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Volume 2, Issue 9
May 13, 2009


Today’s newsletter puts the spotlight on knowing what is right for you.

Jennifer GraingerWishing you much love and light,

Jennifer Grainger
Jennifer T. Grainger, B.Msc.
Founder: Spiritual Growth Community


What is Your Guiding Light?

“I’ve never worried about having enough money,” said Helen (not her real name). “But that is because I have always been financially provided for—first from my family and now from my husband.”

We were talking about Helen’s fear that if something happened to her husband she wouldn’t be able to care for herself financially and she’d end up homeless.

“Your abundance comes from Source,” I said, “not your husband. I know that is hard to believe and trust when looking at the so-called ‘reality’ that it is your husband who is providing for you now.”

“I feel confused,” she said. “Reading Busting Loose From The Money Game made so much sense about how we live in a holographic world of illusion, but what if I don’t do it right?”

“What is your standard for deciding what is right,” I asked.

“Results,” she said. “Being successful.”

“Who sets the standard about what is successful?” I prodded.

“Hmm . . .” she pondered.

“Remember on last week's teleclass when we were talking about how to know when we are receiving true spiritual guidance versus having our ego lead us astray? Celeste had said one of the aspects of true guidance is an open path . . . the doors open and the next step reveals itself. And Leslie had said she could tell by a full-body peaceful feeling, and there was just an ‘isness’ about it?”

“Yes,” I remember.

“So what is it for you? What is your internal feeling that lets you know something is true for you?”

I waited in silence while Helen searched inside of herself for her truth. Helen was somewhat new to being inner-directed. Like most of us, she had been raised to follow the rules set by authorities outside of herself . . . first her parents, then her teachers, then her husband and her in-laws. Add to the mix the multitude of experts from church doctrine, to doctors, to authors, to workshop leaders, to new-age gurus, all of whom claim to have “the answer.”

The trouble is that often the so-called (and sometimes self-proclaimed) experts disagree with each other. Learning to recognize her own internal guidance system would take Helen some time, some attention, and lots of practice.

“Well . . .” she said, “I guess it is a sort of peaceful feeling . . . sort of settled feeling . . . I don’t know, it is hard to explain, but it is a feeling of 100% harmony. There is no niggling conflict or doubt or wondering. It just feels right.”

“OK,” I said, “so that is your guiding light. As you navigate this next phase of your spiritual growth, look for how you are feeling when faced with making a decision. Keep going in the direction that gives you that settled, peaceful feeling. And remember to keep checking in on a frequent basis. Living life in the Now is a one-day-at-a-time proposition . . . especially in this time of transition when everything we thought we knew is regularly being challenged.

“Thanks,” said Helen. “I know what to do now.”

BOTTOM LINE: Humanity is in the midst of a big evolutionary leap. We are leaving behind the patriarchal, tribal, top-down authoritarian, right/wrong, reward/punishment paradigm and stepping into a cooperative, community-oriented, awareness-that-we-are-all-one-here-to-help-each-other paradigm. The result of this transition is a lot of confusion and chaos while our world is turned upside down and inside out.

The more inner-directed you are, the more you will find yourself in the right place at the right time experiencing joyful, struggle-free living while those around you who are still “asleep” find themselves caught in the turmoil feeling helpless to take charge of their lives.

TIP: Starting your day with meditation, connecting with your Source, asking for guidance and inspiration and expecting to get it, while making the space to listen, will guarantee that you experience more joy, less struggle and feel that inner peaceful feeling that all is well in your world.

P.S. The more you pay attention to your world, and the more you find to be grateful for in your world, the more you will realize that the world “out there” is a hologram, an illusion that will reflect back to you that which matches the vibration of your consciousness.

P.P.S. Turn off the TV. Stop saying “in this economy . . . blah, blah, blah.” This economy is an illusion, a self-fulfilling prophecy, a wake-up call to stop letting outside authorities guide our lives,  and continuing to do what it takes to develop our sixth sense, our natural-born, hardwired, internal guidance system. You can do it!

Community Member’s Aha! Moments

Jennifer Grainger NewsletterDo you have an Aha! Moment you’d like to share? What have you learned about being inner-directed? What is your “guiding light” internal signal(s) that tell you that you are on target?

I want to hear from you! Tell me about your latest Aha! moment. 

Jennifer Grainger


Our Spring Retreat is this Saturday, May 16th.  As of this writing there are two spots left. Go to to reserve your spot. If you miss this day of bliss and harmony, mark your calendar for Sunday, September 27th for our Fall Retreat.
Our next teleclass is Tuesday, May 19th 7 to 8 pm
Title: Taking Action to Develop Your Sixth Sense
Description: Learning some tools to access your Sixth Sense and making a plan to integrate them into your life skills.

This class is only available to members of the Spiritual Growth Community. You can sign up for a F.R.E.E trial membership to download the recording by clicking here.


Jennifer Recommends

I am recommending two books this month, Soulmates for single people wanting to find that special relationship, and Lasting Love for those in relationship who want their relationship to be more conscious.

Soulmates: Following Inner Guidance to the Relationship of Your Dreams, Carolyn Godschild Miller

This book is full of stories that illustrate the many ways soulmates have found each other. There is no one simple “rule” that says “this is my soulmate” but she gives many clues on how you will know for yourself and what you need to do to be ready when the perfect moment arrives for your paths to intersect. 

Lasting Love: The 5 Secrets of Growing a Vital, Conscious Relationship, Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D.

Marriage of yesteryear was a bargain created for survival. It was nice if you liked each other as well. Men and women today have the opportunity to transcend the old marriage paradigm and enter into a sacred, spiritual partnership for the sole (soul) purpose of helping each other grow. Since very few of us (maybe none of us) had role model parents who showed us how to do that, it is up to us to learn and apply the skills and attitudes that make a spiritual partnership viable.

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