Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy New You!

As you approach the final days of 2008 look back, not with sighs of relief that a challenging year is over, but rather with a gentle celebration of gratitude. Each and every day is a blessing. No matter what trials or difficulties you have endured, they have forged you and strengthened you in your awareness of God. This is what is occurring now upon your planet earth. There is a balancing going on - a return to core values. There is going to be an increase in the number of people valuing relationships over things, valuing simple pleasures over grandiose gadgets, valuing their relationship with God as much as their relationship with their homes and their cars. It is a time of remembering why you came to planet earth and for praying, intending, and dreaming of the life within you that longs to be brought to the surface, and lived.

During the final days of 2008 look back with appreciation on all that has occurred. Above all take the time to appreciate the growth you have achieved this year - the increase in faith, the increased desire to be a loving person, the ability to be resourceful and make due at times when you didn't know where to turn. These are the gifts of the soul that your creator is presenting to each and every one of you. And with these gifts you can approach the new year, with a renewed sense of excitement, adventure, and freedom. 2009 is going to be a year of movement and change and great spiritual growth upon your planet earth. Those of you who have been turning to God have built a solid foundation in your lives. You are the lighthouses built upon the rocks. You are the sources of light and sources of wisdom for those who have built their lives on shakier foundations. You are the ones who will be called upon for answers, inspiration, and joy. There is nothing ever to fear because God is in charge here, dear ones. Give to one another from the abundance you do have. Share you excess and the things you no longer need. Share your wisdom, your love, your time, gifts and talents - when it is a joy to do so. It is in the simplest gifts that the greatest joys are experienced. Fill your cup first, as always, then give from the abundance you do truly have.

You are clearing out the residues of your past so you can move into the new year unencumbered. If there are any burdens weighing you down - either internal or external, write them down and give them to God. Ask for an increased experience of the divine light within you dear friends, for with this light comes the awareness that all is within you, waiting to be called forth into grand and glorious expression.

Happy New Year. Happy New You!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Celebrate the light that is you

Search your hearts dear ones, in times that are both easy and difficult, and find the light within you - the light that is you - for this is the true meaning of the holidays. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, you celebrate a light given by God that burns bright in humble darkness. You are that light for the world dear friends. That light burns bright within you. You are that miracle. You are the ones who work so hard to bring spiritual truth to a world that has been asleep now for some time.

Your world is waking up dear friends. People are realizing that old ways of existing and surviving don't work. It would seem right now that nothing works except turning to God, believing in that light within yourself, and walking with intent, faith, and trust. So many souls are so frustrated because they did everything 'right' and yet life does not look as they expect it should. This causes so much frustration in your human hearts, especially during your holiday season.

Let go of your expectations, dear friends, for God has better ones. Assume that no matter what your position in life, it is the light within directing your lives. Assume that no matter what you are loved, cared for, and guided. If you can't give the gifts you wish you could give, be the gift. If you can't pay the bills, ask God what it is you have to learn now - faith, trust, opening to receive from others perhaps, surrendering to a different movement than you originally anticipated? Stop calling yourselves failures and beating yourselves up. You are precious souls, beloved by God. If you have lost someone dear friends, ask God to help you see past the illusion of this temporal existence and to connect with the eternal soul of your loved one. Dear friends, these things are truths. The soul is eternal and life is short. Life is a gift, no matter what your circumstances.

So as you enjoy your holiday season, celebrate the true light dear ones - the light of God within you, the light that IS you. Be that light for the world no matter what your circumstances. Live as if you are loved. Life as if you have love to give. It is your smile that is the greatest gift to a stranger, your love that is your greatest gift to your family, your laughter that is your greatest gift to a friend. It is a life lived with an open heart that is your greatest gift to the world, and your gratitude is your greatest gift to your guides and angels. Your presence upon this earth dear ones, and your willingness to love and be loved, is a gift to God.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Your presence is the present

As your mother earth stretches, creaks, and groans, know too that you are starting to feel the growing pains associated with movement after a long period of dormancy. The movement, dear friends, is in your heart. As you approach your celebrations of the holidays - celebrations that mark the miracle of light coming into the world - know that God's light is awakening in a greater way within each and every one of your own hearts. You are wanting more expression, kinder treatment, more honesty and integrity. You are seeking out the company of those of like mind and like heart and wanting less time with those who choose to view themselves as powerless. Many of you are releasing the urge to 'fix' others and worried about whether or not you will still have compassion in your hearts as you experience this new sense of freedom.

Dear ones, this is simply growth. You are simply realizing greater truths - that each soul upon the earth is the one solely responsible for their vibrational state, their beliefs, their attitudes, and their behaviors. You can help and encourage others but you can't do the work for them. The greatest gifts you can give others is the example of a life well lived, and spiritual wisdom when it is requested. You can share also your resources, but share from a full cup. Pass along the things that line your cupboards that you no longer want or enjoy. Share from an abundant heart, for GOD dear ones, truly provides for all. God inspires those who have lessons in giving and honest joy in doing so, to give. And God also inspires those in need to receive. God knows the needs of all and if everyone were to listen to the dictates of their heart, there would be no hunger, no homelessness, no hurting hearts. The urge in your heart to smile at a stranger might be the comfort they need to keep going that day. The urge to receive a hug from a friend might be the comfort YOU need to keep going.

These principles can also be applied to your holiday gift giving. Ask God to guide you to give meaningful presents, and you may be surprised at what pops into your mind. It is not the expensive gifts that mean the most dear ones, but the gifts of the heart - your time, your love, your energy, you words, and your wisdom. It is time to return to simple pleasures, like an orange in a stocking, or a jar filled with happy memories you've taken the time to recall and write. It is a time to share sentiment rather than stuff.

This holiday dear ones remember - your presence is the present to the world and those around you.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gifts beyond price

As you embark upon your holiday season remember that your presence is the present to the world. It is your willingness to be who you are, speak the words in your heart, and share of your soul with others around you makes you the gift God intended you to be in this world. There is a balancing going on, on your earth. It is a time of remembering basic values and simple pleasures. It is a time where gathering around the table with others is a blessings more valuable that unwrapping a new present. And while there is nothing wrong with giving things to one another, what is of greater value is to share your hearts.

Share your words of inspiration and kindness. Share the things you would like your loved ones to know. Share how you see their spirits shinging brightly no matter what they see inside of themselves. Write your holiday cards and emails with a note from the heart... "Dear mother/father/brother/sister, I know we may not see eye to eye at all times, but I have always admired your ability/willingness/strength, etc." If they were suddenly not here, upon this planet earth, what would you wish you had said to them. Say it now. In most cases, a simple, "I love you no matter what" would suffice, because truly dear onese, no matter how challenging the people in your life, your soul wants them to 'get' your heart and your love and your desire to see them happy and well. You want to be understood as the bright and beautiful, loving, kind, and compassionate souls that you truly are. And so the gift of kindness that you give to another is really a gift of expression that you give to yourself as well.

These are the gifts beyond price - the ones that last way beyond the season and live in the hearts of the receiver forever.