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

The Heart Experience™ is Here Now!

January 29, 2009 · Filed Under Self-Healing · Comment 

What is The Heart Experience™ ? It is a program co-created by Gisela Arenas and me that focuses on opening individual hearts and minds to allow accept and own that it is ok to receive love, compassion, forgiveness and acceptance for self first and then others. This is essential for true growth and self healing to begin, we believe. We provide spiritual tools and guided meditations during each session so that what no longer serves is released; creating space for new beliefs, energies, and experiences – allowing LOVE to enter the heart space more freely. How beautiful is that?

Are you searching for answers, “who am I and why am I here”? Are there feelings of “there must be something more”? Through the journey of The Heart Experience™ explore the answers to these ageless questions; you are not alone. Feel and experience energy, the power of thought, words, beliefs and intentions. Discover beneficial tools and resources that can be used daily. Meet like minded people and the divine guides and helpers of the spiritual and nature realms that are here to assist and guide you in each and every moment. Re-connect with Mother/Father God/Creator/Spirit/ Source/All That is One – whatever you name the one Universal Life Force. Remember the master that you have been and are now. RECLAIM YOUR POWER!

Self empowerment and self mastery are here NOW for you to claim. It is yours to choose. Please check out our sites and make The Heart Experience™ journey your own: TheHeartExperience.com, EvolvingJourneys.com, GentleHeartHealing.com

With love and light,

Victoria

Healing Through Creative Expression

October 4, 2008 · Filed Under Alternative Healing, Creative Expression · Comment 

Recently I facilitated a workshop designed to help a writer connect with his or her inner muse, the author within. The language I used for this audience was suited to writers but since the group was writing from a spiritual foundation the connection or, rather, “author within” was with the individual’s Higher Self or Higher Consciousness.

During the first part of the workshop the participant was to Meet the Author Within. Through guided visualization and meditation the participants experienced a releasing of stress, negative thoughts, blocks to writing, resistance to why they were not “good” writers and preconceptions of what it means to be an author. They journeyed until they made the inner connections. Minds and thoughts quieted and inner wisdom emerged. Amazing, isn’t it?

For those of you who practice meditation or have experience with guided visualization this is not surprising. The truth is we have all of the information that we need to know within us once we “let go” of our need to control outcomes, release our fears of failing or succeeding and try to “think too much” wanting to produce “the perfect result”. This has been shared for many years by those who meditate, follow more non-traditional paths of learning, study metaphysics and/or have reconnected to the Source of All That Is, the Source that is called by many names: God, Creator, Allah, Yaweh, Spirit, Universal Life Force and on and on.

During the writing exercise that followed, called Writing Out of the Box, the participants were amazed at what emerged. Profound wisdom and love from each writer were shared in the forms of both narrative and poetry. Comments like, “Wow, I can’t believe I wrote this,” “This touches my soul and heart; I feel it there,” “I’ve never written poetry before; this is amazing,” and “This flowed so easily, I can’t believe I wrote it; I’ve been blocked from writing anything for a while” filled the day.

We laughed, some had tears, and much joy and happiness was shared by every participant. Each one of us experienced a shift in our awareness and consciousness. Physically we felt shifts in our hearts through the entire experience that concluded with healing at many levels. This was best expressed by one of the participants when she said, “Through this workshop I opened my heart and experienced healing through the creative process of writing. I never imagined myself as a writer. I thought only other people can write, not me. I found that through the writing I connect with Spirit and Spirit’s wisdom and love shows through my poems. I am thankful for Victoria’s workshop and what it has revealed to me.”

One of the other participants said at the end of the day, “This experience and process can apply to any environment. It is not just beneficial for writers but all forms of wisdom can be accessed using this process.”

I am always reminded that God works in our lives each and every moment in amazing ways. The depth and level of healing that can take place when we allow it is incredible. The inner wisdom and love that flows when we allow it to emerge is humbling and uplifting. In this workshop participants experienced and expressed insight, wisdom and love through creative writing. Imagine attending a workshop thinking it is all about writing and being an author and then leaving the workshop with far more profound results!

If you are interested in attending one of Victoria’s workshops or want more information about Healing Through Creative Expression, please go to www.evolvingjourneys.com or contact Victoria for an appointment on 602-820-3126.

With LOVE and LIGHT,

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 2008