I was writing a totally different post, having been reminded by a friend that I need to post more often. That post will wait while I share with you what just happened. Earlier today I received the impression that my acupuncture appointment scheduled for this afternoon was going to be cancelled. I decided to wait for the acupuncturist to contact me directly with this news. Just now, I received a text message indicating that she had had a family issue come up and would have to cancel. We all have the tool of intuition available to us, and we all have the ability to either accept the information or ignore it. I have sometimes ignored it and been incredibly inconvenienced. Other times, like today, I simply acknowledged the cancellation, thankful that I had had the time to consider alternate activities. When we develop and learn to listen to our intuition, we find that our lives are guided by a larger force, which works in harmony within the All. Namaste!
I had just thought that one must heal another, guide another from their truth, not my truth, when I read pretty much the same thing in Martha Beck’s book Finding Your Way In A Wild New World (which I highly recommend). This was confirmation (as all moments of synchronicity are). I am to help people find their way, not my way, which means accepting that everyone does not see the same world I do, that everyone’s perspective of a situation is different, and no two perspectives are exactly alike. Not understanding this can lead to all sorts of negative consequences: dislike, hate, wars, discrimination, bigotry, and any number of negative challenges to peaceful coexistence on this planet. When we accept people for who they are, without imposing our set of beliefs and demands on them, then we are truly not simply tolerating, but, rather, accepting them. And in this acceptance we can discover and express the greater love that both created us and that binds us as One. Namaste!
Received Message: Death implies not being, ceasing to exist, which is not the reality the spirit experiences. It is more a transitioning like emerging from a cocoon. The people I speak with do not consider themselves dead. They know they are living, albeit in a different form. This is why communication is possible and intelligible. Namaste!
I often become mired in wondering if I am presenting something correctly, or if something is missing or not explained fully. It is, I suppose, a hazard of being a writer, though one I have worked hard to overcome through exercises such as stream-of-consciousness writing. This process frees me from thinking about what I am writing and just lets words flow out without trying to control the intent or outcome. This last sentence was pretty much written in that manner. The process requires that I step aside and cease editing and seeking the perfect words and, instead, simply allow ideas to flow through me. In this it is similar to automatic writing (which I think of as taking dictation from Spirit) and even when I allow Spirit to speak through me without stopping to see if it makes any sense (which sometimes happens with entertaining results at seance).
When I am asked a question about an aspect of the universe that some Teacher or Master wishes to respond to, I often hear myself allowing them to speak through me and I hope that the listener is taking notes. Sometimes, after I sense that the question has been answered, I try to capture on paper what I remember of what was said. When a sitter receives a reading from me and wants to continue the conversation with the loved one on the other side, I often recommend taking a composition notebook and starting a dialogue by writing down a question and then waiting to hear a response and writing that down next. The response will sound like the sitter’s own thoughts but, over time, they will come to see that the spirit’s words and meanings are different from their own. And, for anyone interested . . . this is not what I expected to write about today, which is indicative of what it is like to work with Spirit. Namaste!
I discovered something very interesting early this morning. I discovered that I look at my life in a very compartmentalized way. I am a writer, a poet, a spirit intuitive, a proofreader and an editor, a mother, a friend, and myriad other roles. I seem to have slightly different manners of comporting myself and thinking about myself in each circumstance. Yesterday, I had a delightful discussion with a dear friend, gave a distance reading to a woman who needed to hear from her relatives in spirit for guidance, attended the birthday party of my young niece, and enjoyed my role as a mom. I shifted my center to accommodate the situation that I was in. I awoke this morning to the realization that the goal is to be myself in each and every circumstance, to not let the situation dictate who I am, but, instead, to bring my true self and true vision to each moment. In this is the kernel of Shakespeare’s recommendation “to thine own self be true.” It is in this that we not only stay true to ourselves, but to those around us, and to the vision of the Creative Spirit. Namaste!
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