Red and Blue used to be politically designated party colors. Somewhere along the line they morphed from Republican and Democrat to Bloods and Crypts. Why exactly are we fighting each other all the time when its painfully obvious who the actual enemy is?
We are two stripes on the same flag. RED, White, and Blue. Hopefully that flag still means something to most of you.
It’s beyond time to come back together and refocus because all this distract and divide is working and its not going to be reparable if it goes on too much longer.
Put down your ego.
Put down your fear.
You are powerful if you just freaking own it.
Especially when we stand together.
There is a reason “United We Stand” has stood the test of time….
This is going to be a very tumultuous time coming up here and it is already ramping up. Whether you believe the vaccine works or doesn’t work, should be used, or should be banned, it really doesn’t matter. The fact is that deaths are increasing. Whether they are from the virus itself or from the vaccine, it doesn’t really matter when the fact is that death is the end result.
You are going to lose people you are friends with and even those you love.
No matter what this time frame in history isn’t going to be easy. But realizing two things I think can soften the blow a bit.
We are not our bodies. These human suits are just temporary vessels. We are energy. We are spirit. We are eternal. Just because someone “dies” doesn’t make them “dead”. It makes them gone on the earth plane. We grieve their loss because to us it is a loss. We don’t get the pleasure of their presence any longer. We miss them. It hurts our hearts. Its natural to miss them and be sad and upset, but know that they on a spirit level, are ultimately ok.
We all have our own path. Not everyone is supposed to make it through this. Not everyone chooses to on a soul level. Honestly, I can’t really say I blame them. I know this sounds harsh and or just plain weird, but when we come to this place, we incarnate with a plan. We agree to the life lessons. They are ours and ours alone and not everyone will understand them. That is ok.
What can we do that may help?
Love fully. Appreciate people NOW and show them love and appreciation. Leave nothing unsaid between yourself and anyone.
Practice non-attachment – This is a confusing one and takes practice to master. Love, unconditional means understanding even when it doesn’t suit you. Love doesn’t die when a person does. Attachment is possessive. Love is freeing. Love people as they are and respect their choices even if you completely and totally disagree with them to a fault so long as their choices do not harm or threaten you. Being non-attached, no matter how much you love someone, makes it easier to let go.
Buckle up and hang on to your britches – this is going to be one hell of an interesting time. Stay strong in what you believe, fear nothing, fear no one, stand up for yourself and others. This life is just an illusion anyway and we are all being tested.
This won’t make sense to or resonate with everyone and that is ok. Sarah
But, towards the end of his life, he decided he didn’t want his life forgotten or to have happened in vain. So, he had me call him weekly for a while and would tell me parts of stories of his life.
It’s really sad for me to watch history repeating itself.
I hadn’t thought about these conversations – well, really ever. Honestly, they didn’t mean much to me at the time. But now? Suddenly they are coming into my thoughts.
Before he ever met my grandmother, he had another family in Paris, France. A wife, I think he said two kids, a beautiful home. He was a jeweler. A diamond cutter. He was very wealthy. It sounded like a very idyllic life. It sounded like he was happy. That was not the man I knew.
Simple. The Holocaust.
His home was taken, his wife and children killed. He managed to escape somehow (I don’t recall that part of the story). Yellow stars on everyone’s coats marked them. Today it’s “V” pass ports. Do not make the mistake of thinking these are two entirely different things.
Neighbors encouraged to tell on neighbors – “For their own good”….
Imagine your home burned and your family killed. How would that impact your life from here on out?
I can tell you how it impacted him…
Though he went on and had another family – 3 sons, a wife, and 4 grandchildren, he was the most miserable person I ever met. Sincerely unhappy, jaded, hateful towards everyone. It’s no way to live, and no one should have to go through that.
I wish I could have met the man he once was, not who he became.
It’s almost past that tipping point.
What we are seeing is a lesson in repetition until comprehension, on a world level.
No matter what side of the debate you are on – Pro Vax or Pro Choice Vax, the point is not to lose your humanity in all of this. Respect your neighbors right to choose for himself.
The world is a mess. A lot of us are having a hard time right now. No two people are going through exactly the same experience and it feels like we are all alone. Having the TV yell at us “we are all in this together” constantly doesn’t help things.
For the first time there is no where to run to. Its not just the USA its literally the entire world crumbling. Even for those of us who semi grasp what’s going on, it doesn’t make this transition any less bumpy.
The overall vibration of the planet right now is low. We are feeling it in our hearts and souls and may of us just want to go home (wherever that is). We feel now out of place in a world we once felt safe and secure in. It is no longer the land we love or even a place we recognize.
As if that is not hard enough, we are at odds with other people, some of which we even used to call friends. Division. This has weeded nearly everyone’s friendship garden. Letting go of people is not easy yet somehow it is for the best as we grow in differing directions.
You cannot walk two different paths together.
That old saying “No matter where you go – there you are” has never been truer. We must pull strength from inside of ourselves to get through this phase. There is nowhere to run or hide and it just leaves each of us standing on a baron land naked with only ourselves to contend with. Even those of us who have been working with self-awareness , ascension, and exploration for years are feeling it. Those new to this – please know you aren’t losing your mind…
Anxiety is high and uncertainty is temporarily the new norm.
I’m not a sage or a guru. I have no advice. Best thing I can figure to do is just let go………………………
Let go of everything you feel attached to. Stop holding on so tightly and above all else be easy on yourself and treat yourself kindly as you would a good friend.
When the term Soul Mate is depicted in movies and books most of the time it’s a romantic notion of someone finding their “other half”. The truth is, that is just silly. We aren’t half a person walking around nor are we just half a soul.
Earth is a school of sorts. We choose to incarnate here in human form to learn, grow, expand and help others to do the same. We agree, pre-birth, to lessons taught and to be taught by us. We contract with other souls and form agreements. This includes relationships, family ties, friends, and some believe even animals get in on the act.
Our soul mates, yes I said mates with an “s”, will find us throughout our lives, when and only when we and they are ready. A soul mate may come in the form of a sister, a lover, a husband or wife, a father, or a friend. The connection is immediately felt. Many will remark soon after meeting that it feels like you have known one another forever, even though it has been a very short time. Essentially, your soul mates feel like “home”. They are sometimes also referred to as “soul group” or “soul family”.
But what about the romantic notion of Soul Mate love?
When “in love” with a soul mate on a romantic level it can be amazing. The connection is like nothing else you have ever experienced before. (Unless you are lucky enough to have encountered more than 1 soulmate- though each connection will be intense, no two will be the same). Wait – What?
Yes, that is confusing. It is imagined that if you meet a soul mate, BAM that is it! You are together for life. Happily ever after. That isn’t always the purpose of your reunion. Soul mate relationships are deep and filled with learning on both parts. They serve to jumpstart your growth on a soul level and act as a catalyst.
This can present itself in an endless number of ways I won’t even try and cover. Just know that when you encounter soul-level connections you will likely find yourself being tested as well as being more open to love than ever before.
The story of “The Little Soul” is one of the best explanations of soul contracts I have come across.
I will have to slow down my vibration and become very heavy to do this not-so-nice thing.
I will have to pretend to be something very unlike myself. And so, I have but one favor to ask of you in return.
“Oh, anything, anything!” cried the Little Soul, and began to dance and sing, “I get to be forgiving, I get to be forgiving!”
Then the Little Soul saw that the Friendly Soul was remaining very quiet.
“What is it?” the Little Soul asked. “What can I do for you? You are such an angel to be willing to do this for me!”
“Of course this Friendly Soul is an angel!” God interrupted. “Everyone is! Always remember: I have sent you nothing but angels.
And so the Little Soul wanted more than ever to grant the Friendly Soul’s request.
“What can I do for you?” the Little Soul asked again.
“In the moment that I strike you and smite you,” the Friendly Soul replied, “in the moment that I do the worst to you that you could possible imagine ~ in that very moment…”
“Yes?” the Little Soul interrupted, “yes…?”
“Remember Who I Really Am.”
“Oh, I will!” cried the Little Soul, “I promise! I will always remember you as I see you right here, right now!”
“Good,” said the Friendly Soul, “because, you see, I will have been pretending so hard, I will have forgotten myself. And if you do not remember me as I really am, I may not be able to remember for a very long time. And if I forget Who I Am, you may even forget Who You Are, and we will both be lost. Then we will need another soul to come along and remind us both of Who We Are.”
“No, we won’t!” the Little Soul promised again. “I will remember you! And I will thank you for bringing me this gift ~ the chance to experience myself as Who I Am.”
~The Little Soul and the Sun. A Children’s Parable Adapted from Conversations with God~
There is an awful lot that comes into play as to why souls will reincarnate with one another. Past karma (good or bad) to be worked out, things left unresolved, vows made or broken, or sometimes if you are really lucky, simply out of pure love. – and remember that behind all of these the motivation is always love. Sometimes there is hurt, anger, resentment, and more to be worked out as well, but under that is love. That is what souls are on an energetic level and what we are all working to get back to.
If you meet a soul mate or are lucky enough to be born into a family with one be ready for a wonderful, sometimes tumultuous wild ride. Lessons are ripe for learning and they don’t get dropped till we pass our tests.
The best advice I have is from practical application over the years. FEEL with your heart always over listening to your MIND. Your soul knows whats right and whats best for you. We just have a hard time listening sometimes.
Can your soul mate be your life partner? Sure! I just wanted to clarify the point that not every soul mate will be your life partner. They also come in other shapes and sizes, colors and flavors… If you feel a soul level connection with someone, it is likely that you are correct. Love and appreciate them accordingly.
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Hi everybody. My name is Bailey. I’m a spunky loving 10 year old Lhasa Apso who lives in Sunny Florida. After I was given up for adoption by my original family, my Sarah adopted me. She loves me more than anything in the entire world. My life is wonderful, but lately my little back knee really hurts a lot. I am having trouble walking.
I didn’t want to say anything or tell Sarah cause she would worry about me, but I can’t help limping and she took me to the vet.
He says I need surgery. I have somehow torn my ACL and damaged my meniscus. This scares me and Sarah says it’s very expensive. I would get a job and help, but well… I am a fuzzy little dog. My talents encompass napping, rolling around and moaning, eating things, going for walks and snuggling. No one is hiring for this.
My Sarah’s company got bought out a couple of months ago and she is only working part time so this is bad timing in our house.
I hate to bother the humans… as I know you need money to buy your own snackie things… but if you are so inclined to help a little dog out both I and my Sarah would be forever thankful.
I have to schedule another appointment to meet with the surgeon next week. The best guestimate the office staff was able to give today was $3500.
UPDATE!: Bailey has had his surgery. He is in recuperation mode. He is doing very very well and the fur is starting to grow back on his leg, the incision is healing very well. Beginning to go on walks again! 🙂 Thanks to all of you for the support, both financial and in shares and love.
The perception of wealth has mistakenly become all about what we have and what we can get on a material level. True wealth is measured in richness of life and of the heart. It is boosted not by what we get but by what we give and whom we help.
You don’t have to be well off financially to give of yourself. In many social experiments it has been found that those who have the least tend to give the most because they know what it is like to go without.
A few years back I came across a book that I haven’t been able to forget. “29 Gifts – How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life” by Cami Walker.
One month after her wedding day, 33-year-old Cami Walker was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and the life she knew changed forever. Cami was soon in and out of L.A.’s emergency rooms with alarming frequency as she battled the neurological condition that left her barely able to walk and put enormous stress on her marriage. Each day brought new negative thoughts:
“I’m going to end up in a wheelchair… My life is over.
“Why did this have to happen to me?”
Then, as a remedy for her condition, Cami received an uncommon prescription from a friend, an African Medicine Woman named Mbali Creazzo. The prescription was simply to give away 29 gifts in 29 days.
“By giving,” Mbali told her, “you are focusing on what you have to offer others, inviting more abundance into your life.”
The gifts, she said, could be anything, but their giving had to be both authentic and mindful. At least one gift needed to be something she felt was scarce in her life.
Cami was amazed by what unfolded during her month-long journey. Not only did her state of mind improve but her health did as well.
I myself will be doing this challenge starting July 1st, 2015. I would like to invite you, our readers, to join me.
Gifts can be anything including a nice gesture – those are free and we never run out. This world needs more kindness. If we want the world to change, we have to start with ourselves.
The fascination we, as a society, have with observing other peoples lives from the sidelines has gone from merely entertainment to crossing the line of dangerous passivity.
Reality TV has given us all a voyeuristic window into the lives of others that has never been had in the past. There have always been nosy neighbors and gossips but now you don’t even have to get together with your friends, or even go out of your house. Just flip on the little box in your bedroom, living room, TV room, even bathroom and you can see in full color the drama and strife of other peoples daily lives.
No more need for writers, actors or even talented people at all. The only qualification seems to be vanity, a need for attention and to be vaguely attractive. Are you a total hot mess with a seriously screwed up life? Great! Video yourself, upload and apply! We can make you famous!
This is blurring the lines of reality.
Apparently all of it and all the better if you happen to be able to capture someone doing something on your phone so you TOO can profit from it, whether it be monetarily or through the second hand attention of “likes” and praise online with YouTube or social media.
When did it become funny to watch people hurt themselves over and over and over again?
How many people can hit themselves in the balls with a bat, a golf club, a basket ball before you lose interest? Apparently for most of you the amusement goes on and on…
Yet I bet if it was you? You wouldn’t think it was so funny.
I have seen numerous videos online lately of incidences where someone is being harassed, hurt, injured or worse and what do the by standers do? Live up to the name.They do nothing but stand by and film.
-Crowds of people gathered around young kids while others beat them, no one steps in to help.
-Adults throw temper tantrums at fast food restaurants, screaming obscenities at the workers – no one opens their mouths to try and get them to either calm down or leave, they just whip out their phones and record the abuse.
-In the Knockout Game, random strangers are simply hit out of no where. There are almost always several other people in the videos who again, just stand there. They don’t say a word, they don’t yell at the attacker, they don’t make any move to go after him and rarely do you even see them grab their phone to call for help.
-Police step over the line in arrests brutalizing citizens who are already down on the ground and compliant. Their friends just film.
While I do understand the natural inclination is to not want to be involved in a fight, you really need to consider – What if it was you?
Would you hope your friends, your family, a caring stranger, anyone would step in? Do something, say something, … ANYTHING?
I certainly would appreciate it.
I don’t advocate jumping right in to a fight if you are not trained.
What I am saying is speak up! Use your voice. Grab their arm. Make SOME attempt to slow them down, insert a little reason in to the scene. Don’t just passively sit there and watch it happen. If you do, you BECOME part of the problem.
We all want the very best for friends and family. Many of us have a tendency to take on other people’s problems as if they were our own. We do it out of love, but ironically it can often lead to codependency in relationships as well as self-neglect. I speak from experience in this. My natural inclination in life has been to try and “save” the world, especially those closest to me. Unfortunately, I have found it just doesn’t work that way.
It is difficult to watch someone make, what you believe to be, bad decision after bad decision leading his or her life in a negative or non-progressing direction. We want to intervene, even at times – to grab them and shake them and say “what are you doing!?” and literally shove them in a better direction.
What we have to realize is that as much as we love or care about them that no one can make decisions for them. The only person who can rescue them… is them.
Why do I call Non-Attachment an art?
I call it an art because as easy as the concept is, it takes years, sometimes lifetimes to master.
It is easy to be jokingly callous and step back saying “Not my circus, not my monkeys”. But it’s heart wrenching and unnerving at times to pull back, relinquish the illusion of control, and simply allow that person and situation to be what it is and to work itself out.
Now in saying this I do not at all mean withdraw love or support.
A simple “I am still here and I love you.” Is one of the best statements of caring you can make to another person. There is no better gift than that of unconditional love. In that gift it allows the other person to know that it is ok to try – succeed or fail, you won’t think less of them and you will still be there.
This also allows you the mental and emotional space you need in order to take care of yourself. Getting lost in another person’s issues, regardless of love, is never healthy.
In order for anyone to reclaim their life and get it “Back on Track” that drive and power have to come from within. Owning responsibility for their decisions and their actions will lead them to a place of control and from that feeling of self empowerment comes both self esteem and the start of self love.
Written for: The Alberta Street News – Back on Track Column. Columnist: Sarah J. Barendse