Alpha Companions Explained – An Update

Today’s meditation is another friend’s blog. This one is very meaningful to me. I hope it becomes the same to you.

We are powerful beings, my friends. Don’t ever let your light be extinguished by the heaviness of this human reality.

My love to you today,

The Dragonfly’s Student

Musings From My Journey

gladiator_sandals_in_painting_01 Artist John William Godward

As we travel on our journeys, information is given to us by our guides. Sometimes it is a bit vague and we are left trying to understand what a new phrase or concept means. We continue on and more pieces of the puzzle come together and a picture starts to emerge that helps us understand better that new concept or phrase. This has been true for me with the “alpha companion” phrase.

More information has come in which gives the phrase a slightly different meaning than what I understood at the time. The phrase came to me a couple times in dreams. I had never heard the phrase before until then. I was trying to explain the new information to my friend, Cynthia, and she urged me to write a blog post about it to help people understand. It will be difficult for some to wrap…

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Happiness is the journey

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”

I’ve been thinking about that Buddha-credited quote today. So many of us spend our lives working for happiness, looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We trudge through our daily lives because we hope to one day be rewarded with happiness.

Growing up, I remember kids estimating their age to the next year. The day after their ninth birthday, they’re already claiming to be almost-10. I’ve known people who frown through their lives hoping their retirement will bring the happiness they desire. But what if that happiness never materializes? What if you get sick five years before your retirement and become too disabled to take that world cruise you’ve always dreamed of. It happens. I’ve seen it.

Maybe happiness has been there all along, waiting for you to discover the secret.
Maybe happiness has been there all along, waiting for you to discover the secret.

I used to work with a woman who regularly worked on her bucket list. Teresa visited the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and Germany (where she bought a BMW that she had shipped to Miami), to name a few, during the time I knew her as my co-teacher at the high school. She lives her life richly. Of course, she had the resources, but I’ve also known people with the resources who sit and wait for the proverbial “right time.”

What if the “right time” never comes?

The truth is, the right time is now. Happiness is not the path; it has been there all along, waiting for you to discover the secret.

If we are to live a full life, shouldn’t we strive to live it now, not tomorrow?

What if a doctor were to say you had six months to live. What would you do?

  • Would you visit Spain to see the running of the bulls?
  • Would you visit the Grand Canyon to see nature’s glory first-hand?
  • Would you take your kids camping for a week of family time memories?

That’s your thought for the day. Instead of working toward an imagined perfect retirement, what would make your current path your true path of happiness?

Much love, my friends,

The Dragonfly’s Student

Roles

Today’s post is a share. My teacher muses on the roles we play. I have chosen the role of a student, always open, always learning. What role have you chosen, my friends?

Much love and brilliant light to you,

The Dragonfly’s Student

David D' Gilead

Sometimes we take life too seriously. We take the roles we play too seriously, we then validate ourselves, our self-worth, against the roles we play and how we play them in comparison to others (forgetting that we chose to play them for the sake of the game)…

Pen & Ink self portrait.DavidD'Gilead Pen & Ink self portrait. David D’Gilead 2015

What a beautiful mess of human kind-ness!

Some people take even their image in social media too seriously, getting completely identified with what they see on the screen, even if they are the ones that invented it and published it. And then some go further, gossiping about others they have never met but merely saw their updates on this virtual reality. Without realizing it, they don’t know the person at all, all they see is their reflection on a screen… Moreover only ONE reflection.

All I can do is smile.

I, especially, enjoy smiling…

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The First Chakra — The Root (Red)

Yesterday, I shared a picture of my “partner in crime,” the little mouse that represents my roommate, Mind. Studying the picture I shared, I realized Claude was working with the color red from his palette.

That color represents the Root chakra that is the base of all of the non-physical energy points through which the energy from Source moves into and through us. The root chakra is what grounds and stabilizes us in this life. Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra is responsible for safety and security on this earthly journey.

An imbalance in the root chakra presents as anxiety disorders and fears. Physically, the imbalance can show up as problems in the lower regions, like the colon and bladder, or with the lower back. See more at: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/the-root-chakra-muladhara#sthash.MzhoTf8J.dpuf

Healing the root chakra takes many forms, we can use gemstones and exercises, like Bandha yoga and Kegel exercises.

I like meditation.

Maybe I’ll try some yoga as I meditate to the sound of the Root Chakra:

Happy lessons, my friends.

The Dragonfly’s Student

Learning to work with my shadow

El Ratoncito is what Mom used to call him, that little mouse that eats away at my insides. It’s been years since she identified him, years since I started accessing Spirit and growing in my own right. He’s still around. I don’t recognize him until it’s too late to curb my response, and that response is sometimes more than I can humanly handle.

Does anyone else have this problem?

I survive by watching and feeling. If something feels right, I accept that as communication from my Higher Self or God/Source. But that little mouse sitting somewhere in my soul watches and waits, reacting only when he feels the time is right to reveal a truth I’ve been hiding.

I try to understand, but it’s impossible. I’ve talked it out with my friends, written about it in my journals, even visited counselors, but the little mouse won’t reveal himself until the time is right.

I wonder who he is and what his function could possibly be.

He is my inner truth. I wonder if he represents one of my roommates, those four parts of me that make up the entire human. I’ve written about it before. Freud called them Id, Ego, and Superego. Erik Medhus calls them the four roommates – Mind, Spirit, Body, and Soul. (http://www.channelingerik.com/the-four-roommates/)

The latest Ratoncito incident revealed a disagreement between Spirit and … I guess … Body… or maybe Mind. Geez, I can’t figure it out. Spirit is willing and loving whatever gets thrown in my way. Body steps over and around and has learned to accept and make the best of things. Mind, however… Maybe Ratoncito is Mind.

Then I remember El Juglador’s recent comment: “To be critical, without hope, is cynicism. To be hopeful without cynicism is to be naïve.” And I remember the shadow he spoke of.

Yes. My Ratoncito is part of this thing. It hides within my memories and experiences, connecting them with emotions in order to help me remember. He is my shadow. He is Mind. He is that part of me that I usually try to run from because of the connections that remind me of the pain associated with my experiences.

Most days, my little mouse is locked in his cage, running around aimlessly on his wheel and paying attention to what goes on in my life. I think he’s running aimlessly, but he’s noticing. He knows. And when the time is right, he attacks.

I consider it an attack because I don’t like to feel helpless. I usually put up a wall to protect my heart from pain. That little mouse feels it for me, and sometimes he needs to share.

I guess it’s not bad to remember the emotions. I guess it’s okay to let myself feel the tears and the pain, the shadows of my existence. To do that, to allow the four roommates to share and to be whole, is the goal of our human existence, isn’t it? Shouldn’t we be able to recognize, enjoy, and conquer the duality of this human experience?

I think so.

To begin with, I think I’ll give him a name.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to Claude the Mouse. …

Claude the Mouse

I don’t want to be annoying …

I promised to journal every day for 40 days. I know how annoying that can get for readers, though. We sign up for daily meditations or weekly spiritual encouragement, then our twitter-feed or email get clogged.

Many of us feel this way, I know. The truth is, though, we feel this way because we doubt ourselves. Have you ever noticed that the most annoying people you know are the ones who think nothing they do is ever wrong? I guess self-doubt is our own safety-switch to keep us from getting too full of ourselves. To be truly healthy, we should strive for equal parts self-assuredness and self-doubt. You know what they say, “Crazy people don’t think they’re crazy,” so as long as we doubt ourselves a little, we ensure our sanity stays intact.

Or it could all be just a fool’s game …. hmmm

I would love for you, my readers, to let me know what you think about this. I would also love to be able to write about your questions.

Please comment below or drop me a line at: dragonflystudent@gmail.com

Much love,

The Dragonfly’s Student

Meditation suggestion

Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphin Release – Binaural Beats + Isochronic Tones.

Today’s post is a brief suggestion. Meditation is calming and crucial, I’ve found, in order to break free from what I call the human matrix of 3D Earth.

The best way to listen to binaural beats is with head phones or ear buds.

Enjoy the relaxation this Sunday, my friends. May God walk with you today.

Namaste,

The Dragonfly’s Student