Saturday, July 23, 2016

If you can't change your situation....

Each and every moment of your life is rich with possibility. In every breath you get to choose how you react to life, what will think, and what you will do in the very next moment. The possibilities are endless! The opportunities for love and kindness are beyond imagination! If you could see reality as we do, you would never ever feel trapped in your life's situations. From our perspective in the heavens,we can see how each and every choice you make, in every moment, in every breath, gives you an entirely different different future.

Say, for example, you feel trapped in a job you do not like. You have to pay the bills to support your family. You don't have time to go to school. You've tried to find a new job and you don't know where to turn. Now, from a human perspective, that might look as if you have no other choices. However, you do have choice, dear friends! 

You can change your vibration even when you can't change your situation!

You can go to work every day saying to yourself, "I hate this job! I can't stand these people. My life is terrible." In that very sad reality your mind will continue to look for all that is terrible about this job. You will continue to attract terrible situations, unkind people, and you will spiral into a vortex of negativity, very much like a tornado, drawing all sorts of unwanted situations into your life.

Alternately, you can say to yourself, "I do want a better job but I'm thankful I have a paycheck. I'm thankful this job allows me to have heating and air conditioning, or food on the table. These aren't the nicest people, but at least we're not at war. At least I am safe. I do want so much more for my life. I'm going to focus on creating more. But for now I'll give thanks for what I have."  

In this reality, dear ones, you do not waste one ounce of your precious life energy spiraling into the exhausting vortex of negativity. You allow yourself your feelings of wanting more, and yet you seek the things about your current situation that you can bless. 

You start to dream about your ideal job. You raise your vibration and suddenly, you are no longer playing by human rules. You are living "in the world but not of it." Suddenly you open your heart, mind, body, and soul to miracles. Suddenly a friend calls out of the blue and recommends that you check out a job opportunity. Perhaps you get transferred, promoted, or given a bonus. There are so many possibilities that open up for you when you seek to see love and bring love in any given situation... even while creating more.

Dear ones you are not trapped... ever. Even when you can't change your situation, you can change your vibration... and in this reality you allow Divine grace and miracles to flow into your life. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Your sacred point of view

There is a very loving energy in the world right now that is encouraging all of you to bring your hearts to the surface. For some this is easy. You have worked hard to be authentic, to be honest with yourself, and to communicate with honesty to others. 

For a large number of souls however, this is not so easy. If a person has not yet learned to look inside of their own heart and find what is truly there, the feelings may erupt, as a volcano does, in bursts, and spurts, and even come out in ways that don't directly reflect the deeper truth within.

For example, say a person asks their partner to help out and the partner explodes in anger. In reality he or she is simply frustrated, overwhelmed, and wants to help but feels exhausted. If they could communicate this with love – "I'd love to help you but I'm exhausted now. Can I do this later?" – then greater intimacy could be achieved.

Or take another example. You share your heart or point of view with someone and they immediately attack you or make you wrong. In reality they are trying to voice their opinion but are afraid of simply sharing it. Perhaps they were not heard as a child. Perhaps they were made to feel 'stupid.' Perhaps they desperately need someone to agree with them to feel valuable on this earth. If they could voice their true feelings rather than simply their thoughts, then even if you disagree, you'd have a deeper understanding of one another. 

Dear ones, agreement is never necessary for love. However, if you want to grow closer to those who fit your life and gently move away from those who don't you will have to dig deeper, get to know your own hearts more, and then voice those beautiful hearts with love and compassion. Everyone has a right to their point of view. Everyone is exactly where they need to be to grow into the next level of understanding and love... including you!  

So rather than making others wrong, or making yourself wrong, allow everyone, including yourself, a unique and sacred point of view. 

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Gentle whispers

There is within each of your hearts, at every given moment in time an impulse from the Creator, a gentle whisper that says, "I love you. I care about you. I know your needs. This is where I am guiding you." 

It comes as a the most subtle desire for rest, the craving for a food that you might not normally eat, the urge to pick up the phone and call a friend. It comes as a force of motivation that suddenly has you feeling inspired and passionate to get something done, learn a new skill, or leave an activity you once felt guided to do. 

This whisper in your heart might turn into words you didn't expect to speak, or sometimes, a sudden feeling to stay silent and listen. It might come as a feeling of sleep overcoming you, or an unease in your body that demands release through movement.

These are simple things dear ones –  simple urges, passionate inspirations, subtle messages from the soul, and yet these simple whispers of guidance can dramatically change your life. The Creator knows, in every breath, the state of all of creation. The Creator knows how to harmoniously orchestrate the dance of the stars, the beating of your heart, and even the tiniest details of your life and heart's desires. 

You are loved. You are not alone. You are not subject to the whims of fate or the dictates of a capricious "god"... rather you are loved, cherished, and guided in every breath, every moment of your lives. Listen to the whispers in your heart dear friends. Streams of grace await you. 

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Loving when you don't like

Last week we spoke of coping with violence in your world, the kind you see on your news that does not affect you directly. This week we wish to apply the very same principles to the less than kind behaviors that do affect you personally. How do you handle the verbal attacks of those around you, and those souls that seem to require an argument? How do you deal with those unwilling to compromise?

If you have heard our messages for some time, you already know that the answer is love. Love is not always "like." Love is not always feeling "good" about a person or a behavior. Love as we define it, is simply an acknowledgment of the spark of light within a soul, and a recognition that each soul – no matter how wounded, no matter how stubborn, not matter how unkind, is doing their very best, ultimately, to feel loved... whether they realize it or not.

There are some souls who ask for love in kind ways. They reach out for help honestly or they shower kindness upon others to feel that flow of love through their very being.

There are other souls who are far less conscious. They reach out for love by attacking you with their words, or creating arguments. "Join me in my anger and pain," is what they are really crying out. "See my pain. Feel it with me." They do not even know this is what they are after. And while it would be much more evolved of course. to say "please help me find a way out of my pain," sadly they do not even believe that is possible. Frequently they do not believe anyone would care about what is really buried in their hearts and so they have disconnected from the very same. These are the souls who need your love, even when they do not merit your attention. You can turn away from them and you can refuse to dignify their darkness with your light, but try not to hate them. Pray for them instead. Send them light, and ask for the upliftment of their souls.

There are other souls who are unwilling to compromise with you – family members, co-workers... those you cannot walk away from and must deal with. These souls are crying out for love in one of two ways. Either they are following their inner guidance and asking you to trust that they know what they are doing in their own lives, or they are stubbornly clinging to a perspective out of a desperate need for acknowledgment and validation. In either, case, let them be. Back away from the disagreement. Pray for a loving course of action for yourself that does not involve their agreement.
The world needs your love dear ones. The hurting souls need someone, if even in a distant silent way, to acknowledge their light and pray for them. Don't dance with, or dignify their darkness. Instead, remove yourselves from painful situations and disagreements when you can, send the wounded ones your light and prayers, and know that their painful behaviors are not about you.

In doing so you are choosing to embody your deepest, truest most loving self. You become, literally, "in the world but not of it," – a light and a beacon of hope on this earth.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A cry for love

When you see pain and violence in your world, it is all too easy and very human to fall into fear, anger, or despair. However, every time you witness "bad news" you are being given an opportunity to love. You are being given a chance to be the lightworker that you truly are.

Instead of hating those who engage in hate filled behaviors, take a moment, and realize that these are the very souls who are so wounded, so lost in the illusions of separation, so filled with fear and self-loathing, that they are crying out for love.

We aren't asking you to like them. We certainly are not asking you to condone their painful actions. By all means use social justice to protect the innocent. However, dear ones, be the love that you are. Use your God given power to focus on the light within all souls – no matter how dim. Pray to elevate the lost, the weak, the weary, and even those bound by the chains of their own hatred, anger, and fear. 

Your soul is set free when you can love the truth & the light within even those most disconnected from it. 

In this loving truth, you are safe and protected. In this reality you are "in the world but not of it." In this reality "although you walk in the valley of the shadow of death, you shall fear no evil." You can, amidst eve n the hells of the world, be the light, the truth, and the comforting presence of heaven.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Let God breathe...

All of nature understands the balance between giving and receiving. The heart pumps in and out. You breathe in and out. The waves roll up and back upon the shore. The trees receive sun, water, and soil then give their fruits. The entire universe is designed to allow the breath of God, the love of the Divine to flow freely through it in endless cycles of giving and receiving.

Humanity struggles with the balance there because it is human nature to over think things, rather than allowing yourselves to simply act in a guided and natural manner. If you were able to listen to your hearts, you would give when guided, and receive when it resonates. Neither would be valued more than another because both would be seen as simply a dance and movement of love.

So why are you afraid to give at times dear ones? Sometimes you are not motivated to do so, or inspired. Sometimes you do not have the resources. In these case, don't give! It is not holy to give out of a sense of duty, out of pity, out of a fear that if you don't no one else will. The Creator cares about all souls and if you are not motivated to give, you can trust someone else will be.  

However there are times when you want to give and you do not. You fear that you will be misunderstood. You fear that the other may not be worthy of the gift. You fear you will be "used." Dear ones if you give when guided, the giving itself is a joy and a blessing... to you too! Relax, release it. When it is a joy to give, do so for the sheer joy of giving, with no strings attached. You are keeping love moving through the universe and through your own life.

More of you are afraid to receive. There are times when it truly does not feel right to receive. You don't need or can't use the gift offered. Receive the love with appreciation and define the thing or service. Sometimes you sense unspoken agreements or "strings attached." By all means, in these cases, feel free to decline the gift.

But sometimes there are times when people offer to give you something you want, need, or could use and yet you are afraid to receive. Most often you are afraid they will want more of you later. In that case, make up your mind that receiving with a gracious heart is all you owe, and ask if there are any expectations in return. 

Some of you are afraid it is weak to receive. You fear it will put you at the mercy of others upon whom you cannot depend. That is like being hungry and saying to someone, "No I cannot accept your meal now because you may not feed me tomorrow." It makes no sense. Receive now and trust the Creator will provide later. Some of you are simply taught that it is greedy to receiving, but we contend that greedy "taking" and "receiving" are two different things. Receiving blesses the giver with graciousness and gratitude. Taking comes from an insecure sense of entitlement. Receive by all means and allow others the joy of blessing you!

Keep the love moving throughout the universe, dear ones, by giving and receiving as guided. Don't allow fear to stop you from either when you are authentically motivated. Then, enjoy the beautiful feelings of love flowing through your life and your heart. You have just allowed God to breathe.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Everyone has a gift

Everyone who crosses your path has a gift for you. There is purpose in every single one of your human interactions, no matter how small and insignificant they might seem. There is a dance going on, universally, with only one intention – to guide each and every one of you back into the arms of Love, back into the realization that you can never be separate from the Divine. Dear ones, everyone is offering you a gift that can help you on this journey. It is your task to "unwrap the Presence."

It is easy to recognize the gift of love in the kind souls. It is much harder to recognize this gift in the unkind ones. We spoke of this last week. They are often in front of you to help you remember to love yourself, to have compassion but not pity, to "forgive them, for they know not what they do."

It is sometimes difficult to see how those who are in need are a gift, but they too help you learn and grow into greater love. Perhaps they help you see you have something to give. They help you value yourself and your talents more. Or they might simply be placing demands upon you so you can learn good boundaries or to honor your time and resources more than you have in the past. 

Some souls offer you the chance to say a loving "yes" while others give you the opportunity to practice a loving "no." So look around you. Instead of saying, "Why are they doing that?" with contempt and judgment, ask yourself a different question... "How does this moment offer me an opportunity to grow into more love for myself first, then others."  

If you choose to love yourselves first, you are naturally going to be more loving. If you choose to care for yourselves first, you will by nature, wish to care for others. If you give, give from the love of doing so, because it honors your spirit and desire to give. If it does not, don't. 

Be authentic dear ones in all your interactions. Be loving and kind to yourself and others... even when you set a boundary, even when you "draw the line," even when you have to walk away. 

Every moment, and every human interaction is an opportunity for love. The moments you choose to love yourself and others are the ones that have deep and lasting value in your lives.