Kindred Spirits

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5/05/17

There are many ways
and many levels
to get to “know”
someone.

You might
know all of
the information
about what
they do,
who they are
related to,
what they like,
what have they done
in the past,
what are their
future dreams.

But are there
not other ways –
do you not
“know” something
about someone
you have have
just met,
or only came
in contact with
in a less
permanent way –
but do you not
get a sense
about someone
without knowing
the details
of what they “do”
in their day to day
life?

Does this not help
you to look at
what do you
identify with –
how closely
do you relate
what you do,
the details,
the information,
the story –
with Who You Are –
and is it not
difficult to put
into words
this concept of Be-ing?
Is that not why
you rush to fill in
the identifying factors
that you have gathered
so far?

And yes, you have
an identity,
as you live
in this physical world,
with identifying features
that you can use
to connect with others,
or use to put distance
between those
that you think
are different –
that you might not
have much
in common with?

But as you are
so much more
than what you think
makes up your story –
do you not
connect with others
heart to heart first –
not needing to know
what they “do”,
but sensing the Love
that emits from
their soul –
do you not know
this is a kindred spirit,
no matter what
story is told?

And even if a
heart is closed,
someone does not remember
Who They Are –
will their soul
not receive
the Love you send?
For once you embrace
that you are
not your story –
how can you not
send Love
to every Soul?

Are you not All
Kindred Spirits –
made from Love
a part of
All That Is –
yes, you have
connections that
teach you much,
there will be some
you are supposed
to meet –
but underneath
the identifying features,
there beats a heart
that somewhere deep
within its core,
There Is Love
and There Is Light.

Can you see it?
Can you feel it?
Might you look at You
to find it There?

You know Love.
You know Light.
You can find them
Everywhere.
Look with your heart
and seek to find
Love
in every
One.

One for All

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5/02/17

“All for one
and one for all.”

And does this phrase
not bring together
the concept
of one and all
working together
in harmony –
even as the words
one and all
are often put
at odds with
each other?

Does it not
depend where
the one begins?

If the “one”
is at the
individual level –
does that not
foster a system
that invites separation –
that each “one”
is different,
standing alone
by itself,
seeing other “ones”,
but not feeling
connected?

Is that not why
when feeling separated,
do many “ones”
not seek to find others
just like themselves –
which can often
bring more
separation,
more polarization
with the bigger
groups of “ones?”

Now think of
“one” as One –
One Love,
the Love of
All That Is –
God,
Source,
Divine –
and does not
One Love
encompass All –
is this not
a blanket that
is large enough
to cover All,
to comfort All,
as All vibrates
with this Love –
only with a
unique filter
that you put on
to experience All
in this human world?

Have you not had
many experiences
with what it feels like
to work together –
be it on a team,
at school,
at work,
in a community,
with family,
or a group of friends
working on a project –
a common goal
that fosters teamwork
to experience
the concept
of all for one
and one for all?

What if All
had a common goal
to reach for –
to shine more brightly,
to work together,
to Be,
to Know
Love?

And would this
Expression of Love
not look different
when expressed by All –
but would you not each
feel the Love,
marveling in
each unique
Expression of Joy
that comes with Love –
what if Love
were the common goal
that unites the
All of One –
would not the
expression then be:
One for All
and All for One?

Are not All
and One
the same
when Love Is
All There Is?

Express your uniqueness.
Be one that is
part of the all.
You are surrounded
by teammates –
might you express yourself
and be a part
of this Team of Love?

Be One for All.
Be All for One.
Be Love.
Believe Love.
Believe You
Are One Love.

All of You
Are Love.
All
One
Love.

If Love . . .

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4/28/17

Hug yourself.
Give yourself
a pat onĀ 
the back.

Yes, you may think
there is always
something more
that you can do –
that should be done,
do you not often
have the mindset –
“if this gets done”
or “if I do that” –
do these “if-thens”
not take you
out of the
moment of Now
and put you in
your thinking mind –
delaying what is
important
and pushing you
into a different time –
is it not time
to be thankful,
to be grateful
for You –
hug yourself.

Do you not feel
self-conscious
hearing these words –
is it not better
to give out hugs?
But as you are
becoming more
conscious,
more aware
of the Power of Love –
is it not overdue
to be conscious
of the Self –
if you see the
Love in You,
can you not find
Love Everywhere?
Is that not an
“if-then” statement
that can heal
the World?
Hug yourself.

And is not
a pat on the back,
more than a symbol
of a job well done –
is it not
an acknowledgment
that you are here –
is it not a symbol –
“I see You” –
is it not a
reassurance that
All Is Well?
Right Now.
This moment –
give yourself
a pat on the back
and hug yourself.

Can you not
help but smile
at the simplicity
of these words?
You may think
of them as silly –
will you not
do this alone?
But if others
saw the Truth
that each of you
wish to feel –
is it not
when you love yourself,
that you can
truly give Love
to others?
If you can trust
the perfection
of Love in You –
could you not see
that Love in others, too?
Hug yourself.

If You Are Love
is not everyone?

You Are.
They Are.
All Are
One.
Love.
Hug.
Smile.

Wave of Love

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4/27/17

“Riding a wave.”

You visualize
a surfer standing
upon a surfboard –
one with a wave,
riding the flow
of the ocean,
able to see
from above the water –
it does look effortless
at first glance,
but did not the surfer
need to paddle
out into the ocean,
waiting patiently
for the right conditions?

Might there have
been times,
when the surfer
had to swim against
the current,
or take in water –
when the ocean
felt so deep,
so vast?

But the surfer waits
and knows the water,
and senses when the
wave is ready –
does the surfer not paddle
to the perfect position
to blend with
and be lifted
by the wave?

And as exhilarating
as riding a wave may be –
as fast as the surfer travels
when riding the wave –
does not time stand still
when the surfer is
in the flow?

There may be times,
when you feel
you are paddling upstream –
when where you
wish to travel
is so deep,
so vast –
but have you not
felt the wave before,
do you not sense
when you are being lifted –
when you are One
with the Love
that flows through
and around You always?

Can you not put yourself
in a perfect position –
are not the conditions
always right,
as You Are a drop
in the deep, vast
Ocean of Love –
can you not help
but blend with
and be lifted
by the Waves of Love?

And when you ride
this Wave of Love,
do you not rise
and are able to see
from a different perspective,
from a vantage point,
that feels effortless
as you blend with
the flow,
blending with
the Waves of Love?

You may experience
the ebb and flow
of waves that rise
and fall at times –
but is this not
a rhythm that
you understand –
are you not honing
your skills,
each time you
ride the wave –
can you not have faith,
can you not trust
that you are right
where you need to be?

And are not the waves
an expression of
the ocean,
are you not part
of the Ocean of Love
at all times –
as You Are one drop
in the deep, vast ocean –
are you not always
surrounded by Love?

Swim with Love.
Rise with Love.
Ride the Wave of Love
That You Are.
Effortless.

So Very Loved

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4/25/17

It is human nature
to want to explain,
to share,
to want someone
to hear your story,
what you have
been going through,
to give justifications,
to provide proof,
to defend
what you think
is “right.”

And is this not
a perfect time
to look at
what the underlying
emotions are –
are emotions
not an expression
of what wishes
to come up –
to be looked at,
to be aware of,
to be healed?

Do you not
place a value
on who is right,
or who is wrong,
on what is the best way
to move forward,
are there not
a multitude
of perspectives
with the many stories
you experience
in this
School of Life?

But what if you
change your perspective
and no longer look
in terms of
right or wrong,
or feel the need
to justify,
to defend
a position in your story –
what if you
are already so valued,
that you do not
need to prove
a single thing –
what if you
already are
so very, very loved?

It is human nature
to want to explain,
to be assured
that you are “right” –
but are you not
looking for
something greater,
something better
than justification –
are you not
wanting to be assured
that you are
so very, very loved?

These experiences
you go through,
through the stories
that are told,
can you step aside
to look at
what drives them –
are there emotions
that come up
to be heard,
to be felt,
to be healed?

Does Love not heal
when you hand
over your pain,
is not struggle
an opportunity
to take notice of
what is bubbling up
to be loved –
what if all of you
already knew
that you are
so very, very loved?

So tell your stories,
but you listen as well –
what is the message,
what does your story
tell You?
Might you fast forward
through it,
you know how it ends –
You Are
always,
so very
Loved.

Connect to Love

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3/26/17

Connected.

You are always connected
to Source,
to God,
the Universe,
the Divine –
it matters not
what you label
the Source of Love,
the Source of You –
even as your ego,
your human mind
tries to convince you
that you are separate
and on your own –
You Are always connected
to Love.

Do you not feel
these connections,
sense the Web
that you cannot see –
when you are in
a State of Awareness,
there is support
on the periphery –
you can almost see it,
you can almost grasp it –
is it not a feeling
that the next step
you take,
is being guided
in a loving way?

Connected.

And as You Are
part of this greater Web,
connecting You to
All That Is –
can you not sense
a familiarity when
you connect with
another person
that you are to meet,
when you enter
a place you feel
you’ve been to before,
when you listen to music
that stirs your soul
into remembering –
do these senses you have
not satisfy
a longing you have
to feel at Home,
to belong to something
greater than you?

Do you not seek
these connections
that connect you to
your Higher Self,
the Source of Love
of All That Is –
is this not a search for
Who You Are?

You Are always connected.
You cannot Be
anything but Love.
Is it not in the remembering
that you light up the Web –
to see how strong
these connections are –
can you surrender
into Knowing
that what you are
looking for
is already within
your heart?

With the Light and Love
that reside in your heart,
are you not connected
to the Love of
All That Is?

Follow the connections
to Source,
to God,
the Universe,
the Divine.

It is not at the end
and there is no beginning –
You Are always
connected to Love.

Smile of Love

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3/20/17

A smile.

Is it not a
universal symbol,
a sign –
how powerful
can be the
turning up the
corners of your mouth?

Try it.

Yes, you feel
the change,
the shift,
in your body,
your thoughts –
even when you
physically “make”
yourself smile.

And when you
walk amongst others –
do you not
have an awareness,
a detector that
looks for a smile –
do you smile first
or do you wait
for the “go-ahead”
when another
smiles at you?

But can you
not smile
even when others
are not around –
do not pleasant memories,
or funny images
that you see
cause you to smile –
do you not feel
the lift in
your spirit
as your face
lights up
and moves
into a smile?

Do you not signal
to others,
with the openness
of a smile –
is not a smile
a way to beam
the Love from
your heart –
is it not simply
Love for all
to see?

Is not a smile
an expression
of unconditional Love –
such as when you
smile at a baby,
or at a beloved pet –
do you not smile
when you feel
Love in your heart?

There is power
in the expression:
“when you smile,
the whole world
smiles with you.”

Smiles are contagious –
it is the Love
that all do seek –
can you be the
first to smile
wherever you
may be?

Does not a smile
go beyond –
“I see You,”
is not a smile
a moment,
a glimpse,
a ray
of Love?

Be a beacon of Love.
Be a beacon of Light.
Open up your heart
and feel it
when you smile.

Look in the mirror,
see You smiling
back at you –
yes, you feel the change,
there is a shift
in your body,
your thoughts,
as you beam the Love
from your heart
to You.

Share Love.
Share a smile.
You cannot help
but smile
in the presence
of Love.

Be the Love
that helps you
break into a smile.