Well it's upon us, the much awaited December 21 heralding the end of a cycle of time and the beginning of a new one. To the Mayans and other indigenous cultures, each cycle carries its own unique energy so as we enter this new cycle it is about more than just flicking the calendar page over to start again. We are entering a new era and a new level of consciousness.
The conscious choice is being in complete awareness of the choices already made, predetermined. When we come to a place of decision our soul has made the choice leading to the next level of unlocking or remembering who we are. However, when we arrive at place of indecision our soul has made the choice guiding us to be awakened, but we fail to see the logic or understanding of the choice already made.
Treasure the presents you have given yourself this year. Have you learned to be kinder to yourself? More authentic? More compassionate with you? Have you learned to trust the process of living, and to believe that everything is in right order? Have you given yourself the gift of knowing that good can arise from all things?
For every need on your planet there is a solution. For everyone who has excess there is someone in need. Givers and receivers are matched by God so love can continue to flow unimpeded throughout the universe. So when you are in need of anything, a simple prayer will do... "Dear God, I have a need today for comfort. I have a need for this bill to be paid. I have a desire to meet someone special. I need help arriving to work on time."
I love this time of year and I’m always excited to announce the “Thank You Game,” during Thanksgiving week here in the states. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, saying “thank you” to the people in your life is not only a wonderful way to bring some unexpected kindness to others, it’s also a way to share the wealth of gratitude and to feel the power of connection.
Finding gratitude is not as easy as going to the grocery store to find what is on your list or finding a coin on the street, but it can be. We find gratitude in moments, such as the moments when we go to the store to find exactly what was needed or the coin on the street. Gratitude is an expression of love for what we have in our life, both material and non-material. When we express love what is received, we become open to receiving more and giving from our heart.
The Bridge of Light is a place we come to when we are ready for a great transformation in our life. Whether we are consciously aware of a great change desired, universally or individually, the bridge is a rite of passage. When we walk this path of change and become aware of it, we are offered assistance to better understand what we are undergoing and needing to release to complete the transformation.
True gratitude is love. If love is dependent upon a gift or a particular act, then it isn't love. True love is true gratitude. When you are grateful that someone exists, then that is love. We are cutting to the chase.
I began the last Ascension Note (July 30) by saying July was intense. Well, the last few weeks of August have been even more intense for most, as the changes we have been guided to make were not made in July and earlier. Because of that, it was pretty uncomfortable, as our Souls were saying, “Come on!” Now, we have a bit of a breather, especially if we are beginning to make the changes urged by our Souls.
The brain’s circuits are not fixed. Our experiences constantly change the wiring in our brains, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. The more we do something, the more the brain physically changes as it wires it in. A study of London taxi drivers showed neuroplasticity. It found that the hippocampus of the brain, which is involved in learning new routes as well as with spatial awareness, grew larger the more time they spent driving their taxis.
Be grateful for what you have. Gratitude is a great tool in life. It carries you far. Ingratitude drops you right where you are. Kerplunk. Complaining keeps you mired in what you complain about. Furthermore, complaining brings you more to complain about. Complaining is ingratitude. Ingratitude is a lack of gratitude.
Beloved ones, you are pure Love, open, endless and alive. You are pure joy in the experience of being one with life. You are also pure gratitude. It is the truth of your awareness of the gift of life, of relationship, of the miracle of this moment that is – this moment that contains your limitless freedom and contains your communion with All That Is.
When we are in the life flow, all actions, thoughts, and words feel natural. The sensation we feel while in the flow is one of ease and grace. All that is accomplished while in the flow gives us and others joy. The joy exchanged is one of heartfelt desires. When we stop and listen to our heart’s desires, we then become more open to receiving what we asked for, and we give in the same manner; it's a partnership shared and given equally.
Each individual experience is an incremental part of a lesson or challenge. These experiences add up to the total life lesson. Each individual of the collective life lesson is different, yet similar. As previously spoken, our true purpose is enjoyment, but we have to learn to experience our personal joy. As young children we learned to experience joy effortlessly. We were detached from the world and all that mattered was our joy.