Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Force Nothing...

Everyone has heard the term "go with the flow" but how many people have taken it literally? If we go with the flow aren't we conforming to what others want us to do? Hmmm? I would first think that maybe it meant to be a sheep and be asleep but really "going with the flow" is really the best advice to avoid much unneeded pain and suffering. I'm not saying be passive and live in ignorance. Not at all. What I am saying is, is that when the universe deals you a hand you always have a decision on how you deal with it. For example, let's say you are sitting in traffic and are almost to your exit. You are ready for the relief of all the congestion when suddenly someone cuts you off and makes you wait that much longer. What do you do? How do you react? You have a decision. Do you go off the curb and cut back in front of the person? Opp's I hear sirens. Do you scream, yell, and beep your horn? Ugh the person is getting out of their car...this could get ugly. Or do you take a deep breath and understand the universe is working under one big plan and for what ever reason, which you may never know, you weren't supposed to exit the freeway just yet. Maybe if you had a car would smash into and cause a tragic accident. The point being is that we choose to force things when they upset up. No one likes being upset or taken off track of what they were thinking was supposed to be happening. On a more personal scale we often have issues in our relationships where we need to take the same advice. If our we have an attraction to someone and we pour our heart out to them it is human nature to think the other person will be swooned and feel the same thing we do. Some of the time that may be true but for what ever reason it is not always the case. So....you have a choice. Do you keep pouring your heart out to that person in hopes they eventually respond? Why would you do that? Yes it feels good to express yourself, but that person is not going to change their heart because your being persistent. They may be flattered and want you to keep the love coming but you know things will not go anywhere and because you are forcing the issue you are holding yourself back from other possibilities and opportunities! What if all this time you were charming this one love you missed the opportunity of meeting your soul mate. You were so busy thinking you found the one even though they weren't receptive that you literally forced one situation and missed another.
We have to trust that life is happening just as it should. Even though the outcome is not what we want it we truly have to suck it up, bite down and bear it, and go with the flow. As soon as we force things that are not necessarily meant to be we have created friction and mad things that much harder for ourselves. It's kind of like when the judge says you need to go to jail for a month for a petty crime and you're so angry because you felt the sentence was unfair that while your in jail you fight everyone who crosses your path. Looks like you just made your pain that much worse and your sentence that much  longer.
In the end we always have a choice and if we want to choose "the easiest" route we need to just go with what the universe deals us with as little resistance as possible. Do not get me wrong. There will be challenges that the universe sends us that does call for our attention, but you truly need to decide when the universe is showing you a different path and when you need to grab the shovel to get through that path. Getting in tune with your higher self and looking within to what is true and real is very important for our connection to what the universe has in store for us. We do not need to walk upon this earth blindly accepting whatever is in front of us....the universe is constantly talking to us and explaining what is happening in the moment...it is up to you if you choose to tune in and listen or tune out and be a pawn. Once again you have a choice. In the mean time try not to force things....and go with the flow...and when your ready....take that step to learn how to go within and suddenly learn the language of the gods....silence.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ancient Wine

It seems that it has been eternity since I have sipped your wine,
The night was dark and the stars were perfectly aligned,
The heavens were singing their songs of mystic celebration as your hair shone in the moonlight...
I know you do not remember it as I, but it is the silence and magic of the moment that brings me back... I can still smell the evening dusk as we mingled on the old porch...
clouds swarmed through my head and suddenly ecstasy tease my lips...never had I been so alive as the few moments I spent swimming in the essence of your soul...memories of a time long past flashed through my minds eye and in that instant I realized...here we were again...
As quickly as the moment came the gods chased it away...as if it never happened and the memory was all that remained...What did I do so wrong that I was not allowed the pleasure of your wine in this life...why was the breeze so sweet, oh how the aroma so strong...
I see it as being blessed...a time that felt so right sang to me like a lullaby...tomorrow is a new day and forever will still remain...I have faith that the glass will come to my lips again...as I hold on the memory will never fade...until we meet again no wine will taste the same

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Mystic Poet

...says how he feels even if it makes no rational sense...

...is his real self even if others see it as weak...

...cares not if your good or evil but only that love dwells somewhere within...

...will change the way you look at life even without meaning to...

moral of this post....

be your authentic self at all costs

peace


 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Free Me...


Putting these feelings into words is like trying to teach nature how to breathe....its impossible to do...Its about a story so old that language did not exist then...when I envision your soul a vibration goes through my being that is so familiar everything else seems merely like a dream...what is this feeling and how do I make it sing to you...it's so alive within me it races the blood through my veins trying to free me from this vessels limitations...if only there was a way that I could touch your soul from the inside out and awaken the feelings in this sleepy existence...maybe then the barriers would fall to the ground like the old rusty chain which has help our souls prisoner in this ego driven reality...outside these feelings the world is not understanding of what dwells within the true nature of love...if my soul could escape and seep into your being to that place so deep within you your body would quiver as the feelings awaken and beg to flee from its dreary captor....it is upon this moment of pure alchemy that language and life need not exist for true freedom has been achieved and our souls are united once again and dancing in the seas of eternity....

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's All About The Process....No Skipping Steps


What does it mean to skip steps? Everything in life has a process. When we grow from children to adults we have stages and steps to go through, when we plan something there are stages and steps to go through, and when we experience a moment of any nature we go through stages and steps to process it. If we try to go from point A to point C without first stopping off at point B we are skipping steps. When we skip steps we are forced to repeat them later or else we create experiences and challenges that force us to experience them holding us back from moving forward. There is technically NO skipping steps. I learned through being a foster parent that many children skip steps in their early development. Because their parent's didn't hug and hold them enough they skipped vital steps, or because they never had a crib or bed they never felt secure or closed in and skipped that step in their development. In turn these children need to have those early experiences recreated. If they continue on without recreating these experiences they will have many challenges to go through in life until they do so. This is the same for adults who go through traumatic experiences. When their is a sudden break up or event that happens in a relationship like death you must go through all the stages and steps in order to process what has happened. You can not skip steps. If you choose to live in denial and not deal with what has happened to you, you will not grow and create much unneeded havoc in your life. This came to my consciousness recently due to some unexpected traumatic experiences that changed my life in an instant. I immediately wanted to detach from the experience and move on with life but the more I tried to do so the harder time I had emotionally. I was being forced to go through the process. I was consciously realizing I was not able to process what was happening because I was trying so hard to skip steps. The stages of grief one must go through are shock and denial, pain and guilt, anger and bargaining, depression and reflection, the up turn and reconstruction,  and working through acceptance and hope. I wanted to skip all of them and get right to reflection and reconstruction! It just does not work that way. Instead I found myself in the middle of denial and swimming through guilt. The basis of this post is to help bring awareness to the fact that skipping steps is the same as sweeping things under the carpet, it will still be there until you deal with it. In life we can wake ourselves up to being more self aware and recognizing stages and patterns in life, when we actually go through them the process will be much easier and smoother. It is when we choose to shut ourselves off and not want to deal and feel things that we make things so very much harder and drawn out.
All in all.....deal with life straight on as it presents itself and do not fear the pain you will feel....allow yourself to feel it, process it, and then finally let it go!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Language That Has No Words...

Secret Places

Lovers find secret places 
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty.

Reason says, Nonsense.
I have walked and measured the walls here.
There are no places like that.

Love says, There are.

Reason sets up a market 
and begins doing business.
Love has more hidden work.

Hallaj steps away from the pulpit
And climbs the stairs of the gallows.

Lovers fell a truth inside themselves
That rational people keep denying.

It is reasonable to say, Surrender
Is just an idea that keeps people
From leading their lives.

Love responds, No. This thinking
Is what is dangerous.

Using language obscures
What Shams came to give.

Every day the sun rises
Out of low word-clouds
Into burning silence.
~Rumi


TRANSLATION:
There are no words that are truth...the only way to know truth is to learn the language that has no words....with the understanding that words will not lead to a clear form of truth you can go about the world truly able to embody compassion...


Monday, September 8, 2014

Reincarnation? What?

Not everyone believes in reincarnation and this posts intent is not to try and persuade anyone to believe in one thing or another. This post is for people who are already familiar with the term reincarnation and want to explore it a bit further. Who wish to possibly expand their awareness.

Is the purpose of reincarnation purely so your soul can remember who it is? So that you keep coming back over and over to learn all the lessons you need to know so you can understand who and what you truly are. Not ego...but one consciousness.

The answer is no.

 First off let me throw you off a bit by saying "technically there is no such thing as reincarnation because time is an illusion and does not really exist." In actuality our soul is experiencing multiple fragments of our selves in many parallel realities all simultaneously. Our brains can not fathom this because we are thinking from a 3D perspective but in meditation or other alter forms of consciousness (such as taking LSD or DMT) you can tap into an other self in another awareness and begin to grasp this, and in turn bring that awareness back and eventually fusing the two selves together. What is actually happening is that the "one" consciousness is trying to wake up all the other fragmented selves and wake them back up and fuse back into "one"....as in we are all "one".
Now when we experience dejavu or recall a past life what we have done is actually brought into awareness a fragmented self and are able to overcome that self and move this self forwardone step closer to ultimate oneness.

So in some ways reincarnation is to learn lessons and it may appear you are learning the same things over and over until  you finally get it right...but really all your fragmented selves are learning these things simultaneously and you are only aware of part of it. The power of knowing that we are aware in parallel  realities is we can find ways in this reality to tap into those awareness's in order to make this reality more tolerable. Earth is a very low energy place and in the 3D perspective we experience it through intense pain and joy. In other realities pain is not needed because that awareness has already reached a place of understanding. If we tap into a past awareness we can heal it and let it go and in this awareness whatever it was you healed will change for the positive in the now. You can also tap into the more aware consciousness and bring its knowledge back into the now to heal and conquer. Merely reading this post and trying to wrap your brain around the reality of parallels and the power you have to control the moment is expanding your awareness to the point that some sort of healing and change will happen.

Change is inevitable.

Taking this post a tad further and helping you see further outside the box. Your soul is not only fragmented here on the planet earth. Your soul is fragmented in both light and dark beings in various stages of awareness. In this self you may be extremely fond of Sea Turtles and you may look up information on Native American tribal Sea Turtle medicine and see what the strengths and weaknesses of Sea Turtles is and completely relate to it with what is going on in your life. Who knows maybe in another awareness your self is a Sea Turtle and in this self the awareness of its strengths and weaknesses wakes you up to something you need to learn to grow. Hey maybe that self as a Sea Turtle isn't even from another time. Maybe that fragmented part of yourself is in the ocean at this very moment as you are on the beach thinking of Sea Turtles.

Or, maybe you are a light being with supreme intelligence and on a mission to keep the universe in tact. You know how people think we have doppelgangers? Someone somewhere else that looks exactly like us...Who is to say?  Who knows? But it goes back to the saying that as soon as you can think it it can be. Be aware of your thoughts. Use them to grow...use it to wake up!

Keep in mind too that this self, here and now, may not even be here to learn anything. Maybe this self is here to remember so that the others wake up. Maybe your experience right now is expanding awareness enough to wake another soul up. Maybe the pain you go through this evening when you get bit by the neighbors dog is an experience that will help expand someone else's awareness. Maybe this awareness is merely a form of sacrifice you agreed to in this times awareness so others will finally wake up. Haven't you heard the term your born already knowing. Why do you think that is? Do we all already know this...and were just remembering? So we snap out of it? Am I here so YOU snap out of it?

I feel extremely empowered to know that this pain isn't for nothing and that it won't last forever. I feel extremely powerful and whole knowing that I really do have full control over how I experience this existence.

All in all your soul is who you really are and it does not matter what awareness or perspective you try to look at it from. In the end you and we are all "one". It all fuses together and is all one consciousness.

Now you just need to decide what you are going to do with this new awareness!