THE CLEARING

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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.

BEYOND WORDS

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While sitting on the edge of the bay on a mild winter’s day I had the pleasure of watching two muted swans glide across the water side by side in utter silence and stillness. Even as they fished for food their grace and beauty made the sacrifice seem effortless and privileged for the fish to be consumed by such a gorgeous heavenly creature.

The other fowl seemed to be more interested in the competition that instinctually was a part of the activity.

The swans watched unaffected, not allowing their methods to interrupt their flow and direction.

Their affection for each other could almost be felt as their vibrational field protected them from the world around them. They were bound to each other, only recognizing one another by their essence, the only thing that made them unique and individual.

As humans we are fascinated by them, mating for life, the two halves making a whole, each possessing in their structure one side of a heart and when together they beat as one. Perhaps this is where the heart sign originated, the vision of their voiceless beaks coming together forming a heart, understanding each other only by their energy.

It would be so much easier as humans if we all looked alike, then being forced to sense where another is truly coming from by their vibrational field as opposed to the clothes they wear or the reflection their inherent genes have created them to be.

As the artwork above depicts, we find comfort and understanding through the silence that others offer in our time of unhappiness.  The space between that  stillness of thought can provide is the first step towards clarity and reasoning.

We look to our mates and loved ones to provide answers that only we know.  The symbolism of the swans is a metaphor that the answers we seek are beyond the human concept of words.

So if your relationship is in trouble for whatever our modern day lives may cause, remember the wisdom that comes from accepting what is and proceeding in a vibration of  unconditional love and understanding.

It’s a huge burden to want to always be right, or use a phrase like “I told you so”.  The beauty of life is what the swans show us and I truly believe were created by the Divine as a symbol for “Let go, and go with the flow”  Words in the form of language created separation as their spelling ( to cast a spell)  and meaning is interpreted differently, causing more confusion and frustration.

Less is more, acceptance is the first step towards awareness.  So be mindful of who you listen to in your time of despair, speak to the swans, they can only listen, they give advise in the way of their existence. They recognize each other by their silence and the level of their vibrational field.

If we turn up our frequency it will attract like minded and heartfelt humans who have no judgement only the need to live and let live in a world where real beauty can so easily be overlooked through all the noise and confusion billions of people can create,

Be still,  feel what you have to say,  embrace your inner beauty,  become ageless as you experience life like a swan with love and acceptance, and the strength to ignore that which does not serve you on your path to discovering the mirror image of yourself, the true other half that makes you whole.

Perhaps this is the truth the Divine wanted us to see in the example of the swans? after all they have the wings of an angel.

Love and Light

 

Barra