Author Archives: Rebecca Winters Rodriguez

About Rebecca Winters Rodriguez

Published Writer: ‘The Prayer For Higher Good’ Available online at www.surrendertotheheart.com In print/circulation since 1999 Translated into 4 languages. The Labyrinth Inspiration Cards© Available online, retreat centers & bookstores and Amazon.com. In print since 2002. Over 10,000 sold) Creator of the Emerging Soul Cards. Former Core Supporter & Registrar for: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers of the World. Traveling with them since 2005. From Nepal to the Lakota nation / from the Arctic circle to the Cheyenne Nation. Previous Work Hospice Consultant. Marketing, Executive team development & annual renewal retreats, agency core values, creating lasting market differentiation. National Conference Presenter: 5 consecutive years have been a presenter at the National Hospice Symposium, Washington DC. Service on National Boards *Appointed to the Advisory Board for ABODE ~ Contemplative Home for the Dying. San Antonio, Texas 2010. *Elected to the Board of Directors of Veriditas / California. Home of The world wide Labyrinth Movement 2009. Special Accomplishments Created the 1st wood labyrinth at my Texas home, Labyrinth of the Lake. www.surrendertotheheart.com

Power ~ Responsibility ~ Energy

 

Standing in Your Higher Power

Power ~ Responsibility

Higher knowledge & wisdom bring a deeper understanding of the power of your thoughts.  Your words and actions are a reflection of your commitment & disciple. No one other than yourself can be responsible for their outcome.

It is not power you are afraid of……but it is the responsibility that accompanies it’s use.

I AM YOU standing in your higher power.

Take a moment to consider the opposite of the first line above.  For example, your thoughts would be random impulsive thinking without reflection & divine guidance.  Now, apply that impulsive thinking to your words. Would your words then become impulsive, ego centered and unconscious?  Take it one step further to your actions.  What actions spring from impulsive, ego centered and unconscious human beings?

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(From the Labyrinth Inspiration Card set)

 We are all born loving, creative, powerful beings made from the stardust of our Creator. Re-Birth your thoughts from your conscious stillness and heart center.  Infuse your words with energy directed from an expanded heart & calm mind.

From this your creations will be in service to the higher good of us all.  Humanity needs a conscious YOU!

(Written in response to the fearful, unconscious Actions taken upon the beautiful souls at the Pulse club in Orlando Florida.) 

Legacy ~ Lineage. A Mothers Day Salute

 

 

Legacy ~ Lineage

LEGACY ~ LINEAGE

    There is a story I sometimes tell myself.  That before my birth, my incarnation, I was standing on the edge of this universe with our creator.  Together we carefully reviewed my choices for this lifetime and the infinite possibilities that lay before me. I could see the electric patterns of my soon to be mother & father and the many growth opportunities they would provide me.  I was reminded that my lifetime was not only about myself, but also about the souls I would encounter along my path.  Then, my creator leaned in very close and whispered to me….. “Your life will also serve countless souls you do not see….choose wisely”.   

     On this Mother’s Day, allow yourself to acknowledge your ancestors…. your lineage through the mother, and the vast repetitive pattern that echoes through her. For it is now cycling through you and being born again in your lifetime.  Honor her unrealized dreams by manifesting yours. Recognize her sacrifices through your achievements and extinguish any regrets by  living your life each day to it’s fullest.  Stand upon her shoulders and you will be in awe of how far you have come and grateful for her legacy.

 

 

FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS

Initial words & actions may trigger pain & anger.

Holding on to their memory creates endless suffering for all of humanity.

Make room for Me

& the generational healing that follows when you forgive yourself & others.

IAM the Holy realignment that follows

The true act of forgiveness is one of the most powerful achievements a human being can attain in this world.  It is the grand achievement that the great mystic & teacher Jesus was hoping to inspire within each of us.  It is an act unlike anything else in the human experience because forgiveness not only serves you and your trespasser, but it also serves humanity.

What act of forgiveness is waiting to unfold within your life?  What powerful steps are you about to take in your life that will raise all of us higher?  I know you can do it because I did.

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Mystery

Mystery

Mystery

When you are ready, more of what is occurring beneath the surface of your life will be revealed.

Unseen energies & alchemical processes are constantly taking place.

Your conscious participation is now more vital than ever before.

What is mysterious to you cannot be explained by the mind alone,

but is interpreted through the awakened heart.

Allow the winds of the unknown to part the veil, if only for a moment, so you may see….

IAM the Mystery and You are the Mystic.

We all carry stories about our lives, our families, childhood, our friends & our lovers. I have carried a story about my parents for 40 years and another about my first love for 30. There are photos of my stories stashed somewhere deep within me as a some kind of ‘proof’ that they are true and undeniable.  Who creates the story around the events in our lives?  And who is just watching….silently observing?

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Blessings

Blessings

Blessings

As you make more room for Me in your life, everything you do becomes a blessing, even to strangers you will never meet.

Your unseen acts of kindness & silent prayers are eternal.  And as they ripple across the universe, you will soon realize….

IAM Grace….Become My conduit.

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When we are in alignment with our core self we are open to miracles. Alignment occurs when all of our bodies have lined up….  Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual….and we become perfect vessels for creator’s light to flow in & through us.  That living light may carry wisdom, healing energies, joy, forgiveness, grace, compassion or pure divine love. And it can be the response to our invocation or to another’s prayer. This story of awakening revolves around a hospice worker I know who was at the bedside of a dying man and became the vessel for the final wish of his lifetime.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Daily Ritual.”

There is something about the predawn hours that gently awakens me each morning.  A presence in those silent hours beckons me to my bedroom window as if to witness the beauty of nature rising just before the sun to celebrate another day.  So I to celebrate each new day with a ritual of celebration and presence.

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To help me stay in the moment, my first thought of the morning is, “Creator, What are we going to do today?”  This keeps me in wonder and not worry about my emerging day.   Then I sift through my seashell filled with tiny icon’s.  Each one, from items of nature to Mexican Milagros, has a special meaning.  Ladybug & sacred geometry, humming bird & joy, leapfrogs mean standing on someone’s shoulder to see beyond illusion etc. etc..  This morning it is the Bumble Bee, my icon of ‘everything is possible!”.     I set this sweet symbol of abundance in view for the rest of my day to remind me that I am guided by a wonderful presence that greets me each morning.

 

 

Endurance ~ Initiation of the Sacred Heart

Endurance

Endurance

When you wake this morning & ask

“How much more is required of me?”

“How deep is my soul’s reservoir & what is my tender heart’s capacity?”

Know This.

Peace will engulf you when you are ready to release that which no longer serves you.

IAM the thorn which pierces the ♥Sacred Heart.

           A mystic once told me “Rebecca, endurance is part of your life path….revealing many life lessons for you…. and for others.”     Let’s just say I wasn’t very excited about this disclosure. I was sure my lessons of endurance were behind me when I sat before him years ago.  Who would intentionally choose endurance as a life path?  Certainly I meant a life path of Excellence, or Endearment, or my all time favorite, Ease & Grace.  Not happening.  Those life paths were being traveled by more fortunate souls.

         But as I read this morning the wisdom within the words of this Endurance Card and it’s powerful closing line:  IAM the thorn which pierces the Sacred Heart….   The symbolic images within those lines sparked my awareness and I have a sudden deep appreciation of this life path.

What are the ‘thorns’ over the years that have pierced my protected heart?  Fear of bleeding, or grieving, or releasing broken dreams.   And what gifts of wonder were revealed to me upon its initial piercing?

                                        It was the initiation of the sacred heart.

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