SAY YES TO YOURSELF by Bryan Moss

I’ve noticed many people on the spiritual path don’t have an issue when it comes to helping others in need, it’s when asked if they’ve accepted and love themselves they tend to give some interesting reactions.
The most common reaction is one of being slightly annoyed, responding with an empty, “Of course I accept and love myself.”
Some people are caught off guard with that question because they never even thought about the subject.
Then some people look at you with, “What do you mean?

THE TRUTH IS many on the spiritual journey aren’t used to accepting and giving themselves love. Don’t get me wrong, most have noble intentions and mean well. However, they’re always projecting love out to others first. Like being on auto-pilot. They believe that their sole duty is to serve others, putting themselves on the back burner.

I know I’m going to catch a lot of flack for what I’m going to say next, but these are my true feelings and I wouldn’t be true to my soul if I sugar-coated what I believe just to make readers happy.

In my opinion “sacrifice” is a dirty nine-letter word. I think sacrificing oneself is the ego’s way of making someone feel like they’re special. On a “special mission” to save mankind. To be a “holy hero” among fellow souls. I’ve touched on this in different ways in my previous writings. Putting yourself on the back burner shows you don’t really care about your own well being. Think about it. What difference can you make for others when you don’t care enough to tend to your own needs? What good are you? If you don’t care of your own business first how are you going to be able to give the full, proper attention to anyone else? And I mean taking care of yourself on all levels. Emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually. Getting enough rest, enough water intake, proper nutrition, exercising on a regular basis, having a regular meditation routine, the list goes on.

Self -Love is NOT about loving yourself, it’s about learning the truth about yourself. Read that line again and let it really sink in. Self-Love is NOT about loving yourself, it’s about LEARNING THE TRUTH ABOUT YOURSELF. And ONLY then, when you begin to learn the truth about yourself, can you begin to accept, forgive, and then love yourself FIRST. Only then can you move on and compassionately give that acceptance, forgiveness, and love to others.

It’s no big secret that you can’t accept another person’s faults until you’ve accepted similar faults within your own self. The energetic rule of thumb is, if someone is doing something that makes you angry, or hurt, or even slightly irritated, then you most likely have those same qualities in you that are unresolved. We’re all mirrors of one another. Our egos don’t want us to acknowledge this but it’s true.

The same applies to forgiveness. Have you ever been told by someone they forgive you and it seems ‘robot-like’? It’s just because ‘they’re spiritual’ and this makes them bigger than you because, after all, that’s what spiritual people do is forgive? Start taking an honest look at yourself. Notice any shame or guilt you kept stored inside you for months or most likely YEARS. The stuff you can’t seem to look at again. But do it with a soft eye and remember at that time you handled the experience the best you could. Even if you knew at the time it was a stupid mistake, then acknowledge you made a stupid choice. This is when you begin to take true responsibility for yourself. Forgive yourself for any harm you did at the time, whether it was to yourself or others. Only then can you unconditionally start forgiving others and grow during your journey.
Accepting the truth about yourself is the only way you can even begin to accept the truth about others. It’s not even about two sides of the coin, coming from Yourself vs. Them. The truth is people life is a one-sided coin. We all deal with the same experiences in different shapes and forms. The sooner you wake up to that fact the sooner you’ll begin to eliminate frustration and victimhood from your path.

Here’s another line I’ll probably get grief over: You’re wasting your time giving to others until you unconditionally give to yourself. Everything I’ve previously said applies to this fact. Be vigilant in rediscovering all of the corners in your shadow’s closet. But do it without judging yourself. Acknowledge it and move on. You don’t need permission from anyone to liberate those hidden emotions within. Let me put it this way…..you’re eventually going to do it anyway. Whether it’s now from your own honest efforts or on your death bed. Most people, out of fear, wait until circumstances appear that have them contemplating all of this for months, weeks, days, and at times..moments before they know they’re going to die. It’s only then they realize all of those ‘hidden truths’ were not that important to keep hidden. It’s only then they realize all of the wasted effort and energy it took for them NOT to be truthful with themselves. All of that effort and energy….which could’ve been utilized in more supportive and productive ways, for themselves, and then for others.

DON’T WAIT. Don’t procrastinate in taking a look at the truth of yourself. The number one dreaded enemy of procrastination is “the sooner the easier”.
Say “YES” to discovering all of the truth about yourself.
Why wait?

December message of the month:  Endings, Beginnings, and Powerful Energy

December message of the month:  Endings, Beginnings, and Powerful Energy

By Shiela Reed

There has been so much going on the last few months it seems that as I ebbed and flowed through my own world and life, I realized no solid “message of the month” came to me in November.  I was very tuned in to my own Golden Jubilee birth month and the afterglow from an incredible journey to Europe – specifically United Kingdom and Ireland the previous month, that well….  I just accepted that nothing lengthy came of it.  Yet a few inspirational things I jotted down may be of significance –

November 1st – Don’t get caught up in comparisons:  whether with others or your own thoughts of an ideal past or future life.  It will only bring you down and you will suffer ego illusions.  Tricking you into thinking you have a “bad life”.

Our life is our own, we have the things to learn, we have things to see, and we are here in an effort to become aware and pay attention to it all at our own pace.

November 26th – “Feel more Blessed than Stressed – by having a heart full with gratitude”

So it seemed that with a sense of very clear “ending” in many aspects for November – there was an equal and balanced feeling of “new beginnings” right around the corner coming into December.  I was also reminded of a past reflection regarding the “power of intention” and the importance of remembering the true level of power that is actually behind them, even if we are not fully aware of them.  It can take us far into any direction – and although there is no “judgement” about it, we tend to say that there is a positive or negative associated with it, depending on what we see as the outcome.

The energies behind our intentions are very powerful… even if we don’t consciously notice or see them.  This also plays a part in what pulls us to our Future or ties us to our Past and thus can “make or break” our current moments in life.

So use it wisely, be aware, consider it thoroughly and make the choices that are true to you, helping you to be the best version of YOU and thus supports the higher good.  This is a strong support for both the ending and beginning.

November and December bring endings and beginnings

In the midst of endings often it is hard to remember that there is always an opening for new beginnings.  We just need to sometimes remember to trust in that.  It is interesting that November was already showing this “ending” and December was showing new beginnings since we are so usually focused on this at the actual end of the year.  But this shift has been significant for a reason.  The type of energy field that is transitioning is doing so as a kind of “final hurrah” as the new year will be bringing very different forms of thinking, processing, and “doing” in general.  There is still a huge learning curve to contend with, but the way I am understanding this to play out from November to December is specifically to give us a really clear “heads up” and kind of “last chance” to get some stuff in order and be more clear.  (revisit the above about the power of our intentions for example 😉)

Lots going on December 2019

While the feeling of change from November to December has been big and it has felt like the change of a year… with THAT still yet coming our way!

My research and promptings tell me to pay extra attention around the full moon (see link below), new moon, and year end change this year.  While there are always elements of significance with annual year shifts, this one feels as if it is meant to be a year of “new beginnings” creating a “new base” from which we will each build our new future.  So paying closer attention to where and how we spend our time and who with is important, because they all will have a lasting impact on our futures.

This is also true of where and how we spend our money.  Supporting places and/or things that do not fit with our own inner truths- will result in more of a noticeable sense of “pain” in some way because it violates our inner integrity and that is going to be more and more impossible to “ignore”.

I personally am making note of the need to pay attention to my own promptings even more than usual and trust them without question.  I have started that this month and while it would seem to usually be uncomfortable, there is a level assuredness- that helps me just “know” it is necessary, it is true, it will be well.  Even though I can feel elements of chaos floating all around me, I feel a strong sense of “due north” for myself right now.

Specifically- I’m tuning in to some additional training’s, speaking up, and looking at how setting my boundaries in all areas in the next few weeks is very necessary.  I feel the importance of connecting to astrological information,  and furthering my use of my crystals, oils, and natural elements.  This seems to be a good “training time” for us all.

So far, by already doing this, I have felt and seen movement in terms of what is coming into view for the next year and how that is and will be part of my expanding energy guidance and healing practice.

It continues to amaze me at the state of awareness I find myself blessed to be a witness to and how my heart knows already there is a benefit of this all, that it will be a greater help and support to others than I can even see or imagine.  It is there… in the future.. waiting for me.  I will arrive… see you soon. ❤

Here are a couple cool resources I found and have utilized that is interesting and speaks to much of this in greater detail if you are interested in deeper information.

FULL MOON energies https://www.moonomens.com/12-12-gateway-last-full-moon/

December energies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-7vdBI0kaU

Many blessings and much love –

Shiela

“Come To The Cliff” by Bryan Moss

In the late 1990s, I came across a poem shared by a metaphysician and philosopher Stuart Wilde. It spoke volumes to me and on one of my cross country visits I read it to my dad. Sometime later, in the early 2000’s, he called asking me to send him a copy of the poem.

Fast forward to December 2017, I was visiting dad. At the time dad was using the wheelchair on a regular basis. One evening, after dinner, he inquired about that poem again. I asked him why that poem made such an impression on him. He thought it illustrated one’s undying faith in our Creator.

I recently returned from my father’s funeral services. The minister asked that his family members submit their reflections of our father in writing, to insert into the service program and those attending could read them. At the conclusion of what I wrote, I included the following poem. As far as I know, the author is unknown.

I’d love to share that poem with you.

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COME TO THE CLIFF

“Come to the cliff,” he said.

They said, “But we’re afraid.”

“Come to the cliff,” he said.

They came.

He pushed them.

And they flew.

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