“In the beginner's mind there are infinite possibilities. In the expert's
there are only a few.” - Suzuki
Hello Bellesprit readers. I am really excited to be bringing you this brand
new column, Jenny’s Gems, which will offer unique ways to connect with your
intuition, as well as help you notice when you are in the intuitive and
manifestation flow. Sometimes I will share stories from my own journey,
sometimes I will share ideas that have helped me become more aware of my unique
truth, purpose and calling, and sometimes I will share channeled visions and
different tools I have discovered for spiritual connection.
This column will hopefully suggest to you as well, a new way of looking at and engaging
your world. And lastly, if I am lucky, it will enliven your unique spirit and
open up a greater connection to your abundant source energy. Regardless
of what I share in the column, know that my express purpose is to help you grow
by defining your unique awareness, potential and connection with spirit. With
this goal in mind, each monthly column will also offer a helpful affirmation.
Think of this as a distillation of the article’s alchemical energy. In
addition, and true to its name and Bellesprit’s theme, i.e. Diamond Psychics, I
will suggest a gem stone to carry as a reminder to help you witness these
ongoing changes in yourself. Know that I will carry the stone as well so
we can both do our own inner work together. This will allow you to feel
supported by aligning with a larger body of co-creative energy working toward a
similar purpose. In this way we can support each other intra-spiritually in
these soulful endeavors.
I believe growing spiritual energy and building momentum is something our souls innately and reflexively respond to. There is an amazing building interrelationship between imagination,
intuition, intention-setting and manifestation. When we are in the flow, all of
these abilities work in tandem, like a gently swelling wave which builds to a
steady crescendo leaving treasures stirred up from the depths of us and the
universe strewn in our path. Our lives cannot help but work this way. It is what
we are born to do on a quantum level.
As children, we are finely tuned channels that zero in on these waves of possibility easily and readily. It is easier for us developmentally to de-center and see ourselves as part of the
whole; part of this gently swelling wave of abundance. These realms of the deep
unconscious, the sea of potential, are where we are meant to live throughout
our life span. As children, when we were able to easily engage in all of the
things we most love, it is easier for us to open up to this constant source of
goodness and abundance as adults as well. That is why the power we develop as
children, the ability to play, is so important to put into practice as healthy
adults. When we play, we are focused not on outcome but on source energies. In
this way we are curious, inspired and fueled throughout our experiences.
Many people who become involved in metaphysics and new thought ideas
look for experts to put them on the right path so they can glean the benefits
of their time trusted wisdom. In other words, they look outside themselves for
their definition of truth, beauty and worth. This can be stifling to their
inner spirit as well as to their outer life. It definitely was to
If there is anything I have learned through my twenty plus years
moving and working in these psychic and intuitive circles it is that the gifts
we seek, the connection we desire is already inside each of us. While it is
helpful to look for a teacher for guidance, most of the unique insights you
have and felt-senses which accompany them, will be known uniquely to you. They
will originate inside your spirit. Trusting your own unique feelings and
perceptions will take you far on your path just by opening you up to listening
deeply to your own spirit for guidance.
C.G. Jung talks about the concept of synchronicity as following a series of
meaningful coincidences which are readied, not only by our attuned awareness,
but also by our deep appreciation of them. Jung called this the transcendent function and he
believed this deep connection to the divine was not only around us, but also
developed and then held within us. Being in the flow of this intuitive energy
helps put us in direct alignment with the divine.
When I use the word divine I don’t mean other-worldly, but very much in and of this world.
So it is not what we see that makes it magical, but how we choose to look at it, the
attention to details and appreciation we bring into view. This allows us to
connect with the pictures within the pictures; kind of like watching clouds and
seeing the visions within them. Because these visions and symbols exist within
us and have a powerful life felt there, seeing these emboldened in nature and
in the world readies us to connect with our imagination and activate our
dreams. It is the practice of tuning into this uniquely readied awareness that
helps us express the courage to continue to see the world and live through our
intuitive visions and inspirations.
In some ways, this is like the idea of beginner’s mind. In beginner’s mind, we are wholly new to
possibilities, perceptions and outcome. We are excited, eager and open to each
new aspect of our dream coming into view. Somewhere along the way we become
jaded and slowly come to accept the importance of at least some type of
routine in our lives to create security.
Today the first thing that truly captured me during morning tea was a quote a friend posted on Facebook. She posted, “In the beginner's mind there are infinite possibilities. In the
expert's there are only a few” - Suzuki. This quote suggests that the
price we often pay for becoming an expert is that our minds close. When this
happens, fewer possibilities are able to be seen as holding weight or validity
for us. We do a disservice to ourselves because, as our minds close, so often
does our level of heart centered awareness, followed by our ability to
entertain magical possibilities. So as adults, we must strike a balance of
knowledge and child-like wonder, a balance between the energies of the sage and
the fool. The goal is to stay open to new possibilities and opportunities that
allow for magic to creep in. It is this magic, or way of viewing the world
created by our perceptions and visions, that add joy to our everyday
There is a wonderful book by Eugene Gendlin called Focusing.
Gendlin identifies a process that can happen within us called a felt-sense.
For Gendlin, this process is a way of setting aside problems that
typically occupy our mind and allowing our core truth to rise from within us.
This is often accompanied by a shift in perception and a feeling of lightness
and rightness of energy that fits our truth, perceptions, and perspective just
When we feel this shift, we know we are truly contained by
and in our experience. Sometimes this happens in nature, sometimes with a
friend or partner and sometimes in the parent child-bond. It can also happen in
our imagination or through creative expression. It can happen in an instant or
over a period of time. When it happens, we can truly in-joy the peace, freedom
and connection that fits our sense of self, feeds our souls and is our
So December’s Affirmation Gem is: “My
innate truth, sense of calling, and joyful purpose are all found by listening
to my own deep self, and intuition. I am delighted to witness myself in a
deeper communion with each of these connections daily. “
And December’s Gem is azurite. Azurite stimulates the third eye and
facilitates intuitive development, spiritual guidance, and higher
consciousness. Azurite also brings new perspectives and expands the mind.
As I said, I will be carrying this stone too and doing this magical
affirmative intention setting work with you. Please trust the visions you are
drawn to and already creating. Blessings and happy envisioning and intention
setting to each of you! See you next month!
I may be reached at (614) 309-7916 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
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Jenny Sieck is an Intuitive counselor, utilizing transpersonal, archetypal and psychospiritual modalities in her treatment approach. She is passionate about helping clients and students alike retell their life story by embrace their intuition and higher self as a central tenet. Jenny is also an adept and perceptive tarot reader/teacher, passionate about sharing tarot as a tool to increase insight, inspiration and awareness of self and story. Jenny helps others honor their unique voice and realize it's inspired potential in their inner life so we can co-create a brighter light in all of our lives. With these readied gifts she hopes together we can manifest an illuminated earth community .