One day she met a man and everything about him lit her up. She felt amazing around him and declared herself to be in love. She even told him-"I love you."
But, is it love? The mistake that can be made and it is one that I have made it myself, is that we think that because we are lit up that it has to be love. We can instantly jump to all sorts of conclusions.
I love you! Which could translate into I will be with you forever. You will always be there for me. You will never harm me. You will love me back.
All of that may be true but more than likely it won't be.
All of us can be vunerable to the trap of love when someone lights us up. But, dear ones, what if what they have done for you is to help you to remember who you really are. What if they are simply a signpost along the way that shows you where you have forgotten who you are.
Suddenly, you find yourself playful again. Where has that been hiding?
You allow yourself to be vunerable again. What made me hide that?
You are laughing again! You may even cry.
But, dear ones it is simply that someone has come along to remind you of you. Now you can go into the story of love and forever after or you could try this; I like you a lot right now. You light me up. I like who I am around you.
How about we see how it goes?
How about in this process of getting to know each other that we are gentle with ourselves? What if we make a choice to take it day by day? What if we call each other and ourselves out on any conclusions that we might jump to? What if we could just have some fun and see where it leads?
Relationships are not always forever. Whether they are of the romantic nature or of the friendship nature. when you could see where you step into your stories of what that has to look like and open yourself up to the joy that is inherent in meeting someone who helps you to remember the very essence of who you be and in the doing you help them to remember the essence of who they be-without judgment-then dear ones-the premise of I like you a lot and let us see where it goes, will serve you well.
Love isn't always forever but connections of the heart will last forever.
Time and space is of no consequence.
Someone may be physically out of your experience but the connection will live on in your hearts.
Be gentle with yourselves as you play at this love game and be gentle with others. You will not stray afar from joy if you do.
And you know how we feel about joy.
Linda and The Group
Do you believe that the universe has your back? Do you believe that all sorts of things are being moved and sorted in order for you to have your best experience?
A few days ago husband braved the snowy Sea To Sky Highway to join his brother for skiing in Whistler. The first day of skiing was in rain.
It is called an inversion, which means snow at the bottom and rain at the top. It made the snow heavy and the skiing tiring.
This is an old photo of Marcel literally on the slope. He loves to ski and he is a very good skier. Conditions that would send me off the mountain in a heartbeat do not bother him.
I, on the other hand, am known as a fairweather skier who has miminal expertise on the slopes. I spend too much time in the snow and not on it!
Marcel is secure in his abilities and the knowledge that overnight the resort will be grooming the hills, moving the snow so that everyone can have the best experience possible the next day.
It is kind of like magic if you don't see the lights and the equipment doing their work.
So what if the universe works exactly like that? What if the universe is behind the scenes moving mountains of snow for you? You may not see it but on reflection you might just remember a moment that provided you with an experience that was exactly what you needed at the time.
Some of them you call magic and some of them you call "sh*t" -what the hell just happened?
But every single one of them will move you along in the direction that you were headed...until you choose something else. So what if you chose the joy and ease of a well groomed trail and followed the sign posts that tell you the best way to get down the proverbial hill?
Your feeling will show you the way...light...this way...heavy...change direction. This way-yes this way-this way...sigh.
And if you have an oops and fall-pick yourself up, check for the terrain and continue on. If you have chosen something then you have likely been grooming yourself for the next step. You have some expertise and the universe will support you in that next step.
Yep, you can do it because you are not alone. Because, YOU have the universe at your back!
Happy New Year!
I don't know about you but 2014 sure had some ups and downs! As I reflect, it was mostly up and when it wasn't I shifted it pretty quickly. It turns out that a lot of the downs were just me picking up on everyone else's state of being.
I am sure that was probably the case with most of you too. Since you continue to read these messages, you are most likely sensitive to the collective energies that are bombarding our planet. Often, it is as close as a family member, your neighbor or a co-worker. Sometimes it is all the unrest that is bubbling up to be healed on our planet.
One question that has helped me immensely is to ask-who does this belong to? If there is a lightening in my being, it isn't mine. Whew! Return to sender with love and light.
If it sticks I ask some more questions and POD, POC the energies. (short form for an Access Consciousness Clearing Statement) You can use it too!
Meanwhile, the planet is undergoing changes that don't always appear so nice. But in not appearing so nice it gives everyone the opportunity to choose something else that is nicer, kinder and more loving.
Some will transition with more ease and some will be dragged kicking and screaming but regardless the transitions are unfolding. By stepping out of judgement, I make it far easier on myself and that includes judgment against myself.
I heard something recently that resonated with me. How often are do we give ourselves a pat on the back for a job well done? How often do we acknowledge that we are kind to others? How often do we notice all the things that we do right?
Mmmmm...sometimes not so much. So what if in 2015 you began to give yourself some loving. What if you could acknowledge how well you are doing? Your very presence is key to the shifts unfolding with more ease. I know that you are not out there mudering anyone and probably not abusing anyone (other than yourself with all your judgments about how you could do better or be better) and you are most likely not kicking your dog as you pass by and you are most likely holding doors open for another, offering kind words and a smile, more often than not.
Give yourselves a break, dear ones, and know that you are doing far better than you think that you are. You-your very being extends a light that calls other into it. You wouldn't be reading this if it weren't so.
And on those days when you despair of being enough, just remember that you are enough, more than enough for your planet. Each moment you can choose to believe that and in those moments when you do, you need say nothing to anyone nor do anything-your being is enough! But, if you want to step up to do something when you feel inspired, well do that too!
2015 is a year of more ease and joy for those that are willing to allow themselves to believe in their inherent goodness. Stuff will happen that will delight you. You will find yourself more joyous.
So, dear ones, will you believe in you?
We do and we always have and we always will.
Go For The Joy
Linda and The Group
Linda lives in White Rock, B.C. and is the owner of Go For The Joy. Linda helps people internationally to remember that there is a different perspective available that will create more ease and joy in your life.