I love the unique instruments people of the world have created.
I am grateful for their sharing of music.
I love the unique instruments people of the world have created.
I am grateful for their sharing of music.
In contemplation it has become habitual for people to ask for personal favor. What is said of meditation also refers to prayer and the way things actually work.
Seeking to ‘release’ is the key to flow. Release kindness into the world, release peace into the world, release compassion into the world, release abundance into the world … in this way, movement begins, the current which is needed to course through mind and body in a positive manner. By opening this doorway in yourself it allows circulation through you, ~ body, mind, spirit.
By asking for personal favors and blessings, you seek to take in. This does not bode well for flow. However by releasing your own personal blessing into the world, there is now room for blessing to move through you.
It’s all energy. Hording it does no one any good.
Great transformation is upon us. The entire world is heaving with change. This shift can be quite painful and cause tremendous pain and suffering. Through all of it remember:
While healthy anger can fuel wise action, rage rarely does. There is a big difference between expressing healthy anger and expressing the uncontrolled negative energy of rage; it is worth knowing your triggers and seeking help if you do regularly escalate into rage.
Hope is a life-changing emotion. Without it, people literally die. It is important, though, to understand that hope requires some action. It is said that a wish sent from a place of nondeservedness or ill feeling will sink early and not be granted. It is important not just to hope for a change but to hope from a place of good intentions and to act.
If strong, healthy self-esteem tips over into arrogance it is not true balance. In todays world it is not surprising that many people believe self-esteem and self value come from the outside in, from the admiration of others. Take the admiring people away, and if there is no solid core of self-worth, there is little left.
As difficult as it sometimes is, as horrible as the deep pit of despair feels when it builds in the stomach, you must breathe through it, allow it to loosen through the breath … it will dissipate after a time and forward movement will once more be possible.
Living is not easy, it is meant to challenge you, to allow opportunity for you to build strength though endurance and creativity, to hone the ability to solve problematic situations. Action must be taken with eyes and mind set on positive outcomes, change which benefits all life. With focus, combined with determined action and solid faith in the desired outcome, with unwavering belief that it will be … it will be.
Focusing on personal spaces shrinks the ‘box’ you have to work in. Opening to others, to the well-being of the whole, will eventually destroy the little box you’ve been living in. Strengths others possess, skills which they have mastered will combine with your own. An immovable force will be created. Together massive change can become reality very quickly.
You’re growing into your power, it many indeed be painful … just as the bones stretch when the body ages through youth. Know this, when all is said and done, you will be quite satisfied with the result.
Life is Pure, Life is Clean.
This is a reality that has been muddied, just as many rivers on earth have been by oil. The authenticity and flawlessness of this world has been polluted by regulations which people have been ordered to follow.
While corporations pollute and poison everything, people have been led to believe this is something which must be allowed. Simply because those with money say it should be a certain way does not make it so. Some folks buck the system and we’ve seen how they are fined and jailed for non-compliance. Are we truly free if we choose to live a simple unregulated life, yet are forced into a system where everything we do is watched and monitored?
If the men and women on the street with signs suddenly had land and came together in community where they assisted each other with the growth of foods and composting of waste, would they then be regulated also, perhaps evicted from their land? Unfortunately, it has been done, and their lives are controlled just as every other life is.
“Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that … No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” ~ John Donne (1572-1631)
Even in the harshest environments there is Life. It can be understood as beautiful, or stark and barren, it depends on ones perspective and what is chosen to be seen of the situation. If one finds them self alone roots are put out seeking nourishment, companionship, joy and beauty. All of the things which can lift us from the darkness is sought if not too immersed in the reality that darkness exists. At some point a realization will come that its opposite does as well, just as everything has an opposite in this world, and once this truth is seen it can be sought, with knowledge that it is there. Often it is in solitude beauty of surroundings is seen, perhaps missed due to commotion from the outer world.
Every day when we open our eyes there is a new opportunity for creation. If one finds they are tired of same ol’ same ol’, this is the time to make different choices. Small steps toward change may seem insignificant, and most times these are the steps we are able to make … not giant leaps and bounds. If discouragement is prohibited from implanting in the mind, and baby steps are continued through every day, it is probable that when one looks back on the experience they will see the significance of every single step, and find an ability to be grateful for each one of them.
The seasons of the world show us that life is experienced in cycles. All life ebbs and flows, just like the ocean. We may prefer life’s Spring over life’s Winter, however we will experience all of the seasons … just as the tree grows larger and stronger with each season, so will we if we choose to find the nourishment each season offers. Some seasons require somewhat of a hibernation, and others allow massive growth.
The particulars we add to this world through our experiences build the future for generations to come, whether you’ve had children or not. Every action creates a ripple affect, they touch others lives, and those lives touch other lives, and so on. Directly, or indirectly, every choice made creates the world reality for many others.
Our ancestors are alive within the veins of our body. Generations of memories are carried there and contribute to this day. Connection to life never ends, it is the power of choice which determines the outcome. All of us have been given this gift.
From the tender ages of life we have been instructed that we are to stay within the lines, only allowed to go as far as we are told, and punished if we disobey. This idea that we do not have power has been indoctrinated into the masses, and so we do as instructed … buy this, eat that, drink from here, follow this plan … believe what you are told and do not ask questions, just follow directions.
It can be seen that this idea of “Do as I say and not as I do” is failing the system which it has created around us. Oh you rebellious humans, I love you.
We see snippets of peoples lives every day, we have opinions about them, maybe even make judgments about them. It’s quite unfortunate really, for there is no way to know every detail behind an action or way of living for another … yet often speak of others lives as though we know what they should be doing.
This is something I’ve personally been working very hard on for decades, breaking the tendency to have these reactions to people. As a young person I recall knowing everything, needing no instruction. HA! This idea carries over into adulthood and unless a person becomes aware of this ‘habit’ it cannot be changed.
What can be done to become aware, to release the tendency to assume we know what is really going on … Heart to heart, mind to mind, relating to each other in a way that is kind. People in the world who just want to be loved, who want to see others love each other, yet when they see the opposite they judge and become hopeless or angry or blame for the pain which they see and feel.
Generations of the past have set the ground for our current state. Work hard, survive. They were stoic in their steadiness, their ability to overcome odds put upon them by a government who would rather war and keep the people unsteady. They had to deal with rations and no work and making the best of a bad situation. It was, to say the least, very difficult.
Today, we see the past and the trials that were faced and overcome by our ancestors. Today, we speak loud and clear, thanks to the internet, the world wide web, we can hear each other, see each other, and know that we are for the most part on the same page. We want an end to warring, we want all people to have enough, we want to be lifted and so we are learning how to lift others. With focus and the same determination we’ve inherited we can build a sanctuary for life, all life.
We’ve been in a sort of cocoon, protected from the harshness our ancestors had to face and overcome. They’ve built this haven for us full of tools which we have access to and can use, tools which widen perspective and ability to truly see. We have every thing we need … inside of us, and now, outside of us … we are fully capable of creating beautiful change, a shift toward, and into, a new world where we are helping each other.
All life deserves a sanctuary. This earth is that. Our home is being systematically destroyed by some … even if it be blind … they participate. Counteraction bringing balance is needed. Every person who desires to be loved and to see joy in this world has the power to create it. Every one of us. Let it begin.
‘Thinking’ and ‘saying’ are the same thing in collective consciousness, yet a human in body must have ears to hear. They will miss more than 90% of the meaning of a particular communication because they have trouble hearing on a conscious level, everything they perceive is done in the mind which only has room for a very small portion of reality.
Opening up to the greater whole, tuning in to the bigger picture of what life truly is about, can be a challenge. Our ‘training’ has taught us to be closed and guarded.
The natural connection to this truth, for most people, is stripped from the mind as a child … they are indoctrinated into this world and the ‘reality’ which must be lived in. This narrow view has been created in order to keep humanity in check, to keep them from asking questions, to get them to ‘do as they are told’.
As youngsters most people ask many questions, so many that the parents get exasperated trying to keep up with what they perceive as silly questions. Eventually, we may have just stopped asking, for it becomes clear that this inquisitive mind is bothersome. We begin to search for answers on our own, without assistance, and perhaps find trouble which could have been avoided.
It is time to start asking questions again. It is time to claim the right to be annoying to those who have no desire to answer these questions.
Reclaiming that which has been taken from us is in progress. All people who begin to ask questions again are opening pathways to the clear truth which has been hidden for so long.