4-16 Flow: You are not your bindings. You are not your name.
No matter what names you have been offered by others, you are the namer and the re-namer of yourself. You are the chooser of your own True Name.
You are not this name. We rename you now as we know you are: You are whole. You are good. You are Love, and you are blessed.
And we are here and attuning with Amy, who is experiencing a ‘block’ in our connection at the upper right of her forehead, which comes after wine, and which she has named ‘block’ but which is really resistance to pain. And we are here, behind the pain and she can move to us by passing right through it.
And this is practice and we are helping her to see and to know and understand that we are always available for connection in this way and in all ways.
For each of you has your own ways of connection. And Amy is noticing that this is one of the titles of her first book – ‘Ways of Connection’ – and we are confirming that this book and that book are of the same source and with the same message. And our message is always one and the same, that we are here with you and you are here with us. And we are together love emerging together into a world of love.
You are the flesh and the bone and we are the force/call that moves the flesh and animates and liberates the flesh. And this is not quite accurate and so we are calling back this image and showing it to Amy in a different way. Because it is important that you do not misunderstand. We are not imposing our will upon you.
We do not move your body or your mind. We offer guidance, which you are always free to follow or not follow. We inspire you toward your highest vibration and as you move, so we move with you.)
And today we will speak of holding and explain that holding has to do with containing and maintaining flow – and with being in a body – and it is, therefore, a necessary step/tool in your training/attuning toward connection.
As we have said, we are together as water is held in a sponge. We are not outside of you imposing our will upon your body or your mind. And today we are together flowing experience in a world of form and holding. And Amy has named this way of being as ‘Soul Caller’ and the name is good, as long as it is understood.
So we will thread our message through that name and bind them so that the name Soul Caller is more fully ‘held’ and our message is fully understood. (And that will be our gift to you, Amy, and your gift to us, Matthew, Michael, John and.... Paul? (Amy is not sure of that fourth name) as we name ourselves today and bring this work together and hold it in the flow of the world for forming and containment.
And yes, these are new names and we stop here to say that many in our realm are excited about this project and asking to step forth to share their part of the message. We hold these messages together and it is a thrill for us/we enjoy being named – for like you, we enjoy frolicking in the physical realm and naming is a vibration and, in a sense, it tickles us.
For it holds us inside the boundary of that name for a time – until the name is released once more and we emerge back into the non-physical. We enjoy, also, the increase in flow density that occurs as your attention is turned toward us – and as you focalize us as a named thing/being.
As your attention flows toward anything or anyone in our world – angel, ascended master, deceased loved one – or in your world, from the fairies who dance lightly on the earth or the devas who hold the patterns of your world – the one who is attended to will feel your attention upon him, upon her.
In truth, all beings feel and sense the added energy which comes when the gaze of another falls upon them- the beasts who walk on four legs or two legs, those who crawl and those who fly (and also the plant beings).
All creation and all of the created reach for connection and the increased energy of receiving, even a moment of attention from another is perceived/sensed/felt. In other words, when someone flows attention toward another, it is experienced.
So, as we say, when you name us you draw us into focalization; and as you continue to flow the energy of your attention toward us, we feel and sense your presence and we send signs to acknowledge that the connection you sense with us is real. For this is the most challenging rift for you to cross. We know. The belief in your separation from us - from the wholeness - is strong. Yet the veil of separation is illusion - for all are included in blessing, in the wholeness of the good.
We release you from these names you no longer need.
And yes, this is the same message we gave in The Soul Caller Training and the same message we gave in your book, Sea of Miracles, and you are listening more and more clearly to our message, with less self-consciousness, less doubt.
And we say this to Amy, and to all who are reading this message, for it is real and it is good and we are here with you and you are here with us – and we all are flowing together, water in the sponge, spirit in the body, light glancing along the tops of the leaves on the forest floor, heaven on earth.
And Matthew is suggesting that we talk about what happened at the co-op (and we underline this as a reminder to come back and expand this story), as all is within the message field now.
And as Amy brings this message through, she becomes more and more attuned to it and she will dwell, more and more, inside of the message field; which is to say that she will experience what it is like to dwell within the field of radiant love. For though all dwell in our field and are held within the gaze of our love, not all experience this consciously. As Amy brings this message through and as you, reading it, allow it to saturate/penetrate your experience, so you will come to experience the truth about the world of love where you already dwell.
The message of cheer in a trying age – a dying age.
We are here and we will be here – and this is the practice we are offering to you at this time. The practice of showing up to catch our message in faith that we will meet you here and that our message is real and that our message is good. And yes, this is the same message other teachers are offering – the message of love and hope and well being. The message of cheer in a trying age – a dying age. A message of encouragement and holding to liberate you, set you free, for that which is dying is the old, outdated, archaic story of what you are and who you are and how you are. That is what is dying: not you. And not the world.
You are being reborn into love, as love. We will say it again: you are love, emerging into a world of love. And here you are and this is it and all of it is blessed. This is the message of friendship from our realm to yours – and this, too, the message of no separation; for these realms are but one realm and blessed and as you awaken and see this, so you will be blessed – and awestruck – and made whole.
You are angels for each other
And so in this way, we are all teaming, one team together, one group and you are angels for each other, as well.
And now we re-mind Amy of the people who have ‘named’ her along the way: the psychic who named her ‘gifted’ with imagery and who saw the thing she could not yet see, for her mind was crowded with other works – other intentions and plans and as-yet-unborn children calling to her heart. And he said, “You will make manifest the gift where your grandmother and mother could not. And you will make more money than your husband dreamed possible, but later in life,” and though he could see what would happen, he did not speak to her of it. He did not speak of how it would happen or what she would do.
He was held back by us from sharing this and he followed our guidance.(For it is rarely good to know the future before the future comes. It takes away the joy of discovery and the truth that outcomes are not written but achieved; a vision is offered and you move, following your nature, toward it. As a ship follows the beam of a lighthouse, as a sunflower turns toward the sun. Yet, along the way, the lighthouse may be moved, the sunflower plucked and replanted. We cannot know the future - only experience its potential as the call to follow joy.)
And we remind Amy of the teacher who named her, for better or worse, ‘not living up to your potential,’ which inspired in her a lifelong pursuit of potential - what it is and how it works, its qualities and incitements. It led her to discover, in her own time and way, the seed of what she might become and the many paths that might lead her to that becoming.
And the teacher who named her, “You could lead this whole training,” and the other teacher, who told her to wait.
And the teacher who named her, "Too powerful for me,” which gave a glimpse, in his mirroring, of her own power.
And the teacher who named her, “Go on, run away like you always do!” which taught her to stay.
And the teacher who named her, "Story Alchemist,” and by this naming encouraged her to release the magic of her gifts. And the teacher who said, “Stop mothering me,” and though these words stung her, they illuminated one of the ways that she interacted, for better or worse, with others.
And the teacher who taught her, in sixth grade, to draw her ideas in colors. And the teacher who found her doing so, 40 years later, and, because it was also his way, he recognized her. In their time together, he named her as ‘brave’ as he helped her to release something that was ready to be released, so that she could be more free.
And the teacher who named her beautiful; and the teacher who used to follow her to school, whispering, “You ugly. You the ugliest ugly there ever was.”
All of these teachers, each, also, a guide.
And the rabbi who comes and sits with her this morning, and names her ‘colleague’, and asks for her advice, which he has done before and will do again, until she can know and accept this name.
And the student who named her ‘luminary’ and the healer who named her ‘trance channel’ and though these names feel uncomfortable for her, the Namers hold the pattern of these names for her, so she can see herself within them. Which is to say that we find ourselves through the mirroring of these teachers, who emerge before us and then recede away. We collect the names and they offer us, sifting through them, keeping the names we need and releasing the names which do not resonate.
In this way, these teachers awakened in Amy her awareness of who she was and is and will be. And in this way, all of you have teachers, who have named you, as well. For all of you are luminaries, as each person radiates from his or her own core of light. You name each other, as you recognize light when you see it - and once named, by a teacher, a parent, a friend, you more easily know yourself.
And so, on this day, we offer this Renaming Exercise to help you shed the names you no longer want or need. Because no matter what names you have been offered by others, it is always you who are the Namer – and the Re-namer of yourself. You are the chooser of your own True Name - for no one else can feel what you feel, the resonance and dissonance that tells you: I Am That.
Sit quietly, mentally reviewing your own journey thus far. Let the images of all that you’ve been and done flow freely. Notice what you notice without attaching to any meaning; without adding any interpretation, without saying: “This happened so I see what that means about me.”
Ask this question: What names were given me, for better or worse? Was I labeled as Gifted. Stupid, Lazy, Smart, Slut, Bully, Baby? Was I named as Pretty, Quiet, Powerful, Broken, Beautiful, Weak, Strong? Was I called emotional, needy, loud or proud? Bossy, Slow, full of myself, too big for my britches?
List each name and remember the teacher who offered the name. Notice how you felt then and as you remember the name now, make a conscious choice:Will I choose to keep this name and with it, continue to re-name myself as this? Or Will I release this name and right now, right here, re-name myself as I choose?
We will lift this name from you at your request. We release you from its binding for, in truth, no one is holding you inside of its boundary but you.
Keep the names you like. Keep the names which support your journey in the direction you choose. Yield the names you no longer need to the wholeness – for we release you from these names and from their influence over your thoughts and your life. And we will gladly lift them from you now at your request.
You are not this name. We rename you now as we know you are: You are whole. You are good. You are Love, and you are blessed.
We release you from all other names, in the name of the father, the mother, the daughter and the son.
So be it and so it is.
Received this day of April 16, 2016
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