The New-Age Movement: Full of Narcissists Or Magical People?

The New-Age Movement: Full of Narcissists Or Truly Magical People?

It’s hard not to get really down thinking about humanity when you’re scrolling through social media or spending time on the Internet. Even just walking into a store can be enough to put you in the wrong mood. The New-Age movement has permeated our culture, and years ago, I would have been so delighted by this news. Unfortunately, the version of the New-Age Movement that dominantly exists now is not the movement that I came to love and grow within.purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deck

Our society truly has devolved into a mish-mosh mess of labels, fake identities, false claims, and unhealthy obsessions. The original New-Age Movement provided so many opportunities for growth, spiritual enlightenment, and light-seeking, but it has been hijacked by people seeking attention, thinking it’s trendy, and not fully embracing the purpose and meaning of becoming a person of the New Age.

If you’re wondering if you’ve been surrounding yourself with a bunch of New-Age Narcissists, or if you might be one yourself and want to change for the better, then let’s talk about the dangers of getting sucked into this label and identity-obsessed consumerist culture.

Appropriating the Spirituality of Other Cultures Without Embracing the True Light

We’ve all seen it. Maybe we’re even guilty of it ourselves. Some of the most inspiring Divine Masters of history and the biggest spiritual movements have come out of cultures we’re not a part of and haven’t even experienced first-hand. For instance, how many people do you know have been practicing Yoga but have never been to India and have not even bothered to become informed about the origins and true meanings behind this amazing practice?

So many Yoga classes available now are just empty shells of the practice. They are meant more for exercise than for genuine spiritual practice, or they just feed into the ego rather than cultivate spiritual growth. In reality, Yoga is an essential element to the faith and spiritual lives of so many people, but it’s been copied and pasted over to Western Culture without all that wealth of light, love, and divinity. Then, it’s been exploited through marketing and consumerism to the point that it’s almost unrecognizable from its true purpose.

Scrolling through Instagram, I bet there are at least one or two people who come to mind who you see posting their Yoga journey. They have endless selfies and photoshoots of them striking popular poses, meeting with their spiritual teachers, and wearing expensive clothes and accessories that call to mind South Asian cultures.

All of this, I bet, is just a play on their ego. They’re obsessed with their self-created identity as a Yoga student, getting in touch with their spirit, and they want everyone everywhere to know it. Their identity is marked and advertised to the world through their clothes, home decor, trips to the studio, and endless posts online.

Now, I’ve talked a lot about Yoga, but that’s only just one example. Many other practices have been hijacked and turned into consumer products and services that entirely miss the authenticity and purpose of these things. purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deck

Traditional Chinese Medicine, for example, also has so many amazing practices like Qi Gong, acupuncture, and Chinese Herbal Medicine that have been hijacked and turned into purely exercise or spa treatments.

Next time you find something in the New-Age Movement that you’re thinking about trying, first ask yourself: Am I taking on this practice because I fully understand its importance and purpose and have the intent to change my life through it, or am I just attracted to the consumerism and altered identity it will give me?

Obsessing Over Trauma, Fears, and Hurdles With No Intent to Grow and Move On

Similar to how many people take on spiritual practices for the sake of feeding their ego, the New-Age Movement is also overflowing with people who have adopted the language of self-awareness and reflection but not the intention to be reformed and healed.

The New-Age Movement, or at least the original version, urged us to dive deep within ourselves, identify our flaws, recognize our dark sides, and pursue the light. We’re supposed to seek change, evolve, and become our best selves. In the New-Age Movement culture that exists now, we’re focusing way too much on speaking about ourselves and dwelling on our past and the negatives.

Think about it: how many conversations have you had where the formula is always the same? “Oh, I’ve had a very terrible childhood full of toxic family members. I still struggle with the trauma and all the bad habits that I have left over from that.” And then they make some really quick, disingenuous remark about how they’re working on themselves.

Or maybe you hear this a lot: “All these people around me are way too negative. They are really bringing down my mood, vibes, and spiritual health. I really need to cut these people off.”

How about this? Do you know that one person that just never stops talking about themselves and their growth? Do they constantly word-vomit about their feelings, leaving no space for others, and have no intention of hearing anyone else’s advice or proposed solutions?

All of these behaviors are the result of self-obsession. These New-Age Narcissists believe they are participating in the New Age Movement by identifying “toxic” people and relationships and purging themselves of trauma and fear. At the same time, they’re never rolling up their sleeves to truly heal, find spiritual growth, or better themselves in any way. They never fully turn inward or reflect on how their own flaws might be causing their problems – or other peoples’ problems!

Feeding Into the Consumerism of New-Age Movement Symbols, Trends, and Products

We’ve already touched on this a bit, but I want to emphasize that the original New-Age Movement has been overrun with consumerism. It doesn’t take long for companies to identify trendy images, symbology, and practices that it can turn into a product or service and make major profits.

Gym and fitness chains have fully taken on Yoga classes as a daily exercise offering. Spas and resorts have embraced incense, essential oils, crystals, acupuncture, and culturally-distinct massage techniques. purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deck

Every cheap, fast-fashion mall store sells jewelry and clothing that consumerizes Asian and indigenous cultures for Western profit and enjoyment.

What’s at the very heart of consumerism? Narcissism. We buy these things because they feed into our ego. They help build our outward identity. That next pair of dream catcher earrings, that new incense holder, that fresh yoga mat you just bought – all of those products make us feel more trendy and more “in-tune” with our spirituality without actually feeding our spiritual growth.

Confrontation Is Not Only Scary But Completely Unwelcome

Finally, New-Age Narcissists are terrified of confrontation. They are so fearful of being confronted about themselves, in fact, that they’ll label anyone who dares to do so as toxic and turn them into outcasts.

How dare you insinuate that the Yoga studio I’ve been attending is led by a disingenuous guru? Can you believe that person told me I should stop being so obsessed with what kind of Starseed I am, or which number on the Enneagram fits me, and that I should instead start delving deeper into who I am and feeding my true light?

How dare they.

Self-obsessed, identity-obsessed, label-obsessed people are more concerned with introducing themselves to the world as a type of alien or personality label than they are with doing the deeper persona work. New-Age Narcissism is a religion for children, avoiders, and deeply broken people who are unwiling to face reality. They have no true intention of discovering themselves, they just want to follow the celebrities, influences, and trendy gurus that tell them lovely things and don’t really challenge them to change.

All these things are a replacement for the virtue, integrity, loving intention, and spiritual growth that are the hallmarks of the original genuine New Age Movement. I wish you luck on your journey to full enlightenment, and luck as well in finding others who are genuine light-seekers just like you.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

Pray for others and the Universe prays for us.

LOTS OF BLESSINGS TO YOU!

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There is no “Other.” There is only you experiencing yourself.

 

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner (Shri Krishna Kalesh) is an intuitive mystic, clairvoyant reader, and a loving life & business coach. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships.

He created The Shankara Oracle, a profound divination tool that includes 18 gemstones, a lavishly designed divination board, and over 300 penetrative oracle cards – all to help you heal to your core and illuminate your Being.

Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

How To Be An Effective Intuitive Coach

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How To Be An Effective Intuitive Coach

Coach. Leader. Guide. Mentor. These are just a few of the titles given to those people in our lives that encourage and lead us to be better. If these people in our lives do right by us, they can help us let go of the bad things about us, help us shed the old and ugly or broken parts of ourselves, and help us grow and develop into higher versions of ourselves.

An intuitive coach can have a much stronger effect on the lives of their clients because we can tap into the Universe, and connect with the higher presence in order to guide others to a deeper understanding of themselves.

What Does It Mean To Be “Intuitive”? 

Being intuitive means that we have the ability to have a sense about things from beyond, just simply by knowing it.  It is similar to common intuition, but stronger and more focused, as the sense is through a higher connection to the Universe – and the knowledge comes from beyond normal senses.

Tapping into the normal senses, a keen observation, and the skill of really listening to another individual – being able to put yourself in their shoes and understand where they are coming from – are essential parts of this ability too.  But the connection to a higher understanding is what gives intuitives knowledge beyond the normal senses and our ability to tap into yourself and your journey well beyond what you might have before.

What About Intuitive Coaching?

To be an intuitive coach requires having a specific skill set. Without having the abilities of an intuitive, you cannot be an effective intuitive coach (obviously).  While many claim to have these abilities, or lead people in need astray through the smoke and mirrors of faked or disingenuous psychic and intuitive abilities – they are looking for profit or power or both at the expense of others.

True intuitive coaching helps clients with self-growth, guiding them on the path of tapping into their souls and uncovering their truest selves.  Your role as an intuitive coach, and my role as well, is to lead clients to a deeper soul-knowledge and awareness of themselves:

      • What battles do they face? 
      • What lies have they been told or have they told themselves?  
      • What is it that they truly want out of their relationships? 
      • What does their life path look like?
      • What do they want from their career?
      • What is the plan moving forward?

All of this just scratches the surface of what it means to be an effective intuitive coach.  Let’s go deeper.

Understanding Your Role As a Coach

When we are young, our parents – if they are good parents – are our first source of guidance and discipline. However, as time goes on, we may rebel against our parents or start pushing back. This is natural, of course, and most people have done so in one form or another at some point in their lives. It’s possible that we feel they tell us what to do for their own benefit, or their advice is too predictable because we’ve heard it all before.

If the rebellion happens at a younger age, this is where coaches can come into our lives. They are parent-like figures that are not our parents – we somehow inherently take their advice and leadership more seriously because they are not as closely involved. As we grow up, we do not lose that need to have mentors that can both become intimately connected with us and still remain removed enough to offer unbiased, objective guidance.

Just as we often find ourselves listening to coaches more so than our parents at a young age because we can choose them as our leaders instead of the Universe assigning them to us, we need mentors in our adult lives that can help us see things from a different perspective. Sometimes, we just need to speak with someone who won’t stand to benefit from one outcome over another, who we haven’t grown up around to the point that we have too similar views and influences, or who won’t repeat predictable advice. 

Your role as a coach is to understand why your clients would need you in the first place: as a mentor and confidant who can evaluate situations from the outside, apply new perspectives, and not cast judgments that fall too close to home.

Finding Inspiration In Other Coaches

These days, coaches can be seen almost everywhere you turn, and they take many forms. You might be looking to be an intuitive coach, but there’s a lot to be learned from the way different types of coaches lead their subjects. The most noticeable and perhaps public form of coaching that we see today is that of the sporting variety, but there are very famous coaches to be found under other titles – religious leaders and teachers, for example. 

Secular Coaches

Some of the most famous coaches in history include Vince Lombardi, Mike Krzyzewski, and Bill Belichick. Wisdom such as “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect,” (Vince Lombardi) can be found on walls in halls of fame, and heard repeated at youth sporting practices across the country.

While helpful in guiding young people in the direction of building better lives, these iconic quotes and leaders are not applicable to all corners of life. These figureheads and their words of wisdom can guide us in the right direction, but they often lack the spiritual, higher note that we crave – that connection to something more.  This is why we need to turn to our religious and spiritual leaders and begin the journey of finding intuitive coaches to help guide us in finding a deeper understanding of ourselves and the Universe.

Religious/Spiritual

There are a wide array of religious and spiritual leaders that cultures and religions across time and oceans have turned to for help. Some whose teachings I lean on often in my coaching and life journeys include Amma, the “Hugging Saint,” Anandamayi Ma, and many other inspiring divine masters.

Spiritual “coaches” like these take a much less simple, yet often more profound approach. They see things from a much higher level and can break down life based on value, purpose, and meaning rather than just in-the-moment, superficial consequences. 

A great intuitive coach will find inspiration from both the secular and spiritual gurus of the past and present to guide them in forming their own style. They can use a mix of superficial logic and high-minded thought, always staying flexible in their approach based on the client’s personality and needs in each session.

How To Be a Good Intuitive Coach

There are all kinds of coaches: There are strict and impatient disciplinarians and lenient, patient, and flexible coaches. There are coaches we remember with loathing and the coaches whose wisdom we carry with us through the rest of our days. Ultimately, we strive to be mentors who effectively change the course of our clients’ lives and their outlooks, but it takes a special kind of formation, practice, and mindset.

Learn From What It Means To Be a Bad Coach

We all have had those people in our lives that claimed to be helpers but we knew were either liars or users. They were manipulating us or the people around us for their own gain.  Bad coaches don’t fall far from this tree.

Many times, a bad coach is not dissimilar to a so-called psychic.  A large number of people who claim to be psychic have done so without honing what abilities they have to connect with a higher consciousness.  This leads to many frauds giving themselves the title of psychic while using the tarot cards and smoke show to create a profit for themselves using a soul’s need for help.

If you lack the skill set to be an intuitive coach – that is, if you do not have a good or strong connection to the Universe, or simply do not have the natural intuitive abilities – you should not be an intuitive coach.  However, if you have the natural intuitive inclination, but have not ever used it, fear not.  With time and practice, you can harness that natural intuitive gift into something that can grow your connection to your true self and the Universe around you.

Without the ability to move their own egos aside, these people will have difficulty being able to actually help their clients, and this may only lead others into more hardship.

Evaluate Your Intentions and Limitations

Much like being a professional athlete, a star musician, or anything exceptional, it takes a particular kind of person to be a good and effective coach. Beyond having the inherent talent and wisdom, you’ll also need the motivation to commit and the desire to truly serve others.

Coaches need to genuinely want to be around the people they will be guiding or leading. Coaches need to want to help those around them, to challenge them to be better, to grow both as people in general and in whatever it is that the coach is leading them towards. That being said, if you do not like being around people, particularly difficult or distraught people in challenging situations, coaching may not be for you. 

Coaching comes with all sorts of challenges. Many different personalities will come to you, requiring guidance. And depending on the kind of coaching you will be engaging in, you may have to learn how to manage those personalities and situations both on an individual level and as a unit. You must get them to learn how to work with others as well as with themselves. If you do it right, you’ll be able to enjoy watching different personalities develop and evolve, and that is a beautiful and powerful thing that you can have the honor to guide.

It’s also important to remember that you are not the coach for everyone, and not every client is the client for you. Learn which personalities you work well with, and learn to read the intentions of people who approach you for guidance. Being able to discern well which clients you should accept and reject will be crucial to your own well-being and the success of your clients.

Only Coach What You Know

Ultimately, you’ll need to have a particular skill set that a client is looking for. Coaching requires one to be an expert, or at least nearly so, in whatever area or industry one is going to focus on as a coach. Oftentimes, the worst coaches are the people who have barely scratched the surface personally, yet have decided to advertise themselves to mentees as experts. Or even worse, they have taken up the title with no experience whatsoever just to have a position of power.

So, if you are particularly good at something – in this case, intuitive guidance and readings – and have the desire to help others grow, then I would highly recommend you as an intuitive coach. You might then also choose to niche down even further. If you have a tremendous amount of experience in business, for example, you might consider specifically being an intuitive business coach.

Build Your Intuitive Toolkit

Strengthening your intuitive abilities takes genuine commitment and willingness to dive deep into oneself, no matter what one might find. It requires learning true forgiveness, being wholly accepting of yourself, and sharing your beautiful light with others.

Some ways I’ve gotten in touch with myself are my favorite rituals, mantras, prayers and sutras. Specifically, I love getting myself through the day by repeating the Ho’Oponono mantra hundreds of times. This chant is one of full, genuine forgiveness of oneself and of others so that you are left with no attachments to guilt, regret, or hurt. Doing this allows me to center myself and better serve my coaching clients. It breaks down all physical barriers and attachments to this world so that I can connect with myself and the Universe more fully. I highly recommend creating a mental toolkit of all the spiritual and centering practices that will help you become a better coach, and make sure to make them part of your daily routine.

When it comes to your coaching sessions, make sure you’ve set up a sacred space. Tapping into your psychic and intuitive abilities requires a safe, clean, and spiritual space conducive to high vibrations and devoid of interruptions. Make sure you store all your divination tools with sacred respect as well, whether you set up a shelf or an altar for them. Build up your collection of tarot cards, oracle cards, crystals, oils, and more that can help you fully tap into your knowledge and abilities.

Finally, practice turning your intuitions into practical, grounded advice that’s truly helpful to your clients. As an intuitive coach, your role is more than just channeling messages to your clients. You help must interpret these messages in applicable ways so that your abilities are used for genuine guidance and formation. Never forget to show gratitude as well, both to the Universe and to your clients.

Consider My Personality Cards for Guidance

I would recommend building into your toolkit the Personality Cards I developed some time ago.  They might add some fun and depth to the tarot card reading experience for clients.  When used in the right way, the Personality Cards are always spot-on and help lead clients to a deeper understanding of themselves.

The Personality Cards don’t have to be used just for clients, either!  You can use them yourself in your daily preparations – during prayer, meditation, or self-reflection.  A good intuitive coach does not stop practicing or deepening their connection to the Universe.

If you lose that close connection, and that intuitive understanding gets muffled, you will not be able to help your clients – you may only hurt them and yourself.   

The Personality Cards are a great and fun way to stay on track on a day-to-day basis.  They are also an effective tool to help your clients open their eyes to deeper understanding and assist you in the guidance process in their sessions 

Contact Me For Further Intuitive Coaching Formation

Intuitive Coaching requires the skill set of having a deep connection to the Universe and being able to harness that natural ability.  Having a deep desire to help people is also necessary, and beyond that, a unique ability to understand others – to step into another person’s shoes and guide them on their journey to finding the right path.  Let the Universe guide them through you, and both you and your client can reach a more enlightened state of consciousness.  

If you are thinking about starting down the path to becoming an Intuitive Coach, or are not sure if that is a path you want to take – please feel free to reach out regarding a coaching plan or private session.

YOU ARE LOVE!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner (Shri Krishna Kalesh) is an intuitive mystic, clairvoyant reader, and a loving life & business coach. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships.

He created The Shankara Oracle, a profound divination tool that includes 18 gemstones, a lavishly designed divination board, and over 300 penetrative oracle cards – all to help you heal to your core and illuminate your Being.

Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

How Mushrooms and Trees Communicate and Thrive

How Mushrooms and Trees Communicate and Thrive

Deep in the forests, in places uncharted or untouched by man, there is an incredible and unfathomable network of living organisms that accomplish things we never dreamed they could before. The ability for other living organisms to communicate with each other, even organisms that many of us view as the lowest on the “food chain” of life, is actually astounding. One of these amazing instances is how mushrooms and trees communicate and thrive in their natural habitat.

That’s right – mushrooms are truly magical, and that’s not just because so many species of mushrooms are dubbed “magic mushrooms” for their hallucinogenic properties. They’re truly magical because they’re so complex beyond our understanding.

How Do Mushrooms Work, Exactly?

When you think of mushrooms, you probably get the image of the cute little mushroom cap popping up out of the damp soil. While this image is correct, it’s actually leaving out a much bigger picture. The mushroom caps you see popping up are the equivalent of the fruit that grows on a tree – they are the reproductive parts of a much larger system that we cannot see underground.

To fully understand how mushrooms and trees communicate, you’ll need to understand the different parts of the mushroom network. The three major parts of the mushroom network to understand are the mushrooms themselves, their spores, and the mycelium.

What is Mycelium?

Mycelium looks and acts a lot like roots do for a tree. While we cannot see the mycelium unless we dig it up and study it, the structures are quite massive. Mycelium spreads out much further and wider than the mushroom caps we can see, yet they are still only made of thread-like roots that grow no more than a few thousandths of a millimeter in width per thread.

Mycelium spreads and penetrates food sources nearby, such as organic materials from which it can extract sugar. To extract sugar, mycelium needs to secrete enzymes that break down the organic materials it attaches to.

While mycelium sounds like its structure is fragile, it’s actually a very complex and intentional system of threads that last well beyond the lifespan of any mushrooms it sprouts! In fact, mycelium continues sprouting new mushrooms throughout its lifetime to continue the cycle of life.

Because mycelium is so complex, researchers have been discovering new ways to take advantage of such a resilient and interesting structure, such as paving way for new opportunities in sustainability and healthcare.

What Do Mushrooms Do?

The “fruits” of the mycelium network are the mushrooms we see sprouting up from soil or wood. There are too many species of mushrooms to count, so it’s hard to define exactly how they look. The most popular structure of a mushroom looks like a trunk with a cap on top, and even these types of mushrooms come in endless colors and variations. There are also mushrooms and fungi that grow more like tubes or mounds.

The most important job of the mushroom is to produce and distribute spores, which are the reproductive “seeds” that spread and set up new mycelium networks if they land in the right places. These spores root and grow mycelium much like a seed from the fruit of a tree would under the right environmental conditions.

Once the job of the mushroom is done – whether its spores are spread by the wind, passing animals, or other transportive means – it dies away. When it comes to the lifespan of a mushroom, though, there is a wide range depending on the species. While some smaller, simpler species of mushrooms can be fully grown in just one day, other large mushrooms can take a few months.

What’s So Important About Fungi and Mushrooms?

For many people, mushrooms are gross, ugly, and are signs of moldy and damp areas. For others, they are merely good for mealtime. In the wild, though, mushrooms play an extremely important function in the environment’s survival. We should truly look at them as a sign of rebirth!

Fungi and mushrooms are an entirely separate category of life all on their own. While plants use photosynthesis to generate energy from the sun and animals eat food to digest nutrients, fungi externally digest nutrients before they absorb the food into their network.  Fungi break down dead and decaying organisms in the environment to fuel themselves, making them nature’s great recycler.

Without mushrooms and mycelium in our environment, the world would be a wasteland of dead plants. Fungi is the reason why dead plants can decay and make way for new life.

Okay, so maybe you already know that. But did you know that there’s an even cooler function for mushrooms and their mycelium in the wild? It has to do with allowing trees to communicate!

How Mushrooms and Trees Communicate

Despite popular knowledge, plants DO talk! In fact, trees can communicate with their neighboring trees much like herds of animals can communicate and work together for survival. How do they do it?

As you can imagine, the lifespan and survival prowess of mycelium underground lends itself to quick expansion. Spores continue to plant and create new mycelium networks in the soil and organic materials endlessly, and mycelium can literally live forever. Mycelium, therefore, expands underground and connects tree roots to other tree roots, creating a massive communication network that trees have learned to utilize for survival.

The network that mycelium creates for its own survival is also a tool for symbiosis with trees. The trees use the mycelium to transport nutrients and messages to each other. The mycelium graciously allows the trees to use them as a network for communication and offers nitrogen and phosphorous to the trees. In exchange, the mycelium is allowed to extract sugar for fuel from the tree roots. Scientists have found that mycelium actually digests 30% of the sugar that trees create from their photosynthesis efforts.

This symbiotic network is now referred to as the mycorrhizal network.

Wait… Trees Do What?

I bet you never imagined that scientists could claim that “mother” trees talk to younger trees to warn them of environmental threats. Old, wise oaks can tell saplings not to chase the light or shed leaves for fear of dooming their successful growth. One tree can even warn another tree of an impending drought or spreading disease.

Mainly, trees use their mycorrhizal networks to send resources back and forth to their fellow trees. Often, they share carbon that they’ve harvested from the atmosphere to ensure that the trees within their network are all thriving.

Beyond their carbon food, they can also send messages to alert others of danger. These trees use a method called “allelopathy,” which is the transmission of certain chemicals from one tree to another to warn them of a specific type of threat.

In response, the neighboring trees can act appropriately to defend themselves from the threat. Usually, this means they will excrete certain chemicals to stop the growth of a predatorial plant, prevent spreading disease, or ward off threatening infestations of insects.

This awareness and subsequent defense against environmental threats don’t even stop at biological and natural threats. Scientists have been able to prove that forests of trees can become aware of major destruction like deforestation and send warnings through their mycorrhizal networks to their fellow trees!

Believe It Or Not, Trees Can Be Tribal

Your mind is probably already blown away learning about mycorrhizal networks, and it certainly is a complex concept on its own. To make it even more complicated, trees can actually decide which trees they want to communicate with through these fungal networks.

Not just any mycelium network can create a symbiotic relationship with any tree species. Certain fungi prefer specific tree species so that both the tree and the fungi can benefit to the fullest extent from the exchanged nutrients. While it is believed that all trees are capable of forming these mycorrhizal networks, not all trees take advantage of them due to the lack of the correct fungi in their environment.

The majority of mycelium-tree symbiotic relationships consist of the “arbuscular mycorrhizal network,” which creates extensions of complicated structures that attach to the trees. The other remaining 35% or so of networks use combinations of fungi.

In addition, trees can prefer to only network with trees of their own species! For example, a birch tree might only be willing to connect with other birch trees. How can they tell? Specific tree species send off unique chemical compounds that identify them, and other trees can either recognize or not recognize that compound as their own unique compound.

Scientists have named this sort of “tribal” behavior within species as “kin recognition.” While they can’t prove that this kin recognition is happening for a specific reason, scientists believe that trees do this to ensure that trees of their own species survive and outlast other species so that they can become dominant in the area through easier reproduction.

At the same time, there are species of trees that are willing to connect with each other and share space within the same mycorrhizal network. Scientists have found birch and fir trees connecting and interacting through mycelium as a way to improve their resilience and longevity. Diversity is important, even nature knows it!

What Exactly Do the Communication Signals Look Like Amongst Trees?

Similarly to how scientists delve deep into researching the vocalizations and body language communications of animals, scientists are just now realizing that they can begin to decifer the language of trees. How mushrooms and trees communicate is one thing, but now how do trees use the mushrooms to communicate with each other?

In short, researchers describe the communication signals amongst trees as hormonal or chemical messages and slow-pulsing electrical signals through the mycorrhizal network. One Swiss scientists, Edward Farmer, is beginning to decipher the electric pulses that trees send to each other. He now believes that the majority of communication is a language of stress and warnings – they mainly communicate dangers to each other rather than content social speech.

Another scientist based in Arizona, Monica Gagliano, has been working on detecting if trees also communicate by emitting noises. She believes that trees can create sounds at a frequency of 220 in their roots, which is inaudible to humans but would sound like a crackling noise.

Finally, scientists have discovered that trees communicate with each other through the air and actually have senses of smell and taste. A great example is the way acacia trees can emit warning pheromones to surrounding trees that giraffes are beginning to eat their leaves. In response, the surrounding trees begin producing tannins at such large quantities that the leaves become sickening or even deadly to large herbivores.

Humorously enough, giraffes have become wise to this tree’s ability, so they’ve begun feeding downwind to prevent the trees from being able to send warning smells in the air.

Another intriguing example is the pine tree and the elm tree have to release warning pheromones when they detect catepillar saliva on their leaves. These pheromones are actually meant to attract the very species of wasp that enjoy feasting on catepillars! Many trees also recognize the taste of deer saliva and will begin producing chemicals to make the leaves taste bad to ward the predators off. We know that these chemicals only happen in response to the saliva because other kinds of injuries, such as snapping a branch, do not elicit the same response.

Peter Wohlleben’s Controversial Yet Astounding Work

Learning how mushrooms and trees communicate and thrive isn’t just a startling discovery for you. Scientists are still trying to grasp just how far this communication among plants goes. In fact, a forester in Germany has only in the past few years put together what is now his life’s work for a large audience in his book The Hidden Life of Trees.

Peter wanders through the forests near him, pours himself over research, and makes astounding discoveries about how these mycellium networks and communicative properties of trees actually stabilizes and supports the whole ecosystem. In one example, Peter discusses how he once came upon a once-gigantic tree that was felled with only the stump remaining. Upon a closer look, Peter discovered that the stump was still alive and processing chlorophyll, which would be impossible without his deeper understanding of the mycorrhizal networks.

How is this stump alive? Peter explains that the surrounding trees are still pumping nutrients and water to the stump despite its inability to provide for the rest of the trees in the network. “They are reluctant to abandon their dead, especially when it’s a big, old, revered matriarch.”

The amazing network of trees doesn’t end there. Peter further asks us to explain how such small young seedlings in dense forests can possibly obtain the sunlight and water they need to survive when crowded out by much older, larger trees.

In answer, he explains that the surrounding trees in their network provide for them so that they can grow and thrive. These seedlings receive the sugar they need through their roots rather than by photosynthesizing all of it themselves. In other words, Peter says, the mothers “suckle their young.”

Peter understands that applying such anthropomorthic phrases to trees is overdoing it by a little. At the same time, he hopes that the way he presents the community of trees in a way that’s highly intelligent and social, full of respect and support for each other, will help others see nature in a different light. He hopes that it will raise awareness for just how destructive and horrifying actions like deforestation really are, and that the world will wake up to having a deeper respect for our natural world.

What Can We Learn from How Mushrooms and Trees Communicate and Thrive?

The Universe is all interconnected. To dismiss the complexity and sentience of beings other than ourselves is not to rob ourselves from absolute beauty and wisdom, but to disrespect them and rob them of the treatment and empathy they deserve. I often hike through nature myself and can no longer ignore just how amazing our world is, how motherly and intelligent nature truly is. It can be difficult to not get frustrated when others can’t see what I see.

I urge you to stop and find stillness every day. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of daily life distract you from just how awesome and powerful our Universe is. Look within yourself, recognize that we are part of something so much bigger than ourselves. Learn from the sense of community and responsibility for those in need that even the trees and the mushrooms have.

Identify and nourish your symbiotic relationships with others. Send love, recieve love. Send forgiveness, receive forgiveness.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire.

Pray for others and the Universe prays for us.

I am here to help you awaken and bravely create an inspired life. Learn more about my services today and start changing your life in the most positive way.

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Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner (Shri Krishna Kalesh) is an intuitive mystic, clairvoyant reader, and a loving life & business coach. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships.

He created The Shankara Oracle, a profound divination tool that includes 18 gemstones, a lavishly designed divination board, and over 300 penetrative oracle cards – all to help you heal to your core and illuminate your Being.

Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

Spiritual Bypassing And How It Can Harm You

We all have our avoidance mechanisms. Maybe it’s a Netflix binge to avoid dealing with something uncomfortable in your life, or perhaps it’s constantly checking your phone, so you don’t have to address the awkward silence with a friend.

Whether we know it or not, most of us put up roadblocks that keep us from having to really look at something uncomfortable going on in our lives and deal with it. Such avoidance mechanisms are referred to as “spiritual bypassing,” which is a term coined by psychologist and author John C. Calloway in his book, “Unitive Thinking: New Visions of Self, Community, and Society.”

In his article “Spiritual Bypassing: What It Is and Why it Matters,” Dr. Neela Samant explains that spiritual bypassing refers to “a tendency among enlightened individuals to use their spirituality as a means of evading rather than addressing problematical aspects of themselves — what they see as negative or unworthy parts of themselves — as well as challenging social issues such as oppression, injustice, and inequality.”

The following will explain what spiritual-bypassing is, why you might be doing it, how it might hurt you (and others), and how you can stop doing it once and for all.

What Is Spiritual Bypassing?

Spiritual bypassing is when you use your spiritual practice or beliefs to avoid addressing issues that are uncomfortable to you. You use your spiritual or growth practice as an “out” clause to avoid addressing something you don’t want to deal with. This might be an issue related to your psychological health, some unresolved trauma, or something that challenges your identity.

Why Do People Spiritual Bypass?

People use spiritual bypassing because it’s easier than facing what’s really going on. Whenever something challenges your identity or you have some unresolved trauma that you haven’t dealt with, it can be painful and uncomfortable to confront that. It can feel like you’re being pulled into a black hole of self-doubt.

There are also issues of scarcity that can come up when you’re faced with your own struggles. You might feel like you’re not “good enough”, or that there isn’t enough “success” or “perfection” to go around. In this way, confronting your issues can feel like a threat to your own sense of security and identity.

How Can Spiritual Bypassing Harm You?

When you use spiritual bypassing, you don’t really get to confront your issues and work through them. This means they stay stuck in your system and continue to manifest in your life as unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns.

What often happens is that you might see some initial success using your spiritual practice to avoid dealing with your issues, but then your issues catch up with you. When this happens, you may feel like you have to turn to your spiritual practice even more, which can cause spiritual bypassing to become a chronic pattern in your life.

How To Stop Spiritually Bypassing?

First, you need to be aware that you’re doing it. To do this, you can keep a journal where you write down your feelings and thoughts. You can also talk to a trusted friend about what you’re dealing with and notice what you’re turning to as an “out” clause.

When you become aware of what you’re doing, you can start to challenge the thought patterns that lead you to use your spirituality as a crutch. Start to notice what you’re telling yourself and whether it’s actually true or not. You can also try to apply the same rules to yourself that you would apply to a friend.

Confront Yourself Head-On

When we look at ourselves honestly, we can connect with and release stored and suppressed emotions, and we can identify and release the personalities we create that do not truly honor who we are. If we continuously paint everything pretty and purple, we will have no pathway to deconstruct our false Selves.

Look at yourself, honestly. Admit your faults and seek to improve upon them. Release the aspects that do not serve you. Own your nature and life so that you can advance mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

What The Masters Say

While I cannot provide direct quotes from Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) or Mother Meera on spiritual bypassing, I can offer insights aligned with their teachings and general spiritual wisdom.

Spiritual bypassing is a term used to describe the tendency to use spiritual beliefs and practices to avoid facing and addressing emotional or psychological challenges. It involves using spirituality as a way to escape or deny aspects of our human experience. Both Amma and Mother Meera, known for their compassionate and practical spiritual teachings, would likely offer guidance on how to navigate this phenomenon.

  1. Amma’s Perspective: Amma, often emphasizing the importance of selfless service and genuine compassion, might say:

    “True spirituality is not an escape from life’s challenges but a deep engagement with them. When we use spirituality to bypass our emotions or challenges, we miss the opportunity for real growth. Instead, let your spiritual practices be a means of cultivating inner strength and resilience to face life’s ups and downs with an open heart.”

  2. Mother Meera’s Perspective: Mother Meera, who emphasizes the transformative power of silent presence, might share:

    “Silence and stillness are powerful tools for self-discovery, but they should not become a means of avoiding the complexities of life. Spiritual growth involves facing our innermost truths, acknowledging our emotions, and integrating them into our spiritual journey. In stillness, find the courage to confront and embrace all aspects of yourself.”

How to Avoid Spiritual Bypassing:

Cultivate Self-Awareness: Both spiritual teachers would likely advocate for cultivating self-awareness. Recognize when spiritual practices are being used to avoid difficult emotions or challenges. Honest self-reflection is a crucial step in spiritual growth.

Integrate Spiritual Practices: Amma and Mother Meera might suggest integrating spiritual practices into daily life in a holistic way. Rather than compartmentalizing spirituality as an escape, make it an integral part of facing life’s challenges with equanimity and compassion.

Embrace Shadow Work: Shadow work involves exploring and integrating aspects of ourselves that we may have pushed into the shadows. Both spiritual leaders might encourage individuals to embrace shadow work as a vital part of the spiritual journey, acknowledging and transforming those aspects we may prefer to avoid.

Seek Genuine Connection: Spiritual bypassing can sometimes result from a desire to transcend human experiences. Amma and Mother Meera might emphasize the importance of genuine connection—with oneself and others. Authentic relationships and community support can provide a grounding foundation for spiritual growth.

Practice Compassion: Compassion is a central theme in the teachings of Amma and Mother Meera. They might encourage individuals to extend compassion not only to others but also to themselves. Embracing our vulnerabilities and imperfections with love and understanding is an essential aspect of the spiritual journey.

In essence, Amma and Mother Meera would likely emphasize that authentic spirituality involves facing life’s challenges with courage, compassion, and a genuine willingness to grow. Spiritual practices should be a means of deepening our connection with ourselves and others, rather than a way to avoid the inherent complexities of the human experience.

Summary

The point of spirituality is to help you be the best version of yourself you can be. It’s not there to be a crutch to get you out of dealing with things that challenge your identity. The more you confront your issues with spiritual bypassing, the more you’ll be able to use your spirituality for good.

You’ll also be a better friend to those who are dealing with their own issues by not using your spirituality as an “out” clause. There will always be challenges in life, and they are what make life exciting and meaningful.

By confronting your issues and using your spirituality to support yourself, you’ll be a happier, healthier, and more empowered person.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner (Shri Krishna Kalesh) is an intuitive mystic, clairvoyant reader, and a loving life & business coach. He created “The Personality Cards,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships.

He created The Shankara Oracle, a profound divination tool that includes 18 gemstones, a lavishly designed divination board, and over 300 penetrative oracle cards – all to help you heal to your core and illuminate your Being.

Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

Embracing Positivity: Wisdom from Divine Mothers Mata Amritanandamayi, Mother Meera, and Anandamayi Ma

In the realm of spiritual guidance, the wisdom of enlightened Beings carries a profound resonance. Through your relationship with an enlightened master, your journey to liberation is akin to a rocket ship ride.

Three remarkable souls come to mind, each of whom can be described as A Divine Mother: Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), Mother Meera, and Anandamayi Ma, all exemplify the essence of love, compassion, and positivity.

As we navigate the complexities of life, the teachings of these holy Mothers illuminate the paths to staying positive, nurturing a spirit of love and encouragement that transcends ego, desires, and all challenges we might encounter throughout our lives.

Mata Amritanandamayi: The Hugging Saint’s Message of Love

Known as the “Hugging Saint,” Mata Amritanandamayi has touched the hearts of millions with her boundless love and compassion. Her teachings emphasize the transformative power of love in cultivating a positive outlook on life. Mata Amritanandamayi often shares insights on the importance of selfless service, acceptance, and embracing challenges with a loving heart.

Quoting Mata Amritanandamayi, “In reality, service is not when you do something for someone else. True service is when you see the other person as yourself.” This profound teaching invites us to expand our hearts and cultivate a positive mindset by recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings.

Mother Meera: The Silent Force of Divine Presence

Mother Meera, often referred to as the “Divine Mother,” is renowned for her silent transmission of light and grace. Her teachings, though conveyed in silence, resonate deeply with the transformative power of inner peace and positivity. Mother Meera emphasizes the importance of turning inward to discover the wellspring of love and positivity within.

Mother Meera’s guidance echoes in her silent presence: “I am here to help, to establish a deeper connection to the Divine in your own heart.” Through this connection, individuals can tap into an infinite source of positivity that transcends external circumstances.

Anandamayi Ma: The Joy-Infused Divine Mother

Anandamayi Ma, often addressed as the “Joy-Permeated Mother,” radiated boundless joy and love throughout her life. Her teachings reflect the simplicity and spontaneity of a heart immersed in divine love. Anandamayi Ma’s approach to positivity involves surrendering to the flow of life with trust and joy.

Quoting Anandamayi Ma, “You live in this world with great joy and delight, knowing that God Himself is your very own.” Her teachings encourage us to view life as a playground of joy, recognizing the divine presence in every moment. This perspective transforms challenges into opportunities for growth and positivity.

Practical Steps to Embrace Positivity

Cultivate Gratitude: Mata Amritanandamayi, Amma.org, often speaks about the transformative power of gratitude. By focusing on the positive aspects of our lives, we can shift our perspective and foster a sense of appreciation for the blessings that surround us.

Inner Silence and Stillness: Mother Meera’s emphasis on inner silence highlights the importance of finding moments of stillness amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. Through practices such as meditation, we can connect with the inner reservoir of peace that sustains positivity.

Surrender to Divine Will: Anandamayi Ma’s teachings on surrender invite us to release our attachment to outcomes and trust in the divine plan. This surrender empowers us to stay positive even in the face of uncertainty, recognizing that every experience is an expression of divine wisdom.

Extend Love and Compassion: All three divine mothers underscore the significance of love and compassion. By extending kindness to ourselves and others, we create a positive ripple effect that contributes to the collective well-being of humanity.

Conclusion

In the radiant teachings of Mata Amritanandamayi, Mother Meera, and Anandamayi Ma, we find an enduring invitation to embrace positivity as a way of life. Their wisdom transcends cultural and religious boundaries, offering a universal path to a heart-centered existence.

As we integrate their teachings into our lives, we not only nurture our individual well-being but also contribute to the creation of a more loving and positive world. In the words of these divine mothers, let us embody love, encouragement, and positivity, recognizing that within each heartbeat lies the potential for boundless joy and divine grace.

If you find this process helpful, you might also check out The Shankara Oracle

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner (Shri Krishna Kalesh) is an intuitive mystic, clairvoyant reader, and a loving life & business coach. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships.

He created The Shankara Oracle, a profound divination tool that includes 18 gemstones, a lavishly designed divination board, and over 300 penetrative oracle cards – all to help you heal to your core and illuminate your Being.

Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

Nurturing Positivity: Ancient Wisdom from The Vedas, Buddhism, and Hinduism

In a world brimming with challenges, the pursuit of positivity has become a universal quest within the realms of Self-worth, well-being, and fulfillment.

The ancient teachings of the Vedas, Buddhism, and Hinduism offer profound insights into the art of staying positive, proactive, prayerful, and grateful – even amid the most difficult conditions.

Through the wisdom of enlightened masters, these rich traditions provide timeless guidance on fostering a positive mindset, navigating challenges, and cultivating Self-love and a mindset of service in our lives.

The Power of Positivity in The Vedas

Rooted in the ancient scriptures of India, the Vedas impart timeless wisdom on leading a positive life. According to the Vedas, positivity is not just a fleeting emotion but a state of Being that aligns us with the natural order of The Universe.

The Rigveda encourages us to find joy within and recognize the interconnectedness of all life. By immersing ourselves in the knowledge of our connectedness to all Beings and allowing ourselves to be present to the concept of non-duality (where all is ONE, Always), we awaken our divine nature and become more present to the bliss in the core of our Beings.

Quoting the sage Yajnavalkya, “When one’s mind is serene, sorrow-free, stainless, and unperturbed, that is the ultimate aim of life.”

The Vedas emphasize the importance of Self-awareness, mindfulness, and cultivating a positive mindset as essential steps toward lasting happiness – and toward Moksha – our liberation from Samsara – the cycles of life, death, birth, rebirth and all desires and related suffering.

Buddhism and the Art of Mindfulness

Buddhism, a path forged by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, teaches us the transformative power of mindfulness. Central to Buddhist philosophy is the Noble Eightfold Path, a guide to ethical and mental development.

Right mindfulness and right intention, integral components of the Eightfold Path, emphasize the cultivation of positive thoughts and actions.

The Buddha himself proclaimed, “What we think, we become.” This profound teaching underscores the immense influence our thoughts have on our reality.

By cultivating mindfulness and choosing positive intentions, we can shape a brighter, more compassionate existence.

Hinduism’s Call to Love and Encouragement

In Hinduism, an ancient spiritual tradition that encompasses a diverse array of teachings, the essence of positivity is captured in the concept of Dharma – righteous living in harmony with the cosmic order.

The Bhagavad Gita, a revered scripture in Hinduism, emphasizes the importance of performing one’s duties with love and devotion.

The great sage Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras, outlines the eight limbs of yoga, providing a roadmap to mental and spiritual well-being. Through practices such as meditation and self-discipline, individuals can transcend negativity and connect with their higher selves.

Enlightened Masters’ Perspectives

The wisdom of enlightened masters from these traditions resonates through the ages, offering profound insights into the nature of positivity.

Sri Ramakrishna, a revered figure in Vedanta philosophy, once said, “The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.”

This metaphor encapsulates the idea that positivity is not merely a response to external circumstances; it is an active engagement with life.

From the Buddhist tradition, Thich Nhat Hanh, a contemporary mindfulness teacher, teaches the importance of being present. He beautifully articulates,

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Mindful awareness allows us to appreciate the beauty inherent in each moment, fostering a positive outlook on life.

Swami Vivekananda, a key figure in the introduction of Hindu philosophies to the Western world, emphasizes the transformative power of positive thinking.

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Practical Steps Toward Positivity

Here are some things to consider as you thrust joyfully forward in your life:

Mindful Awareness – Embrace the present moment through mindfulness practices such as meditation and conscious breathing. By grounding ourselves in the now, we foster a positive connection with our surroundings.

Cultivate Positive Thoughts – Actively choose positive thoughts and intentions. As the Buddha noted, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” Redirect your mind toward uplifting thoughts, fostering a more positive inner dialogue.

Practice Self-Love – Hinduism encourages self-love as an essential component of positive living. Recognize and appreciate your inherent worth, allowing love to emanate from within.

Acts of Kindness – Engage in acts of kindness toward others. As the Dalai Lama suggests, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Small gestures of kindness create a ripple effect, fostering positivity in the world.

Gratitude – When we live in the state of gratitude, we attract more of the same things to our lives that give us peace, joy, and pleasure. Being grateful for our biggest challenges awakens our inner warrior and puts on the path to profound spiritual growth.

Divination Practices – Using divination tools like tarot cards and The Shankara Oracle can awaken your divinity and avail you to a deep understanding of your Self, others, and all realities. 

Summary

The teachings of Vedas, Buddhism, and Hinduism converge on the transformative power of positivity. Through mindfulness, cultivating positive thoughts, and embracing love and encouragement, individuals can navigate life’s challenges with resilience and grace.

As we align ourselves with these ancient teachings, we not only enhance our personal well-being but also contribute to a more positive and compassionate world.

Remember, positivity is not just a state of mind; it is a way of life.

If you find this process helpful, you might also check out The Shankara Oracle. You might also love The Sedona Method, created by Lester Levensen. It can be quite healing and helpful.

What Does It Mean When We Say “No Excuses”?

 

You are an unlimited Being, born from myriad miracles. Nothing is stopping you from growing, healing, and moving beyond your current circumstances and conditions. There’s karma to contend with, but prayer and your focus on an enlightened master or God, you can burn through karma. There will be pain, but the pain is transforming you.

Throughout our lives, we see many people succeed and many who fail. We might worship those who reach the tops of mountains, and we might dismiss those who often suffer defeat. As we wander the planet pursuing our passions and interests, we might secretly worship one of the world’s “winners” in our mind’s eye, hoping that one day we’ll achieve a status equal to theirs. In our focus on these individuals, we forget that our karma is unique.

Our paths are unique. And as such, we must forge unique trajectories to shift, transform, or transcend. 

Amid our own victories and failures, we learn what works and what doesn’t. We either improve, pivot, or die. If we’re honest with ourselves, we might admit that we rarely learn from our mistakes. Unwilling to dissolve our stubbornness and addiction to outdated behaviors and beliefs, we fail to free ourselves from bad habits, ill-conceived pursuits, and a variety of misconceptions. It all comes down to our excuses.

The idea of “no excuses” sounds simple, but we complicate it due to our self-perceptions and exhaustion. After all, life on Earth has become quite intense and complex these days. But when it comes down to it, you either want to grow and heal and improve your conditions, or you do not.

You might feel, “well, this pain, this situation, this is the way it is,” but we can always improve our circumstances, even if it’s only one small step at a time.

If you want to truly change and advance your position in the world, it probably won’t be easy. It will most likely require self-sacrifice and hard work. It will also require you to move beyond your temporary self-identities, attitudes, false desires, mental perseverations, and ego, and into a state of humility, honesty, and wonder.

If you’re too enthused with your identity and ego, or if you’ve become accustomed to playing the victim, you’ll continue to defend the notion that excuses are real – but they are not.

An excuse is a statement that we use to justify our inability to find pathways to improved conditions. It’s often contrived out of thin air and presented within ourselves in such a way that it brings us shame, thereby lowering our vibrations.

When we have 4 or 5 excuses, we believe we have a legal, defensible case against ourselves and our potential. We then use our minds to take ourselves to spiritual court. Even with the best intentions and most innovative slights of hand, we’ll lose this battle every time. We are too smart for our own good.

So, there we sit, stuck in a cesspool of our excuses.

Here are a few reasons why your excuses are merely contrived fantasies that you’re using to defeat yourself and defend laziness:

  1. You have skin, bones, a brain, a heart, and passion. With these elements, you can accomplish nearly anything. What most often happens is that we get distracted and depressed, and we refuse to shift our behaviors toward a more enlightening feeling or position. When you add our addictions to social media to the mix, you have a stew that can only breed mediocrity and complaints.
  2. Your ideas and passions are not that complicated. It’s not like your goal is to fly to a distant nebula on a magical, nuclear, cocktail napkin. Your desires are most likely based in reality, which gives you a fighting chance at bringing them to life.
  3. You have already tried sitting around, complaining, and building a case against yourself.
  4. You already know which of the people in your life you no longer value. You’ve been keeping them around so you can feel validated. It’s within this codependent model that we grow mental and emotional infections that can prevent us from ever-evolving.
  5. You have made mistakes and you have created some unique, winning scenarios. Even with a predominance of failures, you still have enough data to thrust you forward with confidence.
  6. You’re sick of your attitude, so why not try something else?

Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, this life of yours is happening. It’s ON. It’s moving forward with or without you.

Why not admit you’re blocked, and choose to change your daily routine so you can advance your life to the next level?

Exercise and mediate at 6am. Pray 3X a day so that you continually raise your vibration. Pray for others because when we do this, The Universe prays for us. Use The Sedona Method to release emotions. Find ways to selflessly serve others. Do yoga 4X a week. Eat more healthfully. You got this.

Change your beliefs and you change your life. Go get ’em!

Check out The Shankara Oracle. It’s the most advanced divination system on Earth! Great for healing, growing, and prediction! 

Who Are The Lyran And Orion StarSeeds And Why Are They Here?

The Lyran and Orion star seeds are light-filled beings from other parts of The Cosmos, who come to earth at this time to help humanity through a great transition. They have answered the call of their higher purpose by incarnating on earth at this time to assist in bringing in the Age of Aquarius. Arriving in groups known as waves, the majority of Lyran and Orion star seeds have incarnated here from their home planets over many decades. They’ve come to this place at this time for a variety of reasons but primarily because they feel an intense passion for assisting humanity in moving forward and beginning a new chapter. If you are a Star Seed, identifying these qualities within yourself can be an important step towards acknowledging your mission here on earth. Keep reading for more information about who are The Lyran And Orion StarSeeds And Why Are They Here?

What Does It Mean To Be A Lyran And Orian Star Seed?

Star seeds are people who have come from other planets to Earth at this time. Most of them have incarnated here from their home planets over many decades. They’ve come to this place at this time for many different reasons, but primary among them is they feel a passionate desire to help humanity move forward and begin a new chapter. Most Star Seeds are here to help activate global peace and assist in the movement towards a more loving and sustainable way of living. They have come here to help awaken humanity by bringing a new perspective and wisdom that comes from a wider view of life beyond Earth. Many Star Seeds have come here to awaken to their higher purpose, mission and potential by living upon the planet Earth. Others have come here to help activate, support and/or liberate others in a variety of ways: To help shift societal consciousness by being examples of higher consciousness and leading by example. To help heal and awaken others by sharing their gifts of knowledge and insight. To help support and guide the awakening of fellow Star Seeds. To help activate and anchor a new energy into the planet by being present in their unique way. To help raise awareness and encourage others to awaken.

Why Are The Lyran And Orion StarSeeds Here?

The Lyran and Orion starseeds are light-filled beings from other parts of the cosmos, who come to earth at this time to help humanity through a great transition. They have answered the call of their higher purpose by incarnating on earth at this time to assist in bringing in the Age of Aquarius. To do this, the Lyran and Orion starseeds have come to this place at this time to help awaken humanity and offer a new and expanded way of thinking, seeing and experiencing life. They have come to this place at this time to help shift humanity’s consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective. They have come here to help humanity embrace its innate potential for goodness, love and abundance by living their lives with authenticity, conviction and integrity. They have come here to help humanity embrace a new and expanding way of living by being examples of higher consciousness and leading by example. To help humanity evolve into a more loving and sustainable way of living by sharing their gifts of knowledge and insight. To help humanity move beyond the illusion of separation by raising awareness and encouraging others to awaken.

Who Are The Lyran StarSeeds?

The Lyran StarSeeds represent the first wave of star seeds to arrive upon the planet. They are typically drawn to living in a major city and are often found in the business, government, legal, entertainment and arts industries. The Lyran StarSeeds are here to help bring about a new way of experiencing and living life, by shifting societal consciousness, bringing about authentic and meaningful change and manifesting abundance. They are here to help awaken humanity by serving as examples of higher consciousness and leading by example. They are here to help humanity move beyond the illusion of separation by raising awareness and encouraging others to awaken. They are here to help shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective. They are here to help bring about a new way of experiencing and living life by shifting societal consciousness, manifesting abundance and bringing about authentic and meaningful change.

Who Are The Orion StarSeeds?

The Orion StarSeeds represent the second wave of star seeds to arrive upon the planet. They are often found in the entertainment industry and have a passion for helping others awaken. They are here to help awaken humanity, bring about a new way of living and manifest abundance. They are here to help humanity move beyond the illusion of separation by raising awareness and encouraging others to awaken. They are here to help shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective. They are here to help awaken humanity by serving as examples of higher consciousness and leading by example. They are here to help bring about a new way of living by shifting societal consciousness, manifesting abundance and bringing about authentic and meaningful change. They are here to help bring about a new way of living and shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective, manifesting abundance and bringing about authentic and meaningful change.

Where Does The Name “Lyran” Come From?

The word “Lyran” is a name derived from the word “lyre” which is a musical instrument that has a string for each note on the scale. The word “lyre” is thought to be derived from the ancient Lyran civilization of Eastern Asia. Thus, in a symbolic sense, the name “Lyran” represents a musical instrument that includes all the sounds of existence and resonates with all the different vibrations of being. The Lyran Star Seeds are very dedicated to helping bring about a new way of experiencing and living life. They are very committed to creating meaningful change and manifesting abundance by living with authenticity and integrity. They are very dedicated to helping shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective.

Where Does The Name “Orion” Come From?

The word “Orion” is a name derived from the word “orion” which is a large constellation in the sky. It’s a bit of a misnomer since the Orion constellation is actually in the southern sky. Orion was a great hunter in Greek mythology and is often depicted as wearing a belt or sword. The word “Orion” thus represents a warrior who carries a sword and is very dedicated to helping bring about a new way of experiencing and living life. The Orion Star Seeds are very committed to creating meaningful change and manifesting abundance by living with authenticity and integrity. They are very dedicated to helping shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective.

Other Names For These Groups Of Star Seeds

Starseeds and Lightworkers are names that are sometimes used for Lyran and Orion star seeds. Starseeds, Lightworkers and Wanderers are all terms used to describe those who have come from other planets to Earth at this time. Most of them have incarnated here from their home planets over many decades. They’ve come to this place at this time to help awaken humanity and offer a new and expanded way of thinking and experiencing life. They have come here to help shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective. Starseeds have come to this place at this time to help bring about a new way of experiencing and living life by shifting societal consciousness and bringing about authentic and meaningful change.

Summing Up

The Lyran and Orion star seeds are light-filled beings from other parts of the cosmos, who come to earth at this time to help humanity through a great transition. They have answered the call of their higher purpose by incarnating on earth at this time to assist in bringing in the Age of Aquarius. Lyran and Orion star seeds have come to this place at this time to help awaken humanity and offer a new and expanded way of thinking, seeing and experiencing life. They have come to this place at this time to help shift societal consciousness by providing a wider and more expansive view of life beyond the human perspective. They have come here to help humanity embrace its innate potential for goodness, love and abundance by living.

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Paul Wagner is an Intuitive Life & Business Coach, clairvoyant reader, and a five-time EMMY Award-winning writer. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships. Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE

What is Blue Avian Starseed and Why Is It So Special?

There are so many unique, magical creatures in this world! We share our planet with all sorts of interesting beings. And if you’ve ever wondered what a blue avian starseed is, we’re here to explain everything you need to know about these amazing creatures. In this blog post, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about them. Where they come from? Who are they? What do these magical creatures look like? Why are they so special? Keep reading to learn more!

What is a Blue Avian Starseed?

A blue avian starseed is a being who has come to Earth from a distant planet in order to help humanity make the next evolutionary leap in consciousness. We can’t say for certain which planet they come from. All we know is that their home planet is located in a distant solar system that is light years away from Earth. They have strong connections with Earth and the people who live here. They are here to help us make the next big leap in our spiritual evolution.

Where Do Blue Avian Starseeds Come From?

As we’ve already said, it’s impossible to know for certain which distant solar system blue avian starseeds originate from. All we can do is speculate about their home planet. They come from a planet that is very similar to Earth. It’s a place where it rains a lot, and the air is filled with moisture. You can imagine a planet that is covered in lush, green jungle. They come from a world that has an atmosphere that is very similar to ours. Their planet has an atmosphere that is 71% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% carbon dioxide.

Who Are Blue Avian Starseeds?

Blue avian starseeds are beings who have come to Earth from a distant planet in order to help humanity make the next evolutionary leap in consciousness. They are spiritual beings who exist on a higher frequency than humans do. They have come to Earth from a distant solar system in order to assist us in making the next big leap in our spiritual evolution. They have strong connections with Earth and the people who live here. They are here to help us make the next big leap in our spiritual evolution.

What Do Blue Avian Starseeds Look Like?

Unfortunately, we can’t show you what blue avian starseeds look like because no one has ever seen one in person. Blue avian starseeds come from a distant solar system that is light years away from our planet. It’s impossible to go there because the journey would take many lifetimes. They are spiritual beings who exist on a higher frequency than humans do. For this reason, it’s impossible for humans to see them.

Why Are Blue Avian Starseeds So Special?

Blue avian starseeds have come to Earth from a distant solar system in order to help us make the next big leap in our spiritual evolution. As you may know, humans have been around for thousands of years. We’ve been evolving throughout this entire time. But we are now at a point where we need to make a leap to a new level of consciousness. They have come to help us make this leap. Blue avian starseeds are spiritual beings who exist on a higher frequency than humans do. They can help us make the transition to this new level of consciousness. They can help us make the leap. They can use their special powers to help us attain a higher level of consciousness. They can help us to see our true selves. They can help us to connect with our spiritual side.

Is It Possible To Meet A Blue Avian Starseed In Person?

Yes, it is possible to meet a blue avian starseed in person! But you have to be very lucky because these beings don’t often choose to come to Earth. They have come to Earth from a distant solar system in order to help us make the next big leap in our spiritual evolution. They don’t usually come here, but on rare occasions, they do. They typically appear to people who are ready to receive their wisdom and help. If you’re reading this right now, then it’s possible that you are ready to meet a blue avian starseed. Blue avian starseeds can appear in a variety of different ways. They can appear as a vivid dream, an intense vision, or even a hallucination. If you think you have seen a them, then it’s best to accept what has happened and look to your new experiences for guidance.

Conclusion

Blue avian starseeds come from a distant solar system and have come to Earth in order to help us make the next big leap in our spiritual evolution. They are spiritual beings who exist on a higher frequency than humans do. They can help us to attain a higher level of consciousness. Humans have been evolving for thousands of years, and we are now at a point where we need to make a leap to a new level of consciousness. They can help us to make this leap.

Meet Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is an Intuitive Life & Business Coach, clairvoyant reader, and a five-time EMMY Award-winning writer. He created “THE PERSONALITY CARDS,” a powerful Oracle-Tarot deck that’s helpful in life, love, and relationships. Paul studied with Lakota elders in the Pecos Wilderness, who nurtured his empathic abilities and taught him the sacred rituals. He has lived at ashrams with enlightened masters, including Amma, the Hugging Saint, for whom he’s delivered keynotes at Her worldwide events.

Paul tours the world lecturing on spiritual liberation. He lovingly offers intuitive readings, inspirational coaching, and illuminating courses to help others with self-discovery, decision-making, healing, and forgiveness. Book a session with Paul: HERE