Take a step

Take a step, Lovies. Move out of you familiar spot. Breathe and stretch into a new position, way of being, point of focus. You are ready. Actually, you have been ready for a while. Stop obsessing, procrastinating, and overthinking. Just take a step. You know how it goes: one step leads to another step.

The current days are dark. You are needed to spread your light, your joy, your wisdom and, most especially, your heart. Compassion, empathy, charity, generosity, kindness, affection, caring and all of those heart-centered activities are needed and necessary.

Now, start with you. Extend your loving heart to you. Drop recriminations, guilt, barrages of unworthiness and defeat.

Love and care for you. Love and care for your neighbor. Love and care for the world.

And so it is.

 

 

Try this challenge, dear ones

Try saying this silently to everyone and everything you see for thirty days and see what happens to your own soul:

“I wish you happiness now and whatever will bring happiness to you in the future.”

If we said it to the sky, we would have to stop polluting, if we said it to the ponds and lakes and streams, we would have to stop using them as garbage dumps and sewers; if we said it to small children we would have to stop abusing them, even in the name of training; if we said it to people, we would have to stop stoking the fires of enmity around us. Beauty and human warmth would take root in us like a clear, hot June day. We would change.

—from A Monastery Almanac (Benetvision) by the always wonderful Joan Chittister

Considering choice

 

What do you choose?

Are your choices made consciously?

Do you know why you make the choice you make?

Is your choice made out of fear, faith, obligation or with random abandon?

Are your choices predicated on the highest good for you and others?

Can you be true to the choices you make for you?

Do you have the strength to choose what is best for you even if it dismays others?

Do you remember to choose you?

Go gently and compassionately. Remember choice is a great individual power. May you use it for your highest good.

And so it is, dear ones.

Dying and death

In a mere 14 words, J. Adams Snyder gives us food for thought as we discern the distinction between dying and death. There are not the kissing cousins we might automatically assume, but rather radically different processes.

“The process of dying is falling asleep.

The process of death

is waking up.”

― J. Adam Snyder

You are more, so much more

You are bigger than you realize. You are more than the 3D constructs that surrounds you.

Have you considered how each and every one of your experiences (experiences of all kinds) shapes you, helps form you and offers you repeatedly new choice points in living.

Consider this: Are you living a life of fullness? Do you feel the zing of aliveness? Do you feel inspired (literally translated to taking in the breath of God)? Have you fed your soul? Can you see with an expanded perspective? Do you lead with your heart?

And in moments of reflection, are you able to discern the lessons of your soul?

You are a multidimensional being, Starfish. We encourage you to to step up, step forward, step into your fullness and live the higher dimensional life you have been invited to live.

And so it is.

 

The purpose of soul mates

Soul mates…you’re familiar with the term. Often people think it means the p-e-r-f-e-c-t match, the absolute one-and-only, or the one and only reason you have incarnated in this lifetime.

Soul mates are individuals with whom we share a karmic past and they come into our lives (again, and, often, again and again, throughout the ages) like sand in the oyster that catalyzes the creation of a pearl, layer by layer.

A soul mate can serve as an irritant, a stretcher, an eye-opener, a challenge as well as a sanctuary, vibrational match, or like home. In other words, soul mates, as the name implies, stretch our souls. The interaction with a soul mate can make us aware and move us into a place of higher consciousness. It is not a constant barrage of  hearts and flowers because the soul mate’s job is to help move us beyond our individual comfort zone and into an expanded awareness.

We might say the relationship provides a multidimensional push. If you are aware of these distinctions, you will be able to dissect the relationship into the 3D reality as well as the broader soul, higher self perspective. And that understanding will help you when the relationship has played out its purpose.

Gifts come in many forms and faces, right?

 

Ancient Celtic Prayer

This beautiful prayer honors the powers and gifts we receive from Mother Nature on a daily basis. There is such strength, expansiveness and wisdom in this blessing.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun;
Radiance of moon;
Splendour of fire;
Speed of Lightning;
Swiftness of wind;
Depth of sea;
Stability of earth;
Firmness of rock.

—Ninefold Blessing to the Elements

It’s coming

Dear Starfish,

We know you are trying. We know it has been challenging, and there are moments when you have lost your footing and, more importantly, questioned your faith. We ask you to take a deep breath. Stretch out all the kinks and stand anew, leaving your worries behind you.

In another dimension, you agreed to the path that is about to unfold before you. In your 3D incarnation, you do not remember these agreements, but rest assured these developments have been made with your full co-operation and collaboration. You have been shifting and unfolding and operating from a high heart. You are ready to step up to the multidimensional. You will like this. You will be like a fish to water. You will feel HOME.

Please do not fret. Go with the flow as much as you can. Say yes more than you say no. Listen well to your intuition.

You are loved, guided and protected.

And so it is.