I grew up in the 1960s in a very liberal and tolerant home with religious roots that were both Christian and Jewish. Lots of discussions about Edgar Cayce, reincarnation, UFOs, the Pope, Jesus, Krishna, Allah, Buddha, faith healing…and a deep respect for all religious traditions. But I also learned it was important “not to rock the boat.” Not to call attention to myself. Essentially I needed to keep my innermost beliefs to myself because the outside world could not be trusted to understand, let alone accept me for myself. It has taken almost 60 years, but I am now finally finding my own voice.
I think we are, as one saying goes, “spiritual beings having a human experience.” For me, that means I have chosen to be the (human) eyes, ears, mouth and hands through which Divine Consciousness in ALL its many forms flows. What better way to live than in the conscious awareness of our individual divine birthright to help bring joy and laughter, truth and beauty, healing and pure, unconditional love into physical manifestation?
I feel so sad as I look at this great country of ours and feel the deep, deep, DEEP fear that binds (there’s that word again!) SO many people, locking families, friends, neighbors, whole communities into a state of separation and separateness, not realizing that they are literally sitting in the midst of paradise if they will only open their hearts to the true meaning of the most important teaching the Master Jesus brought to the West – “love thy neighbor (and thy enemy!) as thyself.” And as Denise (above) pointed out, “…do unto others…”
How many thousands and thousands of years has this message been repeated, by every major spiritual teaching, both East and West that has manifested on this planet? It is not a “new” teaching, and it is not an easy teaching, but it really cannot get much simpler, can it?!!
I also happen to believe we are in the midst of a major transition period here on Earth – a time of consciousness expansion and global self realization. Old systems and paradigms are falling away, being replaced by new ones. It is an uncomfortable process, causing many people to feel disconnected, dislocated and even devastated when life as they know it disappears, sometimes instantaneously.
Whether we personally experience the devastation of an earthquake or tornado or flood, or the loss of a job or a loved one, or stand as witnesses to such events, I think we help (or hinder) this process of transformation depending on where we choose to place our focus and attention.
I am not perfect by any means and so I am constantly reminding myself that no matter what my current circumstances are, the more I visualize the kind of reality I want to be living – for me it is a life that is first and foremost connected to Spirit, filled with a sense of peace and purpose and love for all living things – the more quickly I sense those qualities flowing through me, and out, embracing everyone with whom I interact. This is the job I came here to do, and when I am done, well, Joy! I will look forward to my next assignment!
Kate, I honestly think that as you continue on your journey , you are carrying your own unique awareness of what is right and True. Whether you choose to engage in actual conversations with people along your route, or not, you are anchoring your own extraordinary perception of Truth and Joy. What a beautiful gift you are sharing with us all!
So to you Kate, and all of you Divine Souls who are reading this blog, may you all be filled with Joy, Love, Compassion, and Light! And know that you are safe, you are protected, and you are guided in all things and in all circumstances.