Seems like every day is laundry day. Something gets dirty, gets washed, gets put away (eventually). The most challenging thing to put away is fitted sheets. Well, the folding part. I’m happy to announce that I’ve figured it out. They are still lumpy and misshapen, but they are “folded” when they go in the linen closet.
It’s all a matter of corners. Once all the corners are seams in, pick one. Then the nearest corner gets turned out and tucked into the seams in corner. Do the same with the other two corners and tuck those into the first two. Okay, so it’s easier to do than describe.
It’s really easy to unfold a fitted sheet. Whip it around over the bed and all the corners fly out. Scoop them under the bed corners and bed is made!
So it is with life.
We are meant to be unfolded. We are meant to wrap around our journey and support and caress our heart’s desires.
Yet, we bunch ourselves all up. We get frustrated when our corners just doing fit expectations – our expectations or other’s expectations for us.
So, it’s time to stop folding in on ourselves and open up.
Did you know that a butterfly exits its chrysalis with its wings folded? When it feels it’s safe . . . after it has rested from its birthing ordeal, it pumps blood into the wings and the wings unfold.
Don’t feel like you can fly yet? Perhaps you’re still in the process of transformation. Perhaps you are resting after a struggle. Perhaps you don’t feel safe. Perhaps you don’t have a dream big enough to get your blood pumping. Or perhaps you doubt your worth and try to cram yourself into what you think others would prefer you to do or be.
Yet, unfoldment is the most natural thing for you!
Unfoldment is what you came here to do!
The butterfly know how to fly when it emerges. You, too, don’t have to know how it’s all supposed to work or what it looks like. You don’t have to have the answers.
Everything you put your attention upon brings you into clearer awareness of your unfolding. Every experience brought into your existence brings to you an opportunity to grow, change, emerge and unfold yet again in a new way.
We think we have to be perfect or we won’t be accepted. We think we have to make others happy or we won’t be okay. Being good at something is a blessing. Being kind is a blessing. Neither are soul obligations to make you okay. If you choose to find something to excel at, way-
cool! Do that! We could use more excellence in the world today! If you choose to be kind, awesome! Do that! We certainly could do with more kindness in the world today!
Whatever you choose to do, unfold in the doing. Open up to yourself in every choice you make and every action you take.
We would benefit with more unfoldment in the world today!
You speak much about freedom in your physical realm. It means so much to you that you would die to protect freedoms for yourself and for others.
Are you truly free?
Humanity enslaves itself with old beliefs transmitted through generations. Humanity enslaves itself with whisperings of far away danger. Humanity enslaves itself with worry and a mass consciousness of fear.
This is stealing your sacredness, Dear One!
This is stealing your joy, Dear One!
Take back your joy, your sacredness, and your freedom by knowing who you really are. (a Sacred Being of Light!) Recognizing the truth of the power of love and light over darkness (even if darkness appears to be winning on the surface - it's not true! Light from the Divine Realms is even now shattering the grip of darkness that you fear! Hold fast!)
Look at life through different eyes, Dear One. The eyes focused upon darkness will see darkness. The eyes of Light will perceive Light.
Then, your hopes can come into being. Then, you will really be free.
You've heard, "That which you resist, persists."
And perhaps you've heard, "That which you fear, will appear."
We say to you, "Your frustration begets your destiny." Yes, we noticed that it doesn't rhyme. Yet, it holds great truth for you.
So often, we notice that you become frustrated with life or life's circumstances. We rejoice in this! Not because you are frustrated or that you feel an unpleasant feeling, no. Rather we rejoice because you've just tasted part of why you are here!
Let us explain. If there wasn't an ocean, Columbus would not have been compelled to cross it. If there hadn't been hatred, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King wouldn't have stepped up into the light of truth to expose it.
You view your frustrations as, well, frustrating. Blocks. Things to resent. Things to grumble about.
We view your frustrations as opportunities for you to find a better way!
There is a better way! You, in human form, get to find it, activate it, share it, live it.
With the smaller frustrations, you get to create a better you.
With bigger frustrations, you get to create a better world.
So, look at what isn't right or doesn't feel supportive or blissful. How could you make that better? Once you begin to look at frustrations in this new way, you will see your energy level rise and your enthusiasm for life will take off.
You were not meant to turn away from frustrations. Rather you were meant to create new pathways for yourself and other toward joy and fulfillment.
So, instead of feeling badly that you feel frustrated, look deeper! There is great joy beyond the frustration!
We walk with you in this journey.
I had a great dream the other day. I remember waking up in the middle of the night with a big smile on my face. It was just lovely.
First of all, I was thin in my dream. And, I was young. About 20 ish. That’s enough to make an older person like me smile for sure. But that wasn’t the best part.
The best part of the dream was learning to dance. The dream wasn’t about dance class or having an instructor. It was about a celebration in which I was invited to dance along with many others. I declined the offer to dance at first. I’ve not really been much of a dancer and have always felt awkward and self-conscious.
The one who asked me, took my hand and gently let me to do some easy dance steps around the floor. It was nice.
Then the music picked up the pace and he wanted to do some more, well, how do I say it . . . more lively moves. He wanted to swing me around! I certainly began to resist, but as I looked into his eyes (I don’t remember his face). I could see he was watching where we were going and he was keeping me safe.
I could let go. If I were brave enough. Maybe.
I told him that I couldn’t let go! He responded with, “of course you cannot. Unless you trust.”
Again, looking into his eyes, I knew I could trust him, and so we danced.
He swooped me around the room. I felt like Cinderella as I lost first one shoe and then the other. He flung me dangerously close to the table where people were sitting and eating and yet, he pulled me back just in time. I found myself saying, “oh, look at that.” As if swooping past diners was an everyday thing.
Seems like we danced forever. I woke up before the music was over with that delighted smile on my face and rolled over into a dreamless sleep that lasted until morning.
When I woke up, I was delighted to remember the dream and the feeling it gave me. I realized that the dream was telling me something about my life and about life in general.
We hang on to old perceptions and fears as if they will grant us safety or protection from life. We cannot let go, because we have nothing to hang onto to. Nothing we can trust will get us through. We feel life spins us around in a frenzy without direction.
Yet, perhaps this perspective isn’t accurate.
Perhaps Great Spirit, Divine Source, All That Is, has us by the hand and supports us as we twirl and swoop through life. Certainly, life has let us all down. And yet, through it all, we can sense the “hand of God” touching our lives and bringing grace out of chaos and peace out of turmoil.
What if we could “let go” of worry just a bit more?
What if we could “let go” of stress just a bit more?
What if we could “let go” of fear and the ‘what if’s’ just a little bit more?
Would we waltz through life with a smile on our faces?
Perhaps looking deeply into the eyes of the “One Who Holds Our Hand” will bring us into a deeper level of trust. How do we look more deeply into that which is unseen? Bringing our attention to those little synchronicities that show us we are connected. Noticing the kindness of others. Noticing we are not along in our journey to bliss. Others of like mind walk through our lives and bring us joy and insight.
I’m making a new commitment to be even more aware of how life dances with me. I’m allowing myself to let go a little more even when life spins me around. I’m choosing to smile at the near misses and know that my dance partner has got this – is paying attention – keeping me safe.
I bet I fall back into fear, too. And when I do, I can allow myself to remember to let go and dance with my whole heart and soul, body and mind.
This should be interesting!
Well, summer is bearing down upon us. With the rising temperatures here in the South Eastern Corner of Washington state into the triple digits, we feel like we are melting. Maybe it’s just me.
At any rate, with the rising heat often comes rising issues. It’s like the heat bakes them out of us. What we thought we’ve dealt with and cleared surfaces again. Only it really stinks as the hot sun of awareness hits it.
Again! I have to deal with this again!!
Apparently so. But here’s the deal. When we deal with stuff that rises to the surface again, it means that we are getting closer to the root. Those roots go deep and entangle themselves around all aspects of our awareness. It’s imperative to do the weeding that presents itself – as it presents itself.
But, how do we do that.
We look at it.
We refrain from judging it. That includes judging ourselves about that issue or judging others about that issue. It may stink and it may hurt, but blame and shame hurt and stink worse! Just notice what’s in your awareness. (My cat brought in a dead rabbit the other day. It smelled really bad! Old judgments of shame and blame smell even worse!)
Your awareness is like a child with a magnifying glass and a piece of paper. In just a few seconds, that piece of paper is going to smoke and catch fire. The fire of your awareness can now burn off any old crud that has risen into your consciousness.
Is it that simple? Simple, yes. Easy, no. It’s not easy to really look at stuff. It’s not easy to view it without judgment. It’s not easy to let go of blame and shame. If it’s not their fault and it’s not my fault, then . . . what is it?
It’s a thing that happened.
It’s a thing that hurt terribly or your memory would not have retrieved it. However!!! The memory retrieves these things not to further harm us, or to make you feel pain again; but rather the memory gives us one more opportunity to put it in a new perspective and be free of it!
It is the sub-conscious’ wisdom that knows you are ready to be free. Right now! Trust the process to move you out of pain and into freedom.
So, look at any emotional pain with the eyes of Love and Light until you no longer see blame or shame. When the judgment that causes shame and blame falls away, you are free.
Oh, and good news! We get to ask for help with this! Whatever your belief system, there are Beings of Love and Light that await your request for assistance. They eagerly come in as a cleaning crew and assist in clearing this old, stinky, painful stuff out.
It will be like the cool, refreshing evening breeze after a hot day. Bliss!
You've seen pictures of tulip fields and fields of lavender. Beautiful, aren't they? They never cease to amaze. The vibrant colors and the fragrance of the lavender fill the senses.
So too, the energy fields that you reside within look like this to us. Each person creating their own energy field that blends with the energy fields around them. Just as each tulip blooms for itself and shows its own color, yet situated within a field becomes spectacular. One lavender plant has many stems of blooms, yet combined with a field of other lavender plants, it also becomes stunning.
Does this lessen each plant? No!
So we encourage you to notice the field of energy you find yourself abiding within. Does that field of energy help you expand and grow? Does that energy field seem dry, lifeless and empty? This again, in no way depletes you. You thrive due to your connectedness to the Divine. The field merely allows you and others to be seen more clearly by the outside world. Your brilliance need not depend upon external associations.
At the same time, you may feel blessed by the encouragement of others. So, even though you recognize that your value does not exist outside of yourself, you may reap the benefits of shared energy of like minds.
Whether you walk a lonely sacred path or journey on a spiritual cruise ship, your path is your own to discover. You may find you move in and out of connectedness with other like minds though your connection to Spirit remains steadfast in all things.
Whichever you choose for yourself, we hope you know that we gladly join you in your journey. We adore you and find great joy in assisting you in your time to bloom.
Be well. May your heart-of-hearts bring you peace, joy and love.
My office is a disaster. I’ve got notes from three classes spread out over most of the open surface. My file cabinets are full. These are on-going classes, so I choose to leave them out rather than figure out where to put another file cabinet.
I’ve also got study material in boxes on the floor for a dormant class that I hope to reactivate.
I have in my heart to teach yet another new class (or two) and that material exists in files waiting to be finalized.
Then there’s the Healing Light Expo stuff that is an ongoing project that I keep in a file box near my chair in case I need to access that information.
GAH!!! This is a physical representation of my brain! Scattered in all directions.
Each direction has value and purpose and importance!
I’m not even going to mention the cat toys that exist in this space.
And then there’s Phil whose idea of filing is stacking things on top of each other. Deepest being oldest. Surprisingly enough, he can find anything by just visualizing how long ago he came across that piece of paper and lifts about 3 month’s worth of debris and ta-daaa! There it is! (Kind of amazing, actually.)
Are you laughing yet? I know I am.
So, here’s a file I can stow in the Expo box. Here is a piece of paper in my copy stand for the Board of Trustees meetings and here is another for the Board sitting to the left of the church calendar. I can put those together. Cat toy next to the stapler can go in the toy basket. A button needing to be sown on an old sweater can go in the mending box. I’ll be right back…
Oh, look! A class I had put together that I never had the opportunity to present! I think the weather was bad last winter so I postponed it. That could be fun! I’ll get it on the calendar!
Oh look! A dust cloth! I will put that to use right now. Wonderful I can now see my desk!
Imagine what our brains look like. We hang on to odd bits and pieces of information and experiences as if they were life and death. Just as my trash can in now full and my desk is now clean, I can release those odd bits and pieces from my awareness. Do I really need to keep old church calendars from month’s past? Nope. I can let those go.
Untaught class material I spent hours creating? Let’s keep that!
So, how do we release all that mental junk?
Same way we release physical junk.
We look at it. We assign it value. Then, depending upon its value, we keep or purge. The trick is the valuation part. When I was 9 years old, my favorite toy had great value for me. That same toy might have some sentimental value, but might be something I could allow another child to play with. Looking at it stirs up memories and feelings. When we release a thing, the memories and the feelings may remain or they may dissipate . . . also depending upon what valuation we gave that item/memory. Could be that old toy isn’t salvageable. Maybe it’s worth millions! I get to research and see if it holds value. My valuation may not be accurate.
We tend to give painful memories more value than they are worth.
Why? Because we don’t want to be hurt like that again, so we hold on in order to protect ourselves. Unfortunately, two things happen when we do that. One, we often are hurt in different ways as we journey through life, so we hang on to old painful stuff needlessly. Two, when we hold on to old pain, we are telling the Universe – “Hey! This is important! Pain is important to me!” So, the Universe serves us up more because that’s the unconscious directive we’ve issued.
We’ve heard: “Learn the lesson, then move on.” We translate that to: “Keep that pain active and maybe I’ll see it coming next time.” What “learn the lesson” really means is: discover your part and heal. So, if someone hurt my feelings by talking behind my back, I can keep the pain of betrayal active and move into a state of not trusting; or, I can recognize that I didn’t see the tell-tale signs of that person’s needing approval before I shared myself with them – I now honor myself and recognize my own need for approval when it shows up. This second way offers me the power of choice. I can hold my own council without needing to over-share. When I do find someone who holds the energy of loyalty and honor, I can share myself more deeply.
Which is freeing? Keeping the pain of betrayal active? Honoring one’s self?
What’s really cool about all this is that we only need to bring awareness to our part and the energy attached to the pain disengages and dissipates.
Try it yourself!
What’s an old pain that still haunts you? Did you have a part in that? If not, you can cut yourself free by recognizing you were innocent. If you had a part in it, how can you honor yourself? Choosing to honor yourself also cuts you free.
Freedom is like a clean desk. It allows space to create new things or to focus on things of value.
Just like cleaning my desk, it requires a bit of time and energy, but once done, a lot less energy is expended. Before my desk was clear, I had negative feelings about “all I had to do.” I felt overwhelmed and burdened. Just looking at that cluttered desk sucked energy from me. When in truth, there were just a few things requiring my attention for now. It took a lot more energy to look at the clutter than it did to actually process through to a clean desk.
So, too with old pain. The realization that there is old stuff there to look at seems overwhelming. Yet, just like finding three of four pieces of paper scattered all over my desk that related to the Expo, putting them together and putting them in the file took a lot less effort than experiencing the clutter.
Find one thing that you’d like to release and get clear from. Look at it with the eyes of discernment – not the perceptions of a wounded victim. Did you have a part? No? Trash-can that experience and recognize your innocence as a soul. Did you have a part? Yes? Honor the aspect of yourself that sees the truth of who you are. Be the Sacred Observer and witness your own value. As you discover your value, the pain falls away. Peace descends upon you and you are free!
My desk is not spotless. I still have a few things yet to sort and file. But for now, I have clear space from which to create. As I bring my attention to those final pieces of clutter, I become freer and clearer. It’s a process. I am okay with it not being perfect in this moment.
As you claim/re-claim honor for yourself, you can relax in not having to be perfect in this moment. You get to be freer and clearer in the process.
And that’s a good thing!
The darkness of this physical realm has many discouraged, fearful and distressed.
We wish you could see your physical ream from our perspective! Our closest reference point for you would be seeing the Earth from space. When part of the Earth is bathed in sunlight, the other part is in shadow. Yet this shadow is not without light! The moon and stars illuminate the night. As your satellites show you, cities light up like bright pinpoints of light visible out in space.
So, too, even in the darkness that seems to prevail, pinpoints of light (YOU!) pierce the shadow!
See it for what it is . . . merely a shadow. A shadow of the weakness of the human condition called life.
The Divine Essence that indwells you, dispels this shadow at every turn! Do not loose heart, Dear One! Fix your sight upon the bright light of awareness. This dispels the shadow within you. What you are really afraid of is losing your own light to this darkness. Know this!!! This shadow cannot overtake you! Connect with True Light and darkness flees from you!! Embrace the Light of Love and watch the shadow tremble and run from you.
You are the essence of the Living Light of Love. Dwell in this Truth. You will be blessed and be a blessing to many.
Stay open. Blessings flow from this openness. What does that mean?
Often human beings get caught up in auto-pilot. The day-to-day hum-drum that poses as life.
This is not living Dear Ones! This is existing. Your soul/spirit calls out for more - much more!
Certainly, daily tasks must be accomplished. Your physical form requires teeth to be brushed, meals to be prepared, eaten and cleaned after. Yet. these tasks are meant to SUPPORT you - not suck the life out of you. You grant them much more importance than they are. We don't wish for you to ignore these. Rather, we wish for you to see them for what they are - support mechanisms by which your physical form can feel safe, clean, healthy and alive.
It is from this aliveness that true living can begin!
By being open.
Divine Source and all the energy beings that are within that domain await your open attention so that they may guide, attend to you, and enlighten you.
The next words you hear in a conversation may be just the information you require for your next step. Be open to hearing. The next thing that you see may have insight or inspiration for your abundance. Be open to seeing. The next moment of peace may hold great restorative energy for your healing. Be open to feeling.
Become willing to allow all of us within the Heavenly Realms an opportunity to serve you. We delight in bringing you answers and insight.
Be open. We await the opportunity to connect with you and lead you into safety and peace.
We certainly have been having some lovely weather. A bit hot, then a few cools days. A bit of wind, then gentle breezes. Lovely.
As I was outside sitting on the deck just allowing myself to “be” for a few moments before jumping in to the next task, I found myself just enjoying the flowers in the yard.
Last year, I stumbled upon a bright orange Coneflower called “Fiesta”. It lives up to its name and hosts a party every day for bees and butterflies. This year, I stumbled upon a vibrant orange Calla Lilly and a deep burgundy Calla Lilly. I don’t remember their names, yet they were spectacular this spring. As I was noticing this area of the garden, I noticed some bright orange among the green of the Calla Lilly.
Was it blooming again?!
Often spring plants are “forced” to bloom early so they look good for sale. This Calla Lilly had displayed some great orange and yellow blooms (all on the same plant). I decided I’d go look and see if it were true and if there indeed were new blooms. (I was certainly hoping!)
As I got close, all of a sudden I heard a whirring sound and something flew out of the plant and startled me. It was a hummingbird!! Beautiful blue hummingbird! I couldn’t really tell if it was drinking from the Calla Lilly or if it was enjoying the Fiesta Coneflower.
It hovered nearby for just a moment. I backed away, saddened that I had interrupted it’s meal. It darted nearby and hovered a moment and looked at me before it zipped away. What a delightful moment!
I’m so very, very glad that I followed my heart’s desire to see the flowers up close. Had I followed that other part of me that realized it had work to do, I’d have missed that “Miracle Moment” with the hummingbird.
Metaphysically, hummingbirds represent doing the impossible – they fly backwards!
I have lots of things going on in my world that I’d like to accomplish, yet at times, I feel like I don’t know enough tech stuff or have enough energy. I had just been thinking about my heart’s desires to move forward in a couple of new areas and had been entertaining thoughts of doubt.
Little Hummingbird met me to bring me the message that “All things are possible.” I don’t have to do them all, I know people who know stuff . . . The help I require will appear when I need it – unexpectedly perhaps!
All this to say, if you get a nudge to do something, you might want to follow that. Miracle Moments happen when we follow those nudges!