Living well is a response. A response to life that is natural, easy and perfect for YOU. It’s not a choice to perform based on another’s ideas of what is best for you, but a response to an inner knowing. A “what” that will serve you, to be your best: in mind, body and spirit. Experiencing wholeness sets your life at ease. A knowing that guides you in movement, sustenance, thought, speech, in complete being, so that you thrive. For so long we have sought solutions outside ourselves instead of knowing our self and our innate ability to respond to what is the best. As you become enlivened to the truth of your unique person, your heart, you can experience true liberation — a freedom that allows you to thrive.
Self care is of the utmost importance; the most beneficial ingredient. Find your truth and live it. It is an expression of faith, a following of your heart and sensitivities and embracing truth to develop your inner listening skills and then experience miraculous transformations.
Remember: There is nothing, no thing outside of any of us that offers healing, wholeness, or peace. It lies within us, the key is the ability to unfold our tightly protected or conditioned heart so it can relate and pour forth its blessings on our life. Your heart can be sensitive and fiercely strong at the same time. It embodies the presence of both feminine and masculine energies. When your heart is balanced and open, it offers the truest form of blessing on your life as possible. It is the miracle you seek. It is the peace that passes all understanding. Nurturing, trusting, developing your heart is the most important task to be about in your daily life: it is the key to thriving. The transformation in physical life is the evidence of this truth. This is not a place of judging yourself for unfulfilled desires or negative qualities. It is a place to begin to love yourself unconditionally in spite of shortcomings and disappointments. When you can believe this in your heart, then you can experience a change in behavior: B.E.L.I.E.V.E Behaving Everyday Like I’m Eternal, Valuable, Entitled.
I learned this from don Oscar Miro-Quesada.
The first direction of love should be to yourself, from this all else evolves.
St Paul stated that the love is the greatest above all other human experiences
He also stated that we are all connected and important to the whole; like a limb to a body.
When we realize that we are significant and take value in our part of the whole, then we can live in freedom, fearlessly, with hope, and filled with love for one another.
In order to serve another, we must first come to the end of ourself that is attached to a particular outcome.
There is a flow to all living: the wind, the water, the blood. It is in this flow that life exists in its best state. When the energy, life force is disrupted then breakdowns occur. We are a sum of all the parts and of all our experiences, environments, education, emotions, and energies. Listen to the song of your heart, it’s a conglomeration and unique. Don’t be afraid to sing, to share. You are a piece of the symphony of life and we need you. Find your voice and let it rip in love.
One of the most profound experiences I had in 2017 was a face to face encounter with a bear. It was most terrifying and most exhilarating. Bob and I spent the month of June in the wilderness of Canada on the shores of Lake Superior, his family cabin. Yes, it’s quiet. Yes, it’s stunning. Yes, there is no electricity or Wi-Fi and cell service can be found on few areas of the beach, if you stand correctly. I have many favorite activities there, but my most favorite is time in the woods with the pups. One day, we went deeper than usual and a bit off of the rugged trail of Lake Superior Provincial Park. I spotted a cluster of orchids and captured a few with my camera. I enjoyed their beauty along with other more common plants. It’s extremely quiet during the day when the sun is high in the sky. The birds are napping and the only sound is a twig breaking underfoot. A week later I decided to venture to the orchids again. I wanted to see if there were more clusters. I spotted them and as I walked over to capture their image, Scout began barking, unusual even for him in this serene environment. I looked up to where he was running and saw a bear peering, not at him, but at me. This is what went through my mind in the second I saw her, before I ran….she was beautiful: a honey colored snout surrounding her black nose and huge sensitive eyes looking at me curiously. Wow! Then in that split second, adrenalin kicked in and I ran like crazy wondering if I could navigate or even follow the rustic trail with break neck speed. I yelled as I ran, “Rocky, Scout come!” I imagined Scout going face to face with this beautiful animal and being tossed aside a bloody mess, with Rocky licking his wounds. I continued yelling as I ran, praying they were following me. I hoped she turned back into the woods with her curiosity satisfied. They did catch up with me and I then followed them as we raced through the woods back to the cabin. The image of this beautiful creature still lingers in my mind, in that split second, I felt a connection with her. I was too stunned to capture a picture and too scared to linger, but her image and my exhilaration will remain with me. I wouldn’t ask for an encounter like that, but I am so very grateful that I experienced it. I am curious too and I know she and I have more in common that we could ever imagine.
Lake Superior is the largest (surface area) fresh water lake in the world! It’s beauty and moods vary from day to day, even hour to hour.
Lady Slipper Orchids
No walking here, just enjoy the beauty and think about taking a nap in this lushness.
Rocky patiently waiting for me to climb up and join him.
My little granddaughter heard an older brother scream in frustration about all the things he hated. Hours later when the thought was put in her head about time for bed, she started quietly saying all the things she hated. I ask her about something I knew she loved, her princesses. She immediately changed her attitude and said, “I love my princesses.” She is so close to purity at 5 that she was able to make an immediate transition from feeling bad to feeling good. She relaxed and enjoyed the music that was playing in the vehicle, got home and was easy about readying for bedtime.
It may take us longer from feeling bad to feeling good, because we carry a lot of baggage in the form of grief and unwanted experiences, but the possibility for us is exactly the same. We can get to feeling better, we can experience joy, relief. We just need to change our point of focus onto what we love, what makes us feel good. This simple yet profound exercise, repeated over time changes our life to what we know to be true from within: the deepest yearning, that propels us and gives breath to our dreams, ambitions and goals.
Take an evolutionary leap to a place that makes your life harmonious and happy. How? By realizing that you are a powerful creator. We all are.
Detoxify your mind, by allowing good feeling thoughts to pervade.
Focus on feeling good. Place good feeling thoughts in your mind.
Find the best feeling thought you can muster and stay with it until you feel better. Then continue, moment after moment, day after day. Live your life….pay your bills, take out the garbage, but always practice feeling good. Then see your life transform.
There is no thing, nothing, outside of any us that offers healing – wholeness – peace. It lies within us. The key is the ability to unfold our tightly protected or conditioned heart so it can release and pour forth its blessings on our life. Our heart is sensitive and fiercely strong at the same time. It embodies the presence of the masculine and the feminine qualities. When balanced and open, it is the truest form of blessing on our life. It is the miracle we seek. It is the peace that passes all understanding and in all circumstances. Nurturing, trusting, developing our own heart is the most important task we can be about in our daily life, because this is the key to thriving. The transformation in our physical life is the evidence of this truth. As we embody these truths, we can bless others from this peaceful place. The energy of alignment with our true self, our pure heart radiates outward and transmits beams of love, joy, contentment and pure peace. It is felt. It is experienced. Embrace this truth, learn to trust your heart, practice living in the present moment and know that your heart can speak to you. Nurture your heart, nurture your self. Within lives the kingdom of heaven.
If I am not living my truth, I feel it in every fiber of my being – it’s a signal – a call to make a change. Subtle as first, but significant and shifting. I thrive as I live my truth.
Your truth will express itself as your faith grows. No one need convince you or it or of anything else. It is revealed in your heart and truth always resounds with truth.
Julia R Parsell
For most of my life, I feel I have been sleep walking – in a slumber, not awake. I have gone through the motions with the zest of my egoic personality. Reaching forward, moving in the direction of my heart, but at the same time unfulfilled and always seeking balance and wholeness. I have always believed that we, as humans, exist in the physical on varying planes of our choosing. My hearts desire has been to transcend the the rote, the ugly, the meaningless and exist on the plane of tranquility in the midst of the necessary doing. The being that was authentically me and didn’t stress nor worry about being right or wrong in the eyes of another. To do no harm to anyone or any creature. To see the sunrise, set, moon shine or not and be content – even thrive in its midst. Although I haven’t transcended my humanity, I have discovered how to know and follow my bliss. It is by living fully awake by seeding my consciousness, so that my subconscious is programed, not from my of environment or genetics (although both greatly influence me), but set free to live free with awakened consciousness. Set free to love and not judge and blow on the flame that unites us together. As much as I live free, I realize I need and yearn for this awakened/awakening community. The strength of those gathered in singularity to live free and encourage each other in love, non-judgement and the beauty of simply living authentically, true to self while acknowledging our creator – experiencing “I am” in its fulness. Join with me. Let’s live fully awake and encourage one another. Please subscribe to my blog and let’s discuss the bright possibilities of commonality, bliss, love and non-judgement. I would love to hear from you. How are you living free? How are you overcoming the negative that is pervasive in our world today? Let’s encourage each other. We need each other.
Are you aware of the most liberated places in the entire world? It’s within you feeling no judgement. Now that is a beautiful land to behold. It is a place of light, a vast array of colors and spectrums each casting brilliant beams. It is warm, comfortable, loving, and so inviting you never want to leave. If you slip and find that old conditioning has pulled you down, then leave that dank place and get back to the brilliance. What is also so wonderful about this brilliant place? It’s your choice to be there. No others. You can be the difference. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s not available to the few, it’s granted to us all. Inward focus with concentrated detail on truth and universal laws hold the key.
“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” Maya Angelou
Politicians do no represent me. Our current president does not and Elizabeth Warren does not. As a woman, a human I seek truth and I don’t find it in news outlets or opinion articles. Truth resides within me and is from the Source that is within every living being. It is from this standard I live my life.
Some women have found a torch bearer in Elizabeth Warren, but does she represent an ideal or does her voice rise to the top because she opposes certain politics? Does she represent truth or does she bring to light the ugliness of politics? Was she wronged on the Senate floor or was she in the wrong by showing blatant disregard to a fellow senator? A person of truth, of integrity doesn’t have to belittle to make a point. Stand on firm ground with dignity. Make your voice heard not by yelling, but by whispering. Whisper truth, live truth, be truth. This is the way to impact the world, our world. This is the way to peace. May people of integrity rise, may their whispers be heard and resonate with those of us who don’t want politics as usual. Elizabeth Warren does not represent me. Why? She has chosen to represent a male dominated world in woman’s clothes. As women, we can lead strongly without the antics of aggression. Both masculine and feminine qualities are vital, but either alone or in excess tip the scale and disorder ensues.
May each of us choose to live truth, be truth. May our lives be an expression of peace and order. May we not be swayed by the current state of affairs. This is not living in silence or acceptance. This is making a bold statement with every breath. Because the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Each one of us living truth and not being swayed by what we inherently dislike will be influential. We don’t have to stand on the street corner with a sign or be scolded by those with loud voices. We can make a difference by living truth. It resides within each of us. This is the power of the feminine. It is quiet and it is most definitely strong.
I am white, I am a woman. And I have questions.
First my statement of belief: I stand for the rights of all people. People of color, people with disabilities, people with sexual orientation different from mine, people rich in things of the world, people poor in things of the world, people with high intelligence, people with low intelligence, people who are wise, people who are foolish, people who are peace loving and people who are fearful. There are two distinct features that unite and divide us: humanity and culture. There is no denying either. A group of people threatened typically unifies. If our country was attacked by another country or by aliens, we would find common ground quickly and cultural differences would not be an important factor, safety would.
Culture is an interesting concept. It molds and conditions our thoughts and actions. Most times we accept what we know and is what is familiar (family, religious teachings). It is comfortable to stay in this perimeter. If we have a hard time accepting others different: physically, morally, religiously, then could we stretch our imagination and wonder? How could wonder change things? What would it be like to be born in a different environment? Could we expand our thoughts to be more inclusive? How would we feel if a child we loved dearly couldn’t walk, talk or was deformed? How would that change our life? What if we were the one being judged, instead of the one looking and wondering what went wrong? What if we were born with the genitals of one sex, but the mind of another gender? How would that feel? Would we question our idenity? Would we be fearful, would we be loved and accepted? How would that change our life and our life’s expression?
People of the world, people of America – we need to embrace the diversity that exists among us and not be fearful. We are not minions, we are all individuals. Even if we can’t love one another, let us at least accept that differences exist. I encourage each of us to seek and to know our true self. The self existing beyond culture, personality, and even beyond humanity. Find the true self living beyond judgement. The true self that is pure and not conditioned. It is from this place true and lasting peace exists for us as individuals and as a people.