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?

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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.


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.

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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

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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.”

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 (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!



“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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Between two waters

Dear Ones,

I am using a 16th century French marine expression this week. “Nager entre deux eaux.”

It refers to a ship that is navigating between two currents, tossed around that it is by (possibly) strong waves.

Further down, if we stretch the metaphor a little bit, it may refer to a person unable to make a decision. Sitting on the fence if you will, yet in the water!

The image I am willing to convey here is more of an in-between phase—not even sure between what and what, and not necessarily tossed around. A phase, or a time period, when things are not moving.

And yet there may be progress, undiscernible progress…somewhere under the water!

Let’s take a dive this Thursday, dear Ones, along with a bit of navigation!

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Observing someone’s suffering

I am using the verb ‘observing,’ dear Ones, as it is vitally important to understand where one—including ourselves—is coming from. Awareness is key. Without pure awareness, liberation is not attainable.

Yet it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything about this other’s suffering. Observing for the sake of observing is usually not a compassionate attitude.

The suffering I am focusing on is mental suffering; not physical. It can be construed as psychological as well, depending on the circumstances.

The additional layer in this theme is that the person is suffering unconsciously.

Let me share a brief story that was reported to the Dalai Lama a few years ago. A person came to see him and told him that a man had been beating up a dog with a stick and that the dog experienced excruciating pain. The person felt very sorry for the dog.

Upon hearing the person’s account, the Dalai Lama offered the following question:

“Who do you think is suffering most?”

Often, we do not realize that the perpetrator, under the guise of a violent action or reaction—or even perhaps the lack of an appropriate, expected reaction—, is the one suffering as well; and perhaps the most.

In this regard, the other type of suffering that came to mind is lack of appreciation; or someone’s inability to express gratitude.

Does the person suffer from some type of a blocked ‘spiritual artery,’ a block akin to resentment?

And what would be the cause? Does it lie in a current existence or is it buried in some sort of a foggy, unconscious memory going way back?

The reason I am sharing these various points and questions is because we shouldn’t jump to hasty conclusion when witnessing something that looks or sounds detrimental to someone.

As a final note, let’s keep in mind that our Love & Light can do a lot of good.

And can heal a ton!

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The aliveness of our emotions

This week feels a bit like ‘going back to basics;’ that is, to how we function.

And it’s again about movies.

We watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last night.

In it, Prof. Severus Snape subjects Harry to some grueling testing in order for Harry to control his emotions. Something that will serve Harry well later on, said Snape.

This scene allowed me to reflect on (my) emotions once again. Especially at this time when Gaia and its inhabitants are experiencing quite a significant transition.

Where do our emotions come from?

From our mind, our heart, or from somewhere else within us?

Do they usually need an external trigger? (which would be my assumption)

Is it our emotions that we need to control, or is it our potential reactions to them? Once the ‘bird is unleashed’ out of the cage, so to speak

And did any new emotions pop up at this moment in time? For the past two months, let’s say?

Perhaps things that were stored in the freezer for a long, long time are starting to show up and thaw. Who knows?

There is so much we can play around while questioning our emotions, and the myriad of ways we live and breathe.

Emotion—ally yours!

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Are we finally turning the tide?

Dear Ones,

Yesterday, I came across some notes that I took a year ago while reviewing one of my favorite scenes in the movie The Lord of Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This is when (a year ago) I ‘finally’ understood the mythical names of the creature and places involved.

I mention this episode, when Gandalf the Grey disappears in the abyss of the Unknown and reappears later on as Gandalf the White, because it is a great illustration of the process of metamorphosis, or rebirth if you will—a process we are both collectively and individually undergoing at this very time, consciously or not so consciously.

The words of Gandalf the White—the new Gandalf—caught my attention when he said,

“I am Gandalf the White and I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.”

Could the time be now, dear Ones, at this very moment?


The paragraph below offers some context. Feel free to watch the six-minute video of the Epic Battle between Gandalf the Grey and the Balrog.


The complete duel between Gandalf and the Balrog from the Lord of the Rings films. The clip includes the moment when the Balrog is first heard in Moria (“What is this new devilry?”), the confrontation on the Bridge of Khazad-dum and the climactic finale on the peak Zirak-Zigil, as narrated by Gandalf the White.

Extra note: Gandalf the Grey fought the Balrog, allowing the Fellowship to escape Moria. Both fell into the abyss but the battle continued at the peak of Zirak-Zigil. Finally, it ended but both Gandalf and Durin’s Bane were slain in the process. Gandalf was later “sent back” by the Valar as Gandalf the White.

“I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.”

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