Finding Balance

  • Words of Wisdom

    What if we were never really intended to be in balance all the time?

  • What if balance, as most people think of it, is an illusion?

Today I am going to share my musings and awareness on this age-old topic of Balance.

Think about it, how often in your life have you felt like everything is in balance? Like you spend the perfect amount of time and energy each day on yourself, your family, your community and your career?

I believe most of you would answer that question with a resounding NO. When you are in the midst of a tight deadline for your work, that is going to get the majority of your attention; yet when you go on vacation with your family they are the ones who receive the attention. If you are not feeling well, you would be wise to place more focus on yourself and your well being. On and on it goes… there are a million different circumstances that demand varying amounts of your attention at any given time. This is the normal ebb and flow of life.

We get things done by placing our attention upon the things that demand it at that time. I am not talking about being distracted by every little thing that comes along. I am referring to placing our attention upon the things in life that are truly valuable to us and require attention.

People do not achieve success in their chosen career by ignoring deadlines and dealing with it later when they happen to feel like it. So too, they do not go on vacation by simply deciding they wish to, it takes some intention and attention for the vacation to unfold.

I have had far too many people ask me in session and class about how to maintain balance and the answer I receive is consistent. There is no one definition for balance, and it is crucial to look at it from a larger perspective, not just day-to-day. I have, over time, come to believe that day-to-day balance is an illusion.

Of course, it is worthwhile to carve out some time each day/week for self-care, for family and friends, and for activities you enjoy.  But maybe there are some days that get more family time, and other days that get more self-care time. Does that mean you are out of balance? Not necessarily, it may mean you are responding appropriately to circumstances.

If we look at balance from a larger perspective, that is when we can begin to see patterns evolve. If you look at your life, and you are always too busy to exercise or take care of yourself, that is not balanced. Similarly, if you look at your life and you are consistently putting in 60-70 hours a week at work and never see your family, that is not balanced. On the other hand, spending all day, every day doing nothing is not balanced either.

However, if you take a step back and see bits of intense activity focused on career, family, friends, self-care and personal development, then you may be living a more balanced life than you give yourself credit for.

My advice is to follow your passions, get excited and caught up in things, give it all your energy at the time it is needed. Just be sure to do that will all aspects of your life. Give your undivided attention to friends, family, career and self at various times throughout your days and weeks. Undivided attention is far more valuable (particularly to other people in your life) than fitting everything into every day and only giving each thing a fraction of your attention.

Live large, live intensely and find your own balance. 

If you wish to learn more about Finding Balance, you are invited to my upcoming three-part Transmission of Light Series which addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual components of our awakening. This series will be happening in April, May and June 2018.

Being Enough

There is so much information, everywhere we look, about how to improve, to be better, to change, to beat the competition. And the list goes on, and one. I was looking through a list of Women’s Empowerment books on a website today and the theme of having to ‘do more’ really stood out.

But what if you were actually perfect, just the way you are? What if there is nothing to add, just a few self-judgments to take away? When we were young children, we never doubted we were enough – that was a learned behaviour; one we learned from society. We learned it from all the other people who also believe they are not enough, which they learned from the generations before them, and so it has gone, for far too long.

Here is a brief excerpt from the message transmitted to the group during the February Transmission of Light which reminds us of just how grand we already are.

“We wish for you to go back to the heart, back into that place of knowing self or maybe questioning self. You may call it either one. Go into that heart space and give yourself permission to be the wise, to be the grounded, to be the centred being that you are. In truth, you are these vast, wise, intelligent beings who have been crammed into these 3rd-dimensional bodies to have this physical experience. That is not who you are. That is a very small element of who you are. You are so much more than that, so much more wisdom, so much more light. It is time for that wisdom to take its next step of opening and awakening. That is not to say your forsake your precious body, rather honour all that you are, not just part of it.” 

We are not able to settle honestly and authentically into that wisdom if we are busy judging self and feeling the need to be fixed or improve. Maybe it is time to just ‘be enough exactly as you are’ and finally surrender to your vastness, beauty and wisdom.

You have probably noticed a theme in my musing for 2018, a theme of surrender. This is an 11 year (2+0+1+8) which is Mastery. It is not about being or doing more, rather it is about recognizing our innate worth, as humans an as divine cosmic beings. That spark (soul) housed in our human container is pure magic, yet we are so focused on the perceived flaws in the container, we completely miss the magic of the spark that gives us life.

A brief affirmation that you may find beneficial is “I surrender all that I think I am, I surrender all that I think I know, I surrender to my beauty, my wisdom and my worth. I am perfect, whole and complete exactly as I am”. Of course you are welcome to add other things to surrender, however, I recommend you keep it simple and manageable. The more often you repeat these words, the more you will give yourself permission to ‘be enough’.

I challenge you to practice repeating this affirmation multiple times each day and notice if you are able to be more loving and gentle with yourself and others.

If you are feeling ready to surrender all the baggage you have taken on from the world around you, then come on over and join me in my upcoming Find Your JOY Class or maybe book a Personal Breakthrough session. It is time to ‘be enough’.

 

 

Commit to the Shift

sun in handsWisdom of the Galactic Council

Transmitted by Ye’Yesh Ye’Yar through Bonnie Bogner, Dec 13, 2017

Indeed it is an advanced soul that is able to consistently move towards what they wish, rather than away from that which they fear. Fear is a powerful motivator and most do not know how to operate free from it. It is also the advanced soul that can be caught up in the turmoil of the new energies and still feel comfortable. 

Operating in a space free of fear is the essence of ascension. There is no judgment here, simply observation. We do not judge those who operate in fear, for that is simply where they’re at. But there are a few awakening souls who are ready to operate primarily from a place of love rather than fear. There are also many who wish to operate from the place of trust, and simply do not know quite how to do so. One of the default ways that many navigate the new energy is to deny their physical experience. They would rather go play in the multidimensional and ignore the physical 3D reality. This is unhealthy on many levels, as the simple truth is that you came here to have a third-dimensional experience. Further, you came here to anchor the love on the planet, which you cannot do if you are not connected and grounded to mother earth.

Committing to the Shift Process 

Do this process standing up immediately upon awakening and just before you go to sleep. Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the process, it is very powerful. 

  1. Stand up straight and strong, with your feet flat on the floor, you back straight and aligned, tailbone tucked beneath you. Shoulders back and relaxed, hands by your side, and open.
  2. Standing in this position take a couple of deep breaths into the heart to centre yourself.
  3. Next take a few long breaths connecting to the earth, as if you are drawing your breath from the earth and then sending that energy back down into the earth on the exhale. As you do so, commit yourself to being here in the 3rd dimension, to being truly present at this time, in this place, on the planet. Give thanks for your opportunity of this human experience. Stand and be present in this commitment.
  4. Now turn your attention to all that is shifting so rapidly, all of the changes you are aware of, as well as those changes that you know nothing of, except that they are coming. And give thanks for the opportunity to be part of this experience. Commit to being one of those people who will ground and anchor the new energy upon the planet. Request Divine Guidance and assistance in knowing how to navigate the energy, in being patient with yourself, and to surrender and lovingly embrace the experience rather than fighting.
  5. Allow this to be who you are. The more you are able to commit the more you will be able to stand strong in the new energy. You do not need to know exactly how to do all of this, you simply need to be willing and committed to allowing it to flow through you.

Please know dear ones, as you make this request you are further committing to your role on this planet in the awakening. And as such, it is very important to follow the nudges, innate guidance, and your own intuition. It is a time for gentleness and flow, not a time for rigidity and resistance. Most of you have been very well conditioned into the need to be rigid, to resist, to question and doubt all that is not part of the usual. These new energies are anything but usual, they are anything but common, for they are filled with new and vast potential. 

Message from Bonnie regarding this process:

Above is that the Galactic Council offered to me in channel last week. I am delighted to share it with each of you, as I feel it is a process whose time is upon us. The more who practices it, the more quickly we can all adjust. Don’t get me wrong, I have been finding the shifting energy is challenging as well. But I’m also finding this practice helps to anchor and center me.

Last night as I did this practice before bed, I felt tingles running through my entire body. I then slept more soundly than I have for some time now. 

I have also added a brief guided meditation to lead you through the process, my little gift to you. If you like it tell others (share this post), if you don’t like it, tell me!

Commit to the Shift  audio with download

If you are looking for further support, you may wish to consider my upcoming
Prepare for 2018 Webinar on Dec. 28th
or a Personal Breakthrough Session

 

 

Navigating the Contrast – Pt. 3

Here it is!Navigating Change 3

The next edition of the Navigating Change series.

If you remember we had spoken earlier this year about 2017 being a year of New Beginnings. This means it was filled with the energy of new potential opening up for people. And when we open to something new, we must also be prepared to say goodbye to something old. At times this may have been harsh, like all that was precious was being ripped away. At other times a more gentle farewell. And of course, there is plenty we are still doggedly hanging onto, determined to not let it go at all costs. 

As part of the New Beginnings, there have been waves and waves of potential sweep over us this past year, which may have been rather intense.  Like you were being pushed – hard.  Symptoms of these new beginnings could include an intensified sense of restlessness or seeking, new and unexpected opportunities, sudden changes in health, career or accommodations. The key to navigating all of this has certainly been flexibility and surrender, adapting to new circumstances at a moment’s notice, and remaining open to possibilities beyond imagination. 

And of late, there have been some new symptoms appearing, the past 1 to 2 months have brought with it a lull in the barrage of newness and actually left people feeling at loose ends or disoriented, possibly a little tired or depressed. It does not mean that the potential of new beginnings has gone away – rather we are now floating in a calmer sea of the newness, rather than being buffeted about by crashing waves of potential. I could liken it to having an intense experience such as meeting a tight deadline, being outside all day in a strong wind or attending a concert with very loud music. Once the intensity has subsided it will feel very still, and likely a sense of relief. But it may also feel empty. This simultaneous relief and void can cause confusion and contribute to the conflicting emotions I mentioned above. 

And so as we rest in this void, in this opening, it is an opportunity for us to prepare for what is to come in 2018. For even as 2017 the year of #1 and New Beginnings is drawing to a close, we are approaching the energy of 2018 and the next potential that will carry. 

Numerology of 2018
2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11
1 + 1 = 2

TWO is all about duality, two of something so choosing one or the other, a time of making decisions. This translates into a time of free choice and the opportunity for different outcomes. 

ELEVEN is a master number and the number of illumination.

These two energies working together create an environment of making informed (or illuminated) decisions and moving forward with new choices.  

Sounds to me that 2017, the year of New Beginnings Amplified has set the stage perfectly for some “Illuminated Decisions” in 2018.  Be prepared for opportunities to appear in your life requiring big decisions. Become more aware of your actions and be your own observer. Even as you may have felt mired down this year with too many expectations and choices, half-information that prevented you from making choices, or even feeling unable to figure things out, this coming year of 11 (Illumination) and 2 (Duality) has the potential to open things up beautifully for you. Stay tuned to your life and be prepared to make bold (and drastic) decisions to catapult into your next evolution in this life.

You may ask “More contrast, more change, and more choice?” 
Yes, that is exactly what it is.
My, what fun 2018 will be.   

If this has peaked your interest and you would like to learn more about navigating these changing times, I invite you to become part of the Inner Circle Membership. It is dedicated to energetically supporting my tribe in the navigation of these changing times.

To learn more you can go to 
Soul-Vibrations.thinkific.com/courses/GC-Inner-Circle

 

 

Compassion

This was originally posted to the Wisdom of the Galactic Council Facebook group, but I thought it was worth repeating here.

purpleCompassion is the ability to look past your limited perspective, your own beliefs, values and desires, and to observe the true nature of the person or situation. It is about letting go of the need to be right and simply embrace the desire to BE. It is about understanding that you don’t understand, and probably never will, but accepting anyway. It is about looking at all aspects of any given situation and holding love in your heart for everyone concerned.

We have seen over these past weeks tremendous judgment of those you would label as white supremacists. We are not suggesting you should endorse or love their behaviour, we are suggesting that they are part of something much larger, just as the victims of these situations are part of this larger lesson. The students cannot have the lessons without their teachers, even if the lesson seems harsh. And when you hold hatred in your heart for those that would hate, you are adding to the situation. Yet, when you hold love in your heart even for those that you may wish to hate, you are helping to remove the judgment that contributed to the origins of the situation. This, in turn, creates space for everyone involved to learn what they need to and move on to new less-heavy experiences.

The same is true of all of the judgment of the current administration of the United States. There is a need for a tremendous shift, and big shift does not usually come easily. We are not asking you to “approve” of what is happening, rather, to hold the experience in your heart with love and compassion, understanding that there is much more to this unfolding than meets your eyes and limited understanding.

And finally, we ask that you hold yourself in your heart with compassion, knowing it is okay that not everything is fully understood. It is not possible for a soul living in a 3D body and working with 3D thinking to completely understand the multidimensional. You may have an awareness of something more, but for the time being, you simply cannot think fully in multi-D. It would actually eliminate your reason for being in 3D bodies if you had that full understanding.

We invite you to lighten up on your views of yourself and your views of the world. Many complex things are unfolding as they must at this time, and each one of you can aid this process simply by choosing compassion for yourself and for the world around you.

One of our main roles in this ascension experience is to provide you with information, the other is to hold you in our hearts in compassion regardless of what you choose to do or learn in human form.

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transmitted by Bonnie Bogner
August 30, 2017

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