Acknowledging one another’s divinity

One another’s divinity, dear Ones, as well as our potential for expansion. Unlimited expansion, that is.

As we enter the last 30 days of yet another capricious, tumultuous year, these are the thoughts that came to mind.

Can we honor each other’s dignity, whatever that means depending on the person (a smile, a benevolent approval) or the context (planting a tree in honor of someone) and, in the process, allow for the expansion of the Universe?

Could the two be related?

Our expansion and the Universe’s expansion?

Can we apprehend the divinity in self, and the divinity of the universe?

A symbol of our divinity

I was tickled by the following passage from the Arcturians, yet it dovetailed magnificently with a meditation I have been doing on a regular basis; these meditations are about the chakras, these energetic centers that populates our ‘beings of Light,’ and that keep spinning upward and upward–even though most of us cannot visualize them on a regular basis.

“Take advantage of these powerful times because they offer opportunities to be the Light that will bring change while at the same time shining a path for those confused and in fear. You need do nothing or say nothing other than perhaps a smile, a hand on the arm, or a look into someone’s eyes that says; “I know and acknowledge you who really are.” 

Your acknowledgement of another’s Divinity, in spite of outer appearances, can lift or even heal them if they are the least bit receptive (able to align). Some are simply not ready or are choosing not to move spiritually forward; and that is fine because free will allows everyone to move at their own pace. However you, who are spiritually awake, have already chosen to evolve or you wouldn’t be where you are now or reading these messages.”

Below is the passage that caught my inner ‘buzzing’ in the crown chakra’s meditation.

“Feel the pressure of worlds, galaxies, even universes, awaiting manifestation. The Universe, with its 4.5 billion years of history, is pressing on the boundaries of its own potential future. Feel the pressure of infinite possibilities seeking manifestation.”

The potential of the universe, similarly to our potential, is unlimited, unbounded. Can we go at it, support it and reach for the stars?

Our inner stars, that is the energy swirling in our bodies of light, as well as what we perceive as outer stars.

Happy spinning, dear Ones!

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The ability to see what we receive

Dear Ones,

As you know, this is a special week in the US with a big family celebration. I have been joking that Black Friday is preceded by White Thursday, whatever that could possibly mean.

Commercialism has become ‘as ridiculous as ever.’ One department store we shop at is opening at 12:01 am on Thursday and 5:00 am on Friday.

That being said, I wanted to write about what I mentioned last week during our conversation. Our ability to receive.

At times, our hearts are closed and we cannot receive — hence the beautiful quote from Parker Palmer that I shared and the importance to “give time some time.”

At other times, it is a question of being able to see what we are receiving–as ‘things’ are often not as they appear.

Sometimes, what seems like a difficult episode is in fact a passage to a higher level of beingness.

I am reminded of a strong feeling of guilt I experienced as a teenager. One that I’ve worked with in just about any direction; at this point, I believe it may have been a ‘gift of some sort’ that allowed me to do the inner exploration that was needed for me in this life.

A friend of mine in the East agreed with me and even said it is a sign of ‘authenticity and tenderness’ once it becomes healed.

How could this be possible when the first taste of that emotion is so bitter?

To end, I would like to share the intention that came forth two days ago:

“May our hearts open in gratitude for what we receive.”

“May we be able to see what we receive in the first place.”

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who celebrates and Happy Thursday to everyone else!

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Honoring our wholeness

Dear Ones,

Some beautiful words came back to me this week. They are from Parker Palmer and have to do with wholeness; and yet they first came through the reflecting path of woundedness.

Note the similar sound in the first three letters: Who & Wou

Who are we? And how do we function, out of this woundedness?

We all have been wounded, in some small ways and perhaps in some big ways as well.

Does it matter in the end?

I believe it does, depending on the reasons why we ‘moved’ to this earth in this lifetime; yet it ought to be a personal answer.

I remember the maths teacher I had in 11th grade. For whatever reason, she didn’t like me and had a tendency to give me a hard time. I still remember her face, her island of origin (Corsica) and her last name (Scaliola), but not her first name.

Did she destroy my confidence somehow?

Or did she help me build resilience?

In retrospect, I cannot even give an answer and it doesn’t matter. Yet I can tell it is not a pleasant memory and it stuck with me.

Again, this is a small example, a small bump on the road we call ‘life.’

They are bigger bumps, much bigger ones; I would call them life-affirming events, and we all know what they are.

Yet I believe that, when all is said and done, what matters is how our heart resonates with the event. Does it shut down, or does it take it in to transform poison into elixir?

You will see what I mean when you get to Parker Palmer’s quote.

What is hidden must come out, and must be addressed if it is our goal to become whole.

Pain especially cannot be ignored. We cannot go through life while playing the ostrich game, our head in the sand.

There is a season for everything, it seems, and the colder months in the northern hemisphere might give us a chance to reflect and regenerate. So that we are born afresh when the sap comes in, when our hearts open up again and yearn for the new.

Beauty in its wholeness

“Quakers took a stand against slavery early in American history partly because one man, John Woolman, was willing to hold the tension between reality and possibility. But it is important to note that the entire Quaker community was also willing to hold the tension until they were opened to a more integral way of being in the world. They refused to succumb to the impulse to resolve tension prematurely, either by throwing Woolman out or by voting to allow the slavery-approving majority have its way. Instead, they let the tension between reality and possibility break their collective heart open to justice, truth and lo

There is an old Hasidic tale that tells us how such things happen. The pupil comes to the rebbe and asks, “Why does Torah tell us to ‘place these words upon your hearts’? Why does it not tell us to place these holy words in our hearts?” The rebbe answers, “It is because as we are, our hearts are closed and we cannot place the holy words in our hearts. So we place them on top of our hearts. And there they stay until, one day, the heart breaks and the words fall in.”

From A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer, p. 181.

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The meaning of friendship

Dear Ones,

A dear friend of mine approached me yesterday and made some comments about friendship. I thought it would be a lovely theme for a Friday meeting, don’t you think so?

How do we form friendships and for what purpose?

I’m sure many people–including myself–do not think about this question. Friendships happen, some last a long time and some don’t.

Four cones in a discussion

We may think that it’s harder to form friendships later in life and that may be true. Yet when the Divine enters the picture, it can be astonishing.

In August, in the middle of our month-long stay in a hotel, we (our son and I) met a man from the Amish country and his son. His was visiting for business and his son tagged along. It so happened that his son and ours were the same age and they played together in the pool. I then brought a chair next to his and we started a lovely, friendly journey. Before we parted that evening, we prayed together by the pool, holding each other at shoulder level, to find a home for our family.

He invited us for dinner at his home and, as synchronicity would have it, we had planned a trip to Pennsylvania the following weekend. We visited him and his family and had a delightful time, getting to know his wife (originally from the Netherlands) and his three other kids. Interestingly, we exchanged food in the process. We brought four jars of French marmalade, one for each of their children; and took home a jar of home-made pickles. After dinner, we sat for a long time by the fire while the kids ran in and around the corn patch and the open space.

It was–and still is–a beautiful adventure into a new friendship and I am not sure how it happened. Grace was obviously an important element.

There is a saying in French that, in order for friendships to build, there needs to be what we call “hooked atoms” (atomes crochus); which would form a shape similar to the Yin and Yang. It is a concept close to what we call “chemistry” in English. Good, or right chemistry.

Perhaps chemistry and atoms play a part in who we meet and connect with. At times, I am not sure it does as things ‘simply’ happen.

What is your take on friendship?

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A majestic post!

“If you want to realize the power of Source Energy flowing through you, then you first have to allow everyone else to be where they are spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. You have to love them as they are and see them as necessary pieces of the giant puzzle of which you are all a part, of which we are all a part. Then you can relax, because you can let go of all of your resistance, all of your tension, all of your anger, all of your hate, and you can be aligned with Source and exercise that power.

And we know that so many of you have already been doing this, and so we are really wanting you to realize the truth of your impact so that you will continue and so that you will expect to see the changes outside of you that you have already initiated inside of you, and we also want to reach the stragglers who still feel that their resistance is where their power lies. Remember who you really are, and that you are there to realize that power of Source and be in that flow, and you will be living in the world you want to be living in before you know it.”

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What is life?

What is life, dear Ones, but a dream?

I had a surprising, existential discussion last night with our son as I accompanied him to dream land. He started questioning, not so much the meaning, but the nature of life.

What is life?

He asserted that life is a dream because we cannot remember the day we were born; we cannot either remember what happened to us in our mother’s womb.

He asked his mother if she could remember. She could not.

He went on to talk about the size of our galaxy and the universe. Where do we exist?

Naturally, I then invited him into the terrain of consciousness. We have evolved over the centuries, certainly, yet do we remember how we evolved, from a conscious–not material–perspective?

Why is it, for instance, that we care more about the environment today than we did 200 years ago? Technology and global communication may explain some, but not all.

Is it also a question of consciousness rising?

In that regard, how much we remember from previous states, something truth-telling happened to me last night.

I went to bed with socks on my feet. In the middle of the night, feeling hot, I removed them. I found my socks next to me when I woke up; yet I do not have the slightest memory of taking them off.

How is it possible that my brain gave my hands the signal to remove my socks while not ‘alerting’ my consciousness?

What is life indeed? And what is death?

And how can life be surrounded, or nurtured by consciousness if we are constantly living in a dream state?

Is it possible that a dream state and consciousness would coexist?

With consciousness possibly leading us out of the dream?

Perhaps our son and I will soon have another ‘into dream land’ discussion.

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THE beautiful message of the week

It resonates today, just as it resonates every week!

“Simply and quietly hold the Light knowing that you carry it with you wherever you go. The Light of an evolved consciousness can be a beacon for those struggling to survive the “storms” now taking place. Many evolved individuals falsely believe that they are doing nothing and wonder why they have not been given a “spiritual” job. Every thought you think, every place you go, and every person you interact with is being spiritually served by you because the Light of your consciousness is you. This is the real meaning of Light work.”

“The artist who presents beauty to others is a Light worker. The farmer who lovingly provides healthy and wholesome food is a Light worker. The teacher who patiently serves her students is a Light worker. A wife and mother who cares for her family is a Light worker. The refuse collector who does his job with love and care is a Light worker. Everyone who does what they do from love and a sense of oneness is a Light worker.”

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The Art of Beingness

Dear Ones,

The excerpt below made me think of (our) beingness and what it possibly means. It is not an easy concept to fathom, and perhaps it is even more difficult to accept and integrate it.

Does it have something to do with ‘being’ and nothing to do with ‘doing’?

I am not so sure any longer.

A little blue

Yet it is the idea that came to me a few years ago, the importance of doing. I was part of a retreat in the south of France and shared openly my desire to do something, to be of service, to contribute to humanity’s transformation. I had nothing concrete on my radar then.

In response, a friend of mine said,

“Why don’t you be, Gilles?”

If that’s the case, dear Ones, and possibly the opportunity, why don’t we …let it Be!

“Your beingness is so much more important than you realize, and when you’re tuning in to the being-ness of everyone and everything around you, you’re off to a good start. When you recognize that whatever is being shown to you is something that also exists within yourself, then you are as close to enlightenment as you can get. And when you make peace with everything as it is and everyone as they are, and then you accept, forgive, and love them, you are a true master. And if you are receiving this transmission, then you came to Earth because you knew you were a master. And knowing you are a master and experiencing yourself as a master are two entirely different things.”

“Once you experience yourself as a master, you will never want to go back. Going back will feel terrible, and you will have enough sensitivity to know when you are doing, thinking, or saying something that feels terrible. And you will care enough about how you feel to stop yourself before you go too far down that path. Now is a time where Earth needs more masters, and Earth needs more masters who don’t just know they are masters, but also have experienced themselves as masters. Once you do, you will never question again why you are there or what you are supposed to do, because you will realize that being a master will attract students, students who are ready to become masters themselves, and then you will live on a world that lives in peace and harmony, love and creativity.”

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Experiencing and releasing energies

Dear Ones,

Good day!

As we know and experience from time to time, there are various kinds of energies affecting us and the planet we are inhabiting. Some of them feel more personal, perhaps aimed at passing a message on to us or ripening some of our karma; some others may feel more “out of the norm” so to speak.

Mount Shasta, California

A lot has happened collectively since we entered this wormhole of turbulence and troubles in early 2020; and two days ago, I read a post that clarified so much about what I’ve been feeling, especially during the fall of 2020. I was experiencing a ‘serious’ fear of lack then and had no idea where it was coming from.

Looks like a lot of things are dancing in and around us and our cleansing and purifying work is helping move our planet to higher spiritual grounds.

Enjoy this little excerpt. It is worth reading and might bring a realization of what has been going on for some time now.

Love & much Light,

Gilles

“Know that it is ok if you experience the negativity and fear rampant in collective consciousness at this time. You knew you would be entering into the lower resonating energies of earth and you are aware that you are a spiritual being with a material body, but because you are sensitive to energy, most of you will feel the dense energies being broadcast from a fearful collective fully immersed in duality and separation. 

The presence of so much dense energy at this time represents earth’s ascension process. Long hidden energies within earth herself must be seen, experienced and recognized by a majority who will then eventually change the collective with new and more evolved thinking.

Never resist what you experience physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually in the false belief that it is not spiritual to have negative emotions, fears or concerns. Rather recognize these things for what they are–impersonal energies flowing from the three dimensional collective. Never claim them as being personally yours or make them yours. Do not give them power over you but rather allow them to flow through and out again– “Oh, you again…”

You are spiritual beings having human experiences by choice in order to, once and for all, clear yourself of remaining old energy and help others do the same. You were already spiritually evolved when you chose to incarnate in order to be a part of earth’s ascension process. The problem is that once a soul enters the lower resonance of the third dimension most, even the very evolved, forget who they are and they begin to believe that they are just physical human beings subject to all the good and bad that exists on earth.”

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The healing power of forgiveness

Dear Ones,

A few words about forgiveness this week.

We all know (I hope) that forgiveness is an essential practice. Many may think that it “liberates” the person or entity we have in mind; yet the first person to be liberated–from deep resentment, from anger, from the poison sitting in our hearts–is you, me, us.

Perhaps we experienced that already; a huge weight being lifted off our spiritual shoulders as forgiveness “took over” and whitened our perspective, so to speak.

From the mantra I recite every day, I came to realize that we can also “spread forgiveness and grace” all around.

Many sites around the world have been the witness of wars, atrocities and so on. And many innocent people have suffered or lost their lives in meaningless conflicts. Sending them forgiveness helps clear the path and regenerates the energy–even the energy of a person’s life, past or present.

Here is the decree I am using, in both French and English.

Forgiveness decree

I AM forgiveness acting here,

Casting out all doubt and fear,

Setting men and women forever free

With wings of cosmic victory.

I AM calling in full power

For forgiveness every hour;

To all life in every place

I flood forth forgiving grace.

Décret du pardon

JE SUIS le pardon en action,

Rejetant le doute, la peur,

Libérant pour toujours les femmes et les hommes

Avec les ailes de la victoire cosmique.

JE SUIS, j’appelle avec puissance

Le pardon à chaque instant ;

Sur toute vie et en tout lieu

Je répands grâce et pardon.

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