Sometimes when I am in the "inbetween" every thing seems so much clearer, lighter and more understanding. As I walked up the hill yesterday, warm soil and grasses brushing my feet, I detoured and hugged my tree. I stood and felt the bark of the tree against my cheek, the warm of the sea breeze, the light rustle of the leaves in the wind and the calm in the air. To be honest, it's like a sanctuary place for me, out of the bustle and noise of the earth plane. The noise of cars and traffic, but mostly the noise of our thoughts that clutter our heads and blur the integrity of our thoughts and block help and thoughts from Spirit.
As I hug the tree, I hear laughter on the wind and I smile. I send my tree loving thoughts and let go and move further up to the top of the cliff overlooking the sea. Here the breeze wraps around me like a song, lifting my hair and whispering come play with me on a sigh. I look out to sea and the storm is in the distance, still turning relentlessly on its self, sparks of lighting illuminating and then lost, like broken thoughts into the dark grey clouds. I turn and look down on the beach, there is three people standing on the beach, the source of the laughter. I smile, they are waiting for me.
In a world where thoughts are what is truly real, think beach and so be it. I stand in the sand, light and golden and the warmth of it bathes my soles and toes in a delicious embrace. The noise of the waves brushing the beach, echoing the ripples of laughter. I wiggle my toes and close my eyes. "Wakey Wakey" whispers a voice. Without opening my eyes, I smile again. "Lucas!" More laughter. I open my eyes and just about jump. Sea Green eyes peer into mine at a very close range. "Oh there you are" he says. I shake my head. "Close enough?" I ask. Deena peers around him, tawny curls and delighted smile. One of the hardest things to explain is how the Guides look.
We are so limited here on the earth plane with both colour and luminosity. The eyes so close to mine are the brightest of sea green,incandescently bright, sparks of light within them and radiating wisdom and knowledge. They say that eyes are windows to the soul and I know that these guides take a human form when working with me. But still their amazing colours, radiated light and energy is just incredible to see, it radiates from their whole form. Our washed out colours here have no comparison and because of this it is hard to bring these colours to paintings, I persist in the hope I can capture a slice of what I see in the "inbetween".
"You think too much" comments Simon and laughs. Hmmm the third accomplice to the laughter from the beach. Someone once asked me if the Guides are complimentary. As in whether they all get on. Of course they do, they have one common interest. YOU. They work together to help us to achieve as much as possible. I glare at him "Thanks very much". He laughs and hugs me. He leans in and peers at me, sky blue eyes, twinkling like stars in a clear sky just before dawn. "Well, if you want to over think things constantly, it's a bit like taking the long way around". Intrigued I say "How?". Simon plops himself down on the sand, plumes of sand flick up and settle around him. Deena laughs. I sit beside him and listen.
"A lot of your thoughts are continuous, streaming and LOUD. This means we cannot get around these thoughts as they are like busy cars on a highway. In order for us to get through and you hear us at times, we have to go around the highway, and negotiate through your stream of thoughts to catch your attention. For us, it is like taking the long way around". I flick sand at him. "Trust me, in my head, it FEELS like taking the long way around to talk back to you guys".
Simon leans towards me "So still your thoughts, stop taking the long way around". I laugh, "Sounds easy when you say it!" "Okay" he says, "Try this, the first thought in your head, stop analysing it, turning it over and just accept it, there is nothing to think about. If you try accepting your thoughts as just being and stop picking them over like looking for the best bits in the cereal packet, (I laugh) then you accept them and do not disrupt the flow". Okay, sounds relatively simple, I am tired of taking the long way around my own head anyway. "And if I do this?". "It means that we will be able to not get caught up in the traffic of thoughts but be able to merge with them for clarity around thinking". Okay this sounds like a plan.
I suggest that you take more time to have a look at the randomness of your thoughts. Some thoughts are zippy, like small speeding cars, they whiz though and you need to accept them. When you let a truckload of thoughts congest the highway of your mind, it's just going to hold up traffic and make the congestion worse. Start to acknowledge what you need in your thoughts and understanding, if there is a truck holding up traffic and everything else is taking the long way around. Stop it. You have the power over your own thoughts. Move that truck to the side of the road and let the flow continue. Spirit says there is NO right or wrong, just a choice at the end of the day. Don't over analyse choices, make one, don't doubt and certainly don't turn it into a truck that clutters your mind highway. Declutter the highway and get clarity and focus. The long way around is too much hard work in our busy lives.