The purpose of the suffering is to transcend the suffering

How can we know whether the challenges and upheaval we face in life move us forward on our spiritual path or if they are an indication that we’re going in the wrong direction?

Good question. This is a subtle distinction, the edge between awareness and sleep, between floating along with the current and being pulled beneath it. As long as you are able to surface from the waves to catch even a moment’s breath, you can consider that you are on the path of growth. When you are dragged under by the tide and lose your bearings, the time that you struggle to find your next breath is rich in opportunity if you have the presence to take hold of it. The opportunity is that to surpass yourself, to step beyond the complete immersion in the illusion and to raise yourself out of the consciousness that believes it is possible to drown.
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The moment holds the magic

Please talk about non-attachment to outcomes and how to reconcile that with goal setting.

The key to manifesting is to hold a vision vividly in your heart and to release it. The emotional charge powers the vision and it is through non-attachment that the vision can become manifest. Non-attachment is the absence of clinging. Clinging is a perpetual reinforcement of lack, of an anticipated loss.
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Words from Saint Germaine

This past weekend was the Spiritual & Holistic Health Expo in Allentown, PA. I’ve been going to that show for the past couple years now and it is ALWAYS an enlightening/transformative experience. One of the most extraordinary highlights of the show last time was a reading with Brigitte Boyea who channels St. Germaine and Arch Angel Michael. The reading was VERY powerful and I regret having not made record of my experience. In any case, this time, I made a point of recording the reading and have transcribed it below. Unfortunately, the last few minutes got cut off but, the reading connects pretty directly to a good bit of the information that’s been coming through the writing. Pretty interesting confirmation.
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Your power is in your courage to face the truth without judgment

What of the intensity of emotion lately and the disruption of patterns?

You have indeed put yourself on a fast track to awakening. The new energies that are coursing through you are burning away old patterns as if burning through plaque in your arteries, allowing greater flow of life force and light to surge throughout your field. These changes are working from the inside out, cleansing from the bottom up. Again it is imperative that you confirm for yourself your knowing that destruction precedes creation, that the old must fall away in order for the new to have ground from which to take hold.
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From emptiness, the universe is born - over and over again

At this time of new beginnings and my own desperation, I implore you now to provide me with the opportunity, means, and direction to do what I’m here to do. Please make it clear to me NOW.

Although you feel as if you have been flailing about without purpose and direction, in fact you have been deepening – incorporating the knowing that has until this time been a mental awareness only. This knowing is permeating your cells – the very molecules of your being. The process is penetrating so deeply within you that your conscious mind is unable to perceive it. It is at once a shattering of long-standing structures and an organic evolution of something unrecognizable blended with the familiar, to synthesize a new beginning.
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In the beginning…

This blog is the outgrowth of an experiment initiated in March of 2009. Out of a commitment to connect more directly with my higher self and greater knowing, I began a dialog of sorts; asking a question in writing, and waiting until words of answer came to my awareness.

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