Present Moment Empowerment

How can you express love for yourself in this moment? Begin there and then extend it outward.

See your thoughts for what they are: just thoughts. And see them for what they aren’t: the truth about who you are and what life is.
~Ezra Bayda~

When you are fully present and operating from the highest state of consciousness that you can, all your actions will carry that high frequency of energy. When caught in the web of thought, your energy becomes diffused, scattered… likely creating a need to revisit or correct distracted actions. The mind will always seek to block your momentum by jumping to worst case scenarios; however, this is your moment of transformation. As a spiritual master in the process of awakening, you can choose to utilize this opportunity to see the tools you have cultivated thus far in action. Breakthrough comes when we demonstrate a willingness to view life differently.

Take time to slow down and breathe. The key is to rise above thought and allow that wider perception to activate the seeds of infinite possibility within you. In this moment, what can you do to enhance your sacred space, express love or nurture yourself? What conscious actions can you take to break free from limiting patterns and beliefs? Get creative and simply embrace any changes in your usual routine. It may be interesting to see what you discover.

Trust the Process

Times of disruption and change prompt us to wake up and pay attention.

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
~Rabandranath Tagore~

As we learn to walk forward into the unknown, we discover that life has a way of pivoting us in the direction most important for our souls growth. Collectively, we share our dreams and fears and learn through our interactions with one another. Trust the processes of your awakening. Be willing to say say yes to life and observe what lessons unfold.

Rather than attaching to specific outcomes, leave some room for the Universe to surprise you. Times of uncertainty prompt us to pay more attention in the present moment. This heightened state of awareness is the harbinger of a shift in consciousness. Moments of self reflection often awaken inner wisdom and a sense of peace that can ultimately impact the rest of your journey in miraculous ways.


Appreciation, gratitude and wonder create a life filled with meaning and joy.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to experience everyday epiphanies… those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
~John Milton~

We make a difference. Our ability to redefine how we view success, to step into joy, to focus on creating greater awareness and less reactivity combine to transform the world around us. The challenges we face are meant to burn away ego-driven attachment. Since each of us is different, we process these lessons in different ways and discover unique insights that ultimately lead to personal transformation.

Nothing is more important than your state of consciousness. Gratitude is a powerful tool which can bring you more fully into the present moment. The Tao te Ching teaches that there are always 10,000 things for which we can be grateful; therefore, when we focus upon the love and abundance that surround us rather than placing our attention on what we perceive as problems that need to be fixed, we create opportunities of growth in every experience we encounter. As we expand our consciousness, our compassion and love begin to dissolve the barriers between us.


Contentment Comes From Within

Each of us must take responsibility for our own joy.

“The deeper, more genuine experience of happiness is the natural state of our Being when we are not so caught up in our self-centered thoughts and emotions. Ask yourself:
Am I truly happy right now?
What blocks happiness?
Can I surrender to what is?”
~Ezra Bayda~
Ego-driven happiness is based upon attachment to an outcome. The mind sets a goal or expresses a desire which sparks movement on one’s journey. The goal’s only purpose is to create new experiences which will facilitate awakening; however, once the mind attaches, the goal becomes the motivating factor which determines whether or not life is perceived as enjoyable.
Picture someone who is suffering. Is it not because something didn’t turn out as planned? The spouse leaves, the lucrative job slips away, children make their own mistakes, health challenges arise… The antidote is acceptance. Acceptance is not dependent upon whether or not we like something, it is a state of mind and a way of being.
When you make the choice to be happy, you’ll begin to discover how important your thoughts are. Utilize the three questions provided above to bring yourself present. Each question has the zen-like ability to take you deeper into the Now, to tap into your own light and potential. Enjoy your dreams and goals but do not attach to them. Begin with the realization that any perceived blockages are actually vital aspects of your growth and ultimately will lead you to discover the true joy of being.

Allowing What Is

This moment, whatever if offers, is the place where your spiritual work can be done.
“We dread the helplessness of losing control. Yet freedom lies in recognizing the reality that some things are ever beyond our control – and the only option is to make peace with helplessness itself.”     
~Ezra Bayda~ 

The challenges we face, whether personal or global, provide opportunities to rise above old ways of being. Moments of intensity or disruption call upon us to find common ground and compassion, to reconsider priorities or to extend a hand in kindness. No matter what unfolds in your experience, know that it is exactly what is required for your souls growth.

Often, when change is required, disruption will come to shake things up and break us free from patterns that have created stagnant energy. Once the dust settles and we process the lessons and insights available, we’ll discover a new foundation upon which to build as we move forward. In spite of how things appear, everything works toward the highest good of all involved.

Together we rise. Our sojourn on this planet leads us through the illusion of separateness to the truth of our connectedness… and at the core of everything? Love.

Know Thyself

There is nothing more empowering than being consistent, inspired and authentic.

“Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of [disruption]. The inner strength you have funded until now in your life is your support and guide at a time when everything you’ve taken for granted is being challenged.”     
~Ralph Blum~   

You are far more than the experiences of this life. Underneath the concept of what role you play, your likes and dislikes, goals and dreams, fear and desire, is the true infinite nature of your divinity. You’ve cultivated a life filled with opportunities to know yourself at the deepest level.

Practice looking beyond the obvious. Create silent spaces in your experience to explore the vastness of the infinite. See your life as an adventure knowing that you have the ability to emerge from any challenge with surprising courage and resilience.

To know yourself as Consciousness having a human experience frees you from being dependent upon outcomes. A playfulness comes into your life and you’ll discover the joy that is your true nature.

The Magic of New Beginnings

Taking a leap into the unknown accelerates your inner growth.
“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
~Ram Dass~

When you venture into the unknown you have the opportunity to discover and cultivate aspects that have long laid dormant and seek expression. Your soul begins to shine with an inner light. Fear brings your attention fully into the present moment while courageousness allows you to move forward anyway.

When we walk life’s journey without a road map, we allow room for the Universe to surprise us. The ego’s desire to plan and prepare prior to taking risks only blocks us from the miracles that will inevitably be drawn into our experience.

Choose to see everything as an opportunity to expand who you are. Even failure has great beauty to share, and indeed, failure leads us to levels of potential that can never be discovered when things are flowing effortlessly.

This Moment is Sacred

This moment is alive and filled with infinite possibility.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
~Marcus Aurelius~

Awaken the heart of compassion. Scatter seeds of joy throughout your day, pausing to appreciate the uniqueness of it, the beauty of it. Remind yourself often to be aware of the gifts that are all around you.

It can be easy to get caught up in the drama of daily living. We live in a world filled with distraction but also one of inspiration. Each of us has an opportunity to choose how we wish to experience the present moment. When you begin the day with mindfulness and gratitude, you set the stage rather than react to whatever life has to offer.

So, how can you bring your meditation to life? By seeing the physical world as a spiritual experience… by experiencing this moment as sacred… by allowing kindness and compassion to guide your decisions.

Be open to change and willing to receive the unexpected. Your life’s purpose is to awaken. To be awake is to be aligned with joy.

One With Everything

Oneness calls upon us to live in a way that is purposeful, sacred and connected.

“The whole of planet earth
is a sacred site.
All people are the chosen people,
and the purpose of our lives
is a spiritual one.

May we care for each other
and for the earth, for everything
relates to everything else.

Feeling this Oneness,
may we radiate the light of love
and kindness that all may live
in unity and peace.”
~Radha Sahar~

Something powerful happens when we embrace one another in love. A synergy awakens and the collective energy expands, bringing an entirely new vibration into being.

Tending to your own state of consciousness ensures that you will bring the best version of yourself to all of your interactions. When approaching a situation, ask “What do I have to offer?” Give of your kindness, time and attention with the selflessness born of a awakened heart.

There is no limit to what we can do together. We have the opportunity to be frequency holders for one another in order to create a space where a transformation can occur.


Transforming breakdowns into breakthroughs

Nothing is more important than your state of consciousness.

“Breakdown is when you don’t know any meditation and your logic becomes irrelevant. Then there is a breakthrough: you enter into a new world, a new vision, a new perspective.”

In moments when blockages seem to keep you locked in old patterns and you find yourself at an impasse, it’s time to do something… anything!… to release the energy and move forward. There is great power to be found within the intense shake-ups of our lives. We move into a phase of breakthrough, where old limitations and beliefs are shattered. When the dust settles, whatever remains provides a strong foundation for the next phase of your life and you’ll be amazed at the vitality and empowerment you discover.

The object of spiritual awakening is to transform breakdowns into breakthroughs. The greatest adventure you can experience is to face a challenge from a high level of consciousness. Yes, chaos is possible (and likely guaranteed) but through willingness and awareness, your experience can be transformed into one filled with meaningful insights and empowerment.

It’s one thing to have spiritual knowledge, it’s quite another to apply it successfully to life situations when you need it the most. You are discovering and cultivating the tools that can transform your experience to one of mastery.

You have an opportunity to share your insights, love and laughter. With this newfound freedom, allow yourself to be liberated and rise above. The divine light of your soul is one of purity and radiance – you are being asked to recognize the divinity within you and present it to the world through your conscious approach to life.