Doing the Work

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Enlightenment is the result

Of an awakening

To who you really are.

And the process of awakening

Requires reflection

And observation.

Are you ready for this?

Dear One, you are surrounded by divinity, you yourself are a divine being. But the process of being housed in a physical body has allowed you to become detached from your true nature. The road to enlightenment requires time and self-reflection.

Although you have many guides who are ready to help you on your journey, the work begins with you. The gift is not the enlightenment. The gift is in the process of awakening and becoming aware of the true nature of your being. For these moments of self-discovery can be intense moments of joy. Even if that joy comes after much trial and suffering.

For Dear One, this is the reason for your incarnation upon this plane. Just being told by another the how and the why of your present state of being is not of service to you. Small insights into your personal life are helpful to guide you down your path. But the personal work must be done by you.

Consider being given all the answers to a test without having had to prepare or study prior. What is the impact for you? Do you retain anything at all of what was given to you? However, if you spend hours preparing so that you truly understand the subject, do you not gain much more from the exercise?

The same is for your personal growth. If you do not spend the time in reflection and observation of the how’s and why’s of your behavior, how will just being given the information truly help you in your awakening?

The guidance you seek is not always provided in complete answers to your questions. Instead the guidance may lead you to the trailhead of the next path to take. The guidance may provide you with synchronous moments to provide the option for you to observe and decide how to best move forward.

And if there is a particular lesson you chose to learn this incarnation, each successive opportunity for learning it may be a little more difficult. For living without reflection does not allow for the AHA moment that is possible in each opportunity and the lesson will be lost.

You are held so dearly by all of divinity. Can you change your perspective to one of gratitude and reflection rather than one of being victim? This is not meant to downplay any intense suffering experienced by many. It is suggested to help you understand that all occurrences in your life are possibilities for growth.

Remember also that often what occurs in your life was meant to be a lesson for another. For prior to embodiment, your life’s possibilities were reviewed with loving intention. And often souls offer to experience certain interactions for the personal growth of other souls to be embodied at the same time.

Before you judge another harshly or feel extreme frustration in a situation, ask yourself if this is an opportunity for growth. For you or for another, for a nation, for the world. The complexities of the Universe are beyond the understanding of the human mind.

But the love that resides within your heart can provide much solace and peace. Allow the peace to gently send any thoughts on their way, not providing them a seat at the table. Just passing through as you reflect, observe and process a situation.

You will always have assistance and guidance in your personal awakening. But you must also do the work with each step you take forward.

You have the strength.

You have the connection.

And you are loved so dearly.

Help is always provided

Often in most subtle of ways.

Know the joy of awakening

To your true divinity.

Dearest One With All of Thee.

Finding the Peace Within

How do you settle the chaos within?

Silence the chatter

Still the judgment

And walk forward in peace and joy?

Dear One, your journey upon this physical plane seems a constant search for peace within, in a world where chaos and disruption are ever-present. How can you find that place of peace and silence as your mind continues to engage and process all that is occurring around you?

The peace that you crave lies within your heart and not within your mind. The key is to disengage from those constant thoughts moving through your mind. How is that possible? There are many ways in which to silence the chatter. Many choose meditation while others exercise or lose themselves in a creative task. Others might seek out the peaceful environment provided by Mother Nature.

Any and all of these activities will help you find calm from the storm of thoughts bombarding you throughout your day. But these are just the first part of the journey towards the peace that you seek. For many of you have unresolved issues which require reflection. Much of the turmoil you feel is due to a way of thinking which may need further study.

Place your hand upon your heart area and breathe, quietly and deeply, allowing the stress to release from deep within where you hold it so tightly. Then begin to reflect upon the impetus for the stress that you feel. Is it really just a recent event or interaction or is it linked to a long-held desire unmet?

Dear One, what is the fear which lies behind the stress you are feeling at this moment? Do not move away from this fear but embrace it and allow it to give you the answers required to move forward with grace. For your thoughts, your actions, are driven by one of two things, either fear or love. There is nothing else.

There are many names for these feelings that you have; jealousy, judgment, competition, anger and so on. But the root cause of these feelings is fear and only fear. The times of quiet which you find are only the beginning of the journey to allow that peace within to grow and flourish for you daily.

Keep in mind that this life of yours is lived in an illusion, created for and by you so that the lessons you chose to learn can be facilitated in the best way possible. Remember that all who cross your path are your teachers. Many of them invited by you in another time to be present on this plane to help you learn those lessons. These contracts were made in love, to be carried out in a physical existence for your personal growth.

However, due to free will, many plans go awry, perhaps with more harshness than was originally discussed. For this human existence carries its own sweet charm that can distract you from your purpose for being here. Lessons are still learned, despite these distractions, moving you forward upon your personal journey of self-discovery.

Dear One, this physical life is one of impermanence. This very moment in time with all that is before you may not be the same in the next breath that you take.  This provides opportunity to change in every moment of time, how you feel, what you think, and in what action you might take in re-action or response.

But it also means that every moment is sacred, never to offer the same opportunity again. Can you live each moment as if it were the last, for indeed, in a fashion it truly is the last? Can you begin to turn around your way of thinking and replace it with the feeling of love emanating from your heart? For your true essence, your true nature, resides in your heart connected in love to the Source of all creation.

You have come this far and survived.

Continue to move forward in grace,

Viewing your world through the lens of love

And not fear.

For love is who you are

And what comforts you the most.

For like attracts like.

Live in love

Forgive in love.

And remember the connection you have

With all of creation.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Self-Discovery

Embrace yourself in your entirety

For there is nothing within you

But the wealth of the universe

Encompassing All That Is

Dear One, you are an expression of the universal being. All That Is lives within you, encased within that physical form which you identify as self.  For you are one with all and therefore have the knowledge, the complexities, and the love of all of creation within you.

What does this mean to you as you try to find your way in this physical world? It means that you have the potential to be, to express any part of the cosmic consciousness in your thoughts, your words, your actions. All of this is available to you as you walk this path of self-discovery.

You knew this as a child before you were subtly encouraged to develop certain traits that may have been more accepted within your communities. This was part of the learning process of being upon this physical plane.

But in doing so, you may have judged parts of yourself which complete you as a child of the universe. For Dear One, there is a gift, a sparkle of light, in every aspect of your being. The challenge for you is to accept all parts of yourself while understanding that each perceived flaw has a gift embedded within it.

Can you begin to see yourself in your entirety without judgment: the darkness and the light? For each aspect, potential, within you has a purpose as you continue on your journey. Those perceived flaws can often be a reminder that all of humanity has the potential to act at any point along your spectrum of accepted behavior.

Existing within this human condition allows you to experience a plethora of emotions, some accepted, while others are judged as unacceptable. But as you continue to grow, you will begin to see the value in accepting each emotion as it arises within your belly.

The key is to acknowledge all emotions as a part of who you are. The growth comes when you understand the potential value or harm that may come from acting upon that emotion. And often a trait or emotion that you see as negative would be of great service if the intensity or frequency of expression were lowered.

Dear One, you are a child of the universe on a journey of self-discovery. The path ahead may not always be clear. But is not the purpose of this physical existence one of lessons and growth?  Where would the opportunities for growth be on a journey free of obstacles and challenges?

You are a filled with complexities and potentials to walk in love or in fear. Can you love all aspects of yourself as they reveal themselves to you? Rather than suppress and ignore, can you accept and acknowledge your potential to contribute to the darkness rather than the light?

As you begin to see the commonality of potential among all of humanity; as you begin to accept that life circumstances can shift the pendulum of response one direction or the other; perhaps then you will be able to have compassion for those you have judged in the past.

Judge not, Dear One, yourself or others. Each of you has lessons to learn, challenges to face and choices to make in how you respond to those challenges.

Choose love each time rather than fear. For all are connected to the Source with all of its possibilities.

Choose to acknowledge the potential within yourself for any action along the wide spectrum of lightness or darkness.

See the value of acceptance of ALL of you as another layer of your personality is revealed. And know, that you are loved by us unconditionally.Can you, Dear One, do the same and love yourself unconditionally?

For you are part of us, part of the Source, part of all of humanity.

All were created in love and will return to love after this physical journey is completed.

For love is all there is.