Interviews with Innocence: Consciousness, Spirituality, and Honoring the Wisdom of the Very Young

Marla Hughes is a podcaster and the creator of Interviews with Innocence. She is particularly interested in how young children help us reconnect with our own spirituality. She has conducted more than 100 interviews as a part of her Interviews with Innocence platform. As she explains on her website, her podcasts “showcase a variety of experts and others in the fields of consciousness, spirituality and mindfulness. My hope is that these interviews will illuminate the spiritual wisdom our young share and remind us to slow down, be more present, loving, grateful and childlike. The pure essence that young children exhibit lives within all of us. My further hope is that these interviews can help us discover, embrace, and connect with the sacred core of childhood that resides in all of us. The knowledge I have gained in the process of creating this podcast has changed my life and my understanding of the world so profoundly, and I am honored to share this journey with you.

I was honored by be chosen by Marla for one of these interviews. When we spoke prior to the interview, she suggested that we begin with a sample of guided writing by my spirit guide Holly. I chose one that I thought would be particularly relevant.

Holly: Most of you have noticed that your news reporting is largely focused on hardwiring your brain for negativity. That night-after-night, and day-after-day, bombardment of negativity makes it difficult for viewers to experience much happiness in their waking hours. We will encourage you to take a few moments each day to hardwire your brain for happiness. Build your awareness of the beauty and wonder around you. Hold your gaze for twice as long as you normally would, and pull that feeling into your heart and mind. Just a couple of moments of happiness can’t possibly outweigh the negativity being fed you on a daily basis, but perhaps you’ll eventually choose to spend more time velcroing positive experiences than negative ones. It is really your choice. You don’t have to be a victim to the negativity of the media or of others.

And just a week before my interview with Marla Hughes, Holly became insistent that there was a more important message she wanted to share with parents of young children. Here is that message:

Holly: It is vital that a new focus be placed on the happiness of your planet’s children. In many places in your world, children grow up with nature, song, play, as the backdrop for learning. But in countries where test scores, grades, academic achievement are the symbols of success, you are breaking down the natural playfulness, merrymaking, and problem-solving abilities of your children. You are breaking down the child’s connection to spirit. A group of people could show their devotion to children by creating schools that have plants and animals and opportunities for creative play. The adults in the community would value teachers by paying them at the same level they pay highly-valued individuals. But in your North American culture, too many adults are willing to warehouse their children to fit into the status quo. If you wanted the children of your culture to grow up to be compassionate, empathetic, creative, problem-solving members of your society, you would have that rising to the level of issues such as global warming. When the focus is not on the happiness of the youngest members of your culture, it is easy to see how the health of your planet is also not a priority. It seems to us that because the adults of your country had to endure 12 years of a basic education, and you feel that you turned out okay, then this same education is fine for this generation. Well, we would respond, the adults of North America are not okay, and all you have to do is look at how many are on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications and modalities. And your children, particularly the highly sensitive and the spiritually sensitive young souls, ARE NOT OKAY, either. Not only are they not happy, many of them are losing their connection to your planet and their purposes for being there. These children need your support because they are the ones who have the potential to solve so many of the problems currently facing your nations and planet.

On the day of the interview, I decided to share both messages from Holly with Marla and her audience. I thought it would give them an idea of the dynamic relationship I have with my spirit guide.

Here is a link to the full conversation with Marla Hughes (broken into two shorter podcasts) on her show, Interviews with Innocence.

Interviews with Innocence – Part 1: Messages From Spirit

Interviews with Innocence – Part 2: The Beauty of Working With Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Children

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We encourage you to find ways to help the children of your planet grow up to be emotionally healthy, compassionate, empathetic, creative, problem-solving individuals. We hope you will find ways to support the adults in much the same way. A planet cannot be sufficiently sustained when so many people are suffering. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, November 30, 2021

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Unpacking Impactful Events – Part I: November 22, 1963

Last month, my spirit guide Holly suggested a new approach to our WordPress blog posts. This series of posts has been my attempt to co-create a spiritual memoir, and she had the following suggestion:

Holly: We will suggest that you allow younger memories to re-surface so we can tackle and unpack these earlier experiences. Through this historical survey of your life’s experiences, each event is an important puzzle piece in your life’s story. One impactful event less, and you would not be the same person you are today. As November 22nd approaches, you have been thinking about the impact that date had on you as a pre-teenager. It will be an important memory to unpack as the events of that day continue to carry significance in your heart and mind.

Mount Gleason Junior High School

On November 22, 1963, I was a 12-year-old 7th grader at Mount Gleason Junior High School in Sunland-Tujunga, California. I was in my home economics class just prior to lunch. We were all taken by surprise when the principal came over the loudspeaker and announced that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. I was so upset, I ran out of class and into the girls’ bathroom, and I broke down crying. Several other girls joined me and told me we were being allowed to go home. It was just under a mile walk up hill from my school to home, but my legs and heart were so weighed down, it seemed like an enormous task.

I had a particular fondness for President Kennedy. Just six months before his death, I had been given an assignment to write about someone I admired, and I wrote about President Kennedy. I sent him a copy of my report, and his secretary sent back a photo of the president along with a letter he had signed. I also had a fondness for President Kennedy because he was young, and he had children who were even younger than me. The First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, was a polyglot who spoke French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and was known to speak to people in their own language. I remember hearing her address the French people on their trip to France, and she was so well-received and appreciated.

While my preteen idealized image of President Kennedy is more realistic nowadays, there is no doubt that in my memories of November 22, 1963, I still hold compassion for his family, our country, and for my 12-year-old self who lost the fantasy she had about the future of her country and this young president who would no longer be its leader.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. salutes his father’s casket.

We hope you will take the time to unpack the impactful events of your own life. It is through this historical review that you will see the importance of each piece of your jigsaw-puzzled life. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, November 22, 2021

Angels Along the Road, Part I: Reginald Fitch

It seems most appropriate that my spirit guide Holly and I tell this story as we approach Thanksgiving. Junior high school can be a tough time for many kids. For me it was particularly difficult because for the first time in my short life, I was told that I was physically outside the norm, and I would be transferred from the traditional PE class into “corrective” PE. I am quite thin, and I have always been thin. But that seemed to be a problem at my middle school. We were all lined up on the blacktop, standing up as straight as possible, and the teachers were checking us out, front and back. A small group of us were asked to leave the line, and we were led into a very small gym. As I looked around the group, I was trying to see any similarities we might have had. Several girls were what must have been deemed overweight, a couple had casts on an arm or leg, one girl had a limp, and a couple of girls had scoliosis. I still couldn’t figure out why I was there. The part that is the most laughable to this day is that those of us who weren’t restricted from physical activity all participated in the same circuit training. And at the end of that year, I was still quite thin, as I am to this day. So much for corrective PE!

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But there was a saving grace to junior high school, and that was the choir director, Mr. Reginald Fitch. He had a radiant smile that made me feel that even corrective PE couldn’t dampen my spirit or define who I was. When I was in Mr. Fitch’s class, I felt as though someone really saw me for who I was beyond this human form. And when I became a teacher, I thought about him on a regular basis, and I used him as a model for the kind of teacher I hoped to be. There is no doubt in my mind that Reginald Fitch was a significant angel encounter along my journey.

A beautiful synchronicity would reunite me with Mr. Fitch more than 45 years after being in junior high choir. By the late 1990’s, I had already been a teacher for more than 20 years, and one of my 5th grade students was in the Oregon Children’s Choir. She invited me to one of her concerts, and as I read the concert program, I noticed that her choir director’s last name was Fitch. As I looked more closely at his face, I noticed so many similarities to my Mr. Fitch that he had to be this choir director’s father. The next Monday, I asked my student to find out if, in deed, Reginald Fitch was the father of this young choir director.

A week later, I found the answer I had been looking for along with Reginald Fitch’s home phone number. He was now living in a town south of Eugene, and his son said he would be so happy to hear from me. I called Mr. Fitch and told him the significant impact he had had on my personal and professional life. He was 69 and had retired to live near his son who was both the Oregon Children’s Choir director and a middle school music teacher, like his father had been. My heart felt so full from our telephone reunion. Several weeks later, I was reading our local paper and was shocked to read that my angel, Reginald Fitch, had been killed in an auto accident on the way to substitute teach for his son’s middle school music classes. The article included comments from his son’s students about how much they had enjoyed the times this amazing man was their substitute teacher. It was certainly a bitter-sweet moment. I cried with joy to realize just how many children had had the opportunity to spend time with Mr. Fitch, and I felt compassion for his family and for the students who would never know the beauty of this man.

Our reunion and his death were just over 20 years ago. About 15 years ago, I was lying down on a table while a healer worked on me, and she told me that there were three spirit guides in the room with us. I asked her if one was Holly. She laughed and said the one at my head was the Holy One, but she didn’t mind me calling her Holly. She then told me that there were two more at my feet. One was Marté, and the other was Reginald. It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I acknowledge Mr. Fitch’s name on a regular basis.

We will encourage each of you to take the time to recall and reach out to the angels along your journey. We will also encourage you to be a Reginald Fitch for someone along their own journey. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, November 16, 2021

Holly and the Collective Wisdom: Their Guidance Expands My Awareness

Two years ago, on Day 76 of my 365 days of journaling with my spirit guide Holly, I wrote about a young client who I suspected had auditory processing issues. Holly gave me this suggestion:

Holly: Listen to him read to see if there is a big discrepancy between his excellent reading comprehension and his oral reading skills. Ask him if he ever misunderstands what people are saying in the car when they are in the front seat and he is behind them. Ask if he ever misses what the teacher says (as in directions or other information). Last night you received an email from a mom letting you know your recommendation for a CAPD (central auditory processing disorder) assessment was correct, and you had never even met the girl. Based upon what the mother had told you, and with our guidance, you made the recommendation for this assessment. Please trust our guidance.

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I started thinking about the 25 years I had been a teacher, long before I engaged in journaling with Holly and the Collective Wisdom. Even back then, I was able to recognize the gifts and challenges of my students, and I must have been guided at that time, as well, without even realizing it. And as I began working as an ed therapist for gifted and twice-exceptional students, Holly and the Collective Wisdom were a vital presence in my life, and they helped expand my awareness to clients’ issues with CAPD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, executive functioning, autism, etc.

Her arms and fingers are symptomatic of joint hypermobility.

But it wasn’t until about 2015, that suggestions from my guides took a more personal turn. Holly began nudging me with the idea that our granddaughter’s joints were far more mobile than normal. Our daughter was willing to follow-up on my suggestion, and she took our granddaughter to see a pediatric orthopedist. He told my daughter that these were the joints of a normal two year old, and she would grow out of this hypermobility. But Holly was insistent, and two years later, our daughter went back to another specialist who once again reassured her that there was no issue. When our granddaughter was five, she was finally diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobile type), and she was fitted with orthotics and ankle braces to support her highly mobile arches and ankles. Here she is with her doll, and they are both wearing orthotics with ankle braces:

Although most team sports will be challenging (or dangerous), Holly led us in the direction of swimming, which serves our granddaughter well physically and emotionally. In fact, she recently told me, “Swimming clears my mind.”

I have learned to trust that Holly and the Collective Wisdom are working for the greater good beyond what I had ever imagined. It is with this knowledge that I share their wisdom with my family, friends, and clients.

We realize these journaled conversations don’t resonate with everyone. But for those who are intrigued by the possibility of a relationship with a spirit guide and the Collective Wisdom, we encourage you to try guided writing or some other form of spiritual communication. There is wisdom available to us that has the potential to expand our awareness. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, November 9, 2021

Self-Care Giving for the Sensitive Soul

There have been times in my life when I have read or heard something that touched me at the soul level and led to a profound opportunity for personal change. I wrote about one of those opportunities related to the detailed accounting of our finances (Be Self-Aware: Your Greatest Asset Might Also Be Your Greatest Detriment). Another profound opportunity for change came a couple of months ago. It started with a comment from a healer about the negative impact a lifetime of caregiving has had on my physical and emotional health. That same week, I was reading a book about empaths, and the author suggested that we should not allow others to attach their energy cords to us as a way to support their own lack of personal energy. The author was also suggesting that we needed to focus on self-care giving. As is often the case when I am about to make a profound change, my spirit guide Holly had her take on this issue.

My younger self.

Holly: Feeling, from a young age, that being the responsible one would keep you safe, lessen your stress, and somehow heal familial dysfunction was a path to life-long hypervigilence, perfectionism, and need for control. It is good that you now see how your lifelong role as a caregiver has been to your own detriment. By feeling the need to anticipate and try to prevent the discomfort of others, you have continued a pattern created as a young girl who, on a regular basis, experienced stomachaches, headaches, and anxiety. And those health issues were met with demeaning mislabeling that you were “too sensitive” or a “hypochondriac.” The truth, as you now see it, is that she was taking on the energy of others, and she was becoming overwhelmed and sick. YOU were becoming overwhelmed and sick. But now, sweet friend, you are waking up to all the ways you have been a caregiver and an energetic sponge for others. You are aware of your tendency to jump in and take care of situations, people, and things. But over the course of the next few months, you will see how maintaining your own energy will have a positive impact on health issues you have dealt with for decades. So we encourage you to hold a space for others during their challenging times while simultaneously holding a space for yourself and your precious energy.

I made a mental commitment to this profound change, and as is usually the case after a commitment like this one, I was tested that same morning. The tree outside our apartment window was cut back using a chainsaw. Not only did I witness the severe “pruning,” I heard the high-pitched whine of the chainsaw. I stood at the window and held space for the tree and for myself, as this tree was one of my favorite things about our apartment. This incident may seem inconsequential to many of you, given the profound challenges facing people worldwide, but I knew this was a small first-step opportunity for me to hold my personal energy in a way that supported my health and personal growth. It was also an opportunity for me to realize all the ways, big and small, I have so willingly given up my energy and left myself depleted. But now that I was aware, I could begin to change!

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We encourage all of you to notice the many and varied ways you willingly give up your personal energy, whether it is to world events, family members, co-workers, plants, animals, and the list goes on. Once you are aware of this pattern, you can invite yourself to practice self-care giving while holding space for others who are struggling to maintain their own energy. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, November 2, 2021

Universal Love: A Healing Salve

I had a client pose the following questions: Should I be feeling resentment toward my parents? Do I need to deal with issues related to my parents’ divorce when I was quite young? I find no purpose in rehashing my childhood.

During Soul Bridge Coaching, we bring through the client’s spirit guide and the Collective Wisdom to communicate through my spirit guide Holly and me. Here is the guidance the client received: What a lovely and important question, Dear Friend. You have been told by healers that liver issues are related to unresolved familial issues, but this may not be the case for you. As someone who is kinesthetic, you can feel your body. It is clear within your question that you feel resentment for having to spend any time on this issue. You are an independent soul who has managed to be happy and have an abundant life despite the breakdown of your birth family. You did not come into this life needing much nurturing. You have always known you were valuable and loved by Universal Love. That knowledge has been a healing salve. You have been a free spirit who loves unconditionally. We believe you are fighting the idea that there has ever been anything wrong with your life. You take things as they come, and you grow stronger and more abundant. You have learned to be resourceful, self-loving, and self-aware. You don’t want to analyze your past or your present. You want to continue to love easily and appreciate the life you were given and have built. Yes, some people carry deep hurts from their past, but you have managed to find the magic and wonder of childhood and carry that through to your adult life. The path that is right for one person is only the right path for THAT person.

This healing salve of Universal Love is something I have experienced as an adult. It has enabled me to let go of the pains and misunderstandings I experienced as a child. It allows me to live my life with a very full heart.

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Some of you are connected to this Universal Love and find it is what you needed to break free of your childhood and adult pains, but others of you will need the additional support of a trusted therapist or coach in order to move fully into the life you are meant to live. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly (October 26, 2021)

Spiritual Bypassing? – The Bus Stop Metaphor

Six months ago, my spiritual sensibilites were triggered when I watched a video about a spiritual bus stop. There are many aspects of the video that could be helpful to those struggling with a “why me” mindset, but the bus stop metaphor itself didn’t seem useful. It seemed more like “spiritual bypassing.” The metaphor says that just prior to returning to another life, we are waiting at a bus stop where we share with other souls our greatest desire for our next life. The example given is of a person who wants a major trauma in her life, something that would be unforgivable, just so she can learn unconditional love and forgiveness. She asks for another soul at the bus stop to possibly drink and drive and hit her car so that she loses her family and she is paralyzed. She says that she would feel a great contraction in her life until, finally, she would forgive the perpetrator. The video says we request the worst experiences in our lives to occur so we can dig deeply to experience forgiveness. The most difficult experience comes as what is also our greatest gift. The drunk driver would have brought her her greatest gift.

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I tried to make sense of that through the traumas I or members of my family had experienced, and I found it hard to imagine that the tens of millions of us who lost loved ones during the Holocaust would have asked for that experience, let alone have seen it as a gift. Although I have learned so much from my brother’s suicide, and it has led me to work with gifted and sensitive people, I do not see his death as my greatest gift. It seems so narcissistic to think I would have requested something like my brother’s suicide that left a daughter without a father, my mother in the early stages of dementia rocking herself and saying, “My golden boy,” and his many friends in pain, just for my own soulful awakening and evolution. And now, on podcasts by spiritual coaches, I am hearing this same mantra: We ask for the challenges we receive. That seems like an invitation for people to be less than compassionate with each other because, whatever happens to people, they asked for it.

In my journal I wrote, It doesn’t resonate with me when I hear someone say that souls sign up for things like being killed by a suicide murderer, raped by a gang, or abused by parents. Why care about the pain and suffering of others if all these people have co-created this? Why have compassion for a person whose ex-spouse kills their three children if the surviving spouse asked for this unforgivable trauma? As usual, my spirit guide Holly was there with her take on this bus stop metaphor.

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Holly: This is a total misunderstanding of the human/divine connection. With each new incarnation, the soul is trying to evolve and grow toward greater love and light. There are challenges that will be met along the way, and the attempt should be to remain in the NOW as much as possible. Do not be fueled by past experience with hatred, revenge, guilt, sorrow. Try to focus on what is here and now. When those in the spiritual community speak of “those people signed up for this,” it is a slippery slope into spiritual bypassing. In other words, there is no need to care about others and their plight because they signed up for their traumas. Any life agreements one has made, does not mean there should not be compassion for the plight of that person. This is such an important topic. And your role in this is to share your perspective about being a loving, compassionate person — the Eternal Flame — the Eternal Light. Do not allow spiritual explanations aimed to soothe the masses to fool you. Suffering is real, and you are being asked to step forward as incarnated compassion.

After hearing what Holly had to say, I read a bit more about spiritual bypassing. John Wellwood coined the term (1984) for the tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to bypass unresolved issues, pain, and suffering. Ingrid Clayton, Ph.D., in her article, Beware of Spiritual Bypass, says, “Over the years, I’ve become fascinated with the ways in which we try to feel endlessly good. We’ve gotten progressively more skillful in our methods: turning away from drugs or alcohol to alter our consciousness and turning towards things like self-help books, meditation, yoga, prayer, and special diets. In some ways, we are now spiritually distracting ourselves from our feelings — but thinking that we are walking a healthy spiritual path.”

So, if we are trying to make ourselves feel better about the state of the world by saying that victims have asked their perpetrators to traumatize them, perhaps we are bypassing an opportunity for true spiritual growth and soulful evolution by not allowing ourselves to feel deeply into the true pains of humanity and this planet.

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We invite you to support this planet and its sentient beings in their journeys through traumatic experiences. It is your compassion and love that will be the tipping point so many of you are seeking. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, October 19, 2021

Tapping Into the Collective Wisdom

Over the past few months, my spirit guide Holly has been suggesting that humans have the ability to communicate with those who have “crossed over” in far greater ways than I had imagined. She tells me that this is not just about communicating with friends and loved ones who have died, but also with others who are willing to support our personal and professional lives. I allowed that concept to settle in, and she showed me ways to support my clients in this process. Once I felt comfortable with this new possibility, Holly began to tell me about the Collective Wisdom. Here is what Holly told me about tapping into that deep knowing:

Holly: We realize you are curious to know more about the Collective Wisdom. It is the “Oneness,” the “One Mind,” of soulful knowing. It is the aspect of soulful evolution that has been enabling the inventions, creations, discoveries that you see impacting every aspect of your life. All creative geniuses have what some would call “muses.” While they may have an intellectual capacity that is beyond that of the average person, they also have the ability to tap into the Collective Wisdom. As you have seen firsthand, in the more than 40 years of working with gifted children and adults, communication beyond the veil has a profound impact on the personal and professional lives of these people.

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We have been teaching you to communicate with us, and now you are ready to tap into the greater Collective Wisdom for your personal and professional expansion, as well as for the expansion of your clients. We are not saying that you will be able to tap into Einstein to help yourself become an accomplished physicist, as this is not your area of expertise nor interest. However, we could help you gain insights from Einstein that would help you guide a physicist to this impactful communication in the same way Einstein called on the Collective Wisdom for inspiration and guidance.

For your clients with profound giftedness and multipotentiality, we are encouraging you to teach them to reach out for guidance from a variety of creative geniuses in their varied fields of interest. There are already many creative individuals who are acting as conduits of the Collective Wisdom. Playwrights are seeing scenes unfold in their mind’s eye. Composers are tapping into their clairaudience to hear aspects of the music they will later compose.

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We would say that more people can have these creative breakthroughs if they will clear their thinking, drop into a place of peace and calm, and call on the Collective Wisdom to answer a question or show a vision. It is, in fact, possible to call on individual creative geniuses for support. The response may be immediate, but, more often, the response will be given piece by piece as the individual is better prepared for the inspiration or wisdom to be utilized. And this wisdom download will continue to build upon itself as the individual learns to drop into the quiet, peaceful body and mind. This is the same process we have used with you to get you to this point of soul bridging, and we are now adding the additional layer of connecting to individual creative geniuses within the Collective Wisdom. You are capable of making these connections and helping others do the same.

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May each of you develop a relationship with the Collective Wisdom. You do not need to be profoundly gifted to make this connection. Humanity, and the planet that is trying its best to sustain you, will benefit from that relationship. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, October 12, 2021

Synchronicities IV: Allow, and Let it Go

The words to the song from Frozen rang in my ears: Let it go, let it go, Can’t hold it back anymore. While my spirit guide Holly has spoken to me in song prior to this (Everything Comes with a Vibration, Part II – She Comes With Songs), this synchronicity was different because it was multifaceted and took place across a week’s time.

It started with a morning journal message from my spirit guide Holly: The message this morning is Let Go! Let go of any pull to egoic endeavors: Instagram followers, how many read our blog. This is not part of the 80% divine of which Anita Moorjani speaks in her book, Sensitive is the New Strong: The Power of Empaths in an Increasingly Harsh World. When you care about who and how many read our posts, you have lost the true meaning of our visual, spiritual memoir. Instagram serves no purpose to you but to deplete your energy, so it should be eliminated. You don’t need the memes of others, and they equally don’t need yours.

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So I disabled my account. I saw there was a “love” heart symbol, and I had a pull to see who it was, but I LET GO of the account without looking to see who had liked my post. I knew looking would be a slippery slope.

But that was not the end of Holly’s obsession with Letting Go. Two days later, Holly was back at it: This is the beginning of a big change for you. Today you and your husband return to a more normal schedule as the grandkids return to school, and you have mornings free. You two have done an amazing job this past 17 months of helping with remote schooling, and now it is time for you to unwind and rejuvenate. You have managed to remain in the Sphere of Peace most of this time, and now you must continue to focus on LETTING GO in all of its iterations. Let go of clothes you don’t wear, of toys, of EXPECTATIONS. Read more books. Play more games. Laugh. Relax.

Another two days passed, and it was the anniversary of my mother’s passing. I was hoping to have a visitation from a bird or some other miracle, but Holly was interested in telling me about JUST ALLOWING to be my default mode:

Holly: Just allow your psychic gifts to be open and available. You spoke of the love guru, Amma, and how she allows Source Love to flow through her. That is what her smile and joy represent. So, too, can you feel that joy. We will encourage you to ALLOW Source Love to emanate through every pore of your human form. You and your soul friend speak of a lighthouse, and we would say you are a beacon of Universal Light and Love. Here is how you do that. Get yourself to rest in the Sphere of Peace. Dip into that feeling of calm so that it is palpable and expansive. While resting in Peace, become aware of Universal Love that is Omnipresent. In any moment, allow it to wash over and through you. We will say that you will become aware of a visceral knowing that you have felt the deep and wondrous Love previously. Once it is easy to access the Love, you will forever be able to be a conduit of Source Love. May you be a fountain of Love and Light.

The thought of being a fountain of Love caused a visceral response, and I was ready to put it into action. That same evening, while working with a Soul Bridge Coaching client, I had a visceral synchronicity that was significant and highly impactful. As I was speaking with my client, I spoke to her about loving communication, whether or not we love the other person. I mentioned to her Holly’s suggestion of allowing love to flow down and through us like a waterfall or a fountain. At that same moment, my mala necklace broke, and its small beads flowed down the front of my body. It was the perfect synchronicity that provided me with the physical, visceral metaphor for allowing love to flow down and through me, too. Rather than being unhappy that this special necklace had frayed, I was overjoyed by the magical experience. I was especially happy to have shared the experience with this client.

I went online to find a replacement mala, and was immediately attracted to an aquamarine necklace. When I read the healing properties of aquamarine, it should come as no surprise that it said: Aquamarine is associated with trusting and letting go. This new mala will be a physical reminder of Holly’s magnificent guidance and of my desire to be a beacon of Love and Light.

And this week-long journey into letting go came to a conclusion when I was meeting with a healer about my significant issues with clairsentience. He told me that I am having pre-cognizant knowing and that I should keep a journal in which I write down my episodes of clairsentience, and then I should…sure enough…LET IT GO!!

So here I am, a week later, with the words let it go from Frozen stuck in my head, looking forward to another song to take its place. Perhaps I can find a way to get Holly to replace it with the lyrics just dance in the living room from the song Only Human by the Jonas Brothers. But, if Anita Moorjani is right, and we are 80% divine and only 20% human, I doubt that Holly will communicate with me through that song.

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May each of you experience the Universal Love that is waiting to be recognized by you. We are each conduits, and it is up to us what we ALLOW to emanate from us. We hope you choose to be beacons of Love and Light. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, October 5, 2021

Other posts on synchronicities: Synchronicities I: Soulful Love Does Not Die, Synchronicity II: What’s in a Name?, Synchronicities III: Invitations for Soul Family Reunions

Everything Carries a Vibration: Part II – She Comes With Songs

My spirit guide Holly usually communicates with me through claircognizance or in our shared journal. But a few months ago, she changed things up and started coming with musical phrases from two different songs: “I’m picking up good vibrations,” and “Sold my soul to the company store.” It wasn’t hard to know what Holly was trying to tell me. Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic in early 2020, we had been having most of our groceries delivered through one company, and we also bought most of our other necessities through that company, too. In fact, we were purchasing things that weren’t necessities because it became easier and easier to go online and know most items would be delivered within a couple of days. But by early June, when my husband and I were fully vaccinated, and local businesses were opening their doors to customers, Holly became insistent about the choices we were making and the “vibrations” those choices were having on our community and our personal well-being. Holly showed me how far too many of us had “sold our souls to the company store,” and the result of that sell-out for our personal convenience was that local bookstores, pharmacies, clothing stores, etc., were struggling to stay afloat in many communities. Holly convinced me that all of us who love our communities need to be a part of the healing and rebuilding of local businesses. I went to our local bookstore, Chevalier’s Books, and purchased several books. This bookstore was established in 1940, and I want to make sure I do my part in supporting its mission for our community.

Holly: This is how you follow your own path. It isn’t about convincing anyone else to agree with you, it is about what vibration you pick up and give off. If it no longer vibrates with you, make a change. Everything has a vibration, and in some cases you have a choice. This is one of those cases. You created good vibrations by paying for a membership at your local bookstore. The extra money it will cost for the books you purchase there (rather than from the company store) will be easily absorbed into your budget, and it will support a local business. Pay attention to what you value, and then put your money, your support, your attention, and your vibration, in that direction.

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Every word you speak, every food you eat, every choice you make, carries a vibration. It might be difficult to completely unsnarl yourself from the company store, but conscious choices have the potential to create a collective of good vibrations. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly, September 28, 2021

Everything Carries a Vibration: Part I – Sensitive Receivers

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