Hawk from our backyard © 2015 by Pat Ruppel
I read a post today from a fellow blogger, John Cali, a world renowned channeler. He titled it, “Why Is the World So Screwed Up?” I have to say I’ve wondered it a number of times, too, especially these days. So, I was curious what message Spirit might say to us through John and it helped put things back in perspective for me and remember that feeling of ‘all is well’. Here is a small portion of what Spirit said:
“The world is not screwed up. It is simply moving out of darkness back into light. Darkness is an illusion. Illusions are not real. Only light and love are real.
All is well. Trust that. Know that.
Virtually every human on the planet today is undergoing this transformation, each in his or her own way. This (your current experience) is your way.”
I forget that. Just like the rest of us, I’m going through transformation and we’re all connected. It’s harder to look at the big picture, when I get caught up in family, routines, and daily drama.
Life is a process and it’s what we feel and learn along with the essence of our creations that we’ll take with us to the other side. It’s the people I love and exchange my life with in thoughts and deeds and, when I remember that, then the feeling of ‘all is well’ returns. It’s the people I don’t know and love that have the greatest potential to influence me and plant seeds of inspiration; or negativity, if I let them when I hear about them.
I remember that feeling when I walk along a mountain path or, as a child, the muffled voices of family around the kitchen table in the wee hours of the morning, as I lay in bed half asleep. Here is a little of what I wrote in a post a number of years ago when it felt like ‘all was well’:
“I grew up spending the whole summer, every summer, with my sister and 5 cousins at my grandparents. We were always excited to get there and cried when it came time to leave.
There was nothing special to do at my grandparents. They didn’t have toys and never took us to a movie. We just hung around every day and played together and were part of their everyday life. I think that is what was so special. We belonged and were valued and safe.
They took us fishing and crabbing and we went to the cemetery with them to cut the grass around the family tombstones. They interacted with us in their regular daily living. We visited like that with them every year until I graduated from high school. In fact that’s where I got the idea of sitting around the kitchen table and talking (see my headline).
Occasionally on the weekends our parents would come to visit – some as far as 250 miles. Because it was a long ride just for the weekend, they would leave after work on Friday and drive until the early morning hours. We’d be in bed and hear them come in and Grandmom would put on a pot coffee.
She would fix them something to eat to give them a chance to unwind from their long trip before going up to bed. We’d lie in bed catching the aromas of food drifting upstairs and listen to the quiet sounds of their laughter and talk. It’s been over 35 years now since my grandparents have died and I still miss them.
I can still hear them in the only lit room in the house, talking and sitting around the lone, kitchen table with all of us nestled upstairs in our warm beds. How do you create those memories for our children, our families? The answer: time and giving of yourself.”
I want to think it was simpler times then and, yet, there was still chaos and turmoil in the world. We weren’t that far removed from WWII and the Korean War and still to come were the Viet Nam War and assassinations of a President, a Godly man advocating equal rights and a Senator.
For me, it’s a choice on what I put my attention on and what I’m feeling. It’s always there ― that feeling of ‘all is well’ and the more I live from that place in my daily life, the more evidence of it I see.
What are you feeling today in your daily lives and what’s going on in your world? Can you find that place where you feel safe and can say ‘all is well’?
Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table