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As the Dream is Collapsing, Remembrance is Unfolding

I am keenly aware that the dream is collapsing. The walls are crumbling down. All the energies that once held the dream together are now in disarray and reconstruction. I feel it means a realigning of sorts, after a period of chaos. At one time, I was afraid of the dream collapsing, and now I am now in complete acceptance. It is an unstoppable force. This is how it must be. And it’s a BEAUTIFUL reformation. I am free. You are free. The dream is free. The energy that once held all of this as prisoner is free. I feel the momentum growing and I often ask myself, “Who am I?” “Who are you?” You may be asking yourself the same questions. The old world is no more. The false contructs are no more. The former identities are no more. There is a new world cycle and it thrives on a new vibration—one of love and liberation. The heart is ALIVE and FREE. This is what we’ve been waiting for! As exhilarating as it is, it can still leave a feeling of emptiness. Attachments are gone. Questions pop up in my consciousness: “What does this mean to me NOW?” “Who am I NOW?” If I’m not the Sandy that I’ve always known, who am I? Sometimes it feels like I’m in an expanse of the void. I feel nothing at all and I’m attached to nothing at all. Yet I know I am everything. As I live in the moment, I am reminded that it’s Okay. All that matters is the NOW. Trusting that we have all we need in each moment and that we don’t need to have all the answers, is important. We don’t need to know who we are now because it will come together at the perfect moment. As we create our new reality, we are creating our new identity. Our authentic selves unfold naturally. All we need to do now is to allow the walls to fall down and allow the detachment to continue. Then we must follow our bliss. TRUST that a new story is unfolding! Trust oneself, because we ARE the guidance. As the dream collapses, it appears like there’s nothing of substance left, and that’s what causes the feeling of void. It can be very uncomfortable at first, however, the void is where we create. As the dream collapses, remembrance begins to unfold. As remembrance unfolds, we live the *MAGIC.*

Lately, I’ve been having a challenging time coming up with the words to describe my feelings–I feel like I’m floating in a sweep of nothing. It feels like a void, and at times, I feel like there is no purpose left for me here. The world feels so different, yet it looks the same. How do you describe it? For me, there’s this sense of nothingness and yet a sense of wholeness at the same time. A perception that it contains nothing, yet it contains everything. I am initially bewildered by my lack of description, yet I have peace that all is well. I often visit my local park to feel more connected to the whole. Whenever I go, I feel alive inside. It’s truly a magical park and I am reminded each time I go that I AM living the magic. (Good) things come easily and frequently, so that certainly wouldn’t be living “nothingness,” would it? If I give myself a moment, I am reminded of who I am and I how connected I am to the wholeness at all times, with or without this park. The wholeness in this park is connected to even more wholeness beyond itself. It is connected to worlds and universes that transcend human understanding. It contains vision that amplifies imagination. I have seen and felt this with my own senses.

Today, I visited my beautiful park to feel that connection that I love to feel there. A story came to my mind and it felt good to my heart, so I’m going to share it with you. It represents some of the things I have been feeling and unable to describe. See how it makes you feel. Does it open up a piece of remembrance? The story goes something like this….

As I am walking in my wondrous park I am in awe of my beautiful surroundings. I feel a sense of being lost, even though my senses see and feel all sorts of wonderful things. I feel connected, yet alone. I feel the nourishment of the earth, the healing waters, the warmth of the sun, and the infinity of the sky. I hear a call in the distance and it speaks through the park presence. “Who are you?” it says. It beckons in the wind, a whisper so soft and clear. “I do not know” I answer back. “I am everything and nothing.”

I take a step forward on the mighty earth and I sense the ground moving beneath me. I sense the support and foundation even while moving. A dazzling snake slithers in front of me. “Who are you?” it asks. “I do not know,” I answer. “I am everything and nothing.” The snake answers, “You are everything. You are transformation and pure life force energy. You own the earth and you have great power over it. Now go forth without fear and regret. Be a creative force. As you live in the now, you become the future.” I thanked the snake and took a moment to process.

I continue to walk upon the earth until I reach a great lake. I stare at its sparkling waters and rolling waves. A swan swoops down and lands before me. “Who are you?” it asks. “I do not know,” I answer. “I am everything and nothing.” “You are everything. You are fluidity, grace, and beauty. Feel your emotions and trust your intuition. Dance in the flow of dream and desire. You are a Flow-er of Energy. As you live in the now, you become the future.” I thanked the swan and took a moment to process.

I depart from the great lake and turn around to look at the mountain. I stare at its majesty and awe. From out of nowhere, a huge phoenix descends upon the rock in front of me. It has an exalted presence that transcends the earth. “Who are you?” it asks. “I do not know,” I answer. “I am everything and nothing.” “You are everything!” says the phoenix. “You are strong and fierce and bold. You are a vital, transmutable force. Rise up from the ashes and feel your power. Light your fire and show the way. As you live in the now, you become the future.” I thanked the phoenix and took a moment to process.

I proceed up the mountain and ascend to its highest point. I become one with the air, one with lightness and infinity. At that moment, a shiny blackbird sweeps down and lands on my shoulder. Its radiance of truth almost blinds me. “Who are you?” it says. “I do not know,” I answer. “I am everything and nothing.” “You are everything,” says the blackbird. “You are mystery and magic and secrets unknown. Your perception penetrates the depths of the ages. Rise to the higher realms and live your purest potential. Love will lead the way. As you live in the now, you become the future.” I thanked the blackbird and took a moment to process.

As I allow the integration of these truths to assimilate into wholeness, I descend upon the mountain and nest in the valley. Just then a striking blue dragon appears from the clouds. It lands gracefully and elegantly. It’s a keeper of alchemical energies. The dragon says to me, “I have been searching for you through a thousand worlds and ten thousand lifetimes. I have found you. I am in awe. You are the Master of all time. You are Master of the earth and all the planets. You are Master of the elements and crystalline light. You are Master of the Universe and the Multiverse. You are Infinity; you are the Expansion. There is nothing you cannot do. You are CREATOR of all. “Now, go forth and use your Creative Force Energy! It’s the essence of your being! The path is crystal clear. Nothing is in your way. No obstacles, no limits. CREATE, CREATE, CREATE. YOU are the Living MAGIC.”

This is my understanding. Dream is Collapsing, Remembrance is Unfolding. As we allow everything to assimilate into wholeness (without fear or judgment), we come ALIVE. There’s nothing we need to hold onto; let it flow out and away. It’s a beautiful unfolding. WE are the masters of the Universe/Multiverse. WE are the LIVING MAGIC. No holding back, GO CREATE!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Anthony
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

Going Beyond!

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about “going beyond.” What does it really mean? Is it going beyond the ordinary? Going beyond normal? Going beyond limitation? Perhaps it is those things. And perhaps it is much more than all of these things put together.

We have a tendency to see only what we can see with our eyes, only what our senses can perceive; yet, there is so much more to this physical experience. We are all things in all ways.

When I am faced with challenges I do not understand, I am asked to go beyond. Trust the unseen. Trust what is unfolding in the invisible. There is an energy that accepts a new comprehension.

We have been versed in a lot of old programs. These programs formed at a very young age (and many lifetimes) and they have made us who we are today… or shall I say they have made us into the “illusionsary” self.  These programs will continue to shape us unless we choose to change them.

In a recent conversation with Trinity practitioners, we talked about what normal is. “Normal” is simply a word, which has an attachment to a certain definition. Having a specific definition puts it in a box and it limits our experience with it. We created words to explore communication in a separation-based paradigm. Words can have any definition we give them. If we’re going beyond, we can also take away the definition and just let them be. Words can have any energy we give them. Maybe normal is the collective of everyone’s normal… which ultimately means EVERYONE is normal. We simply have a unique, individual expressions of what that normal is! As we elevate the perception, we can feel the expanded truth. The truth holds the energy of being more than a limiting program. Our limitlessness puts it all in perspective. We are ALL of it. We’re the normal and the abnormal. We are the universal expanded view and all the players in it.

One reason the concept of going beyond came up for me is because I’ve been going through a lot of life transition.  Change and transformation have been the new reality. As I do my best to flow with change, there is inevitably some moments when I get a little tripped up. When I’m in this space of resistance, I ask myself “what is the matter?” Then I remind myself, “Isn’t this is what you’ve always wanted…what you’ve been waiting for?? To go beyond where any human has ever gone before? (IE” The reminder was followed by “Embrace it, Darling.”  And the gentle voice of the higher self said, “You know you can just let this go?”  Lol, it’s easy if we choose it to be and it’s hard if we choose it to be!

Relationships is an area that has been changing a lot for me. Attachments to some of my closest soul family has caused some grief and pain. As they come up, I am challenged to look a little deeper. What is the core to the resistance? Yep, old programs and paradigms. The ego has a firm grip on the familiar. Its former job was to keep me in a place of lack and limitation, and to zap the life out of me. It’s so easy to hang onto what used to work for so long. One habit was viewing everything from a lack mentality. As I moved into this awareness, I began facing regrets, sorrows, and a lot of “what ifs.” I recognized it as ego and unsupportive energies. It challenged me to see it in a new way. Some of the insights that came up…

Why do we do relationships the same old way over and over? Just because our parents and grandparents did it this way and passed it down to us, doesn’t mean we have to perpetuate such expectations. Many of the cultural standards of how to act in a relationship, and the boundaries therein do not define the individual authentically. There are ways to go beyond that, and if embraced, will build each person up and bring out their best selves. Cultural norms aren’t a be-all-end-all. They’re in a box, too, just like words… which means they are limiting. Anything attached to the old ways will limit us. If going beyond is doing things differently and utilizing the new energies of freedom, then it’s time to go beyond! I reassessed my vision and my priorities. I aligned myself with truth and the higher perspective, beyond fear and doubt. I made the decision to LET IT GO! In this moment, I realized there was nothing to lose and everything to gain!  I made the decision to re-invent my relationships and start from scratch. “She let go of the fear, she let go of the judgments. She just let it go!”

As worlds lift and paradigms shift, we see a new prototype forming. The architecture is a new creative force that goes beyond all of our previous structure. When we let go and trust completely (even in ways we haven’t remembered yet), we can embrace the expanded truth. This resonance comes to me as a multidimensional sparkling energy that is colorful and infinite….just my way of perceiving the energy. I captivate it at all levels and allow wholeness to infuse. This is the energetic space that binds us all together in the universality of love.

Using our internal GPS will guide us the rest of the way. TRUST is the key that opens the door.  It’s a multiplistic universe (or rather, a multi-verse).  Allow it to unfold.  Play with the possibilities!  This is where all of our dreams exist. Bliss isn’t somewhere else, it’s right here!  It’s in this multidimensional capsule of limitlessness! As I attempt to use words to describe my experience, I realize they do not even begin to tell the story.  Feel the energy of this message.  Be living frequency and be your own divine blueprint.  Allow yourself to GO BEYOND!!   Namaste and Happy Creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Anthony
Trinity Energy Progression Practitioner/Facilitator

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

There’s Magic All Around… Do You See It?

Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island, WA

Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island, WA

How many times have you gone outside to see magic in your environment? The wonders and miracles of everyday life, that is. It’s really all around us all the time, yet so many people miss it. I can step outside my front door right now and find at least a dozen magical encounters at my fingertips. It could be a dragonfly flying around my head. It could be a grasshopper hopping around my feet. It could be a spirited child screaming playfully outside. Magic is fully in the eye of the beholder; we often miss it because of our expectations around what we believe it’s supposed to be. If you think magic has to be something extraordinary and grand, then so it must be. Most of the time, the magical encounters are weaved throughout the simplicity of everyday life. That’s the magic. 😉

What do you think of when you hear the word magic? Is it when a magician pulls out his magic wand and says, “Abracadabra” and proceeds with a magic trick? That is only one way. The dictionary defines it as: “any extraordinary or mystical influence, charm, or power.” It also says it is anything that is fascinating, captivating, charming, or enchanting. It’s often irresistible. It’s a mysterious phenomenon and it’s much more than words; it’s a feeling. Magical experiences happen every day and they can be very subtle. How often do we stop and recognize the beauty of what’s right in front of us? The birds chirping, the leaves blowing, the moon glimmering, the fireflies glowing? Are we too consumed with 3D day-to-day life to pay attention?

Are we lost in schedules, checklists, meetings, and appointments? The more we work and hyper focus on details, the more blindsided we become. The push, the pull, the pressures of life….do they take up all of our time? World events, politics, and family drama can consume us even more. It can seem like these are the only things that matter in the moment because they seem to affect us so much. We can become empty and exhausted. So, what’s the solution? Perhaps it’s looking at what truly matters and carving out time for it….the things that will help free us from stress and expectations. The things that matter are the things that rejuvenate one’s soul, expand one’s heart, and renew one’s energy. They are numerous and eternal! These are magical encounters that can free us from the mundane. It’s a kind of mystery and the beholder knows it when they see it/feel it— it’s the inner knowing of something Divine. It gives one peace and a sense of wonder. Magic doesn’t have an explanation, and if it did, it would no longer be magic. 😉

I recently went on a Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator retreat to Orcas Island. Orcas is part of the San Juan Islands off of the coast of Washington state, just south of the Canadian border. Soul family from all over gathered together to do energy work and to appreciate the island. Talk about magical experience….this place was amazing down to the core! We spent three solid days walking around and immersing ourselves in the incredible energy. Presence, stillness, tranquility, and gratitude filled the days. We hiked through mountains, wandered on the beach, paraded through trails, and climbed up rocks. All sorts of untainted nature surrounded us in any given moment—trees, rocks, waterfalls, sand, pebbles, labyrinth, flowers, sunshine, animals, insects, and fresh air. To me, this is the purest form of magic! We allowed ourselves to be immersed in the no-words-to-describe amazing experience and to “JUST BE.” Time melted away; we were free from all outside influences and distractions; totally out of our heads. This is where the heart is, in this “BEING” place! It’s magical because it’s not something we typically allow in our day-to-day lives. “ALLOWING” is key. For magic to captivate us, we must be willing participants. We became enraptured for hours.

Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island, WA

Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island, WA

SO many treasured memories were created on this trip: meditating in front of the Cascade Falls, traipsing through Obstruction Pass State Park, strolling along Pebble Beach, and gazing at the sparkling water that seemed to come to life right before our eyes. We admired the brilliant sunbursts high above that kissed the water below. We were visited by many delightful animals along the way, too, which added an extra enjoyable element. Seals and sea otters swam through the bay as we meditated along Pebble Beach. They popped their heads up out of the water as if to say, “Here I am, come play with me!” They were so adorable and cute! I just wanted to reach out and hug them. At one point, we saw a whole family of sea otters swimming together and creating a bundle of joy. The sea otter message is one of pure playfulness and fun. What a wonderful message on our retreat! And of course, we all felt the playful energy around us. Seals bring the message that it’s time for to allow creativity and imagination to soar and to follow through on one’s dreams! We also saw some squirrels while hiking through Moran State Park to get to Cascade Falls. They were playing peek-a-boo behind the trees as if to say, “Catch me if you can!” The squirrel is another animal all about fun. The message is not to take life too seriously. Yes! Life can be and ought to be fun and full of life. And yet another animal that showed up for us on this trip was the beautiful bald eagle. Some of our group saw them face to face and some saw them during meditation. The Bald Eagle is an alluring creature and it has a very powerful spiritual message. It’s one of healing, creation, and illumination of spirit. The eagle inspires you to reach higher and stretch your limits. It gives us courage and a desire to become more. It’s a message of rebirthing.

Well, we certainly felt like we were being rebirthed on this retreat! Our group spent a lot of time together indoors as well, connecting, sharing our hearts, and doing energy work together. We laughed, we cried, we cheered. We felt a range of emotions and it was a magical time. We remembered our brilliance. We resolved negative energies, judgment, and things that no longer served us. We turned up our light, our brilliance, and accepted, embraced, and assimilated the dark energies with unconditional love and acceptance. We left our soul prints in the sand. We pledged that we would take the magic back home….hold the vibration of love, depth, unity, acceptance, and gratitude and take it back with us to keep forever. We would go home and “Just Glow.” That became our new tagline. 😉

So, all of these things are what I consider magic. And it’s so much more! They are the things that bring us joy, bliss, freedom, gratitude, and peace….and they can be found everywhere. They revitalize, restore, and rejuvenate. And the good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Orcas Island, WA to experience it; it’s here in our own backyard, simple and profound. At any given moment, you can step away from the mundane to take notice of your wonderful world. Get out of your head and into your heart. Embrace it, accept it, allow it. Magic is where the heart is, and so is healing. We just have to have eyes to see it. It’s hidden in plain sight! ?

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Sandy Anthony
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner

Life is a Gift- A Present From You!

Dancer SunlightHave you ever thought about your life as a gift?  As a one-of-a kind present given to you from your Higher Self/Higher Consciousness?  When I was young, I remember having moments of sheer excitement and joy just for being alive. There was this knowing deep inside me that another day has dawned and I have another day to live my wonderful life.  Kids love to have fun.  Each day I was seeing through a brand new lens, so each day held a new gift.  I specifically remember some pivotal magical moments in my life and they gave me great insight. As I reflect back on some of them, I see the bigger picture of my experience and how they led me back to today.

My family and I went to Walt Disney World Orlando (FL) when I was a young girl. I was young, free and looking for magic.  REAL magic. Ha, I totally believed it existed!  I LOVED every minute of Disney World and all of the characters.  I wanted to be Cinderella or Snow White.  They had it so good (that’s what the storybooks said).  They were beautiful and their lives were in perfect order.  I felt the fairytale experience and I cherished it.  I was truly hoping that the characters in Disney World itself were real, as well as the Magic Kingdom.  I was feeling the wonder of a child, the purity and fullness of the deepest depths of gratitude.  I truly believed that my dreams were coming true. I was in great awe of Cinderella’s castle and I wanted it to be my home.  I felt so free and alive. I saw the gift of the moment.

Another incredible experience was on a family camping trip to Timber Shores, located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  It was the most wonderful campground on the planet and a child’s complete delight.  This campground had everything a child could want—a big lake, beaches, boating, woods to explore, horseback riding, swimming pools, beach volleyball, a teen arcade, craft classes, and a nice restaurant. Even the adults called it a dream campground. Counselors came by to lead the campers in a sing-along around the campfire.  We sang camp songs while we roasted marshmallows and made S’Mores.  I remember a pivotal moment on this trip where I felt so alive. I had been taking in all of the wonderful experiences all week long and one night my family was walking around the campgrounds just for fun. It was very dark out and there were other people out walking, too. Something inspired me get up and run. I was so giddy and I had so much excitement and energy that I couldn’t wait to move.  AlI of a sudden, I just bolted.  I ran and ran and ran… I ran as fast as I could.  I ran until I couldn’t run anymore. I was on a high and it was a high for life. I felt SO alive inside and I wished I could feel this way in every moment of every day.  I saw the gift of the moment.

When I was a teenager, I became more aware of my body and the workings of it. I learned about cells, tissues, and organs and how they made up the human body.  I learned about the energy of life and the energy of cells.  My body was made up of cells and energy, how fascinating.  I had no idea what was on the inside of me before that day.  It seemed so unreal.  I always thought I was invincible and never-ending, so how could I be made of something so finite?  I grasped onto the concept of cellular life and the spark at the cellular level.  I studied science and nutrition and my understanding grew. I understood the gift of life at a whole new level, which prompted deep gratitude.  I didn’t even have to tell my body to do this stuff, it just did it.  It’s innate cellular consciousness.  I remember walking to school one day and looking at my arms, hands and fingers in intricate detail. I was admiring the artistry and the mobility of my delicate joints.  Again, I was reminded of what was going on at the cellular level and how everything magically works.  My gratitude grew and I saw the gift in the moment.

As I continued on with life, I faced many challenges and not every day was built on a bed of roses. Sometimes I got lost in the darkness and stuck in the muck…and would eventually find myself in a rut.  It didn’t feel so exciting. I would look for a permanent getaway–a free ticket to fairyland to melt my troubles away! That’s why Disney World was so attractive to me as a child. However, instead of dwelling in lack, I decided to look through a different window and to allow a new thought to permeate. How do I create a new reality that I truly enjoy?  Answer: by seeing life as a gift! It’s a present to me by me. I recalled the gracious gift of life I had as a child–and the beauty it brought forth– I could feel a sudden spark of joy.  I felt it in my cells and the space between my cells. Truth calling out to me and asking me to remember the gift of life that began as a child. And to see the rainbow after the storm. All of life’s experiences are good….they are wonderful and divine.  The “good, the bad, and the ugly.”  Yes, it’s truly a gift when one understands this truth.  Each experience is part of the soul journey.

All of this participation brings me to today. Our lives are built by our days and by our wonderful moments. Today is a new gift and a new opportunity for all of us. We can create in every moment of every day.  As we merge into tomorrow, here are some suggestions to keeping your days alive and full:

  • Notice the environment you’re in and observe how you feel. How alive you feel inside. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like—it can be sunny or cloudy, rainy or clear. You’re alive and that’s what counts!
  • Reflect on the magical moments that made up your day.  What was great about the day? What happened, who did you talk to? What did you get excited about? What are you grateful for? Who do you love? Who appreciates you just the way you are? What ideas do you have that spark excitement? Sense everything about your day. Create the emotion you want to feel. What do you see, what do you hear, what do you taste? Take it all in, the taste of life.  Feel the heartbeat of life and become sensitive to all that is around you. It’s another day to be alive, to give, to feel, to grow, to enjoy.  Live, laugh, and love.  Turn up the juice and feel the magic. Love this day because opportunity abounds.  Live with passion and purpose. Your life is a gift, it’s a present from you!

SAnthony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Anthony
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner