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Monday, July 16, 2018

Every fear hides a wish.....

When you have to look for peace then you are as good as lost.



 It's the small things that matter the most...









If your answer is 'NO'
Why not?

Do something about it..
 It wasn’t “beautiful.” It was messy, tough, and painful but what a great start to a strong foundation 







I would think you should look at both.









NO one is getting out of here alive....

ps/smoh

love light and peace

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Unity begins with compassion.....

I sense that the old spirituality is crumbling, 
the sad patriarchal spirituality that suppressed the feminine, 
shamed the body and its sensitivity and its sexuality and deep
feeling. 
Something new is emerging. 
Or rather, some timeless truth is being rediscovered now. 
We are perfectly divine in our imperfect humanity. 
Enlightenment does not eradicate our weirdness, our humour, our vulnerability, it only makes it all holy.
Let the shaming of our human longings, needs, physicality and sensuality end! 
Let spirituality be nothing less than a celebration of the wholeness in our utter brokenness. 
Let us play with the paradoxes! 
Let our fragility be our power! 
Let the dogmas collapse under their own weight. 
Let the moment be the teacher. 
Let the guru be the birdsong, the morning traffic, the touch of a friend, the tingling in the belly. 
The dawn and the sunrise. 
The ocean and the light. 
Life, life, life.
Let the holy books dissolve into a fresh new moment. 
Let us bow to the ordinary, prostrate ourselves before it.
There are no experts, here in the heart.
I give to you, a new world.


ps/smoh

love light and peace




We die inside when we silence our rightful expressive inheritance. 
We die inside when we let fear of judgment obscure our knowing. 
We die inside when we shame and bypass our feelings. 
We die inside when we choose a path that isn’t ours to walk. 
We die inside when we forget our magnificence, encoded within us from the beginning. 
I am so tired of the little deaths of self-diminishment. 
Better to live true.


Keep trying to express yourself and protect the you that you are. We have to be allowed to express our souls.  
Stop blaming others for silencing you and denying your feelings. Take responsibility for speaking your truth and walking your path. 
It is not easy but it is possible when you commit yourself to live an authentic
life. 
It requires great courage; you have to emerge from being held down. 

We don't do any good diminishing ourselves for any reason. We do feel diminished when we reluctantly relinquish our authenticity for any reason and it is always felt deep within our soul when that occurs. 

Remembrance of our Divinity leaves us humble, yet whole.

Growing is all about leaps into the seeming unknown. Before you can find your way home, you must linger in the next place of not knowing. 
Stay here until the next step organically arises. Sit until the questions that need to be lived to show themselves. 
By surrendering to the unknown, you create the space for a deeper knowledge to emerge. Befriend your confusion. 
Don't be fooled by its chaotic appearance ~ this is good confusion. It's a sign that your soul is in transition. 
Welcome it as a friend that has come from far away to bring you home. 
Be open to it. 
Keep it close.

Namaste
ps/smoh


Sunday, June 17, 2018

There is a VAST difference between 'judging' and exercising judgment with understanding and that of being 'judgmental'. Many folk conflate the two.

Don’t judge! Oh goodness, we are judging all the time. 

And thank God for that- it keeps us from walking down the wrong paths, making unhealthy decisions, destroying our lives. 
Even those who criticize judgment are judging. It's fundamental to the human experience. Perhaps the real question is not IF we are judging or discerning if you prefer, but WHY we are judging? 
Is it benevolently or malevolently intended? 
Are we judging in a forward-moving effort to distinguish unhealthy from healthy, or are we judging as a reflection of an unresolved superiority complex? 
Are we judging because we have a need to call out the madness of the world, or as a direct reflection of it? 
Where are we coming FROM?


I feel startled and infuriated by those who call people who suicide "cowards". It is the heights of arrogance and insensitivity to imagine ourselves judges over a person's decision to stay or to go. 
Only the individual knows what trauma they are carrying, what pain they have known, and what darkness blankets their inner world, what courage it has taken to even stay this long. 
Only the individual soul knows what path it is here to walk and when its time has come. If you are lucky enough to have never considered suicide in this challenging world, then get down on your knees and thank your lucky stars. 

Really, get down and kiss the ground and give thanks. But do not judge those who have made a different choice. 
But for the grace of God there go you...

If someone dies from heart disease, we don't blame them and call them cowards. "They should have exercised more.""They should have eaten better."
If someone dies from skin cancer, we don't blame them and call them cowards. "They should have worn sunscreen.""They should have gone to the dermatologist."
If someone dies from depression, we blame them and call them cowards. "They should have picked themselves up and gotten over it" "They should have stopped being so selfish."

We have a long, long road towards ending the stigma of "mental" illness. Until we see all illness as an illness, without qualifiers or distinctions like this is physical and this is mental, then there won't be insurance, funding, compassion, empathy, or an end to the crisis of severe depression.

We lose so many people every day to an unresolved pain that overwhelms their consciousness. More than 800,000 people suicide each year worldwide and around one person every 40 seconds. Few are well-known. 
Most live anonymous lives. 
We must prioritize authentic revealing and emotional release in our world. We must slow down to see each other deeply and to share our inner worlds so that no one feels alone with their pain. 
We must find a way to bring our compassion to bare with others. 
There are so many of us here, yet so many suffer in isolation. We have to keep peeling the masks away. We have to keep sharing our truths. We have to. 
Our survival depends on it.




love light and peace

ps/smoh


Thursday, June 7, 2018

If you want to change your thinking, heal your heart...



"To arrive at this place in my life, I had to overcome so very much. I had to overcome crippling abandonment issues, internalized shame, and self-doubt. I had to punch my way through endless challenges as I worked to become the person I am and to surrender to writing as a path. 
I had to fight for my right to the light, time and time again, for more than 5 decades.

If there is one thing that distinguishes those who are able to move on from crazy families, from those who remain dysfunctionally trapped within them, it is that the former were able to disidentify with where they came from and seek their identity elsewhere. At some point, they made the courageous, bold decision that they were not them and that they had to look elsewhere for direction and family. This is often a very difficult thing to do because crazy families don’t usually give us the love that grows us capable of taking flight, but it is the only possibility if you wish to break the cycle. Someone has to step out and craft a new path home. Some realities are worth running from…

We all want to manifest our callings, but timing is everything. I learned this the hard way. I always knew I would write, but I didn’t understand that I needed to build the foundation first.
 So, I sat down to write, time and again, and I couldn’t quite find it. I knew there was a writer living in there somewhere, but I couldn’t find her. I needed a little more time, a little more suffering, a lot more lessons. I hadn’t lived enough to manifest her.
In this driven world, we are often pushed too early. We are shamed for our uncertainty, insulted for our confusion, called lazy and selfish. But some callings need time to be cultivated. Some gifts cannot be opened too quickly. We have to craft them first, over time, in the fires of lived experience.
If you have a calling living inside of you, don’t rush to manifest it. Trust your own instincts as to the steps you need to take. Build the inner foundation you will need to see it through. Better to offer this ailing world one remarkable thing, than a hundred fragments of possibility.
We need what you have to offer desperately.
We must not give up. It takes so much time to heal because we are not just healing our own wounds we are healing the world’s wounds, too. We think we are alone with our ‘stuff’, but we aren’t. With every clearing of our emotional debris, with every foray into a healthier way of being, with every excavation and release of old material, we heal the collective heart. So many of our familial and karmic ancestors had little opportunity to heal their pains. When we heal, their spirits breathe a sigh of relief. We heal them backwards while healing ourselves forward.
We heal in unison.
When people ask me how and why I did it, I only have one answer- Soul. Not ego, not masochism, not the need to be acknowledged but, instead, the deep need to fully excavate and actualize my soul’s voice- my reasons for being, my entelechy, what James Hillman called the ‘innate image’. It was like a desperate longing to be who I was called to become in this lifetime. And as difficult as it was to find and live that voice, it was easier than the uncomfortable alternative. It was easier than living a lie.
Wherever you are at on your journey through time, be assured that there is a soul path somewhere at the heart of it. And, as difficult as it may be to see it, as overwhelming as it may seem to embody it, it is well worth the effort. Once you catch a glimpse of it, it will beckon you home, like a fire of divine possibility with your name on it. And that fire… will not only show you the direction to walk, it will fuel you as you overcome the obstacles in the way. It will warm and inspire your every step.
When you walk through the gateway of your sacred purpose, you walk into yourself. Blessing buffered from the madness of the world, your purpose filters out those relationships and energies that undermine your expansion. Infused with vitality and a clarified focus, new pathways of possibility appear where before there were obstacles. Life still has its challenges, but you interface with them differently, coated in an authenticity of purpose that sees through the veils to what really matters."
Don’t lose the faith, wherever you are on the path.
Keep going…



Sometimes we forget how far we have travelled while we are looking ahead to the next steps. Good to lie down and remember what it took to get this far, all those karmic hoops we had to jump through, all those overcomings. Good to stroke our face with love and to remind ourselves how much courage it took and who we would have become if we hadn’t braved the journey. Good to say ‘thank you’ to the inner spirit that walks within and beside us, whispering sweet somethings in our inner ear, reminding us that we are simply and utterly worth fighting for. We ARE simply
and utterly worth fighting for.


Growing is all about leaps into the seeming unknown...



Presence is a whole being experience..


ps/smoh
love light and peace


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.

Bowing deeply in gratitude.....for having been taught to think before speaking my feelings. 
Always maintain your sense of wonder
My spirit is unique and beautiful.
Give yourself the room to breathe so that you can feel its gorgeous light showing you, and the world, your true and authentic self.


On a journey of self-discovery that is so far more about the journey than the discovery. Grateful for all the abundance in my life.

ps/smoh
love light and peace

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

THE SHADOWS AND THE LIGHT



Wanting to live, and wanting to die.
Wanting to break free, and wanting to hide.
Wanting to connect, and wanting to be alone.

Wanting to want,
and wanting to be free from want.

You hold ALL of these things
in your vast and beautiful heart.

Never turn away from any part.
Yet never let any part be your master.

Be free and wild like the trees in the forest:

Reach out for the light, yes,
but love your shadows too.





ps/smoh

love light and peace