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FRIDAY’S POEM FROM “RHYTHMS AND CYCLES” – The Future is Now

September 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Today’s poem is a reprise from a few months ago. It comes to mind as we look toward Rosemary’s Possibilities Playshop next week. In this event we use our intuitive skills to “plan forward” toward our “bodacious wish” for the future. How does the future and all our planning (we in the west or so good about planning!) relate to the practice of being present, living now? This poem gets at that cycle and enigma of time.

The Future is Now

If the future is now
Dreams are now.
This is Dream Time.

And is the past now?
Forgiveness is now.
This is the lesson.

Now is only now,
Past time, Dream Time,
All one now.

©2014 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

PS: If you are in the vicinity of Annapolis, Maryland, check out the Playshop opportunity: Here’s the Link

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Reflections from 2013 = Guidance for 2014 – Richard’s Commentary

January 2, 2014 Leave a comment

As my commentary on Rosemary’s important post from yesterday I simply want to trace the development of the reflections leading to the guidance for the new year and note why these thoughts and development are so important to our growth in consciousness.

Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and to others to learn how to live in community with the people around us. Evolution in conscious returns us to community. I say “returns us” here because as the human race was developing a few thousand years ago, we did so only in community. The “rugged individualism” of the so-called modern west had yet to arise. Humans depended on other humans, living together in social structures in which everyone had a role to play, a dependent and cooperative role. We need to return to that level of consciousness.

Reach out beyond what you can see to the possibilities that are there. Always reach higher. We are never finished with development. “After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” There is no limit, no goal that can be achieved and sustained without reaching higher.

A crystalized belief feels like an energy block. Examine all beliefs; The Divine Feminine during the Winter Solstice message channeled by Rosemary, said our beliefs will be challenged in 2014. We will be called to defend them. Are you prepared to defend all of your beliefs? Are you prepared to release the ones that are holding you back?

When you find yourself stuck in a rut, or not sure what your next step is, remind yourself that you are always at a point of choice in your life. We are always at choice. This can be either exhilarating or daunting. Choose the freedom and exhilaration this requires and make the best choices you can with the information you have in the moment. If it turns out to be the right choice, celebrate your brilliance. If it turns out there may have been a better choice, forgive yourself, learn the lesson and move on!

It’s okay to consider yourself and your own needs. It’s not “selfish” to take care of yourself. You cannot serve from an empty container. You first have to love yourself in order to be able to love your neighbor, and your enemy!

When you put your attention on being instead of doing, your energy flows into being the you you were meant to be.  We are humanbeings. Find the way to be, in the moment, in the present, right here, right now. Now is the only reality. If you find the way to be then you will have the energy and the motivation to do.

When you demand control of your environment, you limit the ways in which the Universe answers your requests. This is excellent advice for the western mind. We are all about control; we want things just so, the way we planned them, the way we expect them, the way they “should” be! But what if the Universe has something better in store? What if we pause, be in the present and listen? Letting go of that false sense of control not only opens the doors to possibility greater than we can imagine, it also relieves an incredible load of stress!

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This message is from The Divine Feminine for us:

Dear Ones,

The flames are licking at the Doors of Change. Those who fear change are trying to engulf the opportunities in flames so that you and others will not walk through them. Do not let these fear-mongers paralyze you.

Change and Opportunity are two sides of the same coin, of the same door.

Choose change and you choose opportunity.

Community, possibility, examined beliefs, choice, self-care, presence, flow and fearlessness open the doors of opportunity. The change you find there will be of your own making! And it will make for a wonderful 2014!

PS:  The Divine Feminine, as channeled by Rosemary on the Winter Solstice, offered amazing advice for 2014. Expect more change! The transformation continues! Their message is available as an MP3 recording for a modest price; check out the details here: Winter Solstice Mesage

INSPIRATION FROM ROSEMARY: Are You Holding Yourself Back?

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Rosemary’s “Two-Minute” video for the week: Are You Holding Yourself Back?

PS: Are you waiting to hear from The Other Side? Are you looking for advice from beyond the usual? Join Rosemary for Satsang, this Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 PM Eastern. If you are in Maryland, join us in person. Or, join us by televideo conference or simply by phone. Learn more and Register Here.

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: The Karma of Time

August 21, 2013 Leave a comment

When you understand the concept that ‘All time is in this present moment,’ then you start to get an appreciation for the ‘karma’ of your present life.

Time is not really the linear construct that we use to schedule what we will be doing tomorrow or next week. We THINK it is, but time is a human construction so that we know when to meet a friend for lunch. Time is really a dimension, the Fourth Dimension, and we live within this dimension always.

All time is in this present moment. Your Past, your Future – all lives right here, right now, with you in this present moment.

We usually speak of karma as some seed that we sowed in the past that is coming to fruition now to haunt or uplift us. In actuality, we are constantly putting out into the Universe the energies that attract like energies into the sphere of our life. What we think in this moment creates our next moment and the one after that. We live with the decisions, beliefs and thoughts of all of the moments of our life. And we create what we call ‘the Future’ with the energies we attract in this present moment.

As you move forward during your day today, notice how your thoughts jump from one idea to another. Notice the connections between thoughts. Now notice if one thought that uplifts you leads to another uplifting thought and then another. Also notice if a disturbing thought leads to another disturbing thought and then another.

It is very easy to get drawn into a spiral because the energy of one thought attracts like energy. This is why it is so important to live a conscious life wherein you are catching yourself thinking the thoughts you have and choosing what to think next.

For example, have you had the experience of seeing someone you admire and then finding yourself moving into envy? That leads to listing all the things that are ‘wrong’ with you and why you don’t measure up to that standard. Then you might start finding someone/thing to blame for that. It becomes a downward spiral.

You have a choice. When you see someone you admire, you can admire them and choose to bless them with your thoughts and then think about someone else you admire. You can bring to consciousness things about yourself that you admire, too. You have a choice to catch yourself thinking ‘good thoughts’ about yourself!

Life is about being conscious of the energies you are transmitting to the Universe. Take charge of what you think and do in this moment so that you are transmitting what you want more of in your life. BE the person you want to be in your Future. BE that person in this present moment.

There is no ‘there.’ Just BE. It is all ‘HERE’!

PS: Through the month of Rosemary’s birthday, August, she is offering a very special price on a Reading with Rosemary: $65! Get help with direction, with next steps, with living with the Karma of Time. This special expires August 31. Purchase Here

ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: All Time is Now

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Rosemary’s “Two-Minute” video for the week: All Time is Now

PS: All time might be now, here, in the present moment, but Rosemary doesn’t want you to miss out! Her very special price on a Reading with Rosemary is available in August only. Purchase Here

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Are You Ready?

Did you think you could relax because you made it through December 21, 2012?  Think again!

The Shift has begun.  Time has been speeding up for years and we’re moving ahead at an amazing pace.  It’s time to grow, to transform, to evolve.  Hold onto your hat!

Sometimes we think about ‘readiness’ as preparing for all the disasters that are possible in the days ahead.  My little sister works for the Red Cross and has a masters degree in Disaster Management.  She knows about preparing for and dealing with disasters.  But are we really preparing for disasters or for greater, more abundant and spectacular Life?  Let’s get ready for that and leave the disasters to the Red Cross.

Get ready for the Doors of Opportunity to be opened to you, for they are present in every moment if you just look for them.  Your work is to be ready to walk through that open door.  Here’s how to get ready.

First, learn to focus your attention in this Present Moment NOW.  Are you worried about something that might happen in the future?  That possible disaster?  Or even that fantasy of something out there at ‘someday’?  Bring your attention and, thus, your energy, into this Present Moment, for this is where you live and from whence comes all manifestation.

Next, live your Purpose.  Have you learned what your Life Purpose is?  Do you know why your Soul chose to incarnate in your particular body with your particular history at this particular moment?  Discover your Purpose and live it with Passion.  There’s no time now to waste waiting for ‘someday’ to arrive so you can finally live your Purpose.  Someday has arrived and you are looking at it now – today.

The third step is to assess your Present Reality.  What thoughts are winning your attention and are they negative or supportive of your growth?  Are there limiting beliefs at work in your life that are blocking you from happiness and growth?  Have you done the personal development work that clears the blocks from your path and are you sure that you are not living out someone else’s expectations for you?  Do you have some old tapes playing in your unconscious mind that belong in the past or to someone else?  Are you being honest with yourself about who you really are?  Have you disowned your power?

The Doors of Opportunity are opening for you.  You can see them when you look around you in wonder and awe at the magnificent, abundant Universe that gives to you in ways that are much grander than anything you can imagine.  When you search for the lesson in whatever is your present reality you receive the gift that is available to you.  Walk through the Doorway and into the Light.

Our friend was in a serious car accident shortly after the actor, Christopher Reeve, had his accident that left him paralyzed.  Her injury was similar to Reeve’s but she recovered fully.  As she claimed, she was ‘ready for anything and all prayed up!’  She didn’t rail against the Universe for putting her in that situation and she can use that story to help others in their personal development because she looked for the lesson and walked through a Doorway of Opportunity.

Do you know anyone who says that some event in their life that we might judge to be ‘tragic,’ like illness or job loss or financial problems or natural disaster, turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to them?  Not everyone can say that about everything that happens, but when you view the event as a gift that holds a Doorway of Opportunity, you want to be ready to walk through that door!

Remember:

  1. Present Moment
  2. Purpose & Passion
  3. Present Reality

Get ready!  Do the personal work.  And when you see the open door, walk through it!

PS: Do you feel ready for the coming transformations? Are you in the flow and ready for that next opportunity coming your way? If you need answers for questions like “what is my next step?” Rosemary can help. Schedule a FREE Discovery Session with her to be sure you are ready! Schedule Here

The Formless Future Helps Form the Present

December 14, 2012 1 comment

And now for something completely different! (I warned you in yesterday’s post I’d be breaking out of structure today!)

Here is an audio clip from my Message from The Other Side delivered by Rosemary at her Conversation with The Other Side last Friday evening (12/7/2012). It is nearly 14 minutes long and contains valuable information for all of us to hear. But if you only have a few minutes, today’s subject is covered early in the recording.

Here’s the link: Richard’s Message

The key thought here is: the future of your creation depends on how you are being in the present moment. The formless needs to inform you in order to create the future.

There is a lot here in these few words! I’ll be writing about this understanding in the next few days! Enjoy!

PS: If you find this guidance useful, if you want to meet a Medium and receive a message from The Other Side, Angels, guides, Spirits (the future), Rosemary hosts a Conversation with The Other Side at least monthly. These Conversations are held online; you can join from anywhere. Click here for details. The January Conversation will be announced soon.