As 2018 Morphs into 2019…by Bryan Moss

2019..new beginnings. I find myself being very thankful and grateful. In retrospect, I’m thankful my insides were turned outward, sideways and upside down all last year. Peeling away the layers and layers of my ‘false self’ and revealing my True Self…I know that’s part of the journey. If I don’t do the journey, I don’t grow and learn more about myself.

**I’m grateful for my very dysfunctional family. In the grand scheme of things I know I’ve selected all of the players/actors in my 3D life for my growth. I’ve learned how to establish boundaries, let them go about their journey the way they wish to do it, and stop judging them and having expectations of them.
**I’m grateful I decided to sign up for the Heart Warrior program through transCodes, in March of 2016. Little did I know then the beautiful and loving relationships I’ve had the honor to develop with others in the transCodes community, with similar resonances to mine.
**I’m grateful to have learned what I’ve learned with energy work and how it relates to me.
**I’m grateful I respected and loved myself enough to kick myself in the butt to learn, not only energy work, but discovering new elements of my own energies.
**I’m grateful I’m starting to get the feeling of “letting go”. It feels like only in spurts, but at least it’s happening, and those moments are getting longer and longer.
**I’m grateful I’m finally giving myself permission to fuck up and not feel like a jerk whenever I do.
**I’m grateful I’m part of this website, which allows me a platform to share and perhaps prompt a visitor to go within for answers, and if they’re already on a journey, encourages them to continue on, no matter what the challenges are.
**I’m grateful for the obvious, and not so obvious, lessons Mother Earth continues to teach me.
**I’m at a point in my spiritual journey where I look forward to anything that’s NOT comfortable, in regards to myself, so I can learn from it.
**I’m grateful I’m not judging others, or situations, as much as I use too. For when you’re judging anything, all you’re doing is judging yourself, right?
**I’m grateful to “own” my journey and not blame my life’s circumstances on others.
**I’m grateful I can eventually laugh at myself whenever I screw up.
**Lastly, I’m grateful I Love myself…my True Self…a Light Being of Source.

May Peace and Laughter saturate your loving Soul throughout 2019.
Bryan…….the Light Being (batteries included)

A New Year Reflection of 2018 – by Shiela Reed

A year in review.. while there have been majorly significant events occur in my personal life, it has also been a year of major shifting of energies for everyone across time and space.

Our world is always changing and while there have been large shifts in history, this year is one of them for us in this lifetime. While this time is one of transformation, we all are feeling the mental, emotional, and even physical effects of the energetic shifts of the universe that we do not “see”… there is a HOPE for a future of peace.

There is such a natural desire to reflect and ponder on our year(s) past, while also dreaming into the next year and our future ones. Yet innately we know we cannot linger in either place too long. The memories of the past and the activities of the future only exist TODAY. And this is when we create our new awareness.

While it is important to have our moments and live in the experiences full of all kinds of emotions, I am reminded that my fears of losing memories and/or of not being able to control an outcome often sidetrack me from what I’m needing to be present for and truly save within my heart.

I have struggled this year with anger, frustration and loss. I have also found deep meaning and profound balance. I have found peace in solitude as well as my way back to interest in connecting with people of my own choosing. I have felt weak, sad, and alone but less lonely. I have felt fierce, strong, and confident.

My experiences have been many… there has been much self reflection and following of inner guidance. I have felt an incredible shift within myself and the collective as a whole. I’ve closed the year sharing a level of vulnerability that I have frequently been too uncomfortable to share, only to find my greatest strength.

Although the last few years of contemplation and self awareness work have been necessary and much needed. (Much like a winter slumber or change of season) I feel it is time for activity and movement… a time of positive change and fruition.

I am ever so grateful to have the new tools to appreciate one of the most heartbreaking times and then one of the most rewarding times of my life this year. (I will write on these at a different time when prompted to do so) Instead at this moment I am being asked to share this broader reflection and message of a year ending and a new year beginning.

My desire is to add positive energy to this year.. I hope to continue to grow more personally and increase the opportunities for sharing of my gifts of support and guidance to those that wish to have my assistance.

This year I encourage us all to spread kindness not gossip
Share love not hate
Allow all feelings, let go of the outcomes and enjoy the experiences by being present in each and every moment.

I hope you will join me…
Peace, Love, and Blessings to one and all

Shiela

December Message of the Month – Our Life

by Shiela Reed

Originally posted December 18th 2018  (how ironic that the website went down after posting this and I had to “reset it” to the the day before this – Dec 18th is the day my world started to change forever… I am glad to have been reminded to revisit this.. more true than I could have even imagined it was going to be.)

It’s our life after all… to make choices… for better or worse.. it will be “good” or not… we live it based on how we choose.

I’ve written before about choices …seems like a simple enough topic, yet when you really try to narrow it down it’s actually a lot more complicated than that. From an emotional standpoint of course, so it’s more about the “choosing” that’s complicated. The actual act of “The Choice” can be difficult but in reality the hard part is already done. Digging into the emotions, acknowledging the emotions, being aware of underlying things and not just being “reactionary”… yep, THAT’S the hard part.

So what is one to do? Today I find myself having these questions. I’ve had these questions before.. I find some answers.. I find more questions… today some of those things remain the same and some of those things I find something different…

One thing remains the same, and it’s the ME factor. I am the part that remains center to it all. Even when I feel far “off center”, it is still me. My own “good and bad” is defined my ME. My love, happiness, pain, suffering… is mine by my choosing. I’m learning to be ok with that. I’m also learning that when I’m NOT, then it is only ME that can dig around and find a new “definition”. Or a way to acknowledge what I’m going through and decide to FEEL it ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

No short cuts when we make a “choice”… if we do, then we miss the whole “lesson” or “learning moment” and it will just reappear in another place as a “new choice”….

I share this today as this year and month has been a challenge on many levels. Both for me personally and I know for many others. Not exactly “good” or “bad”, as I prefer to have a definition based on “opportunity”. Yet the “opportunities” this year have come with what feels like a “price”. And while that is true to me, I also realize it’s more about some of my own resistance and struggle to “DO the choices” while also acknowledging the need to keep moving forward toward NEW choices.

Although a bit cliche, it never gets old to me.. life is a dance, a journey, a cluster of experiences.. I “dance” and “go” where I want and where I choose. Our lives are built from experience to experience… it just gets hard sometimes to “see” because there are so many at once. (Thinking of another cliched phrase- but a bit opposite- “can’t see the trees, for the forest” instead of the “forest for the trees”)

Regardless, it’s OUR LIFE… Live it as well as you choose. While allowing the Grace to “go through it” even when it’s messy and hard and we desperately seek Peace, that deep down we already know is at the center of US.

May you find peace, blessings, and courage as we end this year and begin anew, with the spirit of embracing change and acceptance through the allowance of lifes path.

Much love
Shiela

 

A FEATHERED MESSENGER by Bryan Moss

A bird saved my life! Yes, you read this right. A tiny bird, like the size of a wren, saved my life. On a Thursday, after work, I was running an errand. The only parking spot from the store I was shopping at was a couple of blocks down from it. After parallel parking I was walking on the sidewalk and getting ready to cross a side street…. to continue walking towards my destination. At the edge of the curb of the street was a telephone pole’s shadow crossing the end of the sidewalk along that curb..Just as I was about to cross into the shadow and step off the curb, “Chirp!”, I noticed a tiny dark “blob” move from the side of the sidewalk towards me, coming from within the pole’s shadow. I stopped and noticed it was a wren. “Chirp” exclaimed the wren. She was looking up at me. Then she took a couple of more tiny steps and flew off. “WHOOSH!” A car had just then come from the main street’s side (my left) and took a fast, hard right turn cutting into the street curb I was about to walk off of!. Then it continued speeding on down that side street.
Then the realization hit me. If I hadn’t of stopped and noticed the “shadow” and heard her “Chirp!” I wouldn’t of stopped walking and probably would have been hit by that car!
I was, as they say, God smacked!!
As I reflect on this experience I’m very grateful for my fine feathered Friend/Angel. She taught/reminded this energy worker of a couple of things:

**Being Present…Reflecting on my spiritual journey there was a time when I would’ve blown off that “Chirp!” and kept walking as usual. Who knows? Maybe then I would’ve noticed the noise of that car and stopped and looked before stepping into the street? Maybe not. All I do know, on a first hand basis, is this time I noticed the “Chirp!” and looking below me was a tiny ball of a shadow within the larger shadow. Upon hearing the second “Chirp!” it registered that it was a bird, which eventually showed to be true as she walked into the sunlight. I gradually learned about the virtues of being present after I started meditating for a while. Then I found it gradually worked it’s way into other areas of my life.

**Be Supportive:…All life emanates energy and is interconnected one way or the other. Support one another, some way and some how. You don’t need a lot of money. Smile to someone as they cross paths with you. Pausing and allowing a car into the lane, even though it’s “ahead of you and then it’ll be in front of me”.

** Be Grateful Of EVERYTHING…My tactile senses seem to be more ‘sensitive’ since that day’s “saved by a bird”experience”. I’m on full ‘alert”, but not ‘alert’ in a fear based way. I guess I mean more heightened. A little hard to describe. So forgive me if I sound like a nut case.

All of these “messages” were delivered to me on my journey. Some would say God sent the little bird to save me. Others would say the bird was an angel in disguise watching over me. And yet others would comment how we’re all interconnected–trees, air, water, sky, animals, dirt, sand, flowers, grass, wind, fire, sun, moon, stars….and we’re all designed to be responsible and watch each other’s backs and be there for one another. Without prejudice, without judging, without ignoring one another. Regardless of our daily routine of distractions. Computers, cell phones, mirrors, social media, any kind of media, that tiny voice in our heads, traffic ALL have seeped into our lives slowly but surely. Becoming preoccupied in our “own” worlds we gradually loose any connection to anything alive, thus, we stop being present.
As an energy worker I view all energy as being in different levels/ways/forms (live’s experiences) while providing me the gift (lessons) of making choices. This is discernment on a whole different level.
Do I take the red pill or blue pill?
Do I blow off that piercing “Chirp!” and (without paying attention) keep walking into a speeding car?
I’m very humbled and grateful for these past hours of reflection. And humbly, I bow down to my fine feathered friend and say, “Thank you for the lessons!!”
Later gators,
Bryan

WHY THE HEART’S PATH?? by Bryan Moss

When sharing with others that I co-created a website called The Heart’s Path I’m often asked how the name came about. Instead of giving a “new agey” kind of explanation with a lot of “Peace..Love..Doves…” I thought I’d give a more 3d, scientific based answer to support that thinking/acting from our Hearts is the true path.
Conventional scientific data shows us the average adult heart beats over 100,000 time as day. Doing so, it circulates approx. 2,000 gallons of blood throughout 60,000 miles of veins, arteries and other blood vessels. In recent years, science has shown that pumping blood may not be our heart’s main purpose. While mainstream science has always regarded the brain as being the master, throughout the ages ancient traditions regarded the heart as the true master organ of emotion, thought, personality, and then some.
In the early 1990’s a scientific discovery was reported and published in the journal NEUROCARDIOLOGY. While studying the relationship between the heart and brain scientists discovered about 40,000 sensory neurites (specialized neurons) that formed a communication network within the heart itself. These 40,000 neurites are in addition to the neurons that exist in the brain, along the spinal cord, as well as other smaller organs. This illustrates the profound communication that exists within the human body. The scientists came to regard the heart as the ‘little brain’.
As mentioned before, the relationship of the heart within the human has been described in the scrolls and scriptures of some of the most ancient spiritual traditions. The role of the heart is realized to have heart-based wisdom known as heart-intelligence, intentional self-healing, access to super learning abilities, precognitive abilities, independent communication with other organs, and more.
They discovered the heart’s little brain can work in harmony with the cranial brain AND can work independently of the cranial brain to learn, think, recall, and even sense our inner and outer worlds on its own! This entirely makes sense as an energy worker because I’ve experienced how our cranial brain (ego/logic) can’t comprehend anything outside of its own realm. Where as the Heart (love) has no limits and has no problem accepting anything the way it is because it comes from no judgement and acknowledges the divinity and beauty in all things/experiences. Again, our cranial’s brain has limits. The Heart’s brain is limitless.
The game changer is the resonance of energy between the two. The cranial’s brain would love to keep us in its world of struggles and confusion and ‘superiority’. All low vibratory resonances and yet, no comparison to the Heart’s brain functions coming from the higher vibratory resonances of unconditional Love and Grace.
I find that these scientific discoveries definitely support the saying, “Coming from the heart…..”. When making choices in life listening to our intuition (feeling with our Heart) can bypass all of the mumbo jumbo brain noise in the head and can be considerably more accurate. So when it’s time to react in any given situation, instead of going on auto-pilot from logic, taking a pause, and thinking about how I would react if I came from the loving space of my Heart is proving to be more effective along my spiritual journey. At first it takes practice to retrain myself from taking knee jerk reactions/thoughts from my cranial’s brain. But slowly and surely I’m getting the hang of it and the rewards from asking my Heart what to do are limitless, and thus, taking me along “The Heart’s Path”..Peace you Beautiful Souls.

 

 

LETTING GO AND SURRENDER by Bryan Moss

 Every now and then I find myself reflecting on experiences in the past which helped me grow on my journey. I was thinking about how much us humanoids have a tendency to accumulate things. Thus, the “need” to have something. Some say you can’t get enough land, others collect knick knacks from buttons to automobiles, and yet some people do anything to acquire more money in any way, shape, or form. What are they looking for? Security? Safety?
 Over a year ago a MRI discovered “something” in my colon. Around 45 minutes after the MRI, in the time it took me to drive back to work and be working for a little while, a nurse calls me on my cell phone requesting me to see the doctor ASAP after seeing the MRI scan. (GULP!) I drop everything and GO!
 During the next thirty minutes or so it seemed like all of my past experiences, in this life time, flashed before my eyeballs. Every situation, person, object, possessions..I mean everything. Any grudges I still have (like with my brother since the spring of 2016), the extra, unused clothes in my closet, my ‘favorite’ knick knacks, some of my cherished wood carvings/sculptures, the rude coworker I put up with, my wallet, how recent is my cell phone, my books, my plants….all of these ‘meaningful’ things/situations/objects turned into blah, blah, blah….POOF! Instantaneously, they had no meaning at all. What became important for me was Self<–>Love. And not in an egotistical way. Self Love as in accepting and being grateful for the opportunity to be who I am. A loving child of Source.
 I AM THAT I AM.
 Within thirty minutes, between leaving work, driving, and the doctor entering the room– I had Let Go of the 3D world. All of the ‘importance’ of anything and everything didn’t mean anything to me anymore. Experiencing and Feeling Love was the center of my being.
 Thirty minutes later the doctor walks into the exam room and pulls up the MRI results onto the screen. “This is an infection”, stated the doctor, “and we’re afraid it could turn into colitis. I’ll give you antibiotics to take for it for the next 10 days. You should schedule a colonoscopy ASAP.”
  I didn’t come out of that exam room bummed out and beating myself up over the symptoms. Instead, I knew from my energy training and feeling that in allowing Self Love, I was safe and could get this handled. The doctor said the MRI Tech made a comment that he was surprised I noticed the infection going on in my colon when the infection was in it’s very early stages. I attribute that to all of the self management energy training I’ve been partaking in since March of 2016. Six weeks later (the earliest available time I could get a colonoscopy scheduled) the test results were clean as a whistle.
 “See you in another ten years”‘ said the doctor.
 It’s those last five minutes of that thirty minute travel period I recall the feelings of—-importance morphing into unimportance, neediness morphing into neutrality, which morphed into allowing myself to feel LOVE increasing the more I Let Go and Surrendered every/anything. I felt light as a feather (even lighter, if possible) by the time I parked in the underground structure, took the elevator to the 2nd floor, and viewed the MRI’s results. And I discovered waves of compassion filling my Heart for Everything. I totally let go and gave everything to Source. All of the material 3D stuff didn’t matter. Nothing. Compassion filled my 4th chakra. And all of this beauty from within my Heart. Not just thinking about it all, but Feeling everything.
  Thank you for letting me share.
Humbly yours,
 Bryan

A Labor Day message

Thoughts on Labor Day – America is already pretty great

by Shiela Reed

Despite our mistakes (for which we continue to learn) America is already great… (thanks John McCain for reminding us of this)

As I personally reflected on the funeral services of Senator McCain, I was reminded of a belief I have always carried deep in my heart. We must truly LOVE at our core, to be able to grow through hard times. I must love myself, despite my short comings and be willing to grow,  while along the way I need to feel HOPE for what lies ahead. When we are in that kind of “divine space”, we naturally can show this same graciousness to others. This is true of my own journey as well as the path of my country/nation.

We have MUCH to be thankful for and much to continue to learn and grow from. When we choose to focus on how far we have come by accepting and acknowledging our “mistakes”, misguided choices, and need to “remember” ALONG WITH having goals, visions for “better”, and HOPE for the future, we can be united.
If we choose to focus ONLY on the mistakes or how far we still have to go or have a desire to “erase” our history, we will tend to be divided.

It is much like our own individual energetic work, if we become stuck in the past, we will tend to be “depressed” as we lament over “what could have or should have been”.   It’s an ego illusion and trap.   Just as if we become so focused on the future there is a tendency to become overly anxious, nervous and fearful. Another ego trap…  both of which cause us to miss opportunities we have today.  

As with anything, there is a need for balance of the two. We cannot have a “peaceful” life of our own if we do not find our way to our hearts center and allow for the two to become one… yes, we want memories and we want to “learn” from our past. We would not want to ignore or “erase” those realities nor do we want to become “stuck” there as if they were the “best of days” only – otherwise we limit and stifle what comes next and the possibilities of “newness” in our future.  At the same token, we evoke fear if we only worry about the future and thus try so hard to “control” everything in it’s pursuit.

Maybe instead of always pointing out the “bad”, the mean, the hate… we could focus more on the “good”, the kindness, and the love that is all around us. Again, yes, it may not be “wise” to ignore an obvious “negative” situation and to “defeat” it and decrease the growth of it, for which the “light” may need to be shined upon it by “calling it out”… but it is THE WAY in which it is done and from where WE individually CHOOSE to do it… the spirit of our intentions is what will guide the growth of the outcome.

If it is out of love, then even the firmest of stances are heard and felt differently than of it is from an ego illusion based place of fear, hate, and/or judgement.

So on this US holiday for which we tend to reflect as both a nation and as individuals, I share my own hope that we all are able to be “open” enough to hear our hearts and share a deeper level of love that embraces commonality rather than division.  We can be firm in our ” heart based boundaries” with love and kindness. We can very much coexist even with differences.. after all, that is what makes us truly humbly grateful within ourselves and ultimately great together.

Peace, love, and blessings to all
Shiela

Compassion before Judgement

by Shiela Reed

Think before speaking.. sounds like it should be easy right?

Well, not always…  when tragedy strikes everyone tends to be so quick to jump to conclusions. Everyone has opinions, but that’s all they are, they rarely have all the information, yet they pass it around like they have all the answers and know it all or have always made correct and perfect decisions themselves.

Why does everyone have to pass judgement so quickly when there is always more to a story? It’s sad that all the opinions and rhetoric rarely ends up changing anything. In actuality we end up spending so much more time crushing, demoralizing, and knocking people down rather supporting and building each other up.   Where is the compassion for a fellow lost sole?  Or for ALL involved, even the ones we classify as being “their fault”?

As an energetic empath/sensitive these days I am actually more saddened and effected by HOW people are treating each rather than the events and disasters that occur. It’s interesting how easy it is to accept the sadness when there doesn’t appear to be anyone to blame. (i.e. natural disaster) But in reality, we tend to dig really hard to find SOMEONE to blame and condemn.

Is this a part of the human condition that we can never escape from? Are we “destined” to live in hate, fear, and judgement? Honestly I don’t think everyone is. There are plenty of people trying hard to NOT live like that because they don’t want to. But sometimes it’s overwhelming so it seems easier to hide and be silent. No, there isn’t really a reason to “shout from the roof top” that hey look “I AM RIGHT”!   It’s pointless if it ends up feeding a fight or battle or debate that has no end. Everyone chooses. The end…

So share a different view point, stance, or “opinion” in a loving, kind, genuine way, WITHOUT an outcome expectation that the “masses will see it my way” because THAT is when you are most likely sharing from your heart and likely to be heard…

I tell ya, I wish it didn’t seem so hard to “live in peace” all the time, but I recently heard a good reminder about how without the differences (in thoughts and opinions in this case) that everything would already be construed as “perfect” because it would all be the same.

Thinking on that puts it in perspective – because depending on the group you are part of, their definitions seem “perfect” to them and they want others to be like or with them… so it’s great when we think and act alike, and agree but we just don’t seem to know how to handle it when we don’t.

Although this too is just “an opinion”, one of which you may or may not “agree” with, it’s hoped that it sparks additional thought in your mind because in the end, one of the best things we can do is quiet our mouths long enough to listen and hear and contemplate about other possibilities before we jump to our own and assuming it as the “only way” or “right” one.

For me, this is one of the best parts of writing… it forces me to slow down, think about my words, and what I’m really trying say from my heart.  So, take your time… with yourself and others before putting something “out there” that you can’t take back.

I hope for compassion without judgement for us all.
Blessings and peace

Shiela

It’s ALL Backwards by Bryan Moss

 

 Concerning 3D life in general, everything’s backwards.
                        COLLECTIVE SOCIETY / THE MAJORITY:
 We’re raised to believe ‘blood is thicker than water’, ‘put your loved ones before yourself’, ‘only professionals can help you’, ‘plan every step into the future, that’s the only way to succeed’, ‘you need to force your way to get results’, ‘life’s goal is enlightenment’, ‘the powers to be have your best interest in mind’, ‘don’t reflect on the past, just move ahead’, ‘showing anger and sadness isn’t being spiritual’, ‘standing your own ground is being selfish’, ‘worry about what others think of you’, ‘war and violence is part of being human’, ‘your “higher power” is only “out there” somewhere’, ‘you have to prove yourself “worthy” to be loved by your “higher power”, ‘only others can give you approval’, ‘meditation is for yogas and monks’, ‘go with the crowd’, ‘ignore your past’, ‘agree to do everything’, ‘you need to figure it out’, ‘an eye for an eye is the only justice there is’, ‘everybody is out to get you’……
                      THE AWAKENED WARRIOR:
 …realizes taking care of one’s needs first, so she/he has a balanced life, is a good solid base to start with. If you put others before yourself, energetically you risk falling apart physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually because you’re all ‘spent’. Then what good are you for them, or for yourself, to begin with?  Taking time to consolidate one’s energy is the first step on one’s journey. Once that foundation is established you can then decide whom to help when and where.
 The A.W. (Awakened Warrior) has learned expending his/her energy on ‘planning ahead’ and ‘mapping out every single step’ is wasted energy. The A.W. welcomes the journey of the unknown. Knowing that life is energy in different forms and it’s always changing, the A.W. embraces the unknown knowing it is useless to try to control any outcome.
 The A.W. realizes the force that created her/him is the same force within their Hearts, thus not having to give away any power and energy to anyone or thing ‘out there’. They know that any answer required is always carried within the divinity of the Heart.
 The A.W. walks in humbleness and gratefulness knowing any power required resides within the Heart’s loving chambers. Coming from there, the A.W. is never ashamed, guilty, or afraid to shed a tear in sadness or joy. Being able to express the Truth, when it is felt that Truth needs to be expressed, becomes a habit.
 The Awakened Warrior recognizes the loving soul in everyone, no matter how f____d up they may appear to be.
 The A.W. knows that “everything is perfect the way it is” and doesn’t have to use force of any type, for the power and wisdom of the Creator’s Heart is boundless and patient.
 The A.W. realizes it isn’t about going on the journey to achieve anything (hello? does that new agey word<cough> ‘enlightenment’ ring a bell?).
 The goal ISN’T enlightenment. The goal IS the journey.
 The A.W. learns to transmute any hurt and pain into lessons of wisdom. That being said, the A.W. embraces looking into the childhood years in order to reframe those experiences, as needed, to continue to grow on the journey. For she/he knows that to ignore those childhood experiences will only continue to bring more pain in the future and prevent any further spiritual growth. The A.W. knows not to be hard on her/his self as they realize any misgivings unto others, or one’s self, they created in the past.
 The Awakened Warrior has learned that the key to true love and knowledge is meditating, feeling, and enacting from her/his Heart. When the crowd panics and starts to run, the A.W. BREATHES, remains CALM, and quietly walks the other way. Nothing to fear. Nothing to hide. Choice and actions from the Heart are effortless and clear.
The Awakened Warrior’s true sword is her/his Heart. The A.W.’s true power is stillness and reflection.
 The CON JOB: As we grow up, we’re programmed to think like the Majority/Collective Society (Matrix) via their political, economical, religious and electronic programming. It’s all designed to let us be taken care of by ‘them’. You’re expected to ask no questions. You’re expected to rely on others and slowly give away any responsibility you were created to enjoy. And before you know it you have given up any power you could of claimed your own.
 PAY ATTENTION: The Awakened Warrior comes to realize if your interested in being truly free:
 EVERYTHING Is Backwards. Think about it.

July message of the Month – Independence and Freedom

by Shiela Reed

Independence and Freedom

I woke the morning of July 5th 2018 to thoughts of independence and freedom and what that means. It seems like it should be a simple concept, one that you would think we would all have a similar definition for.  But just as most things do, there are often multiple layers.

I was thinking about the different feelings that came up with these words and I became aware that while there is an individual component, there must also include some form of a connection to the collective and others.
I couldn’t help but think about what this looks like for different people as well as different groups of people. Even in how we believe individually that we are or are not connected to others.

This seems to be what happens every day in our lives. The ebb and flow of personal interaction with self and others. All based on our current views. But what does independence for me or you look like? What does freedom look like? How does that shape our environment and the world we live in? Is there a difference in how we define independence and freedom vs how others do? What would it look like in our world if we were always looking for what we are not getting or how we are always wronged by others? Or if we looked at what we already have and appreciated it and how people are doing their best and not out to hurt us?

This really makes me think about what I contribute to my day based on how I’m defining terms that seem like we would all agree on, but I realize we don’t. Then what?
Does one person’s idea/desire/definition of independence and freedom restrict another? Does it have to? How do we know?
I find that I struggle with this just like many people I’m sure. I bring it up as something to ponder, not as if I have an answer. It’s actually pretty heavy to think about, which may be why some just stay within their own views and do not consider that their definition may be in direct opposition to someone else’s definition.

I then ended up thinking about how individually – beyond this life time – we end up having “independence and freedom” from this world/body/the physical – yet we are currently a part of a whole and collective and there is likely a more “universal” definition which maybe we do not or cannot fully see.   After all, as we live among others, there is an underlying natural need to be connected and supported. However if we end up choosing to break that down into smaller and smaller “groups”, we risk missing a level of deeper connection and purpose… that which reaches the depths of our true soul/self and divine creation.

Maybe this is another piece of what we will “know” on the other side… in the meantime I am reminded that we are all just trying to make it and doing the best we can, so if we add a little compassion for others, we are bound to feel it in return.  And in the end we hopefully remember that what we focus on grows and realize it’s important to make note of what feels right in our heart and when something doesn’t, we can acknowledge it and lovingly release it – letting it go past us without holding it.
For me this is where independence lives and true freedom begins.

Peace and Blessings

Shiela