Discovering Your Inner Courage

January 26, 2021 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Food for Thought

Do you have the Courage of a lion?*

What does it take to be courageous?

Stop for a moment, and consider:

What would you say was the most courageous act of your life?

No matter what your current age, you have been courageous many times in your life.  Did you notice your courageous acts?  Did you honor them?

We’ve come to associate courage with heroics – soldiers on the battlefield.

True courage is not about fighting wars.

True courage is an everyday event that takes places in each of our lives.

True courage is about vulnerability, and the being willing to take personal risks.

According to Brené Brown, in her recent book, The Gifts of Imperfection, the word courage comes from the Latin “cor” and originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” (p. 12)

So I invite you to consider:

When thinking about your most courageous act, did it involve sharing something deeply personal with another person?

Courage was necessary to be born into this life.

Courage is asking for help, instead of putting on a false front of self-reliance.

Courage is being willing to stop blaming your parents for everything that makes you unhappy.

Courage is taking the time to site quietly with a grieving friend, not saying anything, and just allowing your friend to feel his or her feelings of sadness.

Courage is apologizing to someone when you’ve made a mistake – owning that mistake and being willing to admit it to someone else.

Courage is all about taking a risk – the risk of being vulnerable and disappointed.

Courage is sharing your weaknesses without being defensive.

How much courage do you have?

Can you say to someone, “I’m feeling really grumpy today, so if I sound cranky, it’s not about you.”

Can you ask for what you need or want without feeling guilty?

Can you ask for help when you’re afraid?

Courage is about going inside and doing a life review, and then forgiving yourself for everything you discover that brings up feelings of shame, regret, pain, and discomfort.

Courage is about doing the inner house-cleaning necessary to bring infinite unconditional love of yourself to yourself.

Courage is about caring for yourself and others with compassion and non-judgment.

These are acts of courage because they are expressions of vulnerability.

Courage is not about never feeling fear.  Courage is about moving forward even when you’re afraid, and especially, it’s about asking for help when you’re afraid.

Courage is about giving up the idea that you have to “do it yourself” or “go it alone.”

We associate courage with lions.  Why is that?

Lions live in families.  The young males are kicked out when they reach puberty so they won’t compete with their father for reproductive rights or impregnate their mothers, sisters, aunts, and female cousins.

Female lions  all live together and share raising the young and hunting cooperatively.  They are the true power in a lion pride.

Lions are great hunters, but is that why we associate them with courage?

You can have true courage without being a hunter, without “bringing home the bacon.”

Courage lives inside your heart.  It’s an important heart quality.  You have it.  It’s in there.

If you have doubts about your courage, go into your heart and ask to be shown your most courageous acts.  You might be amazed at how courageous you truly are.

*Photo by Luke Tanis on Unsplash

 

 

 

 

Are you living in “Scare City?” Would you like to know how to move out?

December 22, 2020 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Food for Thought, New Posts

Scare City is the name I give the state of Consciousness in which we create scarcity for ourselves and others who choose to experience it.

It isn’t the name of a city, nor is it a specific place.  It’s a dimension, a set of beliefs, a level of reality in which we experience limitation, lack, and fear.

Scare City is a mental construct, a set of rules that we agreed to accept to experience the game of duality in the third dimension.

When your thinking is limited, you experience limitation, and your heart center is closed.

When you move out of thinking into feeling, when you shift from the mind to the heart, you feel expansive, you experience expansiveness, and your heart center opens.

 

Shift from limitation into EXPANSIVENESS.

Scarcity means a lack, a shortage.  It says that there’s not enough to go around.

The truth is that there are some people who are in so much fear that they hoard resources and are unwilling to share.  Their fear has sent them into creating a world in which most people really do experience lack.

But it’s also true that . . .

We experience whatever

we believe to be true.

Lack of sharing comes from fear.  Fear that there isn’t enough.  Fear that others will get something and you won’t.

What do you think would happen if everyone shared all the abundance of resources of this marvelous planet Earth?

I once heard a story about a Saint who died.  He was greeted by an angel who said he would be granted one wish before he went to heaven.  The Saint requested a visit to hell.  The angel took him there.

In hell, everyone was standing around huge pots of delicious smelling stew.

Each person had a huge spoon in his or her hand, but the spoon was so long that they couldn’t bring it to their own mouth, so no one was eating.

Everyone was starving.  They all looked emaciated, unhappy, sad, and afraid.

Then the angel took the Saint to heaven.  Everyone there was also standing around huge pots of food holding the same enormous spoons.

In heaven, no one was unhappy or afraid.  Everyone felt huge love and appreciation for everyone else.   Everyone here was eating with those same spoons.

Everyone in heavan was eating because they were all feeding each other.

A few months ago, Lily, the adult daughter of my neighbor, came to my house with a large box of fresh veggies.  She told me she had gone to Food Share to get food for herself and her mother, who’s in her eighties.  They gave her more food than she had room for in the refrigerator, so she was sharing with me.

I took some veggies, and then after she left, I decided to do some sharing of my own.  I went to my pantry, and took canned goods – organic tomatoes, organic beans of various types, and some other things I had available.

When I offered them to Lily, her eyes lit up.  She was very grateful to receive these foods.   All I said to her was that I wanted to share with her as she had shared with me.

I decided that I would donate to Food Share.  I felt that I had no right to receive food from there, but clearly Lily didn’t know that, and I didn’t want to reject her gift or in any way make her feel uncomfortable.  Then I sent a donation to Food Share to help others.

I live in a what looks like a middle class neighborhood in a semi-rural area.  I was shocked/surprised to discover that hunger was at my neighbor’s door.

Perhaps you, too, would be surprised to know how your neighbors are faring.  Or perhaps you and your family are finding it difficult to pay all your bills and have money for food.

You don’t have to experience Scare City any more.

The energies are supporting you in

shifting your Consciousness

from limitation to expansiveness,

from scarcity to ABUNDANCE!

When we’re afraid, we contract – literally.

We pull in our energies and try to be smaller, like a prey animal hiding from a predator.

We try to be invisible by shrinking.

We change our posture to appear smaller, too.

At the same time, our body produces hormones that reduce our ability to think clearly.

Our focus is on fight or flight (hide is part of flight) due to adrenaline being released.

JUST FOR TODAY, try something different.

Put aside your fears and try living in a state of DIVINE LOVE.

Imagine yourself in the FLOW OF ABUNDANCE, receiving all there is to receive and sharing it with others.

DIVINE LOVE also exists in ABUNDANCE.  It is limitless and expansive.

When we feel Love, we produce different hormones that allow us to expand and be creative.

We literally sit up straighter and our energy field expands and we thus grow larger.

We become more creative because our brains functions more clearly.

When we connect with Love, different hormones are produced, and this enables our thinking processes to not only improve, but to peak.

Today, decide to LOVE YOURSELF and to send Love to everyone you meet, even if they challenge you in some way or try to give you some of their fear.

Move out of “Scare City”.

Move into “Love City”.

Love conquers fear every time.

Give it a try.

BE THE LOVE.

The Higher Purpose of the Lockdown? Spiritual Awakening!

December 13, 2020 by  
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Flield of orange flowers.

* Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash *

“I’m afraid of Death,” said my adult niece.

I don’t know why this surprised me, but it did.  Her fear brought the entire conversation to a halt because it was so strong that she couldn’t even talk about it.

Death is a natural process that we all experience in 3-D.  It happens to everyone at that level of Consciousness.

So why do we fear it?

Programming – by religious organizations to control us, to keep us in the fear matrix of 3-D duality consciousness.

The so-called corona virus is being used to revv up our fears and send us spiraling into states of confusion, panic, terror, and horror.  This prevents us from thinking clearly, from asking questions unwanted by the government and others who seek to control us.

The “lockdown” is touted as a way to prevent people from getting sick, but it really is being used to isolate us, to limit our physical contact, which we need to be healthy physically and emotionally.

The goal seem to be to keep us small, limited, afraid, and isolated, and to get us to inject our bodies with whatever the controllers choose to put into what they are calling a vaccine.

BUT, and this is a very big BUT, there is SPIRITUAL GOOD NEWS if you choose to focus on that opportunity.

What if this whole situation is designed to get people to TURN WITHIN.  To step back from everything they held onto that keeps them limited and small, and to give them an opportunity to question everything that they thought was true and real about their lives.

While there is chaos, there is opportunity to for new growth to emerge, new choices to be made, new adventures to be experienced.

And the greatest adventure of all is not, as Star Trek would have you believe, to go “where no man [or woman] has gone before.”

The greatest adventure is to GO WITHIN and re-discover your Divinity, your True Self, and your infinite Divine nature.

This entire situation of lockdowns and masks, and fear-mongering messages (such as being told to “stay safe” 100 times a day) has the benefit, i.e., major Gold Nugget of giving you time and space to take a look at your life, to make new choices, to free you from your addiction to the material world, and to turn you back to your Soul, to your Divine Self.

If fear of death is keeping you small, you might read some books about NDE (Near Death Experiences).  There are many good ones out there.  They all demonstrate that what you believe is what you create.

Most people who have  NDEs discover the Divine Truth of Infinite Love is readily available to them.  They learn that they are the only one who is judging them.  They often discover their Soul Purpose, and return to 3-D Consciousness with a strong desire to fulfill that purpose.

There are other ways to discover your Soul’s purpose.  You don’t have to have an NDE to find out what it is.  The important thing to remember is that your Soul does have a purpose for your life.

Remember, you have already been told that:

God is Love.

You were created from Love.

The Divine Self lives within you as You.

Infinite Love is the only Truth.

Everything else is illusion.

What will you choose?  What kind of reality do you want to continue to experience?

One based on fear?

Or one based on Love?

One based on duality and conflict?

Or one based on unity and cooperation?

One based on limitation?

Or one based on expansion, which leads to great experiences of creativity, joy, and Love?

 

STOP standing in your own way.

December 6, 2020 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Food for Thought, New Posts

STOP holding yourself back.

STOP feeling the PAIN OF DEFEAT

before you even get started.

 

JUST DO IT!

Do what you’ve always wanted to do.

 

There’s something you’ve always wanted to do.  It calls to your heart.  You’ve been listening to this call your whole life.

You may have heard it as a child, but then you “grew up” and listened to what others thought about your longing … and they discouraged you.

Now you’re an adult.  Now you can make new choices.  But . . . you may still be listening to the old messages, the opinions of others.

Is this you?

Are you still standing in your own way?

Stop looking for approval from others.

 

STOP BLAMING others because you choose to listen to their negativity instead of to the calling of your heart.

STOP WORRYING about what others will think.

STOP STANDING IN YOUR OWN WAY.

The “others” you have in mind don’t even care about you.  If they truly cared about you, they’d want you to live your dream.

These “others” are moving on with their own lives based on their choices, beliefs, and fears.

They may be full of opinions and negativity about your choices. 

SO WHAT?

Why do you care what they think?

Stop tip-toeing around them.

Your personal goals and your dreams are YOURS TO IMAGINE and YOURS TO FULFILL.

Who’s running your life anyway?

If you allow others to decide for you out of their fears, their jealousies, their desire for one-upmanship, then you’re giving your power away to them.

STOP thinking about others and their opinions.

You’re standing in your own way when you worry about what others will think.

The only one holding you back,

the only one stopping you

from living your dream

is YOU.

So many famous people were told “it can’t be done” because no one had done it before.

Inventors, explorers, artists, musicians, dancers, designers, writers, scientists, engineers, athletes . . .  all have faced ridicule and negativity at one time or another in their lives, yet they chose to follow their star – their dream – and this changed everything for them and for others who benefited from their success.

There have been people who had terrible accidents or illnesses and told they wouldn’t survive, but they did.

There have been people told they’d never walk again who learned to walk.

If others can succeed, so can you.

Consider the ideas presented in this poem by Edgar Albert Guest, reprinted from The Poetry Foundation.

 

It Couldn’t Be Done
     by Edgar Albert Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;”
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

 

So it’s all up to you.

You get to decide to stop sitting on your talents.

It’s up to you to decide to believe in yourself.

It’s up to you to STEP UP, STEP OUT, take a chance, take a risk, and live

LARGE.

Do you have a Soul? Can you feel the connection?

December 5, 2020 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Food for Thought

Do you feel connected with your Soul?

How often do you communicate with your Soul?

How often do you listen for messages from your Soul?

Your Soul loves you.

Your Soul is always with you.

Your Soul wants to communicate with you.

If you feel disconnected from your Soul, you have the power to reconnect.

You can open your heart.

You can quietly listen.

You have the power to change!


Right now, as everyone is telling themselves and each other to BE SAFE, you have a glorious opportunity to reconnect and strengthen your connection with your Soul.

YOU ARE YOUR SOUL FIRST, and the person who is living this life second.

When your physical body no longer functions, YOU – your Consciousness – RETURNS TO YOUR SOUL

In fact, you’ve never been separate from your Soul unless there’s been some damage done to your spiritual connection. If you feel this has happened to you, it can be repaired and you can be reconnected. For most people the connection is still in place.

From your Soul’s perspective, the person you think of as [your name] is an extension of your soul, not a separate being at all.

Imagine, if you will, that your Soul decided to incarnate and extended some of its Consciousness, its energy, into a physical form.

Your soul puts on a body like you put on a finger puppet.

Think of your physical form, your body, as similar to a “finger puppet.”

Your Soul extended it’s Consciousness to put on a body like putting on a finger puppet.

Your Soul activated the puppet and then pretend to be this person living this life – a character in a play or movie.

Your life is a story, an adventure, and you are the HERO in that story.

When your adventure is finished, you drop your body (your body ceased to function or “dies”) and your Consciousness is drawn back into your Soul to integrate your experiences.

The TRUE YOU is your SOUL and other higher spiritual, multi-dimensional aspects of your Consciousness.

Instead of focusing on all the media messages causing fear and anxiety and worry, you can choose to use this opportunity … this very moment … to open a conversation with your Soul or even a higher aspect, such as I Am Presence.

Your Soul wrote your life plan with the assistance of your guides and teachers from the upper realms.

You can ask your Soul and your guides and your teachers for assistance. They’re very wise. They know exactly how to assist you. All you have to do is ask for help.

Earth is a “free will” zone, which means your guides and teachers cannot just jump in and resolve things for you. You have to take ownership, take responsibility. And you have to ASK for help.

They are right there, always available, waiting to assist you.

As soon as you ask, they will take action.

What can you ask for?

Anything! Everything!

  • Please help me feel safe and secure.
  • Please help me overcome fear, panic, and worry.
  • Please help me understand that life is an adventure.
  • Please help me become more adventurous, more open to change, to opportunities for growth and expansion.
  • Please help me make the best choices with regard to my financial situation: my mortgage; paying bills; choosing what to buy and when to buy it; investments; jobs.
  • Please help me strengthen my connection with you, to hear your messages more clearly.
  • Please give me bright, clear neon-sign signals in response to my requests.
  • Please help me to love myself more fully and completely.
  • Please help to step out of judgment of myself and others.
  • Please help me to be perfectly healthy with a body that is strong, vibrant, energized, and balanced, with stamina and endurance.
  • Please clear all the old limitations within me that are holding me back on my spiritual path and my life journey.
  • Please help me expand into higher Consciousness.
  • And more …. [You fill in here as many things as you would like to receive help with.]

You can trust your soul!

You can make new choices!

You can expand your Soul connection!

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