It is in our nature to defy gravity, to transcend the limitations of the reasoning mind and connect with an inner realm of mystical truth. We have always been on the quest for this truth; we have always been seeking a way to defy the laws that weigh us down in ordinary thought. From a Renaissance of the mind, we are now coming full circle to a mystical Renaissance. It’s time to learn the truths that govern our interior soul.
~ Carolyn Myss
[oh, sing it, woman!!!]
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
[... and one day my soul just opened up ...!]
Mystical understanding is a ray of light, God’s kiss that transforms us back into who we truly are. Each of us can put down the burden of our false self and allow our truth to reemerge.
~ Marianne Williamson
[oooooooh, sensing a theme here -- yeah, baby!]
— Trust in yourself. This means hearing your soul speak in whatever way it does. Intuition is generally a reliable voice, in whatever form it expresses itself individually. Mahatma Gandhi explained his sense of it: “What is Truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying that it is what the ‘voice within’ tells you.”
— Trust in others. This means noninterference as much as possible. Everyone has the universe located in him or her; trusting others frees you from feeling obligated to interfere. In the words of Lao-tzu in the Tao Te Ching: “Do you think you can take over the universe and improve it? I do not believe it can be done.”
— Trust in the Source of being. This means trusting the mystery of creation. The universal Source of all creation, invisible though it may be, guides you just as it guided your development in the womb. When you trust in Divine intelligence, you cooperate and invite the shift to Meaning.
[yes-yes-yes-YES! sorry, I just get so danged excited. only, I'm really not sorry!]
How open is your heart? How available are you to love?
Fish don’t practice swimming—love is our water, and you are a natural swimmer…are you making love harder than it needs to be?
~ Wendy Robbins
[love is who we *are*... so be that.]
Because you will not be judged, you cannot be condemned.
Because you will never be condemned, you will know at last that love is unconditional.
~ Neal Donald Walsch (or, God)
The choices that others make cannot negatively impact your experience unless you include them in your experience through your attention to them. Things come to you only through your Vibrational invitation—and they remain only by your continuing attention to them.
Your Universe is based upon freedom. Freedom for everyone to choose what they give their attention to, and therefore what they choose to experience. And your interaction with one another provides a contrasting basis that assures continual expansion.
When others achieve Vibrational alignment with something they desire, they in no way deprive you of your desires. If your time-space reality has inspired a desire within you, it is certain that your desire can be fulfilled, for your Earth environment has the potential of satisfying the essence of all desires.
[ok ... I confess ... I gasped outloud at this next one...!]
The path to enlightenment is not a path at all, Dena, it's actually a metaphor for the time it takes for you to allow yourself to be happy with who you already are - no matter what.
Just do it, The Universe
Synchronicity may appear random, but at closer look you will see that the universe is giving what you asked for.
When events appear to fit together perfectly in our lives it may seem at first that they are random occurrences, things that are the result of coincidence. These synchronous happenings, though, are much more than that, for, if we look at them more closely they can show us that the universe is listening to us and gently communicating with us. Learning to pay attention to and link the things that occur on a daily basis can be a way for us to become more attuned to the fact that most everything happens in our lives for a reason – even when that reason is not clear right away.
When we realize that things often go more smoothly than we can ever imagine, it allows us to take the time to reflect on the patterns in our lives. Even events that might not at first seem to be related to each other are indicators that the universe is working with, not against, us. This idea of synchronicity, then, means that we have to trust there is more to our lives than what we experience on a physical level. We need to be willing to look more closely at the bigger picture, accepting and having confidence in the fact that there is more to our experiences than immediately meets the eye. Being open to synchronicity also means that we have to understand that our lives are filled with both positive and negative events. Once we can recognize that one event is neither more desirable nor better than the other – they all have an overall purpose in our lives - then we are truly ready to listen to the messages the universe gives us.
While we may not be able to see everything in our lives as being synchronous, we can certainly use hindsight to be more aware of how the universe guides us. This sense of wonder at the mysteries of the universe and the interconnectedness present in our lives will help us see our overall ways of being and will in turn make it easier to work more consciously towards our spiritual evolution.
[I do adore the serendipitous nature of synchronicity -- and it's fun to type, too!)
[Just now, as I looked at the time, it shifted to 11:11 ...! :) ]
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
~Robert F. Kennedy
[having "failed" ... only to discover that it was the very liberation that I desperately needed, I am learning to trust the inner Voice ... I am learning to walk on the edge of the cliff ... I am daring to believe that if I fall, I'll either be caught, or learn to fly ...]
Enjoy where you are and you'll be where you're going.
[don't be thinking this quote is about geography ...!]
So at this moment, there is great awe and wonderment at the process again. How quickly we forget! How quickly we forget the grandness that we are. And how clearly this demonstrates what we refer to as the Great Remembrance. Remembering your true nature. Remembering that you are Source, first and foremost.
That you are eternal beings of light, of energy, of love. This is your true nature, you see. And any time you have a thought that is different from that, it is not a true thought. Any time you see yourself as smaller than your greatness, it is not a true thought, it is a lie.
We are the Beloved. And so are you.
~ Kenton David Bell
On this day of your life, Dena, I believe God wants you to know...
...that all problems can evaporate in the blink of an eye,
and that you are eternally abundant.
I know, I know...it sometimes doesn't seem that way, but the
truth is, you always have everything you need, right here, right now.
Do you know how I know?
You're still here. If you hadn't always been given everything you ever needed, you wouldn't be here.
Now all that is necessary is for you to understand this deeply.
Then, stop worrying. You'll be okay. Wait and see.
Or better yet, don't wait at all. Experience this right now.
And remember it when things don't look so good
(in your imagination).
[ok, I'm believing, I'm trusting, I'm receiving, I'm allowing, I'm letting myself fall into this ... I'll be ok -- I AM ok, right now]
There's a link between each and everything you've ever done and where you are now. It's all contributed to making the present the best possible place to be. In other words, do take time to thank all of your former incarnations, both in this life and in others.
[if any guys are reading this - and congrats to you for making it this far! - just apply what fits ... lol, or let your inner-female read this one! yes, you DO have one!]
Dear Unforgettable Girl,
It's one of the paradoxes of life, one of the most confusing and hard to take things; but it's one of the important truths that painful and difficult things often get worse before they get better.
For a wound to heal, often the infection must be cleaned out before you can stitch it up. When a baby is born, after hours and hours of painful labor, the worst pain of all comes just before the miraculous birth. When the sun goes down at night and leaves the sky dark, it gets very darkest right before the sun comes up.
This can teach us so much about holding on, about sticking with it, about bearing through it to see the other side of it, about doing the hard work of digging out the infection -- cleaning it thoroughly no matter how painful it is so that we can fully heal.
There is nothing like the feeling of holding a new baby in your arms after that horrific final pain, but somehow the pain you just endured made the experience a million times sweeter once it was over.
When the sun comes up, it is such a welcome beauty after such a dark night.
Would we be able to feel the incredible miracles, the beauty, the joy, the peace if we didn't know this pain just before the pain was over?
Stick with it, beautiful girl. You will be so glad that you did.
You are strong enough. You will be able to do it. Just keep breathing -- keep going. We are rooting for you every step of the way.
Shalom & Namaste ~