Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seek and you shall find for God is in the Little Things

One night almost two years ago now I was woken from a sound sleep from a voice that said "Seek and you shall find for God is in the Little Things"
"Oh I like that" I thought and closed my sleepy eyes again, tired and wanting to go back to sleep.
"Seek and you shall find for God is in the Little Things" was repeated.
"Yes I like that" I thought again.
"Patty get up and write that down so you don't forget!" the voice instructed me.
So I did what I was told. In a journal next to my bed I wrote "Seek and you shall find for God is in the Little Things" and closed my eyes and fell back asleep.
The next morning I remembered what had happened and looked at my journal unsure if it was a dream or not. Yes I had written those words. It was real.
Within a few weeks I realized I had been given the title to my then unwritten, and still unfinished book series. A book series I knew I was supposed to write but really didn't, and still don't, know exactly what it will ultimately be when finished... 

or if I will ever really finish as it is the retelling of the journey of my soul. 
It is my story and it is your story.
It is the story of the seeker.
But in these past couple of years I have come to understand what Seek and you shall find for God is in the Little Things means to me.
It means that God, Source, the Divine, the I AM Presence, Higher Power... whatever name we want to give --- is PRESENT.
It is in ME and in YOU. 

It is in the animals, the rocks, the trees and the oceans. 
It is in the rain that falls and the wind that blows. 
It is in everything we can see, everything we can't see, and the space in between.
We simply need to SEEK it.
To look through our spiritual eyes and see the magnificence that we are a part of.
To hear with our spiritual ears the voice of God in our head.
To feel with our spiritual bodies the tingles, the warmth, the caresses from the Divine.
To speak with our spiritual voices and acknowledge our truth.
The Oneness is real and we are a part of it.
The Oneness is ALL things.
Seek and you shall find for God is in the Little Things.

Friday, January 2, 2015

I Choose More





I choose more.
More experiences that will allow our souls to grow in love and beauty.
More confidence for each one of us to shine the Divine Light that is our truth.
More trust to embrace being knowing Spirits in our human bodies.
More resonance for each of us to truly feel our power as spiritual beings and use our power for the Greatest Good of All.
And more courage to consciously walk together and through our awareness, intention, and deeds raise the Collective Consciousness of our world.
I choose more for all of us.

Rev. Patricia Brooks
www.patriciabrooks.net 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What Do I Want?


I want to know my soul.
To feel my connection to the birds.
To infinitely live in the sunrise and sunset of each new day.
I want to break open with emotion.
For love to permeate every fiber of my being.
To fully express the ache in my chest and the lump in my throat.
I want to breathe the air of my ancestors.
To be in communion with all that is.
For the salt from my tears to clear the mist shrouding my ability to see.
I want to remember.
I want to know my soul.


Rev. Patricia Brooks
www.patriciabrooks.net

Saturday, June 14, 2014

How To Live Our Lives With Grace And Ease

How do we live our lives with grace and ease?
Remove the struggles?
Squelch the doubt that creeps mercilessly into our thoughts?
Step over the roadblocks?
Embrace the joy even before we feel it? 

These are questions that I and I believe many of you wrestle with.
I have been told that the third dimensional world and energy patterns we live in are not where we should be.

To live with grace and ease, we need to embrace the fifth dimensional energy patterns. This is the new paradigm. This is what our ascension as spiritual beings is.

We need to become so fully present in our spiritual truth that we can move beyond the suffering and move beyond the doubt. To know deep down in the very core of our being that we are Spirit and as Spirit, we are connected and embraced and supported by the Divine Oneness that is all around us.

1947786_750953854916146_467782767_nThis is the energy of the fifth dimension.  It is beyond the knowing of the fourth dimension, it is the surrender and trust of the Divine Oneness we are a part of.

But how do we do that?

How do we remove the struggles, squelch the doubt, step over the roadblocks and embrace the joy?

I would like to offer to you an experience I recently had that gave me a glimmer of understanding of this very large and very important question.

For the past eighteen years I have been blessed to live in a home that is protected by a very large rock face in my backyard. The rock face looks incredibly like a gigantic whale that is forever floating and watching and recording life and its’ endless cycles that play out before it.

I love my special friend, the whale and spend much time gazing at it and wondering about life’s mysteries. What has it really seen, all of the eons it has stood steadfast in its mighty presence?

But my whale has also offered to me a personal struggle these past eighteen years. For in the contours of the whales belly and fin, weeds grow; weeds that distract me and upset my peace and calm. I can easily reach the weeds growing near the bottom and pull them out restoring my whale to its unfettered self, but I have a very hard time reaching the weeds that are higher up.

For years I have struggled with this. When I was married I would ask my husband to pull them for me, as I was afraid to climb the rock face myself. A few times over the years when I could no longer wait for my husband to do it, I would attempt to do it myself. And then I would get stuck, halfway up the rock face, afraid to move, frozen in panic. My fear of heights would engulf me and I would scream for my children to come and help me, to offer me their hands to help me back down to safety.

The irony of this is that I love my friend, the whale. He has protected me and given me deep peace for the past eighteen years and in turn I want to help him. And so I decided I would try again; to climb up the face of his belly, and reach the weeds that were beyond my reach, restoring him to his unfettered self.

I began by taking a step up and I found footing a couple of feet up.  Maybe I could reach the weeds from here I thought and I stretched and strained to try and reach the higher weeds. However as in all the times past, they were beyond my reach. And the footing I was on did not feel secure.

I needed to take another step up. I looked around to find a good step for me. As a living being, the rock face is also always slightly changing; parts of it loosening and crumbling to the ground below, making the climb slightly different each time. A few more feet above me I spied what looked to be solid footing.
If I could get to the next step, I could reach the weeds above. I centered myself and went inward for strength. I thought about the journey I have had so far.

My journey has brought me a deep knowing that I am a spiritual being and I am part of the Divine Oneness that is all around us. This Oneness includes each other, nature, and all living beings with us, seen and unseen.
I knew in that moment that I would not fall. I knew in that moment that I am supported and loved and protected by the Divine Oneness, including my special friend, the whale. I knew in that moment that I was going to for the first time in eighteen years, reach the unreachable weeds, and in pulling them, restore peace and calm to my heart.

I relaxed into that knowing, and I stepped up. My new footing was secure, in fact much more secure than the footing I was just standing on. I had to laugh and in that moment I received great clarity.

photo1In my life I only need to trust.  Relax into and trust the Divine Oneness I am a part of. On my journey I don’t need to have everything figured out. I only need to take the next step, secure in the knowledge that I am loved and supported.
And in the next step, the struggle lessens.

As I move forward on my journey, the footing becomes more secure. It is in fact easier to take the next step and move forward, then to stretch and strain from a place that no longer serves me.

I have learned that to begin to remove the struggles, to begin to squelch the doubt that creeps in to our thoughts, to begin to step over the roadblocks and to begin to embrace the joy even before we feel it, we need to relax into the knowing and to trust. 

To live a life with grace and ease we need to trust. Trust in the Divine Oneness, even if we don’t fully understand it, because we are fully supported and loved by it. The energies of the fifth dimension require us to surrender to the Oneness and trust. When we can trust, even before we know, we will live our lives with grace and ease and continue forward.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Three Reasons Why I Cannot Be A Victim And Neither Can You

 I cannot be a victim and neither can you.

That is quite a powerful and empowering statement.

If true it could dramatically change the way that we show up in the world.  It could change the way we view our life and the lives of those around us.

If true it could remove our ability to feel sorry for ourselves.  It could remove our ability to place the blame for our circumstances on others or situations.

If true it could stop us from giving our power away to others.

How could this be true?

I did not choose to have my marriage end.  I did not choose to suffer with depression.  I did not choose to contract a disease.  I did not choose to lose my job.  I did not choose to…

These things happened to me!  I didn’t choose them!

Right?

Wrong.

We choose everything.

There are three reasons why I cannot be a victim and neither can you!

The first reason is we are spiritual beings.  We are in fact powerful spiritual beings!  

The second reason is we choose to incarnate in the physical form to have experiences!

The third reason is our Soul, our Higher Self, chose before we incarnated, the experiences we are to have in order to grow and evolve!

Still not convinced?

I understand because when I first learned this, I resisted.  I knew there was no way in heck that I would choose to be lonely, or unhappy, or sick, or struggle with anything!  In fact, I told the Universe, actually I shouted at it, that if I really chose these experiences, someone, somewhere, was making a big mistake!

But as with all things, a little time and reflection, yielded a different perspective.  I know I am a powerful spiritual being.  You are too!  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.  If we can agree on that then the next question is why?  Why are we having a human experience?  For most if not all of us, it’s certainly not for the unending fun and games!

We are a spiritual being having a human experience to have experiences!  To feel things!  Unless we physically experience something, we cannot know how it feels.  A good example is my friend recently went sky diving.  She told me it was a very cool and liberating experience.  That seems reasonable and I believe her.  But I don’t really know how it feels because I have never jumped out of a plane!  I can only imagine it would be very liberating to release all control and jump out of a perfectly good airplane!

Another example on a more serious note is I have an aunt who is suffering from two chronically debilitating and painful diseases, of which there are no cures.  She suffers every day.  The medications designed to alleviate the symptoms don’t work for her.  Now she tells me she is struggling.  She tells me she is in pain.  I watch as she tries to put on a brave face and lead as normal a life as possible.  I have an idea of what she is thinking and how she is feeling, but I really don’t know because I am not experiencing it!

Why do we need to experience things?  Why do we need to feel things?  Because in the experience is the emotion, and in the emotion is the gift!  



As spiritual beings we learn and expand and evolve through emotion!  To have emotion we must feel things!  To feel things we must experience things!  To experience things we must be in a physical form!

And as powerful spiritual beings we have a choice on what types of experiences we want to have, what we want to learn and how we want to evolve.  Our Soul, our Higher Self has already chosen before we incarnated.  We did not come here this time, or any time before, to have random experiences.

We have a Soul purpose and we have a Soul plan.  Does that mean that our lives are ‘written in stone’ and things will just happen to us?  No; not at all.  What it means is that our Soul has already decided, before it incarnated, what types of experiences it wants to have in order to continue to expand and evolve.

The beauty of it is that as spiritual beings in a human form we will find and have the experience we choose.  The exact person, or place, or job, or sickness, or whatever we need to have our experience can change.  But if we choose to, we will have our experiences.


So life is not happening to us!  We as spiritual beings have chosen our experiences to further our own expansion.

And we have chosen many times in many lifetimes before.

When we look at our lives as a continuation of many previous lives, the idea that we choose our experiences makes sense.

And if we are the ones that choose, then we are the ones in power.

And if we are the ones in power, then we cannot be victims.

I cannot be a victim and neither can you!

Yes, that is a powerful and empowering statement!



Patricia Brooks is author of her book God is in the Little Things; Messages from the Animals and is currently writing her second book in the series God is in the Little Things; Messages from the Golden Angels. Having profound spiritual experiences has changed Patricia’s life dramatically and she has come to understand her Divine life purpose is to spread the message of Oneness to our higher Self, each other, and all living beings. Patricia is an interfaith minister, animal totem intuitive, and angel healing practitioner. She also authors two spiritual blogs and is a contributing writer to many spiritual magazines. Please visit Patricia at http://godisinthelittlethings.com for much more information and where you may also sign up for her mailing list to receive your FREE Understanding Animal Totems report.