Sharing the messages from this mornings journey. Many voices shared many things some of which I share here.
Commitment in its essence is having the willingness to extend love to the furthest stretches possible to give it life. Then taking it further to give it arms and legs to cross the mountains on the journey. That is commitment.
It is vital to remember that even when you act of anger - regardless of the cause or justification, you are inviting and co creating anger, disharmony, and discord. To find peace, one must become peaceful by seeking to act out of love. This is most difficult when the obstacles are as solid as granite and seemingly unjustified. It is only by making the commitment to act our of love that the peace will emerge. Remember that many times the voices behind the anger and resentment that you hear are fueled by their own fears. An act of love is to hold them in sacred thought asking that they feel safe and loved. Anger may make its point - violence may make a change - but it is only for the moment. After the moment, what is left in its wake is an entrails of mistrust that is difficult to erase.
This will bring one of the most difficult challenges - forgiving. Forgiving the ones that you love is much easier than forgiving those whom you feel no love for. At times it is even more difficult to forgive yourself - but this is a vital necessity in the expansion of your soul.
There is a vast difference between having the patience to wait and apathy. Patient waiting is way of establishing a foundation of trust and faith in the Divine, in the Sacredness of life. Apathy is using doing nothing as an excuse for doing nothing.
Regarding the fear of letting go ... stop living in the fear of letting go of what was. You make the choice. Every choice, even the choice to let go, is creating a new reality ... a new experience. Embrace it. Yes, there maybe sadness and grief in letting go, but replace that with the joy and excitement for what you now have room for. For everything that you let go of will be replaced by a gift from the Divine Universe.
Remember too, the act of letting go rather than fighting - this act of surrendering to the Divine Universe is an act of pure love.
In this time of change and shift, focus on what is bringing you in alignment with your sacred truths. Take note of what is not bringing you into alignment as well. All things, all people, all relationships, and even your nature surroundings can either deepen the sacred experience of your authentic self - of your soul or they will detract from it setting you off course.
Acknowledge to yourself that something new is beginning. As this new beginning, this new journey is unveiling itself, remind yourself that any new practice takes intentional desire to grow and bloom. It is only a beginning to a pathway to the future - to your authentic self. Take one step at a time. Breathe. Enjoy. Celebrate. These will amplify your acknowledgement so that you do not get discouraged and frustrated.
Any new journey will have questions. Ask them. Experience them. Value them. Share them. Feel them.
Questions are what gives us the deepest experiences of the soul. Questions ask ourselves to rethink what is old. To reinvent our own definitions is part of the journey. Question to discover. When doubt returns, and it will at moments, go deep into your soul, ask your question there and then become silent and wait. YOUR soul connection with the Divine will give you YOUR truth. Do not allow the doubts of others deter your journey. Deep within you, within all, is a source of guidance. It exists whether you believe in it or not. It exists and if you ask to receive it, ask to hear it, it will come to you. Whether in a whisper of the wind or a sign in your journey, if you ask and become open to receive, you will hear. There is thinking with the mind and thinking with the heart. Instead of thinking, begin to listen with the heart rather than the mind. It will shift your perspective to one based in love. It is here that you find the enlightenment that you seek.
Those who are betraying their own authentic selves and committing harmful actions upon others, be careful for it is hard to regain humanity once you have lost it. To those who have felt the wrath of harmful actions, one must remove the resentment. You must be willing to forgive the pain. Let go of the blame and judgment as it only serves to increase the separation and duality in life. It separates you from seeing the deeper truth. Holding the pain, even if it seems justified, causes dis-ease in your soul. When suffering comes from the hands of another, remember that new beginnings also emerge from healing the pain.
In this time of turbulence, which is part of the transformation and shift in consciousness, remember that peace of heart and perpetual quietness of the soul are in the harbor. The seas may be calm just beyond the horizon. The springtime of the Universe comes only after the darkness of winter. When ego or will power come into play, know that it is holding all in the darkness of winter. It is only in springtime that the birth of what the soul awaits will happen. Don't fight with the thoughts or even with the emotions that arise within you. Allow them space to exist without reaction. It is within this space that a new perception, a new sacred witness experience can be birthed.
It is important to also remember that within the darkness of winter, there is much to be learned and gained. It is only perceived that darkness equates to a negative illusion. Within the darkness can come great illumination. It is a time of peaceful wisdom and regeneration. A time for rest after a harvest season. A time to retract in order to gain the strength and momentum for the spring. A baby remains enclosed in darkness of the womb for months before emerging into the light. Do we perceive this as a negative illusion or a time of nurturing? Rethink your definitions to eliminate perceptions that no longer serve your soul.
The source of all pain that exists comes from a separation between the spiritual and the physical. As the two are reunited it will result in a Divine unification that connects a soul to the sacredness that is in all of life. This period of reunification can reignite doubt. It is difficult for the ego to be patient, listen to your soul it knows the truth that something Divine and sacred is happening.
The souls that are being drawn together are those that resonate the same frequency. This 'tribe' being created will assist the awakening of self to a greater purpose. A 'tribe' or community is being co created that is healing and loving. It is up to you to allow it to expand into a Oneness with all. Do not allow the illusions of the physical limit it. Expand into the mystery so that the mystery can unfold within you.