I woke up this morning with the words “pay attention” reverberating in my head. As I made my way to the kitchen for coffee, the words continued. I fed the dogs, did some laundry, planned my day, and still, I heard the words “pay attention.”
So I stopped. I sat down, got quiet, and I listened to the world around me. I. Got. Quiet. I felt my heart beat. I listened to my breath, and I began to feel the rhythm of my body. Tight muscles began to relax, and a sense of well being filled my body. I felt my breath slow, and I began to settle back into my body with a sense of coming home.
Those who guide me tell me that those moments when we turn inward and pay attention help us connect not only with our inner selves but also more deeply with Mother Earth and each other. We must learn to live consciously, paying attention in every moment. The need for this becoming extremely important, I am told. In my mind’s eye, I am shown a fishnet-like framework, with each of us as the points of connection, and this framework surrounds the earth.
And they tell me that our simple act of paying attention creates this framework. This simple? I asked incredulously. And with all the love with which they surround me, they replied resoundingly: Yes. Just this simple. It has always been thus. The inner world creates the outer world. But it must begin with paying attention to your own inner world.
We cannot forget that we are changing with the world, and that change must be supported and nourished. Pay attention to the thoughts you tell yourself, the decisions and choices you make. Reach out to others for support if you need it. Most of all, pay attention to that inner self with which you are blessed. I am told that we must be vigilant in this pursuit because it will become increasingly more important. Everyone I talk to is struggling in some way, and it is important that we who can create a safe haven within for ourselves and for others. A global community is arising in which we are already members. But we must be members in good standing so that we may create a powerful foundation for all of us.
So I say to you Pay Attention. The single most important thing you can do for yourself every day is simply pay attention to your inner self. Allow yourself moments to reboot, to check in with yourself and see what you need. So go on, go sit down and just breathe.

***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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We watch you and stay with you as you transit this passage of change and discomfort. All is well, dear ones; we promise that all is occurring as foretold. Many changes are on the horizon, so to speak, and adjusting to them will take your committed focus. We say this not to create fear but to reassure you that all continues exactly as it should.
The Misguided Masculine continues to resist facing his own shadow and owning responsibility for where he finds himself. Power acts as an intoxicant and does indeed corrupt absolutely. His resistance is exacerbated by the kernel of knowledge within him that tells him that his actions are wrong. This knowledge infuriates him and scrapes raw the wound within.
This dynamic plays out in each of you. The Misguided Masculine occurs not only in the faces you see on the news and around you but also within yourselves. Your reaction to all you have seen and experienced regarding this dynamic throughout your lifetime creates a sinkhole of shadow beliefs, resentments and even victimhood.
Step away from what you see out there and look within yourself to the storylines you have created around this dynamic. Do you feel powerless? Are you angry and resentful? Do you feel victimized by circumstances within your life? Do you tell yourself you are not good enough? If so, examine why and how you came to feel this way, for here lies the blessed wisdom hidden within your own Misguided Masculine. Be scrupulous in your examination, for nothing less than complete humility and honesty is required to return the Misguided Masculine to Sacred and Whole status.
Your Observer Self must be vigilant, watching and examining every encounter with others, every conversation within your self, any bit of storyline you have incorporated into your own personal myth. It is not enough to stand by and watch the Patriarchy crumble. Each of you must do your own inner work so that the Sacred Masculine arises from the ashes of the Patriarchy, in true Phoenix fashion.   Embrace the fire, for it leads you home.

***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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Recently, I have found myself examining and releasing old storylines from my life, those beliefs I have held on to unconsciously but with great conviction. Something happened this week that caused a twinge-like feeling that I interpreted originally as hurt feelings. As a result, I found myself falling down a rabbit hole of old beliefs about myself. I felt as if I were watching a movie, oddly enough. That sense of separation from the “story” unfolding is what clued me into the process. I was being shown old beliefs that have underscored my life that no longer serve a purpose. That last part is critical. Recently we entered the Via Combusta and Mercury’s retrograde journey began, so we must utilize this time/space to continue the process of clearing the old familiar sense that we are each limited by our stories.   For instance, I can’t do “x” because “y” happened to me or so and so told me I couldn’t.
In order for our Crystalline Selves to flourish, we must allow the transformation within us not only to continue unimpeded but to assist the process in any way we can. This requires us to be as conscious and deliberate as we possibly can, thereby allowing the process to lead us into the hidden Shadow aspects of ourselves that we so assiduously ignore deliberately or unconsciously.
Some of the storylines I have discovered about myself appeared very mundane but as I examined them, I discovered they had serious consequences on how I viewed my place in this world. They created limits that no longer serve me, and upon conscious examination, don’t even make sense.
Our minds flood us with these circular patterns of thought that dis-able us in one form or another. And again, some of them are so mundane that they slip by our conscious mind and continue daily. I urge you to question everything you believe about yourself. Hold it up to the Light and ask yourSelf if it serves you with love. If it does not, flood it with love and let it go. You don’t personally have to love it. Just ask that Love flood it and you will feel the transformation begin.
We are being asked to look ourselves in the eye, with open heart and direct gaze. Releasing that which no longer serves us releases us to our Crystalline Selves, so that we may better serve ourselves, each other and this beautiful world around us.

***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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In each life, there are many rebirths, varying in intensity and duration, but all important and life altering. As Libra flows into Scorpio, a period of global rebirth begins. As with all gestation and birth, it does not occur immediately or necessarily easily.  This Rebirth must be approached with diligence, with commitment and with a sense of excitement.  This period of time/space is different from those in your past as it requires one to remain awake and conscious, with deliberate thought and reflection.  The Crystalline Self must take its place as co-creator, and as such, must take responsibility for words spoken, thoughts generated and actions taken.  Most of human life has been experienced as impulse driven, impulse leading to action leading to impulse.  In this time/space, you will observe clearly that words, thoughts and actions directly manifest the world around you.  The skill to create deliberately with Heart/Mind working in unison will require practice, awareness and patience, as do all new skills.  We have through these many past messages attempted to impress upon you the importance of Right Action in the New World.  Be patient with yourselves as you move forward.  You are birthing the embodiment of the Christed Consciousness into yourselves and into the New World.  Strive for equilibrium and allow yourselves to flow, as if down a rapidly moving river. You may fight the currents and rapids or you may choose to flow with them. The choice is always yours but either way, you must never forget that you chose to incarnate in this particular space/time, to facilitate this Sacred Birth.  Seek to discover the secrets of your Divine Plan, for here all may be made clear.  Rejoice, for your Rebirth is at hand.

***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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