Thursday, October 18, 2018

It never hurts to ask!!

Have you ever blocked yourself from going for what you really desired because it seemed too outrageous to attempt? Or has the fear of looking stupid, even though the opportunity was ripe, kept you from asking for what you want? If so, keep reading. There is an inventive fifth grade-writing teacher in Michigan who has helped his students get over these hurdles early in life. One of his class assignments is to write to local businesses and make “outlandish” requests. The teacher’s primary intention in making this assignment is to encourage students to make letter-writing fun. So, in addition to making the outlandish request, his students are to tell something personal about themselves and explain their project. The strange and interesting thing is that the kids usually get what they have asked for. Some of the requests from businesses that have been granted include a month’s supply of chocolate milk and a lifetime supply of french-fries. Thus besides providing the students with an inventive, fun writing assignment, the teacher contributes hands-on experience in one of life’s important lessons. That no matter how outrageous you might perceive your wishes to be, you might as well ask as you just might receive the very thing you desire. It never hurts to ask! What is it you want to ask for? Often we feel we must ask a specific person or business to fulfill our desire, but the truth is that you can go straight to the Universe. We live in a quantum field of energy that is ever ready to receive your request. Much like a shipping clerk that processes orders as they arrive, the Universe unequivocally, non-judgmentally, and unconditionally fills your requests whether they are positive or negative. That means if you are continuously thinking of getting sick, it processes that as an order. Or, if you are concentrated on experiencing joy in every aspect ofv life, it unerringly provides that opportunity. If you were placing an order on-line – Amazon.com for instance – you would be responsible for ordering the exact item you wanted. If you placed an order for a different book or shirt than the one you desire, that is what you will get. Thus, the concept of being clear and definite in your desire is relevant. Often, when I ask people what they want, they tell me “I don’t want to work long hours, and I don’t want a demanding boss.” It can be a bit like pulling hair to get some folks to confess, “what I want is to work three days a week and have a positive work community.” Whew, now was that hard? I think the resistance comes from the idea that it is not okay to ask for help or to want at all. Yet, nothing happens until you get clear on your desire. So, what do you want? Can you state it in clear terms so that a shipping clerk will know exactly what to send your way? “I want a lovely, fun-filled vacation in Hawaii.” “I choose a healthy, vibrant body that exudes well-being.” “I decree abundant creativity as I take on my next project.” “I choose fun, laughter, and joy as I journey forth in each day.” See it is not so hard. What do you want? Jean Walters is a best-selling author, Transformational Coach, Akashic Record Reader. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformaitona.com or 314 991 8439. Website: www.spiritualtransformation.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Get Your Ego Out of the Way to Succeed BIG

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle We can often do more for others by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs. Francois Fenelo In our fear-based world there are many rules. Most of these are designed around the idea of survival. The interesting thing is that no one is going to survive. Nevertheless our instruction is to focus on the future, plan for it, and save for it. There is nothing inherently wrong with putting money aside and not spending every penny you make on sensory gratification (cars, costumes, accruements, chocolate). What is wrong is the continual focus on the future that keeps you from being present NOW. ure, if there is one, comes out of the present. What you do, think, and act on today will extend into tomorrow. But often by making the future the goal, we don’t invest in the present - our own state of affairs – what we are doing, accepting, and believing right now. This article is called get your ego out of the way for a reason. It is your egoic self (personality and sense of separateness from everyone and everything else) that has adopted a set of beliefs that keeps you focused in the past (guilt, remorse, why did I do that, say that, etcetera) and in the future (what if this or that happens) which, more than likely, will never happen anyway. Either way you are not present NOW. Thus we do our tribal planning for the traditional life - safe, comfortable, normal, not necessarily innovative, expansive or love-focused. People become entranced with their tribal traditions. (This could mean Germans do this, Italians believe that. Latinos follow these customs and Aborigines follow those. Some dance at funerals, while other are somber. Some groups believe you are to put food out for the dead, and others rotate crops in a particular way, or celebrate when the rain comes. Some might worship a rock and others believe it is important to sacrifice a goat to insure prosperity. These are tribal customs and beliefs. Man made them up; God did not. Every person has a dream. Something in their soul – a desire, an image, a hunch, a special interest, that is the key to their soul’s desire. But many are afraid to give it credence because it doesn’t fit the society norm r expectations of the traditional life – college, marriage, buy a home, children, good job, 401K, pension, retirement, die. We laud people who put their children first and deny their own happiness without realizing what consequences that particular model sets up for the kids. (Either entitlement or continued sacrifice.) Thus the pattern continues and the tribe expands and the beliefs get stronger. Then someone, a maverick perhaps, steps out of the tribal circle and says, I choose to go my own way and follow my dream. So he skips college, digs into his interest, perhaps starts a business, invents something, becomes an artist or musician, or nomad, develops a product, or innovates in some way. He begins his soul journey. This is a precarious position because when he changes the norms, he gets to deal with the ego and all its judgments. In other words, the maverick (or you) better stay strong, focused, and undeterred. Here is how it works. Your Inner Guide (Soul, Spirit, the Universe, God) is not happenstance. To be sure, you are not given a desire without also having the inherent talent and ability to fulfill it. Thus in stepping from the tribal group, and getting ready to be outrageous, you must be ready to take Spirit as your partner. It is your friend, comfort, and stability. This means that you as this innovative maverick no longer needs to heed useless traditional thinking and beliefs that serve no purpose or benefit anyone. That’s right – no more goat sacrifices and you can rotate the crops whatever way makes sense to you. Now, the independent maverick can give full focus to the urgings of the soul. That is when anything is possible. Authors, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson’s book, Chicken Soup for the Soul was rejected 144 times before a publisher finally read it, loved it, and published it. They did not doubt their vision or determination to get their book published. Their idea was to sell over a million copies by the second year of publication. They held no limitation as to its popularity. As it happened, Chicken Soup for the Soul was re-written into 149 variations and sold all over the world. It ultimately became a billion dollar industry. Yet they were told NO a lot. Another incredibly popular book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach went through the same process. It was rejected numerous times and finally published to become a New York Times Bestseller for many weeks. Many years later it is still a well-read book about living your dream. The issue, as you can imagine, is that visionaries create and often it is the traditional folks with their eye on the bottom line, who make the decisions. Yet, with persistence, someone gets the message and is willing to invest. We are continually faced with decisions large and small. All are important because they set you up for fulfilling your dream and your purpose in life. Think of each as another step along your journey. Marissa worked at a corporation for 30 years. This company had been bought and sold several times and with each new management team the corporate environment got darker, more demanding, and more negative. Because Marissa was a loyal person, took pride in her work, and wanted to stay at the company until she retired, she stayed and stayed and accommodated every change and each new leader until she finally broke under the pressure and quit her job. For over 30 years Marissa had practically walked on water to get her job done. She had become a human dynamo with accrued skills, talents, resources, and a huge database of associates all available for her own use. Yet, because she had stayed so long and was so loyal to them instead of herself, she had sacrificed her health and her energy and spirit was depleted. After about a year away from the turmoil, Marissa was feeling stronger, healthier and beginning to retrieve her energy. This is when she began playing around developing a logo and idea for a small business. She wanted to help people create ease and beauty in their homes and lives. It was to be a service business providing assistance with gardening, party planning, sprucing up people’s homes, getting organized, and other such things. Her timing was impeccable and the concept had incredible potential. The problem was that Marissa saw it only as a nice little side business while she envisioned herself as an employee working in another corporation and continuing to fund her 401K. Marissa had programmed her mind to be at the mercy of employers when she had the skills to be an entrepreneur. Another problem was that Marissa was smarter, savvier, and more talented than the requirement of the positions she sought. She no longer fit in to those jobs. Her tribal beliefs were: you work hard for someone else, put others first, pay off your house, and put money away and some day you will get to live. In other words, her attention was focused on everyone and everything other than herself and definitely not in the present moment. Marissa was so locked into traditional thinking, she did not even realize that she had a dream – her own business – and she also had the tools and resources to make it successful. When I saw her, she was devastated that she had failed at finding a new corporate job and she was mortified that she had been unable to fund her retirement for a whole year. In her mind, she was a failure! Marissa lived in the future in “good girl” mentality – in the ego. She had to step out of her grief to see the bigger picture. In her life she had asked for guidance from God, Jesus, and all things spiritual. Yet, when the guidance came she could not recognize it because it did not fit her picture. What she was really asking for was guidance to continue in her traditional way. Guess what, God/ the Universe does not hold man’s traditions sacred. It is not the way Spirit works. You want help – here is help. That job is not for you; nor that one, or that one. All was not gloom and doom in that there were people waiting to help Marissa. She had to get her pride (ego) out of the way. Finally she woke up to the understanding that God/ Spirit/ Universe had been assisting her all along the way. She had received answers to her prayers. She had created the dream, the resources and the customer base to manifest a wildly successful business and have a blast doing it. She finally got to work for someone who could and would appreciate her expertise – herself. The moral of the story is God has Its own solutions and ways of helping. Don’t go to God and declare I want this and it has to happen this way and with that person. Because you just might hear giant peals of laughter rolling through the heavens. Bottom line: God’s way is a better way. Get your ego out of the way. Jean Walters is a best selling author, Transformational Coach, and Akashic Reader. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Discover Your Limits

Have you ever wondered what your true capabilities are? According to philosopher, Goethe, “Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.” Often, we are taught to play it safe. Don’t risk failure. Take the easy route. Do what you’ve always done. Yet no one discusses the risk you take by playing it safe. The biggest risk in playing it safe is that you stay small and mediocre. Yet there is something within everyone that wants more. You know that children feel this desire to stretch their potential when you observe their incessant curiosity and sense of adventure. They explore the world with abandon. “I wonder what’s on that top shelf.” They speculate what it is like to climb to the top of the tree and then they climb it. They marvel at the intricacies of a new game or adventure and then they jump into it. They consider momentarily what the new kid in the neighborhood might be like and then rush off to invite him to “ride bicycles, or play ball.” They ponder an idea and then enthusiastically take action. Embracing new sights, places, opportunities and friends is how children expand their worlds. As the process unfolds, they take on bigger challenges and tackle larger obstacles. And we encourage and applaud them. Why don’t we do the same with ourselves. After all, this process of discovery is how a person realizes the extent of his capabilities. It is not by shrinking from challenges, but by taking them on. We push farther, go over the next hill, learn a new skill, try on a new experience. It is the way all advances are made in the world. As we enter that which is not known, we open ourselves to possibilities and discoveries that we may never have considered. So, what is your next adventure? What would you like to learn next? The worst possibility is that you decide you don’t care for the new restaurant or sport; the best is that you open to a new part of yourself you never before knew existed. Either way, you win! “We only learn our limits by going beyond them.” Anonymous Jean Walters is a Transformational Coach, Akashic Reader, Best Selling Author, and teacher of Personal Development classes. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439 website: http://www.spiritualtransformation.com

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Power of Focus - How to Move Mountains

Is it time to make changes… to shift your focus? Perhaps you need a larger picture, and the confidence to do what needs to be done no matter what. The process is transformative. Much like the caterpillar spinning a chrysalis to prepare for new life in the form of a butterfly, you are about to return to the memory of innocence, when life was fascinating and everything possible. It is your pure state of spiritual connection and knowing. It is the beginning. Babies find life fascinating. Every color and shape draws delighted smiles and coos – sometimes even screams of delight. As they grow, babies scramble to discover what hides in the wastebasket or on top of the shelf. They climb with abandon, seeking the next fascination. Hands in soap, mud or spit up – it is all the same -- a texture to explore or taste. They listen, touch, taste and smell. It is their process. They are unconfined by convention. Nor are they littered with mental constructs of limitation and fear. The inner need to discover, experiment, and experience is the freedom of the soul and this drive is alive within you as well. Returning to Spiritual freedom is our quest! As we develop, we learn through play. Children know how to play. They jump out of bed and know just what to do. Whether it is to challenge their friend to a game of skipping pebbles across the pond, or build a fort, or climb a tree, they are driven to adventure and their minds are open for what comes next. Children are beautiful, uncluttered, innocent and without knowledge. Yet, excited and willing to learn. They are shameless and guiltless in their urge for discovery. Before a child is programmed with the need for specific results, they approach life as a grand vista of opportunity – an adventure. What happens to dissuade this desire to venture into the unknown? What happens to daunt the spirit of curiosity? How did we forget to ask: What lies over the next hill? How do I get there? When do we lose the desire to enter the unidentified, and become enamored instead with the concept of safety? How did we buy into the idea of building some sort of kingdom to hide in and imagine life as a dangerous foe to battle and resist? So we ask, what is the way to relearn what it is to live expansively in the way of a child and open to the magic of curiosity, optimism and possibility? This is what we seek as we explore practices and techniques to achieve mastery, knowing, and connection. Directing your powerful mind is the key and the most important element in constructing this skill of on-going, never-failing connection. Your mind has the power to move mountains. When Jesus instructed his followers to have faith the size of a mustard seed, he meant to have focused mental control so that when you fix on a goal, you are assured of achieving it. When you set this resolve, the field of energy in which you live (the Quantum Field) has no alternative but to do your bidding. That means when you set your focus on limitation, it follows your bidding unerringly. Thus, whatever you focus on (positive or negative), you will achieve. What is it you truly want? On what are you willing to maintain focus? Jean Walters is a Transformational Coach, Akashic Reader, Best Selling Author, and Speaker. To get her newsletter sign up at http://www.spiritualtransformation.com or jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Blog: Is this enough for me? (Tranformational Story) Dweisi Mfume appeared to be an ordinary child when, at eleven, his step dad, abandoned the family. Then when he was sixteen, his mother died of cancer. That is when his life spun out of control. Mfume quit school and went to work to help support his sisters. He worked as many as three jobs in a single week. He also began started hanging out on street corners drinking with friends. “I ran with the worst people and I became the leader, he recalled in U.S. News and World Report, "I was even locked up a couple of times on suspicion of theft because I happened to be young and black. And before I knew it, I was a teenage parent, not once but five times." Yet Mfume's life took a radica turn on a July night in the late 1960s. He had been drinking with his friends when suddenly he began to feel strange. "People were standing around playing dice and everything else, and something just came over me," he remembered. "I said, 'I can't live like this anymore.' And I walked away." Mfume spent the rest of the night in prayer. That is when his new life began and he proceeded to earn his high school diploma and pursue a college degree. Mfume went on to earn a graduate degree from John Hopkins University. Then he was elected to the Baltimore City Council, and then Congress. As a congressman, Mfume became one of the most well known African American politicians in Washington, DC. His next position was president of the NAACP. Kweisi Mfume.was the name he adopted in the early 1970s in an effort to connect with his African roots. His Aunt had traveled to Ghana and suggested the name. It is a phrase that translates as “conquering son of kings.” Mfume's story is your story and my story. No matter what our beginnings, we have within us a conqueror, not of people, but of ourselves. At some point, we must ask, “Is this enough? Am I fulfilling my destiny? And, like Mfume, we may decide to alter our identity and take a new path in order to do it. The question is: Is this enough? You have the answer. Jean Walters is a tranformational coach and Akashic Reader for 40 years. She is author of best selling book: Be Outrageous: Do the Impossible - Others have and you can too! Also Dreams and the Symbology of Life (workbook for interpreting your dreams) by Jean Walters-Lucy You an reach her at 314 991 8439 or jean@spiritualtransformation.com
My Trip to John of God Martin Luther King Jr. said he went to the top of the mountain and saw the glory and was changed. In a similar way I went to the Casa Dom Inacio in Brazil and experienced life as it is supposed to be. It was also transformational. The Casa (house), which is located in Abadiania, Brazil, is home to Joao de Deus (John of God) an internationally renowned spiritual healer. It is Joao and his many tireless volunteers’ purpose to bring healing to the masses and this is accomplished each week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It is on those days that thousands of people from all over the world arrive at the Casa. They seek respite from mental, emotional, and physical pain, confusion, addiction, illness and disease (cancer, tumors, headaches, paralysis and so on). My visit was in July 2018. My objective in going to the Casa was to deepen my spiritual connection and experience. The result was a shift in awareness that occurred almost immediately upon entering the serenity of the Casa grounds. It was like entering a cocoon of love where transcendence takes place, not unlike a caterpillar gestating to become a butterfly. Giving in to the process was easy, joyful and heartfelt. I was also taken back as I viewed hundreds of people, children and babies quietly waiting their turn to be in front of the healer. Peace was in the air. There were no harsh words, impatience, or dissension anywhere or in anyone. People moved quietly while dozens, perhaps a hundred, others sat in meditation. The mediums and meditators provided an important service for they established a high vibrational energy current that allowed the entities that incorporate in to John of God to do their healing work. These entities are previously incarned exalted masters, teachers, and healers. (Saint Germain, Dr. Augusto Almeida, Jesus, Saint Francis of Assisi, King Solomon, Dom Inacio, and others. Approximately 60 in number.) Their energy vibration is high and the meditators support Medium Joao’s ability to maintain their incorporation. The energy throughout the Casa and grounds is profoundly peaceful and loving. There are gardens and an overview where you can gaze out over the surrounding countryside. There are benches where dozens of people sit in reverie or meditation. With each day the crowd grew to thousands. Some were clearly afflicted, children with birth defects, and others weak with illness. Because of the high-energy vibration at the Casa, it felt like you were under a protective umbrella or a spell and there was but one purpose – love. I found it easy to give up pressing goals and schedules and relax in peace. What a huge contrast from the rush-rush of the western world. There was a special place to pray called a “prayer triangle” (the three sides of the triangle stood for faith, love, and charity). People lined up to pray there leaving behind written requests for assistance. This special triangle represents a portal to an inner dimension where spiritual help is readily available. The environment of pure unconditional love was stunning, amazing, and even a bit shocking. It was akin to glimpsing the world the way it is supposed to be and the way it would eventually evolve to become. Within the energetic environment, there were profound changes occurring beneath the surface. The folks that showed up with healing and prayer requests from countries around the world took their turn to go before the medium, John of God, and they received interventions. Some were healed immediately and others who were working through deep, layered issues took longer. All healings were accomplished with the willingness of the individual to do his part. That meant to own his part of the problem whether that be a negative attitude, unforgiveness, self-hatred, addiction, or whatever. The entities see deep into the soul of each person and know what must be done. Incorporation can be a few seconds or a few hours. The stream of people in line that go before the entity measures up to 2000-3000 in a day. Medium Joao has no judgment toward anyone and turns no one away. This means sometimes he works into the night. He is also uncompromising in not taking payment for the healings. He knows that all healing comes from God and his part if offering his body as a vehicle for transferring energy to the afflicted. The entity that is incorporated sees past, present, and future of each person. He recognizes the disharmony and its cause and the correction must take place on every level. In other words, the body displays symptoms that result from fear, wrong thinking, anger, past karma, or misunderstanding. For that reason healing must occur on all levels – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. The volunteer staff that keeps the operation flowing and smooth suggest you ask yourself, Why do you want to be at the casa? What brings you here? And are you willing to do your work – to let go of hatred, prejudices, jealousy, victimhood, self-pity – all the negative emotions and misunderstandings that have displaced the perfection of the physical body and shown up in illness, disease and paralysis. If you are willing to become an open slate (clear space) for the entities to work, healing occurs. Sometimes it takes more than one visit to reconstruct a deformed or diseased body just as it took a long time to create such a disability. All illness, emotional upset, even spirit possession starts from erroneous thought. People then attempt to heal the physical manifestation without even dealing with its cause. That is why cancer can be healed physically and it returns. Its mental-emotional origin has never been dealt with. As you approach, the entities know who you are energetically, what you have experienced, and what you must do now. Because true healing occurs at deep levels of consciousness, I personally went through a variety of physical symptoms. At times I was quite ill. Yet through the experience I felt myself passing through many doors as I processed the changes occurring in my inner world. It was a bit of a crash course of awareness – the fast track, if you will. I was prepared for these changes. I wanted them. I had been doing research, and spiritual work, readings and even some mediumship for decades. So, I knew that I was being rebuilt from the inside out. I wondered how others who had not had the same exposure managed but I knew the entities work with each person individually for who he is and his level of understanding. That is what unconditional love is all about. My experience was a manifestation of my desire to grow to deepest spiritual connection with God. During the two weeks I spent in Abadiania, I felt my self being reconstructed. This awareness was confirmed with a vision prior to my departure to return home to St. Louis. My vision was of me unzipping and stepping out of my old self and into a new self. I was thrilled, as I knew it meant that I had accomplished my goal. When I returned home, I was a different person. My heart was opened. I was and am continually connected to the deep essence of love I discovered in Abadiania. It is my choice to live in this space and share it. That is what this story is really all about. Love exists. There are exalted people living in that space. The world is transforming and you can too. Jean Walters is a best selling author of Be Outrageous: Do the Impossible - Others have and you can too! and Set Yourself Free: Live the Life you were meant to Live! available on Amazon.com Also, Dreams and the Symbology of Life by Jean Walters-Lucy. She is a transformational coach and Akashic Reader. You can reach her at 314 991 8439 or jean@spiritualtransformation.com

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Truth Power

If you have ever fallen flat on your face or felt like a failure, you might want to remember this story because it involved a fellow who had the same experience. He was the pride of his wealthy parents who provided every advantage including the best schools, a law degree and even introductions to prominent people. Yet, beyond that, it was up to him to prove his mettle by becoming a capable lawyer. He had a terrible time in the courtroom. Easily overwhelmed, he was unable to stand up to opposition. His shyness and fear brought him to a wretched state of suffering, when finally he realized that there were people far worse off than he. That is when he began to turn himself around for it was then that he realized he could help alleviate the distress of others. It was at this point, when he took his focus off his own miseries, that he began developing a new philosophy called “Truth Power”. Through this philosophy, he was able to lead his native India to independence from the unfair treatments practiced under British law. His name was Mohandas or Mohatma Ghandi. In developing the philosophy of Truth Power, Gandhi incorporated the concepts he learned as a child when his father educated him in the importance of courage, generosity, and unwavering adherence to the principles of morality and truth. At the same time, his mother demonstrated gentleness, modesty, consideration, and the flexible strength that enables one to overcome through yielding. Both parents taught that if you want positive results, you must be positive, and that goodness, demonstrated persistently, triumphs over evil, even though it may seem to take time. Gandhi claimed that Truth Power would overcome opponents by changing them with respectful patient persistence – transforming them, not annihilating them. Repeatedly, he was told it would not work. Again and again, despite overwhelming odds, it did. In India, it led to democratic reforms; unification of political territories, parties; stopped civil war; revived home industries; emancipated the ‘untouchables’ from an unjust caste system; and freed the nation from British rule. What is your truth power? If you were to take your attention off yourself and face the world, what issue would you like to change? Do you have the courage to take a step in that direction? Jean Walters is a Transformational Life Coach, Akashic Record Reader, best selling author, and teacher for 40 years. You can find her books on Amazon.com Be Outrageous: Do the Impossible - Others Have and YOU can too! - Set Yourself Free: Live the Life YOU were meant to Live! - Dreams and the Symbology of Life by Jean Walters-Lucy You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com