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Archive for the ‘Intuitive Guidance’ Category

Look Within

“It is written in a ancient manuscript, ‘After Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden, God caused a deep sleep to come over them.  He then called a council of angels and said to His heavenly hosts, ‘When Adam and Eve awaken, they will know that they are no longer divine, and they will go in search of their divinity.  Tell me Angels, where shall I hide this Divinity?’

“One of the angels spoke and said, ‘Lord of the Universe, let us conceal their Divinity within themselves, for that is the last place they will go in search of it.’

“You alone have the power to reach within to discover your own untapped resources.”

Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, Journeys 2007

Active Wisdom

“How do you partake of its unlimited vision, its divine judgment, its holy discrimination, its clear intuition?  By letting the highest aspect of your being take control of your lower nature.  And when your true self takes command, you do not sound as foolish nor as irresponsible and your actions do not boomerang to dig a deeper hole for you than you were in before.  Your words resonate with the Power of Spirit, your emotions are motivated by love, and each decision is looked upon as skill in action.  With the energy of  Wisdom circulating freely, lack is transformed into abundance, illness to wholeness, failure to success, harmfulness to harmlessness, futility to fulfillment. ”

The Angels Within Us, John Randolph Price

Willingness

How willing are you?  For myself and for many others,  I believe we maintain a strong inner belief that we are ‘naturally willing’, ‘naturally altruistic’.  We are inherently willing to put forth the necessary effort to achieve our personal goals, to add the the welfare of community, to secure ‘the good life’, to attain spiritual integrity and maturation.  But are we really?

Willingness is essential to success in any endeavor.  As you move forward with your plans and goals bring willingness and unwillingness fully, consciously into the equation, into the planning and into the execution of those plans.  When willingness actively becomes part of the process, we gain clarity, insight and wisdom.  We are able to make a stronger commitment greatly enhancing our prospect for success regardless of the challenge or goal.

Change

Change is the only constant.  We humans don’t much like change.  We admit to the importance of growth and maturation in the body, mind and spirit.  Yet we most often are dragged, kicking and screaming, down the path of growth and change.

Change is challenging, often painful, always full of uncertainty; even when the changes are positive and we feel ‘certain’ of the outcome. 

Acceptance is the first step toward mastering the process of change.  If necessary, re-framing our perspective about the vicissitudes of life is imperative.  It is not about what happens to us, but rather, how we manage, how we handle the changes that come our way. 

To manage change successfully is to be as objective as possible, while at the same time, honoring our emotions and holding fast to our truths and our faith; trusting the process.  Believing that if we do our part the best we can, that we will find peace and triumph in the face of change. 

Change is an inherent part of existence.  Work to accept the change, perhaps even learn to embrace change…it is our life’s constant.  Certainly a task much, much easier said than done!

Fall Equinox 2010

Today marks the Fall Equinox and the movement of the Sun into Libra whose symbol or totem is the scales.  This day marks the ‘balance’ between the light and the dark; a day when the time of light and dark are equal.  It also marks the ascension of the dark as we move toward the Winter Solstice.  

The Equinox is a beautiful reminder of the importance of being in harmony with cycles and seasons.  We can feel the brisk air, see the turning leaf, reap the harvest and give thanks for our bounties.  It is a good time to take stock of our year to date; to get our balance sheet in order.

The Four Agreements II

The second agreement in the Toltec Wisdom book, The Four Agreements, is “Don’t Take Anything Personally”.

The human majority beleive that other people or situations can make us respond in certain ways.  For example, ‘My boss made me so angry.’ or ‘My friend really hurt my feelings.’  We re-act from a place of conditioning.  Anger is a choice, albeit also a conditioned response.  As Don Miguel states, the comments and behaviors of others which ‘hurt’ us, hurt us because these things touch personal wounds that we carry.

To not take things personally is very challenging work.  Yet, when we establish the habit of non-reaction to the feedback of others, both positive and negative, we find our true center, our true self-esteem.

The Spiritual Path

“In the stillness of my Being I find perfect balance.  I am poised on the middle path between the invisible and visible, master of the poles of opposites, and I see the holy unity of  Spirit and matter.  I see the invisible domain of the Kingdom, and I see the manifest realm of heaven on earth.  I see my path illumined by the inner Light, extending from the secret place within out into the world of form and experience.

“I live with patience, determined to follow my path and fulfill my plan and then to carry out other plans in life as my future unfolds.  I gratefully accept all that greets me on the path, for I know that the activity of God is the Power in my life, and I trust the divine process.  I move forward, steady in the Light of my Holy Self and in the company of the angel, who will keep me in all my ways.”

The Angels Within Us,  John Randolph Price

Harvest

As we approach the Fall Equinox it is a good time to take stock of your personal harvest.  How are your investments doing?  This inventory is not limited to material/financial reality, but includes your personal growth and your relationships with others and with the Divine. 

Fall  bursts forth with all it’s abundance and beauty, and, as it whispers of Winter’s coming, we make our preparation  for the changing of the Seasons.

What are your accomplishments this year to date?  Are you satisfied with your results and returns?  The Fall Holy Season invites us to reflect, assess, evaluate, and, most importantly, to give thanks.

Intention

“Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect.  If we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us not to participate in the effect.  In this most profound way, we are held responsible for our every action, thought and feeling, which is to say, for our every intention.”  Gary Zukav, Thoughts From The Seat of The Soul.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is focusing on the present moment, on the now.  It means bringing conscious mind, day-dreaming mind, the deeper mind…the whole self, including it’s shadow aspects,  fully into the moment.

Nothing, no thing we do is unimportant.  From the simple act of tying a shoe to the more complex actions and decisions that living demands, all are important. 

As with meditation, breathing is essential…mindful breathing.  Focus on each breath.  Bring the full attention of your whole self to the rhythm of your breathing.  You will experience distraction, and when you do, bring the fullness of your attention back the passage of your breath.  As you practice, focusing will become easier.  The mind begins to clear, anxiety eases, a sense of peace and well-being grows steadily.  You can achieve a deeper harmony with the Divine.  Life gets better regardless of what is happening around you.

Bringing mindfulness and meditation together in daily practice is free.  And the investment of time and energy will pay great dividends.