I can’t believe how today has just slipped away so fast! It’s already after 3 p.m., and I feel like I haven’t really accomplished all that much. However, I can’t let the entire day go without posting the newest feature here on the blog: Monday Message from Merlin. Last week, I explained that my Master Guide, Merlin, wanted to have a forum to talk about whatever was on his mind. I’m happy to provide that for him, although I really have no idea what subjects he will choose in these missives.
A few brief words about Master Guide energies: each of us has guides and teachers in the spirit world, and a Master Guide is often the “head” of your bunch of guides. A Master Guide has often done a lot of work in the planes of spirit to advance as a soul, and s/he has chosen to work with you as you make your life journey for the purpose of helping you to find your mission, spiritual purpose, etc. and to guide you through that process. Some Master Guides work with more than one person; Merlin has told me that I’m such a handful, he doesn’t have time to work with anyone else. Lucky him. He’s also told me that there is a larger, higher spiritual energy called Merlin, which would be the Ascended Master Merlin, and my Merlin is a disciple and student of that Ascended Master energy. My Merlin did spend his last lifetime on this earth as a member of the druid spiritual path, and he lived at least 2 lifetimes following that journey. He has not incarnated in the physical body since, but he and I have shared other lifetimes together. Just so you know: he can be an exacting taskmaster, and he can also be wickedly funny. You have been warned.
So, now that I’ve told you a bit about Merlin, I’ll let him speak for himself. In bringing these messages to you, I’ll be using a process called automatic writing (although, since I do this right on the computer, maybe a better description would be “automatic typing”). In this process, I shift my perception into a medium trance state so that Merlin can come into my body, take over my hands, and type. I don’t think he’s ever typed before, so this should be interesting! No, really…it’s still my brain, which will remember how to type, even if it’s Merlin’s consciousness coming through in the communication. So, give me a moment here (which won’t be any big deal if you’re reading this), and we’ll see what Merlin has to say today. (By the way…it’s Merlin’s idea to turn on the BOLD writing. He wants it to look different, not as if he’s yelling at you. OK?)
Yes. Hello. I do greet you all from the world of spirit. I am Merlin, the Master Teacher of this one called Rose. It is my great pleasure and honor to be here with you all and to speak to you this way today. What a wonder of your technology to have these fast and easy ways to communicate with such a large population of people. In my day, we had messengers on horseback, and not very efficient were they! Now, in the blink of an eye, you can speak to someone on the other side of your planet through these marvelous computers or one of the cellular phones so many of you use. You are to be congratulated for your incredible creativity and intelligence in developing these amazing wonders.
There are many subjects that I could address today, and it is hard to hit upon just the right one for my first time here. I feel, however, that what I just said, about the speed and convenience of your communications, is a good way to lead into an interesting topic vital to spiritual development. So many of you are interested in these gadgets and machines that make things happen so quickly in your world. Your world is filled with distractions and ways to make things happen faster. If you want something to drink, you simply drive up to a coffee shop and pay for a cup. If you need to talk to someone, you can telephone them immediately or send them an e-mail, and you expect a quick reply. If and when that does not come, you become irritated that your message was not given the respect you believe it deserved. So many things in your world hinge on getting them done as quickly as possible, and when certain things take a little more time, this is a source of great frustration and sometimes anger for you. Of course, these feelings only attract more negativity into your environment, creating more delays and more frustrations.
There is no time in the spirit world. On the many planes of the spiritual realms, we do not have deadlines or planes to catch. We understand that in the physical world, there are obligations that must be met. We do not, however, understand the intense need that some of you have to constantly be rushing from one thing to another. We watch those with whom we work make themselves ill from stress and obligations that they do not need to endure simply because they are caught up in the fast-paced energy of the physical world. You have the power always to end this cycle of energy! You may have deadlines to keep, but you have a say in what deadlines you set, and you have the ability to go at a slower pace so that you do not create so much stress and tension for yourself. Slowing down and being mindful of the moments of the day can only help you as a spiritual being, for it is in the living of each moment, one by one, that you begin to see the divine nature in everything. You may not believe a computer can be divine, but it can be, because it can connect two divine beings together. But if you are not living moment to moment, enjoying the interaction that you have with your friend in your e-mail letter, or in your chat, then you are not honoring the divine connection that you share nor the divine energy inherent in both of you. Do you see how slowing down and appreciating more of these kinds of moments can bring you to a higher divine understanding? This is what we Master Teachers want for all of humanity–for you to advance in your own understanding of spiritual life and purpose. Appreciating the beauty of every moment, even the challenging ones, is part of that higher understanding. It is not easy to do, especially with all of the distractions you have every day. But why else did you incarnate at this time of technology and scientific advancement if not to learn to balance those challenges?
Breathe. Be. Take a deep breath right now, and slow down. Do not worry about who has called on your cellular phone. Do not check your e-mail. Just sit for a moment and allow yourself to relax. Breathe deeply and pay attention to the sensation and the energy as you breathe. Allow yourself to feel it. Allow relaxation to enter your body. Let go of tension and other thoughts as you exhale. Do it again, a full cycle of breath. Feel the ground underneath your feet. That is Mother Earth, and you are connected to Her. Allow Her to fill you with steady energy as you breathe again. Now, how do you feel? Do you feel calmer? Do you feel less stressed and more happy? You should! And this only took a few moments, did it not? Make the time for yourself to do this every day, to be present in the moment as you breathe and allow yourself to simply be. Then, when you do go back to your busy, hectic world, you will be in a better place, and you will be less likely to be caught up in the racing insanity where so many become trapped.
I have enjoyed being with you today. I look forward to meeting with you again. Until that time, I bid you peace and blessings from the world beyond.
OK…Rose here again. Whew! I think part of that post was directed at me, since I complained earlier about not having enough time to do anything today. Funny that Merlin would talk about that, right? I suppose I need to hear that just as much as everyone else!
I hope you enjoyed Merlin’s message today. Thanks for being here, and I’ll see you tomorrow for Tarot Tuesday!
Love to all! xo