Saturday, January 22, 2011

Every Moment is Perfect.

Recently I decided to start doing less talking, more listening....especially to my own inner voice. I've learned some interesting things. For instance; my fears are a pack of lies! Seriously, I'm realizing how much they are just stories I tell myself. Yes, they may be based on something that really happened, something that hurt, but just because I was hurt once doesn't mean I need to be afraid forever! Our fears are meant to protect us, but actually end up isolating us behind giant walls. I am starting to see that my fears are an illusion, a trick of the mind. Mariann Williamson writes that only love is real. Nothing else actually exists. If a person behaves un-lovingly, then it means their behavior is derived from fear. And since fear only exists in our minds, that person is hallucinating.

I'm beginning to grasp the concept that all that actually exists is right here, right now, this moment. The past is gone and exists only in my mind, the future hasn't happened yet. All that is real is right NOW. When I am able to be fully present in the moment, I've realized that thanks to the Universe, most of the time right NOW is actually pretty wonderful. Makes all that worrying and being fearful seem like a big waste of energy!

The Universe is a living organism, of which we are a tiny part, like cells of a much larger body. And like the body needs no reminder to breathe, or for the heart to beat, the Universe automatically provides everything needed for all parts to function, grow and flourish, whether plant, animal, or human. If I look closely enough, right now I have everything I need. I am safe, I am loved, I am free. A perfect moment. If I look closely, it seems that each "right now" is a perfect moment, everything unfolding exactly as it should and nothing to be afraid of.

Unless life or limb is in jeopardy, most fears are of the "not enough" variety. Not enough love, not enough money, not enough power, status, etc. When we are afraid, we are choosing to not to see what we have, instead focusing on what we think is missing. My fears are a lie, a hallucination, I have everything I need. If it's not here, I don't need it! I may want it...but I don't actually need it. You can't always get what you want, but I believe we do get exactly what we need. What you choose to do with it is up to you.

My new mantra is "In this perfect moment I have everything I need." This is so powerful because it brings me back to the present moment and returns my attention to right here, right now. I always find that what is happening right now is a beautiful thing. Even if something difficult is happening I am able to see it is for my highest good and helping me to grow. I am discovering that by continually redirecting my focus to the present moment, my fears are losing their power over me. I am finding that my intuition is sharper and my inner voice is becoming clearer, easier to hear. I can feel things, people, connections, love, much more intensely. It's as if my worries and fears have been clouding my view, but now they are lifting, allowing the light to shine through. I am realizing that my fears are nothing more than mist, blinding me to the beauty and joy that is already present.

In this perfect moment, I have everything I need.
Love. Joy. Peace. Happiness.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Living a fear-less life.

My greatest desire in this new year is to live a life without fear. This does not mean that I will no longer be afraid, but that I will no longer give into my fears. I will refuse to be governed by them, refuse to close my heart. A Course in Miracles says our fears are the walls we've created to protect our wounded places. They are barriers that keep others out, and prevent us from giving and receiving love.
This year I want to eliminate "fear" from my vocabulary, and my emotional repertoire. I want to be self-aware, not self-involved. I want to stop myself when I feel defensive, angry, bitter, or jealous and look at the underlying fears that are causing these negative, draining feelings. Then I want to find the old wounds that are making me afraid and heal them, with love, compassion, and understanding.

I want to be a light-bringer, not just a light-seeker. I want to surround myself with others on the same path, who understand and support my healing and growth. I want to remember that at our core we are all beings of infinite light and pure love, wearing a human body for just a while. I want to never forget that I have a limitless supply of love, and to give it away in a constant flow, needing and expecting nothing in return. I want to release and let go of outcomes and results, to simply love, trusting and allowing the current of energy from Spirit to carry me wherever I am meant to be.

I want to remember that I am loving and loveable, to stay balanced and strong so I can always come from this place. I want to remember that I AM LOVE, and JOY, as we all are. Everything else is a lie, an illusion.

This is my greatest wish...let me live and love fear-lessly.

Sending you light and love.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Be as a candle....

"A few who pass through this world that's so alive with excitement and temptation are seized by a hunger for the simple holy ways.

And you who now gaze upon these words, are you of that hungry tribe?
Are you a pilgrim of the soul, searching for the secret cup?

Have you the gift of sacred curiosity?
Are you one who has glimpsed the Other World?
And have you heard the blessed realm is closer than your breath? Or thought? Or the supple thread of life?

And if you nod your head and murmur yes and yes and yes again, then know that you tend the sacred flame. You are a keeper of the Light.

Then it is given and charged that you must now keep your heart open and divest yourself of all that is uncharitable and vexatious, whether your days are shot with starlight or set with shadow. Be wary and wise, a steady witness to the changeless Truth.

O Friend, O Love, to win this race,
Be you as a candle in a windless place.

And blessed shall you be."
(From "Celtic Blessings" by Michael Green)

Come with me....let's fly in 2011.