“My heart throbbed with awareness; the connection felt was undeniable. I was Home. Tears streamed down my face. The return, that so many write about, paled to the actual experience. I could not bear the separation between us. I moved toward the water’s edge, my breath was short. How long has it been since we were together? No answer came to mind, and none was really necessary. The moment of relevance was before me. The time is now! The words of old called to me and I moved forward to meet the oceanic waters. Gently and lovingly I stepped into the waters of my birth. How sweet it was! The swirls of the waves tickled by toes and wrapped about my ankles, an embrace by the Mother of a Child long ago released into the world. My heart was full. No greater moment could I remember. My breaths were large and each one reveled in the moment. I was at peace!”
“Old Friend, our next step is a leap of faith. Will you join me, as we step into the canyon?”
I did not hesitate. No fear attempted to stop me. I simply knew that the next step was nothing to fear. So together, my Old Friend and I stepped off the edge of the canyon, and continued our stroll. We were walking on air. It was a fascinating experience. I wondered what else we were capable of doing, which stirred a chuckle from my companion. His response reminded me of an earlier remark he had made regarding my limited understanding about a particular topic. Although no additional commentary followed his quiet chuckle, I was certain my lack of understanding was blatantly obvious. Eventually, we began a gentle descent from the heights overlooking the canyon and safely landed into a setting most dear to my heart and soul. How we traversed from the canyon ledge to this new setting was a mystery, but our final stop landed us upon a beach adorned with sparkling white sand that stretched beyond sight. My heart immediately aligned with the rhythm of the ocean. My arms extended as if they were capable of embracing the familiar waters. I belonged there. With all that I am, I knew this place was my beginning. From these waters, I came into existence.”
“Breathe deeply Dear Readers, for it is time for each one of you to confront the meaning of your existence. Breathe again, please. Focus upon this natural instinct of Life and make it the center of your attention.
Breathing in, you accept the breath of Life.
Breathing out, you extend Life to every other existence in existence.
It is just this easy…this simple… to unite in Oneness with all others in this glorious existence we call Life. Thus you are invited to merge into Oneness now by breathing in and breathing out with the hope-filled intention of uniting with all that exist in All That Is.”
“Old Friend, you are indeed familiar with this setting. You are where the beginning begins and where one returns when the ending is completed. This is Home, Old Friend. And you are correct; this setting is indescribably beautiful. Awareness of this location remains within All, and when one aches for that which is unknown, this is the origination of the ache. This is where new beginnings are discerned and plans are implemented. The special connection that one often feels within is related to the close ties that are created in this setting. Old Friend, this is where the heart begins to beat and the first breath is inhaled. This is the Home of the heart that calls to All who embark upon the journey that broadens and expands the individual’s evolutionary development. From this place, adventures are launched, and to this place, All return. Old Friend, you are here at a special request. Be assured, your journey has not ended. Your reason for being still demands your attention.
May I accompany you, my Friend, to those who wish to fulfill a commitment made to you long ago?”
“Trust yourselves, my Friends. Such wonderful people you are—loving, tender souls. You are so much more than you allow yourselves to believe. Please access the riches that lie within you and utilize this power to save the Earth. Without her, your species will not survive. This is a reality that must be accepted.
My Friends, I come to you this evening to beg for your assistance. Move forward! Face your fears and move forward. Accept your fears; do not deny them. Once fears are accepted, they lose their power. Just because you have a moment of doubt, does not mean that you have to succumb to it. When such moments surface, recognize them for what they are, and then take the necessary action anyway. Oh, my Dear Friends, do not delay. Your future existence is dependent upon your willingness to trust yourself. Each of you is ready for this. Each of you is stronger than you imagine, and in truth, each of you is an incredible Being with powers that you are yet to master. Trust yourself! And in so doing, the Earth will continue, and so will the human species.”
“Like you, my Friends, I have lived many lifetimes and many of those experiences were restricted by my fears. Unfortunately few people recognize how fearful they actually are. Nor do they understand how limiting life is when fear is their guide.
Eventually, I realized most of my fears were based in misunderstandings. The lesson was not learned easily or quickly. Because of my fears, I avoided situations that actually held the answer to my erroneous ideas. Because I believed I could not handle intense emotions, I avoided them. Because I feared that I could not handle relationships, those too were avoided. No matter what the fear was, I avoided any opportunities that might prove my fears were accurate. Sadly, in my efforts to avoid what I believed was the truth, I actually delayed the opportunity to discover the real truth—the truth that is relevant to all. Dear Ones, we are all capable of experiencing our emotions. And when we do so, we discover that our emotions are not something that should be feared, but in truth, they are our strength and that which assists us in living life fully. When I finally came to realize this, I decided to trust myself. My decision was not perfectly executed, but over time, I learned that trusting myself was one of the most important decisions ever made throughout all of my lifetimes.”