Have you heard the saying, “You can’t get off the wheel of dharma until you love it so much that you no longer want to leave”? Recently, I’ve been shown certain attachments to what I believe is the ideal order of things, including how the illusion is “supposed to” come to completion in a way that is safe and gentle for everyone. My soul has been reminding me that third-dimensional order comes from the need to protect oneself and to feel personally comfortable and safe. Divine Order supports our spiritual evolution and ascension. From the limitations of the lower self’s perspective, the breakdown can sometimes seem messy and unorganized or even dangerously chaotic. From the divine perspective, it is perfectly…. well, divine.
When we judge any aspect of the breakdown process, we are blocking ourselves from healing the illusion within. Judgment or fear of how the breakdown will happen or when it will be complete or how it will affect us personally are all signs that we are still holding onto the illusion. These blocks may come to our awareness as a desire to stop or slow down the breakdown or to speed up and finish. It’s sometimes easier to identify our fears when we’re trying to put on the brakes. But resistance may also come to our awareness as a false excitement for the breakdown to hurry up and be done. Why is the lower self in such a rush? This may be a helpful question to take to your soul. The desire to fast-forward may be the lower self’s resistance to allowing true, lasting change within by skipping over what feels like the tougher pieces of surrender.
As Lightworkers, we are committed to healing and being of service, which is wonderful. But, we may also find ourselves getting a little impatient about “what we’re here to do” and overlook the opportunities in the breakdown itself. Everything is happening in divine order, and we are collectively co-creating the breakdown for our highest good in perfect divine timing. If we feel the need to hurry the process, we’re resisting the messages and mirrors that will guide us to what we still need to heal. Our very attachments to how or when the breakdown happens blocks us from fully allowing the breakdown to complete and, therefore, allowing our healing. Whatever is happening now truly is what we’re here to do, no matter how messy or chaotic or uncomfortable it may seem. Love the breakdown enough to allow it to unfold and allow yourself to heal.
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As we are seeing in the outer world, there are many places on the planet right now where there is a call to resolve and heal old, deep conflicts. Whether it’s physical war between two groups or nations or power wars between political groups, there is a great deal of battle energy erupting in the outer world. While it can be upsetting to watch others in fear, pain and struggle, we also know that lasting healing comes from within. Whenever we are feeling triggered or affected by the mirrors in the outer, we are also being presented with the opportunity to heal those matching vibrations within ourselves. So, in order to help bring peace to the world, we must be willing to hold peace within ourselves.
We can be at war within ourselves in many different ways. War energy doesn’t always look like two nations battling with weaponry. But the core energy we are still holding within stems from the same root of separation and fear. Our little will may be resistant to surrendering to Divine Will. Our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies may still be operating in separation from each other. We might not physically be battling someone in our lives but might be battling them through words or even in our thoughts and emotions. We might also be battling ourselves through negative self-talk and actions of self-sabotage.
We may find ourselves looking out at the world and saying, “Why do they continue to act in this way? Why can’t they take steps toward compromise and healing?” We can find our answers by asking, “Why am I still unable to forgive my brother? How can I be at peace with my ex-wife? When will I stop putting myself down?” The answer to why there is still war on the planet lies in the answer to why we are still at war in our own lives and within ourselves.
Here is an exercise you might try in meditation to start the healing process. Ask your soul where you are holding conflict or battle energy within yourself that most needs healing at this time. Now expand with the resonances, the feeling states, of Divine Love, Divine Wisdom, Divine Power and Divine Peace. Allow your entire energy field to be filled. Holding the first 3 foundational resonances in balance creates a state of peace within.
Now ask your soul for a situation, event or group in the 3rd dimensional world that most needs this healing energy of Divine Love, Wisdom, Power and Peace. Expand your energy field, while still holding these resonances, to include that situation, event or group. Feel the Divine Peace flowing outward to include this group or region. Continue expanding with that energy until it feels complete. Give gratitude for the opportunity to both heal within and be of service.
In the divine realms, energy is energy. The energy of war between two people is the same as between millions of citizens in two nations. Whenever we start the healing process within ourselves, we are supporting everyone in that healing. Be gentle with yourself and others. And be at peace.
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Some time ago, I came across the song “Beloved” by artist Jordan Feliz with a very powerful refrain within the chorus: “You are beloved.” Every so often I play this song with the intention that the words are spoken by Source directly to me as an aspect of Source. Simple, yet powerful.
I invite you to meditate on these words with your soul/Source self and allow yourself to truly feel the divine energies these words represent. As an aspect of Source, you are beloved by All That Is for you are All That Is. Oneness cannot split from itself or push itself away, no matter what we might believe in the illusion.
excerpt from “Beloved” by Jordan Feliz
You are beloved
I wanted you to know
You are beloved
Let it soak into your soul
Oh, forget the lies you heard
Rise above the hurt
And listen to these words
You are beloved
I want you to know
You are beloved
So take some time to fully receive, hold, integrate and assimilate this divine truth that you are deeply cherished, valued and beloved with all the consciousness of Source. Be yourself. Be your divine truth. Be Loved.
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I would like the thank Master Skunk and Master Mouse for agreeing to cross my path recently to bring me a powerful insight. Without their willingness to time their appearances perfectly with me and each other, I might have missed their full messages.
Master Skunk appeared to remind me of the value of unhurried self-assurance and self-respect. He sauntered peaceably by my deck, completely unfazed when my cat crept alarmingly close. Luckily, I was able to catch up with my cat in time to avoid unpleasant consequences for all of us! But even with that close call with a larger predator on his tail, the skunk calmly looked over his shoulder and stared at both of us without concern. There was no need for him to rush off somewhere else. Skunk knows his power and that knowingness allows him to remain comfortable in his space.
Master Mouse showed up soon after that to remind me of the importance of attention to detail. The mouse is perfectly positioned to see each step he takes up close and examine every little patch of ground he walks upon. The mouse deals in minutiae, but small things can be very powerful.
Without each of their contributions, I would have missed the balance of the whole message. I was hurrying through my steps along my spiritual path and not taking the time to learn from every detail of my experiences along the way. I was so focused on the big picture of my spiritual evolution that I forgot to pay attention to my evolution right here, right now!
Skunk reminded me to respect myself enough to know that I will get there in perfect timing and to walk with the self-assurance that I will attract to me what is perfect for my next step. Mouse reminded me to pay attention to the many pieces of wisdom and learning in each of my creations, no matter how small because our souls are infinitely creative and there are many levels of learning in every moment.
All of these insights brought me to the reminder that our ascension is right here, right now. Each detail of each moment we experience in this limited time and space also holds all of the wisdom that we need to lead us Home. The more we allow ourselves to be fully present, the more fully we experience each ascension moment. We don’t need to hurry, but we do need to pay attention to know that it’s all right here.
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I’ve recently been reminded by my soul that being kind, forgiving and accepting of others flows directly into being loving and appreciative of myself- and vice versa. We cannot see the beauty in others that we are unwilling to see within ourselves. In honor of that insight, I was guided to revisit a blog post of mine.
In a 2017 episode of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” (1), she featured an experiment on self-perception conducted by BuzzFeed. A group of volunteers each stood for a few minutes in front of a two-way mirror sharing their perceptions of themselves while other volunteers secretly hidden behind the mirror were taped sharing how they perceived that person. Then, the volunteers were shown their particular video about their positive features. Time and again, those features which others noted as particularly striking or beautiful in the person were the same aspects that the person disliked or doubted about themselves.
One volunteer shared that he was self-conscious of his round face, especially his cheeks, yet his nice cheek bones was one of the features that the secret observers said they appreciated. Another admitted that he didn’t feel particularly manly, yet one observer saw him as definitely masculine and another as a “cool guy”. One volunteer said that she was self-conscious of her dimples, yet one of the observers commented that he really liked her smile, especially her “cute dimples”.
Upon seeing the strangers’ comments about themselves, many of the participants were blown away by the differences between their self-perceptions and the impressions of others. One participant said, “You’re better than who you think you are. And… you’re enough just the way you are. So be kinder to yourself.” This could be a message directly from each person’s soul.
Marsha Hankins has twice posted a wonderful blog called The Parable of the Cracked Pot about the beauty of a cracked pot that thought it was lesser than others because it was broken. Then the water bearer pointed out that the water it leaked along the path had helped beautiful flowers to grow for others to enjoy. It is the illusion that we are lesser than or broken for being unique. What we may perceive as flaws are hidden strengths that are still lost in the illusion. All we need to do is shine our light of awareness to see the truth and beauty of the perfection underneath.
Ask your soul to help you answer this question: What beauty within are you still hiding from yourself and the world? In her blog “What Gifts Do You Have to Offer?”, Lori Rock reminds us of the value of continuing to look for ways to bring forward our uniqueness, both for our own healing and for our part in helping heal the world. In closing, she shares this wisdom: “As you embrace your own self-love, your gift for each other will flow easily and your adoration will surely show you as the wise one you are.”
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1 “Geneen Roth.” Super Soul Sunday, created by Oprah Winfrey, OWN, originally aired April 30, 2017.