Overcoming the Negativity of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Child in SpaceI hope that anyone who has been sexually abused by a priest or anyone in authority will be able to learn from my story…

Over the past few years I embarked on an endeavor to resolve some unfinished business that had adversely affected my life since childhood.  It was apparent to me for a long that I had to do something more besides just thinking and talking about it, and I suppose I was just waiting for the ‘right’ time to act.

Four years ago, when I was almost crushed by a car careening at me in a supermarket parking lot, I made a decision to give a statement to a law firm of how I had been raped by a Catholic priest at the age of 10.  My thinking was that, if ever there was a class action suit when others were coming forward about that same priest, my statement would be heard.  The lawyer that I spoke with told me that his firm would be able to help me on an individual basis and that the whole legal procedure would only take a couple of years at most.*

Although I had begun the process of making a report to the authorities 30 years ago when I first realized the impact of that violation of my innocence, I backed away because I was terrified of bringing all that emotional turmoil out into the open.  In fact, I was woefully aware that my own dear mother would never have supported me, because she believed in the religion far more than in her own daughter.

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Throughout the legal process, I found out how voraciously the church defends their pedophile priests when childhood victims come forward.  Not only does the RC church use their authority to stretch out the time over which a victim has to endure the anxiety of thinking about going into a courtroom against their powerful institution, they accused me of lying!

Early on, the lawyers for the defense indicated that “the Diocese never received any complaints about Fr. Lefaive and had no knowledge of him being an abuser.” They were determined to cast doubt on me and attributed all my teenage and early adulthood problems to other issues, because there was no difference whatsoever in my scholastic achievements immediately following the rape.  In fact, I had skipped a grade in the year just prior to the event and was able to excel in that year and in the two years following.  Since I was under threat to keep the priest’s actions secret, it wasn’t until the priest had left my village that my behavior changed.

JulyCloudsSurprisingly, I never anticipated how difficult it would be to resurface all those childhood memories of the abuse and the aftermath in my life.  I thought that, with all the healing that had taken place since I’d started to work with my spirit, I would easily get through it all.  However, I learned that the entire legal procedure is painstakingly slow, and I underwent an absurd type of psychological torment that might have been intolerable 30 years ago.

During the legal process, I had to submit to psychological assessments by a leading psychologist and a psychiatrist educator who were hired for financial gain to provide conflicting views on my sorry story.   While I was comforted by the contents of my side’s report, I ended up paying a fortune for it.

When I was assessed by the defense psychiatrist, I was questioned for nearly 8 hours straight after a sleepless night, which only ended because the doctor had to pick up his children from school.  In his psychological report, the psychiatrist blamed my early issues on my family’s emotional and economic problems, but he said a few things that were almost supportive and even strange.  He cited studies that revealed that pre-pubescent children and those with higher intelligence fare better after being sexually abused, because they have better coping mechanisms. When I described how I had floated up out of my body, then lost consciousness while the priest was raping me, he rather absurdly stated I must have been thinking about something else.

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As the first person to ever come forward about Father Ulysse A. Lefaive, a gruff-mannered pompous  pedophile priest, I felt confused and betrayed as the date of my trial approached.  Even though he told me that the Diocese in which I was victimized had one of the worst records of child abuse, my lawyer suddenly changed his supportive manner and described the great risk of how the defense lawyers would turn everything around and basically destroy my character and possibly even force me to pay all their legal expenses!

Since the priest and my mother were both dead and I didn’t have enough witnesses to support my case, my lawyer told me that a judge or jury would find it hard to rule against a dead man with no prior accusations employed by such a powerful institution.  How uncaring to have put me through almost 4 years of anxiety by ripping open the wounds of my early life, only to be told that my case wasn’t strong enough to go into court!

Within a few weeks of my trial, I was suddenly surprised to receive an email from an elementary school classmate who had moved shortly after the priest had raped me.  I remembered this boy and had always wondered why he had left so suddenly with no explanation.  When I told what had happened to me at the hands of our parish priest, he said he knew about the ‘bisexual priest’, because he had been molested by him as well.  When I received this news, I was so hopeful that it would help my case, but my lawyer kept telling me that it was best to settle before going into the courtroom.

Ocean SurfaceAlthough I had very much wanted to publicly expose what had happened to me and its effects on my life, my case was settled out of court for much less than had initially been suggested, under the threat of ripping my family name apart and causing my personal financial ruin.  On their part, the RC church doesn’t want the acts of a pedophile priest to be subjected to public scrutiny, so they often bring cases like mine to the courthouse steps before they agree to settle.  The lawyers and the experts are making money, but the victims can never be repaid.  As children, we were preyed upon by pedophiles who stood in the highest regard in our communities.

Even though the activities of pedophiles employed by the Catholic Church have been exposed during the past 20 years, there’s still a lot more to be done to help the childhood victims of sexual abuse at the hands of their clergymen. The third highest ranking member of the Vatican is now being sued for sexual abuse in Australia, so how can anyone continue to trust in their integrity? At the world level, even though they condemned the Holy See in 2014, I sincerely hope that the UN will consider suspending the membership of the Holy See and conduct their own investigation into the human rights abuses perpetrated by this overly powerful religious institution.Summer Sky 2017.wp

Apart from being disillusioned with my case, I sincerely hope that my story will be helpful to anyone who has been sexually abused in any way by a person of authority.  I am proud of having been strong enough to finally stand up to the wealthy and powerful RC church, as they cast blame on us child survivors and attack our credibility when we come forward.

I’m not saying that making a legal claim against the RC church would help your emotional or mental suffering, because it will open up all the painful memories that your ordeal caused in your life. However, what can be gained from coming forward as an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse:

  1. Self-esteem. You’ll feel so much better for having stood up against a powerful authority that hurt and silenced you.
  2. Credibility.  Your family and friends will understand you better.  What happened set you on a different path than would have been traveled – you’ve blazed your own unique trail.
  3. Validation.  You’ll feel like someone of authority (your lawyer) believes you and will act on your behalf in the justice system.  As a child, you weren’t capable of righting the wrong; now your claim against the pedophile will be recorded in the court records to help future victims, even if it never makes it to court.

 

Glo 7.8.2017.wpFrom my perspective, I am so very grateful that I found a higher-level way to help me fight the extreme negativity I was facing!  If I hadn’t learned how to work with my spirit 30 years ago, I might never have survived the ongoing disgusting negativity that leaves an abused child stranded in fear and hopelessness for the rest of their life.

Now I’ve completed the business of bringing my story into the justice system, so that other child victims of the same pedophile can come forward with more credibility and strength to have their story heard.

 

* Canadian law provides survivors of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of authoritative figures the right to come forward, no matter how much time has lapsed.  A very recent law allows survivors to bring the employers of deceased pedophiles to justice.

I am always available to help anyone who wants to learn how to work with their spirit in a practical and effective way to get rid of negativity at all levels.

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Promoting Spiritual Advancement

Sailboat 7.8.2017Many believe that we should live with the spirit we’re born with because we have no power to change it. I believe that the wellbeing of our spiritual selves is at the core of our being, and that instigating the change that a spirit needs to advance in this lifetime is a fundamental necessity.

The influences that occur both inside and outside of your realm of control can affect you at all levels, and bring either positive or negative progress to your spirit.  At the global level, spirituality can be viewed as a conglomeration of either destructive or constructive energy that transmutes the nature of our planet. While war and injustice generate negative spiritual power within a nation, a peaceful and prosperous country can positively benefit the spiritual nature of its population. Just as we can immediately feel the impact of the change in a country’s leadership, the positive or negative changes in the nature of your spirit can make a drastic difference in the course of your life.

While there should be more enlightened spirits in the universe, there are too many that have succumbed to negative enticement. A spirit initially comes into being with full positive knowledge but, over the span of an infinitely enduring existence, it can lose ground and allow the deterioration of its luminosity and intelligence. This is why some people begin with spirits that have abandoned, forgotten or otherwise lost their positive knowledge, creating conflict instead of harmony in their lives.

Through no fault of their own, many have been born with a spirit that has undermined its own progress by accepting negative conditioning at some stage in its existence. A negatively oriented spirit resists positive change, because it’s been compromised by stronger negative influences and purely positive energy has become foreign or unpleasant. In order to counteract higher-level resistance and promote real spiritual progress at the personal level, a firm and dedicated commitment is needed to instill one’s spirit with the positive knowledge that will allow it to progress toward a purely positive state.

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Sometimes a spirit will become inundated with negativity that inhibits its ability to generate the energy it needs to resist negativity and effect positive changes. Many of us began with a spirit that was strong and positively oriented until we were subjected to abuse as children, severing the essential connection with our spiritual self, as well as suffering the loss of much of our inherent spiritual knowledge. When we learn how to work at the higher level to properly refuse higher-level negativity, we restore the connection with our spirits and help them to gradually increase their strength and knowledge.

Even when we’ve learned to identify and stand up against the obstacles that interfere with our wellbeing at the physical level, those efforts alone won’t necessarily promote strength at the intangible spiritual level. Negativity at any level can simply promote more negativity with minimal effort. It’s popular, but rather ineffective to say: “I’m only going to have positive thoughts and everything will turn out right.” Instead, this kind of wishful thinking can leave you vulnerable – especially at the spiritual level – because you’re not actively doing anything to deter higher-level negativity.

Through my work I’ve learned that, when I help someone to change their spirit, it stimulates fundamental changes their life. It may sound strange, but spirits can and do make commitments to remain negatively oriented, and could continue with tendencies that undermine someone’s ongoing efforts for improvement. However, when the solitary spiritual being that animates your consciousness willingly cooperates, it can infuse your life experience with the optimal advantages that accompany spiritual advancement.

You could help complete your spirit’s journey in this lifetime, instead of wasting spiritual time!

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You Are a Star – Speak Out!

A spiral in AndromedaThe other day one of my friends on social media shared a 2014 video of a tearful young North Korean woman who delivered a compelling account of her perilous journey to what she thought was freedom in China.  As they navigated by the night sky, Yeon-mi Park described how she felt that only the stars were with them. This is one of the feelings that oppressed or abused people deal with throughout their lives, because they have been separated from the harmony within that was meant to exist. In speaking out about the tragedy that she and others in her country have lived through, this brave young refugee exemplifies the need to talk about abusive experiences in order for self-healing to take place.

One thing that I’ve had to learn as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse is that I’ve had to deal with not only the self-destructive feelings in the aftermath of the abuse, but also with the physical repercussions of feeling isolated from everyone else in my life. My own experience, although not nearly as tragic as Yeon-mi’s, once brought me to the same place: looking up at the stars and wondering if anyone anywhere even cared about me.

One thing about keeping secrets is that, for the purpose of keeping someone else’s confidence, such promises ‘not to tell anyone’ are proper morals in our society. However, when someone has abused you and threatened you not to tell anyone, the corrosive nature of that twisted confidentiality gradually eats away at you from within. Too many people are walking around today, like I used to, with self-destructive tendencies because of the shameful secrets of victimization that have led to withdrawal, depression, self-medication and uncharacteristic behavior.

We survivors of abuse must speak out, because it’s the only way to stop the deterioration 0105-4x5color.aiof our being and start the healing process. We did nothing wrong, but bear the shame and guilt of having been violated, often by the people we were supposed to have trusted most. Unless we break through the fear and finally tell a friend, family member or seek professional help, the hurt will keep festering away within. Not only does the aftermath of abuse cause emotional and mental difficulty and ongoing trauma to our bodies, it also impacts our spiritual selves in a vicious cycle of pernicious negativity. Fortunately I found a way to work within with my spirit, so that I was able to stop the cycle to regain my self-esteem, dignity and self-heal over time.

It’s clear that, no matter how difficult it is to come forward, we must speak out loudly against abuse and oppression, so that depravity and corruption of power can be exposed and curtailed. And equally as important, instead of being judgmental, we must listen to others and be understanding of their experience. Otherwise, at the planetary and personal levels, we could all be complicit in allowing such atrocities to continue to happen to the world’s children.

The next time you look up at the stars, realize that you’re not the only one who has gazed upon them either in wonderment or for solace – we are all stars in the mesh of humanity!

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The Effectiveness of Higher-Level Commitments

ArborCorridor.wpWithin each of us is the ability to change any dissatisfying aspects of our lives, but many people find it difficult to follow through on their commitments, due to many factors, including higher-level interference. It’s been my observation over many years that all kinds of commitments become easier to sustain in the long term, when you make them at the higher level.

Many of us have faced extreme difficulties in life, and the manner in which we emerge from those circumstances can reveal not only our resilience, but also our resolve. When we make a firm commitment, we believe that our perseverance will carry us through each moment of hesitation and indecision into the life we’ve envisioned for ourselves. However, as time passes, commitments often seem hard to keep, even if we make them to improve our health, relationships or livelihood. There are times when we find it easier to just fall back into the comfort of our old habits, when we didn’t have to think about or go through the process of making positive changes. This is when making commitments at the higher level of our being help us to overcome the unknown complexities we might face, and enable us to reach those seemingly unattainable goals, no matter what.

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There is no one else to whom we can make commitments that endure beyond all the enticement and self-induced persuasion than to our spiritual self within. For those of you that have never acknowledged the notion that your spirit is an integral part of your being, you’re missing out on a valuable untapped resource within our human repertoire. There can be no greater strength than that which comes from within, from our spiritual aspect, as it elevates us to a place where a commitment really means something.

Keeping a commitment that you make to both yourself and to your spirit is so important! In addition, just as loving yourself completely allows you to love others, you will be better able to make solid commitments to others when you so choose. Commitments are stronger, more meaningful and successful when you make them at the higher level. When the going gets rough, the work you do with your spirit will hoist you over those hurdles in a way you’ve never imagined.

Heading Out on the OceanMaking a higher-level commitment to yourself and to your spirit brings higher-level elements into play that would otherwise never be included in the process. Negativity that causes higher-level interference with your thoughts, emotions and habits might draw you into replacing one negative aspect of your life with another, even more negative substitute. When dealing with negativity, there are underlying higher-level factors that could influence your steadfastness as you move forward to make positive changes. Once you make a higher-level commitment to yourself and to your spirit that you will work together to counteract those negatives that have interfered with your wellbeing, you’ll have ample strength to get through the friction of making meaningful changes and glide much more easily toward your desired life beyond.

Taken Under the "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud Credit: NASA, ESA, CXC and the University of Potsdam, JPL-Caltech, and STScI

I hope I don’t sound like positive changes came easily to me. From my own perspective, soon after I made a commitment to start working with my own spirit, all the other commitments I wanted to improve my life eventually came through as the result of my daily efforts. Fundamental to my ability to persevere through the challenges presented during that period was the unyielding, uncompromising and infinite commitment I had made to work with my spirit using the Light – the purely positive energy of the universe. The process of making major changes to better my life took tons of effort and resolve and, as I’ve repeatedly stated in my blog over the years, working with my spirit is the most powerful tool I could ever imagine to bring me toward my goal of attaining and maintaining a positive existence.

My real hope is that you, and others like you, will feel inspired to make those unspoken commitments within to help you enhance your wellbeing at all levels – you’re worth it!

*Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; a generic term not associated with any religion or deity

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My Take on “Spotlight”

Archway FallsviewLast night I finally watched the Oscar-winning best movie: “Spotlight” and found its delivery of the Boston Globe journalists’ investigation of the Boston clergy abuse scandal very enlightening. Although it was intended that the audience watch the movie to follow the journalists’ journey through the veil of silence perpetrated by the Boston diocese, I was also viewing as a survivor.

Throughout the movie I realized how carefully the entire scandal had been muted and silenced by the entire community and justice system. The complexity of proving that a religious institution had been protecting sexual predators at such a large scale should have been an overwhelming cry to correct the issue. However, as the movie pointed out so poignantly, the sexual abuse of children has been a longstanding practice that continues even today.

I loved the delivery of the story…the way it carried you along through how the court had sealed records about a case against the diocese, and how the court files that would have substantiated the journalists’ story were somehow missing from the public records. The exposure of the cover up by the diocese’s lawyers and the cardinal himself revealed how the RC church maintains their veil of silence about their ongoing protection of pedophiles within their ranks.

At the time of the press release of the scandal, I had already begun my recovery from the effects of having been raped as a 10-year-old child at the hands of my parish priest. As some of the victims in the movie pointed out, there was no way to comprehend what was happening, nor anyone to confide in about the abuse by people we had respected as representatives of God himself. One character survivor in the movie stated that his mother had brought out some cookies when the priest came to their house, after her child had told her about the abuse. When you can’t tell the people you’re supposed to trust the most, there’s nowhere to go, but into confusion and self-punishment and, for many, into self-destruction.

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The only time that I burst out in tears during the movie was when the lawyer who had been working with victims for years described the condition of one of his clients: ‘He’s one of the lucky ones – he’s still alive!’ As someone who endured the aftermath of having been raped by one of the church’s perverted priests, I was ‘lucky’ not to have succumbed to the self-degradation and self-loathing that resulted from my experience.

During the Oscars, the producer of “Spotlight” made a plea to the present pope to help the situation, but the sexual abuse of children appears so rampant that the entire church could fail. Despite the pious character of the present pope, there’s really nothing he can do when priests are allowed to be alone with trusting and reverent children. After all, we were taught to confess our ‘sins’ to them and they ‘forgave’ us. Such hypocrisy has cost the lives of too many innocent children who blindly trusted the church’s representatives and were silenced like deaf mutes into despair.

From my perspective, I somehow made it through the utter confusion of my childhood, teen years and young adulthood, until I found myself not really knowing why it was happening to me. However, there was a glimmer of hope within me that guided me to keep fighting and searching for a solution to my condition. Fortunately, I found someone who understood my spiritual malaise and taught me to work within with the Light* to strengthen my spirit, which gradually brought me back to the person I truly am.

“Spotlight” brings home the multi-faceted lengths to which Catholics protect their priests, bishops and cardinals at the expense of the innocent victims of their perverted sense of religious authority.

*Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; a generic term not associated with any religion or deity

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Preserving the Spiritual Self

hs-1995-44-b-webEven as we strive to better our human condition through science and technology, inside each of us is a largely untapped reservoir of wisdom that has been neglected, ignored or dismissed throughout modern history. Within each of us is a unique sentient being who is either allowing negativity to interfere with us, or who is waiting for us to wake up and start utilizing the higher level skills that could improve our wellbeing at a grand scale.

While we all begin our lives with inherent spiritual knowledge that could extend into adulthood, too many children face neglect, bullying and abuse that interferes with their happiness, health and spiritual strength. Few can grasp the extent to which a child’s life changes after they’ve suffered abuse, and the way in which these scars heal can determine how difficult one’s life will be. Moreover, the effects of abuse on children is more than psychological, reaching into the very essence of their being and, more often than not, resulting in a spiritual malaise that can further deteriorate their wellbeing on an ongoing basis.

When children bully other children, we becomeBalloons on the Ground outraged because their behaviour is unacceptable.  However, the behavior of adults who bully, accuse, criticize, threaten and abuse children with the excuse of protectiveness or discipline is not only inexcusable or unforgiveable, it also causes irreparable damage at the spiritual level. Once a child’s innocence has been shattered by the frightening experiences of abuse, it can either bring a lifetime of shame, guilt and low self-esteem, or it can trigger a self-preservation instinct that results in constant restructuring, adaptation and determination toward self-preservation. Once their trust in authority figures has been shattered, many survivors of childhood abuse find it very difficult to ask for help and they often become alienated while their spiritual strength weakens over time.

Leo Jean's Starlike© paper sculptures atop colorful glass on resin baseThose of us who have been mistreated in this world under so many different circumstances struggle not only to overcome the mental, emotional and physical aftermath, but also to deal with the ongoing negative interference that occurs at the higher level. Through my many years as a spiritual problem solver, I’ve learned to identify and eliminate the negative elements extending from higher levels that linger and interfere with one’s wellbeing long after an abusive event that are not recognized or treated through other means.

From my own experience as a child who grew up in rather extreme poverty, I was subjected to various incidents of abuse, as a result of my vulnerability to and trust in the ‘pillars’ of my community. In elementary school, the fathers of some schoolmates made it clear to their wives in my presence that my impoverished appearance made me an unsuitable playmate for their children. (A great way to teach children social skills!) Not long afterward, I was sexually abused and threatened by the village parish priest. (Such a significant religious lesson!) Several years later, the high school counselor accused me of cheating on an IQ test, because he thought my grades did not match my high IQ score. (Definitely how to counsel and guide a child!) Although these other events in my life led to feelings of worthlessness and a state of confusion, I never ceased looking for solution until I found out how to work with my spirit.

BalloonsNasaIn order to protect ourselves at the spiritual level and to withstand the onslaught of negativity that many of us face on this planet, it takes effort and commitment to progress at the spiritual level. Even if spiritual ground has been lost, we are all equipped with a connection to our spiritual aspect that can be restituted from its idle state and put to use! While practicing to refuse and remove the elements of negative interference, we can develop a strong positive spiritual connection using the Light* that will continue to generate sustainable energy at all levels of our being.

As we properly preserve and nurture our spirits, we provide them with spiritual integrity and positive knowledge to help them progress on their timeless journeys.

*Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; a generic term not associated with any religion or deity

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Spiritual Orientation

LayeredSkylineOur mere glimpse upon life seems myopic, compared to the broad vista upon which our spirits gaze. Whether we realize it or not, each one of us is part of our spirit’s timeless journey, making our lives of paramount importance in providing and developing a positive spiritual orientation.

At conception a person’s spirit already possesses its positive or negative orientation from its many experiences in the timeless cosmos. Just because a child is born in physical innocence doesn’t mean that its creation spirit might not have been through many lifetimes in which it adhered to negative principles. In too many cases, a spirit brings with it a tendency toward negativity that can influence its physical body. If a child were to have a negatively oriented spirit, it could be easily inspired to accept and display negative behavior and malaise. However, if that same child were to be introduced to the positive knowledge of the Light*, they would have a chance to bring positive energy to their spirit and, over time, their negatively oriented spirit could change its ways and redirect itself toward a positive existence.

Even when a spirit is positively oriented at conception, there will still be work to do at the physical level to counteract the negativity that it faces during this lifetime. What I’ve learned is that a spirit can’t progress unless it’s in a body and, once in a form, a spirit is subject to the conditioning that is presented. Simply because of the overwhelming amount of negativity on our planet, there will inevitably be opposition to a spirit that is positively oriented.

As a small child I could see the twinkling sparkle of my spirit and marveled at the sight of it, even though I didn’t know what it was – how sad I didn’t even recognize my own beautiful spirit! It didn’t take long until I was being challenged by negative spirits in the guise of familiar or trusted forms, like those that entered my dream state, or like the priest who sexually abused me. That particular event threw me off course, and I began accepting negatively oriented activities that created even more difficulty. In spite of my disillusionment, I still had a sincere yearning for harmony within, likely as a result of my spirit’s desire to progress. Once I was introduced to positive spiritual knowledge, I began to infuse my spirit with positive energy and I became enthusiastic about helping my spirit to progress.

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While we would all like to believe that our spiritual orientation is positive, there are many elements of negativity that interfere with our personal and collective wellbeing. There isconstant negativity bombarding the airwaves, not just from the TV and internet, but from the negatively oriented people living on our planet who are incessantly bombarding everyone with their negative energy and spiritual malaise. While so many of us are striving to live in a positive constructive fashion, we are constantly being challenged and drained by those who thrive on negativity.

One of the deterrents to a peaceful existence is that there are so many higher-level destructive elements that attract negativity in the form of negative spirits and energy to our planet. Instead of promoting our collective progress as positively oriented spirits, we tend to neglect the very essence of our being and leave our spirits weak and vulnerable. A spirit that is positively oriented cannot consistently tolerate negativity and can lose strength, unless its form harnesses the ability to counteract negativity. If we were to become more knowledgeable and positively oriented at the spiritual level, we could bring lasting harmony to our planet.

The significance of our short-term existence can be measured in how we direct our spirits toward the positive spiritual progress they can embrace widely into their limitless perspective.

*Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; not associated with any one religion or deity

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Facilitating Change

Hawaiian Vista |Distant ViewWhenever one of my clients is about to make a change to better their life, they’re confident that the cumulative positive knowledge they’ve gained by working with their spirit will simplify their transition toward their goal of a brighter future. When you work at the higher level to bring your spiritual aspect into the process of change, you’ll be able to view the elements of change from a whole new perspective.

Many of us are afraid to break out of the shell we’ve created for ourselves – a shell in which we feel secure – but in many cases it’s that seemingly impermeable shell that often encapsulates us with all the negativity we’ve accumulated over time.  As children we were used to being shown the way in which things should be done, but many of us grew to understand that we didn’t fit inside the mold that was being fitted around us. Whether it was because we had been neglected, bullied or abused – or felt apart from the crowd – those of us who found ourselves outside the ‘box’ were compelled to discover how to go forward without conforming to a set of uncomfortably confined dimensions.

On the one hand, any who had experienced traumatic events and settled into the security of a self-fabricated protective framework most of their lives, might find the element of change foreign or even frightening. Just think of all the unknown elements they might have to consider over which they have no control, in order to make improvements in their lives!

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On the other hand, those of us, like me, who sought to escape the mental and emotional distress  of early events found ourselves steered toward an existence of continuous change that caused us to adapt to challenging new circumstances in new environments. In my case, learning how to work with my spirit was the explosion that broke open my confinement and facilitated making the critical changes in my life that allowed me to experience self-love, to believe in myself and to view myself as the director of my existence.

When harnessing the benefits of higher-level knowledge to effect change you can more easily:

  • Plan realistic, not whimsical changes;
  • Predict and prepare for obvious and unexpected obstacles;
  • Meet snags and challenges more effectively; and
  • Replace anxiety and uncertainty with calmness and confidence.

The skill of removing the persistent and often undetectable elements of negativity that could potentially thwart your efforts to successfully bring about meaningful change is contingent upon a firm commitment to working in an alert, positive manner at all levels of your being. Your spirit is waiting for you to engage with it to crack open that shell of complacency, routine and acceptance that limits your potential to enjoy a happier, healthier and more satisfying life in stride with your entire self!

Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; not associated with any one religion or deity

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Spiritual Spectrum

PrismSimilar to how a prism refracts white light into the colors of the rainbow, I visualize that the religions of the world have separated the common desire for spiritual fulfillment into the various faith factions that exist on the planet. In this way, people align themselves spiritually with the colors of the spectrum, rather than allowing their spirit to resonate with the frequency of pure white light.

The various religions separate what should be a basic goal into a variety of spiritual stances, as though they’re dispersing light into the spectrum and providing mere components of its absolute state.  During the pope’s recent visit to America, I reflected on the calamity that religion had cast into my early life. As is apparent in our modern world, religions continue to scatter what should be positive universal teachings into disparate belief systems tinted with hues that scarcely resemble a coherent spiritual message.

Island Rainbow

Rather than engaging in the dynamics of institutional belief systems, we could rely on a fundamental method of spiritual progress that is simpler, more effective and timeless. In effect, the wavelength at which a person delivers spiritual vibration to its spirit impacts how it will progress.  If an individual were to work within with their own positively oriented spirit using the pure white light of the universe, they’d be instilling their spirit with infinitely positive energy that could help it progress now and perpetuate positive knowledge throughout its existence.

When I consider that the many religious institutions of the world are offering different versions of how to arrive at the same end goal, I wonder…why not skip all the extravagance, rituals and divisiveness?

Instead of vibrating with any of the colors of the rainbow, why not just use the original source of spiritual enlightenment and allow our individual spirits to absorb the ‘un-refracted’ white light of the universe? The world would certainly be a much happier and more harmonious place in which to live and progress spiritually!

Prism in Reverse

Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; not associated with any one religion or deity

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Spiritual Strength | The Benefits

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818, Hubble Space TelescopeThe recent discovery of the fossilized remains of Homo naledi in a South African cave suggests that our primitive ancestors displayed burial practices long before previously thought. Rather than having developed this behavior over millennia, are we innately spiritual beings who have always contemplated our timeless spiritual journey beyond this finite physical existence?

We could even speculate that our spirits had lives before ours, perhaps somewhere else in the grand cosmos, and that they were once powerfully and positively attuned within their former bodies. Were that true, then what’s happened to our spirit-body relationship? Why don’t we let go of the negativity we drag around and allow our spirits to work in healthful unison within us? And what should we do with our spiritual strength, after we’ve put so much effort into helping our spirits increase their positive knowledge and power?

It’s my belief that our lives are inspired by higher-level guidance from our spiritual selves. If our spirits are positive when we come into this world, but we’re ignorant or closed to their direction, then our consciousness would become clouded with the input that we do allow to infiltrate our minds. If we become cut off from positively-oriented inspiration, then our mental and emotional impressions could become inundated with negativity that interferes with our wellbeing at all levels.

From my own perspective as someone who had extricated myself from the complacency of religious conditioning at a very young age, my spiritual weakness only became apparent after I hit rock bottom. From a very promising childhood with a positively oriented spirit I had descended from being a straight A student in elementary school to becoming a victim of domestic violence. Childhood abuse had caused a downslide in my spiritual strength that continued into adulthood, until I reached a state that threatened my health and safety.

Sunlight in Cave

I had continued to allow people to take advantage of my good nature, abuse and otherwise mistreatme, until one day I read an article in Psychology Today (c. 1985) in which the author noted that rape victims who were not treated soon after their abuse event would continue to suffer worsening symptoms over time. Over a matter of hours that thought led me through heightening anxiety to a profound realization when I said to myself: “I’m going to fight!”

I believe it was at that moment that I gave my spirit the go ahead to start helping me. Instead of just accepting all the negativity that was being hammered upon me, I was suddenly inspired to make my escape from a severely abusive relationship. Until then I had not taken any action to defend myself against the onslaught of negativity that had been weakening me, not just mentally, emotionally and physically, but especially, spiritually. Thankfully, soon after the abrupt turn in my determination, I found my mentor (and later, partner) who presented me with the means by which I was able to climb out of the depths of my sorry situation.

From my starting point 30 years ago, my consistent attention to my spirit as an essential part of me continues to yield significant improvements in my overall wellbeing. As a result of learning how to properly use the positive energy of pure white universal Light*, my spiritual strength has continued to build, and I’ve been able share positive higher-level knowledge with my clients around the world.

Some of the benefits of a dynamic positive spirit-body relationship include:

  1. Loving and accepting yourself completely for who you are
  2. Developing calmness and patience while increasing your focus, concentration and endurance
  3. Working with your higher self (the liaison with your spirit) to assist you with better decision-making and implementation of positive change
  4. Motivating and improving your creative expression
  5. Heightening your awareness to identify negative interference
  6. Using your spiritual sensitivity to deal with inter-dimensional influences
  7. Facilitating the adoption of positive habits, activities and relationships as you learn to counteract the obstacles
  8. Increasing your overall energy and enthusiasm
  9. Using the positive energy of the Light to bring balance and improve your health at all levels
  10. Emanating inner happiness into your present and future life experience

Sunshine thru RocksAt the end of the day, there’s only you and your spirit. So, why not acknowledge your spiritual self as an integral part of your present being? When you come to a point in your life when your understanding of your physical existence relative to your spirit’s timeless nature becomes important, you might want to begin working within with your spirit.

The remarkable results of gaining positive spiritual strength will enhance your wellbeing at all levels and promote your spiritual progress.

See Spiritual Strength | Gaining It

See http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-change/

*Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; not associated with any one religion or deity

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Spiritual Strength | Gaining It

M27 HubbleSitewpEven as we shape the pieces of our existential puzzle together relative to the apparent universe enveloping us, we remain lagging behind with the spiritual advancement that could alter our lives both individually and collectively when approached from a positive perspective. Gaining spiritual strength isn’t a competition – it’s a personal endeavor that requires focus and attention over a lifetime.

When we’re small children, working with our spiritual self is as natural as asking for something to eat or drink. As an essential part of our childhood, we naturally identified the positives and negatives of our spiritual activity and acted accordingly. We might have continued our spiritual savvy long into life, but most of us have been conditioned to leave behind our inherent spiritual knowledge. Many of us faced further obstacles like neglect, bullying or abuse and were adversely affected onward into our lives, and further separated from our spiritual selves.

The further a child drifts from his/her sense of harmony with their spirit, they lose a natural state of wellbeing and the ability to deal with the higher-level negativity that constantly bombards them. If someone continues to lose ground spiritually, the repercussions can filter through to the physical level in the form of physiological and mental malaise and/or financial and relationship problems. Not everyone finds strength of healing through traditional means because there are often spiritual issues at hand that can block and deter the healing process.

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From my own perspective as an intelligent enthusiastic child, my world had spiraled downward as I lost spiritual knowledge and strength as a result of a clergy abuse event. At an early age I recognized the inadequacy of available antiquated religious institutions and dropped my family’s traditions.  I felt lost and off balance for many years and remember searching for some sort of harmony in my life, but I didn’t realize that my physical problems had escalated into a spiritual crisis.

When I regained the inherent knowledge of how to work with my spirit and started working with the Light*, I began building up my spiritual strength and positive changes took effect immediately. I experienced a boost in my self-esteem and adopted a completely new perspective about how to look after my physical self. I discovered that my spirit needs a positively oriented body in order to make progress, so I initiated a continuously healthy lifestyle. I realized it’s my responsibility to strive to be as positive as possible in all aspects of my being, if I’m to continue to grow in spiritual strength and positive knowledge.

Sunlight Thru Ocean CloudswpOne of the greatest obstacles to gaining spiritual strength is fear. When you give in to fear of any kind, like fear of failure or success, fear of others’ acceptance or rejection or fear of changing your current situation in life, you’re succumbing to negativity. As you start being yourself and working through all the steps needed to overcome your fears, you’ll notice a boost in your ability to counteract negative thoughts and emotions before they give rise to additional difficulty.

Spiritual strength doesn’t come instantly – it takes effort and commitment. Some people have been duped into quick fixes such as accepting spirit guides, angels, or summoning the spirits of deceased loved ones, as a way to gain spiritual strength; while others have been invited to accept a stranger’s life energy.  Any of these ruses would be a clear opportunity for negative beings/spirits to be invited into ruining your life. Others have decided to join a religious institution with the hope it would take over their spiritual responsibility, but are often led into a false sense of complacency. It’s impossible to learn how to gain strength with your spirit in a few hours or by depending on others – you have to be committed to this very personal endeavor on a long-term basis, since spiritual strength intensifies over time.Mountain Vista

Everyone has the potential to be good at personal spiritual work, but becoming strong spiritually doesn’t come without effort. No one can hand you access to the positive energy of the Light. You have to earn its benefits on a daily basis by meeting negative challenges with determined positive reactions and solutions. Higher-level negativity can be much less obvious than what you already recognize, especially when it emanates from other people and their associations with others. Your perseverance in being patient and acquiring awareness of higher-level negativity will allow you to continuously gain stamina to meet new challenges.

Sunbrushed Lake CloudsOur spirits transcend this physical existence, yet it’s up to us to consciously promote our spiritual progress. While climbing each cliff to overcome negativity, then coasting conscientiously along the plateaus until meeting the next hurdle, you’ll grow stronger as your spirit gains strength due to your efforts.

Gaining spiritual strength is a process of learning, adapting and following through with a lifelong commitment to work positively alongside your spirit to enhance your life experience.

“Make a firmer commitment and believe in yourself!” ~Leo Jean

*Light: The pure white light of the universe; purely positive energy; not associated with any one religion or deity

I welcome and value your input ~ Please feel free to comment!

I work across distance to extend my higher-level knowledge to you, wherever you are in the world! Learn how great life is when you work with a positively oriented spirit!

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