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Peace To All Souls … Peace To The Universe … 

Published May 15, 2018 by tindertender

The yogic mantra “so hum” is not only a reflection of the sound of the breath but also carries a contemplative meaning: “I am that” (so = “I am” and hum = “that”). Here, “that” refers to all of creation, the one breathing us all.

Do not give up yet. Be brave, forgive. Instead of placing blame on others, speak to those who are doing the perceived wrong. Feeling jealous, or angry, gossiping, or becoming a bully are cause for reassessment of self.

One of the most difficult things to do is to look at ones own actions and thoughts, evaluating them and their cause … looking deeply at what is living in the heart. Get to know your triggers, find out why they are there in the first place, choose to act with integrity. Sometimes when an old wound opens it is so it can be cleansed, and so it can be kept clean while it heals once more.

Every person has emotional scarring of some sort … every one … some are fully aware of them, others have buried them so deep they do not remember they are there, influencing the behaviors they share with the world.

It is ultimate courage to look into the inner self and truthfully, honestly, transparently, face what is there. Some will embrace vulnerability as they allow the world to see them for what they are, their spines will become strong, their minds firm, as they are judged and harassed for being open and authentic. They will absorb the brunt of these attacks and they will process the energy into something beneficial.

They are alchemists, an example to the world, showing that it is okay to come out of hiding, to stop playing the role that was chosen for them. They will teach us how to transmute historical illusion and create a better, more open tomorrow.

Compassion builds in the heart as frailty is seen in the world and in those who attack, the fear buried deep in the minds of those who lash out will be acknowledged. These tendencies will be recognized in the observers heart and mind as well. The studious and serious ones will become great soothers and healers of wounds as they learn to transform the inner most being of themselves.

Becoming aware of the relationship of the inner and the outer is a risky endeavor, for it will tear open facades built over decades, centuries even, passed from one generation to the next. It will be tempting to turn from it, to retreat back into the illusion … and it may be necessary to do just that. The important thing is to keep getting the feet wet, dipping the toes into this pool of reality that has been shunned for so long.

The veil is lifting, the willingness to do the inner work, and the stamina of the courageous will speed this process.

Watch the thoughts as they flit through the mind. Who is it that says these things in the silence? Who is it that hears them?

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Photo by Johnson Wang

It’s Not Meant To Be Easy

Published May 7, 2018 by tindertender

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:

Throw-a-pebble-in-theWhile 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.

Changing Stations

Published May 1, 2018 by tindertender

 

It is easy to become discouraged when reading reports … the status of the earths soil and waters and air. The situation looks grim, to say the least. If you notice your mind sinking into this depressive news, stop, change the station, acknowledge the other side of the story …

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Get grounded. The inner strength, the roots, of humanity run deep and are strong. Things are unfolding as they should. In the messiness of life there is beauty, deep within shadow, gestating. All are morphing. A new collective mind is rising, transformed, with a renewed sense of power and purpose.”

Who Are You?

Published April 30, 2018 by tindertender

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Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash

All people are exactly where they need to be on their personal path. More often than not, this path is not understood until later. Even then, the purpose of these lessons may be elusive, yet after experience it is easy to see the huge affect they have on our life.

There are those who may try to break your will, your spirit. They may do everything they can to douse your flame. They would like you to be subservient, to conclude they have authority. They act as though you haven’t capacity for divine connection, they may even insinuate you are not divine.

In the silence, when you are sitting with your thoughts pondering the meaning of it all, you sense you are not alone … you have never been alone. Some might respond, “But I AM alone!” In a sense, yes ~ in truth, no. Cutting the chaos from life and being in stillness more often, you will come to recognize that the commotion of the world does not reside within you. It is only an echo running circles in your mind.

Do not let the world break you, do not let it rob you of your inner peace, of joy and of the connection you were born with … realms which may not be remembered are open and welcoming.

As the mind spins round and round with the echo of pain and suffering of the world, as it draws you into its mess, remember who you are … a sovereign being, a powerful creator. Whatever you wish to be will be if you set your mind to it. Like walking, or breathing, after a time it will become quite natural, it will occur without thought, it will simply BE.

At night as you lay in bed trying to sleep and thoughts begin to churn in your mind, anxiety rises and the hours tick by, so sleepy you are but it just won’t stop. It will … breathe, long and slow. Roll onto your back and place your hands on your belly. Breathe and feel your stomach rise and fall with the slow inhale, and the slow exhale. With eyes closed point your inner vision to the ceiling, or the stars, and breathe. Two minutes go by, five, perhaps more … things calm down and you may be asleep before you know it.

This is an example of what you are capable of. With focus and clarity, with determined drive, anything is possible.

There is no need to relinquish who you are or to bow down to someone else. You are great! and you have much to offer this world.

Hone your skills of concentration. Notice and refine your senses, feel the connection to the energies surrounding you. This world is so much bigger than what the eyes behold.

Grow.

http://soulcuisine.co.nz/the-four-stages-of-spiritual-growth/

To All Who Have Remained Strong, And To All Those Who May Be Wavering

Published April 11, 2018 by tindertender

For so long you have been strong. It may seem as though the weight is immense, you may be feeling tired, unsure of how much longer you can stand firm in the winds of life.

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This Universe is vast.

At times normal everyday occurrences may seem huge, and a heaviness may settle over all that is in daily life. Go beyond that, if even for a moment, and think of the larger picture.

Life in this world creates the outer which we see, and also that which we do not see. Without we, there would be no-thing.

Relax into this experience, transform those emotions that have been bound in you, allow a sweet vulnerability which accepts assistance from brothers, and from sisters, from your city or town, your state, your country, and from the world.

We are in this together. We can accept the bigger picture, or we can just allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by a sense of smallness and helplessness.

Sharing: Tune Up, Tune In

Published April 2, 2018 by tindertender

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Have you experienced receiving a lot, and yet when you try to give are refused? Have you given a lot, yet never been gifted? Sharing is a beautiful thing. It takes time to learn how to give, especially if we’ve had adverse experiences through life. It can be even more difficult to learn how to receive, from a humble heart.

Life is an amazing journey, full of ups and downs, ins and outs, rights and wrongs. It is sometimes experienced as pure innocence and love, followed by betrayal. As one attempts to remain in love there may be many betrayals of many kinds. There may be serious harms done to the body and the mind. It may be that the path of anger and destructive action and thinking becomes the norm. It may also be that after time, there is a life lived in the shadows, no light, no love, only huge darkness. After awhile (or longer), there may be a reaching for that innocent love once more.

stormy seaBeing a slave to the emotions is a horrible experience. Really good feelings, followed by really bad ones, being tossed about on an invisible sea, seemingly with no hope in sight of a brighter day of peace, of calm, of love lost regained.

Cultivating love and compassion from a damaged heart is a tough journey, but one most of us take. While life continues it may be discovered that vengeful thoughts and actions are poison to the soul, and the one harboring these thought forms is actually the one most affected … it has potential of robbing them of their soul. Sometimes it may be that they honestly do not care, and that they would rather die and take many with them on the way out. This is the hook. Although they may think they have the power, they are actually being manipulated by something more sinister than even they have capacity to understand.

EnergyRemember … choice is where the power dwells. Every individual has the option of choice on some level. When the emotion arises and says, ‘you will be in fear’ or ‘you will be angry’ or ‘you will be distraught’, personal choice has opportunity to say “No, Sir Emotion (or Ms Emotion) you are not in charge today, THIS will be the experience I choose to create instead.” Difficult? Yes. With practice it becomes easier.

Feel everything, intensely get to know you. This way it will become easier to distinguish what energies are yours, and those that belong to someone else. Responding then becomes a little bit easier once you know what you are and are not dealing with (eg: if it is yours or not). If it is yours, change it to what you would like it to be, if it is someone elses, determine steps needed for forward, positive, progression.

Deciding not to participate in drama can be as difficult as it is to quit smoking, or drinking, or gambling, or cussing. It is the same though … just a decision away from the change desired.

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