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“Lose yourself,
Lose yourself.
Escape from the black cloud
that surrounds you.
Then you will see your own light
as radiant as the full moon.”

~Rumi

(Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins!)

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Dear Angels and Guides

Journaling is one of the most effective tools in my bag for keeping me on my path. The slower, more deliberate flow of thought that takes over when I am writing allows me to notice patterns and to see through illusions more easily. If I hear myself getting whiny or going down a negative path, I am more likely to stop and be mindful of what I am doing. When I hear a thought veering off into ‘woe is me’ territory, I often stop mid-sentence because the “story” I’m telling no longer seems worth the time and effort to write it down.

I am able to see that it is not the story I want to tell. I am not a victim. That is not the truth of who I am. I only remain stuck under the thumb of that illusion so long as I am willing to tell that story.

So, I stop mid-sentence and begin telling a different story.

I am strong.
I am powerful.
I am blessed.
I am grateful.

Ong Namo Gurudev Namo
I bow to the Divine Teacher within.

The more I practice this exercise of being mindful of the “story” I’m telling, the more I am able to hear a higher truth. A truth that has been present all along, though it is easy to miss with the volume of my “story” cranked up to 11.

Its nature is simple, humble, patient, eternal.

I was writing the other day:

Dear Holy Mother, Father, angels, spirit guides, all beings of light, the Source of this truth-

I’m sending it out in all directions that I need help. I need strength. I need wisdom. I need you to show me the way.

And then I hear that Voice of truth rise up as plain as day… “You already have everything you need. It is already given. The rest is up to you now.

I am blessed.
I am grateful.
I am blessed.

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Daily reminder

“The joy felt in meditation reveals the presence of Eternal Joy spread over all creation. The light seen in meditation is the astral light from which our tangible creation is made. Beholding this light, one feels a unity with all things.”

~Paramahansa Yogananda

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Daily reminder

“My work consists of transformation… I want to transform you from unconsciousness into consciousness, from darkness into light. I cannot give you a character; I can only give you insight, awareness. I would like you to live moment-to-moment, not according to a set pattern given by me or given by the society, the church, the state. I would like you to live according to your own small light of awareness, according to your own consciousness. Be responsive to each moment.”

~Osho

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Daily reminder

“From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Daily reminder

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”

~His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

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YT: Gifts are where you find them

    October 4, 2010

I had another lesson in the Creator’s miraculous goodness yesterday- at the Oceanside Swap Meet of all places.

After three Sundays of trying to get to the swap meet, I decided to run there with Max yesterday. Josh wasn’t feeling well, so I thought it would be a good way for us to get out of the house. I needed a trackball for my phone, and I hoped I would find one there. I knew exactly the guy who would have it. He’s always in the same spot, so I went directly there. Nope- didn’t have it.

I had already paid $2 to get in, and Josh needed to rest. I decided to take a leisurely stroll through the place, going a way we never go so that I could check out the areas that we always miss.

Wandering, wandering.

Bikes? DVDs? A toy?

It was nice to be out in a strange environment- staying with the light.

I found a DVD for myself (Unlocking the Mystery of Life: The Case for Intelligent Design). I had to get it. It sounded too perfect. And why else would it have been there on a table of 90s rom-coms and movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Down the line- classic Disney movies on VHS for $1 each: The Aristocats, The Rescuers, The Fox and the Hound.

Keep going? Or just go home?

We were almost at the tip of the triangular lot (it used to be a drive-in theater), so… let’s keep going. See what we see. We had never been all the way to the tip before. Why not? Maybe I’d find a teapot or a movie for Josh.

Winding, wandering. Last row! It’s a picnic area? With vendors facing it. Down, down- and look! The absolute last guy to see in the whole swap meet has DVDs.

1 box, 2 boxes. I thought there were maybe 5 or 6 boxes, but he brought out more from his truck. He was packing up, but now there were 15 boxes. I looked through all of them, thinking that I might find something better than Conan the Barbarian. Maybe There Will Be Blood…?

Standing at the end of the table. Back and forth. Which one? Which one? I turned my head slightly in consideration- toward the adjoining vendor…

‘That stroller looks too new and black to be… HOLY $#:%! HOLY $#:%! THAT’S MY STROLLER!!!’ It had gone missing more than a month ago, and I thought it was gone forever.

“That’s my stroller,” I said out loud. “Look! It’s stitched under this velcro where it ripped.” I pulled it back and YES! It even had Max’s diapers still in the bottom.

The vendor said he bought it from someone and paid $10. He wanted $10 for it. Ugh… annoying. It’s my stroller. It disappeared from my house weeks ago. Someone must have taken it from the porch.

PAUSE.

But it was a miracle that it was there in front of me at that moment. Against all odds. I saw the pieces of the puzzle falling in place in front of me. All the pieces- so many NO’s turned to YES’s to put me in front of that stroller at that moment. It was like a little nudge in the ribs. A little ‘hey, it’s me. I love you.’

YES! $10?… ok. It was worth it. I couldn’t NOT buy it, right? I couldn’t even walk away. I had found the proverbial needle in a haystack. What if it disappeared again? So… fine. $10.

The only question at that point was how I was going to get both the jogging stroller and the found stroller back to the house- maybe a mile and half, walking. I decided to drag one and push the other. Whatever. If that’s what’s required of me to be showered with (((L O V E))), it’s a small price to pay. Who am I to say ‘No’ when everything else is saying ‘Yes’? Even for a second. Only in my head.

‘Oh! Look! It’s Mike! And Josh!’

Soooo… they took the stroller in the car, and Max and I went for a runnnnn!

Incidentally, Josh took my phone apart and fixed the trackball that had been broken for weeks. Problem solved.

State. Of. Grace.

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11.11.11 – A special message for you

Written during an automatic writing exercise in a recent class. This is what was on the page when the exercise had finished… It’s not me, it’s Shakti (un-edited):

Cocoon. You are wrapped in a warm and loving cocoon. And you are safe always. You are held safely in my arms. You are protected as you evolve and grow. Worry not, my love. Release your fear. You are loved. You have always been loved and there is nothing that you have to do or say to receive this. It is yours. Always has been. Always will be. It has been there every step of the way. You needn’t fear any longer. Everything that has happened was chosen for you because you can take it. You have the strength and power to heal it, not just for yourself but for others and for the world. This is not a test. It is your hand-picked mission. But it was not given to you so that you would live in fear forever. It was given to you so that you may see your way to the light. So that you may see you were wrapped in that cocoon of light always. And then you may carry that message forth to others who are still struggling in the dark. You were chosen for this because you can take it, not because you were meant to live as a victim. Not because you’re meant to suffer because you’re meant to heal.

Namaste.

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Daily reminder

“My beloved child, break your heart no longer.
Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart,
You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality.
The time has come. Your time. To live. To celebrate,
and to see the goodness that you are.
Do not fight the dark. Just turn on the light.
Let go, and breathe into the goodness that you are.”

~Swami Kripalvananda

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