(NOTE: We wrote this many years ago, but never published the full article on our website.)
This past year has been a most fascinating and challenging one for me. As I look back on it from the perspective of hindsight, I realize how much I’ve grown — or, I should say, how much I’ve remembered. I’d like to briefly share with you part of my journey this past year. Perhaps something in my sharing will touch a chord deep within you — and help you, if only in some small way, along your path of remembering. That is my hope and prayer for all of you.
I’d been floundering around late last year wondering where my path was taking me — where this work with Spirit was leading. Sometimes, I felt I was making no progress at all.
One late afternoon between last Christmas and New Year’s, I was waiting at the Sacramento airport for a flight. I had several hours to wait — so I decided to take a walk around the airport.
I walked out to the edge of the parking lot. There, in the shadows of the setting winter sun, I saw a large truck with a company name and address painted on its side. The address was Walla Walla, Washington. Walla Walla is just north of one of my favorite places, the Wallowa Valley of Oregon. Was Spirit speaking to me?
I was deep in thought as I walked farther out toward the edge of the airport. Suddenly, I saw a beautiful white feather floating in the air about ten feet in front of me. As I walked toward it, it drifted and danced in the chilly, but gentle, late-afternoon breeze. I was just several feet away when it magically took on the shape of a beautiful white dove. The dove stood still in midair as I started to reach out for it. Then, just a couple of feet from me and right before my eyes, it vanished! Nothing was there — in the air or on the ground. Was Spirit speaking to me?
I still don’t fully understand those two events — with my mind, that is. Though my heart understands. But what my mind does know is those two events triggered within me a renewed process of growth — of remembering. And that process has led to my making a full commitment to my work, something I’d never done before. (A “110 percent commitment,” to use my spirit guides’ words.)
And the best part is all this has led me to a deeper, far more intimate bond with my higher self. That bond has brought me into a state of bliss I’ve never known in this lifetime. I still have my challenges to deal with, as we all do. But now — even in the midst of those challenges, even in the depths of the sadness I’ve sometimes felt lately — my life is easy and joyful — and magical even. Magic is all around us. We only need to look and listen for it.
Was Spirit speaking to me in the fading light of that cold winter’s day in Sacramento? I’d like to think so. Here’s Spirit
Just be — enjoy your be-ing. Focus on that instead of do-ing. You don’t have to do anything in this life — your only mission is to simply be.
Immerse yourselves in your be-ing. Then — and only then — can you effectively do anything. Then — and only then — will you find yourselves empowered to do everything.
Your actions flow from who you are. It’s a matter of putting the horse before the cart, if you will. Once you have fully remembered the goddesses and gods you are, you will know what to do — you will know your life’s work — you will know your life’s partner. And it will all flow easily and effortlessly.
The key is simple — just be. And, equally important is for you to totally immerse yourselves in the joy of be-ing god — be-ing goddess.
Spirit speaks to you of this often. Yet you do not hear because you’re not listening — you’re not watching. The signs are all around you — they come to you in ways expected and unexpected. But you’ll never hear or see them unless you remain constantly watchful.
This is the single most important task you can do in this incarnation — be constantly watchful for the signs of Spirit speaking to you. As you persist in your watchfulness, you will find Spirit speaks to you as easily and clearly as your friends and family on the earth plane.
And what is Spirit saying when It speaks to you?
It is saying many things. But the “common thread,” if you will, running through the fabric of Spiritspeak is this: remember — remember — remember!
Spirit has many messages for you. And It speaks to you in ways specifically “tailored,” if you will, to the specific being — the human being, that is — you have chosen to become for a while.
Think of your humanness as a costume you have donned for a bit. This thing you call life is really nothing more than a costume party! A party you, as your higher self, chose to attend. And just what are parties? Why, they’re fun! Or, at least, they’re supposed to be. And so too is your life on Planet Earth, in your exquisitely designed human costume, supposed to be fun.
You, as human beings, take yourselves entirely too seriously. You have been so successful at immersing yourselves in the illusion of the Planet Earth party, you have forgotten you didn’t come here to stay. And you didn’t come here to be miserable and joyless — that’s not what parties are all about.
You came here because your nature, as goddesses and gods, is playful and creative and joyful. As you left Home the last time before incarnating in your current life, you asked your loved ones in spirit — your angels, teachers, and guides — to be ever watchful over you as you bravely ventured down the trail of tears.
You, as your Higher Selves, knew this life could indeed be a trail of tears — or it could be a joyful path, a time of happy reunion with those of your loved ones who also chose to be pioneers on the wild frontier of Planet Earth.
And so, as you left Home with this great spirit of adventure burning in your heart, you asked those who remained “behind” at Home to guide you if you should ever become too deeply immersed in the illusion.
And most of you have become so deeply immersed, you have forgotten much of what you knew — including the fact life is just one big party. You have also forgotten the love, the wisdom, the power you once knew — the love, the wisdom, the power you are.
You are Love incarnate, nothing more — nothing less. You are gods and goddesses. You are all that is.
And so, as you’ve become “fully engaged,” shall we say, in the business and busy-ness of human life, you’ve allowed fear to have its way with you. Fear tells you “Do this — do that and you will be safe. Think this — think that. Conform to your culture. Honor thy father and mother — and any other authorities who happen to be in your life. Honor them. Please them. Do what they say — for, after all, they know what’s best for you.”
Fear’s voice is most insistent — and your mind loves the sound of fear’s voice.
This fear-filled environment is the one many of you, as humans, grew to adulthood in. And, of course, this is a most stressful environment. You can see that stress manifested all around — and perhaps within — yourselves. Every day, your newspapers and television screens are filled with these manifestations of fear. And so the stress — and the fear — continue in a seemingly self- perpetuating process — one that can feel almost impossible to break free from.
And yet it is critical, at this point in your personal evolution and in your planet’s evolution, for you to break free from the self-imposed bonds of fear. When you begin to break free — and when you finally gain full freedom — you will marvel at the way you found so much false comfort and security in the misery of your jail cell. And all the time you were imprisoned, you had the key to your cell door in your hand. You had just forgotten you were given the key before you left Home.
So how do you break free of your culture, your authorities, your jail cells? Well, you begin by listening to Spirit speaking to you. And how does Spirit speak to you? In myriad ways. You are awake and aware — or you would not be reading these words. And yet, though you are awake and aware, you sometimes seem to struggle to simply get through just one 24-hour day. It does not have to be so. Spirit is speaking to you constantly.
It is critical for you to fully remember who you are — to remember your divine heritage — as you move into the new millennium. And it is critical for you to move forward with joy and peace and love. Sure, you can also move forward through struggle and pain. But you don’t have to do it that way. It’s your choice.
And so, we come back to the ways in which Spirit speaks to you. It speaks to you in many ways, as we said a few moments ago. But it speaks to you most clearly through your feelings, through your heart. Whenever you are feeling joyful and positive and powerful and loving — it is those times Spirit is speaking to you most clearly. Whatever feels joyful, positive, powerful, loving is Spirit simply reminding you of who you are.
Your Soul — your higher self is always in a state of perfect bliss — perfect joy — perfect peace. It is a state somewhat like a deep meditative state, but with total awareness of your total reality and existence in the moment. If you are fully present in the moment with Love, there can be no pain, no sorrow — there can be nothing but total peace — the peace, as your bible says, that surpasses all understanding (human understanding, that is).
When you achieve that state of bliss and ecstasy — and you can fully achieve it while still incarnated — you will have once again become one with Spirit. And when Spirit speaks to you again, you will hear only the sound of your own voice.
Have you had similar experiences with spirit speaking to you just when you needed it? Please share your experiences with us below.
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Thank you John and spirit for the message. Myself and others, I’m sure share the same feeling like you, of not making any progress in our soul mission of remembering. And helping awaken others that are ready or standing waiting to open the door. At times we are bombarded by the fear/doubt of mass conciousness. That we tend to allow doubt to come in. But of course spirit and our guides are always there to nodge as back in line. I feel the level of spiritual awakening does not 100% shield us from emotional attacks. It just reminds us that in these days we must stay in the eye of the storm. Easier sad than done. But thanks to spirit they are always there to lend a hand. All is well!! Blessings!!
LOVE and PEACE,
Thank you very much, Rene, for sharing your thoughts with us.
Indeed a great article.
Putting myself in your imaginary shoes, I would guess that fear would be the main reason I would not have published it all in the past.
What struck me the most however, allbeit negative, is the reference to the emotions as being ” from the heart”. Yes this is an old saying, many thousands of years old, but that does not make it valid, in my humble opinion. Energy is communicated to us via our cells, all of them.
My focus these days is in the area of healing and consequently on the root of disease in order to have access to understanding and to better assist others in healing themselves.
Therefore, if we equate or relate emotions as being heart related we then get a clue as to what causes heart disease, at least in many cases.
I too have wandered around the Sacramento airport. Remembering myself within that memory context leads me to this advice: If you come upon a princess in a male body, run like hell.
Thank you, Ron, for your comments.
John, thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve been waaaaay down in the dumps lately, and this is just what I needed.
Have a blessed and happy Easter.
Thanks so much, Toni! I’m delighted the article helped.
You have a blessed and beautiful Easter too!
Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful message. Why didn’t you all those years ago?
I recognized so much in it and I think it is a blessing to hear a truth you know already in other terms again. It makes it even more profound.
I would say: Honor your father and your mother by all means. Love them and cherish them. Be appreciative of what they have done for you but do what your heart tells you to do and nothing else!
And Martha, it is so good to hear that you are still so enthusiastic after your mother’s passing. I can relate to that for I felt the same way ten years ago when my mother died. It helps so much in overcoming your loss. You also sound inspired, which means ‘in Spirit’.
Thank you, Anny, for your comments. The reason I didn’t share the message years ago when we wrote was it just didn’t feel right at the time. And now it does. 🙂
Thank you, Anny for your kind and wise acknowledgment of my feelings shared.
Thanks so much for posting this, John! The timing couldn’t be more perfect since I seem to be dredging up all kinds of gunk from the past and was getting quite caught up in all of it at the moment. I really needed this reminder and I am feeling so much lighter after reading this! Its been awhile since I’ve talked to you – I know you are doing well my friend. Much love to you!
You’re most welcome, Sherri! It’s great to hear from you again — as you said, it’s been a while. I hope you’re doing well too.
Love & hugs,
I’ve learned that being happy is the key. I recently spoke with an energy intuitive to help me with a health issue. She can see into a person’s body. I’m healthy. The problem stems from not feeling joy and instead finding problems where there really are none. It was like a lightbulb clicked on that this was my issue. Such simple advice, to get happy, but so profound. Thanks for this beautiful article.
Thank you very much, Melinda. Joy certainly is the key to resolving many of our problems — even the ones that don’t exist. 🙂 Mark Twain once said “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
Thank you John and Spirit for this great sharing. It spoke to me, in a very synchronistic manner. I’ve just got an important appointment that will greatly benefit from this higher perspective. It revealed peace in me.
Much love to you, brother!
Thanks very much, Frédéric. I’m delighted the article helped you.
God Bless You too, John.
Spirit spoke to me right now as I was reading this.
Thank you, Spirit, for this reminder of HOME.
I just lost my mother. Her gain, our loss.
I am still trying to find my way through deep shock and grief.
I know she is HOME.
Its the missing of her, her voice, talking to her on the phone, our closeness, singing together, our little stories and jokes and sweet memories ( in addition to having gotten through the tough ones) that is my sadness now. I just miss her so much. And it’s hard wrapping my mind around the fact that she’s gone. At least in the role played as my mommy. My mother was a huge soul, a force of nature. Her departure leaves a huge void.
I know the life drama here on the trail of tears can seem realer than real at times and me being the passionate emotional drama queen tend to take my role a bit too seriously!
My brother, who is an alcoholic, and whom I have judged harshly, if the truth be told, has ALOT more fun than I DO!!
Having grown up ( well, THATS debatable..:-) in a supremely dysfunctional alcoholic home with a violent father) I have tended to get bogged down with sadness, anger ( rooted in fear). Yu know, the childhood wounds that damaged me.
I am beginning to understand (and what you have shared helps) that, “the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time”.
My mother, Helen, was the eternal optimist. She just had a sunny disposition. In spite of her hard life, she always seemed to be able to stay sunny side up. She was so enthusiastic about everything she did. I’m sure she must’ve thought I was a total downer during my darkest days.
She loved life and I’m sure she hung around much longer than she might have because she didn’t want to miss anything. Also, she loves us all so much, I m sure she wanted to keep an eye on us for as long as she could.
I have a tremendous capacity for joy. I will get to the other side of my sadness. And when I do, I intend to spend the rest of my life honoring my mothers spirit and my own by living in a state of wonder and joy. I inherited my mothers enthusiasm. Or at least my soul is pretty huge too!
The word enthusiasm, literally means, ” In God”. How cool is that.
My mother wasn’t a religious person, but she sure had the God thing down!
Thank you Mommy, for being my greatest teacher.
Thank you SPIRIT, for reminding me of why I came here.
THANK YOU JOHN, FOR SHARING THIS.
Thank you very much, Martha, for sharing your story. I’m delighted to see you’re still positive and optimistic, even in the face of your challenges, especially the “loss” of your mother. But, as you said, she is home, and all is well.
God bless you,