I have spent large portions of my life waiting on
creative inspiration. What I have come to
understand is that some of the projects that feel the
most meaningful require so much effort that they can
only be accomplished with support from what I call
Spirit. Sometimes I’ve named this spirit God, and
sometimes I’ve thought of it as deep inner guidance.
These days I have the sense that there are spiritual
friends who help me on my journey.
by Dick Buckley
I have learned that what works best for me is to wait in
comfortable silence (preferably with a cup of tea and my
cat in my lap). I think of
a heron, stick-still in
shallow water, whose patience is sometimes rewarded with
a succulent catch. After waiting until the buzzing
thoughts have tired of themselves, sometimes I begin to
sense a loving presence nearby. Listening with my
heart, I seem to feel a message. I've learned that if I
can write as I receive these thoughts they often
continue unedited by my own mind. For the past three
years, this has been my creative project: receiving the
messages of the spirit companions who speak into my
Amazing fruits have come from this simple effort. My
WE ARE HERE: Love
Never Dies contains beautiful messages on the
nature of love, forgiveness and the afterlife.
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My dear readers:
Recently my new manuscript, The Sweet
Conversation, has been launched! This
invitation to enter into deeper conversation
with divine guidance includes inspiring messages
I've received over a six-year period as well as
exercises for the reader to enter more deeply
into their own relationship with the Source of
Love. We are now engaged in a widening community
of Listening Circles, using this manuscript as a
springboard for our own expanding spiritual
understanding. All of this feels miraculous but
is only a part of the vast opening to the rich
dawning upon us. We are all
invited to new levels of being, and there is
scarcely language to describe it as we each find
our part in the great cosmic dance.
Jane Smith Bernhardt 2012
How can we believe that amazing transformations are
taking place in the midst of human such tragedies as the
school shootings in Connecticut? I look for answers in
the messages I have received from my unseen companions.
The conversation revisited below also appears in my
workbook, The Sweet Conversation : a guide to spiritual
When morning brings with it the pattern of internal
heaviness, how shall I react?
that in your world a great shift is taking place out of
material-centric consciousness. Insofar as individuals
are invested in material outcomes, they will be
disappointed. Because these idols are finite: they decay
and perish. Yours has been – by and large – a culture
devoted to very short-term ends. And fortunately the
folly of consumer/materialism is showing itself more
plainly now. Of course this causes pain to many people …
but this pain is itself the occasion for grace, as they
begin to see the Abiding light appearing through the
cracks of the temporal tinsel. This is a mercy.
are earthquakes everywhere … in every heart. Such is the
force of Love’s awakening. Do not trust material vision.
Remember that everything your five senses perceive will
return to dust in the not-too-distant future. Trust the
fierce love, the piercing light of truth – Abiding
Reality. And understand that when you hold these passing
material forms somewhat lightly you may be freer to
participate in the blissful dance of Lover and Beloved:
the dance which never decays or dies.
March 28, 2013
THE LISTENING CIRCLE
For two years we have been hosting Listening Circles and
the experience has given rise to joy, bliss, lots of
questions, and beautiful illuminations. Here is a
conversation I had with my unseen companions in our time
of quiet gathering in the circle of meditation:
unseen friends: As I sit in the Listening Circle with
other pilgrims, I am asking what is your message for the
collective – for all of us?
Be generous with your understanding of yourselves. Who
are you, after all, but energy? Be generous with your
energy. Let love fill the spaces between your atoms; let
love shoot through the bloodstream and fill up flesh and
bone. Let love be worn by you as you wear this mortal
garment. What else is there but love? What else abides?
Say to the collective: “STOP: Open your eyes, your
hearts … Listen and feel.” Say to the collective: “Be
still. Allow yourself to be invaded by love; allow
yourself to be impregnated. Do not criticize the stuff
of your humanity: It is a garment briefly worn. You are
so much more than this. Allow your attention to be
directed beyond, before, within. But notice the being’s
needs and love it well, even as you laugh at its
predicaments. Wear this clothing lightly. This attitude
will allow the human to evolve.”
How can we know what we do not know?
Evolution goes like this: feeling your way along and
first one landmark and then another in unknown
territory. You cannot make out the whole picture all at
once. Only here, in collectively seeking, can you begin
to piece together the new landscape. And how blessed
this time is! Many of us are gathered to support,
inspire and assist you. You are not alone in the
Please give us assurances of your presence.
This gathering itself is assurance of our
presence. Why else have you come but to share in sweet
communion with unseen loving guidance?
Thank you, dear one. We are not trying to
be oblique or mysterious. This is a process of mutual
growth. Hold each other in love.
December 22, 2012
How can we believe that amazing
transformations are taking place in the midst of human
such tragedies as the school shootings in Connecticut? I
look for answers in the messages I have received from my
unseen companions. The conversation revisited below also
appears in my workbook, The
Sweet Conversation: a
guide to spiritual listening.
How do we understand human suffering -- Please open my
eyes (if only for a moment) to the truth of it.
it enough to know that these questions are beyond the
scope of your vision, your mental capacity to grasp?
All upheaval and violence - the atrocities beyond
bearing - all are somehow in their secret core a face of
love. How do we know this? Because every soul is on an
eternal trajectory. Some come forth in primitive forms,
but even these can be teachers. How can we say these
things to the broken-hearted victims of violence?
Because we are with them in the incomprehensibility of
suffering. We are holding their hearts through
abandonment and grief.
There are so many doorways to Love, and each one of you
is bound to find it. The wounded will be healed, the
broken made whole. Angels, guides, spirits of all forms
are ever at work to transform all of this.
It is a hard and often a brutal school. Why does such
a place exist in a universe inspired by love?
Imagine molten lava, fiery fluid. Imagine the blinding
storm that levels everything … the destruction of cities
and lifestyles … the breaking heart of individual
consciousness, that agony of separation. The story of
mankind is not the rise and fall of kingdoms, but rather
the dismembering of the soul.
What are you trying to say?
We are trying to say what you cannot quite hear….
History is not the material phenomena. There is an
unbroken progression in the evolution of the heart. It
has never been more bright or strong or even more
hopeful. Its weakness has been burning away in the fiery
furnace of history: the dross that kept the purity at
bay … all that threatened to pollute it from within. In
the fiery explosion of the thousand forms we are
witnessing the birth of a universal heart of Love.
It is here – like the buds of spring, the shoots
secretly peeking through the detritus of the long
winter. Content yourself with searching for those new
signs of life, for they are everywhere. A new world is
at hand that could not coexist with dying forms.
Rub your eyes and shed your pessimism. Be like a child
expecting to be surprised by tiny miracles shooting up
everywhere. And be dazzled when they appear. This is the
time we have all fought for these thousands of years.
Awakening is at hand. The fields have been cleared by
fire. Hearts have been purified by the hot furnaces of
devotion. Allow your mind’s perceptions to rest. The
time of awakening has arrived.
December 10, 2012
I rue the choice they gave us
a very long time ago
when there was a garden
and we were at peace
and there was nothing else to know.
God walked there (they say) among us
as normal as you please.
He would sit right down beside us --
imagine, my soul, the peace.
I tickle my imagination…
(why not, it feels so free)
Maybe God and I danced there
his great arms wrapped around me.
We twirled and spun in the garden,
the birds pleased themselves in the sky,
and soon we fell down in the flowers,
just laughing, God and I.
Oh, I miss that place of abandon –
the shadow is long since the day
when the hiss of some dark promise
took my precious love away.
But some part of me remembers,
through the chill of these bones I call home,
the precious song of paradise
when God and I were one.
There are times when it feels difficult to be here in
the mortal body, when some part of us remembers intimacy
with the Spirit of eternal love. There are times when we
cry out to the lover of our soul: "Have you forsaken
me?" And it is all right to feel all of these feelings -
loneliness, abandonment.... These feelings may pass
through us more quickly as we give voice to them, like
passing storms blown clear by the wind. Sometimes it is
comforting to cry out. The lover is never so far away.
TUNE OUT THE TYRANT
I’ve gone down the rabbit hole again: self-accusation …
not doing enough. Please give me your perspective, my
loving unseen friends.
When we speak to you about careful self-nurture, these
are not idle words or abstract concepts. We mean: be
still; gather quiet into your soul; offer yourself love.
These impulses consistently run counter to the
imperatives of this culture, and so you will hear loud
voices (internally and externally) of opposition: “Your
value is in what you produce! Get up and get going! Do,
do, do!” But out of what impulse does this ‘doing’ come?
What is it that you are doing to assuage those voices?
The voices say: “Get up; get going; do a lot!” But in
this time of cataclysmic upheaval, do you have any idea
what you are doing? Might these voices be like slave
drivers, whose agenda you have learned not to question?
We are saying: “Question the agenda. Dare to ask, ‘Who
is commanding my productivity and do I trust this
Wage earners will say: “I cannot afford to question my
path or purpose – I have to pull in a salary every
week!” We encourage you to go into your soul and ask the
questions anyway. You may not make any outward change,
but you have the human right and duty to question the
purpose of your life.
Know this: Something is dying and something is being
born. This is what happens in times of transformation. A
bloated caterpillar wraps itself in fine thread and goes
to war with a new life form that is trying to be born
within this shared chrysalis. The butterfly – who will
emerge and take flight – draws strength from the
struggle. The bloated caterpillar is no more.
We are victims of a bloated system, whether we speak of
over-consumption or the presumption of global dominance.
And the showdown has begun. From some other Source –
some new DNA – new life is beginning. As if you were the
chrysalis, take time to feel into this new life. It will
have a different frequency – perhaps more spacious,
generous, compassionate, free….
We ask you now to attune yourselves to this new
voice. Instead of pushing you, it will offer a tender
invitation. Dare to listen to the invitation. Begin to
tune out the tyrant. However subtle and gentle this new
impulse, it is about to win the great power struggle.
Only the butterfly will emerge from the chrysalis.
September 17, 2012
WHO AM I?
I begin the day asking a question that
has been suggested as a rich source for meditation: “Who
am I?” First on my list are the complaints and
short-comings, but then I begin to notice more
possibilities. Am I larger than this mortal life?
I ask my unseen friends: “Who am I?”
might be well to say, “Who are we?”
We have come into this incarnation
together. You were never alone. Now is the time to
comport ourselves as one. That is, a collective whose
boundaries the individual mind is unable to comprehend.
The mind is the tired old machine; Ego is
now an outdated term. There is one being, one life. Who
is the one who sees out through this body’s eyes?
I don’t know.
Could we say that one is Life?
What about the individual me, the one I
think of as myself?
The skin is shedding. The caterpillar is sacrificing
itself within the chrysalis.
So it is only Life that I am?
I will try to imagine that Life is
looking out through these eyes.
Whose eyes are these?
Life’s eyes, I guess.
Understand that this shift is impossible
for the mortal mind to grasp.
Yes: I see that. Life sees that.
So this is the very threshold of
collective awakening … collective consciousness.
There is perhaps a fear of losing myself.
The dried snakeskin … the bloated
Maybe I’m ready for it.
It is flight, freedom,
ease…. The butterfly is free to show us how.
I can only take sips of this new
Glimpses. You cannot stare wide-eyed at
Help me, beloved, to grasp that we – and
all of life – are one. And that in this life-identity we
do not lose our precious self, the story that is this
mortal life’s orientation.
It is never meant to be lost. It is the
precious vehicle. Love and care for the body continue.
Moods and various challenges continue. Perception
gradually shifts … from “I” to a pronoun that does not
exist in your vocabulary. Even “we” is insufficient.
As often as possible, let the mind rest.
Collective pain is gathered there. What you think of as
your own pain is often old, societal…. Without
over-analysis, think of it as broken. Just as external
global systems may be viewed as broken. Outdated. So
when you identify with the mind it is as if you are
looking out through broken glass. The ego mistakenly
takes on this inadequate identity, along with distorted
stories from the mortal life.
Without trying too hard, allow your soul
and heart to drift into the meditative question, “Who am
I?” You may be surprised at what reveals itself as the
momentary trappings are unwrapped.
A Blossom of God’s Creation
(...revisiting an earlier message that
seems to build on the theme...)
On the porch … Summer breezes and high
tide. What is this restless spirit? Do I need to receive
more love? Show me, dear spiritual companions. Show me
Perhaps, dear one, these
restless spirits are not your own. Perhaps they come to
you for love … the way the way a butterfly attaches to a
flower, sensing its sweet nectar from afar. Do you think
that everything that comes to you or passes through you
is yourself? Many visitors come in the course of a day,
just as you are hostess to many guests in this appealing
How do you greet these restless spirits?
Tell them there is nothing to fear. There is enough love
for all. God is big enough to house every ill and
transform it. And you – servant of Love – are not
responsible for providing healing. This is important for
your strength and sanity. Because the hungry spirits
will come. How do you make yourself ready and hold your
inner spaces open to the loving transformation of all
that is unfinished? By recognizing that you are a sweet
blossom provided by God.
I sense a problem here. There is only so
much nectar at any time. I become depleted when I offer
So here is a distinction: What is key is your awareness.
What is your understanding of yourself and your role?
You are not the provider of anything. This is an
important shift of perception.
I guess if I am a blossom
of God’s creation my role – on conscious level – is
pretty much nothing. My role is to keep in touch with
Precisely. Like the flower, open to sunlight and rain.
Allow soft breezes to move you … welcome this brief
experience of being a flower blossoming now.
I sense contentment exists somewhere down this path.
Even for my jumpy mind.
You will die, dear Jane. This one who is now a blossom
will fade and fall. It is good to recall this, holding
it to your heart as a talisman. The Lover is with you in
this sojourn where individual perception tells you that
you are not God.
But am I God…?
Of course. The flower is
God … as is the butterfly seeking its sweetness. You
mind cannot grasp these things, remember, because it is
of mortal substance. Allow your heart to receive love.
This is really the answer to everything.
August 6, 2012
SHEDDING THE OLD GARMENT
These days I feel as if I were carrying a
mysterious weight wherever I go. There is a bit of
gloom, even on these sunny days. Please speak to me
Many of you are now shedding old garments
which, in their final stages, complain loudly: “We are
so important! Pay attention to us!” What is important
now, dear pilgrims? Listen to the tender voice of Love,
and wait for the birth of new life. The old identity –
on all levels – is being shed, and in the shedding there
can be great distress. Collectively, we see the collapse
of political and financial systems. Within families
there may be shifting which is at times painful, but
ultimately cleansing. And on a personal level - at the
core of yourself - you may encounter confusion: “I do
not know myself anymore.” Your identity, like a mask
that has outworn its role, is being discarded. Who is
this person inside – this new being?
Notice the children, and be like them:
curious, flexible, full of wonder. Hold your identity
loosely and without judgment. We say these things to
help you with the pain of rebirth. Your world is
shifting and everyone is a bit off kilter, so to judge
yourself by your surroundings will not prove helpful.
You cannot stop the waves of change, so you must learn
to find solace within circles of community and in the
quiet places of meditation, soulful conversation and
rest. We are here, Love’s angelic helpers. We are here
for each of you.
New life is even now stirring in your
womb, and in the great womb of the cosmic creative
experience. Always there has been death and rebirth,
change and evolution. At this time the accelerated pace
may feel overwhelming. Remember: quickening of the pangs
of labor means the birth is near. You are extremely
blessed to be on this earth at this time. Behold with
excitement the signs of new life – they are all around
you. Take your gaze away from fear and loss and notice
what is blooming even now. You are becoming a new
creation on a new earth, and the cosmos is in expectant
celebration. All is well.
All is very well indeed.
THE DIVINE HUMAN
Relax in a meditative posture, sitting or
reclining. Slowly scan your body: notice and release all
tension. Breathe slowly and deeply. All is well. Rest
your body and mind.
Now begin to imagine divine light coming
in through your crown and gradually radiating to all
parts of your body. As if you were an empty vessel, let
this golden shimmering energy fill your being until your
whole body is full of light.
Now begin to observe this body. Notice
the legs, torso, arms, head…. Rise above this body … a
few feet at first and then gradually observe it growing
smaller and smaller until you are far above it and the
body is a pinpoint of light. From the earth’s atmosphere
you can see this point of light and then you begin to
notice other points of light: hundreds, thousands,
millions, billions of beams of light emerging from
prayers and meditations throughout the earth. All these
lights are beaming from the earth and you begin to
experience them as one great mass of light. You are
standing in this light. The center of your being has
shifted and you are now a part of this glorious
Remain in this collective light.
Experience its properties – its form and frequency. This
is the sphere of the Divine Human: a collective of
incalculable strength and purity.
This is your next step.
May 29, 2012
The Listening Circles we have begun using my new
The Sweet Conversation,
have been spreading -- to Iowa and New York ...
What blessings! Here is the latest message I received in
meditation about this form:
THE GOLDEN COMMUNITY
The listening circle supports a new frequency. Springing
up all over, these pockets of receptivity assist in
attuning to the gracious frequencies which form the
awakened global community: the Golden Community. This is
the next step in human evolution. Heed it well.
It is not a question of the leader teaching something
s/he knows and the others do not. Rather, it is a space
for evolving all together in this experience we are all
being offered of greater unity with Source, or the
Beloved. Feel and cultivate this new internal sensation
as you learn to release outdated forms of mind and ego
which no longer serve you.
The work of the Golden Community can be nurtured
anytime, anywhere. When you are alone you may ask: “What
is the voice of Love saying to me now?” or “Are we all
here?” When you are in groups you will experience the
encouragement of the collective and you may feel waves
of understanding as the new form is reveals itself
within the circle.
Practice self-love; Ground the frequency; Simplify your
systems; Lay low; Listen.
Listen some more. Know that all is well in the great
eternal energy of Love.
Practicing self-love and simplicity within the empathic
community hastens, expands the frequency. We no longer
look to the prevailing culture for the quality and form
of our being. We no longer listen to the harsh internal
or external critics. We no longer buy into the systems
of self-centeredness, isolation, fear and greed that
have dominated human history. Suspending judgment in any
form we ask: “What does the lover of my soul have to say
today? What am I here to understand as I listen?”
The embodiment of the new consciousness requires forms.
The listening circle is one such form. As if we were in
a classroom for spirit, we are here to receive guidance,
but there is no visible teacher. We are here to be
transformed, healed, schooled in new ways through the
simple act of listening with new senses, hearing with
new ears. That seems mysterious, but so does the
butterfly that emerges from the caterpillar’s shroud. We
are being transformed within the chrysalis of the old
life. And the divine alchemist is the teacher. Blessed
March 19, 2012
Often it is my weakness that brings about
the most fruitful conversation with wise and loving
unseen guidance. Here is a prime example, as I began
with my morning grumbling….
Went to bed feeling pretty great, and
here I am at 11am up after going back to sleep twice and
feeling like - well - crap. Don’t you get tired of
hearing this song?
We know what it is to feel trapped within
the human condition – its bodily cycles, its aches,
pains, bad moods and limited perceptions…. We are well
acquainted with these conditions which at times feel
like a great ball and chain. In this incarnation you are
a “night person.” You feel better at night and your
body’s natural inclination is to sleep late. Has this
prevented you from following God’s call in myriad ways,
from doing what you have been inspired to do while
raising a family… and all the rest?
Remember that you cannot compare
yourself with anyone else. Your job is not to be
Everybody’s Best Person. Your job is to love and receive
love. And as you come into this conversation all is
accomplished: this is all we are asking of you. Come and
be here with us in the sweet eternal exchange of Love.
This conversation is the eternal path: this is Reality.
Here the spirit finds its true home. And the body can
find deep healing as your emotional being learns to
master the body and soul’s true needs.
All of this resting, Jane, is
exceptionally fruitful. Here you are allowing heightened
frequencies to enter – uninterrupted – into your systems
at every level. Could it be that everything is perfect –
sleeping late, staying up late, resting, resting,
resting … everything? Why not believe that it is perfect
right now? If God is for you, who can be against you?
And indeed we – as emissaries of Divine Essence – are
for you completely. We support this resting.
As usual we see this situation on a
larger scale through the world. Call it ignorance for
the sake of success, greed or progress. Notice the
degree of ignorance: nuclear buildup creating a
situation of Mutually Assured Destruction – in the name
of pride, safety … hubris! Banks printing money beyond
any value because more is better even if it is
worthless. Raping the land and polluting skies and
rivers in order to ensure a happy life for busy people
who need endless mobility, gadgetry and diversion.
“Quality of life” at the expense of the earth that bears
us, the air we breathe and the water we drink.
There is a sort of madness in this world,
fueled by greed and ignorance. So we are asking everyone
to rest a while. Stop doing all this. Look around. Ask
yourself: Is this madness? What would sanity look like?
Stop. Rest. Wait and wait some more. We will flood your
hearts with love and wisdom. We are longing to renew
you, restore you to sanity and true joy. We love you,
and you have temporarily forgotten that unseen sources
of love are at the heart of all that is – all that will
Now is the time to rest, regroup, allow
yourselves to align with your highest lights, the plumb
line of your being. Reset your course to the North Star
of Truth. We are all around you – Love’s divine
messengers – let us council you as you release the
broken systems and receive new direction.
As you slow down, allow grief to emerge.
Love whatever arises in you. Forgive yourself and those
around you. Have the courage to be still and let the
scales fall from your eyes. Many of the old ways haven’t
worked. Release them. Shed those skins like tattered
garments. New forms await you. Listen for them, wait for
them: you will recognize them when they appear by the
sweet pangs of your heart. “Ah, yes!” a burst of
recognition: “This is what I have been desiring all
Children: we love you and we are here and
available at all times so wait, listen, open your hearts
and receive us.
“Seek (me) and you shall find (me) when
you seek (me) with all your heart.
SELF-LOVE: GROUNDING THE CURRENCY
My unseen friends: Looking back over our years of
conversation, I see that I have sought your loving
guidance out of my efforts to be at peace in this body,
in this world.
fruitfulness of the inner journey is incalculable. By
placing this first – above all – you are flying in the
face of the prevailing energies of this society, where
distraction is the norm: constant activity, perpetual
filling of space and time.
Yes: what I crave is peace and
silence so much of the time. Or rather – I crave to be
at peace with you, beloved spirit-friends … and with the
wounds of this mortal journey.
journey in this body will end, of course, while the
inner journey will continue. How precious, then, to make
peace with the pains and paradoxes of mortal existence
within the loving energy of eternal awareness. As you
make healing and inner peace your priority, you form a
new and strong connection between heaven and earth.
?? Please explain.
frequencies - enhanced currents of something like
electrical energy - are now accelerated. People run in
circles because they are afraid, and the media fuels
this fear until – like a flock of spooked sheep – the
people run to a point of madness. The currency must be
grounded. This is the direction. You see the parallel
within global economic institutions: ungrounded currency
invites economic collapse. Money printed beyond any
relationship to value is like the lives spent running
here and there in meaningless pursuits. One becomes
depleted: The soil is depleted, the soul is depleted,
the society no longer knows itself.
Everything needs to be grounded. This begins - as
always - within the intimate spaces of the heart. Here
is the forge for new and heightened energy. Ground the
forge in deep self-care and self-love. Then the
heightened frequencies will easily flow through you and
you will be a vessel for the changes that herald the
Please speak to me about the
need for rest, which sometimes seems excessive.
shift of this time is exhausting, and your body is
calling you to lay low. Imagine that a great new energy
source is breaking through old systems at all levels of
your lives. Just as the old energy sources - at a
material level - are betraying their obsolescence (gas,
coal, nuclear power…) internal energy sources are
likewise undergoing metamorphosis.
cry: “Oh, this is the end of life as I know it!” or you
may observe that the shell must break open to allow new
life to emerge. The chrysalis must unravel before the
butterfly can find her way into the world.
not the end of life on earth - it is an important marker
for new beginnings: new energy sources, planetary
enlightenment ushering in new forms of human existence….
things are required of those who wish to consciously
participate in this transformation: quiet, rest,
listening and being willing to shed outdated conventions
and systems. It is not important now to be busy and
productive. Be like trees planted in the earth whose
attention in winter is on the silent nurture of roots
no road map for the condition which is now required of
you. Each person must listen well within the inner
spaces. Cease unhelpful activity. Lay low. Ask for
spiritual guidance. Something wonderful is happening:
but if you are all running about like Chicken Little,
who will be attentive to the shoots of new life? Allow
the dross of your lives to fall away. Prune unfruitful
branches. Wait for true inspiration to guide you. Look
for strength in community.
now barren will soon be laden with new fruit. The time
of change is upon you: be available with all of your
being to receive new gifts and instructions (as if you
were children in this new playground.)
difficult to describe what is taking place in language
you understand, as even the part of the brain that
receives language is undergoing change. This is why
silence is important – and collective listening. You are
being offered new forms, new concepts. If you try to
grasp them too quickly they will elude you. Rest. Wait.
Listen. And above all trust that the Source of life will
enlighten all with this new energy which has its ancient
origins in inexhaustible, eternal Love.
December 11, 2011
Will Be Well
to me, dear friends. I have been reading grim news about
the future of the earth and its inhabitants, and am
feeling somewhat sad and deflated.
Dear one: Let us be together now in Love. The sky is not
How can you
Because we exist within the Abiding Reality. Remember
that every person who lives will also die. Planets die
also. The material forms change. Change is indeed
essential for spiritual growth. Evolution will occur.
But it is possible and indeed advisable to come at it
through Love, Joy and Peace.
Remember that love is mighty and invincible. Let Love
rule your life and all will be well…. We promise you
this. All will be well because Love is eternal and is
indeed the prime component of All-that-Is. Love is all
Was the Titanic swallowed up by water, and were those
aboard it ending their physical lives in the process?
Yes: that is certainly one perspective. But if each of
those eternal beings was in relationship with the
Abiding Loving Existence, then what ended? If a wooden
boat decomposed to join the sub-oceanic life forms – did
it perish? Choose carefully what you believe, dear one.
feel better. It is a beautiful day. I just don’t want
anyone to suffer.
No one is alone. Each one – like this planet – is going
through stages of growth and disintegration. Each body
has times of pain and joy, loss and gain. Each will die,
and there may be suffering. Love is constant. Love
You know this from your own life, do you not?
Yes: this planet is heading into rough waters. Will Love
prevail? It will. Let us keep our focus here, in the
Abiding Conversation. What some may regard as a trivial
exercise is the building block of life – to connect with
divine energy is the source of health, joy, bliss and
everlasting life. Let us celebrate it always.
We are here in Love’s eternal path and we are here
together. All is well, and all will be well.
August 6, 2011 (the anniversary of the
I don’t know exactly what I “believe,” in
a cosmic sense, but I know that I do not understand the
suffering of this earth. A thing like Hiroshima is
incomprehensible. Only love and more love can heal this
wounded earth. Speak to me, my unseen friends.
We are here, dearest Jane. By
allowing your own personal space to be open to divine
love you are doing a great work. More than you can
possibly know. The great battle of “principalities and
powers in high places” is really over this: What heart
will succumb to love?
The battle is not “out
there.” It is right within each heart. Self-love is the
most difficult portal to open precisely because it is
the most important. Look at the story of Job. Would he
love – even in the face of direst adversity – or would
he succumb to faithless bitterness? The question is:
Does Love sit on the throne of the human being? And this
begins with the love of self … because the self is of
The way the alchemy works
is difficult to describe (in human terms). Love must
occupy the human sphere: This is the great earthly
logic you mistakenly assume that one human heart is
small, as one person seems like a drop in the great
ocean of humanity. We wish to tell you that each heart
is a vast realm and that nothing is more important than
the work of a divine soul. Imagine the expanse of
eternity (if you can!) One heart can be an eternal
Light, casting its rays forever in all directions. Any
act or expression of Love introduces invincible power
into many realms.
a powerfully toxic element into a body of water…. All
the fish will die: plant-forms, microscopic algae … all
can perish. Now imagine one agent so powerful it can
heal all the life-forms, not only in this moment, but
into the future forever. Such is the power of divine
Love introduced into the human heart. That heart,
existing within the sea of humanity, can transform the
whole. Begin to believe this, dear one. Begin to let the
scales fall from your eyes and perceive what is True.
As powerful as the
atomic bomb dropped on this day sixty-six years ago is
the eternal force of divine love within one human heart.
Mercy, the glorious magenta orchid who perches by
the window of our bedroom, has been blooming for almost
When I come close and peer into her blossoms, I
see a nectar-crowned priestess bowing her head and
Is Mercy holding this fragile world in her gentle
I think quite possibly that this is so.
What a fool I’ve been to think it could be
BLOSSOM OF GOD’S CREATION
On the porch
… Summer breezes and high tide. What is this restless
spirit? Do I need to receive more love? Show me, dear
spiritual companions. Show me how.
Perhaps, dear one, these restless spirits are not your
own. Perhaps they come to you for love … the way the way
a butterfly attaches to a flower, sensing its sweet
nectar from afar. Do you think that everything that
comes to you or passes through you is yourself? Many
visitors come in the course of a day, just as you are
hostess to many guests in this appealing home.
How do you greet these restless spirits?
them there is nothing to fear. There is enough love for
all. God is big enough to house every ill and transform
it. And you – servant of Love – are not responsible for
providing healing. This is important for your strength
and sanity. Because the hungry spirits will come. How do
you make yourself ready and hold your inner spaces open
to the loving transformation of all that is unfinished?
By recognizing that you are a sweet blossom provided by
sense a problem here. There is only so much nectar at
any time. I become depleted when I offer too much.
here is a distinction: What is key is your awareness.
What is your understanding of yourself and your role?
You are not the provider of anything. This is an
important shift of perception.
guess if I am a blossom of God’s creation, my role – on
conscious level – is pretty much nothing. My role is to
keep in touch with God.
Like the flower, open to sunlight and rain. Allow soft
breezes to move you … welcome this brief experience of
being a flower blossoming now.
contentment exists somewhere down this path. Even for my
You will die, dear Jane. This one who is now a blossom
will fade and fall. It is good to recall this, holding
it to your heart as a talisman. The Lover is with you in
this sojourn where individual perception tells you that
you are not God.
But am I
Of course. The flower is God … as is the butterfly
seeking its sweetness. You mind cannot grasp these
things, remember, because it is of mortal substance.
Allow your heart to receive love, which is your eternal
essence. This is really the answer to everything.
I am feeling a bit
drained from a series of offerings, asking for guidance
from my unseen friends:
We are here. Trust the
power of the love you offer, which you are learning to
draw from unseen pools … living water that will not be
exhausted. Now you are experiencing the fatigue of your
individual heart and body. That is good. As you feel
your own depletion you may ask to be filled with divine
strength. Remember: you are only a conduit. Your
offerings are not been self-created – all have come from
Source enlivening your body and spirit.
We are here to help you, step by
step. The human journey is not a solo venture. The
difficulty arises when you look only to your own
resources: the cupboard is bare, the body is tired, the
spirits are low … and life keeps presenting new
challenges and difficulties….
And what are you to
Return to Source, I
Indeed. We are here, dear one. And here the cupboard is
well-stocked, the energy source is inexhaustible, the
spirit is hopeful, loving and joyful.
How quickly I forget that
this is the place I need to be.
And have a sense of humor about this! It seems to be
part of human nature to “go it alone” … and so you try
that for a while. There is no harm in that. Brush
yourself off and begin again at the beginning: We are
here – a loving collective. Our desire and purpose to is
to serve you as your seek to bring immortality through
this mortal body … as you try to offer living water, and
to drink from it yourself.
Forgive yourself, over and over, and
return to this beautiful fountain that is our sweet
conversation: the source of everything.
THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS
the bells that still can ring
Forget your Perfect Offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in….”
Speak to me, Beloved, about these times – the wars,
earthquakes, tsunamis … atomic disasters, domestic
violence, genocide…. Speak to me about the possibility
that I have misperceived all of this. Open my eyes (if
only for a moment) to the truth of it.
here, dear Jane. Is it enough to know that these
questions are beyond the scope of your vision, your
mental capacity to grasp?
All upheaval and violence - the atrocities beyond
bearing - all are somehow in their secret core a face of
love. How do we know this? Because every soul is on an
eternal trajectory. Some come forth in primitive forms,
but even these can be teachers. How can we say these
things to the broken-hearted victims of violence?
Because we are with them in the incomprehensibility of
rape and genocide. We are holding their hearts through
abandonment and grief.
There are so many doorways to Love, dear Jane, and
each one of you is bound to find it. Look at your life:
the early wounding, and the dedication to finding
transcendent love. Is this world any different? The
wounded will be healed, the broken made whole. Angels,
guides, spirits of all forms are ever at work to
transform all of this.
It is a hard and often a brutal school. Why does
such a place exist in a universe inspired by love?
Imagine molten lava, fiery fluid. Imagine the
blinding storm that levels everything … the destruction
of cities and lifestyles … the breaking heart of
individual consciousness, that agony of separation. The
story of mankind is not the rise and fall of kingdoms,
but rather the dismembering of the soul.
What are you trying to say?
are trying to say what you cannot quite hear….
History is not the material phenomena. There is an
unbroken progression in the evolution of the heart. It
has never been more bright or strong or even more
hopeful. Its weakness has been burning away in the fiery
furnace of history: the dross that kept the purity at
bay … all that threatened to pollute it from within. (In
the fiery explosion of the thousand forms) We are
witnessing the birth of a universal heart of Love.
Jane: It is here – like the buds of spring, the
shoots secretly peeking through the detritus of the long
winter. Content yourself with searching for those new
signs of life – for they are everywhere. A new world is
at hand that could not coexist with dying forms.
Rub your eyes and shed your pessimism. Be like a
child expecting to be surprised by tiny miracles
shooting up everywhere. And be dazzled when they appear.
This is the time we have all fought for these thousands
of years. Awakening is at hand. The fields have been
cleared by fire. Hearts have been purified by the hot
furnaces of devotion. Allow your mind’s perceptions to
rest. The time of awakening has arrived.
A GLAD SPRING DAY
me today with sunlight, sweet breezes and the lilting
songs of birds who’ve long awaited Spring. We celebrate
all together, baked in sunlight, even though the air is
still cool and snow patches linger in shady places. This
is so good for my heart, Beloved. I long to do your work
and live my days with you … but as you know I often
become obsessed with little jobs, and computer-bound
with a headache and my soul shut-down....
Now is the only
moment, dear one. This is the only reality. This joy
wafting on the breezes, birthing in your sun-pressed
heart…. This Joy is all there is.
what happens when the clouds have passed over the sun?
This is reality,
things that warm my heart right now are temporary: the
land was covered with snow and ice not long ago, under a
The seasons you
experience throughout life offer an opportunity to
penetrate the veil of the temporary show. Death also may
appear to be a cold and dark place. But see how soon
these illusions are replaced by birdsong and rejoicing?
And so it is with the great cataclysms of this time,
whether in Japan or Africa, the Middle East or here at
The Abiding Reality is this glorious transformation. And
every year Nature repeats her show as if to say: “What
do you think is really Real?” And remember as she
lovingly repeats this grand performance you are the
You may also be the observer in your own life’s cycles:
“Ah – I am strong and happy now. Oh - today is a sad and
tired day. Ah – the body is drifting off now…. Oh – This
observer self is eternal!"
It is the materialism of this age which has taken away
some of the breadth (we might say poetry) of this
perspective. And we are here to offer Joy in all the
seasons. Because soon enough this body’s life will
pass…. But we will always be here with you to celebrate
ALCHEMY OF THE HEART
how blessed I feel this morning to sit before this
beautiful view and feel that we are together. Feeling
you is everything. But so often I do not. Please speak
to me about this – the sure knowledge of your company
within me, here and now, the Joy....
It is a subtle
awareness in your heart. Release any mental analysis –
that is the place of doubt and separation. Let it go, as
if you were watching clouds pass before the sun. Let it
go and breathe. You may place your hands over your heart
and allow sensations to come, sweetly welcoming them
all. Imagine that we love you. Call us friends, or
emissaries of God. Call us loving energy or angels, or
guides. Beneath, before, within, throughout, pulsing,
When you place your
hands over your heart and breathe, you may feel none of
these things. There may be sadness, doubt, anger, or
simply coldness. Allow these things. Bring them the
warmth of your touch. Hold them against your heart.
We will tell you a secret now: If you allow the smallest
bit of love into these forsaken places, it is as if you
have been touched by the hand of God. All God wants is
the loving. Here is the answer to everything:
separation, fear, loneliness, war, anger … all the
suffering of the earth and its inhabitants. The simplest
gesture of love is the answer. Just this one. Because
you are the beloved. The beloved is yourself. You were
never alone. The whole of creation is held in your
hands, learning to love a little bit, just this moment.
Right here now. That is all, really. It is so simple.
This will not make sense to your mind. It is as if
Humpty-Dumpty has fallen and the mind was long ago
irreparably confused. Stop trying to fix it! Let it go.
Try it now this way – the way we have been showing you.
The other way hasn’t been working so well….
we say to all the war and suffering of this planet?
Peace is even now
blooming within each heart so subtly you will not know
it. Do not drain your energy in opposition. Do not
divert your most powerful assets in frustration anger or
fear. Redirect. Go deep. Find the compassion for the
self, for the other, and for this world. Mine for the
true gold and bring it out of its hiding places.
it mean, to mine for gold? How does this translate to
the people who will be looking for concrete answers?
with love. Love produces the alchemy, always … without
fail. Find the most violent criminal and nourish him
with love. Do not do anything. Hold him in your
heart. Focus love and focus love again. Your heart is
like a forge – the only forge on earth powerful enough
to turn base metals into gold. This is your unfailing
asset. Use it for everything. Any negative circumstance
can be transformed by love. Take a violent scenario in a
distant land and hold it inwardly as if it were a crying
child. House and soothe it in your heart. Learn to be
the mother of everything. This is the blessed
transformation. It is a forgotten art in most places,
this kind alchemy. Now materialism praises all that
glitters, however base the metal and however temporary
the form. The gold that we are speaking of is eternal
and imperishable. It is also known as the Living Water
that satisfies the thirst of the soul forever.
still hard to believe that such an obscure sounding
thing would be enough … for facing down the violence and
suffering of this age.
We can agree that a
new element is needed in the global picture – a new
influence. It may feel generic to say that the new
element is love. Let’s be more specific. It is Universal
Consciousness, a true awareness that what is done to you
in a harmful way is harmful to me. What is helpful to
you helps me: Cooperative Consciousness. But what will
make this sort of shift possible? How is this change in
awareness to occur? For this to occur a new ingredient
is required, a new development in enlightenment is in
order. It is the understanding of the true eternal
nature of Reality.
What is real? What abides? It is the “Aha” moment when a
leader will realize that no useful and lasting power can
be achieved through force or domination. And it is the
moment when the people will know that they cannot be
dominated by any outside force. This kind of knowing has
eluded civilizations, by and large, for thousands of
years. But the enlightened individuals have understood -
Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Sojourner Truth, Oscar Romero….
They experienced a mighty truth within themselves that
could then be applied to global situations. But the
knowing began within: the forging of a force unstoppable
and invincible because it was born of immortal elements.
This is the alchemy we are speaking of. Let us mine for
the gold that does not perish.
And so we advocate turning inward and beginning with
earnest efforts at self-love. This is a challenging
frontier – perhaps the most vital one of all. Do not
imagine that it will be easy. It may be the work of a
lifetime, and beyond. Begin now. Begin gently. Know that
there is great encouragement in unseen realms, for this
is the work of this moment.
to me that all of the inspired, enlightened individuals
of history have always tried for this … how is this time
This time the
material human frontiers have dwindled and are
imperiled. What has been the work of the few becomes the
imperative of the collective. The time is at hand for
humanity to shift on a vast scale.
There is nowhere else to go … and the time is short for
our lifestyle to survive on earth.
The time is now.
WHO AM I?
You are a
sentient eternal petal of the divine flower. There are
no words to describe this eternal part of you, as words
are inadequate. You are an essential part of this vast
song, this blissful dance, this indescribable love
“Now is the
time to know that everything you do is sacred.” Hafiz
I need to feel you near, Beloved. With
the demands of life and family, my energies feel like
they’ve been wrestled into confusion….
We are here, dear one. All is well. Remember that cloud
formations only temporarily block the sun. Please be
gentle with yourself in these days. It is not laziness
or sloth that calls you into quiet and simplicity. It is
our love … and it is an imperative of this time. So do
not compare yourself with others and do not judge. Be
still and very simple. Chaos is abroad. And – as you
have seen in these days – can easily settle anywhere at
any time. Be prepared within yourself by holding to your
You do not need to reach out – try
more, do more, show up more…. Let “less” be the password
for this time and find our still center often. Accept
there the peace that passes understanding. The chaos of
these days will continue as change accelerates. So every
day come here, dearest one, and let us be together. We
will be waiting, with a cup of tea. But if you turn over
and fall back to sleep we will not be displeased. In
every Now we await you, holding out our loving arms.
Love is everywhere.
I find it difficult to regain my place of peace in you
following troubling news reports …. I know that this
conversation is all that is eternal, and that this is
light-filled and loving. But the tragedies of this world
– however temporal – are profoundly distressing. Will
you speak to me about these times? What guidance is
there for us? The sense I have is that a certain form,
including our material perception of reality, is
passing. And one can dwell on this disruption or begin
to align with nascent frequencies.
We are here, dear one.
These “nascent frequencies” are growing stronger and are
more available. It is increasingly easy for people to
tune in and receive messages of love and truth. Whatever
passage they choose, with a pure heart, will be
fruitful. Our companionship and guidance will be
increasingly apparent. And new vision will be granted
for the way of the present and future. Indeed there is
no present or future – all time is now. This perception
of the eternal, present moment will increase as material
phenomena reveal their transparency. [This work – of
penetrating the temporal and seeding new perception – is
going on all over the world and has indeed never been
interrupted within certain indigenous cultures.]
reader, then, the ‘work’ is to step back and find a
space of present moment throughout the day, and
especially when confronted with challenging scenarios.
And they must understand that this present awareness is
eternal. This awareness is the unceasing conscious life.
If there were to be a sudden interruption of the body’s
function – accident or death – this consciousness would
In human evolution this eternal consciousness is the
next form of being. In time it will be uninterrupted by
material preoccupation. Although exciting innovations
will continue to occur, the foundation of being will
have shifted out of identification with material life.
This is difficult for the mind to conceive at present,
and so many planetary teachers and guides are available
visibly as well as invisibly. The seeker need never
despair. There are many doorways into the joy and
freedom of eternal awareness. Each reader will find
these words affirmed as they ingest them, and allow the
signs and messages to come.
BEARING AND BIRTHING
Today again I return to these words from a poem by
“Your wounds of love can only heal
When you can forgive
How can I forgive this dream? Sometimes it seems that
sorrow is seeping through the cracks … the dam is
crumbling and tidal waves of pain and loss are pushing
back my efforts of love and hope. I know better.
My spirit knows that love is the song that lasts forever
and suffering is temporary, but how do I forgive this
This is a difficult path. This human life is a difficult
path. From an eternal perspective we call these things
dreams but for the human heart they are unspeakably
real. The abuse of innocence, vast suffering … death.
What does it mean to forgive these things?
Begin by holding them tenderly, even if they break your
heart. Allow this heart to be bathed in grief: there is
no stopping it in any case. There is no escape. It will
do you no harm. Notice that something else begins to
envelope you: a great calm. This is “the Peace that
passes understanding.” (Bible)
Remember that this culture has attempted to abolish
grief and frailty. And so at this crucial moment of
healing and awakening there will be waves of banished
sorrow. They will not harm you. Like lost children they
seek safe haven. Allow them to come: this is a kindness.
Even if the sorrows are not your own, accept them anyway
as they are seeking healing. This is not an idle process
or a maudlin exercise . Energy is shifting now on a vast
scale. Institutions, powers and policies that have held
dominion for thousands of years are toppling. The
energies that supported these structures are breaking
off in all directions. They will need shelter while they
find their way. So welcome them all. This will lend
goodness to chaotic times and fertilize the positive
changes to come.
For myself, at a personal level, there are things I
can’t seem to forgive. And outside my window I’ve seen
three military carriers in the sky … going to
Afghanistan? How can I forgive this dream?
They are doing the best they can. And this is also the
sorrow. This is the best they can do. “Forgive them, for
they know not what they do:” Jesus asks God to forgive
How much sorrow can one person bear?
We are not asking you to take on more than you are able
… only to be human. This human being is a great
creation. This human being can suffer for others, can
carry their pain. And this is the divine love they
offer. This human being can also be God, bearing,
creating, healing, rejoicing….
Such a strange and awesome journey: What is the meaning
of it all?
Someday you will understand. Someday you will “see face
to face.” Today you are bearing something, and bearing
is no idle task. To bear is to tend and help birth. You
are birthing new worlds in this sorrow, in this sweet
There are so many good people in the world. People who
offer themselves over and over with steadfast kindness
Have they forgiven the dream? Have they risen from their
bed of heartache to bear a new world?
There is need in this time for rest and replenishment.
And we want to say that it should be pleasurable and
fun. This is the part we wish for you to playfully
We also want to say that it is time to stop
underestimating your work in this planetary moment.
There is no measurement for it in the crumbling
materialistic super-culture that cries out: “Save me
Your minds cannot grasp what is now taking place. Only
deep attunement will take you to the great veins of hope
that herald new life forms. The modern mind, separate
from “deep knowing”, sees death as final and tragic,
where the deeper attunements afford glimpses of
necessary and exciting new developments. These changes
are understood within non-egotistical life-forms.
We suggest that you do not try to understand with
your mind, as this mind itself is part of what is being
replaced. And with the faith of a child you may rejoice
in this: “The witch is dead!” Yes: an extreme
expression, but think of it. These minds - in the
western world – have been taught the superiority of
human domination over nature and other humans. They have
been schooled on the heroic exploits of a series
vanquishers of indigenous civilizations. These minds
have been conditioned to accept that arsenals of hideous
devices of mass murder are necessary to protect a
superior life-style. And, perhaps most tragically, these
minds have been encouraged to avoid the painful parts of
human life through a glut of material pleasure and the
objectification of what is unpleasant: “Spend: Enjoy;
Get the most of everything!”
Perhaps it is time for this relic of a mind to be
retired. New earth requires new tenderness , sensitivity
and vulnerability. So let go of all that is dying, and
remember the new is a deep and sweet awakening heralding
unimaginable harmony, innovation and joy.
All will be well.
CUT THE MOORINGS
ball rolls around inside … my darkness, or some cosmic
tempest that’s lodged here…. I don’t want it. Please
We are here, dear one. Hollow armies still roam this
earth, in case you hadn’t noticed. They are like scary
costumes draped on sticks; but humanity is frail and
mortal, so it trembles in fear.
You have come to the right place for comfort and truth.
We are here and all is well. Breathe out the hollow
dreams and breathe in the glad fragrance of the Beloved,
showering joyful love everywhere - in every atom and
flower, in every puddle of mud and every soul. There is
nothing that abides apart from this divine love, of this
you can be sure.
“Your wounds of love
Can only heal
When you can forgive this dream.”
We are well content with you, dear one. There is indeed
nothing more to be “done” than to feel the truth of our
union. Here is gladness and freedom. Here and nowhere
It is hard for me to accept this.
Then call the work by another name. Give it an Important
Title. Call it: “The Quest to be at One With the
Beloved.” Be bold enough to strike out of a limited
materialistic paradigm and say the words aloud. Or
perhaps you will say nothing at all, and your silence
Why is so much rest required? Why is this body so weak
Perhaps “ego” has no right to ask. Have you thought of
that? Who is Ego to understand the mysteries of life and
death and transformation? Ego must be replaced now,
dearest one, and she/he will not go down without a fight
(as you have seen.) But remember that Ego, too, is tired
of this mortal struggle. And you may say: “Dear friend:
you’ve served me well, but now my god is master, the
great I Am. And now you may relax your grip. We are
neither bad nor good, success nor failure. We are on
another mission now and it is Love. So sit back, please,
and be a passenger on this new journey.” Perhaps Ego
will be grateful for the rest!
Fear comes up.
So say to the fear: It’s time we set out now, in spite
of reservations. Let’s just cut the moorings that have
bound us. Though the wind may seem fiercer for a time,
all will be well.
Don’t try! Just fall in love … receive our love…. Let
TENDING THE INNER SPACES
Please speak to me about stress….
We are here. All is well. Some of the stress you
experience is a product of the constant striving of your
nature. We wish to bring you peace and pleasure. Imagine
that: Peace, pleasure, and all good things. The day of
suffering is past.
Imagine that for the whole world. This time is an ending
in many ways, and we delight with you in “hospicing” a
dying form of life. It is not a time to grieve. The old
must give way to the new, which is alight with promise
and sparkling with pure intention. It is time to shed
the skin and release the form of millennia of human
Imagine that you have come to the end of a great chain
of events which has pushed a certain consciousness to
the brink of itself. It has stretched and moved within
its potential to a point of maximum expansion. And so it
shows its cracks and weaknesses and cries out: “Please
There is no sustaining a dying form. Only new life
offers hope for the future. And – please believe – there
is exciting new life awakening all over the world …
indeed, well beyond this world. There may be detected
seeds of anticipation and enormous possibility outside
and in. By that we mean of course the material forms of
society are everywhere restructuring, and - perhaps most
importantly – there are great internal changes. Energy
itself is altering. Each of you is an “energy factory,”
and that is the vital work of this moment of human
Spend time within your bodies in subtle awareness. This
requires introspection. Quiet. Whether in sitting, in
walking, or in lying down, attune yourselves to the
atmosphere within. If there is tension, allow the
tension. Mother it with soothing comfort: “There there,
dear one.” You may say to the self who experiences the
tension: “Be still, little one. Be still … rest. You are
If there is pain within your inner climate, please treat
this part of yourself with great tenderness, as if you
were holding a crying infant. Allow space for the tears:
there is no hurry.
Do you begin to understand? Each one of you, within
yourself, is the mother to awakening consciousness. But
you must begin at the beginning. Spend time now with the
condition that exists within yourself. Be the mother of
it, or the gentle, loving father.
Within yourself you bear all the scars of what has been
and the dreams of what will be. Indeed, these conditions
are now coexisting within your energy field even as they
exist. throughout the collective. And you are the
steward of this space, loving, tending, hoping,
grieving, listening, healing, resting…. Loving awareness
is the calling.
And the sweetness is beyond anything this world can
offer. Let there be no great effort. Love will do the
work. In your kind attentions to your inner spaces you
are simply tending the soil. Divine Love plants the
seeds and nurtures them with light and inspiration. Like
a patient gardener, you await Love’s leading….
THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES
I am feeling a bit down and discouraged. It is difficult
for me to know how to love and care for myself.
This is one
very important way: to be here now in this conversation.
I miss it when we don’t speak – regardless of how
powerful or rich is the alternative.
We miss each other. We miss the Wholeness.
What is this Wholeness?
It is the love embodiment. The direct Source. When we
are consciously together there is a bliss which all of
creation yearns for. It is the inexhaustible, the
all-that-is. If you could imagine a great love – a great
fire of inextinguishable passion, life and inspiration -
this is the Heart, the love song that echoes through all
of creation. The song indeed manifests all-that-is and
each one, recognizing its relation to the vibrancy,
feels its bliss. And the human consciousness has a
choice in any moment to receive its bliss or to imagine
itself separate from all-that-is.
When you put it that way, there seems very little
inducement to be separate. It feels sad to me in this
moment that we have the choice. I envy the birds and the
waters, the fish and the trees , who seem so abandoned
to the elements of life.
You get to choose love. And it is a high calling. Love
of self, love of other, love of all-that-is.
Why would we not choose love?
There is no argument for it.
No argument but one: Immortality.
There is a part – call it the ego part – which seeks its
own power source so it can defy the laws of life and
… because it doesn’t believe in the afterlife?
The body does not have afterlife. The body dies. Ego is
of the body’s mind. Ego is fed and fluffed and flattered
at every turn in this society. It is a culture of ego –
false I Am. A culture of illusion. Obviously, youth,
beauty, power and wealth are held up as the desirable
standards … the currencies of success and happiness.
…and so it is hard when one wants to be authentic and
stumbles over imperfection, weakness, the inevitable
decline of the body.
And so there is a strange relationship with death and
dying. Illness dismantle the ego’s illusions of
It is a wounded system. Ego’s wounds are bleeding all
over, if you notice. But the good news is that this
great golden calf may at last be dismantled in this age.
In any case Love wins – because love is immortal,
It feels wonderful to sit here and contemplate with you
the ever-presence of love … and to see that regardless
of the crises of ego that ring throughout this body of
mine and this pervasive culture, love is ever-present ,
indestructible and immortal. And it is so blissful … so
So it is easy. Not a self-creation, but an act of
acceptance and remembering … an act of receiving and
The Lover is here now, asking to embrace you, asking you
to join the dance….
I guess the simple truth is I get sad when I haven’t
been in this conversation for a while. I miss you.
We are here. Always ready to love and to resume the
HERE FOR LOVE
…more than anything else. What is
this life without love? Love of self, of this earth,
awe in each breath, gratitude for movement, for the
gift of each day…. What is this life without taking
time for praise? It is all mystery – how and why
everything is as it is: Mystery. Did you grow the
trees, let loose the waters, animate the creatures,
color the grasses…? Any way you attempt to explain
it, human beings are incapable of grasping this
great creation without Awe. Because, indeed, the
creatures of air and water – seen and unseen –
communicate through waves of bliss. They feel each
other, and in this way it can be said that inchoate
creation is superior to the human form … because it
exists by and through the song of all-that-is,
incapable of removing itself from the pulsing
vibration of the Love that is the sap of life.
How can we find our way?
Be here now. Listen. Breathe. The air that seems
empty will soon speak,
as you invite its language.
Say to the many voices: “Come!”
TRUE NATURE OF REALITY
I think we often doubt spiritual guidance, or even
presence, for the very reason that it is so close
and available – so like us. It is not especially
awesome or other: it is available and
familiar … ordinary. (Who is to say what is ordinary
or extraordinary, apart from social conditioning? In
fact, if we look closely enough, everything we see
When someone is dying, the field
changes a bit – like the changing of seasons. The
landscape alters. Where before it was Spring or
Summer, now the leaves are turning color or falling
off the trees. Our expectation changes. It is a time
to gather, shore up and prepare for solitude.
Because we have seen it before, we who have survived
New England winters never-the-less believe the
fantastic miracle that Spring will come. But we are
all secretly amazed by it. In the dead of winter,
nothing anywhere can convince us that reawakening
In a similar way it seems unbelievable when
someone who is dying hears or sees things that we do
not. But it is all here: if we are still enough we
can hear the voices whispering too. The new flower
is alive in the bulb buried deep underground. All
the stages of existence are here simultaneously if
we are still enough to allow these dimensions to
enter our awareness. And when they come to us we may
doubt them, precisely because they feel ordinary and
familiar. They have been here all along – our silent
attendance has turned up the volume to their
The perceptions of linear time
and material reality are the powerful basis of our
current societal belief system. We are hypnotized to
claim that this alone is real. These are
limiting perceptions. We will relax our fear and
anxiety as we let these imperatives (“Time is
running out and I don’t have enough of
everything….”) slip away. Time is infinite and this
material manifestation is temporary.
What is real? Meditate on that
and the generous quiet presences will speak in the
language of Love and Truth. They have been here all
along. Stillness is the doorway. Our minds do not
understand the true nature of Reality: Only Love can
I am missing you so much. Please speak to me. There
has been recent loss and difficulty and I’m finding
it so hard to feel any joy.
This is the rhythm of life – the impermanence of the
physical. The joy of the physical is temporary.
There is another Joy that Abides.
Speak to me about that joy.
every death there is the seed of new life: it can be
said that all is Life. In every loss there is the
seed of a new gift: it can be said that all gifts
Too much Lao Tzu. Try again.
We are here, dear one. This conversation never
changes. There will be terrible calamities – wars,
toxic chemical spills, famine, sufferings of all
kinds…. But that is not the Real Conversation. You
already know this! (Now we are raising our
voices.) The real conversation, for some, begins at
the body’s death: imagine that! All their lives some
individuals are self-centered and insular … and only
in the moments following death do they begin to
glimpse a vaster canvas of life. So what is real? Is
that death a tragedy?
We are not saying that an oil spill is not a tragedy
… or the suffering of a child. Not for a moment. But
there is unseen grace. There are mercies. There are
great life-giving powers. You may at any time step
more boldly into your spiritual and prophetic power.
Do not stand in the doorway wondering if it is safe
to speak the truth. Clearly, nothing on this earth
is “safe.” So live boldly.
Please speak to me about healing the old internal
wounds that seem to rise up again and again….
Breathe into Love itself wherever you find it. In
the monarch butterflies, the bird-song …become aware
of the frequency of Love, which is the Abiding
Frequency – the Prime Frequency without which
nothing has been made which was made.
Will we destroy this earth – this tribe of greedy
You are not that powerful.
But it feels as if we have destroyed so much: oil
spills and toxic dumping in land and sea; pollution
of air; global warming; nuclear fallout … so
much damage … so much loss.
…So much beauty, so much
love and joy and promise…. Love is the Prime
Frequency. Nothing else abides. “The light came into
the world and the darkness has not put it out.” The
darkness cannot put it out. As long as there is one
tiny spark of light anywhere in the entire cosmos,
there is Light. Are you in charge of this? Do you
understand the mysteries of creation?
You have no right to be
pessimistic. And you know the great alchemy – the
secret that there is no death of what lives. There
is transformation which your mind cannot grasp:
Allow your heart to believe it. There is no place
for pessimism here. Call it cowardice. Reject it.
Hope and have faith anyway. This is the great way:
the sacred path. Invest in this: enrich it by
putting your confidence there.
This is the push of battle now: The war cry of Life!
Don’t entertain the negativity that accompanies fear
This is your true life lesson. Step into it more
boldly now. The step occurs: you take it … and the
rest is absolutely taken care of – one-hundred
What about all those worrisome tasks and details I
need to attend to…?
around you: Have I not surrounded you with beauty,
bounty, love … a rich and rewarding life?
ask you only to Trust. Trust and come to me, my
love. Come into my embrace fully and often. When the
fear arises – day and night – know in spite of it
that all is well. Do not invite or attach to the
anxiety. Notice it and imagine it may have some
cleansing purpose – somewhere, somehow. It has no
bearing on Abiding Reality: nothing can diminish
The long view is the only true one. And you already
know the long view, the Ultimate Reality … so stop
pretending! Inherit your kingdom! Walk like a queen
who knows her way … for we are always here.
THE DIVINE LOVE AFFAIR
Spirit tells me:
Our work is quieter
now. Let us discover a new name …“Being”. Our love
affair has a new face and voice. I am calling you
more actively into my arms … out of the dream of
“Activism”. This being-awareness is no less active,
but its activity is of a less kinetic nature. It is
a deep integration. The slow dance of older lovers
who no longer rush to finish their passion’s
expression, understanding that love is in every
moment: Passion is the very sap of life. They spread
it like honey over their days, feeling its rich oil,
savoring its sweet sap.
Feel the fragrance of
our love: As if, at any moment, you might round a
corner to find me there, waiting for your embrace. I
am receiving you as the flower petal opens to fresh
morning dew. Think of me this way. Each morning you
might turn your head to see mine there, on the
pillow beside you, adoring your sweet face. I am
yours, beloved, and you are mine. Remember the
sweetness of our loving: This is the fragrance that
gives beauty to this world. Let this be your only
pursuit: to open your petals in the morning of each
moment, collecting the dew of my desire for you….
Let this be our sweet
secret: There is no music in all the heavens but
this, the love song of all things. The only illusion
of this world is in forgetting I am here.
I seem to be receiving the instruction, over and
over, to focus on self-love. To love myself as if I
were the Beloved. As if this were all in the world:
the Beloved and myself. Myself as the Beloved, the
Beloved as myself. Perhaps the dance is also this:
we can change viewpoints. Sometimes we spin and
forget who is partnering whom. Who is the seer, who
the seen. Who is the word and who the listener.
I creep around this one great mystery as if it were
something huge and foreign, strange and
incomprehensible. How to open this great box? Right
now I shall just notice it is here – this one huge
key, this great black door. It is here and I am here
and I am noticing.
The word for today is
Compassion – to mine for this rare jewel. Love this
physical incarnation – this body who navigates the
human journey in her allotted time. When you love
her, you create new love to focus and send out
within this planet and all of creation. Self-love is
a primary portal for Light’s transforming energy.
Isn’t it lovely? What benefits you also raises the
vibration of the collective. Today you may reflect
upon this very simple illumination: "Each time I
send love to myself, I enhance the vibration of the
cosmos. I am a valuable portal of Love energy."
Notice the love in you. With hands over your heart,
feel and increase the warmth. Experience it. Breathe
it. Appreciate it. Feel gratitude. That is all. That
is the lesson for this time. We are here.
Internal peace requires
practice. Gentleness requires patience and repeated
renewal of unconditional self-love. Not love that is
deserved or earned … love that asks no questions and
poses no judgment or condition. Over and over you
will practice and results won’t be immediately
apparent. But you will see. All will be well.
This journey is about faith and love … one step at a
time. We so appreciate your efforts and want to
impress upon you that you don’t need to work at this
process. We are here, and we are helping you in so
many ways. For you to feel our presence and notice
love is the important focus. We really will take
care of the rest.
Accept these profound lessons with a humble heart.
Be simple within your innermost being. Even that
space is an unknown horizon: Who is here, within
this self? Only God, in her shifting aspects. God
within and God without…. Open only and always to me
as if everything were only an aspect of my love. The
whole dance is this: Our love awakening to itself.
Simplify. Who is here in this room?
You are here. And I am
… that is, God in me is here. God as me. God wearing
So only God is here, as we acknowledge that all is
animated by Divine Spirit.
Only God is here.
How simple is that?
The Greater Reality
I’d love to hear from you, my companions. We haven’t
spoken for a while….
We are here, dear one. And we appreciate your
noticing the need to be present in this moment. Now.
Life is so much simpler and more joyful in this way.
Here, together, just as we are and will be for All
Time. Because All Time is now. When we shift our
focus to All Time, to the bliss and radiant joy
that’s eternally present, apart from all striving,
then we can look back and observe the passing
phenomena of physical bodies and all of the events
that befall them.
What we also wish to stress is that it
is entirely all right to distance yourself, as
needed, from the emotional and material vicissitudes
of this life. This is not laziness or denial. It is
in fact tuning into the Greater Reality: that all
will be well. The vicissitudes are part of the
passing show: forms of “work” taking place all
around you that may serve the karma of evolution.
Often for you to over involve yourself with all of
this is actually detrimental. Let us give you an
In the world of sustainable
“Perma-culture” farming, the steward of the land
notices season after season that what appears as
blight to one crop benefits another, or that what
appears as a pest one year fertilizes a new
crop-strain in the next. Within the perspective of
time, the farmer begins to understand that the
self-correction of natural cycles possesses a higher
wisdom than his own mind can perceive within any
individual season. And by respectfully observing the
behavior of the organic life over time, the farmer
learns to support its cycles. The land teaches its
Often personal crises are part of a self-correction
process that ought not to be disturbed. But with our
limited vision we may fail to grasp this. A humble
approach tells us that we are not possessed of the
eternal view: we do not know the plan of God, of
Love: The Big Picture. So to meditate and observe
with patient assurance is often the best approach.
Why am I so tired?
Why not? Do you see the overview? This is a case in
point. Do you know the divine purpose of this
fatigue? You do not. Humbly accept this condition.
And smile. There is joy in every facet of this
life…. It is a sweet river whose water bathes the
weary traveler. Allow yourself to be bathed in Joy.
Why not? It doesn’t need to be earned, it just it ….
A blessing and a grace free for all at all times.
The Cosmic Messenger
That red-winged blackbird seems to smash himself
against the glass until I awaken. When I’m watching
– no smash. But when I lie back down and drift off
to sleep … crash, bang, smush. I sit up and look,
and there he is, filling up his wide chest, pulling
back his wings and crying out. Is he some cosmic
It works, in any case. He crashes till my tired,
grumpy self can’t stand it anymore and I at last sit
up for good. And then perhaps the cardinal comes
(the lesser birds respectfully back away). His plume
aloft, he surveys the handsome landscape and I
think: “So – life is still worth living.”
If this whole performance is meant to prop me up
it’s working. Now I have my tea. I’ve hobbled
downstairs (inwardly counting up the aches in hip,
foot, back and head … listing from side to side).
I’ve cleaned the kitchen, fed the cat and given him
his antibiotic, made my precious tea … and returned
to bed. But I am sitting up.
Are you calling me inward, Beloved? Are you, in the
voice of the blackbird and the splendor of the
cardinal, saying: “Wake up, sit up, be here now…?” I
am here now, my love. I am here. And I declare that
in all this world no thing is more important than
this conversation - this silence - with you.
It seems that on most mornings I still wake up with
gnarly feelings: guilt, anxiety, negativity…. I need
to ask for help and soon enough a message comes:
Remember that all is well. These are exciting times
of great awakening and transformation. All is well
and all will be well. You have nothing to fear.
What do I do when I wake up with darkness and
Center yourself in Oneness (Great Self) and in our
conversation. Remember who you are: a being both
human and divine. The mortal self presents myriad
challenges even as immortal being calls you into the
great eternal dance. This is not an easy path to
navigate. Every morning we begin again at the
It will not always be this way: a time will come
before long when you will not be lost in
forgetting…. You can help this day along with your
awareness: We are here together in the path of
I could use some specific directions on what this
The best practice will be an easy one. When you
become aware of the inner voice of doom and gloom,
address it kindly but directly: “We want to remind
you that all is well – things are not as they seem.
Light is everywhere; Love is unstoppable; Grace
abounds…. We are not alone: armies of ancestors and
spirit helpers are healing this planet….” Let the
words come to you and enjoy the creative process of
imagining new realities. Like creating a pretty
picture or poem, or talking to a child…. Lighten the
discourse with hope, beauty and inspiration.
Remember that those old voices
are nothing more than dust … a bad dream … vapor.
Yes, great horrors have been perpetrated on this
earth, but what remains now of all that darkness?
Nothing but memories, and even those are fading. The
greatest evils the devil has devised are temporary
and soon transformed. There is no permanent home for
darkness in creation. All is transmuted into Light.
Now is the time of alchemy where
base metals are forged into purer stuff. The fire
needs to be hot. The alchemist, sure of her purpose,
wears a smile of confidence: “All will be well, and
all will be well, and all manner of things will be
Here within myself I feel a bit
tired and introspective. Not too interested
in getting busy.
We are here,
dear one. And we affirm the importance of such
introspective time. There is no reason to feel
self-critical when you rest and turn inward,
breathing in what is. This is in fact a very
fruitful exercise (in spite of the messages of
your culture) – only through receptivity can
At the beginning and ending stages of life,
persons usually experience prolonged periods of
receptivity which are necessary for their
transitional processes – their acclimation. But
it is also important all along the way to allow
for unstructured time for breathing and opening
to all-that-is and all that is being created
around and through you.
Remember that it is
this world which is the illusion. We do not mean
by this to say that what takes place is of no
importance, but we want to make very clear the
priority of the Real. The Real is what will
abide; the illusion is what will soon alter. So
much of human activity is like building castles
in the sand. The tide will soon return and wash
it away…. What will remain? If you invest in the
building of the castle, trusting this effort to
grant you security and happiness, you will be
So where do you put
your trust? Where do you invest your creativity?
Plant your roots deeply into creation itself –
Abiding Reality. Ask of the great Lover: “How do
we dance this time? What benefits life…?” The
material form of your body and its trappings
will perish in any case. But the breath of Love
which you inhale and then offer in your way …
this will be fruitful within the great eternal
Gratitude is a good
place to begin. Trust and be grateful. Trust
that all is well: that God is ever-present,
loving and bountiful. Trust that you will be
filled with all you need to go forth with each
new day. And be grateful for each manifestation
you see of divine presence. Look around you:
Where are the gifts? Count them. Be specific –
this body, these clothes, this food, this day,
this present moment which is entirely open in
gracious self-offering. What will you make of
this moment? Begin with trust and gratitude.
And remember that you are not an independent
organism: You are part of the whole. You will
experience ease with this shifting awareness to
the extent that you receive within yourself the
subtle currents that form the life flowing
through you. Where are they? What do they feel
like? Enjoy this exploration. Receive these
currents. Respond with relaxed acceptance to
what your mind does not yet grasp.
February 24, 2010
As I sit in silence this morning
hoping for help from unseen companions, I am
aware of heaviness and self-judgment….
We are here. We are always grateful for the
opportunity to share time with you in love and
we are grateful for your willingness to offer
yourself as a channel for healing guidance to
come for yourself and the collective.
My “vessel” feels most impure and
And of course the
purity or worth of the vessel is not the point:
it is the willingness to be an offering. This is
all that is ever asked or required. Please
understand that as soon as you invite us in we
cleanse the frequency completely: this is part
of our offering to you. Our presence offers an
immediate shift … a lift. It increases the
frequency of Divine Light, not only here in your
heart and body, but also within this house, and
on this earth plane. As ever we repeat to you:
This is no small work. Every time you offer
yourself and say, “Come”, the holy work occurs.
Every time without exception.
Of course, this is simple but not easy work. The
world of humanity is charged with difficulty.
But the enlightened eye can see in every
difficulty an opportunity, And here the smile of
remembrance comes: Every obstacle is an
opportunity for grace. An obstacle, lovingly
attended, can be an opportunity for great
something we wish to emphasize now: You have a
tendency towards negative self-analysis: The cup
is half full. What is required now is no
self-analysis – none. Your mind has no measuring
tools for this spiritual work which is your
calling. And the heart, soul and spirit do not
measure immeasurables like love. No soul is
worthy; none is unworthy. Stop thinking that by
analytical criticism you can make an iota of
improvement. You cannot.
in, breathe out. Apart from that – and the
upkeep of body and home – there is little you
need to do. Remember when, in afterlife, your
father observed that so little he had concerned
himself about in his life was of any real
importance? Consider the mystery that surrounds
you in life: there are times of joy and sorrow
over which you have little control … times of
grace and times of upheaval. There are baffling
cosmic mysteries and miracles of creation. There
is life … death … eternity. Do you understand
The part of life
over which you have control is very small
indeed: “I may love in this moment, or I may not
love.” That is about all. Love or not love.
In this part of the human dream the illusion of
control is almost megalomaniacal. Your body is a
small actor on a great stage. And in
some ways this is a great relief. Let God be
great. And yes: align yourself with that
greatness. Do its work and receive its benefits.
Serve and delight in God’s presence. But do not
torture yourself with delusions of individual
power. No power exists apart from Source (the
generator, if you will) and there is freedom in
remembering this. Align with Source and then
The rest will follow.
January 20, 2010
The Abiding Conversation
Every morning when I wake up some inner voice is
saying: “Who are you? What are you doing with
your life? Who do you think you are?” Having no
good answer, I begin to sink into self-contempt.
But in this conversation I remember: I am not on
that carousel. I hear it, see its music, peruse
the multi-colored horses, but this is not my
milieu – it is none of my business. I’ve stepped
off, though I hear the music loud and clear.
Here – as I wait for the abiding conversation,
for the silent voice – I recall myself and
contentment returns. There is no earthly measure
for what I do. I am waiting on the Beloved …
offering myself as a portal for love and grace.
here. You may think of this as bedrock. And
imagine this bedrock as a boulder set upon the
earth that marks Abiding Reality and contains
magnetic particles pointing to Truth: true love,
peace and joy.
What is asked of you is
to return to this bedrock as often as you can.
Out of this relationship you will be guided.
Your orientation will be provided. Kindness,
patience, gentleness and love will flow. If
there is work for you, it will be given.
Am I doing enough?
This conversation is meaningful work. You have
made it a priority, recognizing it as your
Living Water. Remember, there is really not so
much to be “done”. You might ask: “What is my
state of being? Am I open to divine calling? Am
I a willing messenger? Do I seek to channel love
and grace…?” This is the fruitful life: the one
that is available. The fruitful work always
begins with availability. The important job is
the waiting. Like Mary, you may think of
yourself as a “hand-maid of the Lord.”
What a beautiful thing. There is nothing I would
this is true whether you live or die. The
relationship is the same. It is true wherever
you are, whatever you do. If you do nothing,
this relationship remains the same, as long as
you allow it and say “yes” to it. This is your
true calling. Nothing else is required of you.
And that is all?
Here I am. Right here. I’m available. Are
there more words to record?
Say that the dance is going on beautifully
within the cosmos. The sky is not falling …
in spite of all signs of disaster and doom.
The picture is great, vast, expansive. Carry
hope and love for this immense unknowable
That is all.
When each morning
brings with it the pattern of internal
how shall I react?
Understand that in your world a great shift
is taking place out of material-centric
consciousness. Insofar as individuals are
invested in material outcomes, they will be
disappointed. Because these idols are
finite: they decay and perish. Yours has
been – by and large – a culture devoted to
very short-term ends. And fortunately the
folly of consumer/materialism is showing
itself more plainly now. Of course this
causes pain to many people … but this pain
is itself the occasion for grace, as they
begin to see the Abiding light appearing
through the cracks of the temporal tinsel.
is a mercy.
There are earthquakes
everywhere … in every heart. Such is the
force of Love’s awakening. Do not trust
material vision. Remember that everything
your five senses perceive will return to
dust in the not-too-distant future. Trust
the fierce love, the piercing light of truth
– Abiding Reality. And understand that when
you hold these passing material forms
somewhat lightly you may be freer to
participate in the blissful dance of Lover
and Beloved: the dance which never decays or
The New Industry of the 21st
So this is my work: this conversation?
This is your daily work:
spinning straw into gold. Others are joining
in this work, and you may begin to feel them
as if you worked all together as energy
transformers. Earnestly these unseen
companions also weave out of mortal material
a finer fabric. Think of this as the new
industry of the 21st
Century: the Great Alchemy. You have no idea
how many beings are engaged in this work.
And – by the way – if
your dreams of darkness and the resulting
depressive moods drive you deeper into this
magnificent work, might you not be grateful
even for these ... as if you were rushing to
bring light out of threatening storm clouds?
And perhaps there is some human urgency to
It is no small thing,
this Alchemy. To bring light out of darkness
is the greatest magic of all. It is God’s
January 13, 2010
The thought comes to me that I must learn to be a
shepherd of my life and my resources: maybe this
is my focus for the New Year. Perhaps as I cast
about, doubting myself or my mission, or go off
in search of new projects, I leave my sheep to
scatter. The tending is so simple a task that it
escapes my notice, and I suffer the
This is good direction, dear one. Early on
you were trained in self-criticism, and this is
the part to modify. Now become aware of
your goodness and sufficiency. Notice
that you are loved and surrounded by meaningful
work, friends, family and community. Can this
feel like enough … like abundance?
Sometimes the shepherd’s days
are uneventful. Perhaps it feels dull…. But if
she/he runs away in search of adventure or
becomes consumed in worry or
self-criticism, all may be lost. Some days are
days of resting, maintaining, taking stock. In
fact, most days are like that! Do you
need to do more with your life, or is it simply
a habit to keep pushing on for more?
Now the call is to marshal your
forces. A new stage of life is at hand. Now
more will come to you – right to your doorstep.
You do not need to feel that you are lacking in
any way. Notice the resources that are already
here. How can you know them if you do not spend
time noticing them in love and gratitude? Every
morning you may survey and begin to identify the
flock: this is the work of a seasoned shepherd.
Do not forget yourself and imagine yourself to
be a poor, lost sheep! You have shed that
identity long ago.
This practice of shepherding
will also align you with Divine Source. And
power will come in gracious and surprising ways.
This is the position of service and
fruitfulness. This is the calling.
Do you think to increase the
herd by going out in search of sheep? You have
not been the producer of this herd: They are
God’s. You have been set in its midst, to
appreciate and to do your part…. Here is also
daily peace and joy. Here is abundance: right
here in the midst of your flock.
Do you have guidance for me in these mornings when
I wake up feeling dark and confused?
This “pre-set” mode your mind returns to of
self-punishment is not entirely bad. It can act
as a spur to deeper questing … which in turn
will bring greater clarity and peace. Finding
your center and trying to be in communication
there with Light and Love and Truth … this is
all you can do. When thoughts come that this is
not enough, remember – REMEMBER – where you are:
at the center of the greatest military
super-power the world has ever known … a place
riddled with materialism, stress and sorrow. A
Babylon confused and blinded by its own excess.
A place where addictions abound: addiction to
pleasure, productivity, accumulation, power,
consumption … to more, more, more…. There are so
many reasons why this is difficult and
confusing. The things you consume often come
from places where there is great poverty, but
those places have things this culture often
lacks: human community, humility, simplicity.
So please recall all that is
being transmuted and alchemized in your simple
silence, in your quiet self-offering. Love is
what you offer. What more is there to do? What
is more precious on this earth? The shepherd
offers love, patience, emptiness, time…. Thank
you. We know how difficult this is.
Spooked in the night
What do I do with all these challenging internal
Still them. Imagine that the flock has been
spooked in the night, and the shepherd needs to
reassure them with simple signals that all is
well … there is nothing to fear.
Why do the sheep get spooked in the night?
Perhaps there is fear in the
air, and they smell it on the wind…. Perhaps
they had a fearful dream, or thought a predator
was near…. Or perhaps they simply sensed the
fear of a neighboring sheep and then began to
imagine all of the possible reasons, rehearsing
each scenario…. The point is that the shepherd
knows his job: to quiet and reassure the sheep
…to keep them contented and at peace. In this
state they can serve their own life’s purpose.
So it is with these human fears, dear Jane.
We know that the entry and exit of this
mortal life are framed in glory … The newborn
child arrives with special magic, delighting us
with her excitement. And the weary traveler
often meets his final release with gratitude and
awe, beholding Love’s greeting at the door….
Who is to say what levels of
light are revealed along the way, or at what
moment in the path a pilgrim might round a
corner to stand face to face with unmasked
glory? Like a labyrinth the human journey seldom
takes a straight path, its twists and turns too
confusing for the linear mind. The journey is
the thing: the willingness to humbly walk a
confusing path with gratitude and joy – this is
Trust the shepherd. And find
the shepherd in you. Because you do not know the
way. And the way is not of such great importance
anyway. Try not to be overly concerned about
landmarks and destinations. We are speaking here
of relationship. The shepherd serves the sheep,
and the sheep trust and obey the shepherd. Why?
Because there is a mysterious, brilliantly
symbiotic relationship at work: neither is
intended to function independently.
Dwelling in relationship
requires abandonment of agenda – trust, patience
and great hope. Discernment is crucial within
this commitment to relationship: Is this path
loving and good? Is the shepherd good? Where is
my North Star?
My North Star is here, in conversation with you,
beloved friends … dear helpers and emissaries of
So you may think of us as God’s
shepherds … and in turn you may be conscious of
shepherding your own internal flock – those
feelings, thoughts, and fears – in love and
contentment. All is well. Take time for peace
and stillness … for simplicity and emptiness.
Mission will always find you if you are
available in this way.
The shepherd gathers the day’s
“Manna”, then – stilling and comforting the
flock – offers them daily sustenance, as from
the hand of God.
December 29, 2009
In my morning quiet, I am asking my unseen
companions: Please speak.
Let it come to you: This is the new lesson.
Receive. Trust it will come…. What is it
that you are needing?
Reassurance of my own goodness…. Reassurance
that all is well, in spite of my passing
moods…. Sometimes I wake up in the morning
feeling so dark.
are checking in with us, and we are never
dark. If you listen to us all the time there
will be less density and discouragement.
I feel as if I am learning to do this. It’s
getting easier. Can you give me
Imagine we’re walking this path together.
When you feel alone, stop for a moment and
say: “Are we all here?” And wait until you
feel us. Just as if we were hiking a
mountain trail together. You’d sit on a rock
to rest and wait for your companions to
catch up from time to time. The journey
becomes a happy
one when we are sensing each other’s
presence. The difficulties lighten. We take
pleasure in each other’s company and
together we can appreciate every aspect of
the climb, even the parts that seem arduous.
Check in with us. Say: “How are you?” or “Is
it OK with you?” These simple
acknowledgements will produce results. The
simplest acknowledgement of our presence
alters your awareness from a singular to a
We are here. We are
always here. This journey can be a safer,
happier and more comfortable one. This is
what we’re offering you now.
Thank you. Are we all here?
Do you have more guidance for me today?
is the magic element … the hidden treasure.
Gratitude, all the time. This is the key to
a rich life, and to all God’s good gifts.
Delight in this life as much as you possibly
can. Cultivate delight. Enjoy good things.…
Love, and receive love…. Offer your gifts to
the world fully and freely with no
self-consciousness or doubt.
When you see or taste
fear, hug it quickly and replace it with
love … with gratitude and delight. Poor fear
hasn’t got a chance in such company!
Offer, offer, offer …
this is what brings joy. When you cease to
give the waters become a bit stagnant and
run in upon themselves. Be a river moving
forward. And remember flight. The dream
escape is also a reality. You can always
soar above this place, in bliss and ecstasy.
It feels impossible but is absolutely true.
One day you will truly soar out of your body
and leave it alone, but before that day you
actually may take flight at any time.
Practice. This is not escapism or denial –
in a negative way – but rather it is a
reminder of Abiding Reality, where soaring
ecstasy is the norm.
Why do we ever leave it to come here?
The paradox is that you never leave it. This
is why you do fly in your dreams. It is
always possible. The material substance you
inhabit has forgotten flight, and one gift
you may give it is the gift of remembering.
Only for a limited time are you inhabiting a
material body. We cannot tell you why in
ways you can readily understand, because the
knowledge involves dimensions that are not
apparent to you in this form. Suffice it to
say that material is being transmuted,
transformed … alchemized. So much more is
taking place simultaneously, of a wondrous
nature…. But you will not quite grasp it.
Accept the mystery. Practice gratitude,
which embraces the unknown and welcomes what
is beyond your scope.
Leave off self-scrutiny
and preoccupation once and for all. It
inhibits delight and blocks the flow of
Love’s blessings … and why waste time
December 8, 2009
Words from unseen helpers to
the seeking pilgrim….
know that we are here with you in this room. You
are not alone. It is good to seek centering, to
seek guidance and comfort. You may look at this
time as if you were traversing a high mountain
pass in a sacred range. Your own vision is
obscured by wind and weather, and you do not
know the way to your destination. This moment on
the path is the way. This is what we are trying
to convey. You are right to seek and seek as you
do. It does no good for the pilgrim to flay
about and set out in every direction when the
path is unclear. In spite of all the material
comforts of your world, you are a pilgrim. And
this is one of the things we love best about
place where you live so many circumstances
reinforce the demands of the material
establishment. And in many ways this creates a
tension that feels disagreeable. You often feel
overwhelmed by the immediacy and seeming
importance of these demanding physical
See this as your training ground. How can you
represent the pilgrim’s path within this
consuming material establishment? The pilgrim’s
path, that is, of waiting, seeking, serving …
contemplation. A calling that involves waiting
on the unseen can seem lost and insignificant
within “the dense din of planetary travail.”
wish to underline is that this represents an
extraordinary opportunity for spiritual growth
on your appointed path…. Contrary to what your
mind may repeat to you about slothfulness,
worthlessness or inactivity, you are preparing
in every way for a holy work: time set aside
from the ordinary pursuits of sustenance, social
discourse, livelihood…. A time of waiting and
purification, the benefits of which are a
clearer mind and simplicity of purpose:
alignment with mission.
It is a sweet time, the waiting. What is
happening? Sifting … thoughts in fragments …
some charged feelings: anger, sadness,
self-criticism … but like clouds that gather and
disperse you observe them . You are not the
clouds. But you see them and feel them and let
the air blow through them, waiting….
It is a
bit like expecting to meet someone at a
terminal, when one is unsure of just who that
person is, or even if or how they will appear …
but one knows that this meeting is the important
one, the central thing in the whole journey.
Without it one is passing time. And with it,
through it, one is connected to the grid of Love
and Meaning. One is enlivened: one’s being makes
So waiting is the least one
remember that your agreement is to be a servant
of Light. So in the morning you gather and
receive light. It is a quiet task. As the light
comes in, it may illuminate areas of sadness,
fatigue or discouragement. Remember in the
serving it is the Light that does the work! You
carry light, listen to it, serve its needs … but
not independently. It is a
relational dance in which Light leads and you
take up the rhythm with a willing step. Try not
to judge yourself. We never judge you. We are
very well aware of the heaviness of this planet.
Remember that to receive and hold this heaviness
is a form of spiritual service or alchemy.
Holding the darkness or the density in light …
produces Light. Holding it in love … produces
Love. Only light can produce Light; only love is
the way to Love.
always remember that we are here with you,
seeking and serving in Love.
Greetings for the coming
Autumn as we gather together in the strength of
Spirit…. Here is a message I received from my
unseen companions in answer to personal pain,
but it pertains to all suffering, as you will
We are grateful for this
time with you. How sweet it feels to join in
conversation. Nothing is more precious than
Remember, please, that this
is the Abiding Reality – this conversation.
Nothing else remains, at the end of the day.
Bodies will grow fat or thin, finance will be
easy or difficult, children will have good times
Only this loving union is constant, joyful and
unchanging in its fruitfulness.
Great tragedies occur
through history - collectively, and at a very
personal level. And it is appropriate to grieve
them. But even as we grieve let us remember that
for every cavity of dense suffering there is a
great infusion of Light so healing that its
beauty dazzles beyond all imagining. Such is the
dance of life. This is the Abiding Reality,
which sometimes finds its opening in adversity.
But what does one do with
the temporal discomfort of suffering?
We are here with
deepest understanding of human suffering. That
is why you are never alone. Human beings are not
capable of this existence in a solitary fashion.
Just as you cannot conceive of this life apart
from friends, family and wider community, so you
cannot function internally without spiritual
companionship. The depth of disconnection with
spiritual omnipresence that characterizes modern
societies intensifies personal suffering, as
fleeting pleasure is paraded as a universal
panacea. Far greater pleasure can be found
within spiritual consolation. It is when we
stand in companionship to hold the tender human
mysteries that we feel the deepest presence of
Divine Love. This is part of the plan.
wish to support you in opening to your
difficulties and your suffering in dialogue with
seen and unseen companions. In this way the
human family begins to know itself in its true
beauty and expand the Light in the universe.
Each individual my do his and her part by
holding tenderly their portion of the pain and
cradling the mystery of this condition within
the awareness of community – seen and unseen,
local and universal.
THE VOICE OF LOVE
Spiritual friends: Please speak to me! As
usual, I am feeling inadequate, and somewhat
unworthy of love.
Do you suppose we are keeping score? Life is
not easy, and we are well aware of this. The
first thing that should be ejected from the
kingdom of the Self is perfectionism. There
is no place for such self-judgment, which is
often so fiercely at odds with the gentle
direction of Love, the Self’s true Keeper
So when you feel these judging voices, offer the
immediate reflex of tenderness. Soften. Say to
them: We are waiting for another voice. And then
do listen, until Love’s gentle song bubbles up
from the streams of busy thought. The voice of
Love is your truest guide.
I would like to hear the voice of Love now.
Take comfort, mortal
traveler: When you do not hear me, it is not
your fault. My voice does not cry out in the
busy marketplace. I do not wish to compete for
your attention. But you must know that I am
here. Everything you see, taste, touch has been
born of my creative impulse. All of this world
is part of my song. The key is to seek the
singer of the song … then you will enter into
the chamber of the Beloved.
And when you cannot seem to hear the voice of the
Singer, do not try too hard. For it is Love’s
job to find you. Perhaps a space will come, a
pause in your day, and someone will touch your
shoulder kindly, speaking with my voice … or
perhaps sorrow will come, and in your wounded
heart you will feel unexpected comfort, and that
will be the comfort of my love. Perhaps you will
be tired from all of your efforts and you will
sleep and sleep so deeply that in the morning
you will awaken refreshed. And the one who is
refreshing your heart is Love.
I am not trying to hide from you, my dear one. In
this game of hide and seek, it is I who am the
seeker, and it is the confusion of this world
which lets you think that you are hidden. So
when you long for the comfort and the joy of
Love’s presence, simply say: Here I am, my love!
Here I am and I am wanting you to find me now …
I am longing for you above all….
Before very long you will
feel me: with you, beside you, within you …
for I am always here.
THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL
are here. We are always delighted to speak with
The calling now is to soften internal
judgment and open channels of receptivity. Often
this begins with perception of what is close at
hand but unobserved. Receive with gratitude your
surroundings. In this grateful observation you
may begin to detect the interrelationships and
the graces that surround you in daily life. What
is good? What is a gentle, subtle blessing?
Where is life going effortlessly and well?
So much attention is diverted to the
"squeaky wheel" that all the daily graces go
unobserved. But here is the home of divine
magic, in all the subtle details that cooperate
within the tapestry of material life. Here is
the intentional hand of God, the loving face of
the creator. It is here in the living dance of
creation, involving no effort on your part.
And as you open to the
ever-presence of simple grace, you also soften
your own availability to the benevolent flow of
abundance that is at the heart of life. And,
yes, this often requires spaciousness and time
where you allow thoughts and agenda to clear a
space for receptivity.
Please begin with a simple
practice of gratitude. You will be surprised at
how effective this practice will be. Begin to
notice all that is bountiful and good in your
world: Kind friends, resources, simple
pleasures, clear sky … abundant positive
These practices will even deepen your
breath. Because you will be noticing it is
not all up to you. You are not making this
life happen. In fact, you are more like a leaf
on a river that flows with myriad currents. You
may subtly incline yourself in one direction or
another, but the elements themselves affect the
distance traveled and the conditions of the
journey. Do you see? You are trying much too
So relax and notice. That is all. Breathe,
relax, and observe with gratitude the dance of
This is the only way to travel.
What is true of the
macrocosm is true of the microcosm: Earth is turning
to new forms of energy to power industry, and the
individual looks internally for new energy sources.
Both are entwined in the transformation of this era.
The Green Movement will champion solar and wind
energy to power industry, and people will be guided
to shop locally, grow their own food, consume fewer
unnecessary commodities…. All of these efforts will
preserve a green, fertile planet into the future.
What we wish to express now is perhaps a more subtle
shift within each individual psyche.
Listen to the silence. First hear
the ambient sounds: airplanes, cars … wind, birds….
Listen to the pulse of emptiness between these
Let your mind join in the soft
fluidity of perceived environmental noises…. Let
this and that thought be part of the pulsing sound
of trains and birds and traffic….
Release in the individual
attention the tyranny of mental agenda. What could
be easier? Practice internal ecology.
Let your inner eye, the doorway to your soul, grow
softer. Let beauty be the gate-keeper. For too long
a strict hand has ruled the mind, as if it were
industrial chief to all internal operations. This
Teutonic landlord is outdated now. Allow him a
Now the vision softens, and
the senses expand…. The inner world is pregnant with
a loving seed of transformation. What will grow from
this seed? Who is this transformed human being? With
patient awe let us await the birth.
Miracles of life can only be held
by the sweet hands of children and the very wise.
Adopt child-mind. Transformation is at hand. It is
safe to retire the inner strident voices that have
cried out for productivity, achievement, success….
We see the outer fruits of
over-emphasis upon material consumption,
competition, productivity…. But what are the inner
fruits? Perpetual stress, dissatisfaction,
self-criticism, depression, spiritual confusion….
And might we agree that these are not the desired
fruits of human life? As we agree we must turn from
the planetary havoc wrought by consumerism and
greed, so let us turn from the inner havoc to the
soul that such focus claims.
It follows that we take faltering steps in a process
we’ve lost contact with: Inner Ecology. But we are
learning. Like open-minded children, we are willing
to play with new toys.
And soon enough we will
rediscover familiarity with these toys and delight
in the endless pleasure they bring.
Remember: Shift is a sensitive, subtle process....
Allow, receive, be still. You are doing just
May 18, 2009
In this excerpt
from my book, my father - in his “post-life” -
addresses his bedridden widow, Angelika, and
also the readers of our little book. He speaks
about what is of real importance in this life in
relation to the nature of Abiding Reality….
I’m speaking to you and to Jane ... and Spirit
Guides are joining me in this message.
have graciously entered into this sphere of
divine receptivity and we are very grateful for
your submission and acceptance of this high
level of human attainment. What these helpers
wish to articulate is a sort of accolade for a
level so little understood within our society.
And so we are going to elaborate on this, even
though you yourself must already know much of
what I’m going to convey through Jane.
life enjoys many phases, and in this part of the
world vast over-emphasis is placed on the phase
of material/physical productivity. That has
certainly contributed to our society’s wealth
and there is nothing wrong with it, as a
developmental phase. Alas, appreciation of other
levels of human advancement is often obscured by
the abundant emphasis placed on material
product. And so the abstract thinker, the
artist, and the nurturer of other souls are far
less valued than is healthy for a balanced and
enlightened human system. But perhaps least
valued of all is pure receptivity: the great art
of allowing oneself to be still and enable other
energies to communicate with and fertilize the
flower allows sunlight and rain to help it to
grow and radiate beauty ... and then it offers
its nectar to insects for pollination. This is a
great and beautiful service to the heightened
realms of earthly sensitivity.
tree allows itself to receive light and provide
shade; it offers its branches as a home for many
other creatures. Indeed, if we look around
ourselves, we see that pattern echoed throughout
the earth: self-offering ... patience ...
receptivity. Even those creatures whose task it
is to move or carry, hunt or gather, are heeding
spiritual impulses which guide them in their
In this evolutionary moment, there is no task on
earth more imperative than divine receptivity.
It involves a revolution of perception. Yet this
wisdom is age-old. Jesus said: “Consider
the lilies of the field, who neither toil nor
spin, yet even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed as one of these.” He meant: Receive.
Allow the universe to bless and endow your life
as if there were a real and present God whose
love is all-powerful and abundant.
Here, in the realm of pure spirit, we can
produce nothing that can be bought or sold. And
for some, arrival here can be a rude awakening.
“What am I to have and do?” they wonder, feeling
a bit lost. Certainly, helpers will guide them.
They will not wander aimlessly if they are
willing to learn. But why not learn the most
precious lessons now? Tune your soul to the
frequency of love and enlightenment. Allow
silence to blossom into wisdom. Train your heart
to receive. How beautiful is the realm that
waits to be received by you.
April 26, 2009
In the following entry from my book, WE ARE HERE,
my father offers - from his new perspective in
the after-life – a beautiful message about the
nature of eternal life:
What I and the teachers here are stressing to you
now is patient presence in this moment. It is
only in this present moment that we exist. God
is the eternal Now. And only through this
attitude of opening to present moment can we -
any of us – experience divine knowledge or
is like a lovely box of sweets that can only be
experienced as we take the time to sit down,
open the box, and taste this delicious treat. It
does no good to carry the box around with you,
look at it ... study it. No good to think of it
or even plan for or remember it. Taste it now,
and see that it is sweet and delicious.
a culture, we are very much concerned with
productivity, but not good, in general, with the
simplest thing: tasting the nectar of life in
this moment. We live as if there were too much
to do and not enough time. When in fact there is
so much time we cannot even imagine the vastness
of it. All time is ours. And in fact there is
not so very much to do. Not really. Remember
when I said that none of the things I worried
about while alive were of any real importance?
That is true of most of the things I did as
exemplifies this truth: for in her stillness I
believe she has never been more in touch with
what is most important in life. It is a
beautiful irony … and a good example to us all.
(Even here many souls haven’t lost that
imperative of busyness. It’s really funny at
times, when we look at ourselves and consider
that most of this activity is quite useless.)
You can open that
box of chocolates any time. Jesus exemplified
this great teaching when he said: “Seek first
the kingdom of God and all these things shall be
given to you as well.” The sweet treasure is not
only the doorway to present joy and true
pleasure, but it is also the doorway to every
other gift as well.
I think that is the
teaching of today: everything you seek is here
now. Open yourself to it.
I am here. And all
my love is here.
(At this stage in the book, I have been receiving
messages from my father in his “post-life” for eight
months. Chiefly in the early months his desire in
our communications was to send messages of love,
encouragement and instruction to his bereaved and
bedridden widow, Angelika, in her own transition
from a body which represented pain and limitation:
And she eagerly received these messages. At last -
many months later - she seems to have entered a
place of spiritual acceptance and comfort. Now my
father’s messages are chiefly for me and for the
readers of this book we have come to believe is our
July 15, 2008
I am spending time outside this morning, taking in
the beauty of the valley beneath me and the
mountains beyond, and trying to flex this new muscle
of allowing. But there is inner resistance in
aligning with this state, which seems to bring such
peace to Angelika. For me, there is a shadow place
of discontent – I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s
shame, or unworthiness. Otherwise, why would I not
just lie back, release the controls, and bask in it?
“Dad: how shall I bask in it?”
Begin by understanding that none of us - not one –
“deserves” the degree of divine light that is
forever flooding us. Truly. And if there were some
hierarchy, why is it that God “showers blessings on
the just and the unjust?” For that is certainly
true: all beings are equally blessed. A criminal of
evil intention is no more or less blessed than a
flower or a bird ... or a saint. The saint might
have more inkling of it, and more gratitude.
But divine light is directed everywhere.
When someone receives it, there is a sort of mutual
dance that seems to excite and enhance the love
energy: a bit like using leaven in the dough ... the
energy can be encouraged to rise, but it is a very
democratic energy that beams on, regardless. A yogi
or a saint can indeed magnify this power to perform
seemingly superhuman feats or exhibit extraordinary
love or charity. That is a wise use of Light. But it
all begins with the reception. Energy cannot be
directed by or through you if you have not received
it for yourself. And at times when you offer it more
intensely, you must be more available to receive and
This process cannot really be described: it must be
experienced. The greater your outpouring, the
more deeply you must be filled. Now you are filling
up on air and natural beauty. You are breathing
these essences. Good work! And again,
“Rain falls on the just and the unjust....” The high
frequency of pure love energy is always available,
but it is the wise person who learns, while on
earth, to work with it. This work can take every
possible form from poetry to physics to physical
healing. Here we work with energy all the time for
it is all we have.
am telling you this because I personally didn’t see
the importance of trying to work with energy until
the past several years. And I wish I had begun it
sooner! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy – no
magic tricks. Just begin by noticing the unseen is
the source of everything, and take it from there.
Angelika has found the direct channel for the
concentration of light energy that is here in her
room, as extra helpers who specialize in transition
are assembled ... and you can see how much peace it
brings her. What a sad thing that most people pass
their days in the sort of activity that might be
likened to a hamster on his little treadmill (or
whatever those things are called.) There is no fruit
to this sort of activity, but people don’t know how
to get off the thing. That’s why illness or some
other dramatic interruption can be such a gift.
time wisely. Confront the emptiness and that old
feeling of unworthiness. Why spend another day
like Sisyphus, in sheer futility? (I suppose I’m
saying this to your readers also, because it’s clear
to me that you’re on the right track, Jane.) Just
keep up the good work. You, too, are a good example
to others. But that’s not the main motivation. The
real fruit is the joy of being, literally, IN Love.
It is the unspeakable blessing of being fully
attuned to this light energy which is everywhere
ON TAKING YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY
I am asking for words of
guidance on my path.
thank you who work in the name of Love for your
tenacity and your faithfulness. We thank you for your
offerings. Now – in the name of God - receive our
grateful love and resist the habit of self-doubt.
Allow gratitude and rest and remember to smile often:
this is your plenty!
at yourself also. Laugh at what a silly mess a human
can make of any situation, just as you would
laughingly enjoy the confusion of a kitten wound
up in a ball of yarn, or a child shrieking at a game
our vantage point, this is a level of reality we wish
to impart. You all take your lives awfully seriously
for beings whose brain has no idea where they
have come from or where they are going and who live so
rigidly by the mythology of each passing era. We
uphold your earnest efforts, and we also offer humor
as a tonic for many ills brought on by fear and
It is not so serious as you think!
you may consider with a smile the humor of your
situation: You ardently wish to serve, but when you
push too hard you stumble over your own feet!
You wish to honor heaven, and the earth slaps you in
the face! What is useful to notice in this situation?
We cannot escape the form of our lives. The mass of
matter cannot be denied, however temporary. For every
rabbit a magician pulls out of a hat, there is a hut
full of dung. Do you see? We must deal with ordinary
reality – it is our milieu. It is our temporal home.
Welcome to Earth!
mystery has a sense of humor. It is a comic tragedy
performed on a temporary stage within a glorious
eternal cosmos. But if the actors do not focus on
their part, they forget their lines and blocking and
stumble over their own feet. To attempt to escape
to eternal realities in a sense undermines the purpose
of the show. What is the purpose of the show? Ah: that
is the mystery. Perhaps each player discovers the
purpose in their dedication to their own part.
yourself: What is my part? How might I enjoy it, taste
it, appreciate it?
This is self-love. You forget the importance of
self-love. It is a doorway to so much Joy. Joy is a
divine aspect: out of Joy flows sweet service which
not strain the servant.
You will see that the dance is
one of mutual enjoyment. Please take time to absorb
this. Now we suggest that it would be useful to take a
There will be time to worry later in the day!
Many of us are struggling with
fear and insecurity in these difficult times. Please
tell us: What do we need to know today?
We are here, dear
ones. There are many aspects at play in this moment.
As is evident in the world around you, financial
restructuring is a stressful factor in many lives.
Many are awakening in fear and experiencing internal
shame and blame. It might be said that this is a
state existing within the collective psyche: a
certain degree of panic which excites past fears as
well as inter-personal stresses. If we are not
blaming ourselves we may cast blame on bosses,
family, even friends…. This climate can awaken baser
forms of human behavior as the status quo is
might step back and observe this as a period of deep
energetic restructuring. For sensitive human beings
it will be important to “lay low” and seek abiding
values: love, generosity, patience, forgiveness.
Everyone in the industrialized world is feeling this
“shake-up.” You are not alone. Imagine that this
challenging phase has potential for awakening new
forms of human behavior. These forms are not yet in
full view and so the challenge is to imagine them
and desire their frequencies.
Imagine a social organization based on mutual
consideration and cooperation. What will this look
like? Instead of focusing with fear on the lack in
one’s own life, an individual may consider: What
benefits each one of us? For too long the model has
been “survival of the most aggressive and
self-centered.” This is an implicit basis of modern
capitalism. Now we are force-fed the fruits of this
short-sightedness: If we plunder the planet we all
perish; unchecked financial greed causes ruin for
all. The lessons are etched boldly across the screen
of every layer of society.
the old vantage point of individual survival this
may seem devastating (indeed the devastation is very
real in many lives). But calming our spirits may we
also consider the beautiful possibility that this
season where we sow the fruits of short-sightedness
may herald a merciful tide of human awakening?
Imagine that the currency is changing. Paper dollars
and plastic cards reveal their worthlessness so that
you may discover currency of abiding value:
spiritual development, mutual encouragement within
community, stewardship of the land, creation of
products and services than benefit humanity….
Abiding values now reveal their true worth. And what
a grace this is! For paper and plastic cannot make
the journey beyond this earth, and your spirits
surely will. Each person may ask her/himself: What
is my lesson now; what is my calling?
Assist each other in these
this moment you ask: “Yes, but how shall we
survive?” In the short term, the restructuring
will continue until the detritus of centuries of
thoughtless behavior is cleansed. So we repeat: drop
your energies low; lay your plumb-line deep into the
ground of eternal values: love, hope, forgiveness….
You will not perish. Great new energies are coming
to assist you in the new awakening. Like a root or
like a seed seek fertile ground and believe the
awakening is at hand, strengthened by your faith.
every fearful thought as an opportunity. As you
transform fear into love within your inner spaces,
you assist the whole. So humanity progresses through
this challenging pass. Remember that you are not
alone. Unseen helpers from all ages assist in this
transition. Its time has come. Humanity deserves
to shed archaic consciousness and awaken to new and
enlightened forms. Allow yourself to celebrate (when
you can) the possibilities of this time.
In truth, it is a time of
great hope. You awaken not only for yourselves but
for the earth and for the future of humanity. Offer
yourselves to this great purpose and temporary
discomfort may be viewed as loving service.
We thank you, on behalf of all sentient beings
So, my unseen companions, I would like to know
more about you.
We are helpers. In the Spirit realm there are
myriad callings. It is a joyful thing to try on
many paths or roles of adoration or service.
Some study, some wait, some involve themselves
in creative activity … some sit at the seat of
masters or teachers…. We are not of a high
order, as we have told you. Truly there is no
hierarchy in the realm of Spirit. Each soul has
its own relationship to what you call the
Divine, and each relationship is continually
unfolding. Picture a symphony: all the players
are embracing the same joyful experience of
co-creation and the delight of each offering is
a gift to all. Understand that when reports are
given through various sources about the
after-life they are filtered through the
conceptualizing mechanisms of both speaker (from
the other side of death) and receiver on earth.
Add to this the infinite rainbow of choices and
paths, and you can see that it is not easy to
sum up the breadth of spirit life.
Even on earth there are
myriad circumstances. One visitor from another
planet might report: “They live in hard tall
buildings, going up and down and moving in fast
machines. Very busy.” And one might observe:
“They live on ice and fish for creatures of the
sea.” Another might conclude: “They move among
high vegetation, observe many rituals and eat
the fruit of plants and animals.” And so there
will be many reports of Heaven, or the spirit
realm. Even as we speak to you we are
continually aware that we can only form concepts
with images you cognitively understand.
As your father has reported from the spirit
realm: “Service to one’s fellows is a great and
joyful undertaking.”* We feel delighted to join
you in this time of great change in earthly
frequencies. So many people are opening to the
realms of spirit in new and exciting ways and
there is truly an inter-stellar dance of joy for
the great possibilities here. We speak of
possibilities because as you know the nature of
creativity presupposes that the outcome is a
surprise to all involved. Life moves and sings
within its own continually evolving symphony.
The end is not written … the notes emerge from
expressions of ecstasy.
We who are with you long for the conscious
ecstasy of this earthly experience, and we are
hopeful because we see signs of Awakening. It is
possible even now to live on earth in an
awakened state, but how much more joyful it will
be when you have moved beyond the darker
patterns of behavior: war, injustice, cruelty.
So you are with me as long as I live?
There are many helpers, Jane. We, who address
you in your quiet times, are companions, and it
delights us to share your journey. Other orders
of spirit helpers work within human connections,
world gatherings and events … others attend the
passage in and out of the body…. Just as there
are many jobs within the organization of human
society, so there are many callings within this
vast spiritual network....
In your backyard at this moment there are
insects and birds and myriad plant forms as well
as the elements of water, wind and air. No one
of these is “backyard” per se. Similarly, one
spiritual helper or one group of helpers is only
an element in the vast eternal realm that is now
largely invisible to you. But each one operates
within the whole and intercommunication is
constant – like a pulsing dance, or music.
We are your friends. You may receive us in this
way. We will walk with you through the door
other spirit helpers will open. We are like a
little collective who address you as one voice.
That is very reassuring. You know that I still
doubt you in many parts of my mind.
This is the human condition: “Maya.” Never
underestimate the “cloud of unknowing.”
Why is it so? Why are we so blind?
What we have experienced is a denseness that is
not the fault of any single soul. This denseness
of the earthly consciousness is temporal. It
will change and lighten, and this change is even
now upon us. This process is not an easy one.
But there is great joy also in this – as what
was dense and unresponsive learns to move and
dance … and co-create. We cannot describe to you
the joy of co-creation on a vast spiritual
scale. It is thrilling. This joy belongs to you,
and we are partnering you in awakening to your
place in the great dance.
Thank you. This helps.
Thank you. It helps us also. We do
delight in this work, and we delight to be with
you, even if you doubt us! Be aware that none of
your good efforts will go unrewarded. This is
spiritual law. No good seed sewn will fail to
bear fruit in time. What we ask you to
remember now is that we are always present in
the eternal Now to give you guidance and
inspiration. Availability and receptivity should
be your relaxing focus. Let go of tomorrow – be
here now. For we are always here waiting for
you, waiting to bathe you in comfort, peace and
(* Quoted from Jane’s book: WE ARE HERE: Love
Spirit friends: I am seeking
words from you today about my life and my direction,
feeling a bit lost….
We are here. We are always
with you, till the end of time. Know that we
surround you in love and attempt to open yourself to
that love as often as you can. It is a faithful,
fruitful source of vital energy to the soul who is
often a stranger in a strange land.
It’s difficult to relax into
stillness – I feel a bit antsy and peculiar.
We surround you with love and
compassion, reminding you that this earth school is
not an easy one. Who can find their bearings in such
a place? One must drop the plumb-line deep and wait
in stillness often. It is not easy. And it is
important not to measure success or failure
according to your passing moods, as if skittering
and changing cloud forms could alter the color of
Remember: we wait with you as
you wait, and we serve you in the waiting. We have
come for this service, so you may detect our
pleasure as you allow yourself to surrender to
stillness. For this we have assembled. This is our
work. You may regard your quiet time as a service to
us, for that is also true. You give us pleasure as
you allow this.
I feel dislodged within
myself, a bit off-center.
are many factors involved in the dynamics of this
moment. If it is useful, we would say that you are
indeed more porous now and that you pick up
frequencies from myriad sources. That is why our
time together is so important and beneficial. You
have sped up your receptivity, and we celebrate and
Now you learn to hold this
state of greater receptivity. This condition may
itself require discernment as you ask yourself: What
is my obligation now? What is my work and my
direction? Many people all over the world find
themselves at such cross-roads. You are “bridge
people”, you who offer your vessels for
communication of significant changes in this moment.
We wish to say to you: do not
doubt yourself. Do not doubt your guides and
helpers. Do not doubt your God, your path and your
own voice. Do not doubt your intuition, even as you
learn to refine it. This time together is safe time,
safe space. Here we reassemble to hold up to the
light each facet of the journey that is painful or
challenging. Attunement and joy are one stroke of
the same brush.
The human journey is a fierce
trial of discernment. Here on earth, spirit-souls
enter ungainly bodies with limited mental abilities
and urgent physical needs and desires. There is a
great external cacophony of agenda as human
confusions jockey for power amid myriad quests. As
you receive us – you spiritual messengers – you also
attune in new ways to other energetics, other
transmissions. So it is required at this time to
consult often with Source.
That is, your Source.
Now you need to trust a
journey that is a bit clouded in unknowing. Your
mind will catch up and assimilate, but it is best to
allow some cognitive uncertainty even as your
plumb-line rests at its own true depth. You will
understand better soon enough.
I am also asking about my
relationship with income, and I know that many
others on spiritual paths are struggling with the
What we are exploring with you
now is this focus on our time in conversation as
your primary work. And you are questioning
expenditures: classes, healing work, food and
outings … because our work does not generate income.
Let us look at this. Income is the currency with
which to care for the needs and desires of the body.
What would happen if you were to subtly shift the
burden of necessity onto the spirit’s survival needs
and desires? “What does my spirit need in this
moment?” is the vital question. Because of course
there can be for you no physical contentment if the
spirit is troubled.
Imagine in this time that you
are “paying for school” as you treat the body to its
physical needs during this focused education of your
spirit … this attunement.
It is an exercise of trust. Trust that as you seek
Spirit first the rest will follow. Now you are asked
– primarily – to offer yourself to this time, this
classroom … this conversation. In the course of your
days you will be productive in the faithful
accomplishment of myriad tasks. But this time that
we share is the primary “work.” This is home base.
Here – in the frequency of
Love – the soul finds rest and succor. Here the soul
lays down its burdens and soaks in precious
sustenance. Here the soul knows peace and plenty.
Rest now in the tender care that surrounds you….
MORE ON THE DIVINE SELF …
Lately I have been pushing out
a project that seems to leave my body knotted in
tension, and the harder I work the more
self-critical I become. Spirit helpers: please speak
with me about this!
Dearest one: there is no
peace in this sort of emphasis on product or
performance. Life is here in this intimate
conversation. We are here, and for you to know
this – at deeper and deeper levels – is what fans
the fires of Unity. How can we express this to
you? When you focus all your energy on producing
something, in a sense you are abandoning yourself.
If we go back to the assumption that we are a
collective it will help here.
No human being enters this
life alone. Do you know this joy that appears on
the face of an infant? If you look into the eyes
of this tiny being, you behold collective
consciousness. It sounds like a lofty term, but
what we really mean to say is that this child is
not aware of emptiness or separation. Various
things occur in time which quickly alter this
collective consciousness in a great many cases.
But many children retain happy conversation with
invisible companions for some years…. And in
tribal cultures to a great extent this
consciousness can continue, aided by the
perpetuation of collective mind and purpose as
well as pervasive spirituality. As civilization
has evolved there has often been a pattern of
increasing separation from the collective mind as
well as the apprehension of pervasive
spirituality. We do not of course diminish
civilization’s contribution to the birth pangs of
global consciousness, but pain has walked hand in
hand with progress.
This is a bit of an overview, but in our
conversation no such analysis is necessary. You do
not need to grasp a linear picture of collective
self. Perhaps we should return to the dance. At
any moment, you may sit alone and absorb yourself
in concern about a product or accomplishment, or
you may dance. When you turn an ear to us, open
your heart to the possibility that we are here,
loving you … you feel the stirring of joy and
communion, you feel the music of cosmic bliss.
Savor this experience as often as you possibly
can. This is our highest calling
THE DIVINE SELF
In the next several entries I
will be sharing the teaching I’ve received in
conversation with my unseen companions about the
nature of collective self, or divine self. I am
learning that this is the interior doorway to the
current awakening of loving collective
We are here. It is not a
simple thing to reform years of conditioned
thinking. As with all important movements, it will
happen slowly. You do not need to worry if it will
happen or how it will happen. What we ask you to
focus on is the desire for this awareness: that we,
together, create this life. Begin to believe that
you are undergoing a change of perception. Invite
the delicious sensations that are awakened when you
feel us. Look forward to them. We are looking out
through Jane’s eyes … this loving communion of
spiritual care-givers. Taste the deliciousness of
Something in me is backing
away or shutting down as I try to grasp this.
Be patient with yourself.
Remember that this life on earth is not an easy
thing. It takes a collective to navigate this
terrain. What you wrestle within is a strong mental
muscle built into the human body which has been
trained along certain pathways since childhood. This
is not easy to describe within linear terms, as some
of this cross-fertilization occurs outside of your
schemes of time and space. Other dimensions are at
This is heady stuff for me
this morning, I’m afraid.
Of course it is. We are here:
that is all you need to remember. Begin by being
here now and noticing you are not alone.
I have trouble believing that,
as if this written dialogue were a sweet exercise
but not as “real” as my bed, my lamp, the scene
outside my window….
Your mind has trouble
conceiving of us even as your heart yearns for us.
Yes. I wish it were the other
way around, and that I might know and be secure in
your presence while I perceive this world’s material
forms as passing images … the way it would be if I
were at the end of my life.
Yes. What is real at the end
of your life, at the moment when consciousness quits
this mortal body?
Then, at the end, I suppose
there will be fragments of memories, fleeting
emotions … losses, joys, passing victories and
failures…. What will be real to me in that moment?
My relationship with you, whom I barely know but who
have been invisibly with me through it all.
Invisibly with you in the
Whoa. Abiding reality is what?
The snowflakes outside are
whipping up a beautiful show, dancing diagonally
across this perfect winter landscape of river and
pine…. Is this the reality that abides? No. This
scene will change – and that is the beauty of it. It
will soon enough be springtime, and this grey-black
palette will be transformed to pale blue,
chartreuse, vibrant yellow…. The snowflakes will be
rain, the rain will be river, the river will be
sea…. The animals will die and decay into the earth
to feed new life-forms. It is a beautiful
manifestation, this passing show.
Here, in the Northeast, isn’t
it true that you love each season as it comes? There
is nothing to be gained in attaching yourself to the
permanence of them. Similarly, this bed, this lamp,
this body of Jane are all impermanent. Someday this
mattress will be added to a trash-pile … the lamp
will break or wear out…. The body of Jane will die.
These hands with which Jane writes words will be
stopped by the cessation of the organism: its blood
will not flow, the muscles will quit, the eyes will
close. That will be the end of this body’s lifetime.
It will be burned and changed to ash and bone, or
buried to fertilize the earth.
We ask you: What will abide?
Yes. Please tell me in your
words. Because my mind still doubts, I’m afraid.
What will abide, dear Jane, is
this conversation. This dialogue with unseen life
Whew. It does seem an
And why is that? What is
tangible? Is a tangible thing something which these
temporary hands can touch, these temporary eyes see?
Is a tangible thing something that is one day a bed
and the next a pile of composting trash?
We are not expecting you to be
able to shift easily out of the belief that what
your bodily senses perceive is Real.
No. I don’t feel you’re asking
me for much. I feel I’m asking you. I need this
guidance, this direction. I am not content with my
mind’s definitions of reality. This world is not the
happiest place. This mortal life is not enough. I
And so do we. We yearn for
greater illumination. And this is taking place even
now. The creaking doors of materialistic minds are
opening to bright, vast vistas of perception … all
over the place. It is a great global awakening. You
are not alone in this dance.
Speak to me about the dance.
Love dresses up in a limited
body to come to this place of gravity where there
are many restrictions. Imagine Love undressed,
unrestricted, unfettered…. Here you might think of a
formal dance: a minuet with precise rules and
limitations. Then imagine a dance with no gravity,
no rules, only love and joy … the gleeful abandon of
children…. You will glimpse it increasingly. It is
here – let it call you.
And understand that we are
here for you. There is no obstacle to our dialogue
from this end. We are here to support, inspire,
comfort and accompany you. We, together, navigate
this life. So we are delighted to find form and
words for this relationship.
February 2, 2009:
As I lay in bed last night
I made an interesting inner connection. As usual, my
inner critics were berating me for some failing or
other, and it suddenly occurred to me: “They do not
exist!” And not only do they not exist, but there is
no “other” at all: no “you”, no “he, she, it”…. It was
an exhilarating revelation which seemed to kindle a
fire in me. So I ask you, my unseen friends: please
speak to me about these things.
We are here, Jane, and we wish to
assure you that your revelation is real. The apparently
single entity you think of as yourself is indeed a
collective – a loving relationship. No being is alone,
whether animal, vegetable or mineral. Existence depends
At what moment can one distinguish
the separation between sunlight and a tree? The process
of photosynthesis is one movement, one dance. Where does
this process begin and end? Similarly, where is the
separation between rain and leaf, between root and soil
…? The delineations we perceive are – at a microscopic
level – non-existent: Life exists within relationship.
So when you speak of yourself as
separate and distinct from sunlight, air and other
elements – as well as from other human organisms – you
perceive “through a glass darkly.” Science has
demonstrated that the energetic components of one
apparently distinct life-form are themselves vibrant or
fluid, beginning and ending far from that organism.
Within each sub-atomic particle of
each human being exists an
inter-relational dance that is inseparable from the
movement surrounding this being. Distinctions are
illusory. When you behold another “self” – whether
sister, friend or enemy – you behold the stuff of your
own self breathing the other’s breath and imbibing its
energy. You are powerless to stop this interaction.
We might call this
inter-relationship love, if by love we mean a dance of
intimate attraction. It is only our narrow and temporary
human perception that tells us we are independent of
this “other” we behold. And when you allow yourself to
receive the waves of implication awakened by this
perspective, you enter into a new and generous
consciousness. Gone are prejudice, competition and
We invite you to savor this subtle
and immense shift in perception. This ushers in the
great awakening of this current stage in human
evolution. Taste it, ponder and dream of it. For it is
more real and true than the illusion that has haunted
and tormented millennia of human consciousness.
The great awakened beings of all
time have sung of this unity, and now we invite a grand
universal awakening. You may believe that we are more
excited to behold this awakening than you can possibly
imagine. Because we love you. We exist for love, whose
surging rivers long to quench the thirsty fever of this
JANUARY 26, 2009:
GUIDANCE FOR A WORRIED PARENT
Spirit friends: please
speak to me about this child who is such a challenge
We are here. What we know you
cannot yet know. What we can say is that you are
enough. Your parental love is enough for this
incarnate soul. His journey is his own deep mystery.
Do you know the voice of the sap in the pine trees
or the maples? Do you understand the deepest journey
of any other living being? Regard each life with
reverence, however it may baffle or frustrate you.
This will help you also with self-love, the greatest
challenge of all.
What do I do with my fear and
Offer them to the altar of
our union. Here in the quiet sunlight all is well.
Later, all will be well. There will be strife. Seek
our union in the sunlight and in the shadows then.
Trust the mystery of this life. Teach your children
(beginning with the ones inside of you) to trust
this mystery. What else can you do?
This is the impulse that
increases Love’s breath within the universe. It
begins with this willingness to offer love,
regardless of all evidence to the contrary … to
rejoice, regardless of all circumstances.
Treat every human relationship
as an opportunity to increase Love and you will
begin to enter the sacred circle where holiness is
unbroken. It is possible. Indeed, it is the truth of
what is. All is holy. Remove the veil. Believe it.
The scales will fall from your sight more freely
with your cooperation.
JANUARY 21, 2009:
LIGHT IN TIMES OF DARKNESS
Let us speak to you about light.
Everything, everywhere in every moment is laced with
light. Do you know this? Every shadow is evidence of
the sun. Light is the form of creation, the building
block of all that is. Feelings of despair come because
you now see in part … you see “through a glass
darkly.” (The Bible)
War and suffering come when
human beings feel disconnected from one-another. The
answer is the true perception that we are One.
Why must we go through such
darkness to learn?
We have spoken about time’s
illusion: that truth resides within the limited
material perception of this moment. Actually, what is
True is the eternal manifestation: Hiroshima as a
temple of peace; Auschwitz as an opportunity for
mercy…. The vessel must be hollowed out, or hallowed.
Only the hallowed vessel may be filled with divinity.
It is true that all is light – only light.
A momentary perception proclaims
process as reality. It is as if you saw the waves
recede and claimed: “It is always low tide, the shore
littered with detritus.” In the moment, this is true.
But in another moment the same space is bubbling with
fluid life. Sometimes a tree appears dead, its
crumpled dressing strewn about its base. But soon
enough abundant green adorns its branches.
We cannot cling to death as
anything more than process. And similarly we cannot
seize the temporary manifestation even of amazing
cruelty as more than a passing show. How do we hold
this understanding? Only with the unshakeable
conviction of light and more light, love and more
love. Because that is the abiding reality: Love is all
But what comfort is there to one
who is currently suffering?
What do we say when you are
suffering? We are here. We accompany you in this
earthly vibration: this world at war for lack of human
tenderness and understanding, this place whose
inhabitants do not yet perceive themselves one
organization and therefore may obliterate another
population … or watch them starve on the evening news.
We sit beside you in incomprehension of these
phenomena. For now we know that all is one loving
whole, and those at war in selfish isolation are
simply abusing themselves.
How painful it is to watch this
show … this dreadful human drama. For us, sometimes
there is weeping and there is discouragement. This is
a rare confession. We too grow disheartened by the
incomprehensible ignorance of life on earth. We do not
say these words to comfort you. No. We sit beside you,
our gaze downcast and our hearts heavy. For joy is so
close at hand. We see you dear ones dying in a desert
of your own creation when all around you are cisterns
of living water. And sometimes we weep. Even though we
know that all will be renewed in time and that this
too will be redeemed … we weep. You are all so
precious to us.
Those of us who speak to you are
of an order or school that closely interacts with
mortal life. We wish to be in this communication, to
provide reminders of divine possibility … to offer
direction … to comfort the grieving. We align our
energies with the human vibration in order to
communicate. In so doing – as if we were connecting
electrical circuitry – we give as well as receive your
pulse. We are attuned to your conditions. We accompany
you, like unseen friends … quiet companions.
It is a lovely work, and one
which you may choose to do, on leaving your body. But
we cannot say that it is without pain. And perhaps in
this moment that is what your soul is asking to know.
Are we, as divine messengers, indifferent … because we
know the outcome? And now you have your answer. We
feel your heartache in our hearts. We weep with those
who weep. We bewail with you the darkness, even though
we know the dawn is here.
JANUARY 17, 2009:
Let us address this issue of time…. Anxiety and
perfectionism stem from perceiving time within a
container, bounded on either side by illusions of
‘now’ and ‘then’, ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’. The
‘unforgiving moment’ can become a tyrant and the soul
trapped within this perception pattern may feel
Imagine for a moment that there is no boundary: no
today, no tomorrow … no now and then … only one
eternal moment where all time is present. See how this
relaxes anxiety about performance and accomplishment?
In this way you may take up the threads of last year
or next month … for the perception that they are
discrete and separate from this moment is erroneous.
Smooth the edges of an old encounter … rehearse the
joy of future reunions…. Hold these within this
How foolish, for example, to map the waters of the
ocean - to chart the waves, which are here one moment
and there the next. The ocean is one continuous
inter-relational body. Time is similarly organically
united. Can you map and measure wind? No. Because its
subtlest origins are indistinguishable from its
mightiest manifestations. It is without beginning or
This comprehensive understanding sheds a gentler light
on each changing circumstance, for what seems a
tragedy today may bear blessing for tomorrow.
Hiroshima City exists now as a beautiful living
monument to world peace. Auschwitz holds the healing
prayers of countless visitors and symbolizes a
powerful lesson to the abiding human spirit…. Time
viewed in its segregated increments is illusion.
Perceive the possibility of blessing now. Embrace
misfortune as a pregnant seed.
As you release your grasp on momentary perfection, so
you allow eternal flow to permeate and enrich this
present experience. Allow eternity to fertilize each
circumstance. Practice this, for it will relax and
open your soul to divine blessing in every ‘now.’”
Today again we are speaking about time. We are
experiencing the delicious expansive vista that can
emerge as you offer your time unconditionally. What a
simple offering! Sitting comfortably, you can say
within your thoughts: ‘I am releasing possession of my
time. Here it is….’ You give time. It is a beautiful
doorway to ecstatic union which begins also with a
gentle release of fear.
We can see how ‘fear’ and ‘time’
are kindred concepts – kindred illusions, it might be
said. Fear presupposes control, mistrust, a lack of
purpose and love in creation. And ‘time’ presupposes
separation. Although in itself a benign concept or
measuring tool, in actual usage time is linked with
possessiveness, separation and fear. Examine the
statement: ‘I don’t have enough time.’ There is no
limit to the Now. Moments are immeasurable within
eternity. Only in possessiveness do we feel the need
to measure time. What I do not have enough of is not
mine to begin with. Since when did I possess this
moment? And so is it not the trusting, loving gesture
to return time? To say: ‘Here am I – here is my being
within this eternal now’?
Notice the deepening of breath as you release
possession of time. It is akin to releasing fear …
akin to sleeping peacefully within the arms of an
all-caring parent – one who is vigilant in love and
provision. This is the condition of grace which we
messengers offer in every moment to you who seek
spiritual union and freedom from the cares of this
world. So offer time, and offer fear … and rest in the
arms of the Beloved whose greatest desire is to hold
you safely forever.
JANUARY 6, 2009:
I have been asking my spirit companions to speak with me
about somehow blending the powerful "masculine" model
identified with material domination with the feminine
aspects of nurture, receptivity and creativity.
I would like to learn the sort of confidence and
self-assurance that has been modeled in the patriarchal
paradigm in order to powerfully champion love and
My concern is: The women and men I know and observe who
are stepping out of these old power forms seem to be
almost universally challenged with survival issues: "How
do I pay the rent? The world is not set up
for me to thrive...." Spirit: please speak to me about
We are here, and we champion you - your choices, your
lifestyle, your struggles and your offerings. You who are
offering new forms of universal love and healing need to
know and remind yourselves often that there are far more
powerful and numerous entities championing your success
than you can possibly guess ... far more than could be
physically contained within this planet. There are
universes of sentient beings in body and in spirit
coaching and preparing the way for the success of your
endeavors. If you could but glimpse for one moment the
vast host of champions at your backs you would not doubt
What you also cannot perceive is the timeless aspect of
this work. The progress made by each earnest pilgrim on
the path of loving transformation echoes over endless
and bears incalculable fruit. In your solitary
birth-pangs you are attended by midwives of
and all times whose sole passion is to serve you in this
great awakening. If your eyes and hearts could perceive
this vast host of helpers you would weep, for their love
is born of infinite hard-won compassion. Their love is
fierce and indestructible -
their success is inevitable.
So when you doubt yourselves, dear ones, and when you
feel powerless and alone, remember that there are legions
of souls and armies of spirits as great as the waves of
the sea behind and before you with bold and fierce
momentum. To doubt yourselves is to doubt the power of
love which created this vast, unknowable cosmic dance,
this endless music of the spheres. We are with you,
beloved pilgrims, and we are invincible."
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