For your consideration……

Sometimes we get glimpses of ourselves that seem different. Perhaps we think that we are “off.” We wonder where those thoughts, actions or words came from. We are told today that we are not “off.” We are “more.”

Many have have a curiosity about their ancestry. DNA, new technology, classes and software have all contributed to a huge interest in genealogy. It seems like virtually everyone has a family member filling in the family tree. It’s all good but it is not all there is.

We only need to look to adopted children to realize that DNA is only one contributing factor in making us who we are. The values given to us and our life experiences are all contributing factors. But there is even more.

Deeper….much deeper… our authentic self….woven into everything that we are today is the all of those same things from who we were before. Each soul lives many lives and each time they carry all that they were before forward into who they are today.

As I write this, a friend of mine comes to mind. She is very drawn to everything Native American as I often am. In studying her genealogy she fully expected to find that she has a significant amount of Native American blood running through her veins. She sent away a DNA sample to Much to her surprise and disappointment found that she had none.

Does that mean she is not Native American? No, not necessarily. She feels what she feels. She knows what she knows. She is attached to what she is attached to. It simply comes from the deeper level of her authentic self. For whatever reason, in this lifetime she is not carrying Native American blood in her veins yet she is carrying all that is Native American forward. She is bringing forward what she knows to be right and good into her culture this life. She is merging and blending the two. And it is good.

We are asked not to question or squelch those words,  thoughts or actions that seemingly come out of nowhere. Don’t let your ego override your authentic self. Our ego likes to tell us we are not qualified but that is not true. We carry with us all of the knowledge and experience from who we were before and if it comes forward it needs to be shared. There are no coincidences. They rise up for a reason. Trust you. Trust you authentic self. You are more.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate/pray…..ask….”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least ten deep breaths.

-Honor all that you are.


What made me smile yesterday……

-Bruce is actually trying to use his tablet. There is HOPE.

-A great day at Stillwater. The sun even tried to come out.

-A visit from my neighbor. It is fun to end the day sharing a drink and conversation.

-Holly brought over the most magnificent tray of cookies I have ever seen.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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