February 25, 2009

Aaron: My blessings and love to you. I am Aaron.

I wish you could see yourselves as I see you. I don't see people, I see souls, radiant, light, beautiful spirits, sitting here in this circle. You so often see yourselves as darkness and shadow and see such a limited part of yourselves, but you are beautiful, you are radiant.

Many questions have been coming to me about the state of the world—the economy and the seeming proliferation of violence in the world. What's happening in the world? There are various, I would not want to call them myths so much as handed-down stories about the year 2012 and people ask me, “What's going to happen?”

I do not predict the future. To do so is a violation of your free will. What's going to happen is what you create. You are here on earth to co-create either a very hurtful, painful, negative world or a radiant and beautiful Garden of Eden, as the world can be.

If the world can be that Garden of Eden, people can ask me, then why is there so much pain? There is pain because of the many choices beings have made, even by seemingly loving beings that have not carefully attended to their fear so that they are living more from a place of fear than from love.

The earth is going through what I consider birth pangs, moving forth into a possible higher consciousness and vibration. The earth is experiencing more of the oppositionality of negative and positive polarity than it has ever done before. There certainly are highly negatively polarized beings. They are not ultimately evil. Like you, they are on a path toward light but they are on a roundabout path that takes them into the darker places. These are beings that at this point in their evolution thrive on fear and hatred. And there are more beings on earth now than there ever have been who are deeply committed to birthing the earth into its potential as a highly positively polarized planet. It's no surprise that when these two groups meet, there's conflict.

You are here both to assist in this shepherding of the earth into higher vibration and consciousness and also to do your own work, which is part of that shepherding into higher consciousness. Your own work comes to you daily. Is there anybody here who has not experienced something unpleasant today? Nobody? I didn't think so. It might be physical pain, emotional pain, anger, fear, sadness, confusion. Maybe it came in the form of a rude person at work or a very angry and aggressive driver intruding on your road. Whatever it was, it brought up a contraction in your experience. Perhaps seeing the driver cut across so that you had to stop short, or hearing somebody vent their own anger and frustration on you, or feeling body pain which you are helpless to resolve, you experienced unpleasantness.

A contraction might have arisen in your experience, tension. Feeling fear, feeling anger, feeling pain, feeling aversion to the physical pain. You are human. There's going to be physical pain at times, this is the nature of the body. It has nerve endings. If you step on a sharp tack on the floor, ouch! Is there anybody who would say it shouldn't hurt? A drop of blood; anybody who would say it shouldn't bleed? Of course not, this is how the body is. Would you then take the foot and hold it lovingly and pull the tack out? Most of you have little trouble attending lovingly to the body in that kind of situation. A bit of anger might come up—“Who left that tack on the floor?” “Whoops, I dropped it myself.” Who is there to be angry at?

You attend lovingly to the pain in the foot and you wash off the wound and put appropriate medicine or band-aid on it. But when you have an emotional wound, when the person at the next desk vents his frustration at you and anger comes up, my guess is that most of you would have the thought, “I shouldn't be angry. After all, I'm a spiritual person. I shouldn't be angry.” But of course anger comes just like body pain comes. When the conditions are present for anger, confusion, greed or fear, they will arise. The question is not whether they arise but how you are going to relate to it.

My dear friend, V, am I saying anything new?  (V, who has heard these teaching for many years, is busy taking notes)

Q: But I still need to hear it.

Aaron: I know. Is it useful to write? (yes) Okay, you have my blessings.

Think of yourself with somebody who newly emerged into the earth plane, somebody who just dropped in from outer space and is watching to see how they do things here. They watch your boss or person at the next desk express his anger and frustration in an abusive way to you. And they watch you bristle and express anger back and they think, “Oh, that's how it's done here. When somebody pushes you, you push back.”

Or perhaps they watch that person figuratively push you and you crumple. “Oh, I shouldn't be angry.” Back away. “Oh, that's how it's done here. We turn our backs on emotion.” So you're giving a message through your modeling.

Now what is it you really want to model? If somebody pushes you, what is really needed? Not to punch back, not to collapse. There is a third alternative: to be aware of the experience of being pushed, or addressed in a way that's felt as an attack; to be mindful of it, to know it's unpleasant; to watch the tension come up in the self; and to offer kindness to all of this pain and tension.

This is your personal work. Almost every one of you came into the incarnation to master this lesson: to return kindness to negativity; to speak and act with compassion while remembering that compassion is strong, it doesn't just fold up and collapse. Compassion knows how to say no but it says no with love.

When that person speaks abusively in anger to you, it doesn't do much good to get into a “Did so! Did not! Did so! Did not!” shouting match, nor does it do much good to say, “Oh, sorry” when you know that you were not at fault because that just invites them to keep using you as a punching bag.  But one CAN say, “I hear how frustrated and angry you are. I wish it were as easy as just to pinpoint one finger of blame and say, ‘It's your fault,' but I think many of us must have created this situation. I hear your anger. I respect the feeling that you're having right now, and I wonder now what we can do to amend this situation.”

So you're saying “no” in a clear way, compassionately, hearing the other person and also making it clear, “You may not turn around and dump your anger and frustration on me. No!”

What I find wonderful is that for most of you, the learning of this is both your personal work in the world and it's also what the world most needs right now in order to bring it through into its potential of higher consciousness. When enough of you learn to say a compassionate no to your own reactions of fear and to those of others, to listen with an open heart but not get sucked into the stories of fear, then you really can turn this earth around.

This is why I said at the beginning, what comes next is up to you. Are you able, now, to say no with compassion to negativity and abuse? Are you able to open your heart to yourself deeply and with compassion when fear arises and yet to say no to fear's stories?

There's a beautiful story about the Tibetan saint Milarepa. It goes that he was sitting and meditating at the doorway of his cave when the demons of fear, greed and anger appeared. They had a hideous appearance. The flesh hung in shreds and gore dripped out. You could see the bones underneath and hear them rattle. They had a foul stench. They carried bloody knives and swords, were terrifying.

Milarepa took one look at them and said, “Ah, I've been expecting you. Come, sit by my fire, have tea.”

“Aren't you afraid of us?” they asked?

“No, your hideous appearance only reminds me to be aware and to have mercy. Sit by my fire, have tea.”

So much of your work is about inviting your own personal demons in for tea, and making friends with them. But, while he sat them by his fire, he did not get into a dialogue with them. “Shhh! Drink your tea. No talking.” Because fear, greed, and anger want to talk, they want to blame. They want to tell stories. You can learn to invite these demons in for tea. This is your work. How do you do it? Without force, with gentleness, opening your heart and being mindful in each moment, of whatever kind of fear or confusion comes up.

Let's expand this now. What about the world you are living in? What is happening in your world? And what power do you have to affect what is happening?

(some of the new guests are leaving)...I assume this was not the talk people expected to hear.... Blessings. I think sometimes people come here knowing a spirit will be talking and wanting to hear about beings from the Pleiades and many cult and New Age kinds of topics, but I don't really talk about that, I talk about what's present in your lives right now, and what you can do about your lives right now here on this earth. You don't need stories about outer space. Most of you find it much easier to be out there than right here in your bodies and in the moment.

This earth can feed everybody who lives on it. This earth can shelter everybody who lives on it. When people ask me to explain the present financial collapse, I can only tell you what I see, so this is my view, not some absolute truth.

There has long been a tremendous inequality in the world. Picture yourself as a loving parent with 4 children. You put out a plate of cookies, let's say a dozen cookies. The children are all old enough to count. Four of us, 3 cookies each. But the big one grabs 7 of them and the next biggest grabs 4. And the 2 little ones look at the one remaining cookie. They're about to take it and break it in 2 when the biggest one grabs it too, picks a little crumb off to give to each sibling.

You say to the two oldest children, “You must share the cookies,” so they give each of the 2 younger children one. You say, “That's not sharing.”

“I'm bigger, I should have more.”

They give another tiny bit. Finally as the loving parent you say, “Okay, that's enough. I'll take all the cookies. Give them all back to me.” You're not doing it punitively, you want to help the children understand that they cannot take more than their share and to look deeply at their fear and greed. You don't take the  cookies away and say, “That's for being bad,” you take them and say, “Please sit down and reflect. There are 4 people here. What would be fair?” You wait until the oldest says, “Please give each of us one.” And then you give it.

There are enough of you in the world now who are able to take that position of parent and say, “Things must be more equitable,” and yet each of you are still also the child saying, “Yes, it must be equitable but I'm a little better, I should have a little bit more.”

It's hard to contemplate. Could each of you, whatever your financial status, take ¾ of what you own and give it away to those who don't have very much? And could you then go into that ¼ that remains and give some of that if necessary?

I understand that there are many other kinds of questions here. There are people who simply take advantage and keep taking and taking, and one must learn to say no to those who would simply take without giving. Part of the new learning that's required is a deeper understanding of what it means to give and to receive, and the mutuality of that.

But what I think is happening now is very similar to that parent saying, “That's it! Give me back all the cookies. Stop and reflect.” When it's done with love, the reflection will follow, and people will begin to understand that when they take more than their share, it not only hurts the others but it hurts them, that everyone is connected and t6he pain is mutual.

This is not conceived as some kind of communistic redistribution of the wealth, rather it's a re-education of each individual to his or her deepest interconnection with everything else in the world. People come deeply to realize, “Everything is interdependent. I cannot benefit from another's pain so I must learn how to take care of my brothers and sisters who are in pain, how to take care of them in a skillful way, not just to give and give but to teach, to support people's creating their own abundance where they live.”

Part of this process must necessarily involve a gradual reduction and finally an ending to violence on the earth. With violence we still have people who are fearful, “My needs are not being met” and who have clung to a certain belief system, such as, “My religion is the only right way,” or “I am better so I deserve more,” or whatever the belief may be. And they're still willing to be aggressive to others.  This path involves major re-education. It brings us back to that question, if somebody is pushing you, how do you react? Each human who is beginning to be more conscious must learn how to respond to that kind of push in a wholesome way.

Do you know the story of The Hundredth Monkey? One monkey picks up a bit of food and it's sandy; he's beside the stream so he shakes the food in the stream and washes it off. Another monkey sitting near the stream observes him. He doesn't realize the food was covered with sand, he just says, “Oh, that's an interesting idea.” So he goes down to the stream with his bit of food and washes it off to see how it feels, what happens to the food when he does that. And he likes the result.

Several monkeys watch and they imitate the behavior. Pretty soon the whole tribe of monkeys is washing their food. Perhaps a monkey who lives far away has watched and taken the behavior home and it's happening here and it's happening there. But the consciousness spreads, even when out of sight, so a monkey far away catches the idea too. And then suddenly—the book is entitled The Hundredth Monkey but we can't say it's 100, that there's on specific number—there's a point where this consciousness catches on and this behavior is now a norm..

Right now the norm on earth is when somebody pushes, most people push back or else they duck and run the other way. When enough of you learn to say no with compassion and not get caught up in the energy of that push, this will become the standard in the world.

Those of you who are old enough, 40 years ago did you recycle? Did anyone think about recycling? 30 years ago, just starting to, perhaps, starting to think about it. Were you concerned with so-called greenhouse gases and so forth, 40 years ago? Were you concerned with the ozone layer? But now in this country, many people recycle.

Barbara found it interesting this year, this is the 6th year she's traveled for a month or so to a small town in central Brazil. In this town, trash has been littered everywhere. There are no trashcans on the streets. The children shred paper simply to shred paper. So there is litter everywhere. This year for the first time there were just a few trashcans on the street and people were picking up litter as they walked and putting it in trashcans. This year for the first time, in the pousada, the inn she stayed in, there was an attempt to recycle, to separate this kind of good from that and not throw it all in one garbage can. Wisdom spreads.

Here we're talking about something simple, recycling, but the recycling of emotions is a bit harder. How to replace fear and anger with kindness. Nothing less than that is needed.

I'd like to pause for a bit here and lead you in an exercise to give you a chance to experiment with this and then come back and talk a bit more. This is an exercise taken from tai chi practice called pushing arms. P and I will demonstrate it. I'm going to stop recording here...

(break; Aaron demonstrates the ‘pushing arms' tai chi exercise)

I have highlighted the distinction between pushing the energy back with aggression and simply offering the energy back. When somebody or some situation pushes at you, how do you respond? The future of the world literally is in your hands. Take this exercise home and practice it and then teach it to a dozen people, and get them to practice and teach it to others, so that eventually we have thousands of people all observing, “When something pushes at me, I can respond with compassion and kindness and yet with an ability to say no if that which pushes is abusive”

Remember, you are not intending to destroy yourselves and your earth. Think of yourselves as those children sitting at the table whose parent has just gathered up all the cookies. You're forced then to look at your greed. You're forced to recognize, “If I want to share in the cookies I need to be certain that others get a share.”

Let's say the second biggest child takes her 3 from the plate, offers the plate to the younger 2 siblings, but then the biggest child grabs 5, saying, “Well, they're smaller.” She might say to him, “No.” It doesn't have to be the parent any more; the sibling might say no. She pulls the plate back. “You get 3.” She doesn't say it with anger, she just says it matter-of-factly, “This is how it is.” You cannot have superabundance of food and a $10 million home while others are sleeping in cardboard boxes on the sidewalk, because if you do, eventually those people sleeping in the cardboard boxes are going to react violently. Eventually the economy is going to collapse. There will be wars and financial collapse.

You're also asked to look at materialism. This has puzzled me a bit. As your country explores how to pull out of an economic recession, one thing that occurs to people is, “Well, we need to spend more so that there's more money flowing,” but what are you going to spend it on? Are you all going to go out and buy an extra television, an extra refrigerator, an extra car?

Perhaps it can be spent on creating better care for the homeless and ways for the homeless to find jobs, such as building roads or doing other work that will support everybody. Perhaps it can be spent for education. The materialism in this country is quite extreme. And I think every one of you that lives in this very rich country needs to examine your own priorities. Unless you do that, you're simply the biggest kid grabbing one extra cookie and saying, “Well, it's because I'm bigger.”

What concerns me is that if this country recovers in such a way that everybody is going out and buying more and more and more, eventually it's going to collapse again because that's not a stable footing for an economy. Eventually you just don't need any more. How many TVs can you have in your house? How many cars in your garage? What can replace it? Creative thinking is necessary. What kind of wholesome spending can there be and which each of you would be willing to support to bolster the economy, without creating simply more materialism and more greed?

This is part of your own spiritual maturation, to look at the whole topic of greed and desire. I doubt if there's anyone in this room who has not at some point in the past few months been feeling a bit depressed or sad and gone out shopping to buy something, if only just a Coke or a magazine. “I'll buy something to make me feel better, something to entertain me.” Are you willing to look at that pain in yourself? I'm not saying it's wrong to buy the Coke or the newspaper, only buy it for the right reasons. Don't buy it to fill up an emptiness and divert yourself from feeling your pain.

When you feel pain, you are feeling the pain not just of yourself but of all beings everywhere in the world. Can you stop taking that pain so personally and learn from it? Fundamental human experiences like loneliness, hunger not just for food but for connection, for love, for safety, can you begin deeply to understand that humans and all sentient beings all over this planet are experiencing things, and some don't have the option to go out and buy a magazine or a new pair of shoes? How do you take care of them, because they are connected to you? And if you can't take care of you in an appropriate way, you can't take care of them. Are you going to start a campaign that says, “Let's find 10 million pair of shoes and give a pair to every starving person on the planet? Not useful shoes but slingbacks with pointy heels that they can wear on dirt roads. Let's get them fancy and glittery so as to distract them better.”

My dear ones, I'm not scolding you, I'm encouraging you. Each of you has the capacity to do this work. It is up to those of you who are already becoming conscious to lead the way. What is your commitment?

I'm going to pause here, give you 5 minutes to stretch and then come back and we'll have time for some questions. Thank you.


Aaron: Moving on now to questions... feel free to ask about my talk or about anything personal or any other area.

Q: How is the new course coming (the 2 year course)?

Aaron: We have had a number of letters inviting, how can I best phrase it? Let me backtrack. I have a curriculum written out. It is well-planned. I had a large response to the announcement in January and I believe Barbara intends a sangha-wide email to go out soon to announce the details of it. Word has gone out just to a small group, the Deep Spring teachers, with the curriculum, so it will go out now to a wider group.

For participation in that group, one will need to be ready to commit to the 2 years and have regular meditation practice and a certain degree of emotional maturity and developed consciousness. So I've asked people who are interested to write me simply about their meditation practice and about what draws them to the program. As I said, the planned curriculum will go out to the sangha in about 2 weeks.

It will be limited to 12 people. We've already had far more response than that so we will need to be selective for this first program.


Q: I work regularly for people who are dying and I wonder what particular things people need at that time to bring a presence that is useful and beneficial at the time of death.

Aaron: Are the people that you're working with people who are dying literally that day or week or people who are dying in the next 6 months? Longer or shorter?

Q: Usually that day...

Aaron: They need to be invited to express their fears, their feelings. So many people die feeling they cannot, even at that stage of their life, they cannot express regret over things, actions or words, in the past that they feel uncomfortable about, so they die with that sense of shame, sense of having been wrong, and they cannot feel the possibility of forgiveness from others and from themselves. They don't so much need others' forgiveness as their own.

I don't know what your work involves with them, but if there's the opportunity to talk to them it's very helpful to ask them, “Is there anything you want to talk about, anything at all? Anything that feels unfinished in your life that it would be helpful to share with another human being?” Just to invite, to let them know that they're speaking confidentially and that you are not judging them and you're not trying to fix anything, you're just there to hear. So sometimes just the talking about it is sufficient.

They need to have somebody who is willing to be present with their fear and pain without trying to fix it. So often people come into the presence of the dying person and try to cover up. They tell jokes to divert the energy, to not just sit silently but fill in the silence. One needs to be sensitive. Sometimes jokes are very helpful, laughter is good. But laughter not to fill in the gaps.

People are so nervous around the dying so they need somebody who's willing to just be there with the fear and pain, not try to fix it, not try to cover it up or push it away but just to hold space.

They often need touch. It can be as simple as just (demonstrates). People are often afraid to touch the dying person. Sometimes it's painful for the dying person to be touched so we must be sensitive, but if it's not physically painful, the caregiver or whatever position you are in can sometimes just sit and hold the hand, massage feet. Just physical human touch.

These are some of the primary things that come to mind. Do you have specific questions? Thank you.

The person who is dying may have a belief structure that's different than your own. Sometimes it's a more fundamentalist Christian structure where they belief because they have sinned in some way they will be going to Hell, and there's a lot of fear about that. At that stage you're not going to try to change somebody's beliefs, simply to ask them to consider that, if they're Christian, that Jesus, or whatever religion, whoever the basic figures of that religion are, that they taught compassion, and to remind them, “You can be compassionate to yourself.”

There are some very beautiful forgiveness meditations. One that comes to mind is from Stephen Levine's book, Healing into Life and Death. And I also have a forgiveness meditation on the Deep Spring website. You might find it useful to have such a book or print out such a meditation and ask the person, “Would it be helpful to read this together? Are there those people who you have not been able to forgive? Are there those you have wronged or feel you have wronged and whose forgiveness you seek? Have you been able to forgive yourself for being less perfect than you would have liked to be?”

The person might say, “No, I don't want any of that.” Fine, you can't push it on somebody. But people move the other way and are afraid to offer. If it's offered in a clear way with no grasping at it, no, “I want to fix your pain so let's do this,” but just, “Many people find this helpful, does this appeal to you? This may be helpful. If it is, I'd be happy to share it with you.”

There's one more practice that I've found to be very helpful with the dying, and this also comes from Stephen Levine. He calls it the “Ah” Breath Meditation. And it can be used with people who are not literally conscious. Are you familiar with it?

The person is lying down and you begin to watch the belly rising and falling. After a minute of watching, you simply time your own breath to the person's, and as the belly falls, you say, “Ahhhhh...” loud enough, not (loudly) “AHHHH” but “Ahhh...” gently in such a way that the person even not fully conscious, the hearing is still there and they begin to feel this connection, this vital connection with another human being. It can be enormously comforting to a person who is dying. They don't feel so alone.

Q: Would that not draw them to stay in this world?

Aaron: No, it doesn't, it just gives them comfort as they go through. So when Barbara has done this it's mostly been with people who were no longer conscious, in a coma, somebody in a coma but agitation in the body, you can see the calming effect it had. People just feeling, “Somebody is with me,” as they make this transition, “I am not so alone.”

A dear friend who was dying for whom it was far too painful to touch any part of his body, extremely painful, this brought a lot of comfort. With somebody who is still somewhat conscious, you can tell them, “I have a meditation practice that might be helpful, may I try it with you?” And do it for 2 or 3 minutes and ask them, “Does this seem helpful?” “Yes.” or “No.” “Do you want me to stop?” “No.” “Shall I continue?” “Yes.” So I'm not forcing it on anyone, offering it.

You'll find this in that same Stephen Levine's Healing into Life and Death. I would suggest you read it first before you try to do it. It gives instructions.

Other questions?

Q: I would like to know if you can help me, if there's a way of becoming more aware of my guides, my spirit guides.

Aaron: Do you have any direct contact with them at this point?

Q: Not at this point.

Aaron: The recommended process that I offer: find a question that's an important one for you. Not a mundane question like, what color should I paint my house? But a question, how can I be more loving to so-and-so who brings up so much resentment in me? Or, how do I invite more patience in my life? Whatever it might be for you. A question for which you have not really found an answer.

Write the question down on a pad of paper. Find yourself a quiet place to begin. Start by stating your own highest values. Perhaps to be unconditionally loving to all beings, to serve others for whatever is the highest good. Something that is resonant with the highest truths of the Buddha and the Christ, whatever resonates for you.

Make the statement, “I have this question. I invite guidance but it must share my deepest values. Others may listen but they may not speak.” So you're basically making a clear statement of who you're inviting in. You don't want negative polarized beings coming but only the highest energy that you can stably hold. So state that.

Then simply get quiet. Move to your breath, aware of the question you've asked but not really focused on it, “I need an answer, I need an answer.” Just open, receptive. Breathing, present with the body and the breath.

Probably within a few minutes you'll start to feel an impulse to write. You've got the pencil in your hand, the pad. Don't think about what's being said, don't think, “Am I imagining this,” just start writing. Usually when you write you're thinking of the words and planning what will be said. Here's it's more just an impulse energy and it flows out. It may be a sentence, a paragraph, a page.

At a certain point that impulse will stop. Just stop writing. Don't reflect on what is being said as it's said. Don't try to hear it, in other words, just write. But when the impulse stops, stop and read it. If it's useful to you, it will probably bring up an additional question. Ask the next question. <> So a dialogue begins.

Perhaps in just one session or possibly after several sessions, you'll begin to recognize the energy. It will feel familiar, like a dear friend's energy feels familiar. You'll start to recognize the energy.

That first session, if you've established a dialogue, or in a future session, you can then ask, “Do you have a name? How can I connect with you?” It may just say, “Friend” or “Teacher.” Be satisfied with that. If it gives you a specific name then that's a name you can use, but Friend or Teacher is adequate. It knows <who you are?>.

Then the next time you come to such a session, you sit, you again state your highest values, the invitation for the highest being, and you ask, “Is Fred or Mabel” or whatever his or her name is, of course it's an androgynous being, not male or female, but it will come with a male or female energy, probably, “Is my friend there? Is the teacher there? Will you speak to me about this question?”

Begin to bring your questions to this being and ask for guidance. If it's a positively polarized being it will never tell you what to do. If any being starts to tell you, “Do this, do that,” immediately take that as a warning sign that you've somehow invited something negative and say, “Thank you but no.” Step back and your next question might be, “Why am I inviting in negativity and how can I invite in something more positive?” State those highest values again.

Be persistent. Gradually you'll make the connection. Everybody has guides. Each of you has the capacity to connect with those guides so be persistent. And you each do have the capacity, perhaps not to have the guide incorporate in your body as I do with Barbara, or even to consciously channel your guides in terms of speech, but you each have the ability to hear it. You'll be hearing in thoughts and then translating those thoughts into articulate speech. But a block of thought will come and you just write down what that thought contained. Trust that if you're not writing it correctly the spirit will say, “Please try that again, not quite clear.” Okay?

Let us have one last question.


No questions, okay. I would ask you to trust the present chaos of your world, not to be afraid of it. But instead to continue to ask, “How may I bring love into this situation?” Just to keep asking. I don't know your personal situations but I know there are many people who have lost jobs recently, people who are at risk of losing homes and so forth.

Try not to take it personally. It's not an attack on you. Sometimes one thing has to end before something that's better for you and for others has space to come in. It's hard not to be afraid. I'm not asking you not to be afraid but to be loving with yourself, with your fear, not condemning of your fear or trying to force away the fear nor acting out the fear. Hold space for the fear and just ask the question, “How can I bring more love into this situation?” That's a good question to ask your guides.

I do not see the intention of most of you to cause the earth to fall apart in a hopeless chaos and pain. I do see this as a period of rather uncomfortable transition. The way it is when you move from one home to another and all your belongings are packed up in boxes and scattered. You don't know where anything is, you don't know where you're going to sleep that night. You long for a new home but you don't know where you're moving yet. You're just living out of cartons and a suitcase. It's chaotic, it's uncomfortable. But you know eventually you're going to have a new home. Trust.

Thank you for inviting me into your hearts tonight. It's been good to share with you.

My blessings and love to you all.

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