Exploring the topic of 4th Dimensional Love: The Gateway to Unconditional Love, the topic for the Standing in the Light® Gathering and Potluck on July 13, has allowed me to muse about some of the resonances that are included in LOVE. One of them is kindness.
To demonstrate the energy of this kindness, I am sharing with you a song by a friend of mine and favorite songwriter. Let me introduce you to Andrew McKnight, a folk singer from the Middleburg area of Virginia. It would take much longer than a blog entry to tell you all the joy that Drew and his crew have created for me and my family. Suffice to say that a chance meeting in a Border’s book store (that no longer exists) on Pearl Street in Boulder, where I first heard Drew playing live, has led to a two decade love affair with Drew and his music and my family. Besides, what happens around a camp fire stays around the camp fire, yes?
Drew wrote the song Good Things Matter to help encourage us to remember that the small things make a difference in other people’s lives and in our own. Here is the second verse, the chorus and the call to kindness in Good Things Matter.
Tear-streaked boy behind the playground fence, teams picked, game in full swing
his braces hold him back from what his glasses show, he is not good at this thing,
but the bigger boy who plays the game with natural skill and grace,
says “here’s my bat, take my place”
he knows the final score is more than runs across the plate
by the pinch hitter’s smiling face
Good things matter, long after they’re done
good things matter, each and every one
good things matter, no matter how small
good things matter to us all
Linger for the old one’s words, let a child know she’s been heard
ask a wallflower to dance, give mistakes a second chance
smile at strangers on the street, share the table where you eat
leave the extra change behind, fight fear, be colorblind
a kind word to chase the grey, when things are hard find a way,
it all comes back someday
Margret Mead, the anthropologist, said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. If Margret had formed music and lyrics to her thoughts, I bet it would sound like this song. Thank you, Drew, for your inspiration.
Good things matter, long after they’re done
good things matter, each and every one
good things matter, no matter how small
good things matter to us all
For the YouTube video of Andrew preforming the song, follow this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNJoP21AFWg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0u7jfJHXYCHps1WKXkw-UKuecjZXQoOhKyuh-WvwhDW-ocXrgT9oHYO6M
For Digital download of the song, follow this link. https://andrewmcknight.bandcamp.com/track/good-things-matter?fbclid=IwAR0u7jfJHXYCHps1WKXkw-UKuecjZXQoOhKyuh-WvwhDW-ocXrgT9oHYO6M
Thanks to geralt Pixabay.com for the image
There are many forms that our self-expression of divine qualities can take. A healer could work with healing the physical bodies of animals or humans, focus on healing the planet by promoting sustainable practices or heal organizations by offering insights on how companies can better serve both their clients and their own employees. These are all forms of healing. A visionary could create uplifting poetry with words of wisdom, channel spiritual visions of what is possible in our future or imagine new inventions and devices that offer us the opportunity to connect with each more directly other across the globe. In that same spirit, acts of self-love can take many forms, as well. It’s more than just bubble baths!
A courageous act of self love for one person might mean standing up for themselves and setting clear boundaries in their relationships. An appropriate act of self love for another person might be to focus on giving to others unconditionally. Self love can mean supporting your physical body with the nutrition and exercise that it desires for the best health. Self love can mean creating a comfortable home environment by giving yourself a clean, pleasing place to relax and live in. And self love might mean contributing to your own financial health by not making impulse buys or committing to a regular savings plan to support you. When done with the spirit of giving generously to yourself, and not with the intention of taking or withholding from others, these can all be ways of showing deep love.
We invite you to make July your personal month of Divine Self Love. Start with a meditation with your Soul on which areas of your life where you have already been making choices from self love. Honor yourself for where you are choosing love! Next, ask your Soul to help you identify one or two key areas where you have not been expressing your love for yourself. Then, ask for a plan of action from your Soul that is a perfect match for your needs. Which activities will most support you in healing your blocks to self love?
As spiritual beings moving into our spiritual mastery, our vision is to come into full and complete, unconditional Self Love: love with no expectations and no conditions. But, as human beings, we are still works in progress. Don’t allow yourself to feel daunted by the bigness of this vision for your love. This is why we recommended choosing one or two specific areas where you can truly focus on and commit to practicing the next level of Self Love. Remember, loving yourself is not a goal post and there is no sign that says, “Congratulations! You now love yourself!” It is a process and a practice because it is a consciousness, and there is no finish line for a level of consciousness. Be gentle with yourself and choose to love yourself right where you are.
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Whether you’ve spent many lifetimes on this planet or are just here for a quick stop before moving on to another spiritual classroom, we are all members of the human family. Families sometimes feel complicated because we may love them but not always get along with them. There may be moments of deep vulnerability and connection while other times we feel very triggered by our family. We may fight, but then hug and say “I Love You.” But the great mirror about family is that they are always our family, whether we like them or not, whether we’re even speaking to them or not. Your mother will always be your mother and your father will always be your father and your sibling and your aunt and so on. You can’t erase those genetic ties because they are the reflection of much deeper ties, your Oneness. What if we started approaching our relationships with all human beings as members of our greater family?
In Standing in the Light®, we teach techniques for remembering and fully experiencing the spiritual Truth that we are all One. This is an enormous concept to wrap ourselves around and sometimes feels very esoteric as a distant possibility. It may be easier to say, “Oh, yes, I believe that I am One with everything” when we aren’t directly confronted by our resistance and judgments because we aren’t acknowledging our hidden fears of Oneness. No matter how much we may consciously want to come into Oneness, we all still have fears around it.
But we can practice being One with the family of All That Is by starting with our human family, the people who are right here with us every day. We can help ourselves to heal by approaching everyone we meet as a member of our extended family who is always going to be part of our lives in one way or another, whether directly or very indirectly, because we all share the same spiritual “genes” in our human family which link us forever.
So, talk to the woman checking you out at the grocery store as though she’s the aunt you don’t visit very often and approach your co-worker like the brother you care about but also don’t always communicate with very well. It doesn’t have to be perfect every time, but there’s no escaping our connection. Be present, be aware of when you’re triggered or feel the desire to separate yourself, then ask to clear those blocks. Honor the moments when you see something in another that you love and admire. These are all reflections of our Oneness.
The people on the other side of this big blue marble may seem very distant from your everyday reality, but they are as much a part of you as the family you grew up with. By practicing this awareness of our human family connections, we can take that next step toward Oneness with All.
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(Note: For those who were not able to join us for a recent Energy Transmission, please enjoy this transcript of the energy of The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance.)
Welcome to everyone!
We are gathered to expand our understanding and energy with The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance.
When Kris Duffy channeled the Mastery Groups, she would sometimes start with describing what the energy is and sometimes she would start with describing what the energy isn’t! Tonight, we are being guided to start with what The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance is not!
The third dimensional version of tolerance and acceptance is sometimes viewed or feels like wariness. We are told what we should be willing to tolerate and what to accept. Sometimes the energy feels like we are being asked to tolerate and accept begrudgingly or against our will. Sometimes, it feels like there is the energy of “in your face” or that our concerns and what we believe to be true is wrong; that we are wrong.
Many people are only tolerant and accepting of other people who tolerate and accept what they tolerate and accept. It is similar to the situation where someone judges another for not being less judgmental. “I wouldn’t judge you if you were more nonjudgmental like me!”
Ultimately, if feels like those who are trying to ensure that everyone is tolerant and accepting of each other in the 3D world are trying to control the outcome of the situation vs. truly hoping that everyone will be tolerant and accepting of each other, tolerant and accepting of where they are in their evolution and where they are in their understanding of divine truth.
For tonight, The Christ knows that ultimately we have to experience the energy of The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance and that is why we will have an energy transmission to help download these higher frequencies. Having said that, The Christ would like to offer these concepts to help us understand the higher version of tolerance and acceptance.
The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance will feel peaceful and comfortable. When you are feeling it, you will not feel ashamed nor guilty that you might be judgmental of yourself and others. You will feel divinely allowed and detached from other people’s actions. Others get to be who they are; you get to be who you are. You will be able to stand in your power without making other people wrong. You will have the wisdom that even in our differences, love is within all of us, even when the love may not be easily seen in the outer world. Knowing yourself as peace, power, wisdom and love will be the foundation to know yourself as The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance.
In order to experience the energy of The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance, consider this exercise. Allow yourself to get centered and quiet. Take slow cleansing breaths. If you enjoy soft music or chanting, allow yourself to listen or chant along to help get you in a meditative state. Focus on the image that accompanies this blog entry, the lovely image of diverse animals cuddling with each other modeling the unconditional acceptance of each other. Set the intention to know and understand The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance. Try to allow this energy to flow within you for 15 minutes or longer. Consider doing this exercise every day for a week to really allow the energy to integrate. Be at peace and in the grace of The Christ Consciousness version of Tolerance and Acceptance.
Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
Mathew 13: 31-32
The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests in its branches.
The seed of Brassica nigra (black mustard) is the size of a grain of sand and grows to 8 feet tall. It is one of the more dramatic examples of nature’s expansion, but any seed is small in comparison with the potential it holds for growth. With the proper mixture of nurturing elements, any seed expands exponentially beyond all recognition of its humble beginnings.
The energy of faith grows like this because it comes from so much more than just your conscious belief. Divine Faith is your state of being when you are aligned with your unlimited potential as an aspect of God/Goddess/ All That Is. When you fully know that as the truth of who you are, then the creative power of the entire universe is flowing with you and you can move mountains.
When we are in fear and doubt, we have become small and believe ourselves to be separate, disconnected and helpless. How can one puny human have any real power? But when we are in our knowingness of our full divinity, we know ourselves as everyone and everything; we know ourselves as Source. How can Source be anything but unlimited?
The seed knows its path and purpose from its genetic coding and it simply grows, pushing up through the soil without knowing what lies beyond the surface. Your faith is your path and purpose, even when you don’t see it manifested yet. Having faith in yourself is knowing that you are God/Goddess/All That Is and nothing is impossible.
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We are offering a 12 Chakra Initiation and Merkaba Activation ceremony in Fort Collins or via phone on Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM Mountain Standard Time.
There is no better way to define the merkaba than the meaning of its three components – MER-KA-BA. These are the three Egyptian words from which this term comes: MER meaning a special field of Light, KA meaning human spirit, and BA meaning body, the physical form.
In our language, the merkaba is Source’s Light, embodied on Earth in human form…the unique expression of Source that you are residing in your physical form and connected to all things.
Activation of the merkaba requires opening chakras above the head. Many people are familiar with the 7 major chakras in the physical body but we also have chakras above our heads. Moving through the 7th chakra to the 8th chakra and beyond is referred to in the eastern traditions as breaking through the 1000 petal lotus.
Activation of the merkaba requires chakras 8-12 above the head to be opened and activated. The 12 Chakra Initiation opens and activates those chakras and the Merkaba Activation connects your original 12 strands of DNA to those chakras once they are all opened. This gives you permanent access to that energy and greatly expands your energy field.
The initation and activation ceremony is $144.
For more information or to RSVP contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY YOU KNOW YOURSELF AS SOURCE.
Lori and Ginger