Letter to an Old Soul

Dear Old Soul,

Years ago, I remember listening to a channeling by Lee Carroll, who bIMG_2227.JPGrings forth the being called “Kryon.” I don’t remember the subject of the channeling, but I do remember Kryon saying that old souls tend to have low self-esteem. He explained that because we have been embodied hundreds or thousands of times, we have seen everything. Through our experiences, we have gained wisdom, which we have innocently tried to share with others. However, much of the time, the planet has not been ready for our wisdom. This has led to some unpleasant experiences such as being made fun of, criticized, condemned, jailed, and even killed in past lifetimes.

We have been the minority for a very long time.

As a result, we’ve adopted an element of hesitation, shyness, or a reluctance to really share what we know. And as old souls, we know. We know things deep in our bellies and in our very bones. We know that power, darkness, energy stealing, domination, and violence never get us where we really want to go. We’ve tried it all before, and we have learned that all of the ways we tried to get power from others never brought us the satisfaction we truly longed for. We know that all we are really looking for is home.

As old souls, we know that the way home is through loving ourselves and others, treating all beings with respect, and taking care of the planet. We know that the way to get where we want to go comes from love and freedom, not power and control. We know that utopia comes from taking care of and nurturing each other, especially the downtrodden and the weak. We know that God (or the Universe of Spirit) is not an angry man with a beard in the sky, but rather, love. Pure, radiant, soft love. We know this deep in our cells.

And yet, we’re reluctant to share what we know. Perhaps we see that the world still needs to learn and grow, and isn’t ready for our wisdom, or is only ready for a small dose of it. Perhaps we are too afraid of having our heads cut off or being burned at the stake to share our truth. Whatever the reason, it is ok.

Dear Old Soul, know that I see you, and I love you. I honor the struggles, hardships, horrors, and difficulties you’ve faced in this lifetime and all previous ones. I see your sensitivity, your wisdom, and your gorgeous heart. I see your beautiful sparkling essence. I see your Spirit and the loving that wants to burst out of every pore. I love you, and I love your ability to love, in spite of everything you have experienced.

Dear Old Soul, you are precious and special. Your wisdom is valuable, even if it goes unappreciated. I appreciate you and all you bring to this world. I know it is hard, at times, to be here. You see the shootings, and the racism, the homophobia, the violence and the poisoning of our water and food. You feel the pain and suffering deep in your belly or in your heart. And yet, Old Soul, I remind you to look deeper. Look deeper into your wisdom. You’ve seen this before. Remember that we are here to wake up. And we are witnessing a planet that is waking up quickly and in a giant burst.

Dear Old Soul, I love all that you are. Take care of yourself, nurture yourself, love yourself. And when you feel ready – when you feel safe enough, or maybe just courageous enough – please feel free to share your wisdom with us. Not everyone will understand it, and that’s ok too. But there are those who will. There are those of us who are ready for you. I see you. I honor you.

 

 

What’s in the cards for 2015? A sneak peak!

 

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We did it! We survived 2014, albeit with a few bumps and bruises along the way. It was a tough year for just about everybody, myself included. The world was pretty messy – wars, shootings, lost planes, politics – you name it. Most of my clients dealt with heartbreak, major transitions, health issues, or money issues. It was a rough one!

So what can we expect in 2015?

I know a lot of people were hoping the drama would calm down this year. However, the chaos in the world is still going to keep on keeping on. We started this year with the shooting in Paris and a brutal massacre in Nigeria. Events like this are going to continue. However, I do feel this year will be easier in many ways.

Talking to a client yesterday, I realized that the past several years, it felt like every stabilizing structure around us was dismantled. I had the sense that the very ground we walked upon was torn apart during this grand transformation in consciousness. I don’t know about you, but nothing felt safe to me. I was in survival mode, as was the world.

We have been undergoing a grand dismantling, and it will continue. The world is being dismantled, as are our egos. Our reality looks messy because dysfunctional dynamics have been hidden or buried and they are now coming to the surface in a grand unveiling. This stuff was always there, it is now revealing itself for clearing and healing.

The chaos is still palpable. Yet, for the first time in a long time, it feels like we finally have some stable ground to walk upon again. As my client said, “It feels as though there is a deep peace.” And there is! Underneath the tumult, violence, and chaos, there is solid ground emerging. After dismantling comes reconstruction, and our reconstruction is beginning. This is a great time to start projects, make life changes, develop new ideas, and pursue those dreams you’ve been thinking about. There are many energies to support you this year. Spirit is ready for us to come out of our self-protection caves and get out there. We are moving out of pure survival mode into creation mode. We’ve got more stable ground and we get to start having more fun.

So this new year, I’ve been sitting with the question, “What do I want to create this year?” I urge you all to take five minutes and ask yourself the same thing.

For me, I want to create more joyful authentic self-expression in my work. I’m not sure how that is going to look yet, but that’s ok. The key is to tune into the feeling of what you want. Don’t think about it, but feel it. The details don’t matter, as they will take care of themselves. Stick with the feeling of what you want. Feel it deeply in your body. I’m tuning into the experience of joyfully expressing myself to all of you right now. I’m feeling the warm sparkly bubbly feeling of authentic and enjoyable expression in my chest and belly. I’m letting the Universe know that this is the feeling I want more of this year.

What feeling do you want to tune into? Creation begins with desire. What do you desire in your heart of hearts? Feel it and it will be so! This is the beginning of our reconstruction. So this year, stay out of the drama, feel that solid ground, and get your creations on! Sending each and every one of you blessings for joyful creation this year.

The Grace of Chaos

I know this article is late. Truth be told, life has been just a little bit intense the past two months. We are in some seriously chaotic energies! As I write this, the government is partially shut down, we are facing the debt ceiling on Oct. 17th, and it seems as though people everywhere are losing their minds. On a personal level, I’ve been dealing with the violent death of a dear friend while also contemplating some major changes. I’ve actually been getting emails from clients the past few weeks asking me what is going on right now. People are reporting deaths of loved ones, health issues, break-ups, moves, and job changes. Basically, its crazy out there.

paigebradley1If you are one who has been experiencing the intensity of the past two months, you are not alone. At the beginning of the year, I wrote that 2013 would be just as chaotic and challenging as 2012. My feeling is that the world will start to calm down around the end of 2015 and into 2016, so we have a little while to go yet.

Why does the world feel like a mess?

If you look at the appearance of things, it does appear as though everything is crumbling to pieces. However, if you take a deep breath and feel deeper into what is happening, you’ll notice something incredible. Grace is deep at work. There is grace in chaos.

Old systems and structures are breaking apart. Beings and energies that have fed on others through the accumulation of power know that their time is up. In the world we are moving into, those whose only motive is to build personal power are going to end up shooting themselves in the foot. I’m thinking of the small population of Republicans in Congress who are trying to hold up legislation that would raise the debt ceiling by Oct. 17th. This group is tenaciously trying to hold onto a sense of power because unconsciously, they know their time is over.  Interestingly, in attempting to maintain and expand their power, they are alienating much of the country, including people in their own party.

Their fight is not about Obamacare, it is about holding onto power. In the new energy, there is no power in the way we’ve known it. Throughout time, people have accrued power by exerting themselves and their rights over others. Power has come through stealing it from others, or what I call “feeding.” In the new energy, true power comes from knowing that there is no need to control, manipulate, or subdue others to stay safe. Power comes from the deep knowledge that all people are inherently divine and have equal access to abundance, energy, and love.

In the new energy, we come to know that the way Home isn’t through feeding on others, but through accepting our own divinity and sovereignty. We become self-sufficient energy generators. The more we fall in love with ourselves, the less we need to feed off others.

What we are actually seeing, is old systems of power beginning to fall apart. Power, in the way we have known it, is dying. As we move into the new energy, we embrace our divinity, and trust in ourselves and our own lives. Often this means letting go and allowing grace to come in and do its magic. When we allow grace into the chaos of our lives and the unknowns of our future, often times, miracles happen.

So here is my prescription for those of you who are struggling with chaos:

  1. Allow it. Allow the world to be what it is. Allow the chaos to be what it is. Relax into it. Accept it. Doing so gives it permission to change.
  2. Try your best to stay out of the drama. Let the world go through its evolutions and learning without getting sucked in. Imagine yourself standing behind a clear bulletproof glass wall where you can see everything that is happening, but it doesn’t affect you. You are completely safe behind your glass wall.
  3. Self-care. Go for a walk, touch the earth with your barefeet, cook yourself a nice meal, get that massage you’ve been wanting, talk to your therapist or spiritual guide, etc. Do all those things you need to do to keep your balance. This is the highest possible service you could give the world. Find your balance so the world can follow suite. Be an example of how to successfully ride out these waves. Show others how to stay calm and move on.

So there you have it. When the world has got you down, take a breath and feel a bit deeper into what is going on. Chances are, you’ll notice something incredible happening.

2012 Is Over, So Where Is My Promised Land?

Yes, 2012 is now soundly behind us. December 21, 2012 came and went, here we are, waiting for the new utopia we were promised amidst threats of nuclear war, bombings at marathons, and personal challenges galore. Life after December 21st was supposed to be all peaches, ice cream, and rainbows, right?

What the !@#$%^& is going on?

Years ago I had the pleasure of attending a workshop by Gregg Braden. Gregg is a very smart man, and he explained many very complicated reports from NASA that showed that the Earth is going through an unprecedented cosmological shift. Starting in the 1980s, the Earth started going through three major shifts in a very short time span. Gregg’s presentation was five years ago, and the details have escaped me, so I urge anyone who is interested to check out Gregg’s work directly. However, I do recall that we are crossing the galactic equator and completing two major cycles all within a 30 year time span. The convergence of these three major events at the same time has never happened before. All three shifts will be complete in 2016.

Now that December 21st, 2012 has come and gone, we are officially in new energy. However, the largest transformation of consciousness in Earth’s history was never going to happen overnight. The Earth herself is releasing deep energies that have been buried since the beginning of time. We, her inhabitants, are also releasing memories, traumas, and fears that have been buried inside our consciousness for lifetimes. Add to this the desire for duality to still remain the predominant paradigm, and you get chaos. The darkness is fighting for its last breath. Old energy is manifesting as anger and a desire to control power and the results are messy.

So what can we do to survive this continued chaos? Firstly, have tolerance and practice patience. Have tolerance for other humans and the choices they are making. Have tolerance for those who are stuck in old energy and afraid to move forward. Have tolerance for the old energy itself, which is trying so desperately to stay alive. And be patient. Even though thirty years feels like an eternity to those of us on the planet right now, it is less than a blink of an eye in the entire course of Earth’s history. I know your nerves are probably frayed but hold on. More unity is coming.

Secondly, in this time of great change, allow things in your life to die. Allow the old relationships that do not fill you with love, joy, and playfulness to die. Give away the objects in your home that do not fill you with feelings of happiness. Keep letting go. Those things that we release may come back to us in an entirely new way. However, we have to be willing to release them so completely that we are fundamentally ok even if they disappear completely. At the same time, start bringing in the things you do want. Maybe it is time to start the new business that you’ve been dreaming about but never thought was possible. Perhaps it is time to take the trip you’ve been wanting to take. What would bring you happiness, delight and pleasure? Do it. If you don’t feel able to, look at what limiting beliefs come up. In this very intense time, you MUST do what brings you pleasure and joy. It may be as small as a cup of coffee from your favorite coffee shop, or as big as a move to another city, but you must find that pleasure. This is the only way to successfully ride out these vigorous waves of change and glide into new energy. Find those earthly delights in every way you can, every single day. This will help to bring in graceful energy.

Keep breathing. The energies on Earth feel particularly intense right now. 2013 is going to be just as intense as 2012. Breathe grace and ease into your body and mind. Take yourself out for a nice dinner. Walk in the park. Find all the things that you love most about Earth and experience them. It sounds deceptively simple, but this is how to navigate this intensity with only minimal bruising.

Blessings to you!!