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Newsletter - Past Issues
Rather than being afraid that your life will end.
Courage is like a muscle.
The willingness to take responsibility for one's own life.
We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking.
Integrity is doing the kind, compassionate, honorable thing.
Love is the key.
One sign of Awakening is when you see clearly that you are not your story.

What a beautiful month this has been. I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with 15 friends. It was delicious and so much FUN!

We are having an extended Indian summer which is so beautiful. I hope it continues for a while before our winter rains begin.

I received a compelling message from Source that all of us who are called to do so need to pray that the enormous pressure within our Earth be neutralized because it is pressing intensely against the fault lines. Some words you might use if they feel right to you:

"Beloved Source, I ask that you neutralize and gently remove the pressure inside of our beloved Earth that is pushing against her fault lines, up and down the Pacific Coast and everywhere around the globe, with all my love, respect, admiration and gratitude. Please take that energy to the Light realms for its own healing process to be brought to the Oneness of All That Is. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And so it is. Blessed be."

Thank you to so much for any help you are Guided to give.

In Love & Joy,


-Ashley Warrenton-Smith

In India, about 500 years before the common era, Buddha began to teach a philosophy of life. Buddha told his students, "the faults of others are easier to see than one's own; the faults of others are easily seen, for they are sifted like chaff, but one's own faults are hard to see. Do not look at the faults of others, or what others have done or not done; observe what you yourself have done and have not done."

About that same time, over a thousand miles to the east of India, Confucius began to teach his Chinese students a similar philosophy of life. His students were known as the People of the Ren (The People of Love). Confucius instructed them in the attainment of chung-shu. Chung was the practice of self-knowledge.

If a Person of the Ren shot an arrow and it missed the target, they would not blame the arrow or the wind, they explored their own skill. If others did not respect them, they did not judge, they examined meticulously their own ability to respect others. If they did not feel loved, rather than criticize, they explored their own ability to love others. This practice of self-awareness took many years.

When Confucius was satisfied that the student had achieved humility and self-awareness through the study of chung, only then would he commission them to go into the world and love others with empathy and compassion using the ancient art of healing known as shu.

In 1945, twenty five hundred years later, two peasants living in the Naj Hammadi region of Egypt discovered a collection of ancient manuscripts known as the Nag Hammadi Library. These Gnostic gospels, written in the second and third century, contain thirteen codices, or books, comprised of fifty-two texts. One of those texts is known as the Gospel of Thomas.

In saying 24 of the Gospel of Thomas, Yeshua tells his disciples, "There is light within an enlightened person, and it shines on the whole world."

In sayings 26 and 27 Yeshua continues, "If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the kingdom. You see the speck that is in your companion's eye, but you do not see the beam that is in your own eye. When you take the beam out of your own eye, then you will see well enough to take the speck out of your companion's eye". This teaching is also found in Matthew 7:3 and again in Luke 6:41.

This fundamental teaching from the Gospels is essentially identical to the teachings of the Buddha and Confucius -- and other spiritual teachings that are even earlier in the history of mankind. All of these great spiritual teachings were grounded in the same fundamental Divine Truth.

The journey toward compassion and love must begin with self-knowledge, and profound self awareness.

To actually love others, we must understand and then transmute our extensive ego beliefs, opinions, certainties, assumptions, fears, desires and prejudices.

It is our own ego that creates our sense of separation that leads to judgment. This sense of separation that results in 'us versus them', or 'me versus you' thoughts, words and actions. All unhappiness, misunderstandings and conflict has its roots embedded in the fertile ground of this ego-created feeling of separateness.

The shift we must undergo is to integrate the peace that passes all understanding, free-floating joy, Divine compassion and unconditional love into our own hearts. It will then emanate outward into the world as naturally as rain falls from the sky and flowers turn toward the sun. This is sacred and holy work.

When we blame others for the conflict and unhappiness we feel, and then frantically search for love, peace or happiness externally in the world, we are chasing an illusion. If we are to become People of Love, our journey begins by looking within and healing ourselves. It is only when we have done this work that we become capable of shu, emanating unconditional love consistently no matter what illusion we might be facing.

When we expect to be loving and compassionate without first doing our own inner work, we are chasing an illusion.

"Wisdom teaches: Healer, heal thyself."

Authentic spirituality is a middle path journey that comes only with deep self-knowledge and self-awareness. This journey requires the courage to learn and practice the path of self-awareness.

This means we understand and acknowledge that the people in our lives who make us angry, hurt our feelings, or make us unhappy are giving us great gifts of insight -- if we choose to look. They are pointing the way to the middle path by challenging us to react, to reveal to ourselves where we need to heal. Through this process they provide us the opportunity for authentic spiritual growth.

When we do our inner work, we soon discover that we are already profoundly loved, that we already possess all the joy in the universe, that we already have everything we need and then some. We know that no one can take this away from us because we no longer seek our love, acceptance or power from sources external to ourselves.

We are congruent with our authentic inner Source of Love. We find ourselves walking the middle path with the Holy Spirit of God. We have become the wave integrated with the ocean, the droplets falling within the waterfall.

Such a person is called enlightened.

We live happily within the unfolding abundance of the Universe. The Light that emanates from the center of our being evokes great love and compassion all around us. We are an integral part of the great shift to Love that is happening now.

And so it is.

"Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening.
Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest.
This opens the door to deeper communication all around.
It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life.
Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us.
These secrets are what make us sick or fearful.
Speaking truth helps us get clarity on your real heart directives."

-- Sara Paddison

Buddha Mind

"Not to be able to stop thinking
is a dreadful affliction,
but we don't realize this
because almost everyone is suffering from it,
so it is considered normal.

This incessant mental noise prevents us
from finding that realm of inner stillness
that is inseparable from Being."

-- Eckart Tolle


-- Paula Love

I began studying Dancing with Source in 2007. In the very first session, Ashley asked three questions:

  • Who are you in your deepest heart?
  • What led you to come and be part of these workshops?
  • What do you want from these workshops?

Many of the participants had profoundly beautiful answers, but I found myself constricting intensely and when it was my time to answer, I blurted, "I don't know why I'm here. I'm not sure God exists. If he does, I'm really angry at him."

I will never forget the calmness with which Ashley picked up her dowsing tool and said, "Thank you for modeling activation for us, Paula (which she had just explained to us a few minutes earlier). Would you like to release this?"

I said, "I don't even know what this is. It's embarrassing and it hurts. If you think you can do something about it, please do."

A few moments later, the intensity I had been feeling simply melted away. I was amazed. It was gone. Absolutely gone. I thought, "I have to learn this work."

But life had other plans for me.

I had been going through a very difficult time for about a year and a half. After having a very successful organizational development consulting and coaching career, I was suddenly unable to manifest the level of client work that I needed. I was at risk of losing my home. I felt lost and alone. I wanted desperately to change my life but I didn't know how to go about it.

That shifted immediately after I began studying DWS. The healing Ashley and Source did with me was my specific wake-up call. Suddenly, my life began to change on ‘fast forward’. I reconnected with the first love of my life and we were amazed to discover that our love for one another was as strong as it had been 40 years earlier. He lived in the Pacific Northwest.

We had a beautiful courtship. He was in a marriage that was not satisfying or sustainable. He asked her for a divorce. It took quite a while for the divorce to come through. This was a vulnerable time for me; however, through my DWS studies, I had uncovered a wellspring of deep courage in myself that I had forgotten I had. I rented my home, moved in with this wonderful man who was now my fiance, and we both experienced deep love and partnership. That was 4 years ago. It has only increased since then. That is the reason I have not - yet - completed my DWS studies.

When I asked for a change, I had no idea the waterfall of miracles that awaited me. I am grateful beyond words to Source, to Ashley, to this wonderful man that I finally married, -- and to myself, for having the courage to allow love to unfold in my life.

Paula Love. I’ve spent over two decades helping individuals and couples create rich relationships of deep personal meaning and connection. With compassion, humor, and the wisdom gained from both professional training and long experience, I engage my clients in powerful inquiries that unearth stuck patterns, interrupt unhelpful behaviors, and make new choices possible. Working with me, clients discover how their historical beliefs and patterns of behavior affect their ability to connect deeply and partner meaningfully today. Most importantly, I open the door for my clients to discover a whole new way of being, so that they can partner joyfully in ways they never thought possible. In addition, I co-created a learning game with Jennifer Van Horner: The Relating Game©, Creating Thriving Relationships that Sustain Through Time. 360 433 9981.

Carrots, Eggs & Coffee

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen.. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word...

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners.. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.'

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hardboiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter. 'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Dancing with Source
Our Vision is Oneness

Through the workshops offered in the DWS mystery school, all are empowered to identify incongruencies with Highest Good & congruencies with what is not, create clear two-way communication with the Divine & transform past lives, trauma, disempowering genetic & behavioral inheritances through family bloodlines, disempowering core beliefs, karmic, mental, emotional & egoic patterns, programs, attachments, fragmentation of soul, personality & separation from Spirit, identification & removal of Dark Teachers & implants, as well as dynamic relationship work with the archetypes, concepts, ideas, people, places & things that hold us back from moving into our Light Bodies.

When we clear these & other 'buggy code' from our field we become progressively able tohold more Light & can be of greater service in the uplifting of human consciousnessin preparation for the Ascension.

We do this through advanced energetic healing workshops, private sessions, speaking engagements, and spiritual retreats in partnership with Source, the Archangels, Ascended Masters, and All Beings of Light.

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