I am continuing my big adventure and my goodness do I feel over my head at a big rodeo on a wild broncing buck. I'm so glad I can laugh at this because I know in the end it will be an awesome ride. I just need to stay centered, breathe deeply, listen, then act on the inspirations I receive. I can't help but wonder what Mother Nature feels like at this time of year. It's been such a mild winter here and things are growing underground and the horizon is changing and new is coming. Right now I just want to enjoy the ride. Be calm. Don't rush. I have plenty of time. All I need is within me!!! I know that!!!
I am continuing to read Gene Keys, The Gifts Of Imperfection, and other progressive books, magazines and articles that are so inspiring. I'm so grateful for the uplift I feel in so many ways. Time and again I experience the magic of the helpfulness that comes from so many people and so many directions once I start out on a new path, a new adventure. I can't wait to see even two months down the road what I'm experiencing. I know it will be an awesome ride. I just need to keep doing a few things each day and everything will take care of itself and fall into place. As I do that fear will not be a part of the picture. If it is I know to stop and breathe deeply, smile, and send fear on its way.
As I say that I can't help but think of our unfolding political landscape. Even if it doesn't look or feel like it I know that our global consciousness is moving more and more toward cooperation, connectedness, and true caring for each other as we continue to tune into our Power within, and our Power of working together for the common good. Power over, based on fear and greed is on an evolutionary downslide and on the way out of our consciousness altogether. In Gene Keys the author Richard Rudd talks about greed being necessary at one point in our evolution to push us toward success and survival but that now we are beyond that point and greed has become destructive. I so clearly see that and I'm sure so many others see that too. Rudd speaks of Aspiration as our next step at the Gift level where we are focused on spirituality and caring for others as well as ourselves. I find it so inspiring and uplifting to live at the level of caring for myself and others and doing everything I can to help everyone everywhere. I'm meeting so many people from different cultures and learning their language and getting to know them as friends. It's so much fun and so exciting. We have so much fun and spend so much time laughing and listening to each other and helping each other. I'm so grateful for the many blessings!
One point that means a great deal to me is the unfolding Awareness that we must take care of ourselves first in order to have anything to give to others. This Awareness has been so abused and misused. The patriarchal religions have put forth the idea of taking care of everyone else first, that we are last, that we have no value. This hideous fear-based mentality is to keep us silent, afraid and powerless. That is by no means our Nature nor our Identity, nor our Purpose. My whole Life has been dedicated to awakening people to their inherent value, sacredness and holiness. That is our Nature. That is one reason why Spring is so beautiful to me. I so enjoy watching as Mother Nature's beauty blossoms once again above ground where we can see it and revel in it and enjoy it. It's so much fun to sit out on my porch and feel the sun and the warmth and enjoy the beauty. I so enjoy watching the beauty of others unfold as well. It's very heartwarming!
As we move toward the Spring Equinox, the time of equal night and equal day, it is a time to celebrate balance. Balance is a symbol of health and well being in every area of our lives. Imbalance leads to disease, dis-ease, where we are disconnected from healthy, peaceful feelings, thoughts and actions. An issue that is coming more and more to light, pun intended, is the value and necessity of sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation is now linked to cancer and many other illnesses. Many people mistakenly believe that they can survive and thrive on four hours of sleep. It is even a status symbol in Western culture to be running ourselves ragged as a so called symbol of productiveness. This is a wildly destructive misconception and I'm so glad that people are waking up to this Truth and giving themselves permission to slow down, tune in, and refresh themselves. When we are connected to the Power we are we know the Power of Balance!!! We honor our bodies and our minds and spirits and we pay attention to what we are feeling, thinking and doing. We give ourselves time to refresh and rest. We give ourselves time to exercise our bodies, our minds, our Spirits. Balance is the hallmark of an Awakened Life and I celebrate that knowing every day. It is so important to be awake to what we need!!!
As I move forward into 2016 I look forward to the new surroundings where I'll be, the new people I will meet and the new opportunities that will present themselves. I know I will be traveling and teaching and speaking and I'm so excited and grateful for the opportunities unfolding. As you move forward into this beautiful awesome Spring I hope you give yourself time to listen to your heart, envision your dreams, and consider how you wish to be of service in the world. For me, there is nothing more exciting than living my dream and being of service in the world. I believe with all my heart that this is what we are here for in this time and place. I absolutely know that as we give ourselves time to feel into our dreams a new Aliveness comes into being in our lives!!! That's what I celebrate in this beautiful Spring season as we move forward together in Oneness, Peace, and Understanding. Bless us all as we move forward in a new precious Aliveness!!!