It’s Blueberry Season

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I thought I should tell you all that I am 3 weeks into blueberry season. We started picking June 20th and will pick until around the first week of August. So if you don’t hear from me, its not that I don’t care, I am just consumed with blueberries.

So far its been a great season. I have a terrific bunch of pickers and the berries are sweet and abundant and beautiful. My buyers continue to purchase my blueberries year after year, for which I am very grateful. Cannot believe it is my 10th season.

I have an acre of blueberry bushes which provide more than enough for my small business and the local fauna. I use bird scare tape as a deterrent, but honestly, I think this is the last year I will use it. For all the birds are in there, crows, cardinals, finches, hummingbirds, mockingbirds and so on. You never know what you might find in those bushes.

It was an absolute thrill when one of my pickers found a hummingbird nest. I’d never seen one before and we all were just amazed at how beautiful it was. Once there was a groundhog up in the bush. I suspect the dog might have chased it up there. Although I see groundhog holes all over the farm, never thought I’d see one hanging out in the bushes.

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And of course, the deer feast daily in the patch. Early in the season it starts with one or two and by the end of the season, I think they have a family reunion in there with does, buck, and fawns all meeting for a snack. Often when I go out after dark with the dog, I hear a deer snorting in the bushes. No sense in chasing them away. They’ll just come back later.

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Its hot work and the humidity here can shorten the picking times because its just too dang hot. We pick starting at dawn for 3 to 5 hours depending on weather. My job is to juggle pickers, cullers, buyers, berries and try to anticipate the weather when I make up the picking schedule. I deliver 5 days a week and fill with pride when my chefs are so happy to see me and my blueberries.

Two friends who I lovingly refer to as my blueberry pimps take orders and deliver pints of berries to friends and co-workers. They tell me how everyone walks around with blue tongues and big smiles on their faces the day they bring in the berries. Getting feedback like this makes all the hard work worth it.

So if you don’t hear much from me in the next few weeks, know that I will be back at the end of the summer. I will continue to post every week. I try to carve out a chunk of time to sit and write whatever messages I receive to share with others.

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I love living this life, even though I do work very hard and wonder where I get the stamina to keep it up. But when I can walk through those rows of berries and graze, oh that is heaven to me! Being on this farm, living in the country, never knowing what might show up, be it the neighbor’s cow or a praying mantis guarding the hummingbird feeder, a snake in my HVAC unit or saving bunnies from my dog. It is a wonderful life and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to steward this land.

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I tell my shaman friends that my land is my mesa. I bless it daily and offer gratitude for being able to live in harmony with all the other creatures who call this piece of real estate home. It is also my canvas to paint as I add trees or bushes, flowers or an herb garden to the mix. It is my sanctuary and I will steward it as long as I am able.

So enjoy your summer, my dear readers. And think of me when you have a blueberry or two for breakfast, for dessert or just for a snack.

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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 Passage of Time

Time moves forward at the same rate every day

Even though you often think it is moving too fast or too slow.

Your perception changes depending on your state of mind.

How does this affect other areas of your life?

Dear One, you mark the passage of time with your clocks often thinking it is moving too slowly or too fast. And yet, here upon this physical plane, your science tells you that the passage of time moves forward at a constant rate. In other realms, time does not even exist as everything occurs in the now. And so, how should you view time and its passage here upon this earthly plane?

Can you approach your day with the belief that there is plenty of time to do what you feel needs to be done? Remember that you are creator of your own world. And you can create a most perfect day ahead of you or one that is filled with misery and chaos. It is your choice how your day goes forward.

Do you not often lose yourself in time when you are so focused on the task at hand? You are truly living in the moment, completely present with what you are doing. You are living in the now and are not worried about the time. Compare this to times when you are anticipating an upcoming event and it seems as if eons need to pass before you reach the time when this event will occur. In this scenario, you are not at all present in the now, but are looking ahead to the future and time appears to move ever so slowly.

This is difficult for you, we know. In your natural state you are aware that all can occur exactly in the same moment. There really is no past or future, only the present. So how do you reconcile this difference in relation to time as the energies raise here and you walk with a foot in both worlds?

Can you begin to approach your day in a different manner? Can you see your ‘future’ as if it is already occurring in the present? Rather than anticipating how an interaction will occur and worrying about its outcome, can you see it occurring at this very moment with the most perfect of outcomes? Remember that you are co-creator of your own world. This requires a leap of faith for you in believing that indeed you have the power to create your world.

Can you approach each part of your day with love rather than fear? Again, this requires a leap of faith for you that all is well and occurring exactly as it should to move the collective consciousness forward. If you can believe in a benevolent Universe of which you are a part, you are better able to accept whatever outcome which occurs. Consider if everyone here upon this plane takes this approach and how your world would change to a kinder and more loving world.

You, Dear One, are a being of vibrational energy and expending that energy on worry and fear rather than on love will deplete the reserves that you have. How often have you noticed how exhausted you are after a huge emotional event in your life? Constant worry and fear is not sustainable and difficult for your fragile human forms. Do not lose sight of the fact that everything that occurs in your life is a sacred event. For everything in creation is sacred, coming from the Source and once again returning to the Source.

We encourage you to be more present in the moment and focused on what you are doing right now. With every breath that you take offer blessings to the world and know, truly know, that all is well, all will be well. Your future is your present expanded outward into infinity. See it as perfect in every way. Know, truly know, that offering gratitude for the future’s blessings will bring you exactly what you need at this time.

You create your own world

In conjunction with the All That Is.

You are given what you ask for

Be it positive or negative from your point of view.

Choose love, choose to be present in the moment

And see how your world changes.

Do not underestimate your power

In creating your future.

For indeed, you are One With All of Thee.

Impermanence

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Constant movement

Constant change

Allows for growth.

The Universe is moving forward

Bringing you and all of creation with it.

Permanent stasis is not an option.

Dear One, it is impossible for you to remain the same day after day. As we mentioned before, all of creation is in constant movement and this includes you. It may not be obvious to you for the forces may be working on your subconscious or superconscious. But movement is occurring within and around you every moment of your day.

The concept of impermanence is well- known in your world, though many still do not accept this as truth. It is apparent in the cycle of life and for those who live in nature, it is seen every day as the Mother replenishes and changes throughout the day. Just as the ocean ebbs and flows with its waves caressing the shore, so too, does life move through and around you constantly.

Pain and suffering is impermanent, unless you choose to hold it close to you throughout your life. So too, joy can be impermanent, unless you choose to see the wonder, the beauty in all that crosses your path. The bloom of a flowering plant lasts only so long, a youthful body ages daily and loved ones come into your life and often leave to pursue their own dreams.

Dear One, when a moment in your life is particularly challenging, can you remind yourself that it soon will pass, unless you choose to weave your story around the incident. The ebullient high that comes from a joyous occasion may not continue in that intensity, although a softened, calmer version may remain with you for a long time.

The intensity of any emotion, be it joy or pain, is just a blip on the chart of your life. Moments like these can strengthen you or provide you with respite from other challenges that are present. Living with such extremes of expression is difficult to maintain in this human existence. But understanding that ‘this too will pass’ may provide solace, particularly when the pain is so great. The residue will remain, but at a more tolerable intensity enabling you to better process your life with more clarity.

Knowing that life can change in an instant may be incentive for you to appreciate that which you have in your life at this very moment. Lessons are presented to you daily to encourage you to move forward in grace. Whether you choose to take those lessons and learn from them is up to you. But remember that this life in your physical realm is offered as a learning ground for you. And so, if you choose not to learn a particular lesson at this time, rest assured that it will be presented to you again. For this is why you are here.

Dear One, one thing that is permanent and never-changing is the love that is within you and around you. If you have not felt it within, know that it is there, patiently waiting for an opportunity to emerge and envelop you in all of its light. The love that surrounds you never fades. It may just not be obvious to you through the haze of your suffering. Can you part that fog and embrace this love that is ever-present aching to be accepted by you when you are ready?

So how can you best live a life in a world of duality and impermanence? Recognize that you are a being created in love. And the difficult times that arise in your life are there to show you that you can survive them and often be changed by them into a stronger and more compassionate person. So too, the duality of life, within and around you, exists to help you grow. It provides opportunities to accept the shadow side of yourself and to understand that you are loved in spite of, because of, and for who you are.

Dear One, walk in love throughout your day. And if it is difficult, extend your hand to Us and We shall help you navigate the rocky path upon which you find yourself. It is impermanent and will change, as does everything here in this physical world.

Understand that the intensity,

Be it joy or pain,

Will diminish.

Understand that you have the strength

To persevere

No matter what.

And understand that you are

A being of light and love.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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The time is now

To remember times past

And all those you have known

For eternity.

Dear One, deep inside of you there is a spark of memory that is beginning to awaken. It is the memory of times past and the recognition of knowing once before all who stand before you now. You have known them, and us, for eternity and will continue to know us forever more.

Awaken to the memory of seeing us as we truly are, the embodiment of love, the same as you. Formed in love, everlasting in love. For truly, love is all there is. Anything other than love is a separation from your true nature and from those whom you have known as one with you.

The feeling of separation is encouraged by the physical forms which you embody. They mask the true connection you have with the All, which you have had for all time and will have forever more. Even though you may have experienced different lifetimes in different forms, the connection has always been there and will continue to be there as you move forward.

Can you begin to allow that spark of memory to fire for just an instant and remember your true place in the world, in the universe, in the All That Is? You are one drop in an ocean of love. An individual indeed, but also a part of a vast essence of being created in love. You are an integral part and can feel the connection as you travel with the waves of energy which flow just as your ocean tides.

See us, know us, as you have in the past and will once again in the future. For we are not separate from you, but a part of you. Just as every sentient being is a part of you. All dancing to the rhythm of the great OM, the song of life, of love, of creation.

Dear One, do not shy from this truth revealed to you this day. Instead reflect upon it and open your heart to the possibilities never before considered in this human existence which you are now experiencing. Remember that you are so much more than this physical body, which is just a sheath to serve you as you learn your lessons on this physical plane.

Know us and feel the joy of the connection that you have with all who surround you; human, plant, animal, mineral and also in the ever present unseen world around you. Open your mind to the possibilities of this truth. And consider what can be learned, what can be accomplished as you strengthen your connection with the All.

We have told you before that the energetic vibration is rising here upon this plane of existence and knowing this truth will help serve you in the days to come. Do not feel unworthy. Do not feel forgotten. Do not feel alone. None of these is possible as you are a part of all of existence and have been for all time; past, present and future.

Tone daily and allow the waves of those tones to carry you further into your true reality. You will return, you must return to your physical body as this is your path. But know that you are currently living with a foot in both worlds. And many are having difficulty with the increasing energetic vibration upon this plane. Send them love, see them whole and at peace. For as they heal, so shall you and vice versa. This is possible because you are all connected, in love.

Dear One, accept the truth of these words. And if they seem too much for you, by reading this far, the seed has been planted; to sprout at a future time when this knowledge is needed.

You are loved beyond measure.

You are One With All of Thee.

For all time, in all realms,

With the knowledge and strength

always available to you

As you continue to grow

And know the joy

Of the Oneness of All That Is.

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Breathe in love

Breathe out love

Accept it within your heart

And share it with all who cross your path.

It is your path to joy and eternal peace.

Dear One, can you immerse yourself in love at this very moment as you read these words? Pause, and breathe deeply, inhale for 7 counts, hold for 7 counts and exhale for 7 counts. Feel the Mother under the soles of your feet, lovingly supporting you on this physical plane. Feel the ethereal presence of the Oneness around your crown and accept the blessings bestowed upon you in this very moment.

When you are feeling alone, stressed or unloved, do this exercise. Slow down your breathing, place your hand upon your heart and feel the energy of love filling and releasing with each breath that you take. You are perfectly placed in your life at this moment to send love to the ones who need it the most at this time. This includes you also, as you receive the love of the Universe while you act as the conduit of love for others.

You, Dear One, are filled with peace and love. Allow this essence within you to emerge and create the joy that you so desire throughout your day. It is but a breath away. Can you allow yourself the few moments in time required to breathe and connect? To connect your internal essence of love with the Universal love, pulsing through the cosmos like a vapor gently permeating this world and the All of existence.

All that is required of you is to breathe. Focus solely on the breath and feel the warm embrace of love which surrounds you every moment of your day. You do not feel it because your focus is in your head, analyzing, worrying, processing and organizing those ever present thoughts which flow continuously throughout your day.

Placing your hand upon your heart will move your focus away from your thoughts, for your focus is now upon the touch of your hand. It is that simple to begin to limit how your thoughts control your day. As you breathe, offer gratitude for all that you have. Send loving thoughts to those close to you, to those suffering, or just out into the world. It will be gratefully received.

Change begins with love and love is more powerful than you realize. The truth is that you were created in love, created with love and that you can share that love every moment of your day. Begin each day in gratitude for another opportunity to help change the world, your world and the vibration of this physical plane.

You, Dear One, are a master of love, perhaps a bit rusty, but most definitely a master at sending and receiving love. It is time to remove the cobwebs, dust off the fear and begin once again, to replace it all with love.

Be at peace.

Be of joy.

Be of faith.

And be of love.

This is your authentic self, a being of love in a human form.

With so many opportunities to share and connect.

Begin today at this very moment

With your next breath.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Sacred Life

Every step that you take

Every place that you go

Every interaction that you have

Is sacred.

For all of life is sacred

Without exception.

Dear One, you have not yet realized the sacredness of every moment in time. This is understandable as the human condition provides you with much distraction including emotions felt throughout your day. The sacredness of who you are and of all of creation is often lost in the task of living in a physical realm.

But the time has come for you to better understand and recognize the sacredness of your existence, of life itself. For so often it is taken for granted until loss is imminent, at which time awakening occurs with little time left for honoring what or who is before you.

Each passing moment is sacred, for it will never be available again in the same way, with the same opportunities. Each interaction that occurs in your life is sacred as a teaching moment either for you, for others, or for all involved. Becoming more mindful of your surroundings, of the subtleties of each interaction, will help provide more clarity for you as you move forward on your personal journey.

How can you attain this presence of mind during your hectic schedules of daily life? It begins with quieting the chatter in your mind. Emotion clouds your perception and many of you suppress emotions felt, only to be revisited by them at the most inopportune times.

How often have you reacted towards a person with emotions originally caused by, yet unexpressed towards another? The present recipient of this outpouring of emotion did nothing but provide a similar situation yet unresolved from this previous interaction. Had you taken the time to resolve the original conflict, you would have been able to move forward with clearer thinking and an open heart.

This is not to judge you but to offer you guidance on how to move forward with grace rather than with internal conflict. You are sacred to us and seen as such in other realms. The key for you is to own that sacredness which fills your entire being. By doing so, you will begin to see the sacred in others and in all things. For you, Dear One, are but an extension of the Divine.

You are connected to the All, we have said this many times. And when you can accept this truth, you will be better able to accept the support that comes to you through this connection. As you struggle, understand that situations or people will enter your life to provide the support you need at this time. Sacred connection allowing you to move forward with grace, surrounded by love.

Dear One, it begins with you. Recognize without judgment the inner work required for you to silence the chatter, the inner conflict you feel in times of stress. By learning to quiet your mind and open your heart to the help available, you will begin to recognize the sacred at work in your life.

You have been there for others in their times of need as others have been there for you. And if you are unaware of those present in the physical, remember that there is much support which comes to you in your dreams or by those unseen who send you love constantly.

You, Dear One, are surrounded and supported by love. Be it by those very close to you, by Mother Nature, or by unseen hands, the loving support is always there for you. Internal conflict clouds your vision and your perception of this love.

And so, we encourage you to begin to do the work necessary to move forward. Recognize the help available to you through synchronous events and interactions. Reflect upon your dreams and observe Mother Nature for subtle clues on how to proceed.

You are a sacred being surrounded by sacred love.

All interactions are sacred as they provide you

With exactly what you need in that sacred moment

To move forward in grace.

You are love, you are loved

You are indeed

One With All of Thee.

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