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The Lost Art of Asking Questions for Deeper Relationships

Posted by Sheryl Jai on October 7, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Lost Art Form: Getting to know people


Are we only living in the age of quick, short and fast communication? Really? How fulfilling is that for you?


The people I talk to want MORE fulfilling relationships, not LESS!


While we dearly appreciate the four agreements made popular by Don Miguel Ruiz, one of which is to not assume anything, this is exactly how we live today. Assuming we know what is inside someone from a quick, short and fast answer on text or facebook or twitter or whatever form of social media you use.


We are in relationships, the very closest ones with family and dear friends, yet how many of them are really how we would like them to be?


We have tried and tried and still we do not know how to ask the very questions that would give us the depth of relationship that we so strongly desire. Many of my clients come seeking greater clarity on how to stay current with changing relationships, spousal, friendships, and their children’s growth. This year more than any other, this one topic is clear – we have not been connecting on the level of love.


Some examples: We are assuming we have agreements on many simple things like how to parent children, just because one parent doesn't argue with the other. Or, when we ask for something simple and our mate ignores us as if we have no opinion or needs other than for them, and we fail to ask for understanding. Or, when a child is so afraid to go to school because they do not know what they need or want and do not ask for help from a grown up or mentor, then get bullied. The list is long and as you can imagine there are many more forms of assumptions happening within relationships, on every level.


In my tenure on this planet I have had the greatest learning possible in having a direct relationship with the one I had been wanting all my life, my divine, the God of my understanding. This relationship has taught me that I do not EVER get an answer unless it is an answer that supports my growth!!!!!!!! Let's break this down a bit. With divine's support and love, I have learned to love myself. This does not mean that I don't have judgements and criticisms about myself from past conditioning. It just means that no matter what I need, it's a true need, in the moment, and I give it to myself. When I make assumptions I quickly realize that there is no relationship happening with my divine. I listen deeper and find that an old belief is pursuing me and I begin to feel uncomfortable. With that, I check in and ask a question pertinent to what I'm wanting in that moment. That is when clarity comes and support and growth are there for me.


This simple practice has taught my mind to become more curious about life more than assume I know how things will go. This simple practice has changed my relationships from being confusing to being more agreeable, because others feel and know that I am understanding what they want. In return, if I am not getting what I need, I ask to be heard, or ask to have a moment of attention, or offer some feedback as to how the interaction is causing my next move with them. If there is no response, this tells me more about how the relationship can continue – at this point, for me, it either becomes a surface relationship or one that slowly dwindles to nothing.


When I am heard, at the very least (this does not mean that I always get what I want either) I have a deeper sense of connection with that person and the relationship can flourish. That deep connection happens in each moment. It's not always about getting what you want, it's about taking a risk to ask, listen and ask and listen. This gives us all a feeling of deep connection with another. Some times it’s only a matter of feeling another’s heart is open to hearing you completely. When that deep need to connect is fulfilled, the 'wants' just seem to be fulfilled on their own.


Shazna is available for spiritual mentoring and guidance coaching to transform your everyday needs.

Comfort during Change

Posted by Sheryl Jai on September 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Ways to comfort yourself during times of change


Eat healthy comfort foods. Include lots of good oils like coconut, ghee and castor. This will give you a nice feeling of fullness. Feed your body what will give you new cells that speak your true self to the old cells that are sluffing off. Don't cheat on yourself.


Rest when your body says it needs rest. Avoid overwork, pushing through the day and worry about things that are not up to you to figure out. When you lay down to rest, empty your mind of the day by giving gratitude to all that happened and more gratitude to yourself for doing the best you can, ask for help with the rest.


Breathe Deeply. Sometimes change can cause the body to slump or shallow breathe because there is so much going on. So, when you feel this take some conscious breaths and say your favorite mantra (I am here now) or, i love you, for 3 breaths. Do this often during your day to help stay present and clear.


Watch the way you explain your situation, Every Word is a Prayer, so you are constantly speaking your truth without complaining about it. Your words go directly to the God of your understanding. Example, 'everything is so hard' could be 'I'm learning how to handle hard things in my life'.


Help someone else. When you feel hopeless or helpless, look for others to help. A simple smile, or opening a door for someone, or offering a hand with a simple task won't take any energy from you to do but will give you mounds of good karma back. When you are open to this, it will show up for you to say 'i can help you with that'.


Be tender and gracious to yourself. Go slower than you think you need to. I can promise you that life will continue to flow (well) without you if you slow down. You do not have to be in charge of everything you think. Being slower can allow for conscious choice in each moment, a chance to express your true self rather than a reaction. And can give you a moment to breathe and actually see what is true for you before you speak or act.


Have Gratitude. Whatever you water, blossoms, right? When you give gratitude to others in your life, yourself and recognizing that the God of your understanding is with you ALL the time and can begin to see the ways things work out without you working so hard or having to pay attention to so many details or berate yourself for missing some details, you will see just how precious you truly are and are honored for being alive.


Drink more clear pure water than you think you can.  This helps to flush out old toxins that store in fatty areas and cells that are ready to slough off.  This is very important to overall health and vital energy.


Last, ask for help.  Whenever, whereever and whatever you need.  People are usually open to hear and provide whatever they can for you. Ask for a hug or a conversation with tender listening.  Have big gratitude for your friends and family willing to help you in times of need and any time.  


from my book 50 Feet in 4 Seconds, the True Story of a Leap of Consciousness and Ultimate Health.

http/www.shaznajai.com/bookexcerpts.htm

Eyes of God

Posted by Sheryl Jai on June 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)


The eyes of God see me

Everywhere I look

I see

The eyes of God looking at me

I see the light and peering through the trees, I see the light of God’s eyes staring at me

Walking in the park I see the eyes of nature’s love giving me the love of the divine

Pondering the limitless state of knowing that I am - there – everywhere

And everything looks towards me

Mutualy, synchronistically in each moment that I am seeing

The picture of divine’s eyes are in everyone, everywhere - and I am moved

My heart expands beyond it’s physical capacity to an unknown realm

Thoughts and past knowing melting into trust that my purpose here is shown to me in all I see

As the eyes of God see the love in me – God is pleased


New Groups forming in Ashland, see One Heart Mission facebook page

Build Your Gratitude Muscle

Posted by Sheryl Jai on May 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

What if I told you that, for real, no kidding, you could have everything you ever wanted n your life, not in the time you want it, but even better than you could ever imagine?


Would you question it?


If ALL you wanted was given to you right now, would you be able to have it all now?


How much would you doubt over and over and over until, maybe, one day, you would give it to yourself?


All you would have to do, is . . . get this . . . breathe in gratitude. Yep, that is it! No magic, no studying, no learning anything new.


Just look at your own life and actually ‘see’ the good that you have already. Like, I’m so grateful that I have a boss you truly loves me more than anything else in the world, and that boss is me.I am so grateful that I have my own home that my heart is bursting open feeling the love of my home and how amazing it is to have the colors I want, the location I want, the street name I want, grant st, yes, I am receiving grants now for my foundation and I am so grateful. The feeling of grateful, for me, is in my heart. I see it, taste it, feel it open me, smell it - it’s like heaven, hear it - it says to me ‘lovey you are so beautiful and we love giving to you’ and now I’m knowing that my gratitude, my sixth sense is fully activated now and in presence. My seventh sense of open is demonstrating that with an open heart, mind and being, I receive what is completely appropriate for me, no other agenda, just gratitude.


I am learning this as I unlearn that thinking about what I am grateful for is truly a practice, but being grateful is unphamtonable. And, before the day ends, just before midnight received another paying client for tomorrow, while watching tv and feeling my heart opening to gratitude. The time is now peeps.


There is no tomorrow. The time is now to own, yes, own your senses in a timely manner, know who you are, yes, even this trite statement means so much when you slow down enough to really get it, and own your power and what is naturally happening inside you. Not only say yes to it, be grateful for what you already have, what you are wanting and the food in your refrigerator, the toilet paper on the roll when you need it, the phone to dial, the computer working, the car starting and running on empty for a week and yes, still running, the people who paved your driveway and street, the people who put on your favorite tv show, the sweet invitations at the other end of the phone, the gifts that come without asking, It’s like a super highway of love and gifts directed at you. Open and receive them, now.


See that you already know what to do.  This is what happens for me.  I truly get something and realize the difference it will make in my life to keep doing it, call it practicing. But something happens over time. It’s like, I get tired or complacent in the practice, or I get bored about having so much and begin to twart my own practice and get on that merry go round, only to return to the practice realizing it's all in my mind - i must use all my senses to truly 'see'.


My quest-i-on to God/Divine/Goddess is to show me how to maintain that frequency, that energy that will hold as a natural state of being the grace that is the flow of gratitude without having to practice or get on or off track.  The truth comes - It is truly nothing more than a choice in the moment, until it becomes natural, which I do believe with all my heart that it can become.


Until then, choose, every moment to live in grace, by realizing with your mind, words, thoughts and most important - your feelings, that you are grateful for your very existence. Not lying to yourself or needing to be positive.  Please don't hear that in what I'm saying.  I'm talking about shifting to a natural state of being - gratitude.  


Silly as it sounds, I feel time speeding up, especially after these last three eclipses (8/09), which is similar to me of the last month's energies (4/14). They were very powerful energy for me. I felt weak at times, sick, no energy, and the next day full, deeply connected and yet the next day, weak again, no energy, no way for my thoughts to support myself. And it seemed that the world right next to me was watching me.


As I stopped at a light in my town, I saw three beautiful young men crossing in the crosswalk in front of me. One of the men was particularly beautiful without a shirt on - my thought and heart felt, ‘Wow, he’s beautiful’, immediately he looked up at me as if I said it out loud and pointed his finger at me while changing his gate into a swagger and acting exactly like Joey Tribiani on friends said to me as that finger pointed at me with a flirt, ‘how YOU doing?:” is that proof?Ah, there’s so much more. It’s almost as if every thought of mine is picked up by someone else, or I am picking up someone else’s thoughts and they are immediately acted out.  This is Grace and it’s happening all the time, just pay attention. And a word of caution, if you are angry or stuck in an unproductive feeling, it will get acted out by someone immediately. We have free will and this is the key thing to know and remember here.


Gratitude works . . . and so does free will. All the time. You can bank on it, probably better than the economic culture we are changing right now. So don’t focus on anything in particular. Just be grateful of the little things, in every moment. If you focus too much on what you want to happen, then you are putting out lack energy on that thing. It won’t happen as easily as if you take your focus off that and put it onto what’s right in front of you and love and have gratitude for that.  


Look around you in this moment and you will see what there is to be grateful for.  My books, my desk, my lights, lots of pens to write with, my beautiful fingers gliding across this keyboard, the agility of my fingers, the knowing of where to go as I think, the fresh slightest of breezes that come in the summer night, the sound of the birds singing in the trees, or is that crickets, it can go on and on and on, and what more precious to do than to keep your focus on what is real, you.


Two techniques to build your Gratitude Muscle:


1. When you are laying down from the day, before you go to sleep, go over the things that DID happen and be grateful. When you come across something that didn’t get done or happen, let it go and be grateful that tomorrow you will find the solution.


2. Take moments to write what you are grateful for, or, just say in your heart during your day, as you do what you do, what you can be grateful for in each moment. Writing seems to be powerful for some, like me, just re-reading your own words can fill your heart with love. Some people keep a gratitude journal daily.

Words that Heal or Wound

Posted by Sheryl Jai on May 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The cost of words and the gift of them.


We live in a society where we are desensitized to how we come across to people.


The gift of words can as compelling as a gift or be like a knife, without you even knowing. I submit that everyone walking this earth has dealt with some difficult times in their life.


When you speak to a friend, family member or casual acquaintance, you will never know what may uplift their day or upset them, or trigger them into an old wound. We also have no common language to express our pain and hurt to each other in a socially acceptable, friendly way.


Yes, there are many techniques you can learn, and, how many people will learn the same techniques you do, so that when there is a sticky situation, you both are on the same page?


This situation is one of the places that keep us separated from each other. To me, it has become intolerable and I am looking for a solution – a common way to express when things go awry in a relationship.


In my experience when there is a conflict the old way or typical reaction is for people to run away from each other, take their love and presence away or damage each other further by using more words that wound. Just hearing someone you love or care about say ‘I don’t want to talk about this’ is so hurtful.


So I am looking for the solution within me. Investigating. Asking my divine to help me ‘see’ clearly and understand my own responsibility to my communication. Where have I hurt others with my words? What have I done to others that hurt them so much they could not talk to me anymore? What have I said that touched an old wound and kept people from relating to me any longer?


The answers come and I change, regularly.  Life gives me lots of practice.


When a conflict comes up I look to see how authentic I can be towards myself first. It seems to be working because there are less conflicts between me and others.  And the interesting thing is, I notice more happy people around me rather than people in conflict.  This slows my reaction and my responses. I'm noticing more.  I find that my responses become more loving towards others, because I am checking to see what I need first (which is a loving act towards myself).


Sacred living is the vision that motivates me in life. Within it’s very nature are keys to keeping love present. The question is, when will we all have the same goals – to keep relationships honest, authentic, vulnerable and real and deepening to a place where love exists even when there is a wound? What do you say?

If Love is All There is, What is I?

Posted by Sheryl Jai on April 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

From a Oneness Blessing Giver who just passed away, Ed Karlovich, guess blogger

If Love Is All There Is, What Is I?

Where Love is not, I takes over

Love is peace, so I carries anger

Love needs nothing, so I wants and accumulates

Love is now, so I plans and controls

Love is abundant, so I worries

Love is ease, so I is dis-ease

Love is free, so I accepts limitation

Love is joyful, so I is sad

Love flows, so I efforts

Love is complete, so I is not good enough

Love accepts all, so I makes judgments

Love is blissful, so I seeks pleasure and avoids pain

Love is eternal, so I is afraid

Love offers only Love, so I defends

Love watches patiently, so I is anxious

Love is still, so I is in action

Love understands, so I has to "get it"

Love sees only Love, so I sees others

And so it goes... Love allows I to be as I is and simply watches

Why does I have to bring to life what Love does not?

Now always contains the choice:

Love or I Now the human is faced with a choice:

Love or I Life lives freely when I finally cooperates by choosing Love

Those who enjoy the life game being I are not wrong

Those who are not enjoying the game so much may choose to awaken

Open up just enough to give

Love room and recognize the game called life

Life lived awakened to Love is beyond words to describe

The game is so brief

by Edward Karlovich, Jr. May 18, 2012

Martinis or Meditation

Posted by Sheryl Jai on March 31, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

by guest blogger and Oneness Trainer Margaret Nichols


Polar Vortexes. Worldwide government overthrows. Financial market swings that make Lindsay Lohan look stable.

 

There's no question there is massive global flux. Great tumult, but also a coinciding collective awakening towards mindfulness and heart-centered living as a way to deal with it. We're reaching for new solutions.

 

Increasingly popular yoga, meditation, conscious eating and spending, even corporate culture -- mindfulness in every aspect of our lives is raising our consciousness in evolution.

 

Many of us are put off from beginning or adhering to a spiritual practice because of an innate sense of unworthiness within. In a Catch 22, it's only when we allow ourselves the vulnerability of seeing and being in that unworthiness, that it begins to dissipate.

 

The higher we rise in consciousness, the less small "s" self we experience, and the more capital "S." (Let's call it higher Self, Source, Universe, you can deem it whatever you want; the intelligence we're connected to which is bigger than us.) The more Big S we have, the more flow in our lives and the more connected we feel to others.

 

As we let go of the small "self," we become witness to our thoughts. Sounds sorta scary, but it's actually completely and utterly freeing. The pinnacle of this is what yogis for thousands of years have deemed "Mukti" or liberation. Ethereal in concept, yet these days, it's amazingly quite real.

 

For better or worse, the nature of the mind is to compare and contrast. Much of our lives -- all of our lives -- are spent judging others and ourselves. So often, when we set out to spiritual practices, we want it to look perfect. We feel like frauds if we have too much to drink, lash out in anger or would rather watch Bravo than CNN.

 

And on the flipside, tightly sewn into Western culture is: you have to be "good" to be spiritual.

 

I've heard teachers proclaim they refuse to teach a student who "_____." (Fill in the blank for that teacher's personal Achilles heel, whether it's drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, meat.)

 

It's irrelevant how "good" we are; all we can do is start where we are.

 

With a gentle awareness and intent to be real, any pattern can be disrupted. We never fix anything that's broken, we only uncover the bliss we inherently are.

 

Addiction is a total lack of awareness. A person is totally merged with this (misperceived) sense of small self, some call it mind or ego. There's no space between an urge or desire and its execution. Even if the head says, "you shouldn't" there is an involuntary physical action to reach for the cupcake, drug, cigarette, perhaps a less-than-stellar guy or gal.

 

As we consciously evolve, the more distance we have between these two selves. The small self is inherently more selfish, and the bigger Self is more (literally) self-less.

 

What's most fascinating is that when we show up, the addictive patterns, thoughts, desires, fall away naturally. There's no need for challenges or willpower. All that's necessary is intent and a soft focus to show up to the mat, the pillow, juice bar.

 

It's the unconscious that governs these patterns. All of these mindful practices inherently loosen the unconscious patterns so that they can release.

 

One particular vice I used to have was Vodka. I'm Polish. I was "nursed on it," I joke sometimes. (Like all decent jokes, it's funny because there's probably some truth to it.)

 

Vodka was my escape: my spiritual kryptonite. With awareness and practice, here is how any pattern frees:

 

An incident happened where I was set off into a "negative" emotion; we'll call it a "charge."

 

A charge happened: I went straight to the bar.

 

(Enter yoga, meditation, blessings, self-reflection, etc.)

 

Then:

 

A charge happened: (There was an opening, a breath, I saw myself wanting to go straight to the bar. I noticed it was a reaction. There was a space there. I began to see ... I considered not going.) But still: straight to the bar.

 

Charge: (A few more moments of awareness ... one day ... the decision to sit down to meditation rather then go to the bar.) Then after the meditation: straight to the bar.

 

And one day, finally: Charge: and sitting down. Dealing with it. Being with it. Being able to finally be in the reality of the moment. Not needing to go to the bar.

 

After that day, I've been able to enjoy martinis because I wanted to. Not because I needed them. Not to mention, they're far less frequent.

 

Of course I'm not saying it's admirable or necessary to drink to grow one's consciousness, all I am saying is, it's possible. Obviously for addictions that are life-threateningly dangerous, abstinence and medical supervision should be involved.

 

But for the rest of us -- most are addicted slightly to one thing or another. We know our vices. Yet, whatever you resist, persists. So if it gets you to the mat, the practice, the meditation, that book that you feel drawn to, if it helps, keep martinis on the menu. Soon enough we'll need them less and less. Na zdrowie and Namaste.

 

Follow Margaret Nichols on Twitter: www.twitter.com/magsnichols


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Ceremonies of Apology

Posted by Sheryl Jai on March 26, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Ceremonies of Apology Healing Our Greatest Wounds - guest writer Kelly La Sha



If we could stand on the Moon and gaze down at our earth, and see its emotional body, we would recognize that the earth’s deepest and most painful wound imprint stems from the brutality and suffering of the numerous genocides and holocausts that have unfolded on our planet over the centuries. The agonies associated with this have scarred and distorted the earth’s collective imprints in a way that has created profound damage in the form of repetitive patterns of violence, conflict, and disease that humans will continue to endure if we don’t actively heal the cycle.



Those of us who hold these wounds as individuals—either as victims, perpetrators or descendents of either—have the capacity to heal this pain through sincere acts of apology and forgiveness. Over the course of my life, I have observed that the energetic frequencies of apology and forgiveness create healing for individuals as well as for communities. One of the most profound examples of this is Eva Mozes Kor who was a World War II victim of the Dr. Mengele experiments on twins. Hundreds of thousands of twins were gathered, separated from each other, subjected to horrific experiments, and then gassed in the chambers. Eva embarked upon a path of finding forgiveness in her heart so that she could heal her pain, live in peace and end her nightmares. With much fear and trepidation, she returned to Germany to visit one of the Doctors that worked under Dr. Mengele.



She visited him in his home to share with him photos and memories of her family and the painful losses. He greeted her with warmth, openness and willingness to listen and understand her pain. She didn’t expect such a response and was deeply touched by his own depression and grief over the painful crimes that he had committed. It was this sincere regret that he expressed that gave Eva her first experience of true heart felt forgiveness. It was the first time in her adult life that she had peace and restful nights. It had such a profound impact on her life, that she became an activist for this cause of healing through forgiveness. She assisted hundreds of other Jewish families find peace through her story which bridged them into their own path of forgiveness.


This story isn’t complete though without including the outrage that many of the Holocaust survivors inflicted upon her. Their anger and stance of injustice prevented them from feeling the potential and value of their own inner peace. Eva, however, also speaks at schools, corporations, and to families that are not victims of a specific holocaust, but have received great value from her message. Her own healing has changed thousands of lives. I will never forget one client as we were in a ceremonial healing session to heal her pain and anger around her father molesting her throughout her entire childhood. She was in an intense moment of emoting the grief, loss of innocence, betrayal and invasion.



Once she completed her release, we called in the spirit of eagle to help us understand the greater picture of why our souls incarnate into such dysfunctional families. She saw in a very clear vision why she was with her family and recognized that we have soul contracts with each other to serve each others intent to heal. Upon the realization of this, she said through beautiful peaceful tears, “My father loved me enough to play that role for me.” She experienced profound forgiveness and a tremendous sense of peace came over her. This peace has never left her and she plays out her life differently now. Her eyes communicate this inner peace which offers a gift to everyone she meets, because this peace of inner self-love is that tangible. The war is over in her universe. This woman is a perfect example of what is possible through Ceremonies of Apology because she is also part Lakota, part Cherokee, and part Caucasian. Her own family used to deny their Native American heritage and claim that they were Mexican to avoid further discrimination. She carried this shame of her heritage to such a degree that she didn’t want to be associated with her own family.

Separation begets separation and thus she was separated from her own sense of self-appreciation. When she actively healed this shame through apologizing to her family, her psyche integrated into wholeness and expresses itself in her life as deeper self-love and inner peace.



I myself have used the frequency of apology to heal imprints of guilt from being a descendant of righteous pilgrims who slaughtered and stole land from the Native tribes of North America and enslaved Africans (all for greed and “in the name of God”



It starts with taking responsibility for our own healing. We apologize to acknowledge and take responsibility for the lies that are told about our history and the discrimination and imperialism that continues to infiltrate our white culture. We thereby also empower ourselves to heal and release guilt so that we can take peaceful action to mend our ways today.



Heartfelt ceremony is a magnificent and effective way to put our collective war wounds to rest. There is an energetic need for apology and forgiveness on a global scale. The survival of a human body is based on cooperation, not competition.



Every cell in the human body cooperates with every other cell to maintain health and vitality. Cells working against each other are called disease. As humans facing the challenges of global warming and increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters, cooperation is the best way to ensure the survival of our species. The continuation of our competitive mentality will eventually annihilate us, in the same way cancer is killing our own bodies. We must heal our deepest wounds so we can cooperate to meet these global challenges. Ceremonies of apology and forgiveness addressing our collective wound would have a tremendous influence on the healing of our earth and its inhabitants.



Let’s remind ourselves that we are all in this together. As high Chief Hiamovi of the Cheyennes and the Dakotas has said: “There are birds of many colors-red, blue, green, yellow-yet it is all one bird. There are horses of many colors-brown, black, yellow, white-yet it is all one horse. So cattle, so all living things-animals, flowers, trees.



So men: in this land there once were only Indians are now men of every color-white, black, yellow, red –all one people. That this should come to pass was in the heart of the Great Mystery. It is right thus. And everywhere there shall be peace.” Contact Kelly La Sha if you would like to participate in Ceremonies of Apology: 530-263-7662 www.liquidmirror.org kellylasha@gmail.com



Also, if you are interested in moving your past wounds and heal faster go for Crystalline Clearings.

The 7th Sense ??? openness/receiving

Posted by Sheryl Jai on March 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

You’ve heard about the sixth sense, that knowing/intuition that we all have that some use more than others. Some know when and how to use at a moment’s notice and others are oblivious to it. The people who are oblivious, still believe only in taste, touch, scent, hearing and seeing and even then usually use, at the most, two of the physical five senses.


Well there is a lot more to us than just those senses. I’ve discovered that there is a seventh sense . . . I’ll call it ‘open’.


The more we use it the most it’s available to us.


Just imagine that we are born with more than meets the eye. Imagine that some of those feelings, senses, and subtle thoughts you have are real and that if you followed them without hesitation or resistance, your life just might be more of what you would like it to be.


Have you ever wondered how celebrities become so famous? Have you ever thought of something that wasn’t in your physical world, that you wanted? How does it actualize? Yes, I’m talking about the daydreams or imaginings that felt like a really good idea but you didn’t think you could do it, so you let it fade from your existence only to find a few years later someone else thought of it, and brought it to market, and, made a million dollars or more! Did you miss the boat? The feeling is yes and internal blame ensues.


Personally I have many stories that might have changed my life if I were Open. I will share two of them right now. One when I was about 13. I had a portable hair dryer, if you can remember, geez I’m dating myself, the ones that were round like a small suitcase and inside was a small motor driven heating unit that blew into a long tube and attached to a large plastic head piece that would go over rollers. Well, I used to wear my long hair straight in those days, so after I washed my hair I would take out that portable hairdryer and brush and blow my hair dry. There was no such thing as a blow dryer at that time. By the time I was 16, they were mass marketed as a hand held unit much like what we see today, but only for professionals.  It was many years later that home blow dryers were available and affordable for the general public.


Another time around the same age I liked my nails to grow really long. At best all that was available in the marketing was nail polish and polish remover. When my nails would get to a certain length they would begin to crack and I thought how can I keep them strong. I would put layers of nail polish on them, but that wasn’t reliable. Then one day I searched the house for some glue. Yes, elmers! I put it on my cracked edge, polished over it and voila, stronger nails. Again, a few years later, nail glue emerges into the market place.


I tell you these stories because I believe in human potential and that each one of us has something special within our systems beyond our five senses. Our sixth sense, that is called extra sensory perception, includes spontaneous knowledge that wasn’t taught to you. It’s innate. You didn’t have to learn it, it came with your human form. Intuition and a ‘knowing’ come equipped with the body’s intelligence. The ability to use this sense along with your five senses, heightens your life’s imaginings, therefore heightening what comes to you, following the Law of Attraction.


Jean Houston’s life work is based on living a heightened sense of awareness. Upon learning this, I began to be downloaded with information I had never heard before which is the impetus of this missive. The seventh sense of open, openness or opening also comes equipped with our human form. It is that sense that can reach for heights outside of the body. Imagined. Visioned. Dreamed. I believe artists of all kinds live in this world and therefore bring us their form called artwork. Musicians also live in this world as well as dancers, inventors, (fill in a few more) this world to them is their access to open. It’s a receiving of information, a download, if you will, but you have to be willing, trusting and open to receive! This is the key.


Note: This article was written in August of ’09. In September of ’09 I was downloaded with the gift from the heavens of Crystalline Clearings to support humanities Awakening . . . and I trusted, was willing and open to receive it. My life has completely changed because of this event.

Human Having a Spiritual Experience or Spirit Having a Human Experience?

Posted by Sheryl Jai on March 2, 2014 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Are we a human having a spiritual experience . . . or a spirit having a human experience? by Sheryl Jai

 

When we are committed to following a spiritual path, whatever it may be, situations in life still happen. The question is what to do about them, do you react or respond? How do you integrate being spiritual with being human? For me, this is a quest that has no answer. Seems that whenever I feel I’ve figured it all out, my life presents me with a situation in which there is no answer. As human being we are process oriented, as spirit beings we are whole and complete in every moment.

 

So you go along with your practices and find one day life is changing. Even though you’ve asked for things to change, when they come about different than what you have pictured or you think you’ve asked for, you cringe or resist, or sometimes even, dig in and want it your way. Let’s take love for example, a relationship is going along seemingly just fine, each committed to each other and themselves, small bumps get worked out well and are generally happy. Then one day, one says they are ready for something else in their life - a change. If the other one doesn’t readily agree it seems to be a conflict. I say this is not the case . . . breathe for a moment and let’s explore a bit deeper.

 

As a spiritual being, I hope one of your practices is being with yourself. . . space in a safe and nurturing environment. At this juncture, you take the possible conflict and breathe it within yourself. Watch for discomfort, angst, fear and the like. Allow that feeling to be in place, otherwise you will push it into resistance and then act unconsciously (react) around your mate, with possible damage to them and, ultimately, yourself. Instead, allow your feelings within you to percolate to the surface of your consciousness, heal them yourself and make your choice of what is best for you to do. If your commitment is to love AND the relationship, I believe this is the perfect time to grow yourself. If your commitment is to yourself, this again is a perfect time to grow and if your commitment is to God and to serve, this is also a perfect time to grow.

 

Now just choose for yourself which choice you’ve made so easily in the past in the same situation and evaluate how well that choice has worked out for you. Is it time to make a new choice? Remember each choice, as a spiritual being, is for the moment, the best choice for the moment and you must be wiling to be responsible for any consequences that choice has, in the moments to come. Staying in truth to your highest consciousness is what allows for change in a peaceful way. The ego just let’s go and you glide into the next phase of being more you. . . spiritually.

 

Now let’s take a look at the human being. When a partner makes a statement about now being a time for change that confronts you or doesn’t match your pictures of the relationship, the body reacts, the mind reacts and the emotional body reacts. Each one of these has a different reason for its reaction. The body is reacting to past memories of similar situations that didn’t go well, therefore, you will predict this one not going well and may not be in the place of wanting anything to change because of it. The mind reacts because its connection to the ego is wanting to make change in its own way, therefore an argument in-sues inside the mind, called confusion, which way to go, keep it or give it away and so on until chaos reigns within the mind and possibly a loss of energy or depression. The emotional body reacts in much the same way wherever any one of these situations has come up from the past and the solution was other than of your choosing, maybe someone forced a solution on you and you felt you had no choice, or you’ve chosen what you thought was a good choice and it didn’t work out well and the emotional body hasn’t healed from that situation, so it reacts. This is where wars come from, within nations, within people.

 

Integrating all these reactions within the spiritual being is the opportunity that is being presented here. How do you do that, what do you do? By being centered in the IAM and meditating on any change or situation, you can commit to yourself that you are in the right place at the right time and things will always work out, for the best. Within the peace of this knowing and allowing yourself to let go (or heal) of all past issues you stay in the moment and really begin to see fair, whole, healthy solutions to previously very difficult problems. When you are centered you are able to communicate well to your partner the feeling and rightness of your choice within the change that is being requested of you and your life participating with this partner. Once there are no pulls of resistance or reaction, solutions pop into existence, almost as though God were present in the room with you, miracles. And your relationship as well as yourself, grow.

 

There are many tools and techniques to assist our human selves into a centered and peaceful outlook. Contact Sheryl Jai to learn some of these tools and practice them on your way to your spiritual human being.


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