In this day and age we are starting to hear more and more about “letting go” and “Going with The Flow” and those things are fine. They have a very important place in our production oriented culture that practically worships stress and incessant activity. Many of you reading this are certainly in need of this kind of education.
So for good measure, let me go ahead and say it:
“Everything is happening in divine order and perfect timing. Nothing is left undone, and all things unfold effortlessly just as they should.”
So. . . Let Go and Let God. . . Relax. . . Breathe. . . Life is Good. . . and other cute sayings of that nature.
But that’s not the end of the story. . .
“There is nothing more desolate than a soul uncared for.” Some guy said that at some point, it might have been me, but who’s really keeping track of this stuff anyway?
The idea that we must take care of and nurture ourselves can come across as trite or even cliche. Without caring for ourselves we can be of no use to anyone else. Without caring for our selves we weaken and let others down. In all honesty this is beyond obvious but it is the obvious that we so often take for granted.
We usually take for granted the capacity to draw another breath. Though this is an immeasurable gift, we often squander it on gossip and small talk. The obviousness of our own importance in the play of our existence is often similarly overlooked. Each one of us has a note to play in the grand Orchestra of Life but we are usually too busy to take good care of the instrument we’ve been given. Continue reading
by Sarah Ban Breathnach
When we live our lives authentically, we discover our true place in the world for the first time. But this self-knowledge is not easily acquired. It takes tenacity and daring to travel to the darkest interior of one’s self. Who knows what we might find out there? “It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him,” the writer J. R. R. Tolkien advises.
Our dragons are our fears: our day stalkers, our night sweats. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failing. Fear of starting something new and not finishing. Again. Or the real fear, the one that sends shivers up our spines: the fear of succeeding, of becoming our authentic selves and facing the changes that will inevitably bring. We might not be happy with the way we are living now, but at least it’s familiar.
from Joe Vitale
Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients- without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate’s chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person’s illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.
When I first heard this story, I thought it was an urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself?
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10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- A great and wonderful spirit who will do anything for those she loves
- A teacher who loves sharing her deep knowledge of Native Culture.
- An Activist for Indigenous Tribes and all animals.
- A wonderfully kind-hearted, strong woman with a beautiful aura
Join us for a day of appreciation of this beautiful, gentle soul as she shares her plethora of native knowledge
Cindy’s presence at Evolve ranges from a collection of her home crafted medicinal herbs from her garden, spirit dolls, ceremonial tools, a collection of her world travels and much more.
Her Presence is what we adore most.
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All make beautiful Valentine’s day gifts.
“I was once told by a friend that the first time she saw Cindy that she did not even know what she looked like. . . because all she saw was a glowing light around her. This is the truest statement I have ever heard.”
The Great-grandfather Bear called out into the twilight, asking for guidance and for the safe passage of his relatives. They waited through the darkness of night, listening. As the magic of dawn appeared the movement all around them was assurance that the pilgrimage was set into motion. The Great-grandfather Bear peered out through the rays of the seven stars in heaven; he knew his vision had been fulfilled. All of his relations were heading to the “Valley.” He promised they would survive the starvation winter and time of dreams, despite the presence of a ruthless murderer and abuser.
Let’s face facts for a moment here. We all have a prejudice against “negative” emotions. No one want’s to feel sad or hurt or afraid. Everyone wants to have feelings like comfort and joy.
That’s natural enough in and of itself. There is nothing wrong with preference, but often times we get ourselves in trouble with an attachment to (or an avoidance of) certain states of emotion.
It is obviously very common for people to be very resistant to feeling sad or hurt or afraid. Usually we have a comfort zone in certain emotional ranges and types while others we don’t handle very well at all. In general it is the negative emotions that people tend to be opposed to, though sometimes these negative emotions can be attached to positive experiences like trust which can cause serious hardship in relating to others.
The Store get’s it’s name from a deep dedication to the conscious participation in the evolution of spirit. Now, technically speaking, spirit in the absolute sense doesn’t evolve at all, it can’t.
But Spirit expresses in the manifest realm, and in this realm we have very basic qualities that express in ever deepening and more complex ways. Perspectives and relationships continue to deepen and the capacity of the Kosmos to relate to, and empathize with itself continues to increase through all forms of life on the planet.
What are you manifesting? Vision Boarding is a simple, fun, stress-free way of letting your imagination be free, giving you insight into your soul’s desires and heart’s intentions. It can and will surprise you as a tangible way to explore possibilities and come away with new insights and energy for manifesting your now-visible dreams.
There are 3 main styles of learning. Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic. To harness the power of manifestation, we need a combination and balance of these three. When setting intentions we often stay in our minds, only thinking about what we aspire to for our lives. True manifestation begins here, but in order to make it real, we have to engage more of our senses. “Vision without action is a dream, says Joel Barker. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.”
We need to: (1) journal about our intentions, (2) pledge them aloud to others and (3) see them with our eyes as often as possible—ideally every day. Vision boards stoke our visual learning style. They serve to funnel and focus our 60,000 daily thoughts into a clear intention for ourselves.
Here are some basic How To’s in making your own Vision Board.
by Ani Pema Chodron
Those who train wholeheartedly in awakening bodhichitta are called bodhisattvas or warriors — Not warriors who kill but warriors of nonaggression who hear the cries of the world. Warrior-bodhisattvas enter challenging situations in order to alleviate suffering. They are willing to cut through personal reactivity and self deception. They are dedicated to uncovering the basic, undistorted energy of bodhichitta.
A warrior accepts that we can never know what will happen to us next. We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty. This not-knowing is part of the adventure. It’s also what makes us afraid.