The manuscript of survival – part 393

By now, you will all have been well acquainted with these endless fluctuations of energy coming into your being, and we venture to guess that you have all in some way been able to access hitherto unexplored territory within. This may not feel as any major feat to some of you, as you have so far probably not been able to get but a small sip from that huge ocean of endless information that lies within, but still, we do think it has whetted your appetite for more. For more is to come dear ones, and it will come in fits and starts, in huge chunks and in tiny morsels, and probably when you least expect it to. For in this, as in everything else, trying to force your way forwards will not work very well, as it is by simply allowing yourself to let go of the need to control this process that you will be able to fully enter this ocean of the future. And so, whatever it takes, make sure you do not make the mistake of setting up a plan on how to do this.

For remember, mankind has a habit of making up little lists, you even call them your “to do lists”, and you have trained yourselves well to think that as long as you follow this carefully constructed paper trail, you will find yourself moving forwards at an appropriate speed, and you will reach your designated goal just as you have planned it. Well, this is not one of those old and literally single dimensional journeys, and this is certainly not a course to be taken or a piece of furniture to be assembled according to that enclosed manual. What you are doing, is something very, very different indeed, and that is why we are saying to you over and over again to let go of any preconceived notions as to how to go about this in the first place.

For the more you try to find the “right” way to do this, the more you will literally be getting in your own way, and the more you follow what you have learned is an eminent tool – namely planning ahead and acting out a carefully put together sequence in order to advance towards your goal – the more you will be apt to lose yourself in your own good intentions. So again we say, throw caution to the winds, stop trying so hard to DO and try to just BE YOU. This will sound like a rather childish and over-simplified way to go about this, but again, we have told you before to become as if a child again. Remember, we are trying to guide you through that process of liberating yourself from the old bonds of being a human being within the strict confines that have been erected around you, and the only way to do that, is to stop acting like one. You see, you have all your lives been carefully trained to do the right thing at the exact right time, and if you have ever been encouraged to think outside the box, there have been some very strict rules underlying that seemingly liberated way of going about things. For to be a human, is to follow a very set way of being, and especially a very set way of DOING things, and so, as this pattern has been worn so thoroughly into you all, it has literally produced a very deep groove within you that is hard to escape from. For even if you THINK you are free, you will in many ways still act according to that old and imbued way of thinking and acting, and as such, it takes quite a lot of effort to shake oneself loose from that old groove. But the biggest challenge is this: the effort we refer to, is in fact the opposite of effort. For you need to become effortless in a way that will make all of those old rules and instructions become null and void once and for all.

Again, we will seem to be talking in extremely convoluted terms, but what we are trying to tell you all, is that this is in fact so much more simple than what many of you are trying to wrap your heads around at the moment. Do not forget, we have an intimate knowledge of mankind, and even if we can be criticized for only seeing you “from afar”, we can only see too well the old patterns repeating themselves, seemingly endlessly. Except for in a few instances, when we see the joy and exuberance in someone suddenly realizing the gist of this message: becoming free is simply a question of acting as if you are. In other words, you need not change anything in your daily life, you need only see it for the true illusion it really is, and when this really sinks in, all of the old patterns will melt away like a sundae in the midday sun.

This may sound like we are oversimplifying, but bear with us as we try to give this to you in a very clear and succinct manner. For what YOU see, are the obstacles, and again and again you try to crash your way through them, like a stubborn creature butting its head again and again into the same wall. But if you lift your eyes, you will see that there is no wall, it is simply a figment of your imagination, and if you simply step back, you can easily step aside and continue onwards, unhindered by what you for so long have seen as an impenetrable barrier between you and the rest of Creation. You see, your mind is still very busy setting up all of these imaginary roadblocks, and so, your frustration continue to increase as you find yourself endlessly searching for that exit-sign somewhere. But none seems to be in sight, and so you try harder and harder to knock down that wall again. Again, to no avail. But if you do manage to step back a little bit, and simply open up to that child inside who will see blue skies where that “adult” in you will see a gray prison wall, you will find yourself flying free under this blue sky, unfettered by that old and still in many ways imprisoned way of thinking that comes so naturally to so many of you.

For you are no longer imprisoned, you simply THINK that you are, and so, the autopilot will kick in once again and you will keep running around and around in that same old rut of frustration and exhaustion. But there is a simple way out, and that is to let go of all of the old notions of working your way out of this prison. For it is indeed this very idea of “working” that is keeping you in there in the first place. So again we say, let go, and jump off that cliff and into the freedom you so long for. It is there for the taking, ready to fall into your lap the very moment you decide to stop trying so hard to reach for it.

158 thoughts on “The manuscript of survival – part 393

  1. Imbolc Lore
    (February 2nd)

    Imbolc, (pronounced “IM-bulk” or “EM-bowlk”), also called Oimealg, (“IM-mol’g), by the Druids, is the festival of the lactating sheep. It is derived from the Gaelic word “oimelc” which means “ewes milk”. Herd animals have either given birth to the first offspring of the year or their wombs are swollen and the milk of life is flowing into their teats and udders. It is the time of Blessing of the seeds and consecration of agricultural tools. It marks the center point of the dark half of the year. It is the festival of the Maiden, for from this day to March 21st, it is her season to prepare for growth and renewal. Brighid’s snake emerges from the womb of the Earth Mother to test the weather, (the origin of Ground Hog Day), and in many places the first Crocus flowers began to spring forth from the frozen earth.

    The Maiden is honored, as the Bride, on this Sabbat. Straw Brideo’gas (corn dollies) are created from oat or wheat straw and placed in baskets with white flower bedding. Young girls then carry the Brideo’gas door to door, and gifts are bestowed upon the image from each household. Afterwards at the traditional feast, the older women make special acorn wands for the dollies to hold, and in the morning the ashes in the hearth are examined to see if the magic wands left marks as a good omen. Brighid’s Crosses are fashioned from wheat stalks and exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming year. Home hearth fires are put out and re-lit, and a besom is place by the front door to symbolize sweeping out the old and welcoming the new. Candles are lit and placed in each room of the house to honor the re-birth of the Sun.

    Another traditional symbol of Imbolc is the plough. In some areas, this is the first day of ploughing in preparation of the first planting of crops. A decorated plough is dragged from door to door, with costumed children following asking for food, drinks, or money. Should they be refused, the household is paid back by having its front garden ploughed up. In other areas, the plough is decorated and then Whiskey, the “water of life” is poured over it. Pieces of cheese and bread are left by the plough and in the newly turned furrows as offerings to the nature spirits. It is considered taboo to cut or pick plants during this time.

    http://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/imbolclore.htm

    1. I Love knowing about this type stuff 🙂 Thanks, A
      and from the Ewe’s milk comes forth the growth of the lamb – I pass lambs and sheep and other farm animals each week day on my route. just Love them all! I always wish that they know of my passing by and sending them my Love.

  2. what’s the deal with “Groundhog Day”?

    Tonight and tomorrow is when many modern Pagans celebrate the fire festival of Imbolc sacred to the goddess Brigid, patroness of poets, healers, and smiths. Today is also the feast day of Saint Brigid of Ireland patron saint of poets, dairymaids, blacksmiths, healers, cattle, fugitives, Irish nuns, midwives, and new-born babies. –
    See more at: http://wildhunt.org/tag/imbolc#sthash.broiS16o.dpuf

    Imbolc (Imbolg) – Cross Quarter Day
    Tara – SamhainImbolc (Imbolg) the festival marking the beginning of spring has been celebrated since ancient times. It is a Cross Quarter Day, midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, it can fall between the 2nd & 7th of February when calculated as the mid point between the astronomical Winter Solstice and the astronomical Spring Equinox, in 2014 it falls on February 3rd. The astronomically derived date is later than the traditional date of January 31st / February 1st.

    Imbolc derives from the Old Irish i mbolg meaning in the belly, a time when sheep began to lactate and their udders filled and the grass began to grow.
    http://www.newgrange.com/imbolc.htm

    1. Michael, thank you for this. It was incredibly beautiful. I felt a deep sense of recognition while experiencing it.

  3. Sun_of_blue!

    I have thought about what you said a few days ago and can recognize the difficulties that one can not plan or set an intention, which is almost the same for me. Obviously we have to plan!! If I did not plan for a surgery, it would not happen, and I plan to gather with you on Sunday night in ” The Gathering ” – it is also a plan – right? I AM of course the person I am albeit in great development to a higher dimension, but until then I had to work in reality as it is today but with one foot in each estate so to speak.

    This is how it works for me. I can set goals, which need not be as precise , more like a wish. Then I leave it all to be in the manner and at a pace that is meant. It may not look like I had imagined but I accept that I do not know my best at all times 😉 Many times it happens amazing things that I have not even thought about, but my higher self knows 😉 Everything is actually coming to me without effort. If I am open to allow it.

    It is a fantastic way to live and have full confidence that everything will be to the best – for everyone involved. I also understand that it is a great challenge to test this at work where things WILL WORK PERFECTLY ACCORDING TO PLAN.

    This is not at all a criticism to you Sun – would never be, and I hope you can feel that. Your post opened up the need in me to explain how I work, because I am such earthbound person and find it difficult to comprehend how I should act in this time. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to try and sort out how my issues 🙂

    Today I have a PLAN to attend the inauguration of the event “Burning Snow” but you never know what happens before evening. What I know is that I would accept whatever happens 😉

    Love, light & respect,

    B

    1. Dear B,
      I appreciate it when you open up and explain how you work.
      It somehow helps me sort out my own issues.
      Thank you. 🙂
      A heartfelt hug for you,
      Sally

  4. The Treasures’ Nearness

    A man searching for spiritual treasure
    could not find it, so he was praying.

    A voice inside said, “You were given
    an intuition to shoot an arrow
    and then dig where it landed,”

    but you shot with all your archery skill!
    You were told to draw the bow
    with only a fraction of your ability.”

    What you are looking for
    is nearer than the big vein
    on your neck! Let the arrow drop.

    Don’t exhaust yourself like the philosophers,
    who strain to shoot the high arc
    of their thought arrows.

    The more skill you use, the farther you’ll be
    from what your deepest love wants.

    ~ Rumi

  5. Once, a few years back, I was on my knees in thanksgiving… thanking All That Is for…. well….all there is! When all of a sudden I got a whiff of sweetness that immediately made me think of roses. I felt such a wonderful rush of Love that I got dizzy. Like I got drunk from the Love!
    The aroma didn’t last long but I have yet to find a rose that smells that sweet…. Oddly enough, I have a tangerine rose bush that may have the closest aroma I’ve found so far.
    At that same time I heard a low monotone hum coming from no place in particular. I thought it was coming from ‘up there somewhere’. Then it got louder and louder. My first thought was Angels…. Then I thought it might be the Sound of Pure Love… ‘cause that’s definitely what I was feeling. Love like I have never felt since.
    PURE LOVE!! Man, it was nice.
    Wow! Thanks XOA for bringing THAT memory back…. Sally

  6. I must share with you All this….the over-whelming sadness continues & feels deep like an echo from a well….I know that there is great suffering upon the world, not only from people, but from Mother’s creatures, & from Mother herself….but this tone & voice has an even greater edge of haunting sadness & I feel it within my very bones… I asked my HS….from where does this new voice come ?….& I was lead to this….& I think she speaks to everyone….

    (& I do Love you All for your warmth, your kindness & your beautiful soul strength & glorious imaginations !…..Love, Bev~)

    Lilith Speaks :

    You wonder: Who am I coming at you like your shadow?
    Like a bird in flight
    in the dark of the night
    I am the first and the last.
    I am the honoured one and the scorned one.
    I am the whore, and the holy one.
    I am the substance and the one who has no substance. (2)
    I am she that looketh forth as the morning,
    fair as the moon, clear as the sun
    and terrible as an army with banners. (1)
    I sleep on the earth and I dance in the trees.
    I lie on the sands and I fly on the breeze.
    I walk in the sun and I drink with the bees.
    I sing with the rocks and I do as I please. (4)

    You, you have summoned me with your desires
    There are things you need to know about Love and Creation.
    What can I know about Love, you ask?
    I seduce, I destroy, I have no heart?
    Those are lies. Lies they tell about me now. Lies they might tell about you later.
    I live in the Tree of Life,
    with the serpent in the roots and the Thunderbird in its branches.
    Why are you afraid of me, afraid of the tree?
    What you see outside is what is inside of you.
    And what is inside of you is what is outside of you.
    If you bring forth what is within you,
    what you bring forth will save you.
    If you do not bring forth what is within you,
    what you do not bring forth will destroy you. (2)
    How beautiful are thy feet, O Daughters of the Moon!
    In the joining of thy thighs there is a jewel. (1)
    I am wild like the wind. Yes!
    Thy navel is like a round goblet filled with wine.
    Thy belly is like a heap of wheat set about with lilies. (1)
    I live in trees, I kiss serpents. Yes!
    Thy two breasts are like two young deer that are twins.
    Thy neck is as a tower of ivory.
    Thine eyes are like the fish pools by the white harbour. (1)
    My vitality of life is boundless. It is the same as yours.
    Feel your vitality, your passion for life.
    Let it fill you. Let it fill you with your beauty and your power!

    You, Man of my heart. Do you remember me?
    Do you remember what we once were to each other?
    Do you remember the love that we shared?
    I long for a mate, thirsty like water.
    Come to me, I want you, I need your seed
    or I wither and die, no fruit in my branches.
    Do you resist me?
    Is it because I am stronger than you in the darkness of the night?
    You say I am an illusion, a dream.
    I am no dream.
    I offer you rapture and peace for your sterile pride.
    You deny and question, but mine eyes gleam on thee, lit with an ancient light.
    My lips proclaim mysteries.
    My arms hold all that gods desire and fools reject. Behold me! (3)

    BUT–I will not submit to you and be put beneath you like a serving maid.
    I am his who dares to pay my price.
    I ask too much, you say? Yet I give all. Why do you hold back?
    I warn you. If you send me away, you will fall asleep,
    And your rib will be taken out for your mate.
    You banish me, but you will be cast out from the garden and struggle to be reborn.
    I will return to remind you of what you really want.
    How you feel broken with a mate who is but a part of you, like a crutch.
    I hurt, I am ill. What is this place
    where the children live in cement boxes and eat chemicals for food.
    The land is burning with the raging fires of war
    My trees are cut down, ruthlessly uprooted
    Animals thanklessly consumed; my life blood spilled out for greed
    I cannot live here. I must go…
    But you will hear my voice
    –in the wailing of women mourning their dead children–
    in the whimpers of the hungry babies
    the floodplains of my heart will pour out over the land
    And you will hear my voice in the howling winds and the hurricanes–
    in the earthquakes and the volcanoes!
    Awake, O thou whom my soul loveth, and come
    Come into my garden, where the spices flow out.
    Come into your garden and eat the pleasant fruits. (1)
    Come to the temple for the holy rites of love.
    Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
    For love is strong as death. (1)
    Set your soul free.
    –M. Kelley Hunter

  7. Hi, Alex! When you have time, would you mind sharing information regarding your in-home perpetual wind chimes? I’ve searched the web, but don’t seem to be able to find anything. I adore chimes and have them outside… would so enjoy some inside, too.

    A big Thank You with Light&JOY, Lin

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