We are being asked to step up to a higher frequency, consciously and deliberately. It is not enough to sit back and allow the new world to simply reveal itself to us, although it is doing exactly that. However, the new world cannot reveal itself completely without our conscious and deliberate participation. We must become active co-creators in this endeavor, so that each action, each thought is deliberate and careful, in congruence with the frequencies being manifested by the new world. I have spoken before about the importance of taking responsibility for who you are in every day life, in every single moment. This is that responsibility both multiplied and simplified.
The world changes every day, and we change with it. I suspect if you look back to were you were a year or two ago, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, you would notice a remarkable difference.   Our journey of self-discovery and evolution has taken flight on wings of light. How fortunate we are to be alive in this time of deliberate consciousness and awakening.
It has been an honor and privilege to share my voice with you. The future is still revealing itself to me but in the meantime, you can still find me at “The Clarion’s Call: Messages to Light the Way” on Instagram and Facebook. I would be honored to see you there. Keep your eyes peeled for theclarionscall.com. If you would like to be notified, please contact me at JFINLEY04631@gmail.com.
And so we are told:
Allow the Light to lift your wings as they carry you forward. Each moment is but one step on the path of discovery that underpins the lives of all. Never forget that you co-create each step, remembering at all times the importance of conscious participation. Fear has no place now. An open heart and the patience to listen must be the response to all that reveals itself to each of you. There are no endings, only changes of direction birthed from the rightness of the moment. The commitment of each soul must be absolute for within every breath is found the seed of each next step.  
Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. ~~~Rumi

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Did we think rebirth would be easy? We are experiencing our second Passover and Easter season under the cloud of Covid, with the underlying themes of death, suffering and rebirth. Now is the perfect moment to stop and check in with ourselves. We knew the world was being made anew, and us within it. Why does it feel so unfamiliar in so many ways?
I have to admit that I occasionally feel a bit unmoored these days. The energy of the world has changed dramatically, becoming more electrical and unpredictable and HUGE. I want to respond in the old familiar ways to all that occurs, and I find I can’t, almost as if I have forgotten how, which leaves me feeling a bit confused and almost overwhelmed. The ground is constantly moving beneath my feet, so grounding myself is a trickier proposition than it used to be. The energies we are dealing with are unfamiliar and glorious, but their very unfamiliarity makes them seem tricky.
We are creatures of habits and patterns, us humans. We want to go on as if *nothing* has changed, and yet, *everything* has changed and continues to change. We are not the same people we were two years ago. We are learning that we are so much more than we thought, with no clear idea of what that “more” might be.
We respond to most stimuli without conscious thought and yet it occurs to me that conscious and deliberate thought might be exactly what is called for here.
Everything is different. There is no going back. We are in a different world, with different rules that do not appear to be clear.
And yet, when I stop and simply listen, I begin to know and recognize this place. When I stop and simply listen, I realize that I am no less supported. When I stop and listen, I hear my Heart/Mind and know that all is well.
And so I am told:
As always, you must begin at the beginning. A newborn bird must grow before it can learn to fly. A human baby does not walk at birth. Humans have long believed themselves superior, but they must learn to grow before they walk or fly. For those accustomed to being “in control,” this period of transformation will rankle. Surrender is the pathway forward, assisted by regular mediation and reflection. Careful consideration of the pathway forward is essential, as it opens the mind and brain. Humankind must relinquish selfish thoughts and aspirations and begin to consider the Whole in all decisions. All thought, words and deeds affect the entirety of existence, and separation thinking prevents the heart/mind and mind/heart from achieving equilibrium. Stop and reflect upon these words, for you can be given no more profound and important assistance. Your resist what you do not know, a sidestep of denial that must be stopped immediately. You cannot learn to walk if you continue to deny that walking exists.
The degree of difficulty adapting to your newer way of Be-ing is entirely up to each individual.
In truth, you are not becoming something “new,” rather one could say you are remembering something forgotten, as you re-member all that you are. You are never denied assistance; indeed, it is you who deny the assistance.
We are here with you, to guard and guide, but these next “steps” of leaving behind outworn patterns of behavior and choice are yours to consciously make. You must choose and accept your choice to embrace all that you are. Many think you have made this choice but doing so includes accepting what you cannot yet know and see, including the associated discomfort of “change.”
Think of this as learning to walk in a different gradient of gravity. With practice and focus, you would learn to adjust. This is no different, and your willingness is the foundation. Stop trying to recreate the past and let your inner world introduce itself to you. Allow the marriage of Heart and Mind to direct all that you do. Allow a new Voice to emerge.
The attempt to control what you do not yet know is fear’s way of preventing you from walking off the cliff into the limitless realm. Your heart knows the truth of what happens when you do indeed allow yourself that step. You have been taught that the road rises to meet you, and yes, this is so. But you, in limiting the perception, might miss the possibility of wings that might instead develop to take you wherever your Soul desires. Or even something more....

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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This last week a question was posed to me regarding doing one’s personal best; a profoundly worthy question in these confusing times.  As we learn to live in Unity, we must question what we have been taught historically and question our reactions and responses to that conditioning.
The concept of doing one’s best is fraught with questions regarding the motivation behind the goal.   If  I am attempting to do my “best” and I am doing it for monetary gain or for recognition, is my motivation really about a personal best?  And why have I decided that this should be my personal best?    A personal best in sports or other competitions is one thing, and a personal best is appropriate.  In daily life, we are taught to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.  I just wonder, dominated by ego as we are, if we are individually the best best perspective on what that  “best” might be... Mightn’t our “best” change with our perspective, our focus, our criteria, and our motivation?
I do not attempt to make an argument one way or the other. The purpose is simply to make you aware that there are many reasons why we each attempt a “personal best” and it is important to identify what those reasons are.  In Unity thinking, we have to remember that what we do for one, we do for all because our energies and our personal motivation absolutely affect everyone around us. What we clear for ourselves, we clear for everyone. It is so important to remember that.
And so I am told:
When one is aligned with one’s personal Truth,  with clarity of vision and honesty, seeing one’s motivation for action becomes clear. Do you act out of fear or divine direction? Do you see how this is similar to “doing the right thing for the wrong reason”?  For example, if you choose to further yourself because you do not recognize your own gifts and unique qualities but still want to be “better” than those you have set your self in competition with, you are acting from a place of shadow, rather than following the direction of the Higher Self.  Fear has become the motivator.  “Personal best” is a concept that must be examined for motivation, with clear and heartfelt honesty. Being the best one can be at any given time is, in and of itself, not a positive or negative.  It simply is a choice.  It is a judgment, and judgment implies either/or thinking as opposed to both/and.  In Unity Consciousness, one must endeavor to accept ALL that each soul embodies, the “good” with the “bad”, so to speak. The pressure of cultural influence cannot be ignored, so each being must face their own inner truth with clarity and an open and loving heart. 
As one begins to embrace Unity Consciousness, one must be willing to let go of patterns of behavior and thought that support separation.  One must take the time to think with the heart and embrace with the mind, allowing new insights and patterns of behavior to develop and replace those outworn patterns. 
  

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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The news this week was horrific.  The selfish, mindless killing of innocent people just to satisfy the ungovernable shadow aspects of one young male has just gutted me. Not because we haven’t seen this kind of behavior, but exactly because we have and it still continues. Unabatedly.
I dream of a better, kinder world. A world where we help one another rise to their potential. A world where one race, one color, one religion, one gender, one bank account is not more valued than another.  I dream of a world where life is appreciated and celebrated, not ripped away for selfish reasons.  I dream of a world where Mother Earth is cherished and nurtured, and not exploited. Of a world where women and children are not violated and used. I dream of a world where we greet and welcome one another with kindness and compassion.
As I write this, it is the first day of spring, and yesterday Shelly Leal wrote this in Saturday’s Cosmic Consciousness blog, “Today is a balance point, where we can come to rest in the midst of duality, of yin and yang, masculine and feminine, and take stock of how far we have come and where we want to go next.”
I hope we will all take this moment and do so.
And so I am told:
The lessons humankind struggles to learn are unfortunately basic ones, those of the open heart.  Until each individual learns to go inward, to face and embrace all shadow aspects of the self, forward progress is stymied.  While all must be embraced and acknowledged, an open and willing heart is required to do so.  The fear of not being enough drives the need to be superior to others.  Do you see how that obstructs learning and acceptance?  Do you not yet see that when these situations are presented to each of you that they are opportunities of learning?  
Everything in your world was designed to teach you of rebirth and renewal, which comes from the Heart. This should be obvious by now.  Today is the first day of Spring in what you refer to as your Northern Hemisphere, a perfect reminder of cycles and renewal.  Each year you observe this cycle being played out around you, its message vivid and clear, and yet humankind continues to repeat that which clearly does not work, embracing instead oppression and constraint.
There is a flow to all life that must be honored and acknowledged and it begins within the heart of each individual.  Let this be the moment in time/space where each person chooses the Path of the Heart.  The Earth and every living being depend on your choice.

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