No more alerts, banners, newsfeeds, apps...No more automatic updates...Not on TV, my phone, the radio. Nothing.
I've also deleted my Twitter account and eliminated Facebook scrolling.
But we're in the information age, you say. We can know anything in an instant, at our fingertips!
"Don't you want to know what's going on in the world?" people ask me.
And my honest-to-God answer is: NOPE.
I don't want to know what's going on in the world. I don't want to know which of my Facebook "friends" is currently heartbroken, or how much plastic just washed up on a beach, or who the latest mass murderer is and how many people he took with him.
I've decided to live my life the way I want to see it. Put my energy where it matters most and where I can keep stress to a bare minimum (actually non-existent), staying as emotionally sane as possible.
~I pick up plastic on the beach, mine and anyone else's I find.
~I look people in the eye at the grocery store and say "How are you?"
~I meet with my friends weekly. I message those who are on my mind and have a conversation.
~I pray for peace and sanity for everyone in this world.
~I donate when and where I want to.
~I continue to share my healing work and messages, working with others to expand my knowledge and practice and connecting with others, asking them to do the same.
I don't need a news commentator's two cents to motivate me to do any of these things. I don't need to know that the weather can be deadly or that it's dangerous to use my debit card at a gas station.
These things don't serve me and I don't want them in my reality.
But I do want you in my reality! So if you want me to know something, tell me, because I probably won't find out about it any other way.
The upside to that is I won't be adding my fear or sorrow or anxiety onto your Facebook posts, because that's what happens...like attracts like. How many of you felt worse after posting some news flash that a hundred people weighed in on with their fear or sorrow?
And what if we all shared our stories and concerns personally? It would...
Something sorely missing right now.
Contact me if you need help navigating the world today. Or, contact me to share your news. All in an effort to...
Live in love,
If you didn't read yesterday's post, please take a second and scroll back...I've got some follow up guidance on this 11/11...
Collectively, we put faith in numbers~dates, times, sequences~as an sign of "time to act" or "things are changing."
But they don't change because of the numbers, but because of the energy of expectation we place around these events, including the moon phases and solstices and astrological changes.
Today's 11/11! Repeating ones typically indicate change is in the air, or a new beginning...
Yesterday I mentioned catalysts in our lives being the cause of our evolutionary steps and frequency upgrades. Unfortunately, humans have used trauma and disease as our catalysts for eons.
On this 11/11, I'd like to propose a change. Listen very, very closely to what your gut is telling you. We can graduate from the need to create trauma as our catalysts, and 11/11 is the perfect day to do that! Once we listen to what our intuition is telling us, we won't need that proverbial "kick in the ass" to make a change.
Remember as well, we are the catalysts for everyone else. What we do and say can be the change agent for anyone around us. But we can't force them to evolve or see what we see.
So on this 11/11, spend your time and energy focusing on your intuition, growth and evolution, not on trying to convince anyone else they need to grow and evolve.
It's their choice to use the catalyst experience to their advantage, or not.
I also encourage you to set your intention to detach from any further "kicks in the ass" to spark your growth or a-ha's.
11/11 is the perfect day to do this!
Contact me if you need guidance figuring this out. Once you do, it becomes second nature!
Holding space for humanity~
Yes, I believe everything is energy. Everything. Most particularly, us. And because you are reading this, there may be a nugget of truth in my latest download for you.
A few weeks ago, I was given some "new" information regarding frequencies.
What I was shown I call our "set point" (at least, that's the word I was given).
Here's how it works: Each of us chose a frequency "set point" before we incarnated here on Earth. It is the frequency at which we chose to start our life.
Our emotions then become an indicator of our resonance with this set point. Let me explain...
Let's say we chose to start our life at 500 hertz, our personal frequency. When we encounter higher frequencies (emotions, people or circumstances) we feel great and generally want more! When we encounter lower frequencies (emotions, people or circumstances), we feel anxious, sad or want to escape, either physically (quitting a job) or through outside means such as alcohol or food.
That's why emotions can't be medicated or ignored, they tell us what is "good" for us and when we need to change what's around us.
Life circumstances, particularly trauma and illness, are catalysts for our evolution. We create them to evolve (a lightbulb goes off~ energy!) and that raises our frequency set point, permanently.
Think of life as just a series of experiences to raise our frequencies so we get closer to unconditional love.
That's why what used to work no longer feels right for so many of us~ life and circumstances are naturally raising our set points if we allow them to. And that is also why some people are not affected by the lower energy emotions or circumstances they create because their set point is at a lower frequency (take a look around, you'll see it happening right in front of your eyes).
Despite outward appearances, humanity IS moving forward, and because you are reading this, you are a BIG part of that! If you'd like to explore this in-depth and make sense of your personal evolution, feel free to contact me for a session.
Moving the world forward toward peace and health is what I LOVE to do, join me!
(If you are stumbling upon this 2019 post, I'm offering an update. I have since changed my views on vaccines since Covid appeared. I believe that we are called to assist humanity by indeed stepping out of victimhood (what will happen to ME?) and into a "I'm doing this to protect YOU" mentality. It's critical for unity consciousness and to honor humanity.)
Yesterday I was presented with an opportunity to further my spiritual work in a mainstream setting, something I've been fostering in the world for decades (for all healers, not just me!).
But there was a caveat, and for me, a big one.
I was required to get a mandatory flu vaccine. And I refused.
Now, before the barrage of insults or praise flies, I ask that you kindly read through my perspective.
I have spent the past several years believing and teaching the principle that we are not victims of anything.
Not victims of the government, our parents, circumstances, arguments, or disease. Everything we encounter, endure or experience is because we have chosen to do so for one of two reasons:
1) We are emotionally imbalanced and we draw similar vibrations to us (and often our bodies react)
2) We are choosing to have a spiritual awakening that is leading us to a greater understanding of ourselves and our purpose (and sometimes this includes our transition from this life).
That's it. Believe it or not, it is all a choice to benefit us. You may not realize it...perhaps it is a soul choice or a subconscious choice, but it's a choice nonetheless.
And I know it's hard to understand why anyone would choose any difficult circumstance, but we do it all the time, me included. That's what my work tries to do...help people be purposeful in their creation so they can do it from joy or passion and not out of trauma or catastrophe.
If you think back to a recent illness or circumstance that you say you were a victim of~ if you are honest with yourself~ you will probably see that one of these two scenarios fit.
So back to my flu shot perspective:
If no one is a victim of illness or disease, and everyone chooses their experiences for one of the above reasons, then my getting a flu shot is irrelevant.
In other words, if someone is meant to experience the flu (by choosing it), my vaccination will have no bearing on their experience.
Getting the flu shot means that I am buying into a victimhood mentality; believing that my immunity could alter another person's experience (no one can alter your experience except YOU) or that my vaccine could alter whether I choose to experience it or not.
And I wasn't willing to compromise my beliefs.
Now, will I stop you from vaccinating? Absolutely not. Will I promote vaccine information that may or may not be true? Nope. Those are all there to help you make your choices.
My request is that you consider spending as much time as possible working toward emotional balance for yourself and those around you. Listen to your gut, it's your guidance. Don't ignore your intuition. Understand that everything that "happens" to you is of your creation and you did it for a reason, a beneficial reason.
Then perhaps you won't need to experience illness and disease in order to get the message. That is my hope for humanity and why I continue my work. For now, not in mainstream, but the time is coming...it's coming.
Connect with me here!
What's the gorilla? Thoughtful? Sad? Watchful? Or just sleepy?
Labels. Probably one of the most detrimental habits humans have adopted.
Teachers will agree, yes?
We all had those students who "defied the odds" against their labels and we see it all the time on social media and the news. Recent case in point: Greta Thunberg.
I challenge you to recognize the labels that you've placed on yourself and others.
Go ahead, take a moment. Reflect on how you identify yourself. I'm going to join you.
All labels imply judgment. And if we are working toward a "We Are All One" society, then abandoning judgment will be our make-or-break moment.
I'm also going to suggest that we are all of the labels, some of the time. (I'll even offer I've been Democratic and Republican!)
We can even be opposing labels at the same time: Caring and aloof, compassionate and detached, shy and talkative, lazy and motivated...
It's when we place judgment upon these labels that we feel the negative spiral around them.
"I'm empathetic. He's the black sheep. She's shy. They're pushy," all smack of judgment.
All labels suit us some of the time. And they all have a purpose in getting things done or waking us up.
So my request is: just BE!
Be quiet or inquisitive or introspective or emotional or detached! It doesn't matter as long as it's authentic.
Please, don't judge others or yourself for how you are feeling, and more importantly, don't label our children.
Here's to moving humanity forward...join me!
Carrie Beleno, Spiritual Life Coach
Someone just asked me what we can do to eradicate fear in society...Isn't that the million dollar question?
I love it, though! I love these discussions and questions. I love throwing out there another way to look at life. And I love hearing about how people are making a difference in the world.
Take a moment to ponder how often fear rules the day in society:
Fear of disease/accidents/trauma. Fear of any government taking/losing control. Fear of a group "winning" or "losing." Fear of not being heard. Fear of not having enough. Fear of war (which is a result of all these other fears)...
The list goes on and on.
(Incidentally, we, collectively, have not evolved out of survival mode despite rumors to the contrary. Had we, we wouldn't be having this discussion).
What can we do about this systemic, fear-based society we have created? (Yep, WE created this, just so we can uncreate it. Apparently we love a good challenge).
First, don't worry about what's going on "out there." All of this change starts with us. Take a look at where you hold fear: Around your family? Illness? Money? Future?
Then take a look at whether those situations are real (meaning you actually have facts to substantiate your fear), or if they're imagined (future possibilities that you have no evidence for).
Now focus only on those instances of fear that are "real." Picture them resolving themselves. Call upon others to come to the rescue and co-create with you. Imagine a plethora of opportunities as doors in front of you and choosing one (you don't have to necessarily know what's behind the door). Feel the solution. Feel the ease. Feel the relief. These positive feelings are your creative tools, just like fear is.
Remember, we create everything we live, and we co-create these situations with others. Create the solutions, it's just as easy as creating the problems. We were just never taught how to do it.
Imagine everyone doing this. Imagine everyone, individually, taking hold of their fears, real and imagined, and creating solutions. (Remember, a solution may simply involve releasing the fear). Imagine all of our corporate strongholds, government officials, and world power-holders releasing fear around winning/losing, control, lack or obedience.
We'd be living in a much different world. It's possible, and it starts within each of us.
Next time you are in a confrontational situation, ask the person what their fear is and identify yours. That's changing the world.
It's the solstice...a natural time of change. Who's ready to be a world-changer? I know I am. Let's do this!
Live in love,
"The Shift," "The Evolution of Consciousness," "The Awakening," and a thousand other names we've given for that nebulous place we're headed...But after my Reiki class last night, I'm certain as to where I'd like to see our future:
I'd like to see every human being enjoying what's right in front of us: Nature, the kindness and generosity of humans, clean water, stress-free living, hospitality, the ocean, health...
Right now, that's not happening. Those that "have" haven't fully figured out how to empower those that "have not" yet (and I'm not pinning this on the 1%. This is for all of us that have any modicum of "have.")
Step one: Eliminate the lack mentality. There is enough for everyone. There always was and always will be.
Step two: Make a difference today, no matter how small.
We can't wait around for the news media or healthcare system or government to change. All we can do is follow our conscience as those structures unravel. But I'm asking you, in some small way, to create a moment of "heaven on earth" for someone else today.
Focus on the difference you can make, not trying to convince others of the difference they can make.
We'll all be glad you did.
"Energy healing." So many questions! Over the last 20+ years of offering and teaching Reiki, I've heard them all:
Is it for real? What does it mean? How is it possible? And this one has been popping up a lot lately: Is it Christian?
Here's my perspective:
1) Yes, it is "real." Everything is real (and not), at the same time. We create our reality...everything we see and everything that happens to us is our creation. What you see as real, I may not. Hard to believe? I know. Why in the world would we create half the things humanity is experiencing, right?
Here's why: We have been trained, or have learned, that when we create trauma, we bring out the best in ourselves. Think about it. The ravaging weather conditions, the mental health issues or the latest government antics...they all have a purpose in helping us decide what is best for us individually and as a society and then we choose what we are going to do about it.
Trauma brings out the best in us. We donate resources, manpower, time, our voices. It's time to allow the best in us to show up without the preceding trauma.
2) What does it mean? Everything is energy. Everything is made up of bouncing, vibrating atoms. These vibrations are what we operate from, whether or not you sense them or realize it.
Emotions are the strongest and most powerful vibrations, from the lowest (fear) to the highest (love). Colors are vibrations, sound is vibration. Nature is vibration. News media? Vibration.
We feel these vibrations, respond and act according to what we feel or sense.
If we are surrounded by and internalize lower vibrations, we will respond accordingly. Likewise with higher vibrations. Think about it, don't you feel better in nature or by the ocean or around funny, light-hearted people? Those are the higher vibrations.
3) How is Reiki possible? A Reiki practitioner can concentrate the higher vibrating energy that is flowing all around us and direct it for you to use for your highest good, whatever that looks like: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual balance, a renewed sense of purpose, connection to life...the list goes on. Ask someone who has truly experienced Reiki and they'll fill you in. No one really knows "how it happens," but we learn to trust the process because we see the results time and time again.
4) Lastly, is it Christian? I've been seeing a lot on the internet lately about this. Reiki is not tied to any specific religion, so you don't have to worry about it interfering with your belief system.
Here's my take on the root of this question: "Healing only comes from God. No one else can claim to heal." Reiki masters and practitioners don't heal. We are facilitators for your decision to heal. That's it. We are doing God's work on Earth (we all are, whether you realize it or not. Smiling at someone at the grocery store is doing "God's work"). That's why humanity was created~to experience heaven on earth (we botched that up pretty well though, didn't we?)
Here's a little secret around this: YOU decide your healing path. And if you want to join with God's energy to do so, so be it. If you don't, that's your choice as well. A Reiki practitioner isn't going to decide that for you.
Our job is to clear out the gunk to allow the options to come forward, it's up to you to choose the path.
Is it with God? Super! Is it with Buddha, "the universe," Spirit, Source, nature, your deceased grandma? Wonderful! It doesn't matter. Those are all higher-energy partners to help us create heaven on earth. Or it can be none of those, simply the desire to make the world a better place. That's ok too, just allow.
The world needs a little bit more energy healing, don't you think? Join us!
Want to be a part of the solution? I am not currently seeing clients (because my focus is now collaborative and not 1:1), but do have a full schedule of Reiki classes. I'd love for everyone to experience and learn Reiki and carry it into their day-to-day lives. Click "events" to see my class schedule.
Live in love,
Abortion: "an undertaking regarded by the speaker as unpleasant or badly made or carried out."
I've been largely silent during this current political landscape, but I'm hearing it's time I offer my perspective, and for those who've followed my story, you know I have to listen! As I see it, this crucial time is propelling us to a new evolution of humanity.
First, we need to determine what it is that we don't want, and that's exactly what our current politics (and leaders) are helping us do (and it doesn't matter which side you are on). Check.
Second, we need to determine what it is we DO want, and many of us are doing that right now. Check.
And lastly, we have to determine what it all means and where we are going with it. Not checked. Yet.
Let's take the current hot topic of abortion. Where we agree: No one wants to ever have to make that decision. No one wants the women they love to be placed in a life-threatening situation. WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE. We're just going about it from a political position, "the old way of doing things."
THAT'S what we are being forced to take a hard look at, being forced to change the structure.
What we are attempting to create right now is a world where there is no need for abortions because everyone is respected. Everyone makes a choice that is best for all. We won't have to abort because of lack of finances or food or family support, because those will be provided. We won't have to abort because of rape or incest because, when everyone respects everyone and acts as if we are all one, those acts won't exist anymore. Pregnancy will occur because that choice will be best for ALL involved.
Unbelievable? Impossible, you say?
But that's what this political landscape is trying to get us to see, albeit obliviously.
It's happening right now.
We're just going about it using the old paradigm, the old way of doing things.
This is how the human race is attempting to reach our goal of WE ARE ALL ONE. No one said it was going to be easy, but these are the first, extremely important steps.
I don't believe we are going backwards as a country, quite the opposite actually. I think we are charging forward in forcing us to unite for the common well-being of all. Appearances are deceiving, don't buy into the illusion.
So now, what do we do about it? Start having conversations about what is best for all. Discuss what: "What you do to yourself you do to all and what you do to others you do to yourself" really means to you. Envision what your world looks like when this becomes reality. Talk about it.
These aren't black or white conversations. Not republican or democrat. Not progressive or conservative.
These are humanitarian conversations. Have them. Join us on the cutting edge of change, it's what America is doing right now.
Believe it or not.
(I hope to begin holding discussion groups about this new paradigm...anyone want to join me?)
I am a catalyst for change, and so are you! We all are, for each other. We are co-creating this thing called life~the good, the bad and the ugly.
I took some time off from my intuitive Reiki work~and from the hamster wheel of life~to take pause. Assess what was important. Check in with my direction and life purpose.
And thanks to a few well-timed family, friends, clients and colleagues who helped me co-create, I'm back to my intuitive Reiki work with a renewed sense of purpose.
I have chosen to simply call myself an intuitive Reiki Master/Teacher, not a healer or spiritual teacher. I share with clients how to see life from a new perspective, one free of judgment, victimhood and guilt, and how to connect with energy that’s just waiting to help us navigate our human experience.
I have learned that healing comes from within each of us. I cannot do that for you, no one can. I have learned that dis-ease is a clear indicator that something is out of balance and has been ignored to the point of manifesting in our bodies to get us to notice.
My direction and perspective continues to evolve. Reiki is the concentration of energy for a specific purpose, and my purpose is to be a catalyst for awareness to help rewrite "the human condition." In other words, inspiring others to choose purposefully, co-create consciously, and discover for themselves their definition of healing.
There's lots of theories and belief systems about "healing" and "manifesting" but I see things more simply now. We create and co-create our lives and it's important to recognize what vibrationally feels right and what does not. I'm choosing to see things more from an energetic viewpoint and less from the "spiritual teacher" lens.
I think it's time to step-up. Take inventory of our happiness and desires. Allow others to do the same, without judgment. Take pause, because it's our right.
I love using my intuition to tap into the root issues that affect our well-being and I invite you to do the same. Intuition is not a gift given to a select few. It's for everyone, and everyone has those gut instincts. We just aren't taught how to use them.
Everything is energy! And just like the energy of the lightening, it needs the earth to make its appearance. We need the energy of the emotions as a catalyst for change...emotions are what make us human.
It's important to recognize emotions and what they are encouraging us to understand about ourselves or our situations, but we spend so much time judging ourselves (and each other) for feeling one way or another (or not feeling a certain way at all), that we lose sight of what they are trying to tell us.
I use Reiki as the spark for my intuitive guidance.
If you would like to discuss the root cause of unhappiness, tapping into your intuition, vibrational (energy) balance, or want a catalyst to spark your consciousness around any topic, contact me.
Bruce Lee once wrote:
"The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning. Now I see that I will never find the light unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel."
It's a critical time for humanity, a juncture like we've never seen before, and I am excited to be alive and ready to assist!
Let's do this!
Carrie, with a lot of Spiritual guidance!