Saturday, April 29, 2017

Peace amidst chaos

Several weeks ago Archangel Michael popped into my energy field. I felt his beautiful strength, a searing yet comfortable heat, and an incredibly powerful energy running up my spine. Shutting my eyes, I ignored the housework and began to bliss out in the exquisite embrace of his love. That didn't last long! He interrupted my reverie with an urgent request. "Gaze! Now! We need you. Now!" His words were compelling. I dropped everything, ran to the mirror, and surrendered to the Love that comes through when I gaze.

The power of this Love gripped me in an ecstatic force field. For a brief moment I saw my own eyes glowing surreally, while gold and white light emanated from my physical form. In seconds, everything went white. I was no longer conscious of the mirror, the room, my body, or anything else that had previously surrounded me.

I found myself in a spiritual dimension with the angels, amidst a scene of absolute pandemonium on earth. People were screaming and running in a scene of catastrophe surrounded by old stone buildings. We were invisible to them. I was working with the angels to help some who were fatally injured transition out of their bodies and go into the light. The indescribable peace and welcoming love of the light was in stark contrast to the pain and fear on earth. Those coming "home" were carried into bliss. Those on earth looked terrified. Both the survivors, and those who had passed, were being lovingly tended to by angels.

Suddenly, I was popped back into my body, feeling strangely wonderful in spite of what I'd seen.  The love I'd experienced was profound. I had no clue what just happened. I wrote to a friend about my experience the next day, and we both got chills, when she told me about the chemical weapons attack on Syria occurred at the same time I got "the call." I looked up photos on the web and got more chills. It was the town I had seen while out of body. 

I prayed fervently and asked why I'd been part of this. "Because you volunteered," came the answer. I must have done so in my sleep. I don't remember, but people on the other side tell me I help them transition. Up to this point I had never been conscious of the experience. Usually when I get the "angel call" I lay down and wake up hours later, feeling really out of it, without a clue where I've been.

The angels told me I had finally reached a point where I could see the chaos and fear and not be drawn into it, where I could feel only heaven's love in the midst of panic. They were right. I could not have witnessed such things in my past. It would have devastated me. All I could feel now was gratitude for the magnitude of the love I had witnessed, and for the tenderness of the angels ministering to humanity in the face of their pain and misunderstanding. All I could feel was love.

have worked very hard in this job over the past two decades to avoid being sucked into the earth's fear and chaos. I have learned how to get myself back in alignment with love when I fall out of that space.  It is an ongoing discipline, but it is possible. Far from being uncaring, it enables me to care more. Far from being irresponsible, it allows me to respond to the calls from spirit more. 

We are responsible to Love alone. I work diligently to choose thoughts of love and joy, even as I focus on the world's pain. I listen to my heart far more often than what my head might try to dictate, and in this space, even with a world in total turmoil, I am in joy and can be a vibrational contribution to the solution rather than contributing to the mess.

Even in very practical matters, your peace and joy allow the heavens to help you more easily create positive changes in your life. 

Here are a few pointers to help you master the mind, connect with the Divine, and listen to the heart, so you can be a force of love in the world rather than a contributor to its fear and chaos:

1. Work to master your thoughts
This isn't easy. Think of it as an exercise program for your mind. If you were to begin lifting weights, you might lift only the lightest ones, and only a few times. Try, each time you catch yourself thinking something that does not make you happy, to think of something better that does make you feel good. 

For example, if you think of the chaos in the world, try to also see the fact that people are growing, or be thankful for peace in your own life. If you think of a financial fear, give thanks for all you do have. If you think of someone you don't like, be grateful for all the ones you do. You get the idea. Do your utmost to shift your thinking towards better thoughts, better feelings, more productive ideas... rather than rehashing the ones that make you feel bad. 

This takes time, practice, since the brain biologically soft-wires along well frequented thought-paths. However, over time, you can rewire yourself along better thought-paths to focus more on the feelings you want for yourself... and the world.

This mastery of the mind is the point of many of the worlds meditation traditions, and spiritual disciplines. Pray, practice gratitude, focus on what you do want rather than what you don't... anything to focus the mind on something more loving. 

This will not make you insensitive to the world's pain, nor is it living in "denial' as we like to say, but rather it gives you the strength to deal with life in a constructive manner. You are denying only the illusion that we are separate from love. You are seeking to affirm a greater truth.

2. Connect with the Divine

Divine Love is a love beyond our wildest dreams. When I was out of body amidst death and destruction, all I felt was a love that could not be put into words. It is always there for us whether we feel it or not. Our job it to connect with it, to feel and experience it as often as possible, so we can be ambassadors of this love.

The angels say that any time we take the time to focus on something loving we connect more strongly with the Divine. Love the sunrise. Love the fact that you breathe. Love your breakfast. Go to church if you like, or out in nature. Meditate or listen to beautiful music. Practice random acts of kindness or enjoy a gratitude journal. Find something, anything, that connects you with the feeling of Love on a regular basis.

Divine Love is meant to flow to us and through us. When we focus on love, we are strengthened by love. It connects us with the Source which is the power that creates universes, and a power that can easily assist you in your life.

3. Listen to your own heart

Other people, the news, and your own conditioning will always tell you what you 'should' do and how you 'should' feel. By all means, listen if it resonates with your heart. If not, listen to yourself. You are the authority in your own life. You know what feels right to you and what does not. Your heart connects you with Divine truth and Divine guidance. Ask your heart a simple question when you don't know what to do, "Heart, what do you recommend?" Trust your answer.

For example if you don't know what to do about the world's chaos, ask your heart, "What do you recommend." My guidance tells me to be at peace in my own life, heart, and home so I can be of service. Yours might do the same, or direct you to pray, volunteer, contribute. Each one of us receives our own personal guidance from the Divine.

If you feel you've lost the connection with your heart, take time in silence and just "be" for awhile until the mind settles down. I go for long hikes periodically to reconnect with my heart. Some people cook, listen to music, meditate, watch the clouds... Anything that allows your mind to relax starts to reconnect you with yourself.

This week, try to focus own your mind, connect with the Divine, and listen to your own heart.

In this way, you begin to live the loving, happy life, the creator dreams for you, rather than a chaotic and fear-based life that much of the world would convince you to live. You learn to be in the world, but not of it. Your existence becomes a living contribution towards world peace.