Grace

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Trigger … 

Published May 15, 2018 by tindertender

“Go ahead … do it … no one has the right to judge you, well, almost no one.”
… as they shove a picture of Satan eating the brains of a person in front of you.

Reminding someone of error which occurred decades ago will not heal anyone, or anything. People making these judgments of others never see the details behind their actions, completely lacking compassion & understanding about surrounding circumstances or state of mind.

Past actions cannot ever be changed, yet that does not stop a person from living, from learning, from trying to repay … life, society … whoever, whatever … for the wrong. It does not stop them from learning … perhaps learning what they were never taught before mistakes were made, before realizing the sacredness of all that is.

I think of the boy who lit a forest on fire. I hear the memories of words said by those who rallied for his … and his families … extreme punishment. I think to myself that this young man has potential to be the biggest advocate for the forests in his future … if only someone would teach him the sacredness of the earth, the forests, the life that dwells there. Properly coached, he may develop a passion for protecting and nurturing the growth of the forest and that which depends on it for living. He could come into a fierce passion for creating health in the world. His error in no way seals his fate as a destroyer. Those who attempt to put him in that box for life are criminal.

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Photo by Shelby Miller

The same can be said of other situations. As a young person I smoked. I tossed out the cigarette butts not once thinking of the harm I was doing. I did not know the filters do not deteriorate. I thought the sweeper truck would get them. Today, when walking in the forest or park I make it a point to pick up those that I see. I wish to pick up as many as I threw out, and then some … flipping the scale to the positive.

I used to practice verbal war. I had a tongue so sharp it would leave people stammering not knowing how to respond, speechless. That was angry me. Today, my goal is to be just as kind (and then some) as I was cruel. I truly do not have any desire to harm anyone. Honestly I never did, however being lost in pain and the darkness of anger, it happened.

This does not mean I’ve decided to be a push-over … far from it.

Realizing how much care for the world dwells in the heart after a life of anger and pain is refreshing. The desire to expand this is intense. Yet there will always be those who throw the past in the face and place judgement, stating no good could ever come from one who did harm. They are liars … and they ought not be allowed to make “I AM” statements for anyone other than themselves. If they do … it is only because they feel a sense of superiority over others, and this will lead to trouble for them.

So massage the trigger. Recognize it for what it is. Affirm the statement you, and you alone, make for your future and the contribution you will give. Stand alone if you must, but be true to you and shed that which brings you suffering … in doing so, your imprint of suffering in the world will recede and something more beautiful will begin to grow.

It is far from easy, especially when there are people telling you how horrible they believe you are. Drown out their voices and tell yourself the truth, the truth that only you know … and it is usually never what others plant in your mind. Count the blessings, there are many, none less than the other no matter how small. Make a list in your mind of the things you are grateful for. A shift will happen, and forward progress will become easier … every time.

It’s 11:11 a.m.

Published March 9, 2018 by tindertender

I seek once more … have there been changes recently in the time space continuum? Could the future have shifted due to one minor flip of thought? Perhaps …

sharing leadership

It is easy to get lost along the way, the mind races constantly, and unless effort is made to tame it, to lead it, we will be pulled here and pushed there by it.

The smallest of details show the largest of beauties. Their significance is as important as the air we breath, unnoticed much of the time, yet providing dramatic substance to daily life. Keeping in touch with the often overlooked things will bring balance to a chaotic world.

Viewing our self in the mirror made by events in life can be difficult, acknowledging that we attract our circumstances by our conscious choices can be a challenge. Remember to honor every part of your story as essential to your highest unfolding. Answers are found through honest self appraisal.

Stubbornness may have been ingrained in the DNA of humanity, for often we wander though life thinking we can do everything our self. Reaching goals requires cooperation with others, for only upon working together is it possible to utilize strengths we alone may not possess. It is important to let someone else be at the helm, taking a break here and there … a little nap will do us all good once in awhile. As on a long journey of road travel with companions, the destination is reached quickest if everyone rotates through a pre-planned and shifting driving schedule.

Radical Self Love

Published October 31, 2017 by tindertender

Responsible for Bringing Energy

In today’s world, we find that most of the time we are either feeding off of, or feeding in to, someone or something. Not too often is there a mutual sharing, a caring, and generous gift and receipt.

It is very easy to attach our emotions to ‘someone else’ claiming our feelings to be caused by them, or something ‘they’ did. Only children can claim any sort of truth to this, for they haven’t the option of choice, most times. As adults, we consciously choose to remain in blame, or to come in to our personal power.

What a relief when we find someone(s) who care about similar issues and are willing to come together, in mutual sincerity, to assist each other in progressing into something greater than before, when we are surrounded by those who actually claim ownership for what they bring to a situation.

“In wholeness, in radical Self Love, we are fully engaged with our Authentic Self and own energy. Nothing can attach and take our Life Force. We are Sovereign Beings.”
     ~ Lia Love

https://wakeup-world.com/2015/06/09/energy-feeding-dealing-with-physical-and-non-physical-energy-vampires/

You Choose, Sister

Published September 30, 2017 by tindertender

https://www.intuitivedance.org/single-post/2016/08/08/The-Aging-Woman-Syndrome-or-How-Women-Keep-Away-From-Their-Power

“You choose, sister. You choose now and every stretch of the way. Are you squeezing yourself and your gift into the patriarchal corset or are you rising taller and taller into your power each day? Are you talking yourself down, or are you changing your language to match your maturity? And, most importantly, are you an ally to your daughters and sisters in deconstructing an old paradigm, or are you perpetuating the disempowering illusion of the old world.”

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