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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Resolutions?????

I don't believe in resolutions because I don't think there should be a specific time for resolutions, because perfection does not seek resolve; it seeks to be embraced and put on a high pedestal for the entire world to admire!
I do not need to work on myself; I only need to accept what is great and exemplify it.

One can make resolutions any time, anywhere. As the year draws to a close, one should reflect - the good things, the bad things and the ugly things.

What's more meaningful is the lessons learned and insights gained. The exuberance that never escaped you in life, the positiveness, the compassion, the humaneness, the ability to stand up and continue the journey.... 

Being Awaken doesn't just mean you know the principles - it means living them. It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey, with trust, guidance, love and courage this can be done.

Take chances, take a lot of them no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. 
Your mistakes make you who you are. 
You learn and grow with choices you made. 
Everything is worth it, say how you feel always. 
Be you and be OK with it. 
Everything is perfect, nothing is missing.

Somehow life has toughened us up, how strange all things will pass and that when we viewed things from higher perspective, the further steps we take from the issue, the smaller the issue will be.

Instead of going over all the things about myself I'd like to change or make better, I am trying to focus on what I learned from 2012. Everyone must have learned at least a thing or two. 
And with every lesson there’s a revelation and revelations make us better, more in-tune and ultimately a finer human being.

May your coming year be filled with magic, dream and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you are wonderful and don’t forget to make some ART. Live as only you can and somehow I hope you will surprise yourself.

Activate the truth of which you are, my favourite Principle of Awakening - Work on you! When life is happening to you, you become a victim of circumstances, your health and well-being suffers as a result of you not putting yourself forward. 
It is then time to work on you.  

There is no outside force that can convince us of our value, being extraordinary is an inside job. Let the truth and the light is our guide.

No one is the keeper of your emotion; everyone is the creator of their own experience. May you be open to each thread that comes into your life.

ps/smoh


Sunday, December 30, 2012

As I Walked Out One Evening by W.H. Auden

As I walked out one evening,
Walking down Bristol Street,
The crowds upon the pavement
Were fields of harvest wheat.

And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
'Love has no ending.

'I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,

'I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.

'The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world.'

But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
'O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time.

'In the burrows of the Nightmare
Where Justice naked is,
Time watches from the shadow
And coughs when you would kiss.

'In headaches and in worry
Vaguely life leaks away,
And Time will have his fancy
To-morrow or to-day.

'Into many a green valley
Drifts the appalling snow;
Time breaks the threaded dances
And the diver's brilliant bow.

'O plunge your hands in water,
Plunge them in up to the wrist;
Stare, stare in the basin
And wonder what you've missed.

'The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
The desert sighs in the bed,
And the crack in the tea-cup opens
A lane to the land of the dead.

'Where the beggars raffle the banknotes
And the Giant is enchanting to Jack,
And the Lily-white Boy is a Roarer,
And Jill goes down on her back.

'O look, look in the mirror,
O look in your distress:
Life remains a blessing
Although you cannot bless.

'O stand, stand at the window
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbour
With your crooked heart.'

It was late, late in the evening,
The lovers they were gone;
The clocks had ceased their chiming,
And the deep river ran on.


note: Totally unfamiliar with Auden, but I think now I'd like to make his acquaintance.  Both enchanting and frightening!



Saturday, December 29, 2012




I wish you grand, giant, elephant size blessings to brighten up your day and bring you big surprises. 

It's a good week to start visualizing things for New Year. Enjoy this beautiful photo to spark your imagination; it speaks of Peace and Serenity.

Believe in the goodness of all being, it's the Spirit that uplifts our inner child no matter our beliefs. We ask YOU to help us align with the planets and embark on a new era of higher awakening.

Help us walk away from our darkness and into our light.
Help us move away from shadow and toward our exquisite divine nature.
Help us nurture the seeds of love from which we are made and grow them in the world and so I commit.

This is necessary in order to touch upon the strength, wisdom, and courage to do our best in actively contributing to the healing of our planet.

May the love and light we bring to the planet today assist in relieving the pain and darkness of those whose hearts are shattered, if even for only one breath.

We all so need each other’s full support and commitment if we hope to make the changes we all long for. 

We can make a difference and are doing so now.

I send you all my love, deep appreciation, and endless gratitude from one of the most incredible places on earth.

So it is.

ps/smoh


Friday, December 28, 2012

With every breath, inhaling blessing, exhaling gratitude...


Let gratitude overwhelm our senses today. 

Let it fill every fibre of our being with appreciation and adoration for our loved ones. 

Let it remind us of our blessings and connection with the Divine Energy. 

Let's also appreciate and see favour in all people.

In life, the path of least resistance is always silence. 

If you don’t express your feelings and thoughts to others, you don’t have to deal with their reactions to it.

You don’t have to feel vulnerable. 

You don’t risk rejection. 

But I’ll tell you what: the path of least resistance leads exactly where the ride leads to...
Nowhere.

Let's demand a new level of enthusiasm in our lives. 

Let's choose to engage the world, the moment, and the people around us with a bolder, buoyant energy.

Let's light the world.

So it is.

ps/smoh

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Let's work together to transform it!


Just like every day, this day means something if you give it meaning through love, attention, and gratitude.

Live from the virtues, the values that make you an extraordinary person, that make you a very happy contributing person and that make you a GREAT person.

Contribution is a great prerequisite for happiness.
   
And beside from your knowledge base and your capacity, your energy is really infectious and that's a beautiful thing.

Live from there—that's your place.

Limiting beliefs aren't holding you back, limited vision is. 

Amplifying what is great within you will accelerate your life faster than fixing what you *think* limits you. 

People who succeed at the levels at which they choose—they're integrating the engaging, exciting and positive things about their life, and they do it AS A PRACTICE.

Our words are a challenge, you willing to entertain it?

When you are, you are closer to attaining it! So entertain good words! Entertain and state matter of fact that you agree!

Your mind is powerful enough to create circumstances that will assist you in truly living it out! It's the LAW!

ps/smoh



Tuesday, December 25, 2012



Not necessarily.
"It takes one to know one" is what they are getting at, and just because you recognize a part of yourself in someone else, it doesn't mean that you behave in the same ways because of it.
For example, if I call the leaders in the GOP fascists because they are consistently attempting to enact legislature which would restrict our freedoms as citizens, it in no way means that I, too, am a fascist.
It simply means that I recognize and understand what FASCISM means to me and the ways in which I would prefer to behave in regards to the concept itself.
It simply allows me to BECOME MORE AWARE of what fascism is and means, and how I INTEND to respond to it.
When you hear a song you don't like, you still LEARN something: you learn that which you would prefer to avoid in the future.
Judgement, ultimately, is a survival trait, and a valuable one at that.
This is precisely why authority figures would prefer it you didn't employ it too often...we are easier to control when we are unaware.

What say you???

Monday, December 24, 2012

Receptive heart...


Intrinsic to enrealment is a deep honouring of the vulnerable, receptive heart. 

Many of the traditional enlightenment models have been reflections of a paternalistic landscape, one where emotional armour was necessary to maintain its warrior function. 

Through the eyes of the lone-wolf warrior, expanded consciousness was a disembodied head trip, a lone wolf warrior clamouring for a taste of God in meditative repose while the women were tending to the allegedly mundane world of feeling. 

What was missing from this lens was the bountiful wisdom of the divine feminine- relationship as path, heart as portal to the God-self, the emotional body as the breeding ground for the soul’s emergence. 

As our world moves away from survivalism as its orienting principle, the awakening man will one day feel safe enough to lay down his arms, and recognize that an enheartened path is fundamental to a clarified consciousness. 

That which is real is real because it is felt, and not simply witnessed, watched, analysed.

ps/smoh


Embracing the New Year


May we enter the New Year with a hunger for true-path, a yearning for sacred purpose, and an insistence on living authentically no matter what the seeming price? 

In the heart of the madness is a quiet thread of knowing, a sacred blueprint that reflects the who we really are. 

We are no accidents- we are here for a reason, imprinted with divine possibility, soul-scriptures on every inner shelf. 

May we find the faith and the courage we need to uncover our true path and to walk it.




Sunday, December 23, 2012

TIME FOR A HOLIDAY?

The recognition that your career, 
your marriage, 
your children, 
your wealth, 
your titles, 
your fame, 
your achievements, 
your wealth of knowledge, 
your savings, 
your possessions, 
won't make you happy or bring you the peace and rest you truly long for. 
It can be the beginning of great despair and depression, and disillusionment with the promises of the world, and can lead to a life of burying your head in the sand and dreaming of a better life, waiting for your next 'holiday'. 

Life ceases to be holy, and we live a life of comfortable numbness. But at least we are 'normal' and 'fit in'.

Or, if faced head-on, and not turned away from, this disillusionment can actually be an invitation to that great liberation that is the discovery of a deeper, ever-present happiness, not dependent upon people, substances, objects, or life circumstances 'going your way', or time itself.

Breakdown can always point to the break-through of a deeper truth, since only that which is false in you can break down. Truth cannot break. Some call this recognition 'waking up', some call it 'self-realisation'. I call it natural sanity.

Remembering who you really are stops you living in suspense, longing for your next holiday, tired of life and waiting for retirement, and makes every day a holiday - a holy day.
Which it always was, of course.


"There is no choice where every end is sure. Perhaps you would prefer to try them all before you really learn they are but one. The roads this world can offer seem to be quite large in number, but the time must come when everyone begins to see how like they are to one another. Men have died on seeing this because they saw no way except the pathways offered by the world. And learning they led nowhere, lost their hope. And yet this was the time they could have learned their greatest lesson. All must reach this point and go beyond it.

It is true indeed there is no choice at all within the world. But this is not the lesson in itself. The lesson has a purpose, and in this you come to understand what it is for.

Why would you seek to try another road, another person or another place, when you have learned the way the lesson starts, but do not yet perceive what it is for? Its purpose is the answer to the search that all must undertake who still believe there is another answer to be found.

Learn now, without despair, there is no hope of answer in the world. But do not judge the lesson which is but begun with this. Seek not another signpost in the world which seems to point to still another road. No longer look for hope where there is none. Make fast your learning now, and understand you but waste time unless you go beyond what you have learned to what is yet to learn. For from this lowest point will learning lead to heights of happiness in which you see the purpose of the lesson shining clear, and perfectly within your learning grasp."

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The wind has changed, what was hidden is shown, all treasures now may be seen, shine on!



We made it through because we are needed here. 
We are each here to uncover and honour profound reasons for being. 
We are each here as part of the sacred dance, stepping on each other’s toes and turning each other toward God, one clumsy step after another. 

Although the ultimate romance is with your own soul, it is our experiences together that give birth to the essential lessons. 
Every sacred purpose is a buried treasure, essential to the advancement of the collective soul. If we get off the dance floor, we postpone others’ lessons too.

How small we sometimes imagine ourselves, how quickly we hide our light under a bushel of shame. Yet beyond the echo of our egoic distortions lives a bounty of wonder. 

We are each so brilliant, so gifted, libraries of unlimited possibility, soul-scriptures waiting for us on every inner shelf. 
Our sacred purpose may be hidden from view, it may be covered in dust, but its’ still in there, sparkling with infinite possibility. 

We may have to work hard to bring it to light (divine perspiration!), but we must never lose faith in our brilliance, no matter what the world sends our way. 

When you are ready, look inside and your magnificence will rise to the surface on the wings of the inner dove. I tell you, it’s that close…

When I ask what my Divine Purpose is I get the answer at multiple levels "Be". 

Simply "be". 

It is not meant for us all to have world-changing gifts of word or song, colour or the creative...for some it is to "be the change" because, in some way, inspiring people, "ordinary people" to be all they were meant to be within their own lives needs someone to light the way...too

ps/smoh

Friday, December 21, 2012

If ALL fails, but LOVE....


Love can take everything into itself and remain complete – 
it can take in heartbreak, 
pain, 
fear, 
anger, 
sadness and 
total devastation.

It can be crucified over and over again, and still remain whole. It knows no opposite, no enemy, no other. 

Only itself. 
Eternally, timelessly, Now.

 Love is all that's left when all else has fallen away. 

It's not a feeling, not a state, not a passing experience. 

It is the ground of all things, the open space that holds all forms as they arise and pass. 

It has no opposite - it holds all apparent opposites, allows them all to be. 

You can't say what it is - you can't say what it is not. 

In the end, you can't say anything. 

And yet all words are held here too...

ps/smoh


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dear Body,


I apologize for looking for my spiritual life independent from you, as though God is a disembodied construct and not a felt experience. 

Like a good little head-tripper, I wanted to think God, rather than to feel God. 

And so I looked for God on the sky ways of detachment, mistaking self-avoidance for enlightenment itself. 

I went down this path for some time, seemingly calm on the outside, but a bubbling cauldron of unresolved feelings in the deep within. 

In truth, the closest I ever came to an inclusive consciousness were in those moments when I surrendered to you completely, blemishes and all. 

It is no accident that we are here in physical form - God is IN the people. 

I apologize for looking for God outside the temple walls. 

Live a life of complete passionate awareness, making love to my environment, experiencing every feeling, sensation and blessed emotion. 

Surrendering my body to the cool grass on a warm summer day, or holding a delicate flower in my hands while filling my eyes with its beauty as I inhale sweet fragrant gifts. 

Or giving my feet permission to play with the earth as I attentively listen with delight to wind songs gently caressing the leaves of stately elms that vibrate in resonant harmony. 

As I savour all the wonderful flavours of nature’s bounty, it is with reverent appreciation and deepest gratitude that I give thanks to the divine for the gifts of sensual abundance. 

My body is a temple and god/ess resides in me.

ps/smoh

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DEATH....

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Tecumseh

How do you live your life so the fear of death can never enter your heart? 

The answer is to live your life to the fullest, leaving nothing undone. You must live your life full throttle. Live with gusto. 

Be adventurous and experience what life has to offer. Really experience life and at the same time, do it all with a sense of honor and character.

If you aren’t living according to your code of honor, then you will sense that you are not living life as you should. This is when the fear of death starts to enter your heart. 

When you know that you aren’t living according to the standards that you have set for yourself, you know that you aren’t prepared to meet death.

The warrior who knows that s/he has lived up to her code of honour and has done the very best that s/he could do, has few regrets and little fear of death. S/He knows that his affairs are in order; spiritually, mentally, and physically. 

S/He has lived life as it should be lived. Knowing that s/he has done her/his best in every endeavour, the warrior has no regrets and therefore is satisfied with her/his life.

This doesn’t mean that s/he welcomes death, but only that s/he is as prepared for death as possible.

ps/smoh

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Always have and always will be....


Love can take everything into itself and remain complete – it can take in heartbreak, pain, fear, anger, sadness, total devastation. 
It can be crucified over and over again, and still remain whole. It knows no opposite, no enemy, no other. Only itself. 
Eternally, timelessly, Now.

There is no feeling like re-connecting with a soul you have known since time immemorial. Not only does it bridge you to each other, but it grounds you in your own karmic legacy. 

Suddenly all the worries of the days are not as pointed as the warm blanket of lineage holds you safe and reminds you that life truly does go on. 
There is this moment, and there are the billions of moments that comprise a soul’s journey. One way or the other, you are likely to be back for another kick at the karmic can. 
This comforts me *__*

So many live their lives feeling unloved, unseen, unrecognized, unappreciated. So very many. 

You may not know who they are because we are all conditioned to hide our truth below a bushel of shame. But they are everywhere. 
When you make an effort to share your love, you don’t always know where it will land. But be sure that it does.

Sometimes it lights a torch for others to follow. 
Sometimes it gives them reason to believe that there is a better life waiting for them after a lifetime of disappointment. 
Sometimes it builds spirits and sometimes it actually saves lives. 

We just have to keep giving the love wherever and whenever we can. You just never know how far it will travel..

Love is all that's left when all else has fallen away. 
It's not a feeling, not a state, not a passing experience. 
It is the ground of all things, the open space that holds all forms as they arise and pass. 
It has no opposite - it holds all apparent opposites, allows them all to be. 

You can't say what it is - you can't say what it is not. In the end, you can't say anything. And yet all words are held here too...


ps/smoh




Monday, December 17, 2012

On the way HOME...

People often talk about living in the moment, but it is my experience that we do not live in the moment if we are not living in truth. 

TRUTH IS THE GATEWAY TO THE MOMENT. 

It doesn’t matter how much we achieve, or how many things we master, if it is not our true-path. The moment we lie, we leave the moment. 
The work we do to separate false-path from true-path is not just spiritually beneficial, it is our best and only hope. 

As it turns out, life actually isn't a dress rehearsal. It's an undress rehearsal. 

We come down here time and time again to practice shedding our ego armour until we can step on the stage of eternity, naked and exposed before God, as God. Exit, cloud left. 

Closing the heart is a self-fulfilling prophecy. When we close it, we attract more reasons to keep it closed. 

Opening the heart is a soul-fulfilling prophecy. When we open it, we attract blessings. Finally blessings have a way in, and a way out to touch others. Open-bless-a-me! 

 The body is far more than just a vessel for the soul. It is the field where the soul's lessons are harvested. It is the breeding ground for the soul's emergence. 
Repressed emotions are unactualized spiritual lessons. 

In order to grow forward, we must bring our suffering through our emotional body until the soul's lessons are birthed. We must cell our soul. God is an equal opportunity transformer. 

Everyone has access, everyone stands a chance. So long as we are willing to do the work necessary to clear the obstructions and clarify our inner channel, the universe will bring us boundless opportunities to transform our soul. 

We have to try to close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it ought to be. 

This is the work of all spiritual warriors- to clear the path of debris, to infuse the path with so much light that others can find their way home.

I had always believed that sensitivity is impossible to hold to in a harsh world. Yet in this moment, I feel sensitive, but without the fragility. 
I am still wearing armour but there is a shift in the direction of my intensity. I can linger in the heart-space a little longer than I once could, I am softening in places.
After so many lifetimes with weapon in hand, a tenderling warrior is being birthed in the core of my being. She is confused, but she intuitively knows that this is the way home.

Please don’t give up on me, forgive us our misdeeds, or, at the least, be open to the possibility that we will change as the trail expands to meet our shifting intentionality. 
The day will come when our warrior spirit loses its harsh edge, and comes into alignment with benevolent action. 

Some of us are already there, and many more of us will follow. The road to transformation is dependent on a bridge between genders, a benevolent bridge that celebrates our differences with respect and kindness. 

That work must begin with healing the rifts along the gender continuum, working hard to heal the collective heart until one day we can stand on a bridge across forever, hands held together, hearts open and alight, embracing the sacred masculine and divine feminine living at the heart of us all. 

I will meet you there. 

I am grateful for father, for no one saw my tenderness more clearly. 
I am grateful for Mother, for choosing to bring me into being and for nourishing my body until I could find my feet. 
I am grateful for Mother Earth, for grounding my expansion and enlivening my spirit. 
I am grateful for the Divine Mother, the real Mother of us all. I now feel her divine presence, so close. Fiercely compassionate, she was always right here, breathing life into me, holding me safe. 
I sit in her lap as she breathes me.

 May you feel the love of the Divine Mother crashing down on your heartfelt shores, graciously lifting you up above the madness of the world, nestling you in the grateful arms of those you have nurtured. 

Those of us who have received your blessings may not always acknowledge it, but your acts of love have landed within us, growing us stronger and infusing us with love’s light. 

Thank you.

ps/smoh
 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

In memory of those who died in the Newtown, CT shooting:

Let us weep ourselves to clarity...
Clarity of what to do next
To bring about change
The kind of change that evolves a species
But let us be swift and direct
Employing all the benevolent ways
We worship in our Gods and Goddesses
Let us weep ourselves to a new consciousness
One that doesn't leave each other behind
When the going gets tough
Before we become unrecognizable completely
Let us weep ourselves to a decision
A consensus, that the heart is the only way home
And that without it, Hell is here on earth
And that with it, Heaven is our state and our eternal legacy
We wouldn't want to live anywhere else
Let us weep until there are as many tears as there are tragedies
Until we've cleared the debris
To see clear a new vision, retiring old ways
Even in their repackaging
Let us weep ourselves to freedom
Freedom from the unfeeling,
The disembodiment, and rampant dissociation
That severs us from ourselves, our loved ones, and our Highest Good
Our only Good
Let us weep clean the wounds
So healing can truly begin








This is Victoria. She died a hero today. She hid her first graders in the cabinets and closets after hearing the gunfire. When the shooter came to her classroom, she told him that her students were in the gym. He then gunned her down and moved on. She saved the lives of all of her students. Please pass this on if you see it. She deserves to be remembered for her bravery.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Emmm


I am a WOMAN but I stand like a MAN... I BEND if my philosophy is shaken and leaves without any argument to continue living for the next day.

I with self-respect have the courage of my mistakes, and I know the cost of things. I'm not ashamed and you can't say I haven't tried.

I am living the life that I am proud of. 

Whenever I get sad, I stopped being sad and start being AWESOME.

If you are sad do an inventory and find out "How" you are sad. If it's not real; stop it! If it's emptiness; get busy! And if it is real; identify and treat it or get help!


"Sometimes a smooth process heralds the approach of atrophy or death." -Neil Young

Sometimes a smooth process means I’ve overlooked something that is going to come back and bite me.

Or it won't be appreciated when it is complete. If something is easy then everyone would be able to do it.

Makes me appreciate my more "tumultuous" processes, damn the wisdom of Neil Young! Ha!

Oh well least I don't have to worry about atrophy and death then -- at least at the moment. Just as well because I have quite enough going on.

I can attest to that. 
But I'm going to get out of this atrophy before it becomes death.

In the absence of reaction, peace is our natural state of being.
Over time I will expand on this and add more depth and understanding to it



Friday, December 14, 2012

There was a spiritual lesson in all this but not the one I expected.

At the start of this journey I was living in the illusion of my own solidity. 

I was fooling myself. I too was a spiritual by passer. Turning to God as an escape from my unresolved pain body. 

Looking for spirituality out there rather then right here, in my real life, in my embodied experience. The truth is that I couldn't be 'here now' because I was still in the 'then' the power of 'then, and now I know why I was so attracted to ungrounded ideas of spirituality. 

After my childhood, I needed the kinds of spirituality that would keep me from feeling what lay below the surface. 

It felt easier to believe that I only had to ask the Universe for what I wanted and it would manifest, that I could find enlightenment by detaching from my feelings, and that by pretending that it was all good that it would make it all good, even if it wasn't good at all. 

But this just perpetuated my issues, I was confusing self avoidance with enlightenment. It was one thing to tap into mystical realms as I had, but quite another to sustain that deeper awareness. 

If anything this journey showed me that spirituality and the emotional life cannot be separated. My repressed emotions are not illusions to detach from, they are actually unresolved spiritual lessons, the Karmic field for my souls expansion. 

If I want to grow in my relationship to God, I have to drop right back down into my body, raise the feelings from their burial ground and do the real work to heal my heart. In its own way my journey had taught me what I most needed to learn. 

That spirituality actually lives inside of our bones and not in our efforts to escape them. HERE is where we heal, HERE is where we explore the mystery, HERE is where real spirituality begins. 

There is no where to go, just HERE.

ps/smoh

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oooooo rat!

In any challenging situation, we need to think through exactly what we want to see happen as the consequence of our efforts.

What do we want to accomplish?
What's the ultimate goal?

I believe in focusing on a solution that is best for everyone and not having a goal that only fits one person in any given problem.

Goals should be for the greater good of all and not just for one group. Everyone sacrifices something to get something in every 'good deal'. Life is not a fairy tale.

Happiness or getting rid of sadness is the ultimate goal of each and every of our actions. We are searching happiness in objects, people, work, etc but never in the subject!

People reach for all sorts of goals outside of themselves, and it feeds blame and resentment. It is so much easiest to just enjoy the seconds.

Be not disturbed at being misunderstood;
I rather be disturbed at not being understanding,

ps/smoh







Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The game of life...

Love is all that's left when all else has fallen away. 

It's not a feeling, not a state, not a passing experience.

It is the ground of all things, the open space that holds all forms as they arise and pass. 

It has no opposite - it holds all apparent opposites, allows them all to be.

You can't say what it is - you can't say what it is not.

In the end, you can't say anything. And yet all words are held here too...


There is a path at the heart of each love connection. 

Each has its own karmic blueprint. 

It is seldom what we imagine. 

You just have to find the path and follow it wherever it leads you. 

Expectations are like quick-sand. 

They keep us from arriving at our true destination. 

We’re not supposed to be together forever. 

But we are here to love.

The game of life...
That you'll love to win, love to lose, love to watch, love to relinquish...
and love to BE.

ps/smoh



Fidelity

The word fidelity simply means being faithful.

There are many things that you can be faithful to, not all of them of honourable. Fidelity as used here refers to being faithful or loyal to God, to yourself and your beliefs, to your family, and to your friends.

The warrior will defend his family and friends no matter what the cost, because of his dedication to this virtue.

Being loyal and faithful to those that the warrior loves is non-negotiable. The Vikings knew this. If someone murdered a Viking's family, he or she would have an obligation to seek vengeance and puts things right.

This is not the same thing as seeking revenge. There is a difference in revenge and in fulfilling an obligation to your loved ones.

Only those with honour can be true friends because it takes loyalty, faithfulness and honour to be a true friend.

All others are mere acquaintances.

I am the true warrior, so the true warrior is also a true friend once that bond has been entered into.

He will take his fidelity to his friends and family seriously, as he does his spiritual relationship with his God.

ps/smoh

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Keep on walking..


Everyone has their own karmas to live out. None of us really know what that path and trajectory will be.

I find this whole judgement around where individuals should be at by a certain stage of their life ridiculous. Only the soul knows the path it is here to walk, what it has overcome, and what achievements to measure its progress by. 

Nobody knows why you are here, except you. You're the only one that can find that. People judge as though they have it all figured out, but their judgements often just smokescreen their own confusion. 

Are we late bloomers, or on-time growers? 

This is a personal decision. The important thing is that we keep on walking towards a place that feels like home.

My resentment with the paths of others masks my frustration with my own apparent lack of progress, which echoes the impatience I experienced as a child, which echoed the frustrations and resentments of those who came before me... 

The cycle must be broken here. The reality is that nobody ever catches up with anyone, because we are all bodies in motion, moving in unison. 

The irony is, once we peel back those layers and sees this truth, we find a whole line of people who were just waiting for that patience and understanding. 

And perhaps the realization frees up energy for the whole group to move forward.

ps/smoh

Monday, December 10, 2012

The GIFT of LIFE..

What a GIFT life is my dear friends,

We all know that we have those moments when everything seems to fall apart and we need just a few words of inspiration, hope, wisdom and love. We need MAGIC back in our lives!

My GIFT to you in the New Year, my book called MAGIC!! I invite you to send me your email address, as I have compiled some of the most inspiring stories, articles and poems for your upliftment in those moments that the light just seems to be that much further away.

Barbara Bush once said:

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."

Please accept this gift to you in love & light for life - SMOH





Mother Teresa on LIFE!!

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."








Sunday, December 9, 2012

As often mischaracterized as lost..



I wander and also wonder!! I feel flake today. The forced identity trip that the culture has us on derails the train before it gets going.

It is important to grant ourselves permission to wander as part of our spiritual journey. 
So often mi
scharacterized as lost, there does a kind of immersion in the not know that is actually quite focused & necessary if we are going to excavate and identify our divine purpose.

So much information can come up when we are looking in no particular direction. A sense of wander, Flake it till you make it.

I am just now coming out of years of immersion- grateful for those in my life.
Wandering gives me time to step back and reflect.

We've become too "outcome orientated" in the West actually often times to our spiritual detriment.
While it’s good to have and achieve goals sometimes wandering is a neglected part of that goal and sometimes a curvy line is better than a straight one!
Or to put it more concisely "God didn't plant tress in rows" that’s what I told myself always. So sometimes when we do not appear to be working, we actually are doing the most important work of all!!!

I am getting much more used to the "not knowing" - at first it used to freak me out - ha controlling me - much better at letting it just happen but what a lot of letting go to get to this place.

It is essential that we allow ourselves to wander along our spiritual path and stopping to "smell the roses" that brings a new and fresh perspective that enable us to grow spiritually.
It when we chose to stray from our path that we get a rude wakeup call and a lesson learned.

When that happen it is our higher self guiding us back to our self truth...

“As you live deeper in the Heart, the mirror gets clearer and clearer" - Rumi 





ps/smoh






Saturday, December 8, 2012

You are Sacred Purpose.

You are not your shame, your fears, your addictions, your games, your guilt, the internalized remnants of negative messaging… 
You are not your resistance to your true path … You are not your self-doubt… You are not your self-distraction patterns.
 You are not your escape hatches… you are not your pessimism about a life of meaning and purpose. You are not here merely to survive and endure.

No matter what others have mistakenly told you about who you are, no matter what mistakes you may have made in the past, you are here with a sacred purpose living at the core of your being.
If that weren’t true you never would have made it down the birth canal. You never would have overcome what you have already overcome in your life.


Whatever your ways of distracting, postponing, delaying, armouring, avoiding, altering, feigning, artificial, externalizing, superficial  life…I encourage you to STOP IT NOW. 

This really is no game, this is completely real, this sacred purpose that courses through your soul veins crying out to be heard from below the surface of our avoidance.

I cannot say this with enough assertiveness…
To the extent that you identify and honour your true path in this lifetime, you will know genuine satisfaction, real peace in your skin..
You will be infused with vitality and a clarified focus, new pathways of possibility appear where before there were obstacles.
You will know a peace that will buffer you against the madness of the world, a clarity of direction that will carry you from one satisfaction to another…

Life will still have its challenges, but you will interface with them differently, coated in an authenticity of purpose that sees through the veils to what really matters.
To the extent, that you avoid the quest for purpose, you will live frustrated, a half-life.. your avoidance manifest in all manner of illness, perpetual dissatisfaction, emotional problems, depression, addictive patterns, ALL REFLECTIONS OF YOUR own alienation from the purposeful root of your being..
You see, there really is no escape from reality, all there is, is postponement. you should be more afraid of avoiding your path than walking it.

AND It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you about who you are. There is so much of that. This is your journey. Even those with the best of intentions, cannot know the path you are here to walk.

The REAL journey is not one of adapting ourselves to someone else's vision, but instead, shaping who we are with our own two hands. The unique clay we work with lives deep inside our soul bones, awaiting our own detection & expression.
You are the sculptor of your own reality- don’t hand your tools to anyone else. Only you can know the path you are here to walk.. it’s a personal decision, and it doesn’t have to be grandiose.

Your purpose can be as simple as learning how to listen better, how to enjoy the moment without getting in your own way..
wherever the growing is,
wherever you find genuine peace with path,
wherever you feel unmasked and genuinely real..

In the survivalist world that we are coming from, we defined ourselves by what GOT US through the day, whatever masks got food on the table, whatever way of being endured this challenging life..
But we are at the beginning of a new way, a way of being that is sourced in who we REALLY ARE, not our egoist face, not our survivalist face, not the false face of our hidden power, but the real face, the real path, the no bullshit no hype no pretence expression of WHO you REALLY ARE and a life that fully and deeply expresses the magnificence that lives within you..
Your sacred purpose may be covered in dust, it may be HIDDEN FROM VIEW, but its still in there, sparkling with infinite possibility..

This is a call to action.
A call to authenticity.
A call to dig yourself out from below the bushel of shame and self-doubt that has plagued humanity.
A call to get off the dime and do the real work to call yourself on your distraction patterns and excavate your own purpose in this lifetime.

What are you here to learn?
What are you here to overcome?
What are you here to express?
What does your authentic face look like?
Who are you, above and beyond all the noise and haste.. this is not about money, or bullshit ideas of abundance, or gratifying your ego, this is about the real thing, the real deal, the vulnerable and courageous truth about who you are and why you are here.

I ENCOURAGE you to take the question of sacred purpose seriously… to not postpone it for another hour, or week, or till you retire, until the next lifetime, till you finish school, or end your relationship, but to take it seriously now…

To work like a dog to find out what lives inside of you, what you are here to express, what you are here to manifest and express, what you are here to give, to share, to learn, to create, to dance, to art, to walk….

You don’t know how long you have, it may be 60 years, it may be 60 seconds, you may not make it to retirement, you may not make it to tomorrow morning, at least if you are questing for your purpose, living your truth,
you will not suffer when its time to leave your body in this lifetime

You will be living in your authenticity, this is no small achievement in this distracted world, where the unconscious media and manipulative marketers try to turn us generic and frightened so we will be locked into their script., fuck that.

You are already have a script and it lives deep inside you…that script is your purpose, what you are here to express, to learn, to embody, to explore…

So you decide which script to read- the fictional novel written by those who do not SEE you, or the HOLY BOOK written by your glorious spirit. When you walk through the gateway of purpose, you walk into yourself.

You are sacred purpose, you are sacred purpose, you are sacred purpose. Don’t stop until you find it.