These are the true confessions of a reformed white knuckler. I’ve had to pry my clammy little fingers off of the control I’m trying to maintain over issues that I just basically can do nothing about in the present moment. I have to come clean and take responsibility for it. Though I have been on the spiritual path for many, many years I find it much easier to stay peaceful, trusting, and balanced when things are going smoothly. In recent times things have gotten challenging and I lost faith.
Have you ever seen those movies with epic farewell scenes where we see the star of the film depart on some form of grand transportation such as a ship, train, or plane that we know is about to take them to an adventure like nothing they've ever experienced before? What we are experiencing right now is very similar to these epic farewell scenes. What are we saying farewell to?
Question: I am deeply distressed with my life as I approach my 50’s. I have always considered myself to be a compassionate, spiritual and aware person. I was kidnapped and raped at knife point at 23, widowed suddenly at 32 with 2 children, and recently divorced. There have also been many unfortunate deaths in my immediate family.
The reason why you would like to identify a cause, or causes, is that you want a cure. If you can't have a cure, you want restitution. When you find supposed causes, cure is around the corner. With a cause, even if without a cure, you at least have someone or something to point a finger at.
When I was living as a Street Person, under the open sky and in the weather, I came to deeply understand, experientially, the nature of fear. I also learned how to overcome it. And today I fear very little. This leads to an interesting question: What came first, my loss of fear or the Good Life that I am enjoying?
My children are usually making comparisons, from good to better or
bad to worse. I wonder what life in the world would be if comparisons
were not made. Perhaps one secret to life is to live without
comparisons. Without comparisons, perhaps you would be happier with
whatever life may bring you. You wouldn't be going back and forth and
posted 28 May, 2009 (Wednesday, 27 May, 2009) - Celia Fenn
This is a time
of the most incredible shifts and changes, and things are moving at
such an accelerated pace that it seems hard to keep up at the moment!
Ever since the arrival of the Diamond Light and the Reconnection of our
Cosmic consciousness with the Cosmic Heart, the energy of change has
been swift and relentless.
The essence of
where we are now seems to be letting go.
Today, while out on a pre-spring bike ride, I saw neighbors sweeping their driveways, pruning dead branches from trees, and picking up old leaves by the side of the road, in preparation for spring and new growth.
We will now speak of stage three. But before we do, we wish to point out that the transition does not take place along a straight and linear pathway. There are moments in which you may fall back to a stage you had already left behind. But such a fallback may later on lead you to a big step forward. So detours may turn out to be shortcuts.
Saying goodbye. It's something we all do at various times in our lives. Some of us do it consciously and intentionally, while some of us avoid it like the plague. This week, as the summer comes to an end and kids go back to school (or off to college for the first time), I wanted to rebroadcast a newsletter from last year when Michael and I were leaving our home of twelve years.
Yesterday Michael and I attended the memorial service of a good friend's dad who died suddenly while helping a neighbor with a project at his home. The service was moving and sad and inspiring all at the same time. Of course his family and his loved ones are reeling from their unexpected loss. As I wrote about last week, there's nothing more painful than losing so
You do not have to know all your deep dark secrets. You do not have to delve into the lurkings of your past. Yet the world holds on to the preciousness of the past. Its motive is good, to unveil the past so that you can then move on past it. But, of course, the world likes to analyze.