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Divine Love

Women’s history, Mary Reynolds, part 2.

Einstein has taught us, “Logic will take you from A to B in a straight line, but imagination will take you everywhere.”

In the movie Dare to be Wild, one of the song lyrics playing in the background says, “Nothing grows in a straight line.” As we awaken to our own imagination and creativity, we open to a whole new part of our Divine Self. When our heart, imagination and intuition lead us, everything is new and filled with presence.

Steve Jobs told us, “You can only connect the dots in your life backwards.” I love that expression because many of the miracles I have experienced in my life have been in spite of myself. They have come unexpectedly and have reminded me of my Higher Self guidance to go places I would not have thought of. The most dramatic of these was when friends and I decided to attend “The Gathering of the Children of Light” in Mt. Shasta . This was on a whim. Our excitement was more about being together, camping at Crystal Lake and seeing the Mountain for the first time. To our surprise, we could have never guessed what that time would bring. That weekend, being with The Who’s Who of channeling, and 300 light workers (1986), changed my life for the better for ever. It put me very decidedly on my Higher Purpose Path.

I have learned over the years, channeling ascended masters and Divine Love, that one very important aspect of the Divine, and often overlooked in codified religious and spiritual teachings, is Divine Mystery.

 When you think about it, we have to have Divine Mystery or we couldn’t have the infinity of expansion that we have. Life would be a closed system. This mystery allows for discovery, aliveness, growth and fun. Scientists are happy to work around the clock when they are on the verge of a new discovery. Putting their knowledge and wisdom in a certain field, along with their imagination and intuition, helps them put the puzzle pieces together for new discoveries. 

When our heart and imagination leads our mind, our unique creativity is infinite. 

In the video above, Mary teaches us that when nature is left alone, in most climates, forests will return. Forests then can be a home to a myriad of species including a kingdom that is now being explored for its many benefits for all species: The Fungarium.

My friend, Deborah, recently gave me this amazing book. We see there are as many branches below the tree’s surface as there are above. I feel that is what is true for us also– that as many branches or more are within us as in our outer world. “As above, so below.”

This is a time of great Renaissance for Humanity, Mother Nature, the Animal Kingdoms, the Plant Kingdoms, Fungariums and the Elemental Kingdoms. All are growing in new ways: expanding, evolving, blossoming.

You and I are in an incredibly momentous time. Heaven on Earth is here now. We just need to see it, feel it and awaken to it. It just requires our attention, intention and expressing the unique, Divine Mystery that we are.

Divine Love

March is Women’s History Month.

Currently we have 7.9 billion people living on our incredible Grandmother Earth. Thank you to all mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers. Your stories are amazing and filled with love, or we wouldn’t be here.

I want to thank my mother, Charlotte, and my grandmother, Ruth. 

Today, I would like to highlight Mary Reynolds’ work. She has been a positive force for Mother Nature and the Elemental Kingdoms for the last 25 years. She has been named in the top ten of landscape designers in the World.

You can learn of her story in the movie Dare to be Wild.

Her work has progressed over the years to where she is now being a Nature Guardian. She teaches people to grow their own food, nurture the landscape they already have and create an Ark where part of their land is untouched and left wild.

I learned of  this concept when I visited Findhorn, in Scotland, in 1982. A portion of their farm land is left wild, and people don’t even walk through that part of the garden. Over the last 30 years Findhorn has developed into a thriving Eco-Village. (See the Findhorn Garden book and To Hear the Angels Sing, by Dorothy MacLean.)

Mary is a way-shower for sure. 

I have watched the movie several times and am inspired by her courage and for not giving up.

Her story is one of accomplishing a dream that appears to be impossible and against all odds.

It’s never to late to add a chapter to your own unique story that is magical, fun, creative, joyful and miraculous.

We definitely can create heaven on Earth, NOW.

Learn more about Future Forests here.

Transformation

I came across a video of Chris Nikic about a year ago.

I love his story so much.

Completing an Ironman Triathlon in the required time (17 hours) is no small feat for any person.

One day I rode my bicycle for 56 miles against headwinds and with lots of hills. For me that was a huge thing. I also one day swam a mile in a pool, not open water that has tides and currents. And one day I ran six miles. Each of these feats were big for me but they were singular and months apart. Whenever I hear of people doing an Ironman Triathlon, I marvel. A one-mile open-water swim, a 100-mile bicycle ride and a marathon (26.2 miles), consecutively, all in one day, within 17 hours. That is a super-human feat for anyone.

I love what has come of this for Chris, a passionate life with family and friends’ support, being part of the community and that great feeling of getting better every day.

His dad and a coach developed a great philosophy for him: 1% better every day. That caught my eye– not 20% or 30% or 100%– 1% better every day. One lap in the pool, learn to ride a bike, one extra step a day. 

I feel the keys in any goal setting are to have passion for its accomplishment and to have support.

Chris’ plan gives him one year of training. 1% better every day. No excuses, no complaining, no days off.

After following his story, I have taken that mantra: 1% better every day, no excuses, no complaining, no days off.

For me this has taken me out of overwhelm, and the feeling that my own personal goals are beyond reach, to getting 1% better every day. Even the smallest accomplishment gives me an uplift.

I hope you will enjoy these videos and be inspired to accomplish your own goals.

Heart Math

During the 1970s and 1980s I lived in Menlo Park, CA. It was a small town in those times, and I would walk or ride my bicycle to wherever I needed to go. Within a few blocks of each other were Stanford Research Institute, Noetic Sciences, East West Bookstore and The Heart Math Research Center. As I walked by I wondered what Heart Math meant.

Also at that time I lived within a mile of The Linus Pauling research center, Stanford University, and another mile up the hill, the Stanford Linear accelerator. 

Steve Jobs, in a motivational  speech, told us you can only connect the dots joining the events of your life backwards.

I have found that to be very true in my experiences.

Heart Math is one of those dots.

I was reaping the benefits in my higher consciousness of living in such close proximity to all of those organizations. I was receiving higher consciousness, new information, telepathically or in resonance and coherence without even realizing it.

In the early 1980s I went back to school and attended San Francisco State University. I was enrolled in a Physical Education Major and needed a Minor, so I enrolled in Nexus—Science and Humanities convergence. We studied Science courses paired with humanities. My first pair was Biology with English. I loved theses courses, as the research was showing that there was a “split-brain, split-culture,” phenomenon in our world because we hadn’t learned to use our whole brain in coherence with our heart.

That was in 1980-1982. The idea of the right side of the brain being intuitive, artistic and sensitive while the left side was logical, tending toward math and science, was not mainstream news yet.

Cut to connecting the dots of my present awareness with Heart Math. All of the concepts I learned in my Nexus studies have been verified and proven many times over. We are learning at an accelerated rate by using our whole brain intelligence combined with our heart’s intelligence.

Our heart actually has intelligence that is separate from our brain. When used coherently with our mind, we can become aware of our connection to all that is. We can easily tap into higher group consciousness. Teamwork and cooperation become the new norm. Our heaven on Earth     can manifest as we practice these simple coherence techniques.

I hope you will enjoy all three videos and see what is possible for Humanity, Now.

Water, Walking and Words

In the video above Oprah interviews Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as his followers call him.

Many years ago I saw this interview, and the part that stayed with me is when Oprah tells Thay that just being in his presence she feels less stress and more peaceful. She asks him if he always feels peace and he responds, “That is my practice.”  

That one thought has stayed with me, “That is my practice.” It has inspired me to write about Water, Walking and Words and having that as a practice. I know that walking is the best exercise, fresh spring water one of the best things for our bodies, and words create our experiences in life.

My reasoning is that knowing these simple three things and practicing them can be very beneficial. Thay combines walking with mindfulness and peace. I like to combine walking mindfully with cultivating joy as my practice. When he said cultivating peace is my practice, it gave me not only an overwhelming feeling that peace is possible, but a knowing that we can practice Divine Qualities of kindness, love and joy until they are such a part of us that they radiate from us and are available for others who are in our presence.

The statement, “That is my practice,” frees us to start again when we fall short. When we put our energy and intention, our mindfulness, to a practic,e it will grow, step by step. Our job is to choose where we want to put our energy and intention.

I often ask myself the question, “What do I want to bring into this moment?”

I included the video in the middle today because I feel grateful that our US Embassy, in an official capacity, gave a tribute to Thay. The United States was one of his second homes, and he still has a great following here, along with Plum Village in France.

The last video is a wonderful teaching about worry, which I feel we can all benefit from.

I’ve have listened to many of Thay’s teaching  videos over the years and have received their effect of being bridges of love light to my high self.

What do you want to have as your practice, without any self-judgement or recrimination, just a loving habit that will allow one of the many Divine parts of yourself to grow and flourish?

The Spirit of Water

Photo by Hana Cynkar

In the Elemental realms Water is Love.

In the photograph above you can see how the water sprites love to have water as their play creations even when they are far from the ocean. Sprites normally play with water right at the edge of the waves where the water laps at the shoreline. I’ve always loved standing right on that edge right before going into the waves for a body surf. The tingling sensation makes me laugh. I can see why dolphins play right at this edge– and not just for fishing.

I’m far from the ocean today, but the sprites still give me reasons to smile: beauty and the infinite, daily variety of Mother Nature.

Here in the mountains, when there is fog at night and the temperature is dropping, the fog freezes in the night and creates beautiful crystals. They don’t last long in the bare-leaved aspens, as they are so delicate a slight breeze knocks them off the branches. Soon the sun will have enough warmth to melt them.

As in so many amazing occurrences in Mother Nature, the conditions are only right for these sprightly snowflakes to appear in the early morning two or three times in a winter.

I have loved getting to know Nature spirits over my lifetime. They are calling all of us to help heal the Animal Kingdom and the Elemental Kingdom.

Every grain of rice counts towards tipping the scales in the direction of a flourishing Mother Nature for all of her inhabitants.

Some simple and easy changes we all can make:

  • Eat organic foods, for you, the soils, waters, farmers and Mother Earth.
  • Water is healthiest in glass bottles. Single use plastic bottles are harmful on so many levels.
  • Grow your own food.
  • Plant flowers.

I’m very sure you can think of dozens of ways you can help the Elemental and Animal Kingdoms and You.

You are a bridge of love light for your family, friends, pets, plants, trees, home and neighbors. 

Sound

Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers performs live on the Andy Williams Show, 1965. Unchained Melody. Beautiful and amazing. Enjoy.

We have learned from Abraham, in the Hicks material, how very important it is for us to feel good. One of my favorite books of theirs is Ask and it is Given. A very easy to understand and practice “how to” for raising your vibration.

Esther Hicks has been teaching us for 30 years to make feeling good a priority in our lives so we can attract the life we want to live. Sound, music and singing are a valuable way to raise our vibration so we can feel good.

We have access today to an infinite variety of music, sound and singing on YouTube. Amazing performances like the ones included here are free. Each of these always help me raise my vibration to joy and gratitude.

This year I am going to treat myself to more enlivening sound frequencies. One that I have known about for a while is the F sharp tuning fork. It aligns the heart chakra.

Another is Tibetan bowls and bells. The sounds they give off are frequencies that uplift. The vibrations are also tangible. Crystal Bowls are another powerful transmitter of high frequencies.

I am going to have fun this year learning more about creating with Sound. 

The video at the top of this blog is one of my all-time favorites.

The piece at the bottom is “’El Condor Pasa,’ an original Peruvian Folklore (song) popularized by Simon and Garfunkel in 1970. ‘If I could’ is the best known Peruvian song from the Zarzuela El Condor Pasa composed by Daniel Alomia Robles in 1913. From 2004 this piece is a Cultural Heritage of Peru. This theme is considered the second National Anthem of Peru. ‘The Condor flies in both the Americas connecting all Native races.’

Performed by Peruvian musician Alexandro Querevalu with a native Indian flute called Quena and traditional Andes Regalias (poncho) is felt deep within the Soul.”

You may also want to explore sound, music, drumming and singing as it is not only uplifting but gives rise to our Highly creative Soul.

Joy

Porcupine on Teton River – Photo by Hana Cynkar

One of my personal bridges of love light that never fails me is Mother Nature.

The infinite variety of life here on Grandmother Earth provides unlimited opportunities for joy, discovery, healing and wonder.

I can be feeling “blue,” as my mom used to call sadness, and a few minutes being with the spirit of nature brings me back to Joy.

We are made out of Love, which contains joy. 

My intention for our new year of 2022 is to cultivate more Joy for myself and others.

The photo above is of a porcupine in the grass, which perfectly camouflages it. My friend once taught me that if you want to spot wildlife, hold a focus toward the horizon and look for movement. That really works. I’m always elated when I can spot a deer or even tiny critters in the wild.

The Diamond light sparkles on the water always bring me joy also.

The bottom photo is of another Joy producer for me, flowers. 

For your 2022, you may want to cultivate more joy in your life. Joy helps your body be its healthiest. Joy opens up our creativity. Joy emanates from us to spread happiness to others. Joy inspires.

The following are resources that have helped me cultivate more Joy in my life:

Donna Eden’s “Radiant Circuit” online course and 10 minute energy routine.

All of Eckhart Tolle’s books and online courses.

Green Hope Farm, flower essences and website.

Mission: JOY, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.

The Elemental Kingdom, The Spirit of Mother Nature, Earth, Air, Water, Fire.

The Animal and Plant Kingdoms.

Singing “LuLaLuLaLi. Love, Peace, Harmony and Joy.”

Dr. & Master Sha’s  books and website.

We are all unique in the Universe. Cultivating your very own Joy space is well worth your time and effort.

Photo by Nina Wilkins

A Higher Perspective

When I was growing up in the 1950s, my mom,  dad,  sister and I would all sit on the couch and watch TV together. Most of the programs were G-rated, even though that was before ratings.

When we were watching and a commercial came on, I would ask my mom, “Is the show over?” I really wanted to see the end and feared I had missed it.

She often teased me about this because I asked that so often.

Now in my adult life I still have that feeling that I am going to miss the “heaven on earth” promised by the Golden Age of Aquarius. That passes quickly as I observe little things that are the beginnings of The New Earth, NOW.

This last Sunday I woke up to a moment of Heaven on Earth as I saw the sunrise and the full moonset. I don’t often get to see the sunrise here in the mountains, as there is often cloud cover or fog in the early morning. Seeing the Full moon set is also a rarity. We had what is called here “a bluebird day.” Spectacular clear blue sky with white barked aspens, which are  leaf-less, giving a stark, beautiful backdrop to the Grand Tetons on the horizon.

I haven’t missed heaven on earth as it is here now in these serene moments that I get to receive into my awareness.

Thank you, Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature.

Sananda has taught me that we live in a holographic Universe. The great is in the small and the small in the great. Rumi has taught us that the one drop of water contains the whole ocean.

So, my dear readers, we can collect these moments and add them to the collective consciousness of heaven on earth until it is evident for all.

Don’t worry. Be happy. We didn’t miss it.

Be aware of the moments you are adding to the whole. My higher self often reminds me, “one grain of rice” — as a thought, happy feeling, compassion, joy, appreciation, being the love that you are — does add to the creation, no mater how small.

 These small actions can tip the scale to goodness for all sentient beings living on earth.

So smile today– laugh, jump, dance or Love all the good that is here just for YOU.

Mother Teresa reminds us: do small things with great love.

You will reap the reward of feeling very good. 

The videos today from Lorna Byrne demonstrate how we can help ourselves, and Mother Nature, by growing in LOVE.