Wednesday, May 4, 2016

As We Shift - May the Fourth STAY With You

It’s “Star Wars Day”.  I’ve heard or seen a dozen times “May the Fourth be with you!” and a whole lotta people have decided to be a force for change.

This coincides perfectly with the energy – since Saturday things have felt “weird”; perhaps the force IS with us!  Something has changed and it’s a challenge to find words to define it.  What will have to serve as a replacement is what it looks like and feels like.

-      A “care free” attitude, at some points “care-less
-      Inability to focus on regimented activities
-      Nervousness and or aimlessness
-      Display of or desire for affection (in pets and kids mostly)
-      Interest in love/relationships (repair/comprehension/celebration of)
-      Motivation to communicate (all ages and species)
-      Desire to collaborate/join together

These are not precise, yet if any of them inspire a connection to what is going on for you – then you’re feeling it too.  Things feel differently today than they did just last week.

If forced to say “what” was different about it – here’s what that would look like.

We’ve been given a gentle blast of positive energy/love/eternal essence.  What this does for us is cushions what “reality” may be shouting at us 24/7 –

            Election ridiculousness
            Unemployment/financial challenges
            Illness or health challenges
            Global conflict or government corruption
            Pressure to perform your 3D role

This was not a “blow your sox off” sort of ecstatic blast – no. That kind cannot be sustained.  This was more like a really good hug – the kind of hug that reminds you of your humanity; reinforcing who you are and somehow making everything okay again.  That kind of hug is one you remember long after it occurs and it feels good then too.  You can re-live the love in it.

Some years ago I lost someone.  It was that kind of loss that brings you to your knees.  During the memorial, I received hundreds of hugs, none of which I could tell you about.  Except for one.  A cousin who I hadn’t seen in decades embraced me and replenished me all at once.  Afterwards, my partner mentioned feeling the same and this from someone he’d never met.  After her hug, the rest of that day, that week even, felt “do-able”.  We’d get through it.

This “weirdness” going on is not a bad kind of weirdness, the kind you’d rather avoid.  It’s only “weird” because it’s not familiar.  It’s a quiet sort of power boost.  I AM powerment.  It’s subtle.  It feels nice.  It allows for more laughter.  It is where we are heading and our restlessness is showing because we don’t have a map.

We don’t need one.  This journey is one we are inventing and its destination will be defined along the way.  This trip requires only you and the Force that is with you now; your eternal essence.  Can you feel it?

You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

With so much love,
May the Force be with you.

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The Secret to Becoming Who You’ve Always Wanted to Be

The Secret to Becoming Who You’ve Always Wanted to Be

I once knew an artist who told me about a sculpture he wanted to carve out of wood. He said he had a vision for it in his mind’s eye. Then a week passed. And then two. And then three. I assumed he was procrastinating.

When I asked him about it, he smiled and said, “Kelly, I can’t create what I want to create in just any block of wood. Every piece of wood has different grains and different textures. If you carve against the grain—try to force it into something it is not—you will crack the wood and ruin the sculpture. The shape of any creation is already in the wood. I just help it to become the shape that it already is.”

It’s true of wood, and it’s true of people.

You already are what you are becoming.
It’s not a new idea. As someone once said, all wisdom is borrowed. But it was new to me when I first encountered it in Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen, where the spiritual guide writes,

I can only look for something that I have, to some degree, already found. How can I search for beauty and truth unless that beauty and truth are already known to me in the depth of my heart? …We were innocent before we started feeling guilty; we were in the light before we entered into the darkness; we were at home before we started to search for a home. Deep in the recesses of our minds and hearts there lies hidden the treasure we seek.

It was the most transformative idea I’d ever encountered. I looked inside of myself, and I looked around, and I saw that we all long to do something good that will prove we’re good enough. We long to be loved by someone who will make us feel loveable. We long to create something out in the world that will create a worthy identity inside of us.

But we already are that which we long to become.

We already are our own unique version of good enough, loveable, and worthy.

Life isn’t about identity formation; it’s about identity recognition. Being human isn’t about finding an existence worth living, it’s about finding out how to live from the worthiness already existing within us.

You don’t build what you are; you chip away at what you are not.

We are, each of us, like blocks of wood, and becoming our true selves is the gradual process of carving away the excess and steadily becoming more and more the shape of what we already are. We spend too much time trying to carve against the grain of who we are—a kind of on-going self-rejection, a way of stubbornly insisting we aren’t good enough and we need to become something different.

Discovering our true selves begins by trusting there is a shape buried within us, and it is already good enough, loveable, and worthy.

Several weeks after I asked my artist friend about his delay, I spoke with him again, and he was giddy with excitement. He told me he’d found what he thought was the right piece of wood, and he’d begun his work. He was thrilled, because he was about to watch the beauty emerge. And his happiness was grace, because grace is the delight that happens when someone or Someone sees us and sees the beautiful shape already residing somewhere within us.

Grace doesn’t necessarily change anything about us; it simply sees who we’ve always been.

And grace creates places of belonging—spaces of carving—where we join with those who can see who we are and what we are becoming, to carve out of all our unnecessary parts—all the confusion and false starts and loneliness and self-rejection—even as we join them in the carving out of who they are.

All of us are worthy of people like that. Because you may be a mess, but you’re also, already, what you are becoming. You are beautiful, and you are beloved.

Happy chiseling.

GAIA PORTAL: Energetic threads of Angelic resonance combine

Energetic threads of Angelic resonance combine
by √ČirePort

Energetic threads of Angelic resonance combine.

Fraternization potentials are raised.

Markets of Illumination open to all.

Gaia rejoices in her new comforters.

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