Sweet Surrender

Fear of being controlled and losing control creates a futile attempt to try 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 evidence appearing …

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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 gender, race, culture, or class. It includes concerns such as the meaning …

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Freedom Is Just Another Word

One of my favorite lines in the Janis Joplin song “Me & Bobby McGee” is Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. That line means free when you have nothing left to lose. In other words, when you are practicing the art of detachment, you are free from attachment. I have always …

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Merging the Mundane with the Divine

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

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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 souls. We end up leading divided lives, far removed from our birthright of wholeness. ~ Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk, and Mystic There is no …

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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 …

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The Bearable Lightness of Being

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

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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 expect nothing, it is easier to stay in tranquility (composure, calmness, poise, self-control, level-headed). It can be tough to welcome each day with “no” expectations, but it is one of the many things that can create …

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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 the other the path I had just walked. From my sitting position, both ways were …

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A Love Beyond The Self

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

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Peaceful Unfolding

If we must force something into being, we somehow get off our path and onto another. What is true, of the essence, of spirit never has to be forced. There is a natural flow to the 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 …

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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 …

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Breakdown – Breakthrough – Integrate

All that is false begins to break down, sometimes piece by piece or sometimes by hitting 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 our fingers.  …

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Loving Fear

This morning, I contemplate the two most powerful energies in our universe: love and fear.  It is impossible to deny that I have both energies flowing through me.  It does not seem logical that I can rid myself of fear by denying it or resisting it.   It seems to be the only way to …

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