Archive for February, 2010

Buddhism, Revisited

Many moons ago, I got into meditation and for a time went to a Buddhist meditation group. It was a good experience, but nothing compared to the powerful and exhilirating experience I had Sunday at the Rime Buddhist Center where I enjoyed a service full of meditations, chanting, and wisdom.

It was so powerful to feel at home in a religious place. That hasn’t ever happened for me and I am so hungry to go back! I felt it was just what I needed to get into right now and I had visions of my (future) daughter sitting next to me on the red cushions, feeling blissful and at peace with the Universe I brought her into. It seemed very providential that after the service, I met a woman near by age group who is going into midwifery.

Most of my life right now is, I feel, just preparation for when I will be a parent, so when I feel things are aligning towards that positively, I feel the most happy.

Also, the fairies have been showing up again, twinkling around me randomly when I’m showering or blogging or just doing not much of anything.

I feel very safe and protected and in the right place and I’m incredibly grateful for it.

February 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Daily Meditation

My friend Jessica told me about the Meditation Society of Australia’s daily email and I’ve been a subscriber for many months now. Usually these meditations are quotes from spiritual leaders. These have been great reminders to me about how I look at the world and treat others. I would definitely recommend it to you.

This was today’s:

The next great political unfolding for our age is a broad-based commitment to wage peace, to declare it with as much serious intent and effort as we have ever employed in the waging of war. Merely managing the effects of a war mentality — and fear-based consciousness is at heart a war mentality — is an inadequate response to the dangers of our age. The new politics is a kind of shamanic power that seeks to influence the world around us by becoming the change we want to see happen. Gandhi said, “We must be the change.” This does not mean that we must become enlightened masters before we can have a positive effect on the world. It means, however, that our every effort to live lives of righteousness and purity as we understand it is supported by the power of God. It is in forgiving people that we release them from the darkness we might judge them for; it is in refusing to judge people that we have the most power to affect them; and it is in loving people that we heal them of the wounds that have hardened their minds and hearts. That is why a new politics is one in which our own whole person must be the world we work on first. Our meditations, our personal growth work, our prayers, our healing, and our need to forgive and withhold judgment are the things we must concentrate on first in seeking to transform the world. – Marianne Williamson

February 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

The Shift

selenite crystal in vase

Taken from my journal entry, written yesterday:

This whole lay-off time so far I’ve been asking my guides “What am I to do?” Everything I did, each choice I made felt wrong. I felt all inside-out and confused. Last night I prayed that sleeping on it would reveal the answer. Then, a few minutes ago, the crystal deva in my beautiful selenite crystal (now featured glamorously in a flowering glass vase [shown]) appeared to me in her gown of starlight and shimmering headdress, and gently reminded me that “Honor is the essential thing” for spiritual transformation. Like how love transforms via the heart chakra, honor does through the crown chakra.  Suddenly this day, seen through the eyes of deep respect, became a beautiful gift. A time to rest, be at peace, meditate. I was so attached to my working lifestyle that I kept refusing to see the gift before me.

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It is both encouraging and discouraging that all it takes to set me right is a shift of perspective.

February 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm 2 comments

Animal Cards and Cephalopods

I’ve been painting cephalopods lately. (Read more about all that on my other blog). It’s been keeping my spirits up during this period of unemployment. But I’ve been wondering what the spiritual import was.

Saturday, I was led to ask my fiance to buy me a set of Animal Cards kinda like these; they have an animal on each one and a spiritual lesson or truth to go with it. I was looking at them afterwards and found one with an octopus on it that answered my question about the cephalopods (which is the scientific family of octopus). It read: Travel over land and through the sea to make your dreams come true.

All signs are pointing towards this being the time for me to manifest my higher self and I am working very hard to rest in trust that the Universe/Source will care for me. It’s easy for me to start freaking out about things tho, so I have to keep reminding myself not to get attached to my fear, not to let my focus rest on what worries me, but to just enjoy this time I have to gestate and birth creative projects, life changes or whatever else I’m meant to bring forth at this time.

February 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment


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