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A New Vibrational Era

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

2013 feels a lot like 2012 doesn’t it? How much has changed in a day? Yet, people symbolically look to the end of a year as a time to reflect and look towards the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start. So, with that in mind, I hope everyone focuses on what is important to them in their life and take this as a real opportunity for positive change. Elevate your level of consciousness. Remember, we are all very connected in life, spiritually, emotionally and physically. I hope you all make choices that not only benefit you but benefit others as well. Our actions and decisions vibrate throughout the World.

Our lives on this first day of 2013, is the entire sum of the physical, emotional and spiritual decisions we have made.  We are also a product of our environment and the choices being made around us. We both influence and become influenced by our environment. Our vibrations are felt by others. We send energy and receive energy constantly.

Consider a small moment of your day. How many times have you been guilty of this? You are at lunch with a friend and frequently ignore them to check your phone while they are trying to communicate with you. It is your “choice” to place importance on that phone. This one incident might not be a big deal but the accumulations of our actions add up and it paints a picture of how much we care. Ultimately, your friend will choose how to interpret your actions and that is how the world goes round. 

One of the most eye opening events of 2012 was the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Twenty-eight total deaths that day, mostly children. This day was the result of the choices made by one person. Nothing so poignantly demonstrates the power each of us holds to negatively or positively influences the lives of those around us. And it begs us to wonder, what events lead up to this day? Could any series of human interaction changed this day?

I believe those mentally unstable and/or weak individuals that are sacrificing their lives right now are a reflection of how the lowest vibrations can affect each of us if we fail to take responsibility for not only our actions, but our way of thinking as well. They are connected to us. Somebody doesn’t just decide to do great evil one day, even the mentally ill. We do create our world by the very thoughts that we hold and the Spiritual vibrations that we carry in our hearts.  If we choose to allow our minds and hearts to get tangled in the web of deceit and lies, then negative events will manifest not only in our minds, but also impacts those people that we come into contact with in our world. 

I also feel that many people will be pushed over the edge with the constant shift in subtle energy so there will be a lot more internal & emotional conflict with people acting out of confusion and weakness. For everyone that wants the world to be a better place to live, they should raise their vibrations to a higher level to override the negativity that may develop across the news media. 

Please, everyone take a moment to reflect on your life. You may not make impulsive or drastic decisions on the scale of the Sandy Hooke Elementary School shooting but your decisions do have an impact. They do influence. You are either paying it forward or not. You are contributing to this world being a better place or you are not. Kids are being bullied every day. People commit suicide. People are being murdered. People commit adultery. Recently a 23 year old woman was attacked and gang raped on a bus in New Delhi. She died.  All of these acts cannot be dismissed by mental illness. These are acts of men and women who have deficits of love, charity, kindness, respect. The energy in their heart and soul is negative.

Collectively we share the same range of emotions with each other. We are extremely connected this way and share a sense of sameness. We have all experienced negative emotions in our life; betrayal, felt alienated, alone, depressed, despair, shame, jealous, etc. Nearly all of us have been in a dark place. We have all wanted to take revenge on somebody or contemplated it at least. We have all felt impulsive. We have all felt moments, long or short of being disconnected. In our sameness we each hold the key to provide a better life for ourselves and others. Let’s not fool ourselves, how you treat other people matters. And how you treat other people does has an impact on how they feel and treat others. 

After all, it is our state of consciousness that created our world. Expanding our consciousness goes hand and hand with raising our vibration and it needs to be our top priority if we want to enter into the Golden Age. There are many ways to raise our vibration. The most important thing we can do right now is state your intention.

To all of you out there, I wish you all the happiness, blessings and fortune in life that I have as well.  Whether you’ve seen it or whether you’re still looking for it, your life is filled with amazing moments, incredible kindness, and people that are there for you.  Happy New Year and best of luck in 2013. I have a feeling that it’s going to be a great one!

~Peace, Joy and Light of Love

In Good Spirits

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Sorry for the infrequent updates on my blog. I want to tell everyone I am still in Vietnam and all is well. I’ve been doing some sight seeing with my cousin and even had some spiritual enlightenment during my adventures in Vietnam.

(sight seeing in Hanoi with my cousin Thuy)

Wikipedia defines spirituality as such:

Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit, a concept closely tied to religious belief and faith, a transcendent reality, or one or more deities. Spiritual matters are thus those matters regarding humankind’s ultimate nature and meaning, not only as material biological organisms, but as beings with a unique relationship to that which is perceived to be beyond the bodily senses, time and the material world. Spiritual also implies the mind-body dichotomy, which indicates a separation between the body and soul.

Yes, whatever Wikipedia just said!! I had one of those types of experiences in the past week, actually several and they are experiences you cannot explain in the logical and physical sense. At the risk of sounding crazy, ha-ha, let’s just say I’ve had some eye opening visits with some very spiritual people including some very high ranking monks. It’s been a very good experience and I have some renewed joy for the upcoming year.

Along my spiritual travel, I was also able to get in touch with one of my long lost half sisters. Without getting into detail, she’s going through some tough times but is in good spirits and an extremely smart woman. I had a very good and long conversation with her and I hope to be able to update everyone on some really good news and share more about this situation at a future date.

This trip so far has had many twists and turns. I did take a sight seeing trip this week. I visited many of the famous and popular tourist spots around Hanoi, Vietnam and on this trip I was even able to go by my old childhood home. This was before Colorado when I was very young. Our old neighbors still lived next door!! I learned my dad visited with them before he passed away last year.

Fifteen new homes have gone up since I left and the area is more developed than when I was a kid but many of the same landmarks still exist and I was glad to be able to chat with my family’s old neighbors that I hardly even remembered because I was too young. They told me stories of my dad and mom back in those days and it brought cheer to me. I never knew that I was actually born into a wealthy family. All the photos you see below are the lands that use to belong to my family, including the temple that still stands today.

(family neighbor)
(family neighbor)
(entrance to my family’s temple)
(family temple still standing)
(100+ years old)
(private praying room)
(main praying room)
Right now there is a lot of preparation for the Chinese New Year which happens on January 26th. In Vietnam, the Chinese New Year is a much larger celebration than the New Year we celebrate in the United States or Europe. According to my Zodiac sign, I anticipate a very good year in 2009. I look forward to the New Year more than most.

I have two more weeks in Vietnam before travelling to the Philippines for the APT event in Manila so I hope to share some more stories and updates about my travels.

Cheers!