When a flood comes, the only thing that doesn’t get carried away are the things with deep roots.
I asked myself — what are my deep roots? Deep with I knew the answer, my faith — a knowing that everything we witness (encounter) here on Earth is an experience. It is shrouded many times in mystery; especially the difficult experiences. I knew as I looked deeply, when we hang on to the physical — the form — we most always come up short, lacking, disappointed, and frustrated.
~~~~More~~~~is the key. A knowing deep within that there is More to life than the physical aspect. More to living, beyond our physical senses. This is where we are ALIVE. Our physical keeps us bound, but our faith, the More – keeps us grounded and secure.
The More is where fear looses it tight grip.
The More is where expansiveness resides in each one of us — all of us!
There is no magic formula, no way to get it, no person to request it from, it is in us now!
The More is the spark of divinity with us — it is our heart. It supersedes all physical reasoning and intellect. It is genius. And we all have it.
Most of us have not remembered this truth. We forgot and in our forgetting, we suffer. Suffering is not bad. We all experience, it is part of our human experience. Yet, it does not have to have dominion over our human experience. In the MORE, our divinity, our faith — we wake up and know in our heart that we can transform, expand, and rise to embrace the suffering in this physical plane with a renewing of our mind — so our torment is lessened and our body is relaxed and our faith is restored. Our minds can’t reason this. Our hearts know it is true. My wish for you is More – so much more that you burst inside and light fills the room.
My days of doing are over. My days of being will always continue. It is from this place that all is well and all is done in its completeness. I tend to the garden of my soul and all the while grow corn and potatoes. The sunlit garden of my soul, my eternal self, the divine within me beacons me to share love, peace, grace and peace during these days of turmoil. Fractionalized groups have emerged out of fear and fury has become common place. It is but a natural occurrence just as storms erupt or the fires rage and purification follows. All of us get caught up in the physical occurrences as if that is all there is and that doom is surely to follow. No, that is not what it is. We as egoic members of this world, think, think, worry, worry, fear, fear that we are the controller of all things and that is not so. We affect things yes, but the effect is not what we think. We are not the end all of the processes. What we affect more than we realize is how we respond, how we feel, how we perceive. It is from here that our effectiveness can be realized. We are so much more than physical and so is our world. Yes, we cry, we grieve, we wail and all the while we don’t realize the splinter will eventually work its way out and the pain will cease and the wound will heal. In the midst of the pain, can’t we acknowledge this fact? A healthy body heals quickly and health is available to all regardless of the situation. Regardless of the situation. Can we not get this? Are we so far removed that we have forgotten this truth? Faith is not by sight, faith is the inner knowing of the eternal truth that resides for all people, in all places at all times. Our feelings are the compass. Our true north star is the joy that is possible regardless of what we see. We must be compelled to sing, in mourning or in delight, but to express ourselves wholly and fully to the Divine in us all. To recognize that we are all one and the hurts can be healed when we truly love, when we truly feel peace and we let go of the pride of our wounded or inflated intellects. Love is not to judge, it is to walk in the other shoes and feel the connectedness. Join the conversation and don’t be upset when your peaceful manner offends, let love and peace continue. Neither shall we hit another in the face with our peaceful place, peace and love dissolve with this kind of smack. Empathize and lead the discussion to a place of common ground. If your still waters are moved, center yourself and remain calm. Look to the changing moons. A full moon lasts but for hours, but its will be full again soon in days. It is sure and constant in its ever changing state. Be of good cheer, pursue activities that bring your joy and pass the plate of peace and love to others.
Do you feel it? Are you being it? Living it? Expressing it?Turn down the voices that cry out, seeking to confuse and scatter. Set your course to what you know, within, is Truth. It is the highest potential and It is the only way that we all will find union. Ask and it shall be given, seek and doors will be opened. It is within you and it is within all, no one is excluded, no matter their belief. It is the great unifying factor. Open yourself fully to It. It is Love. The Divine expresses through us in love and we express divinity to others by love. We have nothing to prove, to convince, we only have love. It is our breath and our bread. It is our life and death. It is our existence for now. It is our future as the past is gone, and love is alive.
Maybe it’s just beyond our reach or seems too simplistic or complex, but deep inside we know it’s true. We are more than flesh and blood. We are spirit. We are eternal and we made a choice to come live in this physical body. We wanted to feel, to experience, to know what it’s like to make choices and have consequences. What it’s like to have things just beyond (what we think) is our control and experience. Somewhere along the way, what we knew as children, became lost to us. The knowledge that we came into this world by choice. This knowledge of choice became dim through conditioning. We grew as children in environments that were challenging. We were born with physical characteristics and mental characteristics that we had to figure out “how to work” or “how to make the best of”. Some of us became good at it and followed natural inclinations. Some of us were challenged. We didn’t think the eternal spirit in us was real, so we squelched it. We pushed it down, so it was practically non existent. But one day, we felt something, we had an inner knowing that tingled and then we woke up. We realized that life was something more than just making movements and motions during a day. It was more than a mundane existance. We smiled and we knew that we had a lot to recover. We had a lot more choices and opportunities than we ever felt was possible. We became thirsty for truth. We realized we were parched and we started drinking deeply. We smiled, yet we also felt judged. We thought, others will think we are crazy. This must be something I keep quiet. Or even worse, we denied that inner tugging. But, deep within, we knew that there was something more. Something greater, bigger, and more beautiful than we could even imagine. So we went with it and we decided to abandon reasoning and drink fully. We breathed deeply and then with eyes wide open and shut, we began to explore.
Thriving: What it Means to Me
To thrive is to live an inspired life. A life in spirit. Knowing that I am more than a physical body. I am a creation and I live, now, in heaven. Heaven on earth is a reality and hell on earth is a reality. I have been created with free will and I choose how I want to exist. I am not a victim of circumstances. I am not limited, but abundant. I am not fearful, but courageous. These are true statements and available for all. I am unique in my expression, but not higher or lower than any other human being. I thrive because I connect i with I. The egoic self, i, with the eternal self, I. Divinity is within me and it is within all of creation made in the image of God. There is no separation from God, ever for what ever reason. We can not be separate. We are created in the image of God. I was raised in America, in the Christian tradition. If I had been born in another area of the world, I may have been trained in another religious tradition. I still would be a creation of God. It would not have separated me from knowing God. I thrive because I choose to thrive, no matter the circumstance. I live my life open to lessons for learning, because I am imperfect in my egoic self. The lessons can be long and arduous or they can be quick and change me for the better. It is my choice. How quickly I respond is based upon my connection with Spirit, the I within me. When the egoic self, i, is in control thriving seems to be a long way away. When the divine self, I, is in control, thriving is effortless. We are all divine, no matter where we live or what religion we practice. It is man’s words that cause the separation. In my tradition, I learned to pray like this from Jesus Christ, “Our Father, who art in heaven….”. I learned from Jesus that the Kingdom of Heaven is within me. I learned from Jesus that, I am, is in me as it was in Him. I learned from Jesus that we are all God’s children.
To thrive is to know there is no separation from God and that our choices in life affect our physical life and not our eternal life.
My husband, Bob took this picture in Sept. 2016 as we visited Lake Superior near Montreal River Harbor. It is unedited.
I am drawn both to spirit and to science. Spirit leads and science confirms.
Science is observable reality and spirit is unseen reality.
Both have their place, but science is the later part not the leading.
If you are religious and your spiritual practice brings you to wholeness, then it is successful. Wholeness is wellness. Wellness is much more than physical mechanics. It is inside your mind, your heart, your inner being. It’s the voices you listen to, it is the thoughts in your head. JRP
When we become disillusioned with the illusion then our eye really opens. Actually not our physical eye, but our third eye. The third eye is the eye of intuition, illumination and inspiration. It is the eye that develops as we balance our energetic bodies.
When our bodies are balanced then we are whole and at ease and disease is no longer an issue.
Think whole, live whole, be whole. Why separate the science from the spirit? The science is the hard fact, our physical body; the spiritual is the other part of our being and the connection with Source and all that is. When we separate the two, with disregard to one or the other suffering occurs. To disregard the physical body affects our minds and our health, to disregard our spiritual bodies is like becoming dismembered. Parts of us are missing energetically speaking. When we can bring into union our physical body with our spiritual body, then wholeness occurs. Wholeness equal healing. Another person may help facilitate this union, but it is you and the Source within you that completes the healing process.
We are coming into a new era of humanity. One that is governed by spirit. From this place peace will occur from within and will affect our entire environment. All of us can aid this evolution by learning to live by spirit and remember that we are whole. When we remember we are whole and act upon that memory then what se
ems to be the miraculous occurs. Miracles happen everyday and not by chance, but by design. We are designed to be a miracle, our earth is designed to be a miracle. A miracle is an unfolding of the truth. It is the formation of new life and the passing on of the expended physical body. It is the fibonacci sequence seen throughout all of life from the frond of a fern to the fossil of an goniatite.
Be balanced energetically and experience wholeness. I would love to aid you in awakening your inner fire and becoming who you know you really are.
I had an amazing Kundalini mediation as I woke on this early August morning. It was exhilarating, the energy flowed through my body and was orgasmic. I love being in this state. All is love, all is joy, all is vitality, all is whole. It is beautiful living and a state of non-attachment to anything.
I have desired and written about over the past several years that my greatest desire is to serve others in becoming their best self. It is a quest that continues in my heart and soul. What has stopped me?
First, I have been
becoming me. It has been a process and I have had the luxury of spending time in contemplation, mediation and energetic renewal.
Secondly, I have had to let go of the fear of being rejected and judged. I feel I am there, free from this prison. I do care what others think, but not about me personally. How can they really know me? They can only judge by who they are and the experiences that they have had. They have a container by which they make decisions for their life and how to respond to others. They have their own prison of belief that limits their own true expression of love and freedom. So from this point of view, I have no thing to fear. Fear is an illusionary state. When we can break that illusion then we can be fearless. It’s a beautiful state of being.
Thirdly, I have to let go of the thought that I don’t know enough and am not a good enough communicator to talk with groups or individuals about how to be whole and happy. I believe I have broken this barrier. I have ease about the subject, because like everything else, it is a process, a becoming, a means and not an end. There is always more, and always just enough. There is a wealth of knowledge, understanding, exploration, it continues and my eternal self is the Source, the Connection to it all. If I remain open and pure in my seeking, my desire to give back everything I need will be available to me. This is the furtherest point away from ego. Ego seeks to build the little self up, the eternal self wishes to build others up.
A life filled with love, joy and vitality. This is me and it can be all of us.
Eating is one of our more sensual experiences, thus savoring it instead of devouring it offers much to our humanity. Living from this perspective creates space for lots of wonderful food experiences. There is actually no wrong or right in what we eat, it is much about how we eat. Three key words here: experience, perspective, space.
1. Experience: What do you desire? A full belly and then move on; or a full belly with contentment resulting a light, energetic feeling.
2. Perspective: How you look at food changes your relationship with it. Is it merely fuel or is it nourishment?
3. Space: Do you like a cramped, chocked full life; or do you like a liberated feeling that opens doors to more expansiveness, awareness and opportunity?
Our relationship with food has much to say about our life. Food should not be master, but our servant. As we understand its energy and vibrancy, then our choices are sweet and impactful leaving us hungering for our next sensual experience.
I just experienced sensual food at Blue Jasper in Bradenton, FL. The golden brown veggie crepe exploded with flavor. A hint of
curry offered a sweetness to the lightly sautéed spinach, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and melted cheese. The nice contrast of light crispness to the indulgent richness of the veggies was very satisfying. As I topped it with a taste of tomato chard,
the flavors expanded and resonated with my desire for a most sensual experience. This was one of the best breakfast experiences in a restaurant that I can remember. Going out for breakfast is a concession for me, I prefer to make succulent, tasty treats in my own home.
Please share with me and others your sensual food experiences.