Be Love. You can be anything if you embrace your divine gifts!
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.What we need is to love without getting tired.” – Mother Theresa
I cannot tell you how many times I have repeated this quote from this blessed mother, but what I can tell you was that these words changed my life. For so many years, I found myself getting angry with people over trivial things. Things like, they didn’t work hard enough, their house wasn’t clean enough or the way they handled their time was not structured. I wanted them to do the things I thought they should do so they would be happy. I found myself being consumed by the frustration that connected me with these feelings. Everyone I looked at I wondered if they were wasting time or being lazy and how could they not want to do something they would enjoy. This became such a huge issue in my life that I began to take it out on the people I loved the most, my family. I found myself planning family gatherings and feeling drained because I was focusing all my energy on whether everyone was enjoying themselves. Then, one day I woke up with my usual hurried energy and realized, “What am I rushing for?” and “Why am I controlling things?” I thought to myself, “Do I have somewhere to go that is really significant?” I stopped and listened to the sounds around me. What I heard was the sounds of the birds chirping and the sound of the wind creeping through my window.
It suddenly came to me, that there is no such thing as time. I felt this sadness overcome me and I realized that I had lost my natural rhythm of being in the moment. I was so hurried through life that I didn’t even hear the sounds around me that were reminding me of my existence. I allowed the physical to sweep me up and separate me from my purpose. I asked myself, “What does it mean to be in the moment?” My answer came to me simply. “It is to be love.” That’s it. It suddenly occurred to me, if I truly loved myself and my existence then I should look at those around me and see the reason I was getting so frustrated with them. It was because I was angry with the part of them that I longed for. I longed to take time off, to be free of responsibility and to just let go. I then asked myself how I could change these habits I had developed. Once again the answer was, “be love.”
So, I got up and went to my bathroom and looked at myself. It was at that moment I fell to my knees and asked God to help me. I surrendered the physical needs to him. The next few months were far from easy for me. The first thing that happened was I lost my job. For the first time in my life I was fired. Then, the entire basement of my home flooded, my daughter got sick and I lost one of my best friends. I fell to my knees and asked God why all this happened when all I did was surrender to him with faith. At that moment, I heard God speak to me. I heard the words, “My dear child, if you had not lost all these things then you would not know how to begin again.” I got angry and said to God, “How do I begin again when I have to feed my children and I am overwhelmed with work to do on my home?” God then spoke to me again and said, “My dearest one, just Be Love.” Once again, I got angry and said, “Be love, Be love. How can I do that with all these things to do and think about?” God answered me again and said, “Dearest child, have faith. I am love, you are me and with this, allow yourself to accept my love and just be.” At that moment, I fell to my knees and felt this overwhelming feeling of Grace envelop me. I put my hand over my heart and said, “I love you, you are beautiful.” Then, I realized that when we pray for something and when we really have faith, when we have intent, we receive what we ask for. However, if we aren’t willing to surrender it, then what we ask for sometimes needs to be removed from our pathway. So, if you want to stay Awake, “Be Love” for love is your true nature. Your senses will connect you to your true nature. It is with this I wish you peace and hope that you will use this book to “Wake Up to Your Intuitive Path.” Once you experience being awake, you will never fear and always feel peace in every experience.
You Have a Choice
It is important to know that you have a choice on how you want to “Wake Up.” There is no one way to do it. Each of us chooses to draw different people into our lives to help to serve as teachers and students and also different situations. Just because your life may have been more difficult than your friend’s doesn’t mean that you will have a harder time learning. Sometimes it’s those situations that push us into learning that wake us up the most.
Remember, the key here is learning. What have you learned through each challenge and how have you grown from it? This learning can be seen as a building block to knowing what it is you do and do not chose to have in your life. You begin to learn that you have choice and these choices ultimately shape your path.
I have heard people say that they cannot be “Awake” because they drank a beer, don’t eat healthy or work at the wrong job. Remember, being awake is the relationship that you have with yourself on your own path. If you feel your own truth and can say I am doing this for my highest good, then it doesn’t matter if you take every multivitamin you need or meditate four times a day. What matters is the intent you set for yourself. If you are aware that you listen to your intuition and know what your own truth is, then it doesn’t matter if you are holding a milkshake and speaking to others about love. What matters is the intent.
I see so many people ride on the wave of what is spiritually popular. One day they decide that they are going to become a spiritual person. So, they start wearing spiritual looking clothes (latest trends with the Yin Yang, etc), start eating tofu, join an abundance class and start using words like “beautiful sister.” These are all fine but they forget that they need to first look deep within and work on themselves. Spirituality is not a fad, nor can it be sold. It is something that is very personal and exists within each individual person. If you want to become spiritual (Awake), you don’t have to wait until you hop on a plane to Sedona, Arizona; you can choose to do it now. Live your life awake by connecting with your own truth. Open your eyes and embrace the life you have been blessed with.
When you truly are Awake, you explore the world with new eyes and an open heart. The world no longer looks the same. Life is no longer lived on the surface; a physical existence of judging and comparing ourselves to others or some internal standard of perfection. When you are Awake, you realize you are connected to everything and everyone. And because God lives within you and everyone else, what you say or do to another, you also say or do to yourself. When you have negative behavior toward yourself and others, it’s like building up scar tissue on your heart and soul. It prevents you from living in the truth.
To live in truth, you must be love. The excuses are now gone and a different challenge confronts us. Rather than acting and reacting to the stimuli of the outside world of people, places and things, we realize we must look within for the guidance to live our lives. We must open our hearts and follow our intuition, which leads us along the path that serves our highest good.
When we live in this new awareness, there is only room in our hearts for love, kindness, patience, acceptance, mercy, grace, caring, compassion, empathy, concern, understanding and encouragement. The days of submitting to fear, hatred, judgment, cruelty, rage, anger, frustration, perfectionism, assumptions, contempt, selfishness and jealousy are the emotions of the past.
When we reach this new level of awareness of being Awake and staying Awake, we don’t blame the outside world or others for the circumstances of our lives. We take responsibility and embrace the challenge of staying Awake. With living this new awareness, we realize that everything we need to solve every problem and manifest every dream is already within us. It is the gift of intuition that will guide you and reconnect you to the spirit, source, light or God from which all things are possible.
Wake Up and feel joy! Live in truth. Be love!
I was blessed to write my Book Wake Up Your Intuition because of this experience. I hope each of you will never stop following your hearts!