In the past several years I have found great tools and insights though listening to Healing With The Masters hosted by Jennifer McLean. There have been such amazing speakers from the likes of Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch and Maureen Moss to scientists like Bruce Lipton and Gregg Braden. The depth of their contributions has been epic for me.
Most recently the pearl that has struck home with me as much as any other is one from Gregg Braden in reference to the Shift of the Ages that anyone who is any parts of awake, knows about at this point. He said, “The question is no longer “What can I get from the world that exists?” it is now “What can I give to the world that is emerging?”
I see people in my life and around the world who are struggling with the idea of lack with an unhealthy economy and so many challenges going on in the world. I see them struggling to get back to somewhere that felt comfortable. The problem is that life doesn’t happen backward, so going back is of no use.
I have a close friend who falls into this category, spinning his wheels trying to make all the things work for him that he remembers working for him in the past. The problem is that the world has changed and the tools that served him in the past will no longer work in this emerging work where feminine energy is coming to the forefront.
He’s a big burly guy with a great big heart and is aspiring as a healer in this new emerging life but he can’t seem to let go of the idea that he needs to chase dollars and that he must be doing mechanics or welding or electrical work, something manly. I tried to put it into his vernacular to try to help him understand by saying, “You can try to polish a chandelier with a jack hammer but it won’t be a chandelier when you’re done. A polishing cloth may seem impotent but its the tool for the job if you still want to have a chandelier when you’re finished.”
It seems that the people who are waking up right now have had some kind of major trauma. I came close enough to dying 4 yrs ago that I met God, he was in an accident and died 3 times before he was successfully revived. At a point like that, the old life dies and you choose whether or not to claim the life that a new perspective offers you.
Money is certainly an important vehicle of exchange in this day and age but it is not the end all and be all of a life. Even if you feel you have nothing, there is still something you can give. If you are hungry, volunteer at a soup kitchen, they will feed you. If you’re lonely, volunteer to read to the elderly at the nearest nursing home, the amount of wisdom that can be gained and preserved just doing that can be unexpected and incredibly rewarding on both sides of the equation, and you might make a friend or two.
Another HWTM pearl that I gathered along the way was from Cynthia Kersey. She was talking to a friend who had been quite ill and who was ultra focused on her illness. She told her she was being too self centered and that she needed to put her focus outside of herself so as not to magnify what was “wrong”. Her friend was amazed and appalled that she would suggest such a thing but Cynthia gave her a challenge. She told her that she wanted her, for the next 29 days to give away something to someone else each and every one of those days. It could be giving away a vase to someone she thought would enjoy it or giving a phone call to a friend who maybe was more ill than she. It could even be giving the right of way to someone before their turn at a 4 way stop, but each day, focus on what she could give to someone else. It was amazing how much wellness was regained by the end of that month.
If you have the ability to read this you could be reading to someone else who can’t. What gift can you give today? The gift of a smile to someone you see who doesn’t look like anyone has smiled at them for a long time, can be transformative! The gift of a listening ear when someone else feels unheard can be deeply touching. Those gifts are free to give. I like to make a habit of leaving the quarter in the shopping cart at the grocery so the next person can use it. It may seem simple and trivial but maybe not to someone who just needed their faith in humanity raised a little that day. There’s a reason that they say, “The gift is in the giving!” because little makes you feel better than knowing you have something to give and receiving the gratitude from someone who appreciates being honored in whatever way. Whatever you have to give, give it freely with love and the world will become one we can be proud of.