Friday, July 23, 2010
Happy Friday, everyone. Yes, I didn’t write for 2 weeks. Thank you to those that checked in with me to make sure I was all right. How thoughtful of you and appreciated by me.
I know I have been pretty darned political in my last several blogs. Some of you love it, and some don’t. But, lately, I find that worldly stuff is just too important to ignore. In this blog, I will just quote a section from a book, and then move on to what’s going on in my life and share, once again, inspirational stuff.
Excerpted from “Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age” edited by Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan, the chapter entitled, If You See Something Say Something:
It’s too painful to go there, I’m headed outside for a smoke. It’s too painful to go there, I’m busy learning Italian. It’s too painful to go there, my therapist told me to stay positive. She said that whatever I experience is up to me, that I create my own world. My guru said the same thing. I see children swallowing pharmaceuticals to get through the day. I see arbitrary national borders separating us from our humanity. I see two wolves fighting in my heart, one vengeful and the other compassionate. Which one will I feed today? Will I behave as if the god in all of life matters? Or will I come after you, blaming and accusing? Which one will I feed today?
Take a moment and think about that last few sentences. Wow!
What’s been up with me? Big news was that my husband’s last day on his job in Florida was July 9th. Even though we knew that was a possibility because he is a contractor, it is still quite shocking when you learn you will be unemployed. That of course, translates into “There will be no more income.” I teach yoga classes, so we all know that does not pay the bills. Well, it used to at one point when I lived in Santa Barbara, but I taught a heck of a lot of classes and supplemented that income with being a body worker, hypnotherapist, and wedding officiant.
Of course, we both went through the phases of loss and then since we are both very spiritual, we knew it was time to find our center and create a new job. Of course, Jim did all of the necessary things in order to find a new job. So do thousands and thousands of people. And, yes, he has fantastic qualifications. But, so do thousands and thousands of people. Now, it can be called “good luck.” But, since we both are metaphysical, we know it has to do with the spiritual laws of the universe. I mentioned this in many of my other posts. It is imperative to TRUST! You have to really believe, trust, have faith you will get a job. And, not just a job, oh no, you have to trust you will get the job that will feed your soul as well as your body.
Jim wrote out what he would like to have in his new job including the “feeling” stuff, like being valued and appreciated, etc. When he was done, we lit a candle and visualized him doing the work he likes in an atmosphere that is conducive to well-being and being paid the salary he deserves. Next, we just believed he would get that job. We didn’t have any doubts. We did not care that facts say this is the worst economy in a long time. We didn’t care that more IT work is outsourced to other countries. We did not care about any negative “facts.” The most important thing was that Jim did what needed to be done to get interviews and just trusted the best job will be offered to him.
Jim’s last day, as I said, was July 9th, his new signed contract of employment was July 19th. If that wasn't great enough, two more positions were offered to him after he already signed with the company in Nashville. We were happy that Nashville came in first since we rather not have moved to New Jersey or Miami. But, it certainly was so wonderful to know that his interviews went so well he was offered three jobs!!
So this serves as a reminder to do your best to let go of the fear and doubt as soon as that thought comes in. Train your mind to think of what you prefer as your desired outcome. Practice, practice, practice, because it is a lifetime journey.
"Anything you desire to do, you can do ..... anything!"
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Live creatively, love passionately, laugh uncontrollably, and learn constantly Until next time, my friends.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy Friday, everyone. Yes, I am at it again about living your life from your heart and embracing peace and harmony. Not because it is a nice thing to do and helps your life be healthier and happier, but because our world depends on it. I have attended several lectures over the last two weeks regarding the oil spill, war, climate change, etc. I have come to know that a sustainable world will only be possible by thinking differently.
We all have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. I just ordered 2 books on Amazon. One is “Shift Your Habit” by Elizabeth Rogers and “The Green Book: The Everday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step At A Time.” by the same author. Unfortunately, it is not just about one thing. We must be at peace with each other and we must live our lives differently by “shifting our habits.”
"The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now."
"Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world."
Eckhart Tolle –
Two great quotes by Tolle. I highly recommend reading “ A New Earth.” After you read it, refer back to it and practice, practice, practice living by the principles.
There is a science behind all of this. What exists at first in the imagination, visualized by enough people in a telepathic wave of love, will in time become a reality.
José Arguelles -
After a lifetime of spiritual seeking, Nirmala met his teacher, Neelam, a devotee of H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji). After experiencing a profound spiritual awakening in India, he has been offering satsang (gatherings for the truth) in the U.S. and internationally since 1998. Nirmala offers a unique vision and a gentle, compassionate approach, which adds to this rich tradition of inquiry into our true nature. He is the author of several books, including Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond the Illusion of a Separate Self and Living from the Heart. More information and FREE downloads of several of his books are available at: http://www.endlesssatsang.com/
Awareness is the beginning of all separation. Prior to awareness, there is just oneness or "is-ness," with nothing separate from the oneness that would be able to experience it. With the birth of awareness comes the subtle distinction of two things: that which is aware and the object of awareness. And yet, those two are connected by this mysterious force we are calling awareness, or love.
This flow of awareness and love that connects you to all you experience is the true source of satisfaction and joy.
Here is an example of peace in action by communication, not by bombing and killing.
The Iraq Peace; Reconciliation College Tour
A cross-cultural peace mission designed to open a direct line of communication between the American and Iraqi people and connect the next generation of leaders of our two countries.
An Interactive Forum to Build Relationships between the Next Generation of Leaders in America & Iraq
We are connecting the American and Iraqi people, outside of the influences of partisan media or governmental agendas.
On May 9th, 2010 Global Access Media facilitated a compassionate and groundbreaking dialogue between college students at University of California, Santa Barbara and Islamic University, Baghdad. This is the start of a new and hopeful relationship between the people of Iraq and America. It is a chance for a new beginning, a beginning that starts with a series of open and honest communication events. Join us on this peace mission that connects the next generation of leaders of America and Iraq and builds relationships for a peaceful future.
You can watch a 10 minute film of the groundbreaking peace dialogue HERE at http://www.globalaccessmedia.org/
“My views of Americans have changed. I now see the American people as suffering with us and seeking peace with us. We plead that you repeat these dialogues again and again.”
Iraqi student participant
“Just to see their faces, to laugh together, made an impact on me. We are much more similar than I realized. I now believe peace is definitely possible and communication is the key.”
- American student participant
As Eckhart Tolle said, “Evolve or die.” We must have absolute tolerance in order for all of us to survive or we will end up destroying everything.
For a few minutes of bliss, read this and then do it. Close your eyes. Put your right hand on your heart and your left hand on your belly. Breathe slowly with the feeling “All is well in my world.” Do this for at least a few minutes. End this with taking in one big full breath through your nose, thinking you are breathing in health and well being, and big “haaaa” exhale with your mouth, thinking you are letting go to pain, suffering or any negativity. Now, don’t you feel a bit better?
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