Observation

What is it that you see

As you look around your world?

Do you see the same as others?

Are you seeing reality

Or an illusion

Affected by your own beliefs

And judgments?

What is your reality?

Dear One, as you move through your day and interact with others and with nature, can you be sure that what you see is true reality or an illusion? We have told you before that you create your own world. And your creations are affected by your emotions, your biases and your spiritual growth. What do you see? And if you look a second time, will your vision of reality be the same?

How much do you fail to notice as you move through your world? Walking around encased within your mind, thinking of past or future events, how much do you fail to observe throughout your day? Have you missed the silent cues offered by others, the nuances that reveal true meaning masked by your misperceptions of someone or something? Are you able to move forward with neutrality and open-mindedness as you view your world?

Human emotions can cloud your vision and Ego can encourage you to see only through one lens of perception. But what if, what if you were able to just listen to another with the intent to learn from them? What if you were able to observe without expectation and familiarity? You often believe that having seen something, having met someone, that you know and understand exactly what they have to offer you. When in fact the complexity of human existence can create new experiences with every encounter you have, even with the familiar.

The key is to be open and receptive to what is being revealed to you. Human ego tells you that you know and understand a situation because you have experienced it once before, because you have walked that path once before. When in fact, life exists within a web of connection and something you feel is familiar has changed between encounters, often in subtle and sometimes momentous ways because of this connection.

Consider your physical body and how it changes every day. Consider the forces of nature and how they change every day. Consider your emotional state and how that changes every day. Why then would not the world you observe change every day as well? It would serve you well to step back from that assumption that your knowledge is complete about a person or a situation. Can you approach your day as a naïve child, as if seeing everything for the first time? For indeed, you are.

Take the time to listen, with complete focus on what you are hearing; to see, with complete focus on what you are observing, to feel, to taste, to smell as if for the first time. The complexities of life can reveal much to you if you move forward with an open heart, with the awareness that what or who you are encountering has something to teach you.

It matters not if you have different viewpoints during a discussion. It matters not if you do not like what you see or experience. Rather than judge, ask yourself what you can learn from this situation. Upon silent reflection, you will be surprised at what might enter your consciousness and how well it can serve you as you move forward upon your journey.

Dear One, make no assumptions about anyone or anything, for all of creation is in constant flux and nothing remains static. You do yourself and others a disservice if you approach your day without the humility of a student knowing that they have much to learn. Your network of connection to all things has much to teach you, if you allow yourself to see what it has to offer.

The result may be a wondrous feeling of awe, inspiration or pure joy as you observe beauty where you once saw only ruin; strength rather than weakness; or gentleness underneath the hardened exterior. All are possible as you change your way of observing your world.

Be present

Be aware

Put aside your emotional attachments

And see through a neutral lens.

Your vision will clear and show you

A world more loving and beautiful,

A world in constant movement

Towards knowledge and connection.

For you are and always will be

One With All of Thee.

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A Personal Note on the Holidays

The holiday season is here, celebrated in many different ways, with many different traditions. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and others less well known, but not any less important. I felt very compelled to celebrate the Solstice this year by honoring Mother Earth, joining others across the world as we all offered our contributions to peace and to the sacred. And last night the full moon shared her beauty as the night sky was as bright as day, illuminated by the powerful reflection of the moon’s light.

Have we forgotten to see the beauty that surrounds us? Especially at this time of year, when so many are rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts, planning the perfect meals or presenting the perfect holiday parties as we all gather together with high expectations for these outcomes. Because of my gifts, I can feel the anxieties of others as they scurry about trying to live up to the advertiser’s portrayal of the perfect holiday gathering.

I think about those who have nowhere to go, perhaps have no home or money to even participate. How must they feel at this time of year? Yes, there are avenues for giving to those who have less and many are generous with their time and their money to help others. And I honor the generosity of those who reach out to lift up others this time of year.

But once again, I question how we focus so much on physical giving rather than honoring the sacredness of life. Not only the lives of those we love, but the life of the Mother, who gives to us daily without charge. Can we begin to offer gratitude for all the gifts we have received in order to even live our lives here upon this physical plane? I think of climate change, deforestation, pollution and the pervasive fear of lack and feel we can do a better job of honoring the Mother.

This is a time of awakening and change and I know that many of you are feeling it, even though you may not be conscious of exactly what is happening to you. For those of you who are facing challenges in your personal life at this time, I repeat what I am told so often, that you are not alone because you are connected to all of creation. This includes your connection to the Mother and all of her creatures.

Life is sacred, all of life. And I encourage you to live your life authentically and with that personal power we so often give away to others. The physical possessions we own do not matter as much as the love that surrounds us. We have so much to give and I hope that you can give and accept love in your daily life. Often the quiet, unassuming actions of generosity and love go unnoticed. Look around you and share from that deep reservoir of love which exists within you.

Holiday traditions are wonderful and can be a part of life to which we look forward every year. I know that I have many fond memories of family traditions throughout my life. But please know that love is the basis of our existence. Honor the love that surrounds you, love that comes from those around you, from the Mother and from the unseen world.

The pendulum of life has swung far to the side of fear and it is time to begin to bring it back to center. It is possible and is occurring as many are quietly doing their part to eradicate fear and bring peace back into our way of life.

You are a part of this awakening and I ask you to take time to give gratitude for all that has been given to you. Share your loving nature with others and most importantly with yourself. For you have come so far and have so much further to go on your personal journey.

If you need some quiet time to reflect and replenish, then do so.

If you feel the need to change your traditions because they no longer serve you, then do so.

If you are feeling alone and forgotten, please know that you are not.

We are in this together, this human existence and love will move us forward and see us through.

I send out my love to each and every one of you in hopes that you can feel the joy of life every day of your existence. And I offer my gratitude to all of you for what you are doing to change this world.

Thank you for allowing me this space to ramble and reflect. And thank you for continuing to follow this blog.

I wish you all peace and joy and a gentle path forward. May we all do what we can to honor each other and the Mother.

With deepest love

Celine

 

 

Desire

What is it that you desire?

Does it elude you at every turn?

Or can you see the path forward

To reach your personal goals?

Are you certain of what you want

Or is it displaced desire for something else?

How do you tell the difference?

Dear One, the truth is that you have everything that you need emotionally and spiritually to move forward on the path you have chosen for this lifetime. You are loved unconditionally, have more power than you recognize and are gently being guided forward with every breath that you take.

Yes, many live a life filled with challenges and the human mind sees these challenges as lack; of love, of power, of the bare necessities required for a life of prosperity and health. What you do not remember is the choices made before you embodied the vessel which carries your very soul this day. You do not see the big picture and continue to view this life as a singular existence controlled only by external conditions.

Dear One, can you take a different view of life here upon this physical plane? Can you view these challenges as a means to an end; growth for you or for the world? Because all are connected, your life has meaning and purpose for moving the conscious collective forward in a way not possible on other realms.

Can you reflect upon how far you have come because of the challenges laid before you? And having had these experiences, can you see how you are in a better position to be compassionate towards others, to teach others who now face the same experiences you have had? Can you understand that many souls purposefully embodied for a life of physical challenges in order to inspire and encourage others to live a more compassionate life filled with gratitude and grace?

This physical existence is but a mere blink of an eye for a divine being with eternal life. Your position in this life was chosen by you to learn or to teach the lessons required for the forward movement of the Universal All. Contracts were made for interactions to be encountered while on this earthly plane. And all of these decisions made prior to embodiment were motivated by love and only love.

This way of being has been enhanced by the loss of memory of who you truly are and how you are connected to each other on this physical realm and beyond. But the time is now for you to begin to remember the truth of your existence and your purpose of being here in the life you are living at this very moment.

Yes, choices made prior to embodiment were pure but sometimes without the realization of the pull of the physical existence. For this plane offers many experiences not available elsewhere and without the memory of the initial contract, some have veered off course and not fulfilled the promises made.

But more and more of you are now awakening and beginning to see the connections across realms and how this life is an illusion created for the purpose of learning. Many have come as a catalyst to encourage others to move forward with grace and love.

Reflect upon that which you desire and ask yourself if this desire comes from your physical being or your divine being? Is this desire motivated by gentle guidance to lead you down your chosen path? Or is that desire a product of allowing the physical world to dis-empower you?

Remember that you are loved unconditionally and despite what occurs upon this physical plane, you will be welcomed home with open arms and a loving embrace. For you cannot fail in this lifetime of physical existence. Everything that you experience is another lesson learned by you and by the All.

Honor those who have chosen challenging lives for the purpose of moving the All forward. Honor your greatest adversaries for giving you the opportunities to move forward in grace. Open your eyes and view this physical existence for what it truly is, a learning ground for the Oneness of All. And honor yourself for having the courage to experience this plane embodied in a form which creates the illusion of separateness, lacking the memory of who you truly are.

You, Dear One, are now awakening to the truth of your existence. Discard your old views of this world and allow a different perspective to guide you. Open your heart and allow the love within to emerge and embrace this world. Walk in grace, take back your power and honor the connection you have with the All of Creation.

You, Dear One, have purpose.

You have grace and more power than you realize.

Dig down deep and allow the memories to arise.

And see things as they truly are.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Loss

Is it truly taking something away from you?

Or is it a transition to a new way of being?

Does the impermanence of this life set you back

Or gently guide you forward?

Can you accept these changes with love and gratitude?

Can you understand that it is not truly a loss

But a transformation of being

 For you and others?

Dear One, this human existence allows for many forms of transformation, of loss, as you see it. There is the loss of a livelihood, of possessions, of health or loved ones. With each of these changes in your life you grieve, for an old way of being. But after the grief is over, can you look forward to the possibilities that these transformations provide for you?

Remember the web of connection, how all of existence is affected by your actions or by those of another. Remember that you are gently guided forward every moment of your existence by loving beings who encourage you to grow. And remember that without change, there is no forward movement.

Loss of a loved one is not truly a loss, but a transformation of being. That is to say that your loved one is still present in your life, but in a different way. Be it through a transition to an energetic state as they leave their physical body behind, or in a relationship that has changed, the connection is transformed but still remains; for all are connected.

As the grief, the anger, the emotion subsides, are you able to step back and take a wider view of this transition and how it affects you? Can you see what the gift might be in this transformation occurring in your life? For there is always a gift present in every transition in your life, if you can view it from a different lens.

Yes, the transformation may bring new challenges for you, but do not despair, for you always have support waiting for your call for help. Ask for guidance, for the ability to see things more clearly, as you step onto new ground, moving into uncharted territory in your life.

Dear One, what occurs to you is never a punishment, but an opportunity for personal growth. For your reason for being here upon this physical plane is to experience personal growth in a way unique to this existence. Please remember that you are a divine being who has more power and connection than you realize. And often these transitions occur to open your eyes to seeing yourself and your world in a different light.

This is a time of awakening for all. A shift in consciousness is occurring and it will challenge you to look through a different lens. Remember the times when what you wished for never occurred and at a later date, upon reflection, you were relieved that your wish was not fulfilled.

The challenge of this physical life is that you can not see the whole picture. The perspective that you have is a more personal one and does not include seeing how the connections of the All are affected. There is an intricate network among all of creation which ebbs and flows with the movement of energies across the spectrum of life. Can you trust that love is the hand that moves this vast cosmic connection forward?

Dear One, again we tell you what courageous souls you are to have chosen this physical life. For with it came a loss of the memory of who you truly are and how you are connected to the All. However, the time is now ripe for your awakening to this truth that has been buried deep within you for so long. It is emerging as you realize that the way of being to which you have been accustomed for so long is no longer working. And it is time to change your perspective.

There is never truly loss, only transition. And you have the strength and the help to move through these transitions with grace. You are more powerful than you realize and can create a world of love and abundance. Embrace the love which surrounds you and use it to change the world. For change begins with you.

Through which lens

Do you choose to see your world?

The choice is yours

And you have loving beings

Eager to guide you forward.

Rediscover who you truly are

A divine being on a physical journey,

Empowered and connected.

Dear One with All of Thee.

Searching

So many are searching

For answers

For purpose

For peace and connection.

How and where does this search end?

Dear One, you live in a world of duality, showing you contrasting ways of being. Is one way better than another or does it not matter how you live your life? Where does this end and how do you feel at the culmination of your physical life?

The world in which you live has been created by you. Yes, the original template, the physical reality was placed here before your arrival. But the energies that have grown upon this plane have been created by you, through your thoughts, your words and your actions.

The world that you see is affected by the perspective you choose to use as you scan your environment. And your perspective is driven by your personal experiences. Your view is filtered through the emotions that have resulted from those personal experiences. For this reason, two people might view the exact same situation and give polar opposite explanations of what has occurred.

The energetic vibration is rising throughout the entire Universe and it is also affecting this physical plane of existence. You have come full circle from when you were a child, not distinguishing between self and non-self. As you matured, so did your Ego, and much of your life has been driven by that Ego. However, now you have come back to the beginning, realizing that there is a different way of being than just following Ego. You have begun to realize that life has lost its purpose, its glow and so you have begun to search for answers for this feeling of disconnect.

Part of this is due to the rising energies across the cosmos. Since you are an energetic being, you feel the pull but do not know how to reconcile the discord between what you see and what you wish to see in your world. This is yet another gentle reminder that it is time for you to adjust your way of being. You are being guided forward in a way that feels unfamiliar to you as you have not nurtured your connection with the All for much of your life.

This is a period of readjustment for all of creation, including this physical realm which feels it yet is unable to reconcile it due to lack of practice. But do not despair for it is always possible to make corrections so that you feel more at peace as you move forward.

It is time for you to move into stillness to re-discover the connections that have been there throughout your life. These are your connections to your higher self, to the Source, to the loving guides who have followed your progress in this physical existence. It is time to lift up the shade and allow the light to shine through.

How do you find your answers? They are within the stillness. The peace you seek is within your breath as you bring in the life force of loving energies and send them back out into your world. Dear One, if you are creator of your world, you are able to change it. For it begins with you.

All of creation is divine. All interactions are sacred. There is abundance for all provided by the Mother. Connections are made through sacred reciprocity, for the results of your actions are mirrors of how you approach your life. Open your eyes to the sacred connections you have with all of creation and move forward with grace and respect for all who cross your path.

Rather than dishonoring the differences among you, embrace them. For it is from the uniqueness of each individual that they will find their gifts, their purpose for being here at this time. And underneath the illusion of separateness, there is a commonality, a connection between all souls. You are all a piece of the Divine, created in love.

Search no more for your answers in the chaos that surrounds you, for the answers come from within. Allow yourself the gift of stillness as part of your daily routine. Understand that change begins with you, that no action is too small or insignificant. For all actions, words or thoughts are magnified greatly if they come from love. Like attracts like and loving kindness will only encourage more of the same.

Dear One, your life has a purpose and it is to re-discover your own divinity. Understanding this will guide you as you move forward. Grace will begin to fill your interactions and your world will begin to lighten as the shadow of fear begins to dissolve.

Change begins with you

In your discovery of who you really are.

Connected to all of creation

Through your energetic vibrations.

Allow your signature glow to emerge

And see how others will follow suit,

Inspired by you and your loving kindness

Dear One With All of Thee.

It’s Hunting Season

hunting season

Deer in Blue Mood by Nicole Gelinas http://www.fineartamerica.com

It’s 6AM and still pitch black outside. I’m outside with the dog on our first walk of the day around the property. I’ve already done my morning meditation and have felt the surge of energies coming in from above. It’s a beautiful morning, not too cold. The moon is just past full and I can see Venus shining in the Southern sky.

As I walk, I do my morning prayers, blessing the world, my property and all of creation. I stop and look at the moon as it begins its descent for the day. And I thank it for sharing its beauty with me. I just stand there soaking up the silence. No planes, no cars, no equipment running and no gunshots. I allow the peace and the moonlit morning to envelop me as I bless the day.

And then I hear it. The gunshot. And it is close. It jars me so much tears begin to flow. Its hunting season here and I live in the country. I have allowed myself to be wide open as I connect with the day and the gunshot rattles me to the core. It’s dark outside and they are not supposed to hunt deer in the dark. I look towards the sound and I can see the red light from the gun through my naked trees. And I hurry back into the house with the dog. Although they are not on my property, they are close.

Last fall they clear cut that land behind my house and I mourned the loss of those magnificent hardwood trees. The noise and dust were overwhelming, and I felt that my space was being invaded.  But the loggers were just doing their job and they were very respectful of me, as much as they could be under the circumstances. Fortunately, I have a little buffer of my own trees before you see the damage done. After it was over, some friends and I did ceremony out there for the lost trees and I felt better.

Now it is deer hunting season and the owner of that land allows hunters to use it. And although I am not a hunter, I understand that the deer need to be culled. I’ve lived through hunting seasons every year that I’ve been on this land. But this year is different because of the clearcut. It’s easier for them to see with the trees gone. I suspect the hunters come in and put down deer corn and just wait, hiding with a clear view of the deer. This year they are hunting closer to my house although they are still within legal limits.

I told myself that when I heard them shoot a deer on Thanksgiving morning as I was preparing the feast for the company coming later that day. But once again it upset me and I had to calm myself down. I could hear the hunter in his glee saying ‘I got it, I got it!’ as I silently blessed the spirit of the deer that was killed. I think it was the buck. I just saw that buck on my land a few weeks ago and I marveled at how handsome he was. At the time I did a silent prayer that he would survive hunting season. I don’t think he did. They came back after dark the next day with an ATV, four of them retrieving the deer carcass.

This is the time of year that tests me. How do I not judge these hunters because I love those deer so much? I try to put myself in their shoes with the adrenaline rush of the hunt and the thrill of the kill. I try to see them ‘just like me’ doing something that they love. And I remind myself that they will be using the meat for food.

But it is hard. All the teachings I share about this life being an illusion come to mind and I am challenged to remember them in my grief. All I can think of doing is to light a candle for the hunted and the hunters. I don’t know these men. They could be my neighbors who would help me in a second if I needed it. Being hunters does not make them bad people.

I think of how the indigenous peoples honored the animals they killed for food. The respect and gratitude expressed for the animal giving its life so that they could survive. I don’t know if these hunters do that or even understand that concept, though I am sure they are grateful for the meat. And so, I do my own ceremony for the cycles of life here upon this land adjacent to mine.

Hunting season ends on January 1st. Another month to go. More time for me to learn to toughen up to this cycle of life. There is a part of me that wants to find that deer corn and pour human urine on it so that the deer don’t eat it. That is my human, visceral response. But is that truly the best response from a spiritual perspective?

Just as I was the one who mourned those magnificent trees that were felled last year, I can also honor the fallen deer as they give up their life’s breath for another’s life. That I can do and will do until this season ends. They will be in my prayers along with the hunters, for we are all one. Even if the hunting causes me distress, we are still all one and don’t I have to walk my talk?

Recognize the Sacred

sacred

http://www.flickr.com momento en la Praia de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro 2012

You are surrounded by the sacred

For all of creation is sacred.

Every moment in time,

Every interaction,

Every breath you take is sacred.

An expression of the Divine.

Dear One, in order to promote the change that is coming to this world, it is necessary for you to recognize the sacred in all that you see, in all that you do. If all of creation comes with purpose from the Divine, then all of existence is filled with the breath of the Divine.

The human mind, this human existence, has steered you away from the concept that all need to be treated with respect and love. You have lost your way because you have lost your ability to see the Divine in all that cross your path. Every molecule that forms every life form is an extension of the Divine.

This hierarchy of power which your societies have created leads only to dead ends. This external source of perceived power feeds only the Ego, but not the Soul. And the soul is where the true power, the true connection to the All exists.

Both Ego and Soul are necessary for existence here upon this plane. Each serves its purpose in the forward movement of the Universal Being. However, the balance between both no longer exists. One is aware of the connection between all of creation, the other relies only on Self to propel itself forward in competition and judgment.

Sacred connections abound in your daily life, be it with the Mother or with any of her charges. But many of you have forgotten the language to speak, to recognize the sacred interactions that are presented to you. This lack of communication, lack of recognition, has led you astray as you focus more upon individual existence and self-absorption.

Would your life not be much easier with conscious communion with the sacred? Would not acceptance of a community of kindred spirits help you discover and realize your purpose for being? Would you not feel more at peace surrounded by love rather than fear and competition?

It begins with you, Dear One, as you remember the connection, the sacred connection, you have with the All That Is. It has been so very long since life was shared in respect and harmony rather than in judgment and discord. But change is possible and reflection upon these words will help open the channels for change within your very being.

Can you begin to see that the creation of this world had a purpose, and that purpose was one of self-discovery for you and for the Divine that lives within you and all things? For every part of creation is another expression of the multi-facets of the Divine. Sacred existence with sacred purpose for being.

You, Dear One, are on the cusp of an awakening so wondrous that all of creation is watching in anticipation. All want you to succeed and come into better understanding of who you truly are and how you have always been surrounded by love. The time is coming for you to remove the blinders that limit your view of your life and that of your world.

Begin now, at this moment, with a breath of release, a breath of acceptance of the sacredness of your own existence. Do not think yourself unworthy, for how can someone who is a part of the Divine be unworthy?

View your life, your world, your surroundings from a different perspective. See the Divine in all who cross your path, in all that you touch, all that you eat, all that you see. Begin to see the sacred threads of existence that connect you to all of creation. For if you do this, you will change how you interact with your world from this moment on.

Walk in love

See your world through a new lens

Allow the sacredness of the All to surround you

And to guide you forward

With the acceptance

Of your own Divinity

Your own sacredness

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

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