11 November 2007

11:11 . . .

yes, another 11.11 . . . what did you pay attention to today?

connecting us with our higher self, 1 = I am ... the repetition of 1, I am, I am, I am, I am ... on 4 concentric, evolutionary levels. reminding us who we are, why we are here. in a 2007:9 year ... what are you letting go of today that inhibits your 'I am" from being free to be?

"Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten"

- from the song "Unwritten"

because, if you don't feel it, you can't know it.

you are the keeper of your own happiness, enlightenment, present moment, joy, and reality. that is, if you choose to assume the responsibility of it. because, either you make your choices or others will make them for you ... usually based on the (un)consciousness of the collective. and, with so few people actually making conscious choices in their lives, those that make conscious choices, have and use much of the available power.

rest in peace dorothy. my eldest sister chose to die this week or else someone made the choice for her. i don't know which it is, but it is what it is. and it is all good. her life on earth was as tragic as it was beautiful ... as all good dramas in life usually are. she always wanted a "general hospital" life, and she lived it.

i am thankful for my family and friends.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

from my friend JKL ... he sent me this reminder of ...
Unlimited Vision
Everything Is In Divine Order

We can only see so much from where we sit in our particular bodies, in the midst of our particular lives, rooted as we are in the continuum of space and time. The divine, on the other hand, is not limited to the constructs of either space or time, and its wisdom and workings often elude us as we try to make sense of what is happening in our lives. This is why things are not always what they seem to be and even the best-laid plans are sometimes overturned. Even when we feel we have been guided by our intuition every step of the way, we may find ourselves facing unexpected loss and disappointment. At times like these, we can find some solace in trusting that no matter how bad or just plain inexplicable things look from our perspective, they are, in fact, in divine order.

Even as we take our places in this earthly realm, a part of us remains completely free of the confines we face here. Regardless of what is happening in our lives, this part of us remains infused with joy and gratitude, connected to the unbroken source from which we come. Our small self, on the other hand, who is caught up in our false identity as a being limited in space and time, regards happiness as the result of things going the way it wants them to go. It is this part of us that suffers the greatest confusion and upset when the logic of events does not compute. And it is to this self that we must extend unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion. In order to do this, we tap into our inner divinity, holding the space of a tender authority, extending love and light to our ego as a mother extends her love to a troubled child.

There are many ways to access our inner divinity—meditation, prayer, chanting, channeling, and conscious breathing, to name a few. It is helpful to develop a regular practice that provides us access to this all-powerful, healing presence, as it can be difficult to reach once we are in a stressful position, if we have not already established a connection. The more connected we are with this part of ourselves, the more we share its unlimited vision and the secure, knowing that all the things of our life, no matter how they appear, are in a state of divine and perfect order.