How Do You Access Higher Wisdom?
Last year about this time, James Bursenos, an astrologer as well as our Akashic colleague, posed that question in this space. If you haven’t read that post, start there now. Now that the planet Mercury is again retrograde – as it is three or four times every year – it’s a good time to ask ourselves yet again.
Mercury in Retrograde Makes Going Within Easier
That’s because when Mercury is retrograde, it holds the space for us to go inward for higher guidance and energies. And between this eclipse season, and the fact that we now have several other planets in retrograde too, Mercury is doing us a big favor, whether we know it or not.
I love how James explains the dynamic of “retrograde,” and how a planet appears to be going backward, but it’s really just slowing down so others can “pass” it:
“Imagine yourself driving in the left lane on the interstate, looking at a car ahead of you in the right lane traveling slower than you. As you approach the car, you both are moving forward and it appears so. As you move past the car it appears to move backward as it recedes in your rearview mirror. Of course, you know that the car is still moving forward, but it appears to move backward. If the car speeds up and begins to approach your car again, it will appear to be moving forward again until it eventually passes you.”
Normally Mercury is the fastest traveling of the planets, and as it speeds along, it carries the energies of each to the others. That’s why it’s known for its ability to enhance communication. That’s also why, in its slower, almost “backward” retrograde phase, it holds the space for us to go inside to get information now even less available from the outside world.
Important Message in These Times
And “going inward,” many of us might argue, is the most important message we could hear and heed right now.
Whether we call it Source Energy, God, the Universe, Great Spirit, the Divine or something else, so many of us have been receiving the this same theme lately – “Look within. Your answer lives there.”
It’s a central, of not the central message of this eclipse season. And its truth is eternal.
You see, our deepest, most important, truest answers are not outside of us. No, they lie within. They lie within that part of us that is eternal.
We All Need Support at Times
Now, do we sometimes need support in learning to clear through all the external chatter to hear and/or know what’s within? Certainly. Not a day goes by when I’m not grateful to Denise and Ed Conmey, and the others who “taught” me how to access my Akashic Records.
And, even when we already “know” how to receive that guidance, do we sometimes need support? Yep, especially on the big questions that evoke a lot of emotion. Of course we do.
Are there many wonderful ways to connect with that guidance? Yes, again. There are at least as many methods as there are souls incarnated on the planet.
So, if we all can reach our higher wisdom ourselves, why have a session in our Akashic Records, an astrological reading, or anything else? Quite simply, the best reason to have a session with someone else is to allow that person to support us in going within.
For when that “reader,” or as we say, Akashic facilitator, brings in the energy and information for us, we have more energy to focus on receiving and integrating. And receiving and integrating is no small task.
Receiving and Integrating Take Energy and Courage
Receiving and integrating take a lot of energy. And often, we need a great deal of courage to receive and integrate. The more challenging the message, the more this is true. It’s all the more reason and wisdom to have someone else bringing in the guidance.
I know I can safely speak for my Akashic colleagues when I say that the gifts we have received when others have read for us are why we so love facilitating for other people. And those of us who teach classes, or more accurately, hold the space for others to step into their abilities, we feel the same way.
Receiving Guidance is Our Birthright
We also know that receiving the guidance from our Higher Selves and our guides is a birthright. The more we do it, the better we become, and most importantly, the better our lives become.
And because it’s a birthright, we all can do it. You see, the Good Witch Glinda in the “Wizard of Oz” has it right, “You’ve always had the power.”
And just like Dorothy, sometimes we need some support, either to connect to our abilities, or to hold space for us for around the bigger questions.
Read Portals to Higher Wisdom by James Bursenos if you haven’t already.