Monthly Archives: May 2014

Vulnerability and Breakthroughs

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When we stifle emotions we don’t want to feel, we also numb out the ‘good stuff’.  When we embrace our fears, our uncomfortably, and our insecurities we have breakthroughs.

“The biggest breakthroughs in consciousness occur when things are difficult; when we have a choice to fall to the worst of ourselves or rise to the best of ourselves.” – Yehuda Berg

Many of us are conditioned to stop that crying, pull ourselves up by our boot straps or to have a stiff upper lip.  We may perceive feeling or crying as a sign of weakness.  We are conditioned to feel better; eat a doughnut, take a pill, put on a smile; but don’t let them ever see you sweat.

What happens to all this false bravado is we become isolated.  We avoid deep and meaningful connection.  We may not even realize just how numbly we are moving through life.  We are often hostile, judgmental, intolerant and convinced perhaps we know best.  All the while we are closed off from true joy.

Did anyone ever say ‘be uncomfortable’.  That is wonderful!  Sit with your discomfort.  In Yoga they teach us to gently lean into that which causes us discomfort.  What a great way to live our emotional life.  Lean into those feelings. Sit with those fears.  Recognize those hurt feelings.  Instead of closing ourselves off from the world, lean into who we really are.

Today we have the chance to be an observer.  Instead of numbly and unconsciously going through our day, we can tune into those thoughts that drive our actions.  We can simply witness the internal reactions we are having and be aware of them.  This may cause us some discomfort.  We can just sit with that discomfort.  We can drop the notion we need to ‘fix’ how we feel.  We can just be.  How foreign this may feel at first.  We may notice and endless barrage of mindless chatter that goes on throughout our day once we tune into it.  Once we notice this chatter, then we can witness it.  Then we can start to change our thinking.  We can replace those thoughts “they did this to me” to “how interesting that I am having this reaction, what makes me attach this meaning to their actions?”  We may replace “did they really do this to me?  Or were they just in an unconscious state and unaware just as I have been?  How many times have I done this to others.  Now that I recognize how it shows up am I willing to change?  All this mindful internal dialogue will give us new direction, purpose and clarity in our lives.

It may lead us to some internal breakdowns which is just another way of saying it may lead us to tearing down the false walls of ‘protection’ we’ve closed ourselves off from the world with.  Those same walls that keep us stuck from living our purpose.  What is our purpose?  Whatever we claim it to be!

What will you claim your purpose to be right now?

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Light, Joy & Creativity

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“Child of light/joy/creativity, you know not that the light/joy/creativity is in you.  Yet you will find it through its witnesses, for having given light to them they will return it.  Each one you see in light brings your light closer to your awareness….. Love always leads to love.” Course In Miracles.

We all carry the spark of creativity within us.  When I don’t fret over my physical form, my ego demands and materialism and just focus on my creativity, my connections with others and my inner state … life is a beautiful place.

To share joy is to keep it alive, to allow it to grow, to help spark it in others. When we are joyful we pull others into our joyful orbit.

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The Great Mother Within

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“Love is what we are born with.  Fear is what we learn.  The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.  Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth.  To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.  Meaning does not lie in things.  Meaning lies in us.” – Marianne Williamson.

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Action Is The Great Dissipator of Fear

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What does this mean anyway?  I believe it means that regardless of any outside circumstances we are able to maintain an internal state that is happy, joyous and free.  Action is the great dissipator of fear.  When we live in a state of action; doing the next thing in front of us, then I believe we are less likely to be in a fearful state.  If we are not in shape, but go to the gym, then we are more likely to focus on our progress and less likely to dwell in our unhappiness about our shape.  If we are financially stretched and make every effort to live within our means, then we are less likely to dwell in financial insecurity.

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