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Storm

I love deep rolling thunder
and clouds with no place to go

It’s not just you. Everywhere I’m seeing people struggling with overwhelm, exhaustion, personal crises, and seemingly impossible decisions to make and circumstances to navigate, and what makes it even more freaky is that we’re not able to see ourselves on the other side of whatever’s looming in our paths.
We’re living in very interesting times. The events that are unfolding on the world stage right now are way out of our ‘ordinary’, we’re being bumped and jostled way out of our comfort zones, and for good reason. We are on the brink of major change. So many of us have been holding on and hanging in, waiting for SOMETHING to happen, something that releases the pressure we’ve been feeling, that allows us to regain some semblance of ‘normal’ so we can feel right again and resume our lives where we left off before this chaotic feeling took over.

Something IS happening. Many things are happening, most behind the scenes and not on the news, but we FEEL them coming and we sometimes feel them when they pass by, giving us a moment or a few days of relief. Shit is getting REAL on every level. Many of us are so caught up in our personal stuff that we’re not even downloading what’s occurring on a national or world scale because it’s too much. We feel out of touch but too exhausted to pay much attention… and that’s where we’re succeeding. Even if you feel like all you’re doing is treading water, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, right now.

My loving advice to you, is to take care of yourself through these changing times, rearrange your priorities (some of us have already had to start that process), reset the values you place on things and people in your lives, decide what matters the most to you and when you have the bandwidth to deal with those things, do. In the meantime, deal with YOU. Acknowledge what you are feeling even if it’s negative or scary. Be with the emotions that come up. Don’t judge them or yourself for having them. Don’t blame someone else, just acknowledge YOUR feelings. Chances are they’re not all yours. Cry, scream, get angry, yell, pound your fists on the steering wheel, wail, keen, sob, and RELEASE that pressure. Make time. Do it a few times a week if you need to. Whatever emotional chaos that’s haunting you, give it a name and release it. What comes back to roost in that spot when you’re done will give you a new understanding of what matters to you. For me it’s been Peace, calm, compassion, Love, cooperation, tenderness, creativity…

The world needs you right now, friends. The more angst, anger, and sadness you release, the more space you create for something new and better and the less burden you’ll carry. The less entangled we are with our fears and anger, the less of it we bring to the rest of the world. The Earth and everything on it really needs our Love and our presence right now. We don’t necessarily need to be all up in everything that’s happening, but we do need to be present with what’s happening within ourselves. Listen to your bodies, get enough rest, take your emotions out for a walk and give them a long leash. Pay attention to where they take you, and then let them go. Change what you need to, let the rest work itself out. Nobody is super man or wonder woman right now, give yourselves a break. We might be in for a long stretch of this, but it gets better. The only way out is through. We are, all of us, completely safe.  ❤
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 Special thanks to Adam Trenholm for this lovely shot. 

Kindred Spirits

kin·dred
ˈkindrid/
noun
noun: kindred

1.
one’s family and relations.
synonyms: family, relatives, relations, kin, kith and kin, one’s own flesh and blood; More
kinsfolk, kinsmen/kinswomen, people;
informalfolks
“his mother’s kindred”
relationship by blood.
“ties of kindred”

adjective
adjective: kindred

1.
similar in kind; related.
“books on kindred subjects”
synonyms: related, **allied**, **connected**, comparable, similar, like, **parallel**, associated, analogous

We all are, in some ways, the same. It might not be the same area of thought or connection with every person you meet, it’ll be a different connection on a different level, and there are LOTS of levels or planes of experience to draw from. The thing is, you might share a propensity for something with every living person in this world and you wouldn’t know it necessarily, but it would be true. If we were all honest with ourselves, we would acknowledge that we each share some commonality with every other person around us, whether we like that thing about ourselves or not. Our stories and our experiences are what connects us on a deep level. It’s rarely ever a superficial thing. So when you start looking around your world at people, keep in mind that each one of them carries a connection to you and you to them. Knowing that one thing goes a long way towards remembering how to love your fellow man.

 

Enough!

I just want to rest my heart now.  
I’m so tired of fighting to create space for my Self in my own life.  
Can you not see that I’m drowning?
I am not a prize to be won.  I am a woman on a quest to herself.  
I am not asking you to prove yourself. You have.  
It’s not a question of your loyalty, it’s a question of my freedom.  
I need to take my life back, and you are standing in my way.  
I am asking you to Love me enough to leave.  
And I’m about done asking. 

Bless you for all that you are and have been to me.  I thank you for your love, time, and everything we’ve experienced together.  You have my best wishes for your best outcome, always. 
 

Gratitude –

I’m grateful for all the changes in my life. Not sure where I’m gonna land or how that’s gonna look, but movement is good. I’m grateful for all that work I had to do around boundaries, because it taught me to recognize when I’m not being true to myself, and how to reverse that process. I am responsible for me and my experience. I create it. No one has power over my experience unless I give that power away. MY choice.

Do not fuck with the Goddess.

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Manifest Peace.
Manifest bullies powerless and contained. Manifest a bubble for them that doesn’t allow them to harm anyone else.
Manifest criminals and politicians (and criminal politicians) into the prisons they promote and protect.

Manifest Monsanto’s products both harmless and worthless.
Manifest corporate millions into free energy, internet, and fuel for all.
Manifest each country’s resources the property of the people of that country to trade with other countries as they see fit.
Manifest gardens in every yard you see.
Manifest freedom of choice – real choice, not the illusion of choice.
Manifest education, and intelligence, and creativity.
Manifest health, hope, help, community, gratitude, team work, integrity, & honor.
Manifest clean and healthy air, food, and water.
Manifest a world that promotes and encourages creativity and ideas, instead of repressing and punishing them.
Manifest having everything you need.
Manifest feeling safe and protected.
Manifest health and wellness.
Manifest leaders with vision, honor, integrity, and compassion.
Manifest the dissolution of mega corporations that do not benefit humanity.There are so many ways we can manifest something better than what we have. If we all spent 1/2 hour a day just IMAGINING how things COULD be… if we turned off the news and did THAT instead… it would be an incredibly powerful force that no one could control, even if they tried. The Universe is obligated to respond to the popular paradigm.Let’s create a better way, let’s create a world where everyone has plenty and no one goes without what they need. ♥

My Apology

If I could say anything to the world, I would say I’m sorry. I apologize for the way the government of this country throws its weight around and runs roughshod over everything and everyone in its path. I’m sorry for the injustice that runs rampant in this land, and is perpetrated in yours. I’m sorry for the idiotic show we have every four years where the whole world watches us ‘elect’ a leader based on whatever ridiculous talking points they are allowed to argue on tv, which most of us don’t care about, and the winner of which is neither what we want, or what the world needs. I’m sorry that the corporations that start out here take their poisons, terrible business practices, and horrible working conditions to your countries because they are too cheap to pay Americans a living wage and clean up their acts like good citizens. I’m sorry you feel insulted by the bourgeois mentality that coats everything American abroad, I’m insulted by it too, embarrassed even. I’m sorry for the oppression, for the bullying, for the underhanded tactics, the lying media, the reality shows, the ‘heroes’ that are really criminals, the propaganda that tells you we hate you when we don’t, the idiots they put on tv, the uneducated jackasses that spew hate and filth at the rest of the world, the dirty cops, the inflation, the poverty that is hoisted upon the backs of the people by the politicians here who for the most part are paid by corporations to vote the way they do and don’t listen to us, no matter how much we protest, write, call or boo them in public. I know those decisions affect you too. We truly have no real representation in the government with very few exceptions. I’m sorry we’ve gotten too big for our britches here, and I’m sorry you all have had to witness what America has become, the decline in our values and integrity, the unconscious way our government acts, the way our people accept all of this without standing up for you or each other, the way we are no longer a nation of brothers, of acceptance, and honor, and Love. I apologize for what we have become. We no longer deserve the world’s respect as a free and open society, because we no longer are. I want you to know that most of what you see and hear about us in the media is lies, as I know most of what we hear about you is. I want you to know that even though the government of this country is corrupt and incorrigible, that most of the people here still have a soul, we still hurt when you hurt, we still believe that people are mostly good, and we still believe in the rights of human beings to live the way they want. We don’t agree with how the government pillages the rest of the world, we want our soldiers home and our families reunited, and we want these people to leave us alone in peace too. We don’t want these bailouts, we don’t want to support the government in their dealings with the banks, we don’t want to live under surveillance all the time, to pay out the nose for fuel or power just to live. We want to be free, we want to help the world, to keep it clean, to have healthy food for everyone, to be educated, to be compassionate, healthy, happy and creative. We are not our government, but it claims to represent us, and for how we are portrayed, I am deeply sorry. I hope that you can forgive us, and I hope we live to see a day when the current regime (of the last 60 years) has lost it’s power, our true government is restored, and we are all free from hate, bigotry, poverty, and the destruction that has come to represent the USA.
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If You Want to Change the World… Love a Woman

I just found this post on facebook and wanted to share it because it speaks to the deepest part of me.  I hope it touches you there too.  

 

When a fairly spiritual male friend of mine who had finally found and was deepening into committed relationship with his soul mate confided in me he was thinking of being single again, and in the next breath expressed his latest idea for raising consciousness worldwide, I wrote this poem.  – Lisa Citore

If you want to change the world… love a woman-really love her.
Find the one who calls to your soul, who doesn’t make sense.
Throw away your check list and put your ear to her heart and listen.
Hear the names, the prayers, the songs of every living thing-
every winged one, every furry and scaled one,
every underground and underwater one, every green and flowering one,
every not yet born and dying one…
Hear their melancholy praises back to the One who gave them life.
If you haven’t heard your own name yet, you haven’t listened long enough.
If your eyes aren’t filled with tears, if you aren’t bowing at her feet,
you haven’t ever grieved having almost lost her.

If you want to change the world… love a woman-one woman
beyond yourself, beyond desire and reason,
beyond your male preferences for youth, beauty and variety
and all your superficial concepts of freedom.
We have given ourselves so many choices
we have forgotten that true liberation
comes from standing in the middle of the soul’s fire
and burning through our resistance to Love.
There is only one Goddess.
Look into Her eyes and see-really see
if she is the one to bring the axe to your head.
If not, walk away. Right now.
Don’t waste time “trying.”
Know that your decision has nothing to do with her
because ultimately it’s not with who,
but when we choose to surrender.

If you want to change the world… love a woman.
Love her for life-beyond your fear of death,
beyond your fear of being manipulated
by the Mother inside your head.
Don’t tell her you’re willing to die for her.
Say you’re willing to LIVE with her,
plant trees with her and watch them grow.
Be her hero by telling her how beautiful she is in her vulnerable majesty,
by helping her to remember every day that she IS Goddess
through your adoration and devotion.

If you want to change the world… love a woman
in all her faces, through all her seasons
and she will heal you of your schizophrenia-
your double-mindedness and half-heartedness
which keeps your Spirit and body separate-
which keeps you alone and always looking outside your Self
for something to make your life worth living.
There will always be another woman.
Soon the new shiny one will become the old dull one
and you’ll grow restless again, trading in women like cars,
trading in the Goddess for the latest object of your desire.
Man doesn’t need any more choices.
What man needs is Woman, the Way of the Feminine,
of Patience and Compassion, non-seeking, non-doing,
of breathing in one place and sinking deep intertwining roots
strong enough to hold the Earth together
while she shakes off the cement and steel from her skin.

If you want to change the world… love a woman, just one woman .
Love and protect her as if she is the last holy vessel.
Love her through her fear of abandonment
which she has been holding for all of humanity.
No, the wound is not hers to heal alone.
No, she is not weak in her codependence.

If you want to change the world… love a woman
all the way through
until she believes you,
until her instincts, her visions, her voice, her art, her passion,
her wildness have returned to her-
until she is a force of love more powerful
than all the political media demons who seek to devalue and destroy her.

If you want to change the world,
lay down your causes, your guns and protest signs.
Lay down your inner war, your righteous anger
and love a woman…
beyond all of your striving for greatness,
beyond your tenacious quest for enlightenment.
The holy grail stands before you
if you would only take her in your arms
and let go of searching for something beyond this intimacy.

What if peace is a dream which can only be re-membered
through the heart of Woman?
What if a man’s love for Woman, the Way of the Feminine
is the key to opening Her heart?

If you want to change the world…love a woman
to the depths of your shadow,
to the highest reaches of your Being,
back to the Garden where you first met her,
to the gateway of the rainbow realm
where you walk through together as Light as One,
to the point of no return,
to the ends and the beginning of a new Earth.

Old Friends

It is good to have old friends.
People who knew me in my youth, when I was a completely different person, who have witnessed my evolution, my heartache, my challenges, my successes and failures, and love me still, for who I am and who I was, as I love my memories of them and appreciate who they are becoming. I am truly blessed and grateful.

You Can Quote Me

One of the nicest things you can do for yourself is make time to relive memories of times that made you feel GOOD.  

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