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Book Journeys with Author Tamara Cortez 07/18 by Book Journeys | Books Podcasts

Book Journeys with Author Tamara Cortez 07/18 by Book Journeys | Books Podcasts.


Woman – An Ode (In lieu of International Women’s Month)



First and foremost I am a woman

I have an innate appreciation  for the aesthetic

My eye is drawn to the beauty in all things

I have an inherent reverence for all life

My breath is an absolute dance with life’s ebbs and flows

I understand that with each step I take it becomes a sacred communication with the Earth below

I command respect from energies that surround me

And I bless everything I touch

I have a secret language not spoken but understood by nature

I see the rain as a baptism and stand in it fearlessly as I am cleansed

I see each part of my body as its own spell I accentuate

Adorning  with jewels, tantillizing scents, or  fashion

Afterall, I am a woman

I command the wind from my lips

And listen to the calls of the Mother

I praise and support my Sisters as we recall our Reign

We whisper our dreams onto butterfly wings

And make change for better things

My Compassion grows with every lesson

And my strength knows no bounds

I create life through passion

while pray safe passing for the dead

To my Ancestors I say

I am Woman , afterall

by T.

Spiritual Snobbery

Today I responded to someone’s FB post on how they are tired of people who are in the 3D and not are the higher planes like she is and so eventhough she is “supposed” to have clients, she is not helping them. I responded to her by saying that maybe if she changed her perspection of consciousness then maybe that would change her perspective on her experience. I said this with the best intentions and also telling her that this is my perspective without any judgement. She then proceeded to viciously attack me and tell me I am a “silly woman who is shallow and unevolved”. That I have no clue to what I was saying and that she had 55 years of experience even though she was clearly around that age. Nevermind the years before you could talk or walk or go through puberty and high school. NOPE, she has 55 years! I then assured her that I am not judging her and that this was just another perspective of life. She then asked me on what basis I had to say anything, not to mention, she posted publicly on FB where if you are friends you are an open post. I told her about my studies and experience and then she attacked me again and continue to post other posts on her page about my stupidity and lack of knowledge and how I am on the “Fast track” to spirituality. Another friend of hers joined the bandwagon and said that I was antagonizing when I said that there are many paths to the “one pure source” and not one is right or wrong. This comment sent them off the roof!! They both were telling me how young and stupid I was and How they can’t believe this is how a majority of people in the world think.

For the most part I was standing back thinking, The very thing they are accusing me of is the VERY THING they are doing.And they couldn’t see it. Even for someone with 55 years!! So in essence, it was humorous. But on the other hand it was sad to me, that there is this sort of separation happening in the world. I am calling it “Spiritual Snobbery.” That we are feeling “spiritual” and saying and labeling it and announcing,” I am better than you, I am smarter and more evolved than you” Did Jesus go around saying that to people? NO, he was saying that we can do the same thing that he has done. That we are equal in our makeup. how can we move forward in the world if we are comparing our Self constantly.

A few years ago I was homeless. Maybe this was part of my path but in that experience, I was able to see the world from the outside in.  I saw how some homeless were treated and how in our everyday world we separate our Self from this or try not to look at it. How society never talks about it or pretends that it doesn’t happen to people, but it does. After that, I saw the world differently. When I see homeless people, I understand that feeling, I understand those concerns and worries, they are daily, they are of meal to meal, they are of separation. And I don’t want to participate in doing that to anyone. When I see a homeless person now, I give or buy them a meal but without judging them or making any comments just saying “hey, I thought of you” and there is still good in the world and hope.


The Black Sheep or maybe just a “lightworker”



“The Black Sheep”. It’s what they call the person who doesn’t fit into the family or maybe the one who is a little different from everyone else. They often say that the family member is “overlysensitive”, maybe even rebellious. This dynamic plays out in families very often and through the years I hear it from many people often people that I call “lightworkers”. They just never quite “fit” into the family dynamic. There is a psychological messaging that follows being in this dynamic and that is that YOU need to be “fixed”, that something is wrong with you. That somehow everyone else in your family is normal but you are the one who is out of place. When we often find our selves in this family dynamic from an early age, we work very hard to change ourselves to fit in, we give up our God given power to survive and become accepted into the family dynamic. We change who we really are just to be loved and accepted by the ones who are supposed to be our caregivers. Often when this happens to “lightworkers” there is a high rate of attempted suicide or suicide. For most of your life you try to please and be accepted, that you completely lose who you are and your purpose here on Earth. It never occurred to you that you were “different” for a reason. That your divine individual Self was created for a specific purpose. That God did not send you on this Earth to “fit” in or be chastised for being “the black sheep”. This whole time you never realized that you are actually a “lightworker”. And you need the strength of all adversities so that you can transform parts of the world into something greater. Others who were considered different but not seen as a contemporary lightworker were models like Jesus, Buddha, Mandela, Mother Teresa, all these models actually did not follow the norm. Jesus was actually a rebel and he left his family in search for knowledge which back in the day was very unorthodox. Siddartha left his wealth and being a prince to find answers as to why there is misery and the dynamics of lifeand he became Buddha, Mother Teresa set out to do her work mainly alone and not following the advice of others because there was something deep within her to help the masses, and all of them have accomplished great feats for humanity.
When we are labeled as “black sheep” and treated differently from the rest of the family this creates a thought within the mind that something is wrong with you and that you need to be “fixed” somehow. The search for “not good enough” begins and seems never ending. The model of how you are treated is an unconscious condition and how your siblings “see” that is also ingrained within them at an early age, so it too becomes “unconscious” part of the DNA and they learn to treat you as they saw you being treated because it was the only way they learned how to. And to this day it is an interaction that is ingrained within them and so it continues at an adult level. This then strengthens the False belief of “the black sheep” when you interact with your family because all members learned what they saw and also learned to treat you which became their building blocks in their DNA and have become an unconscious pattern they cannot see. All of our adult foundations are absorbed by the age of 8.  And since you have always been the black sheep, it is difficult to make them aware of this because it would break down something they “believe” is true and has been ingrained into their DNA for how to treat you. They have never seen any other way and as Eckart Tolle talks about the painbody, the painbody controls also other benign energies as well, so the energy around you with one of them would make the “Belief True” as even the benign energy would also begin to see that you are “The Black Sheep”.
However, there is hope. The hope is that you have something called a “soul” family. This family looks upon you with great unconditional love, pride, and joy. Your soul family knows why you are here and supports you in every way possible so that you stay alive and claim your power back. That you do not need to “fit” in because in the simple most essence of it all you already do. Your soul family wants you to know that you are perfect just the way you are. You are a “lightworker”, you are sensitive for a reason. There is nothing within you that needs to be fixed. You came here as an individual that God has created so that you can express through your Self something that is very special and wonderful for the world to see. You gave up your power when you were young to survive but it is now time to take your power back and stand in the miracle that you are. Take the reigns and know that you are loved, it’s a love that there are no human words for, it is a light that shines so bright that doesn’t hurt to look at, it’s a pride looked down upon you that has never been expressed here on Earth. You are not a “black Sheep”, you are a “lightworker”, a healer, an indigo child, a crystal being, something special to be celebrated. Wake from the false belief of what others think about you and connect to your soul family and ask for guidance. This family is deeper than blood they have known you before you arrived onto the Earth when you were your lightbody, when you decided to make the decision to come to earth to help the planet. They look at you now in Awe.

other meditators

Other Meditators for a little Inspiration 😉