Powerful Love! – Jamye Price

Friendship Painting - Ginnie Sascalia at Etsy

Friendship Painting – Ginnie Sascalia @ Etsy

***

Hello Powerful Love!

I love to sit quietly in the morning and meditate. I’m not someone that can sit and focus for long periods of time, though I know those that do. I used to think that something was wrong with me, but I was taught to recognize the different types of meditation and how different people flow (ha! I typo’d “glow” there!) in different ways. Life thrives with diversity.

I often start “hearing” (listening) when I meditate. Because I go into a state of connection, sometimes information starts to flow, though I’m not trying. I became astute at recognizing the difference of when my mind is chattering versus when information is connecting. It’s more natural to us than we often realize. This week’s Areon channeling is a great aspect of that connection.

I love this channeling because they go into some profound detail about the energy of listening and why many may resist it.

I found listening became a huge component in my life when I began doing healing work on myself and others. To have the courage to listen to yourself, to listen to challenging information, and even to listen to the truth of Love takes practice.

I found I love to listen because I love to learn. Sometimes (not always!) we have to listen to things we don’t like or don’t want to hear, but it’s always worth the learning. Perhaps you’ve heard my story of having the “We told you so” (non-physical) Guides? I love them. Most of the time. ;o)

I’ve noticed a feeling of lack of focus in the collective energies lately. If that is affecting you, a great way to focus is to get quiet and listen. Listen for Love. It’s always so worth the learning!

Have a great week!

Much Love,
Jamye

As you evolve into a being that is consciously connected with the subtle realms, it is important to embody that within your human experience. You are working to establish a strong inner connection, your inner stillness. From that strong inner connection, you interact with the world around you in a different way—through empowered Love.

Discovering your inner stillness creates a connection point. With practice, you notice an increase in your intuition, your understanding, and your creative flow with life. While this inner connection increases your ability to interact with the subtle realms, most importantly, it changes your human interactions. That is how you create change in your physical realm.

As you interact with others, the way to practice that stillness with interaction is to listen. Listen. Listening is the still point between human connections. It is where you genuinely receive the energy of another.

For some, the energy of listening has become confused with obedience, or lack of choice. Unconscious patterns of disconnection in communication have been created in order to maintain a sense of power.

Listening is for those that feel safe enough to expand. Sometimes expansion means giving up something that felt familiar and safe. Listening is for your personal, internal expansion. It is not a mechanism of agreement, it is a mechanism of connection.

How often do you speak and yet not feel heard? Many times in conversation, one may not be speaking in the moment, yet they are not truly listening either. They are preparing a rebuttal, relating information to the self, or thinking about something different altogether.

When you listen deeply, you will hear much more than the words that are said or even the body language. You will begin to hear the Love—the essence of another being wanting to come forth into the world.

Currently, many people interact from fear or wanting fulfillment that they do not know how to fulfill within. Consequently, there is a push and a pull from them that can become painful, tiring, annoying or frustrating. It tests your inner strength not to be pushed or pulled by the outside world.

But for one that listens, that Love is expressed. It is silent. It may or may not look pleasant in the moment, but it is Love expressing. It is Love calling forth to be strengthened within. Your inner connection is a connection into the infinite self. That is the infinite well-spring of Love that creates, and it is within you.

As you nurture your inner strength through stillness, the push and pull of another does not push or pull you off balance. It meets the soft flow of your emotion. It is the difference between putting your hand into a wall, or putting your hand into water. As you listen and interact with an inner strength of stillness, you are flexible like the water and not shocked by the force, the push/pull, of another.

Listening is Connection by Areon the Lyran Council of Time

When another human meets your inner strength of Love, they are interacting with a being who feels nurturing and replenishing. You are just flowing along like water—responsive to Life, but not imbalanced by others. That is the difference of empowered Love.

Inner Stillness Shapes the Outer World

You will discover that as you observe things going on around you, you will be hearing into the fears that push and pull humanity. You will be holding your safe shores. That responsive sand that allows the flow to occur.

You will recognize that your awareness has more of a stabilizing energy flow to it. Things will begin to shape around you in ways that may not be obvious to another, but because of that internal strength and that connection that you now have with your infinite self, you will see the patterns forming. You are listening to Life.

You will recognize that though you have not tried to control someone into a pleasing behavior, they begin to become it. You will begin to see clues of your focus coming to fruition. As you observe the biggest challenges that humanity is experiencing now, you will also, if you look and listen closely, be able to find its opposite, its solution.

Your inner strength is beginning to affect the world more directly, though this is invisible at first. It is not all on your shoulders, it is for each to create. Yet it is natural to humanity, for you are truly connected.

Listening Creates a Flow of Love

This time right now is offering you such support as you change. That is what these times are, wonderful exercise as you work your inner stillness into more strength. Listening connects your inner strength of Love to the outside world.

As you strengthen within and control your inner realm, it will not feel as if it is controlled, it will feel as if your Love is unleashed.

That is how you recognize your inner strength. Not because everything is perfect, but because everything feels invigorating, even in challenge. That is your creative movement at play. Play. That helps you enjoy this process and keep your movement flowing.

As you play with these waves of Life, you find the flow of these waves moving you along. Instead of feeling pushed or pulled, you feel incredible movement, knowing the soft sands of safe shores are available to you. It is just a little beneath the wave that you are riding at the moment.

These are exciting times, and your drive of creativity and connection is part of what is helping you to begin to shape your inner world more. Life is eager to respond to your creativity. Connect with it. Listen to it. Find your still point of connection within. Life will meet you there.

All Roads Lead to Home – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Buddha

unknown artist

***

All Roads Lead to Home

A few days ago, I said that mine was the awareness path and so I probably would not be seeing a form of God or a transcendent Light.

Rather my awareness would deepen in a transformative way.

However, I remarked, all roads lead to Home.

I’d like to expand on that remark.

Sri Ramakrishna, an avatar who lived in Calcutta in the mid-Nineteenth Century, explained that all genuine paths lead to God:

“Let each man follow his own path. If he sincerely and ardently wishes to know God, … he will surely realize Him. “(1)

God Himself, he taught, arranged the various paths to take into account our different levels of knowledge and different temperaments:

“God Himself has provided different forms of worship. He who is the Lord of the Universe has arranged all these forms to suit different men in different stages of knowledge.

“The mother cooks different dishes to suit the stomachs of her different children. Suppose she has five children. If there is a fish to cook, she prepares different dishes from it — pilau, pickled fish, fried fish, and so on — to suit their different tastes and powers of digestion.” (2)

He reassured us that, if we transparently seek God, we can confidently take up a new path. We needn’t worry about offending Him through imperfect efforts:

“Suppose there is an error in worshipping the clay image; doesn’t God know that through it He alone is being evoked? He will be pleased with that worship.” (3)

My corollary to that view is that, just as the Divine Mother cooks different dishes for her devotees, so how they see or realize her will differ.

The reason I raised the matter was that, when my time came to see or know the Self, I experienced the space of it. Yes, my attention was arrested by the placid face of a man. But it wasn’t the face that caused the deepening of awareness. It was recognizing the space “around” him or in which he was ensconced or that was associated with him.

And the predominant characteristic of that space was peace.

If we sang devotional songs to the Mother at our altar, with a symbolic picture of her, chances are she’d grant our wish and, in a transformative way, we’d “see” her form.

If we pray to and meditate on the Sri Yantra or the Flower of Life, we may see sacred-geometrical forms, revealing great truths about the universe, perhaps.

The natural outcome of the particular spiritual practice I engage in is a deepening experience of awareness or consciousness, at some point as the basic substratum of everything and no different than love.

***

The experience I had and that I’m referring to here Hindus would call “spiritual awakening” and Buddhists would call “stream-entering” – an event associated with the kundalini reaching the fourth chakra.

That doesn’t mean that, after that initial revelatory experience, followers of the awareness path might not see a form of God, or the formless God, etc. I said at the time that I’d had other spiritual experiences that day, which I’d rather not talk about because they were not part of my path and I didn’t know what to make of them.

I actually still don’t feel comfortable talking about them. But the point I want to make is that, after the revelatory experience, things may happen which are not “on our path.” I found myself in circumstances which were strange and unfamiliar to me as a student of awareness.

So don’t be surprised if you have a different experience than I. Don’t let it confuse you. I assert that we get the experience that is – not the destination but – a waystation on the path we’ve been travelling.

Footnotes

(1) Nikhilananda, Swami, trans. Vivekananda: The Yogas and Other Works. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1953, 30.

(2) Nikhilananda, Swami, trans., The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1978; c1942, 81.

(3) Ibid., 80.

***

Buddha

unknown artist

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/03/13/roads-lead-home/