Friday, January 2, 2009

The Council of Light: Prepare for the New Year

The Council of Light: Prepare for the New Year
through Rebecca Couch
December 31, 2008

Greetings, beloveds. It is always a pleasure to be with you in this way. We join you in the light of consciousness; we join you in the presence of love, for that is all there is. Love is all that you are. It is important to remember this above all else. So there is always the state of forgiveness as it is as ever-present as love. It is an absolute in this way and must be applied, given, called upon, requested, prayed for, assumed and directed as daily practice. Forgiveness is not a supplication; it is the great power of love. It is the great healer, the neutralizer, the magic elixir, the reset button. It is the ointment of the return to innocence and purity, a rebirth, a second chance. And with each new day comes just this opportunity. The tarnish of past errs, real and perceived, holds you down. It holds you back from being the full expression of who you are. You fell and got dirty and now you believe that you are dirt. Far from it! Forgive. Ask for forgiveness and receive it knowing that it is so. It is done. By using it and praying it and being it and knowing its great power, you will lift yourself and all others in your experience in this powerful blessing. You are not bad, you are not unworthy, you are not less than, you are not a disappointment, you are not a failure. What if each sunrise meant that you were perfect and could start again? Each breath is another chance. So take it. Become it.

There is so much weight upon the world and the nations and the cultures and the communities and the families and the people, that this heavy blanket of old junk must be removed and there is no greater way to melt it than by forgiveness. And of course, it must begin within. In your innocence, you fell, got dirty, got in trouble for being dirty, believed you were dirty and so returned to the mud to wallow. Simply get up, brush yourself off and forgive. You won't know what it is until you experience it, so don't worry about not knowing. Just trust in its power. It is forgiven. You are forgiven. I am forgiven. It is like freeing yourself from jail after having the key all along, but it's okay - you are forgiven! It is like a thousand pounds being lifted from your shoulders. Can you imagine the power of just two who have done this and are then able to recognize it in each other and so the contagion continues?

Melt the burdens of the world through forgiveness on this day and all days and then watch what miracles can take place when all are not hiding under the weight of shame and guilt and unworthiness and all of those gloomy burdens? Allow forgiveness into each cell of your being and therein you will find the light! It is like bathing in a glorious waterfall of light, stepping out renewed and shining your true capability farther than ever before.keep clearing the blanket until your greatness shines. It is there, just covered in old crap from the past. Today is a new day.

And so on this last day of 2008, it is a perfect time to press the reset button before beginning anew tomorrow. Sit, like a native elder, wrapped in the blanket of your experience, around the campfire. Draw to you the memories of this past year and let them all just be what they are inside your heart. Send the ones filled with light to the fire in gratitude. The heavy ones, melt the outside with forgiveness to reveal the light and send them too to the fire in gratitude. Purify in forgiveness and gratitude to prepare to begin again. And now, free of the old burdens, allow yourself to imagine what takes place in the perfect year ahead. Now it is time to dance it into creation!

We know that our words and images seem trite compared to the weight of the burdens you carry. We know it can sound simplistic at a time when you cannot see through to the innocence and the light and the power that you are. But we know that you are resilient and filled with greater possibility than you are aware, so allow us the faith of simple metaphor. If we came across as brutal sporting coaches or military sergeants, you are less likely to pay attention, but we may consider it!

Just do what you can to not give up, at any time in any way. If you stumble, forgive yourself and the situation and all others involved, and keep on keeping on. The weight of the world will be lifted one act of forgiveness at a time. Let this be your service today and all days.

As you mark the turning point of one year to the next by one day to the next, we celebrate all that you do for the whole. We say, go team go!

With love and abiding blessings for a miraculous 2009, for it will be so.

The Council of Light (of course we are within!)

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