Author Darlene Green: “How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During These Stressful & Uncertain Times”

Beau Henderson
Jun 8, 2020 · 12 min read

You already ARE everything you need. Develop a curiosity to see your own magnificence. Turning inward is supported with a variety of practices. Begin to pay attention to whatever modalities that you resonate with. You will naturally be drawn to particular expressions. Follow the thread of your own intuitive nature.

As a part of my series about How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During Stressful Or Uncertain Times, I had the pleasure of interviewing Darlene Green.

Highly sensitive, a natural empath, healer, teacher and scribe, Darlene Green has followed her heart’s direction in discovery of the sacred in life. After many years of spiritual practice and study, Darlene created an extensive body of work that is In Service to Love, relayed through three books: In Service to Love Book 1: Love Remembered, In Service to Love Book 2: Love Elevated and In Service to Love Book 3: Love Now.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share with us the backstory about what brought you to your specific career path?

I spent years working on a career before I realized I was a writer. It is not as much about what I was doing as a career, as it is about the constant experience that lived just below the surface of my life. I have been in sales, marketing and providing marketing and administrative support for our family business.

Residing beneath the “busyness” of business and family was my deep sensitivity and a sense there was so much more beyond the world I could see. I am highly empathic, and intuitive. I first heard the voice of my “Council” at the age of four. The Council’s supportive voice and guidance has been present at pivotal points of my life. The presence of Jesus and angelic orders have been a constant thread in the fabric of my inner awareness. I have always held a deep sense of purpose and mission; for what, I did not know. Living the chasm between the depth of what I perceived, and the physical world, felt like living with one foot on the dock and one foot on the boat at the same time.

I became an avid student of spirituality in my quest to find the what-else and the more that beckoned. I read voraciously, studied healing modalities and found a niche for my sensitivity in the healing arts. In 2014, visiting sacred sites in Southern France, I connected powerfully with my Scribe heritage resulting in a deep and soulful knowing of who I AM at my essence. I began to develop my ability to translate the rich frequencies I received from Masters in light. At last my soul could take a deep breath.

December 26, 2017, I awoke to an exquisitely, profound experience. In the sacred presence and brilliant light of Masters, the Elohim, and more, I was invited to sit with the Council of Light for one year as Scribe in collaboration. My very soul recognized this as the mission I had always sensed. As I said yes, Day One began pouring from my fingers onto the keyboard. I sat daily for one year and one day, writing as student, Scribe, and member of the Council of Light, learning under the tutelage of Masters.

The result is the body of work that is In Service to Love. In Service to Love offers a new empowering paradigm of enlightenment. Enlightenment is offered as a natural developmental process that is the integration of our human nature and our divine nature. This is the bridge of being that I had yearned for. When we claim our wholeness, we have access to our greatest wisdom, innovation, freedom and joy. I am a writer of living the reality of consciousness, transformation, and enlightenment; in living the art of being.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career?

There is nothing about this exquisite process I take for granted. Every moment is a blessing. I have learned to stand in a space of trust as life shows up powerfully through synchronicity. Every time it occurs, I am surprised and delighted. One example revealed the path to the publishing of my work.

I was about nine months along in the one year of writing In Service to Love. It became clear, this work was not meant just for me, and I would need to delve into the world of publishing. Wondering where to start, my inner question was, “Who is going to understand this esoteric work?” Before I could finish the question, the response flooded my awareness “Whoever understands Eckhart Tolle’s book, Power of Now and Neale Donald Walsch’s books, Conversations with God.” Comforted by that possibility I knew I was on the right path. A month later, I travelled to Phoenix and felt pulled to go to Sedona, sensing I was supposed to be there for a reason. I set off to Sedona with a friend. By the end of the day I had met an author who generously shared the name of his literary agent, Bill Gladstone. On the way back to Phoenix, I marveled at the events leading to the referral of a literary agent. Once back in my hotel room that evening, I looked for more information about the referral I had been given. I discovered Bill Gladstone had also been the agent for both Eckhart Tolle and Neale Donald Walsch!

Over the next few months, I completed the manuscript and was ready for the next step. I did my research as a first-time author and had carefully prepared a 56-page proposal. I hit send to email my submission, taking a deep breath with another landmark complete. I received a telephone call from Bill Gladstone of Waterside Productions 45 minutes later. In Service to Love was a perfect match.

Is there a particular book that made a significant impact on you? Can you share a story or explain why it resonated with you so much?

A voracious reader on my own inner quest, I found myself again at the bookstore looking for new material. Perusing the self-improvement and spirituality section, a book literally fell off the shelf at my feet! Surprised, I looked down at the book and the title made me gasp in shock. The Council of Light by Danielle Rama Hoffman. I knew in an instant it was MY Council that was speaking to me. I knew I was crossing over a threshold as I picked it up. As I read the book, everything was familiar, I began remembering, my dreams became vivid and my inner knowing was activated. While attending a retreat with Danielle in Southern France I connected with my Scribe heritage. Danielle has been a powerful mentor and teacher.

Ok, thank you for all that. Now let’s move to the main focus of our interview. From your experience or research, how would you define and describe the state of being mindful?

Being mindful is a state of conscious awareness in the present moment. We always have a cadence of thoughts active in the background of our day, living just below our awareness. It is human nature. Often created early in life, our default thinking forms the invisible boundaries within which we create. When we bring attention to our patterns in thinking, we may make new conscious choices connecting powerfully with possibility available Now. The act of choosing consciously allows us to create from our potency. Our life then begins to reflect clarity.

This might be intuitive to you, but it will be instructive to spell this out. Can you share with our readers a few of the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of becoming mindful?

The experience of presence in our own life anchors us bringing balance, appreciation, peace, and delight. Consider who we ARE as our essential Self is available beyond circumstance. When we are mindful; we are present in our life and bring our greatest wisdom to the moment. Being mindful creates the safe space for us to land, rest, restore, and receive inspiration for our next steps.

Ok. Here is the main question of our discussion. The past 5 years have been filled with upheaval and political uncertainty. Many people have become anxious from the dramatic jolts of the news cycle. The fears related to the coronavirus pandemic have only heightened a sense of uncertainty, anxiety, fear, and loneliness. From your experience or research what are five steps that each of us can take to develop mindfulness and serenity during such uncertain times? Can you please share a story or example for each.

1. Move to your center. When our awareness is directed inward we are available to hear our own wisdom and guidance. When our awareness is placed externally, we experience the unsettled cycle of fear, chaos, and reaction where our empowerment feels out of reach. The greatest thing about this is we can choose! When you feel distracted, reactionary and in fear, visualize your awareness as occupying the outer rings of the “hurricane” at that moment. Choose to gently release the fear, turn, and walk to the stillness of your own center. Take a deep breath.

2. BE present. When we are fully present in life, every moment is an opportunity filled with the field of possibility. It is human nature to have the past inform life; it happens automatically. When we choose to bring our full presence to the moment, the past becomes a contribution to us, and we are open to being informed by possibility that is available Now. Our greatest innovative capacity is only available in the Now moment as we lean into what we don’t already know. Sounds so simple, yet presence is a practice. Declare to yourself or out loud, “I bring all parts of me present here and Now! I bring all parts of me present here and Now! I bring all parts of me present here and Now! Take a deep breath.

3. Choose an empowering perspective. Perspective is declarative. We have the choice of your own perspective. The perspective we choose, either consciously or unconsciously, contains inherent limitation or possibility from which we create. Fear can result in a perspective of survival and managing life. I invite you to consider what else is possible. We are entering into a new paradigm. One where we may choose to be the full contribution we intended and bring all of our Selves to life.

Consider that being authentically ALL of you is easier than being who you are not. Listen for the notes of your soul’s symphony. Choose a perspective of wholeness, authenticity, clarity, innovation, compassion, Love, healing, thriving or whatever else resonates with you. Start your day declaring your perspective and see what happens.

4. Trust. The most challenging times of life will test our mettle. As the ocean ebbs and flows, we too will emerge from this time into the next expression. Trust your tenacity and resilience in life. Trust your ability to be fluid in a changing time. Trust your faith. Trust the triumphant spirit of our humanity.

5. Compassion. Hold the space of Love and compassion for yourself and others. The depth of sorrow cannot be contained for those whose lives have been cut short by this pandemic, and for those who have lost so much. As we face our strengths and weaknesses over the coming weeks, months, and more, we are called to hold the space of Love and compassion within which we find the peace, clarity and wisdom we seek.

From your experience or research what are five steps that each of us can take to effectively offer support to those around us who are feeling anxious? Can you explain?

1. Take care of you. As we take care of ourselves, we are more available to support those around us.

2. Stay connected. Get creative around connecting with friends and loved ones. Social distancing will be with us for a while. Don’t forget to laugh.

3. Share your gifts. Who you are is a gift to those around you. Your presence is a contribution. You make a difference.

4. Be a safe space for others to share. Be a kind listener. Often, it is in our listening that a friend may find their own clarity.

5. Allow. Allow transformation in you, those around you, and in the environment. When we hold strong to the way we think things should be, we lose out on the miraculous that is present each day. Life knows how to live. We will emerge stronger and better equipped to thrive in our future. We have a whole new view of our interdependence and global connection. Allow the beauty to find you.

What are the best resources you would suggest for someone to learn how to be more mindful and serene in their everyday life?

Meditate. BE in nature. Breathe.

You already ARE everything you need. Develop a curiosity to see your own magnificence. Turning inward is supported with a variety of practices. Begin to pay attention to whatever modalities that you resonate with. You will naturally be drawn to particular expressions. Follow the thread of your own intuitive nature.

Meditation: There are a variety of ways to meditate and turn your attention inward toward stillness.

Whether you use a meditation app, moving meditation, playing music, listening to music, painting, writing, sculpting, or being still and quiet, your inner language is fluid, creative and not driven by logic. Who you are authentically is greater than your ability to think. You are fine-tuning your ability to listen for your natural, internal rhythms. You are the beautiful balance between your humanity and divinity. In meditation, you learn the resonant language of your soul, casting light onto all parts of life.

Nature: Allow the background of nature to move to the forefront of your attention. Begin noticing detail you haven’t seen before. Notice the fragrance and the texture of the air, and how the sunlight touches the leaves of the trees. Notice the spaces between the trees as a part of the whole experience. Notice the clouds and the play of sunset. All will support your expanded awareness, release a sense of compartmentalization, and connect you with your internal knowing.

Breathe: In times of stress we hold our breath and breathe shallowly. Become aware of your breathing and begin to breathe fully. Visualize your breathing as taking in life and the light of vitality. Specific breathwork exercises are powerful tools not only for well-being but expanding your own inner awareness. Find a breathwork app, therapist, or class that resonates.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Do you have a story about how that was relevant in your life?

At the beginning of my spiritual quest, I was on a business trip to San Francisco. My husband came with me and we planned an extended weekend. We were at the waterfront touring a turn of the century naval ship. My husband and I were in the bunk room of the ship and I was thinking about my Grandad, who had been in the Royal Navy on a ship of the same vintage. He had passed away many years prior. In that moment I felt the strong and vital presence of my Grandad behind me as if he had just walked into the room. I felt the weight and warmth of his hand firmly on my shoulder and the familiar 6’2”, stately frame I recognized. Immediately in tears with Love I turned, and of course he wasn’t there physically. His presence though was vivid and unmistakable. I heard Grandad say the words from his favorite song, Amazing Grace, “I once was blind but now I see.”

Those words have led the inner search I have always felt so deeply. The pathway of consciousness is the constant process of revealing what had been previously unseen. Each revelation is breathtakingly beautiful. Just when I think I see it all, there is more.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)

Consciousness is the new frontier.

Consciousness is the pathway to our greatest innovation and contribution. We are each being called to our best life; one that is not driven by the past but is inspired by the voice of our soul. This is the reason we are here. Each of us brings a perfect, exquisite contribution to All. When we are audacious enough to contemplate our divine nature, claiming our wholeness, we access inspiration, innovation, and ways of being beyond the confines of our human limitations. It is in our wholeness we find original thought. Enlightenment is a reality to be lived Now. What becomes possible for our planet and the community of humanity as we each live from Love and express the voice of our soul?

What is the best way our readers can follow you online?

https://darlenegreenauthor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thedivineremembering

https://www.instagram.com/green_darlene2019/

Thank you for these fantastic insights. We wish you only continued success in your great work!

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