Saturday, July 24, 2010

Messages from the clouds

Last weekend on my day off I got in the car with absolutely no idea where I was going to go hiking. I thought I was going to go to Sedona and find a nice trail but as I was driving up the highway nothing resonated. I couldn't for the world figure out where I was going. Suddenly a strong feeling came over me. I longed to be on the top of Mt. Humphrey in Flagstaff. "Where is this coming from?" I wondered. It was an additional hours drive and the weather looked like it would storm later so I wasn't even sure I'd be allowed on the top. Nonetheless, the feeling wouldn't go away. As I was having a discussion with the angels, questioning my own inner compass, I drove right past the Sedona exit and realized I was headed to Flagstaff. So be it! To the mountain we went!

Happily the sun was still shining and the ski lift that you can ride to the top was just opening. Ominous clouds were beginning to gather near the top. One of the rangers made it clear to those of us buying tickets that this might not be a joy ride. "You are extremely likely to get caught in a thunderstorm up there and it can go down to 45 degrees in a matter of minutes. Be prepared!" I was wearing shorts and had only a light rain jacket. Hmmm. I quietly decided to have a chat with the clouds and have a wonderful ride! If God had guided me up there, it was going to be a good day!

On the way up, sitting in the ski chair lift high above the beautiful pines, I began to chat with the clouds. After all, everything has consciousness.

Please don't rain or storm on me today, I asked them. I love you and acknowledge that you have a right to be but I want to enjoy a sunny trip up and down the mountain." "We will reflect you," the clouds answered. "Will you build into a thunderous storm today or will you be calm and therefore keep us calm by your intent?" "Calm please," I answered telepathically. "Tell me more," I requested. The clouds answered, "When you feel static or turbulence, you keep attracting more until your inner clouds gather into a storm and you must dissipate them with either the rain of your tears, the turbulence of your tantrums, of more peacefully with the light of the Sun/Divine love that resides within you." I sat and breathed slowly and deeply and became very calm. I imagined the light in my heart burning brightly through my own aura, dissipating anything else that was less than that love. And while I was doing this I focused on the sun behind the building clouds. It began to burn through. The bright blue sky shone through. And then the clouds did a most magnificent thing and formed the shape of a heart with the rays of the sun shining brightly upon it. I leaned over on the chair lift and began snapping pictures wildly. It was breathtaking!

At the top, the sunshine remained even as the clouds continued to build. I was warm and comfortable. Up there I realized why I had been guided. Friends of mine were on Mt. Fuji all across the world and the angels told me to imagine connecting lines of light between the two sacred peaks - the one I was on, and the one my friend was one. And so I shut my eyes for the briefest seconds, turned to pure light and imagined our lights connecting, strengthening Mother Earth, and being joined by all other lightworkers doing anything on her behalf. It felt wonderful! In that glorious space of Oneness, I said a few prayers for the world, for my clients and loved ones, and then simply enjoyed the exhilaration of being 12,000 feet high with a magnificent view. The clouds kept their promise and allowed the sun to shine on my shoulders all the way down. Safely at the bottom of the lift, I looked behind me to see an ominous storm brewing at the top of the mountain that had been, only a half hour before, bathed in sunlight. I took time half way down the mountain to go for a brief walk until I felt, again, that tug that says, "Go now." Luckily I listened and got in the car and on the road in time to avoid the storm. I gave thanks, drove out from under the cloud, back down the canyon, through Sedona, and home. I only had a few sprinkles on my car while behind me the sky turned a deep purplish gray and put on an amazing light show.

There are times when you desperately NEED guidance but if you can relax, it comes ever so much more easily. Then there are times you're just playing and the guidance comes to assist someone or something or the earth but it is always joyful in the long run. When we give up controlling every moment of our time with our minds, and really listen to our hearts, then magical doorways open for us... ones that we didn't even know were there. So this week, may the light within your own heart be your guide into great joy!