Looking for Joy (in all the wrong places)

Often on summer mornings I sit on the front porch swing, enjoying the quiet and a cup of freshly brewed coffee. But this morning there was something different as I was suddenly struck by how much simple pleasure I had in feeling the light, cool morning breeze on my face along with the aromas from the various plants around my house. I became acutely aware of the sounds of life: a baby crying in the distance, cicadas chirping loudly, young men and women on their morning runs, the swish of tires on the pavement as folks went about the business of the day.

Tears welled up into my eyes as I just sat swinging gently to and fro taking it all in and reveling in the small pleasure of the moment. I became aware, clearly for the first time in my life, that I was in the midst of Joy Itself. As I opened further to this new awareness, my Soulself began to speak quietly, the way She always speaks to me.

“Terry, this is what we have meant by the word, ‘Joy.’ For so long you have been thinking about and seeking the meaning. You thought Joy was a new car, a new lover, a trip to the mountains, a stroll along the beach, attending the next spiritual workshop, or some grand, exciting epiphany. Yes, it’s true these things are “enjoyable” but you know they last only for a time. These simple joys you are experiencing in this now moment are joys that last from each moment to the next.

It is so simple, this Joy. It has been with Us, you and me, forever. We have always been here with you, waiting for this moment when you could once more feel Us around you. You see, when you feel Us, you feel everything. Your awareness encompasses all of Life, just as in our past life experiences as First Peoples. You experience the Earth for She is Life. Life is not just what you call ‘natural’ things. Life is all, even the scent of automobile exhaust fumes that are carried to you on the wind currents.

To embrace life, is to simply embrace everything even those things you judge as bad or wrong or unnatural. Everything is natural regardless of what you think. So many times you looked for Us in other things and other places, but here We were—and here We are. YOU are the Joy you’ve been seeking. Joy that we speak of is the awareness of Now. This is the sweetness of Life. This is Joy.

And so, dear one, let me take your hand and walk with you into Now, into Joy of Being.”

I just sat there swinging, allowing myself to settle into this new and simple Truth. I remembered touching this Joy from time to time and how I dismissed it, thinking there had to be more to it. But there isn’t really. At least not for me. There is such peace and guiet in this Joy. Of course, my mind still wants to question and analyze. But here we are, my Soulself and I, holding hands and breathing Life together.

You Are It

For many years we have given you information about many things that are occurring on your beautiful planet. We have told you what to expect with changes in your biology and in your Earth. All these things continue to unfold even as we speak.

But there is more that we want you to know. Information alone does not enable integration of the facets of you that you created over many lifetimes on Earth. You have integrated many of these facets into your Soulself but there are more. If information alone were the answer, you would have become whole a long time ago for information has come from many sources and messengers over the ages but the information that you seem to be less accepting of is the need for integration. Some of you do not accept the truth of “incarnation.” Some of you still hold to the belief that if you study hard enough you will find what you are looking for. Some of you still hold to the belief that there is someone or something which will deliver you from the world you created.

We remind you that there is a simple way that you can undertake which will assist you in integrating your facets or parts of you that still exist separately from you energetically speaking. Conscious breathing brings the strength of your Soulself closer to your physical life. Integration is the process of bringing back together all the various parts of you that are scattered across lifetimes on Earth. These aspects desire to come home to YOU. They are tired and are ready to be integrated but they await your direction. Some are waiting to see if it is safe enough. You see, you are the one they have been waiting for. You, the awakening one in this particular lifetime, is charged with the integration of your aspects. It is you who must give permission and at times direction to those facets that come forward to see if you are ready.

Conscious breathing is the way in which you can begin to trust your Soulself enough to begin working with her in the integration of aspects. Aspects will come forward in many ways. When you feel depression, there is an aspect or facets who have the energy of what you call depression. You can either allow yourself to become the depression or you can send that aspect to see the angel that is who you really are. The angel of YOU, your Soulself, is willing and able to welcome these facets home but it is you, the director, who must send the facets to your Soulself. You can say to those feelings, “I don’t have the answer for you, but she does. Go see the Angel.” You do not need to use these exact words. Use whatever expression suits you but the permission and direction are what are important. You could say, “Talk to the Soul,” of “Tell it to the Angel,” or if you know your soul name use it. The words are not critical, but the direction is. The words, sometimes spoken aloud in your own voice, contain the energy that you accept the responsibility as your own saviour. If you are feeling the energy of “sad,” direct that energy to your Soulself. You may do this over and over, for as long and as many times as necessary. There is no deadline or time limit.

If you will begin this program of conscious breathing and direct the distracting energies to your Soulself, the communication lines between you and your Soul become more clear. It is much like your Internet connections. Remember how at first you had dialup but now you have broadband with ever-increasing bandwidth. This is how your communication lines between you, the aspect of this lifetime, and your Soulself open and broaden. You are the director of your aspects, your Soulself is the director of all of you when you allow it to be so.

Use the Soul Breath to integrate. You see, you are it (see our previous message to you). You are the one who came here in this lifetime to once and for all integrate All That You Are into the oneness or wholeness of your Soulself. This is the message of Yeshua, the one you have called Jesus. His message to you is, “You are Divine. You are a Divine Spark of All That Is.” We remind you of his message because many of you were involved with the Christ energy for so many centuries. Let the true Christ Consciousness that is within you guide you on your integration path. Your Soulself contains Christ Consciousness and it is through the conscious breath that you ignite the fires of transformation. When you direct your aspects to go to the Soulself, the Soulself knows how to transmute and transforms those past life energies and facets integrating them, you need not know how this works, buts it’s how you become whole. You bring all of your creations home to your Soulself.

Home is not “out there” somewhere. Home is right here, right now. You are Home already and in awakening to who you really are, you experience the truth of YOU.