Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

So why would a soul like us leave the divine’s embrace to experience COVID-19 and craziness on earth? Creating love in the physical world, mastering illusions, and returning home again with the wisdom gained from the experience holds our attraction. Leaving Oneness to experience a physical body and duality demonstrates a significant amount of trust on many levels. Perhaps Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys in J.M. Barrie’s wonderful play said it best, “All the world is made of faith, trust and pixie dust.

Infants instinctually trust their caregivers at birth. If the family home is safe and secure, children will develop trust in themselves and the world around them. Trust is earned through time and behavior. If they experience betrayals, traumas or security violations, trust is quickly withdrawn. Lady Gaga, a victim of early trauma, describes trust toward perpetrators in her unique way, “Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker’s reflection.” “Once bitten, twice shy” is a more polite way to say the same thing, but it doesn’t quite address endured suffering as powerfully. On a positive note, when we outgrow our reliance on others, heal wounds, and consistently manifest a satisfactory lifestyle, trust can return. So how does trust return during a crisis like COVID-19?

On Tuesday, May 5th according to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer spring update, which surveyed eleven countries in late April…trust in government globally is at an all-time high during the pandemic. At 65% this percentage made government the most trusted institution for the first time, ahead of businesses, non-profits, and the media. Usually, the least trusted of the four, the rapid shutdowns eased safety concerns, while businesses were slow to react and partisan media cried, “fake news.” Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman said, “This is really like World War II. This is a different time to 2001 after 9/11, and 2008 after the Great Recession. This is a global pandemic, it is across industries, it is having an economic and a health effect, and therefore the government becomes the last bastion of trust.” In this survey Americans trusted their state versus federal government 66% to 46% respectfully. 

Trust operates like ballast stabilizing a ship during stormy seas. Successfully navigating through life’s difficult challenges deepens its calming effects. Many people make the mistake of trusting illusions that by definition are temporary in nature. Trust is the quality that gets us through the temporary earth storms of hardship and resistance. People who trust are more free, dynamic, and powerful in the truest sense. They tend to thrive in the world because all the forces of the universe often unite to help create a trusted dream. Trust invites support. Happiness and freedom are the results. The universe will always assist an honest and sincere man or woman who embodies integrity, love, and trust. Trust the divine, others, and yourself before addressing any additional ideals on your plate. Prioritize your needs and your soul’s guidance first. Trust the universe secondarily. No matter how difficult the obstacle, trust that the divine supports your efforts to manifest your dreams. Once the first two steps are accomplished, you can never go wrong if you trust in others as your third step. During these trying times, many people are praying.

Unfortunately, many of the prayers people are offering in the wake of the current events have no effect on their desired intention. In order to pray properly, one must know that we an aspect of the divine ourselves. With that in mind prayers of supplication, adoring, and begging for some desired event or outcome do not carry the punch people desire. Here are five steps for powerful prayer.

 

  1. We need to focus our intention clearly in our mind, while our emotions send the prayer bursting out into the universe from our passionate heart. The universe hears all prayers. Visualize the desire approaching, gathering energy and momentum to arrive. Imagine the optimal outcome and feel the positive feelings of the desired event manifesting just in the way we want it. We aren’t manipulating events, we’re reprogramming our belief system and sending a message to the universe that we wish to hold a new vision or focused desire. Give up planning the method, timing and avenue of the desired manifestation. This allows the universe more room to work. The creative spark of the prayer can fit into more places never dreamt of in our mind and do more good this way. 
  2. Calmly hold the knowing that the universe heard us. Let go of wanting to thank the divine before the prayer is answered since this smacks of manipulation. Surrender to the understanding that we may not know our soul’s plan or the soul path of others. A prayer can never override someone’s soul directive or a group soul agenda. They will always take priority over personal prayer.
  3. Trust that earth and the universe will respond to our prayer. Watching water boil doesn’t make it happen any quicker. Vigilance engenders fear and doubt which causes your result to move away. Fear sends the following message to the universe and can undo a prayer, “I now wish to manifest fear.” The universe will match the core energies of your heart, mind and soul in the moment we feel it. By preparing and expecting positive results from our prayer, our seeds of passion and intention grow quickly.

 

The universe provides the sun, water, the pixie dust within synchronicity and the power of creative thought to mirror the creative impulse of our heart, mind and soul. The intensity and sincerity of our prayer is paramount. If we are confused, the universe will match our confusion and return more confusion to us as if our prayer was a request for more confusion.  The universe doesn’t react to our intention, it responds to our whole being. Powerful prayer is one of absolute, heartfelt, passionate desire. We need to let go of any attachment to the perfect way our prayer should be answered. Know that whatever happens will be appropriate spiritually even though our personality may think otherwise.

  1. Sending energy to others needs to be done carefully if they are ill or need help. Visualize the individual or group solving health issues, finding strength and achieving security. We are in effect sending them a vision to stimulate the health, wisdom and wholeness already inherent inside themselves. We are all perfect at the soul level. Pray for the individual’s personality or group to remember perfect health. Hold the vision of serenity and security located in their soul’s individual or collective template. 

When praying for individuals or groups in other parts of the world hold the image of infinite wisdom and compassion filling the hearts of others less wise or full of hatred. Do not assume they are empty and we or the universe must fill them up. Remember, they are divine beings experimenting in illusion just like everyone else.

Earth is a free-will planet and some individuals and groups experiment in pain and suffering to blow up rigid belief systems. Love requires we don’t take lessons away from others. If the painful lesson is removed prematurely, the soul will be drawn to manifest it again. There are no exceptions to this truth. This is why it is tricky to pray for another with our vision in mind as well as our pixie dusted outcome. 

All souls want peace, love and security needs met. This is why connecting to these positive images are empowering prayers. There are individuals and groups with wonderful agendas but pain, suffering, and pandemics are the tools to get the job done. Thus surrendering our personality’s sense of timing to another’s soul timing is critical. Prayers designed to steer them away from their agenda would dishonor them. 

  1. When we pray for ourselves, focus your awareness on good health, happiness and inner peace to remember these desired states. If this doesn’t work, it would be wise to meditate deeply to discern our soul’s spiritual agenda around the problem we want changed. We and/or humanity collectively have beliefs buried deep in our subconscious manifesting these undesirable series of events. If this is true our soul will assist the negative outcomes until we are motivated to revisit our core beliefs so we and/or humanity can change them.

Since this pandemic is so pervasive and affects all of us, this questionnaire may be helpful to explore trust more deeply to help everyone looks at possible solutions. The following set of questions come from the Trust Alliance Principles (TAP) Assessment from M.C. Bligh’s book, Leadership Today: Practices for Personal and Professional Performance (21–42), Springer International Publishing. I adapted some of the sentences to include personal relationships.

*Which principles do you believe are a strength or weakness in your personal relationships, organization or workplace? 
(Select as many as apply)

__ Truth – We are honest and humble – We put the truth ahead of personal or professional gain.

__ Accountability – We hold one another accountable – we each take responsibility without regard to level or role.

__ Purpose – We engage others and our stakeholders to build shared purpose – we avoid short terms “wins” that undermine future success.

__ Integrity – We do what we say – our everyday actions and talk are consistent.

__ Notice – We seek out and listen to diverse perspectives – every voice can matter.

__ Talent – We reward moral character – we seek friendships, hire and promote in alignment with our purpose and values.

__ Openness – We are open and ready to learn – we can be vulnerable and not have all the answers.

__ Transparency – We reject hidden agendas – we are transparent wherever and whenever possible.

__ Respect – We respect each other – we encourage questioning and create a “zero fear” environment where innovation can thrive.

__ Understanding – We celebrate our successes – we acknowledge and examine our failures with empathy, and learn from both.

__ Safety – We call out unethical behavior or corrupt practices – we make it safe to be honest with no fear of reprisal.

__ Tracking – We define and scorecard our performance against our value and values – we measure both.

 

 

June2020 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani.  He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Telephonic services are available during this period of COVID19 physical distancing for new and existing clients.  Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.

 

COVID-19 Is A Gateway

The crisis that is COVID-19 is a scourge, but also a gateway. In a short few months, fear and uncertainty have swept into the collective human heart the world over. This article will focus on the perspective Viktor Frankl used to survive and eventually thrive after he endured the Holocaust in World War II. In his famous book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” Viktor said when worldwide events sweep away core freedoms; our response is what really matters and ultimately the only effective solution. Similarly, Thich Nhat Hahn after witnessing Viet Nam suffer through an endless war said in his book, Living Buddha, Living Christ, said, “The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.” Unfortunately, greed, pride, fear, possessiveness, and hatred are hard habits to break. The temptation to hoard, protect our clan at the expense of others less fortunate is very tempting. We versus them mindsets are as old as time. People have killed, enslaved and generally used their neighbor as cannon fodder throughout history. 

 

Alienation, isolation, greed, and a chronic sense of not belonging have caused mass migrations, immigration crisis and unprecedented wealth disparity in recent times. Partisan politics, religious dogma and border walls have replaced compassion, compromise and humanistic solutions. When fear rules and our leaders lack vision, eternal principles and core values become disposable like toilet paper. Since toilet paper is now in short supply, we can all buy stock in Depends. Humanistic polices designed for the good of all have always been abhorrent to the rich and entitled. Socrates was killed for challenging powerful leaders in Athens, when they ignored what he considered core Greek democratic principles. When truth, imagination and dreams collapse, people consciously and unconsciously want to check out. I suspect when chronic despair and hopelessness reach a nadir, worldwide events like plagues, wars and pandemics occur to shake us up.

 

Due to unconscious fear, resistance to change and sloth, humanity needs a dramatic kick in the butt occasionally. Buddhist monks immolated themselves during the Viet Nam war not only to get attention but more importantly to activate worldwide compassion to wartime suffering. Addictions to habitual ways to look and act in the world are locked away with very secure locks. It takes worldwide events like the COVID-19 pandemic and financial markets crashing to get humanity’s full attention. Now that commerce is slowed down and social distancing is in full swing, our toolbox of trusted habits is turned over and spilled on the floor. Everyone is suffering or will feel the pandemic’s effects shortly. 

Our current challenge is to become mindful to discern what matters to us and choose which activities truly make sense. Then chart a productive course of action. We are entering a time where every core belief system we hold dear needs to be examined, assessed and thrown out if it isn’t a viable solution. This global crisis is creating the space to explore unexamined mysteries. It is a gateway that provides an opportunity to create anew. Trauma creates urgency. And the unknown challenges us to sharpen our creative tools of imagination, desire and an expectation to generate more joy, happiness, and trust in our lives. Tragedy invites us to re-examine core values. 

The following three sets of questions will help you stay awake and take care of the present moment. 

  1. The following COVID-19 questions may be helpful to explore:
  • What is COVID-19 doing to me?
  • What does COVID-19 take away, impede and/or give me?
  • Does COVID-19 fuel my resistance to change or motivate?
  • What new permissions does this pandemic give me?
  1. Assess what really matters to you going forward: 
  • Ask, who am I, then evaluate how I live my life?
  • What matters to me… why do they matter?
  • Which values matter…does beauty matter? 
  • What worth do I place on what matters to me?
  • Do I embody my principles and what matters to me?
  • How do I prioritize my answers to these questions? 
  1. Now it’s time to decide which habits, emotional attachments and mindsets:
  • Want to stay? 
  • Need to go?
  • What unconscious desires need to end?
  • What will I miss…what do I treasure?
  • Going forward, what do I need to do?

This is an auspicious time in human history where every one of us is challenged to become greater than we were before. Or will we fall back into recycling ancient patterns of exclusion, class warfare and genocide like the generations before us. This is the challenge I believe CCOVID-19 puts before each and every one of us. The challenge is to become greater than division, derision, fear, greed, and protectionism. Manipulating the weak is an ancient illusion that always leads to wars, hatred and perpetual suffering. The attempt to gain some advantage over another is a timeless seduction. Practicing the belief that we are all one requires policies designed for the greater good of everyone. We are all one and policies that benefit the world as a whole are challenging. I suspect this is why we are collectively brought to our knees sometimes. Can humanity eventually develop global policies where love, compassion and the pursuit of happiness are available to everyone?

Here are some suggestions to close the gateway that is COVID-19. 

The previous three sets of questions explored what matters to you and why you might have wanted to leave or check out. Now explore your purpose for existence:

  • What needs to happen for you to want to stay and stand tall? 
  • Can you replace dogma and addictions with honest dialogue, love and compassion?
  • How can you create love, joy and happiness in your world to heal your wounds and envision a hopeful, vibrant future?
  • Are you willing to protect yourself with appropriate sanitization protocols and social distance with a loving attitude?

Consider truly embodying what matters to you. Embrace your dreams and envision successful outcomes. Create beauty around you that touches your heart and soul. Be what matters, own your values and live your principles. Flow nurturing love and compassion to hot spots around the world where people are suffering. Envision empowered humans the world over overcoming obstacles with love and compassion. Image a new world where love and compassion closes the gateway because all of humanity chooses to create a world where everyone wants to stay. Love and compassion will close the gateway, not more of the same old tired we versus them mentality. In the Eastern wisdom traditions, good and bad and right and wrong are seen as left and right poles on a continuum. Each pole can’t exist without the other. Similarly, a beautiful lotus flower can’t exist without mud. COVID-19 is mud and let’s plant fertile seeds that grow beautiful flowers from tragedy. The following four-step mantra from Thich Nhat Hahn might help us develop more compassion not only with our lover, but more importantly, with everyone. 

  • Darling, I’m here for you.
  • Darling, I know you are here and I’m so happy you are truly there.
  • Darling, I know you suffer; this is why I am here for you.
  • Darling, I suffer. I am trying my best to practice. Please help me.

May2020 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani.  He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Telephonic services are available during this period of COVID19 physical distancing for new and existing clients.  Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.

The Frog Prince

“The Frog Prince” is a fairy tale that endures because it holds an eternal spiritual truth during these troubling times. This heart-warming story describes the mythological transformation of a frog into a prince. It teaches us to look beyond initial appearances, be true to our heart and above all, always do the right thing. This wonderful tale invites us to remember that if a frog can become a prince, then pearls of wisdom are placed near every scary snake. These are just a few of the rich mysteries we all have come on earth to explore.

Our purpose on earth includes mastering illusion and manifesting our heart’s desire. Birth lets us create love, hatred and everything in between. Earth has many life forms existing in many dimensions. Plants, animals, clouds, and wind are all sentient energies seeking expression. We always need to consider nothing is higher or lower in the eyes of the divine.

Due to the nature of duality, most of us struggle with the illusion that some beings have a greater or lesser importance in some mysterious universal pecking order. Watching death counts around the world as COVID-19 takes its toll may fuel this illusion. I invite you to consider that every life form has a unique connection to source just as every human has his or her own mysterious agenda. Since no one knows the full story on our side of the veil, surrender is key to becoming one with creation. This means we are part of and not superior to every other life form. When we accept we are all one, frogs can transform into a prince or princess and we can start looking for the pearls near snakes.

Everyone has attachments, desires and mental constructs as to how we want things to be. Surrender let us release limiting thought forms and opens us up to possibilities our mind never considered. However, our soul dreamt we might find these pearls of wisdom long ago. Healthy creations occur when we listen to our heart and soul in concert with our mind. This is how to break mental paradigms, shatter illusions and consider options we never thought possible.

Surrendering to the pearls of wisdom deep within our heart and soul will help us acknowledge our co-creative relationship with the divine now that most of has more spare time due to social distancing. Partnering with our higher self stimulates more conscious creations. This is how frogs transform into princes and pearls of wisdom spring up near snakes and viruses. We co-create the world we live in, but most people do it unconsciously. Many of us don’t have the quality control we would prefer.

Manifesting is accomplished through a metaphorical three legged-stool, which includes heartfelt passion, consistent actions and focused mental attention. Our willingness to express our heart’s desire, follow through with behaviors that ground dreams on earth and clear troublesome mental saboteurs has a direct relationship with our ability to manifest intention. When our three-legged stool consistently sings the same song while wanting a positive outcome designed for our or another’s highest good, then our soul will and perhaps the universe may join the chorus.

We are all creators, but we need to surrender any illusions we may possess blocking the manifestation of our dream. When a particularly nasty snake that the COVID-19 virus frightens our world, we need to be looking for collective illusions humanity has ignored. Our collective spiritual gyroscope knows the truth, remains connected to divinity and can steer us back to oneness. Consider the possibility that there is a loving divine and everything put before us, even this virus, has a purpose. The challenge is to look for the potential pearl of wisdom hidden somewhere in every new situation that looks like a slimy frog or scary snake.

When we stop buying the archaic pecking-order mentality, surrender our will and accept a loving possibility near this tragedy, then treasure and transformation can be found. All we have to do is look for pearls of wisdom like a beloved child on an Easter egg hunt. Children know there are wonderful treasures and beautiful eggs hidden in the yard or house by loving parents.

Discerning if this global pandemic is in reality not only a vicious snake but also an ocean of unpolished pearls of wisdom is our collective challenge to overcome. It is important to remember that what appears to be a scary pandemic could be the answer to our prayer for a more enlightened humanity. We incarnate on this planet to become more conscious and avoid dangerous snake pits so we can survive. Interestingly enough, some people love snakes and consider reptiles a treasure. The nature of earth is that one man or woman’s treasure is another’s torture. Although it seems unattainable to most of us, people on their spiritual path rise up after they fall, dust themselves off and see it all as the same stuff.

Trust that there is a loving universe making sure that there are pearls of wisdom hidden near every snake. One man can see a snake, perceive it as a treasure and feel satisfied. Another man can see a snake, move away and stumble on a pearl of wisdom. Those on the spiritual path know this is the order of life. I invite everyone to consider the lessons from The Frog Prince fairy tale. Let go of pecking orders and superiority illusions. Consider looking for the pearls of wisdom hidden behind and underneath your fear.

The secret of happiness on earth occurs when we realize we are all one and part of the all that is. Earth is a funhouse of mirrors showing us aspects of ourselves in a maze of joy, pain, and illusion. It is important to trust the following suggestion: When you fall into a proverbial snake pit like we all have with the worldwide pandemic, look for pearls of wisdom while you social distance. Do not get caught up with the drama, the pain or the fear.

Consider there is a loving divine and your soul has a hand in everything. Trust what can’t be seen initially. Walk the path of a mystic with his/her eyes blindfolded looking for pearls of wisdom along the path of enlightenment. Surrender your previous sightlines and knowing and open your mind to new possibilities you never would have considered with your eyes wide open a few months ago.

Access your inner prince/princess manifest within to help you navigate through these dark times. Trust that there is a loving divine placing pearls of wisdom along the path we can’t see. Watch your heart explode with delight and let you know what feels right. Treasure is assured if you incorporate the lessons from The Frog Prince. Seek and ye shall find. Pearls of wisdom are always found in the company of both love and agony on the path of enlightenment.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frog_Prince

April 2020 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani.  He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Telephonic services are recommended and available during this period of COVID19 social distancing for new and existing clients.  Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.

Self-Responsibility…. Step Two of the Three Pillars of Self-Mastery

The second pillar of self-mastery requires self-responsibility. One of the most important ways to physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually grow into a more mature and conscious individual is recognizing our part of the creative process. Meeting our needs lovingly, staying present without dissociating and avoiding addictive/illusionary activities, are three proactive habits that mystics mastered on their path towards enlightenment. By aligning our behavior, heart, and mind so eloquently that these three habits become a consistent, conscious vibration in every cell in our being, we too state to the universe, “This is who I am.” 

Most people believe the following statement “we create our reality.” Unfortunately, only a precious few truly understand how manifestation principles work. Here is a very brief review. When our behavior, passion, intellect truly work together for a greater good, our unified message become the base or stabilized legs of a three-legged stool. Once harmonized these three legs attract our soul, activate quantum mirroring principles and eventually matching energy from the universe. This is why we can’t talk or think one way and live another way. It won’t take very long before karmic law, which some call the laws of cause and effect, will “invite” us to steer our ship in another direction due to negative outcomes. Many get confused and unhappy when our mixed messages to the universe attract painful mirrors. When negativity knocks at our door, we frequently begin to think dark thoughts about ourselves, the divine and the reality we experience. 

Pleasure and pain are strong motivators. The universe provides mirrors designed to reflect who and what we are back to us for our review. Major problems would occur if we couldn’t figure out why positive or negative outcomes occurred in our lives. Thus the laws of cause and effect and self-responsibility help us understand our role in the creative process. Pain is a scouring pad life provides to motivate us to explore our unconscious material that may be driving our behavior, emotional reactions and/or psyche. Negative outcomes are the effect and self-responsibility explores causes to help us find our illusions. Accurate feedback allows our body, heart, and mind to link our creations with our behavior, passion and thought processes. These universal mirrors are our friends because they provide reliable feedback that enables us to replicate success or discover our illusions. 

The laws of cause and effect or karmic law is the how universe mirrors our image to us so we can see our reflection. They are the only tools in our spiritual toolbox that consistently help us navigate in the dark on the mystical path. We would be lost in earth’s illusionary mazes without the mirroring aspect of the universe, self-responsibility, and our desire to re-unify with the divine. The laws of cause and effect, self-responsibility and our re-unification goal are three reliable friends of our soul guiding us to the promised land of peace, love, and harmony.

While exploring the nature of true happiness, everyone looks for love in the wrong places. Some people seek quick fixes from addictive activities, material possessions, and passionate relationships to feel better. Many mistakenly believe that love originates from the outside world, other people, or a mountain of material possessions. Addictions, for example, and short-term pleasures often outlast their usefulness pretty quickly and turn into long-term sources of pain. Short-term fixes often make us feel better temporarily in our daily lives, but it’s important to remember that we are really manifesting our exterior reality from within ourselves. Following through with consistent behaviors that support a long-term healthy lifestyle is where the rubber meets the road.

Becoming conscious and taking ownership of our creations is as important an activity as one can accomplish on earth. Self-love, balanced play, positive motivation toward work or school, and maintaining loving relationships with others are included in the definition of self-responsibility. Unfortunately, not enough of us are true living examples of enlightened behavior patterns and ways of being. In fact, developing a conscious lifestyle is so little recognized that it has been regulated to an afterthought in the education of our youth, our professional workplace, and life in general. 

         When we truly take responsibility for ourselves, the pursuit of happiness can be taken on as a loving pleasure, just like the many other tasks of life. Fully embodying love in every aspect of our being is a spectacular way to approach life.

        Imagine for a moment how a perfected human being would answer the following questions: 

  • What would be the proper balance of exercise, good nutrition, self-care, professionally responsible behaviors, and spiritual practices for him or her? 
  • How would they interact with their loved ones, friends, and neighbors? 
  • Would they nurture their own dreams and the dreams of everyone around them? 
  • What would be the proper balance of play and work in their life?
  • How much time would they spend taking responsibility for their part of any problem?

             Everybody wants many things from their neighbors, fate, and the universe. The real test comes when and if we are willing to take responsibility to provide these same things for ourselves. The universe and the laws of cause and effect in general always match the personal frequency that we’ve achieved within ourselves. If we want self-love but lack self-responsibility, we won’t be able to manifest the love we want. The only way to bring more love into our lives is to raise our frequencies of self-love and self-responsibility. Self-responsibility is a topic frequently avoided. It’s very attractive to focus on other people, their mistakes, and the world’s problems in general. But the onus is really on us, the creators to create something new. 

In summary, self- responsibility the second pillar of self-mastery include the following concepts:

  • Our physical and/or spiritual nature has a hand in creating our circumstances
  • We are responsible not only for our creations but enlightened solutions. 
  • Discover not only the cause and effect, but the how and why we manifested our reality.
  • Once we find the initial positive intention or impulse that started a negative outcome, then choose a new solution.

Mar2020 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani.  He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.

 

Self-Love…Step One of the Three Pillars of Self Mastery

The secret of true happiness lies in our ability to love ourselves so gracefully that self-regard becomes as natural as breathing. If everyone loved himself or herself so completely that every breath was consciously drawn to enrich and facilitate wholeness in their life, the world wouldn’t be such a cruel place. When people develop the rhythm of giving and receiving love in proper balance, thriving and surviving in this world become easy.

Have you ever wondered why so many people struggle to love themselves, when the essence of our soul and every cell of our body have a divine imprint of pure love infused into each atom? Many people think self-love, self-esteem, and self-care are difficult tasks that require a great amount of work and diligence to maintain. Since we physically co-exist with our soul’s loving nature, these abilities are already encoded in our biological cellular structure. One of the first steps to stop self-sabotage is to awaken your instinctual loving nature, consider yourself as divine being worthy of love and deserving of success.

Love is a confusing word to many people because everyone has their own definition or interpretation as to how to manifest, demonstrate, or propagate it. When people have had negative or at least confusing childhood experiences with love, their relationship with spiritual concepts about love can become contaminated. Many people think that the divine will turn away from them because the god of their religion promotes conditional love and everlasting damnation. Unfortunately, these well-intended illusions convince some people they deserve a problematic life, which makes self-love more difficult.

Life on earth is confusing, cruel, and downright torturous for many people. But it’s important to remember that some souls incarnate with troubles on their plate and the intention to spend their lifetime trying to transcend them. Sometimes group plans even override our individual plans and propel us into global or countrywide struggles to overcome. Despite these challenges, self-love is the secret to overcoming any negative mirror or event from the outside world.

Once we can believe we’re an aspect of divinity worthy of love, taking time to provide self-care and attentive behaviors for our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies becomes easier. When our focus in these areas is strong, earth’s illusions can’t take us off course in our efforts to embrace the highest good for neighbors, humanity, and ourselves. These aspects create a vortex of positive creative energy, which in turn manifests our world around us.

The initial step in maintaining self-love requires a heartfelt belief in our worthiness. Many religions mistakenly have thought that the sin of hubris is so deadly that they overemphasize how insignificant and small a human being is in the natural order of the world. They promote the belief that the smaller the self-image (especially the spiritual self-image), the better and more acceptable it is to the god of their religion. Of course, this is all baloney since we are all aspects of divinity and have powerful creative forces within us to manifest our dreams in this world.

We don’t need to deserve, pray, or beg for an outstanding life. It is ours for the taking by having enough self-esteem to expect good outcomes by planning for and allowing them to enter our lives. We can do this by awakening spiritual aspects within us that already know about this lifestyle and know how to create it.

The creative spark of divinity is located in every cell of our being and completely imbues us with all the positive aspects of love’s purest forms. This profound wisdom embraces humanity so powerfully that our behavior on earth could never reduce the divine’s love for us. Once we truly understand how deeply we are loved and learn to love ourselves this way, then we can feel empowered to love others unconditionally too.

Everyone wants to receive love from another but consistent self-nurturing behavior is a struggle. Are you interested to discover how many habits you maintain that would pass a self-love test? Look at what actually works in your life, let go of anything that isn’t nurturing, and commit to behaviors that enhance a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Then consider the following suggestions to improve your sense of worthiness:

* Love your self, as you would want others to love you.

* Love other people as much as you love the divine.

* Love yourself as your neighbors love their loved ones.

* Love yourself as all mothers in nature nurture their young.

I am

Remember who you are, where you came from, and where you’re going. Take the time to heal from your wounds and believe you are worthy of healing them. A healthy diet, exercise, and spiritual practices are ways to honor your self each day. Dedication to truth, love of spirit, and generosity of heart are essential qualities to embody. When problems occur and you forget who you are, self-love is how to remember.

Self-love is a state of being requiring such subtle effort, and its nature is so gentle, a good goal is to let your practice be unperceivable to the naked eye. Dedicate every breath toward pursuing happiness and sustaining positive nurturing behavior. Let every rise and fall of your lungs become a prayer to learn how to become your best effort to express love each moment.

Crises are opportunities to solve a mystery unfolding in front of you. When problems occur, just stop, look, and listen. Assume love is knocking on the door, trying to remind you how to find the right path to return to love again. Accept what happens, meditate for wisdom, and allow enlightened messages from your heart or soul teach you what you need to know to return home.

Our ability to heal ourselves and evolve is why we incarnated on earth. Love has the power to conquer all of earth’s illusions and loves a good fight. Many times it looks like life challenges us to learn to love others more, but it is usually a challenge for ourselves to develop self-love. We won’t grow when we pretend that our problems don’t exist, so embrace challenges and the opportunities to grow they provide.

When praying for peace and looking for love, consider the answers must also originate from within. Connecting our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects to love ourselves will assist our ability to manifest peace, love, and harmony in the outside world. Rest assured these qualities already exist in every cell of our body. Each cell knows what to do when pure love visits because they are made of the same stuff.

We are all aspects of divinity disguised as friends and strangers on this planet. Treat everyone as an equal and extend compassion without judgment. Contemplate this message carefully and feel truth’s vibration located within its words. Self-love prepares us to consciously create love in the world by experiencing this truth within ourselves. What we create in our internal world will quickly manifest in our outer world. This is how love begets love.

Feb2020 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani. He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.

Five Principles of Stewardship

While America impeaches the president, our country must decide if we want politicians with royal entitlement issues. As the United States judicial system debates our founding fathers constitutional intent, the five principles listed below provide the foundation not only for a good life but a thriving country. Since parents are called stewards of their family and climate change reflects human stewardship of planet earth, this article will revisit the principles of enlightened stewardship and how it develops. 

When kings and queens ruled centuries ago, a valued servant served food and drink throughout the castle’s dining halls with meticulous care. Serving the needs of royals with great skill was required. The word steward comes from combining two words: stig (house, hall) and weard (ward, guard, guardian, keeper). Stewardship responsibilities eventually included all the domestic, service and management needs of an entire household. Commercial stewardship expanded the concept to include a representative that meets the customer’s needs in trains, ship, and airline passengers or restaurant guests. Over time, the term stewardship referred to the responsible overseeing and protection of something valuable worth caring for and protecting. Serving one’s country or Mother Earth as a good steward is now included in its definition. 

The following five principles provide the foundation of healthy stewardship

  1. Love needs live in our home. This is how we know we are worthy, lovable and deserve to have our needs meet to create any dream. Manifesting any desire including healthy stewardship stems from this truth. When we know in the deepest sense how lovable we are, we have the courage to fight and claim our needs while being a good steward to the surrounding environment and those around us. 
  2. A fierce desire to find and know the truth of our unconscious motivations is necessary to become a good steward and the stuff of legends. Mythological tales that speak of slaying the dragons of the world are really speaking metaphorically of the courage to seek and slay the personality parts within that are not connected to our heart and soul. It really isn’t slaying in a real sense but it means confront, love and embody the strongest desire for internal personal truth. If unchecked, our unconscious personality parts have private agendas programmed to protect us from our unexamined fears. If we fail to have the courage to confront our unconscious aspects of our personality, they can and will harm others. Everyone has needs based on unresolved issues that know fear and come from fear. These parts of our personality do not have access to our heart’s wisdom and soul’s guidance. Fear based actions unsupervised by the heart and soul frequently are out of balance with any form of healthy stewardship. All narcissism traits and exploitation of others stem from unexamined aspects of our psychological interior landscape, which self-protect and exploit, rather than serve others.
  3. After fierce self-examination the next step towards enlightened self-stewardship includes developing a personal loving heart connection and embodying the joy of our soul’s expression. When we live at this level, love and joy explodes from within, which the universe reflects back to us through the laws of karma and quantum physics. This additional energy mirrors more love and helps stewards give more to those they serve. This causes people to love stewards more because they now can experience a portion of their leader’s love and joy coming to them. Becoming a shinning example of someone living a loving, joyful life draws people like animals around a feeding trough. Stewards provide the food because they nurtured themselves first and then share their bounty with others. Since everyone wants more love and joy, people love stewards and eventually want to embody the stewardship principles they experienced. This is how the rich get richer and love multiplies. When we treat ourselves like royalty, we provide the food and drink that nurtures our heart and soul. Being a good servant or steward in this way will help us remember our roots, surrender to our absolute worthiness and align ourselves with the success built into our soul’s essence.  When we can begin to live a soul infused life our heart will feel loved and sing with joy. When we meet our needs from this place, the universe will mirror more loving bounty and provide reflections our joy.
  4. If we give while depleting ourselves, people will take what is offered but will not be inspired to copy us. Takers can fall into a pattern of seeking what they need for themselves from outside sources, which can perpetuate a long cycle of using others, quick fixes and addictions. When we use another’s love and energy, we ignore our own resources within our heart and soul. The soul will never let this happen and cycles of pain, struggle and strife will come in to us learn another way to meet our needs. When learn to love our selves and meet our needs joyfully, self-esteem will rise and stewardship starts to develop organically. Eventually we will become more generous and giving because it becomes our joy to pass the bounty on. Once we give at this level, everyone loves us more and the process accelerates from a positive perspective. Once we give from this place and everyone benefits, then others will want to be like us.
  5. This last step is a reminderlisten to your soul and become fierce a lover. Address your needs and meet them regularly. Reminders of your absolute birthright of happiness, joy and fulfillment are necessary for stewardship. By living with a loving heart and the joy within our soul you will never stray far from home. When the intellect disconnects from our heart and soul, self-love is required to feel and find the unconscious parts that need attention. If we fail to address our unresolved issues, pain, struggle and obstacles to our dreams will come to suggest examination. Suffering will stay around until we learn to live from our heart and soul. The universe will reflect back to us whatever truth is present through its eternal mirrors. During these troubling times of partisan politics and quid pro quo leadership, please remember these five principles of stewardship and the resulting truth, love and joy will set you free.

How Energy Moves Between People (Part II)

In Part I of this article I mentioned that scalar waves require two points to initiate their creation, a sender and a receiver. When a healing energy wave initially starts to ramp up internally as a focused intentional frequency in the sender. When it’s matched by the desire of the receiver to heal, the second point is created and a scalar wave begins. This is how the positive scalar multiplier works. Dark intentions create negative scalar events in the following ways. Projecting negativity onto another is not a benign activity. Rage filled intention, if held for enough time, produces an energetic negative projectile that enters the recipient’s field. Imagine a knife imbedding itself into the target’s emotional field that mimics a form of cancer. Depending how aware the target is as an individual, they will also get infected with anger and return the favor like the dog pictured above. Targets often will not know why they become so negatively focused on the sender, which may deepen the infection from the sender’s anger. People, who recycle anger willingly and embrace their victim status wholeheartedly, will develop internal negative scalar waves. Now, let’s explore the cancer analogy more fully, which on the lighter side is just misinformation. When a focused negative projectile delivers its message of hate or anger, it acts like an infecting virus that injects a destructive directive. Our cells or affected body parts may forget their healthy nature and begin to embody or believe what the sender programmed within the virus. If the targeted individual already had dormant cancer cells (illusions) based on a similar negative self-talk, they will activate and magnify the sender’s misinformation.

The life principle that Walter Russell refers in the diagram above can illustrate how the universe provides mirrors to our unconscious creations. In the East, this phenomenon is called karma and in the West ‘cause and effect.’ When we recycle repetitive negative thoughts, focus our anger on others and/or project rage at others, our dark intentions will affect both sender and receiver. Often times a soul lesson is involved when a long history of viral infections and dissociated, misguided messages inundate an individual. The universe will always mirror our illusions back to us so we can witness, then heal darkness. Perhaps this is why the phrase, “Anger begets anger,” continues to have meaning over the millennia. Wisdom and pain are powerful teachers. Scalar waves will inflame wisdom or pain. Unfortunately, most of us learn the most through pain. Depending upon the maturity, emotional intelligence, positive energy and immune system built up by a healthy individual, the recipient of negativity can beat off any virus and not succumb to it. Unfortunately, many of our ancestors were infected with anger, hatred and became virus carriers through endless wars, ethnic cleansing and partisan politics. Our challenge is to remember our divine origins and reject illusions that may metastasize cancerous misinformation. Dark thoughts are magnets that bring more negative, scalar energy to come our way to help us address illusion and walk in our truth. Negative scalar cycles fuel all ancestral grudges, ancient hatreds and ethnic wars as well as genocide. Even chronic conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and around the world are fueled by similar scalar phenomenon. Victims often feel controlled and may fixate on the errors of others, the crimes they committed as a form of retaliation. This anchors in the second point of the scalar energy principle, which produces spectacular negative results. This process also explains why crybabies, wimps and victims are so powerful at attracting negativity onto them. This is how we co-create our reality so we can learn about our illusions and create more enlightened outcomes. Every victim comment and self-predictive whine about how nothing ever works operates like a siren to the universe asking for the mirror of truth to manifest the reality we complain about. This scalar process was originally designed to powerfully aid us in our creations for positive goals. Unfortunately for the unconscious creators, it is just as effective with anger, hatred and negativity in its’ manifestation powers. Please consider these facts. Everyone who has been affected by scalar energy knows its power. Who hasn’t been swept away with anger like a rip tide in the ocean? Don’t fight the anger with anger. It just pulls us further out into the sea of negativity. Swim at a 90-degree angle to find peace and harmony. The harbor of safety and smooth water will appear just like the lifeguards advise us to do in any rip tide.

Dec2019 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani. He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.

How Energy Moves Between People (Part 1)

This article will explore how energy moves between people and populations no matter how large or small the scale. When James Clerk Maxwell and Nicola Tesla initially studied electromagnetic longitudinal waves, they noticed untapped energy sources that flew in multiple directions at 90-degree angles. Fascinated by this etheric energy source, which isn’t measurable in the physical world, they referred to this energy as ‘potentials.’ Called scalar waves today, the scientific community still debates whether they truly exist.

Energy travels over the space-time continuum instantly through intention, quantum physics and core manifestation principals. Pure passion, focused intention and clarity of purpose, when combined with the mirroring and matching energy from the universe create predictable outcomes. Many people have accepted these first concepts to be true. I will now add some speculative ideas about how individuals and populations could be affected by positive or problematic scalar ‘potentials.’

When focused energy is sent to an individual or group who wants or accepts the energy a second important event occurs…scalar energy. Its power can be intentionally used for a wide range of positive purposes, such as improving our physical health, psychological growth, and prayer. Scalar waves require two points to initiate their creation, a sender and a receiver. This healing energy wave initially starts to ramp up internally as a focused intentional frequency in the sender. When it’s matched by the desire of the receiver, the second point is created and a scalar wave begins.

Scalar energy can be sent anywhere in the universe, because energy travels over the space-time continuum instantly through intention, quantum physics, and core manifestation principles. Since we exist in an electromagnetic field ourselves, scalar energy can be sent to an organ inside our body, another individual, or a distant group that wants or deserves the energy. It can heal damaged cells and change matter within our body, or anyone else’s body, for that matter, anywhere in the universe.

Scalar energy is renewable, green and follows the basic laws of physics. It is the basis for healing through diet, exercise, focused intent to heal, energy work and visualization methods. ‘Potential’ energy initially starts to ramp up, when an individual narrows his or her intention with a lazar-like focus. If this energetic frequency is matched by a similar desire of the receiver, a scalar process may occur. Damaged cells heal within our body can heal with dedicated passion, unbridled desire and appropriate behaviors. If our body heals, many call it a miracle or divine intervention and strangely enough truer words could not be spoken.

When our divine nature and the benevolent universe combine forces, mountains can move. However, the basic physics of these ‘potentials’ that Nicola Tesla talked about is predicable, understandable and can be reproduced. Scalar energy becomes stronger and more powerfully focused when the sender and receiver share the same desire. An easy way to understand this phenomenon for people not trained in the physical sciences is to consider that scalar energy basically has a multiplying effect. 

All churches, ashrams, synagogues, and mosques benefit from this same principle when people pray together. This scalar multiplying effect amplifies the focused energy sent out and received. This is how small groups of single-minded people can powerfully influence events on earth. Scalar waves are a fourth-dimensional phenomenon that has always existed. Humanity has been unaware of it works, while physicists are just starting to develop theories to understand scalar energy. Future discoveries will change how we understand matter and our conscious relationship to it.

The fourth dimension is a place where time does not exist in the same way as we currently experience it on earth. Manifestation in the third dimension is like the slow tortoise in the mythical race against a speedy fourth-dimensional rabbit. It takes consistent energy, intention, and strict adherence to manifestation techniques to consciously manifest our dreams at this time.

Most people don’t really understand that they are creating their internal and exterior realities, due to the length of time it takes to experience their manifestations. In the fourth dimension, time begins to bend and loop onto itself, which creates vortexes that speed up the creative process significantly. The same manifestation principles apply in both dimensions, but time shortens in the fourth. Who hasn’t felt time speeding up?

Consider the fact that we are fourth-dimensional beings already. Have you experienced a situation where time sped up or slowed down during a peak-experience moment? We’ve always had the power to suspend time, and we created those experiences whether we’re aware of it or not. So consider the possibility that we are more amazing than we think. The time-space continuum and quantum physics phenomenon are real. We can embrace the unknown once the appropriate understanding is achieved.

Time has stood still multiple times in my life, but the following event at our family’s lake cottage stands out as poignant example of a crisis that triggered my first fourth-dimensional experience. When I was a thirteen a tree leaning over the water at a seventy-degree angle, which became a test of courage for my group of friends to slalom ski under the tree limb. It was dangerously shallow under that tree, with rocks ready to greet anyone making a mistake.

One day I took a bad angle as I skied under the tree limb. When my keel hit a rock, my ski stopped cold and I started flying through the air at thirty-five miles per hour. Time stood still as I assessed the situation midair, carefully flattened out to land parallel, to the water, and calmly planned my survival strategy. Skipping over the water like a skimming stone, I used my hands and shoulders as shock absorbers. I escaped injury, a much wiser young man, with only a few small stones embedded in the fleshy parts of my hands. 

Scalar waves explain how and why irrational emotional waves can sweep over an individual, group, or even a country. Some would say that a collective amnesia swept over Germany in the 1930s, which allowed them to consider a war right after they had been devastated by one twenty years earlier. History is rife with additional examples of hysterical, raging carnage that, upon reflection, seem like collective madness—all manifested through the physics of scalar waves. Currently, our country is rife with partisan politics that is shaking the foundations of our constitution. Perhaps America will re-dedicate itself its foundational core values and principles that our forefathers envisioned in 1776 in the near future with the same soul-searching reflection that the German people did during the sobering aftermath after World War II.

Massive positive energies can also accumulate and spread through a country. A good example of this process was during the Revolutionary war, when America beat a superior British adversary. All David versus Goliath stories use similar scalar dynamics to accomplish remarkable victories. It’s important that everyone understand the physics of emotional energy so scalar energy is not used negatively. I will talk about how negativity moves between people and the power of negative scalar waves in How Energy Moves Between People (Part II). 

Meditation…from Jackhammers to Hummingbirds (Part 2)

Everyone has jackhammers pounding in their brain telling us what to do. Meditation helps us hear the loving hummingbird connected to our soul whispering within. Listening to the soul’s hummingbird voice whispering into our ear amidst the intellect’s jackhammers is quite challenging. It’s important to remember that our soul wants to communicate with us and incarnate with that intention. The soul is interested in long-range values and principles designed to advance our enlightenment goals. Since the soul has a direct connection to our spiritual nature and all of divinity, anyone can transcend the mundane and access eternal wisdom.

Our soul is our higher self in our highest form—and a true friend. Everyone struggles with illusion, while the soul knows where to go and what to avoid in earth’s mazes. When we embrace its wisdom and follow its guidance, our spiritual center will serve us as a faithful gyroscope providing balance and direction during life’s storms. Indirect soul communication whispers suggestions that take the form of internal voices, which provide intuitive hits and hunches. Some psychologists and religions believe these phenomena originate from our super ego or conscience. These intuitive messages and synchronous events transmit information to us all the time. A well-timed song, unusual animal behavior, or sage advice from a stranger provides just a few examples of its creativity. 

Many people intuitively understand that the universe speaks to them, instinctively follows its clues, and graciously accept improved outcomes. When we receive the intention, translate the message, and comprehend the meaning of our soul’s conscious signals, our co-creative ability to manifest our dreams improves dramatically. A consistent meditation practice is a reliable way to experience our divine nature. The secret to happiness lies in soul connection and following its suggestions. 

Think of soul communication as a friendly chat with a close buddy. This may remove some of the mystery, ritual, and hoopla that may interfere with this significant relationship. Since it’s just a private conversation with our spiritual nature, any intentional method designed to connect to our soul will work. Develop an approach that’s fun and easy to do, because enjoying the process is crucial. . In order for this connection to occur, the mind needs to quiet itself and empty sufficiently to reach the required frequency for the primitive mechanisms of the personality to interpret the soul’s vibratory harmonic. The singular focus of a predator stalking its prey is the energetic quality needed to hunt for our soul. 

Raising one’s harmonics requires a passionate desire for connection, focused behavior to manifest it, and consistent dedication to release any illusion blocking connection. Even though spiritual masters often used divergent paths to reach their advanced state of enlightenment, they all needed to attain the appropriate frequency, like the rest of humanity, before any spiritual revelation manifested. 

We are given all the time we need to master illusion’s mysteries and raise our harmonics before the soul will reveal itself fully or even partially. This process feels deceptive and excruciating for most of us, because the soul will wait patently and refuse to reveal itself until we reach the requisite frequency. When the appropriate vibration is finally achieved, its subtle and profound power will be the strongest force you will ever experience. The soul is yielding like water, yet can move a mountain. It’s gentle, yet can heal any problem blocking its path. It’s subtle, yet will scream to the highest of highs for assistance for any worthy project. 

A consistent meditation practice is a reliable way to experience our divine nature. The secret to happiness lies in soul connection and following its suggestions. Differentiating between our soul’s gentle recommendations and unconscious attitudes and illusions pounding like jackhammers is an important milestone.

Our soul unconditionally loves us and wants us to succeed. Its voice is tender, loving, and forgiving. It’s never in a hurry, judgmental or critical. The soul’s communications are honoring and respectful while gently offering suggestions. It embraces equanimity, mindfulness, and life’s pleasures, such as the need to play, laugh, and relax. Since our soul lives within our energetic field, it understands the personal needs of being human. When we struggle and have setbacks, it comforts our personality and will provide positive suggestions to get us back on track.

Our soul will readily communicate with us, but mental voices mired in illusion may pretend they speak for our soul. Usually, they are unconscious intellectualizations or belief systems from our past, which require healing. The illusionary aspects of our intellect are formidable, so fine-tuning our physical sensitivity and emotional fields to accurately sense our soul’s presence in our body is an important skill to master. Our heart is the best tool at deciphering what the purist form of love feels like. Don’t listen to voices that bring pain, express negativity, and fail to honor. They are illusion. We must listen only to loving voices that allow us to be who we are. The more our heart and soul learns to work together, the better the partnership becomes. With enough practice we can learn to put them both on automatic pilot so that our soul’s voice is integrated in all of our decisions. 

The following suggestions for soul connection are designed to help everyone advance on their spiritual path toward a conscious relationship with their body, mind, and soul.

Suggestions for Soul Connection

Intention. Connect to your passionate desire to hear your soul’s hummingbird voice within. Align your behavior, intellect and desire towards connecting to your soul. Sit in a quiet place, breathe naturally and focus your intention to connect directly with your soul. Allow your longing for your highest good to build. 

Surrender. Release your intellectual jackhammers that try to run the show. Release any attachments or expectations about how things need to work. Empty your mind to openly monitor (OM) or focus your attention (FA) on an activity that creates space for you to witness the subtle sensations within your body. A quiet mind allows time to focus and listen to our soul’s hummingbird voice. Be receptive of any subtle voices, physical sensations, and emotional reactions that give subtle clues about the soul’s presence.

Allow. To allow is to witness flow, which is the ability to comprehend and organically experience spiritual connection. Practice mindfulness and equanimity by letting whatever happens to be okay. Witness without judgment is desirable. Let go of mental longing to direct the process and release any attachments to outcome. Allowing is accomplished through intention, not effort or force. A passive activity of receptivity and love from our heart center is the goal—not effort and willfulness from our power center. 

Witness. Set the intention to learn the subtle signs of the transcendent with an inquisitive, receptive, and child-like open mindedness. Let wonder explode and notice every subtle experience with careful consideration. Sense any feelings, physical sensations, mental images and/or hummingbird whispers that indicate soul communication. Witnessing is a passive, mindful process, where we notice and access what occurs internally and externally to us. But it’s also an active exercise as we look for clues to an unfolding mystery, like the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

Communicate. A crucial aspect of soul communication is the level of trust and comfort we have with our mind, body, and soul connection. Try different ways to connect to your soul and choose what works best. Don’t engage in any obsessive-compulsive behaviors that the power centers of the intellect and willpower prefer. Learn your soul’s communication style, play with options, and then choose a reliable positive signal that indicates your soul’s presence. 

Our soul will only respond to questions intended for our highest good.  Since our soul is only interested in our spiritual development. Since our personality has many physical realities of earthy existence to sort out, understanding what meets our highest spiritual good threshold can get dicey. Practice allows us to develop our own style and comfort level. Some people communicate with their soul through direct knowing and/or impressions, while others connect through physical sensations. 

Doubting your experience is a common phenomenon. To address this problem, you can ask for a physical sign of your soul’s presence so you wouldn’t sabotage yourself. For example, a “yes” signal could be a surge of energy on the right side of your head while a “no” signal is a surge on the left. If you fail to get a surge of energy, the answer to your binary question may be more complex. Then wait for an explanation that may come in words, paragraphs visual images, or sensations that we need to interpret. The positive and negative signals can confirm if our interpretation is accurate. Everyone has their own style, which may include any one of the above options or another signal altogether. A crucial aspect of mastery is the level of trust and comfort people have with their signals. 

Appreciation. Acknowledging positive reflections from our soul encourage the communications to continue. Thanks are always appreciated, and appreciation allows us to give love back to the divine and our soul, which helped create our transcendent experiences. If you strike for a while, keep on trying. Your soul would like nothing better than to communicate with you. 

Once we know what our soul recommends for our highest good, the next task is exercising the discipline to follow through with its advice. Many times we need to ignore our immature inner voices that start to scream bloody murder when we try to change addictive behaviors. Unresolved unconscious material will always try to pull us back into illusion’s grasp again until we heal it. Direct soul communication invites everyone to skip the personality’s slower road to obtaining wisdom, health, and happiness through its method of trial and error. We can take the fast train to the same place by asking the highest aspect of our soul and all of divinity to suggest which paths enlighten. Having the courage to follow through and trust eternal wisdom that isn’t so obvious to the intellect and is truly…a mystical journey.

Oct2019 Eric Ehrke LCSW, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Ommani.  He sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.