Archives for category: Spirituality

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Another surprise from a construction site… I smiled at this one!


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I passed this scene while walking home one evening last week. There is a large pipeline being installed in the neighborhood. If I had been passing it in a vehicle, I would not have thought of it for long at all.

Walking by it, from several angles, I felt painful to think that so much waste seems an inevitable outcome of growth.

Time for a paradigm shift.


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an early reminder…


I was deeply honored on 22 December to spend 2 hours with Vince Martin and Brangwynn Christina Ravenheart, on the Talk With Vince Show.

Vince and Brangwynn

Vince and Brangwynn

After knowing about this for several months, when it got down to the last minute, I didn’t have time to post before the show to let everyone know about this! If you visit the link below and scroll down a little, you’ll see the links to the show

http://vegasallnetradio.com/Shows/TalkWithVince.html

We covered a lot of topics, although I think Vince wanted most to know about “nuns and sex”, so that one kept popping back up!

I’m sitting here trying to find the words to express how deeply touched I am by the connections with Vince and Brangwynn. I feel like I’ve found a couple of friends I haven’t seen in ages, and that day was one of the most powerful I’ve experienced in this life.

If you’re able to find the time to listen to the archive, I hope there will be something there that you enjoy and find meaningful.

Many thanks to Vince, Brangwynn, and Erma, and in some ways, most of all to Arianna, for suggesting me as a guest to Vince.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2012!

Namaste.


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For some of us, it takes years of chasing an UnHoly Grail to learn that the real nectar floats on the breeze, free to all, if we can only quiet our rowdy minds long enough to notice it.

Thank you, posthumously, Linds Redding, for one more voice of sanity.

I just read enough of this excerpt from Linds’ essay to wake up again (it also links to the full article)…

It’s Not Worth It

…and remember and understand just a little better, why I’m here. Why we’re here. On Earth… In Pagosa… Or anywhere.

Linda was an ad exec. I was an architect. The two are quite similar, these days. I’m grateful to have stepped out of the madness when I did. No regrets.

Here’s wishing to you the drunken stupor of caring for oneself!


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Greetings, friends! I’ve been “offline” for a while, but things seem to be shifting, and I’m finding more time to write now, thankfully!

I’ve been comparing notes with friends in Spirit Train Chronicles, as we’ve been experiencing some amazing synchronicities in our joint meditations… The following is a comment I made on my friend Lisa’s post.

There is another thing I feel drawn to mention… It may seem off-topic at the moment, but I sense it will connect soon…

Yesterday, KP and I were having a discussion about actually SEEING, like in the same room, with eyes open, the Guides with whom we connect. Such a strong wish so many of us have for this, yet we keep hearing that we must wait a bit longer. I experienced variations of this message from at least 3 sources yesterday.

However, while I’m wishing for a shocking, sudden revelation (my way of saying “get me out of here!”, hahaha!), I HAVE been noticing things with my eyesight vision that are new, and I’m hearing this morning to pay attention.

I’m seeing more energy streaks in the skies, more auras around “objects”, and more mysterious little clouds that appear and disappear suddenly. I’m also seeing more things that seem to flash in the sky: I blink, and they are gone. Sometimes they are lights, sometimes they are more like little solid objects.

I’ve decided to welcome these as indications that yes, windows or portals are opening. Maybe at first they will only be windows, too small to climb through. But I’m hiding onto the vision that eventually we will experience “doorways” through which we will be able to both visit AND gain deeper understandings of Oneness and Love…

I hope this finds you all in good spirits and feeling loved! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Meditation For The Blue Full Moon On August 31

In the past few weeks, I’ve heard or seen mention from several sources about the rising powerful energies we’ll be experiencing in the 9 days beginning tomorrow, August 30.

Lhamo Dorje, one of my Guides who presents a particularly Buddhist aspect, has asked me to share with you a meditation practice that has been used for thousands of years, in case you would like to take advantage of it, to bring about beautiful changes in the world.

She calls this practice “The Moving Karma Meditation”, and it’s a variation of a well-known practice sometimes called “Taking And Giving”.

(In this context, “karma” refers simply to the laws of cause and effect, which we observe frequently. What we may forget sometimes is that these results of our actions – mental and physical – extend beyond a single lifetime and our currently limited perceptions…)

With this meditation, we use our incredibly powerful minds to shift or alter potentialities that we – or others – have created for ourselves – or others. It’s a simple form of visualization, which uses the intention of love, coming from the heart, to fuel positive change in this world.

We can use this meditation any time, and we can move it while we’re active, or sitting quietly. We can even set it as our intention when we go to sleep, with great impact.

The visualization and steps are essentially simple, although I’m sharing them below in some detail:

1. Focus for a moment on the region of your heart, and remind yourself that your heart is the indestructible source of all your experiences. What resides in your heart determines how your world appears. You already know this, and have known it…for countless ages.

2. Reflect for a moment that this is true for everyone. And because – for the moment – we live in a world in which we rely on our physical bodies more than our spiritual bodies, we all often make choices that affect ourselves and others in ways we might not have intended.

3. Now visualize, or intellectually imagine, just briefly, that every tiny – or huge – event that has ever caused any suffering to anyone appears as a tiny speck of black sand. All of this sand has been gathered into a pile… You may imagine it as large or small as you like.

4. As flecks of sand, these experiences lose distinction…they are all similar, and there is no point in being concerned about specifics any more. They simply represent pain.

5. Now please imagine that, from your heart emerges a tremendous swell of brilliant, clear blue crystalline, pure sea water, and this water represents – IS – an ocean of pure, cleansing, transformative LOVE.

6. This wave of loving water totally engulfs the pile of black sand, in a swirling whirlpool, sweeping the sand up into it’s currents, spinning it powerfully. Follow your heart…this water may swirl in either clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. You will come to understand the significance of the direction for yourself.

7. Now imagine that the water, still perfectly pristine, calms and becomes smooth as glass.

8. See that the sand, now as brilliant and transparent as clear quartz, lies quietly and smoothly on the bottom of the ocean of your heart. It, and all the actions it represents, have become completely purified.

9. Now imagine that the crystals of sand begin to radiate light magnificently, and this light very powerfully extends throughout the entire universe, touching every living being. Please imagine this light as being whatever color feels right to you at the moment… White and rainbow-colored are particularly powerful, but you may sense that another color is needed from time to time.

10. Please understand that this light IS very real, and very powerful, and that it cleanses, purifies, and blesses every being in existence. You have completely transformed all negativity in the world into brilliant, crystalline, pure love.

11. Just take another moment to feel that the whole world is now perfect. (This might be easier to do with your eyes closed, at first, but with time you will begin to see the difference you are making…)

As you go about your daily activities, if you find yourself in a challenging situation, try briefly thinking of your challenge as a pile of black sand, and imagine your heart sending a tsunami of love like water, to cleanse it and sweep it away. Then when you have more time, you can engage in a more detailed meditation if you like.

If you enjoy working with energy physically, if you feel disturbed you can brush the “sand” off your shoulders, and think of it as transforming and completely dissolving before it hits the ground.

These brief versions of the meditation are very useful when you feel very stressed. If you can remember to add the visualization of radiating the brilliant, loving light to others, and the world transforming as a result, the effect is many times more powerful.

Lhamo Dorje says the month of September, especially this year, is a very pivotal time for the shifting of energies. Anything we can do to re-train ourselves towards increasingly positive points of view will have a very deep effect.

Please move into these quieter times with an eye towards how we are all connected, and how we can – and do – help and teach and show examples to one another.

Thank you for trying and sharing this meditation in whatever way you feel guided, and may you enjoy many blessings through the coming of the Blue Moon!


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remembering to go within, when the without makes not much sense…

These words came to me this morning as I was chatting with a friend.

I thought, Wow, where did that come from? And it is so true right now.

It seems I’ve been on the road and barely connected for three weeks or more now, and I woke up this morning feeling a little down, a little sad, a little overwhelmed.

I went outside and said hello to the morning, knowing I needed to go within, and all would be well. I put my feet on the earth, and just sat and absorbed some sun filtering through the leaves.

I’m still faced with a bit of packing, a lot of loading, loads of uncertainty, miles of driving, and who knows what else, as I make my way back out to Pagosa Springs.

As I sat, trying to listen instead of thinking for a moment, something very powerful slipped into my awareness.

You.

I began to see and feel a procession, a gathering, of all the friends I enjoy: all the loving hearts I know personally, no matter how physically distant they may appear. And with every face or name that arose, I lost count (thank goodness), and felt in awe of how much power that – seemingly tiny – bit of knowledge  – connectedness – wields.

So I’m moved to share this brief post, in gratitude, just to say thank you.

Thank you for entering my life, and for returning from time to time… usually just when I’m craving contact.

Thank you for showing me – proving to my sometimes stubborn resistance – that this world is a glorious magical place, in which people appear like dreams to walk with us.

Thank you for being brilliant, each in your own ways, for inspiring me and opening my mind.

Thank you for journeying with me – I am deeply honored.

Side-note: As I went to look for an image to add to this post, I was guided to a picture I took late last year of a small Chinese carving of a moose, that a friend has in her home. I had no idea why… until I found this explanation at www.in5d.com. I think I understand the “why” of the golden color, but I’ll await your insights as to the possible meaning of the moose being rotated into a diamond shape… at least it’s looking upward!

MOOSE MEDICINE:

Magic of life and death, sacred energy is opened, camouflage self, conceal ideas/thoughts/actions until the appropriate time, life is awakening and moose will acknowledge the truths that are needed by your spirit. Aids in moving emotions for awareness, teaches strength, wisdom and patience. Moose gives you the ability to move swiftly but silently with wisdom. Are you being gentle with yourself? Do you need to more graceful and humble or speak up more? Moose will show you balance along with how strength can be found in gentleness and how to deal with situations.  

Our powerful moose cousin is a symbol of courage and determination.  Those who know the moose spirit proudly walk with grace and have universal knowledge.  The power of their presence is awesome and inspiring.

Moose calves are born with their eyes open.  Those who follow the moose medicine see life situations with clarity and can see into the beyond.

The moose’s huge antlers protect it during battle and represent the tree of knowledge.  This teaches us to shield ourselves from life’s many adversaries with truth and spiritual understanding.

The adult male can stand over 7 feet tall and weigh 1,200 pounds.  Its size and lumbering appearance is deceiving because the moose is agile and fast.   Moose spirit guides bring these same qualities to the individual who seek their wisdom.  

Despite its great size, moose can camouflage itself very well and can move silently and quickly through its terrain.   This teaches us ways to become invisible when necessary and not allow our powerful presence to become overbearing to others.

The bellow of the male moose can be heard for many miles.  This trait shows us that our great presence can be known to all when necessary. 

The appearance of the moose is both awkward and graceful at the same time.  These traits are translated in human terms as   instruction in ways to be gracious and relaxed in our dealings with others.

Moose have a keen sense of smell and hearing.   The spirit guide of the moose will often bring messages of future events yet unseen.

The sheer power and strength of the moose is tremendous.  Those who walk with the moose know the value of good self-esteem and quickly discover their walk in life.  

(from in5d.com: http://www.in5d.com/animal-symbolism-totems-and-dream-analysis.html)


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Pagosa Springs Museum

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San Juan Valley

One day until the Transformation 2012 Conference … We start bright & early at 7 tomorrow!

I think I found my Paradise …


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national shrine of infant Jesus in Prague Oklahoma

Prague,  Oklahoma offers the National Shrine of the Infant Jesus at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church … I arrived too late to go inside, but there are some lovely statues outside …

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