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Life as an Empath ~ Creative Workshop

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Empaths or empathic people are wonderfully unique and much more highly sensitive than most.  Being an empath can be a difficult journey, especially when one is just learning that they have this Gift or haven’t quite figured out how to navigate it.  As empaths, we tend to take other people’s emotions on as our own and if we haven’t gained an understanding of how to really come to terms with the myriad of emotions that bombard our emotional field on a daily basis, it can actually make us physically ill or energetically inefficient.  Empathy can be a great Gift but there are side-effects and empaths need a great deal of Self-Care, without it the Gift can quickly become a “curse”.  Empaths tend to suffer from bouts of depression, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, headaches, substance “abuse” and a general malaise or weariness with Life and their (otherwise Loving) relationships.

As empaths, we tend to shut down the emotional “body” but this takes creative and intelligent energy to deflect the emotional “bullets”.  We’ve also been patterned through society, family, and sometimes even religion to feel guilty, ashamed,or in judgment of our own emotions without an understanding that not all of them come from the “empath”.  Founder of Blueprints for Butterflies, writer of The Moon Hippie Mystic blog, and fellow empath, Jennifer Deisher, has created a life changing 3 week workshop designed to use a Creative outlet in order to assist in embodying the empathy gene in a safe emotional space.  We will gently catch and release the emotions that are unhealthy and tiring using your artistic creativity as a tool.  We all experience “negative” emotions, it’s what we do with them that matters.  Blueprints for Butterflies will teach you to use the emotional “poison” as medicine to Heal oneself and others by extension.  We will keep track of your emotional epiphanies and milestones through Art and journaling all while  turning pain and trauma into Creativity and Emotional Intelligence.  From here, you will learn to safely navigate being an empath and learn to use this Gift as one of benevolence for emotional transcendence of Self and others.  There is a reason we are here and if you’re looking to walk withIN and find your purpose and blueprint as an empath while having tangible art, music, poetry, writings, and videos to show for it, we hope to connect with you today.  To register for the Life as an Empath Creative Workshop please contact us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com or go to our Contact Us page.  Pricing is as follows:

Pricing for the 3 week workshop is $250.  Please click below for payment or e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com to discuss payment options or if you would like us to send you an invoice for the Workshop.

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About the Workshop Guide:

Jennifer Deisher is an Emotional Healer, Empath, Intuitive, and Spiritual Transformation Artist. She is the writer of the Moon Hippie Mystic blog and a Contributing Writer for Wakeup-world.com.  She founded Blueprints For Butterflies as a safe, loving space to assist and heal others who are Awakening and making a spiritual connection with their Higher Self.  This creates a spiritual, emotional, and creative blueprint that leads to greater peace, awareness, love, prosperity, and enlightenment that amplifies and resonates with an individual’s unique and divine energy signature. To book a Soul Balancing Session with Written Soul Reading, please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

Empathy and Ubuntu ~ a Philosophy for a New Humanity

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23rd October 2014

By Jennifer Deisher

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Here we are on our beautiful blue green planet, travelling through time and space, hurtling toward infinity. Whether we realize it or not, we are united by our humanity.

As we each begin to flow into our spiritual journey, we become aware of a consciousness beyond our rational 3D comprehension. We begin to question everything we think we know about life and reality. We de-construct the illusions around us, and come to a new understanding of our place in the universe and beyond. And this new awareness is both liberating and extremely confronting, all at the same time.

Perhaps things are not quite what they seem.

The Hierarchy of Needs

We can understand our most basic human needs, and also our higher spiritual needs, through the psychological tool known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [i]. The bottom of the triangle represents our most basic physiological needs and the top represents our own Self-actualization or Self-awareness (which, not surprisingly, is represented by the “all-seeing eye” at the top of the proverbial pyramid.

A common belief is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that our full potential is realized through the practices of love and empathy, and the Ubuntu philosophy. And that’s true! But we can’t ever forget that we are also human too. We have simple biological and emotional needs – such as food, water, and a sense of safety - that must be met in order for our very survival, and although there are a handful of spiritual ‘leaders’ in history who were synonymous with fasting and poverty, for most of us, we can’t even begin to understand our potential for Self-actualization or Ascension until those basic needs are met.

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So as messengers of a new paradigm, our challenge is not just to focus on the development of ‘higher’ personal aspects such as creativity, self-esteem and self-love, but to embrace and support those whose basic (and therefore spiritual) needs are not fulfilled, and help them create the sense of security and belonging they need as stepping stones to self-actualization.

Rainbow Day of Love

My friend, Deb Augenbaugh, decided to do just that when she recently started the non-profit organization Rainbow Day of Love to help feed the homeless population in her home town of Denver, Colorado. My husband, Aaron, and I had the honor of volunteering with her start-up organization this summer, and what we learned was a real lesson on our spiritual journey.

We came out on a Sunday morning to serve breakfast and as soon as breakfast was finished the group immediately formed another line for the next meal. Lesson #1: The sense of insecurity associated with unfulfilled physiological needs is ever-present, and does not go away with just one full belly. The tragedy of this situation is that these peoples’ lives are being spent trying to provide for their most basic physiological needs – quite symbolically, at the very bottom of the pyramid. In other words, they spend the whole day meeting the physiological needs of food, water, and shelter, while the rest of us take such necessities for granted and, as a society, waste the very resources these people so desperately need access to.

That Sunday morning, we struck up a chat with some people after breakfast and heard so many personal stories - war veterans, parents, college graduates – all who have experienced great hardship but are still living to tell their stories. Lesson #2: Survival instincts are hard-wired into our biology, including own need for safety. We each share the same primal instinct to live, and it’s a most natural response to do what we need to do in challenging circumstances in order to meet our most basic physiological needs. And although we may at one time be surrounded by friendship, safety and self-confidence in our lives, our physiological and safety needs that begin to go unfulfilled (whatever the circumstances) directly impact our sense of self and belonging.

Lesson #3: When we let people know that they are valued with something as simple as as smile or a hug or a question, the uplifting affect that loving connection has on their life-force (and yours) is both visible and immediate, sending ripples out into conscious universe.

A Collective Problem

As spiritual messengers and spiritual beings, we cannot speak of empathy if we are seemingly at a level of Self-actualization looking “down” at the reality of others, and dismissing their difficult experience as “creating their own reality”. But in truth, this limited perception is not based on reason or actual experience. We are ALL creating our own reality – and that creation includes a social hierarchy which is competitive by design, and therefore exclusive (to some) by result. If we – humanity – are to ascend to a new way of living, the only way to do that is TOGETHER. And yet our collective tendency is ignore their situation, and in big cities, even step over them in the street. We look to governments to “solve the unemployment problem”, which is an inherent part of our economic structure, and moan about the takers from the “welfare state”.

Not exactly conducive to a sense of safety and belonging, is it?

In reality, the majority of people living in poverty are – like the rest of us – incredibly intelligent, talented, creative and often educated people who have contributed to society, and who today are forced to use their talents and creativity just to sustain life; to survive. And that’s part of the “tragedy” – with basic needs met, their intelligence and creativity could be an amazing asset to our society! But while our society’s focus remains competitive not communal, a sense of belonging and self-realization takes a back-seat to the necessities of life for many people, and our spiritual life-force continues to vibrate on “survival” mode. While people are held by poverty at this base level of awareness, there is little room in their reality for other forms of safety, love, esteem, or self-actualization.

As enlightened beings, we have to be willing to see through the rationalizations of “the homeless problem” and our fears and misconceptions of “the homeless”, and begin to see that they too are spiritual beings who are desperately in need of our love, understanding and support.

The Empathy Card

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Science is finally beginning to understand what many of us have always known; that we humans are soft wired with empathy [ii]. It’s in our genetics. When we say “soft wired” it means that it isn’t a reflex like a knee jerk or a flight-fight response, rather it’s up to us to consciously exercise and utilize our empathy ‘muscle’ so we can gain a better understanding of our collective journey.

The second of the Seven Universal Laws, the immutable Law of Correspondence, tells us “As above, so below; as below, so above”. [iii] This means that we have an individual journey and a collective journey, and they are interconnected and correspond with one another in infinite synchronicity; that our outer world reflects to us our inner world; that what we choose within, we choose without.

Will you choose empathy and compassion? Or judgment and inaction?

We cannot consider ourselves a compassionate, intelligent, creative race of people until we change our relationship with homelessness and poverty in our society, and on our planet. There is certainly plenty to go around. According to http://www.worldhunger.org [iv]

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day  according to the most recent estimate that we could find (FAO 2002, p.9). The principal problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase, enough food.

Harmful economic systems are the principal cause of poverty and hunger… Essentially control over resources and income is based on military, political and economic power that typically ends up in the hands of a minority, who live well, while those at the bottom barely survive, if they do.

As we confront the reality of increasingly harmful economic systems and government priorities, the social and spiritual inequity embedded in our social systems can seem near-impossible to overcome.

But it isn’t.

Real, lasting social change begins as an impossible creative spark in our hearts and minds, and manifests in our society from the ground up.

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Don’t Believe It’s Possible?

For those who believe homelessness is an unsolvable inevitability, take note. Since 2005, Utah has reduced homelessness by 74 percent and is on-track to end homelessness by 2015. [v]

How did they do this? Simple. They gave homeless people homes.

Why? Because it makes good sense, even in our competitive economy-driven society.

The obvious benefit is that, by satisfying the physiological and safety needs of marginalized people, they can begin to focus on ‘higher’ needs and rebuild their sense of esteem and belonging. But from a purely economic standpoint, providing permanent housing for the homeless is not only more humane than our system of competition and criminalization - it’s cheaper. [vi]

Utah policy makers realized that the annual cost of hospital and prison stays for homeless people was around $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 annually to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So the state of Utah addressed the basis of homelessness by giving away apartments, and assigning case-workers, as part of the state’s new Housing First program. As a result, Utah is saving money overall, while allowing all residence access to shelter and safety, a place from which other needs can begin to be met.

So far, the program has proven so successful that other states are modelling future programs on Utah’s success… and all it took was some clear, creative and compassionate thinking.

The Essence of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a philosophy originating in Southern African that means literally “human-ness” or “humanity”. The term is used to represent a humanist philosophy or ideology, known as Ubuntuism, which is based on the universal bond of sharing that connects all of humanity. In our society, which institutionalizes competition instead of co-operation, this idea can seem like quite a paradigm shift. But Ubuntu is more than just a lovely idea, it is the communal foundation on which many cultures are built, ensuring the base needs of all individuals are met and freeing them up to pursue ‘higher’ needs of creativity, problem solving and self-realization.

As consciously evolving beings, we understand that we lift ourselves by lifting others, and that we can’t begin to uplift our world and our planet if we are personally unwilling to empathize with and empower the people who are most marginalized, and whose connection to Self and Source is most hampered by circumstance. When we add the Ubuntu philosophy into the mix, along with our pyramid of needs, we see the much bigger picture. It is about more than just empathy from afar. Instead of just looking at our reality from our individual, albeit empathetic perspective, we must acknowledge our connectedness – that “I am because we are” – and be guided by that knowledge into actions that reflect it back to us. “As above, so below”.

I came across this quote from Shakespeare the other day which says it perfectly: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”.

We have been riding this wave of ascension for some time now, shining light into the shadows… and many of us are tired. But now isn’t the time to rest. Our collective awareness is expanding, and momentum is gathering.

When you feel that fatigue, look for motivation to those living lives of poverty and uncertainty, whose entire being revolves around providing their most basic needs for survival – and consider the kind of fatigue that comes with that. When you feel that tired feeling that all “conscious warriors” feel at one time or another, remember that “I am because we are”… remember the power you have to generate positive ripples of change, starting with your immediate world… remember that the spiritual ascension of humanity is a collective process… and remember that we don’t just begin to heal others through altruism, we begin to heal our society as well as those pieces of our Self that are asking to be seen through our mirror of experience.

Then, from this compassionate and open place, we can begin to find new ways to fulfill, uplift, and inspire one another – to “enlighten” each other in the truest sense. We can begin to hear each other and meet each other’s gaze, get to know what makes each other tick. We can begin to fulfill each other’s most basic, fundamental, physiological needs, and ultimately overcome the unnecessary suffering of poverty and homelessness – without waiting for our failing, unprincipled governments to do it for us.

So, next time your paths cross with a brother or sister in need, it may be time to see if you can get to know them a little better, and see what makes them tick. Homeless people don’t need our advice on how to get a job; they need food and safety, and a connection to others - the very first steps toward self-realization. But more importantly, they (and we) need a new social system; one that reflects our human oneness and better serves and reflects our commUnity. And in creating that new social model, the perspective of those homeless and disenfranchised people who live on the edges of our current system is invaluable.

We all have a very significant role to play in the conscious evolution of our planet. We have the capacity to break the pattern of our “reality” as we know it, and leave a legacy of love and inclusion for our children, and their children. But first, we must change the way humanity feels about itself, and to do that, we must be able to look ourselves in the mirror and see our shared humanity reflected back at us.

References:

[i] ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ is a theory proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation“.

[ii] Ted Talks: “Jeremy Rifkin on the Empathic Civilization

[iii] Tania Kotsos: “The Seven Universal Laws Explained

[iv] http://www.worldhunger.org: “World Hunger Facts

[v] http://www.nationswell.com: “Utah Is on Track to End Homelessness by 2015 With This One Simple Idea

[vi] “Homes Not Handcuffs: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities” – a Report by The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and The National Coalition for the Homeless

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About Jennifer Deisher:

Jennifer DeisherJennifer Deisher believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She founded BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

Jennifer has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience. A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where, our their unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

For more information, to book a session, or to sign-up for Jennifer’s Life as an Empath ~ Creative Workshop, please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com or Facebook.com/BlueprintsForButterflies.

This article adapted for Wake Up World by Andy Whiteley.

 

Basketweaving 101~ Weaving Happiness into our Vibration

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Happiness is a factor of Life and one well worth striving for.  It’s a necessary component for us to completely embark on a spiritual path.  Our heart, soul, and spirit don’t live in the energy of “not good enough”, or where there isn’t enough time, or in our negative energy.  Let’s face it, some of us have had our fair share of addiction, trauma, and tragedy.  Those who have experienced some of the more “hard core” issues, or are currently working through them, may find that sometimes we have to work a little harder to find our Joy.

Many of us have experienced the fallout of what we sometimes call “the matrix”.  I prefer to think of it as limited patterns of controlling behavior which constricts our true power as creators because we think we have a limited amount of choices.  What we forget sometimes is that we actually have to learn or re-learn how to be Happy.  Many people are experiencing spiritual awakening or are in a deep emotional process of acceptance and release, or both.  The key is realizing that it doesn’t all just happen overnight.  We (typically) don’t just wake up to a massive pot of gold at the end of a rainbow one sunny morning, especially if we’ve had trauma, abuse, or addiction in our past.  Basically, happiness is a more natural state of being.  But, when we learn “misery” and limitation in its place, it also makes sense that we may have to learn how to be happy again.  To go even further, we may have to learn how to be happy for the very first time…ever!

Our fears, traumas, abuse, and addictions leave us feeling pretty crappy – it’s true.  It’s not necessarily something we embrace in the spiritual community of “love and light” but it doesn’t make the emotion any less real.  Sometimes the crappy feeling takes over our mind and body to such an extent that it takes great heart and soul effort to overcome them in an emotionally healthy way.  We all have (what we’ll call) “baskets” that we use for our emotions but this can also be detrimental to our recovery if we have one basket in which we place all of our emotions.  For example, if someone has an addiction which has had a very negative effect on their life, they may have an emotional basket labeled “addiction”.  Even when the person has freed themselves from their addiction they continue to carry around the addiction basket.  The anonymous programming of organizations like AA encourage people to carry this addiction basket around with them every day and it then becomes a foundation for all of the emotional baggage in life.  That means that whenever something feels off or wrong in life we can always put it in the “addiction” basket even though “what’s wrong” may have nothing to do with the addiction.  One day we wake up and find that we have chronically created a scapegoat for all that is wrong in our world and we’ve managed to fit it into one (very limited) “basket”.  The basket could be an abusive parent, an untrustworthy relationship, a deep seated fear, or even a financial “issue”.  From there, we tend to take everything we view as being “wrong” and put it into our trauma basket thereby giving our power away to our perception of this one issue as we continue to let it control our lives via our “negative” (uncomfortable) emotions.

d0d04af17343092ca6a5e4a9d15a4ac5Once we have created a basket for our negative experiences, it becomes a habitual pattern to continue to pile more negative experiences into our trauma basket.  What we sometimes fail to understand is that when we are constantly in a place of re-living our negative experiences we are also, however inadvertently, creating more negative experiences.  From here, it gets a little more difficult to find acceptance until we lay down our basket or weave a new one.  It helps to recognize that happiness is actually a learned behavior.  If we’ve been taught in some way to be miserable we can also learn how to be happy instead.  First of all, the fears, traumas, addiction, abandonment, etc. will still be there for a “minute” – regardless of whether or not we choose to focus on it.  It’s a part of our life experience so it never fully “leaves” us but our perception of it, the emotions around it, and whether or not we chose to let it define us can change, will change… if we allow it.  When we’re in the process of Healing from our afflictions, we are really coming to a place of learning to validate and appreciate those feelings which sees us not able to run away from them.  We actually have to allow ourselves to grieve in a healthy way but the emotions may cause us to have looping thoughts that revolve around our basket of misery.  This is when neuroplasticity or changing our mental focus plays a great role in overcoming traumatic experiences in order to Heal.  In these situations we have to learn to focus on our mental focus and find a way to weave happy, loving, blissful experiences into our basket at the same time.  Sometimes we find ourselves having to reach for these Happy experiences because we may not have very many of them or we forgot how it feels to be in a peaceful emotional place.  However, if we focus on happy experiences (past, present, or future) it takes us away from the tunnel vision of solely focusing on the trauma.

When we re-live our negative, addictive, traumatic experiences over and over again we have a harder time “snapping out of it” so to speak.  That’s not to say the issues aren’t real but we also have to focus on more positive experiences first before we begin to see them manifest into our physical reality.  At the same time, when we’re so deeply focused on the trauma we may not see any positivity in our lives even though it may be there in force.  What that ultimately comes down to is what we choose to focus on, our perspective, and whether we’re placing emphasis on a loving, positive, happy perspective or we place our spotlight on the fear, anxiety, and tragedy of the trauma.  This is the part we have to “work” at because our patterned emotions also want to remain, almost like its own “parasitic” energy.  It (truly) takes work to re-train our mental focus, especially when we are uncomfortable in our mind, body, and spirit.  This is where neuroplasticity comes in or “focus on our mental focus”.

60526c9a725effaf3c418ed87a24fc30In my article, Quantum Mechanics of the Soul, I wrote about behavioral patterns and how our awareness of our own patterns changes how we interact with them.  This means that just by being aware of our trauma basket we can begin to change how it affects us.   Therefore, our conscious awareness of the “problem” shows the Universe our intention of Healing from said “problem” which is the first step in the process, recognition.  From here we can begin to consciously interact with the emotions which is when we can shake them out and put them back again in a more positive way.  We’ve also determined that some of us have to “work” a little harder to find those happy, lighter, more loving emotions.  And, that’s okay – actually VERY normal when we are in “distress”!  A great way focus on our mental focus is an exercise I call “Emotional Imagination”.  We’re quite used to hearing that “thoughts create things” and that’s true….to an extent.  The real key to creating with the Law of Attraction is using our Emotional Imagination.  This is when we’re planning our Happiness in the form of a dream vacation, a purposeful job, a prosperous future, a loving relationship, our kid’s gifted accomplishments, a healthy support system, good weather, the perfect friendship, making a mind/body connection, and on and on we go.  As we Emotionally Imagine these memories it’s like a wave of Happiness washing up on our beach of “misery”.  Emotional Imagination is emotionally focusing on how we want to Feel instead of focusing on the “crappy” feeling, but it’s also really Allowing ourselves the opportunity to Feel Good.  The wave loosens the little, irritating grains of sand (what I call “ninja demons”) and it’s up to us to re-integrate these grains of sand on our beach as we let go of the “shock and awe” around our negative experience and embrace our Happiness in its wake. We’re creating the most beautiful sea glass, loosening and smoothing our sharp, jagged traumas until we are no longer giving them our energy….AT ALL!  And, we get to go to the most Amazing places while we weave a new basket into a new reality and a new (trauma-free) Life.

If you’d like more tips on dealing with trauma, please consider booking a session or reading with us at blueprintsforbutterflies.com

About the Author:

Jennifer Deisher is an Emotional Healer, Empath, Intuitive, and Spiritual Transformation Artist. She founded BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature. To book a session/soul reading or to sign up for Jennifer’s Creative Writing Workshop – Opening the Creative Channel WithIN please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

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The road to Self-Awareness and Spirit is an Emotional journey.  Healing is not complete unless there is Emotional clearing.  As Divine Love enters our BEing it brings to Light all of our “egoic” programming and behavior that doesn’t resonate with Unconditional Divine Love.  Our “egoic” or fear-based patterns of behavior tend to resist that which it doesn’t understand and most often tries to prohibit the Soul’s Growth in clearing unnecessary Emotional “baggage”.  We can help!  See below for Services.

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Founder of Blueprints for Butterflies and writer of The Moon Hippie Mystic blog, Jennifer Deisher, has created a unique 6 week workshop designed to demonstrate writing techniques and exercises to strengthen your creative muscle.  There is a very symbiotic relationship between our Emotional and Spiritual embodiment which directly effects our Creative channel or outlet.  We all have the ability to access these artistic blueprints but emotional and physical obstacles can deny, or severely limit, this natural human expression. Accessing these channels of creativity can be tenuous to say the least. Balance between the mind, body, and spirit are essential to artistic creation. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just beginning to explore your potential, my individualized techniques will help you become aware and enable you to process emotional, spiritual, and/or creative obstructions. This allows you the opportunity to design your own architecture of creative expression free from doubt, fear, and insecurity.

I will work with each individual one on one guiding you into your own ability in knowing how to open and close your creative channel.  The workshop will include daily and weekly writing assignments via e-mail but will also include skype sessions to develop a deeper connection. My unique approach speaks to the writer’s soul exclusively which will open the creative outlet to more aspects than writing alone.  Some of the writing assignments will be read by me and some will be personal but by writing I can see HOW you create and WHERE you are having emotional, spiritual, and/or Creative blocks.  In short, this is a HIGHLY Individualized PROCESS of opening the Spiritual and Emotional “channel” through Creative Writing.  The Goal and end result will be the ability to automatic write/create from a higher level, connect with YOUR Higher Self easily and effectively, and bring insight and clarity into the very emotional blocks that tend to choke our creativity and our Lives by extension.  We can get started and you can be on your way to writing it out for Self and others all while exploring the exclusive Blueprints for your Emotional, Spiritual, and Creative expression.

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There is a great paradigm shift happening in our World and on our Beautiful Planet.  Many are Awakening to find that there is something much bigger than they ever realized and are finding a new way to DO and BE.  On the flip side, Awakenings can be traumatic and confusing if it causes you to question everything you’ve ever known.  We offer Guidance and Support during this transition and can help one make sense of the Awakening Experience.  Each Awakening session includes an Intuitive Connection via either phone or Skype, typically 30-45 minutes.  After the session we will spend in-depth time gaining an empathetic and Spiritual Connection with your energy signature in order to guide you into your Higher Self and/or Spiritual Guides.   Every Awakening is different and individualized but the key is that it is Always Life-changing and can be a tumultuous time without a Loving support system. Within 48 hours you will receive a detailed, intuitive, and empathetic written reading from Jennifer.  To book a session please e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com for scheduling and for payment please click the “buy now” button below.

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About the author and instructor:

Jennifer Deisher has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through soul readings and an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience.  A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where our own unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

For more information please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

 

OM Times – August Edition

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Check out my article “Learning from the Shadow Within” featured on the cover of OM Times Magazine with Erich von Däniken.  Very Exciting! http://www.editions.omtimes.com/magazine/2014-08-b/index.html

The article is on page 94 or here is a direct link:                                                                         Into the Deep – Learning from the Shadow Within

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Deisher believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world.  She founded BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

Jennifer has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience.  A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where our own unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.  For more information please, to book a session/soul reading, or to sign up for Jennifer’s Creative Writing Workshop – Opening the Creative Channel WithIN please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

 

 

 

Stop, Look, and Listen: Healing a Society in Denial

Thanks to Andy Whitely at Wake up World for his Amazing job as Editor!
Stop, Look and Listen - a Society in Denial

30th June 2014

By Jennifer Deisher

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Beliefs can become patterns if you hold them long enough. People don’t like to have their belief systems challenged as sometimes they are the very foundation used to “survive”, emotionally speaking. Today, something is obviously not working, yet we still struggle with the idea of confronting and releasing our old conditioning and beliefs, healing, and making real change.

At this point in humanity’s history it seems that there are many who are desperately hanging on to an antiquated social belief system, many aspects of which they don’t even realize exist or affect them. Our social programming goes very, very deep; it is attached to our sense of Value, and Self. And it is in the shedding of this outdated programming that we find the ability to expand on the Heart and our relationship with Self, and know what is best for each of us individually, and authentically.

I see people everywhere who are beginning to awaken to the world around them and, as much as I try to avoid labels, many experiencing a kind of ‘Stockholm Syndrome’; the psychological state of identifying with one’s “oppressor”, in whatever form that oppressor takes. It could be in the form of a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, or addiction. It could be the controlling societal conditioning we have been subjected to or the lip service we’ve accepted from our “governments” who falsely tell us they have our best interests at Heart. It may be any any imposing influence that leave us feeling “less than” in some way.

It takes a great deal of resilience to be Awake in this world; we see an apparent lack of integrity almost everywhere we look, and it can be difficult to maintain a sense of clarity in among all the confusion, the dichotomy, as we try to talk and walk two different paths. We hear our “leaders” speak of integrity and priorities on a daily basis, yet we watch as people struggle in poverty and hunger, and wars are started in our names. And rather than admit this abuse, a failing of the status quo, many still protect and defend it, and mock those who threaten it.

Where is the integrity in their words? And where is the integrity in our actions? 

 

The Demon of Denial

What we lack, as a society and a species, is acceptance and accountability. Collectively speaking, we are still in denial. As Einstein said “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them” and until we – including our leaders – acknowledge that this isn’t working, we’re stuck with the old way of thinking.

If we take a moment to reflect honestly on our Life we will see where our most deep seated fears have come to fruition, either in their physical reality or by living in it in the first place. By the same token, we will see where our deepest and most Loving desires have also come forth into our realities. When we allow ourselves, we find the answers within; we understand our bigger picture.

But on the whole, we are quite busy Living in the “demon” of denial. It is a difficult thing to go withIN and find Accountability for our own collective ills when we have been taught to accept judgement and social inequality as normal, to the point that many don’t even realize they’re even seeing it, or doing it. A dangerous dynamic is playing out around us, and all it takes is a willingness to open the mind and the Heart and consider a new perspective to see it. But many would rather stick to the program, and even defend and justify it, because it’s more comfortable and familiar than the idea that we have been lied to.

It may feel like threading the eye of a needle. But the truth is, we have ALL the Power. We Always have… and that itself can be a tough pill to swallow at first. We have accepted less for so long.

But resentments are dangerous things. They don’t lead anywhere positive, rather they take us on a long and treacherous journey into the dark side of the Soul. In order to Create something New we have to stop pointing fingers and placing blame and guilt where it doesn’t belong. When one lives in guilt, blame, and resentment it is not Living at all. There is no Creative energy in this place, no air, no place to go. There is no guilt or blame in ‘the bigger picture’. Energetically we are just playing out our collective programming, and the sooner we release that programming and fill the space with Love, the sooner we can begin to Thrive and Grow into our authentic Self, both individually and collectively.

Through the Eye of the Needle

In order to fit through the eye of the needle and release the old programming, it begins with realizing its existence in the first place.

We are deeply in denial, a society that doesn’t acknowledge its accountability - for systematically destroying one another and our planet in the name of progress, money, religion, and oil. Even after looking down the Rabbit Hole, I have trouble wrapping my head around the extent of it – kids being shot at school, war (especially “holy war”?), bullying, hunger, poverty, ecocide, banking scandals, mismanagement of funds, the withholding of our Constitutional Rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness… The list goes on. Yet most people go on and on about their daily business not once thinking to stop and question what’s happening around them.

Instead we look to the same systems that harms us in the first place, for an endless supply of “fix it” remedies, solutions, distractions and comforts. All we have to do is look around to see something is very wrong and yet we deny it, put our heads back down, pretend it isn’t happening, and get back to “work”. Maybe “someone else” will fix it.

Personally, I’m going to set an example of transparency and accountability in my life. I haven’t lived the life of an Angel. I’ve run the gamut of all the things that are “wrong” with our society and it’s really hard to pick just one. I spent 6 years re-appropriating myself to “reality” after I was medicated to the edge of my Soul with anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medication, and pain killers. It nearly killed me. A doctor gave me a prescription once when I was supposedly “depressed” and it went from there, as more and more pills were added to the mix so that I could “function”. The pharmaceutical industry was making bank while I was so medicated I could barely function, let alone Live as the Divine woman and mother my Spirit wants me to be.

Stop Look and Listen - Society in DenialWhen you’re IN it, you can’t see it – and that is the True definition of “insanity”. Yet, here we are doing the same things over and over again, calling it “reality” and expecting a different outcome.  I don’t know about you but this isn’t the “reality” I choose for mySELF or my precious, intelligent, beautiful children.

The psychiatrists and medical industry has labeled every emotion as some sort of disorder and then convinced people to take a pill and it will all “go away”. But it doesn’t work that way. It just doesn’t. Nothing is that easy… but it is. Just not how we’re taught. It’s about the Human Connection and the Human Spirit. It’s about Loving each other through it and BEing IN it with each other, free from the judgement we have been conditioned to heap upon one another. We’re like children doing what we’re “told”, and what we’re being told to do is disconnect ourselves from the bigger picture while corporations and governments dictate every aspect of our very existence. It didn’t even start in our generation – this energy has been been playing out for centuries. But it’s time we take responsibility for our own Welfare and the Welfare of those around us. Today.

Stop, Look, and Listen

We can’t continue to prolong the inevitable. We reinforce these failing ideals onto our children and each other; a tiny little box of limited and antiquated ways of thinking. We are helping our kids onto a ride that we know is broken. The economy isn’t working. Our energy technology isn’t working. Government isn’t working. Our healthcare system is broken, especially when it comes to mental and emotional health. Our education system isn’t working. It’s 2014 and we’re still debating issues of poverty, environment and equality?

Is this the kind of world we want our children to grow up in?

When our society accepts only what is reported through a single medium, it causes tunnel vision! When money is privately controlled, the financial system has failed. When religions have cynically been robbed of their Spirituality, it’s time to reconsider where we put our faith. We have an elitist system and every single one of us is responsible, whether we are actively participating in it, being a knowing “victim” to it, or standing by and watching it happening without action.

until we can be Accountable for our situation we cannot change our thinking. Accountability starts from withIN by releasing the things that no longer serve us emotionally - resentments, anger, guilt, shame, and judgement just to name a few. But to really boil it down, there are only 2 emotions from which all emotions stem; fear and Love. And if you take the time to look withIN, honestly and with Love, it’s quite simple to tell the difference.

Go Home, go INside and Listen to our inner knowing in an Honest way. Make amends with ourselves and our immediate families. Heal and Listen and Care for one another. In order to become Accountable we have to become Self-Aware and we can’t do that amid endless distractions. Block out the distractions and question the propaganda. Face your denial with compassion. We have to find Peace and it starts from withIN.

The Heavens and the Earth are speaking to us in every moment. God is withIN and without meaning it comes from the inside out. Jesus taught it. Buddha taught it. Mandela taught it. Regardless of labels, all of great leaders, philosophers, and Spiritual teachers teach the same thing. We are the Creators and we are Creating this “reality” and will continue to do so as long as we deny the Truth. Unconditional Love is the only answer and it starts from withIN. To Love God is to Love SELF and Accept the hardship of those around you so we can Heal our planet and each other.

It is ALL of our responsibility to pick up where our government, economy, and healthcare systems are failing us. We are the ones we have been waiting for, so let’s swallow the jagged little pill and get on with it. There are no labels. There is no money. There is no judgement. There is only Home and Heart. Peace and Love. Compassion and Empathy. The Spirit is here and it Lives withIN each and every ONE of us, and our planet. It is the only Home any of us know.

Have the courage of Heart to see and hear what may BE uncomfortable. Ultimately, the Truth is a Beautiful Gift to receive. It is only our authentic Emotional experiences and insights that will help us Unite and Heal our wounded Hearts.

I Love you all so very much and look forward to our making it through the Eye of the Needle together.

In Love and Unity,

Jennifer

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Jennifer Deisher has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through soul readings and an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience.  A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where our own unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She is also a Guest Writer for Wake up World and founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

For more information please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com

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The Embodiment of Me, Myself, and I

Artwork by Natalia Koreshkova

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu

This may be a little challenging initially but we don’t need a psychologist to analyze our own “multiple personalities” of Me, Myself, and I.  They are all present in our reality, so let’s learn about who’s who in the equation.  The purpose of Embodiment is to exist in the emotional and spiritual space of Freedom, separate from the burdens of other’s expectations. Embracing our own Journey through Life transcends us into creating our own Voyage, in our own vehicle, with no hitchhiking needed. Driving ourselves we Learn to take the scenic route through Life while growing in emotional and spiritual intelligence.  Let’s face it, there’s enough going on with Me, Myself, and I than to ever worry about other’s perception of Self. Life is an Infinite River presenting the opportunity to learn about Self in order to grow into the Spiritual dimension, not the other way around.

The Trinity and the Journey of Life

facing-the-demons-natalia-koreshkovaMe is the Driver, the “ego” mind, and the emotionally tender one who Experiences said emotion by way of the Passenger’s Perspective – Positive or negative.  The Driver acts and reacts to the circumstances based on the conditions of “River Road” such as obstacles and circumstances on life’s Path. It’s the Driver’s responsibility to keep everyone in the vehicle safe.  In that, they can be overprotective with a tendency to tirelessly drive in circles (just because it’s familiar doesn’t mean it’s good for us).  The Driver is hesitant attempting new things and as such tends to play it Safe rarely pursuing alternative routes or new destinations.  In stark contradiction, the Driver lives in “fear” as they lack Confidence.  The Driver and Passenger tend to debate about the radio “channel” in regards to playing it Safe or really going for the Heart and Soul kind of music – it’s all about the radio in the car, you know?  They are constantly trying to please one another instead of paying attention to their specific roles.

Myself- is our own unique lens and perspective on the World and our Lives in general.  Myself is the Passenger who’s in charge of the radio and what frequency it’s on by way of Self’s perspective which can change at any moment.  The Passenger transmits the radio signal giving the Driver information on road conditions and the route by way of their Experiences.  The Passenger is the Creator of our reality by how they choose to Experience Life awakening the Emotions of the Driver.  The Passenger is most important as they fully Experience the ride and have control of the radio “channel” also known as The Law of Attraction.  He/she chooses the frequency of transmission and determines whether or not the radio is set to Receive.  On one hand, The Passenger is curious and thirsts for knowledge and experiences through our own perspective, am I enjoying the ride?  On the flip side, the Passenger sometimes likes what they see and doesn’t want to change vantage points.  For example, the Passenger tends to become consumed looking out the rear window (the past) or the front window (the future) and forgets to enjoy the view of Life as it passes by in the Moment of NOW.  In that, the Passenger gets distracted struggling to decide whether to re-visit a Path already taken or try a new way.

I – Higher Self.  I holds the Atlas to the Experiences we wish to have on this passage called Life.  I equals the “I AM” Presence whose purpose is to Navigate the unfamiliar road and mediate between the Driver and the Passenger.   The Navigator’s responsibility is ensuring the Driver and Passenger don’t get lost along the way while quibbling which tends to represent the proverbial angel on one shoulder and devil on the other.  The Navigator’s duty is to guide the Driver and Passenger through the ever changing River of Life.  Since the Navigator is only Present in Spirit he/she is in charge of delivering Conscious Awareness into our physical realty a.k.a. the vehicle. When the Passenger decides the destination they send out a radio transmission to the Navigator who then, Lovingly but firmly, encourages the Driver to alter their course.  The Navigator is hard to communicate with sometimes because we first have to acknowledge their Presence and give them Permission to Create the Atlas.  In other words, we have to invite the Navigator to do his/her job of gracefully presenting the Driver a new route and encouraging the Passenger to tune into the receiver on the radio.  The Navigator is the Unconditional Love of our I AM Presence who Loves us no matter what we choose to Experience on the trip but asks that we not harm ourselves or others in life’s journey.

The Infinite River

infinity-natalia-koreshkovaLife is a River flowing in the Infinite pattern of the Creator always presents an opportunity for the Driver to change course.  This eternal pattern allows the Passenger’s perspective to observe and tune into a destination.  Our Conscious Awareness of the Navigator permits us to feel Safe knowing someone has a map of the River of Life so we are never lost.

Recognizing the pattern of the Infinite River assures that we always know where we’re coming from and where we’re going.  The crossroads may not look exactly the same as the River is always moving but we always have a choice!   If we simply Learn to ask the Navigator, they will bring us to another location or take us to the restful shore of the River.  We understand that Spirit may not always give us what we WANT but we get what we NEED first to ultimately get what we want.  This means we can virtually “start over” in every Moment just by asking for a new itinerary, forging a new Path for the Driver and Passenger revealing the compass of Perspective on Life and its Infinite possibilities.

To fully Embody the trinity of Me, Myself, and I with the Emotional and Spiritual aspects of the I AM Presence, let’s discuss what this means.  Spirit is not something tangible, rather this Presence is like the mist endlessly uniting Love and Connectedness into our “reality.”   We also have a physical vehicle (Life and its Expression) that needs to be tended to in order to keep the body functioning rhythmically down River Road. Let’s now dissect the word Embodiment as it pertains to the Trinity.

The Embodiment

private-universe-natalia-koreshkovaEm-Bodi-Ment:

Em – the Emotional aspects of our vehicle or Life expression: how we FEEL about events which also relates to our Spirituality.  To experience all is to know what Feels harmonic and melodious or dark and disturbing.  This requires us to be Emotionally present in the vehicle (Life) aware of our FEELINGS and inspiring Spirit to Navigate.  Are we paying close attention to our Emotions and Listening to what they’re trying to tell us about ourselves?

The bodi asks us to be physically aware of our physiology as it relates to the mind and spirit.   Are we exercising?  Are we eating properly?  Are we cherishing our Spirit and what it wants to accomplish emotionally via the physical body?  In other words, exercising our physical body can rid ourselves of anxiety, anger, depression, and many other negative vibrations we are looking to release.

Ment is the Mental/psychological lens we use, this is equivalent to our Perceptions and how we choose to define our Experiences or whether they define us.  Are we mentally allowing ourselves the opportunity to Experience the infinite possibilities the River has to offer?  Or are we holding onto the shoreline afraid to let go and fully engage the River?  Are we “sober”, awake, and aware of what’s going on around us and in our Lives or are we in denial of our “reality”?

The Embodiment of the Life Experience and the Infinite River is the Conscious Awareness we bring to our Lives in general.  In short, we have a symbiotic relationship between our Emotions and our Spiritual Awareness or Presence which is the number 2.  We have the Trinity of Me, Myself, and I or the Driver, Passenger, and Navigator of our Life Journey which is the number 3.  And, have our vehicle which is the Emotional/Spiritual, Physical, and Mental/Psychological components of our Life and its Expression which is also 3.  Add it all up and we get the number 8, flip it on its side and we are limitlessly and undoubtedly prepared for the Journey of Life on the Infinite River.

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About the author and instructor:

Jennifer Deisher has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through soul readings and an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience.  A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where our own unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She is also a Guest Writer for Wake up World and founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

For more information please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com or stop by Wakeup-world.com.

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