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Burdens Carried

Published November 14, 2018 by tindertender

Burdens carried can weigh us down. Often the burden has become such a part of life its presence is nearly undetectable. The symptoms are masked as physical pain, and perhaps depression, or anxiety.

Is the story of life real, or simply an illusion built around that which is ‘less painful’?

Just underneath consciousness there is a place where communication happens with those who we cannot see. Being quizzed, I woke to hear myself silently answer, “I carry the burden of shame”.

I thought about this periodically throughout the day and have come to the conclusion that this ‘burden’ is facilitated in the mind from birth.

As children many of us are taught that our creations are lacking beauty, that we ourselves are lacking that which makes us lovable. When pure joy rises up in us there is always someone there to squash it. It seems to carry on into adulthood, until it is recognized, and consciously ended. Often we must leave behind those who claim to ‘love’ us.

I wonder about this cycle in the world. It happens everywhere, not limited to this country or that.

As chaos grows on the planet we can see those who facilitate destruction more clearly. They are being called out, exposed for the ‘average person’ to see. This can be quite disheartening, for those we have trusted, and their methods, will be seen plainly.

The tough part of the process is to learn to see our own heart just as clearly as we ‘think’ we see others. This is difficult, for many of us prefer to think we are ‘righteous’ and the others who do harm are not. It is important to know that what we see in the world is also part of our self. The only way to heal it is to recognize it, ask of our self how much of it we see in our own actions and thought patterns, and then heal that.

In the shadows of the mind many things dwell, many things that are difficult to look at, to decipher, and to cast out. So many people project outward, trying to mend the illness of the world, all the while refusing to mend what is in their own heart.

Personally, I am left to discover this ‘burden of shame’ which I carry and make the attempt to find forgiveness where it is concerned … to heal, to shed the weight of it, and to freely rise beyond it … without the use of excuses.

It is a difficult process, for while the inner work is done, those who we see, other people, will attempt to reinforce the negative. At the same time, those who we cannot see will attempt to reinforce the burden we carry, convincing our mind that the burden cannot be released.

This battle is with the invisible realms, attempting to keep us from joy and balance and love. This battle is also with others we can see who are under the influence of those who wish to keep us from happiness.

The key is to observe, not absorb. Outside influences we can hear, and sense, are only that … outside influences. Let them remain as such while you gather your own thoughts and ideas about what you believe will bring healing … to your life, and to the lives your life touches.

Today Is A Big Day

Published November 7, 2018 by tindertender

What is hidden will be uncovered.

Balance

Views about the unknown can be full of trepidation, or perhaps angst. There is a tendency to ‘fight’ against circumstances, to rebel. Flow is cut off as energies collide. Although there is a time and a place for this, sometimes surrender, or a ‘relaxing into’, is needed.

Seeing beyond the immediate is necessary. Too often habitual thinking takes place, seeing the possibilities of negative outcomes. Taking charge of thoughts is key to finding peace. Control your emotions, do not be controlled by them.

Now is the time for transformation. Remove restrictions and practice using your senses to see into the hidden realms, stretch your abilities for knowing. Follow your heart, your genuine truth. It is time to realize balance. Do not forget to laugh at the world, and yourself.

Try to be receptive of the Love and Protection which envelopes you as you move throughout the day. Let emotions flow smoothly. Be courageous and brave. Strength and stability are yours as you move through growth and secure balance. Using discernment, adapt to situations, communicate your intentions.

Knowledge and truth will be found, and with it, stability. Listen to the teacher within to receive knowledge. Use that knowledge properly and you have wisdom, and with wisdom, power.

Flexing In Time

Published October 10, 2018 by tindertender

The questions we ask of ourselves, and then ponder, are keys to opening up and expanding current awareness. For instance:

How can I be more flexible?

Flexibility could mean the bodily joints, it could mean having patience when plans go afoul, and it could mean being open to people, places and things that have unknown potential for life.

Fear often inhibits the freedom to be flexible. Suspicion of others intentions often causes rigidity of spine and energies, and a stillness comes over one, or should I say, a stubbornness.

Flexible spending, flexible time schedules, flexible mind, willing to take on, or at least consider, new knowledge or possibilities.

Thinking about things deeply can bring about criticism, especially if far-out ideas and theories are shared. Not too many people are ready to consider the fantastic as possible reality.

Star Trek, Space War, Weather modification and manipulation, Mind control, The presence of other life forms right before our eyes … these things are not fantasy, although there are plenty of folks who insist they are.

So as not to be part of the rigid, unbendable type, I practice ‘flexing’ the mind, considering all possibilities and investigating all scenarios that are called ‘conspiracy theory’.

The more you are willing to know …

Life is about flow. The years flow into each other, the seasons too. The human body flows through the years, so slowly the shift in appearance is barely perceptible until several years pass. The mind flows from one opinion to the next, and when what is thought to be real and true are blown out of the water, the mind once again latches onto something ‘comfortable’, making this new situation ‘real’.

Sitting in my chair last night I envisioned myself as a child, fresh and innocent, in love with life and with love. As the years went by things happened, people happened, and hurts felt were shared and spread. And time continued to flow, until an awareness began to creep in, and then pour in.

I saw these aspects of my life hold hands and form a circle. They smiled at each other and others, and they began to dance a little, moving in a counter-clockwise circle.

I Am Many …

We all are. How can we be more flexible? By first understanding that every single memory we have of every single day we’ve been alive, is an aspect of ourselves which still lives, and is very real.

Some folks talk of the inner child, and it is true, they are there too. Along with the 10 year old, and the 16year old, and the 21 year old, and the 30 year old and so forth. Thinking of these times in life I am certain you too have solid memories making it easy to visualize yourself at certain events or situations.

Let every single memory you hold be embraced and loved by the adult you currently are. Hold the injured one, laugh with the smiling one, and work with the adventurous one. They are all here, living still … inside each and every one of us.

To deny these important parts of ourself is to deny the strengths and courage each aspect has to offer.

Be flexible, offer them homage inside your mind, your heart, and your life. Your capacities will amplify, and love too … self love, spilling into love for all life in this world, other planets, and in all spaces between.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Published September 26, 2018 by tindertender

Shadow: Make the sacrifice
Soul: Embrace spirit
Let two be one: Embrace the dark

You will not achieve the outcome you desire if you are unwilling to act upon your intentions. It is not as simple as wanting something to happen, or believing that it will happen. You have to make it happen, and to make it happen requires that you be willing and ready to do whatever is necessary no matter the sacrifice. For everything you desire, you must give of yourself in return.

You are a spiritual being, living a physical life. Embrace spirit in your journey and reaffirm your connection with the Divine. Fly to the heavens, but remember to look down and see that the Divine exists in the magical, natural world beneath you. Spirit dwells within all ~ in everything you see and know, and everything that you do not see and which is unknown. Both the creative and the destructive, the beautiful and the ugly, are born of the Divine.

You have been taught that all is either  good or evil, negative or positive; good gives rise to good, and bad gives rise to bad. It is wrong to have feelings of anger, dislike or fear as these emotions are born of our shadow self. This is not Truth. Everything happens for a reason. Love can give rise to destruction, and hate can inspire acts of genuine love. The lessons offered by our shadow often teach us the most. Know your shadow self. Love it. Without the darkness, the stars cannot be seen.

And The Sky Opened

Published September 19, 2018 by tindertender

“She has the strength of a thousand suns”, they said … or was it only herself speaking? What is it like, knowing life is so … very … large? What is perceived with the mind through emotion is just the tip of the iceberg. Life is much more vast than that small understanding. It is so large, understanding ceases to exist!

Uncovering the inner most portions of self is like the best present ever! There is a time when you may feel like you “know” you … but didn’t you feel the same ten years ago? And are you that same person you were then?

This package we were born into holds treasures beyond words.

On the job site, or in relationships of all kinds, there may be a ‘holding back’ of heartfelt ideas or desires. There may be a twinge of fear, or shame attached to it. Through life others may have instilled the idea that the sweet inner fire of you is a thing that should be doused.

Underneath the programming, when the heart and the inner parts of self are delved in to, beautiful surprises begin to show up. When opportunity arises to try something new … one day, rather than saying no thanks, instead the answer may be, “Why not? I may not be good at it, but I might just be, as well!” And the effort is made, and the answer as to whether it is something one would wish to add to the tool belt of knowledge is discovered.

Try, try, try again. All that which does not harm self or others, when opportunity arises, try it.

How many gifts will you discover buried ‘neath that barrier that has been created? Are you a painter, a writer, a food preserver, a gardener, a medicine man, or woman?

In life, attention is often on finding the treasures within others, our partner, children, friends, acquaintances. Very rarely does one look inside for the treasure, they’ve instead taken on others opinions of what their personal treasure is, or is not.

Solitude is a blessing, even if only an hour a day. Sit, quietly with personal thoughts and see what relations on the “larger side of life” may offer you.

You just might be surprised.

Woman In Love

Published September 11, 2018 by tindertender

Woman in Love ~ doing anything to keep peace within her life, and the life she shares with the world.

True … some are lost in the realm of creating and experiencing deep pain … but each and every one of them start here … whether as a child, or otherwise. Love does not require war … it is a simple letting go of that which brings us pain.

Great strength is in Love … in sharing it, in growing it. Moving through pain and continuing to bring love to the world despite what it may throw at us … and first and foremost Loving the ‘love of our life’ … our self.

Don’t ever hurt yourself, in cherishing all that you are it will become easier to cherish all else that you see in the world, and to care for every aspect of it.

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