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Another difficult week but one with a hint of hope, reminding us that we are not victims of these times. Sometimes it has felt as if we were, as we attempt to navigate the unnavigable 2020. Everything feels bigger than we are and unstoppable. We feel out of control which causes confusion and fear.
But this is not true.
What we see out there is created by us, and if that is the case, why would we choose to give our power away and let 2020 just happen to us?
It is past time we remembered who we are and why we are here.
Deep inside each of us, we believe we are not whole, that there is still something to attain out there. Ask yourself, would your soul send an incomplete you into a life? You might forget the totality of yourself but you would never be less than the entirety of YOU.
As long as we believe we are not whole unto ourselves, as long as we carry one little piece of doubt about our wholeness, as long as we believe ourselves weak and small, everything will seem bigger and unstoppable. When you fill yourself with Light, your Light, your body knows the truth of your wholeness.
Take a moment to breathe in your Light, letting it fill you completely. As you experience the light filling you up, allow yourself to feel how pure and complete it feels.
But how many times have stopped ourselves from allowing ourselves to be Light? When the monkey mind thinks about the Light, we quantify it. Is it big enough? Do others have more? Is mine good enough? Powerful enough? Our very act of observing it stops it because we bring judgement to the table.
If we want to change the world, it seems to me that it must begin and end within us, as our experience of change. As our experience of being Light with no qualifiers or quantifiers.
This week I ask you to spend time experiencing your own light. Try to do it several times a day, allowing light to fill you up completely, without judgement, without question. Fill yourself up and simply celebrate that Light, as fully and completely as you can allow. I promise, with practice, it will get easier and your awareness of your Light will expand exponentially.
And so I am told:
 Your Light is who you are. There can be no separation, only denial. The denial of light has hurt humankind immeasurably. Rejecting your divine nature in favor of self-serving desires has caused you to forget that you are all one. The only way forward is to be Light, to walk in Light, to Light the way. And forward you will go, Light or no. The choice is yours.

***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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I am beginning to understand something I did not know I didn’t understand. We talk about unity as the basis of the new world. We know that it means there is no difference between light and dark, that both sides of a polarity are one whole unit. While I understood in the abstract, the application of this has been more daunting. In the polarized world we live in, the differences are so glaring and often painful and anger-inducing. These extremes make unity seem out of reach and nearly impossible, like a pipe dream.
These last couple of weeks watching trump’s Covid carnival show has elicited a variety of emotions in me. Anger has been the predominant one, with grief, frustration, helplessness and sorrow as handmaidens. The situation is appalling and ludicrous, all at the same time.
During my meditations, I pray. I attempt to hold trump, his overly privileged family and his amoral and unethical cohorts with compassion. We all play a role in this crazy life, right? They are doing an amazing job of playing out their roles. The Breaking is here; it has to happen. The Old Age is dead; long live the New Age. Part and parcel. All one.
Even knowing all that, I struggle. Everything they stand for is odious. Their attack on every concept our world has been built on feels very personal. And it has been personal, as their words and actions directly affect the wellbeing of all of us in one way or another.
His absolute disregard for the safety of others both before he tested positive and since is abhorrent.
And yet. And yet...in my mediations over the last couple of days, I saw something else. I saw the fear of the wounded child that is the source of his adult behavior. I saw how much he just wanted to be loved and accepted. To feel special. I saw his pain.
Does this change anything? Not really. As adults, we get to decide every moment how we behave and what we take forward. His role in this life was not to learn from his losses and past but to use them as a weapon of destruction. And he has been wildly successful.
All it means is that I saw him in unity. I saw his wounding and feel enormous compassion for that child. And I see the man he has become, a man who every moment of every day chooses himself above all else. A man who came here to Break the structures of our world.
For us to ever achieve unity, we must be willing to see everyone in their entirety. We are never just one encounter, one thought, one reaction. We are a sum total of all of our experiences. We no longer really look in another person’s eyes, allowing ourselves to connect heart to heart, and that is a great loss. Seems like we have lost the ability to really see into the heart of someone else. Without that connection, that willingness, that understanding, unity is out of reach.
We have to learn again to really listen to what others are telling us. Even as we no longer use the eyes to deeply communicate, our conversations with others have, for the most part, become superficial and seldom go very deep or allow room for real openness and intimacy.
As we begin to create our new world, the possibility is that these abilities will redevelop and increase in importance. In fact, I believe many of us will find that we have just been waiting for the opportunity to be fully open and real in all our relationships and in our expression of life. Even now, the wearing of masks means our mouths are hidden and our eyes must communicate what the mouths hide. We pay more attention to eyes again.
It has occurred to me that in my overwhelming reaction to circumstances lately that I had become polarized. It took a few days for me to balance once again and regain my equilibrium, I admit it. These last two weeks hit me hard. Once I saw trump’s pain, everything equalized for me. His pain is my pain is your pain. We all have pain in our lives. The moment we acknowledge that and allow compassion to arise in our hearts for ourselves and others, we become unified. When we learn to listen and see with our hearts, we open the door to understanding. Only from there can we embrace unity.
And so I am told:
Oh bright ones, you who seek the Light with every fiber of your being, you are the future. Continue to allow doors within you to open to understanding and lead you to unity. Union is nothing more than seeing the sacred in everyone, in every thing. That is your lesson, your calling, your future, your Be-ing.
“...the seat of every single act of true power must be understanding. Otherwise, you are nothing more than an extension of chaos.”
~Odette C. Bell

 

 

 

 

 


***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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Since the news about Trump’s illness came out I have been uncharacteristically angry. Not at him for being ill, but by the heedless behavior of him and his cohorts. Throughout much of the weekend, I was consumed with anger at the people around us who deliberately put others at risk because of their jacked-up theories and beliefs about Covid 19. Watching this national debacle with Trump’s illness and the ongoing disregard of his administration toward the safety of others, and experiencing an extremely similar situation in my own personal life that has left people I care about deliberately exposed has affected me profoundly.
And yes, there is more to come and it has to be this way. We chose to be here for this, to be the Light, to Light the way. I know that a part of me continues this sacred work while the mother and human part of me right now has been filled up to the brim with frustration and fear and rage...
It ain’t pretty but it’s real. We have all struggled this year. We rely on our own inner strength and our support systems to get us through. Some days are easier than others and some not so much. Some are just plain horrid.
As I have said before, I live with a foot in two worlds. One, the mundane, illusory world we are all participating in to some degree or another. The other foot resides in a world of unity where all is well. That is my (our) true home but because we still “live” in a world of polarity, these worlds seem separate and distant when in fact they are not. One is the dream, the illusion, and it seems to me to lie on top of the true world. A window dressing, so to speak; a costume, a role.
The higher truths sustain and balance us when the illusion becomes too close for comfort. We are being asked who we are and our every hidden aspect is being paraded out in the world for all to see and experience. We have to choose our way forward with care and deliberation. Love is the only way forward. Our anger and frustration must be honored and released, not carried forward where it might lead to further division.
And so I am told:
Transformation comes to all, with all its aches and pains. The promise of rebirth is assured as is the dawning of the new age. In the darkest moments, deep reserves are discovered and courage is found. The Hero’s Journey continues as you are asked to face your deepest fears and hidden self. Those of you born to light the way know this, even as emotion threatens to overwhelm. One must never forget that emotion is energy in motion, designed to move you from one place to another. Emotion is not who you are; it is a process of informing your inner self. Allow emotion its voice without allowing it dominance. Take time to breathe, to step away into reflection and peace to recharge and refresh. Meditate. Honor the Light within for it is the true reflection of you. Remember who you are.
You may not see it yet, but the Dawn is coming.
The shadow must be honored if the light is to dawn. Ellias Lonsdale

 


***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 continues to horrify, frighten, anger and mystify. Hidden within all the attention-grabbing disaster, are wonderful stories of inspiration and hope. Why are they so hidden? Why are they not the lead stories? Humans seem to be obsessed with darkness and fear, don’t they? We love our reality shows, the more outrageous the better, and certainly few if any of them actually celebrate the Light.
We can’t just blame our obsession on “scary stuff sells” or anything else. I think we have to face the possibility that we have allowed darkness to consume our focus. One could very easily make the argument that it is because our shadows are screaming for our attention. If we see darkness “out there”, then maybe we will recognize it in ourselves and make it conscious.
Doesn’t seem to be working very well, does it? Or is it working perfectly?? Shadow work has been front and center throughout this chaotic 2020. Many have embraced it as part of their spiritual path. Many struggle. And many remain asleep. Each has their own intended path.
The other night, I saw a preview for a new tv show and heard this old rubric: Darkness doesn’t really exist. Darkness is just the absence of light.
It struck powerfully me in that moment for much power we give to darkness. Darkness overwhelms and frightens and seems insurmountable. And yet I am reminded of Albus Dumbledore’s perfect quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
We forget that darkness can be dispelled with the application of light. So simple. Funny how we are sort of programmed to forget the simplest things.
Darkness and light exist side by side, reflecting and balancing each other. It is past time for us to embrace the idea and remember to turn on the light.   Especially when we are scared and feel threatened, like many of us are when we check out the current news. We know we are Light, so it is time to apply that knowledge.
A liberal application of Light might shift everything.
And so I am told:
Blessed ones, this is not a battle of good versus evil, or dark versus light. It is about embracing and accepting that both not only live within you but are the underpinnings of your very existence. Only when you can make room for both will they balance each other out. Only when you recognize your own balanced entirety will peace be achieved. This process begins with accepting yourself in all of your perceived positives and negatives. Do not waste your time wishing those you see would change and be better, kinder, whatever. Turn your focus inward and allow your Light to open doors to your most hidden self. Humans, in their effort to belittle others and themselves, have lost sight of who they truly are. We urge you to begin accepting the Divine nature of your existence. You are infinitely more than you can imagine, even with all of your perceived flaws and inadequacies. Allow your Light its full expression. You do not need to portion it out as if you might run out. Indeed, the more you shine, the brighter the Light. You are ready and that ordained moment in time/space has arrived. Allow your glorious Light to permeate you that you might fully give yourself into its loving embrace. As you do this, you will begin to see and feel the dissipation of the power that darkness has held over you. Darkness will not cease to exist but instead will achieve balance with Light, both within you and within what you see “out there”. The Rebalancing of your world begins and ends with each of you.

 

 


***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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