Today in A Course in Miracles I read, "Sharing is God's way of creating, and also yours." (p. 81) and it inspired me to share some of my recent photos from the Los Gatos Creek Trail in Campbell, California...
What are you inspired to share with others?
I go for walks with my camera when I need to reconnect with my soul, de-stress, and get creative. What do you do?
I love this photo because this tender bud is just beginning to open up and spread its petals wide soaking up more and more of the nourishing warmth of the sun simultaneously sharing its beauty. How inspiring!
Dear Magical Soul ~
My name is Cassandra Rae and I used to be an angry atheist. But, then a couple of wonderful things happened...
This might sound cliche, but it's true: I met a wonderful man. For the first time in my life, I was in relationship with a person who could give me equal doses of honesty and compassion. His love and generosity knew no limits, but he was also willing to tell me the truth about my behavior and lovingly hold me accountable. Being in relationship with him brought me in deeper alignment with my soul and what happens when you delve deep into the folds of your inner being? Of course, you come into contact with what is commonly called God!
How could I stay an angry atheist?!
And then not even a year after our marriage I had a medical crisis. Oh the body has a 'wonderful' way of bringing life into focus! A blood clot in my left eye caused some temporary partial blindness, which enabled me to go on medical disability and focus solely on my health and well-being. You see, at the time I was working as a tax accountant and I was miserably successful. I was good at my job and I made excellent money, but the work wasn't my calling and it left me feeling empty, confused, and anxious. It was terrible because I felt trapped by the money.
But, my blessed body saved me!
Fast forward 7 years and my life has a completely different focus and feel. Now, my main priority is deliberate and consistent alignment with Spirit that guides me with emotional and energetic signs. I've learned that money isn't the best guide and yet, it's still an important part of life. So how do I balance the physical with the non-physical? How do I know what my next step is? How do I know when to let go and surrender versus stand up and fight? How do I keep the faith when 'terrible' things happen?
That's what this blog is about.
It's about the adventure of following my calling and fully experiencing this physical life while focusing on the mystical. It's about surrendering to the Divine while taking responsibility for my life. It's about consciously creating a life that meets my deepest needs while also giving something back to the world - being in service to others. I don't know what that looks like all the time - in fact, it looks and feels different in different situations - but, I'm dedicated to the journey because there is nothing greater than being connected with Spirit while living this physical life to the fullest extent and enjoying deep meaning and purpose even when it means walking through my greatest fears, living on the edge of my comfort zone, and consistently leaping into the unknown.
Because there is no place where Spirit is not.
I know that I am always held in pure love and acceptance - even when I'm beating myself up. There is always a flow of well-being, if I will allow it. There are always delicious things coming my way, if I am able to open up and receive them. This blog is a place to explore that process because there are times when my physical experience doesn't show me well-being. There are times when I feel powerless, defeated, and hopeless. But, I have found that when I share the truth that I get plugged back in to feeling powerful, confident, and hopeful.
I want that for me and I want that for you.
This is a place to embrace it all with love and acceptance. To embrace me with love and acceptance. To embrace you with love and acceptance. We are all exactly where we are supposed to be - even when it sucks. The bottom line is...it's easier to realign with your good when you have someone to remind you what a powerful, beautiful, and capable creative being you are. So let's remind each other. Let's walk the path together.
There is magic happening right now. Can you feel it?
Love and joy ~