Observation, awareness and transformation

As we change, the world around us is transformed. When we seek the Divine within our circumstances, it will surely be recognized. The dramatic shift in vibration shifts our relationship to the present moment and the result is nothing short of miraculous.

Imagine a life filled with acceptance, delighting in the Now, comfortable with the unknown, sharing your gifts and living immersed in faith… can you? Throughout the journey, we experience brief moments of complete connection that allow us to recognize the spark of the Divine within us and we simply seek to create them more and more often until it is our natural way of being.

  • Observe your interactions today. Notice the pleasures, the difficulties and how much others affect how you feel
  • Should you notice any judgments that arise, purposely shift to acceptance and see how that changes your energy. How does it change the energy of the situation?

Observations brings awareness. Awareness brings transformation. When we are balanced, confident and empowered, it becomes easier to remain peaceful even when faced with unconsciousness or challenging situations. One important aspect of finding empowerment is realizing the unique beauty of your journey, your attributes and what you bring to this experience of being human on planet earth. There has never been, nor will there ever be, anyone with your way of being in the world. Wherever you reside on the journey, celebrate the awakening master within you.

In this moment, you are right where you need to be. Whether engaged in the art of discovery, struggling with the past or at ease within the Now… all things serve your path. You are weaving the tapestry of your existence, and as you release the old patterns that no longer serve you, new patterns emerge. They are born of your experiences, but not limited by them.

Today my intention is to honor all paths as sacred. The richness of our collective experience is but a glimpse of the infinite love and energy of the Divine.

Keep things simple

Mindfulness means keeping things simple. We consciously align ourselves in the present moment by slowing down, focusing on the task at hand and quieting the mind. In a world over-inundated with the proposed joys of multitasking, provide yourself a respite.

Spend a few minutes each day breathing consciously. Notice the rhythms of the body, the sounds around you and imagine that you draw in the light of the Divine with each breath… because you certainly do. See your heart filled with light and love and gratitude.

This moment offers a powerful connection to the Divine… it is always there, but few take the time to become aware of it. Each of us has our own unique way of tapping into this power, and however you choose to embrace stillness is perfection. Be the change you wish to see in the world and see yourself as an oasis of spaciousness in a busy world.

Today my intention is to take time to appreciate the small things and allow love to guide me.

Expect miraculous changes

The Path of Transformation is a journey of constant flow and change. we continually release old layers of restrictive energy and they are washed away by love. As you expand your perception and choose to be released from the bonds and chains of the past, expect miraculous changes. Sometimes the shifts are subtle, and at others, drastic movement is required. Either way, flow with the pulse of the Universe and trust the unfolding of your growth.

The Divine guides you along the path and assists in releasing any energies that are no longer required for you growth. This cleansing process may cause you to enter a period of spiritual release, physical detoxification, pains in the  body or old emotions that surface. The body acts as a barometer, letting you know that its time to meditate more, nurture yourself, change old habits, work with Radical Forgiveness, seek out healers, etc.

The process of cleansing always seems to point us in a new direction. Be kind to yourself during these moments of change. Honor you inner guidance and seek healing in whatever way feels most appropriate to you – your light is ready to shine.

What heals one, heals all. Some will support your growth, others may fear it; however, all things work toward our highest good. Stay true to your path, define your boundaries and hold no cherished outcome. You are loved beyond measure.

Today my intention is to flow with the changes. This is the moment of transformation.

Relationships as spritual practice

Spiritual practice is about entering into love – not personal love or meeting the one, but being love. Our relationships play a powerful part in our spiritual awakening. They show us the unhealed aspects of the personality and motivate us in our search for joy.

Karmic agreements are typically set up as opposing forces – the outgoing personality with an introvert, fiscally responsible with a shopaholic, promiscuous with sexually repressed, etc. This Yin and Yang duality allows us to learn from one another, to expand points of view and try new experiences until we find balance or run in the other direction.

We are each responsible for our own joy. Relationships are not about raking away someone else’s unhappiness or expecting another to fill some void within us. Rather, they allow us to see our fears, expectations and judgments more clearly. Should a challenge arise within any relationship – family, friends, lovers, co-workers, even a brief interlude with a stranger – see how quickly you can find the lesson or the gift within it. Silently bless the person for bringing unhealed pain to the surface and then consciously enter into the realm of spiritual practice. Everything is an opportunity to awaken.

Live in love. Do your work. Make an end of your sorrows. ~ Buddha ~

What we seek most from others is the very thing they find hardest to give. Acceptance creates a space in which transformation can occur and in order to move into acceptance, we must first love and accept ourselves. Then it becomes easy to allow those we love the space in experience their own awakening.

Today my intention is to bless those who have graced my life with their presence. I am honored to receive the gifts of love and awakening that have unfolded each step of the way.

Take responsibility for your own joy

Blaming is a defense mechanism. When we allow the ego to replay a particular story, it becomes our perception of truth and distracts us from addressing the core of our pain where it truly resides – within us.

The spiritual seeker takes full responsibility for their own consciousness and when we release the need for blame, it becomes much easier to create transformation in our lives. It’s very empowering to discover that the ability to heal comes from within, and that it can never be taken from you.

Every moment offers a choice. We can cling to the stories of the past or embrace a new way of being. We can fight against what is or accept what is. Periodically take a moment to observe how you feel – are you at ease with where you are and what you are choosing to do, or is there something keeping you from your natural state of joy? If you find that you are out of balance, first recognize that you can choose differently, notice the timbre of your thoughts and ensure that they support what you wish to create. Then, take one powerful and conscious step forward. The change will come.

Be committed at attaining wisdom. Knowledge is a by-product of the ego – understanding the whys and how and forming theories about the truth; however, wisdom is the spontaneous awakening of your heart and the discovery of truth itself.

Today my intention is to walk my talk and speak my truth with integrity.

Nurture the seeds of awakening

It’s time to think big. What do you want to create in your life? Many times we set ourselves up with limitation from the onset when implementing new plans and desires. We say that we seek Wholeness and then simultaneously sabotage our awakening by thinking that freedom and peace are something that will be attained at some future point, rather than be experienced Now.

The future is a thought form only and yet we waste much of our precious energy worrying, planning and preparing for contingencies instead of creating a flow of powerful, positive, vibrant energy in the Now. Consider yourself a magnet. You will draw in experiences, people and energy that resonates with your vibration. If you spot it, you got it! Fortunately, that applies whether you bring in beauty or dysfunction. The beauty that you appreciate in others is the same beauty that wishes to express itself through you. Whenever we manifest challenges in our lives, it’s only to provide a demonstration of where you soul requires healing in order to move forward on your life’s path, or to aid you in discovering strengths heretofore untapped.

Honoring the process of your awakening is an important aspect of your journey in this lifetime. Nurture the seeds that you wish to see grow. Forgive yourself and others for past perceived mistakes, knowing that we all do the best we can with what we have – always.

Today my intention is to remember that there is much more to life than meets the eye. I am on a journey of discovery.

How we weave the future golden

The Divine wishes to support you in living your heart’s truth. Unseen angels, spirit guides, healing masters and helpers celebrate your awakening and conspire to bring you everything that you need in order to live a life of joy.

Worthiness, or the lack of it, determines whether or not we will accept these gifts or even recognize them when they come our way. No matter what the situation, you can choose to create peace within your experience. If you find that you are immersed in pain, observe the energy you are weaving with your thoughts and actions and do your best to consciously shift yourself into a space of acceptance.

In each moment we are weaving the tapestry of tomorrow. Can you picture a life filled with a constant flow of joyous celebration? When we practice gratitude, we develop the ability to seek beauty within all things. This perception and loving energy then becomes the foundation for all our subsequent experiences.

Your joy acts like a magnet, dear one, drawing in the circumstances, knowledge, opportunities and people who increase your store of happiness. Too many forget that we create our perception of reality and therefore, have the ability to change it when necessary. Be joyous first – don’t wait for the circumstances of a particular situation to fall into place before you can feel peaceful. This is the moment hat you can reclaim your power… the power of mastering oneself in the Now.

Today my intention is to remember that life unfolds in the most surprising and beautiful ways. I am willing to accept a miracle.

Sharing without expectation

Authentic communication helps us to be more open-minded, tolerant and compassionate. It’s important to share our wisdom and experience without expectation. Within the concept that all paths are sacred, we can turn to one another for new perceptions and seek to expand our own experience by discovering true Wholeness within the contrasts of our life journeys.

There is no need to defend your point of view when attacked. Defense is a product of the ego and directs all the energy within the conversation to a determination of right vs wrong rather than sharing. The “agree to disagree” approach still doesn’t quite reach the concept of knowing that all paths are sacred and everyone walks their own Path of Transformation in the process of their souls awakening, but it’s closer than demanding someone adopt our point of view.

Eventually, we discover that it doesn’t matter what road one chooses. The culmination of many lifetimes of experience will always end in enlightenment and we may be better served by honoring others as our teachers, instead of standing in judgment.

True compassion comes only through higher consciousness. Understanding and love transcend all levels of existence, and that is the greatest gift that you can offer those who grace your life with their presence.

Today my intention is to remember to create a space in which transformation can occur – both in myself and others.

Honor the journey as sacred

The journey is a sacred place and by honoring the present moment,we consciously move through the beautiful landscape of our souls awakening. Whenever you enter periods of movement and change, allow yourself to feel a sense of adventure and growth. This is your pilgrimage.

Be willing to accept and embrace the new. This attitude of openness and acceptance invites new opportunities, friends and experiences into our lives.

Let yourself be more receptive now for joy is waiting to be experienced. There is no way to force meditation or healing of the heart chakra – it is the natural flow of your energy as you mature and learn to rest in your inner silence.

It has been said that one must lose all to learn how to be simple. We choose to fill our lives with people, stuff, ambitions and desires in order to stay busy and distracted. The Universe will often create a space for us to discover the joys of simplicity; however, one doesn’t have to wait for all to be lost – we can simply lose our attachment.

There is guidance available for you when you choose to listen to the whispers of your heart. The more you move into love and balance, the more receptive you’ll be… and your life will become radiant with blessings. This is your birthright, a gift that has awaited you since the moment you first set foot on this planet. Will you choose to embrace the journey?

Today my intention is to honor the journey as sacred. There are always new levels and experiences to discover.

The light of awareness

Everything that you encounter is meant to increase your spiritual awareness. All too often we get caught up in the tapestry of our existence; the weaving of emotion, experience, colors and textures, and forget our true purpose… to awaken. Yet, whether we are conscious of it or not, our higher Self guides us along the Path of Transformation from one interaction to the next seeking out those things that spark the light of awareness from within.

The knowledge you have received so far on your journey is something which will never leave you. These beautiful facets of understanding are now encoded within your energy, your DNA and the blueprint of your soul, accessible for the lifetimes to come.

Joyousness accompanies new energy as light emerges from within. There is new clarity which may call upon you to change old patterns, goals or ambitions… for that which you seek can only be found within. Gladly give up the old way of being knowing that you have outgrown it and allow yourself a moment to be still, empty and ready to receive.

The more Light you have, the better you can see what is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.

~ Ralph Blum, The Book of Runes ~

Today my intention is to remember that all things work toward my highest good. I am on a journey of awakening.