Tuesday, August 26

Animal Totems: Ants

Patience, Order, Discipline
A person with an ant totem is active,
community-minded who sees future needs.
You are a planner
but content to build your dreams slowly over time.
You are content in knowing that everything will come to you in time.
 
 
The ant teaches you how to become the architect of your life.
The greatest success comes with persistence.
The ant shows you how to work with others.
Ask yourself if you are making things harder than they need to be.
Are you being patient with your own and others' efforts?
Using discipline, you can lay a foundation for success.
The ant is the promise of success through effort.

http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/ant.htm

 

Sunday, August 24

The content of your character is your choice

“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. 
Think only on those things that are in line with your principles 
and can bear the light of day. 
The content of your character is your choice. 
Day by day, what you do is who you become. 
Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way.” 
 ― Heraclitus 

The thoughts we think are choices we make. The decisions we act out are thoughts that we own. We cannot escape our abilities to author ourselves in every moment of every day. Life has no aims of limiting us or confining us or subjecting us to events or circumstances that we ourselves haven't written into our story. We are powered eternally from inside ourselves. Whether we succeed or soar or whether we flail and fall, it is we who instruct our legs to carry us as wings or to give out under us. Life is unconditionally supportive of what we do and who we become by our own doing.

Tuesday, August 5

don't blend and don't follow...

If you look at a color palette and witness what happens as you swirl colors together, it gives the perfect image to what happens to us when we try to blend into the groups around us. Group consciousness is a funny thing, and not necessarily a healthy happy comical funny.

For where we are in the world, one of the clearest standards anyone involved in self-work must set, is the standard of not blending in. If your work is to be clear, to be transparent, to be loving, to be open, to be expansive, then blending into any group standard (at this point in our evolution) means blending into separation mindsets, fragmentary standards, mentalities of "us vs. them" and a wide spectrum of perspectives that fall in the separation continuum.

To follow such a collective standard is to lead yourself out of the very Heart you work daily to keep yourself centered in. Being in the Heart, being in the awareness of the Still Center that pulses within all, is being in Love, being in the consciousness where difference and distance, lack and incompleteness, cease to exist. In the Heart all is whole. In the Heart all are the shining brilliance of the Infinite. 

Let your incantation be: I will not blend in here. I will not mute the brilliance of being grounded in expansiveness by agreeing to group standards that require I see things as separate, as fragmented, as lacking, as incomplete. I commit to the sight of wholeness and love. I commit to the seeing and noticing of the love essence that is in all, and that shines in all. I bow my head to the sacred before me. I refuse to participate in the drama of separation. I choose to stand fully in the light of connection, grounded in the recognition that all that is before me and around me could only ever be Love in its Infinite Forms. Only Love is, and that is the only standard of sight I will be lead by, I will lead by, and that I will follow.

Don't blend...and don't follow...anything other than the godly Light and shining wisdom of your Heart.

Friday, August 1

Show me who you are...

And I'll show you the play of your warring stories.

One of the greatest gifts of spiritual inquiry, of going inward and committing to a lifelong journey of self unraveling is that you enter a space where everything can't help but be completely transparent. Transparency in life, in your being, in your every endeavor is a valuable currency - a way to exchange a clearer current of life with your heart and with your surrounding. If you're willing to go inward daily and ask: who am I being? What standard of ideals am I expressing? How true am I being to my heart, to my soul? - then you are living your life with a level of authenticity and clarity that will keep you shining like a bright beacon in a field of darkness.

I again and again have been coming across what happens when things are kept hidden, overlooked, buried, unexplored, and ignored. When that is your strategy in life or in work or in any place in this game of being human, somewhere in your timeline will be a cracking point, a point in which instead of willingly processing and having things inside of you come out in the open for processing and clearing and cleansing and refreshing, you'll be forced by your inner forces to crack open from the inside out. Where everything you had pocketed, side-stepped from processing, or suppressed forces itself out of you and in plain sight playing itself out in your mind, in your relationships, and in every context of your waking life.

There's two ways to live life - one is to willingly go inside yourself and do some internal house-keeping on a regular basis. The other is to ignore and avoid, until you're forced into some sort of confrontation where the forces you had been collecting inside yourself come head to head and battle it out not only in your psyche but through the relationships you have and the environments you are a part of. You can evolve and unfold yourself intentionally or you can evolve and unfold yourself through a recurring theme of crisis.

It's been my experience that intentional evolution is much more enjoyable and expansive than crisis evolution, which tends to be shocking and painful  to some parts of your being.

The choice of which current to change and transformation you ride, is entirely hours.

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