When I feel anger, that’s my trigger to pivot to Love
All forms of Darkness
Come from turning away from The Source of Our Being
And buying into the Shadow we see (that doing this produces).
An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints.
One morning, he sent him to get some salt.
When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.
“How does it taste?” the master asked.
“Bitter,” said the apprentice.
The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same amount of salt and put it in a nearby lake. The two walked in silence to the lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”
As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”
“Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.
“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.
“No,” said the young man.
At this the master sat beside this serious young man, and explained softly, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”
“The only map of your right life is written on your soul at its most peaceful, and the only sure compass is your heart at its most open”
“Fear is the raw material from which courage is manufactured. Without it, we wouldn’t even know what it means to be brave”.
The day before the battle
between my higher self and lower self,
I am always quiet, nervous.
I know I will never be the same again.
My consciousness is doing its best
to be steadfast on its path of remembrance,
of constantly bringing me back to the Infinite,
back to the Love that I Am.
My subconscious is busy loading up
its artillery of old patterns ready to fire
as soon as it sees any weaknesses
in my auric field.
But I’ve been playing this game for a while now.
I know where I want to go.
And I’m staying my course,
No matter what triggers are pointed my way.
It’s true that I won’t be the same.
I no longer desire to be the same.
With each challenge, I watch as old patterns crack and crumble.
And I watch my Authentic Self emerge – victorious.
– Olivia Pool.com
To see the familiar with new eyes …..
To feel rekindled gratitude and Love for Ones so close …
To sense an out-of-the-blue rush of wonder at this very moment ..
These are perhaps the best vacations from the same-ol-same-ol one can ever have.
The inner voice of social conditioning doesn’t just speak in words; it shouts them. “Do it my way! Do not screw this up!” By contrast, inner wisdom is stillness itself. If you’re waiting for wisdom to outscream paranoia, get comfortable. It’s gonna be a long wait.
A wonderful practice.
Yesterday I was about 1/2 way through an hour float and a bunch of stuff had decompressed and cleared out.
Feeling very open when The Voice whispered, “Just say I Love You. Everything else is stupid”.
A small jet of ha bubbled into loud laughter in moments. Shared what happened with the practitioner and we were both cracking up.
“Just say I Love You. Everything else is stupid”.
What a sense of humor.
I wonder if we focused on how safe we were, and that there’s something beating our heart, how many things we’d have that would create an abundance for ourselves that would not ever make problems exist? Not in the same way (as a worried mind will) at least.
Kyle Cease evolvingoutloud.com
Sometimes it feels like a lot of the thoughts my mind produces are decoys to hijack my attention and keep me distracted from being truly in the moment and grateful for being alive.