The lotus flower symbolizes the crown chakra, our connection with the divine.
In my experience, meditation has made the most difference in connecting to this Universal God, Source, Light.
When I connect, I can then bring this energy in and remind myself that I am one with that Light, Love and Will of God.
This daily reminder has nourished and balanced me through many times of trial and also gives me what I need to grow to the next level in my life.
The lotus flower is beautiful and it is rooted deep in the darkness, yet always finds its way up to the Light to blossom.
Remember your connection to the divine is always within, waiting to rise up.
#lotus #crown #rise #riseup #consciousness #light #divine #meditation
✨”To Know Thyself is the beginning of Wisdom.” - Socrates
Authenticity is a way of being which is in alignment with the path of your highest purpose and also acknowledges where you are while honoring the journey of your past.
We each have the seed of our authentic greatness within, and it takes special nourishment to grow this seed into a fruitful tree of life!!
✨”There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” - Benjamin Franklin
So… Why is it so difficult a path to truly know ourselves?
We have patterns, assumptions based on past experiences, judgments, blame, shame, and guilt which cloud our perceptions of ourselves and others.
✨”’Know Thyself’ was written over the portal of the antique world. Over the portal of the new world ‘Be Thyself’ shall be written.” - Oscar Wilde
Once we have done the work (yes, it is work) to know ourselves and resolve and heal past wounds and unhealthy patterns which resulted from that wounding, each part of us piece by piece can be reclaimed and free to show through.
✨”Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” - Henry David Thoreau
Authenticity cannot be bought, it cannot be faked, it cannot be achieved through denial or escapism. Our true authenticity lays us bare for the world to see. Exquisitely vulnerable, yet… unshakable. True authenticity stands on the firm foundation of the eternal, the enduring pure essence of who we really are.
✨”We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” - William Shakespeare
When we make the commitment to knowing and being our authentic selves, we begin living a more fulfilled and joyous life! And we shine as a beacon of light to others.
With Love, Purpose and Service,
#knowthyself #authenticity #bethyself #transform #levelup #potential #purpose
The beauty of the petal is in the seed.
Hidden, unseen, and unimagined.
For a plant to flower 🌸 and fruit it puts all its resources into that singular goal, sometimes risking its own life to bring forth its most precious creation! ✨
Each being has wonderful potential.
Life is our opportunity to express potential at the highest level possible.
#nature #flower #inspire #goals #focus #effort #potential #tigermountain #seattle
I used to think that forgiveness was for the person who was in the “wrong”.
That created a lot of anger and resentment in me because I didn’t want to let them off the hook, especially when there was no apology or remorse! In my case I tended to internalize the pain and essentially keep the wound open by reminding myself of the hurt over and over.
This wasted precious time, energy and pulled me down into a cycle of anxiety (fearing the next wound) and depression (ruminating on my wounds). But I didn’t know how to heal… until I learned true forgiveness.
When I learned that forgiveness is never really about the other person… it was a game-changer.
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse the wrong behavior, it’s not a “get out of jail free card”. Forgiveness doesn’t mean I have to forget the awful thing that happened. It’s only smart to remember so I can learn and if necessary protect myself in the future. Forgiveness means releasing myself from being “wounded” and being the “victim”.
It’s the beginning of the healing process. Forgiveness is about releasing myself from the attachment or bond with the pain. It’s about releasing myself from unnecessary suffering. Without forgiveness there can be no true healing.
Forgiveness is “Ok, this thing happened. Am I going to now use it to justify my own hurtful behavior towards myself and possibly others? Or do I move on with my life?” In my experience, I learned that I cannot move forward from that negative/traumatic event until I can forgive and release my blame, shame, guilt, judgment of myself (for letting it happen or whatever my perceived part in it was) and the other(s).
Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can ever give to yourself and the world. It frees you to live your best life instead of being stuck, controlled by a past event.
If you need help with learning to forgive, I have some amazing tools to share. I’m here for you because I’ve been through it and come out the other side! I know the depths of the pain. And I also know the incredible joy on the other side of the healing process.
Sending you so much love 💗
#forgiveness #forgiveyourself #forgive #selflove #selfcare #heal #healing
I tend to be a more private person and connect with people one-on-one and face-to-face in a way that feels most authentic to me. I am what my dad always called a “deep thinker” and I don’t react to situations right away - I take my time and evaluate all of the perspectives I can muster and then I respond. Also, I tend to bare my soul in person… yet our world is moving more and more into the digital realm by design and necessity, and I felt deeply called to meditate on this for a few days to get clear and then stand up, take action and speak on a pressing topic that is near and dear to my heart.
It's one of our primary human drives… to be seen and heard and understood at the deepest level possible to really be accepted. We have to feel like we're seen and heard and understood - social media itself is a testament to this primal desire! And from my personal experience, those people who have really truly been able to see and hear and understand me have been few and far between in my life until I found the Modern Mystery School.
Before I found this school I was already on a path of discovery, of self-discovery. I was on a journey after experiencing a spiritual awakening in 2007. And if you want to learn or read more about that, I've already been sharing about this experience for a while now. Here's an article about this that I wrote in 2017.
When I found the Modern Mystery School, I had been searching for many years. I didn’t necessarily know what I was looking for, but I knew that I had reached some sort of limit on my education - both in the regular school system and the self-learning I had done throughout my life from books - and I just knew there was MORE but I didn’t know where or how to access it. I found the MORE I was looking for with teachings that were about the things that I wanted to learn and explore, because I had already been called from within myself. What I believe is the divine was surfacing from within me, to seek out others who were on the path that I was already on. And more importantly I found teachers that I looked up to and respected 100% and still do!
I felt like I'd won the lottery of the Universe and I still feel like this today! I know I am incredibly blessed and incredibly lucky and incredibly fortunate to have - through my own free-will choices - step-by-step set in motion what I needed in my life in order to get to the next level of my own unique purpose.
Through this journey, I have met people, so many people, either who I've only ever been in one class with them, maybe on the local level or maybe several classes at the international level. Some people in the school I know pretty well and others, I would like to get to know a way better. I look forward to the opportunity in the future to do so. Founder Gudni, Ipsissimus Dave, Ipsissimus Hideto, and all of the women on the Council of 12 serving as the CEOs, International teachers, leaders and amazing role models, in addition to others on the international teaching team and beyond - I consider my lifelong teachers, mentors and role models. These men and women have been instrumental in providing me an education that has given me the structure, the framework, the blueprint to understanding who I am as a human being, the potential of who I can become, and the tools to make that happen.
This is what I craved my entire life - this deeper understanding of myself, others and our world - and how to bring the best out of it. And now that I have it, I cannot imagine what my life would be like without it. These teachings, these healings, these classes have brought such an amazing amount of joy and relief, beauty and friendship, companionship and love, light and joy, all of the good things in life. The priceless things.
I will always be grateful that by choosing class by class, healing by healing, session by session, I have been able to to walk alongside and learn with some of the most incredible people that I've ever met. I've been training with the Modern Mystery School since 2011 and not one single time in any of the many classes or sessions that I have chosen to be a part of have I ever witnessed or experienced anything that was less than 100% above board. And it hurts my heart that these amazing individuals that I admire and credit with helping me to reach so many of my life-long goals are now being senselessly attacked and smeared through a tabloid hit piece. I can’t understand it because I have seen these people in action and what has been written about them is so very far from my own experiences. And even now at the time of writing this a mere 2 weeks from its publication, two of the four people who are directly quoted in the article I refer to have already come out to clarify that their words were twisted by the author of that piece.
What I have witnessed time and again, is being a part of 200 plus people in one room, and finding every single person to be excited to bring their unique piece to the completely outrageous goal that humans can not only get along and “tolerate” each other, but we can create a world where we all thrive in peace and harmony. Our modern society is rampant with apathy, blame, cynicism and pain and there are people that are working very hard to change that, to give hope, to light a path towards something better and greater for humanity. I have always felt this to be my calling. And this is the purpose of the Modern Mystery School - world peace. If you would like to learn more about it you can read our core values and beliefs. I firmly believe this is a place worth investing my time, money and energy in and I have done so freely and with no expectations of anything back except what I have been able to produce through my own efforts using the tools, teachings and healings I have received. I have never regretted my decision to do so.
I encourage you not to take anyone’s word at face value, not even mine. Be your own person!!! Allow yourself to question things. Run your own experiments, but let them be true experiments. Hearsay, accusations, one-sided-stories, drama - all of these are not enough to come to a true conclusion, but unfortunately enough to cause fear, speculation and doubt. But what good can come of those things?
I can only give you my perspective from what I've experienced and it's, it's a beautiful perspective. It's wonderful. Mine is a success story yet not without a lot of hard work and effort on my part. I came to the Modern Mystery School, seeking healing, seeking knowledge, seeking wisdom. I felt like I was at my wit's end. I felt like I was irrevocably broken and yet they didn't put me back together. My teachers never told me exactly what to do or that I had to do anything. They have offered their best perspectives, advice, compassion and wisdom through the lens of empowering me to learn how to make the best choices for myself.
They gave me the knowledge and the tools to do it for myself so I could become empowered. And if I hadn't have done it for myself, if I had someone telling me what to do and how to do it every step of the way, I would not be empowered today. Instead I would be the same, in the same position I was back then.
And I’m SO not perfect. I’m not finished yet and there are many things in my life I’m still working on. But I’m so grateful that I have the tools to continue to work on my life and make progress. I am dedicated to remain brave and vigilant in facing those things within myself and in the world that are difficult to come to terms with, and working to find the highest good path forward.
And so I thank all the leaders of this school for the sacrifices that they've made along the way in order to be able to offer these teachings and tools that have helped me to become the person I am now. Someone who is so much stronger, more loving, more open, more free, and more fulfilled in service to others. Someone who now is able and capable to hold space for others to be seen, heard and understood for who they are and to receive the one-on-one support they deserve to unlock their own unique greatness from within.
In my eyes this is the true legacy of the Modern Mystery School, in a word - empowerment.
I wish you peace, purpose and joy, always in all ways. Love, Beth.
We are approaching the 1-year mark since health and wellness have been pushed to the forefront of our minds and our lives.
Every aspect of this time has served to open our awareness to how we are serving ourselves in creating, maintaining and protecting good health.
One aspect that is not often shown in the mainstream is energy healing.
What is energy healing?
Energy healing is a broad term that encompasses both New Age and Ancient modalities. Not all energy healing is the same. Some targets specific body systems such as acupuncture. Others are more broad-spectrum such as toning "Om" for 10 minutes to raise one's vibratory frequency.
Still other methods - including those that I offer - focus on removing negative energy from the aura before it can even manifest in our physical bodies and also awaken dormant potential in our DNA to allow us greater access to our own potential. This sounds futuristic, yet this is an ancient energy technology which has benefited humans for centuries.
I'm often asked how the energy healing work I do fits into the scheme of things. The answer to this is that the modalities I offer serve to aid you in awakening and healing.
What is awakening?
When we are born we are innocent. Our parents or caregivers take care of us the best they know how from what they have learned in life. And we grow up through a process of step-by-step learning and absorbing information and integrating it from our environment and the people in it.
Yet at a certain point we reach a state of consciousness where we are ready to choose.
Choose what exactly?...
Choose if we will open ourselves up to more, to the hidden knowledge within ourselves.
This point comes at different times/places/situations for everyone. And it is often referred to as "awakening".
At the point of awakening we now are ready to dive beneath the surface of our reality - again, only if we choose to do so. We each have the option to journey within to the heart of ourselves and the wellspring of consciousness. It is there that we are greeted with the opportunity for immense progression.
What is progression?
In the Modern Mystery School, we view progression in two simple words which are a guiding tenet for ALL of the energy healing modalities and training offered - "Know thyself."
"A key to knowing yourself is to know your true purpose in life. To know your life’s purpose and live in alignment with it will create an experience of unprecedented joy and a new level of fulfillment in your life." - Modern Mystery School International
A big part of my work as a Mystery School Guide is to reach out my hand and offer teachings and tools to others who desire to walk along their path, step-by-step and progress towards their greatness.
Yes, this is about your potential.
Progression is the path between where you are now, and where you want to be.
And where you want to be has to do with your purpose.
What is purpose?
Each of us has a unique blend of gifts we bring to the world. We are endowed with these to bring joy, fulfillment, pleasure, love, health, wonder, and all manner of good things to our lives and into the lives of those around us.
When we have an inkling of our purpose, we then have a direction to focus our creative energy and innate gifts onto. We begin to move forward and gain momentum.
A telltale sign that you are onto your life purpose work is that when you are doing it, you feel the most joy in your life. It brings a deep satisfaction that fills you from within and lifts your energy and spirits.
Yet, the path of progression is difficult because you will most certainly color outside of the lines of what others expect of you, and perhaps even your own expectations for yourself.
How does this all come together?
As you awaken and begin to progress towards your life purpose, you will need to heal. There are not so healthy patterns and negative energy that needs to be cleared away so that you can move forward more freely and unencumbered by the past. This is where energy healing can play a vital role.
Also, in order to sustain your new path forward, you may want to be exposed to ideas which are helpful to create new healthy patterns and ways of being. Engaging in training to open your awareness and perception can help you to reach beyond where you are and into a bigger playing field.
As this focus on health continues in our world, it may be helpful to understand that when you have a purpose, it is much easier to align everything in your life in order to achieve that purpose. It becomes multitudes easier to eat healthier if you know that doing so will allow you to become who you want to be down the road.
This is why the Modern Mystery School focuses on progression, and not simply manifestation, although that is a part of it. Progression takes into account the Whole Being of who we really are, and not just what we desire in any particular moment or period of time.
Progression is about our lifelong journey. It holds us in a space of our greater potential and allows us to step into that potential step-by-step along a proven path of healing, knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
With Love, Purpose and Service,
Mystery School Guide, Healer & Teacher
in the Lineage of King Salomon
With the dawning of this new year comes a renewed sense of hope. I've personally noticed and welcomed in a freshness and lightness. While each day is a chance to start anew, there is something very special about the invigoration of the New Year.
Some are celebrating that we made it through 2020. Others might see this year as merely a continuation of hardship and strife. While 2021 most certainly will not be free from these things as we have already seen, I invite you to keep in mind that there is a baseline level of challenging obstacles in our lives and on our personal path. When we come to these challenges humbly and looking through the lens of love and unity, they can helpful teachers, urging us to transform into something better and greater than who we were before.
I welcome you to invite in new experiences, new opportunities for growth, and invite yourself to participate in life at a new level. I invite you to learn new things and be unafraid of connecting with others with an open heart and mind in the spirit of building bridges.
We won't always agree. We won't always like what someone else says. Yet we always have the option to share authentically and possibly learn something that surprises and perhaps even delights us.
The mission of the Modern Mystery School is that of world peace. At this time in human history with all of the problems and challenges facing us this might seem more impossible than ever before.
However, I believe that world peace is a keystone foundational goal that is WORTHY of humanity. One of the greatest joys of our lives is the opportunity to experience different perspectives - which happens best when we feel safe and in a space of compassionate peace. We benefit when we try and do our best to create peace in our own lives and inspire others to do the same, no matter what is happening in the world around us.
Here are 6 helpful perspectives for the year ahead:
With Love, Purpose and Service,
Mystery School Guide, Healer & Teacher
in the Lineage of King Salomon
Next week begins the 10 week countdown to 2021 - can you believe it?! Now is a perfect time to refocus on what you want to accomplish and do before the end of the year. Below is a checklist of a few of my top suggested to-dos before 2020 is gone for good.
10 Essential Things To Do Before 2021 - in no particular order :)
I recommend choosing one of these for each week remaining in the year. Jot them down on your calendar or set an alert on your phone to remind you on the Sunday or Monday at the beginning of each week.
Sending you my very best :)
Mystery School Guide, Healer & Teacher
in the Lineage of King Salomon
Meditation. If you've attended any class or session with me, you probably noticed that I mention meditation... a lot.
The ability to focus one's mind, to bring peace into the heart, and harmony into one's being and environment in the blink of an eye - sound appealing?
I know it did to me!
But... when I first began meditating, it was not like that. I struggled.
One of the issues I ran into was getting really stuck on "when is the timer going to go off" and "how much LONGER do I have???" and it really was not getting me the results I was seeking.
In order to get my mind OFF of the time and ON to my meditation, I tried something different.
Instead of using the Timer feature, I tested out the Stopwatch on my phone.
What I experienced would change my meditation practice for good! Why?
(1) Because the stopwatch counts UP instead of down - as the numbers increase I feel more and more accomplished. I allow myself to slightly open my eyes and see how much time has passed, and this helps to ground me into my practice of meditation rather than draw my attention away from it.
(2) I'm not waiting on a Timer to tell me when my meditation is “done". This allows me to come to a natural stopping or pause point in my meditation practice and come back into the room gently in my own time. And I don't fell like a failure if I "am running out of time and haven't gotten anything done" or "don't make it" all the way to when the Timer goes off.
(3) Not setting a Timer takes my mind off of time and centers my awareness on being in the now moment. I can release thoughts of “how much time do I have left” (which is in the future) and places my awareness back in the present moment with “ok, I’ve been meditating for x minutes and I feel like I can go longer” or “I feel like I’m done for now.” I set a goal of how much time I would like to spend, but it can also flex organically.
Each meditation session is different and, unless you have a serious time constraint on your meditation time, it's beneficial for it to take its own course. The Timer can be jarring when in meditation as well, even if you have it set to a soothing or subtle alert sound, because meditation puts us in a deeper brainwave state.
Keep in mind that the amount of time spent is only ONE measure of a good meditation practice. Some days my meditation is short but super powerful - and it's exactly what I needed!
I hope this is valuable insider information for you to up your meditation game.
Let me know if you try this out - I'd love to hear how it works for you!
Guide, Healer & Teacher
in the Lineage of King Salomon
p.s. The upcoming Empower Thyself Class & Initiation has a Sanctuary Meditation technique you will learn which helps your meditation practice become more consistent and allows you to get more accurate inner guidance through this unique meditation technique. Let me know if you're interested and I will share more :)
When was the last time we asked ourselves "What is really in my HEART?"
When we examine our heart with objectivity, we can begin to see clearly where our heart is leading us. But it is a bit of a mystery because from the time we are little, our true heart's desire is covered up by what we "learn" from both the hurtful and rewarding experiences, and through these experiences we begin to put limitations on our heart.
I remember being about 6 years old having an incredible imagination, and then being told that what I wanted to do in the world to help others probably wouldn't happen. I was given so many reasons why what I wanted to do wouldn't work. So much negative feedback on what I was doing wrong to not fit into what others wanted me to be. I eventually believed it and I gave up... almost... because my heart never really did give up.
Many years later I had an awakening at the age of 26. I wasn't looking for an awakening but it came! And with it I remembered all of the things I wanted to do for others, and my heart began to remember as well. I started the process of trusting my heart, and to truly lead from my heart for the first time in my life.
I invite you to contemplate the following questions -
"If I could do ONE thing to day to lead with my heart - what would it be?"
"If I could do ONE thing in the next year to fulfill my heart's true desire - what would I do?"
Maybe you don't know what your heart really wants - is it time to find out? Are you ready to remember that piece of yourself? Are you ready to do the self-work to bring out and express your pure essence?
The heart holds the blueprint of our deepest desires and also the understanding of what will bring us the most joy in our lives! Meditation helps to open this back up for us, and the sessions and classes help to heal old wounding which blocks us from the potential of living our true heart's desires, and empower us to live a life of deeper purpose and fulfillment.
And I know that we are living through extraordinary times - which in my view makes it even more important to keep in touch with our internal desires and guidance system.
One session in particular which helps to heal the heart is the Hermetic Soul Retrieval. This session brings back pieces of the soul which have been lost or detached through trauma or other events. Bringing these pieces back helps us to remember our true heart's desires and the passion to create joy, wonder, peace and prosperity in our lives for ourselves and to help others! I am offering this session at a special price along with the Life Activation session. You can pre-schedule these sessions now as we anticipate re-opening through the next phase in Washington state. Message me for more details if you are interested.
I invite you to think about the true instinct of our heart - is it to hate or to love? is is to be afraid or to have courage? is it to isolate or connect?
As a child, what was your first response? Was it to hate? Probably not. We learn these negative patterns along the way. We cover up our true heart's desire with bitterness and limitation.
These are questions we must ask ourselves, as each individual heart makes up the collective heartbeat of humanity. Every heart plays a role in creating the overall tone of our experience in this lifetime. And every heart matters!
Sending you Love and Light,
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