A Video Series on Multidimensional Living

As a way to share some thoughts about multidimensional living, I’ll be posting small videos describing some of the ways I inhabit a multidimensional world, emphasizing all the reciprocal relationships we humans have with our world. I’ll also include some of the ideas and practices I draw from a more quantum-oriented worldview.

Video 17: Asking for Help
In this video, I talk about asking for help from nature, from subtle helpers, from a wide array of what I experience as supportive presences that are always available, if we will only remember to ask. A key to this process is to ask and then let the question go, without trying to figure out anything or “work” at receiving a response. This process underscores the need to be willing not to know and also to be willing to receive. Then, when you receive, to be willing to act on it if what you received feels right to you. Also, not to do it if it feels wrong. We never relinquish the need or ability to use discernment to sense whether the input is truly helpful or if it comes from your own wishes or fears.

Video 16: Cultivating Intuitive Perception
In this video, I talk about things I learned from my grandmother about how to track intuitive awareness—learning to discern what is actually valid and useful and what is wishful thinking. An important skill that supports honoring intuition is to be receptive, along with cultivating discernment. Did the intuitive awareness I sensed turn out to be meaningful, supporting, useful, or important in some other way. It’s also important to keep from “chasing after” intuitive awareness or to try to figure it out. Allowing time to allow awareness of something that has dropped in to develop and reveal itself. And, there’s no right way to do this. Intuitive input may come as images, words, physical sensations, a movie or music, being physically nudged in a particular direction. Also, don’t ask it to make sense right away. The key is to be open and responsive and willing to see what develops.

Video 15: Quantum Experiences
In this video, I share some of my “quantum-like” experiences as a way to support and validate our expanding awareness that the linear reality that most of us have learned is only one version of how the world actually is. I’ve mentioned before that I grew up in a multigenerational home with a grandmother who was a healer and who regularly worked with nature spirits. She taught me many things as my first spiritual teacher and, even though I couldn’t see these beings as she could, I was given a worldview that allows me to be open to experiences that are outside the materialistic scientific worldview. The fact that quantum physics keeps demonstrating experiments in which many spiritual realities are affirmed is expanding science to begin to include more of these realities as “normal”.

Video 14: Handling Objects with Care and Collaboration
In this video, I explore some thoughts about our everyday relationship with all the gadgets we interact with everyday. We have dynamic and reciprocal relationships with these gadgets. As strange as it may sound, we are in active. collaborative relationship with all the “objects” we have around us. We have an ongoing opportunity to acknowledge, respect, and thank all the “objects”/gadgets we interact with on a daily basis. When we call objects “it”, we imply that they are just stuff rather than consciousness in a form very different from what it means to be a human being. I suggest that it’s an interesting journey to befriend and get to know your gadgets and to notice what happens if you ask them for help. Also, remember to acknowledge all the people and earth resources that go into bringing these gadgets to us. Remembering this can become a practice that can remind you of our constant and inevitable interdependence with so many aspects of your earth life.

Video 13: Drawing on Collective Consciousness
In this video, I offer some information on the fact that we are always part of—contributing to and drawing from—collective information fields. An example is the global information field that contains the healing wisdom of humanity across all time, wisdom that those of us in healing professions draw from automatically and  constantly. We touch into information, healing practices, interventions, and more that deal with our human kin and also with our more-than-human earth-kin. Whatever frequencies we resonate with, wherever we focus our attention, we are likely to be participating in collective information fields that resonate with us, whether these are collectives focused on creativity, scientific discoveries, prayer, sending love and blessings, offering supportive presence to groups that focus on healing the planet, etc. It’s also important to remember that the frequencies with which we resonate orient us to the information fields with which we resonate, as well.

Video 12: Awareness Gives Us Choice
This video focuses on the importance and gift of awareness. With awareness, we have choice, even when we can’t change what may be happening in our lives. Also, awareness draws on the noticing brain, which is distinct from an inner critic or self-talk. The noticing brain helps to calm the amygdala, the area of our brain where we experience activation. I mentioned in the video on frequencies that one of the gifts of awareness is that we can track the frequencies we’re resonating with and then choose whether to continue where we are or do some practice that enables us to shift to another frequency. Also, when we orient ourselves to our noticing brain, we create moment-to-moment opportunities to choose how to respond to what arises in our daily lives.

Video 11: We Are Energy Beings – Resonating with Love
In this brief video, I invite you to engage a brief guided process. Because we are energy beings, living within frequencies of the different dimensions of our body-mind being—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—the quality of energies we engage matters. In this particular video, I offer a brief experience of sending love, Universal love—a fundamental healing force—to each aspect of your body-mind being. And, when we can love ourselves, that love spontaneously flows out into the world around us.

Video 10: Asking for Help, Inspiration, and Guidance
In this brief video, I share some thoughts about asking for help and guidance from sources that are unseen and perhaps even unknown. Drawing on ideas like collective consciousness or my grandmother’s sense of the “raincloud of knowable things” that rains down on everyone all the time, I suggest that we can receive input from sources we don’t consciously perceive. I also underscore the importance of being open to receive rather than trying to figure out what will show up as a response. I share how my grandmother taught me that receiving intuitive responses is like having something arrive all at once. One moment you don’t know it and the next it’s as though you have always known something.

Video 9: Gratitude and Inspiration
In this brief video, I share some thoughts about the importance of gratitude and the impact it has on the quality of our inner and outer life. Taking the time to notice and express gratitude for the smallest things in our lives can become nourishment for our body-mind, allowing us to resonate with the frequency of gratitude. I also talk a bit about inspiration and of the importance of seeking out sources of inspiration as we also acknowledge the suffering in our world. At the end, I share a small practice of focusing on gratitude for ourselves—body, emotions, mind, and spiritual connections.

Video 8: Drawing on Optimal Futures and Alternate Selves
In this video, I share some information and experiences about accessing the optimal future self and alternate selves. Drawing on the relationship between intention and possibility, orienting to these other aspects of being offers opportunities to connect with capacities, healing, and other outcomes that we may want to bring into our present-day life and expression. Because we live in an information universe, a key to this kind of process is that the experience is embodied so that the body and psyche receive the information carried in the future self and in alternate selves. An information update offers the body-mind new options that find their way into our everyday lives as organically as morning finds its way into afternoon.

Video 7: Foreground/Background and Wholeness 
In this brief video, I talk about wholeness and the foreground/background dynamics that we all experience within our wholeness as we move through the world. It’s inevitable that at times we’ll become triggered by something or another and an aspect of our wholeness pops into the foreground of awareness. Perhaps we are angry, sad, or scared. With the gift of awareness, we have an opportunity to notice what state we’re in, to respond to it in whatever way we need to, drawing on the presence of choice that our awareness makes possible. We can’t get rid of our wholeness, but having access to our noticing brain gives us an opportunity to choose how we want to move through whatever has popped into the foreground. Within a context of acknowledging and accepting our wholeness, we can meet ourselves with compassion and love.

Video 6: Orienting to Possibility
In this video, I share information about the optimal future self and the possibility of blending with that body-mind in order to bring back into this dimension what has become actualized in that “future” dimension. This way of looking at the world involves quantum ideas about intention, possibility, and probability. One practice: each day to affirm or hold the intention that your optimal life is arriving and arising each day. Then, being willing not to know what that means but to be open and notice what comes into your awareness and your life. I also talk about holding a sense of an optimal life for the planet and to explore what it’s like to hold this intention along with all the people around the planet who are currently doing so. And, again, being willing not to know what this all means. Instead, trusting that the intention to call on one’s optimal life will generate something and, to remember that change, even positive change, can be temporarily uncomfortable.

Video 5: Frequencies – Resonating with Qualities and Tones of Energy and Being
In this brief video, I share some thoughts about the importance of the quality of frequencies (the energies) with which we resonate. Because we are part of a human collective, whatever frequencies we resonate with in any given moment are augmented by the presence of those same frequencies in our global human collective. And, our individual, unique presence, our unique energy signature, radiates its frequency throughout our own body-mind being—affecting the quality and tone of our physical self, our emotions, and our thoughts, then on out into the world around us, and also into our human and Gaian collective information fields.

Video 4 Synchronicity – Dancing with Possibility
In this brief video, I share some thoughts about synchronicity and how it constantly dances in our lives, bringing into our experience moments of “meaningful coincidence”, as Carl Jung defined it. I also invite us to be willing “not to know” and to embrace non-rational experiences as sources of guidance and inspiration. Then, to be willing to be open, to acknowledge, and to respond to those moments when we feel internal nudges in directions we may not yet consciously understand.

Video 3–Acknowledging and Honoring Spirits of Place
In this video, I talk about the fact that everything around us expresses a living presence, just as we do, that we are part of collective fields of information, intelligence, and connection—that we are never alone, and that separation is an illusion. There is a living presence in buildings, homes, places in nature, sacred spaces, and I think of these living presences as the Spirits of place or space. Honoring and acknowledging Spirits of place is a powerful and nurturing practice. Also, my grandmother taught me about what she called “the raincloud of knowable things”, raining down on everyone all the time, a source of information and inspiration. (The name I couldn’t remember on the recording is John Bradshaw and his writings on working with the inner child.) 

Video 2—Entanglement, Separateness is An Illusion
In this short video, I talk about the quantum concept of entanglement, which has been demonstrated in experiments in quantum physics, revealing that everything is connected to everything, that we impact our world in every moment. We are part of countless fields of collective information to which we constantly, and usually unconsciously, contribute and from which we constantly draw. I also share some ideas about living from the heart, moving through the world oriented to the frequencies of love, kindness, and care for ourselves, our earth-kin, and our world.

Video 1 – Being Lived and Quantum Realities, Intention, Possibility
In this short video, I share my experience of not wanting to say to life, “I’m sorry I was too afraid.” Here, I talk about holding the intention that you are receiving and living your optimal life—drawing the best possibility to you; being willing not to know what is arising and arriving ahead of time and instead being open to allow inspiration and impressions to drop in without needing to figure everything out ahead of time.

2023 October Meditation

2023 October Meditation

Returning to what we explored earlier this year, notice any change in your experience over this time of recognizing the living presence of relationships, collaborative communities, that are everywhere in your life and that your radiating presence touches everyone and everything you encounter along the way.

Bring to mind all the many people and life forms who work behind the scenes of your everyday experience to make your life possible; think of farmers and what they produce to contribute to what you eat and enjoy; imagine all the people who make and repair farm equipment; imagine the people who participate in communities that bring you electricity, water, garbage pickup, mail and packages; imagine all the people who contribute in any way to items you use as part of your daily life, including gadgets, household items, clothing, and more; each time you do this meditation, think of more people who are part of this community, people with whom you are in relationship even when you don’t recognize it; offer gratitude and blessings to all of them—acknowledging that without them your life would be very different. Notice your experience in your heart space as you do this.

Please remember never to listen to guided audio meditations while driving or using dangerous machinery.

Here’s the YouTube version if you’d like to see images of nature as you listen:

Practice #916: Change and the Power of Choice

Practice #916: Change and the Power of Choice

Over the last four months, I’ve gone through an experience that many people have had—the slow decline of a feline animal companion with acute kidney disease. He made it known when it was time to help him leave his body, which fortunately was able to happen at home. 

As the time progressed in this shared experience, I found myself delving more and more deeply into loving acceptance of what was happening, allowing grief to accompany love every step along the way. The challenge of this time was to constantly choose love and to be fully present to what unfolded day by day. Throughout this time, I was keenly aware of the countless other people who have been, or were, in exactly the same process I was, slowly shepherding a beloved animal companion from this life. I was also aware of how many of us have taken whatever action was required to meet the unfolding experience, even when those actions were completely outside of our previous experience—our willingness to do whatever was needed to offer comfort and support to our loved ones.

The practice this brought to mind is the presence and power of choice, moment to moment, day by day. The choice I came back to again and again was to meet this experience with my heart—to let love guide each action, and with a deep commitment to honor the needs and experience of my animal family member. I also made the choice to honor the grief I felt and to allow it to be present during those moments when there was nothing else to do but enfold my sweet feline in my arms and my love.

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2023 September Meditation

2023 September Meditation

Returning to what we explored earlier this year, notice any change in your experience over this time of recognizing the living presence of relationships, collaborative communities, that are everywhere in your life and that your radiating presence touches everyone and everything you encounter along the way.

Notice again your physical relationship with the environment around you: breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide, exchanging resources with trees who emit oxygen and take in carbon dioxide; becoming aware of all the organisms and beings whose presence and activities contribute to what makes the world work for you, i.e., fungi, micro-organisms you don’t see and may not even recognize, insects, amphibians, reptiles, water beings, and many other participants in the collective, interrelated system that creates your local environment and ecology; offering gratitude and blessings to everything in the environment with which you have a reciprocal relationship. Notice your experience in your heart space as you do this.

Please remember never to listen to guided audio meditations while driving or using dangerous machinery.

Here’s the YouTube version if you’d like to see images of nature as you listen:


2023 August Meditation

With this meditation, we again return to what we explored earlier in the year. Here, I invite you to look around at, and feel to, the environment around you. Notice the radiating presence of everything you see and notice how it is to recognize that you are in relationship with your environment and with everything in it. Offer gratitude and blessings to everything around you and to the collective that arises from the fact that everything around you is in relationship with each other and with you. 

Here’s the audio version of the meditation… Please remember never to listen to guided audio meditations while driving or using dangerous machinery.

Here’s the YouTube version with images…

915th Week: A Practice in Sending Universal Love

915th Week: A Practice in Sending Universal Love

A colleague and I were talking about the polarization currently expressing in human communities all around the world. I mentioned that I have a practice of sending universal love to people who are caught up in the kinds of fears that generate aggression, harsh laws, nationalism, and other similar responses. As we continued to talk, I also mentioned something that I learned in a class with David Spangler: When we find ourselves encountering energy or behavior that we experience as negative or threatening, remember to generate a frequency that is inhospitable to that energy or quality of being. 

In my experience, the most positive frequency or quality of energy is universal love. Every spiritual tradition I’ve explored speaks to the power of universal love, that it is the most essential healing energy in the universe. Because of this, I’d like to offer a practice this time that orients to offering the essence, the frequency, the light of Universal Love to our beautiful planet and all beings on it. In this practice, not only do we imagine Universal Love pouring into our precious planet but remembering that this energy naturally conveys blessings and healing. Gaia, Earth’s intelligence, then decides where healing is needed most.

For many people, doing this kind of practice means imagining the light of Universal Love, usually a white or golden light, but see what color comes to you, flowing into the body perhaps through the back of your heart, filling your entire heart space, and then out through your heart to the planet. For this practice, I invite you to imagine a place on the Earth that you experience as a sacred place. It may be a mountain, a lake, a forest, or some other natural setting that calls to you. Hold in your awareness that this sacred place accesses the intelligence of Gaia, of our Earth, and that Gaia receives the healing energy and will distribute it as needed most.

In addition, and I offer this only as an additional suggestion, I also hold the thought that all humans on the planet who suffer from fear, and who act in violent, repressive, and/or aggressive ways, even when they don’t realize that it’s fear that drives them, will also receive an inflow of universal love, along with the blessings and healing that this powerful energy automatically conveys. I don’t qualify the blessings or healing in any way, other than to hold the thought that these people can be healed from the grip of the kind of fear that leads to hatred and division.

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