Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

There are lots of people who are going through tough times right now.  Personal issues, environmental events,economic crises, and cultural clashes exist around the world.  And it feels like the chaos is getting closer to home.  I swear I have heard more ambulances and sirens in my small neighbourhood in the past three weeks than in all the years I have lived here.

Whatever form of chaos you are living in right now, there is only one sure thing about it and that is that it will change.  You can either choose to acknowledge and flow with the changes, or you can set up your expectations and try to govern the ungovernable. But I’ll tell you now…resistance is futile.

Change is a funny thing because we all fear it, whether we need it or not.   We resist change around and within ourselves.  Even if we live in total misery, we resist change.  I once met a man who lived on the streets in Montreal 12 months out of the year.  I asked him why he didn’t take a room at one of the residences for homeless people around the area. He told me he didn’t like change.

I didn’t understand.  How can abject poverty be freedom?  Never knowing where your next meal will come from, or where you will sleep that night cannot feel very free for anyone.  Real freedom is the opportunity to make any choice you want for your life.  And yet, this man was so accustomed his limited life, that he only saw what he would lose if his situation changed.

Change can only happen in one of two ways – you choose it or it chooses you.  Usually people choose change only after they have endured a hearty measure of discomfort in their current circumstances.  Some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others who may choose change more quickly.  The only guarantee you have in this day is that things will change.  Your body changes, your relationships will evolve and your circumstances may be different when you went to sleep than when you woke.  Sometimes changes affect your life in a way that makes you rethink your priorities. Financial difficulties can have this effect because they impact your very basic survival needs.

Right now, our family like so many is struggling financially and personally.  Sales are not what they used to be for my husband and my home business is not getting enough clients because of my location and lack of winter friendly facilities.  There is horrible illness in some of my family and everything seems to be standing on a precipice of great shifting change. Things are uncertain…and I don’t like uncertainty.  AH, fear is such a blast.

Instead of panicking an dallowing fear to hijack my thinking (which I am sure we all do frmo time to time) I ahve decided to appraoch this “life bump” differently and I have declare to the Universe that it can have its way with me.  I will try not to get in the way of whatever is going on.  Things have never been this hard, but I have never starved or died (obviously), so I will do my footwork and wait and see what happens. If I keep hitting walls I’ll take it as an obvious sign to change directions!  When you don’t know if you will have enough food or money – this is the faith that separates the men from the boys…as they say.  Really when you get to such a difficult place, what choice do you have anyways? You can think and worry and fret until the cows come home (something that actually happens frequently around here :) ) or I can just “do the next right thing”, which seems to be right now finishing my book. Ironically I have no illusions about selling the book in a way that would make my life less uncomfortable, but it is at the front of my mind every day…so in my experience, if I follow this “”intuition”, I am going in the right dirextion…whatever the hell that is anyways.

I guess I’ll follow the good advice of my friend Jacques who always said “Do the next right thing and leave the rest up to God”.

Leap of faith…here I come.

Peace

GRANDMOTHER’S WELCOME – Poem

GRANDCHILD BORN

IN THE THREE HOURS OF THE MORNING

CALLED AS I DID

WATCHING FOR YOU

TO COME INTO

THIS BREATHE

GOOD LUCK LITTLE ONE!

DON’T LET THIS WORLD TEACH YOU

ANYTHING BUT THE BEAUTY THAT IT IS!

KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN

LIKE THE WHOLE UNIVERSE!

KEEP IT ROUND AND PERFECT,

UNMARRED AND UNSCARRED

FILL US WITH THE WONDER OF YOU

THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE TODAY

WELCOME LITTLE ONE.

TAKE THE TIME TO REMIND US

OF THE BEAUTY WE COME FROM

AND WHERE WE GO TO

AFTER THIS TIME IS DONE.

~For Sasha, Born November 19 3:30 a.m.~

Body and Soul

Spiritual learning is never finished – as humans we will always have questions.  There is no graduation certificate.

Over the past few years I have become a dedicated student of different Eastern philosophies.  As a result I am enjoying my life in brand new ways.  Connected living, spiritual focus, loving what I do – really, what  great life.  A few years ago I began studying A Course In Miracles with an online group headed by a particularly brilliant and very humble man who lives in New York State.  We have a small group of people who share their personal understanding an experiences on different portions of the book. Peter leads the group and we all read and absorb its profound wisdom.  But every once in a while,  I still get stuck.  The Course talks about everyone having exactly what they need, if only they could PERCEIVE CORRECTLY.  Similar to the bible saying that Sin is what keeps abundance from your door.

I still get stuck on the basics like…if we have “perfect abundance” then why are babies born in such hopeless conditions around the world. How is it that their “perception” of things is off?? And, yes I understand we have the resources to supply our entire planet with everything it needs, without causing it further incapacitating detriment, but, why aren’t we doing it?
I understand our bodies to be part of what we choose as an experience that we are having, almost as if on behalf of God. we are God…having the unique experience that is US. We are an experience. Body is a vehicle for “experiencing” that experience. We have always…ALL WAYS…been here. We are not “going anywhere” when we die, and heaven is right here…literally in the right now.
It’s really not complicated.
But then it’s NOT EASY to apply all the time.
This shift in consciousness we are experiencing is quite simply, I believe, the next stage of human evolution. The emergence of conscious intuition. Schools of learning like ACIM, eastern philosophies…concepts that accept rather than reject…is all a symptom of this motion towards non-separation.
the ability we can develop to read and understand through intuition the signs, symbology and methods of communication of the Universe with our souls, the quicker will we be in a position to begin to make the changes necessary to continue surviving and learning and growing. No one is attracted to these types of gatherings and exchange of information by accident. I believe if you are here, reading and absorbing any portion of this, you were called here, meant to be, ready for this and your soul is bound to shake awake if it hasn’t already.
Then you have to get this “new skill” working with, like Peter said, the entire evolution of your species, which is all programmed to ignore intuition. I think we really lost when we developed “scientific methodologly” around the 1400’s – the “age of reason” was not too great for the development of our energetic attachment to the earth. we quickly moved away from energetic connection (which indigenous tribes still have) towards a technological way of living which absolutely separates us from the physical connection to that which sustains us. This is very dangerous. Learning how to use your intuition, very often involves some form of “getting back to nature”.
I believe we know things naturally and intuitively, and can spend our entire lives trying to get back to the basic knowledge we have about ourselves.When I was a little girl I remember telling the Catholic priest that he was wrong about God. I said i thought God was what happened when we put everyone’s souls on earth together, including the animals, it would make up God. He said:  “No…mumble mumble…not possible”.   But now I know it is quite possible.
~Namaste~