The Calling

I wonder if you will ever be able to see beyond the narrow path you have created for your life, this tunnel of the unawakened. Your Divine-Self is always calling you. Can you hear it? When you see that moment of beauty and you are awestruck, that is when it is the loudest and perhaps depending on your state, the only moment you will hear its call. So instead of continuing to follow your habitual life today, take a moment to look for beauty, the miracle of life itself and in that awestruck moment, hear the call.

Why, because you have lost your way and you may not even know it. If you are not careful, this life will be over before you climb out of your conditioned-self. So take a moment to stop and listen. Take the time to hear the soulful call back to your True-Self and stop the suffering of the world. It is never too late to start and if there is a part of you that says different, this is the conditioned-self and not the Divine-Self talking to you. Which part will you listen to today, because all of your yesterdays got you here and if you keep listening to the conditioned-self, you will wake up one day wishing you had taken the time to stop and listen. Perhaps you already feel this way and I remind you once again, it is never too late to start.

Short and Sweet #107 – Slow Down

What are you looking for in this life? Where and what are you trying to get? Stop pushing and shoving your way through life, it will not get you there any faster. Where is there anyway; I can tell you for sure that you cannot get there, you can only be there. You are only pushing and shoving your way to the end of your human experience and you are missing everything in-between.

I wish that I had learned about slowing down and nurturing the soul when I was younger, but of course, life teaches us what we need to know when we are ready. Are you ready?

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.” – Thomas Moore

When we learn this balance, life takes on a different quality. Colors become sharper and brighter; we hear and see things that we once overlooked. Like the flower blooming next to our car or the birds singing outside the window. Slow down and take it in now, because this moment is the only one you have.

Oops see it’s gone and so too will your life if you do not slow down and find the balance in it. Oh, I know there is always an excuse. There is always another problem or thing that needs to be done. But here’s the thing, what is more important your peace of mind, your loved ones or is it just let me finish this and then I will be able to relax. How many times have you said that to yourself? Make the last time, the last time and stop, slow down and literally smell the roses because you may not be here tomorrow. Sorry for being blunt but the truth is often that.

 

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Short and Sweet #91 – Soul

There are many thoughts about the soul and where it resides. Some say there is no soul and still others believe that it does exist and that it inhabits the heart. The Bhagavad Gita 2.17 says, “That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.” Others say that animals do not have a soul, which I do not believe. They certainly show more love than many of us. It makes me wonder; can you be loving without a soul?

This quote feels like truth to me. “My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.” — Marion Woodman

If you believe that you are a spiritual being having a human experience then surely you can see the need for an unbroken lifeline to the creator. I only speak in these terms in order for the mind to have something to contemplate. If you read yesterdays post, then you know the simple view is that everything is energy and so is the soul. There is no need for a label. No matter what you believe, it will not change what is true for you but what is important to know is that every encounter we have is a spiritual one. If you bring greater awareness into your life, you will find your own answers. In addition, bringing this awareness to every situation in your life will most certainly change your world for the better and everyone else around the world.

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Short and Sweet #70 – Are You Problem-Focused or SOULution-Focused

Are you so focused on your problems or the problems of the world that all you can do is worry? Worry creates many problems for us, the biggest being fear; fear that things are not going your way or will not work out OK. Does this state of worry and fear help you solve your problems? Of course not, in fact, the more you think about it the angrier you get and then you feel helpless. Once this happens you become a victim of your circumstances. We begin to place blame on anything or anyone outside ourselves for creating all these problems. We start to feel guilty for experiencing joy and happiness. The guilt begins to condition us not to feel, every time joy and happiness starts to come in we find a way to shut it down unless we begin to see things differently.

What energy do you suppose creates more healing, joy or worry? Can you feel the difference in these two words? Did you immediately pick joy? How simple was that, now you know that joy creates healing and worry instills fear, creates anger, anxiety and makes you a victim. Once you begin to let your worry go and embrace joy, then you have already begun to heal and not just yourself, but also the world. You have started contributing something positive to those in need and you will uplift everyone around you. How simple and cool is that, also you will begin to be Soulution-Focused. You will be drawn to follow the Soul to your solutions instead of the mind. The mind will make you think you have problems to have something to solve. This happens even when you do not have a problem. How many times have you worried over something that never happened? So would you like to be in an endless cycle of problem-focused worry or step into Soulution?

Short and Sweet #60 – Soul vs. Ego

The soul is the balance point and bridge between spirit and matter. Without this balance point, we would be unable to function in our human experience because we would be mired in matter or transcend into spirit. As we look back at our past actions individually and collectively, we can see that when we spend too much time in the intellect we open the door for the ego to take charge. Once this transition in HEADship takes place then we become lost. We spend our time seeking power, control, material wealth and other dishonorable pursuits like war. The intellect can never fully understand the Divine for if it could we would not need faith. When we are connected to Soul guidance, we are able to offer compassion and empathy; love becomes the foundation for our actions. It is true that we need the intellect as part of our human experience, so it and ego have a purpose as everything does in the universe. They should be a part of the human experience but never our foundation and they certainly should never have the final say from where we act. When making a decision or choice ask yourself why you are making it, are you acting from ego; are you spending too much time intellectualizing over your decision or can you drop down into your heart and ask spirit for direction. Is your choice coming from a loving place for yourself, others and the planet or is it driven only by the intellect and ego. Being aware and awake enough to see this distinction will change the direction of your life.