Do Not Fear Change

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Change is necessary

To move you forward

Individually and collectively.

Fear not what is to come

For it will allow you

Greater opportunities and possibilities.

Dear One, do not fear what is coming, for change is required to assist you in your growth. This is not occurring as punishment or with judgment, but with anticipation of the opportunities that will arrive as a result. You are loved beyond measure and we are with you every moment of your existence, for our connection is permanent and strong.

You have the strength, the power, to move through these changes with grace. For you are a Divine being embodied in a human form to experience change and personal growth. This physical plane is one of the most revered forums for moving forward on your individual path. And it is only the most courageous souls, of which you are one, who choose to experience this existence.

Dear One, find solace in the silence within, for that is where your reservoir of strength lies. Shut out the chaos of fear and anxiety which surrounds you. This is difficult, we understand, but possible. Associate with others who understand the power of the silence within. You have much to learn, but also much to teach.

You are a Being of light, who has up until this moment, forgotten who you are and from where you have come. But in the coming days, as a result of the changes occurring at this time, you will begin to awaken to your true nature. You will find the joy within and dip into the reservoir of strength that fills your inner being.

Send blessings to all and offer gratitude for how far you have come while still enshrouded in the false notion that you are only human. Dear One, you are so much more than this physical form. Review your life and reflect upon the strength you exhibited in times of stress. Contemplate on the synchronicities which led you forward, or the gentle urges to act or speak in a certain way. These are all examples of your connection with your higher self, with the Oneness of All.

The connection has been there since you arrived here upon this plane. You just have not been aware of it as much as you are at this moment and will be in the coming days. For you are awakening. The healings occur through the cracks in the wall that has encased your inner light for so very long. It is time for you to shed the outer layers of protection, as you begin to understand that the strength lies within and emerges with your wondrous light.

Dear One, do not fear the change that is coming, that is occurring as you read these words. For you are ready, and you have all the tools necessary to move forward with grace. Pay attention to those synchronistic moments, for they will guide you forward. Cease judgment and understand that it is important to experience both sides of the duality of being here upon this plane. Remember that all you meet have come from the same Source and will return to the same Source.

You are all on the same path, but at different parts of that path. Some will be able to go only so far before they return to their true nature in the unseen world. Some will return sooner to complete their work from the other side, in a higher vibration allowing them a greater range of affect. And some will stay here to help with the changes in vibration, helping to anchor others by sending them love and blessings.

All of you have a role to play, either here or from another dimension. But remember that the connection never fades as others make their transition to the other side. Once again, we tell you that all of creation is connected in a matrix of love. Truly a magnificent web of connection.

Take a deep breath and move forward with grace and courage. You have an unlimited source of both within you. For you are the vehicle for change, with an endless supply of love and strength, connected to the Source, through filaments glistening in radiant light.

You, Dear One, are loved.

You are love incarnate

And capable of more

Than you ever imagined.

Rise and dip into that well of strength

And send love with every breath.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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Hurricane Florence

My Dear Readers

I live in central North Carolina and so will feel the effects of hurricane Florence very soon. That means I may lose power for a week or longer. If this happens, I won’t be doing a post on Sunday. This will be the first time that I haven’t done a weekly post since the inception of this blog in September 2011. But in the event that I cannot get a post out, I wanted to give you two different tools to use in times of chaos. These are not my tools, but ones I learned from elsewhere and forgive me for not having the sources at hand to share with you.

First, if you are feeling stressed or anxious, you can do this exercise which will help calm you. This is from the tapping community.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably.
  2. Cross your left ankle over your right ankle.
  3. Extend your arms out in front of you and place the backs of your hands together.
  4. Cross your right hand over your left hand so that you can now clasp your hands together. If done correctly, you now have your right wrist laying on top of your left wrist.
  5. Now rotate your clasped hands under and up to your chest. Elbows are down and your clasped hands are close to your heart area.
  6. Gently allow your tongue to rest on the roof of your mouth.
  7. Now just breathe and enjoy the hug that you are giving yourself.

A dear friend showed me this and I do it often especially if I cannot fall asleep at night due to a racing mind. It works with the energetic meridians in your body.

Second, this is a meditation to help you overcome your fears.

  1. Close your eyes and think about a fear that you have.
  2. See it in your mind’s eye and answer these questions:
  3. What does your fear look like?
  4. What shape is it?
  5. How tall or wide is it?
  6. Does it have a texture?
  7. What color is it?
  8. Does it have a smell?
  9. Take a good look at it.
  10. Then wipe the slate clear and start this process all over again, once again seeing your fear and answering the same questions. Then wipe the slate clear.
  11. Repeat this process at least 6 times or until your fear has transformed or disappeared.

The point of this exercise is to see your fear. Because once you really look at your fear, you will realize that it is not as powerful as you once thought. This exercise came from one of my shaman friends and again, I apologize that I don’t have the source at hand.

I hope that one or both of these will help you in the coming days. We all can do our part to counteract the fear in this world with love. But it begins with each of us working on our own stuff. And the more balanced each of us can be, the better we can serve the world.

Many blessings to you all and I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Generator and gas, water, food that doesn’t require refrigeration, batteries, flashlights and candles. I think I’m as prepared as I can be.

Please send loving energy out to all those in the world who are experiencing trauma and challenges. We will get through the hard times together with love.

And remember chaos precedes calm and change.

Sending much love to you all.

Calm during Chaos

You have the ability

To dampen the chaos

With your internal calm,

With your connection to the All.

For you are more powerful

Than you realize.

Dear One, one thing to keep in mind is how this web of connection works here upon this physical plane. Because you are connected to all of creation, you may feel the emotions of others, especially if you are very sensitive. This can be a challenge for you, since you may not realize that the emotions you feel do not belong to you, but to another.

However, this works to the contrary also. Others will be affected by the calm that you exude as you move through this world. And so, this is what we ask of you; to find the calm deep within and to bring it forth to share with others.

You have all been in the presence of someone who either agitates you or calms you. There are those who can walk into a room and immediately change the atmosphere into one of chaos or calm. This is a role that you are also able to play and we encourage you to be the reservoir of calm in an age of chaos.

We have given you tools before on how you can protect yourself from the energies of others. Remaining grounded with Mother Earth or imagining a white or purple light around your physical being. Surrounding yourself with the loving energies of others from the non-physical realm and sending that love out to those around you.

It is a web of connection, Dear One, and whether you are alone or in a sea of people, you can and will feel what is happening with others. The task before you is to be the source of love and calm, rather than accepting the fear and chaos that permeates this world at this time.

Chaos precedes calm and change, and this physical realm is in the midst of a great awakening, with the potential for great change ahead. You have much help from the unseen world. Just ask for guidance and support and allow yourself moments of silence to receive the messages that are coming to you. For you have a direct line to the higher realms. Each and every one of you does. And that connection is filled with love for you and for all.

Do not feel that you are insignificant and unable to perform this task, for you have more power than you realize. You affect others daily not only with your words and deeds, but also with your thoughts and emotions. Consider how many others with whom you have interacted throughout your lifetime. Countless others have been in your presence, if only in passing.

Consider now how each one has been touched by you as your energetic fields connect, even for the briefest of moments. Consider the power of prayer with the transmission of love and compassion. And then consider the power of this when it is done by large numbers of souls, throughout the universe.

You, Dear One, have the power to help change this world and those worlds beyond your present awareness. Like attracts like and even small actions of kindness will draw out the same in others. Do not minimize your role in the growth of the collective consciousness.

Each of you has a gift to use for this purpose. It begins with love, something of which all of you have an unlimited source. Begin with love and as you discover and develop your gift, whatever it may be, continue by using that gift to help transform the chaos to calm.

It is no mistake

That you are embodied here at this time.

You have the courage

To help with the shift of consciousness

Now occurring here upon this plane.

We hold you in gratitude and in love.

We are always by your side.

You are never alone, Dear One.

Dear One With All of Thee.

The Awakening Has Begun

You are on course

To expand your consciousness

And to continue to awaken

To your true nature.

Empowered with love

And through love.

One with All of Creation.

Dear One, the process of awakening has been occurring for many years across this plane. The purpose is for all of those courageous enough to embody at this time to become more aware of their true nature. You are already enlightened beings who were willing to give up that memory for a short time so to learn and grow here upon this plane. In doing so, your enlightenment has expanded and allowed the collective consciousness to grow through you and your experiences here upon this physical plane.

As the shift begins to quicken, so too will your opportunities to see your life more clearly. You will begin to look through your heart rather than through your mind. Both are necessary in order to exist here upon this plane, but the heart has been dormant long enough on your journey forward. By opening it, you will experience more freedom in your daily life and more clarity in your interactions throughout your day.

This is a time that has been anticipated for eons as you have slowed your forward progress in past generations. But the time is now for you to better understand who you truly are and the true nature of your existence here with the many lessons provided you in this lifetime. The purpose of these words and the writings of many others is to plant seeds to help you to move past your fears and move into loving relationship with the All That Is.

As the shift continues to accelerate, the sensitivities of many will be tested as the spiritual climate upon this plane continues to change. Many are not ready or prepared to move forward and will wish to slow down the progress. Others may appear to be doing this but in reality, are playing a role that they agreed to play in the expansion of the collective consciousness. Both groups require your loving attention, for judgment will not suffice.

Love supersedes fear, is more powerful than fear, and when expressed with pure intent will help greatly in this forward movement. How another responds to that gift of love you offer does not matter to you. The important task is to create a climate of love across this physical plane as you continue to open your heart.

Love will brush away the mist that has been created by fear so that you may see more clearly. That which you imagined so powerful will shrink in size as you see its true nature. The movement is not to eradicate dark completely upon this physical plane. For this plane exists in duality and so both light and dark will continue to coexist. The difference will be in the neutrality between both as you disempower the fear and darkness that has chained you for so long.

In time, you will be able to observe with detachment any attempts fear makes to ensnare you. Instead of feeling the rise of fear in your belly, you will be able to send out love from your heart. This will shed light on the darkness and disempower it as it attempts to take hold on you as it did in the past.

This process includes the darkness you feel within your own self, as all have the duality existing within them. Accept that shadow self and send it love. Reflect upon how it may have served you in the past and how it might serve you in the future with some alteration and moderation.

You, Dear One, are poised to take flight as you have not yet experienced on this physical plane. Embrace these changes that are coming. Embrace the love that surrounds you. Embrace the love that fills your very being. And understand that no offering of love is too little or too late. For remember that time truly does not exist but in your mind.

Be of love.

Be of love.

Be of love.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Blueberry Season is Over

 

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Another blueberry season behind me.

Hard to believe that seven weeks have gone by so quickly. And it was a wonderful season. The bushes were full of beautiful clusters of blueberries which made the picking much easier than last year. In fact, it took half the time to pick 5 pounds (the amount that fills a one-gallon bucket) than it did last year.

We only pick in one-gallon buckets so as not to crush the blueberries with the extra weight. This is especially important when they are wet, usually right after a rainstorm. Those mornings are always challenging especially when we cull them. The berries have to be dry before we handle them too much or else they get soft and very sticky. They get a shiny coat of sugar on them and look like they are still wet, even though they are dry. The first year I picked blueberries, it took me awhile to figure this out.

I had such a great team of workers helping me this year. They knew exactly what to do while I was gone making deliveries, giving me one less thing I had to think about. A few of them have been picking for me for a number of years.

They become like family and blueberry season creates a special community for me. It is made up of all my workers who I usually see only during the season as they go off to do what they do in the off season.

But it is also made up of all my clients, many of who have been buying from me for at least 8 years. I love these clients of mine and have a good rapport with them. They end up thanking me at season’s end for all that I do. I’ll miss them all in the off-season.

Friends ask me if I’m glad that it’s over and honestly, I have mixed feelings. Yes, my body is tired, exhausted from the early wake-ups and the non-stop activity. I could never do this all year round. But for 6-8 weeks, I can handle it.

But I will miss the comradery with all the people who fill my days for this short span during the year. Transitioning back into my normal routine takes a little time. For one, I have to rest and give myself a little time to recover. Then I’m back on track taking care of all the things that were allowed to slide when the main focus of life was blueberries. One of the things I’ll miss the most is just walking down the rows and grazing on fresh berries. Especially at the end of season when they are the sweetest they can be.

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would become a blueberry farmer, although I’d always wanted to live on a farm. And now I have ten seasons behind me. You never know what will come next year, depending on the weather and when that late freeze will come in the spring. Will it come when the buds are still tight and pretty safe? Or will it come after they’ve opened and the bees are starting to pollinate? Will we have hail that will damage the crop?

Farming is a humbling experience and my way of connecting with Mother Earth and the All. I bless those bushes every day and thank them for coming back year after year with another new crop.

I’ve been very fortunate and work with the fairies throughout the year. People might think I’m crazy but I thank my fairies all the time for guiding me and for protecting us from bad weather. I can see them covering the land with a blanket of protection prior to a bad storm. Maybe I’ve just had a bit too much sun, but its my reality and it works for me. 😉

So now it’s time to clean up the rest of the land that has been ignored. I’ll harvest some fruit from my small orchard and tend my herb garden. Oh yes, and graze on grape tomatoes which always seem to grow in my compost pile every year. Who needs to plant tomatoes when they seem to thrive in my compost pile?

The hummingbirds have grown to about a dozen at the feeders at this point. I refill those feeders multiple times a day. Especially since one male seems to like to claim a feeder for his very own. I’ll miss them when they migrate south.

So on to the next part of my year which involves more writing and teaching and yes, a couple of part-time jobs also. No more blueberry work until February when I start pruning again.

It has been a good year!

Thank you blueberry bushes for a wonderful crop!

Thanks to my wonderful team of pickers and cullers.

And thanks to my loyal clients.

Till next year!

 

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.

What Do You See?

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When you look around you

What do you see?

Possibilities or utter despair?

Beauty or destruction?

What do you see?

Dear One, the way you see your world reflects back on how you see yourself. The illusion which you choose as reality mirrors back to you your own emotional and spiritual state of mind. It affects how you move through this holographic world created by you in your temporary visit here upon this plane.

The realm from which you came is filled with love. Love permeates all thought and interaction. It is the true nature of being. Your choice to descend upon this lower vibrational state of being brings with it many challenges, but also many possibilities. For you are the creator of your own world, though many of you still find this a difficult concept to grasp.

There is beauty, there is love present with every breath, every step you take. But it is often obscured by the cloud formed by your inner thoughts, your fears and trepidations. All of you have had trials and challenges in your life up to this point. And more will present themselves to you. However, there are two ways to approach these trials; with fear or with love.

Can you begin to walk through your day choosing faith over worry? Can you see possibilities rather than overwhelming challenges in your path? Can you see the beauty in everything around you? For even in areas filled with desolation and destruction, life continues to thrive and opportunities for love continue to exist. For you, Dear One, are love incarnate which means that everywhere you go, you bring love with you. It is a part of your make-up.

You have the choice to allow this love to emerge or to suppress it and mask it with fear. The choice is yours. It begins with loving yourself, with acknowledging the power you have to change your life and your world. You are guided daily by loving hands. This guidance may occur as a fleeting thought, a synchronous encounter or by an opportunity presented to you seemingly out of nowhere. Can you have enough faith in yourself and in the love of the All That Is to see these events as gentle encouragements to take a chance?

You, Dear One, are given opportunities every day to change how you walk through your world. Should a challenge appear before you, reflect upon your immediate reaction. Are you overcome with fear and dread or can you take a breath and approach with love using your personal power? The universe will provide you with what you request. Remember this as you find yourself saying negative statements such as ‘This is never-ending’, ‘I will never be good enough’, or ‘I cannot do this’.

Look instead for the possibilities of love, of positive change or repetitive lessons presented to you in these events. Change your perspective and remember that this is a journey of growth for you. The only judgment comes from within your own mind. Be aware of the words you use, of the thoughts that run through your mind and change them from negative to positive. Seek help if needed from others. This journey is not a solo trek. Assistance is provided to you along your path. You are never alone.

Dear One, remember that you are the creator of your own world. Beauty exists everywhere and love is always possible. You are the catalyst for change in your own life and outward as your vibration touches others in warm embrace or sharp retort.

Color your world in love.

Allow your Divine love to emerge.

Change is possible and it begins with you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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