Have you heard the saying, “Nobody gets out of here alive.”? As far as I can tell, that’s the truth. It’s the door at the end of every hallway, the final step of the dance; Death takes a bow right before every curtain comes down.
I “died” once. I recall watching in slow motion as my car sped towards the freeway wall and then…. I floated, like a feather in the breeze. I felt relief, like I’d just removed a shoe that was too tight, and I drifted, as though a gentle current held me lightly in its buoyant caress. I saw millions of lights, like fireflies, dancing on what seemed like a night sky. The voices sang a harmony that made one Voice, and the Voice soothed and comforted and reassured. I abided in peace and bliss for a timeless moment (or just under one minute if you count the seconds when the medics couldn’t find any vital signs). Continue reading “When I Died – A Story of Awakening”
Everything I see is a reflection of me.
Everything I notice shows me who I am.
Everything in me projects out and reflects back in the world around me.
This I read and hear in spirtual, philosophical, and pyschological ideolgies. This I believe and accept in the abstract.
When I attempt to make it more concrete.. When I say that person who I find irritating or frustrating is not the source of my feelings, they are just the screen where I project my feelings. When I say if the economic downturn has impact on me in my Life, then I am seeing the ways I disempower myself and others to thrive. When I say this joy I feel when I play with my filly or snuggle with my Honey is me opening me to the vast wellspring of WellBeing that abides within. …then I am awed beyond comprehension by how connected everything is and made humble as well.
Because if everything I see and feel and experience is in me and part of me, then my choices – all of them – are important. Continue reading “I Walk the Line – of Ho’oponopono”
It’s all happening at the zoo. That’s what Simon and Garfunkel sang. Those were the words anyway. It seems to me, though, that where it’s all happening is in the mind.
Lately, I’ve pondered the qualities of a Satisfied Mind – how does it think differently than a mind that is dissatisfied? I came to this conclusion: A dissatisfied mind struggles. A satsified mind flows.
A Satisfied Mind sharing the same experience with a dissatisfied mind will find more humor and reason to enjoy whatever the circumstance is. A dissatisfied mind will find reasons to want the experience to be different.
At first glance, it may seem that a Satisfied Mind is always preferable to a dissatisfied mind.. that it is always better to relax and let whatever is happening be as much fun as possible. I always thought so..
Continue reading “A Satisfied Mind – In the Flow of Law of Attraction”
Back in the days of my Life as a Streetkid, when I had no money and no place to stay, I hitch-hiked. Someone always fed me. Someone always provided shelter. There was no money in my pocket; still I was my own person making my own decisions, and I felt free. Freedom is a type of wealth.
In the more recent past, I’ve been blessed with ample resources to travel and live with horses and enjoy a very comfortable home and relax into a long-standing, stable relationship. All of my childhood wishes come true. Living my happily ever after. Having lots of dreams is a type of wealth.
A while back, we sat at the Grand Canyon and, as I absorbed the immensity of it, I said, “This is big enough to hold my feelings.” It’s true. I’ve always been a person of many feelings, felt deeply. I swim the deeper currents of emotion, and that is a type of wealth, too.
There are different points in my Life where one or the other of these types of resource is more or less important to me. Continue reading “Defining Wealth – Law of Attraction in Action”
When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand the meaning of relativity no matter how it was explained. Relatives were people associated by birth. That’s what I understood. And when someone would clarify for me that relativity was all ‘relational’, I’d say, “Right. Relatives are relationship.” My mind couldn’t make its way out of the literal to grasp an abstract that used the same syllables.
Similarly, I get lost in the definition of love. It’s a word with alot of street cred. Many of us will do ALOT for love, but what does that mean? When my parents said they loved me, they meant they cared and it mattered to them what choices I made. As long as I made the right choices, I got their approval. With my parents love and approval went together. Continue reading “Love – It’s All Law of Attraction”
There is an Hawai’ian practice called Ho’oponopono. Its premise is absolute 100% personal responsibility. If I observe it, I am responsible for it. If I experience it, I am responsible for it. If you are upset with me, I am responsible for it. If I feel love for you, I am responsible for it. If I am upset by something someone does – whether to me or another – I am responsible for it. Absolute responsibility. In the purest form of Ho’oponopono, the only relationship that is real is the relationship with Self, and the only solution is to dissolve the resistant thoughts and feelings that inhibit love.
As well, there is a current idea based on mathematical probabilities that the slightest action by anyone impacts everything. A butterfly fluttering in one area of the world creates winds in another. An act of violence in Africa impacts the quality of relationships in China. A gesture of kindness ripples through the stratus and touches many more souls than the person being helped. And every action everywhere is influencing something somewhere. Continue reading “In the Midst of a Ripple – Ho’oponopono and The Wings of a Butterfly”
…or something like that.
Did you ever watch Fraggle Rock? …a half hour puppet show in the 70’s that had several brands of Beings. Amongst them, were Doosiers who lived to build and tear down and move the pieces to build again somewhere new and Fraggles who lived to dream and play all day (and eat the structures Doosiers build).
Both of them were quite happy being who they were, and neither could imagine for a moment having fun as the other. Fraggles felt constricted and constrained by the Doosier consistency and focus. Doosiers were dismayed and anxious to think of a whole day going by with no progress or production.
I watched and laughed and wondered: Which am I? And what if I am a little of both? Continue reading “The World Needs Dreamers That Do – Law of Attraction in Action”
Our bodies are sanctuaries for the Divine. I read that yesterday, and it stopped my mind in its tracks.
That’s a good thing.
I’ve tended to think of my body and other peoples’ bodies, as I believe most of us do, in terms of function and size and shape; measuring always how it could do better, look better, feel better. For most of my Life experience, how I measured myself to this criteria determined my sense of esteem and confidence on this playground called Earth.
My body is a sanctuary for the Divine. Continue reading “Sanctuary for the Divine – Physical Well-being Re-defiined”
In December 1983, I was in a high speed/head on automobile collision that changed my Life to such an extent that I didn’t know what or how or who I would be after I recovered; people who knew me before the accident thought I must be a Walk-In (a popular concept back then). As I healed from the head injury and came to terms with type 1 Diabetes that emerged as a result of the accident… as I floated in the space between what was and what was becoming, I wrote this poem:
When the bottom dropped out,
I was scared.
For did these feet grow wings. Continue reading “Living On The Brink of Perpetual Awakening”