Happy Mother's/Mothering Day to all the women reading this!
Mothering is a gift from the Divine. It is your birthright. It is not limited to whether you birthed a child through your physical body. You are all mothers and deserves to be acknowledged and honored.
Thank you for being the physical embodiment of the aspect of the Divine that loves unconditionally, nurtures, soothes the deepest of wounds and brings harmony to the human conditions.
Also, I want to acknowledge that we live in a world that is learning to love and affirm all... and yet, fails to celebrate brown mothers/mothers of color. With that being said, I honor and acknowledge brown mothers, for all that you do, even when you sometimes feel that the world is against. You are never alone and Life has your back.
Whatever your journey has been with your mother, give thanks for the fact that she passed life unto you. She is part of the reason you are here.
May the loving Presence of God/Goddess heal us all.
Peace and Blessings.
I received this (see below) today from my dear friend and mentor - Rev. Mary Ruffner. I also call her my spiritual midwife, because she always seems to know the exact words to speak when I am in the midst of birthing a new reality. . . needing a shift in consciousness.
May Rev. Mary's words shift your consciousness in recognizing and re-membering that the Christ Consciousness dwell in you.
Peace and Blessings,
It was Palm Sunday back in 1972 when I entered a Religious Science “church” (now called “center”) for the first time. At the time I didn’t realize it was Palm Sunday. I was simply drawn to a spiritual community that I had heard about; one that was completely foreign to anything I had previously known about religion.
The minister was telling a familiar story in a very unfamiliar way. Yet, for the first time the story made perfect sense to me. It suddenly became the story of my unfolding experience of life. My True Self was aroused. I followed the dramatic tale from Palm Sunday to Good Friday until the crescendo on Easter Morning.
From the moment I first heard that life-changing account until now, I have studied, practiced, and taught the Life Principle that moves us from who we believe we are (the ego) to a realization of who we truly are (the Christ).
When I use the term “Christ” I am referring to a state of being where one knows his/her inseparable oneness with the Divine. I fully acknowledge that this Christ Consciousness became fully orbed within the personage and life of Jesus, the great example. He demonstrated that the presence of God is within each of us. His story is indeed our story. While the people, places and things involved in his journey may not be our personal experience; nonetheless, upon close examination we may very well discover that they truly represent the people, places and things we encounter in our journey of awakening to our True Selves.
Ernest Holmes said, “Jesus could not help but become The Christ as the human gave way to the divine.” The same potential is ours. At the center of our being is the exact image and likeness of God. Paul, the apostle, is known to say, “Christ in you the hope of glory.”
As metaphysicians, the familiar story may not be taken literally. And I say, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if it is seen as mythology; an allegory; or a historical, political event – the message itself is timeless.
“Everything must change, nothing stays the same. Everyone must change. Nothing stays the same. The young become the old, Mysteries do unfold. 'Cause that's the way of time.
Nothing and no one goes unchanged.
There are not many things in life you can be sure of.
Rain comes from the clouds, and sun lights up the sky, and humming birds do fly.
Winter turns to spring. Wounded hearts will heal. Never much too soon. Everything must change.”
No matter what your perspective is, may this season be a time of Love, Light and Joy."
The idea of joining with "like minded people" sounds good. However, sometimes, you just might find out that your "like-minded" buddy doesn't quite see things in the particular like you do. This is good news. Now, you have a great opportunity to grow and deepen your relationship. #GrowthIsMessy
Being like-minded doesn't mean you see the world the same way. Maybe we need more "open minded" people in the world, rather than "like minded" people. Just thinking out loud. #CarryOn
In life, people can betray you, abuse your trust, or simply move on.
These experiences can leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, and even wounded.
However, it is important not to betray yourself.
Remember. no matter how fast you run, you can never run away from yourself.
You might as well make love with yourself.
You might as well make peace with yourself.
You might as well embrace your experiences and journey.
Wherever you go, there you are.
The truth is, what you are really looking for is you.
You are what you are looking for.
You are the answer to your prayers.
Return home to yourself.
Run home to your heart.
It is the safest place to be.
Then, the people and experiences that you attract will be reflections of the safety you created within yourself.
"I love everyone." is a passive statement. Oftentimes, it doesn't mean anything.
If you really want to create a shift in the world, love in the particular.
Love the annoying neighbor. Love your ex who refuses to sign the divorce papers. Love the customer service rep with an accent, who is reading from a list of instructions of "How-to’s." Love the family member who believes you are full of shit for believing that love is the answer to all of humanity's shortcomings.
Love ain't no joke. It is much more than an emotion. Love is active. Love is unconditional. When you allow love to move through you, it will break you open to more love than you have ever imagined. It will transform YOUR life.
Love will lead you Home . . . back to yourself.
Our purpose is often birthed out of pain. Out of pain, the essence of who we are is resurrected.
If we can just be patient enough, gentle enough, compassion enough, and still enough with the process that is unfolding through the painful experience, we will find ourselves . . . our TRUE Self.
But this is not the only path to finding one’s purpose. There are many paths to discovering our purpose and rediscovering who we really are. Stay awake!
To be a healer is to know that you have the power to transform and transcend struggles.
A healer knows that everything in physical reality is temporal - this too shall pass.
Re-claim your power to heal yourself and be made new.
Re-lease the old with the gift of forGIVEness,
Don't wait! Do it NOW! Be FREE!!!
#BeStill #BeTransformed #GatheringOfHealers #PulledByAVision
“Change is difficult.” Among the many misconceptions about change, this one is extremely common. It is also not true. “Change isn’t difficult.” Change is one of the natural occurrences in life. The misconceptions about change are rooted in a mindset gripped by fear. This fear is an emotional response to what is unfamiliar.
Your logical mind is not equipped to know what is going to “happen”; it only knows what has “happened”. The past is its reference point, and your mind wants to keep you in your comfort zone. Change nudges you out of your comfort zone. When you are going through a challenging experience, be willing to see beyond your current reality.
Change is dynamic. It is a movement of energy. When you decide to move with change by taking action, the energy of fear will dissipate. This is also true for changes that you feel are forced on you. Embrace change, check in with your inner Self, and take action. You will discover that life is designed to assist you on your life journey. Change is a bridge. A bridge to move you from where you are, to where you want to be.
You cannot avoid change. It is part of life. Change (pun unintended) how you see change. Shift your view on what you are capable of doing. Trust the unknown. Recognize that life is never against you. You are an extension of Life (Source Energy), here on the planet to transform limited thinking. Make that change! Be the change!!!
Love, is a powerful four letter word that can transform the hardest of conditions. Interestingly enough, in the appearance of the lack of love, every human will tell you that love is the answer to quell human ills. We all know in a deep visceral way that love is our nature, our birthright. It is common to hear on a daily basis, “What the world needs is more love,” “Love makes the world go around,” “I love this or that….,” and “I love you.” Love is peppered in our conversations. However, the concept of love seems to be difficult to understand and/or apply in all our interactions. For some, love means ownership, for others, it is a “religion”, as though it were a daily practice. In some instances, love is used to create division. It can be divisive, thereby creating polarization.
Erich Fromm, author of The Art of Loving, said, “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” And, I completely agree. But why is it that something so simple, so natural, so familiar seems so complicated to understand or practiced as a way of life. Maybe the complication is rooted in being a “grown up.” Too often, playing the role of an “adult” tends to drain the fun, curiosity and playfulness out of life. Through societal and cultural conditioning, we erroneously believed that being serious, tough and super focused are the keys to success. Nothing can be further from the truth. True success is inspired by love.
Love is essential for our growth. Love harmonizes and restores our well-being. Rather than focus on the various expressions of love, i.e., romantic, brotherly and agape, I am going to take the liberty and focus mainly on Agape/Agapeo Love aka, Unconditional Love. I call this, “True Love.”
How do you love unconditionally in a world full of conditions, rules, expectations and assumptions? This is one of the greatest challenges of being human. Unconditional love is a force. It is a “power-full” energy that dissolves anything that is unlike itself. This is why people find it challenging to love or maybe I should say, why people find it challenging to demonstrate love. Love is a verb. Love without action is just words. It is empty. To love is a choice. When love is expressed through actions, both the giver and the receiver are changed. When I say, “changed” I mean, changed, as in transformation!!! It is the kind of change that ice cubes experience when they come in contact with heat. Love is indeed fiery. The fire of love will melt you and all that is not in vibrational alignment with its high frequency.
This process of “melting” is synonymous to death. The death of the egoic (fear) mind. And in this instance, it is really a death. To experience unconditional love there must be a death - ending.
What does that look like in our relationships? Well, to be loving, you must be willing to let go. Let go of judgment, blame, criticism or the need to be right. All of these hinder the flow of love.
In order to know love, be love and to extend love, you must be willing to melt into a new reality. It is an act of surrender. Surrender in this case, means, yielding to your greater good. It is a willingness to be transformed. Love will soften your heart. It will change your view on life. It can and will draw people and experiences to you that inspire you to be more. You will find yourself being more in the flow of life. Even when you are growing through challenges, your will notice a sense of anchoring within your spirit. You will live in a space of perpetual calmness, joy, creativity and gratitude.
Love is attractive – it attract positive relationships and transforms all that no longer serves you. Whatever comes in contact with love will change form and will be made brand new. This is true growth. In a sense, love returns you to your true self, to your childlike (innocent) nature. That self that is powerful beyond measure.
Yes, to love is to take a risk… a risk to surrendering to the call of your soul… a risk to face the beloved within you and others… and a risk to melt into peace, kindness and gentleness. Paradoxically, what you perceive as risks are really your “Life-Giving” rewards.
Until next time,
I love you!
I bless you!
I appreciate you and I thank God for you!!
Be Still. Listen. Be Transformed
Life Coach Ade
This week is filled with extra focus on love – especially romantic love. One that is dear to the heart of many. (Pun intended). It’s a time to celebrate the ones we love, including ourselves. Unfortunately, there are those who are going to allow themselves to believe that they are not enough, good enough or conclude that there is something wrong because they don’t have a romantic partner. If you are one of them, I have something loving to say to you. Come closer, “STOP IT”! ;-) Change your focus and listen to the voice of the beloved within.
There is a love inside of all of us that is free and accepts us just as we are. This love is beckoning you. It is whispering softly, “I am here. Let me love you beyond your wildest imagination.” This love is your beloved. It is a reminder that you are the love and lover that you are looking for. So you are always in love, even if you don’t know it. Regardless of your relationship status, the truest love affair one would ever experience is the one you have with yourself.
We often hear people say, “What the world needs is love.” Guess what?! Your beloved is saying to you, “What the world needs is YOU with all your divine awesomeness. You are the RePresentation of Love in action.” Through your actions of self-acceptance, kindness, compassion, service, sharing, and generosity of spirit, you re-present love to the world on a daily basis.
The highest form of love is made visible when we choose to express love by being loving. When you wait or expect the world to let you know you are loved, you might be waiting for a long time; and in the long run you will find out this is a temporary expression of love. Know you are lovable and loved, unconditionally. When you tune into the frequency of your beloved, you will know it as Truth.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”~ Rumi
Take back your power. Turn your focus within and toward the fragrance of your beloved. It is the key to your liberation. Surrender to the invitation of your beloved. Feel its loving embrace. Feel its acceptance, just as you are. When you are with your beloved, you are enough. You are power-full, success-full, beauty-full. Your beloved will never leave or betray you; no matter what. Say YES to your beloved and you are in for an intoxicating love affair – Love without limits!!
Until next time,
I love you!
I bless you!
I appreciate you and I thank God for you!!
Be Still. Listen. Be Transformed
Life Coach Ade