co-creating with every being

One of the most beautiful moments in my life was realizing that we are all co-creating our realities with every being on this planet. Every person is your teacher and is here to expand you and help your soul evolve. I remember as I realized this, it actually changed my life. I started viewing people differently. I started seeing the beauty in every being. Even when I interacted with people with whom I was ‘in conflict’ with I was able to see the beauty in the situation and what they were able to teach me. It definitely allowed me to live from my heart instead of living from fear.

Once I realized that we are all co-creating together in every moment it is like the universe made sense and everything came together in my head. I felt infinitely connected and like I was one with the world. For me to feel at peace one of the important components is to feel connected. Whenever I am feeling any sort of way about the situation I remind myself of this idea and an overwhelming sense of peace fills my heart and my body. With this no one is your enemy. Everyone becomes someones you love because you know that whatever they are doing their soul wants to co-create some sort of lesson with you to help you. We generate patterns of energy that attract certain people with other patterns of energy that act as our mirror or our teacher. This concept of a mirror has been especially helpful to me because it has helped me realized everything I have loved or been in resistance to with someone else has to do with me and me only. It is never about the other person, just like if someone loves or hates something about you, it is never about you it has to do with what they need to learn and accept about themselves. When we grow to love ourselves we grow to love others without condition. This is because we are all Source (spirit, love, Mother Earth, God etc.) so to love one person is to love ourselves and to love ourselves unconditionally and accept ourselves is to love everyone else. It is as if under all of this third dimensional smoke and illusion of separateness there is love and connection.

Bottom line: everyone here is here to help you. You are also here to help them. I have had some incredibly difficult things happen to me by other people. But without those things I would not be the empowered, confident woman I am today. I have had people tell me about the changes I have helped to inspire in them. This has also helped me to realize every single thing I do impacts the world because you impact someone who inspires change in someone else who effects someone and so on and so forth. Our souls are always evolve with one another. We are not separate. We are one universal love which is why no one deserves anything else less than to be loved without condition for simply being.

with love, katie

resistance vs. acceptance

There are so many theories about what causes suffering in the world. I have read a countless amount of spiritual books and different ways of thinking resonate with me at different times. I read this Facebook post by someone last night and it really resonated with me and it was amazing because I had heard this idea before but the way this person explained it it was like my entire life at the moment made sense.

I am definitely going through a transformation right now and they can be uncomfortable but I can already see how this is a rewarding experience. Something I have been working on within myself is being within the Universal flow and not resisting so much. So much of my pain comes from resisting a lot of things. It could be anything. Body image issues, not having a job at the same time as anyone else… it seems so hard in the moment because it is engrained in us to be averse to certain things and then accepting of others.

When you are a child you feel so free because you aren’t in resistance to anything. You are in love with the world and then soon after you are taught that you should like and dislike certain things, situations, people, emotions and that can cause so much pain. As I am learning to accept things I feel way more empowered and like those things don’t own me. I wouldn’t necessarily say that it is about having control over everything (also working on this!) but whether those things have power over you. There is nothing that can have power over you unless you let it.

Resistance is fear-based. Acceptance is love-based. When I am in resistance to something, I am definitely living out of fear, stress, all of it. But when there is one hundred percent, full, loving acceptance then you begin to live from your heart center. It allows for growth, expansion, and the power to create and change your situation however you like. For me feeling empowered is feeling creative, not living out of fear and feeling connected to the Universe (could be God, Source, Spirit, Mother Earth, whatever you like).

When I started meditating on this, letting anything that I have been in resistance to pop up and then working on integrating it and accepting it, I felt so incredibly free. Sometimes it is hard to put these kinds of things into words because it is really a feeling that takes over my entire body. I can feel love and the fear just disappears. I have accepted that whatever I am experiencing is part of the wonderful human experience that we are so lucky to be a part of. Every emotion whether it is happiness, sadness, jealousy, anger, whatever… we are fortunate to be here and experience all of it. For me this line of thinking makes it simpler to accept all aspects of life and to stop living out of fear. There is a misconception that we are meant to be happy all of them time. Or if we feel sadness then we have judgments around it or look for some justification e.g. “I am sad because my friend did this…” or that line of thinking. But judgement, resistance, and this justification for our feelings doesn’t allow us to experience them fully and then we are only living in part of the spectrum.  So many of us live out of ‘fight or flight’ mode every day, living out of fear. We are in the perfect place for ourselves right now to experience maximum growth. There is no reason to be afraid or to resist. Would you grow as much as you have if you were only one emotion (e.g. happy) all the time? I personally don’t think I would. Every moment is an opportunity to experience love instead. Love for the moment, love for whatever we are experiencing (every emotion, person, etc.) and not in fear because we think things should be another way. We just have to choose it. Drop the judgments of where you think you should be and trust that this moment is perfect for you. This has allowed me to love my life and my present.

with love, katie

healing yourself before healing the world

**** Note 10/3/18: I have recently realized that I use the world “healing” a bit differently than some people do, so I wanted to clarify what that word means to me. The reason I am making this clarification is because sometimes “healing” can imply that there is something wrong with you or there is something or some part of you that needs to “go away” or shouldn’t be accepted. When I say “healing”, I mean loving yourself, truly love and accepting every single part of your Being and recognizing that you are already whole. You are perfect as you are. If you want to embody something else or a different frequency, great. You cannot go wrong because whatever you choose is Love, whatever you embody is Love, etc. We all embody the full human spectrum and all of it is Love. There is nothing that you embody that should be surrounded by shame, guilt, etc. because you are Love.

Something that I noticed about myself is how much I enjoy healing myself. I have been lucky to have had so many amazing teachers (e.g. Amberleigh Carter and Lacy Phillips) that have provided me with so much insight about my soul that the process has been so rewarding. If there is something that comes into my field that relates to raising myself to a higher vibration, realizing I am Source at my core, and getting to know myself, I am instantly drawn to it and I know why I co created that experience with the universe.

One of the reasons I love healing myself so much is that when you heal yourself and integrate your own shadows, you are becoming more loving and accepting of yourself which allows you to love and accept others without conditions. Something I have been working on within myself is dropping all judgements of myself, embracing unconditional love being able to drop judgements of others and loving them without any conditions. When I am able to love myself without any conditions and drop expectations it is easy to do so for others.

I have been reminded lately that whatever you work on within yourself effects the world. I love holding a non judgmental, healing, limitless space for everyone. But I can tell when I am feeling amazing and in my power and how that becomes much easier versus when I am not. For instance, when I discover one of my shadows and it is owning me instead of me owning it, I doubt myself and it becomes much harder to help anyone else along their personal journey. By the way, that shadow is Love as well. There was just a time when I didn’t acknowledge it as such. Once I accept that it is yet another beautiful part of myself and own it, I feel unstoppable. Healing yourself and continuing working on yourself is so important because that allows you to heal others and the world. By taking the time for yourself and healing yourself, that is one more person in the world that is healed and then can help other people. I don’t think there is ever a time when there is no more work to be done but being healthy enough to help other people has always been important to me.

Loving and accepting all parts yourself first is so important. This is so cheesy but everyone and every part of their Being is so beautiful and deserves nothing less than to be loved by everyone else. I feel so amazing and so aligned every time I heal, accept and love myself and in that vibrational state I am able to help others.

with love, katie