The Cycles of Life

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In addition to my inspired posts, I’m also trying to do more writing in my own voice. Recently one of my pieces was published by The Mindful Word. They did such a lovely job of presenting my piece, rather than just copy it here, I decided to post the link instead. I hope you enjoy it and visit The Mindful Word often to read more from their contributing writers.

https://www.themindfulword.org/2018/cycles-of-life-gifts/

I’ll be back again Monday with another one of my usual posts. Thank you so much for being such loyal readers. I’ve been writing this blog now for seven years and the inspiration continues to come every week. I know that I’ve grown so much along the way and I hope that my posts have helped you, as well, to see the world and yourself, through a much kinder, gentler lens.

With kindest regards

Celine

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Listen

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There is much being said to you.

In words, in actions, in silence.

Have you learned how to listen

Not only with your ears

But with your heart?

Dear One, are you willing to listen to the silence and learn what it is telling you? Not only the silence as you sit quietly, but also the silence between the words spoken to you, the silence between actions. Can you begin to recognize the messages told to you in ways unfamiliar to you in this noisy, chaotic world in which you live?

Often you are so busy doing, or preparing for speaking, that you fail to listen, to truly listen to the messages you are being given. All of creation has something to tell you, each in their unique, individual way of connecting.

What does the Mother say to you each morning through the song of her birds or the flow of the wind? What does your body say to you throughout the day as you move, eat, or rest? And what does your higher self say to you in those AHA! moments, in times of synchronicity, or during moments of stillness in your day?

How attuned are you to your surroundings, to your own physical body, to your connection to the All? And how willing are you to listen to others who speak to you of issues on which you disagree? Do you give them the time they need to express their reasons for how they think, for what they want? Or are you dismissing their words in judgment as soon as they begin to speak?

It is important to remember that all who cross your path have something to teach you. All who cross your path are like you in that they are trying to find their way forward in their world. And all who cross your path are searching for love and connection, whether they admit it or not.

Are you able to listen, truly listen and reflect upon what another says to you? All are products of their environment. And the experiences each one of you has had will affect the way you see your world. There is no right or wrong, only diversity in how one sees and experiences their world. What would you learn by allowing someone time to give you their perspective on a situation, an idea, or an interaction?

You have been given so many tools to use here in this lifetime, but how many of you use those tools? Aside from the senses of the human body, you also have your innate gifts of intuition and perception. How many of you use those gifts in listening beyond the words or actions of another to understand the true message being given to you?

To live in peace and harmony with each other, it is necessary to understand that there are elements of truth in everything that is said. Your truth may appear to be different from another’s truth, but the emotions behind both are often the same. Can you begin to listen more carefully rather than spend your energy trying to convince another of seeing the world in the way you see it? For all perceptions are valid and worthy of respect.

Recognize that fear lies behind the loud displays of rhetoric. Fear of the unknown, fear of change, fear of personal growth or fear of loss. You all have experienced this in one form or another. It is part of the human condition. And so, can you take a few breaths, allow the emotion to settle and approach another with compassion rather than with judgment.

Approach another quietly, allow them time to speak without judgment or condemnation, and recognize that what they are saying is their truth, at this moment in time. This may change as each one of you continues to grow. But in this moment, this is all they can see.

Emotions and fear cloud personal vision. It is only when one allows time and place for those emotions to settle that a true exchange of words or ideas or discoveries can begin. Only then can love begin to emerge and become an element of the interaction between you.

Pause, breathe and listen, truly listen, to all that is said with and without words. Come from compassion rather than judgment. For remember that all are connected. And the experiences of another can give you valuable knowledge without your having to repeat those same experiences. This is the way of the Universe as you share your lessons learned with realms far beyond this physical plane.

Allow love to transmute

The fear within others

Within yourself

And see how your world can change.

Dear One With All of Thee.

What is the Next Step?

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Where do you go next?

What do you do?

How do you know

If you are on the right path?

Trust yourself

And your connection

To the All.

Dear One, you have experienced much strife and chaos in your world. It is exhausting to your physical body and to your energetic make-up. Frenetic energies swirl around you and immobilize you from forward movement. This is the time you choose silence, stillness and breath.

There are moments in time when the best, the only thing, for you to do is to be still and breathe. Trust that each inbreath is filled with the loving embrace of the Universe. Allow it to fill your physical being with its gentle caress. Allow it to soothe your frayed nerves, your energetic body, which is reacting to the frenetic energies that surround you.

This is not who you are. This is not how is needs to be in your life. For you are a Divine Being with a direct connection to the Source, to the All. And it is through that connection that you will find solace and guidance. It begins with your breath and with the inner stillness that is present deep within you. Shut out the noise and go within. Call to the higher beings who surround you with their love. Ask them to help you find the silence, the calm within.

Dear One, it begins with you. It begins with not accepting the chaotic energy as yours. It may surround you, but it need not affect you, for you are stronger than you realize. Beyond that chaotic frenzy is a calm that expands out into the Universe. And when you begin to feel the light touch of that calm embrace, pull it in and focus on that tendril of peace that connects you to the Eternal Being of Love.

Once you have allowed your inner peace to emerge, share it with others. Send love to this world, to all who suffer greatly because they have lost their way. And know that there are many souls out there at this very moment, doing the same for you. Some are from the unseen world, from the realms of higher vibration. But many are also from this physical plane, who have awakened and are using their connection to you through the great web of existence. They are sending you loving energies from all corners of this physical plane.

Do not focus on the negative, on the chaotic events that are occurring in your life, in your world. Reach out and focus on the lifeline of love which is extended to you every moment of your day. For you are not alone, you are loved unconditionally, and you are strong enough to take another breath and connect with your true essence.

Can it be that simple? This world appears so complex and resistant to change, resistant to accepting love as a guiding light for the forward path. And yet, change is possible. Change is occurring and you are an integral part of that process. For it is time for you to join those who send out loving kindness throughout their day. Do not disregard the power of this simple act.

The awakening has begun and with it, all are being challenged to brush aside the heaviness which surrounds your world. Light the path by allowing your internal light to shine brightly as you begin to trust the inner strength which comes from your connection with the All. And once you begin to trust yourself again, use the gifts that you have been given to continue to foster the change that is occurring.

All that you do, all that you say, all that you think, if it comes from love, will be more powerful than any amount of perceived earthly power. Joy comes not from personal gain of earthly goods or status. Joy comes from something much simpler, which exists in abundance for all. Joy comes from love, from seeing the beauty in all things, and feeling the peace of your connection with the All.

Trust in yourself

And in your connection

With the All That Is.

Use that connection

To be a conduit of love

For all who cross your path.

Begin with yourself

And expand outward into infinity.

Be of love,

Dear One With All of Thee.

Do Not Fear Change

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Change is necessary

To move you forward

Individually and collectively.

Fear not what is to come

For it will allow you

Greater opportunities and possibilities.

Dear One, do not fear what is coming, for change is required to assist you in your growth. This is not occurring as punishment or with judgment, but with anticipation of the opportunities that will arrive as a result. You are loved beyond measure and we are with you every moment of your existence, for our connection is permanent and strong.

You have the strength, the power, to move through these changes with grace. For you are a Divine being embodied in a human form to experience change and personal growth. This physical plane is one of the most revered forums for moving forward on your individual path. And it is only the most courageous souls, of which you are one, who choose to experience this existence.

Dear One, find solace in the silence within, for that is where your reservoir of strength lies. Shut out the chaos of fear and anxiety which surrounds you. This is difficult, we understand, but possible. Associate with others who understand the power of the silence within. You have much to learn, but also much to teach.

You are a Being of light, who has up until this moment, forgotten who you are and from where you have come. But in the coming days, as a result of the changes occurring at this time, you will begin to awaken to your true nature. You will find the joy within and dip into the reservoir of strength that fills your inner being.

Send blessings to all and offer gratitude for how far you have come while still enshrouded in the false notion that you are only human. Dear One, you are so much more than this physical form. Review your life and reflect upon the strength you exhibited in times of stress. Contemplate on the synchronicities which led you forward, or the gentle urges to act or speak in a certain way. These are all examples of your connection with your higher self, with the Oneness of All.

The connection has been there since you arrived here upon this plane. You just have not been aware of it as much as you are at this moment and will be in the coming days. For you are awakening. The healings occur through the cracks in the wall that has encased your inner light for so very long. It is time for you to shed the outer layers of protection, as you begin to understand that the strength lies within and emerges with your wondrous light.

Dear One, do not fear the change that is coming, that is occurring as you read these words. For you are ready, and you have all the tools necessary to move forward with grace. Pay attention to those synchronistic moments, for they will guide you forward. Cease judgment and understand that it is important to experience both sides of the duality of being here upon this plane. Remember that all you meet have come from the same Source and will return to the same Source.

You are all on the same path, but at different parts of that path. Some will be able to go only so far before they return to their true nature in the unseen world. Some will return sooner to complete their work from the other side, in a higher vibration allowing them a greater range of affect. And some will stay here to help with the changes in vibration, helping to anchor others by sending them love and blessings.

All of you have a role to play, either here or from another dimension. But remember that the connection never fades as others make their transition to the other side. Once again, we tell you that all of creation is connected in a matrix of love. Truly a magnificent web of connection.

Take a deep breath and move forward with grace and courage. You have an unlimited source of both within you. For you are the vehicle for change, with an endless supply of love and strength, connected to the Source, through filaments glistening in radiant light.

You, Dear One, are loved.

You are love incarnate

And capable of more

Than you ever imagined.

Rise and dip into that well of strength

And send love with every breath.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Hurricane Florence

My Dear Readers

I live in central North Carolina and so will feel the effects of hurricane Florence very soon. That means I may lose power for a week or longer. If this happens, I won’t be doing a post on Sunday. This will be the first time that I haven’t done a weekly post since the inception of this blog in September 2011. But in the event that I cannot get a post out, I wanted to give you two different tools to use in times of chaos. These are not my tools, but ones I learned from elsewhere and forgive me for not having the sources at hand to share with you.

First, if you are feeling stressed or anxious, you can do this exercise which will help calm you. This is from the tapping community.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably.
  2. Cross your left ankle over your right ankle.
  3. Extend your arms out in front of you and place the backs of your hands together.
  4. Cross your right hand over your left hand so that you can now clasp your hands together. If done correctly, you now have your right wrist laying on top of your left wrist.
  5. Now rotate your clasped hands under and up to your chest. Elbows are down and your clasped hands are close to your heart area.
  6. Gently allow your tongue to rest on the roof of your mouth.
  7. Now just breathe and enjoy the hug that you are giving yourself.

A dear friend showed me this and I do it often especially if I cannot fall asleep at night due to a racing mind. It works with the energetic meridians in your body.

Second, this is a meditation to help you overcome your fears.

  1. Close your eyes and think about a fear that you have.
  2. See it in your mind’s eye and answer these questions:
  3. What does your fear look like?
  4. What shape is it?
  5. How tall or wide is it?
  6. Does it have a texture?
  7. What color is it?
  8. Does it have a smell?
  9. Take a good look at it.
  10. Then wipe the slate clear and start this process all over again, once again seeing your fear and answering the same questions. Then wipe the slate clear.
  11. Repeat this process at least 6 times or until your fear has transformed or disappeared.

The point of this exercise is to see your fear. Because once you really look at your fear, you will realize that it is not as powerful as you once thought. This exercise came from one of my shaman friends and again, I apologize that I don’t have the source at hand.

I hope that one or both of these will help you in the coming days. We all can do our part to counteract the fear in this world with love. But it begins with each of us working on our own stuff. And the more balanced each of us can be, the better we can serve the world.

Many blessings to you all and I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Generator and gas, water, food that doesn’t require refrigeration, batteries, flashlights and candles. I think I’m as prepared as I can be.

Please send loving energy out to all those in the world who are experiencing trauma and challenges. We will get through the hard times together with love.

And remember chaos precedes calm and change.

Sending much love to you all.

Calm during Chaos

You have the ability

To dampen the chaos

With your internal calm,

With your connection to the All.

For you are more powerful

Than you realize.

Dear One, one thing to keep in mind is how this web of connection works here upon this physical plane. Because you are connected to all of creation, you may feel the emotions of others, especially if you are very sensitive. This can be a challenge for you, since you may not realize that the emotions you feel do not belong to you, but to another.

However, this works to the contrary also. Others will be affected by the calm that you exude as you move through this world. And so, this is what we ask of you; to find the calm deep within and to bring it forth to share with others.

You have all been in the presence of someone who either agitates you or calms you. There are those who can walk into a room and immediately change the atmosphere into one of chaos or calm. This is a role that you are also able to play and we encourage you to be the reservoir of calm in an age of chaos.

We have given you tools before on how you can protect yourself from the energies of others. Remaining grounded with Mother Earth or imagining a white or purple light around your physical being. Surrounding yourself with the loving energies of others from the non-physical realm and sending that love out to those around you.

It is a web of connection, Dear One, and whether you are alone or in a sea of people, you can and will feel what is happening with others. The task before you is to be the source of love and calm, rather than accepting the fear and chaos that permeates this world at this time.

Chaos precedes calm and change, and this physical realm is in the midst of a great awakening, with the potential for great change ahead. You have much help from the unseen world. Just ask for guidance and support and allow yourself moments of silence to receive the messages that are coming to you. For you have a direct line to the higher realms. Each and every one of you does. And that connection is filled with love for you and for all.

Do not feel that you are insignificant and unable to perform this task, for you have more power than you realize. You affect others daily not only with your words and deeds, but also with your thoughts and emotions. Consider how many others with whom you have interacted throughout your lifetime. Countless others have been in your presence, if only in passing.

Consider now how each one has been touched by you as your energetic fields connect, even for the briefest of moments. Consider the power of prayer with the transmission of love and compassion. And then consider the power of this when it is done by large numbers of souls, throughout the universe.

You, Dear One, have the power to help change this world and those worlds beyond your present awareness. Like attracts like and even small actions of kindness will draw out the same in others. Do not minimize your role in the growth of the collective consciousness.

Each of you has a gift to use for this purpose. It begins with love, something of which all of you have an unlimited source. Begin with love and as you discover and develop your gift, whatever it may be, continue by using that gift to help transform the chaos to calm.

It is no mistake

That you are embodied here at this time.

You have the courage

To help with the shift of consciousness

Now occurring here upon this plane.

We hold you in gratitude and in love.

We are always by your side.

You are never alone, Dear One.

Dear One With All of Thee.

The Awakening Has Begun

You are on course

To expand your consciousness

And to continue to awaken

To your true nature.

Empowered with love

And through love.

One with All of Creation.

Dear One, the process of awakening has been occurring for many years across this plane. The purpose is for all of those courageous enough to embody at this time to become more aware of their true nature. You are already enlightened beings who were willing to give up that memory for a short time so to learn and grow here upon this plane. In doing so, your enlightenment has expanded and allowed the collective consciousness to grow through you and your experiences here upon this physical plane.

As the shift begins to quicken, so too will your opportunities to see your life more clearly. You will begin to look through your heart rather than through your mind. Both are necessary in order to exist here upon this plane, but the heart has been dormant long enough on your journey forward. By opening it, you will experience more freedom in your daily life and more clarity in your interactions throughout your day.

This is a time that has been anticipated for eons as you have slowed your forward progress in past generations. But the time is now for you to better understand who you truly are and the true nature of your existence here with the many lessons provided you in this lifetime. The purpose of these words and the writings of many others is to plant seeds to help you to move past your fears and move into loving relationship with the All That Is.

As the shift continues to accelerate, the sensitivities of many will be tested as the spiritual climate upon this plane continues to change. Many are not ready or prepared to move forward and will wish to slow down the progress. Others may appear to be doing this but in reality, are playing a role that they agreed to play in the expansion of the collective consciousness. Both groups require your loving attention, for judgment will not suffice.

Love supersedes fear, is more powerful than fear, and when expressed with pure intent will help greatly in this forward movement. How another responds to that gift of love you offer does not matter to you. The important task is to create a climate of love across this physical plane as you continue to open your heart.

Love will brush away the mist that has been created by fear so that you may see more clearly. That which you imagined so powerful will shrink in size as you see its true nature. The movement is not to eradicate dark completely upon this physical plane. For this plane exists in duality and so both light and dark will continue to coexist. The difference will be in the neutrality between both as you disempower the fear and darkness that has chained you for so long.

In time, you will be able to observe with detachment any attempts fear makes to ensnare you. Instead of feeling the rise of fear in your belly, you will be able to send out love from your heart. This will shed light on the darkness and disempower it as it attempts to take hold on you as it did in the past.

This process includes the darkness you feel within your own self, as all have the duality existing within them. Accept that shadow self and send it love. Reflect upon how it may have served you in the past and how it might serve you in the future with some alteration and moderation.

You, Dear One, are poised to take flight as you have not yet experienced on this physical plane. Embrace these changes that are coming. Embrace the love that surrounds you. Embrace the love that fills your very being. And understand that no offering of love is too little or too late. For remember that time truly does not exist but in your mind.

Be of love.

Be of love.

Be of love.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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