Appreciating Everything

Through our lens of gratitude,
We understand the meaning of Thanksgiving.
Being grateful for this human experience,
That delivers opportunities for our growth,
Like no other existence could.

And so…
Blessed are those,
Who thank the downpour,
That creates the rainbow,
For all experiences are valued-
And none taken for granted.

Celebration Of Light – A Message From HOME

“Today I get to tell you about something new, but before I do I want to take you Home for just a moment. I sit here, the place that you call Home. You know, humans think that heaven is up above the clouds and it is a funny thing for us because heaven is really everywhere…it is all the places that you are not…all of them, together. When you come to your Earth you are a little tiny baby, and you have to be carried, nurtured and held. Most of the time when you look up, you are looking into the loving eyes and beauty of your mother, father or the people taking care of you, so you automatically think that all beauty and nurturing comes from above. That is why you think heaven is up. Is that not interesting? So, I will bring you up here and you can sit on a cloud with me for a moment. I want to show you something, okay?

Wipe your eyes and get ready to gaze into the universe, because that is what we do here all the time. We are going to look at Earth for a moment and see the whole picture, all hearts blending together. Just open your eyes slowly and what you are going to see is a big lake with no waves at all. The water is absolutely motionless and there is no movement in the air, just a beautiful reflection in a perfectly still body of water. That is Earth, and in many ways that is what your emotions look like to us until something happens. When you go into fear, you create negative waves here in the energy. Take a little pebble and fill it full of your heart energy, then just throw it at the pond quickly. Go ahead, throw it down there. Can you see the little ripples going out from the center? Little circles…and more circles.

Now if you take a whole bunch of pebbles and throw them all in at once, you have many circles starting to move and creating all kinds of energy. They overlap each other and the movement creates all kinds of beautiful things, which is what we see when you celebrate. All of a sudden we are looking at this beautiful blank space and we see a little ripple and say, “Just watch. There is a little ripple starting over here. This is going to be a good one.” And we see you celebrating on Earth. Now why is that such a big deal for us? Because those are the times when you forget you are a human, and you start bringing your spirit in all the time. Do you know what happens when you laugh? You push your own image of who you think you are out of the way long enough to see yourself playing the game. Is that not beautiful? That is really where the laughter is. When humans celebrate, we awaken here on this side of the veil…. It is an expression of a beautiful celebration of light, and one of the greatest things that you can do on this Earth. So many of you have been thinking that you have to do something spiritual and you have to work hard. We tell you that you cannot do anything more spiritual than laugh because that is when you forget the human part of yourself and your entire spirit just comes right out and shines brightly. Re-member, dear ones, the grounding of the light from Home is one of the reasons you are here….

Dear ones, it is a beautiful journey ahead. Play. Celebrate. Know that your spirit has never made any serious errors. You are whole and complete, living in multiple dimensions at once and suddenly becoming aware of it. Your choices have led you here and that is the beauty of who you are, where you are from, and what you step in to do.

It is with the greatest of honor that we sit in front of you and watch as empowered humans now populate planet Earth. Treat each other with the respect. Nurture one another every chance you get. Know that it is a beautiful game and play well together. Open every door for everyone that you can, for you are of service to the most beautiful light—yours.”

– A message from the Other Side as channeled by Steve Rother.

Creating Peace Within

Life’s experiences have taught me many things.
When I show appreciation for what I already have,
And not lament for what I don’t,
The elusive peace arises from within.
This parallels the teachings of the wise Ones.
When we are living in contentment,
Tranquility shall prevail…regardless of external discord.
From this I surmise-
Gratitude is the great healer, Greed is the opposite.

And so it is.

Non- Exclusitivity Of Faith

“Once again, we are reminded that awakening, or enlightenment is not the property of Buddhism, any more than Truth is the property of Christianity. Neither the Buddha nor the Christ belongs exclusively to the communities that were founded in their names. They belong to all people of goodwill, all who are attentive to the secret which lives in the depths of their breath and their consciousness.”

― Jean-Yves Leloup

Despair Not In Life

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.

There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible…

But in the end, they always fall.

Think of it–always.”

– the legendary advocate of peace, Mahatma Gandhi.

Why We Should Forgive

“The vital importance of forgiveness extends far beyond those individuals into the pre-birth agreements every one of you made. Because agreements are made by souls with unconditional love and are designed to further the evolvement of all participants, each soul plays a role that offers others advancement opportunities.

Persons whom you may resent deeply for what you perceive as cruel, unfair treatment may be fulfilling perfectly their agreement to provide you with that experience. Please do not forfeit your growth opportunity by holding onto resentment or bitterness—understand, forgive and feel grateful that you have completed the karmic lessons you chose and they provided.

If by words, actions or inaction you have done an injustice to any persons, tell them I’m sorry, please forgive me. Then forgive yourself! Letting go of guilt and remorse as well as bitterness and resentment will let peacefulness, joy and excitement flow into your heart—that is what ascension feels like!”

– Message from the spirit of Matthew Ward channeled through her mother Suzanne Ward.