Observation

What is it that you see

As you look around your world?

Do you see the same as others?

Are you seeing reality

Or an illusion

Affected by your own beliefs

And judgments?

What is your reality?

Dear One, as you move through your day and interact with others and with nature, can you be sure that what you see is true reality or an illusion? We have told you before that you create your own world. And your creations are affected by your emotions, your biases and your spiritual growth. What do you see? And if you look a second time, will your vision of reality be the same?

How much do you fail to notice as you move through your world? Walking around encased within your mind, thinking of past or future events, how much do you fail to observe throughout your day? Have you missed the silent cues offered by others, the nuances that reveal true meaning masked by your misperceptions of someone or something? Are you able to move forward with neutrality and open-mindedness as you view your world?

Human emotions can cloud your vision and Ego can encourage you to see only through one lens of perception. But what if, what if you were able to just listen to another with the intent to learn from them? What if you were able to observe without expectation and familiarity? You often believe that having seen something, having met someone, that you know and understand exactly what they have to offer you. When in fact the complexity of human existence can create new experiences with every encounter you have, even with the familiar.

The key is to be open and receptive to what is being revealed to you. Human ego tells you that you know and understand a situation because you have experienced it once before, because you have walked that path once before. When in fact, life exists within a web of connection and something you feel is familiar has changed between encounters, often in subtle and sometimes momentous ways because of this connection.

Consider your physical body and how it changes every day. Consider the forces of nature and how they change every day. Consider your emotional state and how that changes every day. Why then would not the world you observe change every day as well? It would serve you well to step back from that assumption that your knowledge is complete about a person or a situation. Can you approach your day as a naïve child, as if seeing everything for the first time? For indeed, you are.

Take the time to listen, with complete focus on what you are hearing; to see, with complete focus on what you are observing, to feel, to taste, to smell as if for the first time. The complexities of life can reveal much to you if you move forward with an open heart, with the awareness that what or who you are encountering has something to teach you.

It matters not if you have different viewpoints during a discussion. It matters not if you do not like what you see or experience. Rather than judge, ask yourself what you can learn from this situation. Upon silent reflection, you will be surprised at what might enter your consciousness and how well it can serve you as you move forward upon your journey.

Dear One, make no assumptions about anyone or anything, for all of creation is in constant flux and nothing remains static. You do yourself and others a disservice if you approach your day without the humility of a student knowing that they have much to learn. Your network of connection to all things has much to teach you, if you allow yourself to see what it has to offer.

The result may be a wondrous feeling of awe, inspiration or pure joy as you observe beauty where you once saw only ruin; strength rather than weakness; or gentleness underneath the hardened exterior. All are possible as you change your way of observing your world.

Be present

Be aware

Put aside your emotional attachments

And see through a neutral lens.

Your vision will clear and show you

A world more loving and beautiful,

A world in constant movement

Towards knowledge and connection.

For you are and always will be

One With All of Thee.

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A Personal Note on the Holidays

The holiday season is here, celebrated in many different ways, with many different traditions. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and others less well known, but not any less important. I felt very compelled to celebrate the Solstice this year by honoring Mother Earth, joining others across the world as we all offered our contributions to peace and to the sacred. And last night the full moon shared her beauty as the night sky was as bright as day, illuminated by the powerful reflection of the moon’s light.

Have we forgotten to see the beauty that surrounds us? Especially at this time of year, when so many are rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts, planning the perfect meals or presenting the perfect holiday parties as we all gather together with high expectations for these outcomes. Because of my gifts, I can feel the anxieties of others as they scurry about trying to live up to the advertiser’s portrayal of the perfect holiday gathering.

I think about those who have nowhere to go, perhaps have no home or money to even participate. How must they feel at this time of year? Yes, there are avenues for giving to those who have less and many are generous with their time and their money to help others. And I honor the generosity of those who reach out to lift up others this time of year.

But once again, I question how we focus so much on physical giving rather than honoring the sacredness of life. Not only the lives of those we love, but the life of the Mother, who gives to us daily without charge. Can we begin to offer gratitude for all the gifts we have received in order to even live our lives here upon this physical plane? I think of climate change, deforestation, pollution and the pervasive fear of lack and feel we can do a better job of honoring the Mother.

This is a time of awakening and change and I know that many of you are feeling it, even though you may not be conscious of exactly what is happening to you. For those of you who are facing challenges in your personal life at this time, I repeat what I am told so often, that you are not alone because you are connected to all of creation. This includes your connection to the Mother and all of her creatures.

Life is sacred, all of life. And I encourage you to live your life authentically and with that personal power we so often give away to others. The physical possessions we own do not matter as much as the love that surrounds us. We have so much to give and I hope that you can give and accept love in your daily life. Often the quiet, unassuming actions of generosity and love go unnoticed. Look around you and share from that deep reservoir of love which exists within you.

Holiday traditions are wonderful and can be a part of life to which we look forward every year. I know that I have many fond memories of family traditions throughout my life. But please know that love is the basis of our existence. Honor the love that surrounds you, love that comes from those around you, from the Mother and from the unseen world.

The pendulum of life has swung far to the side of fear and it is time to begin to bring it back to center. It is possible and is occurring as many are quietly doing their part to eradicate fear and bring peace back into our way of life.

You are a part of this awakening and I ask you to take time to give gratitude for all that has been given to you. Share your loving nature with others and most importantly with yourself. For you have come so far and have so much further to go on your personal journey.

If you need some quiet time to reflect and replenish, then do so.

If you feel the need to change your traditions because they no longer serve you, then do so.

If you are feeling alone and forgotten, please know that you are not.

We are in this together, this human existence and love will move us forward and see us through.

I send out my love to each and every one of you in hopes that you can feel the joy of life every day of your existence. And I offer my gratitude to all of you for what you are doing to change this world.

Thank you for allowing me this space to ramble and reflect. And thank you for continuing to follow this blog.

I wish you all peace and joy and a gentle path forward. May we all do what we can to honor each other and the Mother.

With deepest love

Celine

 

 

Searching

So many are searching

For answers

For purpose

For peace and connection.

How and where does this search end?

Dear One, you live in a world of duality, showing you contrasting ways of being. Is one way better than another or does it not matter how you live your life? Where does this end and how do you feel at the culmination of your physical life?

The world in which you live has been created by you. Yes, the original template, the physical reality was placed here before your arrival. But the energies that have grown upon this plane have been created by you, through your thoughts, your words and your actions.

The world that you see is affected by the perspective you choose to use as you scan your environment. And your perspective is driven by your personal experiences. Your view is filtered through the emotions that have resulted from those personal experiences. For this reason, two people might view the exact same situation and give polar opposite explanations of what has occurred.

The energetic vibration is rising throughout the entire Universe and it is also affecting this physical plane of existence. You have come full circle from when you were a child, not distinguishing between self and non-self. As you matured, so did your Ego, and much of your life has been driven by that Ego. However, now you have come back to the beginning, realizing that there is a different way of being than just following Ego. You have begun to realize that life has lost its purpose, its glow and so you have begun to search for answers for this feeling of disconnect.

Part of this is due to the rising energies across the cosmos. Since you are an energetic being, you feel the pull but do not know how to reconcile the discord between what you see and what you wish to see in your world. This is yet another gentle reminder that it is time for you to adjust your way of being. You are being guided forward in a way that feels unfamiliar to you as you have not nurtured your connection with the All for much of your life.

This is a period of readjustment for all of creation, including this physical realm which feels it yet is unable to reconcile it due to lack of practice. But do not despair for it is always possible to make corrections so that you feel more at peace as you move forward.

It is time for you to move into stillness to re-discover the connections that have been there throughout your life. These are your connections to your higher self, to the Source, to the loving guides who have followed your progress in this physical existence. It is time to lift up the shade and allow the light to shine through.

How do you find your answers? They are within the stillness. The peace you seek is within your breath as you bring in the life force of loving energies and send them back out into your world. Dear One, if you are creator of your world, you are able to change it. For it begins with you.

All of creation is divine. All interactions are sacred. There is abundance for all provided by the Mother. Connections are made through sacred reciprocity, for the results of your actions are mirrors of how you approach your life. Open your eyes to the sacred connections you have with all of creation and move forward with grace and respect for all who cross your path.

Rather than dishonoring the differences among you, embrace them. For it is from the uniqueness of each individual that they will find their gifts, their purpose for being here at this time. And underneath the illusion of separateness, there is a commonality, a connection between all souls. You are all a piece of the Divine, created in love.

Search no more for your answers in the chaos that surrounds you, for the answers come from within. Allow yourself the gift of stillness as part of your daily routine. Understand that change begins with you, that no action is too small or insignificant. For all actions, words or thoughts are magnified greatly if they come from love. Like attracts like and loving kindness will only encourage more of the same.

Dear One, your life has a purpose and it is to re-discover your own divinity. Understanding this will guide you as you move forward. Grace will begin to fill your interactions and your world will begin to lighten as the shadow of fear begins to dissolve.

Change begins with you

In your discovery of who you really are.

Connected to all of creation

Through your energetic vibrations.

Allow your signature glow to emerge

And see how others will follow suit,

Inspired by you and your loving kindness

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.

Trust Yourself

Can you believe in yourself?

Can you trust your intuition?

Can you honor your individuality

Rather than go with the crowd?

Dear One, you are one with the All. But you also have your unique personality and gifts given to you as tools to use here on your personal journey. You have the ability to shine brightly in your own light. You do not need the approval of others to move forward on your path. All you need is trust in yourself.

It takes much courage to be authentic in who you are, especially if that is contrary to those around you. For it is part of human nature to desire to be part of a tribe. Distant memories of your life prior to this incarnation feed the desire to feel at one with those around you.

What you must understand is that the purpose of many, if not all of you, is to teach as you move forward on your own path. Lessons learned by you can be shared with others who try to move through similar situations. For some of you, this requires stepping away from the crowd and being true to yourself and your inner core.

Each of you is different with a different path to follow. And yet, within all of you is that connection to the Source, the Light of Creation. Although many of you may diverge on the paths you follow, the birth of your being, the final destination which you seek is the same. Your individuality in personality and lessons requires you to follow your own path, even though it may be different from those you love.

Honor yourself and who you are. Honor yourself and how far you have come during this incarnation. Honor yourself and the uniqueness of your life. Cease any comparisons you might make between yourself and others. Cease the need to receive approval from others in how you are living your life. For in your own uniqueness you are being a teacher of many who need to see another way of being.

Much courage was needed in order for you to embark upon this physical journey. And more courage is needed to walk your individual path back to the Source. Some of you will teach many in how you approach your life here upon this physical plane. And some will teach a few. But each and every interaction is important in the reciprocity of lessons learned.

As you continue to grow, to trust yourself and your uniqueness, you will be a beacon of light for others who struggle with the same issues. Being one of many like-minded people is much easier than taking that step away from the crowd and setting out on your own path.

Because you have taken a different path does not mean you are loved less by others, though they may not understand how or why you live the life that you have chosen. But they will observe and often make small shifts in their own lives as they see another way of being.

Can you stand tall, move forward believing in yourself and in the process teach others by example? Can you be the calm one in the middle of chaos, the beacon of love in a world of fear? Do not doubt yourself and your intuition. For the more you trust yourself, the more open the channels will become to help move you forward in the gentlest way possible.

Dear One, you are student, you are teacher, you are One with All. Do not doubt yourself and how many you have already touched in your life. The more accepting you become of your own magnificence, the more opportunities will arrive for you to shine your light for others. It may take them time to see the light, to begin to trust their own light, but the possibilities are there for them and you are the catalyst, just as others have been the catalyst for you.

Do not live your life in fear and judgment of who you are or what you have done. Trust that your life is unfolding exactly as it should. Remember than change comes in small shifts in consciousness and these shifts are possible in every interaction. This is the reciprocity of the give and take of life, of lessons, of love here upon this physical plane.

Trust in yourself

Cease the self-judgment

And move forward in love.

Strengthen your sacred connections

By believing in yourself.

You are one with All of Creation.

You are love incarnate.

Allow the love to flow

And see how change is possible.

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.

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!

 

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