There is one beautiful constant and consistent blessing found in all of the interesting challenges/circumstances/opportunities in and of 2020 – the push/nudge/impetus to go within. When everything “without” (external) appears the way 2020 has appeared, there is nowhere else to go – and what a blessing that is! If that “nudge” has been or can become your experience/constant companion, then that would make 2020 the greatest possible blessing – to serve to lead us to what we hold within.
By creating such a chaotic “environment” in the external around us, 2020 has excelled at pushing us to continuously ‘level up’ how we connect with what we can only find within. This entire year has been saturated with an absolute overload of double speak, contradictory “information” and division for a multitude of reasons whenever and wherever we look outside of ourselves – but not when we look within.
I recently found a draft I wrote nearly 6 years ago and never shared titled “The Universe Isn’t Trying to Annoy You – It’s Trying to Wake You Up” … I laughed when I saw it because that was 6 years ago – when it could be mistaken for “annoying” – we’re far beyond annoying at this point. The Universe always starts with a feeling, then a whisper, then a direct message, and from there it keeps elevating until it has to hit you over the head… but it keeps communicating and giving you the message in whatever way you insist – you can listen at the whisper or ask it for more – it’s always a choice. Personally, I enjoy listening to the feeling – it’s so gentle and delicate and beautifully detailed and it feels like co-creating that way – it has mystery and creation at the forefront rather than anything off-putting or too unpleasant and it becomes this trusting beautiful relationship that no words could possibly describe. Whatever relationship you have with the Universe – that is the relationship you have with Yourself… after all – you ARE the Universe.
This year is serving as a collective wake up call for us All. We may all be at various levels along that journey, but, we’re All on that journey in our own perfectly unique way. Listen deeply to what You have to say to Yourself. Do whatever it takes to quiet the external and let the Light shine bright from within so that You may understand it and shine it ever more bright for the world to see. The world needs your specific Light now more than ever and You need it too. Now is the time. It is happening. Just like when you arrive at your home after dark, you turn the lights on. We ARE turning the Lights on and our Lights will lead us home. The world will never be the same. A world filled with information (Light) from Source will change, and is changing, everything. Imagine what miracles await a world that has been blessed with a clear wake up call for All. A new dawn is emerging and we have so much in store for us. We can trust that the Universe wouldn’t go to all of this trouble for just another day. This is a truly miraculous time to be alive. Let’s get clear from the inside – looking for the Light and Listening to what the Soul is telling us – so that we may be ready and excited to Live this adventure well!
Wishing us All that beautiful Knowing from a place deep within that passes all understanding, eases all anxieties, wipes away all lower vibrations and spreads Love, peace and unity wherever we lay our attention and beyond. I love you!
Everyone can see how they have polished the mirror
of the self, which is done with the longings
Not everyone wants to be king!
There are different roles and many choices
Troubles come. One person packs up
and leaves. Another stays and deepens in a love
for being human.
In battle, one runs fearing
for his life. Another, just as scared, turns
and fights more fiercely.
“A love for being human” — mustn’t we all have it somewhere within. For, we are here aren’t we? We chose it for a reason. We must have love for it somewhere. We didn’t have to. We loved the experience and we wanted to do it well. Within, we All know how to do it well. We know why, when, how, for how long, with what tools, at what moments and with what intentions. We Know when we Love.
I knew fear deeply as a child. It was my constant friend and drew most of my attention. Any strength I have now was worth the fight and did not come easily. Back then, in that other version of myself, butterflies in my backyard troubled me enough to look for hours through the screen door at the yard I longed to play in. That is not to say that I had no “real” thing to fear. I had plenty. Or, so it seemed. I fought long and hard and I conquered. My deepest gratitude lies in my original constitution of utter fear. Without it, I would not Be as I Am.
I bow to you and I thank you. Without you, I would Be nothing.
The thing you threatened with most was a life without Love. Through experiencing you deeply, I found that Love is All there is. The rest is not real. Somehow, I feel you loved me enough to keep me company while I figured Love out.
With Sincere Gratitude Always,
I used to say to my daughter (when she was feeling scared) and I still can to this day, “Do you know what Mommy is afraid of?” and she would reply, “What?”…I worked hard for the ability to respond with complete authenticity, “NOTHING!”
I no longer fear. I love and I trust.
Anything more I could say about it would mean nothing to you if you still live with fear, for you must fight and believe on your own. You can. You have everything you need within. If you live without fear and dwell in Love (the Divine kind), then you don’t need to hear what I might add. You can simply smile and feel your warm heart.
Being a woman of many many words, I might just add one thing… the “fight” I mentioned above is anything but violent. Well, it is violently torturous to thyself until we learn to fight well. Then it is more of a surrendering over time to the essence of who you really are and a letting go of all the illusions that surround you before you are able to do so.
Now I know what fear is. Now I know Love. I send you every bit I can muster.
Smile! Spread Love! Feel and follow your “longings” within. 🙂
Happy New Year All! May you feel the air of unlimited possibility all around you today and each new day of the year!
I could think of no better forecast than the title above. What a peaceful existence it would be to rest in the state of truly living the wonder of each moment as it comes. We could leave behind the baggage we carry from past experiences and drop the unnecessary assumptions and predictions we often place on the future. We could travel lightly with a fresh perspective allowing Life to bless us in every way. Easier said than done, but always the answer.
In a recent discussion with my children, I was delighted to hear myself describe some specific ways we can choose to live our days with clear and present energy. Our discussion was a result of the typical sibling disturbance, filled with a lot of over-familiar responses indicating that past resentments and future assumptions were dominating the interaction between two precious little people who love each other very much but could not feel it in certain moments of their daily life. In speaking to them, I was able to break it down in a simple manner and give specific tips and tools that would surely help harness a more conscious experience for anyone. It was a review of the tools we ask them to use each day with some added ideas about clearing out our energy each night. The discussion was spontaneous and completely unplanned. I loved everything I heard and I knew the Universe was speaking to us all.
The one true answer to everything is to truly be where you are at fully and experience what Life is showing you in the deepest possible way. This intention will guide you effortlessly through the moments and connect the dots in your life in miraculous ways. Figuring out how to do this takes much practice, undoing of programmed mind activity, a deep desire to make the shift to a more conscious lifestyle and much more. But, it takes only one moment to become present. It is always the one that you are in. It takes no time at all. Even though there is much to learn and practice to hold it for longer periods of time, or on a more consistent basis, it actually takes no time at all to do it because this moment (now) is the only time it is ever possible. We can let the other moments take care of themselves as we fully embrace the one we are in now.
In our family discussion, I reminded the kids about setting our intentions each morning and exactly why we do that. I explained that it isn’t just to write it down in your journal because Mom wants you to, because that won’t work. We had a lovely discussion about the power we put behind our choices with our intentions and how the Universe matches our intentions back to us continuously throughout our days. We can’t say we have a certain intention and then forget it in the first possible moment we have a choice we could apply it to. We cannot go through life reacting to whatever happens I explained, we must decide what our intentions are for the day in the morning and then remember to use that spirit behind each choice we make (or at least as many as we can as we learn and grow). Then our days will be filled with purpose and meaning as our intentions guide us to the life and connections we are meant to live.
Having noticed that the kids still seem easily annoyed with Life, each other and even my voice early in the mornings just after a morning meditation, prayer and intention journal entry, it was obvious that they are living out past experiences over and over again. God gave me the language to speak to them about this clearly. I told them that if by 9:30 am, they have already forgotten their intentions and surrendered to reactionary choices and a mind filled with negative thoughts, then the spiritual practices they are doing aren’t working. In general, if it doesn’t feel good, it’s not working, I explained. I called on them to truly access the spirit inside them that will give more meaning to these practices to help support their intentions to live out their days in a more meaningful way that will bring less stress and allow more joy. I encouraged them to believe in their ability to truly decide their intentions thoughtfully and place their power behind the things they do and say. I asked them to play with it and see what they can do and make happen. We discussed the difference between being vague and getting specific and noticing how the Universe responds and works with us. Great words came about how they have the power to bless others and themselves with the intention and spirited action they choose to bring forth. It sounds over a child’s head, but they are much closer to the spirit world than we realize sometimes. They came from there and they can remember how to access it and use it to bless the world. The conversation was lovely and then we put it all together with some new ideas for even better practices.
We discussed how we can sometimes hold on to the past so much that it doesn’t allow us to be where we are at. We either relive the past or worry that it will happen again in the future. This simple choice, makes it seem real in our heads and then we have lost our way and fallen into unfounded and irrational reaction rather than spirited action. We used specific examples of disputes they have had and hearing and saying things to each other like, “you always” or “she/he always,” etc. We discussed the unfairness of continuously punishing each other for things that aren’t happening any more. We talked about being unable to hear what is actually being said or see what is actually happening if we look at the situation through the veil of past experiences. Love comes through in present moments, not in cluttered up past ones. We came up with the idea of clearing things our each night to allow for a more present and thoughtful morning that will allow us to get the most out of our chosen spiritual practices. We talked about clearing out our energy in the middle of the day if it starts to seem hard to make the kind of choices we meant to when we started the day. It was all very simply put and the plan started to seem comforting and accessible. I encouraged the kids to try clearing out the energy on their own with specific ways to talk to your deepest self, etc. I added that if they had some things getting stuck or some energy that didn’t clear, they should ask for help and we could come up with a better plan or try different ways, etc.
There was much more to it of course, too much to explain here. What started out as a lecture on bad choices turned into an uplifting guide/map for a future filled with present moments of joy. I said a prayer of gratitude afterwards for the energy that had come through me and around me in such a supportive way. It was a lovely moment. Of course, the holidays and all kinds of hectic schedules and situations grabbed hold of us just after this breakthrough. 🙂 But, this moment remains as good as any to recall the tools we have and the ways we can support ourselves to make good choices grounded in love and clear presence. The energy that surrounded us all that night in conversation can be accessed now and the tools are always there as long as they are needed.
May you be blessed with the ability to wish yourself a Happy New Year and start fresh in any moment of any day this year!
Clear and present blue skies are now!
I have been quiet here in this space for a while now. I have been waiting until the distinct and authentic urge to post returned to me. It thrills me to feel that I am now ready once again. I have missed this lovely space; my experience sharing and connecting here has always warmed my heart. Thank you for sharing it with me! A few months ago, I stumbled into the following quote:
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates
It wasn’t the first time I had seen these words from Socrates, but it was the time that I was really meant to feel them. These words struck me and stayed with me for quite some time. They made me quiet here and within myself. After all, this space is called “Live What You Know,” so the desire to truly reflect on how to live the wisdom of knowing you know nothing became the focus of my journey. I certainly don’t have it all figured out. 🙂 But, I am ready to share with an open heart as I continue down the path of Life and all its wonderful lessons.
To break this idea down to any specific points would be to miss the meaning of it entirely. It is a tricky thing to explain knowing nothing. You have to sound like you know something to explain it at all, hence, the quiet lately. Although I did a good job of keeping quiet here, I didn’t always do so well in my daily life. It’s always a blessing to live and learn (unless of course, it isn’t.) 🙂 I kept watch over myself as I interacted with others and I was aware of the times I had clung to the idea of “knowing” how things “should” be or how my ideas of things clouded my reactions and allowed the part of me that “knows” everything to push itself forward. It is a delicate balance and an amazing gift to figure out how to allow your truest self, that knows it knows nothing and stays open to life to guide your choices and align your personality with your soul. Seeing and living from a place beyond the little thoughts from the head holds the key that opens the heart and allows our perception and experience of Life to expand and include All.
Simply put, Love doesn’t come from our head and fear doesn’t come from our heart. While the truest part of me knows I know nothing, it does occur to me that I feel deeply from my heart and the things it allows me to feel are vibrating at a higher level than any thoughts ever could. That frequency of Life that the heart allows brings me such peace and allows me more compassion and connectedness to Life in every way. The feeling pervades within me that a life without doing whatever it takes to learn how to live from that place on a regular basis would seem to miss the point of being here entirely. While, I don’t “know” this for sure, I do feel it as sure as I feel my breath.
As I continued to watch and reflect on “knowing” things versus feeling Life, the Universe sent me many helpful lessons and tools to guide me to great teachings that were delivered perfectly at the best moment and in the best possible way. Just one example is The Fifth Agreement, by Don Miguel Ruiz. Even though I loved the book that preceded it, that book had been sitting on my shelf for years without me ever feeling the time was right to read it. Finally, it made it into my daily reading time. It was a wonderful guide in letting go of all the ideas of right and wrong that have been programmed into us since birth. Not to say that I have given up all the ideas that have been injected into my mind just yet. But to know that I should question everything rather than accept even my own ideas as truth is a wonderful place to start. I have heard this lesson in many different ways by many different teachers, but in this case, the tools and teachings life was sending me were perfectly answering the questions I was asking at the perfect time. I share this example of one of the tools that came my way, not to suggest reading this particular book, but to encourage or inspire us all to allow Life to show us what it has picked out for us perfectly at this time. If we are interested in living from a deeper place, Life will surely show us the way in the perfect manner for each of us. We must look with fresh, clear and open eyes to receive the gifts that await us. Important note (not something I “know,” but something I feel): if we are not interested in living from a deeper place, Life will provide experiences to increase our interest; we are Life, so Life wants our attention.
I pray for all of us as we continue down the path of open-hearted living. Sometimes opening your heart all the way can allow things to hurt. The hurt won’t stay because the heart is very resilient, but sometimes it still gets hurt. Recently my heart hurt very bad, I was quite surprised that it could happen. I value allowing things to be as they are and I feel that resisting and insisting things change only brings more suffering (unless my heart is guiding me towards initiating change or otherwise). I thought my intention to go with the flow and my desire to avoid judging whatever I saw would protect me from a deep hurt. Instead, I now feel that hurting is just part of the process. Sometimes people are afraid of an open heart and uncomfortable in its presence. Sometimes heads convince people that they would rather be upset, right, important, insignificant, superior, inferior or a million other things fear disguises itself as; often people choose from any number of distracting activities to quiet the noise the head is continuously making. The distractions keep us from opening our hearts and living within the experience Life is trying to give us in every now. People can treat an open heart in a rough manner at times as they juggle their thoughts and fears. When it hurt, I sat with my weeping heart, shared openly with my sweet little family and allowed it to be as it was. It didn’t close up, it isn’t wounded and it doesn’t love any less, it simply hurt for a bit. I smile now, because it doesn’t feel possible for my heart to hurt. The heart doesn’t waste time keeping track of awful memories and bad feelings. It beats now. The head likes to keep score, be right and convince us we have problems that need solving. The heart doesn’t remember, it lives the blessings of the moment. It is worth it to allow your heart to hurt sometimes because only a truly open heart can provide the place to rest without fear. The heart hurting is nothing to fear. Love comes from the heart and its power to do so is beyond comprehension. Believing in our hearts and allowing them to feel everything can only bring the peace, joy, love and aliveness that has been waiting for us since the beginning of time.
Three wishes for us all:
Sending you love and joy!
To become a happy person have a clean soul, eyes that see romance in the commonplace, a child’s heart, and spiritual simplicity. —Norman Vincent Peale
I came across the above quote in my morning reading recently. The idea of spiritual simplicity struck me deeply. I instantly loved that notion; the deepest part of me knew exactly what it meant when I came across it. That idea stayed with me all day and carried me through my choices of love and non reaction. Simply put, it helped me stay firmly in the moment and accepting of all that each moment brought with it. It is a very helpful thing to remember first thing in the morning, so I want to share it here this morning.
Spiritual simplicity means loving all that we encounter. It means accepting and truly living each experience as it comes. It means knowing that whatever circumstances we are experiencing, they are the perfect ones for us at the exact moment the Universe has created them for us. It means listening to Life and flowing with it in the rhythm that our spirits know. Living in acceptance doesn’t include feeling like we don’t want to or cannot change things. It empowers us to know the impulse of the Universe and give our attention and energy to changing things that are ready to change. In some cases, our mere acceptance of things allows them to change before our eyes; like how a hug or loving smile can melt the anger, sadness or frustration of a loved one. Other times, our acceptance of what is allows us to hear the Universe/God/Life telling us about what it would like to bring to us or through us. Resisting anything is a force that does not allow listening, it makes hearing Life’s messages impossible. Spiritual simplicity is love and listening. It is only found in the sacred moment we are in. It isn’t found in the thought stream and stress of daily life. It is in the flow of our spirit. Our spirits flow together. We are all connected and we can flow through our days in spiritual simplicity. Let’s listen and love.
As for the rest of the quote above:
Let’s set our intention this morning and feel how well it will serve us. Today, I choose to live spiritual simplicity and I intend to spread it to as many lives as I can touch and as many places as my energy can visit.
Sending you love and joy!
Well done is better than well said. —Benjamin Franklin
This quote sums up why I have been rather quiet lately. I’ve been working on the ‘well done’ part and a bit shy about the simple ‘well said’ stuff that comes much easier to me. I am never ever shy, so my continued unwillingness to share my writing lately has come as a big surprise to me. I have been listening to my heart and just waiting until I felt more ready to share and push through my weird plateau I have been living in lately. It is a comfort to me to know that my soul always returns me to trying to live what I know and push through whatever slows me down or derails me. Thank God there is always a new moment to inhabit.
The desire for spiritual growth and the pull to walk the path towards self-realization and self-actualization feels like a tough way to go at times. I read somewhere recently that a great spiritual master asked his audience to raise their hands if they were just beginning the spiritual path. When they did, he told them to go home and not start. He said it was too hard and they were better off not starting at all. He added that if they did start, they must finish. This is not the most upbeat and inspirational look at things, but I knew what he meant. Just admitting that makes me feel better. I am not sure why, but it does.
Sometimes I feel that I have read too much and learned too much to ever know how to live it all. Thus, the musings here to sort out what is most meaningful to me and share it in a way that I pray may be helpful to others as well. Letting too many concepts and intentions run around in the head doesn’t bring peace and wisdom, only the moment can do that. If only I had just read a few simple lines about the living in the moment and committed myself fully to that, maybe I would be farther down the path. But I didn’t. I kept searching and adding different ways of saying things to my head. Luckily, the moment is mixed in to all the great teachings. Just come back fully to the moment where all is well that comes from within…
At this very moment as this writing comes through, gratitude is growing in my heart that knows that every book, every message, every experience, every different translation of the same essential truth was meant to be shared with me. The Universe is always showing me the things I seek and the things It wants me to know. I don’t have to wish it were ever any different, I can sort it all out. I have always been happiest when communicating at the deepest level, so perhaps that is what I have been doing with Life. After all, the best conversations have several points of view and ample rough patches to maneuver. In my experience, tremendous joy ensues when mutual understanding prevails. Perhaps I can shift to peace and the overwhelmed feeling can dissipate. I believe I can. I believe I will. I believe I Am.
With all my stumbling, soaring, falling down, dusting myself off and trying again, here is the clearest message I can feel around me now:
My purpose here is to spread love.
I pray to have loving thoughts about all I see. I wish to let go of judgements and love all that I encounter. We are all doing our best and Love can only bring out a better best in us all. Through giving and receiving Love we can take steps down that path towards who and what we really are. Love feels good, it brings good. Actually, there really isn’t even a good or bad, Love is what there truly is underneath all the masks fear creates. Love shows us what there really is and frees us from all the false labeling and separating that we habitually do. I pray to let my life become a love letter. Let my actions become pure like the pen in my hand pouring out my soul on my favorite stationery. It is so easy to write a love letter. I pray to fall deeply into the ease of living one. Pray for me too please. I will pray for you.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~Mother Teresa
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. ~John Bulwer
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston
Wishing us all loving thoughts, loving actions and a kindness towards ourselves and others that can only come from our deepest Love that we are meant share.
Love will immediately enter into any mind that truly wants it.
(p. 55) —A Course In Miracles
We pick our vibrational frequency. We decide what we see when we look, what we feel as we experience and what we hear as Life is speaking to us. We choose our vibration we send out into the world and we pick what vibrational frequency we will receive back. The only true frequency is the vibrational frequency of Love. All the rest is noise and reactionary fear-based emotions. It’s like the fuzzy sound on an old radio as you try to tune into your desired channel. Love is the desired channel. All the rest is fuzzy noise, it’s not real. It’s nothing. Nothing happened. Once we can break free from reactions and fear, we can raise our energy vibration and watch it go out before us to transform all that is around us. We are no longer at the mercy of what levels everyone else is vibrating at. We can use our energy wisely and bring more love into every encounter, thought or action.
An interesting thing about Love — you cannot feel it from outside yourself, no matter how much is coming your way. Love comes from within. We cannot experience it outside of us without generating it and sharing it from within. No matter how someone else loves us, we cannot feel it until we have experienced the love within. This is how loneliness is possible. Loneliness is simply the outcome of not generating the love within; it is turning away from the source within and instead trying to find it outside of ourselves. Love cannot be found outside of us, only within. Love is our true essence, it is what we are. Once we can dwell in the frequency of love, we can no longer experience loneliness because we are never without the source of Love within.
Feeling lonely can be a blessing. It can make us figure out what we have within. We must feel it and figure out what it is telling us. If we run from it, it will only worsen. From the time I was a small child I had what felt like a deep sadness and the only way I could explain it was to call it “the lonely feeling.” I was tortured by my loneliness and I found it so very difficult to understand at a young age. I was often surrounded by people who loved me when I was feeling it and it felt like the worst feeling in the world. To be lonely in the company of others is deadening. It felt like an overwhelming urge to cry without a known reason why. Now, I am so grateful I suffered with these feelings because that suffering brought me to seeking for meaning at an early age. It also brought me to make many mistakes along the way as I tried to ease my loneliness. Lucky for me, I believe that sometimes mistakes are simply shortcuts to figuring out what we need to learn. I learned a lot throughout the years, sometimes repeating mistakes and sometimes hearing the messages. This lonely feeling continued to be my background hole I would sink into in tough times. Until I was able to understand that it was me choosing and creating it, it plagued me.
Life has been teaching me to turn towards Love and away from the lonely feeling over the years. Life has shown me that the Love I can turn to is actually the real me. Life has shown me that I Am much more than I ever dreamed possible and so is everyone else. Life has shown me that I can’t make that choice for others, they must generate their love from within as well; that way they can meet their real selves. God/Universe designed the perfect love curriculum for us!
There are many types of love. People like to label the different versions. I am not really interested in labeling love anymore. I just want to dwell in it and use my energy to help others do the same. The key to using your love energy well is to expect it to work. We must expect it to go out before us and surround us. We must be centered, calm, still and sure of our intentions. We must stay in the frequency of who we are and not sway into reactions over our outer circumstances. We must expect that we can dwell in love and act from love at all times. When we feel drained, we must learn to replenish and get back into the frequency of love right away. We don’t need to waste any more time in the fuzzy noise of life. Let’s Love. Let’s Live.
Accessing Love Ideas:
Look deeply in the face of another.
Watch a child play.
Look at flowers in stillness.
Stand by a tree and feel its energy.
Wishing you joy, smiles, laughter and Love for all. Be you! Be Love!
To know God
without being God-like
is like trying to swim
without entering water.
Life is speaking to each of us in a specific way that is perfectly designed so we can hear and understand. Life chooses the language of experience that will speak to our hearts and bring us toward our truest self as we remember what we are here to do. Being “God-like” means different things for each one of us and only we know if we are following what it means for us. Sometimes we may follow easily and stay grounded in the synchronisities of Life’s messages and sometimes we let fear creep in and lead us to distracted meaninglessness or ego based swirling which can only bring suffering. All of my writing here is my living prayer to live what I know and continue to expand what that means as I strive to help others feel inspired to hear the voice inside them that wants to learn, grow and live what they come to know as well. We know what we know for a reason and we must follow it home to our God-like selves. We all have that little spark of God inside us that wants to grow and experience Life. Living what we know is the way home.
When we can live what we know, our knowing brings us to a peaceful existence. Knowing without living what we know becomes a burden until we can actually live it. We each have our own knowing as we navigate what life is showing and saying to us. No experience is wasted and we are always learning and being shown what we are meant to know and live. I have experienced the way Life is patient with us for a while as we listen and learn and then Life gives us more and more nudges to move us along towards living more authentically. The patience life shows us can sometimes wane and the messages can accelerate and become louder and our circumstances more uncomfortable or whatever is necessary to keep us open to evolving as we are meant to. In some cases, we are too afraid to listen and grow, so life can send us a blow. I believe that we all know different things and we each find meaning in the perfect things to develop our specific Life path. There are many different paths to the same essential truths found along all of them.
We all know a lot. Life has shown us a lot. Whatever you have read, heard, felt, experienced or seen lately is part of Life speaking to you. Will you hear it? Will it change you? Can you enter the water and swim? You can! We all can. We must. If we continue to be shown things and do not find ways to live them, Life will turn up the volume on the messages. We can choose to listen to the whisper that feels like a Universe Hug or we can wait for the nudges, shouts and blows. Life isn’t trying to annoy us, it’s trying to wake us up. Let’s wake up with hugs! We can listen. We can know. We can grow and live what we know.
As we set our intentions to live all that we know, Life shows up and gives us the tools that will help us on our path. We are never without the tools. We may set them aside for a bit and forget to use them, but they are always available when we are ready to pick them up and use them to stay on the path. Today, let’s think about what tools we use and let’s commit to using them to help us become more God-like. My tools are reading, writing, meditation, prayer, compassion, proper nutrition, exercise and connected conversations. If I focus on these things rather than other distracted fear based habits, peace is more readily available. Sometimes I can do these things well and sometimes I am over-scheduled, busy and tired and some of these things fall off. We all have our own set of tools that have brought us closer to our God-like selves. They are different for each of us. Some people may find God in singing, dancing or painting. Our tools are not to feel guilty about when we forget to use them, they are simply to remember and pick up to bring peace again. Our tools lead to presence, peace and consciousness. Ultimately, they lead to Love. Love is always the answer. Today I pray to remember to use my tools that lead me to Love for All. That is what God-like means to me — Love For All. Love is All. God is All. You are All. I Am All.
Thought for the day — If it doesn’t make you feel good, it isn’t love. If it isn’t Love, it isn’t real. The real you can replace any thought or feeling that doesn’t feel good with one that comes from Love. You have an infinite amount of love inside you. Love is the only real thing. Don’t try to push unpleasant thoughts away, they will only grow, just turn towards Love and replace the thoughts and feelings with Love and Compassion. You pick what you give your attention to, find a Loving thought to replace the unpleasant one and you are on your way. You pick. You will amaze yourself at the amount of Love the real you is capable of. If you are reading this, you are ready to live this. The Universe sent it to you. Thank you for reading this!
Sending you Love and wishing you Joy!