Seeing the Buddha in everyone

Dear Ones,

Here is the assignment I have been working on since last night. It is an interesting one, which produces unexpected results.

And one of the first question that came was,

“Does a Buddha project fear?”

Would you like to try?

And see what happens?

 

“One of the kindest gifts you can offer to your family and friends is to begin seeing a Buddha in each of them. As you practice this way of seeing others, you will notice that the practice benefits them as well as you. The place to start is with those who irritate or frustrate you. In the east, when someone arises in your field of experiencing who triggers you emotionally, you say “thank you!” because you know this one to be a manifestation of a Buddha. Why else would he or she go to all the trouble to show you where your emotional charges lie?

 

Most people are quite self-occupied, living in the realm of their own making. But when a Buddha comes along, the charged areas you have managed to hide can get quite a workout. You find out where they are and hopefully are motivated to heal them. Thus, you say “thank you!”

 

Such is the gift of a Buddha in your life! Clearly, what you get out of the adventure is wholeness. What the other person gets out of it is the very powerful, positive energy of you projecting him or her as a Buddha. Sometimes, it is just as simple as bowing to that person—inwardly, if not outwardly. Of course, it can be difficult for the ego to bow when you meet someone with whom you have a history of feeling frustration or irritation. What better opportunity to confront the ego and push through its forcefield into a clearer personal space? In other words, act like a Buddha!”

 

From The Matter of Mind, pages 12-13

 

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Maintaining the positive

Dear Ones,

In times when there is a lot going on, troubles, divisiveness, violence, storms and so on, it is important to keep a positive attitude and make sure we do not fall into the doom and gloom which is so prevalent in our society—and in politics especially.

And that we keep our hands firmly on the rudder of our life, even though the direction we are aiming for as humanity may not be clear. It is important to remain as positive as possible, and as aware as one could possibly be.

Therefore, this week, I would like to dedicate our communion to those of us who strive to do “just that.” To cultivate the positive in their lives.

Despite the strange encounters we may be making, the fears and anxiety we may be facing, the karmic aspects we may be dealing with, and so much more.

There are indeed a lot of distractions—and plenty of temptations—in our world.

This is not directly related to the theme yet I found this morning’s walk to the nearby mall interesting. The theme for this week was already ruminating and we came across three similar types of situations.

Within ten minutes, we saw a man buy three packs of cigarettes in a store—in fact, our barber! Then another one in a wheelchair smoking; and finally, a third one walking around and yes, smoking.

It is not sufficient that (some) people damage their health, they also need to give away money that will never bring any form of return except, perhaps, as a disease.

As I always like to say, “Awareness is key.”

Let’s cultivate more awareness this Thursday as we maintain—and reinforce—the positive in our lives.

Link to Facebook invitation:

https://www.facebook.com/events/793183274779950

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Love as a guidepost for Humanity

Dear Ones,

We often addressed the theme of Love, if not directly in a title, then in our many discussions and exchanges.

As we evolve, we gradually understand—and develop—the Power of Love, in our lives. Society follows the same path, at its own pace and with its ‘personal bumps,’ as the human species progresses. Yet it seems that this Power, this influence, is becoming more pressing these days, rearing its beautiful head, even in politics. A new language is being concocted. it seems; one that appeals more and more to everyone of us.

Times have certainly changed; expressing Love, talking about Love, has become a second nature for many; a sense of wonder-Love is clearly and gently making its way into every pore of society.

Hence the image of a guidepost, influencing every area of Human affairs.

Yesterday I happened to relisten to a conversation that I had with Master Djwhal in March of 2013—over seven years ago. He had asked me to reflect on the meaning of Love and the answer I pulled at the time was that,

“Love is like a lighthouse for Humanity.”

I added,

“Love creates a beam that lights people’s path and helps them find their true identity.”

A lighthouse, a guidepost, we are in the domain of bringing out and shining the Light—our Light—so that Humanity as a whole can step out of the darkness that prevailed for many centuries.

If everyone wanted to reflect upon the seven years past, I’m sure she or he would realize that Love has made some significant “progress,” both in our lives and in the world. Love did make inroads as a magnificent force, despite some confusing appearances, which work at times like the trees hiding the pristine forest.

The post below indicates, as a further sign of progress, that many people are waking up and that their words and actions are now infused and informed by Love.

Love is indeed making its way in our lives, filling the space we create as we heal and let go of our painful baggage.

Who knows where it will stop?

“High resonating frequencies of Light dissolve and replace those of a lower resonance because there is no Divine law to sustain, maintain, or hold them in place. The higher frequencies of Light now pouring into earth, along with your intention and choice to spiritually evolve and clear old energy, are exposing a tremendous amount of low resonating energy globally as well as personally.

Increasingly more people are beginning to experience a sense of who and what they are and that they themselves—and not others—are the creators of their lives. This move into empowerment is affecting everyone differently because every person interprets life according to the state of her or his consciousness. This is why there is a lot of negative chaos taking place while, at the same time, there are individuals acting from their newly awakened sense of empowerment with positive, uplifting, and more evolved activities based in love.

Because you have evolved to being consciously aware that God/Divine Consciousness is the reality of you and everyone else, your job during these times is to stand back in the light of your awareness and allow the outer process to unfold without trying to direct it. All is progressing as it needs to which may not be how the majority think it should or want it to, based on limited three-dimensional concepts.”

https://rainbowwaveoflight.wordpress.com/2020/08/23/arcturian-group-message-august-23-2020-marilyn-raffaele/

Link to Facebook invitation:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1479509365565579/

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Purification and purity

Dear Ones,

“Being grateful” is one of the many flowers that bloom out of a heart that is being cultivated, that is being tended to. We can all attest to that when we turn our heart toward the sun of our lives; so as to receive nourishment.

In our “being grateful” communion last week, one participant mentioned “purity” as the theme of her upcoming paintings exhibit. What a pristine, beautiful theme, which got me reflecting.

How do we purify our lives?

How do we shovel in front of our ‘door’ so that the path clears up?

How do we clear the space between the Divine and ourselves so that it becomes pure enough for us to make a connection?

A connection to our divine path, to our divine mission.

And how do we till our inner ground so that many more flowers can take root?

These are important questions in our days and age, aren’t they?

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Being grateful

Good morning dear Ones,

Somehow, the theme of being grateful, of cultivating gratitude, has showed up this morning. It is an essential attitude on the path if we want to move forward. Reflecting on the past and harboring resentment can only slow down, if not block, our progress.

I was reminded of some words I read recently,

“For all that has been—Thanks!

To all that shall be—Yes!”

And others I read quite some time ago,

“I give thanks for everything and have no regrets whatsoever.”

We shall be grateful for what we have, for what has happened to us, even in the darkest of moments; and yet I believe we shall also be grateful for what we don’t have; or for something, or even someone, we were searching for and that never landed in our hearts or wallets.

I can think of some examples in my life. What would have happened if we had gotten this or that? Who knows, of course, yet what I am thinking of is “something” which would have limited our freedom to move and, possibly, my freedom to be; and my freedom to grow.

Come to think of it, I can also think of people, or relationships long ago, in places where I wasn’t meant to stay, which would have hindered my destiny.

Some things are meant to happen, some people are meant to cross our paths, and some are simply not.

Why not send a big “thank you” for all that has come to fruition, all that hasn’t, and open ourselves for what is to come?

Link to Facebook invitation;

https://www.facebook.com/events/1583102558521972/

 

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A subterranean newness

It’s a bit of what it feels, dear Ones, when we listen; listen deeply.

A something running underground, another layer which is not going in the same direction as what we see on the surface.

The image that came to mind is that of two conveyors, one running under the other, in opposite direction.

There is a cleansing movement deeply attached to the year we are completing; and there is something else, more subtle, inconspicuous. A something that will bloom in a different time period; in the not-so-distant future.

Perhaps someone needs to help you put your finger on it, as a friend of mine did two days ago.

I was giving her some details about a tragic event that took place in Africa almost fifty-nine years ago—a plane crash.

I then wrote,

“That being said, it has been a while and it is time to open/pursue a new chapter.”

She responded with a question that took me by surprise.

“Did you mean this in regard to the book, the subject matter or your life? :)”

Come to reflect on it, I realized that what I wrote also applies to my life. Even perhaps ‘primarily.’

Did I say inconspicuous?

Happy newness, dear Ones!

 

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The energies of July and beyond

How are you, dear Ones?

As we are about the enter the second part of 2020, I was wondering about the gifts—tumultuous and not so tumultuous—that it may bring.

It has been quite an ‘interesting’ first six-month period and humanity cannot stop where it is now after so much ground shaking.

I found two posts that provide some answers. Enjoy these excerpts and feel free to dig a little deeper if you’d like.

You have to be ready to receive what it is that we and the other collectives are offering. You must be willing to ground these energies into your physical bodies, into Mother Earth, and into her grid systems. You are ready to lead humanity into a time of unity, of oneness, of setting aside differences so that you can be the human collective that you have always been meant to become. You are ready. We can feel it. The Sirians can feel it. The Pleiadeans can feel it. The other beings who are helping, ascended masters, archangels, they can all feel it. We know that the awakened collective can handle so much more.

And so, July will be a month to brace yourselves for what you have been asking for. July will be a month where you will want to spend time sitting, relaxing, and receiving, letting the energies coming in do all the heavy lifting from now on, because you have earned it, because you have demonstrated that you are ready to receive, that you are ready to go to the next level. And we, and others like us, are here to help.

https://rainbowwaveoflight.wordpress.com/2020/06/30/the-july-2020-energies-%e2%88%9ethe-9d-arcturian-council/

 

Those of you who are drawn to these messages no longer live under the shadow of the old. You have evolved beyond your previous “seeking” state of consciousness and must now begin to trust that everything is as it needs to be both personally and globally. Do not resist or go into fear but rather rejoice in the realization that the world is experiencing a turning point.

Present times do not feel familiar or comfortable as they did in the past but know that being here at this time is the reason you chose to incarnate. You are being presented with opportunities to live the truth you integrated through many lifetimes of searching and study. You are learning to love yourself and others through your ability to see through appearances to the spiritual reality underlying them which in turn is serving to open and lift the collective.

Be patient for events must unfold gradually in order to be seen, acknowledged, and replaced in a higher form.   Current forms of law, government medicine, education, religion and all things based in concepts of duality and separation must eventually dissolve because the energy that formed them will no longer exist when higher frequencies become dominant in the collective.

Within the next few months, you will witness some interesting events and changes.  By letting go of any remaining concepts of what these changes or results must be or look like, you become a silent witness to the subtle and not so subtle energies now flowing into world consciousness.

https://rainbowwaveoflight.wordpress.com/2020/06/28/arcturian-group-message-june-28-2020-marilyn-raffaele/

Facebook invitation link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/296022261586564/

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The great inner work continues

Dear Ones,

Our responsibility to carry on with our inner work is the thought that came to mind this morning. Regardless of what happens in the streets, or possibly because of what happens in the streets, our inner work continues. It will not stop.

In fact, it is more important than ever in order to help balance out forces in the world.

Stabilizing ourselves, in the very first place, is essential.

This was echoed by two posts I read this morning.

One from the Arcturian Council from June 15th.

“And the other response that we have witnessed within many humans is that they simply cannot hold in what they feel or what they think anymore. Many individuals are letting you know exactly what they think and how they feel and a lot of people are getting triggered at this time. But remember that in order to stabilize yourselves, you have to purge that which is of a lower vibrational frequency. It has to come out. You have to release that which no longer serves you and is weighing you down, and that’s what many are doing at this time.

And so, our report card for humanity is that you are all doing and receiving exactly what you need to move forward, to be sovereign, to be safe, and to love each other unconditionally. This is the fifth-dimensional new Earth that you have all been cocreating, materializing, bursting forth from the womb and, while it has been a messy birthing process, you are all going to love what you have created so very much.”

And one from the Arcturian Group—the beautiful weekly message I share every now and then.

“Emotions (energy in motion) that are now expressing outwardly have been alive and well throughout lifetimes but kept hidden often even from the one holding them, through fear. Those receptive are beginning to feel a sense of empowerment not experienced before. This in turn is causing increasingly more individuals to realize that much of what they have been led to believe is false and based in concepts of separation. Hearts and minds are opening to realize that every person is entitled to freedom, equality and respect regardless of skin color, gender or station in life.
You who are already spiritually awake are doing the same work as those on the streets but are doing it through your spiritual realization of truth and by being examples of loving action and words. Both ways reflect the surfacing of old energy ready and needing to be recognized and cleared; which will serve to bring a new level of awareness to the collective.
There will be less fear and more unity as efforts to bring about change continue to unfold. Those filled with hate and violence, those who create wanton destruction, are not promoting a higher cause but are simply using the movement as an excuse to act out their own negative personal agenda. Their actions do not help to lift world consciousness; yet they cannot stop the expansion of it for the Light is power and reality whereas ‘concepts’ have nothing to sustain or maintain them other than the belief in them.”

Looks like we are still somewhere in the womb, dear Ones; hence the importance of redoubling our inner efforts.

With much gratitude for who we are and what we do

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A certain amount of readiness

By readiness, dear Ones, I am implying that humanity has shown some encouraging signs of ‘global consciousness rising’ in the past few days. People coming together and fighting for causes that may have been foreign to them only a few years ago.

In that regard, there is absolutely no doubt that the first four months of 2020 have had a beneficial effect—an effect we could not fathom in the midst of our health crisis.

I am referring more specifically to what happened this past weekend, more or less all over the world, in reaction to the senseless death of George Floyd.

His effigy now appears in Bethlehem on the wall that separates Israel and Palestine—a beautiful mural it is. That is the photo I chose to illustrate this week’s communion.

What does George’s life and death have to do with separation and divisiveness? And how will it help to ‘close the gap’? These are important questions to explore.

In the city of Bristol, England, protestors toppled the statue of slave merchant Edward Colston and threw it into the Avon river. Edward Colston (1637-1721) sold over 100,000 slaves to north America and the Caribbean between 1672 and 1689. The statue was erected in 1895, because of Colston’s generosity toward the city and yet the local officials could not comprehend why its presence was an insult to humanity.

Wake up folks. This is 21st century and people are standing for their humanness.

Something similar happened in Belgium over the weekend. People are petitioning the government of Brussels to remove all statues of Leopold II. He was king of the Belgians between 1865 and 1909 and is said to have ordered the torture of over 10 million of Congolese people in Belgium’s former colony in central Africa.

The past is coming back, dear Ones, fast and furious, and people are waking up to the ignominies that have been committed over the centuries.

This is a great sign of hope, a great of readiness.

Global consciousness is rising and it will not halt.

Yet, I personally don’t know where it will stop, if anywhere, and what it will accomplish.

Do you?

Liberation of humanity is one possible outcome, I think.

A George Floyd mural in Bethlehem on Israel’s separation wall.

Photo: Abeer Salman

Link to Facebook invitation:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2309739339330965

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Some times of profound transformation

Dear Ones,

I am not using my crystal ball to tell you that we are in the midst of profound transformational times. Everyone more or less knows that, or feels it within the pores of their psyche; and in their hearts as well.

That being said, now that we seem be slightly over one consciousness-shifting hump—meaning the number of Covid-19 cases are on the downward spiral—I thought it would be a good time to reflect on where we are heading, and how our world is changing.

Personally as well as collectively.

We have a lunar eclipse right up our nose in just a few days and it seems like a powerful one. One that is bringing much energy into our minds and bodies.

“Can you feel the intensity building? As we move into the Cosmic Eclipse Gateways, the cosmic energy is increasing this weekend (May 31st) with the strongest solar flares since 2017. The agitation in the field is surging toward the lunar eclipse at 15 degrees Sagittarius this Friday, June 5th.

During eclipses, the galactic plasma light ripples through our entire lives, transforming us at the molecular level. Friday’s eclipse occurs in Sagittarius where the galactic center pulses in zero point. We are already starting to receive amplified photon/plasma light infusions from the Great Central Sun into the planetary field.

The full moon eclipse forms a T-square with Mars and Venus that accentuates Mars aggression and Sagittarian themes of social justice and social freedoms. It is no surprise we are witnessing growing civil unrest and angry protests against injustices caused by the current power system. It is the citizens who will remove the corrupt system. Many ‘old guard’ timelines are decomposing, losing their grip of control and being replaced with ascending timelines of respectful coexistence and harmonious flow of abundance.”

https://eraoflight.com/2020/06/01/cosmic-eclipse-gateways-june-2020-intensity-building/

To illustrate a theme, I rarely choose a picture that highlights an event in society. This week will be an exception. I found a full article in the French news https://www.lci.fr/international/etats-unis-mort-de-george-floyd-des-policiers-montrent-leur-soutien-aux-manifestants-2155297.html (not the US news, interestingly, although I saw it mentioned) covering the support various police officers and departments offered protesters in the US. A very symbolic image—police officers kneeling down on the pavement—came from the Santa Cruz, CA, police department.

In the 30 years that I’ve lived and breathed in the US, I have rarely seen such a compassionate demonstration of support exhibited on the streets. This was a sign that was generated spontaneously, without any apparent coordination, all over the country; be it officers kneeling down or walking peacefully with the protesters. And being sorry for the senseless loss of one more black human life.

Something is changing in our world, dear Ones, possibly starting in the United States

…although it might be a little too early to tell.

May this conspiracy of peace and goodness engulf the whole world!

 

Photo:

“Hundreds gathered on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, taking a knee together in memory of George Floyd and bringing attention to police violence against black people. Photo credit Shmuel Thaler.”

Santa Cruz Police May 30th

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