The Ocean (A Parable)

I recently took a trip to the sunshine state of California alongside my wife with the intention of getting some much needed rest and relaxation from our everyday lives. Outside of my spiritual life I find myself constantly surrounded by the regular issues we all face such as workplace stress, balancing budgets, and taking our dogs for their trips to the vet. It takes it’s toll over time and we felt if was a great opportunity to get away. While out exploring one afternoon we ended up at one of the local beaches and I couldn’t help the urge to put my feet in warm Pacific waters. As soon as the blue water touched my feet I was instantly taken over by several profound realizations about the ocean and how deeply connected we are to it spiritually. The ocean has many things to teach us and there has been countless poems, songs, and stories written about it relating all that it has to offer.

In this particular moment though I felt instantly aware of a story the ocean was trying to tell me, so I breathed in deep, and did my best to listen:

Long ago, the ocean was an artist. The ocean spent all the time it could creating canvases of brilliant scenes and landscapes, never quite satisfied with a finished product and constantly choosing to start over and over again. Attempting perfection with every creation had a great toll on the ocean though and the children began to grow weary of waiting endlessly for the ocean to create it’s final masterpiece. A masterpiece in which they could all finally live and call home, together as a family. 

One day, after discarding it’s latest work in a fit of frustration and sadness, the ocean decided to converse with the only being it believed would be able to understand what it was ultimately trying to accomplish. The ocean knew that the only being of equal creating power to itself was the sky and one afternoon the ocean opened itself up and explained it’s situation with a heavy heart.

Sky, I have laboured long and desperately to create a home for my children. One that is perfect and without flaw, one in which we can all live together and provide the children with opportunities to become creators themselves. I have dreamed this dream for so long that I feel it is but mere steps away from completion, but every time I believe I have finished it I find a flaw. I know that my children will be left unsatisfied and therefore I must start over. I see how you have a created such a beautiful home for your children, the clouds and stars always seem so happy, so content. Please, tell me the secret that I am unaware of. Tell me the secret of perfect creation.

The sky considered the ocean’s request for a moment and then spoke lovingly what he knew to be true. 

“Sweet ocean, what makes you believe that I have ever created something so perfect that I deem my work to be done? I am an artist just as you are, dear ocean, therefore I believe my work is never done. The service I provide to my children, the stars and clouds, is the same as what you do for your children. The only difference between you and I, sweet friend, is that I find peace in knowing the process of creation is never finished, while you seem unsatisfied feeling that your job is never done. Tell me my friend, do you not enjoy creating homes for your children? Do you not see how the service you provide for them creates love and joy in their lives? Why would you ever want that to end? You are an artist dear ocean, embrace what you know as your creations and let your children settle where they please. Join me in finding happiness knowing our work is never done and our service to our children will never be truly finished.”.

All at once, the ocean understood and wept with joy as he realized how lonely he would be if suddenly he could never create for his children again. All at once, the ocean understood the gift he had been given and desired more strongly than ever to be at peace with his children. The ocean saw for the first time that his children would always need new homes and embraced this as her strongest passion. And so the ocean still creates homes for her children and embraces the journey she is on, finding happiness in the creating process as opposed to finding its end.

The ocean spoke this to me as I watched the waves crash in to the shoreline and leave behind beautiful pictures as the water receded. It reminds me that we are all creators and that we can find peace in embracing the journey as opposed to finding it’s end.

Until next time, I love you all

Geoff

Geoff

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Actually Helping People

We live in a helping culture, there is no doubt of this, especially if you check out the self-help section of any book store or review the list of inspirational speakers who may be touring through your town.  Since I am an optimist, I would say that the majority of the people who put out this kind of material are genuinely in tune with the vibration of service and giving back.  If that author or speaker makes enough money that they can continue their work full time, or simply provide just enough to put food on the table, then that is good enough.  It’s about the service and not necessarily all about the money.

 

I myself have been involved in a helping field for the better part of ten years and have pursued education that will allow me to continue that work full time.  I have no delusions towards the concept of making money for helping people and I understand that it is important to value the services you provide.  However, something that the Archangels (Michael specifically) has helped me with understanding is that it is more about why you are providing the service than what the service is.  In order to investigate the “Why” on a deeper level I chose to approach it from the perspective of “how do we actually help another person?”.  There are a plethora of metaphors that exist, both in spiritual circles as well as the non-spiritual world, that are used to help explain the process of healing.  Some are contradictory while others are complimentary of each other. 

 

For example, the idea of “putting on your own mask before assisting another” and “fill your own cup” could be considered complimentary, while at the same time they could be contradictory to the notions of “everyone needs a teacher” and “always ask for help when you need it”.  

 

What is right and what isn’t?

 

I feel that most individuals would be able to agree that both philosophies have their merit and are helpful in their own way for the right people.  Some individuals are in need of believing that there are people out there who really do care about them, while others need to develop their own abilities to survive and flourish despite the challenges they face.  However, for those of us in the helping professions, and more specifically those who work with people on a spiritual or psychological level, how do these philosophies lead to transformation?  

 

How do we actually help people?  I’ll fill you in on the Archangel perspective, and while it is only a single perspective, I know that you will like it:

 

Understand dear one, that you are not the one that changes another person, only that person can do anything that will bring about change in their respective physical reality.  However, with that being said, the helper does have a key role to play in the healing of another person, and that role is to act as both a space opener and an example of what is possible.  First, you must see yourself as the facilitator of an open creative space in which individuals can feel free to enter in to and safe to share what it is that they are experiencing.  This space must be filled with large volumes of love and supported structurally by strong pillars made of non-judgement.  This space will feel refreshing and airy, but most of all it will feel inspiring, as if every one of their wonderful dream can be attained by simply walking in and sharing their inner most desires.  At first, it may seem impossible to feel that free, that open, and that safe, but over time the helper will continue to develop the space with the appropriate frequency that makes it just right for the soul in need of sanctuary.  This frequency harbours exactly the kind of emotions necessary for reintegration with true passion and the love of the infinite, all knowing source.

 

Secondly, the helper must not only display, but radiate the kind of high frequencies that are possible when growth and love combine within someone.  This is not to say that the helper must be smarter, or stronger than the one seeking help, but simply that they have an understanding of what it feels like to be at peace.  A basic belief that returning to joy is possible, and truly, your divine right as a being in creation.  By shining your own light, dear one, you show that transformation is less about achieving and more about feeling.  While the journey towards enlightenment, or whatever word you like best, is never truly finished, the helper has the ability to channel their own light so that the helped may bask in it, acting as a reminder of what is already waiting for them.  What is rightfully there’s and how close it actually is, if only they are willing to believe it for themselves.  This belief will become a knowing and the knowing will ignite the flame of self-love with them, healing any wound that physically reality can co-create.  

 

We are the Archangels, lovers of the human soul, and we will stay with you always and forever.

 

We are all helpers, but we are also those who will need help from time to time, embrace this aspect of yourself and never be afraid to shine your light.  Just as we are all masters and students at the same time remember that the journey never ends and you are part of something so immensely wonderful that words will never be enough to describe.

 

Until next time,

My unconditional love to you all.

Geoff 

Realism

Every person on this planet, let alone every spiritual practitioner, has a “hot button” topic of discussion.  Something that they feel so passionate about, something that they have researched, studied, and meditated about, almost to the point of exhaustion, that they can’t help but react to when the chance arrives.  For some people it is politics, for others it is medical vaccinations, still others fret over dogs versus cats.  

 

For myself, it is the idea of being “realistic”.

 

We have all said it and we have all hid behind the allure and safety of this word over the course of our lives.  I am definitely no exception to this statement and I won’t pretend otherwise.  More to the point, I would say that a large majority of my life was governed by the “rules of being realistic” and therefore I have no problem staking claim as a former “realism expert”.  By expert, I mean that I allowed the limitations of realism to control my life and determine a vast majority of decisions I had to make.  There are few things in my life that led me to more sadness than believing that certain actions or ways of thinking were “realistic” and therefore the proper way to function within society.  

 

I would like to make one thing very clear:

 

You create your reality, so therefore, whatever you believe to be true about the world you live in can be considered what IS realistic.  

 

Nothing more and nothing less. 

 

Now, the common argument to this claim, that which is ushered by the so called “realists”, is one of questioning the so deemed “random acts of chaos, violence, and inhumanity” which occur in our world every day.  Why do these things occur?  Do people ask to be hurt, tortured, and to suffer in pain?  It is a good question and one that is important to address when having this discussion.  I am not suggesting to anyone who reads this that when bad things happen to someone they deserve it or that there is justification in blaming the victim.  That argument is not only false, but dangerous when supported.  However, the fact remains that we create our own reality, which leads us right back to where we left off.  How can we possibly accept these concepts when there is so much hurt happening around us?

 

While I won’t attempt to explain the entire process in one blog post, what I will suggest to you is that if you are only fixated on the pain that you experience than you are only connecting to one aspect of existence.  You are making the conscious choice to connect solely to the pain you have experienced, which you are allowing to become your reality.  Children, animals, the elderly, all of the “innocent people” we see being taken advantage of are in one way or another shaping the reality that exists around them.  

To those of you who have experienced severe trauma in your life, I would first wish to say to you how loved you truly are and that you are worthy and beautiful just the way you are.  You are not damaged, you are not worthless, and you are definitely not broken.  However, being someone who has never experienced torture, rape, violence, and cruelty I cannot tell you that I know what you are going through.  That would be a lie and a disrespect to those who have.  However, I encourage those who resonate with this to watch the following video of spiritual leader Teal Scott who endured some of the most horrific means of suffering imaginable.  Not only did she survive, but she has now thrived in a world that welcomes her teachings and wisdom about love and acceptance.

 

http://www.askteal.com/videos/if-we-create-our-own-reality-how-do-you-explain-suffering

 

This may have appeared to be a side track, but I know that it is important to address before getting in to the real thickness of the topic.  So, what does this have to do with being “realistic”?  If you are currently in a profession or job that you do not like it may cross your mind to look for another employment opportunity that will make you happier.  This scenario is not only prevalent in the world right now, but it is expanding and growing faster than anyone can control.  This is happening because people are waking up spiritually and realizing how little joy they are experiencing.  But what if that person who wishes to find a new career says to themselves:

 

“Well, I should be realistic about my expectations”.

“I only have so much education, so it will be hard to find my dream job”

“There’s so much competition for the kind of work I’m looking for”

“I should just be realistic”

 

As stated previously, you create your own reality, so why on Earth would you wish to create a reality that automatically sets up road blocks and difficulty for yourself?  What is the benefit to thinking, acting, and feeling this way?  Most people who call themselves “realists” will use the explanation of not wanting to set themselves up for a let down, when IN REALITY all they are doing IS setting themselves up for failure.  You are deliberately creating a world for yourself that holds you back and restricts your creativity, your imagination, the amount of joy you can experience, and of course the amount of love in your life.  

 

There is an important difference I would like to point out to those who are struggling with this concept and especially to those who are practicing spiritual means of living in this physical reality.  If you are trying to remain open and create a world for yourself that is literally “limitless” you may run in to the occasional situation that is challenging and does cause you to experience the feeling of having a “set back”.  However, there is no reason to doubt yourself and settle back on the old stand by of “keeping it real”.  

 

What you are really striving to achieve is the practice of non-resistance to what is.   

 

You are not supposed to deny what is and pretend that things are wonderful when they are not.  This would be an act of resistance, which will only create more of what you do not want to see in your wonderful reality.  Instead of thinking of things in terms of what is realistic simply allow yourself to practice non-resistance and acceptance of what is happening.  Instead of shaming the world or yourself, ask yourself questions and be honest with yourself.  

 

“What have I been feeling that would warrant attracting this in to my life?”

“Have I been denying something?”

“Have I been ignoring my true feelings?”

 

Here is the main difference that you must understand about these two ways of being:

 

Being realistic is a passive form of co-creation where you believe that you have little control (if any) over the events that take place in your life.  You choose to settle for what is safe and lower your standards of what you believe you need to be happy.  You think less of people and their capacity to care about you or their desire to help.    

 

Being non-resistant to what is would be considered an active form of co-creation where you acknowledge that you are creating what you see around you.  You take responsibility for what you are seeing and feeling and make conscious decisions about what you would prefer to see.  You believe in a world that supports you and wants you to be happy, but also that it will be honest with you.  In turn, you are not afraid of being honest with yourself and are willing to act on what you discover.

 

I know this has been a long winded post, but as you can probably tell I am very passionate about it, and therefore, have a lot to say.  If you are someone who considers yourself a realist, know that this post is not meant to offend you or make you feel inferior in any way.  I simply wish to lovingly challenge your beliefs and ask you: 

 

Does the world reflect the type of life you want to live?  

 

If it does and you are happy with your realistic approach to life then ignore everything that I have said and know that I value and appreciate your perspective.  However, if you feel that there is something missing in your life, then join us on what you perceive to be the dark side.

 

We have cookies 🙂

 

Until next time,

 

My unconditional love to you all

 

Geoff  

Love: A New Perspective

Over the last few days I have spent a considerable amount of time pondering what my next blog post should encompass.  Until this point, much of my time in meditation has been spent on writing my first book and blog ideas have fallen by the wayside.  However, the answer came while doing one of my walking meditations this morning and the angels gave me one word and one word only.

 

That word was love.

 

At first I was a little bit overwhelmed at the idea of tackling such a large topic and attempting to put such a complicated emotion in to words.  One of the fundamental teachings that the Archangels have passed on to me is that love is not something that can be understood by the physical mind alone.  It is a matter only understood by the heart and therefore is not truly defined by words or chemical equations.  Scientists have spent years attempting to understand the scientific process of love and even how it is created within the body, but their understanding of what love really is falls drastically short.  For example, it is universally accepted that the hormone oxytocin is a critical component in the experience of love and no one will deny this is true.  However, if someone was to take a large amount of oxytocin in the form of medication it would not replicate the experience of falling in love, exactly at least.  

 

Another way of looking at this scenario is with individuals who are medicated for symptoms of depression.  Serotonin is a hormone that is typically found to be in lower levels in those who are clinically depressed and a common treatment for depression is to take medication that boosts serotonin in the body.  However, boosting serotonin does not actually make the person feel happier, all it does is make them less sad and there is a big difference between experiencing true happiness and just feeling less sad.  If you were to fall out of a tree and break your leg the doctors would most definitely prescribe morphine to help ease the pain, but the morphine does not actually heal the pain.  The leg is still broken, the only difference is you no longer experience the pain of it.

 

With that being said, where does that leave us with our understanding of love?  What I would suggest to those of you interested in this topic is to first consider expanding what you think love is currently.  Expand your understanding of what love is from just a mental process or even an emotional process and consider it as a force within nature.  Love is not just what you feel when you are attracted to another person.  

 

Love IS the attraction 

 

It is love that which pulls you towards another person, it can be compared in the same way that the moon directs the tides.  In order to fully understand this idea you have to put your logical scientific mind aside for a brief moment because it will get in the way of your ability to comprehend this.  Your logical mind wants to tell you that the moon directs the tides by way of its gravitational pull on the oceans and I am not suggesting that this is false.  I am only suggesting that there can be more than one way of explaining the phenomenon.  What the Archangels are proposing is simply the idea that in the same way love directs you towards another human being the moon directs the oceans of the Earth.  It is an act of love and a force of nature.  Love is what governs everything, everything that occurs in our physical reality.  It is a guiding force within our lives in ways that our logical minds can understand and in ways that it cannot.  We cannot chemically create true love anymore than we can halt the moon from directing the tides.  What we can do is call upon the force of love in our lives and allow it to help direct us, just as the moon does.  

 

If we call upon love to help direct us what we are literally doing is allowing loving energy to be a co-creator in our lives which means that our lives will suddenly become more wonderful and exciting.  This is one of the ways that the Archangels explain God to me, in metaphors such as the moon and the tides, the sun and the planets, all creating a system that is governed by the forces of love.  Love is a way of life, not just a collection of chemicals surging through the human body.  Those chemicals allow us to feel the physical sensations of love, but they are just the physical manifestations of a greater guiding power.  Remember, when you have an opportunity to practice love in your life, take it.  It can only bring you more love.

 

Until next time,

 

My unconditional love to you,

 

Geoff    

 

Is the World Changing?

This is a big question.

 

For some individuals the answer will be an easy yes or no, while others may sit in the shades of grey for a period of time.  They may weigh current events they have observed throughout the world in order to discover which way the balance of energy is tipping towards, and in truth this can provide a starting point from which to work with.  Before I share with you the Archangel’s perspective I will lay out the common foley that captivates humankind when making these kinds of observations.  That foley occurs when we trust the illusion of physical reality to tell us what we should be thinking and feeling, instead of the other way around.  It is not a new concept that physical reality is a mirror image of our internal world, and it is this fact that directs us towards the answer to this question. 

 

From Angelic perspective, each individual has their own version of reality and therefore has their own take on what is happening in the world right now.  The discussions I have with the Archangels do not revolve around whether the Earth is changing, specifically, but rather the number of people who are choosing to identify with a more positive way of being.  It is my knowing that more and more people are seeking love and wanting to share love.  They are rejecting negativity in their lives and instead choosing activities and relationships that bring them joy.  They are choosing to face their fears and heal old wounds that have been ignored for far too long.  

 

If what you are seeing is mostly negativity in your life than what you must ask yourself is not what is wrong with the world, but what is wrong with your way of thinking?  What kinds of beliefs are causing the world to reflect such negative images around you?  Like I have stated before, this is not a “fault finding task” and not meant to pull out things you should be ashamed of.  In fact, with the proper mindset, this can be a very liberating and empowering thing to do because you literally become the person who calls the shots and not the helpless individual who is at the mercy of circumstance.  

 

When you start to take this in to consideration you begin to change the question from an outward perspective to an inward perspective.  Once this has been done, the question becomes incredibly simple.  Is the world really changing?  No, not really.  What is changing is you, and that is all that really matters.  One of the best quotes I have ever heard on this topic sums this discussion up perfectly:

 

“The world does not need saving.  The world only needs to be loved”

 

Until next time,

 

My unconditional love to you.

 

Geoff

Being Honest

Being Honest

 

It may be one of the most underrated traits that a person can exhibit, that being the ability to look someone in the eye and be completely honest about how they feel.  Truth be told, it is probably one of the toughest challenges, I myself, have faced in this life time.  I can remember back to when I was a small child in grade school and how I was scolded for telling the teacher I didn’t want to participate in an activity because I found it scary.  I was trying to be honest about how I felt and in return I was made to feel that it didn’t matter.  I should just be able to keep my mouth shut and get along like the other children.  Over the years, because of my high level of sensitivity, I learned two very damaging lessons:

 

Telling the truth would lead to hurting someone’s feeling or cause me to be on the “outside”.

My feelings weren’t valid and therefore shouldn’t be trusted.

 

The inability to be honest about how you feel is such a disservice to the human collective consciousness that it may be the biggest contributor to why we have become so disconnected to the divine.  A connection that is now being restored, albeit at a pace that may be uncomfortable to some.  The level of discomfort can be directly linked to a person’s difficulty with being honest and thus the cycle begins to appear in one’s life.  From Angelic perspective, there is no better way to distinguish what choices should be made in ones life, and connecting to this power is as simple as asking a question:

 

How do I really feel?

 

If you are like me or had similar experiences than you will see the one major road block in using this kind of logic.  That road block comes in the form of not being able to trust your own emotions and thus an inability to be honest with yourself first.  Not being able to be honest with yourself will ultimately cause you to make decisions that are in someone else’s best interest and not your own.  This is where many in the spiritual community begin to pull away from conventional wisdom which teaches us to be self-less and sacrificing of our own desires for the betterment of others.  Truly, there is no greater risk to one’s health, happiness, and well being.

 

Now this is where a line in the sand can be drawn and an argument can be made which will state: 

 

Sometimes you just have to keep your true feelings to yourself in order to keep from hurting someone else’s feelings.  

 

Let me be clear about the kind of honesty I am referring to:

 

Real, true, honesty comes from a place of love not from the desire to hurt.  

 

While it is completely possible that being honest with someone may cause them to feel distress, if you were to ask yourself why you are choosing to say what you are saying, you would most likely answer that it is out of love that you comment the way you do.  One thing that I will make clear in this writing is that there is a difference between what is known as “blunt honesty” and “true honesty”.  When a person responds in a blunt way it has more to do with the opinion and desires of the person giving the response where as true honesty is about empathy and love for the person who is receiving the response.  

 

What needs to be considered is actually rather simple when you break it down.  Take a look at your life and see if you can pinpoint an area where you have a tendency to hide how you really feel.  Perhaps it is in your relationships or your professional life that you struggle to openly talk about what you believe is important or how certain circumstances are affecting you.  If this is the case, then the angels would challenge you to ask yourself how would your life be different if you were 100% honest about your true feelings in that area you identified?  How would your life look, and perhaps more importantly, how would you want it to look? 

 

Until next time,

 

My unconditional love to you!

 

Geoff

The New Year Channeling Session

On December 28th, 2013 I performed a small channeling session for a few dear friends and family members.  What is written below is a tie in piece to what was talked about during the channeling.  Enjoy, and remember that this coming year is one filled with excitement, change, and transformational energy.  

 

My unconditional love to you 🙂

 

Geoff

 

It is at this time dear ones, that we wish to send you our deepest blessings and unconditional love as you transition in to this new energy you refer to as “the new year”.  Cosmically speaking, you have been moving in to this new energy for quite sometime and the rolling over of your earth calendar is not necessarily the exact starting point.  However, for the purpose of this message, it makes sense to speak in these terms.

 

Your year of 2013 was one of much unrest and many of you may have experienced emotions and situations that you may not have been ready for.  Of this, though, dear ones we can say with some certainty, that you were ready and more to the point, it was the right time.  From our perspective, we observed your past year as one of a great revealer of truth.  The truth that you became aware of is of a personal nature and each individual spirit is unique in discovering their truth.  Perhaps, you discovered that in this year that you need to surround yourself with different people.  Ones who better represent the kind of alignment you are trying to establish in your life.  We understand how difficult this can be from the human experience and we send you our support and guidance as you make this transition.

 

Perhaps, you discovered that your partner is not truly your soul mate and so it was time to move on from that individual.  We acknowledge just how painful this kind of process can be dear ones and have faith that every tear your shed in physical form is shared on the face of your guardians and love is being sent to you.  As your Earth saying goes, something will need to fall a part in order for something better to fall in to place.  With that being stated, we would like to give you the following message for the year to come. 

 

What we can say, with fair amounts of certainty, is that your year of 2014 is the time for action.  It is time to firmly root your intentions in to Gaia and release what ever fears you may have to God and those of our kind, the Archangels.  We will guide you and assist you, with given permission, and remind you that your desires are valid.  

 

Should you wish to find your true beloved, we will aid.

Should you wish to begin your new career of love and service, we will aid.

Should you wish to create a deeper connection to your true being, we will aid.

 

Now is the time for action, take the steps you feel are necessary to begin these changes dear ones and with proper intention you will see the fruits of that labour at a pace that will surprise.  

 

We send you our unconditional love and know that we are with you, always and forever.

 

The Archangel Collective