Written on December 15, 2015
Where to begin – there is so much to share. I am currently overflowing with love & gratitude for the experiences that have unfolded in my life in the past week. I have gained the awareness that as I move forward on my path, this unfolding will continue as I choose wisely, how and where I put my focus.
All of the beauty that I have to offer through words – in relation to my experiences & growth of perspective – has aligned so perfectly in time, with my sharing of the Secret’s (from Deepak Chopra’s ‘Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life’ – see previous posts). I have already made my way to Secret #12 in my reading, and have discovered that there is just so much potent knowledge and insight in this book, that I will have to re-read it multiple times before I will be able to fully incorporate the truths into my life. This gives me time to experience them, so that I have stories to share & direct proof of the unfolding that ensues once you open yourself up to these secrets – which I believe aren’t really “secrets” as much as they are the fundamental keys, pieces of the puzzle, that help you to understand Samsara. If you haven’t heard this word before, you’re in for a treat!
Saṃsāra (Sanskrit संसार) is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death (reincarnation) as well as one’s actions and consequences in the past, present, and future in Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, Jainism, Taoism, and Sikhism. According to these religions, a person’s current life is only one of many lives that will be lived—stretching back before birth into past existences and reaching forward beyond death into future incarnations. During the course of each life, the quality of the actions (karma) performed determine the future destiny of each person. The Buddha taught that there is no beginning to this cycle but that it can be ended through perceiving reality. The goal of these religions is to realize this truth, the achievement of which (like ripening of a fruit) is moksha – liberation.
– Secret #3: Four Paths Lead To Unity –
[Feeling, Thinking, Action & Being]
You know when you get a feeling, and its affirmed shortly thereafter? Or when you have a thought, and then something happens in your physical reality that shows you the truth, connected to the thought? These moments are amazing, they are a sign of being on path. And then there’s the delicate balance between action & being. All of these ways of expressing one’s consciousness, lead to the experiences that we end up creating or having.
I am continuously reminded of the truth that we as enlightened beings, indeed choose in all ways, how we participate in life – the way in which we show up, how we react, what we are attracted to, what we strive for & what we grow from. At unexpected moments, we are more present in one of the four ways of experiencing that lead to unity. And it is in these moments that we feel a shift from our ordinary reality. These moments are like threads that weave together a larger tapestry of awareness, which can lead one to an experience of a pure state of awareness. In order to reach this state, these moments must expand – they will displace the physical world that you currently experience, and the threads will weave a new pattern.
My experiences as of late have become like a steady, flowing river of truth. It’s as if I am
seeing direct reflections of my desires, from the Universe, being projected into my physical existence. This has come through very vivid dreams, which will then play out in physical form – and also intuitive knowing. Feeling something, thinking about it, putting an action forth & then being present with it when it manifests, is truly amazing and beautiful.
This past week, I turned 26. I have been flooded with love, praise and joy from all of the people in my life. I received many gifts, all of which were perfect. I’ve made new connections, multiple amazing job offers land in my hands, and I have watched things unfold exactly as I felt they would – but even better than I could’ve possibly imagined, in certain ways. I also had moments where I felt stuck, when I needed answers that I wasn’t finding through my very intentional seeking. It wasn’t until I stopped seeking and worrying, that the answers either became clear or were presented to me shortly after I re-focused my attention. The capacity at which I have been experiencing this is phenomenal, and has been transforming my life to open me up to and prepare me for a whole new chapter. I felt afraid at first to see this, because it is everything I know that I deserve and desire – I wasn’t afraid of receiving, but of the possibility that what I was seeing, could be just merely a fabrication within my mind. But as I let go of the fear, the experiences – feelings and intuitions – have continued to show me otherwise.
An amazing instance of this, was the planning of my birthday celebration. Everything I wanted to be, was planned, and at the last moment the location fell thru. I tried and tried, avidly searching for days for a space. I became very stressed and out of tune from doing so. Three days before the set date of the gathering, I had a conversation with a very special guru in my life – she asked me what had me flustered, and I explained the way things were going. She reminded me of my innate knowledge that I have in the past expressed, about allowing things to flow. As soon as I got out of that questioning, worrying state and refocused my energy into just knowing that what was meant to be would be, the most amazing thing occurred. I received direction from someone who I met at Willow Crossing Farm this fall, to discover the Lotus Lodge Inn.
There are three very significant synchronicities about the story I am about to elaborate upon.
First being: Lotus flowers are tremendously symbolic of cause & effect – the symbol that my previous place of work, Nusantara, uses as their logo. The entire time that I worked for them, I had incredibly massive shifts take place in my life. Nusantara sells handmade clothing, art, furniture, jewelry and scrolls from Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and India. I, along with many others, felt that the physical workplace – which held over 30,000 items handmade by people from those specific places in the world – held a very special energy to it, a vortex I would call it. I attribute this to the energy of each being, existing within the very intricately crafted items that were offered there. Here is a small gallery, just to give you an idea:
Before I started the job, during my interview, one of the owners (who ended up becoming one of my greatest spiritual gurus) let me know that Nusantara would be a stepping stone to something bigger – that I would learn many lessons, and that it has a way of pushing people out when they are no longer being served by the energy there. After shaking her hand, I could feel energy pulsating within my own for quite a awhile after leaving. I had no idea in that moment, what any of that would truly mean – I had an idea, but it wasn’t until I started experiencing it that I fully understood. Throughout my time of working there, I was opened up layer after layer, to my spiritual path and direction. I went through deeply healing experiences, and my understanding of spirituality accelerated at a rate at which I couldn’t have ever fathomed would occur.
Second: The Lotus Lodge Inn’s symbol, is the Sri Yantra (represents the balance of divine feminine & masculine energy; the balance of the Universe). Now I am going to jump back a few months in time, to give some perspective on what happened in my experience leading up to this point:
In October, I was introduced to one of my now favorite bands, Revibe. The same night that I met & saw them play for my first time, I had a dream that the bass player was tattooing the Sri Yantra symbol on to my left side; after he finished, it lifted off of my body as a whitish, almost transparent hologram between us, and then morphed into the two triangle symbols of Masculine and feminine, representing the balance of both energies within oneself and in relationship with others. This dream was most certainly a transfer of information, a marking of enlightenment – I had never seen the Sri Yantra symbol before this dream, but immediately upon waking I knew what it meant. This dream was so vivid, I had a pure clarity & knowing that these were going to be my next tattoos. I didn’t know how, or when, but I knew that I had to have them physically placed in relation to the corresponding sides of the body. I had learned several years prior from a good friends mother, that the left side of the body represents the feminine & the ancestral, and that the right side represents the masculine and present lifetime experience. I had been waiting for my next tattoo which I had planned to be a Lotus flower with a Ganesha coming out of it, but it didn’t seem like it was time for that yet. On the 13th of November, I had them done at Magnetic North Tattoo in Burlington, VT. The unfolding of my experience at Lotus Lodge came only a month later, on December 13th – three days after my birthday.
And third: The cost of renting the space was $333. I had been looking into houses, and was set in my mind that I wouldn’t spend more than $200. But when I found the Lotus Lodge, and saw the Sri Yantra symbol, the cost was not longer a thought. I totally let go of that stipulation, because I knew that it was meant to be the space for the energy that would be created and experienced at my gathering. If you haven’t gathered yet, the synchronicities just keep coming! So I get to the space on the day of the party, and it is by far the most amazing space that I could’ve found for such a celebration. I can’t even describe the level of beauty – not just aesthetically, but energetically – that it contains. I will say, that I felt at home and that it transformed me. I ended up having Revibe as the band for the night, and they played along to a meditation the my good friend Vanessa’s husband had prepared for the event. He led us through an environment of becoming a vessel for creativity to pour into and through. During the meditation, I saw within my mind many colors and a linked line of energetic light to one specific being across from me in the circle. I then envisioned a specific piece of jewelry that I was to create, which was very much in resonance with that individual: a teardrop shaped necklace pendant, with a large piece of Labradorite stone in the lower part of the drop. The stone looks like the deep blue/green of the Ocean, an element that connects to the heart of my emotional energy body. I then manifested this piece, and wore it on the first day of the new year – this necklace lead me to many beautiful circumstances and lessons.
At this point, I was in shock and amazement, by the fact that the owner of the Lotus Lodge, Krysta (whom of which I had never met before, but looked and felt very familiar to me) had transformed the space to what it was in only 3 months. Her mission is to create sacred space for transformation and healing retreats; a meditation, eco-conscious, wellness community. I would highly recommend that anyone who is intrigued or interested, take the time to explore this space. They will be hosting events coming up very soon.
To continue the story, the woman who allowed me to have my gathering in the space – Krysta -shared that I would be the first person to bring music into it. She placed me in room 1111 (across from room 333), and left a very special letter on the table – which I did not read til upon waking the next morning. It left me speechless and in tears, which then lead to laughter and a good, hefty dose of smiling. It read as so:
“Have you ever looked at the clock, your odometer, bank account, etc. and seen repeating numbers? This is called a synchronicity. It is the Universes way of telling you something. Every number holds its own message & meaning. Your room is number 1111. Number 1111 is made up of the powerful influences of the number one, amplified and magnified by four. Number one resonates with the vibrations and attributes of new beginnings and starting fresh-independence and individuality, initiative and assertiveness, ambition and motivation, success and leadership, courage and strength, creation and creativity, self-reliance and tenacity, attainment, happiness and fulfillment, innovation, self-development and oneness with life. Number 1 reminds us that we create our own reality with our thoughts, beliefs, intentions and actions. Once the 1111 is acknowledged, the number sequence changes to another combination along with new messages, life experiences, directions and opportunities. It can also be seen as a key to unlock the subconscious mind, and reminds us that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, rather than physical beings having spiritual experiences.
1111 signifies that an energetic gateway has opened up for you, and this will rapidly manifest your thoughts into reality. The message is to choose your thoughts wisely, ensuring that they match your true desires. Do not put your energy into focusing on fears as you may manifest them. Ensure that your beliefs, thoughts and mind-sets are positive and optimistic in order to draw the energies of abundance and balance into your life. Use the positive energies of the Universe to bring to fruition your deepest desires, hopes and dreams. 1111 encourages you to look to new beginnings, opportunities and projects with a positive and optimistic attitude as these are appearing in your life for very good reason. Your angels want you to achieve and succeed with your desired goals and aspirations so do not hesitate in taking positive steps and striving forward. Do not allow fears, doubts or concerns to hold you back from living and serving your Divine life purpose and soul mission“
This was the icing on the energetic cake that was delivered to my heart. Upon waking the day after the party, I found that my glasses had been severely scratched by a quartz crystal (which I just had fixed) – of all things, really? This brought me into a negative and strange space internally, but I was able to shift out of it almost immediately -normally something negative happening would have a hold on me for an extended period of time, but this was fleeting.
I had a healing reading done with Krysta after learning that she does physical, emotional & spiritual readings. She offered to sit and speak with me, and told me that I need to let go of my fear of seeing so clearly – of my sense of knowing how things will unfold before they do – to accept this amazing gift, and to allow it to grow. Interestingly enough, this is something that I spoke with my dear friend Becky about before falling asleep the night before – how I sometimes feel like it’s too overwhelming, and how I have doubted it.
How interesting it is that my glasses were scratched, considering they are my way of seeing more clearly. The truth though, is that they are merely a crutch. My true vision is my intuition. This conversation with her, about accepting my gift, allowed me to transform in a way that will serve me for the rest of my journey. It is already allowing space to open up for all of the beauty that is awaiting me in my future, and has shifted my perspective even further than it already had been since I entered that amazing space.
Then I was blown even further away immediately after this. I complimented this woman on her gorgeous rings. I shared with her that I silversmith gemstone jewelry and shared with her the pieces that I most recently crafted. She responded by asking me to follow her – she brought me to a space where she had a collection of stones, that she then gave me to create pieces of jewelry for her. Also during the meditation, I focused my intention upon opening up more space to silversmith in my daily life, to be more creative, and I spoke to the importance of my hands, and how grateful I am to be able to silversmith. My request was answered less than 24 hours after I put it out to the universe. Manifestation is an incredibly powerful thing!
I had been feeling a bit stuck for awhile, seeking answers through meditation. As soon as I let go of the need to control and stopped trying, so many doors opened. My awareness expanded ten fold. I am in complete amazement at the power of following ones intuition, and besides this account of my journey, am at a loss for words currently. It brings me great joy to share this wild ride with all who find my words inspiring. If you have had similar experiences, please do share them with the world. Until next time, just remember that timing is divine when you are on path & following your unique, individual Truth.
ᎣᏏᏲ || Osiyo
Chelsea Erin Wright