While teaching on the Alaska cruise, I was reminded of how important it is for people to learn how to stop and experience life without the distraction of a never-ending to-do list. Too many of my conversations with others centered around feeling overwhelmed and yet uncomfortable with downtime. Hence this week's newsletter last published in 2007 - a message worth repeating.
You are the determiner of how you deal with life. Life may land on your lap, but what comes next is your choice. I know you have felt at the mercy of life. Sometimes you have felt that life beleaguers you, takes pot shots at you, is even out to get you.
I would wish for you that you be completely attuned to the flow of life around you. I would wish for you that you be so attuned to the flow that you do not even hesitate to change direction and follow that feeling, as long as it flows deeply, as long as it is connected and true.
And what you need to do is train yourself to recognize the signals. You need to train yourself through establishing connection and through experimentation. Learn to connect and follow.
Sadness and a strange loneliness are surrounding us now as we leave the Old behind. Many feel like they may burst into tears as emotions are running high. There continues a vast stillness where nothing seems to be moving, and a feeling of being “stuck” abounds. As we try to resolve things and move ahead, we seem to get nowhere, as we encounter yet more roadblocks. This energy is yet the energy of the last of “the end”, for very soon, we will all be moving rapidly ahead.
You are a part of such a family of Love that your little mind can barely touch even the hem of this garment, this great and glorious wholeness that supports you in everything and cares for you so completely that every part of your great multi-dimensional being is fulfilled, loved and made whole.
All That I Am is that which you are, and everything is a living heart beat, in and out of existence, pumping Love through the whole, everything brightened in relationship and every part of Creation knows every other aspect, and greets and meets and loves, while at the same time, there is the perfect peace and silence of pure consciousness that holds every part of you in perfect stillness – that you might know yourself as the All, as pure God consciousness.
Being the ecstatic presence of the heart of God, this, beloved ones, is the experience that now fully becomes your daily life, living in the eternal Now Moment, in the fullness of ecstatic joy, completely alive as My living presence. Because of this, you lift up humanity easily to the Real, and once in the Real allowing the explosion of Love in your hearts to truly dissolve any images of who you are, and free and open, allowing Me to become your full identity as well.
We have spoken often of allowing the River of Life to claim you, of allowing your heart to be so open and so present that all the Love that I Am is fully embodied as you, and every life, be it the most tiny microscopic or the most glorious and expanded being – every life is to be loved by you for you are the heart of God I Am.
Today is a day to fill yourself with joy, joy unutterable, joy abounding, joy simply because you are alive.
Today is a day to remember that you have this power, that you have the power to bring yourself into the full grace of being, to connect deeply within each moment as it passes, and to dip down deep into the well of joy that it contains.
Underneath your fears and worries, underneath the drama of your everyday concerns, underneath all of that, lying still within a great pool of peace is a little drop of pure joy. This is a joy that knows nothing of circumstances which come and go. This is a joy that is not concerned with anything at all, that exists just because it exists, that is because it is.
The corridors of Self and Soul have now merged. All beings upon this planet Earth can hear their destiny singing its lullaby as it weaves peace, love, harmony and light into their physical existence. Just as Gaia herself is exploding and imploding with New life so are we. . . there will not be one space in this dimension that is not softened and cleared by Universal Purity and Grace.