When I asked “what is it we most need to know at this
time?”, a list began of all of the original lessons we have learned, so I
guess it’s time to go back to basics. Fundamental is called that for a
reason (or it could also mean fun-da-mental: have more fun to lighten up
1. You know that squirrelly,
unsettled feeling inside like you have had too much caffeine? It is just
the external clatter meeting your internal life force. Do not live from
this clamorous intersection; go deeper. Breathe yourself calmer to the
place where the wavelengths are long and profound. Start now, because
this practice takes a lifetime. The sooner you get this one, the sooner
you will find peace. It’s in there; breathe for it.
Stop shouting to be heard. All you need do is recognize yourself and
the recognition will come; but then you won’t need it because you found
it on the journey. A bit like Dorothy and the no need to search any
further than her own back yard thing.
3. When you
point a finger, there are three pointing back at you. It is not about
them, it is about you – so hear what you are saying about them and stop
it – then love it inside of you and they will no longer need to show up
to show you. Get it?
4. There is no such thing as
lack. Just resistance to the flow caused by our innate desire to
manipulate things to prove to ourselves that we are capable captains.
Shut up, get your boat in the river and let it take you. Better yet,
skinny dip. No need for oars, they just tempt you to paddle the wrong
way. How can we experience limitless, abundant flow if we are standing
on the riverbanks worrying, afraid and pointing?
Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door
will be opened to you. (Some adages are best unaltered from their
6. If it is bugging the crap out of you, stop it. Rest. Go another direction. You know, the path of least resistance thing.
Laugh as much as you can, whenever you can, however you can – and most
especially – at yourself. Buddha reminds us how important it is to
lighten up. After all, it is pretty funny…
If it is broken, ask yourself if it really needs fixing or if it is just
as beautiful in its new form. If it truly isn’t, see #5.
9. Kindness is one of the most beautiful words ever. Practice on yourself first (it’s like the oxygen mask on the plane thing).
10. Talk less and listen more. Your second grade teacher was right.
11. Your body knows. Pay attention.
This beautiful, amazing life is a giant, extraordinary smorgasbord, a
playground and candy store and library and forest and science lab and
university all combined, and more! How could you ever be bored? Decide
to be thirsty to experience the fullness of life. Check every box. If
you haven’t looked in a telescope or microscope or snorkeled or hiked or
bird watched or gone to a symphony, it is time.
If something unjust stirs you, contribute to the cause to improve it.
This is evolution. It is an important part of the flow of the river
thing. See #4.
14. Feel the fullness of the
feeling so that it can teach you, and then let it go so that it doesn’t
become you. There is more to come. You are far greater than this.
If you get sick, love yourself back. If it’s another, hold the space of
love for them to love themselves back. Wobbles are wobbles no matter
how small (or large). Loving kindness matters.
Animals are sentient too. Let them teach you. We got the dominion
concept wrong years ago and it is time to put it right. Not just some of
them; all of them. Snakes and squirrels and skunks too.
Be as aware about as much as you can in order to make the best choices,
all the while remaining detached (so you don’t hurt yourself).
18. Honour Mother Earth and all that she does for you. There’s no place like home.
19. Eat, pray, buy and love locally. You are your community.
Hold the light of divine perfection for our world that we may return to
our original blueprint of Eden. It is time to stop blaming it on
apples, snakes and women, and realize that those three contain the
21. You know how energy can’t be erased,
it can only be changed? Use the sacred gift of the violet flame of
transmutation every day to transform all of the old crap we have created
so all that remains is the best and the greatest. (If you can’t be
specific, just put the whole thing in there.)
Remember, that even though it sometimes looks, feels, sounds, tastes
and smells otherwise – love is all there is. Your greatest defense and
offense, action and reaction, fight and flight, cause, code and mantra
P.S. The life purpose everyone seeks is found in the above list.
With love and deep affection from the shared classroom of life,
We Are All the Council of Light