Unexpected Joy

 

Joy awaits you

Every moment of your day.

Can you take a chance

And embrace the unknown?

The results will be wondrous.

Dear One, do not allow fear to hold you back, to keep you from the joy that awaits you every moment of your day. Accept the truth that change can bring unanticipated joy and fulfillment. The growth that you experience will prepare you for only more growth and potential for gaining wisdom and peace of mind.

Once again, we tell you that this journey is one of self-discovery. You are a creative soul who yearns to expand and experience new adventures every moment of your day. Your mind, your physical body, may tell you differently, but your soul is eager to discover all that it can from this physical existence.

You have been given the gift to create your own world. And so, what kind of world have you created for yourself? And if you do not like what you see or you have outgrown your current way of living, then you have the ability to change it. Right in this moment.

It begins with how you view your life and your world. It continues with how you view yourself and those who surround you every moment of your day. It ends with how you approach your daily life, with fear or with love.

Can it be as simple as that? Could a change in perception bring more joy to your daily life? You see it every day. Two people will experience that same interaction and one will walk away having experienced joy and love, while another may see only the fear, the pain and the insurmountable effort required to make a change.

All that is required, Dear One, is in how you view your life. Are you empowered or lacking in the ability to make any substantial changes? Do you not see that often it is only a change in your attitude, your perception, that will make an interaction enjoyable or tiresome?

The Universe surrounds you with love. The Mother surrounds you with beauty. And your fellow travelers upon this plane provide you with opportunities for growth and love with every interaction. For every moment of your existence can be one of learning or teaching.

The choice is yours. The choice has always been yours. If there is a situation which you believe is insurmountable, sit in stillness and ask for help in seeing how to make a change. You have so much more power than you realize. You have a massive network filled with possibilities in assisting you in making a change in your life, in your world.

All that is required is trust and faith in yourself and in the world around you. Creativity lives dormant in so many of you as you trudge through your daily lives, filled with fear and disillusion. Allow that creativity, along with the love which fills your every pore, to emerge with a fresh view of your situation, of your world.

Dear, Dear One, you have such power which goes untouched. Do not live a life created for you by others. Create your own life, a life of fulfillment and joy. You have the spark of the Divine within you. This means that you have the creative ability to bring more love and light into this holographic experience you call life.

Sit in stillness and listen to what calls to you, what is yearning to emerge in all of its glory. Ask for help in pursuing this nascent part of your being. And then pay attention to all that occurs around you. For the answers, the opportunities, present themselves to you every day. It only requires being present in the moment to hear, to see, to understand the answers as they are given to you in countless ways.

Your life can be so much brighter. And as the awakening continues, the yearning will intensify. Sit, listen and then be present in the moment to hear the guidance being given to you in a way which you are most likely to notice.

Be present, be daring, be joyous.

You are all of these things

We see it and encourage you to look deeper

For you can do more than you ever imagined.

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

 

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Be Free

The illusions that you have

Of this world and of yourself

Hold you back from your true self.

Remember who you are

And from where you have come

And be free.

Dear One, the peace you seek is within your reach. It has always been there within you. The love you seek embraces you gently as you move through your day. It has always been there surrounding you and guiding you forward. What holds you back is the illusion you have about this world and who you really are.

You live in a holographic world, created by design to provide the best opportunities to grow and expand into higher consciousness. The challenge is in remembering who you really are and the power that you have in creating your world. It has always been there. But now that the awakening has begun, you will begin to notice it as you continue this journey of self-discovery.

Your physical body is necessary for this journey of awakening. And when you begin to understand the depth of your knowledge, the breadth of your connection and the unconditional love which permeates this world, the chains which bind you will weaken and break.

You, Dear One, are at a crossroads on your personal journey and what lies ahead for you is wondrous and beyond comprehension. You have come so far to reach this point. And there are forces spiraling around you and this world which are assisting in the changes to come.

What you can do to help with this transition is to open your mind to the possibilities that all that you see is an illusion. Consider how the vast majority of the universe is unseen, from the atomic level of your physical body, to the dark matter and dark energy which fills the universe. Your scientists are talking about this unseen world more and more. They have yet to understand the extent of it, but have acknowledged its existence and that it has a major effect on your world.

For you, it begins with faith and trust. Faith in yourself and your connection with the All That Is. Trust that you are moving forward with each step that you take, regardless of your perception of failure. It is time for you to understand that failure is not possible on a soul level. This world you have created allows for it if you do not fulfill some arbitrary achievements you feel are necessary for success.

What you do not yet understand is that there is an ebb and flow to life. And it involves the unseen forces which are permeating your life and the life of the entire universe. You are affected by these forces, be they lunar or solar energies, seasonal cycles of the Mother or the energetic vibrations of those around you.

How can you free yourself? With faith that all is well and as it should be. With the understanding that your perceived flaws in yourself or others can be wondrous catalysts for change. By coming from your heart in all of your interactions and being aware of the help that is just a request away.

You are not alone, have never been alone, for you are part of an infinite web of connection with all of life, all of creation. And the ebb and flow of energies through this web is what creates the possibilities of forward movement. Change is possible, is being guided by loving forces which are providing you numerous opportunities to remember your true nature. For once you do, your view of this physical world will transform.

You will begin to realize that your purpose is to be of service to others and to the All. For it is through this service that you will find the fulfillment that you seek. You will realize that you belong and have always belonged to the All. And that you are always placed in the most perfect position to use your unique gifts for the highest good.

You, Dear One, are wondrous

In your nature, in your potential.

It has always been there

And we shudder in anticipation

As you begin to awaken

To the memory of who you really are

And your true purpose of existence.

Freedom awaits you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

What Can You Do?

what can you do

Klimt 

 What is it that you can do

To help with the transitions

Occurring at this time?

Be of love

Have compassion for self and others.

And allow time for rest

And replenishment.

Dear One, can you understand the sweetness of your light, the calmness of your presence, the power of your attention, as you continue to grow and evolve. You have come so very far. Do not doubt that. You have been helped and have helped others to reach your current state of being. Now is a time of reconstruction, bringing all who are willing back to center.

Much has occurred in your plane over the recent times and you have experienced many transitions to reach this point in time. But as is always the case with this physical existence, there will be more changes coming.

Do not fear the future, for it has not yet occurred. And because of the strength and knowledge you acquired over the recent times, you are better prepared to move forward in grace and in love. You have formed stronger connections with the other realms through your reaching out for help and guidance.

You have learned of the undercurrent of fear that is present in your world. It has been brought to your attention in a manner that no longer allows you to be complacent. You have reached out and found other like-minded souls to share the work that now lays before you. For now, knowing what you have learned, it will be difficult to do nothing.

The way to move forward will be different for each and every one of you. For some, it will be a matter of being aware of the beauty which surrounds you and of offering gratitude for all the gifts and abundance in your lives. This action alone, offering gratitude for what surrounds you, helps to increase the vibrational energies on this plane and beyond.

Others may be the catalysts for change in the way this world exists, from one of fear and alienation, to one of love, compassion and community. This can be done nationally or globally. But it can also be done individually as each of you moves through your day. Can you take an honest look at how you perceive your world and those around you? Can you see how your institutions and way of being have served only a small sector while others suffer in silence?

You, Dear One, will now be able to see without the blinders which have clouded your vision for so long. You have been helped to get to this point by many of us in other realms who are lovingly guiding you forward. We have told you before how difficult this physical existence can be. Do not doubt that we are always here to help and guide you forward. And we celebrate that you have reached this point of transition in your evolution.

See the cloaks of fear which have covered you for so long fall off and disappear. For on an energetic level, that is exactly what is occurring. Some will feel it greatly and be aware of the shift in energies within and around them. Others will notice a difference, but not understand what it is. And still others, who are so comfortable in those cloaks of fear, will draw them tighter around them. Show them compassion and love, for they have not yet awakened to the glorious possibilities of this physical existence.

Dear One, you are holy, you are divine and you are a part of the collective consciousness which is affected by the evolution of this physical world. Many of you are walking with a foot in both worlds, the seen and the unseen. To you we say, care for those physical bodies, for much rest is needed during this time of transition.

To all, we encourage you to walk in peace and in faith, in yourself and in the loving guidance which surrounds you every moment of your day. Do not doubt the power which lies in your hands, for it is great.

Walk in light.

Walk in love

And allow yourself

To be guided forward and beyond.

You are so precious to us

Dear, dear One With All of Thee.

You are the I AM

You are not separate from the Source

You are one with all of creation.

Separateness is only an illusion.

This physical world is only an illusion.

You are one with the I AM.

Dear One, it is time for you to accept the power which rests within you. This is the power of the I AM, the Source, of which you are a part. You came from the Source, created from a spark of the Source, and hence have a part of the Source within you. Reflect upon that. For in order for you to complete your work, it is necessary for you to understand your own personal power.

We do not talk of the false power that is sought here upon this physical plane. Greed, ownership, control or domination are not true power. Belief in these powers have caused much pain and suffering here upon this plane. It is time for you to understand the power of the I AM that resides in each and every one of you.

Dear One, you have the power, the skills, the knowledge of the Universal Being resting within you. Much of this has been acquired over many lifetimes of existence here and upon other planes. For these experiences you and others have had over time add to the Universal knowledge, which is available to you as you continue to awaken and grow.

The human forms may be fragile, but your true self, your spirit/soul being is eternal with the strength of the Source within. The current chaos within your world is an overture to great change that is beginning to stir. Chaos precedes change and you are in the beginning stages of great change within your world. Do not fear this change for it shall provide much joy and release of the fear you have harbored for so long within your being.

Time as you know it is moving quicker as the veil continues to thin between realms. For this reason, it is very important for you to take time for yourself, for replenishment and balance. Reconsider the ‘priorities’ you have created in your life and bring to the forefront the task of taking time for yourself. Simplify how you live your life, for as you continue to awaken, you will realize that so much of what you have, of what you do, is unnecessary.

Dear One, honoring yourself is honoring the Divine, for remember that the Divine exists within you. The Divine is present in all of creation. Consider how you put much of yourself in all of your own creations, your writing, your art, your music or gardening.

The same concept applies to YOUR creation. You were created by the Divine, by the I AM, and so part of the Divine remains within you. The love behind your creation exists within and is a major part of your entire being. Reflect upon this.

When you begin to feel the stress of the world descending upon your shoulders, take a few deep breaths and recite the I AM a few times. This will bring you into closer connection to your true self, to your Divine existence, and will allow the flow of knowledge to come your way.

The connection that you have with the Divine allows for communication in both directions. As you live your life here upon this physical plane, what you learn is also shared with those who will never have the opportunity for this physical existence.

At the same time, there is guidance ready to come your way if only you will allow yourself the time and the silence to hear it. Open the channels of communication. You are ready, you are able and most importantly, you are worthy.

Do not doubt your true nature, for it is wondrous and the light which emanates from you will burn brighter with every step you take towards your personal awakening. You are not alone, you have not been forgotten. Quite the contrary, you are held in the highest esteem for embarking upon this journey of physical embodiment. You have much to teach those who watch over you in adoration.

Dear One, take the leap of faith and open your heart to your true nature. Allow the power of the I AM, the power of love, to guide you forward through your day. Give yourself time to connect and listen. For your guidance comes in many ways, often with just a passing thought or through the Mother. Be open and receptive to the connection you have with the All.

You, Dear One, are the I AM.

You carry within you

The knowledge of the Universe

Which will be revealed to you

Slowly, gently, when you are ready

As you continue to grow.

Dear One, we bow to you

In gratitude, for your courage

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

It’s Hunting Season

hunting season

Deer in Blue Mood by Nicole Gelinas http://www.fineartamerica.com

It’s 6AM and still pitch black outside. I’m outside with the dog on our first walk of the day around the property. I’ve already done my morning meditation and have felt the surge of energies coming in from above. It’s a beautiful morning, not too cold. The moon is just past full and I can see Venus shining in the Southern sky.

As I walk, I do my morning prayers, blessing the world, my property and all of creation. I stop and look at the moon as it begins its descent for the day. And I thank it for sharing its beauty with me. I just stand there soaking up the silence. No planes, no cars, no equipment running and no gunshots. I allow the peace and the moonlit morning to envelop me as I bless the day.

And then I hear it. The gunshot. And it is close. It jars me so much tears begin to flow. Its hunting season here and I live in the country. I have allowed myself to be wide open as I connect with the day and the gunshot rattles me to the core. It’s dark outside and they are not supposed to hunt deer in the dark. I look towards the sound and I can see the red light from the gun through my naked trees. And I hurry back into the house with the dog. Although they are not on my property, they are close.

Last fall they clear cut that land behind my house and I mourned the loss of those magnificent hardwood trees. The noise and dust were overwhelming, and I felt that my space was being invaded.  But the loggers were just doing their job and they were very respectful of me, as much as they could be under the circumstances. Fortunately, I have a little buffer of my own trees before you see the damage done. After it was over, some friends and I did ceremony out there for the lost trees and I felt better.

Now it is deer hunting season and the owner of that land allows hunters to use it. And although I am not a hunter, I understand that the deer need to be culled. I’ve lived through hunting seasons every year that I’ve been on this land. But this year is different because of the clearcut. It’s easier for them to see with the trees gone. I suspect the hunters come in and put down deer corn and just wait, hiding with a clear view of the deer. This year they are hunting closer to my house although they are still within legal limits.

I told myself that when I heard them shoot a deer on Thanksgiving morning as I was preparing the feast for the company coming later that day. But once again it upset me and I had to calm myself down. I could hear the hunter in his glee saying ‘I got it, I got it!’ as I silently blessed the spirit of the deer that was killed. I think it was the buck. I just saw that buck on my land a few weeks ago and I marveled at how handsome he was. At the time I did a silent prayer that he would survive hunting season. I don’t think he did. They came back after dark the next day with an ATV, four of them retrieving the deer carcass.

This is the time of year that tests me. How do I not judge these hunters because I love those deer so much? I try to put myself in their shoes with the adrenaline rush of the hunt and the thrill of the kill. I try to see them ‘just like me’ doing something that they love. And I remind myself that they will be using the meat for food.

But it is hard. All the teachings I share about this life being an illusion come to mind and I am challenged to remember them in my grief. All I can think of doing is to light a candle for the hunted and the hunters. I don’t know these men. They could be my neighbors who would help me in a second if I needed it. Being hunters does not make them bad people.

I think of how the indigenous peoples honored the animals they killed for food. The respect and gratitude expressed for the animal giving its life so that they could survive. I don’t know if these hunters do that or even understand that concept, though I am sure they are grateful for the meat. And so, I do my own ceremony for the cycles of life here upon this land adjacent to mine.

Hunting season ends on January 1st. Another month to go. More time for me to learn to toughen up to this cycle of life. There is a part of me that wants to find that deer corn and pour human urine on it so that the deer don’t eat it. That is my human, visceral response. But is that truly the best response from a spiritual perspective?

Just as I was the one who mourned those magnificent trees that were felled last year, I can also honor the fallen deer as they give up their life’s breath for another’s life. That I can do and will do until this season ends. They will be in my prayers along with the hunters, for we are all one. Even if the hunting causes me distress, we are still all one and don’t I have to walk my talk?

Recognize the Sacred

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http://www.flickr.com momento en la Praia de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro 2012

You are surrounded by the sacred

For all of creation is sacred.

Every moment in time,

Every interaction,

Every breath you take is sacred.

An expression of the Divine.

Dear One, in order to promote the change that is coming to this world, it is necessary for you to recognize the sacred in all that you see, in all that you do. If all of creation comes with purpose from the Divine, then all of existence is filled with the breath of the Divine.

The human mind, this human existence, has steered you away from the concept that all need to be treated with respect and love. You have lost your way because you have lost your ability to see the Divine in all that cross your path. Every molecule that forms every life form is an extension of the Divine.

This hierarchy of power which your societies have created leads only to dead ends. This external source of perceived power feeds only the Ego, but not the Soul. And the soul is where the true power, the true connection to the All exists.

Both Ego and Soul are necessary for existence here upon this plane. Each serves its purpose in the forward movement of the Universal Being. However, the balance between both no longer exists. One is aware of the connection between all of creation, the other relies only on Self to propel itself forward in competition and judgment.

Sacred connections abound in your daily life, be it with the Mother or with any of her charges. But many of you have forgotten the language to speak, to recognize the sacred interactions that are presented to you. This lack of communication, lack of recognition, has led you astray as you focus more upon individual existence and self-absorption.

Would your life not be much easier with conscious communion with the sacred? Would not acceptance of a community of kindred spirits help you discover and realize your purpose for being? Would you not feel more at peace surrounded by love rather than fear and competition?

It begins with you, Dear One, as you remember the connection, the sacred connection, you have with the All That Is. It has been so very long since life was shared in respect and harmony rather than in judgment and discord. But change is possible and reflection upon these words will help open the channels for change within your very being.

Can you begin to see that the creation of this world had a purpose, and that purpose was one of self-discovery for you and for the Divine that lives within you and all things? For every part of creation is another expression of the multi-facets of the Divine. Sacred existence with sacred purpose for being.

You, Dear One, are on the cusp of an awakening so wondrous that all of creation is watching in anticipation. All want you to succeed and come into better understanding of who you truly are and how you have always been surrounded by love. The time is coming for you to remove the blinders that limit your view of your life and that of your world.

Begin now, at this moment, with a breath of release, a breath of acceptance of the sacredness of your own existence. Do not think yourself unworthy, for how can someone who is a part of the Divine be unworthy?

View your life, your world, your surroundings from a different perspective. See the Divine in all who cross your path, in all that you touch, all that you eat, all that you see. Begin to see the sacred threads of existence that connect you to all of creation. For if you do this, you will change how you interact with your world from this moment on.

Walk in love

See your world through a new lens

Allow the sacredness of the All to surround you

And to guide you forward

With the acceptance

Of your own Divinity

Your own sacredness

Dear One With All of Thee.

 

The Shift

 

There is a shift occurring at this time

To help accelerate the growth of the Universe.

It begins with you and all here upon this plane,

For whatever lessons you learn

Move up through all realms

For the growth of the collective consciousness.

Dear One, be not afraid of the changes coming for you and your physical plane. For they are wondrous and shall accelerate the forward movement of all of creation. Understand the connection between and amongst all and how you shall contribute to the growth of the All That Is.

You are the manifestation of the Divine so that the Divine can experience Itself in all possible facets of being. You, Dear One, are an extension of the Divine and because of this all interactions are sacred. Keep this in mind as you move through your day. Remember this and give gratitude to all who appear before you, be they animal, mineral or plant. For all of creation is an extension of the Divine.

Contrary to what you believe you see, all that has occurred and is occurring upon this plane of existence is a means to an end. And that end is so wondrous, it would take your breath away, should you see it at this time.

Consider, Dear One, how your children often learn best when they are allowed to explore the possibilities and consequences of their actions. Indeed, some consequences do cause suffering, but is that not an important learning moment for them?

So too, for you, as you have been given free will to experience all the possibilities of life here upon this physical plane. If you were allowed only the lightened path, your lessons would have been severely limited.

Is it not through trial and error that you learn what best serves you and your world? Have you not improved upon your own personal creations, should they be creations of art, music or writing? And was not the final product of your creation the result of many perceived failures; failures which taught you much as you moved on to your next creation?

You, Dear One, are the creator of your world and much of your learning is a result of seeing where you do not wish to go, what you do not wish to do or say. The key is that you respond to what you experience in a loving, sacred way through creating a response of a higher vibration than what you have just experienced.

Do not forget that you are the brave soul who chose to be at the forefront of this process of manifesting the Divine in a world of duality. This is one of the greatest challenges for a soul who has had little experience with duality, for it does not exist on most realms. Add to this the challenge of being embodied in a physical form which gives the illusion of separation. Another experience many of you have not had in other realms where love and connection are more apparent.

You are an extension of the Divine, and you are rapidly awakening to the task that lies before you. You are becoming more aware of how the way of living up unto this point no longer works. It is becoming more obvious to you because of the awakening you are experiencing. And that awakening is accelerating and affecting more and more embodied souls every day.

Do not judge harshly those who have shown you what can happen when you do not treat all of creation as sacred. These souls are here to show you one side of the arc of the pendulum. Their presence has been necessary to encourage you to seek another way, a way that resonates with your divinity and essence of loving kindness.

Move forward and choose to help bring the arc of the pendulum back to center. For in this world of duality, neither extreme is optimal. Only when centered in perfect balance between light and dark, will the pendulum of experience upon this physical plane be in the most perfect position.

Dear One, be joyful for the shift that is coming, that is beginning as we speak. Be not afraid, for you are more powerful than you realize and the numbers of those awakening will grow exponentially. Reach out to those around you. Teach those who are just opening their eyes and their hearts. Learn from those who are further ahead on the path, here to show you the way forward.

You are not alone. You have never been alone.

You are but one manifestation

Of the many facets of the Divine.

Here to experience and share

All the lessons learned by you, the courageous ones.

Who chose a life in an unfamiliar world of duality.

Awaken, Dear One, to your true nature

And allow the shift to encompass all.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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