Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You Are A Miracle Maker

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see. Peggy Noonan

When I was a child I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, and I went on wonderful trips around the world. I tromped through snow with polar bears, and I danced in my beautiful hula skirt in Hawaii. I flew like an eagle and I sang like an angel. I rode on trains, boats and airplanes, and I climbed the highest mountains. Of course I did. I was a child, and I could live in my child mind where I could be, have and do anything I wanted. I was a miracle maker, and sometimes my dreams came true.

Oh, sometimes I got sick. And I felt lonely. And I cried. And sometimes I felt angry when Mama said no. There were days when life wasn't what I wanted it to be, but I didn't have to let it ruin the good stuff. I remember how it felt to lie on the grass and make things out of the clouds in the sky, or chase the seagulls up and down the beach. Or watch a butterfly flit from one flower to another. And I remember the smell of fresh bread coming from the bakery next to my grandpa's house. And I used to put records on the phonograph and dance to the music. I was a miracle maker, and sometimes my dreams came true.

Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you. Jon Bon Jovi

Then my world began to change, and I had to grow up and act like a grown-up. Get real--get your head out of the clouds--get a life. And I forgot how to create my miracles. Did they have to disappear? Could I get them back? What a miracle it would be for me to awaken my inner child and recapture that miracle part of myself--that part that can replace chaos with peace, soften conflict with love, and comfort sorrow with joy. And discover the greatest miracle of all--the miracle maker.

Open your heart and look past appearances. Don't let life cloud your mind and rob you of your dreams. Miracles happen when you make it so. Be the miracle maker you are, and sometimes your dreams will come true.

I wish you many happy miracles.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Your Quest

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man. Bryant McGill

We may not realize we're searching for something more in life, because much of life goes on inside, the part outside of our conscious thinking. Our inner beliefs and feelings motivate our outer choices. We're programmed for ever forward and upward movement, and if we take the time to quietly go inside and listen, we can hear our inner voice guiding us to be, have and do more than we see in our life now. This year that voice is yelling louder than usual, and the universe is telling us to pay attention. Are you listening?

I'm working on a list of changes I want in my life. And I'm starting with myself. Someone said, "Change my life by changing me." That's were it begins, isn't it? Well, I figured a good place to start is with my health challenges, and that means to stop smoking. That seems really mundane compared to the lofty goals I could include on a priority list. But when I rise above the psychological misery of withdrawal, wanting to scream obscenities from my front porch, I find this adventure brings more than freedom from smoking. Now I'm seeing myself with different eyes. I've been 2 1/2 weeks without a cigarette, and I'm getting in touch with a part of me I haven't experienced for a very long time. In a way, it's a weird feeling, like I want to recapture whatever that is. Perhaps in searching for myself, I might find me.

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What things do you put into your life that mask your true self? What do you focus on that takes you away from who you really are? What needs to be uncovered for you to see a greater you this year? Now is the time to explore and discover more of yourself and experience greater meaning in your life.

You really are a cathedral.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Theta State

There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. Kurt Hahn

Our brain functions in several states of awareness, composed of brain waves. Electrical activity in the brain generates four categories of brain waves--beta, alpha, theta, and delta--from very alert to deep sleep. Theta brain waves can occur during times of quiet relaxation, meditation, yoga, running, etc, but most of us experience them in the barely conscious state just before sleeping or just after waking--a dreamy state, but not feeling fully awake and alert. This is a time when we can access the subconscious part of ourselves and experience free flowing ideas with mental imagery and meaningful and creative mental activity. This is a time when we get those insightful "wow" ideas.

I've experienced this state of awareness many times, but since I recently made a statement of intention for positive changes in my life this year, it's been happening more often. At first, I thought I could remember thoughts that came to me in that sleepy state, but when I became totally awake I forgot them. So this morning I jumped up and wrote everything down. I'd like to share those thoughts with you just as they came to me.

"When I look at my life I see lack and turmoil. But appearances are not truth. Appearances are illusions. I must bring out the truth. Transform it. I don't know where I will go with this, but I know I will not remain where I am now--physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. I don't know what all of my illusions are, but as I discover truth, illusions will come forth and be transformed--released--dissolved--or whatever happens to old beliefs when we let them go. Like everything else, they're made of energy, so the energy has to change in some way." And then: "We are a global community. This has been emerging in the past few years. Now is the time for all to come together. All a part of the whole. A ripple effect."

As earth energy shifts, I believe we will be guided through each challenge, sometimes in unexpected ways. So paying close attention to my theta state, without judgment, may be a valuable source of insight. Now I intend to start a journal of my theta awareness thoughts and ideas. Maybe that will help increase my understanding and guide me on my 2012 journey. I can't say I know exactly what I'm doing, but I definitely want to go with a positive flow this year. And I need all the help I can get. Gotta start somewhere.

We are more than we know. I wish you happy discoveries on your journey this year.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012-3 Inner Work

When the world threatens to flood my barricades, I run to my centre, my calm, my bliss. Alison Stormwolf

2012 is a year of increased turmoil, but it's also a year of much opportunity for expansion, enlightenment, and personal growth. Strong forces in the universe are now positioned to help us move forward and create positive changes in our life. Take some time to look around at your own life. Is it what you want? Is it vulnerable to the negative energies you see moving across the world today? Are you at peace with yourself and the world? What do you want to create this year?

Sometimes the way we manage outside issues is motivated by false beliefs, or illusions, resting in the subconscious, and our quality of life is a reflection of what's going on inside. But we don't have to live by what our illusions and our environment tell us is reality. It's important to release old behavior patterns that don't work in positive ways, and create new ways to function. Change the inside, and your outside changes will be more sound.

We're now being called to understand our true nature, and this year we'll have opportunities to awaken to truth. As you make changes in your physical world, listen to your inner voice for guidance, and ask, "What is the truth about myself, other people, and the world? And what is false?" Your illusions will be made clear if you're vigilant and pay attention. Then you can release them. All of your answers are inside. Listen. Learn. Grow in spirit.

When we operate in authentic power, the world and its ways are viewed with detachment. Alison Stormwolf.

Each day spend some time in quiet meditation. As you become more in tune with your spirit self, messages will come to help you move from illusion to truth. Intuition will increase, and you'll feel what is true. This is a process. Allow it to unfold. Go with the positive flow of energy this year, and allow your authentic self to be at peace in a chaotic world.

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Seymour Miller and Jill Jackson

And so be it. This year build a rainbow above the clouds.