Sweet Surrender

Fear of being controlled and fear of losing control creates a futile attempt of trying to be in control.  All of this is based on fear/ego. The need for control is an addiction.  It is an addiction that most people have.  The need for control is probably the biggest Sin (Self-inflicted non-sense) / Fear (False …

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Human & Divine = Wholeness

Human – Relative Truth: The human condition encompasses the unique features of being human, particularly the ultimate concerns of human existence. It can be described as the unalterable part of humanity that is inherent and innate to human beings and not dependent on factors such as gender, race, culture, or class. It includes concerns such as …

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Freedom Is Just Another Word

One of my favorite lines from a song is from the Janis Joplin song, “Me & Bobby McGee”; Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. What that line means to me is when you have nothing left to lose you are free.  In other words, when you are really practicing the art …

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Spiritual Path

This morning I am contemplating the meaning of the spiritual path.  I am questioning what my spiritual path has been and is.  I am reflecting over my life and wondering what has prevented me from continuously remaining in love, peace, and harmony. The questioning of external realities began for me after a life-changing experience at eight years old of …

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Loving Fear

This morning I am contemplating the two most powerful energies in our universe, love, and fear.  I am realizing that it is not possible to deny that I have both energies flowing through me.  It does not seem logical to me that I can rid myself of fear by denying it or resisting it.   …

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Finding Center

We are born into this world with purity of soul (the essence of who we are), a clean slate if you will.  If we are born into a family that functions from a place of wholeness and who are living from their center, they are able to create a sacred space around us and honor our essence, …

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Merging the Mundane with the Divine

I have noticed that throughout my life I have felt a persistent inner power struggle. I have been able to identify this inner power struggle as a pull either towards the physical (earthly, mundane, society and family of origin conditioning) and a pull towards the spiritual (the essence of my soul). This inner power struggle reached a pinnacle …

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Closer I Am To Fine

My morning contemplation brought insight into the importance allowing has to being. The more I attempt to control myself or others in anyway the further I am from the present moment and to my own beingness. Allowing may be one of the hardest things for a person raised in our western society to do. We …

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Breakdown ~ Breakthrough ~ Integrate

All that is false begins to breakdown, sometimes piece by piece or sometimes by hitting some sort of bottom.  Whatever we have used to hide behind stops working and try as we might, we can’t continue the sham.  All false images we have created start to give way and disintegrate right before our eyes like sand slipping through …

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Don’t Ever Loose The Light In Your Eyes

When washing my face I took a step back and looked at my eyes in the mirror.  My eyes seemed a bit cloudy and dull, I wondered why.  Where has the sparkle gone?  Where was the light in my eyes?  I did an internal check in and realized that my energy level was lower than usual.  I began …

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An Open Heart

I have been pondering on Love & Fear / Expansion & Contraction.  I am coming to realize that any time I allow myself to contract (go into fear) on some level I am believing that by contracting into fear I will be able to protect myself from harm.  The bargain that is made in that …

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Wholeness not Perfection

“The challenge is not to be perfect, it’s to be whole” ~Jane Fonda~ Isn’t that the truth??  That’s what it’s all about.  Until and if we become whole in body, mind and spirit we will always feel a sense of dis-ease.  When I use the term dis-ease in connection to wholeness I am relating it to the soul, a feeling of being …

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Compassion

I had an experience the other day with a friend where we sat for the longest time in the pure state of beingness, love, presence, bliss and wholeness.  I did not want to leave the experience.  My friend and I talked about how does one keep this pureness of being while functioning in the world. This is …

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Transforming Fear

To transform fear into love we must embrace our fear and see it as a gift. Resisting, denying or trying to run from fear as if it were a fire-breathing dragon will only exhaust us in the end. We cannot run forever. When we turn to face the dragon, we see the gift it holds …

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A Hidden Wholeness

There is in all things a hidden wholeness… Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished, or our inner darkness exposed, we hide our true identities and become separated from our own souls. We end up leading divided lives, far removed from our birthright of wholeness. ~ Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk, and Mystic   There …

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The Ride

Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.  ~ Albert Einstein ~ Remember when you were a kid and learning how to ride a bike?  How you kept trying and trying, you would fall, get back up and try again.  Then there were those moments when you would go a bit of …

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The Bearable Lightness of Being

On a fairly warm and sunny day I went for a stroll around my property.  I did not have a particular destination or agenda.  I was in a place of allowing.  A moment arose where I came to a natural pause.  I just stood there, I really had no thoughts, I was just experiencing the …

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The Tru-Man

The other day I was trying to express to someone that sometimes I feel that people are pretending, not being “real”.  In response I received a quizzical look. Later in the day I was thinking about Eckhart Tolle talking about the importance of not playing a role.  Then I started thinking about the new trend …

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The Rivers Flow

The minute you try to hold onto or control someone or something outside of yourself you take yourself out of the flow. To me the flow is God and we can let go and go with the flow (as some of us old hippies still say).  When you try to hold onto or control someone or something …

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No Expectations

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~ The Ninth Beatitude – Alexander Pope, 1688–1744 When I can lower my expectations it is so much easier to stay in equanimity (composure, calmness, poise, self-control, level headed). It can be very difficult to welcome each day with “no” expectations, but it is one of …

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Let Go

Once a man was walking through a forest thinking about his tendency to always be angry. “I just don’t want to be angry anymore”, he kept thinking to himself. Deeper into the forest he saw this wise sage standing by a tree – actually he had his arms wrapped around the tree. “O great sage”, said the man, “can …

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Compassionate Communication

I have spent the past eight years in a place of observation.  I have been trying to understand and learn about the causes of conflict, separation and suffering. I consciously have chosen to take time in my life to do this.  I have not been in a place of judgment or blame (of myself or …

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Roping The Wind

I took a program once that involved a lot of internal inquiry. One of the goals was to help me more clearly define my life purpose. One day the wise woman offering the program said to me, “you are like trying to rope the wind.” Due to uncontrollable life circumstances I had to leave the …

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Highest Good

I am a blessed child of the Universe.  I walk in confidence, truth and grace knowing that my every step, my every breath leads me towards my highest good.  I willingly follow this path and trust that I am being shown the way towards my highest dreams, my heaven on earth. I know that all I …

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A Walk In The Woods

I went for a walk in the woods.  Entering the path I walked until I reached a bend in the road, where I sat down on a bench.  I could see the continuing path on one side of me and on the other the path I had just walked. From my sitting position both paths …

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Dare To Face The Sun

Do I dare face the sun? Come out of the shadows into the light? Reveal myself, not for you, but, for me? If I choose darkness, how can I grow? So here I stand behind my illusion of strength…… Knees knocking…A little afraid…No room to hide.. No place to run….I dare to face the sun!

A Love Beyond The Self

A side of existence once thought separate awaits patiently to be rediscovered, granting peace, grace, and bliss. In this sweet surrender I find light, love and joy in pure beingness. Through an initiation of consciousness, I cross a threshold where the divine and human become one. The Spiritual dances with the physical and the temporary …

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House Of Mirrors

A house of mirrors is a traditional attraction at carnivals and amusement parks. The basic concept behind a house of mirrors is to be a maze-like puzzle. In addition to the maze, participants are also given mirrors as obstacles, and glass panes to parts of the maze they cannot yet get to. Sometimes the mirrors may be distorted because of different curves, …

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My Prayer

I pray that I will not allow fear to creep into my mind and heart.  I pray that I can ignore the attempts of anyone to assign me a role, put a label over me or to try to define me through their own fear.  I pray for those who make attempts of dominance and …

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Pure Awareness

What are feelings?  Who defined them as Anger, Sadness, Joy and all the ones in between? If we take the words away and all the definitions we have attached to them, would feelings not just be waves of energy, without the definitions that judge some as good and some as bad?  Isn’t it our thinking mind that creates this judgment?  …

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Peaceful Unfolding

If we have to force something into being, we have somehow gotten off our path and onto another.  What is true, of essence, of spirit never has to be forced. There is a natural flow to following spirit. It is as natural as the rain that falls, the grass that grows, or the bird that …

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Life, Love, Family & Friends

The lights are out, it’s quiet now, as I lay here I think about, Life, Love, Family and Friends. The moon shines through my window casting shadows on the wall,  warm tears well up in my eyes when I think of having to say goodbye to Life, Love, Family and Friends.  Lord, give me one more day …

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Ceremony Of Release

Slowly the walls grew thick around my heart. I built layer after layer of protection until the walls were so thick they became a fortress that locked me in and others out. Great Spirit, I come here tonight to pray for forgiveness. Forgiveness for the damage I have done to myself and to others by …

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Illusion of Control

Maintaining the illusion of control can be an exhausting task.  At some point the task can become so burdensome an “awakening” is experienced. Everyone has their own way of awakening.  In this awakening there is the experience of letting go.  When we are so tired and nothing else has worked, we start to give up control.  Even …

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Journey Toward Home

We travel alone down different roads; we search to find our way back home. Sometimes the road is clear with no obstacles in the way, sometimes we are so lost, like a needle in the hay. Can you hear the voice that whispers so gentle and so kind, take your time, don’t hurry, you are judged …

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Innocent Wisdom

As children we are innocent, open channels to God/Good, we are vulnerable and free in Spirit. We are connected to “The Main Source of Love”.  Most children are not consciously aware of this connection.  In fact could it be the analyzing of adults to try to understand the theories of God that prevent them from that full connection that children have, because …

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Truth

It is only from the place of Spirit, of Oneness, that we can really love ourselves or others.  When we buy into the illusions of the ego and separateness we experience fear, which can bring with it the illusion that another has harmed us or that we have harmed another.  Fear can bring the illusion that we need …

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Inner Clean Up

I just finished tidying up the house, cleaning and putting things back in order after the holiday.  I am somehow relating this outer clean up to an inner clean up.  I am wondering if I am as likely to do an inner cleanup, an inner putting things back in order.  The external is so easily seen and kind of …

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