“Not with thoughts of your mind, but in the believing of the sweetness of your Heart, you snap the cock and open the golden door and disappear into the bright room, the everlasting ecstasy, the eternal now.”
Oh, the many times I acted from what my mind was dictating and abandoned my heart. I don’t know if it was my younger days of influences and experiences or maybe something even more ancient. What I do know is that when I follow my Heart, in spite of the mindless chatter, I am moving with Nature’s rhythm. Her laws and movement maybe contrary to my expectations, but I trust Her more than I trust myself. It is a sort of surrender to the unknown, knowing you are being led somewhere. Some say it is God’s will, not mine. May I be filled with Her grace in all that I do.
“May you be blessed with all things good. May your joys, like the stars at night, be too numerous to count.” I sit here today and think about the too numerous times I have fallen into the trap of despair. Whatever the circumstance, tragedy or conflict, there lives a trap door we all fall into. The Deities of Misery love company. It is important to acknowledge the emotional turmoil we experience here down in the dark side of the valley, but be cautious. This is not the place to pitch a tent and set up camp. A short visit will do. Return to that sweet spot, called Life, pay homage to the sunrise and give the sunset a moment of gratitude for all that you have, regardless of how small it may seem.
“Work with Joy…Live with Joy…Dream form your Heart…Share what you have…Care deeply…Be thankful always”
I am pondering how many of us live a life in Joy, or as if we are some kind of robotic mechanism enslaves us, a victim of the modern ego-centric culture we are living in. Slaves or victims to what? A culture built on isolation, dog eat dog, and the big dog gets it all,bottom-line, profit and greed? A life of some sense of survival, knowing if you do not get our bills paid in time, they will cut you off. This is our current culture, the mega-corporations, whether it be PG&E, water utilities, garbage, mortgage or rent due to the landlord, not to mention Obama’s drone attack on USA citizens without due cause.
Do we not need to find our life purpose, a place where we belong? indeed, my dear ones, let us reclaim our souls and our original purpose for being here, as short as it is. Dream from your heart, share what you have, and care deeply for humanity.
“Let nothing that happens today, or has happened before, discourage you about tomorrow”
How often I have gotten caught in the trap of today’s drama, yesterday’s crisis, or unwanted situation and have gotten spun around, internally disheveled. My nervous system goes on high alert, blood pressure rises, restless sleep, and internal chaos prevails. Over the years, things have changed. I have changed. I have chosen to live in peace and joy to the best of my ability, regardless of what is happening around me. I have learned to hold the current crisis situations in a different way, a healthier way. I have learned how to trust the unfolding of life and each and everyones journey. I have learned how to surrender to those things I can not change and focus on what it is I can do. Sounds like AA! Yep. It is their primary prayer and is powerful and I use it often.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
I want to thank those of you who use this prayer as a way to heal yourself. Let us all use this prayer this week and witness how life changes for you.