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Womaninthewind

This is one of my favorite current channelers, Carrie Hart as Quado.  There is something about her teachings that is so soothing, so gentle, so open and allowing.  I feel as if she looks on each of us as a whole person and speaks to us from that end point.  We are not someone who hasn’t got it down yet, is still in resistance or hasn’t lined up with it quite yet.  There is nothing to change, nothing wrong with us and nothing to fix, only wholeness to remember.  We are perfection and she has a way of writing so that I actually remember – that is Who I Am.  I do love her for that.

“When the winds of change blow across the land, dust may blow up before
your eyes, making it difficult to find your way. Old ways may disappear
and new ways need to be found.

This is the time to move into faith, into a complete belief that
guidance is there for you and that love still flows endlessly. The
shelter from the winds of change is found only within each moment. It
is not found in the old ways and the old plans. It is certainly not
found by clinging to what was and shedding tears over your dashed
plans and hopes. It is found in embracing what is by going completely
into this moment and this moment only and seeking guidance here.

Every morning, do this. Set aside time to be alone for at least 15
minutes, alone and peaceful, undisturbed, with pen and paper nearby.

Breathe down into a quiet place. If you have fear and doubt clinging
to you, invite an angel to come and pour the waters of love over you,
washing you clean of all fears over the future and all blame and
regrets over the past. Ask her to wash away your doubts and bring you
completely into belief, a deep belief that you are capable of
accessing the answers you need, the guidance that will lead you into
peace and yes, even joy. Feel the angel’s love washing you clean.

Clear your mind of old expectations and intentions, for they contain
the energy of what was. Wash it all away in the angel’s pouring love,
so that you may open to new ways of thinking and being that you have
never dreamt of.

And now, ask a question that is completely open-ended, that can invite
even an answer you have never contemplated. Ask simply, “How shall I
focus my time today?”

And then write down the very first things that come to you in
response, whatever pops into your mind. Write down what you see and
feel as well as what you hear.

If it is unclear or doesn’t make sense at the moment, just write it
down and set it aside. When you come back to it later, it will make
more sense. Do not push and probe. Just let it be.

If you do understand what you received, then your task is simple:
follow the advice you have been given. If you cannot focus all of
your time in this way, then just do what you can. But do it. Follow
it. Every day, without fail, spend at least some portion of your day
focused in the direction you are given.

This is where the answers lie, right here in this moment, in your
intuition and your spirit.

Who you are is known. Your talents and skills are known. The deepest
desires of your heart are known. And all of this is taken into
account, along with information about everything else that is going on
around you, in coming up with the simple guidance you receive when you
ask your question: “How shall I focus my time today?”

If the guidance requires great courage of you, be glad. This is an
excellent sign that you are on the right path, that you have heard and
understood truly. For our paths are meant to challenge us, to allow
us to show who we are, what we are made of and what truly matters to
us.

Allow yourself to be led. You are deeply loved, right now, exactly as
you are. You are cared for. You are guided. Just ask and you will
receive all the guidance you require to deal with the world as it is.”

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You feel as you feel because you
believe in a certain fashion.
Your feelings follow your conscious
beliefs…

Seth – Jane Roberts
ESP Class – July 30, 1974

So often in the past I have felt that my emotions, my feelings were the potential problem.  It’s as if they existed as some separate entity.  If I felt happy, I felt good, if I felt really sad, I felt bad.  The connection that I wasn’t making and this is something the Field Center also talks about, as Seth does in the above quote — feelings follow intention or what we take to be real.  The first time I heard that, it was like stepping out of the hypnotic trance of my emotions.  My feelings are just information.  They tell me what I am believing.  Understanding what I’m believing gives me choice to question it, to believe it or not.  But to look at it from the standpoint of emotion alone was to miss the whole picture.

I care about what I believe, what I take to be real –  what I identify with is what I breathe life into.  I am in this moment creating my present, my future and interestingly, also my past.  Today is tomorrow’s past.  Funny how that works.

Well, I don’t have all the answers, even though I like to pretend I do on some days.  Some days I try way too hard.  Some days I am willing to let this loving, benevolent Universe work through me.  Some days I’m willing to trust that whatever unfolds is doing so for my greater Good.  Some days I get by on the skin of my teeth and Grace.  I think I love more than anything living in a Universe that I absolutely know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, bends in our favor with so much Grace and Love.  And some days, that’s my resting place and it’s enough.

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I adore this quote below from Seth.  This is so beautiful to think in terms of an
inbred optimism and a biological faith that is the underpinning of it all.  I love
that.  This *is* our natural state – that just feels so right on the mark to me!

Optimism is reflected in many areas of life.

Many birds in their fantastic migrations demonstrate an amazing
optimism, traveling thousands of miles to distant shores, almost
literally flying by faith, as it were, ignoring all dangers,
unbeseiged by doubts.

There is no hesitancy, but the sure flight. Birds do not question
whether or not the weather will be favorable, the winds fair or foul.
They simply fly towards their destination. Even if some birds do
fall or die, this in no way impedes or undermines the faith of the
others.

Monarch butterflies, in their remarkable migrations, often fly toward
land that they have never seen themselves — and yet they reach their
destination.

In all such cases there is an inbred biological faith, that courage
and vitality, that biological optimism. It acts the same in people,
triggering the necessary bodily responses. Only when the optimism is
severely tampered with do the physical mechanism falter. Even then,
however, all creatures are sustained by that innate gift, that inner
sense of security that not only propels creatures toward life, but
safely conducts them past physical life and past death’s doorway.

The way toward health is simplicity itself.

~Excerpted from The Way Towards Health~

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Risk

Flower Day

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom

~Anais Nin~

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A bit of advice
given to a young Native American
at the time of his initiation:

As you go the way of life,
you will see a great chasm.

Jump.

It’s not as wide as you think.

~Reflections on the Art of Living~
A Joseph Campbell Companion

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If I would tell you two things to remember about this beautifully poetic song, it would be: we are never broken … that means you … you are never broken … and … in the end, only kindness matters

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we’re all OK
And not to worry because worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won’t be made useless
I won’t be made idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear
My hands are small, I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
We are never broken
Poverty stole your golden shoes
It did not steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But I knew it was not ever after
And we will fight, but not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what’s right
‘Cause where there’s a man who has no voice
There ours shall go singing
My hands are small I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
We are never broken
‘Cause in the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
My hands are small I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
My hands are small I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
They are not yours, they are my own
And we are never broken
no, no, no
We are never broken
‘Cause we are, yeah
God’s eyes
God’s heart
We are God’s eyes
We are God’s hands
We are God’s heart
We are God’s hands
We Are

Hands by Jewel from the Album Spirit
[literal transcription of live performance]

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prayer1141If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

It is a simple prayer that does not plead, beg or demand but already assumes it
is given.  And assumes it even perhaps in the face of no factual evidence of it.

What sort of gratitude is that?  It is the kind that is anchored in unwavering faith.
It is unwavering because it is not moved by outer appearances.  Inwardly you
have already become the one who has received and from that your gratitude wells
up naturally.  This gratitude for what has been received and faith in what is not
yet apparent to the senses becomes a spiritual union in consciousness.

At some point, it must then show up as fact in your outer experience.  It is law,
as Abraham would say.

Love, Bethie

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Abraham has decks of well being cards available.  I have used this
idea in the past and made up my own on 3 x 5 cards.  I have just
made up a new batch and share them with you today.

Believing in someone is a force for the good.

Be Still.
Breathe deep.
And know that I am God.

Close your eyes
Fall in love
Stay there

It’s just a chapter, it’s not the whole story.

I cast this burden on the Christ within and
I go free to be loving, harmonious and happy.

Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve –
fear or faith.

Is this consistent with who I choose to be?

The aim of practice is being in love
not the good stuff of being in love.

Who knows what’s good, what’s bad.

The Universe knows what it’s doing, I can
rest in that.

All kinds of things can happen, these doors open,
when we do.

We can never be free of something we are judging.

You are not willing to have what you want for some
good reason, until you are willing.

The ways and means are not your job, the Universe
will provide.

Do I really know this to be true?  (this one is excellent to
snap you out of any kind of feel bad story that you are locked into)

(Note on authors: Rumi authored the close your eyes one, Florence
Scovel Shinn did the cast your burden piece, a couple of these are
my own and generally the rest come from Philip Golabuk, founder
of The Field Center.  “Do I really know this to be true?” is a version
of question no. 2 in Byron Katie’s work: The Four Questions)

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I sat in a coffee shop the other day and heard this song play
overhead.  Instantly it took me back to the day I first heard
it.  It was at a celebration of a friend’s life.  It still gives me
goosebumps to hear it today.  It is absolutely one of the
most inspiring songs I’ve ever heard – so filled with hope, faith,
trust and encouragement to just go for it.   As Rilke once
wrote: You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your
longing.  Embody me.  Flare up like flame and make big shadows
I can move in.  Love, Bethie

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they’re worth taking
Lovin’ might be a mistake
But it’s worth making
Don’t let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

songwriters Toby Keith, Marv Green and Aimee Mayo
performed by Lee Ann Womack

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This is a re-post from last year.  The message is just so darn good and is so much about dropping the oars, flowing downstream, trusting in absolute grace and letting go…

We can let our lives be directed
by the same force that makes
flowers grow.  {…}

To trust in the force
that moves the universe
is faith.

Faith isn’t blind it’s visionary.
Faith is believing that the universe
is on our side, and that the universe
knows what it’s doing.

Faith is a psychological awareness
of an unfolding force for good,
constantly at work in all dimensions.

Our attempts to direct this force only
interferes with it.
Our willingness to relax into it allows
it to work on our behalf.

Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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