After Last Week’s message at The Divine Fellowship, I was asked to transcribe some of our notes for ease of use. So, here ya go!
As I was sending out an email to the church membership, I came to the part where I make a note of the upcoming message title. Nothing had come to me as yet, so I began to ponder all the things that would be good to talk about. I heard, “And then . . .” and continued pondering other topics. I heard, “And then . . .” again, and dismissed it again, because I had no idea what that would be about. I heard, “And then . . .” again and laughed out loud while typing that in as the message title. I realized I would be given the information as the week unfolded. There have been rare occasions that the message information was delivered as I walked from the back of the sanctuary to the podium. They’ve never let me down! (God, Angels, Spirit Guides – whatevers – lol)
So, as the week progressed I decided to get out my trusty link to Bible Gateway where you can look up verses quickly. I typed in “and then” and hundreds of passages popped up. I read a lot of those and discovered that whenever the Bible used the phrase “and then” it referred to a moment of change! Profound change.
So, I argued with God that this would be a better message for the first of the year. I was reminded by an astrology friend later in the day that the solstice was coming up and it was a great time for change. Sheesh. I guess God might have a better plan than me.
So as I considered the “and then,” along with the Solstice just days away, I realized that there was a wonderful opportunity to use this time and this method to really create chance in our lives for good!
So, the process is this. . . . State your current struggle as if someone else was having it in the past tense. She was overwhelmed. He was worn out. She was fearful. He was alone.
And then, add “and then” to the phrase. She was overwhelmed, and then . . . He was worn out, and then . . . She was fearful, and then . . . He was alone, and then . . .
And then, add a possible new insight or action. She was overwhelmed, and then she found her center. He was worn out, and then he reclaimed his power. She was fearful, and then she became aware of her strength.
Then say the “And Then” statement to yourself morning and evening until the Solstice when it changes to a personal truth statement. I was overwhelmed, and then I found my center. If you can repeat this to yourself for 21 days, true change happens! I hope you give it a try!
Here are a few “And Then” statements for you to choose from. Maybe more than one will apply to your current situation. Notice how you can instantly shift as soon as you say the “And Then” statement. There is Divine Power attached to this! You are not alone in your journey and this is a tool gifted directly from Source just this last week for you to use!
She was overwhelmed, and then she found her center.
He was worn out, and then he reclaimed his power.
She was fearful, and then she became aware of her strength.
He felt alone, and then he connected to Source (and went fishing)
She felt betrayed, and then she found her truth.
He felt full of self-doubt, and then he woke up (awakened).
She felt judged and in turn judgmental, and then she found compassion.
He felt hopeless, and the he saw a glimmer of Light (The Light found him!)
She felt anxious, and then she realized her worth.
He felt full of uncertainty, and then he tapped into Source and was filled with “knowing”.
She felt unimportant, and then she realized her worth.
He felt angry, and then he realized the story he was telling herself. And then he laughed.
You don’t have to know HOW any of this will happen. By being willing and open, things shift and you just automatically find your way into that new state of being. We tell ourselves things that are not true. We hear them in our head and we believe them. Most of the stuff we say to ourselves is just rubbish impressed upon us from events and circumstances long passed.
These “And Then” statements allow our brain to open to new possibilities . . . AND THEN our heart finds the way.
As you bring your awareness into each moment you can truly choose who you will become and what you will do. If you allow yourself to get triggered by old experiences in new clothing, you merely re-invest in the old, unpleasant experiences. By noticing that you have become triggered, you can see the trigger moment for what it is . . . An awakening moment.
In that moment of awakening, you can ask for assistance. Divine Assistance. Angelic Assistance. Intuitive Assistance. This assistance will allow you to see and perceive this triggered moment for what it truly is . . . an awakening moment.
In that awakening moment, you harness the power to change. Change who you are. How you respond. What you say. In that moment of awakened power, no trigger can steal you energy or steal your true power. As an empowered one, you can see and perceive things clearly, without the need to struggle or be right. As you bask in this form of power, you notice that you have no need to discredit another or shame yourself - or be shamed. You can see the situation for what it truly is . . . a blessed opportunity towards freedom.
As you awaken in this way, you can offer to Divine Source, the inner conflict and trauma that no longer serves. This, too, allows you the opportunity to explore spiritual freedom.
Though physical ordeals occur naturally as a course of being human, the trauma and drama minimizes and your soul soars above all conflict.
With this freedom comes great serenity and greater peace. This fills you with spiritual bliss. We hope you fall into it with great joy!
We shall see you there!
I recently did a message at The Divine Fellowship entitled Bring in the Light. There were a few highlights that I wanted to share with you.
We spend a lot of energy and effort fearing what might happen. We spend our energy replaying old events in our minds hoping to understand then or protect ourselves from being harmed in that same way again. This generates anxiety. The fear and anxiety feed the darkness, and yet, there are things that we can do and do well that causes the darkness to diminish.
When you take time to meditate . . . darkness fades.
When you give a friend or stranger a compliment . . . The Light glows brighter.
When you laugh (genuinely find joy) . . . The Light amplifies.
When you Pray for yourself or another . . . The Light shines.
When you are brave and try something new . . . The Light intensifies.
When you allow someone to be where they are – even if it’s not where you want them to be . . . Light beams.
When you let someone go ahead of you in line . . . The Light blazes
When you notice a sunrise or a sunset . . . the Light radiates.
When you snap a photo for a stranger . . . the darkness scatters.
When you welcome differences while others exclude and ridicule . . . the darkness slips away.
When you tell someone how they’ve impacted your life . . . darkness folds in on itself.
When you are gentle when others are abrupt and impatient . . . darkness yields.
When you refrain from anger when cut off in traffic . . . darkness shatters.
When you forgive someone or take responsibility for your own actions . . . darkness scatters.
When you hold sacred ground for someone who is suffering . . . darkness evaporates.
When you speak kindness when others spew hatred and fear . . . darkness is VANQUISHED!
Darkness cannot prevail. Darkness fears YOU and the Light of Love that abides within you! Be the Light that you already are!
We ask that you find a moment to rekindle you child-like wonder. All the hurry and rush that this time of year seems to require, drains energy from you. The very thing you strive to recapture eludes you!
Child-like wonder takes only a moment and generates incredible energy for you to use in your day-to-day efforts.
Remind yourself of the awe of watching a spider spin its web on a bright summer day. Your curiosity caused you to really look at something closely. You didn't judge the spider as good or bad, you just noticed it with all your attention.
Noticing a spider now might send you running for a fly swatter or someone less timid to eliminate it from your awareness. So choose something more pleasant to your awareness. Choose to notice something that pleases your eye and your heart.
A favorite person? A favorite place? A steaming cup of warm liquid? Clouds rolling by?
Notice how easy it has become to attach a judgment upon any of these things. That person has flaws. That place is far away. That liquid cost too much. Those clouds may bring rain or snow or gloom.
Release the judgement! Just notice and observe.
As you notice without judgment, you become aware of so much more! This awareness heightens as you increase your ability to enjoy the noticing! Can you allow yourself to just breathe and be?
You will find us here.
Do you remember the Bedazzled gizmo? You could apply sparkly’s to anything and everything.
Today I’m feeling a bit Bedraggled.
Weird dreams, aches and pains that didn’t really keep me awake, but were in the realm of awareness all night. Even coffee didn’t sound appealing. (I know! Right!?!)
So, as I muddled though the morning and typed out today’s message from the Ancient Ones, I began to see the honey-like light pouring down into me. I took a bit of a break and suddenly found myself cleaning the bathroom. Hadn’t planned on doing that, just found myself doing that task with a new essential oil cleaner I’d just mixed up.
Now, I’m not sure if it was the new cleaner making an old task “fun” (cleaning the bathroom = fun?!?) or if it was the energy influx, but I can guarantee you it wasn’t will power or determination. I hadn’t even really considered taking on that task.
So, if you haven’t read the Ancient Ones message yet, I strongly encourage you to do so! I’m feeling much better – effortlessly!
I still have a ways to go to being my normal, joyful self, but I’m a long ways from where I was an hour ago. Just because I felt bedraggled, doesn’t mean I cannot become bedazzled! And I don’t even have to work on it. No “efforting” involved. No whining involved. No suffering involved.
It’s that simple. Even for the little stuff. It’s not the end of the world nor a huge tragedy. I just was running low on energy. By asking, allowing, and visualizing that warm, glowing golden light to flow down into my soul, I’m regenerating/rejuvenating/restoring my energy fields.
My normal routine would have called for a stern talking to myself about what I’m doing wrong. You can imagine how productive that usually is. . . not.
Where ever you are today . . . How ever you are today . . . Take a moment for yourself. Rather than using that time to beat yourself up, how about an energy break instead? Ask for assistance. God (Divine Source, Higher Power, All That Is . . .Whatever) sends this golden light to you. See this energy flowing into your being. I noticed it flowing into every cell of my body. I don’t know where the soul resides, so I just allowed the energy to flow where it wanted to go. As it flowed in, it swept away exhaustion and the bedraggled energy.
I know it will be wise to rest today. I have a sense that clarity will come to me to assist me in shifting even more. I feel I can rest with peaceful and gentle energy rather than self-loathing and bitter reproach. I bet I rest much better as a result.
How will you use this golden energy?
If you want to share your results, you can email me at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you!
We hear you as you request help and assistance.
You need not be in times of distress to receive assistance. We are happy to help even in the little things when things are going well. It is easier for our assistance to come to you when you are outside of the stress zone. Your stress sets up an energy barrier that we must break through to bring to you what your heart requires.
This is not to say that we cannot hear you in times of stress - rather we hear you and rush to intercede and your energy of distress slows us down a bit. Bringing calm into your awareness allows our energy to break through more quickly. We can bring you additional peace and calming along with the guidance and assistance you seek.
We tell you this so you will recognize that the delay in bringing you assistance is not our unwillingness nor our inability to assist.
Nor do we wish for this to burden you unnecessarily. Just know the help is coming. The more relaxed you can allow yourself, the faster you will sense it, know it and implement it.
Are you wondering how to slip into a place of ease when distressed? Sometimes humanity believes that if they are not stressed the event is not important. The more distressed one becomes, the more importance you give an event.
Not necessarily so! Your physical experience of an event may be profound and yet no one around you would know because you retain the state of calmness even in a stress-filled event.
There is a peace that extends and exists beyond mortal understanding. This peace comes from Divine Source and is accessible to you at any time. We ask you to call upon this peace when distressed. It feels like warm honey pouring over and into your soul. Sweet and comforting. (not sticky - this energy does not slow you down.)
This gives you clarity of thought that escapes the distressed mind. This grants you awareness of opportunities and options that escape the distressed mind. This brings you assistance from the Etherial Realms immediately.
Angels of Peace bring this to you upon request. Divine Source pours forth directly to you. Actually, these are already flowing in times of distress, yet the troubled mind blocks this comfort.
This is not to say that your troubles are not important. Give these events the attention they are due. Attention of awareness rather than attention of distress.
This takes practice. The moment you notice you are distressed is the awakening moment. In that moment, request peace and receive not only peace, but clarity and assistance!
We walk with you in this.
Words change the course of history and the course of a person's life. Words also dis-empower and crush the spirit of a person.
Notice what words flow from your subconscious into your awareness. Those old words or judgments may have been bestowed upon you by your ancestors through generations. You have the power to release that and take on a new aspect of your own choice.
We ask that you find a word or phrase to focus upon as you go throughout your day/week. Seek for a word that holds inspiration rather than destruction. Sacred Pathway. Divine Timing. Sacred Observer. Bless and be Blessed. New Opportunity. Sacred Surrender (not giving up, just giving up the struggle or striving). Heart's Desire. Sacred Visions.
Seek a word or phrase that generates wellness rather than illness. I'm Improving. Each day is better and better. New Day - New Way. Strength in Grace. Breakthrough.
Can you feel the power of these phrases?
Now you can utilize these phrases to create a safety zone in your awareness. Any words or phrases spoken in judgment that contradict these words/phrases can be dismissed or rejected more easily. If you already have a soft spot for being judged, you may need to be more diligent in speaking your power words to yourself more often.
What happens here is two-fold. One, you generate a new energy field around yourself which requires you and the world around you to respond to you in a new and different way. Second, you instantly recognize words/phrases either spoken in your own mind or spoken to you that conflict with your chosen power words. This gives you the freedom and power to reject the energy embedded in the unwanted words or phrases.
Merely restating your power phrase sends energetic waves that disrupt and diminish the negative words/thoughts/phrases that come your way. At the same time, the restating of your power phrase resets your energy field again and re-harmonizes you to the energy you choose to manifest.
Your words hold great power. Use them wisely.