I FEEL YOU

This IS the dawning of our Love. We sisters, our brothers, our Lovers, our circles, the Sacred Feminine, the Divine Masculine, the Sacred Union and the BELOVED connections are Awakening. 

This song is singing out for ALL OF US………

And of course, it happens to be 11:11 as I first shared this. Gotta love it!!

I FEEL YOU

I feel you
Your sun it shines
I feel you
Within my mind
You take me there
You take me where the kingdom comes
You take me to and lead me through
Babylon
This is the morning of our love
It’s just the dawning of our love
I feel you
Your heart it sings
I feel you
The joy it brings
Where Heaven waits
Those golden gates and back again
You take me to and lead me through
Oblivion
This is the morning of our love
It’s just the dawning of our love
I feel you
Your precious soul and I am whole
I feel you
Your rising sun, my kingdom comes
I feel you
Each move you make
I feel you
Each breath you take
Where Angel’s sing
And spread their wings, my love’s on high
You take me home
To glory’s throne by and by
This is the morning of our love
This is the dawning of our love
This is the morning of our love
It’s just the dawning of our love

~ “I Feel You” by Depeche Mode

Songwriters
ARNOLD, BRADLEY KIRK / ROBERTS, MATTHEW DARRICK / HENDERSON, CHRISTOPHER LEE / HARRELL, ROBERT TODD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTKJ_itifQg

Wow…. I love this song… I love how it arrived in my life, and I love all the layers of meaning and messages it conveys…. for us ALL. xo Wowza! ~~~~ I FEEL YOU. Love, Always, DeAnne
 

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Savoring each step

Royal Road ~ St. Baume, France (C) DeAnne Wolfgram 2012

 

Savoring each step we take upon our path…..
Every moment, Everything and EveryONE truly IS SACRED.

Blessings All

photograph: “The Royal Road to Magdalene’s Cavern Cathedral” by DeAnne Wolfgram May 2012

Love Bomb

It's Loaded

LOVE is my weapon of CHOICE.

It IS loaded, and I am not afraid to use it. 
LOVE BOMBS AWAY ~ Today and Every Day. xo

DeAnne, Conscious Connections NOW

SHE is born to flow

“She is born to flow. She’s a river.
Crystalline, clear, joyous, nourishing, quenching, flowing water is her natural state.”

This entire  Joyous Woman post by Sukhvinder Sircar truly spoke to me and for me today…. I am a very watery woman, and this message was pure truth. I feel the flow…..
Thank you once again Sukhvinder. You write the pulse of our hearts so often. xo

Read on…. As with all of her writings, Sukhvinder Sircar gives expression to our female souls and the divine feminine harmonizing upon our planet, through every woman.

Infinite Timeless Dance

I feel that same timeless scene arriving …..

I see the woman who gracefully shapeshifts from joyful child to wise crone to maiden and mother and back again, morphing into any age and stage she wishes with ease. She owns them all. Dance.Night.Dark&LightThey are all alive inside her now. In that dance through the forest of earthen mists, the white and black, the dark and light swirl in blessed honoring union. They dance together in and out forming an infinite figure eight. The light curves into the dark and the dark curves back into the light with equal reverence and ease. Blending, merging, dancing ~ all in infinite harmonized balance.

What ease and freedom of Self live there.

In that state of Being, we can be and choose any expression of Self in any moment.
We are the timeless one, dancing without care.

We know who we are there.
I love who I feel there.

Beloveds ~ We are the Sacred Union of dark and light. OO

Dance.  Savor the reverence of your timeless dance.

A Broken OPEN Moment

“Let love guide you into the next broken open moment.”

One of my dearest friends, soul sisters and collaborators at Sacred Circle Retreats wrote this message this morning:

“We are all being nurtured and guided by Divine Feminine energy to expand our heart space. Let go of the idea we need protection from heartbreak…as the continual expansion cannot be contained.  Welcome the coming changes without expectations. Let love guide you into the next broken open moment. M*”

I am experiencing this today…Thank you for this message and guidance Melynnda, Edgy Mystic.

As I slowly take my time to place lights on our holiday tree and allow my entire body its healing assimilation from an extended cold, I was listening to a Super Soul Sunday episode. It features Mark Nepo. I had watched another with him yesterday, and I marveled at the timing of Jackie sharing her gorgeous Prayer post by him at Sacred Circle Retreats today. Oh how our lives so often parallel with our dearest ones. We all know that well.

Moments ago listening to Mark discuss his journey through cancer and how we have all experienced loss in some way my heart broke open even further. He said, “What opens us is never as important as what it opens….” I was awash in tears as the rain continues to cascade outside. For me, memories of the trials of cancer, the loss of bearing children and all those other seemingly overwhelming moments of challenge in my life just melted into right now. I AM HERE BEING.  I am here being more of who I always wished to be, accepting the constancy of change and flow, of uncertainty and fresh awareness, of it All. I looked down at all the colorful Christmas tree lights in my hand and felt that Christ that lies within us all. The blessed tears still flow… There are those moments when we truly bless the journey and where we are in the moment, and we feel the PRESENCE residing within and through it all. This was one of those moments.

“What opens us is never as important as what it opens….” ~ Mark Nepo

Yes, truly ~ “Let love guide you into the next broken open moment.” M*

Eternal Flame

May the eternal flame burn brightly.

May it spark more souls to Peace.

May it ignite more hearts to live their own “Profiles in Courage.”

May it forever remind us to honor and live our own legacy.

We honor this today, on this day, November 22, 2013 ~ the 50th anniversary of the passing of the torch, as visionary President John F. Kennedy left this world. May his eternal flame burn brightly forever….

.JFK's Eternal Flame ~ Arlington

~ DeAnne Wolfgram, Conscious Connections NOW

photograph: “Eternal Flame”, DeAnne Wolfgram 2008

Note: This blog post and message were shared at 11:11 AM PT, November 22, 2013.

Mistakes are Divine

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“Mistakes, issues, challenges, problems…
These just show how divine you really are.

Now that, is deeper than it may first appear.

Beethoven’s 5th, please -”
The Universe

November 13, 2013: My morning message above from the Universe (TUT.com) prompted this post today.

Day#13 ~ On this lucky day, I am thankful for recognizing the blessings of mistakes…….

I read on a blog’s comments this morning: “Admitting mistakes is divine. Regretting mistakes is destructive.”

I recognize all those dark moments of being self-destructive in my own life, mired in regret and self-judgment over perceived mistakes.  Now, I am profoundly thankful for the deeply compassionate person in me that loved herself out of that self-imposed prison.

I am actually thankful now for the blessings of that heavy time… It created far more lightness in my life, and I dare say more enlightenment also. I’m thankful too for all those who loved me through it. We all make mistakes.  It’s part of our divine humanity. It’s how we learn and grow, just like children learning to walk. We stumble, fall and get back on our feet. Keep taking those steps!

Being able to be compassionate with ourselves and others while still encouraging ourselves “to be all that we can be” ~~ well, now THAT is priceless.

Savor a few mistakes today and Be Compassionate.
Lovingly,  DeAnne, Conscious Connections NOW

Here’s a bit more:

TUT Messages: http://www.tut.com/
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI
image source: http://daaesha-maharukh.blogspot.com/2012/02/mistakes.html

An Archetypal Journey: Empowering the Slave

A year ago in the Fall of 2012, I was taking archetypal journeys with some of my fellow guides at the virtual spiritual retreat forum known as Sacred Circle Retreats.  SacredCircleRetreats-banner-website-tagline-centeredA small group of us were delving into our personal archetypes in the style of Caroline Myss (author of “Sacred Contracts,” “Entering the Castle” and more.)  All of us have studied Caroline’s work and a few have a real depth of knowledge in her archetypal work following certifications and personal trainings with her.

Despite this level of understanding and scholarly aptitude, none of us were probably fully prepared for the chaos to clarity that our work together would yield for each one of us.  The process reinforced a quality Sacred Circle Retreats creator, Jackie L. Robinson has quoted from Caroline Myss many times, “We need to become souls with stamina.” Well we certainly did!  There were times where the mind definitely got in the way, where we were mired in confusion or doubt, where our unconscious Saboteur felt as if it was fighting us at each turn, or where we simply weren’t ready to go to those places inside ourselves.

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On the whole though, it was a time that brought each of us to much greater wholeness withIN.  Parts of ourselves that were in need of healing and harmonizing came to the surface. Within the sacred circle of trust we shared, we each embraced these unrealized selves within.  It was a powerful experience but not an easy one.  One of my dearest friend’s on the planet said this years ago, it is so true:

“Consciousness is not for sissies.”

Consciousness will bring you face to face with everything: the good, the bad and the ugly as they say.  And yet, once we shed light on our shadows and acknowledge both our darkness and our light, we blend all the players within us into a great symphony. The shadow and light become principal dancers and our life becomes a work of art. We then are our own masterpiece of creation.

For me personally, one of our shared archetypal journeys became gut-wrenching.  It struck a core part of myself that, once owned, brought me to a place of self-compassion and Grace I’d never known before. The getting there wasn’t easy, but like we’ve said, “Consciousness is not for sissies.”

It’s not important for me to share all the gorey details.  In fact, I don’t know that I could recall them anyway. What I do remember is recognizing that there was an enormous core part of me that had gone my entire life feeling like I was wrong and that something was profoundly wrong with me.  IMG_2034In this particular archetypal session, one of our original guides, Jen Guptil (who was one of Caroline Myss’ first Sacred Contract students) helped me hone inward and feel into the archetype that was located in my 4th house. This is the place on the Sacred Contract wheel that represents ‘home’ both the home we grew up in as a child, the home we’ve created as an adult and the home inside ourselves.  Having a double Cancer as my astrological sign (sun & rising), the sign most connected to home and family, this represented an important archetype for me to know and to own.  What I was not prepared for was the anguish I felt there.  I saw shackles and chains.  I felt deep judgment and woundedness, pain, fear, doubt, uncertainty, hyper vigilance, perpetual wrongness and a hopelessness that deeply ached.  As I described what came in visions and feelings, and shared a few painful experiences from my childhood and marriage, Jen asked the other guides if they sensed what she did. Intuitively Melynnda Button our ‘Edgy Mystic’ guide said, “Yes” and lovingly encouraged me.  She said, “DeAnne this is what you’ve been waiting for.  You can do this.”  Then gently, Jen said that she felt the archetype of The Puppet or The Slave here in the house of my Home.  The Slave???  I lived the archetype of the Slave in my home?  Jen emphasized too that this was the home I had created within myself  as well. No wonder, I had dealt with such horrific self-judgment for years.  I was reeling from the feelings that errupted from deep within me.  The journey that day had plunged me into body shaking sobs.  IMG_3903It was a catharsis like none I had ever experienced in my life.  It most certainly was NOT easy.  My fellow guides “held the space” both energetically and emotionally for me to come into this awareness and for that I can never offer enough appreciation.

We are all energetic beings, and these archetypal energies are part of our very Being. We have a dozen or so that are all those inner personalities and qualities within us. Once we understand, befriend and own them, we truly are whole and Holy in a conscious way.

That day, as I was feeling raw and torn wide open, a magical and miraculous synchronicity occurred. While I was immersed in assimilating the energy of ‘the slave’, my daughter literally walked through our door after school as ‘The Queen’ wearing a golden crown on her head. What an incredible juxtaposition for mother and daughter!  IMG_2092

She was beaming with excitement and self confidence.  Her name had been drawn at her high school’s Homecoming Assembly, and she was called down in front of the entire school to receive a gift basket as part of a community service acknowledgment. It included a golden paper crown that was placed upon her head atop her lovely golden curls.  Through most of her high school years, my daughter had been more of a kind, quiet, introverted academic and art student. It was unlike the vivacious, bouncy social butterfly she had been in her early years. She was happy overall at that time, just not as empowered feeling as she had once been. Something shifted for her that day. She was “seen” in front of her peers in a public way, and she was thrilled and amazed by it all.  I was so happy for her, and I was deeply grateful that she could appreciate her experience like that. I was also thankful that she could hear of my ‘slave’ awareness with compassion and that it didn’t diminish her joy. Again, we held space for each other and our personal experiences that day.IMG_2309

Later that night, after attending my daughter’s senior high school Homecoming football game, I would continue crying alone in my room until I slept and awoke crying once more. That day provided a core catharsis and awakening.  I remembered and assimilated so many parts of myself, so many ages and stages. DeAnneI remembered the young woman who had been her high school’s valedictorian and yet always carried such a fear of being wrong. I remembered the exuberant child who was fearless. scan0004I remembered the little girl who had been empathic and watched so many adults around her not feeling free to be completely themselves while living in a wounded world. I felt that girl adopting an inner slave inside. She had lovingly learned to please others, to bring joy and to bring more emotional ease around her.  If she could help keep them happy, she wouldn’t have to feel their hidden pain or experience unpleasant emotions. Unknowingly, she had enslaved herself, allowing herself to be inadvertently puppeted by the moods and expectations of others.

The empowerment of the ‘slave’ was in recognizing that this energy was present and that there was nothing ‘wrong’ with it ~ nor with me.  I had known too as a child that I was “a happy accident”, born of teenage parents. I knew that they refused the suggestion of having an abortion and been able to be great parents creating a loving family for my brother and I.  Of course we pick up the emotional tones of our parents and families, I could often feel the places in them where they felt enslaved and imprisoned, especially  in notions of needing to be perfect in some way.  In facing this ‘slave’ archetype, this awareness freed me.  Compassion infused me – for myself and for all of us who had ‘imprisoned ourselves’ out of fear.  I also believe in my core that we have CHOICE. We create these ‘Sacred Contracts’ with family even before incarnating. Recognizing that our souls CHOOSE to learn through these archetypes and alongside the people in our lives is an empowering idea when fully embraced.  IMG_8944I read up on the attributes of ‘The Slave’ and learned that while the shadow side was “giving your willpower to an external authority out of fear of making your own choices and lacking self-authority “, the light attribute to ‘The Slave’ was to become truly free by surrendering to the Divine, the Higher Power ,with complete trust.  Those with this attribute can become true servants of the Divine.  And I now knew that I possessed this quality in the heart of my home within. It was quite an awareness to assimilate and to begin to humbly magnify through me into the world. I continue learning.

I realized later how extraordinary it was, this day that my daughter and I played out the roles of the Queen and the Slave.  It was incredulously symbolic.  That day, I “came home” to that ‘home’ of my Sacred Contract, and it all occurred on the actual day of my daughter’s senior “Homecoming” game.  That day too, she, in turn, was “coming home” to the empowered Queen within her.  The dance of the universe is indescribable at times.

There is a divine timing in it all.

One year later, I would be joining 50+ women for an inaugural Heroines Journey Retreat where we recognized the Queens in ourselves and one another. IMG_7455_2

 It appears those archetypal journeys intertwined for me and came full circle one year later.

LIFE….. what a journey it is.IMG_7434_3

DeAnne Wolfgram
~ Creator, Facilitator & Guide – Conscious Connections NOW
~ Opening  Guide at Sacred Circle Retreats