What Have You Learned?

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What have you learned

In this life of yours?

Reflect upon how far

You have come

And you will be surprised

At the progress you have made.

Dear One, so many of you are self-critical as you think about your life this day. You look only at what you are not, what you have not yet accomplished or what you have done wrongly. Perhaps you should be kinder to yourself as you reflect upon and see how far you have come in this life of yours.

The human condition is so focused on certain ideals that need to be acquired in order to label yourself as a success. Who initiated this concept? Why would all of humanity be required to follow the same path in order to be admired and considered successful? We question this as most of the ideals are truly inconsequential in your path back to the Source. And many of these ideals are transient as they change with each new generation that comes into maturity.

Dear One, do not shudder as you remember actions or words expressed previously in your life. The mere fact that those memories cause you discomfort shows how much you have grown. That is what this life is meant to be, an opportunity to experience different scenarios in order to learn and grow. We have said before that the Source experiences Itself through you, as you are a part of the Divine. That is truth.

This quest to be perfect in the human condition only causes distress and self-recrimination. How can you learn if you do not fall? Is it not more important that you pick yourself back up and continue to be present in your life and in the lives of those you love? What a perfect lesson in humility, compassion and forgiveness.

We have mentioned before that what you see as your flaws are also your greatest strengths. It is the discernment as to when to draw upon these traits that leads to maturity and personal growth. Do you not understand that because of your experiences, your perceived flaws, that you are in a perfect position to help others move through the same lessons? And understand that this knowledge learned crosses realms far beyond this plane.

Oh, Dear One, you are already perfect in every way. The challenge for you is to understand that this perceived reality is but an illusion created for you as a learning ground. And you have learned so much and shared so much knowledge already with others here upon this plane and beyond. Those challenges with which you struggle only make you stronger and prepare you for future events when your strength will be needed for others around you.

You are wondrous and have come so far. Do not, do not minimize all that you have already learned. Share those lessons with others. And for those still seeking, look to others who have experienced similar situations for guidance. Be observant of others rather than being self-absorbed and you will see how others struggle as you have. Depending on where you stand on this curve of knowledge, reach forward, reach backward, reach upwards or below and connect with others. They are your community, your source of strength and guidance, and there is much to be shared in all directions.

Remember the connection that is ever-present between you and all of creation. It is difficult to acknowledge this when you are in the midst of a challenge. But if you can remember that you are not alone in your suffering, that others have experienced the same, that loving arms reach out to help you, oh how that will ease your pain.

Dear One, you have come so far and are ready for the future. You are already awakening at a rapid pace. Of this, you may not be aware, but those of us who lovingly watch over you can see the progress and celebrate your passage into a new way of being each and every day.

Honor yourself for waking up each day and being present, despite the challenges.

Honor your connection with all of creation by being respectful and kind to all living beings.

Honor your progress as you reflect upon how far you have come.

You have more strength than you realize.

You have the power to create your world

As a most loving and gentle world.

But it begins with you

And how you see and treat yourself.

Do so with kindness and compassion

For you have come so far.

And the future possibilities

Are infinite, beyond measure.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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The Awakening Continues

As the energies continue to rise

Here upon this plane

So too, does your awakening continue.

Be not afraid or doubtful

Of what is occurring in your life.

For it is forward movement.

Dear One, as your life continues to change and broaden, do not be fearful of what is occurring. The energies continue to rise here upon this physical plane and within you as well. Accept the changes which are occurring and give yourself time to rest. For rest is needed to adjust to the higher energies within and around you.

As the energies shift, so too, is the opportunity for you to shift your perception of your life and your world. Rather than observing only chaos, inequality and fear, can you begin to see the calm, the compassion and the love which surrounds you.

This is a world of duality, so both extremes will be present. However, that upon which you focus will become your reality. For remember, that this physical existence is, in truth, only an illusion. An illusion created for you to learn and grow and share that knowledge with the collective consciousness and with the Source. Remember that you are divine and a vehicle for the Source to experience Itself in infinite states of being.

You, Dear One, are holy, powerful and shine brightly. As you walk under the evening sky, reach out to the stars above and connect your light with theirs. For that is what they do for you, reaching down to connect you with the infinite light which is ever present and a part of who you really are.

You have the opportunity to share this inner light with others as you move through your day. But first, you must learn to release the self-doubt and comparisons you make with others. For any thoughts of being imperfect, weak or unworthy are only the products of the illusions of this physical world. Can you cease accepting these illusions created in a world of duality and begin to see, to feel, the light within you?

Shed the notion of being alone, unloved or imperfect, for none of these are truth. You are a part of a wondrous network of loving, divine beings who are on a journey of self-discovery. Failure is not possible, for anything which you experience adds to the knowledge shared with the All. And all knowledge is accepted with much gratitude and love.

Your awakening has begun and will continue from this day forth. There will be adjustments that you will find necessary to make in your daily life. More rest and self-care, providing essential nutrients to your physical form as it adjusts to its new environment are just two that will ease your way forward.

Can you reflect upon your life and contemplate on what is truly necessary for you to focus your attention? Can you begin to simplify and rid yourself of that which you no longer need, be it physical belongings, relationships, or practices which have only become habits and no longer serve you?

Dear One, find the new balance in your life, for it will shift as the energies continue to rise. And most importantly, walk in love. This includes love for self and love for your greatest adversaries. For all that has appeared to you as a challenge or a burden has been a lesson and opportunity for personal growth.

Remember that all are here to learn, to teach, to be a catalyst in the life of another to help them move forward. Rather than holding resentments or judgment against others or yourself, step back and try to see from a higher perspective. This will become easier for you as you continue to awaken in these changing times.

Chaos precedes change and there are wondrous changes ahead for this plane. Reach out to others if you are feeling uncertain. Reach out to others if you are feeling that you can help guide them forward. You are not alone, but part of a divine community experiencing a life of duality and change.

Many souls will not have the opportunity to experience this life and watch with loving attention as you make your way forward. They are also willing and able to help if only you call for it as you walk your path.

Dear One, how can we express to you the gratitude we hold for you; the sheer power of your experiences in guiding the All forward; and how the shift in your perception will completely change the energies of your life.

You are divine and powerful

You are awakening at a rapid pace.

And as you learn to move

In this new environment

Wondrous changes await you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

Service to Tribe

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You are a part of a tribe

Be it local, worldwide or universal.

You are not alone in your existence

During this current lifetime.

How do you interact with

And serve your tribe?

Dear One, we have encouraged you to understand that you are not alone on this journey of which you have taken part. We have explained to you the web of connection and how you are affected by the ebb and flow of its movements throughout your day, throughout your life. Now let us review this same concept in terms of your tribes.

Whether or not you consciously participate, you are a member of more than one tribe. In the physical realm, it can be familial, local, national or worldwide. You belong to each and every one of these tribes. You also belong to the wondrous collection of souls who expand across dimensions, across the universe, in different shapes and forms. All are in the process of acquiring knowledge to share with others.

Each of you has a unique position within these tribes, a position only you can fill because of your personality, your gifts, your strengths and your perceptions of the existence of being surrounding you.

In truth, you are contributing to some of these, if not all of these tribes unconsciously. Your mere existence, your state of being, contributes to the state of the All in each of these communities.

The teachings of these writings have encouraged your personal growth to help with your own awakening to prepare you for this current state of being. Understand that in order to contribute your finest tithe, it is important to experience personal piece of mind and self-love. For the most generous contribution you can make is one of unconditional love to all of creation, at all levels of your existence.

Despite the complexities of the connections in this web of existence, forward movement is accentuated by a very simple concept. And that is the concept of love. We have encouraged you to do the personal work on yourself. For how can you love another when you cannot love yourself? How can you contribute joy when your personal shadow self has not yet been embraced by you? Can you begin to understand that you are perfect within your deepest well of being?

You were created by the Source and so you embody a part of the Source within you now. Reflect upon that for a moment.

You are here for the purpose of self-discovery, not only for your own personal growth, but for the growth of the Source. Reflect upon that for a moment.

The challenges you experience are given to you in order for the All of Creation to experience self-discovery through you. You are a conduit of knowledge sending information back, just as you are also on the receiving end of knowledge being sent to you.

If you begin to see your life in this way, you will understand the purpose in it. Your existence is not of random chance. Your experiences are not given as rewards or punishments. They are cause and effect of situations presented to you and the choices you made on how to move through those situations. There is no judgment because each decision made will provide another opportunity for growth. And how you grow, the discoveries made throughout your life, serve your tribe with the knowledge gained from those experiences.

However, once you begin to accept your connection to the All, you will understand that your light will affect others as you enter a room. Your mere presence will have an effect on others in close proximity. Your emotional state will travel across the web of connection and affect others, to either build an existence of love or of fear across your world and across realms.

That being said, understand that there is a reciprocity between and among beings. So that for every moment of fear you experience, there is love awaiting your acceptance to balance out that negative state of being. So too, when you move forward with love, you are offering a state of joy, holding others up to their highest potential as they move through their day.

The contribution you make to your tribe begins with how you are unconsciously moving through your day. As you grow and come into a state of awakening, you will be able to consciously contribute loving energies to those around you and to the All. And soon, it will become a way of being, understanding that the web of connection provides a powerful means to expand the collective consciousness in a loving way.

You, Dear One, are never alone

You exist within many tribes

Which can either nurture you

Or pull you down.

It is your choice to which tribe you belong.

It is your choice what you wish to contribute.

But know that all of life is a collective journey

Of self-discovery for the All That Is.

Of this you are an integral part.

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

Change Your Perspective

See your world as we see it,

As a community of courageous souls

Here to learn lessons from each other

Here to teach each other

And to find their connection

Despite the limitations of the physical form.

Dear One, you are one of a community of star seeds who have come to experience life in a physical form. This required much courage, as this way of living, feeling separate, is the exact opposite of your normal way of being. But you chose this temporary embodiment because you understood the value of what could be learned in such a short period of time.

In your natural state, you understand that all are connected and all are part of the whole. Unique personalities are honored and cherished as each is another expression of the Divine in Its many forms. These are the truths with which you have lived for so many eons of time in other realms that did not involve the physical separation that is a part of this world.

You have inhabited this realm many times, in many lives, and have evolved during each return to this physical plane. However, it is now time for a major change in the vibrational energies here and so you are beginning to feel the beginnings of the shifts in consciousness.

This is the time greatly anticipated across many realms and you chose to be here to partake in this transitional shift. Many of you are becoming more awakened, understanding that the old ways of being no longer work here in your lives. Though you may not understand the significance of this in your conscious mind, your soul knows exactly what is occurring. And for many of you, your soul, your higher self, is gently guiding you forward, connecting you to those who can now help you.

You are needed at this time to help turn around the way of thinking, of being, here upon this plane. The universal fear that has been building is now at a point where it shall be dissolved in ways that help shift the consciousness of this physical plane. The more who are awakened at this time, the easier it will be to continue this process which has started to make the shift.

Consider how those who appear so different from you in appearance, beliefs and customs are so easily judged to be unworthy of your respect or attention. Consider how the suffering of others is but a fleeting thought for many. Consider how dis-empowered so many of you feel as you move through your lives.

Can you begin to change the way you move through your day? Can you cease the ‘auto-pilot’ and truly experience every sacred moment of your existence? Can you look more closely, listen more intently, to those with different ideas and see that indeed, you are connected in love rather than separated by fear?

The chaos which is present is here to bring to light many of the thoughts that were hidden so deeply for a long time. For how can change occur if you do not see the disharmony that requires change. If all continue to embrace fearful living rather than love, the coming changes will feel more powerful.

Please understand that this is not punishment but the natural evolution of the collective consciousness that is now occurring. There is much interest in how those embodied here on this plane will grow and evolve during this process. And there is much help available to you, for your success is anticipated through loving eyes. Ask for help. And then be mindful of how that help comes to you. For it will come, though perhaps not in the way a human mind would expect it.

You, Dear One, are a powerful, loving soul, who is connected to the All of Creation. You have been given tools to use during this journey. Ask and you will be shown how to best use the gifts, the tools, you have been given. For you are dearly loved, no matter what you do or say or think.

Embrace the love we give you and share it will all you meet.

For you have more in common than you realize.

It is time for you to open up to the wondrous light of the Universe.

It is time for you to walk in love and cease fearful living.

Seek out the teachers to help you

For they are here waiting for you to call.

You, Dear One, will never be abandoned

And will always be loved.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Community

 

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What is your community?

Is it seen or unseen,

Real or virtual,

Supportive or judgmental?

What is your community

And does it serve you?

Dear One, you are never alone and each of you leans toward community because that is your true nature. Whether or not you are conscious of your connection with the All, being in community reminds you of it. And there is no prescribed community to which you must belong. It can be with your natural surroundings or with the unseen realm, particularly for those of you who are very sensitive to your environment.

You are drawn to community and create one which best serves your current need. For there is a part of you which remembers from where you came and it feels more natural to be connected to other sentient beings, seen or unseen. And as you change, as you grow, these communities which you seek will also change, for each serves you in a different way.

The question which needs to be asked is How are you served by your community? Does it allow and encourage you to grow, or does it try to steer you onto a path that does not resonate with you? Does it support you in your attempts to be your authentic self? Does it comfort you when you struggle through your challenges? Does it allow you to stretch and grow without limits?

Dear One, as the energy continues to rise here upon your physical plane, your process of awakening will accelerate and many will feel the need to be among those with higher vibration, with positive outlooks and with compassion for all. Many will seek out more time in nature or in meditation remembering a feeling of connection to all of creation.

As you continue to grow you may become aware of limitations or behaviors in others who no longer serve you. Do not judge them. Instead, bless them for their presence in your life up to this time. Reflect upon the lessons each of them has brought to you. For at another time, in another place, a commitment was made to serve you on your personal journey with these lessons.

So too, you are in the lives of others to provide a lesson pre-arranged from an earlier time. When first discussed, the intent was pure in the lesson to be given. However, often, the attempt to serve that lesson in the physical realm is more difficult than originally realized and it may be delivered more harshly than planned. Bless those who have served you these lessons and move forward in love and gratitude.

Dear One, as you observe your world, understand that lessons abound with every interaction. Can you surround yourself with those who understand this with compassion and without judgment? Remember that this physical realm is a learning ground. That is its main purpose for you and for all who reside here.

Tools have been given to you to help with this learning process. Mother Nature is present to comfort you in times of need. And always, you have the support of those from the unseen realms to guide you forward. Even when you feel there is no community which suits you, there is love surrounding you from sources yet undiscovered.

You are in community with all of creation at all times. Other communities which you choose as you travel your path will fill a need or teach a lesson for a short time. But do not be afraid to seek out those which serve you best at any particular time of your life. And should you choose to change your immediate environment, remember to hold the past in gratitude, forgiveness and compassion.

You, Dear One, are awakening and your vision will continue to clear and show you that to which you have been blind in the past. Embrace your new way of being and do not judge those you may see in new light. For remember, that all who are embodied here upon this plane are kindred spirits on their own journeys of self-discovery. And all had the courage to come to this challenging environment to grow and to contribute to the collective consciousness with the lessons learned.

Walk in peace and non-judgment

Surround yourself

With those who offer encouragement for self-discovery.

And hold others in gratitude and compassion

As they move forward on their own personal journeys

Back to the Source.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Compassion for Self

 

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How do you see yourself?

How do you describe yourself?

How do you fit into the world around you?

Do you live in community

Or are you an island alone?

Dear One, it is impossible to truly love another if you do not love yourself. For all are connected and how you feel about yourself affects how you feel about others. And so, the work begins to better understand why you are so self-critical. From where did this habit come?

Begin by noticing how you describe yourself to others. How long have you judged yourself for words spoken or actions done in the past? How often do you compare yourself to others and feel unworthy or undeserving of another’s love or admiration? What do you think when you see your reflection in a mirror? How often are negative words of description used in these situations?

It is time to reclaim your power from old ways of thinking. Children are open and receptive to love and new experiences and believe all that is said to them. Much of this has been done in love, but can often be misconstrued because of the naivety of the child. A comment made by a tired adult in attempts to teach may be misunderstood by a child, yet held close to the heart and carried throughout life.

Everyone loves in the best manner that they are able, but often it is not given in the way most needed at the time. The lesson to be learned is how love yourself in the way you need to be loved. This can be done by reflecting on an incident from the past and offering comfort to that younger self as the adult you are today. For only you know how best to comfort your younger self. Embrace that child self and tell them what they most needed to hear at the time. Practice this exercise and see how powerful it can be for you.

Dear One, you all embodied to learn lessons and many of you chose difficult lessons. This does not mean that you are unable to move through them and past them. But it takes time and compassion to clearly see the way forward. It also is very helpful to have community to guide you forward. This community could be formal or informal, large or very intimate. As you grow, your needs for this will change over time. Have faith that the teachers, the companions, the community you need at this very moment will be provided. Trust the synchronicity of your life.

The world is awakening at this time and many of you are going through personal growth that can feel overwhelming. You are not alone in this and you are exactly where you need to be at this time. If you are just beginning to realize how your previous way of life no longer serves you, understand that you were not ready until this moment to make the changes required to move forward.

Begin today to gently reflect and make changes in how you see yourself in the world. Ask for help if you cannot do this alone. Allow synchronicity to take you where you need to go.

You are connected to the All and embedded in the web of connection. The forward movement of others affects you as that positive energy moves down the energetic filaments of the web. In the same fashion, any personal growth that you experience affects others.

This is the time for a major awakening and you will be offered more opportunities for growth and reflection. Do not be afraid to take them, to use compassion and forgiveness in your personal reflections.

You, Dear One, have come so far

And have the potential

To reach higher than ever imagined.

There is no limit to how far you can go

But do it gently with compassion for self.

Allow your internal light to fill your physical body

With love and only love.

It is time.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Growing Pains

 

Just as physical growth

May cause some discomfort

So too, spiritual growth

May do the same.

But know the end result will be wondrous.

Dear One, growth comes with its own process and often discomfort. Spiritual learning may cause you to reflect upon issues long buried deep within your being. And it is the brave soul who allows these issues to percolate and emerge for reflection and release.

The human psyche is well developed to allow you to move forward despite many hurts or disappointments. And often this is done by burying those feelings so that you are able to survive the moment and carry on.

But eventually, especially if you have opened to your spiritual path, these long-forgotten feelings must be brought to the surface to be faced with love and forgiveness. For they sub-consciously affect how you walk through your world even though you do not remember them. What was initiated as a protective measure for you may become an anchor holding you back from further progress upon your path.

It takes courage and faith to allow these feelings to surface and we encourage you to seek help or counsel if you are struggling with what is emerging. It is a part of the process of the cleansing of the soul which will allow more light to emerge as a result.

Dear One, if this is happening to you, it means you are ready, you are strong enough, you have the support to allow this process to continue. Trust in yourself and do not attempt to over-analyze what is occurring. It is more helpful to focus upon what you are feeling rather than what your mind is thinking. For the human condition in many cultures encourages thinking over feeling. And it is time to recognize your feelings and allow them to be heard.

The world is changing, the universe is expanding, and all sentient beings are affected by what is occurring. There are many upon this plane who are very aware of this and who are working very hard to help others to raise their vibrations to ease any discomfort these changes bring to them.

If you are struggling, reach out to others whom you trust. If you have come to the other side of those growth spurts, reach out to those who are confused about what is occurring in their lives. Remember, all are connected. And as one person works through long-forgotten issues, all others gain. This is because you all have similar issues, with varying degrees of intensity, but still they are universal across the human condition.

As you continue to grow, and indeed you will and are growing, love and compassion will become a more natural response to incidents which occur in your life. This includes self-love and self-realization of how far you have come in this earthly life of yours.

It will include compassion for others as you begin to reflect upon the common traits of the human condition and how the spectrum is affected by the level of personal awakening of each person. You will begin to reflect upon how you speak to others, how you listen to others and how you act toward others.

This is in your future, Dear One. But it requires effort on your part, and some discomfort, as discomfort usually goes hand-in-hand with growth. However, you must remember that you are not alone in this. Many others are experiencing the same as you. And you have much help available to you from both the seen and the unseen worlds. Reach out; either for help or to give help. It is all connected and each person’s progress will affect you also.

You are a being of light

Brave enough to live in a world of duality

Where the lessons can be challenging

But not insurmountable.

Help surrounds you

Reach out and take it.

For you are loved and respected

Beyond measure

Dearest One With All of Thee.

 

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