Temporarily Off Balance
Exerpts from DailyOm.com - Going Through A Phase
We are all almost always in the process of learning something new, developing an underused ability or talent, or toning down an overused one. Some of us are involved in learning how to speak up for ourselves, while others are learning how to be more considerate. In the process of becoming, we are always developing and fine tuning one or the other of our many qualities, and it is a natural part of this process that things tend to get out of balance. This may be upsetting to us, or the people around us, but we can trust that it’s a normal part of the work of self-development.
In this process, we are overcompensating for a quality that was suppressed in our life, and the swinging of the pendulum from under-use to overuse serves to bring that quality into balance. Understanding what is happening is a useful tool that helps us to be patient with the process. In the end, the pendulum settles comfortably in the centre, restoring balance inside and out.
Success? Don't you know it is all about being able to extend love to people? Not in a big, capital letter sense, but in the everyday sense, little by little, task by task, gesture by gesture, word by word."
As time goes by, notice how still the earth moves- at a silent rate, knowing how to turn the cosmos for the greater good of many. It knows how to heal, to redirect its currents, to nourish each soul on the planet. This elixir is not magic, it merely represents magical thinking. Everyone benefits all the time from those like-minded individuals who give-to each other, and the planet, with a purpose-to make a statement that anything unfair can be fixed, remixed, or newly aligned into another altered state. In other words, all is forgiven.
Everything in the past no longer exists.Only renewal and re-birth stand before you , on the horizon, waiting your recognition of knowing that all miracles exist all the time-for us, because of us, individually and collectively. See your reflection in all things; then you will only notice and therefore bequeath to others, beauty, grace and magnificence.
So be it now,
The Angelic Realm
Giving and Receiving . . .
exerpt from Daily Om
"Giving and receiving are part of the same cycle, and we each give and receive in our own ways...
"Accepting a person's gift is a gift in itself. Sincere appreciation for their acknowledgement and their effort joins our energy with theirs in the cycle of giving and receiving, and nurtures all involved. If ever we find we are still having difficulty, we can decide to allow ourselves to be conduits for gratitude and accept on behalf of a loving, giving universe."
Read the article here: http://www.dailyom.com/
Conscious Creation from Daily Om - The First Moments Of The Day
"The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. It may be that we want to be more generous, or it may be that we want to be more open to beauty in our daily lives. Whatever the case, if we bring this vision into our minds at this very fertile moment, we empower it to be the guiding principle of our day."
If you like you can read more here.
Exerpt from DAILY OM: Going Back By Going Within - Healing Childhood Wounds
"With the wisdom of an adult, we can be the loving parent or guardian we needed as a child.
"Events from childhood, our first experiences, have the power to shape our lives. Some do so immediately, offering us challenges to overcome and encouragement to make use of our talents and interests. In the process character is built, and we make the first steps upon our personal paths. Other events seem to lay dormant until adulthood, when our closest relationships help to bring out the deepest aspects of ourselves. This is when unexamined lessons can be put to use and untended childhood wounds make themselves known in a call for healing."
watercolour, bookcover 2008, anita krietuse
note from jenny: Reparenting has been a beautiful experience for me . At first I was hesitant, then finally realized the parent I could be for myself had the potential to be without limits in unconditional love, generosity, compassion, enthusiasm, loyalty, and wisdom. In fact, the parent I deserved as a child. But it meant having to let go of 'stuff'. I wasn't able to do this alone.
DailyOm has an interesting piece about relationships. Examining our motives in any situation can be quite useful, I've found.
Changing The Way We Relate-
Making Over Our Partners
"If we feel that a change is needed in our relationship, the only makeover that we truly have the power to make is on ourselves. By accepting our partners for exactly who they are—the ideal and the not-so-ideal—we will create an energetic shift in our relationships, and we may find ourselves really appreciating our partners for the first time. Working from within, we determine how we relate to the people and the world around us, and when we can accept it and embrace it all, without conditions, we make every act of relating a positive one."
For more visit dailyom.com
"Often, when we're unhappy, we fall into the habit of thinking that, if only one or two particular things in our life would change, everything would be fine... a new car, or a raise, or a change in our living situation. We dwell on this one thing and strategize, or complain, or daydream about what it would be like to have it. Meanwhile, underneath the surface, the real reason for our unhappiness sits unrecognized and unaddressed...if we are able to locate and explore the underlying cause of our discontent, all the surface concerns have a way of working themselves out in the light of our realization..."
Read more here: http://www.dailyom.com/
Letting Nature Work
"The same laws that govern the growth of plants oversee our own internal and external changes. We observe, consider, work, and wonder, tilling the soil of our lives, planting seeds, and tending them. Sometimes the hard part is knowing when to stop and let go, handing it over to the universe. Usually this happens by way of distraction or disruption, our attention being called away to other more pressing concerns. And it is often at these times, when we are not looking, in the silence of nature's embrace, that the miracle of change happens."
Read all of the article here
When Pain Comes Our Way
"It is especially important when pain comes our way to honour the experience, because our natural tendency is to push it away and move past it as quickly as possible. Yet, if we don't, it reveals itself to be a great friend and teacher.
As counterintuitive as it seems, we can honour pain by thanking it and by welcoming it into the space of our lives. We all know that often the more we resist something, the longer it persists . . . We can honour a painful experience by marking it in some way . . . by creating a work of art, performing a ritual, or undertaking some other significant act . . . to mark the ways in which our pain has transformed us, and to remind us to recognize and value all that comes our way in this life."
Read more here:
BOOKS: I'm currently reading 'The Kalahari Typing School for Men' by Alexander McCall-Smith [4th of THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series]
POETRY: Sir Edward Dyer's poem, "My mind to me a kingdom is..."
My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such perfect joy therein I find
That it excels all other bliss
Which God or nature hath assign'd.
Though much I want that most would have,
Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
No princely port, nor wealthy store,
No force to win a victory,
No wily wit to salve a sore,
No shape to win a loving eye;
To none of these I yield as thrall,--
For why? my mind despise them all.
I see that plenty surfeit oft,
And hasty climbers soonest fall;
I see that such as are aloft
Mishap doth threaten most of all.
These get with toil and keep with fear;
Such cares my mind can never bear.
I press to bear no haughty sway,
I wish no more than may suffice,
I do no more than well I may,
Look, what I want my mind supplies.
Lo ! thus I triumph like a king,
My mind content with anything.
I laugh not at another's loss,
Nor grudge not at another's gain;
No worldly waves my mind can toss;
I brook that is another's bane.
I fear no foe, nor fawn on friend,
I loathe not life, nor dread mine end.
My wealth is health and perfect ease,
And conscience clear my chief defence;
I never seek by bribes to please,
Nor by desert to give offence.
Thus do I live, thus will I die,--
Would all did so as well as I!
I love Antoine de Saint-Exupery! thanks for posting his words.
exerpt from Daily Om
"Many of us take the benefits of walking for granted. Each day we limit the steps we take by driving or sitting for long periods of time. But walking even a few blocks a day has unlimited benefits - not only for our health, but our spirit as well, for as we walk, we connect with the earth."
I don't mean to challenge anyone with this article about rebirth and past lives - please consider it an intellectual exercise or just ignore it altogether if the subject goes against your personal beliefs.
The Gift of This Journey - Why We Don't Remember
exerpt from DAILY OM
"Most of us come into this life without memory of our prior life so that we focus on the life we are living now. Many of us wonder why we do not remember who we were before we were born. We wonder what it was like to be a soul without a body and what it will be like to be one again. Many of us have a strange sense that we do remember, as if we did experience a bodiless existence, but we can't quite recall the details. We may remember feeling as if we were flying, or as if we were just incredibly light and unrestricted in our movements. Still, most of us do not recall anything in detail about the time before we incarnated into a human body."
If you'd like to read more, here's the link: http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2010/26586.html
I love this thread!
I hope this contribution isn't too long... from DAILY OM
Unifier of Opposites
The Colour Green
Green is a combination of the colours yellow and blue, each of which brings its own unique energy to the overall feeling of the colour green. Blue exudes calm and peace, while yellow radiates liveliness and high levels of energy. As a marriage between these two very different colours, green is a unifier of opposites, offering both the excitement of yellow and the tranquility of blue. It energizes blue's passivity and soothes yellow's intensity, inspiring us to be both active and peaceful at the same time. It is a mainstay of the seasons of spring and summer, thus symbolizing birth and growth.
Green is one of the reasons that spring instigates so much excitement and activity. As a visual harbinger of the end of winter, green stems and leaves shoot up and out from the dark branches of trees and the muddy ground, letting us know that it's safe for us to come out, too. In this way, green invites us to shed our layers and open ourselves to the outside world, not in a frantic way but with an easygoing excitement that draws us outside just to sniff the spring air. Unlike almost any other colour, green seems to have its own smell, an intoxicating combination of sun and sky-earthy, bright, and clean. In the best-case scenario, it stops us in our tracks and reminds us to appreciate the great experience of simply being alive.
Green balances our energy so that in looking at it we feel confident that growth is inevitable. It also gives us the energy to contribute to the process of growth, to nurture ourselves appropriately, without becoming overly attached to our part in the process. Green reminds us to let go and let nature do her work, while at the same time giving us the energy to do our own.
The colour green balances our energy so that in looking at it we feel confident that growth is inevitable.
I would not sit waiting for some value tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime… I would make something happen.
- Louis L’Amour
there´s more to life than keeping up with the joneses