The Team: The Illusion of Being Powerless — Era of Light – July 17, 2019

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We are here, supporting you in your ever increasing expansion. We are inviting you to begin to notice any restriction or contraction of energy in your body, mind or life ➤➤

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Galactic History ∞The 9th Dimensional Arcturian Council via Daniel Scranton, December 1, 2018

Galactic History ∞The 9th Dimensional Arcturian Council

“Greetings. We are the Arcturian Council. We are pleased to connect with all of you.

We have noticed a trend upon your planet, and that trend is to look for reasons to not be in harmony with one another. This trend is not something that humanity came up with. You all took it on. Your prejudices, your bigotry, your xenophobia, and so many other habits that you’ve picked up have come from other parts of the galaxy. Earth was always meant to be extraordinarily diverse, especially in comparison to other planets in the galaxy.

And with all of that conflicting energy that you have there on Earth, it was part of your destiny to be at each other’s throats over little things like what country you were born in, or what color skin you have. Something as silly as the way you choose to connect with Source has become a huge polarizing and divisive issue, and it needn’t be. If you think about it, how someone else chooses to make that connection has nothing to do with you.

So there must be a bigger story here, and the bigger story is that you all have long histories in the galaxy. You have had experiences in other star systems where extra-terrestrials have invaded and taken over. You’ve seen planets destroyed over ideologies, and you’ve seen people taking their beliefs to such an extreme that they would participate in a genocide without blinking an eye.

So that’s the history that led up to the Earth experiment, and you all carry these memories in your cells, in your DNA, in the atoms that make up your physical bodies, and of course, whether you remember them or not, they are a part of your consciousness. Therefore, when you see something happening on your planet that makes you feel very depressed about the state of the human collective, please recognize that you took this on as a collective, and you took it on in order to heal it, in order to release it.

You took it on because you knew that you would be the ones to break the cycle, to release all of this violence and hatred. And in order to do that, you had to stir the pot up again first. But please believe us when we say that we know you will release all that is divisive, all that separates, and you will do it in this lifetime. And those of you who are aware of this transmission, you are the ones to lead this revolution.

We are the Arcturian Council, and we have enjoyed connecting with you.”

Source: DanielScranton.com

The Stories That Stop Us From Being Present & Taking Action – Era of Light – July 17, 2018

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Most of us have spent our lives caught up in plans, expectations, ambitions for the future; in regrets, guilt or shame about the past. To come into the present is to stop the war.” ~Jack Kornfield

I get emails all the time from people who are struggling with very common difficulties:

 

  • Wanting to overcome anger
  • Wanting to deal more calmly with stress
  • Hurt by other people’s inconsiderate actions
  • Getting stuck in resentment and thinking about how others have wronged you
  • Struggling with change because it’s hard
  • Struggling with letting go of clutter because of various emotional attachments
  • Finding all kinds of obstacles to taking on a project, side hustle, new business, writing a book/blog, etc.

And I completely understand these difficulties, because I struggle with them too. Here’s the thing — there are just two things stopping us from being present or taking the action we want to take:

  1. The stories we have in our heads about other people, what’s happening, and ourselves
  2. Our habitual pattern of staying in those stories instead of being present or taking action

It’s really one thing: our mental habit of staying stuck in the stories in our heads.

When I say “stories,” this isn’t a judgment about whether what we’re saying in our heads is true or not. It’s just what our minds do — they make up a narrative about the world, including other people and ourselves. Our minds are narrative machines. You could see the narrative as true or not, but that’s not the point — the narrative is getting in the way of being present and taking action.

What kind of stories do I mean? I mean things that we make up and spin around in our heads (true or not):

  • They shouldn’t act that way
  • If they loved me they wouldn’t be so inconsiderate
  • This is too hard, I don’t want to do this
  • I suck, I keep failing, I am inadequate
  • They keep doing this, I don’t know why they keep doing that to me
  • They hurt me, they are not a good person
  • I can’t start my business/blog/project until I learn this, or get to this place in my life, or have perfect peace in my day and am in a good mood
  • This shouldn’t be happening to me! This sucks!

These stories have some truth to them, which is why we cling to them so much. But these stories block us from being present. They are not helpful.

What would it be like if we didn’t cling to them so much? What if we could develop a mind that clings to nothing?

DROPPING THE STORIES & BECOMING PRESENT

We can’t stop the mind from coming up with the stories, as it is a narrative machine. However, that doesn’t mean we have to cling to the stories and keep them spinning around in our heads.

Notice when you’re stuck in a story. Hint: if you’re angry, stressed, frustrated, disappointed, feeling shame or fear, dreaming about the future, thinking about something that happened … you’re stuck in a story.

Notice that the story is causing you to be stressed, angry, afraid, whatever. Notice that you are spinning it around in your head, and it is occupying your attention.

Now see if you can drop out of the story and into the present moment. Become curious: What is happening right now, in front of you? What sensations can you notice in your body? What is the light like? What sounds can you notice?

When you go back to your story (you will), try coming back to the present moment. Stay longer. Come back gently, without judgment.

What can you appreciate in this moment? A feeling of appreciating the sacredness of this moment can counteract the story, and change your way of being.

DEALING WITH STRESS & ANGER WITHOUT THE STORY

Stress and anger can be difficult things, because we have such a hard time letting them go.

But what if you could drop out of the stories that are causing the stress and anger (or frustration, resentment, complaining) and just be present with whatever you’re feeling?

Drop into your body and notice what sensations are there.

If you have difficult sensations in your body, see if you can be curious about them and stay with them, rather than spinning around a story about them. Stay with them longer (they might be located in your chest area), as you would try to stay with the sensations of your breath during a breath meditation.

Again, when your mind wanders back to the story, just come back gently. Stay with the sensations. Be present with them.

Touching the sensations in your body, of stress or anger, is a way to transform yourself. It doesn’t necessarily get rid of the feelings — but it changes your relationship to them. You no longer need to get rid of them, because you are fine just being with them. You develop a trust that you can stay present with them, without running or hiding or needing to do anything about them.

Each time you get stressed, each time you feel anger or frustration or resentment … this is an opportunity to practice and develop trust in yourself. Every spike of fear or stress is an opportunity to transform, to open, to stay and be present.

In this way, every stress is making you more mindful, less attached, and more open to life.

TAKING ACTION WITHOUT THE STORY

The stories in our heads also stop us from taking the action we want to take in our lives — from changing habits to eating better to getting rid of clutter to tackling that difficult project.

Some examples:

  • I don’t feel like exercising, I feel lazy, it’s too hard
  • I don’t know how to tackle this big project, it’s too complicated
  • I don’t know how to blog, there is so much I don’t know, I have to learn it all before I can start
  • There’s too much clutter, and I don’t know what to do with it all, I can’t tackle all of that
  • Maybe I should do something else, I don’t really like this kind of work, I think I would be better trying one of the other options I like

There is some truth to each of the stories, but the fact is, they are getting in the way of action. They aren’t helpful.

What would happen if we just dropped the stories and took action, staying in the present as we did so?

Imagine dropping into your body when you have a story about why you shouldn’t exercise … and getting present. Then putting on your workout clothes and shoes, staying present without the story. Then doing some pushups or starting to run.

You don’t need the story to take action. Drop into the present, and just act. Stay present as you act. Be curious about what it’s like, rather than thinking you know what it will be like ahead of time. Take a “don’t know” mindset, and find out!

Don’t have any clarity about a project? Start doing it, and clarity will come as you discover what it’s like.

Afraid you’re not good enough to do the project? Only one way to truly know — take action on it and see!

Feeling overwhelmed because there’s too much clutter to tackle? Declutter one thing. Take action on one spot on your counter. There’s no need for the story about it being too much.

The truth is, even if we can’t avoid generating these stories, we don’t have to get stuck in them, especially if they are unhelpful. Sometimes it’s good to have a narrative that helps us plan and figure things out, but often it’s better just to find out by being present and taking action.

And you can do that very simply: just drop into the sensations of your body and surroundings. Notice. Get curious. Stay. Come back gently. Appreciate the sacredness of this moment.

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Why We Were Born To Do More Than Just Fit Into The System, Work, Pay Bills & Die — Collective Evolution – May 31,2018

When I came across this discussion triggered by Josh Jones, a writer and musician based in Durham, NC, from filmsforaction.org, I couldn’t help but ponder just how many people out there feel the same way about “work” and what we do in exchange for food on the table and a roof over our heads, among…Read more & Wake Up

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The Angels via Ann Albers, June 10th, 2017

My dear friends, we love you so very much,

Worry is an unnatural emotion. It is born from feelings of disappointment, abandonment, lack, victimization, and helplessness. It is what humans beings have been trained to do and feel when they don’t know what to do and feel. It give the appearance of caring, when in reality it masks true care. It allows you to focus on being helpless rather than taking responsibility for creating.

Yet, we would never judge it for we know it is an emotional “disease” passed along from generation to generation, culturally supported, and often used as a tool for manipulation. If you worry enough, you will watch the news more often to feel safe. If you worry about your health, you will spend more to prevent disease. If you worry about being lovable you will spend more trying to find a mate, become “more” beautiful, or dress stylishly. If you worry enough about someone, you hope they’ll change to relieve you from your fear.

We say these things, not to be unloving, but to help you take a good look at worry and see it for what it really is. It is born from love. Beneath it is real love. Yet worry itself is not a very loving behavior, and serves little purpose. What lives beneath worry is beautiful. You care. You love. You want the best for yourself and those you love as well. This love is beautiful. It is truth. The worry, however, reflects fear – a fear that something bad can happen, a fear that what you wish for yourself or others will not happen, a fear of feeling powerless to control your life or the fate of someone you love, or a fear of the past repeating itself.

If you want to relieve yourself of the habit of worry (and we do see it as a habit, not your deepest truth!), focus on the love that is underneath it. Focus on what you want to create.

Suppose you worry about money. You say, “I am worried I will not have enough!” The love in you says, “I always want more than enough. I have abundance. I live in an abundant universe! What was I worried about? I create abundance! I focus on abundance… Oh, whew… I am already there and more will come.”

Suppose you worry about a loved one who is unhealthy or addicted. You say, “I am worried they will die or kill themselves! I am worried I am helpless to control that. I am really worried I will die of guilt and grief if they die. I am scared. I love them. I love me. I want to feel that they are safe. I don’t want to feel all those bad things. OK, what can I do? I can focus on their light. I can focus on their radiant health and happiness. I can pray and get everyone I know to pray. I can be healthy myself… Oh that’s it! I can support the vibration of health on this planet! I can take care of my own well being so even if they did die, I’d grieve, but I’d be OK. I wouldn’t be dependent on their choices for my own happiness. There, that feels better… Now I still want them to live but I am taking an active role in supporting life in general.”

You see yourself as powerless victims when you worry. We never ever see you as victims, but we know that through human habit and cultural conditioning, many of you have been programmed to play that role. Far more powerful to find the love beneath the worry and see how you can empower that love! You are incredible creators. Happily you create only weakly with worry and strongly with love!.

Choose to kick the worry habit. It will required some effort and dedication, but the rewards for you and all you love will be abundant and beautiful!

God Bless You! We love you so very much.
— The Angels

Ann Albers Visions Of Heaven

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5 Simple, Unexpected Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life – May 31, 2017

Credit: dimitrisvetsikas1969/ Pixabay Everyone is guilty is getting stuck in old routines that interfere with health and wellness. One way to help guarantee success in life is by developing healthy habits that make you feel good. These inexpensive and easy ideas will help eliminate toxins, boost the immune system and encourage a positive mood. Tongue…

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