Expanding Our Reality

A New Year of Mastering Self, Health and Living our Best Life 1/1/18


No one else lives in the box of our reality. I have often described my spiritual journey of awakening as breaking out of boxes over and over again. Just when I think I am full, I find a wall to break through to another reality that opens up, informs, strengthens and softens me too.

The most enlightening understandings have been through exploring and experiencing many cultural, spiritual, healing, and religious traditions from around the world.

These studies opened my world to be inclusive, and not separate from others. Being open to the reality I was exploring in a neutral way allowed me to receive a wealth of understanding the diversity of oneness, and new possibilities of reality.

Fear and judgment keep us limited, and the need to be correct keep us separate, instead of open to learning how much more there is, and also how similar all people are.

 As the Native American saying goes, “Walk a mile in someone else’s moccasins before you judge someone.” I add, “Let’s stop judging and start relating and loving one another.”

Our greatest expansion is inclusion and finding how we are all one. Being discerning is being wise, being judgmental keeps us in a separate reality.

We are taught to fear someone who is different, everyone is different, and also the same as we are. Learning to be a citizen of the world in a healthy way, is to begin seeing us as all one culture trying to live on this planet together.

The more open we are, the less fearful we are. Every group has people who hurt others without remorse, they may be in your family, town, and world in many areas. This does not mean every person in that group is hurtful or wonderful.

People are people and full of possibilities no matter who they are. Expand and catch yourself contracting into labels or limits, and then open your mind to more again.

 In discerning truth and who people are, we find a peace in knowing who to trust and who to watch out for. Mainly we must learn to trust our discerning self in order to stay safe and cared for.

Being able to navigate our life without illusion or confusion is a high level of mastery. Taking our mind out of categories and learning greater truth and wisdom is a unique journey. As we stop the practice of putting others and us in boxes we open to our greater humanity.

Compassion can only come when we truly see and feel others. Compassion is in the higher mind and heart, not the lower mind and judgment. Compassion only comes when we know our own vulnerability and humanity and relate to others from this place.

We are not compassionate if we feel sorry for others, that is feeling superior and not compassionate. Feeling compassionate means, we put ourselves in the same place not above or below and appreciate their struggles and perspectives and wish them the best outcome.

Being neutral and loving is compassion. Knowing we all struggle on our life journey and offering uplifting thoughts, prayers, and support in many ways that are helpful is compassion. “There but for the grace of God go I.” This is a statement of compassion. We all take our turns on the wheel of life and its challenges.


I giggle when people take the time to correct punctuation or semantics and do not read what was written. That is being a Martha, one who judges and corrects and stay stuck, instead of listening to the message.

Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened and learned and received the blessings and transformation he offered. Surrendering to the highest and best and finding new language and ways to receive and be health and happiness is key.

Expanding our reality is about opening our heart and mind and life to find more love, peace, joy, wisdom, and intelligence in wholeness. This is a walk of spiritual awakening, intelligence, and growth no matter what path we take, its to look for how to live as the masters teach, one day at a time.

Stepping out of the ego that judges and fears, and awakening the heart and mind that loves, is a delicious delightful journey. Focus there and you will find your way.

Many Blessings and Love,

Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

www.bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 Janet@bethemedicine.com

If you would like to master you in ways that create more peace, joy, prosperity, and love reach out to StraightArrow for a session. Expanding your world lightens and empowers your life in new and enjoyable ways. Everything gets easier.

Bright Blessings for a beautiful day, week and year. Janet



About Bethemedicine

Shaman, Healer, Teacher, Spiritual Coach, Reiki Master, Astrologist, Yogi, Sage, Janet StraightArrow has been creating Be The Medicine since 1967 as a way to live our true, best self, in all areas of our life. Researching and living this journey has been an adventure that she has shared all along the way. Janet has worked with renowned teachers, healers, doctors, and masters from traditions around the world seeking universal truth and how to live it.
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