Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I’m Gone…And Then I Am Not Gone!

What inspired this blog post was something I shared on fb. Or rather, a comment it provoked. Mine was, “Physically, I’m on earth, mentally I’m in the galaxies, and spiritually, I’m in a whole other dimension” (by Unknown muses from a mystic). The comment was, “Too bad. The work needed takes place here, in your body on this earth.”

When I was very young, I listened to stories on records - LPs, Licorice Pizza, you know the black round discs – over and over again. I can still hear Merlin’s sing-song voice taunting, “I’m gaaaone……. And then I am not gone!” as he battled Mad Madam Mim in a magical duel. At that point, he’d made himself invisible. The line kinda reflects me too. I am in this world but not of it. I spend much of my time alone and often in nature. On rare occasion, I spend time with people, in brief interludes, but then I return to my solitude. I do not live in the world most people do. I do not subscribe to the beliefs and experiences most people have. That is not my reality. Yes, this is totally by choice – I will choose free will! Some would say I am an ostrich with my head in the sand pretending. Just to clarify… is actually my toes
Black Diamond Sand in Hawaii
that are in the sand – very regularly. As far as pretending, I am seeing the world in its highest possibility. I am also doing what it takes to keep myself in my highest state possible. I choose not to play when people want to draw me into their fear and drama. If they wish to find things to appreciate and
enhance their world… that’s a horse of a different color! A while back I learned that when I spend time alone (of course I am never really alone but will use that term for example), I can reach greater positive energetic heights. This is particularly true out in nature – for me, it has to be tropical nature! Coming from this higher or more expanded state, my ripple effect helps lift others up whether I interact with them on the physical plane or in some other dimensional manner. And when I do have in person encounters, those interactions are of a higher quality due to “where I am coming from”.

I love this quote from Alan Cohen. “Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” So many humans have been taught and treated the opposite of this sentiment which is part of the reason much of the world is currently the way it is. If more people loved themselves and treated themselves with respect, it would be A Whole New World. A person who loves and respects themselves will automatically love and respect others. Then again, don’t confuse love and respect for doing whatever others want. It is not anyone else’s job to make you happy (or for you to make them happy). That is an inside job.

Art by Daniel Holeman

On a related note, regarding the benefits of solitude – people’s energetic presence can be powerfully positive or just as powerfully negative. Just ask any empath you know. Some people aren’t even aware of their own empathic tendencies. Sometimes they feel, after being around certain individuals - they feel uplifted or they feel drained. That’s empathically relating to, or absorbing, others' energy. There are ways to minimize that for sensitive souls that are overwhelmed by this. One way is to maintain the individually appropriate balance between being out with others and time spent in one’s own company.

Nikola Tesla said, “Be alone, that is the secret of invention. Be alone, that is where ideas are born,” And Albert Einstein, “Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” I’m not suggesting everyone become hermits – although it certainly may be appropriate for some. But perhaps, you would benefit from allowing yourself a bit of solitude here and there. Maybe you are due for a retreat from being pulled in many worldly directions. A retreat from the demands of your daily life. A sacred time to reconnect with what and who you are.

Speaking of who you are. Everything, and everyone, is energy. If you are interested in energetics and sustainable energy, you may enjoy this video with some positive trends in this area. Cleaner energy and water too! I realize some of these ideas have been around for a while but they are more widely being put into use now. It also mentions vertical gardens. In the meantime, before this trend of the future becomes more common place, you can get your own Tower Garden going with resources here.

I, for one, am feeling gratitude for all the beauty of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Creatures all around are twitterpated and starting new families. If you didn’t catch my previous post, please check out the sweet Bird Family figurines I have for sale. The Hope Egg is fitting now too – for so many reasons. Another Gift From The Sea recently offered is a beautiful Square Apothecary Jar of Citrine/Amber Quartz. Contact for details.

You know, from my previous accounts, I am often alone. However, part of my “mission” on Mother Earth IS being with people. Specific people. Special people I have soul connections and contracts with. Among those close to my heart, is an extension of my ohana in Hawaii. I met, or re-met, lovely Lokelani and her two precious daughters, Ruby and Lily, in 2017. I thought I was going to be assisting another family when a strange turn of events brought us blessedly together. And now, Ruby has a huge opportunity to follow her dreams in a special summer camp in Florida. Of course, her mom and sister would travel with her. That will require a significant amount of money. This opportunity would really make a huge, positive difference for all of them. If you feel so inspired, please support as you can via Mahalo!

You may wonder why Ruby’s picture is at the top of this post. The short answer is technological reasons. When I share this post, it automatically features whatever the first picture is I’ve included. I used to be able to choose but not anymore. There might be another way of putting up the photo I’d like but, at the moment, I do not have the technological savvy. Still a bit uncertain too with the mailchimp platform. It didn’t “like” a number of the emails transferred and just decided not to include them. It wasn't able to "successfully deliver" dozens. Also, in the past I’d get a "please remove" request once in a blue moon. Immediately after the initial send from mailchimp, 6 recipients unsubscribed. Maybe they didn’t recognize me coming from a new platform. I don’t know but it brings me back to TRUST! Trusting I will be guided to continue if my musings are helpful to others. Trusting each message will reach the right people at the right time. Trusting there is a higher purpose for everything and things are not always as they seem.
Thanks so much for being part of this interesting journey with me! Abundant blessings in your world too 💖