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."