Hello, my name is Roxanne Darling and this is In the Transition podcast.
Today, I’m talking about something I call Godness – or the nature of God, Spirit, Source and how I choose to be in relationship with it.
Divine openings is this very real, very powerful opening of a portal, a transfer of grace, a direct connection to source – all of these words are true though none tell the whole story in and of themselves.
Historically, experiences of this nature are shrouded in mystical and exclusive beliefs: only certain chosen ones can receive, you must earn or learn your way to heaven, only the teacher can give you the mantra and you must never tell anyone, once you are initiated you must adhere to certain practices and so forth. This was just part of the process of moving from the experience of complete amnesia about our real and true existence being a holographic piece of the whole – not separate – to a full awareness of inseparable connection to god.
I mean if you think about the vast difference between “You are slime working your way back to the sublime” and “You are the divine walking the earth, having chosen to incarnate for a short lifetime of limits and boundaries, only to return to heaven after your body dies” – well that is mind-blowing! (And a very long sentence as well…)
So we humans have been pretending for a very a long time that we are not god. Then we started to realize we are children of god, but not really grownups. Now we are realizing that we are part of the ginormous peer matrix of the entire divine universes. What do we do with that? How does that affect things, from our thoughts, our actions, our relationships, our manifestations? In short, it affects everything. Or as I like to say, “Consciousness is everything.”
There is no rush. Re-wiring our vastly complex and competent neural circuits (built up over millions of years) does not happen in the snap of a finger.
Divine openings definitely accelerates this process though. Which is why it can be remarkably powerful for advanced spiritual seekers as well as those who are just beginning to explore a truly personal version of their connection to the divine. And let’s not forget about those who don’t give a hoot about spirituality per se but who just want their lives to be easier, freer, happier – they benefit from divine openings too. Going through the process is part of the fun anyway!
WOW, was that ever amazing for me. I experienced so many things. For example: things being pulled out of me; a very cool feeling in my legs, feet and solar plexus. Not to mention that I ‘went exterior’ or had an out of body experience. I just floated around my room – incredible! It just felt so beautiful and full of bliss. – Rob, 25 years experience with kundalini meditation
It is the first so-called spiritual process I know of that is based on, at its core, this vast peer matrix. It is a combination of the literal power of the universe with the very pedestrian and often comical experience of being human.
When we have divine openings programs, we bring in elements of the sacred because after all this is mind-blowing stuff! Things like the music of Deva Premal, silence, flowers, candles. We want you to stop and notice – this is not something to take casually, as this re-wiring will affect your life from top to bottom. Your conscious choice to interact with it is all in your hands – free will persists and becomes more powerful than ever before! Pay attention.
But we also act somewhat profane, perhaps, by other people’s standards. We laugh at silly things or even at nothing! The agenda is not set – it is born of the people who are present, guided by the presence within each and all of us. We act goofy if the moment arrives and we bring in anything that might be relevant, or soothing, or funny. Part of the experience is not to just get the divine opening, but to reset limiting beliefs we each carry around. Part of the experience is to redefine your personal connection to god, and let go of other people’s ideas of how that should be. To actually walk our talk in believing that this is real. We are each part of god and as such are free to try things while we are here. We are expanding our notions of god not shrinking them.
I am so intrigued about what my relationship with God can become! Standing in that space and looking for roadsigns, I recently stumbled upon Friendship with God by Neale Donald Walsch in a local bookstore. This is quite miraculous since about three years ago I threw one of his books in the trash considering it to be blasphemy! What I have learned is that standing in fear, I am limiting my experience of the bliss that’s possible. Sara – practicing Christian
I like to use all lower case when talking about god and the divine for this reason. To bring us and god to the same level. While we are here with limits to be sure – we chose them too – that does not mean we are not born of the same “glue” that is the universe. (I love playing with all the physics around the discovery of the Higg’s boson!)
We don’t have gurus. We don’t want you dependent on us. You can say virtually anything and it will be received with curiosity. There is only one rule: reading Lola’s book to receive a divine opening. There is no hierarchy though there is a delineation between those who have access to the field directly to pass it on to others – and those who don’t. Even this is in the process of changing as the energy and grace are more openly distributed out there in our world.
It is like cooking. A few rare people can just walk into a kitchen and make a delicious meal without ever having read a recipe. Most of us read cookbooks and/or take cooking classes to learn – in other words gain something via direct experience – often from an accomplished chef. In time, many students become as competent a chef or better than, the teacher. It is all good!
Yet in the kitchen, there is an understanding and respect for the sharpness of the knives, the heat of the stove, and the results of mixing cokes and Mentos! All of this is how divine openings works. You can get the grace directly from another giver initially. You can get it from the pictures in Lola’s book, ongoing. You can get it from the online courses. I can give it to myself. You can get it by being in proximity – that is how my partner Shane mostly gets it, by living under the same roof with me. You can also get the direct access by taking a remarkable five-day silent retreat with Lola Jones. And from there you can be a giver or conduit for grace yourself. Yes, it is that easy!
Clearly, this is the spirituality many of us have been longing for: easy, obvious, accessible, transparent, powerful, personalized, infused with freedom, etc! I think of it as DIY consciousness!
Bottom line: divine openings is more powerful than anything I have ever experienced. It is available to you as my divine peer without the trappings of chains of command or other people’s rules. Because it is powerful and precious, I treat it with care and concern. I also charge for my time sharing it. That is just part of being in the time-space continuum, which is a very different energy from taking advantage of people’s neuroses to make myself rich. Can you feel the difference there?
I have created a life that has produced this result. I love sharing this! I do not proselytize; if anything, I have a marketing strategy that could be classified as “make ’em beg.”
I have scheduled my first “here it is” introductory program on Maui on Sunday August 19 (Updated…). It is free to attend however if you want to receive a live divine opening at the end of the program, the cost is $30. Plus remember the only rule: having Lola’s book to read. I will have them available for sale at $29, so you can save on shipping. You can also order from Lola’s website. Or you can purchase it on Amazon.com. See? You have choices! The Lola link and the Amazon link are my affiliate links. You pay the same price, though I make a small percentage by having set up the affiliate program. Please be sure to join my email address so I can send you more information!
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Photo Credit: People taking part in the annual Moon Amtrak in southern California.
The energy that has been created upon the news of Osama bin Laden’s assassination is vibrating at such a high level here in my corner of the universe – the United States of America. It gives us students of consciousness an opportunity to ride the waves and expand our understanding of “how life works here now and in the hereafter.” Jump to the end to watch a video about the conflict of war and peace I filmed in 2006 on this topic at the “Punchbowl” Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
First let me my state my belief to give you a frame of reference:
I believe we are all expressions of God, of the universal intelligence that populates all Universes seen and unseen. That of course includes, you, me, Barack Obama, and Osama Bin Laden. I do not believe in absolute good and evil; I do believe these are concepts that “we” of universal consciousness created to make life here as humans more exciting. I believe that when we all die, we return to the source of all things tangible and intangible. I believe we choose what sorts of roles we want to play when we incarnate and that life here on Earth is very similar to the dramas we see at the movie theatre. At the end of all the entertainment, the curtain rises and we are all safe.
This belief allows me to see Bin Laden as a fellow traveler from the Divine source and also be able to feel a sense of joy at the mastery of gamesmanship in his capture that was demonstrated by the U.S. forces, not least of whom includes the “cool cat” aka Commander in Chief, President Obama! I do not experience a conflict of consciousness though I personally prefer peace over conflict and truth over deception. I am sharing in the joy that surrounds me just as I shared in the profound sadness of 9/11. To experience emotions is one of the “rich media” highlights of being alive in this great movie drama called Humanity.
I understand the sadness, grief, and anger the “other side” feels at the loss of their super hero, as indeed Bin Laden was a super hero! Though I suspect it pales in comparison to what the people of New York City experienced on 9/11/2001. The point of consciousness is not to run from or repress our feelings, but to embrace them and breathe with them, then frame them from that larger world view that this is all a game. We are all ultimately safe. Death is a departure from the here and now but also a reunion with the omniscient presence from whence we came.
All of which further strengthens my understanding that this — life here now amongst us humans — is really just a game. We are living in the most spectacular playground where we each, as soul entities, are free to do and say whatever we please. Yes, there are limits and there are consequences; these are the limits we clearly understood as we chose to incarnate. These limits actually enhance the game, add to the drama, and give force to the unbridled joy we experience at the moment of any “victory.”
So if you consider yourself a peacenik, a person of nonviolence, I hope to comfort you in the preferences you have chosen and which you are free to defend and promote in this lifetime. (Who knows, perhaps next time some of us will be curious to see what it is like to be a “bad guy or a bad girl”?) But your peace-loving values do not preclude you from having moments of joy as one team (our team?) scores a stunning goal.
If anything, we could speculate that those of us who prefer peace have inserted our energy into this struggle between Bin Laden and the USA, which has now resulted not in World War III, but in a classic surgical strike that caused minimal loss of life and destruction! Even if you don’t buy “we are all a piece of God” you can still be happy for the extraordinarily minor fallout from Bin Laden’s capture.
I leave you with this Beach Walks with Rox episode that was originally filmed for Memorial Day in 2006. I’d love to hear your comments on this as I am interested in knowing fellow students of consciousness who embrace the celestially large picture in times of great confusion or tumult.
Not only is Roxy’s mastery apparent in leading the conversations, but her voice is gentle, soothing and so non-threatening that it’s as if I am talking to an old friend. Then just when the conversation got a bit heavy she’d shift the energy with a giggle of delight. Rest assured, you have a skilled pilot flying the book club plane.
Before the book discussion began, I was thinking 10 weeks was a long time for a book club. Very shorly thereafter this conversation became one of the highlights of my week. By the end, I was sad to see our time together coming to a close. Thank you Roxy for contributing to the rich expansion of others.
At some point during the book club I noticed my need to continue seeking was going from a strong flame to an occasional flicker. As a voracious reader of personal growth this was totally new for me.
During my first reading of the book, I had to stop and push pause several times because I was so upset with Lola’s discussion about religions and their fear based relationship with God. This time I was able to hear from a new perspective and could listen without out strong emotions attached. What if I could have a relationship with the Divine that is gentle and loving? What if my perspective came from someones fear of the unknown instead of the broader truth? I am so intrigued about what my relationship with God can become! Standing in that space and looking for roadsigns, I recently stumbled upon Friendship with God by Neale Donald Walsch in a local bookstore. This is quite miraculous since about three years ago I threw one of his books in the trash considering it to be blasphemy! What I have learned is that standing in fear, I am limiting my experience of the bliss that’s possible.
Being someone who has always known themselves as being ‘strong’, I allowed myself to experience waves of emotions and weeping for no apparent reason. My small self wanted to figure out what was going on and where that was coming from. Reading Lola’s personal explanations and listening to Roxy’s sharing of herself I knew all was well. I can only imagine what old baggage I off-loaded in a easy non-threatening way. By having a weekly support team on the call, I was assured I could let go and let the Divine do the heavy lifting.
– Sara, North Palm Beach FL
Comment from the Divine Openings Book Club
One of the things I love most about Divine Openings is how we bridge the previously hidden gaps to god-ness. I too used to be so intellectual in my spirituality that the use of the word god or God was a turn off. But when we discover that actually we are all god, and that us here are working to remember this with the grace and assistance of our god partner(s) in the field beyond incarnation, WOW. A whole new level of excitement, manifestation, and spirituality appear!
Religion and spirituality have a way of making peace with divine openings, which itself is non-denominational and merely (!) a powerful download of grace to use as you wish.Here’s how you can experience divine openings:
You can order Lola’s book, Things Are Going Great in My Absence, and give yourself a divine opening.
If you live on Maui or are visiting, I have Lola’s book in stock. Email me for details.
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