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(With great love…)
The only constant is change. What we are always dealing with is the unknown. What is our relationship to the unknown? And how do we create our reality based on this? Do we believe that “everything I need to know will come at the appropriate time?” Do we trust? Do we believe in a “kind and benevolent universe?” or one that is inherently “unsafe” and “out to get us”? Within each one of these belief systems is a wondrous reality waiting for us. Filled with the lessons we need to expand and grow our thinking and way of being in certain areas.
“Security” is a myth the way most people understand it. They think money, a home, a job, having someone to love them around and many other things can bring them security. This is the security that requires a certain reality to be upheld for us to feel secure. But once this reality is threatened, so is our so-called “security.”
So one could say that this is a “security dependent or conditional on something external to us.” Something which we truly have no power or control over. And thus we feel insecure, we feel powerless and out of control when events change around us and threaten this “security”. We continue to go through life looking for these forms of security to continue in this reality we have created for ourselves. And, we likewise move away from any possibilities which don’t seem to provide enough “security” for us.
Let’s come back to this point about the “unknown”. Let’s come back to the point about “trusting”. If we widdle down all the reasons why we want security in all areas of our life it’s because we have a fear of the unknown. We, our brains, cannot allow the unknown to continue peacefully. Underlying this discomfort is a lack of trust. A lack of trust in the divine, in the fact that the very fact that we are alive is a miracle in itself and we would not be so if some benevolent force did not want it this way.
When we remain in love and gratitude no matter what life brings us and follow it’s guidance we are trusting. When we kindly tell our brains, “thank you for alerting me to the fact that I don’t know the answer to this question but I am OK with not knowing right now” and “it will come at a timing most appropriate to me. I will continue the best I can without having this information.” then we are allowing the divine to do it’s work and we are honoring the fact that not we, but other forces that we are not aware of, are in the driver’s seat. We must learn to ask, watch and follow the signs.
Trusting that life is guiding us in every moment through our 5 (or 6) senses is very important. Learning to be at peace with the unknown is true security. No matter what happens, we are always “secure” in the fact that we are being guided towards our highest and best good and just must “let go” as changes around us take shape. Usually when we truly let go and allow life to move around us and take shape, it means we have reached a new level of awareness and new lessons and relationships are taking hold and the old ones, the “grounds for being” no longer there, move away from our lives. These are typically times of unrest and can be very challenging for us. Again, because we are attached to a “way of being” – a reality that we’re creating that needs to be re-created into something else. And that something else is usually more wondrous than we could have imagined.
All we need to do is “let go”. Just let go. Give the divine a chance. Ask for things- but with no attachment. Fear-not. You are always in good hands even though your brain cannot connect the dots yet why you are having this experience. You know that once you let go, and you no loner “need” something, it comes. Use your internal guidance as a reference – not your brain’s attachment to the way things need to be for fear if their not…. Come from a place of love to discern. (Am I doing this out of love or fear?) Nurture yourself throughout; nurture the placidness and quietness of the unknown. Attend to your needs and honor yourself in whatever small ways you can. Honor that voice within in each moment. Trust in life. Trust in the divine, Tao, God, Universe or your higher self. Whatever you believe. Be secure in yourself. Honor yourself and your needs in each moment as you pass through the great unknown.
Today I got a question from “Dave” on Facebook who wrote me:
Q: “hi lawrence, you may not answer this now that you live in the light, but it seems you came from the bronx and moved west, now you accept people are still down and suffering but you turn your back on them. you dress it up with talk of expressions and vibrations and lighht but as far as i can see you are still the same dog eat dog non caring sort of person that came from the bronx. as long as everyone loves you and you’re happy then the world is a beautiful place. sorry if i lowered the vibration level. as i say i don’t expect you to reply because you don’t associate with that vibration anymore. i hope you think about this lawrence because although i understand your need for self survival, and you have developed a very good coping mechanism, i would like you to acknowledge the real world. everybody does not live where you are and its not from choice. stop dressing things up with flowery language. i know that you know the truth or else i wouldn’t even bother to write to you. some people are born into privilige and they don’t understand, but you know better than that lawrence – you know the difference.
it could be i am wrong lawrence, if so please show me, let me have some faith in humanity please.”
A: Dave, I can only share what I know from experience as it pertains to your note which I greatly appreciate. What I have learned is that to be in the light is a choice in each moment. This does not mean that those in the light are less inundated with mundane worldly affairs and situations that attempt to pull them down. It’s just that they give them great love too. They do not acknowledge things which are seemingly “negative” as bad, and in fact are tested at ever higher levels than perhaps others, to stay in the light. I have seen and lived many dark things from my youth and even as recent as a few years ago. My life is smoother and more simple now. It is my responsibility to not entertain the behavior of others when not acting in their highest and best good. Yet they are still on my “send them my love and blessings” list. I have not abandoned them at the soul level. I have however chosen not to entertain they’re actions, words or deeds. The choice for one to be in drama and suffering is theirs. The choice for me to join them or not is mine. This is the clarity with which all things function. Again, as souls on their journey, they are not forgotten and in fact all souls have many guides with them to assist them at all times should they need help in any situation and can call on them at any time. This help far exceeds that which I can give. (I have tried to give many advice and help who did not want it until I learned that it is not for me to intervene unless asked.) And so like you, I am a great student of life and learning every day. I am also a keeper of the light. We live in the dualistic world where there is light and dark, good and bad, (or light and non-light) The light exists at a higher vibration as does love, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, appreciation, beauty, caring, service to others… These are the virtues that the world could use more of right now, don’t you think?
I do not live in the world which you call “real” – If you want to acknolodge the present day world of drama and suffering and watching the TV the real world, than you will dwell in that world forever. You have chosen this reality for yourself and go around reinforcing it every time you see something which disturbs but attracts you ever more to it. You WANT to think the world is bad because something in your life has not progressed to a point where your happy or lives up to your expectation perhaps. You have not taken the chances in life to make your life the dream you had always thought you could have. You have been complacent w/ life – not courageous and bold. You have not lived your greatest truth. You still can…. I live in the possibility of what can be. I live in hope. I am that hope. I live in the light. I am the change. There are many of us who are bringing the light to this planet. Our thoughts, words and deeds ore of the light. We acknowledge the dark every day – with love – and therefore transform it to light. We do not criticize others for we know it lowers our vibration and brings us more karma that we need to clear. This time on mother earth is a purging and cleansing both globally and individually. Great changes are ahead. I am the persona of someone living in the new era. I am in training to become a citizen and leader of the new era. The systems and things that you take for real in your world and society are soon becoming outdated and will need change. Your real world is falling apart. And my glorious one is coming to put love, and equality and harmony and peace and all sacred virtues and truths to bear at the top of the list.
There is great power in loving the self above all – and then serving from the overflow of this self love, and by living in your heart’s truth. Your power is in fully honoring yourself in every relationship, every endeavor, every action,word and deed. Your power (and mine) lives in honoring yourself. Do not expect a smooth life if there are areas that you do not honor yourself. Dark entities will attach to you, and change your perspective, thinking and instigate actions in your life to keep you down. You cannot see clearly, until you first take full responsibility for your life, and decided to improve it w/ great courage no matter what. Then ask your guides for help/ Live by your virtues and love yourself deeply. Every day more. Forgiveness practice daily as well. We all have much to forgive others for, to apologize for and ask for forgiveness for. Finally, do not overlook the importance of the choice I have spoken of. Each of us is choosing – consciously or unconsciously – their reality right now and in each moment.
I can only share what I know. Thank you for giving me the inspiration to write this. With great love & Blessings… LT
I am a warrior of the light.
My single focus is
to grow the light within me.
and to grow the light in the world.
I am a warrior of the light,
therefore when you speak negatively about someone or something
please allow me to excuse myself.
I am a warrior of the light,
when you show me dark, negative, aggressive or sexually explicit images in the media, TV, Internet or Movies,
don’t expect me to watch.
I am a warrior of the light,
when you show others, not in their highest light, blame or ridicule, call yourself “good” and the other “bad”, re-shaping morals and values in the mind,
don’t expect me to listen.
I am a warrior of the light,
Where you show pain and suffering and provide propaganda, prejudice and fear based messages,
don’t expect me to buy into it.
You have the right to do what you do
You have the right to lower the vibration of others.
You have the right to control the masses
I do not blame you.
It is your right.
Many are comforted and pacified by this.
It serves their attachments and beliefs well.
It serves to help them continuously avoid looking at themselves.
But I am a warrior of the light,
I must look at myself at all times.
Thus, I see through it. I see the truth beyond it.
I am here as a voice to help people see beyond the great veil.
I am here to show those who want to come into the light, the way.
I am a warrior of the light,
I only see others as perfect, whole and complete,
even though they may have temporarily lost their way.
I’m here to bring light and love, compassion and forgiveness to transform all situations
I am a warrior of the light,
I understand that there is nothing going on in any situation except light and dark.
Lower vibrations and higher vibrations.
Seeking it’s own level.
Seeking to connect with others of similar vibration.
Seeking followers who consciously or unconsciously choose in each moment which road to take.
I am a warrior of the light,
I know that in the lower vibrations there is great pain and suffering.
I know that in the higher vibrations there is great joy and peace.
I know that in the light, we have more power, clarity and greater abilities to serve others.
I know that one day we must all go down this path of great awakening and awareness.
I am a warrior of the light,
I have been in the dark most of my life.
I have suffered most of my life.
Now I am in the light.
Not always, but with my great intention and in my heart and with my spirit and in my choices.
I only allow light in the temple within.
I am a warrior of this light.
Each day I continue to find new ways to refine and purify and intensify my soul’s light.
I find ways to be more compassionate, forgiving and loving to myself and others.
I know the darkness does not exist in the light.
I know that hardship, pain and suffering do not exist in the light.
I no-longer resonate with dark energies or mass media consciousness.
I only resonate with the light.
I see beyond what is being said and view it as an expression of who is saying it and where they are at vibrationally at that moment.
I send them love.
Then I choose what serves me.
I am the change
I am the example
I am the expression of what is most needed in society today.
I AM love, peace and harmony.
I do not need to follow what is.
I am the potential of what will be.
After all… I am a warrior of the light.
I want to tell you something that serves me very well in my life. This has to do with Manifestation. In order to get what you want, we all know that we need to focus on it, picture it, feel it and really “CHOOSE” it, even if we don’t know “how” it will come about. This is the first step. What tends to happen next, once we’ve done this, is something that I’ve never heard written about or spoken about.
So here’s something very interesting to observe the next time you have your “Manifestation” hat on!
What happens next is that something, “like” what you want appears. It will come into your field of experience – it may come to someone else; you may see someone else receiving what you want, you may hear a friend speak of it, you may watch a movie and see it or in a store window, etc.
That means it’s working.
What is your reaction towards it when this happens? “Darn it!!! Why them and not me?” BEEEEEP You failed the test. “Wow, that is so beautiful. I’m so happy for them. Ding!:) You passed.
What also happens is this – and this is really the subject of this post. What happens to me many times is that something “like” what I want comes to me. It’s almost perfect except for this one thing…
Let me give you some examples:
* Someone in line in front of me gets the last ticket to the 8:00 show…
* It’s exactly what I want but costs much more than I want to spend…
* The apartment is exactly in the location I want, in the price range I want, but the owner or roommate I would have to live with has issues…
* I need money badly and get a job offer that would help me so much financially, but I just don’t feel it fits me exactly…
* I’m really lonely and a guy/girl I just met is crazy about me, but she’s not really my type…
Again, these are signs that something you’ve asked for is coming. But it’s also a test. What’s your reaction to it?
“I’ll just take this and when something better comes along, I’ll move up!” (Or I’ll fight with someone if I can’t have it.) BEEEEEEEP!!!!!! (BIG BEEP!) You have stopped the universe from looking. You have accepted what it has brought you – even though you may not fully like it. (You have also indicated to the universe, by your actions; I’m not worthy and deserving of better. Or you’ve said, I know better than you. Or, you’ve said, I’m in fear and not trusting that you will bring me better. So I must take what I’ve got now.) Again, you “Failed” the test the universe is giving you.
You reject it. (DING, DING, DING, DING!!!! ))) You “Passed”!
You kindly turn down the thing that is presented to you, even though it is so close to what you asked for you, could taste it. You may not know where to turn next, but you know that another door, even better, just around the corner is waiting for you. This takes great courage.
But it is only the courageous that truly get to live the life of their dreams.
There is no, “I’ll settle for this” until something better comes along later. Sorry, the universe does not work like that.
You must be clear on what you don’t want, indicate that, and only then will the universe go back, check on your order, and deliver it to you in a way that is even better than you have imagined.
There are many examples of struggling artists, business people, entrepreneurs, fulfilled loving couples and people from all walks of life who did not compromise on what they wanted, their values, heartfelt desires and held fast to what they knew they truly wanted and deserved.
I bring this to you as a gift. This teaching has served me well in my life. I hope you will digest it, test it, and make it your own to bring you the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Be patient. It’s coming. You have the total power within you to create it.
* Choose what you want from your heart.
* Watch what the universe is bringing you and be thankful and “get excited” whether it’s what you want or not.
* Use polite, loving rejection as a tool to hone in on the things you really want.
Blessings & Love for the week/weekend!!!
“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid” ~ Basil King
Here’s a great article that I wrote just a little while back that explains a bit about “Loving Yourself Unconditionally” – (you can read it later)
You see, it doesn’t “feel” good to give and ACCEPT love until we have reached a level of self love. Or put another way, love breaks down the filters that cause us to reject or resist love from others. We don’t believe them. We think there’s something wrong with them or anyone who showers us with such kindness and love. They must want something from us. We don’t trust people like that. We negate their sincerity or their seriousness or we cast a shadow on them to say they are insecure, inferior and the like. All this is called resistance to letting love come in.
Resistance “feels” natural because it allows us to stay at the same level that we are comfortable. We don’t need to open our hearts more. So when we start breaking down our internal barriers to love, via the simple exercise I’m going to give you, it allows us to entertain the idea that more love for us is possible. When we do it repeatedly each day, it lowers our resistance. Think of it like a mad love affair. In the begining, there is testing, resistance, distrust, but over time, the barriers break down. And hopefully the intimate love affair can begin and never end. Except this mad love affair, is with yourself.
“LOVE Shower” exercise:
In the shower or bath each day, as you soap up your body, instead of doing it unconsciously and thinking about something else, focus on your body’s parts and with your heart, mind and body, send it your love and say out loud or silently, “I LOVE YOU”. I LOVE YOU My Arm, I LOVE YOU My Shoulder, I LOVE YOU My Stomach. (These are alive, conscious beings just like you or I. And you have never said hello or spoken to them before. So now is the time you send your love, intimately to yourself and all your parts.) Continue with, I LOVE YOU My Face, I LOVE YOU My Hair, I LOVE YOU My Mouth, I LOVE YOU My Chest, I LOVE YOU My Neck, I LOVE YOU My Back, I LOVE YOU My Hand, I LOVE YOU My Foot, I LOVE YOU My Knee, I LOVE YOU My Leg, (Be sure not to miss this one: I LOVE YOU MY HEART! & SOUL as you pass over the center of your chest – heart chakra) with your hands, your eyes and your soap! I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU….
It doesn’t get more simple than this. At first it will feel strange. (That’s how you know it’s working.) Keep doing it everyday without judging it. (Remember, Judging is resistance and keeps you at a distance.) Please try this “LOVE Shower” exercise. You can also do it while exercising, stretching, etc. But the shower or bath is the best because usually we are the most relaxed and it’s our own time. The most important thing is to “Shower Yourself With Tremendous LOVE” whole heartedly, and earnestly with all your Love and Attention. Try it today!!! And tomorrow morning, And…!!!!
Understand that it is so Important to establish a deep LOVE relationship with ourselves. If there’s one thing that I see people in society suffering the most from, time and time again, it’s a severe lack of SELF-LOVE. We are all lacking in Self-Love which is related to Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, Confidence and the Like. Without these, again, it doesn’t feel good to accept the love of others – OR – to give love to others.
Thus, to be responsible stewards of this planet, humanity, animals and all souls, the first step MUST be to love oneself. It is a prerequsite to helping others. To keep your vibration high, means to initiate the Mad LOVE Affair of a lifetime – with yourself. Then you will begin to see your life and reality change. All manor of love will be able to flow to you from all directions and it will “feel” right! You will be at a higher vibration. You will accept it as normal. You will understand “LOVE People” and “LOVE expressions” which are nature itself. It’s your nature at it’s core. It’s all of ours. We are LOVE!!!
Please try thie beautiful LOVE Shower practice and let me know in a month or two how you’re doing…. I LOVE YOU, HONOR YOU & APPRECIATE YOU!!!