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Ageless Wisdom

When we realize that death is a definite part of life and it is the end of suffering for that person…a return to their Source…we have invited a peace to enter our life.

Everything that exists in the physical form, such as our bodies, will cease to exist as it is known in the present moment.

I was taught that when someone dies, they either went to heaven, hell, or purgatory. This is what is taught in the majority of religions.

In my heart, I never really resonated with this concept. I have come to a truth which brings peace to my being. When we die, or better yet, when our bodies cease to exist, we don’t actually go to any such place.

To believe in someone going to a heaven, hell, or purgatory one must first attach to the belief that those places actually exist. I personally have not believed that for quite some time now.

My personal belief has been that we experience heaven (joy, contentment, happiness, bliss, and so forth) or hell (suffering, pain, agony, illnesses, and so forth) while we are in our physical bodies at this time.

This awareness that I have chosen as one of my simple truths is that when we die, we don’t “go” anywhere other than back to our Source of being, which is all around us.

We originated from energy and go back to energy. The soul that resides in our physical bodies is infinite, just like our Source is infinite.

The Bible…which is a great spiritual book and one that is filled with metaphors that one of our great teachers, Jesus, taught back in his day…repeatedly in the Old Testament and the New Testament speaks often of omnipresence.

God, or our Source, is everywhere, all the time, is infinite, is within, is all around us, is not separate from us. You will find that if a concept separates us from who we truly are, it is a false belief, untrue.

In the Old Testament it is written that when we die, we return to the earth. This is also another metaphor of what takes place. When the body disintegrates, our soul lives on, it becomes unseen in the vast infinite energy field we know as our Source.

There are other great spiritual books written by other great teachers, wisdom they learned on their prospective journeys, which has been shared with us in order to assist us on our own journey.

Our modern day teachers are doing this also. Ageless wisdom is what I call it because they are all saying the same thing, just different perspectives for different cultures.

You never know which perspective will touch your heart and resonate with you and you will know this when it manifests by the peace you feel within…it becomes your truth…the choice is yours to make.

So, when someone you love or care for dies, they are not gone, they are still around you, just without a physical body. We are all soulfully connected.

Take comfort and have peace in this concept if you choose to do so. Some of us have experienced a loved one, who has left their physical body, in our presence. I believe what they are trying to tell us is that all is well, I am here…I am.

Be grateful for the time their body was here. No matter the circumstances with this person, lessons were learned, wisdom was gained.

Celebrate the time you did have with them and most of all….celebrate life!


Understanding this…becomes a simple truth.


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 A Sense Of Wonder

As a child, we all possessed a sense of wonder. Little by little, as we grew older, we developed an ego. The competition began.

 

The same sense of wonder resides within us no matter how much we age. Tapping into this is merely a process of overcoming ego.

 

Along with ego, come attachments. What are you attached to? Are you attached to your situation? Your money? Your “things”? Your _______ (fill in the blank)?

 

Detaching from anything is a process of eliminating emotions from the equation. Look at nature. This is a fine example. You may ask, “What about unconditional love?”

 

Unconditional love is what it is all about. This love allows us to become unattached from anything that keeps us from living a balanced life and progressing on our respective journeys.

 

There are many tools available to assist us. Sharing these tools with others is a sign of non-attachment. Along my journey, I have shared tools that have assisted me with many. Whether they chose to view these tools as my way of being of service is their choice.

 

Tools such as researched information, homemade items, different Divination items, etc. are forms of assistance that can be offered to others…free of charge. Giving is one of the best ways to avoid attachment.

 

But, what about emotional attachments? These are some of the greatest lessons learned. It is not always easy to become emotionally detached, but in order to find your balance, sometimes necessary.

 

Take relationships in general for example. You may have had a friend since a very young age…30 or so years later you find the two of you have taken separate paths for various reasons. It is not a cold statement to say the relationship no longer serves a purpose and it is time to move on, it is a reality and you will know when this time arrives, if so.

 

Attaching yourself to such a relationship that no longer serves either of you a purpose is not healthy. You may say this sounds selfish. It is not. It is for the good of you both. Leaving this relationship without harboring any negative or ill emotions is healthy for body, mind, and soul.

 

This basically is what happens with the death of a loved one, only death made the choice. One can be emotionally attached to a person who no longer has a physical body. This is when an opportunity of an inner healing will be presented in order to move on from the past relationship without being attached to an emotional rollercoaster. The key here is minding your own business, loving them no matter what and acceptance 

 

Think back to when you were a child and remember the sense of wonder you had. You wondered innocently about so many things. Then you grew up, became an adult, maybe got married and had children of your own, made mistakes, got hurt, had many good times and bad ones, made some good choices and some bad ones…we all have been there.

 

Remember how much attention the ego received during the times when we acknowledged this sense of wonder? Not much because at that stage of life, we were just developing this false self.

 

Why must we contend with ego? Because of our freedom to choose. Ever since the beginning, we have had the beautiful gift of freedom of choice. There was and is no devil that made us do anything, it was a need or desire being fed at the root of a choice we made, plain and simple.

 

If you choose to believe in a devil, consider the negative emotions/feelings as this. Resentment, anger, jealousy, betrayal, confusion, unworthiness, unloved, victimized, worthlessness, cheated, frustrated, rejection, abandoned, etc. are a few that we may feel, but we don’t have to choose to attach ourselves to them.

 

Acknowledge them…then release them, none of them will serve a purpose as an attachment. The purpose they do serve is for us to know the difference between them and their

counterparts…Acceptance, joy, peace, worthiness, loved, survivor, etc. Yes, another person or material things are not required in order to have these feelings…you own all of these already within yourself.

 

Since we own our feelings/emotions, we then are responsible for the ones we choose. Oh, it is so easy to blame others or situations for making life miserable for us. But, if you look at the root of your circumstances, a choice you yourself made will be found.

 

Your entire being, body/mind/soul is all you own in this life and then this is debatable. Becoming non-attached in a balanced fashion to your outside environment involves changing old habits of thinking.

 

We truly are what we think and we truly are creators of our lives. Although we all have a destiny, we do have a say in how it all unfolds. Determine what thoughts are triggered at any given moment and experience what lies at the root. Is it fear, anger, resentment, etc? Is it love, forgiveness, joy, peace, etc?

 

Silence your mind…your sense of wonder is there waiting for you.

 Understanding this... becomes a simple truth

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Creating Balance

 

Several times the word “balance” has come to mind recently. Stop for a moment and reflect. What is happening in your life right at this very moment?

 

Allow your emotions to be what they are. Are you relaxed or are you in a “fight or flight” status? If you have learned to “listen to your body”, you will know. If not, it is time to tune in.

 

Tuning into your body does not take special gifts or talents. All you have to do is listen and observe, better known as “awareness”.

 

Emotions do affect our bodies, this has been scientifically proven. For instance, anger can show up as a physical or emotional pain.

 

Holding on to negative emotions causes an imbalance in our entire system. They affect not only the chemical makeup of our bodies, but also our minds and spirits, and also those around us.

 

Silence is the most trusted fashion to becoming aware of the possible causes of imbalance.

 

Once we become aware of this fact, we can begin to dissipate the source of our challenge.

 

When one becomes silent, the act of allowing will come forth. This can be painful at times. If we choose to become attached to this pain, it becomes a festering wound within.

 

Worrying is a major deterrence of experiencing the precious beauty of the moment. We worry about so many different things, our jobs, our homes, our children, our finances, etc. Being concerned is very different from worrying and creates a balance.

 

Tell me one positive thing that worrying accomplishes? Does it change anything at all, other than make us sick?

 

Living in the past is a major facility of worrying. The past cannot be changed.

“If” is known as the biggest little word in the entire world. The word “if” stands for some similar thing that has happened in the past, but has no place in the present moment.

 

For instance, there is much worry about the year 2012 and what will take place. Concernment, yes; worry, no.

 

What will happen...will happen. It is my view that “the shift” that has been prophesized to happen, is already happening; and begin many years ago.

 

This “shift” is simply an “awareness” manifesting in each of our lives. More like-minded persons have come together in my generation. I have also noticed  this same shift in the generations before and after mine.

 

Being like-minded does not mean you adopt another person’s beliefs, but rather each of us brings our individual talents/gifts to the table of universal mindfulness, a global consciousness.

 

This mindfulness/consciousness plays a part in the process of creating balance. How do you create mindfulness? We do this by having a 100% awareness of our thoughts and actions.

 

I would bet if you stopped a moment and thought about where you are in your life now, opposed to say ten years ago…very much has changed. You are more aware than you ever have been…you are wiser.

 

Well-meaning friends warn us not to allow our circumstances to define ourselves.

 

I for one, appreciate all of my friendships/connections I have made on my journey. Some are still with me and some have moved on. When it gets down to the nuts/bolts of my life, I listen to my heart, with great respect of the messages I receive from others.

 

How do you know if a well-meaning message sent from a friend has anything to do with you? You know this if it relates to something going on in your life in the moment, you KNOW. For me, I call it a confirmation.

 

If you are given a message and it has nothing to do with what is happening in your life now, then the message was more than likely meant for the person who gave it to you.

It is important when giving messages you may think is meant for another, to contemplate this in order to make sure ego is not intruding here. The energy in which the message is given is also important.

 

For example: I just published my first book, “Prisoner of Pain”. I am not “defined” by the pain or the subject of abuse I wrote about that transpired in my life. Writing, publishing, and becoming an advocate for abuse actually played a huge part in my on-going healing.

 

I found my creativity in writing and  my tool for living in the moment, letting go of the past, and not worrying about my future. Writing helps me on a daily basis to stay present in the moment.

 

Not all of us possess the same gifts and talents. In one sense though, we are all creative. We have been creating since the day we were born.

 

What keeps us from being aware of our creativity? Mostly other people’s opinions of ourselves I think. If we are not encouraged to be creative, we allow this to fall by the wayside.

 

There is not one person on this earth that “knows” the true “you”, other than yourself. A mother comes closest to knowing her children, but does not know what choices they will make. A husband or wife may think they know their spouse, but they really do not.

 

It all boils down to our free will, our ability to make choices. One never really knows what another will choose to do in any given situation…NEVER.

 

Do you know what “defines” you? Labels play an important role in our society. I battled with labels for a very long time until I became aware they are not what defines me, but tells a story of who I am.

 

There is a huge difference in the rules of religions and concepts of philosophies. I have never really been one for rules and being of Greek ancestry, philosophies provide me with a feeling of comfort. I am at “home” with the philosophy of Taoism.

 

Isn’t it great that we have a free will, the ability to choose? This only becomes problematic when a choice of another harms us or a loved one. It is one of these

It is important when giving messages you may think is meant for another, to contemplate this in order to make sure ego is not intruding here. The energy in which the message is given is also important.

 

For example: I just published my first book, “Prisoner of Pain”. I am not “defined” by the pain or the subject of abuse I wrote about that transpired in my life. Writing, publishing, and becoming an advocate for abuse actually played a huge part in my on-going healing.

 

I found my creativity in writing and  my tool for living in the moment, letting go of the past, and not worrying about my future. Writing helps me on a daily basis to stay present in the moment.

 

Not all of us possess the same gifts and talents. In one sense though, we are all creative. We have been creating since the day we were born.

 

What keeps us from being aware of our creativity? Mostly other people’s opinions of ourselves I think. If we are not encouraged to be creative, we allow this to fall by the wayside.

 

There is not one person on this earth that “knows” the true “you”, other than yourself. A mother comes closest to knowing her children, but does not know what choices they will make. A husband or wife may think they know their spouse, but they really do not.

 

It all boils down to our free will, our ability to make choices. One never really knows what another will choose to do in any given situation…NEVER.

 

Do you know what “defines” you? Labels play an important role in our society. I battled with labels for a very long time until I became aware they are not what defines me, but tells a story of who I am.

 

There is a huge difference in the rules of religions and concepts of philosophies. I have never really been one for rules and being of Greek ancestry, philosophies provide me with a feeling of comfort. I am at “home” with the philosophy of Taoism.

 

Isn’t it great that we have a free will, the ability to choose? This only becomes problematic when a choice of another harms us or a loved one. It is one of these times that we begin to climb the ladder of our evolution, learning compassion and the unconditional love that created us

Accepting the things we cannot change is a huge step toward activating our compassion and empathy. When this transpires in our lives, we have the ability to create a balance. Without balance in this particular area, we become enablers, which is not a healthy place to reside.

 

Enabling is a toxic overdosing method of loving. We think that all we have to do is love someone. With this form of loving, we are doing nothing more than teaching them to become dependent upon ourselves.

 

This is just another tactic of the ego, by telling us we are serving our purpose in this way.

 

Find balance in this area and you are set free, along with whomever has been the recipient of this imbalance.

 

We cannot stop thoughts from being born within our minds, but we do have the ability to make a choice of whether or not we allow ourselves to be defined by them. The attributes of unconditional love are what determines the outcome.

 

Does this mean that not everything is black or white? Does this mean that everything is gray?

Stop and think about it. You decide what color your world is.

 

Finding your balance is all about the opposites of the Universe, we cannot have or experience one without the other.

 

Becoming independent of what others think of or say about the beautiful being that you are sets you on a path of awareness and balance.

 

A gardener of the flowerbed of your life is not needed, you have the ability to sow the seeds, water with tears, weed out the negative, compost with love and compassion, bloom with inner beauty, and harvest the balance of your life.

 

 Understanding this... becomes a simple truth

Accepting the things we cannot change is a huge step toward activating our compassion and empathy. When this transpires in our lives, we have the ability to create a balance. Without balance in this particular area, we become enablers, which is not a healthy place to reside.

 

Enabling is a toxic overdosing method of loving. We think that all we have to do is love someone. With this form of loving, we are doing nothing more than teaching them to become dependent upon ourselves.

 

This is just another tactic of the ego, by telling us we are serving our purpose in this way.

 

Find balance in this area and you are set free, along with whomever has been the recipient of this imbalance.

 

We cannot stop thoughts from being born within our minds, but we do have the ability to make a choice of whether or not we allow ourselves to be defined by them. The attributes of unconditional love are what determines the outcome.

 

Does this mean that not everything is black or white? Does this mean that everything is gray?

Stop and think about it. You decide what color your world is.

 

Finding your balance is all about the opposites of the Universe, we cannot have or experience one without the other.

 

Becoming independent of what others think of or say about the beautiful being that you are sets you on a path of awareness and balance.

 

A gardener of the flowerbed of your life is not needed, you have the ability to sow the seeds, water with tears, weed out the negative, compost with love and compassion, bloom with inner beauty, and harvest the balance of your life.

 Understanding this…becomes a simple truth

 

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