True humility is staying teachable regardless of how much you already know. 🙏🏼
True humility is staying teachable regardless of how much you already know. 🙏🏼
If we look at the path, we do not see the sky. We are Earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.
Native American; source unknown.
In the Timeless Now, destiny hangs like a ripe fruit for our picking. This is the fruit of the second tree of Eden, the fruit of life everlasting.
~Alberto Villoldo, PhD
It was a new moon last night. A time to focus on your wishes and dreams, a time to be precise and specific, telling the universe exactly where you see yourself down the road. While doing so it’s important that you act as if it has already come to fruition, as if you are manifesting, and commanding those dreams into your life.
I thought last night was perfect for a little Oracle card magic. It’s been awhile I drew card and I was excited to see what wisdom was waiting for me. It wasn’t so much the need for direction or guidance, but more to quench a sense of curiosity and find reassurance in what I actually already know. I shuffled the cards, spoke my little mantra, and soon one card stuck out so much higher than the rest, waiting to be pulled from the deck.
I drew the “Wizard of Awareness”, no surprise there, and I have mentioned that the path is getting clearer once more.
“Your Soul knows best; be still and observe” was the headline with the rest of the message as followed.
Mindfulness is about being observant, and remaining neutral about what goes on in the world around you. This applies to the environment within you, too. If you struggle inside yourself, stepping into an observer position gives you a new, powerful perspective that neutralizes any discomfort or overexcitement. You have the capacity to see things clearly now, unencumbered by opinion or desire.
Wearing the world as a loose garment requires you to adopt a sense that nothing that happens to you is personal. People come and go, experiences evolve from one state to another in a continental shifting and change no matter how much you want things to stay the same. The wizard of awareness ask you to give up your need to define or limit what you’re experiencing now. It’s all good! Let it be￼￼￼, and watch the miracle unfold without any direct influence from you.￼
I am on track and reassurance was provided. 🙏🏼
A picture from last year in Germany as I had many questions starting with one of the W’s. These questions still linger and come to visit from time to time. I try to understand them, to make sense of them, and give them their rightful place in this journey called life. I also try to practice something neat I read awhile ago that goes a little like this.
When you replace “why is this happening to me”‘with “what is this trying to teach me?”, everything shifts.
“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non conceptual intelligence within you. Key stillness direct your words and actions.
What are your thoughts on this and have you been able to experience such bliss?
Happiness is the new rich.
Inner peace is the new success.
Health is the new wealth.
Kindness is the new cool.
Who wouldn’t relate to these new found treasures of wisdom!
Charlie Chaplin lived 88 years and left us with four statements:
Keep them in all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life…
If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God….
If you see the sun, you will see the power of God…
If you see a mirror, you will see Gods best creation. So believe it.
We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already defined our routes, bookings and directions…trust him and enjoy life.
Life is just a journey! So live today! Tomorrow may not be.
Have a great week everyone and let’s start it by remembering some of these points. 🙏🏼
Love and dream necklace made by me for my Etsy shop. Youniqua.etsy.com
According to Osho, the capacity to be alone is the capacity to love.
It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person – without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.
It makes sense and yet we might find it written on paper a lot easier said than actually done. I think there are many bridges we need to cross, learning about ourselves and being comfortable with ourselves before we can even grasp this concept. It’s a little like the old saying goes “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you it was always meant to be.”
I think until then, until we reach that very point in our thinking and behaving, we have shed many layers of false identities. Behaviors and actions that no longer serve us have fallen to the wayside and no longer matter. All these layers have left behind our most vulnerable self, out true self that many are so afraid of revealing. I think many believe it needs to be protected at all cost, protected out of fear of getting hurt and taken advantage of. But to what kind of cost, what kind of madness are we actually willing to go to sacrifice our true self, and for what? What fears cause us to hold on to those false layers? I do know the answer, and it might be slightly different from person to person, but it is very similar, always sounding a familiar theme.
In my own experience, I have learned that the most inner core, our true self, the part we have protected with our life and which we believe is our most vulnerable being, is actually the strongest part of ourselves. Just think about all that had to happen for you reach that part and all the strengths it required to do so. What you have experienced with each layer you have shed, and all the emotions and feelings behind it, good and bad. Perhaps you will agree that to your most vulnerable being, holds pure freedom and wisdom for you, will always give you a different sense of protection and strengths, and will teach you to enjoy your own company at a different level without reducing others but seeing them as a gift in your life.
Photo Credit: Raffaele Montepaone
Grandma how can live this quarantine?
“My daughter, quarantine is a special, mysterious and sacred period. In my days, newborn children could only leave the house for the first time after their 40th day of life. It is a period of waiting and preparing for a new life. It is a period that produces a great change.”
And how do you prepare for this change?
“With simple, genuine and loving actions. Every morning comb your long hair with dedication and untie all the knots, even t most hidden ones that you have always neglected. It is time to put all the knots in the comb. Then dedicate yourself to untangling even your beloved ones skeins. With patience and you will try to find the end of the skein, the exact starting point of the thread. Already with these simple yet powerful actions you will create order outside and inside of you. Undoing physical knots with your hands you will begin to touch your internal knots.”
And after undoing the knots, what can I do, grandma?
Remove all parts of you that are no longer fertile. In many funeral rites of ancient people it is believed that t he deceased leaves the body entirely on the 40th day after his death. In these 40 days, my daughter, cut your hair, eliminate clothes that you have not worn for a long time or that you no longer want to use, open windows of your home well to let stale air out, cultivate new thoughts by abandoning the old, dedicated to creating new habits, new customs, new traditions.”
Grandmother, I’m afraid that after this isolation nothing will change. Man quickly forgets….
“How others will react to this quarantine is none of your business. Make a commitment to change and not forget. Make sure this storm shakes you up so much that it completely revolutionizes your life.”