Tuesday, December 27, 2016

JANUARY 2017: Seize the Day - Live Life Alive

"Every man dies.  Not every man really lives."  ~ Braveheart

We've come so far, we've endured so much. It's time. It's our time. It's time to start living... really living, really loving, really listening and really connecting. All of us on this human journey have paid a high price for the experiences that humanity as a whole has endured in the quest for the knowledge of good and evil. The data is in, the karma is clearing, the contracts have been completed and we stand at the brink of a massive re-entry into paradise. As we come out of stasis, awakening one by one to the full implications of this evolutionary journey we have been on, descending and ascending the tree of life, we now have perspective unlike ever before about where we have been, what we have been up to and where we are now headed.

Many prophecies speak of the "end times" or "end of time", which might only mean that we are no longer constrained by time, and that our consciousness has expanded so that we understand how to easily and quickly traverse alternate realities at will, thereby transcending time. Yet, that only gives us the ability to more wisely use clock time as a means to connect in the fourth dimension, with fifth dimensional consciousness and higher and experience our unique creations and expressions of love.

The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time in between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens. In rhetoric kairos is "a passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved. We now have the ability to pierce the veils, to experience the light in these small moments. The power of the light is so potent and powerful that when we access these tiny shifts through sacred space, we can tap into our own divinity and the grace of the creator and perform outright miracles of manifestation, creation, healing and empowerment!

Yes, we are up for change, but we are not without the means to create something entirely new and filled with light and love beyond imagining. We're making room for full frontal contact with beauty, joy, peace, love, creativity, cooperation, unification and abundance in ways we have only dreampt of. Beware... magic is afoot...

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.  ~Annie Dillard

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
January 01 - Seize the Day: Life Your Life Alive
January 08 - Humility, Awareness, Intention & Surrender
January 15 - The Role of Time & Space
January 22 - How to Make Your Shadow Dance
January 29 - Sacred Circle Altar - New Beginnings 2017

January Affirmations
I seize the glory and power of each new day.
The time for change is here and now.
I claim my shadow and embrace the gifts it holds for me.
I dance with my shadow and turn into the light.
I acknowledge the full spectrum of my beliefs with humor and grace.
I make intentions through the powers of humility and awareness.
I surrender my intentions to my higher power.
I create sacred space for healing and enlightenment.
I accept full responsibility for my life.
Whatever has happened in my life has brought me to here and now.
I step outside of time to heal and empower my life.
I work with alternate dimensions and states of consciousness to move energy and manifest my destiny.
I continue to learn about and use spiritual tools to manage my energy.
I work with time in new and respectful ways.
I use the power of the earth, moon and planetary cycles to manifest and heal.
I look to my relationships, my higher self, guides and guardians to show me what I cannot see.
I honor difficult relationships as teachers, and am willing to release them into the light.
When I receive the lessons and messages from challenging situations they miraculously shift into the light.
I purify my intentions through the powers of love, compassion and forgiveness.
I am moved into action on behalf of all creation.
I am guided by angels and spiritual teachers.
I actively engage and communicate with my higher self.
I am a being of light, created with the intention of pure love.
I am capable of transforming anything into love.
I am a vessel of light and my cargo is love.
Love is born through the light within me.
I step into the land of the living as I cross the shores of my soul.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. – Rumi

What do you love? And who do you love? When are you the most present in your life? What experiences bring you joy and put you in flow? How often do your encounter this in your day to day life? These are all important questions to ask ourselves. For as we do, we find our True North. True North is where we live... as in what makes us come alive, feel energized, inspired and blissful.

On the medicine wheel, the cardinal direction of North is the aspect of the earth and physical manifestation, our body and the actions that we take. It is in these actions that we truly stand in our power and operate from our True North as we walk the earth walk. As we come to know ourselves better, we come to understand the entire creation. As we gain understanding through the wisdom of the earth, we align all the wills to create our life through our unique purpose and passion, not simply from passing fancy or addiction.

During the Winter Solstice and Christmas season we give birth to the seeds of radiant light within our being. There isn't a better time to consciously plant the seeds of our most cherished desires into our heart for safe keeping, as more clarity and new intentions reveal themselves. The ability to tap into angelic forces, ascended masters and beings of light are very strong at this time and they are all awaiting to be called upon.

It's time to receive the wisdom of your Higher Self. The suffering is at an end and the New Earth holds the seeds of much beauty. Find your passion and you'll find where True North lives within you.

Your “true north” cannot be redirected by external pressures.  ~ Bill George

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
December 04 - Direction, Pathways & Purpose
December 11 - Seek and Find, Ask and it is Given
December 18 - Sacred Circle Altar - Calling All Angels - followed by Holiday Potluck Luncheon
December 25 - 5pm Candlelight Ceremony/Meditation - Open House (No AM service)

December 24 - Christmas Eve Ceremony - Nativity Code: A Star Is Born 7pm

December Affirmations
I am open to receiving guidance and direction from my higher self.
I am a being of light expressing love in the manifested world.
I create a world of beauty.
I walk in beauty.
I give my soul expression.
I am always creating through the loving intentions of my higher wisdom.
I deepen and strengthen my connection with the indwelling Spirit.
My love is my light.
I experience love in new ways.
I see the perfection of my path.
I am guided to my highest good through the process of life itself.
I am the intention of a loving creationary force for good.
I am the fulfillment of the desire for life.
I work with the cardinal directions for protection and creation.
I plant the seeds of realization for my highest good within my heart.
I awaken to my bliss.
I follow the pull of my grandest desires.
I trust that my joy will bring joy to the world.
I am a portal of light and I enlighten the world.
I call upon beings of light and angelic forces to guide and guard me.
I am created in the image of the Master of Light.
I shine my light on this earth, so that others may find their True North.
I merge with my higher self.
I am the light of the world.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

NOVEMBER 2016: Reclaiming the Sacred: Soul Retrieval

The time of the soul's renewal and restoration is upon us. It is time for the reclaiming of the sacred. The world is moving in such a way as to perfectly align with the timing of this re-birthing of our higher, deeper selves. We now have and actually have had, the support of the cosmos for the soul and consequently the spiritual emergence of our true being. We are rapidly becoming. And like all overnight successes, these changes within us have been hard won and a long time coming!

"You think the shadow is the substance. Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am the carpenter of my soul."- Rumi

But what does the new earth look like? How will we be different? What will change? The asking of questions is perhaps one of the most prominent hallmarks of the new age. The asking of a question is both masculine and feminine - perfectly balance if asked correctly and with true openness and humility. Once you start asking questions, you have truly begun to engage in the creation of your life through the power of your freed will. Honest inquiry is the first step to wholeness, with it's infusion of innocence and wonder, putting a crack of light into our linear thought patterns, know it all boxed in approach or just plain arrogance and ignorance. Questions are the key to the release of the ego's stranglehold.

"Why am I seeking? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself. What you seek is seeking you." - Rumii

So now that you have truly begun an open inquiry, the call is to start listening, smelling and seeing... not just with the five senses, but with your spiritual senses, your intuition, your third eye and your deep insight. It is time to engage with the world through your multi-sensory self and activate the parts of you that can apprehend the hidden, magical inner workings of your own soul and the universe. Let the physical world begin a new kind of conversation with you. It is far more alive and responsive than you may truly realize, bridging both the spiritual/metaphysical and the physical worlds.  And when it begins to speak back to you, as you ask your questions, in ways that maybe only you can understand, you will be in awe of this living cosmos, as we realize that all things contain a spiritual essence.

"We are each others' search for what's between our mirrors. He is like a man using a candle to lood for the sun." - Rumii

Soon after this type of communication is engaged, you may find yourself struggling with your thoughts and mental powers and wondering where "what you think" fits into this new mode and way of being. While there is no doubt that spiritual message can come through your mind and your thoughts, the practice of listening through all the spiritual senses relieves your mind of its former burden of being your sole informant (no pun intended). Your mind can now become in service to your soul, instead of the other way around. Prove it to yourself how beautiful it is to live as your soul. Let your soul come home. Give your soul, your spiritual senses, other intelligences and divine will a chance to inform your life.

"God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one." - Rumii

Once you live in the magic, you won't want to go back to linear life. Once the joy, the beauty and the bounty of this universe is more fully revealed to you, you won't be able to unsee what you have seen. The time is here to let time work for us. We will no longer be working for time. As we come to deeper and more profound revelations about who and what we truly are the soul comes alive. And as the soul comes alive, the Spirit is made flesh... and as the Spirit is made flesh... Heaven is upon the earth....

And when Heaven is upon the earth...there is true Love...

"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness." - Rumii

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
November 06 - Reclaiming the Sacred: Soul Retrieval
November 13 - Calling Back Your Soul
November 20 - Sacred Circle Altar - Thanksgiving Ceremony
November 27 - Homecoming


I open to the language of my soul.
I am filled with the Light of the creator.
I resource myself with breath and light.
I take care of my body as an extension of my soul.
I use the mirror of my relationships to discover and heal my soul.
I clear and heal myself so that I can stand before others and mirror wholeness.
My wholeness is my perfection.
When I totally accept myself in the moment, I am whole.
Wholeness leads to wellness.
I heal myself and this world through my perfect love.
Love is patient.
I am devoted to the Light.
I am devoted to my soul.
I express my soul's desires.
What I seek is seeking me.
I am a mirror for the Light.
I become transparent to negativity and suffering.
I see the world through the eyes of compassion.
I am a witness to my own wholeness.
All is perfect in this moment.
I am guided moment by moment along the path of liberation.
I am free to choose love.
I raise my vibration with music and positive affirmations.
I live in the magic.
I allow my life to teach me how to love.
I love myself.
I restore my soul.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

OCTOBER 2016: Light of Your Soul

“The Great Work is a Spiritual Process. The One thing is the birth of your soul." Hermetica

Our human journey is a study in spiritual alchemy. Alchemy is the art and science of transformation, which follows a very specific and predictable set of protocols. Initially it was couched in secret, scientific encoded writings. However, many mystics have since revealed the code and applied it to the most powerful alchemical laboratory of all: the human being. As we evolve it is apparent that we are turning our base, instinctually driven nature into a fully free willed creator God... the pauper into the King or Queen... the lead of our mortal existence into the "gold" of our immortality... our body into our Soul.

“You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” - C.S. Lewis

We are always changing, yet we haven't always understood, nor recognized our changes and have even feared change.  In the past, time had been slowed and attuned by the current state of human consciousness, sometimes not allowing us to see the cause of effects enough to truly link up the truth of cause and effect. This was so for many reasons, not the least of which was to give us the gift of time so that we could discern our existence with free will, and learn, discover and grow more into the fullness of our human potential, and our powers to manifest.

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde

Time is key here as we delve into the alchemical marriage of our body/mind/soul and spirit. For it is time that draws us upward on the vertical axis of the path and subjects us to the process of spiritual alchemy. Yet, as we become more fifth dimensional, stepping outside of linear time and space, it becomes imperative to engage with time in a new way. We must have a way to routinely take stock of ourselves as we become increasingly non-linear and more holistic. The medicine wheel with it's ouroborous effect is the complete package that allows us to not only take stock, but setup milemarkers to chart and direct our own progression.

Most of our growth has come through a painful rending of old belief systems, which also tend to show up as a letting go of relationships, careers and other physical manifestations, as well as, dreams, ideas, fantasies and karmic contracts. Without knowledge of spiritual alchemy, these things might appear to make no sense, and serve to further dig us into the roles of victim and perpetrator. But once this most predictable process is realized and we see that we are literally experiencing a kind of spiritual procedure through our own crisis, we have a chance of lifting ourselves into another mode and way of being. While understanding this process from a more cosmic and spiritual evolutionary perspective might not make it immediately less painful, it can relieve any undue suffering from our misunderstanding, internalizing or confusion. Much like a midwife's job is to bring comfort to the birthing mother, by truly understanding spiritual alchemy we can comfort and prepare ourselves for what is to come.

"Where there is fear, there is power. Even fear is a friend. Transcend."  - Cora Flora

It is through the process of alchemy that our soul emerges and integrates the body and the spirit in the flesh. It is how we become like God. Yet, as we let go of our notions of who and what God is... and turn more toward our own inward journey and allowing that transformation to outwardly manifest, we come to truly know the complexities of the creator, through the gift of our Higher Self... our Holy Guardian Angel. As we entertain greater levels of freedom, we find that we are the captain of our destiny. This can seem like an overwhelming responsibility unless we are aware of the alchemical process by having a system which helps us to keep the lines of communication open between all our aspects. Containers such as meditation, medicine wheel  and Kabbalah helps us to do just that. Ultimately we do not need blind faith to proceed, for we can develop the spiritual eyes to see and the ears to hear the whisperings of our soul.

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see” - William Newton Clarke

We are evolving. Humanity has enough time into this process now, and the ability to communicate and compare notes, which is a part of that process itself. For as we observe ourselves and become more and more consciously aware of the depth of our own existence, we then can realize our own tempering into compassionate and loving beings of light, with great powers of healing and creativity which will allow us to fully step into our free will and choose the kind of world we will make real. We can choose heaven or hell. The power is within our hands.

“This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.” - Rabindranath Tagore

Conversely enough, there is a divine plan however, that was agreed upon by our GodSelf to elevate humanity back to a state of re-unification in God Consciousness. The truth is that we cannot fail. Because just because we do not remember our GodSelf and our master purpose, doesn't mean that our soul doesn't remember. And this process of alchemy will birth our soul, one way or another. And when the soul comes stalking, the things we need to experience to awaken will happen.

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” - Henry Ward Beecher

It is our work here to awaken the GodSelf within through love and awareness, and proactive midwiving of the soul's emergence. This is why our power to communicate is so important. Messengers are being sent to tell us that it does not have to be difficult. Great sacrifices have been made to ensure that each wave of souls successively has an easier birth. So we must take this great gift, awaken now and receive the grace of our existence in this moment. Let love live through us, allow our souls to emerge and heaven on earth to end the war between fear and love.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
October 02 - Light of Your Soul:  Meeting the Solar Angel
October 09 - Understanding Spiritual Alchemy
October 16 - Desire to Receive In Order to Share
October 23 - Saying Yes to your Soul
October 30 - Remembering & Becoming

October Affirmations

My Soul is preparing me to meet my Higher Self.
I am becoming my Soul.
I am inspired with the Light of the Creator to open to my full potential.
I am free to choose life.
I am free to choose love.
True freedom means free to be in the presence of the divine.
My freedom allows me to be more devoted and committed to the Light and Love of this creation.
My Spirit informs my soul every day.
I take the time to care for my soul, as I care for my body.
I honor all aspects of my being.
I am in conscious contact with my Higher Self.
I an reunited with my soul group.
I understand the great powers of a working with my soul group.
A soul group allows for the constant reflection of God/dess to be made manifest.
My soul group allows me to refine my divinity, my divine identity.
I accept my God Self.
I am loving and compassionate for this journey of becoming.
Through spiritual alchemy my soul emerges.
I am tempered through this alchemical process into a loving super-being of light.
My love is my shield and my guide.
I accept the alchemy of my addictions as part of growing and evolving.
Addictions and attachments are breaking me open and allowing me to rebirth myself.
Illness and disease calls for the awakening of the physician within.
My inner physician is activated.
I heal and inspire myself and others from the depths of my soul and heights of my spirit.
I prepare my body as a temple of God's love.
I am disciplined with  my self and soul care.
I continue to expand as a healer and lightworker.
I ground and anchor my spiritual experiences into the manifested reality.
I receive the proper support, as well as give it to others.
I release all codependent patterns.
My divinity is the Holy Grail.
My Higher Self is my Holy Guardian Angel.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016: Soul Star Rising

Chances are, if you are reading this, if you are here and interested in the Light, you are a modern mystic, a seeker of truths, sacred insights and deep magic. Maybe you're even a wisdomkeeper yourself! It didn't used to be "safe" to own any of that. In fact, it used to be quite detrimental to one's health to be entertaining such an intimate relationship with the divine. But the world is fast becoming a different place. The tipping point has been reached and now the correction has begun.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”  ― Carl Sagan

We are at a very delicate stage of our human evolutionary development, both as a whole and as individuals. We have enough consciousness now and enough layers of denial removed to realize the extent of what humanity has been through. Most of us have processed gallons of grief, boatloads of anger and gigawatts of rage. Some of us have done so much clearing that we are starting to have past life recollections and visions on a regular basis. Some of us are developing the new skills that will soon be coming online for everyone such as increased psychism, heightened empathic senses, and mediumship including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience. This will bring us to yet a whole new set of issues to be dealt with.

"Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.”  ― Haruki Murakami

One of the most wonderful and powerful gifts that are coming to more and more people is the power to channel their spiritual guides, which include ascended masters, ancestors, animal spirits and angels, in addition to our Higher Selves and our own soul! When we begin to take this communication seriously everything changes. These guides and guardians exist to help us. When we don't call on them, or take them seriously we are denying ourselves the deep magic. For it is these beings who guide us through the dimensional gateways to higher consciousness and help us anchor it with meaning into our lives!

“The stars in the nite shone above her. The stars deep within shone inside her. Melding and lighting the darkness, the holiness danced within. ” ~Terri St. Cloud.

As all of these strange new human qualities emerge, we need a great deal of support. It is important to receive that support so that we can help each other stay grounded in our ascension process. After all, we're not leaving the planet, we are shifting and changing, just as Gaia is shifting and changing. We are connected and that has never been more apparent. It's time to let your own radiant soul have authority over your life. It's time to trust these parts of yourself that have been long hidden. It's a great mystery how the soul emerges and it is a process to be respected and revered. New earth is taking hold and it's now time to let your own Star Be Born.

"The mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe that when you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear, as you yourself do at dawn, sailing through the light." ~Rumi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
September 04 - Soul Star Rising
September 11 - Owning Your Super Powers
September 18 - Peace Day in the Park - Living Medicine Wheel
September 25 - Sacred Circle Altar - Fall Equinox - Spiritual Partnerships

Soul Star Rising Affirmations
I am awakening to the fullness of my soul.
I accept the beauty of my journey.
My story is woven into the fabric of life.
I walk this earth in a sacred manner.
I let my light shine.
I help others to shine their light.
What I love will help and heal the world.
The universe is watching and waiting for me to fully engage in life!
When I am joyfully creating, I bring the vibration of joy to all.
My gratitude and appreciation brings a glow to my heart.
I look for creative ways to express my gratitude.
My love is my art.
Time stands still when I am creating from my heart.
I have the courage to try new things.
I do what I think I cannot do.
I face my life with positivity and excitement.
I embrace the unknown and open to the Great Mystery.
I am in awe at the miracles that unfold in my life when I trust.
I allow love to live through me.
When I surrender to my soul, I come alive!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

AUGUST 2016: Courage to Show Your True Colors

"The greatest gift you can give you somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, ‘If you will take care of me, I will take care of you.’ Now I say, ‘I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.” Jim Rohn

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
August 07 - Church in Circle: True Colors (Lions Gate Ceremony)
August 14 - To Thine Own Self Be True, But Who Am I?
August 21 - Addiction, Attachment and Recovery
August 28 - Standing In the Fire: Remembering and Becoming

True Colors Affirmations

I have the courage to be me.
I create from the depths of my soul.
I express myself freely in my creations.
I am free from critical judgment.
I give myself permission to play as I create.
I create within sacred space.
I purify my relationship with money.
I bless money and respect the power of abundance.
I ignite the desire to receive in order to share my art.
I release inhibitions on my artistic expression.
I honor my perfectionism as a call to excellence.
I honor mistakes as hidden intention.
I move with my mistakes and use them as guidance from my soul.
I am free to follow my heart's desires.
I am confident enough to enter the void of creation.
I trust that the medicine wheel will lead me to my greatness.
I reveal the glory of my soul in my creations.
My scars, wounds and shortcomings provide guidance.
Gifts reside in what I think I cannot do.
I consider the use of limitations in creation.
I look at obstacles as messages.
I am excited to create my life.
I create my entire life as a work of art.
My life is my magnum opus.
I live in grace, beauty, abundance and divinity.
I invoke the creative muse within.
I am in conscious contact with the whimsical, delicate, frivolous and unreasonable sides of myself.
I give the parts of myself, which I have denied, expression through my art.
It is safe, fun and enjoyable to create.
My art delights, moves and enriches the lives of others.
My joy brings joy to the world.
I find my creative voice and express it to the world.
I show my true colors to the world.
I am that, I am.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” 
― Amy Carmichael

A Bodhisattva is a being who has endured the path of suffering, has processed their karma and is in full realization of their darma. That is to say, now they are free to do their life's work which entails "going back" and helping others to attain that same freedom. They have transcended the need for death and rebirth because they have come to know themselves and consequently others so well, that there is nothing left to "die" to. In other words, they have come full circle within themselves. The illusion of physical reality has been put in its place and the power of the Higher Self has been fully integrated into the body. For the Bodhisattva, what is occurring on the physical level is very real, but it is not the end of the story.

The Bodhisattva knows that everything is energy, the power of the mind and the purpose of suffering.
Therefore the Bodhisattva's master purpose is to relieve the "needless" suffering of the world. This is done by becoming the embodiment or the "antidote" to a certain type of suffering, which arises as a result of the sufferer being locked into the mindset that physical reality is all there is. The Bodhisattva is well aware of and can work with non-local reality to hold the space for the suffering to move forward. The further along the Bodhisattva gets in grounding their energies into the physical, the more people they can assist to heal.

Opening to the experience of Bodhisattva is a very personal and powerful one on the path to healing, empowerment and enlightenment. You may think it is just for some. But let me assure you that this archetype is dead center on the path to freedom. So I'd like to show some practical ways to encourage and activate the energies of the Bodhisattva into your life.

My healing modality utilizes the power of archetypal energies, Light, color and visualization. One exercise to bring in the power of the Bodhisattva and to further develop and integrate those characteristics into our life is balancing, integrating, and interweaving the energies located at the Sacral Chakra. The sacral chakra holds in it's structure the gateway for us to express our creativity, passion and sexuality by activating our life force in readiness for manifestation. This is more or less where the Kundalini energy coalesces before it takes physical form, as is outpictured by the womb of a woman being the container for the growing human embryo.

There are two master archetypes that are working with us to teach us lessons and in layman's terms "running programs" within our psyche and energy body in the sacral chakra. They are the Martyr and the Emperor/Empress (or another name might be the Hedonist). These two powerful forces are neither good, nor bad in their own right. They just are. And yet, certainly one or the other can take dominance and help us spin our life out of control. The key lies in integrating these energies together. It might seem like an impossible task, considering how they seem to be polar opposites. It is important to understand that what will be created out of the merging of these energies within us, is yet a third thing: The Bodhisattva.

Imagine a venn diagram and you can see how this occurs. (A venn diagram is two circles which are drawn partially overlapping that creates a vertical eye shape where the two circles overlap.) This is exactly how these energies work together. Where we want to stay is in the space of that eye, where the two meet. This is where the Bodhisattva energies become active in our life. Sometimes we are moving into that space without consciousness. The purpose of this teaching is to help you move and stay in that space more often, ultimately operating your entire life from that middle path with full consciousness, focus and will.

The Bodhisattva has been there and done that....you can't play a player. It is very difficult to pull the wool over the eyes of someone who has admitted to the worst in their own self and has faced and continues to face their own fears and darkness. The Bodhisattva holds a great deal of light for this very reason; they are always shining the light of truth upon themselves. This release of their own suffering is what has made room in their aura and in their soul to hold these powerful energies. And it is in this way that they work with the archetype of martyr or the wounded healer. Yet, the wounded healer can be very dysfunctional all on their own. The wounded healer can help a great many people heal, but it is often at a great price and that is that this occurs sometimes through coyote medicine and they themselves are keeping their own woundedness in the dark by covering it with helping others.

The opposing force to the martyr is the emperor/empress or hedonist. The hedonist loves life, enjoys pleasure and makes sure that they are well taken care of, especially on the physical level. As you can imagine, the hedonist is a prime candidate for acting out addictions and aggression, while the martyr is the one who represses and "acts in", meaning most of their transgressions are committed against themselves.

Hopefully you can see how these two archetype could benefit by joining forces. The bottom line is that the martyr, who is willing to die for their cause needs to be balanced by the hedonist, who is willing to live for their cause. It is difficult to give what you do not have or know that you have. Therefore it is imperative in the development of the Bodhisattva that they begin to receive in order to share. This is where the power of the hedonist, put in check by the martyr can allow this new creature to emerge within: The Bodhisattva.

This is the middle way, the middle path and is a vital component to becoming a healthy altruist. These archetypes are very, very powerful. Working with an archetype is like downloading a program that bypasses sensory input. This is working energetically and on a soul level. Even if you don't understand, your soul or your psyche will.

A powerful method to integrate these energies is to do chakra balancing and healing work, concentrating especially at the sacral, root and solar plexis. Envision the color red at your feet up to your groin, now see the color yellow at your navel, allow these two color to merge at the womb area (below the navel) and see the color orange emerge. On your left side envision the martyr - even call to mind someone in real life or from history that you associate with this, and on your right side envision an emperor or empress. See each character in all their regalia. Allow these energies to permeate your mind. Now see them coming together in your womb area, and inside that color orange see them coming together and becoming one being. This is your Bodhisattva. Take this being and allow it to become as large as your physical body. See yourself heart to heart, face to face. Step into this being and allow yourself to feel the immense, wisdom, devotion, compassion and divine love as you mingle your energies.

You have now drawn the divine matrix for the Bodhisattva to emerge in your life. This will open the gates of glory in your life. The irony is that the word glory will take on a whole new meaning. The glory will be for the great work. The glory will be that you understand that you belong to the world and the world belongs to you. There is no separation and so there is no sacrifice. The giving and the receiving are inextricably combined. Abundance will flow and you will create or become a part of a powerful legacy. When the Bodhisattva, this royalty shows up in your life, you will be at a place where your loss of innocence, all you have been through will be coming full circle and your life force will be activated in a way that you can't possibly now imagine. The beauty of it all will be revealed and you will see the undeviating justice at work in the world as you fully claim your personal power for the highest good of us all.

May you walk in beauty. May you walk in peace. May you be overflowing with love and compassion as you create, integrate and embody your art, your work, your masterpiece in this world. They key is to feel like an empress and think like a martyr and you will be guided onto the middle path every time. This is the becoming of the Bodhisattva.

by: Rev. Renee Bledsoe

Sunday Talks
July 03 - Church in Circle: Release of Suffering Ceremony (Ho 'Oponopono)
July 10 - Healing with Archetypes
July 17 - Manifestation & Creativity
July 24 - Making Space: Surrendering to God's Love
July 31 - Letting in the Light

July Affirmations

I allow myself to feel without self-judgment or condemnation.
My life gives me experiences that guide both my inner and outer choices.
As I accept more freedom of choice, I accept responsibility for those choices.
I allow my soul's purpose to lead me to the light
I trust in my owndivinity.
I trust in the divinity of this creation.
I allow higher powers into my life by calling to them.
As I pray and meditate every day, I connect with my Higher Self.
I reflect and contemplate the reality of my Higher Self.
As I connect with my Higher Self, I notice miracles occurring around me.
I say the Ho'Oponopono prayer to help and heal the world.
I love you. I'm sorry, Please forgive me. Thank you.
The suffering of one, is the suffering of all.
I release the need for suffering in my life.
I understand the undeviating justice in my life.
Even as I allow my life to flow, I am guided to take right action.
I am proactive because I am intuitive and empathic.
I take my sensitivity seriously and safeguard myself.
I see how I already have what I need, and need only open my eyes to it.
I see doors and windows where there had only been walls.
I protect my peace by being prepared.
I am open to the unexpected and able to gracefully flow around any obstacles.
I allow others to support and assist me.
I ask for help when I need it, and I need it more than I think I do.
I see my life as a collaborative creation.
I am enough and what I do is enough.
I trust that my gifts, no matter how grand or small help and heal the world.
My love is a gift to the world.
I love myself and do my best to relieve my own suffering.
I speak kindly to myself no matter what.
I am compassionate with myself and others.
I am free of suffering.
May all beings be free from suffering.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Lead With Your Heart
“Men are governed only by serving them; this rule is without exception." - V. Cousin

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
June 05 - Leading With Your Heart: Being in Service
June 12 - Healing the Heart
June 19 - Church in Circle: Sunner Solstice's & Father's Day Celebration
June 26 - The Art & Craft of Receiving Love

I  believe in the power of love.
I believe in the beauty of my dreams.
My dreams are important to me in ways beyond my imagining.
I allow myself time to rest and restore.
I schedule fun and play into my life every day.
When I smile, the whole world is alight with my love.
When I laugh, the angels are celebrating.
The care and feeding of my spirit is just as important as the care I give my body.
I give myself time to visualize, meditate and create.
When I am peaceful and tranquil, I am open to more inspiration.
I am inspired by the Light.
Each morning I lie quietly before arising and allow my higher self to speak to me.
I receive high inspiration from the quiet of my soul.
My soul speaks in silence.
I am a master of the art of doing without doing.
I treat myself as royalty and everyday I wear an invisible crown.
When I am happy, I give off the vibration of happiness and everyone and everything I come in contact with benefits.
I accept my highest good into my life in the manner in which it should unfold.
I rest in the belief that the Universe is supporting my purpose.
I acknowledge any apparent misfortune, but I see only good.
I experience my feelings clearly without attaching emotional baggage from the past.
I am filled with the endless blessings of the creator.
I find creative ways to relax my body and mind.
I breathe my cares away and restore myself with the breath of life.
I am leading with my heart.
I walk the path of love.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

MAY 2016: Humanity As the New Messiah

MAY 2016
Humanity As the New Messiah
“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” ― Ralph Wald

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
May 01 - Humanity As the New Messiah
May 08 - Church in Circle: Mother's Day Celebration
May 15 - Know Thyself and You Will Know the Universe
May 22 - Festival of Humanity: Sacred Feminine, Divine Masculine
May 29 - Divine Identity

I am guided moment by moment through the power of love.
I am moved by the beauty of the soul's expression.
I am guided moment by moment through the power of love.
The perfection of Mother Father God moves through me, guiding and protecting.
I recognize the power of the divine feminine within me.
I see the hidden beauty of the Goddess at work in the world.
The Divine Feminine is love and is the container for love.
I embrace my destiny and create my life in joy.
I see all through the eyes of my Higher Self.
I embrace the desire to receive in order to share.
My wealth is the world's wealth.
My empowerment is key to someone else's success.
I experience the divine in all things.
There is no separation of human and divine.
I remain eternally connected to source energy.
I go to the source for renewal and restoration.
I consciously bring Light into my being.
I meditate and energize my cells with the Light.
I magnetize the highest good into my life.
It is time to release myself from the karmic path of suffering.
I acknowledge the burdens of my ancestors and heal the past, present and future.
I surrender to my soul and to my higher self.
I clear the path for the complete realization of the perfection of my soul.
I have compassion and deep respect for myself and others.
I am filled with grace and gratitude for all creation.
God's love is overflowing within me.
Humanity as a whole is the new Messiah.
I am, because we are.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kai Chi Do Circle

Kai Chi Do, which translates to "Free Spirit Way", is a metaphysical workout that will inspire and energize you. It incorporates martial arts, aerobic yoga, and meditation in motion. First we move through The Depths, which utilizes Qigong postures to remove energetic blockages. Then we move through the 5 Elements connecting deeply to Source, Self, and Others. Kai Chi Do is done in circle to enhance connections and all movement can be modified. Just like the ancient martial arts, Kai Chi Do is also a living philosophy that can inform and enlighten your daily life. Every Kai Chi Do circle is offered up to end the suffering of all beings.

Instructor: Elizabeth Goodman
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday's of the month
Time: 7- 8:30pm
Class fee: $15
Location: Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Ft. Myers, FL 33907

Dress comfortably.

To benefit the People Shine Project
SW Florida Alliance of Holistic Self-Care

Friday, April 1, 2016

APRIL 2016 True Community: From Divergence to Allegiance

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”  - Albert Einstein

True community demands that each of the individuals become their most authentic self. This might require them to be a bit divergent for a time. It will most certainly ask them to heal, forgive and evolve. But when the time comes, a threshold will present itself that asks the individual if they will use their power for the greater good of us all, or only for the self. This is an inner attitude, for the actions may look the same. Therefore True Community can only be achieved through the rigorous self-initiations of inner honesty and integrity through group work, which provides the context and the content for a higher order of spiritual partnership and relationship. Allegience, to be healthy must be earned. It is from this place that a higher order of living is born. it is from this place that masters work together in mastery of love.

The day is here and now that I can die to a cause and remain alive in the cosmic fire of it's brighter light. Allowing it to burn away all that I am not. As I am continuing to die the little deaths, the little ego deaths to stay in the ring and rise triumphant into my immortal nature, not through martyrdom, but because I remain simply and forever embraced in a higher love, not for myself, but for us all. ― Rev. Renee Bledsoe

"Without devotion, action and knowledge are cold and dry and may even become shackles." - Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
April 03 - True Community: From Divergence to Allegiance
April 10 - A Call to Higher Love 
April 17 - Church in Circle - New Earth Day
April 24 - Merging Local & Global Consciousness

I am free to be myself.

I have the courage and strength to claim my free will.
I align my will with the will of my higher self.
I submit to the initiations of my soul.
I magnetize my soul group to realize the highest levels of the mastery of love.
I am accountable to my soul.

I let go of what is no longer serving my soul's journey.
I practice freedom, by tending to my soul.
I tap into the river of my destiny.
I chose this life and I honor that choice.
My body is a vehicle for freedom and the actualization of my dreams.
I honor and respect the needs of my body.
My boundaries and clear communication create a safe space.
I am a force for good to be reckoned with.
I am a part of the eternal will to good.
The will of my mind, my body, and my soul are one with the will of God.
I am free to express from the deepest parts of my being.
I am free to fulfill my destiny.
I chose my destiny before I was born and have everything I need to activate my divine mission.
I free the dragon within and tame it's spirit to serve my higher calling.
I allow the phoenix within me to rise up out of the ashes.
I step into my highest calling.
I remember who and what I am.
I embrace right livelihood.
I am free to love to the depths and heights my soul can reach.

I am allegiant to the higher cause of love.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

MARCH 2016: Of Magic & Miracles

MARCH 2016: Of Magic & Miracles
“One need not worry or fret about any secret magic to begin to unlock her inner soul. It will respond to the one who seeks it.” ― Rumi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
March 06 - Bringing Back the Magic
March 13 - How to Make Miracles
March 20 - Church in Circle - Spring Equinox Blessing
March 27 - Easter Sunday Celebration with Rev. Jacqueline Weiks

I open to the language of my soul.
I am filled with the Light of the creator.
I resource myself with breath and light.
I take care of my body as an extension of my soul.
I use the mirror of my relationships to discover and heal my soul.
I clear and heal myself so that I can stand before others and mirror wholeness.
My wholeness is my perfection.
When I totally accept myself in the moment, I am whole.
Wholeness leads to wellness.
I heal myself and this world through my perfect love.
Love is patient.
I am devoted to the Light.
I am devoted to my soul.
I express my soul's desires.
What I seek is seeking me.
I am a mirror for the Light.
I become transparent to negativity and suffering.
I see the world through the eyes of compassion.
I am a witness to my own wholeness.
All is perfect in this moment.
I am guided moment by moment along the path of liberation.
I am free to choose love.
I raise my vibration with music and positive affirmations.
I live in the magic.
I am a miracle of life.

Shamanic Journey Night

Join us for our monthly Shamanic Journey Night. On the First Friday of each month we will be providing the sacred space for Journey Work, further exploration and journeying, through active imagination and meditation, as well as signs and symbology, and the cosmology or map of the Spirit World.

We use the usual drumming techniques in sacred space to assist anyone to travel on the inner planes. You may journey to solve problems, discover information about healing, receive messages from loved ones (even living), connect more with your own soul and spirit, communicate spiritually with anyone, and for creative inspiration. At the end of the journey we will share our experiences and help you decode the signs and symbols you may have received.

Cost: $15
Every 1st Friday of the month
JourneyMaster: Rev. Renee Bledsoe

The shamanic journey occurs by shifting awareness or consciousness in order to allow part of your soul to travel independent of the body. As you can imagine, for the soul to take flight under the right circumstances (while you are alive) can be a powerful time of freedom for the soul, and is honoring of this greater aspect of your Self that longs to be free to express! You could say that the realization of your ability to journey is what sleep and even death is awakening us to. How powerful to dream while you're awake!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

FEBRUARY 2016: Living Life in Love

FEBRUARY 2016: Living Life in Love
“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.” ― Rumi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
February 07 - Living Life in Love
February 14 - Church in Circle - Happy Valentine's Day!
February 21 - Radical Self-Acceptance, Non Judgment & Non-Violence
February 28 - Selflessness in Love: Not What You Think

Affirmations to Love
I am one with Love.
I am created from love.
My being is infused with the loving energy of my creator.
I stand in the presence of the greatest love in the cosmos.
I embody unconditional love and extend this love to myself.
I am in love with myself.
I am the culmination of love and light.
I love myself, not in spite of my perceived weaknesses,
but because of them.
My love is a light unto the world.
I am a radiant being of light, shining love into the world.
I am passionate about being of service.
I balance the love of self with the love of all.
I am filled and overflowing with gratitude and love for this world.
I am worthy of the highest forms of love.
I am a loving steward of the earth.
I love the world and the world love me.
Love is a verb.
I ask what would love do? in all my relations.
I love all beings, both above and below.
My heart is open and receptive to love.
I love animals and honor the spiritual gifts they bring to me.
I love you so much, that I will set you free.
Imagine a woman in love with herself...
I send love to the earth.
My love is the greatest gift that I have to give to the world.
I am devoted to serving the Light.
I am returning to love.
I receive the love of all that is.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

JANUARY 2016: Collective Soul

“What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
January 03 - Collective Soul: Vulnerability & Intimacy
January 10 - Enter the Light: You Don't Know What You Don't Know
January 17 - The Dance of Yin and Yang
January 24 - Church in Circle - A Chance to Change
January 31 - Coming Golden Age

January 2016: Collective Consciousness

I invoke the Ways of the Peaceful Warrior
I embrace my shadow and honor my inner truth.
I reframe my core beliefs about myself and release my suffering to the light.
I stand in my full power and engage that power to help others.
I relentlessly heal and empower my life.
I align myself with consciously empowered organizations, activities and people.
I am a sacred path teacher and way shower.
I am willing to look at areas of myself that I disown by examining my relationships.
I am willing to see myself as I truly am.
I am willing to see the gifts in my apparent weaknesses.
I claim the power of my gifts, talents and what I am passionate about.
I trust that I have the power to stand tall and to bring something new to the world.
I am willing to fight for the right to be myself.
I trust that the creator gave me these gifts for a reason.
I understand that I am here to change and evolve.
I recognize the light within my own being.
I perform the rituals and self-care that will nurture me and keep me whole.
I trust because I trust in God/Goddess.
If I will expand my aura then I will perceive the higher intelligence of the will of God.
I continue to know myself so that I may bring my will into alignment with the creator.
When the wills are aligned, secrets are revealed, doors unlock and miracles occur.
I am peaceful, because I am filled with peace.
I practice the ways of the Peaceful Warrior.
I am gentle with my own soul, spirit and body.
I am gentle with the spirit of all living things.
This world is a magical place. I allow the universe to do it’s magic.
I am unafraid to speak the truth.
I see my reality through the eyes of love.
I use my gift of insight for the greater good of all.
I walk this world and embrace the mysteries to come.
My guides and guardians are with me whenever I need them.
The truth will set me free.
The choices I have made have all brought me to where I am now.
I am patient with the process of my life.
I understand that endings are also new beginnings.
I embrace new beginnings and new opportunities in my life.
I am ready to step into my true power and embrace my full human potential.
I activate my courage to fulfill my destiny.
I recognize the multi-dimensional levels of my reality.
I bring forth the blueprint for heaven on earth.
I become a living model in all my affairs for the new earth way.
I carry Shamballa in my heart.
I Shapeshift and transmute what is no longer serving.
I Shapeshift into what I am to become.