Abundance is a state of mind

Abundance is not just money, coins and dollar bills, It is the world around you – the beauty around you, the people in your life, the land that supports you, the air you breathe, the water that gives you sustenance, the flow of energy through your life.

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Autumn crab apples

 

Abundance is in nature that surrounds and supports you and gives so freely and generously of her harvests and resources. It is the human made world of clothing and shelter, streets and roads, libraries, hospitals, places of safety and community. Abundance is the inspired offerings of art, music dance, theater, books, movies, writings, design and building, comedy and laughter – all manner of human creations.

Abundance is in the priceless laughter that bubbles up inside you and feeds your spirit! It is the sunlight bringing life to all things. Abundance is the tools, materials, and ideas to create and bring your inspirations to life.

Abundance is the freedom and time to enjoy the changing of the seasons, the gorgeous colors of fall – to take a few moments to watch the golden leaves float and spin and dance as they fall to Earth so they will feed the soil that supports your life.

Abundance is the food and drink on your table, day after day, year after year, nourishing and sustaining your body and soul. It is the loving friends, the helpful strangers, the kind neighbors that touch your heart and help you. It is the purring cats and snuggling dogs that share your life and bring your joy and companionship. Abundance is warm socks and boots on a cold day.

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Painted lady butterfly on red zinnia

Most of all, abundance is in the feelings that flow through you – joy, inspiration, inner calm, soul satisfaction, contentment, happiness…  Even feelings of anger and fear are there for your information and learning, to help you know yourself and learn from life.

Abundance is the feeling of being blessed to overflowing! It is the ability to share the overflow of your blessings with others.

With appreciation, name your blessings and feel the feelings they awaken in you .  Make this your daily practice.

When you feel confident and secure enough to be generous with your blessings, no matter how much money you do or do not have, you are truly living a life of abundance and plenty!

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More about power

Power means being an effective person- finding and doing work and play that satisfies your spirit and lifts your heart.

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Power is weaving webs of connection with others.

Power is using the fuel of your anger wisely and creatively without harm to others.

Power is standing in your truth and speaking clearly.

Power is allowing yourself to feel, letting feelings flow through you without blocking them. Giving them your full loving attention, then letting them go.

Power is aligning your inner light with source and knowing your connection to the web of all things.

Separately, disconnected from the web of all things, you are weak and flail about, seeking false sources of power. Grasping at straws. Those who would be separate are like a single thread, weak and alone, fragile and easy to break.

Connected to the web of creation, each individual thread joins with every other thread to create a tapestry, a fabric of amazing strength and beauty, of  breathtaking patterns, impossible to tear.

You are powerful!

You might be under the impression that you are small and powerless, insignificant, and forgotten. You are under a mistaken impression!

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You have come here to this place in a physical body. You have chose to be here and live on our magnificent planet at this time. Each and every one of you has a vital role to play in the unfolding of life on this earth.

The thoughts, ideas, feelings and emotions that run through you create and join with the energies of others to create the world as you see it and experience it.  I ask you to use the creative power of your thoughts, your feelings, to send the messages that you want reflected back to you.

Do you send the message that others are not welcome? My dear, you will find yourself unwelcome.  Do you send a message that others do not measure up to your standards? You will find that same thing happens to you. Do you send out and allow your loving moments to shine through? You will feel more love reflected to you.

This is an eternal law. What you send out through your vibrations, thoughts and feelings comes back to you. You are a powerful creator! Use your powers wisely!

Your shiny electronic thing

Your shiny little electronic thing may be connected to a universe of information – but it is limited. It has no heart, no soul, no emotion, no discernment for what really counts, what matters, what meaning lies beneath the incessant cranking out of “content”- more words and images each day.

What are you missing?

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Do not allow your shiny hand held smart – but not wise devices – to take over your lives, to substitute for real connection, true feeling, heart to heart conversation.

Do not let them babysit your children or substitute teach in place of a real human being with a heart, wisdom, emotions, kindness and compassion.

These sleek little objects take you from knowledge of the feelings in your body and tells you what to think, what to pay attention to, who is trending, who is on top, who matters, who you should like.

All those shiny images and catchy words take precious moments from your life. Are they worth it?

These are moments you could cuddle your beloved child, play with your pet, climb a tree, lie in a hammock in the shade, have a heart to heart talk with your best friend.

I know you will say it is useful, important, helpful. Yes it is a tool and perhaps a toy, yet you make a mistake when you allow it to rule your lives.

No matter how sophisticated your shiny little expensive electronic thing, it will never replace your heart, soul, and feeling which make you human!

What is real?

Stop awhile under my cool umbrella of shimmering leaves. Let the buzzing cicada lull you to rest. Feel my strong loving energy envelop you with welcome. To feel this you must release your grip on the shiny thing in your hand. The thing you hunch over and stare at hour after hour.

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What is real? The world contained in your mesmerizing little object, or the root and bark, leaf soil and seeds that make up my existence? Is it the shade shifting on the summer grass?

What is real?  Is it the breeze puffing its cooling breath across your body, the solid earth beneath your feel, supporting you and all you’ve done since before your birth; the moon and stars in the night sky? Is it the breath that rises and falls through your body like waves at the seashore?

What is real? The world inside your head or the world of your senses? What is real? The feelings and emotions that roll through you or the stuff of your imagination?

My dear ones, release your hold on the glowing screen from time to time and tune your senses to other frequencies of what you call reality. They will strike a deep chord within you, for you will remember once again the wonder of being a child. You will feel real again!

You are an emotional being

Betty’s note:  GCW has more to say about L of Ames, Iowa’s question about the Orlando shooting. (See previous post)

When will you learn that humans are emotional beings? There is no shame in feeling. Anger is part of your in-body experience. Fear is a part of your in-body experience. Feelings and emotions are messages to you. Allow yourself to receive and decipher the messages! This is vital for your health and the health of the planet you rule!

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Allow your emotions to fuel right action, action that corrects an injustice, action that recreates balance, action that helps bring people together, not split them apart.

When the fuel of anger builds and builds without release, without right action,  one tiny spark can ignite it. Get help to clear the anger within you. Do not allow it to build into a weapon of mass destruction, turning it either inward and destroying yourself or outward and destroying others.

See your culture in the mirror of recent destructive events. Healing your culture begins within each of you. Begin a revolution from the inside. Begin in the heart. Clear your anger, learn to let it flow for the good, for justice.

Now teach others for the health of the entire planet. Spread the word. Allow others to express their anger and fear and despair in healthy ways that build us up and bring us together.

Push beyond the fear of being vulnerable. This may take courage!  Ironically, in your vulnerability lies your strength. Begin with small actions in the direction of healing and softening your heart.

I speak for healing, for the beauty and power of life on this earth.  I ask you to choose to use your considerable powers for creating a planet in which all creatures can live in harmony and peace.

Emotional healing is possible

L of Ames, IA asks of the Orlando shooting, What is happening? How can this happen in our country?

My dear ones, the reverberations and ripples from this enactment of rage and despair have entered your bodies your minds and hearts and I sense your heart sickness, your fear, your anger and sorrow.

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Only those who feel separate from the web of life and the connections with all living things, those who seethe with the stuffed rage of many years do this. Those who feel separate feel powerless. Those who feel powerless may try anything to regain “control” and express what feels to them like “power” again.

Angry energy like razor blades radiates from those who have stuffed their rage. All who come near can feel it and sense the ugliness, the toxicity, the smelly stagnation of powerful energy eating away at the mind, heart, spirit and body.

It is not anger and fear that cause these rage events, it is the inability to express the anger and fear appropriately, without punishment, shame and humiliation.

Those who recognize and feel and allow emotions to flow easily do not ever erupt in rage and spread their damage like a hurricane destroying all in its path taking the easiest and nearest target.

There seem to be many humans on this earth who stuff their true feelings – Who fear their feelings. This is an epidemic!  So many humans have allowed unpleasant emotions to morph into toxic waste by hiding away from them even hating them and rejecting them! When you reject your emotions, you reject yourself! 

Emotions are energy, and energy must move.

I ask you to learn to feel your emotions when they first resonate in your body; to gain skill and discernment at naming and feeling your full spectrum of emotions from despair to joy. Learn to express anger without harm to yourself or any other.   Teach this in your homes, places of work, in your schools, learn to cry, learn to sing, lean to feel.  Learn that your feelings must flow.

Learn to tolerate your feelings and the feelings of others. Feelings and emotions are what make you human. It can be done, and it is not too late. Learn to stay with the discomfort. Discomfort will pass like clouds in the sky.

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This toxic waste of stuffed emotions can be transmuted by shining the light of love, compassion  and acceptance on them. Please ask for help if you cannot do this on your own! Healing is possible and you too can feel better.

Yes, even you.

You are not a stone

Dearest ones, with this voice I desire to convince you to heal yourselves from the inside out; to do the excavation, the clearing of blocked feelings, the forgiving of those who have harmed you so you can find and know clarity, peace, and connection with the web of life.

 

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Stones

It is not necessary to hold on to hurt or the energy of painful emotions – to become a living stone.

Feelings are vibrations – frequencies of energy that emanate from you and influence all living things near you. It is no small thing when you begin to heal yourself, for in doing so the web in which we are all connected and intertwined is made stronger, more vibrant, more beautiful like a rich fabric of many exquisite colors and patterns.

Every particle in the universe senses your vibrations. You matter! How you feel matters! As you heal, as you feel better, everything around you – all living beings respond to your new found clarity and elevated mood.  Give yourself and the earth the gifts of forgiveness, inner peace and clarity!

Your body is not a stone. It is an amazing system made of energy. Energy is meant to move, to shift and evolve.

When you decide to allow the flow, you will feel the difference after the energy begins to move and emotions have been transmuted and released. You will no longer feel like a silent and heavy stone. You may feel like dancing!

Pay attention

Pay attention to the here and now, for life does not happen inside your head.

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Life does not happen on the TV, on your “smart” phone,  or in your computer. It unspools from your heart, that rhythm instrument each of you humans possess, but sometimes forget. It arises from the feelings and emotions of your body. That is life! Feel it! Be one with it!

Attune your life to the rhythms of your body– the heart and breath, your earth, your sun and moon, our seasons. So many clues exist to help you order your waking and sleeping, your eating, your quiet and active times with perfect balance and health.

Yet you allow the gadget called the clock to order your day. You march to its beat, you obey it’s dictates. You have given it power to tell you when to sit, and when to move, when to eat when to sleep. Your body is not consulted. And your health declines.

You allow the big box with moving images and the shiny hand held blinking things to arrest your attention, to take you away from your power and flow, to distract you from your life’s purpose and the precious days and nights that make up your lifespan.

Someday, as it must, your lifespan will come to a close. Will you mourn those precious moments you spent in your head, ignoring the here and now, the countless hours on your “smart” shiny thing, the days and weeks mesmerized by the moving talking images that you will forget in a moment when the power is switched off?  You yourself are ephemeral, your body will not last.  How do you choose to spend your time?

Back away from the devices. Pay attention to your body, to nature, to your feelings.  And live.

Delight and feeling

Life is a delight for the senses.

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Feel the flow of the life force in your bodies, your roots your leaves and stems, and in each cell that dances the dance of life with every other cell of your being.

To be in a body of any kind is to be one with all that is, to accept your reserved and special place in the tapestry of life on this earth.

You are meant to feel!!!  You are meant to adjust your actions thoughts and words when your feelings don’t feel good, until they feel better. Yes, read that again. Adjust actions, thoughts and words until you feel better! You are meant to feel good! Delight is the free flow of life-force through you.

Do you feel depressed and wish to feel happier? What words do you speak to yourself in the silence of your own mind? Words that soothe, or words that inflame? Do your thoughts match your desires? Do they match your dreams? Your incongruent energy sends a weak signal, diffuse and faltering to the web of all things. When thought, word, action, and desire align, you create your life without effort with a light a happy heart!

Let yourself feel. Let yourself enjoy.  Let yourself have. Let yourself be. Let yourself play with nothing to fuel you but pure feeling, and pure fun! If you resist your fun, your play, you resist life itself! Let your feeling delight and inspire you.