Two days ago, I had a bad fall and as a result, could hardly walk or sit down without support.Read More
In the past, I had an undeniable experience of miracle healing. Six years ago, I had really hurt my foot and could hardly walk.Read More
Deep within all of us is a knowing. A constant, unchanging knowing. A knowing that watches while all else changes: the seasons, the moods, relationships, weather... all.Read More
We live in a time that requires us to step into all change that beckons us–with fullness and totality. Whatever Spirit is calling us into is needed on not just a micro-level, but on a macro-level as well. Sometimes it may seem […]Read More
Are you aware of your script? What are the words that declaim your most certain of challenges? "I have no time." "I never get it right." "No matter what I do, it's never good enough." "They always […]Read More
Pain, sadness, and other challenging feelings and sensations may POINT to darkness, but they are not the darkness themselves. Darkness is simply [...]Read More
SHADOWS. Let's talk about them for a moment. Shadows are often the first [...]Read More
Life is a rollercoaster—you’re born into it. You are literally born in a rollercoaster seat. And then, as you [...]Read More
So often, we direct our energy outward. So often, we inspire our lives by considering the deeper meaning of being open to love. We look [...]Read More
Somehow, no matter how many times we are reminded and take it in, we catch ourselves expecting life to go in a way that makes us happy. Even as full grown adults, we keep [...]Read More
There is undeniably a mysterious dance of consciousness we all experience, and the darkness is a part of it. I wouldn’t wish a life of [...]Read More
Let this be a CALL to those of you who need the reminder or the inspiration to share–and the reminder that it is necessary to enter the [...]Read More
Anger is an alarm that tells us there is pain within us, usually from an unmet need. The need to feel safe, the need to express, the need to know we are worthy of love, to know our own power, beauty, and so on. What's really interesting is [...]Read More
But last week, there was very little laughter bubbling through me. I missed it, was tempted to even help push it out of me, until I remembered: laughter is the other side of non-laughter. The two are [...]Read More
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. What we all need to care about is what we feel [...]Read More
The duality this possibility presents can be challenging for many. How can I dive into my feelings in all the rawness of their corners and simultaneously embody my divinity, my deeper truth? Doesn't the act of going into the feelings take me away from the truth, from the stillness, and deeper into duality?
In the deep dive of feeling, potent treasures of wisdom await. It takes great courage to explore the mysterious, powerful ocean of feeling, and there is much insight to receive. Each emotional experience is there to open you, to clear spaces that are tight, that are in resistance, so they may melt back into receptive spaces for love.
Emotions carry the essence of water, and like water, they move through spaces and push through barriers on their way. Consider it like this: when something happens and a trigger arrives and feelings erupt, it is like a big waving flag that says "dig here." Dig here to see where you are still stuck, where you need more acceptance. It is an invitation to salvation.
The recipe here includes surrender and detachment. You can feel the fullness of what is happening without attaching to it or identifying with it. Letting it flow through you is purity. When the mind comes in, you move into illusion. It is the resistance and analysis that moves you away from truth because then, you are no longer witnessing. Then, you are in identification, fear and scrutiny.
The divinity is in accepting whatever thoughts, feelings, and beliefs may come, without analysis and attachment. It comes when you let the mystery take over, when you let yourself become one with this ocean and allow it show you what it needs to show you. As far as I can know, it is impossible for the mind to reveal spiritual truth. Feeling, however, can trigger the remembrance of truth. It can inspire the awareness that you are to realize or remember truth. So just let the experience be the meditation it is meant to be.
The key to remaining in truth is in watching to make sure you remain out of identification with any stories, beliefs or thoughts that may have brought you to this moment, and with the feelings themselves. The key is in surrender, in letting go, in letting what is coming to come and eventually, to pass. This is the embodiment of divinity: being aware that all in front of you is here for your growth and wisdom, and not denying that which is natural for you, (in this case: an eruption of feeling). You are not these feelings that are passing, (nor are they "yours"), you are simply that which witnesses their song. Feel them with an openness to learn from their poetry. Allow what is coming to come and pass, greet them with your open arms.
When your are resting as the awareness that you are, how could you be anything but the embodiment of divinity? The ultimate "spiritual goal," (if there was one), is not to transcend feelings and emotion or treat them like unmanageable ego-consequences that must go. Imagine how uninspiring life would be! How dead! You, like all the planets, plants and creatures on this Earth, are here to grow and evolve. Emotional experiences are often catalysts for great transformation and on their lighter side, they are sweet songs that caress and delight our souls.
Celebrate your humanness with awareness and patience, and watch everything fall into place as you open evermore, evermore, evermore.
Two days ago, I had a bad fall and as a result, could hardly walk or sit down without support. I was about to [...]Read More
In the past, I had an undeniable experience of miracle healing. Six years ago, I had really hurt my foot and could hardly walk. I was [...]Read More
Deep within all of us is a knowing. A constant, unchanging knowing. A knowing that watches while all else changes: the seasons, the moods, relationships, weather... all. No matter [...]Read More