Around the universe

If you change the way you look at the world, the world you look at changes.

Change your thinking to knowing that your life matters, and that you are important. It can be easy sometimes to buy into the illusion of our own insignificance. But nothing could be further from the truth. Every single one of us matters tremendously. Our very existence affects countless people in countless ways. And because we are each essentially a microcosm of the larger universe, our internal experiences affect the whole of life more than we could ever imagine. The world simply could not exist as it does now if you, or any one of us, were not in it.

Perhaps on some level you believe your life does not matter. If this thought resonates with you, join the club and the journey, it happens to the best of us. This one belief in your own unimportance could be limiting you and impacting your life in enormous ways. When you shift your perceptions around your own ability to affect your life and impact the world, you may discover wonderful parts of yourself that you had long ago forgotten. There may even be exciting new parts that you never even knew existed.

I know what it’s like. I’ve seen it played out a few zillion times: You’re waiting for that magical day when someone makes the connection and recognizes who you really are. Maybe they’ll first catch the sparkle in your eye. Or perhaps they’ll marvel at your insights and the depth of your spirit. Someone who will help you connect the dots, believe in yourself, and make sense of it all. Someone who will understand you, approve of you, and unhesitatingly give you a leg up so that life can pluck your ready, ripened self from the branch of magnificence.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh…

Well, I’m here to tell you, your wait is over. That someone is you.

Good thing you rock.

”Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

The job of the spirit

Here’s a post from a year ago that still has some teeth. Giddy-up

Day 87

I couldn’t get up fast enough this morning to start writing because the story line has been percolating inside me for some time.  It also conveniently ties into the message from the Course of Miracles today which was, The job of Spirit is to literally heal our faulty perceptions in such a way as to allow true forgiveness to take place. I have been writing about healing for the past few days now and it keeps coming up, so maybe we need to keep hearing it in different ways for it to sink in or make sense.  Although the story line is one of intense and emotional content it is a timely one and will require much more dialogue then you’ll find here.

Today the story line is about the issue of abuse, its cause and effect.  Recently some men have been removed from their jobs for being abusive.  Not sexually as in so many other cases but physically and emotionally abusive to their wives.  These men were employees of the White House and subsequently linked to Donald Trump.  I would like to go on record that I believe abusive behavior is not acceptable in any situation.  I also want to acknowledge that there have been times in my life when I have been abusive.  I have said things, been mean etc. to my kids, wife, employees, parents, friends etc.  While that has not resulted in any physical hurt or injury, it usually leaves scars.  Those scars are still present with me today and keep me aware of what I am capable of, and conversely what I do not want to be or represent in the world.  I also believe our behavior leaves scars on those we love and care for.  While I have done my share of scarring others, I also have been scarred by parents (my mother left me as a baby, my father beat me with his umbrella), friends family etc.  It is part of the human condition and I find it connected to frustration, anger and poor self esteem to name a few .

Every day as we go out in the world we have to choose how we want to live in the world. The message in today’s Course of Miracles reminds me again.  Healing our faulty perceptions and allowing for true forgiveness is a full time job for me.

This past year, I have been in the presence of individuals that have HATE in their hearts for Donald Trump.  I mean real HATE, the kind of hate that turns ones stomach…. as I sit and listen to them I can actually see and feel the hate.  I can even feel it in posts on facebook and it scares me becasue I have never had HATE like that in me for anyone or reason.  I also recently saw a YouTube video of a mother spanking (beating) her child in a shopping mall.  I was going to attach the video but it’s to disturbing.  While I can’t relate to the HATE, as a parent I have had moments when my children have pushed me to the edge of good sense and objective behavior.

What are we to do?

As a society we can take away peoples rights and livelihood, but, are we supposed to be judge and jury for every event that we struggle with or when we witness a moment of ill intended actions.

When the world is in chaos, we can still have our own inner peace and maintain a sense of calm in a sea of unrest. The job of Spirit is to literally heal our faulty perceptions in such a way as to allow true forgiveness to take place. Often, times of confusion are the times that enable us to find that part of ourselves that knows how to cope, and how to be a light to others in the storm. It helps to remember that we don’t need to completely understand what’s happening right now, nor do we need to be able to predict the future. Most of us just want to find our way to being at peace with whatever happens, and we can find this peace inside.  Heal our thinking, to allow true forgiveness.

“Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

Today it could be you!

Every so often members from my flow group from 2 years ago check in with each other and get caught up on how we are adjusting and living our authentic lives. The most remarkable part to me is how connected and alike our journey seems to be and how committed we are to each other’s well being and success.

It makes me think that all of our journeys are alike, in that we all are connected and trying to adjust to living authentic lives. Yet, unlike certain friends and group members, some of us do not seem as committed to each other’s success and well being.  If we were, our conversations  and communications would be much different.  There could be acknowledgment of our accomplishments and struggles and affirming words of support and belief in each other.  There could be little criticism or judging, only love. And, there could be selfless acceptance of each other’s beauty and the gift we are to each other.

Just think, Today It could be you!!

”Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

Healing the World

Yesterday I spoke of the scattered and stirred up world and my responsibility of taking action towards healing, believing that each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. After I finished writing it, I got this from the Daily OM in my email.  I thought it applied to yesterdays message, I hope you like it.

Life is sculpted on a moment-to-moment basis. Every one of the thoughts we think, the words we speak, and the actions we take contributes to the complex quality and character of the universe’s unfolding. It simply is not possible to be alive without making an impact on the world that surrounds us. Every action taken affects the whole as greatly as every action not taken. And when it comes to making the world a better place, what we choose not to do can be just as important as what we choose to do.

For example, when we neglect to recycle, speak up, vote, or help somebody in immediate need, we are denying ourselves the opportunity to be an agent for positive change. Instead, we are enabling a particular course to continue unchallenged, picking up speed even as it goes along. By holding the belief that our actions don’t make much of a difference, we may find that we often tend to forego opportunities for involvement. Alternatively, if we see ourselves as important participants in an ever-evolving world, we may feel more inspired to contribute our unique perspective and gifts to a situation.

It is wise to be somewhat selective about how and where we are using our energy in order to keep ourselves from becoming scattered. Not every cause or action is appropriate for every person. When a situation catches our attention, however, and speaks to our heart, it is important that we honor our impulse to help and take the action that feels right for us. It may be offering a kind word to a friend, giving resources to people in need, or just taking responsibility for our own behavior. By doing what we can, when we can, we add positive energy to our world. And sometimes, it may be our one contribution that makes all the difference.

”Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

Pain

During the past few days and most recently today, I’ve heard from friends regarding loss and struggle in their lives. These life altering situations create tremendous stress, and pain in our lives. With my prayers and the hope and belief in healing and love, I share these thoughts.

I recently read a great article on the idea of pain, be it physical or emotional it resonates in a very big way.  Here’s a taste!

Pain comes and it goes. It is just one component to the grand cycle of life. And when experienced as such, pain can serve as an important teacher. It is when we get stuck in our pain that it becomes detrimental to our well-being and development. If you notice that you feel closed-off, resentful, heavy-hearted, or that you try very hard to avoid being hurt again, there may be a part of you that is still stuck in pain.

We can get stuck in our pain for many reasons. As children, it was natural for us to cry, throw a tantrum, and let the experience move through us. By fully feeling our pain in this way, our emotions would wash us clean, leaving us open and available to new experiences. With age, though, we might have determined that expressing emotion was no longer appropriate, and so we developed a variety of coping strategies to deal with our discomfort. We may have learned to stuff our feelings down or to run away from them. Perhaps we began thinking that staying closed and unwilling to try new things would keep us safe from heartbreak, safe from rejection, and safe from failure. We may have even gotten so used to being in pain that the thought of being without it scares us. But, if we continue to hold onto it longer than necessary, we are expending a lot of energy that could instead be channeled into making our life experiences more positive.

If you notice that you are continually connecting with the same familiar patterns of pain, consider embracing your feelings and letting go of your hurt. Whether your pain is from childhood or from an experience last week, see if you can give it room to move. When it does, you will reconnect with a wonderful source of your own vital energy.

Remember, Pain comes and it goes. It is just one component to the grand cycle of life. And when experienced as such, pain can serve as an important teacher.

”Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

Living life fully

What is it that I’m not living out fully in my life.

The one thing that propels itself to the top of the list of things I’m not living out fully in my life, is my passion for connecting with like minded individuals to share personal insights, thoughts, dreams and desires, without judgement and from a place of love. While I have a web site where I share a daily blog, and I have a book I’ve written, and I have a business I have built and created, I still would like to do more.  I still feel I have a lot more to offer!!

While writing is very powerful and therapeutic, the personal connections we share are so much more powerful. Co-Creating in community where we share our thoughts, feelings and desires with the goal of supporting and holding a safe space for each other has such incredible power and opportunity for growth. Yet, it carries with it a fear of failure, disagreement and disappointment, and it this very fear that keeps me from moving this thought, this dream forward. How to do this, how to move forward still concerns me. How to connect with people and co-create an exciting growing and learning time together requires some faith and a desire to jump into the unknown.

Currently I am planning two workshop opportunities for addressing change and supporting transformational growth. The first will be offered by me http://www.mkanthony.com through our funeral chapel with a time (probably September) and site to be determined and the second will be a fall event with two close friends and like minded people, Sacha Sully from Australia https://m.facebook.com/SachaSullyLifeCoach/ and Camille Conte from Alaska and NJ. https://www.facebook.com/This-Awakening-Spirit-645405635549117/ While these new ventures will create some fear and trepidation, it is time to shake, rattle and roll (in no particular order).

Please look forward to your personal invitation to these events and let me know if there are any thoughts you have regarding topics you feel would help you, your friends, family and your community.

“Blessings on your journe”

http://www.mkanthony.com

co-creating

Co-creating day three.  Co-creating is like listening to the radio, you realize that you are listening to a channel, your channel, yet continue to recognize that there are many other channels playing out there.  While you do not have to tune in to the other channels you have the option to play with them whenever you’re moved to.

The key to co-creating is recognizing and being “willing” to hear these other channels.  They are always playing (like your channel), and they offer different energy pathways that move and grove to different beats that may challenge you.  While it seems easier to keep it on your one channel, the universe is challenging you, reaching out and calling you to hear what is being played.  No intention (no pressure) to make anything happen or expect anything, just play!!!

”Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com