Archive for February, 2011

Are you loving You first?

6. Are you loving You first?

The one Being in the entire Universe who is the most worthy of your love is You. When you choose you first, you are choosing Life. When you love you first, you are not being selfish, you are being self-full. When your heart is full of love, trust and peace with yourself, only then can you share this with others.

By choosing you first, you create the potential for everyone around you to love themselves first as well. If every human loved themselves deeply and unconditionally, there would be no reason to control others and all conflict on earth would cease.

Are you willing to give yourself your own love, trust, acceptance, tenderness and adoration?



By Brenda Harley


“Are you kidding me?” my mind screams, as I sit down to write, the date just not making any sense to me, as “it was only just Christmas!”  Again I take that now very familiar deep and conscious breath and remind myself where I am and exactly what day it is. Yes, our relationship to time is changing, in a sense, collapsing like everything else around us in order to find a new way to serve. All of life is moving into higher alignment with source energy and that means upheaval for most, revolution for some and a quiet sense of bewilderment for others. Nothing seems to match or fit anymore; it is like as a child we suddenly find that somehow we seem to have outgrown our old clothes! “When did that happen?” we wonder.

Personally, I have experienced this new state as one of increased harmony within, as the frantic energies increase their chaotic dance around me. It is as though time stands still and I am able to connect deeply to a place of deep peace and to breathe forward, is the only way that I can explain it. Even though this present state feels negative in some way, it is as though I am choosing in every moment now what I will allow to be my own internal state. Is it one of acceptance and allowing or am I still caught up in whatever dramatic energies are now departing? There no longer seems to be any middle ground. Most everyone is experiencing some low level state of irritation, worry or frustration over something of which they have absolutely no control. It is within this state that we are being asked to make a choice and discover or more precisely remember what we came here to master in this life time; not easy, not at all. Yet here we are.

As usual my challenge was mainly physical and what I discovered, once I got over the negative state of fearing that something was wrong, was a very new and beautiful relationship between food and me. Much to my surprise I was asked to be more in harmony with my food choices, in other words to become more conscious of what I was eating. Yet again I realized that it is not what we eat that makes the difference, but rather the state in which we receive our choice that determines the outcome. For me, as I slowed down enough to ask myself what I really wanted, I discovered that coffee and chocolate were like medicine for me. Now I am not advocating for anyone to follow my lead, I am saying that we are all being asked to harmonize our internal and external worlds. Each one of us will do this our own way. The result of my listening deeply to what my soul was asking for from my body was that it wanted me to enjoy more, fret less and allow what was happening  to just happen. Integration is an individual experience with no rights, no wrongs and many unexpected twists and turns. Within one day of deep listening and much amusement, my physical body was again in perfect alignment. All is in perfect order even within the chaos. The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th is supporting all of us, as we go deeper into the undercurrents and remember that we can breathe here too.





Set Those Hearts Afire



By Brenda Harley

The full moon in Leo hit me personally with a wallop! Was it only last week that I wondered what I could possibly have left to release when the full moon shows up in my birth sign? It seems as though time has new meaning these days, as some moments fly by so quickly that you can not even remember what just happened, while others seem to stand still, allowing you to be with yourself in a way that you would almost rather not! Distractions no longer work, as we integrate more and more of our divine natures into our everyday realities. Once you have contacted that higher voice within, there is no quieting it.

The recent solar flare activity, with the strongest eruptions since December of 2006, has affected much. Always my physical body reacts and is temporarily side tracked into needing all of its attention just to integrate these new higher frequencies. Always I forget and wonder why my body can no longer do the simple things required of it? Sleep is disrupted, as is digestion and yet all returns to normal, if indeed there is such a place, as the energy finds its own internal balance. All I ever have to do is stay out of my own way! Choosing what makes me feel good is always the best medicine for me. Allowing worry or fear simply prolongs the negative state.

We are entering a new phase of life, as all of life adjusts to the higher frequencies now being held on this planet. As each one of us explores our own desire for more freedom, it adds to the whole. It makes no difference whether or not the freedom you seek is internal or external, only that you allow yourself to listen to what you want. The Leo full moon, the fifth of five super moons in a row, has opened all of us to the voice of our hearts. This quiet voice is now in control and all of earth is responding. As Egypt has shown us, when the new is ready to be birthed it simply takes power. The new energetic “currency” is one based on love. All the old relationships based on ‘neediness’ are now in the process of leaving. They will simply crumble and dissolve away. Equality in every way imaginable is now emerging as the energy drive for the new economy. Each of us has something to offer and as we access our true hearts desires more and more, we can enter into this natural state of being. Last night I was fortunate to be sitting in our own little Hudson Theatre, listening to a young and very talented Maritime performer, Catherine Maclellan, singing and sharing her truth with these words, “I’m going to set my heart afire and bring this light to the world.” It was clear, lovely to listen to and very easy to digest. The question now is, shouldn’t we all? Her friend, Tanya Davis, a spoken word artist, also performed, and has a Utube video out called “How To Be Alone,”   further proof that all we ever need be is ourselves.

I love this man….

The following is a press release from the The White House, which I just stumbled upon this morning! I really love how spirit moves. Thank you President Obama for opening to truth. There really is no stopping now.

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2011

Remarks by the President on Egypt

Grand Foyer

3:06 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  There are very few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to witness history taking place.  This is one of those moments.  This is one of those times.  The people of Egypt have spoken, their voices have been heard, and Egypt will never be the same.

By stepping down, President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people’s hunger for change.  But this is not the end of Egypt’s transition.  It’s a beginning.  I’m sure there will be difficult days ahead, and many questions remain unanswered.  But I am confident that the people of Egypt can find the answers, and do so peacefully, constructively, and in the spirit of unity that has defined these last few weeks.  For Egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day.

The military has served patriotically and responsibly as a caretaker to the state, and will now have to ensure a transition that is credible in the eyes of the Egyptian people.  That means protecting the rights of Egypt’s citizens, lifting the emergency law, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversible, and laying out a clear path to elections that are fair and free.  Above all, this transition must bring all of Egypt’s voices to the table.  For the spirit of peaceful protest and perseverance that the Egyptian people have shown can serve as a powerful wind at the back of this change.

The United States will continue to be a friend and partner to Egypt.  We stand ready to provide whatever assistance is necessary — and asked for — to pursue a credible transition to a democracy.  I’m also confident that the same ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that the young people of Egypt have shown in recent days can be harnessed to create new opportunity — jobs and businesses that allow the extraordinary potential of this generation to take flight.  And I know that a democratic Egypt can advance its role of responsible leadership not only in the region but around the world.

Egypt has played a pivotal role in human history for over 6,000 years.  But over the last few weeks, the wheel of history turned at a blinding pace as the Egyptian people demanded their universal rights.

We saw mothers and fathers carrying their children on their shoulders to show them what true freedom might look like.

We saw a young Egyptian say, “For the first time in my life, I really count.  My voice is heard.  Even though I’m only one person, this is the way real democracy works.”

We saw protesters chant “Selmiyya, selmiyya” — “We are peaceful” — again and again.

We saw a military that would not fire bullets at the people they were sworn to protect.

And we saw doctors and nurses rushing into the streets to care for those who were wounded, volunteers checking protesters to ensure that they were unarmed.

We saw people of faith praying together and chanting – “Muslims, Christians, We are one.”  And though we know that the strains between faiths still divide too many in this world and no single event will close that chasm immediately, these scenes remind us that we need not be defined by our differences.  We can be defined by the common humanity that we share.

And above all, we saw a new generation emerge — a generation that uses their own creativity and talent and technology to call for a government that represented their hopes and not their fears; a government that is responsive to their boundless aspirations.  One Egyptian put it simply:  Most people have discovered in the last few days…that they are worth something, and this cannot be taken away from them anymore, ever.

This is the power of human dignity, and it can never be denied.  Egyptians have inspired us, and they’ve done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained through violence.  For in Egypt, it was the moral force of nonviolence — not terrorism, not mindless killing — but nonviolence, moral force that bent the arc of history toward justice once more.

And while the sights and sounds that we heard were entirely Egyptian, we can’t help but hear the echoes of history — echoes from Germans tearing down a wall, Indonesian students taking to the streets, Gandhi leading his people down the path of justice.

As Martin Luther King said in celebrating the birth of a new nation in Ghana while trying to perfect his own, “There is something in the soul that cries out for freedom.”  Those were the cries that came from Tahrir Square, and the entire world has taken note.

Today belongs to the people of Egypt, and the American people are moved by these scenes in Cairo and across Egypt because of who we are as a people and the kind of world that we want our children to grow up in.

The word Tahrir means liberation.  It is a word that speaks to that something in our souls that cries out for freedom.  And forevermore it will remind us of the Egyptian people — of what they did, of the things that they stood for, and how they changed their country, and in doing so changed the world.

Thank you.

Leo Rules the Heart



By Brenda Harley

What a week it has been, as we continue to receive constantly increasing waves of high frequency light, which have an extreme affect on our emotional and physical fields. We need only look to Egypt where the old continues to try to hold power while a huge wave of protest demands change, to see how it is playing out. Much like the sixties infused the planet with a wave of love and a desire for more freedom; this next wave will not be stopped. The young ones arriving since the Harmonic Convergence, a planetary alignment which took place back in 1987, hit the age of maturity in 2012 and their level of consciousness is now affecting all outcomes. There is a sort of energetic pendulum swinging back and forth, exploring the new and re-visiting the old in order to determine what feels best. It is happening both within and without. Contrast has been the operating physics of duality.

Many who are energetically sensitive and have always held the desire to experience a kinder, gentler world; one based on cooperation rather than competition, have been holding the space for these next ones to shine. We are the ones who have held hope alive and are now ready for the next level of expansion. It is time now to ground and own the truth of who we are, letting go of the all those places where the “not good enough” or maybe even just “not enough” energies have played themselves out again and again. Now is the time to step up and take ownership of all the feelings of lack and limitation that are being cleared now from the collective field, discerning the difference between what is now departing and is not ours, even as it feels so familiar. These feeling states are just passing through, as our divinity anchors more firmly into this time and place. Our divine natures are inherently free and abundant.

As the full moon in Leo presents itself on the 18th, it will be a time to release the old once and for all. In the full light of illumination we have a magnificent opportunity to see ourselves clearly and to define our dreams, imagining how we choose to feel as we move through these next few years. The energies will continue to be unstable for about three years, which opens tremendous opportunity for those who have released the old patterns of ego control. Leo rules the heart and with Valentines upon us, it is the perfect time to trust our feelings. Loving yourself enough to be kind to yourself and sharing what helps you feel better, might just help another and is powerful medicine. Contrast is just that, an illusion. No longer do we require the opposite to know what we want. Focusing on our own happiness attracts more positive into our lives. We’re only magnets after all.

Groundhog Day, Finally


Do you remember the movie, Groundhog Day, with Bill Murray? I had never seen it, yet had been intrigued enough about what I had heard to try to rent it once. Apparently it was not yet my time, as it was unavailable. Last weekend, all on its’ own, it showed up for me, right in the comfort of my own home on a movie channel, just in time for Groundhog Day! Finally I got to see it for myself and it made a great deal of sense to me. I am glad that I had not seen it earlier, as I am sure that it would have only led to more confusion.

Coming out of  our unconscious state of repetitive lessons and moving slowly and surely towards a more conscious state of awareness, has required a willingness to feel things that have been more than uncomfortable, as we have cleared more and more of what held us hostage in our own negative state. All of humanity is under going this momentous shifting into a higher state of conscious connection. It is now being reflected back in so many places with the demand rising for more and more healthy choices in line with our vision of a healthy planet. We all share a vested interest in coming out of an economy based solely on profit.

As I awoke this morning to witness the beauty of a winter sky at sunrise, the pinks contrasting like ribbons on the wrapping beneath, I was overcome with joy; the simple joy of being alive to receive this gift. More and more every day now, I find myself able to find more of the positives than ever before. It is no longer a mental process, but rather a feeling state, one reached after much time spent finally coming to peace with all of the negative emotions held deep within. Was it difficult? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely! I feel freer today than I did, even as a child. Life is again opening for me.

With the New Moon of last week, all of us have now moved into a higher alignment with our source energy. If you have been consciously on the path, you may be feeling more in tune than ever before. Conversely, if you have been living your life primarily from an unconscious perspective, things may appear to be heating up. Not to worry, remember what happens to iron ore in the smelting process. It is transformed into the strongest of metals, steel. This is what is happening to us. We can’t stop it. It is natural and it eventually gets better, way better. Our true natures are happy and creative.

We have lost touch with joy. There is so little spontaneity in life any more, I realized, as I waved goodbye to my daughter, who was heading off to school in the middle of a snowstorm, as though it was any other day! I live in the frigid north, here in Canada. When I was growing up, one of the benefits of this was that we experienced the occasional break from school during the winter months. I remember going off to sleep, with the hopes that the promised storm would hit in the night and I would awake to what almost felt to me, to be as good as Christmas, an unexpected day off from routine! So this morning I had awoken with the hopes that everyone could enjoy an unexpected sleep in, however judging from the sounds coming form my daughter’s room, such was not to be the case. Reluctantly I pulled myself out from under the warm enclosure of my bed and headed downstairs.
Immediately I turned on the radio, wanting to catch the news of any school closures and began the duties of preparing lunches and breakfast. Soon the reports of closures, though not in our area, started to flow over the radio waves. Finally I could wait no longer, having checked the snow covered roads outside our house often often and called the school. I had visions of “myself” freezing down at the end of our street and was still trying to manipulate the outcome to protect a daughter, who was not even asking. In fact, she seemed quite happy. With no answer at the school, I tried one more time to interfere with the choice that my daughter was making and asked if she did not want to stay at home. “No thanks”, she replied and out the door she flew. It was dark, cold and blowing with snow.
I waved goodbye and closed the door, slowly turning to walk into the family room and watch the morning lighten. It was within a few minutes that I saw the lights of the school bus slow down and stop to pick up it’s precious cargo. I laughed to myself, realizing yet again that she is not me and has absolutely no need of rescue. How many times in the past had I tried to disable her somehow by burdening her with my own feelings? Lucky for her, that being the third, my ability to be broken down into a receptive state had already been well established to do her too much harm! Still I wondered at the absurdity of rushing about as though everything is still normal in the middle of a winter storm. What constitutes a snow day these days? When do we allow those moments of pause, the unexpected break from routine, to occur? Are we so afraid that there may be so many days that are worse than this one in front of us that we cannot afford to take care of today’s reality?
We seem to have lost our balance somehow. We are so determined to move forward at all costs that we seem to be prepared to pay almost any price. Look around anywhere and you can see evidence of this state showing up in so many different ways. Maybe the insanity stops when we decide that it is enough; that we are enough. Maybe it starts when we soften just enough to start asking questions, first of ourselves and then of others. Maybe it starts when we expect life to again hold space for some joy and spontaneity! How about the notion of allowing winter to occasionally feel good again, just like when we were kids.