I have a story to tell that has been waiting to be told in a more public way and now is the time. It could seem improbable to some and to others not so much.
Do you see how present this baby is to life? Can you see in her eyes that she knows that she is here on planet earth?
My story goes back about 12 years ago when I lived in Ontario. My neighbor proudly brought over her first grandchild to show me. As I bent down to welcome the child to planet earth-as I do- I realized that no one was home. It was like looking at a baby doll. I was startled and taken aback. Naturally, I did not mention it to her grandmother.
As I mused upon it I had the knowing that at that point in time, no one was home. The soul that infuses our body and makes us, who we are, either wasn't in fully yet or was off playing somewhere else or perhaps getting some last minute instructions.
The next time I saw her she was fully in, present and accounted for.
So, my knowing is that the soul that infuses our body isn't always present in the womb or even after for short periods or even exteneded periods of time. The soul is distinct. It is who we are and our bodies are wonderful too and they house our beings. The soul never dies and can not be killed. It simply and heartbreakingly, for those who love it, will move on.
This picture is of my first grandchild-present and accounted for, loved beyond measure and almost four years old now.
I have saved this picture for awhile because it reminds me of one of my stories.
This is a story that I haven't told to many people. It is a story that might be considered unbelievable by some and yet I ask you to feel in your heart if it that is so.
A few years ago I was walking in one of my favourite places. It is a wooded area that was logged over one hundred years ago and now is a public park.
One day while I was walking, through the trails with my furry friend Jack, I "saw" a small boy on the path. I will sometimes see that which others don't. I wondered why he was there. I asked him why and as I did I heard people calling for him. I knew in an instant that he they knew him to be lost. I told him that he could return, follow the light back into that place where he was from and he did, back safe and sound.
A few minute later I "saw" a small girl and knew that she was lost too. I could hear that she had been with her family pinicking and had wandered off. It was a much shorter time than the young boy and I don't know whether it was the same time frame or not. I told her she didn't need to be afraid, because she was. Her family was anxious and she was afraid that she would be in trouble. I told her to if she just went "over there" that she would be back with them and off she went!
Now I found myself wondering about this and in an instant I knew that there was a timeline that had been "breached". I asked that who ever was in charge of this that they needed to fix it!
Apparently they did, as this hasn't occurred since.
So, some of you might believe this and some of you might not. I am okay with whatever you choose to believe. It was my experience and I wasn't under the influence of anything but nature!
It did cement in me the knowing that I have that there are other timelines that are just over there.
I also have a deep know that when we heal or have an insight into a personal situation that our timelines meet up.
In other words, when we reflect upon our stories and have an sudden aha moment, then our timelines merge and we become that more expanded self that has been waiting for us to notice.
There is no right and wrong about any of it. It is simply an unfolding of our experience on planet earth, with a twist that many of us are not aware of. So, what if this is could be your truth? What if you could allow yourself to believe that nothing is set in stone and that anything is possible?
We dream that which is possible and it can be our story if we allow ourselves to question our lives and not be set in the story of our present reality. What would it take to allow ourselves to walk into the future that is just over there? Like those small children there is a reality that it present for us that could hold everything that we dream of.
The only question is this; are you ready to belive that anything is possible? Are you ready to question your very existence and wonder what else is possible?
Most of the time we don't get the answer we are expecting. Most of the time we don't know how things will change when we ask for something.
I haven't written in a long, long time! I didn't feel like I had much to offer. But today I do. Today I offer you hope.
I have been playing with something I have always known but haven't fully anchored in myself.
It is this; THE UNIVERSE HAS OUR BACK!
So, if the universe has our back then what does that mean to you? If you really believed that the universe has your back-how much more ease would you have in your life?
Money is my challenge and not the lack of money. To be more precise it is handling money and how I feel about it. It is the handling of sums that others would wish they could and others would wonder what the big deal was about.
I know that each of us has chosen to be on this planet at this point in time.
I know that we are here to experience aspects of life and by the doing of that we are expanding the universe through our remembering.
You don't have to believe that but you might want to consider it and all that it implies. Look back on your life and can you say that everything always worked out? I am talking the bigger picture here-not the details and not how you wanted it to work out, but the fact that you are here reading these words and you are alive. You are apparently not finished yet!
So money has been my main challenge-not enough of it-enough of it-more than enough and then less because of circumstances that involve the CRA and regulations around self employed or employee. Believe me when I say-it isn't fun.
Now, the thing is that my husband is very good at what he does (even though he questions that because that is his main challenge) and because of that we have a nice lifestyle. However, through decisions that we made and decisions that we didn't we found ourselves in a bit of a pickle.
ARGGGG!! I thought we were done with this! So we are faced with paying a rather large amount that might have you cringing or not. It is all perspective. When you have money in the bank to pay things and money coming in it isn't a big deal. It becomes a big deal when the money you need isn't immediately apparent.
So I made the choice to remind myself that THE UNIVERSE HAS MY BACK!
I may not know exactly how it will work out but when I look back on my life it always has. You would think that brings me comfort. Some days it does and other days I am like the millions of people out there who are struggling with fear of not enough, whether it isn't enough money, love or health.
I have felt myself contract with anxiety. I remind myself to breathe. I remind myself THE UNIVERSE HAS MY BACK!
A few months ago I said to my husband that we hadn't come this far to have it all fall apart now. Everything has always worked out.
Like you I want to know how it will work out and when it will work out. There is no immediate answer. I must trust. Meanwhile I choose to move forward and do the best that I can. I pay as much as we can immediately. I make plans on how I might pay the rest. We have ways but they are not my favourite options. I give thanks that we have options. Many do not.
This morning my husband, who is very good at what he does, called to tell me of his unexpectedly large commission cheque. You see he didn't think that it was going as well as it was. He got to see how very good he is and we got more money to pay CRA. Whew!!
All I had to do was play with the energies surrounding THE UNIVERSE HAS MY BACK and if that is true and all of my history shows that it is-then I simply have to relax in life, take inspired action, choose my thoughts in order to find a way to feel better and along the way things unfold in ways I hadn't fully considered possible.
It is the ride of a lifetime, playing on planet earth. It goes up and down, it turns us up and around and yet in all of it, somehow everything always works out. Everyone's "working out" is different because of your expectations and your ability to believe that you are worth having a good life.
Do you believe that? And if you don't believe that maybe you should get a hold of me for a session or two or three :)
So I have no idea what else is in front of me but I do know that when I relax into my life that magic happens. Whew!
I am still here and so are you. We must have a lot more things to experience yet-are you ready?
I know I am!
Going For My Joy
Do you remember the scare about Ebola? How about the scare of the avian or the swine flu? Do you remember the fear that grew after that fatal day of 9/11?
How many things have faded from your memory-until I mentioned them again?
What new things will the media feed us?
Last night the local news did a segment on the growing trend of beards and the bacteria that grows in them. I didn't watch it. (smile)
The media is in the business of holding us captive to their station and the news as they find it and see it.
Each station decides what they will air. They also decide what spin they will put on a particular piece. Are you letting yourself be influenced by the news that permeates our society? Does it stop you from living your life?
Mostly it doesn't, but what it does can be far more insidious. If you let the news influence you, you will be affected by it. You may find yourself handcuffed by fear.
I read this from Neale Donald Walsch this morning in this book Home With God.
"Everything is as it appears. And appearances are based on perceptions. And perceptions are based on perspectives, and perspectives are not objective. They are subjective. They are not something that you experience they are something that you choose."
If you focus on the current scare you will create more scary things in your world.
But, if you choose to find the joy in life-wherever you can you will find more joy.
Sounds like a good thing to me!
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock. For most of us the clock marks our days going by on planet earth. A new day begins or ends and some day we wonder where the time has gone!
We have been busy but what have we done? Other days have been laid-back and we wonder what have we done?
But what if it isn't a case of what we have done but a case of who we have been?
Let me clarify that for you. Our being is the one who gets things accomplished. It can guide us in our doing and in our thinking. The very essence of who I be is all knowing when it comes to being the expert on me.
If you are outside of me looking at my day you might wonder about me. What you don't know is that there is much going on that isn't apparent to others.
I am letting my inner guidance guide me and some days it just wants to sit and muse and in that musing I can receive clarity or inspiration on what it is I want to do.
If I make myself busy with stuff (we can all do that) then I am not leaving space for my guidance or my awareness to reveal what it needs me to know. I just might miss that subtle clue that wants me to pick up the phone and call someone.
I don't always know what it is all about. Why do I have to call them? Maybe they have news for me-maybe I have something to tell them and maybe it is simply about connecting and sharing the love. (that is no small thing!)
But back to the tick tock part. What if each day when you allow yourself to just be and in that being you are tapped in and turned on to your internal GPS? What if that GPS know exactly your destination and the best way in which to get there? Sometimes it is a scenic route and sometimes it is the highway. But you are your own best expert in knowing which route to take, if you are tuned in.
So, if your destination is awaiting your arrival and you could be sure that you would get there, as you will, what could you be and then what could you do from the space of that knowing that allows for all possibilities?
Your GPS will find its' way around any roadblocks-you just have to ask a question and be open to receiving your answer.
So-take a few deep breaths-link in to you-say hello and then ask a question. You might want to ask this-what action do I need to take next? You might find that you get an immediate intuitive hit. My question to you is this-are you going to pay attention?
There are many ways that you want to be romanced dear ones and we will tell you that you get what you give and you will only get what you are willing to receive.
So let us break that down for you.
How many of you are waiting to be romanced with large gestures that are fueled by what your media feeds you?
Romance comes in many forms and the grand gestures, though very nice, can be few and far between. More commonly romantic gestures, which we call love gestures are smaller and often more subtle.
Fear is the condom that stops us from fully engaging with life. A friend drew my attention to this analogy. I had to smile.
Fear stop us from trying and doing.
It stops us from being who we truly are.
What if people don't like us? What if we are shamed and shunned for simply being who we be?
It happens and it has happened enough that we end up contracting our being. We let ourselves become small.
How many times have you stopped yourself from reaching out because you might be rejected?
What if we didn't let ourselves become small?
What if we could allow ourselves to be as weird and different as we be?
There is one simple thing that we can do to begin to overcome this FEAR.
We can simply stop second guessing ourselves and making assumptions about others.
We think we know what what will happen and it may but then again it may not.
What if it didn't?
How about just for today you allow yourself to let more of yourself show up? Just for you and just for fun?
You never know what might show up and you just might find yourself feeling more joyful.
JOY is a good thing!
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.