Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pause - don't miss your life

Pause dear friends, throughout your day, to appreciate the miracles all around you. So many of you create unnecessary stress and worry, always looking forward to the future with concern. Will I get my bills paid? Will I be able to go on vacation? Will my car break down? Will my children grow into their full potential? Will I be well? So many worries, and so many concerns rob you of life, dear ones. While we certainly appreciate the human need to make plans and to structure your days, we also realize that life itself happens one moment at a time, and if you are always worrying about the future or wishing you were in some other situation, you will miss the joy and the opportunity that is right in front of you, right now.

If you worry about feeding your children by dinnertime, you will miss feeding their souls by being present with them here and now.

If you worry about paying your bills, you will miss the opportunities and the guidance that is available each moment - the very opportunities and guidance that will help you pay them more easily.

If you worry about your health, dear ones, you can worry yourself sick. Instead focus on what is well within you and in o doing, amplify your well being.

If you worry about others, you support their problems. Instead focus on their soul's light and truth and in so doing, be part of the solution.

So many of you were taught, erroneously, that worry indicates care. In a sense, it is one way to show you care. However, there are more evolved ways to care about yourselves and others that allow you to create what you want rather than inviting to you what you fear. Instead of hurry and worry, slow down, breathe, be present to life around you now. Slow down, breathe, and notice your own thoughts and feelings. Slow down, breathe, and truly be with life around you. In this space of no worry, just faith, and true presence, you will find the gifts that are already and always there with you - inside of you, around you, and coming through the presence of others in your lives.

Don't hurry and worry so much that you miss the moments of your lives dear ones. Eventually all you worry about will come to pass. The question is only this - will you choose to enjoy the journey? Life is short even if you live over a hundred years. It is a precious gift. Be present to it, and you will enjoy it and treasure it so much more thoroughly. This is how one lives a life of riches beyond compare.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A grateful heart

Allow yourselves to stop, breathe, and appreciate life. It is all too easy to focus on what is not working, what needs to be done, and what bothers you, and ye, there is so much around you to be grateful for.

A grateful heart recognizes the abundance that is already there - the roof over your head, the food on the table, a profusion of wildflowers, an abundance of talent inside of you, or the full heart that comes from spending time with family, friends, or animals.

A grateful heart searches for the proof that you are loved already by God - the beautiful sunsets, the song of the birds in the mornings and the evenings, and all the little reminders that your needs are being met.

A grateful heart understands that no matter what you achieve there will always be more to do, so can stop, acknowledge, and appreciate each moment.

A grateful heart knows that while life may present challenges and irritations, these are opportunities for growth, and that you can give thanks, learn, and move through them with grace.

A grateful heart pauses in front of the mirror each morning to give thanks for the beautiful soul that you see staring through your own eyes and for the gift and the magic and the miracle of life itself.

Life upon your earth, no matter how long it lasts, is temporary. Give thanks for all that comes with it dear ones, for your souls last forever but your experiences here, as well as these opportunities to learn will pass. Enjoy your lives... even if you are concerned about money, even if you have a long to-do list, even if you are presented with someone or something you'd rather not have in front of you. Stop, breathe, give thanks.
Listen to the lessons, celebrate the joys, and know you are loved.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Abundance comes from your talents

Your abundance dear ones already exists within you. You have gifts and talent to share with the world. You have a kind word for a stranger. You have a warm glance and a smile for someone who looks harried and hurried. Perhaps you have the gift of nurturing, of healing, of creativity, of understanding finances, or creating new technologies. Perhaps you counsel others, or are a good listener. Maybe you are an excellent parent, a lover of animals, or someone who is in love with our dear mother earth.

Whenever you feel lack in your life dear ones, reach within. Start doing what you love to do. Start sharing of your gifts and talents in even the smallest of ways. When you share you true heart with the world, you will feel rich from the inside out. And in doing so you open up new avenues for financial abundance, new connections for relationships with those of like mind and heart, and most importantly of all, you feel the joy of being who God designed you to be.

Start now. Share your gifts and talents in even the smallest of ways. Your world, and your life will become a much richer, brighter, and happier place.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Create peace now

Peace is within your capacity to create at all times. Peace comes from resting in God's love, knowing your truth, honoring your own direction, and allowing others to do the same. If all in the world could embrace the concepts that they are loved, they are guided, and that their truth is valid for them, while others may or may not share the same, you would sort yourselves out into circles of like minded individuals and be among those who see and share life as you do. You would be able to interact with those who don't in peace and harmony.

This type of sorting out is going on right now on your planet earth. So many are losing jobs just to be moved into more meaningful and respectful positions. Relationships are in a state of flux, either growing together or growing apart. Within yourselves you are finding deeper understandings of who you are and what you want in life, not only at the spiritual level, but as human beings. Truth is emerging.

The emergence of truth can be graceful, however, if you have been ignoring it or stuffing it, it can be very awkward, sudden and upsetting. If you have been in a job that does not serve your soul and suddenly you lose it, the first reaction can be to panic, feel victimized, and be upset, and yet... dear ones, God is at work in your lives, moving you towards greater love. Truth will find its way to the surface dear ones. The more you search within to acknowledge it, bring it with love to the surface of your lives, and then express it with kindness, the more easy your transitions will be.

All movement in your lives, no matter how awkward, is a movement towards greater love - love of God, love of Self, love of others. Choose to see all your changes this way and you will have greater understanding, greater compassion for self and others, and greater peace.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Nurture the most important relationship

As your news continues to spread word of doom and gloom remember that all health begins with your relationship with God, with the divine light inside of yourself that is your true source. If you want to be healthy, listen to your body and your heart. So many of you, god bless you, have been trained to live in your minds. It is this disconnect of the spirit from the body that heavily contributes to the world's ills. Take time each day to breathe slowly and deeply and to imagine your soul's light sinking deeply into each cell of the body. Take time to imagine that this light embraces and dissolves any 'particles' of darkness. You do not have to analyze or understand what these are, just simply allow yourself to imagine they are being embraced and dissolved by the light.

Take time each day to check in with your body for it has a consciousness all its own. Ask it, "Body what do you need now? Do you need rest? Do you need food? Do you need touch? What do you need?" And then, promise at your earliest convenience to meet those needs without judgment. If you need rest, be still. If you need food, ask your body what IT wants and verify this need comes from the body, not the emotions - just simply ask inside of yourself. your body will tell you. If you need touch, sit outside and let the sun touch your skin or the breeze caress you. Find a soft textured blanket and sit with it surrounding you and allow your angels to come inside of it and hug you. Ask for hugs. Hold a hand. There are so many ways you can find to acknowledge the needs of the body dear one, for the spirit is truly in charge.

Rather than fearing bugs and germs, simply fill your spirit and your body with so much love that it becomes inhospitable to invaders, for the bugs and germs on your planet simply exist to remind you when you are not paying attention to your own needs. They are not your enemies. Do not send them hatred. Thank them for reminding you to be well instead, and then dear ones, they will go running.

In this fashion, by acknowledging the purpose in all beings, human, animal, microbe, what have you, and thanking them for the purpose they serve, you will transform your world with the light and the truth of God's love.