Leslie and Orion speak with by Barbara With on The Politics of Joy.
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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.
Many of you are experiencing the winds of change all about you. It is a matter of, do you want to step into the wind tunnel or do you want to swirl about with ease. If you step into the turmoil that seems to be all around you, if you pay attention to the news or listen to your family and friends and co-workers, you can find yourself inside the wind tunnel swirling about—and it isn’t with ease! Instead, you are holding on and feeling thrashed about with your head spinning with facts or fiction. Ask yourself: Do I need to pay attention to what is around me, or do I create my reality? If indeed you do create your life’s experiences, then what do you want to create for yourself? We see that if you step away from the wind tunnel and observe without fear or doubt or hesitation, but rather with assurance and self-confidence and peace, then you will indeed not choose to step into the hail storm of activity that may or may not surround me. If you are creating your life of choice, you will then not be surrounded by such utter disarray, but rather you will be surrounded by the beautiful forest or ocean, or delight in a walk in your lovely neighborhood, where you can find solace and peace.
So you see, whatever you decide to do for yourself, it is always a choice. Do not allow someone else to choose what you want to wear, or read, or observe, but do your own choosing.
You will find that if you can remind yourself of the bliss you feel when you are choosing what you want for yourself and your reality, then you will choose things that bring you great delight and wonderful smiles and cheerful music and pleasant conversation.
You may have observed friends who say they took a walk in the forest to find solitude, but upon their return they complained to you that they heard all kinds of creatures making noise and people chatting and trees swaying in the wind and leaves crunching. And you found yourself thinking, how can you tell me it gives you solitude to walk in the forest? In your perception, a walk in the forest makes you feel one the trees, enjoying the crunching of leaves and the delicious aroma of mother earth and all her beauty. So therefore, reality it is always reflected through one’s own perceptions. You can choose to adhere to rules and regulations that seem to stifle you and what you believe to be true for yourself, or you can choose to see that those same rules and regulations do not bind you or put you into bondage, but give you a feeling of power and hope and choice.
Whose reality is it? It is neither right or wrong or good or bad, but choice. What do you choose for yourself? How do you want to perceive reality? How do you want to feel when life throws you those curve balls? Do you duck? Do you catch the ball? Do you swing the bat? Do you feel trapped? Do you feel like you have power, or do you feel powerless? Who do you trust with your life and your choices?
We do hope that you are choosing to feel the power of choice. Do not think: Will I fail or fall down if I choose the wrong thing? What if there is no wrong choice. What if you believe for yourself that whatever you choose will be the best fit for you right now? What if you can see yourself making a choice and then not second guessing it, but believing that whatever you have chosen will indeed play out just as you have envisioned it for yourself? You can play this game of life with the power you have within you and know that whatever you decide can bring to you the desired outcome. If you believe in yourself, then you will make the choices that allow you to follow your own lead and discover that in that powerful now moment you can trust in your own judgment. What a wonderful self-discovery. I believe in me! I know that I can trust my own worthiness and self-confidence. I choose to walk in the forest among the little creatures and enjoy the smells and sounds and feelings of solitude and joy and peace and love and self-worth.
I know that I will bring into my reality what I know will be of benefit to me. I cannot make a bad choice or wrong choice if I trust who I am.
I love myself. I am free of self-limiting beliefs about my reality and know that as I create I am growing, living and learning.
I am free to be me!
We know that in these times of seemingly endless chaos and disturbances around the globe that this is indeed the time to reconnect to you, the universal intelligence of you, that which you know to be the Source that is connected to the universe.
When life and all of its challenges and twists and turns take you away from the place within where you find peace, solace, love, caring for self and loving self, reach back within and tune in to that universal intelligence of the All That Is.
Life will continue to guide you in ways that seem like it is meandering so far away from what you had pictured in your mind’s eye, but in reality, this meandering is also a piece of who you are and what you want for yourself. Know there indeed are no accidents as to why you stubbed your toe, or ran you shoulder into the side of the wall, or you bumped up against something bigger than what you thought you could handle, such as some dis-ease, or you contracted a cold or whatever it may be. These things are all a part of what you, dear, have created for yourself.
The manifestations of ease can come as quickly as the dis-ease of life. It all depends on what you have put out to the universe for your life’s journey at this particular moment. Do not be hard on yourself or beat yourself up because it feels bigger than you. The universe will not allow for such things to happen to you. You are such a magnificent creator that sometimes the things that are created may seem unfair or unjust. In this reality, however, since you are spiritually connected to All That Is, you can also create a life of love, acceptance, joy, peace, kindness, health, wealth, and happiness.
How do I do that when my life seems so askew? you ask.
Find a tree to sit under, a star to wish upon, a body of water to sit beside, quiet your mind, enjoy the silence. When your mind wanders, and we assure you it will, your mind will try to entice you back to that place where you are trying to steer yourself away from, that place of fear, anger, hurt, resentments, remind yourself that you are connected to this huge universe that reaches far beyond what you see right in front of you. Remind yourself that there is this vast universe beyond the stars and sky that you see with your eyes. You are so much more than what you currently perceive yourself to be.
Say to yourself—I am limitless. It is only my belief that is limiting me from being more than what my perception of myself is at this brief moment in time. We are all connected to this beautiful planet that we call earth, but yet we know that this is just one small piece of the grandeur that lays beyond what our perception is.
We are all so much more than that short sided perception of what we believe to be ourselves in those times of fear, doubt and frustration. We are all so very much more than that. Tap into that universal intelligence of All That Is, which sees no absolutes and has no limits. You are all that and so much more. You are not a limited individual unless you limit yourself to that false belief. Tune in and tap into the universe that you see around you. See the beauty of the day, of friendships, rocks, trees, birds, flowers and the beauty of YOU!
You have no limits. Do not limit yourself through beliefs that can take you away from the flow of energy that connects you to All That Is.
If you see yourself as limitless, then the fear, anger, frustrations soon subside, because you will open yourself up to limitless possibilities of joy and freedom. Connect yourself to that which is the true you. The one that sees clearly that life is happening for me, and bending in my direction and showing me that this path over here may be less obstructive, and you may be able to see more clearly and easily without boundaries to hold you back from being you.
Do you see that? Do you feel that connection to All That Is? Do you believe that you are connected to that Source? Do you believe that in this wonderful universe, in its limitlessness, you hold the key to unlock that door and open wider to your own unlimited possibility? Use that key to unlock yourself from the chains of misperceptions of who you are and who you can be, of who you want to allow yourself to be. Say—I am free, to be! I am free to be me! I am free to unlock that door! Feel the exhilaration in that freedom, flying with ease in the direction that you want to go. Flying with ease through life, without so much drama, and so many setbacks. Don’t allow yourself to be misguided by the false perception of who you are.
You are a child of the universe, and one that holds that key to love, life, and happiness.
The joy will follow you, and you will easily open more and more doors for yourself. And you will know that you are a limitless person in this divine universe that knows no boundaries. The boundaries are only self-imposed. Declare today—I am free to choose, free to be alive and express myself openly, freely as me. I can choose whatever I want for myself today and always.
We are all divinely connected to this beautiful universal intelligence of life. Express yourself and love yourself and free yourself from all self-bondage.
Be at peace, dear ones, and know that we are all indeed one.
With our love,
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A short message from Orion on the 11th anniversary of Leslie’s conscious association with these wise, loving beings.