Going with the flow

Everything offers an opportunity to awaken. “Life’s magic is a lot like a swift flowing river. No matter how long you’ve overlooked it or unwittingly swam against it, the instant youstop struggling you’re back in the flow, hat down low, coolest cat on the block.” ~The Universe~ Acceptance is not predicated upon liking something. Certainly […]

The transformative path to freedom

Awakening is the process of releasing the things that block us from seeing clearly. “Expecting an epiphany – some single moment of insight that will forever banish the experience of fear, anger, neediness – may prevent us from noticing the slow and almost imperceptible ways spiritual practice subtly transforms us. With patience and perseverance, our […]

Oneness with all life

Living in a space of Oneness calls upon us to see the sacred in everything. “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 […]

Helplessness

Choose to see the perfection in the imperfection. “We dread the helplessness of losing control. Yet freedom lies in recognizing the reality that some things are ever beyond our control – the only option is to make peace with helplessness itself.” ~Ezra Bayda~ Intense change is a shock to the system. Just as a loud […]

Initiation

Resisting the dark passage of initiation will create imbalance and crisis. “All deaths, all endings, are a passage to the next beginning. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can be changed from one form to another, but it can neither be created nor destroyed. Once we understand that all death is merely a […]

Blaming

Be willing to take complete responsibility for your own joy. “Blaming is an addiction. Justifying ourselves can keep us lost in our stories for hours, days, and even years. Blaming puts the focus on the perceived faults of the other and lets us evade the necessity of directing our attention inward. Blame always separates, always […]

Opening to receive

This is the moment of renewed clarity, opening and awareness. “The more Light you have, the better you can see what is trivial and outmoded in your conditioning.” ~Ralph Blum~ The light of consciousness dispels the darkness that obstructs some aspect of your life situation. When you choose to open to receive, it is ready […]

Oneness with all life

Live gently. “As we feel the pain that all people feel in facing an uncontrollable world, compassion naturally arises – even for our ‘enemies.’ ” ~Ezra Bayda~ Collectively, much of humanity is absorbed in the mundane, obsessed with appearances and the unfolding dramas around them and have forgotten or neglected the only thing that matters […]

Disruption

Life’s disruptions reveal your strengths. “…something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point where our knees hit the floor.” ~Marianne Williamson~ Acceptance is saying “Yes” to life. It is not dependent upon liking what is unfolding, rather, it is […]

Buddhist prayer of forgiveness

Forgiveness is releasing your attachment to resentment. “Looked at from a spiritual standpoint, our discomfort in any given situation provides a signal that we are out of alignment with spiritual law and are being given an opportunity to heal something.” ~Colin Tipping~ As long as there is one person whom you can’t forgive, there is […]