Saturday, January 20, 2018

Doing what you don't love?

We always advise you to follow your hearts, but being human you'll discover as you follow your heart towards your larger desires there are things along the way that don't excite you much at all. Many of you have asked us, "What do I do if a desire is in my heart, but I don't have the desire to do the work required to get there."
  • For example, you might want a great relationship but you don't want to do the inner work to manifest a good one.
     
  • You might want to own your own business but you don't feel like doing the marketing and accounting. 
     
  • You might love your children but you don't enjoy running around taking them places. 
So what do you do in these situations where your heart wants something but then you don't really enjoy the steps along the way?

Our answer is not "one size fits all." 

Sometimes you must simply ask yourself, "Am I so strongly opposed to doing the work I need to do to satisfy my heart's desire that that I'm going to give up?" This will most likely put everything in perspective and you can see that the "smaller tasks" are actually labors of love as you work towards something you deeply desire. Driving your kids to school suddenly becomes a labor of love. You can choose to love what you do.

Perhaps you'll choose to manifest your desire spiritually by visualizing and feeling the desired outcome, without any doubt, until it comes about in a miraculous way. Perhaps you'll get creative and find a way to love doing what you need to do. You can choose a more loving way to do what you do.

Perhaps you'll re-evaluate your larger desire and see that you didn't really want all that comes with it after all. For example if you won millions in the lottery you'd have to do a lot of accounting, hire people you can trust, and deal with everyone wanting something from you. Some of you would want that. Others of you would not. You can always choose a more loving choice.

Perhaps you'll see that you don't mind doing the smaller tasks in general, but you just don't feel like doing them right now. Honor your heart's timing. Ultimately that is God's timing. You can choose more loving timing.

In honoring your heart in the present, you will learn what you need to learn to get where you want to go. 

You'll learn whether you really want to do what you say you do. You'll learn to get creative and add love to what you do. You'll learn to make more loving choices. You'll learn everything you need to learn to get what you ultimately, deeply want.

For example, say you want to find someone that loves you more than you love you. By all means try to do that. Maybe you will find this person. Perhaps they'll help you learn to love yourself. Perhaps you'll feel unworthy, push them away, and learn to love yourself more the next time. The heart will guide you.

Say you want to start a business but don't want to put in the effort. You may choose to keep working for others until something arises that you feel so passionate about doing that the mundane work seems worthwhile.

Say you don't want to get up in the morning and drive your kids to school, but you realize that you love them and don't get to spend much time with them and you can make the drive a loving time to deeply connect.

Do what you love, do what you do with love, or don't do it. That is our advice for a happy and fulfilled journey upon your earth!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Treasure your life

Your life upon the earth, whether it is only a few years or a hundred, is so very short in the span of eternity. It is a precious gift and an experience that each and every one of you desired before you were born. You wanted to shift your awareness from the world of spirit into the physical because you saw it as an opportunity to learn, to grow, to love, and to expand in your awareness of the love that lives within all things.

There is and never has been anything small or insignificant about you. In every moment you choose to love yourself, another, or even the ground beneath your feet, the entire fabric of creation knows more love. In every moment you overcome a challenge, the entirety of the human race will have easier opportunities to overcome similar challenges. In every desperate moment, when you think one loving thought, the entire collective human consciousness is infused with greater love.

You are not separate. You never were, and you never will be. The energy that abides in you connects all of you in the invisible realms. It is in only in moments of deep Presence, or when you take your leave of this physical existence that you will see the subtle, loving, fabric of creation that unites you as One.

Your life in this physical existence, no matter how challenging is precious. Can you imagine that the Infinite has taken form within you, and allowed you to direct it in any way you choose? Through your choices, you give God experiences in the physical world. Through your actions, you allow the Divine to witness and experience itself. As you gaze upon a rose, the Divine looks through your eyes and sees its own beauty. As you gaze in the mirror, the Divine sees one of its own beautiful faces.

Your life is a gift. Treasure it dear ones. Don't worry so much about the state of the world. Be more concerned with the state of your inner being. Don't worry so much if others can't love you or one another. Be more concerned with loving yourself, loving others, and allowing yourself the most amazing experience you can here upon your earth. Savor your moments. Savor your interactions. Savor the challenges because they lead to love's ultimate victories. Be an example of God's love for one another for this is how you will uplift and educate those for whom you care.

When you eventually leave your bodies you will look back and see that every moment of your human life was rich with potential to experience and expand love. Make use of your time here on earth. Enjoy your life to the fullest, and look for the love you can receive or contribute to each moment, for in doing so you embrace heaven, right here, right now.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

It all leads to love

Your lives will unfold in the most miraculous ways this year if you can trust that everything around you is conspiring to lead you to greater love. 

The things and people that inspire you are like beacons guiding you to greater love. Allow yourself to follow your heart even in things that seem insignificant. If you want a cup of coffee, stop and get one. You never know who you might meet.

The unloving souls and challenging circumstances are like canyon walls that guide the water to choose an easier path. Allow yourself to lovingly move away from what hurts or upsets you towards what feels more loving. Stop trying to save, fix, and change those who haven't asked for it, and instead allow yourselves joy no matter what those around you choose. You will become the beacons of love and joy to guide those who are ready.

Your unexpected circumstances and changes in plans occur when the Divine sees something better for you than you might have asked. Avoid tantrums when things don't go your way, and trust the adventure. Be open to spontaneous change. Attempting to control anything or anyone too tightly only leads to frustration and stress. Planning while allowing for change keeps you on a grace-guided path.

If you believe in love, you'll see the love, and receive the love. Trust the unfolding adventure of your lives dear ones. You are always exactly where you need to be to learn what you wan to learn.

In the Real world, when you someday awaken from this earthly dream, you will remember that everything is, and always will be, all about love. Indeed there is nothing else beneath it all. Why not allow yourselves this love right here, right now? It is always present, beckoning you back into its embrace, whispering gently, "This is who you are."

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Look to the light

In the dark of night a lamp burned brightly. Centuries ago, a star twinkled in the darkness. Those who focused on fear felt the darkness. Those who focused on the lamp felt the light. Those how focused on the star found light, hope and inspiration for their lives. Those who focused only upon the dark of night missed the miracle that would give hope to countless generations throughout history.

Even today, focusing on the light in any given situation in your life is what allows you to access love and miracles. Focusing on the darkness brings you only more. 
If you seek it, you can find the "burning lamp," the "babe in the manger," or the "guiding star "in any situation? You can look for the love right here, right now, regardless of circumstance.
We never dignify the darkness by focusing upon it. We see only the light and love trying to emerge in any given situation. As we look at the unkind behaviors of so many, we see wounded children inside them crying for love. As we look at the impoverished we see souls striving to find an abundance of love in spite of their circumstance. As we look at the wars and division in your world, we see souls trying to bring their truth to the surface who simply do not yet know how to kindly sort themselves out.

As you focus on the light in any given situation you see it, experience it, and move towards greater light.

For example, in your world today there are a great many stories of abuse coming to the surface.  It is a time when the feminine energy is rising up saying, "I want the true masculine, the protector, the do-er, not the oppressor or the abuser." This is true whether it is a woman on the news speaking up about a man who abused her, or a man quietly sitting at home, unable to cry because his angry mother bullied or abused him. The energies within are not necessarily tied to gender. 

When you see these stories on the news you have choice. You can focus on the dark or the light. You can say, "How horrible! How could they do this! Crucify him!" Or you could say, "Handle this situation so it is not repeated, by all means, but dear God please uplift these sad and hurting souls that thought it was OK to abuse another human being. Please uplift and heal the ones who were abused. Dear God heal all hurting hearts." 

You can turn to the light and give thanks that what was once "acceptably hidden" is now coming to light so that hearts, and systems, can heal. 

This is why so many of you love the holidays
. They give you a time with plenty of permission to be focused upon the light and love and goodness in the world; a time of being kind; a time of being generous, a time to give and receive, and a time to help one another. This season is a time when Love is allowed to shine more clearly into the world than usual. It is a time, every year, to celebrate the rebirth of light in a world that sometimes forgets.

So during the holidays and indeed all year long, look for the light in the darkness. Seek it, see it, and be it. In doing so you will live a light-filled, delightful life!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Meet life as it is

In this season of love and light, we know that there are many of you who also experience the holidays as a season of loss, loneliness, or lack.Anytime there are such massive expectations of how life "should" look, these will, by their very nature, highlight the contrasts. 

If the holidays "should" be a time of family and friends, but they are not, you will have a tendency to feel as if something is wrong. If the holidays should be a time of giving but you can't afford gifts, you might feel a sense of lack. 

It is in releasing expectations, and facing the present moment with all the love and light in your heart, that you can find joy amidst loss, loneliness, or lack. If you feel a sense of loss, by facing the present bravely you will see all that you do have. If you feel a sense of loneliness, and face the present you will see all out there who are in need of love and in volunteering, or assisting others you will soothe your own loneliness. If you feel a sense of lack, it is in facing the present that you can look inside of yourself and find the gifts you do have to offer – the ones that don't cost a dime.

The holidays, or any time of year, are enjoyed so much more easily when you face life as it is, when you look inside yourself, as you are, and when you accept those two things first, then asking yourself, "How can I bring more love into my life? How can I share love with life?" 

Perhaps by offering to walk a friend's dog a few times next year you will connect with other human beings whom you might not have met! Perhaps by making a jar filled with little pieces of paper containing wishes for a friend, you will feel the light of the season rushing through you and, in this positive vibration, enjoy your own miracles. Perhaps by sitting quietly and remembering all the good times with a loved one who has transitioned, you will be in a space to connect with them and feel their continuing presence around you.

Dear ones, release your expectations of yourself and life. Enjoy the holidays and every day as a simple, loving dance with life. 
This is our holiday recipe for happiness:
Come as you are. Meet life as it is. Add love. 

Saturday, December 02, 2017

The holiday light

In the midst of the darkness, many centuries ago, there came a great light. A humble child was born in a manger embodied a love so pure and surrendered to a light so bright that it forever changed and elevated the vibration of humanity.

Each of you remembers this light. Each of you longs for this light. Each one of you is birthed from this light, and each of you celebrates this light when you find it birthed within your own lives.

You feel this light in every kind word and ever thoughtful gesture. You see this light in the eyes of every baby who looks upon the world with wonder. You feel this light in your own hearts when you extend compassion to a fellow human being. You channel this light when you feel the currents of love and appreciation running through you, and every time you share a loving word or gesture with one another.

This light lives in you. You, are the manger in which the light is born over and over again. You are the lamps that never extinguish. You are spirit of the season and your light is present all year long.

So as you embark on your holiday season, be the lights of the world.When you shop for presents, shop with love. When you make a gift, hold it to your heart and fill it with love. When you bake, bake with love. When you share with a charity, do so with love. When you leave your milk and cookies for Santa, know that you are leaving an offering of love for the spirit of love and generosity itself. When you can sit for a moment, ask to be filed with heavenly peace, and to feel find the presence of the silent night within your own quietly beating heart.

We wish you a season filled with peace, joy, wonder, and most of all, the beautiful light birthed within you, shining forth into a world in need.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Embracing peace for the holiday

As you enter your holiday season, start each day with a little affirmation of truth. Upon awakening, breathe deeply. As you do so, say to yourself:

I breathe in the light that I am. 
I breathe in the peace that I am.
I breathe in the love that I am.

I am a magnificent creation, creating a magnificent day.
I create the most loving day I can possibly imagine.
I create grace, ease, and joy today.

I am nothing less than love.
I am so deeply, dearly loved.


Breathe. Allow your body to be filled with love, light, and peace. Now, go about your day recalling this feeling often.

No matter how much you wish to accomplish or how many obligations you have, you are in charge of your own energy. You can attune to peace and allow your days to flow smoothly, productively, and with grace, or you can get caught up in the holiday frenzy. Bring the light of peace into your hearts. Stop frequently throughout your day and breathe it in.

We wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday season, filled with the spirit of love, giving, and grace.