What is Your Reality?

How do you see your world?

Is it the same as another’s?

Are you seeing it in its entirety

Or just a small portion?

And how often do you judge

What you see?

Dear One, the world in which you live is just a small portion of what truly exists. Even with the electronic connections that many of you use daily, you have not touched upon the true reality of the All That Is. But does this really matter?

The human condition can only observe and inhabit a limited space and time due to the physicality of this existence. As you have grown with your technology, you have more access to what is occurring in far-away areas. And due to your ability to hear and see the news from around the world, you are given a glimpse into other cultures and ways of being.

The effects of this on you can either be great or very limited. And often you question if what you are seeing is truth or somehow altered. What is true reality? How do you know what to trust? And are the judgments which you make based on a skewed vision of your world?

Perhaps you should consider how you move through your world. Reacting in a judgmental way towards another may not be based on truth. What you thought you saw or heard may have been somehow altered in how it was presented to you or in how you perceived it. And so the challenge for you is how to move forward with integrity in a world of potential illusion and mis-information.

Dear One, the power which each and every one of you holds exists within you. The answers to all of these questions lie there, within your heart. Your connections to the outside world may be offering truth or misguidance due to the human condition.

But the connections you have within, the connections you have with your higher self and beyond will always show you the truth of who you are and what you are seeing. It is that feeling that stirs within your gut during an interaction that guides you forward, if you can trust it. This intuitive gift is present in all of you. Though it often takes practice and contemplation to understand the way it speaks to you.

The external actions you make are therefore guided by your internal compass. And that higher connection will always encourage you to act with love and compassion. How can you judge another if you cannot really trust that you have the entire picture?

Often, the best course of action is to wrap the situation, the person, the physical location in light. You do not need to know all of the information to send love and light to another. Having this as your first response, rather that re-acting with negative emotion will have a much greater affect upon your world and beyond.

You do not need to always fix the problems of another. For wrapping them in light may provide them with enough positive energies to help themselves. Seeing another as wounded or incapable will only contribute to their struggles. Have we not previously discussed the energetic component of all interactions and how seeing someone as healthy and whole provides more support than you may realize?

Dear One, every situation is different, but love and compassion are always the best responses. These can be offered no matter how distant or challenging the situation. Let these replace the rise to judgment which so often comes first, even without all the information being provided.

Begin to awaken to the fact that you exist in a complex combination of seen and unseen worlds. Begin to consider the power you have to offer through the transmission of light to others; by seeing them whole and healed. And begin to understand that all are connected in a more complex fashion that you realize.

This is a new way of being for many of you and we ask you to contemplate the questions asked of you today. And remember the one truth on which you can rely, every moment of your day.

You are One

You are whole

You are loved beyond measure

For you are an extension of the Divine.

With the power of love within you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

We Were Made For These Times

I ran across this piece by Clarissa Pinkola Estes recently and wanted to share it with you as it is so appropriate for today’s world. Many of you may already be familiar with it. But it is worth reading again at this time. Many blessings to all. Shine your light brightly!


My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

 You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

 I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

 Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

 In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

 We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

 Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

 What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

 One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

 Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

 The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

 By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.

 

Have I Done Enough?

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You want to help

To make this a better world.

But you do not feel

That what you do is enough.

Is it?

Dear One, the world in which you live is in transition. There is much fear and animosity, judgment and blame. There is a lack of compassion and empathy. More thoughts of self-preservation rather than community and connection. Have you done enough to help change this world?

Understand that each and every one of you has been provided with a unique gift. The life you have lived up to this moment in time has taught you much, about yourself, about the world. There are experiences that you have had which filter the way in which you see your world. Is your vision of the world an accurate assessment of how things really are?

Few of you will be in a position previously held by many of your greatest leaders. However, the personal experiences you have had can and will make a difference in someone’s life. And you must remember that there are many who are quietly helping to change your world, without recognition, without fanfare. You are one of these people.

The very act of living your life in a most purposeful way with kindness, strength and compassion will often affect more than you realize. And how you affect others may never be known to you. For often it is a brief encounter with a stranger, a small token of kindness, an exhibit of strength during a trying time which guides another forward.

For not only do others see what you have done in that moment and consider emulating your actions. There is also that energetic component to your presence and the energetic exchange that occurred during the interaction which can be so powerful.

Your scientists are now beginning to talk about the unseen world and how it encompasses much more than the world which is visible to you. Remember this. It is time for you to pay attention to the energy which surrounds you and which you emit as you move through your day.

Great sweeping actions are not necessary to move this world forward. It is often the smallest of actions which can change a life. Because of the experiences that you have had over your lifetime, you may be in a perfect position to offer guidance, or at the very least, compassion to another who is struggling.

Be aware, also, that you are constantly being gently guided forward through synchronicity to situations, to others; to interactions which can provide the perfect lesson for each of you involved. Remember that the gift you have received may be dormant until you have had your own challenging experiences. It may not be until this time when you blossom into the person who can provide so much to another.

Dear One, you do not exist alone but in a matrix of consciousness which is in constant motion. Your thoughts and words are just as powerful to the movement of this matrix as your deeds. Remember this as you reflect upon your life, your worthiness or when a harsh judgment arises about another. We will continue to impress upon you the power of these energetic exchanges.

You are an expression of the Divine, Dear One, who is capable of creating a world much different than the one you see. And it begins with how you live your life, how you see yourself and how much you trust the synchronicities which occur.

You have the metaphor of a snowball gaining mass as it rolls down a mountainside. So too, can a small action of yours begin the process of change, in a positive or a negative way. The choice is yours.

As you move through your day, through your life, understand that every moment has the potential for creating change. Even if it is to send out love with every breath you take. The efforts need not be large and expansive. They just need to be loving and kind. For this is your true nature and has the greatest power of all.

Accept the gift of you

Accept the gift of others

Who have passed through your life.

Whether the interactions have caused

Solace or strife

There is still a lesson there

Which can help change your world.

It begins with you

Possible with every breath you take.

Walk in love and gratitude

And change the world.

Dearest One With All of Thee.

Choices

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Every moment of your day

You make choices.

What guides those choices?

And how do those choices

Affect your life?

Dear One, as you inhabit this physical world you have the free will to make infinite choices every day. The choices that you make clear your path forward as they affect how your life evolves. What guided those decisions that you made? Was it love, fear, faith or trust? And should you judge those choices as good or bad?

Each and every one of you came here with a lesson to learn. And in the process of learning that lesson, you often are an unknowing teacher for others. How can this not be true as you all are connected through the web of consciousness?

The key to this is how observant you and those around you are to what is occurring right before your eyes. There is always an energetic, subconscious portion to every occurrence in your life. And each of you will absorb this no matter what. But the true substance of the lesson is revealed only through observation and reflection. And often this reflection is done in hindsight.

Consider this. How often do you mimic the actions of another without thinking? These might be choices made by a parent or an elder that were often done when you were a child. As that child, you repeated those actions without considering that there were other options. They were familiar and how things were always done. So of course, you continued following the same path.

But often, that way of living is not the best path for you. And it takes much reflection and courage to realize that you must take another course, to live your life another way. Making that choice may be difficult and frightening as you do not know what lies ahead. These are the times when being your authentic self and following your heart will free you to follow your own true path.

There is a great lesson in this for you. And also for those who encourage you to continue following the more familiar ways of being. The unknown lays before you with equal possibilities of causing you pain or joy. And often you are meant to follow this part of your path alone. Do you have the faith, the trust in yourself, in your connection with the All, to take a chance?

Dear One, all paths lead to the same end. It is just that some paths are richer in what they provide for you. Some paths are filled with numerous lessons unattainable if you remained on the familiar course. Yes, challenges may lie ahead. In fact, that is most assuredly a given.

But in facing those challenges and moving through them, you will find a strength, a resolve, a character trait that you did not realize you had. And in making this choice, you often are providing an example for others, encouraging them to do the same.

The possibilities of your life experiences are infinite, Dear One. So, if you are not comfortable where you sit at this moment, then make a choice to change your position. Reflect upon the path that has led you to where you are. Is your life serving you as it is? Are you serving others in your current state of being?

But remember also, that often, a pause is needed before taking another leap forward. This pause may be necessary to give you time for rest and reflection. This pause may be necessary for the matrix to rearrange itself in order to provide you with the best choices. Everything within the web may not yet be in place to lay your best path before you.

Dear One, do not compare your life to that of others. For each of you is unique in the gifts you have and in the lessons that will fill your life. If you are observant and reflective, trust that you will be led forward exactly to where you need to be to take your next step. And if a pause is necessary, accept it with the faith that it is exactly what is required at this time of your life.

Each choice made will provide a lesson. Observe your choices and those of others without judgment. Be kind to yourself and others. For each life lived contributes an important piece of knowledge to the collective consciousness. Each life lived is worthy of respect. And each life lived affects you in some way, regardless of your awareness of this connection.

Live your life to its fullest.

Embrace the challenges

With the richness each contributes

To your life.

Move forward with faith and courage.

And give gratitude for each lesson

Provided to you or to others.

All are connected.

All are loved.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Why Not Say Yes?

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Say yes to the many possibilities

In your life.

Say yes to accepting joy

In your life.

Say yes to believing

In yourself.

Dear One, can you say yes to all that life sends your way? Can you see the gift in all that crosses your path? Can you say yes to the truth that you are capable, worthy and ready to take the next step forward?

There are two components to your life, the physical and the spiritual. The spiritual component is that which guides you forward into the next lesson, the next experience. The physical is what reacts to the experience. It can accept it with love or approach it with fear and disdain.

You can experience and focus on the discomfort of the situation. Or you can approach it with acceptance that it is impermanent and also an opportunity to grow. You can bemoan the fact that this experience is not pleasant. Or you can see it as another step forward on your path, a gift to all concerned. The choice is yours.

Reacting is a physical behavior. It is driven by human emotion and often is done without forethought. Responding is the result of pausing and reflecting upon what has just occurred. In responding you are bringing in the spiritual component of your life. What just happened? Why, and how best do I respond to this?

Any discomfort you feel is temporary. And in tangent with that concept, any joy you feel may also be temporary. It all depends on how you see the current situation of your life. If it causes you despair, can you reflect upon it, seek help if needed, and honestly ask yourself what opportunities for change are present. If your current life situation brings you joy, then offer gratitude for the lightness of being which surrounds you.

Remember that this physical life is one of duality. Both highs and lows will be experienced for both light and dark inhabit this plane of existence. This is why it is such a wondrous learning ground for souls who incarnated in order to experience self-discovery. No learning results from a perfect, carefree existence. The lesson is in how you react or respond to the ups and downs of your life.

It may bring you comfort to understand the impermanence of all things on this physical plane. And it may help you to understand that the choice is always yours on what comes next. For there is opportunity for change with every breath that you take.

There are as many paths for you to take as branches on a tree. Each one spreading from the core, the trunk. And each one reaching towards the light. You are like that tree, solid in your core, but able to sway in the currents of life as you reach outward and upward. If the branch you are currently traveling breaks off, then another one resumes the journey forward.

Dear One, there are always opportunities presented to you. And each opportunity provides a different part of the lesson you came here to learn. Embrace your life and know that you have the strength, the help to move forward in love.

If you need to pause and reflect, do so. Your strength and power will once again surge through your veins. Know that there is the possibility of joy underneath every leaf on your journey. And remember that you are firmly attached to the strength of the Mother, the power of the All. Nothing can change that.

You are One with All.

You have the opportunity to change.

Each moment of your life

Provides the opportunity for growth.

And when the new blossoms appear

You will shine with more light

Than ever before.

You are a magnificent being.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Joy

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It awaits you

Every moment of your day.

Can you allow it in?

Can you change your perception

And see it everywhere?

It exists and waits

To envelope you.

Dear One, there is such joy surrounding you at all times of your day. But it is your perception of your world which clouds your vision. Can you begin to push through the fog created by your mind and feel, accept the joy that is yours?

It begins with you and how you view your world. Any loss which you feel can be seen another way. A loved one has discovered freedom from this physical world and any pain which accompanied them on this journey. You are no longer limited by physical boundaries and can be together in a more natural way, in an energetic way, at any time of the day.

A lesson learned may have been momentarily painful, but the benefits received shall open up wondrous possibilities in the days to come. By experiencing this lesson, you have grown. You have taken a step forward upon your path. Rather than self-recrimination, there can be celebration and gratitude.

A disappointing outcome tells you that was the wrong path to take. You will be gently guided forward towards the more appropriate direction to take. The timing may not have been the best for you to reap the most benefits from your next step forward. Remember that all are connected and often a piece of the matrix has not yet been awakened to create the most perfect outcome for you.

Patience, forgiveness, acceptance and gratitude are all traits to be nurtured. By doing this, you will open up the possibilities for more joy to flow through your veins. There is a lesson in every encounter which you have.

It may be a piece of information given to you which was needed for your next step. It may be an awareness that your response was a habitual response and not appropriate for that encounter. It may be a sudden realization that the other person is not as you originally perceived them. This may allow you to show more compassion or to retrieve the power you had given them in the past.

Understand that life is here for you to grow, to learn and to begin to accept your own divinity. Your wings are beginning to sprout. Allow them to emerge over time and enfold you in their strength and their light.

You, Dear One, have come so far. Celebrate how far you have come. Celebrate your strength and resolve for arising from your bed and just being present at times you wished to do otherwise. Celebrate the opportunities you had the courage to take. Give gratitude for the guidance, the compassion and the love directed towards you throughout your day.

There is so much to celebrate. The joy is there clouded by your feelings of inadequacy or malcontent. Can you step forward and dissolve those clouds? Can you trust that your life is given to you as a gift, wrapped in love and anticipation of how you will use it in the coming days?

The choice is yours, Dear One. We reach out to you in love, eager to guide you forward in your journey home. Can you begin to see the synchronicities which are the trail markers for the path to take? Can you accept that you have the power to see life as a gift or as a burden?

You have so much to offer to the All on this journey of yours. And each step you take is not taken alone. Call upon us when you feel the loneliness or despair. Close your eyes and feel the loving embrace extended to you at these times.

Consider, if you can, that the world around you is filled with love. Every atom of vibration is set into motion with love. You are an integral part of this. You are connected to a vast matrix of possibilities.

Take a chance.

Discard the fear

And replace it with faith.

Faith in yourself and in the Universal Being.

Accept the joy of life.

Accept the joy of you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Come Together

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You are already connected

In more ways than you understand.

Allow for your higher purpose

By consciously joining with others

In love and forgiveness.

Dear One, the time is now for you to change your ways and to come together for a higher purpose. The goals you set in your humanness are so small compared to what can be done as divine beings. Shed the unimaginative goals and seek a higher, lighter, more loving purpose to your existence upon this physical plane.

You have the capacity to bring together a vast network of love during those perceived insignificant times in your day, in your life. All that you do makes a difference. How you breathe, how you move, how you see your world.

You are the creator of your own world. And as more of you are able to see the divine in all things, the higher the vibration will become here. For as you see divinity, your response will change from one of judgment and divisiveness, to one of love and compassion. Of common purpose.

You all are here for the same purpose. It is a journey of self-discovery. And as you awaken and understand more, the easier it will be for another to do the same. You have the choice to either raise another up or to bring them down. And you have the choice to give another the power to do the same with you. The exchange of energy through thoughts, words and actions can affect everyone involved.

Everything is composed of energy. Everything is vibrating. And everything is affected through these energetic exchanges, be they conscious or unconscious. We understand that working with the unconscious is too advanced for this time. But you can become more aware of your conscious thoughts, words or deeds.

Remember also, Dear One, that this includes how you see yourself, for that is the first step in moving forward. If you see yourself as weak, ill or unable to move forward, that will be your life. But, in reality you have the strength of the Universe behind you. You are already healed and capable of great things.

Understand that there is no scale of measure for anything done in love. All actions are equal when motivated by love. For love is the equalizer of existence. Begin by loving yourself, by doing kind things for yourself, for these are not selfish acts.

Can you understand that by loving yourself you are raising the vibrations around you which has a positive effect on all. By loving yourself, you are able to have more balance in any interactions or relationships with others. Love is the equalizer.

Erase all thoughts created in fear or judgment. Begin to allow yourself to see things more clearly through the filter of love. Allow yourself to be guided by love. All are divine, yet few understand the power in this truth and in the power of love.

You have come so far already, Dear One. Rather than judge yourself for what you have not done, consider all that you have done. You will begin to see the inner strength that you have always had. And as you heal, the peace you gain will provide you with more inner strength. To see things clearly, to come from love, to see others as divine beings not yet awakened.

You are a heart worker, Dear One. Come from your heart in all matters. Be aware that you are surrounded with love and send out love to all. This is from where your strength comes. Peace begins with you. It begins within your heart. Self-love becomes transmuted to love for all of creation.

It begins with you.

Enter your heart

And allow the healing to begin.

There is no failure.

There is only forward movement.

Take the first step

And come together in love.

Dearest One With All of Thee.

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