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Inner Balance

Published April 18, 2018 by tindertender

Life Is BalanceThere is this thought process going on inside of me … every time I am faced with the purchase of something new I always go for the lesser of the items … lesser expensive, less bells and whistles, less ‘pretty’ or desirable by some. I’m not certain if this is a good thing or bad … I’m not certain it can be classified at all. I think about my lack of need for luxury, preferring instead functionality.

Does this mind set come from a place of lack, or a feeling of not deserving more or better, or is it truly coming from a place where less is best and more is wasteful?

My waking dream is to some day have land with sleeping quarters (cabins) upon it and a main ‘lodge’ like structure where people will gather for food growth, preparation and storage, and for meals, laundry, and reading in the library, perhaps even a board game or two. Yet subconsciously I lean toward the small and confined spaces which are really only sufficient for one.

Breaking FreeHow to break free of the limited subconscious need to care for only self? How to widen this into a reality which cares for and is able to be supply for many? Certainly it takes a group effort for maintaining such a facility, perhaps it also takes a group effort to realize the dream into reality.

I am not a monetarily abundant person although I have extreme wealth. I have been blessed with life that leaves me with an ever clearer understanding of our connection and similarity.

As I notice my inner self pull away from contact, I also note the desire to break free from the shrinking away, to widen my truth into something that is more inclusive. There is a balancing taking place in me between solitude and an allowing of that which accepts the larger truth, which is that we are all in this together, whether we are able to acknowledge it yet or not.

Learning to value each other as we live, as individuals, affecting each other with our decisions, coming to realization that our choices determine the reality of the whole, in turn becoming our personal reality once more … it can be a challenge, yet is absolutely necessary for health and well-being of ALL life. It is a cycle, never-ending, always returning to us what we give.

With that in mind, what would you like to receive? Think about it, and then start giving, then await the return. Be patient, for there is something profound happening in this effort, or better said, this allowing. What you think you need may never come, but in gifting of yourself you’ll find blessing. Also important to remember ~ don’t be attached to the way your blessing will arrive, or what it will look like … sometimes what we want does not appear as what we need. Trust the Divinity of the Universe, it is always caring for you … for WE.

 

 

Journey To Wholeness

Published March 28, 2018 by tindertender

Everyone wishes to be heard, even the quiet ones. Various circumstances in life will contribute to how well one is able to exert themselves in speaking up. There may be doubt as to whether what they have to say is significant or not, depending on the responses they receive.

Truth is, all people are on a journey of self discovery, finding balance in the role they play within the universe.

Teamwork

There is an authority which speaks through every … single … person. Some have been on the journey of understanding for 2 years, some for 10 years, and others for 15+ years, and then there are those who have been on the path even longer. Still, this authority is within each of them, with varying levels of knowledge wishing to be shared with others who may have no other way of hearing but through the mouth of another human, and the ear they were born with.

I ask, is there truly such a thing as oneness? Or is this just an explanation which is used to get people to relinquish their personality traits as insignificant? Sometimes this is how it is read, and perhaps it is only in the presentation of the topic.

There are some who feel powerless. Life throws them topsy turvy every which way. Instantly they may wonder what they did to deserve this treatment which may cause them pain. Empowerment … this is where a good teacher will build on the confidence of people.

There are indeed many old patterns which must be stripped away in order to make room for more positive, stronger perspectives. There is a way to do this without talking down to a person though. It’s a slippery slope, this teaching without stripping one of personal significance.

Sharing ideasThe beauty in sharing of knowledge is in the allowing, of letting the example presented be adapted as seen fit by the individual … as much as, or as little as, they are comfortable with at the time. All good ideas are best when they seem as if they are our own.

When people come together with the common understanding that power meshes … the power in you, the power in me, that power becomes we, created by the bits of you and me and others … all of the traits that one may have great strength in, while another individual has great strength in another area of life … shared between us the whole becomes very strong, much stronger that were we to remain alone.

So … some call it Oneness, some call it Unity, some call it The Whole … I prefer the latter for it speaks to me of every individual with their varying strengths brought together in conscious cooperation for the benefit of all.

Every person is in their own space of the journey. All are doing what is necessary for their growth at the moment, even if it is not obvious to the outsider looking in. Sharing information, not as an authority (for none of us are) helps to lift each other, should a rising be chosen. Perhaps something I share makes you go AH HA!!! and perhaps something you share with me makes me do the same.

Wonderful exchanges such as these will send us all on an upward spiral as we fling the old out and away, and embrace the new which gives us wings (so to speak).

A Full Life

Published March 24, 2018 by tindertender

Earth Woman
There is a fullness developing. Perhaps you’ve noticed that a life which once seemed sort of ’empty’ is beginning to fill with all sorts of things, meaningful things, life altering things.

As this filling up is noticed, there will also be noticed an increase in that which will attempt to still this process. An illness, an accident, a loss of some sort. Yet beyond what may seem like tragedy there remains the increase of what make us who we are. While other stuff falls away it is important to embrace the newness coming forth from inside.

When change is presented often the first inclination is to grasp at what was, what is being shifted. A stubborn refusal may even hold the mind in a vice like grip. Relaxing and allowing these changes can be difficult, yet when we do relax and allow, the pain of change lessens and the suffering around it eases.

Many times when the shift occurs it can be seen that this newness is really a blessing which has improved life in some fashion, and this too can be altered in time, when new revelations form in the mind.

Some may call life a fickle river of ebb and flow. I see it as a dance between the highs and lows of altering waves, without which life could not exist, at least not as we currently know it.

Reaching for the fullness of the combined reality, not so much struggling, but learning to allow this flow, there is a place one can rest and watch the harmony of it all. I’m journeying there, visiting with others who appear to have reached that point before me, learning the ways which may ease the shift.

None are more intelligent than another, there are simply different levels of awareness, of connectedness. When the struggle gets tiring, that is when this journey is embraced and change begins to happen, for again, letting go of what was is an extremely difficult adjustment. Yet it is possible, and it will be, given the choice, and the willingness in each person to achieve forward movement.

The Time Is Now

Published February 18, 2018 by tindertender

Circular Image
The three are not quite in alignment. What will occur when they finally are? Could the coming and going of this meeting be equally disrupting? Or will all finally be harmonious once in perfect spacial position?

Fire stickBlue Flame PhoenixA solitary strand of flame rises and moves, sweeping from right to left, and from one end to the other, it touches everything.

A blue flame ignites within humanity. As they close there eyes, what once was darkness becomes violet, and then blue … the color pulses from mid-brow out into the darkness, sometimes it may seem as though it is coming from behind. It will linger and then fade, large or small, slowly or quickly.

 

 

Living Without Strings

Published January 22, 2018 by tindertender

Argument has it … it never ends. It is a pity the way compromise of a sort can never be made. Back and forth they go … it is as though one has to convince the other of their point of view. I do not know why they can’t just say to each other, “I respect your views, and here are mine. Now let us move forth into progression of a kind.” But no, spinning, spinning, spinning … minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, year after year, it never ends. I am sorry for this … I do not think I’ve caused it, but then perhaps I do not know. Maybe the simplest of things has gotten skewed by my own contribution, however that continues to show up. It changes, frequently.

I close my eyes and am still for a moment …

It very well could be all of the tentacles of the past which has inundated my journey are twisting what started as something so beautiful into a mess. Releasing the binds that have formed knots in this life, in this heart and mind, is not an easy task. There are no teachers, only experience. It is a short life … will there be time sufficient to complete the smoothing of thought?

I feel as though I should apologize, yet I do not know exactly what I’ve done wrong. I can theorize, there are plenty who will offer their opinions on where I’ve erred. It seems this is the easiest thing for folks to do … yet I continue to look deep and hard into my heart. Who am I? There are many answers, so many possibilities, so many truths. A well rounded experiencer of light … of shadow … of joy … and of pain. It is all true, every reaction, every response to an outside event or occurrence, was me … in the moment. And I have changed immensely over time.

Time ~ the clock keeps ticking, going round and round. It will stop, indeed, it stops for many every moment, every day, and someday it will stop for me too. I am curious, where on the wheel of time I will be when I arrive in a timeless state. I wonder if all experiences will conglomerate into one big ball of energy, which would be the new me. Will my spirit be able to handle all of it? It is a good question, for the nervous system of the human body can only take small portions of this grand reality at once, before a fissure erupts in the psyche.

Some call it madness, some call it a gift. Few can lead one through it, even fewer survive it. So here we are, floundering in a vast sea of awareness that was not here before. Embracing the unknown is a difficult task for fear is a substantial staple in this land, perhaps in many lands.

Twisted shadows in twisted minds hide in plain sight. Seeing the whole from the inside is difficult, impossible even. The only way is to step out of the box, turn around, and truly see. Death may occur, it often does but once seen, life will never be the same. Explaining to someone, anyone, impossible, for we can only comprehend what we’ve experienced, no more, as much as we’d wish to.

So yes, this journey is a solo one. There really is no one who can travel this path the way you can, the way I can. We have come equipped for a certain amount of tension, the skill is in keeping just taut enough, so we do not go limp, or snap into pieces. Like balancing a pencil on its tip, gently moving it in any direction to maintain its uprightness, this is our life.

Live without strings. You’ll be glad you took time to develop fortitude.

The Challenge of Growing Pains

Published November 22, 2017 by tindertender

1000 times over there is demand to inform the world why these games are played out. Lives are at stake, they are being ended by this carelessness. There is no need to be loud or obnoxious to make it clear.

Growing pains

Life plus trauma, begets life plus trauma, it is everywhere and expansion is increasing. The pain must be observed, embraced, and consciously healed by each individual in order to reverse the flow of that which is damaging to the planet, and all possibility of a peaceful future.

It is challenging, it is frightening to revisit that which has caused so much pain, but if it is not dealt with, if people continue to stuff it and pretend it is not there, it will continue to manifest in very destructive ways, it will never heal, it will fester. We can see the truth of this in every day as we look around us and when we see into our own heart and mind.

The task of bringing healing to the earth is an arduous one, it is not meant for those who will not bring themselves to muster strength to face these things, however, ALL people have within them what it takes to do so. It is a choice, a decision which must be made on a personal level.

You’re either for growing pain, or for healing it.
What seeds are you planting for the future?

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