|by John Smallman|
Humanity is on a roll! Yes, I have said that before! Nevertheless, as you attend to the news media, you mostly find news of disasters and catastrophes of various kinds, and mostly ones that do not directly affect you. Don’t focus your attention there, because it just drains your energy, allowing guilt, anxiety, fear, and anger to fill your minds. If you can help with your presence, or by making donations, then do so; but just sending love to those who are in need and who are suffering is very powerful. Then get on with living your lives lovingly and consciously, because that is what you are in form to do. And humanity is on a roll, because it has collectively made the decision to awaken, and that is what is happening.
The pain and suffering that many are undergoing is as a result of the decision to awaken, and is happening as “stuff” arises within them to be released. It is an enormous and ongoing planet-wide releasing of all the attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs that stop people from being only loving.
Resentment, bitterness, hatred, judgment, and the desire for restitution are all blocks to Love. Love is always unconditionally accepting and never judges, but humans in form have been trained to judge and to seek restitution for their hurts – and indeed many have been very badly hurt – but focusing on those hurts is to live in the past and replay endlessly from their memories the occasions that were so painful. And doing that just brings those memories back into the present for those doing so, and repeats within them now the pain and suffering that they underwent, even though it is over.
There is absolutely no need to do that! Dwelling on past pain and suffering totally blocks your ability to enjoy life in the now moment, the only time there is. Let go! Live today with love in your hearts and enjoy the experience of being alive – a smile from a stranger, children playing happily, a caress from a loved one – and be aware of the world around you, whether it be a view of city streets, mountains, lakes, oceans, or your own backyard. There is always something in your environment in which to delight and for which you can offer thanks – even a brief respite from the pain of physical illness that you may be experiencing, or the comfort and loving attention in that situation that another offers you.
There is only Love, and if you will open yourselves to receive it you will be amazed at how many times it is offered to you. Truly all of you, every single human being, seeks only Love. Not conditional love – if you do this I will love you – but real Love, capital L! Real Love is your true nature, but as humans you have shut off your awareness of this holy truth by focusing on fear. You did this a long time ago because it seemed to be the basis of your survival in a threatening environment in which your physical bodies were, and still are, very vulnerable and can be easily damaged. Now this survival fear no longer serves you, it only serves to separate you from one another. And the more you believe that it is necessary the more fearful you become, expecting negative judgments from even your nearest and dearest, as well as from civil “authorities,” friends, acquaintances, and employers.
All of you, during your formative years, were judged by parents, your elders and betters, and by your schools as not good enough, not working hard enough, not doing your best – and this goes back generations, it is the culture of “civilization,” which itself is fear-based. This was not meant to be! As little ones you should have been loved, guided, and assisted to uncover and develop your wonderful talents, not forced to conform to rules that made no sense. If this had happened society would be a peaceful and harmonious fellowship in which differences between people were encouraged, and your different creative abilities would be honored instead of being judged as unacceptable, and wrong, just because they were different.
Over the last few decades enormous strides have been made to address the issue of differences between individuals, cultures, creeds, colors, and ethnicities. Now more and more people all across the world are honoring the differences they see in others. However, there remains a very large number of people with fixed and fearful beliefs who are completely against change of any kind. They yearn for the “good old days,” the days – as they remember them – from their childhood, but those memories are extremely selective, and in truth the “good old days” never existed. Those selective memories were created to defend against or hide from view the actuality of those early experiences, which were often intensely painful.
Now, as the awakening progresses, all these unhappy and painful memories are arising in people’s conscious awareness to be acknowledged and released. While they remain, and are even clung to, love is blocked or refused because people’s trust is severely damaged – nearly everyone has experienced betrayal of some kind by someone they loved and trusted. The way forward is by releasing this “stuff,” and then opening your hearts to Love. When you do you will experience love returned to you, because Love is all inclusive and extends and shares Itself constantly with those who are open to It. Once you choose to follow the path of Love, and find it everywhere – as you undoubtedly will – it is possible to once more start trusting.
Of course you will still experience disappointments, because some those with whom you interact will still be clinging to fear, to their “stuff,” and will be incapable of living lovingly, yet; eventually all will. In the meantime, by choosing and intending to be loving whatever arises, you are doing what you incarnated to do – massively assisting in humanity’s awakening process – and because the collective decision to awaken has been made and is irreversible, you will bring it about.
Whenever you feel depressed, down-hearted, or anxious, especially after becoming aware of some “new” disaster or catastrophe, go within, to your holy inner sanctuary where Love resides constantly, and just be with yourself as you allow the knowing that all is divinely taken care of to fill your heart. You will feel the love and the peace that is your nature, and your faith in the divine plan will be reaffirmed for you. You are One with Source, Mother/Father/God, the supreme Intelligence, the infinite Wisdom that is All That Exists, and during those quiet moments that you spend within your knowing of this will strengthen, and your doubts will fade away. But, due to the limitations that being in form as a human places upon you, you do need to go within and open your hearts to Love at least once daily. And you can also pay brief visits during the day while waiting in line, at traffic lights, or even when visiting the restroom. Just KNOW that you are eternally and infinitely loved, just as you are, despite all the failings and inadequacies for which you so often negatively judge yourselves. Stop the negative self-judgments, accept and love yourselves, and enjoy the sense of peace that will arise.
With so very much love, Saul.