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July 21, 2012 Edition
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SPECIAL AWARENESS ZONE

ACCEPTANCE
Accept everything about yourself ... EVERYTHING!
We are who we are as spirit in human form and that is the beginning and the end ...
No apologies, no excuses, no regrets ... just BE yourself.
~ the Center of Light & Serenity

Introduction
To Awareness

Self-Love = Self-Worth

Our sense and appreciation of the worthiness we hold for ourselves is the foundation upon which we build enriched lives for ourselves. It is the single most important determinant of the health, abundance and joy we allow to come into our lives.

Our worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved, because as spirit incarnated in form as a human being, we are innately worthy. However, we may not perceive ourselves to be worthy, based on any number of reasons or events we've experienced in our lives. If we doubt our self-worth ... consciously or unconsciously ... we are limiting the good things we will allow into our lives. Subconsciously, we actually will choose or attract into our life the circumstances we believe we deserve based on our self-worth and nothing more. It's as simple as that!

Self-worth is based on self-love ... the overall sense of the value you hold of yourself ... by how worthy you consider yourself to be. Self worth is not the same as self-image or self-confidence. We can put on new clothes and feel good about ourselves, but deep down in our subconscious, this doesn't alter our self-worth.

Please ask yourself this question ... "How deserving am I?" As said, you may not be aware of how you perceive your self-worth, so take some time to explore this issue by going within, if not now, some other time. Doing this will help answer these questions:

- Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
- Do you put out a false persona to look good to others?
- Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
- Do you have a need to please others?
- Do you find yourself buying gifts to show your love to others?
- Do you value other people's time more highly than your own?

If you are truthful and find yourself saying "Yes" to any, if not most of these, you most likely have low self-worth. We can only give the love to others that we possess or have for ourselves. We set limits on ourselves and over react to the needs of those we love by doing and buying things to show our love and perhaps become worthy of theirs. These are limits we set on ourselves because of what we believe we deserve to receive in life ... but do not despair. We all doubt our self-worth to some degree. The important thing is to become consciously 'aware' of the fact that we have set limits. Only then are we able to begin letting them go by moving this awareness to our heart ... by turning it into a knowing, and trusting that this is an illusion and not the reality of who we really are as soul.
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FALSE TRUST
Have you ever decided not to TRUST a loved one because you
were so afraid of losing the TRUST you already had with that person?
the Center of Light & Serenity

Today's Poem
Could You?
© 2000 Terri McPherson
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Could you describe the sky
to a person without sight,
the gift of shades and shadows
you receive each day and night?

Could you depict the freedom
of walking down the street
to a person who has never
had the use of their two feet?

Could you express the comfort
of sleeping in a bed
to someone who does not have
a place to lay their head?

Could you explain the pleasure
of a satisfying meal
to a child who has never known
the fullness that you feel?

Could you, in all honesty,
with good and truthful measure,
say that you are thankful
and consider life a treasure?
Could you?
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BLAME
"When we blame, we give away our power."
-- Greg Anderson

Acting Our Authentic Self On The Stage Of Life
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

We've had many clients over the years ... people like yourself who join the path to awareness; primarily in an effort to find that there must be more to life than what they've experienced over time. The real satisfying part of working with these people is when the day comes that they no longer need us ... when we've shared with them all that has been given to us and they've arrived at their own truths and have come to know and understand that we live in a world of illusion which is not reality, but one of duality that's necessary to bring out the contrast between the negatives and positives in our lives so that we might learn and evolve to greater heights of consciousness. What is most satisfying is watching them arrive at the realization that they have been living a false life and aren't really the person they thought they were ... that what they thought themselves to be was not real, but rather what was learned, constructed, manufactured and made up and placed on top of their true self.

But then, we've also had clients that leave before they reach this point ... those who choose to not let go of the acting they've done all their lives and being a part of the drama connected to such acting. This is where Shakespeare pegged we humans when he said that "All life is a stage and we are all actors." or words to that effect. How true, we are all acting in a huge play, yet this play has no script. We humans tend to take life seriously, and all the problems, challenges, crises seem to be seen as life and death situations ... and in some cases they are. But really, it's an improvisation because we make up the lines as we go. As I told my grand daughter just a few days ago, it's when we choose to really let go ... to feel our feelings and stick to attaining that spiritual awareness ... that we can reach that liberating moment when all falsity falls away. It's all about reaching that awareness of finding that we're doing things for reasons which make no sense. Only then do we awaken and can use our free will to choose a part that is for our greatest good and the good of others.

You see, in this world of duality where everything has an opposite, there is an upside and downside to truth that we create for ourselves. The fact is that we live expanding evolving lives and the whole purpose of attaining spiritual awareness is to expand, grow, express and learn how to live more and more at who we really are as evolving souls. To do so means we must begin by acting the part because it's all about the vibrations we put out. Which brings me to the main point of this article ... how it would really be productive for us as actors to start acting the part we want to play from here on out through that which we've come to know as the ascension. It will help us move into it in a very real way by aligning and balancing our vibrations.

Very simply, if we want to be a top salesperson, we would have to dress and act the part. If we want to be a fitness instructor, we must act the part of a fitness instructor by getting in shape, take fitness classes, and beginning to imagine ourselves in that role. When we create and put on masks of false personas, they take us farther away from being our authentic selves or expanded versions of ourselves. So, why do we find ourselves doing this? Of course, most of it is caused out of fear that we won't be valued ... fear of what people will think ... fear of not fitting into societal norms or be less of something to be loved ... you name it ... all of which relate to the self-love in the above article on awareness.

As we finally become 'aware' and then align our intent of acting and being our authentic Selves during the rest of this year, it will take an awful lot of energy to hold those false-persona masks together, and they will finally end up cracking. When our true Self begins to show through, we won't be able to keep up the illusion. When we get off the stage of acting the part of who we are 'not', we free up mass amounts of energy that can be used for more joyful and expansive purposes.

The bottom line is that 'like attracts like' and we cannot attract other than that which our life force energy vibrates. Come on, join Sandy and I in acting our true authentic selves. If for no other reason, acting and being our authentic selves will help us let go of those false beliefs that produce false personas. It is then that we will come to really love ourselves and send these vibrations out to others.

I close by asking you to keep Shakespeare's words in mind that the whole world's a stage, and don't choose to stand in the sidelines and watch, because that too is a role ... you're playing the uninvolved. Yet, if we want to make a difference in our immediate world, and in the planet on which we live, we have a responsibility to choose our roles carefully and with consciousness. Let's make this play a joyous, light-hearted romance with Life and all its members. There may be a lot of muck to wade through and deal with at first as the other characters adjust to the new script, but, let's improvise ... we can do it ... one word, one thought, one action at a time.
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HURT
Have you ever wondered which hurts the most ... saying
something and wishing you had'nt,
or saying nothing and wishing you had?
the Center of Light & Serenity

ON THE PATH
Measuring Our Vibrations

The neurons and electrons in our brain will trigger good vibes and bad vibes and our receptors in our conscience mind will react according and our subconscience mind will store theses vibes until we give them an electronic charge and act according to what our belief system is.

We can measure these through catscans and other neurological tests, or we can simply go on feelings and emotions. For example, the way we handle stubbing our toe can create a vibrational pattern that can measure our vibes. If we get angry and start to lash out, our vibrations will be negative and we will incur more negative events. If we say darn that hurt and slow down, and repeat "I will be okay," things will get better then, because we begin to put out positive vibrations and then attract more positive events.

Sometines what we perceive to be negative can actually be a posoitive. For example, according to WebMD, negative ions in the air can actually boost our alertness and mood. Negative ions occur naturally in high altitudes and near large sources of water, like waterfalls or the open ocean. These odorless molecules enter the bloodstream with the oxygen we breathe, helping our body produce serotonin, a “feel good” chemical in our brain. If you want to see how many negative ions exist in your home, test the air with a negative ion tester. This way, you can make an informed decision about purchasing a negative ion generator.
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CONSCIOUSNESS
Have you ever had a moment when you understood everything? ...
and then you regain consciousness.
the Center of Light & Serenity

SPIRITUAL INSIGHT
(a channeled vignette)
The Importance Of Awakening Now

When horrific events happen, humans are impacted at the moment of their occurrence because of news alerts and then you follow the event sometimes for days, as with the earthquake and tsunami that happened in Japan recently. Then, things begin to quiet down or another significant event occurs to take your mind off it, and soon you forget about it.

Well, unfortunately, it's still a sad day for many people as they try to put their lives together. As you saw with the Indonesia tsunami and other recent catastrophic events, it's easy for you to relate to how such things that were once important become less important. With the Earth being bombarded with new energy, you as a whole are experiencing changes in your vibrations; causing much confusion and fear for many. So, what's become most important now involves human relationships ... values of love, compassion, and sympathy that you as a whole are experiencing around the globe.

I bring you these words today to remind you that there is nothing to fear. In fact, there are tremendous opportunities for soul growth and transformation for those on the spiritual path; all of which requires you to re-think what is truly important to you.

While your short stay in the world of 3rd density, duality and time and space is getting shorter and shorter with each day's passing, it is best to live each day with gratitude and enjoy the moments you have with loved ones and tell them how important they are in your lives and how you feel about them.

I can't emphasize it more how important it is for you to be conscious of this temporary estate you inhabit and to stop wasting days in sleep-walking through life by giving care to material matters. Instead, reach out to those who come into your space and enjoy the moment with each and every one who crosses your path. Do it with love for the souls that you really are.

Events are moving very quickly now, and many of you ... including the young ... feel that time is speeding up. This feeling of time change will continue to increase as the events of this era unfolds. Stay grounded and focused in the days ahead, and take the opportunities that are placed before you to help the less enlightened ones to understand what is truly important by giving words of comfort and hope.

Plant the seeds of eternal life and let the acceleration of the changing times water and nurture these new thoughts. It is so very important for all of you to really live in the moment and no longer flitter away these minutes, hours and days that are so important.

You are the ambassadors of light in this world, and will be given much love and attention from the spirit world in your efforts to make a difference in the lives of those in your life. New power from on high is available to you. Drink it into your soul now and let it burst forth from you like a shining sun. You are all light anchors, and wherever you are, when you walk into a room, or into a group of those in your surroundings, imagine yourselves to be a sphere of light that is growing in intensity, filling every darkened corner of the room, and passing through every person near you, bathing them in this wonderful light of love, compassion, and sympathy.

This is a real spiritual outpouring of light and power that has a real effect on other people whose indwelling spirit will bear witness to the light. It is the soul that will receive this light and information to be used in these changing times that are now upon you. I emphasize the importance of this insight.
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A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next week ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-

May you come to know and understand that in all of our days,
our lives are always changing ...
and that to enjoy a rainbow, there must be some rain.
And may you accept and know that ...
it is through our life experiences
both the ups and downs ...
that we learn and grow.

Love and Light, Mike & Sandy

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