Become – By Jonathan Ojanpera

 

If I could invent myself over and over again, I might become.
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If there was a way to escape the routine of life, its mundane, the ritual, I may become.
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To set aside the norm and break through the barrier that keeps me earth bound, I could become.
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When I let go of my mind’s whispers of untruth, I am becoming.
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Now there is nothing here but my essence, I have become. I am a blank page longing to be filled with the magic of what I may become.

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I Can Still See You – by Annette

‘Neath the beauty of tiger lilies in bloom, we laid her to rest on the 3rd of June. The friend with no equal, the companion of years; her grave bathed in sunshine and heavenly tears. It is comforting in more than the ordinary ways, to have a living headstone upon which to gaze. Where the squirrels play and the birds do visit making the visual touching and exquisite. Being outside was what she loved the most so it is beautiful that her grave play gracious host. That hole wasn’t there only four years ago, it was merely a patch where grass did grow. Now it is the visual reminder of when a loved one moved on to dance with the blooming tiger lilies in the full day sun!  I love you Baby!

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Being and Becoming – by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

 

The very foundation of eastern philosophy is Being and Becoming. To Be and to Become. Our existential reality is our Being and Becoming.
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The drive to search for Truth is innate in man. Man is essentially a seeker, ever restless. It is as if in some distant past, we were with the Divine, one with the Beloved, but then were suddenly separated, and found our own identity apart from God. Our search in every facet of life is essentially a search for God, the One with whom we were closely connected and then lost touch. Now we are trying to return to that closeness, and so every material pleasure, every bit of knowledge and adventure, becomes more like a hunt for that Unknown Truth. We will never rest till we are back with our Beloved. Nothing will satisfy us, nothing will quench our thirst, our “What next?” syndrome will drive us till we are one with our Beloved.

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Your Success Begins With the Right Mindset – by Gery

 

Life is filled with opportunities to grow and learn. We learn from the victories as well as the defeats. The values that come from those experiences are the building blocks to being successful in future endeavors. I have said many times that within our defeats lie the greatest keys to future successes. However, you can neither succeed nor fail at what you are pursuing without first making an attempt at it. The nagging question is always, where do I begin. The sarcastic, yet obvious answer is… at the beginning, of course. So it is with creating the positive mindset which is a key component as you make the journey. Without it you may start but it is doubtful you will finish without the scars of battle. That is if you finish at all

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If You Want To Feel – by Marie Pollnow

 

If you want to feel you have to let the boundaries down.
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If you want to feel love you have to let it in.
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If you allow yourself to “feel” your compass will let you know what you want.
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Learn to listen.
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Our world is created by feelings.
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The more love and healing feelings are light.
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Feelings that are deconstructive or cruel are heavy and dense.
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Feeling is important simply be mindful of how long you stay in sadness,
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or anger for it draws more to you.
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What you exude you include.

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BECOMING – By Lee Pryke

How are you feeling about you?
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I love me and that’s ok… IN FACT it is better than ok!
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All too often, we forget about the great achievements in our lives and focus on the shifts that occur as a result of these achievements, which some times to the INNER CRITIC in our heads appear as failures, when in fact they are temporary adjustments physically or emotionally that to the unseen eye are necessary for our survival and success of the new achievement.

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Catch a Ride to Your STAR – by Holland Haiis

How can you become your best self? You work on this objective as you are pushed and prodded by parents, teachers, clergy, employers, and most importantly you. As you strive to discover a solution and charge toward accomplishing this goal, you may end up feeling no closer to becoming your best self then when you began. Let’s face it, you live in a world that requires being the best partner, parent, friend, co-worker, weekend warrior, or anything else that you may be doing in your daily life. And, you may often feel disappointed if you are unable to achieve this goal in everything that you do.

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A Cosmic Smack – by Bob Rush

Feeling is a powerful life force, yet misunderstood and misinterpreted. People tend to look at those who can express their feelings as soft, weak, new age silly or just plain emotional. Society tends to be a guilty party. Men don’t cry. Why not? Just some stupid stereotypes.

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I Am – by Mary K

Become Who You Are.
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I love the fact that each day I am choosing to BECOME whatever I want!
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You might be tempted to call me crazy… and you most certainly would not be the first… but today I can declare this truth loud and clear because I understand that a life plays out only as we choose. And we make hundreds, if not thousands of choices every single day. It is the accumulation of these choices that dictate who, how and what we have become. Right here, right now.

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BEcome – by Sara Jane

We are all BEings not doings.
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It is time to be true to you, to BEcome who you truly are.
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We are all born perfect; it is outside influences that change us when we try to fit in to what is called “normal”.
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What is “normal”?
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Normal is what is usual for you.

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Nothing more than feelings – by Suzanne

 

FEEL.. The word itself brings that shiver of delight or dread to the soul… what do you feel? How do you feel? What does it feel like? So very many parts to this extraordinary word…
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This themed article is indeed difficult, but yet very important for me to write – this past few weeks have been a tumultuous ride of many, many deep feelings…not the least of which have to do with our recent loss – On Mar 17, 2015 our beloved fur faery Deuteronomy “aka Dude” made the journey cross the Rainbow Bridge to Summerland… he was to enter his 12th year in May this year.

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The Stories We Live – by Kat McCarthy

There are two things that make up a person’s way of being in the world – who that person really is and the stories told about who they are.  The stories come from many different places including the mind of the person in question.  These stories often hinder a person from becoming who they are because they fool a person into thinking they are something different then they are.

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To Become the One – By Lykke

Did you ever have the feeling, that you were “The One.” That you were specially gifted. A person with an important mission. Someone extraordinary?
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Well I had that. For many years I kept this as one of my deep and darkest secrets.
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The feeling became a thought. A way of thinking, that helped me keep up and stay alive. “There is something special about me. There must be. Otherwise I wouldn’t have to go through all of this.”  I think that it went almost like that …

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The Emotional Keys – by Kat McCarthy

We’ve often heard it said that we can’t go any further up than we’ve been down and frankly that idea has always scared the sauce out of me. Did that mean that we would have to live on the street, homeless and destitute before I could have the life of relative comfort that I’ve always dreamed of?

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Successfully Completed – by JoJo Lowey

My perspective, since my new found awareness of the ‘law of attraction’ one year ago is that the universe corresponds in accordance to our thoughts, emotions, fears, desires and ambition. I believe that in order to flow with the ‘law of attraction’ it is similar to an ‘initiation’.

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You Never Know – by Annette

It was sometime back in 2000 whatever and  I called my mother one day, just to see how she was doing and she informed me that she was quite busy putting a luncheon together, planning a menu and making the grocery list.  This was nothing new for her for after she retired, having luncheons was something she looked forward to each and every week. Getting out the interesting and quirky serving pieces all too familiar from when we had holidays meals as a family while I was growing up was part of this ritual as was putting the food she created (from new and exciting recipes she got from food television show hosts) out for everyone to try right along with her.  No doubt this was to see if Paula Deen or Racheal Ray really DID know what they were talking about, right?

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Setting It Off – by Bob Rush

Once again late to the party, My bad…. Now to more important things. Initiate is a powerful word in my humble opinion. My first thought was the title of the song by the Black Eyed Peas, “Let’s Get It Started.” So saddle up friends and get ready to ride. The theme has many facets. When it gets down to the simple, I feel that to initiate is to create action, stir up creativity, set off the divine, reach out to others and being the change we all seem to seek. There are, of course, many others ways to ponder this theme but I will try to stay in the realm of the universe and not to other distant galaxies. So strap in, hang on and look for a good time.

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An Initiate… – by David Franklin Farkas

When you see the word Initiate
do you hear it as the noun form or the verbal form?
As a verb it means to start something.  But, the noun is very different.
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An Initiate
is someone who has successfully been initiated or has gone through an initiation.
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Stepping Out of the Box – by Linda Lang


The alarm clock rings.  You jump out of bed.  Get dressed.  Grab a coffee.  Maybe some breakfast.  And prepare your body for another day… Then head off to work to sit behind a desk or a computer, or in some other way fill your day with repetitive tasks. Come home. Have dinner.  Watch some TV or spend time online or on your phone until it’s time for bed.  And then do the same thing tomorrow.

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