Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Universal Message

We surround ourselves with walls built from the blocks of our anger, fear, ignorance and insecurity. Our intention is to protect ourselves. In reality, these carefully constructed walls become the obstacles that hold us back and prevent us from growing, being purposeful and reaching our true potential.

The word, potential, is rooted in the Latin word, posse, and literally means to have power. To be purposeful means to focus our energy with consciousness. If we are to be purposeful and reach our potential as a society, then we must first realize the true power of our intentions.

We are the artists and musicians, the poets and parents, the healers and writers of history. Each of us receives precious gifts from the Universe. They are our birthright. They are the talents and opportunities that come to us seemingly out of nowhere. We show our respect for life by developing our abilities and becoming the best of our highest thoughts.

Considering the ramifications of current world events, now is the time to take a moment in silent pause and ask ourselves, "What do we really want this world to look like?" Then each of us must accept our personal responsibility by taking a leap of faith and making a real effort to tear down the antiquated barriers that stand before us and between us.

By understanding the essence of our spiritual connection to all of humanity, we can create positive change. Each of us is made up of energy. At every moment in time, the totality of all our energy becomes the universe. Through our thoughts, words and actions, we have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in. Make no mistake about it; we can take our image of a perfect planet and make that dream a reality.

In other words, if enough of us really want justice, peace and love to be the governing force of our civilization, then each of us must create justice, peace and love by being just, peaceful and loving each and every moment of our lives.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

One Blessing

May we surrender to the splendor of the dawn. May we see the wonder of red on rock and the majesty of a drop of dew on a pine needle. May we witness the lone eagle, soaring over the canyon walls, carrying our prayers from the darkness of the night into the opportunity of the morning light.

May we build a bridge across all the boundaries of our intolerance. May we recognize our pride for the delusion that it truly is. May we always speak with candor, even when our honesty is met with suspicion and fear. May we open our minds with the expanse of a desert sky and acknowledge that we are one family.

May we heed the call that comes as a wisp of wind in our hair or as thunder, crashing through our bones, urging us to wake up and reaffirm our commitment, to trust in the power of forgiveness, the one salve which can heal every wound and show us that the dream was never really so.

May we welcome the fox that comes to our door and challenges us to be wiser and more deliberate in our response. May we no longer allow vague imaginings and thoughtless wanderings defile our name. May we respect and honor each human being with the reverence due a creation of our One Creator.

May we willingly reach out our hearts and our hands in an embrace so wide that we encompass every living thing. May we sing a song of life so bright that our voices rise and resound across the Universe, proclaiming: "We know who we are, and we have one wish, that is peace on Earth."

The offer, the gift, the one blessing is sweet, eternal and infinite Love...