It's Getting Interesting...

It’s getting interesting, isn’t it? The energy in the air these days is a bit tense. Mercury goes into retrograde on December 3rd, and it’s going to be a big month filled with shifting and moving of energy.

In this time, be sure to communicate clearly and compassionately with others... it's best to avoid making assumptions and allowing ourselves to get triggered... assume the best of intentions, come back to your breath, and remember that we're all in this together.

Things can get sticky otherwise. Having heart-to-heart, open conversations can assuage any awkwardness or hurt feelings. Feel this energy, come to light in your heart, and connect with the heart of the person you're communicating with.

The good news is that in this time, what’s “stuck” can get unstuck. So seize that energy! Follow the urge to get started on that project you’ve been putting off! Take care of anything that has been nudging you for a while, start learning something new. Go inward and go deep.

We are being called upon, yes we all, to begin to shed the layers of subconscious, limiting beliefs of the negative Ego self. It is not always pretty or fun. But it is how we will begin to understand how connected we all are. In spite of what the mainstream media might tell us, we live in a world filled with loving, kind and compassionate people who want to do the best thing. It’s just that we don’t all know how.

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It’s not your fault. We have all been programmed (I know that’s kind of a scary word, but it helps to understand the depth of what we’re going through) for a long time. It often starts with usually our parents, sharing what they were taught (as well-intentioned they may have been) with us as children, by mainstream media and with the pressure to “consume, be afraid and stay angry at each other,” and continues with traditional public schooling. Thankfully, with many teachers (bless them!!) and even some administrators doing their best to make change, and with parents exposing their children to more nature-based, experiential learning and limiting TV/screen time, this is changing. And I believe that it will continue to change. But we are not there yet.

It is up to you. And me, and all of us. We must continue to re-train ourselves how to do this. We have never been taught how powerful we are. We have more healing and magical abilities than we can possibly imagine. The gifts of Jesus, Buddha, Yoginanda and others are accessible to us all. But we have never been taught this in any traditional school, in fact it may have been hidden from us.

We can learn to activate ourselves, activate the light within our hearts and spread this to others around us. We can learn more about how our brain works so that the left and right brains, the Ego and the Higher selves, can more fully work together so we can be spiritual in a practical world (I’m going to be integrating hypnotherapy and guided imagery into more meditationsfree meditations bi-monthly on Monday mornings - and workshops).

And we must understand that we will need to deal with our shadow sides, with our pain, to more fully expand in our consciousness and heal our world. This might come from trauma or learned experiences in this lifetime, or even from past lifetimes (stay tuned for free Akashic Records readings I’ll be offering next year).

For me personally, I find that the only way I can get through this time is to work with light. Yes, light. Sounds so simple, right? I expand a ball of light in my heart every morning and spread it throughout my body, and a few feet beyond my body. When I am struggling on communicating with others, I try to send light from my heart to theirs. For someone who is suffering, I ask for light from the higher angelic realms to be with them.

And then it’s about learning to trust our intuition, the little voices from our support team from beyond helping to nudge us toward what’s best for our souls. Many people struggle to understand which is that voice and which is the negative Ego voice. Begin practicing some form of quieting the mind (even just 1 minute a day of noticing your breath), and you will learn to discern.

In the meantime, hope you’ll join some of us for workshops, in a Facebook group of souls expanding their consciousness and connecting with each other for support in-person and virtually (just request to join Souls Gathering Together).

Wishing you courage, clarity and light in this important and unprecedented time of soul evolution,

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. 

The Forced Unplugging

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In Maine, as many of you know, we had a brutal wind storm that knocked out power to thousands of homes. We were lucky to go unaffected, save from the absence of internet. But aside from some minor inconveniences, I found it to be a welcome respite from technology. 

Even though times like this are challenging, the opportunity to pause can be like a breath of fresh air. A forced unplugging from the universe. With people coming together to support one another, connecting over our shared experience, one can’t help but notice the good that can come out of struggle. The wheel stops spinning for a moment. People can’t work with no internet or power, so they get sent home. Emails can’t get sent, Facebook posts can’t get posted. And we panic at first a bit…and then we relax.

We are removed from the cycle of work and internet and going and doing, not by choice but by circumstance. Then what do we do? Do we resist? Do we spend all day driving around trying to find a place to check our email? Or do we let go.. and enjoy the time to just be with ourselves, to be with our loved ones… to talk for a change, to go for a walk, to meditate, to reflect, to cook, to make.

I have been cooking a lot from scratch recently, a cake for my son’s birthday, carrot-apple-turmeric muffins for his school snack, roasted butternut squash for a potluck gathering, peanut butter and raisin rice cakes for a school event. It has taken some time but it is a labor of love. My children help with the food prep, and we bond over creating something beautiful and tasty together to share with family and friends. We are using the food grown right near our home (the apples from our apple tree, the squash from the farm across town).

Still, I have been mourning the end of the growing season and my ability to grow my own vegetables from my backyard garden. But I have found a renewed calling in learning how to make things with my hands in these colder months. I “made” my son’s mummy Halloween costume with strips of an old pillowcase, a shirt, sweatpants and a hot glue gun. It took me over an hour but I felt proud of what I had accomplished. My son knew that it was special too, made with love by his mother. So much more meaningful than if I’d had it shipped online (which is what I usually do). And I give thanks for the community of parents and teachers we have found in the loving, peaceful school that of our son’s that is rooted in spiritual, simplicity of Quakers.  A place that is supportive and encourages our desire to live more minimally, more in harmony with the Earth and with like-minded people.

The expansion that I am experiencing and that we are all experiencing is one based on feeling, based on what we feel pulled, or guided, to do. Not what makes sense or seems rational. It is the push and pull between the Higher Self and that of the Ego. Our longing to lie on the Earth and to wander in the woods, to explore and to wonder, to build and to mold, to delight and to discover… these are our inherent qualities that we have forgotten, that we have been trained to ignore.

The time is now here for a shifting.

The Earth shaking off the imbalance and adjusting to the damage that's been done. The Earth is changing but I believe it will still survive… by adapting. And we are adapting too. We must still do more to heal what we have done to the Earth, but we are getting there. We are re-discovering our essence, our feeling of oneness with the natural world. Our understanding that we co-exist together with the trees, and the wind and the soil, and the squirrels, birds and butterflies. That when they are damaged, we are damaged. That when we pollute the Earth, we also are polluting our own selves.

There are those of us who are choosing to answer this inner longing, this pull. There are some who are noticing this urge, but are hoping it will go away… But it’s going to get harder to ignore as the energies accelerate.

This is what will save our human race and our planet. We will learn to grow in these uncharted waters together (and there is a community of like-minded souls you're welcome to explore!) with the assistance of the light, our Divine guides (and here's a video on how to connect with them!) and our spiritual power that lies within. May it be so for us all.

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. 

It Wasn't Supposed To Be Like This. (But It's Getting Better).

Many of us have already done lots of visualizations, manifestations, meditations and invocations. But life still seems heavy and hard. Is this just how it is to be human? Is it about living a life consistently filled with worry and feelings we don’t want that resurface no matter how hard we try to separate from them?

It seems unjust if this is true.  Buddhist teachings tell us, in the first of the Four Noble Truths, that “life is suffering.” If you take that at face value, then it can seem totally depressing. But move on to the fourth Noble Truth, which essentially says that through meditation, we can separate from the suffering which comes from the Ego, from the sense of separation that can make us feel alone, scared and desperate, to achieve freedom and oneness.  And that we can end our suffering by uniting with our true, higher consciousness, that we are connected to the universe and all beings, with love and with all that is.

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But what is this oneness all about? And why does it seem so hard to reach? It might be something so simple about why it is hard for us regular people going about in our daily lives, jobs, relationships and families. It might just be that we forget. .

We forget to notice our breathing and our thoughts. 

We forget to observe our emotions and how they physically feel in our bodies.

We forget that we have support from sources of Higher guidance that want to help us.

We forget that we are Divine, spiritual beings with powers to create and manifest things in our lives.

Okay, maybe it's a bit more than simply just forgetting. It might be a little more like, we forget because it’s easier to forget than to remember. It takes some work, some self-discipline, structure and commitment to un-do the habits wired into our brains.

Because the situation we are in is not entirely our fault. Few of us in Western society were taught from childhood to practice meditation (unlike in some countries, like India, where children are taught from the age of eight to do yoga, breathwork and light meditation.)

Our world truly would be a different place if all of us had been taught meditatio from a young age. Through this practice of mindfulness, we observe our thoughts in an effort to let them go, to just observe the spaces between each thought. By consistently doing this over time, we literally can re-wire our brains so that we similarly let go believing, and listening to, the negative voice of the Ego Self, that wants to keep us separated from our Divine essence and that wants to keep us in a state of stasis, unhappiness and even paralysis.

Thankfully, many schools and families these days are teaching yoga and meditation to children. Imagine the kind of enlightened society that could be on this Earth fifty years from now if every child were to have this this opportunity.

As for the rest of us adults, we have a bit of an uphill climb ahead of us. We will need to diligently put some effort into changing our habits (knowing that the Ego Self tries to come up with many ways to get us to stop meditating in the first place!). If you want to free yourself from the hamster wheel, here are a few ideas:

1)  Make yourself do it. Yes, that’s right. You literally force yourself to just notice your breath. Don’t make it a big deal thing like you have to sit on a shrine for an hour every day. Get up a little earlier (or make some time before bedtime), have a space already set up to lie/sit down, have some relaxing music or a guided meditation ready, and just notice your breath for 5 minutes. Just 5 minutes a day.

2)    Remind yourself. Put reminders in your phone to take 10 breaths. And do it when you see them. Right away. Just stop what you’re doing (you almost always can do that).

3)    Deal with the negative Ego voice. If the Ego voice keeps coming up with reasons why you can’t quiet your mind (“too busy/doesn’t work/can’t do it/don’t feel like it”), you can talk to it like it’s an old friend you’re trying to get away from. Have a conversation: “Listen, buddy, leave me alone. I’m going to do this now. Just for a minute. That’s it.” And turn off the news and radio and information overload that the Internet when you can. It all fuels our fears/doubts/worries.

4) Get some support from people along a similar path so you can hold each other accountable and support one another. Many of us are experiencing awakenings right now in our lives, as part of our shift in consciousness, more than you might think. So talk about it! Share what's changing in you with others who understand. You are not alone and we need each other to make it through this!

5)    Connect with higher guidance (God, your guardian angel, Archangel Michael, your spirit guides, Jesus, Buddha, Mary, spirit animals, whatever works for you). This is what has really carried me through. I talk to them (specifically angels, Jesus and God) all the time. Literally when I wake up and throughout my day (and with Angel Tarot cards for specific details). I visualize colors and light. I try to clear negative energy pick up with crystals, sage, oils, salt baths, connecting to the ground of Earth and intentional visualizations (just 2 minutes to do several times a day). 

Even though we can’t go back and re-live our childhood to begin practicing meditation and developing spirituality from a young age, we can jumpstart the process right now with some consistent work. But it takes time (about two months to create a new habit if applied consistently) and using a new lens on reality. It also requires an understanding that the reality that many believe is the “real world,”  the endless cycle of “work, eat, sleep. work, eat, sleep,” is not how life is supposed to be. We are not meant to be living in a form of modern-day wage slavery. (Why is it like this? Well, after meditation and talking to higher guidance, you will probably come to that conclusion yourself, as I did).

And it takes courage to do this . Courage to start doing things differently than many people around you. Courage to stand up for what you feel is right, not just because it’s what most of your friends are doing. Courage to speak up for what you believe in, from a kind and compassionate heart. Courage to change your daily actions to the extent that others may notice what you're doing (and hopefully will follow along!).

The good news is that this is happening anyway, all over the world, so it's easier to go with the flow now. We can accelerate our opening to our universal connectedness by immediately starting these new habits. No more waiting, no more hoping. Summon up your strength and step into a new way of being. You will find true freedom and truth, and your life will be forever shifted and expanded. I did this, and I'm not superhuman. I'm a regular person like you. So I know you can do it too.

P.S. For more ideas and practical, everyday tips to live in alignment with your Higher Self,  join me for a free online workshop on how to connect to your true, spiritual self in everyday life, all the time (in your job, while paying the bills and even with your kids). And for live workshops coming up on working with archangels, on protecting your energy (this one is "pay what you can"!) and on movement in the body to find balance between spiritual and practical worlds (with Erin Curren!). I will be doing a short, free workshop on developing intuition this Saturday at the Enlightenment Expo (and offering Angel Tarot readings all day!). Come say hi!

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. 

Your Energy is Sacred: Protect It!

All of this energy in the heavens and stars is most definitely having an effect on many of us. After spending a week in Wyoming to see the total solar eclipse and with Mercury in retrograde (which can cause communication and computer/mechanical issues), I am still absorbing all of this energy and integrating into my system. Lots of change coming, globally and personally.

My son is starting kindergarten next week at an amazing, spiritually-based school. A dream I had for him a year ago that has manifested into reality. My daughter is expressing herself fully as a unique individual as a 2-year-old. My husband is back to work after having the summer off. And I’m still doing my work, which is actually more like my life’s calling that happens to also be my career. We are blessed in so many ways and I give thanks every day for this. Yet, I also still battle with the waves of energy that surround me each day.

And I find myself learning new things constantly. I have learned that I am picking up energy from others in my environment more than ever now these days, and that I need to regularly clear and cleanse. Daily salt baths are now going to be in place.

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Some of you have asked me about this. How to better protect yourself from absorbing the emotions of others around us. Up until now, I have not realized how incredibly important this is. For people who are particularly open and intuitive, it can show up as unexplained sadness or anger that seems to come from nowhere.  Or sudden periods of depression that you can’t seem to get out of. I have come understand that I need to ground, clear and call back in my own energy now about six times a day. That’s right, more than I brush my teeth.

It can take some discipline to start doing this, but once it’s a habit, it becomes easier. Constantly having to manage the energy coming at us all the time. But for me, now more than ever with my doing intuitive work, it is going to be a matter of living fully or living inertly.

Some tools I use for grounding my energy and clearing anything I want to release include:

-       Protecting myself with a bubble of golden light and only allowing love to enter there

-       Asking Archangel Michael to help cut any cords of attachment (learn more about this and more in an upcoming archangel workshop!)

-       Visualizing my own sacred “room” to go to that is only mine

-       Spending time outdoors, and placing my hands and bare feet on the earth

-       Calling my energy back into my crown chakra

-       Carrying around black tourmaline and other grounding stones

-       Using sage smoke or essential oil

-       Taking Himalayan salt baths to absorb negative energy (this one is particularly effective)

I have personally seen people become debilitated who are extremely empathic (or clairsentient). If you find yourself becoming exhausted by being around other people, or feeling unexplained emotions that don’t seem to be your own, then this is probably you. Unless you want to isolate yourself from humanity (which is not recommended I think), you will want to regularly cleanse and protect yourself from the energy of others (and I’m doing a workshop on this with the ever-incredible Cheryl Horton in mid-September on clearing chakras with energy and essential oils). And know that it is perfectly okay to ask for loved ones to give you time alone (luckily I have a husband who understands this).

It is also important to get support from people who are like you. I personally have found myself feeling lonely at times, craving a community of people who are like me, who understand me and think the way I think. I have found a few people and for that I am so thankful. But when I don’t see them, I start to feel disconnected and isolated. I start to feel like I’m the only one seeing the world through the lens of a person who lives in an alternate reality much of the time. The result of a spiritual awakening, I suppose. And no matter how much we try to explain how we now view our world (as many illusions) and how we now view ourselves (as Divine beings connected to energy of all forms), it is next to impossible to “explain this” to someone. It is something that the person simply has to experience. (If you want to get closer to this place, join me for an online intensive, deep-dive workshop into working past fears that might be holding you back from expanding into who you really are, and what you’re meant to be doing!).

And this is why I am doing this work. To help people awaken to their true nature, to understand that we do not need to suffer any longer in any area of our lives. And that we can do this simply by quieting our minds and enhancing our intuition. For me, once I left my stressful job and started meditating, and doing research, a lightbulb went on one day, literally like a switch, and nothing has been the same ever since (this was about a year and a half ago). 

If this is you, or starting to be you (seeing number sequences regularly is a sign by the way!), then please reach out for help to connect with others on a similar path. I happen to have a community of people that I facilitate called the Soulful Work Community. We gather twice a month, virtually and in-person (choosing either one), to learn together about various topics, meditate together, write about a specific idea/manifestation together, and verbally process together. It’s not really a support group, (although sometimes it can be!) but instead what I almost see as a spiritual community almost like that which one would find in a church. (So join us! We have just started meeting and would love to have you!)

With so many people in the world becoming disillusioned with traditional religion, fewer and fewer attend church. This is understandable (and I am one of those people), but what has been lost is the spiritual essence of who we are, in a community. Something’s missing without our spiritual core, as John Mayer alludes to in his beautiful song. Friends, career, health, fun, family… but who are we without our souls and an understanding that we're part of so much more than just our physical bodies? It's about connecting with something beyond our Ego-based selves. Without that, well.. many of us feel empty.

It doesn’t need to be this way.. but we won’t get the anecdote from our everyday society. If you’re still reading this far, then you might want to reach out to people to get support, and remember to protect yourself, and shield your energy, every single day when going out into the world. Love and only love enters here. And please know you don't have to do this alone. I have tried and don't recommend it. There are people filled with light and a desire to make things better like you who want to help. 

With blessings, light and positive energy…

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. 

Mass Meditation for Light with Solar Eclipse Energy

I wanted to take a moment to write something on the eve of a momentous energetic event, the solar eclipse. I am here in Wyoming in a big log cabin with all of my siblings and their spouses (a rare gathering of us all!) and with other extended family... Feeling truly blessed in a communal space.

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Many of us will be tapping into the energy of this transformative energetic solar event tomorrow, Monday August 21st, for light work meditation at 11:11 am PDT (check your time zone for this here), along with many others around the world. Here's the details for the mass meditation: https://www.facebook.com/events/797347177093531/.

I also uncovered a powerful technique called "recapitulation," used in shamanic work, to work through and release past life experiences/events that we wish to let go of before the eclipse. Going into the scene and letting go of the story through visualization and breath. You then see this experience as something that happened, but not necessarily to you! This is important because our brains subconsciously create a false story about something that happened to us, and often we end up re-creating similar scenarios (negative, often) because our Ego self believes that it is us. But these stories are not who we are! And we can let them go. It takes time and doing this work, many, many times, but over days/months/years it can get easier. 

When I did this, I chose to add some phrases on the exhale/releasing that worked for me - choose some that you resonate with (I personally like "I release this story from my life. I am letting go of this. This is no longer me"). After each inhale/exhale, I then chose a new phrase to create a new positive intent, you might choose to do the same. The goal is to view this past experience as something that happened, but not to you. Just observing it and noticing it, having it no longer affect your life!

For instance, here's an example. Notice what you'd like to let go of in your life. If you're releasing a past experience in which you felt/were attacked by others, do this "past scene sweep." First go into a quiet, space (under a warm blanket or in a closet!) to compress your energy. Quiet your mind and relax. Then,

1) Inhale the past scene that you experienced (fully reliving the colors, sounds, smells, people, etc.) , moving your head from left to right slowly

2) When your head is all the way to the right, exhale and slowly move your head back to the left while mentally repeating phrases like "I release this story from my life. I am letting go of this. This is no longer me."

3) When your head is fully back to the left, do a final inhale and exhale to fully release.

4) Repeat as many times until you feel you have released this scene/story from your body and heart (for now at least!).

5) Bring your head back to center and invite a new intention by mentally repeating "I am safe now. I am protected by many who love me. It is safe for me to [do intuitive work/leave my job/start a business/do whatever it is you wish to do]."

6) Repeat a new scene-sweeping/releasing if any new feeling/past experience/limiting belief is surfacing..

And then tomorrow, on the day of this magical energetic solar event, here's an idea for a specific meditation to raise the frequency of love that we so badly need right about now:

1. Use your own technique to bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness.

2. State your intent to use this meditation as a tool to speed up the process of bringing harmony and unity for planet Earth and its inhabitants.

3. Visualize a pillar of Light emanating from the Galactic Central Sun, then going through all beings of Light inside our Solar System, through the eclipsed Sun and the Moon and then through your body to the center of the Earth. Visualize another pillar of Light rising from the center of the Earth, then up through your body and upwards into the sky towards all beings of Light in our Solar System and our galaxy. You are now sitting in two pillars of Light, the Light flowing both upwards and downwards simultaneously. Keep these pillars of Light active for a few minutes.

4. Now visualize a soft pink healing divine feminine energy, healing all people of the planet of their past traumas, bringing peace, harmony, understanding, abundance and unity. Visualize this soft pink light healing the minds and hearts of all people worldwide. See all Lightworkers, Lightwarriors and Truthers working in unity for the creation of the New Earth. See the people of Earth celebrating and joyfully participating in the creation of our new reality where everyone can obtain what they need and freely choose to live as they desire.


Wishing us transformation, healing, freedom and a lifting of the darkness to make way for the light on our planet.

With love to you all,

 


Rachel

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. 

Transitioning between Two Worlds

Transitions. Gets kind of tiring, doesn’t it? To always have change in our lives? This is one thing that’s given: change is a constant.

Right now, especially, many of us are in the season of transitions. In my household, our 5-year-old is leaving his pre-school of four years, from the loving hands of those who guided and nurtured him, to attend kindergarten. Oddly enough, it seems harder on the mom than it does on the child.

And, of course, for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is starting to wind down. School, and the pace of life that some are used to, will begin again this fall.

With this change of seasons, and the colder days that seep in, there is a sadness for some, and a relief for others. Coupled with the intense energy of the upcoming solar eclipse (August 21st - we will be going to Wyoming to witness this exquisite event) and our current state of Mercury in retrograde (causing communication “breakdowns” most famously but also can jump-start stuck areas too!), there is A LOT that people are feeling right now.

It can be hard to put our finger on what it is exactly, just a general buzzing feeling, like a waiting of some kind. Waiting for what? Well, a lot. I personally feel like I am living in between two worlds these days, with one foot in a spiritual realm, noticing the grand shift that is happening, and one foot in the practical world, one in which many still seem to be unaware of or not tuned in to massive transition in and around Earth (although this is changing). It can be disorienting to be in a group meditation, feeling so uplifted and at ease, to then shift to being stuck in traffic on the way to work with emails to respond to and meetings to attend.

How can these two worlds be reconciled? It’s still a balancing act for many of us. We can feel torn, pulled in both directions. Many of us feel, and are told, that we are moving away from an inequitable capitalistic system of paper money, but then we are still stuck dealing with paying our skyrocketing bills and mortgages/rent. It can feel vastly unfair.

I believe (as do many in the circles I frequent these days) is that there are frequencies, or systems of consciousness, battling it out right now. A frequency of fear/anger/control is flaring up, desperate to keep its hold on the general public (especially Americans). Luckily, the frequencies of love, healing and truth (for love is the strongest of all) are also flaring up, and more and more people are essentially being activated to help summon up love, and spread it around, simply by wishing love and sending compassion to others through meditation and prayer. I believe that this is now my task as well. Through my studies working with the angelic realm in particular, I have personally been uplifted and comforted. But I need to remember to tap in all the time, especially now.

And we all do. Don’t do this alone. Reach out to people who understand you. Ask higher guidance to help you along. Simply envisioning light in your body, in your heart and from your crown chakra to your root chakra and below (into the Earth), can be incredibly healing. There is too much happening for us to continue to feel separated. It’s not normal and it’s not healthy. So get out and find your people if you haven’t already! (In fact some of us already connecting, sharing light and supporting each other in the Soulful Work Community and we welcome you joining us virtually or in-person– if you’re local or not!).

In the meantime, be sure to protect yourself from all that’s out there. Bubbles of light, energy shield, protective stones/crystals, sage, grounding with the Earth, visualization and clearings, all are super important – when we remember to do them!

Wishing you expansion, trust and strength during this crazy yet important and uplifting time.

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Other opportunities to connect: August 27th on accessing your higher guidance/intuition, August 29th on co-creating your life with the "real" law of attraction. And September 10th on moving energy in the body with colors and oils. Then a virtual workshop on September 12th - for anyone anywhere - to finally begin to break free from fears that plague us and hold us back in so many ways. And lastly, a deep dive on September 14th into the power of Archangel energy to heal and transform in all moments.

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine.