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Hello Dear Heart!
I hope you have been well since last I wrote... many new aha's for me and I'd like to share some with you ~
As I continue on my own journey of self-actualization I am grateful for what this past year has brought me. I have been literally living out of a suitcase (and a small one at that!) for a year ... three months in Greece and nine months here in the states... how is it possible it's been a year?!? I am thankful for my family and many friends who have hosted me during this time of transition as I get ever more clear on what my heart is calling me to do and next steps. One of the beautiful gifts of being at the mercy of others' generosity is that I have realized that I have more community than I thought I had and I am deeply humbled by this. I have also been enveloped with new and deepening friendships that show me that I am not alone and am supported in following my heart - a deep healing for me.
You may have noticed a new theme from my last newsletter... this 'soulful living' and wonder what I mean by this. Soulful living comes when we are living fully from our soul; that heart place that is full of joy and gratitude for a life worth living. Making choices daily that align our actions with what feels good, and right, and true - and choosing that path to walk instead of another that seeks to distract or detour us from this place of inner peace. I will tell you it may not be easy, but it's worth it.
I am deeply thankful for all the people in my life that support my exploration and implementation of living from my soul rather than how I have perceived the 'outside' world expects me to live. You see, the 'outside world' is simply a current of thought that we can swim in or not. We can choose to 'go with the flow' of that, or choose the flow of our innermost desires. Mahatma Gandhi said it this way:
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”
We, you and me, are the change makers. To be this change means to make different choices, choices that align with what you know deep in your soul - the heartbeat of God within you. The concept of 'soulful living' is meant to encourage you to allow your heart to guide your choices, your actions, your way in the world.
These choices can be great or small. They do not have to be in opposition to the 'outside' world, but rather they are a reflection of who you are from the inside out, the Allness of your Being. This is a place of creating instead of reacting; where you radiate your Light out into the world in the unique way only you can. The children's book I published recently was born of personal childhood experiences of feeling the outside world not accepting my attempts at personal self-expression. At age 55, the ability to see my true-self through God's eyes first, then in the mirror of others' eyes as a result of living authentically has been profoundly healing and liberating. From letting my hair go gray, to selling all of my worldly belongs and taking a leap of faith, and sharing Light language with groups of people; I have come to see and know that not everyone will understand or agree with my choices (or my way in the world) and its ok - for who am I really here to 'please'... Heaven's Way or man's way... Love's Way or the way of something less? God created me to reflect Love out into the world - to see myself through this lens vs. the lens of something else. So this means to live from this place.... this place of loving who I am regardless of how different I may seem to others; and to love and encourage others to do the same.
No matter how stoic we may be in believing that we don't need help or others, the truth is we do. I do. My journey and yours may look different, and there are parts that require our individual attention, but in the end we each need what others have to share/give. My job is to know my own heart; to know what God has given me to share and your job is to do the same for we are all facets of the same diamond heart of love reflecting individually and brilliantly. I am grateful for the grace and gifts I have received this year in so many forms... shelter, nourishing food, transportation, space to breathe and heal, big hugs, joyful noise, chickens, puppies, cats, kids, and open hearts willing to listen and encourage me through transition. (I am now looking for a small affordable apartment to pivot from as my mission work expands, so keep me in mind of you have any leads!)
So what does soulful living look and feel like for you? Are you walking your talk? Do your actions reflect what you truly believe is true for you? If you would like someone to support you in this process, someone who has 'been there, still doing that' (!), contact me and let's talk.
I've launched my new website, dammah.us, with a refreshed focus including new blog writings, inspiring personal experiences, and a donation based model for our time together individually or in the group Sound Darshan experience. I see my work as ministry vs. business and believe that your ability to pay doesn't determine your ability to receive the spiritual support you need. You too, as an agent of change, have the ability and opportunity to pay forward your experience with this ministry in several ways. I encourage you to be that mirror for others to help them know that support is available to them too. Click HERE to learn how to be the change.
Many Blessings from my heart to yours, and thank you for being a part of this ripple of awakening, healing and change.
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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