Sunday, April 24, 2011

All Saints Transmission: Happy Easter!

Saints Transmission: Happy Easter
Will You Rise to the Occasion?

ST: Easter and Earth Day fell in the same weekend this year and this has caused some deep introspection on my part. What were Christ's and Magdalene's views toward the planet, their earthwalk and all the other creatures? I've heard that Christ cared deeply about the other creatures, but is this true? I would imagine if he was the Son of God then he would feel a great appreciation for the earth and its inhabitants. He was also considered "radical" by some so maybe he didn't believe in the dominating of non-humans. What can you tell me?

All Saints & Mary Magdalene: Oh, my dear, what questions you ask! How can any sensitive human live on the planet and not see the joy or suffering of other creatures, not to mention the earth herself? Yes, Jesus and I (Mary) cared and felt compassion for the creatures. We saw the beauty of the butterflies, understood the plight of the ants and bees, and respected all creatures, especially the ones used to feed humans. We blessed all our food and where the food derived.

When the dear sweet birds sang, we whistled along in solidarity. I know you often think of our dear Francesco as the Patron Saint of Ecology, but where do you think he learned how to love the creatures if not from us? It was Jesus who opened up Francesco's poetic eyes, and he opened your eyes too so that you would care deeply about the earth and her inhabitants. And even those who don't believe in any avatars, if you care at all about the earth, then you have been in conversation with us. We don't care if you speak to Buddha, to Krishna, Sarasvati or us, what we do care about is that you wake up, open your eyes, and take responsibility for your lives on the planet.

Although we support grassroots and non-profits' efforts to take better care of the earth, the responsibility should never be placed on their shoulders alone. Each and everyone of you must play your roles to the hilt. Maybe you start your own organization to care for the earth, or you plant an organic garden in your backyard. Maybe you do something to help the insects or other creatures, or maybe you teach children how to love and care for the planet. You could teach your fellow adults too. And don't think that the children can't teach you a thing or two, so often in their innocence they are fantastic teachers.

Many children, especially in this current age hear the angels and saints whispering to them. They might talk to Buddha or Jesus or Mother Mary or whoever. They might speak with a loving grandparent who passed on or ancestors dating further back. Don't ever dismiss the prophecies of indigenous children and take them seriously. These children might seem like tricksters or wisecracks at first, but they know something you don't so listen carefully.

And while we are the subject of teachers and developing better listening skills, turn your senses to the natural world. All the Great Master Teachers practiced humility and allowed the natural world and children to teach them. Even a small dose of humility reaps rewards. Do you seek enlightenment? Then give up this jaded idea that you already know everything because I'm telling you, that you don't. You know enough to live your lives in limited ways. You have survival knowledge, even the brightest among you only have this. Humanity as a while is using 1/5th of its brain power and even less of its heart power.

Remember these words. You live in fear and limitations and call this "common sense" or you allow "experts" to tell you how to eat, how to live, how to grow your food, etc... instead of tapping into your own inner wisdom. And don't give us the excuse that you don't know how to tap into your inner wisdom, because that is an innate talent that you all possess. Children can teach you how to tap into this wisdom, but ultimately, you must figure this out for yourself. Jesus and Buddha won't do this for you, but they might give you some spiritual tools and metaphors.

If us saints sound cranky on this lovely Easter, it's because humanity must wake up now, not tomorrow, and it is you, you as individuals that must wake up. Don't focus on others doing this, do it yourself and then your rippling out effect will excite and inspire others to join you in your wakefulness. So it comes down to taking full responsibility for yourself, your life path, and your interaction with the planet. You know what sacrifices you need to make, what changes you need to implement and which path you need to walk. Now do it. Stop thinking about it, stop dreaming about it, and stop trying to manifest it. Just do it, as your Nike ad tells you. That involves taking a first step, even a tiny step, and then another, and another, and soon you're walking on the right path. You know it too because everything falls in place.

So get in touch with your inner wisdom and get to know it intimately, like your best loyal friend. Then ask it what step do I take now? And you'll be surprised at the answer. You have within your current means everything you need to take that first step. When the Universe/God sees that you are serious (God will test you first), resources will appear just when you need them. Trust and have faith.

So the Easter message is Rise to the Occasion.

Remember that we love you.


All Saints

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