Can you feel the void? It is an interesting time indeed. But consider the stance of the artist who peers upon a blank canvas, and the alchemist who has all of his wisdom in hand with materials in place and is pondering his next creation. A chef. A maestro. An architect. A poet.
How can we best prepare for what is to come? As it has always been said, the best preparation for the future takes place now. A refinement to that is to focus on the fullness of what it means to be in the now: the ever present current of the now moment. Not the past and not the future and not outside your body, but here. Now. This sounds like a simple concept, but it is the work of the Master who achieves the true meaning of this Presence.
Can you feel the buzz, the hum, the charge of the new energies? The challenge is that it feels way more like an electrocution than the trickle of serene waters! But no need to white-knuckle it as you have been feeling. It’s okay – breathe all the way in. It is a conscious effort now to not experience resistance in your body to these powerful influxes of light, a bit like trying to be porous in a gale. It hurts. So be like the water that flows around the rock in the river – do not resist – just flow around to find the path of least resistance.
What is it that you yearn for? It is inside of you. What is it that stirs you and burns you and stews you? It is inside of you. This is the greatest importance for you to understand at this time, for you continue and continue and continue to seek outside of yourself for that which you desire. This is the trap that has kept you limited for eons and this is what has to change. This is what is changing and you can choose to be part of the solution in this realization.
This time of year dredges up much pain and sadness held in the recesses of our hearts. It is a profound opportunity to heal and transform those bruises into a lightened, expanded heart. Compassion is a fire that heals your own and another’s heart. Remember it is our minds that continue to batter our hearts by recurring thoughts that become a form of self-flagellation. Why do we hurt ourselves so?
The riches are within. There is no other place that there is for you to seek for what you most desire. It is the greatest riddle for which the answer is ironically simple: go within. Consider the ridiculous efforts and screaming and deep pain and vast travels for which many have traversed only to realize it was right there all along. It would be laughable if the misguided journeys weren’t so arduous and painful. Like so many modern tales such as The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, and The Polar Express, it is the journey that reminds us of this paradox.
Beloved, we will say it again and again until it “locks in”: there is nothing outside of you. So when you are in pain or grief of any kind: look within. The external forces are there to draw you in one direction only. They are there to help guide you through your own quagmire, so gratitude is appropriate.
Greetings on this beloved Earth Day! For you know that all days are earth days like all days are mother’s days and father’s days and sacred days, but there is great power in the alignment of consciousness between your brothers and sisters. There is great power in the unification of one thought, one desire, one intention. And so today honours the magnificent Mother Earth and all that she provides and how deeply she is embedded into your experience.