Plugged Into Our Source

  • By Rev. Edie Weinstein

    Recently I had a revelation by way of a strand of wiring, a battery and a piece of electronic circuitry that provides education, entertainment and a portion of my right livelihood work. I was sitting at my trusty laptop computer, busily typing an article and noticed that the screen went dim. Now, I know that there are times when my eyes experience fatigue from hours of concentration without a break, but this was something entirely different. I observed that the plug which connects the computer to the battery was slightly dislodged. The moment I fit it back into its little outlet..ta-da…the screen was once again illuminated. So simple a fix, carrying with it so profound a message. Just as the computer needed to be connected to its power source in order to work at optimum level, so too do we need to be tapped into our Source. You might call it God, Goddess, Spirit, Creator, Divine or any number of other names. It matters not how you refer to it.

    Many’s the day when I have to remind myself to check my connection, especially when I am feeling overwhelmed, angry or frustrated. I can tell when I am doing what I sometimes call “running on adrenalin and fumes.” Not only have I felt physically fatigued, but emotionally drained, spiritually empty and my ability to handle every day life stuff dips down into the red zone. My compassion meter runs a quart low and I am scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas and energy. You get the picture.

    When the link is secure, so too am I. The love flows unimpeded. I feel a sense of Oneness with all that is and almost nothing rattles me. At that level, I am not disturbing my own peace, ruffling my own feathers or pulling the rug out from under myself.

    Another issue I have been facing is one that centers around asking and then receiving what I have asked for. We all should have such a problem. I am a firm knower (not just believer) that when I set intention, it usually occurs either as I have requested or something even more ‘blow me out of the water’ amazing than I could have imagined. What I have been visioning is doing my writing and speaking full time. In the past few months, opportunities and offers have been streaming in. New friends and collaborators have been showing up, by divine design; which is the name of my business, the title of which came to me in a dream. When I asked what those words meant, The Voice said “You’ll know.” For the past 20 years, I have been a journalist, interviewing many of the movers and shakers in the transformational fields. I have seen myself on the ‘big stage’ just as they have been and am certain that is part of my purpose and certainly my passion. Lately I have been invited to speak and to be interviewed on the same radio programs as they have been as well. And yet….there is still this ‘agnoxious’ (aggravating and obnoxious) voice yammering at me…about worthiness. As one host said to me when I acknowledged that I was among lofty company, “You’re a star too.” My friend Peggy said she would call me on it, any time I was tempted to hide my light under a bushel. In an interview this past week with Candy Danzis, who refers to herself as The Mainstream Mystic, she reminded me that in order for Spirit to use me to shine through, I needed to make myself available to do so. Shutting down the channel out of fear or a sense of unworthiness impedes the flow. In that way, I am reminded to maintain the connection.

    This evening, as I was vacuuming my office, the door of which is labeled “Imaginarium”, I inadvertently shut off the surge protector into which the internet modem and the battery that charges the computer were plugged. I had no clue for awhile why I didn’t have internet access until I noticed once again that the computer was not operating at full capacity. Once I turned the strip back on, the internet was restored, as was the computer’s energy, as was my own.

    So it seems that both the computer and I are Higher Powered. Charge!

    Rev. Edie Weinstein is a Renaissance Woman and Bliss Mistress who enjoys teaching people how to live rich, full, juicy lives, discovering their passion and purpose. She wears many hats, including that of a journalist, writer, speaker, workshop facilitator, interfaith minster and PR Goddess. Her website is www.liveinjoy.org

    Edie Weinstein

    Edie delights in inviting people to live rich, full, juicy lives. She is an internationally recognized, sought after, colorfully creative journalist, interviewer, author and editor, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, licensed social worker and interfaith minister, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, and Cosmic Concierge.  Edie is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events world- wide on a planned and spontaneous basis. She speaks on the subjects of wellness, relationships, trauma recovery, addiction, mental health, spirituality, sexuality, loss and grief.   Edie is the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary and co-author of Embraced By the Divine: The Emerging Woman’s Gateway to Power, Passion and Purpose.  She has also contributed to several anthologies and personal growth books, including Taming the Anger Dragon: From Pissed Off to Peaceful.  Her work has been seen in Beliefnet,  Elephant .Journal  Psych Central, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project,  as well as a growing number of other publications. She was the host of Vivid Life’s It’s All About Relationships on Blog Talk Radio for more than three years. Over the past 30 years, she has had the honor of interviewing His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Louise Hay, Judith Orloff, Debbie Ford, Arielle Ford, don Miguel Ruiz, Wayne Dyer, Bernie Siegel, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, Grover Washington, Jr., Dan Millman, Ram Dass, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Weaver, Mariel Hemingway, Ben & Jerry and SARK. In the last four decades, she has worked with those who have been diagnosed with life-altering conditions, including mental health issues, cardiac disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, infertility, end-stage conditions, eating disorders, addiction, traumatic brain injury, stroke, depression, and anxiety. She focuses on her clients’ resilience and assists them in developing a solid toolkit of coping skills. As both a clinician and a patient, she is aware of what it is like to be on the other side of the treatment relationship and can be of service to the patient, their caregivers, as well as the treatment team. Edie can address the issues that arise such as body image, trauma, sexuality, relationship changes, vulnerability, change in physical or cognitive ability, aging, end of life issues, and communicating needs. If you want to: 

    • Embrace life fully
    • Release patterns that have kept you from moving forward
    • Re-write the narrative to create the life of your dreams and desires
    • Enhance your relationships
    • Become an Opti-Mystic who sees the world through the eyes of possibility
    Contact me today to see how I can meet the needs of your organization, publication or the person who looks back at you when you gaze in the mirror.

    For more information, please visit opti-mystical.com.

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