Your New Way of Being

This writing is from Tuning In To Spirit, the book the Beloved Guides and I wrote together. It is on page 101. Happy reading. Love, Patricia xo 🙂

The Divine is in all. When the awareness of that comes to the heart, the heart is no longer afraid of lack and limitation of any kind. 

You are inbred with your own set of beliefs but along side those beliefs, lying dormant within awaiting your realization, is the awareness that you are a spiritual being and all things are yours for the receiving. 

So what is the key to receiving all the wonderful gifts of the kingdom that the Divine has for you.  First of all, it is about letting go of what you already know to be true from your past experience and simply allowing yourself the freedom to explore new ways of feeling about your life. 

You are here to experience it all, to see what it feels like to experience lack, limitation, and abundance, all of it.  Whatever it is simply is an experience.  So experience it all with no EXPECTATION OR ATTACHMENT to either way of experiencing something.  Just observe how it makes you feel.  You can then choose the way that makes you feel inner joy, contentment, peace.   Allow yourself to feel what that feels like and be with that for as long as it lasts. 

New experiences will come and you will experience them in a new way, which you have now learned from your new way of being.  Without expectation and attachment, everything can show up brand new for you rather than with the old paint over it which you have placed there with your past way of experiencing.  In the past everything was experienced with your old eyes.  Your new eyes will create a whole new way of being for you and thus a whole new life. 

Then what happens is you feel more connected to the Divine within you, which then helps you to feel more connected to everyone and everything around you.  When that happens, you are more careful of how you treat everyone and everything including your own body. 

You will begin to make better choices about what you choose to eat, drink, think and do.  From that comes a whole new way of life.  It happens one step, one awareness at a time simply by being willing to experience your life in a new way rather than the same old tired way that has not served your highest good or the world’s for a long time now. 

You are about transforming not only yourself but also the world and beyond.  So it is a huge new paradigm you are working with here.  Your experience of the Divine gives you a whole new way of looking at and experiencing the world.

OR you can make a connection to the Divine in a moment of awakening to the inner spark of Divinity that lives and breathes you.  Everything else becomes new because you are now living from that space of connection.  Separation falls away and you are One with all.

Of course, we would like to experience this quick way of awakening to the Divine within but sometimes it is necessary to experience your life before this happens.   

The key is not to be attached to either way.  It is that very attachment, trying to make it happen that keeps you feeling separated from the Divine, which in Truth, you already are Divine.

“As long as you believe in and give power to the illusions of this world, you will get caught up in them. This isn’t bad; it may be that the cause and effect with which you are dealing is going to hold you into the earth plane for a few more lessons, for a few more experiences. Love them. – John-Roger, D.S.S (From: The Way Out Book, p. 11-12)

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4 thoughts on “‘Divine Within’ Writing 2-7-14”

  1. andreaFEBRUARY 7, 2014 AT 5:04 PM Beautifully written Patricia.LikeREPLY EDIT
  2. Patricia Conte-NelsonFEBRUARY 7, 2014 AT 5:09 PM Thanks, Andrea, the Guides have a wonderful way with words. Love to you, Maddy and Emma.LikeREPLY EDIT
  3. Carol M PFEBRUARY 8, 2014 AT 9:09 AM As always these are such grounding lessons. Lately when my human feelings amd thoughts of fear, anxiety, inadequacy, etc. take over, I find reading Truth material breaks their bond and regrounds me to my Divine Self. These writings are among those sacred guides and Truth. I am grateful for and enlightened by each you share. We are all blessed.LikeREPLY EDIT

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Choose Joy

” Joy does not simply happen to us.  We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”  Henri Nouwen

“With every new day is the opportunity to choose joy. “

This writing which I wrote in 2011 and is in Tuning In To Spirit turns up time after time on our morning meditation conference call so it dawned on me I was meant to share it with all of you again as well so here it is. If you would like to join us on the meditation call, the information is on the right. Also under the writing is a beautiful poem titled Reclaiming Joy written by my beloved God daughter, Carma Lee Pawlewicz.

With love, Patricia

Joy can be a fleeting thing in this world here on Earth and yet it is waiting around every corner for us to choose.  Stress too can be waiting around every corner when we choose to worry or think things “should” not be as they are.  The moment we resist “what is”, we are stressed because resistance starts pumping emotions through our body about what we think we should do, who we should call, what’s on our plate for the day to do.  It can be compelling because it is all around us in living color.

Our phones ring, our computer blinks its many messages about what’s out there and what we need to do about it.  Thoughts of wouldn’t it be wonderful to go for a walk, sit and relax and look out the window at the change of season, take some time to read a book all fly out the window as our minds begin to race and we take on the pace of the day.  This way of life feeds our stress level.

When we quiet our mind and take a deep breath, we can choose to focus on the joy that is present like an inner stream.  Breathing in the peace of knowing in the grand scheme of things all is well is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.  We really don’t have to have our hand in every pie that crosses our table.  We can leave some for someone else and taste only that which calls to our deepest heart.

We have time for so much when we stop and take a moment to breathe in peace and breathe out stress.  Take a moment now to close your eyes and breathe  in, “I am living a beautiful and fulfilling life.  I am happy and at peace.”  Even if it does not feel true right now, what would that look like for you?  Feel that for a moment and keep breathing into it.

Have  a lovely day and pick the pieces of pie that feed your soul and are truly for your highest good.  Your heart will tell you so much about what is for your highest good.  When you choose your highest good, your heart will sing with joy rather than feeling oppressed and overwhelmed.  In the long run it will also prove to be for the highest good of others too.

Reclaiming Joy by Carma Lee Pawlewicz

I take a deep breath, release it and pray:

 Dear God, help me to put my “To Do” list aside

and let a relaxed mind be my guide.

Stay in the moment, no worries; just peace.

This is when I feel the pressure decrease.

So much time is lost on worry and regret.

As I end this prayer, this intention I set:

I reclaim the joy

I sometimes lose sight of

when I’m caught up in my “To do’s”

but today in spite of

ALL that I think

I have to do

I put myself first

and

to myself be TRUE.

 From my heart to yours,

Carma Lee

POWER OF CHOICE

Beloved Guides, I am benefitting from A Course in Miracles with a major clearing and “seeing” what is actually happening in every area of my life, especially seeing me in action with giving people advice.  Dr. Caroline Myss said in her book, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, “Don’t complain, don’t explain and don’t give advice.”  I see that I have been explaining and giving advice for years.   Every time someone says something about what is going wrong or anything that sounds like they are asking for help, I get involved and give advice.  Now I see that is not the way to stay clear of this world of chaos and drama. There is a better way.  I invite you to share on this so we can move into a deeper way of “seeing” and living.

This is what I received in answer to my question.

Well, it is a gem of an idea to not complain, explain or give advice.  However, it is the way of the world here on planet earth to do just that and to even go further by trying to convince people of your way of thinking and seeing the world.  It is also the way for all of you to really get caught in this world and go deeper and deeper into it instead of extricating yourselves from it. 

You can choose to stop right now.  The power of choice is always yours.  Where you allow your thoughts to dwell is what determines everything around you. Remember this, your mind is part of God’s Mind and because of that you are really, really, very holy.  Take that in and be with it for a moment right now. Your mind is part of God’s Mind and you are very holy.  What does that mean?  It means that you have the gift of being able to dwell in God’s Mind even when people are calling for advice or anything at all that happens around you. 

You get to choose to stay in that wonderful clear space of being in God’s Mind and that makes everything you see holy because God’s Mind is holy.   After a while you don’t have to choose.  You simply do not see it.  You see only the holiness because you are dwelling in the peaceful holy Mind of God. 

Now that is definitely a happier place for you to live and to stay.  You really can stay there as long as you do not get caught in the trap of trying to help people with the thought that they need to be fixed in some way. 

So, let us make this even clearer by saying it again.  You can be of greater service by simply seeing them as they are, holy like you, and everything becomes holy because you see it as so.  You see the person or situation they are having a challenge with and them and you as absolutely holy. You don’t venture into the area that sees yourself or the others as not holy, as making all these mistakes with all the challenges.   You let it simply be without climbing into it.  Peace finds its way into the situation because you are at peace within yourself and that is what you bring to the person, to the situation, to the world. That is your gift.

You start by simply asking the Holy Spirit, or whatever you call your own inner guide, for help in that moment and rest and listen.  Be with the person or situation in a place of total openness to the H.S. and you will know it is simply your job to be there because that is where you find yourself. 

However, you no long choose to get embroiled in drama in other people’s or your own.  You simply be with them resting in God’s mind which is absolute perfection and you rest there with them.  You may not realize it but that is the greatest gift you can give them and you.  Because you are staying clear of all that is unlike peace and staying in peace and being in a place of openness to hear the divine guidance that comes from within you. You are not in the problem.  You are in the mind of God that is within you and ready to speak to you in a moment if you are willing to listen. 

So, go in peace giving this way of being a chance so you see the fruits of what happens when you just let go, truly let go, and let God, like so many other wise beings of light have said before.

Happy New Year, 2019!

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, of the New Year, and I am so happy to be alive and doing God’s work, our Divine Intelligence, Who knows exactly what is important for us to do and be in every moment.

I awakened this morning with a sense of renewal and power in the divine action that I know is flowing through me, through all of us, in this moment and in every future moment.  As I stay focused on that in each moment, I absolutely know without a shadow of a doubt that God is right here in the midst of all of it.  We are never alone for one moment.  Thank you, God, for that realization, for that awakening.  

Beloved Guides, what would you share with us on this New Years Day? 

We have much to share in the coming days with those who make the choice to listen.  It really is a choice because with so much going on around you, there is much interruption and you make the choice in every moment about what you will listen to, where you will put your energy and your focus.  Whether it is happiness, blessings and joy and surrender to the Divine Intelligence or trying to go it alone, trying to make things happen the way you think they should . 

Children of the Light, it is always your choice about where you will focus, so what will you focus your amazing energy on today?  Make that choice right now and speak it out right now.  Speak the creative words that you want to see in your life.

Simply say, I see…………………and speak what you want to see in your life, what your intention for 2019 is.  Speak it as if it already is.  The fields are already white with harvest.  As you see it, you create it with the energy of the Divine Intelligence, God, that lives and breathes you.  Can you feel it now pulsing through every cell of your being, carrying healing energy every moment right now, right now, right now.  Because this moment of right now is the only moment there is, and then this moment turns into the next and the next and that is how you create your life. 

I see myself being the love of God in action, holding all including myself in compassion and love, seeing the blessing in everything, surrendering my whole attention to the presence of God within me, within everyone and assisting others with the same.

Thank you, Beloved Creator, for a 2019 filled with your love flowing through everyone and everything. 

Experience It All With A Loving Heart

Writing 12-20-18

Every morning at the end of our guided Growing the Light of our Soul and Spirit meditation call, I randomly open to a writing in the book, Tuning In To Spirit.  Information about the conference call and the book are on the right side of this page.  This morning I opened to Experience It All With A Loving Heart on Page 91. The writing originally came through on 12-6-13.  We agreed it was very relevant for us today so it would be good to share it again with all of you so here it is.

Writing 12-6-13

I asked my Guides, “Why do I do what I don’t want to do, and not do what I want to?” The following was the reply.

The perennial question, dear one. You are on the human level in a human body with lots of deeply embedded patterns that are working themselves out this lifetime.

Let it unfold as it will and just be with it as it unfolds. Your experience of all of it with awareness of what’s happening is key. You have for some time been “watching” this process.  Continue to do so remembering joy is why you are here. Joy is the greatest service you can provide to others and to this planet for it has such a high vibration that it pulls everything else up with it. This is the master plan and you are all participating in it valiantly. Day by day you continue and you do the best you can. This is all you can do.

Where improvement can happen is when you “see” what you have done or not done, be kinder to your self with the realization you are doing the best you can at a human level. This is important because your own vibration depends on it. You cannot be vibrating to joy when you are telling yourself how you “should” have done or not done something in a harsh way.

You do what you do until you don’t. Can you be OK with this? The more you feel you are doing something wrong, the more you are empowering it with your energy and you keep it going. Let this writing be the healing it is meant to be.

Focus on the inner joy that is already within you bubbling to the surface when you are not telling yourself you “should” do better. You can all be shining lights for one another by practicing self-acceptance and self-love by realizing Who you are.

You are the hands and feet of your God Self. You are Divine here experiencing being human with all the patterns. So not wanting those patterns is a waste of your precious energy. Simply experience it all with an open mind and an open loving heart.

BE CONSCIOUS

Beloved Child of God, what do you consider is one of the most important things on your agenda for you to focus on?  We will start with that. 

How do I stay on track and do what I say I’m going to do rather than getting sidetracked into other things?

What you call sidetracks are often where you plant seeds of love and anywhere you plant seeds of love is important.  Think of all the people you stop and talk with, those you assist on the phone, those you pray with and for.  Think about what you do for your family, preparing meals for them, washing their clothes, keeping their closets straightened out.  Seemingly little things, but as you do them with care and love, they become very important to the energy in your heart, in their hearts, in your home, and in the world.  Everything counts.

Doing things out of love because you care is the highest service you can do on this planet.  It is more about being than doing because you are being loving, extending love as you do whatever it is that you do.  You are giving your Higher Power/God room in your life, you are being God’s hands and feet.  You are how God shows up.  The more you do that consciously, the more the illusion of separation begins to disappear, and you find yourself feeling one with God, with everyone and everything.

So be conscious in the moment about what you are doing.  Often people do things mindlessly on remote control like robots and that is not the way to do anything in a fruitful uplifting way.  Bring your consciousness fully present in each moment as you perform a task, as you say hello to someone or even park your car, or talk to the Salvation Army person in front of the store   Wherever it is that you find yourself, be aware that Spirit, God, Energy, Source, Force, Healer, Creator, Higher Power is present within you, all around you and focus on it.

Visualize the front cover of Tuning In To Spirit and see yourself like that, radiating light and love everywhere, above you, below you, in front of you, in back of you, within you, everywhere.  It is the highest order of doing anything, to do it while you are being conscious that light is who you are, your spirit and who the other person is.  It reminds you that you are all spiritual beings having a physical experience.  That is a great thing to remember on this planet, so you don’t forget who you really are. 

As enough people actually do this, it sweeps around the planet, going far and wide, lifting the energy.  So BE CONSCIOUS.  See yourself as the light always radiating the light.  That is the most important thing you can do.

As you focus on being conscious, it will help to bring your mind into one-pointedness instead of all over the place, worried about this thing or that thing, which never accomplishes anything except lowering your energy field and the energy field of the person you are worried about. 

Worrying is something that really must stop if you are going to lift your vibration and be a true help on the planet.  Today and every day begin to practice seeing yourself as the light, radiating the light.  At the drop of a hat you can stop worrying if you really trust that God/your Higher Power has your back.  You are not alone.  

You are filled and surrounded with God’s energy in you, all around you.  It is in nature; it is in the animals; it is in people.  If you choose to see that, it is how it will be for you. 

Seeing and feeling God’s energy all around you will push anything you are worried about right off the map because you will know God, the energy of light and love, is with the other person too, in them and in their energy field.   You build it for them and the world as you focus on God’s energy being present.

Whatever you focus on actually grows bigger and bigger.  That is how powerful you are.  You are the creators of your own world so start creating what you want to see in the world.  Just believe it is so, and you will see it. 

Dear Children of God, we are here to help you always, so call on us often throughout the day.  Call out to God, your Higher Power, “Divine Presence, dear God, I love you so much.  I am so glad we are partners, co-creators.   Thank You for reminding us of that every day, dear God.   Thank you, thank you, thank you. “

FORGIVENESS

I honor the Light within me and within others.  We are clear and perfect channels.  I am affirming that for the world.  That we are all clear and perfect channels for the light. 

Beloved Guides, how can this writing contribute to all of us being clear and perfect channels for the light to flow through.

Forgiveness is the key.  Wherever you are holding on to old ways of being, thinking and doing that are not for the highest good, you impede the light from coming through.  Situations in your life become more compelling so that you will pay attention.  Whether it is physical, relationships or financial, it is all the same.

The challenge in that area means that there is someplace hiding in you in your subconscious, or you may actually be conscious of it, and it WILL show up in your life to show you that very thing.  On some level, you may still hold someone responsible for something that happened that affected you, which causes that very place in you to grow larger.   

So be aware of it as much as you can without resisting what it is.  Write about it, reflect on it, bring it to the Divine. You will see what it is that you have been unable to release. 

With more light from the Universe flowing in, the darkness becomes even more pronounced.  It is not a punishment.  It is an opportunity for you to go deeper into the subconscious and unearth all that is unlike the true light of your spirit.  It is all how you “see” it.  So, see it as an opportunity and rejoice in your own heart that this is coming up now for you to deal with. 

Ask and see what comes up for you around people or situations, challenges that recur in your life to let you know it is time for you to do the work of clearing the soil of your subconscious, so it is fertile soil for new seeds of love and light to glow brightly.  You are after all Light.  Your very core is the Light of the Divine.  You were created out of the Divine Light Itself.  So, you really are only learning to let it shine through you freely, unencumbered by old feelings of unforgiveness, remorse, and resentment, that will not go away. This is what you turn over to the Divine and ask for help with.  It is no shame that you can’t do something.  It is really the reason you are here on earth, to ask for the help of the Divine with being the love that you truly are that you came to BE in the third dimension. 

Take no time being angry at yourself and others because that wastes your energy needed for other work that you came to be and do here in this realm.  It is all a matter of giving it over and forgiving yourself for how long you think it took. 

There is no time in spirit.  So, go at your own pace and know it is coming up, so you can see it more clearly and do the work of releasing it.  You can see it clearly because you can see the areas of your life where you fall into the same old potholes.  You can see where your life seems not to be working and you can be aware of them with the realization that you can do something about it. 

You can discuss it with the Divine.  You can really speak to the Divine as if It were sitting right there with you.  It is.  It is within you, within everyone and everything.   Adopt these conversations as if they were your best friend because they are.  These conversations will help you transition into this way of being unconditionally loving and forgiving.  They will take it to the next level for you so you can radiate this pure love and forgiveness to everyone around you. 

Have no fear.  As we have said before, fear is the difference between trusting the Divine and having faith It always has your back and doubting and being skeptical with thoughts like it hasn’t worked before so why should it work now or any thoughts that cast doubt on your effort to feel the Divine within you and all around you.  That very feeling of ONENESS will go a long way toward your comfort level here on this realm in the middle of what is going on all around you.  Whether it is you, your own family or the world family, there are things that are being transformed at a very deep level

Know that every time something comes up for you to see and be deeply aware of, you can go to the Divine, talk to the Divine.  Make it a priority every day and so it is that you will feel the comfort of not being alone, adrift in a world you feel uncomfortable in. 

Also, remember to talk to one another.  What you share from your deepest hearts is so important for your soul’s growth.  You are here together, healing and evolving together as One.  What you do for yourself, you do for others. 

At the top of the list is taking care of yourself.  Get enough rest, eat good food, walk, read, go to bed earlier and do what is for your highest good.  This is really possible when you turn to the Divine in you. 

You are loved with an everlasting love. 

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am so grateful for all the blessings in my life.

I was looking at what gratitude does in my life.  It lifts my mood and it actually changes the course of my day from meandering along to actually doing something positive and uplifting.  It could be as simple as texting good wishes or calling family and friends and wishing them Happy Thanksgiving.  That changes my energy and maybe even theirs. 

In the face of everything there is much to be thankful for.  I am grateful for simply being alive.  I am grateful for my family, for friends that are like family that I appreciate having in my life. 

I like to look for opportunities around me to share gratitude with others for the small things as well as the larger things. I am grateful when I see someone rescue a tiny bug.  I check out the shower before I turn on the water to make sure I’m not about to drown a water bug. 

I appreciate the sign in my office given to me by a dear friend that says “Friend, you are a precious part of me.”

Thank you to all those who are serving at soup kitchens to feed the homeless, for those who say “Hello, have a good day” or “Happy Thanksgiving,” for the grocery clerk who goes out of her way to help me find something. 

I’m always grateful for the people who take the time to let me drive out in front of them, so I’m not stuck on a side street.  It’s one of my favorite things to do for others.

The other day I was thinking of how grateful I am for my washing machine, something most of us take for granted.  These may not be monumental things, but they lift my mood and help me dwell on the positive and uplifting things around me. 

What things can you think of in your day to be grateful for?

Thank you for being a blessing in my life today on Thanksgiving Day as well as every day. 

 

 

 

Sprinkling Stardust Wherever We Find Ourselves

Writing 10-11-18

I just returned from taking our dog, Cammie, to the Vet for her teeth cleaning. I felt sad at leaving her like I was leaving a part of my heart behind. It felt that way because since she has been with us, she has woven herself into our hearts and opened them as she fills us with her totally unconditional love.

As I was leaving, I held the door for five beautiful beings of light, Nicki, who was the Mom, and three little girls, Ava, Nora, and Ayla and their dog. Ayla was in a carrier around her mom’s chest. I learned that the girls are all two years apart.

I had already started my car and was about to pull out when I saw them walking back out and “Something” said go share with them about Rainbow Children since she has three of them. So, that’s exactly what I did. I was also guided to write the words Rainbow Children on my card and give it to her so she would not forget by the time she arrived home. We had a wonderful conversation.

Ava reached out for her Mom’s card, so I gave her one too. I knelt down in front of Ava and asked if she wanted a hug and she reached out and hugged me. Then, I opened my arms to her little sister, Nora, and she rushed into them. I gave each of them a kiss on the cheek. Ava asked, why did you kiss us, a profound question for a child of her age, of any age actually.

These Rainbow Children are wise beyond their years. As I pointed to her chest, I shared with her that she had a light in her that I had in me, and I pointed to my heart. I said that light is in everyone and it wanted to reach out and hug the light in her.

She asked, next time could you come home with us. I shared with her that I would be happy to and we could have a tea party together if her Mom wanted to invite me. Her Mom said tea parties are Ava’s favorite thing. I felt higher than a kite when I drove out of the parking lot.

It never fails that when I listen to the voice of “Something,” the divine that is the light within me, that profound things happen all around me. I love the writing in http://tuningintospiritbook.com/ titled The Divine’s Middle Name Is ‘Something” on page 51 because it reminds me it never stops talking to me. It is constantly reminding me I am the catalyst for joy, love, light and peace, and I can radiate that wherever I find myself, even at the vet’s office.

“Something” will always tell me where I can sprinkle some stardust in the lives of those I meet. This morning that beautiful stardust sprinkled itself into the heart of a Mom who was trying to usher her dog and three little girls through the door that I was blessed enough to get to hold for them.

This is the writing that followed.

You, indeed, do have a light within you and it is always listening for an opportunity to reach out and connect with the light in others uniting everyone as one. There is only one light and it is in everything, so the Mom was your opportunity to share the beautiful light you all are with her and her family and awaken it in them.

It is up to you what you do with this awakened light in you. You have a light that is bigger and bigger and bigger the more you share it with others, so keep sharing yourself and the light flows out into the world.

It is not a profoundly complicated thing you do. It is simple. It is simply giving the act of love and openness to others and letting them into your heart which opens their heart and your heart a little more each time you share it.

It grows as you share it. There is no limitation of it. You cannot run out of it. You can only expand it by sharing it, so share away. Share your light everywhere and let the chips fall where they may.

Life is less about planning and more about appreciating and loving what you have now which is love and more love. It really does grow the more you share it

KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND LOVE WHAT IS

Writing 9-29-18

One of the slogans I have been working with is “Keep an Open Mind.” That is not easy for someone who tries to control the outcome of everything around her. My aim, of course, is to “love what is” which requires an open mind. This has been a lifelong opportunity/challenge for me and I’m sure for many others. Giving up control is not easy when you’ve been doing it for years.

A perfect example of that is what happened this morning. I am away for the weekend visiting a friend in NH, and spoke to my husband, Bob, on the phone. I asked him what he had for dinner last night and he said that he had pizza. At one time I would have responded, I hope you had a salad too. However, I have made some positive changes along the way and refrained from saying anything in response because what he had for dinner is none of my business. Positive changes really are being made because tonight I didn’t even ask what he had for dinner. That is his choice without me checking up on him to make sure he ate what I think is a healthier choice.

Synchronicities abound. This morning I pulled a mug out of the cupboard and it was exactly what’s been going on. It was the only mug there. It has a drawing on the side of a character smiling out at me and it said, “Want to Know how you can be proud of me every day? Lower your expectations.” I had to really smile at the synchronicity of that mug being the only one there and it applying to exactly what I was dealing with to keep an open mind, love what is and forget about expectations of what I think others should or shouldn’t do.

I can still have expectations for a beautiful, wonderful, joyous day, and at the same time be grateful for whatever shows up with an open mind and heart.

When I asked for comments, this is what came through.

You are right, it is time for you to give up attempting to control everything. So, the cup and the whole set up of what has been happening in your life and in the lives of many is exactly what is good for you to “see” and focus on. One of the writings in Volume 1 of Tuning In To Spirit actually says let those who have the eyes to see, see.

We will share here again that it is long past time for so much and yet there are so many who do not feel called to see or to think there is anything to see other than their old tired way of being and living. You would like to help them get out of their lethargy into more awareness.

There is a way to do this without being controlling. That is to love you and them just as you are and to hold the vision of good health and prosperity in whatever area it is needed. Simply let go and let God without forcing anything. You will see how much more it flows with grace and ease in divine timing and divine order.

The writing Keep It Simple and Surrender from Tuning In To Spirit addresses this so keep it simple and surrender by keeping an open mind and allowing others to go at their own pace without trying to change them. Also, look at where you are trying to fine tune everything to make it more perfect. It will save you from a lot of wear and tear on your body and you will have a lot more energy to do what really is yours to do.

Simply stay tuned to what your spirit has in store for you, rather than focusing on all the things that need to be corrected or changed in your family, friends or in the world at large.