Friday, October 17, 2014

Creation Is Never Static

Creation is never static.  

Progress grows out of motion and you, as a vessel of creation, are designed for progress.
This leads to an understanding that experience is never really duplicated because no subsequent experience can be an exact replica of the one(s) before it. Nothing is completely either/or.  Life is fluid.  You are both introverted and extroverted. You are both masculine and feminine. You are binary, possessing yin and yang.

Far too often we fight this fluid, expansive nature within us by caging our creativity in stale patterning.

Yes, I can honor the legacies of those before me but I do not want to be a carbon copy of them. Yes, I can appreciate my heritage, my country, my alma mater, but I never want to stop forging new terrains of adventure and ideas.

Your creative nature needs permission to venture outside the familiar.  It needs to be stimulated so that you actually experience the energy of nervousness inside your gut before you take to life’s stage to express it.
It is our fear, plain and simple, that keeps us loyal to conformed, static ideals.

Change is natural. Fear of change is not.

George Bernard Shaw said “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Consider these questions.
Where have you suppressed your creativity?
Where have you become reasonable about life?
What will it take to give your ideas the necessary resuscitation to breathe again and see that anything is possible in a cosmic world that knows no limitation?


You are the one in charge.  You have the lock and key in your own hands.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Clarity


Clarity is a spectacular gift that awaits our acceptance. It is much like that needed gasp of air that rushes to the lungs after being weighed down in the waters of dense confusion. Clarity restores us to our true nature. It aims its spotlight on our darkened worldview.
Becoming clear is exactly that, it is becoming conscious that clarity is your natural state.  It is within you now.

How may intrinsic acts of becoming clear benefit you in these situations?

Co-dependence – Clarity births increasing awareness to anyone on a conscious path that you cannot do anyone else’s growth for them.  Getting clear on this forces all of us to turn that misdirected energy back to getting our own house in order rather than acting as the maid for someone else’s messes. Author Cameron C. Taylor wrote,  “If you take away a person’s struggle, you take away their victory. It’s like pulling a caterpillar out of it’s cocoon before it’s time. It will never develop into a butterfly.”

Resilience – Clarity shines light on solution.  It reminds (re-minds) us that there is no situation that exists separate from divine order.  Resilience and rebirth will not be a part of our human experience if we resist or refuse to hug solution rather than hug our troubles.  Motivational writer Marie Forleo succinctly encouraged, "Everything is figureoutable."

The weather will change – Clarity reminds us that change is constant and that we will always be connected to Intelligence. All aspects of worldly form will morph, bend, recede and expand like the weather.  If our consciousness-our worth, is predicated on sunny skies alone, then we will spend great amounts of energy trying to outrun and predict the storms. 19th Century novelist Louise May Alcott shared, “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Affirm – In this moment, I allow the clarity of Infinite Mind to lead me to right action. I let the fog of confusion disperse. I know what to do, how to be and where to go.  My path is clear and I have already succeeded. And so it is.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Let Go The Good Or Bad Label - A Decision Is Simply A Decision


The iconic New Thought minister Raymond Charles Barker, with an apparent provocative intent wrote in The Power of Decision, “Too many of the people, whom this world labels as good, are actually static, frightened people. They lack the courage to do wrong.”

How many of us have entered into the multi-faceted dynamics of life and the accompanying day to day decisions around our persona with a belief that looking good, answering good, behaving good is actually a positive?  If we were to authentically pause and examine our motivations, how much of our decisions are fear based rather than knowing based?  In this regard is caution good?

Another way to consider this approach is to look at life through the lens of Physical Decision Making vs. Spiritual Decision Making.

The physical approach to deciding and creating is the belief that we are going from nothing to something.  The ‘something’ does not exist and thus we must be careful. We must be good - avoid being wrong at all cost in order to have that ‘something’.  The spiritual approach is knowing that the ‘something’ is already here. It is undeniable. I simply make my decisions knowing that whatever direction the effect of my choice produces is simply leading me closer and closer to a greater fullness of my desires
already-fully-formed existence. There are no bad decisions, there are simply decisions that lead to greater clarity, greater alignment, greater embodiment.

A wonderful technique to invite greater knowing is to begin noticing the level at which you second-guess yourself.  What’s behind that hesitation? What might be fueling any doubt? Are you willing to drop the word guess from the equation and entertain the truth that your solution already exists? Whatever the current 'hidden' answer is, choose to affirm that it's apparent absence in no way extinguishes its existence.  Think of a cloudy sky and the fact that it does not extinguish an infinite galaxy beyond its stars. Each decision is proactive, not detractive and you can never, from the spiritual perspective be wrong.

This way we can let go of the hesitation and procrastination that comes with the fear of appearing wrong.  There is no wrong, there is only one refined decision after another after another after another. Any labeled glitch is a cloud.  Clouds are transitory. As I have often said, "Don't let a momentary cloud be your permanent sky."

Affirm: That which I desire is already here.  I welcome the removal of any barriers to my desire and celebrate the already having received joy of its arrival. And so it is!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Keep Showing Up

Training, practice, commitment, accountability…..these are all words that we use regularly to describe our role in consciousness development as we embark upon a higher quality of life.

And I think it accurate to say that we have stretches of time where we seem to excel at the implementation of these words in our lives and other times where our focus becomes fuzzy - our trust in the idea that all things are working together for our good begins to wane.

And if left with only one powerful suggestion to offer anyone who was experiencing that fuzziness and waning what would it be?


I would choose this…..

Keep showing up.  

Whatever atmosphere, group, spiritual practice, ideology or forum that infuses you with glimpses of truth, then keep showing up for that modality.

Marianne Williamson wrote, “In a world where thoughts based on fear prevail, you’re going against the flow to make a true and genuine stand for love. It’s not easy to walk up two flights of stairs when you’re not in physical shape, and it’s not easy to make an unpopular stand for faith and forgiveness when you’re not in spiritual shape.”

Being in spiritual shape is the greatest act of love we could perform for ourselves.

It requires continuing self-examination to remove all the barriers that we have created in Mind against others and ourselves.

There is no need for barriers for there is no ‘us and them.’  There is no need for barriers for there is no reality to being broken or unworthy.

If we keep showing up in arenas of truth, we work the muscle of our mental knowing.

If a recommitment is welcomed in your world, begin looking for the alibis and excuses we create that keep us distanced from being in spiritual shape and if you are willing to love yourself more, begin dropping one alibi at a time.

Keep showing up. Keep showing up. Keep showing up

Monday, August 25, 2014

Shaken To The Core

Shaken to the core
delivers air to the inception of your belief
and allows it the chance to
breathe
and redefine itself.
Everyone's core needs shaking,
their cages rattled,
their complacency injected with stimulants-
equal parts breath and suffocation,
to bring them to the precipice of decision.
Either I choose life or I settle for its lesser model.
Life is the undefinable allness that permeates every living thing.
I am life, not a reasonable facsimile.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Cardinal

There is a cardinal that often visits our backyard. 

These visits are nothing out of the ordinary. Plenty of birds visit the dense tree population of our neighborhood. Yet, the male cardinal, with its striking red coloring stands out in the summer landscape of deep greens and browns and the stark winter pallet of gray. 
Of all there is to see, my eye is immediately directed to him wherever he is perched. There is no denying his presence.
I continue to affirm that my inner vision sees spiritual truth in the same way. This truth teaches and reminds us that all is well, all the time. Regardless of the conditions around me, I long to develop the immediacy of seeing this in whatever landscape of earthly circumstance I view.
Imagine such a developed sense of consciousness!
Imagine having a filter within our mind that lasers past the illusion and sees only wholeness.
No matter what the outer picture of the world may appear to be, we immediately see solution.  
No matter what the information broadcasted, we see the undeniable presence of the Divine. 
No matter what level of darkness befalls us, we see the undeniable flicker of light.
Divine order - the ever constant energy of love is always right in the midst of it all.  Truth is noble and vibrant in its energy  like the coloring and disposition of the cardinal.  

It becomes our spiritual practice to 'see' it always in all ways.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shout It Out

Today, I know that everything that has transpired in my life has brought me to this moment of awareness.

As I become aware of the now - the fact that I am breathing, that there is food in my belly, a roof over my head and clothes on my back, I can see that I have more in my life than a great deal of our world’s population.

I am aware that I am free to think, act and choose regarding my education, my political and sociological beliefs, to worship in what ever way speaks to my brand of spirituality. And more and more I am aware of the freedom to love whom I love without degradation or shame.



I have indoor plumbing, a hot shower, a computer to communicate and people that I can talk with openly and freely about my feelings without being jailed for oppositional opinions.

I am blessed in so many regards.

And everything in my life, what I label as pain and loss or joy and winning, has carried me here on the wings of life’s experience.

It is of no benefit to look back and mourn over what didn’t happen. We simply give thanks for the now.

As we raise our hands and hearts to the sky, we shout, “thank you life, thank you life, thank you life - for everything!”

In the energy of acknowledgement and receptivity, the Universe boomerangs back more of the high quality gifts that are already around us.

Will you shout out your gratitude today?