Tuesday, November 28, 2023

DECEMBER 2023: Pure Light of Love

“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.” - Rev. Renee Bledsoe

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee
December 03 - Pure Light of Love
December 10 - Rebirth of Divinity
December 17 - White Magic: Creating with Celestial Light
December 24 -  A Star is Born
6pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Ceremony
December 31 - Love Wisdom

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.

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


Pure Light of Love 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
Wisdom lives in the pure light of true love.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

NOVEMBER 2023: The Way of Oneness

"The universe is a manifestation of the one, and the oneness is inside the soul. The soul is our real self. The ego is who we think we are.' - Ram Dass

There are 2 trees: The Tree of Knowledge (of Good & Evil) and the Tree of Life. These trees are correspondent to the neural nets in the brain and the way that we process realities. The "Tree of Knowledge" creates a certain pattern of exploration in duality within the brain state. The opposing hemispheres are fired up as we live our lives and come online. But as we become ready to truly live a second tree begins to alight in our brains and ultimately our body: the "Tree of Life". This stimulates new neural net activity. Consciousness grows. As we become whole brain functioning the new neural connections of the Tree of Life overlay the Tree of Knowledge. Duality is understood as transient and Eternity is understood as immortal. Thus we evolve into a more complete awareness of our inner and outer nature. Our true essence begins to permeate our life as we experience the layers of reality, and we begin to synthesize this into oneness and a singularity of rich experience.

Here the spirit and soul become one, mind and matter merge into an indistinguishable continuum, God and Goddess unite within us, and the new realm of love and peace is ONE.

"Oneness does not mean we are the same. It means we are connected. That has ramifications.  Not understanding that "no man is an island" is the root of all trouble and sorrow." - Rev. Renee Bledsoe

Oneness is Tantra. It is a kind of seeing that becomes the practice of being in full relationship with life—a living connection with all that is. It is a complete opening of the Self to the self and vice versa. It is an awakening and a quickening of the senses, awareness, and emotions—to the present moment and experiencing reality from that place of openness and oneness.Tantra affirms all aspects of the material world as infused with divine feminine power or Shakti. This is also known as Holy Spirit,】 or Shekhina.

Tantra is not focused on a single person, place or thing, because it is a way of being, seeing and relating which touches all aspects of life, inner, outer and other worlds. Though a person, place or thing can become a focal point, it is an intimate relationship with life that is grounded in and guided by Truth. That Truth reveals the reality and true nature of Love. This predicates the awakening of the divinity of humanity and the making sacred of Gaia, Mother Earth. Our body and the earth are experienced as one with the Divine. 

Munay Ki, Ho 'Oponopono, Huna, Baqua, Namaste, Passion of the Christ, and the Beauty Way are all examples of Tantra as a cross cultural way of life.

"What seems to be happening at the moment is never the full story of what is really going on. Inter-connectedness is a fundamental principle of nature. Nothing is isolated. Each event connects with others. Things are constantly unfolding on different levels. It's for us to perceive the warp and woof of the Oneness of All as best we can, and learn to follow our own threads through the tapestry of life with authenticity and resolve." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." - Nicholas Black Elk

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
November 5 - The Way of Oneness
November 12 - At-one-ment
November 19 - Amazing Grace
November 26 - In-To-Me-See



"The union of spirit and flesh is the 'one thing' spoken of by Hermes Trismegistus, who was also known as Mercurius, in his Emerald Tablet; it is the aqua vitae and quintessence of Alchemy; it is the Qi of Chinese Qigong; it is the Tao of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu; it is the Mysterious Female and tenuous matter of mystic Taoism; in Hinduism it is represented by Ardhanarisvara, who is the union of Shiva and Shakti, of being and non-being; it is the Great Way into Zen stillness, the Mother Luminosity or Rainbow Body of Dzogchen Buddhism, and the enlightened body of Buddha; it is the Tree of Life, linking Heaven and Earth; it is the transfiguration of the canononical Gospels, and the 'rapture' of Revelation; it is "of movement, and of rest", as declared by Christ in the Gospel of Thomas, and "The Word become flesh", of the Gospel of John; it is the ascension to unity spoken of in the New Age movement, and it is the eternal OM of the Goddess Lakshmi; it is the foundation of the Kabbalah; it is the unified wave structure of matter, of the new physics, and dark matter of astrophysics; it is the body electric of Walt Whitman, and the body divine. In short, the union of spirit and flesh is the essential component of all progressive cosmologies, for it is the true enlightenment.

Historically this 'oneness' has be called advaita (non-dual). However, the non-dualists of history seem to have overlooked the flesh as being part of that oneness, and continually declared that the body, and all matter, were merely illusion. Fortunately humanity is at a point in its evolution where the flesh can be known to be divine, and a new advaita in which emptiness and fullness are one can come into being. For some people there must be a healing of the pain caused by division in order for them to return to the original harmony of the cosmos.

It is through this new, and absolute, unity and oneness that the true ascension of Sophia, our cosmic being, occurs. This is when the vibration of flesh is raised into the vibration of spirit, and the vibration of spirit descends into harmony with the flesh. Within this new and holy oneness, nothing shall be alien: matter is mind, will is consciousness, and flesh is now holy ground! A truly Pagan event: the divination of matter has occurred. This unification is the actual intent behind the Christian Eucharist and the Catholic communion; the word 'catholic' means 'universality'- or, that which is without limits. Communion is thus the integration of the body (flesh) and the blood (spirit), of Heaven and Earth, of form and formlessness, of Creator and Created, and of He and She.

The Aquarian Age is upon us, and Love is the one and only Law. And, as in the Jeweled Web of Indra- in which the entire cosmos is made of hollow gems, each filled with nothing but the reflection of all other gems- we must now know and feel that separateness is an illusion and we are all actually an interdependent, multidimensional, infinite oneness. Each of us is everything. A great silence. A new vibration. An holistic ascension. This is the Aquarian Awakening into the Cosmic Christ."

"To become light, bodily, is the destiny of man." - Adi Du


The Way of Oneness Affirmations
I allow myself to expand and grow outside of my comfort zone.
When I am experiencing pain in my life, I acknowledge it and then look for the bigger yes that is wanting my attention.
I sit with my pain and the pain of others in non-judgmental discernment.
I feel my feelings and this softens my heart and creates true empathy.
It takes great strength to be tender hearted.
As I create my personal boundaries, I make it possible to come into oneness with others.
Others feel safe around me because they know where I stand.
I ask for clarity in communication if I do not understand.
I take the time to explore my own thoughts and feelings.
The issue may not be how I feel, but what I think about how I feel.
I use empathy, not to excuse another's behavior and position but to see the big picture.
I do not minimize, alter, or deny how I truly feel.
I use only positive self talk, always looking for the love in every situation.
I see myself and others as capable of leading an empowered life.
I do not mask pain in various ways such as anger, humor, or isolation, instead being honest and sitting with my feelings.
I do not express negativity or aggression in indirect and passive ways, instead journaling and seeking counsel from trusted sources.
The more honest I can be with myself about my feelings, the clearer my mind becomes.
With clarity of thought comes healing and empowerment.
As I experience the dance of thoughts and feelings, I do not take it all so seriously.
When I am able to watch and observe my inner dialogue, higher consciousness and greater awareness comes forth.
I pay attention to self-talk, and speak to myself as I would to a friend.
As I invoke the silent watcher within I start to come into oneness with my Higher Self.
My Higher Self is calm and centered with me.
I allow myself to receive praise and recognition.
I am fair and open-minded in my dealing with others.
When I experience conflict I stay present to the pain.
I allow the pain of conflict to create the alchemy of change within me.
I rise up out of conflict and come into oneness, by seeing the deep hidden message.
I come into my own, in full awareness that this is not accomplished alone.
I take responsibility for myself and for my own life, and am attentive to my own needs.
I am responsible for how I feel and what I think, and I respond with love.
I experience the joy of oneness with this creation, as I recognize the sacrifices that have been made by each of us for all of us.
I am one with all that is, even as I am whole and complete within myself.
It is my very wholeness from within that creates awareness of oneness with all that is.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

OCTOBER 2023: Energy Matters

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” ~ Aristotle

More and more people are coming to understand that what we can interpret with our physical senses and our conscious intelligence is not the only intelligences and energies at work in the universe. But as we  lose our fascination with what is only available to us through the physical senses and the cognitive mind, we need to continue to develop our intuitive abilities and our spiritual senses to better interpret the energies around and within us, and tap into the power of the Divine Intelligence. 

This is one of the reasons why it is so important to get very clear emotionally, so that we can interpret our experiences with purity and not through the darkened lens of a fear of the unseen, unknown or unusual. If we do not allow ourselves to learn how to read energy in a non-judgmental way we will find ourselves lost in a world of fear, superstition and misinformation. We do not want to burn the witch within. For certainly within each of us there is a master magician and a powerful manifestor, who will benefit greatly by understanding how to better work with and manage energy.

During the month of October we will be increasing our understanding of energy. We will be raising and resetting our vibration, discovering areas that need vibrational re-attunements, learning about how to read and shift the energies surrounding people, places and things, including ourselves and opening to new levels of manifestation. Everything is energy and as such, we invoke the power of change right from within.

“Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence.” ― Barbara Marciniak

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
October 01 - Energy Matters
October 08 - 101 Ways to Raise Your Vibration on the Medicine Wheel
October 15 - Thoughts vs Impressions 
October 22 - Energy & Consciousness
October 29 -  Everything is Energy


That which is like unto itself is drawn.
I am a multi-dimensional being of light, color and sound frequencies.
I re-attune my body through energy healing and balancing activities.
I magnetize my clear intentions into my life.
I receive divine inspiration through the channel of my higher self.
I clear my energy field through prayer, ritual and visualization.
I invoke the Light for healing and enlightenment.
I access the wisdom of the ages through study of ancient mystery teachings.
I see and experience the divinity of all that is.
I am a vessel for the Light.
I am integrating Light into my physical body.
I am on the path of ascension to higher consciousness, opening new pathways for all mankind.
My consciousness lifts me into ever higher realms of love and light.
I am filled with well-being and high intentions for the greater good of all mankind.
My joy will heal and delight the world.
The “I am” presence within me is at peace in my being.
I acknowledge my emotions so that I can be in the present moment.
I give the gift of my attention to someone who needs to be seen.
I experience the power of love, compassion and forgiveness in my life.
I unconditionally release judgment of myself and others.
I observe with  awareness the hidden meanings of my experiences.
I call to my power animal to enrich my life and call upon new programs for empowerment and healing.
If I wish to experience more love, I will love myself more, by caring for my physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
 If I wish for others to treat me with kindness, care and respect, I will do those same things for myself.
If I wish to be more abundant, I will invest in myself. If I wish that others will utilize my services, I will utilize the services of others.
The universe is conspiring on my behalf.
The moment I register a desire, focus on that desire and turn that desire into an intention I begin to resonate with that desire and it with me.
 What I truly want, wants me.
I am, that I am.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

SEPTEMBER 2023: Alchemy of Time

"The Great Work is a Spiritual Process. The One thing is the birth of your soul." - Hermetica 

Our human journey is a study in spiritual alchemy. Alchemy is the art and science of transformation, which follows a very specific and predictable set of protocols. Initially it was couched in secret, scientific encoded writings. However, many mystics have since revealed the code, and applied it to the most powerful alchemical laboratory of all: the human being. As we evolve it is apparent that we are turning our base, instinctually driven nature into a fully free willed creator God,  the pauper into the King or Queen, the lead of our mortal existence into the "gold" of our immortality, our body into the Light of our Soul. 

“You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” - C.S. Lewis 

We are always changing, yet we haven't always understood, nor recognized our changes and have even feared change.  In the past, time had been slowed and attuned by the current state of human consciousness, sometimes not allowing us to see the cause of effects enough to truly link up the truth of cause and effect. This was so for many reasons, not the least of which was to give us the gift of time so that we could discern our existence with free will, and learn, discover, and grow more into the fullness of our human potential, and our powers to manifest. 

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde 

Time is key here as we delve into the alchemical marriage of our body/mind/soul and spirit. For it is time that draws us upward on the vertical axis of the path and subjects us to the process of spiritual alchemy. Yet, as we become more fifth dimensional, stepping outside of linear time and space, it becomes imperative to engage with time in a new way. We must have a way to routinely take stock of ourselves as we become increasingly non-linear and more holistic. The medicine wheel with it's ouroborous effect is the complete package that allows us to not only take stock, but setup milemarkers to chart and direct our own progression. 

Most of our growth has come through a painful rending of old belief systems, which also tend to show up as a letting go of relationships, careers and other physical manifestations, as well as, dreams, ideas, fantasies and karmic contracts. Without knowledge of spiritual alchemy, these things might appear to make no sense, and serve to further dig us into the roles of victim and perpetrator. But once this most predictable process is realized and we see that we are literally experiencing a kind of spiritual procedure through our own crisis, we have a chance of lifting ourselves into another mode and way of being. While understanding this process from a more cosmic and spiritual evolutionary perspective might not make it immediately less painful, it can relieve any undue suffering from our misunderstanding, internalizing or confusion. Much like a midwife's job is to bring comfort to the birthing mother, by truly understanding spiritual alchemy we can comfort and prepare ourselves for what is to come. 

"Where there is fear, there is power. Even fear is a friend. Transcend."  - Cora Flora 

It is through the process of alchemy that our soul emerges and integrates the body and the spirit in the flesh. It is how we become like God. Yet, as we let go of our notions of who and what God is... and turn more toward our own inward journey and allowing that transformation to outwardly manifest, we come to truly know the complexities of the creator, through the gift of our Higher Self... our Holy Guardian Angel. As we entertain greater levels of freedom, we find that we are the captain of our destiny. This can seem like an overwhelming responsibility unless we are aware of the alchemical process by having a system which helps us to keep the lines of communication open between all our aspects. Containers such as meditation, medicine wheel  and Kabbalah helps us to do just that. Ultimately we do not need blind faith to proceed, for we can develop the spiritual eyes to see and the ears to hear the whisperings of our soul. 

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see” - William Newton Clarke 

We are evolving. Humanity has enough time into this process now, and the ability to communicate and compare notes, which is a part of that process itself. For as we observe ourselves and become more and more consciously aware of the depth of our own existence, we then can realize our own tempering into compassionate and loving beings of light, with great powers of healing and creativity which will allow us to fully step into our free will and choose the kind of world we will make real. We can choose heaven or hell. The power is within our hands. 

“This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.” - Rabindranath Tagore 

Conversely enough, there is a divine plan however, that was agreed upon by our GodSelf to elevate humanity back to a state of re-unification in God Consciousness. The truth is that we cannot fail. Because just because we do not remember our GodSelf and our master purpose, doesn't mean that our soul doesn't remember. And this process of alchemy will birth our soul, one way or another. And when the soul comes stalking, the things we need to experience to awaken will happen. 

“Evolution is not finished; reason is not the last word, nor the reasoning animal the supreme figure of Nature. As man emerged out of the animal, so out of man the superman emerges.” 

— Sri Aurobindo 

It is our work here to awaken the GodSelf within through love and awareness, and proactive midwiving of the soul's emergence. This is why our power to communicate is so important. Messengers are being sent to tell us that it does not have to be difficult. Great sacrifices have been made to ensure that each wave of souls successively has an easier birth. So we must take this great gift, awaken now and receive the grace of our existence in this moment. Let love live through us, allow our souls to emerge and heaven on earth to end the war between fear and love. This is the alchemy of life. 

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
September 03 - Alchemy of Time
September 10 - Secrets of Change
September 17 - Movement in the Moment
September 23 - ForGiving 

Alchemy Affirmations 
My Soul is preparing me to meet my Higher Self.
I am becoming the Light of my Soul.
I am inspired with the Light of the Creator to open to my full potential.
I am free to choose life.
I am free to choose love.
True freedom means free to be in the presence of the divine.
My freedom allows me to be more devoted and committed to the Light and Love of this creation.
My Spirit informs my soul every day.
I take the time to care for my soul, as I care for my body.
I honor all aspects of my being.
I am in conscious contact with my Higher Self.
I an reunited with my soul group.
I understand the great powers of a working with my soul group.
A soul group allows for the constant reflection of God/dess to be made manifest.
My soul group allows me to refine my divinity, my divine identity.
I accept my God Self.
I am loving and compassionate for this journey of becoming.
Through spiritual alchemy my soul emerges.
I am tempered through this alchemical process into a loving super-being of light.
My love is my shield and my guide.
I accept the alchemy of my addictions as part of growing and evolving.
Addictions and attachments are breaking me open and allowing me to rebirth myself.
Illness and disease calls for the awakening of the physician within.
My inner physician is activated.
I heal and inspire myself and others from the depths of my soul and heights of my spirit.
I prepare my body as a temple of God's love.
I am disciplined with  my self and soul care.
I continue to expand as a healer and lightworker.
I ground and anchor my spiritual experiences into the manifested reality.
I receive the proper support, as well as give it to others.
I release all codependent patterns.
My divinity is the Holy Grail.
I embrace the alchemy of my life.

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Monday, July 31, 2023

AUGUST 2023: Inner Light

"Don't shine to be seen, shine so that others can see the way." ~ Unknown 

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. ~Anaïs 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 Kübler-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
August 06 - Inner Light
August 13 - Boundaries & Free Will
August 20 - The Illuminated Heart
August 27 - Many Hands Make Light Work 

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?
I am evolving into 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 illuminate my heart and soul.
As I illuminate my mind, I free my body. As I illuminate 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.
I am powered by spiritual light

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Sunday, June 25, 2023

JULY 2023: Pursuit of Happiness

"You have freedom when you're easy in your harness." ~Robert Frost 

In our country the Fourth of July marks a very special milestone in human history: a collective acknowledgment in a new world for liberation from tyranny, injustice, slavery and anything that bars our pathway to life, lliberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

Does anyone ever notice that our founding fathers put the pursuit of happiness right up there with life and limb? But how many of us truly honor and guard our pursuit to happiness as much as we do our very lives? Don't we tend to suffer as long as we can tolerate the suffering? Which for many of us is very long. Don't we say someday I'll be happy when... Don't we underestimate our need for deep soul satisfaction as being something that would be nice, but not necessary for our survival? 

I daresay our ancestors had gave us alot more than a free country when they signed those documents. They gave us the true formula to properly prioritize the care and feeding of the human spirit. Isn't it fascinating that this powerful message comes forth in what is considered a political, secular document? In one of the greatest revelations of the power of the people the Declaration of Independence is possibly one of the most sacred documents in existence for our time, if you consider that God can speak through humankind. 

We must be committed to our freedom. Freedom isn't free and we must be willing to pay the price, to fight if need be not only for our right to do as we please, but to be who we really are. We must fight our own inner demons and that of our ancestral karma to be free of old patterns and programming, while enjoying the gifts we've been given to create ourselves by the power of the divine will that resides within each of us. This is our path to freedom, right through the center of our heart. Most of all we simply want to be free to love, to be love, to flow love and to receive love. This is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and to each other. 

"Most people want security in this world, not liberty." ~H.L. Mencken 

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." ~William Faulkner 

"Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves." ~Nietzsche 

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
July 2 -  Pursuit of Happiness
July 9 -  Choosing Life
July 16 -  Positivity = Creativity
July 23 -  Energy Flows 
July 30 -  Glow Up!

Pursuit of Happiness Affirmations 

I am committed to the freedom of my spirit.
I allow my soul to soar.
I practice freedom in my life.
I allow others the freedom to be who they are.
I am free to love.
I am free to just be myself. I am free to discover who I am.
I am free to make new choices.
I give myself permission to express myself in different ways.
I am a growing, evolving spiritual being.
I have the higher vision of eagle within my being.
I am free to explore the possibilities of life.
My will to live is ignited and my love is the flame.
There is so much to live for and I am grateful for my life.
I am the intention of my ancestors, but I am ultimately made in the image of the creator.
I remember who I am. I remember all that I have been.
I activate stellar consciousness and witness the birth of this universe and all that is.
I am a Shining Star.
I am gifted and talented at____________________________________________.
I love to____________________________________________________________________.
Others think I am good at ___________________________________________________________.
My journey has been long, but I have never been alone.
I feel the supportive power of my people.
I experience God through my people and my family and community.
I call upon Archangel Michael, the mighty Eagle, to clear me of the imprints of the past.
I clear and purify myself and reset the future.
With great excitement and gratitude I step into my destiny.
I am free to choose life.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

JUNE 2023: Inner Sun Shining

"You are more than you know, greater than the sum of your parts. The power of love and light lie deep within you. You are more loving than you can ever imagine in a day, and more powerful than you can possibly realize in a lifetime. Your light has been cloaked only so that you can bring this to bear in a way that allows you to relate and share in a way that also honors this in each other." Rev. Renee Bledsoe 

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
June 04 - Inner Sun Shining
June 11 - Courage, Strength & Confidence
June 18 - Church in Circle - Summer Solstice - Father's Day
June 25 - The Movement of Action 

On the medicine wheel, in the sacred direction of the West, we gain the courage, strength and confidence to enter the unknown element of soul. Though the West is the place of darkness, we find that it is here that we are often called out, not just to face off on what we think is wicked about us, but more poignantly the great, potent powerful seed of eternal light that lives hidden deep within our heart and soul. 

This place within us is the part of us where the field of pure potential resides. It holds, guards and keeps glimpses of the brilliance of our true nature until we are ready to wield such power. As we sit in this aspect of ourselves on the wheel, it is like a visionquest for every cell of our body. It is a brave call for something beyond our meager imagining to come forth, so that we can continue to change and grow as a human being, and to be in a new, old way. 

"Buddha has actually called it the lion's roar. When a man reaches an absolutely silent state he roars like a lion. For the first time he knows what freedom is because now there is no fear of anybody's opinion. What people say does not matter. Whether they call you a saint or a sinner is immaterial; your whole and sole judge is God. And by 'God' a person is not meant at all, God simply means the whole universe." - Osho 

Courage, strength and confidence are the stepping stones to our future selves. It is important to understand this process of growth and to realize the heirarchy of our spiritual evolution. For courage builds strength, and strength builds confidence. Often we forget that confidence must be built, even earned. Just as we might lift weights to build muscular strength, so too, must we exercise our options to build confidence. In other words, the more we courageously venture into the unknown, the stronger we become, the better prepared we are to take risks, the more confident we become. 

Notice that confidence and comfort are not the same things. In many ways our confidence level is directly related to our perception of our ability to handle the unknown. So if miracles of manifestation lie outside of what is known to us, then how could we consider making this a routine part of our lives, and not just some leap of faith that we take every now and again as we muster the courage, or more likely life and our soul stalk us to move into the void? 

"It is not a question of having to face a person; you have to face the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the stars -- the whole universe. And this is our universe, we are part of it. There is no need to be afraid of it, there is no need to hide anything from it. In fact, even if you try you cannot hide. The whole knows it already, the whole knows more about you than you know." - Osho 

One of the best ways that I know of to teach ourselves about what we are really made of, to help us continously access the depths of our being, and to access great assistance in the realm of pure possibility is the medicine wheel. When you journey on the wheel, you first build faith in the presence of unseen forces of light through the courageous act of humility. One could say that the very first leap of faith of the fool to venture into the unknown is where courage begins on the wheel. As one becomes a seasoned traveler however, the awareness of the magician within, and a whole cast of characters, magical beings and divine helpers come to the fore, and we are strengthened for the journey by our deep awareness that we are not alone, in many senses of the word. 

"The ground of fearlessness is fear. In order to become fearless you have to stand in the middle of your fear." - Osho

Much like the story of the Wizard of Oz, the hero's journey reveals the deep magic that lies within, and this begins to outpicture in our lives. People, places, situations and scenarios will play out to call into awareness what is within. Then something amazing happens, we start to be able to navigate in the dark, through the signs and symbology of the events of our life. And we are no longer the victim of circumstance, karma or fate. As soon as we get our shaman's eyes, and develop the ability to track our lives, to see the experiences of our lives through higher dimensions, it is as if an invisible light comes on and we can access greater information. It is in that moment that we truly realize that we are creating all of it. 

"Never think in terms of being free from; always think in terms of being free for. And the difference is vast, tremendously vast. Don't think in terms of from -- think for. Be free for God, be free for truth, but don't think that you want to be free from the crowd, free from the church, free from this and that. You may be able to go far away one day, but you will never be free, never. It is going to be some sort of suppression." - Osho 

Courage, strength and confidence come from within. But the process and experience of life is designed to give us what we need to pull what is within "out" into the world. The reason for this is that above all we are destined to create. Being fruitful and multiplying is not just about procreation of other human beings... it is an all encompassing command to be abundant, to improve your lot, to advance and grow... and ultimately to evolve right through the door of the unknown, the great mystery of our own soul... to become fully human. 

If we can imagine something into existence one time, it can be done a hundred thousand times. The truth is, that we have already imagined a great many things into existence. The imaginal realm is very real. In meditation and journeywork sometimes people ask, how do I know that I am not imagining it? The answer is that you are! Yet there is a great question that must be asked. Why, out of all the things your could have imagined did you choose that? And "who" was it that chose that? Exploring these questions almost always bears fruit. These are most often treasures pulled up from the deep, clues about your unique individuality and purpose. 

"The crowd is not the problem -- you are the problem. The crowd is not pulling you -- you are being pulled, not by somebody else but by your own unconscious conditioning. Always remember not to throw the responsibility somewhere on somebody else, because then you will never be free of it. Deep down it is your responsibility. Why should one be so much against the crowd? Poor crowd! Why should you be so much against it? Why do you carry such a wound?" - Osho 

Sometimes we discover that the soul is tossing us clues through our dreams, imaginings and visions about what is hidden inside of us. It is even possible to tap into the visions and dreams of each other. It is also possible for each of us to have a similar dream, a memory, or a calling that is so strong, that even if we don't realize it, we magnetize ourselves to each other through this common dream. It is then that we truly begin to understand the reality of the realities within the unconscious, and the great hidden powers that are available to us, upon this discovery. 

This realization is the ultimate courage bringer. For in this we begin to see our purpose and remember who we really are. And we begin to recognize each other, and much like in the Wizard of Oz, there is a homecoming, and a newfound ability to reunify with lost aspect of ourself, and a discovery of strength we didn't know we had. This in turn gives us the confidence to continue to build our dreams, to seek out a vision, to allow our soul group both within and without to come forth and move together as one. This oneness, this reunification is our heart of hearts. It is here, in this space that we can live inside the gap, the tao of our heart, regularly and routinely living in the fifth dimensional holy, whole sacred space of a life lived loving like God/dess loves. 


Affirmations: Inner Sun Shining 

I build confidence by actively engaging in my inner and outer life.
I explore my inner world through contemplation and reflection.
My practice of contemplation involves writings from my soul.
I allow my soul to reveal my own depth to me through writing.
I contemplate my writing through reflection and divination.
Divination is a contemplative art that allows me to speak with my soul.
As I become more aware of my soul I am better able to communicate.
My soul is a great mysterious being, and I open to that mystery.
I offer myself up to the great mystery of my soul.
I allow my life to be an expression of my soul.
As I express my own soul, I relieve the world of it's soulessness.
I am connected to the web of souls.
My I AM presence alights my soul.
I have the courage and strength to be myself.
I have the confidence to enter the unknown aspects of my self.
I allow my second sight and my spiritual perceptions to increase my faith.
As I see more, my faith becomes knowledge.
As I experience more of life, my knowledge becomes wisdom.
As I experience my life in wisdom, I am filled with understanding.
As I am filled with understanding, I am free from judgment.
As I am free from judgment, I allow the energy to flow.
When energy is flowing, There is room for miracles.
I have the courage to hold sacred space and entertain the void of the unknown.
I am reborn each time I face a fear.
The way out is through.
Outside of my comfort zone lie miracles and magic.
I work with the medicine wheel to help me navigate through the void.
The medicine wheel provides the mysterious platform on which to access the deep magic of life.
As I build my life on the platform of the medicine wheel, I lay the groundwork for my ascension.
As my consciousness ascends, I have a top down view and a higher perspective.
The medicine wheel helps me to maintain a view of all perspectives.
The medicine wheel helps me to assemble my dream team both within and without, as I honor all aspects of myself.
Courage, strength and confidence allow me to take even greater risks to open to even greater love.
I have the courage to love like God/dess loves.
My inner sun is shining.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

MAY 2023: True Community • Allegiance & Alliance

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”  - Albert Einstein

True community demands that each of the individuals become their most authentic self. This might require them to be a bit divergent for a time. It will most certainly ask them to heal, forgive and evolve. But when the time comes, a threshold will present itself that asks the individual if they will use their power for the greater good of us all, or only for the self. 

This is an inner attitude, for the actions may look the same. Therefore True Community can only be achieved through the rigorous self-initiations of inner honesty and integrity through group work, which provides the context and the content for a higher order of spiritual partnership and relationship. 

Allegience, to be healthy must be earned. It is from this place that a higher order of living is born. it is from this place that masters work together in mastery of love.

"The day is here and now that I can die to a cause and remain alive in the cosmic fire of it's brighter light. Allowing it to burn away all that I am not. As I am continuing to die the little deaths, the little ego deaths to stay in the ring and rise triumphant into my immortal nature, not through martyrdom, but because I remain simply and forever embraced in a higher love, not for myself, but for us all." ― Rev. Renee Bledsoe

"Without devotion, action and knowledge are cold and dry and may even become shackles." - Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
May 7 - True Community: Allegiance & Alliance
May 14 - A Call to Higher Love - Mother's Day
May 21 - New Earth Church
May 28 - Merging Local & Global Consciousness

I am free to be myself.
I have the courage and strength to claim my free will.
I align my will with the will of my higher self.
I submit to the initiations of my soul.
I magnetize my soul group to realize the highest levels of the mastery of love.
I am accountable to my soul.
I let go of what is no longer serving my soul's journey.
I practice freedom, by tending to my soul.
I tap into the river of my destiny.
I chose this life and I honor that choice.
My body is a vehicle for freedom and the actualization of my dreams.
I honor and respect the needs of my body.
My boundaries and clear communication create a safe space.
I am a force for good to be reckoned with.
I am a part of the eternal will to good.
The will of my mind, my body, and my soul are one with the will of God.
I am free to express from the deepest parts of my being.
I am free to fulfill my destiny.
I chose my destiny before I was born and have everything I need to activate my divine mission.
I free the dragon within and tame it's spirit to serve my higher calling.
I allow the phoenix within me to rise up out of the ashes.
I step into my highest calling.
I remember who and what I am.
I embrace right livelihood.
I am free to love to the depths and heights my soul can reach.
I am allegiant to the higher cause of love

Sunday, March 26, 2023

APRIL 2023: Living Alive

"We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose Beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity."  - John O'Donohue 

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
April 02 - Living Alive
April 09 - Easter Sunday - It is CoSL 15 Year Anniversary!
April 16 - Simple Abundance
April 23 - Creative Life
April 30 -  Ascending Down 

Our life must become our creative art if we are to live it alive. The way we move through our days, how we spend our time and whom we spend it with all come to be the fabric of our life. Looking at our entire life as a work of art, we begin to understand that we are the co-creators of our experience here in time and space, and we are responsible for creating our own masterpiece. It is our choice if we just let life happen to us, or if we decide to allow the artist soul to emerge by making a conscious choice to open up to the full magnitude of our abilities to create. 

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. - John O'Donohue 

As our lives become more creative and artistic, we are simultaneously getting more and more in touch with our soul, our true essence. The soul is actually the driving force that requires us to get grounded in life and to dream up new expressions of our being and to produce something visceral and heartfelt. While getting in touch with our spirit elevates our soul, purifies our desires, opens our hearts and gives us the higher vision to create amazing grace in our lives and or to see what we already do with new eyes. The spirit and the soul could be likened to canvas and paint, respectively. 

If we were to surround ourselves in simple beauty, calm environments, treks into nature, and immersed ourselves in the mystery of our own soul and opened to being surprised we would find that we start to become something unrecognizable. No longer requiring mountains of overstimulation, violence and aggressiveness, we would finally be able to apprehend the exquisite beauty that resides in every moment of life... and in the silences of our own soul. 

It is uncanny how social reality can deaden and numb us so that the mystical wonder of our lives goes totally unnoticed. We are here. We are wildly and dangerously free. The more lonely side of being here is our separation in the world. - John O'Donohue 

As those of us who have brought our lives forward from the inside out do so, we find that we are every increasingly sensitive to our environment, to each other and to society. And while this can be somewhat painful as we feel as though we are moving in slow motion as compared to the fast pace of society, it is also our calling to help the world "slow down" and re-enter the garden so that we can enjoy our lives... truly to fill our lives with JOY! This is the remembrance of the artist soul within each of us. 

To the artist soul, every thing, every moment, every place and everyone has an inherent beauty even when ugliness is present. What we find as the artist emerges is that ugliness is not the enemy, so much as the need for speed. This quicksilver attitude, addictive, linear patterning, which has caused us to be magnificent learners and retainers of knowledge, if not allowed to take its rightful place, can stop the artist soul from ever truly emerging. And this will create a void that we will incessantly try to fill. 

When you begin to sense that your imagination is the place where you are most divine, you feel called to clean out of your mind all the worn and shabby furniture of thought. You wish to refurbish yourself with living thought so that you can begin to see.  John O'Donohue 

The artist soul helps us to let go and let the God within come forth and create a life worthy of Kings and Queens, with conscious delight at our own true nature. Trying to stuff ourselves into a safe little box loses all appeal and we no longer try to fill our hearts desires with fascimilies of what we really desire. This powerful being within has no such need for tight control and rigid rules.This powerful being knows when to color inside the lines and when to color outside the lines. This One has come to the altar of the soul of the world and has claimed the ability to choose... not from a place of conditioned programming... but from the ceaseless and limitless abundant supply of the Universal Creative Force within and the realization that there is way more to this artist than meets the eye. 

The greatest friend of the soul is the unknown. Yet we are afraid of the unknown because it lies outside our vision and our control. We avoid it or quell it by filtering it through our protective barriers of domestication and control. The normal way never leads home.  -John O'Donohue 

In this school of life, we are simply learning the lessons of our own artistry and that we have the power to manifest our hearts desires, and also to change our creations as we so desire. It is here as we merge art and soul that we become the artist standing at the gates of everything. And all becomes possible... and we are no longer afraid to make a choice, because we trust that we are always operating from the artist soul and that everything we choose brings us closer to home. This is the gift of the story of our lives and our birthright to create lives of unimaginable joy, light and love. What kind of life will you create?

LIVING ALIVE Affirmations
I am alive, awake and aware.
I am a conscious co-creator of my life.
I am a master manifestor.
As I fully realize my powers to manifest and create, I take 100% responsibility for my life experience.
I am in love with life and life loves me. 
The universe is conspiring on my behalf.
I embrace the mystery of my own soul.
I am delighted by the unknown joys that await discovery.
The beauty of this life is filled with surprises and mystery.
I allow the mystery of my soul to unfold in my life.
I allow my soul to tell it's story.
I listen to the whispering of the wisdom of my spirit.
I hear the instruction of my soul.
I allow my body, mind, heart, soul and spirit to create my life as One.
I read the signs and heed the messages in the synchronicities of my life. 

I feed my soul by_________________________. 

I nuture my soul by________________________. 

I listen to my spirit by_______________________

I sit in nature and absorb the perfection of the beauty of the earth.
I take inspiration from nature in my own creations.
I learn from masters.
My ability to create consciously and with divine inspirition is ever expanding.
I am open to the unknown and embrace the mystery of my own being.
I enjoy and delight in the creations of my fellow artists.
I collaborate to create even higher levels of art.
I see my life as a masterpiece that is mine to create.
I am an artist soul.
I live my life alive.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

The 7 Sound and Light Codes of Christ Yeshua

"All is One and all is contained in I Am".

The 7 Great Mantras of ‘’I AM’’ shared by Christ Yeshua were encoded into the Gospel of John as secret teachings to guide people into the I AM soul: the gateway into the One Soul in all. These teachings were light technologies connecting the body, specific chakra pathways and the I AM through somatic breath and sacred sound.

The I AM connects yourself to your I AM soul, and beyond into the God Self. The I AM is your own inner guru, guide and purpose finder, showing you the right direction for your life, giving you life-force energy to evolve.

I AM is living in the Present, the Presence of your true Self. I AM is the bridge to the One Self in all beings, and opens the doors to higher realities and all dimensions. I AM is the gatekeeper to all chakras, the connector between all parts of you, and it flows through the central pillar of the spine to branch out in every chakra.

I AM gathers together all your different inner voices, all the different parts of you, and leads all of them into fulfillment at the right time and place. It is the One central pillar and guide of all parts of you. I AM is the key to opening all parts of yourself as it Illuminates all parts of you. Immersing in the I AM helps you be fully yourself!

In this 3-day Transmission workshop, you will immerse into the experience and embodiment of these 7 I AM Codes. Using these sacred sound-light Codes of Aramaic and the words Yeshua used, with somatic breath in specific spiraling chakra flows and pathways, we will engineer ourselves into the Christ Grid that Christ and all enlightened beings inhabit, using the Codes Christ gave to us.

The I AM leads to the peace, light, Presence, love and accelerated spiritual development of the soul. You will be initiated into these Practices in these 3 days, and then be empowered and able to continue and deepen into them at home until you have embodied them.

Places limited to 22 people only.

When: 19-21 May 2023
Where: Blue Star Monastery, Fort Myers, Florida USA
Price: $444: 
Send via PayPal: padmaaon@gmail.com. 
Website: www.padmaaon.com
RSVP: reneebledsoe@gmail.com 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

MARCH 2023: Sacred Art of Creative Living

“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ― Albert Einstein

If knowing thyself is the key to life, one of the most important bits of knowledge may very well be to know what inspires us to create. What moves our souls? Sparks our creativity? Gets the ideas flowing and the heart glowing? Even if we don't exactly know, the next most important question would be... is there a willingness to explore?

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ― Walt Disney

All too often when on the spiritual path, especially as mystics who thrive on our connection to the mind of God, we sometimes don't focus on the heart of God. We forget about the Goddess. The Spirit, the lightning bolt of inspiration might fuel our visions, fill our senses and portend the ineffable, but in order to truly capture the essence of God in the physical senses we must have a sacred container to be able to connect where it counts... right here on earth! For the mystic there is truly only one logical conclusion to this conversation, as we go deeper and deeper into the divinity, we find that some form of art gives us the outlet that we need to express the inexpressable quality of the divine in the physical.

“Creativity takes courage.” ― Henri Matisse 

The role of myth and archetype, as well as angels and masters can become a tremendous influence for our creativity. These are fantastic jumping off points into the mystery void of creation, as they contain universal themes and also hold clues about ancient memories. Go with what tickles your fancy. Don't be afraid to allow whimsy and nonsense to tease out some serious art! The wonderful thing about art, contrary to popular opinion, is that you really can't do it wrong. For it is personal expression, and art does not live in time and space. Art is the language of the soul.

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

We are all artists. We may not have fully discovered our art, but that doesn't mean that it isn't in there. And if we have discovered something of it, that does not mean that it won't change or evolve. The artists touch is something to apply to every single aspect of life. Art is not only beautiful, touching and inspiring, it is also deeply healing. In many ways artists are healers, especially if they can get in touch with their own soul through their art. There is nothing like that moment when we see a work of art and feel the recognition of a kindred spirit resonating with us. This is true joy as our own soul is reflected back to us in a way that articulates somestimes something lost in ourselves. We are so grateful when our deepest, innermost soulful notions can find expression. there is a soul satisfaction in this, an understanding of the kindred spirits, that might well be an art form unto itself. The art of Kin.

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” ― Pablo Picasso

One of our biggest blocks to creativity is what we think about how we feel. All too often I have seen serene, happy people become critical, anxious, and self-effacing during the creative process. Some of that is an over-active inner critic, or triggers from childhood, but much of it is discomfort with long suppressed sexual energy, as the creative process is re-engaged and re-routed into the form of creating art. For sexual energy and creativity go hand in hand, and often the baby has been thrown out with the bathwater. As we have repressed and misunderstood sexuality, as we have been immersed in the world of control, we have metered and rationed the very energy that we need to create with.

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” ― Pablo Picasso

Working with our artistry is crucial to ultimate healing, and our soul's emergence and evolution. No matter what we are creating, the very act of relaying that creative energy into a new channel sends a powerful message to the psyche. Even the smallest project could have big energy opening impact on other aspects of our life. Allowing the soul this expression pleases the Goddess within, and the muse will smile upon us, as one flash of inspiration gives way to a whole series of lightbulb ideas, and then another, and another, as we continue to give ourselves creative license.

“If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.” ― Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

As we develop the courage, the strength and the confidence to tap into our imagination and activate our imaginal cells, that part of us that looks like a question mark, we influence the power of our soul to come forth. They mystic within, the part of us that braves the mystery of our own selves is never happier when the fear of going into the void of creation is richly rewarded with synchronicity, divine conversation and inspirational wisdom. It is through this way of being that we can turn our entire lives into a masterpiece, especially if we allow ourselves to keep finding new avenues or going deeper with the artistry of our self-expression.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho

It is through this trust in ourselves as creator gods in the making that we truly can come to know God, and actually find expression for divine love. As we allow the mind and the heart of the higher powers of the universe inspire and guide us, our creativity takes on new meaning even to ourselves, offering brilliant, out of the box solutions to long standing issues and concerns not only in our lives, but in the world, as we tap into the prodigy within. He or She is in there. We have only to keep exploring and allowing that one to emerge into the light of our soul, and fearlessly enter the unknown. As they say, keep on until you surprise yourself.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ― Martha Graham

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
March 05 - Sacred Art of Creative Living
March 12 - Unlocking the Soul
March 19 - Sacred Altar Church in Circle - Deep Magic of Life
March 26 - Soulcoming


As I go into the depths of my soul, I am inspired and restored.
My true creative powers come from the realizations of my God Self.
My soul is a Great Mystery to me.
I am comfortable with mystery and excited to learn more about who I am.
I am curious about the world and enjoy experiencing this creation.
I am willing to step out of the box with my creative endeavors.
My life become a masterpiece of my divinity.
I see beauty in everything.
As I look through God's eyes, I witness miracles of creation every moment.
I allow myself to be inspired by others and their art.
I inspire others with my art.
I bring the sacred into the artistry of my life.
I create with my hands something beautiful.
My hands are the extension of my heart.
I address the critic within by making art anyway.
I identify where the critic is coming from and send lovingkindness.
I listen to suggestions to improve and further develop my art.
I collaborate to create art.
I look for inspiration in unexpected places.
I stock my life with chances to be inspired by other creative people.
I soak in the beauty of life.
I am moved through my emotions to creative expression.
I allow my emotions to heal through my creativity.
Art infuses my life with creative solutions on every front.
Every day is an opportunity to create something beautiful.
I enjoy sharing my art with the world.
Art can heal my life by putting me in touch with my soul.
Art reveals the mystery of my soul.
My art and the art of othes helps me connect and communicate with my own great mystery.
I am a creator God in the making.
In truth I am creating all the time.
I am willing to look at what it truly is that I am creating.
Do I create joy and beauty, or do I create suffering?
The more I understand my powers of creation, the more I am inspired to be creative.
I am willing to become responsible for what I create.
I am a creative expression for the divine Will to Good.
My life is my sacred art.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

FEBRUARY 2023: Love Wisdom

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” - Rumi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
February 05 - Love Wisdom
February 12 - Sacred Altar Church in Circle - February Clanmother "WisdomKeeper"
February 19 - Languages of Love
February 26 - Let Go, Let Love

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi

The overwhelming urge to take stock of ourselves at the beginning of a new calendar year can often find us casting a harsh eye upon our lives. Often we are moved to make resolutions and enact new life plans and goals that will get us the results we are looking for because we are fed up or disgusted by the way things have been. And while it is true that discontent and discomfort are great teachers, it is also important to think about how we can open up to more love, more prosperity, more peace, more respect and more personal power from a creative, empowered, energized and loving space.

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” ― Rumi

First of all, it is important to understand that anything outside of us cannot truly give us those things that we are seeking in a way that is whole. It is an inside job. If respect is won because we invoke fear in others, that negates the other things that we need and want such as love and peace. If peace is won as a result of denial, the cost might be our own self-respect and a decrease in personal power. Force and the use of personal willpower carries with it a great price. Love and allowing opens the energy for all of our human needs and heart's desires to cohabitate and harmonize. This is an opportunity for our inner team to learn how to play together, to balance and synthesize sometimes what appears to be conflicting needs, through our higher power.

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” ― Rumi

We must first bring into our field the energy of what it is that we want. If we want more love, we must be more loving... right now... not when we get a new partner... but now. The things that we do, the goals or intentions that we make, if done because we want to create love or peace or prosperity, become more of an allowing. Once the intention is made, and it is surrendered to the powers that be, in love, we step aside and get out of our own way. This is truly using the powers of creation as they are intended.This is Doing Without Doing, and engaging in the Art of Allowing.

“What you seek is seeking you.” ― Rumi

This allowing surely is not accompanied by motionlessness, but rather an acknowledgement that we are working with subtle and profound energies called love and light, and that these forces don't need our constant nagging or pleading to come into effect. After all, these are omnipotent powers that respond according to universal law. If anything appears to be arbitrary it is because there is another belief system that is over-riding it... or something that needs to be released and forgiven in order to allow the new in. The laws of the universe tell us that if we ask, then we will be given. Yet my question is, Do we receive what is given? Do we notice how the universal powers are trying to deliver our desires to us?

“Knock, And He'll open the door. Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.” ― Rumi

As we start to think and feel more into what we would like to create from love, we find the need to focus less and less on what we do not want. This is a turning point when this begins to happen regularly. In unconditional love, there is supreme wisdom. For it is not bound by the desire for a specific result, which holds the objectivity that can help us to break out of old patterns and see new solutions, ideas and opportunities. As we allow our creations and relationships this sacred space, there is so much love, that the beloved, whatever or whoever that might be, is afforded the room to grow even potentially beyond our wildest dreams, and blossom into something we wouldn't even have known to ask for.

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.” ― Rumi

In love, we become fluid, like water.... and once we are set in motion... love is an eternal abiding action, like the waves of the ocean lapping the shore, even if we are apparently waiting or holding still. The river of love within continues to flow out, much like the energy that patiently coalesces within the seed, as it sprouts later for all to see that there is a period of silence, which will produce something tangible. Love was at work during the entire process, we find out after all.

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.” ― Rumi

Learning to love the process, the journey is what love is all about. It is not love if we are sending negativity to some aspect of ourselves, or if we have an "if/then" mentality. The universal laws do not support these hard lines. Sure, we can make things happen and it might appear that we have outrun these laws, but we end up with the unending job of controlling our lives, and instead of commanding our ship, we end up holding the bag on everything. This gives us little energy, inspiration and time for true creativity.
“Be empty of worrying.Think of who created thought!

"Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?” ― Rumi

As we open up to greater love and oneness, we understand that there are parts of ourselves that we have barely given a voice in our life, namely our own soul. As we begin to make conscious contact with our soul, a world of wonder awakens within us. And we are moved. For love that comes through the soul moves us to take action, even if that action is to be still and know that God is within us. Even if that action is listening, praying, and meditating. Being still and doing nothing are not the same thing. And so it is through these small silent acts that we can hear the voice within that holds the greatest wisdom and insight of all... our higher self.

“The minute I heard my first love story,I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” ― Rumi

It is from this space that we can begin to hear and actuate the whispers of our own soul and bring ourselves truly alive. For love and light are our animating forces, what scientists call electo-magnetic energy. The truth be told, no matter what we call these forces within, so long as we recognize that all that we experience is a dance, a flow of energy, a juxtaposition of these two, we will have the understanding that will open us to the next levels of love. If Love is a verb... what do you love? And How does love move you?

I allow myself to feel my feelings.
As I acknowledge my feeling I break with denial and shatter illusion.
My feelings and thoughts are messengers.
I let go of what I think about how I feel.
I honor the sensations in my body and listen to their message.
I continue to purify my mind so that I can properly interpret and honor my feelings.
My body is a sensitive instrument designed to express love and to create.
The unloveable need love most of all.
I love and accept the unloveable parts of myself.
As I accept all of myself, I am healed in the light.
My job is to gather the realization that I am perfect and whole.
I release the burdens of my family and humanity's karma to turn to love.
I am strengthened by my love.
What I love is strengthened by my love.
Love is a beautiful gathering of energy.
As I build the energy around something, I create love.
I protect my love in sacred space.
I allow love to move me, touch me and fill me.
True love results in devotion.
Devotion is commitment through free will and love.
Let the Light reveal Love in my life.
May my languages of love expand and grow.
May I receive love from all directions.
Love lifts me up, energizes and inspires me.
Unconditional love has no agenda other than to be love.
I unconditionally love myself.
I apply love and compassion first to myself, before I can truly give it to others.
Love and compassion are a part of who I am.
As I allow love to live through me, what I offer to the world is filled with light.
Let my love be as great as my light.
I am in service to the light of my soul.
There is a great love that has given us life.
As I remember more of myself, I remember the love.
I extend love and kindness to all.
Love moves me to create good in my life and for the world.
I open myself to healing through love, compassion and forgiveness.
True love is wise.