Embrace the Unknown

Given the choice

To stay where you are

Mentally, physically, emotionally,

Or to take a step into the unknown,

What would you choose?

Dear One, you were not meant to stay in one little niche, surrounded by familiarity for your entire existence here upon this plane. For the growth comes when you take a step into the unknown. This is when you begin to discover how far you have come in your journey of self-discovery.

With change, comes growth. For routine and familiarity do not encourage you to be present in the moment. There is less need for this, since you believe you know exactly what will occur and so move robotically through your day. There is something comforting in living a life this way. But there is also a yearning somewhere deep inside to make a change, to experience new opportunities.

The change need not be major and can be done in so many ways. Physically, you could take a different route to and from your destination. Mentally, you could begin to learn about different viewpoints or ways of seeing your world. Emotionally, you could walk through your fear and take a chance with new relationships or with new ways of being in current relationships.

Dear One, this life is meant to be experiential and that will not occur if you are not present to experience every moment of your day. Mindless living may appear safe to you. However, are you truly feeding your soul with this way of moving through your day?

Can you take a step back and reflect upon your current life and ask yourself if your life is nourishing you?

Or have you slipped into stagnation by living a robotic existence without stimulation or joy? Have you become so embroiled in your current life that you do not realize that there are endless possibilities for change? Minor or major changes.

You are gently being guided forward to live a life filled with the potential for personal and collective growth. We understand the fragility of the human form and how exhausting it can be to live in such a dense body. But we also know that change is always possible and encourage you to be aware of how you are living your life and what part of you is not being fed.

Consider the tribes to which you belong and ask yourself if they are feeding you or draining you of your innate vitality. And as you reflect upon this, also remember the energetic components of life here upon this physical plane. How do you feel at the end of your day? Do you feel numb and beaten down? Or do you feel that it was a day well spent, a day during which you learned something new and interesting?

Dear One, so much can be learned by observation, of yourself and how you move through your day; of others and what your interactions with them can teach you. But in order for this to occur, you must be present, in the moment, not thinking of past or present times that exist only in your mind.

Ask for help and then listen for the answers. Be aware of what your body tells you, of what your surroundings tell you, of what your relationships tell you. Change for you begins with becoming more aware of how you live your life. And once you reflect upon this, it takes courage and faith to step into the unknown to make the changes that present themselves to you.

You have come to this physical plane on a journey of self-discovery. And it has been easy to replace that feeling of adventure and opportunity with one of drudgery and fear. When synchronous occurrences appear in your life, pay attention. For they are often a gentle nudge to move you in a direction which will allow you to better learn or teach the lessons you designed for yourself.

Never forget that you are part of an infinite web of connection and that help is only a breath away. Any and all experiences you have are equal in importance and weight. And you, Dear One, have the power to create your own world, be that one of routine and fear or one of change and adventure.

Take a chance.

Walk in love and with faith

That this world has so much to offer you.

Change is always possible.

It begins with you

And it will feed your soul

With new knowledge and growth.

Shine your brightest, Dear One,

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

 

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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.

Recognize the Sacred

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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.

 

The Shift

 

There is a shift occurring at this time

To help accelerate the growth of the Universe.

It begins with you and all here upon this plane,

For whatever lessons you learn

Move up through all realms

For the growth of the collective consciousness.

Dear One, be not afraid of the changes coming for you and your physical plane. For they are wondrous and shall accelerate the forward movement of all of creation. Understand the connection between and amongst all and how you shall contribute to the growth of the All That Is.

You are the manifestation of the Divine so that the Divine can experience Itself in all possible facets of being. You, Dear One, are an extension of the Divine and because of this all interactions are sacred. Keep this in mind as you move through your day. Remember this and give gratitude to all who appear before you, be they animal, mineral or plant. For all of creation is an extension of the Divine.

Contrary to what you believe you see, all that has occurred and is occurring upon this plane of existence is a means to an end. And that end is so wondrous, it would take your breath away, should you see it at this time.

Consider, Dear One, how your children often learn best when they are allowed to explore the possibilities and consequences of their actions. Indeed, some consequences do cause suffering, but is that not an important learning moment for them?

So too, for you, as you have been given free will to experience all the possibilities of life here upon this physical plane. If you were allowed only the lightened path, your lessons would have been severely limited.

Is it not through trial and error that you learn what best serves you and your world? Have you not improved upon your own personal creations, should they be creations of art, music or writing? And was not the final product of your creation the result of many perceived failures; failures which taught you much as you moved on to your next creation?

You, Dear One, are the creator of your world and much of your learning is a result of seeing where you do not wish to go, what you do not wish to do or say. The key is that you respond to what you experience in a loving, sacred way through creating a response of a higher vibration than what you have just experienced.

Do not forget that you are the brave soul who chose to be at the forefront of this process of manifesting the Divine in a world of duality. This is one of the greatest challenges for a soul who has had little experience with duality, for it does not exist on most realms. Add to this the challenge of being embodied in a physical form which gives the illusion of separation. Another experience many of you have not had in other realms where love and connection are more apparent.

You are an extension of the Divine, and you are rapidly awakening to the task that lies before you. You are becoming more aware of how the way of living up unto this point no longer works. It is becoming more obvious to you because of the awakening you are experiencing. And that awakening is accelerating and affecting more and more embodied souls every day.

Do not judge harshly those who have shown you what can happen when you do not treat all of creation as sacred. These souls are here to show you one side of the arc of the pendulum. Their presence has been necessary to encourage you to seek another way, a way that resonates with your divinity and essence of loving kindness.

Move forward and choose to help bring the arc of the pendulum back to center. For in this world of duality, neither extreme is optimal. Only when centered in perfect balance between light and dark, will the pendulum of experience upon this physical plane be in the most perfect position.

Dear One, be joyful for the shift that is coming, that is beginning as we speak. Be not afraid, for you are more powerful than you realize and the numbers of those awakening will grow exponentially. Reach out to those around you. Teach those who are just opening their eyes and their hearts. Learn from those who are further ahead on the path, here to show you the way forward.

You are not alone. You have never been alone.

You are but one manifestation

Of the many facets of the Divine.

Here to experience and share

All the lessons learned by you, the courageous ones.

Who chose a life in an unfamiliar world of duality.

Awaken, Dear One, to your true nature

And allow the shift to encompass all.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Trust Yourself

Can you believe in yourself?

Can you trust your intuition?

Can you honor your individuality

Rather than go with the crowd?

Dear One, you are one with the All. But you also have your unique personality and gifts given to you as tools to use here on your personal journey. You have the ability to shine brightly in your own light. You do not need the approval of others to move forward on your path. All you need is trust in yourself.

It takes much courage to be authentic in who you are, especially if that is contrary to those around you. For it is part of human nature to desire to be part of a tribe. Distant memories of your life prior to this incarnation feed the desire to feel at one with those around you.

What you must understand is that the purpose of many, if not all of you, is to teach as you move forward on your own path. Lessons learned by you can be shared with others who try to move through similar situations. For some of you, this requires stepping away from the crowd and being true to yourself and your inner core.

Each of you is different with a different path to follow. And yet, within all of you is that connection to the Source, the Light of Creation. Although many of you may diverge on the paths you follow, the birth of your being, the final destination which you seek is the same. Your individuality in personality and lessons requires you to follow your own path, even though it may be different from those you love.

Honor yourself and who you are. Honor yourself and how far you have come during this incarnation. Honor yourself and the uniqueness of your life. Cease any comparisons you might make between yourself and others. Cease the need to receive approval from others in how you are living your life. For in your own uniqueness you are being a teacher of many who need to see another way of being.

Much courage was needed in order for you to embark upon this physical journey. And more courage is needed to walk your individual path back to the Source. Some of you will teach many in how you approach your life here upon this physical plane. And some will teach a few. But each and every interaction is important in the reciprocity of lessons learned.

As you continue to grow, to trust yourself and your uniqueness, you will be a beacon of light for others who struggle with the same issues. Being one of many like-minded people is much easier than taking that step away from the crowd and setting out on your own path.

Because you have taken a different path does not mean you are loved less by others, though they may not understand how or why you live the life that you have chosen. But they will observe and often make small shifts in their own lives as they see another way of being.

Can you stand tall, move forward believing in yourself and in the process teach others by example? Can you be the calm one in the middle of chaos, the beacon of love in a world of fear? Do not doubt yourself and your intuition. For the more you trust yourself, the more open the channels will become to help move you forward in the gentlest way possible.

Dear One, you are student, you are teacher, you are One with All. Do not doubt yourself and how many you have already touched in your life. The more accepting you become of your own magnificence, the more opportunities will arrive for you to shine your light for others. It may take them time to see the light, to begin to trust their own light, but the possibilities are there for them and you are the catalyst, just as others have been the catalyst for you.

Do not live your life in fear and judgment of who you are or what you have done. Trust that your life is unfolding exactly as it should. Remember than change comes in small shifts in consciousness and these shifts are possible in every interaction. This is the reciprocity of the give and take of life, of lessons, of love here upon this physical plane.

Trust in yourself

Cease the self-judgment

And move forward in love.

Strengthen your sacred connections

By believing in yourself.

You are one with All of Creation.

You are love incarnate.

Allow the love to flow

And see how change is possible.

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.

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