WE ARE EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE MEANT TO BE

This quote from Ram Dass arrived in my inbox today –

‘The world is perfect exactly as it is – including our desire to change it.’

On looking it up, I discovered they’d slightly misquoted.

His actual words were –

‘The world is perfect as it is – including my desire to change it.’


I actually prefer the edited version.


Although that feels a bit sacrilegious in some ways – I somehow don’t think Ram Dass would care.


As I type that he appears beside me – I don’t see him just feel his Energetic Presence – he is laughing.

Not just laughing. Guffawing. Literally bellowing his laugh aloud.


I wish it was a laugh my ears could hear.

I’m sure it would be contagious.


Anyway, in a moment I will get to whatever I am going to say.

For now, Ram Dass, the Ram Dass, is gracing me with a Message for us –

He says –


Dear Beloved Ones – no scrap all that s**t.

Hey dudes, how’s it all going?

What’s up in the Earth Plane these days?

I kind of miss it there – but so much DELIGHT to be had here.


You know what, I think I lived my life pretty well.

Be in the now. BE HERE NOW. Live in the Moment. And all that.

But BOY do I wish I’d leaned into more delight, more fun, more JOY!!!


That is all there really is, my lovely Earth-Beings.


JOY. LOVE. FUN!!!


Get Out.

ENJOY YOURSELVES.


Don’t stay Trapped & Limited in Your Fear.

You Are Angels In HUMAN Form.


ENJOY THE HUMAN IN THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN.


My Blessing Is With YOU ALL.

I LOVE YOU ALL.

I AM WITH YOU ALL.


Have An AMAZING DAY, AN AMAZING MOMENT, AN AMAZING LIFE LIVED FILLED WITH LOVE, PEACE, JOY, FUN.

Till the next time.

It Is Me – Ram Dass.


So coming back to me (Julia) & those – slightly misquoted – words –

‘The world is perfect exactly as it is – including our desire to change it. ‘

that perfectly encapsulate the precarious tight-rope-walker-kind-of-mastery that we need to Embody if we desire to Align with our Highest Expression; Embody our Highest JOY.


I get it Ram Dass – I truly do.

Thank you for expressing it so beautifully –


Of course our desire to change the world is perfect.


We are Creator Beings on a journey in Physical of Constant Evolution.


We came here to Experience OurSelves in the Act of Creation.

We came here to Experience OurSelves in the Act of Being Created.

We came here to Experience OurSelves as Creator and Created both.

We came here to Experience OurSelves in the Act of Being Created Anew by our Choices in each Moment.


The desire to Create – to EVOLVE – is woven into the very fabric of Who We Are.

Creator-State Consciousness is Who We Are in Essence – the Act of Creation as Innate to our Being as Earth’s impulse to travel round the Sun.


It is natural, it is good, it is BEAUTIFUL – It Is ALIGNED WITH DIVINE WILL – That We Desire To CHANGE + EVOLVE.


Yet that is only one aspect of who we are – we also came here to REVEL in the DELIGHTS of PHYSICAL.

Anytime we become too ‘forward-focused,’ we miss the BEAUTY + JOY of the Now.


As Ram Dass (one among many) taught us – the key to our happiness lies in the Embodiment of –


BE HERE NOW.


Embodying this, we discover the heart-opening miracle of love that we are in all our aspects, all our faces –

the flower seductively opening to the sun

the hand gently reaching out to give support – clasping another hand

the baby laughing in sheer joy as her father jiggles her on his knees.


As we live in these Present Moments – we discover –

In Each Moment –

‘The world is perfect exactly as it is.’


Perfect.

As Is.

Where the rubber really hits the road is when we master the art of simultaneously embodying Perfect Acceptance & Perfect Appreciation of What Is – at the Same Time as Receiving the Desire for & Vision of – & Actively Stepping Into the Co-Creation of -the Next Highest Evolution of our Being –

Activating Divine Self as we – Consciously – Step Into Glorious Magnificent Co-Creation with All That Is.


There is of course a whole nother level of mastery –

when we begin to see All as Aligned with Divine Will & see the World – however it is presenting – as ‘perfect exactly as it is.’


Seeing –

Understanding –

KNOWING –


Everything is FOR US.

Whatever it looks like in the Moment.


Seeing –

Understanding –

KNOWING –


Everything is a gift from our Soul Supporting Us in our Next Highest Evolution.


Now THAT is Divine Mastery.


I know I’m still far off that place –

(though I find it much easier to get there retrospectively).


But it’s okay.


Ram Dass is still sitting beside me –



And he says that that, too, is ‘Perfect Exactly As It Is.’

There Is Only Now

Be Here Now

 

When you get

mired

in the quicksand of the

past,

letting long-gone

people and situations –

 

regrets,

bitterness,

simmering resentments,

thoughts about what you should or

shouldn’t have done, could or

couldn’t have been –

 

hold you in their grasp

 

it’s as if in the

rooms in your head

the clock hands have

 

stopped

 

and you are stuck

forever

in a chamber of your

own making,

 

trapped

in a world you

cannot change.

 

Why lament that which

has already passed?

 

Do yourself a favor and

let it all

go –

 

breathe it out,

give it back to

Mother Earth;

release it into the

air, the soil, the wind,

the waves –

 

let nature take your

burden from you, whisking it

away on the wind like

dying leaves and,

in your newfound lightness

of being, you’ll wonder

what you’ve been so

attached to all this time.

 

 

When you let yourself get

noosed

by the lasso of the

unseen future –

 

fears,

worries, anxieties

taking residence

in your head

fueled by self-doubts

and insecurities –

 

it’s as if the clock hands are

spinning too fast

like an out of control

fairground carousel.

 

You ravage your

peace of mind with your

overrun imagination,

 

turning your greatest ally

into a bane.

 

Why agonize over that

which may never come to pass?

 

Do yourself a favor and

let it all

go –

 

breathe it out,

give it up to

Mother Earth,

release it into the

river, the ocean, the forest,

the vast night sky –

 

let nature take your

burden from you, borne

away like a dandelion on

the breeze and,

in your newfound lightness

of being, you’ll wonder

what you’ve been so

attached to all this time.

 

 

And as you inhale

come back to the present.

 

It’s where you are

all the time anyway,

 

You just don’t know it,

caught up in your stories of

Painful Past and

Fearsome Future.

 

Release yourself from their

binding grip as you

slowly, consciously

bring yourself back to the

Now.

 

Because it’s always

here you have

nowhere to go to

find it, and,

however many times you

lose sight of it, you only

have to seek it out again to

see it’s been here all

along –

 

it’s you that were absent,

you who forgot to bring your

presence to this beautiful

eternal

present.

 

 

Now is…

 

the time-place where you are

truly alive – where you can feel and

hear and see and

taste and smell; where you

can give and be given

love, know the

fullness

that you are.

 

the time-place where you can

be there – for

yourself and for others – in

wholeness.

 

the time-place where

authentic interaction and

conversation can be had.

 

the time-place where you

have the power to

change your life – one

decision at a time.

 

the time-place where

peace,

fulfilment,

serenity and

joy

abound.

 

When you take yourself

out of the present –

 

with your regrets and

lamentations, your

anxieties and fears,

 

you are removing yourself

from your life, from any possibility of

really living it.

 

It really is as simple as all

the masters have said:

 

Be Here Now –

 

where the clock hands are

out of the picture because

time – what’s that?

It doesn’t even exist.

 

It is always now.

It is always here.

 

And you, too, are always right here, right now.