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April 29, 2016

​If you have been working hard on your spiritual growth, it’s easy to get into the trap that if you are “good,” only good things will happen.

Good things will happen if you are spiritually devout.
If you meditate every day.
If you put spiritual development first.
If spirituality is your whole focus.

But then sometimes, in fact often, “bad” stuff happens anyway. Why is this?

It’s true that as you become more aware, your life tends to improve very rapidly. What you create or manifest as your reality, is what you begin to experience. When you are in higher vibration from spiritual practice, you begin to experience a higher vibration life. And yet…

The sad, rough stuff of life still happens. No matter how “good” you are.

Let yourself simply accept this. We’re here for the good, the bad, the all of it. We’ll have lessons in soul growth, until the moment we die. And after we die, we’ll come back and do it all again, in our next life.

Don’t try to use spiritual practice as a way of making your life all “good.” It doesn’t work that way.

We’re here to grow. Every single experience in our life takes us there.

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Have you ready my new book, Opening to Love? Learn more here. 
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Published on April 29, 2016 06:00

April 28, 2016

​When you are on the spiritual path, you will find that usually you have a nudge or crisis or event that results in an awakening.

Sometimes it’s really beautiful; the result of a very deep meditation, or an experience in a workshop or retreat.

But more often, it’s the nudge or crisis version that wakes us up the fastest. Getting fired, getting sick, breaking up, financial ruin, death… all of these big jolts break us out of whatever pattern we were in, so we can start again.

It’s like a do-over, a reset, a big shock in the circuit that makes us stop, take a breath, and reassess.

If we’re really aware, we see clearly how much we were on the wrong track.

And with this jolt, also comes awakening: we wake up to who we really are (unlimited soul in limited earth body) and what we’re here for (soul growth) and we get back into the business of life with new understanding and new appreciation.

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Have you seen the dazzling Buddhist temple video? Watch now! 
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Published on April 28, 2016 06:00

April 27, 2016

​When I work with people to discover their spirit guides, there’s often a lot of expectation that we will encounter a particular kind of guide: a tall, wise guide, for example, or a beautiful woman guide in lovely gowns, or a devout monk, and so on.

And yet, often… in fact very often, people have tiny guides show up in one or more of the guide positions: earth guide, spiritual teacher, mystic guide.

The tiny guide might be a fairy, or a leprechaun, or something like Tinkerbell. And often when people see these tiny guides, they laugh at first, because the guides are so delightful. But, then they get worried, that they don’t have “big” enough or powerful enough guides.

Don’t be confused by the way a guide first shows up. In all cases, the tiniest guide is not tiny at all: they are just showing themselves to you in this way, so that it will be easier for you to receive them.

Guides use humor and friendliness in the same way. They show themselves in non-powerful, non-aggressive ways, so that we are not afraid, so that we let our guard down, so that our childlike Self sees clearly.

Underneath the tiny aspect, the guides have other ways of representing themselves: they are incredibly powerful and wise. If you think you are ready to see this, ask your tiny guide to show you the other aspect of themselves, and watch them shape shift into something different.

The power will be astounding. You will see how big they are: ascended masters of tremendous wisdom and energetic ability. You may prefer them tiny, after all!

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Have you seen the amazing ocean video? Watch it now! 
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Published on April 27, 2016 06:00

April 26, 2016

​We use chakras a lot in spiritual intuition, because they are so quick and easy to read.

Usually, the way chakras present most often is in color. In other words, the vibrational energy of the chakra shows up in meditation as a vibrational frequency, which we see or recognize as color.

The colors are very simple and easy to remember:

Red: first or root chakra, security, stability, survival, money, fear.
Orange: second chakra, reproductive system, sexuality, creativity.
Yellow: third chakra, solar plexus, personal power.
Green: fourth chakra, heart, heart opening.
Blue: fifth chakra, throat, voice, self-expression.
Indigo: sixth chakra, third eye, clairvoyant seeing.
White: seventh chakra, crown of your head, divine knowing.

Sometimes we see brilliant dazzling gold, which is often about radiant healing, above the crown chakra. We often also see a beautiful pale or bright pink, which is often about love.

And of course, there are more negative or low vibration colors, such as grey, black, sickly yellow, sickly green, muddy brown. These usually show stagnant energy, illness, grief, and so forth.

When you are working in spiritual intuition and a color shows up, any color, you can trust that it has symbolic meaning.

This is one of the easiest ways to work with the information you receive; you don’t have to over think it, you can just look at the color, and know the message is about that particular chakra.

For example, if you received a meditation of a red self being discarded, you would understand that your old Self, based in the fear of first chakra, is being let go. If you received a meditation of yourself and a lot of yellow, you would know that this is about personal power. If you received a meditation of yourself dipping in a pool of indigo, you would understand that you are being immersed in the higher vibration of intuitive and spiritual understanding.

The Universe works very hard to make the information we receive easy for us to translate: color is one of the main ways we understand, and it is a clear and consistent tool.

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Have you seen the beautiful flower opening video? Watch it now. 
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April 25, 2016

​Chakras are energy vortexes or portals in the body.

Most people can’t see them, but you easily sense if they are open, or closed, and if you meditate on them, you can notice that they are swirling in one direction or another, and you will probably be able to open or expand the swirl of your chakra, in meditation.

Thus, if you notice a chakra that is closed very tight, blocked or still, you can unlock it and allow it to swirl in a circle of energy, and even to expand to a size that is as big or bigger than your body.

Energy healers, such as hands healers, also work in this way, using the energy that comes from their hands, or the way that they use their intention, to unblock or open your chakras.

If you are feeling kind of yucky or sad or sub-par, it is a great idea to check your chakras. Just go up from the first or root chakra, to your second chakra in your reproductive system, to your third chakra in your solar plexus, to your fourth chakra which is your heart, to your fifth chakra which is your throat, to your sixth chakra which is your third eye, to your seventh chakra which is at the crown of your head.

Just notice what the energy feels like in each area. If it’s tight, small, locked, imagine or meditate on this chakra until you have the sense that is swirled open.

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Have you seen the amazing meditation video? Take a look now. 
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Published on April 25, 2016 06:00 • 1 view

April 22, 2016

​We spend a lot of our lives, maybe even most of the years of our lives, trying to figure out who we are.

When we’re kids, we absorb what others say about us: our parents, our teachers, our friends. As we get older, we take on what a more adult group says: our lovers, our colleagues, our bosses.

And yet still, we may have no idea of who we really are, because we have not defined it for ourselves.

When you get to that place, finally, where you stop letting other people define who you are, and you stop defining yourself as a category such as: mother, husband, accountant, dancer, whatever it is for you…. And just define yourself as worthy without those roles and identities…

This is where it starts to get interesting.

When you can throw all the stories and roles and past and identities and ego attachments away and just say, “Here I am, Universe. Ready to show up to what is.”

You discover when you show up this way, without an identity, the Universe tends to expand very quickly, bringing to you all manner of brilliance and enjoyment.

Your identities aren’t who you really are.

Consider if you can release them all, and just be a Soul in the world.

Much love, 
SARA

P.S. Have you seen the dolphins video? So fun! 
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Published on April 22, 2016 06:00 • 2 views

April 21, 2016

​If you’ve ever been to an amateur recital, you’ve had the great joy of watching people sing. It’s especially amazing to watch people who are not professionals, because their whole Self shows up.

It’s not just about the struggle to remember it all: how to hit the notes, how to keep the rhythm, what the lyrics are, how to stand without clenching their fists or swaying their body.

It’s about the struggle to be absolutely vulnerable, and to show up inhabiting a piece of music, a vibrational experience over time, that comes through the body, and is presented like a prayer, a gift, an offering.

I went to a recital recently where one singer had a pretty terrible voice. And she owned that voice! She sang, and she let the music sing through her, and the gift of that openness, to show up to what happened, was astounding.

When you sing, by yourself, or with others, in private or on a stage, it’s a miracle. Long ago when I was in choir, they used to call it praying with the voice, and if you have ever sung, well or badly or somewhere in between, you know this to be true.

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Listen to the amazing music of Martyrs of Sound. Plus videos! 
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Published on April 21, 2016 06:00 • 3 views

April 20, 2016

Every relationship you’re in is a direct reflection of your spiritual understanding. Depending on where you are, this can be an okay truth to look at. It can also be one of the most terrifying statements you’ve heard.

Like it or not, we attract those we have karma with.
We attract those we have lessons with.
Everyone we meet is our teacher, and we are theirs.

When you look at the people you are most struggling with, look immediately to your own self as a mirror of them.

If you are having trouble with someone who is negative, look to your own negativity.
If you are having conflict with someone who won’t keep their word, look to your own ability to show up.
If you are having issues with someone who keeps thinking small, look at your own relationship to thinking small.

We meet our match, over and over and over again.
Until we learn our lesson, and move on.

This is how karma—soul lessons learned over time—works. We meet our teachers, over and over again, until we master the lesson.

It might take an hour.
It might take this lifetime.
It might take many lifetimes.

And when we have completed that particular lesson? There’s always more soul growth, in this graduate practicum called life.

Much love, 
SARA 

P.S. Have you heard the healing music of Martyrs of Sound? 
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April 19, 2016

​Be easy on yourself. Chances are high you’re doing the absolute best that you can, right now.

It might not be where you want to be.
It might not be who you think you are.
It most certainly won’t be perfect.

But if you could do any better, with where you are now with this particular understanding of yourself and your life and your relationships and your personality and your challenges… you would.

It’s important to recognize that we are where we are, because this is where we are. It’s as far as we can get, today.

You can do a lot of self work and get further.
You can face your fears and get further.
You can experience massive opening of your heart and get further.
But right now, today, you are where you are.

Love yourself anyway, okay?

Love yourself for being you, on your path, right now.

Much love, 
SARA

P.S. Take a listen to Ask Sara Radio, now streaming live on the site. 
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April 18, 2016

We hear so much about Being Here Now, and it is incredibly wise advice.

Of course, we need to know how to get out of all distraction, and just be. Of course, being is all we are.
And yet, sometimes, we’re supposed to do, not be.

Sometimes, being can be a way of hiding out, detaching, not to be present by saying we’re being overly present.

Sometimes, doing is what is called for.

There are obvious times when doing is imperative: if you witness someone fall on the sidewalk, you don’t just close your eyes and go into meditation on the event. Of course, you spring up and race over and help the person stand up.

You do, because that is what is called for.

If your child is hungry for dinner and it is your normal meditation hour, you don’t close the door and go meditate. You go into the kitchen and you make your child some food.

You do, because this is what is called for.

Check your own position on doing vs. being.

If you’re still not sure, maybe David Bowie can help: on “Modern Love.” he sings: “I know when to go out, and when to stay in. Get things done.” Channel your inner Bowie.

If you’re really active and out there and always running around, it’s time to slow down into being. If you live very slow, mostly relaxing, inner focused, continually turning inward, it’s time to speed up into doing.

We all have many facets and sides to our Selves. It’s important to utilize them all.

Much love, 
SARA 

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Published on April 18, 2016 06:00 • 2 views