by Marcy Heller

Dearest Courageous Spiritual Champions,

The evolution of the Expanded Self is not easy task, and yet this is where we have landed. More expanded, amplified and evolved! However, even being awake, we struggle to stay conscious! It’s tantamount to being on a seesaw. We go back and forth trying to quiet our pain and fear. It’s a full-time job! One of the most difficult of livelihoods: perpetually waking. Certainly, we struggle so hard to be here, to stay here!

We live in the moments and opportunity now of daily Awakenings. This is the time to to be conscious of being conscious. To anchor The Light House Within more than ever, to take what was given and to unlock ALL of the Divinity within each of us! At times it is no easy task and certainly not for the faint-of-heart!

As Mark Nepo wrote in his book, ‘Surviving Storms’, ”We live in turbulent time. Storms are everywhere, of every shape and size. And like every generation before us, like every soul’s journey on Earth, we must learn the art of surviving storms, so we can endure and build a better world. The reason heart work is so important in surviving storms is that, as a tree needs to deepen its roots and widen its trunk to endure the force of unexpected storms, we need to know our true self so we can deepen our roots and solidify our connection to all Spirit and all life. Then, we, too, can endure the force of unexpected storms. This is especially relevant now. Every generation has its share of turbulence and chaos—personal storms, relational storms, life storms. And all the traditions offer practices and resources to help us be strong enough and kind enough to meet the challenges of our day. It is our turn to rediscover these practices and resources in order to repair ourselves and our world. All this is inner practice. All this is heart work.”

This is certainly a new direction: Collectively and individually we are all the new seekers. Now bigger, better and certainly much more resilient. This isn’t just a new year, it is a whole new energetic era here on Planet Earth. Moreover, we are now adjusting to these new energies largely because we are the bridge generation who are moving through the old world order into a whole new world.

In Paul Selig book, “Book of Truth’, he states, “Now we will say this for each of you. This is great cause of celebration. We are not talking about ruination. We are talking about a rebuilding of each of you as what you truly are. And as you are rebuilt, everything you see around you will be transformed as well, by your consciousness, yes, but by the collective that is no longer willing to agree to lies. All things that have been born in lies, all kingdoms and countries, all rules and laws, all things decided upon by man in fear to agree to stay fearful, will be rising to be met. And in the witnessing of them, in the seeing of them as truth, the lie disappears and what is left, finally, finally, finally, is the light of God. The leaving of the old and the claiming of the new is a grand gift, my friends, and all you are frightened of is the clinging of the old to what you’ve known, what you’ve encountered and held so dear. The life that you’ve lived is ending now, a new page turned, a new journey begun, and we are here to share it with you!”

We now have at our fingertips so many new tools and techniques to upgrade and reboot ourselves as we continue breaking old habits and become our newer selves. Keep tapping into that loving wisdom, it is there waiting for you within the cave of your own heart. We don’t have to return to that old way of thinking, feeling and being. In this new dimension it simply does not work any longer. Just know that you were breathed into this universe and how much magic is in the very being of you. Our perfectionism is destroying us as well as our mind-set of our own false perceptions of lack and limitations. I invite you to keep sending Divine Love in ever increasing measures to fill your heart and soul. Learn to have more love and compassion for yourself exactly as you are, your flaws and imperfections are showing you the path to healing.

We continue as never before to walk the incredible, diverse and severe path of the ‘eye-of-the-needle’.  Seeking to go beyond all our limitations, all that we have ever known, and taking the risk of getting out of our collective boxes at this very intense level by cracking through all that was familiar as well as the collective and ancestral codes that are implanted in our DNA. Along with our newfound freedom we now are aware more than ever that nothing can or will ever remain the same.

Especially since we all went through three of the most traumatic years ever! But who is counting? Even for those of us who are still entrenched in the old ways, we are coming to understand how this could be the most freeing and at the same time the most difficult thing – to release ourselves from the belief that simply because we have done something for so long we should continue doing it!

This is the most amazing time to start a new You ~ We are being given a new canvas to create our masterpiece! These times are giving us so many opportunities for doing things differently now that we are beginning to believe our fate of being as the Masters of our Universe. To finally accept that you are all truly magnificent beings of love, light and magical power. Everything we do as we co-create our new world is based on our intention and our attention to our own worthiness to receive. Change your thinking, and you change your world! To paraphrase from a very wise teacher, “Give up what no longer works so you can find ways to being closer to what is sacred and does matter!”

The old world is gone and still, one candle can light many, if we work with what we’re given and resist the suffering. Choose your most beautiful, blissful, loving and most passionate reality possible. We are the dreamers!  Let your imagination soar!  From a place of love and beauty, take your light and illuminate it far and wide into the world. I promise you that your heart will expand and open wider than ever before, your divine destiny will be revealed and your soul will simply soar.

What an incredible honor to be able to share my puffy heart and give birth to a new Divinely Loving Humanity with the most courageous, conscience hearts and souls to walk the Earth. 2023 may well have began with chaos and discord from the previous years; however, it doesn’t end with that.  Remember that in every moment as you align with your Higher Divine Self and embrace who you truly are all that illusion ends and your Magical Self eclipses that old paradigm of who you thought you were. Only then can you be grounded in the Light of your own Self-Mastery. I invite you all if it resonates to take pause and open your heart to the words of Rabbi Naomi Levy, from her brilliant book, ‘Einstein and the Rabbi’, “I believe that God is forever pleading with us, “Listen.” Every day we are being asked to do something we are resistant to doing: to look deep inside our own souls and do an honest accounting of where we are, and where we are going. Where am I needed? Have I strayed from the path of my life? Have I become self-satisfied? Have I stopped learning and growing and changing? Big questions. Heavy questions that require heavy lifting. And we’re all tempted to look away. But if we just take selfies all the time we might miss out on all the blessings waiting for us. And certain blessings can only be uncovered by digging deep. What’s a soulfie? It is our daily attempt to meet our souls. It’s our desire to cut through the surface distractions to get to know our own true essence. Taking a soulfie is the process that I believe is saying that we have the capacity to move beyond the self and our sense of separateness to a higher realm where we can perceive the greater whole that we are part of, the whole that unites all of creation.”