Keeping Up Appearances

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”  Mary Kay Ash

As a child, I grew up learning to repress my psychic ability which was deemed an ‘over-active imagination’ and discouraged by my parents.  When paranormal experiences happened, I told myself that I was hallucinating and practiced ways to make non-physical images and beings disappear.  However, on February 11th, 2001, when the non-physical world came crashing through into my physical world, I moved from denial to a realization that the spirit world was more real than what we consider to be every day ‘reality’.  Deeply immersed in a financial career, I found myself working hard to keep up appearances. However, my frame of reference had been so drastically shifted, I knew that life would never be the same.  I knew it was significant that I’d seen glimpses of a greater reality and it was calling for me to explore it further.  Intuitively I knew that as I learned, I would one day teach.  However, my fears kept me back.  Fear that I’d be perceived by the corporate world as a lunatic and would wind-up in poverty kept me from talking openly about what was happening.  Ten years ago, I searched high and low for other professionals who might have experienced similar events, without success.

Today, that has changed. Now, thousands of people are waking-up and becoming aware that they are more than their physical bodies and that life on Earth is a training ground for our spirits to evolve in consciousness.  As they shift in consciousness, people are shifting their direction, moving to new careers and missions that better incorporate spiritual awakening.

One lucky person who has grown up understanding that we’re spirits having a human experience is Skip Atwater of the Monroe Institute.  Most children have out-of-body experiences until the age of five or six.  However, as their exposure to the chaos and complexities of physical life increases and their thoughts become more active, they lose touch with their spirit selves.  In contrast, Skip Atwater was able to stay in-touch with his spirit self throughout most of his life.  To me, Skip is the new normal.