walk in grace


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I do a lot of walking so I see a lot of things. I see the looks on peoples faces, I hear their conversations. I see which way they have their gaze. It feels like walking through everyone’s living room sometimes, I see too much. I have seen peoples private parts, yes I am talking walking on the street. I have seen bad looks in mean people’s eyes. I have seen lust filled eyes ogling boys, ogling girls. Wrapped in the arms of depression I am looking to see something and I am seeing something else. We are all lost, looking for something.

Sometimes we are looking for relief. Sometimes we are looking for the door. Either way to win in the perceived war of this time is to walk in grace. To walk in fear just makes matters worse.

Either we trust in the process we proclaim our faith in or we should shut our mouths and ride the waves of our fate given lives. To pretend in this day and age that we are victims of anything beyond our own limited minds is to state your immaturity. You are responsible for your life and your reactions to it, plain and simple.

The next step is remembering the higher power or vibration in charge of it all. We are all moving, what you see is not all you can get. When we choose to walk in grace then we walk with an invisible mantle that says, “Its all good, God’s got this.” Unfortunately we wear a mantle that proclaims our victimhood, “I don’t have this, my life is out of control” We think we can think ourselves out of our troubles, when all we need to do is continue to live our best lives and watch how our steps are led, whether in times of joy or strife.

Walking in grace is walking with the confidence in a higher power that not only has your back but allows you to fall flat on your face so you become bigger and better than you ever dreamed of. In whatever way you believe walk in that spirit, so others see how your path works for you.

Proclaim your faith by living your faith, do it by walking in grace!

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!

On being instead of doing


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These are tumultuous times! Problems with the environment natural disasters and the personal life of most of us is being thrown into the air. Its time to change people or like the hard wood you will be snapped. Its time to be like the bamboo, bendable, changeable, adaptable, surely you feel this. The old ways are just not going to do, we need new answers to old questions.

Like most, my life is in an in-between space, the one between my old life and the new budding one, to young to be its own, yet I must nurture what I do not know is coming. Change is in the air but so is chaos hard to read the signs. No wonder our bodies are a mess there are mixed messages running the airwaves. Where do we go for help? What do we do when we feel overwhelmed?

As a very mental person, I am always thinking, always thinking. On a walk recently I was out of my mind with an issue that has been plaguing me, the what do I do? It seems so trivial in a world with so much pain but every human going through a life changing life transformation is hurting in some way. Some in small ways, a little dissatisfaction with their present situation, others downright depressed over the oh my God of it all. What are we supposed to do?

If you know me you know I have conversations with God, like Jesus said when asked how do we pray, he said, pray like you are talking to your father, I talk to God in prayer. Lately the conversations have been heated as I feel desperate in my knowing that I’m not where I am supposed to be or doing what I am supposed to be doing, the feeling is undeniable.

In walks the idea of faith, faith is continually moving when you see nowhere to go. I am trying to walk in faith like I am held and lead, but my mind makes me a slave to the oh my God what am I supposed to be doing, over and over. So I say to God, I just don’t feel right, I just don’t feel like I am doing what I am supposed to be doing or I should be doing more, Oh my God please,

I get this message back, “What do you think I am doing out here? DO you think I worry about my work or where I am going to go? DO I worry about being in the right space, I am everything, everywhere. DO I plead to the heavens to be heard by my very creation? I, God do not have to do anything, nothing at all because I am being everything all of the time. Look at your arm, it says be still and know I am God,

so know I am God and doing it by being God.” Awesome!

Then we can go back to being human beings and not humans doing.

Let’s BE with God so God can Be with us.

 

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.

Let’s talk about empowerment, again and again


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So much of what I deal with in my work is empowering a person. I do not empower a person through talk I empower them to see and activate their own power through wisdom. What good does it do me for you to feel powerful in front of me if when you get to where you need your own power, it’s not there. My words aren’t your words. You can go to a doctor and/or a shrink and feel good when you leave. You can be prescribed pills to help you get over the hump but if your backbone is not strong and able to lift tall buildings, then no one is doing their job!

The work of empowerment is teaching everyone that the power of the universe is sitting inside of you, yes you! It has been a great trick across time to allow humans to believe that someone knew more, could do more, or had more power than they had. Think on some religions, as an example, you ask for forgiveness for your sins from a human, or you look to a more worthy human to speak to God on your behalf.

As if God’s not going to be speaking to you on that matter later today, which means though you may give your power away to what you think is a higher authority but God is going to give you back the responsibility for what you did and said, it’s all you baby! The consequences will be yours, even if the priest gave you a hundred thousand Hail Mary’s to say. It will and always will be between you and God, no one else!

To accept the idea of empowerment is to understand you are alive and in charge of your self and your wellbeing. We study spiritual truths to know the real truth. Our lives become success as we empower ourselves to get to work and live the life we were meant to live. Why does everyone want to be a robot?

Spiritual work is to point your head up to where the power comes from. To worship money, fame, power and that stuff is your head pointed to the ground worshiping the dark. The Earth is now the dark’s playground. There is no other way to put the fact we are killing everything in order to get to have more. We are torturing animals for food, children for slaves and women have become garage cans expected to hold and process garbage, not even allowed identities or rights as a human. What is going on?

Sorry people, but it gets harder and harder to keep my mouth shut when I see nothing but oppression and greed and those I seek to empower cower rather than roar. So I need your help. I need each of you who to have truth and righteousness in you. And those who know to look up rather than down for guidance who know that there is a higher power to start speaking up. This power is waiting for you to get up and get your backbone involved in your life.

Start empowering your self with truth. Then empower everyone around you. Please!

If you have one of those mouths that is sarcastic, bitter, and pulls people down because you think its funny, what don’t you move on to Mars, I think they are looking for people like you.

Here on Earth we need the empowered, those who seek to uplift, to get busy. Let every word be uplifting we have enough of the other.

We are all God’s children, figure it out people, can’t you tell God is getting a little upset…

Dealing with days after death


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Time is the only thing that moves the sting of death. The further one is from the date of the tragedy the further the remembrance of the impact the tragedy produced. We as humans are asked to go through many challenging events, death is but one of them.

We are often tested by virtue of circumstances like war separating the men from the boys and girls from the women. Other times its something that happen’s hitting us close to home. A death or great tragedy in a family brings out the survivor, the victim, the teacher, and the follower. It will bring out the worst in us or the best in us but most of us need the tragedy to turn on the hero or see the tyrant within us. Tragedies are meant to stir this teaching that we are greater than the small-mindedness of our beliefs and we have the chance to grow and change everyday and sometimes we will be pushed.

The days after a great loss or death are filled with the sorrow of those around us. We come together to share memories and stories and sometimes a shoulder to help bear hearing the story again under hushed whispers. These are important days and must be shared with reverence but the real work of loss is found in the days when others can return to a “normal” life and you cannot. They go back to a before and you are now stuck in the after.

The empty days after the tragedy are fraught with too much time for thinking and rethinking, finger-pointing and guilty flag waving. And some must be expected as our human emotions left unleashed do unleash the torrent of sadness and anger left behind but not played out. Why did you do that to us?, we are left to ask, no one…

Faith is tested and we need to help stand next to the wobbly, next to those God is testing the most. Do not so easily walk away from someone who has experienced a tragedy. They may be strong in your eyes but behind closed doors we are all human. We are meant to learn all the hard lessons God thrusts onto us whether we want to or not. It is through community a person can gather the strength of remembering what is forgotten in the darkness of disbelief and despair. Being a spiritual warrior is to be present when someone needs you, not when its convenient for you.

Be true to your sister or brother who has experienced a tragedy and be like a mighty oak unwavering in your support. Though we will never know the mind of a God who allows us to be penetrated by the greatest of tragedies we can have solace in knowing there is no love without sacrifice.

If our hearts are involved in the pain of the teaching, or the lesson we are surrounded in then you can guarantee God’s hand in it. There is no sacrifice without love, if it is happening to you it does prove God’s love. We, in our finite understanding of love will sacrifice for our loved ones so how much greater is the sacrifice made by the creator of the universe for us. The more you hold to the teaching that you cannot know God at all if you do not see God in all makes every experience part of the all of God. Everything comes from the all. Everything seeks to return to the all.

Some just chose to leave way to soon…

 

open your eyes


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My teacher tells us that we are asleep and don’t know it. We wake up in the morning but really we are just moving through this reality on autopilot. And if you were honest you would think about how many times you were driving your car and realized you didn’t know where you were or if you had missed your turn. Driving but not driving, awake but not awake.

If you think about it, staying asleep to the reality of what could be possible if you were awake, keeps you living a limited life. You will never reach your potential if you believe there is no point in change and no true future. But, if you understood the point of gaining wisdom was to wake your ass up, you would probably get on it rather than continuing to live a life that is being dictated to you. This life is about your heart and living your heart’s joy.

Being responsible for your life is the act of sitting at the driver’s seat of your car, its your car so drive it, its your life so live it. But most people will follow in the steps of others, rather than forging their own path. Of course all children learn by mimicry. But we are to outgrow our childish ways and overcome our childish thinking to become fully conscious beings.

We are to learn to think for ourselves, open our eyes to the reality around us.

We need to get into the driver seat of our life. We need to open our eyes and see how our hangups are holding us back, and how our tendencies towards self sabotage are just another way of giving up. We need to be stronger than that and we have to develop that strength within ourselves. No one is ever going to be responsible for any aspect of our life. It’s all you baby.

The point of life is to awaken. To take full responsibility of your actions and develop the intelligence to do a better job so that your families may prosper and not suffer. Open your eyes to the reality of your life. Are you who people say you are really? or have you begun to believe the lie you have been telling yourself. That, “I’ll do it someday” stuff has to stop, time is marching!

The cool thing about the creator/God is that when you are in a certain place in your consciousness development it will open the door and encourage you to review your beliefs and your reality. If you are ready and willing another level of life will open up in front of you.

When we live with our eyes open we can actually see what there is to see. We see the influences others have over our life. We will see where we gave ourselves away and began serving another master. We will see where we chose to close our eyes to the truths in front of us because the fear of change became so great. If you let it the entire film over your eyes will drop off and your naked self will be within your sight. We need to see ourselves above all else.

So next time your emotions run you over like a truck, open your eyes and see what triggered it. What are you trying to communicate with yourself? Next time the jealousy that is killing your relationship comes over you, open your eyes. Has anyone ever stopped anyone from leaving when leaving was what they wanted? When we begin the process of opening our eyes the truth of how we manifest our beliefs comes into focus. How can you can be a person of faith if you are ringing your hands in worry about the state of anything? Open your eyes of faith, either there is a higher power at work that you “believe in” or there is not.

Being an awake human is advanced work for the regular human, graduate school way above the school of emotional turmoil and victim behavior. It takes courage and constant vigilance. By living an awakened life, you sit in the drivers seat and you will learn the ability to recalculate your journey as you walk towards your greatest destiny moving away from your old life of fate. If you are still being led by your emotional nose through life you might want to get started taking control of yourself. The ability to change everything is inside of you.

Open your eyes!