pressing on


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Each day comes with its difficulties and we have the choice to press on. There was a time when pressing on wasn’t a statement but a battle cry,

Nothing can hold me back, I am pressing on no matter what!

I get tired of the ever popular “stay positive” phrase. At times there seems very little realism in such a phrase, there will be times when things will most definitely not be fine. But press on we must.

My son recently told me I taught him that if you didn’t have a security blanket to hold you in life you didn’t sit down, you kept pressing on. When there is no one to save you, you must save yourself. This can be the motivation behind the phrase pressing on.

I am doing it for myself. I am doing it for my family.

When we press on, we declare we are doing it, taking the lead in our life towards change. One step in front of the other, even a timid step is a step, we must keep on taking steps. We must keep pressing on when life gets heavy because we all know that a burden is easier to carry while moving than starting and stoping. Best to get there and set that burden down than trying to lift it up on your back everyday.

Understanding the principle of pressing on means you can’t get lost in failure and retrying is part of the pressing on motto. Don’t let fear stop you from anything you choose to do. Take bold steps towards your goals.

Keep on pressing on!

Being real


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As a woman with a mouth, meaning I say it like it is and I am not into sugaring coating things for the masses, if you don’t get it or like it, move on! The problem is trying to be a part of spiritual communities that pander to their community rather than teach, because 1) they don’t want to upset anyone with their beliefs, 2)they want your money they could careless what you think, 3) they have no real interest in your spiritual growth, at all. Pandering has never been beneficial to anyone or anything. Real change can only occur when pain does the driving. None of us wants to be uncomfortable, me least of all, but in the end pain is what moves humans from one state to the next. We need our spiritual communities to be better about teaching this.

Women right now as I see it, are more interested in looking good than sounding good, they would rather feel good but they don’t mean deep down inside, they mean lets have a glass of wine, so I can feel good. We are ignoring our power and subjecting ourselves to the new norm which is shut up, keep your moth closed and do what I say, oh thats the old way, never worked, never will. Real women are not told to shut up because who would walk up to that raging power and who has the courage… they don’t they aim guns, they wrap their hands around our throats, they threaten our existence. That is not keeping it real, thats showing how fear motivates being unreal.

We were meant to be real. We were each given a voice a point of view and the mental capacity to be all we desired to be. The world is a mental projection of our thoughts and feelings. If you feel bad about your life, chances are your life sucks, and sickness is looking for you in what ever way it can get to you. Do you remember when women, “went through the change” they spoke quietly of those women because it was like they were losing their minds. Did it ever occur to anyone maybe at the time of the change a woman has finally had about enough of the fricking weakness that is the leadership of our families and our world.

I am teaching my daughter how to be a powerful woman and what that means as a mother and partner. I am showing her the best I can that it is her energy field that holds her house together and helps her to understand her partner and her children. We have to be taught to listen to the wisdom that is in us, and hear the growing strength of our internal voice. For most women it’s the voice of their mother, holy shit, that is horrifying if the mother wasn’t able to mother, so then we must mother ourselves so we can mother our own children. We have to be real to our situation not dream of butterfly kisses, if you are down in the trenches like most of us there is not much sweet going on down there.

The strength of a woman is in her voice. The power of a woman is the light shining from herself like a shield, the love of a woman is in her eyes, sparkling when filled with love or dim when not. When we accept the norm of todays standard I find I am looking at women whose face registers nothing but the needle they worshiped for the God of youth, thats not keeping it real, thats selling yourself, please don’t give me that, we have the right to remain as young as possible in whatever way, nope “Don’t go gentle into that dark night” be real, being who you are makes you powerful, it is not how you look, nor has it ever been.

Those women who move through social situations based on looks are the ones who lose their shit mid 40’s, it is beyond they understanding that their power had nothing to do with how they look. It is and always has been dependent on the “who” you are and whether or not you are in touch with your source, are you? This is what the spiritual community was meant to fix. Becoming your best self, through the knowledge of that which is more powerful than you and then learning to hear the voice that loves you supports you and desires to lead you to success. Perfection is a process that goes on and on never finished so perfect yourself by staying real.

So again, whose voice are you listening to, and are you lowering your voice in order not to “upset” the status quo?

Are you being real? Be real in your grace!

 

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.

Live consciously!


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It would seem we are living consciously. You look around people are doing their work going about their lives but if we but scratch the surface most everyone is asleep at the wheel. How many times have you been driving your car only to realize you have been driving without even being aware of it? How many times do you leave your house wondering where are my glasses, my keys, my anything? How many times do you go into a room and can’t remember why you are there? These are just a few of the many examples of how we are living an unconscious life.

Doing yoga and having a spiritual practice develops our intuition, this then aids us in our daily life. How many times just as you were getting ready to leave did you think oh I needed that, paper, list or, anything? Something made you remember something you were just getting ready to forget. This is an example of a more conscious self. Now you are being aided in your day by a greater version of yourself. Being conscious is a choice being unconscious is a default button that is inside of us because frankly if you are not going to do the job of being aware of your surroundings and what you are doing, your subconscious mind steps in to do the work.

When our brains are so involved with an idea or repressed emotions or daydreams our subconscious minds performs our tasks, that’s us on automatic pilot. For example, I live in a building that has electronic door keys, the door locks as soon as it shuts just like a hotel door, you must have your keys in hand if you walk out your door. I am doing laundry, its on another floor, must have keys. I walk up to change the machines and head to the elevator back to my apartment, no keys in hand. In the moment I was so angry with myself as it simply meant I was walking unconsciously allowing my thoughts to override my conscious self. I needed to have those keys.

Now its been awhile since I have done this, its embarrassing, you have to make phone calls, oh thats right I left my phone plugged in, I don’t have my phone, she panics, and panics and panics!!!!! I go back upstairs, I think I saw the housekeeping staff up there, walking while I was trying to calm my mind. I am going through the oh my God’s of the moment as I see the once open door now closed, the housekeeping cart was gone. It was just here I scream in my mind!!! In that moment I glance in the laundry room and my keys were sitting there on the machine I had just emptied. And there it is…

Living an unconscious life can lead to this kind of continuous nightmare of not knowing what the H is going on being led around by your emotions, stress induced reactions and an overall not awesome kind of existence. Yes, life is hard and removing the self through unconsciousness, daydreams or alcohol induced stupidness is just not the way to handle things. Looking out your eyes and really seeing what is in front of you, thats consciousness. Being in the moment not a victim of the moment, is conscious living.

Well I have to go get my clothes out of the dryer, keys in hand. Stay calm and live consciously!!!

Work past life’s difficulties


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Life is full of difficulties, it just is. The question is how to maintain while going through them. Others might or might not support you because whenever any of us are faced with difficulties it makes everyone else duck and cover, “I don’t need your bad mojo all over me!” But we all know in the end we will each have to face days of difficulties, years, lifetimes. There is no way to know how your karma is going to play out in this lifetime especially if you are living life from a place of unconsciousness. If you still believe stuff just happens, might as well stop reading and move on to the next blog.

The entire point of having a spiritual practice is to learn to see what others look past. To learn and move with the universal energies. When there is a full moon things go one way when its waxing or waning, or when its dark, things goes a different way. Every aspect of the moons many phases plays with us and our lives. As well as the planetary line up at any given time day week month or year. There is so much affecting us from the unseen forces and yet many still choose to live with their heads in the sand not looking up to see what information is available to aid us on our journey. Believe me there is lots of aid available to those who would seek it out.

Don’t drown in your difficulties, do something! Be aware of what the universal forces are trying to communicate with you. Start paying attention. Add time out during your day to do breathing mediations or yoga then just be you, it would benefit each of us. This lifetime is our chance to express our unique voice not stay stressed out tripping over the many difficulties there are. We need you to be you. There really is no other person like you on the Earth. Yes, this is a good thing. Each of us must rise and share what gifts we have been given, to live our best life and to remember that when difficulties come that’s all it is, difficulties coming, given enough time, everything will pass.

Life is filled with difficulties, it’s just life, but the intelligent thinking person looks around at what they can use to move their life from a hella roller coaster ride to meandering through a park in a carriage. I am going to go get in my carriage right now! Enjoy your day.

beauty is simplicity


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I got my butt out of bed and headed out my door down to the beach. It is such a joy to walk on the beach feeling the sand between my toes and laugh as the ocean spills its wave half way up my leg. I am sure I must look crazy as I am laughing to myself, talking to the birds, smiling at the children. My walking laughing meditation practice, simplicity!

So many people lose sight of the beauty surrounding them or get so caught up in the mundane business of running their lives they stop seeing the beauty that is all around. I see people so intent on their workout they have no idea how blessed they are to be walking, to be breathing, to be surrounded by the beauty of the ocean. Others have ear buds in their ears. What music has more effect on the soul as the sound of the ocean? We miss so much, so much, when we leave the beauty of the present moment lost in thoughts of; would of, could of, should of…

In the bible it says in Mathew …27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.…

The beauty of truth is in its simplicity. We have made life something to conquer rather than live. We have made villains across the world over and we continually overlook the little guy in favor of power and greed. We forget so easily the wonder of our world and more importantly we forget that everything that is happening to us is a reflection of our own thoughts words and deeds. We have been given a great blessing to be alive and the ability to change everything about ourselves. We are alive, we are experiencing life, we are seeing things, doing things and walking on a planet that is serving us even as we continually treat it like our living room complete with maid service.

When each of us makes up our mind to let go of unrealistic goals for our body or mind and sit at the seat of our soul we will live the verses from Mathew fully present in the gift we are given. As we live in gratefulness of our lives and blessings we open space inside to receive even more. When we gracefully give of our blessings to those in need we are blessed again.

Living in simplicity, knowing our needs are met, and residing within our soul’s peaceful nature this will helps us understand that just ‘being’ will always ‘be’ enough. This is my yoga!

Your word is you!


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There is a little known fact about us humans moving through life, every thought, word and deed is recorded. There is a mechanism within us that does the recording and after we pass we will review this recording or book of our life. You will see and re-expereince every little thing that has happened to you and how your actions and reactions affected those you interacted with. This makes every singe thing we do and every single thing we say of great importance, more than any outer sign of our vast spiritual nature.

In the Universal Kabbalah we learn of the 7 negative influences that we must overcome in this lifetime. The karma of our parents is 2 of them followed by the environment we grew up in. So nearly half of the negative influences have the greatest impact over our lives and will often stunt any chance we have of true spiritual growth. Most everything about a person is set in childhood and how they act and react the rest of their lives is based on the few short years we live with our family of birth. It can be a loose noose around our necks when we don’t take control of our lives and how we live and how we react to life. We all know people who are stuck in the negative aspect of their childhood.

So no matter how difficult an experience you have had in your life at some point the finger wagging has to stop and the reality that you are in the driver seat of your own life needs to be the foremost thought in your head. No one is doing anything to you, you yourself let things happen, especially after you leave your childhood home. We must be responsible for our own lives, people can aid us but the work is our own. We can be victims of circumstances but there are no victims in life we are all participating whether you are doing it purposefully or not.

The marker of who you are resides in your word. How you say things and the intention behind your words. Know this, you are not fooling anybody when you wag your tongue not to mention the beings who hear you that you cannot see. Every time you open your mouth, shut it first and think, does it really need to be said. Every tweet, Facebook post, every email, and word to the grocer, it all counts. You are your word. You are not seen as a physical body in the spiritual world you are seen as an energy presence and that presence is the color and clarity of your electromagnetic field.

Spiritual students spend time in silence and in meditation in order to raise their vibration seeking spiritual clarity but none of these things will work if your mouth forgets and runs off leaving your spiritual self on your yoga mat. Spirituality is not what you wear, your ability to spout platitudes, it is in the actions you take when no one is looking.

Use your word to life your vibration, it truly is the fastest way to elevate to be in constant practice of elevation of those around you. Life truly is not about you, pause re-read that sentence, Life is about what you do to share, elevate and uplift those around you. So stay calm and live up to your word.

Be a shinning light of grace and goodness in a world in desperate need of spiritual light. Be a light warrior. Be a force of good in your life and everyone around you. Your word can be a weapon, so use it to shoot light in to everyone’s heart.