Good morning! Take a deep breath, close your eyes and validate that quiet place within as you have a healing in this morning’s message!
Let’s re-align and re-calibrate our awareness for the coming month. All over the news and internet are the headlines of changes that are the harbingers of economic collapse and others types of chaos! Armaggedon! Most of it is fear-driven doom and gloom! Mass consciousness is permeated with the unrest at the moment. Many people tell me they feel like something is going to happen, and we are just on hold waiting! And, while we are waiting for who-knows-what, everything else that can possibly happen is demanding our attention! It’s definitely a time to make sure you take care of yourself and tend to what is really important to you! Your physical body will thank you!
Of course we know these events as a time of amazing paradigm shifts and infusions of light, love and awareness. There are the traumatic events, but what is really happening?
Amongst the many news items in the spotlight is the thousands upon thousands of refugees who have lost their homes due due to wars, genocide and climate change. Like a movie, the plot is thickening, and we don’t really know the ending or how it will all play out! So, let’s set our space! Regardless of what’s going to happen, we can release drama and choose calm; release fear and choose love. Whether we do this 20 times a day or once a day, our ability to choose the light is a great power to wield when the majority of the people on the planet are in so much survival, fear and unrest.
We light-workers are in a place to focus our light and shine it out to the world. Most of the people on the planet do not have this luxury let alone the information. Let’s help the world open to the only thing that is real, love. Let’s illustrate through our actions and beingness this truth. Let’s demonstrate our ability to bring light and love to anything, beginning within ourselves. Remember, we can’t offer another what we can’t have for ourselves! The people who have lost their homes need not suffer for nothing as long as we can see it as an opportunity to love more and care more.
The other night I awoke from a dream, where we were doing this healing visualization that we are going to do now, enjoy it!
Imagine you are going to share a meal with a dear friend. See the table you have prepared for your meeting. Place settings, food and drink. This is very personal for each of you. One person may have a very Martha Stewart-like table with a lot of matching and flourishes. Another table may be very earthy with ceramic dishes and wild flowers. Or, perhaps your table is more simple and Zen. Perhaps this meal is Chinese take out! See the food, and all that you have on the table to share with your friend. It doesn’t matter if you cook or not. Money is not an issue, and your meal can be very simple or complex. This is about the feeling of sharing. Before your guest arrives, invite your inner child to add some finishing touches! What would your inner child like to see on the table? A toy? Balloons? More cupcakes? Again, this is more about the feeling of the sharing we are offering!
The guest we are going to invite to our table is an aspect of ourselves that we have a hard time with. Remember the last time you saw yourself in a space with someone or some event where you weren’t able to be your best self? What happened? Were you in judgment? Envy? Guilt? Impatience? Choose and write that quality on a name card and set it by the place setting across from you. Invite that part of you to share your table. You may see this part of you as you, only not so happy or at peace!
Offer this part of yourself all the bounty on your table along with the safety and healing of your open heart. Be generous. As you look at this part of you, notice something new, like what was going on in your life that led up to you losing your centered self with that person? What this part of you needs more of to heal. Ask some questions, and see what this part of you has helped you to learn. What is the gift here?
You have prepared a place for your internal enemy, a shadow part of you that needs your love more than ever. Thank this part of you. See it heal and lighten up. There is no reason to withhold anything from this part of you. Send love and offer this part of you whatever it needs. Be generous. There is plenty. This is just an aspect of yourself that hasn’t been loved into wholeness yet. You think there is something unloveable about you. It’s a lie!
Whatever this thing is that you you think is not okay with you will heal only from your love. Love is your way out of suffering. Breathe, be in gratitude from so much learning and healing just by sharing and getting to know a part of you that has been hidden and needed to be invited to a loving table!
Now this part of you can stay or go, but it’s time to increase your table size to include two or three more guests. Change anything you want to! Ask your inner child to add something to the table that looks fun to her/him! The table is not set for your enemies in physical body. Please say a spirit to spirit hello to two or three people who you are having or have had a hard time with. They may be alive or dead.
Please write their names at the table settings and invite them to your loving table. You will share this meal with these people. Fill their plate and their their cup with an open heart, nothing to prove, nothing to fix in them or yourself. Be generous, there is plenty.
And then be a little curious! Notice if you have something to say to one of them, or have a question. Maybe you just want to beam love to them. Maybe one of them leaves early, that’s okay! In these people, you see what is not lovable, not okay within yourself, and what it is that you take seriously. Perhaps you have made their problem about you. Maybe they don’t understand you and you think they should. Maybe they are mean. Can that be okay?
Give them their favorite foods! Send them love. You are One with them, even if you can’t see it yet or they can’t accept it. There is no one who can’t be at your table. They are you, and by inviting them you are inviting yourself to heal into wholeness. Just have it and enjoy it.
Decide that experiencing peace with these enemies is essential to your wholeness. Remember that there is no one at this table who is right or wrong or good or bad. There is no ‘us’ or ‘them’!
Your compassion in this moment isn’t present because someone has to be made right or wrong, because we are not healing right or wrong. We are just seeing that there is suffering to heal which is the result of the lie of separation from divine love. The lies that we are separate from Creator, that we are in lack, that we are not worthy, that there is a such thing as sin.
In this moment, can you really see there is no right or wrong? Only suffering, and the suffering is within ourselves? I practiced this the other day in yoga. A girl put her mat right in front of mine, so I couldn’t see myself in the mirror. It was irritating because there was plenty of room, she was just unconscious. I moved my mat and all was well, but I got to practice that there is no right or wrong! She wasn’t wrong, I wasn’t right. I just experienced suffering because I wished things were different. I know the yoga example is a trivial issue, but if we practice with the small irritations, it’s easier to practice getting out of the right and wrong stuckness with the big things!
How about a relationship ending? There is no right person or wrong person, there is really only the suffering each person needs to heal within themselves. Take away the blame and shame, and healing happens much more quickly!
The concept of right and wrong, and the shame and blame that results is deeply ingrained in our religions and culture! Did you know that the word sin is actually a greek word from archery which means missing the center of the target? Sin is an error that can be corrected. Perhaps for our purposes in this healing, the reminder is to fall into our hearts and that we have missed our mark when we are dwelling on as aspect of ourselves that we think is horrible or dwelling on an aspect within another person that we think is horrible.
It is a reminder to aim again, only this time land on our true mark!
For more love to be present, the walls between us and others must come down. That is how we are healing this world, restoring unity by responding to the world as if we are all one! We are learning to live life in such as way that love matters.
As a result of this awareness, and our willingness to share our table with our enemies, we see that there are no enemies and we are truly able to assist the world to wholeness and healing. Your present guests are free to leave or stay, but we are having one more dinner party!
As a group here today, let’s now imagine a spiral-shaped table. Make it huge, we have the entire solar system! Our table is lovingly set with an abundance of nourishing food. Let’s have our inner children contribute their special additions for this meal! We are inviting all the refugees to sit across from us at this table, all the people on the planet that are in want. Anyone who needs a place at the table of love is invited.
This table is set in the name of the all-encompassing love of a benevolent god, a loving creator of all. No one is denied a seat at this table. They are of all races and religions, economic level, from prison. We beam love to them, generously, with no fear and no expectations of anything given in return.
We are sitting across from them, and you will see that there are a lot of empty seats on our side that need to be filled! We are now inviting all the people who live in fear and greed to sit with us. We are in between them, light workers from all over the world, sitting with the people on the planet who have the hardest time sharing and promoting love. This is a great chance to see the toughest people present, the politicians you have the hardest time with, or anyone else who is afraid to open their hearts. No one at the table is right or wrong, or blamed or shamed. There is just suffering, places where in all of us we think we are separate from God and Oneness. Suffering waiting to be loved.
Just be, and hold this space. How does it feel to break down walls rather than build more or retreat? Breathe. Have this experience. When more people see God as an experience they can create instead of an exercise in seeing fear-based differences the world moves closer to healing. Experience loving oneness. Validate that there is plenty.
Let’s let our world table exist, but bring your attention back to yourself in this moment. Breathe gently, and be aware of your heart beat. Feel connected to all, yet with your own unique expression, style, and gifts that you bring to the world. What a treasure you are. Opening your heart to fears about yourself, opening your heart to your enemies, opening your heart to the world.
“We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.” —Madeleine L’Engle
This begins first in how much love and compassion we extend to ourselves, during good times and bad. Then it extends to the people we draw into our lives to help us heal and grow even if we don’t like them! And then, we can truly extend that love and compassion to the world. This is the difference between a spiritual person, who is healing the world back to wholeness, and the people who can only see a small percentage of the love and thus promote more hatred and division.
Be the love you want to see in the world. Be a light so lovely that people want with all their hearts to know the source of it. Gently be aware of your inhale and exhale, and create a simple mantra with each inhale and exhale. You may already have one! I often use I AM, and other times I am love, I am light. Validate that you know how to be loyal to that which brings balance to our human community on the planet, even as you heal your own suffering and differences with others. That the process of doing that, in fact, brings healing to all!
A goal of life is to experience wholeness, not perfection! When we are coming from our hearts, we are there. It is challenging because it is hard to see religion reduced to a means of creating political patriotism and excuse for violence and paybacks. Person against person, group against group, and the world crippling wars that result in such suffering.
The peace which passeth all understanding, that leads us to the calm and release fear, is found in our contemplative moments, tuning into our feelings, tuning into Creator, tuning into the oneness. Allow yourself time to enter the mystery. Decide it’s okay to not know all the answers and how this will all play out.
In some spiritual space, all is healed and we are just acting out what we each need to in order for us to heal ourselves, and at the same time be of assistance! All would be healed on the planet if we saw in our neighbor the presence of God. Breathe and let’s finish with a prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.