Monday, January 29, 2007
When we need blessing in our life, the quickest and surest way to receive it is to give blessing.
If we forget to breathe, we get immediate feedback. If we forget to eat, discomfort comes soon. If we forget to engage in our ability to give blessings, life becomes tricky--things begin to be difficult and harder to do, we don't feel so good and life becomes a challenge.
The act of giving blessing can be done in a foul mood, can be done with an angry mind or a fearful state. Just bless... and notice the difference before blessing and after blessing.
Do not bless with your ego. Do not bless with the part of you that has needs. Bless from the place of you that has all needs met.
To have love in your life, to have the unconditional perfect compassion of who you are alive and well in your life--be engaged in blessing. Activate your power to bless--an essential human quality, an essential human behavior for a life of blessing.
Begin by blessing yourself every morning as you awaken. Take that blessing into the day as you drive to work as you take care of what you have to do. Bless the bills you have as you pay them. I f you can't pay a bill bless it anyway. Bless your loved ones. Bless those who irritate you. Bless the day. Bless your city, nation and world.
As you bless, understand that you are activating an essential resource of the person you are. Your physical body was designed and created to bless, your mind and soul the same. It really is hard to be as well, happy and free in spirit as you can be... if you are not exercising your capacity to bless.
If you are not blessing, begin to activate this human ability. Bless morning, noon and night for just one minute. Write down how you feel before you start--how do you feel physically, mentally and emotionally, and how do you feel about your life situation and the people in it.
A week after you have started regular blessing, take an inventory of yourself and your life situation again. See if there is a difference. Better yet, plan for their to be a positive difference. This engages your positive power to create what you want in you life.
We are usually unconsciously creating our life situation, our feelings, thoughts and experiences. As we engage in blessing others and the world, we begin to live within the mantle of blessing.
Bless it all.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Meditate, pray, hope and will the life of love into your body, mind, soul and life... and all is well, regardless of what is happening.
Most of us know who we are. It is what we feel, or how we feel when everything is just right, going well. It is how we feel when we feel really good.
It is a challenge though to take that into the world, through life's challenges and difficulties.
Friday, January 26, 2007
What seems real about ourselves and life, what appears unchangeable and written in stone is not as it appears: A rock becomes a rock by being held in place for long periods of time, under high pressure. The same can be said of our human condition: habits held in place for a long period of time, appear as reality, as the unchanging structure of our daily situation, an inescapable plight of a destiny over which we have little control.
Not so! In reality, we simply need to move what has not been moving in body, mind and spirit--for everything to change. We need to change habits, behavior, daily thoughts and actions. We need to change the way we habitually think, feel and act.
We need to change, foremost, the we we react... to ourselves, to our thoughts, beliefs and actions. As we diminish our reaction to ourselves and others, we become able to take wise and effective action to insure our own welfare.
The true welfare of who we are is never compromised or hurt by another person acting in a favorable way to their own true selves. We live in a win-win creation, when we or others act with honesty in our own best interests, everyone is served, everyone benefits. We are all members of the same human body. We are all born as a Self with a mission and purpose to benefit ourselves, others and the world we live in. When we act against ourselves or others in greed, hatred and malice... we lose ourselves and the world loses an essential and brilliant member. The loss of one life to confusion, pain and distraction is a loss to all of humanity and all the world.
As we to move in fortuitous manner, the Creation itself reacts by changing Her relationship to us... in similar manner. The Creation simply reflects who we are, what we have done and what we plan to do... The Creation then does exactly this to us; the Creations gives to us what we have done to ourselves and others. It displays before us and and plays the script that is running in our mind, heart and body.
We craft the "laws of nature" by our thoughts, deeds and actions. We have the power to move mountains, the power to save or change the world in any way we desire. If we do not like the apparent laws of nature, if it seems at times things are too "dog eat dog"; it is only because we made the decision to eat dog.
When we ate the animal, we then became the prey of animal. When we turned to harm our brother and sister, they turned to harm us. Purposeful hate and justified harm came to be. Death happened and suffering began.
There is no end to any of this wrongful creation unless someone, some person stops to bear their soul to the world in the simple way of who they truly are... bearing a love, their love, the love of who they are that knows itself, a love that knows who and what it is. A love that stands perfectly still as the person it is, casting no shadow.
The stillness of love, the acceptance of love, the peaceful reality of who we all really are is seen when we truly know who we are, when we have trudged through delusion, illusion, hatred, harm and endless fear, of our own and/or others.
When we have been mired permanently in the horror of the world, when there is no where at all to go... our eyes turn naturally within, and eventually we see through the darkness the beauty on display of who we are, the deep vibrant lighted shine of who we have always been. We then can become who we are in the world. All the harm of us falls away. And we are born again as who we have always been.
As we are all of this, we see the love of who we are in all creation, we love our brothers as though they were the persons we are, our sisters as though our hearts were living in them. All that we gaze upon in the world looks back upon us in equal fashion. The Universe becomes our friend.
Who we are and what we believe we can be is determined by others around us, by those who have come before us, by those who have cared for us and taught us---for better or worse--unless we take the time to find ourselves and truly know our souls, letting the soul of who we are and the honesty of our lives take the lead.
Who you are is a habit; make it a good one.