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Thanks for The Universe

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How many times do we say thank you every day?

How many times do we say thank you to our loved ones?

How many times do we thank The Universe?

And how many times do we have brief grateful exchanges with strangers, like the one above, that I had with a bus driver today?

I was wondering today how many times I have shared grateful exchanges with people through-out my daily life and how much is the sum total of that collective gratitude.

WOW that must be oceans of positive energy squared!

I must have thanked hundreds of bus drivers through-out my life-time, for the simple task of driving me to my destination. It’s a second instinct now and I feel odd if I don’t say a word in passing, when I get off the bus.

It’s always nice when the bus drivers thank me and others, for sharing their journey on their bus too.

It’s a funny thing but common everywhere in town, that brief exchange.

We thank the bus drivers, the taxi drivers, the waiters and waitresses who bring us our food in restaurants. We thank the workers in dépanneurs (convenience stores for those outside of Quebec and Canada) for selling us a pack of gum.

How many times did I thank the sellers of train tickets during my recent trip to Italy?

Oh so many train tickets bought, for hundreds of kilometres of train track travelled.

We thank people when they sell us something. We thank people when they give us information that we are looking for.

We thank people in everyday life and in extraordinary moments.

We thank people when we are down and they comfort us. We thank people when we share a smile in passing over some small moment shared.

We thank those who love us for being there for us. We thank those who love us for loving us, in good times and bad.

For some of us, we give thanks for the lessons learned. Even when the lesson was not easy to take. That is a gift indeed, to learn even when the heart is hurting from what life throws our way.

Oh and we thank The Universe, when The Universe acts in The Universe’s usual Mysterious Ways, pointing us in the next direction we need to take, through so many small signs and messages.

You can literally feel your heart expand when you give thanks, if you listen carefully.

That feeling of complete gratitude can expand until it brings tears of joy to your eyes, for feeling so much love.

Yes, a simple mathematical equation: Gratitude = LOVE +x.

The amount x is depending how large the gratitude you feel is.

A small thank you, for someone passing you a pen to write.

Up to a BIG thank you, for someone holding you close as you cry.

You have a choice to either multiply or add the x…but the heart will know what quotient is right to feel.

Giving thanks to the Divine Source for the blessing of living another beautiful day on this Earth?

That is priceless.

Much Love & Gratitude, Universe.
Anima Blue  🙂

Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet: Lightworkers and Lightwork

In some cosmopolitan circles in the big city, it simply wasn’t done.

You didn’t talk about it. It was somewhat taboo. When I hosted over 130 Meetup events in town, there were 2 subjects you hoped your gatherings would avoid: religion and politics.

Unless you hosted an event specifically geared at one of those topics, of course.

I remember one event that will forever be ingrained in my mind, when someone brought up religion at one of my events. Someone who seemed to be of a somewhat racist bent decided to talk about how Ramadan was a terrible event that forced children to starve themselves. This she said right to the face of a Muslim person, also attending my event. Ironically, we were all sharing a meal together. I was quick to diffuse the situation, changing the subject and smoothing over things with all concerned. But it made me think about how religion – and spiritual beliefs – are just not discussed in certain circles.

But where and when CAN you discuss spiritual beliefs?

I have been thinking about my spiritual journey lately. And I thought about how we all have that special moment in time, when as spiritual people, we decide to share our spiritual beliefs, with other like-minded souls, in a public way.

I remember when a wonderful fellow soulful traveller friend of mine decided to speak of her beliefs on Facebook. Do I or don’t I? What will my friends think if I post and write publically about this? Will I still be accepted by my friends?

Those were questions she asked herself. And those are questions I asked of myself as well, when I decided yes I would blog about God and my spiritual beliefs. And yes I would share my spiritual beliefs on my Social Media Channels and elsewhere.

At the moment I have just finished reading a most wonderful and inspiring book: “The Lightworker’s Way: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal” by Doreen Virtue.

In her book, she describes her struggle – and decision – to Come Out of the Spiritual Closet. You can read more about in this article she wrote:
Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet.

Once upon a time, I came out of the spiritual closet myself. For years, I have been having discussions online and in person with fellow soulful travelers and kept coming across this word: “Lightworker”.

Something about it resonated with something inside of me. Something about it felt right, like coming home. But for years, I circled around it, coming closer and closer without fully accepting it for myself. I spoke with and exchanged messages with many people around the world who identified as Lightworkers, in order to learn more about what exactly Lightwork was all about, and why people identified as Lightworkers themselves.

Until one day I finally said both to myself – and the world – yes I am a Lightworker.

But what is a Lightworker? And why do I consider myself to be one?

Google “Lightworker” and you will find hundreds of links describing what it means, with many different variations. The term Lightworker has changed since I began my own spiritual journey decades ago. Lightworkers are now everywhere and are found in so many different and varied forms.

I see a Lightworker as being a combination of a couple of different perspectives:

“Lightworkers are souls who carry the strong inner desire to spread Light – knowledge, freedom and self-love – on earth. They sense this as their mission. They are often attracted to spirituality and to therapeutic work of some kind.” from Jeshua channeled by Pamela Kribbe

“The term ‘Lightworker’ has been around for many years, initially used to describe people doing spiritual, humanitarian or healing work. The definition of Lightworker has evolved as our understanding & consciousness has evolved…..as we have evolved.

Today it is understood that Lightworkers are people at the leading edge of transforming human consciousness. They themselves are ‘waking up’, experiencing expanded consciousness & a reconnection to the infinite intelligence accessible to all via our inner knowing. In the process of their own development Lightworkers are influencing others & catalysing their awakening, even without consciously trying to do so simply due their increasingly clear, light & positive vibrational output. A defining quality of Lightworkers however is their conscious awareness, this is where their true power lies.” from What is a Lightworker? Are YOU a Lightworker?

What I would add to those definitions is that Lightworkers come from every faith and belief system across the world. There is no particular religion, but every faith and religion, that Lightworkers come from. They are the ones who are called to share their Light with others on our planet Earth. That common message Lightworkers have is that We Are ONE, united in LOVE, part of the same Divine Plan, sharing this LOVE vibration with fellow souls in order to uplift the vibrations of all souls on our path, in this life and beyond.

Why do I identify as a Lightworker?

For many years, I have been working on myself and one thing I have embraced is the fact that I feel the need to share Light with others. Sharing Light means sharing LOVE, that vast infinite profound eternal and bottomless fount of Unconditional Love that comes from the Divine Source, from God. Sharing the Light also within myself, loving myself unconditionally because I know I am a perfect creation made by God, with an eternal shining soul that is limitless and ever shining.

I have also always had the feeling and INTUITION (common among Lightworkers) that I have a Mission in life, in walking this Earth, that basically God means me to do something, and that purpose is to serve others – somehow.

The how and the details – that I have still to discover. But I am meant to do something to better the world we live in.

In order to discover my true purpose, I have continued my dialogue with fellow Lightworkers and possible aspiring Lightworkers.

I had a chat with a wonderful soulful friend of mine awhile ago, where I talked to her about how I was trying to discover my true path as a Lightworker. We have been friends for many years now, since the exciting early days of Facebook, when I connected with so many other inspiring souls in spiritual discussions. My inspiring friend, who I have learned much from, with her ever shining and LOVE-filled example, suggested my Lightwork gift lay in my writing, as she told me that I have written many inspiring things over the years.

Yes, my writing. That resonated with me. I feel that my writing is a soulful path that may be what I am meant to do.

When I read Doreen Virtue’s inspiring story in “The Lightworker’s Way”, she spoke of how she had an image in her mind of being published, and of writing spiritual and inspiring works. As she spoke of that in her book, she encouraged all who read of her journey who also felt the call to write and publish, to pursue what their intuition told them to do.

And so I let my words bring me to where I may go….who knows of the infinite possibilities to be found in my future?

In the mean-time, I continue to create various spiritual experiments, where I hope to continue the spiritual dialogue with fellow soulful travellers.

Last year, for a short time, I led a Lightworkers discussion group here in town, and it proved to be a most illuminating experience.

With that weekly discussion group, I had stimulating discussions on a variety of topics, with people from many different ethnic and spiritual backgrounds. From Zen Buddhists, to New Agers, Pagans, people following Shamanic traditions and more. What was wonderful was to see how our dialogue raised our energies where we bounced off spiritual ideas off each others, being inspired to new thoughts and ideas from learning from each other. It was like an amazing buzzing HIGH, speaking with others who had also been exploring different spiritual streams of thoughts for years.

That spiritual experiment was wonderful and I learned much from that sharing. I feel that I will continue that dialogue again, somewhere and some time.

Time will tell where next my spiritual path will bring me.

Namaste,

Anima Blue 😀


Video Montage: The Flow
Following the flow of the universe, with a photo montage I created. The song is "Twisted Hair" by Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble, featuring the sublime operatic voice of Sioux singer Bonnie Jo Hunt, who sings over the sound of crickets.
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