Connecting with the Divine Matrix
By Gregg Braden
How do you know if you are connected to a higher power? First, let’s
agree on what to call this higher power often called God, but many words
could be substituted. One such term is the Cosmic Consciousness, as Edgar
Cayce suggests or The Oneness as Buddhists reference.
I grew up with the Star Wars Epic and the use of the term May the Force
be with you, referring to this same higher power. Most recently, I
heard Gregg Braden speak on the “Divine Matrix”, which is my
current favorite. I’m a left brained person by nature and his scientific
approach to the elements of spirituality is appealing.
Why is it that many of our current speakers on spirituality come from a
scientific background? Barbara Brennan, author of Hands of Light, was an
aerospace engineer in a prior career. Gregg Braden, author of The God
Code, The Divine Matrix and other books, comes from a geology
and aerospace background.
It’s interesting to note that I come from a scientific background
having studied physics for my undergraduate work and later technology management
in my graduate program. Perhaps this scientific background has helped me
to understand the new quantum explanations of religion and spirituality.
When I went on to study intuitive development, one of my early mentors
was Roslyn Bruyere, a contemporary of Barbara Brennan’s who was also
an engineer prior to becoming a minister and founder of the Healing Light
Church. These are just a few examples that I personal knowledge of since
the actual list is too numerous to provide.
My current profession is that of project manager making use of my prior
studies in an interesting way; that of applying the intuitive abilities to
the skill areas of the corporate world and contributed significantly to a
successful project management career. Said in a slightly different way, my
understanding of right brain access to intuition and creativity helps me
to work in a rather left brained corporate environment. I also find that
the Universe has a way of teaching me so that I can teach others. Here’s
an example of my experience and what I learned:
As the day of my briefing drew near, the fear intensified. Would I be accepted?
Would I deliver the message well? Would the audience be receptive? These
were my inner thoughts of fear. Then there were the inner thoughts that were
supportive: The industry association sponsoring my presentation wouldn’t
have scheduled the program if they had had doubts about my abilities to prepare
an awesome briefing.
Why was I so afraid? The words rang in my head, fear and love cannot fill
the same space! I had to transmute this fear and turn it into love. Could
I do it? I was told that fear and love are opposites, so if there’s
no fear, there has to be love in its place. Ok, but how does one transmute
I knew in my heart that the Universe was supporting me. The message came
through loud and clear. The program was scheduled on the New Moon, the best
time for any new ventures, new projects or anything new. I was venturing
into uncharted waters in my attempt to bring spiritual ideas into a corporate
environment, so it was certainly a new venture.
This was probably the only third Tuesday of a month in the entire year
that was a New Moon and yet, it was THE DAY of my presentation. How did that
happen? I decided on a date for the program date six months before, in October.
When asked, when would you like to do your program? April, I answered without
much thought. It would give me a chance to get through the winter and spring
seemed like a good time of year.
For sure I hadn’t checked the lunar calendar; however, when I did
check the calendar a few weeks before my program and discovered that it was
the New Moon I did a jump for joy! Yes, a New Moon! The actual day of the
New Moon! To me, this was a message that the Universe was supporting me in
this new venture. So, why was I afraid? And what could I do about it?
Two weeks prior to my presentation, I went to the ARE in Virginia Beach
for the Easter Conference to see Gregg Braden speak on his new book, The
Besides being a fabulous speaker and presenter, I learned a lot about his
concept of universal oneness which he termed, the Divine Matrix. Watching
a real pro in action was a great opportunity for me to learn about voice
projection, audience interaction and his sense of humor.
His presence and connection to the audience were very special….I
took copious notes but I learned the most from just feeling how he interacted
with the audience. His main message is that we’re all connected and
what happens to one impacts all others.
When I was practicing my presentation, even with no one in front of me,
I was getting nervous, especially in the pit of my stomach. From studying
Reiki and energy work, I knew this was a second charka problem. The second
charka is also the seat of where the fear vs. love polarity resides.
Expressions of my creativity had been locked away for so long that I had
pockets of energy that clogged up the works, so to speak. (I had two bouts
of abdominal surgery in just a year and a half). Fear and love cannot exist
at the same time. I needed to unlock this creative energy since it was keeping
me from fulfilling my life mission – to foster spiritual concepts in
This presentation would be a good start on accomplishing that – IF,
it was well received. That’s what the fear was about – the possibility
of being successful and that I would then have to act on the results. I would
have to start my business in earnest. I’d have to move into action!
These were exciting thoughts, but also scary to me.
There was a shift in my own consciousness required and I knew that. From
my studies and work with clients, I know that our thoughts create our world.
Change our thoughts and the rest follows. I had to change my thought pattern.
I began to think of the Divine Matrix and how I was connected to the grid
of all people and things on the earth. Many words could be used to describe
the Oneness, but I felt comfortable with this one, that of the Divine Matrix,
having just heard Gregg’s dynamic presentation a few weeks earlier.
I meditated for about 30 minutes while including this changed thought pattern
using the paradigm shift that the Divine Matrix represented. A remarkable
thing happened. Not only was I connected to the Divine Matrix but I sensed
that all the people in my expected audience were also connected.
In other words, in my being part of the One, all those in the audience,
even those not yet in attendance but were expected to be, were also part
of the One. We were already connected even though I hadn’t started
my presentation yet.
If we were all One, and part of the same whole, then I was essentially
briefing to myself and to the same energy. There was nothing to be afraid
of… the fear left me. When I meditated on this idea, even for a few
minutes prior to a run through, it went extremely well, I felt quiet, at
peace and I was in the zone and connected. If I tried to go over the briefing
without this preparation, I found myself stumbling over my own words, confusing
concepts and not remembering the connections between ideas!
The night of the presentation finally arrived. Several of my work associates
attended for morale support. I meditated for about 20 minutes before the
program. I cleared the room of negative energy using Reiki techniques; but,
most importantly, I connected to the Divine Matrix using the paradigm shift
“We are all one and I am connected. This is the right thing for me
to do. There is nothing to be afraid of. There is only love in the room.
I felt totally calm. The walking microphone was placed on my lapel and
I began. While on the podium, looking out over the approximately 200 people
in attendance, I felt a connection – as if there was a grid spread
over the audience including myself.
I was relaxed, calm and delivered my content flawlessly. I was excited
and emphasized my points appropriately. When I finished I looked at my watch.
Forty minutes had zipped by. Time passed by without notice. I just smiled
at the audience as they clapped. There had been very little moving about.
Only a few people came in or went out of the room which was quick unusual.
They were connected to me and wanted to hear what I had to say. I had been
One with the audience and they were part of it. They were engaged, enjoyed
it, but most important, they felt the connection to me.
I accomplished my purpose. I demonstrated what I had briefed. I walked
the talk. It felt good. Now I know what to do. Anyone can do it, as long
as you really connect.
*Author’s note: I studied at the Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive
Studies for 3 years with Carol Anne Liaros and Henry Reed to receive the
personal certificates in psychic competency. I then became a 3rd level Reiki
I currently have a part-time business as an intuitive life coach called,
Life Transformations which I’m aiming to become a full-time retirement
business. For more information see www.empowerchangenow.com
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