Well this morning I decided to change things up and sit in my slightly soiled chair once again. It definitely gives me a different perspective on the room . I even grabbed a different coffee mug out of the cupboard and my coffee is steaming away in a mug created by a local artist that has a woman and a white raven on it. Sometimes I feel the need to change things and other times the comfort of routine and familiarity is what I crave. That commercial jingle “sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don’t”, keeps running through my mind. I realize I talk about living with heart a lot and today will be no exception. Spirit tells me that they cannot emphasize how important us living from our heart is and that the world needs as many heart centered people as it can get. Keep writing, spirit says, talk about the heart spirit says. Fine, fine I will do it but people are going to get tired of it very quickly.
So what is all this heart based writing about? If you look back over history we have done some horrible things to each other, animals and the planet. Most of these acts come from a place of fear, the need for power over, plain old greed and ego. We cannot continue to behave in the same way and expect different results. Something has to change. While there have always been people doing great selfless things, I think the numbers are swelling. The media is focused on feeding the fears and the feel good stories are few and far between. The internet and social media have given some a platform for policing and reporting on the actions of others. They see someone doing something they don’t agree with and snap a picture and post it to Facebook. I noticed the other day someone had taken a picture of the back of someones car and called them out for throwing a cigarette butt out of their window. Stupid thing to do definitely, but did the person snapping the picture stop and deal with the cigarette butt or just go on a rant about it. This type of calling someone out makes me uncomfortable though I am not sure why. Brings to mind police state, witch trials, and lynch mobs I guess. This makes me nervous. What does this have to do with heart centered living? Absolutely nothing, isn’t that great!
It doesn’t have anything to do with the heart. It is all about right and wrong, us and them etc etc. There is even a local page dedicated to calling out people who park without regard for others. Why would someone spend so much of their time on a page like this? I would like to have a coffee and a chat with them to see what lies underneath the need to out bad parkers in a public form. I had someone come into my shop and she had some psychic abilities. She looked at me and said there is nothing but fear stopping you. I was a little offended and curious at the time. Then she reached out and touched me which made me extremely uncomfortable ( I don’t like strangers touching me) and said, “They can’t kill you this time.” I completely forgot about her hand on my arm and almost danced for joy because she woke something up in me with that statement. I thought, you are right it is not easy for them to kill me for my beliefs this time. It was like a great weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I was free to be me.
So I talk about spirit, the universe, animals, symbols, plants and energy healing. At one point in our history that would have gotten me burned at the stake. In this day and age you would think people would not have the same fears but those who were persecuted and the people who persecuted them have passed down their beliefs and their DNA to their descendants and depending on your belief system some have carried the echoes of these things into the life that they are in now. I remember some of my past lives and I was usually the persecuted one because I have always been a healer in some capacity or another. In this life some people still react with fear. They are afraid I can see the things they try to hide from others and they are right sometimes I can. So could anyone else that observes people on a regular basis and reads their body language and watches how they interact with others. That does not take psychic abilities.
I see what motivates people, the essence of who they are, spirit animals and I now see (this is a new thing) some of the people in their lives who are no longer with us. I say I see, but that is not an accurate description. I feel them and am unable to explain it any better than that. I get feelings and just know certain things. Right now there is a spirit hovering over my left shoulder reading as I am writing. I cannot see her but I know she is female and believe this is my maternal Grandmother. She just turned to me and smiled when I typed grandmother. For some reason she is very excited about what I am writing, maybe interested is a better word. I come from a line of people who had strong intuitive abilities and perhaps my Grandmother was one of them she is nodding her head and has her hands clasped together. I know that my mother used to see people who had crossed over but she was not comfortable with it and never spoke about it. Thanks Grandma!
What does all this have to do with living a heart entered life? I know, sometimes it takes me a while to get to the point We all have gifts or talents, whatever you want to call them. If you are coming from a place of love or with heart those talents are of great service to the entire planet and all its inhabitants. If you don’t know what your talents are look to your heart. It will almost burst with joy when you find it. What makes your soul light up? Find that. Do that, even if you don’t think you are ready. I was having a bit of a rebellious streak and told spirit they could wait until I was damn ready to write. They told me that was fine, I was only wasting my own time! So much for the rebellion. I hope that the person with the parking page realizes that their talents and time are wasted on that and they have far more to contribute. I hope they discover their gifts because what they are doing is not far off the mark. They just need to shift their time and focus to something other than badly parked cars.
So stop avoiding your talent or gift and stop focusing on what others may or may not be doing. Look for the things that make your soul light up, that is what we are supposed to contribute to the world. Sometimes it is the smallest talent that has the most impact so do not discount it even if it seems odd or tiny in comparison with others. Stop comparing and just be you. You are enough and you were born to do this. Go out there and spread some love today.
Okay, I went outside for a moment before I hit the publish button and had two strange experiences. I was wishing that my writing skills were better than they are and that I was more eloquent. Spirit said enough of that. Spirit wants you to know that the fears are constructed by your mind and wants me to remind you that your heart is fearless. So live fearlessly and follow your heart. I also encountered a male spirit who was distraught. He was pacing up and down the path and muttering to himself so I asked him what was wrong. He said, “I lost it, I lost it all!” Don’t ask me how I know but he was swindled out of all his money and felt ashamed and did not want to go home and face his family. We had a quick discussion and by the end of it he had a huge smile on his face and waved goodbye as I stood on the path with tears streaming down my face because once again I got to witness the power of love and compassion. What a wonderful way to start the day.
Much love and many hugs to all