Letters to a Young Poet — Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

… have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and to try to love the questions themselves
as if they were locked rooms or books written
in a very foreign language.

Don’t search for the answers,
which could not be given to you now,
because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

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A Prayer — Max Ehrmann

A Prayer

Let me do my work each day;
and if the darkened hours
of despair overcome me, may I
not forget the strength
that comforted me in the
desolation of other times.

May I still remember the bright
hours that found me walking
over the silent hills of my
childhood, or dreaming on the
margin of a quiet river,
when a light glowed within me,
and I promised my early God
to have courage amid the
tempests of the changing years.

Spare me from bitterness
and from the sharp passions of
unguarded moments. May
I not forget that poverty and
riches are of the spirit.
Though the world knows me not,
may my thoughts and actions
be such as shall keep me friendly
with myself.

Lift up my eyes
from the earth, and let me not
forget the uses of the stars.
Forbid that I should judge others
lest I condemn myself.
Let me not follow the clamor of
the world, but walk calmly
in my path.

Give me a few friends
who will love me for what
I am; and keep ever burning
before my vagrant steps
the kindly light of hope.

And though age and infirmity
overtake me, and I come not within
sight of the castle of my dreams,
teach me still to be thankful
for life, and for time’s olden
memories that are good and
sweet; and may the evening’s
twilight find me gentle still.

~ Max Ehrmann ~

(The Desiderata of Happiness)

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It is time for you to discard your faith, your belief in the illusion and WAKE UP!

You know that moods affect you as they pass through you, and you also know that they do pass through. The human experience, as a separated being within the collective dream or illusion, is a passing experience, it does not last, it is temporary, impermanent, in fact it is momentary! However time appears very real to you, like a river flowing through an ever changing environment of moods – emotions, feelings, worries, anxieties, fears, pain and suffering, interspersed briefly with hopes, desires, contentment, and pleasures. But it always flows – slowly or rapidly depending on the individual’s choice in that moment – it is never still.

However, you are each eternal beings living in the eternal and timeless now moment, always present in God’s divine Presence, the only state of existence. Anything else is unreal, a figment of your imagination, a game in which you, like a small child, have put your hands over your eyes and, in the very brief moment before you remove them, you feel alone, separate, abandoned, in fact terrified. There is nothing to fear because only Love is Real, so rest in the joyful certainty that that seeming sense of separation, aloneness, abandonment is utterly unreal!

The only Reality, All That Exists, is God. Therefore you are all One with Him because there is absolutely nowhere else that you could be! Humanity is finally, after many eons, choosing to awaken into Reality. However, for that to happen you have to release your fearful stranglehold on the illusion. That means you have to let go of all your imaginary – truly they are not real – hates, resentments, judgments, fears and any sense of self righteousness as all of those hide Love from you. They act as a cloak, a veil, or a fog that hangs between you and Reality, hiding It from you. They too are imaginary, constructed by you because you feared that your choice to experience separation from God had made Him extremely angry with you, and so you constructed them in order to hide from Him.

But God does not know anger, let alone harbor a sense of anger or judgment against even a single one of you! How could He know anger when there is only Love? He joyfully and lovingly awaits your awakening as His Will for you is eternal happiness, and He knows that your awakening is inevitable!

Your task in the awakening process is just to let go! To let go of every sense or feeling of guilt, of unworthiness, of shame, of fear, because every one of them is totally invalid. God created you, therefore you are, each and every one of you, perfect divine beings. As humans that does not seem to be the case, and that is because of the limits and restrictions that you built into the game that became the illusion.

You are Love! All that God creates is Love, and God loves what He creates unconditionally in every moment and without exception. If He loves you then why would you not love yourselves? It makes no sense, in fact it is quite insane for any of you to judge as unworthy, shameful, sinful, untrustworthy, ugly, or evil any of God’s divine Creations including, of course, yourselves. He offers only Love to you, and he offers It continuously in every moment, all that you have to do is to open your hearts by releasing your ferocious grip on whatever is not of Love, and Love will fill them immediately, and your joy will be ecstatic.

Fear is what is holding you back, fear that you are unworthy sinners deserving only hell. That is insanity because there is no sin and no hell. What you experience as sin and hell are imaginary and completely unreal aspects of the illusion, the game of separation in which you are engaged, which is itself quite unreal. It is time for you to discard your faith, your belief in the illusion and WAKE UP!

When you allow Love to flow into your hearts, as It will when you cease to shut It out with judgment and all the other related non-loving thoughts that furnish your minds, you will wake up because it is impossible to remain asleep when Love fills your hearts. As humans there are very few of you who have not experienced an intense love for another, and when you are having that kind of experience do you sleep? No, you are fully awake and vibrantly alive with joy. When you awaken into Reality, your divine and eternal Home, your vibrancy and joy in life will infinitely exceed all your previous experiences and totally surpass whatever expectations you have been holding about your return to your awakened state.

I know it is hard for you to conceive of the infinite joy in which Reality enfolds you, waiting for you to awaken and engage with it. So remind yourselves at least once daily, and preferably many times, that God’s Will for you is complete and eternal happiness right now! He does not want you to wait lifetimes, He wants you to be happy, to be in joy right now! All you have to do is open fully to the Love that is your true nature, to your Oneness with Him and all of creation. When you hold and maintain the intent to do that all that you have been holding onto that is not in alignment with Love will fall away and you will move from the darkness of fear, anger, hatred and resentment into the brilliant Light of God’s eternal Love and immediately know yourselves as you truly are – infinitely bright aspects of the Oneness that is God.

Your loving brother, Jesus

https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/it-is-time-for-you-to-discard-your-faith-your-belief-in-the-illusion-and-wake-up/

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Total self-honesty is an essential aspect of the awakening process by John Smallman

Humanity’s return to full consciousness, its awakening from the illusion, is proceeding apace. A massive awareness is growing that life on Earth followed by death are not your final destiny, that in fact what you are experiencing on Earth is but a passing moment in which you are learning the lesson that Love is All That Exists, and that your physical forms are are purely temporary vehicles or residences that you occupy while you do this. They are ideal for this purpose, but when you all “graduate,” as you all will, you will no longer have need of them because your natural state is infinitely limitless and filled with potentiality beyond your wildest dreams. The joy you will experience in Reality, at Home in the Presence of God, is WAY beyond your ability as humans to even conceive of, and it is to that that you will awaken.

On Earth, as humans, your task is simply to release anything to which you are clinging that is not in alignment with Love. When you do that, even for a moment, you will feel an enormous shift in your energy, a lightening of the burdens that you seem to be carrying. Most of you have at some time been forgiven for something you did or said that was intended to hurt another, and which you later regretted. And when you received that forgiveness it felt as though an enormous weight had been lifted off your shoulders. Likewise, when you let go of any resentment, bitterness, anger, and hatred that you have been “nursing,” you will feel lighter and joy will flow in to replace those unloving aspects that you have released.

All your suffering and unhappiness flows from judgmental attitudes you hold and from your sensed need to have those judgments enforced to make others pay for the pain you believe that they have caused you. But the pain, the suffering is truly caused by your dwelling on your perceived mistreatment by others, long after the moment of mistreatment has passed. You are effectively continuing to punish yourselves by dwelling on memories of unpleasantness from the past, or on imagining new unpleasantness in the future. But there is only Now! So live in the now and live in peace, your natural state.

Forgiveness of yourselves is essential. Nearly everyone has been inculcated with a strong sense that they are not good enough, and that they must strive constantly to improve themselves. Within the illusion it does make sense to become educated and learn the basic social rules that enable agreeable interactions with others. However, in childhood, many are discouraged from doing what appeals to them, from doing what they are intuitively or instinctively drawn to, and are instead induced to study and learn what their “elders and betters” decide is appropriate for them. This leads to distrust of their own inner guidance and a consequential ongoing internal conflict that often leads either to boredom and depression, or to powerful rebellion.

Now, as adults, you need to let go of those imposed shoulds and musts and all the negative self-judgments and guilt to which they led you. You are all spiritual beings with countless friends and mentors in the spiritual realms on whom you can call for assistance, and who enthusiastically await that call. Go inwards when you seek guidance, for there you will find amazing resources to help you release all that no longer serves you.

Discussing options and possibilities with human friends can be very helpful, but in the end you need to make decisions based on your own intuition and the guidance offered to you by those on whom you call in the spiritual realms, plus your own sense of what is right for you. Only you can know what that is and act on it, and that is all that you are asked to do.

All humans make errors because being human has severely limited your abilities to fully understand either the world around you or situations that arise there. Errors are learning experiences and lead to wisdom. Therefore do not judge yourselves harshly for making them, instead, gently forgive yourselves, learn from them, and do not refuse to admit to having made them. Total self-honesty is an essential aspect of the awakening process that you are all undergoing, and when you are totally honest with yourselves you will be at peace because then you know that you can trust yourselves. Trust of yourselves and others is very important. Without trust you are constantly expecting to make errors that must then be disguised, and you expect the same from others, thus causing yourselves unnecessary stress. With trust, when you make errors you forgive yourselves and move on.

You have probably noticed that those who are most peaceful, content, and at peace with themselves are people of honesty and integrity, people that you intuitively sense that you can trust. Trust responds with trust, and distrust with distrust. Betrayal is a consequence of the latter. When you are utterly honest you can almost always intuit whether someone else can be trusted or not, and that makes life a lot easier.

Everyone wants to be loved and trusted because Love is your natural state, but often, out of fear and due to previous bad experiences, many choose to be suspicious, believing it is a practical course to take in a world where so many are betrayed daily. But, as trust leads to trust, so suspicion leads to suspicion; what you think about and expect is what you experience. Suspicion locks out love because it cannot trust, and love and trust are inseparable.

As I and other channels keep reminding you; “You are all perfect beings because what God creates can only be perfect.” However, within the illusion as humans, you are, because you chose to be, severely limited in your skills and abilities. You chose this experience in a futile attempt to separate yourselves from Source, and to prove that you had no need of God. It was only a game you chose to play, but because God gave you power equal to His when He created you as perfect divine beings, because everything that He is He lovingly shares with all of His creation, the game you invented, the illusion you built seems totally real to you.

To uncover its unreality engage with Love, and only with Love, because nothing else is Real. You must all have heard the saying: “Perfect Love casts out fear.” And it is true, because there is nothing other than perfect Love. Anything that is not Love is unreal, illusory, and therefore will not last. You all will awaken into perfect Love, because that is your divine and inescapable destiny. So release your grip on any remaining self-righteousness, resentment, bitterness, or hatred that lingers from past hurts, and allow yourselves to awaken, and revel in the joy that ensues.

Your loving brother, Jesus

https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/total-self-honesty-is-an-essential-aspect-of-the-awakening-process/

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My mind was a mirror — Ernest Hyde

My mind was a mirror

It saw what it saw, it knew what it knew.
In youth my mind was just a mirror
In a rapidly flying car,
Which catches and loses bits of the landscape.

Then in time
Great scratches were made on the mirror,
Letting the outside world come in,
And letting my inner self look out.

For this is the birth of the soul in sorrow,
A birth with gains and losses.
The mind sees the world as a thing apart,
And the soul makes the world at one with itself.

A mirror scratched reflects no image —
And this is the silence of wisdom.

~ Ernest Hyde ~

(Spoon River Anthology)

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Remember that all attacks or modes of defensiveness are fear-driven responses by those desperately seeking to be loved

The illusion, your worldly environment built with the collective intent to experience separation, is collapsing! Humanity’s spiritual awakening is causing it to fragment and shatter into myriad irreparable components. Vast numbers of you have seen through the veil that appears to separate you from your divine Source, and it is dissolving like morning mist as more and more of the fear-driven dishonesty and corruption within all of your human societies right across the world is exposed by whistle-blowers and courageous investigative journalists. The electronic connectedness that enables people all over the world to communicate almost instantaneously with each other is the solvent in which the illusion is so effectively and rapidly being dissolved.

Your modern technologies, when sanely and lovingly developed, are of invaluable assistance in your process of awakening, and each day further new ones are being developed and brought into the public domain. Change, on a scale never before seen in your illusory and conflict-driven world, is happening in every field of human endeavor, and as a result there is absolutely no one on Earth at this moment in humanity’s spiritual evolution who is completely unaware of what is happening. Yes, there are still many in positions of authority who choose not to see, who refuse to be aware that change on an unprecedented scale is occurring planet-wide.

Do not concern yourselves about these frightened ones who are attempting to maintain the status-quo, the old order, in which a few with wealth, influence, and power continue to believe that it is their inalienable right to control the world and enslave its inhabitants. That mind-set or belief system, which depended on the human community’s acceptance of it as valid for it to work, is an aspect of the illusion, of the games that humanity has been playing for eons, that has now been shown to be totally unworkable, and those who continue to hold that vision are being removed from their authoritative positions and finding themselves no longer in power.

The old power structures, that kept you subservient to authoritarian elites, and thatclaimed to be democratic systems in which everyone was heard and honored, are being dismantled and those who operated them are being released from duty, much to their dismay.

New systems, honoring all on the planet and respecting and protecting each individual’s right to live free and abundantly, have been prepared and will shortly come into operation. Enormous preparations have already been made to ensure that a smooth transition into these new systems takes place quickly and effectively so that the current seeming chaos and confusion worldwide comes to an abrupt end as the old, outdated, and conflict driven methods of human interaction are exchanged for the new and harmonious systems for which so many of you have been hoping and praying.

The Tsunami of Love has done its work well, and every human now has within them the ability and awareness to lovingly embrace and engage with the essential changes to relationships at every level of society that the new systems will establish. You, the light bearers and light workers, have done amazing work as you have set and continue to set the intent each day to be loving in every situation, thus intensifying the effect of the Tsunami as it flows caressingly and continuously across the planet embracing every individual on Earth at this point in your spiritual evolution. There is no one on Earth at present who is not feeling and responding most positively to its influence.

Make a point of responding daily with joy and gratitude to the inner knowing you all share – that humanity is in the process of awakening, and that the process is not only irreversible, but is in fact gathering momentum. Then reconfirm your intent to make it happen through your unconditional love and acceptance of every soul on Earth, every soul without exception. Remember that all attacks or modes of defensiveness are fear-driven responses by those desperately seeking to be loved. Your intent to be only loving is the most effective way to melt the fear that has been endemic on the planet for so long, and now you can clearly see the inspiring results of those holy intentions in places that have for so long been riven by conflict and distrust.

In all areas of conflict across the globe families who have suffered appallingly are coming together from both sides of those conflicts to meet in compassion with the intent to understand one another and to heal the wounds that they have been inflicting on each other. Sharing their experiences of the horrific suffering that they have undergone with those who have for so long been their enemies shows them quite clearly that in conflicts no one wins, but that all suffer and to no avail. And those meetings are born from Love, from the intense need and desire for Love that conflict denies.

Truly, all want only Love. Conflicts have always arisen due to fear that instead of being addressed has been buried and denied. Fear is a powerful aspect of the illusion that holds you in its thrall and leads to preemptive attacks that strengthen it. Your wars on drugs, poverty, homelessness, and terror, as well as “police-keeping” military engagements in foreign lands, are like your family disagreements on behavioral issues – exercises in judgment based on ego-driven opinions by those who would retain power over others – but on a much larger scale. When conflicts expand, as they almost always do, the ability to connect personally is lost, and people then choose to support opposing sides in what they see as necessary conflicts to reestablish peace on their terms.

Finally you have realized that this never works, that conflicts always escalate, and that the numbers of those suffering also escalates leading to an increased sense of fear and anger, and inducing a desire for vengeance.

Love is fearless because, in truth, there is nothing to fear. When you surrender to Love fear diminishes, and as your ability and intent to be loving strengthens then fear falls away. Truly, as we have so often told you “no matter what the question is, no matter what the problem appears to be, Love is always the answer.” And humanity is now becoming increasingly aware of this divine Truth.

Individually you need to remind yourselves of this daily on waking, then remind yourselves again throughout the day, especially when situations arise that seem ready to explode into conflict. Fear arising is the ego’s attempt to control you and draw you back into the illusion from your personal space of peace. It thrives on conflict, and cares not that it brings you suffering and shame. By being your true Selves, beings of Love in a chaotic world, you disarm the ego leaving it speechless when its only wish is to shout and scream. In the absence of screaming and shouting, the desire for conflict subsides, peace arises, and Love embraces all present. Be Yourselves, enjoy life as it arises moment to moment, and your individual energy fields will meld creating a space that welcomes all who approach you.

Your loving brother, Jesus

https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/remember-that-all-attacks-or-modes-of-defensiveness-are-fear-driven-responses-by-those-desperately-seeking-to-be-loved/

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Sometimes by David Whyte

Sometimes

Sometimes
if you move carefully
through the forest

breathing
like the ones
in the old stories

who could cross
a shimmering bed of dry leaves
without a sound,

you come
to a place
whose only task

is to trouble you
with tiny
but frightening requests

conceived out of nowhere
but in this place
beginning to lead everywhere.

Requests to stop what
you are doing right now,
and

to stop what you
are becoming
while you do it,

questions
that can make
or unmake
a life,

questions
that have patiently
waited for you,

questions
that have no right
to go away.

~ David Whyte ~

(Everything is Waiting for You)

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