Greetings and Salutations! One and All! Today is a beautiful day and the Love/Light energies are running high! The air is full of magic today! Go outside and tell your animal companions thank you for being here with us! We love you! And send out a radiating heartfelt pulse of love out to the universe and all beings. Wrap it in gratitude! Feel the joy and the love coming back into your heart directly from them! Feel their gratitude fill your heart! Then look around you, see the beauty that is our Mother Earth fill your heart, she can transmute any of your fears or negative thoughts and help you find the balance and peace within your being. Thank her. Love her. Then thank Creator and All that exist for their part in your life and the lives of all here. Breath in the Crystalline light the energy that is in the air which feeds all living beings here, Exhale, and release all the stress within your being. A few deep breaths, and you are at peace. Listen, what do you hear? What messages await you? Do you feel better? More refreshed and relaxed? Great! Carry this moment with you as you face the challenges of your day. Share the love. Remember to Love yourself too! Say to yourself, “I am Love!” “I am a great person! I am full of good health and lots of loving energy to share with the world!” “I am fantastic! Life is working things out for my highest good always, and I am grateful it does!”
We choose which mood to set our day, I think this is a good way to begin today!
There is so much going on in the world today, and so much information coming at us from everywhere each moment, I think it’s important that we remember to take that moment to just breath and be One with everything. I think too that many of you will argue there is just not even that free moment for that but I argue to that, we must make that time happen, like showering or brushing our teeth. We must nurture ourselves, and daily remind ourselves we are loving spiritual beings with limitless opportunity in each day. Since most of us do not get compliments and kudos from the outside world, it’s important that we give OURSELVES those things we need. Hug yourself, tell you that you love you and you are a great person, that everything is going to be alright, you truly only need you. We have been so programmed to think that we are lacking, we lack nothing except that which we perceive. We never lack love or companionship, for we are truly never alone. We never lack for what we need, if we ask and believe, it will usually appear when we need it most.
A healthy spirit requires that we feed ourselves on a daily basis. A question was posed to me by a friend recently, “What do you do to add value to yourself as a person everyday?” I argued that the question was subjective to one’s opinion of what is considered valuable to one’s self and you would have to essentially guess what is of value to another person based on their perceived senses of what is valuable in their opinion. But really, does their opinion count when you ask what I do to add value to myself?
So I took that question and expanded it in a way and asked myself, “ What am I feeding my being?”
I broke this down on the literal level, physical, what am I putting into my body on a daily basis and is this adding to or taking away from my overall energy and vitality level? This led to some alterations in diet adding more of what I felt when I asked my body what is it that you are needing, what it had requested, more leafy greens as one example was an answer I received.
I then expanded this idea into what was my environment feeding me? My friends? Television shows? Music and lyrics? Commercials and advertisments?
Again in assessing this, I found that there was a lot that was not really feeding me but feeding off of me in terms of energy consumption. So again, I began to adjust things in my life to only have those things which lifted my spirit and made me smile around me. In doing these things, I found, I was more easily brought back to center and peace, when life and it’s events and people knocked me for a loop. I found that not having to deal with all that other stuff, allowed me to have more time and energy to focus on feeding myself the right ways. More meditation time, more time to process how I felt about things that occurred during the day or ponder solutions to challenges that had come up. It allowed me time to focus on my healing and clearing out my own closets and applying the techniques I have been teaching others for a long time now.
Now this is not to say that I stopped helping other people, but what I did do is set boundries and I made time for taking care of me too. Healers often fall into the trap of feeling obligated to work til there is nothing left for themselves. It is I believe very important to not fall into that trap of burnout.
When people talk about doing the inner work…..
What we are talking about is looking at those things which continue to present themselves in our lives. What is causing us to be fearful? Some say that all things boil down to two emotions, Fear and Love. What old tapes have been played since you were young?
For me, abandonment, no love, betrayal, and not being heard were big players in my life, and when I was done looking at them, my final conclusion was I didn’t have to have those things from outside sources. I had to have them for myself. To have the expectations of people to be like me, to think like me or experience and come to the same conclusions about life the same as me were big players as well. The idea that I had control or wanted to have control instead of just allowing things to happen.
Taking an honest look at how we feel about things, how we are reacting or responding is usually a reflection of something within ourselves which is not in balance, needs healing and release, or some adjustment in perception. Looking at the past on the levels of observer, what gifts did we receive from that experience. Even the most horrific experiences offer some lesson or gift of knowledge or building block for something we encounter in the future. Such as deeper empathy for one who may go through a similar experience in the future. Had we not walked that path, we would not be able to reach them as a person who had survived and was able to move forward to be there for them at that moment. There is always a silver lining, at times, our pain doesn’t allow us to find that lining, but that too is part of the journey.
I am sure I will come back to this topic more in the future, but for now, I would like to close this message today with this thought. Suffering and pain are increased or decreased by our ability to accept or our need to deny what is. How can you reduce your suffering by allowing yourself to accept what is? What are you not wanting to look at or accept about a person or situation? Your own judgment? Your lack of ability to control? The expectation? These are some of the kinds of questions we ask ourselves when we are doing our inner work. For our thoughts, beliefs and focus, bring to us what we feed ourselves. What we are receiving as input, learning, are we growing or are we holding onto an old way because it’s comfortable but it’s stagnant and still?
Be loving to yourself, forgive your trespasses as you forgive others who trespass against you.
In Love and Light and Oneness of Heart, Namaste. Kimberly