion, creation takes the form of how we define it. The rules that are applied to the energy determine what we create. I think of taking Playdoh and forcing it through a plastic form to create a shape. Extruding the Playdoh into a shape allows us to create that shape. What a fun idea!

Now in taking that a step further to more “grown up” fundamentals, let’s create a $10,000 balance in my bank account. What “rules” do I access, and how do I manipulate the energy to create this balance? Let’s see… lots of hard work and effort? Robbing a bank? Winning the lottery? Finding the money in an old purse? These rules really seem to make the creation process complicated and effort intensive. OK, so let’s simplify it some more and just have the balance appear in my account. Great! That sounds clear and straightforward. But is it? Would I trust that the money really was mine? Would I be afraid that someone would discover it was an error and take the money back, since by some “rules,” I clearly didn’t “earn” it (and what’s earning and who defines when something is “earned,” anyway)? So, it is my understanding that when we create, we do so through belief (which includes rules and definitions) as well as trust in that creation here. For anything! A belief and trust in the perceived creation process is necessary.

So what would happen if we eliminated the need for the rules and definitions? And just knowing something is created, freely and unencumbered by any rules or processes? So in keeping with the positive affirmation principle, I began looking for words to express this type of creation. All the words seemed to define it in terms of lack of it. Like UNdefined or ruleLESS. My thoughts led me to phones without wires, wireless, again LESS. Then it hit me that would be a “cellular” phone. Ding! Ding! Ding! It’s creation from the cellular level. Free from rules, definitions, beliefs, processes or emotions.Creation based only on universal unconditional perfect love is Cellular Love. That’s the ultimate in creative freedom.

I love the scientific law that “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another.”

Creation just rearranges how our current “energy” is expressed. Imagine being able to express your energy in ways that are free from the rules and definitions? How would that change everything? Spend some time exploring the ramifications of how you define or limit your creativity and ultimately your creations with rules, definitions, beliefs, processes, and emotions. I found it to be almost overwhelming, without even considering the intricacies of the interdependencies of everything! The picture I saw was quite the tangled knot. It was way too much to undo. So rather than fix the current creative chaos, simply create cellularly, pure in every moment!

Your “cellular plan” has unlimited data, talk and text – naturally…. so, go create!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Avignone
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

Permanent link to this article: http://trinityenergyprogression.com/creation-cellular-connection/

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