The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time!


The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time! (haga clic aquí para español).

Do you know that chocolate is actually medicine?

How cool is that?

It is one of the most powerful, gentle facilitators, teachers and guides on the planet – and it is delicious too!  

The Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used Chocolate for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. In its purest form (unlike much of the chocolate available in the mainstream), it is a powerful assistant for ‘inner work’, creative guidance and so much more.

Read on to discover how this delicious superfood can help you!

The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time – And Connecting with ‘The Spirit of Cacao’…

13. HEART OPENER

Chocolate opens the heart and allows for a deeper, authentic love based connection with yourself, others, the world and all of life.

12. SHAMANIC JOURNEYING

It promotes powerful journeying and connection with your spiritual wisdom.

11. THERAPY – SOVEREIGN (RATHER THAN CODEPENDENT)

Helps to bring awareness to anything that has been preventing you from creating the life you love.

It aids in the recognition, and release of repetitive patterns

You will become aware of any beliefs and blocks which could prevent you from creating the life you love.

10. CONNECTION WITH HIGHER SELF

Stronger connection with the higher self (intuition, soul, God, Goddess etc.).

This leads to an enhanced connection with your own power and truth; your divinity.

Chocolate is a powerful facilitator allowing you to delve into your pain.

“You gotta feel it to heal it.”  

Once you FEEL your pain (sadness, anger, grief etc. etc.), you won’t keep manifesting situations to feel these feelings.

You will live a freer, happier life, without constantly being triggered.

When you release these emotions, it allows more light, love and magic into your life.

This is ‘Heaven on Earth’.

9. EFFECTIVE MEDITATION

Powerful, otherworldly and deep meditation, enabling you to connect with your spiritual nature, accessing the wisdom within.

Meditation is much easier and more beneficial; silencing the mind becomes easy – hence the space for healing occurs.

‘The healing occurs in the stillness.’

It calms the left brain chatter, and allows us to delve more into that ‘no mind’ space of bliss.

8. ‘GET’ ANY LEARNINGS IN YOUR ENTIRE BEING… NOT JUST YOUR HEAD

Profound embodiment of new learnings. This allows you to feel in your body what you know in your head. The teachings you might already be aware of are ‘understood‘, you suddenly ‘get‘ them on a deeper level.

For instance, the teaching that we are all love, and love is all there is. 

You might logically know this, and want to believe it and live it, but you wonder HOW to embody it?  

Is it true?

Chocolate aids the pathway to living and FEELING this love, this bliss, the state of being which IS FLOW, ONENESS and LOVE…..

Indigenous Costa Rican Shaman

Indigenous Costa Rican Shaman

7. A JOURNEY TO ONENESS LOVE ENLIGHTENMENT

Feelings of oneness, enlightenment and ecstasy.

This results in more love in your life, leading to more effective manifestation and a more powerful, familiar connection with your magnificence and spiritual capacities.

When you access this state; bliss, love, the vortex, the ‘zone’, flow, whatever you want to call it, you can manifest what you love.

You also enter into the state where what you love, comes to you!

Your lover, clients, abundance, vibrant health – you name it.

6. MALE FEMALE ENERGY BALANCE WITHIN

More enhanced, balanced, connected male & female energy.

Male and female energies are within everyone.

When these energies are in balance, you live a harmonious life magnetising all you love TO you.

This integration also leads to enhanced effectiveness as the divine creator and super manifesting machine that you are, in essence. 

The balance of male and female energies allows you to receive inspiration (feminine energy) AND act on it (masculine energy).

Chocolate is the ONLY food which

Connects your left brain & your right brain!!!

5. ENHANCED CREATIVITY

Access to the ‘one mind’ or unity consciousness allowing the connection with creative ideas.

You enter a zone where you are receiving ‘aha’ moments, inspiration, ideas. With the enhanced male/female balance, these are made manifest….

4. IMPROVED YOGA, CHI KUNG AND SIMILAR PRACTICES

More effective, deeper, profound, easier yoga and chi kung practice.  

Your practice improves on every level; physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.

This is probably the case with other practices too (aikido, kick boxing etc.) but I have yet to try other – so let me know!

3. CONNECTION TO HIGHER DIMENSIONS

A deeper, stronger connection with ‘the light’, the new, higher dimensions, raising your vibration.

Under a Cacao tree with one of my Cacao suppliers in Costa Rica

Posing with a Chocolate Tree and friend in Costa Rica

2. CAREER GUIDANCE – CROSSROADS CLARITY

More clarity, ideas and connection with your life purpose.

Clarity on your talents, skills and how you are here to serve – you easily connect with your creative abilities; writing, painting, dancing, music or whatever floats your boat really. 

Flow is the one thing that those who are successful in business experience. Whether ‘spiritual’ or not. From this state creation, and abundance…. FLOWS!

1. FUN – The Reason We Are Here!

Chocolate is a gentle, powerful feminine force. It is the force for the new world. In fact ‘power’ is a better word than ‘force’. 

By surrendering to the essence and energy of Chocolate, you can step into the higher dimensions. It facilitates a deep Shamanic experience of ‘being in the world but not of it’ or ‘having a foot in both worlds’.

You become the Ascended Master on earth… bringing Heaven TO Earth. It shows you how you can shift your perception so life can be fun.

That is what we are here for, to have fun!

This was the learning I got when I lived in Hawaii and I swam with the wild dolphins almost every day. They kept telling me (telepathically), FUN FUN FUN. However, it took me about 5 years to master the teaching… in fact I’m still getting my head around it.

We’re here to have fun, if it’s not fun, don’t do it, or MAKE IT FUN!

Is Chocolate A Drug?

Well, if you think that tobacco, coffee and alcohol are drugs, then I guess so.

Chocolate wasn’t popular as a psychoactive in the 60’s because it’s not actually psychedelic (although many experience visions and powerful journeys in my ceremonies).

It is is gaining a lot of popularity now, because of all the shifts on the planet and people recognise its power.

We have come to a tipping point. As chocolate connects you with your heart, it also connects you with something bigger…. God, the Universe, Spirit, your higher self… whatever you want to call it.

It’s the magical space you enter when you appreciate a phenomenal sunset… before the mind chips in and goes; 

‘Oooheee – look, she’s having one of ‘those’ experiences!’ Lol..

Do you know what I mean?  

Anyway, I digress, I discovered this magic a few years ago on a trip round the world and it totally changed my life. Below, I share my journey and 13 Spiritual benefits of using chocolate for ceremonial and spiritual purposes.

Most of the chocolate available in the marketplace is full of sugar and additives. The beans are often hybridised, or low quality, so it doesn’t have a powerful effect. The chocolate that I work with facilitates a deeper journey, and intense feelings of BLISS. 

Postscript…

Messages From The Dolphins (the most intelligent of mammals).

The messages that the dolphins deliver, and the basis of Hawaiian Shamanism… It’s all about FUN, LOVE, BREATHING (consciously) and CONNECTION 🙂  I spent many months swimming with wild dolphins in Hawaii, they communicated with me daily, and eventually we had a very sovereign relationship (once I stopped depending on them for healing lol). They continually reminded me:

BREATHE … HAVE FUN … LOVE … CONNECT … FLOW!

The importance of these messages has been communicated to me recently in my own work and through witnessing what others gain in ceremonies and one to one sessions. It facilitates the clearing of deep psychological, emotional, and spiritual blocks. It allows one to get to the root of any emotion or even any physical ailment, to discover why they have it and in turn feeling the emotion related to it; subsequently healing the original dis-ease and releasing it.

Why 13?

The number thirteen is a powerful number; the number of the Goddess. During the patriarchy, we were led to believe that 13 is unlucky as it is the number attributed to the power – the gentle power of the feminine.  

When the patriarchy came to the fore, it was ruled as ‘unlucky’ because they wanted us to fear the power of the Goddess and women in general. It represents the new world of love and peace which is being created right now.

Back Story – How I discovered the magical, spiritual, medicinal qualities of chocolate!

I arrived in Guatemala at 11.11 on 11/11/12 feeling VERY curious, and a little afraid.

It was very synchronistic that I landed at those times, the flight was delayed and as I flew in, I was greeted not only by these (very significant) numbers but also by 4/5 bolts of lightning – at eye level!

This was a sure sign that this was probably not going to be an ordinary adventure!!  

The numbers have many meanings (click here to check them out).

My visit was also timed with the important dates which would occur the month after (12/12/12 and 21/12/12), the dates famed as being the end of the Mayan calendar, time as we know it, and a 26,00 year cycle. This was much celebrated and talked about worldwide, with some even thinking the world would end on 21 December 2012!  What resonated for me, was that it would be the end of the world … as we know it, and the beginning of a new one. The world of LOVE…

After arriving in Guatemala and spending some time in Antigua, a really beautiful city, and World Heritage centre, intuition, and a very dear friend guided me to buy a ticket to Lake Atitlan. I did so, and travelled the very next day. I arrived in San Marcos, a haven of healing portals in the Highlands of Guatemala. I still felt the fear. I had no idea why I was there and as I acknowledged my fear, and total submersion into the unknown, it was soon transmuted after I asked my favourite question; ‘What would I love?’  I actually can’t remember my answer, but I have a few ideas. Anyway, soon after (minutes), I met a wonderful lady who told me about ‘The Chocolate Shaman’ and his ceremonies. That was day one in San Marcos, day two I attended my first ceremony!

I had no idea about the magical properties of chocolate and that the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used it for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. People from all over the world gathered in circle, to drink cacao, and drop from their head to their heart. They experienced healing, while having fun and journeyed deep within to a place where all their answers lay.

The Chocolate Shaman initially connected with the Spirit of Cacao nearly 10 years ago. She told him that Cacao would be ‘The Food for the Shift’. This started his journey of discovery, and ended up with him using Chocolate in its purest form as a medicine, to open others hearts, and return people to their innate power & magnificence.

I spent some months going to Ceremonies and learning about chocolate and surrendering to the ‘stuff” that I needed to let go of. It was totally life-transforming for me, and the path that I ‘thought’ I was going to take from then on, totally changed. I chose to add Sacred Chocolate to my Shaman’s Toolbag and hold ceremonies – well actually it was all totally intuitively guided. I invited a friend to come to my first one – and I loved it. From then on, people asked me to hold them, they got the people to come, they got the venues, all I needed to do was turn up! Now THAT is flow!

The Spirit of Cacao spoke to me – gently, yet powerfully and showed me this was my true path. In fact when I did a Shamanic Journey before I went to Guatemala, I had a vision of myself running what seemed to be Ayahuasca ceremonies – and I was a little surprised. As much as I respect Aya, and I have attended ceremonies it did not resonate as my path. Of course, it wasn’t long before I realised the similarities in a Cacao Ceremony and an Ayahuasca Ceremony. You sit in circle, drink an elixir and have a powerful, (fun with Chocolate), profound experience. The difference being that chocolate will show you the door, it will not push you through. Intention is the key … 

I was honoured to have been invited by The Spirit of Cacao to share her magic – her gentle, yet powerful guiding ways all over the planet. Since then, I have continued to build a strong connection with The Spirit of Cacao as the powerful teacher, facilitator and guide that she is.

“Chocolate; The Food For The Shift!”

My experiences since then confirm that Chocolate truly IS the food for the shift.

I have seen so many transformations, and people discovering their purpose, joy, confidence and walking the path their soul called them to take. In my ceremonies I use my Healing, Intuitive Coaching & Shamanic tools from a 16 year professional adventure into the unknown, raising the mists of my own beliefs and assumptions and becoming more of who I was born to be. I’ve been creating more and more of the life I love. Through that, I’ve been guiding others so that they not only create a life THEY love, but also go on to teach others to do so too. Sharing the magical secrets of alchemy and the elixirs of life worldwide!

“We must be the change we wish to see.”

Mahatma Gandhi

The use of Chocolate has taken my work and the results in others lives to another level. It creates a beautiful cauldron of love, allowing what needs to be released to transmute – thus allowing more room for extra doses of light, love and magic.

During Chocolate Ceremonies, people connect with deep feelings of bliss, love and joy – their FLOW!

They sometimes journey through a variety of emotions which are stuck – these may have caused illness, repetitive patterns, conflict, confusion, lack of abundance, love and basic lack of joy and fulfilment in their lives. They gain deep realisations about their purpose, the meaning of life and the direction their soul is calling them to take.

There’s often wondrous ‘aha’ moments on why certain things have been a perceived ‘problem’ and how, in fact, now they can see that it’s their greatest gift. With this knowledge, the journey forward is more empowered without the old ‘story’ but with a renewed awareness of the gifts they’ve been granted, even through the story! This fresh start empowers them to step into their power in a way they’ve never before experienced (often with them using Chocolate in their work).

The planet is changing, WE are changing and there’s a need for a great number of teachers to become guides for the rest of the planet. There are a lot of pain bodies to be soothed and transmuted, and I’m working with the next wave of teachers. As Eckhart Tolle said, dealing with the pain body is one of the most important, and much needed jobs of the current years.

Chocolate The Superfood

Apart from the fact that Chocolate is a magical medicine, it also has a lot of positive health benefits. It is a superfood, it’s delicious and it’s also an aphrodisiac!

Since my discovery about the magical uses for Chocolate I journeyed to Hawaii & Canada where I held Ceremony, but I also journeyed to Costa Rica and I met tribes who still use Chocolate for these purposes. They also use it for initiations for new born babies, teenagers and pregnant women.

The Spirit of Cacao was one of the most revered of the ancient Mayan Deities. They called Cacao ‘The water that runs through the heart’. Chocolate is a Sacred, Medicinal, Psychoactive, Plant and Theobroma or cacao actually means “Food of the Gods”.

I hope you enjoyed this piece.

Mucho aloha!

Gerri x

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

 

The Law of Attraction… And Then What?


[Update… December 27, 2014, see bottom of post for a GREAT YouTube piece Celebrities talk “The Law of Attraction]

 

As I slowly, gleefully sip a ceremonial does of cacao, with tingles all over my body from a powerful download of wisdom and guidance, I share some magic with you.

Life is good. Life is good, because of the learnings.  Those learnings that continually come from some really, really painful, tough times and clearing my ‘stuff’; i.e my negative emotions and beliefs.

We’re all on an interesting journey as we come into our power and connect with our divinity (blog on what “A Woman in Our Power” is click here).  As we experience tough times, it’s sooo important to keep that in mind – that we are Divine Magnificent Beings, or spiritual beings having a human experience.

Anyway, I digress; I’m writing about the Law of Attraction right?  What’s the LoA got to do with tough times?  Well, when we move through our tough times, we get light infusions (light = wisdom), so as we learn, and grow, we become lighter.  We attract more of what we love.  We do this by simply FEELING the emotions, whatever they might be.  That clears them, leaving us to manifest what we love.

There’s often a lot of fear around actually being real and feeling our stuff; fear, pain, anger and other emotions.

Sunset, Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Sunset, Kailua Kona, Hawaii

The Law of Attraction made big news nearly ten years ago when the movie ‘The Secret’ was launched.  I remember watching it and jumping & dancing around my home celebrating at the message it conveyed.  My partner had been telling me about all this magic for years; how your thoughts and words create your reality.  I must admit, there was a part of me that doubted him, could it really be that simple, and how does it work?  I wondered.

When I watched the film I truly celebrated – I was SO happy it was true and this information was now in the mainstream.

As great as ‘The Secret’ was though, it also brought up a lot of confusion, doubt and fear.  Many people thought that you had to feel amazing all the time.  They thought that if you felt any negative emotions, you would attract negativity.

This is not true.  It’s SO important to bear this in mind as we create the new paradigm.  We MUST feel our feelings to clear them.  Alchemise them.  Otherwise they’re lurking around under the surface in your subconscious creating again, what you don’t love.

Your Magnificence comes from those feelings, as does enlightenment.  There’s no quick route to a blissful life, it’s the journey and it’s through continually allowing yourself to feel your feelings that you get to bliss.  I don’t suggest you wallow in them, just be real and allow yourself to feel them.  Neither do I recommend drowning them with things like alcohol, drugs, smoking and busy-ness, but just start being conscious of them, allow.

As Joseph Campbell says;

‘Pain is inherent,

Suffering is optional.’

There’s SUCH peace underneath those feelings if you simply allow yourself to sit with them, and I can’t speak highly enough of the Attitude of Gratitude….

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,

And creates a vision for tomorrow.”  Melody Beattie

If you look at my blog Beliefs & The Power of The Subconscious Mind you’ll see that it’s the subconscious that creates our reality.  So if our negative emotions are tucked away there, if we’re ignoring them, or we’re afraid to simply FEEL them, we create more situations where we HAVE to feel them.  For instance the same relationship patterns with partners, bosses, etc. etc.  That’s why those that push our buttons are our best teachers.

As one of my Shamanic teacher used to say; ‘There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself’.  When we fear something, we’re giving our power away, we give power to whatever we fear… therefore that’s what we manifest (see below for many celebrities’ view on this.)  When we shift the fear, we have all that power we’ve been channelling (subconsciously) into the fear, we take the hand of fear, and walk with it… shifting the power towards what we love, walking the path our soul is calling us to take… in love.

We’re all Masters of the Law of Attraction, because we’re constantly creating.

Are you creating what you love OR what you don’t love?  Look at your life now for instant feedback.  It’s a reflection of your past thoughts.  We’re all manifesting things we DON’T want as well as those we DO want.

When you clear your negative emotions, you have room for the juicy high vibrations to create what you DO love.


It takes high pressure and temperature to create a diamond

The Law of Clarity

When you’re clear of the negative emotions (anger, frustration, grief, sadness etc.) that recreate unwanted situations and patterns in your life, you’re a clear vessel.  You vibrate with feelings of joy, love, happiness, peace and THEN you create that magic in your life, attracting what you love.

Use gratitude for where you are now and what you have; this is the bridge to even more magical outcomes. Let me know how you get on with The Law of Clarity and please feel free to share this post.

I love you!

For information on a FREE consultation and how it will put you on the path of your soul, of clarity, and attracting what you love click here.

 

Update!!!!!!

December 27, 2014 – Watch this 8 min YouTube video Celebrities Talk ‘The Law of Attraction” click here

With Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon & Jim Carrey

 

They seem to be talking about ‘The Law of Clarity’.. Enjoy creating lovelies, and feel free to share this blog on your social networks and with friends.  Aloha x

 

 

The Power of Choice


 

Dear Beautiful,
Remember your power!

In any moment, in any situation, you have the power of choice.

Not always easy, but it is a simple choice

Not always easy, but it is a simple choice

Choose who you spend time with.

Choose how you feel.

Choose your dreams.

Choose your state of being.

Choose what action to take.

Choose how you interpret anything.

Choose whether, or how you react to someone or a situation.

Choose LOVE!
The more you choose to be in love, the more you are being the change you wish to see in the world.
This DOES mean speaking your truth, and being courageous enough to be real with others.

In fact, it’s all about being real; from the motivation of love, rather than fear.

Good luck & I love you!

 

Gerri

 

From The Heart


Aloha lovely,

I’m so very excited because this is…

The first day of the life I choose…

It’s also the first day I’m using the tools from a wonderful course called ‘Blogging from the Heart’ with Susannah Conway.  I LOVE writing, but I have a juicy little inner critic who always asks me ‘is this the way it’s meant to be done?’  About my inner gremlin; after spending most of my life not conscious of it, then conscious, then berating it, now I love it, we’re friends and I love its little tricks 🙂    As I’ve become conscious of it, I’ve taken the power out of its negativity.  I LOVE blogging because there’s actually no ‘right way’ to do it.  We’re all unique, and blogging gives us a chance to shine and share our ways; there is no right or wrong.

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I was drawn to this course because I know that when I speak from the heart it’s truthful communication sometimes with joy, sadness, passion and raw vulnerablity.  At least now, it’s becoming clear to me that that’s my current focus.

So what would I like to share today?

I’d like to offer a gentle stroke of your forehead.  Y’know, we’re experiencing a time on this planet like never before.  Everything is shifting and changing.  What isn’t of light, beauty and love is coming up to be released.

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Ferns moving towards the light, Volcano Village, Hawai’i

Please be gentle with yourself dear soul, and remember the journey we’re on is like a spiral.

Old patterns WILL come up, but like the spiral of a fern unfurling its fronds towards the light, the spiral gets less and less until all of the fern is in the light.  When you’re in a dark place, know that it’s all part of the process of showing your beauty to the sun and welcome it in.  Darkness doesn’t exist in the sunshine, so shine, baby shine!

I love you Divine Wonder Full Being 😉

Love, light & magic,

Gerri (Geraldine) McMahon

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Beliefs & The Power of the Subconscious Mind


Like fertile soil, the subconscious takes everything in; it doesn’t discriminate in terms of what’s good or bad; everything goes in! I’ve always been intrigued by the power and capacity of the subconscious.  It takes in 20 million bits of information every second, whereas the conscious mind can only process 40 bits of information a second.  The subconscious can process 500 thousand times more than the conscious mind!

Conscious mind vs Subconscious mind

Conscious Mind vs Subconscious Mind

It would drive you crazy if everything was consciously experienced.  What I find fascinating is that one of the filters consists of your beliefs and assumptions.  Being aware of our beliefs is really important because they colour our world.  If we’re subconsciously focused on a negative belief like ‘I’m powerless’, or ‘I’m not good enough’, that’s what we expect and that’s what shows up in our world because focus creates reality.  Because the subconscious remembers everything; hypnotists and shamanic pracitioners can access it to clear deep problems, blocks, patterns and addictions.  The root of every problem is held there; all of your memories; even down to the colour of the curtains in your bedroom when you were 2 years old (which hopefully wasn’t too much of a problem) is stored therein! 🙂  

Plant seeds of love

I’d like to share an example of a client, I have her permission, but let’s call her Rebecca anyway.  She wanted to get to the root of her lack of success in relationships and the deep pain she constantly felt when she got close to someone.  During a ‘Soul Discovery’ process we remembered an incident when she was 3 and she witnessed her mother and father having an argument after which her father left the house.  She ‘made up’ that the row was directly related to her (when we’re children we believe the entire world revolves around us and everything relates to us).  She believed that her father had rejected and abandoned her which resulted in her having the belief of being unworthy and unlovable; her assumption was that she’d be abandoned and rejected by the masculine.

Consequently, this is what happened over and over in her life.  Either she’d attract men who would reject and abandon her, she’d believe so much that it was going to happen that in the end it did, or even when it wasn’t happening she believed that she was being abandoned and rejected.  This had happened over and over again with men in her life.  You see this is actually a gift, because those we love WILL push our buttons so we grow and learn and release the memory.  This is especially the case with relationships which are forming now; the ‘new paradigm’ relationships.

We can’t create have a sovereign relationship with our old baggage and old world ways of being.  This doesn’t mean we have to be perfect, but the old destructive patterns of control, blame, manipulation etc. are being gently (and sometimes not so gently lol) washed away.  We’re been given the opportunity to see that whatever is showing up in our reality has to do with US and no one else.

So during this very powerful, deep process we explored this incident from the perspective of her higher self (her soul or the spiritual aspect of her).  She realised that the argument between her parents was nothing to do with her. It was a random disagreement and her father had actually just left the house for a few hours to prevent the row from escalating.  This gave her mother time to get out of her ‘pain body’ (to use an Eckhart Tolle phrase) and calm down.  What dawned on Rebecca was that her mother and father  loved each other deeply, but they weren’t very good at feeling it and expressing it.  It was almost as if arguing was their unconscious way of ‘trying’ to connect and get love from the other.  This pattern is showing up a lot in my sessions over the last few years, our parents inability to express love which leads to all sorts of chaos.

Rebecca had had an awareness of her beliefs and patterns before this session, but seeing it from the higher perspective allowed her to feel deep sadness at having held onto the belief for so long, this was then transmuted into love.  With that awareness she was able to really feel it on the physical level.  She could literally feel, in her body how she had continually created feelings of rejection and abandonment.  Before she’d just been aware of it in her head, but she got it on a deep, cellular level.  Once she had this realization, it stopped the pattern, because it was all made up.  She could also see how it was all divinely planned so she could learn this lesson.  Rebecca is now in a wonderful, sovereign relationship with the man of her dreams and coaches others.  This man may at some point abandon or reject her (before even if her partner went away for a day she’d feel deep pain, rejection & abandonment), but now, she doesn’t have the same buttons, so she won’t react and subsequently feel the pain she felt before.

“Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.”  Adrienne Rich

“Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.” Adrienne Rich

I think I know my pattern, now what? 

Having an awareness of your beliefs and assumptions is really important because that allows you to take the power out of them.  We attract our reality depending on what we’re making up. I don’t recommend trying to change your beliefs.  When we try to change our beliefs, the focus is still on them.  For instance, someone with an ‘I’m not good enough’ belief might be a perpetual student, or a high flyer to try and prove that they ARE good enough.  By trying to change that belief, the focus is still on the belief so they try and try, and still they feel ‘not good enough’.  It’s like the flowerbed, we’re still focusing on the weeds and giving them energy.

Where’s The Power?

If you use the example of shareholders in a company, if you’ve got 51% of the shares, you’ve got power in the company.  The same with our focus, if 51% (or more) of your focus is on a belief, then that’s got the power and you manifest the belief, rather than what you love.

I used to use affirmations for years but the more I said “I love and approve of myself” or words to that effect I was actually still focusing on being unworthy and of not loving myself so I’d end up totally depressed! You don’t see Richard Branson or the like saying ‘Each and every day I’m getting better and better’, he just does!  I’d also like to add here that Richard’s favourite pastime is daydreaming, he doesn’t just dream though, he takes action on his dreams (rather than on his beliefs).  His power and focus are not on his beliefs.

This is the key… it’s what you take ACTION on that creates your reality, if you take action after your thoughts of ‘I’m not worthy’ then that’s what you manifest………

The Key Is….. CREATE!

Focus your attention on a higher vibration and CREATE, CREATE, CREATE what you love!  Focus on your life purpose.  When you’re doing what you love, this automatically results in making a difference in the world.  Whether you’re an artist, a teacher, a therapist or whatever, when you’re doing what you love, you’re focusing on a higher structure, you’re creating and your focus is on your heart; your treasure.  Rather than seeking outside of you like the character in ‘The Alchemist’ you realise that your treasure is within.

CREATE

CREATE!

Even More Magic

Something magical happens when you’re not trying to change your belief and you’re focussing on creating what you love, fulfilling your life purpose.  You realise you ARE powerful, you are capable; lovable and worthy of everything you love.  Whatever your belief was, you realise it’s absolute codswollop, it’s sooo not true! It takes will to focus on what you would love, the higher and lower vibrations are always competing but the highest vibration will always win.  When you’re in service to a higher purpose, the higher wins. It takes will to stay focussed on what you’d love, rather than your beliefs.  It’s like going to the gym, you don’t go once and think that’s it for the rest of your life, it’s like a muscle, it takes practice and exercising it over and over again.

I love you, you delicious, worthy wonderful human being 😉

 

Spring New Moon Eclipse Season….


How many times have I said this recently ‘these are very powerful times’….

Spiritual Ibiza moments on Costa Rican beach :)

Spiritual Ibiza moments on Costa Rican beach 🙂

It seems like everyone around me seems to be shifting something or other; whether on a physical or emotional level.  I remember a Shamanic teacher telling me years ago when I was a little more cynical than I am now, that everything that manifests on the physical has an emotional reason behind it.  I believe this wholeheartedly now!  This is why it’s such an important time to be gentle with ourselves.  If you feel like resting, or you’re meant to be doing something and it simply doesn’t resonate, don’t do it!  Follow your heart is the most important thing to do at the moment (as always)!

The Power of Now

The Power of Now

Often it’s not the area that usually creates challenges that’s coming up now, it’s a completely new area.  It’s like we’ve got a testing portal for the next few days to use the magic tools we know work on whatever we’re dealing with.

What are the tools that work?

Well, its different for everyone but what’s always worked for me and what seems to be working for clients and friends are:

* Meditation

* Embracing whatever we perceive as our ‘negative’ stuff

* Exercise

* Stop needing to know i.e. SURRENDER (meditation helps with this)

* Let go, allow the bigger vision to unfold

* Sleep when needed

* Have faith in your vision (and expand on it)!

* Have FUN!

Time in nature... sooo needed right now

Time in nature… sooo needed right now

What’s apparent is that the decks are being cleared so that there’s room for the life we haven’t even dreamt of to manifest.  Often we’re so stuck on how we THINK things should unfold that we get in the way of the bigger dream.  This is apparent more now than ever as the dimension we’ve been operating in shifts.  This new dimension we’re moving into is to do with our hearts, love and how we perceive things.  It’s like we’re all going through a big detox, letting go of old beliefs, ways of operating and stuff that doesn’t bring us happiness!
What I’m seeing when I give readings is that whatever is/has been causing people concern, worries pain etc. has been perfectly orchestrated so that they learn lessons.  Then they can feel a new level of humanness, humility, self love and joy.  Sometimes this is just a glimpse or a little window of a vision into their new life.  This gives way to the birth a new, brighter, clearer, new world which is beyond anything we have even dreamt of.

Unless the previous pain worry strife or whatever had occurred it wouldn’t have allowed them to lay the foundations for what is now being created.

As we’ve been shifting over the past few years EVERYONE has been saying there’s a divine plan in action, I’ve heard this so many times.  Of course this could have been my perception but I’ve always heard a level of hope, a tiny amount of concern but a large amount of grounded hearty excitement when people have said this.

This is what we need to hold onto as we proceed to creating more and more of our new world of love; grounded hearty excitement because I now know for sure that there IS a divine plan unfolding.  I am certain of this, co created by us the Divine Creative Beings that we are.

That’s why it’s sooo important to do the things that nourish your soul.  After all, it’s our soul which is leading the way!

Bliss Be With You 😉

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AFTERWORD TO READERS: What are your questions about the new world paradigm, health, well being and doing work you love?

Please let me know in the comments section below.  Please let me know what you’d love me to write about.  I’d also love to know what works for you as you create the life you love.
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Love, gratitude, magic & love,

Gerri (Geraldine) McMahon

Live A Fabulous Life – NOW!


Greetings from paradise!  My American visa time ran out, luckily synchronized with a fascination with island fever, which I duly caught.  I bid farewell to Hawaii, and as I climbed the steps of the plane a phoenix appeared (literally) on every step to bid me farewell.  I have no idea what the words ‘Phoenix’ on the steps of the plane were all about, but it was POWERFUL and much needed symbolism for me as I left the island of the fire Goddess Pele… walking up to another rebirth.

Next step Costa Rica – the only place on the planet, that my intuition gave me the thumbs up for my next adventure (thank you sis star M for tuning in with me sooo beautifully & accurately)!  I allow my intuition to guide me every step of the way in my life, but when it comes to a big decision like this, when I have nooo idea what country is calling me next on this adventure, I tune in with my coach or a friend who has done the same intuitive training as me.  Again, it was brilliant guidance…   

Shaman preparing Chocolate drink for ceremony. Photo taken in the Gold Museum, San Jose. Cacao was one of the most valuable currencies to the ancient Aztecs.

Shaman preparing Chocolate drink for ceremony. Photo taken in the Gold Museum, San Jose. Cacao was one of the most valuable currencies to the ancient Aztecs.

 

My ego has been having a field day because it wanted to know the whys, hows and whereabouts of my plans (of which there were none).  Since I arrived in Costa Rica my intuition has been laying trails of ‘synchromagic’ which is resulting in a really beautiful time.

I was intuitively guided to Guatemala last year, followed by LA and then Hawaii and I had a spectacular time in all those places.

I’ve been learning lots about magical Cacao.  I’ve been visiting local farms and museums, learning about the production of Cacao and its importance on many levels going back several generations.  I’ve made new friends, met up with old friends (who I didn’t even know were in Costa Rica) and I even have a vague idea of my future plans.

My mind (ego) still tries to find things to get its teeth into and worry about and at times I still find myself thinking that maybe my new location isn’t conducive to a smooth-running, successful business… of course, that’s codswollop, as my current reality shows me. 🙂  Always check into your current reality, it is perfect feedback of your focus!  Luckily for me, I keep attracting new wonderful clients, and business partners.

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“The size of our imagination is the only thing which can limit us… dream BIG!” Gerri McMahon

 

You Gotta Love Your Shadow

I’ve also come to a point where I’m integrating a few months of intense growth (thanks to my wonderful sis star pointing this out); if not a lifetime’s worth (lol)!  I feel like SUCH a changed lady.

In my most recent blog I shared how repeated patterns had been coming up and I’d been experiencing really deep pain.  This pain has come up in all my close relationships with men I’ve had deep heart connections with.  With the use of Cacao I was able to shine the light on my shadow, become aware of my patterns and lack of self love which allowed me to let in sooo much more light and love as I release the shadow, darkness, density or whatever you’d like to call it.  It’s also allowed me to love myself even more.

The shadow is not something to be afraid of, it’s simply the part of us we’re unaware of, what we haven’t seen, what we haven’t shone the light on.  Until we DO shine the light on it it will cause us pain & grief in our lives.

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Worrying is a waste of our imagination, if you’d like to create a new world of love, YOUR new life of bliss, IMAGINE it!

I feel so grateful as I bask in the afterglow of my most recent spiral of learning.  

Not only did I learn LOADS which I’m sharing with others, but I don’t feel like I’ve EVER been so much in love with myself…  This is attracting some very juicy life experiences.  I keep saying this, but when we clear our internal world, our external world shifts to meet that.  It’s NEVER about the other person or external circumstances.  Gandhi knew the importance of this, he said; “We must be the change we wish to see in the world”.  

What I’ve found recently from this experience and working with clients is that, underneath it all it’s our inner child that needs love and attention.  We can do this by imagining him/her, letting an age come automatically, embracing the little one and checking in and chatting with them.  I do feel that our ego is simply our little inner child who needs love and attention. 

Our negative beliefs can create a reality we don’t love.  When I work with clients this is something we focus on.  It’s really important to be aware of our beliefs as they can create a reality which doesn’t serve us.  When I bring clients to a realization about their beliefs, I feel like a midwife taking them through the birth canal to rebirth.  Even though it only takes a few moments, it can be an intense process, but powerful when we see how a belief like ‘I’m not worthy of love’ can create that.  It’s not encouraged to look at this stuff, especially in some ‘new agey’ circles.  We’re told that we’ve got to stay on a high vibration and not think negatively.  I strongly disagree with this because ‘attention goes where energy flows’, so even if we’re desperately trying to ignore our negative thoughts and our ‘stuff’, where’s the energy?  It’s still subconsciously focused on what we’re avoiding!  So, by facing up to it, by SEEING, with awareness what’s going on, we free up that energy.  Then we can focus on what we’d love to create and create that!  Otherwise, with the focus on the belief that shows up!

As we’re creating the new world, we are in a portal where we have the opportunity to clear our ‘stuff’.  In fact it’s imperative we do so as we’re moving into a time of powerful manifestation; a new world of light and love.  We need to clear our beliefs and patterns so that we CAN manifest what we love.

This is what I LOVE about my current adventure, no sooner do I have a (light) thought about something I wish for and it manifests!  It’s actually comedy, I do feel like I’m living a life totally created by me and that thank goodness all the work I’ve done on myself is paying off.  I decided to treat my life like an adventure a few years ago and see if this s**t works… (the ‘Soul Discovery’ modalities I teach).  I’m glad to say it does, and very beautifully too!

I love you!

Happy Soul Discovering!

 

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Love or Fear?


It’s a new moon in a couple of days.  It’s time to let go of the past.  It’s time to let go of any ‘stuff’ we’re holding onto; pain, old patterns, beliefs & assumptions; anything which doesn’t serve us.

When there’s something going on in our life which is causing us pain; especially if it brings up a similar feeling as before that lasts more than a few seconds and it has a charge, it’s got nothing to do with others, it’s to do with us.  When we clear our internal world, then dramas, illness, pain etc. don’t manifest in the outside world.

I share a simple technique in the video which will allow you to see why you might be creating what you DON’T love in your external world.
Your external world simply reflects what’s inside of you which needs looking at and releasing.  As one of my mentors, The Chocolate Shaman used to say; “When you look in the mirror and you don’t like what you see, you don’t try and change the mirror.”

Happy New Moon and new world people.
I love you!

“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein

Process:

1.  What is the pattern or issue you’re dealing with?  A short sentence will suffice.

2.  What’s the main emotion underneath this… (fear will generally be at the root of it).

3.  Set the intention to get to the root of the emotion, of that feeling.  “I choose to get to the root of the (whatever emotion, fear for instance) fear which is holding me back.”

4.  Close your eyes, connect with your guides, angels, higher self (a ceremonial dose of cacao an hour before will aid in the journey)…  Reconnect with the intention to get to the root of the emotion or the problem which is holding you back.

5.  Imagine you’re walking on a path in a forest, (this can be a path you imagine, or a path you know).  Now imagine you approach a clearing, and in the clearing you see a large tree, this is the world tree.  It is a majestic tree with branches reaching so high you can’t see where they reach, and roots going deep down into the earth, and deep down into your subconscious memory store.

6.  Imagine now that as you approach the tree, you notice a door in the trunk of the tree.  You approach the tree and you open the door, there’s a spiral staircase inside.  This is a very safe spiral staircase which leads downwards.   At the bottom of this spiral staircase, is the root of the emotion which is holding you back.

7.  You’re going to walk down the staircase counting down from 10 to 1.  When you get to 1 you’re going to be at the the bottom of the staircase and at the root of the emotion which is holding you back and standing in the way of what you love.

8.  Count yourself down from 10-1.

9.  At 1, you’re at the bottom of the staircase and at the root of the emotion which is holding you back.   Now allow an age in your early childhood emerge.  Now let a memory to come to mind, what’s happening?  What is the incident?

10.  How are you feeling?   What do you feel in your body?

11.  What number on a scale of 1-10 would you give that pain or that feeling?

12.  Breathe into the feeling… breathe in through the nose, and out of the mouth releasing the feeling.  Keep breathing until it’s released.  Keep breathing it out until the number on the scale is 0.  Feel the feeling and as you breathe out, really blow that feeling out.

13.  Now ask yourself the question, what did you make up about yourself, life or others because of this?

14.  Now, set the intention to connect with your higher self.  Rise above this incident, the memory.  See it from a higher level, from the perspective of you as a divine soul, as spirit.  What’s going on?

You’ll generally see that the incident in a physical form was agreed to have been played out so that you could learn something.  What have you learned?

15.  Can you see how has this impacted upon your life?

16.  What would you love to create now?  What would you love?  Keep asking this question, what else would you love?

‘The imagination is the preview of life’s coming attractions.’  Albert Einstein

Until we release a pattern it will come back again, and again and again.  We will also attract others to push our buttons so we learn.  When the same things happens to us and it doesn’t trigger us -HURRAH, it’s celebration time 😉

We’re all learning how to relieve suffering and alchemize everything so we can move on clearer, stronger wiser and create what we DO love.

“Pain is inherent, suffering is optional.” Joseph Campbell

Happy Journeying People!

Ascension Magic & Patterns


I must share an incredible vision I had this morning as I tuned into my ‘Land of Plenty’.

The Land of Plenty is a place in our consciousness where everything our heart loves has already manifested.  It’s a Native American technique which allows you to leave your ego behind and see with the eyes of innocence everything which is true for you to create in your life.  These things normally lie hidden behind the mists of our thoughts, beliefs and assumptions.  In your Land of Plenty you get clarity on the path your soul is calling you to take and you can choose to consciously create what is true for you, guided by your intuition.

So, I tuned into one of the choices I have around my life purpose; ‘I choose the end result of sharing my Shamanic wisdom and humor every week through my events & writing.’

One of the realizations I had was the perfection of me and my path.  I realised that I already AM the butterfly; I have transformed.  My ego, however has been making me believe that I’m still the caterpillar!  I CAN fly and my DNA has already changed.  I already am the new paradigm Goddess of Love (tongue slightly in cheek as I say that).

“The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.” Credit unknown

I’ve been doing quite a lot of work on myself recently, realizing and clearing old patterns and I’d temporarily fallen into the ‘OMG there’s A LOT wrong with me zone.’  Of course, I still have some clearing to do, but I have gained a wiser, higher perspective of my patterns and why I’ve been feeling pain.

I’ve had a beautiful connection with a man who totally tapped into my biggest wound…  Our pain is created when we are children, and this originated when I was 6 when my dad died, yet the news was hidden from me (bla de bla, there’s a lot more ‘story’ but it’s unnecessary to share it).  Anyway, this has been a great source of pain throughout my life, bringing up trust issues, abandonment, etc.  I buried the pain for most of my life and it only started to come out in my closest relationships years later as I slowly peeled away the layers around my heart for healing.

As I’ve alchemized this pain over the years, it’s also been the source of my greatest treasure.  I wouldn’t have the life purpose I have and which I ADORE if it wasn’t for it.  I wouldn’t have a big juicy, vulnerable, yet strong heart either.  Nor my wisdom, humor and knowledge!

When this ‘wound’ was reactivated, I totally went into blame and anger and all the other stuff.  With the wisdom of hindsight, I realized that it’s pretty much nothing to do with anyone apart from me; in fact he was doing me a service.  I was totally conscious of my ‘wound’ and how it was creating pain with this connection; it goes without saying that those we love WILL push our buttons, they’re the ones we let into our hearts and all our walls and our barriers come down!  What I failed to realize for a while was that my reactions and pain was the same old, same old I’ve been feeling for a  long time when I let someone into my heart.  I realized that I had a choice, to simply feel it intensely and deeply, then to allow myself to step out of it.

These are times of great change and those who ‘push our buttons’ are doing us a great service as they’re showing us what needs healing.  These are agreements we had before this lifetime; it’s such a gift that these people are doing their jobs so well (lol), so that we we move more and more into the dream of light, the lighter, higher vibrations we can leave this stuff behind… at last!

Does this give you a chance to reevaluate some difficult connections you might have?  Perhaps when you dive deep into it or into the feelings that come up, you’ll recognize them from the past?  Are you the common denominator here?  Is it time to let go of this pattern?

I believe that when we feel a ‘negative’ emotion for more than a few seconds it has nothing to do with the current situation, it’s simply tapping into a memory from our childhood which needs healing.

I feel very lucky that this pattern came up again.  Like a caterpillar slooowly coming out of its cocoon I saw the gift as I learned to disassociate from the story and the feelings, heal and change my perspective.

When this happens again I’ll know to step back and simply observe, the red flag being triggered simply won’t require me to react.  Even if I do feel pain, I won’t judge myself for it, but in time, even the pain will disappear, in fact it might have already gone!

I’ve known for a while that whenever I feel pain, or experience conflict, it’s never to do with anyone outside of me… it’s all to do with me.  Even with this knowledge, I was still getting triggered, but now I feel like I have the freedom to step out of the negative loop and simply observe.  This is a powerful place, a place of freedom and a space of knowing that in any one moment I can choose how I feel, react, and ultimately what I create.

This experience has opened my heart so much.  I have a lot of one to one clients at the moment and I’m generally holding an event every week; as soon as I had this breakthrough I was able to serve others and allow them to access their own wisdom in a similar way, often through connecting with their inner child.  I feel like this learning will guide others more and more into their vulnerability; their hearts so that we can co-create a juicy new world of love!

I feel like this new wisdom has made me softer, bigger hearted, lighter and I am eternally grateful!  I have such a love and a respect for men; especially for my father for being the first one to gift me with the seed for this story and for you, who I trust by sharing my it will feel empowered to look at where you might be blaming others for what’s happening in your life.

Take your power back and see how your internal world is creating your external world.  It’s all been perfectly designed for you; so well done, you’re right on course!

Dawn Butterfly taken by Gerri McMahon

You too are the butterfly, and remember the butterfly can never see the beauty of its own wings!

I love you!

Powerlessness


I’ve just had the most incredible realization.

I’ve ‘known’ this for quite a while, but I actually FELT it in my body just now.  I did a ceremonial dose of pure raw Guatemalan cacao earlier because I felt quite stuck and I was feeling a lot of pain as I saw a pattern which I have been repeating in my life.

I realised that I’ve been in a ‘powerless’ position around two very important areas of my life; where I live, which is linked with getting a relevant Visa and my love life!  I even started to entwine the two to create intense drama, pain, chaos and confusion!  I was well aware that there was a thread of ‘powerlessness’ going on in my life, but I wasn’t really aware of the roots and depth of it.

When you believe you’re powerless, you assign the power outside of yourself.  This is something I teach and I’m well aware of.  Being aware of our beliefs is so important because they really do create our reality; but hey, I’m not perfect and I spent some time swimming around in the mire of one of my beliefs.  Other beliefs include being unworthy, not good enough, trust, and so on and so on.

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Anyway, I’m really enjoying being in the flow of life, following my spirit and allowing my path to unfold in front of me, while focusing on what I would love to create.

What I realized though, was that underneath this was a simmering anger and not having what I love NOW and having to worry myself with what I perceived as left brain, old world paradigm nonsense like Visas!

What’s so interesting is that due to Visa requirements I travelled to Guatemala a few months ago and created probably the most wonderful magic ever and added something worth its weight in gold to my Shaman’s toolbag – i.e. the use of Cacao.  Since then my work and life purpose has taken on such a power and a life of its own.  I’ve been using Cacao in private sessions, but much more exciting I’ve been holding Cacao Ceremonies & creating a space for others to connect with the higher realms, raising consciousness, bringing more light and love into our life and releasing pain and old hurts.  So, what’s interesting is that even the nonsense rules on this planet and the old world paradigm led me to discovering more of my treasure!

Anyway, with the realization of how much of a powerless position I’ve put myself in, while believing ‘everything will work out okay’ I was putting the power OUTSIDE of me which of course puts pressure on others and puts me OUT of my power.

Now, with that realization I’m back in my power and I’ve decided on where my path is leading me.  Of course, I still believe ‘if you want to make God/Goddess laugh, tell them your plans’ but the fact that I’ve taken my power back and I’m choosing which path to take is such a powerful, real, sexy place to be!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to my spirit and The Spirit of Cacao for allowing that magic to unfold!