“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
― Ram Dass
“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
“Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit. When you’re able to transcend an aversion to silence, you’ll also transcend many other miseries. And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated.”
“Let’s say you’re feeling excited, joyful, and grateful. Those emotions send out high-frequency vibrations that magnetize more things to be excited, joyful, and grateful about. Anything with the same high frequency will prance on over to your energy field. However, if you’re scared, guilt-ridden, and convinced there’s a terrorist around every corner, you’re sending out low-frequency vibrations that will attract ugly things into your life. We always attract our vibrational match. We are the initiators of the vibrations, and therefore the “magnets,” or the cause.”
“Scientists now know the brain receives 400 billion bits of information each second. To give you some idea of just how much information that is, consider this: It would take nearly 600,000 average-size books just to print 400 billion zeros. Needless to say, that’s a heck of a lot of reality. So what do we do? We start screening. We start narrowing down. I’ll take that bit of information over there, and let’s see—this one fits nicely with my ongoing soap opera about the opposite sex. When all is said and done, we’re down to 2,000 measly bits of information. Go ahead and take a bow, because even that’s pretty impressive. We’re talking 2,000 bits of information each and every second. But here’s the problem. What we choose to take in is only one-half of one-millionth of a percent of what’s out there.”
“If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.”
Wrapped in strong arms
Holding me tightly
Against your skin I melt
Into the center of your soul
Head tucked under your chin
A gentle touch across my back
Looking up to meet eyes of golden brown
As you look back into mine
My breath is taken from me
Warmth radiates within
In awe of true connection
The essence of beauty
Existing in moments like these
Perfection living in this togetherness
Two souls merge into one
What could love do?
Amazingly beautiful things
It can literally create from nothing
As long as we believe we can create
Anything we wish
Out of love
To carry the light
For those who want it
Those who need it
When they are ready
We will be yet still creating
Teaching others to do the same
Waiting for more with open arms
To help guide you home
I regret ever making you feel
Not good enough
Not smart enough
Not special enough
Not worth it
Judged in any way.
It is my intention to not repeat this behavior.
Are there any other ways I have harmed you for which I am unaware?
What can I do to make it right?
After every period of suffering, resistance and pain lies the rainbow of clarity, if only I look up from the ground to the sky to see it.
The path to awakening, for this girl, consists of constant shifts in perspective. Often times I get stuck in a way of perceiving the world around me that is not based in truth.
I don’t even know it’s happening.
It sneaks up on me and I can’t see it, because the more my spirit evolves, so does my ego. It has to because of the laws of the universe, the yin and the yang or Einstein’s theory of relativity.
The more evolved the soul, the more evolved the ego.
My ego (basically everything that comes from my thinking) is always evolving and changing as I do, finding new ways to infiltrate, override and confuse what my soul knows.
It is not my friend.
The “problem” if there is such a thing, is not in what is, no matter what is happening around me, but always lies in my perception of what is.
So I go to my spiritual teacher to help me see what sometimes I cannot, someone who tells me the truth. Though my ego will try fight, deny or rationalize, my soul hears it. As long as I have one thing on my side, my ego cannot win.
That indispensable thing is willingness.
Willingness allows me to hear her and to have the other things on my side that save me being owned by my mind. Those things are honesty, humility and open mindedness.
I have a chance, with all these gifts, to move towards clarity, truth and freedom.
And freedom from being chained by anything or anyone, is what I’ve always sought.
Someone said to me recently that after a tough time and then major surrender, they set out to make God their everything, to get everything they had realized they were still seeking in the outside world from God.
When they did that, a transformation occurred, bringing amazing freedom and gifts like none other.
When they said that, my soul heard it.
And now that has been my new intention.