Friday, March 28, 2008

Celebrate no matter what

Celebrate the springtime of your souls. Be as gentle with yourselves as you would with a newborn baby, because each of you is going through a re-birthing phase - an emergence out of an old and confining way of being into a new and expansive reality.

When a baby is born, she must leave behind the darkness of the womb that comforted and protected her in order to emerge into the light. The chick must peck free of the shell that supported its growth, but now pushes up against its expanding little body. The plant embryo must explode out of the seed that once held it safe in order to push through the dark soil into the light. So too, you must persevere in order to break free of the old beliefs, habits, and patterns that have held your spirits bound, and have confined the hearts of humanity for centuries. You are wriggling free from a definition of yourselves that is only partially true and you are realizing the truth of yourselves as eternal beings. You are not your thoughts, your body, your circumstances, your beliefs. You are eternal light of God made manifest in human form and your spirits are awakening to this reality.

You will find this expansion occurring in every corner of the human heart. Whereas anger once felt like protection, it now feels like confinement. Whereas manipulation and strategies used to make the human heart feel as if it was safe and secure, they now burden you with too much effort and struggle. Whereas judgment used to nurture the insecurities within you now it simply makes you feel bound to stay in a stagnant reality with no room for any excitement or newness. Whereas fear and worry used to make you feel as if you were 'doing something' about a situation, they now make you feel choked in their grasp.

You can no longer pretend you enjoy the company of those who gossip and judge. You can no longer stay in jobs you dislike without praying for new ones. You can no longer pretend that your personal economy is based on anything other than your relationship with and trust in the creator. You can no longer stuff the love that is seeking to expressed through your words, thoughts, and deeds.

This is wonderful news, dear ones! Nonetheless, as you grow past the confines of all you once thought you were, be kind to yourselves. The old habits die hard, as you like to say upon your earth. The energies that have fed upon your old fears, angers, guilt, judgment, and shame, seek to re-instill these patterns in you so they may continue to have life, in the same way a virus attempts to breed within your body.

When you fall into fear, call upon God to increase your faith. When you fall into anger, guilt, or shame, call upon God to help you choose love. When you fall into despair and exhaustion, rest and ask God for assistance as surely as you choose to assist yourself as well. There are times dear ones, when in spite of your best intentions, you will succumb to anger, judgment, or uncompassionate thought or action. Be kind to yourself first. Choose love, even if the only love you can choose in the moment is to love yourself as a human being.

We celebrate your birth into greater light. We celebrate the expansion of your souls. Realize that the little chick breaking free of the shell feels most confined immediately before he releases his spirit into a greater reality. The seed feels the most pressure right before it sprouts. The earth erupts forth via her volcanoes, through the crusty surface when enough pressure has built up and you too, dear ones, you too deal with the pressures of the old beliefs and patterns mirrored often in your life circumstance right before you break free.

Celebrate dear ones, no matter what the outer circumstances in the world. This is a time of rebirth and you feel the contractions at times, you feel the pains, but you will also be feeling greater joy, hope, inspiration, and peace in your hearts, if you proceed, one moment at a time to rest when you are tired, follow your hearts, speak your truth with love and kindness, and know that God is always with you.

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