Thinking of using this as my phone screen saver so I can quickly refer to it when these pop up.
“Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but the use of knowledge in a good way is what makes for wisdom. Learning how to use knowledge in a sacred manner, that’s wisdom to me. And to me, that’s what a true Elder is.”
— Sun Bear, CHIPPEWA
We grow in wisdom by developing ourselves according to the four directions of the Medicine Wheel – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Let’s say we started drinking and drugging in our teenage years. Our emotional development will stop, but we will grow older physically. We could then develop into an immature adult. As adults we might be acting like we were teenagers. Once we stop drinking or drugging, our emotional development will begin again. We need to grow and nurture ourselves in all four directions. We need to involve the Great Spirit’s guidance in our development. That’s the only way we become wise individuals and live our lives in harmony and in a sacred way.
Oh Great Spirit, guide my thinking today. Let me walk in a sacred way on the Red Road. Let me be a learner of lessons and give me Your greatest gift – wisdom!
Fear of being wounded again is itself a wound.
First things first, we start healing by telling the truth. So jot that down.
Some people become spiritual and lose their personality, they lose everything that really makes them-them, enjoy yourself while taking care of yourself spiritually.
Remain yourself while becoming your better self.
You might be torturing yourself over the idea of “being understood”. It’s important to recognize that people will “get you” in different ways, at different speeds, and some might not at all.
What resonates says a lot about us.
We’re on the same team, pass it on.
The love you give recycles and circulates throughout the universe, no expression of love is ever lost or wasted.
Honest, raw, real communication changes everything. Get it out. Unburden yourself. Say what you feel.
Plot quietly and humbly, manifest fruitfully and abundantly.
People will only see or treat you as deeply as they’ve met themselves.
Your looks aren’t half as important as how you present yourself.
Energy over everything.
Master you, first.
How easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole.
Healing, growing, evolving, transforming.
When you’re manifesting things in your life, you’re essentially co creating with the universe. You also have to make the necessary steps to receive what you’re manifesting. Do your part while the universe does it’s part.
Respectfully disagreeing is a dying art.
What you are is enough if you would only be it openly.
May we attract people with genuine intentions.
Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.
Love is just a friendship on fire.
“No one will ever know what it’s like to be who you are.
Let that be an indescribable myth for your own appreciation.”
There are more ways for you to be seen than there are people to see you. Don’t be fooled into one fixed self-perception. Every self-perception is a beautiful lie.
Nothing is weird anymore. Enjoy it.
“Meet this moment like an artist.
Approach “life” like an experimental scientist.
Question reality like a philosopher.
Play with consciousness like a wizard.
Know peace like a yogi.
Inspired, kind, and divine feelings are of greater use than fixed beliefs and concepts.
Somewhere along the journey of life, our default settings got changed.
Life consist of finding our default settings, which is bliss.
primordial ~ having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state.
Show love, some of us are visual learners.
The most important part of spirituality isn’t what’s interesting. It’s not what’s beautiful or attractive or appealing.
The most important part is how you feel in this moment. That’s what most relevant.
The most important part of the path itself is your practice. Not your beliefs, morals, or imaginations.
How you feel and how you practice are the most real aspects of the spiritual way.
You are royalty existing in a state of amnesia, ignorant of your vast inheritance as you live through an accidental identity and struggle with obstacles that don’t even exist on your level of reality.
There are people out here withholding affection from their sons thinking that’s gonna make them men.
But what it does is make them grown ass men who can’t handle affection because they never had it before.
~ The Real McCoy @Boii_McCoy
Shield of flame … What good is a shield of flame? It burns up everything that strikes with intent to harm. It burns up everything it strikes.
This shield is not meant to “stop”, only to attract and destroy. There is no need to search for an enemy, they will come of their own accord.
Amber pools of liquid wax, bumped and coating that which is beneath. Flame, tall, a life of its own. A cobra raises its head and moves forward in this flame, eyes glowing. He turns to charcoal but doesn’t burn, does not deteriorate. No, it rests there, erect, looking out at what is. If it does not move, it thinks I won’t notice it there.
The edge of the pool begins to drop, spilling the contents inside. The snake is losing its pool, it seems to rise higher from the depths. The flame becomes taller.
He says, “Don’t do it, be careful”. He seems to be the only one actually caring about what may happen, the only one expressing concern, or care.
It can be fixed, or course it can … where splendid energy goes …
Young men and women put their life on the line every night in effort to keep their districts citizens safe. At times they must chase someone into a back yard and bring out the canine … young American hero’s.
Operation Target … Stem Wall provides that … Cognitive dissonance … I didn’t want to be Queen anyway … or maybe … I do.
operation — 1. A sequence of tactical actions with a common purpose or unifying theme. (JP 1) 2. A military action or the carrying out of a strategic, operational, tactical, service, training, or administrative military mission. (JP 3-0).
target — 1. An entity or object that performs a function for the adversary considered for possible engagement or other action. 2. In intelligence usage, a country, area, installation, agency, or person against which intelligence operations are directed. 3. An area designated and numbered for future firing. 4. In gunfire support usage, an impact burst that hits the target. See also objective area. (JP 3-60)
Have you ever been sitting with eyes closed and then envisioned yourself walking along, and deciding to have a seat? Seated imagining of sitting … how many instances in life are like this, where we are doing, while imagining we will do! I think it is much more often than anyone ever considers it.
I think of whether or not I have anything to say. I think of French fries and cinnamon … fall and summer. I’ve lit so many incenses it’s getting a little cloudy in my space, and that suits me fine.
He’s at the ready, alert, waiting for me. He is always watching, nothing is missed, not one move, not one word … and he is not alone.
There are two factors here, both long for freedom. One factor chooses to “take” while the other “waits” for humanity to make a choice.
Time is near, where time will not matter, not in the sense it has anyhow.
Patience is not known to those of a warring nature. “War” goes on and on while the “battle” is fought and over fairly quickly … so, choose. Get in, take care of business, get out and live on … or war, feeding on pain and fear, enjoying the corrupt practice of energy feasting. For many the choice is easy. For others they are cajoled, or tugged along, “directed” to harm, or to “please”.
To those in resting in the middle I say this, “Be loyal to thine own heart, be true to you.” Allegiance means nothing if your soul and spirit die while gaining friends or allies, becoming a dead empty shell, just waiting for the body to stop quit you.
This is the time, while we are yet in time to choose where you will apply your heart.
Connection is strong now. Whether consciously aware, or not, BIG shifts are being made … Globally, in each life.
Oh my dreams, I want you to become real.
Making plans has proven time and again to be a frustrating way to live. Most times, plans are disrupted, or thwarted all together, always at the whim of another with plans.
A streak of white is seen amid the darkness.
Slowly, it replicates and the darkness begins to divide, separating into multiple portions. The white slivers keep multiplying, changing the arena of possibilities.
Evening shadows fall.
What do you hope to accomplish? I’m not fond of this, if it IS a game … and it must be, because you refuse to explain.
Why is it I cannot remember those AHA moments during a semi-sleep? Why can I not record my thoughts in a sub-conscious state? It doesn’t seem right that you have access to those inner kept secrets, when even I do not.
What is it with all the talk of blasphemy and sacrilege? You really should consider releasing the need, or ‘habit’ of fear mongering.
When you put people in a little box surrounded by fear of failure or rejection, you will forever be surrounded by people who attempt to make themselves small. Perhaps this is what makes you feel big.
Have you ever heard that a king, or boss, is only as good, or as strong as his ‘team’? If you continuously look to create subservient people in your surroundings, your situation will lack strength, the whole of it.
If people do as you say because you provide them with what they need (usually the need is created by the one who longs to manipulate), none of the actions come from a place of true empowerment. This is why kingdom after kingdom falls.
The ‘base’ must be made strong. Without it, failure will happen, again and again. Shift mind-set from one of need, to one of self-reliance, empowerment, and a becoming as family, to the whole. ALL working to see that all others have enough, are safe, and motivated … not out of fear, greed or need of power, but out of a peaceful sharing and genuine caring.
A person is never ‘ready’. You just do it and learn as you go. This is how things are done. Otherwise, you’ll wait and before long, it will be too late to even try.
The fight is beginning to be something else. The argument isn’t an argument. Stating facts does not mean it’s a fight, it simply is what it is and truth cannot be denied. Of course that doesn’t mean people won’t try and spin stories to try and refute the truth.
In today’s world, the longer we know someone, the more willing we are to look past some of the hurtful things they do, that we do. So immersed in the experience it becomes difficult to see some of the things that are done without thought or care for others. Stepping back, away from situations, observing quietly, we can see people being who they are at heart, forgetting, or not really caring about creating a good impression upon others, or leaving a lasting impression of goodness in the world.
What is your energetic imprint?
It is a sick society which takes credit for other peoples work and ideas. Give credit where credit is due. Do so joyfully! Imagine a world which is full of people pointing out the great accomplishments and abilities of others. Not because they have to, or because they are looking for ‘brownie points’, but because it is amazing what people are capable of! There are so many wonderful creations of good, and benefit for all living beings.
Do you think it is possible to be free?
Hitting a hard ‘reset’ in life is not the easiest thing to do. Yet, for most of humanity it is a much needed, a desperately needed, reality. It will cause many ‘short circuits’ and many lives lost. The human mind has been in darkness for a very long time. Reset will be painful. It will not be pretty. It will look and feel like chaos. The world will appear to have gone mad.
“Recognize that sometimes things we don’t want to do must be done.”
Nothing good is born out of untruth. Honesty automatically grows goodness, unless it is a blankety blank, blank, blank.
I’m not much for telling people what to do, so … it’s up to you.
Messages were received in musical format last night, two that gently woke me and another right after rising.
“You have to ‘believe’ how you feel.” This phrase was accompanied by song, and although I cannot seem to locate it, I have found one which seems to fit nicely.
I half way stumble into the kitchen to feed the dogs while another song begins to play in my mind. As confusing as life is, I choose to believe in Love, at all times.
When a person experiences trauma, which we all do to varying degrees, it disrupts the ability to maintain faith in love and compassion for those who suffer, even while suffering takes on the shape of abuse.
The highest form of trust for what is, what is being uncovered, and for what will remain once we get through these trials, is the vigilance of belief in inherent goodness and care which dwells in each life.
This world works diligently to squash hope, but these trials are also what allows hope to thrive. While hope thrives, love survives, blooming just under the surface much of the time, yet it is there just the same. The flower of it will break the surface in the most unexpected ways, and the most unexpected time.
The key is to remain open for the opportunity to see love bloom, rise, and shine … pain makes one want to close down, to put up barriers … but don’t do it, for if you shut out pain, you’ll also shut out opportunity to see the most fantastic display of love, ever.
Cultivate resilience in the face of that which aims to rend your heart in pieces. As you stand straighter, gaining understanding that not all things which bring pain are done so in a ‘personal’ manner … that the other parties are battling their own struggles and at times it gets on people, especially those closest to them (to us).
No one is immune to the process. We will all experience pain, and we will all give pain to others, intentionally or not. We are more alike than we care to admit … where can we find compassion in these circumstances?
Great strength is in those who have capacity to forgive and continue living with care and love in their hearts rather than retaliate, or becoming that which has spewed a layer of shadowy darkness upon them, stealing their light for a time.
I suppose in this sense it would truly be as though each of us currently ‘walk in the valley of the shadow of death’. Every step we take in life has the possibility of becoming infected with this gloom, harmed by those in the midst of it, and the ‘unfairness’ of it all.
Imagine the spiritual integrity and strength each person will have within them after being forged in this fire within the shadow of death. Imagine yourself growing more firm of character, compassion building within you for all others who are, who have, and who will, experience the same or similar trauma as you yourself have.
Imagine the great healing shared by those who have experienced suffering when they begin to coat the injuries of others with the learned healing techniques and understanding they’ve developed throughout their trials.
People do not need to hole up and become small, safety is not in a compact singular package. Safety and strength come in sharing the most vulnerable parts of ourselves with each other, and helping each other heal. Growing stronger through each ordeal. Maintaining hope despite those who would strip it away. Allowing love to flow through the broken parts of the mind and heart, rather than shrinking, atrophying and dying.
Know this … there are those who love unconditionally, freely, openly … even when you cannot see them. Listen for the music, for the messages, for the signs. If these things are of love and support, it is about goodness. If these things are angry and encourage you to become a volcano of unchecked emotions which have potential to harm, then it seeks to place more chaos in the world.
Power is in choice.
Choice is yours, always.
Circumstances may occur of which we did not choose. However our thoughts around that event, circumstance or situation will always be our choice. Mind over matter, conscious awareness over mind.
At the urging of my pups I rose from my bed and went to the kitchen to feed them. As I returned to my room this song began to play in my mind. I came directly to the computer to find the whole song with lyrics, it is a beautiful Love song.
Messages like this first thing in the morning are so good.