The last 6 months have been a return to Love for me personally. I have new love in my life. My baby granddaughter. It's hard for me to believe I ever considered living so far from her and my daughter. Love is literally my religion!
After speaking with a couple of people who urged me to follow my heart, I knew I had to head back west. I had not yet held my one month old baby granddaughter. When I held my granddaughter for the first time, I pledged to myself that I would make the world a better place for her and all children. Her generation and those that will follow. Yes, I am hopeful that many generations will continue to populate our beautiful Planet. I do not believe in "Raptures" or any other spiritual rescue from personal responsibility. I believe, based on objective observation, that we have been given a great gift that most of us squander. Many of my fellow human beings have been spinning stories that exempt them from personal responsibility towards one another and the source of life that we all are made from.
Religion or any other belief system should not excuse us from our responsibility to all life. We are made of the earth and will return to the earth. Let us not forget to be natural beings while we are here. Whatever Mystery you believe in, let it not be an excuse for not living in the here and now and doing the best you can. Look at your world. Listen to real science. Go out and observe the natural cycles. Feel it in your bones.
I truly love each and every human being on this planet. My teachers and my lessons have brought me to the brink of despair and this allowed me to find my greatest strength. Love truly is my religion.
I took this photo with my iPhone while leaving Whole Foods this week. I thanked him gratefully for allowing me to take this photograph. How often do you see bananas on someones head. Fun!
"Love is my Religion" by Ziggy Marley. What a great message. Glad to be back home to my own heart!
As the world explodes with violence and uncertainty, the lyrics of Bob Dylan's Blowing in the Wind, are just as timely today as they were in the 60's. I was eight years old when I first heard the song. I became a lifetime fan.
Uranus and Pluto were conjunct during the 60's, they have been in a tight square aspect for the last two years.
Dylan's ability to see things as they are, his sense of humor and irony, his passion for human rights, and his genius at expressing it all so clearly make him my lifetime favorite by far. I have gone through phases of admiration for singer song writers since my teens. Discovering Cat Stevens in my early teens, OH "Peace Train". Neil Young "Harvest". Some of my latest favs are posted on this blog. I grew up with Johnny Cash on the Jute Box and TV. Johnny's "Why I'm always dressed in Black" is a great protest song. I really didn't appreciate Johnny until I discovered Willie Nelson at age 19. He was my parents music up until then.
"Tangled up in Blue" seemed the perfect title for this photograph. Hope it isn't too presumptuous of me to reuse such a great title. I'll get back to self development and a little more astrology in my future blogs. Have a great week!
This was my favorite version of this song. There are many more to be explored.
Last week I confessed to some of my darker emotions. In kindness to myself and others, I do not judge these emotions as bad. We all go through periods of anger and resentment when we are not able to express ourselves clearly or freely. Feelings inform us that we need to take action. The important thing is getting clear without projecting onto others. When we pass harsh judgement on others without knowing the circumstances, it can lead to a round robin of defensiveness and projection. What I have found most recently is a return to love for myself leads to seeing others in a kinder light.
If you have watched any of the Joe Dispenza videos I share on Facebook, you have caught on to the idea of changing your mind. Loving yourself fully often requires changing your mind. If you tend to be defensive, you are not loving yourself fully. Allow yourself time to examine your beliefs about yourself and others. This is a great gift that will increase your compassion. The more often you simply sit with love in your heart the easier it is to deal with the frustrating situations and people in your life.
Have a good week and lots of loving thoughts towards yourself and others!
It's been a busy week. I have nothing new to post, so I'm remembering Ireland for St. Paddy's day. A photo I took of the Cliffs of Moher. Nature is the best ART!
This is an old favorite. Enjoy the landscape too. Have a Happy St. Patricks Day!
I used to believe being conscious meant being spiritual and well intentioned toward the Earth and my fellow human beings. Well, I have learned that all the good intentions in the world do not compensate for unconsciousness.
We all find ourselves feeling defensive from time to time. True consciousness has nothing to defend. It is complete awareness without judgement. It comes to us only after we become aware of our personal triggers. If we are not conscious of our emotions we will act them out inappropriately. Consciousness is knowing oneself well. When we know ourselves we can act authentically in making our world a better place each day. We do not need to prove anything to anyone. We are present.
Being conscious requires daily awareness and effort if you have lived a life of compartmentalizing your feelings and traumas. Consciousness feels honest. Honesty with ourselves is the greatest gift we can give to others.
Once we are honest we are never indecisive. The decision is always obvious. We follow our hearts. We do not follow feelings of the past. We simply acknowledge our mistakes. We know only the present is important. We are not divided. Only one path is alive and vital at any point in time.
With Uranus and Pluto making their last tight square, this is a time for powerful change. May we be the change we wish to see in the world by becoming conscious.
Still having fun learning my new skill. Another experiment taken while running around in the cold last night.
Lots of fun!
This is a song I listened to a lot last year. It makes me laugh. We all get lost in our minds some times. The important thing is to examine our thoughts, fears, and beliefs. If we do that, I call it "good mind time". It's easy to be unconscious and judgmental when we are lost in our minds. Hope you enjoy the music! It's fun!