Stephanie Acello

Mystical Oak Tree

When I lived on Long Island, New York, there was a beautiful nature preserve on the Great South Bay; and I spent endless hours sitting under the majestic trees and walking on the beach, listening to the sermon of the crashing of the waves. The preserve had many of the aspects of nature: forest, marsh, beach, bay and grasslands packed into 231 acres. It was an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and my temple for contemplation.

My favorite was to sit with an old large oak tree. One day, I felt the tree had something to say to me. I sat in silence and just observed. An acorn, on the ground, caught my attention. Immediately, I had a flash insight within the process of the tree’s Becoming; the movement of life that all of existence shares.

Blueprint of Becoming

Within the seed of the oak tree, lies a blueprint of its Becoming. The becoming of the whole tree, from which it came originally. The seed fell off the branch of the whole tree to create its own existence. Once it takes root, it starts the process of the unfolding and Becoming more of what it is. This is growth; life’s purpose. Within the acorn is the dream of the Becoming of oak tree. Once the sapling separates from the seed; it will do anything to start expanding and growing to Be from which it came. If needed, it will pop between the smallest of spaces of cement to reach for the Light—always reaching.

The Soul Seed : Become more not less

The nature that governs the oak is the same nature that governs each one of. It is the essence of confidence, courage, peace, love, intelligence and determination. We spend a lifetime striving to be these qualities, we are these qualities. The oak tree is always in the state of Becoming more of what it is. Learn from the tree: become more of who you are; not less than who you were. Being less doubtful, become more confident. Being less hateful, become more loving. Being less fearful. become more courageous. Being less disturbed, become more peaceful. Being less indecisive, become more determined.

Within us, we too, have a seed, called Soul, which contains the Blueprint of our Becoming; directing through the Voice of our passions, excitements and desires to the full bloom and potential, called Authentic Self.  It is not a predestination; not a destination at all, for it is already present.

Listen

The movement of life is an unfolding exposing the beauty of Oneness of Self, our true nature.  As I sat with the oak tree, I felt a kinship in sharing the same desire, to be whole, complete and experience expansiveness for the sake of love. I heard a Voice:

Listen closely… You are Becoming what you already are!

 

 

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Universal Intelligence – Cannot Be Stopped!

Divine Balance

flower growing image

Can you stop the flower’s growth?  Of course not, unless you step on it and crush it. That is what many of us do to ourselves to prevent the blooming of who we are. Let me assure you, another flower will pop up between the cement of your fears in a very short while. The process of Creative Intelligence is a loving force greater than anything that could be imagined. It is taken for granted, because it appears to be hidden, we cannot see it with our physical eyes, yet it is right smack in our faces. It is That which quietly grows your fingernails and hair. It is That which beats your heart and moves your breath. It is That Force which grows flowers and trees; and it is That which moves the earth around the sun. An Intelligence that puts order to life within a Divine balance.

Universal Intelligence

First, you must be aware, just because you may not presently be aware, does not mean it does not exist. Right now, you may not be aware of your nose. However, it exists. Once you place your finger on the tip of your nose or focus your attention on it or just the mere mention of it, you then become aware of your nose. Awareness is the gateway to bring the Unseen within existence, into the Seen of consciousness. The loving, intelligent Force behind all of life’s experience is ever so present, hiding in plain sight. All you have to do is turn your attention to it. For it is only known through experience and feelings. Once experienced, you will wonder how you’ve missed it for so long. This loving, intelligent Creative Force is behind and intertwined within all of existence; from the quantum of the light in an atom’s photon to the cumulative light of all the suns in the galaxies— Growing, evolving and expanding. All of existence is in on it.  It cannot be stopped!

There is a divine intelligence that directs every particle of matter
in a symphony called life
To think you are bigger than That
is totally crazy.

Excerpt – The Ultimate Story: The Mystical Evolution of Our Life (Launch date 2021)
Quote Pour Me Another Cup: Mystical Writings to Illuminate Your Soul – (available on amazon)   

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Insights come from the most unlikely of places

Where do I begin? At the beginning? The beginning of what?  Ok.  There was this sperm and at the precise timing penetrated an egg.  Puff!  Me!  Or is there a beginning even before the sperm went on its mission?  I had to be a thought. The thought might have been disguised as “wanting sex” from my parents.  But somehow, someway, my desire to Be orchestrated the perfect timing of all involved for the creation of me!   Wow! I must be important.

To realize my importance, I had to first acknowledge my feelings of unimportance. To know I am supported, I had to feel aloneness. In other words, I had to see the unme to know me who isn’t me at all, to know I AM.

This may sound like some neurotic woman trying to figure out the purpose of her existence, however, it is about the story of a woman, me, who loves life so much she wants to bathe in the intimacy of existence. A woman who sees life quite differently than most. Always questioning, pondering, and contemplating the magical and mystical process of life. I always felt there was more to life than what was being presented to me by my family, religion, and society. If I was so important to pop into existence; existence must have a place for me. The desire to have meaning and enjoyment in life is strong within us all.  Desire is what brought me into this life. Desire is what directs me to grow and expand into the Becoming of who I am. Desire always wants to experience That from which it comes— but what and where is That?

I had a dream one night. The dream was about a sperm, yes, a sperm, and it was so determined to swim up the canal— nothing could stop it. All the odds were against it. I felt the sperm’s strong desire to complete its mission to reach the egg. The moment the sperm penetrated the egg, a flash of lightening occurred within my mind’s eye; all became a bright white light and revealed the spark of creation. And at that precise moment, the dream was more than a dream: Exposing an interpretation of insight into the mystical, conscious evolution of life. I suddenly woke up, figuratively and literally, at three o’clock in the morning and started writing. I never wrote before this day, other than poetry; but the impulse was so strong, the determination was so forceful, I had to move with it without question. The force was larger than me and even if I wanted to, I could not redirect the force. It picked me up and I was now moving and riding with the Current.

    Now here is a strange thought; I guess I became a sperm with a strong determination of desire to complete a personal mission. A mission, not sure of what it was; but it felt like the all the forces of the Universe were with me and cheering me on. To others it may have looked like I had a strong drive to write; but honestly, the Drive had me. I had no time to think or change direction— I was swept away.

Thus, I began writing like a mad woman. A sperm moved me, unbelievable, a realm I would have never have thought would inspire me. I know being a sperm may not sound very appealing; however, we all share more with the sperm that we would like to admit. The force of what is directing and pushing those little swimmers, is the same force that directs the desire for life, the force and intelligence behind all of creation. And at three o’clock in the morning, it was the same force that was directing me. I have a completely new respect for sperms now. Let’s be perfectly clear: I absolutely have no desire for any sperms swimming up my canal, but what they represent and taught me is invaluable. You never know what form your teacher or guru will appear to you— Stay open.

If you allow the Flow of Spirit; the Current will take you on quite a ride of synchronistic excitement and joy. If you ignore or resist, you are paddling against the Current. Eventually you will become exhausted and create a reality manifesting in physical, emotional, and/or spiritual discomfort. When you set the conditions through love, inspiration, desire, belief and focus, and allow the movement of Source or Current to direct you, your True Essence is found; your purpose is found. The Buddhists and Hindus call it living your dharma, moving with the Rtu: the cosmic order or flow that makes life and the universe possible. Moving with the Rtu, is the simplicity underlying the complexity of life —revealing the only decision that every has to be made, is the decision to move with the Flow of Current or not.

Hey, I like this. I was never one to work too hard anyway. All those times when teachers said I was lazy, little did they know that I was riding the Current as I was chewing my gum, twirling my hair around my finger and looking out the window…dreaming.

        Turning your attention to the Current

 All falls in place and the choice to ride the waves of freedom are within every moment

-excerpt from The Ultimate Story: The Mystical Evolution of Our Life – (Launch date: 2021)

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