Just kidding...trying to bring in some levity. We are all sorting out what is new and it seems to change daily. But, isn't this what we have been talking about? Haven't we been discussing energy changing, clearing out the lower vibrations and moving into higher light?
It may not "FEEL" that way, but trust me that this is what is occurring. If you choose not to plug into the mass hysteria and continue to be mindful, but not fearful, then you are seeing the potential in what is now happening around the globe. This includes the clearing up of the air of pollution and smog, the returning of animals to natural habitats, and the reconnection of families and loved ones.
I do not mean to downplay the issue nor the suffering that is happening for many people. I am aware of this, I feel this and I truly send love and healing energy to anyone and everyone on the planet that needs it. But, I also see this playing out for a greater purpose - something that we maybe cannot all see clearly.
We continue to move through unchartered territory in our world. Some have fallen into great despair while others have chosen to surrender to the flow of new energy. A few of us have been able to remain calm and positive and help create space for others to find this. What is happening now may have been foretold or forewarned. Those in the spiritual communities have been working through difficult personal energies for years. The traumas and issues of our past and the connection to them on a cellular level and the dark night of the souls have prepared us for this time. But I realize that many of you just began this journey or hadn't actually completed it.
To all of you - regardless of where you are on your spiritual path I want to say that now is the time to RISE. Now is the time to move into your light and shine.
The Marianne Williamson quote that I begin all of my teacher trainings with remains so powerful and maybe even more timely today:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love (hardcover p. 165. paperback pp. 190· 191) 1992.
Our training is over. We have learned about non-attachment. We have discussed stilling the mind-stuff. We have worked on releasing lower energy on a cellular level. This time is now to RISE up. Your family needs you. Your community needs you. The world needs you. In fact, there has never been a more important time to embrace your light and shine - to liberate yourself from the bondage of our fears. THIS is what we have been talking about.
- Think outside the box
- Go within and contemplate daily
- Go outside and commune with nature to plug in to nature
- Create beautiful art
- Learn new things
- Figure out how to live with less and simplify
And when you do, please share with others. I want to see your light and I want to see all that you can be. And I know that if you RISE up to that challenge and share with others the you will truly give others that same permission to do so.
BE THE CHANGE, Gandhi said.
Abraham Lincoln said: Dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
As we continue to move through the changes of today's world, do not forget the practice that has helped you so many times before. It is even more important today. I am here for you...allow me be your muse or your sounding board as you RISE this month.
In Love, Service and Wisdom,