Honor your unique gifts, regardless of what others think

bird-singing copyM— writes,

I am feeling very depressed. I recently had surgery and I’m doing okay. However, I feel emptiness and anxiety. I have studied with a medium for 15 years. She recently passed away. I feel I did not progress enough. I need guidance.

Dear M—,

Patterns of behavior have a way of repeating themselves to solidify into a nexus of self-destructive beliefs and concepts that originate from a desire for belonging, approval, and acceptance within a sociocultural context.

We are a collective of angelic beings who protect and guide humanity on a course of evolution that has always and will always continue by the grace of the One Creator in All whose unconditional, loving presence is the prime directive for all life to proceed onward in evolutionary upgrades to higher and higher frequencies of energy.

Avoid negativity, dearest one. Surround yourself with people who support and nurture you in your fullness—people who inspire and uplift you. When you set this mindful intention in your life to be uplifted by your surroundings and the company you keep, you will find that your social circles change: old friends vanish, and new ones appear, seemingly out of nowhere; to help you, to show you something new, to awaken something within you…. Be open and receptive to the blessing of new people coming into your life.

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You must try going to new places where you’ve been reluctant to go before, while you’ve been locked into a routine that has become dull and stifling to you. This includes restaurants, music performances, church social events, exercise classes, and cultural events. Be on the lookout for notices about these happenings in your area, and we could also encourage you to consider traveling to a foreign country—Have you considered the islands of Crete?—for rest, renewal, and spiritual connection. Blessings await you there.

As for your previous “studies with a medium”, it is clear that you are a medium, and you must cultivate your special gift. Why are you afraid of it? …because of how others will react? …what they will think? …how the religious authorities would condemn and admonish you?

Ask yourself: Do you want to live your life for someone else, to fulfill other peoples’ standards and expectations, or do you want to live your life fully as who you are, regardless of what the people around you want you to be?

For years you’ve compromised an important and powerful gift that has been given to you by God to help many people. We recognize that mediumship has been vilified and ill reputed. We find this to be a misfortune for humanity. Mediums can serve as tools of God for humanity’s uplifting at this time, a gift that can only be received by highly attuned, sensitive people like yourself—a gift that must be treasured, nurtured, cultivated.

Be brave, dear one—and find the company of friends and places where you can comfortably immerse yourself in a deepening of your studies.

There’s no conflict of interest between being a medium and worshiping God in whatever way you’ve embraced in your life. Ignore the negativity from those who fear that which they do not understand. Trust yourself, and honor yourself.

Consider spending more time watching videos of people who inspire you and whom you admire in your chosen field of study. You seek to progress in your understanding and practice. It appears there will be a special retreat on the Island of Crete where you will discover much in the way of renewed insights, inspiration, and deeper understanding.

Pay more attention to how you communicate with your immediate family members, especially your husband. There are patterns you’ve fallen into that negate your wholeness and beauty. When he speaks to you negatively, try ignoring or deflecting his comments by focusing on the positive. Smile more (even if you have to fake it). The point is this: Avoid engaging him in a downward spiral of negativity that leaves you both feeling drained and discouraged.

An attitude of “I only accept love in my life” might be a good place to start—to hold this intention in your heart and carry it with you throughout your daily activities, including your interactions with close family members.

mother and baby birdThere seems to be ongoing tension and struggle with your oldest son. Is this true? A battle of the wills has been ensuing…. Consider how he could feel that you don’t trust him. He has reached an age where he needs to assert his independence and withdraw from needing you to direct and assist him.

Can you let go more and grant him the opportunity to grow? It’s like a baby bird learning to fly: Momma has to push the baby out of the nest and watch him struggle as he tries to fly. He may not be so good at it, at first. That’s okay. He needs to learn to use his own wings and not depend on yours.

You’ve been an excellent, nurturing mother. We want you to release yourself from believing that you haven’t been good enough. You’ve done everything you can and your love is pure. Trust the love you feel for yourself, your family, for God, from God.

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Are you singing enough? There was a time when you lifted your voice up to God in heartfelt worship and praise…but not enough lately. Find music you can sing to… Play the music… loudly if you have to… and sing. Sing! Like a bird.

No shame in using your voice for what it is designed to do—express your heart.

We are proud and happy for you in this new growth that you will discover as you bravely try new activities, find new friends, communicate lovingly, and honor your God-given gifts.

 

Blessings upon you, lovely harbinger of playful, melodious birdsong. Sing! …and soar as high as you want to go!

-End of Life Reading-

I wish you blessings on your life’s journey. Thank you. —Parama

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About the Author

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Parama K. Williams, MA, LMT, CYT is a published author with a Master of Arts in Education and fifteen years of international experience as a U.S.-Certified/Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She is an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation.

As the author of Ascended Master Readings, she provides Life Readings to help people find solutions to everyday challenges and to discover their unique life’s mission.

Parama offers therapeutic massage and yoga classes internationally. She currently lives in Central America, where she writes, travels, and offers ongoing classes, workshops, and retreats. 

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Life with a mission and purpose

 

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S— writes with many questions about her mission and purpose on Earth. 

I am struggling with many things… What should I do/be/achieve in my life?

What is my higher purpose on Earth? Parama received the following information for this Life Reading:

  • Consider whether or not your intimate partner is healthy and supportive for you at this time. Do you feel you are investing more energy into the relationship than you are receiving?
  • Fashion design: especially women’s clothing (dresses in particular)
  • A totem pole in the shape of a large bird, then this totem pole transforms into a live hummingbird, then into a whale
  • Consider studying in Boston.
  • Higher purpose is achieving our full potential through the full expression of our unique talents and gifts. Fulfilling your higher purpose does not have to be this heroic, grandiose achievement. We know we are on the path to achieving our higher purpose when we feel a natural flow in our lives and when we feel joy, pleasure, satisfaction, and contentment. You may be putting undue pressure on yourself by believing that your higher purpose is something so grandiose that you could never achieve it, or that it would be a great struggle to do so. This is simply not so. Your gifts and what you love to do are perfectly suited to allow you to fulfill your life’s purpose, which is what brings you joy and therefore helps bring joy to the people around you.
  • A poodle skirt, followed by this information: Study the patterns and designs that have appeared in women’s dressed throughout different eras, as this will inform and inspire you. Seek to understand why those different patterns and designs were popular at those specific times. There is a psychology behind fashion design and fashion preferences. You have a particularly special knack for recognizing and matching a person or a group of people’s psychologies to their fashion choices.
  • Invest in sketch books and a set of pencils. Learn to sketch. Make drawings of the designs and patterns that come to you when you close your eyes and envision “that perfect dress” for a specific occasion or person. There is potential for you to make a successful career out of doing just this kind of work.
  • Remove yourself from pervasive tribal/social conditioning that would have you believe that you cannot achieve your dreams, in particular, your studies and career goals. Do not hold yourself back by buying into self-deprecating or limiting beliefs. You have special, unique talents, and only you can express these gifts with the rest of the world. Believing in yourself is more important than the opinions of your family and friends about what you should do with your life.
  • Surround yourself and expose yourself to your favorite kind of music and visual arts as much as possible. Seek to be inspired in your creative, expressive self. You can do it.

Thank you for requesting a Life Reading. The following interpretation explains how the information from your reading is significant in your life, as well as how you can apply the information to your everyday life.

In this reading, the symbol of a totem pole in the shape of a bird appeared. A totem pole is a symbol of indigenous peoples’ honoring the ancestral spirits, which are the represented by the birds depicted on the totem pole. A bird travels high in the sky, higher than humans can naturally travel. Higher elevation indicates higher connection with spirituality.

A bird is a being that can ascend to higher spiritual heights. A bird represents freedom to humans. Then, that bird transforms into a living hummingbird. The hummingbird goes from flower to flower very quickly. The hummingbird is a net-worker. It makes contact with many different flowers, which could represent people or points of contact. The hummingbird symbolizes an adept communicator connecting with many people.

A whale is a wisdom keeper. Just as the sky and being high in the sky represents a higher connection with universal truth, so to do the depths of the ocean indicate a deeper connection to the truth. A whale is a being that is immersed in the world of spirit who has the wisdom of knowing what is true. Let’s put these symbols together.

The bird represents freedom from tribal constraints. By “tribal”, I do not refer to the cultural traditions belonging to a particular lineage; I am referring to unquestioned beliefs that your family and associates have held, probably for many generations. These can be negative, limiting beliefs that you can choose to free yourself from in order to express your potential and your life purpose. Freeing yourself from tribal constraints and beliefs is the first symbol.

The next symbol answers the question, “If I am rejecting these limiting tribal values, then what should I embrace next in my life? How should I expand into the world if I am breaking away from tribal values that would otherwise pin me down?” That comes through the hummingbird and the whale.

The hummingbird is an adept communicator. It communicates by having contact with many different things. The hummingbird nourishes itself by having contact with many different flowers. Similarly, you could nourish the expression of your vision by having contact with many people, organizations, or groups. The great number of those contacts will help you to realize your full potential.

If you haven’t already done so, you might want to set up a social media page and actively connect with other people who are interested in the same things as you. For example, you might want to attend events where you can meet other people who are doing the kind of work you are interested in.

Then, we have the whale. The whale would be your connection to a profound connection to spirit. This appears to be what you are seeking: the vision for your life purpose. Whale is a symbol of connecting with spirituality by finding flow in your life.

In summary, you are being invited to break free from the tribal customs and beliefs that have been limiting your success and keeping you bound and beholden to ways of being that are outmoded and outdated for you. Next, be prepared to become active in seeking out lots of connections, friends, supporters, other artists, and resources.

You will have a lot of resources socially, and the richness of your social experience will come from having many contacts rather than just a few. Taking these two steps will then put you in a position to connect with the flow of a deep well of spiritual understanding.

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I wish you blessings on your life’s journey. Thank you for writing.—Parama