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You are the point.
I am the point.
Each and everyone of us is the point.
The point of existence.
The point of awareness.
The point of creating.
The point of receiving.
You are the point.
The point of presence.
The point of Light.
The point of attraction.
The point of Life.
You are the point.
The point of love.
The point of compassion.
The point of wisdom.
The point of connection.
You are the point.
It begins with you.
It ends with you.
The brilliantly, beautiful point.
[Originally posted Mar 25, 2016]
Inspired by Adamus Saint-Germain and Shaumbra
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[Originally posted 02-06-2015]
As I’ve stated before, for many people, the past isn’t really the past, it isn’t history. It is the present. When there is an emotional wound or unresolved issue, it lives in the present moment. The original hurt, trauma or fear gets recreated and repeated. Essentially it’s relived again and again in one’s current life. It shows up in relationships, at home and at work. There it is. The past is [the] present.
You’ve heard the phrase “same shit, different day.”
The physics of it are simple. You magnetize to you a match to what is active within you, what you believe, what you focus on. Energy begets energy. These simple truths largely shape your reality.
Recently my laptop went blank and then would not restart. Mercury is in retrograde after all. I tried a few tricks, but knew what I really needed to do was just pull the battery and begin again. It always worked with my old laptop. I was hesitant, however, because I had tried to pull the battery on this computer, but couldn’t figure out how to do it and had given up. To repeat that felt silly. Plus, the need to get at something on my computer, fairly quickly, was making me more determined.
I retrieved my folder containing all of the laptop information. There wasn’t much there, but all I needed was information on how to remove the battery. I opened the thin 3 page pamphlet which showed a few illustrations and even fewer words. But there it was. Once I saw it, it was so easy. And in this one sentence the profane becomes the profound. Once I saw it…that’s the key. Perception or perspective is reality.
What was impossible (removing the battery) suddenly became possible (removing the battery). The problem was that I kept looking at my new computer as if it were my old computer. I could only see how to remove the battery the old way. I wanted it to work the old way. And that was impossible. This computer didn’t work like that. So I couldn’t see the solution.
How often do we approach problems, issues, relationships in just this way? And in so doing, drag the past right into the present?
And so we stay stuck in the past…in the present….
We all have our stories we like to tell. Feel compelled to tell. Can’t help telling. Tell over and over again. Indeed, that was my history. I had stories that I would tell everyone. I couldn’t help myself. Everyone had to know my stories. I clung to them like a child clings to her blanket. They were precious to me. I took them on as my identity. I proudly claimed them as my own. I expanded them, embroidered them, cherished them.
Somewhere along my journey I had the eyes to see this habit. I became the observer of them. I developed the ability to stand back and see myself. I could see/feel the need to tell the story building within me. See myself telling the story. See people reacting, in a wide range of ways, to my story. Soon they didn’t feel so much like “my” story but “a” story.
In the end, it was clear that I had to explore the stories. One at a time, I delved into their origins, got at the roots. I feasted on them in order to know myself and just as much to know who I was not, or was no longer. I discovered, over a long period of time, that in the beginning, telling the story, knowing what happened in the past was filling a need. A coping mechanism. It was a way to own it, claim it, open my eyes to my experiences, rather than be in it with eyes closed, at the mercy of it. Telling the story felt powerful. It revealed a new level of truth to me. So, too, when that need is filled it’s time to let it go. I was not. I was reliving it over and over. I was propping up my identity with it. The story became stuck. I was now a victim to the story. What was once precious was now my prison.
Eventually I had to choose the compassionate way. To see, to feel, to know the past with clarity. Eyes and heart wide open. Glean the wisdom. And then let the story go. Stories can change. Or end. Truly.
As Adamus says, “The past isn’t what you think it is.” I now know things are always more than they seem. Multi-layered. Multi-faceted. Many perspectives. It is up to us to receive the wisdom and release the rest. Release the details, release the minutia. Give it its freedom, allowing it all to serve us. Where the past, history, our stories are concerned, there is a fine line between wisdom and wallow.
Where once we were victim, we now are wise.
Where once we were weak, we now are strong.
Where once we looked outside of ourselves, we now look within.
Where once we sought, now we know.
Want to see this in action? Watch the movie Groundhog Day. You can see Bill Murray’s character wake up and begin to rewrite his story. He’s self-serving and manipulative at first, but then real personal transformation takes hold. So beautiful!
Playing with the Past
If the past is just a story, really, one version of how things happened, then can’t we consider it somehow fluid? Couldn’t we play with it? I have used this idea on a number of occasions to overcome a pain from the past. You can rewrite history or rewrite your story. Here’s the gist…
When something from your past causes some concern for you…guilt, hurt, frustration, stuckness…rewrite it. Take this bit of history that has plagued you and turn it into something pleasant, empowering, or productive, whatever you choose. You’re the creator.
Try it for yourself…
Find a comfortable, quiet spot. A place where you feel safe, supported. I like to make a cup of tea, grab a soft throw and sit on my couch. Relax. Take some good deep breaths. Clear your mind of the day’s duties. Then conjure up the memories. Tell yourself the story. Remind yourself of the details. Feel all of the feelings that go with it. Sit with that for a bit.
Now, give yourself permission to rewrite that story. Take a deep breath. Loosen the grip you have on the old version. Allow yourself to go beyond the mind, beyond the old story. Begin to get clear about how you want it to go in this new version. Imagine the details. How would you want to feel? What do you want to experience? What is the outcome you prefer?
If this is challenging, you might try a tactic I use to help me get clear. I imagine the story as a photo snapshot. I’m very visual, so I give the story a picture. Then I imagine that picture on a chalkboard or a white board. And then I erase it. I just wipe it away. Simple? Works for me.
Once you have a sense of the new story, take a deep breath and dive into it. Let yourself feel it as if it is real. Picture it. Hear it. Walk through it. Live it in your imagination. Feel it in your body. Experience it.
Take a deep breath.
Congratulations! You’ve just rewritten history.
Wait…what’s that I hear???
Are the doubts coming in? Are you questioning it?
OK…here’s what I know…
Your perception is reality.
You’re the creator.
Everything is energy. [Except you. You are a sovereign souled being.]
This is all a very real, very important illusion.
You have just shifted old potentials, cleared out old energies that no longer serve you, and allowed new potentials to come into your reality.
If you allow it to be so, then it is.
Can you allow it? Can you put those doubts in their proper place…tell them to sit down and shut up?
It’s up to you.
What do you have to lose?
…nothing but your old worn out stories.
Watch what happens. You might be surprised.
This is when it starts getting fun! That’s why I call it playing with the past…not working.
Now, in the wise words of EN VOGUE from their 1992 hit song:
“Free your mind and the rest will follow.”
A wise one (Tobias) once said that when you distill it all down to its simplest form, every personal issue humans have can be summed up with the question:
How are you giving your power away?
I actually think it’s more like you not claiming your own authority over yourself and your own domain and the result is that there’s a “power vacuum” and you end up, by habit, default or whatever else is effecting you, giving your authority over to another. Whew…I need to take a deep breath after that mouthful!
It can happen in so many ways! Loud and obvious ways. Quiet, subtle or even insidious ways. We give it without being aware. We give it away beging fully aware. We give it out of fear or habit or deference. We give it willingly. We give it out of guilt or shame. We give it to family members, friends, religious leaders and governments, to name a few. Even the mean lady at the grocery store checkout. If you’re like me, once you start looking, you’ll be shocked and maybe a little saddened how often it happens.
It was startling to me when I was first presented with this concept, because up to that point it did seem like others had an authority or power over me or a part of me or my life. It felt certain that they were right that they had a say in my life, my choices. Of course. Duh. Parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, pastors…the list goes on. And then that moment of really thinking about what it means. Wait. What??? No! You’re not the boss of me! So, what? That means…what? I am? Yeah! I am! I’m the creator of my life. I am sovereign. I am not a victim. I say. I choose. I create. I reap what I sow. Rewards and lessons. I AM THAT I AM! Damn it.
What a concept! The idea that you create your life. You are sovereign. You are your own authority, your own counsel. People give it lip service. There are nice quotes and posters hanging on walls in offices and bedrooms and on Pinterest. But think about it. Feel into it. Ask yourself, who is in charge of you and your life? Really. Who? You may have just realized it isn’t you. You were putting your power elsewhere. But the answer is YOU! Feel into it. It’s true. There is lots and lots in our world to distract from this idea. There are many people who would prefer you not step into your own power and authority. I won’t go into that, but it is absolutely in your best interest to claim your creatorship. Do you really want others making decisions for you? In essence that’s what’s happening when you’re not in charge of your life. All I have to do is spend a bit of time on Facebook to know I don’t want “those folks” (whoever it may be) running my life!!! What do they say? Not my circus. Not my monkeys.
I am my own authority!
When I realized this was true, it was like the floodgates had opened during a monsoon! Excitement, fear, passion, hesitation, energies and emotions of all kinds, mixed and surged through me. In a split second I felt like I was overtaken by a huge wave, lifted off my feet, tumbled around, tossed onto the shore, not knowing which way was up. It took a moment to catch my breath and pull my shirt down and my pants up. ; ) It took another moment to make sure I was still in one piece, no broken bits. And yet several more moments to realize I had a whole new reality to understand, get used to and master.
It has taken years to get where I am. And there are moments when it feels like yet another layer has been peeled away, revealing wisdom and simplicity. Revealing compassion for me…and humanity.
As I write this, I feel a rush of excitement just thinking about the implications of this notion: I AM THAT I AM. I am sovereign. I am the point of creation of my life. The point of receiving. The point of presence. The point of expression. It all happens right here, right now. And is ever expanding, ever flowing. Non-stop. EVERYTHING comes from within. There is no need to reach out for it. Feed off others. Manipulate, cajole or please for it. It all comes from within. And, if you allow it, it comes to you. Without force. There’s no need to fight for it. It simply comes to you.
Sure, I can pinch off the flow and play in the story of darkness, the separateness, the fear. It’s all just an act of consciousness (to borrow from Adamus). It’s my choice. By default or intention. Because not to choose is also to choose. But it is not my/your/our natural state. And all things seek resolution. Things can only be unnatural, out of balance for so long. Eventually, after moments or lifetimes, it will right itself, come back into unity, become what’s natural once again.
The flow of that good feeling of knowingness rushing through me is delicious. Sensual. So real and true. That feeling of being centered within Self. Absolute clarity within me. Knowing that all truly is well. Ready for all of my creations to come to me. Breathing with them and allowing them to return home. To the point where they began. Me! The place where the spark of inspiration fired off shooting rockets of desire or intention or passion (to draw from Abraham-Hicks). Me! Soaring off to gather the energies and resources and people and appropriate timing and whatever is necessary for the creation to realize. So it can come back to me! The one who’s job it is to just know and trust and not doubt that it will return in its highest expression…if I allow it.
So I ask you…how are you giving your power away? And doesn’t this, what I describe, sound like way more fun?! Can you be so bold? Do you dare?
My suggestion: Claim it!
Edited version | Original post, March 2015
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Photo of Na Pali Coast, Kauai
With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to feel worn out mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. If you’re like me, time alone isn’t a luxury anymore, it’s a necessity. Time alone to feel only my own energies, think my own thoughts, experience my own emotions. To simply clear away all that isn’t mine.
This felt like a good time to re-post about this phenomenon. Months ago, a friend posted on social media, claiming loudly, strongly, clearly, powerfully, that she is just going to go at her own pace. Upon reading this, I burst into tears. Something resonated so deeply about the words, the ideas, the knowingness buried deep within me, like a lost treasure. It’s a piece written by Jeff Foster. Does it resonate with you?
Your tiredness has dignity to it!
Do not rush to pathologise it, or push it away, for it may contain great intelligence, even medicine.
You have been on a long journey from the stars, friend.
Bow before your tiredness now; do not fight it any longer.
There is no shame in admitting that you cannot go on.
Even the courageous need to rest.
For a great journey lies ahead.
And you will need all of your resources.
Come, sit by the fire of Presence.
Let the body unwind; drop into the silence here.
Forget about tomorrow, let go of the journey to come, and sink into this evening’s warmth.
Every great adventure is fuelled by rest at its heart.
Your tiredness is noble, friend, and contains healing power… if you would only listen.
I will allow myself to go at my own pace! How about you?
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This is the age of self.
A time for one to realize and to become who they are.
In the truest sence.
It is the time to be self-full.
Not selfish in the way that others taught you.
Rather in the best, purest, highest sense.
This is the age of self, for those who are ready.
To fully allow the free self.
To let go of limits and predispositions, things that hold you back.
This is the time to set yourself free.
To put down the baggage that you carry.
For if it is a burden, it is not yours.
This is the age of self, a time of freedom.
A time to birth the creator that you are.
Coming into your own being.
Beholden to no one, no thing.
Allowing your sovereignty to come to life.
Radiating your truest self.
In the deepest part of you there is a knowingness.
A deep desire to return to self, the I AM, the I exist.
That deep desire to hear your voice without all of the others
Over the voices of others.
A deep desire to identify your self as yourself.
This is the age of self.
~ Jessica Sackett
Inspired by the Adamus and Tobias materials
Unknown empress, Roman statue (marble, porphyry), 2nd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).
In the energies of chaos
you can make the greatest expansions of your consciousness.
~ Adamus Saint-Germain
This year has been called a Year of Disruption. All you need to do is turn on the news to have that validated. While it can be frustrating and, maybe, a bit frightening, it is also how great changes happen. How the old gives way to the new. And this era is certainly a quantum leap in new. No more baby steps. It’s time for everything to become new. Not renewed or refreshed or revamped, but new. Totally new. Old systems giving way to new, more creative systems. Old technologies dissolving into innovative and brilliant new ones. And you, too. This is a grand opportunity to open up to the expanded potentials and allow the old, tired, worn out you to dissolve. To become new. The natural you. True you.
A few years ago, a friend gave me an image which later I would recognize as a metaphor for the work I do as a Life Coach. Imagine a golden orb. Golden. Beautiful. Radiant.
This is you. The essence of you. True you.
Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Feel into it for a moment. Go beyond just seeing it. Feel it. Bask in it.
Mmmmm…. Feels good. Feels right.
Now, think about your life. The challenging experiences you’ve had at work. Hurtful relationships, past and present. Unhealed wounds from childhood. The stress you may feel in your busy, sometimes hectic life. Beliefs that limit what you feel you can have, do or say. I could go on, but you know that list of things, right? These things are like strips of blue painter’s tape covering up the orb. Covering that radiant glow. This stuff accumulates. Slowly, over time, bit by bit, layers and layers of tape. Until you can no longer see the full, glowing radiance of that orb. Now it’s just a big ball of blue tape.
Feel into it this version of the orb. Notice any similarities or differences to the feeling you had with the glowing, unbound orb.
The effect of the accumulated junk, represented by the tape, is enormous. When you can no longer see and feel and know that radiance, that truth, that oh so natural way of being, it significantly affects how you move around in the world and engage life. You begin to create your life in the image of the bound up ball of blue tape, instead of your radiant glow. You create a false version of life as if it were the real version. You see your reflection as the ordinary blue ball. You create your environment in that image. You create relationships in that image. Before you know it, these things have weighed you down, limited your potentials, and blocked the flow the your vital life force, creativity and passion. And you may not even realize it. It may seem normal.
But, many are waking up now. Fed up enough to begin to see a few cracks between the pieces of tape where small streams of their own Light shines through. Beginning to remember that there’s something more. Feeling inspired to begin removing those bits of tape to reveal what has been covered up. That certainly was the case for me!
Now, this is the work I do with those who are ready and willing. This is my passion. I relish the moments when I get to remind them that they are nothing less than a sacred, glorious, radiant being. And support their discovery of the golden, glowing orb that lies just under the blue tape.
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