becoming yourself

Journey from Head to Heart

Journey from Head to Heart by Jan Engels-Smith

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As I observe clients moving through the personal journey from head to heart, two main themes emerge again and again—the need for self-awareness and for redefining self. The first is a need for awareness of their own intrinsic worth. Spirit is continually providing evidence that God not only loves, but also values each being beyond all imagination. In the process of becoming yourself you become open to this reality. The second need is for redefining self in terms of this unconditional love. It is often difficult for the mind to grasp the meaning of a love with no conditions, but the heart is capable. Unconditional love is not based on what you do, how hard you try, whether you are successful, or even if you are a “good” person. There is nothing that you could do to not be loved. In the journey from the head to the heart, one comes to understand this type of love and apply it to self. When you truly understand the unconditional love from God, you move closer to being able to love yourself unconditionally. Your complete self-acceptance replaces prior doubts, disappointments, and regrets. All of life’s “should have,” “would have,” and “could have” feelings dissipate in a newfound awareness of one’s own immense worth in the eyes of God.

Through my own experiences, my own journey from head to heart, I have found that healing and the restoration of one’s wholeness can be complete. Answers to the questions of life’s mysteries—what is life all about, why do people become so wounded, how do people heal, why does it take so long for some to heal, why aren’t people happy, and why do so many people stay entrenched in the past instead of alive in the present moment—all can be answered.  The beauty of the answers is that they bring wholeness, understanding, happiness and new beginnings for the people who employ them.

What I have learned on this divine path is that life is to be enjoyed and being whole feels wonderful!

Our perfect selves exist within us and our quest is to recognize, affirm, and bring it to full realization. We desire to find fulfillment in a unity with the wholeness of the universe and to achieve the completion of our destiny. We strive for the alignment that will empower us to be that which we were meant to be.  However, in even our most committed states and with our energies focused and our minds set, we may fall short of the fulfillment of our spiritual completeness and struggle to continue the effort of personal enlightenment. The universe is a place of opportunity and wonder; it does not create barriers to self-actualization but is a place where the prospects of spiritual fulfillment are real and waiting for us to show up. The universe does all that it can do to help us become aware, comprehend, and accept the ideal state that is our true self.  Where do the hindrances to our success originate? What are the deterrents to our unity with the universal oneness that is the natural state of existence? How can we deal with impediments to our spiritual awakening?

We cannot look outside of ourselves for the causes of our struggles.

Although we possess within ourselves the unlimited power to become that which we desire and the spiritual world is an ally in our evolution to finding our true meaning in life, there exists within all of us a life history that has encountered pain, regret, and disappointment and in these experiences we had constructed false images of reality that caused us to imagine impossible obstacles and hopelessness.  Even as we move forward in our spiritual practices, the residues of these past incidents have left negative impressions and they continue to influence our current efforts.  These residual energies manifest in us as resistances (our own, not the universe’s) and our awareness and understanding of them will allow us to address their impact and, ultimately, to overcome their influence on our spiritual quest.

My book, Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart is now available on Amazon and at your local book seller.

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Love Channeled

Love Channeled by Jan Engels-Smith

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This information came in for a client during a channeling session that is generalized for the public.  It was profound and beautiful and I want to share it.  Read this as if the spirits are speaking to you directly.

The greatest gift you can bring to humanity is to heal yourself.   With that, everything else comes into alignment.  All of you have come from varied histories, some excruciating. You are here to move beyond your history and into a good place.  Healing takes courage, and self-evaluation, which in turn changes the evolution of humanity.  We are not single people enduring doing individual work even though it may feel like it.  We encourage you to continue with your training and your practice, probe deeply into your self, and learn tools and techniques to enhance the process.

Interacting with others is vital in this process. Don’t try to fix others to prove your worth. Don’t use your own energy during interactions, just be present.  Events will appear continuously that will deplete you if you are giving over too much of your power and trying to suck in the needs that you need, which is always the need to be loved or recognized.

But when you stand in balance, using the true self as your resource you will be energized and not depleted. Use the true self as your container.  The true self holds all the love that it needs from an understanding of how loved you are.  You can do anything and not become exhausted from it.

Do events because you enjoy them. Know in your heart, and know in your being that you are adding value to the whole.  No one can harm you; even if your life is taken from you. No one can harm you.  When you stand in love you are eternally protected on all dimensional levels. Love is what it is all about. Love is the answer. To understand this at the deepest level is the quest of the soul and what humanity is based in.  Individuals at certain levels of their evolution ponder these concepts and ponder questions about their life.  However, you do not have to come up with the answers.

What we hope for you is that you will choose to have joy in your life and to know internally that everything that you are doing is valued.  Do you understand? Move into Eagle vision- the bigger picture. See things in multilevel.  Remind yourself to tap into this energy regularly.

Continue with training and make a list of what you like about yourself.

  • How do you see your life as being successful?
  • Who do you want to be for the rest of your life on the planet in this incarnation?
  • How do you want to be seen?
  • How do you want to be remembered?

Do this and you will shine for you are great love and you are an expression of this.


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Life Intention

Life Intention By Jan Engels-Smith

Becoming Yourself May2010



It is 2010- what will this year hold for you? What the spirits have taught me is that intention is everything. What you intend will be a major part of what you create. My blessing to you is that you will intend 2008 to be a year of divine happiness. That you will consciously choose a life filled with joy, peace and fulfillment. Once the intention is set your main goal is to energetically be a match for that intention, by consciously and deliberately choosing to see the positive and the goodness. These positive thoughts are an energetic match for happiness, joy, prosperity, success and fulfillment. The Laws of Attraction will work for you instead of against you. As a community of like minded people let’s support each other in this intention for 2010. We can change the world by being the change we desire. Let’s energetically stand hand in hand, heart to heart and decide to choose happiness!

Life is a journey of becoming. The goal of the journey is not in its destination; rather, it is the understanding that emerges from the journey. It is through the journey that wisdom is gained.

Those who are interested in experiencing wisdom must change; they must seek healing. They must look at what they believe and examine why they believe it.

The care of the soul can have magical results; soul retrievals and healings can be life altering. I have witnessed thousands of healings. They were all miraculous, beautiful, loving, and real. I have also witnessed healings that did not last.

Many people do not feel worthy to receive their healings, or they never change bad habits of thinking so the healing seems to dissipate from them. Spirit consistently provides opportunities to heal, but until you make the decision to change your life and to change your thinking, you will find a way to reject the healing.

Our society looks for quick fixes with minimal personal commitment. People schedule healings like they do hair appointments! They expect a new “do,” and it becomes the practitioner’s job to create it. Miracles can occur in an instant, but sustaining the miracles of life requires a personal commitment to change the faulty patterns that created the woundedness. It is a daily job, but one of joy.

We are in a new millennium. Change is upon us. The whole universe supports a new connection for those who choose it. People are seeking their divinity, their connection to Spirit and to God. We are in the transition to the Golden Age — the age in which souls are connected to Source, to God, to Spirit. Heavy veils are lifting.

Our culture historically has not endorsed the magic, the miracles of connection, and Spirit. We have spent hundreds of years out of touch with our own divinity. Many humans have spent lifetimes experiencing the hardships in life — betrayal, doubts, prejudice, abuse, unworthiness, inadequacy, hatred, and war. These lifetimes were not based in love but in fear. Even many who believed in God chose their belief through fear. Judgment, judgment, judgment controlled their behavior and their life. They were either afraid of being judged or they were judging themselves. Many sought connection through another being, someone who had more connection, more worth than they. But this is illusion. Worth is intrinsic, and connection is everyone’s birthright. It is through your healing that the world will heal — that life will heal.

Please take heed of these final words of advice for success along your spiritual path:
· Let go of the people, places, and things that block you from your own growth.
· Forgive.
· Pray and pray and pray.
· Develop a relationship with Spirit — journey, meditate, connect in some way, and trust the information that comes to you.
· Take care of your soul. Contact people who can help you with this care.
· Scrutinize your belief system. Is your core foundation based on fear or love?
· Practice random acts of kindness and compassion.
· Be humble and open.
· Love yourself and all life.
· Learn the Laws of Attraction and the Laws of Allowing and practice them.
· Put your energy into what you want to create for yourself. Do not worry!
· Practice mantras and affirmations.
· Look closely at yourself, your behaviors, and your beliefs, and then make conscious decisions about change.
· Pay attention to what you attract to yourself. Understand how this attraction is linked to your thoughts, actions, and words.
· Determine which core belief is creating your behaviors.
· Remember that you contribute to the collective consciousness with every thought you have. Are you contributing positive energy or reinforcing negativity?
· Get clear as to what you would like to create for yourself. What do you ultimately desire? Visualize yourself living this reality. Be in joy about this!
· Devise ways to remind yourself each day to keep on track with your new way of being.
· Choose rituals and ceremonies to enhance your spiritual connection.
· Get with like-minded people and start building a new community. Support each other and yourself.
· Make a commitment.
· Talk to the spirits and then “feel” their answer.
· Love yourself!

Remember the spirits love you; they want you to be happy and fulfilled. Desire the same for yourself, for happiness is a choice.

Know yourself, honor yourself, take care of yourself, BECOME YOURSELF!

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The Basics of Becoming Yourself

The Basics of Becoming Yourself By Jan Engels-Smith

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You are an incredible spirit of divine perfection, the same composition as God. Creator is an ocean and you are a drop of water in that ocean. You carry within you the exact components and properties of the entire ocean. You are made of God, in the reflection of God, and God is in you.

This does not mean that you are God as a drop of water is not the ocean or that God takes on a human form as a woman or man (as the ocean is not a drop of water. It means that your spirit, which is housed in your body, is part of a giant whole we refer to as Great Spirit. God has many names: Great Spirit, All That Is, Mother/Father, Great Mystery, Allah, and Lord. All are interchangeable. Everything is made up of the same energy; every tree, rock, grain of sand, gust of wind, drop of water, animal, insect, bird, planet, and stars are expressions of the divine. We are all interconnected in a divine and profound way.

The universe is unlimited and if you choose to explore it, you will awaken to a whole new way of knowing-a whole new way of being. Spirit is available to all people at equal levels; there is no “better than,” or “more deserving.” The choice to raise your consciousness means to broaden your awareness, open up to new possibilities, step out of your comfort zone, and to allow information other than what you already “know.”

The following basic truths are unifying principles I have learned in my work with the spirits. They present concepts about healing and working with energy. Throughout this book I cite case histories and suggest how you might apply them to your own life to enhance your process of healing and well-being. I guarantee that if you make them a part of your daily life, your life will change accordingly.

Anyone at any time can make choices for happiness and healing. This includes you. Read the following truths and begin to ask how they might affect your life.

Universal Truths

1. God loves and values you unconditionally.

2. You are first and foremost a spirit-a soul having an earth experience. This earth-walk is but one fraction of your being.

3. Your spirit has a divine purpose.

4. You agreed to forget previous existence. This makes becoming enlightened a quality of remembering who you are. Remembering is embracing this reality and then making the necessary changes in your life to reflect this truth. Respect, honor, compassion, and reverence for all life are necessary components for the path to awareness.

5. You are here on earth for the following reasons; to experience, to co-create with Creator, and to remember. If you do nothing more from this point on in your personal growth, you will then achieve two out of the three previous points before you die. You will experience and you will co-create. You cannot help it because it is happening every second of every day. It will, however, take a conscious decision to remember. It is a conscious decision to awaken, to grow spiritually, and to become.

6. Walking the spiritual path means that you made a decision to seek the truth of who you are. The quality of life that you live is strictly a matter of choice. You may choose to live your life at any level of awareness; all are honored and respected; nothing is judged.

Our job as humans is to clear ourselves of the many judgments we hold toward others and ourselves. Judgments are what most often get in the way of personal growth and usually indicate personal feelings of inadequacy, unworthiness, low self-esteem and lack of self-love. Judgments can cause fear, hatred, arrogance, war, greed, anger, blame, jealousy, pain, and loneliness-the psychological disorders of the human experience. They are often imprinted heavily and cloud the reality of one’s own being, which creates tremendous fear. Judgments have nothing to do with truth or the perfection of the soul.

Spirit does not pressure you to change, because you are loved unconditionally for all of eternity. The urge for change is a pressure you feel from within-your own soul urging you to create a better life. Happiness, peace, deep joy, and a closer connection to Source are all available to you. Something has encouraged you to ask questions, to seek, to pick up spiritual material. If your life is not being lived from a place of fullness, love, spontaneity, passion, sensuality, and divine joy, then you probably need to make some changes in your life in order to attain these qualities.

7. The universe is continually offering opportunities, opening doors, and answering prayers. You can choose to be conscious and awaken to these offerings.

8. Judgments, punishments, opinions of right and wrong or good and bad are human concepts. These concepts are illusions that hide the perfection of the soul. Judgments and punishments do not exist in the spirit world.

Life is the journey of becoming yourself, a continual cycle of evolving from one lifetime to the next. What you do not achieve in this lifetime, you will achieve later. You choose the rate at which you evolve. To follow the spiritual path is a choice and a matter of readiness, but it offers phenomenal rewards. It is a completely personal experience; no two existences unfold in the same manner. As the spirits constantly remind me, everyone participating in the earth-walk will eventually come to complete consciousness. It is only a matter of when.

The book, Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart dives further into the exploration of finding your True Self.

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