Friday, November 27, 2020

DECEMBER 2020: Divine Light


“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore 

In theology, divine light (also called divine radiance or divine refulgence) is an aspect of divine presence, specifically an unknown and mysterious ability of God, angels, or human beings to express themselves communicatively through spiritual means, rather than through physical capacities. Spiritual light or divine light is often used as a metaphor for the Truth, as in seeing the light. However, spiritual light is a very real phenomenon that has a profound effect upon the earth and her inhabitants on many levels of being.

“Whoever lives the truth comes into the light.” (John 3:21)

Bringing in more divine light is accomplished slowly and over time, as we remove layers of denial and awaken to ever deepening understanding of the true nature of our being. Truth is revealed, this allows enlightenment to occur.. meaning darkness and confusion are brought to order. This order, at first can feel a little austere, and a kind of emptiness can occur, especially if the segueway into our purpose is not quite in step with the dance of our new beginnings. Yet, this stage of enlightenment is not to be feared. There is a definitive point in time where we are claiming the truth of our free will and going to places of greater responsibility with our free will.

At first when the full weight of that is felt, acknowledged and understood, it can press upon us and feel quite overwhelming. This is why the process of enlightenment, while in it's initial stages often entails a great deal of clearing and letting go of belief systems that do not serve free will, is ultimately leading us to the realization of our freedom to create our life, to live out our destiny in the highest, most ingenious ways we can imagine. Navigating in the emptiness of our own divine identity as it is coming to light is a time when our true selves are literally coming alive or coming online. It truly is an awakening and an unfolding of the great mystery within.

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

As we begin the process of unfolding, much like a flower that opens its petals to the sun, we continue to bring in more and more light. It becomes important for us to consciously work with light. We do this by continuing practices which help us to raise and maintain higher levels of awareness and mindfulness. some of that freedom we have earned includes the propensity to tell the truth.... regularly and even at cost to what was before. When this is faithfully done, we start to see the perfection of this existence in greater detail. This brings us into a deep appreciation for our life and for all life. This appreciation and gratitude becomes a way of being, and not just a list that we rustle up when we need a reminder to pull us out of the doldrums.

Often we will hear teachers remind us of the power of our shadow and going into our own darkness. While these teachings are helpful for sure, ultimately if you look at darkness or chaos as a part of creation, or the void of creation to be more specific, then you will understand that journeying through a measure of darkness is a valid part of the process of creating our lives, and our divine identity. But just as the physical birth process and our time in the womb and passage through the birth canal is not the whole of our life experience, but in reality only the beginning, for our divinity is born through the passage through the valley of the shadow of darkness into the light in much the same way. Notice that it says the shadow of darkness. This could be interpreted as saying that when we are in the void or the unknown aspects of creation that if we are suffering, in pain or afraid that we may be in the shadow of darkness. As we ascribe our fears to this part of the creative process, it could quite possibly be reminding us that we are to bring light into the darkness in order to release the lie of the shadow.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”  ― Martin Luther King Jr

Divine Light has the power to heal and empower our lives in ways that we may barely be able to comprehend. Lightworkers the world over are essentially truth workers, who by facing their own darkness, bravely shine the light and are willing to die the little ego deaths of negativity and distorted belief systems in order to be reborn into the light. This has a visceral effect on all life. For bringing in divine light is much more than a metaphor for the truth, though it is always brought forth through the vehicle of Truth. Spiritual Light is here for us to resource ourselves and remember ourselves in due course. It is a real and vital substance that we must learn how to summon and direct for the greater good of all. We must do this regularly and routinely in order to strengthen and awaken to the light of truth. Truth brings healing and redemption. Our task is to learn to trust in the process of creation.

“The Light is more than some abstract, unknowable energy force. Light is Truth. If Light is truth, then darkness must be lies. Each and every lie we tell to ourselves and others casts the shadow of separation upon us. Every time even the most minor deception is revealed and the truth is made known we are re-united with the Light. So, Let there be Light. Those are the words by which you can create your own magnificent world.” - Renee Bledsoe

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
December 06 - Divine Light
December 13 - Rebirth of Divinity
December 20 - White Magic: Creating with Celestial Light
December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Ceremony
December 27- Purity of Heart

Divine Light Affirmations
I am a being of pure light..
Where I once created my life in darkness, I now create through the awareness of the light of my soul.
I refine my ability to create from love.
I create my life because of love.
I look for ever deepening enlightened expressions of  love.
I create and express the light of my soul.
I allow the light of my soul to be my guiding light.
I enter the darkness, knowing that all that lies outside of what is known to me is there.
Magic and miracles live in the unknown.
I courageously enter the mystery void of creation.
I reveal the light in all my dealings.
The truth will set me free.
The light resources me and gives me strength.
I turn the karma of my ancestral path into the light.
I heal and empower myself with the light of truth.
I am devoted to the Light.
Spiritual Light activates my soul.
My spirit is reborn in the flesh.
The divine mother within carefully tends my soul.
My mind is in service to my soul.
There is a saviour being born within me.
Moments of truth clarify my connection to my divinity.
I allow my divinity to be revealed.
The light of my soul reveals the purity of my heart.
I accept the light for my highest good.
I receive and activate the great spiritual light of the holy days.
I am conscious of greater depths of love.
My spiritual strength comes from the light of the creator.
Where there is truth, there is light. Where there is light, there is God.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Thanksgiving Feast & GiveAway Ceremony


Thursday, November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Day - 3pm Dinner is served
Giveaway Ceremony begins at 5pm

All are welcome....

Church of Spiritual Light presents the 2020 Thirteenth Annual Thanksgiving Feast and Giveaway Ceremony. 

Please bring your favorite holiday dish to share, as well as a small gift which will be given away to honor a very special sacred ancient ritual to show gratitude for our blessings. The gift can be anything that has meaning to you, including feathers, stones, figurines or sacred objects. In order to honor the energy it should be something that you love and not a cast off item.

The potlatch is a festival or ceremony practiced among Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest most prominently. At these gatherings a family or leader hosts guests in their family's house and hold a feast for their guests. The main purpose of the potlatch is the re-distribution and reciprocity of wealth. The word potlatch comes from the Chinook jargon, meaning "to give away" or "a gift".

Help us coordinate our feast and call Rev. Renee at 239-560-6314 or facebook message. All are welcome!

Hosted by Church of Spiritual Light
1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NOVEMBER 2020: Making Sacred


"Something opens our wings. Something +
 boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness." - Rumi

The time of the soul's renewal and restoration is upon us. It is time for the reclaiming of the sacred. The world is moving in such a way as to perfectly align with the timing of this re-birthing of our higher, deeper selves. We now have and actually have had, the support of the cosmos for the soul and consequently the spiritual emergence of our true being. We are rapidly becoming. And like all overnight successes, these changes within us have been hard won and a long time coming!

"You think the shadow is the substance. Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am the carpenter of my soul."- Rumi

But what does the new earth look like? How will we be different? What will change? The asking of questions is perhaps one of the most prominent hallmarks of the new age. The asking of a question is both masculine and feminine - perfectly balance if asked correctly and with true openness and humility. Once you start asking questions, you have truly begun to engage in the creation of your life through the power of your freed will. Honest inquiry is the first step to wholeness, with it's infusion of innocence and wonder, putting a crack of light into our linear thought patterns, know it all boxed in approach or just plain arrogance and ignorance. Questions are the key to the release of the ego's stranglehold.

"Why am I seeking? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself. What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

So now that you have truly begun an open inquiry, the call is to start listening, smelling and seeing... not just with the five senses, but with your spiritual senses, your intuition, your third eye and your deep insight. It is time to engage with the world through your multi-sensory self and activate the parts of you that can apprehend the hidden, magical inner workings of your own soul and the universe. Let the physical world begin a new kind of conversation with you. It is far more alive and responsive than you may truly realize, bridging both the spiritual/metaphysical and the physical worlds.  And when it begins to speak back to you, as you ask your questions, in ways that maybe only you can understand, you will be in awe of this living cosmos, as we realize that all things contain a spiritual essence.

"We are each others' search for what's between our mirrors. He is like a man using a candle to lood for the sun." - Rumi

Soon after this type of communication is engaged, you may find yourself struggling with your thoughts and mental powers and wondering where "what you think" fits into this new mode and way of being. While there is no doubt that spiritual message can come through your mind and your thoughts, the practice of listening through all the spiritual senses relieves your mind of its former burden of being your sole informant (no pun intended). Your mind can now become in service to your soul, instead of the other way around. Prove it to yourself how beautiful it is to live as your soul. Let your soul come home. Give your soul, your spiritual senses, other intelligences and divine will a chance to inform your life.

"God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one." - Rumi

Once you live in the magic, you won't want to go back to linear life. Once the joy, the beauty and the bounty of this universe is more fully revealed to you, you won't be able to unsee what you have seen. The time is here to let time work for us. We will no longer be working for time. As we come to deeper and more profound revelations about who and what we truly are the soul comes alive. And as the soul comes alive, the Spirit is made flesh... and as the Spirit is made flesh... Heaven is upon the earth....

And when Heaven is upon the earth...there is true Love...

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
November 01 - Making Sacred
November 08 - Calling Back Your Soul
November 15 - Coming Home - Rev. Maribel Figueroa
November 22 - Sacred Circle Altar - November 26 - Thanksgiving Feast & GiveAway Ceremony
November 29 - New Earth Values

MAKING SACRED AFFIRMATIONS
I open to the language of my soul.
I am filled with the Light of the creator.
I resource myself with breath and light.
I take care of my body as an extension of my soul.
I use the mirror of my relationships to discover and heal my soul.
I clear and heal myself so that I can stand before others and mirror wholeness.
My wholeness is my perfection.
When I totally accept myself in the moment, I am whole.
Wholeness leads to wellness.
I heal myself and this world through my perfect love.
Love is patient.
I am devoted to the Light.
I am devoted to my soul.
I express my soul's desires.
What I seek is seeking me.
I am a mirror for the Light.
I become transparent to negativity and suffering.
I see the world through the eyes of compassion.
I am a witness to my own wholeness.
All is perfect in this moment.
I am guided moment by moment along the path of liberation.
I am free to choose love.
I raise my vibration with music and positive affirmations.
I live in the magic.
I allow my life to teach me how to love.
I restore my soul with love and truth.
My soul is sacred.
Living from my soul makes life sacred.

Monday, September 28, 2020

OCTOBER 2020: Rhythm of Life

"Each individual is at once the cause for the whole and is caused by the whole, and what is called existence is a vast body made up of an infinity of individuals all sustaining each other and defining each other. The cosmos is, in short, a self-creating, self-maintaining, and self-defining organism." - Francis Dojun Cook

The Universe is alive, filled with life force, Qi, Spirit or energy. The rhythm of life has a breath, just as we and all living creatures do. As we are opening and creating space which ‘attracts’ and fills our life with new creations, in other ways we find we are then closing or restricting the space, which releases or transforms things in our life that are coming to a close. The Universe and we are continually flowing, flexible and moving.

The Tao Te Ching says: "Even the greatest storm eventually abates and peace and tranquility are returning." Notice that this doesn't say, "returns" which has an implication of finality to it. It says it is "returning", which recognizes and reconciles with the cyclical, circular nature of the Tao. Duality is transformed into the third thing, which is a direct result of the synergy of the two and in this way wholeness becomes realized as a living, dynamic creation.

The Tao begot one.
One begot two.
Two begot three.
And three begot the ten thousand things. 
Tao Te Ching - Number 42

With this concept of being part of the whole, while always transforming you will see everything and everyone in you…. and vice versa, you will see yourself in everything and everyone! Nothing, or no one is not a part of a greater story, any other thought or action is misaligned and goes directly against the understanding of the flow of Qi and Tao. The Cosmos does not discriminate or make things worse or better for one over another. It simply flows in balance and harmony. It is non-judgmental, bares no grudges and does not hold on to anything. It arrives and departs in its own time, just when and where it is needed.

"At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us." - Nicholas Black Elk

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightment. 
Mastering others requires force; 
Mastering the self needs strength.
He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of will power.
He who stays where he is endures. 
To die but not to perish is to be eternally present.   
Tao Te Ching Number 33

This concept of allowing can be extremely challenging to understand, trust and accept for the western mind. We have been conditioned to be pro-active, set goals and use ‘force’ and personal willpower to make things happen in the way we desire. We have manifested many things by force and many could argue that it had to be this way. But we may never know what we lost out on by forcing our will, or what price we have paid as our lives become out of balance. We may not even know what it is that we truly would like to create, because we do not know ourselves. We may not realize how we have misaligned with Qi, and gotten in our own way causing the very things we are trying to avoid such as loss, delays and failure. Yet, the Tao returns an equal opportunity at every turn to the art of allowing even in apparent 'error".

Teaching without words 
and work without doing
Are understood by very few.    
Tao Te Ching  Number 43

The Tao is based in trust and allowing that the Cosmos/Universe will provide what is needed when it is needed. As we engage in this experience of manifestation, we find it to be a much more centered, joyful, richer, rewarding and collaborative creative process. As we enter this new age that holds such a tremendous potential for more peace, abundance and love than possibly at anytime in our human history, we realize on whole new levels the implications of the "journey being the destination". For as we open to the fullest experiences of this creation we find that we gravitate toward the fulfillment of our divinity through our oneness. The wisdom of the Way of the Tao will become the standard for living a whole, healthy, happy life.

In the universe the difficult things are done as if they are easy.
In the universe great acts are made up of small deeds.
The sage does not attempt anything very big,
And thus achieves greatness.  
Tao Te Ching - Number 63

"While I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; For I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that it was holy." - Nicholas Black Elk

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
October 04 - The Rhythm of Life
October 11 - Indra's Net: The Holographic Universe
October 18 - Cultivating Energy for Healing and Creation - Rev. Maribel Figueroa
October 25 - Sacred Circle Altar: Ancestral Healing & Honoring


TAO AFFIRMATIONS
I am one with all.
All is One.
I am peaceful.
I am flowing.
I allow the third thing that is wanting expression to come alive.
I see the perfection in all that is.
I practice the art of allowing.
I am enough.
I have enough.
I have all that I need in this moment.
Each moment brings something new.
I pay attention to the new that is constantly being born.
I breathe life, as life breathes through me.
Everything and everyone is a part of me.
I am a part of everything and everyone.
Peace and tranquility are always returning to me.
I am at one with the present moment.
I sit in stillness and experience the golden silence.
I open my mind to the way of the Tao.
I tap into the divine mind of the Tao to better understand myself and this creation.
I embrace the death, rebirth and renewal of my life's journey.
I experience new modes and ways of being through the beginner's mind.
I am willing to learn, un-learn and re-learn.
All is as it should be in this moment.
The way of the Tao is within me.
The universe expresses through me.
I am one with the rhythm of ife.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020: Illuminated Life

"Don't shine to be seen. Shine so that others can find their own way."

Do you know the deeper, higher truth of who you are? Have you dared to acknowledge that there may be parts of yourself that you barely know or understand? Are you willing to allow yourself the leeway to grow, change and evolve? Do you have the courage to shine the light on your own inner being, as well as cosmic forces that are available to you? Do you ask and answer questions like these often? If you said, yes - Great! Self inquiry is an absolute necessity to begin to shine that light of yours from within.

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?" - Maurice Freehill

If you see the Light, in its most practical nature, as the Truth, then you understand that enlightenment is the means by which we reveal the truth to ourselves and to the world. Yet, enlightenment is about far more than simply being honest. True enlightenment strips away all the illusions about life itself, including people, places and things, parts of our own personality and belief systems and anything else at all that is keeping us from the truth of love. It inspires us to open to our soul and it allows us to see the light in everyone and everything.

"When you possess light within, you see it externally." -Anais Nin

Many people try to shine a spotlight onto themselves from without, competing for attention and living in a perpetual state of lack, forgetting all about power versus force and the power of their true light.  When you absolutely know who you are, what you have to offer to the world and the importance of anchoring your God self onto this planet, then you know it's not really that much about you shining at all. It's about you becoming in alignment with your radiant God Self, so that the unique aspects of this creation that you are resonant with, can find you and we can all be re-united with the light.

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." ~Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

We are here now in a dance of shadow and light. This is a dance that we must come to enjoy. For even though we all know that the life giving light of the sun is what keeps our body and mind alive and well. It is under the cover of the night, and in the void of our own soul, where all possibility exists and the deep lake of our inner being, reflects the light of God and refracts it out into the world in a way that allows us to reveal, share and receive God's Love. This is the means by which the omnipotent forces of creation can experience itself in the material world, where we can play and have fun, creating our dreams and manifesting love without "blinding" each other with our Light. This is how we all come to shine our Light from within and live as one.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson


Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
September 06 - Illuminated Life
September 13 - Shine Your Light From Within
September 20 - Tools for Enlightenment
September 27 - Light is Truth: Dispelling Illusion

LIGHT AFFIRMATIONS
I am guided by the Light.
I am filled with the Light of the Creator.
I meditate with the Light.
As I shine the light and reflect on my life, I look for the love.
I ask what would love do?
My life is alive with the truth of my existence.
Life is Light.
I am a being of light.
I am evolving into the full realization and becoming my soul.
My soul will set my spirit free.
My light must come through the depths of my soul.
The Light is in service to my soul.
In the darkness of my soul, all things are possible and I choose according to the desires of my heart what I will create.
I use reflection and contemplation to know myself.
I allow myself to shine.
I allow others to shine, and bask in the gifts they freely give.
I see the inner beauty of all those who surround me.
I receive the gifts of life, through all the people, places and things on my journey.
The Light destroys all illusions of love.
The Light leads me to divine love.
I am inspiring, when I am inspired.
I live an illuminated life.
I dance with shadow and light, understanding that this is how I am able to choose with my free will.
It is within the darkness, that I find the true light within.
I order to access the darkness, I turn toward my problems and issues, not away.
I face the power of my own Light within and actively work with it to dispell illusion.
Once I see the Light, I have faith that my innate wisdom will guide me to the choices that will free my soul.
As I free my mind, I free my body. As I free my heart, I free my soul.
I am a radiant Light unto the world.
What I love inspires and enlightens the world.
I shine my Light from within.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

AUGUST 2020: Alchemy of Love

"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing." - Author Ash

This is your life, your time to experience the opportunity to make this world to be drenched with light, filled with Spirit, overflowing with joy and abiding in love. The alchemy of love, to be changed by love and not driven and whipped along by our fears turns surving into thriving. This is the beautiful way of the new earth.

What a gift is this life, at this time. Like no other time in human history do we have the benefit rolling forward on the cosmic waves of the collective consciousness of humanity to be guided to the shores of Shamballa... to the otherside of life. We can do this. It's your life. If not you, then who? 

It is time to go for the gold, to grab that Golden Ring. The ring takes many forms, but the essence comes from the Light of your own Soul. The Golden Ring is your Halo. When the Light of your Soul, the indwelling presence of divinity, is made known to you, then all matter becomes spiritualized. If there is any capacity at all for it to be good, right, beautiful, functional, helpful, artful or inspirational, then it can be filled with Light, and it's essence can be real-eyesed. 

It's our job to shine the light, to put the good stuff in, to raise up, to rise up and use our energy for the glory of this creation. When you go for the gold, you elevate this existence.. when you elevate this existence in consciousness... you bring heaven to earth. Let the beauty of true love become your essential reality in all that you encounter, and all that you are. This is truly living. Let the alchemy of true love bring you into true life.


Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
August 02 - Alchemy of Love
August 09 - Wholeness is your Gold
August 16 - Receive = Give & Take
August 23 - Dare to Be Your Beautiful Soul
August 30 - Do It For Them


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about." - Benjamin Franklin

"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." - George Addair

"Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along." - Rae Smith

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

The Golden Ring Affirmationa
I am surrounded by golden celestial light.
I bask in the warmth of the glowing light this is all around me.
I take care of myself body, mind, heart and soul.
I nurture wholeness within myself.
My wholeness is my gold.
I open my heart to good.
I receive good in order to share good.
I receive love in order to share love.
I am in service to God's love.
I promise to always reach through any judgment and find the light.
I step through any fear or doubt with radical self-acceptance.
Self-acceptance is the key to compassion.
Compassion is the key to unconditional love.
Everything I do, I do from the golden light of my soul.
Wisdom and understanding easily come to me when I see what God sees.
Love and forgiveness come through understanding.
I allow God's love to permeate every aspect of my life.
I heal my relationship with my Higher Power.
I see my prayers answered in divine timing.
I allow the omnipotent forces of the Universe to work for me and the greater good.
I am motivated to make my life beautiful for the All.
My unique gifts and strengths illuminate this world.
My entire life is a benediction and a prayer.
I am blessed.
I am illuminated with God's love.
I bring that love to the world of form in many ways.
Everything I do, I do for love.
I dare to be my beautiful soul.
I risk being real.
I am authentic and vulnerable to let love live through me.
I reclaim my divine essence and restore my sacred innocence.
I am a light unto this world and all my relations.
I heal my relationship with money.
I see money purely as a tool to work the Divine Plan.
I receive all the money, support and resources necessary to do my part.
I engage in the sacrament of tithing to give back to God for all the unseen blessings that I am receiving all the time.
I pray for the eyes to see the extent of the bounty of this creation.
I go for it, and I do it for them.
As I grab the golden ring, I receive the fullness of the love of the Creator.
I give birth to the golden child within.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

JULY 2020: Time for Change

"The new myths, the stories that we will teach our children and endow them with the will to live epic lives, must be forged, lived and told by us." - Alberto Villoldo

The time for change is now. The new earth is here. We stand at the brink of momentous realization that heaven on earth is possible. We also are coming to realize what that is and how that looks, not as innocent children, but as breathing, living, maturing human beings who understand the potential and power of this creation. We start to take greater personal responsiblity and that brings us wake-up calls, but it also shows us the way to our higher power. As that power is realized, and our esteem and knowledge of self grows, not only do we learn about ourselves, we learn about the power of everyone and everything. We see and experience the interconnectedness of all that is viscerally and all the time. We read energy and we see the shape of all things in the spirit. And we know that we have the power in our own hands and hearts and minds to get back into the garden. But we also know we must do it together as a collective. Some of us have figured out that we, together, are the garden.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”  ― Apple Inc.

Most of us have a sense, even if we have never truly experienced it or only in fleeting moments, the power of the potential of this creation and that a very intrinsic part of this is the re-unification of the Creator. We have a longing for true community, but we have forgotten how to be with our tribe. To many, getting along with others without a tremendous amount of negativity and hurtfulness being present has been something only wished for, but never fully realized. But that was before so many people had shifted into the return back to the garden. The garden is quite simply the consciousness that believes and can clearly hold the vision that paradise can be restored to the earth. And that means that the potential for everything on this planet to live and grow in harmony has never been more possible.

Those who choose their destiny will be the heroes, the pioneers, the midwives and the mothers of the future. - Alberto Villoldo

We have an inkling of what this earth can evolve into, if we will stop for a moment and truly assess the situation outside of our own wounds and the trauma and drama that most of us have endured on this journey to build the world into the state that it is now. Some who can only see, yet, in segments may have quite a different view and find it not so easy to be hopeful. But those of us who can see and who know the power of our own mind and intentions, and this is important... also know that this universe is unfolding according to a divine plan... and this is even more important... that the intelligence that created this universe is part of us and we are a part of it... then everything is by our own design... not as mere individuals, but as emerging souls who represent the body of God, who have come here to claim our free will to create paradise and come into the perfection of our wholeness.

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

It is in our coming together and opening up to the magnetizing force of Love that we can cross the abyss of our own fears and realize that heaven on earth can begin to manifest for us right here and now. We flow between being of service to ourselves, being of service to others and then eventually when our soul stalkings bring us to the altar of our hearts and what we truly love in our unique expression, we find that what we love serves the world and our joy is the worlds joy and what heals us, heals each other. It is in this space that we come to understand the power of our individuality and our own soul.

Achieving universal higher-state frequency is greatly accelerated as one more easily recognizes and claims their universe citizenship. - Crystal Tones

It is important to approach ourselves holistically, and especially since time is compressing due to our ability to communicate. The energy of time is much denser and can now be used as the tool it was intended to be like never before. While it is true that clock time and the apparent limitations that it can impose seems limiting, time has given us the ability to determine what is truly precious and worthy of our focus, attention and devotion. So, it is here in this space that we stand with these new eyes, taking the gift of time to help us get clear on what we love... and it is through what we love that our soul emerges!

“Grief does not change you. It reveals you.”  ― John Green

True tribal community is where paradise is found. The memory of paradise is kept under the guardianship of our Native American Grandfathers and Grandmothers, the wisdomkeepers, who remind us that when we each know who we are, and we find our joy, then we can take our true place of honor in the community and bring glory and honor to our family, our community and to this creation. Soul's purpose expressed in beauty and creativity and joy is how we are in service to the whole, and is how we meet in tribal community. The power of ritual and ceremony in communion with our geographical tribe is what gives us the ability to be strong enough within our own ranks to truly bless the world. No longer reacting and surviving, we create our lives out of love and honor.

It is time for change, time to allow our wings to spread and to allow our soul's expression to take flight. It is in the very act of flight, our reaching out for and our movement toward what we love that draws it to us. As above, so below... Let this be...Paradise found... created. It's time to GO LIVE!

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
July 05 - Time for Change
July 12 - The Soul's Emergence
July 19 - The Power of Story
July 26 - Unity in Diversity


Time For Change Affirmation
I take 100% responsibility for my life.
I allow myself to be supported so that I may Grow.
I allow myself to change.
I grow up and into greater levels of love and responsiveness.
I reclaim all the lost parts of my soul.
I call back my energy.
As my soul gathers power, I become that which I am destined to be.
I have the ability to respond to my own pain.
I am transforming all pain in my body and in my life into love.
I have the ability to respond appropriately to the pain of others.
I trust the Great Spirit will give me the experiences I need to release hidden trauma.
I ask for ease and grace in my challenges.
I ask for graceful closure on chapters of my life that are over.
I am free to love and to choose life.
I release all lower level attachments.
The clearing of addictions and attachments is the process by which I claim my free will.
As I stand and face my fears, the hunted becomes the hunter.
I say what I need to say with love and non-judgement.
I hold sacred space within my heart for the healing of the world.
Time helps me to prioritize and focus on bringing true love into my life.
As I bring true love into my life, I make heaven on earth.
I am the change I wish to see in the world.
It is time for change...