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

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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.

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.

Growing Pains

 

Just as physical growth

May cause some discomfort

So too, spiritual growth

May do the same.

But know the end result will be wondrous.

Dear One, growth comes with its own process and often discomfort. Spiritual learning may cause you to reflect upon issues long buried deep within your being. And it is the brave soul who allows these issues to percolate and emerge for reflection and release.

The human psyche is well developed to allow you to move forward despite many hurts or disappointments. And often this is done by burying those feelings so that you are able to survive the moment and carry on.

But eventually, especially if you have opened to your spiritual path, these long-forgotten feelings must be brought to the surface to be faced with love and forgiveness. For they sub-consciously affect how you walk through your world even though you do not remember them. What was initiated as a protective measure for you may become an anchor holding you back from further progress upon your path.

It takes courage and faith to allow these feelings to surface and we encourage you to seek help or counsel if you are struggling with what is emerging. It is a part of the process of the cleansing of the soul which will allow more light to emerge as a result.

Dear One, if this is happening to you, it means you are ready, you are strong enough, you have the support to allow this process to continue. Trust in yourself and do not attempt to over-analyze what is occurring. It is more helpful to focus upon what you are feeling rather than what your mind is thinking. For the human condition in many cultures encourages thinking over feeling. And it is time to recognize your feelings and allow them to be heard.

The world is changing, the universe is expanding, and all sentient beings are affected by what is occurring. There are many upon this plane who are very aware of this and who are working very hard to help others to raise their vibrations to ease any discomfort these changes bring to them.

If you are struggling, reach out to others whom you trust. If you have come to the other side of those growth spurts, reach out to those who are confused about what is occurring in their lives. Remember, all are connected. And as one person works through long-forgotten issues, all others gain. This is because you all have similar issues, with varying degrees of intensity, but still they are universal across the human condition.

As you continue to grow, and indeed you will and are growing, love and compassion will become a more natural response to incidents which occur in your life. This includes self-love and self-realization of how far you have come in this earthly life of yours.

It will include compassion for others as you begin to reflect upon the common traits of the human condition and how the spectrum is affected by the level of personal awakening of each person. You will begin to reflect upon how you speak to others, how you listen to others and how you act toward others.

This is in your future, Dear One. But it requires effort on your part, and some discomfort, as discomfort usually goes hand-in-hand with growth. However, you must remember that you are not alone in this. Many others are experiencing the same as you. And you have much help available to you from both the seen and the unseen worlds. Reach out; either for help or to give help. It is all connected and each person’s progress will affect you also.

You are a being of light

Brave enough to live in a world of duality

Where the lessons can be challenging

But not insurmountable.

Help surrounds you

Reach out and take it.

For you are loved and respected

Beyond measure

Dearest One With All of Thee.

 

Perception of Time

How do you move through your day?

Are you thinking of the future?

Reliving the past?

Or are you enjoying the moment

Exactly as it is unfolding around you?

Dear One, as you have read before, the only part of your life which enables you to take action is the present. Contemplating the future or the past puts you in a state of being which exists only in your mind. The possibilities of enjoying the present moment are minimized as your mind takes you elsewhere. Your conscious attention is drawn away from what is occurring in the now limiting your potential for growth.

In reality, time does not really exist as you perceive it with your conscious mind. In truth, you are existing in multiple time frames simultaneously. Does this sound too far-fetched for you? Then consider how often you are traveling from one physical place to another while your attention is far away either in the past or the future. Is this not existing in two time frames at once?

And have you been productive in either of those times as you co-exist in both at once? Have you not missed what is occurring in your immediate surroundings at the present moment? Have you contributed anything other than worry or anxiety to the past or future moment which you consider in your mind? Once again, we tell you that the present moment is the only point of action.

Can you instead focus all of your attention on the present moment? Seeing, really seeing and observing, what is occurring at this time. Truly listening to what another is saying rather than already forming your response while they are still speaking. How many opportunities have passed in the present while you have been in your mind thinking of other times?

Dear One, your life can be infinitely more enjoyable if you are able to truly be present in the moment. If you feel you need to plan for the future, or reflect upon the past, then set time aside to put all of your attention on either of these tasks. For, indeed, reflection and contemplation are required for forward movement on your path. Allowing yourself the time to meditate or to write will help you to clear your mind of those thoughts which continue to vie for attention through-out your day.

Remember also, that your perception of past encounters can be altered due to your emotional state. To be able to see things more clearly, ask for help and clarity as you reflect upon the past. If you are certain how you want a future event to unfold, give gratitude for it as if it has already happened as you wish it to happen.

You are more powerful than you imagine. But you require more practice in focus and release. Focusing on what you are truly feeling, on how you want your life to unfold and what is happening at this very moment in time.  Multi-tasking is not as productive as you require it to be. Have you considered that the reason you do not remember much of what has occurred in your life is because your focus has been elsewhere rather than in the moment, in the now.

Life for you is very complicated. But there are ways in which it can be simplified by honestly reflecting on what absolutely needs to be focused upon in this moment in time. And then by focusing solely on that one task. Your daily life is filled with a constant flux of energies from those around you asking for your attention. Add to that the internal chaos which exists in your mind as you grapple with doing it all.

Dear One, take a deep breath and take an honest assessment of what really serves you and how you can serve the world in this moment of time. It may be as simple as sitting quietly and allowing your mind to clear and de-clutter. It may be as easy as taking a breath and sending love out into the world. Or it may be as natural as observing your present situation with all of your senses.

Remember the tranquility, Dear One,

That lives deep within your being.

It is your natural state.

Find it again, it is still there.

Buried within the chaos of your mind.

Go to your heart center and allow it to emerge

With each breath that you take.

This is who you truly are

Connected with the All

In peace and harmony.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Change

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Change is here

Coming with magnificent results.

Embrace it without fear.

Allow your inner guidance

To show you the way forward

In grace and in love.

Dear One, change is upon you at this very moment, from the personal to the global aspects of your life. Honor it, embrace it and do not judge it harshly. Without change, there is no growth, and personal growth is the reason why you are here.

Every sentient being has a part to play in the change occurring upon your planet at this time. Some may be more vocal, more visible, but all have a role to play in the growth and expansion of your globe. Can you allow it to evolve with love rather than fear?

All of you came to this plane with a blueprint of what you hoped to learn, to accomplish, while embodied in this physical realm. In your natural state, prior to incarnation, you chose and understood the potential role you could play in the continued expansion of the Universe.

That being said, given free will and the conditions of being in a physical form, many of you have not acted exactly in the manner you expected you would. There is no judgment in this, for it is not perceived as a failure at all. Every experience that you have here upon this plane is considered to be important for your own personal growth. You are loved unconditionally, no matter what.

We have told you before that you come from love and will return to love. No matter what happens during your time here upon this physical plane. Do not question yourself, wondering if you have done enough, or too much, or could have done it differently. All experiences that you have had to this day have contributed to your current level of personal growth

If you wonder, if you still question what you can do to help, the answer is very simple. Come from love. Come from love in all that you do. How does that translate into your daily life when you see such angst and fear around you? Begin by sending love with every breath. Give yourself time every day to connect with your Source, your higher self, by being still with your breath, or walking mindfully with every step you take.

Dear One, your world, the expansion of the Universe, will only move forward through love. Change begins with you, with loving yourself without judgment. For how can you love another without first loving yourself? If you love yourself only when you feel your actions are acceptable, this is how you will love another also.

There are many in your world today who are creating what you perceive as chaos and turmoil. But instead of demeaning them, send them love. Understand that often for change to take place, a catalyst is required, and perhaps this is the role these souls chose to accept for their physical journey.

Can you act in love rather than re-act in anger? Can you allow the stimulus to inspire you to positive action, rather than fearful judgment and rhetoric? Can you understand that you see only a small portion of what is happening throughout the entirety of being?

Love one another, no matter what. This does not mean that you are required to condone actions which you feel are motivated by Ego or greed. Instead, move forward with grace and with love. Do not add to the lower vibrations that permeate your current world by complaining or becoming angry. Instead raise the vibrations by remaining calm and rising above the chaos and fear.

Change is here and you have an integral part to play in it. The choice is yours. How will you act or re-act to the current climate in your world?

You have such power

Lying silently within you.

You need not be loud and boisterous

To do your work.

Join the many

Who are quietly raising the vibration

Through loving acts.

Allow the power of love

To move this world

And all of creation forward

You, Dear One, can be the force of change

Through loving kindness

And grace.

This Moment in Time

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How do you feel at this very moment?

Are you happy, sad, neutral?

Can you give attention to what you are feeling

At this very moment in time?

Can you bless that feeling with the knowledge

That it will soon change

To another emotion, another feeling,

As you move through this day.

Dear One, there is a duality here upon this plane, purposefully designed to give you the optimal environment for growth. The human body is filled with emotion, some described as positive while other emotions are deemed negative. But do they all not have the same purpose in your life; to move you forward on your path?

Even the greatest teachers of your time have felt a plethora of emotion, ranging from ecstasy to despair. Your life is a kaleidoscope of emotions, each with a different frequency of vibration. And indeed, if you could see the colors emitted you would see a rainbow of colors swirling around you. For some of these emotions bring with them a chaotic energy which can cause you to be out of balance.

What to do? Accept what it is that you are feeling. Pause and take note of it and allow it to work through your body. Breathe as calmly as you are able and ask it why it is here with you at this moment in time. Give gratitude for the message that it brings to you, for it does have a purpose for being present at this time.

If it is an emotion that has been suppressed for a long time, perhaps now is the time to move forward and allow it to emerge, providing the release needed for you to continue on your path. You have grown since the event that caused that emotion and may now have the strength to review and release what has been buried for so long.

If it has been a constant companion for you, perhaps it is now time to seek help. Time to allow yourself to heal, physically or emotionally, for your entire being is affected by the vibration caused by what you are feeling.

If there is celebration to be experienced, then do so with full abandon and honor the lightness that surrounds you. Share it with others and give gratitude for the joy you feel at this moment.

Dear One, rather than trying to suppress any emotion, instead sit with it and try to see what it is telling you. It may be as simple as the need to feed your physical body. It may be telling you that it is time to get involved to help change the world, in any way you can help. Or it may be telling you that your body needs rest. You have done enough for this day.

Your intuition will help you as you move through these different states of mind. But in order for it to do so, it is necessary for you to acknowledge how it is that you are feeling. If you are sensitive to the energies of others around you, find a quiet space to replenish and ground yourself. Mother Nature will gladly show you relief. You are loved, Dear One, and have an abundance of help waiting for you to ask for assistance.

Emotions are a driving force to help you move forward on your path. Honor them for how they can teach you. Life here upon this plane can easily encourage you to over-commit, to ignore what your intuition is trying to tell you or to just push back that what is trying to help you move forward.

This moment is time is different from the previous moment and from the next moment to occur. For there is always the potential for change, acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude. Every one who is embodied at this time has struggled with raw emotion. And for those who are sensitive, you feel the emotions of others as well as your own.

Acknowledge and respond to what you are feeling. What is needed may be as simple as taking a breath and walking in nature. Or it may require taking action over a longer time period, for yourself or for others.

There is purpose in what you feel

It is a gift for you

To better understand yourself

And where you are on your path.

Have enough compassion for yourself,

To listen to what you are being told.

And always know that there is help

Just a breath away.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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