There comes a time when you must acknowledge that you need the help of a higher power; that you need the wisdom and compassion of all that is to heal yourself, to solve your problems in surprising and miraculous ways with soul satisfying results.
Dear ones, you cannot do it all by yourselves! Give up the illusion of control and allow the wisdom, grace, and peace of spirit to work in your lives.
You will have access to all wisdom, all possibilities, all combinations of factors, all inspirations and ideas. It is having the entire universe at your call.
Let go of your grasp on that which is holding you back! Let go of your narrow picture of how things will happen.
Allow yourselves to be filled with fresh inspiration and energy. Allow the amazing upwelling of spirit in your precious lives!
It is OK to rest and relax and waste time! It is OK not to know. It is OK not to have all the answers. It is OK to stay home from the party, to enjoy your own company.
It is OK to be at loose ends. It is OK to not know your next step. It is OK to take a siesta. It is OK to empty your mind as you study the shifting sunlight and shade under a magnificent tree.
Give yourself time and space. Release the pressure you place on yourself to constantly decide,to judge to think and do.
Don’t worry that you will become a habitual or perpetual lie-about, for that will never happen! You will receive inspiration for fabulous new ideas or take action soon enough. In the meantime, give in to gravity and take a nap!
Part of the pleasure of being human is the state of grace when you simply exist in the moment without thought of past or future, without worry, without analysis, without argument.
So, sink your bare toes in the dewy grass or a sandy beach, and throw off your stuffy adult responsibilities for a few hours.
Have others defined success for you? Do you subscribe to the popular view that bigger and more is better?
How do you define success? Is it a big house and three car garage in the fashionable part of town? Is it a stressful high powered career in which you get to boss others? Is it lots of money in the bank?
Is your definition of success winning at your game of choice? Are their losers in your game?
Is your idea of success feeling happy in the life you’ve chosen? Is it thriving in the place you’ve chosen, doing what makes you heart sing, feeling comfortable in your body? Is it having time to relax and enjoy your family and friends; the simple but soul satisfying moments of a life well lived?
Decide what matters to you, what success is to you. Take the time to quiet your mind and get in touch with your inner spirit, beyond thought. Your heart will know the truth.
You are the master of your life, your time, your energy. You choose how to spend these most precious resources. Spend them wisely! Spend them in support of a life that satisfies your soul!
Does your mind outpace your body? Do you feel spacey and disconnected?
If your mind races ahead and leaves your body behind, you are living in the future and forgetting the present; neglecting your grounding in the here and now, your need for earth energy, for your full and complete presence in this time and place. Don’t jump or skip ahead!
Red wing blackbird on a breezy day
If your body rushes ahead and leaves your mind in the dust, you are living in the past ; disembodied, perhaps getting yourself into situations that do not serve you well. Perhaps you feel stuck.
Can you bring your body mind and heart together and concentrate all your focus in this moment? Can you keep it together?
The present is where your power lies! When all of you is in the present. This is the state of flow, where you are plugged into your power supply – All that is – and you have access to boundless energy.
Here’s a practice for you to help you pay attention to what is now. Choose one of the 5 senses: feel, taste, touch, smell, sight. Focus for a few minutes on only that information coming into your body and mind through that sense.
Can you narrow your focus that much, aligning body and mind and balancing your consciousness in this point in time? Can you gather all of yourself, your scattered energy, thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and know your wholeness?
In this way, you train yourself to be wholly present, to empower yourself and tap in to amazing energy!
Over the years of your life, energy, inspirations, emotions, feelings, ideas, thoughts, fears that you block and deny and push down have nowhere else to go but to stay in your energy field. The energies that makes up these thoughts get stuck, build up and accumulate like heavy storm clouds.
Storm clouds and prairie grasses
If you are sensitive, you feel the extra weight, the heaviness. Does it hold you back, press you down like a weighted blanket, a back pack full of stones?
It is not your work to carry this weight. You can clear and release it with patience, courage, commitment.
Foreign substances in your body will not solve the problem, will not clear the clouds, but only allow you to pretend for a short time.
Tap into your emotions, the buried ones, the old and stale ones, the emotions that flash through when something triggers you. You must focus and feel the emotions within you. You do not have to react to them. Simply feeling and acknowledging is enough.
The emotion is not you, it is energy that is meant to flow through you. I am telling you, you can feel better!
Find help if the emotions feel overwhelming. It is like learning to walk, learning to read. This is a life-saving skill you can learn, and it will set you free.
Dear ones, you will always have another chance to live by the truth of your heart mind and spirit. Have you made grave mistakes? Have you hurt others? Have you done things you regret? Have you wasted the precious moments of your life?
Grandmother Cottonwood, early June
Begin this moment to create thoughts, feelings, and take action in the direction you wish to move. Begin to define who you really are deep at the core of you. Let the person you show to the world match the true you, the inner you. In this way you define yourself as a person of integrity.
You who wish to make changes may still at times cause hurt, still do and say things you regret. My dear, you are not a carving of stone, unmoving and unmovable. You are a fluid being of free well. With time, attention, and commitment you can shift yourself in the direction of love and wholeness and inner peace. Have patience with yourself!
Believe in yourself! You can do this. Make these changes for yourself, the health of your spirit, and the blessing of this planet!
Dear ones, do you live your life dissatisfied, wishing you were elsewhere? Is what is never enough? Is what is not good enough? Is what is not worth your full time and attention?
Bleeding heart and pulmonaria
I am here to tell you that you must not resist or denigrate what is, no matter how unpleasant you find it. To move through tough times, you must be honest with yourself about where you are and what is happening.
Only when you cease resistance and pushing against what is can your energy begin to flow in the direction of your dreams and desires.
Find the beauty in your life, something to appreciate, even if it is tiny- minuscule- microscopic. Even if it is the shifting shade under a tree on a sunny day. Even if it is finding a penny on the sidewalk, even if it is a cool sip of water.
Bring your attention to the present moment even if it is not a moment you would have chosen. Feel your breath in your lungs. Accept what is, learn to live in harmony with what is and your life will become more and more what you want it to be.