Evolving Into The Divine Self- Part 2

Evolving Into The Divine Self- Part 2



One of the major benefits of connecting to the Divine Self is the empowerment that comes from opening to and receiving the assistance of the universe. It becomes easier to adjust to the dance of opposing forces experienced everywhere, whether it’s between the light and darkness, love and fear, abundance and loss, or in relationships. An integrated Divine Self does not mean that you are without fear, discord or suffering, but it does mean that you have greater awareness when painful thoughts and feelings arise, and you can consciously balance your emotions quickly. You effectively neutralize the negative momentum with a choice to focus on the good feelings about what you truly desire in your heart, and allow that connection with inner well-being to dominate. This brings peace, satisfaction and joy, as you shift to a new, expanded level of seeing yourself in alignment with the flow of universal connectedness. Once you are aware of your connection and ability to shift into better feeling thoughts about a situation it becomes easier to slow negative momentum and choose a new perspective.


What can you do with your ability to be more open to your spiritual self?


The power of connection with your divine presence is allows you to release that which no longer serves you. Everything you have experienced on your path to this present moment has given you information about your Divine Self including any pain and suffering you have endured.  How can you know and experience love if you have not experienced lack or loss of love? Everything has a purpose. But it is now time to confront the old beliefs and limitations that have held you back on the collective and individual level. If you are experiencing turbulent times know that it is a sign to leave behind the ideas and perspectives that no longer serve your path.  Apply the principles of Divine Love to yourself, first. Understand that you are worthy of joy and freedom. And change the way you see your life experience. Clinging to old patterns will lead to prolonging the suffering for all; we have a responsibility to support, uplift and help with integrating the Divine aspects of higher consciousness into society and promoting values of compassion and love for all.


The Long-term Benefits


There is a special joy that comes from knowing oneself as a powerful creator, truly living on the right path. You know when to act and when to wait for the inspiration to act.  You stop listening to the dictates and opinions of others about your happiness. You wake up eager to engage with the bountiful energy of the day and you gravitate toward those things that are enjoyable and represent happiness in your day.   Those around you are inspired too. You find more and more ways to share the joy of life in relationships and to see the love you are in others. It is a transformative way of living that benefits not just you but those around you.


Methods To Make Inner Connection


With regard to methods, my approach is to tailor the method to each individual. Some of us come from cultural or religious backgrounds and beliefs that have influenced our perspectives so it’s important to understand context and the journey each individual has been on, first. Over time your experiences define who you are, and soul connection and integration is a personal expression. There really is no one in this world who is alike and that uniqueness is central to what drives each of us to move forward, to learn and to grow on our path.  As the Buddha says, we start where we are.

That being said, no matter what our background, often times we stand at the door of our opportunity to connect with the divine self when we ask one of the most important life questions, “What is my purpose?” It is common for feelings of frustration and dissatisfaction to result from experiences of being stuck on a senseless or meaningless path, attempting to live an outdated belief system that doesn’t serve us any longer, or some deep sense of loss or abandonment.  Without knowing our purpose, we remain unfulfilled. It is essential to our happiness and living a life with meaning to know which path that is calling to our soul.

My approach is a combination of ancient philosophies such as energy work or Reiki and transpersonal practices like guided meditation, journaling, and emotional release work.  I serve as a bridge to bring the individual from a limited understanding of who they think they are to a greater awareness of their sacred uniqueness as their integrated, human-divine self.   I teach people how to recognize and practice their energetic connection with their higher self through breath work, meditation, coaching and hypnotherapy. And the end result is always the same – freedom, a sense of appreciation for who they are and feeling empowered to follow their true path.

I offer tools and resources on my website for getting on the right path for anyone who is questioning their place in the world. In private sessions I incorporate my knowledge of world mythology, mysticism, the Law of Attraction, A Course In Miracles, Transcendental Meditation, and Deep Transformative Counseling to guide my clients to consciously discover and explore what ignites their fire and fuels their passion through their own unique gifts. With any of these modalities, the individual unveils the pragmatic wisdom that dwells within them, and with practice will begin to notice positive solutions, inspirations and ideas arise in their awareness to help them move through life challenges.

I also developed a self-paced, online course to help people achieve a greater awareness of their inner Self, called Becoming Who You Are Meant To Be. It’s done in a series of 11 modules and more suited to those who like a more autonomous style of learning. It can be found on my website, marilyndecalo.com under The Firebird Institute.

Evolving Into The Divine Self

Evolving Into The Divine Self



Awakening to our relationship with our divinity and the creating our reality from divine consciousness is a critical aspect of our evolution during these times of change.  Making this inner connection opens us up to a greater awareness of ourselves as the real creators of our lives.  Through the conscious energetic and physical sensation of aligning with our inner goodness we come into living more and more in a state of well-being, where thoughts are sweet, good and timing is perfect; where our point of attraction in a law of attraction universe is our hands and we feel love and appreciation for our part in humanity’s expanding consciousness.    Even when we encounter challenges our focus is on meeting it through connection with the broader inner knowing of our truth and power, not according to others’ opinions, but from that place of love and appreciation for our own path of love and expansion.

Once we make connection with the divine within a change comes over us.  We begin to see ourselves in what Thomas Merton called the ‘light of sacred beauty’.  When I work with people in crisis I refer to it as the missing light in life, knowing oneself as the majestic, human-divine being. They might be going through trying times but as they surrender feelings of resistance and hurt they hold the promise of awakening within their hearts that leads to liberation from fear within themselves. Coming into conscious connection with our inner light is not only felt by and for each one of us individually, but in our connected humanity it contributes to the uplifting of all life on Earth.




Conceptually, we are talking about the sacred union between your human and Divine Self. But it is really much more than that because in experiencing that connection we consciously come into feeling and knowing a very focused frequency of love. In a sense, connecting with the Divine Self is a process of transformation.  It is taking the seed of consciousness that is already inside of you and has been there forever and growing it to become stronger. It is allowing your higher consciousness to speak to you, listening to that inner voice as it asks you to relax and trust everything to unfold for you in positive ways instead of being afraid of losing control. Rather than just passing through life, you live aware of the flow of the higher frequency energy and conscious of whether your direction or path is in accordance with the wisdom that dwells within you.




The consciousness Shift humanity is experiencing is extremely relevant to the survival of the planet and all life forms. We are interconnected by the very nature of our physical composition as well as our inter-dependency and co-existence.  Through awakening our awareness of and establishing conscious connection with the Divine Self we embody a higher energetic vibratory rate.  Because of that focus in the higher frequencies the energy grows in the quantum field accelerating the greater good of the planet and all life forms. For example, creating a life enlivened by the conscious awareness of unconditional love leads us to choices that reflect that love.  Exploring what unconditional love means for each individual brings about more sharing of unconditional love through our perceptions of who we are and the choices we make about how we live in the world. Compassionate, nourishing, kind, caring, uplifting – these are critical to our evolution and survival. When we take responsibility to bring more peace, harmony and love into our lives we are assisting to dissolve the divide between the human mind and the cosmic consciousness of love.




Life is a gift and we come to earthly life with the seeds of our divine nature within us. Take time and be out in earth nature. Sit by the lake, river, ocean or stream.  Listen to the bees, birds and rustling of the trees. Remind yourself when you experience the power of the natural world, there is power within you as well.


Also, remember that Intention is how everything we desire is created. Our thoughts, emotions, imagination and words have creating and healing power. Here are some other ways you can set your intention to nurture the awakening connection with the Divine Self:


·       Journaling is a way to focus your awareness and feeling and build momentum.

·       Ritual is a wonderful uplifting experience.

·       Meditation practice trains the mind to quiet. The inner space that opens is the doorway to connection with the Divine Self.

·       Mysticism can guide through the passages of life with the wisdom of sages.

·       Read about mythology.  Joseph Campbell is an excellent source.

·       Music is good for the soul and can carry you to expanded consciousness.

·       Make time to consciously relax and open your mind.

·       Shamanistic Journeying can give you information and show you your guides along your path.

·       Group meditation is a great way to experience transcendence.

·       Lucid Dreaming can provide insights and premonitions about your life.

·       There are sacred arts for nurturing the new energies of the divine feminine and divine masculine, which are inclusive, healing and altruistic.


One of the major benefits to connecting to the Divine Self is the empowerment that comes from opening to and receiving the assistance of the universe to adjust more easily to the dance of opposing forces experienced everywhere, whether it’s between the light and darkness, love and fear, abundance and loss, or in relationships. An integrated Divine Self does not mean that you are without fear, discord or suffering, but it means that you have balanced it and therefore neutralized it with its opposite effects. This brings peace, satisfaction and joy, and allows you to shift to a new consciousness level. Once you are aware of your connection and ability to shift into better feeling thoughts about a situation it becomes easier to slow negative momentum and choose a new perspective.


Marilyn Decalo Logo, Phoenix

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