It’s easy to see God in a butterfly or in the beauty of a sunrise or in the eyes of a loved one. However, for me the question has been, can I see God in the things I don’t like, don’t revere and can’t find solace in? I know that to see God in all is to know God; for if we don’t embrace it all we are missing a part of God, and thus, a part of ourselves. My trip to Brazil to see John of God this year was about embracing the light, but also about finding the light in the darkness. More than ever before, I am being asked to see the Divine in places I have been unwilling to look for it until now.
As an example, one day on this trip I was riding my bike down the main street of Abadiania. I was late for our group meeting, and in my haste I just threw my backpack into the basket of my bike. Pedaling as fast as I could, I didn’t notice a motorcycle pulling up very close to me. Before I realized what was happening, one of the two men on the motorbike pulled my backpack right out of my basket. Then the motorbike screeched away, and my bike fell over as I chased the motorbike on foot as fast as I could. Running on autopilot, I yelled “Stop. Thief. Stop!” I don’t know what I was thinking chasing them, I must have watched too many episodes of wonder woman as a kid! I mean, what would I have done if I had caught them?
Needless to say, when I realized the fruitlessness of chasing them I stopped, feeling completely helpless. All I could think about was how all my most important possessions were in that backpack: my money, ID, credit cards, phone, journal and my favorite book that I had carried around for the past decade, not to mention some jewelry, clothing and my favorite hat. This was clearly an exercise in letting go, but it didn’t happen right away. I kept going over it in my mind, as if replaying what had happened again and again would make my backpack reappear. It didn’t.
A day and half later, I was sitting in current channeling healing energy with John of God when my mind cleared, and the fear and helplessness with it. However, what didn’t leave me were the eyes of that young man who took my bag. I could still see them as clearly as when he had looked right at me as I ran after him. When I really looked deeply, I could also see God in him. This shifted the dynamic between us from one of fear, to one of love. It taught me that there is always an opportunity to find God, even in the most challenging circumstances. Life is here to teach us this truth.
I know now that we can find God in anything if we’re willing to look. This awareness has the power to heal all loss. Loss is a human condition; as spirit however, we cannot lose what is true and real, but we can let go of what is not. Love can enter the places where we feel hurt, betrayed, and fearful, and when it does, we learn that what we believe we have lost can never really be taken from us.
For me, this awareness was the great gift I received on my journey to John of God this year. I hope it encourages you to find what is working and what isn’t working in your own life. Can you forgive those you feel wronged by? Most importantly, can you forgive yourself? I knew better than to carry $700 without tethering it to my person. Forgiveness was required for myself as well as for the young man who stole my backpack. When I gave it freely I could truly let go, and then I could begin to see God in all things.
If you’d like some support in forgiving, watch this video from a Sedona healing vortex.
If you’d like to tap into the healing energy from John of God, watch this one-minute meditation video.
If you’d like to really learn how to see the God in you, join me for a retreat in magical, Sedona where we will be focusing on awakening the Divine within, where everything you want is. Click here to learn more about the May 2017 retreat.
“Seeing through the eyes of Love,” is so important when embarking on the spiritual path. As seekers we can often be so critical and hard on ourselves as we navigate the road to awakening. This is why I want to share with you a story that happened to me many years earlier on one of my visits to John of God.
During the same visit to see John of God, where I received what was the beginning of the Spirit Coach Method, I also received an important lesson about the transformation process itself. As I approached the house I was renting for my stay there, it seemed to be covered with little black bugs that I must say made my skin crawl. When I went inside this small house, I saw hovering in the middle of the kitchen a giant blue butterfly. It seemed to be welcoming me home. In that moment, I realized those little black bugs I had been afraid of were actually caterpillars on their way to becoming extraordinarily beautiful butterflies. This was a metaphor for my own spiritual growth process, one that we all eventually go through. Often, we look at ourselves in the transformation process and we see only what we don’t like instead of realizing we are in the process of transforming into the beautiful beings that we are-the result of which is revealing our unique beauty to the world.
A few days later, I was sitting in the orientation. A woman was seated directly in front of me, and I noticed there was a butterfly on her arm. It was a curious sight, as the orientation lasted about two hours and the butterfly did not leave her arm the entire time. When we were leaving, I asked her about it. She told me this butterfly had landed there a few hours ago and hadn’t moved since. Then she explained the butterfly had landed on the same place where she has cancer. She had come to John of God to heal it. She and I both knew that it was already being healed.
Ever since those experiences, I have seen butterflies as a symbol of God. Whenever I see them, I say, “Hello, God.” It is a reminder for me of the transformation we are all making to spirit, to our Divine selves. When we allow ourselves to make this shift to spirit, despite being uncomfortable and afraid, we emerge gloriously transformed, radiating more of our light into the world.
I have so much to be grateful for. I have been immersed in healing and transformation beyond my wildest imagination. One of my most recent journeys began with Sara O’Meara, as I took 23 people to both receive and support the miracle healings that took place with her. And there were too many to count, not just among my group, but among the many people who attended.
You may have heard me talk about Sara’s miracle healings before, as she has had a huge influence in my life over the last few years. I have learned by watching her what is possible when we get out of the way and allow the Divine to enter. What many of you may not know is that Sara has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the eighth time, along with her friend and organizational co-founder Yvonne Fedderson.
In the 1950’s Sara and Yvonne were Hollywood actresses best known for their roles on the television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1959 they were sent to Japan to entertain American troops. While there they discovered a group of orphans who were hungry, so they began to feed them. Over time, this act of love led to the creation of one of the largest non-profits in the world for abused children, Childhelp. This organization was built from the ground up by Sara and Yvonne, and it continues to help millions of children across the world today.
Sedona was the next stop on the healing journey. My group and myself, already opened by the healing energy from Sara, stepped into the psychic vortex of Sedona and claimed our Divine Essence. (We will be returning to Arizona May of 2017. You can learn more about the upcoming retreat here.) Spiritual growth work in Sedona is so easy because the vibration is so high – it was calibrated by Dr. David Hawkins, author of Power Versus Force, as one of the highest on the planet. Together we went to new heights of love, understanding and service, and I am in awe of the immense light each person claimed and is now radiating into the world.
Next, I joined Padre Paul in Arizona for a healing retreat where many people swam in the energy of Holy Spirit. The joy of the heart-opening that I saw reflected back to me among many of the participants was invaluable.
Finally I spent a day with my spiritual mentor and her husband, who reside in Sedona. They are both awakened, meaning that they no longer live in ego consciousness. To be in their presence for this extended period of time was illuminating. When you are around people like this it changes you because you begin to match their state of consciousness, which is ultimately our natural state. Most of us have forgotten what it is like to live in this expanded awareness, but when we spend enough time with others who hold this state, we begin to remember. I also learned that even when we are no longer identified with our ego, we still have a personality that we use to engage with the world. The difference is that we no longer believe that this is who we are, and this is true freedom. Since I’ve returned from my journey, I have found it much easier to reside in this state of expanded awareness myself. This has made a huge difference in my life and for that, I am extremely grateful.
I would like to end by encouraging you to move in the direction your spirit is guiding you toward. Your spirit knows where you need to go in order to open more to your Divine nature. This divinity is not in some of us, but in all of us.
Boundless Blessings on Your Healing Journey,
Have you ever followed an inner nudge that led you to open up a door that you never want to close again? On a trip to Arizona over the holidays, I was led by Spirit to visit the home of a priest named Father Jorge. In his humble abode I had an experience of sitting in the presence of the saints that was so profound I felt I simply must share it with you.
From the outside, Father Jorge’s house looked like every other home on the block. When I walked through its doors however, it was like entering the gates of Heaven. Every wall was covered in sacred images of the Divine, beautiful representations that made my heart swell with love. As I made my way through the gardens, I was told that there was a very special room in the home that contained relics of Saints like Saint Francis, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux and Mary Magdalene. I knew then that I had come to have an experience of communion with these saints through their sacred artifacts.
If you aren’t familiar with the term, a relic is an actual bone from a saint, or sometimes a piece of clothing they once wore. I knew about relics in the context of the Buddhist tradition, which reveres relics of enlightened masters. It is said that in the presence of relics a door is opened to a higher plane, allowing profound wisdom, healing and support to be received.
When I entered the room that contained over 230 of these sacred objects, I had no idea what to expect. What happened was this: almost as soon as I crossed the threshold, I spontaneously burst into tears and dropped to my knees, stunned by a feeling of awe and reverence that literally knocked me off my feet. For some time I couldn’t stand; I could only cry and bow in the presence of such grace. The energy was so palpable I had no control at all over my composure, and I didn’t care. This powerful grace swirled all around me, embracing in unconditional love every part of me that I could not yet embrace myself.
Eventually I picked myself up off the floor and sat in a chair to meditate. Right away I heard many spirit voices speaking to me at once, so I asked if they could please talk one at a time. First a female saint who called herself Teresa came forward. I asked her if she was Teresa of Avila, and when she said “no,” I asked if she was Teresa of Lisieux. To this she replied, “No, I am a lesser-known Teresa.” She motioned to my heart, and I felt energy entering it. She then explained that the heartbreak I had been experiencing was part of the process of creating a sacred heart. She assured me that it was all part of my spiritual evolution, and that all would be well. This was very comforting to me, and I had a visceral understanding of how my life experience had led me to this pivotal point in my spiritual evolution.
I also had a visitation from Saint Ignatius in which he seemed to give me a type of psychic surgery that made my brain feel like it was being stretched from the inside out. It was a very strange feeling, but I’m always grateful to receive any mental adjustments I can get, since I know that my mind can interfere with my ability to be my true self. At one point I even felt like I was levitating and couldn’t feel the floor under my feet at all.
I am not sure in what order all this happened, but at one point Jesus took my hand and we walked down a path together that was lined with Saints on either side. They were blessing me, and as we walked Jesus asked me, “Jenai, how much blessing can you have?” Without saying it directly, he was showing me just how infinite the blessings we can receive are. I soon felt almost overwhelmed by the Saints’ profound love, and this showed me the ways in which I currently limit my ability to receive the love that is always available to all of us.
Before I realized it, a half hour had elapsed and the Saints informed me that I had had enough for now. I didn’t ever want to leave, but I knew that I took something special with me as I reluctantly exited the room. An inner door had been opened to the Saints and to my heart that could never be closed again, and I was profoundly grateful for it.
When I could speak again some time later, I asked Father Jorge if there was a saint named Teresa who was not well known, and did he have her relic in his collection. He said, “Yes, I do,” and proceeded to show me who she was on his list of Saints. This helped me trust what had transpired, and to know that this experience will forever be with me….
I will be bringing people on another retreat to Arizona, May 20th – 23rd of 2017.
Learn more about the retreat here.
Join us for this mystical journey of healing and expansion into our Divine Selves.
Healing Vortexes, Miracle Healing with Sara O’Meara & Awakening with Special Guest, Gina Lake. This retreat will be held in a luxury boutique hotel in the magical town of Sedona, Arizona where we all can gather together to share in spiritual community to awaken the Divine within.
Sedona is a special place for me. The energy here is like a portal of creativity, clarity and Divine inspiration. Sedona is where I met my first spirit guide and channeled my book. I would like to share with you this same opportunity to receive exactly what you need at this time in your own spiritual evolution.
Boundless Blessings on Your Healing Journey,
I have come to understand spiritual pilgrimage as a journey in which we travel outside the familiar in order to ultimately come home to our Self. I have been taking spiritual pilgrimages since I was nineteen years old as a way to see myself outside of the constraints of my daily reality. There is something magical that happens when we have an intention to touch spirit in deeper and deeper ways through our travels, but this can also be the way we approach our daily life. Are we present for today’s adventure? Are we connected to and listening to our spirit’s guidance? Can we find awe in the mundane? Life opens when we do.
As I return from a sojourn to France where my intention was to embrace the Divine feminine through the pathway of Mary Magdalene, I come home with more of my own light. Not because it is something I found, but because it could never be lost. This point was brought home when I was in Carcassonne, a picturesque medieval town. I had a strange feeling I had been there before as I entered the church and began to pray in front of a statue of Saint Anne, the grandmother of Jesus and a highly celebrated figure in the south of France.
In the middle of the prayer, I had a very clear image of a sword piercing my heart. I could see my light leaving my body. In that lifetime, I had believed as I was being murdered that the teachings and a part of my light had been lost with my demise. I heard a voice say that I had mistakenly believed that the teachings of “The Way” had been lost, but that in truth one can never lose them.
What followed was an experience of this light reentering my heart now. In essence, I was reclaiming what I’d believed was lost but had never really gone anywhere. Then I was told to pray for the healing of all women who had been disempowered, who in some way believed that their light had been diminished. This I gladly did. I was also told that I would help others reclaim their light and power in greater numbers. I became infused with radiant light until I felt full and glowing like a giant sun, happy to understand that nothing true and real can ever be lost. Perhaps this awareness is the fabled “Holy Grail” that everyone is searching for.
The next morning I received an email from a client who said she had received a great gift from me that very night. I had come to her illuminated like the radiant sun and helped her to ignite her own light. She said this light was a strong infusion that she hadn’t quite felt before. She felt she was somehow more radiant, more powerful and for this she was grateful.
Take a moment now to ask for the re-ignition of the light within you. It is already there, but your attention, focus, and asking will help it re-ignite. The light is within all of us. Your divinity can never be lost or taken from you. It is only our belief in such things that make them seem real.
If I can leave you with only one thing to take away, it would be that your light is inherent and can never be diminished. To understand and experience this truth in your heart of hearts will change your life forever.
|Anchoring In Your Divine Self: One-Minute Meditation|
It was the middle of the night when the brilliant golden being appeared, sitting on my bed as if she belonged there. She was so radiant she took my breath away. I had waited for this my whole life, but now that it was happening I was terrified. How could it be that an ascended master was in my bedroom? I heard her sweet voice telepathically tell me that she was Brigid, the Irish triple Goddess who is also known as Saint Brigid. She said she had come to help me remember.
This seemingly random encounter changed my life. Since that night over 17 years ago, this beautiful being of light has been with me on my path of awakening, offering guidance and sharing her wisdom, prose and healing light with me and all those I serve.
As I made my way early the next morning to Brigid’s healing well, the sun was bright but my heart was heavy as tears rolled down my face. It had been 10 years literally to the day since I had last been on this sacred land, and I felt a profound sense of coming home. I found myself feeling wistful and a little foolish that I had not returned sooner to this incredibly healing place that my soul so clearly longed for.
When I arrived at the well there was no one else there, and it was glorious to experience the sacredness of that well, alone with Brigid. I felt held by her and began to pray and open myself to all that was available for me there. As I did so I felt a deep heart healing happen, and I received an understanding of why my path had led me back here and how I can use my own heartbreak to let more of God’s light in. With this understanding I saw that this would allow my service to expand exponentially. I saw that this is the pathway of the sacred heart. This is the gift I was given.
Leaving this place was much easier this time because I now carry it deep in my heart, knowing that those I serve may receive this energy too. With that in mind, I made this video of Brigid’s well for you so that you too can allow yourself to receive what you may need at this time in your spiritual journey. Remember that you have so many guides who can help you walk your unique path with God. Know that everything that happens to you really happens for you, even the things that make your heart ache. If you let it, your heartbreak will help you embody more of the Divine Love that you are. As a Brigidine sister said to me, “You, too, are the keeper of the flame. I pass this on to you.” Ignite the light of love in your own heart now, and pass it on to those you serve.
Sedona Retreat 2016
I’m on cloud nine as I’m returning from our annual retreat in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Maybe it’s because I’m writing this in the air, but I think the real reason is that for me, there is nothing better than watching others step into their divinity. Everyone who joined the trip this year took huge steps in igniting their light, and we will all be transformed forever as a result.
This year we were blessed with wonderful guidance that perfectly aligned events to give people what they needed. Whether we were receiving a transmission at The Little Chapel or walking around the 36-foot-high Amitabha (Buddha of Light) Stupa, we couldn’t help but be ignited in our own light.
We also had a special guest, my spiritual mentor and friend Gina Lake. She is the author of 21 books, channels Jesus and has been awakened for over 16 years. Her state of consciousness provided a transmission for the group and gave rise to many illuminations. At times we were completely out of our minds, which of course is where we want to be because this is where our divinity is. We also communed with the relics of Anna (the grandmother of Jesus) and Mary Magdalene, both of whom bestowed many initiations. These spiritual experiences helped us remember who we really are as Divine beings having a human experience, and gave rise to so much compassion and grace for our journeys.
When we make this shift in identification, the way we see ourselves and the world changes. We begin to see everything through the eyes of Love, because now we know that Love is who we are. When you make this shift in a sustainable way, the world will notice. The owners of the Sunset Chateau in Sedona couldn’t stop talking about how kind, radiant and loving our group was. Of course, this is who we all become when we ignite the Divine light within. And it is in all of us. So as you walk your path, remember to claim, acknowledge, practice, and write down your transformations. When you do, you will change the world just by being the Love that you are.