Learn about the program that can change your life in 21 days – Creating Miracles, from Bernette Sherman.
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A Letter to Fear
Published in the Oracle 20-20 Metaphysical magazine, Atlanta, GA
When I first met you I was so young. I had so little experience out here in this big world. I was naïve and innocent, uncomplex, and idealistic. You seemed to come in just when I needed you, strong, powerful, and protective. You reminded me of all the dangers this great big world had and how much I needed to stay away from possible hurts.
You, a shadowy figure, masquerading as the people I knew and loved, engrained in me that risks were bad, being different was a social death sentence, that failure was to be avoided, and success might not be what it’s all cracked up to be. I sang a song aloud that the crowd sang, but inside a different tune rang out. I tried to quiet that melody; it made me feel too alive, and as you’d taught me before, being too alive was dangerous.
Fear, it’s been a long road; with difficult twists and setbacks. I tried to honor you by not crossing those lines you drew, in my best interest. I tried to live in a way that would please you. But I couldn’t please you. For you always wanted more of me, more of my possibility, more of my hope.
You could not be satisfied with shaping me into the woman I’d become. You had to remind me even still that I should not risk stepping out on my own; that I should be satisfied with the mundane in life and in relationships. You tried to remind me that I truly couldn’t trust anyone to keep me safe as well as you.
Fear, I must now tell you that the reason I haven’t answered your call lately is because I don’t want to hear from you. I don’t want your voice in my head so that’s why we haven’t talked. I decided to start singing out loud that song I used to only hum in my head.
I know you are there and you keep calling for me, but certain relationships just aren’t good. Yes, I’m figuring that out for myself now. My relationship with you has kept me back for far too long. It’s kept me in denial of my true myself. I’ve denied myself so much I must now learn to create my own footsteps by walking my own path. You can no longer keep me from experiencing life.
If I fall, I fall. If I fly, I fly. But either way I’ll be doing it based on my choices and what I want. From now on you don’t get to decide what I risk and what I hold onto. You don’t get to decide what passions I pursue and the dreams I dream.
You probably think I sound unreasonable right now, even a bit insane. I mean to toss aside a relationship that I’ve had since I first cried and learned that the best way to get what I needed was to be what someone else wanted me to be. Well, I think it would be insane for me to keep listening to you. Insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect something different to happen.
I don’t expect that you’ll stop calling. In fact I know you won’t. I don’t expect that I’ll never talk to you again. I suspect I may not always have a conscious choice. But right now, today, in this moment, I am choosing to make me, not you, the deciding factor in how I live my life.
I know you didn’t mean to hurt me or make me miss out on so much. I know you were only trying to protect me and make sure I survived. Well survival isn’t good enough anymore. It’s time for me to live.
“My lungs gasp for breath and my chest contracts
They try to steal what remains of my will
Break me to the point that where I once ran I crawl
My vision of life becomes a mirage
And the tears fall like shattered rainbows
As if the gods themselves have cast their stones
I wail in the night that comes to bathe me
Wondering how many times midnight will chime”
From Dancing with Demons, by Bernette Sherman
We all go through periods when it’s hard to see the light or believe we’re on the right path. That was me not so long ago. I was looking at my life and feeling an overwhelming sense of, “F&*@ It! None of what I’m doing matters. Why bother?!”
I was ready to throw in the towel when Spirit spoke to me and reminded me of something that in my time of distress I’d nearly forgotten. I’m a spiritual being and this is a very human experience. As a spiritual being trying to bring light to the world I’m a beacon for those who are seeking light AND those who don’t want light to shine. I was reminded of a few lines originally from the poem Rise Again (Night to Dawn) in my book Resist Persist.
“Midnight in the garden of my inner world
Wrestle woman! Fight back! I yell
Lips unparted, as I crawl through hell”
This experience showed me several things and put me on the path to shifting my own consciousness so that what was plaguing me would be gone. Something had to give. I began working the three tools that form the foundation for Creating Miracles after my near breakdown. I didn’t know if or how it would work – only that I needed it to. I couldn’t continue crying myself to sleep and having thoughts about quitting.
I realized that lightworkers threaten the dark side. While I won’t go into the how;, the goal is to keep us from walking in our power. The idea of being attacked pissed me off. It wasn’t the first time and because I’m stronger than I was a little kid, the attack was different but this time, I had other tools to fight back.
What I understand is that when we are under that kind of spiritual attack, we are distracted and divided. When you are in that state of mind you are not able to use your full creative power and tap into the miraculous. Your energy is being used up battling or being depleted by the energetic vampires. My latest book Protect and Clear with the Divine is the direct result of realizing that not everyone has the tools and may be able to pray those prayers and say those affirmations to protect what they care about and clear out the negative. How can I help people grow spiritually and manifest the life they want when they are constantly in this kind of battle?
I used the tools I share in Creating Miracles and within a few days was seeing results. My mood was lighter and I stopped questioning whether my life meant something in this reality. Spirit told me that there are others who needed the prayers and affirmations I’d been writing and putting together for myself, friends, and clients; because others were battling too.
I was hesitant at first. Honestly, there are those who think I am strange already. Did I really want to add this on? The answer was an unequivocal yes, compounded by the message of a southern preacher I channeled for one of our Spirit Speaks sessions, called (Mama) Maybelle. She spoke about how too many of us don’t share our truth because of judgment from man. She was right. I was convicted. I couldn’t keep what I know and what I am learning to myself. That would be selfish and certainly not in line with one of the affirmations used in Creating Miracles.
So when I was led to put together the Creating Miracles program and write the Protect and Clear with the Divine book my purpose while two-fold was also very much in line with helping people have a better life. To do that, you must be free and open to the infinite possibilities of an infinite universe.
I am open to those infinite possibilities and want that for others as well. If you missed the pilot study, there will be a similar, but independent program at a discounted rate after the new year and you can also take advantage of the individual program. I recognize the power that lies within each and every one of us and when we access that power and channel it in ways that are right for us, we really can create miraculous experiences.
What is possible for you when you open up to the infinite possibilities of an infinite universe?
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Do you ever wonder if your prayers are answered? Do you get things showing up in your life that don’t feel like they are?
Ask and it is given.
It is done as you believe.
These two universal principles go together so beautifully but many people either don’t ask for what they truly desire or don’t believe it will be done as they have asked.
Scripture says (Mark 11:24), pray believing and you will have what you ask for. Ernest Holmes also used the bible as a reference point, referring to James 1:5-18 in regards to asking faith, believing. He says, “If we lack wisdom, we are to come to the Source of all knowledge and we shall receive it. But how are we to ask? In faith, believing. He further says, “Faith in God and in ourselves should be consciously generated.”
This is the example of the two principles coming together. Pray (ask) believing requires you to ask of the Universe and have faith it will be done. It also means that if you ask for that which is less than you deserve or truly desire, and you believe you will get what you ask for, you wind up with less than you really wanted. You must consciously generate questions that will align you with your heart’s true desires.
Now don’t get all mussed. This applies to all of us. There isn’t a person today who hasn’t asked for something, knowingly or unknowingly, that they really didn’t want. Or what seems like no answer is the actual answer. There are times we are grateful for unanswered prayers!
Much like a child asking their parents for something, sometimes it is yes…sometimes it is no…sometimes it is not now…and sometimes it is ‘if and when…’. You know if and when you clean your room you can go to the movies with your friends. If and when you work hard and save enough money you can buy a car.
Let’s consider something else. Quite often the issue isn’t with the answer at all, but with what we are asking.
What I want you to do is stop asking limiting questions. Don’t limit God. Don’t limit the Universe! Don’t limit yourself.
That means you have to stop asking for a job with company X that will cover your bills and start asking, “what lifestyle is possible and how can that show up for you?”
- Stop asking for a husband and start asking, “what is possible for your personal fulfillment in a relationship?”
- Stop asking for an apartment and start asking, “what is possible for you to have a home that makes you feel safe and comfortable, and is better than you can imagine?”
Do you see the pattern here? How often do we limit our possibilities by placing our own mental barriers on the questions and prayers we ask? What would be possible if you removed those limitations and let the Universe work out the details?
That would be better than you can imagine. Now, how does it get any better than that?
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Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be
You want to express more of yourself as a creative artist, but how? Not knowing the answer may actually be the best thing for you. It invites the question, the exploration, the wonder. If you are a creative artist perhaps you’ve been trying to figure this out for yourself and find that you wind up back where you are. Give it up!
The problem isn’t that you haven’t come up with an answer. The problem is that you actually think that YOU have to be the one to come up with the answer.
Asking for What You Want
Let’s try this instead. Ask this question and don’t try to figure out the answer.
How can I express more of myself through my art?
Now don’t go trying to think hard about exactly what you will do. Rather, open yourself to the possibilities of this vast universe without trying to define what those possibilities are. Trust me, your ideas will pale in comparison to the infinite ideas of the entire universe. So just ask the question and whenever you find yourself trying to answer it and figure it out for yourself – STOP; and then ask the question again.
I know it sounds crazy. I get that. Maybe a little crazy is just what you need. When you stop trying to control what you are creating, how inspiration comes, how you express it in this world, you begin to build a personal box where you put you and all that you have to share inside.
Feeling Versus Figuring
Instead of trying to get an answer with your head, find it with how you feel about various activities and opportunities. Does the thought of a particular audition make you feel good? If so, it may be right for you at this time. If it doesn’t ask yourself, “What about this audition is making me uncomfortable?” Be aware of anything that comes up for you. It might be a song on the radio, something on television, a book, billboard, or maybe a social media post that resonates with something that gives you more insight into why it makes you uncomfortable. You can ask another question (and another and another) when these things start to show up.
Here are a couple handy ones:
- How is this related to my discomfort? Or What about my discomfort is related to what has been showing up?
- How does this relate to my desire to express more of myself through my art?
Now, don’t do anything to get the answers. That’s right –no trying to figure it out. I will even suggest that you don’t visualize what it looks like. Keep doing what you do, without forcing. See what comes up for you. The answers will reveal themselves in ways you might not even expect. In their time. If you are tempted to work the answer out for yourself, go back to the question with an open mind and heart.
The right answer for you may not be the right answer for anyone else. And this is fine. You are a unique individual with unique dreams, talents, and purpose. Why would the right path or solution for you be what is right for everyone else? (Yes, that was an intentionally completely close-ended rhetorical question.)
Within the next twenty-four hours I invite you to choose to stop figuring it out and start asking questions. Take this post to get you started and ask big open-ended questions with an open heart and open mind. Then, be open to what shows up, even when it doesn’t look like you might have imagined it.
I’ve also posted this at Wonder Works Services.
I have had a magical summer of manifestation through allowing and as I move into August and kids return to school I ask myself what else is possible? I want to ask you the same thing. What else is possible for you and how do you open up to the magic in your life?
I just had an amazing day of providing spiritual readings (mediumship, intuitive/clairvoyant, and pet communication) at The Big Psychic Fair in Roswell. The address is 1035 Green Street, Roswell, GA 30075. Readings are $15 or 2/$25. This is Harmony Place Spiritual Center also known as The Blue Barn. Please make sure you subscribe to my regular mailing list to find out in advance when I’ll be there.
We would love to share this tool with those who feel ready for change at another level. Are you ready for some magic in your life? We are opening ourselves to receive five volunteers each (a total of 10 people) to receive a free Access Bars mini session of 20 to 30 minutes in Mableton, GA. Come with a friend for a session at the same time. Access Bars® must be given in person. Daytime and weekends are available. This will be first come first served. Read more about what a session is like on my webpage.
Access Bars® along with the other tools in my toolbox have given me a magical summer in which ideas became real, opportunities and doors have opened, I’ve shifted ideals about what was supposed to happen to allow space for what could happen. Things I asked for earlier in the year and even last year became real and sometimes gave me a chuckle at the Universe’s sense of humor. I have also been reminded to be careful of what you ask for.If you are a creative artist or desire a higher level of performance and are interested in truly shifting and creating that kind of magic in your life consider Star Steps Coaching. This isn’t your normal coaching – because I’m not the normal coach.
Did you miss my Blog Talk Radio interview? It’s okay. You can find it right here. I even gave several live on-air mini-readings. It was great fun. Go to: http://bit.ly/2sl5Fqd
I will begin this offering free distance group Reiki next week. Email me the situation you would like Reiki sent to and for whom. Please don’t ask for a specific result as this limits Reiki and the Universal energy. Reiki will be sent continually for 3 to 7 days. Send your names by Monday, August 7th to be included in the Reiki group beginning August 8th. I can have up to twelve individuals/situations in any group. After twelve, you’ll be added to the next session. If it arrives after August 7th, I’ll add you to the next distance group Reiki session.
I will be releasing my first ever music single soon. It will be out in time for International Peace Day on September 21. This song will be one to keep and to share. Look for the release info in a separate message in the coming weeks.
Book 2 of the Chosen Series is being edited and will be released in early Fall, possibly around the same time at my single. Awaken the Chosen will continue the epic saga of a world threatened by earthquakes and a government with too much power and greed. See the book 1 trailer here: https://youtu.be/P-gTn9Hf0KY.