This Thanksgiving I am very grateful the fires in California did not reach Chico where a good friend of mine resides. Many others, including several people my friend knows were not as lucky. I am stunned at the number of people who lost all their belongings as well as the loss of life in the fires that have devastated areas of California. My heart and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy.
My friends proximity to the fires that decimated Paradise (only 12miles away) has motivated me to keep aware of what is happening in California. I have been moved by the stories of survivors of both humans and animals. And I have experienced deep sadness for the humans and animals who were not so lucky.
On the second day of hearing about the fires, I was very concerned about my friend in Chico as another friend of mine called and asked If I had talked to her that morning. I stated I was just getting ready to call her and she urged me to do so quickly as her city was being evacuated.
I hurried to get online for an update and read that the fire was within 2 miles of Chico. My head was spinning and a rush of panic filled me. I was horrified at what my friend might be going through and was disturbed that I could not reach her. I was very emotional about not being able to be there to help her through such a devastating time and felt extremely helpless.
I then encouraged myself to calm down and to send my friend energy. That action was the most profound thing I could do, as well as providing prayers and energetic support to help her make the right decisions along her path that would assist in keeping both herself and her animals safe.
Within seconds of connecting with my friend’s soul, peace descended into my being. I was in awe that my friend could take in the energy so quickly and be at peace during such a terrible time. I still was not able to reach her for several hours but the feeling of calm remained with me and I was able to go about my day. I was still staying connected with her but not going around in circles feeling helpless.
My friend finally called me later that afternoon. She sounded in fairly good spirits. She then told me she had been in a couple of yoga classes and was the reason I could not reach her. I had to laugh at this in terms of my concern about the drama I imagined she might be going through. And in reality, I was the one experiencing emotional upset for something that was not truly occurring. The fire had not reached Chico and the residents there did not have to be evacuated.
This misunderstanding seemed to be a little bit of a cosmic joke on me! I realized my personality reacted to information that I perceived as real and became very unsettled. However, once my soul connected with my friend, I felt the TRUTH of what was happening in the moment. It was actually her energy during her yoga class that calmed me down. This situation was both a humbling experience and humorous at the same time. My friend, in order to keep herself calm and deal with the severe smoky environment, held the consciousness to go to Yoga classes.
The reason I am sharing this with you is to show how our egos and personalities are quick to jump to conclusions about what we perceive is happening in our world. I do believe my reasons for concern regarding my friend were very valid but I did not have the correct information for my personality to decipher what was really happening. However, my soul being not of time or place, could connect in an instant and know the TRUTH.
Often when we are going through experiences in our lives, whether with health, relationships or other issues, our personalities jump to the conclusion of what we perceive is the TRUTH. If we only look at things one dimensionally we cannot know what is truly occurring. However, if we calm ourselves down, and take a moment to go inward and connect with the part of ourselves that is connected with all of totality and is not limited by time and space, we can find what is authentically occurring.
If someone is going through a health scare, say for instance cancer or heart disease, and a medical provider tells them they have so many months to live, that person, most likely, is going to react from a personality stand point and be emotionally distraught. However, if that same person can go inward, and not accept the one dimensional truth of that doctor, but instead listens to their own higher self then they might find a different answer that truly feels more accurate.
The person who connects with their higher self, might KNOW that they have many more years to live and will not take the physician’s word as “GOD”. Physicians, at times, speak from their own personalities believing in what they read or hear through the medical grapevine so to speak. However, the more beneficial health practitioner will have a direct link to a spiritual grapevine that connects them to their own inner knowing. They will know and understand they do not have the answers for another person but they can guide, support and make suggestions from their own educational and personal experience. A quality medical provider or healer will go beyond that scope of practice and assist their patients to find answers that resonate from their own connection to a higher truth.
So please my friends, if you are experiencing a difficult time, notice when your personality takes over giving information it perceives as correct. If you are feeling very emotional, take a step back from the despair, panic or sadness, go inward and connect with a deeper part of yourself that is connected to a higher knowing. If you can’t get any answers because you are too emotional, just knowing that the personality is creating drama for you and does NOT know everything, can calm you down.
Our personalities are limited, our higher selves are unlimited and multidimensional. Our higher self is always connected to our physical being linking us with knowledge that has been accumulated through lifetimes and holds wisdom and understanding that can be tapped into at any time.
Sending you all much love and gratitude for taking the time to read what I have to share. I am deeply grateful and humbled and hoping you are all safe and well during this Thanksgiving time and moving into the rest of the holiday season.