flowing with the flow
♥ 30 November 2018 ♥
♥ 5:19 AM Friday ♥
Happy Present All.
Happy Gift LOVE.
"LOVE sets things right, no matter how unbalanced they may appear. Be heart-centered so that you may know the joy of truth--the truth of your being and the Truth of all beings that flows to the rhythm of All That Is. Take your right-full place alongside Spirit, and you will have the power to see the Good, in all ways."
Thank you so much, everyone. I LOVE and appreciate you all, with all that I AM.
Just as we LOVE and appreciate your Allness, Dear One.
What prevents us from seeing the Good in things?
Judgment. Judgment is what trips us up, every time. The moment we place limitations on LOVE, we end up in fear...and fear cannot see two feet in front of itself because it blind to the truth.
That is a good way to see it.
No wonder I have stumbled so many times. No wonder we all do. We trip ourselves up, like you said.
From where we are standing, there is no such thing as a rule or regulation. LOVE flows. LOVE grows. LOVE evolves. LOVE heals. There is only LOVE to contend with because as far as light is concerned, that is the only law of the universe. Anything that isn't light, isn't real--it has no basis in truth--no real foundation. Nothing can grow from it because nothing can flow from it. So the moment we start judging what is, knowingly or unknowingly, whatever the case may be, we cloud our otherwise perfect inner vision. We start seeing something where there is nothing. Then, we start believing in the thing we have created because it seems real to us--when it is really just a product of our over-active imagination.
If you make the conscious choice to see things from the perspective of oneness, you are aware of your interconnectedness with All That Is. There is no exception to this "rule"--this law that governs the universe in all ways. All is one, and one is all. All you need to do to make yourself aware of this truth is to breathe. Breathing is such a simple, mindless thing. But when we take in the breath of Spirit, it is everything. It is how we feel our connection to all things. The more deeply we breathe, the more peacefull we make ourselves. And from the stance of peacefullness, we are able to see reality as it truly is--layered with LOVE and full of meaning--no matter what angle we choose to view it from, and no matter how we choose to see it. Breathing is the spiritual activity that allows us to set miracles in motion. It is how we see true beauty in things--how we make the best of things.
If we hold our breath for any amount of time, we do not allow LOVE to circulate throughout our entire being. Think about what happens when you hold your breath, Dear One. How do you feel, and what do you see?
I feel anxious and nervous and unsure of things. And I see darkness in varying degrees, darkness where there is usually light. Then, I see imaginary monsters in the darkness. Sometimes, my mind goes into overdrive and I drive myself into a panic.
Because I forget I am experiencing an illusion.
Exactly. We all do it to a certain degree. We are all one. Those of us who succumb to fear easily are highly sensitive to energies. Some of us have this awareness, but many of us do not.
I remember you telling me to breathe the entire time we were writing the book together. I had a nickname for "Spirit Unbound", you know..."Breathe, breathe, breathe..."
That is all ascension really is, LOVE--breathing. You know it. We know it. Everyone knows it. But when we are in a state where we cannot see, and everything seems as though it is closing in on us, it is impossible to remember the truth. And when we are unable to access our spiritual memory, LOVE flows out the window as fear creeps into every room in our house--our sanctuary--our heart. We must make sure that we safeguard ourselves against this kind of "thing", otherwise we will end up moving farther and farther away from our only true reality--LOVE.
How do we remind ourselves and one another to be in LOVE and to stay out of fear?
There are so many ways, Dear One. We can do it with words when we feel ourselves veering in an uncomfortable direction; your body will tighten up when you are experiencing any form of fear, be it anxiety, impatience, frustration, resentment, anger...the whole nine yards. You can come up with a mantra to recite in your mind or out loud, if the situation allows it. Something as simple as saying, "peace" or "all is well" or "only LOVE is real" is enough to bring you back to reality. You can draw peace signs or look at a beautiful picture that brings you to a state of peacefullness. You can sing a song that calms your soul and soothes your spirit. The possibilities are endless, LOVE.
As far as reminding others to be peaceful, let your heart guide you to ways that feel right and good. You may want to put your hand on someone's shoulder if you sense that they are anxious. Peace can also be transmitted through a hug or an outstretched hand. If you find yourself in a heated conversation with a friend or loved one, you have many options to turn things around. You can say nothing and allow healing energy to flow into the empty space. You can lovingly change the subject. You can quietly walk away.... Again, let your heart guide you to loving solutions. LOVE is healing energy, after all.
I forgot what message we opened our healing session with.
Your mind may have forgotten, but your heart remembers, LOVE.
I remember now. It is about losing our mind in a sense, isn't it?
Yes. It isn't about going crazy, as you would call it on your end of the universe. Rather, it is about letting the mind fall into the heart center where it can be transformed through the power of LOVE--allowing the energy of the heart to flow into our thoughts to positively change everything.
Here it is, on page 154.
"If you are using your left brain, you are not in your right mind. LOVE is not logical or rational; it believes in impossible dreams. LOVE is not intimidated by an illusion; it knows the difference between a truth and a lie.
The mind thinks that there is such a thing as a limitation. The heart does not believe in nonsense; it knows better than to always trust the mind."
I stood on the balcony facing the mist, watching the sheer curtain dancing with the wind. I was by myself, but I knew that I wasn't alone. There was a presence with me. I couldn't see it, but I could feel it—healing energy in the background of whatever I was experiencing. Was it a dream? Was I imagining things? Was I in a place I had been before but, for some reason, couldn't remember? It didn't really matter in that moment. All I cared about was this curtain suspended in mid-air that appeared to be attached to nothing. The way it moved fascinated me; I couldn't take my eyes off it.
Directly in front of me was a cluster of buildings. I could see them through the curtain if I squinted hard enough. At least, that's what they looked like from where I stood--buildings. God only knows what they really were. And they kept changing colors. Pink, purple, blue, green, orange...every time the wind changed direction, the curtain revealed a new reality. What is real and what isn't? That was the question that kept flowing to the surface of my mind during this surreal experience. One moment I was looking at buildings. Then, the wind would suddenly kick up, moving the curtain in a way that had me questioning what I was really seeing. What was the truth? Sometimes the buildings looked real. But there were also times when they seemed to be subjects in a watercolor painting, colors dripping into other colors to form new colors and new shapes.
I find it interesting that this happened in 2012 and I can still remember every single detail of it vividly. These days, I forget the reason why I walked into another room.
Back to my story. Suddenly, as if I was in a movie, everything changed. The wind blew harder, the light intensified, and the buildings disappeared. Then, just as suddenly, everything faded to black. I closed my eyes and opened them again, wondering where I really was, wondering if I was really back in my bed.
Celebrating the gift of the present
When did my journal become my healing center? I'm not sure. All I know is that one day I was writing about my life. The next, my life was writing about me. It was a gradual change, a miracle that unfolded over the course of many, many years. Somehow, an ordinary coffee-stained notebook transformed itself into "The School for Higher Learning." And a pen became a magic wand that could turn light into words.
My morning ritual is a silent conversation that sounds like this:
♥ 16 November 2018 ♥
♥ 6:12 AM Friday ♥
Happy Present All.
Happy Gift Love.
I LOVE and appreciate you all, with all that I AM.
Just as we LOVE your Allness, Dear One.
"What message of light do we need to expand together now?"
"LOVE asks for nothing other than our total openness. This is how we experience its fullness--by allowing ourselves to allow."
So, Dear One, what allows us to be in LOVE with the present?"
Total gratitude for what is.
Yes. Gratitude for the light. Gratitude for the so-called darkness. Gratitude for the spirit of transformation that is flowing freely through the never-ending now. It is by being appreciative that we allow our heart and our mind to keep opening. Appreciation is how we make more of things. Focusing on what we have, and celebrating its sacredness, is how we start seeing LOVE where we were never able to see it before.
Everything is sacred, as far as Spirit is concerned. Everything is a gift. Everything is a blessing. Everything is a miracle. But, in order to see that, we must be that. We must bring all our miracles to light by allowing them to surface from our inner depths to the forefront of physical "reality." And, then, we must invite our light to shine by filling ourselves with gratitude--true gratitude--not a fleeting emotional response to having what we have, and then going about our daily busyness as if we had never had that awareness. What we are speaking of is the deep gratitude one feels by being totally open to LOVE all the time--open to its fullness--open to its ever-changing presence in the grand scheme of things--open to the ever-healing and ever-present spirit of transformation.
True gratitude arises from our inner-knowing that there is no such thing as separation--no such thing as being away and apart from real abundance. If we have LOVE, we have everything. If we have everything, we are not in need of anything. If we are not in need of anything because we have everything, we are in a place of true peace and true joy.
This is what LOVE gives us--all the everythings that live and breathe in the never-ending nothingness--all the things we could ever pray for and all the miracles we could never imagine. It's all here. It's all here for the taking and the giving. It never ends. It never ceases to flow itself into the now in one way or another, and in all ways at once.
Be grateful for all the things that are inviting you to stretch your soul and expand your mind as you fully open your heart to the miracle of what is. Embrace each illusion with LOVE, even though you may not like it--even though you may not be be able to understand why it is here and what it is here for and what it is supposed to do for you. LOVE every thing. LOVE the sun. LOVE the rain. LOVE the sky that isn't sure what color it wants to be. LOVE the light. LOVE the darkness. LOVE each thing as much as every other thing; LOVE each gift as much as every other gift. LOVE each moment, no matter what it looks like at the surface, knowing that true beauty lies deep within.
I am grateful for all that I am and for all that I have. I am grateful for this opportunity to experience LOVE, once again, for the very first time. I am so grateful to be alive.
When we fill our heart with gratitude, we fill our mind with the spirit of transformation. We give ourselves the power to leave the confines of logic and reason to travel through timeless space and spaceless time--to re-discover all the invisible realms our soul knows by heart. We give ourselves the gift of "more than enough" by consciously choosing to celebrate each thing we are given--each blessing, each gift and each miracle. At the same time, we say to the darkness," I know you are holding gifts for me--blessings that I have yet to see--and I can now accept these gifts with grace, not needing to know what they are. Gratitude is the LOVE that tames the imaginary monster, for we do not want to slay the dragon. We want to make peace with him. We want to LOVE him unconditionally as he reveals his secrets to us, so that we may walk through the fire and rise like the phoenix to experience the miracle of another day...free from the imaginary things that once lived on our wings...free from the make-believe chains that once held us down, rendering us powerless."