How do you describe yourself?
Most people, when asked who they are, will immediately answer with their relationship roles:
• I'm a daughter or son
• I'm a mother or father
• I'm a spouse or partner
Or they'll respond with their roles:
• I work for this company
• I work in this field
• I hold this degree
• My gift is this
Or they'll respond with still other ways of holding identity, including age, gender, orientation, race, education, culture, nationality and more.
All these ways of seeing ourselves as different from each other!
When of course we are all the same.
As souls, we've had so many past lives together, playing out so many different roles.
After a while in your own evolution, you realize the roles aren't important, and identities aren't a big deal.
Our essence is the key.
Our core is what matters.
The non-wavering, infinite part of us is what we are here to explore and understand. Differences are just illusion.
We're all the same.
Many animals are in the midst of hibernation for winter.
Bears for example, will go into hibernation in September and October, and not emerge until April. They enter into a suspended state, and will not resume their normal activity until six months later—half their year is spent in this deep state of rest.
Plants have also begun their deep withdrawal, going dormant or underground, waiting for spring.
Why is it then, that PEOPLE feel the need to get EXTRA active in winter? With bustle and shopping and busyness? As if they are fighting off every suggestion or craving or need to rest, with more and more activity?
When did we become afraid of the dark, the night, the stillness?
What if we let ourselves rest?
What if we let ourselves get still?
What if we allowed ourselves to go dormant?
The season ahead is a time when we are meant to regroup, regather, recharge. It is a time for processing the year we've had already, and for sorting and sifting through what we will keep, and what we will leave behind when the new year comes.
If you allow yourself to rest, you will not be disappointed.
It doesn't matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving.
If you sit down to a meal with family, wonderful.
If you cook up a turkey dinner, great.
But if you don't do anything traditional at all, that's also great.
The day can be whatever you want it to be. There is no right way.
I myself love non-traditional holidays.
For me, on Thanksgiving, the most important thing is to remember to be thankful, which I am.
I am grateful for my family.
I am grateful for all of you.
I am grateful to do this work.
I am grateful to live in this world.
I am grateful to experience the Mystery.
What are you grateful for?
It is a wonderful thing to say your graitudes, outloud, right now.
That way, we can all hear each other.
So many of you are sensitives, intuitives, healers, empaths. Which means you are very good at sensing another person's pain.
You "read" their suffering immediately, and you instinctively respond to this suffering by sending out kindness, compassion, sympathy or other kinds of healing vibration.
Maybe you don't even think about it—you just sense the pain, and then automaticaly heal.
Or perhaps you do think about it—you intentionally "read" the person, you instantly understand their story and situation, and then you deliberately send healing energy to shift this.
If you're like me, you've probably been doing this for as long as you can remember—it's just a part of your way of being, to sense pain and tranmute it to Light.
However, I believe we're about to start sensing in a new way.
We're not longer being called to sense people's pain—we already know how to do this. Instead, we are being called to sense people's Light.
This is our next step as souls.
In this way, the first response you have to a person is not to feel their pain, but to sense their love. There is love in every person, even if it's hidden. This will become what we connect with—the bedazzlement of Light that shines from each of us.
I'll be writing more about this in 2019. For now, simply turn it over in your mind, and notice if this something that is start to change for you.
For the first time in the U.S., we're going to start experiencing political leadership by women.
The dust has settled from the recent elections....
And we've never had so many women in political office before.
This it the herald of change to come.
Things will start to become different, because women lead differently.
A year ago when I channeled the 2018 Forecast, much of the channeling was about The Year of the Woman. Back then, I did not realize how quickly these shifts would happen.
But here we are.
Women lead differently than men.
Young people lead differently than older people.
Marginalized people lead differently than those who've held power.
In other words, a whole new style of leadership has arrived.
This change has happened very fast—in the blink of an eye, it might seem.
Yet really, it has been building for generations.
We can't stop change.
We can only move forward.
We are here to support and serve each other, and this is what the Universe leads us to, again and again.
What if you could create an entirely different holiday experience this year?
One that was free from commercialism, over-busyiness, over-indulging, over-spending and family drama? One that centered around your own desire to relax, enjoy, connect, have fun and simply be?
The truth is you can create a season like this—and all it takes is your intention.
Every year, as an annual tradition, I offer Entering Stillness: A Winter's Retreat to those who want to learn how to experience the holidays a new way.
This 12-lesson course takes you from mid November all the way to Winter Solstice. It's flexible, simple and there is no "homework". It is designed to simply flow easily with the season and you.
We carry so many expectations for ourselves and others during this time of year, and it is lovely to release ourselves from all of that drama and stress, and simply relax into the beautiful, quiet, stillness that is the year's end.
Whenever we experience a lot of adrenaline, we get energized, manic, on fire.
And then, after the event or incident or idea that caused that adrenaline surge plays out, we experience the opposite—what goes up, must come down.
If you are feeling somewhat "blah" right now, or like you can't get your energy together, or like you just want to curl up in a little nest, it can be useful to recall what we've all just gone through.
The election has been a very big energy surge.
We are still feeling the effects.
Whether you participate or didn't, voted or didn't, cared or didn't—the energy still affects you. We all, as part of collective soul are affected.
Now, what most of us are feeling—is the dropping away of that energy.
Even if your side "won" (remembering that one side can't win until both sides win), you're still feeling it.
The adrenaline surge is over.
Perhaps, if we are very lucky, the cycle has been broken.
We're back to real life, whatever that is.
Will things get better? Will things get worse?
These are not the questions to be asking, today.
For today, what's most important is to let yourself feel what everyone is feeling: hitting the wall, needing to rest and recover.
The world will wait for you.
Today is a good day to be still.
Is it important for spiritual people to be political?
I think so. After all, how else can we support the things we believe in?
In my case, I believe in human rights, animals rights, ecological rights—I believe we have the responsibility to protect each other and to be stewards of the planet, so that this great experience that is life can continue.
I also believe in cooperation, respect, all voices being heard, and working in non-violent ways to achieve consensus. No hate, no fear, no battle, no war. Just all of us understanding our infinite interdependence upon each other—as humans and as souls.
I also believe it is the spiritual person's responsibility to vote, to speak up for what he or she believes.
We are not here to hide out in a cave meditating.
We are not here to work soley on our own healing.
We are here to reach out and help each other.
Our journey, as collective soul, is to evolve.
We are doing that slowly or quickly, with difficulty or with ease—but we are evolving.
If you haven't voted yet, please use this privilege.
If you have voted already, thank you.
If you missed out, please visit www.vote.org to get registered for next time. It's so easy!
As we move through life, we tend to get more steady.
Not always, of course. But over time, many of us figure out the practical requirements of life, and we start to stabilize.
We know what we like, what we're good at, and we have a pretty clear idea of who we are—or at the very least, we know who we are NOT.
But even in steady times, change is happening.
We might be the ones to initate the change—to move or end a relationship or start a new job or head off on a grand adventure.
Or the Universe might step in and make the change for us. This kind of change is not as easy—but it is no less valuable.
We are not meant to hide out. We are meant to grow, to have new experiences, to expand who we are.
When you accept that change is natural, inevitable and the way of things, it gets easier to appreciate change as an adventure and a surprise.
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