Loss

Is it truly taking something away from you?

Or is it a transition to a new way of being?

Does the impermanence of this life set you back

Or gently guide you forward?

Can you accept these changes with love and gratitude?

Can you understand that it is not truly a loss

But a transformation of being

 For you and others?

Dear One, this human existence allows for many forms of transformation, of loss, as you see it. There is the loss of a livelihood, of possessions, of health or loved ones. With each of these changes in your life you grieve, for an old way of being. But after the grief is over, can you look forward to the possibilities that these transformations provide for you?

Remember the web of connection, how all of existence is affected by your actions or by those of another. Remember that you are gently guided forward every moment of your existence by loving beings who encourage you to grow. And remember that without change, there is no forward movement.

Loss of a loved one is not truly a loss, but a transformation of being. That is to say that your loved one is still present in your life, but in a different way. Be it through a transition to an energetic state as they leave their physical body behind, or in a relationship that has changed, the connection is transformed but still remains; for all are connected.

As the grief, the anger, the emotion subsides, are you able to step back and take a wider view of this transition and how it affects you? Can you see what the gift might be in this transformation occurring in your life? For there is always a gift present in every transition in your life, if you can view it from a different lens.

Yes, the transformation may bring new challenges for you, but do not despair, for you always have support waiting for your call for help. Ask for guidance, for the ability to see things more clearly, as you step onto new ground, moving into uncharted territory in your life.

Dear One, what occurs to you is never a punishment, but an opportunity for personal growth. For your reason for being here upon this physical plane is to experience personal growth in a way unique to this existence. Please remember that you are a divine being who has more power and connection than you realize. And often these transitions occur to open your eyes to seeing yourself and your world in a different light.

This is a time of awakening for all. A shift in consciousness is occurring and it will challenge you to look through a different lens. Remember the times when what you wished for never occurred and at a later date, upon reflection, you were relieved that your wish was not fulfilled.

The challenge of this physical life is that you can not see the whole picture. The perspective that you have is a more personal one and does not include seeing how the connections of the All are affected. There is an intricate network among all of creation which ebbs and flows with the movement of energies across the spectrum of life. Can you trust that love is the hand that moves this vast cosmic connection forward?

Dear One, again we tell you what courageous souls you are to have chosen this physical life. For with it came a loss of the memory of who you truly are and how you are connected to the All. However, the time is now ripe for your awakening to this truth that has been buried deep within you for so long. It is emerging as you realize that the way of being to which you have been accustomed for so long is no longer working. And it is time to change your perspective.

There is never truly loss, only transition. And you have the strength and the help to move through these transitions with grace. You are more powerful than you realize and can create a world of love and abundance. Embrace the love which surrounds you and use it to change the world. For change begins with you.

Through which lens

Do you choose to see your world?

The choice is yours

And you have loving beings

Eager to guide you forward.

Rediscover who you truly are

A divine being on a physical journey,

Empowered and connected.

Dear One with All of Thee.

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It’s Hunting Season

hunting season

Deer in Blue Mood by Nicole Gelinas http://www.fineartamerica.com

It’s 6AM and still pitch black outside. I’m outside with the dog on our first walk of the day around the property. I’ve already done my morning meditation and have felt the surge of energies coming in from above. It’s a beautiful morning, not too cold. The moon is just past full and I can see Venus shining in the Southern sky.

As I walk, I do my morning prayers, blessing the world, my property and all of creation. I stop and look at the moon as it begins its descent for the day. And I thank it for sharing its beauty with me. I just stand there soaking up the silence. No planes, no cars, no equipment running and no gunshots. I allow the peace and the moonlit morning to envelop me as I bless the day.

And then I hear it. The gunshot. And it is close. It jars me so much tears begin to flow. Its hunting season here and I live in the country. I have allowed myself to be wide open as I connect with the day and the gunshot rattles me to the core. It’s dark outside and they are not supposed to hunt deer in the dark. I look towards the sound and I can see the red light from the gun through my naked trees. And I hurry back into the house with the dog. Although they are not on my property, they are close.

Last fall they clear cut that land behind my house and I mourned the loss of those magnificent hardwood trees. The noise and dust were overwhelming, and I felt that my space was being invaded.  But the loggers were just doing their job and they were very respectful of me, as much as they could be under the circumstances. Fortunately, I have a little buffer of my own trees before you see the damage done. After it was over, some friends and I did ceremony out there for the lost trees and I felt better.

Now it is deer hunting season and the owner of that land allows hunters to use it. And although I am not a hunter, I understand that the deer need to be culled. I’ve lived through hunting seasons every year that I’ve been on this land. But this year is different because of the clearcut. It’s easier for them to see with the trees gone. I suspect the hunters come in and put down deer corn and just wait, hiding with a clear view of the deer. This year they are hunting closer to my house although they are still within legal limits.

I told myself that when I heard them shoot a deer on Thanksgiving morning as I was preparing the feast for the company coming later that day. But once again it upset me and I had to calm myself down. I could hear the hunter in his glee saying ‘I got it, I got it!’ as I silently blessed the spirit of the deer that was killed. I think it was the buck. I just saw that buck on my land a few weeks ago and I marveled at how handsome he was. At the time I did a silent prayer that he would survive hunting season. I don’t think he did. They came back after dark the next day with an ATV, four of them retrieving the deer carcass.

This is the time of year that tests me. How do I not judge these hunters because I love those deer so much? I try to put myself in their shoes with the adrenaline rush of the hunt and the thrill of the kill. I try to see them ‘just like me’ doing something that they love. And I remind myself that they will be using the meat for food.

But it is hard. All the teachings I share about this life being an illusion come to mind and I am challenged to remember them in my grief. All I can think of doing is to light a candle for the hunted and the hunters. I don’t know these men. They could be my neighbors who would help me in a second if I needed it. Being hunters does not make them bad people.

I think of how the indigenous peoples honored the animals they killed for food. The respect and gratitude expressed for the animal giving its life so that they could survive. I don’t know if these hunters do that or even understand that concept, though I am sure they are grateful for the meat. And so, I do my own ceremony for the cycles of life here upon this land adjacent to mine.

Hunting season ends on January 1st. Another month to go. More time for me to learn to toughen up to this cycle of life. There is a part of me that wants to find that deer corn and pour human urine on it so that the deer don’t eat it. That is my human, visceral response. But is that truly the best response from a spiritual perspective?

Just as I was the one who mourned those magnificent trees that were felled last year, I can also honor the fallen deer as they give up their life’s breath for another’s life. That I can do and will do until this season ends. They will be in my prayers along with the hunters, for we are all one. Even if the hunting causes me distress, we are still all one and don’t I have to walk my talk?

The Cycles of Life

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themindfulword.org

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

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

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

With kindest regards

Celine

Sadness and Loss

Comfort thyself with the knowledge

That perceived loss

Is only a transition of form,

For energy cannot be destroyed.

Dear One, in this physical world, loss is perceived as permanent, without recovery or future connection to whomever or whatever you feel you have lost. But this is an illusion of the human mind. For all of creation is composed of energy, which cannot be destroyed. You may not interact in the same manner after the physical form is gone. But, Dear One, the energetic imprint, the life you perceived as lost, still remains as a loving entity around you.

For those who have had loved ones transition from their physical forms back to their natural state of pure energy, know that they are still close to you. Communication can still occur, just in a different fashion. There may be a learning curve for both of you. But the loving connection continues to exist and will be there until you are able to join them in the same state of being.

For those who grieve the loss of a furry companion or a part of the Mother, the same applies. The energetic imprint remains with you. Your companion continues to be by your side. The parts of nature you no longer can sense with your physical being, still remains intact, just on another dimension, at another vibration.

Continue to send love to that which/whom you feel you have lost. For your connection to all of creation is through love. Your true nature is one of love. You are a being of light in a physical form, on a physical plane for personal growth. As you continue to grow, this will begin to resonate as truth for you. Be open and receptive to a new way of being in this world. Allow yourself to interact with all of creation in new ways.

As the energetic vibration upon this plane continues to rise, you will be encouraged to adjust by raising your own energetic vibration. This is a new concept to many as the physical body vibrates at a much lower frequency. As you grow, you will better understand your true nature as an energetic being who is only cloaked in this physical form for a very short period of time.

Dear One, you are one with all of creation. Nothing exists on its own, for everything is connected as an energetic force. And energy moves freely between forms and dimensions. Think of water filling a pitcher, contained for a while, but able to flow out and become one with what it encounters in a different form. Not destroyed, just transformed; into vapor, into ice, or saturating that which it touches. It still exists, just in another form.

This life you lead is a dance, a dance between possibilities and worlds. Can you feel the joy of transformation rather than the grief of loss? Human emotion is certainly a part of this journey and we honor the feelings that rise up within you. Acknowledge them and allow them to surface while asking for comforting embrace from those who love you dearly, both on the physical and non-physical planes.

When you are ready, find that place of calm that resides within you. Reach out and bring in the joy that comes with transformation. In your grief, you honor those whom you feel you have lost. But can you then celebrate with them the new freedom, the new adventure, that comes with transition? You, Dear One, are not left behind. You are held close in love, encouraged to grow and to love even more fiercely than you have ever loved before.

Honor all who cross your path, be they animal, mineral or vegetable, for all physical forms are one with the Source. Understand the impermanence of form, of experiences, of anything that exists here upon this physical plane. What is permanent is love. It will exist into infinity, across dimensions, connecting all of existence.

Send love with every breath you take. View your life through the lens of love. And know that nothing is truly lost, only transformed. This is a plane of learning and expansion of who you really are.

You are Love Incarnate.

Contained in a physical form for now,

But able to transmute and transition

Through love and only love.

Letting Go

Can you release your attachments to outcome

And allow the Universe to gently guide you forward?

Can you trust enough

That all will occur in the most perfect way

For the most perfect outcome?

Dear One, you are surrounded by your loving guides who are gently moving you forward in the direction necessary for your personal growth. Understand that you do not see the broader picture that we see. You are not aware of the greatness of which you are capable and how far love can take you on the path to self-discovery and personal power.

Release the grief, the worry and any pre-conceived notions of what is the best outcome. Trust, Dear One, that each interaction, each occurrence in your life provides an opportunity for personal growth. You are gently held in loving embrace as you experience these human emotions.

Know that in your natural state in the other realms, there is only love and joyful existence. You chose a life in this physical realm in order to experience the opposite of love. It is this duality which teaches you how important love is and the potential results from a perceived lack of love.

Dear One, your strength and belief in the power of love is why you chose to embody upon this physical plane. For you understood the far-reaching effects of your love on the world. No matter what happens, love will comfort and strengthen you and contribute to humanity in ways you cannot fathom from your human perspective.

If you were to view your life at this moment from the wider view that we have, you would know that all is well. You would trust that the outcome of your experience will allow you to move forward in exactly the way you chose to grow during this lifetime.

Can you release the trappings of the human mind and human emotion which limit you and allow your life to unfold exactly as planned? Trust that you are never alone and that you are supported at all times by the Universal love.

Understand that through the connections of the collective consciousness you are being supported by love. And any love that you express is sent to all through the web of connection. Lessons abound for everyone and are intertwined in the vast sea of consciousness. The complexity of these connections is more that can be grasped by the human mind.

Be comforted with the knowledge that there are no mistakes, only opportunities for growth by you or by others. Understand that occurrences in your life may be a way you serve others by providing lessons for them. You are all connected and every action affects the all.

If you shift your focus from seeing only a personal experience instead to seeing a universal experience, you might better understand how your human mind cannot perceive the best outcome. So trust, Dear One, that as you learn, so do others learn through your experiences. You are teacher and you are student simultaneously with every occurrence in your life.

And you are never alone.

That is impossible.

Dear One With All of Thee.