Laughter

“Celebration is a thankfulness; it is a prayer out of gratitude. It is recognition of the gift that has been given to us…”
~Osho~

Some people see life as drudgery. Everything becomes heavy and difficult because of the energy they bring to their life situations. Yet others, perhaps appearing simple or foolish to the uninitiated, somehow play their way through life and manage to navigate challenges with greater ease.The higher your vibration, the easier things flow. Bring joy into your experiences in any way that you can. Be together for the sheer joy of it. Celebrate as you walk the path of transformation without attachment to an end result. Life is rarely as serious as the ego would like you to believe it to be and there are many, many opportunities to bring lightheartedness into your experience. When you utilize playfulness as a powerful aspect of your awakening, you will cultivate a balance of innocence and clarity and learn to welcome laughter in with an open heart.

It is safe to be open and vulnerable. Every moment is a beautiful new beginning.

The Canvas of our Lives

“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.”
~Louise Hay~

You bring something unique and beautiful to the planet that no one else can. All that you have experienced has brought you here and now, to this place. Know that your life is your message. When mindful insight and joy inform your decisions, something amazing begins to happen. Your light becomes an inspiration.

Undoubtedly, your journey has likely been a blend of overcoming challenges and discovering your passions while fumbling your way toward ecstasy. The path of awakening is not always an easy one. We are called upon to face the shadows of the soul in order to transcend them. And finally, when we step into the light of day, we emerge transformed.

Celebrate how far you have come. Your journey is one of expansion and yet, you have just barely scratched the surface of what is possible. You may be surprised to discover that you are a courageous spirit who can overcome anything. You stand at the threshold of a new life… what will you choose to create?

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.