Monday, June 12, 2017
There is a term used to describe the process of working A Course in Miracles (ACIM) called undoing.
Todays talk Ascension is really the same process, because to rise up is to Undo, or dismantle All that separates us. Ascension is a necessary process in global awakening of the planet.
The course teaches 3 different messages of forgiveness. So where ever one picks up the text to look, they may interpret a different meaning. Think of it in the same way s having journaled our life. If you pick it up and read at a young point it may look like the young little narcissist me, me, mine. In our teens maybe we become a rebel as we explore our boundaries. Just like the decision to descend, incarnate and experience a full bodied human,
ACIM has a process of undoing.
There is a process for healing, until we unlearn.
So forgiveness looks like this:
- Practice forgiving others
- Actually it’s forgiving ourselves for what we held against another
- In truth there is nothing to forgive
Which one of these are true?
All 3, depending on where someone is in their learning.
Therefore, this shift in teaching also reminds us not to get attached to one meaning.
There is no absolute in learning, and to say that one is false is to run interference in ours or someones else's own
That is ACIM, but remember undoing is not limited to their teaching.
For progress to be reached in our heart centered reality, Ascension is necessary and requires a willingness to be open in expanding ones own consciousness.
As we ascend and reach new levels of understanding & truths it may leave us feeling doubt, gullible.
Or that we can’t trust our own inner wisdom, intuition or discernment in our return to truth.
This is our sneaky little feeling called doubt. Doubt is what disconnect us & likes to run interference on our souls journey, by bringing us out of alignment.
That said, when we transcend beliefs, it can be very confusing because we hold this idea that something is true,
and as a new truth is revealed the old then becomes an untruth in the undoing.
Sometimes we are at a point where we experience dual consciousness. Doubt & confusion(EGO) team up & collide, with our souls journey. An example may be when we are at a dark point. Darkness is often a clearing for something greater to emerge. Confusion may also arise because we are in times of radical transformation.
With love anchored in our hearts, peace & healing will always return.
The undoing is not bringing us new truths, rather it is helping us remove the obstacles that block it from our awareness. In that way we could say it is an unlearning. When we cross over a new threshold, it’s critical to accept that as long as we are bound to this body, we will continuously change. Many folks consider themselves spiritual seekers, but there's ne need to seek what is already there. The minute we do, we just invite doubt back over for another set back.
Here are some great questions to consider:
1. Have you ever had a belief, claimed it
and then somewhere along the way
changed your mind & felt guilty, ashamed
unintelligent or inauthentic?
2. Or someone else said something(opinion)
that you didn’t feel was true,
and you forever hold them to what they said,
as if they can’t grow too.
Perhaps even hold them in the judgment of
guilt, shame, unintelligent or inauthentic energy
that they feel.
3. How about had a judgement
that someone has crazy talk,
and then a few years later,
you find yourself exploring the very thing
that you judged them as nutty for?
Remember what Ghandi said:
"Only God is truth. I am a human being.
Truth for me is changing every day.
My commitment must be to truth,
not to consistency."
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A Mothers Love
This Mothers Day we had a wonderful time celebrating.
We had ceremony, ritual, prayer, meditation, shared food
and planted a mothers garden(See below).
But first, we talked about the perfection that surrounds us
in honoring them this time of year.
All we have to do is look out the window to see
the magnificence of the natural world
and the great mother is so bountiful
with fertility and creation.
Little baby birds are being born.
Plants greetings us, in their various stages life.
Some with newness of rebirth,
others fully awake and flowering.
What makes the tradition of gifting flowers
to our mothers so special is that they are
the quintessential symbol of fertility beaming with life.
Its natures way of gracing our mothers
by emanating the beauty of their divine role.
This includes all mothers.
Our Birth mothers, Spirit mothers, Earth mothers
as well as mothering ourselves.
Even beyond gender, we all are mothers.
Perhaps to a beloved pet, inner child, or our spirit and body.
We contemplated some questions:
What are the things we give birth to?
When one gives of themselves,
they give birth to a heart of generosity and contribute to humanity.
What are the things we nurture?
Every time we say the words I Love You
we are not only nurturing who we are saying it to,
but to our own heart & inner child as well.
Even when we say the words to ourselves,
Matt Kanh says,
“We are writing a Love letter to the whole world.”
What are the things we raise?
In love, we certainly raise the
vibration of collective consciousness.
Whether we are talking about birth, nurturing or raising something,
what we do and how we do it was likely learned from a mother.
Every time we eat, say thank you,
because even the food that nourishes our body is only possible
through our many mothers.
Mother earth cradles us by providing the conditions for growing food.
Seeds germinate and give birth to plants.
Someone nurtures the plant.
The insects and birds pollinate them.
The plant births food as a divine offering.
Its as if we are being fed a bowl of love,
every time we eat!
Do you see how beautifully orchestrated this is?
How interconnected we all are to every living thing,
In love, everything shows up as mother on our behalf.
What begins as a seed, honors the wisdom of the great mother earth and bestows her grace on us all. When we create a garden sanctuary,
we are reminded that we are a part of both nature's essence and something more.