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“Choice is born out of opposites, and the duality of the second chakra is forever challenging us to make choices in a world of opposing sides, of positive and negative energy patterns. Every choice we make contributes a subtle current of our energy to our universe, which is responsive to the influence of human consciousness.
Managing the power of choice, with all its creative and spiritual implications, is the essence of human experience. All spiritual teachings are directed toward inspiring us to recognize that the power to make choices is the dynamic that converts our spirits into matter, our words into flesh. Choice is the process of creation itself.”
~Caroline Myss, PhD, from Anatomy of the Spirit
“He that can have Patience, can have what he will.”
Dear Angels and Guides:
Please help me release my negative thoughts so that I may be a clear channel for your wisdom.
Thanks in advance,
“What other people think of me is none of my business. One of the highest places you can get to is being independent of the good opinions of other people.”
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
“I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know. When I am led by conversation to express my sentiments, I do it with the same independence here which I have practiced everywhere, and which is inseparable from my nature. I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction, is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.”
~Thomas Jefferson, from Light and Liberty
“If in the midst of negativity, you are able to realize ‘At this moment, I am creating suffering for myself,’ it will be enough to raise you above the limitations of conditioned egoic states and reactions. It will open up infinite possibilities which come to you when there is awareness- other vastly more intelligent ways of dealing with any situation.”
~Eckhart Tolle, from A New Earth
“The house is a metaphor to explain that there is a vibration in each moment, each moment is like a house, and a house is like a moment. In each moment that we live there is an opportunity to change ourselves in some way. We shatter what we were in the past, so that in the new moment we can remake ourselves. In a day’s time, we go through many different moments, many different opportunities to remake ourselves and therefore evolve.”
~Joseph Rael, from Being and Vibration
I was in a mall in Virginia when I first heard of Ayurveda. The Body Shop had introduced a range of Ayurvedic bodycare products, and I took a dosha quiz to find out what I should buy. And it was from that time that I was aware that I am Vata… very, very Vata… whatever that means.
Thankfully, Ayurveda stuck with me and wouldn’t get off my case until I paid attention. I find now that Ayurveda integrates so helpfully into my attempts to achieve balance that it is an essential companion on my journey.
Let’s take Autumn, for example. I was never too fond of Autumn, even though I grew up with the changing colors and weather and all. At best, it was the time that connected Summer Break and Christmastime. Through Ayurveda, I learned that Fall is a Vata season. For someone as Vata-heavy as I am, I must give extra-special attention to maintaining balance during this time.
Anyway, after a busy October, I feel the need to focus on balance and being rather than doing and… doing. Get off the treadmill and into the jacuzzi, if you will. This article, Ayurveda tips for Autumn, is an excellent reminder for me because it covers all of the five senses.
I’m making an effort to move away from detoxes and cleanses (if only in name) in favor of a ‘conscious return to mindfulness about what I take in.’ I find that my former fondness of detoxes came in no small part from my perception that I needed to be fixed or corrected- flying in the face of my realization that I am already everything I must be. Our senses are our tools for navigating through this sea of human life. My sense of ‘balance’ in my body depends on input from all five of them.
What do you do to stay balanced? What’s your dosha? Take a free dosha quiz here. ॐ
“There came a time when the effort to remain tight in the bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.”
2011 has been a phenomenal year thus far. Through the ups and downs, I’ve had a budding awareness that the time for change has arrived. Whatever it is that comes next… it’s fast approaching. I can either be ripped limb from limb trying to cling to what was or I can let go and welcome what is with open arms. Those are my options.
Of course, I have the marvelous good fortune to be a human being in these times. And what distinguishes the humans from the rest of Creation? We can choose. We have free will and the ability to make choices. So, I affirm that I choose to let go, to welcome change, to dive into the flow, to be One with what is. That’s my right. Isn’t it miraculous?
In fact, it has been nearly a year and a half since this awareness first began to dawn in me. I had the distinct feeling that the world was going crazy and I was going with it. It was a critical point in my growth- I didn’t know what to do, but I knew that I could no longer do what I had been doing. I had already been practicing yoga for a decade at that point, but I was drawn to its spiritual aspects more than ever before. I began meditating daily. In short, I began to align with the Divine. If there is a resonating message that accompanied this shift, it is this: Whatever it is I wish to be, I am already that. Each day, I must make time to sit in that awareness and let it bring me understanding.
You see, ‘change’ has so many associations in my busy, busy brain. Transition- like breakups, passings, leaps into the terrifying and bewildering unknown. Yet, the more I stay with the I am that awareness, I realize that this ‘change’ isn’t so much about the rupture as it is about the healing- like waking up from a dream and realizing that I was completely safe the entire time. This is the emerging oneness consciousness. Where there was once a split, oneness consciousness is rising to swallow both sides and reunify them. Unifying perception with reality. I am that. All is that. All is love.
So that’s a lot, huh? It’s been a great distance to cover, but it has also been a single leap of faith taken over and over. One of the greatest blessings along the way has been connecting with kindred souls whose experiences resonate with mine. I have certainly had moments when I’ve felt that I must be an alien or a hopeless weirdo or something. And then I’ll find myself in the midst of a whole garden of strange flowers just like me. As we exchange words with one another, I hear I am that, I am that. I feel so blessed to be sharing this evolution with you. I have so much to share. I hope, to you, it sounds a whole lot like I am that. ((((((( ♥ )))))))