Reconnect to Source

You are beings of light and energy, meant to connect your light with that of source, to form a column of clear pure light in which you are connected to the earth, centered in your body, and aligned with source.

Take me, the mighty cottonwood tree as a model. My deep roots anchor me to the earth. I am centered in my truck and lower branches. My leaves and buds and uppermost branches reach toward the sun and align themselves with the light.

GCW, winter afternoon

When your light becomes clouded and you feel disconnected from source, you may suffer, you may become addicted to something or someone to distract from your feelings of separation.

The light of source is always there for you, shining brightly! When you feel disconnected, it is for you to find a way to plug into the light, current and power of source.

Humans have devised many ways over centuries to reconnect with source. Perhaps singing from your heart will do it for you, or creating visual art or making music or writing.

You might find your connection to source as you follow the guidance and wisdom of your heart, spend time with a beloved friend, work at a task you love with focus and dedication, pour your heart out in prayer, do yoga, spend time with a beloved child, work with plants… doing what you love…

Dear ones, please know that Source is not “out there”. Source is easily accessible to each and every living creature on this planet and that includes you! Source is within you all! Think of source as a feeling of expansion, of joy, timeless flow…of grace…of trust in life…

When you find a way to reconnect with the light within you that is source, you heal yourselves and know your oneness with all that is. Your energy, health and intuition will improve. You will become who you are meant to be.

Connection with source is your birthright!

Expand your awareness

When you expand your awareness to include the spirits in all things, the rocks, trees, clouds, insects, plants and animals, the land you call home, the other people around you,  you expand your experience of life.

You expand your understanding of the oneness of all things  You see life from a different perspective like a hawk soaring overhead, or a snake gliding across rough pavement or through the tall grass.

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Little brown snake

When you expand your awareness to know what hawk knows, you will feel and know the warm updraft under your wide open wings, effortlessly holding you aloft above the immense landscape where you make your living.

When you expand your awareness to know what snake knows, you drink in the earthy smell of soil, dead leaves, and rough pavement beneath your belly, you sense the texture and solidity of the ground, you feel the stiff stems of grass anchored to the earth as you glide past.

When you expand and allow yourself to know these things and to experience them, you will gain respect for all living creatures and the great web of life that sustains us.

Always remember this!  Nothing can be separated from the whole. 

When you expand your awareness, you will know your place in this great web of life- that you belong to the earth.  I ask you to use your free will and human agency to celebrate and protect the great tapestry of creation of which we are all a part!

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!

 

 

 

Dissolve into all that is

It is peak high summer. Everything is alive and growing! Take time to allow yourself to be one with the sky – the blue dome, the trees, the grasses, the solid earth.

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Summer sky

Even for a few minutes, know and feel yourself as energy, as a shifting almost fluid being. Allow the awareness of yourself to dissolve into all that is. In this way you will feel one and become one with the entire universe.

Your ego won’t like this much! Give it a little treat and send it to rest somewhere close by under a shady tree.

When you learn to dissolve and re-form, you learn that you are in everything and everything is in you.  And by everything, I mean All That Is.

When you know this in every cell of your body – every particle of energy that makes you up – you will never feel separate again.

The joy of song

I celebrate your amazing voices, lifted together in song.

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Singing red-winged blackbird

You create a powerful uplifting current of sound energy that envelopes and permeates all. It heals and clarifies and brings those who hear closer to the powerful knowing of the oneness of all things.

I, a magnificent cottonwood do not hear, but I feel the waves of sound, I sense their harmony or disharmony. I sense the presence of the highest energies rising on the tidal wave of your joined voices. I feel them in my roots, trunk and crown.  All that is extraneous falls away before your joyful harmonious tones produced with love.

Sing from the deep heart of your being. Let your voice be heard! Let the vibration of love you express be transmitted to the web of all things to set it singing with joy.

Be like water

Flow

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Creek in spring – Canadian geese

Water flows without thought, without worry, without a plan. That is the nature of water, to flow where gravity pulls, to the measureless ocean, the infinity of water where all drops all flows, all streams, all rivers become one; where all merge into one incredible power.

Do you know the power that surges in yourself when you feel the oneness with all that is? The truth that you are inseparable from source is your power.

You are not alone– not a tiny weak thing that must scrape by and compete with other separate beings. We together, all living things are one organism woven together at an invisible level through the fabric of existence.  Let us learn once again to live in harmony and flow!

When you close your eyes and allow yourself to expand into the light as you meditate, you get a small taste of your oneness with all things. Once you know this, my dear, you will never un-know this fundamental truth.

Rededication

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Jack in the pulpit

We (GCW and Betty) rededicate ourselves to bringing forth messages of nature’s wisdom and loving words of spiritual healing to those who are ready for them. Grandmother Cottonwood authors and transmits the feelings, impressions, images, and information. Betty receives the information and puts it into a form others of her kind can understand.

GCW speaks: My dears, this is first and foremost about love, the framework, the foundation of all that is. I wish to communicate to you the vast incalculable web of love that is woven around and throughout all existence. You are each and every one an integral part of this web. There is no separation, no complete severing of any particle in the universe.

The only separation, if you experience it, exists in your mind and heart. If you think you are separate, if you feel that you have been cast into infinite darkness, you are living in illusion – in your head.

My desire is for you to know the oneness of all things for then you will begin to care for each other with love, not obligation. You will care for the earth with appreciation and partnership, not dominance and destruction. You will care for yourselves with heart expanding joy, and in the joy and appreciation and love you will be made whole and all that surrounds you healed.

When you are love, the reflection you see in the mirror is love. If your reflection is less than love, seek to release the illusions you have taken as beliefs. These beliefs may seem true, but they harm you and do not serve you.

Wake up to the love at your center! Live it!