Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Only You Can Let It In

Today's song message from my angels is "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield. I woke up with it in my head. As an entrepreneur with three businesses, I often don't know how best to start my day. Which of my many passions needs attention now? Without the structure of a 9 to 5 job, I am grateful that my days are shaped by me – my judgements, expectations and God's hand alone. That's it! Can be scary. So I focus on what brings me the most joy as I've learned to follow the inspiration. And that's only something I can hear / feel. Only you can let the joy and inspiration of life in your heart. No one can do it for you.

That's why this song rings true for me. Reminds me that we create our own world with our thoughts, joys and fears. So release the fear (worry is like praying for those unwanted things to happen) and let in the JOY!! And go create your fabulous world with the angels cheering you on. Your task: ENJOY TODAY. Break the mold. Do something daring and uniquely YOU!!

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

We Are All One Body

I attended the CHRP (Christ Renews His Parish) retreat in early January, after feeling a call to attend from my angels. It was a very moving and emotional weekend. I decided to continue with the next phase called formation. We met last night and our spiritual leaders for the year, whose roles were discerned from the Holy Spirit last Sunday night, joined us. Thank you Meaghan, Angela and Lisa!

The scripture passage they chose for us to reflect upon last night was Romans 12. One strong theme within this chapter is that while we may be many parts, we are all one body. This theme unexpectedly, yet powerfully, corresponded to the team prayer in our formation book planned for the night. We were all surprised to see how the spirit works and the message was clear. Then this morning, I awoke with another song message. It was the hymn "We Are All One Body" by Marty Haugen, GIA publications.

We are many parts, we are all one body.
And the gifts we have we are given to share.
May the spirit of Love make us one indeed.
One, the love that we share,
One, our hope in despair,
One, the cross that we bear.

Wonderful theme as our Team 21 begins our year of sharing together. Also, the Soshi 2014 Olympic Games are in progress and people from around the world are watching as nations come together to compete honorably. Let us all envision a peaceful world were all peoples on this earth recognize that we are all one body!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Angel Workshops

Well I've had one practice and three (now four) formal 3-hour workshop sessions and they are going just beautifully! I call it "Intro to Connecting With Your Angels." I believe God has sent his angels to guard and guide us. In my workshops, we learn about all the ways the angels can communicate with us to deliver divine guidance. I share stories from my 22+ years of communicating with my guardian angel Allison, other angels who are experts in areas where I've needed assistance, and my more recent experiences (three years) of connecting with the archangels. 

We have nearly an hour of time to invoke the angels, do a meditation and give everyone private time to try to make a connection with their angels. So far everyone has felt their presence or received messages in this workshop. So powerful!!

I'm keeping the number of attendees per session at six so we can share some experiences and have an intimate group session. Please pass this information on to anyone you think would be interested.

Who are these workshops for
Anyone interested in connecting with their angels, those who have felt a guiding spiritual presence in their life, or not.

What do we do? 
We talk about the history and hierarchy of the angelic world and review the many forms they use to communicate with us. I also spend 45 minutes telling my story of how I got connected and give examples of ways they communicate, offer insights, wisdom, inspiration and guidance.

How long is it? 
It lasts three hours with one break. That time includes the angel invocation, meditation time and private connecting time.

Where are they held:
In my home in northwest Austin.

When is the next one
Saturday, Feb. 22, 1 - 4 pm.

What does it cost?
The workshop fee is $45, for my time, sharing what I've learned and all the handouts to help you connect on your own and stay connected. 

How can I sign up?
Call me at 512.413.0027 or email me with your contact information to hold your space in my next workshop on January 18. I keep a waiting list for any cancellations.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Can't believe I haven't posted since March! So much is happening, life-wise and spirit-wise. Much to tell. Suffice it to say that the angels are very active and so pleased to communicate more and more with us directly. Yay!!! My angels are opening up new opportunities for me to be more myself and make a living possibly in a new way. Stay tuned!! Makes perfect sense that several mornings my song message for the day has been, "Everything's Coming Up Roses," the Ethel Merman hit that took Broadway by storm in 1959, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Jule Styne. I feel so uplifted and supported hearing the lyrics:  

You'll be swell! You'll be great! Gonna have the whole world on a plate.
Starting here, starting now, honey, everything's coming up roses!

Clear the decks! Clear the tracks! You've got nothing to do but relax.
Blow a kiss. Take a bow. Honey, everything's coming up roses!

Now's your inning. Stand the world on it's ear!
Set it spinning! That'll be just the beginning!
Curtain up! Light the lights! You got nothing to hit but the heights!
You'll be swell. You'll be great. I can tell. Just you wait.
That lucky star I talk about is you! (I changed this word as that's how it came in)
Honey, everything's coming up roses for ME AND FOR YOU!

My art buddy Amy Hillenbrand is a steady source of inspiration and encouragement. This "Big "Bunch of Love" painting by Amy Hillenbrand is a perfect theme for this post. The roses are gorgeously depicted and were inspired by a heartfelt gift from her husband Bob. The circle of love continues! This painting is on display in the Georgetown Public Library as part of that community's popular Art Hop. So thankful Amy asked me to join her at the award reception. What a wonderful community of artist and art-lovers.

One of the things I love most about this song is the lyric line, "For me and for you." While the original lyrics were written with a bit of a dark side for the show "Gypsy," the song energetics of my angelic message have been modified to be totally supportive, loving, nurturing and encouraging. It feels to me the message is not just for me but for all of us, encouraging us to be fearless in being ourselves and invigorating us to display our brightest gifts to the world. So go out there and shine!! The world needs your gifts. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Light Healing Meditation

I often get "downloads" or inspirations from my angels. One Saturday morning last fall, I woke up and received what I now consider a powerful light healing meditation from the archangels or a choir above the archangels. Let me take you through what I envisioned, then you can mentally envision the same light patterns streaming through your body in your own meditation.

Here's what happened:
That morning, my mind was quiet, happy and blank. As I had just woken up, I was lying down on my back. All of a sudden I started getting mental images of large squares of white light, about six feet by six feet, thin like a dryer sheet, going through my body starting at my feet and moving up quickly to my head, engulfing 3 feet of space all around me. They swashed though me one by one and then started coming faster and faster until it was just one strong light at my feet shining through me like a big strobe light. The thought came to me: "purification." Then I started seeing, in my minds-eye not thru my eyes, dark inky-blue purple light coming up my body, starting with my toes and slowing moving up my body. The thought / word came to me: "fortification." I understood that all the cells in my body were being fortified. This took several minutes - was slow like a software download on the computer. Finally, I saw a burst or flash of vibrant red light shoot up my spine to my neck. The word/thought came: "repair/reparation." I've had disc surgery in my neck and I have referred pain occasionally from this. Thus, the red repair light appeared where it was optimum for ME. I imagine the red light for you will appear in your body where you most need it.

So purifying, fortifying and repairing of cells must be the optimum way to heal. Works for me!!!!

A written version of the meditation is now available as my gift to you. Please contact me and I'll email you the word document. Optimum to have someone read it to you so you can relax, visualize and heal. Soon I hope to offer an mp3 downloadable file. 

Painted version of the mediation:

 ©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Healing Light  30x24"

Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

I was inspired to paint this "Healing Light" piece so everyone could do this light healing meditation. The large white area above represents the purifying white light. I put a Roman numeral I at the bottom right to indicate it is the first passage of light. The purple is actually next, so I put a II symbol in the bottom right. There is a tiny III in the red area. So now you can do your own "light healing" meditation. Maybe I'll have some posters or giclee prints made. I am sure this meditation was meant for all!! 
Let me know if you are able to do this mediation for yourself, or if you would prefer I create an mp3 audio download so you can hear another person's voice walking you through the meditation.

This painting is available. It uses techniques I am embracing - multiple layers, varying thicknesses, bold brush strokes and a variety of palette knife styles of application. It is now on exhibit in the main 6th street lobby of the Scarbrough Building in Austin thru mid April. After that, any interested buyer can take it home. :-)  Happy healing!!! Wanna hear how it works for you!!! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday Prayer from my Angel

I am blessed to communicate openly with my guardian angel, Allison. In my morning meditation, I asked her about Ash Wednesday and if she would offer me her thoughts on this day. She said yes, offered a few thoughts, then a wonderful prayer. I will share both. Scroll down for the prayer.

Allison: We are happy to assist you in this matter as we know your mind is often full of these thoughts of ascertaining the absolute truth. We so love being able to assist you in these matters.
Well, for now my dear one, remember that prayer is always good as it puts you in touch with your Lord God and creator. So nothing wrong with that!!! As for all the beliefs and tenets surrounding Ash Wednesday, we could write a book about which aspects are complete truth and which point you to truth. Today I would have you focus on the best of Ash Wednesday which is to have the penitent focus their attention and mindfulness all day long on the Lord their God and Creator of All That Is, also the Creator of Heaven and Earth. This is a blessed opportunity to have more of yourself in touch with creation. Not just a part, but all of you. Focusing your mind, heart and soul on the Lord can only bring good things to you and your blessed world. So I would be happy to take you through a set of prayers for this day if you would like.
Debbi: OF COURSE!!!! PLEASE do direct me. I would so appreciate this opportunity to learn from the heavenly angels.
Allison: Very sweet my child. So the best way might be for me to say a few words and then have you repeat them or even type them and then we will continue with the next line, OK?
Debbi: Perfect. I am ready.  

Here is the Ash Wednesday prayer from my Guardian Angel Allison:

Allison: In this holy day of the Lord, blessed are those who call upon Him.
Blessed are those who set their mind, heart and soul upon His countenance.
Blessed are those who trust in his faithfulness and unending love.
Blessed are those who mind His ways and walk His sacred paths.
Blessed are those who adore His loving nature and seek to pass on His unending love.
Blessed are those who strive to be like The Lord their God and consider His way the true way.
Blessed are those who seek perfection in all things.* 
Blessed are those who seek the greater good of all.
Blessed are those who adore the Lord with all their hearts.
Blessed are those who seek no retribution but seek rather to sink their hearts and minds into the will of the Lord and trust in his true countenance. It is there for each and every one of you.
Blessed are those who are not afraid to seek within rather than without for the truths of the Lord.
Blessed are those who understand that the Lord their God lives within their hearts and minds and is very active here when given full attention and awareness.
Blessed are those who seek the will of the Lord.
Blessed are those who seek to find the love of the Lord in all situations, places, persons and life opportunities.
Blessed are those who seek to find more holiness within themselves than outside themselves.
Blessed are those who seek the Love of the Lord in all moments of their earthly lives.
In these thoughts and prayers I beseech you to focus your hearts and minds on the love and holy presence of the Lord your God.
May God be with you this holy day.
In Christ's name, Amen.

*   (This is not about "being" perfect as much as understanding that in the will of the Lord, all things are naturally perfect.)

My next post will be about the light healing meditation the angels gave me last fall. I will also post a painting I am working on that is my interpretation of the vivid colors of light in the meditation. Have a blessed day. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

White Light from the Heavens

Remember the Carly Simon song: "Haven't Got Time for the Pain." I woke up to it this morning after doing my Light Healing Meditation the angels sent me last fall.

"I haven't got time for the pain, I haven't got room for the pain, 
I haven't the need for the pain, Not since I've met you.... 

"You showed me how how, how to fill my heart with love, How to open up ...

I would revise her refrain to:

I haven't got time for the pain,
Now I see the good in all things,
Oh I love this vast life of mine,
All since I've known you.

This song is a preview for revealing to you the light healing meditation my angels sent me last fall. I am just NOW realizing the lyrics "I haven't got time for the pain" are PERFECT for healing your physical ailments. Duh. I was focusing on "white light from the heavens." Both are totally synergistic with the meditation. To come next post!!! Until then, don't forget to drink in all that white light pouring down from the heavens! It's upon us.

As I've started telling my family before pancake time, "Now go and put some syrup on your day."