The Teachers on Forgiveness & Self-Love

Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.

It was love lashed by its own self that spoke. It was pride half slain that fluttered in the dust. It was my hunger for your love that raged from the housetop, while my own love, kneeling in silence, prayed your forgiveness.Kahlil Gibran

When you speak of forgiveness, do you also speak of forgiveness of self? When you are forgiving of others, you must of course know that without forgiving yourself you cannot forgive another without exception.

Oftentimes in life it may feel to you that others harm you with their words, deeds, or their emotional comebacks. How do you forgive someone if it feels like you have been wronged in some way or hurt by another person? It comes from the depth of your soul, the depth of loving yourself first and foremost.

If you are not coming from the stance of loving yourself, where will you be coming from? You may be coming from the feelings of being hurt, feelings of being scorned, or feelings of blame or shame. Yet you know from the depth of your soul that love is the answer. If you can love another person no matter what you feel they have done to you, you can know that the individual is actually in the throes of their own self-hatred and self–doubt, not necessarily from anything that was done to them or said to them, but more from the feeling of not loving their own self.

You have seen this scenario played out time and time again, not only in life, but in the movies and hearing other people’s stories of being wronged. Revenge may come into their thoughts and even at times a feeling of hatred.

How does an individual get into that space of not loving another human being for who they are even though their actions feel so misguided and uninformed? Often times this can begin by someone having their own perception of a person or event, while you have another perception of that same event. And who is to say which is right or which is wrong? For in this universe of love and acceptance there is not hatred, no right or wrong. Only acceptance without condition. We know that many of you think that sounds great on paper, or the words sound airy fairy, wondeirng how do we do that in the “real” world?

You are so engrossed in getting revenge on the person that has wronged you, rather than seeing that the person that is perpetuating the actions of hatred towards you comes from their disconnection to their own inner love. They may have felt unloved all of their life and looked for that outer validation from others. And when they did not get the outer validation that they were seeking, it felt to them like no one is loving them and no one is giving them the strokes of affection that they seek.

When you search outside of yourself for that validation of personhood, you can be very disappointed, because those that you may seek it from may be coming from that same stance of not loving themselves. So when the two of you get together it just becomes that much more intensified. Now the two of you are conspiring to find yet more people that feel just like you do. You are now on the hunt for more people that feel left out, mistreated, unloved, and fearful of giving love because they fear rejection.

The cycle of this has to stop somehow doesn’t it? How do you turn the self-hatred into self-love and self-acceptance if you feel like you have no sense of what that is.

You start by doing your own inward search for some new answers to the old questions. Perhaps you feel like the old stuff is no longer working for you and you are tired, perhaps lonely, perhaps have a feared diagnosis and really are not sure who or what or how to turn it around.

Start where it all began, with the love of self. You all arrive in this world with the love of self and through life’s experiences or listening to those around you who are not sure how to give of their love to another, you become confused about the whole life thing. If I come into this life full of love of self, you think, how does it become some misconstrued? You often times forget about the source of love that you come into this life with. You allow others to guide you rather than paying attention to that inner voice of love and acceptance. You have searched outside of yourself for that acceptance and seemingly received it from outside validation, but in truth, it gave you the feeling of not being good enough or feeling of despair for not being able to live up to what “others” expected of you.

You must forgive those individuals, for they too have lost their inner connection to the source of love and light and now they feel only the darkness that they have brought on themselves.

Turn your lights back on and reach within the depths of your soul-self, the love connection. Reclaim that power of love and light and wholeness. You are all born to be the light for others when they cannot find the light. Send others the love that is seemingly so distant to them. Show them by reaching them on a love and acceptance level, so they too will know that the power and the light and the wisdom is all theirs and that everyone has that ability to tap into the light and love of self. Some may indeed need some assistance because of that disconnected self to their higher self. That is why it is so imperative for people to understand that when others are in that dark space they cannot seem to find the light switch anywhere, and once someone gives to them the acceptance and awareness of their own self-worth they, too, will then be able to reconnect.

It all begins with knowing everyone is coming from their own perceived reality and no one can really know what another is feeling. They have their own misconceptions of who they are, and often feel that no one on the outside can see that they are really feeling lost, alone, hurt, and deprived of love.

Be the love and give of your love and know that when you can be the example of love and forgiveness and acceptance, others will be able to learn from your example.

We send to you all a great big virtual hug from the inside out.

We are the teachers.

Love and Loss

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in 

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                           i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

—e.e. cummings

Leslie had been reading a eulogy by Dr. Lissa Rankin for her mother and it made her think of when we are all faced with losing a loved one. Whether it is a best friend, a parent, a spouse or someone that is close to you in ways that cannot be explained.

When someone leaves suddenly, it seems like they are taken from your very essence. How you choose to deal with the after effects of having someone leave you to our own thoughts and feelings and survival instincts is in many ways brought through you by your own learning experiences and observing and being with those that you love and cherish.

It is you, the ones that are left behind that need to listen to your own hearts and what you hear whispering in your ears. You may have had a wonderful childhood, or a childhood that was a mixed bag of emotions and learning experiences. Whatever the circumstances are/were, you still have the innate ability to flourish or to flounder. It is through your own knowledge base of understanding how to navigate through life and to fill your needs, wants, and desires, and by using the information that you have been given by living life and making the most of any given situation that can make the difference.

It is you, the ones that are left behind, who must continue to make choices and continue to grow and continue to understand that life is indeed a playground full of all kinds of individuals. You can choose to react to circumstances in a way that can be detrimental to your own well-being, or you can choose to learn from the experiences and to allow yourselves to be able to determine for yourselves how you want to survive or deprive yourselves of love for self.

Dear ones, it is always your choice. Love unconditionally and embrace all of life’s experiences, for that is what makes you the unique individual that you have chosen to be.

Live your life with grace and ease and by loving yourself and others unconditionally.

Coming Back To Self

Greetings Beloveds.

We are here to help you to become one with self and to show you that no matter what comes up in life, you can still accomplish the dreams, aspirations, and desires that you are wanting.

Do not fear what is in the external realm of your reality, and do not allow anything outside of yourself to dissuade you or hamper your knowing of what you dare to dream.

You have been one with self for many lifetimes, why do you question your validity now? You are the creator of your life’s experiences, and no matter what is happening around you, you can center yourself back to that which is you. You have all got this power to be whatever you chosoe to be, and to love without hesitation ,and to live life with greater meaning and greater understanding than ever before.

When you allow yourself to be taken out of inner peace and tranquility, it is because you have attached your feelings and emotions to circumstances that are out of your control. The only thing in your life that you have control of is your inner wellbeing.

We know that it is easy for you to become distraught and angry and irritable with life when you read the news or view what you believe to be inequality, and events are disturbing to you when you see individuals that are suffering because they no longer have a home, electricity or jobs and money.

Are these events anything that you have control over? No not a single one of them. So what do you do or say to assist?” You become energized by these events in ways that will be constructive and not destructive to you or anyone else. You can find ways to assist, but mostly, we want to remind you that you must center yourselves and allow the wellbeing to be in the present moment with you. Send love, understanding, compassion to those individuals in need, and do anything else you choose.

We have a short snippet to share as we once again peered through Leslie’s eyes.

Leslie was stopped at a stop light at a busy intersection and saw an elderly lady on the corner all wrapped up in scarf and jacket and long pants with many layers of clothes on. She also noticed that the woman had bags in one hand and a cane in the other doing a magnificent job of balancing all of that for such a tiny person. Leslie also noted that it looked as if she may have had arthritic knees and legs, and thought to herself I wonder what her story is. I wonder if she is happy, if she safe, is she alone, if she is hungry. It wasn’t that Leslie was feeling sorry for the lady, but more that Leslie had compassion for her and wondered if that was herself on the street corner how she would feel. Leslie always wondered if anyone else was as tuned into that individual as she was. Was it because of her own curiosity about another person’s life, or was she tuned in because of something in her own awareness of self that allowed her to synchronize with that person? The conclusion she came to was of course, there are no accidents as to why she was where she was, and she was where she was at that particular moment in time for a reminder of the need to be compassionate to all people on the planet and to be at peace. Leslie had no control over how the lady was living her life, and who is to say how the lady was feeling about her life and circumstances. Leslie could only speculate, as you all do, when you see events that you have no control over. You can only take charge of who you are and what you want to do for yourself and how you want to live your own life.

There are no absolutes. You may desire for everyone on the planet to be healthy, happy, abundant, and free from worry, doubts, and sorrow, but you can’t change anyone else’s circumstances to fit into what your perception of what you want for others. You already know this, dear ones, that you cannot change anyone’s perception of their reality nor they yours.

Be easy with yourself and love yourself without boundaries and insecurities but with joy, acceptance, and awareness of who you are.

Try not to allow yourself to be influenced by circumstances beyond your control and allow the universe to guide and direct you back to self.

With our love and acceptance

Be at peace

And know we are all one.

A Precious Moment

Good afternoon dear ones,

As we peered through the eyes of Leslie while she was watching a young child with her father discovering something interesting and new, Leslie was taken by the father being so kind and patient with his young daughter. The father had been washing his car and the little girl came outside to see what he was doing. The young child’s attention, however, was pulled away toward something she saw. An unusual looking critter was crawling up the tree trunk and she yelled for her dad to come and see what it was. Dad stopped what he was doing and bent down to his daughter’s level to see what she was looking at. Together they chatted and looked and soon the little girl was trying to pick up the new found critter, and dad, all of this time, allowed his daughter to do all the discovering on her own. It was short lived, yet the dad took the time to be present with his daughter for this very special discovery.

Leslie kept saying to herself I have got to capture this moment in time. She grabbed her cell phone and wondered how she would be able to capture that experience. Because it is taking place on such a spiritual level, a camera would not be able to depict the emotions that were being transferred between father and daughter. And yet Leslie felt so privileged to be a voyeur for this very special interaction.

It brought back memories of special moments Leslie had had as a small child with her own dad, and how to this day they remain very deeply embedded in her consciousness. Moments of time that will never be lost.

Take time to be present with your loved ones. Do not allow the precious moments to pass you by without being present. It takes just a moment of time to become one with the I am.

Life is fleeting and each moment is to be lived to the fullest! Do not hesitate to take the time to give of yourself. Be alive, be in the moment and do not allow yourself to think about what might be next and next. Just be here now.

Time is precious, life is precious.

Enjoy your time on the planet and be at peace.

Blessings to all living creatures…

Orion’s Mother’s Day Message

As Leslie is meditating and tuning into the sounds of Mother Nature, she is inspired by us to write the following message:

Good morning dear ones,

It is with great pleasure that we want you all to know that as you tune yourselves into your inner being, your source of love and peace, it is much the same as you taping into that which you know as a mother’s love and nurturing. For some of you that may not have happened in a way in which you felt the outer nurturing from a mother, but we want you all to know that the inner nurturing was always available to you. You may not have realized it as you were growing up and experiencing life, and at times life might have seemed void of any love and understanding from adults. It was because of this that many of you found a way to get into that inner space where you could feel it, touch it, smell it and believe it to be so.

The outer validation that everyone desires, the wonderful little touch of someone who says, I am here, I love you, I believe in, I understand you, can seem so far distant from your own reality. But know and understand that you all come into the world with it ever present. It is your connection to that inner being that may at times become disconnected through the living of life, but we assure you it is always in you. Tap into this inner wisdom, this inner love, understanding, and peace.

It is our wish to you all today, to access your own inner wisdom, your inner nurturing and reach out to someone that you see who may be in need of a little love today. It may even be yourself that needs that kind word, that gentle touch, that inner knowing that all really is well in your world when you are able to hear the inner “mother” with the sweet smile, gentle kiss, tender touch. Yes, you can also do this for yourself.

Life can feel so void of love at times, which is why it is even more important for you all to take time to nurture yourselves with loving kindness. Smile today, not only for yourself, but for someone that can’t seem to get a sense of love and life. Your inner self is always sending love and light and joy and kindness to you. It only seems missing when you have disconnected from it.

Find your joy today in any way that you possibly can and spread the love to one another.

Life is for you. Connect to life. Connect to love. Connect to joy!

We are sending our love to you and to the planet. As it is in us, it is in you!

Be at peace dear ones.

Orion On Love

Love surrounds you, is you, and you are it. How can there not be peace, hope, and forgiveness? Joy comes to you. Sometimes, you wonder where it has gone. Did it go away, or did you hold it at bay? What is joy? Is it something that flows from you? Yes, dear ones, joy is never not available. It is only when you look outside of yourself that you feel the absence of that which is within you. Joy, hope, health, happiness, peace, tranquility. When you are observing the world and you feel out of sync with All That Is, you may feel an absence of something that you cannot quite put your finger on. You may have a feeling of loss, fear, doubt, hopelessness, perhaps even anger. There may be things going on outside of you where you feel an emptiness, or hopelessness.

What you can do is to return to that source of bountiful wholeness. Relax, rewind, tune in and hold yourself in the light of love. Some may say, “but I cannot even feel a glimpse of love or hope at this time in my life.” You may have recently had a great loss in your life, or a diagnoses that has taken you away from the path of wholeness, wellness, love and joy. Return your thoughts to a day, a moment in time where you felt great joy, great love, great acceptance of yourself without fear. We assure you when you return to that place of love nothing else will enter into your thoughts, even if it is for a brief moment in time. Bask in that moment, rejoice in that moment, feel safe and alive in that moment.

When the fear and doubt return, and it may, return your thoughts again to the feeling of hope, joy, the embracing of love. Surround yourself with that feeling, feel it from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Rise above all the fear and doubt, and feel the connection to All That Is. There is a space in time where there is no fear, no anger, no angst, no unsureness, only the feeling of joy, happiness, contentment, the feeling you have when you see a mother caress her child and hold them safe, when you feel the voice of a loved one who has departed the earth plane, but has returned to your heart in a way that is unstoppable. You feel the voice, you hear the words, and feel the sensations of love and tenderness and feel the arms embrace you and hold you and tell you that all is right in the world and nothing outside of yourself will or can harm you.

You are safe. You live in a safe, loving and abundant universe! There is no shortage of love, no shortage of acceptance, no shortage of understanding for humankind, only the love that embraces you and holds you safely. Breathe in the light and love of the universe, the one song of love. That which will never ever allow anyone, or anything to harm you. In this space of love and acceptance of all that is, it is warming you and breathing you as you are breathing it. Feel the self-love, the self-acceptance, and self-nurturing of All That Is. Embrace that which you know to be you. Accepting yourself just as you are and knowing within yourself that where ever I am that is where I need to be at this moment in time. As I bathe in it, and breathe in the aliveness, I feel it is me and know that is the best me that I can be. No ones words or behavior or anger will penetrate that which I know to be my true whole self. The love of who I am is all that I need right here and right now.

Embrace yourselves dear ones, and know that you are safe, loved and alive.

Cherish the moment and cherish who you are, there is no one on the planet that is like you. Embrace that uniqueness and know that we are all connected in the tapestry of life.

Peace.