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Let It Be ~ Advice From A Tree

image of tree and garden for Let It Be by sharon schwarzHave you ever noticed how much trees contribute to our sense of community? As I sit here writing this I see a community of geese in my backyard gathered under a spectacular hackberry tree that serves as the center of our yard and the central gathering spot for the wildlife that graces our yard. No fewer than ten squirrels are scurrying about in search of stored treasures under the magnificent tree, while two others sit on a branch conversing with one another.

Trees line our rivers and fill our parks and serve as significant landmarks in our residential neighborhoods. Trees on the prairie mean people have settled there and community is thriving. We appreciate the presence of trees as a sign of abundance and opportunity for growth. While we appreciate their beauty and envy their magnificence how often do we take the time to actually interact with them? What if they crave our touch as much as we crave their shade in the summer? What if our kind words are as important to them as they are to our friends?

I have had the opportunity this summer at a workshop sponsored by GPEI and presented by Molly Traffas to take the time to actually talk to a tree and expect to get an answer. When the opportunity presented to actually speak and expect interaction I felt silly and childlike. I was certain that nothing much would happen but I attempted to remain open as this openness and expectation were emphasized throughout the day. I found that if I quiet myself and listen, really listen while expecting to receive an answer that nature does in fact speak to us in very real ways. At the time of the workshop that I am referencing, I was struggling with a personal decision. In discussing my issue with a large tree on the property, I looked up and saw that the limbs and leaves wrote out “Let it be”. My initial thought was that I was crazy and that the tree could not have actually given me an answer I could understand. As I sat there, I became more convinced that in fact this tree was speaking to me by its nature and in the words spelled out by its small branches and leaves. Whether it was my consciousness reflecting the answer to me, or the consciousness of the tree reflecting the answer, the answer was extremely meaningful to me in that time and place. Advice from a tree really is possible. Like so many things in life, openness and expectation precede a precious gift.

Sharon Schwarz, GPEI Board Member

The Unexpected Power of Gratitude

In today’s fast moving world, qualities such as gratitude seem to belong to another age – a simpler time when life moved along at an easier pace and there was time to appreciate everything. Yet within this apparently meek sounding quality there lies a tremendous source of power that can radically reshape the way you look at the world.

grateful scrabble image

What gratitude can do for us:

Puts things in perspective: Human beings have this self-defeating propensity to let the bad things in life fill our mental vision and leave no room for the good, a tendency reflected and perpetuated by television and newspapers. Often it takes just one bad thing to happen for us dwell on it and get depressed, no matter how many good things that are happening. In cultivating a daily practice of gratitude, we start to reverse that process and gain a true perspective on life.

Lifts us above the ebbs and tides of life: The more you develop the quality of gratitude in your life, you will start feeling grateful even when bad things happen to you, because you will have developed the inner vision to see that good things and bad happenings are nothing but experiences to shape you and make you stronger. Hence you will be able to have piece of mind no matter what the outer circumstances are.

Takes us out of our limited ego: As with other practices of self-discovery, your awareness expands and you gradually feel you are part of something much more infinite than your limiting ego and finite mortal frame. Gratitude helps us turn away from selfishness and realize our place in the universe.

Awakens a higher part of our being: Gratitude is primarily a quality felt by the heart center, that place in the middle of our chest where we can feel our soul, or the essence of our existence. Therefore, when we are consciously grateful, some inmost part of ourselves is awakened and we enter into the higher and nobler realms of our being.

Techniques to cultivate the quality of gratitude:

There are many different techniques to use; the important thing is that they be practiced every day, preferably at the same time each day so you can form a habit. Just after you get up in the morning is usually the best time – you aren’t likely to be disturbed, and the peace and serenity you get from the practice benefits you throughout your whole day.

Writing down things you are grateful for: This serves as a useful beginning to the other techniques. Each day you can write down seven things that you are truly grateful for, and as you write try to feel that quality inside your heart. When you start writing, you realize how many things there are – from the big things such as the gift of life and friends down to tiny little incidents that happened yesterday such as someone giving you a smile or the chance to spend a few minutes sitting in a park.

Expanding the flower of gratitude inside your heart: you can try silently chanting the word gratitude over and over again. Each time you repeat the word you can feel that a tiny flower of gratitude inside your heart is growing and growing, expanding petal by petal.

Cultivating inner joy:

Joy carries with it the quality of expansion and awareness which gives rise to gratitude. Try breathing in and out and keeping your awareness on the river of breath entering and leaving your body. Feel that when you breathe in, pure inner joy in entering into your heart, and when you breathe out, worry tension and stress are leaving your system.

Adapted from an article by Shane Magee

Dr Hew Len ~ Ho’oponopono (7 – 9 of 9)

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Individual Awareness

It is through a deep inner understanding of ourselves
that we become our True, Authentic Selves.

deep within myself image for inspiration page

A meditative thought:
“How do I want to ‘live’ the rest of my life?
What can I ‘change’ in order to create this?”

Being open, allowing and fluid while ‘walking the dark path of our soul’ we recognize where our
automatic programming dictates our lives.  Consciously witnessing every thought, action and
feeling shows us our true way of interacting with ourselves and others.  This can be frightening
to admit and accept, and often times we stop out of fear of ‘being a bad person’.  Trusting that
we are loved beyond unconditional love and acceptance by the very “Power of the Universe”
which created us holds us in a protective, comforting embrace as we courageously walk this
chosen path.

Finding supportive and trusted friends, mentors, guides and  teachers is very important.
Knowing that every thing could change in your life as you ‘de-program’ can help as these
changes unfold.  Treat yourself as the precious miracle and gift that you are.  Meditative
moments, massage, yoga, music, dance, walking in nature, group meditation/discussion,
counseling, retreating, and immense gratitude for all that has been, is and will be, are
powerful aids for your use.

Find your Inner Voice, Truth and Wisdom!!!!

Ho’oponopono

“Ho’oponopono works by constantly reminding yourself to clean, and censor your thoughts. By worrying, judging, or engaging in a problem you are telling God that you don’t need his help. Ho’oponopono helps you let go, and trust in God. Trust that He will provide for you. God has a path for everyone and when we resist, it persists. Whatever you think about or worry about, will stay around because you are reacting to the memory instead of cleaning on it.”

I Love You
I Am Sorry
Please Forgive Me
I Thank You

Ho’oponoponoWorks.com

 

Earth Prayer

earth prayer star field image
O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious,
Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love,
Christlight, Yaweh, Allah, Mawu,
Mother of the Universe…

Let us, when swimming with the stream,
become the stream…
Let us, when moving with the music,
become the music…
Let us, when rocking the wounded,
become the suffering…

Let us live deep enough
till there is only one direction…
and slow enough till there is only
the beginning of time…
and loud enough in our hearts
till there is no need to speak…

Let us live for the grace beneath all we want,
let us see it in everything and everyone,
till we admit to the mystery
that when I look deep enough into you,
I find me, and when you dare to hear my fear
in the recess of your heart, you recognize it
as your secret which you thought
no one else knew…

O let us embrace
that unexpected moment of unity
as the atom of God…
Let us have the courage
to hold each other when we break
and worship what unfolds…

O nameless spirit that is not done with us,
let us love without a net
beyond the fear of death
until the speck of peace
we guard so well
becomes the world…

by Mark Nepo

Hunab Ku as Gratitude

spinning hunab ku image

Hunab Ku as Gratitude
come and go, black or white, dark or light
is unified polarity  ~  beginning to end as ONE

The Mayan Hunab Ku can be translated as “One Giver of Movement and Measure”, and is conceptually equivalent to Source, Great Spirit, Absolute Being or God.  From the perspective of the Galactic Maya, there is One Source of all energy which is Divine Consciousness.  The Maya understood that everything comes from and returns to the One Source.

Hunab Ku is the Heart of All Beings and each of us is connected through our own hearts.

In fact, it is impossible to be disconnected.

Imagine a cord emerging from your heart center.
Now feel this cord flowing from the pure heart beating within,
spinning through the crystal center
of Earth, Sun, Galaxy and the Heart of All Consciousness.
With Love, as Love, to be Love.
In Gratitude for all that Is.
Re-connecting every level of Creation as ONE.

With tenderness and grace, gently pulse loving Gratitude
along this cord.  Be fully present to enjoy a resonant
vibration with all Creation connecting you to Source…
Here to Now.

Lovingly consider this cord to be a universal,
yet personal, pattern or possibility,
a current of simultaneous Come and Go,
a flow cosmically connecting the heart of YOU
with the Source of (k)new.

adapted from gaianxaos.com and worldgratitude.com

Quantum Awareness

adapted by Rita Robl,asc
from the Winter 2008 GPEI Newsletter

picture of an atom
I recently read an article on the internet entitled “Quantum Physics Demystifies The Process Of Manifestation”.  I felt the explanation of Quantum Physics quite good and very informative.  I will not share the entire article with you but will give bits and pieces intending that you check the article out for yourself.

Exactly what is Quantum Physics?  Quantum physics is simply a science that studies and explains how everything in our world comes into existence starting from the physical aspect of the events, conditions, and circumstances of everything in the Universe, breaking them down into their most basic form – attempting to discover the Source from where they are derived.

Are you aware that Quantum Physics, Spirituality, your thoughts, emotions, and success, or lack of success, in life are ALL closely intertwined or interconnected.  In fact as modern day quantum physics has discovered, they’re much more interconnected than you may realize.

Quantum Physics may appear a bit complex on the surface but many people probably already know the basic understanding of Quantum Mechanics at some level of awareness with regard to how the various events, conditions, and circumstances in our daily life come into being.

Familiarizing yourself with Quantum Physics can play a MAJOR role in enabling you to better understand how and why various “growth lessons” you experience result in developing a much deeper and stronger “Belief” or “Faith” in your own personal ability to begin consciously creating the events, conditions and circumstances that you desire.

Through 80 years of scientific studies, such as Newtonian Physics, Einstein’s discoveries, Neils Bohr’s work, Max Planck’s knowledge, DNA observations, it was decided that the Quantum Field is an “Infinite” field of potential.  It is REALLY that Simple!!  Modern day Quantum Physics fully explains beyond any doubt that your thoughts group together and collapse energy packets. Change those thoughts from a probability into physical matter in a given place and time and create your life experience physically, financially, relationally, emotionally and spiritually.  Regardless of how deeply you may search you will find that it is 100% accurate 100% of the time WITHOUT FAIL.  Your life experiences happen as a result of how you think and believe they will – whether at a conscious or subconscious level.

Everything in your life…in the entire world in fact, is the result of “Consciousness”.  Your life will unfold perfectly and precisely just as you “believe” that it will.  That is a choice only you can make.  You and you alone are responsible for the events, conditions and circumstances that make up your life.  Whatever choices you choose to make both today as well as in the future, it is the sincere and heartfelt hope for you that those choices might lead you one step closer to a life experience of Joy, Fulfillment, Inner Peace and Limitless Prosperity in each and every area of your life.

www.abundance-and-happiness.com/quantum-physics.html