“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
~susan polis schutz~
You are here to experience everything that life has to offer. It’s powerful to remember that, in every moment, you can consciously choose how you interpret your experiences. When you view the present moment through the filter of joy, you bring a higher awareness into any situation.
Life is filled with contrasts. Joy helps us to discover purpose, solutions, healing and strength in circumstances that can often be fraught with challenge. Your love is the guiding light during moments of darkness, and your willingness to walk forward will bring you once again into the realm of joy and empowerment.
Wisdom is attained through experience. Our challenges provide opportunities to strengthen aspects of our character that are ready to shine. Proceed, knowing that you are right where you need to be and that all you need to discover is waiting for your attention. Laugh at your foibles, and realize that you do not need to wait for a reason to celebrate. You can dance in the rain knowing that sunny days are ahead. And, if all else fails, lose yourself in the smile of a dog.
“It’s the paradox of the true spiritual path, but the more conscious we become of what limits us, the more limitless becomes our life.”
Don’t try to change, simply be aware… awareness begins the process of transformation. 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 it’s various forms. Teach yourself how to see through the illusion while acting consciously within the present moment. Eventually the illusion becomes easier to navigate on the path toward Oneness.
Be gentle with yourself and remain open to the potential that joy brings. No matter what teachings you embrace, you must ultimately trust your own divine nature in order to align with your truth and integrity. Give yourself permission to live consciously within the paradox without dissecting or analyzing it.
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 our searching, the answers lie within.
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”
In the face of infinity, our lives here are but an instant. Nowhere else can we experience tasting a strawberry or the joy of watching a sunrise. In this realm of separation we dance between polarities of light and dark, learning from contrasts. The human experience is a beautiful blend of challenge and success, love and loss, confusion and strength. We learn from one another.
Embrace whatever life offers. When we drop the narrative that certain experiences are right and others are wrong, we discover the threads of light woven through the heart and mind that create the nuance and depths of humanness.
Cultivate the ability to see through the distractions of the mind. Notice how often you get lost in thought and counteract that very human tendency by purposely going deeper into the Now. Consider utilizing a playful approach by seeking the gift that is inherent in every situation. You may come away with a deeper understanding of compassion and peacefulness.
Enjoy the little things. Savor the flavors that make your taste buds come alive. Appreciate the scents that travel on the winds to find you. See through the eyes of love. This moment is fleeting, yet it is eternity.
“The more you are at ease with yourself, you will find yourself more in a state of readiness.”
When one vibrates at the level of Joy, every experience becomes a vibrant space of awareness and grace. We approach our relationships, our projects and our work with a willingness to be fully present. This lack of resistance typically sets a flow in motion which allows us to do things right the first time and everyone in the vicinity is impacted. Humility and laughter set powerful energy in motion.
Last night a friend and I went into the studio to record crystal and Tibetan bowls for an affirmation project she is creating. Because we approached the moment with the desire to share this higher energy and were operating from a level of ease, both of us completed our tasks in one take.
Every experience offers an opportunity to interact consciously. In this manner we invite others to join us. Many times these unsuspecting souls are amazed when there are no problems to correct and no drama to endure. We teach most effectively by showing what awareness looks like in the world of form. Perhaps we planted seeds that will grow.
“The principles of abundance, synchronicity detachment, and oneness are operative in the universe. All you have to do is tune in to them and let them work through you.”
Untold facets make up the whole of human experience. There may be certain aspects of life that you handle quiet well, demonstrating an ability to approach them from a high level of consciousness and navigating successfully. This is likely the result of many lifetimes of work. As you perfect your ability to handle a particular lesson, it will no longer be needed in your experience.
Conversely, other lines of energy may be quite triggering. Should you notice any reactivity in you, observe it without self-criticism or blame and take ownership of your state of consciousness around that issue. This is where your work lies. Your awareness begins the process of transformation.
It’s OK to be human. No matter where you reside on the journey of awakening, remember that the soul always seeks to expand and love desires greater expression. Whether sacred or mundane, every experience has something to teach. The ultimate goal is to be a well-rounded, balanced, empowered and joyful being whose energy is transformative.
“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.”
~Neale Donald Walsch~
Our infinite Universe has a limitless supply of all that you desire. There is enough love, abundance, joy, health, radiance and fulfillment for each and every being on the planet. It is our birthright to immerse ourselves in life in such a way that we can simultaneously tap into the depths of understanding and wisdom while enjoying all the beauty that life has to offer.
The wonder of spiritual awakening is learning to balance all these varied aspects of experience while leaving the ego behind. As each layer of blockage or limitation is removed, we discover new realms of contentment. Wholeness allows you to be rich in physical experience, rich in discovery, in meditation and in consciousness.
“Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.” ~Isa Zapata~
Life offers us many choices. The lighter you become, the higher your vibration and the more easily you’ll align yourself with the Divine. We can choose to bring a sense of love, light and laughter to our experience.
“When you regain a sense of your life as a journey of discovery, you return to rhythm with yourself. When you take the time to travel with reverence, a richer life unfolds before you. Moments of beauty begin to braid your days.”
Discovering your inner truth comes through experience. Nothing is guaranteed, but the search helps us to grow. Allow yourself to be insecure, to face adversity and accept the challenges that the unknown has to offer. Much of spiritual awakening is prompted by the realization that there are vast levels yet to explore.
Life is here to offer whatever is needed in order for you to explore your unlimited potential. Taking one step at a time and giving your complete attention to the Now can bring new passion, creativity and clarity in to all that you do.
“The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.”
Discovering your inner truth comes through experience. Nothing is guaranteed, but the search helps us to grow. Allow yourself to be insecure, to face adversity and accept the challenges that the unknown has to offer.
Any limitations in your experience are self-imposed. Life is here to offer whatever is needed in order for you to awaken. Take one step at a time and give your complete attention to the Now. This will bring passion, creativity and clarity to all that you do.
Enlightenment is a process. Layer by layer we dance our way through the spiral of experience and discovery. Within the limitless energy of the Divine, infinite possibilities await. Live from the heart, meet new people and explore the unfamiliar.