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.

 

 


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Throughout history, humankind has looked to a leader to light the way. We followed in their footsteps, allowing them to be the face of Light in the world. They were the One Who Knew The Way, and we looked to them to guide and inform us.
This changes with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We are being asked to assume her Light and carry it forward. No longer can the one represent the many while the many stand by awaiting direction.
Now is the time for the Light to awaken in the hearts of everyone. This isn’t a matter of taking to the streets although you may choose that path. This is a matter of knowing what is right and what is wrong and how to work together for the betterment of our world. We serve the Light by being the Light.
It is the veracity of Light. Light and unity are not something that exist “out there”. They are something we carry within us and embody, a sacred endeavor, a choice, an obligation, an honor. A commitment.
And so this I ask you: are you willing to fully embody the Light? Let the light of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, let the Light of All There Is fill your body so fully that there will never be any question about how we take care of humanity, each other, our world and ourselves. We have historically held our own Lights at a distance. “I don’t deserve this.” “I’m not like him/her.” “I am just one person.” Have you said something like that to yourself before? I say to you now - Stop. Stop it. Light isn’t something that is based on merit. Light just simply IS and it is who we are.
In the world of division and polarization, we have lived as many individuals with the emphasis on the needs of the one, the self. In point of fact, we’ve been selfish and greedy. Certainly some of us have done lots of good things, some of us have done some good things and some of us are just struggling to get by. No judgment here - it’s a hard world. But now we have the opportunity to change it, to become more. If we can see the many as one, and one as many then we become unified.
When we see ourselves as part of the earth and that the earth is part of us, we become unified. When we find a way to work through something rather than roll over it, we become unified. When the needs of the smallest become as important as those of the loudest, we become unified. When your first thought is to reach your hand out to help and not strike out, we become unified. When unity becomes more important than political party, we become unified. Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied Light, she embodied voice in action and she embodied truth. She was an exceptional human being because she accepted that she had a mission to carry her Light. She fully embodied her Light.
Find that Light within you, and begin to fully embody it. You see Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s Light? That Light is you. That Light is all of us.
Yes there are still hard days before us but we know the path forward is one of Light.
And with open hearts embracing unity and fully embodied Light, we can move mountains.
Message from the Mother:
Grieve not for she is Light now, a light you carry within your hearts. She came to open doors and this she has done, easing the way for those of you who will now step into her shoes. For this is her final gift: that her spirit, her sense of justice and desire for equal rights for women is set alight within the hearts of all who desire unity. There can be no unity without the Divine Feminine in her rightful place. Now each of you carry her torch. Where there was one, now are many.
I promise each of you this: she has not left the world; she has set hearts aflame, and these hearts will change the world. Today it begins. The Divine Feminine has risen.

 


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This past week was one of eye-popping and eye-opening disclosures and heart-rending destruction of the Pacific Northwest. The days forward will continue to test our mettle and faith. The Change is truly upon us.   Our Lights, our faith and trust are more important than ever before. Now is the time to dig even deeper, awakening and knowing who you truly are - and believe me, we have barely begun to scratch the surface. We are so identified with the role we play in this one life that we cannot imagine being something more than that. In many cases, we are just beginning to recognize our shadow self and begin to welcome home those unloved parts of ourselves. This work is essential but we all must dig a little deeper, opening the door to our most Sacred Self.
I ask you to spend regular time in the coming days in meditation and hold both humanity and our world in Light and Love. See yourselves connected to all who came to Light the way forward in these dark days. Keep fear at bay, knowing that all is well, that all will be well.
Message from the Mother:
We are gathered here under my welcoming arms to change the world, stripping away all illusion and misconceptions. With alliances old and new working together with the Light of Love, we come as guardians must to clean away the toxic misalliances and abuses that have become so prevalent. As any loving parent would do, I have allowed time/space for mistakes to reveal themselves and corrective action to be taken.   Instead, the addictive love of power has has become the prevailing focus. Power’s heady appeal seduces but like any addictive substance, it becomes its own prison. I will clean house in my own way, assisted by my sisters and brothers.  
I speak to you, from the heart of Hearts. This wanton abuse and desecration of my Creation and my children will be addressed. The rage of the crumbling patriarchy will yet erupt and I implore you to remain in your hearts. Allow the Light of the One to fill your hearts and souls, trusting that all is well. His days are over and he knows it and hates it with all of his being. He has over-identified with the part he was to play and now resists its passing. The blinds are open, the doors thrown wide, and none can be closed again.
All is well, my children, the Awakening is here and the Truth will be delivered.   My Love knows no bounds.
 

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Many times I have written about the dualistic nature of the world in which we live. We are dualistic creatures in a world we define via polarities (right or wrong, man or woman, hot and cold, and so on). We manifest our beliefs within ourselves and project them into the world we see and create. Everything out there is us, remember? It is our projection. And because of the extreme polarities we project, division and divisiveness seem to be the rule of the day, causing great disruption and even violence.
We yearn for a “better” world, one of peace and happiness and enough for all to co-exist in harmony. But the truth is that if we lived in a “perfect” world, whatever that looks like to you, we would not flourish; we would stagnate. No growth, no challenges, no awareness; just same old, same old. We have forgotten that we created this world, exactly as it is, through our own inner chaos and imbalance. Even as we enter the coming new age, our purpose is to see all as unity. Remember?
Chaos in and of itself is not a negative thing, in opposition to harmony. Chaos is simply part of Be-ing. If you visualize a pendulum, you will quickly come to understand that it swings to create balance. Balance is never exact because it is not a destination; it is the process. It takes chaos with this constant rebalancing to provide growth and stimulation to our lives and the world we create around us.
We are afraid of chaos. We have created a world in which rules, laws, and expectations corral and herd our chaotic natures into socially accepted behavior. In this way, we can live in harmony with others and live productive lives.
The truth is that right now chaos is leaking out the sides and our rules and boundaries aren’t working very well. Why? Because over time, the fear of chaos, the fear of knowing ourselves so deeply that we see the chaos within has become so frightening that we have chosen to ignore it, to pretend it doesn’t exist. We are all attempting to control our environments and ourselves in ways that prove to the world and ourselves that there is no chaos. The tighter we hold on, the less all the boundaries work. Our “safe” dualistic world is collapsing around us. Our Shadows are running rampant because they have been denied and ignored for too long.
I have never liked roller coasters. They scare me and I feel hopelessly out of control. They are fraught with the possibility of disaster. They are chaotic. Therefore, I never get on a roller coaster because it is scary and potentially unsafe.
But how is that different from driving a car to work, climbing a flight of stairs, starting a new job or going to the grocery store? Disaster can strike anywhere, any time but we live with the illusion (and illusion it is) that some activities are safer than others. Some are, statistically, but even so, we are deceiving ourselves with an illusion of “safety”, and as long we do this, our blinders will remain intact.
We have cut ourselves off from the true experience of life and our deepest Selves. Our tightly controlled lives, the world we create and our inner selves never reach full expression; we never fully embrace life. We never fully release our wings.
As long as we are fighting ourselves and resisting the chaos within, we will continue to see chaos played out before us and feel victim to a world out of control. We will be stuck waiting for circumstances and life to get “better”.
The truth is that we are not ever going to have a perfectly peaceful world or whatever vision of perfection you hold in your heart. Remember the story The Three Little Pigs? Perhaps we should reread it as a cautionary tale of the denial of chaos...
It is time our focus shifted from wishing for “better” into accepting that the chaos we see is the hidden chaos within. We all carry a vision inside of how we want our lives to be but we can’t get there without allowing ourselves the opportunity to completely know and accept all there is within ourselves.
No one can question how much we have opened, accepted and been willing to face in ourselves and our shadows in these last few years.
Time for the next step. Time to truly acknowledge that everything we see out there is our projection. We must embrace the chaos within and allow it to lead us to our absolute truth.
It is only when we can accept chaos and embrace it as part of our deepest selves that we truly begin to live.
Chaos is who we are. All of us.
And so I am told:
Chaos is the spoon stirring the soup, it is the change of seasons, it is the alchemy of the indrawn breath oxygenating the body. Without chaos, there is nothing. If you perceive it out in the world, then it exists within you. To deny this is to ignore a significant aspect of humankind’s most essential nature. That denial has lead to the karmic circumstances humankind now faces. As always, the choice is yours. Do you stay lost in your denial, seeing chaos as only “out there”, hoping, praying, and expecting rescue?
Or do you open the door and make room at the table for your innermost nature? Befriend your inner chaos and learn not to fear what is within you?
The path forward lies in acceptance of and taking responsibility for who you truly are, which includes all aspects of your most divine nature. The divine nature of chaos is your most secret self and your salvation, for it, partnered with your open heart, will open the gateways to the stars and beyond. The Path forward starts within.
Quote from the movie “Parenthood”:
[Gil has been complaining about his complicated life; Grandma wanders into the room] 
Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: Oh?
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.

***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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