We've grown up with ideas of “what I must do for others” as a duty and “what I must do to take care of myself” as a right. It is a skewed version of relationships that pits one against the other and forces compromise. In a very general sense, no one is happy when part of a compromise, because there is a perceived loss.
When thoughts and feelings about more and less enter into the negotiations in any relationship, they are not about how much you are giving or not giving to and getting or not getting from the perceived “other”. These thoughts are reflections of self care.
In order to love another authentically in this physical realm, we must first love ourselves. This is not semantics. This is unconditional acceptance. This is not something you've been taught or shown by example.
We have been raised as if on a desert, and our thirst has never been quenched. We've looked to our elders, our friends, our lovers, our children and even to our God to satisfy our thirst for love. They could not. Oh, they gave what they could share. However they would not deplete their own cup, as that would have been suicide.
Consequently, it has never been enough. You've learned to hoard whatever it is you regard as self-love and you resent any “other” whom you imagine wants to take it away from you. Hence, the imbalance.
We have not learned to quench our own thirst – no one could show us as their cups were also mostly empty. A balanced approach to life, love and any intimate relationship you share occurs when you enter them carrying two things:
You must learn to love yourself in real time. This, as opposed to any perceived “right”, debt, job or duty. The things we do for each other are not love, they are things/actions. The feeling we embody while doing them is what is experienced as love or lack by both parties. Relationships expand and recede because of these unspoken expressions of emotion. There is no hiding them from each other.
A full cup is the only answer. Allowing, accepting, forgiving and honoring who you are today demands strength and a refusal to observe anything but love. There is no partitioning love. You and the “other” in any relationship you are a part of are in fact One. You've perhaps been filling each others cups back and forth, over and over; leaving you both thirsty and wanting.
The answer falls to you. Any “giving” you do will, in fact and every time, be filling your own cup. “More” love is not an indulgence or a “spoiling” when given; it is simply more. When this happens, you'll only want to to fill your cup again and again. Then you'll understand. It was always about you.
This “love revolution” we are undergoing changes the way we do everything. With fullness, we'll walk in a world without partisan politics or divisive agendas. Comprehension of Oneness answers every dispute. Disagreements can be distilled to their essence when looked at this way – it has always been about economics. “How much more can I get?” “How much more does he have?” When we all have enough, there will only be one measurement – more.
Your part in this is simply stated: Keep your cup full and always give more. Then watch as hearts, bodies, minds and nations overflow with the one thing that has always been free – our very essence.
We are the one's we've been waiting for.
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While we are waiting, let’s forgive. Let’s forgive everyone. Beginning with ourselves, we can change everything. You have most likely heard of Ho’oponopono. Here is a link to a description:
Essentially, there are four things to do/say/think. These are simple statements, and it matters not in which order they are done. They can be spoken aloud, written down, or whispered within.
I am so sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
Their power rests in their simplicity. These are ideas we are familiar with. There is nothing to learn, no special posture or place is necessary. They will have their effect regardless of form or volume. Only sincerity is necessary. You have to mean it.
A bloodless revolution is possible and each one of us is called to participate. We are becoming inundated with “truths” and “revelations” and “lies”. None of these are easy to digest. It is interesting to me how we are often so quick to judge our own kind. Hatred is a virus and easily transferred with our emotion. You know better now.
It is these very emotions (fear, hatred, anger) that are harvested, and the very reason the horrors continue to be staged and seem to be escalating. Those that would feed off of our fear are worried; they are seeing their own end. It is coming. We need do nothing but forgive. Love is who we are.
We are called now to “stand up” and be only that which we are. (I know this is a commercial for a soft drink, but the message is clear and relevant to the simplicity of revolution.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMLjHwwpAdg (video shown below)
We are One. Let’s act like it. In the days, weeks and months directly ahead we will be further challenged to hold our ground. There is no one else who can do this.
I am seeing legions of us, “standing up” for forgiveness, no matter what the landscape. This will change the world.
What are you waiting for? You are the One.
When my sons were very small, they believed themselves rich. Regardless of where we went, this belief was validated. They were surrounded in value, everything was a treasure, and all of it was theirs. Their shelves and pockets overflowed with it all – reminders of adventures. Rocks, feathers, bottle tops, leaves, shells, bits of rope and wire were valuable because they said so.
We are on a Quest. By definition, this means we are looking for something. It would follow then, that this is something we believe we don’t have. Our Quest is for Agape – love of self. And what is love? It is acknowledging worth, seeing value, and holding in a sacred place. It is completely self-defined.
What if we all decided right now, to believe ourselves rich? What if we all decided right now, to believe ourselves worthy? We are both. We’ve all felt a sense of anticipation, a waiting. For a long time I’ve said “You are the One you’ve been waiting for.” Today I close with “What are you waiting for? You are the One.” This change was not done lightly.
You see, what we are all feeling right now is our own sense of indecision. We are calling it “waiting”. We’ve been handed the keys to the kingdom, only we aren’t sure where to find the door to use them.
Love and value are both self-defined. My oldest sons believed themselves rich and worthy until they felt the world tell them otherwise. My youngest refuses to accept the world’s definition and miracle gifts of abundance follow him everywhere.
What if we all did the same? Oh I know we’ve been beaten down and it will take constant vigilance, yet what have we got to lose?
We are building our reality right now. Let’s declare and decide what’s valuable. I AM Absolute Value. Green pieces of paper are not. I can tell you what are though – trees. What if we decided, as a collective, to trade leaves instead of worthless cash? They are everywhere.
Suddenly, no one goes without. The land they grow on becomes a vital asset. We won’t be chopping them down for wider roads or cash producing crops – the trees are valuable. The Rainforest is saved.
Worldwide wealth and Natural Resource Conservation becomes possible in the blink of an eye, with one decision; a decision about value.
I tell you this, if you knew the power and magnificence that you were – there would be no Quest. The idea of looking for what was there all along would seem like a game of peek – a – boo. It’s only interesting to the baby. She is unaware you’ve never left, and is thrilled each time you show up.
Just because you don’t have eyes yet to see, doesn’t mean you aren’t brilliant. Decide and declare right now where the Absolute Value rests. It is in your very Essence, your Eternal Essence. It is there that we connect, like the leaves on the tree. Individual and unique, they spring from One source.
What we are waiting for is within our very heart. Freedom, Value, and Agape are but a decision away. Once we see the Value in each of the leaves, we understand the importance of the tree. Unity.
What are you waiting for? You are the One.
I love you.
See you tomorrow,
Welcome to our 5th day. You probably don’t want to hear methods or ideas or best routes to our destination. You probably just want to feel amazing. We are shooting for fantastic. Agape and Freedom promise spectacular.
Contemplating both, here’s what your day looks like:
You leap out of a warm comfortable bed. Remember how you did that as a kid? You can’t wait to see what comes next! You run into the kitchen and enjoy a meal of fresh food, which you have plenty of. You then spend the day engaged in DOing.
Your “work” includes always your passion. You are unrestricted in where you can do this and how you can do this and who you can do this with. You are acknowledged for your unique brilliance and enjoy contributing. Life is your stimulant.
What is absent are rules, requirements, debt. There is nothing you “should” BE or DO. You are Free to choose.
Love is not something you longing for – it is everywhere. You may or may not live with a “significant other” but it won’t matter – all are significant for you.
You don’t have to hold on to Love with an iron grip. You Trust. Love is. When you look into the eyes of humanity you see it there. This is what fills you.
Excess amounts of anything are no longer necessary to complete and thrill you. Living full out is your drug. Loving absolutely is your high.
This way of life is ours today, if chosen. No longer willing to commit to ownership and its resulting slavery systems, we must commit to ourselves. Freedom is full time. Love is constant focus.
We have to yank ourselves out of anything other than fantastic. Tell ourselves the Truth until every corner of our BEing believes it, and shouts “Yes!”
You are a BEing of Light – embodied. Source had a thought, an imagining, and you were shot forth. The thought went like this “What would it be like to experience the fullness of creation as ( …fill in the blank )?”
You are not your body or your role or your relationship or your failure or your success. You are light, a bit of source, experiencing life.
There are no parts of you unworthy. You are the stuff of Gods, Source in a human suit and beholden to none. Commit to this Truth. Look in the mirror and greet God. Look around and say hello to the sacred.
Walk gently and with a deep knowing of respect, feel the Earth and all of us whom she supports. Honor the task set forth when Source imagined you. Create Amazing. You are all that has ever been required. You are enough. You are Eternal Essence Embodied. Nothing could be more fantastic.
What are you waiting for? You are the One.
I love you, thank you.
See you tomorrow,
Welcome to our 4th day. We are right between the beginning and the end of this Quest. Consider unconditional self love. Do you have it? What is stopping you?
The words “but” and “if” and “when” and “almost” have no place in a sentence with Agape. You either do or you don’t. You can’t be a little bit pregnant. You can’t be a little bit Agape.
It is the same with Freedom. You can’t be partially Free. Either someone else pulls your strings, or they don’t.
You know now, the Truth. The “other” only shows up as a reflection of your state of BEing.
So the questions come again – Are you Free? Do you Love yourself? Look around, you are surrounded with your answer.
You are looking for an unrestricted life. Consider the birds. When the spirit moves them, they fly. Watch a toddler. She wears, plays, sings and does whatever makes her feel fabulous. She Loves her toes, her voice, her body, herself. The bird flies Free.
There is Source. Between you and Source is merely a thought – know yourself. I AM. Everything beyond that is experience and the reason you are here. You are able to imagine yourself restricted or limited or unworthy. Yet these are not reflections of Truth. They are illusions. Those mirrors have been taken down.
The Truth is Eternal Essence – the place where Gods hold hands. It exists in exuberance, excitement, laughter, joy, passion, brilliance, Love. It is Agape. For the One you are loving without restraint has 7 billion Eternal Hearts. They know who they BE. They are watching you remember.
What are you waiting for? You are the One.
See you tomorrow,
And what does it mean to Love? For Love is not what we’ve been told. There are not amounts or kinds or degrees. Love is what we are and what we do. Love is the great equalizer, unifier and pacifier. We have been restricted in our expressions so much that we’ve fallen into judgment. A ridiculous thing.
Today is Earth Day. On our minds are all things green. Do any of us stand in judgment of a flower as it grows? Do we say – this one should not grow so close to that one or those two should not cross pollinate. No, yet we do so of ourselves. A flower grows. A human loves.
The fuel that enlivens us is the very thing that we are. It is Love. We Love. Equally and Absolutely. The judgments we’ve placed on our Loving are not because Love exists only in some places and in some relationships and in some amounts. If the word “some” were true, then the words “none” and “more” would also apply. They don’t.
There is Love.
There is never “none”. We don’t Love one “more” than the other. We Love. Let go of words of judgment.
You are Love. A flower is a flower. Despite its size, color or piece of real estate, it stands – always a flower.
Love has been confused with so many things – beauty, obedience, physical attraction, happiness, cooperation, ease, comfort. It is none of these. Love is core recognition of Truth.
When we allow ourselves judgments, they turn inevitably within – to the place where we find our harshest critic. It is ourselves we are most afraid to Love.
What would happen if we Loved ourselves without restraint? How would it look to be okay with every disobedient, irreverent, awkward, rude, unattractive, sad, out of shape, lazy, broke, weird or uncooperative part of ourselves? What kind of world would it be if there was unconditional, unrestricted loving?
Watch the wildflowers. Stand in a room filled with little ones. Witness the beauty of unrestrained growth and feel the energy of uninhibited passion. This is your birthright.
You spring from Source and from you Source is made manifest on Earth.
All are watching. What are you waiting for? You are the One.
See you tomorrow,
We’ve embarked on yet another Quest. For two years we’ve travelled together and still there is further to go. For we have not seen what we are searching for, and we are associative learners. Repetition and familiarity jog our memories. There is nothing familiar about Absolute Freedom. Unconditional Love is sovereignty. “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.”
Realize what the words mean. Examine the Gods in your life. Who or what is preventing you from Love Absolute? To Love is a fearless act.
Freedom is something we like to hear tales about and fight for. Yet fight and freedom are oxymorons. You must not fight for that which you are. You must accept that which you are and BE.
For we are One. There is no other. Love is your very essence and to realize itself does not require a fight. Do your lips argue over which is right? How could you kiss without the upper? How could you kiss without the lower?
The Gods before you have demanded subservience. You may say, “I have only one God.” Yet I tell you this, any person, idea, law, situation or belief that requires your compliance before you are accepted – is a “God before you.”
You require nothing. Agape is the force that propels your BEing. You have come to this life fully prepared to embrace your truth within a sea of falsehoods.
For Agape and Freedom are synonymous. You are not here to be inhibited or limited or diminished. You are here to realize and be the essence of Eternal Love.
In our everyday, since we are on a Quest, this demands a noticing. Step back from your interactions and examine your role in them. Are you, at any moment, giving up a bit of yourself?
For Love is Free. It makes no demands. It has no requirements. There is not another who can take it from you, all is given. If you feel you are controlled you have given your power away. To reclaim it, merely stand. You carry the truth, and regardless of the shouting and the doubting, the truth will not be stopped.
You are Free. What would you do right now if you were unlimited? I tell you this – you are. So the question then becomes, what are you waiting for? You are the One.
See you tomorrow,
You have come now to a knowing. The things you are aware of today in this world would seem impossible or insane to some with eyes still shut. Seeing life as it is actually happening requires a willingness to change your perspective and in many things your entire belief system. It demands an examination of everything your eyes see and most of what this society has told you was real.
Realize that all of life does not operate in this way. The earth has been part of what some would call an evil plot yet evil is not a concept I adhere to or consider. Life proceeds along its intended path and the results of choices are predictable if you step back far enough.
There was a video showing pattern formation resulting from choices made in a program called the “Game of Life”. What it did not show was the effect of all the choices on the supporting structure it existed within. It has a definite effect and it is the disregard for all of life that has brought this game to an end. It is not because I AM displeased. I AM never displeased. I AM satisfied the game has run its course and before it destroys more than it is capable of replenishing – it must stop.
Balance is necessary in all things to achieve optimal results. As in your life there is an understanding of appropriate amounts of different activities, so it is with all of creation. There is truth is the statement “too much of a good thing”. Your earth today does not enjoy a balanced state and if life is to continue on it – it must.
You have woken up and discovered the necessity of extracting yourself from the slavery system. As you do this, keep your heart open. There has not been only dominance and control – there has always been those who have come to be a part of the control system who are there offering an alternative. They are your whistle-blowers and in many cases, your unsung heroes. They have spoken up for truth and have paid for it with their lives in many cases. Every action taken results in further action.
Now you are called on to take action. With this knowing of energetic exchange and creative potential comes responsibility. Knowing your every thought builds life around you means that as you are watching each thought birth within – you can simultaneously notice its manifestation around you.
As you notice others and situations that bring up anger or sadness, resolve to see the potential for change and instead use the force of your emotion to create that change. What you’ll find is a near instant effect.
You see the world is ripe for revolutionary thought. There has been a dominance of very effective control of systems in the way of media, government, religion and education. The infiltration is so deeply rooted as to be invisible.
A method that will counter and eventually change the nature of your reality is new thought. This thought must become so much a part of you as to go unnoticed. Today, for most of society, their root thought is fear. This is what propels most action and although the action may look to change things, if it springs from fear it will not, not permanently. Cosmetic changes will not satisfy. What needs to be done is an altering at the core. The reason for action must always be love.
A way to get there is to begin and end each day in a state of gratitude. State what you are grateful for, specifically and completely until you are immersed in a state of appreciation for your life.
As the day proceeds and things come up that evoke fear or any negative response – STOP. Internally look at the reaction and understand that this moment can only affect your energy if you allow it to. Decide whether or not it is worth it. Invoke gratitude that you have the wisdom available to look objectively at this and in that state of appreciation – decide your next move. Whether it is action or inaction you’ve already altered the fabric of your life.
An active and aware stance is going to be necessary for quite awhile. We’ve been trained as slaves and impulsively react to most situations. We are armed now with truth. Our energetic compliance is no longer freely given. Without a fight, these controllers will dissolve. This is change at the core of creation. It happens at the level of our heart and is thus permanent.
The world is ripe for revolutionary thought. Appreciate every moment and watch the exponential effect it has. There are no enemies held within a blanket of gratitude. There is just One.
What are you waiting for? You are the One.
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There is an internal sense of truth. It is unemotional. It is integral, a part of your physiology. Your body recognizes it. As you grew up, you adapted to its presence or absence in every encounter.
It is not just you, it is everyone. In your day to day you make agreements with each other – tell “white lies” and allow them to float in and out of your awareness. For the most part you ignore them.
What this does is it de-sensitizes you to out and out untruths. You’ve learned to re-name them things like anger, dislike, confusion or even love if the words feed a part of your ego that is experiencing that need.
This expert manipulation has been perpetrated on you in your media, advertising, government and religions. Lies have been routinely fed, either forcefully or with a spoon, in order to generate a specific response. The desired response varies, depending on where it originates. It could be weakness, pity, addiction, anger, love, patriotism, sadness, shopping, dependence, lack, need, submission, cooperation or fear.
A key component of freedom is self awareness. This will require discernment. It becomes necessary to understand our heart. Our heart is the one constant. We go there for the really big stuff. Yet for a good part of the rest, we have merely followed what we were told was the best action to take. If there were doubts, we’d consult another expert to tell us what to choose.
Removing the chains means there is nothing in place to hold us. We are free to choose whatever activity, belief or food we desire. No should’s. No have to’s.
It is our heart that supplies the understanding; our heart that inspires action that resonates throughout our entire being. We recognize truth there because the language used is Universal. Babies know it; cats, dogs, plants and foreigners understand when it is speaking. Our heart speaks love, knows love, recognizes love, feels love and offers love. It is this love that is universally valued. It is the truth of life; life’s eternal essence.
Love is your truth, your value and the fingerprint of God stamped permanently within. You have always accessed it unconsciously. Access it now with full awareness and the next decision you make will be a simple knowing of truth.
No longer do you serve any master. You are free. Listen to the one thing no one ever told you how to; and trust. You’ll know in each moment – truth. Honor that, and feel the full value of who you are. Without exception you are perfect, priceless and pure.
You are the One.
It is an honor.
We’ve realized the final moments of our journey. Whether or not you are aware of it, our Quest is one the entire world is on. We are moving out of slavery systems and slavery thought processes. We are stepping into truth. This is the next dimension and the Shift we’ve waited for.
For your power has prevailed and led you ever forward. You have succeeded without holding any weapons. In fact, you’ve often been at the receiving end of their fire. Yet, you are here now, BEing.
The power in your DOing has created this Shift. Have you felt it? It happens mostly subtly; sometimes out loud. Love has fortified your heart; in the darkest moments it has held you. You have never forgotten your truth.
You are beholden to none and you hold none. Free will is the only rule. Responsibility is key. Each of us takes it on full for every action – call it blame or call it credit; it belongs to you alone.
Agape is the game now. Self love. Not at the expense of another, for there can be no expense in love. Love is free. No, yet in concert with the “other”. For all this time, when you imagined you were hurting your lover or your parents or your brother – the one you were hurting was you. All this time you’ve blamed your wife or your father or your friend for not loving you enough – it was you not loving you enough.
Do you get it? Can you see it? In December of 2012, the world did change and the possibility for full awareness and truth opened up. It was a game we all played – blame, judgment, hatred, doubt – so that when the moment came we’d notice the contrast and Shift.
That moment has arrived and we can see now the truth. None of us are victims – we are players. It is time for the good part.
Accept yourself. Accept each other. Thank the “other” for their participation; convincing and well played. Hug yourself and know that you are okay. You can focus now on truth.
In absolute honesty this life is but a brief moment of your eternal Quest. You can choose now to write the part for its remainder. Who do you wish to BE? You are pure gold – 100% solid love. The energy of Source runs through you. How will you spend it? You do not need value added to be worthy or to move forward. You have already proven who you BE.
Feel the truth of your worth. It may bring you to your knees in wonder and gratitude; yet not shame or remorse or sorrow. All is done, forgiven and over. Today is a new Quest. You’ve reached Agape. You see what it means to love yourself.
With your head up and your shackles removed – look for the light. You will notice it now – its reach expands with each expression of truth.
Loving yourself means loving the world – we are One. Let that sink in and revel in this feast of Agape!
We are the One we’ve been waiting for. I love you so very much.
Our next Quest will be in April. See you then!