Solitude

Are you able to spend time alone

In silence?

Can you reflect without judgment?

Do you like yourself enough

To enjoy time alone?

Dear One, personal growth requires time alone, spent in reflection and prayer. Giving gratitude for all that you have, for who you are and for the opportunities that are laid before you. Are you able to see yourself for who you really are and enjoy your own company? Or is time spent alone used for self-judgment and criticism?

This world in which you live offers many distractions throughout your day. It is easy to follow those distractions rather than spending time alone in self-reflection and peace. For too many of you, the distractions are used to keep that internal critical voice from speaking to you. Better to be engaged rather than addressing and quieting that self-critic. Easier to concern yourself with the drama in the lives of others than to examine the emotional triggers in your own life.

Dear One, you have been given many tools to help you move away from that self-judgment and it can be as simple as using your breath as a metronome. With each breath, inhale love and exhale fear and judgment. Time spent focusing on your breath will calm you and allow you to move away from that self-critic.

Internalizing negative feelings without being provided the opportunity for release can foster expansion of that negativity affecting your entire being. If you are unable to connect with another to resolve a conflict in person, understand that you are able to do it in the energetic plane. Remember that your physical body is but a garment worn for a short time and that your true nature is one of fluid energy. This means that you can interact with others without being physically present.

This can be done as you focus on your breath. You can send loving kindness to others, give or ask for forgiveness, and ask for help in resolving any existing conflict.

What is most important is that you do not hold this negativity within but release it in a fashion that best suits you. Keeping a journal or putting down on paper your thoughts and then burning it in ceremony. If brought to the light, the wounds you carry will begin to heal. If kept within to be recirculated time and again, they will fester and grow. Which do you choose?

Dear One, there is joy within you. And you are able to allow this to surface and be shared with others. You are love incarnate. You may have taken a detour and lost your way for a short time, but you will always be led back on your path through synchronicity. Be aware of those moments. Be aware of what is occurring in your immediate environment and be aware of how you respond. Mindfulness is a tool to show you the way when you are lost.

Your heart is your guide home, not your mind. Have faith in yourself that you will find a way, find the path best for you to move forward with loving kindness for others, but most importantly for yourself. For indeed, you cannot have love for another if you do not have love for yourself. All are connected and when you judge yourself harshly, you are judging others as well, for all are one.

There is no need to make comparisons for all are one and you are actually comparing yourself to yourself. And the waves of negativity spread out in concentric circles around you. Change them to waves of love and see how your life changes.

You are so loved and only judged by yourself. Criticism sent your way from others is only displaced criticism they have for themselves. You do the same. Again, we say that you cannot love another if you cannot love yourself first.

Change the way you see yourself.

See yourself as we do,

As love incarnate

Courageous enough to embark upon this journey.

Ask for help and guidance if you lose your way.

You are worthy.

You are loved.

You are One With All of Thee.

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The Passage of Time

Time moves forward at the same rate every day

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

Your perception changes depending on your state of mind.

How does this affect other areas of your life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You create your own world

In conjunction with the All That Is.

You are given what you ask for

Be it positive or negative from your point of view.

Choose love, choose to be present in the moment

And see how your world changes.

Do not underestimate your power

In creating your future.

For indeed, you are One With All of Thee.

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

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.

Curiosity

How do you walk through your world?

Do you question what you see

With curiosity?

Or are you so frozen in your mind

That you can not see through the fog

Created by that repetitive way of thinking?

Dear One, are you so imprisoned by your mind that you cannot see past a certain way of viewing the world? Does fear cloud your vision enough that you do not pose the questions ‘Why’ or ‘Why not’? Are you stuck in repetitive thinking, unable to take a clear view of what is happening around you?

How do you move through your day? Do you assume that those you meet are a certain way because of past experiences? Or do you allow yourself to walk with an open mind, listening to your inner voice, your gut, your intuition? Do you take everything at face value or do you delve deeper with the acknowledgment that things may not be exactly as they initially appear to you?

The world and all of its creatures are constantly changing, in flux with the expansion of the Universe. All are in motion, regardless of the illusion of appearing static. If you could see life at the molecular or atomic level, you would be more aware of the constant vibration of all things. And movement allows for change, within and around you.

Dear One, forward movement requires motion. For this reason, it is helpful to you if you allow yourself to consciously take steps every day in a new direction. This could mean altering your daily routine with just a minor change, but enough that requires you to be mindful of what you are doing, or where you are going.

By doing this you are allowing yourself to move away from fear. For if a new direction requires your presence, you are forced to step outside of your mind where fear constantly holds you back. And as you make small changes in your daily routine, you will become more curious about what you see, who you meet or how you feel?

Do not assume that you are the same person today that you were yesterday, for you are not. Each day with its experiences changes you. You are stronger and one step further upon your path this day than the last. This is the same for all of creation and since all are connected, individual growth is felt by all.

As you begin to make small changes, allowing your mind to be more open, synchronicity will have more opportunity to guide you forward. It occurs more often than you realize. But as you allow curiosity to lead you forward, you will be in a more receptive state to be aware of the synchronicities in your life.

Being more aware of your place in the world, if only in a small part of it, will begin to shift you from that prison of your mind. Your senses will become more finely tuned as you observe the world and interactions occurring around you.

Becoming more engaged with your environment will open up more opportunities for you as you more consciously see the ebb and flow of life around you. It begins with mindfulness, curiosity and trust that growth comes with motion, if only the smallest step forward.

Do not think you know all that you need to know. Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by the repetitive thoughts from your mind. Instead, observe the world, allow curiosity to move you forward and see how much you can learn by taking just a small step forward every day.

Change is occurring every moment of your existence. And this includes change within you, in how you see, or feel or respond to the world around you. Trust that you will be guided forward by a gentle hand. Understand that others are filled with fear as well and that it takes courage to move forward.

Make no assumptions

For what was true in the past

May no longer be true in the present.

Move forward with curiosity without judgment.

For what you see may not be all of what is.

Allow life to unfold and guide you forward.

Gently and with loving embrace.

Curiosity is what brought you here

And what will move you forward.

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.

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