” Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans”.
Gee, what does that mean to me? As I get my old, rusty, wisdom gears a runnin here, I believe this means that we have two minds, a Higher Mind and a Lower Mind. The lower mind or Ego loves to make plans basically attached to the survival and comfort of the Self and those people the Ego Self cares about. The Higher Mind which is basically couched in a non-physical perspective (the immortal Self) has a bigger agenda: to instruct its individuated expression to see the way It does: we are all connected and we must take care of each other for we are each other. The Higher Mind wrote a script for the individuated Self to act out on the Earth Plane in order to evolve through learning certain lessons that grows spiritual wisdom and this script has a way of getting done come hell or high water, no matter how unpleasant and disturbing sometimes. Everything does happen for a reason and they do happen to you especially while you are making your Disney, Rose-Garden plans.
Little me is sitting here now and Little me is trying to figure out how to remain calm and not afraid of the big waves that life on Earth can swamp me with. I think it is a moment to moment endeavor to stay in a neutral place of active meditation where I stay in the moment and remember to breathe, to reflect away from me old thoughts that come back to me that have been rationalized a million times but still have a way to haunt the daylights out of me. I know life is short and I will be re-uniting as we all will, with my Higher Mind when my time here is finished. So, meantime I will smell the roses and have gratitude for everyone and everything. Thank you Life for reminding me that everything is meant to be.
Last Wednesday, June 27, a Danish illegal immigrant started a fire in Costilla County near The Spanish Peaks. It is 5% uncontained as we speak. The area has many dead trees killed by beetles. Many residents are coming together to help each other through this frightening time. Residents are becoming One in all of this and this is a good thing. It is hard to see the Land and its people go through this. I used to live there. I am hoping, praying and intending that human and animal life be spared. Ultimately our lands are sovereign and do not wish to be owned. The Native Americans understood this. The animals, trees and foliage never question their immortality. They know they are immortal, energetic beings. Man started this fire then Mother Earth took the reigns and did what she’s good at. Cleaning up. All the dead trees are being recycled so new growth can occur. Humans can learn that it’s never too late to “change course” and still laugh, love, come together and be there for each other. Nothing stays the same and change is the order of the day. It’s happening all over Mother Earth. It’s hard to lose our homes and treasured possessions. We learn to love things more than we love ourselves and others. So all of this leads to Hearts opening and expanding.
Fire clears out the dead brush of skewed perceptions, skewed reactions, judgments and leaves only a connection with your Soul. This is where forgiveness begins. From here new growth can begin and we can celebrate our love for one another.
To forgive is to let yourself off the hook. So, forgive all others and forgive yourself.
Enjoy the video!
Now you are free to live in the NOW.
Scientists Discover That Trees Have A “Heartbeat” Too
Here is a great article about the heartbeat of trees. Enjoy!
“How do I find my Way?” The Way already knows you.” ~Selby Lee~
If you are looking for the way….your way in the World, STOP IT!
THE WAY ALREADY KNOWS YOU.
You simply summon it with your desire for it. We have never had to find our way.
We have always been on our Way. The Universe divinely orchestrates our paths and we
are never lost. Even stumbling off our paths is part of our Way. We can’t lose our Way
even if we wanted to. I’m a little morose so let me indulge myself and pick a morose
example: even if you are murdered or die of a disease, or are engulfed in an addiction,
you are not lost. There is always
something to learn in all of life’s experiences, especially that we are strong, brave,
infinitely intelligent and loving and so capable of rising above our challenges, even if
those challenges appear to consume us. Above all, We are
eternal beings having a human experience. The only constant in life
is change, so ride the wave. We are free. And we are never lost.
I believe that Jesus forgave mankind unconditionally as he drew his last breath upon The Cross. I believe that Forgiveness and Salvation is not dependent upon accepting Jesus as the true God and Savior. His forgiveness was an unconditional gift to all mankind when He uttered these words from the Cross, “Forgive them Father, they no not what they do”. Will we accept His Gift? If humanity can accept and become the Gift, then we can forgive ourselves and all others. This is the opportunity to finally mend ourselves and each other. We can then return to our true state of being: Loving Presence.
So if I ask for forgiveness from those I may have caused harm, does it really matter? It is really out of my hands as the forgiveness may never come so I forgive myself and I forgive all others. Just trying to get off the merry-go-round of karmic drama. As I fling myself off the carousel I find that forgiveness is still out of reach. And I yearn for the dizzy dance of plastic ponies and the musical soundings that taste like cotton candy.
I am sure that Creator would say there is nothing to forgive in the first place. We decided before birth to descend into duality to experience the hot and cold of everything in order to eventually prefer love, kindness, sharing, freedom and unification. And since I’m not there yet, forgiveness is a useful tool. So here I sit in silence pretending not to be provoked by the pull and push of human tugging. Sometimes I can fool myself and announce that I am free and ready to go home. But I’m not ready. I am still choosing love, atom by atom, molecule by molecule then when I’ve surrendered that last molecule that train will come for me and I will be going Home.