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.

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Walking the Tightrope of Life

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It is a balance, this life you lead

Between love and fear,

Between worry and pure abandon.

How do you remain centered

In the midst of chaos?

Dear One, you are pulled in many directions on this personal journey of yours. There are so many opportunities to choose fear over love or to worry needlessly about perceived failures, yours and others. How can you navigate this maze of emotions, misperceptions and challenges?

It begins with love and acceptance. It continues with healing breath and ends with gratitude; gratitude for the lesson, for the opportunity, and for the support, seen and unseen, which brought you to this end.

As you move through your day, your life, do not forget the unseen forces who travel with you wherever you go. They are with you at every turn you take, gently guiding you forward to a destination at which your magnificence will shine.

The first step is to pause and pull in the love of the Universe. Breathe in the loving calm offered to you with that cleansing breath. Turn off the recording which plays in your mind, over and over, falsely pointing out the failure, the misdeed or the cause for worry. Choose peace instead and counteract this recording with your own mantra, I choose peace.

When you reach a calmer state, review the cause of your distress and look for the lesson in it. Is it a check on how far you have come in changing an unwanted pattern from long ago? Are you looking at it objectively or from the perspective of your wounded soul? Seek out help from those who know you so well, from those who can help you pull back the blinders allowing you to see more clearly.

You are not alone on this journey and are not expected to walk this path alone. The truth is that unseen forces are helping to orchestrate the lessons you chose to learn in this lifetime. This is done by putting people in your life who will help you move forward, either by creating the tension, or by helping you work through it to the solution.

None of this is done with malice, only with love. For you are the courageous one to have come here to this physical plane to learn and share the lessons placed before you. Dear One, self-discovery requires courage and patience, with yourself and with others. For every interaction is a potential lesson for all involved, should they choose to learn it.

Can you move from a place of self-doubt or self-judgment to one of peace and gratitude? We are here to help you. Just call upon us. Why would you choose to walk this path alone when there is so much help available to you? You are worthy of this help, this unconditional love, which we offer you at all times.

Allow your life to unfold as it was meant to unfold. Understand that challenging situations are there for you to learn, to check your progress and how you might change your perception. There is no punishment, no judgment involved. The only judgment comes from you, as you continue to seek perfection from yourself or others. Dear One, if perfection were the goal, your time on this plane would be endless. For perfection is impossible in the human condition.

Your heroes, those to whom you look for inspiration, all have trials and tribulations. They all struggle. They all have set-backs. The difference is in how they perceive these challenges, in how much time they spend holding onto negative thoughts and self-judgment. It requires practice. It requires faith. It requires surrendering to the imperfections within themselves and this physical world.

You, Dear One, are exactly where you need to be at this moment. You have made immense strides on this journey to get to this point in your life. You have been the catalyst for change, for the learning of others, just by being who you really are, a Divine being on a physical journey.

Choose peace.

Accept help from those who love you, seen and unseen.

Know that your life upon this plane is of great importance

And that you have helped others on their journeys

Just by being who you really are.

One With All of Thee.

Balance

How do you walk this day?

Do you do the same things the same way every day?

Or do you make small changes

To experience life in a new way

With each step that you take?

Dear One, how do you live your life daily? Do you constantly push forward towards a goal, focusing only on that goal at the expense of everything else? Do you pause on occasion to experience your surroundings, your life, your loved ones? Do you do the same routine day after day; or do you make small changes to experience something new each day? How do you move through your day?

Personal goals are important in your growth here upon this plane. But it is easy to create an imbalance in how you live your life. You have all heard the expression that it is more about the journey than the destination. But how much have you really considered this well-known adage?

Can you stop for a moment and consider how well balanced your life is at this very moment? Perhaps you do have a specific goal you wish to reach, but consider the driving force for reaching that goal. Are you motivated by fear or by love? And should you not reach your goal, will you consider yourself and your life a complete failure? Will you discount all of the successes you have had along the way to reaching the present point in your journey?

Many of you seem to focus only on the negative, the lack or the failure to see the positive results, the personal growth developed along the way. Is the endpoint really the only aspect of your journey that is given consideration? Have you paused long enough to review what you are doing, how you are doing it and the sacrifices, planned or unplanned, which have occurred along the way?

Dear One, remember to step back from time to time to look at the larger picture, to review your life, your current situation, from a higher perspective. For many have donned blinders which allow them only to see one thing, the goal.

What would happen if you occasionally took a long look at what you have accomplished up to this point? Would you see balance in your life between work and play; between routine and new exploration? Have you truly asked yourself if your motivation is love or fear in this journey you have chosen?

Remember that new experiences encourage you to be present in the moment, for your attention is required to move through new territory. Remember that focusing only on the future causes you to miss the present with all of its joys, beauty and loving moments. Remember that each day brings you opportunities to grow, to succeed with grace and love.

Take a moment this day to reflect upon how balanced your life is at this time. Reflect upon the joy you receive from your daily activities. Consider the possibilities of making small changes in your routine that will provide you with a fresh outlook on your life, your world.

Dear One, do not deny yourself the opportunities for joy that small changes can bring to you each day. Approach each day with the wonder of a child who is seeing something for the first time. Do not assume that you know what is possible because of what occurred yesterday.

Balance your life with new experiences, with love and with celebration of personal successes achieved every day. Do not limit yourself by moving forward with blinders on which allow you only to see your goal. Remove them periodically and drink in the beauty, the love and joy which surround you every moment of your day.

This life is a gift for you. Accept this gift.

Also understand the gift of you, and how your presence affects others in a positive way.

You are a wondrous being, here to grow and to change the world, one breath at a time.

Decisions

Will you make the right decision?

Say the right words, take the right action?

How do you know what is for the best?

Dear One, making decisions can be difficult for you as you question your intent, the potential outcome, and whether you know all that is necessary for this decision. You struggle and worry, often delaying a decision until it is too late. The time has passed or someone has made the decision for you. Is this the way you choose to live your life?

You have the power to create your world, to walk through your life with strength and courage. And courage is one of the components required to make a decision. Courage and trust in yourself that you are making what you consider to be the right choice.

Is there really a ‘right’ or a ‘wrong’ choice that you can make in this moment of time? Certainly different choices will lead you down different paths. But are some of those paths the ‘wrong’ paths? If this life is meant to be an experiential journey, then each path will be paved with its own unique experiences.

Predicting the outcome is difficult, for you cannot control all the components that affect it. You cannot know for certain how others might react, or what outside forces may come into play after you make a choice. The only thing that you can control is how you make your choice.

Are your choices, your actions or the words that you speak motivated by pure intent? Are you making this decision with pure motivation to take what you feel is the best course of action? If there is no negative energy attached to this decision, then make it and let it go.

In retrospect, you may realize that another choice may have been easier or less painful. But when looking back on a scenario, you often have more information than you did upon choosing that path. You may not have chosen that outcome, but as we have said, you do not have control over all aspects of this situation.

If you acted or spoke with pure intent, that is all that you could have done. There is no need to judge yourself harshly for choices made if your intent was pure. There is a tendency for those here upon this plane to spend long periods of time in self-admonishment for choices made which resulted in unintended outcomes.

Dear One, you are on a journey of self-discovery which means there is much growth for you to experience along the way. Yes, from a different perspective, viewed after the choice was made, you might say ‘I should have done that differently ‘.  However, you will also have more knowledge in your hand at this later time.

Trust yourself and the choices that you make with pure intent in your heart. Even if after the fact, you realize that perhaps that choice was not made with a pure heart, learn the lesson it provided for you and forgive yourself. And if necessary, ask others to forgive you also.

With each day that you spend here on this earthly plane, you gather more knowledge about yourself and how the universe works. If you look within your heart, you will find the best way to move forward in love.

There may still be times when you feel that you faltered or made a mistake. Trust that next time you will do better. Remember you are still in a human body with all of its emotions pulsing through your veins.

Open your heart. Be kind to the world. Be kind and forgiving of yourself. Remember this is a journey of self-discovery and growth. And there can be no growth without taking a chance of stumbling as you move along the path.

We will always be here to pick you up and dust you off. We will always be whispering in your ear to trust yourself and to act with an open heart. And we will always love you and forgive you no matter what choices you have made.

For we know you for who you really are.

For we trust you because of who you really are.

Follow our lead, Dear One, love and trust yourself.

Dear One With All of Thee

 

Be Your Authentic Self

Can you love yourself enough

To be honest with yourself?

Do not hide perceived flaws

Which can be gifts in disguise.

Dear One, the idea of perfection is still very common in this physical plane. So many strive to be perfect. But what does that truly mean? What you might perceive as a flaw to be hidden and ignored may be considered a precious gift by another.

It is time for you now to be your authentic self and stop hiding your perceived failures or imperfections. For, Dear One, you are a perfect being of light, who chose certain traits for this lifetime to learn and grow.

Can you find the strength to acknowledge your true self with all of your perceived flaws? For indeed, you have enough strength to move forward in light and love, regardless of those imperfections you see in yourself.

We do not understand this practice of labelling one another with a single word that is meant to describe your entire being. For one word could never describe the complexities of a single soul embodied on this plane.

Each and every one of you is a unique being with different strengths and weaknesses, different gifts to use here on this physical journey. There should be no shame or fear in acknowledging your authentic self. For your personal journey carries a specific piece of knowledge to contribute to the collective consciousness.

Dear One, do not allow that human mind of yours to spin a negative picture of your personal traits. Instead see yourself as you truly are and if you feel you need help to learn to work with your unique traits, then seek it out. Call upon us to guide you to those who can help you see yourself more clearly, with more compassion.

If you feel you cannot do it alone, then call upon those who love you for their help and support. But do not label yourself as damaged, unclean or unlovable. Life here upon this physical plane is very challenging and so different from your natural state. Go within and call upon your higher self to lead you forward when you are feeling paralyzed with fear or self-judgment.

Remember that this journey is experiential. This journey is in a world created by you. For each and every one of you has the ability to see beauty or to see ruin; to see possibilities or to see stagnation; to walk in self-love or self-judgment.

Embrace your authentic self and find that compassion for self that you have for others. Follow the advice you would give to others. Understand that vulnerability is part of the journey to discovering your inner strength; to discovering who you truly are.

Perfection means nothing here upon this physical plane. For all of you are here to interact with each other as your authentic selves in order to grow and to learn. Bless those around you and bless yourself exactly as you are. Seek help if you are suffering. For you are loved, truly loved, beyond measure.

Dear One with All of Thee.

 

What of ………Purpose?

 

Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland Image credits: Stephen Emerson

Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland
Image credits: Stephen Emerson

Why are you here?

What must you do to live a purposeful life?

Are you doing enough?

Or must you change your way of being?

Dear One, your life here upon this plane is an experiential life to be lived with peace and joy. The peace and joy arise when you live as your authentic self, without shame, without fear, only with love. Can you act with pure intent, allowing your inner radiance to shine in every interaction you have?

You are the Divine Incarnate. This means that you are filled with grace, with light, with love. You are connected to the All securely and completely. The feelings of disconnect come when you allow Ego to convince you otherwise. When you allow Ego to tell you that you are not enough of this, or too much of that; this is when you begin to falter.

Dear One, you are perfect in every way and your purpose in being here is to learn more about yourself. Again, we tell you that you are filled with a radiance that shines brightly, apparent to us as we follow you, encouraging you, reminding you of your true nature. Your true state of being.

Your presence here upon this plane in every situation of your daily life makes a difference. Your very presence contributes to the learning of others, to the growth of the Oneness of All. Your existence matters! Your every breath is filled with love. We can see this even though you may not.

You are teacher, you are student, you are comforter, you are the one in need of comfort. The cycle, the sacred spiral continues throughout your life as you take on different roles every day. Every moment is a sacred moment never to be quite the same again. And in each moment you are a part of the forward movement of the entire cosmos of being. The changes that occur on this plane because of your existence affect all other planes as well, for all are connected.

We tell you this not to fill you with fear of not doing enough, of not being responsible enough. But to impress upon you that your life, exactly as it is unfolding, your life matters. Your purpose is to continue on your journey of self-realization and as you move down that path, you help others on their individual journeys.

Trust, trust that the lessons you came here to learn will come to you in many ways. And they will continue to come until you have learned them. Give gratitude to those who came into your life in order for you to experience those lessons. For as they help you on your way, their contract has been served, the contract agreed upon before you came here. In the heat of this learning process you may not understand or see this connection. But after the emotion, after the immediacy of the interactions, upon reflection, we ask you to see how those experiences allowed you to grow.

It is the same with you as you help teach others, often unbeknownst to you. In the intricate web of connection here upon this plane, a brief encounter with another may bring a mighty lesson. Trust that all is unfolding as it should. Trust that the ebb and flow of your life is woven to perfection in allowing you to follow your own chosen path. Trust that you will survive and grow in leaps and bounds as you navigate through your personal web of connection.

Dear One, your purpose is to live your life in love, without fear of the unknown.

For in every new situation is the possibility of a joyful moment of creation.

Be at peace with who you are and allow your inner radiance to shine.

You are a part of the Divine.

You are Love.

You are Light.

You are One With All of Thee.

Celebrate Who YOU are Day!

Elephant Journal 5.19.15

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Elephant Journal accepted another of my pieces! Read it at the link below.

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