Showing posts with label Agape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Agape. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5 Steps to Agape ~ Love Quest ~ Day 2

Let's talk about who you are, for you are so much more than you know. This person, the one looking at you from the bathroom mirror this morning is akin to a god. This is not said lightly or in jest. This is truth. The Source of life that propels you forward each day is the energy of creation itself. The definition of “soul” is your local connection to that energy. This energy doesn't diminish as it localizes, it becomes a specific point of focus. As such, it can experience its surroundings at a local level. You are the face of that local level.

We are speaking about a specific you – but there are many. As a god, you enjoy a multitude of “lives and locales” yourself. These are the places of your dreams and “past” lives, your favorite things and obsessions. Do you see now the definition of infinity? There is no end to you.

Yet “you” are focused here now; earth, 2014. You are looking for love, some contentment, perhaps a purpose. And this is no small matter. All that you feel in this now is felt in every other, there is no separation – it's all you. Nothing is insignificant.

I've just had a demonstration of this physically. I've had a head injury and was given a narcotic for it. The reaction was immediate. The drug triggered every weakened point in my body and with one dose I was incapacitated with inflammation and illness everywhere. A gradual withdrawal, homeopathic remedies and a healer all have just about restored things to “normal”. I've felt first hand how each part of this body is connected to the other – we are always treating the whole.

Considering Agape then, and the unity of ourselves – it is not possible that hate or dislike of any part does not impact the other parts. We are One – physically, figuratively and completely. In order to experience love in every moment you'll have to feel it for all parts of you. The beauty of how it works is that you don't need to worry about how to do this anywhere but right here or anytime but right now; the connection takes care of everything else.

First, realize your Mastery. For without it, you wouldn't be here. Only Masters incarnate on earth. You have nothing to do to earn that title; it's yours. It is time to own it. It is shared by everyone you know.

Second, now that you know one of your titles, “Master”, look up to yourself. You've come through so very much to get here. Your particular gift and expertise was necessary now – during this time of awakening. Honor the gifts you bring to the table. You chose to offer them and were chosen because of them.

If you aren't clear on what those gifts are, the third thing to do is get clarity. Those gifts you came to share are the things you just can't stop doing, thinking about or researching. While immersed in them, you think of nothing else. You know “happy” then. They may not be what's putting food on your table right now, yet that doesn't matter. The joy and fulfillment they bring has no price tag.

The fourth step. With clarity and acceptance of your gifts – don't stop doing them. Increase the time and effort you put there in any amount you can. Come out of the closet with who you are. We are waiting to see you.

Now the fifth step is not a thing to do but a thing to feel. Feel the love that wells up inside while you do your thing. Honor the “rightness” you experience, the comfort with your craft, the ability and knowing that seems to spring from nowhere. Not imagined, these gifts you are discovering are from parts of you not here; but you just the same. They show up when you give permission, welcome them with love, imbue them with excitement and acknowledge them by using them. This is why you came!

You are Masters, and with acceptance of this truth you allow Agape to seep in. What's not to love? You are a brilliant bit of eternal wisdom; all wrapped up in this quirky, beautiful character called you.

Once you “get” what's magical, special and absolutely fantastic about you – you'll see love everywhere! That is Agape. Absolute acceptance of yourself. Allow it. Fearlessly find your favorite obsession and play there as much as you can. Agape is sure to emerge. You'll see.

You are the One you've been waiting for.

See you tomorrow.
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--- I am loving Switchfoot this week... You Tube link here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

So What is Agape? Join the Quest, Day 1

This Quest, in the strictest definition, is not really a Quest at all. For a “Quest” is defined as “a search or pursuit in order to find or obtain something”. You don't have to “find” agape as much as allow it to be seen. You don't need to “obtain” agape either – it is not “obtainable”.

Agape is the physical manifestation of truth. Agape is Source personified. Agape resides in the deepest, truest part of you. It is your beginning. It is something you already have, and therefore not “gettable”.

So, we are technically on a Quest for something we own; something we are. Maybe what's going on here is merely semantics. Perhaps we need a re-definition of Agape.

Agape feels like acceptance. It looks like peace. It is a recognition of your heart. Agape is comforting, inclusive and allowing. It gives permission. Agape unconditionally adores. Agape loves every nook and cranny of you.

Agape sees a mountain ahead and envisions only the wild trip downhill; feeling joy and anticipation. Agape notices the absence of a person or thing and wishes him, her or it a fond farewell; knowing that energy of any kind is not ever “gone” on this eternal ride. Then, Agape wonders who or what will show up next to fill the void. Life is like that always.

Agape greets you with a smile every time. There is no circumstance that will change Agape's joy at seeing you again. Harsh words, time or distance do not alter Agape. It is a force, and as such, unshakable.

We are so very much human. Our days are spent dealing with how we feel and look, what we “have to do”, who we are with and what they said or might say. Beneath all of that, we are the force of Agape – albeit unrecognized.

Agape doesn't take away the argument you just had or the hurt you may feel – it puts it in perspective. We are sourced from love, and clothed in ego.

For this coming week/Quest, we'll look at how to recognize Agape. It is everywhere. We've spent our lifetime looking at everything else, as if it was all that mattered. Billboards, apps and social media shout constantly. “Do you have this disease?” “Is he cheating on you?” “Do you want the perfect body?” “Are you happy/angry/active/beautiful enough?”

Your ego self can answer these questions yet none of these will ultimately satisfy you. The answers will not bring happiness, satisfaction or fulfillment that is lasting. Your ego self is not offended by these assumptions about you – but your sovereign self is. You are so much more than you know. Your sovereign self knows the core of you; recognizing that therein dwells all things of relevance.

We are on this Quest to draw out our Sovereign Self. He/she is found in the recognition of Agape in every facet of life. There is a great deal of NOISE we'll have to ignore to hear him or her. Yet she is there and he is waiting with open arms and giant grins. It is you.

You are the One you've been waiting for.
See you tomorrow.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Fierce Power of Agape

Picture You reside in a field of love.  Your very base programming begins there.  It is the spark of each other that joins you.  Isolated, you may appreciate nature and love life, yet it is in human contact that you embody the fierce power of agape. For when you love another, it is not their attributes that are calling to your soul, but a reminder of your own.

When you look at each other and are deeply moved, it is because at a fundamental level you understand that there you behold the sacred.  It is you that has stirred your own soul.

What this moment is about is a shedding of our skin of self-loathing.  What is not perfection is not true.  The veil that we speak of is not draped between ourselves and others - but hanging, invisibly, as a barrier to the truth.  It is you on the other side of that veil - gloriously abundant and here now on purpose.  Your vessel will push waves of light cascading over all of creation, creating tsunamis of love.

For love is a force.  Love is here because you are here.  It arrives unbidden whenever you do.  It takes a being of unimaginable power to embody divinity.  It takes you.

We are the one you've been waiting for.

( Repost from August 2012)

Monday, March 24, 2014

And what about love.

For three years there’s been Quests for Agape.  Searching, losing and finding deeper and still deeper levels of what we call love.  Still now, surrounded in answers, the question remains.  How do I love?  How do I wake up, go to bed, day after day love?

I can talk about what it means to love.  It does not mean the things you imagine.  It does not mean always getting your way or having someone cooperate and do things for you; even do things with you.

It means honor the ground they walk on.  Be a positive force for them.  It means gently absorb them as if they were your final breath.  Not gasping and clawing for them but breathe them in quietly for the gift that they are.

Love does not hurt and does not have an opinion.  Do you know a relationship that does not include an opinion?  If you do not, it is not because you do not love, you do.  The thing you do not do is unconditionally love.  The one you do not unconditionally love is you.

Regardless of question asked or reason given, when you speak about loving another it is always an illusion.  For “other” does not exist, all is One.  If you understood that, all questions would cease.

“Other” is a reflection.  Relationships are played out versions of self love.  For you are creator gods.  You imagine there is a way for some “other” to hurt you.  Your imaginings cause you real pain.  You came here to help each other.  To teach each other.  About love. 

All love is self love.  All questions are questions about you.  It is always you. So turn it around.  Everyone is right.  You will have to see with new eyes.

What do you want?  What do you intend?  It is your intentions that create your life.  Sometimes, you will have to let go to get what you want.  You do not understand love and still imagine it requires some “other’s” response to you before it can be felt.  While it is true that the physical expression of love requires a partner – it is untrue that love does.

To love is to give to the world all that you are.  Holding back or having an opinion is not included in the expression of love – but only evidence of fear.

You can hold in your heart a desire for love, for its true expression.  You can let go of judgment, expectation and opinion for none of that is love.  You are lonely not because the “other” doesn’t give you want you want, but because you don’t.

You do not need the “other” to be a certain way in order for you to be happy.  The need is self-imposed.  Allow yourself to be happy.  Allow yourself to be loved. 

Make no mistake.  You are working out self love in every relationship.  There is something honest about being who you are everywhere you go.  It is up to you.

You have truth.  The answer you will give yourself. 

You are the One you’ve been waiting for.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Quest : Day 7 - "Singles Awareness Day"

Picture We’ve gotten to the end of this Quest and the beginning of the rest of your days.  How you feel about yourself in them will, in no small way, determine how much love you experience as a tangible force.

There are places you’ll go that are brimming with love.  You may meet someone and “fall” in love, have a child and for a time be immersed in the pure energy of newborn love or begin a project you are passionate about and find yourself swimming in the juices of creative love.  Each of these situations is temporary.  You’ll move through them and wake up one day on the other side, with only you to look forward to.  Then what?

It’ll be important then to pull out all the stops you’ve typically put on self-love and allow it to continue to flow unrestricted.  We talked about them this week, the dark stuff and the “when I am this” stuff.  These reasons you carry in your head.  The ones preventing Agape cannot reach your heart.

You can try to put them there, to tell yourself how unworthy you are or how (fill in the blank) you are, but your heart will have none of it.  Your heart cannot lie and it cannot be fooled.  The reason you feel so bad whenever you are judging either yourself or a feeling of love you have for another, is because there is a lie in what your head is telling you, and your heart knows it.  Love can’t lie.  It only knows how to love.

This week we pulled out all the ugly and loved anyway.  If it didn’t feel good it’s because your head is still trying to run the show and tell your heart what to feel.  It won’t work; you cannot change your heart.  It only knows love.

Allow yourself to be loved.  You’ve opened the door to Agape, now let it in.  Stand there, warts and all, and demand full acceptance.  This may feel like a radical act.  It’s the only one you have left.  The dirty laundry is hanging on the clothes line in full view.  The neighbors have all seen it.  Nothing is hidden.  Keep standing.

What you will discover is parts of you which you’ve been unaware of.  You see you can’t cover just the “bad” and “unacceptable” parts without also hiding the rest.  You are full out now and available for complete emergence into your life.  There is much more to you than you know.  Let it come out.

As you feel safe, as the judgment leaves, there will be room left for love.  You will start to feel okay not just momentarily, but in all of your moments.  That okay feeling, if allowed to grow without inhibition, will one day turn into full out adoration. 

This is the secret very young humans have.  What’s pumping through their veins is only love.  Their heads have not yet tried to convince them they are wrong. That joy and freedom in their play and the exuberance in their eyes is what lies beneath the cover of judgment and self loathing you carry.  Today, leave the cover off and watch yourself rise.  You are enough, and all that you “need” to “find” true love.

My son calls today “Singles Awareness Day”; a perfect day to complete our Quest.  It’s not someone else you are looking for anyway.  It’s you.  There are no conditions that make you unlovable, no parts of you unworthy.  The treasure revealed when you toss off self hatred is one you have never seen.  It has been hidden so well, even you were blind to its brilliance.

Go ahead, take a peak.  Imagine today is your last chance to win the Joy Prize for the rest of your days.  Only one more thing to do and it’s all yours.  It’s so close you can almost see it.  All you have to do is let go.  Whatever “reason” you have, and you know them all cold, must be left behind.  The only thing capable of accepting Agape is already yours.

Your heart feels Agape.  It’s been telling you for years.  With every good feeling you’ve ever had about someone or something, no matter who or what, its beating self-love.  None of this was ever wrong.

So leave your head out of it.  It will try to convince you otherwise.  There is nothing wrong with you and as you accept all your parts, the rest of you will join the party.  You cannot partially love or put conditions on Agape. It’s either full acceptance or some degree of discomfort – you’ll have to choose.

Whether “single” or one part of a “couple”, you are alone in this.  When all is said and done, it comes down to one thing.  The self-acceptance you allow is equivalent to the love you feel, regardless of its “source”.  It starts and ends with you.  The rest of us?  We are just some other fun parts, the ride is yours alone.

You are the one you’ve been waiting for.  Thank you for sharing your journey with me.  It’s been an honor.


PS If you are able, share some love today with my friend Lucas, who could use some help right now.  Click here for more information or to donate, go directly to his blog.  Thank you.

                                    Letter for you on your first day here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Quest : Day 5 - What you have to lose

Yes, you’ll have to lose something.  This thing you’ve got a death grip on is yours alone.  We can’t see or imagine it and you’ve never told a soul.  So sure are you that it’s all you need to set things right, that you carry its image with you always.

It’s not a photograph.  No, this is not a real life image.  This is your IF image.  IF I did this, IF I looked like this, IF I were this, IF I achieved this, IF I had this – then I’d love me.  Then you’d love me.  Then the world would love me. Enough.

Your IF image has been carefully crafted.  It’s perfect down to the last detail.  You’ve thought of everything.  This way, you’ll know when you arrive.  Oh, what a glorious day that’ll be!

You’ll pull out your IF image and compare it to the reflection in the mirror and smile, deeply satisfied.  You’ll fall absolutely in love with yourself.  No more questions, no hesitation, you are now worthy of love.  And won’t the world come running to you then? You’ll be adored, accepted and undeniably ecstatic.

It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to reach your IF image – it’ll be worth the wait.  You tell yourself this with each self criticism and dark thought.  No worries – someday this will all be over.  It’ll be perfect then, I’ll be perfect then.

Except that it won’t be, and you already are.  It’s time to lose the excuse.  This is life and you are creating it as you move along – that means each second holds the potential for brilliance or disaster.  This never stops until you do.

You’ve been hanging onto a picture that’s not real; using it as an excuse to dislike yourself.  Do you understand how this works?  The self hatred that you feel will not change with more attention, money, fitness or success from the world outside.  It’ll just be hidden more deeply.

Don’t stop desiring these things; desire fuels creation.  Just stop loading up your manifestations with the weight of Agape.  Agape is free and weightless and available today. 

What you’ll have to give up is your IF image.  It’ll be scary but it’s the only way.  Love yourself anyway.  Right now.

What you have to lose is the burden of self defined perfection.  It doesn’t matter if you think your mother or your lover or your god will reject you once they discover the truth – it matters that you don’t reject you.  Chances are good all of them suspect the truth anyway.  All that you’ll be losing is the necessity to pretend.  Let go of this ideal IF image.  Love yourself right now. 

A dear love of mine, Carmella, used to say “god doesn’t make junk” and “what you haven’t got, you don’t need”.  She was right. Celebrate who you are today!  There is nothing to lose worth saving, and a feast of Agape to be had.

You are the one you’ve been waiting for.
See you tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love Quest : Day 4 - Afraid?

This journey is half over. 

We are “just as far in as we’ll ever be out”   (Anna Nalick – Breathe)

So, despite all opposing forces, if you are still reading this, there’s been at least a nod towards self love.  That’s fantastic and life altering.  Let’s keep going.

What stops you?  For each of us, regardless of what it looks like or sounds like, it’ll boil down to FEAR.  Look closely and you’ll see.  A fearless being stops only when the goal has been reached.

There are so many reasons to be afraid.  But loving yourself?  That’s easy.  It isn’t happening because of three letters.  N O and T.  If you are not absolutely enthralled with your fingers, toes, belly button and whole self – as you once were – then the only thing stopping you is in your head.  As an infant you’d spend hours and days staring at your parts and squealing with delight when you discovered what they could do. 

While visiting my niece and her 3 very little daughters, a song broke out during lunch.  One of them had just used the potty for the first time.  It was playful, joyous and exuberant.  Dad got a phone call at work, and he took it, interrupting a meeting.  This was big news.  It was thrilling.

Your life can be thrilling too.  You don’t need anyone else to tell you how amazing you are.  Unless you know yourself, you won’t believe them anyway.

So what are you afraid of?  Which N O T is stopping you?  NOT deserving? NOT good enough?  NOT strong enough? NOT smart enough? NOT beautiful enough? NOT lucky enough? NOT funny enough? NOT rich enough? NOT caring enough? NOT happy enough? These things are in your head.

It is not your head that we are aiming for here – it is your heart.  It is there where love is found, and it turns out that right now it’s beating.  You are alive and you have everything you need to love yourself.  “N O and T” be damned.

You are here now to love.  You’ve had the odds stacked against you and you haven’t been told the truth.  Your fears are based on circumstances that seem beyond your control.  What you weren’t told is that you hold the power to change how all of it feels.  By letting go.  With trust.

It doesn’t matter what you are afraid of – it matters that you move right on past it.  Not because of some Hallmark holiday, but because your life depends on it.  This is the only life you are living.  Right now.  This is it.  There may very well be assorted other dimensions and parts of you – yet right here and now this version could sure use a hand.  The love you are aching for is within.

That means it is within reach.  You don’t have to look for it.  You have to allow it to emerge.  A little encouragement will yield surprising results.

You see, we are all eager for an opening, a chance to feel better, and a moment of “YES!”  I heard the results of a survey today.  It was about “what women want most for Valentines Day”.  They were unexpected.  What is wanted most, at least according to this survey, is “a kiss goodbye, acknowledgement, and attention”.  Once you come out of that fearful, NOT good enough cloud, you’ll see. We all want love.  The people in your life will benefit without even knowing the reason was Agape.  All you did was love yourself.

The world changes one heart at a time.  Oneness emerges from Agape.

Release your fears and love yourself anyway.  I don’t know if there will be body enhancing technology or unlimited abundance available anytime soon, but I do know that right now you have the capacity to do this.  The worst has already happened, so no worries there.  It’s time to move in another direction.  This one is where you leap out of bed in the morning ready for another chance to love.

Accept yourself.  Allow yourself.  Be yourself. 
You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

See you tomorrow.

                                              Anna Nalick - Breathe

Love Quest : Day 3 - The Square Peg

So, stuff may be coming up, lots of stuff.  This is stuff that has been swept under the rug and remained there for years.  You are re-decorating now and someone has moved the rug.  There is nothing nearby to cover it with.  You’ll have to deal with it in a new way.

When my children were very young and in the midst of a creative project, inevitably something would go wrong.  Some would call this a mistake – but after a few tears were shed, we’d consider it an opportunity, a chance to do things differently, to try something unexpected.  Nothing was ever “ruined”.  Yet many pictures and projects drastically changed.

It can be sort of shocking and awkward to see parts of yourself you’ve been hiding from.  You’ve spent a lifetime painting a portrait of yourself as an attempt to fit.  You got so good at it you believed it yourself.  It was the acceptable you, the “good” you, the respectable you.  This version almost fit into that round opening, but not quite.  You are more of a square peg than a round one.

Who said pegs have to be round anyway?  Perhaps what’s been the problem is the place you were trying to fit into, not the shape of you.  Perhaps standardizing a human in any circumstance is quite absurd.  Just maybe you are okay as is – no adjustment necessary. 

To live in Agape you will have to accept yourself as is, not adjust yourself until you are acceptable.  That’s the difference between self love and self loathing.  There really is nothing wrong with you.

If you’d like to change something, do so because you love yourself, not because you hate yourself.  The energy of love is expansive, creative and world changing.  The energy of hate is constricting, limiting and ultimately damaging.

We are here to learn this.  It is my understanding that as soon as one of us truly, completely and without condition loves themselves – we’ll all do it.  The hundredth monkey.

We exist in a circle of creation.  We are One.  It starts and ends with One.  It starts and ends with you.  All serve One.  One serves all.  It is a perfect circle.  Pay attention to your current perspective; your view from your point on the wheel – your POV. 

Everything that yields an emotional response has done so because of a belief.  It is those beliefs we are looking at now, on this Quest, during this week of Love.  Do they enhance or restrict self love?  Are you empowered with them in your tool kit?  If not, and if Agape is your goal, you will need to alter them.  This is re-training at your core.

You have a brain full of knee-jerk emotional responses.  There is help available for altering them if they are not taking you to Agape.  There are sort of How-to-Guides for loving yourself.  Two books were just shared with me recently.  They are short, easy to read and to follow.  They have received a good deal of accolades.

“How Quantum Physicists build New Beliefs” by Greg Kuhn
“Love Yourself like your life depends on it” by Kamal Ravikant

Your social media is calling, attempting to help you feel better. This won’t change anything until you believe you are worthy of love.  I like both of these approaches because they start wherever you happen to be and call for a gentle uphill progression to Joy.  We are all trying to get there and are breaking our accounts with forwards and tweets to help each other; evidence of the epidemic of self-loathing.

So the next time you notice something that slipped out from under that old rug – look right at it, fearlessly.  It’s you and it’s not going to hide any longer.  May as well get used to it.  Once you accept it, you will learn to love it. Then you can begin work on constructing some square openings to fit into.  We’d all appreciate it and will be right there with you, looking for a place to fit ourselves.

We are the ones we are waiting for.
See you tomorrow.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Love the One you're with

First written 6/2012, the following article was featured on Gail Goodwin's beautiful website, Inspire Me Today, again today.  Sign up there to receive daily encouragement in this coming year of great changes!  This message still holds, love the one you're with.

Fall in love with yourself. This is it. You are here now on purpose, in this unique, exquisite body with your brilliant mind and enormous heart. Burst out of the constraints of “should” and “have to” and just “be”. Gracefully dance into freedom.

You are here to love. The hardest person for you to love is reading these words right now. Let go of all your evidence for imperfection, today. You are perfect where you stand. What you don’t have, you don’t need.

Unconditionally and absolutely say yes to love, every time, with no exceptions and without judgment. Experience the freedom of agape, unconditional self love, right now.

This kind of love depends on no one but you. Once you open your heart and accept yourself, the rest of us come flooding in! Your life will explode with affection and the capacity of your heart will astound you.

There are no limits to the love that you are or to the love that you have to give. There is nothing you can do that will disappoint our creator. There is nothing you can do that will stop the flow of love. Your task in this life is to catch up with this vision. Like a dam in the river, you’ve been attempting to structure the form and speed and amount of love, only accepting some here and there, where it fits just right, looks the part or is deserved.

Let your guard down and release your hold on love. Judgment is unnecessary, you are okay. This is the deepest truth and your joy when you feel it is evidence. Pay attention to the rush through your body as you acknowledge these words - “I love you absolutely“.

You are loved beyond your wildest dreams. Gently set your self-judgments down and absorb this feeling of adoration. This will set you free. Everything up until now has been a rehearsal for this moment. These have not been mistakes or wasted moments, they have been rehearsals. Your time is here.

Love yourself without condition and your heart will be always full. With a full heart, life becomes miraculous – and this is how it is meant to be lived.

You are the one you are waiting for.


Friday, November 22, 2013


  This misunderstanding about love is perhaps THE MISUNDERSTANDING.  Agape is unconditional SELF-love.  To love without condition means to accept all facets of existence.  Every dark thought, angry outburst and violent emotion must be absorbed into the fabric of you and loved.  You can no longer afford to love half way or part way – the energetic push of creation in this moment now is asking of you – everything.
This shift you are participating in is not just something you are watching, it is what you are doing.  All of the wondrous changes you hear about in the next dimensions are possible when you leave the density of fear.  They cannot be instilled onto a fearful population to eliminate the fear – they are the by-products of a fearless and loving heart.
This is how it works.  There are many visions of earth in the next dimension, and they include prosperity, health, happiness and love on a continual basis.  These are visions of who you actually are – they are not new versions of you, but core expressions of your true nature.  Fear is gone from these versions of you. 
The fear that pre-dominates your life is a lie.  It is not true.  Truth is love and that is what you are.  You exist as a physical form expressing all possibility – a “thought form” as another teacher, (Eckhart Tolle), calls you.  What is there to fear in a thought form?  All thoughts can be changed.
Most of you currently hold thoughts about your life which include concepts of blame.  In order for those thoughts to hold any merit, (and so you do not consider yourself nuts), you must also think of someone, another person, to be at fault so that you can blame them.  It could be a lover, a parent or a wealthy banker.
You also hold thoughts of frustration and again, in order for you to NOT think of yourself as crazy, you must create someone or something to be frustrated about – a lover, another driver or a boss.
You may hold thoughts of imperfection and so you create illness, handicaps, and bodies that fall short somehow of your ideal image.
We are powerful creators.  We are divine pieces of the ONE, experiencing ourselves as young, old, rich, poor, happy, angry, violent, peaceful, etc...  We have created it all, as ONE, and right now we have chosen to change it up a bit.  WE have done it ourselves.
The changes we are seeing now have always been possible, only now more of us are seeing them.
They will become your life when you believe them to be reality, not fantasy.  The precise future can not be predicted because there is no future – linear time is a construct so that each idea can be fully experienced – aging, learning, growing, etc…
Life is occurring now as you are creating it now.  It evolves as your thoughts do.  Each moment, each thought, is creative.
So, what this means is that the shift in consciousness is happening and will happen as we all, as a collective, create it.  Your experience of it will be unlike any other you’ve had because you believe that to be true.
In order for this transformation to occur, we must do some internal transforming.  The thoughts we hold around love are filled with fear.  We have been taught these things and it is time now to trust what you know rather than what you think.
Love is something you know.  It is who you are and it resonates deeply.  It feels good.  It comforts.  It is familiar.  It knows you.  It sometimes evokes excitement.  It feels powerful.
These are words attempting to describe the indefinable and the sacred.  Love is the source.
Words such as right or wrong or good or bad do not belong here.  Love is.  It will not be denied.
We have been taught to fear it because it is the most powerful idea in creation and once realized and utilized we can no longer be controlled.
Fear is a tool that has been used to manipulate and it no longer serves your purpose to be manipulated.
We will have to accept all others as ok, and most importantly, love ourselves, for this transition to proceed seamlessly.  Realize who you are and then understand that how you see everyone in your life is a reflection of how you feel about you.
The world looks as it does because so many are fearful.  The more we love without condition, the more the world will change.  There is nothing else to do.  It starts with you.  It ends with you.  It is only you.
You are the spark of creation and the source of this shift.

You are the One we’ve been waiting for.

In Lak’ech,
~Sophia                        (reprinted from November 2011)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Eggplants, Vampires and Us

It’s not writers block.  It’s identity crisis.  “Who are you?” has been the perpetual question this week.  It is sort of like being a vampire.  I am surrounded by mirrors that offer no reflection.  People and problems used to keep popping up like springing targets in an arcade game, needing removal.  They were handy excuses, blames and faults for what was wrong.  With me.  Each health crisis, relationship breakdown or financial hardship had different non-me pop up culprits.  They’ve vanished.  There is only me.

This comes as a surprise.  We are sort of like eggplants.  These tiny lavender blooms stretch out, completely invert themselves and emerge again as something completely different; fuller, richer and with more depth to their skin.  They have become what they always intended to be; eggplants.  Now this is not a surprise to anyone but them.  With space, nourishment and encouragement they came out exactly as predicted and expected – bigger, just as beautiful and now useful.

We’ve stretched, pulled in and are gradually emerging – as gorgeous, immensely powerful beings of light.  Until now, the mirror showed us ridicule and hatred, self-defeat, corruption and lies, lack, imperfection, opposition and grief.  We accepted the images, identifying completely with each manipulation.  Today we’ve reached within and touched the face of God.  We are not any of those things.  We are love in human form.

It does not serve us to focus on evil.  Negativity’s only purpose is to spark creation of the opposite vibration.  This is a game and we now know the rules.  We are just figuring out what kind of player we came to be.

You see, it doesn’t matter who you saw in the mirror yesterday, what matters is today.  Your mirrors are empty.  Who are you?  What kind of game did you come to play?  In every new moment, you are standing alone, without excuses and ready to engage.  What will you do and how will you do it?  Who are you?

Let go of the past.  You are not what you were, you are now.  In this moment the future is determined.  What will you make?

Doors have to close, chapters end and credits roll before the new can commence. We are writing the script here and the final act is upon us.  Know that there are those still attempting to sabotage a graceful transition.  They have engaged alarmists and fear mongers because they don’t realize we are onto their tactics and playing our own game now.  Our strategy doesn’t require weapons or marches even, but conviction.  Our method springs from the ultimate power source – our heart. 

Produce peace.  It is called upon you to do so.  Refuse all but love.  See only the deepest truth in each soul and you will discover we all seek the same thing; the expression of eternity in physical form – life.  We are hear to express and realize our deepest knowing – Agape.

Truth has no room for fear.  As history ends, begins again and is written you’ll decide who you are.  We’ve come to the moment of our self-definition.  What you say and believe is your reality.  What world are you choosing?

Choose love.  Produce peace.  Live abundantly.  Laugh.  Your best parts are exuberant, honest, transparent, compassionate and here.

This is it.  Like the eggplant, you are emerging new, as we knew you would.  This relentless push for transformation demands your participation.  You cannot avoid this next part; you are the one who will decide what it looks like.

Embrace your future without hesitation.  At some point you’ll remember this moment without regret.  A game played well demands honesty as well as an exploitation of the best in you.  You were chosen to make all the difference and you do.  Show us everything you have. 

You are the one we’ve been waiting for.