Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shine your light

After the recent shootings, it almost felt trite to enjoy the holidays, knowing so many were suffering so much, and yet the angels have taught me that if we are not the ones involved in the painful circumstances, it is our greater gift to contribute to the love and joy in the world. And so I did what I could to offer comfort and condolence, prayers, good thoughts and messages and then I went about my Christmas plans knowing if God wanted me to do more, He would put it in my heart and mind to do so. I trust in His guidance.

There will always be light and darkness in the world. And while we bear witness to the sadness, anger, and pain, and sometimes find ourselves in it as well, when we are not we can do our utmost to add to the beauty, inspiration, and love. It is not selfish but rather a gift to bring our light into the dark. We can be in the world, but not of it. From our joy we can contribute to the greater good. And when we are the ones suffering we can receive the hope we need from those who are not. There will always be give and take, an in-breath, and an out-breath of God's love shared among us.

And so this Christmas, perhaps those of us who are blessed not to be in the fear and pain of the world, owe it to the world to give thanks for our blessings, to shine our love and light out into the world, to pray powerfully for the upliftment of all, and to know that to live in joy when we are given the opportunity is not selfish but rather a blessing to give thanks for that state of being.

If you find yourself in need of love this holiday open up to receive. If you find yourself having some to share, give where guided. Each of us is truly a present to one another and the presence of God within each of us guides us in a Divine dance to allow that love to flow freely throughout the human race.

Your presence has been a present in my life. You inspire me and give back so much simply by letting your own lights shine in the world. I love you all. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it. Happy Holidays to all. I pray that your hearts feel the love and innocence of the babe in the manger, and the very great love that God and the angels have for you.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's the end of the world and I feel fine!

Happy New Beyond Mayan Calendar or whatever we call the dates past December 21, 2012! I have to admit I've had a rather irreverent sense of humor about the whole thing. Over nearly two decades ago the angels showed me a vision of the vast movement of space and time throughout God's mind and after that I could never get too worked up about dates on a calendar. A birthday is, after all, just marking another trip around the sun! I'm not aging. I'm just well-traveled! Seriously!

I always have to shake my head at how we as a race can get crazy about what is going on "out there." I watch people rant and rave about the state of the world, but in truth, "out there" starts "in here." If the news says the economy is bad, people panic, stop shopping, sell their houses in case they lose value, cash in their stock at dropping prices… and therefore create a bad economy… all rooted in fear of the very same! After awhile the wheels of time turn, we start believing in change, we get sick and tired of feeling that the economy is bad and we look for signs of hope. We start to see them, and then we say, "Oh the economy is getting better." Our vibration improves. Our spending and saving changes, and yes, the economy gets better. It is always something, as the angels say, within our collective control. And so I tend not to ride the waves of fear and excitement that the world buys into because I'd rather create a more peaceful reality. I've joked for years that if you thought the world was going to end on December 21, 2012, then you'd wake up on the 22nd with a lot of Christmas shopping to do!

However, I do love the angels' suggestion to take this date that has been assigned so much significance by humanity and use it for a good purpose. There is more love coming to the surface on this planet. The earth changes, disasters, economy, etc., have all caused more and more people to reach out to one another, to bring their truth and opinions to the surface, and sometimes to duke it out until we as a race figure out where each of us belongs. The more honesty people bring to the surface, the more we sort ourselves out, attracting ourselves into situations where we find ourselves among those of like mind. I do believe and will participate in creating a more loving reality.

One of the most simple ways I do this is to sit quietly each morning for just ten minutes or so and ask that my heart and day be aligned with God's love. I list off everything I think I need to accomplish and pray for assistance. I then sit and focus on my heart and open it like a blossom receiving sunshine, and allow God and at the angels to fill me. It is quick, simple, and has a profound impact on my days. They flow more smoothly and gracefully, and I am reminded of the many opportunities to bring love to the surface.

So happy new cycle of time! And because I do have this kind of humor, join me in singing REM's lyrics…

"It's the end of the world as I know it… and I feel fine!!!"

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Miracles for all

I have had my share of miracles time and again. By all rights I should be in a lot worse shape after what I've done to my body this lifetime. It has been the primary vehicle for my soul to get my attention when I am not paying attention. I once had "permanent nerve damage" in a foot. Needless to say it wasn't quite permanent. My "Miracle healing" came when I learned not to let others get on my nerves.

I've witnessed some unbelievable miracles in clients as well. Years ago a man came for energy healing. Tumors were nearly bursting through his skin as his cancer was quite intense. I heard loudly, "Your anger at your father is eating you up." This man took the message to heart, worked on forgiveness and thus the cancer went away. He truly participated in his own miracle healing as well.

Likewise I've had financial "miracles" so many times, when I prayed for assistance and truly expected it to come. In my reality if I have need, God has resources, and I don't need to get in the way of the Divine presence with worry and fretting. "God you have a bill. Let me know what to do and when," I pray, and then when guided I act immediately. I participate in my own miracles quite often, but not because of things I "think" I must do, rather because of things I am guided to do.

Little miracles occur every day too, because I know God loves me (as God loves all of you) and cares about the smallest details of my life. "God what can I do with all these leftover mashed potatoes," I thought to myself the other day. Uncharacteristically I flipped the TV on during my lunch break to a cooking show where the delightful lady was showing people how to make potato gnocchi. YUM. Since I can't have flour right now I'll adapt, but the idea was great.

So the trick to having miracles is 1) embracing the fact that God loves you and cares about every aspect of your life, 2) treating yourself with love to send out a signal to the universe that says you truly embody an energy that says you are worthy or receiving the miracle, 3) be willing to listen to your heart and honor your guidance, even if it does not seem related to your miracle.