The Calm Within

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Ripples on the Ocean by Vladimir Kush http://artgalereya.mirtesen.ru

It is there

Waiting for you to find it.

The soothing calm needed

To continue moving forward

In grace.

Dear One, you came to this physical plane with many tools yet to be discovered by you. And one of them is the internal calm present in each and every one of you. The fast pace of this world with its demands and perceived priorities have pulled you away from the very place which will help you replenish; that well of internal calm, always present, rarely used.

In order to move forward and to grow on your path, more time is required looking within and finding that inner peace. There are so many distractions in your life which can make it difficult to find the time to go within and rest. Can you ask yourself how to prioritize your time to allow this inner journey to occur daily?

Many feel that they need to spend a lengthy period of time sitting and breathing, with no thoughts at all, in order to make that connection. But, Dear One, even the masters have thoughts running through their minds as they sit quietly. The key is not to engage with those thoughts. Allow them to flow out with your breath, releasing them as you exhale. Do not despair as more thoughts come. It takes much practice to allow the mind to settle down and to stop engaging.

Breathe in calm, breathe out a smile. How many times do you stop breathing throughout your day? A deep calming breath can do so much for you. Try it now. Inhale for 5 counts, hold for 5 counts, exhale for 5 counts. Filling your lungs with the air around you will provide you with more energy to take the next step.

You are connected to the Source and that connection lies within you. The physical body is just a vehicle, a tool, to allow you to move through this physical world as you learn what you came here to learn. The external physical world is an illusion created by you, necessary for your lessons, but not true reality.

Your connection to the All is within you. What depths of knowledge and love exist within that physical body of yours? The Universe does not exist externally. The Universe exists within you through this connection. You are a piece of this infinite expansion of love and creation. All that you see and consider real is but a hologram. You are so much more than you realize.

What do you do with this piece of knowledge? Know that the answers rest within you. Understand the synchronicities in your life are there to help guide you forward. For each and every one of you has this connection with the Source and with each other. Many of the guiding moments in your life are intangible, internal and energetic exchanges.

Those who are more sensitive understand how they are affected by these unseen forces and as you awaken you will also begin to notice these connections. Being aware of these is but another tool for you to use as you move through your day. But in order to become more aware, it is necessary to give yourself the time to sit and just be present with your breath, with your connection to the All.

This can be done in a moment, in a breath with the intent of finding that connection. The calm within will emerge as you give a moment of pause, of reflection, of love, of breath. Notice how often you hold that breath in anger, fear or frustration. When you do, allow it to flow once again, deeply and calmly.

Begin to use the tools given to you for moving through this physical existence. You are not your physical body, that fragile form which navigates this world. You are so much more, Dear One. The strength of you, the love of your creation and the connection to the All lie within you. Find that inner calm and go there daily, if only for a moment, for a breath. Find it and you will feel the peace of the Source, the strength and knowledge of the Universe. For this is you, in all of your splendor.

Love exists

It is you.

In conjunction with the peace within.

Do not accept the external illusions as your reality.

Your true self lies within

Connected to the All.

Indeed, you are

One With All of Thee.

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Come Into Your Power

Allow the gentle forces within you

To emerge in all their brilliance.

Accept that you are a Divine being

Living in an imperfect world.

Dear One, can you begin to accept the truth that you are indeed a powerful force fueled by love? The energy which brings you to your height of power is the energy of love and nothing else. For love is the constant in the Universe, although it is difficult to see here upon this physical plane.

You were created in love and are love incarnate living in a world of challenges. And yet there is so much that you can do to change this world, to see this world through a frame of love rather than fear. It begins with how you view yourself.

Where you see weakness, we see strength unrevealed. Where you see fear, we see courage unexpressed. Where you place judgment, we offer gratitude for the journey upon which you have embarked.

You are not alone on this path, though many of you feel as if that is the case. There is much suffering in this world caused by greed, judgment and fear. Can you begin to change the way you walk through your day? Can you begin each day giving gratitude for a wondrous day ahead, no matter what you anticipate?

You create your own world. This means that if you worry about a day filled with strife and anguish, that is the day you will create. The power you have to create your world goes unnoticed as you blame your perceived challenges on outside forces. Can you begin to change your attitude on how you view your day?

This world is filled with pain and suffering and there is only so much you can physically do to relieve that for others. But you can do so much more in how you move through your day. You can either join in the judgment, the downward spiral that is occurring around you or you can choose not to engage. Practicing detachment from the chaos which surrounds you.

You have the power to bring calming energy to your immediate environment and outward, by the way you view what is happening around you. You have all met someone who seems to be unfazed by the surrounding drama, who makes everyone feel calm just by their presence. This is the power of detachment. It is possible to remain detached while still having compassion for those around you.

But the power that you have can help change the vibration if you hold steady to your own strength in a sea of chaos. There are many who are searching on how to move forward. By staying calm and centered you can help show others how to do the same. No words need be exchanged. They will see the difference in how you move through your world and want to mirror that process.

The choice is yours whether you wish to join in with the drama or stay grounded, centered and detached. One choice will bring your vibration down to the level of those embroiled in the drama. The other choice will help bring others up to your vibrational energy by providing a calming example. Which do you choose?

Dear One, there are many like you who are awakening, who want to help and not contribute to the fear that surrounds so many. Look for these like-minded people and spend time with them, helping each other to maintain their strength in trying times. There are many more than you realize who are beginning to understand the power in how they move through their day.

It is helpful to have others who are choosing to walk in love in your life. Do not despair and think you are the only one. Do not succumb to the fear that permeates this world. There is help, not only from others in the physical realm but from the unseen world which surrounds you daily. Ask for help. Ask for guidance. Give yourself time to replenish and restore.

You are a wondrous being of light

Living in a world of illusion

Among those who give their power to others

Rather than using it to help change their world.

They need guidance and support

From ones like you who are further along the path

Back to the Oneness.

You are more powerful than you realize.

Accept this part of yourself

And use it to change your world.

Dear One With All of Thee.

The Beginning or the End?

Each and every day

Each and every moment

You can ask yourself this question

What is it that you choose

In this moment of time?

Dear One, change begins with you. You are the creator of your life and your world. You have the choice to sit back and allow life to come to you; or you can seize the moment and create the world, the life, that you want. It is up to you.

You mark the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months, years. And yet time itself does not even exist. You remember the past and certainly can learn from the past. You plan for the future and strive to control personal or worldly events by your actions. And still you question the purpose, the effect, that your life has upon this world and beyond.

Reflect upon a flock of starlings, creating geometric forms in the sky as they gracefully fly together en masse, to and fro, never once colliding with each other. They fly in synchrony, with joy, with full abandon, following the currents as one, each contributing their part towards the final creation.

So too, with you, Dear One. You are part of a cosmic dance that moves across dimensions, far and wide. You are unaware of it when you use only your physical senses. But when you move into that meditative state of connection, you are able to touch on it, if only for a moment. Your soul, your higher self, knows the steps to this dance and tries to bring your consciousness along when you are in the physical realm.

There is a grace to the dance of creation, of which you are a part, and to which you contribute with each breath that you take. The challenge is to let go of that thinking mind and allow your higher consciousness to show you the way. Release and let go and then dance! The Universal song plays in your subconscious, giving you the beat, the rhythm, the flow to follow as you dance.

Dear One, remember that all you see with your physical eyes is an illusion, it is not the reality of your true existence. Can you instead see with your heart, from which the music comes? Be still and listen. Take time this day to reflect upon how far you have come. Give gratitude for the lessons and those who provided you the opportunities to learn. Bless all who have crossed your path.

The gauge of your growth is not whether you have lived up to your promises to do better, but whether or not you tried. This is not a time to begin another cycle of self-judgment and recrimination, but to savor the accomplishments that brought you to this very moment.

Reflection is encouraged, self-judgment is not. Compassion is encouraged, for yourself and for others. Engagement with others is encouraged as they have much to teach you about yourself and the way of being. Take a step forward in love, in faith and in strength.

End the feelings of self-doubt and perceived failures. Begin to notice how much you have changed and affected the lives of others. And remember that all interactions may not be joyful ones for all parties involved. But all interactions are opportunities for growth for all.

Accept the gift of life here upon this plane as one unavailable on any other plane or dimension. The unique mixture of all elements of this existence provide opportunities available nowhere else. Success is measured in whether you take that next step, that next breath, no matter what.

Developing faith in yourself and in the connection of all will help you on this journey. Close your eyes, focus on your breath and allow the love of the universe to embrace you. Worry not about the caliber of your achievements. Strive only to act in love, for this is your greatest asset. Always love.

Act and do not re-act.

Act in love always.

Listen for the universal song

In your heartbeat, in your breath, in your surroundings.

And move forward in dance

With faith that all will be well

No matter what happens.

You will always be loved

You will always be

One With All of Thee.

Vulnerability

Is being vulnerable a strength

Or a weakness?

Does it require surrender

Or resistance?

Dear One, the human existence is an opportunity to live in a world of dualities, not only externally, but also internally. The complexities created by human emotion combined with the illusion of being alone make it difficult to easily describe one’s personality. Perceived strength as described by your external influences may be mis-leading.

The perception of being alone feeds the belief that the more independent one is, the more strength and power one has. Relying on others is often perceived as a weakness and a liability. This feeds the illusion of lack, that more for you means less for me. Therefore, many feel the need to acquire many possessions which then require protection. Ownership and accumulated wealth are looked upon as a beacon of success in many areas of this physical plane of existence.

When you consider all that we have taught in terms of being one with all through the web of connection, the perception of singular success is an oxymoron. For if all are connected, the success of one individual means the success of all. But the success we refer to is more intangible than acquisition of possessions or status.

Dear One, the purpose of this plane of learning is to bring your innate understanding of oneness and connection into this physical existence. By laying aside your mask of independence and invincibility, you begin to lay the foundation of combining both worlds (seen and unseen). Your true nature is one of connection. You are a single cell in a universal organism of love and knowledge. It is impossible for you to exist alone.

This is where your internal duality comes into play. You intuitively know that you are one with all. And yet, you are encouraged and often respected on this physical plane for being independent and self-reliant. Showing any vulnerability is often seen as a weakness, when in fact, it is a strength. Can you begin to understand that asking for help, working within a community, sharing individual gifts for the success of the whole is your true nature?

Perfection and self-reliance are false indicators of personal growth. Understanding your connection with all of creation better serves you in your path forward. Knowing that your unique gifts combined with the unique gifts of another allows you both to reach heights neither could reach alone. Understanding that embracing your perceived imperfections in a physical world is a step forward. For these realizations evoke humility and self-love. And how can you love another in this world if you cannot first love yourself?

Dear One, remove the mask of invincibility you wear for others. Accept your imperfections. For when you can love and accept your own vulnerabilities, you can begin to have compassion for others on their path of self-discovery.

Personal gain is an illusion. The forward path is paved with opportunities to live with a foot in both worlds; the physical existence you now experience and the non-physical existence from where you came. There is much to be gained as you begin to combine experiences from both realms.

You, Dear One, have embarked on a journey of discovery that requires walking with a foot in both worlds simultaneously. This will become more apparent to you as you continue your forward movement. Can you lay aside your self-criticism and listen to that voice connected to the All, rather than that voice which parrots the illusions of the physical world?

Open your wings and fan away the winds of dis-content that harbor in your heart at this time. Make room for the joy which is a part of your true nature. Allow your true nature to emerge; delicate strength embodied in loving embrace by the All of Existence.

You, Dear One, are a magnificent piece of the whole.

Your glow accentuates the flame of existence across realms into infinity.

Release the joy that lives within you with every breath you take.

And light up this world with your own personal spark of love.

Dear One with All of Thee.

Mis-perception Causes Doubt

 

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Artwork by @aykutmaykut

Can you trust what you see with your physical eyes?

Or do you need to look from your heart

To understand exactly what is happening

And why?

Dear One, this physical world in which you live is filled with illusions which can lead to mis-perceptions and doubt of who you really are. Remember that the physical senses help you navigate a physical world. But there is much more to existence that this. And in order to see beyond, to understand what is really happening, requires looking through your third eye; using your intuition and seeing with compassion and love.

You are so much more that you realize as you walk on this physical plane. For years, you have accepted the reality which you have experienced with your physical senses. This has brought you joy at times, while on other occasions has caused you to lose faith in yourself and in the forward movement of creation.

Today we wish to remind you that there is more to existence than what you can experience through the physical body. The lack of experience you have in using your other ‘senses’ is causing you much distress and promoting fear and doubt. We encourage you to acknowledge and to work with the entirety of your being, which includes your energetic bodies and senses.

You have had glimpses into this world when you had a spark of an idea, an impulsive moment to take another route or to say words which you had not planned to speak. If you were to pay closer attention to your days, you would recognize more of these moments which you cannot quite explain. These are the times when your other self, your higher self, is guiding you forward as it reaches through the barriers of physical existence to reach you in your most natural form.

Dear One, can you begin to allow yourself to accept that there is more to your existence that what you perceive with your physical senses? It is time. For now, as the vibrational energies of this physical plane are rising, there is a part of you that yearns to be free from the chains that have kept it hidden for so long.

In order to move through your world, with the higher vibrations coming into existence, it is necessary to begin to accept the gifts of these additional senses that are so natural for you. Deny them no longer and accept them for the gifts that they are. The physical senses brought you only so far. To continue the journey, it is time to cease listening only to that human mind and to begin to see through your heart center; that energetic space whcih exists around your physical heart area.

There is an awakening occurring across this planet of yours and your help is required to continue to move the collective consciousness forward. Can you set aside those feelings of unworthiness, of doubt and fear and to begin to move forward with your innate grace and power? Giant leaps of growth are not required. But opening up your heart and coming from a place of love and compassion will begin to unwrap the bindings that have held you back for so long.

When you perceive of a situation or a person and begin to make a judgment, stop. Take a breath and revisit what you think you are perceiving. Open your heart and your mind, ground yourself and surround yourself with the loving embrace of the Oneness. Then look again. Be open to all possibilities, for there are an infinite number of possibilities, unlike the minor few conjured up by your physical mind.

Send love and blessings to that person or situation, not judgment. View through the veil of compassion and see what is happening as an opportunity for growth, for all involved. For truly, that is all that it is. An opportunity for growth. An opportunity to come from love and compassion. An opportunity to walk in grace. And remind yourself that love is much stronger than fear. Always.

True power, true peace, does not come from physical strength but through internal love and acceptance of all that is. You are unable to see the larger picture from your vantage point here upon this physical plane. You are, however, able to send blessings and love to all, even if you do not agree with their actions.

Remember, with compassion, the times you were wounded and wanted to lash out to ease your internal pain and confusion. Remember, with compassion, the times when you felt so alone and ignored by others. Remember that you are a being of light and love, capable of seeing clearly through your additional, non-physical senses.

You, Dear One, are the instrument of change, not only for this physical world, but across realms, as all are connected. In love. Allow your true nature to emerge. See things as they really are. Love your fellow travelers on this plane, unconditionally. Love as you wish to be loved. Bless as you wish to be blessed. Cease judging, as you wish not to be judged.

You are greater, stronger and loved more than you realize.

Extend your hand behind you to pull others forward, just as you reach forward to be held in love by those ahead of you on their journeys.

Love, Dear One.

For love is all there is.

 

Reflections

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Is what you see in the mirror real?

Or is it an illusion

Created by your mind?

Dear One, this human shell in which you live is only an illusion created by your mind. Everything that you see, hear, taste, touch is an illusion; a part of this physical reality that is a temporary state of being for you. But it is a necessary step in your journey of self-realization and personal growth.

This human existence was created as a learning ground for you to strengthen and test your wings. As a young babe you were still aware of the false reality of this existence. This knowledge was still available to you as you adjusted to being in a physical state.

However, it was necessary for partial amnesia to set in to give you the full impact of this physical experience. But as you became more accustomed to this state of being, fully embracing the way of life in a physical world, many began to believe that this existence was all that was.

By fulling accepting this embodiment as the only reality, many of you closed the door to the other part of your duality. This is that part of you which is pure energy, pure love, pure light. You succumbed to the false beliefs generated by the human mind.

Many see beauty as something only of the physical frame rather than the internal glow of your true self. Many believe that this is a world of lack rather than abundance. By accepting fear as their motivation rather than love, many have moved further away from their true essence of being.

Dear One, look into the mirror and see your true self reflecting back at you. This is the self who understands the truth about the universe. This is the self that is trying to break free from the chains that bind it to the human condition. You have felt these pangs of homesickness as so many of you seek something more than this human existence can offer you.

The time is now to allow the illusion created by this world to fade. Not completely, for there are still lessons for many to learn. But your longing for peace within your heart comes from an inner knowledge, a memory of another existence; an existence of love and joy.

Can you begin to see that the power sought by the human mind is useless? It is the power within, that connection to the All, which is more desirable and useful on this path of self-discovery.

Can you begin to understand that having the courage to be your authentic self will inspire others to do the same? This includes revealing those vulnerabilities which are part of your lesson on this journey. The mask worn by so many is just another illusion you have learned to present to others.

You are loved unconditionally by those of us who know you as your true self. You are lovingly guided by us as you navigate this world of illusion. Go within to connect with us. Begin to think in terms of energy rather than physical. For this physical world is like a hologram, created only for the purpose of learning.

Do not feel as if you are alone in this craving for re-connection. There are many others who feel as you do, but who are afraid to let themselves be known. Be open to allowing them into your life.  More and more are awakening and catching a glimpse of who they really are and the possibilities that come with that realization.

It begins with you, Dear One. Can you find the courage to be your authentic self? You will be surprised at who enters your life when you do this. For like attracts like and love attracts love. Abandon fear and the illusions that it carries with it.

There is no need to preach or teach with words. It is how you live your life every day. Allow that radiance within to shine from every pore in your physical body. Shut down your mind and open your heart. Allow the universal love to flow from your heart.

See yourself and your world as you truly are.

One With All of Thee.

Your Place in the World

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Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes http://www.csmonitor.com

Why are you here?

How do you fit into this world?

Why do you feel so out of place?

Dear One, you are meant to be here in this world at this time. There is a purpose to your life, be it to facilitate growth in another or yourself, to be present with your whole being at a necessary time or to be a loving presence in a world gone awry.

Never feel that you have been misplaced or forgotten, for you are surrounded by loving beings at all times on this journey of yours. Never feel that you do not make a difference with your presence, for your power is great. Never be anything but your authentic self. For your individuality is what makes you so valuable on this shared journey upon this physical plane.

The unseen world is what we ask you to focus upon this day. For more often than not, it is what you do on an energetic level that makes a difference. Just being present either in thought or prayer for a friend who needs support can make a great difference.

Sending love or healing thoughts is a powerful tool. Energy knows no bounds and your thoughts, your intent, can traverse this globe in an instant. Like attracts like and there are many others just like you scattered across this world quietly doing their work. You are not alone on this journey but are supported by legions of loving beings. Rather than shutting them out, open your heart to them and to the loving guidance they offer you.

All come from the Source, though many upon this physical plane have succumbed to the illusion of power created by fear. There is much suffering in this world, much of which is the result of many choosing fear over love. But you embarked upon this journey aware of the presence of suffering; knowing that challenges are what lead to growth.

The true power lies within you. And this power is great enough to endure suffering with love. The key is to understand the impermanence of each moment of your life. The joy, the sadness, the disappointments, the successes are all just a moment in time on your path forward.

Can you begin to see, really see, that the true nature of all existence is love? Can you accept that you are a being of light living in a physical world filled with illusions created by the human mind? Can you empower yourself knowing that by changing your perspective you can dissolve the illusions that create suffering?

We are not condoning passivity or lack of action. We are encouraging you to take a breath and come from your heart rather than from your mind; the mind which is often filled with fearful thoughts. For Dear One, you CAN make a difference by how you view your world.

You can make a difference by not accepting the illusion created by fear.

You can make a difference by radiating a loving presence as you move through your day.

You can make a difference by offering or seeking support when needed.

Each of you has a unique gift to share with this world. Some may be at the forefront encouraging others to act with pure intent. Others may be quietly raising the vibration of this environment, doing their work in obscurity. Some are doing their own personal work. For does not global change begin with changing how you perceive your personal world?

Dear One, however you move through this world, do it in love; for yourself, for others, for the All.

Do it in gratitude for the opportunities which lie ahead for you.

Do it with grace, knowing that you came here for an experiential journey.

You have a purpose and that purpose is to be your authentic self. Acknowledge and use your personal power to help dissolve the illusions created by fear.

One step at a time.

One breath at a time.

For the highest good of all concerned