International Psychic, Spiritual Healer, Teacher, Author & Professional Artist Rev Martina Schmidt shares her life authentically- including conversations with her spirit guides.
She has a part time healing/soul coaching practice and also owns an uplifting store in Sedona called Soul Shine where she shares her artwork and focuses on uplifting humanity one soul at a time.
Statler: Why? Can't you see anything? Waldorf: That's the problem. I can see everything.
One of the great lessons, I believe, that Jim Henson taught me as a child is to face the hecklers in my life and to recognize they are a natural part of our every day audience.
Never are we faced with 100% support by everyone we meet.
There are always going to be those who don't appreciate the performance you are giving the world. And most likely, they'll let you know about it.
And hardly ever do we meet change in our life without some part of us resisting it with nasty or fearful comments- trying to get us to stay right where we are, or to plain ol' just give up and get off the stage.
Kermit the Frog, one of my gurus in life, never gave up. The show must go on!
He did however constantly deal with interruptions, complaints and the insecurities and big egos of his cast members. But the show kept going......
Opportunities will come and you will be asked to take the stage in your own life. And you'll know your on stage because that's the moment when everyone starts giving you their opinion and advice or you inner voices start heckling you with all the "what ifs" and "you're not good enoughs" to make you want to go backstage and hide.
DON'T do it! Absolutely keep on performing- because quietly in that audience there are other parts of you watching. Watching and waiting for you to be BRAVE and to SPARKLE they way they knew you could someday- Parts of you that love you and need you to sing for them, and dance for them because they don't feel big enough to do it themselves. So, you my dear, are the Star Act of your own Show and if you don't perform, or you let the hecklers and fear mongers scare you off the stage- the world will never hear your music.
And that is too sad for me to even think about.
I've been on stage too many times to count now (sometimes literally) and I have to say, I've grown fond of my hecklers inside. They make me laugh and they give my middle finger excellent exercise. And each time a new part of me is asked to be strong and take the stage, I find myself, just like Kermit encouraging and pushing myself to say "YES" to whatever song I'm asked to sing next. I"ll give it my "all" for the parts of me who were told "you can't" or "you shouldn't".
In fact, it's the very act of showing those hecklers who owns the stage that makes it so exhilarating in the first place!
It's what gives my life aliveness, meaning and fulfillment- showing others how to Sparkle.
And isn't that the whole reason we are on this stage of life anyways?
So ask yourself today- what's calling me onto the stage of my life?
What am I yearning to give to the world?
And when those inner hecklers start throwing out all the reasons you suck- show em your middle finger and sing louder.
I am a Witness to LOVE.
The Angel's Light is Entering the Scene (note if there had been a flash it would have reflected off of the stainless steel around the window- also note, that is not a sign to the left of the light)
The Angel's Light Opening to Receive the boy- Carried by Christ into the light
On Wednesday May 30, 2012 I was in the last train car of the Missouri River Runner, which had just left St. Louis and was headed to Jefferson City where my dear 18 yr. old son was going to pick me up. We had taken the train down for the first time in 22 years- so that I could return my son's car to Wisconsin for him, while he flew his new airplane home.
We expected no delays and a beautiful trip, even though that morning I had a quick premonition that we might hit a boy on our train ride. The thought was painful and felt so bad that I quickly dismissed it thinking- "what an awful thing to think". That thought later came back to challenge me, as exactly that situat…
I have a card that sits in my art room, that I purchased at Three Sister's Spirit which reads: I'm fairly certain that given a Cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world
Now, aside from the literal translation- I love this card and it's truth because of what it reminds me about myself and my life.
My "Cape" is my faith of a divine plan for my life. I carry it on my shoulders as a sense of responsibility to myself and to my fellow souls on this Earth. I know in my heart I am here with a very clear purpose and that my life will flow and carry me in each moment towards expressing that purpose. If I enjoy it or not, it's my choice.
I discovered my purpose in 2001 at my ministerial training retreat. Our teacher had suggested that we go sit with God, alone, and listen to why we had been called to the ministry. I admit I was afraid, not of hearing nothing, but of actually hearing something that felt too big, or heavy to take on.
A friend of mine is going through what I would call an extreme challenge. Her son faced a very difficult situation years ago- he was a teenager and had a long term relationship with a young lady who was also a teenager. After he turned 18, the relationship ended in a bad break up- as most teenage relationships do. The young lady, angry about his ending things, decided to make him 'pay' for leaving her and reported to her mother that the relationship had been an intimate one (and perhaps you already know where I'm going with this). Because of our federal laws, this is considered sexual abuse and this young man ended up in prison for 3 years.
I remember when it happened. It sickened all of us who knew and loved him. How could this happen? It made no sense to me- the unfairness of it all. The relationship had been consensual and they were only 2 years apart in age.
Through this whole ordeal, he kept his head high and his heart open. He overcame those 3 years with in…