Releasing expectation

Attachment creates suffering. “Disappointment is always a reminder that you’re still attached to something. Take that disappointment as opportunity to investigate.” ~Ezra Bayda~  Consider the moments in your life when the mind has attached to a specific outcome. How much energy was wasted by planning, worrying or attempting to get life to conform to a […]

The power of gratitude

This is the moment of transformation. “The little self, driven by fear and a craving for comfort, identifies only with ‘me.’ The true self, driven by nothing, identifies with the unbounded awareness that we truly are.” ~Ezra Bayda~  For those of you who know my backstory, my most challenging relationship this lifetime was with my […]

What is truly important?

The peace you are able to experience in the present moment is a barometer of your current level of consciousness. “We taste the profundity of existence by simultaneously holding both the suffering and the wonder of being alive.” ~Ezra Bayda~  When you really pay attention, everything and everyone is your teacher. Life presents endless opportunities […]

Illness and awakening

Illness is just another pathway to awakening. “Believing that we ‘create our own illness’ and that with ‘better’ practice we can ‘defeat’ it, is another version of believing in sin and salvation. Sickness, old age, and death are natural parts of life; and pain simply is. None of them are sins, enemies, or failings.” ~Ezra […]

Consciousness

When you shine the light of consciousness, everything is transformed. “If you understand it, the world is a great device to make you more conscious. Your enemy is your friend, and the curses are blessings, and the misfortunes can be turned into fortunes. It depends only on one thing: if you know the key of […]

Consistent Practice

Find what brings you peace and balance and allow that to be your expression of life. “Laziness means that you have dropped out of the creativity of the universe – you are standing aside while the universe goes on creating, day in day out.” ~Osho~  Consistent practice opens our energy to new ways of expressing […]

What is love?

Make your practice this: Harm no one… including yourself. “Truly healing suffering requires experiencing in your very cells, the distress that arises when you hold to your requirements that life be other than it is.” ~Ezra Bayda~  When considering the various levels of consciousness, love and judgment are at opposite ends of the spectrum. They […]

Victimhood vs Empowerment

Everything that unfolds in your experience is an opportunity to awaken. “Looking with a mind that’s awake shows the pulsating, shimmering beauty of life. Looking with mind engaged in thought shows only your thoughts.” ~Ezra Bayda~  When something goes “wrong” the ego creates a story in order to lay blame, justify actions, give up, procrastinate […]

You are love

All the energy that you send out into the Universe returns to you. “Can you imagine living in a world where paying too much, giving too much and trusting too much would all inevitable make you more? Yeah, everything makes you more in time and space. Especially spending, giving, and trusting in excess.” ~Mike Dooley~  […]

Subconscious beliefs

Our subconscious beliefs silently run our lives. “We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs.” ~Louise Hay~  When arranging the circumstances of this incarnation prior to birth, you chose the perfect parents, life situation and personality traits to facilitate the particular lessons […]