Complaining digs us deeper into our emotional ruts. Humor, forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude are the 4-wheel drive of the joyful heart.
I am most grateful to my two children, my wife and partner, and this house for standing another year. I’m grateful for second chances. I’m grateful for the time I have with my parents, I am grateful for the technology that keeps me alive daily. While the sun is ours. . .
It is emotions that set up imbalances in our subtle energy body, or auric field. Uncleared, these emotions precipitate into the physical tissues where they express as dis-ease. We have been busy and distracted by extrinsic matters; we have missed another golden opportunity for genuine forgiveness and it’s time to consult our physicians. The residual frequencies of fear, resentment, and anger accumulate in our cells and can no longer go unnoticed and ignored.
Science is wonderful with...
Science is wonderful with what it can measure and quantify but all disease has energetic origins and spiritual implications. Without appreciation of our mental, emotional, and spiritual states of being our time here is spent as little more than biological robots that will soon be in need of repair and replacement.
We would recall, in an instance, where we left the keys to this incredible time machine we think of as Youniverse. Nothing we love is ever lost!
“Caterpillar sheds its skin to find the butterfly within”
A moment of awe punches through years of accumulated guilt, shame, worry, and resentment; that underneath all the layers of sin and fear that make us sick and keep us from directly experiencing the magnificent Now we remain whole, complete, pristine, and the unwavering expressions of divine Love.
Probably chaos. Others have expectations of me so I have objectives today and those have strict schedules, unfortunately.
What I attached an expectation to yesterday happened and what I left free of expectation didn’t happen which lends evidence to the idea that expectation and manifestation are somehow linked; that there is an energy behind expectation which is more than simply the “design stage of our disappointments”
Cherish every moment
even those you regretted
Everything works out
like it’s meant to, if you let it
Or, let it all go
Either way, we live an illusion
of fear and confusion.
We are eternal, if you didn’t know.
We have always been together
and always will.
There’s nothing but love
It’s all that’s real.
Is having my body free of this disgusting disease too much to ask, at this point, or is it enough to heal the life where diabetes has made it presence known? Nine times out of ten, chronic illness points back to a broken relationship and it is exactly that which interrupts my ability to integrate the sweetness of my life.
Keep looking. . . keep looking deeper into being. Shine a light into the dark and forgotten corners of ourselves. Illuminate that which we’d rather not look at, what has become invisible by neglect. Look unflinchingly at the injuries that made us decide to be something else, where we gave away our innocence. Hold these up in front of the light of the dawning sun and everything false will burn away like ashes. When what is left is still broken and persists, acknowledge it. Own it. Make peace...
Keep looking. . . keep looking deeper into being. Shine a light into the dark and forgotten corners of ourselves. Illuminate that which we’d rather not look at, what has become invisible by neglect. Look unflinchingly at the injuries that made us decide to be something else, where we gave away our innocence. Hold these up in front of the light of the dawning sun and everything false will burn away like ashes. When what is left is still broken and persists, acknowledge it. Own it. Make peace with it. Everything we wish to banish from our lives is something, or points to something, we have not yet learned to live in peace with. Everything we destroy is to kill something wild in our own soul.
Here, we have gambled everything, we have risked the entire universe and everything in it simply to stand before the presence and miracle of creation. And we have gambled it all again, everything good, bad, and ugly in the world, to stand in this presence among each other and, in particular, beside our children so that they too can bear witness to the most amazing expression of love ever imagined.
In becoming a whole person I’m as interested in what other people, my reflection, would say are my best and worst traits. That I might integrate the shadow through acknowledgement, understanding and, ultimately, love and acceptance.
Learn and teach. Overcome the boundaries of separation and transcend illusions of “otherness”
Rather than trying to conceal and suppress it, I am connecting more, with forgiveness and gratitude for what it reveals, to my own shadow. We are each the “entire ocean in a single drop of water” so all the traits that we both admire and disdain in others are also within us. If radical self-love is the way of healing our bodies and the world, and love is the very essence of acceptance, how can I heal while rejecting inherent parts of my own being?
When I find myself judging the li...
When I find myself judging the lies, the conceit, malice, greed, lust, laziness, debauchery, capriciousness, and cowardice of others I am more fully open to the fact that these are projections of myself. A man is surrounded by the reflection of his own soul.
My wife’s aunt and her partner are the model of relationship that we aspire to. Although their marriage is unconventional they remain committed to each other, they work diligently toward shared goals, and have built a beautiful life together in their retirement and still manage to play, have fun, and approach life with humor and compassion.
Solve for X: If inspiration is the geometry of creativity then uncertainty is its algebra.
I’m also into that barefoot thing. If you have suggestions on brands and designs of shoes you like, I’m all ears, Malag! Thanks in advance.
I hear this loud and clear, Sister. Many people in my situation will outlive our extremities. I’m rough on my feet. I engage in activities such as hiking and trail running, many barefoot, that make my medical support team cringe. Nothing quite like a hot sitz bath and a thick pair of wool socks.
Nurture a plant. Afterall, we work for them
I’m glad to see that attitudes toward gay and lesbian couples (what I meant by unconventional) are relaxing in general but there are still significant barriers in some families. Life is difficult enough without the people one loves judging them for who they love, as if it’s anyone else’ business
Remember that most of the situations that we feared in the absence of certainty never actually came to happen. Looking back, we realize that the significance or the lesson in even the most anxious periods of our lives weren’t necessarily in being victorious in the face of adversity or putting them right, but was simply to survive them; bearing witness to our own resilience.
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