Forgiveness, go for it.

I am awake in the middle of the night buying books online and feeling grateful for Amazon. Before you verbally accuse me; yes, I buy from small shops too. But not at 1 in the morning. I realize Jeff Bezos is a conglomerate – I get it. AND I am grateful for my computer and buying power when I cannot sleep.

I awoke thinking about forgiveness. So many of us hold onto old stories, misinterpretations, and grudges, hurts and blaming others for not living up to our expectations of them – and it hurts us! Not them. This victim mentality of blaming others for our own unhappiness is violently against unconditional love, Gods love, Universal Love – it is deeply, deeply harsh, sad and horrible. This kind of holding on hurts your body, your health, your life. This holding on affects every single aspect of your life! My empathic heart aches for those who share with me this disease. The disease of lack of forgiveness.

We must learn to forgive. Learn it through the bible, through A Course in Miracles, through reading Colin Tipping’s books – through a counselor, a member of the clergy, a therapist – just go for it! Go for forgiving others.

Stop being a victim to other peoples ignorance, stop blaming your parents, step into the power of love, the power of YOU. Know that whatever anyone said about you is a reflection of them, not you. Whatever horrible, lack, unloving, unkind, yucky thing they said to you – has nothing to do with you.

AND forgive yourself. Don’t you get tired of your children blaming you? Don’t you get tired of you blaming your family for what they did or didn’t do?

FORGIVE, and move on. STOP letting that conversation from ten years ago be your go to for your failures. STOP verbally hanging your past best friend out to dry for the time they cheated on you with your spouse. STOP letting your parents choices of bad behavior be your emotional jumping off point.

Grievances cause illness in our bodies. Carrying a grievance towards another person of any kind will make you sick.

It is amazing how we blame others for not being what we think they should be. Think about that. Even our families, relatives. There was a time I blamed my mother for my life. She was an alcoholic. She was the picture of lack of self confidence. She was addicted to prescription drugs. Really…I’m going to blame her for being sad, feeling unloved and not being the parent I wanted? Well, I stopped that many years ago. Through love, the chains of blame were cut loose and it changed me COMPLETELY.

Perhaps you blame your childhood, or your children are blaming you for not being the parent or person they think you should be. (A lot of that going around.) A persons opinion (relatives included) says everything about them and has nothing to do with you.

I realize forgiveness does not come easily to many. Some hold onto having to see the person change. Some hold onto needing the person to take the fault, make amends, do the right thing. In some cases, what could possibly be enough?

I am telling you, forgiveness works. It is the answer to unhappiness, failed relationships, career challenges – all of it. Learn to forgive and your entire life changes for good.

with great love, Rev Deb

www.amethystlightministry.org

So, so, so Tired of ……………

Being an empath at this time in our evolution is quite exhausting. Glancing into the outer world is proving deeply challenging. For me, it is not a matter of protection, but a matter of carefully and cautiously choosing any engagement at all – no matter how short, slight, who it may involve or if it is only a glance, a moment of hearing a sentence, or simply feeling one person’s silent response.

We are so far from living our worth, our loving selves. And for this empath it is excruciating. This is not about asking for help, or suggestions; I know what to do. I have lived this way for many, many years. But truly, right now it is a swirling tub of dark mud. Holding my inner balance, raising my heart to meet my highest self is possible – and then there are the egos that simply are turning away, and acting out from an accumulation of unhealed lies and wounds that they are blaming the most open loving heart they can find. It’s like having a bullseye on my forehead.

(Speaking of forehead, I will say wearing a cap over my crown and third eye has been MOST helpful.)

It is hard to imagine that the ego, especially in male bodies, could possibly ever get any louder, more wounded, sensitive or down right mean. I am nauseous as I write this – it is incredible! The actions I have witnessed of wounded male ego’s this past month is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I am so, so, so tired of ego’s aggressiveness, lack of empathy, self centeredness. I am SO, so, so tired of sensitive egos. So, so, tired of people not doing their own work, blaming others, not taking responsibility for their actions. I am so tired of ignorance. I am so tired of killings, mayhem and tragedy. I am so tired of white privilege, of humans judging others by color, ancestry, of people wondering where a person was really born and how they got to the states! I am so, so, tired of the relentless ways people protect wrong doing. I am so tired of lies. Lies are a terribly, horrific disease. One who lies under the misconceptions that it protects others from hurt, carries these lies with them and those lies will kill their bodies, cause illness and eventually leave them all alone, by themselves, for hiding makes one a very lonely person. When the ego carries lies, it prevents one from true authentic human heart connection. All an empath wants is true authentic heart connection – and the ego is sure to run from that.

Are you an empath, and/or H.S.P. who has people falling out of your life? Yes, that. Yup, lots of it. Deep breaths. Yes, even family.

I thank God each day of my faith and knowledge of life. I know we thrive on, this earth life is temporary, at the holy center of each of us is love and all this shall pass. I thank God it is spring where I live and I can be in my yard, in dirt, with seeds, blossoms and compost – where I can feel aligned and renewed. I thank God I have a loving, supportive life partner who lets me know each day how much he loves me.

Thank you for reading my rant. May your day know blessings of unconditional love.

Deborah

www.amethystlight.org

Building Blocks

Every single choice we make, either supports our foundation to be strong – or weak. At each crossroads, we are either pushing love away, or receiving it – we are either welcoming God into our life, or pushing Spirit away. This belief is an immense facet of my personal existence. This belief affects every single aspect of my life no matter where I am, what I am doing or who I am speaking with. Am I being the very best version of myself, right now? Am I open to love, right now? Am I as kind as possible, right now? Am I being accepting, right now? Every single action we choose to take, every single way we interact with others, every single tone we offer in conversation, emails, posts; matters.

Building blocks of integrity, honesty, and authenticity or lying, shame, guilt, and manipulation will create either weak blocks or strong ones in each relationship we have; with yourself and others. Each choice we make builds a secure foundation, or a weak one. A foundation can hold us up or cause us to fall.

One of the greatest lies told in a relationship is, “what they don’t know won’t hurt them.” Keeping secrets is an illness, a disease that can filter through families and generations. Some people think if they don’t tell, it doesn’t exist. That is the big lie. A lie gnaws at us. Others may not hear the truth, but they know something is off. The Universe knows you are not being honest, because being honest is part of our innate preprogramming. I have witnessed lies corrupt a family, and cause immense pain, even when not spoken out loud.

Build your own foundation from positive aspects of life you respect, that make you feel good about yourself, and someone YOU would want to be around. This makes for a strong foundation in your relationship with yourself. And, as we all know, all other relationships we have in life flow from that one.

Know what you stand upon, block by block.

Bless your day,

Deborah

www.deborahevanshogan.org

Peace Be Still.

I am really into stillness. I may get more out of being still than anything else I do. My moments of stillness balance me, they allow for all of me to not only quiet, but to feel calmly renewed. Stillness. Mind, body, cells, thoughts, breath – all of it. STILL.

Let me begin by stating what is NOT stillness. Doing anything with a purpose or goal, is NOT stillness. This includes more than the obvious, such as reading, napping, listening to music. Stillness is not doing yoga either. It is not meditating. (WHAT???!!) It is not hiking in the woods. I mean it – doing nothing. STILLNESS. No intentional purpose what so ever. It is NOT sitting and petting your cat, or dog or other. The moment you have an intention your mind is engaged to fulfill a purpose – you are off to the human races. When many people sit to meditate they have a purpose. (Mind link.) When I lead meditations it is about ONLY listening to and following your breathing. I have found this can lead people to a place of stillness without trying.

As you practice STILLNESS you become aware of it at any moment you wish from deep within your center. You will instantly become aware of your breath. You will know it is within – and ready for you when you are. STILLNESSbeing without connecting, with no attachment within or without.

Why? If you have ever observed yourself, you will see how your mind is so busy, how you may be ‘trying’ to ‘accomplish’ things, ‘fix’ things, make something happen. How whatever you do, you are doing with an intention in order to achieve something by energetically engaging with an object, person or thought. Deborah, aren’t you doing this through wanting to achieve stillness? In a way, but stillness takes nothing – nothing at all. Stillness is not about achieving, it is about being. It is a letting go of, rather than an attachment with.

I spoke with a new client the other day during our first phone session. She is a wreck, going through massive shifts, experiencing high anxiety. After a bit she says – oh, I do meditate, everyday. Okay, tell me about your meditating. Well, I sit, breathe and observe all my thoughts, all that is going on around me, if outside I become aware of the cars, the kids in the park.…..Well, meditating should bring you to place where you would not be suffering so, right? Oh, I guess so.

In the 70’s there was a teaching that we would observe our thoughts and imagine a leaf and just gently push the thought’s aside. Still; engaging, paying attention to.

STILLNESS is being fully present, but not engaged. No energetic cords of attaching to surroundings either within or without are coming from you. You are seeing, but not looking.

What happens when you sit and gaze? Gaze without ANY attachment. You can sit in any room. And gaze. Sit outdoors and gaze. NO ENGAGING. No thoughts or internal comments about what you see. That is engaging, associating, connecting. Do not associate with anything you see through liking it, or disliking it, or silent commenting. Let your eyes gaze, but do not let your mind follow.

Immensely rewarding!

with great love, Deborah

www.deborahevanshogan.org

My Recent Healing Journey.

I have been a ‘healer’ since 1992. This has meant different things at different times along my journey. I became involved, interested in holistic medicine in college. Mostly it was food driven, what I wanted to put in my body. I soon realized that food was a medicine. At this time I became an on again off again non meat eater. Mostly off. Newly married in 1973, soon after I healed a reoccurring skin aliment of childhood eczema through nutrition. As my first marriage dissolved into divorce I learned the role emotions play in our health and wellness. Through this journey of awareness into the 80’s I became a serious student of energy medicine. Along came New Thought, power of the word, and confidence. In the early 90’s came the certifications, classes, schooling, precancer, my first healing center, falling in love with my husband. In the later 90’s my personal relationship with God blossomed, terms like multidimensional, spiritual and innate landed, more study and I became an ordained interfaith minister in 1997. I feel I am a minster first, always. No matter what I am doing, I am ministering to others through my faith in God.

This paragraph is an excerpt from my upcoming book:

“I detest labels. Growing up in a home where labels were worshipped, I realized at an early age that their only purpose was to divide, never to unite. I have been called an empath, healer, intuitive, artist, channeler, transition doula, a Shaman, weird, clairvoyant, clairaudient, claircognizant, a medium, a Reiki Master, counselor, guru, teacher, an H.S.P. (Highly sensitive person), multi-dimensional, a master energy practitioner, psychic, and I imagine even others after I have left the room.  My blessings are also my curse. I dislike the term sensitive. And, I say it often to describe myself, for many times words fail a cosmic association.  In our humanness I feel it is associated with downfall, weak and a negative connotation. Once a loved one thought I must be very anxious, for they felt it went along with being sensitive. This is not true. Being open, being sensitive to the energy of people, things, experiences is a blessing, for it makes me very good at my work – yet its nature is I require equal downtime, rest and renewal.”

This introduction brings me to today. In my life I have had a few (major) physical healing journeys, the most recent is in the present. I think of each of them as an immense gift. (Migraines, Pre cervical-cancer, frozen shoulder, severe cut on tendon and joint of finger, digestive issues.) I call them healing journeys, for I went against the mainstream norm and took the inner path and chose holistic support instead. I refused suggested surgeries or allopathic medications. They each healed.

The present issue has been digestive issues. There was pain, ache, discomfort, what is called GERD, acidic belly. One day all my covid emotional eating caught up with me (Please know I eat well anyways, so my covid eating does not look too destructive, but being highly sensitive, a little affects me greatly.) Overnight, literally one morning after I had had pain in my upper belly, bowel discomfort for a week, and acidic taste in mouth – I went on a high alkaline diet. I stopped, all at once; coffee, any caffeine, alcohol, *processed foods, breads, cheese, (I ate WAY too much cheese), dairy, meat and only ate (everything cooked very soft) vegetables, maybe an apple or banana, and white rice, white potatoes and sweet potatoes. (*And sometimes saltines for the crunch. I love a good crunch and raw food was not working well for me.) I went to my chiropractor, had / are having weekly acupuncture, my healer and asked for prayer. I am 98 % better. I recently had my yearly physical with the medical world and shared all my symptoms and was told to continue doing what I was doing. No need for tests. All my blood labs are good, BP excellent. Nothing out of order was found.

For my husband and son it is going to a doctor or over the counter med when an issue arrives, and this works for them. For me, I believe our bodies are Divine and can and DO come back to balance when we pay attention to its wisdom and listen. I stopped listening through this past year. I learned I felt sorry for myself, through this covid experience. My work & home life changed drastically. I thought I had faced it, talked about it, honored it when it happened, but I have learned that I was carrying resentment. My body was carrying it. I clearly saw how I was emotionally eating, and through this not really listening, or I refused to listen to the signs because food was joy – and I felt joy had been taken from me – and I was obviously going to get it where I could.

At this time when my symptoms peaked and I became scared enough to make changes, I had JUST two weeks before completed my first book manuscript, sent it to the editor and my son, who had just moved to the west coast was experiencing severe symptoms and under going testing. I was also very full each morning (one to three hours) doing distant healing work on people, payer work and tears for my child.

When I had stopped to go within, I discovered that most of my pain was in an inflamed spleen. Chinese medicine is my choice, and I learned all about the spleen and the spleen meridian which answered every single one of my symptoms, including post nasal drip, dry mouth and mouth tingling! I also learned that the spleen houses the ‘YI’, which relates to thinking, studying, directness, mental focus, determination, drive, concentration. All these attributes pretty much sums me up. And with my book and healing work load, my acupuncturist and I agree; I wore my spleen out. Depleted.

I also was being totally a covid sludge. No movement at all. That has changed too. I am a big yard and gardener, so I know that will shift as warmth comes to New England, but I HAD to find ways to move now.

My diet continues to be ‘rigid’. Plant based. I have added celery juice with half an apple, parsley and ginger in the AM. I drink ONLY herbal tea and high alkaline water. I take a gut lining renewal aid. My stomach gets full VERY quickly and I eat maybe a 1/4 of what I use to. I only eat halve banana, not a whole. I have added legumes. (God bless the perfect lentil.) All food warmed except my morning celery juice. My goal is to enjoy a glass of wine, raw foods, salad and eat fish. But for now, my spleen still chats every now and then. It is no longer inflamed, but it knocks slightly to let me know it is there and still needs special love.

This kind of eating is not new to or for me. BUT, with feeling sorry for myself, eating what I know is not good for me, working intensely for my clients, pushing to get my book done, and lack of any exercise – I failed my body.

At almost 67 I am not on any medications and I do feel very good about that. This experience, when these self healing experiences happen, the God sent reminder is I know what I know, what I teach others, do for others, WORKS. What I BELIEVE works. We know this on an intellectual level, I stand firmly in my faith, but to be in the position of SEEING and feeling it all work, that the truths I live by are awesome – magnifies my faith and instills in me more confidence and gratitude. For this I have the deepest appreciation.

with great love,

Deborah

www.deborahevanshogan.org

Why do we try so hard…to be good?

Psychology Today says: “Trying too hard usually stems from a childhood where your efforts were either not rewarded or were not regarded as ever good enough, where you perceived yourself to be undervalued or unappreciated.”

So according to the above quote, I know a lot of people who were not rewarded for their efforts when they were young – including myself. Everywhere we look we see spiritual this, spiritual that, how to improve your life, how to get rid of bad habits, how to have a better life. Some people think it is finding God, others think matching kitchen appliances do it. Look around you, everyone tries so hard, so much, so often. I just wrote a book about it – developing faith in order to see God work in your life…what for? So, (drumroll please) you’ll have a better life! It would really be a kick in my pants if I am over the book before it even gets published, huh? (I think that is one of my themes – as a conscious artist of life, I am often over something right at its peak – like business cards – I have learned to order the smallest amount possible because as much as I HAD to have them loved them thought they were marvelous; within a few months I want new ones. Really, I must have had over 100 different cards. We really do get over things.)

In our human hood of personal attachment we latch on to that which is fleeting. Temporary. And unfortunately, the ego not only latches, but build altars to the finite as well. It is one thing to humbly enjoy ‘things’, and another to raise them above love.

Dang, everyone is trying to prove something, to themselves and others. I have met a few pure souls, my husband for one. He never tries to prove a damn thing to anyone, not to me, not even to himself. No doubt why I fell in love with him. What happens for me is every time I have what I call an epiphany – like, oh, yeah…I get it! I see Gods hand in it. And for me, it is usually after I have made a public display of myself, which means my beliefs. – Oh, man….. then – oh, yeah, that thing Deborah – ah, nope, no more.

People try hard to prove themselves, to get ahead in their field, to become ‘an expert’. People work hard at meditating, being seen as spiritual, looking successful. People work so hard for things. And more things. Perhaps insecurity breeds hard work; at anything.

I can feel when I am trying hard; finally. Years ago I was just a bulldozer ready to plow over anyone in my path. Then I became aware and felt the requirement to share any way I could, because I felt I knew something worth sharing. Now, my hope is I share because I love the act of sharing and if no one hearts, likes or follows me; I still thrive. That is one of the greatest gifts of aging – we know we don’t know everything, we know that what works for me may not work for you, we know no one owns the rights on wisdom, we know we can ONLY do what we can and the rest is up to you.

Perhaps what we refer to as Mastery is simply living your life the best way you want to, with no matter to anyone else. They can too. Purely unattached. Not trying to make any impression or hear yourself be a talking head. Your mantra becomes….“Okay, if you think so.”

What is not fleeting? My faith in God, not fleeting. My relationship with Jesus; not fleeting. My love for my husband. My love for my son. For me, when your foundation is faith in God, (Divine Intelligence, The Universal Presence, Creator, etc.) anything that is temporary becomes unimportant. (Even matching appliances.) We stop trying so hard.

with great love, Deborah

www.deborahevanshogan.org

Get Off the Gerbil Wheel, or Put the Monkeys to Bed.

Language. Words. They can get in our way or get us to where we want to be; depending on how we choose them.

Take the phrase; God Bless Our Home – or God Bless You. How ever we use this prayer; on a plaque, verbally, or a wooden sign from Esty – say it out loud. Note how it feels.

Now, say this instead: God Blesses Our Home, God Blesses You.

Did you feel the sublime shift from asking to affirming? If not, try it again. Listen and feel the words.

It is radically amazing how the shift from asking for to affirming presently changes our mindset, and hence, our lives.

In stead of a begging/asking/beseeching wording, we can choose to affirm. Perhaps affirming health feels too far fetched when one is ill or in pain. BUT, affirming that health is a possibility, is available feels comforting.

Everything we need is here, in affirming this are bodies relax, being reminded of this Truth. Even if we do not see it yet, this prayer/exercise can place us in a space of feeling the possibility of.

When our mind falls down a rabbit hole, gets on a gerbil wheel of fear ……..(you know what I mean) – I LOVE affirming out loud;

“Love is here too. Courage is here, strength, peace…are here too. Answers are here, health is here, the Light is here, knowing is here, healing is here, Divine perfection is here, calm is here”…..over and over again………..

May these few words support you.

In Gods Light,

Deborah

www.deborahevanshogan.org

This Little light of Mine…….

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When our perception of the world or others weighs us with heaviness, we seek to feel freedom from our own thinking, relief from whatever it is we are intertwining with in this dance of creation. In other words, we are looking for the nearest exit. Even for those who have devotional practices for years and years, meditation time each day, more positive beliefs than they have ever practiced, even for the spiritual teacher, the life long faith seeker, the healer, the parent that never gives up, the eternal optimist – some days, don’t we all seek the exit door ?

For me, my first exit door, as trite as it may sound, are the winter candle sticks in our windows. We keep them lit during the entire winter darkness, the moment the dark comes to the day, when the holidays are upon us, these lights are placed in every window of our home. They will stay in our windows till we are fully in spring and days are longer. When I awake hours before sunrise, or in the midst of the night – I have an instant sense of peace. The darkness of our home, living in the woods, the simplicity of a solitary candle in every window fills me with immense peace, gratitude and beauty; when my monkey mind is spinning and my illusion is that not is alright with my world.

My second exit door is our living room. This is the room we each loved when we first looked at this house. This room carries immense peace for us. When we need to breathe, to feel content, to feel relief – we go and sit. Our living room has no television or computer. It does have a fireplace, old moldings, beauty, and symmetry – a large square room with two windows each on three sides….as well as perfect views of either a sunrise or sunset. This room just feels good. To relax my husband and I will both choose this room. To nap, my husband chooses this room. Every other room has tasks associated with it – cooking, eating, washing, working, sleeping, watching tv. Not our living room. In the night time and predawn, to simply walk into this room with a candle lit one can take a breath, a full breath. One can sit and let it all go. One can discuss in tranquility, in the hope and knowing of solitude, in remembering how to simply be.

Our third exit choice is our back porch, with twinkle lights on year round – but we cannot use it during the cold. When any warmth comes into season, we are out there in the morning with our coffee and tea watching the woods and birds.

Each of these exit strategies allow me to disconnect from the outer world and reconnect to my inner being-ness. In a moment I am free of anything I see as a burden, or from any concept, thought, worry, concern or lack I am entangled with.

We all need an exit strategy from our own minds. Being a life long healer, teacher and member of the clergy – I have a tool bag that overflows with options, and you know what? – sometimes even these options can feel like work. I realize nature is the common choice, to walk, hike, be in it. Yes, this does it too – and for us, my husband and I, we have created a home that enfolds us in love, peace and tranquility. Let all those little lights shine for as long as you want, they really do let our souls sing.

In Light and with great love,

Deborah

www.revdeborahhogan.org

What Came Before Us……..

This past week I have had John the Baptist on my mind. Every so often he drops in and nudges me, reminding me that all that came before THIS moment, helped to create, this moment. Why JB? Because he prepared the way for Jesus, he too was a Jewish prophet, one who baptized Jesus as the Holy Spirit Dove was seen taking flight. JB is said to be between 6 – 8 months older than Jesus. He was a cousin of Jesus whose mother Elizabeth was visited by the angel first, before the angel visited Mary. To put it simply, JB had many firsts before Jesus had the same or similar experiences. Too often we fail to remember this enormous truth of all that came before us, is in the present now, or possibly even understand it enough to sit in the wonder of this knowing. Too often we only celebrate the moment, rather than also to acknowledge all that got us here.

I here it often from people, they may be giving full credit to meeting just the right teacher, or finding just the right practitioner, or medical professional, or spouse, or job, or career, or whatever it may be; and totally ignore ALL that brought them to it, or them, or him or her. Perhaps the concept of being in the moment has caused us to ignore this idea, of acknowledging or even being aware of the massiveness of the truth; each moment, each step, each person, each experience; are all in this now.

I love contemplating this thought – and being in awe of the web of life that got me to right now. All the yes’s and the no’s. All the moments of trying and feeling like failure when in truth it only brought me closer to now. For me, it is a ritualistic recognition of my life, my path, my moments. It is the essence of; I would not be here if I had not been there. If I had gotten that, I never would have experienced this. If I had not been faithful enough to try that, I never would have met you.

We carry it ALL with us, whether we want to or not. It lightens any load to find a positive spin on whatever it is that is in our memory bank, especially since we are going to lug it around. As minister, whenever a couple comes to me for pre-marriage counseling; if one of them is holding anger, resentment or grudges towards a former spouse; they carry that with them into the new union. So their story is not carried in density or resentment, we work together to turn that story into one of gratitude; for it brought them to this positive relationship.

As a healer and counselor I hear often, you were the one. Yes, it is my purpose to support others; BUT, that moment that the Light of Healing takes place within you is attributed to EVERYONE you have ever gone to, for it happens inside of you, and you are made up of ALL you have been. Yes, I was able to to help bring balance to the forefront, AND that is accomplished with all that you experienced before hand. It is the same when a client may move on from me and finds another minister, teacher or healer and all their lights are lit! It is because of everything you have done before that moment, it is not that all that came before was wrong or did not work for you. Timing? The stars aligned? You were ready? All of it.

It is not ever, just one thing, or one person, or one opportunity.

We truly are part of a whole – and I feel that is magnificent. I love the web of life, and seeing life through these eyes. All you have been, done, and carry with you; is in your now moment.

Blessings of love to you & yours.

Rev Deb

www.deborahevanshogan.org

Being human is not for wimps…

I awoke this morning with two simple realizations of how incredible it is to be here, together, in human form and how every single ‘message’ we get is universal. Let’s begin with being human.

There is no one person who cannot see all that people go through, or have hardships within their family, or have a friend or loved one who has been sick, or has had a broken heart, been fired, had any multiple of challenges in their lives. No one can deny; being human is not for wimps.

As a healer, minister and counselor I have listened to and sat with many during their journey of humanhood. And you know what? ANYONE can see it; in a grocery store line when a parent is tired, or an elder could use help loading packages into their car or a child is sad, or simply in one owns family. In the midst of life, living life, life is all around us.

I have a theory that the souls who come here and have really tough times have the most faith. I imagine a chat with God before we come into form about what we want to learn, what we want to experience in order to feel for another, and that we only sign on for the greater challenges when we have greater faith and knowing that God is always with us. Imagine it comes our time to incarnate, and we say; “Yes, I know You are with me, and I LOVE those moments when I realize You, when I feel that emptiness get filled, when the Divine Spark of Holiness is ignited within me!! I love those moments! And I KNOW that each time we feel them, this helps to ignite an increased awareness of YOU God, of Love, of POSSIBILITIES! Sign me up. I am not afraid. My faith is my life line. I KNOW it is all temporary. I can do this. I KNOW you’ll feed me when I am hungry, and heal me when my body is ill and give me hope when I feel failure. I’m going back!”

Imagine that, that the ones with the greatest challenges have the most faith. They may not realize it yet, but it’s in there.

Now, if we believe, as my circle of beings do, that we ARE ONE – how can ANY message NOT BE Universal? How can if the world is hurting we not hurt? How can we not be exhausted? How can, as many of us believe right now, believe we are going through a massive awakening into what is labeled a higher level of consciousness, how can any message NOT be for the masses?

Every message IS for everyone, and they will receive it at their personal level of perception. And, doesn’t empathy tie us together? Like a beautiful ribbon, our ability to sympathize, to feel for another unites us, as love does, and are they one of the same?

At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That’s a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try. ” F. Scott Fitzgerald.

This is my chosen quote in my college year book. I am so pleased when I read it, and think how much I was not yet aware of, yet something within me knew who I was to become. It doesn’t take much, that is proof of God to me!

Our soul knows. Our heart center knows. All of this and more unites us. There are those who will live their lives trying to avoid it, but unification is at our core. We try so hard to express our individualism, and we do – yet our soul level is where we unite.

All the sayings; do not judge another, walk in another’s shoes, be kind, walk a mile in their shoes…….all these and more promote our unification as humans who each have the ability to love, empathize, and exhibit holy unity as souls who chose to have this earth experience. Every message is universal.

I do not have to know you or like you to love you. We are here together.

Deborah

www.deborahevanshogan.org