Together We Are One

As I tuned in to my heart just now, the message that come was to ‘love me.’  Having kept up a rather rigorous schedule this last week, I understand fully this is a reminder to stay grounded, take care of my needs and feed my body and soul.  Thank you Universe, I hear, receive and choose to follow this guidance.

Yet, as I continued to listen, it became clear what the message is for us all.  As the lovely Shelly Wilson has said: “I am you, you are me, we are One.”  This is the inherent truth present in today’s whispering, and the Divine Universal absolute truth I wish to share with you.  ‘Together we are one.’ 

Yesterday was my day to go into the cat adoption room at Petsmart and love these precious beings.  Each of them has been rescued in some way and are ready and waiting for a forever home.  To spend time with them, loving them, caring for them and honoring their desire to be affectionately connected is something that warms my heart each week.  At times, I would rather just take care of things at home, but deep in my spirit is the call to love them, to honor them and to serve our Earth and her beings in this way.  And here’s what I know to be true–both for me, and for all of us: although I cannot give a home to each one (even though my heart would like to), what I can do is spend time loving each of them, and through this action the energy of loving, nurturing and honoring the sacred presence they carry, I am honoring, loving and nurturing all cats, animals, indeed all of Life.  And I can do the same at home with my own cats.  Being of service and a vessel of love and healing doesn’t always require us to go out into the world.  For some, we are called to serve from our own homes, through the energy we send out into the Universe on behalf of all of Life.

As we give the love we are able, allowing ourselves to open to what IS present and available in our lives, we uplift and channel that energy into the whole of Life.  There’s not one being on this planet who alone can change the world, who can touch every creature, every person, every living thing and impact change–alone.  But each one of us CAN honor the environment, people, animals and Life that IS present in our own space, our own homes, communities, etc.  THIS is how change occurs.  We must think globally and act locally.  As I love just one cat either in the catroom or in my home, that loving energy can be intended for all cats, to all animals, to our Earth.

And so today’s heart whisper…’love me’ is first about nurturing and loving myself.  But the picture is so much bigger, for you see ‘I am you, and you are me.’  So by loving and honoring the truth of who I am, what I need and how my life unfolds, I am honoring the same in you.  For the light I see in you is in me, and the love I give myself I give to you.  ‘Together we are one.’ 

As you go about your day today, honoring yourself and others in whatever way you do, take a moment to set your intention to send that loving grace out into the world.  When you hug your child, may it raise the vibration of love felt by all children.  As you feed yourself a healthy or even just satisfying meal, may all of life feel nurtured and satisfied in their bodies, hearts, souls.  And here’s what’s true friends: as you allow yourself to do this practice, pay attention.  For through it you can connect more deeply to the passions that live in your own soul.  We all have the potential to serve, to give, to love.  Where do you find yourself most yearning to do so?  As you begin to recognize just where it is, you can also allow yourself to become more active in supporting that cause, that belief, that truth. 

How do you know what that is and gain clarity in aligning your energy to your passion?  You know, dear ones….you already know.  Just take a moment, wherever you are.  Take a few throughout your day….tune in, check in with yourself and listen…..for we find our answers through listening…..to the whispers of our hearts…..

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Animating ‘Living in the Moment’

It’s so easy to say, to use as a mantra, to teach others.  ‘Stay present in THIS moment.’  Eckhart Tolle has devoted an entire book to it, as have many other spiritual teachers.  We’ve talked about it here in the Spirit Journal.  In order to connect to our greatest potential as humans and spirit beings, it’s essential to remain present, to allow ourselves to be open to all that exists in THIS moment.

This basic, but potent spiritual practice has more and more found a rhythm in my life.  I’ve shared with many of you in various ways the message one of our ministers taught one Sunday nearly 20 years ago: ‘wait to worry.’  Ok, so something is weighing on you, it could be a disaster, painful, expensive, unnerving, etc.  Set aside a time on your calendar in the future just for the worry.  Chances are, the anxiety you’re feeling now will be gone by then.  And it’s the anxiety, stress and worry that remove us from our purest selves…and the potential each moment offers to us to live authentically.

As my ‘work’ has been in transformation of late, remembering to be patient, nurture an open heart and allow whatever the Universe sends my way have all been engaged in a sacred dance within my being.  So many of us feel vulnerable to ‘put ourselves out there,’ to let down the walls and be fully seen for all of who we are. 

In collaborating with scholar, mystic and author of the The Hope Andrew Harvey and the Whispering Energy community, we are focused on heart-centered networking.  This means connecting through the heart, the whispers, the purity of your very presence.  It also means choosing to be open, seen, heard.  Malathy Drew teaches that as you move forward in this work, you will naturally confront your fears and anxieties.  It’s what we choose to do with them that counts.

I’ve seen mine, and have chosen to ‘wait to worry’ about what could potentially be uncomfortable.  In doing so, I sat down last week with Tina van Leuven of Inner Delight to talk about my work, intentions and writing.  Had I put too much thought into it, it would have certainly created an unraveling in my soul, a haunting in my spirit and an absolute panic over my entire being.  Instead, what transpired was a lovely, pure and heartfelt conversation flowing directly from the truth of my soul.  I chose to ‘live in the moment’–to be at one with all that was present in that space for me, for Tina and for all who view the message and connect to their own heart whispers and inner potential.

And so my friends, from someone who has the propensity to be very self-critical and whose journey has been all about allowing her voice to be heard–out loud–I promise you it was so much easier than my mind could have anticipated.  We are our own worst enemy.  And our monkey mind creates turmoil that would else be nonexistent.  I see so very clearly how much personal power was claimed for my spirit through this process.  A tremendous shift has occurred, and I feel more deeply connected to the Divine AND to my Divine self.  This then becomes a ripple effect, extending outward into the world, in ways of which we can’t even be aware. 

This video shares a bit about heart whispers and how we connect to their presence and gifts.  It also signifies an opening….letting ourselves be seen and heard…..connecting authentically to our divinity and sacred presence…..all through listening….to the whispers of our hearts….

Much love.