Our mother passed from the physical world on Thanksgiving Day, of 2009. At that time, the responsibility of caring for the family home and all its assets, fell upon the shoulders of my sister, as she was legally in charge of the estate. It was a lot of hard work which my brother and I respected. This made her job that much easier.
To see is to gaze past the obvious. What is in our field of vision is not what is always there before our eyes. In yoga, there is the term, “Drishti” – a focused concentrated vision allowing us to really see the world as it truly is. It brings the world into clarity. There are so many distractions both visually and mentally, that we often miss the intricate and beautiful design of the universe. Think of snowflakes, leaves, how the grass rolls in a hay field on a windy day, the curl of waves breaking upon the shore and other visual pictures that are sometimes taken for granted.
Today’s journey into the fifth dimension was a study in contrasts. It began with a vision of what some might call Armageddon and then morphed into the sort of reassuring, uplifting message you might expect. In the moment it was confusing.
When I was a kid, I didn’t really think about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Maybe it seemed too far away. Maybe it wasn’t important to me back then. There didn’t seem to be a burning desire inside me… wanting to be a doctor, a lawyer or anything else really. Even as a teenager, when it came time to decide on something, I chose my college course in visual merchandising because of its artsy feel and mostly, because it had an optional field trip travelling through Europe.
There are moments in our lives when everything collapses and we feel as if we’re being pulled by negative forces, but there is one Source for our support, and that is Divine Grace. Surrender, acceptance, resilience, prayerfulness, mindfulness, and meditation help us rebuild the power within and pass through any storm. And we thank the Universal Source that the difficult days don’t stay forever in this world of continual change and impermanence.
If we were isolated and closed off from everything we would die. Life is a question of exchange. Exchange of gases, liquids and foods in the simplest forms of life and of emotions, thoughts and inspiration in the more evolved.
I am the sum total of my choices, Good, or bad, they have led me to where I am at this moment. They do not define who I am, yet their influence have directed my life’s path. In the deepest depths of my soul, I now that it is my choices that also determine my quality of life. I think that when we acknowledge that we always have a choice no matter what the situation, we lose the victim mentality.
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What does it feel like when your mind is out of balance? Is it like two opposing forces going against each other or is it a whirlwind of thoughts and conflicting ideas? This is the nature of the ego, to be resistant. Have you ever felt like you really didn’t want to do something or go somewhere? Then, when you pushed through that feeling, you had an amazing experience?
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In a clearing, deep in a forest in Sweden there is a statue. It is called the Statue of Integrity and is by the Icelandic artist Jón Leifsson. There are no signposts to reveal its location. It is not included in any guide books. Anyone out hiking is simply meant to stumble across it. The statue is of Greta Garbo, the Swedish film actress who became the greatest star of Hollywood’s golden age. It represents the intimacy that Garbo enjoyed with nature and the elements. Garbo’s connection to the natural world was profound. She enjoyed an intense, almost pagan oneness with the wild.
Imagine, that your imagination was created to allow you to give wings to your dreams. Imagine that your dreams come to life because you imagine that they are possible. Imagine you have the power of an imagination because you are the incarnation of a dream’s dream to realize itself.
You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . The definition of Rage according to “The Readers Digest Illustrated Dictionary: . “1.a. Extreme, vehement anger; fury b. a fit of anger – 2. Furious intensity, as of a storm or disease – 3. Burning desire or passion – 4. Informal A fade, a craze, very fashionable”.
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Many of you are angry with the world. Angry with your spouse or partner, your children; your boss, even yourself. What is the source of your anger? You may think it is because of something that is happening outside of yourself and we are here to tell you that all anger, just like every other emotion you feel, comes from within you.
Hats. I grew up wearing hats. Not just for protection from the elements but for making a fashion statement. There are even photos of me (somewhere) wearing whatever was handy as a hat if one could not be found. Diapers, shoes and pillows were all fair game. Keep in mind that I was only a child with a wild imagination.
The Bulgarian master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov used to tell a story about the old Egyptians and their initiations. .
The deep knowledge of the Egyptians made people like Plato and Pythagoras spend many years of their life there to learn their secrets. They where initiated and had to prove their will, their courage, their endurance, justice, wisdom, purity etc. through different tests or initiations.