Today I woke up and went outside to enjoy the cool fall Arizona morning as the sun was peaking it’s way up the horizon. I had an odd sense that the energy of today was indeed slightly different. I was in for a treat, I just wasn’t yet aware of what it was.
I go about my morning ritual of taking a shower, putting on my “Day Face” and doing my hair, I was contemplating going to a free business sales training amongst the many other things on my schedule for the morning. My hair is a natural Afro so doing my hair means the extra time to straighten it and discover some sort of order for the top of my head! Wow! That action took longer than normal.
I run to the kitchen, make my protein shake mixed with coffee powder (multi tasking with my morning breakfast), make the boys their lunch and get their backpacks ready to go. Then it’s back to the bedroom to get them up and dressed. This can be a chore some days. My 8 year old has asthma and is a lazy breather so when it comes to getting him up in the morning it takes a bit as he usually doesn’t get enough oxygen throughout the night. I have an essential oil burner going every night, all night with Frankincense as it has many beneficial qualities….for all of us. Whew! Not so bad this morning, two little guys up and dressed, what’s for breakfast? Cereal! Thank goodness for my favorite Mom’s Best Cereal company that provides a somewhat healthy dye free, food in a box.
Breakfast is done, the alarm goes off….time to go to the bus stop. Woops! Come back here boys. We forgot to comb your hair! That’s done, now we can go. One heads out the door and the other starts running around looking for his favorite matchbox cars. Crap they are not here! “Where did you put them?” Aaahh yes, we took them to the store last night. Unlock the jeep, Woohoo! Found them. Now we can go….again.
Now they are on the bus and I can start the rest of my day.
I get a reminder email. “Janie…are you coming to the training today? We would love to have you join us.” I ask my questions of myself and the universe….”What will my life be like in a week if I go?” light or heavy. I get nothing. “What will my life be like in a week if I don’t go?” Light or heavy. I get nothing again. Hmmmm. That’s unusual. Well let’s see what I have to wear.
I had a bunch of extra stress that occurred at the beginning of July and in 3 weeks I managed to up the size of my body by 20 pounds….nothing had changed with my eating and exercise, just added stress and lack of sleep. I dig through my closet and find one pair of dress slacks that fit….and not my favorite ones. Where are my black shoes? Dang it. I left them in Colorado when I went to pick the boys up from their dad’s house. Hmmm….things are not flowing with this. I get my shorts and flip flops back on and make a choice. I’m not going to the training.
I already had an appointment scheduled with the body shop to fix my windshield wipers and a coaching call at 9 am. Let’s stick to the first schedule and not complicate things. Going to the training would also mean canceling the two things already on my calendar. Whew…suddenly things instantly get much lighter. I know in my knowing that when I ask questions and I don’t get a clear awareness…..it’s not really going to be a huge contribution to my life. Sometimes I just have to push it, try to make it light…..because I’m supposed to be attending these events and networking.
I have recently discovered that doing business and functioning in and with it like a lot of coaches are teaching…..actually does not in any way, shape or form work for me. I have tried and tried and tried to make it work…only to make myself wrong because it didn’t work. Sometimes it takes me a while to just breathe and pay attention to my awareness.
What does work for me is following the energy of what’s light and making choices based on that and what’s in alignment with my targets and desires. I have found that it’s way more ease, way less stress, and my days are filled with joy….which vibrates to my children….which creates less and less sibling squabbles and actually happy kiddos.
So off to the body shop I go, it’s still nice outside so I sit down on the curb in the shade and wait for them to get done. Meanwhile it’s time for my coaching call. You see…even though I’m a health coach, energy healer, reiki master, Intuitive, International #1 bestseller 3 times, massage therapist and I communicate with animals and elementals….I still have a coach. It sometimes takes the support of someone with fresh eyes to get me unstuck and to help me stay on track. They say “The best therapist are the ones that need the most help themselves” I find that very true. It’s way easier to create magic and help someone else before looking inside at yourself.
I get on my coaching call, my Jeep is done, I’m still on my coaching call, I drive home, I’m still on my coaching call, I come outside under my tree in my outside “office” and I’m still on my coaching call….Which by the way is unlocking so many awarenesses.
We are babbling away about this new download I have received from the Universe, and how cool this all is to expand consciousness in the world and I look over at my pool and I see these little shadows dancing on the water, then they are on the wall, most all the fences in the back yards in Phoenix are solid brick walls. I keep watching the shadows and finally look up. Holy Toledo! There is a “flock” of dragonflies! Six of them circling above my pool. I have never seen that before. They were there for quite a while and I notice a bright yellow butterfly coming and going. I’m still on my coaching call and I’m sharing what’s going on with my coach, we are both fascinated by this event.
Behind where I sit in my outside office is the hummingbird feeder. I notice a humming bird that is wanting to come over and it won’t fly through the dragonflies, it won’t go under them or over them. It kept flying to them and then back to the neighbors house. The dragon flies moved their circle away from above the pool to the other side of the yard and the hummingbird came closer. A dragonfly went over to meet it, they had a chat for a second and the hummingbird flew to the tree I sit under. The yellow butterfly dances across the yard again.
The hummingbird gets a drink from the feeder and goes over the wall. It proceeds to hover up and down behind the wall like it’s playing peek-a-boo with me! This is all very interesting….what’s the message? Now I’m really curious. I had just seen more elemental activity in the last 10 minutes than I normally see in a week. It was all very playful and light. I get off my coaching call and have a chat with spirit. Here was the message:
Normally I associate dragonflies with change, hummingbirds with magic and alignment, and butterflies with transformation. Which all resonated and is true for what is going on with me currently. I took a deeper look.
“The dragonfly starts it’s life in the water as a nymph. It literally splits its skin and emerges into what we then see as an air creature. Because of this they are associated with mirage/illusion. Dragonfly holds the special power of changing forms and manipulating space and time. The metamorphosis is one of transformation and maturation, rather than that found with the shape-shifting with ravens and crows.
So dragonfly symbolism has a depth to its magic. While ravens and crows signify shape-shifting and change for the moment or, perhaps to enter an altered state, dragonfly symbolizes a more permanent change in maturation and ability. Much like the swimming nymph who changes to the winged lightness of the air.
Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communications from the elemental world, death of the old and rebirth of the new.
This elemental world is made up of the tiny spirits of plants, and of the elements air, earth, fire, and water. In essence, this world is full of nature spirits… Dragonfly will guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation…
Follow Dragonfly to the place inside your body where magic is still alive, and drink deeply of its power. This strength belongs to you. It is the power of becoming the illusion. This ability is ever changing, and contains within it the knowledge that you are creating it all.”
I ponder on this for a moment. Thank you dragonflies! I got a download about three weeks ago from the universe. I spent the next three days writing as one awareness after another flooded into my space. What I created from that was a class I have not yet shared with the world in a big way. I have shared this with a friend who is co-creating with me…and of course with my coach.
My new class is called Unraveling The Hypnotic Entanglements. For those of you that are familiar with hypnosis, it is an altered state of consciousness that you are purposely put into to create a desired outcome. The Hypnotic Entanglements I uncovered are the ones that you took on unconsciously throughout your life. They give you the illusion of what your life is, they are everything that limits what you can create, be, do, have and go beyond.
With this download also came some major death and rebirth in my life. It was like my “blinders” had been removed. Not all of the awareness I was receiving were great, grand and glorious. Some of them were downright uncomfortable. I had been functioning as a doormat….especially in the areas of relationship, for all my life.
I have literally gone from being the nymph swimming in the “water of muck” to the dragonfly with wings. I was faced with some tests “Do you really want to get rid of Doormat Syndrome?” and each time when I chose against what I am now in alignment with….I would literally get physically ill. I was coming across as “wishy washy” and I didn’t care. My old patterns and choices were no longer serving my highest good. The universe gave me a gift and I chose to honor that. What is my target? To create a planet full of happy, awake, conscious and aware, healthy people.
I move on to the messages from hummingbird:
“Know that it is time for you to aggressively pursue your dreams and bring them into reality. Joy is just around the corner…. you simply have to believe that your dreams are possible to actualize now. Stop waiting and go for it!
You are a messenger of hope and jubilation. You aggressively seek out those that need inspiration and renewal and bring forth the best in them. You are loyal, playful and persistent. Your seemingly small ideas and concepts often possess a lot of potential and power.
Now is the time to bring them into existence in this reality. The world and the planet are asking for you to be the leader you truly be, step into your potency and create the magic you are here to create. “
Wow! Again…another message that is enhancing that of the Dragonflies! I’m listening and I hear you.
Let’s see what the butterfly had to say:
“Know that massive changes are actualizing. Butterfly is asking you to embrace those changes in your environment and with your emotional body. This physical transformation of energy around you is taking root and expanding in ways that may surprise you. Release any expectations you may have in regards to the outcome of this change and do not try to control it…simply allow it to flow through and around you. Stay in your KNOWING.
Get up and move! Dancing brings the sweetness of life. Butterflies bring color and joy to your life. Look at them and remember what joy is in your life, even if it’s a lot or a little, it is still joy.
We are all on a long journey of the soul. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. At our soul-journeys end we are inevitably changed and not at all the same as when we started on the path. Change is an ever occurring event throughout our lives. Your physical body, at a cellular level, is not the same cellular structure it was a year ago. Embrace the change, play with it and have fun.
You have a gift for accepting change and embracing it with grace and eloquence. The journey is our only guarantee and it is our responsibility to make our way in awareness and knowing, embrace the changes as they come, and emerge from your transitions brilliantly….and as bright a light as you can be. You are extremely sensitive to the harmony of the earth. You are deeply in tune with environmental changes and are often the first to bring it to every ones attention.”
On that note…yes I am. I can often smell and hear the rain coming in advance. I am aware of what the planet requires, and what changes that people can make to create a happier healthier earth.
One of the many tools I have in my Energetic Tool box is asking questions. I have known for many years…my entire life to be exact….that I was here for a pretty big purpose. I had been asking tons of questions lately about being aware, expanding consciousness across the planet, creating happy healthy people, what was my role in all of this and many other questions.
This message from the elementals today was a big confirmation for me that Yes! I am on target and in alignment with the magic I am creating. Believe it or not, it didn’t stop with the dragonflies, the hummingbird and the butterfly. The boys came home from school and did their crazy eat everything in the house, I was on to my creating graphics job and accommodating them as they required.
I had my days mixed up, I had an event to go to in the evening and completely spaced it….thinking it was the next night. In the end I was super glad I didn’t go.
It became dark outside and time for the boys to start their night routine. Showers, dinner, brush teeth….they took their showers while I proceeded to make two dinners at the same time. One wanted tacos and the other wanted cheeseburgers. This is my normal evening dinner making episode. Once in awhile they both agree upon the same thing.
Everyone’s happy, dinner is done, dishes are cleaned up, boys are in bed. I go outside for a bit of almost full moon fresh air. I have someone living with me currently and they come inside and all excited….”We have an owl on the roof out front!!” I go out to the driveway and look up. Sure enough a tiny owl is sitting on top of my garage. Way cool! How does it get better than that? What’s the message here?
“You might consider removing yourself from the noise of life and become the still silent observer. After slowing down and becoming stable you will be amazed by the wealth of information and meaning that surrounds you. It may be bringing you the ability to see what others may miss. Open your eyes and truly examine how things are, you will be surprised that suddenly you can see things that are normally hidden from view…like the motives of those around you. External appearances will give way to the truth and hidden meaning beneath.
Owl often comes to those who need to let go of some part of their life that is no longer needed. Listen carefully to that inner voice and be guided to recapture the knowledge of your true path in life. Owl’s senses pierce through shadows, beyond fear and darkness, through to the other side that brings light, happiness and knowledge.
The Owl is the symbol of the feminine, the moon and the night. The Owl is also the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom. You work best during the night hours. You have the power to extract secrets. Listen to its voice inside of you. You will hear not what others are saying, but what is hidden (The underlying message). You can detect subtleties of voice that others cannot. People cannot deceive a person who can see into the darkness of others souls. Most Owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability. It can be very frightening at times. Learn to trust your instincts about people.
Let go of the past and certain negative behaviors. Owl can also be the bringer of death….not always in the physical sense…it can also be the death and rebirth of sorts, kind of like the dragonfly morphing from nymph to take flight as a dragonfly. It can be the death of negative patterns and habits and the rebirth of the new you without those.”
Wow! How can my life get any more magical than that? I’m feeling blessed and honored to be the conscious, aware, magical bringer of light, happiness and healing and ease to this planet and the people that are living upon it in this reality, time and space.
My message to you is this.
We are all magical aware beings. We all have the ability to communicate with the elementals, the planet, our bodies….and actually everything. Everything has a consciousness and a message for us if we are willing to listen. When we shut of our awareness, or try to anyways, we in essence are trying to shut off who we are. You can never truly stop being aware. You can never stop being you. It’s literally not possible. Everyone has a “gut feeling”, not everyone listens to it.
When the universe and the elementals have a message for you…if you aren’t fully trusting your awareness….they will put the messengers right smack in front of you until you hear the message.
My question to you is…
What has the universe been trying to tell you that you haven’t been hearing. If you have listened a little bit….what steps can you take to trust your awareness and the messages even just 1%? What brilliant light are you that you can now shine in the world?
I am Janie Lin Smith: The Energetic Health Coach, and this was just one of my magical days.