Today on Creative Pathways: Balancing for Wholeness, we have talked about the process of Sacred Healing and the importance of cultivating a vibrant soul connection in the creation of our health and well-being. So, how do we do that…how do we cultivate a healing presence in our lives? Dr. Shealy has told us the importance of living life in a positive and intentional manner and Dr. Church has explained that the Heart Math studies show how people who practice love and compassion in their lives have decreased heart rate variability and a more stable and consistent heart rhythm. Blending these two concepts we begin to see the importance of living with our hearts and minds connected. I call this the consciously creative path of self expression. It’s where we make the moment by moment conscious choice to release the past and reclaim our ability to create a life filled with peace, harmony, and abundance. It’s time to remember our spiritual heritage and make a conscious choice to live life in alignment with Spirit.

To be able to make the kinds of conscious choices that reflect an awakened relationship with Spirit, we need a way to reach a state of inner balance where we are not allowing limiting thoughts and reactive emotions to make our choices for us…like puppets on a string! When we strive to achieve this state of inner balance…when we make the conscious choice to release the old ways of thinking and reacting, we form a kind of union with Spirit from which lasting healing is imparted.

In this union we are connected to the higher vibrations of unconditional love. It is this enhanced state that creates for us profound insights and deep healing, so that we begin to live in a conscious manner taking full responsibility for our thoughts and actions. This is how we learn to become conscious co-creators with Spirit – by setting your intention to affirm this connection in all aspects of life, you empower yourself to create in alignment with this higher spiritual force and express the fullest potential of your True Self.

But how do we let go of the old ways of thinking and reacting? How do we begin to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions? The first step in leading a conscious life is to make an intention to remember: Remember to Connect with the healing Presence of Spirit. So you’ll need to find a way to do this; I like the idea like tying a string around your wrist, wearing a special ring on your finger, or even posting sticky notes all around – to serve as physical reminders to stay fully present and connected with Soul. We need to learn how to detach from our stressors, and being in the present moment allows the option of not reacting in the same old way to your usual stressors … you know, the rush hour traffic, spilled milk, angry customers, unruly children, and project deadlines. You probably have a whole list of these kinds of personal life stressors.

And when you find yourself just starting to react to that stressful event, allow yourself to notice the ring and remember … remember to connect with Spirit. And Breathe….let the energy of the breath do the work for you of letting go, of detaching from the event. Align with the intention to no longer react to things outside of yourself; you are seeking a more empowered way of being in the world….peaceful, harmonious, and joyful.

Now you would center your awareness in your heart…that means feel the energy of your heart…dropping into the subtle ebb and flow of the beating pulse. Be still in this place, fully connected with the healing Presence of the Soul, and breathe. Now your heart and mind are connected. Picture a vibrant blue, living matrix of energy, and overlay this, the divine blueprint of your Soul onto the entire situation, including yourself…like a soft blue energy blanket that comforts you and calms you. In that very moment you will notice a shift in the way that you feel, as you have now begun the process of transforming the past by connecting with the Soul’s perfect blueprint.

You will have taken charge of your emotional reaction, letting the power of the Soul transform your life. So, remember to connect with Spirit and overlay the Soul’s perfect Blueprint to engage the process of living a conscious life. Be one with the Soul …Take the consciously creative path and express your True Self!