What could a person possibly gain from insecurity? What could be the reward of feeling undeserving? Why would we harbor low self-esteem? Why do we think against ourselves? These states are not natural to our essence or inner being, so why… where did the urge to give away our power come from?
I grew up in the American Midwest, in a place where people worked very hard for not a lot of reward. And yet, I can’t remember a single instance of a farmer saying ‘I deserve’ a better life. Everyone I knew behaved as if self-denial was humble and spiritual and a sign of goodness, and ‘I deserve’ was presumptuous and greedy. Continue reading
Chautauqua Hunter is popular writer of stories, adventure tales, and articles on spirituality and the expansion of our consciousness. After reading a recent article of his entitled “5-D is Looking Better Every Day,” I realized that I’d like to interview him on the subject of 3-D, 4-D, 5-D and so on. We read numerous articles and listen to videos about 5-D consciousness, I know I do, but it still seems one of those terms that mean different things to different people. Chautauqua agreed to an interview, and it turned out so well… he offered really great information. I think you’ll enjoy it! Continue reading
I hope you’ll enjoy an article that I enjoyed reading, written by Jona Bryndis, on the subject of being open to love. Being open and vulnerable can be quite a challenge if we have experienced emotional pain in loving and losing, or we feel we have caused pain by loving and leaving. Jona goes into love and pain, and the ego motivation to control. Be sure to follow the link at the bottom to read the rest of the article. The full title is: Voluntary Vulnerability: The Art of Loving with an Open Heart. Continue reading
If you turn and face that darkness you not only heal yourself, but you pull the string on a thousand years of programming. Stuart Wilde
In order to know a thing, and transform it or transform ourselves through it, we have to go into it and experience it fully, which is why we’re here on earth, from what I understand… to experience all parts of this life that we encounter, and all of the feelings associated.
I’d guess that quite a few of us have lived unusual lives, being fringe-dweller types. Part of the new age ‘rules and regs’ is to keep your story to yourself. I don’t know where that notion came from, but I’m happy to ditch it. People’s stories contain jewels. Since we’re dwelling on the fringes, and we’re unraveling programming and the associated opinions, it’s good to offer a bit of the personal experience. Especially good are the redemption chapters that remain to be written! Continue reading
I want to share with you my recent interview with Sifu Florin Szondi. You’ll see that we don’t just talk about the martial arts… the Sifu very much enjoys talking about the art of Being, life, spiritual matters, Taiji (Yin/Yang), and lots of interesting things. I did three interviews, and I’m going to share the second one with you, as I think you might enjoy it the most. I’ll also link to my YouTube channel where you can listen to the other two, if you wish.
Sifu Szondi is a multiple award winning Taiji Quan international champion, international and national competition judge, and 20th generation Chen family member. Continue reading
Poverty with Dignity – the people who walk this tightrope are not automatically richer in spirit, or soul, like the movies pretend they are. Perhaps more than most, they are beset with the question, “Is there value in me.” But there are some who do enjoy ‘wealth of spirit’ and they know their value. These are the noble poor, who are eager to give of themselves.
I introduced you to Amraah a few weeks ago. I doubt she would ever say she experienced poverty or even lack, as all she talks about is the beauty of life, the beauty of people, the dream of being helpful and giving. I also doubt there are many who would want to trade places and live in a van for years and years. At age 75, she still finds enjoyment in that. Bless her… here is another portion of her story, and her dream. Continue reading