Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Embracing Our Light

Our deepest fear is that we not inadequate. Our deepest fear is we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. - Marrianne Williamson.

We are experiencing a mysterious spiritual celebration. We are blessed by an opportunity to shine to our fullest potential. This wonderful party is about savoring, enjoying and connecting to life by coming out of the darkness of denial with a new fearlessness for what is true. Otherwise humanity’s selfish greed may delude us into a collective suicide ignoring very life itself.

Our web of interrelationships is awareness of our sacred soul or all things; microorganisms, animals, plants, rocks, soil, air, water and all other non-living and living forms. What touches the core of being is a when we feel the grace of being one with our sacred soul. There are so many beautiful ways to develop reverence for our magical time here on earth with each breath of remembrance. May the light shine on all.

How can we find this harmonious alignment with our universe? This comes from the awareness that the universe is kind not brutal. It is an act of dying and becoming reborn by letting go our separated self to see that we’re all a part of a greater self. Just reflecting about the light coming from all the stars above transforms our lonely isolated self into one cosmic connection. As we reflect by the light of the heavens, we are earth stars dancing in this celestial mist where all things come and go. May we be guided in the spirit of love, joy, and peace so to find a deep inner quiet of our oneness.

A Buddhist " Shambhala Prophecy" predicts that we must become warriors engaged by compassion. Also insight emerges that both tempers our passion and provides clarity by recognizing that all things are interdependent. We only can celebrate our world by lessening the "mind-made" dangers threatening our Earth. Realizing each of us is this Gaia we find that cherishing our world and selves is one and the same. Let’s inspired to give all our soul to something much greater than just ourselves. Let's no fear lighting our own light!

I don’t know what your destiny, will be but one thing I know: the only ones among you will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer

Returning to Our Earth

We all come from the earth and some day we will all return to it. Yet, how often many of us forget and neglect the most important thing: how we live. We are at a critical time in the history of our earth. Can we foresee and change our lifestyle? May we emulate and respect nature and not destroy ourselves. Indigenous people have always believed that they belong to the land not that the land belongs to them. Our neglect of the earth is now making this planet unlivable for many beings. What action must we take to ensure the survival of all of earth's creatures? Our ancestors left us a legacy of 60,000 years of wisdom and instructions on how to care for the earth. Shamans remind us that interdependence is essential for survival. Now we can celebrate by art, music, dance, singing and other rituals to how best to show our gratitude for our world.

Teach your children. What we have taught our children- that the earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the earth. Befalls the sons and daughters of the earth
If men spit upon the ground, They spit upon themselves.
This we know. The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth. This we know.
All things are connected Like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth, Befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.
We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a stand in it. Whatever we do to the stand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, We do to ourselves. - Chief Seattle

We need to honor our ancestors’ great teachings and, by doing so, plant seeds of hope for future generations. Exploring the archetypes of the Grateful Warrior, the Compassionate Healer, the Balanced Visionary, and the Wise Teacher leads to a four-fold path*. Each archetype offers wisdom to help us make choices that can benefit our world.

* The Grateful Warrior’s way is to know the right use of power -- to show up!
* The Compassionate Healer’s way is to extend love -- to pay attention to what has heart and meaning!
* The Balanced Visionary expresses creativity -- to give voice to what we see!
* The Wise Teacher’s way is to practice wisdom -- to become open to all possibilities and unattached to outcome!

Let’s preserve our Earth and respect it now! We have the opportunity to shift our consciousness and life with nature. As we becoming more mindful we see all things as sacred. Such reverence increases our connection to land and we celebrate greater well being. We all return back to earth so may we celebrate our relationship with all things with precious reverence. Get native now!

I have come to terms with the future. From this day onward I will walk easy on the Earth. Plant trees. Kill no living things. Live in Harmony with all creatures. I will restore the earth where I am. Use no more of its resources than I need. And listen, listen to what it is telling me. - MJ Slim Hooey