[Channeled through John Armitage/Hari Das Baba 2002]

Good afternoon, I am Merlin. Many of you know that Merlin is a magician, and many of you wonder what being a magician really is. Magic is magic, no matter what other label you try to place upon it. You could call it “New Age philosophy”, you could call it ‘crystal technology’, the science of meditation or healing, but the basis of all these things is magic. Magic is not when you go around with a wand and go “puff” “puff” “puff”, expecting sparks and clouds of smoke to appear.  Magic is about allowing the energy of god and goddess to manifest through you—and understanding that this energy of god and goddess is the source of all things, is all powerful.

There is only doubt that prevents you from standing in your full power.  Now, when you think of the glory or the greatness of the Mother/Father Source, and when you think of the smallness of this energy that you know as doubt, what does it bring to your mind?  It, of course, in human beings, brings many things to the mind.  First of all let me tell you what doubt is.  It is an energy that is based on fear.  Many will try to tell you that fear is the opposite of Love, but fear is not the opposite of Love.  Mother/Father Source is Love—and fear is an illusion generated by the conscious mind.  It’s true, the interaction with the illusion makes you feel that you are separated from Mother/Father Source.  It is a product of the illusion that you feel that you are nothing and you are completely on your own. My advice to you on how to deal with this illusion is: love yourself unconditionally. Loving yourself without conditions means no judgment. Judgement is the result of the illusion of separation. Understand that you are the perfection of Mother/Father God now. All these energies of doubt and fear, I remind you again, are a product of your conscious mind and your ego in association with the illusion.

Magic is being yourself, being that individual spark of god and goddess, and understanding that none of you, as human beings, are the same. You are individuals, and therefore your magical path, as an individual, is different from the person next to you. Many of you have interacted with the illusion of separateness for many lives; and every life, when you come back to this Earth, you again bring the illusion of separateness with you.

Many would ask how to stand in one’s own power.  It is very easy.  With the knowledge that you are the perfection of god and goddess, you should have no problem with your self-realization. The only problem that you can generate is by going into the energy of denial—the denial of your greatness, your power, your glory, your love and your beauty.

Sound familiar to anybody?  Of course, I do not judge you for your interactions with the illusion of separateness; I am here merely to remind you of your Oneness.

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A Message from Your Guides June 27, 2016

Channeled by Salena Migeot

Dearest Beloved Ones,

 We bring you great love and good tidings on this auspicious day. Much has been happening to liberate you from your bonds of powerlessness through lack and misinformation. More and more information will be revealed that will allow you to understand, perhaps for the first time, that you are sovereign. There are those in your world who have gone to great lengths to hide this fact from you and have done their best to keep you small, disempowered, in lack, and doubting yourselves and your abilities. These ones largely control your media and all the advertising that is designed to allow you to feel as though something is wrong with you – you are not as well as you could be, you are not as beautiful as you could be, you are not as wealthy as you could be, you are not the right size, you don’t exercise enough, you don’t have the right job, the right ways of spending your down time, the right friends/social lives/communities, the right clothes, the right car, and on and on until you feel lack in many areas of your lives instead of being grateful for all of your blessings, your loved ones, and all you do have. 

For this reason, those who watch television tend to feel greater lack than those who do not. For those of you who are thinking ‘There are people who do not watch television?!’ we are talking to you. Consider the people you know at work, in your family or community, wherever you know people. Aren’t there those who do not care one whit about the latest fashion trends, diet and exercise fads, having a late model car, wearing heels that over time are injurious to one’s well-being, having their hair done at this or that salon, wearing the best suits or dresses, and so many other things that many of you spend a great deal of time and money on. They recognize that ‘keeping up’ in these ways is a never ending cycle, a game one cannot win. They understand that what is important is not material and does not go in and out of fashion. They understand that staying connected to the things that help them feel authentic is important for their well-being and trying to keep up with standards that are commercially manufactured is not good for their well-being. These ones have traditionally been on the fringes of society but they are becoming more and more numerous and now are part of all walks of life and society. They know that they are becoming more empowered through their choices to detach from societal expectations and be more authentically themselves.  They feel empowered to choose those things that make them feel good about themselves and their lives –  whether it is ‘greener’ living in general, tiny houses, giving up a gym membership to exercise outdoors for free, selling their SUVs and buying more fuel efficient cars, letting go of seasonal clothes shopping in favor of buying truly high quality clothes of natural fabrics that will last decades, wearing comfortable shoes that help keep them grounded on the Earth instead of high heels that inhibit them being grounded, and on and on, they are doing what feels right and feeling good about it. 

As this becomes more and more the norm, those who feel that they have to keep up with trends will find they don’t have as many people to talk to about trends, to compare notes and feel superior or inferior to. That is exactly the point. If you are not keeping up, you feel less than, not good enough. If you are, you are likely spending a great deal of time, energy, and money doing so and you are likely feeling unfulfilled, unhappy, and not as authentic as you could be. Dearest Ones, know there is nothing outside of you that makes you more or less worthy. You are worthy. No exceptions. No physical ownership of anything makes you more worthy.  No membership makes you more worthy. No lack of these things makes you less worthy. No style of clothing or hair or anything else makes you more or less worthy. You are incredibly worthy just as you are. You have been created in your own unique and exceptional way to contribute your uniqueness to the world to make it more beautiful in a way only you can. No one else can do that for you. You cannot do that for anyone else. If you are not making choices that are deeply satisfying to you, you are not living an authentic life. 

We invite you to assess the areas of your life that you are giving time and energy to that do not satisfy your soul – relationships, memberships, jobs, neighborhoods, social circles, exercise classes, shopping excursions, and so many other things you spend time and energy on that do not serve your highest good or they would feel really good to you. We are not saying that all authentic choices are devoid of any difficulty. We are saying authentic choices speed you in your soul growth on your soul path. In order to grow on that path, it is necessary for you to meet challenges. How you handle the challenges determines the rate of your soul growth. If you stay in trust that everything is happening for your highest good, that will be your experience. If you stay in fear, doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty, you are prolonging that which you do not want and postponing your own growth and joy. The more authentically you live, the easier it is to let go of fear, doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty. When you live your life for yourself first, you are living authentically. This does not mean being selfish at all whatsoever. It means taking care of yourself first so you have the wherewithal to help others in all the ways you do. If you are not helping others to some extent, you are not living authentically. You are social beings, and you are meant to live and be as one. Until you come into a greater understanding of what that means, take care of yourself and work on your own personal authenticity. It can and will be life-changing for you.

Dearest Ones, we are loving you with a power of love beyond your current understanding or experience and we so look forward to you coming into the knowing of how powerfully you are loved. 

And so it is. 

The Collective of Guides. 

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PHOTO: Day Lily. And why take you thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say onto you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Jesus/Sananda as quoted in Matthew 6: 28-9

A Message for Your Soul June 9, 2016

Channeled by Salena Migeot

Dearest Beloved Ones,

It is with great love that we greet you today. You are rapidly spiraling into a higher manifestation of yourselves. This process will continue for some time and while it transpires, you will feel that you are on a roller coaster – sometimes experiencing ease, flow, and oneness seemingly effortlessly, and for brief periods of time, you will experience the exact opposite. There is no ‘cure’ for these symptoms. We have said before that you will have some odd physical sensations which many of you will interpret as symptoms of something. Know they are not something that can be cured, but something that must be endured in this process. They include everything from minor to not so minor aches and pains, tingling, dizziness/vertigo, visual strangeness with light and color, greater awareness of movement in your peripheral vision, headaches, digestive rumblings, greater awareness of movement or energy in certain parts of your body, and many other odd sensations. These are not things that need or can be addressed through medical attention. They are merely side effects of the recalibration you are going through that is by no means only physical.

As far as your emotional and mental bodies, you are not having an emotional breakdown, a psychotic lapse, or anything other than transitional surges in your energy field. These will be different for each person but some common manifestations are the feeling that you are very vulnerable in a way you might not have felt since you were a small child or a teenager. This may cause you to be defensive, blame others, or want to avoid others for fear of what you will say or do that is a departure from your normal balanced dealings with them. We are talking about those closest to you whom you love and adore. At times they will feel like the enemy as though they have become different or are acting differently towards you when they are actually the same people that you know and love and who know and love you dearly. It is your perception colored by the emotional residue that you are releasing on this journey to a higher version of yourself.

As you continue this process, you might find you are keeping score of things loved ones said or did that ‘prove’ they don’t really love you. This will be a challenging time for those who are already questioning their relationships or another’s loyalty toward them. Dearest Ones, the most beloved advice we can give you is to recognize that all tests will be passed as long as, and as soon as, you recognize it is a test. If you give credence to these thoughts and feelings, you can manifest that which you do not want as far as your relationships are concerned. For those whose questioning of their relationships is an on-going process, it is basically your choice if you want to give your loved ones the benefit of the doubt and accept them as they are, knowing they are going through similar growing pains or end your relationship with them.

We lovingly suggest that you do not judge them on what you are perceiving, but on what they actually say and do on a day to day basis. Focus on all the things you love about them and everything about your relationship that you are grateful for. Do your best to allow the blessings of your relationships to exceed any perceived wrongdoing on the other’s part. If, during an honest assessment of your relationship over time, you find that it is consistently out of balance, then you might want to think about making changes. If however, you find that your problems with the person in question only arise when you are feeling defensive and emotionally challenged, that is an indication that it is a mood that will pass and not a true reflection of your actual relationship. We are spelling this out very clearly for you because many of you are questioning things as your emotional wounds surface to be released. These wounds have a way of skewing reality and clouding your perception.

Your reality is largely whatever you believe it is. Religion is the belief in a certain reality. Every religious person has accepted a version of reality that their particular faith espouses. The same can be said for every political party. Every form of ‘ism’ is a belief for or against something. You will soon see the extent to which you have been made to believe in a certain reality that is largely a construct of what those in power have wanted you to believe. When this ‘reality’ is exposed, many of you will feel a wide range of feelings and emotions – angst, betrayal, confusion, to name a few. However, there will be those of you who will feel relief, validation, and maybe even feel that you are being exonerated from stirring the pot or mistrusting what is. You will all feel that the Wizard of Oz has been exposed and you will not enjoy the feeling of learning the extent to which you have been duped. When all the players who make up the role of the Wizard of Oz are exposed, you will be shocked at the seemingly good guys that are part of the hoax and to what extent they have been working with those who you may have suspected all along were not so good.

As this exposure continues, you will question the reality of everything. Therefore, you will need your loved ones close by. So again, we caution you to be very clear about who your loved ones are and keep them close as you will need one another for support and solace as the emotional roller coaster of your life gets a little more scary. Remember that a roller coaster goes up and down and for each down there is an up. You will experience higher ups and lower lows than you ever thought possible. And things will continue to go on in that way as you begin to feel that you are living in a fun house that does not feel so fun but just gets weirder and weirder. And each time you begin to despair, there will be another up that assures you that the reality you are moving into is so much better than anything you have yet experienced. Trust that.

Your beliefs create your reality so choose your beliefs wisely and well. And you are completely at choice as to what to believe. Our suggestions: Believe that the mass exposure that is happening is happening for the highest good. Once all is exposed, you will be more well-informed about everything that is possible for you to know, and you will not feel so small in terms of your personal power. You will feel small in relation to the vastness of the multiverses that you will learn more and more about. And you will feel empowered to be a part of the Oneness of All. You will recognize that everything matters and everything has significance including you. Dear Ones, there are such wonders in store for you! It is as though your world/perception/”reality" is a tunnel you have been living in and right now you are fast approaching the end of the tunnel. Soon you will be at the end of the tunnel and you will discover the wonders and limitlessness of who you truly are and what THE TRUE REALITY is.

And so it is.

With All of Our Considerable Abundance of Love for You, WE ARE:

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A Message for Your Soul May 7, 2016

Channeled by Salena Migeot
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Dearest Beloved Ones,

We rejoice in sharing with you that there have been great developments in your world being secured by, with, and for the light. This includes legions of workers both on and off planet including extraterrestrial and angelic realms. These beings are following orders from Beloved Source to assist you in reaching the realization of your divine birthright. The changes are underway and will continue until you are living in total and complete oneness with All That Is. In order for you to realize your potential, it will be necessary for you to let go of so many perceived limitations. We ask that you stay in the highest vibration of love as much as possible.

As these changes progress, you will be challenged by previous traumas, emotions, emotional outbursts, illnesses, and stressors that must come up and out of you to be released once and for all. You have suppressed them and stored them somewhere in your mental, physical, or emotional bodies. As such, when they are released, you will find it is easier and more effortless for you to move forward without them than it has been in the past. In the past, it was more challenging for you to maintain new ways of thinking and being and you often went to great efforts to make positive change in your life only to backslide into your previous ways. This has changed as the universe now supports you powerfully in letting go of that which does not serve you and in supporting new ways of thinking and being which are truly in your highest good.

Whatever way you proceed, we invite you to think of it as your particular service to humanity. Whatever excites you, draws you in, whatever you are curious about is worth exploring as it most likely has a good deal to do with your purpose in this lifetime. If you feel that you don’t know what you want or where you are ‘supposed’ to be, or what you are ‘supposed’ to be doing, know that all will be revealed to you in divine timing. That does not mean you will be given a written invitation to the rest of your life. It does mean that the more you follow your intuition (inner guidance) and allow yourself to be led to the next step and the next, life will unfold in a way that you will not miss your calling.

The more you stay in your personal integrity and move through the changes in alignment with what you know is in your own highest good and/or the highest good of all concerned in any situation, you will do no wrong and you will experience no unwanted consequences unless you choose to. By this we mean, do not make yourself wrong about anything when you follow your intuition. When you follow your inner guidance, you are living in alignment with your own highest good and often your choices are prescient and therefore you may be blessing many others through the wisdom of those choices.

As your choices seem to depart more and more from the status quo or what you thought was true/right/in the highest good in the past, you will learn more and more about the true reality you are living in. Those who continue to conform to stale ways of being and doing that do not serve the highest good of all, will feel very confronted and very ‘wrong’ about many things that come to light. For that reason, we ask you as much as possible to question everything you thought you knew. Do not rely on what was. Rely on what is becoming. Know the old ways have been controlled in ways you cannot currently conceive of. As your benevolent guides, who love you beyond your comprehension of love, we are faced with the awesome task of lovingly informing you of the extent of the illusion you have been living under. This is a momentous task for us and one that we are proceeding with very gingerly as we do not want to offend you, insult you, or do anything to cause you not to trust us.

Your institutions of government, education, media, sciences, and medicine have been operating as though you are small children who need to be controlled and misinformed about the big bad world. The irony is that your very existence is based on a set of universal laws that are in place to maintain universal balance. These laws are quite neutral in one sense, benevolent in another sense. There is nothing about the universal laws that warrants being shielded or protected from them. Quite the contrary. If you were living according to universal law, your world would be much more balanced. You would not experience the extremes of poverty and wealth that you do. You would not experience the extremes of ignorance and knowledge that you do. You would not experience the extremes of control and powerlessness that you do. To the extent that your world is out of balance, you are living under an illusion. The reality is divine perfection where every one of Creators beings is loved and cared for and accounted for as worthy of His/Her love and divine abundance.

The reality is you have a long history of being taken advantage of, controlled, and manipulated in countless ways and those ways are ending. There has been a very long battle ensuing between what you might think of as the dark and the light. Make no mistake that the Light ALWAYS wins. In your case, in your world, one of millions of worlds throughout eternity, you feel that you are just living your life, trying to figure things out the best you can – be a good person, do a good job, and hopefully contribute to the world in some meaningful way. The reality is: you are a very divine being living out a divine mission to wake up at the appointed hour to play your part in a grand re-structuring of the light coming into greater prominence over the dark. The dark has been allowed to have their way for some time. Part of the evolutionary plan you were created for and into is to become a legionnaire of Light to help humanity advance beyond the 3rd dimensional ‘reality’ you have been led to believe is all there is.

As you awaken, you will remember your true divine calling. You will remember the skills and abilities you possessed in previous worlds and previous lifetimes. While not all of you are ancient souls, many of you are and you will be called into service to recall all the ways you have learned throughout many lifetimes to dispel darkness. The more of you that respond to this call and the more quickly you do so, the smoother the transitions will be for all of humanity. The suffering will be relatively short-lived given the ease that will be on the other side of it, but many will experience darkness in order to move through it. For some that might mean deep bouts of depression, for some it might be escaping into various addictions, for some it will be mistreating others just to feel a sense of power and control. There will be a great deal of uncertainty as you and your world shift into a higher vibration. However the darkness shows up for you, we ask you to call in the light often to assist you through the darkness.

Whatever you consider to be good, pure, divine, call it in. It might be angels, saints, ascended masters, animal allies, the elements of air, earth, fire, and water, the elemental beings or faeirie folk , ancestors, bodhisattvas, or whatever you feel is the universal force or intelligence behind All That Is. Some of you might refer to this as God but many of you have a very skewed sense of what God is. What you perceive as God never intended for you to treat one another, Mother Earth, and all her beings the way you do. If you truly believed in God, you would believe that every being is a part of Gods’ creation and therefore sacred. You would not have war, poverty, capital punishment, prisons, and so many other mis-creations. You would greet the sun every day and give thanks every single day for the grass and the waters and the birds, trees, flowers, and so much more. You would truly respect ALL life, not what is convenient or popular or politically expedient. You would not waste so much so frivolously and you would not give Mother Earth the burden that every one of you contributes to every day to bear.

And so we ask you to communicate with whatever you deem pure and good, including an expanded version of what you perceive as God knowing that He/She is truly compassionate and does not hold any wrath, ire, or anger toward you or anyone else for anything you have done in this or any other lifetime. There is no concept of wrong in the world of the divine. There is only what is. If you have contributed to something that is, that you perceive is not in the highest good, that you know you could contribute to making better, it is in the highest good that you do so. If you have hurt someone, ask their forgiveness. If you have not forgiven someone, do so. If you wronged someone, right it. If someone wronged you, let it go and trust that that is the highest and best response. Detach from the choices of others and be mindful of your own choices.

We invite you all to consider yourselves beloved children of Creator who wants nothing from you except for you to live out your divine expression to the best of your ability. We are loving you powerfully, Dear Ones.

And so it is.
The Collective of Guides

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We were watching an old Star Trek: The Next Generation episode last night. Capt. Picard et al were out to rescue a group of scientists who had been observing a civilization at a hunter/gatherer level. Something had gone wrong with their energy generator that created the illusion that kept their blind hidden. It had exploded and injured most of the people there. In attempting to rescue them, the crew of the Enterprise were seen, causing an infraction of the Prime Directive: do not interfere with or influence other civilizations in any way. The man who saw them was also badly injured by the defective energy output, so the crew took him back to the ship to treat his injuries. Their attempt at mind-wipe didn’t work. When the man woke up lying where he had first fallen, he remembered seeing “god” or “the gods” who had “brought him back to life”.

This created all kinds of problems for the Enterprise people. Two went down to the planet in disguise, to try to fix things and to rescue one scientist left behind. The people felt they had to deal with the strange ones; in their fear of “the god Picard” they finally decided to kill the strangers, for surely the “god” wanted that. The crew tried many things to show the people that they were human, not gods. Even when Picard tried to tell them the truth, the people still believed that he was powerful and could bring people back to life. Picard finally allowed them to shoot him with an arrow, and his bleeding convinced them that he was mortal.

Of course, this was all a metaphor for the more recent history of humanity, the meddling by higher dimensional beings and the legends that helped to create “religion” here. We can see how fear, especially fear of death, influences mortal people who have lost contact with their higher dimensional Selves. This episode came out in 1989, I’m sure to plant seeds in our minds to ready us for “first contact”.

This type of thing is still playing out on earth: religious wars, religious-inspired murder and mayhem. Hopefully these are the last-ditch efforts of very fearful people to get some control over the vast changes in energy that are happening here. Hopefully they will finally let go and let the Love flow. I will keep grounding the Love energy, and I invite you to join me in that, no matter what else is going on around us.

In Love,

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The Big Short

I just saw the movie The Big Short. It tried to explain what happened to cause the economic crash of 2007-8. What I got out of it was that these Wall Street people are addicts—gambling addicts. They lose all sense of proportion when they get caught up in the thrill of the game. It helps that they seem to start off with no moral compass at all. They don’t care who they hurt, what repercussions their actions—fraud, deceit, criminal behavior—will have in the world. Yes, true addicts. And they’re in charge of the world economy.

In the end, they won anyway. The taxpayers “bailed them out” and they all gave themselves bonuses. No one at the top went to jail. The common people lost their jobs, savings, homes. Somehow we’re supposed to be able to stop them. I’m not sure how. Perhaps the solution lies in a PARADIGM SHIFT, a change in perspective.

My favorite line in the movie came from a disillusioned member of the In Group. He’d decamped, “back to the land” style. A couple of young would-be players in the Game who knew him contacted him for help in investing in “shorts”—this means gambling that the current system would fail, basically. He agreed that it was a sure thing. He helped them. Later, after the crash, they asked him why he had helped them, since he no longer wanted any part of that scene. He said, “You wanted to get rich.” There was no “stuff” attached to his statement. You wanted to do this, so I helped you. There was an implicit “but I don’t care about that any more,” and you knew as he said it that he felt that getting rich was an empty goal. But if they wanted to try it, OK. There was no judgment attached to his statement. Just an implicit, “It’s not for me.” Best line in the whole movie.

It’s about perspective. Knowing who we are, why we are here, and not getting distracted by the bling. Addiction is all about trying to fill a hole in the psyche, a feeling that something is missing, so we have to get, get, get stuff, money, “love”, sex, religion, a guru, fast track to “ascension” as a kind of “beam me up Scotty” escape, whatever. It’s also about not wanting to do the hard stuff that gets you to the Truth, like soul searching, opening the heart, releasing fear, and taking responsibility for yourself.

Our whole society is set up to make addicts out of us. Then we’re easily controlled, and fleeced. If we have money, we want more. If we don’t, we what what “they” have. This is supposed to make us “happy”. The Pursuit of Happiness—it’s an American value and right, written into the Declaration of Independence. The common way to pursue happiness is to pursue 3D stuff—including status, ego boosting acclaim from others who are also pursuing their own stuff and status.

This lifestyle is enslavement, not freedom. It’s the opposite of living in freedom and love without conditions. Living from the heart and grounding the Love of Source is why I am on this path and writing this blog and teaching NPMDT classes, and making essences. This is why I am HERE. If you are following this blog, perhaps this is why you are here too. And perhaps this will make a difference.

Germain has told us, ““There is nothing else in creation other than freedom worth spending time on. Yes, freedom in LOVE. So stop searching. Look within and be free.”

In love, Phyllis

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As I was reading a recent astrological report from Lorna Bevan  this phrase jumped out at me: “Life begins beyond my comfort zone.” I can relate. Looking back at my own life, I can see that such times “beyond my comfort zone” have been the times of greatest growth. The trick is to recognize this while immersed in new and probably fearful and painful territory.

The comfort zone represents complacency. I LOVE my comfort zone! It’s cozy, predictable, won’t push my buttons or push me beyond my perceived limits. It’s a great place for a rest. It’s also eventually boring. Why are we here? To feel comfortable? Or to experience life as a human in its fullest possibility, as a part of and representative of Source? I’m sure it’s the latter.

I’m not talking about drama, here. We create drama when we want to avoid dealing with something outside the zone. Drama drags us back into the zone, and is another form of it—a distraction from discovering and facing truth. To many, pain and suffering represent the comfort zone, because they are familiar and “predictable.” We can avoid self-searching and self-knowledge, we can avoid taking responsibility for ourselves, by immersing ourselves in drama and victimhood.

I remember John Armitage once telling a story about when he started teaching Shamballa as Master Germain wanted him to, helping people move beyond Reiki. Those who felt challenged by his teachings, who were afraid of losing comfortable doctrines and ways of doing things that they held dear, or perhaps just losing their livelihood, protested. Some sent hate mail. As he was driving to teach somewhere in Europe, he was remonstrating to Kuthumi (John often has conversations with multidimensional Masters on his road trips). “Why should I continue with this project? Look at how these people are reacting!” etc. etc. Kuthumi came back with, “My friend, you are not here to become the world’s most popular person.” John says that got him back on track. Yes, he was outside his comfort zone. John usually is. He’s learned to live there, and that is the mark of mastery.

One of my favorite quotes is from Neal Donald Walsh’s Conversations With God:

The reason that the true master does not complain is that the true master is not suffering, but simply experiencing a set of circumstances that you would call insufferable.

I’ve got that one up on my bathroom mirror, staring me in the face every morning as I wash the sleep out of my eyes and the dream-webs out of my brain. There are many times in my life that I have found myself muttering, “I’m merely experiencing! I’m merely experiencing! I’m merely experiencing!” Such as the time my car died at a stoplight in the middle of a 4-lane highway (it turned out a tow truck had pulled up right behind me. THANKS, universe!). Or when my house burned down—and two years later my temporary house as well. Or last week when the water froze and the chimney got stopped up, all during minus 20 degree weather. That time I was shouting “What the bleep am I supposed to be learning here!” Not my finest moment.

Once we can get over ourselves and laugh during such experiences “outside our comfort zones” we are on the way to mastery, to living a joyful life, to experiencing life on earth as a true human and a spiritual being having a human experience.

So, pat yourself on the back when you remember to be thankful for those times that life pushed you outside the comfort zone. Laugh at yourself when you remember times that perhaps you went beyond merely experiencing, and those around you learned a few new words. You’re human! But not ONLY human. And human is a pretty cool thing to be.

In love & light, Phyllis

Photo: Phyllis at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Beyond Your Cosmic Parachute workshop with John Armitage
July 23, 24, 25, 2016
Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105 contact: