Posted in Inspiration, The Truth of our Being

No Qualifications Necessary

I’m not interested in your titles or your qualifications.  I don’t want to see your certificates.  I don’t care where you trained, I just need to feel your energy to know whether you are right for me.

I believe that the deepest learning happens outside the structured world of accreditation. That the ones with little or no education, the unindoctrinated, the self-taught, they understand things that academics have been stripped of. To be self-taught means there’s nobody driving your passion, only yourself, propelled by a thirsty desire for knowledge for its own sake, drinking everything in because you can’t get enough. We call such people amateurs, never underestimate an amateur, I say.

So, don’t give me material evidence of your worth, I will know your worth from feeling your energy and by your actions.

If you spent all your time going from course to course, collecting titles that say you’re a master of this, an expert in that, then I wonder, are you about ego, developing an outward appearance that validates you?  What does your bit of paper mean, really?  That you paid money and went through those hoops? Going through the hoops doesn’t necessarily mean you’re good at it.    

What has life taught you?  What has love taught you?  Just five minutes spent with you whilst you do what ignites your passions, express what your soul is here for and I will know whether you are a master of your trade.  I will not hold it against you if you didn’t have the opportunity or the money to do the courses that say you are competent and to be trusted.  Many that have those titles are not right for me and many that don’t are my supreme masters and teachers.  Indeed, most of my teachers these days reside on a different plane of existence and they don’t give out certificates. But what they teach and how they teach it, that is pure magic and has transformed me from the inside out. The best teacher of all is the universe of life.

If you haven’t got the paperwork that says you can do the thing your soul is here to do, don’t give up and don’t despair.  Follow your heart, you are on the right path, your path.  Be true to you and don’t worry about societies’ rules, they may not be meant for you.  What’s meant for you will find you.  If you have a gift, people will come to your door.

Ask yourself, are you chasing someone else’s idea of success? Training isn’t enough and often, isn’t even required. What is needed is integrity, love, talent and passion, qualities that cannot easily be trained or tested for. It’s not some accreditation organisation made up by a bunch of people that have the right to qualify you for your soul’s calling, it’s you and the universal energies of the divine source. You are already worthy and nobody else can quantify that. Nobody else.

There are many routes to go by and the solitary path of the seeker for truth may be the one that creates the great master.  

Here’s a wall of names, all people who failed before they made it and some of them have no qualifications for what they do at all. Good job they didn’t give up because these people and many more have a lot to give:

Thomas Edison; Albert Einstein; Steven Spielberg; Walt Disney; J.K. Rowling;

Abraham Lincoln; Dr Seuss; Oprah Winfrey; Stephen King; Vincent Van Gogh;

Elvis Presley; Charles Darwin; Frida Kahlo; Louis Armstrong; Bob Dylan;

Janis Joplin; Henry Ford; William Shakespeare; Jim Carrey; Richard Branson;

Grandma Moses; Malala Yousafzai; Ada Lovelace; The Wright Brothers; Mother Teresa         

Posted in Inspiration, Personal Story

Going Through The Darkness

How bad can it get, the dark side?  How bad has it got for me?  How bad has it got for you?  How wounded are we?  How damaged do we feel? 

I and several others I know, to varying degrees, have been through the dark night of the soul.  That dark night might last years, which is a long time to believe you are losing it, that you have finally flipped and no longer have a grip in normality or sanity.  Days of lethargy, anxiety and dread, nights of despair, deep depression and profound aloneness.  Losing the ability to perceive truth from illusion, to know your own mind, to trust your instincts.  Losing perspective and one’s inner compass.  Losing stability, balance and grounding.  Losing hope, faith and love.  Arriving in a dark hole where the only thought you have is the deep desire to not live another day.  You wonder if it’s time to see a psychiatrist and take the drugs, if you haven’t already, you cleanse your home and all your possessions for fear you’ve been cursed.  And you pray, oh, how you pray, not realising your prayers were always being answered, even though, no, because nothing changed.  Yeah, it got bad enough. 

When I felt like that, day after day, I felt like a failure.  I believed I was worthless and that nobody could possibly love me.  But then, I couldn’t love myself.  I was supposed to be strong, to be spiritually evolved (huh) and I was supposed to be better than that (yeah, I know).  That’s in the past, but not that long ago and I write about it now because, if you are or ever have felt like this, I want you to know you are not the only one and it’s a lot more common than you would believe. 

And it does end, however bad, crazy, difficult it gets, it’s okay.  Don’t fight, just let it flow and be with it.  Hold space for it, as crazy as that may sound.  If you can, it will be over sooner and you will learn and heal faster.  I was slow on the uptake, I was a fighter, I made a lot of fuss and indulged in my suffering like a fool.  I always did take the long road.  I know better now, at least, I’ll find out the next time it comes around.  At the time, everything went out the window.  The darkness obscured it all.  I got involved you see, engaged with pity, fed my story and indulged my victim self.  I listened to my inner judge and fought like a wild animal when I should have lain down with it like a lamb, sat with it, invited it in, loved it as the teacher it was.

Now, I look back over that time and can see the lessons, I see the landscape I walked through and how I was finally unburdened by my journey through darkness.  Now I know every moment was a gift, truly. I called for it, I asked for the fast-track to my spiritual evolution and got it.  Now, I can say I love myself and finally, I no longer give myself away. Now, I will meet you in a space called love and share my light, my energy, but it won’t deplete me because I am whole and there is nothing I need that I can’t find inside of me.                          

Posted in channelled message, Lord Buddha

Message from Lord Buddha: 1

“Beloved, this is Lord Buddha, bringing you forth a message.  I wish to discuss your ascension transformation expression. It is acceptable to fail with all you are doing.  Believe, henceforth, and your experience will improve. Imagine a diver, diving off a high diving board.  He is learning and practicing and he is getting the complicated dive wrong many times, over and over again, until finally, he makes the perfect dive.  Once his body knows how, he will make that dive over and over again.  It is important to let go, to trust completely, to grow and gain confidence.”