I’ve been working closely with my spirit guides and angels this week. We are building an energetic tetrahedron in my healing space at Raven’s Nest using sacred geometry. During this time, with all the energy swirling, I’ve had many topics for this week’s message flash through my mind. It was difficult to choose one. So I asked Archangel Gabriel, “What should I write about today? What would be helpful to people?” His response…
You know in your heart what needs to be shared. It is a time for endings as well as new beginnings. But before the new beginnings come, the endings must first come to pass. Take heart, for many endings will come between now and the end of the year. 2013 brings with it a vast new energy with a much stronger and more stable vibration than what we have now. That which cannot sustain this new vibration must fall away. What in your life isn’t working? Be honest with yourself. Do you really HATE that job? Are you really in love with your partner? Is your family really all that loving and supportive of you? In what ways are you pretending? In what ways are you tolerating?
The key to embracing who YOU are is to let go of any and all pretending. Go within and discover… what do you really want to do with your life? How do you want to live it? Who do you want to spend it with, people who judge you and expect you to be this or that and do this or that for them…or people who cherish you for who you are and who you are becoming and have no ulterior motive other than to encourage your own personal growth that you yourself might be more joyful.
Look within. Are you? Be BRUTALLY honest with yourself. No one is listening. No one can see what you’re looking at. This is just you. If you’ve been drawn to read this, then you’re being drawn to look within. Look beneath the shadows. Go below the façade of happiness you’ve convinced yourself that you’re living. It’s not serving you. And if it’s not serving you, it can’t possibly be serving anyone around you. The world only benefits when you live your own joy, regardless of what those around you may say. You can never make anyone else happy. Happiness comes from within. If you try to make someone else happy, you do them a disservice, for as long as they are convinced that they are happy by YOUR actions, they will never take action themselves to discover how to be happy within. Eventually your actions will not be enough; they will want more and more and more. Why? Because THEY are unhappy. Until they choose happiness on the inside, they can never have happiness on the outside. Their happiness is completely disjoint from you, who you are, what you are doing, and what you give of yourself. Look right now. Who is it you are trying to appease? A partner? A parent? Your children? A boss? The neighborhood? What about yourself? Are you even thinking about yourself and what makes you happy?
I will share some things that many will balk at with disdain. To be the most blessing to the world, you MUST first become selfish. I can hear the screams now coming from those who would proclaim… “Sinner! It’s a sin to be selfish!” Is it? What do they tell you on airplanes if the cabin pressure drops and there’s no oxygen? Put YOUR oxygen mask on FIRST; then help those around you. How is that selfish? You’re of no use to anyone around you if you yourself are unconscious or dead. It’s time now to awaken to your own joy. Be the light you were meant to be. Ignite the spark within; no one else can. You came to this world to be YOU. If you choose to not be YOU, know that no one else can or ever will be YOU, because there is only one of YOU. If you don’t choose to be YOU, then the world will be deprived of YOU and the gifts that only you have to give. And should someone in your life imply that you are somehow hurting them by choosing to follow your dream, think again. The Universe is not designed this way. It is NOT possible to live your dream, your gifts, and your joy…and cause pain to someone else. In fact, it can only ever be the opposite. Whatever is truly good for you cannot be bad for someone else; it can only bring blessings. There is a difference between hurting someone…and someone “choosing” to be hurt by what you’re doing. The prior is indeed cruel; the latter is manipulation. Don’t confuse them.
It doesn’t matter what your gift is. In fact, you may have many. What if famous composers never followed their dream of composing? All those beautiful pieces of music that touch us every time we hear them, that inspire us, that bring tears to our eyes… they wouldn’t exist. What if those famous composers instead followed dad in the family plumbing business or went off to work some corporate job because that’s what everyone expected them to do? Can you imagine? All that beautiful music we would’ve never had to enjoy and inspire us. Who are YOU “not” to follow your dream? Your dream and your gifts are one-and-the-same. What emanates from your heart in the form of passion for your dream is the road to finding and utilizing your gifts.
It is not designed by the Divine that you should suffer an impoverished life for going after your dream, as so many fear they must cling to a hateful job for the money. Why would this be the plan? If you are so under-abundant that you can’t survive, you wouldn’t have time or resources to pursue your dream. If you’re not pursuing your dream, you’re not sharing your gifts with the world? How does this serve the Divine? Therein it serves the Divine to ensure you are well cared for as you follow your dream…to ensure that you will stay the course and live your dream, therein giving to the world the gifts you came here to share. Follow your dream, and the abundance will come. BUT… you must not PRETEND what your dream is; you must find the real dream. That is the key. This is not a time for impressing people or naming what you think others would want you do to or what you think will bring you the most money or what you think will result in others approving of you. This is about what YOU love. And please do not worry about making any drastic changes. You can transition gradually into your dream in a manner that is comfortable and practical for you. Absolutely! If fast feels comfortable, then go fast. If slow feels more comfortable, then move more slowly. There is no need to fear the process and the how; the Divine will light the way. The key for now is to just first…figure out what the dream is.
Are you hearing the call? That’s your own soul. It’s time. The 2012 gateway is intended to be the turning point. Come home to yourself. Love and cherish yourself enough to give yourself the life the Divine intended for you to have. Don’t worry about what others will say. Those who TRULY love you will support you no matter what you do. This, in fact, is the benefit of choosing to follow your path. Suddenly it will become clear to you who really loves you and who has only pretended to love you for their own gain. You may become angry as you awaken to this, and this is understandable; however, we offer another perspective. Consider that they too have been asleep, and they may not be capable of awakening at this time. They may never awaken. And that’s okay. Each soul does the best that it can. The path of evolution is unique for each soul. Everyone is on a different rung on the ladder. It’s not about where you are on the ladder, it’s just about always moving upwards. Don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to others. They are doing the best they can, just as you are. We are all where we should be. But it’s time to go higher. But this doesn’t mean that you must tolerate the disdain and expectations of others along your journey. If you’re reading this, you’re being called. Hear the call of your own soul. Look within. Allow yourself permission to really admit what it is you want to do with your life, where you want to be, and what kind of people you want to be with. Focus on the emotions that you would feel if everything were just as you want it to be. This is the emotion to take with you into the 2012 gateway. Don’t sacrifice yourself because you think you need to hold yourself back to save someone else. Each soul must learn to save itself. That is one of the key steps in self-love and evolutionary growth. Sacrificing yourself to save someone else does both of you a disservice; neither of you grows. Don’t be hard on yourself if you feel you’ve held yourself back to-date for the sake of making someone else happy. We’ve likely all done this at some point on our evolutionary path. It’s part of our own growth. Bless that experience, and let it go. It’s time to focus on new experiences.
But now let’s get back to your dream. You may have a hard time figuring out what that is, because you keep super-imposing how others might react. Consider, for example, if the world were full of just angels. You…and angels, angels who love you and cherish you and don’t care what you do, how you do it, or who you do it with. They just want you to be happy. If you were to choose your path today in front of them, they would rejoice and support you and tell you how happy they are that you’ve decided to do something…or be something…that makes you happy, whatever that is. If your world were like that, and not a world full of judgmental human hearts around you, what would you choose? That answer…is your path, your calling, the road to your gifts. Embrace it. Follow it. Become it. The 2012 gateway is your opportunity to catapult to your dream and your gifts. Let the energy carry you. Don’t worry about the past and what has or hasn’t been. You have an opportunity to make up for lost time. You’re being called because the world is in need of your gifts, and the time is now. Seize the moment being given and become the gift you were meant to be, the gift that only YOU can be. Once you’ve owned the dream, the Divine will be free to light the way to achieving it, and you will see the road unfold ahead.
We ask the Divine and Archangel Raphael to infuse this message with the healing energy necessary to envelope anyone who reads it with the support and safety necessary to look within and discover their dream. May it touch and awaken those who have asked to be awakened at this time. We ask that this healing be sealed throughout all time and space. With love and gratitude.
Love and blessings,
Raven and Gabriel