August  2015

Dear One,

I woke up this morning with a fresh excitement.  This month has not been a particularly easy one.  I felt on the edge of something new, and each morning I woke up in a fog, with a sense of being in a dream..  I was struggling with something that was longing to take form.

I knew the words...the concept, but this morning I woke up with the sense, the energetic feeling that
I have each new day....I have a choice...
The decision is mine: "I have a choice."

What then is the Issue?

My issue is that I when I am in reaction I have chosen to listen to fear's admonition that I have no choice.  From this thought I become  your victim, I am powerless..and I then believe that my behavior  is not my choice. I am reacting to...rather than consciously choosing to respond.
My emotional reaction tells me that I am in danger and that I must take the action of either  defending or attacking.

I woke up this morning with the clear sense that I have a choice in every moment. I choose  to know that:

I am responsible for my actions.
It is empowering to know that with each breath I choose to take...
I have a choice not to take anything you say personally.
(Pathwork lecture 51: Importance of Forming Independent Opinions)
I have a choice to move beyond my judgments of self and other.
I have a choice to finally accept my history, my self and all whom I have blamed and move into the love.

I woke up this morning with these lines from a David Whyte Poem in my consciousness:
"What To Remember When Waking"

"In the first hardly noticed moment when you wake,
coming back from this life from the other more secret, movable
and frighteningly honest world where everything began,
there is a small opening into the day which closes
the moment you begin your plans.

What you plan is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.

To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden
as a gift to others
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance.

You are not a troubled guest on this earth,
you are not an accident amidst other accidents.
You were invited from another and greater night
than the one from which you have just emerged........"

It is your choice to awaken to your true inheritance.
Are you willing to remember who you are?
Are you willing to choose LOVE?

The essence of who you are is never altered. 
An Angel chooses to walk through the doorway of illusion,
So that Fear can present itself to be transformed.

I am very excited to be teaching "this" in Brazil this month.
Be well, remember you are blessed and "Stay Strong."

Please Listen to the Song: "STAY STRONG"
Various Artists - Stay Strong

When I choose love...
Grace is my daily bread.

-- Barbara