People live interesting lives and they do cool things, for themselves, for others, and for the world. I really appreciate the interesting people I’ve met through this blog, and today I want to thank one of them for what he’s sharing, and for including me in his heart.
Toward the beginning of January I received an email from Mr. Welles B Goodrich telling me that I’d been nominated for the Nobull Peace Prize. Now you have to smile at that immediately, and when I investigated what he was doing through the Theoretics Institute, I really felt honored and grateful. Continue reading
I just listened to a video where a happy young woman was advising listeners to ask the universe for a sign when there is a decision to make. I’ve heard people say similar things plenty of times, about what the universe has done, or will do. In fact, the universe seems to be taking over the ‘spiritual awakening’ lexicon: the universe will handle it folks… just ask.
Pardon me for coming up with a silly question, but… what do we mean? So much personal attention from ‘the universe’… how is this done? Continue reading
A few weeks ago I visited with a friend who had recently lost his daughter-in-law. She had been dealing with cancer and things appeared to be going well, then suddenly her body gave way and within two weeks she was gone. His son was devastated… such a young man, with his wife gone. It’s a lot to come to terms with.
I expressed my sympathy and said something like, “She isn’t really gone.” Later on I realized how ‘un-comforting’ those words are. Of course she’s really gone from his son, who is never to feel her body in an embrace, never to hear her laughter, never to look in her eyes again. We love each other in the physical realm, and when the physical is gone from us, our loved one is very much gone. Continue reading
Peaceful, wholly contained moments: sometimes they come to us while in nature, sometimes when family is in ‘sync’, sometimes within an embrace. It’s as if a blessing descends, we’re in our body, and the body knows that everything is perfect: we feel uplifted and at home in an expanded, balanced center. “I am here, my heart is happy, this is real, love is here, and it’s eternal.”
As you might guess, we’re starting out with the ‘perfect moment’ because I recently enjoyed one. My six-year-old granddaughter was visiting, and for about an hour, daddy and a bunch of uncles were helping her play with some new, funny ‘sticky’ blocks. When the clowning around was over, I left the room for a bit, and returned to see an entirely different picture: she was engrossed in music with one of the uncles. I watched as they listened to the Japanese drums, then the didgeridoo, then the African drums. Continue reading
You might be saying, “I am a spiritual person, not an activist. My spiritual solution tells me to work on raising my energy and expanding consciousness, and not concern myself the horrors of this world.”
Or you might be saying, “I cannot intentionally look away from suffering that I could possibly ease; suffering that my heart has asked me to ease. I am a spiritual-minded person, but I must be an activist.” Continue reading