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.

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Unconditional Love

Is it possible to love another

Unconditionally?

Is it possible to love yourself

Unconditionally,

With compassion for all?

Dear One, this world offers challenges daily to the concept of unconditional love. How can you love another unconditionally when you disagree with their words or actions? How can you have compassion and unconditional love for yourself when you do not live up to your own expectations of perfection? Ah, how to accept this life as a training ground for personal growth?

Many of you train your physical body. You understand that it takes repetition and dedication to build a stronger body. And yet, when it comes to your own personal growth, if you fail on the first attempt, you belittle and judge yourself and others. You expect that personal learning should be instantaneous, not requiring repetition and conscious attempts at change.

Personal growth requires being given the same scenario multiple times until you are able to move forward with compassion and unconditional love; for yourself and others. In fact, you often unconsciously choose to associate with those who can offer you the biggest lesson. People who are similar to those in your past from whom you did not learn this lesson. Reflect upon this.

The universe will provide you with many opportunities for growth, not only as an individual, but also as a collective. This physical world is smaller than you might think, when compared to the entirely of being. This means that it is possible for the same lesson to be offered to all who exist upon this physical plane. Remember that all are connected, all are one.

Consider the common challenges across the globe and how many mirror the personal challenges each of you has in your own life. Your actions, small as you might see them, can have an effect on the entire world. And it begins with how you see yourself, how you treat yourself, how you love yourself.

Can you move forward in your own life having compassion for yourself and not judging yourself so harshly when perceived failures occur? Can you not see them as another opportunity to move forward? Can you step back and ask what you have learned (for indeed, you always learn something) and see the perceived failure as forward movement?

Remember that synchronicity will provide you with opportunities to try again. They might be opportunities to act as a benevolent catalyst for another. Conversely others may act as a catalyst for your own personal growth. By recognizing this, your anger or judgment towards them may abate. It is all connected, Dear One, and gratitude rather than judgment is the response of one who has seen this connection.

Becoming more aware of these connections will help you to grow more towards a life of unconditional love and compassion. All who exist upon this physical plane are here to learn a personal lesson. But all are also here to learn a collective lesson. The pendulum swings back and forth as more awaken to the truth of their existence here upon this plane.

Dear One, take the time to talk to others who see the world differently than you do. Rather than judge them, look closer and you will see the commonality between you both. Offer loving kindness rather than judgment and anger. And trust that all is unfolding as it should. This is a time of many opportunities for growth for you individually and for all collectively.

Remember the connection between all beings not only here upon your physical plane, but across other realms of existence. The lessons you learn individually also affect the collective here and into infinity. Can you begin to move towards unconditional love and compassion even during challenging times? It appears a tall order and yet, it can be so simple.

The solution is love.

And it begins with you.

Show yourself more compassion

And less judgment.

Remember the Divine lives within all.

And that the trials offered you

May be the most generous gift of all.

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.

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.

Walk in Peace

Breathe in peace.

Breathe out peace.

Know the power which rests within you,

The knowledge at your fingertips

If only you will accept this truth

In your heart and your mind.

Dear One, it is time to start trusting yourself and accepting the truth of who you really are. We have told you many times that you are a being of light inhabiting a physical form for a short period of time. But for many, we know, this is a difficult concept to grasp. And so, we will try to explain with a little more depth for you to reflect upon as you move through your day.

The difficulty of this life comes from the major contrast to your natural state. In that natural state, you are very aware of your connection to the All and how your energy moves in synchrony with that of others. You are like a part of the breeze which gently blows across your cheek here in the physical. You have form, but it is much more fluid, and much less cumbersome to move.

In your natural state, you are aware of the love which surrounds you at all times. You have the choice of what you would like to learn to further grow, for yourself, but also for the collective consciousness. You are an individual being and yet you are aware that you are never alone, of the impossibility of that concept.

You are gently guided forward by elders who have existed much longer than you. There is never any judgment, only encouragement for self-discovery and personal growth. You are aware of places you have existed, be they here upon this physical plane or in other realms much lighter and easier to navigate without such a fragile human form.

You are connected in many ways which cannot be explained at this time. And you have free will, always, in how you choose to move forward on your path. And for the purpose of expanding your knowledge of self, you chose to come here to this physical plane for a short time. For as an eternal being, truly your time here in this life is but a blink of an eye.

Not all of you embodied in your human form for it is too fragile to contain all of who you are. This means that there is a part of you left behind in that realm of higher vibration. It is often referred to as your higher self. And it is this part of you, with the help of others around you, which gently guides you as you walk here on this earthly plane. And often when your physical body rests, you travel and return to consult with your guides who view your life here from a higher perspective.

If you could see your life from the same perspective as they do, you would understand that this physical existence is a gift and chosen by the courageous ones who wanted to go further on their personal journeys of self-discovery. You would understand that the connection which you have with the All also connects you to the knowledge of the Universe. But just as a child is given only so much information at a time, this knowledge is revealed to you in small doses until you grow further and are better able to accept more knowledge.

We are trying to reveal to you what will help you on this journey. Perhaps a word will spark a memory of time spent in another realm, of a loving atmosphere, surrounded by others who gently guide you forward.

You have come here to practice creation as you have the power to create your own world. You have been told this before. But you have yet to grasp this concept and instead accept the illusion that you are incapable of changing your life. You continue to give your power away to others and allow them to create your world which often causes you much pain and distress.

Walk in peace, Dear One, and begin to test the waters of your own personal power. Awaken with the intent of having a most wonderful day. Know, truly know, that the outcome of any interaction will be the most perfect outcome for the highest good. Begin to test these possibilities and see how your day changes. It takes practice. It takes faith in yourself. But you are ready. You have begun to awaken and now it is time for you to begin to stretch your wings.

Accept your power

And use it to create a world of love.

Just like the realm from which you came.

It begins with trusting yourself and your intuition.

Listen to the guidance from your higher self.

It will come from your heart.

In the most opportune times.

Listen, accept and love.

Love like you have loved once before

In another place.

A place you called home.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Surrender

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Can you release and let go

Of control and expectation

Of how things need to be?

Can you instead put yourself

In the hands of the Universe?

And allow things to unfold

In the most sacred of ways?

Dear One, do not forget that you are a child of the Universe, loved unconditionally and gently guided forward each moment of the day. Even though you feel that an event should occur in a certain way at a certain time, it may not be in the best way. Do not forget your sacred connection to all of Creation and how the entirety of being moves in a gentle wave forward, in ways you are not able to detect.

Can you allow yourself to release the small-minded human thinking and allow the workings of the Universe to expand your life in ways you never thought possible? You have limited perception from your vantage point and cannot always know the best way forward. Instead can you surrender to whatever is to occur, knowing that in doing so you are allowing the flow of the Universe to go through you and lift you up. To heights never known before.

Change must occur, it is the breath of life. And it is sacred just as all of creation is sacred. You are a vessel of change and to best channel your part in this forward movement, surrender to forces much larger than yourself. You think you are alone when in truth, you are a part of a wondrous connection of loving energy that fills the Universe. These events that seem so dire are sacred as they move the All That Is forward in its evolution.

You came here for a lesson to learn, to help with the expansion of the Universe in all of its love and power. You are a part of this although this human frame continues to create the illusion of separateness. Can you lay down Ego and say ‘I surrender for I am a part of something greater than this’. Can you accept the fact that your purpose, your vocation, your calling will become apparent to you in the coming days, if you do not yet know what that is?

Understand the sacred reciprocity of life. With every breath you take, you share your essence with all around you. Do you share this in anger or in love? Can you receive all with gratitude knowing that something sacred occurred to you in this very moment?

When in distress, stop and take a breath. If you can breathe in for a count of 5, hold for 5 and exhale for 5. Allow this exercise to calm and connect you to the All. Understand that order can come from chaos. That often chaos is needed to alter a way of existence that would require more and more energy to maintain. Chaos helps shift into a higher vibration, a different way of being, which does not require as much energy and is more self-sustaining. But you often must go through the transition first.

If you feel you have been fighting something for a time, surrender to it and allow it to run its course. Surrender to whatever will make you a clearer channel of the gift you have been given. For indeed you have much to give, much to share and much love to send.

There is a powerful force of love that can help you transition to where you need to be. Allow yourself to be lifted and carried by it as you surrender and let go of control. Allow the sacredness of life to wrap you in its arms and see how things change for you.

You are a part of the sacredness of life. With every breath you take you release a part of this sacredness into the Universe. Just as you also receive the sacredness in return.

Reciprocity in love

Reciprocity in sacredness.

This is the order of the Universe

Of which you are an integral part.

Be of love,

Be at peace, and

Surrender

Question Everything

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What is your truth?

Is it the same as another’s?

How do you know

What is truth

And what is imagery?

Dear One, what is your truth and how do you determine that indeed it is truth? Do you believe in the words of those whom you trust and therefore accept without thought that what they say is true? Or do you question everything, including these words, before you accept them as true? How do you accept something as truth?

Consider these questions as you continue to move forward upon your spiritual path. For indeed, you are strong enough and knowledgeable enough to accept something as truth even though others may not. You have the tools in order to determine truth when it is presented to you.

How? Your internal compass, your intuition, will tell you what to believe and what to discard as fabrication. The path forward includes honing in on what your higher self, your internal guide, your gut, is telling you about what you hear or see or experience. And as you continue to grow, you will recognize the feelings that you have when either truth or lies are shared with you.

With the human condition comes much emotion, desire for events to occur in a certain way, at a designated time. Feeling this way does not include the understanding of divine connection or divine timing which affect how and when events/interactions occur.

As you continue to grow, you will begin to understand this and begin to move through your day with an inner calm and peace. You will also learn to allow the intense emotion that arises to settle down before you make a decision on how to move forward. For like unfiltered apple juice, once it settles, clarity will become more apparent allowing you to see unencumbered by the chaos around/within you.

Dear One, all the knowledge you need is within you, for remember that you are connected to the Source and that connection lies within your heart. It is time for you to begin to trust yourself in how you feel about something or someone. But again, this is best done when you have allowed your emotions to settle down to provide more clarity.

As you move forward, we encourage you to question everything, yes, including these words. Notice how they make you feel and then decide if this is truth for you or not. Do this in all aspects of your life. Practice discernment without judgment. For each person has their own truth which is determined by their life experiences and where they are on their spiritual paths.

Allow yourself time to listen to others even if you do not agree with what they say. For they may still provide you with some insight on how best to move forward without judgment or blame. The human condition provides opportunity for personal growth and often much suffering accompanies this growth.

But as you become more aware of who you truly are and what your place is in this world, you will discover that you are able to view others with compassion rather than judgment. Do you see how this all works? Trust, faith and inner peace allow for more compassion and less judgment. And those on the receiving end of this loving compassion will be helped to find their own inner peace allowing them to continue the chain of loving embrace.

It begins with you. It always begins with you as you allow time for self-reflection. This begins a chain of events that continues forward on and into infinity. You are the source of love. You always have been. It just takes time to unveil this truth in the midst of such suffering and chaos.

You are never alone, for you are a part of the Divine with all the knowledge you need within you. Self-reflection will reveal your truths to you and provide you with the strength, courage and compassion to move forward in love.

For indeed, you are love incarnate

On a journey of self-discovery

Surrounded by love.

Remember you are connected to the All

In love

And you are never alone

Dear One With All of Thee.

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