Monday, December 19, 2011

A Message from Heaven

Beloved Earth Children ~

As this Solstice season approaches, we extend this invitation so that you might rediscover your most essential nature. . .

Stand near a tree in the forest and learn the way of being still and rooted in silence. Bend like colorful wildflowers, splayed across the spring meadow, and bow to the wind. Shimmer with a crystal in the palm of your hand and allow its energy to heal your body, mind and spirit. Dance to the river's current, flowing downstream, and experience the full meaning of surrender.

Shine as the stars, high in the heavens, and be inspired to realize your infinite potential. Leap with the whales in the sea so your soul song might be carried by the waves. Soar like a falcon, circling the open sky, and see yourself, spreading your light into wings of freedom. Stretch your body with a cat to practice yoga. Serve others like a dog, ever loyal, trustworthy and true.

Heed the wisdom prayers of the Grandmothers and the elders of the gathering tribes and recognize that there is one Life and one Source that moves through all form. Have the faith of a gardener and cultivate patience, compassion and kindness. Breathe with the rhythm of the drum, and your heart will beat stronger. Play like a baby with innocence, joy and laughter.

Remember that you are the promise of your generation. Each day, the seeds of your actions cause the ripples of your humanity to travel beyond time and space. Therefore, do your best to be a living demonstration of the beauty of devotion, the power of courage and the triumph of perseverance. Above all, never forget that we offer you our unconditional love always.

Blessings from the Universe, All is Well, Be in Peace.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Self Portrait

"Who Am I?"

This question posed by Sri Ramana Maharshi invites us to inquire into the very nature of our existence. The inquiry itself leads us past the wide spectrum of all the names that we are given at birth along with all of those labels, expectations and opinions that others seem to tag upon us at every juncture. Further investigation reveals that we are the best of friends the moment we please someone and then, denigrated by a judgmental look of disapproval the instant we say, "No" or otherwise happen to take a different standpoint.

It is such a blessed chance of luck when we realize that no concept can possibly capture the essence of who we really are. Suddenly, we are able to turn inward and ground ourselves in the source of our own true Self. No longer is there an attempt to live up to someone else's portrayal of what they want us to be. Never again does anyone have to be wrong. Imagine that: we can all be right. Moreover, we can see one another in the light of such innocence!

And when all of the molds and mirrors are broken and left on the barren, red earth like cracked clay pottery, discarded from years of overuse, we can actually celebrate this wearing away of our persona. Indeed, the secret of secrets is that we have never been a mere perception or a word handed to us in childhood. What a relief it is to experience that we are the entire universe and all the spaciousness that lies hidden beyond.