Saturday, June 28, 2014

tend your inner fire...

“There may be a great fire in our soul, 
yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, 
and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”
  ~Vincent van Gogh

Print or Magnet available at DulyPosted on etsy

 "This is one more piece of advice I have for you:
don’t get impatient.
Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, 
don’t get desperate or blow a fuse 
and start yanking on one particular thread 
 before it’s ready to come undone.
You have to figure it’s going to be a long process 
and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time."
~ Haruki Murakami

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Let us be non-resistant to Love's expression through us...

(shared from facebook)

"All profound and lasting change is made from each Now moment to each Now moment. It is the creation of consistent intention and conscious choice. Big creations are no different than little creations - they are simply the accumulation of many little creations. You can create any change in your life by choosing energy that supports that change in each present moment. 
(facebook link)

To approach change in such a way keeps it from becoming an overwhelming task, yet your efforts, because of your consistency and intent, will add up to empowered and conscious change very quickly. All great creation has been accomplished in such a way because it circumnavigates those great saboteurs, fear and doubt, and works with small manageable pieces from a place of authenticity. Before you know it the accumulation of energy from those choices will take you to your next great experience."
 ~Archangel Gabriel
(shared from facebook)

Monday, June 23, 2014

you are already Light...let It shine!

an ebook by: Lauren Zimmerman

"You are Divine.
You are the Voice.
You are the Light.
You have the power to bring the complete
Truth of who you are into your experience
here on Earth."

You had the Power all along!
offered by SplendoreBoutique on

Sunday, June 22, 2014

hawk message this morning...


 "Hawk is the Messenger of the Great Spirit, the protector and the visionary; delivering omens, spirit messages and blessings from the Creator in order that you may see the larger picture. It holds the key to higher levels of consciousness. This totem awakens vision, recalls past lives and inspires a creative life purpose. Be careful not to become caught up in the details; fly higher so you can see the big picture, the overall view. Observe and study your surroundings and work on accepting things the way they are, rather than forcing change. Soar high above the mundane and everyday problems and be reminded of the great responsibility of diligently working to fulfill your soul's purpose."

Patient, nocturnal vision, resting when others cannot...

Roosting Common Nighthawk
  Hawk showed up early this morning...thank you Hawk! Seeing the larger picture instead of getting bogged down with the details, in order to fulfill my soul's purpose. Yes! Agreed!

let your world be gently lit by miracles....

2014-06-22 BeNotAfraid
"Be not afraid, my child, but let your world be gently lit by miracles." (T-28:III:8:1)
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Friday, June 20, 2014

forgiveness got a bad rap or rep...

True forgiveness is unlike the forgiveness we humans like to think of as practicing.
If we can even do it wholeheartedly.
 If you dream a dream at night in which terrible things happen 
do you feel the need to do anything about those things 
or the perpetrators when you wake up?
 Didn't think so. Best thing to do is get into a clear state of Mind, asap. 
btw, many of our "awake" daytime thinking fits into the category of nightmares as well.
No need to fight them. Just "wake up" and turn on the Light. That's true forgiveness.
We don't make the Light either with fabricated colors and sounds. We just remember It.

photo source - facebook

Thursday, June 19, 2014 as you are...

"What could possibly be wrong in this moment?
Look inside, outside… what can possibly be wrong 
in this moment, or any moment except what you imagine or think?"
~ Mooji
June 2014

(photo source unknown to me)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

holding the universe together...and how?

“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, 

except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, 

holding the universe together.”

Do you feel like this sometimes? As if doing nothing (quietly being) is very important, and simultaneously it is so apparently not important to the "doing" level of our existence? One part of me says, "How is this going to pay my bills?" The other part is just quiet, with absolutely no rebuttal whatsoever. Which the noisy one finds mildly annoying or highly aggravating, by degree and/or by turn.
quote from A Course in Miracles
Perhaps, the irritation comes from the noisy one knowing that in the end the footsteps in the sand of time will disappear slowly but surely into the long quiet stretch of sand of timelessness. We make our mark, or try to, anyway. But, Infinity wins. Peace reigns. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

accept innate goodness as your truth...

(via facebook)
"Dear Ones, your spirituality is meant to connect you back to your roots, to the energies of unconditional love, unity and joy. Do your beliefs uplift you? Do they honour you? Do they celebrate you? Do they accept you as a piece of the whole and encourage you to shine even brighter?
So many belief systems have had an agenda of control, and have sought to keep people disempowered through the perpetuation of fear of punishment, judgment or separation. Source energy is expansive, inclusive and empowering. Anything that makes you feel contracted, fearful or unworthy is not a system that can help you align with the energies of Home or experience the growth and discovery your soul is seeking.
You are always, always loved by us exactly as you are. You will not be judged, or rejected because to do so would be to judge or reject a part of ourselves. Do you see? You are part of the glorious whole of the divine and there is nothing you could ever do to change that. Once you accept your innate goodness as your truth, your life will change to reflect that in the most spectacular ways."
 ~Archangel Gabriel


New OOAK zafu in my etsy store...
Carribbean Blue Linen Buckwheat Hull Zafu

Monday, June 16, 2014

remember yourself as I AM...

"My advice to you is very simple. Just remember yourself, I AM -
 it is enough to heal your mind, and take you beyond. Just have some trust."
~Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Sunday, June 15, 2014

o'possum inspiration for today....

When I woke up this morning I looked outside my bedroom window and saw an o'possum walking along minding its own business. OK, so the new place has opossums!

An actor who isiversatile in the art of deception and a masteriat non-confrontational problem solving.i Possum has teeth and claws but it rarely uses them preferring to use a cunning strategy for getting out of distasteful or dangerous situations. ("Always have a back-up plan") iThe possum employs a strategic plan of refusing to argue or fight and uses appearances to its advantage and has the ability to project a certain appearance for its own benefit. ("When all else fails; play dead" ) To see a possum indicates that something may not be what it appears to be. You need to dig deep and look for the hidden meaning ofisituations. Possums are born blind and must learn to rely on their other senses to guide them. Possums act as a guide to discovering unseen talents and hidden wisdom and the possum is skilled at uncovering truth as well as lies.-Possum has a short life because so many seek to do it harm.


Possum Family - google images

Saturday, June 14, 2014

when you realize Truth your entire life becomes religion...

 "When you realise the Truth of who you are, your whole life becomes religion.
Your very existence becomes service to the one Self, to Truth, to God."
ॐ ~ Mooji
June 2014

  (photo sourced from google images)

Friday, June 13, 2014

today's lesson - mating black snakes...

Black Snakes Mating by my front door today...
btw, these black snakes are harmless. I've been working on releasing the second chakra section of my spine lately, and also transitioning from a lifelong renter into a house of my own. Thank you Snake Spirit for being so obvious, and so helpful in my healing process.
Mating Black Snakes
"The snake animal meaning is powerfully connected to life force and primal energy. In many cultures, it is revered as a powerful totem representing the source of life. When the snake spirit animal appears in your life, it likely means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions, and increased energy are manifesting." 

The snake is cosmic consciousness, the ability to experience all things without resistance, and the knowledge that all things are equal in creation. It signals a great transition in life through new opportunities and changes.
Native American Totem Animal for "Scorpio"."
Source Link

6/15/14 Update:
Last night I remembered that two years ago when I moved into this apartment that I am now preparing to leave I also saw a pair of black snakes mating outside my side entryway. 

realize nothing is lacking...

"Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you."
Tao Te Ching verse 44
Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Fla.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

health, Spirit and Life...

"My body cells are made of light,
My fleshly cells are made of Thee.
They are perfect, for Thou art perfect;
They are healthy, for Thou art Health;
They are Spirit, for Thou art Spirit;
They are immortal, for Thou art Life."
~Paramhansa Yogananda
How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality 
source - google images
Heron Wall Art Quilt

by Sarah Nolt

Monday, June 9, 2014

time: the primordial illusion...

"This is the primordial illusion: 
People think that the world is ancient. 
Actually, it rises with your consciousness." -- Nisargadatta Mahārāj


via facebook

Friday, June 6, 2014

things I learn from cockroach...

This morning there has been a large cockroach scurrying conspicuously around on my sewing room floor and walls, and at one point even climbed onto my right foot. I haven't seen any roaches in this apartment for a long time, so this is clearly something to research as far as symbolic messages go. And, apropos!
"Cockroach teaches the art of adaptability and ultimate survival instincts under any conditions making this creature an emotional and spiritual shape shifter.It will teach perseverance and tenacity along with going with the flow of events. Cockroach applies determination and fortitude to survive in any event. The wisdom of Cockroach teaches how to keep in touch with the world around you, shows how to strengthen vitality and quickness of movement, ability to discern when and how to move, and make use of available resources. Virtually indestructible, it will be around long after everyone else is gone."

"Roaches are from the beetle family within the insect kingdom. All beetles carry metamorphosis energy making this creature an emotional and spiritual shape shifter and for these reason the roach showing up in your life can indicate change. Roaches can also be indicators of the desire to pull back from society and keep under the radar of others."

Cockroach - image sourced from google images
A bit more about "my" cockroach...when I got offline I went into the kitchen to eat breakfast and do a few dishes. It followed me and just stood and watched me. Then I went into the bedroom to make my bed, and it followed into the hallway. From there I went into the bathroom to take a shower. When I got out of the shower it was in the bathroom, also just standing and watching.
Update: I am moving from an apartment into a house this month. On the evening I took a futon mattress to the house to start sleeping there at night cockroach greeted me upon entry.
Joel Goldsmith: (from facebook)
"Why outline what God/s will or destiny should be for you? Instead let the inner ear be open as you listen with the invisible ear, waiting to hear the inaudible word of God. You are not asking for anything: you are realizing your oneness with your Source, communing with It, and making room for the Spirit of God to awaken in your consciousness. Then It will do Its work in you and for you and through you. Always It will do it."
from Living Between Two Worlds

Thursday, June 5, 2014

body, mind, Heart, Truth...what is your identity?

"When man looks for experience he becomes the body.
When he looks for knowledge he becomes the mind.
When he looks for God he becomes the Heart.
When he looks for Truth he becomes Nothing."

~ Mooji
June 2014


Art by JingfenHwu   
For more of her artwork see:
JingfenHwu on etsy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Reber Rock Farm - Kiva Zip Loan...

"Reber Rock Farm is an 88-acre draft powered farm on the southern edge of the Reber Valley in Essex, NY. Using our draft horses for field preparation, cultivation and harvesting we produce grassfed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken and turkey, draft wood, vegetables, spelt, corn, dry beans, garlic and a plethora of value-added products including sunflower oil, maple syrup, pickles, sauces, frozen vegetables and farm-made soap. We feed only organic grain to our animals, and use no pesticides, hormones or insecticides. We work with draft horses because we believe their presence on the farm is good for the land, the air and our souls"

Fab Four (imo!)
 Racey Bingham and Nathan Henderson,
Gwen Jamison and Chad Vogel

I grew up on a 90 acre farm. I support as many small farmers as I can through Kiva Kip loans. Usually the banks won't fund small farmers. 

Kiva Zip loans are non-interest bearing loans. They carry more re-payment risk than Kiva loans. My thinking is that I can risk a $5.00 amount per loan. If the loan isn't paid back in full then I haven't lost more than a few dollars. And, I have helped people who work hard to bring a good quality of food to the community table.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

exchanging Love...that's what it's all about!

(via facebook)
"I remember, early one morning several years ago, while working as a home carer, I found myself washing feces off a man’s giant, swollen testicles. He was dying of cancer which had spread throughout his testicles and prostate, and in the night he had defecated himself and rolled all around in the mess. We laughed a lot together and we chatted about football and the latest news stories as I cleaned him up. He could barely move, he was so sore and swollen everywhere. He was myself in disguise.

He had a few weeks to live, but he was so alive, so in the here-and-now, without a trace of self-pity. There was no loss of dignity there – there was just what was happening in the moment. He had somehow found a way to deeply accept his circumstances, even though his life had not turned out the way he had dreamed when he was younger and he had time to dream. It took over two hours to get him ready for his day, to hoist him out of his dirty bed, to get him toileted and dressed and into his favourite chair. He didn’t live for long after that. But I will always remember him.
Even when covered in our own shit and without a tomorrow, we are nothing less than divine."

~ Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster
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Oriental Scene Zipper Purse 
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I make Zafu Meditation Cushions and Zipper Purses to sell on

Monday, June 2, 2014

God is everywhere. We are the church...

(shared from facebook)
"Going through life without God is like being an astronaut tumbling out of control in outer space. You grab on to this, but it breaks, and you tumble some more. Every time you lose something that you tried to hold on to-- your marriage, your job, your mom-- you start tumbling even faster. So you've got to stay close. You can't cut your umbilical cord. But you don't have to go to church. God is everywhere. God is that blade of grass trying to come up through the concrete. So many people go to church, and leave church, not even realizing that they are the church. You just need to make a determination in your mind that you want to find and believe in the truth."

Tree of Life Mandala

Sunday, June 1, 2014

decision making with Love...

 "When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer."
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