Monthly Archives: February 2014

Enjoying Diversity

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Spirit moves me to talk about our differences and diversity today.

Purple.

Blue.

Red.

Orange.

Green.

Yellow.

Indigo.

Which one is best?

Exactly.

One or more of these appeals to us. We like one more than the others or we find that one is more suitable for our tastes for a particular purpose.

Does it make the remaining colors any less brilliant?

Does it require that those colors be removed from your experience altogether so that you do not have to interact with them?

I would like to posit an idea. A very old idea that is not mine but that I have heard several times and resonates with me so I think it bears repeating.

What if those colors that are not your favorite, those colors that you even actively dislike, are performing a great service in your life?

They are providing an opportunity for you to know yourself. An opportunity to know what does resonate with you.

Yes, we are One and there is great peace in One. But we also individuate so that we can know different aspects more fully.

When I see something in my life that I do not like, I thank it for its existence. If it is a person, I express gratitude that they are in my life.

For by existing, they are allowing me a wonderfully expansive opportunity. An opportunity to grow beyond what I have previously thought of myself.

It allows me space to define what I like and prefer and what I do not. Then I have a choice.

Is there action I can take to bring myself into alignment with a more desirable vibration? Is this something I want to work against, surrender to, come up with another plan of action? Maybe I just want to breathe and receive what comes up.

But I make the greatest leaps when I thank whatever it is that has brought up this contrast.

After all, it is only here, in the contrast, that we can activate so many creative expressions of who we are.

It is the contrast’s gift to us.

And together, we are All.

Namaste, my fellow traveler.

Overwhelming Gratitude For An Answered Prayer

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I’ve been spending the past few days in tears.

Of gratitude.

They sneak up on me. I will see a bird, hear a song, think of someone and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. It flows into appreciation and then to excited anticipation of what the future holds. Then it morphs into humility.  I feel so small and grateful that I am able to have this human experience.  

In all honesty, I did not know when or how or even if this prayer would be answered. It seemed too big to ask for you. I could not imagine how God or the Universe would put events in place to make this happen.

But I have faith for much and when I don’t, my desire is to act my way into it. I jump to make room for the net to appear. It doesn’t get any less scary but the net feels so sweet and life-affirming each time. I would not trade that experience for anything. I want to live. 

Here.

Now.

And each prayer is answered whether I can see the pieces come together or not.

And each time I can see the pieces come together, I don’t need to know why. I just know it works when we ask. 

And leave room for God to come in at every possible moment.

So, now my desire is to be present for every moment I have this blessing. 

And ask how I can show my appreciation for this experience with every breath.

I desire for you to experience this. I’m setting that intention.

 

Namaste.