What if?

What if you ceased all worry?
What if you began to smile more often?
What if you took a deep breath every few minutes?
What would happen?

Do you realize how much time, effort and energy goes into worry? Worry about things you cannot change. Worry about possibilities that are only that, possibilities. Worry about the past, the future. Have you ever considered the fact that you rarely worry about the immediate present? This is the time of action, the time of now, the time currently unfolding in your life.

The only time that exists is the present. The past is over and done, the future yet to unfold. So then why do you spend so much time and energy focusing on something that does not even exist? Imagination is a tool that feeds creativity. However, imagining something in your mind and just allowing it to sit there and gain strength is not productive. The present is a time of action and the only time over which you have control of your actions. Control of YOUR actions, not those of another.

Memories are teaching moments. How they make you feel tells you whether you acted from your heart or out of fear or anger. They are tools to show you how far you have come or what you should consider changing. Can you understand the continuum of your life? Actions taken. Memories of those actions. Reflection on change or not. Then actions once again with hopes of different or similar outcomes.

The key word in this continuum is action. Which can only occur in the present, for that is all that exists. You have no control of the past or the future, only of the now. Acting with pure intent is all that needs to be done. And if intent was not pure in a past instant, then it can be pure in this very instant.

There is a reason why memories are forgotten or different for everyone involved. The lesson has been learned and so the memory no longer fills a need. Individual memories of the same interaction differ because each participant has a different lesson to learn from that interaction. And once the lesson is complete, the emotional charge will dissipate from that memory. And soon, the memory will cease to exist for it is no longer necessary for growth.

The present is all that is real. The future has not yet occurred. And how your life changes from moment to moment is dependent on the web of connection and on how you choose to manifest the future. In the school of life, the past is the textbook, the present the test, and the future the result of how much you have learned from that textbook. It is the continuum of life dependent only on what you do NOW.

So smile and see the beauty around you.
Take a deep breath and center yourself.
Worry changes nothing, only action moves you forward.
And your destination changes with each passing moment.

You cannot be sure of what will happen. You can only be sure of how you will be in the moment. And as you become more accustomed to acting with pure intent, the future matters not. For you can be certain that pure intent in action is all that is required to move forward in light and in love.

Memories

Deep within each and every one of you is the memory of times past. A time of peace and love and joy. When that was all that was. A time of complete knowledge of the connectedness of all things. A time of At-one-ness.

It is possible for you to draw on those memories now. And now is the time to do so. Many of you have diverted from your path, from your initial reason for coming into being on this plane. It is easy to do, we understand, with the heaviness and the illusion of separateness.

The truth is that you came here to learn, to serve and to better understand the workings of the universe. Take the blinders off and open your eyes so that you can better see what surrounds you. Shake your heads and clear your minds so that the knowledge you seek can better flow within you. Open your hearts so that you can feel the love that abounds. Not only from others in human form, but from all living entities here. From your plants, your trees, your furry creatures, your rocks, from Mother Earth. From everything that surrounds you.

Do you often get a sense of recognition at a time you least expect it? Do you often get a sense of longing for what, you do not know? Do you often hear a gentle voice guiding you in your daily lives? Remember, see and feel these emotions. They will help you to move back onto your path from which some of you have strayed.

Consider a child playing contentedly, who is then distracted by a shiny object. You are like that child who started on her path, but who was distracted by false promises. Return to us and to the path you came to walk. Stop, breath and remember from where you came and the course you came to travel.

We talk not of human memories, but of memories of times before your existence here upon this plane. Those memories are there, deep within each and every one of you. And when you catch a glimpse of one, you will be moved to tears. From the complete and utter simplicity of joy and love that fills that memory. Allow those memories to slowly surface. And you will better see the illusions of your ways here upon this physical plane. It is time to do so.

You are brave souls to have chosen this path. For the feeling of separateness here is more challenging than in other worlds. But this was your choice to come here. You knew it was only for a short period of time and you knew to where you would return. We applaud you for being here and support your choice. We are also your connection to your existence before and after your time here upon this plane.

Understand that this existence is only a temporary part of your journey. You have many wonderful experiences yet ahead of you and behind you. Remember who you are, and the power which is yours. Stop the self judgment, the comparisons, the worry. You are exactly where you should be at this very moment. And though the human body is fragile, you, in your true and natural form are perfect. You are light and love and joy. Tend the fragile vessel in which you live. But understand that you are far more than this vessel. You are so much greater than that.

Allow the memories to flow and you will begin to understand. You are here to learn, to love, to grow. And when you return into our arms you will say, ‘Ah, that was quite a ride!’