THE CLEARING

a fog

Have you ever felt as if you were living in a fog, where the long awaited clearing seems to never come? Well you are not alone! The weather can be sunny with short periods of overcast, but not in your world. The birds are singing the flowers are blooming, but not in your world.

It’s hard to imagine that soon this feeling of despair will lift and reveal the beauty of life even if it’s raining. We can be so over come with sadness, and anxiety that all we can think about is how to get past the next few minutes. We dwell on why me and how is it that everyone else around me seems to have it all?

Your heart is so heavy it cannot send the right signals to the brain to provide the help needed to snap you out of the suffering that you are putting yourself through. We have all become so distant from our true nature, the essence of who we are that we begin to forget how miraculous our bodies are that it allows us not to be in control because then we would forget the one key ingredient for survival, “Just Breathe”

The act of breathing when concentrated on relieves our aching souls for that brief moment that will have allowed for peace to enter even for just a few seconds. Dwelling on the negative gets so much more of a rap than it deserves. People in our lives constantly remind us of our limitations when the positive is so much more important.

Remember none of us were born with the answers and it’s unfair to think that just because our elders are older that have an inside track to the answers needed for us to solve our deepest concerns. Each one of us is unique and gifted in a way that no one else is, and it’s not realistic to think that anyone has the information you need when they are on a path of their own.

If a past event is causing you to constantly be in a state of grief because you do not know how to function without the thought form it has created in your memory bank, it’s time to realize all the past is a recollection in the present thought forms. You have power to change the thought form by letting it go where it belongs, in the past,a place where you were to learn from the experience and move on to the present, for that is where life is and that’s why it’s called “The Present”.

It’s the opportunity to get it right, to free you from the bondage of the past and all those who live there reminding you constantly of the mis-takes you’ve made, who do not possess the gift of forgiveness and unconditional love!!

Why live there, a place the sun never shines? and only in forgiving yourself and when you can fall in love with yourself will you be free to find those who think your are pretty awesome. We are all beautiful and unique onto ourselves, and those who do not embrace you because you think or behave differently, and that you are not worthy of the air you breathe have such lessons to learn that they will have nothing to offer you except repeat patterns and stories that are boring and ultimately no longer relevant.

But you are relevant!! You have a potential to be brilliant and recognizable to yourself, and to those who need your brilliance, that gift which comes in the “present”a time and place we have the privilege to be in.

So get up shake yourself off of all that which does not serve you, smell the coffee, and start the day in gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to get it right.

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HAVE YOU EARNED YOUR WINGS TODAY?

embraced by angels

Today is a very special day in many religions, a day when we honor and remember all the souls of our dearly departed and even those we hardly knew except through story telling.

I’m sure each of us has a special someone who is never far from our thoughts, and wonder where are they exactly?

We can only hope they are in the arms of the angels, or perhaps they have been given wings of their own? But one thing I’am certain of they, just like us they have to earn their wings.

Well I’m sure the guidelines in Heaven are not quite the same as on Earth. The events we face each day causing us to make decisions that will have a lasting effect on our after life is constantly being challenged. The seriousness of the results of our poor decision making will reach a point where correcting it will become impossible. The need to reflect on our behavior before “The Great Journey” fast approaches. We have the ability to soar with the angels if we truly understand the meaning of kindness, and forgiveness.

The person who functions in away that allows them to think they are above reproach for deeds that were mean or heartless will suffer the most in the end, but so too the act of forgiveness on the part of the person who endured the act will too suffer in the end more than necessary, because to forgive is essential as part of the human lesson and a passageway to the Divine’s domain.

I have often reminded those of you who read my work that the only way we can be recognized is by the light we carry and the volume of light leading the way to eternity.

So once again I ask you, how bright is your light, and how can you turn up the volume before it is too late?

So many people suffer in the hands of tyranny and we assume it’s many many miles away! But we would be amazed the suffering that goes on next door or even shamefully in our own homes.

Do not stand by and watch cruelty of any kind, stand up to unkindness, even if it causes you discomfort. You never know when you could be a target for the unconscious to attack and might need the compassion of someone who refuses to allow it to go on!

The thought that we are all equal and ultimately connected escapes many, and the state of the world is the result of it.
We are all beautiful and longing to be recognized and loved, believe it or not all have that in common.

The need to help that requires going beyond our own boundaries at times is very necessary for our own salvation not just that of the ones you are helping.

We sing along to songs about just this “when your down and troubled and need a helping hand, you’ve got a friend” one of many examples. Just the thought that someone is not alone can give them the strength and perserverance to continue with life’s many ups and downs.

One more aspect of all this I would like to share with you is that everyone is unique and looks at things and events differently, so try to refrain from suggesting what you would do or have done in a similar situation and allow the need in which the person has to be the focus and what you can do to help should be your objective.

We are in the here and now, make it count! We may not be able to correct events with those who have passed, but we can change the corse of a relationship before it is too late.

Act with love and kindness not fear and resentment, earning our wings is not easy, but then if it were we would be living in Heaven on Earth.

Take a moment to reflect on those who have passed and ask for their help and guidance. That’s their job now, but if you don’t believe their spirit lives on then you will never have the pleasure of seeing them in the clouds, or hear their whispers in the wind, or feel their presence in the trees.

Life and death are the same it’s our thoughts about it that make it different. Embrace each day as if it were your last, stop the thinking mind from causing you not to see things in the full color that is all around you.

Love and Peace

Barra