Finding hope during times of stress has hit home for me. The Thomas Fire, the largest in California history, burned its way across the Los Padres Mountains to my front door in Montecito. We miraculously survived.
My husband and I surveyed a charred landscape, grateful no one was harmed. We had a week to catch our breath before the watershed of rain came, rolling down boulders the size of trucks on concrete-like liquid mud. The next day we faced the unimaginable- neighbors, friends, pets and homes lost, our beautiful California transformed.
Of the hundreds of homes destroyed, ours survived. Newly carved 30-foot canyons on the sides of our house now cradle enormous stone statues reminding us of the profound power of nature.
Welcome to the Age of Surprise.
Calamity, abrupt change, often comes without any warning. How do we find strength and resilience, manage the inner stress?
The Thomas Fire and the mud that followed reminded me of so many other times when my world came apart. I was in my 20's when both of my parents died of cancer. Then, after thirteen years of marriage a divorce broke my heart and left me with two small children looking to me for answers while cancer took my best friend. I was certain grief would kill me, yet I survived all of these losses. Each time I felt my world coming apart, my body freezing up with anxiety and fear, a voice, a Presence, spoke to me to guide me through.
You see, I am a mystic, a person who has been given the ability to live with one foot grounded in an unseen reality I call the wisdom light of All That Is while having the other foot grounded in physical reality. I see and hear angels and other beings and receive information that others do not.
We are all very much in need of a boost, which is why I feel now is the time to share what has been shown to me in conversations and visions on my journeys to and from this other reality. I asked in my morning prayers recently, “What does all this disaster and change mean? What is the message?” In a flash of clarity, everything I had studied in my years of spiritual pursuit- teachings of truth, words from sacred texts- collided together in one giant symphony of thought, feeling, and awe. I had an understanding that has renewed my life and the lives of all I’ve shared it with.
Here is the message:
We are here at this moment in time, The Age of Surprise, to reconnect our souls in a state of deep love and compassion. Connection is the most important lesson humanity is here to learn. We must change our perception to know that the value of who we are is far greater than the things we try to achieve. The only true and lasting happiness our souls know comes from deep interpersonal connection. It’s time to come together, soul to soul and remember who we really are, the presence of eternal love.
When catastrophe comes, all that we’ve considered vital and important gets put aside because we have to survive and take care of one another. This is the great lesson: we are here to learn to take care of each other. Period. This is the light inside the darkness of our suffering. The Presence of Pure Creation, the worlds of light, want all of us to know how to reconnect and care for each other in harmony, love, and service without needing calamity to force us.
Take one step at a time on my ladder to re-connect soul to soul, and I will do the rest. Then, one day, you will be upon my Altar and We will create Our greatest manifestation. For The Age of Surprise is, in Truth, Your Great Age of Transformation - Your Age of Enlightenment.
Here are the first two steps God showed me.
1) Reclaim Your Core Value: Your core value, the virtue you live by, is the energy of your soul purpose. When you live from this core you are connected to All.
A: Close your eyes. Imagine you are sitting in your belly, within a golden light.
B: Ask yourself: What is my soul’s core value, the virtue I used to live by as a child? What virtue do I most believe in? Listen for the answer.
Each morning when you wake up, affirm your core value and the guidance you have received from your soul. When you live by your core value, magic happens because your soul is now fully engaged.
2) Invite Divine Resilience: Change brings anxiety and stress. However, we can plant the saplings of hope by being in touch with a greater reality.
When you perceive your circumstances through the prism of your core value, the resilience of a divine power becomes yours. You don’t have to have your own resilience. You only have to have God's.
a. Once you own your core value, repeat this every morning: God, Presence of Pure Creation, fill me with your divine resilience. I open myself to you as a vessel for your strength and your all-knowing wisdom. I am human and limited, but with you as my partner, your invincible resilience and strength I know will uplift me, protect me and guide me throughout this day, this year, this life.
b. Create a Soul Pod, a small group of like-minded friends. Meet and share your core values, what they mean to you, and how they make you feel. After each sharing, the group repeats: I hear you. I see you. I love you. I share with you my light and my strength. My soul is completely with your soul. Together we form a ring of divine resilience around you, protecting, supporting, and holding you with our love.
Inviting divine resilience and creating a Soul Pod will soothe your nervous system. It will heal anxiety and remove stress from your body. This, along with embracing your core value, is a winning practice for thriving and manifesting all possibilities.
We can learn and receive the message of our changing times with grace and wisdom. We have the ability to heal each other now. Not only will we survive the Age of Surprise, we will thrive as the true creators of brilliance that is our birthright.
Mystical visionary Deirdre Hade is the founder of The Radiance Journey. She is the co-author of The (not so ) Little Book of Surprises with her husband William Arntz, the creator of the film “What the BLEEP do We Know!?,” and the author of the forthcoming book The 12 Archetypes of Eve: A Modern Woman’s Guide to Achieving Full Feminine Power. Her website is www.DeirdreHade.com
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