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Thursday, April 27, 2017

SURRENDER TO WIN

"If you surrender to the wind you can ride it." 
~ Toni Morrison ~

Real surrender exposes us to unlimited options. Not trying to control things let's be what is, and what is is something we can always deal with- not our thoughts about what is, or our manufactured meaning, just the simple space around life's happenings, and the trust that all is as it should be- good, bad, or indifferent, and that whatever happens will support us, or teach us, or break us down to seed so that we can come back and sprout yet again...

I allow for the breaking down process so that I can build up fresh.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

THE NATURE OF TANGLES

"You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind..." 
~ Jim  Rohn ~

Some days, everything just gets jammed up and congestion, rather than flow, is the name of the game. We aim for clarity and end up in tangles. And when this is the way it's going, the only possibility for any kind of satisfying clearance is to acknowledge the tangles and accept that at times like this, all we can do is all we can do.

When life gets messy I let it be messy until the energy opens and shifts into clarity yet again. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LETTING THE FUTURE UNFOLD

"He who seeks to know the future is out of harmony with the present." 
~ James Lendall Basford ~

Looking forward generates all kinds of possibilities for the way things could be, and we create images in the mind that please our sensibilities. And then, when reality takes over, or plans change, we have to adjust our inner pictures to accommodate the loss of our pleasing ideas. And sometimes this transition is easy, and sometimes it takes everything we've got.

I let go of all attachment regarding the unformed future, and grieve the loss of my celebrated and hoped-for ideas.

Monday, April 24, 2017

THE TALKING CURE

"Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud." 
~ Herman Hesse ~

Truncated communication strangles possibility and traps us inside our heads with questions and misconceptions, when, with a bit of honest sharing, we could so easily be... free.

No matter the conflict, I trust in the healing power of communication.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

OWNING OUR PART

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
~ Herman Melville ~

When things seem to go awry, it's instinctual for some of us to double back and re-trace our steps. What did we do, or fail to do, that contributed to the outcome that we got? The other option is to blame others and take no responsibility, but that's not the evolved way. We always have some kind of part in what happens, and acknowledging that is important, though it doesn't necessarily change the dynamic. Some things, for reasons beyond our understanding or control, are simply not meant to be.

I am sorry for my part in messy situations, and do my best to live right and in the light. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BEING WHOLE

"Namaste." 
~ Sanskrit Greeting ~

We are whole- not broken and not incomplete.
And we are unlimited- not doomed, oppressed, or irretrievably stuck.
In each and every moment we are the possibility of freedom, 
the channel of divinity, 
and the opportunity for pure love.

I am deeper than the surface and wise beyond my years.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

100% POTENTIAL

"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom." 
~ Simone de Beauvoir ~

Once upon a time, many moons ago, I was excluded from a party of my peers for being too much of a "goody-goody," and at the time, the judgment cut like a knife. I went on to prove them all wrong, and became rather a bad-ass, but that didn't capture me either- not fully. The real truth is so much simpler than any of that. The real truth is that I am bigger than any label, and freer than any kind of trapping judgment, and the real truth is that we all are.

I am pure energy, responsive to the experience of life.