This is a mega-powerful time of year. It is the agricultural New Year when
underground growth begins. This Earth-based reminder is a perfect expression of
the delay between unseen and seen growth! Spiritually it is a reminder to me
that everything starts in the Unseen Realm of Spirit. A reminder yet again:
What is our focus? What is our intention? Every day I am more aware of the power
of Thankfulness. Thankfulness has many names: Confidence, Faith, Strength,
Nonresistance, Presence, Joy, Oneness are some of my favorites. Any moment is
all about change! Nature is constantly in Flow. Nature is Change, Growth,
Transformation. Each moment is brand new. I may not see the changes coming.
Thankfulness embodies Readiness, Receptivity, Awakeness! I think again of Rev. Dr.
Michael Beckwith's term reverential alertness expressing how we are to greet
Life. His website comment is: "The Worry Free Diet is guaranteed or you get
baggage back." I laughed so hard I started coughing. I can't imagine
consciously wanting baggage. Why in the world would I choose baggage over Freedom?
This is not a hypothetical question. I'm learning some huge lessons right now.
Seeing the lessons means my stuck places are disappearing~~~ Yes!!!!! I'm
deeply learning what living from and as Oneness feels like and looks like. Yes!!!!!
There is no duality! Just one Presence, one Power, one moment! No duel! We
can give up the fight. Give up the resistance. Give up the fear. There is
nothing to fight! Nothing to fear! Our heritage is abundant Life right here right
now! What is particularly huge for me right now is knowing that Compassion is
another name for Thankfulness. All these names are simply the I AM Presence:
My true nature... your true nature. Embodying Awakeness we transform our lives
abundantly! There is no lack. There is simply: Stillness! Presence! A quiet
receptive Joy and Confidence! A massively huge Presence is who we are!!!!!!
We're moving into winter. Many, many changes are afoot personally and
collectively. In this contemplative time I offer this thought. A fascinating paradox:
We are seeing the end of the belabored misunderstanding that we are not
enough, that there is not enough to go around, and we are seeing the necessity of
a Joy-filled, Confident Nonresistance to what is! Can you feel the glaciers
moving over each other yet again? We cannot move into what we want when we're
resisting what is. The vibrations don't match. We think we don't have what we
want. That very thought prevents what we want! This Truth is an ageless
teaching. This worldwide awakening is very precious to me. It echoes my
understanding a few years ago of the miracle of the loaves and fishes. The more we share
the more we have!!! Every time we share Substance It expands!!! This is a vital
spiritual Truth to understand and embody. Science is now showing us the
physical Truth of this principle. This principle speaks so clearly to me of the
power of Love. I have said again and again Energy and Intention matter. Energy
and Intention are Spirit made visible as matter! That's why it is so
important to be conscious of what we're doing, thinking, saying, feeling. In that
context it occurred to me that Joy is Empowerment. Joy is the spiritual
ecstasy that embodies connection as the Divine. Joy is a choice moment to
moment. Joy is possible moment to moment. Again and again we are asked internally
how happy do we want to be? How awake? How Joyful? How Compassionate? How
Generous? How Prosperous? These aren't rhetorical questions or possibilities to
me. These realities mean a great deal to me. Scientists say we are made to live
140 years! This
shows me how much unused potential for Joy we have. As we cherish who we are
more and more we empower ourselves beyond our seemingly wildest imagination.
I remember yet again that cherished Marianne Williamson quote: "It's our
light not our darkness that most frightens us." This is the message I want to keep
sharing with people: There are no limits to how good it can get. As we live
from that reality we create it here and now! Are you game for that? I sure am!
It's such a precious matter of consequence!!!
In this context of Empowerment I want to share my ideas on vulnerable living
vulnerable leadership. I treasure this model of Power. It speaks to me so
oneness with the One, as the One. We are Power. We are Unconditional Love.
What most of us experience is conditional love. I want to treasure that
experience. I also want to nonjudgmentally treasure a greater Awakeness. From
Awakeness we can choose a newly embodied Love, Compassion, Forgiveness. From
Unconditional Love we bring Peace to our past, present and future. We bring Peace to
our precious Earth here and now! We live from Generosity, Trust, Openness,
Strength! We understand everyone is a leader! We are all to shine our Inexhaustible
Light! Everyone is a follower! We are all to follow our own Inner Guidance
knowing we all share the same Oneness! We are independent and interdependent.
Codependence is not oneness! Codependence is a deadened embodiment of fear.
Expectation and expectancy are categorically different processes. Expectation
says, "You must do as I say in order for me to feel powerful and worthwhile."
Expectancy says, "I rejoice in my Life knowing my Good is already present. My
Good does not depend on you! I am Power Itself. I live my Life freely,
peacefully, confidently. I live in the present moment. I am not stuck or enmeshed in
I'm clearer than ever before and I'm still on the journey. That's the
fascinating part of the both~and continuum I see as Life. How nonresistant I am or
not tells me clearly where I am in this journey. I am getting better and
better at watching my process from the amused Observer Self place of being. What I
treasure especially about this process is it shows me how I can be of maximum
service to the Infinite Presence of my being. Compassion shows me clearly how
to transmute pain into service. This is the lesson I am working with in my
Mystery School work at Diana's Grove, www.dianasgrove.com. As always I love the
synchronicity of what I need and what is provided by the Universe! I am always
looking for Growth and the answer is always provided. I see more clearly than
ever before: It is not compassionate to take on someone else's pain! It is
transforming to shine the Light of Love, Clarity, Confidence, Strength. I am
reminded of the definition of Forgiveness that I love so very much: "Give Love
for pain." We are not meant to live lives of embodied, stuck pain. We are
meant to acknowledge our pain, grow through it, transform it, and release it. We
are meant to live lives of Radiance, Passion, Glory, Freedom, Joy. This is the
Abundant Life that all the avatars of all the spiritualities speak of and live
from! I honor this Place by living from It, accepting It as a Gift freely
given and received. It doesn't come by working hard. It comes by Acceptance,
knowing I AM,
opening out into what is already here, free and clear! Blessed be to us all
as we live from and into this precious precious Gift of Life and
Awareness!!!!!! I am that!!! I AM!!!!!