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Dance of Life

Published July 11, 2018 by tindertender

You may say to yourself, “There is so much further to go! So much needs to change!” Do not focus on the end goal, it can be daunting and elicit feelings of defeat … focus on the journey, have fun with it, life is meant to be a dance. Recognize that no matter how lonely you may feel at times, you are never alone.

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Photo by Vitto Sommella

Emergence ~ You may notice you are in an intense process of emergence, coming into the next cycle of life. Unlike more gradual shifts in awareness you have experienced, this one is happening quite rapidly and came on somewhat unexpectedly. You may even think you are unprepared for such dramatic changes in your life, yet you are prepared and can put to use the experiences and wisdom you have accumulated up to now.

Life is demanding that you move into the next stage of maturity. This requires you to adjust your thinking about yourself, others, and your  community. It calls for you to shed yet another layer of you ego-filled defenses and let go of any illusions of being less than who you are.

This period of emergence is one of a broadened consciousness and heightened perceptual capacities; and since it is inevitable, it is best to surrender to the flow and allow yourself to gracefully move into the next cycle of your life.

Get grounded ~ Spend time in nature, allow the earth to assist you in leveling out the senses.

Breathing ~ Your breath is the crossover between Spirit  and physical reality. Breathing comfortably and steadily helps you align yourself with Spirit, which then brings a clearer focus on what creative expression is preparing to be birthed through, and from you. Discard any habitual thought patterns that would prevent the manifestation of what you are being prompted to bring forth. Allow yourself to take risks with this self-expression, and all of Creation will smile upon you.

Release and Activation ~ Nature and all of its sounds and aromas may assist you in releasing tensions, or a warm bath may ease the stresses from your mind and body. Music may activate your hearing, which sparks the pleasure centers in your brain. Art may activate your emotional responses. The touch of another human may activate a deep need to be physically held in some manner again.

Now is the time for action. Engage in some activity and be fully present so that you forget about your surroundings and enter into that timeless and multidimensional experience of union with the focus of your creative attention. Let your physical body be active. Movement alone – whether quietly dancing by yourself or hiking up a hill – will require you to be as present as possible in your body. Enjoy!

Plucking Fear From Mind & Body

Published June 22, 2018 by tindertender

This world is a breeding ground for fear. Upon entering this life there is a pure innocence and joy, often stripped away before words are even spoken, or soon thereafter.

Fear lives so deeply within the body/spirit system, sometimes it isn’t even known. Through life a tough exterior is grown, a stiff upper lip, a stubborn thrust of the chin, a bad attitude … whatever it takes to defend the self from the continuous lash of what hurts.

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Photo by Nick Herasimenka

A false joy is developed, many become experts at pretending happiness, they stuff the pain until it cannot be recognized, but it is still there … wrapped in fear. Heck, there are even times when one truly believes they are happy! Then something happens and they begin to question that reality … at least I have.

There are those who coach people to walk into the fear, face it head on … even I have said it, and I believe it! Yet still, knowing this and actually doing it are two different things. Sometimes when we think we are walking into it, we hold back ~ not even knowing we reserved the right to maintain the embedded habit of fear, to hold that wall of protection up just in case.

Yes, this world breeds fear, and also provides what is needed to overcome it … strength is developed, endurance, a stubborn will that calls for us to survive even when we would rather quit.

How does one shed the fear? How does one actually reach so deep inside the core of the being, grab hold of that fear, pinch it, and pluck it right from the body and the mind? There are many theories written and taught by those who say they have no fear … but do they? Neither here nor there, each individual must find a way to their center and have a willingness to honestly evaluate what they find there. It cannot be done for us ~ it can only be done by us, for us.

The question is then, how badly do we wish for peace? At what lengths are we willing to go to create it?

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The Sacred Wisdom Keepers know of this better than many. If we long for the truth, if we truly wish to see a better world, this is a good place to search, beginning of course by looking into our own being. There must be a desire to open the mind in order to receive knowledge, and there ought to be a respect for the sharing one receives from an Elder.

Life is short, even when one lives to be what we now consider old. There isn’t time to waste on stubbornness and pretending, not if we long to see a world full of truth, peace, joy, and love.

Tired Body, Tired Mind

Published May 10, 2018 by tindertender

There are days when physical labor is pushed, maximized to the best of ones ability. There are also days when number crunching and project planning is a continuous cycle. Hours go by and the muscles begin to ache, the mind starts to as well. Tylenol can be ones best friend after this work.

Efforts made are increasing, it is as though we’ve entered the ‘spin cycle’ of life. There is a wringing out of the ‘suds’, a cleansing is happening. Soon there will be an end to the spin and it will be time to dry, fluffing and making soft the load we’ve been carrying.

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Photo by Joshua Fuller

A blessing is in store. The effort, the stamina maintained as the sea of life is sailed, all experiences, will culminate in calm, it is going to settle. As the waters rage they are washing away the grime that has collected, and although it seems so much is destroyed, it is actually a purification. The sun is about to shine bright, bringing abundance in ways that have been missing for nearly everyone. As we begin to realize the intricate connection we have with the earth, the waters, the air and with each other, we will learn to ride the tide … not with fear and a clutching to anything we find for safety, but with balance and awe as the truth embraces us, and as we embrace the truth.

When things begin to sweep out from under, go to high ground … rise above it. Whether it be a tumultuous relationship of some kind, or some other experience … rise. This cleansing is going to happen, where you place yourself will determine how it affects you.

When too much is taken from a situation without anything given back an imbalance occurs. This is seen in many situations, it is in the products we choose, it is in what we put into the soil and water of the earth, it is what we allow in our lives..

As this shift happens, look around, practice really seeing others and how circumstances affect them, look deeply into your own world. Often, life is a story told and many of these tales are complete fiction.

Transparency, vulnerability … allowing the real you to shine will be the gift you came to share with the world. No one can be you better than you.

Keep Going

Solutions

Published March 23, 2018 by tindertender

You are a master

The mind is always creating solutions. For every circumstance it will spin around and throw out possibilities … if it goes this way, we should do this, if it goes that way, we’ll do that. The mind loves solutions so much it will create problems where none exist, just so it can practice.

This scenario keeps us in a state of expectation. We are under assumption that these dreamed of situations will actually occur and with unease we await them. This is the state of suffering. The mind picks away at our happiness, leading us to believe that imagined drama will happen. The mind is so good at this creation that often these circumstances actually become reality!

Awareness goes a long way. It’s like being a detective, always watching the mind, keeping track of what it is doing, what it’s up to. When the spin begins, say, “Uh uh uh ~ No you don’t!” and reel it in. Put an end to that crisis creation, then tell it what it is allowed to create instead. Give it something which is easier on the whole body brain system, more peaceful. It must obey you, for you are the master of this existence.

Barriers Of The Mind

Published March 21, 2018 by tindertender

It is more clear now than ever before … what I write comes not from my knowledge alone. This is information from beyond me, put in writing to the best of my understanding. I am still learning.

Recently I have been introduced to a group of people with teachings to offer. What I heard last night is confirmation of things written of in the past … our power is in choice, all are worthy, sacred connection brings peace to earth … many things along these lines, as well as some others.

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The avenue for this information is widening. I am grateful to have opportunity to increase understanding, and to let my own personal ‘mind games’ go. He was right, the mind does indeed come up with a million reasons why anyone should stay in suffering, yet here again, it is the power of our choice.

I am excited. There is now another resource which explains things more clearly, at least in a manner that I am more able to clearly understand. This, combined with a sacred corn planting ceremony in May I have recently been invited to is such a blessing. I am working my way up into an awe, and as of yet, unbelievable joy.

My wish for all others is that they find avenues which will help them surpass barriers of the mind, and the belief they must suffer.

Let the journey begin … again.

Changing Minds

Published March 19, 2018 by tindertender

How many times through life has our belief been altered, adjusted by those around us?

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Youngsters dream big, yet over and over again they are told that it is impossible and so they grow into adulthood having their mind shaped by society, not much changes.

A new future is forming, yet without proper guidance and coaxing progress will be slow. I’m pretty sure everyone knows exactly what slow is, hence the current, more rapid movement.

Resolution For Life

Published March 15, 2018 by tindertender

I stood at the brink of death, and I teetered … nearly destroyed by what I had done. I came back into the realm of goodness, however slow the journey was. Here I sit, focused on the health of my body, and I realize it is truly about mind, body, and soul/spirit. They all travel hand in hand and none go anywhere without the others, while here.

So focused on spirit have I been that I completely ignored the body. He says I am stronger than he thought I was, and I reply, “You haven’t seen anything yet.” This older woman is going to transform. I am happy for this new circumstance for it has allowed my mind to refocus and move forward in a more rounded manner. Steadily I add to my arsenal.

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I will not be at the mercy of another claiming there is nothing that can be done, while slipping the tongue and saying quite the opposite. I caught his eye as this happened and saw that he hoped I hadn’t noticed. I did … and that’s all I needed to know.

I step more fully into my personal power. I take charge of my health in all realms. I will not live this life crawling and helpless, no … I resolve to finish strong.

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