Putting Out the Trash

Good morning!  It’s been a while since there’s been a new post here.  New day, new month, so much going on, blogging took a very brief back seat.  We’re back!  Is almost everyone in clearing mode right now?  We have been, meaning myself and my loved ones.  No uncomfortable cleaning/clearing this time, just deep, long awaited, joyous release of emotions, things, and thoughts that no longer fit.

There was minor retrying-on of a few items.  If they do still fit, why get rid of them?  But for the most part, everyone is on track and blissfully moving forward in our truly enjoyable present, without all the old encumbrances.  FREEDOM!

One of my daughters has a mandate in her own family, home, and life:  Donate, give or otherwise remove everything not currently in use.  Obviously this does not include financial records or holiday decorations, but everything else is fair game!  I’ve accused her of being fanatical about this.  She swears it keeps the energy of her life moving, flowing, and bringing in wondrous new stuff that’s way better than all the old put together.  And she hasn’t even studied feng shui!

Many folks cling to things, ideas, and habits out of fear.  Merely considering letting go of some parts of our lives can be scary, although they long ago became useless, even unhealthy.  If you’ve ever watched a show about hoarding, you already know this. Useless clutter interferes with functionality as well as beauty and peacefulness, as well as providing a haven for dirt and filth. Hoarding is undeniably unhealthy.

But what about just hanging onto such things as food choices that don’t keep us healthy, choosing criticism rather than bestowing a compliment, or continuing to smoke because, “I’m not ready to give it up!  I really enjoy smoking.”

Recently I read a remark that, compared to the Gulf oil spill, “My smoking doesn’t seem so bad!”  That floored me to utter silence. The person making that remark is an intelligent, lovely person who has stubbornly clung to her tobacco habit even though it has cost her clients, friends, and loved ones.  The habit was more important to her than anyone else’s comfort, and people left her life.  I was one of them.

She introduced me to other smokers, perhaps with the intent that I would “get used to it”.  I didn’t.  What happened in my life, in response to constant reminders that, “I have a right to light!” was that I assumed a silent stand that I have a right to breathe clean air, to fill my lungs with oxygen, and to enjoy the smells of my home and my surroundings!

Looking back, I have much to thank this woman for!  I did learn to quietly, firmly stand up for what is right for me, and to let go of behaviors, people, relationships, and things that do not belong in my harmonious, peaceful life.  She literally forced me into it, and I’m eternally grateful!

A couple of times, I wondered if she ever missed my presence in her life.  I doubt that she ever did.  In fact, I’m certain that she still prefers her cigarettes and other habits to the friendship of anyone who cannot hang with consumption of her second-hand and third-hand smoke.

The bottom line is, everyone gets to make their own choices here! Short of your doing something glaringly illegal, and often not even then, no one comes into your life and rips away the things you cling to.  Many of us fear the discomfort of change.  Those with actual addictions fear the physical pain and agony of withdrawing from what they are choosing to hang onto.

We who do periodic cleaning/clearing of ourselves, bodies, homes, and personal spaces, come to enjoy even the symptoms of clearing because these symptoms herald the freedom and clarity that follow!

My personal journey with Reiki has been one of pursuing functionality and seeking health.  I’ve learned to be comfortable with everyone’s choices, including my own when it becomes necessary to let go of all that hurts me.  Yes, at times this includes leaving behind people that I genuinely love.  The love never departs.  Fortunately, I love myself enough to set and honor the boundaries that make my own life enjoyable.

To me, this is what Reiki is all about.  As we live day-to-day according to The Reiki Principles, it becomes first nature to KNOW OUR SELVES, and to joyously live accordingly!  The Reiki Precepts teach us how to live; they are guidelines for living the best life.  When we have mastered that, there is time enough to treat others, to be politically active, and to seek whatever else we desire.

Here is a loose translation of The Reiki Precepts into the English language:

Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not anger.
Just for today I will do my work honestly.
Just for today I will love and respect every living thing.

May we all be blessed with the most abundant life ever!  Until next post, Namaste!

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Day 53

When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

Cree Prophecy

Every energy worker I know has been working on the Gulf oil spill nonstop since April 20th.  So many are experiencing confusion, disappointment, disillusion, and loss of faith, it’s necessary to comment here.

Most of us have known for many years that we are living in a truly special place and time, and that we are here now to assist with changing human consciousness. I read a good friend’s blog today; her bumper sticker says, “Save the humans.” That’s what we are all intending to do.

Of all sea creatures, dolphins have always been my favorite!  I love their playfulness, their nonjudgmental, unconditional love, and their perfect blend of spirit with intelligence.  More than that, I’ve always known that they possess and live in Christ Consciousness.

Every being experiencing the devastating effects of pollution in the Gulf has made the choice of conscious participation in this Cosmic event.  That’s their gift to us and to the Earth.  Lacking their selfless example, how else can humans who value profit more than Life open their hearts and change within themselves?

If the dolphins value us this much, who are we to devalue ourselves?

We humans have had many years and many lifetimes to make the changes that are necessary for our beloved planet to survive and thrive, yet many have refused to make those changes on our own, usually preferring to hang onto what we know in our hearts cannot possibly produce health, well-being, or the highest good for anyone.  We resist change.  Now that change is urgently necessary and the choice to develop ourselves in a leisurely fashion is being taken from us.

So…our dolphin brothers and sisters, along with other creatures of the sea,  have stepped up the plate to make a massive sacrifice that no one can deny or refuse to see.  It’s literally in our faces, the pollution and heartless disregard for our precious planet and all her beautiful life forms, mirroring our own culpability.

Do you use gasoline?  Then you are creating the demand that resulted in the drilling that destroys Earth’s ecosystem.  Are you truly willing to give up the use of gasoline?

Who owns stock in BP, Halliburton, or Transocean?  Ditto!

I haven’t always been the most popular person.  Many have considered that I must be absolutely insane to make the decisions I’ve made.  I haven’t owned a gasoline-powered vehicle since April of 1996.  Getting used to this was a bit uncomfortable, but I’m happy with the choice.

I’ve experimented with gardening and living outdoors.  I highly recommend that everyone grow something.  Put energy into living forms.  They do love you!

In November 2009, I decided to live without money.  Honestly, at first I thought it would be just another experiment, but I love what is happening with my conscious development!  At this time, I have no plans to resume dependence on monetary income.  Being supplied directly by Source is divinely satisfying and peaceful.  I’m experiencing Abundance in a whole new way.  My kitchen, pantry, and fridge are overflowing with more food than ever before, so much that I’ve begun to consider opening a food pantry of some sort.  I recently had to remove about half my clothes from the overstuffed closet.

Now, I want to be really clear here.  I’m not suggesting or encouraging anyone else to walk my same path or to make the same choices I’ve made.  Each person has her/his own path, and you know when you are on yours!  Your heart sings with JOY, even when the path seems impossible!

What I AM saying is, everyone can do something!  And…we are all responsible for what is happening in the Gulf. No finger-pointing allowed!  I completely accept the Ho’oponopono teaching that whatever is in my awareness, I AM 100% responsible!

We can do this, people!  We can make the difference! What would likely happen if each of us embraces 100% responsibility for everything in our personal awareness? I believe we would change not only the world, but all consciousness everywhere, as well!

All together now, one, two, three, say to your I AM Presence:

1.     I love you!

2.     I’m sorry.

3.     Please forgive me.

4.     Thank you!

My deepest gratitude for all the love and support I receive each moment.  You are a beloved part of my life.  Thank you for always being here for me.

Until next blog, Namaste!

Good Morning!

I love the early morning quiet before everyone else wakes up! This has been my lifelong habit, but since my own children were infants and I had to plan “me time” for the first time ever, it’s been a godsend. Now I have an accumulation of memories from many mornings through the years.

Clean, cool, crisp beauty greets me today. Lush, vivid greens embrace my senses, especially welcome right now. It’s the 38th day of the oil spill in the gulf. I’m profoundly grateful for the beauty of this moment. Inhaling deeply, I think of everyone in that area; they are breathing toxic fumes. So are the innocent animals. Many have worked constantly, almost incessantly, resting very little, an en masse effort to salvage the Gulf Coast we have always loved. The disappointment and disillusion I suffered following Katrina have relented at last as I see the tireless, heroic determination of many to somehow right the situation.

Catastrophes, disasters, and emergencies do indeed bring out the best in human beings, or the worst. My personal gratitude meter is off the charts right now seeing so many united to accomplish this common goal.

No news yet as to the effectiveness of BP’s latest procedure. Wait and see. Guess we’ll all be doing continual workings until this is resolved.

Love you all! Namaste.

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