Lately, I've been up in Seattle helping my mom get her condo ready to sell.
It's a big job, and it's very sentimental for me, because Seattle is where I grew up, where I went to school, where I lived until I was 28.
In other words... I know that town.
I know the Space Needle and Ballard Locks and the troll-under-the-bridge.
I know Gas Works Park and Greenlake and that secret back road near University Village.
I know Matthews Beach and Golden Gardens and the Ferry Terminal.
I know Nordstrom and Uwajimaya and Pike Place Market: when I worked downtown, I ate there every day.
A lot of memory, held in that city.
And with my mom moving to a new place, it's likely I won't be in Seattle very often again.
There's a sense of loss, but there's also a sense of appreciation.
For even as I help my mom, I'm also experiencing a life review of all those years, in which I was a part of that place: who I was, what I was doing, what I was learning.
A lot of you are having this experience now, as you help out your older parents. Returning to old places, and feeling all the feelings that arrive.
From soul perspective, this is a soul lesson in which we are asked:
To remember it all.
To hold all of it with love.
To allow all emotions.
To feel everything fully.
To detach from clinging and grasping.
And to trust, that more joy is even in this moment, winging its way toward us.
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Not too long ago, Abby joined our household.
She’s an older Lhasa Apso, and her qualities are patience, intelligence and getting along. She is easily able to communicate with us by her actions and in telepathy.
That said, when Abby first arrived, our cat Emrys was not a happy camper.
Emrys is also sensitive, intelligent and telepathic: I have called him from the far fields many times, simply by thinking him home.
But Emrys is easy to get along. Upon the arrival of Abby, there was a lot of hissing and clawing and scratching. There were power plays, posturing, snubbing.
When the temperature dropped and it snowed for a week, we moved Emrys inside the house to stay warm, instead of in the shed where he prefers to sleep.
Oh, and there was tension in the house!
Outside the snow fell in silent beautiful while inside the animals jockeyed for position, and we had to behave like referees, keeping squabbling players from starting a riot.
Until one day…. things changed. One day during our enforced retreat, all of us held hostage by the storm... one day, in one unmemorable moment, it all shifted.
There was no more argument.
Abby and Emrys had come to their agreement: a peaceable kingdom, where two different species agreed to trust… against their DNA, against their genetic history, against all it means to be “dog” and “cat” on this planet.
Peace on earth!
A small sign perhaps, but a sign nonetheless, that we can in fact learn to get along.
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If you pay attention to news feeds, you'd think things are getting worse.
But when you tune in to the heartbeat, the vibration of the earth, of what's really going on in Gaia... what's really happening is a kind of a miracle.
It doesn't seem like it, does it?
But with the pressure of all this darkness and chaos showing up, something new is staring to happen: Light is showing up.
Light is arriving, and Light is turning on, and all of us who were somewhat complacent or head-down or not paying attention are suddenly showing up as One.
We are doing this because we are experiencing a new understanding that we are collective soul.
We are experience a great awakening, a great activation of souls who were once complacent, once happy enough to go about the regular human day-to-day.
Now with the immediate threat of darkness, repression, going back to the old contracted ways—the Light is gathering.
In the late 1970s, world-celebrated poet, writer and educator Lucille Clifton received the messages from The Ones, a collection of poems channeled from spirit Guides. Clifton was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1979 to 1985, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer prize.
Here is one of the messages she received. (And please note, Clifton uses very strong language which may be shocking or offensive).
you are not
your brother's keeper
hiding in the bush
lying on the grate
the mad one in the cage
or at the podium
the king is you
the kike is you
the honky is you
the nigger is you
the bitch is you
the beauty is you
the friend is you
the enemy oh
others have come
to say this
it is not
you are not
your sisters keeper
your sister yes
Fake news has it wrong.
We are not separate.
We are One.
Not just standing alongside each other in support as one.
But actually as each other, as collective soul.
No separation. One soul.
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