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Reconnecting and Re-aligning – More Productive than Being Busy!

I have been meaning to write in this blog for a long time, but as you know, time keeps ticking along, and we have a tendency to busy ourselves with doing. Or, more honestly stated, I tend to busy myself with tasks. Things I want to do, things I think I need to do, and then things I have to do before I get to doing the things I want to do. Then, you get sick, or you take on a new project that eats up all your time, and so on.

So, as I do on most days, I woke up early to get started with my day. Because I have a day off, I clicked off my alarm clock and remained in bed–with a resolve to feel good before “getting busy” with doing. I thought of things that put a smile on my face: puppies, a field of endless flowers, blue sky, the beach, you get the idea.

Why couldn’t I stay in a state of Feel-Good?

Giacometti in Lugano - photo by C.T. LunaAs it turned out, I realized I had a really hard time sustaining those thoughts! Some way, some how, the feel-good thought would slide downhill into a pit of writhing, wiggling, niggling thoughts that wanted to get started with ticking away at my to-do list. (“First I could go this, but then I should make sure to do that, and before I do that, I should really…”)

Yes, checking off items from my To-Do list makes me feel accomplished. It makes me feel good. So, the Universe (actually my own manifestative Source Energy) hears that — and says, “Okay, let’s send her some more stuff to do, so she can check it off and feel good!”. So what happens?

I get more stuff to do.

Two, three or even four more ideas append themselves to my To-Do list. It’s insane, I know!

My mind and body are out of whack, because really no human body can really keep up with the speed of thinking. And when my fast-thinking thoughts take control of the wheel, my body cries, “No Mas!”

Sure enough, I have been dealing with a pesky cough for about two weeks.

It’s time for Re-alignment.

I know this is true because I am generally a healthy person. Not to mention, this information was confirmed — almost too coincidentally, when I ended up fully engrossed in the chapter called, “Perspectives of Health, Weight, and Mind” of Jerry and Esther Hicks’ The Essential Law of Attraction Collection (always in my Kindle!) when I opened up to the page I left behind months ago. (Side note: Six or so months ago, I was completely bored by this section, when my health and wellness was in perfect alignment. In fact, it is why I put the reading down.)

How to re-align? How to reconnect? I thought you’d never ask.

Immersing yourself in river Töss - photo by C.T. Luna1) First, come up with your own plan. This is so important, because it is essentially how you crystallize your contract with You. This also means that if your plan was inspired by an outside source, a good friend, the Dalai Lama (or whatever!), that’s perfectly okay. The point here is that the plan is going to be implemented by you, so it needs to jive with the tools you have in your toolbox, or the ingredients you have in your kitchen.

In my case, my plan is two-fold. First, I will take time to Feel Good when I don’t cross things off my list, as well as when I do cross things off my list. And, at the end of the day, my plan is to declare how happy I am that those things weren’t crossed off my list, because it allows the Universe to take care of it for me! (This last point is a secret double-whammy, because one of my issues involves feeling like I need to do everything for myself. So, from now on, I can let go and have an open hand to receive!)

The other part of the plan is to take more time outs and enjoy them fully–without effort! In two words: Have Fun. This means, no clocks or cell phones. It means, being fully in-the-moment, whether it’s conversing with a friend (or my sweetheart), enjoying the wait for the bus (especially when it’s cold), reading a book or meditating. It’s about noticing a moment’s spontaneity and going with it!

2) Don’t worry about your plan, just immerse yourself in it. This is your plan, this is your contract with yourself, and it is a living, breathing document (just like your Akashic Records).

Did you forget to do something in your plan? Re-write the terms of engagement and implement! For example, say you planned to spend 1-minute every hour remembering the things that made you feel good. Then, you realize you made it all the way to lunch without implementing the plan. That’s okay! Just change it to be something you can do Now that you remember! (Change it to: “With every bite that I take out of this delicious sandwich, I’ll remember one thing that made me feel good today!” Voilà!)

3) Take at least five minutes out of your day to be silent with yourself. The word “meditate” and “meditation” can be loaded with effort, but that’s essentially what being silent with yourself is. You may find that your innermost self can freely communicate with you. Listen. And feel good. Because you’re re-aligning and re-connecting.


Let go of the feeling of efforting for value

Welcome Readers,

Akashic Reading is completely new to me. Over the past few weeks, I have visited my Akashic Records, and sometimes I think, “Hey, this could be helpful for somebody else who’s new to this process.” When I read, the vibrations from my guides come across as words–most of the time. Sometimes, they come as images or sensations, I try to jot down a descriptive word or two to capture an impression, which I rework later.

Thank you for visiting this blog; and feel free to comment! :-) 

Cyn

P.S. Portions in bold are “my own” voice. Portions inserted in brackets [like this] are my own observations or commentary.


 

Forest: Model for Economic Sustainability, photo by Cyn

Hello.

Welcome.

So, I don’t really have any questions for you. Nothing specific. Is there anything you wish to share with me? Can you help me to stumble on something that can serve me at this time?

Ah, you are a tricky one. [Laughter.] There is always something to share. Relax…

Okay. I am relaxed.

[I am receiving an image of a lush, green wooded area. As if in a movie, the focus begins with one tree, and pans across other trees and massive, old and substantial tree trunks. There is a sound of a babbling brook in the background… The thought enters that these images and sensations serve to aid me in relaxing more, deeper. I reach the understanding that the point of this is that relaxing deeper could “serve me at this time”.]

I don’t know if this is what I want to address…

Okay. What do you want to address? Do you have a question now?

I wish for assistance with my career path. I feel that my next move is spiritual, perhaps through the Akashic or similar, but I am not sure how to pursue this and make a living. In brass tacks, I’m talking money.

Ah. Okay. Now we’re talking.

Let’s examine this situation. You have been watching a few segments with Abraham and Esther. You understand what they are talking about. But now, you want to find out what you need to do, what you need to “effort”, to go forth with your career – with attracting an income for yourself.

Okay. What I think you’re saying is: Why am I coming to you to ask about what I need to do, or what I should do to attract the career or the lifestyle I wish for instead of simply preparing myself for the moment when the Universe presents it to me? If anything, I should be letting go…

You got it.

Dearest Cyn. You effort around this question of job and career. When really you wish to follow your calling. Even communicating with us now, is a form of efforting – particularly today, when you are not really allowing us to come through when you wish to receive a message.

Sorry. [I wasn’t really able to still my mind or get comfortable in my chair, the way I have during previous readings. I think what has also influenced this “efforting” feeling is opening the Records without a specific question. I have made a mental note not to do so for future readings.]

We do not scold you, dear Cynthia. We simply wish to show you the lack of clarity in this moment that is leading you away from the clear messages you have been taking in all weekend.

Okay. I am silencing myself now. I will remove my fingers from the keyboard.

…  [This seemed to help.]

What is it with me and my association between money and work/effort/job?

Dear Cynthia. Here you are.

Ever since you were a little girl, you recognized that your father worked hard, and often to ensure being able to provide for you. Remember what he used to say to you? “You mean, I am working so hard, to pay so much for your school?” He communicated a sense of efforting to you, which you associated with value or money. You needed to effort to learn, to earn your father’s worth.

This does not need to be so, in this ever-expanding universe that you are beginning to comprehend.

See the abundance in the leaves that build up in the trees every summer that are also used as ground cover and insulation in the winter. Do you not see this as abundance? It is part of the cycle. (It never runs out – like an economy that feeds itself sustainably.)

Cynthia. You can now let go of this feeling that you have [of efforting for value]. It no longer serves you.

Let us begin with little Cynthia who could get endless lollipops from the bank. The lollipops were free. :-)

[Visual element of grown-up Cynthia driving to the drive-thru banking window to collect lollipops for me and little Cynthia. We are happy and licking lollipops together.]

Good. You have released your resistance.

Do you feel the ease with which money is coming to you?

Trade in that scratch-off! It’s coming…. [Yesterday, I scratched off a lotto ticket, which I could redeem or trade in for another lotto ticket.]

Okay. Next…

That was easy.

What? You wanted it to be hard? We’ll work on other things in depth next week. *grin*

The next area is related to my job. I am torn between looking for other work and pursuing something more meaningful. My current job guarantees me a comfortable income and the unknown is… well, unknown…

We have already told you that the next job is around the corner. You need to let go [stop efforting] there with your current job and have fun. Right now, you are acknowledging the payment, but are you fully appreciating and celebrating? … … Well? …  Well?

You are looking for a prescription. Here’s one. When you get your next paycheck. Celebrate. Go out with your husband. Plan to go out, get dressed up and enjoy. See if you can find something that you two will really like. Plan a trip to somewhere. Do it today. You have been enjoying, but not relishing. It’s time to start doing that too. Be the creative [person] you enjoy being.

Should I take a class?

There you go with efforting again.  :-)

For the time being, you don’t have to. We think you should go forward with what you have. Most of all, enjoy the journey and the experience. We want for you to do this for at least one week.

I am getting a sensation that I should do this for the month of April too?

Yes. April’s a good month to do this. Do it for the month of April. :-)

Thank you.