"Faith, acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence."
It's comforting to choose a path that seems well-lit and predictable. But, once in a while, we seem to know with inexplicable confidence that it's time to take a risk.
Moving in faith takes a joyful heart and willingness to surrender perfectionism. Those leaps, both big and small, bring us to a new level of living, thinking and loving.
“It is possible to get really mad about something and still
be in control, Mum"
asked my 16 year old this afternoon, and he goes on....
"Either you control your anger or your anger controls you. Anger
can be a great motivator or a great destroyer, which do you prefer yours to
Hmmm let me see.....
“IF you are angry and in control of your anger, then you are
angry on purpose.
When you are angry on
purpose, or for a purpose, you are in control. Being in control of your
emotions is the point...” said I
Never get angry except on purpose. To many people, this
sounds ridiculous. After all, why would you get angry on purpose, isn't anger
something that just happens to you because of something that happens outside of
No, it actually isn't.
You make the decision to get angry.
Only you decide how you
will respond to the things that happen in your life.
If you aren't in control
of when you get angry and when you don't, then you have given your power away,
and are letting your emotions control you instead of you controlling your
This is a dangerous position to be in.
You should decide
when to get angry.
You should control your life, not your emotions.
Please remember this,
"a single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous, that it makes us forget the hundred lovable moments spent together within minute."
I think it is time for you to start using my most favourite word - 'NO' now...it is the MOST powerful word!
One of the most powerful decisions you can make is to be authentic. Simply put, this means that what you say, mean, intend, and do....agree with each other at all times. People who choose to to behave this way have a powerful healing vibration that commands respect and engenders trust, laying the foundation for success in any endeavour. Making the decision to follow your vibes even when those around you advise the contrary, takes courage and deep commitment. It's not easy to tune in to your inner radar amid universal doubt, particularly when our vibes point you in an unpopular direction. Yet not trusting your sixth sense, will always- and I mean always- come back to haunt you. Have the courage to stand alone and trust your vibes. Intuition is experience energetically. We won't necessarily hear a voice in your head but you will feel a vibration in your body. Much like an inner compass, check in with your body by doing something called a vibe check. Start by centring your attention at your feet and slowly scan your body paying attention to energy that might be pushing you or pulling you in any direction. Any time you zero in on an energy, however subtle, ask yourself out loud "what is this energy trying to tell me, warm me about, or encourage me to follow?" And answer out loud. This is how you give your intuition voice. Practice today and see what happens.
We all have closed loops in our lives and people whom we have exiled to the outside of the circle. A good question to ask is, “Do I really need to keep that person on the outskirts any more? What would it take to give him or her a new title? Haven’t I stayed angry or shut down long enough?” Vengeance or protection or cold heartedness may have served a purpose in the past, but could forgiveness be a better balm now? If so, take a few small steps toward expansion. Push gently on the edges of your circle, and see if there is room within it for the exiled ones. And like the proverbial pebble thrown in the pool, as your circle widens it will ripple out and set a widening pattern in motion for the world. ps/smoh
"Tell me the truth, we live by it, and you know what so good
about the truth? Everyone knows what it
is, no matter how long they live without it. No one forget the truth" - PSMOH
something that we intuitively recognize and admire in people. It is the quality
that draws us towards a person, though we may mistake it for their
joie-de-vivre, or their easy going nature. But, those qualities stem from
compassion, from seeing everyone as an equal, from the perception that the
universe is a loving place, and from the assumption that everyone has an intent
to do and be inherently good.
and in humanity's meta-narrative, compassion has resonated with human beings. When we encounter a truly compassionate woman or man, we feel an enhanced state
of being, an awareness and an increase in feelings of love.
What we are now
experiencing is an exponential increase in the compassionate consciousness. Across diverse cultures, there is a spontaneous shift occurring.
In its essence that
shift is towards compassion, and it is growing exponentially.
What is your part
in the exponential evolution of humanity?
It is the illusion of the ego that leads us down the rabbit hole.
Greatness that doesn't benefit all of humankind is myopic.
Living the moment means choosing to be in a place of
Whenever I find my mind drifting to the regret of yesterday or the
worry about tomorrow, I gently bring my mind into the present moment.
As I have aged I have come to realize that simple gratitude
is a source of fulfilment. I am now less focused on what I do not have.
learned that each day I wake up and choose to see life as a gift and to be
fully present in that day.
I cannot control the outcome of the day, but I can
control my reactions to it.
The person I am today; physically, mentally, socially has
been 'partly' a result of my varied past life experiences.
We can't forget what we've been through in this life also
factors into this.
This is why some people delve into their past lives in hopes
of gathering some understanding of why and how they became what they are today.
Also, past life research can help you understand your
weaknesses, problems, phobias, fears, etc. and even acknowledge your strengths
and this can help us to become a better and more equipped person in this life
and any future ones.
So healing can come from understanding your past lives.
Also, resolving old karma as well.
Is there an advantage to knowing about our past lives?
Best Friends is the person that holds your heart forever, be
it your husband, your male or girl friends, it means different things to
Some do insist that you can have only one best friend, but I
have a few, 5!
The bonds that exist
between the chosen few who are lucky enough to form this relationship know how
special it is.
Whatever the precise definition, your best friend is the
person who gets you. They understand who you are and what you are saying.
greatest distance cannot separate best friends. You will always feel a kinship with
them, and be able to instantly continue the friendship even after not talking
for many years.
We all have best friends, but do they always know how much
you truly care about them?
Just because they aren't always with you, doesn't
mean they stop thinking about you, and vice versa. Don't ever forget to tell
them how much they mean to you, whether near or far, true friendship is a bond
that shall always remain.
You say, you're not loved and don't deserve it?
feeling like nobody cares just read this and knows that I'll always be there.
You may be miles and miles away, but this is what you need to know, this is
what I need to say, so when you’re feeling lonely, and blue, just lying in the
dark, thinking that nobody cares for you, pull this paper out, and read this
over, and over again, because you're my
Words could never tell you how important you'll always be.
Friends are forever, especially the bond that you and I
possess. They say that true friendship is rare an adage that I believe to be true genuine friendship is
something that I cherish.
Our story will continue to grow with each passing day
because I trust that with you by my side everything will always be Okay.
Life goes on, and people change, and through it all, our
friendship shall remain the same. That's such as a life, and how things come to
be. Just thought you should know, HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO ME. The Miles between us
can't keep us apart, because we will keep each other close at heart.
What can a friend do for me, and what must I do myself?
I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or
fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.
I can't change your past with all its heartache and pain, or
the future with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to
I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my
hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, or to judge; I
can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.
I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from
your values, from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.
I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
but I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself.
I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, but I can
cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.
I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be
True love cannot be lost, because it does not exist apart
from you. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Love cannot be
given, made or modified. You can only open to love and let it flow through you.
You are love!
One of the most seductive things in the world is when somebody looks at you with no judgement...
Even the simplest of rejections seem to ignite that
Abandonment to me is simply the sweet way of life forcing us
to focus more on our self to get through, by the absence of someone else.
not, why are we always stronger after facing something alone?
I wonder if that wound ever heals completely.
Hmmm I do not believe that wound will ever heal completely.
It just takes more to trigger it, and it doesn't last as long.
Sometimes I think the scar remains to remind
us with a wee twinge every once in awhile. If only to show us how far we've
come.....but it may depend on how deep the wound goes, I do believe that many
wounds can be seen all the way through to completion, but not every wound.
I remember in a deep meditation, my 'voice' said to me: When
you are grounded in me, there is no abandonment!
Didn't stop the
tears, in case you were wondering!
But it did soothe.
The healing comes with holding ourselves and every aspect of
the wound in compassion. When the memory becomes swaddled in love it no longer
Then we can see it as a lesson our soul came here to learn rather than a
trauma we hold in our hearts.
Ironically, the person who is abandoned somehow could not or
would not acknowledge it even it looks obvious to others.
Only with this
awareness we’ll be able to CHOOSE a healthier way to respond to the wound, let
go of the wrong connection.
When I was younger, my abandonment wound was so deep that it
compelled me to hang on to connections that no longer served me.
close to me looked away, I fused.
But that is no longer true.
Now I let go of
the connection. The wound is never fully healed, but it has come a long way.
Some monsters get smaller and smaller over time, until they can barely impact
on our daily lives.
Graduating from the school of heart knocks, one little test
at a time......
I feel our wounds might not be fully healed but they become
a source of deep creativity and transformation, a voice our being finds in its
scars that can turn anything into gold and light.
When we look at the lives of great creative souls - we find that they feel themselves to be hooked up to, guided, incarnated by or allied by a power that is beyond or deep within themselves.
This power is felt as an inner spirit, a vision, an inward voice,an invisible life's companion, and can be formidable motivation for a quest for truth. There is a mystery here that verges on the paranormal, and shakes hands with the infinite.
The people of the break through, the ones who change our perception of reality because of the power of their own unique perceptions differ from most of us, I believe, largely in degree not in kind. We all have something of the same capacities that they have but theirs is taken to a degree of development that most of us consider more mythic than real.
We all have capacities for vision, for motivation, for absorption, for courage, for facing constant defeat, for stick-to-it-ness, but most of the time we have it with one of these qualities singularly, rarely together. With the highly creative person as with the social artist, it is their degree of vision joined to talent joined to motivation, joined to absorption in the quest, joined to formidable courage in the midst of the bleakest and most disempowering circumstance, joined to a leaping at opportunity when it comes by,
a sense of their own kairos and a willingness to go the distance with it--this is what makes for brilliance, for radical creativity, for formidable social artistry and yes, even, sometimes, for genius. It also means that they and you move out of mere humanity and into myth.
Genius is tied up with genesis, with generation, with creation in it's finest form. Genius may even mimic Creation, may be the micro lens of the Creator entering into human experience for a while.
It is never solitary, cut off, or insular though it may appear to others to be just that. It is resonant with stores of information felt as personal. It is love in its most emphatic aspect, passion in its most blatant form. Above all it is the dissolution of the membranes of the local self and absorption, communion, identity even with Reality itself. It is this capacity for communion that is the greatest of all hidden talents, the ability to be changed by the process of deep perception, contemplation into the nature of things.
Bringing our soul
lessons through takes more than awareness. It is an active process that demands
a courageous willingness to live our experiences right through to completion. This means staying with our feelings until theyare truly done with us, no matter how uncomfortable it is.
Although we may not see it at first, there is a method to our sadness. Often times we distract ourselves out of the learning, particularly when the
feelings are painful. We all know people like this. We have all been people
like this. We choose not to get the hint. We ignore our grumbles and truth
aches at all costs. If we don’t break this habit, we just come back the next
time with the same lessons waiting in the wings.
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. In order to grow forward, we must
bring our suffering through our emotional body until our spiritual lesson is
birthed. We must cell our soul.
The recipe is simple. Be authentic and true to your
felt experience. Feel the heartbreak. Feel the anger. Feel all of
your feelings. If you had a cruel mother, or father or brother....move your anger and feel into the
heartbreak below. If you lose a loved one, go through all the stages of
grieving. Don’t stop halfway. Never stop halfway. Let the feelings tell you if
the fire was destructive or benevolent. Some fires are creating the way for new
Be careful not to go into your head. There is a
meaningful difference between a cerebral interpretation of an experience “I
know why this came into my life” and an embodied awareness of it “I feel why
this came into my life”. Unless your knowing arises from your felt experience,
it is meaningless. Stay with the emotional process until your soul food is
digested. It will be difficult at times, but the feelings will only hurt until
they convert. Repressed emotions are unactualized spiritual lessons. Once they
make is all the way through the conversion tunnel, the lesson will be revealed. Divine Perspiration!
Free free free It came to freeze freeze freeze So hear what frees frees frees It's to be true true true With what comes through through through Right through ! ps/smoh
I am not worth much in the monetary sense my bankbook needs an iron pill... and when I die my body will be worth $4.50 $3.50 for the skin and a buck for all else some sobering facts right there, my friend so how do I have the nerve to see myself as gift? well, I am gift as you are gift what defines us cannot be measured in monetary or any other terms
only that... when I look into your eyes I gaze into the face of God only that... hearing your voice ignites my very soul only that.... my gift and yours emanate from the same Giver...
Always trust the still, small voice inside, no matter what. This voice is how God communicates with you, and it will not steer you wrong, but you do have to LEARN how to listen to it and trust it. It doesn't just happen. You must learn to quieten external stimuli and your own mind, in order to listen to your intuition or instinct. This voice will not shout at you; you have to make the effort to listen to it. And once you have actually listened, then you have to trust it enough to act on what this voice tells you, even if it goes against reason.
This is where is starts to get hard. It takes effort. It takes trust. And it takes faith. Start by acting on small, everyday things that your intuition is telling you. Practice listening. Then you will be ready when it comes to the important things. Listen to your thoughts and be true to your heart! ps/smoh
So many people have the attitude that they have to wait until conditions are right before they can start to live as they want or do the things in their lives that they want to do. This is wrong thinking as conditions very rarely reach perfection. There will always be some reason to wait until later, but don't swallow this hook. This type of thinking equates to procrastination, and wastes the precious days of your life. Now is the time to live. Now is the time to do the things that you want to do in your life. There will always be reasons to put off doing the things that your heart desires, but those reasons are merely deceptive thieves. Live your life like you would if you knew you only had one year to live. Just do it, and you will find that things fall into place one way or another. Don't let your yesterday use up too much of your tomorrow. Cherokee Proverb
Yesterday is gone. Whatever you did yesterday cannot be undone. The words you spoke cannot be unspoken. The actions you took cannot be reversed.
The best you can do is speak better, more thoughtful words today, and take action to make things right at this present moment.
Worrying and beating yourself up over what you did or said yesterday is simply a waste of time and energy. It accomplishes nothing positive. Realize this and move on with your life, determined to make today better than yesterday. ps/smoh
Everyone is free to make his or her own decisions in life, but it must be remembered that every single decision carries with it one or more consequences. While you are free to decide how you will live your life, whether to obey the law or break the law, whether to live with honour and character, or live without regard to these things, every one of your actions have consequences.
This is why you should carefully consider each action BEFORE you act. Actions, just like words, cannot be undone once they have been performed. Oh, you can work to correct certain consequences of your actions, but the original action cannot be undone. The past cannot be changed.
The wise person will always consider the consequences of his actions BEFORE he acts. After the action has been performed, it is too late. The consequences will follow. Start taking life a little more seriously. Start acting as if your actions carry meaning, because in the grand scheme of things, they do. Too many people choose to forget or ignore the "c" word (consequences). Those same people also usually choose to forget or ignore the "r" word, "responsibility". Your life is your message. Gandhi
Do you walk your walk or merely talk the talk?
Knowing what to do and how to live is one thing, applying what you know to your life is something completely different.
You must apply wisdom for it to be of any use in your life. People will pay more attention to what you do than what you say. In the end, your life is your message; how you live is what people will remember. Make sure you are walking the walk, and not simply talking the talk. ps/smoh
I got stuck last night in an old pattern again. Even though I
have been consciously driving myself toward new ways of relating, sometimes I
forget my new navigation system and fall prey to habit.
This time was a little
different. I had the awareness, as it was happening, that an opportunity was
being presented to me.
An opportunity to bypass my knee-jerk reaction and
change, right then and there, in the present moment. To operate from a place of
doing what my heart wanted versus doing only what made the most practical
It was a little messy as I felt the struggle – internal and external –
of feeling pulled each way. But my whole gig right now is about getting free.
I am learning that, for me, it’s actually self-sabotage not to run toward joy
I know my capacity and what I’m capable of. I don’t ever need to run
toward responsibility since that's ingrained in me, no matter what.
But I can’t
keep mourning my unlived life if I don’t jump at the chance for adventure when
it’s desired and totally doable.
Last night I saw the inner workings of this
play out in a new way.
The next time “an opportunity” presents itself, I will
remember to access my joy and dive in – without second guessing myself first.