Teach by example

Dear one, is your heart heavy with fear for others?  Do you worry about your family? 

You can help them without depleting yourself by seeing and witnessing their power, their strengths their capabilities, their talents, and reflecting this back to them in words and actions.

You are saying to them – “I know you can do this… I know you are capable… I know you can figure this out… this is what I’ve seen in you before…”  This is gentle coaching – leading by example – inspiring those around you.

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GCW in winter

Let them know you trust them to step up to the plate and do what needs to be done.  Your job is not to rescue, or save, but to be a light, to shine a light for them.

When you feel the familiar fear, go inward and feel it in your body.  It might be a tightening in your heart, a resistance in your throat, a roiling in your belly.  Pay attention to your feelings with love.  Breathe deeply for a few moments and allow yourself to be fully present to your body’s signals.

Feel your fear. “Give it your compassionate attention.” – Pema Chodron

This will help you find the courage to tune into the power within you.  Go deep into the living well of your life force and draw up the strength and fortitude and will to heal your life! Even though you feel fear, you can shine brightly and stand in your power. 

You teach by example!  Those you worried about in the past can learn to stand in their own power, reach deep within themselves and find the resources to thrive.

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The River of life

Do you flow with the river of life, dear one?  Or has a traumatic event beached you on a sandbar, taken you out of the main channel?

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Swimming geese

You and all living creatures are meant to move with the current, allowing the pull of the stream to float you effortlessly through many landscapes, the rapids, deep pools, the shallows, the floods, the white water…the many moods of the river.

If you have run aground and your life is on hold or feels like it is moving on without your full presence, please find someone who can help you gradually attune yourself to the flow, to rejoin and reclaim your life.

When you reclaim your life and heal, you send ripples health and wholeness through the web of all things, and all are uplifted by your intention and courage.

When you reclaim your life, you reclaim your power, your sparkle, your inner fire, for you were meant to live fully – feeling your feelings, fully embodied, breathing deeply of the life you desire, one with the river.

Are you bent out of shape?

Do you tie yourself in knots, bend backwards, reach out beyond your comfort zone into a state of anxiety and discomfort for any reason?

Do you fear that others will suffer if you do not put in superhuman efforts to “save” them? If so, you are over-reaching. Your circle of influence and power can only include yourself and your small children if you have them.

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Purple cone-flower and bumble bee

You can plant seeds for others with your words and actions, but you cannot make them grow. You can be an example with your own grounding, centering and focus, but you cannot make others “get it”.

No matter how much you love another adult, it is not your job to save them from themselves, show them “the way”, correct them, control or command them.

Others may learn from your example, or they may not.  Focus on you and your precious life!

Use your mighty power of focus and your alignment with source to find your own way. Correct your own course when you waver. Focus your attention on your own thoughts, words, and actions. If a change is needed, take action and do what is required.

Command your own energy, thoughts, words, and actions to create an empowered life for yourself.

Access your power!

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!

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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!

Your sweet spot

When you are energized, when you have no sense of time passing, when you are living in the moment, enthused, and inspired, you are centered in your sweet spot. Your physical body and spirit are aligned in harmony.

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Butterfly on elderberry bush

Do you spend most of your time in your sweet spot or do events, thoughts, and fears pull you off balance and out of true?

You work here is to do what needs to be done to line yourself up again and again with the amazing flow of energy, the inspiration, the delight and clarity of your sweet spot. This is where the things you care about get done! Effortlessly!

Can you catch yourself before you lean too far off center, before you get too far from your sweet spot? One way is to create a daily practice for yourself to keep yourself in balance.

Devise a ritual that helps you line up and place yourself fully in the center of your life, where your power lies, where you belong! You will be amazed!

Many humans are called at this time to step into their full power, to line up with their light and live fully in their sweet spot for the blessing of this earth. Will you?

Your sweet spot

You are meant to be a column of pure clear light. This is when life flows delightfully, without effort.

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White and black butterfly on red flower

When your light is shaded and dimmed by fear, when you are pulled off center or out of true by foreign substances, worry for another, your reaction to events, you lose effectiveness, you spin your wheels, you may become careworn and haggard.

Put yourself back in the sweet spot of flow, back to your spotlight where your energy moves without impediment. Align yourself with the web of all things where endless possibilities exist.

Simply drop the idea that you can’t do this. That, my dear is a lie! You are strong, capable and powerful. Those qualities are within you.

Do not search for your power and strength outside of yourself, for you will continue searching from lifetime to lifetime in vain. Draw them from the core of your being, as a singer brings forth a clear pure tone from within.

Release your need to control. Know your inner power and strength. Ask for help.

Allow the amazing intelligence of all that is to make connections and create soul satisfying solutions for you.  Allow yourself to live in your sweet spot!

Shape your future!

My dear ones, this is a time of choice.

Do you choose to live in fear? Do you choose to do what is healthy for mother earth and all life? Do you choose to make those minute adjustments to your life that will result in better health, happier relationships, feelings of peace and well-being?

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Crow in late winter

Set your intention each day. Start small and build on that.

You are the master of your life. Own it!

You choose and command the energies that move through you.

Get comfortable with that!

Your intentions and words have power beyond your ability to fathom. They interact with the web of all things, weaving and creating your future. Every thought, word, decision, choice and belief emanates from you and helps to shape the web of all things.

Align them with your dreams to shape your amazing future.

You have more power than you have been led to believe!

Your power supply

You are meant to be conduits for heavenly energy, allowing it to pass through your body mind and spirit to transform you. It is a partnership between you and all that is. You tap into amazing wisdom, passion, insight, healing power, confidence, knowing, and creativity.

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Red winged blackbird

Source is your infinite renewable power supply! Align yourself with the flow. Practice allowing yourself to open more and more to the amazing power supply available to all humans.

Do not doubt. Ask for the connection. Practice opening yourself little by little as you attune yourself to the current and higher vibrations you will be capable of holding.

Whatever work you do, whatever your passion, you will find it transformed and enlightened by a close partnership with the source of all creation.

You are a dragon slayer

What you are presented with emotionally in this life can be healed in this life. To do this, you must engage all your awareness, your will, heart and power, and face those patterns and thoughts with courage and trust in your resilience.

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Changing weather

You who truly seek healing, transformation and wholeness begin on an amazing hero’s journey of discovery. You will confront pain, you will confront your deepest fears. They are like dragons and you are the brave dragon slayer.

With courage and attention, you will find that the dragons are simply illusions – all puffed up but with no real substance behind them – like inflatable outdoor holiday figures when the power is cut off. They deflate and lay useless on the ground.

Cut off the power supply to heal emotional dragons by paying attention with courage, observing with compassion, staying with it, persevering for your health and transformation.

Betty’s note: Dear ones, please know that there is help available for your journey of healing and transformation.  When you need it, ask for help and support  from a therapist, energy healer, or shamanic healer who feels right for you.

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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Basswood leaf on sunlit stream

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.