I’m Cait McWhir, and I live in Oakland, California. After learning how Steve and Kathleen were being inspired by the Lightworkers they met on their West Coast Express Tour, I wondered if we could get people to share something of their journey on the blog. That way we would all get to share in some of the magic!
I became even more enthralled with the idea after I attended the gathering in Fairfax, Marin County. Not only was it a delight and a blessing to meet each other, but to hear something of each person’s unique story was profound and amazing.
As Joseph Campbell once said, “You are the Hero of your own Story.” Lightworkers have an incredible story to tell, and we will be bringing some of these stories to you over the next weeks and months.
Our first contribution is from Terry Andrews. Terry lives in Cannon Beach, Oregon. She had a career as a journalist and book editor until her own ascension process went into high gear.
Her novel, Dance of the Jaguar, won a Silver Nautilus Award, an award given to books that are helping to change our consciousness. Terry shares her awakening journey in classes and workshops in order to help others in their process. She also works one-on-one with people using her ability to read energy.
Engaging Our Solar-Powered Self
by Terry Andrews, Cannon Beach, OR
One thing we all have in common is that at some point we were launched on our journey to awaken. An event took place to trigger our remembering and our knowing, and often we didn’t understand it at the time.
For me, an unexpected declaration emerged during lunch with a friend from the major metropolitan newspaper where we both worked. I still don’t know where the words came from, but I clearly remember his shock at my announcement, out of the blue, that I was quitting my job and going on a spiritual journey. That was 1996.
He thought I was crazy. So did my best friend. I was leaving the job of my dreams, writing and editing, that I had only had for 5 years. (Before that I had been a freelance journalist.) I had no way to explain to them what had triggered me. But, in fact, there were several things that, in hindsight, I was able to piece together. One is that a few years prior, when I was visiting a pyramid in Mexico, the ancient site came to life, and I saw everything as it used to be. There was truth revealed in that moment, and some part of me sensed my destiny waiting in the wings.
I felt I was part of something bigger than I understood. But what was it?
Something else changed too–my relationship with the sun. I noticed the quality of the sunlight became different. That was 1987, long before I knew that light carried information, and the sun was in fact streaming messages and codes to us. Talk about solar power.
Not long after this, I began receiving communications from my grandmother, who had passed away during my trip to Mexico. For two years, she floated around my room at night after I went to bed, telling me everything about the world of spirit. It was a lot to take in, but that was my introduction to ‘something bigger’. Before that I would have told you I didn’t believe in life after death. Her visits changed all that.
After my declaration, things evolved rapidly. I sold my house, packed up my belongings, and moved from Minnesota to the coast of Oregon. It was the proverbial leap off the cliff. Life was about more than success.
Something was missing in my life, but I didn’t know what and I wanted to find out. I was divorced, my son was just finishing college, and I was simply following the prompting of my heart, because I had always wanted to live by the ocean. and I supported myself by editing books and teaching writing at the local college. In my spare time I took a Reiki class, which introduced me to the world of energy. That soon led to taking more classes in other things, all related to energy. I learned how to clear out old patterns and programming. My intuitive ability came back big-time, and suddenly information was coming to me about all kind of things.
I began receiving messages and I made an agreement to follow them. This is something that has helped me enormously, as it led me to learn to trust myself and my intuitive knowing.
We are all hard-wired for this process, and we already have the tools we need within. Intuition is constantly guiding us. So is feeling, or learning to listen to what our heart wants. When we give up thinking our way through life, and switch to feeling our way, things get much easier. Our hearts are wise. When we tune in to what makes us feel good, we can move in that direction. We can move away from what makes us feel less than, or disempowered.
I was on this whirlwind path of discovery until 2001, when I experienced what is often called the dark night of the soul and everything was suddenly topsy-turvy. I think we dive into the depths to clear anything and everything that no longer serves us. While I would not want to repeat this experience, I appreciate what it brought me. Emerging from it, I entered the most creative time of my life. I wrote five books, two of them novels. Writing a novel had been a lifelong dream, but I had no idea how to do it.
Eventually, I set aside all the rules I had learned about writing and just wrote from my heart. I tapped into some spirit guides as well, who were providing information. Fast-forward three years. The first novel was published, and when people started reading it, they resonated so deeply with the truth it contained, they asked me to start a school based on the one I had created in the book. It was an ancient wisdom school.
At first I said no. I had no idea how to teach such classes. But the requesters were persistent. At this point I surrendered to being led into things I never thought I would do–like teaching about how we connect with our own truth and authentic power. I also began doing private sessions with people, helping them to clear their energy fields and connect with their authentic self. With all of this, I was simply following guidance. The minute I began to do something, I was shown how to do it. Or maybe I should say, knowing how to do it was already inside me, waiting to be brought out.
At this same time, my mainstream editing jobs went away. Even though I loved that work, my new endeavors were requiring more of my focus.
(Concluded tomorrow in Part 2.)