Monthly Archives: April, 2020

An Easter Blessing

April 12, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “An Easter Blessing”

May we say this was not just an ending but also a place to begin:

Praised be the nurses and doctors, every medical staff bent over flesh to offer care. For lives saved and lives lost. For showing up either way.

Praise for the farmers tilling soil, plamnting seeds so food can grow, and act of hope as ever there was.

Praise for the janitors and garbage collectors, the grocery story clerks and the truck drivers barreling through long quiet nights. Give thanks for the bus drivers, delivery persons, postal workers and all those keeping an eye on water, gas and electricity.

Blessings on our leaders making hard choices for the common good, offering words of assurance.

Celebrate the scientists working away to understand the thing that plagues us, to find an antidote, all the medicine makers.

Praised be the journalists keeping us informed.

Praised be the teachers finding new ways to educate children from afar. And blessings on parents holding it all together for them.

Blessed are the elderly and those with weakened immune systems and all those who worry for their health. Praise for those who stay at home to protect them.

Blessed are the domestic violence victims on lock down with abusers, the homeless and the refugees.

Praise for the artists and poets, the singers and the storytellers, all those who nourish with words and sound and color.

Blessed are the ministers and therapists of every kind, bringing words of comfort.

Blessed are the ones whose jobs are lost, who have no savings, who feel fear of the unknown gnawing.

Blessed are those in grief, especially those who mourn alone.

Blessed are those who have passed into the Great Night.

Praise for police and fire fighters, paramedics and all who work to keep us safe.

Praise for all the workers and care givers of every kind.

Give thanks for laughter and kindness.

Praised be our four-footed companions with no forethought or anxiety, responding to us only in love.

Praise for the seas and rivers, forest and stones who teach us to endure.

Give thanks for our ancestors, for the wars and plagues they endured and survived, their resilience is in your bones and in your blood.

Blessed is the water that flows over our hands and the soap that helps keep them clean, each time a baptism.

Praise every moment of stillness and silence so new voices can be heard.

And when this has passed may we say that love spread more quickly than any virus ever could.

May we say this was not just an ending but also a place to begin.

~From The Work of the People

Mastering Freedom

April 10, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Mastering Freedom”

As the spiral of awakening continues we’re being tasked with looking at all the ways we believe we are not safe, all the ways we’re attached to having our lives be a certain way, and even those attachments to what we like or don’t like. We’re tasked with personal accountability and if we’re truly walking our talk with everyone, all the time. The spiral of awakening is relentless in its ability to have us experience every way we believe we are not All That Is experiencing Itself. It’s time for the dream to be revealed.

A few years ago after an accident when it wasn’t sure that I’d walk again and when I couldn’t work – which happened after I’d lost everything in the 2008 crash and a messy divorce – I had no choice but to walk my talk. There was no one to help me, no one to save me. It was time for me to do the inner work. The rubber hit the road in a big way in my life.

Many of us have experienced this panic many of you are experiencing now. Whatever rug was left at the time disappeared completely. We have to ask: who am I? The powerless one or the power that creates worlds. This is the only choice point – ever.

I have learned that our consciousness impacts everything that shows up in our lives. Like rock hopping when we cross a stream, one step at a time, when we keep our focus and expectations on peace and solutions, they show up. My non-physical aspects showed me an image then: dancing on a point of light in the starlit cosmos – and loving every second of it. It was such a stretch then!

Years later, I can say this is true. Living in the Unknown is really living in the field of all possibilities that IS us. The mind just can’t access it. Though we can FEEL it. And as we consistently feel the peace and let our body relax, peaceful solutions show up. At the time I could only feel ‘relief’. Solutions to complex issues showed up, no pushing or striving.

Our job is to feel the solution as if it’s here now. It’s our job to ensure we are not putting on the brakes with our language, or worry. Give whatever is up for you to your nonphysical aspects, to your heart. Our job is to look at all the ways we want something from ‘out there’ to support us and give it to ourselves. Our job is feel all the resistance to NOT feeling whatever is showing up, and to disengage from the mind’s stories.

This global awakening just happens to look like a pandemic. It’s showing us ourselves and our attitudes, the ways we believe we have illusionary control (we have none), the way we love ourselves or not, the ways we define ourselves. It’s showing us to appreciate the smallest simple things and to help in any way we can – not to feel better about who we are, but because we can. I can only suggest to love yourself through this. And on the other side of all the fear in its many forms, you will find absolute Freedom.

Dancing on a point of light in the middle of the stars – and loving every second of it. I know nothing and everything, and am lived just as I am breathed. The new world is a reflection of all the beautiful possibilities I envision. This is the gift of this time. Mine it for the gold.

Contentment is available now

April 8, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Contentment is available now”

We’re here to create a new world, to dream a new dream so consistently that particles turn into form. It’s time for the Divine Child in each of us, with no preconceived ideas of what anything means or with no ideas of limitation and impossibility, to live outside of the known.

Part of our experience of being a soul partially embodied was believing the illusion was real. So we lived our lives believing something outside of ourselves had power over us. As self-protection, we numbed ourselves to deal with all the discomfort. And that means we’ve numbed ourselves to the highest joy and bliss and the whisperings of inspiration of this Divine Child.

We think we have to ‘put up with’ certain things in life. We’ve normalized fear to the extent that the idea of things happening ‘to’ us is normal, so there’s a need to be on guard. We think there is something to fight against, to protect ourselves from: the virus, the dark forces, folks who criticize us. We believe others are there to make us feel loved, feel OK, feel validated, feel cared for. We thought our doing state – our actions – created. And we thought the mind was in charge. Some in the spiritual community believe something will come along – the flash – to avoid facing whatever holds deep resistance to facing: broken relationships, no income, impossible legal situations and on and on. I have experienced the flash and I still had to deal with all the seemingly impossible situations in my life.

In other words, we gave our power away to everything outside of us. We say things like “I’ll make it through this”, ‘I’ll be OK”, we breathe, we use our tools to move through the moment of fear. We stuff down the fear for the moment however we can to keep moving. Though do we use the gift of fear and its variations to move us into a greater alignment with our vast non-physical Self?

Fear or our triggers are asking us to look deeply within. The gift of tension, control, anger, shame, fear, anxiety, noticing when we shut down, lashing out, blaming, guilt, moodiness, ceding our accountability with statements like “I’m only human”, “whatever!” … and I could go on and on … all point us back to the beliefs that say we are not powerful creators who came here to create a new world.

We’re here to dance with fear as the invitation and portal it represents. We’re here to feel the ocean of all emotions, resisting nothing, and to sit in observance of it all while focusing on ‘what would be better’ and ‘this feels so exciting!’ This is a moment to moment choice as life does what it does now.

When we’re not completely content in the moment, we’re in fear. It’s only a choice.

Join Cristine Schilling and I for a 6 week virtual, donation-based, program designed to uncover the ways we’ve forgotten what contentment feels like, what play feels like, what safety feels like. Isn’t it time to reconnect with the Divine Child who is alive and well within you? The only thing standing between you and living your most expansive life right now is fear. We CAN guarantee you that everything you’re dreaming of creating is on the other side of fear.