Do you spend your time trying to 'do good' so that you will eventually be rewarded for your efforts? Do you hope that you will eventually reach a 'promised land' where life will be easier, less stressful, more joyful? Are you so focused on that 'other' place that you spend time wishing and hoping that you were there? The Shift will open the concept of multi-dimensional reality to you and make you aware of the many different worlds that exist simultaneously with your perceived reality, all of which are available to you. But what is more important for you to realize is that your promised land, your nirvana, is right where you are, at any moment in time. If it is unpleasant, uncomfortable or disagreeable, you have to change it. If you were sleeping and were awakened because you were cold, would you not put a blanket on your bed? If you are hungry, do you not stop to eat? When you are thirsty, do you not drink?
So much of life today is about hurrying up, experiencing as much as you can in as little time as possible. Journeys that once took days or weeks now take minutes. There is a sense of urgency about everything in life today that causes you to believe that if you do not act immediately, you will lose an opportunity. So you have learned to act first and think later, without regard to the consequences of your actions. Yes, you can always make other choices, but why put yourselves through the trial of having to experience the same lessons over and over again? You always have the opportunity, if you choose to take it, to consider what you are choosing and whether it is really what you want before you make that decision. And you must consider the source of your thinking-are you thinking from the head or from the heart?
This is an amazing time of truth and honesty. Truth about who and what you are and being honest with yourself and others. Now is the time to take a good honest look at yourselves and the lives that you lead. Are you being true to yourself? Does your life reflect that truth??
Last week we worked on valuing our beautiful gift of ego in its balanced state as we worked on Resetting Ego. This is the equivalent to appreciating ourselves from the perspective of Love and Compassion. From that balanced place, the infinite value of All Life is implicit. Better than becomes unnecessary. Less than becomes obsolete. Equal to is sought in each interaction through Love and Compassion, even if the compassion of the moment means letting go or saying no. It’s easy to Love the happy, fun times.
Sometimes I have the impression that you think it is honorable to devaluate yourself, or dishonorable to value yourself more. I am not telling you to swagger, but I do tell you to honor yourself more. Honor your place in the world. Honor the space you occupy.
As I step out of the shower, I can feel the weight of melancholy pulling at my chest. There’s a sadness I can’t explain. I sit down on the edge of the tub and give presence to it-allow it to live and breathe within me, and wait for it to deliver its wisdom. With each slow, deep breath, the answer begins to surface. Spring is in the ethers, and my winter of writing is coming to an end.
Council of Light, thank you for your abiding presence and patience with
my infrequent connection. Please shed understanding about what is
happening at this time. Things feel stuck and appear to be going
nowhere and the doldrums are challenging. What is coming for us? Is
there something we should be doing to prepare? What can we do to best
I soak you in My love. I bathe you in My love. I drown you in My love, and, so, you are able to breathe better. No longer do you need to hold your breath. Now you live your breath. There is no danger, and so now you can breathe deeply of the air and love I surround you with. Now you can expand your lungs and your heart and your sense of peace. Love purifies the air you breathe.
If you could see yourself as the Universe sees you, you would never doubt your abilities, connection or power. You would be constantly aware of the limitless resources that are available to help you and the beauty and perfection of your life experience. You would be aware that every question is answered and every need is met instantaneously. Each step on your path would be taken with confidence because you would be aware that you already know everything that you need to know to resolve your karma and heal on every level. All of these things are available to you when you have confidence in your Self.
The world offers many different ways to improve yourself. You can improve your body by making it look younger, thinner or more fit. You can improve your mind through education, reading, and sharing in others' knowledge. You can improve your lifestyle by getting a different job, earning more money or buying successively bigger homes and cars and purchasing more material goods. All of these things can make your life appear to be better on the outside. But the outside is not what is important. The focus on continuously improving yourself on the outside implies that you are not already perfect. And it ignores the fact that the outside is merely a reflection of what is happening on the inside.