ara parisien

International Medium & Spiritual Teacher & Author


We Are The Makers of What’s Next

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Today I am absolutely and somewhat starkly reminded of the perfection of all things.  This includes who we truly are, what we are capable of and all the existing possibilities.  We can move mountains; we can shift paradigms; we can help one another and love one another and we can consistently express the love we truly are.  Or we can kill one another.

My heart aches for those impacted by the mass shooting in Orlando. We have all been riveted to the outpouring of information and it serves simply to keep us focused upon the catalyst of this tragedy.  It allows for the angst to expand, the fear to grow and the judgments to keep flowing in a perceived righteousness that fuels fires.  We fail to remember there is a bigger picture at play. We have not even noticed the ever-flowing love emanating from the world at large.  I am choosing to honor the souls who participated in this mass exodus.  An exodus that begs us to see the reflection of who we are in the core of every tragic event.  Humanity as a collective can only express what is within them.  It is evident we have a long way to go before we shift the victim/victimizer paradigm.

Instead of demanding new rules and regulations and instead of insisting we all conform, we might do well to embrace the differences being expressed by the One. Take this opportunity to understand that all life is a reflection—not just the good stuff.  It shows where we most need to change and offers us all an opportunity to do so. We cannot change if we do not own our shadows.  Killing, violence, judgments and more rules and regulations that change our behavior are not the answer.  They are all merely symptoms of a crippled and conditioned humanity and its sorrowful, needful cry for change.

We have it in us.  We have always had it in us to effect the changes we most want to experience.  No killing is a ‘right’ killing.  No violence is ‘right violence’.  Peace has never been fought for, argued for or won through violence in the eons it has been employed as ‘the right move’.  We are all being called and for those who have not participated in a mass exodus it means you are still here and there are other ways for you to make a difference.  It all begins with us and the love we choose to express.  We are the makers of what’s next. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium and Spiritual Teacher


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There is nothing external. I know I have mentioned this before and indicated that when one thinks about the concept it becomes a huge deal. It is.

My world, your world—our world—and what goes on in it is simply a manifestation of the culmination of what is going on in each Self. Some believe it is a nice ‘notion’ that if we were kinder then the world would follow suit. It remains a nice ‘notion’ because they do not see the evidence of this being true. It’s a nice ‘thought’, they say, but let’s get ‘real.’

So let’s get real! Fear is the ‘reality.’ Fear. There is fear there isn’t enough, there is fear you won’t have enough, there is fear that what you do have will be taken away. There is fear in appearing different, there is fear in not being accepted. There is fear of success and there is fear of failure. There is fear that you might lose your job, there is fear that you will be forever stuck in a job you despise. There is a fear that the world will end, there is a fear it will stay the same. There is fear of not being safe, secure and healthy. Fear is common denominator. Fear is running rampant.

Some might say that they would never harm another living being yet they judge and become defiant when they are misunderstood, unheard or lied about. There is a great penchant for proving self to be right. There is a great wave of indignation that runs forever like an emotional tide over our planet. Who is right, who is wrong, who has cause and who doesn’t. The more we point at others the more we stay the same–locked in the prison of needing to be right because being wrong is more than we can bear.

Change is not about just playing nice. Change is about facing your fears. Change is about understanding that Source energy is EVERYTHING. There can be no shortage, no insecurity, no right or wrong. Source just is. As are we. It is in facing our fears and walking through them that we begin to understand our true power. We will see that there is nothing to fear and it is only our conditioning to fear that keeps us paralyzed. When we find our own Self courage we assist others in finding theirs. Gone will be the need to justify and defend. Gone will be the need for people to starve physically and emotionally. Gone will be the need for guns and posturing. Fear, the playground bully, will have been disarmed–with love.

Now go and play nice—and embrace your fears. Your world, my world–our world–will change because of it.