People often think I'm really busy.
But I don't feel that way at all.
I do work hard, and I am very focused. But "busy" isn't part of my lifestyle.
In fact, one of the commitments I have to myself is to live a spacious life. A life with no rush, no panic, no anxiety. A life lived slow.
Ten years ago, I wasn't this way: I craved adrenaline, the rush of distraction.
My schedue was jam-packed.
I got bored if I wasn't doing something every second.
But over time, I found that when we start to live slow—when you get clear on what's really, truly important—your dreams, your passions, the people you love—and you let go of anything that isn't that...then time really expands.
When you focus on what you're here for, and let go of the rest, you have all the time you need.
When we finally move through a soul lesson, there comes a day when we notice that whatever we’ve been working on, isn’t with us any more.
The anger we had toward a certain person has dissolved.
The fear we had about a situation had left us.
The worry we had about something in the future isn’t there.
The shame we had about something has disbanded.
We were one way, wrapped up in our thoughts and emotional drama and hurt and blame… and then, suddenly it’s all just gone away.
We’re just not there any more: we’re not in relationship to that person or situation or thought like that any more.
Sometimes we release it.
Sometimes we are cleared.
Sometimes we have been working on it so long, we grow past it.
As you move through your life, you’ll find yourself facing these sticky things: anger, fear, worry, shame… around people and events and situations in your life.
Until one day, you’ll be moseying around doing something ordinary, and you’ll think of this sticky thing, and you’ll find… it’s not there any more.
You’ve worked through it.
You’ve moved past.
You’ve let go.
There is not longer any trigger! It’s not there any more! And sing sweet halleluiah, for yet another soul lesson moved through!
We can get very far with our expansion when we try.
When we have just finished working through a soul lesson, the Universe will often show up with a series of “tests” to make sure we’re really, really done.
For example, if you’ve had difficulty saying “no” to people in the past, but now you’re pretty sure you’ve mastered this lesson… well, right around the time you’re feeling confident, the Universe is going to jump in and send you several people in quick succession that you will have to say “no” to.
“Why are all these people showing up that I have to say “no" to all of a sudden?” you'll wonder.
It will seem so odd, so coincidental, so not random: these people streaming in from all over, all of who require “no” from you.
If you’ve truly mastered this lesson, you’ll be able to say “no” in detached way, and this will be the end of the matter.
If you’re still shaky, if you haven’t quite mastered the lesson, you will find yourself having trouble, agonizing over your decision, maybe saying “yes” by mistake… and the Universe will be clear that you need a bit more work on this particular lesson.
We are tested and tested until we can test out.
If you notice a lot of “repeats” in your life, pay attention. The Universe is testing you to see what soul lessons you’ve mastered, and which ones you’re still working on.
Certainly, no failure.
We’re all in this together, each of us doing the best we can.
After years of warning my kids “don’t smoke pot,” I find myself driving my daughter to school each day past one of the biggest pot grows in the city.
I don’t have much to say about whether I think marijuana should or shouldn’t be legal in Oregon. The reality is, it’s legal now.
Change has come.
Canna businesses have sprung up overnight. There are greenhouses in the rural areas. And in urban areas? Cannibas cafes and dispensaries are as ubiquitous as coffee shops.
Pot is now legal in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Maine, Nevada, Colorado, Massachusetts and Washington DC. More states are following suit.
The politics of the day (and today especially) lead us to believe that we are going backwards.
Yet when we start to pay attention to what is really happening, instead of what we're fed by the media, a different reality emerges.
Used to be, women couldn't vote... until one day they could.
Used to be, people of color couldn't sit on a bus... until one day they could.
Used to be, same sex marriages weren't allowed... until one day they were.
Used to be, pot wasn't legal...until one day it was.
These are just a few of the "used to be's" we've seen change.
It's true:,some political factions are trying to stop change right now.
But from a soul perspective, we are always evolving toward Oneness.
Even on days it doesn't seem that way, it's just what souls do.
Many of you have followed traditional Law of Attraction systems, with a variety of results.
As an energetic system, Law of Attraction is correct: this is how the Universe works.
But when we don't understand the very subtle nature of the process, it's easy to use it incorrectly:
• We manifest from our thoughts, instead of our heart.
• We manifest from lower vibration, for what we think we "deserve."
• We manifest from lower vibration, for what we think we "should" have.
• We manifest from ego, without Divine guidance.
This style of manifesting will work for you, but it can't give you what you really want.
That's because aside from all our material wants and "should" haves, what we really, really want is not material or physical at all. It's not even goal or ambition based.
What we really want is connection, consciouness and love—a sense that we are living our lives to the fullest in every moment.
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Many of you have written that you have received animals signs.
I've found that animal communication happens in three ways:
• As telepathy with an animal. You have direct understanding between the animal and you.
• As animal totem: the animal you see has a symbolic meaning, such as a frog meaning vulnerability or an owl meaning clairvoyance, or your see your spirit animal.
• As animal sign. You see an animal right at the exact moment when you are thinking about a particular person or situation. The animal (it could be any animal) shows up and helps you pay attention to your thoughts
All of these are ways the Universe communicates with us using animals. And sometimes, the Universe is pretty insistent!
Becuase I live close to nature, I see more animals that I might if I lived in an urban area. Still, nothing could have prepared me for the three very clear animal contats in the last three days.
Recently, I disobeyed a sign that said "Road Closed" and found myself biking along the Willamette River, where an American Bald Eagle flew directly above, his head and tail flashing white.
The very next day, I was out for a walk along the same river, but several miles upshore, when there was a commotion to my right, and I looked up and there was an American Bald Eagle (Same one? Different?) circling above me.
And on the third day, I was at home and just stepped outside for no reason at all. And suddenly I heard a loud squawking and there was an American Bald Eagle, 40 feet from the house, passing in front of me.
Three days. Three eagles.
The Universe was trying to tell me something.
For me, eagles always are a sign from my father, who passed 16 years ago. He's been in my thoughts lately, as the New Year begins. These eagle sightings, three in three days, helped me connect to his spirit. I don't know yet what he is trying to tell me, but I know he is there.
If you've had animal signs lately, think about what they mean. Are they direct telepathy, are they sybmolic, totem or spirit animals, or are they meant to bring your attention to something in your life.
Nothing is random.
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P.S.S. Day four: a young deer by the fence. Day five: a hummingbird (in winter?!), a very large woodpecker by the window, and at least ten blue jays. Nature speaks!
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