Heart vs Mind

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Which guides you each day?

To which voice

Do you listen?

Have you noticed

A shift

In which one guides you?

Dear One, we have told you before that you now exist with a foot in both worlds. You always have, but during this time of ascension, many of you have put more weight on that foot in the unseen world. This is where your truth lies. The truth that can guide you forward during this embodiment of your soul. And this truth lies within your heart, not your mind.

The human mind certainly has served you well over your evolution upon this physical plane. You have risen through seemingly insurmountable challenges using the wit of your human mind. It has helped you to remember how to do tasks. And how to add to those tasks to provide even more ease in getting the job done.

Your human mind has allowed you to survive some of the harshest conditions as you evolved even further during this journey of self-realization. But the balance between heart and mind has become skewed to the point of excess. Many of you have forgotten your connection to the Mother and to the All That Is.

During your evolution, you have come to trust only your mind. You have begun to think that you are in control of your life and the lives of others and this planet. This misperception is what has caused you much suffering.

Yes, you do have control over your life, but not in the way you perceive it. The power which many seek does not come from worldly goods or the servitude of others toward you. It comes from your connection with the All. And there is nothing more important at this time than for you to realize the power of connection, the power of love and of service by you, not for you.

For you to move forward in grace at this time, it is important to listen to your heart connection. Yes, you have used your mind in the past to weather many storms. But in the process, you have forgotten to trust the unseen world. You have lost faith in your connection with the Divine. You have forgotten your own Divinity and how to use it to serve this world and beyond.

You feel uncomfortable with uncertainty. Why? Because you have forgotten how to trust and have been misguided in thinking you have or should have the solution to the problem. You have begun to think that you are alone and that you alone must meet the challenges in your life.

Dear One, this misperception will cause more suffering in your life, especially at this time of change. In order to navigate these times, it is important for you to listen more to the unseen world. That human mind was a wonderful tool in times past. But these are different times that require community, connection and honoring of the Mother and the All That Is. You have outgrown your old way of being. It will no longer serve you in these higher vibrations in which you live.

Open your heart and allow that wisdom within to guide you forward. You need not know the outcome, or understand the process. You only need to find the faith to move forward in love and recognition of the power of your connection to the Divine.

Begin by increasing your awareness of the guidance you receive daily from within. Acknowledge the synchronicities which occur. Listen to the wisdom of your physical body as it guides you on how best to tend it. Cease the judgment, transform the fear of the unknown to the joy of acceptance, of the loving guidance of the Divine in your life.

When your mind wishes to once again begin the circuit of fear of what is to be, stop. Focus on some sentient beauty before you instead. A smell, a touch, a soothing sound, a most perfect scene or a sweet taste on your tongue. Let go and allow your evolution to come back to center with partnership of the Divine.

You, Dear One, no longer need the solution. You only need the faith, the trust, to follow the wisdom of your heart rather than the chatter of your mind. It is time. You are ready.

Be of love

Be of faith and trust.

Acknowledge the connection

With the unseen world.

Cease the chatter of your mind

And breathe, in and out

Love, compassion and non-judgment

Towards others and also towards yourself.

You have come so far.

Trust that you are ready

For that giant leap forward.

Dearest One With All of Thee.

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Join the Prayer Circle tonight, Sunday, @ 9PM EST:

Send love out to this world as you join kindred souls offering up their prayers. I will add my energies to the loving thoughts you have for the world and your loved ones.

Tonight I’ll focus on the struggle for power throughout this world.

The Ukraine, China, the United States, truly on every continent in this world.

Connect when you can and bring change and love to this world.

Much gratitude and many blessings to you.

Celine

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Misperception

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Is the key to suffering.

It is how you perceive your world

And yourself

That causes you to suffer.

Dear One, how do you see your world? How do you see yourself? Do you understand that everything about your world, your life, is impermanent? Fluid, constantly changing. Breaking like the ocean waves as they come to shore, then dissipating. The waves continue to come, to change, to disappear. Just as the waves of your life.

The suffering occurs when you try to hold onto a moment, a situation, a relationship, a lifestyle which is in constant flux. You, Dear One, are not the same as you were just a moment ago. Your energies shift and move constantly as you move through your day.

The key is to allow change to occur, at the most infinitesimal level as well as on the larger scale. For if you were to live in a rigid world, how could there be opportunities for growth? It is only due to the constant flux of life here upon this physical plane and beyond that you are able to grow and learn.

When you reflect upon who you are in this very moment, you often think you are the same person as you were many years ago, even days ago. But, Dear One, that is not the true reality. Your energetic vibration is rising due to the ascension occurring in your world. This allows you to be aware of much more than just a moment ago, to see and respond differently than you had in the past.

You have not failed in your life. For this life is a gift to you on your quest for self-discovery. What you might perceive as failure is just another step forward in your growth process. And having experienced one situation as an opportunity for learning, another wave will come your way, offering yet another possibility for growth.

You are changing constantly, as is every facet of this physical world. Can you accept the fluidity in this world, rather than attempting to hold onto something that no longer exists? Can you allow and encourage those in your life to change as well?

This is also true for emotions which you might feel. Rather than suppress them, can you allow them to flow through you knowing that they are impermanent as well? If they feel too strong, are you able to focus your awareness on one of your physical senses?

Can you focus on what you see, smell, hear, feel or taste during these moments of intense emotion? See the beauty in nature, hear the beauty in a song, feel the smoothness of a stone in your hand. Focus on the beauty before you as you understand the impermanence of the strong emotion that you are feeling.

Dear One, understand that every situation can be viewed from many perspectives. Every challenge has multiple possibilities for being addressed. And every sentient being has an infinite wealth of knowledge to use throughout this lifetime.

Today you are able to move, to see, to feel differently because you not the same person today as you were yesterday. If you are able to understand this truth you will be less attached to your Ego, which is a misperception of seeing yourself as an unchanging, iron-clad being.

Open yourself to the possibilities that await you this day and beyond. Allow your life to unfold as it will to offer you the best opportunities for growth. Accept yourself exactly as you are in this moment. And trust that you can and will change with the next breath that you take.

All of existence is fluid, for all of existence is composed of energy. Constantly flowing, constantly changing. Remember that you are also a part of this, during those times when you are suffering.

Accept the gift of life,

The gift of change

This physical world

Presents to you.

Allow the waves of change

To come, knowing

They will break and dissipate

In this world of Impermanence.

A world of change.

Dearest One with All of Thee.

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Join the Prayer Circle tonight, Sunday, @ 9PM EST:

Send love out to this world as you join kindred souls offering up their prayers. I will add my energies to the loving thoughts you have for the world and your loved ones.

Tonight I’ll focus on all those in Kazakhstan and elsewhere who are experiencing brutal oppression.

Connect when you can and bring change and love to this world.

Much gratitude and many blessings to you.

Celine

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Be Thyself

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No matter where you are

No matter what you have

No matter with whom you are

No matter the time or day

Be Thyself

Always and forever.

Dear One, this journey of self-discovery upon which you have embarked is allowing you to see who you really are. Your strengths, your weaknesses and a glimpse of your own divinity. A wondrous gift for you to learn more about yourself. The key is to accept that which you have learned.

No doubt you are well aware of your weaknesses, since your human emotions always seem to focus on the perceived imperfections of your personality. Self-doubt results from self-judgment as you reflect upon all which you should or should not have done or said.

And yet, you fail to reflect upon the loving nature of your true self. You see imperfection because you continue to see yourself as a lone individual in a sea of humanity. If you could change your perception and understand that you are only one part of the whole, you would see things more clearly.

For, Dear One, that which you feel you lack, perhaps causing envy of another is a mis-perception. For if you were to step back and view the whole rather than just a part of the whole, it would become clearer to you that all combined creates perfection.

Viewing just a thumb and its inability to grasp is similar to how you view yourself. Rather than seeing the entire hand, with all fingers intact, working together. Each finger with its own strength and unique contribution to the actions performed.

So too, with you, in this embodiment on a physical plane. Were you in your true energetic form without the shell of a human body encasing you, this discussion would be unnecessary. For in a non-physical plane, the connectedness of all things is obvious and quite natural.

Understand that you bring a unique energetic component to the process of the awakening of this plane and beyond. Each and every one of you contributes an essential part to the forward movement of the All. No part is too small or insignificant. For all pieces are necessary for the process to be complete.

The next time you self-judge and wish you were more like another consider the differences between you and how you complement each other. How each of your strengths combined create an even greater force to move the collective consciousness forward.

The only thing that requires change is how you see yourself and your perceived imperfections. For remember, that a trait you see as a liability, another may seek as a strength. Can you begin to change your perception to see all before you as an integral piece of divinity, embodied in perfect harmony, in service to the All?

You, Dear One, are placed exactly where you are needed to use the gifts you have. To work side-by-side with others, sharing the power of your combined gifts to change this world and beyond. Be it time spent in prayer, in physical labor, in emotional support or analytical work. An action you might consider inconsequential may be the final piece required to complete the mosaic of change.

Be Thyself, for it is in your uniqueness that you shine. Cease comparisons, for all parts are required to make the Whole, to do the work in service to the All.

Love Thyself exactly as you are for you are a shining light, part of a brilliant Whole more powerful than you imagine.

Accept and be Thyself and offer who you are in service to the All.

For you are Divinity Itself

Embodied though not separate.

Indeed you are

One With All of Thee.

Acceptance

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Accept the light.

Share the light.

Embrace the burning

And allow it to cleanse you

From all fears and doubts.

Dear One, you are a Being of Light. A wondrous being of light more powerful than you realize. And in order to allow your inner light to shine, you must accept the burning. For it is within that light, through that light, that change will occur. For you and for the entirety of being.

You do not yet see it, but change is occurring. It is coming down from higher planes to help you on your path forward. For all are One and your growth is also the growth of the Universe. Do you not think that help is there for you? Do you think that it all rests solely upon your shoulders?

Dear One, you are at the forefronts of change. You are the foot soldiers upon this plane to help raise the vibrational energies. But you have support. There is backup. There has always been support. And as you continue to grow you will become more aware of it. For all are One.

It is occurring now as you read these words. It is occurring as you rest your physical bodies and travel beyond this world for replenishment and guidance. You are not alone. You have NEVER been alone. All who exist here upon this plane have a role to play in the growth of the Universe.

Do not judge others for each and every one of them is adding knowledge to the collective consciousness. Those with whom you disagree are inspiring you to change, to step up, to act in love and compassion. These are the roles they are meant to play in order to move this plane to a higher level of consciousness. All are One. Do not forget that truth.

Dear One, do not feel that you are incapable of helping, incapable of change. For indeed, you are a Divine being with the ability, the strength, the power of the Source shining within you at this very moment. Accept this truth and move forward in love.

Move forward with the knowledge that you have legions of helpers holding you up. You receive messages from them multiple times a day. The key for you is to learn to listen so that you might hear more clearly the guidance that is in your ear, in your heart.

For those who hold the light, there is the trial of also feeling the burning of that light. In a world of fear, as this world is, the holding of the light may be challenging for you. But this is your true nature, Oh Dear Being of Light! It is just a matter of remembrance of who you are and from where you came.

Look upwards towards the stars and see them burning in your night sky. Feel the affinity you have for them. Burning so that they may show their light, their brilliance, from light years away. The same with you, Dearest One, as your light crosses planes of existence when you allow it to shine to its fullest.

Do not speak of unworthiness. Do not speak of lack. For you have abundance surrounding you. Abundance of love, of courage, of strength and of support. What you lack is the ability to trust what you hear from that inner voice which speaks to you in the silent moments of your day.

Give yourself the gift of moments of silence. Clear your mind of the chatter which comes from too much drama feeding the global fear. Be still. Listen to your breath. Feel the elements around you, the warmth of the sun, the gentle breeze, the song of a bird. Immerse yourself in the peace that comes from within.

And then give your questions to the Universe. Allow the answers to come in a fleeting moment of insight. Ask before you rest your body and allow yourself to hear the response. No preconceived notions. For this human mind is so very limiting when it comes to Universal matters.

Accept the light and the love which fills your very soul. You were created in love. You are a Being of Love. This is an experiential journey which you chose to help gain knowledge for the Universal Beings. You are held in such gratitude for taking on these dense physical bodies to do the light work.

It is challenging. But it is possible. And you have the strength and the support of an infinite number of loving beings who hold you in such great esteem.

Accept the light.

Accept the love.

Accept the burning.

For you are strong

You are capable.

You are One With All of Thee.

 

Deep bow of gratitude to you.

Trust in Yourself

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Why do you not believe in yourself?

In the possibilities

In the gifts given to you

In the perfect timing

In how your life unfolds?

Begin to trust

And see how your life changes.

Dear One, you are a magnificent being with incredible potential to change your world. And yet you focus only on your perceived flaws. Can you begin to accept your true nature with a neutral state of mind, accepting your strengths, your gifts, and begin to change your world.

Each and every one of you has been ‘designed’ to contribute something unique to this physical world. You move through this matrix of life encountering others or situations which are stations provided for you to make your mark, often in the simplest of ways.

What you have yet to realize is how a small gesture on your part can begin a series of events which blossoms into a momentous change as it moves down the matrix. Everything you do has an effect upon your world. Which is why love and compassion are encouraged at all stages of your life.

And often this love and compassion must be directed towards yourself. This notion that exists in your mind that you are flawed, imperfect or unimportant can only be erased by you. And since it often requires the help of others to remove this way of thinking, you are constantly provided with avenues to receive this help in the most unlikely of interactions.

Dear One, can you begin to accept your divine nature? Can you begin to realize that your greatest of perceived flaws may be your most wondrous gift to share with the world? Your strength lies in your uniqueness. You are different from any other upon this plane. And at the same time, you are the same.

As you continue to awaken, you will begin to have a better understanding of the complexities of how all of creation is connected. The human mind can only grasp so much, for it exists only in a physical world, accustomed to the 4th dimension. And yet, your heart knows and understands much more, as it moves across dimensions, outward in a manner which will not yet be revealed to you.

Can you move through your day, your world with trust and faith? Human nature is comfortable with a world that is neat and tidy, lacking the raw edges deemed unnecessary in this train of thought. And yet, it is in these raw edges where the changes are born.

Remember that in this current state of existence, you are unable to see the larger picture. You may try to uncover the reasons for the actions of another because you need an ordered way of life; everything must fit into a certain box or category.

The problem with this approach is that the human mind limits the possibilities of existence. It cannot begin to fathom the infinite possibilities in any situation. Which means that your tidy explanation of a certain event does not see the depth, the expansion, the true impetus of its occurrence.

If you can begin to nourish the belief that your need to understand is not always necessary. If you can begin to live your life with faith and trust in yourself and in the perfection of the unfolding of your day. If you can choose love and compassion for every event or interaction. How would that change your world?

Dear One, give gratitude for all that occurs in your life. Ask for help daily in moving through your world with love and compassion. Allow the raw edges of life to gently guide you forward. For it is only in expanding your reach beyond that ‘comfort zone’ that you will grow and experience your greatest of lessons.

It is time for you to begin to see the divinity, the perfection, in all parts of your life. As you nurture this way of seeing, your priorities of what is truly important to you will change.

Stretch, grow and expand

Your consciousness and your way of life.

You are ready

And you have our support and guidance

Every moment of your day.

You are wondrous

You are awakening

And we celebrate

Every forward step you take

Back towards your own divine nature.

Dear, Dear One With All of Thee.

Walk with Grace

Feel the connection

You have with the All.

Open yourself to the love

Which pours into you.

And share that love

Throughout your day

With all who cross your path.

No matter who they are

Or what they have done.

Dear One, you are the one who can change this world as it continues to grow and expand. You are the one who can guide it forward towards a world of love instead of fear. You are the one who has the power to gently swing the pendulum back towards the light. You are the one.

Do not question your power or your ability to do this. For you are a most powerful being placed here upon this plane to help move it forward into love and higher vibration. Yes, you will have days where you feel it is not possible, that you are too tired to move forward and cannot make a difference.

To all of this we say, pause, take time to replenish yourself and ask for help. For we are waiting patiently, yearning to help, but cannot without your permission. You have and always have had free will during your time here upon this plane. You have our support, our blessing and our unconditional love.

Open your hearts and allow the power of love to fill you and re-energize you when you feel you are fading. For your human form has its limitations and must have time to rest and replenish. The physical depletion caused by too much activity can and will affect your mental and emotion states. Your spirit remains powerful and strong, but it does exist within these fragile physical bodies.

The goal is not perfection in this physical world, but awakening and forward movement. Your definition of perfection differs from that which we would call perfection. For your physical senses distort and often confuse the true nature of being. For us, all is perfection, even this world of duality in which you live.

Grace comes when you allow the natural flow to begin and move often in directions you do not see as correct. But once again, we remind you that your vision is limited from your viewpoint. If you could raise your vibration and seek the higher purpose for all that occurs, you may begin to have more clarity in what is occurring in your life, in your world.

You have not been forgotten. You have not been abandoned. Far from it, you are held in highest esteem and surrounded each day with the love of the All of Creation. You are gently being guided forward to situations where you can be the catalyst for change, where you can do your finest work.

Each and every one of you has a unique gift which can help move this plane and consequently, the Universe, forward. The challenge for you has always been trusting that you are capable of doing what is placed before you. Your internal fears and struggles continue to whisper in your ear that you are not strong enough, not good enough or do not have the knowledge to complete the task at hand.

We are here to tell you that you ARE and that you are perfectly positioned to help others using the skills you have attained, with more internal grace than you realized you have. You, Dear One, can and do make a difference every moment of your day.

And so we say to you, trust in yourself and your connection to the Oneness. Be more present in your daily life so that you can be more aware of the gentle guidance that is occurring for you every day. We do this not in your spoken language, but with synchronous opportunities, with those sudden impulses to change your plans, or by preventing actions until everything is in place to provide forward movement.

You have all experienced these situations, yet not attributed them to the web of connection, the guidance from those who love and encourage you in your daily life. Do not diminish the power of the connections of all living things. You are but one cell in a body of the Divine and affected by the ebb and flow of the breath of the All.

Grace is an innate component of your essence. In other realms it is a natural state of being. It still exists within you now, but is more difficult to express due to the challenges of this physical world. Allow it to emerge in all of its glory and walk with a lighter step.

All of this is possible

For you are a divine being

Temporarily housed in a physical state.

You can change the world.

Believe in yourself

And your own divinity.

Believe in yourself as we believe in you.

Dear, dear One With All of Thee.

You are the One

You are the one to change the world.

You are the one to inspire and teach

To embrace and comfort,

To lead by your example.

Follow our guidance and believe in yourself

As we believe in you.

You are the One.

Dear One, you will have days of doubt and distress, wondering why and how and what if. You will have moments when you just want to come home to the loving embrace of the All and leave behind the challenges of this physical world.

To you we say, stay. Stay another day and allow us to fill you once again with your personal strength and resolve to live a life worth living, a life which is a beacon for others.

You are embodied in a human form, with human emotions and limitations. This is challenging for you and that is well understood. But when you are in these moments of despair recognize that this is not who you really are. This is just a side trip, an excursion into the unknown taken on by only the courageous among us.

There are many realms in which to exist, and most do not have the limitations of physicality as this plane. In these other realms, you are more aware of the connectedness you have with the All. This temporary existence upon which you have chosen to embark can and will require much trust and faith in who you are and from where you have come.

You, Dear One, are watched every moment with immense gratitude and support. You are provided with the help which you seek, though often you do not see it as such. Can you begin to trust yourself more, trust the strength in your connection to the All That Is. Can you have faith in your relationship with the unseen world, which gently guides you forward every day.

The physical form in which you currently exist has its limitations and though spirit is willing, the body is unable to comply with your expectations. Have compassion for this vehicle of transport which you have chosen for this journey. Tend it, care for it, and allow it to rest when it is tired. And as you rest look around you and see the beauty that fills your world.

Remove yourself from that mind which pulses endlessly with thoughts and desires, often judgmental or unattainable. There is no score card which marks your progress or perceived defeats. For every experience which you have is gratefully accepted for the knowledge it provides as the All That Is exists and expands through you.

Your life has purpose beyond anything which you can imagine while embodied in this physical form. You are held in high esteem for taking this journey into the unknown. And you ARE making a difference with every breath that you take. Just by reading these words, you are raising your own vibration which then reaches out beyond your immediate environment, as energy ebbs and flows.

You, Dear One, are capable of more than you can ever imagine. Small gestures or changes made by you can swell exponentially until those affected are countless. Remember the energetic components of all of life here and beyond. You affect and are affected by those changes.

So when you are feeling despair or sadness, call out for that loving energy which surrounds you at all times. Close your eyes and feel the warm embrace of love that will lift you from your lower vibration. You have not failed if you sometimes feel these lower vibrations. You are an energetic being within a physical and energetic form. You will feel these fluctuations in the energy field.

Dear One, you are more powerful, more connected and loved more deeply than you can ever imagine. You are part of the entirety of the Divine One. And this existence here upon this plane is one of service, not only to the All, but to yourself, as you follow your individual path of self-discovery.

You are the One

You are the vehicle for change.

There are no detours or wrong paths

For every path leads you forward

Toward wholeness and personal growth.

You are the One

Courageous enough to embark on this physical journey.

And for that we bow to you

Dear One With All of Thee.

Curiosity

How do you walk through your world?

Do you question what you see

With curiosity?

Or are you so frozen in your mind

That you can not see through the fog

Created by that repetitive way of thinking?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make no assumptions

For what was true in the past

May no longer be true in the present.

Move forward with curiosity without judgment.

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

Allow life to unfold and guide you forward.

Gently and with loving embrace.

Curiosity is what brought you here

And what will move you forward.

Dear One With All of Thee.

Personal Musings

My computer died a few days ago. And so, I am in the library posting this weekly blog. I decided that instead of the usual message, I would get more personal and tell you a bit about my summer.

As many of you know, I am a blueberry farmer and we just finished an eight and a half week season, picking over 3800 pounds of berries. It was a bumper crop this year, despite an artic freeze this spring, when the temps went down to 10 degrees, very rare for North Carolina. Some blueberry farms a little south of me didn’t even open this year because of it. I suspect that their blossoms were further opened than mine, making them more vulnerable to the cold.

Why am I telling you these two things? Because as I reflect upon the past few months, I realize that any worry I may have had was needless. While other farmers scurried to protect their blossoms during that cold snap, I just called upon the fairies to protect my crop. I envisioned a warm blanket over them. I knew it was possible that I wouldn’t have any berries this summer. But not worrying about the outcome and trusting that all would be well, was the best thing I could do. (And honestly, I still do not excel at being free from worry, but I’m working hard on that!!)

The day my computer died, my morning meditation gave me the message that ‘all is well, not to worry’. I reflect upon that and wonder if I was being prepared for the upcoming challenge with the computer. They know me so well, my Tovarysh! But on the bright side, I got through my blueberry season with a functioning computer. And we were able to retrieve all the data from the failing hard drive. I may be without  connection for a few days, but maybe that is what I need as my body begins to recover from the season.

Do I still have a lot of farm work? You bet! But the pace will be slower as I transition from farmer to writer/teacher in the off-season. I can continue to watch the twin fawns come and go in the blueberry patch. There is a young buck too, a beautiful boy, who is part of the herd of deer who feast daily in that blueberry patch. Rabbits, too, who freeze at the sight of my dog. Lucky for them, she is getting older and no longer has the speed to catch them, though she gives it her best try.

The tobacco farmers near me are gearing up to harvest, as I am winding down. I always love this time, when I know that hard work is behind me and there is a massage waiting for me in the near future.

If there is one thing that farming has taught me, it is that I am not in control, and going with the flow is the path of least resistance. Mother Nature has taught me so much about the cycles of life. I feel so much a part of this natural world. I feel loved and protected and connected to something much larger than myself.

Thank you so much for following this blog. Hopefully, next week we will be back on-line. If not, I’ll use my imagination to come up with another way. Till then, allow yourself to be free.

Give yourself a respite from worry and fear. Believe me, I’m there with you, being given opportunities for growth daily.

Be well, My Dear Readers. Sending you all loving thoughts, my fellow travelers, on this physical journey.

All is Well

Can you trust these words?

Despite all that you see around you

Can you trust that all is well

And that your life is unfolding exactly as it should?

Dear One, it can be difficult for you to view your life and the world around you and still accept the words that we say to you. All is well. For you see strife, inequality, suffering, greed and many other challenging components of the human condition occurring around you. Can you trust enough to believe that all is well?

It depends on the perspective that you take as you walk through your world. You can view the happenings as terrible injustices, or you can see opportunities for growth. For each occurrence of a perceived negative condition is an opportunity for someone to step up and make a difference; to change their way of walking through this world.

Each occurrence can be an impetus for someone to make a conscious choice to contribute loving kindness to this world; to counteract the greed and suffering. If the world in which you lived was without these challenges, what would the purpose be for existing here upon this physical plane?

You, Dear One, are a participant in a world that is inter-connected with all of creation. And yet, by perceiving this world only through your human senses, you are failing to see all that is occurring on an energetic level. We have told you before that you are energetic beings, temporarily embodying these physical forms for the purpose of your own personal growth.

The choice is yours, whether or not you will participate and share the gifts you have been given, in order to raise the vibration of this physical plane; or to sit back, criticize and judge what is occurring without getting involved. This is your choice.

You have been given the perfect form, placed in the perfect location, and given the most perfect gift to use in your life to help others. You have the power to change your world, if only by spending moments each day sending loving energy out to those around you.

Can you walk through this world without judgment of how others live their lives? Can you instead treat all of creation with respect and gratitude for all that they offer you? Yes, even if they are challenges that force you to action you did not want to take. You are ever powerful. You are filled with love. Begin by being kind to yourself and trusting that you have everything that you need to move forward in the most perfect way.

Do not become dismayed by your perception of lack in your personal life. It is so easy to focus on that which you feel you do not have, rather than realizing all that has been provided for you. It might be as simple as a spot of shade on a hot and sunny day or a place to rest your body after a hard day’s work.

Dear One, open your eyes and see what you have in your life, which serves you daily. Know that whatever comes your way, you will survive; perhaps not with the outcome you intended, but certainly with the personal growth needed to move you forward.

Trust that your unseen companions are but a breath away; ask for help when you need it and they will provide it. Reflect on all the time spent worrying about that which never occurred. Know that your human mind cannot fathom all the possible outcomes to a situation, that many of the outcomes are better than you could ever have imagined.

Be patient with yourself and with others. Remember that you all are on this journey together; each of you has specific lessons you chose to learn this lifetime. Understand that synchronicities are but an avenue to get you to where you need to be next. Perfectly situated for a perfect outcome.

Dear One, no matter what occurs to you in this lifetime, please know that you are loved and are never abandoned. We have told you before that it is impossible for you to be alone, even though your physical senses may not be able to perceive this truth.

You are a part of an eternal web of connection, always linked to the Source and never alone.

Dear One, trust that all is well, even though it may not appear that way at this very moment.

Trust that the cogs in the wheel of life are constantly moving you forward.

Choose to move forward with grace, with love and with kindness.

For like attracts like and you will be the recipient of that which you share with others.

 

You are a Dear One, precious to us, held close to our hearts.

You are one with the Source, at all times, at ALL times.

And truly, All Is Well with You.

All is well.

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