Sacred Moments

“May you have friends that can see you.
May your senses be windows of wonder
And your mind a prism of spirit.”
~John O’Donohue~

Before enlightenment our human condition prompted us to run from one thing to another searching for answers or trying to get ahead. We worked because the work needed to be done and planned for the future. We searched for love and struggled with doubt.

After enlightenment, the ordinary things of life begin to take on a sacred quality. We still perform the same actions; however, we approach them in an entirely different way. With consciousness, everything becomes sacred. Communication, preparing a meal, earning a living, connecting to one another in love or enjoying the majesty of a brand new day… the little things in life are transformed because we are transformed.

Settle into the innocence of your true divine nature. In order to bring the best version of yourself to any situation, stop trying so hard and just be. See past the voice of ego to the pure essence of your being. No anxiety, no need, no doubt… just the breath of life filling your experience. The joy of awakened being has no limitation.

New Beginnings

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”
~J.B. Priestly~
When your plans fall apart, when people leave your life, when you’re left standing alone in the midst of upheaval… it only means that room is being prepared for something amazing to happen. Resist nothing.
In such situations, fear of the unknown can cause some to become lost in the ‘should-have-beens’ and drop into victim consciousness. The ego creates a story that entraps them in a repetitive pattern of pain and frustration.
Conversely, those who have learned to create inner balance recognize the opportunity to utilize the tools they have acquired on the path of transformation and begin the process of healing. Motivated by faith, they operate from the premise that all things ultimately work toward their highest good and courageously walk forward.
Expansion requires us to drop the things which no longer serve our growth. It allows us to step into empowerment and flow with the movement of life. From there, anything is possible. Everything in your experience offers an opportunity to awaken.

Allow Room for a Miracle

“When you know you know nothing, an air of openness and humility prevails. Then real understanding enters the mind.”
~Mooji~

We humans have limited perception. This is by design. Our lack of vision creates an ego-driven desire to understand or achieve more; however, the lesson is actually about learning how to trust.

Our dreams are meant to awaken new experiences and will often prompt us to embark upon roads less traveled. The key is to enjoy the journey and to be open to the changes, soul connections and experiences that flow into our lives.

It’s wonderful to have preferences and goals but far more important to learn how to work toward them without attachment. When we demand that life conform to our dreams and desires, we limit the outcome to only that which our limited perception can imagine. As we learn to approach the journey with a sense of wonder and trust, we create a space in which miracles can occur.

Leave enough room in your experience for the universe to surprise you. There is much more happening on your behalf than you realize and one day, looking back, you’ll see the perfection in it all.

Empathy

“We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together.”
~Terrence McKenna~

When we are attached to an idea of how life should be and it differs from what we are experiencing, pain ensues. The awakened soul has the ability to turn and face whatever fears arise, thus, addressing the imbalance while it is smaller and more manageable. If we allow the mind to create and repeat stories that reinforce the original attachment, energy is fed into the problem increasing it’s presence in our lives. Choose instead to bring peace and balance into your experience. Become a channel for light to enter your life.

The more you see any challenges you encounter as vehicles of awakening, the more compassion you’ll cultivate for others who struggle with their own challenges. This empathy teaches us the value of creating space in relationships, allowing each person to thrive and grow as the winds of heaven dance in between.

Everyone has something beautiful to offer – a moment of kindness can be life-changing for those who are touched by your energy. Sharing new insights, artistic vision, passion or laughter can open new avenues of experience. Never doubt the power of your positive choices and interactions.

Your Unique Path

“I release any feelings of competition or comparison.
I simply do my best and enjoy being me.”
~Louise Hay~

In an infinite Universe there is plenty of room for many types of beliefs to co-exist. The ego, being the delightful teacher and creator of challenges that it is, will attach upon a particular idea and identify with it so strongly that we find ourselves forming a belief which needs to be defended.

Truth needs no defense. Gravity doesn’t care if one believes (or even understands) the law of gravity. It simply makes itself known in our lives, subtly holding us to earth, drawing things downward, adding weight and substance to our world of form.
Your path of transformation is simply that – Your Path. The discovery of what sparks insight and passion for life is a very personal and unique journey. The only gauge of accurateness with which you should be concerned is how your life is flowing, how often you can access the stillness of the mind and how much respect and compassion you have for the paths of others.

Life Lessons

“May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique,
that you have a special destiny here,
that behind the facade of your life
there is something beautiful and eternal happening.”
~John O’Donohue~
Each of us comes to this planet with a specific purpose in mind. Typically, we choose one main lesson to work on in a given lifetime. It presents itself in myriad forms until it is transformed into empowerment. Observe the repetitive circumstances of your life. What type of situation brings up a “not this again!” type of reaction? The fact that a challenge has returned means only that there is more to learn from it.
Many run from the insights that are available to them. They complain, get lost in the story or blame others; however, there is great beauty waiting to be discovered by those who have the courage to turn and face their shadows. Sometimes you have to be who you aren’t in order to discover who you are. We are meant to engage with life, make mistakes and awaken to our inner wisdom. When the lesson has been integrated we can leave it behind with gratitude.
The moments that shape our lives are intense – intense in action, emotion or circumstance. They have a tendency to wake us from the slumber of complacency and remind us of our higher purpose – to be a living expression of the Divine.

Join the Dance

“Open your mind, expand your character to embrace the world. Then you will find guidance along the path.”
~R. L. Wing, from the I Ching Workbook
There is an ebb and flow to life. Each journey is unique and, though support and guidance are always available, we must ultimately take complete responsibility for our choices, our happiness and our awakening.
What you create now will be the basis for what you experience next. Life is a dance of change. Every situation contains seeds of new beginnings that can often bring confusion because we are entering the realm of the unknown. Disorder, chaos and resistance often portend that transformation is at hand.
Love yourself enough to be kind as you manifest changes in your experience. When necessary, simply take ownership, move into acceptance and honor the processes of your awakening. Recognize the progress you are making. When you miss the mark, the fact that you are aware of your unconsciousness actually indicates that you are becoming more conscious.
You are a powerful co-creator of your own experience. Life is filled with infinite possibility on every level of existence. Live expansively and allow yourself to be a magnet for abundance, joy and fulfillment.

You Are Consciousness

“If I accept that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self-mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living.”
~Eckhart Tolle~

In this infinite Universe every journey is considered sacred. The whole point of human consciousness is to have a unique experience. While we can learn from others and become inspired by those who have walked before, each of us must ultimately traverse our own path.

If you spot it, you got it! Self awareness allows us to view the people in our lives as mirrors of our own state of consciousness. When you pay attention and truly see yourself clearly, the process of awakening is accelerated.

The depths of your understanding are fathomless and no matter how much you learn, you stand at the gateway of infinity. Miracles dance within your grasp and worlds of possibility swirl around you. The more peaceful your heart, the clearer your vision.

Set an intention is to explore new facets of yourself. You are a living embodiment of the Divine and your consciousness can awaken the consciousness in others.

Accept Yourself

“My whole teaching is this;
accept yourself,
love yourself,
and celebrate yourself.”
~Osho~
Our cultural imprinting teaches that something is missing. Many feel pressured to look or be a certain way, and indeed we have entire industries dedicated to ensuring a subconscious (or not so subconscious) belief that we are flawed. Because of this, many seek to transform their experience because they do not like a particular aspect of themselves or their life; however, when we approach change in this way, we actually reinforce the perceived negative circumstances to remain in place.
Take it to a higher dimension. When you choose to operate from a place of love and acceptance, your actions have greater power and momentum. It becomes easy to release old patterns and explore one’s relationship to life in a healthy and enlightened way.
Let your choices be a tribute to your unique way of being in the world. See yourself as a living expression of the Divine. Your words and actions will then be a peaceful and empowered reflection of the love you have for yourself.

Uncertainty

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.
~Bob Goff~

There is great peace to be found through mastering the Law of Detachment. In a world that’s evolving faster than ever before, old structures are dissolving. What was once considered stable is now as impermanent as shifting sand. Many are being swept along in this energy, not realizing that the intensity and transformation are leading them to golden shores of new possibility.

When we learn the art of detachment, we begin to live in the present moment without rigidly imposing our vision of how we believe things should be. To participate with detached compassion allows the opportunity to clearly see all the pathways which become available.
Set an intention to allow uncertainty to be an essential ingredient of your experience. Be willing to see what emerges from the chaos. Choose to allow uncertainty to be your path to freedom knowing that it will open you to infinite possibilities. You can experience all the joy, adventure and mystery of life.