My goodness, life has its problems and challenges. I tend to think of problems as something that I “don’t” like to face and deal with, and challenges as things I “do” want to face and deal with. Unfortunately, they are the same thing and we must deal with the growth issue presenting itself, whatever we call it.
I recently signed a contract with Linda Marson the owner of the web site, Global Spiritual Studies based in Australia. I have agreed to do a series of webinars for Linda’s site. At first, I thought “Great, I always wanted to do a webinar.” And then I thought again, “But wait, I‘ve never done a webinar. I know nothing….yikes.”
Now, I don’t like problems, but I don’t mind a little challenge. And so, I decided to embark on this most remarkable journey into the world of webinars with a positive attitude. So, I am calling this my latest challenge. I embody the lighthearted Fool archetype as I work with the tools that Linda has given me and I learn a new style of presentation. Not a problem.
The challenger perspective doesn’t mean that I get off any easier, than if I thought of it as a problem. My challenge is that I get stage fright. This time is no different. Any of you who speak to groups may recognize the symptoms…intense fear with a few body symptoms such as a tense throat and tight solar plexus. You can settle down to the level of simple anxiety, but the feeling of dread haunts you.
Since I have a lot of training that helps me deal with stressors, I decided to utilize one of my favorite tools…prayer and meditation. Taking a deep breath, I said a quick prayer to the Universe about what I could do with this as a spiritual teaching for me, as well as, a teaching opportunity for the community. My instructions were immediate and clear. I was to use the St. Michael Archangel cards that I had recently received from mail order. I have never before been interested in angels but something moved me to buy the angel cards and the book Archangels 101 by Doreen Virtue. Possibly it was my Christian background coupled with the artwork of this very beautiful deck. Whatever it was, in this instance, I found the cards and messages, combined with my own colorful inner energetics, incredibly helpful.
The card I drew was “Have Confidence”, the angel was an armored warrior and the prayer at the bottom of the card read: “Archangel, Michael, please lend me your courage and fortitude. Help me realize that I am one with all that is Divine: wisdom, strength, love, creativity, abundance, and health. Allow me to feel confident and peaceful about myself in all ways.”
Instantly, I saw that I was dealing with higher spiritual levels of archetypal energies. I also
understood in the same instant that I could have these energies for myself. I closed my eyes so that I might do an active imagination self-consultation. I then asked to be given the higher energies of this angel. In my mind’s eye, I saw the peaceful energy as pure white light as it filled my body on the in breath. On the out breath, I felt the anxiety leave my body. Around my throat chakra, the colors of blue and green pulsated massaging my tight throat until it relaxed. Near the end of the experience, I could hear the sound of angel wings…tis a sound like no other. The anxiety was replaced by a wonderfully peaceful and loving feeling. (The imagination is a powerful healing tool.)
Please join me for the maiden voyage of my very first webinar Introduction to Health as Expanding Consciousness Wednesday May 25th at 6:00 PM Pacific time. The webinar is live and you can message me as I speak. After that date, you can watch the webinar recorded. Seating for the live event is limited, so purchase your reservations now.
Blessings to all, Toni