Journey without Judgment

Journey without Judgment

I often say each one of us are having our own unique human life experience. However, all too often, we deny ourselves the opportunity to experience something magical or even limit ourselves based on the fear of being judged. What will people think? How will people perceive me? Will they like me? Is this good or bad, right or wrong?

We may also withhold expressing how we feel because we fear being criticized or judged for saying too much or not enough. To me, it feels extremely limiting to get caught up in what other people think, yet I am human, too, so those thoughts do arise.

As always, I like to clarify what I am referring to. According to Merriam-Webster.com., judgment is defined as “the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing; the capacity for judging; a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion.” Criticism is defined as “the act of criticizing usually unfavorably; a critical observation or remark.”

Words are power. They have the ability to hurt or to heal. I’m “old school” in that I believe if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all as well as don’t give your opinion unless it is asked for.

Recent experiences and interactions prompted me to write this blog. I do my best to be an observer and even become conscious of when I am being a bit “judgy,” whether it is of myself or others. After packing my suitcase for a trip, I opted to weigh it to make sure that I was within airline weight limits. I weighed myself, so that I could weigh again holding the suitcase. The numbers on the scale reflected a number much higher than I desired them to be. I immediately began judging myself based on those numbers. Realizing the self-talk was ridiculous, I stopped berating myself and recognized I could do something to reduce the number it reflected or continue to be in a place of judgment.

After speaking recently at Unity of Fayetteville, I had two separate people approach me after the service saying they wished I had delivered a message that was less structured and more from the heart. Prior to their comments and even after, I had several people convey to me that they loved the message, and it touched them. I recognize people have their own perspective, and I can’t please everyone most of the time.

With that said, do your best to live your life fully with no regret. Speak from the heart. Be present in the moment. Stop judging (being critical) of yourself and those around you. Surrender to the sweetness of life. Live your life and let others live theirs. Everyone is experiencing their own journey into consciousness.

About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
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Journey with Creativity

Journey with Creativity

Growing up, we were often told, “Use your imagination.” When hearing those words, I immediately think of being creative – writing a story, painting a picture or creating some other piece of art, playing a game or so on.

I recently used my own creative talents by creating my daughter’s floral arrangements for her wedding. Caitlin’s vision was a vintage theme for her wedding, so she borrowed numerous coffee pots and tea pots from her grandmother Sylvia. Purchasing bulk flowers from Sam’s Club, we (Caitlin, my mom and myself) arranged all of the flowers, and we had an immense amount of fun while doing so.

We didn’t have a game plan; we simply opted to use our imagination and see what evolved. I was reminded of a talk I presented at Unity of Fayetteville on Beholding the Power of Imagination. Here is a short excerpt along with a couple of tips to increase your imagination for better creative thinking:

The ability to imagine enables us to experience a whole world inside our mind, and it is the ultimate creative power. A developed and strong imagination can strengthen your creative abilities and is a great tool for creating consciously to achieve our heart’s desires. What we imagine with faith and feelings comes into being. This involves incorporating aspects of creative visualization, positive thinking and affirmations. George Bernard Shaw suggests “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”

One way to increase your imagination is to expand your interests. Creativity is fueled by passion. Expand your interests by shifting your focus to include other interests that you may be passionate about. Another way is to read more. Creativity and imagination are sparked by learning.

What are some ways you use your imagination and creative talents?

About the Author

Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
http://www.facebook.com/intuitivemediumshelly
http://www.facebook.com/journeyintoconsciousness

Maintaining the Spark

Maintaining the Spark

Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either.
People are simply unique, incomparable.
You are you, I am I.
I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life.
I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being. ~ Osho

Many individuals long to know their purpose. Who am I? Why I am here? What am I supposed to be doing? These questions are similar to keys that unlock the door to more! Asking these questions offers us the opportunity to connect to our Higher self – the knowingness of our soul.

Each one of us has the Divine spark within us. It is our right to be all that we are intended to be and so much more. Through awareness and conscious creation, we can each step forward into our own authentic expression as Divine beings on this planet. We can also choose to acknowledge our Oneness, while celebrating our uniqueness.

As we become more aware of our energetic emission as well as the importance of shining our Light bright, we offer others the comfort-ability to do so for themselves as well. As we change ourselves and our thought processes, we become empowered to stand in our power and to feel safe in expressing the truth of who we are. Shifting energy is truly a matter of changing how we view the situation, experience, person, place or thing!

Allow yourself the opportunity to embrace your aliveness and navigate the waters of your human life experience on this journey into consciousness. Even so, at times, our spark may need to be sparked. This inner fire does not go out completely, but it can feel like it at times. One conversation, one encounter, one moment can spark the spark, fan the flame, and relight the ember.

Honor yourself and feel your emotions as you recognize those individuals who rekindle your spirit.

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~ Albert Schweitzer

About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
http://www.facebook.com/intuitivemediumshelly
http://www.facebook.com/journeyintoconsciousness

Journey with Joy

Journey with Joy

As I’m beginning to write, these Sunday school song lyrics are in my mind:
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Where?
Down in my heart!
Where?
Down in my heart!
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay

Joy is defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Personally speaking, it is often the simple things that bring me the greatest joy. We have recently had a lot of rain in Oklahoma, and I am always on the lookout to see a rainbow when it rains. Traveling home from Tulsa last week, I was eager and excited to catch a glimpse of one beginning to form.

Subsequently, I was delighted to view an entire one from end to end. Sensing my joy, my husband offered to pull the truck over several times, so I could fully embody the experience rather than whizzing by at 65 mph.

I snapped several images, yet the vibrancy and expansiveness were unable to be captured fully. Nevertheless, here are two of the images from that moment in time.

Of course, this is just one example. I believe that it is essential for each one of us to become aware of how we’re investing our emotional, mental, financial, and physical energy, and then choosing to recognize whether these activities bring us joy, connection, nurturing, rest, and creativity to our lives.

When we focus on bringing love and joy to our life or perhaps just allowing it to happen rather than bringing, it will have a ripple effect throughout our life. A simple affirmation can assist us with this process.

Affirm ~ My heart overflows with gratitude and joy. I am conscious of being present in this moment. I recognize that I am love and I am loved. I am allowing myself to simply breathe.

What makes you happy? How do you journey with joy?

About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
http://www.facebook.com/intuitivemediumshelly
http://www.facebook.com/journeyintoconsciousness

Journey with Compassion for Self

Journey with Compassion for Self

Compassion is defined as a strong feeling of empathy and perhaps even sympathy and sadness for other people’s suffering along with a desire to help.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~ Maya Angelou

As I often state, being human can be “tough” sometimes! This journey into consciousness reminds us of the need to have compassion for ourselves and those around us. During the January 21 breathwork session at H2Oasis Float Center & Tea House (read more about my experiences on the blog titled Journey with Breathwork), a friend and fellow attendee received this message from Spirit, “Many times, we are all too hard on ourselves. We are strong enough to endure this human life experience, and we need to be reminded of this periodically. It is essential that we have as much compassion for ourselves as we so often extend to others. In other words, we need to be easier on ourselves and much kinder.”

Heart-centered living involves practicing self-love, which is compassion for self. When we choose to accept and practice heart-centered living, we understand that we are the central point of creation of our personal reality – we are the center of our Universe.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama

Until we are able to fully understand love, both personally and experientially, which includes learning to love ourselves, we are of little value to those around us. Of course, this has nothing to do with selfishness, but with being awake and aware enough to know that we can only give what we are and what we have. Therefore, if we do not have love within us and for ourselves, how can we give love, kindness, respect or compassion to others?

About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
http://www.facebook.com/intuitivemediumshelly
http://www.facebook.com/journeyintoconsciousness

Journey with Breathwork

Journey with Breathwork

I recently had the opportunity to experience ceremonial breathwork at H2Oasis Float Center & Tea in Tulsa, OK. The first experience was on January 1, followed by additional experiences on January 7 and January 21 with each experience being unique. Undoubtedly, the collective energy and synergy of those in attendance contributed to the experience.

H2Oasis Float Center & Tea House Facebook event notes the following on ceremonial breathwork:

Artist Katherine Skaggs 2017

“For centuries, mystics have believed the breath to be the seat of the soul, which corresponds to the activation of the Pineal Gland or the Third Eye Awakening. This, in essence, is the awakening of the soul. Breathwork is a powerful self-healing modality that can free up the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies. With conscious breath, there is an opportunity to resolve trauma, remember our essential nature, and access trance states of consciousness in which we can resolve core issues or gain insight into the nature of reality. When conscious connected breathing is sustained for long enough, the old stresses, emotions, trauma, repressed and suppressed experiences can rise to the surface to be resolved. The result is usually deep relaxation and expanded awareness.”

They continue by stating, “Through ceremony and inward journeying, we’ll explore the connection between the wisdom of Gaia, heart-centering and cosmic energies. Shela, Deb and Jaylene will use their gifts to support and enhance your experience. They will hold sacred space for you to open to channel and align with your highest human potential. Come experience non-ordinary states of consciousness in a safe and healing environment. Participants can expect: Grounding and intention setting, guided meditation to connect body and breath, 90-120 minutes of circular breathing to a customized playlist (three energetic waves) and integration. May include the use of any or none of the following: channeling, activations, Reiki, mapacho, essences, sound therapy, shamanic work, cacao and more (each session varies depending on the group energetics).”

Without providing all of the details, here are the highlights of what I experienced during each session:

January 1 – Since it was my first experience, I was “testing the waters,” so to speak and wanted to maintain as much control as I could. Allowing myself to ease into the circular breathing and opting to breathe through my nostrils (rather than through my mouth), the playlist of songs chosen ran the gamut of pulsating, intense energies to gentle serenity. At one point, I saw a warrior Goddess in my mind’s eye and heard the name Athena. The message coming through reminded me that I (and all women) can be both a warrior and a Goddess at the same time – that both archetypes serve a purpose. The word pleasure came through very loudly with Spirit saying it is time to enjoy pleasure in all of its forms. Oh my goodness are the words I would use to summarize the experience with an extreme emphasis on “oh…my!”

January 7 – Feeling safe and comfortable, I was open and receptive to experience whatever came through without hesitation and opted to breathe through my mouth this time. I summed the session up with the words, “Holy F*ck!” The journey began, and I saw myself as a blue whale, a mermaid, and then a serpent. I visited Lemuria and ancient Egypt where I hung out with Isis, Anubis and Ra. I brought light to the darkness, became a tree of life and experienced the crucifixion as Jesus. My body got quite the workout, and I was exhausted from the experience. Most of the journey was very symbolic and may even be perceived as an egoic death.

January 21 – The two weeks between sessions had been very emotional for me. My grandmother (Nanny) experienced an aneurysm on January 10 and passed away on January 15 with her service being held on January 18. Our sweet dachshund Odie also passed on January 16.

My intention for this session was clarity and connection. Thankfully, the energy was calming and comforting, which is exactly what my body, mind and spirit needed. I would summarize the experience as exquisite. Shakti, the Divine Feminine energy, was palpable. I could feel Mother Mary’s presence and at one point saw an image in my mind of a print titled, “Presence Heals,” that I have hanging in my Reiki cabin. I then saw myself in that image being held by my grandmother. The next song sounded like opera music with a woman singing. I immediately remembered hearing my Nanny sing and became very emotional as if the song were being sung to me. I felt unconditional Divine love and was reminded that I am loved and also the energy of love.

These three experiences have provided me with an opportunity to delve deeper. Through the altered state of consciousness via breathwork, the breathwork journey and its accompanying extreme heightened senses have enhanced my own abilities and offered additional peace in my life. I am ready to explore some more and am looking forward to the next opportunity.

About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
http://www.facebook.com/intuitivemediumshelly
http://www.facebook.com/journeyintoconsciousness

Journey into 2018

Journey into 2018

The intent to live your best year yet will generate an energetic force that will pull you toward the results you desire. This intent holds the power to change the fallow soil of undirected energy into potent, fertile ground where you can plant the seeds of your desires and watch them blossom into reality. ~ Debbie Ford of The Ford Institute

Are you ready to close the door on 2017 and begin fresh with the new year? As you are guided to do so, spend some time in reflection and take a stroll through the experiences of 2017. Instead of dwelling in the energy, let thoughts, emotions, impressions and memories rise to the surface. Honor them as you honor yourself. Let the doors close, so that new windows of opportunity open up for you. Receive the gift of endings, so that you can have fabulous new beginnings! You may even choose to cocoon!

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines cocooning as “envelop or surround in a protective or comforting way.” In essence, cocooning involves pulling your energy in as you become more aware of energy drains, whether it be people, places or things. Choosing to honor your physical health as well as your mental/emotional well-being is an aspect of the cocooning process, which involves self-care, including massage therapy, reflexology, daily meditation, relaxation, float therapy, acupuncture and any other modalities that may resonate with you personally. Since everything is energy, including each one of us as an energetic being, cocooning for clarity is a beneficial and essential resource for our physical health and mental emotional well-being. To read the blog in its entirety, please visit Cocooning for Clarity.

Rather than declaring resolutions, I encourage you to begin the new year with setting intentions for 2018! Focus on how you want to feel and let the Universe work its magic on your behalf! I invite you to journey into 2018 with optimism, hope and clarity, while feeling loved, valued, appreciated and empowered!

When you load the intent to have the best year of your life, you are choosing to bring into existence a life filled with love, laughter, success, and fulfillment. ~ Debbie Ford of The Ford Institute

I was guided to record a 2018 Outlook Loving Guidance mp3 Reading for the collective. I have been offering these outlook readings the past few years at this time. I’m not a fortune teller, but these readings do seem to offer a glimpse into what the year will hold, while knowing we have freewill and the power to create consciously. It is intended for whomever chooses to listen to it. Please practice discernment – accept what resonates with you personally and discard the rest. To listen and/or download the link from Hightail, please click here.

About the Author

Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.
http://shellyrwilson.com
http://www.facebook.com/intuitivemediumshelly
http://www.facebook.com/journeyintoconsciousness