For many years now, I have been dedicated to creating conscious, honest and connected communication. My early years were spent with people that were snappy or brisk and it left several imprints upon me as well as an overly sensitivity. Now that I have done a lot of inner work, I grown in different ways than my early family and mentors. That does not mean that I am perfect at it nor does it mean that I am always charming, overly enthusiastic or bubbly in my relationships. It is a practice and I know that I am enough. What it means is that I am mostly conscious, I am doing my best and I am being authentic in my communications with others. I speak, listen and take actions from my heart and I am dedicated to making course corrections as I go and I am being genuine in my connections.
We know when we have not had a successful connect and communications with others. There is a distance and a lack of harmony. The communication is not at all heart centered and we do not feel a connection. It feels like a wall is in the way. When I feel the frustration of not being more effective, this feeling inspires me to call upon Spirit and I release it as best I can. I address the situation with my most authentic attention, and I have practices that ground me in my heart and it does affect my communications and relationships in divine timing.
When I am tired or not feeling as good as I can, I notice that the energy of a genuine connection is missing and it leaves me feeling disconnected. When I make a heart centered connection with myself and others, I have a greater feeling of being whole, genuine and it boosts my self respect.
This week, perhaps you are willing to practice heart centered communication with the people in your life. It is well worth the outcome and saves a whole lot of energy that is wasted in second guessing ourselves.
Know that You are Loved. Blessings, Rev. Barb
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It was 4:30 am and I woke up. I had a couple of voices speaking through me. One voice within me said, go back to sleep and Spirit said, get up and write. This is a great time to write and I knew it was God prompting me to resume the flow that was evident yesterday. I asked for help to write more consistently and I am getting that help right now. I need to be willing and cooperative and invite the muse into my consciousness.
My role in this process is a willingness to explore the thoughts that want to come through me. I have invited Spirit to express through my life, my writing, speaking, teaching and I am always looking for opportunities to be of ever greater service.
Sometimes the flow is really coming forth and there are also times when it barely trickles out of me. What I am realizing is that I have to keep my mind open and I must be very willing to receive guidance. That is when the flow and energy meet up with whatever wants to be expressed through me.
Any self limiting thoughts restrict the energy and then suddenly I have nothing to say. When I can just trust that I am connected to a limitless resource and it wants to share itself with me, the chances are good that something worthy of expressing will makes its way on to my page.
If you are working on writing or any creative project, just know that the universe is using you as an instrument. God or the creative source is the “Doer” and I am a willing partner in the process. You can be one any time if you are ready and willing.
Know that you are Loved, Rev. Barb
I have been experiencing many challenges surrounding my move across the country as a result of buying a 2007 Saturn Vue Hybrid. There were a couple of things that needed to be fixed before it was going to be ready for the road. One very essential but wrong part was installed and it caused all kinds of havoc that has delayed my trip for two weeks and kept me in Chicago.
This situation pushed me to the edge and I had to take a strong stand for what I knew was right. Yet I still had to be willing to accept any results or consequences that were showing up. Gratefully the end appears to be at hand. The car company that I purchased this vehicle from is doing the right thing and is picking up the tab and helping me get the repairs completed in Chicago. It did not come easily but with consistency and faith, calling upon the presence I am grateful that a solution is at hand.
For one week this was not looking good and I felt like I was banging my head against the prevailing winds. Today while I was taking a walk on the dog friendly streets of downtown Chicago, I was also talking to God internally. Actually I was praying to God asking for some very decisive help with this. I know I was heard. There was a shift within me and my energy and I felt like something was going on, and indeed, things did change. I was suddenly getting a yes from the universe instead of running into the walls that I had been running into.
Love always answers us, but it does not always answer us right when we want it to. Love does not share our time frames. If we are persistent and willing to accept what is showing up in our lives with the best attitude that we can muster, when we are really giving forth our very best, that is when the universe comes through for us. It takes flexibility, humility and persistence. It takes surrender and the full realization that it is not “I” but the “Divine Presence and Holy Spirit” that I connect with that is my Source of life, that does all of the work when I ask from the right place within myself.
This has been a few weeks of powerful lessons around letting go and detachment to results. It included many opportunties to forgive myself for missing cues that might have saved me a lot of stress. It presented many situations that made me stretch and expand my awareness. These two weeks gave me pause to consider patterns that make life more harmonious or difficult depending on how we address them. I am deeply grateful to Spirit for the divine partnership that we share on this life journey and I know there are many more steps on the stairway to self realization and awakening of the Christ nature within me. I am deeply grateful for the generosity and love of a few very precious friends that have been there for me during this process. They gave of their time and willingness to jump in and pack boxes, throw out stuff and challenge me when I held on to things I no longer needed. Their loving support, dialog and encouragment has helped me remain more balanced, sane and functional through it all. The Beatles had it so right, “We really can get by with a little help from our friends.”
Know that you are Loved, Rev. Barb Walley