From Love is The Way

July 30, 2016

July 30

Sometimes there are upheavals of such magnitude that nothing ever looks quite the same in their aftermath. We think that you all know—at very least the edges of–that of which we speak. Either you have experienced it, or you have looked it in the eye and dodged it, once or more.

As you are aware, this a time when upheaval is to be expected. Without change, how can there be change? And yet many of you shrink from that which makes space for transformation. Of course you do. The kind of movement you are being offered right now is the sort that leaves nothing as it was.

You could see this as a door to liberation. You could see this as disaster. Many of you intuitively know it for liberation while your cellular structure sends out the alarm announcing impending disaster. And you are stuck, then, longing for the change and the freedom and the expansiveness and yet holding yourself in check, keeping your own door locked, with you snug inside.

The invitation is to tackle some of the bigger and most fundamental of your beliefs about yourself, others, life in both form and spirit. The really huge ones. It will be possible to get down to the very core of some of the things that imprison you and shade your light.

For instance: you ‘know’ that when you interact with another and see and experience differently, that there is
no absolute or objective right or wrong. Simply different dreams, if you will. But how deep does that ‘knowing’ go? If you follow it as far as you can, do you find any subtle clinging to right and wrong? What if you take that
to a national or planetary level? Do you feel that there are those who are doing wrong? Is there another way that would be right? Consider the possibility that the concepts of right and wrong are really and totally useless, all the way through. This may be relatively simple for some and impossible for others. And remember, this is just an example. Something you might want to contemplate in your own heart. But there are many other foundational beliefs that call to be examined right now. And our suggestion for you is to look at any that present themselves to you, because those are the ones you are ready to see in a new light.

Another possibility, just to give you a sense. You ‘know’ that there is really no separation. And yet you function as if it were a reality. What would happen to your day-to-day life if you actually believed in, lived Oneness all the time? Where and how would you be different than you are and how would your experience of your life change? What stands in the way of your holding that consciousness at all times?

You walk each day through your incredibly gorgeous world, and your eyes fall upon the beauty, the color, the texture, the movement; your ears ring with the interplay of sound; your skin and body relay the indescribable sensation of touch and feeling, taste and scent. Chimeras all. Beneath every note conveyed by your senses, there is brightness and a brilliance far beyond the exquisite nature that you see, feel, hear, smell.

We mention this because you may have an inherent fear that if you successfully challenge the notions upon which life appears to be constructed, notions like right and wrong or gravity or compassion (again—some examples), things around you are going to collapse. So, though you long for freedom, you are not fully willing to let go of the structure in which you are held. We mention the radiance which lies beneath the surface of reality as you know it in form because we want to assure you that there is no real danger in the collapse of the structures you think of as essential. More dreams.

So…if you have been meditating on the question of freedom, if your being longs to let go of that which weighs
it down, if you are ready to allow the upheaval to shake you and ultimately to transform you, then this is a wonderful day to open your heart and ask for help in doing just that. Question anything and everything that you hold dear. You are very likely to find some ideas or beliefs that have up until now felt sacred and essential, but

which no longer stand up under loving scrutiny. And although it may be sometimes dizzying and disorienting, don’t give up. When you disassemble the structure that has imprisoned you, when you allow yourself a vastly expanded field in which to play, why would you not feel somewhat confused and uncertain? But we are certain that once you get there, the actual experience will end any doubt or fear.

It is a time for the heroic journey, dear ones. And many of you are tired from your long travail. But look at it like this: you have been on your way, through many valleys and over many peaks and now you have arrived at a chasm that needs to be leapt. It is wide and perhaps you are weary. And yet your destination lies on the other side. What will you do?

We love you beyond your wildest imaginings. And we send you that love and all our blessings. You will get to the other side. (And just in case you don’t know this—you are there already….)

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From Love is The Way

July 24, 2016

July 24

Today we want to enlarge on our advice that you reach for the child’s perspective. We often speak to you about the importance of taking time and awareness to love and tend to the physical aspect of your being. It is indeed a very good thing to do—to bring love and care to the seat of the temple, as it were.

Today we want to venture just a short way into another aspect of love and the body. Sex. Aha! It has taken us quite a while to get here, hasn’t it? There are some reasons for our reticence. The subject of sex is extremely clouded and confused for many of you. It carries layers and layers of distortion, fear, judgment, and of course guilt and shame. In addition, sex has a starring role, billed just beneath God, in most religions. Usually it plays the villain, but sometimes it is granted a sympathetic part. Unfortunately, like power, sexual energies have a tendency, when in human hands, to roar off course. When you add religious fervor, the whole thing can become pretty ridiculous. We haven’t wanted to wade in and fail to be clear on a subject that is both heavily freighted and obscured.

We look at what has become of this strange and wonderful gift and scratch our heads. How could it have come to this? Here is the thing: in form there are many travails, balanced in part by great pleasures. Think about them. The delight of a warm bed early on a frosty morning, the scent of jasmine in the summer, the whole-body joy after strenuous exertion, the taste and feel of bread hot from the oven and the way that connects to your heart. These, just the tiniest tip of the iceberg. What are your greatest sensual joys? Your life abounds with them.

And almost all of you have been profoundly moved on many levels by your encounters with sex. Moved, delighted, excited, warmed, transported, expanded, affirmed and so much more. But almost all of you have been—at one point or another—diminished, frightened, and ungrounded by your sexual experiences as well. Worse yet, you rarely allow yourself to share these moments with one another, give yourself the gratification of comradeship in confusion.

The sensual life does unequivocally connect to the emotional life. Sense pleasures rarely exist in isolation: a chain of emotional response is triggered by the senses, and that is a large part of their allure. But there are gradations. The smell of toast wafting from the kitchen in the morning may take you back to a childhood moment about which you have feelings. Likely, though, they are not nearly as complex as the feelings that arise when you are dealing with pleasures or pains of a sexual nature.

Sex is a potent and potentially sacred portal. We won’t mince words. It spans duality, and then obliterates
it, holding at once the possible experience of many polarities: male/female, oneness/singularity, pleasure/ pain, expansion/contraction, again to name just a few. We mention this because we want not to gloss over the incredible power that lies coiled in this realm. It is real and it is formidable.

But there is a way in which many of you get ensnared by cultural, religious and utterly human-generated traps that limit your ability to both touch into the potency of this marvelous gift, and to realize a great deal of the very simple pleasure it offers.

Through time and love, as it is said, most of you have lost your innocence in this matter. But we say to you that that innocence is very much with you and alive, dwelling somewhere beneath the layers of propaganda, fear- mongering, ego condemnation. Today we ask that you go in search of that innocence. You may need to excavate rather deeply to find it, but it is there, awaiting you. Think of the young child who has not yet learned to be ashamed or titillated or secretive about their own amazing body’s miracles. That young child, not yet confused or corrupted, is within you and we honestly cannot see why, at this point in time, you cannot reclaim at least some of that innocence.

For heaven’s sakes. You are so vast, so boundless in your nature. You know that you are innately perfect. Allow yourself to enjoy the perfection of your sexual nature. No matter what you do or don’t do with it, you are—at least in some part—pure as the driven snow precisely as you are in the full flower of sexual energy.

The very nature of sex is wrapped around the notion of wholeness and yet so many of you have split off that part of yourself and hidden it, compartmentalized it or aggrandized it. Today we suggest that you spend some time feeling into your sexual self and lifting the veils that may obscure your heart’s relationship with your body. It could be a really grand sensual adventure. Or just simply lots of fun.

And to be sure there is no confusion about today’s central message: no matter what has happened to you, what has been done to you or what you have done yourself, you are innocent and have a right to that innocence and all the joy that accompanies it.

We send you much love today.

The waves will move gently over the surface, but do not be misled. There are great currents in flow, and you are likely to find yourself in a very different place in a week’s time.

The trick is to float and not to fight these currents. They will look and feel unique for each of you, but most of you will find that there is something powerful tugging you in a direction you might not go of your own conscious accord. The natural impulse is to resist, especially if it all goes on under the surface of your awareness. Try then, to bring awareness to any directional shifts that may be underway. Are you confused about anything that you should or shouldn’t embark upon? Think on this, because if you can know where your questions lie, you are almost all the way to an understanding of what you must do. Energies and circumstances around will conspire to give you counsel if you are ready to receive it.

For instance, if you have a choice to make, one with medium to large consequences, one that will surely influence the course of your and others’ lives, one that perhaps has been in play for a while—if you are attentive to this choice, if you ask the universe to guide you, if you stay awake to the way in which forces greater than yourself whisper their guidance, you will learn much and be supported in following that choice. You will find that your body speaks to you if you hold that question within it. You will find that the trees talk to you of your needs if you take your uncertainty to them. You will find that your dreams are powerful allies. But let your guidance come from deep places. Do not seek to know through the thoughts and ideas of other humans. You are involved in your own questing, and you not only need, but will be able to access support that sees far beyond the human realm. Take advantage of it if you can.

This does not mean that you should avoid people or their company. But reach a little higher. It is not always the case that the realms of which we speak are so open. As always, trust only that which reverberates in your own heart. Let ideas die on the vine unless they pass that test. A good idea is not one that meets others’ approval but one that satisfies the deepest truth in you. And you will learn that by listening to those aspects of yourself and the world around you that side-step words and logic.

The other thing we wish to mention here is the importance of being in nature. These currents that are going to be moving you will do so with some subtlety, but the distance you may traverse could be long. Grounding in the earth, walking upon it, playing in it and working with it will all help make the transitions you may experience smoother and less disorienting. It will be good to spend time outside if you can.

We wish you amazing travels, and we send blessings and much love.

July 10

We encourage you to allow yourself greater and greater awareness of the exchange of love that underlies all interaction today. This is the matter of which we spoke yesterday, indicating that for most of you, tolerance of the intense reality is low. Today it will be helpful to let yourself know more, move your awareness to the next level (or the one beyond that) in terms of seeing and feeling the truth that sits below the surface.

Every time you pass someone on the street and smile or murmur a pleasantry, you are dealing with a tiny fraction of the actuality. Each time you pass someone on the street, there is a very deep and most often silenced place in you that recognizes another soul, that sees another part of yourSelf, that rejoices in encountering God in form. And every time someone passes you, there is a part of them which is seeing you, knowing you, loving you. Every time you answer your phone, do a favor or receive one, wash the dishes or wipe out the bathtub—if there are other people involved in any way, you are fortifying the connections that love created. Since this is too much to bear or believe most of the time, it is relegated to a place that cannot upend you, that cannot make you ridiculous or too vulnerable.

And yet, it is this knowledge and the ability to live more fully within it, to actually see the weaving of energetic connections which makes stronger and more palpable the web of which we often speak. It is this very web—
the one formed of the innumerable energetic bonds between all things carrying consciousness—that can give you and those on your planet an extraordinary capacity for just about anything. Transformation—of course. Transcendence—sure. There is nothing we know of that remains impossible if you are actively and intentionally part of this web of love. The power you can access is unbelievable. The limits are so far off that they cannot yet be described.

But in the meantime, it is necessary for all of you to become fully a part of this structure. To take your place in it intentionally, and to hold it through your actions. It is possible that we are becoming too abstract once again, and for that, we apologize. The basic direction today is toward raising awareness of what has always been there, namely the love and longing to be joined with others which lies beneath all interactions.

Note as well that it is the fear of the lack of that love, or the grief, or the anger which covers the grief arising from the fear, that leads to the interactions which seem the opposite of loving. Every single encounter, without exception, is related to that web of love and connection. And in every interaction (even the ones where the action occurs on a mental or heart level) there is at core—for you and for everyone—the longing to return to wholeness. We want to be very clear here. This is the truth. You have been living most of your lives in a movie, in a story, in
a fantasy. The truth is at hand and it is time to see it. You all love each other beyond your wildest imaginings. And the greatest sorrows, the most difficult problems arise when you forget this. You lose your power and your dignity, individually and collectively, when you forget this. Think back over the history of your species and you will understand what we are saying.

Choose to open your eyes today. Choose to look straight into the face of the beautiful truth, at least for moments. As we have intimated, it is intense. We are talking about accessing the most awesome power imaginable. This is not easy. And yet it has to be done if you are going to fulfill your real responsibilities. Please, allow yourself to see, from time to time, just how much love there is within and around you, reaching out from and flowing in to you. It is a breathtaking sight, to be sure.

We send all of our love in addition.