Friday, December 27, 2013

Humble and Wise

A Guru is called He who, out of deep darkness, can reveal the hidden Truth. My Guru exists in many forms as the Guru of each and everyone, and everyone else's Guru is in fact my Guru. Now you see how the Guru has become one. ~ Sri Anandamayi Ma

Recently, I have been observing several oneness guru/teachers berate their students in an abusive manner, and I wanted to address this relationship dynamic from my personal perspective. It is my understanding that a teacher sets the example and realizes that he/she has a responsibility to see the fuller picture when others might not yet catch the wisdom they are offering. When a teacher resorts to verbal abuse, any and all sense of compassion and mutual respect become lost. In the process, the non-dual nature of the teacher/student relationship becomes lost as well.

Blessedly, every student is a perfect mirror, reflecting what the teacher is or is not recognizing in themselves. So unless the teacher is seeing perfection in the student, there is still something being avoided in the teacher's psyche, and a deeper healing longs to take place. Moreover, the very best shepherds do not stand a part of the herd as though on some higher pinnacle. Rather, they take their place among those they are meant to protect and serve.

Thus, the teacher is a servant of God's goodness and grace ... both humble and wise.

Photoart of Ma by Cathy Ginter

Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Moon Global Meditation

New Moon Global Meditation and Scorpio Solar Eclipse

Sunday, November 3 ~ 7:50 AM EST (4:50 AM PST)

Please take a moment to rest peacefully in silence and meditation as we join together to redirect our focus, to remember our Oneness and to channel positive, healing energy around the world.

Our meditation will take place in the silence of our own hearts so there is no need to go anywhere but within.

in Light ~ Cathy Ginter, Spiritual Healer

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Full MoonLight Blessings from the Heart ~ August 20, 2013

What a magnificent skyscape we are enjoying tonight! Note the reflection off the lens. I love how it reminds me of our crown chakra ... as though the moon is blessing all of us from the night sky.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Where Love Is

Where Love is, there you are!

As long as we see this Love in one another, than we are connecting through the Heart. As soon as we diminish another person to an object to "get" something, then we are in ego. The honest one will know which is which and be free of conflict. Thus, all doing arises first out of Being.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Free Spirit

Those of us who are free spirits learn to stand on our own two feet. It is wonderful to be with others and to exchange our creative ideas and insights with loving support and encouragement, but there is no neediness involved. Thus, everyone is free to come and go as our inner compass guides us to do so. And as ever, the gateway to our hearts remains open. Personally, I see this as being fully in alignment with our highest Self.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Patience

Patience is the most challenging lesson that humans face on this Earth plane. It tests our faith and brings to the surface all of our trigger points. It makes time real, which has a tendency to slow things down, and it allows all of our fears and worries to stare us down. In the process, it pushes away the very thing we wish to attract because all along, this lesson remains: Patience.

And as always, our true life purpose is to be in Joy.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Prayers for Peace

As we open our hearts in compassion to the suffering of others, a greater acceptance of our humanity becomes visible. Herein, it is possible to recognize that we cannot know one another merely through one's behavior. Rather, a deeper and more palpable sense of our beingness arises to the surface and defines us in a wider scope through the lens of Love.

Sending prayers for peace so that we might all embrace the totality of our Being.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

One Reason

There is only one reason we have followed God into this world: to encourage laughter, freedom, dance and love. ~ Hafiz

When we try to get others to agree with us and reject anyone who doesn't take our side, we leave no room for anything new to enter in. Thus, we inhibit our spiritual growth on the spot. A wiser approach is to spend time with someone who really challenges our beliefs, thoughts and opinions. Now, we might crack open and expose a more authentic way of being in the world.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Dance of Life

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. ~ Hsin Hsin Ming

I have been exploring the dynamic of codependent relationships over the past year and would like to share what I am intuiting. I do so with great openness and a willingness to listen and to hear your experiences and insights as well. As such, this is not a stagnant examination, and I have reached no absolutes. Rather, I am simply delving more deeply into our relationship dynamics and the manner in which we grow and learn from one another.

Essentially, what I am seeing is that codependency is rooted in our need to "get" something from one another. This neediness can only be seen when we are truly honest with ourselves and when we are willing to recognize that we have a clear attachment to a specific outcome. While we might claim undying love, as long as that love needs to be reciprocated in any particular manner, there is attachment involved. Thus, the love is neither an authentic nor an unconditional expression. Instead, it is codependent and as a result, quite limiting to our personal growth. For instance, we might think: I will love you as long as you do this or that for me. We can fill in the blank with whatever we like as our desires show up in a myriad of ways and change on a daily basis. Of course, most of our joint codependency goes on with little or no awareness. Thus, it spills over into the dysfunctional drama, competition and suffering that takes place all around us. So if we can see this tendency in ourselves, then we instantly have a great advantage.

As always, it is only in the light of awareness that there is a possibility of change.

Compassion, on the other hand, is offered freely, without attachment or preference. We might imagine that this approach is impossible for it often becomes apparent that there are people who wish only to take advantage of our patience and compassion in a seemingly negative manner. However, when we open our hearts, what is considered abusive by the egoic mind, can now be seen with greater impartiality and clarity. And while codependency attaches itself to our weaknesses, compassion arises naturally from a space of great strength and self-acceptance. Being self-fulfilled, there is no sense of neediness. For example, Jesus and the Buddha did not have to share their wisdom with us; they did so because they loved us regardless of how we received that love. Moreover, in the clear-sighted eyes of the wisdom teachers of the ages, there is no other. Rather, we are all interconnected in this play of Lila, the dance of Life wherein all is seen in the light of Grace.