I trust you are well!
I am writing to you on an unusually rainy weekend here in the Midwest, where our rising Ohio River levels are flooding streets and neighborhoods, causing many of us to re-route and reorganize our plans to accommodate Nature.
It seems this is a theme for many communities around the world at this time, offering us the chance to practice patience and flexibility. Quite the challenge at times!
Last week I opened the doors to my first virtual classroom, called Awakening The Guides, and I have had several people asking me to define "The Guides." During this time of rerouting maps and exploring new directions, the term "Guides" feels appropriate.
Guides: "People who advise or show the way to others, for example, a professional mountain climber in charge of a group..."
In the winding routes many of us take in our life's journey, we are often gifted with Guides who show up as teachers, doctors, neighbors, favorite relatives, or friends. The wisdom they offer can impact the choices and decisions that we make, which then takes our journey in different ways than originally expected.
The wisdom of our Guides may come from their own life's experiences, their intuition, or their spiritual connections to God / Source.
The deeper our trust In that individual, the more impactful their guidance is on our lives.
In my own journey, I have had many guides, teachers, healers who have held a higher vision for me than I had been able to in the moment. Their belief in me and encouragement and support often changed the trajectory of my life in profound ways, nudging me to step into more of who I came here to be.
Since I started my own business, I have also developed a connection to, and an ever-deepening trust in, my Spiritual Guides.
I have found that the perspective and clarity from my Guides who are unseen (not here in the physical form) is stretching me in even bigger ways than the amazing physical, human Guides in my life.
What do I mean by Spiritual Guides?
Dr. Michael Newton, a hypnotherapist who wrote the groundbreaking book, Journey of Souls, describes our unseen spiritual teachers in this way:
"Guides are figures of grace in our existence because they are part of the fulfillment of our destiny. ... I have never worked with a subject in trance who did not have a personal guide. ... Often, a client will sense the presence of a (guide) before visualizing a face or hearing a voice. People who meditate a great deal are naturally more familiar with these visions than someone who has never called upon his or her guide."
My team of Spiritual Guides has evolved as I have learned to distinguish the difference in the vibration and support each one provides.
When I meditate, I can sense where their energy field is around mine. At the end of many of my meditations, I grab my journal and pen and write freely, without trying to control the words that come through... and I have found that they Scribe messages to me, through my awareness, my Consciousness to help me understand my next steps. Or to better appreciate what I am accomplishing in each moment.
The Love... the Truth... the steadiness of their Presence... humbles me and often brings me to tears. It is a Purity of Consciousness that moves beyond words.
Bridging the Spiritual and Physical...
So what does this have to do with my new offering, Awakening The Guides?
Two weeks ago, I shared my Reflections on the Awakening I feel happening on our planet. Many spiritual leaders have described this Shift in Consciousness in various ways... and yet the energy underneath it is all the same.
Humanity is understanding... sensing... trusting... that there is more to our experience here on Earth than simply working Monday through Friday, 9-5pm, paying the bills, and moving through the motions of our days!
We are here to Create... to Innovate... to Heal... to Play... to Delight... in the physical, human experience, here, on such an incredibly beautiful planet.
Awakening The Guides is a pathway for those Soul-humans who are ready to be Guides for Humanity...
Leaders of this Awakening...
Space holders for this Shift in Consciousness.
Perhaps this brings up a few questions...
* How do you know if you are meant to be a Guide? *
If you are reading these words at this moment, then there is a resonance somewhere in your Soul that is connecting you to this possibility.
* How do we become Guides? *
We do our own healing first. We are like the mountain climber guide who first conquers his / her own fear of the mountain by climbing the mountain. Finding the path that leads to the top and then coming back down the other side, stronger and clearer than before. Who learns how to use the equipment and develops a confidence in the landscape, so that he / she can guide others successfully up the mountain and down the other side.
Being a Guide at this time on our planet is an INTERNAL Awakening that then reflects EXTERNALLY in all of the relationships and communities within which you engage.
As you become clearer, lighter, more connected to Source / God energy in you... that steady, empowered, centered Knowing inside can then guide those around you who are ready for their own Awakening.
* How do I know this? *
Because I am a living example of the impact that one person's awakening can have on all of those around me in my communities. My clients and friends share a few of their Testimonials from the ways in which my awakening has impacted their lives and their journeys here.
The BONUS that happens in your own awakening, your own healing is that the deeper your Trust in your inner connection to God / Source becomes, the more you become aware of the unseen Spiritual Guides who surround you.
We all have a team of unseen Wise Ones, a Council of Energy / Vibration that walk through every single day with us. Those moments of Divine alignment or pleasing surprises or sudden protection from accidents... it's our unseen team nudging and guiding us into the highest vibration possible for each of us in this lifetime.
Awakening The Guides is a transformation course, an energy program, a healing protocol designed by my Soul through the practice and perfection of each step of the 8 weeks we walk together.
Who you become in the process is completely up to you.
I stand steady, seeing you in your highest vibration and holding ALL of the possibilities open for you to Awaken.
And then you become one of The (human) Guides for those in community around you... while also connecting with / deepening into your relationship with your own team of Spiritual Guides.
Both / And.
Physical and Spiritual.
Seen and Unseen.
You can learn more here. Come join us!
May this weekend bring you space for stillness and connection to the beauty of this life in each moment.
So much love from my heart to yours!
Vivienne Gerard – Teacher / Scribe / Healer / Energy Guide
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