Fears and freedom

Picture Credits – Jeannie Selda



“If you are waiting for the density to resolve
and for fear to go away before you jump into life,
I have some news for you…
It is not that you need to get rid of the fear in order to fly.
It is that you need to start flying to witness the fear becoming irrelevant,
as your heart displaces fear with the truth of who you are.

Jennifer Hough

The other morning, as I was pulling out an old plant that took up a lot of room and was on its way out, I heard the bell from the Baptist church down the road, at the same time as I caught a glimpse of the peonies I was planting to replace the old bush.

I love peonies. They remind me of Canada and my front yard. They take me to an emotional home place. That’s why I’m planting them. I keep imagining seeing the peonies while I’m sitting on my front porch.

At the gathering place down the road, the minister is impassioned and talks very loudly. Sometimes, he’s incredibly inspiring and I just stand outside on the road and listen, while at others when he talks about the challenging aspects of humanity, there’s fear within the church. I speak at many churches, so this isn’t about making church wrong, but rather the idea that most of humanity spends time finger-pointing.

I was thinking I felt no anger towards this bush, nor did I make the bush wrong. Actually, I was thanking it for the oxygen it gave off and for how beautiful it must have looked in its heyday. I’d been told it was going to be very, very hard to get the bush out but it came out effortlessly.

All I’m thinking about is the beauty that’ll be there as I sit on my front porch. I’ll plant some perennial summer bloomers around it to highlight the view.

Making the so-called bad guys in your life wrong and collecting evidence for the ‘wrongness’ simply distracts from creating the heaven we think we’ll have if we excavate all the bad. What if we just activated and were vigilant for the beauty?

When we do that, we activate a higher frequency, or a higher mood, and all we fear is seen from a wider and wiser perspective. We remain in our power, knowing nothing can take our power away from that greater view.

A lot of the people in the Baptist church are my neighbors, and we treat each other so well. They’re generous, we exchange veggies from our gardens and always say ‘hi’ when we’re going on our walks.

I’m not trying to be Pollyanna, or to spiritually bypass anything. However, the internal work is the internal work …

I was sitting here dictating this into Siri, as an incredible bird was singing a song on the wire.

Heaven is all around. It’s all around if that’s what we’re vigilant for. Excavating what we don’t like is an arduous task when, instead, we could make ourselves bigger than anything we perceive as wrong, making our hearts and our actions bigger than all of it.

No, pointing of fingers required.

What if the opposite of heaven isn’t what we think but is complaining, gossiping, being disingenuous, and wasting our energy on finger-pointing instead of creating what we desire?

Just some thoughts for you as youre going about your day. We can make our lives whatever we choose. We are free to focus on what blesses us, or not.

I’m grateful for the ringing bell, the old plant, and for the beauty of next year’s peonies.

With all my love,

PS – This was my view watching the fireflies in the forest before I heard that scary cough!!! And yes, those are my feet. The forest is my sanctuary because that is what I choose!

PPS -. I went for a walk, drank lots of water, did red light therapy, and took some Quercetin to make sure my body had all it needed.



I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

Worthiness. I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

How about you?

Every time you seek to prove your worth, you are coming from a place that presumes that you’re somehow lacking.

You were literally an etheric metaphysical being, who poured into a body in perfect timing. You are a meat suit flying through space at 55,000 miles per hour while miraculously housing a soul and spirit. You witness sunsets, mountain tops, births, deaths. You breathe the air that trillions of trees breathe out just for you!

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I’m so grateful for the participants, the TWA Team, and so incredibly blessed to have opulence everywhere around me in my garden. Not only for the lettuce, but the seeds for new lettuce. It’s truly overflowing …

I’m grateful for all the shifts and clarity that happened for both myself, and collectively, and wanted to share something with you…

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It’s not my ultimate goal.

In a constantly changing world the key, for me, is to thoroughly enjoy this journey.

It’s thriving through the change.

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