Awakening Experience #1- Entering the Infinite Heartspace

October 10, 2012 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Wisdom · Comment 

Entering the Infinite Heartspace

Create a personal intention for what you want to experience during this time. Find a place where you know you won’t be interrupted for 15 to 30 minutes. This can be indoors or outdoors. Make sure you are comfortable and have some water to sip.

Now, take a few sips of your water. Close your eyes. Begin to take some clearing and relaxing breaths. Remember that you have no right or wrong way to do this. Breathe in through your nose all that’s new and fresh and breathe out through your mouth all that is stale and toxic including tension and stress. Continue to breathe like this until you feel your heartbeat calming and slowing down. Feel your shoulders relaxing and dropping because you are releasing tension and stress.

Awakening Infinite HeartSpace

Imagine your favorite thing to do or favorite place to be. What brings you the most joy? For example, if you love being by the water, imagine your favorite water place in the middle of your chest. Is it a waterfall, lake, river, pond, fountain or the ocean? Imagine it in the middle of your chest just above your ribs and below your collar bone.

Now that you have chosen your favorite place and can imagine it in the center of your chest (your heartspace and infinite heart) continue to breathe. Find your own rhythm as you begin your journey from the top of your head to your favorite place that brings you joy–your infinite heart. Imagine traveling the path downward and notice what’s different. Move into your heartspace, your infinite heart, and feel the joy it brings to you. Allow yourself to BE joy-filled.

Know that you are safe and allow yourself to feel the infinite and expansive space of your heart. Allow wonder, love and joy to emerge. Ahhhhh. When you are ready you can return to your conscious mind by taking two or three more breaths and slowly opening your eyes. Feel your body. Move your neck, shoulders and spine gently. Rub your arms and legs. Stretch and return to now. Sip some water and, if you like, write down what you notice that’s different from your experience. Don’t think. Just write. What did you notice?

The more you practice, the more you will notice and feel. Moving into your infinite heart will become easier each time. You can ask a question before you begin or in the moment ask God or your guides to show you what unconditional love feels like in the space of your infinite heart. Enjoy being amazed.

With Great Love & Light,

Victoria Barna
©2012 & Beyond

p.s. Next week Awakening Experience #2 – A Guided Journey into Awakening; Please SHARE our article and any comments below about your Infinite Heartspace experience.

Awakening Your Infinite Heart

September 27, 2012 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Wisdom · Comment 

Awakening

In the light of dawn and the dark of night
I feel the yearning in my heart.
Rejoice, for as the light grows brighter from within
I find all that I seek.

What does it mean for one to awaken?

First, the awakening that takes place within the heartspace is more metaphorical. It is not necessarily the physical heart muscle, although the heart muscle is conscious just as every part of our being is conscious.

We associate the heart with emotions and love. We speak of broken hearts, mending hearts, open hearts, grieving hearts and loving hearts in everyday experiences. Some may even call this place soul, life force and essence.

Imagine a neutral and expansive heartspace. Physically feel it in the center of your chest, below the collar bone and above the rib cage. Feel it clear and centered. It is here when thoughts are quiet and minds are silent that infinite wisdom, cosmic information and knowledge and answers to our greatest questions can be received and understood clearly.

Infinite information is available to guide, assist and inform in each moment if our conscious minds are quiet enough so that information can filter through and be sorted out. This is when meditation and other tools to help quiet the mind are helpful and useful.

The Infinite Heart is neutral and expansive!

How do you know when you are awakening?

Some people have described it: “I feel restless but I don’t know what it is.” “I have an amazing life but I know there is something more.” “My life is blessed. I know it. I want to give back but I don’t know how.” “I feel as though I’m supposed to do something more with my life. I want to make a contribution, a difference, and I’m not sure what it looks like.”

Your experience is yours.
Embrace and own it!

Age doesn’t seem to be a factor. Comparable comments have been made by people in their twenties as well as their sixties and older. Each person’s journey of awakening is an individual one.

A person chooses this awakening at precisely the time it’s felt and the experience develops. Divine it is and it’s in divine timing.

Have you ever found yourself wishing that your awakening had happened earlier?

I did, and I realized that I chose the time for my own awakening and also chose the other types of experiences to create the foundation that would best support my life purpose and journey along the way.

Practical tools are available for everyone’s use. Astrology, numerology, subtle energy practices, QiGong, Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation and breath work, to name a few, are available to help quiet racing thoughts and bring awareness into the conscious mind. All of these practices provide helpful ways to move into your heartspace more easily where answers and inner peace can be found—a place where feeling centered and grateful feel natural.

Help is available.
You are never alone.
Ask!

If your journey has been an evolving and transformational one, you can think of it as a spiral and not a straight line going directly from point A to point B. Through the awakening process, like the spiral, imagine that there is no ending but only a deeper level of awakening taking place.

The analogy of peeling an onion which has many layers is also used to explain this process.

The spiral image is perfect since it has no ending and it has no beginning. On the spiral you are just at a different point on the spiral.

As a conscious choice to expand and grow is made limited thinking, beliefs, habits and expectations are released.

Remember who you’ve been and remember who you are. Remember who you’ve always been and why you’re here.

You are a creator
who creates in each and every moment.
Consciously choose to expand and grow.

When awakening begins we may remember that we have no separation from the Divine. We begin to know that the Divine can be and is described by many names which include God, Creator, Spirit, All That Is/Was/and Ever Will Be, the ONE, or Allah. No name is all-inclusive. Many people have no name at all to describe the Divine.

It really doesn’t matter what you call the ONE Source of All. Here we’ll use the name of God to describe the ONE Source. Please insert your own name for the Divine and ONE Source, the one that is most comfortable for you when you see the name of God used.

We are not separate from God.

The Divine ONE Source

is known by many names

and the Divine,

the ONE Source

can be known by no name.

As the journey of awakening begins it may seem confusing at first. You may feel as though you don’t know what to do next or how to get clear answers. This is when getting in touch with your heart’s desire helps. It’s not uncommon to hear, “I can’t meditate; it’s too hard for me to focus; I don’t have time; or I don’t have a quiet space where I’m not interrupted.”

To assist you during the awakening process we will be sharing, on our next two blog posts, different Opening Experiences to help you move into your infinite heartspace and feel its expansiveness.

Surrender
and let go
of what you believe
the outcome is.


You are more than you think!

With Great Love & Light,

Victoria Barna
©2012 & Beyond


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LOVE BEYOND MEASURE

December 17, 2009 · Filed Under Channeled Messages, Higher Consciousness · Comment 

Mary Magdalene through Victoria Barna

Yes, it is I, the Magdalene, speaking to you now, Dear and Precious Children of the Universe. I hold each and every one of you in my heart and I send you LOVE beyond measure. I speak through the channel known as Victoria for we have agreed that this is so.

There is much to share with you at this time on planet earth, is there not? Many messages are coming forth for it is a great time of spiritual awakening and growth of consciousness.

LOVE is the journey, Dear Ones. It always has been and it always will be. This fundamental premise has been forgotten for eons of time and now is coming into conscious awareness on a greater scale. When one returns to the core of who he or she is truly—an essence that is LOVE—miracles occur, do they not? LOVE is the state of BEING that must prevail.

Now let me ask you this: “Why is LOVE not present for many?” We speak here not of romantic love but of unconditional love—LOVE beyond all measure.

LOVE as a state of BEING is different from being in love although both can co-exist. When you are LOVE it is unconditional and eternal. You have acceptance, peace, joy, bliss, harmony, a remembrance of yourself and who you are, and why you chose to incarnate in this lifetime. You recognize and remember that you are ONE with All-That-Was, Is and Ever-Will-Be. You remember that you are part of SOURCE, created in love. You remember yourself as LOVE and as love incarnate. Your connection goes far beyond your physical body. You are part of limitless time and space. You are part of limitless dimensions and experiences, past, present and future. You are also here NOW, a spiritual being having a human experience, contributing to the growth of ALL consciousness and expanding awareness. You have chosen this time and place to BE, and your experiences are yours to create for all of you are powerful creators with limitless resources available to you.

Now here is the irony of BEING LOVE. LOVE is who you are NOW, always have been and always will be. There are no exceptions. So, why do we have chaos, fear and suffering, feelings of unworthiness, illness and lack today on earth? For many years some individuals have chosen to use power, greed and selfish action as ways to be. What choices have you made?

Most people have forgotten that they are MORE than who they think they are! It is as if a cloud or a veil has hidden the true self, the spiritual self. NOW is a great time of spiritual awakening. The clouds and veils are clearing. Humanity and Precious Mother Earth have reached a crossroads.

What path will you choose now?

The path of LOVE, peace, joy, abundance, prosperity and harmony for all, or will you choose to stay on the present path of perpetuating broken systems, suffering, greed, power, hopelessness and lack for too many people?

Change is possible—one choice at a time, one individual at a time. You are like the ripples in a pond when a pebble is dropped. Know that your choice is like the pebble and its effects are far-reaching.

This may sound strange to you but remember, Dear and Precious Children of the Universe, you are eternal spiritual beings choosing to have human experiences in this time and place. Yes, this is true. Many of you are ancient and wise souls who have chosen to be here at this time for precisely this reason: to bring about and effect change.

You have been given free will, choice, by Creator/Mother-Father-God/Source/All-That-Is-ONE. How beautiful this is, for Creator will never force you to make choices against your own will. Growth occurs through the choices we make, does it not? A great awakening has started on earth. Systems and choices are being questioned. Individual accountability is being brought into the LIGHT. Opportunities to change, shift and grow are here now.

How does one return to the state of BEING, the state of BEING that you were originally? How do you become LOVE every minute?

It begins one choice at a time—a choice that is consciously made. It is time to reclaim the power of your true self and allow, accept and own the glory and magnificence of the creator you are, one who co-creates with All and serves the highest and greatest good for life, humanity, this earth and all universes. It is time to release anything that no longer serves you, and it is time to embrace the TRUTH that change begins within, peace begins within and LOVE begins within. No one or any other thing can do it for you. It is you who must take the first step and the first action.

You are not alone, for all you have to do is ask for help, clarity, strength, forgiveness, releasing, understanding, and LOVE BEYOND MEASURE from Creator/Mother-Father-God/Source/All-That-Is-ONE in each moment.

Ask for the divine beings of LIGHT to guide and assist you. They will not impose but only wait for your call. Nothing is too great or too small. ASK for help, assistance and guidance, Dear Ones. We are here waiting for your call. Angels, ascended masters, medicine men and women of the Light, spirit guides from the animal kingdom, gods/goddesses, elementals, fairies and ancestors, to name a few, all await your call.

Do not feel overwhelmed by so many to call upon. Over time they will make themselves known to you, if you are open to receive them. For now, call upon the ONE you hold most high, the ONE you may or may not name, for this is not about religion; rather, it is about growing and expanding self and consciousness for ALL. This is your journey in this time and space—the journey of LOVE. Allow, accept and own it for it is yours to choose.

It is with great love, joy and peace that I offer these words to you. It is I, the Magdalene, who has spoken. So it is done.

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Beloved Mary Magdalene first made her presence known to Victoria in 2008. After much dialogue it was agreed that The Magdalene would speak through Victoria carrying forth messages of LOVE.

Victoria Barna, author of CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace and
RECLAIM YOUR POWER An Evolving Journey of Choice and Transformation, spiritual healer and teacher, founded Evolving Journeys and Evolving Journeys Publishing House to Create Success through Conscious Awareness . . . one choice and one book at a time. Victoria believes that LOVE is the greatest transformer of all; we are all creators and masters, ONE with God/Source/Creator/All-That-Ever-Was-and-Will-Be.

©Copyright 12/14/2009

Who Am I and Why Am I Here?

April 21, 2009 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Wisdom · Comment 

As a Spiritual Coach, Healer, Speaker and Teacher I often meet with people who sense or feel that there is “something more,” something that hasn’t been finished – something that seems to be missing in their life. This is true for individuals who seem to “have it all” as well as those who appear to “struggle” in each moment. What I have found is that these feelings often are symptomatic of a Spiritual Awakening that is going on deep within the soul. The soul cries out and yearns to emerge and share the wisdom and knowing of something far greater than is currently being expressed. It is a knowing that we are all spiritual beings having human experiences that will grow and expand consciousness. It is a knowing that is ready to expand the spark of “Light” within that aids and assists the individual journey of remembering. It is the desire to connect or reconnect with Source/God/Creator/Spirit, whatever you name the ONE.

We are beautiful children of God, children of Light and LOVE. Our soul cries out to release all feelings of separation, feelings that it has been separated from the Divine when truly this feeling of separation has been nothing but an illusion. It is an illusion that our mind has created for there never has been nor will there ever be a separation between us and the Divine for we are beautiful children of God and the Divine is within us. What if you felt in each moment the power of who you are? What if your lens for living life became a lens of unconditional love, forgiveness, gratitude and service how would your life and choices change?

One of the great Spiritual Teachers is Nelson Mandella… Please enjoy reading his shared wisdom of Claiming Your Light from his 1994 inaugural speech.

CLAIMING YOUR LIGHT

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
our deepest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our Light, not our darkness
that most frighten us.
We ask ourselves, who am I
to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a Child of God.

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that other people
won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest
The Glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
it’s in everyone and as we let our light shine
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

Nelson Mandela – 1994 – Inaugural Speech

Knowing who you are and why you are here is to Reclaim Your Power and shine your light!

Victoria Barna
Spiritual Coach, Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2009

Reclaim Your Power Through Conscious Choice

March 30, 2009 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness · 1 Comment 

What does it mean to Reclaim Your Power? When was the last time that you chose to do something just because it pleased you to do it for yourself? I’m talking about doing things that harm no one or thing so let’s be clear about that.  Did you wonder what others would think about you when you did it? Did it bring you a sense of joy and peace when it was done? How did you feel? Was it a good feeling, one of self empowerment or self mastery? Was this CHOICE CONSCIOUSLY made?

Conscious choice is what is missing in our lives. It is time to reclaim our power and remember that we create our life through our thoughts and choices. When was the last time you ended your day and couldn’t remember what you did? Being aware of what you are choosing in each moment is part of reclaiming your power.

What lens do you use when you make your choices? Do you give the choice much thought or is it done on auto pilot? If you use auto pilot let me propose a different lens to use. I have used the lens of LOVE, GRATITUDE and SERVICE for a few years now and once I began this consciously my life began to shift. I consciously chose to pursue my spiritual path rediscovering who I am and why I am here. What a beautiful journey it has been for me as I chose to reclaim my power with the help of God/Creator/Spirit/ Source, whatever name you use for the ONE.

I am reading Soul Communication Opening Your Spiritual Channels for Success and Fulfillment by Dr. Zhi Gang Sha right now and was delighted to see the lens that he uses is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, FORGIVENESS and SERVICE. He also uses GRATITUDE consciously to thank Creator for the many blessings in his life each moment. I have also come to know that unless one forgives oneself and others growth in consciousness, feelings of joy, peace, harmony, abundance, prosperity and health can often be blocked. So I have now consciously added FORGIVENESS as part of the lens I use to make my choices. How hard is it to shift and create a new lens for decision making? It is simple yet our humanness can make it complicated. I choose simplicity now. How about you?

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2009

Meditation Brings Creator’s Gift… Part 2

February 18, 2009 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness · 1 Comment 

As I walked and my mind quieted once again, as in meditation, I asked, “Creator, what gift do you wish for me to have right now?” Creator responded:

“Child, you have always had this gift for it is the very foundation of creation. It is time to bring it forth into conscious awareness and for it to remain there. Each and every life form has it at its core. It resides within each family of creation as well for each family represents different forms of life. It also is the foundation of this universe and the infinite number of universes. Dear and Precious Child, the gift is LOVE. LOVE is the most powerful gift I have given to all life. It is what transforms, for if one is consciously aware of LOVE, then there is no room for fear, hate, doubt, feeling of unworthiness, judgment or lack of trust, is there? All life forms were and are perfectly created and LOVE is what has created the perfection. How does one want to destroy that which is perfect and in harmony? With LOVE it is impossible. It is the human mind that has forgotten this gift. It is the human mind that has the ability to remember the gift of LOVE and, in the remembering, transformation will happen of a magnitude beyond anything that you have seen yet. It is the human mind that can choose LOVE or FEAR for I have given each form of life FREE WILL CHOICE.

LOVE, Dear and Precious Child of Mine, is the answer that will bring forth PEACE, JOY, HARMONY among all. LOVE is what will remove the boundaries and limitations of what is possible; for all is possible with LOVE. It is so simple, is it not, to choose LOVE over FEAR? Yet, the human mind can make things more complicated than is needed. Remember who you are and why you are here, Dear One. It is to remember that LOVE is all there is and to bring forth LOVE into your everyday conscious thoughts, words and actions. Look through the lens of LOVE and feel the change within you. See the change with others around you as you change, for it is only you that can change you, is it not? The choice is yours, Child, as it is for every life form. Choose, Dear One, for you are LOVED BEYOND MEASURE in each and every moment.”

As I walked and received, my heart opened more and more and tears rolled down my face. I felt the truth of this message and realized I have known this all along but once again I was reminded by Creator. This gift is invaluable. It is one that I cherish in each moment for it is there for each one of us and it requires no purchase. It is FREE for it is the core of who we are. It is there for each one of us to choose or not. LOVE is the answer. When we think, see, and do with LOVE as our core foundation, choices are different. Ask the question each time you are faced with a decision, “Is this choice I’m making based upon LOVE? Does it make my heart sing? Do I feel true joy with this choice?” If it isn’t, then what is your choice when LOVE is the foundation from which you create? Will your choice change?

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author

Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2009

Meditation Brings Creator’s Gift

February 10, 2009 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness · Comment 

Meditation is a wonderful practice for quieting the mind and going within oneself to the place of stillness or silence. This is a place where clarity and answers can be found. It is a place where one reconnects with his or her true and authentic self, the Divine within. Some refer to this place as the soul, true essence, higher consciousness and true self. Other names are used as well. Where is it found? It is best described as found within the heart space and connected to one’s third eye, or sixth chakra, and the crown, or seventh chakra, and beyond the physical body. In truth, the connection comes from the Universal Life Force God/Creator/Spirit/Source, or whatever name you give It. The names are many. It still remains a mystery.

As I finished meditating, in stillness, the other morning I was told that Creator had a gift for me. I was pleasantly surprised and my curiosity was immediately engaged. It was suggested that when I walked my dog after the meditation that I ask Creator, “What gift do you have for me?”

So my journey began. I felt that before I asked for the gift I would take a moment and reflect on my surroundings and acknowledge my gratitude for life in that moment. As I stepped outdoors I thanked Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon for all that they do to sustain and support life on this planet. I thanked Creator for life, health, abundance, prosperity, love, forgiveness, compassion, harmony, choice, awareness, remembering, for my family and friends and for my loving and loyal companion, my dog, Tassy.

I breathed in the breath of life of God/Creator as I walked and offered gratitude for the path supporting me, the symphony of the birds singing, the hummingbirds occasionally stopping in a tree to affirm us in joy, nature family surrounding us with beauty and perfection. The trees and plants coming out of dormancy and having first blushes of color were beautiful. How can one not believe in something bigger than us when such perfection and beauty abound? I was humbled and in awe, once again, of this beauty and perfection and grateful to be present in that moment of JOY! To be continued…

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author

Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2009