Fear or light?

Do events and actions beyond your control trigger fear in the pit of your belly? Do scenes on the television screen create an underlying stress that colors your life in shades of gray? Does worry about “expert” opinion and commentary on the news destroy your mood and suck the joy out of your life?

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Circling vultures

If this is so, your connection to source, to the vibrations of light and love that sustains all life here, to the well being that you were born with has been weakened. In this way the web of all life is weakened as well.

Turn off the news and entertainment that brings you down! Its darker, heavier energy fills the light in your life with murk and commands you to think about the media’s interpretations of events they choose to show you. They are filtered for maximum fear, controversy and disharmony! Then these images and words are pumped into your brain!

Remember – Fear is cheap! And Fear sells! Apparently there is money in fear.

Do not fall into the fear trap!

You might think to yourself… but I must be informed! I must not bury my head in the sand…!

My dears, the most vital thing you can do is to maintain your light, the clarity of your vibrations to be a source of light and love on this planet. To maintain your inner peace in the face of ugliness in the world, to know the reality beyond the 5 senses, the realm of spirit in which we all exist and to call on our higher selves to take control. Yes, there is ugliness, when others forget their own divinity, their own light.

When you maintain your light your vibrations send ripples of love and light out into the world, affecting those around you, who in turn may also connect once again with their light and send more ripples of loving energy into the web of all things.

This is infinitely more valuable than “being informed” of every ugly event taking place across the globe.

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Grandmother Cottonwood

When you feel fear manufactured and magnified by the media, turn your shiny device off, deepen your breathing, take a walk in nature, or hug a tree, play with a baby, do some yoga, dig in the garden, touch and connect with the sweet green earth, your home…. and above all, know your light.

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Bless your mistakes

If you came here in a human body, you have made mistakes.  That is part of the human program.  Forgive yourself! 

Does a spider berate herself for a missing or crooked filament in her web?

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Amazing spider web

If you need a new direction in life, allow yourself to slow down and turn toward the life path and choices that light you up, that fill you with inspiration, that satisfy your soul. 

Reweave your web!

Let your spirit guide you.  Know that spirit guides you through your feelings.  If something or someone lights you up, move in that direction. If you feel depleted, exhausted, and down every day, reconsider what you are doing and who you are with.

Bless your mistakes for they have shown when you have veered off course from your true desires

Bless your mistakes for they have given you a reason to start fresh.

Bless your mistakes for they will help you clarify what is important and what is not important to you.

Bless the light and dark of you, the “right and wrong” of you, the parts of you that you hide and those you show.  Bless your weaknesses and strengths, your rest (do you call it laziness?) and activity your body and spirit, for all things are one within this vast and infinite universe.

Your heart knows your oneness, your connection to all things, your potential.  So, do not judge yourself for being human.  Allow your mistakes and missteps to guide you to the life you desire!

 

 

 

New Beginnings

Note from Betty:

Dear friends, Grandmother Cottonwood is coming out of retirement.  Since leaving my day job and working through some health issues, I’m feeling a strong pull to begin channeling GCW again and sharing her words with you.

This connection with the magnificent cottonwood tree lights me up and inspires me – so by doing this blog, I am practicing what she preaches! 

May her words inspire and bless you.

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GCW in summer

     On this day, you begin again. You start fresh with a clean slate. You live here and now in this flickering light under my canopy, your heart navigating the journey, your feet bringing you here, step by step.

Now past and future dissolve into this one present moment.  It is the breath, filling and emptying; the breeze stirring my leaves in silver shimmers high above, touching the summer sky.

We are alive!  We have been given the most precious gift of all – Life here on this beloved green planet at this time and in this place.  We each have our place in the ancient circle of life that has sustained our planet for millennia.

If you think your presence here is an accident, a mistake, think again!   A billion or more coincidences, factors, and conditions had to line up perfectly to allow for your creation.

If you think you are helpless, think again! When you align your energy with source, you are a powerful force to be reckoned with

If you think you can’t make a difference in the world, think again!  Every choice you make, every thought you think sends ripples into the universe, creating patterns of energy that interact with others and form what you know as reality.  Choose those thoughts, ideas, feelings, and words that you wish to see made manifest in the world.

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All- that- is desires and needs your presence here, shining your light fully, sharing your unique gifts, your loving energy with clarity, grace and joy!

Step up to the plate

Everybody gets a turn at bat. Step up to the plate, get set, pay attention, keep your eye on the ball…

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Red maple leaf

In a game, you have limited at bats… In life you get chances to step up time and time again. Did you “strike out” last time you had a chance?

Have you taken time to sharpen your skills, deepen your knowledge, command your attention and focus so it does not wander or waver? Have you gotten complete clarity on what you want? Is your head in the game? 

If so, this at bat you will have a better chance to connect squarely and hit the ball out of the park.

Can you imagine and picture your bat connecting, the loud crack, the feeling of power when the ball sails up and over the field, clearing the fence? Can you feel the firm set of your feet, the low center of gravity, the power in your arms, shoulders and chest and the swivel at your waist as you swing and connect?

Life presents you with countless opportunities to step up to the plate and shine. Will you take your turn?

Fill yourself

When you feel an empty place inside, a feeling of envy, malice, a bottomless fear, you’ve tapped into a “negative space”, a void. Only you can fill and heal these voids and vacant places in your psyche.

Alcohol, smoking, food, mind altering drugs, sex, money will not fill these voids. They may help you forget, ignore, or pretend they don’t exist for a time, but soon the void will reappear, yawning, dark and bottomless.

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Full moon, Autumn

The only way to wholeness is for you to face the void and empty places within you, acknowledge them, breathe, and fill them with self compassion, with loving energy, color, healing sounds, with light that fills and permeates and illuminates the dark places, and dissolves the shadows.

This love and healing energy must come from your center, the spark of spirit within you. You must kindle and tend your inner flame, for no-one else knows your true heart, your true center as you do.

Ask to be made whole with the energies of light and love. You will be shown the way.

In this way, you can gradually heal yourself and heal your spirit. Ask for help if you feel overwhelmed. You are not alone!

Fill yourself to overflowing with light. Know that is enough.

Change your focus and your life will change.

Do you focus on what is wrong, Dear ones?

Do you zero in on problems, attend most urgently to the annoyances and irritations in your life to the exclusion of all else? Is your attention captured by bad news, ugly gossip, stories and images that disturb and dismay you? Do you spend time ruminating on tales of lack, messages of not enough?

Are you happy with the direction your life is taking when you focus in this way?

Change your focus, change your life.

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Milkweed pods gone to seed

As the focus can be selected on a camera, you too can choose the main focus of your day, your hour, your present moment. Everything else will remain in the background.

You can focus on one detail of the frame so it is clear and sharp within your attention. Everything else will fade like a blur into the background and become insignificant – a backdrop to what is most important.

Choose and frame your subjects wisely like a good photographer. Choose that which uplifts, delights, inspires and satisfies your soul. Spend time focusing and attending to these qualities and soon you will find your life shifting to a new and improved model!

Shine your light

All light workers and healers are needed here and now on this planet in this time and place to create a web of support and loving energy.

You are needed to hold the vibrations you have achieved – strong and straight and true. You are needed to maintain your course, stay on your path, to shine your light, for you are not alone. Others will be inspired and uplifted by your light. Then they too will be able to shine their lights and the web of all things will be strengthened.

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Wild geese in Autumn

It is yours to own your light, to shine in the darkness and become an example of what is possible. You set the tone, and strengthen the web of all things.

You will plant seeds of healing and hope with your example. It is not yours to force the seeds to grow. It is not yours to do the heavy lifting. It is up to each individual to grow and blossom at their own pace, in their own time.

You help this process, my dears, simply being the light, lovingly witnessing the transformation of others into all they can be.

Do not be discouraged, for the vibrations, the love, the light you bring to this planet make a difference for the better whether you know it or not.  Do not underestimate your power to create positive change!  You are needed here and now!

 

There is no going back

A seed, once sprouted can’t ever return to curl up once again in its protective shell. Something magical has been set in motion that must play out!

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Tiny seedlings and concrete

Once born, a baby cannot reenter the womb. It’s life is now, unfolding as nature intended – growing, developing, maturing, with no looking back.

Once you have crossed the threshold of healing, once you have experienced the soul satisfaction of living at full power, once you have regained your own voice and witnessed your own light from the inside out, you, my dear, will never look back at your old life with longing.

You may have fond memories of the past, but you will know without a doubt that your path unfolds before you, as nature intends.

You are here to grow and develop into the best version of yourself. You are here to fulfill the promise set forth on that magical day of your birth!

What are you waiting for?

I, rooted to the earth, I who stand patiently in my chosen place for my hundred or more years ask you –

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Grandmother Cottonwood

What are you waiting for?

It is time to get off the mark, out of your seat, and let the inspiration that fills your being move you to act! When you are inspired and connected to source, the acts you are moved to will ring true, fall into place with ease, be in your highest good and the highest good of the planet.

When you are in accord with your heart and allow the fearful ego voice to fade into the background, your actions will bless this earth and all living creatures.

So, what are you waiting for?

If fear and loathing keep you frozen and motionless, do what you can to soothe your fears and calm your anxiety. Do not allow your life to pass you by because of fear!

Your true power comes through when your will and divine will line up. Then you feel the energy and inspiration fill your body. Then you can tap into the great power at your center, the divine purpose you have come to express.

Let your light shine brightly!

Upwelling of spirit

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.

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Dragonfly

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!