Saturday, December 03, 2016

Release yourself to adventure

Release yourselves to the adventure of life! We have spoken a great deal lately about releasing yourself from expectations. Can you imagine the freedom if you release life from expectations and instead just enjoy each day for the gifts it offers? Can you imagine having your plans and desires but also being open, as a child is, to the adventures of life? Can you trust, as a child does, that the Divine loves you and wants the best for you?

As you approach your holiday season, so many of you have so many plans! This is wonderful! You anticipate creating loving gifts, love celebrations, loving gatherings with one another. We love the love with which you plan and dream of your celebrations! However, so many of you have a tendency also to slip into stress. When you forget the love behind your plans and presents, then life ceases to be an adventure and becomes a burden.

Suppose you very much want to find the perfect present for someone you love. You discover you cannot afford it. Or you cannot think of something. Or the store is out of what you wanted to purchase. You don't have as much time as you need to make it... there may be a whole host or reasons why you cannot fulfill your original loving intent. Instead of fretting and getting upset, and feeling badly, be open to the adventure of life! "OK God! You created me and inspired my intention to gift this person I love. You know my situations, my finances, and my time. You know the heart of the one I love. Guide me to the perfect present." In surrendering to the loving adventure in life, you will be guided to something that delights all involved, although it may look nothing like you originally planned.

Suppose you very much want to enjoy a celebration with family but then you discover a cantankerous family member is going to be present. You can sigh with resignation and decide your fun is over before it begins. You can brace yourself and prepare to do battle. You can close up and slog your way through the meal. Or you can open to the loving adventure of life. "Dear God, this person is a challenge for me. Change them. Change my heart. Change the situation... but please help us find a way to love and interact with kindness during my celebration." In so doing you open up to the miracles life has to offer. 

Believe dear ones, that God loves you. The Divine wants to help you create a harmonious and loving experience of life – for yourself and all involved! Open to the adventure. By all means, have your expectations, make your plans, express your desires, but also be open to the dance, to the unexpected, to the miraculous possibility that life has to offer. You never know... just possibly the Creator might just want better for you than you can dream! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ambassadors of light

It is a beautiful time upon your planet earth to be alive! It is a time of great movement and change. Where there once was stagnation, now there are no longer any shades of gray. You are all being asked, what it is you want to embody –  fear or love? Will you worship false idols, give your power to other outer circumstances or other human beings, or will you put your unwavering faith Creator and Source of life that cares about every hair on your head and knows every one of your true wants and needs.

Will you embrace bigotry, hatred, divisiveness and judgment, or will you instead, surrender to the love inside of you that is longing to surface. Can you attempt to see the truth inside of everyone – the Divine spark that is attempting to surface? Will you join others in their pain and darkness or will you speak up on behalf of love?

It is time upon the earth to take a stand – not for political parties, ideologies, not for or against anyone or anything, but simply a stand for truth, love, kindness, compassion... for all that is the deepest and most beautiful within you. 

Beyond race, religion, creed, gender, belief, socio-economic status... beyond your actions, your circumstances, your appearance, your income... beyond the good you've done or the mistakes you made... You are light. You are Love. You are at one with all of creation, swimming in a sea of light! You are embodiments of the One love in all its glorious forms! 

If God were the musical scale, each of you is a symphony of energies! If God were a pantry, each one of you is a delicious soup! If God were the spectrum of light.. you are colors of the rainbow! You are precious unique manifestations of an energy field so vast, loving, intelligent and beautiful that it cannot be put into words. Each of you lives within one another as surely as the entire ocean lives within each wave. Weak or strong, each ripple is felt in the entirety of the ocean itself. Each wave makes a difference. So do you.

Choose love dear ones – a Divine love that acknowledges the light within all things, no matter how bright or how dimly they bring it to the surface. Be the ones who love rather than hate, seek to unify rather than separate, seek to understand rather than to be understood. As you enter this season of light, remember... you can be an ambassador of light in your beautiful world.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Gratitude from heaven

We know many of you celebrate Thanksgiving this week and we want to take this moment to tell you how grateful we are for each and every one of you. For we in the heavens know that each of you is a part of all that we collectively are. Each of you is an important cell in the "body of God." Each of you is a unique and precious part of creation. Each of you is celebrated, beloved, and cherished dearly. We give thanks for your very being!

We give thanks for your commitment to awaken to the greater reality of Love. We give thanks for you desire to create more loving, more joyful, and more abundant lives. We give thanks for your willingness to work beyond the illusions of separation and find true freedom!

Dear ones, we in the heavens feel you as surely as a cell in the body feels all other cells. We know you as a part of the greater reality that we all share. We value every precious breath of your lives.

This week sit quietly and ask to see your life as we do, for in our view every moment, every joy, every struggle, every smile, and every tear, every gift and every loss has merit and beauty.

Give thanks for every moment of your lives dear ones, for you are born from the heart of God and every moment is leading you back to experience this beautiful love. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The bondage of expectations

We know so many of you feel as if you have been disappointed in this lifetime. Some of you feel you have disappointed yourselves. Many of you feel disappointed by others. Even more feel disappointed by life. Take heart! Each one of you, in every breath, has opportunity for change! Each one of you has the ability to release yourselves and others from the bondage of expectations, and to dance with life, exactly as you are, and exactly as life is.

We hear you now! "I expect to be treated kindly! I expect myself to do my best. I expect others to be honest! I expect my children to listen to me" and on the list goes. You may have these expectations dear ones, but what happens when you do not live up them? What happens when others do not? While it is fine to have expectations, you already know that life and others do not always act as you expect. You do not always live up to your own expectations. What then?

Far better to say, "I expect to be treated kindly but if I am not I will discern what to do next." "I expect to do my best, but when I do not, I will choose to learn." "I expect others to be honest with me but when they betray my trust, I will walk away or let them know kindly what it takes to earn it once again." "I expect my children to listen to me, but if they don't, I will lovingly guide them in their lessons here upon the earth." 

Expect the best of yourself and others dear ones, if you wish, but when you or they do not live up to these expectations, be flexible. Dance with the present moment, as you are, as life is, because in that reality you are no longer resisting life. You are no longer chained to your expectations in the past. You are open to guidance in the moment, dealing with reality of life in front of you. 

In this fashion, you free yourself to find the most loving course of action based on how you are, how life is, and how others are being... right here and right now, in the present moment.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

No need to agree...

The upcoming months promise to be an exciting time upon your planet earth, with everyone attempting to bring their unique perspective and point of view to the surface. Enjoy the diversity, dear ones! Celebrate the fact that you are all not the same. It would be a bland world indeed if everyone thought, acted, and imagined life in the very same way. Diversity was designed into the very fabric of creation and your human race is indeed one of the most diverse species on the planet!

So how do you deal with people when you disagree, because in truth, you were not all meant to agree. Realize, first and foremost, that every soul – whether they are aware of it or not – wants to be acknowledged as having something worthwhile to say and something to contribute to the planet. Every soul, without exception, no matter how ill mannered or awkward, is attempting to bring love to the surface.

Listen to one another dear ones. Practice the art of truly trying to understand one another. You do not have to agree. You do not have to accept what anyone else says as your truth. You do not have to do what anyone else wants you to do. You simply are asked, at times, to give others the gift of compassionate listening. If you disagree with someone ask them, "I'd like to understand why you feel/believe what you do. I have a different opinion. Can you help me understand you better?" If you listen with politeness and a respect for your differences most people will grant you the same. If they do not, remain silent.

There is never a need to argue. There is never a need to be "right." You are already "right" in the Creator's eyes, for the growth you are choosing in this very moment! Everyone else is "right" for the growth their soul is choosing in the present moment.

So when you watch the news, your politics, etc., either listen with respect or turn away and listen to something else, for all souls are allowed their unique perspective and point of view. You are too.

Indeed all of you are embodiments of one beautiful Love. All of you, without exception, in your uniqueness and diversity, have a place within the vast and beautiful puzzle of creation. In much the same way that cells in the body must be diverse in order to fulfill their purpose and the greater purpose of the body, so too you must be diverse to fulfill you own unique purpose and lesson plan and as well, contribute to the growth of the entire body of the human race.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The soul’s costume

Many of you are about to celebrate a holiday called Halloween in which you take great delight in dressing up. You regard one another's costumes with a sense of wonder, appreciation, and even humor. The beautiful and the ugly, the sweet and the scary, suddenly become innocent masks for the human beings who exist beneath.

Can you fathom, dear ones, that everyone here upon your earth, is God's light and love in a costume and wearing the mask of their personality? Just as your Halloween costumes can be sweet or scary, ugly or beautiful, so too the masks that human beings wear over their souls can be sweet or scary, beautiful or ugly according to your human standards, and yet they are all beautiful to us.

What if, instead of making one another wrong, and judging one another, you could look at each other, knowing you are all "Divine love" in a costume? It would change your entire perception of reality!

Can you imagine saying to yourself, "There is God's love in the face of a person smiling at me across the grocery store. There is God's love hidden away in the scrunched up face of an angry soul. There is God's love hidden in that very sad looking person. There is God's love working through a beautiful soul assisting another. Here is God's love in a soul that forgets and feels the need to speak unkindly to me. Here is God's love in a soul who remembers and is offering me support. They may remember or forget, but I know the truth!"

Children have this power of "innocent observation." They regard all of life with curiosity, wonder, and awe. They marvel at the uniqueness of each individual and look at them with curiosity. Instead of taking an angry person personally, a child knows they deserve better treatment and simply wonders why this person is behaving in such a fashion.

What if you could regard people this way dear ones. Try it this week. Look at everyone as if they are Divine Love wearing a mask and embodying a personality they chose for their growth and education. Suddenly you know a secret... you're all the same under the masks, and you're all seeking love.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Distractions are opportunities

There will always be "distractions" in your life. There will always be things you must do, that you feel keep you from creating the life of your dreams. There will always be "interruptions" in your life. There will always be things that don't look as you wish.

So how do you ever begin to accomplish your dreams, when a vast majority of your lives must be spent focusing on the "necessary" tasks of survival, and when you are not in control of the world around you? The answer is simpler than you think...

You become present to the "opportunity" to find and create love to each moment.

As you begin to seek the love in each moment, and bring love into each moment, you find that you always have the opportunity to enjoy the essence of what you are seeking. Every dream you have, every item, relationship, or situation you seek is simply a desire for a greater and greater manifestation of love in your life.

For example, say you want a house but don't know a clue how you will ever be able to afford one. You just begin to save and the car breaks down. How can this "distraction" to your savings possibly be helping you? Maybe you will need your car for another job. Maybe the car breaks now so you are not stranded later. Maybe you will be driving past the house of your dreams on the way back from the repair shop. Trust. Love that you have a car at all. Love that you have something put away to repair it. 

Instead of viewing this as a demonstration of lack and an "interruption" to your manifestation, assume, that somehow you are being given an opportunity to find abundance now, to see the good you already have in your life, and in that vibration to more easily attract your house. Perhaps you speak positively about the house you are creating when you bring your car in for repairs and someone refers you to the perfectly affordable place! By seeing this "distraction" as a vibrational "opportunity" you expand your consciousness into a loving reality which by its very nature will necessitate a house to match, at the perfect time, in the perfect way.

Suppose you want greater financial abundance in general. You begin as most humans do, by working harder, smarter, or more often. You get upset when the dishwasher breaks, the traffic is slow, someone interrupts you! You have work to do! You need to earn money! In this stressful reality, you are not even close to enjoying the energy of love and energy of abundance!

Far better to say, "Ok, I'll work harder, smarter, or more, but when I need a breather, I'll take one. When I'm interrupted I'll be honest that I have to work, or I'll enjoy the interruption. When traffic is slow or something breaks, I'll assume the universe is working on my behalf even though I cannot yet see it." In this reality, you are already abundant and you will more easily attract more!

Likewise, suppose you are looking for love. You take it upon yourself to check the dating sites frequently. You go out every weekend. You find this a chore and a bore, but all your friends tell you that you "must" do this in order to have a relationship. Suddenly life "interrupts" you. You have a hard period of time at work and you have no energy to get on the dating sites. Your friends and family need you... How are you ever supposed to find someone... 

Well dear ones, look at these "distractions" as "opportunities to shift your energy. Can you see the love? The universe may want you to rest and realize that you're burning yourself out in all areas of life. The universe may send you to be with friends so you remember what real love feels like. The universe may be calling upon you to learn better boundaries so you can actually enjoy the right relationship and avoid the wrong ones. 

There are any number of reasons life "interrupts" you, but always, these "interruptions" are opportunities to find greater love, to give thanks for the abundance life is offering you already, to practice more loving behaviors towards yourself...

If you practice seeing the "distractions in life" not as "distractions" but simply as "life trying to love you" then you will find that these are opportunities to shift your energy, and therefore, they are part of the very dream you are creating!