Sometimes it’s a little voice in our head telling us we can’t do it, a person in our life shaking their head or smirking, or simply daunting circumstances. But don’t give up. Instead simply reach for an archetype.
After a few weeks of practicing this teaching, the metta meditation will become the gentle way you start your day. You’ll quickly notice that your heart is more open, you are more tolerant of irritations around you, and you have a ripple of a smile flowing through every word, thought, and action. You’ll also realize that it is a pure present-moment experience to help you connect to your essence.
As the swirl of life sweeps through you each day, allow these three powerful stanzas to become an ongoing contemplation. Gently rippling them through your thoughts will help you gain clarity, cultivate patience, and trust in the moment.
It’s important to have goals, targets, and ambitions. If we don’t, how can we truly achieve or fulfill our dreams? But, if we spend those precious moments living in the future, we are not seizing this sacred, precious present moment. We are not brilliantly executing in the now.
But there is another side to the story… integrating the magnificent gifts you’ve received from what you’ve lost – the sweet memories, the joys of your past, the special moments – and that magnificence is something to celebrate.
Extraordinary people use failure as a catalyst to grow, and if you’re not failing sometimes, you might not be pushing yourself to become your best version. So this week, reflect on a recent failure… it can be giant or small… but none is insignificant!!!
When we introduce a pattern interrupt into our flow of thoughts, we can gently step aside from the uneasy memories of the past or the anxious thoughts of the future – and truly ground ourselves back into the present moment – our bodymind moves beyond all that irritation, anger, discomfort, anxiety, less-than, or “it’s not fair” thinking.
When you awaken the Sacred Power of Acceptance, you finally recognize that wherever you are, every moment of the past is carved in stone and for you to evolve your life, improve your situation, or find deeper fulfillment you must own the present moment.
With so many people on the planet, it’s often impossible to comprehend that you share the essence of a tribal warrior 10,000 miles away. Or that your soul and the soul of some violent dictator in another country are one. But at your core, you are whole and one with everything in existence and everything that has ever existed.
The Divine Principle of Awareness is the evolutionary starting point for transforming the world around you as you transform yourself! It’s the cornerstone for every step you take to move your life from where it is to where you’d like to be.
If our fire is burning brightly, we trust, we listen, we stay fully present, and we risk being vulnerable. And, ideally, once we have absorbed all that we believe will nourish us, we release, sidestep, or let go of anything that will not serve us.
Practicing meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of greater compassion and fulfillment – not only for others, but for YOURSELF, as well.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! We live each moment of our life through the ebb and flow of emotions. It’s almost as if each beat of our heart, and every breath we take, move us in one direction or another. The phone rings – a feeling sparks, and a thought pours in; … Continue reading How Do We Learn to Understand Our Emotions?→
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Happy new year, spiritual warriors!!! And, welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore how the divine principle of REbirth applies to our every day life. Did you know that with every breath we are reborn? We all would like to turn back the clock to a moment in time or … Continue reading How does the principle of REbirth apply to my life?→
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Happy Monday, spiritual warrior! Let’s explore the sacred energetic connections within our body. In the ancient wisdom traditions, the Sacred Powers of Transformation were located in seven distinct energy centers located in the physical body. Ancient India referred to these energy centers as chakras (translated as “turnings” or “wheels”), and it was believed that these seven … Continue reading What are chakras, and what do I do with them?→
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Happy Monday, spiritual warriors! In every moment that you trust, you are inviting the magnificence of the Universe into your life with unwavering confidence. And when you lose faith, it’s not as if you have suddenly found someone else to invite. No. You haven’t rested your trust in some other magnificence or some other divine … Continue reading Learning to Trust the Universe→
Welcome to this week’s Life Tools on The Source! As a child, because I felt I did not have a voice at home or receive the attention I craved, I cultivated a Winning Formula based on being funny. I realized early on that people respond to humor, and that if I injected comedy into a … Continue reading How do I stay true to myself?→
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