Saturday, November 30, 2013

Give thanks for it all

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, whether you have recently celebrated the holiday or not, for in truth we give thanks for you every day of our eternal existence! You are all so very brave to incarnate upon your planet Earth, for Earth is one of the toughest schools in the universe - rich with both potential for understanding the diversity and beauty of God's love in so many different forms, and yet also challenging beyond measure because of the very same.

You can find God more easily dear ones when you practice finding gratitude for all things, all beings, and indeed all situations in your life. You can experience love more easily if, for example, when you are presented with something less than loving you can say, "Thank you God for showing me ways in which I did not love myself in the past and thus drew this situation into my life! Now I choose love. Now I choose to walk away from painful experiences. Now I choose better. Bless the unevolved and unenlightened ones. Thank you for helping me grow into greater light."

Can you be thankful for what is good in your life, even when some things are not there yet? Can you give thanks even for the trials, knowing you have learned? Can you look back upon everything in your life and find something to be thankful for? If you can, dear ones, you are embracing truth. You are embracing love. You are embracing the fact that the sun shines behind all clouds, and God's love is ever-present guiding you in each moment to a kinder and more loving life.

Give thanks dear ones. Live in gratitude. Seek out the things you can be thankful for now. Every second that you focus upon love is an investment in a more beautiful and kind reality in your future!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sunlight and dust

Celebrate! There is great light coming into your planet now. The veils between the heavens and earth are thinner, there is great opportunity for manifestation, healing, and stepping into an even deeper awareness of who you really are. And yet, with great light always comes a great stirring up of the darkness that has been dormant for quite some time.

Think of it this way. Imagine you have moved into a very large and lovely old home. In this house, there is a room in your home that has been sealed off for decades. The windows and curtains have been closed. The contents are shrouded in darkness and the dust and cobwebs have gathered. The air is stagnant and unmoving. Suddenly, you open that door that has been shut for so long. You fling open the windows, draw back the curtains and allow fresh air and light to stream in. Suddenly there is a great influx of light, but along with it, a stirring up of the dust, cobwebs, and stale air. As the new comes in, the old must go, and for a short time, you may cough, sneeze, and even say to yourself, "My goodness! What a mess!" However, when the dust settles, the light streams into the room and you have an opportunity to clean out the old, this room is filled with new life, new hope, and perhaps even new decor that better suits the life you are living now.

This is exactly what is going on now upon your earth, in your lives, and in your very consciousness. The light was always there. The dark was always there. However right now, great light is penetrating the darkness, stirring everything up. Thus you see monumental storms upon your planet, in your lives, and in your hearts. You see people suddenly acting out in ways that seem unthinkable. You feel, at times, an incredible sense of urgency to get things done. And yet, dear ones, our advice to you would be to relax, focus on the small simple pleasures of life, and let the dust settle! Allow the challenges in life simply to be dealt with - without drama, without wondering what you have done "wrong" (for indeed there is no wrong in our book, just lessons), and without adding to the chaos.

Choose, using the beautiful gift of your free will, to say, "My goodness things are stirred up! People are stirred up! A great light must be rising up in the world and in my life. I will choose to be kind and loving to myself, and to the best of my ability, to others as well. I will choose to turn away from drama, and to embrace peace. I will handle the things that require attention in my life, knowing that I have done nothing wrong, and that at any moment I can turn my attention to the light and away from the darkness."

Let the dust settle dear ones, and celebrate the influx of beautiful light, even amidst the storms, the chaos, and the trials you are experiencing. You are, after all, made of this very same light.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Life is, you interpret

Life just “is” and you get to choose how you experience and label it. You get to label life as “good” or “bad,” “right” or “wrong,” “desirable” or “deplorable.” Through the way you choose to interpret the simple facts of life, you get to create a happy or a sad experience of reality.

Most of your labels were programmed into you in early childhood. You can choose to change them. What if, for example, every time you spilled the milk, your parents said to you, “Oh how pretty! Look at all that white liquid running all over! I wonder if we can mop it up quickly! Here let us see who can clean this up faster! Ready, set, go!” What if every time you made a so-called mistake, those around you said, “Congratulations! You made a mistake! You have taken a risk! You are learning! We are so proud of you!” What if everytime someone was angry at you, those around said to you, “Oh I’m so sorry that this person is hurting so much that they had to take their anger out on you. Let us join our hands and hearts and pray that they feel better soon.” We offer these suggestions, dear ones, to help you see that most of your interpretations of life were given to you in childhood. Now, you as adults, get to choose whether or not they make you happy.

Next time something upsets you, ask yourself, “What are the facts of the situation? Can I choose an interpretation that makes me feel better? Can I choose to label this situation in such a way that it empowers me, rather than steals my God given right to feel love in this moment? Can I look at my normal conditioning and decide if that is what I want to keep... or would I rather create a different interpretation of reality?”

The sun rises every morning. You get to choose if that is a positive experience or not. “Oh look, that horrible blinding light is coming through my windows shining into my eye and waking me up,” or “Oh how beautiful that warm sun feels on my face, bringing life, awakening my spirit into this new day, a brand new chance to create a brand new reality.”

A loving interpretation of reality, dear ones, is the best interpretation of all.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Each moment is new

Each moment of your life is new, precious, and unique. It can never be recreated exactly the same way. In each moment, you get a chance to say, "Who am I now? What do I want to bring into this moment? Do I want to bring my past into my present? Do I want to create a new experience? Do I want to see what unfolds?" You get to choose, dear ones, what you bring into each special, precious, and unique "now."

If your past was painful you can make a choice right now to focus on something better. You can say, "Yes, I remember how much something hurt me, but in this moment, no one is hurting me now. No one is in charge of my reality now except for me! Now I choose to take my attention and turn it away from the pain. I choose to love myself and be kind to myself. I choose to do something nice for myself. I choose to focus on something that uplifts my soul. I choose to focus on perhaps uplifting another's soul. I choose to focus on anything I possibly can, however small, that is loving and kind." And in this fashion, dear ones you build spiritual muscle. You practice turning away from habitual and ingrained memories and thoughts that do not make you feel good... now. You learn that you and you alone get to choose who and what is carried with you into each moment. You remember, that you are a NEW YOU with each and every breath you take.

Likewise, even your most positive memories cannot be recreated, but rather can be made once again, anew. When you fall in love with a person, do not expect them to be the same tomorrow. Look at them as if you see them for the first time, as if you love them for the first time. When you fall in love you look for the best in another. What if you could look for the best in each other, all beings, every day? Likewise, say you enjoy an event, a celebration, or a ritual such as eating your breakfast and drinking your coffee. See if you can recreate this experience anew every time you enjoy it by bringing the full focus of your love and attention into the present. Do not expect things or people to be the same... bring your best self to them, and then they may be even better!

Dear ones, each moment, each breath, is a gift. We know how difficult it is to overcome the human tendency to carry the past into the future, however, with practice, you can lean to create each moment, fresh and new, bringing only the love you wish to see into the present, and therefore, also into the future.