Sep. 16, 2021

Practice kindness, and you start to become kind.  Practice discipline, and you start to become disciplined.  Practice forgiveness, and you start to become forgiving.  Practice charity, and you start to become charitable.  Practice gentleness, and you start to become gentle. 

It doesn't matter whether you're in the mood to be gracious to the bank teller today; do it anyway -- and watch how it begins to affect your mood.  Just push the button of the self you wish to be, and the synapses that make up that personality begin to form.  Your best self already exists in the ethers, just waiting to be downloaded.  We become gracious when we decide to be gracious.  We have the power to generate as well as react to feelings; to hone our personalities as we travel through life.  In the words of George Eliot, "It is never too late to be what you might have been."  It is never too late to become who we really are.
 
~Excerpt from "A Year of Miracles" by Marianne Williamson
 
 
 
Aug. 27, 2021

 

If you put your hands on this oar with me,
they will never harm another, and they will come to find
they hold everything you want.
 
If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer
lift anything to your
mouth that would wound your precious land --
that sacred earth that is
your body.
 
If you put your soul against this oar with me,
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm
that lives in us.
 
Exuberant is existence, time a husk.
When the moment cracks open, ecstasy leaps out and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.
 
Why lay yourself on the torturer's rack of the past and future?
The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities
will find no rest.
 
Be kind to yourself, dear -- to our innocent follies.
Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us.
 
If you put your heart against the earth with me, in serving
every creature, our Beloved will enter you from our sacred realm
and we will be, we will be
so happy.
 
~Rumi
 
 
 
Aug. 11, 2021
Aug. 10, 2021
Regardless of what happens in life, we have a secret.   A human secret.  We've had it for thousands of years.  Since time immemorial.  An internal rip chord.  An ability to transcend external pain and descend into the safety and warmth of the heart.
 
Sounds woo?  Hang on...
 
This world of illusions is a convincing reality.  There's all the things.  All the reasons to be scared.  All the reasons to be unhappy.  Justified in your thinking?  Perhaps.  But is there peace in your being?  Probably not.
 
So what will bring peace?
 
Remembering the truth of Who you are and Why you're here.  You're bigger than what's happening in the world.  You're bigger than what you hear.  You're bigger than what you see.  You have an power innate within you that redirects and connects you to a Source of power you didn't know was within you.
 
Know you are worthy.  Know you are powerful.  Know being free is your birthright, and did you not come here to suffer.  Our power is in the present moment when we choose actions from love, not fear.  The force that created the stars flows within you now.  There's nothing in this world you cannot do.  
 
As you stand in the power of your sovereignty, not swayed by external forces, you release the anchor of fear, allowing your spirit to soar.  Breathing deeply, instilling peace in your heart, as your body relaxes, knowing you are safe, knowing it is time, knowing you have everything you need right now. ❤️
 
 
Jul. 12, 2021

Life can't always be smooth sailing.  It is inevitable the seas will change.  And when we are faced with a storm, it is normal to feel unsteady. 

In that moment of crisis, that is when we ground ourselves.  That is when we fall into Source's arms.  That is when we come home to our hearts.
 
Not only will you get through this challenge (otherwise it would not exist in your experience), but it will grow and develop you in ways you never thought possible.  
 
Through this, you will evolve into a more grounded, well-rounded person, sharpening your ability and confidence to handle anything that comes your way.
 
In life, we don't hope for an easy life.  We hope for the strength to overcome a difficult one.  And you are stronger than you realize. ❤️