The Knowledge Within

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All that you need to know

Resides within your being.

It lives within your heart

Waiting for your awakening

To guide you forward.

Trust yourself and the All.

Dear One, you are ready to take flight. The flight plan lives within your heart. And your guidance will plot the path for you to take. It only requires trust and faith, not only in yourself, but in the All That Is. The connection has always been there, waiting for you to flick the switch to ON. And, oh, as you do so, there is no limit in what you can do.

There is no ‘either/or’ in your life. For there are limitless options and opportunities for you to take. This world of duality has programmed you to see only in black and white, up and down, only this or that. When in fact, there are a plethora of gradations in between. And once you begin to realize that, taking a leap forward will not cause as much fear and trepidation.

For you have been programmed to think you must take giant leaps forward. That there are only two choices, either this way or one other way. Upon reflection, you will begin to see the many possibilities that exist in between those polarized choices. A closer look will show you that small changes can allow you to take monumental leaps forward.

Just as you are a beautifully intricate creation, so too, is the world of possibilities which swirl around you at all times. Those whom you have judged to be wrong, to be mean or selfish may upon closer examination be wounded souls filled with fear and trepidation. Those whom you see as perfect, to be admired and mirrored, also have a darker side which they conceal or keep at bay. Always more complex upon closer examination.

So too, with the world of possibilities for your next move forward. Another beautifully intricate creation. Each step you take is not the only step available to you. Each path you choose has many side trails, other possible directions to take. And many of these are not visible until you take that step and slightly change your perspective.

Each step forward, whether it be in doing the work upon yourself or in taking a path never before considered, will only open up more possibilities to see things clearer. The path forward is not usually a clear and straight one. The richness is often in those side trails never before considered. And with each step forward more knowledge will become available to you to help guide you onward.

You, Dear One, are ready and have always been ready. The difference is only in the size and in the direction of your next step. A trail might be slow and steady to allow you time for reflection. Or it might be strenuous and difficult, to help you see the inner strength that was always there within you. And as you change your perspective, you will begin to see more clearly. The blinders will be removed as you see yourself and others in a different light.

The possibilities are limitless, Dear One, and the only thing holding you back is fear. Ask yourself ‘what would I do if I wasn’t afraid?’ and reflect upon the answer. For this might surprise you and give you guidance for your next move.

Remember as you continue on your path, that your heart is your guide. And compassion and love are the walking sticks that will support you on your journey. The world needs you at this time. You have so much to offer and will have the opportunities to share your wisdom, your experiences to help others forward.

Be discerning and do not allow your ego to direct you. For you have much more to offer and can be of greater service to this world if you are guided by your heart. Ask for guidance to remain balanced while you do so. Any and all help you request will be there for you. Always. And remember that every choice you take is a step forward with knowledge to gain and to share.

Follow your heart

And allow the cloak of fear

To fall away as you take

Your next step forward.

Remember you are loved,

You are love incarnate.

And you are never alone.

Dear One With All of Thee.

You Are All One

There is no separation

Between you and all you meet.

There is only connection.

For you are One with All.

Ponder this.

Dear One, there is no separation between all sentient beings. This means that comparison amongst you is meaningless, for you are One. This means judgment of others is truly judging yourself, for you are One. This means that harming another is harming yourself, for you are One.

Each of you has the capacity to shine light upon this world and beyond. It is your true nature, for your true nature is love. But the form in which you exist, the circumstances of your life have shadowed that truth. And so, you live a life of judgment, of fear and a feeling of separation from all around you.

But Dear One, rather than competition and derision, the true path for you is one of loving kindness and compassion. For though you are packaged differently, though the experiences you have seem so dissimilar, the truth is that your core lesson is the same. To walk in love, with all sentient beings.

Each and every soul who has embodied at this time has had to adjust to an atmosphere of heaviness and discord. This is such a distinction from what you know on the other realms from which you came. Some of you have adjusted more easily than others. Some of you have awakened to your true nature sooner than others. But each and every one of you is on the same path.

Again, we tell you that love is all there is. Any drama which arises in your life and in the lives of others is the result of the illusion of separateness. Can you begin to realize that all are struggling with the challenges of adapting to this physical way of life? Can you understand that all are in a state of awakening, many further along than others?

The key is to wrap each and every one who crosses your path in love. For this reservoir of love is limitless. And when you are feeling challenged and alone, dip into that deep reservoir that is available for all every moment of your day.

This physical existence is a learning ground for all of you. It is a world of duality, of light and dark, purposely. For how can you better learn the power of light without the challenge of darkness? And so, instead of condemning those who have allowed darkness to reign, bless them instead. For in doing the deeds shadowed in darkness, they have shown you the strength of light. And their acts have had their purpose for moving you forward.

Instead of chastising them, bless them and hold them in gratitude, for the lessons they have taught you. By shining the light of love upon them, you can help them to move through the darkness. And if they continue to live in shadow, do not feel as if you have failed. For wrapping others in love is never a failure. It is a lesson of compassion for you and others. And it serves you also, as you are connected to that shadow as well.

You Dear One, are on a journey of remembrance of who you are. And without challenges, without duality, you will never reach down and recover the depth of love which lies within each and every one of you.

These are times of great turmoil in your world. But you are ready for this. You have the power to move past the shadows into the light. And the path is a path of love and compassion. Offer blessings and gratitude to those who have walked in the shadows, for they have shown you what lies ahead if you take that same path.

Can you observe, not with judgment, but with compassion and love, with the understanding that you also have the capacity to walk in the shadows and act in the same fearful ways which you now judge in others? Can you see how they have provided the lesson for you so that you need not walk that same path?

And can you understand that rather than judgment, holding them in light, is the best way to move forward? For all actions have consequences, not only in your world but beyond. The difference is that beyond your world, the consequences are seen not as punishment, but as lessons learned by a maturing soul who is stretching its wings.

Look towards young fledglings as your example. For as they attempt to fly, often they stumble. But in the end, they soar to great heights. The same occurs for you and for all who cross your path.

You are One.

Offer blessings and support

As you see others struggle

On their paths.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Listen

Open your heart and listen.

To the guidance that resides within.

And gently use that guidance

To speak to others

To guide them forward

Until they are able

To connect in the same manner.

Dear One, all are on the same path. All are One. But each of you is in a different state of awakening as you find your path home. For those of you who have reached a certain equilibrium with your internal guidance, it is time to listen. Time to speak.

The world in which you live is moving through a cycle of growth which appears chaotic and defeating. You may feel helpless when in fact, you are in the perfect position to help. It begins with listening to that voice within, that voice which comes from your heart, from your connection with the All. You all have heard it, though many still do not trust it.

It is the voice, the feeling, the urge to do something, to say something, to go somewhere. At this time in your own evolution, this guidance may encourage you to gently, though often firmly, take the next step forward. Can you begin to listen and trust what you are being told? Can you begin to trust your own power in contributing to the growth of this world and the realms beyond?

Dear One, you have already had experiences which you question, synchronicities which have caused you to wonder, was it real? Do not compare yourself to others, saying that you are not worthy, are not evolved enough spiritually to have this experience. Do not feel this experience is an anomaly. For it can and does happen in your life every day, if you listen.

By holding back and not saying or doing or going where you are guided, you are allowing fear to take charge. The world needs you and the smallest gift of kindness, of honestly speaking your truth, or of being where you are led can make a most wondrous difference in the world as you see it. You are the solution. For as you move forward, you allow the space, the opportunity for others to do the same.

By doing nothing, by questioning your worth, you are helping to hold this world in its current state. Remember that you are connected, not only with all sentient beings you see, but also to all sentient beings who are unseen. And you have support to be successful in your efforts, in your life.

Remember the cascade in life which begins from the smallest of actions. Acting in response to your guidance, in the best way you can, will create movement for someone who may be stuck. The response may not be what you anticipated, but if done in love, the action will begin the process of awakening for another. And as more and more embodied souls begin to awaken, the energetic vibration rises throughout this world and beyond.

The time is now for you to begin to accept your role in the evolution of the All That Is. Allow yourself to be the conduit of love helping others to begin to glimpse the infinite possibilities in their lives. Understand that often it is your mere presence that is all which is required to support forward movement.

Wrap yourself in light. Wrap all whom you meet in light. Wrap your world in light. And if there is an upcoming situation which causes you trepidation or fear, wrap that situation in light. It can be as simple as that.

You are needed, Dear One. You chose to be present in this world at this time. And we gently encourage you to reclaim your power. The power which comes from love. Act in love and have no expectations of the outcome. For if your intent was pure, you are on your way.

And as you continue to grow, and you will, you may reflect upon past actions and see how the next time, a small change would be kinder, gentler and more powerful. Movement is required to prevent stagnation. Perfection is present in every interaction, if only to allow for more growth and reflection.

Trust your connection. Honor your own truth. You have already grown so much and will be supported to continue on this journey of self-realization. What is found at the end of the journey? Something indescribable with human words. The realization that love is all there is.

Trust yourself and your connection

Understand that growth is required

And is occurring every moment of your life.

Choose to make a difference

By coming from your own truth

And from love.

That is all there is, Dear One.

Dear One With All of Thee.

What is Your Reality?

How do you see your world?

Is it the same as another’s?

Are you seeing it in its entirety

Or just a small portion?

And how often do you judge

What you see?

Dear One, the world in which you live is just a small portion of what truly exists. Even with the electronic connections that many of you use daily, you have not touched upon the true reality of the All That Is. But does this really matter?

The human condition can only observe and inhabit a limited space and time due to the physicality of this existence. As you have grown with your technology, you have more access to what is occurring in far-away areas. And due to your ability to hear and see the news from around the world, you are given a glimpse into other cultures and ways of being.

The effects of this on you can either be great or very limited. And often you question if what you are seeing is truth or somehow altered. What is true reality? How do you know what to trust? And are the judgments which you make based on a skewed vision of your world?

Perhaps you should consider how you move through your world. Reacting in a judgmental way towards another may not be based on truth. What you thought you saw or heard may have been somehow altered in how it was presented to you or in how you perceived it. And so the challenge for you is how to move forward with integrity in a world of potential illusion and mis-information.

Dear One, the power which each and every one of you holds exists within you. The answers to all of these questions lie there, within your heart. Your connections to the outside world may be offering truth or misguidance due to the human condition.

But the connections you have within, the connections you have with your higher self and beyond will always show you the truth of who you are and what you are seeing. It is that feeling that stirs within your gut during an interaction that guides you forward, if you can trust it. This intuitive gift is present in all of you. Though it often takes practice and contemplation to understand the way it speaks to you.

The external actions you make are therefore guided by your internal compass. And that higher connection will always encourage you to act with love and compassion. How can you judge another if you cannot really trust that you have the entire picture?

Often, the best course of action is to wrap the situation, the person, the physical location in light. You do not need to know all of the information to send love and light to another. Having this as your first response, rather that re-acting with negative emotion will have a much greater affect upon your world and beyond.

You do not need to always fix the problems of another. For wrapping them in light may provide them with enough positive energies to help themselves. Seeing another as wounded or incapable will only contribute to their struggles. Have we not previously discussed the energetic component of all interactions and how seeing someone as healthy and whole provides more support than you may realize?

Dear One, every situation is different, but love and compassion are always the best responses. These can be offered no matter how distant or challenging the situation. Let these replace the rise to judgment which so often comes first, even without all the information being provided.

Begin to awaken to the fact that you exist in a complex combination of seen and unseen worlds. Begin to consider the power you have to offer through the transmission of light to others; by seeing them whole and healed. And begin to understand that all are connected in a more complex fashion that you realize.

This is a new way of being for many of you and we ask you to contemplate the questions asked of you today. And remember the one truth on which you can rely, every moment of your day.

You are One

You are whole

You are loved beyond measure

For you are an extension of the Divine.

With the power of love within you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

We Were Made For These Times

I ran across this piece by Clarissa Pinkola Estes recently and wanted to share it with you as it is so appropriate for today’s world. Many of you may already be familiar with it. But it is worth reading again at this time. Many blessings to all. Shine your light brightly!


My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

 You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

 I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

 Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

 In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

 We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

 Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

 What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

 One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

 Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

 The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

 By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.

 

Have I Done Enough?

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You want to help

To make this a better world.

But you do not feel

That what you do is enough.

Is it?

Dear One, the world in which you live is in transition. There is much fear and animosity, judgment and blame. There is a lack of compassion and empathy. More thoughts of self-preservation rather than community and connection. Have you done enough to help change this world?

Understand that each and every one of you has been provided with a unique gift. The life you have lived up to this moment in time has taught you much, about yourself, about the world. There are experiences that you have had which filter the way in which you see your world. Is your vision of the world an accurate assessment of how things really are?

Few of you will be in a position previously held by many of your greatest leaders. However, the personal experiences you have had can and will make a difference in someone’s life. And you must remember that there are many who are quietly helping to change your world, without recognition, without fanfare. You are one of these people.

The very act of living your life in a most purposeful way with kindness, strength and compassion will often affect more than you realize. And how you affect others may never be known to you. For often it is a brief encounter with a stranger, a small token of kindness, an exhibit of strength during a trying time which guides another forward.

For not only do others see what you have done in that moment and consider emulating your actions. There is also that energetic component to your presence and the energetic exchange that occurred during the interaction which can be so powerful.

Your scientists are now beginning to talk about the unseen world and how it encompasses much more than the world which is visible to you. Remember this. It is time for you to pay attention to the energy which surrounds you and which you emit as you move through your day.

Great sweeping actions are not necessary to move this world forward. It is often the smallest of actions which can change a life. Because of the experiences that you have had over your lifetime, you may be in a perfect position to offer guidance, or at the very least, compassion to another who is struggling.

Be aware, also, that you are constantly being gently guided forward through synchronicity to situations, to others; to interactions which can provide the perfect lesson for each of you involved. Remember that the gift you have received may be dormant until you have had your own challenging experiences. It may not be until this time when you blossom into the person who can provide so much to another.

Dear One, you do not exist alone but in a matrix of consciousness which is in constant motion. Your thoughts and words are just as powerful to the movement of this matrix as your deeds. Remember this as you reflect upon your life, your worthiness or when a harsh judgment arises about another. We will continue to impress upon you the power of these energetic exchanges.

You are an expression of the Divine, Dear One, who is capable of creating a world much different than the one you see. And it begins with how you live your life, how you see yourself and how much you trust the synchronicities which occur.

You have the metaphor of a snowball gaining mass as it rolls down a mountainside. So too, can a small action of yours begin the process of change, in a positive or a negative way. The choice is yours.

As you move through your day, through your life, understand that every moment has the potential for creating change. Even if it is to send out love with every breath you take. The efforts need not be large and expansive. They just need to be loving and kind. For this is your true nature and has the greatest power of all.

Accept the gift of you

Accept the gift of others

Who have passed through your life.

Whether the interactions have caused

Solace or strife

There is still a lesson there

Which can help change your world.

It begins with you

Possible with every breath you take.

Walk in love and gratitude

And change the world.

Dearest One With All of Thee.

Choices

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Every moment of your day

You make choices.

What guides those choices?

And how do those choices

Affect your life?

Dear One, as you inhabit this physical world you have the free will to make infinite choices every day. The choices that you make clear your path forward as they affect how your life evolves. What guided those decisions that you made? Was it love, fear, faith or trust? And should you judge those choices as good or bad?

Each and every one of you came here with a lesson to learn. And in the process of learning that lesson, you often are an unknowing teacher for others. How can this not be true as you all are connected through the web of consciousness?

The key to this is how observant you and those around you are to what is occurring right before your eyes. There is always an energetic, subconscious portion to every occurrence in your life. And each of you will absorb this no matter what. But the true substance of the lesson is revealed only through observation and reflection. And often this reflection is done in hindsight.

Consider this. How often do you mimic the actions of another without thinking? These might be choices made by a parent or an elder that were often done when you were a child. As that child, you repeated those actions without considering that there were other options. They were familiar and how things were always done. So of course, you continued following the same path.

But often, that way of living is not the best path for you. And it takes much reflection and courage to realize that you must take another course, to live your life another way. Making that choice may be difficult and frightening as you do not know what lies ahead. These are the times when being your authentic self and following your heart will free you to follow your own true path.

There is a great lesson in this for you. And also for those who encourage you to continue following the more familiar ways of being. The unknown lays before you with equal possibilities of causing you pain or joy. And often you are meant to follow this part of your path alone. Do you have the faith, the trust in yourself, in your connection with the All, to take a chance?

Dear One, all paths lead to the same end. It is just that some paths are richer in what they provide for you. Some paths are filled with numerous lessons unattainable if you remained on the familiar course. Yes, challenges may lie ahead. In fact, that is most assuredly a given.

But in facing those challenges and moving through them, you will find a strength, a resolve, a character trait that you did not realize you had. And in making this choice, you often are providing an example for others, encouraging them to do the same.

The possibilities of your life experiences are infinite, Dear One. So, if you are not comfortable where you sit at this moment, then make a choice to change your position. Reflect upon the path that has led you to where you are. Is your life serving you as it is? Are you serving others in your current state of being?

But remember also, that often, a pause is needed before taking another leap forward. This pause may be necessary to give you time for rest and reflection. This pause may be necessary for the matrix to rearrange itself in order to provide you with the best choices. Everything within the web may not yet be in place to lay your best path before you.

Dear One, do not compare your life to that of others. For each of you is unique in the gifts you have and in the lessons that will fill your life. If you are observant and reflective, trust that you will be led forward exactly to where you need to be to take your next step. And if a pause is necessary, accept it with the faith that it is exactly what is required at this time of your life.

Each choice made will provide a lesson. Observe your choices and those of others without judgment. Be kind to yourself and others. For each life lived contributes an important piece of knowledge to the collective consciousness. Each life lived is worthy of respect. And each life lived affects you in some way, regardless of your awareness of this connection.

Live your life to its fullest.

Embrace the challenges

With the richness each contributes

To your life.

Move forward with faith and courage.

And give gratitude for each lesson

Provided to you or to others.

All are connected.

All are loved.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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