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4:44 pm was
the time frozen on Austin’s stopped wristwatch.
circumstances were tragic. My young daughter’s best friend, Austin, was hit
and killed by a bus while riding his bike home from school. Grabbing at anything
to help us move through this time, 444 seemed to me a magical number, so I
researched it and found that thousands of angels surround you at 444. They bring
a message for you to remember that all is well, all is always well.
In the midst
of such loss and pain while losing a precious and so-alive 15 year old child,
these words were encouraging reminders that angels surrounded Austin at the
moment of death, that there was and is nothing to fear, and that all is well.
Unbelieveable. And yet true. Could I
reach to the truth of these words? They became mantras of a sort when breath
became too searing to bear. And it did indeed help.
Then I started seeing 444 on license plates
at unusual times. The day Austin would have graduated high school, we followed a
car with 444 in the license plate all the way out of the school auditorium and
halfway home. Could it really be a coincidence or was Austin communicating with
us? The night my husband decided to finally sing the song he had written for
Austin, a car zoomed in front of us with a 444 license plate, traveling half of
the distance to the open mic event. Smiling, believing a little more, and
certainly appreciating Austin’s timeliness and humor, I began to ask him to
keep in touch. And, he did!
When the cat
Austin left me became critically ill and I had to decide whether to put him to
sleep or spend much money I did not have to try and save him, I cried out to
Austin to help me decide. Should I let Elijah go, or have costly interventions
that could or could not work? On the way to the emergency vet with my final
answer I found the car message 444 EJF. Wait,
EJF?!? Maybe I was getting an actual
message this time. Elijah (what else could EJ mean?) will be fine. EJF. At least that’s how I interpreted it.
I spent the money to save his life. Elijah pulled through and is still fine!
before my daughter was to fly to London I was feeling nervous about her flying
so far for so long. I didn’t think to ask Austin, but I did ask for help to
handle my fears and to set energies for her flight. Two minutes later a car
whizzed by me on the highway with the message 444 EXW.
I took it to mean excellent wings
– great, thanks, Austin. Now I could relax. Lately, I have asked Austin to
specify ‘L’ in the letters if the message is for me or ‘B’ if it is for
my daugher. The next day, I found a 444 L message, the next week a 444 B.
Last month we searched for my daughter's car and found the license plate next to
her 'perfect' car 444 EBQ. Surprisingly, the deal didn't go through and I
was frankly surprised. Why was Austin there? What could the EBQ
mean? The next morning we started car hunting from scratch again and the
words "Enjoy B's Quest" came in. Of course! They did study
Hero's Journey together. This is a quest for her to bring in her first
car. And, of course, we did find the same make, model and year, but with
many extra features and $1,000 cheaper. We just needed a little patience and
trust, allowing for the law of attraction in action!
As an energy
psychologist, I have worked for many years getting Guided messages for my
clients. It is wonderful to be able to use methods which incorporate the best of
counseling insights and integration with soul guided messages and perspectives.
Many times those who transition visit my healing sessions with information for
their loved ones. Often healing Masters and ascended Lightbeings come through
for clients. Once both Jesus and Mary came for a woman undergoing double
masectomy surgery the following day. Jesus came down, silently, to lay hands on
Joy’s feet. Mary came in from the side with a white sheet folded over her arms
and with the understanding that she would be there, in the hospital room,
comforting and soothing Joy both during and after surgery. She really is such a
client fostered over 50 children in her life, a service which took a heavy toll
upon Judy’s physical health. I saw white flowers growing around her with
‘rain’ falling down. The rain became tears and when I looked up to see who
was shedding these tears, I could see the face of Quan Yin. At the time I
didn’t know that Judy worked a lot with Quan Yin – and felt very supported
in this work with foster children by the Goddess of Compassion. Archangels are
often involved with healing work – Michael, especially. Rafael, Uriel,
Chamuel… we all have magnificent Beings of Love and Light who interact with us
during our critical moments. Wouldn’t it be great to know this for sure and to
have clear and easy communications with them – as clear and as easy as we are
communicating right now?
attended a teleconference about communicating with those who have transitioned
offered by a psychology department in a major American university. They built in
a quintuple blind study, meaning 5 layers of removal to protect against
experimenter bias. This type of study is rather unheard of here in the United
States although universities (and governments) around the world are becoming
more interested in researching subtle phenomena. During the study on mediumship,
the researchers found results significantly beyond chance: mediums were able to
get information for clients only knowing a first name. Clients were able to tell
which of 5 messages were from their loved ones. Pretty impressive. But what
struck me during the discussion was the suggestion that if we could really be
sure that our loved ones did indeed survive death, that they are in constant
awareness of us and our lives, and that we can communicate with them throughout
our entire lives, this knowledge would change life on earth forever.
life on earth forever” - this statement seemed surprising to me at first. Yes,
it is wonderful to communicate with loved ones and Beings of Love and Light –
but this one facet to change life forever? For everyone? Then I started to feel
again the pain of losing so many of my loved ones. The pain of not having said
enough, of perhaps saying or doing things we regret our whole lives.
What if we
could make things right with those who left. What if we could invite them to
share in our happy moments – and know they are there. What if we could gain
higher perspectives for our everyday choices. To feel the embrace of
unconditional love. To know that we are eternal beings of love and light and
that we continue ever onward with our loved ones … that indeed might change
life on earth! And it starts with each one of us.
you ever been surprised you haven’t been contacted by a dear loved one who
transitioned? Austin’s funny license plate messages are only one way. Others
confide in me they (wistfully, wishfully) believe their loved ones communicate
when they find a feather, or hear a special song on the radio, or a line jumps
out of them from a movie or book, or a bird hops on a fence and looks into their
window, or a dragonfly flies by, or they find a penny, or lights blink on and
off when their name is mentioned. The
list goes on and on.
suggestions if you want to join in the fun:
to your loved one you want to stay in touch
Ask them for
a special signal just for the two fo you
When you get
the signal, don’t scour around and try to ‘feel’ their presence – laugh,
acknowledge, talk to them, and move on. Remember, they usually have a
learning automatic writing
learning Reiki to send healing energies to them beyond time and space
gaze of animals and babies
remember, they are freed from the density of life on earth and therefore they
are experiencing tremendous joy and freedom. If you are beaming your loss and
sadness, you will have a hard time accessing their new ‘address’. Allow
yourself to become more joyful and light-filled to close the gap.
continue to move further into higher destinies, both personal and global,
remember Who you truly are – magnificent, eternal, love filled, and connected
– as Kabir’s delightful reminder of fish in the water, we are always
surrounded by the Love we seek!
Engine Driving Healing Work
reminds me of a time when I was in college so many years ago. I read a
breathtaking book describing how the earth's continents seemed to fit together
like puzzle pieces. There was so much detailed evidence that pointed to this
conclusion and it was something that caught my imagination.
the scientific community dismissed all the 'evidence' as circumstantial and
ridiculed the author, and, of course, anyone else who thought this sounded like
common sense, calming stating the ‘obvious’ – there is no mechanism that
could move continents. All that changed when plates were found underlying
continents and subduction from the molten core of the earth was found to be the
engine that drove the plates into and around each other, causing our lively,
The acceptance of plate tectonics by the scientific community in the 1960's
is one of the great events in the history of science. Despite the fact that
almost all geologists considered moving continents to be the rankest sort of
heresy, when the data began to accumulate they willingly abandoned the teachings
of a lifetime in deference to the new information" states Hazen &
Trefil in Science Matters (2009).
don't remember their being so willing to abandon their worldview, since I
attended college in the 1970's and it was still heretical. Nevertheless, what's
the 'rankest sort of heresy' concerning healing?
I was recently told by a professional colleague that quantum applications of
healing are, and I quote, "Gobbledegook". By this he meant shim sham,
is it gobbledegook?
this fascinating perspective has not yet made the voyage into the mainstream
scientific consciousness, although it has for many healers, especially those of
us who claim we work in the quantum! Quantum physicists seem to have a problem
with this 'heresy' because they are dealing with mathematical formulas, not
applications of their mathematics or their theories.
can you have practical applications to something that is so mind-bending?
bending your mind
stepping into the quantum world, the endless possibilities. I do it. Many
healers do it. The quantum world is the engine driving healing work. Is seeing
believing? Or is believing seeing? In the quantum, there are infinite
possibilities - and intent - and connectedness - to a degree that is truly
physicists and leading edge scientists are the metaphysicians of our time. They
just don't know it. :-)
The 12 Days …. My True Love Gave To Me!
When I was a
little girl, I used to sit on my Grandmother’s lap and sing her a favorite
song: The Twelve Days of Christmas. She loved hearing me sing that song,
and I loved making her happy, even though I had no idea what exactly a ‘par
tridg gina peartree’ was. Being an urban girl, I was even more surprised
when I discovered the song was about a bird resembling a pigeon and that pears
grew on trees and didn’t come out of cans.
for this time of year and for the wonderful birthing energies of 2013, I sing
this updated song of love to you. I’m sure you will know Who the True Love is
in the song. If you like, start the first day on December 12th
(12/12/12) and add a day until the 23rd.
Then start all over again. We can never love
ourselves enough or honor our path clearly wearing the prism of
self-criticism, self-doubt, and unworthiness. Every day, let’s take a minute
or two to send love to ourselves and feel the connection to something higher,
grander, more exciting and more expansive. Through the quantum, these moments
change our DNA and change our life.
free to spend a moment or two on each gift, each day.
Or, like the song, start with day 1, breath in the that gift and then add
the 2nd day. Add a gift a
day until you are gifting yourself 12 presents of love in 12 days. It’s a
great way to end this cycle and begin the new one, based on more unconditional
love for yourself and your unique Hero’s Journey.
much unconditional love can you breathe in?
On the 1st Day, my
True Love gave to me: Hugs to
wake up today.
you, sweetheart. Have wonderful day!”
Spend a few
moments waking yourself up to a loving and cherishing Presence. Give yourself
Reiki for a few moments or just send a healing bubble of light and connection
throughout your entire body before getting out of bed.
On the 2nd Day, my True Love gave to me:
A knowing look of love.
Look in the
mirror, directly into your eyes.
love, breathe out love. “I see who you really are.
I know you have tried to do your best. I love you!”
On the 3rd Day, my
True Love gave to me: Love to my miraculous, magnificent form.
body part, really look at it, and give hugs, appreciation, and love. Start with
an area that is neutral for you - how about your elbow, knee, ear, digestion
system … change the part of yourself every day.
On the 4th Day, my True Love gave to me:
Coloring my world with joy.
color that feels good for you today. If you don’t have that color –
visualize wearing it on your body, in your aura. Feeling deep crimson red today?
Or persimmon? Iridescent and opalescent?
On the 5th Day, my True Love gave to me:
Sing a song of love.
hear a song that resonates with you – sing it to yourself. The more romantic
the better! Go for it – use your arms to sing out loud.
On the 6th Day, my True Love gave to me:
straight in mountain pose and then bend over at the waist, letting your arms
fall down. Breathe. Slowly straighten up, noticing your spine aligning upward.
Move your arms slowly until they are above your head, in a ‘V’ formation.
Breathe in the unconditional love and compassion from the Central Sun. Then
extend your arms outward, palms facing outward, beaming this love and compassion
to all. Finally, bring your hands to your body, one at your heart center, one at
your solar plexus, beaming unconditional love and compassion to yourself.
On the 7th Day, my True Love gave to me:
Nurturing and cherishing food.
thing would you love to eat today? Something that will make you feel great. Buy
it, cook it, eat in the love, health, joy. Feel the sensuous qualities of the
food you eat – texture, scent, color. It’s all there as a gift to delight
our senses. And it’s a blessing of abundance and prayers answered.
On the 8th Day, my True Love gave to me: Chakra
you clean your teeth and face every morning and night, clean your chakras and
energy field. If you know Reiki, remember to do the Power Symbol on your
chakras. Or, hold your hand over each one and send light and love to each
chakra, giving them a little spin too. Chakras are located: base of torso, just
below your navel, solar plexus, heart, throat, forehead, crown of head – and
also add below your feet and as far above your head as you can reach.
On the 9th Day, my True Love gave to me: Opening
right hand on your left shoulder and fluff out your wings. Do the same with your
left hand on your right shoulder. How do they look? Put both your arms up and
fluff up and out! Great to do with a
little essential oil – especially White Angelica or Frankincense. Remember who
you truly are!
On the 10th Day, my True Love gave to me:
Affirmation of Worth and Connection.
Blessed to walk this Earth, and the Earth is Blessed that I walk upon it!”
Take a walk
and say this affirmation, sing the affirmation, dance the affirmation. And
really feel what it feels like to be blessed to be alive at this time in
history. And what it feels like that the very Earth and everyone on it are
blessed that you are here!
On the 11th Day, my True Love gave to me: Hugs
to sleep tonight.
night sweetheart. You had such a great day today, doing the best of what you do
best. There’s always another day to do more. You did enough today. More than
enough. You are so precious and I love you always. There is time after time
after time – whatever you want, you have.”
On the 12th Day, my True Love gave to me: Visions
of bliss dance in our heads.
visions of love and light to others around the world. What is on your mind
today? Send love to yourself, your challenges, your sorrows, your friends, and
then send it up higher to the crystalline grid around the earth so that it is
accessible to others who are in similar circumstances or to those who are in
even worse circumstances than the one you are in.
connection to all those who are working around the world to bring in this cycle
of abundance, freedom, tolerance, joy, peace, love, health, joy,,,,,
all the Lightworkers around the world, through time and space, who are
connecting to bridge in this glorious time!
The Awakening Gap
As beings who love peak experiences, we all have known the joy of transcending our normal lives. Think of the times that you have walked in nature and almost cried at the beauty that is there; a sunset - so rich and colorful...or perhaps you reached a deep state of communion through Reiki, through meditation, or with another spiritual experience - a presence so rich and so real. In awakening experiences, the world becomes more real and beautiful, and an atmosphere of harmony seems to fill our surroundings. We feel serene and whole inside, and our normal problems and worries seem to fade into insignificance.
Of course, there are ebbs and flows of life. While each day offers a possibility of connection and communion with something truly divine, the eventual realization is one of, "OK, now my feet are back on he ground... now what?" We all have a practical side; a left brain; the thinker; the logical one, and our job as evolving human beings is to dance between both worlds - the mystical and the practical. How do we come to terms with our true nature? Yes, we are divine, and yet, yes, we are walking planet Earth, taking care of our day to day matters, hopefully in service to others.
Peak experiences are for many, so deep and so powerful, that we do not wish to leave them. The energy and vibration of "connection" feels so good - the peace we feel is true and within us! Alternatively, there is our present state - our health, our financial condition, and our relationships... when we look at the 'present', and compare it to the 'connection', we can perceive a gap - an awakening gap. This is the difference between the vision we hold and the place where we currently are. The vibration of 'where we are' is so strong, that it takes time, and effort, and many times the help of counselors and teachers - to navigate the gap.
Our answer for this paradox lies in knowing that we have what it takes to improve our lives. Our vision remains clear and our unique future we are creating. The task at hand is to tune into our creativity, our expression and our purpose. Use your heart - love what you do... Our work is to blend, grow and to synthesize. Practice the tools you have acquired and acquire new ones if you need them. Use your talents for the work of the Spirit - apply what you have learned - keep on learning... ask for guidance, and above all, as our good friends Abraham always say, "Don't tell it like it is, tell it like you want it to be".
Do this a little bit every day, and the gap gets smaller.
by Tony Cardo
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