Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Grand Rising, the time is NOW

🌞 Grand Rising to all who felt compelled to find our blog- perhaps out of curiosity, perhaps out of following synchronicity, perhaps because you have been seeking a sense of community during this time of awakening. We welcome you warmly and I’ll start by saying this: your pursuit of self awareness and elevation through knowledge is invaluable. 

Hi, my name is Heidi Joy and I will be sharing messages I feel channeled to express for the collective. As I find empowerment from my spiritual journey, I am so grateful to enter a new frequency that surrounds me with like minded energy that has energized me to use my voice.

I am passionate about creating safe, nurturing, inspiring spaces that allow for vulnerable conversations to connect humans who are looking to engage in conversations that spark each other’s elevation. 

In these times where many people are feeling more isolated, I feel called to step into my power as a connector. We are never meant to live through this life alone, we are a collective soul, interconnected- and though it is upon ourselves to heal and change within- I discovered the beauty of sharing my process being a catalyst for others. I used to believe I could change people but I know now we can only change ourselves. However, through sharing our truths and journey, we are able to ignite a shift in others who are receptive or seeking change themselves. 

What we think, we become. 

Through accepting that we are creators of our own reality, we accept the power to transform through mindfulness of our thoughts.

Our thoughts are foundations for our beliefs, our beliefs shape how we speak and act, how we act is our external interaction with the world outside of our minds. 

If we are unable to think of this experience as one of infinite possibilities, then it won’t be. If we think and believe that things will never change, then it will be as so. 

The beginnings of my journey came from just starting to realize I could think about life differently than I chose to limit myself for years to. 

It takes practice. 

I began to train my own thoughts by challenging them with thought processes that were more productive towards the NEW life I wanted. 

It starts with an awareness. 

Being present you can more succinctly observe your thoughts as they happen, acknowledging them and considering if they do or do not serve you in your pursuit of your authentic life. 

Observe your thoughts.

We have been conditioned to think limitedly. Amazingly, we are actually limitless. Our minds, paired with our heart and intuition, are powerful and understanding that change starts from just being able to THINK differently shifted my life dramatically. 

Are there thoughts and beliefs you realize aren’t even yours but ones inherited from family? Or internalized from friends? Or subconsciously programmed from society, media, & news? 

I found journaling essential in dissecting my thoughts- being able to see them in my handwriting helped me better recognize what ones I actually resonated with, ones I felt like I “should” believe, ones that were emotionally tied to other people, & ultimately see the blueprint of things that were shaping the life I was living. 

I challenge you to take time today to find a comfortable space to write down some thoughts and beliefs you have. Think about them, consider their origins, how they make you feel, how they have shaped you. We often say extremes like “I’ll always be...” “I will never....” “my whole life I’ve been...” PAUSE! 

Power in the pause. 

I’ll write a whole other blog on this topic alone but for this segment I want you to PAUSE and be very mindful of what you think. I used to say, “I’ll always have anxiety. I’m going to have to live with it the rest of my life.” PAUSE! I realize now as I said that, I put the energy in motion to do so. Our thoughts and subconscious work together in creating energetic fields to match what we think and say. As I shifted from that to, “I am healing my anxiety and every day I feel better” - even though at first I didn’t believe it, I knew I had to be able to even THINK differently to be able to BELIEVE and ACT differently.  

I began to be extremely observant with all of my thoughts throughout the day, creating counter thoughts on negative ones I realized I so frequently relayed to myself. It is illuminating to see how unkind I had been to myself all of these years and it was no surprise it shaped how I felt and acted because of it. 

Be kind to yourself. Offer yourself advice and thoughts you maybe wished someone did for you. Do it for yourself. Be your own advocate. Be your own cheerleader. Be the person who you needed most when you were younger. Think of the infinite possibilities, don’t settle. 

I hope this resonates with you in someway or feel free to share with a friend who may find it helpful. If you feel compelled to share your own insights or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out  

I honor your journey and am grateful to share time with you all in our pursuit of being unapologetically ourselves. The time is NOW 💖

choose JOY,

💫 Heidi Joy

Om Namah Shivaya - Shiva Came - by Jean Baptiste

I am grateful to write and grateful that you are reading. Thank You! 

    I was totally planning on making my first post after the initial info post tomorrow but, I realized that I could not sleep until I shared this experience.  

    I have been vibing tremendously high since my spiritual awakening last week.  After suffering through Covid, I haven't been out or invited anyone into my house too much.  After my daily dose of enlightening conversations with people that I deeply connect with, I decided to invite two of those people over that shared almost identical experiences for my first SpiritualiTEA session.  At first I went back and forth about actually having them come over.  I realized I was inclined to make so many excuses to not let it happen because I was apprehensive about sharing such some of the deep experiences that I have been having.  I also have been extremely sensitive to all energy and with being quarantined for two weeks, it was just hard to be around anyone's energy.  I truly respect the people I invited over and am not planning on sharing our experience together until I know they are ok with it, but I actually hope to have them contribute to the Coinonia Now blog!  (if you're reading, this is an official invitation) 

I do wish to share measurable results from my spiritual growth from the whole day!

After my friends left, I decided to journal by the fire.  Journaling is a relatively new concept to me.  One of my friends and spiritual pointers, April Megginson, was the one who finally convinced me to handwrite in a journal.  People have been telling me the power of it for years.  I am so grateful that she got through to me.  

As a laid on the floor by the fire and I grew more open and honest with every line.  I came to a place where I needed to roll over and meditate.  Since my spiritual awakening (By the way, I plan on making a grand post spilling the details at some point) I have been able to access a deeper state of meditation and its increasingly exciting.  This time I started about by chanting Om Namah Shivaya.  What I new this to translate to at the time was "I bow to the light within me".  At the deepest state of meditation Shiva came to me.  

I was deeper and deeper in as half of my body relaxed into my cold floor and the other half was cooking from the heat of the fire.  Maybe I was too close but I was paralyzed wit the light of the universe and I honestly couldn't move once I reached a certain depth.  I wasn't sure if I was traveling anywhere outside my body, but at one point I definitely did.  I am not sure where I went.  I lost time and I found myself totally and completely enveloped in beautiful light energy.  My body was tingling everywhere.  It was at this point that I encountered a large head with glowing eyes.  It was a bit jarring at first but I felt calm immediately after.  It is hard to describe with words the rest of his/her features.  It couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman and at the time, gender did not matter at all.  Looking into his/her eyes, I felt so much energy.  I felt an even deeper connection to the light energy that was was swimming in already. After the brief encounter, the figure left me.  Then I slowly came out of my meditative state limb by limb.  

After this amazing experience I was compelled to look more into the mantra I had been so obsessed with for the last few days.  Om Namaha Shivaya.  I found this article that really broke it down to the elements of the words I was saying.  It was a very scientific explanation of the phrase and I definitely recommend it.  After reading and meditating on what I read, I realized that the head with shining eyes I encountered was Shiva.  I had to research if Shiva was a male or female.  I found that sometimes it's both.  There are pictures and relics where shiva is both himself and his wife Parvati.  I was able to connect this to the fact that half my body was hot and the other half freezing while I was meditating.  It blew my mind!  

I am so excited to figure out what it means with Shiva comes to you. If anyone knows or know someone who may know, please share!?

 I went to a new depth of meditation. When I was in fully, the more I relaxed, the more I left my physical body.  The more aware I became of my body and my surroundings, the more I let them go.  The more I let go, the more free I was.  The more free I am, the more I am true to myself.  The more I am true to myself, the more complete I am.  The more complete I am, the less I have to seek. 

April, told me that I am coming to the end of my seeking.  I am still figuring out what that means.

I decided that I would include questions in every blog post to encourage participation.

My questions of the day are:

Are we meant to live as many lives as we need to find our true selves?

Once we find our soul purpose and complete it, what is next?  Is that it?

After you are done seeking, are you supposed to point or guide?

My experiences so far have led to me believe that we are all connected by the energy that we all feel.  I know that I will embrace that connection with every soul that I am amble to encounter.  I never understood how I could love everyone I meet.  Now I see it is because they are me. We are one.

Coinonia Now

I am extremely excited to start this blog and share my spiritual journey as it happens. 

Coinonia or Koinonia (/ˌkɔɪnoʊˈniːə/) is a transliterated form of the Greek word κοινωνία, which refers to concepts such as fellowship, joint participation, the share which one has in anything, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koinonia

I am reimagining the word more as a verb

Coinonia (verb) - To actively share in fellowship the experiences of Divine energy that connects us to each other while encouraging others to do the same.   

I will explain later why I chose to use C instead of K

I recently had a spiritual awakening and since then every day has been the best day of my life.  I will be sharing my spiritual journey as it happens through blogging, video blogging, podcasts, music, poetry and more.

There are many paths to the truth.  

I will also be inviting some of my precious soul connections to share their experiences well. 

I believe that knowledge it’s Divine. We should share what we learn that enhances our lives with each other so that we all can grow to embrace our true selves and live in lucidity. 

Coinonia Now is a call to action to encourage the world to share with each other our enlightening experiences right now!  

Just sharing what you have been through could change someone’s life, especially yours!