Stepping into the Canvas by Faith. It is by faith that we begin to see what we could not before. Seeing by faith, we manifest our realities into truth. If seeing is believing, the believing is seeing…seeing by faith and knowing it to be true.
In a world where many are lost, feeling as if they have nowhere to turn. A world where we are told how to think, how to live, how to invest, how to educate our minds, and yes even how to breathe. It is essential to throw all that away. Clear your mind of everything that you have already learned…for it was all fiction.
Our lives are meant to be individualized. Not in sense of finding our own expression, but finding our purpose in life. What is our purpose? Well, I know what mine is in this point in time but may change in a few years, yours is up to you. Everything changes, why not our life purpose? As mine will change, so to will yours. The key is to find what you would Love to do in life, bringing total happiness. This is your Life purpose…tap into this and the rest will write itself. A word of caution…if you are a parent and/or spouse, it does not mean throw all that away. People are not recyclable. Those with families may have to find a balance between responsibility and Life Dreams. It can be done.
The Life purpose shall ignite a Universal Life Force that will conspire with your every desires. Ironically, this same Life Force works with the negative side of things. If our focus is on the negative…the Life force shall amplify our misery. Focus on the positive…and the Life Force shall magnify the positivity within our lives.
We return now to Ani Po (Hebrew for I Am Here), as she is re-acquainted with this Life Force…
Ani Po finds herself visiting a distant cousin who is battling cancer. Her cousin, Jane, was recently transferred to Hospice Care. Hospice Care is an end of life service, provided to make patients more comfortable as they transition to the other side.
Unfortunately Ani Po’s cousin has already subscribed to what the medical community has offered to her as a prognosis. They have given her three to six weeks to live.
When Ani Po entered the room, it was filled with sadness and despair. The Life Force that was felt when she walked in was that of death. Ani Po could feel Death’s presence within the room and was not sure if she could change the tempo of this tune…
Ani Po: “Hello Cousin.”
Jane: “Ani Po” (with a smile that lit up the room)
Ani Po: “What are you doing here?”
Jane: “It doesn’t look good Ani Po. They told me I have three to six weeks to live.”
Ani Po: “And you believed them?”
Jane: “What am I to do? I have been sick for some time and I have become so weak. I fear they may be right.”
Ani Po: “Are you ready to go? Are you willing to give up your dream of helping others create their music of life?”
Jane was a musician who always wanted to teach others the Music Of Life. A musician can often play the music, but it is the true musician whom allows the music to play through them…giving credit to where it is deserved…God.
Jane: “I am not certain I can do that anymore.”
Ani Po: “Let me remind you where you came from. You are divine being, sent by the King of all Kings. You are spark of the Divine. You are a mirror image of the Creator Himself. When he commands the Clouds to move…they move, when he commands the fish to swim they swim, when he breathes life into our being…we share the breath with the next.”
Jane: “But how?”
Ani Po: “Remember when you created that full score of music for the dance festival? Where did it come from?”
Just then Jane’s eyes began to shine a ray of hope. simultaneously causing the lights to flicker and the nurses call button to light up. When the Nurse arrived Ani Po thanked her and excused her for the time being, knowing that a flame was just lit and a fire was about to consume her cousin. This fire was the very essence of our entire being.
Jane: “I forgot about that Ani Po. When I was working on that project…I remember! I was at my lowest point in life and I simply asked for a miracle to present itself, allowing my hands to be the potter’s hands. The music that was created for that festival was heaven sent!”
Ani Po: “Do you think you are done?”
Jane: “I don’t think so. But what about my prognosis?”
Ani Po: “Remember what you taught me when I was young? You told me that when you are inspired by the Life Force that runs through us all, applying it to the greater good, nothing…No Thing can get in our way of co-creating a Life of Infinite Possibilities.”
Lights flicker once again, but the atmosphere changes from a decaying Life Force to that of Creation…new Life is Born.
Jane: “Help me up Ani Po. I have work to do.”
Ani Po: “I am glad to hear this. I will get your coat.”
The Nurse came in to answer the call button once again. Not pushed by anyone, but the energy present in the room.
Nurse: “What are you doing?”
Jane: “I am not ready yet…I am leaving. There is much work for me to do.”
In an instant her disease was gone and she went on to help others create a life filled with beautiful Life Music.
Note: While this is written in allegory, it was based on true events. It is not intended for families to force someone to “fight on.” Its intent is to allow our loved-ones to make a choice. It is quite common for loved-one’s to pressure a family member, who is ill, to fight on and beat the odds. While the intent is good, it can often back-fire causing a hostile and non-healing environment. Allow the family member to make their own choice and as hard as it is…respect their choice, giving them only Love.
While the Warrior chooses to fight on, the pilgrim lay helplessly subscribing to medical advice. One believes only in Living the Life intended for them, while the other lives a life intended for a majority. For one to tap into the Life Force, it is merely a choice of what they want. See it, own it, and know it to be true. Leave the rest up to the Life Force that lay dormant within us all. We can choose to apply this Life Force for the Good or the Bad or we can choose to lay stagnant, slowly decaying away until we transition. We do have a choice as to when our last day will come. While it is not always obvious, we will ultimately be faced with that choice to Live On or Live Again.
Stepping into the Canvas with Universal Life Force conspiring in your favor. When we tap into the impossible, making it possible…that is the Divine. When we tap into the unknown, making it a reality…that is the Divine. When we tap into the one percent, making it the ninety-nine percent…that is the Divine. When we call upon the Divine…we step into the Universal Life Force that has always been present…
Stepping into the Canvas Igniting the Flame. It is our passion that which ignites the eternal flame…light it! A spark of the Divine, lighting fires wherever we go. From our torch to the Pilgrim’s torch, Light the way home for seekers.Dare to share your flame with another today…igniting their eternal flame…passing it on and on and on and on….
We are 3 weeks into the new year and many people have already given up or submitted to their old ways of life. Breaking their new habits for old ones, they return to their Comfort Zone. The place where one feels secure in who they are without any judgment…until they see the truth hiding behind the mask.
Those willing to travel the path not traveled by most,
shall find comfort outside of their comfort zone.
Behind the mask lay old and worn, remaining in hibernation until the warmth of sun once again shines upon thy face. See the true inner essence of that inner beauty that lay even further beyond the veil. Behind the mask of old and worn, rests truth…the truth that lay within. Remove the mask of falsehood and submit to true essence of thy being.
Beyond the gate of experience flows the Way,
Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.
While the Pilgrim hides behind the veil, ashamed and afraid to be who he truly was meant to be, the Warrior, Ani Po, removes the mask, exposing her true-self. Vulnerable and weak to the naked eye, she stands firmly in the beliefs that have been born unto her: Belief that all people are one, belief that she is a spark of the Divine and that her purpose is to learn from the valuable lessons of life, but also show other Pilgrims the value of life within the Canvas.
We were born for greatness, if that is what we choose. We were born for poverty if that is what we choose. Whichever we choose, either way we are correct. Choose wisely, accepting the Divinity that we were born into. Reclaiming what is already ours, we step into unchartered territory…walking out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. It is in this Uncomfortable Zone…we find true Comfort.
Stepping into the Canvas out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. In the unknown, new realities learned, new paradigms housed, new beginnings ready for the taking! Step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary, from comfort zone to unknown. When we take the leap of faith, we dare to find out how far our dreams will take us…
Stepping into the Canvas with a can do attitude. Too often enough we hear someone infusing negative beliefs into our daily events. Turn those “can’t” words of discouragement into “can” words of encouragement. There truly is nothing, I mean nothing, we cannot do. Removing the “T” from speech, we return to I Can Do It!
One day after the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of the message that rang clear on August 28, 1963. It was a message of freedom and equality for all people: Black Men and White Men, Protestants and Catholics, Jews and Gentiles alike. It was a demonstration for peace on the grandest of levels. This message still carries much weight into modern-day.
While more Brothers and Sisters are coming together as one, we still have fighting amongst God’s Children. We have extremist groups in all sectors of religious faith, claiming they are the chosen and everyone else is not. If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where alive today he would have included more into his speech, calling arms of peace to unite as one family under one God. Whether we call him Allah, God, Source, or Universal Consciousness, we are all one family and need to praise where Praise is due. Give thanks for the daily miracle of breath, the amazing miracle of change…giving thanks to God above.
“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On a personal level I have seen this Dream King has mentioned and I too have seen the promise-land. This place does not house the evil of despair, murdering in the name of their Father. No, not this place…only Love exists in this place. If we are busy praising our Father in Heaven, we would have no time to kill another. Let us Praise Him, sharing in His Love…giving it to all people.
The Way that can be told of is not the eternal Way;
The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
Stepping into the Canvas as One Peoples. We are all apart of the same Tree of Life: planted, watered and cared for by our Heavenly Father. As the Ojibwe saying goes…“No two branches would be so foolish to fight amongst themselves.” We are all branches from the same Tree of Life. Live harmoniously, as one branch, one tree…as One Peoples…and you too shall say ‘I Have a Dream.’