Solitude

Are you able to spend time alone

In silence?

Can you reflect without judgment?

Do you like yourself enough

To enjoy time alone?

Dear One, personal growth requires time alone, spent in reflection and prayer. Giving gratitude for all that you have, for who you are and for the opportunities that are laid before you. Are you able to see yourself for who you really are and enjoy your own company? Or is time spent alone used for self-judgment and criticism?

This world in which you live offers many distractions throughout your day. It is easy to follow those distractions rather than spending time alone in self-reflection and peace. For too many of you, the distractions are used to keep that internal critical voice from speaking to you. Better to be engaged rather than addressing and quieting that self-critic. Easier to concern yourself with the drama in the lives of others than to examine the emotional triggers in your own life.

Dear One, you have been given many tools to help you move away from that self-judgment and it can be as simple as using your breath as a metronome. With each breath, inhale love and exhale fear and judgment. Time spent focusing on your breath will calm you and allow you to move away from that self-critic.

Internalizing negative feelings without being provided the opportunity for release can foster expansion of that negativity affecting your entire being. If you are unable to connect with another to resolve a conflict in person, understand that you are able to do it in the energetic plane. Remember that your physical body is but a garment worn for a short time and that your true nature is one of fluid energy. This means that you can interact with others without being physically present.

This can be done as you focus on your breath. You can send loving kindness to others, give or ask for forgiveness, and ask for help in resolving any existing conflict.

What is most important is that you do not hold this negativity within but release it in a fashion that best suits you. Keeping a journal or putting down on paper your thoughts and then burning it in ceremony. If brought to the light, the wounds you carry will begin to heal. If kept within to be recirculated time and again, they will fester and grow. Which do you choose?

Dear One, there is joy within you. And you are able to allow this to surface and be shared with others. You are love incarnate. You may have taken a detour and lost your way for a short time, but you will always be led back on your path through synchronicity. Be aware of those moments. Be aware of what is occurring in your immediate environment and be aware of how you respond. Mindfulness is a tool to show you the way when you are lost.

Your heart is your guide home, not your mind. Have faith in yourself that you will find a way, find the path best for you to move forward with loving kindness for others, but most importantly for yourself. For indeed, you cannot have love for another if you do not have love for yourself. All are connected and when you judge yourself harshly, you are judging others as well, for all are one.

There is no need to make comparisons for all are one and you are actually comparing yourself to yourself. And the waves of negativity spread out in concentric circles around you. Change them to waves of love and see how your life changes.

You are so loved and only judged by yourself. Criticism sent your way from others is only displaced criticism they have for themselves. You do the same. Again, we say that you cannot love another if you cannot love yourself first.

Change the way you see yourself.

See yourself as we do,

As love incarnate

Courageous enough to embark upon this journey.

Ask for help and guidance if you lose your way.

You are worthy.

You are loved.

You are One With All of Thee.

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