Phillip Seymour Hoffman transitioned from our planet the. He was well regarded by his fellow actors. Most considered his life too short. Most thought that the way in which passed was sad. Most held judgments about his apparent addictions.
I am not one of them. I witnessed his skill as an actor. He may not have been an A List actor but he was a great actor. I know nothing about his private life. I choose believe that he experienced moments of love and joy.
However, none of knows the path that another walks. None of us can presume anything about that path, even when it may look similar to ours.
So the question that many ask; why does someone choose to shoot up heroin? Why does someone who appears successful choose that drug? Too soothe-it is plain and simple. Each of us has a behaviours that soothes us. Most of the time those behaviours are socially acceptable. In North America heroin is not.
But, thousand of people choose heroin as a soother and do not die. Some do but not all. So is a heroin overdose, simply a way in which to ease out of the physical being?
We live in a culture that believes that the only acceptable way to die is to be old, get sick and die. That we can get behind. There is seemingly no choice in that. But what if every opportunity that presents itself could be an exit point?
People survive horrific accidents with nary a scratch and others fall down a flight of stairs and bang their head the wrong way and they are gone.
What if these are merely exit points for us to choose whether we are done with this life or not? Has our soul experienced all that it came to experience?
We don't know. I don't know, but I believe that is how it is.
But, I love what if questions. I observe life and wonder about the what ifs. What if someone visited in the precise moment and consequently saved a person from a potential overdose? If we are co-creating (which I believe we are) then this would likely happen if that was the path that was being walked.
The Group has walked me through these thoughts before and now.
Life on planet earth is a grand adventure and adventuring has many forms. There are so many experiences to be had that expand the expression of who you be. We hold no judgment about any of it. There are many ways to get home from where you are and they are as varied as the souls that walk your planet with you. When you return into non-physical you are greeted with love-unconditional love and joy. There is not judgment.
You do enough of that for yourselves on planet earth. But when you look back on your life, from a non-physical perspective and feel it your life, you then have a knowing about yourself as a entity that experienced life on planet earth. Some of those experiences will have been complete and you will have no need to revisit them again and some are incomplete and you will choose to play once again in order to complete what you set out to experience.
At the core of it is love. What do you do if all you are is love? What do you do when you forget that you are encoded with that?
So many ways to experience and express being physical and none of it is wrong or right. Those are your terms. We merely see it as love or not love. Joy or not joy and that dear ones is how you will see it from our perspective.
One day we will meet again-those that love you from afar and yet so very close. Each of you has your teamates that cheer you onward and whisper encouragements in your ears. Each of you is never alone. There are angels-beings of immense light that surround you in your darkest hours and there are angels on earth that find their way to you to offer support and love.
The only question we have is will you allow yourself to receive all of that?
In joy we say so long, farewell, until next time dear ones. Remember that each of you are magnificent beings of light and love-period. No ands, ifs or buts.
Go For Your Joy
Linda and The Group
This past weekend I was busy marketing an aspect of my business at an event. It was a wellness show, where I was facilitating Bars. The Bars are 32 points on the head, that when lightly touched, begin the process of erasing your hard drive and creating space for more ease and joy in your life.
At the Langley Wellness Event, I had the joy of running Bars on a sweet four year old who was born with a number of significant challenges. Her mother had brought her, hoping to find something else, that might help her daughter.
Savanna was not too happy about being in this place. It turns out that she is a very aware little girl. She reads her mom's mind. I am sure that she felt and heard all the judgements and conclusions as people saw her. And the energy was quite intense in the event with all the healers that were present.
Her mom got her on my table and she did not want to be there. I began by talking with Savanna. I asked her what her favourite things to do were. She rides a therapy pony, called Ladybug, once a week. As I talked and asked questions, that her mom answered, her eyes turned to me. It was in that moment that I told her how perfect she was and what an amazing and smart little girl she was. I put my fingers on the first point and told her that she wasn't broken and there was nothing to fix. What a beautiful being you are Savanna and her eyes closed and she drifted off.
Her mom was surprised that she was so relaxed. While I ran the Bars she and I chatted. The experience was magical and full of grace. It would take too long to relay everything. Suffice to say I was left feeling like I had been blessed.
"And you were Linda. Anytime that two or more beings commune in the energy of love, unconditional love, there is a blessing. It is why being with your furry friends can be so joyful.
Each of you has the opportunity to create those moments in every encounter that you have during your day. When you are able to be out of judgment and see each other as we do-maginificent beings of light and love-then you are in love. This is not the love that planet earth has named-for that love is entangled with so many rules and conclusions, that you make it hard sometimes to feel it. But when you step out of judgment and allow yourself to be in gratitude for another, for their being then their being steps into that with you. It may be in a small way that if you don't pay attention, you will miss and it may be in a large way that blows your socks off!
The blessings are abundant on planet earth and each of you has the same need to be seen as not broken-perfect in the perceived imperfections. You are all playing at being human and some of you are very, very good at it. So good that you forget you are more than that.
You have the opportunity to remind others by seeing them, as we do and you will always be given the same gift along the way, someone who sees you as we do.
You are not alone on the journey you launched yourself on. You are not broken and there is nothing to be fixed.
We are in gratitude for each of you-are you?"
Go For The Joy
Linda and The Group
I just finished reading Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D. I couldn't put it down and the reason for that is that so much of it confirmed my own knowing.
As I was reading I recalled instances of profound knowing without knowing how I knew-just that I knew. When you try to describe this knowing to someone else, you discover that words don't adequately convey your experience. If that someone is someone who knows you well and who also delves into the mystic, then you are heard. Otherwise I have been greeted with outright skepticism or that look-you know the one that manages to convey that without actually saying a word.
I myself have been guilty of that look. It isn't until you experience a smidgen of this other place that you are willing to consider something else. And when your experiences broaden to encompass even more of it, then more of it is available to you.
Ask and you shall receive. It isn't until we are willing to be in the question of unknowing that we can allow for any answers to be revealed to you.
In the late 90's I began my journey into the mystic. I asked a question out of the depth of my despair and the universe, God, answered. I began to meditate which opened me up to something else, which led me to 6 years of sitting in a mediumship class which opened me up to something else and so on and so on.
There was something wonderful unfolding and my time in the mediumship class gave me the confidence to allow for that. I was open to being aware of something else. The classes were pretty special but what has happened since is more than that. The classes allowed me to accept the knowings I received, the "visions" I encountered and the experiences that came my way.
I remember one experience with great joy. I was receiving an aromatherapy massage from a very special man. On this occasion he held the web of my finger between my thumb and forefinger and I found myself in cradled place of both nothingness and everything. It was one of the most delicious, peaceful and loving experiences I have every had. I asked him after what he had done. He told me that everyone has a place on their body that he is called to and on that place he pours the universe into them.
One of Eben Alexander's experiences reminded me of that again and I was in gratitude for the memory. I have had numerous experiences that have caused me to know that this earth, this reality isn't separate, that timelines are next to each other, that just over there are other realities layered upon ours, existing in one moment in time. I know that love is all there is. I know that our world and we are not broken. I know that all is well. How it will unfold is a mystery, but unfold it will and with each unfolding we will all be brought closer to the essence that we have been encoded with-love.
As The Group writes-You are magnificent beings of light and love-period-each and every one of you. When your time to pass from your reality comes you will be welcomed with open arms and a great joyous celebration will ensue. You are loved. You are not broken-there is nothing to fix.
And so if you are giving me that look-I am okay with that. It took me a long time to get to where I am and to own who I am. Weird doesn't always come easy. (smile)
And I am finding that as I own this wonderful story that is my life, that others are drawn to my energy. As with Eben Alexander, the time has come to share who we are and our stories with the world. We are the ones we have been waiting for-each of us.
On page 41 of his book he writes the message he was given.
"You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.
You have nothing to fear.
There is nothing you can do wrong."
So many people live their lives feeling like they don’t have the support they need.
What if you had it all along but you weren’t willing to receive what you need and you were afraid to ask for help?
I don’t know about you, but I was raised to be strong and self reliant. Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing, but, the flip side is that I find it hard to ask for help, even when I need it. I may be cute but I am not always so bright!
Recently I have been allowing life to support me and asking for help. We are not meant to do this life alone. We have people in our life for a reason, sometimes we don’t even know them personally. Sometimes, they are there when you need them.
I started writing this post earlier today before I heard of the tragedy in Boston. So many people living out their dreams, pulling on everything they had to run that iconic marathon and without notice their world was changed forever. Whether they were in the midst of the chaos or not their lives were changed.
In their hour of need, strangers and family were there to support them and all they had to do was accept. It is easier to accept help when you are in the midst of tragedy and less so in our day to day lives. So, there was an opening of hearts that occurred today in Boston and around the country.
My wish is that the hearts stay open and do not shut down in fear of the what ifs. Fear is a dangerous thing to carry around. It shuts us down physically and emotionally whether it is personal to us or to a country. Living in fear is worse than what happens, whether it be Boston’s tragedy, 911 or closer to home. It is the what ifs that can stick us and stop us from moving forward.
But, what if, (smile) your life could change in a heartbeat and the sun shone, the birds sung and love prevailed. What if anything was possible, the good stuff?
The Group, who inspires me in my writing, when I let them, tells me that this is our best course of action. Focus on the love on our planet. There is far more of it than anything else, even in the chaos, most especially in the chaos. That is when our very essences rises up to the occasion. We have no time to think. Our hearts expand.
It is our thinking afterwards that gets us into trouble, the what ifs of the not so great kind.
Life on planet earth is full of different experiences and we are the only ones who can choose what they mean to us. We can choose love or we can choose fear.
I know what I choose. I refuse to be imprisoned in fear that is not of my making and so the only alternative open to me is love.
What about you? Will you choose love, over and over and over?
Will you share this writing and perhaps encourage another to choose love too?
It is a choice to stay in love.
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.