Surrender

 

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Do not fight against the current.

Instead, allow it to take you where you need to go

The destination may surprise you

And be more glorious than you ever imagined.

Dear One, the inclination is to work towards the outcome which you think is necessary, right and appropriate. However, you do not see your life from the higher perspective as we do. You are limited by the human mind, which does not know all the wondrous possibilities available to you. Can you surrender and trust that your path is on a trajectory to greatness; to coming into your power, which continues to lie dormant in so many still, upon this physical plane?

The trials, the frustrations, the disappointments that occur in your life may seem to keep you from moving forward in the fashion you feel is best for you. When in fact, it is these challenges that steer you on your path to greatness. Reflection upon what happens, forgiveness and blessings for all involved provides opportunities for the unlimited love within you to emerge, even in the most trying of times.

Can you be that loving individual in times of stress? It is much easier to be calm and gentle when life appears to be unfolding in a most positive and uneventful way. But what do you learn during these times of easy living? The true lessons come when you are challenged by unanticipated events, which might affect your planned timeline for your day, your week, your lifetime. Are you able to be as calm and forgiving during stressful times? The answer is that yes, you can. But it takes reflection and practice.

Dear One, instead of fighting with such emotion to have your life evolve in a certain fashion, can you instead move through these challenging times with a calmer demeanor? Can you send love out into the world, send blessings to all and continue to treat all with respect and kindness, rather than with anger and frustration? Your world does not need more fear and anger. It yearns for more loving kindness and gentleness.

It begins with you and how you move through your immediate world. For just as the stone thrown into a body of water creates concentric circles, so too, does your internal emotional state send out waves of energy from your core. Can you send out love instead of anger? Can you send out blessings for all; the victims, the perpetrators and the observers? All would be served by receiving loving energy instead of fear and anger. This includes the observers who try to make sense of a world exhibiting such fear at this time.

Everyone here upon this plane was created in love and has unlimited love within them. Everyone. And everyone is affected by their environment, be it one of fear or one of love. Can you be the one to radiate love, trust and faith in humankind? It begins with you, in how you view those personal challenges present in your life. Can you step back and surrender to these challenges, with the faith that all will unfold in the most perfect way?

As you learn to calm those emotions of frustration and anger, to acknowledge them, bless them and then release them in love, you will begin to do this in a broader sense, with others in your world. Dear One, you are capable of so much more than you realize. Start now, at this very moment. Understand that those internal feelings of fear, when transmuted to love, will provide opportunities for change in your life, wondrous change that will affect others.

Begin today. Release those grudges, those judgments, those fears. Replace them instead with forgiveness and loving kindness, towards yourself and others. Create an environment of love, rather than one of fear and anger. You can still promote change in a loving manner. For there is much power in love, more so than in fear. It begins with you, Dear One.

Sit, reflect and bless, yourself and others. Send out waves of loving kindness rather than fear or anger. Understand that the current of life is taking you exactly where you need to go in order to reach your greatest heights. Allow the currents to steer you forward and instead of complaining, be still and observe how you are reacting. Choose to come from your heart and have faith that all is well.

Choose peace. Breathe peace in and out with every breath.

Choose love. Breathe love in and out with every breath.

What happens next may surprise you, Dear One.

Allow the power within to emerge in its gentlest way.

You are One with the Source of All That Is; a reservoir of pure light and love.

Shine, love and change the world.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Serenity Amidst Change

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Chaos abounds around you.

The currents of change are stirring the pot,

Affecting your sensitive soul.

Send peace into your world

With every breath you take.

Dear One, change fosters disturbance in the established ways of being. When change occurs, you are forced to readjust, to reassess and to go with the flow of movement. Forward, always forward. Despite the grim outlook, these are exciting times of Universal growth and you are here, in the physical realm, to help counter-balance the negative forces astir.

You feel helpless, without any power or direction, as if life is happening to you. And yet, you have more power than you realize. But in order to access and use that power, it is necessary to first go within to gather your strength through your Divine connections.

All that occurs in your life is painted by your individual perceptions. These perceptions can lead you to see your world in a positive or a negative way. The choice is yours. You also have the choice to add to the chaos or to help stabilize it through your own actions.

What do we mean by this? You can allow the feelings of despair to bring your spirits down, allowing the feelings of helplessness to overwhelm and paralyze you. Or, you can ask for help in using your divine gifts to help stabilize a world perceived to be out of control. You, Dear One, have the power to support change in a positive, loving and compassionate manner.

You are not alone in this process. Many unseen forces from far away realms in the Universe are here to assist in the changes now occurring on this physical plane. Understand that all are connected, which means that what happens here on this plane affects the All. For this reason, you are supported in ways you cannot understand at this time. But rest assured that you are NOT alone, nor are you left abandoned on your forward path.

Living in a physical world creates this illusion of separateness and individual gain. And yet, in your true state, as an energetic being, you are connected to all of creation. You are able to feel the vibrations of change, unseen by your human eyes, and you are physically affected by them.

In addition, you can affect others by the vibrations that you send out from your Divine essence seated within your heart center. This means that you can either add to the distress by outbursts of anger and frustration, or you can help stabilize the situation with a calm countenance emanating from your core. The choice is yours.

For you to contribute positive vibrations to this world, it is important for you to spend time connecting to your inner divinity daily, with quiet time in meditation or contemplation. This will help you to replenish your own energies, as you pull from the Infinite source of love. Surround yourself with positive energies and if you feel dragged down by chaos, take steps to free yourself from that negativity.

Shower and see the negative forces flowing down the drain. Surround yourself with Nature and honor her, bless her and thank her for the gentle breeze that clears your energetic field. Cleanse your internal organs with clear water, blessing it before drinking it. Rest and contemplate all for which you are grateful, all to whom you send love, and all for whom you feel compassion.

Dear One, this is a time to become an active participant. Believe in yourself and in the internal strength that you have that can be used for the common, the highest good. Trust that the Universe is unfolding exactly as it should. And accept the loving support from the unseen world which is working diligently by your side; supporting you, whispering encouraging words into your ear and holding you in loving embrace.

These are wondrous times, these times of change. Participate in a loving, positive way. Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, no matter how they approach you. For all are children of the Universe and all have a role to play in this time of change, even though you cannot see it from your point of view.

Trust, believe in yourself, in Us and in love.

Your capacity to love has no limits, for you are part of the Divine.

And the Divine is only love.

You are a vehicle for change.

Do your part with love and peace within your being.

All is well. You have all the tools needed.

Dear One with All of Thee.

Connection to All

No matter the label, the appearance, or the actions

You have a connection to all who cross your path.

Perceived differences are diminished by what you have in common,

The connection of love with all.

Dear One, the differences you perceive with others in this world are minimal when you reflect upon what you share with each other. Can you begin to focus upon what you have in common with others and begin there? Can you realize that love is still the bonding force, even though you may have disagreements in how you see this world? It begins with mutual respect, kindness and active listening.

All of you came here, to this physical existence, to experience a different way of being than which you are accustomed. Each and every one of you had the courage to embark on a journey that would encourage you to see yourself as separate, rather than being as one with all. Your choice was to come to this plane to learn lessons unattainable elsewhere.

As you move forward through this life, you are given opportunities to see yourself divinely connected with all, rather than separate and alone. The pace of this world encourages you to take everyone you meet at face value because you do not feel you have the time to delve deeper. You choose to not use that precious time of yours to listen with your heart, rather than with your mind. This results in pre-conceived notions of who that other person really is and what they really want from this world.

Can you take a breath and pause? Can you give others the attention required to move past the label or judgment, placed upon them by yourself or others? For if you allow yourself this opportunity you will begin to see how much you share in your lives.

Remember that one situation may evoke different emotions in each of you because of past experiences. Each of you came here to learn individual lessons. You came here with different traits, placed in different situations, to assist you in learning those lessons. But do not forget that any lessons learned by you as individuals also help the group consciousness move forward.

One individual life could not experience all of the lessons necessary for the expansion of the Universe. And so, each of you contributes in your own way, as you move through your individual lives. If you were to scratch beneath the surface of everyone’s life, you would find the same hopes and dreams for a life of peace and love. You would find the same yearning to feel ‘at one’ once again with all. You would see the same self-doubt, fear and worry that you have experienced.

Can you, instead of quickly attaching a label or preconceived notion on someone, can you instead, stop and listen to them; stop and see how similar you truly are? You all have been given free will to explore this life with all the possibilities it provides. And you all have learned lessons and have grown. The question we ask is if you have grown from that person you were just a day ago, why would not another have done the same?

Can you see each person anew each day, knowing that they are different today than they were yesterday? Can you realize that others have regrets of actions or words done in the past, just as you have? Can you see them as a being of light, challenged by this physical existence, trying to come back to center, to who they really are, just as you struggle with the feeling of being alone and separate.

Remember that each and every one of you has a deep memory of being one with all, and each of you are trying to find your way back to that wondrous feeling of being a part of something greater than yourself. Your journeys may be different, but your paths are the same; back to the Source. Your situations may be different, but you are the same; with different ideas, but with the same hopes for connection and peace.

Dear One, can you begin to look for the similarities rather than focus on the differences? Can you act with kindness and respect toward each other, rather than re-act with emotion seated in misunderstanding? Can you begin to join hands and hearts and consciously work together; for you already are working together on another level as kindred spirits experiencing this physical plane?

Take a breath.

Take a step back and change your perspective.

Change begins with you.

Open your heart, open your eyes and join each other on this journey of life.

Begin to understand why we call you

Dear One with All of Thee.

Chaos

It appears all around you

And within you.

Where do you find the calm in the storm?

Within the center,

Within the core of your being.

Dear One, life appears to be out of control, blowing past you at rapid speed. Hubris swirls around you and you try to avoid its frantic movement, untethered, unbalanced, unleashed in chaos. Where can you go to find solace and peace?

Go within and find your center. Allow your breath to take you there; gentle movement, in and out, with the rise and fall of your belly slowing the cadence of your life, offering a calm respite from the storm. This is where you find your peace; at the core of your being. Anchor yourself to the Mother. Anchor yourself to the Oneness, who resides deep within each and every one of you. Reach for the lifeline of connection to peaceful existence as the storm rages around you.

Remember that all of this chaos is a releasing of long-hidden feelings and emotions that are beginning to rise to the surface of your being, of your world. Change is upon you, and the first step in this process is to expose what has been hidden for so long. Rather than running from it, rather than fearing it, instead bless it as it appears before you.

Never before has it seen the light and it is uncertain where to go, as its previous existence has been in the darkened corners of your world. It is untethered and flailing as it finds itself exposed for all to see. Its strength came from hiding in the shadows, encouraging you to believe it was larger and more powerful that it truly was. Bless it as it shows its vulnerability and weakness, revealing how its strength was only an illusion. Bless it and send it on its way, and breathe deeply from your core, to fill with love the new space freed in its absence.

Dear One, chaos can often accompany change, especially when it is such a wondrous shift beginning to occur within you and around you. Do not despair, for your strength is mighty and you are surrounded by loving beings who are guiding you forward and upward. Upward out of your trenches filled with fear and worry, upward towards balance, connection and joy.

Take the time to sit and find that inner core of strength which resides within each and every one of you. This is where your connection to your higher self lies. This is where the knowledge that you need is stored and revealed to you in ways you can assimilate it.

Just as in nature, the rotation of chaos begins when two opposing forces collide. And just as in nature, it is a temporary state of being, breaking down the old to make way for the new. Do not grieve your perceived losses, for upon further reflection; you will understand how you no longer need that which you held so close for so long.

Dear One, the calm within is always there. If you have not taken that journey for a while, it may take a bit longer to reach it, but rest assured, it is there for you – every moment of your day. Focus on the steady cadence of your breath, gently rising and falling. Allow yourself to be lead inward and upward on the waves of your breath. And allow the peace of the All to embrace you and comfort you.

The chaos is temporary. The inner peace is eternal. Release and let go of that which has been lurking in the shadows of your being. Replace it with light, a brilliant light of colors never seen by you before. You are growing. Your world is growing and wondrous change is imminent.

Bless all you encounter throughout your day, even those with whom you do not agree.

Bless all sentient beings in your world and beyond.

Bless and honor Mother Nature in all of her beauty and majesty.

And bless yourself for being the wondrous vehicle of change for this world and beyond.

 

It begins with you.

Trust that you have what it takes to move forward.

How can you not when you have such support behind you,

Dear One With All of Thee.

The Embodiment of Love

Who are you?

Are you just a physical form that walks this earth?

Or are you more than that?

Is there more substance beyond the physical?

Is there an unseen component to your true nature?

Who are you?

Dear One, you are the embodiment of love, existing in a physical form, in order to experience self-discovery in a manner only possible on this physical plane. Your true nature is one of spirit. Your true self is free-flowing, able to communicate without words, able to feel and accept the loving nature of the Universe.

When you became embodied for this physical existence, you forgot that you were love incarnate. You forgot that you were created in love, that you are surrounded by love and that you will return to love after your physical journey. The amnesia was necessary, otherwise the lessons you chose to learn would not be possible.

You have individual lessons, but there are also collective lessons for all who are present on this plane at this time. And you are all at different parts of your path of forward movement. But despite this, all are moving forward together, with those of you further along reaching back to help those still struggling.

If you can grasp the concept of your true nature, then you will be able to accept that the physical form is only a tool, with limitations. But you can reach beyond these physical limitations, using the energetic gifts that you have received. They all begin with love, for that is your true nature. Because each and every one of you has a distant memory of your life beyond this physical world, you all respond to the gift of love offered to you while still in this physical form. Distant memories are stirred by these offerings of love.

Love is a feeling, an energetic force, which is more powerful than anything else in the Universe. Why? It is because all of creation comes from love. It is the source of all being. That is not to say that it cannot be masked or wounded, altered in some way by unseen forces. But it can never be destroyed and always exists underneath any perceived negativity.

The key is to encourage that love to emerge to its natural state by surrounding the person, the situation, the physical entity with love. The memory is there. But it may be buried so deeply it will take the combined efforts of many to jar it from its prison.

This is what is happening currently in your physical world. So many have forgotten what true love feels like. They have forgotten their natural state of being. Instead they have embraced the limitations of the physical world and misplaced their understanding of true power. They have forgotten the strength, the power, of love and how love can overwhelm any other force.

You may be embodied in a physical form, but that does not limit the power of your love. This is why we so often ask you to send love with every breath that you take; why we ask you to think loving thoughts with compassion and forgiveness. These are the powerful unseen forces within each and every one of you.

Be not mistaken. You are receiving love, you are being surrounded by love, every moment of your day. The source of this comes from those on other planes, who exist at higher vibrations. But it also comes from your physical companions who are quietly working to help you raise your own vibrations every day.

There is an infinite number of loving beings wrapping you in love and encouraging you to find your way. This journey is not just a physical journey for you. It is a Universal journey for the collective consciousness. Just as you encourage a child to take that first step, so too, do a plethora of enlightened souls encourage you to do the same.

Accept this truth about yourself and your true nature. Accept this truth about the loving nature of the Universe. Accept this truth that you are traveling with loving beings who are offering help, with every step that you take.

Accept this help, for the love given to you is unconditional. And as you continue to grow, you will understand the power of your own love sent out to others in need. It is an infinite web of connection and learning, of which you are a key part.

You, Dear One, are love and only love, embodied in a physical form for personal growth. Do not accept the limitations of the physical body. Use the power of your true nature, one of love, to change this world. We are here with you always.  Feel our loving embrace surrounding you.

Always.

 

Adversity

What do you do when you face challenges in your life?

Do you worry and feel inadequate to move forward?

Do you feel alone in your struggles?

Or do you set your jaw and push forward

With the knowledge and faith that you will survive?

Dear One, adversity is one of the lessons for growth here upon this physical plane. It allows you to see the strength that lies beneath those thoughts of fragility and lack of confidence. It is the impetus for reaching out to others, for finding faith in yourself and in the Oneness and for showing gratitude for all that you do have in your life.

Without adversity you might do none of these. You might not realize the connection you have with all of humanity here upon this plane; with all of nature and her creatures. When life is easy, you lapse into a sleep of complacency and stagnation. You think more in terms of me and mine rather than we and ours.

In times of adversity, suffering occurs when you continue to think of yourself as a single entity, alone to face the challenges ahead. Can you instead see yourself as part of a group who share similar struggles? This is not to compare whether one is more difficult than another. This is to understand that you are not alone on this path, that you share it with many others who are just like you facing the same trials and tribulations.

By seeing that you are not alone in this phase of personal growth, that others share similar stones upon their paths, you can reduce your suffering. It is not the world working against you, but the universe offering you an opportunity for growth.

You are also being given an opportunity to reach out to others for help, for camaraderie, and for combined efforts to move through this time of change together. For there is strength in numbers, there is strength in shared compassion and acknowledgement that you are not alone.

Can you also find faith in yourself that you can and will be able to move through this time with strength and even with grace? Can you have faith in the Oneness of All Being that you are held in loving embrace and will be supported and encouraged to stretch to new heights. For, Dear One, you are capable of much more than you realize.

Do not fight the currents of change. Do not continue to row fiercely while the boat is still attached to the dock. Instead, cut loose and allow yourself to be gently carried with the current to be placed exactly where you can do your best; where you can have the greatest input.

Know that you are but one drop in a sea of humanity that ebbs and flows along the shores of life. Each drop has its place, where it will do the most good, for itself and for the whole. Trust that forward movement involves all of you, and that you are surrounded by others. Trust the group consciousness. Trust the connection you have with your higher self and with the All to guide you forward.

It is the times of perceived scarcity that help you to find gratitude for abundance. In truth, you have constant freedom with the gift of free will. There are no mistakes made, just twists and turns on your path of life, constantly leading you forward to new opportunities for growth. And there is abundance for all. Lack or scarcity is only an illusion created by the Ego.

Change is for the growth of all of humanity and the conscious connection. Remember that certain aspects of your life might be a lesson for others who have not had the same experiences you have had in this lifetime. No matter how it appears to you, there has been and continues to be forward movement and growth here upon this physical plane. You are exactly where you should be in this moment of time.

Trust yourself and others. Remember that you are not alone. And find compassion for others who share similar struggles to yours. This will ease your own suffering. Reach out to others by requesting help or by offering help, for there is much strength in shared experiences. Share your life with others rather than comparing it with others. Reflect upon all that you have with gratitude. Do not wait until it is taken away due to lack of concern or awareness.

Dear One, reach out with compassion and love.

It shall be returned to you by like-minded souls who share with you the love of the All.

You have the strength and you have the support.

You also have opportunity to grow with grace and love.

You are One with All of Thee.

This Change is for You

What is happening at this time

Is part of your personal journey.

It is also part of the Universal growth

And how you choose to participate

Affects the All.

Dear One, it is not a mistake that you are here upon this physical plane at this time. You chose to come here to grow, to help others to grow, and to use your connection to make a loving contribution to the All. This is a wondrous time of change and you can make a difference using your power and grace.

We are not saying that there are not possibilities for tumultuous times ahead, for the possibilities range in depth and reach, dependent on the energies sent out by you and all here upon this plane. You have been through much personal growth in the recent past; growth of which many may not be aware. It will become more visible to you in the coming days for you may find yourself not reacting as you have in the past.

Dear One, growth is not always visible to the conscious mind or to the physical senses by which you navigate through this world. But be assured that your internal compass has become more connected to the universal energies that are gently surrounding you every day. The physical or emotional changes that you are experiencing may be caused by this cosmic shift in energy here and throughout creation.

You are stronger, more connected and more intuitive. You have a greater ability to love and to offer a loving response to adversity. Kindness and compassion do not denote weakness; quite the opposite, they show strength. At times when others are promoting anger and physical confrontation, harsh judgment and fear, your inner strength provides the balance required to move forward with pure and loving intent.

This physical plane continues to perpetuate the illusion of lack and isolation when in fact there is abundance for all and constant loving support from the unseen world. You, Dear One, now have a foot in both worlds, the unseen and the physical. Can you begin to draw on the strength and power of love rather than succumb to the illusions created by fear in this holographic physical realm?

It is time for you to rise up in all of your glory and share the love that fills your entire being. Many are already doing their work quietly, un-noticed by others but acknowledged and assisted by the unseen world. Do not feel that your contribution of loving kindness, inner strength and quiet prayer does not make a difference. For indeed it does.

Do not allow yourself to be filled with despair or frozen with fear of the possibilities of change. For change can also bring wondrous results. Can you have enough faith that you CAN make a difference by sending love out to this world and to the Universe with every breath?

There is now a critical mass of awakened souls who are doing just that every day. There is much light coming into this plane. See it above you and pull it down around you and around this entire globe of existence. It is a wondrous, healing light and it may take some time for all to become more accustomed to its higher vibration. But with this light comes a stronger connection, a loving embrace and a joyous  existence beyond your imagination.

Remember that for every fearful outcome that you can imagine, there is an opposite and loving outcome equally possible. It is up to you which outcome will emerge. But understand, Dear One, that there are many unseen hands gently moving you forward for the highest good.

Accept this help. Contribute with your own loving thoughts and actions. Draw on that inner strength that is most definitely present within you. For despite what you think, you HAVE grown, you ARE connected, and you WILL shine in the coming days.

How can you not, Dear One With All of Thee?

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