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

Spiritual discipline


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I use to describe spiritual discipline as getting up early every morning to do my sadhana practice. My sadhana is normally the time I spend chanting as I am not as interested in moving first thing in the morning but I am totally in love with getting up early to chant. I have been a devotee of chanting for 20 years now. I love to chant!

I chant Naam, which is the holy word or words that sang, whispered or thought, elevate the listener/chanter. Through the natural law of osmosis we know that that which you spend most of your time doing or who/what you constantly surround yourself with, will be reflected in your daily life. It is also reflected in your level of happiness and overall success. This is why we do Naam!

Chanting Naam, or the continuous repetition of the sacred mantras over time  bring increased light not just to our bodies but down to our cells. Chanting allows us to accumulate light giving us increased chances for continuous health and prosperity. The more light in the body the higher the vibration. It is my belief and experience that sickness and jealousy, darkness and lack cannot live in a body filled with light or a affect a being who spends time merging with the sacred sounds and/or names of God.

These Divine mantras allows us to feel within our hearts our true state of being, united with the highest vibration. We were meant to live our life with our hearts wide open filled with love but the traumas of our lives and the effects of the body of pain over our lifetimes keep us trapped in a life of false darkness, filled with constant lack and conditional if any love. Chanting Naam allows us a river of higher sound vibration to ride opening our hearts filling them with love so we may merge with the Divine Light in our soul projecting love peace and light to beings everywhere.

But chanting isn’t enough. Understanding the overwhelming influence of the body of pain, its naysaying negativity, its dooms day predictions of ‘you’ll never be good enough’ means we must carry our spiritual discipline into our daily lives. We must teach ourselves to be the master of our emotions. We must live everyday as students of the divine spiritual wisdom putting the wisdom to work rather than being victim to the many unseen forces influencing us. As we work through our studies we learn about these unseen forces and living  in a constant state of awareness we know we can make these forces work for us in our endeavors rather than fall victim to them.

Spiritual discipline is a constant practice until the wisdom walks with you and you become the wisdom not just a student of it. You know, the day the student becomes the master, it is the path we are all walking, yup, all of us! But until that day we must make successes of our lives by implementing the tools laid out for us by the master teachers who have gone before us. It is our job to put spiritual discipline to work.  We must do the work. We must take the steps. We must implement the wisdom. We must take time to increase our vibration through meditation and prayer. We must be driven to be a better human every day.

This is the kind of spiritual discipline we all need to embrace. Working towards being a better humans everyday!

Be sure and watch for the release of my chanting CD Chanting Living Words on 1/20/2015 on CDbaby.com I would love for you to love chanting as much as I do, it changed my life.

nothing is ever done


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One of the fallacies taught in my childhood was the fairy tale idea of happily ever after, or the Disney movie version of cut as the wholesome story concludes with a stellar finish. These fairy tales spoke of a world of balance and the triumph of dark over evil, followed by that’s a wrap let the happiness commence. But, for many life is more like a horror movie with a never ending terrain wrought with difficulties and challenges no one consciously wants to face with no end in sight and accompanied by the constant fear of the noise in the basement. None of us wants to go to the basement and check out ‘the noise”, we all know what a noise in the basement means, no need to invite the boogie man into the house. In the view of the scary cat there is always a boogeyman in the basement, no matter how ‘safe’ you say it is down there!

Nothing removes the fear of the boogeyman like meeting him and destroying him yourself, problem is there will always be another boogeyman to wrestle. This life we are leading is based on the premise that we have made this journey consciously in order to overcome, to battle, to slay, to grow, in whatever way our greater conscious self sees fit. We are willing students in a giant school each playing our role for others in our family and our friend/colleague circles. Every relationship you are in provides a platform that the universe uses to help you overcome weaknesses in your character, reestablish karmic balance, and offering many opportunities for spiritual growth, or in other words, many boogeymen to deal with. Every event of your life, self-created or fated, is another path the universe uses for helping you to know and understand your character and how you do or don’t maintain balance in your own life. Think about how much about someone’s character is generally revealed during times of sickness and stress. Once shy helpful Betty turns into viper Betty under stress, clear the path her she comes…

Do you do that?

It would help us as students of life and especially those who would call themselves spiritual seekers, to understand that nothing is ever finished in our evolution, in our becoming an agent of light, a person that stands away from the masses as the key stone of balance not a rod of conflict. It takes moral fortitude and a rigorous spiritual discipline to realize that the traumatic events in our lives are happening in a way to stimulate our growth and reliance on a power that is greater than that of a human. It is a divine flow of energy that resides and moves within us that can be manipulated and used by each of us for the betterment of ourselves, our families and finally our world. But it will never be complete because of the beauty and grace of the creative spiritual energy. Through our continual evolution we are blessed with the ability to be more, infinitely more.

In our pursuit of merging with the Divine we become what we call in Universal Kabbalah the 3rd pillar. We as spiritual students and leaders stand as a neutralizing force to others polarizing forces. Wherever we go, wherever we are, it is our vibration that helps bring light to every place. We become the change we want to see in the world and we do it by becoming the light bearers. We become an active part of the larger picture when we realize this life is not about us, our singular tiny self, it is about the evolution of what is possible in life. We do this by the very elevated way in which we live, how we move consciousness ourselves, this is our part of the great work.

But don’t be fooled, the great work will never ever be finished, it will gloriously evolve!

A new year


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Optimism is in the air as the calendar spins to a new page representing the beginning of a new year. The happy feelings of the holiday help us to feel ready to make those changes we have been so hoping we would make. The new habits we have put off in favor of a few more days of automatic living. Aww the tangled web we weave in our desire to fulfill our animal nature pretending we are not catering to a lower version of ourselves. We know we need to change but before we are even aware of it, we reach for the sugar to put in our coffee, a chair to take a load off, and down the escalator rather than the stairs. Nothing changes until our desire becomes the change we seek. Until then our animal nature will be a harsh task master and a virtual silent partner running our lives as we do nothing but be led by our desires, succumbing to our base nature, wanting what we want, when we want it.

The real desire for change comes from an almost primordial place. Sometimes not even death pushes one towards change. When we are truly ready for change-we change, not a minute before. Face it, you know it and so do I. Ask any addict, addicted to anything. Before that moment, that conscious decision to make a change, nothing can change us. Thinking so, pretending that by saying you are going to change you will, is like believing you can start a diet and put a plate of cookies out, believe me your diet will be postponed. Only the fast and clear desire for change begets change!

I have been working in the spiritual world with manifesting evidence. Paying closer attention to the material world to how God is manifesting my desires on the material plane. When I pay attention I see the Divine at work, the store had my creamer in stock, the traffic lights worked in my favor, the book I wanted was actually on the shelf, seems small but each act of fulfillment is the divine in action, manifesting the evidence of his work in my life. When I look at how it manifests I see this common thread that can help others. Explaining about manifesting evidence, can allow others to see how it works in their own life. Working with the Divine Spiritual Wisdom found in Universal Kabbalah allows one a tangible way to see God is action.

It’s a new year and my goal is to help others see the possibility of seeing the unseen influence that are dictating our every moment. When we pay close enough attention the universe and its symbolic language is trying to communicate with us. Think of how much easier life would be if you had listened to that small voice that told you to turn left at the light, and if you had actually done that you would have avoided the traffic jam you are now sitting in. Sometimes the wisdom of a gentler ease in our lives can be found in simply paying more attention to signs around you not to mention that voice in your head.

It’s a new year and a new chance to work with the universal energies rather than fighting against them. Awaken yourself to live in consciousness and the world will work with you. Here’s to 2015 and the spreading of peace on Earth!

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