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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Message 7: Allow Others to Show their Love and Support

Show your love for others by allowing them to show love and live their own lives. Allow them to help you when you need it. Allow them to be compassionate. Allow them to make their own decisions and choices, to be responsible for their own lives. We are each on a different path on the Earth - love and respect the path that person is on, just as you would want them to love and respect your path.

"Wishin' We Had Poles" Oil, 12"x16" (c) Nancy Rynes

Just as we each have the desire to help others in need, others may want to help us when we need it. Let them. We can show our love or caring to others by allowing them to show love, kindness, or compassion back to us. 
Many of us push others away when all they want is to lend a helping hand. Why? Pride, ego, the fear of being seen as “unable” maybe. In many situations, the best thing might be to simply allow the help. It’s OK to not be strong and in control of everything all of the time. Allow space for others to be strong, to lend a hand, and to shine.
Helping each other starts the process of building a community around you, in Spirit. Allowing other people to help us is an act of love. Allow others to show love and support even if it’s in a small way. Leaving the space for others to be compassionate and giving, without ego or fear getting in the way, is a supreme act of love and trust on our parts. By allowing others to help us, we are helping them to live in the Spirit of the Light, to love as Jesus and Buddha and St. Francis loved. How wonderful is that?
Yes, taking responsibility for ourselves and being independent is important, but it’s just as important to come together to build a community in Spirit. If we look at what the word "community" means, we see:

Community:  Commun = shared
Unity: oneness, as one

Shared as one
Coming together as one

Communities in the truest sense of the word are groupings of people with a common bond, coming together, sharing as one. We might share a physical place, like a town, but we could also build a "community" around a shared goal or belief system. The community doesn't need to be a physical place; all it needs is caring, sharing, like-minded group of people coming together. When we share with others by lending a hand, we build a network of support, of caring, and of love. In the most ideal communities, members enable each other to be their best, and allowing others to be giving and generous is one way to enable and encourage the best in each other.
My Guide would like to inspire all of us to work a bit more at building communities of support, whether it's with friends, family, neighbors, church groups, or co-workers. She assured me that building them would make a positive difference in the lives of everyone.

More details, including my thoughts and some exercises in reaching out to others, are in the book: Awakenings from the Light.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Message 6: Allowing, Letting Go

Allow, let go, get out of your own way. Allow Spirit to have its way in your life. 

Have you ever had the feeling that a part of your life was an uphill battle? That no matter how hard you tried, something wasn't going the way you planned? Roadblocks and obstacles keep popping up out of nowhere. Things happen that seem to derail you. Yet you stubbornly continue on in the direction you laid out for yourself, hoping against hope that eventually it would all work out.
Sometimes it does.
But other times that struggling only digs the hole deeper beneath our feet. Sometimes that struggling gets in the way of us getting what we really need. More importantly, our struggles and stubbornness may get in the way of Spirit doing its best work in our lives!
Let it go. Let Spirit do its work in your life. 
Step back mentally and emotionally. Ask Spirit for assistance and for guidance. Ask to have light shed on the situation, to make what is really going on, or what you should do, clear and obvious. 
Have a dialog with Spirit. Let go, ask, and put your faith in Him.
What I learned during my time in Heaven is that letting go and allowing Spirit to work in our lives is vitally important. There, it's normal. The Beings there are very relaxed and in-tune with Spirit's direction. Letting go and "allowing" is just a part of existence in Heaven.

Spirit asks that we try to let go of our control a little more. Let go of the need to control every situation. Let go of attachment to specific outcomes. Letting go, and letting God work, might very well result in something even better coming into our lives than we had expected or imagined before!

Trying to control says that we really don't trust Spirit to do His work. The Divine has been handling this stuff for a very long time. At most, you have been at it for a few decades. Who do you think can handle it better? You or Spirit?
Let go, ask for clarity. Then trust. Spirit will make things clear to you if you step back and pay attention. He will handle the situation, or at least help it along, if you step aside and get out of the way.

Important note: If you are having strong thoughts of trying to harm yourself or someone else, are having recurring negative thoughts or nightmares, or truly can’t let go of a situation, please seek professional help.

More details, including my thoughts and some exercises in learning to let go, are in the book: Awakenings from the Light.

All content copyright Nancy Rynes, 2014. Please read disclaimer and Legal Notes here.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Message 5: We Are All Part of Spirit

Each one of us, all of us, all of creation, is a part of Spirit. 

My spirit Guide asks us to remember that as we look into the eyes of another human being, we are gazing on a part of Spirit. Spirit’s presence is a part of that person across the room. Spirit’s love lives in her heart. Spirit’s Joy suffuses his Spirit. And that person we are looking upon is special to Spirit, just as you are. 

We also need to keep in mind that we too are a part of Spirit and we need to treat ourselves that way. Spirit exists within you, and you exist within Spirit. Treat yourself like the wonderful embodiment of Spirit that you are. Be as compassionate with yourself as you are with others, or moreso. Be as loving to yourself as you are to others. 

Practice seeing Spirit within you. Look in the mirror, study yourself. Look into your own eyes as if they were the eyes of your love. Pretend for a moment that you are gazing on part of Spirit - because you are! What do you see? And more importantly, how does this make you feel? 

Look into the eyes of an enemy and try to see Spirit there too. 

Where else can you find the Creator? Everywhere. All around you. Look. Be still. Listen. Most of all, listen within your own heart. That is where God sings his Joy for your life. Right there inside of you. 

More details, including my thoughts and additional exercises for enhancing your connection to Spirit, are in the book: Awakenings from the Light.

All content copyright Nancy Rynes, 2014. Please read disclaimer and Legal Notes here.