Please don’t loose sight of me

I just finished watching the shack again this morning.  What a great reminder of what it is we are here for.  The three things that stood out for me today were,

When all you see is pain, you loose sight of me,

We were created to be loved, and

No matter what you’re going through, you never have to do it alone.

So as I step out into the world today, join me.  Please don’t loose sight of me, remember I love you and no matter what your going through, you never have to do it alone!

”Blessings on your journey”

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Living and dying

From my book “Living and dying”

With all types of connection there is an internal experience or reaction that either feels foreign and odd, or good and right. While I believe we all have a common spiritual connection and a lot of what I write about reflects that idea, there are many other ways in which we connect. In fact, the mere experience of reading these words connects us in a world of thought, and that experience, that thought will undoubtedly create an energy that is felt as emotion. I know that for some, the words on these pages will produce an emotional response. I know that for some, the words on these pages will cause disagreement and reaction. I know that for some, the words on these pages will move them to a new place of understanding. I know that the mere fact that we react to being connected in any way is the purpose of our lives.

The goal of my book is not only to introduce my ideas, but to also have the reader participate by releasing their emotional energy into the world, bringing hope, love and compassion to a world that desperately needs it. It can only be hoped that this effort in some way will enhance my experience and the experience of all who cross my path.

It is with great humility that I continue to move forward on this path toward connection. Life is a journey that is unique to each of us and I am grateful for all that has happened to bring me here.

My tears are tears of joy, for they come from a place of connection, the love and the beauty of what we experience together.

”Blessings on your journey”

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Isn’t that love?

Neutrality – the state of not supporting either side in conflict. “Isn’t that love”

Yesterday I ended with the statement that neutrality was a state of love.

When you consider a state or place of no conflict you have peace.  Peace is a place where there is only good and a place of restful wonder. A place where only love exists.  In my daily meditations I have started to play nature sounds (from the calm app) through my headphones as I allow the thoughts to filter through and leave my mind.  I have had the sense of laying in a field of soft grass while the birds and animals frolic about.  While that image is idyllic it is descriptive of the place I can go to.  It is in that experience of the peace of nature, that connection with the earth,  where there is no conflict.  It is a place of comfort and joy.  It is a place where there is only love.

Two books come to mind that do a good job of capturing this place of wonder and joy.  One is The Shack by William P. Young, and the other is the Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan.  Both books tackle the Idea of what it must be like to exist in a place of peace.  They both begin with tragic circumstances but are well worth the read as they lead us down a beautiful path towards enlightenment.  If movies are your thing, The Shack was made into a movie and does a pretty good job of representing the beauty and peaceful place of gods kingdom.

Love is all around me and so the feeling grows.

“Blessings on your journey”

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Feeding the beast?

Neutrality  –  the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality.

Often when I wake up I’ll have certain specific thoughts, ideas or feelings. This morning I woke up with the concept of neutrality front of mind.  I thought it odd to have this word being expressed to me so clearly, but, I sense it has something to do with my being a good observer. When I’m actively being an “observer” I am not supporting any side in conflict.  I do not have a dog in the fight or an opinion of right or wrong.  In that place of impartiality I have no feelings or discomfort and I can see the conflict clearly.  Ultimately, I notice the distress or conflict is about being right or having people agree or do what we want them to do.  You find it everywhere and it’s somewhat out of control these days.

If we don’t “support” the conflict we don’t feed the beast (the ego) allowing the conflict to settle or dissipate, potentially ending the struggle.

Neutrality – the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict.  Isn’t that love?

“Blessings on your journey”

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Is there anyone else up there?

From my book “Living and Dying”

I have always loved the imaginative, intuitive mind. When revealed, it brings such connection and clarity to me. This connection has further led me to an awareness of something both profound and tangible. I refer to this awareness as the source. Whether you prefer to identify “source” as God, the Tao, Buddha, the Divine, Consciousness, or by any other name is completely your choice. This connection can and will open up the world and universe in its entirety to us as we connect individually and as a whole. It can be said that all beings or experiences are connected this way.

If we were to simplify our lives, strip away our thoughts, judgments and fears for just a moment we would realize how easy it is to make this connection. If we were to accept this process of surrendering and trusting, we would learn and experience that all we need to do or know will be revealed to us (more difficult than it sounds sometimes).

These words remind me of the story of the man who falls from a cliff only to grab a limb thereby saving him from a painful demise. After many repeated calls for help and as the limb begins to unearth itself, a voice finally responds to his plea for help. The voice identifies itself as the Lord and replies that all the man needs to do is trust in him, surrender and let go. After a long pause you hear the man’s response, “Is there anyone else up there?”

”Blessings on your journey”

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Life is like riding a bicycle!

Some days are difficult and others not!  While I enjoy the exercise of being authentic and writing what is on my mind it’s not always easy.   You could say its like life itself.  Somedays I feel like life’s on automatic pilot with success and accomplishment all around me, and others where I can’t get out of my own way or feeling like I’m falling into a black hole.  Today is one of those in between days.  I am feeling good but tired, bored but hopeful and calm but angry.

So for now I will just keep moving.  Moving along the path my life is taking today.  Hope you do too.

As Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”

“Blessings on your journey”

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What’s your story?

Roles we play, and stories we tell ourselves, all add up and into the reality we create. Some stories, and some roles we play, work to the betterment and some do not. And, Sometimes we get stuck in stories because they feel familiar and therefore feel like a safe place. Our human condition provides us paths where we can maintain old patterns of life playing victim, or open doors to a new expression of self.  Either way, it is the story we accept that happens and defines us.

What story have you created for yourself?  Take a moment to examine and adjust as needed.  Choose support, love and forgiveness, and be kind to yourself.  After all it’s just a story of which you are the author.

“Blessings on your journey”

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