Weekly Reading Topic for October 3, 2020:
Well, good morning, love! I just opened a Reading for you, my newsletter subscribers and here’s what I heard in answer to the following:
What do my readers most need to hear this weekend? What is the most important message to send to my beloved readers?
The answer was: “hold onto yourself.”
What follows is your weekly reading, dearest one.
Weekly Reading │ Hold Onto Yourself
Q: What do we need to know about “hold onto yourself?”
A: So. If you’re not feeling the acceleration of events and energy this week, you’ve been good about putting down your phone and focusing on your own stuff. Congratulations, because in a way, you’re WAY ahead of the game!
For the rest of us, if you’re waking up on Saturday, October 3, 2020, feeling ten years older than you did a few days ago, it’s time to really take a beat and re-center.
Because the only way ANY of us make it through the next few months with our dignity and sanity totally intact is if we Remember Who We Are.
Hold on to yourself. Don’t let go.
This message is not going to be long this week, because it’s not about the message. It’s about YOU. And I have some work to do, too, it turns out. Here’s what we’re looking at together:
Who are you?
Yeah, just the little question at the center of each of our lives. We’re going to answer it this week. Here are a couple things to get you started.
Answer the following questions for yourself. It may take you a few stabs to get a simple, elegant answer, but it’s worth it.
When you are gone from this world, what do you want people to remember about you?
When you look back over the life you have lived, what are the moments you most proud of? What connects them — how are they similar to each other?
What are your three, four, five BEST qualities?
If you had a mission statement, what would it be?
Take an hour, a day, a week to get your answers. Answer them completely. Give yourself time to edit and remember and rearrange.
And then, once you feel like you have those answers, here’s the last question:
How do these qualities show up in your life? How are living your mission?
What do you need to do every day to make sure that you live up to these qualities? What are you doing now that you should recommit to? Are there things you need to cut out? Are there things you need to start?
Each one of us has at least one thing to cut, one thing to add, and one thing to re-commit to. And now’s the time to implement. Because we all need to be centered in our own selves now.
Otherwise, we’ll get blown by these winds of change, right in half, like a dry blade of grass.
It’s a time when we need to feel the sap in our veins, running through us from deep inside, giving bendy qualities to our bodies, so we can bow when the winds blow without being uprooted.
Think willow tree, tossing in a storm. And then, when it’s over, glorious and in shape, leaves washed clean but otherwise intact.
Hold on to yourself, so you know who you are and can make good choices that align with your values.
If you don’t, you’ll likely get blown off course and find yourself in a fight you aren’t equipped for.
There is civil unrest and worse on the horizon, dear ones. Be safe, be smart, and hold on to yourself. We’ll all get through this if we are bendy and firmly rooted in ourselves. Go deep this week and see yourself as you are, in all your glorious loving.
I’m here to help. In fact, I NEED to help you. (Ooh! I’m about to ask you for something!!)
Let me explain.
I’m an odd person, and I always have been. At the center of myself, the self I hold onto is an open kind of consciousness that I cannot quite explain. The closest I can come to explaining it is to show you this photo:
When I do readings, when I have spiritual experiences, when I am most “myself,” an image like that is what I see, and feel inside. At least, it’s the closest I have ever seen in life to what I experience inside.
And in order to fully “be” there, I need to have a reason to go there. As an adult, it’s writing, or doing a reading, that puts me there.
But I have this ancient practice from my childhood that I know I would benefit from starting up again, and that’s what I need your help with.
When I was a kid I used to notice when someone was in pain, or upset, or having trouble of some kind … and I would think about them when I was falling asleep at night. I would see this beautiful landscape of the cosmos kind of like that nebula above. I would feel very still and calm, and then I would sort of sail their problem into the cosmos, and ask that they receive help.
The closest word I have to sum up this very specific process is to say I would “pray” for them. (That’s not quite right, because it’s … just not quite right. But it’s close enough.)
I don’t have many stories about this “working” for others, because honestly, I’ve never really revealed that I do this, so I’m not sure that it helped at all. But I understand now that this is one of the practices that helps me to hold onto myself.
So here’s my Big Ask. If you feel like something is overwhelming or upsetting or distressing, would you please reply to this email and tell me just a little bit, just a few words, so I can have a “reason” to go to that space inside? I don’t need details or a confession. Just a sentence or phrase. “My mother,” or “my relationship with my son.”
“My health,” or “my business.” “The election,” or “peace on the planet,” or “the harvest.” It doesn’t matter.
And seriously, ANY time you think to ask me for this, do. I would love to, any time. And tell your friends.
Because I need to re-commit to this prayer practice that is at my center.
Having a “job” to do in prayer, like the ones I used to assign myself when I was a kid, would help me.
It would help me to hang on to myself.
Deep roots, darlings, and plenty of sleep so they strengthen.
I appreciate you, and your attention, and your love.
I am always here to serve in any way I can.
Much Love to You,
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