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I recently came back from Sandra Ingerman’s Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light workshop at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California. It was an amazing week of deepening my relationship with spirit as well as other practitioners and the land itself, spending much time journeying to the place where the material world comes from – where form is dreamed into being. The food, fellowship, insights, and high vibration of the 5-day retreat were amazing.

Literally the day I got back, I was faced with some very challenging situations at home. For the first couple of days, it was actually easy to face things from my expanded point of view, but I soon found myself sinking back into the heaviness of practicality and talking myself out of the limitless sense of possibility I had touched in Joshua Tree. I tried to remember to practice what Sandra called “transfiguration,” connecting to my divine light and connection to Source. I spent time every day in gratitude and transmuting negative energetic patterns I might have been projecting outward, as well as any that might have been projected towards me, but it was still difficult.

The thing about opening up to new insights, to seeing things in a new way when you are removed from your day-to-day life, or even if you are still in your day-to-day life, is that if you can’t/don’t/or won’t integrate them, your spiritual emergence process can actually turn into the more painful process of spiritual emergency, where your circuits blow out and you are basically unable to function.I didn’t want to get to that point. I wanted to soak up the divine light I knew was always in and around me and face the new challenges in my life from a place of gratitude, adventure, and wonder rather than getting bogged down in fear and negativity.

So I have spent a lot of time looking at some pictures I took of some of my favorite rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park, where a friend and I spent a couple of days debriefing after the workshop. When you have a peak experience, you see things that might have always been there that you never noticed before, or you might have actually created new things that never existed. The pictures that particularly moved me, and continue to speak to me, are of a hole in the rocks that you can easily miss if you aren’t paying attention and looking from a particular angle. I’ll post the photos below.

We always have the option to see things differently. And to create new things to see. We just need to keep practicing – and practice is the operative word – being open and aware. We need to pay attention, with open hearts.

One of the songs we sang at the workshop says it well:
“I am opening up in sweet surrender
to the luminous love light of the One.”

May we stay open to our lives just continuing to get more and more amazing.


Copyright 2014, Lynda Skeen

Copyright 2014, Lynda Skeen


Copyright 2014, Lynda Skeen

Copyright 2014, Lynda Skeen



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