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Sunday, December 18, 2011

We Are All Connected

So I was on a trail run the other day and I was listening to some material that is required for my Holistic Health studies. The man was talking about the thoughts in our heads and being mindful about them. I have been practicing this mindfulness since the beginning of my yoga practice about 8+ years ago. He was talking about how sometimes the thoughts in our heads don't feel like our own, sometimes we don't even want to admit that we think of such things.

Because of this personal judgment on ourselves we often don't listen or be at "rest" with our thoughts.  Being mindful is taking the time to do nothing but be with ourselves, in doing so we are able to see what really goes on up in our minds. Not doing anything...yes, this is where most of the struggle comes in with being mindful. Just to be with yourself, with no activity but sitting in stillness and observing the mind. All the many magical and sometimes frightening things that go on in there. Keeping in mind that you will never be doing nothing. The mind is going at 100 mph in 360 different directions. How can one truly connect to the higher Divine if one never stops? That is the question I ask. 

 Well, I have been meditating and practicing mindfulness for a little bit of time and often enough I get some thoughts that, of course, don't feel like they are big deal, I listen and observe them anyway. Well, the other day on my trail run I had a very grounding and awakening thought come to me and has stuck since then, this opened up a new shift in my consciousness. Sometimes thoughts and ideas come to us all and they literally change our perspectives, you know what I mean, we all have them. Its like they open up our eyes even more than what we have experienced so far in our life. I call them "shifts of clarity" where you know this is one that has changed your outlook on life. That is what happened to me.
Now, I have had many of these in my short lived life and I often share them with those closest to me, but now I am going to place them into words for anyone interested to read over and over again.

These paradigm shifts are meant to be shared, that is why we are all here together.

This is it, as clear as day, my new belief that is being programmed into my body, mind, and soul like a new outfit.

 WE                                                             are all connected, this has been proven from scientist for many years now. Einstein gave us the understanding of "matter" and how matter exists in absolutely everything. Now in this new century we have scientific proof of "energy" being the particle or wave that is smaller than matter and covers this entire universe. Now energy can be controlled and manipulated but through the law of thermodynamics is can not be created or destroyed. This being the material fact of this physical aspect of life I took it deeper by pondering the idea of the "law of attraction" that has flooded this country with the understanding we have of quantum physics. You know, that what you think, you attract...or what you give out, you recieve. Well, it came to me from one of those thoughts that wasn't mine but came to me. Lets say from the Divine Intelligence. Well, it stuck...our thoughts that are in our mind are shared with all of us. We are souls that are all connected to each other through the same material, even on the quantum level of our minds. We think together, we co-create together. Each thought is sooooo important because even if we are not in a place to create such thoughts, perhaps because of financial reasons, time, laziness, or even a lack of self confidence...

that thought goes out into the mass of energy that surrounds this universe and is passed to the perfect person who can implement that idea.

Now, here is the responsibility that we have in this managing of our own thoughts.

If our thoughts are negative or full of hate, revenge, anger, fear, etc.... those may play out in people who are open to those kinds of ideas. Like people who love depression, yes, it is true we all have a choice, people who stay depressed, create depression and they continue to envelope it. Same with fear, anger, sadness...the saying goes misery loves company and anyone who has a negative thought to share will be sucked up by the minds of those who are looking for it.

So, for those of us who LOVE to think of things with beauty, peace, and JOY
we have a responsibility to change the consciousness for ALL of humanity, because that is how powerful positive thoughts are.
So if you listen to the news, remember to visualize the world full of peace and believe it can exists. Remember to see the God/Divine in all people, no matter if they attract negativity to themselves. And always have faith that we are protected and that we are connected in everyway!!

WE ARE ONE!!! With God, With Eachother...ONE!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Healing of Love

Well this is how Love heals.

Being away from home during the Christmas season brings mixed emotions. There is no snow, I am away from my family and close friends and all those things that are familiar.  I do like being challenged and growing from them but my emotions can sometimes appear uncontrollable.
JJ, being the incredibly intuitive man he is, always sees this in me, even if I try not to make them noticeable. He pays so much attention to me and knows the moment we don't have a strong connection because I am in my head...pondering...we can call it.
With continual communication, face to face that is without any digital means, its communication in the RAW, he invites me to open up all my RAW emotion.  I am so shocked at his concern and effort to get me to connect back to him. This is what relationships are.  This constant eye to eye contact and care to transform feelings in to words is what keeps relationships close and real.

Without friends and family here I have JJ and the dogs to connect with.  JJ listens to me and asks question after question to make sure that everything i'm feeling is fully understood by him.  Even if we end up bickering or quarreling because of emotional miscommunication, he never stops connecting.  With some deep discussion and some gazing at each other we always end up reconnected deeper and stronger than before. Almost always we speak of our visions with each other and our promises we have made so far to each other.

He will pick me up, hold me and his energy will fill my body and create a safe and secure feeling that i've never felt before. Instantly, I am healed and feel strong like I could conquer any quest ahead of me.
What is this power of healing he has? Is JJ a miracle healer?
YES, in many ways he is because he Loves so deeply and so fully.
The power of his Love comes from the source of which we all are. He stays connected to himself and he offers his unconditional Love that is connected directly with the Divine to pour through him and into me. With True Love anyone can heal, anyone can offer this Love to another. Sadly, it has been lost by many nonbelievers.

He holds me in his arm and looks me in the eye, he taps on my heart and my head and tells me how great I am, how deserving and worthy I am and how I'm Loved, I'm Loved!!!

Why do we forget what we really are, why we aren't like most animals who procreate and then move on to another partner. Why do we practice monogamy as a species, for the most part at least. I believe its because deep down we understand that True Unconditional Love is the base for our existence, long forgotten but now its crucial for the survival of our species, our planet and our souls. I am so grateful for the man I share my life with.

Love is magnificent!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sundance, Utah

Yes we are far away from the land of snow. JJ has come home to me many nights this week saying "I'm homesick, my heart and soul belong out west." I must agree we do belong there.                Tennessee has some pretty sights and is full of life but it just isn't the same for us as the great American west.  
                                                                                Pondering over some of the memories that started us on this journey of Love together. JJ and I met for the  first time up at Sundance in 08', forever our lives were in the process of change in that moment. Sundance has become home to me. I worked up there for 7+ years and met so many wonderful and inspiring people. I gained many good friends from my experiences and learned so much about myself while skiing, biking, hiking, camping, and even living up there for some time. I am forever grateful for the opportunity I had to become so acquainted with a mountain. I know it like the back of my own hand.  

The beauty that this mountain possesses is simply breathtaking. Many photographers have some here to capture its magic in stillness. It doesn't take a great photographer to capture such beauty as naturally it exsists. JJ and I have spent many nights up here talking and growing together. 
Being away from the west, I have felt such gratitude for the 30 years I spent there. About a year ago JJ and I enjoyed a day on the white fluff that covered the mountains back. We laughed and loved together.
Soon we will return back to that good friend, until then we live on the memories that keep us strong and have made us who we are. 


Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Last Month of 2011

We are here living out the last month of 2011. I ask myself in reflection...where did I grow the most in this year? A quick Love.
What is that?
I believe it is what this world is striving to feel and it is what this life is ALL about.
To feel it, to recognize it, to see its full power unfold in each moment.
There have been so many changes and transformations in my life this year and I have been challenged over and over again to readjust my aspirations and goals.
What always brings me comfort is the power of Love.
JJ has come into my life and created that spark, you know, the one where you never felt it before and then just the simple presence of a person makes everything freeze and all you feel is this tunnel vision of energy blasting around your body and surrounding you with warmth, well maybe that isn't everyones experience but it was mine with him.
My entire life changed the moment I met JJ. The longer we have known each other the deeper the feeling of Love grows and the more clarity I see.
I still often feel the full transformation from external/ego thinking to internal/spiritual realization is still in process. I wanted to wait to start a blog after I became fully clear and free from the control of my old patterns and habits, that may take a lifetime, so today I start because today is the moment of my life and I am living the moment of life.
Today I struggled with emotions surfacing, JJ picked me up in his arms and rocked me like a child, like a child. What adult has been picked up and rocked back and forth like a child while surrendering in the arms of the person who Loves them dearly.
Me, I have
and what better way to co-create than to share that with everyone.
I was instantly healed...I cried it out, what was it I cried out? Not even I know, but it was there and I cried it out. Then, I looked into his eyes and we both smiled and I was better.
Trying to be present in the moment in my mind has been what I was missing. To observe, to witness what goes on up there and either giving acceptance for the thoughts to stay or un-invite them. This is what happened to me. This is where I am, This is where I begin with this simple RAW life of Love.
Join me on my journey through it all. I'll be here and if you need to please be here too.