FEELINGS ~ TRUST ~ DISCERNMENT ~when it comes to making choices, still your thoughts, get involved with your FEELINGS, for as you TRUST their ability to be your DISCERNMENT gauge... you will expand your awareness which in turn raises your absolute vibrational integrity~
in service to the All I AM
photo image: warm hues surrounding a dark day's setting sun
MISC MUMBLE: How is it I see Jesus... as a brother not a Brother?
There is a certain commonality among all souls... it's about life minus personality and loving roles...
EGO PERSONALITY = DENIAL'S RACE DENIAL'S RACE = FALL FROM GRACE
Let us wisely then: Consider being... that spirit having a human experience vs that human having a spiritual experience because... the difference is a vast void where truth's lost and the soul loses vibrational position, a big cost
ALLOW THE SOUL TO SOAR BY ITS VIBRATIONAL SCORE... AS WINNING POINTS ARE WON WHERE WITHIN LIES A SUN
From my view... my brother Jesus was the ultimate example of how each of us can humbly achieve... our soul's redemption if only each of us would simply believe...
BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE
There comes a unique moment in time a point-of-no-return in life's rhythm-n-rhyme where the human being surrenders their all to fulfill a soul's mission by a choiced permission and redeemed is their soul from further fall as vibrating integrity built by hearted choice begins the stairway ascent in fullest rejoice
WHAT IS TIME BUT A MEASURE FOR DENIAL WHAT IS DENIAL BUT A MEASURE FOR EGO
Some part of me says, "Better not share this post it may hit a few brick walls or bounce you off the site." But there's this other part of me that 'knows' I am to allow this to unfold in THIS moment for reasons yet known to me. The urge or compulsion from deep within is NOT to be denied, but honored for the purpose being served by it's emergence.
As I sit here having a bowl of hot thick-cut oatmeal with blueberries from the plants in my front garden area, I can't help but see how blessed I am. For some though they'd look at my life and exclaim, "Boy I wouldn't do it that way or how does she do it that way?" At times it's a challenge living on a limited income but many folks are doing it that way now. Most moments I am deeply and humbly lovin' it!
I don't heat my home at night, no need since I'm slumbering away under very warm blankets. Having bare hardwood floors adds to the cold creeping in as does not having any curtains or drapes hanging. My choice! Thankfully our summers still remain on the mild side while the growing season is shorter than some.
Just like my big indoor houseplants and the plants outdoors, I MUST have light to feel alive. And I must be the Light to live the life that truly counts, that of a spiritual being having a human experience. I've always been a tad unconventional, the puzzle piece that didn't ever quite fit a space, the loose screw, that loose goose indeed. I love geese but as a child you always knew when you were nearing a goose nest, boy howdie!
Unlike many other homes, my walls are all white, a nice contrast to the lowest grade of oak tongue n groove hardwood comprising my floors; except in bathrooms. Such a pretty wood, especially this lower grade as you get to enjoy all the knots, grains and colors. I think it's the unpredictability of it I like. And on the mornings the sun shines into my house from it's rise in the east, I'll have various rainbows flitting about on those white walls. Sunny afternoons have similar rainbows cast into the living room from the crystals hanging out on the front porch. Thankfully my house faces a southerly direction and I get maximum sun when it's out.
My porch is like another room, an extension or expression of me. It was a labor of love bringing it to it's current efficient use of space and purpose. It's adorned by many 'found' treasures, countless hearts, cats and butterflies are the porche's 'wall paper'. Many wintry moments have been spent out there soaking in sun's glorious rays of nourishment. Many times during a lightning storm I'll go out there to suck up some negative ions from that electrified sweet air the preceeds the storm front. I also envision, now that I'm writing again, many 'ahaa' moments will unfold out there as I allow writing to nourish me again. It feeds me. It excites me on a cellular level, it opens my heart wider, expands my vibrational integrity and spiritually educates me, all at the same time.
But I'd best get on subject... loose thoughts can take me off course and into a rambling mumble, which can be a good thing, just not the intended one here. So let's get back to the subject of my brother Jesus...
I must be totally truthful in regards to the belief system I have in place. I have not, as yet, read the Bible. I once tried but for me getting past all the thee's, thou's, thy's and old grammar, was an definite attention span breaker. Especially since my NDE, I have become and proudly so, a 'bottom line' kind of person I guess. Life's too short to sweat the 'petty details' and everything is a petty detail but look around to see how few see it so.
I've always felt 'connected' to earth, perhaps because as a farmer's kid you walk barefoot in dirt all the time, or because I would climb trees, hugging them all the while. My known spiritual connection happened much much later. Since much of my childhood is still a blank for me, I can't explore how connected I might have been in other ways. I trust than when I'm readied, memories will flood over me and yet more healings take place. This I welcome and for to heal is to be evermore real.
I was not involved with religious dogma ever, however I have many fond memories of attending summer vacation Bible school sessions with the neighbor boy during my younger years. Being a tomboy, he and I were best buddies and together we created many happy memories(many uniques ones for a later post).I remember all the folks involved in those summer VBS sessions to be kind, gentle, caring, not ever demanding, preachy or judgmental of me. And still to this day, while happily attending a friend in a flower garden, I'll catch myself humming 'Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so'....
Mom had my three children baptized in her church and bought each of them and myself a Living Bible, which I might say I still possess. Although she didn't attend services on a regular basis, her beliefs were strong and always in place. When Mom was very ill she often spoke of Jesus being in the room with her, how He would sit on the end of her bed to comfort her and bring her to be filled with peace. I hope my Mom is there for me when I return to my Home on High. She was such a good mother and as I've said in another post, the saving grace for me and my childhood. Although some part of her had to know of the misguided affection of a father toward his daughter.
My first real experience with my brother Jesus came several years after my spiritual reawakening in late 1987. It happended while living with my folks following my mysterious physical attack in late 1990. As I was writing one day, stuff was freely pouring out of me as it does most times, and the name Salandra come through the keyboard. "What's this all about?" I asked myself. Hmmmmm, well it just sort of stayed in the back of my mind for a couple years until I started writing alot and self-publishing certain portions of those writings. I thought why not use that name, but I dropped the R and it became Salanda, pronounced sa-lawn-dah. I changed my given name of Cheryl to Salanda when moving to the coast almost 20 years ago now. I believe in another post I've shared that story about the significance behind my urge to remove the 'R' from Salanda. One of my bigger 'ahaa' moments for sure!
From the very beginning it 'felt' really really right to me, the name Salanda that is. In fact now, when I have to sign Cheryl which isn't very often anymore, the pen drags on and even sort of rips the paper, really I am not kidding. Vibrationally Salanda fits me. Of course the family continued calling me Cheryl, which was and still is perfectly fine. But folks here on the coast don't know of that name so to them I am Salanda. One day while with the folks and in healing mode, I was sitting outside on the lawn under a tree, letting my mind drift off. Suddenly a thought flitted through my mind that the name Salanda was too close to a name some people associated with Jesus in those days, that of Sananda. I thought to myself, "I can't use a name that's so close to one given to Jesus, afterall I'm just an Oregon farmer's kid.
Well later that evening while lying in bed drifting off again before falling asleep, I did alot of drifting during those recuperative days, I began sensing a certain energy in the room. Strong but gentle, insistent by loving it felt to be This loving and peaceful feeling quickly overwhelmed and enveloped me. I sat up in bed and sort of turned my legs out over the edge of the bed thinking I'd best get grounded somehow. Sitting there I could still feel a certain presence and just as I was about to get up, I felt a very warm, penetrating and invigorating sensation coming from the top of my right thigh.
It was as though a hand was resting there and I knew I was being visited by a very special friend. Soon a voice said to me, "Salanda, think of the 'L' in your new name as the love you are to share." And the soft voice quickly added, "I am your brother Sananda or Jesus to some, in the Light of Divine love, and you are my sister within that Light. I say to you, go well and go wisely dear heart!" Goose bumps immediately covered every inch of my body. I felt the hair on my head sort of lift and I might have been floating off the bed a little, was too overwhelmed by the moment to notice, but I felt as though I might be experiencing a 'lift off'.
Since those magnificent moments that late November evening, Jesus has always felt like a human brother on earth to me. Not like the exhalted ultimate example of the vibrationally ascended Brother Jesus. I resonate with this brother's essence very deeply, feel a true kinship with Jesus now. In fact if this brother were to return right now, stand next to me, he'd say to me, "Hey, how ya' doin'? Good to see you've brought your heart and soul to integrate, feels good doesn't it? Well, keep on keepin' on, and thanks for not putting me on a pedistal above you, as we are equal in the eyes of our Createor!"
So if I offend anyone here because of this post, let me apologize and I do so with all of my heart and right now in this moment. At the same time I wish you to know that I must do it this way or compromise who've I've allowed my Self to become. This 'becoming', my soul's journey Home has happened through much soul searching, a very deep trust in that which lies beyond human sight and being true to my Self. I truly mean no disrespect toward anyone here, nor is it my intention to demean any other's beliefs. Please believe me when I say this, as I am lovingly choosing each word in my apology.
Now there's more to this story, guess this is as good a time as any to share it. As it turns out, during my spiritual seekings, my revelational moments and my countless 'ahaa's'... I managed to piece together more of the real me, that eternal aspect of my Self... That of my Higher Self, my reason for being. I am knowing of at least one purpose I am to fulfill on a soulful level while on earth. It has to do with the undeniable truth that my heart and soul are one in the same.
As love and truth and life are all vibrational, so does my soul exist as a vibrational essence. Through much inner exploration, acceptance of new things and being open to feeling for what is right and true to me, I now know and fully believe that my soul's eternal vibration, put to human terms is...
Salanda ananda alaa napa a
Now I know I've just lost credability here, but doubt that I have much anyway, and that's fine. But for me this is my truth and I stand in it proudly and humbly, seeking ways to give back to life for the life I was given not once, but twice! I must not be done here yet? The Salanda Ananda portions of my soul's vibratory essence came through the computer. The other portions were earnt by me through inner inititions, for want of a better word or explanation, which I won't go into. I've forgotten most of the specifics and have since recycled all my old journals, Perhaps that information simply doesn't need to exist in the physical realm as I've fully accepted all of this as my truth.
I believe Salanda stands for someone who leads by silent example and is not afraid to take risks. I remember viewing an Oprah show a number of years back. On the show she had a black woman guest who's name was also Salanda. No, I didn't copy her as I had changed names by that time. So I know I'm not the only human being walking around with that name.
That said, I'm just doing my thing, one day at-a-time and 'in'joying every minute of a simple life. Hoping I live a long, healthy, productive, purposesful, happy and love-filled existence... in service to the All. Along the way perhaps I'll have assisted one other person toward the Light. I would feel really good about that!
And right now it feels as though my poetic voice will conclude the post with this...
THE VIBRATIONAL ASCENSION
On earth there is much talk of the outer world where love's deeds are lost, so easily whirled
Earth students aligning to ego's deceitful way tossing hearted feelings every night and day
But not all are lost-some will live as the Light as beacons of truth-living their lives as proof, For they'll know of the glow that's ever Divine their hearts and souls united forever to align
Wisely accept the example Jesus bestowed... Brothers and sisters find the vibrational road!
Raise your vibrational score by deeds done travel then Home, back into the Central Sun
I know this post is a tad extreme, that few here will care about it, even fewer will 'get it'. But I did it anyway. The urge from deep within I no longer can deny. For that I'm wiser than I know!
photo images: view out childhood bedroom windows, home abandoned now; a moment a ray of light breaks through dark gray coastal day
CHANGE ~ EMPOWERMENT ~ SUCCESS ~there come those moments in human time CHANGE is THE wisest, most absolute choice, if it is your personal EMPOWERMENT you wish to expand... for Divine SUCCESS of one's soulful redemption, or vibrational integrity, depends upon such~
in service to the All I AM
photo image: just enough dark cloud to let the 'bow' show
PERSPECTIVE ~ SURRENDER ~ WHOLLYNESS ~human PERSPECTIVE is oft' distorted, out-of-focus, a realm where souls easily get lost, this calls for a SURRENDER of one's will to heart's higher choices... and pursuit of harmonizing one's mind-body-soul for a true and rightful WHOLLYNESS~
in service to the All I AM
image: beach view perspective through construction site's pipe
DESIRE ~ HEART ~ PURPOSE ~it is not enough to need something, one is wise to wholeheartedly DESIRE something, for where HEART is fully engaged in one's life... a realized outcome shall be of deeper PURPOSE for that human being and life around them~
in service to the All I AM
photo image: sun rises only to be lost behind cloud bank
As we allow uncondtional love for our Selves and all others, that power takes righted action...
smiles for all the miles ......accepts differences ...revels in higher choices reconciles missing pieces ......discovers the greatness ...laughs contagiously dances with enthusiasm ......lets go consistently ...whispers re-membrances releases creative expression ......embeds evolving ecstasy ...rejoices in the new relaxes one's whollyness ......expresses kindness ...manages a myriad of tasks recovers quite quickly ......folds over its Self again, again ...deletes lower choices winks enticingly ......opens mental framework ...giggles for no reason believes anything is possible ......decorates by whim ...allows for the changes celebrates smallest things ......forgives relentlessly ...dedicates brave outcomes jumps with ups and downs ......gets silly and sillier ...surrenders negativity captures rainbow's pot o' gold ......yearns to learn forevermore ...wins when all was lost laughs alive an aha moment ......wishes for what's simple ...hums the happiest of tunes gets the wisest wrinkles ......turns frown from down to up ...finds the bestest treasures inspires by example ......allows childlike playfulness ...creates esteem steam debunks illusioned reality ......approves of contentment ...frames family integrity gathers gladness gladly ......incites memory making ...derails bad habits claims badgeless victories ......joins shared duties ...takes nothin' for granted mixes work with pleasure ......fights worthy battles ...maintains inner cleanliness clears ego's fogged vision ......keeps civility's focus ...defies giving up w/o purpose justifies what is real ......applauds successes ...gestures with compassion builds relationships ......colors outside the lines ...defines giving by example minimizes mishaps ......glorifies self-respect ...enables forgotten abilities assembles quality moments ......zests life's vibrancy ...births ongoing momentum yields to hearted desire ......rules by gentle demeanor ...quickens the real truth defines character by deeds ......shares from caring mode ...delivers by passionate means poses no threat ......unfolds soulful intelligence ...supports equality kicks addicting tendencies ......honors responsibilities ...invites heartfelt beliefs evolves from within ......volunteers human participants ...combines possibilities ignites inner world flames ......manifests deliberately ...jetisons empty ploys discerns truth from half-truths ......trusts what's heartcentered ...qualifies questions via searching levels bumps in the journey ......widen's humility's view ...perpetuates bliss envisions Angels on earth ......pierces misconceptions ...opens closed minds follows Eternity's desires ......happens spontaneously ...keeps fresh humanity's will grants equal opportunity ......negates dysfunction's pain ...embellishes weakness surrenders to the Divine ......strengthens purpose ...x-rays hidden agendas rekindles lost hope ......fuels searching hunger ...yields to truth that is eternal imposes no demands ......offers the abundances ...thrives upon what is Divine
excerpted from: Woman2Woman post from: 2/25/2011 photo: 'lazy heart' from a walk... sometimes love relaxes
Let's explore vibrational reality... the UPward endeavors and opposing DOWNwards. An endeavor is a choice ~ leading to action ~ leading to involvement. We can pursue an upward spiral, a downward spiral or sometimes lives involve both spirals of energetic vibration. These are those out of control moments.
Consider this... Days have a BEGINNING - an END - a NEW BEGINNING Lives have a BEGINNING - an END - a NEW BEGINNIING ~~~HEARTS have a SOUL - SOULS have a HEART~~~
Thus... the importance of living each day by hearted choice the importance of enjoying life within hearted rejoice the importance of integrating heart with soul's voice
Let's explore... new beginnings ~ old patterns what works in our lives ~ what doesn't
Let us make rightful use of our greatest tools: ~ CHOICE ~~ THOUGHT ~~~ OPEN MIND ~~~~ HAPPY HEART ~~~~~ POSITIVE ATTITUDE
NEW BEGINNINGS = Opportunities ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ OLD PATTERNS = Dysfunctions
With each new day comes choices, opportunities, blessings, new beginnings... positivity's open hearts and minds feel it so and make it real
Where vision is fogged, perceptions twisted and choices misused... negativity's closed minds and hard hearts create what is unreal
How happy did the day have you feeling? How might the day have had you feeling happier? How might you have felt the happiest you could have felt?
~ Choice is your ally, make good use of each one! ~ ~ Thoughts are blueprints that build your moments! ~ ~ ~ An open mind is your path to discovery & recovery! ~ ~ ~ ~ A happy heart is your reward for freely exploring life! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Positive attitude is your bridge into right-n-true reality!
What doubts crept into your day? Where did fear override your inner trust in the day? Why did hate overwhelm love you might have felt and shared in the day?
Here are 3 ways to begin a new day... when it's a good day you wish to have:
1- Give thanks for the new day you've just been granted as you're getting out of bed. Do this daily until it's a habit and part of each morning. 2- Promise your Self to find at least 1 good thing about the day! After doing this for a time, you'll easily find countless good things every day. 3- Open your heart and put a smile inside before going to work or tackling that first task. In time you'll find tasks get easier, the days pass quicker.
Here are 3 ways to end the day... regardless of the day you have had:
1- Learn from the day's events, make certain heart is still smiling prior to going to bed at end of this day. (look at this as your day school) 2- Thank your Self for kindness's good deeds you shared or allowed your Self to receive this day. (look at this as a rightful action) 3- Invite wisdom's revelations to find you during sleep, set your soul free by releasing the events of this day. (look at this as night school for you and your soul)
Wisely choose the direction you wish your vibrational integrity or heartsoul to travel...
WOMAN2WOMAN: Just fillin' in the blanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #4 in W2W series
Stand tall and true to your hearted convictions. Take the stance of couraged desire and righted truths... your Light will shine, you will be found, reborn. Destined to begin the real journey your heart and soul have long been guiding you toward...
WITHOUT LIGHT ~ INNER WEALTH IS LOST WITHOUT TRUST & TRUTH - PURPOSE IS LOST WITHOUT HEART ~ LOVE & INNER PEACE IS LOST Seekers willing to do the real work... uncover ALL treasures, that filling life's blanks may require...
As we fill-in our life BLANKS... wondrous self-discoveries, deepest feelings, inner pieces, wildest dreams and soulful redemptions are gratefully real-ized! A life blank is like listening to a music CD that skips, or watching an old VHS movie that's been wrinkled or creased. You miss out on some good parts and you loose sight of the 'whole' feeling of a song, movie's message or a life's purpose.
A WHOLESOME life is not just about eating healthy foods, living cleanly, developing good habits for one's body, mind and soul... it's also about exploring for, feeling for and filling in the BLANKS every human life inevitably has. All human experience has voids or blanks, those missing pieces, as not one earth life is perfect or ever will be.
Each of us is most unique ~ a 1-of-a-kind Creation ~ let's celebrate that everyday
The trick is allowing one's Self to be OK when we find a blank~a void~a missing piece. It may hurt, it may surprise, it may weaken us momentarily. But wisely we choose to begin exploring the inner(especially this one) and outer realities, for what best belongs in our 'empty spaces' or personal puzzles. Life is the BIG puzzle that our smaller human puzzles belong in. Each small puzzle will eventually fit DIVINELY into place in the bigger puzzle that is eternal life. But not without some aligned, heart-involved soul searching and dedicated effort. No one said life was going to be easy, but taking the easy ways out, does one's soul not an ounce of good!
Life is a play, we as players in that production, each has a role to perform. It's on earth the real reality, the real truth and the real work become the stage scenery or props. As we come more and more into our role, it begins to fit us like it was tailored just for us. We begin to see how work well done is rewarded. On earth true reward has to do with the soul's redemption or evolution up the ladder of eternity. To earn vibrational points, the steps of the ladder, souls agreed to garner certain life lessons, prior to entering human form and lifetime cyles.
Life is imperfect here on earth however and smiling in the face of denial only creates life to frown upon us. We then become participants in the circus of 'what if's' ~ 'should have's' ~ could haves' ~ 'would have's'. It's a frenzied, chaotic, confusing, often heartless happening. The likes of which can only be overcome as we choose to regain and reclaim our right and true alignment. That of our vibrational integrity that manifests as heart and soul integrate.
Frankly, the I AMs are more worthy of our time, choices, focus and energetics than is the three-ringed event mentioned above. Think of thy Self as a puzzle piece belonging to the eternal WHOLE...
I AM... love is action I AM... piece singing I AM... joy expressing I AM... trust expanding I AM... truth envisioning I AM... soul earthly living
FOR ALL HUMANS... LIFE IS OF PURPOSE FOR ALL HEARTS... LOVE IS OF PURPOSE FOR ALL SOULS... TRUTH IS OF PURPOSE
Wisdom is garnered 1 choice at-a-time where humans delve into life's rhythm and rhyme
As we OPEN to truth... ...we shall indeed discover! As we DISCOVER truth... ...we shall indeed expand! As we EXPAND as truth... ...we shall indeed ascend!
HUMAN LIFE is this SIMPLE~HUMAN LIFE is this SIMPLE~HUMAN LIFE is this SIMPLE
~ LOVE 'tis CAUSE ~ SOUL 'tis SOURCE ~ SOURCE 'tis SOUL ~ CAUSE 'tis LOVE ~
LIFE CORRELATIONS...why not get some 'blank filling' practice with these 101 life BLANKS! (hint: there are NO wrong answers)
CHILDREN are to life on earth... ........what leaves are to ___________________ BREAD is to cheese... ........what jockeys are to __________________ FREEDOM is to justice... ........what commonality is to __________________ SOUP is to a hungry person... ........what feathers are to __________________ BALANCE is to gymnists ........what harmony is to __________________ TRUTH is to world peace... ........what busyness is to __________________ TOMATOES are to spaghetti... ......what a ferrish wheel is to __________________ VIM & VIGOR are to senior adults... ........what vinegar is to __________________ INTEGRATION is to heart and soul... ......what humility is to __________________ YELLOW is to daffodils... ......what cream is to __________________ VIBRATION is to love, life & truth... ........what light is to ___________________ THOUGHTS are to the mind... ......what ice cubes are to __________________ DAMNATION is to dogma... ......what independence is to __________________ SUNRISE is to a new day... ......what whipped cream is to __________________ CELEBRATION is to rejoice... ......what a massage is to __________________ LIBERTY is to Americans... ......what words are to __________________ VISION is to driving... ......what wings are to __________________ INNER PEACE is to meditation... ........what frosting is to __________________ HIGH HOPES are to basketballs... ........what green beans are to __________________ SPICES are to home cooking... ........what formulas are to __________________ BLISS is to a kiss... ........what flip-flops are to __________________ PODS are to peas... ......what oars are to __________________ FAMILY PICNICS are to grandma... ........what recycling is to __________________ FUZZ is to a peach... ........what deep desire is to __________________ MUSIC is to the ear... ......what rocks are to __________________ BEAUTY is to vanity... ........what truth is to __________________ TOOTHPICKS are to teeth... ........what streams are to __________________ DREAMS COME TRUE are to a believer... ........what cameras are to __________________ FLUFFY CLOUDS are to a skyscape... ........what sprinkles are to __________________ FISHING POLES are to grandpa... ........what mice are to __________________ GARDEN HOSES are to lawn mowers... ......what a ferrish wheel is to __________________ RECIPES are to baking contests... ........what clown costumes are to __________________ CATS are to dogs... ......what oil is to __________________ MONEY is to banks... ......what kool-aid is to __________________ STARS are to the heavens... ......what tooth fairies are to __________________ AUNTS & UNCLES are to family trees... ........what grease is to __________________ HEARTS are to souls... ......what halos are to __________________ KEYBOARDS are to computers... ......what steering wheels are to __________________ DARK CHOCOLATE is to temptation... ......what band aids are to __________________ SMELL is to aromatherapy... ......what toes are to __________________ WISDOM is to a prophet... ........what green is to __________________ CHALLENGES are to athletes... ........what bridges are to __________________ WORMS are to earth... ........what eternity is to __________________ THE LITTLE VOICE is to curiosity... ......what carrots are to __________________ RAIN CLOUDS are to rainbows... ......what rice is to __________________ FANTASIES are to childhoods... ........what candles are to_________________ CARTOONS are to saturday mornings... ......what newspapers are to __________________ DIRT is to the farmer... ........what frames are to ___________________ BABIES are to parents... ........what electricity is to __________________ HEAVY RAINFALL is to home gutters... ........what fresh berries are to __________________ WHISPERS are to secrets... ......what spots are to __________________ BIRD CHIRPS are to spring... ........what falling leaves are to __________________ ANSWERS are to spiritual seekers... ........what thorns are to __________________ FRECKLES are to faces... ......what fur coats are to __________________ FORESTS are to diva kingdoms ... ........what brilliance is to_________________ MIRACLES are to humanity... ......what birth is to __________________ HAPPY FEET are to dancing... ........what dimples are to __________________ ROMANCE is to couples in love... ........what grapes are to __________________ GUESSES are to test scores... ........what apples are to __________________ JOY is to the moment... ........what fuel is to __________________ GOSPEL SONGS are to the South... ........what sunsets are to __________________ POPCORN is to movies... ........what black is to __________________ SILLINESS is to playgrounds... ........what schemes are to __________________ SMILES are to parties... ........what a prayer is to __________________ FRIENDLY WEEDS are to gardening... ........what sprained ankles are to __________________ HEAVEN is to angels... ......what walnuts are to __________________ HOMEMADE COOKIES are to taste buds... ........what gentle breezes are to __________________ LOVE is to the family... ........what water is to __________________ DIRTY CLOTHES are to closets... ........what a frozen lake is to __________________ CRAZED LAUGHTER is to a comedian... ........what scientific breakthroughs are to __________________ IMAGINATION is to lofty ambitions... ........what the inner child is to __________________ REDEMPTION is to the soul... ........what honorable discharges are to __________________ ROUTINES are to months... ......what tuna fish is to __________________ ROOFS are to buildings... ......what hair is to __________________ WEATHER is to paperboys... ......what ocean waves are to __________________ RITUALS are to native tribes... ......what rhythm is to __________________ GUNS are to angered folks... ......what regulations are to __________________ ROOTS are to the soil... ......what generations are to __________________ STRING is to kites... ......what mother's love is to __________________ HOUSE PLANTS are to a home... ......what air flow is to __________________ LIGHTNING is to darkness... ......what batteries are to __________________ JUDGMENTS are to the innocent... ......what limitations are to __________________ TROUBLES are to headaches... ......what abuse is to __________________ HOBBIES are to spare time... ......what stop watches are to __________________ GRATITUDE is to a survivor... ......what purple is to __________________ HUMILITY is to personal growth... ......what oars are to __________________ SIMPLICITY is to leisure time... ......what a loose screw is to __________________ STAINS are to carpets... ......what puddles are to __________________ ADDICTIONS are to well-beingness... ......what wildfires are to __________________ VIDEO GAMES are to family rooms... ......what traffic is to __________________ COMMONALITY is to camaraderie... ......what happiness is to __________________ ETERNAL LIFE is to a heartsoul... ......what blood is to __________________ THE INTERNET is to unification... ......what glue is to __________________ REFLEXOLOGY is to purification... ......what ocean sand is to __________________ ORGANIC is to foodstuffs... ......what pure intention is to __________________ FULL TRUST is to destiny... ......what liberation is to __________________ SURRENDER is to true victory... ......what cleansing is to __________________ NUTRITION is to wholly balance... ......what vocal harmony is to __________________ COLOR is to nature... ......what sound is to __________________ PROSPERITY is to kind hearts... ......what abundance is to __________________ SHARING is to caring... ......what grandkids are to __________________
Now that you're an expert at 'fillin' the blanks', you're readied and enabled to explore where ever and whatever feels right deep down inside. Find some quiet time, get into your feeling nature and really dig for what feels like it could use some exploration and change. No wrong way to do this... except it does require stilling one's life, aiming one's will power at the appropriate target and trusting your heart to guide your exploration. Of course, desiring change is also helpful, as change in some form remains a constant in all lives.
However, remember to hoist anchor prior to the 'expedition' for 'life blank fillers', by finding some trust and belief in your Self. And KNOW you deserve the goodness that is destined to follow any real exploration.
photo images: stand tall and true amidst unpredictability; within silence-n-stillness the Light of truth shines
ANSWERS ~ OPPORTUNITIES ~ FOCUS ~whilst one searches in the outer world's confusion, conflict and delusion for ANSWERS, lost are countless OPPORTUNITIES one's hearted desires may have been felt... wisely attune your full FOCUS to the inner world where whispers echo from your heart~
in service to the All I AM
photo image: heart's wisdom is our constant companion
Welcome to some insights by astrological sign, shared here with the intent to entertain, not guide your life or your choices. Feel yours, release all that does not feel deeply right to you. 'In'joy!
CAPRICORN This month may be a very real challenge for you my horned one. You may find forward movement challenging, so best just be patient a bit longer. Your will to succeed is strong however the path ahead is bumpy at best. Wisely save your energy for the moments ahead by learning to relax and play more. Let the inner child out to celebrate, it may surprise you how good it will feel. Really!
AQUARIUS You haven’t wasted your moments in a new year. Healing is taking place quickly. However no need to worry about outcomes, but wisely be fully in each new moment. No worries are called for as you are in good hands. Trust is the key word for you this month. Allowing deeper probes into your hidden world may birth rewards that surprise, excite and expand your divine Self! U R worth it.
PISCES You are swimming free now as you release the old for the much desired new. Your bravery, stamina and dedication shall pay countless dividends. You will encounter challenges you can easily overcome so ‘go for it’. Swim free remembering to be of that grateful nature. Where possible give of time and heart to those in need and your heart will sing a happier tune indeed. Wisely make no assumption.
ARIES Well now, don’t you feel a bit silly? Some of your recent choices may not have come from thy heart. Thus you need not question outcomes. Now let’s start over, new beginnings await you. Remember the human condition is about intent and the level of purity each choice possesses. It’s OK to error but wisely learning from such brings about your own soulful evolution. Thus is earth’s duality.
TAURUS Greetings wild one. Seems you’ve been nipping the flowers in the field and lost thy Self to trifle details. Perhaps a pinch of simplicity would add to your reality at this time. Lighten the load to feel the path before you. Tripping over old stuff means you are negating new opportunity. Best to align with higher choices, set sail for new horizons. Feeling secure is the safe way or is it? Ask heart.
GEMINI Seems just when you think you’re there you find a huge obstacle. Being in one’s left brain brings into play certainties and denies other possibilities. If it is positive outcomes you seek, engage the choices of thy heart more. Perhaps allowing the heart to sing may uncover hidden agendas by which one is wise not to follow often. Your deepest desires are best when manifest, not hidden away safely.
CANCER You’ve grabbed more than you feel at ease with. Perhaps involving the heart in decisions will serve to lighten the load and enlighten you even more. If it is toward the light of thy own truth you wish to be, it is your heart that can guide you. It is more about trust and loyalty to thy own Self than it is about trappings of impressing others or materialistic possessions. Allow your feelings to fully surface.
LEO You’ve done well, worked hard but life is quickly passing you by. Are the rewards fulfilling your heart’s deepest desires? Oft’ busyness out plays the strategy of heart. If a deeper joy would move you to a special place where you truly wish to be, no better time to set such in motion. Where hearts don’t sing of ecstasy choices of a lesser vibration are made. Lift thy Self up by your every choice!
VIRGO Dear Virgo, you are so steady and reliable, yet it seems within you lies a restlessness. Take time to find stillness and go within for guidance. Wisely believe where there is a desire unrealized, there is a human not fulfilling their potential. There is no other enabled to do this for you, no book, no guru, with your full set of answers. Take responsibility for your own destiny to manifest your greatness.
LIBRA Balancing seems to have gotten you off track. It is vital to come from a heart centered perspective or one’s life will teeter out of control momentarily. A wise seeker takes time to feel, then makes choices. Seekers who hurry about anything are seeking from a lesser source than heart. Be brave in your stance when it comes to your dreams and desires and balance and harmony will be yours quickly.
SCORPRIO You certainly have a challenging year ahead but should you choose by heart each choice, you can lessen the difficulty. It is easier sometimes than the left brain will allow you to believe. Take the easy path by trusting inner guidance and listen often for ongoing input. Human beings are very connected even those who doubt most all things. Wisely then listen while you remember to play.
SAGITTARIUS All you have left are broken arrows or so it will probably seem to you. However truth lies within not without and seeking truth within is best. It will take courage, oftentimes some steadfastness as well, but the rewards will prove themselves. When you are quiet, wisdom comes. When you honor it life changes colors and the fragrance of love and joy and peace shall be the scent of the moment!
(1st in series)
New HEARTSCOPES will be shared each month
Originally HEARTSCOPES appeared monthly in a 20 pg inspirational newsletter I self-published. It was out of Oregon 9/02 through 10/06 and was called THE HIGHER CHOICE. I felt it deeply appropriate to resurrect the column, sharing it monthly with BHW's members.
NOTE: The Heartscopes shared in my blog are all new, not replications of the previously published ones.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to share them because it's so much fun doing them, and so much easier on a blog! Most of the production of the old newsletters and books, happened manually. I used my lap, a breadboard, an exacto knife and a handheld waxer. How times have changed and thank goodness for the internet and how it links hearts and minds from all over the globe! And saves much time and energy also.
It must be told that a male friend, indirectly, assisted in my discovery of BHW. Bless his heart!
photo image: a remnant from the past serving the Now
OOOPS, blogger's error.... while I am correcting the error of having deleted vital content, I will see that as 'no accident' and explore them for possible rewrite or even expanding upon them, content wise.
This post which was the booklet entitled STARFIRE, Igniting the Heart's Flame by Choice, and is now found in 2 separate blog segments.
*A STARFIRE'S Glossary(still in tact and expanded from its original form, look for the link in the Category List on blog main page). and the 33 DIVINE RIGHTS by Choice(full content is missing, bits and pieces remain here and there right now, and I will restore content(probably will be expanded also) as soon as I am able.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I apologize wholeheartedly for the 'missing' content!
WOMAN2WOMAN: To thy Self be truest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #1 in W2W series
When You're Feelin' Down Rediscover thy Self Just Becuz...
'IN'JOY... a long hot soak in the tub with candles, your favorite essential oils, perhaps some soft music in the background. This is not about getting your body clean, but getting so quiet and still your mind, body and spirit become One. Remember to lock the door behind you and stay as long as it takes to reassemble and re-member thy Self.
This investment may unfold deeper respect and celebration for life. Over time it may reveal life beyond being human, so it's a wise choice to 'turn off the noice' and escape and 'tune in'.
Do it Becuz.... when exploring discoveries happen!
PARTAKE... of some berries and chocolate, dark is best for you. Just for this moment, let go the need to know how much sugar(if diabetic checkout Lindt's 85% cocoa bar), how many calories and be sure you take your time and let every chocolate morsel melt slowly on your tongue. Alternate chocolate intake with your favorite berries, can be frozen but fresh deeply excites the senses.
You'll like the contrast of sweet n tart or is it tart n sweet? Think of this as life's contrasts of ups, downs and all 'rounds. Before beginning the fall into decadence, turn off all thought processes and allow your inner child to escape and get playful. There is no better path to thy Self.
Do it Becuz... life isn't always about predictability!
CELEBRATE... grab pencil and paper and jot down all the descriptive words you feel describe you in the NOW moment. Get into your heart, feel for all your inner beauty. Take measure of all that inner wealth you possess, and do not stop until you've captured every word and the true essence of thy Self.
If you believe you haven't the time or that it's not the best use of your energy to do this... then you're telling your Self, life, your guardian Angels, guides and teachers, those countless unseen friends we all have... that you aren't worth the effort.
Do it Becuz... down deep you love surprises!
photo image: common meets unique, one seen as pesty ~ other as berry delight known by few
Since I made up the term PPT, I should explain it here in the first post that shares PPTs. PPT is a Personal Power Thrust, and in my reality it is just one way I receive insightful input.
I am certain anyone could create many more PPTs from LOVE and LIFE, but you get the idea.
More importantly, a PPT is a Personal Power Thrust. For me this is any moment that takes my breath away, because it seems so unreal, so awesome, even magical or miraculous, that I am absolutely unable to explain it away.
One of mine that always comes to mind, has to do with the summer afternoon in the late 80s when I was driving home from Eugene Oregon(home of the Oregon Ducks), I was driving back to Lebanon where I was born and lived many years. In driving north along our interstate 5 freeway, I happend to look up to the sky toward the northwest. Lo and behold, there IT was! A huge, huge cloud(nothing unusual about that right?), but this one was in the shape of an old fashioned Christmas tree top angel, with a flowing gown and large draped sleeves covering the arms. But this angel had no normal head, instead there was a huge ring, like a capital letter O and inside was a large capital letter R.
I was so taken by this, I literally had to pull off the freeway, park my car and just sit and watch it. Now why I didn't take a photo of it I will not ever understand, except I was just so blown away, I didn't have my wits about me.
This was a PPT moment and later I came to understand the symbology behind it, but it is a long story meant perhaps for another blog entery as time passes.
photo image: light passing through an object created this 'bow', hmmmmmmmmmmmm
And just when you thought YOU were that 'loose screw,' along comes an even looser one...
Within human turmoil and denial ~ life may choose to put some of us on trial unsung hearts are the true crime ~ counterpart souls denied upward climb where wisdom's denied it's place ~ a lost soul must hover in a lower place
To preface this sharing, I have one sibling, a brother, 4 years younger than am I
As women gather here and share their lives with the rest of us, however each one may deem it appropriate to do so...
you have to know that my blog, SOULFUL WISDOM, will reflect me in the moment, and what I share in my blog comes from a need to express my feelings, my truth as it is for me, and in NO way is intended to be taken as criticism of anyone here, or as a judgment of any other's way of living life. Since my spiritual reawakening in '87, and following a subsequent event that allowed me to know that I am destined to 'stand up', 'step forward' and 'speak out', I therefore humbly attempt, however it unfolds, to follow through and deliver from my human heart and eternal soul.
I am grateful for the opportunity that allows me to be a small piece of this magnificent whole. If ever I inadvertently offend someone, I would hope they would allow me to know this by emailing me and we can work through it together. Or if anyone might have a question for me or wish to comment, I would further hope you would follow through and do so. I am open to helpful input always and hope to visit many blogs to learn, grow and expand that which I am.
Please excuse my simplistic vocabulary, inept grammar and weak spelling ability. I do my best in any given moment with what I have available to me to work with. Since being human isn't about perfection, I shall relax in the moment at hand and each time I come to blog simply be who and how I am. Because when the truth is known, I rather like my Self this way.
Getting on with this blog entry... Golly how I miss the sock hops of my teen years, those after game dances where happy sweat, ponytails and duck butts seemed to dominate the scene. All those raging hormones and drive-in movies! They recently tore down that monumental drive-in theater to make room for a 'super' Walmart in my hometown. And I'm considered silly by some folks.... hmmmm!
How I managed to get to this point and still have yet to experience being drunk, is anyone's guess. And while in high school my days were not marred by 'pot' or illegal drugs, don't remember even anyone talking about them. My brother who was four years behind me in school does have such memories however. I got lucky there I guess. I saved some lives though along the way as I was, on several occasions, the designated driver. Happy to be of such service in those days and today it's about sharing my truth, such as it is. Perhaps as I do, I might gently help another human being re-member who they really really are. The thought of folks re-membering who they are, by gathering those lost bits and pieces, or 'soul retreival', excites me to my core.
I can recall during past spiritual quests, healings and revelational moments, how I would sense that one of my pieces would 'click' back into place. And how sometimes I would literally feel the piece click back into place, truly truly amazing indeed. Slowly and humbly I am reclaiming my Divine Self. I have absolutely no idea how long the process will take, or if it will be fully completed in this lifetime cycle. My honest guess is that it will happen that all my pieces are reclaimed this time 'round.
You see, when my soul choose to descend into this dense reality that is earthlife, my soul memory was shattered that I might live within this classroom of earthlife as a being of innocence. The challenge is then, while living upon a world where free will and choice reign, is to remember who/what I really am. From the many 'ahaa' moments I have been blessed to be witness to, I know that my heart and soul are one in the same, afterall the soul has to take form as it chooses to change locales. This is a long story, not to be shared further within this blog entry.
Let's take you back to the time I was forced to live with my parents again, at the age of 45, following a mysterious physical body attack. As horrific as the experience was for me, it was truly a huge huge blessing that forever changed my life and evolved my humanity and perspective on life and living. During that year and a half recuperation and healing time, I got to witness the environment from which I was sprung free from. You know in that whole time back home with Mom and Dad, I didn't see them touch each other once, not once. No hugs, no smiling glances or hinting glimpses eye-to-eye, let alone any hearted connections, were shared between those two people in all that time.
You see my parents came from that generation where 'that little white piece of paper' dictated how they were to live their lives. I have come to understand that any marriage or partnership or even any relationship, is cyclical and some are meant to be long lasting and love filled and some of a shorter duration or a smaller loop. Still others can be abruptly ended by loss or by choice. My parents had been unhappy together for many years. Life literally ate my mother up. She weighed 47 pounds when she died, having lost her stomach eighteen years prior. It was indeed sad to witness, understanding how it probably all came about.
My father remarried just a couple months following her passing. As it turns out, my stepmom was one very beautiful human being and an old soul. And as it further turned out, my brother had earlier married one of her daughters. My father was very blessed to have found this woman. I have often wondered how my mom's life might have been different had she found a love like that. Of course there is no going back and since all things happen for a higher reason, I found my peace with all this. And Mom I know you've been there for your family still here on earth, as certain events in some of our lives magically unfolded.
Thank you Mom and what I do with my life now I do because of you. You were that saving grace in my life. Thanks to you I am standing within and owning my power as I was created to do. You taught me this lesson very well. I love you more now than I ever was enabled to while you where on earth. Thank you with all my heart Mom. I also absolutely know you'll be there to greet me when my soul comes Home! I look forward to that moment with an integrated heart and soul.
See how much you allowed me to be, by loving me unconditionally and accepting me even when I went out there on that 'spiritual limb'. But as you know now, I have looped back and as my human self have re-membered that Divine Self, just as you are now. I am certain you have soufully moved on, as it should be. I welcome your soulful visits or input anytime Mom.
I have realized and have been utilizing the two major life lessons my earthly Mom and my earthly Dad were destined to share with me, just by being who and how they had chosen to be. Further, I now understand that on a soul level, I chose my parents for those two major life lessons they offered me and my soul's vibrational reality. Humbly my soul gained vibrational points for that climb up the eternal stairway. The journey to this realization was not easy, fun or always painless, but I absolutely know it was worth it all.
From Dad I learned one has to have aspirations, belief in Self, and a willingness to follow Divine Inspiration as it moves through you, and not ignore it. That by following one's deepest desires and honoring them or actualizing them, dreams have a much better chance of coming true.
From Mom I learned to stand in my power, be true to my Self, to care about myself enough to do the best and right thing for that Self in any given moment. No one else is going to do that for me. No other person will bring me to be happy if I do not allow happiness to dwell within me through each and every choice I make.
Dear Mom once told me she wanted to leave Dad when my younger brother was just a baby. However, her only sibling, an older sister was then back home with their parents and her three kids, no room for Mom and her two. So she stayed on with Dad, believing she wouldn't make it with the skills she had available to her.
Instead her choice to stay brought about a little girl's sweet childhood romp to be a detoured slide down into shattered joy, the lack lustre of a lost imagination's turmoil and the dysfunctional adult female reality. Funny isn't it how the choices of another affect us, thus the import of making hearted choices that benefit the All.
Mom once also shared how her mother-in-law, grandma, had once told her that grandpa was the meanest man she'd ever known. I remember seeing that woman on her hands and knees while grandpa sat in his elevated chair(following a stroke he had recovered from), while she trimmed his toenails. All the while she was ebbing slowly away from colon cancer. She would also still iron the sheets and pillow cases until she was gone. She didn't wish to spend money in attempts to get well, thinking it foolish. Perhaps it was simply her 'way out' of a painful life.
Grandma taught me how to play 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart' on the piano... which I can still play with the one finger I learned with. She also made the BEST cookies, pies and had the BEST smelling flowers and grew an outlandishly awesome garden. Their garden was always a big one, so Grandpa helped with that chore of course. Being a farmer, you grow things, you eat the things you grow and yet their two hearts shrivelled slowly over time and lost were their dreams. I don't know what they were, but they were assuredly lost along the years.
So this is the environment an innocent child choose to come into. I know my soul choose these parents, and I was destined to learn, if and when I might re-member those pieces of my soul's memory. I also believe that a 'crib death' happens when a soul chooses not to go through with their choice of parents or a particular life cycle.
I do not mean any offense to anyone in sharing this. It is however how I feel life is and how souls come to classroom earth to garner vibrational points quicker, if you will, than is available in other ways. Life here is more challenging thus the reward is vibrationally greater.
Being on earth is challenging at best, as this world was designed as a place to assist in soulful ascent up a vibrational ladder Home. What complicates this scenerio is the duality upon earth... where choice is ultimately the key to soulful redemption.
I will surely share more of my felt beliefs in my blog in the days and nights to come. And in all ways with the intent to lovingly share my truth, such as it is. In sharing we all grow and expand our frameworks of understanding life on earth and beyond.
Thus I've shared some of the family dynamics from which I sprang my Self free. I owed my Self nothing less than the freedom from which my heart could sing, allowing my soul to vibrationally soar to higher realms of knowingness and beingness. Since my heart and soul are one, if heart sings, soul wisdom is available for exploration. Life is that simple, that basic, but look how far humanity has gotten off track and into the petty details, where ego attempts to be dominant.
It's really about simply living fully by listening to the voice of one's heart... while endeavoring to integrate one's physicality with one's spirituality... which inevitably leads to a heartsoul integration... which inevitably leads to the vibrational... Way Home!
photo image: an innocent's handprint in life vibrationally supported by friends