There is a message that has been brewing in my soul since the election in the uSA. I have come across many responses of sadness, despair, shock and outrage as a result of the election results, responses that surprised me from people I respect and love, who seem to have a perspective that I do not quite share. In my innocence and naivite as a dreamer, as a “hopeless/hopeful romantic”, I have come to have a perspective that always attempts to see things through a higher perspective, through the vision of Spirit, of God’s love and of the evolution of consciousness on the planet that I have come to be a part of, to serve and experience. There is a flow of awareness and evolution that is in process and we don’t always have the ability or capacity to know the whole picture. It is my perhaps naive view, that everything, EVERYTHING, that happens has a higher purpose, however horrifying, traumatic, joyful or cruel, it may seem. I have complete trust that there is a higher purpose also in these events that are happening in human history, in the history of the planet and the current moment in the evolutionary process of our “civilization”. Empires, civilizations have risen and fallen for countless millenia. Within the framework of time (or no-time) everything evolves and is part of our soul’s journey towards wholeness, towards the recognition of God’s love manifesting in our lives and moving towards the eventual world of Heaven on Earth, a “return” to a New Dawn, an age of peace, love, harmony and cooperation on this planet. It is not necessarily given to us to see how the steps along that journey are part of this unfolding, but I hold in my heart the dearness of this vision and the Divine Purpose that is at work. Our human perspective has been conditioned heavily by the traumas, acculturation and distortions of our upbringing, of our limited brains and perspectives, and I am praying and holding space for the evolution that is now occurring to blossom into the reality of this vision that my heart tells me IS the New Reality unfolding. May it be so for you too, in whatever way it can manifest for your deepest happiness.
Yesterday morning, instead of receiving a personal message, this is what came through with a request to share it, especially in view of the fact that many seem to be experiencing challenges in some area of their lives currently. So enjoy. There is no name attached to it, perhaps it is from one who calls himself “Old Chinese”:
It is time for Humanity to look within. The human heart carries all the secrets, all the messages that people need to know about themselves, their path in life, who they really are and what they have come here for. The human heart, not some divine, timeless, spiritual space of worship or devotion or adulation, not some priestess or channel or god being, not a guru or a wise mother figure that can shower you with love or give you a hug or a magic touch, but your own human heart. The cells of your heart knew when to start beating before you emerged from your Mother’s womb, before your first breath. They carry the codes, the memories and the lessons; they carry the instructions for who and what you are to be, and have been, and they carry the information of your lineage, personal and collective, of everything it required to assemble stardust and spirit into the unique being that Mother Earth was able to fashion, so that you could be here now in this place and in this time. Those first cells of your heart imparted to every cell of your body and every atom and molecule that makes up your DNA and your cellular structure, the instructions, the direction and the knowledge of how a star being from the distant galaxies, from the Earth’s oceans and dirt was able to form itself into a human being with the genetic make up of your parents and ancestors so that you, yourself, could be.
Your inner world of biology, your inner world of consciousness, of attention, of breath and of focus is your doorway to all the answers you seek, to the why and how of your life, to the feelings that dominate and control you, to the longings and pain, to the aches and losses, to the hunger and misery and suffering you are carrying from your ancestors and to the joy and celebration of freedom, of unity and harmony – to the peace you so long for in your personal life and in what you see around you on this beautiful golden planet that is so unique in the Universe.
The lessons you are learning are only lessons; for even as you are all these wonderful things in the framework of your human biological and mental, intellectual and psychic structure, so you are also the timeless, immortal and universal spirit that inhabits each cell, the infinite eternality of spirit entering form – the great mystery of who you are, the great mystery of All That Is, that you call God, that you see as the divine – as you see, feel and experience as outside of you, as Jesus or Mary or Buddha or some other Great Being that you pray to or put on a pedestal, attach wings to and ask for help or guidance from
Look to your own wings, to your own source of the great mystery, for truly, I tell you, there is no greater mystery than that which dwells in your own cells, in the memory of who you have been, and what you are and who you have determined to become. This mystery that is written in the stars, is inscribed in your very own DNA. Each strand carries untold treasure and story and reality.
Spiral in and then spiral back out and recognize that the center of the spiral, the one doing the spiraling, is who you truly are.
Your breath loves your body. Your body loves your breath. They are inseparable. For those of you who say “yes, we have been told over and over about this thing you are sharing with us about the answers being within, that God or Jesus or Buddha, or whomever we look to as being our great shining light – as being within – as being the answer, but I don’t FEEL it. I don’t KNOW it; it is just a concept, an intellectual exercise” – the breath is the doorway. You cannot enter the kingdom with the mind and you cannot access the heart without the body. They are all intertwined. heartbodymind all exist within the breath. The breath feeds the body, the body feeds the mind, and the heart feeds the brain, which feeds the heart. There is a symbiosis, an interconnectedness that reaches out beyond the physicality to encompass all life, for all life is bodymind and is connected through the in and out of breath – the heart pumping life force, renewing the old, stale energy with the living spirit that animates the fullness of life and allows the brainmind to think and the bodymindbrainheart to create all the wonderful tools and technologies and poetry from words and building blocks of matter. The mystery of who you are is so vast and intricate, it cannot be grasped by the intellect, even in millions of lives, but it can be felt by one heart in, one now moment, for it is also simple and pure and innocent and exists in the imagination, in the child’s curiosity and in the world of play.
Consider the breath for a moment; Like the tide, it flows, it comes and goes; it is never still, always moving in and out, one wave after the other, some big, crashing waves, and then the sucking of the undertow gathering its forces for the next wave and sometimes a gentle swell, and then the water washes the shore and fills the tide-pools and the holes where the clams and mussels breathe. And so too, the breath comes and goes, and as you sit and breathe, and feel, perhaps sadness or anger or frustration with your challenge, with your health or financial or relationship issue, there is an understanding that each breath you take, as you hold that thought with the breath, it must be released with the out-breath, and then the next in-breath is a new one, a different one and you cannot re-breathe the last breath you just released, for it has gone, like a million breaths before it, it came and it went. And there will be another breath in a year’s time that will carry a different thought, a different character, a different feeling, but right now, this breath that we breathe is unique. It exists only in the moment and I can choose to attach whatever thought or feeling I wish to it, and as it becomes complete, I will breathe out and then, there will be another opportunity for another breath, and I can attach to it whatever thought, feeling or moment of attention I please. I have the freedom to breathe my own breath and to feel what I now choose to feel and think, what I now wish and choose to think as I breathe in that breath; and as sure as night follows day and the day follows night, I can watch that breath release, feel the air leave my body and feel the new breath coming in. And who am I? I am the one who breathes, I am the one who watches, who chooses, who thinks and feels, breathing in and releasing out. My existence depends on this action of breathing in and releasing. My body, my brain, my heart, all are partaking of this process and are all feeding each other. My mind is the fluid energy of in and out and watching, feeling, thinking, being. And they are all connected to this great mystery of existence that has some kind of spirit attached to them. And perhaps, when the process stops, there will be nothing, and perhaps that spirit continues without the process. I will find out, or I won’t. It does not matter. Right now, what does matter, is that I am breathing in and out and there is a choice for me as to what thought and emotion I attach to the breath. And it is all within that this process happens. There may be answers within that arise, and when they do, it is that “still small voice” that I now pay attention to.
You have heard the terms “There is only Love” or “there is only God”. Forget about that. These are concepts. There is only breath. As far as you, I, we are concerned, that is the only truth you need. Everything rises and falls within the moments of breath. Life exists in breath.
May the Living Spirit that is within all life be present in each breath you breathe, and bring you peace.