Back in the early days, when I was creating the Operation Terra web site, I came across this image and it really spoke to me about how we think of our unseen helpers as being so far away, when they are really so close to us at all times.
All through the Messages, the Hosts speak about being with us in our journey, and just two days ago, while I was wondering out loud why they kept playing the music from Moana in my head, I was gripped by an extremely powerful lifting sensation and the name of the hymn, “You lift me up” came to mind. When I discussed this with Galen, he recognized that we are being lifted, right now, but it’s a process of being lifted, not a magical single step from “here” to “there.” The music from Moana always lifts my spirits and puts me in an expanded, happy state.
The movie itself is about Moana discovering that her people are voyagers, whose heritage is to sail across uncharted waters to discover new islands, and somehow that touches a very deep note within both of us. We recognize that WE are “voyagers,” too, and our deepest longing is to be free to explore the cosmos and go beyond the limitations of our present environment and circumstances. I do feel we are heading toward that state, even now.
Two other things bear mentioning and relate to the present process and to each other. One is about my naturally adding structure to the formless world I found myself in when we entered the new Creation. Quite naturally and spontaneously, I have found myself noticing what tasks are best done at what time of the day and I have begun structuring my days around that so that I make optimal use of my time and energy each day. I have been able to accomplish so much more, without stress or pushing, it’s been a revelation. It has also made me aware of where I want to go in terms of what I want to accomplish, as long as I am still here.
I can also see how these elements relate to each other and also form a framework for accomplishing certain goals. And THAT led me to recognize that I DO have goals, which came as quite a surprise.
As I said in my last post, until now, I have always lived with “one foot out the door.” I was always ready to drop everything I was doing and move on, “in a heartbeat.” While that is still very much the case, I find I am able to fully function where I AM, and yet not form an attachment to anything that would keep me from moving on when it’s time to do that. I know that I could move on without a single backward glance and yet I am still able to fully participate in whatever I am doing now.
All of my goals are temporary ones that can change with time and new circumstances. I want to finish paying off our credit card debt (it’s now a third of what it was a year ago). Now that my teeth have been repaired, I want to become more fit and lose the 10 pounds that have crept back on over the past two years, as well as improve my overall health (a visit with our doctor is scheduled for April 4). I want to become more proficient in using the software I use for my work and be able to do more creative work, beyond just editing. I also want to spend more quality time with Galen and become closer with him.
All of these goals are being supported by adding structure to each day and each week. The last point I want to make about this is that this urge to create more structure and functionality is arising naturally from within me. It is not some kind of “should” that reflects how others think I should be and live. It comes forth from within me and is congruent with MY values and beliefs.
While the Hosts have given us an overall framework and remain close to us at all times, they have also said that they want us to be more self-reliant and become more like them — to be their peers, not always dependent on them for guidance and advice.
It is a process of growing our own wings and learning to fly, not always waiting for the next time they speak to tell us what to expect and what to do about it. I will be surprised if they give us such guidance again, unless there is something we really need to know at a given time. They have prepared us well and have given us tools to navigate the troubled times as well as the times when things are quieter. It is now up to us to live our lives by using those tools and becoming more fully present, right where we are.
They have also told us we are never alone, even though at the same time they encourage us to become more sovereign. We have everything we really need, right here inside of us, and I am experiencing more and more of the Hermetic principle, “As within, so without.” As things are taking form within me, they are also appearing outside of me, in response to that inner shift.
For example, just yesterday, I wrote to a prospective client that I was working on improving my design skills and that “My longer-term goal is to be able to do more with images and create original composites.” Scarcely a half hour later, I got an email from one of the people whose tutorials I liked and had subscribed to, offering me a tutorial series that was exactly what I was looking for at a special price of $9, instead of the usual price of $97. I recognized that, not only was this a great opportunity, it was also a direct manifestation in response to my expressed inner longing. And, as a result of adding structure to the way I use my time, I am confident that I will be able to find the time to utilize this training and not leave it collecting dust.
On Terra, all things will be sovereign. All of the things I have mentioned above are about developing sovereignty — sourcing from within and bringing forth whatever is in keeping with the needs of the whole while remaining true to ourselves. I see all of these things I have talked about as elements in the overall journey. We walk as individuals, but we are never alone and we are created with everything we need inside of us to make the journey successfully, as it was laid out for us by our Oversoul. For me, the following image depicts it all: the journey, the sense of adventure in striking out into uncharted territory, and the sense of good things ahead. It speaks to me of the journey I am making, and I hope it inspires you, too.
Love to all,