Dear ones, we are all in this together! Like “stone soup” each living being on this earth contributes according to their nature to the energy field in which we exist, the web of creation. We’re “in the soup” together!
Amazing spider web
Like stone soup, we each bring our personal offering to add to the mixture. What ingredients do you bring to the communal table? Do your ingredients, the feelings, emotions, actions, beliefs and ideas nourish you and others, or do they encourage ill health of mind body emotions or spirit?
Like it or not, we all share in the communal energy. Every being on earth is connected to every other being through the web of all things.
We all eat from the same soup and drink from the same water, breathe the same air, stand under the same sun. Make your contribution to our shared soup a blessing to yourself and by extension to all living creatures.
Do you focus on what is wrong, Dear ones?
Do you zero in on problems, attend most urgently to the annoyances and irritations in your life to the exclusion of all else? Is your attention captured by bad news, ugly gossip, stories and images that disturb and dismay you? Do you spend time ruminating on tales of lack, messages of not enough?
Are you happy with the direction your life is taking when you focus in this way?
Change your focus, change your life.
Milkweed pods gone to seed
As the focus can be selected on a camera, you too can choose the main focus of your day, your hour, your present moment. Everything else will remain in the background.
You can focus on one detail of the frame so it is clear and sharp within your attention. Everything else will fade like a blur into the background and become insignificant – a backdrop to what is most important.
Choose and frame your subjects wisely like a good photographer. Choose that which uplifts, delights, inspires and satisfies your soul. Spend time focusing and attending to these qualities and soon you will find your life shifting to a new and improved model!
Have you come to a point where you must choose one way or the other way? Do you have trouble making up your mind and holding firm to your choices? Is your attention is scattered unfocused, spread too thin?
You need the facts, my friend. And the most important fact is what your heart desires; how you feel!
Yes, you can gather and glean the sort of facts and figures that can be found in an encyclopedia, a reference manual, an expert opinion. You can do this til the cows come home and your brain is overstuffed and you can recite the reasons why and why not in your sleep.
Yet if the facts and figures and rational thought of your logical mind tell you one thing, and your heart tells you another, you must pay attention and give equal weight to your heart.
The energy and intuition of your heart is connected to all that is – the wisdom, the knowing, the love. It extends beyond the “logical zone”.
When you tune into your heart with compassion awareness and acceptance, you are no longer in the logical zone. You are in a new dimension entirely. Do not fear, for here you are supported and uplifted by the loving heart of the universe.
If your mind tells you you may not have what your heart desires, ask your higher self – How can I make this work? Please show me and guide me to the solutions my heart desires that also work for me on a practical level. Let go of fear and trust your heart!
Have others defined success for you? Do you subscribe to the popular view that bigger and more is better?
How do you define success? Is it a big house and three car garage in the fashionable part of town? Is it a stressful high powered career in which you get to boss others? Is it lots of money in the bank?
Is your definition of success winning at your game of choice? Are their losers in your game?
Is your idea of success feeling happy in the life you’ve chosen? Is it thriving in the place you’ve chosen, doing what makes you heart sing, feeling comfortable in your body? Is it having time to relax and enjoy your family and friends; the simple but soul satisfying moments of a life well lived?
Decide what matters to you, what success is to you. Take the time to quiet your mind and get in touch with your inner spirit, beyond thought. Your heart will know the truth.
You are the master of your life, your time, your energy. You choose how to spend these most precious resources. Spend them wisely! Spend them in support of a life that satisfies your soul!
Dear ones, have you heard others say life is too short?
Life is too short to hold a grudge, too short to shy away from the light within you, to tolerate unkindness, and abuse, to lose contact with the natural world.
Life is too short to allow others to control you, to be afraid, to hide your talents, to hold your tongue when you are moved to speak, to shy away from love.
Life is too short to waste precious moments in worry, to stay stuck in emotional mire, to surround yourself with unkind people
My beloved ones, since life is short and not guaranteed, decide and take action now to live your lives fully!
Find a way to do what you are here to do, to make each treasured moment, each hour of daylight granted to you to be deeply satisfying to your heart, mind and soul.