Friday, July 31, 2009
Blessed are those who bless others. Good rule. When you find yourself judging someone else, just send up a prayer for that person and look to yourself. How am I bringing this on? How can I improve my behavior? How can I change this situation for the better? It might seem easier to blame the other person in any conflict, but that path is ultimately frustrating because you have given over all control to the other. When you look to your own contribution, then there is action that you can take to improve things. Isn't that better? Isn't that more empowering? Allow the other person his path, and mind your own.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
In a relationship, acceptance is the path to true contentment. When you can relax and see your partner for who she or he is, and not constantly hold in your mind some idea of what she or he should be, then you are able to love and be loved here and now. Let go of the "potential" and love the person you have chosen. Focus on what's likable about your partner, not what's annoying. Reveal your true self. Ask for what you want and graciously accept the answer, yes or no. Think every day of ways you can be of service to your partner. Approach problems as a team, not as adversaries. Ask yourself, "what can I do to make this better?" Have fun together. Share dreams and desires. Work on common goals. Be honest and open. Happiness will ensue.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
One day you will see. All of the illusion will be stripped from your eyes and you will see the beauty of the universe and the beauty of the soul you spring from. When you are reunited with your higher dimensional self and the ones who travel with you on your soul's journey, you will have no fear or anxiety, you will have no doubts. Why not accept that there is more to you than the bag of bones you inhabit? Why not accept that you are the earthly expression of an eternal and everlasting soul? When you accept the fact, you can let go of all attachment to the daily workings of your life in this realm and enjoy each day as it is -- exactly as it is -- knowing that your higher purpose is to grow and learn. Everything that happens is fodder for the growth of your soul. The smallest thing can be interpreted as meaningful. Watch out for a message from a bird today. Listen closely to the song in your heart. Watch for signs of your true nature and purpose. We are constantly sending them. You are blessed.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It's okay to look closely at your life. Open up to what frightens you or makes you sad. Shine the light of acceptance on all your experience. Knowledge brings wisdom when it is gained from heart and mind in concert, when it is spirit-led. Open up to your true self and what you will find will be magnificent. When you are in touch with your true nature, you will relax and accept others, because then you will see how fragile, how strong, how beautiful everyone is.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Remember when you were twelve years old. What excited you then? What did you want to be? What gave you joy? What were you afraid of? Find a picture of yourself at that age and look into the eyes of that child. Tell her you love her. Tell her she is beautiful. Tell her she can do as she pleases. Find a way to bring some of that world into your world today. Enjoy the feeling of being on the brink of something wondrous. Because you are.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Let's face it. Sometimes you misbehave. Sometimes you hurt others. You are not always taking good care of yourself. You are not always in a peaceful spot. It doesn't matter. This, too, you can notice, accept, and change. Make amends when necessary. Atone. Apologize, and forgive yourself. It's safe to make a mistake and safe to own up to it. You are always learning. You are not perfect and you are perfect. Both things are true. There is so much room in your psychic world that you are all things at once. Just relax into the part of you who is humanly humane. Remind yourself of your good qualities, and focus on the good qualities in others. Blame, self-doubt, hatred -- all come from fear. Don't let fear rule your actions. Love makes things easier. Acceptance is calming and healthy.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
You choose at every moment whether to be happy or sad, angry or calm, hateful or forgiving, tense or relaxed. You are choosing whether it feels like a choice or not. What you focus on is the key. When you notice anger or grief or sadness or hatred, step back. Observe. Find the awareness of the thoughts that go with the emotions. This is your ticket out. Once you are aware, you can choose otherwise. Take every opportunity to choose peace.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Joy is everywhere. Joy is your birthright. Joy is as easy as one -two-three. Joy is within you at all times. Joy is always a possibility. Joy requires only the will to forgive. Joy is a blessing for all. Joy is in acceptance, in attention, in gratitude. Be Joyful.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
If you are waiting for something to happen, you are delaying living. Just live in the moment and enjoy what is here for you now. Everything else in your mind is just that -- in your mind, not in the real world. Love those around you now, enjoy the job you have, the house you live in, the state of your health, the body you inhabit. It's good to have a vision and make plans, but moment to moment, right here right now -- this is your life.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Hush. Be still. Everything is fine. We are always with you and always speaking to you. All you have to do is listen. When there is a decision to be made, get quiet and ask. When you are hurt and lonely, get quiet and call on us. We are always standing by. The first thing that floats into your mind is generally the best answer for you in that moment. Everything else is second-guessing. Allow the flow of spirit to guide you and all will be well.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Allow the blessings that you have to be shared with everyone you meet. Bring sunshine and warmth, comfort and cheer, blessings and solace to each moment. The briefest encounter can brighten someone's day enough to change the whole rest of it. Be that blessing in the world -- a cheerful presence, a positive influence, a comforting friend.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
When something happens that makes you angry, don't judge your anger harshly. At the same time, you mustn't think your anger justifies any action. Breathe and think before you act. Words cannot be unspoken. Whatever amends you make, some words and actions leave their mark. Allow the anger, and then give yourself some time to relax. From the relaxed posture, decide what, if anything, need be done. Your anger, like all emotions, is merely more information about what's going on in your world. It might inform your actions, but mustn't dictate them. Breathe and love yourself, and loving action will follow.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
You can't always do the very right thing. Nine times out of ten there is no such "right" thing to do. You make your choices with your heart and head in concert. You do the best you can. Most of the time it works out fine. When it doesn't you correct your mistake, make amends. Act in the spirit of love and compassion. Breathe and be calm. That's always the best thing.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Everything is yours. This is a great blessing to be enjoyed with gratitude and pleasure. Say good morning to your beautiful planet and drink in her bounty. However, it is also a great responsibility. You are responsible for your surroundings, and those surroundings include the whole wide world--the universe, even. Be on the side of light and care and love, and nurture your world and all creatures within it.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Open up to the endless regard you have for others. You can love anyone, really. You are all just the same in so many ways, your differences are minor. Connect on the level of the soul, and all is well. You can find a connection with anyone you meet. There will be something to draw you together that is stronger than all that pulls you apart. Find space in your heart for the world of strangers and all will be your friends.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Because you are human, you are fallible. Because you are spirit, you are perfect. Both things are true. Relax and laugh and enjoy. Nothing need worry you. Things happen, you err, others hurt you. All is acceptable and all can be turned into a moment of love and spirit. Cheer up. All is well.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Allow the blessings of light to flow into your heart and soul. Wherever you are, the light is there also. Open up to it as you would pull aside a thin curtain to see the sunshine, and it will flow into you, and through you, into the world around you. Brighten the corner where you are.
Monday, July 13, 2009
The violence in your world is clearly an abomination. You cannot end violence with violence, however. All the great teachers knew this. Make your life a peaceful one. Make your words peaceful words. You are safe, you need no additional protection. Live in peace and peace is what you create. More and more of you are finding this message rings true in your hearts. Sing it out. Sing it out.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
You are beautiful. You are beautiful. You are beautiful. You are beautiful. We really want you to hear this message. No matter what anyone else says or does, no matter what false ideas you have been given about yourself, this is the truth: you are beautiful.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Change "I wish" to "I trust." When you say "I wish" you are putting your desired object or situation off in the stratosphere. When you trust, you create your desired situation with every breath. Begin by trusting that we are here for you, supporting and loving you in all you do. If you go out into the world with "I trust" you will meet every person and every challenge with confidence and ease. "Joyfully, confidently, and wholeheartedly, I now take my rightful place in the world." Say it out loud before walking out your door in the morning, every day, and your life will change. The world needs you and your own unique contribution. Trust yourself and trust your neighbor. And smile.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Open up your heart and mind to the person you are with. Whomever you are speakng with is worth your full attention. Give your companion the respect of accepting her point of view. Give your companion the respect of listening, not just waiting for your turn to speak again. See if you can put yourself in the experience of the other person. Connect at the deepest level. This is the path to salvation for this world of yours. When human beings accept themselves and each other, the world will change. Peace and plenty will ensue.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Today is a wonderful day! Take that attitude with you throughout the day and all will be well. Whatever arises that might otherwise disturb your peace of mind will only make you smile with affectionate forbearance, as you would smile when a small child makes a small mistake in attempting something too large for her age and abilities. "Wow! You are trying something really hard! Good for you!" Love yourself as you would love that small child and all will be well.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
When you are sad, you must be sad. Allow the feelings to surface and don’t be afraid of them. Sadness and grief and joy and laughter are all close cousins. All your emotions are human and real and perfectly acceptable. When you are feeling sad, just feel sad. Allow the words to come up that go with the grief or sadness. You will find much information there. And when you are calmer, you can act. No need to cover up or run away from the feelings. They are true and real. They are a part of your human existence. They connect you with every other human. Cry it out. With tears comes release.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Bless those around you with kindness and acceptance. They are the true mirrors of your soul’s health. When you are consciously with another person, only love arises. There can be no conflict when you are in your whole self, for there is room for every kind of person and every kind of experience. Acceptance is the key. No need to change anything. From this acceptance springs love and joy, and it is from this acceptance that change can grow. Let go of resistance. All that you are is informing every move you make, if you are not aware of this then you are unconscious and cannot live your life fully. Take my advice. Live to the fullest every minute of every hour of every day. Right now is where you live. Not in the past or future – they are but phantoms in the mind. Right now is where you live. You are the present creation of the present moment. Move through each moment as if it were the most precious moment of the universe, which it is, as it is all you have. Now and Now and Now and Now. That is your life, nothing else matters.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Touch is vital. Touch is healing, and necessary for human development. Find someone you can hug. Find good, healthy sex. Pat a dog or cat. Get a massage from a loving and ethical massage therapist. Connect with a handshake or a kiss. Surround yourself with all kinds of textures – soft, smooth, rough, coarse, fuzzy, prickly. Notice what feels good, and do it. Talk with your partner about these things. If your preferences are different you can work out a compromise. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, babysitter or teacher, don’t be afraid of hugging the children in your care. Lay a hand on a child’s shoulder when she wants your attention. Look into her eyes. If you are the child of an aging parent, sit with him, pat his knee, always hug and kiss when greeting him or saying goodbye. It is true that when it is coercive, aggressive, the damage can be enormous, but don’t let that make you afraid. You can protect yourself and share information about what to do when someone is touching you in a way you don’t like. And your spreading of good, mutual, undemanding touch is a counterweight to the violent touch that is in the world.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Life is so beautiful that you need nothing else. Simply taking in the pleasures of the moment – a bird’s song, a child’s laughter, even a car you like the looks of – everything that brings pleasure is the beginning of joy, when noticed in the moment and without attachment, envy or yearning. Feel the air on your skin. Pay attention to your breath. Think of someone you love with all your heart, or a fond memory. And in that moment all is perfect. This is the path to happiness. You don’t have to do anything, find anything, be given anything, Happiness is within you waiting to be noticed. No one can take it away from you. Your experiences can get in the way – disconnect you – but no one and nothing can take it away because it is universal and eternal and divine. It is a soul experience not dependent on the physical world. Happiness is your birthright. More to the point, it is your soul’s birthright.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Surrender is the answer to everything. Always say to yourself: it is what it is. Now what? When you are struggling against your life, you are perpetuating the very thing you want to be rid of. When you surrender, life flows in grace and ease. Whatever is going on in your life at the moment becomes manageable. When you turn your attention to the good in your life, your whole body relaxes, decisions come easily, and the effect you have on others is calming and accepting. Your choices in any situation are resist, change, or accept. It's as simple as that. No need for drama.
Friday, July 3, 2009
It is really true that you can find work you love. This is the thing most people disbelieve. Start by loving the work you are doing, and the rest will follow. Whatever you are doing, when you do it with dignity, openness, integrity, and with your whole heart, becomes ennobled. All work is honorable.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Don’t worry! Please, don’t worry! What does it get you? Nothing but dis-ease. When you find yourself worrying, ask “is there something I can and want to do right now about this situation?” If the answer is no, let it go. If the answer is yes, then ask, “is it appropriate for me to take action? What action should I take? Is this really someone else’s privilege and not mine?” Only when the answer is truly - "yes, this is within my rights and within my control, and I know the appropriate action to take" – only then is it prudent to act. Only good things happen when you stop worrying. You relax your mind and body. Your system balances out. You open up to what is in front of you.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The love you show for yourself is in the way you take care of yourself, and the love you show for others is in the way you allow them their own space and freedom. Help if you are asked. Advise if you are asked. Everything else is simply ego. Do not judge. Do not even wish for others. When you find yourself wishing something would be different for someone else, just look to yourself. Is that something you want for yourself? Is that something you have and are grateful for? That’s as far as you need to go. Allow everyone else the dignity of his or her own path. There are plenty of people asking for help. Go there. Help them. Leave your friends and family alone to find their way.