Planting new seeds

Dear Ones,

It is this time of the year again. Spring is almost here!

As we come to the end of the winter season in the northern hemisphere, we approach the Equinox, the first day of Spring. A time of rebirth in the form of seeding new intentions, dreams or visions.

In the southern hemisphere, the full expression of these seeds has come to a harvest, and begins to wane, as we draw our energy inwards, for the season of inner growth and reflection.

Spring is a time of rejuvenation, of coming out of our cave, and of leaving behind what may have been plaguing us during those long and dark winter months.

Continuing on with the theme of cultivating our garden, we expand upon the space we created last week. Through the forgiveness of anything in our hearts which stands as an obstacle and limitation to our forward movement, this week we aim to plant our seeds.

What will we want to plant inwardly as we usher into a new season?

And what kind of fruits or flowers do we hope to see blooming in the coming months?

Gardeners of the Heart, it is up to us to decide!

 


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Hommage à Mamie Denise, et un message rempli d’espoir

Quelques jours après avoir rendu un hommage en anglais à la personne qui fut ma mère—et qui le reste, bien sûr—je souhaitais écrire en français pour rendre un hommage à « Mamie Denise » comme nous l’appelons affectueusement ; ceci servira également d’éloge funèbre personnelle puisque je n’ai pas eu l’occasion de participer pleinement à celle qui a été lue lors de son enterrement.

Notre mère a vécu une vie bien longue, et bien remplie, au-delà de ses occupations professionnelles, jusqu’à il y a environ deux ans lorsque la vieillesse et la situation dans laquelle elle se trouvait l’on obligées à rentrer dans une maison de retraite.

J’ai eu le bonheur de rendre visite à ma mère dans cette maison « cinq fois de plus, » soulignerais-je, fin novembre, début décembre 2016, alors que l’une de nos cousines dans l’est de la France approchait de ses derniers moments. L’Univers réunit parfois les êtres de façon quelque peu fortuite, pour ne pas dire miraculeuse. Nous avons échangé peu de mots lors de ces visites, du fait de l’état fébrile de ma mère, mais nous avons échangé de l’énergie, de l’Amour, main dans la main, cœur à cœur. Et je suis immensément reconnaissant pour ces précieux instants.

Que retenir de la vie de « Mamie Denise », si ce n’est dans un premier temps une enfance difficile dans un creuset familial pas toujours « nourrissant », à l’aube de la deuxième guerre mondiale. Son père était prisonnier de guerre en Allemagne et ce qu’elle a alors vécu avec sa mère semble avoir été difficile, d’après ce qu’elle m’en a dit. Elle aimait beaucoup partager sur sa famille, sur son vécu.

Le cœur de ma mère battait pour la région d’origine de ses parents, la Haute-Loire, qu’ils ont quittée à contrecœur en 1920, du fait qu’il n’y avait pas suffisamment de travail à la ferme d’Azanières pour nourrir toute la famille.

Ma mère est donc née et a grandi en région parisienne, à Pantin tout d’abord, puis à Clamart ou elle a passé 75 ans de sa vie. On s’extrait difficilement d’un endroit où l’on passe tant de temps, et ma mère y retournait fréquemment dans ses propres voyages imaginaires.

Souvent, lors des visites de mon frère à la maison de retraite, elle me disait qu’ils allaient « partir à Clamart », ne réalisant pas que la maison ou nous avons grandi avait été rasée fin 2011.

La boucle clamartoise a néanmoins été bouclée le 27 janvier dernier lorsque nous l’avons suivie pour son dernier voyage, au cimetière de Clamart. Elle y repose avec son époux, Pierre, et ses parents, Léon et Rosa.

Que retenir de ces belles années passées à Clamart auprès de mes parents ; une jeunesse insouciante, un désir d’évasion qui était quelque peu corroboré par le plaisir que ma mère prenait à recevoir mes amis étrangers, notamment ceux originaires d’Afrique ou j’ai vécu dans les années 80.

Il est bon, parfois, de s’éloigner momentanément de son antre quand on sait que l’on retrouvera toujours avec plaisir et chaleur les siens et les siennes. Tant de « grandissement » se produit dans ces moments particuliers.

Ce « grandissement » personnel dont la vie de ma mère fait écho a pris une tournure particulière lors de mon récent voyage en France. J’ai senti comme un ‘déclic’ se produire alors que mon frère nous emmenait en voiture vers la chambre funéraire, tôt ce vendredi matin, afin que nous puissions rendre un dernier hommage à notre mère.

Je veux parler d’un déclic énergétique, peut-être une porte qui se ferme, comme mon amie Lillis me l’a expliqué, alors que la relation mère-enfant se transforme, du fait de l’interruption du contact physique, et donc d’une connexion spirituelle qui prend son essor.

Pour finir, je voudrais faire part des mots que j’ai échangé hier matin avec une amie alors qu’elle partageait ses impressions suite à la disparition de sa propre mère il y a trois mois. Elle parlait des émotions de colère et de peur qui peuvent se manifester, pour ne pas dire s’incruster, suite à un évènement douloureux ; et qui ont affligé ses proches suite à cette disparation.

Ces mots paraitront peut-être un brin curieux pour clore un éloge funèbre, mais ils sont remplis d’espoir et porteurs d’Amour. Beaucoup de personnes ne réalisent pas ce qui leur arrive et la raison pour laquelle ils agissent, ou réagissent, parfois, en tant qu’otages inconscients de cette peur ou de cette colère. Si ces quelques mots pouvaient, je ne sais où, chez je ne sais qui, créer un moment de réalisation, ils auraient atteint un but tout à fait remarquable. Au plus profond de moi-même, je suis convaincu que la prise de conscience est le plus beau cadeau que l’on puisse recevoir—quel que soit l’élément ou la personne qui la provoque ; une amie, un inconnu, une émission écoutée par hasard, ou plus simplement, l’Univers.

« Maitre Djwhal parle de la colère et de la peur comme étant des symptômes résultant du chagrin et de la peine, à un niveau profond ; le chagrin étant à la base de tout. Il précise, quand le chagrin commence à remonter à la surface, il provoque beaucoup de douleur ; une douleur que peu de gens souhaitent appréhender. Il y a alors deux directions dans lesquelles le chagrin peut se perpétuer…la colère et la peur. »

 

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A profoundest transformation and a Mother’s love for humanity

I recently returned from a trip to my homeland. It was a special one this time, aimed at saying goodbye to the Mother who gave me birth, and who infused in me, along with my father, a desire for living life at its utmost.

My mother had a long, beautiful life, and would have turned 89 this month. Yet, it was a very difficult, harsh life, ravaged to some extent by the horrors of the second world war; not so much the horrors of an occupied Parisian suburb, but rather the ‘ravages’ she encountered at home with her own mother.

It is not easy to see the beauty of my Mother’s life behind the veil; the veil imposed by her own mother, knowing she loved us the way her mother did.

I am glad I am able to see her life’s beauty and am grateful to have been able to visit her an extra five times in November, due to the fact that, unexpectedly, a cousin of ours passed away in eastern France. It was a special time, just the two of us, with very few words uttered, holding hands. An exchange of Love & Light.

This ability to see, beyond the veils or the “sacred wounds” our caretakers carved upon our psyche in our childhoods, is something I have been questioning for a long time; at least consciously for the past 11 years.

Why is it that some people see, and why is it that some don’t?

And why is it that some people do the work their soul is calling them to do, and some don’t’?

The question remains, deepens even, beautiful as it is, as my life transformed itself in the crucible of my Mother’s eternal love.

I experienced something out of the ordinary during this trip. Perhaps a lifting of a veil, perhaps a seeing of some sort in an unexplored area of my inner self.

It happened, I felt it happening, and yet, obviously, couldn’t put my finger on it. It happened early morning on January 27th on the way to the funeral chamber where my brother, his companion and I would be able to pay our last respects to my Mother.
I would call it a shift and, yet, perhaps the best way to describe it is to use the French word “déclic.” Something that was stuck, or possibly stored away for some time, starts moving. There is sudden motion, there is life.

This shift got confirmed as I was texting with my wife, who was 9 hours behind us. We discussed the matter of what was going to happen that morning. Then a pause; then, a few minutes later, we addressed an issue related to our son’s school, texting to each other at the very same time: 7:44 am. Such a beautiful, divine confirmation; or so it felt.

A friend of mine, Lillis, said this energy shift was due to the doors closing from the energy of me and my Mother. And yet something seemed to have opened up.

Synchronicities started to abound; all the more incredible. Connecting with a sister last Friday (February 3rd) over a trip she had taken to Dublin, Ohio, in the early 80s. I traveled to Dublin, Ohio, in June of 2014 for a France-related training and, mystically, on my way back home that day, I was flying through the other Dublin, Ireland.

As I waited for my flight to Dublin that morning, I was able to share some thoughts with my friend Altair, trying to put into words what had happened in the past few days.

I wrote to him that “for a reason that I do not fully understand, my mother’s death seems to have created a ‘liberation of some sort’ in me; or the removal of a veil, if you will.”

It felt as if the concept of surrender had gone out of my life; I no longer knew what it was and perhaps, as Altair suggested, I had surrendered into surrender.

I also wrote that “it seems that I have lost, along the way of surrender, all my expectations. Only ‘nothing’, or possibly ‘what is,’ remains; pure and simple, like a tear, a drop of divine water.”

I had tears in my eyes while writing these words; they seem to come from somewhere else.

So it seems that this is the beginning of a new journey, or possibly one undertaken at a deeper inner level.

I do not know—knowing we so seldom do—what will happen, and the only thing I can do is walk forward, offering my Light & Love while honoring the memory of the woman who gave me life and so many other blessings.

Merci Maman. Je t’aime.

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Staying in the Heart space

Dear Ones,

Our physical Hearts are one of the most vital organs in our human physiology, beating to the rhythm of the Universe and circulating our soul’s essence, our blood. As above, so below: this physical organ is reflected within our etheric fields, with the Anahata chakra, the swirling energy vortex located within each of our subtle bodies, and the wellspring of unification which connects us in healthy relationships.

There is also another chakra, less known but being increasingly activated in humanity, called the High Heart Chakra, which interacts within our fields on a higher dimensional level. This Higher Heart connects us to our Divinity and the unconditional Love which flows from the fountain of Oneness.

This heart network is responsible for the peace, love and joy that we experience as human beings, as well as our connection to our family, friends, community, and brothers and sisters across the globe. It is a source for healing all divisiveness, discord and illusions of the earth plane.

This week, we will explore more about the strength of the Heart, how to instantaneously access its healing energy, as well as how to maintain a deeply resonant connection with all the powers that it brings to us.

What are the benefits of bringing this Heart Space online in your life, to a more consistently functioning basis?

You are invited to join the discussion and experience some Heart-centered connections with soul family!

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Flexing our spiritual muscle

Dear Ones,

I recently started exercising at the gym, attending a Pilates class. It had been 1.5 years since I last took care of my body that way, and the idea of “flexing our spiritual muscle” gently came to me this past Friday during class time.

How do we do this ‘flexing’? How do we exert spiritual wisdom and compassion in the midst of life’s vicissitudes, amid our mundane, and sometimes repetitive, encounters?

While pondering the question, I came to reflect upon the concept of ‘distancing’ or ‘detaching oneself’ spiritually.

In any situations, some more challenging than others, what does it take to distance oneself with our ego mind while remaining present with our Heart?

That is a great practice, I can tell; one that requires a great deal of control and exercise –yes, back full time to the gym of our daily life!

See you on Thursday, January 19, folks ❤ 🙂

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A few moments of healing

Dear Ones,

I have been reflecting lately on some “moments of healing” and how important it is to be aware and acknowledge them–and be grateful, of course.

Simple ones.

The other day, I had finished preparing a meal for my family. I was feeling a bit antsy as no one responded to my call for dinner. Instead of getting annoyed, I sat on the couch and started sending Love & Light around with my breath. That is HUGE healing compared to how I would have reacted five years ago.

Can we see it as healing?

Another one took place last night as I was putting our son to bed. He started crying over a scene in Kung Fu Panda, a cartoon that he had watched in the morning. I took him over my shoulder and he cried some more while explaining his emotion to me. Although he may not fully understand what lies beneath his sadness, this moment was truly a moment of healing.

Healing in becoming…

Let’s heal, dear Sisters and Brothers, and let’s be conscious of our healing, and of that of others.

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Germinating in full honesty

Happy New Year, dear Ones!

Here is the theme for our gathering this week. A cryptic theme to start the year!

‘Germinating’ was in my mind recently, and it gently collided with a story from a French children’s magazine.

I’ll explain, and here is the story I read in our son’s “Pomme d’Api.”

Once upon a time, there was a Chinese emperor who was getting old. He had no heirs and thought it would be a good time to find a successor.

He called out to young boys of 10 years of age. One thousand showed up. Among them was Liang, an apprentice baker.

The emperor gathered all the young boys and told them,

“I am getting old, I have no sons and it is time for me to designate the future emperor. I am giving each of you a seed. You have 3 months to grow that seed. After 3 months, please come back to me and I will choose the boy with the most beautiful flower as the next emperor.”

Liang worked very hard to make his seed grow. He gave it every kind of Love he could possibly muster, in and out. To no avail. He resigned himself to report his lack of success to the emperor.

The day came when the emperor summoned the young boys again to look at their flowers. There were 999 beautiful, flowers; every flower more beautiful than the others. It was very difficult to tell which one was the greatest among all.

Liang was the only one with an empty pot, feeling ashamed that he couldn’t grow his flower in the least. He reported all his trials and efforts to the emperor while courageously facing him.

The emperor smiled at him tenderly, and then addressed the audience.

“You all have grown such beautiful flowers; it is very hard for me to tell which one is the most magnificent of all. Yet, the seeds I gave you 3 months ago were bad, because I cooked them.”

And then he turned to the only honest individual in the audience, and offered him,

“Dear Liang, would you like to be the next emperor?”

Till we meet again, dear Ones, in full honesty! ♥ 🙂

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