Cloudy days


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Cloudy days are a visual reminder of the veil in front of your eyes, or that which is keeping the false self engaged. Think right now, am I surround by false thoughts and impressions? Are they about myself, or the world around me?
Is that negativity live streaming in front of your eyes?
The uncleaned mind becomes filled with all the images, thoughts and feelings, amassed each day. This creates a cloud through which your perceptions and judgements must fight through, for you to see, reality that is… Without a meditation practice whether chanting or in silence, the clouds may never clear and sadly you may never even know they are there.
Today the clouds are your teacher. Are they easy to see through or dense and impenetrable?
Learn about the cloud in front of your eyes and then
learn how to move it.

Whose voice is that?


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Most of us would venture to say we are in control of our lives but truth be told everyone is held hostage by the voice in their head. Unknowing to them they are lead around like a dog on a leash to feel certain things when certain things are said, to react a certain way when certain things happen. We may have a great sense of justice constantly correcting ourselves or others, but the nagging interior voice may be completely different making you feel bad about everything you do or don’t do, say or don’t say.

Even the most assured person you see is dealing with a voice that is trying to mess them up, trip them up and lead them astray. We come onto the planet innocent little children but soon we are overwhelmed with the truth of our situation, and innocence disappears as survival becomes the game. The voice in our head can be helpful giving us the support we need in a tight spot, but left to its own devices that voice would rather chase you down the road to negativity-ville.  “Shut up and keep your head down”, it says.

I started my spiritual path when my life just became to hard to handle on my own. I needed more than that voice telling me I was never going to make it, or be it, I was doomed for failure. The voice changes tone and frequency depending on how well you feel or how much you are serving your false self. You know this one, dressed for work, the voice, “you wearing that?” You work hard for a meeting or project and that voice,”this is not going to work” The voice when not in check is certainly checking us.

I have grown weary of a voice in my head that just reappeared. It’s the voice of fear, the one that comes just as you are moving in a new direction, establishing new habits or growth of any kind. It’s the voice that says, “who do you think you are?” A long time friend that bitch voice, always talking in my ear sometimes in the voice of husbands, parents, sisters, brothers, that voice can be any bodies voice but it is going after me, making me feel bad. As if my dreams aren’t good enough to follow, like I don’t have something to say, like my opinion doesn’t matter, that I am no body going no where, who do you think you are…

In spirituality you learn that to be a follower is not the answer, it’s a stepping stone to help establish new habits but you must be in control of your own life. The voice in your head was put there as a support system, “you go girl” but some where along the line that voice lost itself and began taking over and becoming a vehicle the darkness can use on every one of us, because we all have that voice, we hear that voice, we listen to that voice inside of us.

Stop doing it! Take control of it! That is what meditation is all about, learning how to quiet that voice, taking back control of the thinking mind and making it your servant rather than your master. You can use breathe work and counting, or chanting, to help control your thoughts. Just focus on your inhale and exhale until the voice quiets or come up with a short phrase and say it over and over, especially loud when the negative voice is doing its work. Over time you can learn to control it. It’s worth it, that voice is not the boss of you! You are the boss of that voice! And as you grow in spiritual strength that voice becomes the still quiet voice that has been there all along.

Birthdays


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I celebrated my birthday yesterday. Funny how people are about birthdays, for me, they have been just another day for years. That started in grade school because my birthday was right at the beginning of school. I always received school clothes for birthday presents, big surprise. It was an untimely birthday. But, all of that’s behind me now and still I wasn’t into celebrating my birthday.

Until yesterday that is. Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. Because recently my life has been hit with tragedy and loss, I needed to celebrate life. I lost my Dad, my baby grandson, and my eldest went back to jail. It was a hard patch and so close to my birthday. It felt strange but I felt I wanted to celebrate my birthday this year.

We need to celebrate life in whatever way we can because we never know when it’s the last time we will be with someone, or how far away from us our loved ones can go. Celebrating our birthdays gives us a marker to our lives and reminds that life is a gift. We have no idea what’s in store for any of us at any given time. Celebrating even through hard times helps to keep perspective about what’s important. Life is important.

Life is hard but it’s really not worth living without each other. Without celebration we will not mark our days and soon the days even out to a grey, then we live in a world devoid of passion. Celebrating our lives is working with the creative energy of God. It is being grateful and a birthday is something to be grateful for.

Every day that we reset our clock, to work on resonating with the highest vibration in meditation, it allows us the highest experiences and moves us towards our highest good. Celebrating birthdays, or any event allows the universe to deepen its work with us. We celebrate in recognition of the life we have been given and the blessings instilled in the lessons learned, paying it forward in our every thought, word and deed.

We celebrate to bring new life and new experiences to us. Life is a journey not a destination so we need to enjoy the ride even when it gets rough. Rough patches are the high sign, growth is ahead, and after celebrating the victory we get to celebrate peace.

Live your life, and celebrate its passages.

Spirituality of health


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In the world of spirituality the proof, we say is in the pudding. If you walk a spiritual path, declare yourself a spiritual person, yet your life is not in order or on a path of success, then exactly what are you talking about? For me there can be no greater advertisement to the efficacy of a spiritual system than those who are successfully walking it and doing it while living in the real world.

I mean walking it, not walking above it.

Meditate in conscious devotion for 10% of your day. Spend the rest of your waking moments in consciousness and you will experience spiritual awakening, no doubt! You will cultivate greater spiritual growth, health, you name it. Time spent with God offers the benefits of God spending time with you. Boom, system successful. The light in the spiritual teachers eyes tells the truth of that statement. But no one said it was a fix to the problems of life they said it was a path for creating success on the journey of life.

People ask why do spiritual people get sick?  But it’s not about why people get sick. Every human physical vessel is vulnerable. The power is knowing when you made the mistake that opened you to sickness and knowing how to correct it. I had an intensely emotional event happen and in rapid secession 2 others things, each designed to start a downward spiral of omg’s and are you kidding me? Enough to weaken me until at the grocery, someone’s sneeze in produce, wrapped itself around me in bakery, making me sick by sundown.

As soon as I realized I had to take the physical descent into sickness I got back on my own healing work. My experience with my health and knowing what to do cut my reaction time to sickness and made it unnecessary for me to see a doctor. I built back up my vibration worked with my body and got well sooner.

The spirituality of health is the spirituality of life. When we spend our day in a state of awareness then we see where we are going and we can sense the danger that may be near. Allowing our emotions to cloud our judgment even one second can be enough to allow a downward spiral to begin that can be very tough to stop, like they say, it only takes one…(little germ) or one badly placed word.

The more you meditate the greater your inner light can shine. Darkness of thoughts, emotions, and ideas can not hurt you and your body will not weaken. The greater you keep your inner light the healthier your life. Keep the light of the sun with you always.

Feel free to message me with questions maybe I can help or lead you in a direction you can go.

Peace!

Conscious Giving


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This is a track from my cd. I have been a chanter for many many years so when my teacher encouraged me to do a chanting cd it seemed both an awesome and challenging idea.

Plus, it scared me a lot! “You want me to do what?” I was in a difficult place emotionally and didn’t want to ‘do’, anything. But ask any artist and they will tell you heartache is the stuff of greatness. By turning our difficulties around God blesses our pain creating beauty with the ashes of our burnt dreams. I had tons of fuel for a fire and my teacher helped me turn the fire into gold. I am grateful for his encouragement! God is great!

We have heard a thousand times to be grateful. In every thought, word, and deed, every minute, every second, of every day. Yet we have a hard time moving our consciousness outside of our small selves. So self involved does our inner talk become that we believe ourselves stars in a movie and the world our set. The truth teaches that our lives are nothing out side of the creative energy that sustains us, nothing, poof, gone! We actually do move, live, and breath through God’s being.

Maybe it is easy to have a grateful attitude when you walk through a constant stream of blessings, I don’t know. I have gained entrance to the spiritual world through the Planet Saturn, the planet of hard knocks and figure it out! There was a certain time in my life when the shit storm had grown so over whelming I fell to my knees and in doing so I was given the strength to get back up. God gave me this track on one of the days I was down on my knees and through the strength of this prayer I got up and finished recording the cd.

We can be experiencing the most difficult of circumstances. It happens to us all at some time and it is a test of what we are made of. All we have to do is walk in faith keeping the divine laws active in us and we will be led through our inner wisdom and spiritual intuition. This wisdom is a gift and it counteracts the imbalance we often face when we indulge our free will towards our animal nature. Knowing the laws of cause and effect makes toeing a righteous line, a much easier task! Believe me!

I hope one day for each person to understand their potential greatness and through their struggles they have learned to reach up for support and felt the guiding light. It is always there. We have often been remiss labeling it coincidence or accident. Nothing is done by chance, its something we have to learn.

There is a force leading us not by force but by course. Every time you trip yourself up, its something trying to get your attention. Every time you experience success, you have let the divine show itself through your unique voice. Open yourself and the force will move gifts through you, its how it works.

If it is still dark in your life, keep reaching, keep working to better yourself. I can tell you it can get really dark before the light of wisdom and understanding can reach us. It is through working with sacred vibrations that helps to elevate the spirit allowing us a glimmer of what could be, what shall be… Use this prayer of God to sustain you, share it with others. Let God guide you like God guides me.

Peace