Do Not Fear Change

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Change is necessary

To move you forward

Individually and collectively.

Fear not what is to come

For it will allow you

Greater opportunities and possibilities.

Dear One, do not fear what is coming, for change is required to assist you in your growth. This is not occurring as punishment or with judgment, but with anticipation of the opportunities that will arrive as a result. You are loved beyond measure and we are with you every moment of your existence, for our connection is permanent and strong.

You have the strength, the power, to move through these changes with grace. For you are a Divine being embodied in a human form to experience change and personal growth. This physical plane is one of the most revered forums for moving forward on your individual path. And it is only the most courageous souls, of which you are one, who choose to experience this existence.

Dear One, find solace in the silence within, for that is where your reservoir of strength lies. Shut out the chaos of fear and anxiety which surrounds you. This is difficult, we understand, but possible. Associate with others who understand the power of the silence within. You have much to learn, but also much to teach.

You are a Being of light, who has up until this moment, forgotten who you are and from where you have come. But in the coming days, as a result of the changes occurring at this time, you will begin to awaken to your true nature. You will find the joy within and dip into the reservoir of strength that fills your inner being.

Send blessings to all and offer gratitude for how far you have come while still enshrouded in the false notion that you are only human. Dear One, you are so much more than this physical form. Review your life and reflect upon the strength you exhibited in times of stress. Contemplate on the synchronicities which led you forward, or the gentle urges to act or speak in a certain way. These are all examples of your connection with your higher self, with the Oneness of All.

The connection has been there since you arrived here upon this plane. You just have not been aware of it as much as you are at this moment and will be in the coming days. For you are awakening. The healings occur through the cracks in the wall that has encased your inner light for so very long. It is time for you to shed the outer layers of protection, as you begin to understand that the strength lies within and emerges with your wondrous light.

Dear One, do not fear the change that is coming, that is occurring as you read these words. For you are ready, and you have all the tools necessary to move forward with grace. Pay attention to those synchronistic moments, for they will guide you forward. Cease judgment and understand that it is important to experience both sides of the duality of being here upon this plane. Remember that all you meet have come from the same Source and will return to the same Source.

You are all on the same path, but at different parts of that path. Some will be able to go only so far before they return to their true nature in the unseen world. Some will return sooner to complete their work from the other side, in a higher vibration allowing them a greater range of affect. And some will stay here to help with the changes in vibration, helping to anchor others by sending them love and blessings.

All of you have a role to play, either here or from another dimension. But remember that the connection never fades as others make their transition to the other side. Once again, we tell you that all of creation is connected in a matrix of love. Truly a magnificent web of connection.

Take a deep breath and move forward with grace and courage. You have an unlimited source of both within you. For you are the vehicle for change, with an endless supply of love and strength, connected to the Source, through filaments glistening in radiant light.

You, Dear One, are loved.

You are love incarnate

And capable of more

Than you ever imagined.

Rise and dip into that well of strength

And send love with every breath.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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Blueberry Season is Over

 

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Another blueberry season behind me.

Hard to believe that seven weeks have gone by so quickly. And it was a wonderful season. The bushes were full of beautiful clusters of blueberries which made the picking much easier than last year. In fact, it took half the time to pick 5 pounds (the amount that fills a one-gallon bucket) than it did last year.

We only pick in one-gallon buckets so as not to crush the blueberries with the extra weight. This is especially important when they are wet, usually right after a rainstorm. Those mornings are always challenging especially when we cull them. The berries have to be dry before we handle them too much or else they get soft and very sticky. They get a shiny coat of sugar on them and look like they are still wet, even though they are dry. The first year I picked blueberries, it took me awhile to figure this out.

I had such a great team of workers helping me this year. They knew exactly what to do while I was gone making deliveries, giving me one less thing I had to think about. A few of them have been picking for me for a number of years.

They become like family and blueberry season creates a special community for me. It is made up of all my workers who I usually see only during the season as they go off to do what they do in the off season.

But it is also made up of all my clients, many of who have been buying from me for at least 8 years. I love these clients of mine and have a good rapport with them. They end up thanking me at season’s end for all that I do. I’ll miss them all in the off-season.

Friends ask me if I’m glad that it’s over and honestly, I have mixed feelings. Yes, my body is tired, exhausted from the early wake-ups and the non-stop activity. I could never do this all year round. But for 6-8 weeks, I can handle it.

But I will miss the comradery with all the people who fill my days for this short span during the year. Transitioning back into my normal routine takes a little time. For one, I have to rest and give myself a little time to recover. Then I’m back on track taking care of all the things that were allowed to slide when the main focus of life was blueberries. One of the things I’ll miss the most is just walking down the rows and grazing on fresh berries. Especially at the end of season when they are the sweetest they can be.

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would become a blueberry farmer, although I’d always wanted to live on a farm. And now I have ten seasons behind me. You never know what will come next year, depending on the weather and when that late freeze will come in the spring. Will it come when the buds are still tight and pretty safe? Or will it come after they’ve opened and the bees are starting to pollinate? Will we have hail that will damage the crop?

Farming is a humbling experience and my way of connecting with Mother Earth and the All. I bless those bushes every day and thank them for coming back year after year with another new crop.

I’ve been very fortunate and work with the fairies throughout the year. People might think I’m crazy but I thank my fairies all the time for guiding me and for protecting us from bad weather. I can see them covering the land with a blanket of protection prior to a bad storm. Maybe I’ve just had a bit too much sun, but its my reality and it works for me. 😉

So now it’s time to clean up the rest of the land that has been ignored. I’ll harvest some fruit from my small orchard and tend my herb garden. Oh yes, and graze on grape tomatoes which always seem to grow in my compost pile every year. Who needs to plant tomatoes when they seem to thrive in my compost pile?

The hummingbirds have grown to about a dozen at the feeders at this point. I refill those feeders multiple times a day. Especially since one male seems to like to claim a feeder for his very own. I’ll miss them when they migrate south.

So on to the next part of my year which involves more writing and teaching and yes, a couple of part-time jobs also. No more blueberry work until February when I start pruning again.

It has been a good year!

Thank you blueberry bushes for a wonderful crop!

Thanks to my wonderful team of pickers and cullers.

And thanks to my loyal clients.

Till next year!

 

What Do You See?

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When you look around you

What do you see?

Possibilities or utter despair?

Beauty or destruction?

What do you see?

Dear One, the way you see your world reflects back on how you see yourself. The illusion which you choose as reality mirrors back to you your own emotional and spiritual state of mind. It affects how you move through this holographic world created by you in your temporary visit here upon this plane.

The realm from which you came is filled with love. Love permeates all thought and interaction. It is the true nature of being. Your choice to descend upon this lower vibrational state of being brings with it many challenges, but also many possibilities. For you are the creator of your own world, though many of you still find this a difficult concept to grasp.

There is beauty, there is love present with every breath, every step you take. But it is often obscured by the cloud formed by your inner thoughts, your fears and trepidations. All of you have had trials and challenges in your life up to this point. And more will present themselves to you. However, there are two ways to approach these trials; with fear or with love.

Can you begin to walk through your day choosing faith over worry? Can you see possibilities rather than overwhelming challenges in your path? Can you see the beauty in everything around you? For even in areas filled with desolation and destruction, life continues to thrive and opportunities for love continue to exist. For you, Dear One, are love incarnate which means that everywhere you go, you bring love with you. It is a part of your make-up.

You have the choice to allow this love to emerge or to suppress it and mask it with fear. The choice is yours. It begins with loving yourself, with acknowledging the power you have to change your life and your world. You are guided daily by loving hands. This guidance may occur as a fleeting thought, a synchronous encounter or by an opportunity presented to you seemingly out of nowhere. Can you have enough faith in yourself and in the love of the All That Is to see these events as gentle encouragements to take a chance?

You, Dear One, are given opportunities every day to change how you walk through your world. Should a challenge appear before you, reflect upon your immediate reaction. Are you overcome with fear and dread or can you take a breath and approach with love using your personal power? The universe will provide you with what you request. Remember this as you find yourself saying negative statements such as ‘This is never-ending’, ‘I will never be good enough’, or ‘I cannot do this’.

Look instead for the possibilities of love, of positive change or repetitive lessons presented to you in these events. Change your perspective and remember that this is a journey of growth for you. The only judgment comes from within your own mind. Be aware of the words you use, of the thoughts that run through your mind and change them from negative to positive. Seek help if needed from others. This journey is not a solo trek. Assistance is provided to you along your path. You are never alone.

Dear One, remember that you are the creator of your own world. Beauty exists everywhere and love is always possible. You are the catalyst for change in your own life and outward as your vibration touches others in warm embrace or sharp retort.

Color your world in love.

Allow your Divine love to emerge.

Change is possible and it begins with you.

Dear One With All of Thee.

It’s Blueberry Season

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I thought I should tell you all that I am 3 weeks into blueberry season. We started picking June 20th and will pick until around the first week of August. So if you don’t hear from me, its not that I don’t care, I am just consumed with blueberries.

So far its been a great season. I have a terrific bunch of pickers and the berries are sweet and abundant and beautiful. My buyers continue to purchase my blueberries year after year, for which I am very grateful. Cannot believe it is my 10th season.

I have an acre of blueberry bushes which provide more than enough for my small business and the local fauna. I use bird scare tape as a deterrent, but honestly, I think this is the last year I will use it. For all the birds are in there, crows, cardinals, finches, hummingbirds, mockingbirds and so on. You never know what you might find in those bushes.

It was an absolute thrill when one of my pickers found a hummingbird nest. I’d never seen one before and we all were just amazed at how beautiful it was. Once there was a groundhog up in the bush. I suspect the dog might have chased it up there. Although I see groundhog holes all over the farm, never thought I’d see one hanging out in the bushes.

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And of course, the deer feast daily in the patch. Early in the season it starts with one or two and by the end of the season, I think they have a family reunion in there with does, buck, and fawns all meeting for a snack. Often when I go out after dark with the dog, I hear a deer snorting in the bushes. No sense in chasing them away. They’ll just come back later.

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Its hot work and the humidity here can shorten the picking times because its just too dang hot. We pick starting at dawn for 3 to 5 hours depending on weather. My job is to juggle pickers, cullers, buyers, berries and try to anticipate the weather when I make up the picking schedule. I deliver 5 days a week and fill with pride when my chefs are so happy to see me and my blueberries.

Two friends who I lovingly refer to as my blueberry pimps take orders and deliver pints of berries to friends and co-workers. They tell me how everyone walks around with blue tongues and big smiles on their faces the day they bring in the berries. Getting feedback like this makes all the hard work worth it.

So if you don’t hear much from me in the next few weeks, know that I will be back at the end of the summer. I will continue to post every week. I try to carve out a chunk of time to sit and write whatever messages I receive to share with others.

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I love living this life, even though I do work very hard and wonder where I get the stamina to keep it up. But when I can walk through those rows of berries and graze, oh that is heaven to me! Being on this farm, living in the country, never knowing what might show up, be it the neighbor’s cow or a praying mantis guarding the hummingbird feeder, a snake in my HVAC unit or saving bunnies from my dog. It is a wonderful life and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to steward this land.

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I tell my shaman friends that my land is my mesa. I bless it daily and offer gratitude for being able to live in harmony with all the other creatures who call this piece of real estate home. It is also my canvas to paint as I add trees or bushes, flowers or an herb garden to the mix. It is my sanctuary and I will steward it as long as I am able.

So enjoy your summer, my dear readers. And think of me when you have a blueberry or two for breakfast, for dessert or just for a snack.

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Walk in Peace

Breathe in peace.

Breathe out peace.

Know the power which rests within you,

The knowledge at your fingertips

If only you will accept this truth

In your heart and your mind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accept your power

And use it to create a world of love.

Just like the realm from which you came.

It begins with trusting yourself and your intuition.

Listen to the guidance from your higher self.

It will come from your heart.

In the most opportune times.

Listen, accept and love.

Love like you have loved once before

In another place.

A place you called home.

Dear One With All of Thee.

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.

The Wonder of It All

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When did you last look upon your surroundings

Through the eyes of a child?

When did you last take a deep breath

And notice the aroma that fills the air?

When did you last tell someone

You loved them?

Dear One, this physical journey is often seen as a trial and a challenge to just make it through another day. But it is also a gift beyond measure. And every day you are in the presence of greatness, be it Mother Nature or other people in your life. And if you remember what we have told you before, you are a part of this greatness, connected to all of creation.

You are not living this life alone. Your fears are felt by others. Your joys are felt by others. The energetic connection between all allows this to occur. Those of you who are very sensitive are already much aware of this phenomenon. For others, just awakening, you have not yet discovered this connection across lives, across miles, across dimensions.

You are the wonder of connection who can contribute either chaos or serenity to the world and beyond. You can choose to disagree in the most belligerent of ways, or you can calmly embrace the connection between you and all things.

Of course, you have a right to your opinion. Although connected, you are also an individual soul with your own personality. But remember that all sentient beings come from the same Source and will return to the same Source. This physical plane is an opportunity for you to stretch your proverbial wings and explore your strengths and weaknesses.

You, each and every one of you, have a unique gift to share with this world. The question is ‘how will you share it?’ Will it be to unite with compassion or to divide with vitriol and anger?

It begins with love, Dear One. And it ends in love. It is that simple. What happens in between is your choice on how you move through this wondrous place of learning.

We ask you once again to remember that all of your thoughts, words and deeds move out into the world, into the cosmos, affecting all with the energetic imprint you have sent with them. You do not realize the power that you have to contribute to this world and its way of being. We are here to tell you that you affect all sentient beings every moment of the day by of how you are in those moments.

This is not to cause you distress if you are already feeling depressed or alone. For indeed, there is much love surrounding you, love being sent to you from the awakened ones whom you have never met. Accept this love and understand that there is always help available to you, that you are worthy of this love, no matter what your past or present.

You are connected by an invisible wave of energy that ebbs and flows with each breath you take. And you can make a difference by sending out positive energy, by sending out love into this world and beyond.

All that is in your presence is vibrating, even what you perceive as inanimate objects. For you live in a field of energy that affects you daily. This energy is most beneficial when it can move and flow around you. This is why you often have the urge to get rid of the old, of that which no longer serves you. This is why certain objects affect you in a certain way, either positive or negative, depending on the charge, the memories, they might ignite within you.

Dear One, it is time to reassess how you move through this world of wonder. Can you remove that which no longer serves you? Can you move with grace, compassion and love whether or not you are in agreement with another? Can you begin to realize how others are affected by your energies and you by the energies around you?

You are a source of light

Contained within a physical form.

This is a journey of self-discovery for you.

In a world filled with wonder and love.

The negativity can be changed

By you.

With each breath, with each step

Send love to all.

And to yourself

Dear One With All of Thee.

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