MESSAGE FROM VYWAMUS
I am one of a group of teachers and guides who are particularly concerned with the wellbeing of your planet Earth. And whether you know it or not, you also are one of our number. You happen to be focusing through a body at this time and living on the earth. Yet you, like us, take part in creating, maintaining, and evolving your planet. Our purpose is to bring this to your attention, and to show you the possibilities that are opening up for you.
Now is a critical time of evolution on your planet, and a crucial moment for you. The stage you're presently entering is unique in human history. It's unique, because now it involves consciousness. You are about to become fully and actively involved in your own evolution. From this point the evolution of humanity will be more and more what you consciously choose. We at my level are always willing to help you explore your options. Yet ultimately, how you choose to evolve, and how rapidly, is up to you. Our blessings are with you whatever you do.
ADVICE FOR THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES
CAN YOU RIDE THE WHIRLWIND?
Hearing what you hear on the news about economic turbulence and the possible breakdown of your economy, it's natural that you may feel deep concern and even fear. To see your savings and assets shrinking, perhaps even to lose your job or your home, can be frightening, especially if you feel helpless to change the situation you're in. In fact, something even larger is going on-- much larger than the failure of some of your economic policies. You are, right now, caught up in a whirlwind of change that is sweeping your entire planet. It involves not only bad mortgages, not only economics and finances, but also climate change, changes in politics and social structures, changes in almost every aspect of your life.
Old forms and systems you've had for directing your daily affairs in the world are breaking up because you've outgrown them and they've become too small. Even when the current crisis seems to settle down, there will continue to be turmoil and upheavals of all kinds for awhile until you find new forms that serve you better. And this will not happen overnight, but by a series of steps in which you experiment with new forms and gradually arrive at some that work best. This will happen, in time. It will require humanity's best creativity, and human cooperation on a global level, for these are global problems.
But in the meantime, what about you? First, you need to hear from me and from all of us guides at my level, that you will be all right. In time, and perhaps sooner than you think, the current situation will begin to right itself as you begin to find new forms, and eventually there will be more security for all of you. You will not, however, be able to go back to all the old ways of doing things.
Now, when I say, "You will be all right," you may believe me. Or you may want to believe me but have a hard time doing so. Of course, in time, as economies stabilize and your bank account looks healthier again, you'll have more concrete evidence to go on. Yet today, the everyday "you" who is caught up in the whirlwind may have to take what I say on faith, and in the meantime, take the obvious practical measures. Safeguard your assets to the best of your ability if you have them, look for a job if you need one, and so on. Inform yourself on the issues and when you have the opportunity, vote intelligently and express yourself to your representatives in government. And this is not a time to jump at possible solutions because you are full of anxiety. Rather, it will be far safer for you to ride the whirlwind than to let yourself be swept up in it.
If you would ride the whirlwind, you must go deeper, below the surface level of your own fear and the collective human fear, down into the depths of your inner self. Whether you do this by meditation or other means, you need to go to that deepest level of you where you know that you will be all right, that you are already all right, and that you will always be all right. This is not something that can be put into words for you. You must find the way to your own depths to experience it for yourself, in order to feel truly convinced and at peace, and to be able to ride the whirlwind of change.
Going into your deepest self is not simply a way to escape "reality," nor is it, as your ego might suggest, something to wait to do after you've solved the problems. Rather, doing this is an essential part of the solution to the problems you face now. Such problems are never solved at the level where they were created. At most, bandaids can be put on there. You, and all humans, need to go to a deeper level in order to find the calm and the creativity to ride the whirlwind rather than be caught in it, and to find the new forms you need to solve your problems.
Once again, I'll say it: "You are all right. You are taken care of." If you go to this inner place, you'll be sure of it. And the right actions you need to take will emerge from this calm and intelligent center of who you really are.
Meanwhile, look around you in everyday life in the moment and notice how you are all right in each moment. You are still in your body, your first and most reliable home. You still breathe air, see and feel sunshine and rain, you probably have food and clothing and people around you, things to do. You are alive.
Even as you watch this particular network of thought forms and mental craziness that humans have created breaking up around you, you are here. You are alive. Your deep aliveness does not depend on the economy or on the climate or on politicians' decisions. As you practice this you will feel more at peace and able to deal with whatever confronts you in your own life. You will also be contributing greatly to the collective human energy field and helping to bring forth the calm and the creativity needed for humanity to bring about the solutions you need in your everyday world.
We guides at our level understand
that you face some hard challenges right now. Because they are part
of your growth, we cannot "rescue" you from them. You are
adults, and we treat you as such. We know you have the resources and
courage to face what you face today and learn from it --and with our
help, of course. Our love, support, energy, and inspiration are always
with you. Please know that you can call on us whenever you need us.
MESSAGE FROM VYWAMUS - JANUARY 1, 2010
At this time so many of you are being
invited to open more fully to Spirit and receive higher level guidance
that I have set down here a few suggestions that should be helpful.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but if you are trying to open
up your life to experiencing Spirit and receiving guidance from higher
levels, here are some places to begin. As you go along, you will continue
receive guidance about where to go next in designing and following
your own unique spiritual path.
NOTICING THE ENERGIES OF SPIRIT
First, make space and time in your day to receive and notice the spiritual energies within and around you. They are always there, of course, but it does no good if you pay them no attention. During the day sunshine may be all around your home, but it will not come in your window if you have the shades drawn. So, frequently during the day, open your shades, even for a minute or two. Simply make the intention to be aware of the spiritual energies. At first it will be helpful to take the time to practice some form of meditation, to give yourself a clearer and more conscious connection with the energies of Spirit. After this practice you will be able, throughout the day, to quickly and easily connect with Spirit, even if you have only a moment.
The spiritual energies are always
there in the background of your life. They are the aliveness from
which everything else comes.
Many of you have the feeling that you may be receiving guidance from Spirit, either through the meditation I’ve just suggested, or in some other way. You may have questions about how to “turn up the volume” to hear it more clearly, or questions about how to evaluate the accuracy of what you receive.
First, practice is the key. Practice, and practice some more. Even though sometimes you will be fortunate enough to have guidance spontaneously come to you, you don’t have to wait for that. Regularly make time and space to receive guidance by going to the space beyond thought, sensation, and emotion to the aliveness behind them all. You may pose a question you need guidance about, or simply wait to see what comes. Again, be open to the possibility that your guidance may come in the form of words, images, or feelings and sensations.
Second, if you think you are receiving guidance or inspiration that might be coming to you from Spirit, record it in some form afterwards. Write it down, make a drawing, or audio recording, even dance it. Taking it seriously this way, without at first judging it, will allow more to come, so you will not just be getting fragments, but a more connected whole. (This is very similar to what happens in any creative process where you have to let your vision come through in some form, without censoring it, before you then use your mind to refine it.) At first in receiving guidance you may wonder if you are making it all up, but let it come through anyway. Indeed, imagination is one tool that Spirit can use to reach you, one way you receive guidance. Let your imagination be free, and scrutinize it later. You will often understand later that in a particular instance you were actually guided to imagine one particular thing, rather than all the other possible things you could have imagined. And that it was no accident.
Third, having connected with Spirit and received some sense of guidance coming through to you, how do you validate this guidance? It’s easy enough to ask me, and have me tell you that you are indeed opening up to Spirit, and that I and other guides are around you, guiding and helping you. That is true. But you don’t have to take my word for it. It’s good to develop your own way of validating your experiences so that you have an inner sense of sureness that is always your yardstick.
Now, your mind can only go so far in situations like this. It can only partially understand and evaluate the spiritual energies, since it does so in the form of concepts, and concepts cannot contain or explain fully the energies of Spirit, and cannot help you much in validating your spiritual experiences. Instead of your mind, it can be very useful to employ your body and its energies to give you feedback about whether you are on the right track in understanding what’s coming through to you and how valid it is.
Though you may have some other way you favor, I almost always recommend dancing to some music you like, to first allow the body’s energy to flow more freely and get through any blocks you may have. Then, take any guidance you believe you are receiving from Spirit and see how it resonates with your heart, your gut, your pelvis, or some other part of you. As you practice this, you will soon get messages from some part of your body that say, “Yes, this is true, this is right,” or “ I am uneasy or uncomfortable with that,” or “That’s not quite right,” and so on. Indeed most of you have developed this kind of physical/emotional intuitive yardstick already, and you often apply it to situations in your everyday life. I am simply suggesting that you become more conscious of this system you already have for inner validation and apply it to any energies or insights you believe may have come through to you from Spirit.
If you follow these practices, after even a short while you will develop more clarity and confidence in your ability to sense and experience the energies of Spirit, and in any guidance you’re receiving. And, at the same time, you will be contributing to the evolution of human consciousness. In the future, all humans will be much more easily aware of the higher energies and able to live at one with them and receive guidance from them. But it must start with you who are inspired to take up this invitation now.
Meanwhile, I and other guides are always available to help you in your own next steps in knowing Spirit. Call on us at any time.
I offer you this exercise as one way to practice experiencing the greater Reality around and within you, while in the midst of everyday life. Try it in this form first, and then feel free to make changes to adapt it to your own needs.
TWO HANDS MEDITATION
1. Be in a quiet place, in whatever relaxed position feels best to you, keeping your spine relatively straight. Take some long, slow breaths and let them out slowly.
2. Now turn your right hand palm upward. Let thoughts and feelings about your everyday concerns come to mind – everything from someone you have to contact, to a physical problem you’re having, to what will be for dinner, and so on. Just let them be there, and imagine you are holding them all in your right hand. As they come, just let them pile up there on your hand.
3. When this seems to be complete – yes, probably a few more concerns will fly in, just let them light there too –move your attention to your left hand and turn it palm up.
4. Imagine now that your left hand is in a deep pool of stillness and light. This is the infinite deep, joyful, formless pool of energy that is beneath and beyond your present reality, and from which all of it comes. Breathe. Feel this deep, still, joyful, aliveness in your left hand, and imagine it as a light that flows not only into your hand, but into your left arm, and into your chest and shoulders, and then into your whole body. Your whole body is full of this light. Breathe. And as you do, you may experience a pulsing of this light, a feeling of being uplifted, or other sensations. Just notice and experience what happens…
5. Feel how this light has filled your whole body – including even your right hand. Notice how it flows into all the everyday experiences you hold there. This flow is always going on. This deep, infinite, alive energy comes out of formlessness and gives life to everything you are, and also to everything you think, feel and do in the world.
6. Take some time to notice and experience how, under the sometimes seemingly trivial everyday concerns that you hold in your right hand, it is this deep, vast, and infinitely beautiful energy that is flowing life and being into them. Feel how the energy pulses in from your left hand, illuminates your whole body, and flows into your right hand, sustaining all of your everyday existence and doings. Spend some time being with this...
7. Now, bring your hands together. And see what happens…
After you have practiced this meditation,
or adapted it into a form that suits you best, you may begin to notice
not only that the Light is in you, but also that it is all around
you, and in all other beings in your everyday world. This is the great
Oneness of which we are all a part. Here you are one with all other
beings. Here you and I are one, and it is from here that I speak to