Today is a day to focus on your own beauty, the glowing wonder that is you. Today, spend a moment in quiet, breathe down to a peaceful place, and then see the light that shines within you, the beautiful glowing light in your center. Take time to contemplate this light. See its beauty as it glows steadily and brightly in your center.
This light is always there, glowing, even when you cover your gifts, even when you hide in shame or shyness or when you feel that others are keeping you from shining out. Even so, the glow is there; the shining does not stop.
You are still you, with all of your talents and abilities. You are still you, with the unique way that you view the world, your own way of expression. You are still you, and you are still made of love, love unending, love that is a part of the great endless flow of love that is the essential heart of being. All of this is true, no matter what.
Life offers so much more than you have ever imagined. Life offers energies which no one can articulate and understand, but which are there, tangible and real, forces that influence you every moment of every day. Life offers great serendipities and connections, great arcing connections which reach across lifetimes, centuries, tying together the lines of fortune and fate. Life offers grand patterns, swirling sequences, as well as dots of individuality.
There is so much happening, and yet you feel limited, you feel trapped and small, you worry about the smallest details which will not even happen, in all likelihood.
Open up your mind. Open up your vistas. Lift yourself up out of these mundane energies and up into the cosmic swirl. Lift yourself up into the levels at which life truly happens, where the light is bright and the love glows strongly, where the shadows of fear and doubt are but vague memories.
Imagine, if you will, a life of peace, love and faith. You do not have specific goals and plans, for you trust in the unfolding of life. You trust that if, minute by minute, you do what your heart tells you to do, you will naturally and easily accomplish what needs to be done.
You do not question and probe, wondering why this is so and when this or that will happen. You trust in the unfolding of time, knowing that at the highest and widest there is no linear time, merely being, and so simply being as you are in this moment is the ultimate accomplishment. To connect deeply and widely with everything that this moment contains cannot be surpassed by anything else you might do or accomplish.
And yet, somehow you accomplish much. And you accomplish it, whatever it may be, with a sense of peace inside, knowing that what you do is in full congruence with your own truth, as expressed through that quiet sense of being and knowing that lives within you.
Simple truth includes doing what you say you will do. That you can be relied on makes a world of difference. Most of all, you want to be able to rely on yourself. Being able to rely on yourself means you can be sure-footed. It means you can have confidence in yourself.
Be careful what you promise. Let your stated intentions be true. Intending to pay a bill isn't the same as paying it. Intending to plant a garden isn't the same as planting it. Intending to pick up milk at the store doesn't fill the glasses on the table. Would a dairy farmer say, "I meant to milk the cows today."
Paula continues her question to God:
Dear God, while I thank You for Your beautiful answer to my question, Your answer compels me to make another one: Do You mean that we should look for all sorts of entertainment to enjoy ourselves, as it seems to be for so many people in the world today? Do You mean that '”if it feels good, just do it”? With gratitude, Paula
Not at all, beloved. You know the answer to your question. We are not talking about entertainment. Entertainment goes only so far. With entertainment, you can be escaping life, not entering it. Search for outer activities can become a search for oblivion. There is no need for you to be the life of the party nor the star roller coaster champion nor anything at all but what you are.
We know power of healing and strength is builds over time. With time this knowledge is gained to understand such a great gift of healing. Yes we all get hurt at one point or another, physically, mentally and emotionally. The natural progression of healing takes place after any form of injury. The real healing begins when we take notice of the healing process.
Today I would like to give you a special holiday gift, the gift of a moment of peace, in the midst of your holiday preparations. I would wish for you, right now, that you stop and take a deep breath. Yes, a very deep breath. Feel the muscles in your shoulders relaxing. Feel the tension freeing around your forehead and in your jaw. Take another deep breath and another, and with each breath release the tension which is beginning to pile up, your worries over gift-giving, your worries over money you are spending, your worries over family gatherings which have been fraught with tension in the past.
Your life is not something to be controlled and prodded and pushed into shape. Your life is flowing, like water. Let it flow, naturally and easily. Yes, here and there you can direct this flow; you can go down one tributary instead of another. But the power is all in the movement, in the flow, in the continuance.
It is not an easy thing to learn, to live and make your choices while you are in the middle of a flowing stream, but so it is. There are times when you wish life would stand still for just a moment while you think things through, but it is not to be. You must learn to do your thinking while you are floating downstream, to make your choices on the fly, right now, when the moment of choice is upon you.
Wow! Wow again! What energy August brought in! Never before have I felt such pushing, movement, and magnitude of forceful energy. Thank goodness we have been preparing all these months (and years!) so that we could accommodate this incredible amount of source energy. As it increases exponentially and builds upon itself, each month will bring in much more excitement and forward movement than the month before. Because of this acceleration of energy we continue to experience, and the exciting manifestations it creates, What's Up will be accelerating as well to a bi-monthly, and at times, a weekly report.