What do you know for sure? And how do you know this? Spiritual teacher Krishnamurti once taught, “The day you teach the child the name of the bird, the child will never see the bird again.” The child will lose its innate connection with the spirit of the bird and see only the labels attached to the name.
We need language to function in the world and to communicate with each other. Words contain a great deal of information, but there is a big difference between third dimensional knowledge and Divine Knowing. How do I operate my car to get someplace? Where do I meet you when I get there? What is the name of the restaurant I’m looking for? This kind of information serves our physical needs. But when the words stop being simple tools because we start to attach meaning to them by giving them labels, they become ways for us to justify and strengthen our walls of judgment and separation.
Divine Knowing is not about facts or measurements we can see but is an understanding that comes from within, from our Soul. In Divine Knowing, we do not require proof that something is what we know it be in our hearts. We feel it. We connect with it. We know it without having to think about it.
Ask yourself: How do I know I love someone? How do I know that someone is sad even though they have a smile on their face? How do I understand the freedom of the bird in flight even while I’m on the ground? Because you feel it. The feeling is your knowingness. And the feeling comes through your connection.
While on a silent retreat some time ago, I took a long walk through the woods and tried to go through the entire walk without thinking of a single name of anything that I saw. (And it was much harder than I expected!) I focused on simply seeing the colors, the textures, the shapes while feeling the aliveness of everything. I was connecting with the unique essence of each plant, tree, rock without placing any labels or expectations on them. I was practicing what is natural to us in our pure divine state: to know something simply through being present with its energy, through my connection with it, through our Oneness.
As we move into the quiet of the winter season, focus on your knowingness from within. What do you know for sure, as your divine self? Does your divine self require words or thoughts to know this? What triggers you to forget what you already know?
The more we can let go of what we think we know, the more we can truly enjoy the mystery of the world around us. It is in the surrender of these identities, including our own, that we truly come to Know everything in the universe.
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This song has been playing in my mind recently, so I’m going to share it with you in The Bellamy Brothers’ own words.
Let Your Love Flow
Just let your love flow like a mountain stream
And let your love grow with the smallest of dreams
And let your love show and you’ll know what I mean it’s the season
Let your love fly like a bird on a wing
And let your love bind you to all living things
And let your love shine and you’ll know what I mean that’s the reason
Divine Love doesn’t require an object or a goal or an outcome; it simply is. Allow your own divine love to flow freely and openly, connecting you with all things. Let that pure connectedness soak through your whole being, sinking deep into each cell of your body just as you know yourself to be a cell in the body of Source. Feel that connection with all that you are and allow it to expand to encompass the entire world, the entire universe. To shine your love, that is the reason… for everything.
Do you believe in miracles? Really believe, not just as an idea, not just as a vague thought that they are surely happening somewhere. Are you holding miracle consciousness and welcoming them actively in your life? Have you asked yourself why not?
A few months ago, I was struggling to channel the topics for a class that I was scheduled to teach. I finally heard from my Soul that even if the entire class was simply an exercise in sitting quietly and opening ourselves to Divine Love that the class would be a success. I received the message and believed the truth of it, but I also realized that I didn’t fully accept it. No actions required, no words to be spoken? I was in doubt. I wasn’t truly allowing that Love could be so powerful as to teach an entire class just by the energy of it. I wasn’t allowing a form of miracle.
A miracle is simply an event that cannot be explained by natural or scientific laws. Our spiritual laws teach that they are not only possible but expected. What we see as impossible in the physical world is quite normal from the spiritual perspective of our limitless, multi-dimensional selves. Science hasn’t quite caught up with that, yet, but scientists are getting closer and closer each day to explaining the mechanics.
But we don’t really need to know all of the scientific principles in order to experience miracles. We simply need to have Trust in the wisdom of our divine selves that it will be so. We need to hold enough Love to receive it and to be in Detachment and Surrender as to how and when it comes into form. We need to believe in miracles not as a hypothetical concept but be in Gratitude for miracles, knowing them as a real and living experience in our lives. Ask your Soul to bring to your awareness why you still don’t fully believe in miracles for yourself. Ask to begin to heal the fears, self-doubts, lack of worthiness and self-love that may be blocking you from allowing Divine Will to flow freely in your life to manifest miracles.
I recently enjoyed a lovely vacation in Hawaii and was asking my Soul what primary resonances and energies I should focus on while I was there. The phrase “original source” immediately came to me. I thought about how the land itself feels particularly connected to its origins because of the lava flows coming directly from the Earth’s core in magnificent, fiery fountains and then hardening into solid landmass that can support life. I connected with the soft, gentleness of the Divine Feminine energy which is so prevalent there, both in the fluidity of the ocean and in the more easeful and welcoming lifestyle of the traditional culture. And then I asked, “What does original source mean for my spiritual evolution?”
In Standing in the Light®, we teach that we are all in the process of coming back into alignment with Source and fully experiencing our Oneness with All That Is. We have never been separate from Source, but we have believed in the illusion of separation for so long that it feels real to us. My “original source” feels like my original spark of uniquely creating as an individual consciousness, before all the stories and emotions I created about who I think I am. So, by focusing on that origin energy, I was bringing myself back to that basic remembrance.
In the Fall season, we have many rituals that lend themselves to “taking stock” of where we are and where we’re going. We have the energy of going back to school, reviewing what we know and what we will be learning in the coming year. There is also the energy of the harvest and gathering up what we’ve grown to see what we now have to sustain us through the next year. We process the fruits of the harvest and store the seeds for the next growing cycle. These activities have in common the questions of “Where are we now and what is our next step going forward?”
We can make use of the natural energies of this coming season by taking stock of where we are spiritually and bringing awareness to the spiritual basics. What are my priorities? What is my divine truth? If I strip my self-perception down to its essence, who do I believe myself to be? How can I simplify my life back to the basics? Fancy retreats, juice cleanses and even special meditation techniques can all be useful tools at the right time, but they are still just ways to take us back to the simple remembrance of who we truly are. Who am I in the stillness and what do I know to be true? It really is just that simple when we take a quiet moment and listen.
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There is a tremendous amount of change going on in the outer world, in our personal lives and globally, that appears to be unusual, outside of business as normal. From the perspective of the mental body, it can seem like chaos that is taking us nowhere or even backward. We might find ourselves asking, out of doubt and fear and frustration, “What’s the game plan?” But remember, that’s just a perception based on the outer illusion of what’s happening. The more we resist what we perceive in the illusion, the more challenging it is for the energy to move easily and effortlessly. The more we hold onto, “That’s not the way they used to do things,” or “That’s not the way it’s supposed to be” or even “That’s not the way I want it to go” the more we close ourselves to the magic and miracles we can create from our Higher Selves/ Souls. By resisting the change on the outer, we are really just feeling the effects of our resistance to the changes on the inner. That’s where the real resistance is. By holding a fixed idea of how something should be, we are cutting off the energy and potential of how everything could be, of how we could experience the change- with Freedom, Flow, Ease, Joy.
In allowing, we can start with giving ourselves and others permission to follow their path, wherever it takes them. In allowing, we can give ourselves and others permission to make choices even when they don’t appear to be the highest choices. Give yourself full permission to be who you are in this moment, even if you feel that it is not your best self or the self you desire to be. Give yourself permission to be who you are whether it’s the part of yourself you like or the part you don’t. You will get there, but only if you let go of the shame and judgment and unworthiness about where you are now. Allowing yourself to be who you are now is the key to being who you desire to be. Remember, you can allow yourself to be your shadow self without actually acting out on it. We’re not talking about doing whatever the lower self wants but about the inner state of allowing. We can’t heal the parts of ourselves that need to be healed if we don’t allow them to be, but instead stuff them down or try to hide them. This allowing of our shadow selves is a key step to healing.
True allowing isn’t just giving yourself permission, but also giving others full permission to make their choices along their path. We don’t know what issues others are working on and we certainly don’t know the best way for them to bring those pieces to their awareness and heal them. Their Souls know what experiences they need for healing.
Detachment is being more and more in your witness self as you make your choices in life and not taking what happens in your own life so personally. We still have a tendency to punish ourselves mentally when we aren’t able to manifest the absolute highest frequency of the divine plan or when things shift and the highest plan itself changes. We either blame ourselves for not doing a good enough job or we blame our Souls for giving us wrong information. The Plan changes because we change. Detach from the need to always know exactly why it might have changed and trust in your Soul to have that wisdom. Detach from the way in which the plan might have changed and let go of the idea that one path was better than another. Every path leads to the Buddha.
Remember, the Divine Plan is not a what, it’s a why. The actual plan is not about an action plan, though there are sometimes some physical action steps that are part of it. The Divine Plan itself is not the new job, new partner or new home. It is not about the physical results. Those are the physical vehicles or tools in the physical realm to help you work with, understand and be the feeling states. The Divine Plan is about coming into higher frequency states of being. The Divine Plan is a loving opportunity, not a command or a directive! Detach from all outcomes in the outer world.
If you look at what is happening in our national politics it may appear on the outer that the current administration is reversing the changes made by the previous administration. Some people are happy about that and some people are not happy about it. But the belief that we’re going in reverse is the illusion! We are not going backward and we are never going to go backward. The illusion is that those previous changes meant that we had healed all the issues and that all of our collective energies were ready to move forward! But we weren’t all ready and we hadn’t made all of those shifts on the inner, so we’re seeing a reflection of the lower-self group consciousness going into fear and putting on the breaks. But, from the Soul’s perspective, this just allows us each the opportunity to identify and clear what we’re still resisting in moving forward. Regardless of who you voted for, what party you are registered with or no party at all, regardless of what vision your mental body has for how things should be, your Soul is part of the co-creation of what is happening. You are a part of what is happening.
Remember, that we all volunteer to play different roles in the outer world as part of the co-creation. Just because certain people have raised their hands to be the tool for helping us to see what still needs to be healed, does not mean they are the cause of the block. They are just the person in the physical world bringing it to our attention. We are each holding onto our own blocks and as long as we remain in judgment, it makes it more difficult for us to acknowledge and heal those blocks.
The above excerpts are from the class “Allowing and Detaching from All That I See” taught on July 14, 2018.
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