Saturday, September 27, 2014

Heavenly Success

Anything worth doing on this planet involves growth, for that is the reason you embark upon any journey. Everything you attempt is, ultimately, an attempt to understand the light and the love that lives within you. Whether you begin a project with the intention to better yourself, to contribute, to earn money, to have creative expression, to help another... or for any other reason, you are ultimately seeking to embrace and express the light within you. You are seeking the joy that comes with embracing and expressing this light. That, dear friends, is our definition of success - to know and feel the joy of embracing and expressing the light within you. And if you do so, human manifestations of "success" will follow.

However, too many times you get lost in the thicket of human thought. Am I doing enough? Learning enough? Contributing enough? Making enough? It is easy to forget that the journey is more important than the destination. We would rather you ask yourself this question, "Am I enjoying the journey? Am I experiencing and expressing love?" If not, what can you do, what can you change, right now, in this moment to make your life more loving? For in doing so, you ultimately "correct your course," "get back on path," and begin to enjoy your lives once again. You begin to enjoy success now, rather than waiting for some arbitrary human goal. You begin to exist once again, in the streams of grace.

Dear ones, we want all of you to "succeed" first and foremost in the spiritual sense, by living a joyful life, filled with love! We know in the heavens that if you accomplish this, one moment at a time, human accomplishments will follow for it is a natural by-product of creating a loving existence. So today, right now... enjoy a moment of "success" by choosing to be kind to yourselves, to give yourself a moment of love and appreciation and to ask yourself, "What is the most authentically loving thing I can do for myself right now, right in this next moment." Breathe, receive, and do it. There... you have succeeded!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Focus on the light

Celebrate amidst the chaos on earth, amidst the darkness, pain and suffering, because this type of turmoil results from the light attempting to rise to the surface of human hearts. Every perspective wants to be acknowledged now. Everyone wants to be seen as having validity to their being. And everyone wants to be understood as a creation worth of love.

Love, dear ones is not always a 'warm fuzzy feeling.' Real love is an acknowledgment of the truth - that there is one Creator and one light that animates all beings... whether they realize it or not. Love says, "I see beyond your behaviors, your thoughts, your appearance.. deep into the essence of your being. I can love that light. I can love that spark of Divinity. I can love who you really are... whether or not you are even aware of that truth inside of yourself."

In a very practical way, Love can look at even those who hurt your feelings, who treat you unkindly, who lie, cheat, and steal, and say, "I know who you really are! I choose to focus on the spark of Divinity within you, no matter how small or how dim. I will not dignify your dark behaviors, your ill thoughts, you unkind wishes. I will engage with you in a way that is healthy for me, for I respect my own light whether you respect yours or not. I will love the truth of your being, but I will not dignify your darkness." And then dear ones you send them on their way with wishes that someday they too will see their light.

You do not have to dance with souls who do not embody kindness. You do not have to allow abusive behaviors in your life. And as you become firmly rooted and comfortable in the reality that it is healthy and wise to honor the light within yourself, you will notice that it is easier to love even your so-called "enemies." In truth, no soul is your enemy. All souls are your family. Just as in your human families we encourage you to honor the light within all, but as well to create healthy, loving boundaries that honor your own.

The world is indeed in a bit of chaos right now, but you need not dance in the darkness. You can choose with your free will to focus on all that is good, beautiful, and true. You can imagine those who have left the planet, even in the most unthinkably hard ways, happy in heaven, being received with love and celebration. You can imagine beautiful nature springing up and growing over war torn areas, or even more beautiful cities being built, because in time this is what will occur. Darkness, by its very nature, is temporary. Love is eternal.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Creating peace

At times the world may seem overwhelming to you. You look out and see pain and suffering, wars and violence. However from the heavens, we see light attempting to emerge, even in the most hardened of human hearts. So many want their perspective to be acknowledged. So many want others to understand their pain. And whether they acknowledge it or not, everyone, every single solitary soul on this planet longs to reconnect with the goodness and the light inside. That is why you incarnated to begin with.

So when you see the wars and the acts of violence upon your earth, instead of falling into sadness and despair, remember, that you can do something about if - if not on a physical plane, certainly in the realms of energy where all thoughts and feeling originate. You can say to yourself, "You know what... this is not my war. This is not my lesson. This is not the game in which I choose to play. I will pray for all involved. If I am called to do so, I'll help in a tangible way, but if not, I will choose to contribute to the truth, the peace, the harmony, and beauty in life. I choose peace in my own heart, mind, life, and community."

Then, dear ones, choose peace.

Choose not to be at war with yourselves. Be kind to your bodies. When you catch yourself in the act of self criticism, embrace yourself instead. Stop the violence within. Choose to avoid the dramas and arguments with others. If their perspectives do not match yours or how you choose to live your life, make changes. Walk away. Start the process of creating a new job, or a life transition. Better to walk away in peace than stay in a situation at war.

Be the peacemakers - the ones who choose to send love and prayers even for those whose actions are so dark you cannot imagine they have any light within. Send love to those in your lives who hurt you for they too are in need of upliftment. And send love to those parts of yourselves that you would wish to annihilate too for even they need love to be transformed. Listen to one another's perspectives even if you do not agree, for every thought, every feeling, every desire has its place upon the planet earth, whether or not that place is in "your space" or not.

God bless you dear ones. It is both a challenging and an exciting time to be upon the earth. Beautiful new light is emerging, but as always, it will stir up those lost in misunderstanding until they too can embrace a higher and more beautiful reality.

You can live and abide in that heaven right here, and right now.