Simply Because I AM.

I speak my truth
Because I AM.

My head held high,
back straight,
standing tall.
Simply
Because I am.

I honor the voice of my soul
Listening intently to the whispers of my own heart.
Following the guidance I find there
Reminding me of what is true: I AM.

The words aren’t meant to foster arrogance
But to signify who I know myself to be–
Sacred, Divine, Lightbeing
Filled with wisdom, grace, love.
I AM connected to the All That IS.

Calling forth the ancient teachings
Of all who came before me,
Living their own manifestations
Honoring the resonance
From deep within their beings;
The call of I AM.

Because I AM, I *see you.
And so must too *see me–
In all our beautiful, radiant glory.
I am. You ARE. WE are.

It is OUR birthright
To be this entity of ONEness,
To speak with the voice of consciousness,
To become the energy of change.
Our birthright because
I am. YOU are. WE are One.

I am Jackie. Filled with grace, beauty, wisdom, sacred essence.
And the same is true for you, dear friend.
WE are. Divine Presence. It is simply WHO we ARE.

Much love.
xo
J

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The Truth About ‘Good’

It began as I read the post of a fellow blogger, ‘Something Beautiful’ from the Wordsmith’s Desk.  The first few lines of the post were from an old church hymn I remember singing as a child.

Something beautiful, something good

These are the words that played over in my thoughts–especially something good. From there I heard Maria and the Captain von Trapp singing ‘somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good’ as they realized they were in love and couldn’t imagine the good fortune of being together and having found one another.

‘Something good.’ In her poem ‘Wild Geese’ Mary Oliver begins with ‘You do not have to be good.’ It’s an interesting word–GOOD. And even more so what we’ve created as reality within our beings around it. ‘Be good. That’s good. It wasn’t good. Do good.’ Just typing and repeating ‘good’ is rapidly removing the insinuated context of its meaning from my thinking mind. (Which I’m realizing as I’m typing this could be a very effective exercise in quieting the mind or practicing disassociation from our perceptions of ‘what is.’)

First, the reality that I’m hearing from deep within myself is that we are already GOOD. What Mary Oliver meant to indicate, or at least what it feels to me, is that we don’t have to try to be good. We don’t have to follow a set standard of living or being in order to obtain the beauty, grace and true Divine ‘goodness’ of who we already ARE. It’s a paradox really: ‘you don’t have to BE good because you already ARE good.’

So let’s go a step further and feel the definition of this word ‘good.’ I love thesaurus.com for quick clarity and understanding; here are the words synonymous with ‘good:’ admirable, charitable, honest, innocent, perfect, pure, worthy, whole. YOU are ALREADY ALL of these qualities. WE are! Not because we’ve done something to be so. And there’s nothing we can do to not be so.

In the very core of who we are lives the innocence of our being. At the heart of our presence we are pure, we are whole. Wholly perfect. This is unrelated to what we say, what we do, how we live or what we accomplish. We are a soul center, filled with the grace of the Divine. We are beautifully PERFECT. And our journey here through Earth school is to REMEMBER that truth and stop trying to prove or create it. IT ALREADY IS.

Today. You. Own it. You are a Divine being filled with perfection. Imagine if we already knew that–how differently would you live? This is our journey my friends. To engage and connect to this truth. And to BE the ‘goodness’ we already ARE. Stop trying to attain it. It’s yours–you came with it! Just let it shine. BE YOU. I AM Jackie. And I AM good. Already. It is so. Listen dear ones, for you will hear its truth confirmed in the whispers of your own heart.

 

This Day

This day will never come again. ~ Caroline Myss

An enormous amount of truth is contained in this tiny sentence. ‘THIS day will never come again.’ Whatever it is you are experiencing in THIS space of time, honor it and know in your heart you may never again return to this place. For those who may be struggling, the sense of comfort is immensely warming. These struggles, these challenges and the way in which your entire being is working through them–will never come again. Even when we face the shadows in ourselves that are deeply woven into our being and cyclical in fashion–each time we encounter them, they look and feel different somehow. We grow and heal through them, only to reach another layer of potential empowerment through the embrace of who we are.

And should we be in a time of joy and contentment in our lives, we can ease into this truth and allow ourselves to fully be present in the grace of the moment, the experience, the joy. Always there are gifts present to us in seeing ourselves and our lives through a lens of honesty, integrity and the willingness to humbly live our truth. All of life is a gift, all of our experiences are meant to enrich the journey of consciousness we are all taking and sharing together. ‘This day will never come again.’ Open yourself to it, invite its elegance into your being, dance with the melody it plays on your heart.

And here’s what’s true friends, indeed all of life is a gift. So too are WE a gift. As we move closer and closer into the center of our beings, honoring and uplifting the Divine presence we ARE, we stand taller and taller in the ‘I AM’ of ourselves. This theme has proven true in my own life over the last few months. Opening myself to be seen, to be heard and known in ways that previously contained fear and discomfort. Letting go of the worry and allowing each day and each moment’s Divine potential to be the mantra of my soul. It’s so simple, isn’t it? And yet, we complicate it in order to keep ourselves ‘safe’ and ‘protected.’ In reality, we only manage to create a barrier to the crystallized center of our spirit.

‘This day will never come again.’ As you allow this truth to penetrate your mind, your heart, your soul, what are the feelings that accompany its presence? How would you live today if it were never to repeat itself? What are the pieces of your life, of your self, of your IS-ness that would matter enough to honor?

Listen….open yourself to the voice of your heart, letting her music move you. All of your answers, all of your being and beauty live within the sanctuary of who you are. And dear friend….you already ARE…..you have only to see, feel and know it. Take this moment, in this place of time–for it shall never come again–and listen. Let yourself hear the truth of you…..as you tune in to the whispers of your heart……

*As I honor who I AM, I’ve simplified my Facebook fan page to just ‘Jackie.’ My writing will still be shared, as will other avenues of my spirit’s journey. I invite you to join me and shine your light in this space that is ours. Much love…xoxo