Ashtar on Spiritual Gift Giving
Ashtar [channeled through Kate Woodley]: This is Ashtar. And I’m joined by a few members of the Galactic Federation of Light. It is a pleasure to be in your presence again.
We are always honored when you come to us. We would like to talk a little bit about the holidays and the shift that is happening. It is beginning now but is going to grow in time with regards to material gift giving to spiritual gift giving.
We have observed, as many humans have felt across your planet for at least a year now, that with such confusion, with such chaos and uncertainty, there is an increasing yearning and hunger for clarity. Clarity that comes through spiritual insight through information and messages and gifts (for this is the word of the night) that cannot be granted in anything that is tangible. A true gift is one that exists at an energetic level that serves to dwell in one’s heart for the purpose of awakening, of opening up to one’s innate calling or ability.
But spiritual giving is truly the gift that keeps on giving. We know that this is an expression that you are familiar with, but let us plant a visual for you.
Insight is a Spiritual Seed
When you give the gift of clarity and insight, this is a seedling that is planted within one’s essence, within one’s core. This seedling is fed and watered and it grows. It grows in many ways. Ways in which the individual needs the seedling to grow. Whether it is freedom, whether it is clarity, whether it is finding one’s true path, whether it is gaining insight that leads one to heal any ills within a relationship or negative cyclical thought patterns. It represents an opportunity for release and spiritual freedom.
In that freedom, there is growth, there is newness. And with that newness one creates and attracts more opportunities, situations, and people that align to their happiness and to their true calling in life.
So a spiritual gift, the gift of insight and clarity, which can be very different from one individual to the next, is truly what all of humanity needs. A blender, a dishwasher, or a new sweater, while they may create joy in the moment, it is very short lived. But insight, information, and enlightenment grows and expands endlessly — and it connects one to the boundless and infinite wisdom of the universe.
It creates a bridge from which so many more gifts can be found.
Material Needs will Melt Away
We would advise you, and all of humanity in fact, to focus on one’s spiritual needs. It is not a matter of looking around your house to see what is missing. It is a matter of looking inside yourselves to see what feelings and emotions are missing and what needs to be healed. For once you are full and fulfilled within yourself, the material needs will melt away. They will become less important and this truly reflects the shift which humanity is coming into: a move away from material belongings that fill an endless void, an insatiable appetite for more stuff that does not serve one’s true needs.
One’s appetite can only be truly satiated when it comes from within. And there is no tangible gift you can give one that will fully fulfill one’s spiritual, inner needs. So see the gift of insight as the seed that blossoms and grows and erases the need for anything that is purely material. This distinction is very important. And while most humans understand this on some level, the vast majority are not living by these words.
And this takes us back to the very core lesson that you are all aware of: money and material belongings do not buy or bring happiness. Happiness only comes from within.
Ask What your Soul Needs
So ask yourselves this holiday season what you need in your soul, in your life, that is not tangible, that may not be visible, that cannot be touched or smelled or felt, but that fills you in your heart.
And you’ll find that when you ask yourself this very simple but important question, the answer will come.
And when it comes you may not know exactly what to do with that answer, but give it time for as we’ve mentioned, it is a seed. Like all seeds, you must allow it to grow as it may. It must unfold organically. You must nurture that seed. You all have the seed, but you have not learned to tend to it.
So this holiday season is the time to tend to your inner needs.
We hope that this message does not in any way sound cliche, but we feel that given the turmoil that exists on a superficial level across your planet, this is a very important message that we truly hope will resonate with many.