Feeling Stressed? Read this…

I feel so…

tired?

drained?

exhausted?

irritated?

anxious?

worried?

afraid?

inundated?

overwhelmed?

What else? And then there’s the more important question: why? If you have exhausted your resources and continue to feel bad, maybe there’s a spiritual reason. There was for me. My book Divine Accordance is a 300-page, completely thorough resource for how I healed and opened to receive communication from my guides. But I don’t want you to suffer, so here are some tried and true things you can do to make life feel better:

  1. If you have a medical issue, don’t give up. Ask another doc. Find the person to help you, don’t let one answer stop you from asking questions. I was given a terrible (and terminal) diagnosis by a rheumatologist. Thank goodness I decided to find a specialist. He told me that your blood can say many things, they don’t always manifest. Guess what happened after that? I became dead (lol…) set against having said disease. I empowered myself to get help, any help I could find. The diagnosis was reversed, symptoms are managed and better.
  2. There is a reason many of us are tired. We work in the ethers all night. That should give us deep sleep, but sometimes it activates adrenalin. This is not medical information, this is what happens to me and many people I know. If you are out of balance with adrenalin, your endocrine system suffers. Search it on the internet and find some suggestions that resonate. I found a DC that carried a cream I used for years. Then I switched to OTC herbal remedies. My nervous system seems to get activated easily, so I am always open to information on how to settle down. Especially when concerning…
  3. Grounding. What? That over-used, possibly annoying idea/word that never seems to leave? Yes, grounding is like your ten-times dead aunt haunting her mansion, looking for the hidden jewels. You’re the mansion. Why ground? Because I said so. Oops, that doesn’t work, does it? Or you would be totally grounded right now. And you’re not. How do I know this? Because once you get “totally” grounded, you will receive another nice gift of energy from your guides. And then THAT needs to be grounded. You are a conduit for Light. You didn’t come here to lollygag around, you have a purpose and much of it involves getting Light into this incredible planet. Ground, it will only serve you. There is no reason to resist, it serves your highest purpose and has many benefits.
  4. You are what you eat. That old saying, huh. I am a piece of bologna? No, you are nitrates, processed strange meat parts and plastic. Don’t eat bologna unless you know what every ingredient is. I know it’s hard. It took me time to get off soda, white sugar, processed food, nitrates, etc. But every move toward caring for your temple/body is a move to nurture and improve. If you want to compare restrictive diets, don’t call me. After allergy tests, (LAc & MD) I had to go off fifteen or so foods. I do not eat garlic. Garlic, people! It’s in everything. I am gluten free (inherited, dang it), corn free (I bloat up and suffer), rice free (allergic) and that is just the beginning. Is this due to Lightwork? I have no idea, I know I was born sensitive, but apparently I also had some incident damage my ability to digest. (Possibly consuming US wheat for so long, but don’t get me started…) Regardless, if you have complaints, start a food diary and see if you wake puffy or tired every time you eat ______. Serve your body with nutrition, not processed crap. Please. For the love of everything holy.
  5. No man/woman is an island. You don’t have to do everything alone. You are not on a solo journey to an uninhabited planet. Get it? No? That’s okay, I can be blunt. You. Need. Help. Everyone does. Stop trying to help others when your needs are screaming. Start your list of supporters, make it long and detailed. Include free help, people who will trade something, cheap help and then the totally worth it places you will spend your hard-earned cash. My list includes: friends who listen, lots of people who like to trade Lightwork, massage therapists (from specialized to Relaxing Station where I can pop in for $20), energy workers, Reiki givers, more friends, websites with helpful blogs, people who work magic, books, readers/psychics, meditation, music, places with water and lots more. Please don’t try to do this life-thing alone.
  6. Lastly, am likely most importantly… I want you to wake up. I want you to get who you are. I want you to love that amazing being in you that came here to anchor Light. I didn’t love myself for so long, and I might even admit that I still have some work to do in that area. But—there is no way on Earth I am giving self-hatred to any dark force to use against me. (Read that again.) Self-hatred is fodder for negativity. Let’s just say you wanted to take down a BIG energy. Wouldn’t you look for its weak spot? Listen to its darkest worries? We must stop belittling ourselves. We are not short, tall, fat, skinny, pretty, ugly beings. We are humans. We are beautiful to the beholder. Look for the beholder within. If you search in the depths of your consciousness you won’t find the haters. You will find love. It lurks under the worry about how things look, it never remembers humiliation and always tries again. Love, truest love, is unconditional. If you don’t know this place, you might want to make it a goal. Top of the bucket list: Find my unconditionally loving true self. And PS: when you find it, go to the mirror and say, “Hello, Goddess.”

 

All writing on this website is by Holly Burger,
unless otherwise stated. Please share with
credits, honor copyrights and love one another.
Namaste.

 

Fun link: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/no-man-is-an-island.html

 

 

Divine Accordance Book Give-Away!!!

Hello Friends,

Goodreads.com is hosting a give-away for me! I hope you will enter to win. Thank you, giving is so fun. <3

Many blessings to you,

Holly

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Divine Accordance by Holly Burger

Divine Accordance

by Holly Burger

Giveaway ends June 04, 2017.

See the giveaway details
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When Planets are in Retrograde You Can Prevail!

Three or four times per year we experience Mercury Retrograde. If you have ever pulled up to a stop light and thought the car in the next lane was rolling backward, that is what Mercury does. It appears to move backward.

The context is that while Mercury is not really moving backward, we begin to get confused. Planets orbit our Sun, pulled by gravity. Each planet pulls as well. Everything held in a gravitational orbit affects its surroundings.

You, dear Lightworkers, are mostly water. Guess what happens when there is a full moon? Or a planet swings around to a certain place? We are affected. So here you are, innocently living your Lightworking life, when something pulls. Mercury pulls you and now… Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto pull you. Yes, five planets will be in retrograde this month.

When I asked my guides what it’s like for people right now, I felt like I was walking with concrete shoes. Suddenly, I couldn’t move fast. My feet were so heavy that I was easily thrown off balance. I asked, what can I do? The message I received showed me that it was not the weight of concrete shoes causing me to lose balance, it was moving forward with indecision.

If we take a moment to breathe into the present time, we can center our energy lower. We can ground and connect with the core of Earth. You must do this. If you want to feel more control over the four bodies you were blessed with for this incarnation, ground, connect to Mother Gaia and get in sync with your life path.

People are feeling their spiritual bodies. We are tuning into psychic connection, hearing, seeing and more. You are likely on a path of opening your personal toolbox of spiritual gifts. Please remember that ether gifts do not serve us until they are grounded into the planet. Here is why: Each of us chose to do something here. That choice comes with supplies and information. It may appear that those things are on the upper shelf of the library and you have to climb up to get them, but that is not the case. Sit down and ask for all that you need to be given to you.

Find a chair in your ethereal library, sit and ask for what you want. Ground, let your Divine Knowledge flow through you and into Earth. You are here to heal things. Things like you, and Earth, and the multitudes of wrong. Give your Light and love to Gaia. Be the Lightworker you were born to be and through that dedication you will find that Mercury is a reminder to be thoughtful instead of a threat of disaster.

Grounding, that over-used/possibly-annoying word is the mother of your destiny. Learn how electricity needs to be grounded and you might see that your vibrant energy needs the same. We stabilize when we ground. If you are blessed with a spiritual integration, grounding the energy is how you keep it. Don’t let the gifts, your Divine Gifts, dance around your upper chakras and then retreat to the ethers. Grab those books from the top shelf by sitting down and pulling them to you. Send your gifts/wisdom/innate-knowledge down to the core and then bask in the massive Pillar of Light that you are.

You’re amazing. Concrete shoes are like feathers on your ethereal feet.

And Mercury, he’s just a round friend reminding you to check things twice, smile kindly and carry on.

Blessings to you on your spiritual road,

Holly

 

 

PS: From my book Divine Accordance:

 

Vertical Alignment Prayer

Father/Mother/God/Goddess, Creator, Source of All That Is; I call forth to the highest frequencies of Light. Please help me access my internal flame.

I allow my internal Light to nourish and replenish me. I am blessed through Divine channels, I am loved.

Please assist me, help me connect with my High-Self and the I Am Presence.

I am One with Divine Light.

Please assist me further, help me ground and connect with Gaia and Earth in the most appropriate way.

I am One with my planet, Earth, Gaia.

As a physical conduit, in service to the Divine, I am a Pillar of Light between Gaia and the I Am Presence.

Thank you and Amen.

Excerpt from Divine Accordance, Holly Burger, www.LightworkersAlliance.com

 

 

 

Spiritually Managing Political Views

You have likely heard me mention my practice of Ho’oponopono. In short, it is a Hawaiian technique to clear negative energy. For more than ten years I have used this technique personally and practiced twice monthly with two friends via conference call. What makes Ho’op (as my friends and I call it) unique, is that you clear only yourself and you work only with Creator; in Ho’op speak: Divinity. Ho’oponopono people call it “cleaning”.

If someone hits you and you want to clear aggression, you would clean like this: Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry for anytime I hit or express aggression with violence.

There is no one else to clear, just you. A prominent saying in Ho’op is, “Peace begins with me.” With Ho’oponopono, you bypass the ego and any affect the outside world has upon you. One takes full responsibility for creation. All creation, every single thing that you see, feel or hear.

The ability to work with this technique did not come to me easily. I struggled with thoughts about being responsible for sex slaves, rape, murder and starvation. Early on, I was inundated with emotion to the point of incapacitation. I couldn’t move, I could only cry and feel. When I was strong enough, I lifted myself above the blanket of empathy and feeling. I decided that I wouldn’t get stuck when I could be doing.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to anytime I have raped someone, in this lifetime or any other.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to anytime I have hurt anyone or taken another life.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to anytime I have withheld food from anyone or participated in causing starvation.

Ho’oponopono is not easy. It’s hard to always say I am the cause. As much as spiritual people practice not being victims, it is nearly impossible to avoid thinking that things happen to us.

During my last Ho’op call, my cleaning pals told me, “Blog about that.” I said:

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to feeling alone in a battle against hate, fear, loss of integrity, missing truth, corruption, control, emotional bankruptcy and physical bankruptcy.

It seems fitting at add gratitude to such complaints. So my Ho’op friends and I add a gratitude list either at the end or after each statement. Here I added:

I am grateful for spiritual awareness and tools. I am especially grateful for tools against evil—the ability to ignore the “wagging dog” and the puppets. I am also grateful for patience during change.

 

I am a practicing member of the almighty Facebook. I see the memes, complaints, venting. I read both sides of anger, accusations and projection. Also, I pay attention to what Spiritual Guides tell people during sessions. I have never found an Ascended Master, Archangel or guide of any type to have a political view. Here are some things people have been told when they ask about politics:

-If you wish for the highest and best decisions, send Light to the Oval Office through the Divine Light of the I Am Presence.

-Everything happening right now has a reason that you will know in the future.

-The ego system of one person has more affect upon you that it does your country. Be guarded about using hatred as a tool, it does not have the impact you desire.

-There are those that stand and use their voice and those that use energy. Knowing who you are and how to use your tools is imperative for the balance you desire.

-There is polarity imposed upon your nation. By participating in this polarity, you enable the controlling factors free reign over you. If you wish to prevent this, stop looking left and right, look up and become aware. Sometimes, being seen is the first step to exposure.

-Negativity is its own breakfast.

-Loving one and other has a much higher impact than hating. You may hate an action, but be careful where you place the weapon of hate. It is like housing a skunk, the stench remains long after the animal has vacated.

It is the same message over and over, with no bias. No support for either political party. Each being, even someone dark and malicious is seen as redeemable and a child of the Light. Spiritual beings forgive and offer the opportunity to change. Imagine if we all prayed for angels to whisper to every politician, “Choose for the highest outcome.” That, or something better, through the Divine Light of the I Am Presence. Thank you and Amen.

In service,

Holly

 

PS: I am, in my truth, a passive political participant. I don’t shout, profess, encourage or plead my beliefs upon anyone. However, there are those that do and this writing does not claim that someone who feels called to take action shouldn’t. By all means, follow your path. Follow your heart and truth. Just please, take your guides with you. Talk to the people that will listen. Postulating is effective to the proper audience, and in that way you can gain momentum for your vision of a better future.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to when I complain with an energy equal to the hatred I witness.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to when I add to the problem because I am angry.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to when I assume the person who caused a problem can’t fix it.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to when I make decisions that hurt others.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to when I project and blame anyone for the world I live in when I know I am a Divine Creator and the change I want begins with me.

Thank you, I love you, please forgive me, I am sorry to anytime I forget that I am a powerful manifestor and I can make positive changes in a positive way.

 

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Divinely Published, Part One

I think I live a spiritual life. However, there are those times when I feel dense. Like I don’t know what I do/who I am. When I look around and say, “Why did that just happen?”

A few days ago, something strange occurred. You likely know that I have spent the past year+ on self-publishing. After research I chose to use Amazon’s service, CreateSpace. There is such a huge learning curve, and I would never have taken it on if I had known.

You can write and edit a manuscript, which is an accomplishment by itself. Then add in alignment and margins for a bound book, page breaks vs. section breaks, page numbers on the outside corners, headers, title pages, the exact file type, table of contents, (breath, breath) and an index! Wait, I forgot the cover and cover copy! I had to choose the correct font for my publishers printing. Authors need bios, summaries, descriptions. There are ISBN registrations and legal documentation for profit.

And just when you have all that done, you upload your work and check it page by page for spacing errors. My computer is not intimate with my publishers system. They had to court each other over months of corrections, re-uploads and three hard-copy, paperback proofs.

Printers aren’t cognizant. They don’t cough gently when alignment is off. So I had to redo my covers just in case. It is complicated, hard, crazy and wild. Would I do it again? Yes! I learned too much to let it go now.

Maybe I was feeling full of myself.

I could have been tired. Or spaced out.

Whatever it was, I “accidentally” published my book.

Ha!

The crux is that there are benefits you lose if you un-publish or pause the publishing. So after I “accidentally” hit a button that literally said “Publish My Book” I sat staring at my computer wondering how the heck that just happened. I just published Divine Accordance E-Book. After working on it for TEN YEARS. Or fourteen years, if you count channeling all the prayers. Luckily, I put in a publishing date of May 2nd, so officially it’s in “Pre-Purchase”. Thank goodness for that, because Amazon rates its authors on the first week of sales.

Then, two days later, I am working on the same kind of details for Pocket Prayer Book. What did I do? THE SAME THING. Seriously! How? I mean… HOW???!!! The second time I did it for the paperback version of PPB, which isn’t even proofed.

Who, other than me, is laughing?

When I emailed some friends about the craziness of this, two wrote back, “Not an accident, divine accordance.”

Oh. Okay. So I’m published. In the weirdest way possible.

And I made an author bio. (Links below.) I am surrendering to this crazy/new/Divine plan! If you have read PPB over the years and feel moved to right a review, I would love/appreciate/be grateful for your heartfelt words.

There are so many of you that have held energy for Pocket Prayer Book. I thank you, from every fiber of my being, I thank you.

Loving the bumpy road,

Holly (published author!)

 

Author Bio: http://amzn.to/2lhPUxp

Pocket Prayer Book: http://amzn.to/2kjTvqN

Pocket Prayer eBook (Kindle): http://amzn.to/2lnQh6J

Divine Accordance: http://amzn.to/2kFfXeX

 

Valentine’s Day, What is it?

 

For years, like many romantics, I waited for that special day when I would receive gifts of love and feel cherished. It would be a moment above all others, one where nothing would interfere with the undying love someone had for me. The presents would be perfect. Chocolates, champagne, a foot massage. Maybe tickets to a play? Hours of lovemaking? Maid service for a year? A magic wand that banished self-loathing thoughts?

When those things did not happen I had to ask myself a very real question. Was I not loved? Didn’t “he” understand the “holiday”? What was wrong?

After a few years of examination, I decided that the questions where the problem. Of course, I was loved. However, I had been brainwashed to believe that Valentine’s Day was the measure of said love. So if V-Day wasn’t the day love was proven, when did it happen?

My husband thinks it is a Hallmark holiday designed to force him to over-purchase and buy flowers for twice the price. I told my husband that there is a day to remind people to cherish their beloved and show it with gifts. If he wanted to boycott Valentine’s Day, he could pick another day to worship me. That felt good! Only he took the out and forgot to pick another day.

Again, I am left out in the cold. No gifts, no fancy dinner, no jewelry advertised by Jane Seymour. Time to dig deeper. Through all the meditation, sessions with Lightworkers, soul searching, etc., I always come up with the same two issues: abandonment and unworthiness. Let’s look at the core issue of unworthiness. It seems that humans have an innate desire to be loved. We want others to see us, love us and then we will be positively sure we are valuable.

How does that make you feel?

Do you want to march for the civil liberties of self-love? Are you ready to demand your right to be loved without involving another person? I hope so. Because here is the truth of this matter: Everything resides within you. And no matter who or how someone loves you, it is the integrity of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine within you that holds the true power to love.

How can that be?

You, as the Divine Being that you are, cannot even fathom pure love until you “know” it. And to know it you must find balance within, and that balance emits love like incense emits smoke. It will fill you with a wafting scent that only you can smell. An intoxicating aroma of purity and unconditional love. Your cells know love, it is from whence you came; therefore, it’s not so much a lesson as it is a recovery.

Take a breath. Take a slow deep breath and ask yourself where love comes from. Ask if you can find the love you need in another person. The true, down to the bones, core love you need. I’d wager the answer is no. We can be loved, and it is wonderful. But even that is disappointing if we have not recognized how lovable we truly are.

Love from another can’t go deeper than how we love ourselves.

It’s like a bucket. You’re the bucket, and you can fill it with a lover’s love, but if you want more you must get a bigger bucket. Who makes/sells the buckets? God. Creator. Source. The Ultimate Metaphor.

On this Valentine’s Day, I wish you self-love like crazy. I wish you a huge bucket for all the love you give yourself. And if someone wants to match your love, then yes… let that in, too. But please don’t make your worth and value about how someone else feels. Let your innate wisdom seek Source for the ultimate healing of anything blocking how you love yourself.

A funny thing happens when self-love dominates. One becomes more interested in loving, less worried about how loved one feels. The great irony of life: we want what we don’t have. And the equally confusing Universal Law: we attract what we emanate. Buckle down on this one. Fight for self-love because it is your life force. Search out lesser thoughts and console your subconscious for ever having them.

Try this prayer, from Pocket Prayer Book: Excerpts from Divine Accordance. It is adapted from Appreciation Self Prayer.

Love Self Prayer

Father, Mother, God, Goddess, Creator, Source of All That Is; show me the way to self-love. I ask for assistance in seeing and understanding mySelf. As I walk this path of learning that I Am, please help me to release anything in the way. Please show me where I shine and how I Am an aspect of the Divine Force that holds all. As I Am in service to the Light, help me to feel forgiveness when I am harsh to others or myself. Please assist this release on all levels, through all time, space and dimension.

Thank you and Amen

 

May you be blessed with happiness, self-love and balance,

 

Holly

 

Will 2017 be a Spiritual Year?

Yes, 2017 will be a spiritual year. Numerologically speaking, 2017 is a “1” year. 17yearThat means it will be easier to be “vertical”, as in grounded to the core of Earth and connected to the I Am Presence.

If you are reading this, you likely already meditate and strive for Vertical Alignment. Consider how this will affect those that don’t. They will crave something more, and you may be the person they ask for help.

Prepare yourself, no matter where you are on your path, you may be the teacher. Someone you know might be suffering with “pancaked” energy and not even realize that they can manifest an easier life by practicing a few simple spiritual concepts.

 You may be the one to loan a book or suggest a movie. You may be the one to turn the other cheek, reply positively or show compassion. There is never a time on a learning path where we are not teachers. Our paths are not linear with those in front and those behind. We bounce around like cells, bumping into each other.

handshakeAs if each one of us were coated in paint, we leave a mark on whom we touch. And we become fragments of each other, yet individual artwork akin to nothing else. As the original and only you, there is a particular color of paint you can gift. This color is needed, wanted. It may be passed through a handshake if we are attuned to gentleness. However, we often doubt our brilliance and those that need it take drastic measures to squeeze a drop of us onto their own palettes of life.

Is this a spiritual year? Why yes, it is. But not because of the number or astrology. It is spiritual because you are an ever-evolving aspect of I Am Particle. The true essence of you is Spirit, all moments are your moments and time is your opportunity.blue heart

While it’s here, this wonderful time we have, let us all remember our kindness and compassion to those struggling to learn what we know. Instead of wondering what we can get, let us remember to bask in what is now and share it like iced cupcakes to the spiritually hungry.

Let us give more than we want. Let us teach more than we strive. I know it’s in you, in your glowing, radical, loving heart. That heart is full and yearns for nothing, for it is the God/Goddess of all dimensions. I spy, with my little (third) eye, You. In your Divinity; in your grandness.

May you be blessed with your own reflection in this wonderful, opportune year,

Holly

 

PS: Interesting reference for spiritual books:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/26-books-spiritual-not-religious_us_55d20905e4b055a6dab0d6e2

And a few of my favs:
The Light Shall Set You Free (McCune, Milanovich)
Human Design (Parkyn)
The Four Agreements (Ruiz)
Animal-Speak (Andrews)

 

 

 

Merry, happy everything… a (mandala) present for you!

Recently, I began working on Opportunity Mandala. It started out normal; a drawing then paint. While I painted, I held a prayerful state asking what energies are present. The feelings were mixed, and I must admit I felt confused. Usually, mandalas have such a strong current of focused energy. This one was generating something different. When I finally relaxed my intentions, words came. I jotted them down on a notepad and then incorporated them into the painting. Who is this for, I wondered?

A new client had scheduled a session for the following week, a young woman from Venezuela. The mandala was for her. I don’t usually give my art away, but I knew that this was to be a gift for this young woman. Why not, I thought, a gift for everyone?

Click on the image below and save it to your computer, it is yours to play with. I only ask that if you use it publicly, I be credited.

May your spiritual road be blessed with many gifts,

Holly

 

Opportunity Mandala by Holly Burger. Feel free to download and share with credits, thank you!!

Opportunity Mandala by Holly Burger. Feel free to download and share with credits, thank you!!

Giving Presents? Ask yourself how, what and why!

 

Have you ever noticed that choosing a gift can throw you off yourdreamstime-box-bow game? If you have meditated, centered, polished up your favorite crystal, straightened your altar and prayed for help but still can’t decide what to get someone, try these ideas:

  1. Rather than internet search “what to get _____ ____ ____” (a four-year-old, my new boyfriend, my dad, the in-laws), try sitting down and saying, “I want to know what to get _____ ____ ____, I ask for a Divinely inspired idea. I want to please them with my budget which is: _____.” That might sound like, “Dear guides and angels, please help me. I am buying a present for my grandma and I want her to be pleased. My budget is $15, please help me find the right gift.” The hardest part of this equation is that the answer might not come immediately. However, if you focus and empty your mind, it can. 
  2. We get tied up in comparisons. Don’t let money ideas stop you from giving a favorite chocolate. Or new clothes pins. Gifting should be about thought. Or about witnessing a need. It has turned into an obligatory mess. Revise old conditioning by setting up new rules. You can tell everyone you know that you are changing this game, or write a simple letter with the gift OR… do nothing and let the gift speak for itself. Don’t let buying small or simple mean that the gift is any less important. 
  3. Think debt-free. Our society is squeezing the advertisement-agenda last-red-cent out of so many people. Stop it by setting an example. Have a budget and stick to it. If it involves the Dollar Store and E-Bay, so be it. Many times creativity is the answer. If you feel like you don’t have an ounce of creative energy, check out #4. 
  4. Borrow someone’s mind. There is likely someone in your life that would love to spend money with you or for you. Let them. Join them. Try asking a shopper friend if you can buy them lunch in exchange for shopping advice and creativity. Creative people usually love to help. Give them the chance to be happy by asking them for help! 
  5. The interview. Sounds weird, but an interview is a great gift. It says, “Hey, you’re interesting and I want to know you better.” Did your oldest relative know someone that fought in the Civil War? Where did that no-stressscar come from? Use video, audio or notes. Get interested in people that you love, they won’t be around forever. What’s the craziest thing you did in college/the service/before you got married? This is a gift that will benefit both the giver and receiver. And when the next holiday rolls around, you may have a nice written story or edited video to present. 
  6. A few years ago I gave my grandsons a tour of Mile High Stadium. (If you aren’t from Colorado, it is where the Broncos play football.) My husband and I spent all day with the boys, who loved the excitement. We were lucky enough that our tour guide turned his head when the boys ran onto the field, a big no-no. It was hands-down the best gift because of the time we spent together. I bought the tour on a discount website (Living Social, GroupOn), so it was half price. However, there are many ways to spend time with someone for free; what about a movie/video night, outdoor concert or car ride somewhere? 
  7. Family tree. Think interview and internet. Why not finally sit down and squeeze all the family info from your parents/relatives. Then put it on paper or into one of the websites that organize family trees. I have heard ancestry.com does a great job, a membership might be just the gift your mom is waiting for.
  8. I’d love a new sweater, but it must be the perfect color (no pastels), the right size (I wear a medium, large or x-large), the exact shape and style I prefer, proper fibers (no polyester, unless it helps hold the shape and isn’t overt; cotton is good, sometimes) and really just generally pleasing. Do you know anyone hard to shop for? Seriously, I can hardly shop for myself! And what I really want is you. Maybe the person you are stressing over would really love to spend time with you. Give yourself, your time and focus. Give eye contact, hugs and attention. It’s free!

The perfect present isn’t always about how much money you spend. No matter your budget, the energy around holidays and gift giving is changing. Two important things to think of are: consciousness around what you truly want and awareness of what is comfortable for you. Sit with these ideas to be content with how and why you give.

 Holiday blessings,

 Holly

 

Also: Holiday Survival Guide: http://lightworkersalliance.com/?p=3847

 

 

 

 

 

Opposition is a trick of the dark.

 

Not always, there is no conspiracy between carrots or peas. Blue or orange. Hot or cold.

However, there is a controlling force in this Universe that uses negative energy against us when we align completely with one side or another.

It’s quite simple. Balance resides in the middle and any time you lean to much one way or another, you reach imbalance. That is the exact time dark forces (for lack of a better term) pour an influx of energy into the cause.traintrack

Why?

Because when we are occupied with obsession we forget things that illuminate. We forget to ground and connect with our High Selves. We forget to check in with Creator Energy to make sure each thought is accurate.

As in politics?

I will leave that discovery up to you. Let’s use a family as an example. Let’s say the dad wants to watch football. He announces it one night at dinner, “Sunday is football day and everyone must watch.” Four faces look at him with surprise. The mother thinks: No, Sunday is for reading; I can’t wait to get to my book. Three kids scowl and try to figure our how to change his mind. Over the next few days the family squares off. Dad says, “What? You don’t like football?”

Kid #1, “Well, no, it’s not that, I just don’t know what I want to do with my day yet.” Kid #1 represents resistance. He’s just plain old stubborn.

Kid #2, “I refuse to watch grown men attack each other and cause potentially permanent damage!” Kid #2 represents righteousness. No longer are the players allowed to make their own decisions about what they do.

Kid #3, “Dad, why are you deciding this for everyone?  We could get another TV and watch two things. I can help this work out!” Kid #3 is the pleaser. #3 wants everyone to be happy.

Meanwhile, mom lifts her eyebrows. She wonders if there is something beyond this idea of watching TV and calls a family meeting. “Let’s give everyone a moment to voice their opinions and then discuss our options.” Mom is the mediator and, thank goodness, she is open to something outside the dynamics.

When we are controlled, we tend to bully up against the control. We become the resistance. The opposition. During these moments of resistance, we often take the opposing side, sometimes just to make a point.

Let’s change the football into a bible; Dad wants to go to church. Or a menu, Dad wants to take everyone out to eat. Change the metaphor until you find your own resistance; look for where you say, “No way! I am not doing that, you can’t make me.” If you find that place in yourself, you have located the key to learning about your own opposition.

Currently, you may feel a strong emotion about politics. That may be your way in; if you are sorely disappointed, or even elated, with the elections results, start there. Our success as spiritual beings person-on-mountain-topprecariously balances on our ability to transmute hate. Hate is not the opposite of love. Hate is a trick to make us feel powerful in an emotion that is toxic to our bodies, minds and spirits.

Hate is the rust of our society.

It can eat through strength, honor and integrity. Feeling strongly against something feeds into negativity, which is fodder for the dark. Whether you believe in a battle between dark and light or not, you surely believe in the positive benefits of feeling better. Don’t you?

On a Lightpath, we are always excavating the sub-conscious for causes of strife. A past life can align us with an abhorrent feelings. Or a childhood experience. The causes are there and they are real, however, the results of hate are not pleasant.

Opposition works against its opposing force, it’s a war that cannot be won.

I encourage everyone to find what they hate and study it. Discover what has distracted you from being the grounded, Source-connected being that you are. In our Pillars of Light, we are empowered; we are knowledgeable, with access to wisdom that comes from high frequencies of Light.

That is how we can see what is best, and choose based on circumstances instead of alliances to something that may or may not be healthy. Watch for the inner confines of resistance, righteousness and people pleasing. These are dangerous attributes that pull us from our path of Light.

 

Wishing you balance,

Holly