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The Egrets says… February 14, 2013

2USA CA, San DiegoAs I walked up to the apartment yesterday, I notice an egret on the edge of the pond.  It was in an awkward looking pose.  It held that pose for almost a minute, then moved ever so slightly, then in a lightening fast movement, it’s beak went in and out the water, and returning to its standard walking position with a small fish (I think) that it then swallowed.  In Stephen Farmer’s Animal Spirit Guides (a book with over 200 animals, each with 3 sections, the first being messages of brought by witnessing, in person or in meditation, the animal, 2nd when to call on its energies, and 3rd what it means if that animal is one of your power animals), Egret’s 1st listed message is “Patience, patience, patience!  You’ll soon get your reward.”  This experience of viewing the egret in action helped me to understand this message fully.  This was patience and perseverance in action.

We can all learn from the egret.  Sometimes, one must wait for a time, sometimes in a funny looking/feeling pose, before momentary action produces a sought after reward.  Sometimes consistent effort must be applied for sometime before reward is gained.  So, why do we all seem to expect reward to be instantaneous?  We say we don’t, yet our actions speak otherwise.  Why do we give up when only a short period of effort does not produce?

Most “experts” will say this action/inaction is due to our social programming to seek instant gratification.  This rings true when taking TV, video games, fast food, microwaves, the internet, cell phones, cell phones with internet, pornography, cigarettes, and several other modern “conveniences” into account.  Yet, are we robots?  Are we no better than our phones which have been programmed too?  We are thinking, breathing, free will endowed human beings, who have will power and virtues that can overcome any situation, and programming.  We need to take charge of our personal power, and ACT LIKE IT.  It is time to learn from the egret and remember what patience, conscious effort, and perseverance, truly are.

Maybe its time to turn the TV off for a few months, or at least get rid of cable.  Maybe (not maybe, please do) its time to get rid of your microwave and remember that until 30 years ago, we used ovens and stoves to cook and reheat our food.   Maybe its time to get off Facebook, and make a phone call if you want to convey a message or see how someone is doing.  Better yet, spend time together.  Remember real human interaction?  It was proven years and years ago to be quite stimulating and necessary for proper development and mental/emotional well-being.  There are plenty of ways to get off the instant gratification train, yet they will all take CONSCIOUS EFFORT, WILL POWER and PATIENCE, and in turn, will be a great practice in cultivating a greater amount of those 3 things.

Best of all possible results, with consistent application and willingness to make changes, your life will be more satisfying.  Funny thing about instant gratification, it isn’t actually gratifying.  It is like scratching an itch that won’t go away.  Doing things that take effort and patience create lasting and satisfying results that leave one with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.  Which is more inspiring of these?  a) a person who just gets handed or stumbles upon a millions dollars, or b) the person that lives life, pays dues, shows courage and patience, and through intelligent effort achieves great abundance?  Exactly.  The later feels more real and relatable as well.  I’m not saying you have to sweat in coal mine, or toil away 60-80 hours a week.  (Like my grandpa always said, work smart, not hard)  I’m just saying that some part of it is going to take conscious effort, passion, persistence, patiences, compassion, love, and maybe even holding an awkward pose.

If you were handed $100 million tomorrow and told that to enjoy any of that for yourself, you had to help the world in every way you can, helping the world is going to take serious effort.  Sticking with it till results come about, will take serious patience.  You may not even see the  results in your life time, or immediate environment, so its going to take some FAITH too.  The money is the easy part, changing yourself and changing the world is where the real sweat comes in, where you truly prove your metal.  Even if you had to earn the $100 million through some form of work/business, it would still be the easy part.  This world/society is in need of some serious change/healing/growth/revamping/clean-up, and so are most of us.  And its not going to happen over night, or with one beach clean up Saturday.  This going to take a great deal of effort, and TIME, and the patience to wait while things progress and change.

Instant gratification, through its many outlets, is a big factor in what’s destroying the health and well being of individuals and the Earth alike.  Instant gratification will get us no where, just like your microwave dinner has been zapped of all the nutritional value by radiation, or watching Dr. Phil isn’t going to help your social anxiety.  Change and healing start within, and through conscious effort, patience, and persistence.  Am I starting to sound like a broken record?  I sure hope so, its called driving a point home.  Whether a human or the planet, the best, most needed, lasting healing, change, and growth will come through those 3 factors.  Betterment requires daily effort, standards that are adhered to, and constant drive.  It will take the knowledge that it will not happen overnight, or that the desired amount of progress may not be seen for months, or years.  It will take persistence and faith to keep going when attempts fail, recession happens, ego wins out for a moment, or things seem to be at a stand still.  Cast aside judgement, for it will only lead to suffering.  Yet, as the egret showed me, patience and conscious, continuous effort do pay off in full in a very satisfying way.

So, take the egret’s lesson, and start to apply it to your life.  Walk or bike to the store.  Send a card when you’re thinking of someone.  Meditate daily to relieve anxiety instead of popping a pill you really don’t need.  THROW AWAY YOUR MICROWAVE.  In fact, cut the cord off that sucker.  Plant rose bushes this spring so you have flowers to stop and smell in the future.  Watch a sunset, or a sunrise.  Look for ways to practice patience and conscious effort in all areas of life, and make all of life’s rewards taste, smell, appear, sound, and feel that much more sweet and satisfying.  Your soul, and the world will thank you.  Little by little the world will become a better place by the genuine energy we are all putting into our lives by what we do and experience, and through the deep understanding we will all achieve, and pass on to future generations about what it truly takes to create change and produce what truly matters within ourselves and on this planet.

Like the egret, and life on many occasions has shown me, patience and persistence are virtues that are beyond any value measure, and the conscious effort and will power it takes to cultivate and truly understand them makes gold look like nothing more than a cute, shiny metal.

 

A closing thought:
Imagine and contemplate – how much less trash there would be if we got rid of all fast food, fast casual, and to-go style eatery?  If there were no “disposable” eateries, containers, and such?  or if we stopped producing and buying single serving snacks, candies, and rinks sold at convenience stores?  Or got rid of the convenience stores too?  Was it really “convenient” with all the work its going to take to get rid of that trash when we finally decide to tackle that mountainous chore?  Next time you take your trash out, imagine what could be avoided with some bulk buys, reusable containers, and other conscious efforts?

 

On Step at a Time, pt.2 February 13, 2013

imagesGrowth and healing happen one step at a time.  This is not to say there can not be “spurts” and “break throughs”, yet those are usually preceded by a period of dormancy or even recession or decay.  So its either gradual steps, or dormancy/decay then burst/break through, which in actuality are “steps”.

Usually though, its one step at a time.  A seed is planted, then it sprouts, then leaves and upward growth.  Eventually flowers make their appearance, which are pollenated, and thus can create fruit.  While some plants will produce in a couple seasons time, most of these dying after one production or harvest season, other plants take 3 to 5 years to produce their first fruits, sometimes taking 7 to 10 years for their full potential to be reached.  Some of the best tasting and most nutritious fall into this category.

We must apply this same process and concept to life and its experiences.  The more effective, positive, and longest lasting changes, experiences, and healing will sometimes take long periods, even years, to bring about, and even more patience and perseverance to see the full benefits, potential, and lessons (possibly a whole lifetime).  This is why we must remain in FAITH and TRUST that everything is working out for the greatest good, and take life one step at a time.

When I had my soul retrieval and akashic records clearing done in October 2011, the healer saw a vision of an acorn planted, then growing into a mighty oak tree.  I understood the metaphor at the time, yet did not conceptualize the phases of growth (time elapsed) from acorn to mighty tree.  For an Oak to be considered to be considered “adult” it takes 15 to 20 years or more.  At an average of 2 feet of growth per year, that means about 40 years or more to reach the size of “mighty” tree the healer saw in her vision (full grown oaks are between 60-100 feet).

Thank goodness that humans have the potential to grow so much faster.  Yet, at this time, I am still a “sapling”, working on establishing deep roots, building trunk strength, growing upward and outward.  It will be a little longer before the first birds sing on my branches.  A bit longer before squirrels climb me to play.  A bit longer before I produce my first acorns.  Yet, I will eventually be that Mighty Oak.  I will enjoy each pahse of grwoth, each step on the path of healing, being present, being at peace with being the best me I can be.

 

Mother Mary ~ Planting The Seeds Of Forgiveness. ~ By, Bella Capozzi. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012

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Thank you Mary for your guidance and love. 🙂

 

October 21, 2012… Global Call For Manifestation

 

Picture worth 1000 words… September 30, 2012

 

Lion’s Gate Invocation and explanation August 7, 2012

So, for some reason, this won’t embed…

ENJOY!

Lion’s Gate Invocation and explanation…

 

All shall be as it is promised. – Michael channeled by Ron Head June 20, 2012

We will speak today on the flood of light and love that is arriving at this time of new moon and solstice.  You have been given a short respite to integrate and assimilate the prior changes to your energy fields.  There will be more such, but expect the overall arrival of rising frequencies to build swiftly from this point.

You will personally want to avail yourselves as much as possible of the opportunity to flood your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves with as much light as you can hold, letting it flow out from you to whomever and wherever it is needed.  Your intent need only be that.  Should a specific need enter your consciousness, of course you may direct the light and unconditional love of Creator to that person or situation.  We are only saying that no light which flows through you into your world will be used for less than the highest good for all.

If you can find a group visualization to join, your personal contribution will be magnified many times over.  There are more and more of these being organized every day.  It is quite possible that we have something to do with this.  And yes, we are teasing you.

You will find, from this time, increasing feelings of happiness, more reasons to smile, and greater feelings of love filling your moments.  You will begin to see changes in the ways others react to your presence.  Drink more light in each day and this will increase in proportion.  Soon many of you will begin to see the light which is causing these changes.  But even though others may not as yet be conscious of what they are seeing, their energy bodies will react to it.

You have heard often, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Dear ones, this you are being now.  And the changes you are allowing in yourselves are spreading throughout the consciousness around you.  You do not yet realize the great turning point you have reached on this day, but very soon it will begin to be apparent that something has indeed changed.

Those who stand outside and lament of a lack of forward movement will either allow themselves to begin to see or perhaps wait for further evidence.  This is not something for you to concern yourselves with.  Make your focus be the bathing of your world with the light and love of Creator and all shall be as it is promised.  Reflect each day on yourselves and you will have all the evidence you will personally need to confirm the changes for you.  Express your gratitude for that and our promise is that it will continue to increase for you.

There are some among you who are having a sort of healing crisis as deeply buried experiences and beliefs are surfacing to be released at this time.  If you are not one of these, you may wish to intend the sharing of healing love and light with the growing and magnificent community of light of which you are a part.

If all of these suggestions should seem confusing to you, let us simplify.  There is really no possible way for you to misuse love and light.

We are complete for this day.

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