Saturday, September 28, 2013

Now is all you have

We would pray that each and everyone one of you could stop analyzing whether or not you "should" want what you want in life. Can you simply say to yourself, "This is what I desire. I don't know why. I don't know if it is best for me or not, but I want to explore this creation of mine. I want to see where it leads me."

Humanity spends too much time, in our opinion, trying to look ahead to the future, rather than living life right here and now. If you have a desire to do something, then start taking steps in that direction. If you have a desire to explore a relationship that is mutual, by all means do so. Stop asking, "Will this make me happy? Will this be in my highest good?" for in truth dear friends, you get to choose how to make yourselves happy. If you were truly able to embrace each moment, then you would know, in that moment, what makes you happy or not. You would dance with life, rather than trying to arrange it. You would dance with other human beings as they are, rather than trying to get them to conform to your expectations. You would learn that you can move towards something or move away, very much as the animals do, depending on whether it inspires you in the moment, or not.

You have choice in every moment dear ones. You fear that if you make a choice now, you are stuck with it, but in reality, you have a new choice in the very next moment. So live your lives rather than over thinking them. Live them now, and now, and now again. Dance with what is in front of you now. Trust your hearts in this moment now. Do what feels most joyful and inspiring to you now. For now, dear ones, is all you ever truly have.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Every heart wants acknowledgment

Without exception every human heart seeks to be seen, acknowledged, and loved. Every heart wants the world to soothe its pains, see its goodness, and celebrate its expressions. Every act of kindness and every seeming act of "random" violence stems from the heart's desire to be seen.

Those who wreak havoc in your world and in your lives are crying out in desperation. "See my pain. Acknowledge my wounded heart." Those who express their viewpoints strongly are saying, "Please acknowledge that I have something of value to contribute to this world." Those who argue with you are saying, "Please tell me my opinion has value." And likewise, beneath every conflict, beneath every sad story is a heart seeking validation, acknowledgment and love.

So when you see the sad stories on your news, or when you run into the cantankerous individuals in your own lives, instead of thinking to yourself, "They're awful! I can't stand them!" try instead to say, "I'd rather not be around them, but let me send them love. Let me acknowledge their pain if only silently in my own heart. Let me send the energy of compassion towards them." As always, we are never suggesting you should stay around abusive or unkind behaviors, but we are saying that the souls who commit these acts are in need of love, prayers, and compassion... at least in the depths of your own hearts.

Do your best to avoid falling into the world's need to hate, judge, and label the wounded souls. Instead say to yourself, "The are made of the very same light that I am. They just forgot. I will pray for their upliftment. I will pray they remember who they are. I will pray that someday they will come to know this beautiful love inside of their own hearts so they no longer feel a need a dim it in others." And then dear ones, go about your happy day, knowing that you have planted seeds of love and kindness in the depths of someone else's pain. You are the lights in this world, and we are so very grateful for each and every one of you.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Change is natural

It is the nature of the universe to expand. Change is inevitable and although you will all go through very natural periods of dormancy, there will also be phases of your life when it is time to release the old in order to make room for the new.

This can be as simple as getting rid of old clothes to get ones that please you more. It can be releasing a home you no longer enjoy in favor of one that provides more financial flexibility and freedom. It can mean giving up an old way of thinking to allow greater happiness. Whenever you are wanting to create something new it is natural that you will find you must release something either inside or outside of yourself to make room for this.

So ask yourselves when you consider that which you want to bring into your life, "What would I have to give up? Would I have to give up old thought patterns? Would I have to compromise anything? Would I have to change my life in any way? Is there any resistance inside of me to this change?" For if there is resistance, you may not yet be ready for your creations to come into being. All of your being must be aligned with that which you want to create.

Change is natural dear ones. Sometimes you do give up old comfortable thoughts and things in order to have a greater joy. And yet like a child releasing the old toys he or she no longer plays with, there is likely to be a bit of nostalgia and perhaps even a bit of resistance. Everything in your lives, however, is born of the energy of God. It simply changes form.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Endless choices

Take a deep breath. As you breathe in you breathe in the energy of all possibility in your life. Breathe out. Release limiting notions of what you can be, achieve, or have in your life. For with God all things are possible.

It is easy to feel trapped by life circumstances, but in all cases dear ones you, you have choice. You have the power to choose thoughts that are loving and positive, or thoughts that are conditioned and often negative. You have the power to perceive life as a a journey of opportunity for expanding love, or as a dance of survival. You have the choice to view people and situations in your life as obstacles, or opportunities for transformation.

So next time you say to yourself, "Oh I have to..." try saying to yourself, "I choose to..." For example you say, sometimes with a heavy heart, "I have to go to this job to pay the bills." Sigh. And yet how much more powerful to say, "I choose to go to this job to pay the bills. It is the most loving choice I can make given my present circumstances. However I have choice. I have opportunity! I can pray and look for a new job. I can eliminate some of my financial burdens. I can give up everything and live in a tent on the beach!" We hear you now. "No I can't do that." Well dear ones, with all due respect, we remind you, yes you can! You have endless choices, possibilities, and opportunities!

We would like to offer you a little game that you could play with yourself or one another. Next time you say, "I have to..." with a heavy heart, get creative. Write down all the other possible choices! "I could..." Make them outlandish, silly, amusing, and sometimes you will find even inspiring. Brainstorm with friends. Allow yourself to add to your list. Soon you will see that the only thing holding you bound is your own thoughts, your own sense of duty, your own definitions of responsibility. Out of this exercise you may see that you ARE making the most loving choice right now but that there are other possibilities. You may see that you are choosing out of habit and you may want to make changes. You may see that you have been your own personal dictator! Dear ones, allow yourselves, at least in your thinking to be free! Allow yourselves to consider other options, other possibilities. For never in truth are you truly trapped in any situation! Your so uls are and eternally will be, free.