Adventure

“It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.”
~Ken Keysey~

Sometimes we feel safe within the routine of our lives, staying on familiar paths and seeking out those who support us in our beliefs; however, life is an adventure to be lived. We can experience the Now with intention, choosing to leave the past behind while seeking the gifts that await discovery.

If your situation is not one that allows you to explore new friendships and circumstances, use the beauty of old friendships as best you can – learning together, trying new things and allowing room for change.

Your insights and perceptions are unique by-products of the journey you have chosen to walk. There are no guarantees and while we can sometimes feel lost along the way, it’s the search that helps us to grow. Be willing to take risks. Expand your comfort zone and a world of infinite possibility will open. It’s natural to feel a little shaky when spreading your wings to fly but this is an opportunity to experience the freedom that life has to offer.

The ability to find serenity, peace and comfort in the midst of change is a wonderful skill to cultivate. Invite new adventures into your life and heed the call of the unknown.

Share Your Unique Gifts

“Our higher purpose is what we came here to do on a soul level. We are born with the specific interests, talents, and abilities to fulfill that purpose.”
~Shakti Gawain~
You bring something unique and sacred to the world of form and it can only be fully expressed when you choose to live from the heart. Whether you seek to touch one life or many, realize that you do make a difference. There has never been, nor will there ever be someone with your unique energy and way of being in the world. The journey of your soul can inspire others in ways that you cannot imagine.
Some may express themselves through art, invention, writing stories or raising children while others may be wonderful listeners, someone who remains positive in the face of challenges or free thinkers who accelerate our collective awakening. When your gift comes naturally, you may underestimate the impact it has on others, but you are quite literally fulfilling your life’s purpose simply by being yourself.

In a world of limitless possibility, there is great joy in exploration. New experiences will awaken facets of your spirit that are ready to shine.

Living in Paradox

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”
~Pema Chödrön~

Don’t try to change, simply be aware… awareness heals. Spiritual practice is often a blend of paradox – confusion and clarity, separation and wholeness, detachment and presence. The word paradox itself comes from the Greek para dokien which means beyond thought. See yourself as a physical expression of the Divine who wishes to experience life in all its forms. Teach yourself to look through the illusion and act consciously within the present moment. Eventually the illusion will become easier to see through as we remember our purpose: Oneness and Wholeness.

So many suffer, lost within the “why’s” and entrapped by the mind. The same energy, knowledge and peace discovered by all the masters who have walked the Path of Transformation awaits you within the openness of your own heart. For all your searching, ultimately the answers lie within.

It can take great courage to learn to trust your inner wisdom. Teachers and circumstances consistently point us inward, but until one is willing to see, there it waits. Trust, be gentle with yourself and open to the potential that joy brings. No matter what teachings you encounter, be led by your inner wisdom. Give yourself permission to live consciously within the paradox, without dissecting or analyzing it.

The Fire of Awareness

“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”
~Rumi~

Awareness is a living flame that burns within you. It burns away ego, greed, possessions, desire, expectation and limitation… and when all is gone, what remains? Only the light of pure potential.

Often we carry a debilitating fear of loss within us. We cling to things, people and ideas that hold us back from experiencing freedom. We are afraid to take a risk and can get lost in inaction. Only through purging can we allow wholeness and passion to shine through.

Imagine an exquisite work of art left forgotten in a dark corner. Over the years dust has built up, things have been piled around it and people pass it by without knowing its true value. And one day, in comes someone who knows what to look for. She can see through the muck and is excited to gently clear away the build-up. Slowly, the piece is returned to its natural glory. It is lit and lovingly displayed for all to enjoy and perhaps inspires others to see the potential for beauty around them.

You are the work of art. Your awareness is the art lover. Your spirit is the witness.

Stillness

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
~Deepak Chopra~
We cannot control other people or the events of life as they unfold. We can, however, control how we choose to respond to them. The quickest way to a healthy, conscious response is to be peaceful and balanced before challenges arise. Make inner stillness a priority. Slow down, breathe, observe. When the ego seems to demand that you react or opine, purposely move into mindful acceptance and compassion prior to choosing to speak or taking action.
In every moment you have the choice to accept or reject. Whether pleasant or not, what is, is. Rejection takes us out of the stillness of the present moment while acceptance takes us deeper into it. Challenges do not block you from awakening, they are the path of awakening.
External distractions, mental noise and emotional turbulence can block the voice of your inner wisdom. But even in moments of chaos, you can still access the stillness that resides in the background of your life. When you can slow down and step into that energy, you create a sense of peace in your experience. Let that stillness be the foundation of your interactions.
Wherever you are, be there completely. Immerse yourself within the task at hand and pay attention to the experience itself. Every cell in your body is filled with Divine intelligence. The infinite source of life itself seeks to express itself through you.

Beyond Illusion

“Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.”
~M. Scott Peck

No matter how long one walks in the dark, illumination is always at hand. The only goal of human existence is to awaken to who we truly are and each of us must ultimately walk the journey alone. Release the things which bring stress to your experience. When you find yourself juggling too many tasks at once, struggling to please those around you or placing excessive demands upon yourself, recognize that you have the ability to shift the energy. Beyond the illusion lies the peace and silence of your inner wisdom.

The emerging freedom will allow you to be as a butterfly releasing from the cocoon – forever transformed with new and exciting aspects of life to explore. Be willing to release any patterns within yourself that have created limitation in your life. The natural progression of spiritual awakening will allow you to navigate the journey in a way that is wholly unique.

Existence is overflowing with possibility and opportunities for expansion. The ideas of poverty, comparison, lack and fear are man-made concepts. Abundance is everywhere – watch nature in motion, try to count the stars, measure the gifts of sunlight. To live is to create a joyful existence. To be abundant is to honor life in motion, finding beauty in the layers of texture, color and taste.

Peace is Within You

“The moment you enter the Now with your attention, you realize that life is sacred. There is a sacredness to everything you perceive when you are present. The more you live in the Now, the more you sense the simple yet profound joy of Being and the sacredness of all life.”     
~Eckhart Tolle~ 

Beyond the mechanisms of the mind, beyond the cacophony of life and the intensity of emotion and desire, stillness resides. Limitless possibility is accessible within this spaciousness and we can choose to enter inner stillness at any time.

Cultivate the ability to quiet the mind and be present. This will allow you to see beyond illusion to recognize the sacredness of your true nature and will ultimately bring a greater sense of peace and joy into your life experience.

Mastery calls upon us to take personal responsibility for our state of consciousness in the present moment. Clarity arises from the stillness and we eventually discover that no matter how things may appear, all is well.

This wonderful world of illusion is very real for us, as are the emotions and insights that we experience. You can choose to create your own reality… and that’s the joy of awakening.

 

Enchantment Walks Beside You

“Each new day is a path of wonder, a path of invitation.”
~John O’Donohue~
Are you ready for the next step in your evolutionary process? Live beyond limitation. It’s time to free yourself from ideas of lack, doubt, fear… and stop thinking like a human. When you are ready for transformation, ask for assistance from your angels, spirit guides, healing masters and helpers. There are many, many beautiful beings (both seen and unseen) who have agreed to assist you on the journey. You never walk alone.
As your energy moves into expanded levels of consciousness, things will begin to move more quickly. Even when you choose to revisit old lessons, they will be recognized and transformed faster because of the work you have already done. Walk forward in faith knowing that life supports you. Honor the path of your awakening and be gentle with yourself throughout the process.
This is the moment of transformation. Pay attention to what you draw into your experience, for all that you see is a reflection of you. If you like what you see, embrace it! If you’re ready for a change, own it.  You are an infinite being living a life filled with enchantment and mystery… don’t limit it with rational explanations.

Joy

“Love opens the door of ancient recognition. You enter. You come home to each other at last. As Euripides said, ‘Two friends, one soul.‘”
~John O’Donohue~

You are a joyous expression of the Divine. When you chose to be joyful, there is no one in the world who can take that from you. Our experience of life is the physical expression of our current level of consciousness. Your light brings a unique energy into the world and as you evolve, you cultivate the ability to create a deeper connection with the joy of being.

True joy runs deeper than desire, experiences, disappointments or struggle. In the midst of challenge, it calls upon us to become the observer, to see life through the lens of compassion and freedom. Joy frees you from fear.
You are a master in the process of awakening, a beautiful masterpiece coming alive, each line drawn through the gift of experience. Seek only to be fully present with whatever unfolds. Quietly do your inner work and allow the infinite energy of the Divine to flow through you.
Remember to pause and appreciate where you are. Honor your journey as sacred with the realization that far more is happening on your behalf than you realize. Love rains down upon you from all dimensions… always.

Awakening is the Beginning

“The one who is free is not expecting anything at all. They are one with the unfolding stream of life.”
~Mooji~
As you move into expanded states of consciousness such as Willingness, Acceptance, Love or Peace, you’ll discover that old ways of being cannot make that journey. For instance, acceptance and anger cannot coexist in the same space; therefore, anger naturally ceases to be a primary focus and eventually it drops away. The freedom, the lightness of being allows you to walk through the doorway to a new expression of who you are.
The mind would have you believe that awakening is difficult, change is hard and that these old resentments are something that you are stuck with. Ask yourself, “Who would I be without this thought or behavior?” Often, a trickle of paradoxical unease rises as you may answer, “I’d be happy/contented/at peace.” The ego fears the unknown, even when the unknown is a healthy and joyful existence. After all, what would it do or who would you be without something to fight against?
When we drop the need to have struggle in our experience, life becomes easier. We discover that miracles abound and love is available as we begin to experience life from the higher new perspective. Even better, there are always new levels to explore.