Hello sweet soul ~ a little something for you from me, Dammah
Darkness is abated with light
Fear is negated with love
Hope is ignited with truth
Precious are the hours spent
In time not wasted, but heaven sent
Together we create what we choose to see
Choosing brilliance, joy, and the right to be
I choose to see you
And I choose to see me
The Rite of Being is an act of reverence
To self, to others, to God and all Creation
So why do we choose
To veil our eyes
To The Presence that lives as we?
Belief is a choice
And I choose to believe
That I am all that God says I am
Today, tomorrow and always
What do you choose?
Will you believe along with me?
Love is all there is to be
Hello beautiful soul, this is a message from Spirit today ~ Many Blessings, Dammah
Before there was a sun
And after there was a Son
I have loved you
I AM THAT I AM
and you are
All that I am
When will you remember your mind back to me?
When will you see what you believe cannot be seen?
For the All of the All
is forever and free
Your heart is Mine
and lives and breathes
The moment you choose to know
That love is all there really is to be.
A Deeper understanding of hospitality
Hello Dear Soul,
Here is a tidbit of learning for the day - a nugget of wisdom to expand your mind and open your heart some more. Spirit spoke to me this morning in rhyme, which is not unusual for how I hear. Alliteration is another common delivery method too, probably because it makes things "stick" and stand out from everyday conversation styles. Here is what I heard:
"Forever in one heart we live
Together with one purpose, to give
What we have, what we know, what we feel
Is not for us to beg, borrow, nor steal
But communal hospitality for all to heal."
Through many years of receiving this way, I have come to know that there are several ways to interpret the words spoken and that any words that don't initially make sense to me are there for me to inspect. In looking up the definition and etymology of a word (its like a treasure hunt for me!) there is an anthropology that when looked at from many angles can shed light on a richer history of understanding. So, the word in today's message that I looked up was "hospitality".
The word hospitality, at its roots comes from the Latin 'hospes' or 'hospit' with several related meanings (I interpret and abridge here)
1. An institution providing medical and nursing care for sick or injured people.
2. (historical definition) A hospice especially run by Knights Hospitaller. (I had to look this up too - see below)
3. (British definition) A charitable institution for the education of the young (ie. "Christian Hospital".)
The word hospitality is also related to the root word 'host' meaning 'to receive other people as guests (as a or into a) place (or state) of provision (ie. lodging, nourishment, entertainment, community experience.)' It is a way we treat others with an open hearted welcome and sharing of what we have. This idea of hospitality or care for others is found in many cultures and traditions and most readily in my mind comes the passage from the wisdom tradition of Christ (found in Matthew 25: 35-36 NIV), 35 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
Now, following the thread, I next looked up 'Knights Hospitaller' from definition #2 noted above. The Knights Hospitaller were originally a Benedictine group (Catholic monk order) that provided help and shelter for the sick and weary pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem. They served men and women of all faiths. More like a (youth) hostel than how we in the west understand hospital or hospice.
This communal understanding of how we can care for others is something I am experiencing first hand since returning from Greece (Spring of 2022). Staying with host families in the communities I am sharing with, I am receiving hospitality and care through others; different people, one heart.
My hope is that we (the communal we) can receive this message from Spirit in a way that helps us understand how our day to day is connected to others. Seeing our purpose in a new light, as souls having a physical experience, where hospitality of the heart is the way we walk in the world.
Blessings and peace be with you,
a ministry of we
Dear Beautiful Soul,
As the vision for this ministry was forming in my heart, I began to share the joy I was feeling (although at times I felt sheepish in fully expressing my joy - something being called into healing!) The only words I had at the time to describe 'my' ministry (specifically the word 'my') didn't feel right but I didn't have a word or words yet to accurately convey the expansiveness I was feeling, until Spirit answered my need for language and clarity. This is what I heard:
"This [ministry] is a catholic mission with a corporal mandate."
WOW! Some big words for an even bigger mission statement. Throughout my spiritual process, language has been foundational to healing on many levels - through understanding new definitions & etymological origins of words, through sound, frequency and vibration, gematria (the Kabbalistic method of determining energetics of words in scripture through the summed numeric values of the individual letters), through Light language or holy tongue. I have found that Spirit will always speak to you and me in a language we will understand. I love language and how learning can expand the mind and speak to the heart. I have found that one of my gifts is to interpret words through a new to you (and me) perspective that bridges islands of understanding and consciousness. Healing happens in a myriad of ways, and the connotations or wounding we have around certain words is no exception. So with this in mind, I went to what a friend calls the 'Google oracle' (what did we do before the internet?!) for some enlightenment to what Spirit was saying to me. (Before I began travelling, I would have had my dictionary readily in hand!)
Corporal at its root has to do with the 'body' - our earthly and very physical body, the body of a group with a unified intent (for peacemaking) and it also has a supportive and reverent connection to the body of Christ. In looking at the ribbon of meaning running through all the various ways this word is understood, I was able to see/hear an overarching meaning as I remembered a prayer that Spirit spoke to me a few years ago :
Arm in arm, wing to wing
We are gathered together to usher in God's Blessing
Commanded and ready, the Holy Hosts of Might
Protect our walk as we lift the lamp of Christ
Now for the word 'catholic.' This word, with a lowercase 'c' means 'all embracing or including a wide variety of things.'
So, what does this mean for you and me? I'll sum it up this way:
Together, you and I, individually and collectively bring Light back into this world when we bring the Christ (the lev or HeartMind of God) into everything we think, feel, say, and do. We are never alone, for the angels of heaven are with us, helping us but we must do our part too. You and me, when acting in concert through Love, are the Body (or physical manifestation) of Christ or 'the church' and every choice we make and action we take as God's Love here in the body is ministry to all the people whose lives we touch. This, is the Ministry of We.
Many blessings to you as you awaken to who you are, and should you find you need some encouragement, I am here for you.
the essence of you
The Heart of God speaks to me (& you) today in a lyrical poetic stream ~ Many Blessings to you, Dammah
"Perpetual pleasing pleases no one.
The essence of you is why I created you, to be a Holy Spark of My Heart.
I have chosen you from the beginning and your life begins anew in choosing Me.
Do you choose My Way over all others?
Do you choose the path of Love with the all of your being?
For when you do, you will experience Me as you.
Forever in your heart I Am, choosing again and again, creating life into bloom."
These writings are an amalgamation of words to alchemize your understanding of who you are. Some words are mine, and others are from Spirit. I hope you find comfort, support and hope in these letters of love to you. Blessings and peace be with you, Dammah