The Aquarian Age quality of NOW, is easily brought to us by being in Mother Nature.
The YouTube videos for today contain the sounds, colors, beauty and creatures of our amazing Planet. They encourage and inspire us to go out and be in Nature so we can feel and experience the Elemental Kingdoms firsthand.
Now is not a measure of time. It is an awareness of Divine Presence that wells up within us when we are conscious and present.
When we are unconscious our mind often jumps to past or future thinking.
We create our future by BEING conscious and aware in this moment. We drop into the “Deep I,” as Eckhart Tolle calls our presence.
Today, if you wish, you can use these short videos to point to your own still, small voice. The sounds and beauty of nature remind us of our own connections to all that is. Our own amazing and miraculous planet that is our home enlivens our being.
In this state of reverence and appreciation we open to our creativity.
Joy easily comes to us. Love and creativity are our true nature.
With these qualities at hand and recognized, the scones we bake are heavenly and very nutritious. The sweater we knit has a warmth and glow within it. The letter we write to a friend has a healing and nurturing quality to it. We may just be inspired to write a book or paint a sunset.
Books have been my teachers, friends and healers since I was nine years old.
Our Aquarian Age, that we have entered, includes several main qualities that will hold us in very new frequencies as a Unified consciousness: Mother Nature, Now, and a New Earth are among them.
For your summer reading, and for me, my ongoing reading, I have included my favorite of Eckhart Tolle’s powerful books that are about these three qualities: Stillness Speaks, The Power of Now and A New Earth. Each teaches us that we have a deep connection to our unique selves that can be easily reached and discovered simply by being in the Now, stillness and breathing. BEING.
Each book has its own special teachings.
Over my own conscious spiritual journey I have discovered many spirit guides who have taught me “to be still and know that I am God.”
The Now helps us connect deeply with Presence, which brings us joy, wisdom and peace.
I have used each of these books, over the years as inspirational guides and teachers.
The first, Stillness Speaks, contains one of my favorite ideas: “Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you. When you perceive and join with nature in the field of stillness, that field becomes permeated with your awareness. That is your gift to nature.
“Through you Nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were, for millions of years.”
Next is The Power of Now. This is a spiritual guide and course. The Now contains our freedom and joy. Our true being.
Eckhart’s A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, teaches us how to transcend our ego-based state of consciousness. We increase our happiness and help awakening humanity to be fully present. Being conscious allows us the knowingness that we are all One and are connected to ALL that is.
I’m sure if you decide to jump into any or all of these books they will take you well into the Fall, or Winter, Spring, or maybe back to Summer again.
Happy reading and experiencing the joy of being in the Now.
Flowers never fail to uplift me. Their colors, shapes, fragrance, beauty, intricate geometries and patterns, and feeling tones are miraculous.
Flowers first appeared on Earth 114 million years ago (from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle).
That was a huge shift in consciousness for the plant kingdom.
Humanity is undergoing that same blossoming of consciousness as we speak.
The shift contains many qualities for all of humanity such as Unity, Oneness with all life, Creativity, Prosperity for all, care for Mother Nature, and Love, Love and More Love– to name a few. A giant leap in consciousness is here for all of us Now.
Flowers are wonderful Spirit guides. They have learned a lot in 114 million years.
Their wisdom is shared in many ways. In our gardens through their presence, which is one of their most amazing ways; by being themselves.
Another way is through their essence: their spiritual pattern of learning that they share.
I have used flower essences for years. Each time I do, I’m amazed at their magical qualities of transformation.
They have collections from many parts of the world. Just visiting their website is uplifting in itself. As you read the descriptions of each flower it is plain to see that each individual flower brings a unique conscious and spiritual connection to Grandmother Earth.
If you haven’t used flower essences before, the people at Green Hope Farm are more than happy to help you chose ones that will serve you. They also have essences for pets and children.
The photographs of flowers I chose for today are for their beauty, colors and amazing shapes. I took the photos yesterday at our local nursery, just for the fun of it.
Flowers have helped me the most over the years by teaching me Presence. Sitting quietly in a garden, allowing my own spiritual presence to emerge, has helped my well being, peace, joy and creativity. Seeing fairies and nature spirits has been an added bonus to know myself as a Divine creation– just like flowers.
“Originality consists in returning to the origin.” —Antoni Gaudi
“Now is a concept whose time has come.” —Nina Wilkins
In the now your presence can well up and you can own what you have won– your true beingness from which everything springs.
You have won that very unique present, you.
If you don’t experience that precious present of your Divine self you are covered over by time, as Eckhart Tolle teaches us. You are thinking about past or future.
Over the ages spiritual teachers of many denominations or philosophies have taught us about being in the present. Master Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day.”
Joel Goldsmith, “The Infinite Way,” has taught us to practice the presence which wells up in the now.
Monks chant “Om na ma shiva ya” to focus their spirit to be aligned with the Divine Now.
Meditation allows for the quieting of the mind, and the Presence within comes to light with joy and peace, now.
Walking slowly and quietly in nature brings you to the Now with the all, Oneness. Listening and watching brings you to this level of consciousness when you are present.
Angels sing praises to the Divine constantly. No room for anything but gratitude.
In Nature, the tiniest flower seed grows in the dark ever so slowly pushing through the heavy dark earth, moment by moment, Now.
If you would like to experience this level of consciousness, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is the best guide I can imagine– truly uplifting and transformative. Also, his books Stillness Speaks and A New Earth will point you in the direction of experiencing your Being within.
A fun synchronicity for me is one of the accolades given to The Power of Now. “The most important book in a spiritual life written in the last decade.” —Thunderbird Bookshop, Carmel, California. This was one of my favorite spots to go in the 1980s and 90s, though it closed I believe in 2002.
From the first page of The Power of Now:
“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” —Eckhart Tolle
I have always loved helping my friends and family realize their dreams. I’ve found it to be very fun and exciting to see the smiles and joy when a particular dream that seemed far out of reach is realized.
Prosperity is all about believing in your dreams.
Eckhart Tolle teaches us that often the greatest obstacle to manifestation of our dreams is twofold: we affirm lack in our thinking, and we don’t believe our dreams can come true.
There is a saying among fitness trainers that people will do anything to lose weight and get fit except diet and exercise. In my work I have found that people will do anything to realize their dreams except meditate and change their minds.
Meditation allows our presence, our Divine connection, to well up. We can feel and know we are part of the Divine, not separate. The only thing we have to deal with is our own thoughts. To create the world you love you have every thing you need: thoughts, feelings and belief.
Our way of believing deep down in our convinced mind is our faith. In truth, we are consciousness, which contains everything we could ever want. (Paraphrased from Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra and confirmed by my own experience.)
It’s natural as Divine beings to aim high. To wish for wealth and happiness. To dream of things out of our reach. That is the fun of life, and life is meant to be fun.
The movie Dreamer is a true story that contains every element of manifesting your dreams.
Belief, passion, overcoming seeming insurmountable challenges and fears, and Love. The movie contains everything you need to know about manifesting your dreams. So dust off the dreams you may have set aside for lack of trust and belief, and see how far you can take them. I believe you can go all the way and have the pure joy and bliss of realizing your dreams and also reap the rewards of the Spiritual growth along the way.
There are powerful spiritual Laws we can all learn and use.
Emily Dickinson said it: “All I know of Love, is Love is all there is.”
“Be still and know that I am God.” The presence of our Creator wells up within us in the stillness. We feel peace and joy.
I love Eckhart Tolle’s book Stillness Speaks, a wonderful book that affirms this idea.
Meditating is the ideal way to hear your still, small voice. The YouTube video at the end of this blog is a meditation with Eckhart Tolle. It’s not a lecture. You can meditate right along with Eckhart. It brought me so much peace and the feeling that all is well.
God is Love and everywhere present.
“Our only responsibility is to accept the Atonement for ourselves.” Atonement means being at one with our Creator and all that is, Oneness. (Via “A Course in Miracles,” Foundation for Inner Peace.)
“Birds of a feather flock together”– My mom’s favorite expression. Better known as the Law of Attraction.
You are a perfect, unique, innocent, child of God, who loves you beyond your comprehension. You inherited your Father-Mother God’s ability to create. You create by your thoughts, words and feelings. Tell the story to yourself and others, your story, the story that you WANT to live. As we affirm and tell our story the way we want it to be we create it. We need to believe it to see it. — Sananda, Abraham and Saint Germaine
There are two very important components to manifesting, allowing and receiving your Good. One, Forgiveness of yourself and others, and two, BEING in the qualities of gratitude, thanks and appreciation.
Forgiveness returns us to love. A wonderful book by that name, A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, teaches us, in depth, how Love does its job as we forgive ourselves and others.
Thanks, Gratitude and Appreciation put us in the vibration of Love where we can create and allow our good. A wonderful book, Ask and It is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the nuts and bolts of vibrational creation and manifesting, by using rampages of appreciation and intentionally feeling good by focusing on what we want to create.
Note: we also have the ability to temporarily block our good by un-love, which is in truth a fiction because Love is all there is. We do this by using our free will backwards by criticizing, condemning and complaining. We can quickly jump forward by realizing we are love and have the ability to create a wonderful life for ourselves by returning to Love.
There you have it. Many of the simple yet powerful laws of the Universe that manifest in infinite ways.
So, as Abraham says, through the Hicks material, the most important thing is for us to feel good. As we feel good we can create our desires.
Enjoy the fun, joy and satisfaction of creating your good by letting Love do its job.
I’m writing again today about one of my favorite bridges of love light, Flowers.
I love flowers.
Our dear beauties didn’t appear on Mother Earth until 114 million years ago. Given the Geologic time scale of several Billion years, that is fairly recent. Eckhart Tolle in his book, A New Earth, mentions that flowers are the key to enlightenment.
Gardens have always helped me, over my lifetime, to hear my spiritual guidance, find peace and get a clear direction for solving my problems.
I’m grateful to Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. A friend recommended them to me a few weeks ago. I’m so happy to receive Molly Sheehan’s understanding of how flower essences help us, our pets and our plants. Ultimately they help the “whole,” as we are all connected. If you would like to explore their benefits, their website contains a wealth of information on how they work and which ones to choose for YOU.
Flowers have worked through many life problems in the last 114 million years, and they contain their patterns of wisdom in their essence.
For the Cosmic moment we are currently in, on our dear Mother Gaia, Green Hope Farm, has created several essences from their Venus Garden for 2019. The one I’m choosing is “Upwards and Onwards.”
My mom used the expression “Onwards and Upwards” often when I was growing up. I always thought that uplifting. Now we are in the Golden Age of Aquarius, so Upwards, first in our consciousness, and then Onwards in our actions, is more appropriate and powerful.
This is one part of how Molly describes this essence: “The heart of the garden was Mehera Marigolds for Love of Divinity. There were Bells of Ireland to help us anchor within us the highest vibration possible, Cosmos so we can live and speak from the heart and Sweet Alyssum so we can be our most evolved self in physical form. Sacred Tobacco and other Nicotianas were there to help us purify and let go of the things we thought were our real identity but which tied us to the illusions of small self and stopped us from knowing our true self in Oneness.”
She writes more about this essence, and many others from that garden on her website. Wonderful.
The photos of the flowers today are from my neighborhood. My friend used to always put nasturtiums from her garden on top of her salads. They taste a little bit like watercress and are so pretty.
Flowers are always helping us whether in our gardens, in our homes, in essential oils and aroma therapy, as food or in especially created essences. As in the top line from this blog,
The Earth will be healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and our Child within who is innocent, as flowers bring us enlightenment.
Many years ago, when I was teaching Flower Essence Workshops, Fairy Tea Parties and Spiritual Prosperity Workshops, my friend Janette asked if I would make “hand outs, or notes” for the participants. It came to me to write a blog that could be used to share the information and be used as “hand outs” for the classes. I asked Sananda what title would be good, and he told me: “Bridges of Love Light: the Earth will be Healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and Children, Including Your Child Within, Who is Innocent.”
Dear One, you are that innocent child. Yes, You! Do you realize what you went through to be here at this time? You are a unique, Divine Child who is very needed at this time.
When I teach spiritual workshop,s the very first thing Sananda says is, “Every moment in your life up to now is exactly as it was meant to be.” So today I ask you to release guilt, shame, anger and any self-talk that is not Love. If regrets come up, put them in the light of love and forgiveness and realize you are a beautiful, Divine Child, and our dear Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature need you and LOVE YOU.
Recently, while walking Hana’s dog, Lola, I kept seeing lots of trash but didn’t pick it up, because I didn’t want to get my hands dirty. I felt very guilty. I learned from a beach cleanup workshop that cigarette butts are the most toxic to birds, who mistake them for food. Small pieces of litter like the aluminum can, ring pop tops and small pieces of styrofoam look like something edible to birds and other small creatures. These small pieces of trash are very important to pick up. Now when I go for a walk, I wear a glove and take a couple extra dog poop bags with me to fill up with litter. It’s the little things we do each day that will help our Earth.
One of my favorite books, Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle, expresses these love light ideas from Nature:
“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.
“Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you. When you perceive and join with nature in the field of stillness, that field becomes permeated with your awareness. That is your gift to nature.
“Through you, nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were, for millions of years.”
I included the photo of Gnomes at play above because your innocent inner child can most likely see or feel gnomes. The fairy realms are becoming more visible and real to humanity as the veil between dimensions becomes thinner, as Earth rises into the Golden Age of Aquarius.
I had the joy of leading a kindergarten class on a field trip to Big Sur, California. We stopped by a stream in the Redwoods where the bank was flat with just enough sandy shore to sit and have our lunch. After, the teacher asked me if I would like to tell a story so the children could have a little rest. I asked the class to just listen quietly for a moment to the creek, birds and breeze through the leaves, to just lean back on their blankets and be very still and quiet, to rest on their backs and look up to the top of the Trees to see if they could spot any birds. It was a rare day of warmth and silent breezes. At this point several of the children had dozed off, and we stayed in the stillness for about 20 minutes. That experience has stayed with me because one of the little girls on awakening said: “Miss Nina, this is the best day of my life. Thank you.” Your inner child can take you to that place.
One reason I love photographs is the precious present is captured.
I sat down on the couch to take a little break in the sun, which we haven’t seen much of for some time. The bright light came streaming in. I relaxed and stretched out and soon the kitty, Gobbles, who is quite large and long, stretched out on my shoulder and back, purring loudly. Then Hana’s dog, Lola, stretched out on my legs. Within moments we were all sunbathing, and I received a full blown reiki treatment from our pets. In those moments I felt pure peace and comfort. Pure relaxation in the sun.
One of my favorite lyrics to a popular song is “a moment in the Soul will last forever.” Since I was in my beingness, or soul, in that moment, I can draw on that experience over and over because I was in the precious present. Pure delight in the moment can be revisited by memory.
Time is funny that way; it is a paradox. Linear time is a mental construct. Real time is multidimensional, and when it intersects with your inner being becomes presence.
“The precious present allows Presence to bubble up.” —Kudos, 7 spirit Dolphins 🐬
In a book by that name that came out in the ’80s, “The Precious Present,” the students of a master spiritual teacher were at his bedside as he was near passing. He had requested some chocolate cake. They asked him: “Master, you have attained great wisdom in your life. What would you like to tell us?” He replied, “This cake is delicious.”
Eckhart Tolle, one of my favorite spiritual teachers, is on a world tour currently teaching these principles. He has many YouTube videos, which I watch, and each time I love the often long pause he takes before answering questions from the audience. He allows presence to well up and answer the question. I always am uplifted from his work. I hope you will take advantage of this bridge of love light readily available to all.
“Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.” —Eckhart Tolle
I highly recommend his books, especially “The Power of Now” and “Stillness Speaks.” We are now in the Aquarian Age, and one of the ways we work is by the power of now.
I included these photos of our resident neighborhood baby moose, as I never would have seen her if I hadn’t been present following my intuition. That is one of my favorite parts of synchronicity. I feel I have been given a gift by the Universe of Good.
Our mindfulness and practicing presence is not just for us. It joins us with All in Unity and Oneness—LOVE.
Divine Prosperity is all around you. These truths will help you let it in if you will allow the change in your beliefs. A belief can be more than just a practiced thought. A belief might have been imprinted on you from a young age by your culture, your family, your friends or, most especially, your mother. Your mom is your early life line, and as a child what she says is law. So these learned beliefs contain your trust in life and also your faith and feelings of love from your mother. The following truths I have learned in creating, manifesting and receiving my good, so I wanted to share them with you.
Eckhart Tolle teaches us the biggest obstacle to receiving our good is affirming lack by saying “I Want,” rather than “I Have.” He reminds us of Jesus teaching, “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24) The second part of that obstacle is that you can’t get yourself to believe it if it hasn’t happened yet in the outer world. When you allow yourself to go deeply in meditation to your own consciousness you will find “all that is” and discover how to receive your good. You can believe it.
Neville Goddard teaches us, “Get in the feeling of the wish Fulfilled” and your wish will manifest.
Saint Germaine teaches us every thing we could wish for is at hand right where we stand.
Mary Reynolds teaches us, “believe it has happened and it has happened”– “Thank you for my gold medal in garden design at the Chelsea flower show.” (Dare to be Wild)
Emmet Fox (Around the Year with Emmet Fox) teaches us the only thing we have to contend with is our own thoughts. We must root out and change beliefs we hold that don’t support our wishes. The most common one is “there is not enough” food, money, love, etc. It’s important to believe I am enough. I have plenty.
Abraham teaches us through the Hicks’ Ask and It Is Given to find ways to feel good and be grateful before the wish is fulfilled by knowing or believing that always, when you ask, it is given.
One of my favorite beautiful demonstrations of believing it has happened, and it has happened, is in the movie The Little Princess. The little girl and her friend are in the very cold attic with no food or blankets, and she describes to her friend in detail the banquet they are about to receive and believing do receive the bounty. Her descriptions are so vivid, you can smell the muffins and hot steaming tea.
Sananda teaches us that the most important thing you can do to receive happiness is to “Be the love that you are.” (Love Without End: Jesus Speaks… by Glenda Green) Abraham teaches us the most important thing to create the life that you want to live is to feel good. Appreciation of all that you have, facilitates both of these: being Love, and feeling good, as it is the same vibration as Love, the most powerful force in the universe.
I invite you to get in the feeling of your wishes fulfilled and feel thankful for them now as though they have manifested. Joy is your birthright.
I chose the photo of the Rose above as gardens have always helped me manifest my good. They give me peace so I can receive Divine inspiration. Also I receive from the spirit of nature the process of seed to flower. Very much happens in the dark, moist earth before the seed germinates. Enjoy each stage of your manifestations as they bring you the magic and Miracles of the Divine Mystery. Manifesting your Goods can be very satisfying and fun.