Foggy or clear?

Today I woke up to a fog so thick you could barely see 100 yards in front of you.  Although it created a beautiful, mysterious and magical environment it also blocked from view what I knew to be there.  I find it interesting that even when we can see, there are times when our awareness is clouded or blocked from what is real? We have moments in our daily lives when the fog is so thick we can barely see.

Well, the fog has cleared.  Giddy-up

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Expansion!

It is a natural part of being, that our lives sometimes contract before expanding.

Some days I think I may be working hard on myself spiritually, doing good in the world, following my dreams, yet wondering why I’m still facing constrictions of different kinds–energetically, emotionally and physically. Perhaps I even feel as if I’ve lost my spirituality sometimes and feel like I’m stuck in a dark room with no windows. Often I get angry and discouraged by what appears to be a lack of progress. But sometimes this is the way things work. Like a caterpillar that confines itself to a tiny cocoon before it grows wings and flies, I’m just experiencing the darkness before the dawn.  Giddy-Up

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Pomp and circumstance

Today the world witnessed the Royal Wedding which was a beautiful testimony to tradition and the power of ritual.  Not a word was spoken by the media as we witnessed this event.  There was protocol, reverence, pomp and circumstance honoring the long standing traditions of the royal monarchy.  Coming from a traditionally based profession it stirs my heart to witness, for it comes from a place of love and honor, two things we could use more of in our world.

”Blessings on your journey”

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Dressed in black

Many years ago I was having a reading done by a medium-psychic, and in her reading she told me I had saved someone recently.  She asked me if I remembered anyone near me that was struggling. She said it was a young women that was going to take her life and that I saved her.  I considered my past few days and could only recall a young woman dressed in black with a black shawl over her head at the post office the other day.  She caught my attention even though we did not talk or communicate in any direct way.  I guessed she was in her twenty’s and although she seemed very dark, I didn’t notice  anything specific.  The psychic told me that my very presence and energy in that moment gave her the support and hope she needed to continue to live.

I believe there is a connection between all things, and becoming aware of this is important in terms of the broader effect we are creating.

There are times when we may feel disenfranchised or disconnected from the world. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action – the decisions we make each day, and how we show up and relate to the world – can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact on the lives of those around us, as well as the world at large. I believe that the earth and everything on it is bound by an invisible connection between people, animals, plants, the air, the water, and the soil. Insignificant actions on our part, whether positive or negative, can have an impact on people and the environment that seem entirely separate from our personal realm of existence. Staying conscious of the interconnection between all things can help us think of our choices and our life in terms of the broader effect we may be creating.

 

It reminds me of a story of a young woman dressed in black!

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Getting outdoors

I would have posted earlier, but I was busy.  In fact, I just got home from spending the afternoon on my new bike.  It’s a carbon fiber bike by TREK that is suitable for the road but can also be used on decent trails (not mountain biking).  Today I traversed the Erie Canal, the rolling hills of Pittsford, the trail from Monroe Avenue to the Pittsford Village and the city streets near home.  I had three goals for fitness that this new bike fulfills.  Getting outside in nature, getting a good cardio workout and being able to do it anywhere I go.  Another good option that I’m considering for the lake is a one person canoe.  More to follow, and try to get outdoors.

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I’m so lucky

This past weekend I had the pleasure to spend time with family and extended family.    I’m sure some of you did also.  For us, there was a granddaughters 7th birthday party on Saturday and Mother’s Day on Sunday.  These family gathering bring with them the opportunity to check in with family we don’t see everyday.  During a particularly  pleasant exchange with my favorite sister in law I received a special gift.  In our discussion, and as we looked around the gathering, she shared a unique view I don’t always see or focus on.  She said you are so lucky, look at all the beautiful relationships you have acquired in your life.  Beautiful grandchildren, a wonderful daughter and son in law, a gentle and kind son and girlfriend, joyus wife and uncle, friendly and gracious in laws and their children, you are so lucky.

While I don’t always sit in grace and appreciation at these events, caught up in the energy and distractions, I promise to do better.  I’ll begin with thanking this special sister in law for using her powerful voice, sharing her vision and recognizing how that vision can change the world.  It did mine!

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Complaining

When we spend all of our time complaining, we are in essence in constant destroy mode rather than building mode.

We all know someone who has elevated the process of complaining to a high art. Sometimes funny, sometimes exhausting, these people have the ability to find a problem just about anywhere. In its more evolved form, complaining is simply the ability to see what’s not working, in one’s own life or in the external world, and it can be quite useful if followed to its natural conclusion–finding a solution and applying it. However, many of us don’t get that far, and we find that complaining has become an end in itself. In small doses, this is not a big problem, but if complaining has become a huge part of our identities, it may be time to take a good look at how we are spending our energy.

Complaining is a person’s way of acknowledging that they are not happy with the way things are. In a metaphorical way, when we complain or criticize, we are tearing down an undesirable structure in order to make room for something new. But if all we do is tear down, never bothering to summon the creative energy required to create something new, we are not fulfilling the process. In fact, we are at risk for becoming a stagnant and destructive force in our own lives and in the lives of the people we love. Another issue with complaining is that we sometimes tend to focus on other people, whom we can’t change, as a way of deflecting attention from the one person we can change–ourselves. So transforming complaining into something useful is a twofold process that begins with turning our critical eye to look at things we can actually do something about, and then taking positive action.

When we find ourselves complaining, the last thing we need to do is get down on ourselves. Instead, we can begin by noticing that we are in the mode of wanting to make some changes. But rather than lashing out at somebody or an organization, we can look for an appropriate place to channel this energy–not our neighbor’s house, but possibly parts of our own. Finally, we can ask ourselves the positive question of what we would like to create in the place of whatever it is we want to tear down. When we do this, we channel a negative habit into a creative process, thus using our energy to change the world around us in a positive way.

From my friend Madisyn Taylor

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