Sunday, February 26, 2012

All Saints Transmissions: Forgiveness

photo by Patricia Herlevi
All Saints Transmissions: Mother Mary
Forgiveness Paves the Way to New Beginnings

ST: The vibrations I pick up from you today, Mother Mary, is forgiveness.  I know that for myself, I have trouble forgiving people, entities, events, and situations, but I know that forgiving the past would heal me.  Why do we have such a hard time letting these old stories go when they no longer serve us? How do we forgive?

Mother Mary: This question rests on the minds of humanity as a whole, and definitely as unenlightened individuals.  Once you learn the true meaning of forgiveness, you pave your way towards enlightenment.  You cannot grow or evolve if you clutch to wrong-doing and wrong-doers.  Your ego serves itself when you don't forgive and your soul withers, though a soul can never die.

I have seen some souls go through life times, even thousands of lifetimes without forgiving an enemy from an earlier lifetime. Imagine carrying this stone in your gut for thousands of lifetimes. These souls usually have health problems with the gut such as cancerous tumors.  If they radically forgive then these tumors would disappear.  Maybe not overnight, but within a few weeks or months.

Think of your body like a bag full of rocks.  Or better yet, you carry this bag full of rocks on your back while you climb up a hill. Let's say the hill is your life and your ambitions.  You won't get very far if you carry a heavy burden.  You will tire out, feel depleted of energy to even fulfill the smallest of tasks. So you realize at some point that those rocks are not serving you in anyway whatsoever.  So you must empty that bag out, but another part of you has attached stories to each rock.  These stories represent the dramas of your life and what makes you feel special.  You can join a group of other rock carriers (sufferers and victims of this or that) and feel validated.

Perhaps you don't want to give up the drama and the feeling of belonging in a group of survivors.  You sense that there is something heroic about your group members.  Not only that you become clannish and develop an us verses them mentality.  You have a collective enemy which could be men, if its a group for women who survived rape or domestic violence.  Or the group could involve political progressives who feel that the leadership of their country only serves corporations.  By joining these groups, you never heal yourself.  You never heal yourself.  You never heal yourself.  Why? How can you heal yourself if you don't practice forgiveness and letting go.  That bag of rocks increases in heaviness.  You even add petty pebbles to it cause by little slights.

Now, I am not saying that the person or entity that harmed you gets off Scott-free.  Karma plays a role.  But when you hang on to your grievances, you cause deeper harm to yourself. The rapist doesn't rob the woman of her freedom of choice.  He might cause trauma to the woman, but it is still up to the woman to figure out what she's going to do with that trauma.  Will she see the gift of light in the darkness? Will she see that she has choices to make about her future? There is no such thing as an innocent victim, not even children.

What I mean by this, is each soul carries a set of beliefs and patterns that send out vibration.  These beliefs are most often passed down through emotional DNA.  So even a baby carries these vibrations.  Now, I am not saying that we should not practice compassion.  But I am saying that like vibration attracts like vibration.  This also doesn't mean that people who commit crimes should be let off the hook.  And unless you're dealing with a sociopath, people do have consciences, even if their punishment happens below the surface.  Eventually, this person who committed a crime is going to mess up and give themselves away.

Now, I am not saying that nothing horrific is happening on the earth, but I am saying that there is a gift, a seed that when planted forgiveness reveals its gifts. Even the worst possible situations come bearing gifts.  You ask how I can say this, but remember that I forgave my enemies, the one's who took my son away from me during the prime of his life.  I could do this because I saw the bigger picture. I ask each of you to find something in your life that you think you cannot forgive, then forgive that situation or person.

Know this, everything that happens to you in this lifetime is a result of something you did in a previous lifetime. What goes around, comes around.  Don't think that you were a saint in every one of your lifetimes because you were not.  You have played every role imaginable and now the libertine ways of your soul come back to haunt you.  Even saints are sinners too.  So don't condone harmful and willful behavior, but forgive it to free yourself and to empty that large box of rocks.  In doing so, you are free to move forward on your path.  When you forgive you also balance karma and this can prevent further damage to you.

You often pray to me and you ask for miracles.  You ask for healing of this and that.  Here's my message, forgive your enemies, and forgive yourself then miracles will happen to you daily.  You will notice miracles everywhere.  Forgiveness has its rewards.

Remember that we always love you.


Mother Mary

Sunday, February 19, 2012

All Saints Transmissions: Fatale Distractions

All Saints Transmissions: Saint Jude
All about Fatal Distractions 

ST: At the break of dawn when I asked you about today's message you mentioned distractions, and how those distractions prevent our souls from evolving.  I struggle with distractions, especially when I sit down to meditate, start a yoga practice, or even when I'm writing in my journal.  So how can I move past these distractions, how can we move past these distractions and stay on course?

Saint Jude: This is a good question and I am pleased that you responded to my message this morning. Distractions come in many forms, but all distractions derive from our egos.  This includes outer distractions.  You sit down to meditate and the phone rings so you get up and answer the phone. Bad idea.  You sit down to meditate or chant and you hear the TV news headlines coming from the other room, something catches your attention so you go to investigate.  Bad idea.  Bad practice.  Don't let distractions get the best of you and know distractions when you encounter them.

You ask well why is it a bad idea to answer the phone or check out the television news headline? Some people don't even bother to pray or meditate or journal in the morning, if at all. If you start your day meditating or doing something else of a spiritual nature, then you have lifted your vibration and built a defense around you that will keep out negative vibrations.  You will be less influenced by the bad news you receive on the other end of the phone or even the voice you hear who has the wrong number.  As far as the news headlines, what insane person decided that doom and gloom is the best way to start the day? You might as well go load up on fats and sugars at that point too because you just lowered your immune responses and caused inflammation in your body.  In fact, if you suffer from any autoimmune disease, stay clear of the news because it's too big a hit to your adrenaline glands and this news will worsen your disease. I guarantee it.

Of course you might watch the news and see a new drug on the market (with a myriad of side effects) that you can pop to heal your disease.  I think not. Talk about distractions! So back to the mediation practice.  You must stay focused.  Your body will tell you to get up and deal with something in the kitchen or the bathroom, but remain seated and remain focused.  You might remember that you need to phone the electric company about a question about your bill, stay seated and focused.  Let all these thoughts go.  Don't worry about forgetting something important for our to-do list.  Your meditation practice is the most important part of your life if you plan on evolving your soul to the next level.

Remember no guru is going to enlighten your soul. They can give you tools and meditation and breathing practices, but YOU have to do the work.  This means getting up early every morning and meditating.  Doubts and worries will pop into your mind, let them go. Your legs will feel restless, let that go to, and know that your ego does not want your soul to evolve.  It fears that if your soul evolves then you won't need your ego any longer, which in a way is true.  However, even the most evolved souls/people on the planet deal with distractions presented by the ego.  They just learned how to squelch the problem before it takes over their practice.  You can also learn to do this through practice.  You won't achieve this overnight because it takes work.  But a pure mind is worth striving for.

You're not alone.  Everyone has distractions.  The type of distractions you have doesn't make you special or more clever than the next seeker.  Sure you can make jokes about the distractions or write about them like Elizabeth Gilbert did with her book, "Eat, Pray, Love" and people will relate to you.  Just don't get caught up in talking non-stop about your distractions because that is a distractions in itself and don't get caught up on other people's distractions because that is a road to nowhere.

I do not have a simple solution for you that I can present in seven steps nor do I charge you money for my advice and guidance.  You must put in the effort.  There are no magic pills or books you can read that will solve all your problems and enlighten you by the end of the week.  I say this because I know you have a schedule to keep and a mission of reaching enlightenment by a certain date, for some of you that is December 31, 2012.  Good luck.  You must do the work.  Remember that we always love you.


Saint Jude (who never minces words)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

All Saints Transmissions: Time is an illusion

All Saints Transmissions: Saint Jude
Time is an illusion

ST: Dear Saint Jude why is time speeding up? Why do we humans feel like we don't have enough time? And why are our lives controlled by this digital age?

Saint Jude: My dear, time is an illusion.  You can suspend time if you choose and you can even transcend it.  I like the description of the rat race, but humans these days appear to me as hampsters in one of those Habit Trail theme parks.  You're running around in circles, setting useless goals, and acting self-important. If only you could see the illusion for what it is.  From where I sit and witness this madness, I'm scratching my head wondering how long it will take for you to shift dimensions.

I hear that question often, when and how do we shift dimensions? Some of you think you do this with your mind.  You check out philosophy, books on religion, and quantum physics from the library, or if you're someone with money or a credit card, you head to your favorite large bookstore.  You read a few books, declare yourself enlightened, and still you participate in the everyday madness, again those hampster wheels and plastic trails.  Except with humans, you drive vehicles around in circles that pollute the air you breathe, then when you feel sick from the pollution you head over to your doctor, who gives you toxic pills, which you flush down the drain with your body's waste, and then you grow even sicker from toxic water.

But you cannot worry about any of that because you have to go to work for a boss you don't respect and a company in which you feel at odds. But you're one of the lucky ones, you tell yourself because at least you have a job. And you say this rather smugly so as not to associate with those unwashed ones who don't get up everyday to go to a job they despise. But they're miserable too, escaping the world's illusions through television, or the fog of drugs and alcohol. I ask myself, why do humans torment themselves? What are you protecting your hearts from? Do you not have a thimble full of faith that there's something spectacular waiting for you?

The third dimension is over.  It is time to rise to the next dimension, but you can only get there through the frequency of love. You must lift your vibration, and I cannot emphasize this enough.  The saints and angels have delivered this message through movies, books, magazine articles, television shows, spiritual workshops, and even billboards and dreams. And still humanity as a whole chooses to live in FEAR.  It is a choice. No one makes that choice for you.  You choose to turn on the nightly or morning news, as if you're doing some service to humankind by carrying low vibrations around with you all day.  You choose to rant or engage in negative conversations.  You choose to eat unhealthy foods, live your life like zombies or hampsters, you choose.  Mindfulness is the key to unlocking the door to consciousness. Through mindfulness you awaken your hearts and this leads you to enlightenment and the higher dimensions.

How many times do we need to teach these concepts? It is simple, and yet, I see it is not simple.  Some of you give it your best try, but then you fall prey to negativity and then, oops, you slip back into the third dimension of illusions.  So you must strive for even more mindful experiences. Take yoga classes, you can find some for free. Learn to meditate. Find uplifting music and keep listening to it. I would ask you to join a group, but group mentality or thinking can easily slide into negativity and then you slip too.  I don't recommend huggy kissy groups either where people are spiritually-high but not dealing with their shadows or wounds.  This is false spirituality and escapism at its best.  Never use spiritual practices like a drug to numb your pain. It doesn't work and no one will see you as an authentic seeker, because you're not.

You can actually journey through the dark night of the soul without succumbing to negativity.  And I remind you, if you need help with your spiritual practices or journeys, call on saints and angels. You don't need to practice a religion, we are here for everyone, no matter your beliefs or philosophies.  Remember that we always love you, even in your darkest moments, even when you don't love yourself.  We love you. Call on us.  We will offer guidance and protection during your most vulnerable hour.


Saint Jude and All Saints

Sunday, February 5, 2012

All Saints Transmissions: Challenge of Healing Dualism

All Saints Transmissions: Saint Joan of Arc
Healing Dualism

ST: I thought I would ask you, Saint Joan, a spiritual warrior how to heal dualism.  You obviously fought with your share of darkness and also forgave those who harmed you.

Saint Joan: Dualism or dualistic thinking has been with humans from the beginning.  The illusion of separation can be seen and understood in stories from many traditions, not just Christianity's story of Adam and Eve when the couple discovered the knowledge of good and evil, the beginning of dualistic thinking.  But before humans discovered the polarities and time-space reality, they actually resided in a different dimension of Unity Consciousness or a time of peace.  It's as if someone placed bags over the heads of all humans blinding them to reality and stirring fear in their hearts.

You already know even if you don't quite comprehend that there is nothing out there.  Everything you experience comes from within, from your beliefs, from your sense of powerlessness.  Because if you truly felt empowered and believed in a unconditionally loving God you would see no enemies and witness no animosity.  When I burnt on the stakes and took my last breath, I let everything go in an act of radical forgiveness.  I was able to do this because I felt at-one with everything in that moment.  I felt at one with my pain, my anguish, and my redemption which I sensed was on its way.

The real fears humans nourish are fear of death, fear of betrayal, fear of losing freedom, and fear of harm from another.  I experienced all the above, plus shame, guilt, and confusion.  I was only 19 years old when I was marched to the stakes, but I prayed for a quick death and my prayers were granted. I had faith that there was life after life and I saw in those last moments, the illusions of life on earth, the physical presence.  When you see those illusions you can easily let go and take a leap into the unknown.

So dualism is an illusion.  Everything around you that appears solid and secure is an illusion. Your thoughts, your dreams, your prophesies are illusions.  Nothing is real except for love and the loving presence of God.  If you don't feel that love, then you entertain illusions.  Do not beat yourself up for that because the illusions have a strong and bewitching presence, they are a force field in which your soul is magnetically drawn. And perhaps living in a dualistic reality has taught you some powerful lessons and helped your soul evolve. But now it is time to dissolve these illusions and to move past the polarities. Please re-read Saint Jude's previous post to learn about mirrors and projections.  I will end with saying that heaven is within your soul.  If you want to experience peace then you need to heal the wars within your heart and soul.  You need to learn to love yourself and you might need to heal many wounds before this can happen.  But the focus needs to be on what's happening in you, not out there.  Until humanity figures this lesson out, there will be no peace on the planet anywhere.  Remember that we always love you.


Saint Joan