I Get High With A Little Help From My Friends

Stepping into the Canvas with a friend…for the Canvas of Life is much more enjoyable when shared. Call a friend, far or near, a loved one or someone you haven’t seen in some time. Lend an ear or receive the same, which ever it is more enjoyable with a friend. When the canvas is shared…we will find ourselves lighter and uplifted…singing I get high with a little help of my friends…Have a great day!

Looking Beyond The Mirror Of Life

Up and down the roller-coaster we go! One day we are up and one day we are down…we see suffering, we witness paradise. How we see the world is often a mirror image of what we see in our own mirror. To see paradise in the world, we must be able to see the divinity in the mirror of our soul.

To look into a mirror,

can be scary.

One will see the true self,

aged and worn.

Look past what we see,

find the beauty others see.

Why do we see their beauty,

but fail to see our own?

See what I see…for I see a divine being who is loved.

Look into thy mirror,

see the magnificence.

Look into thy mirror,

see the beautiful creation.

The person staring back,

either be friend or fo…the choice is ours.

The person staring back,

creates heaven on earth.

Or, the opposing,

if that is what they choose.

See what I see…for I see a divine being who is loved.

Stepping into the Canvas of our own reflection, seeing the Canvas of Life as we see fit. We can choose to see grief and sadness or happiness and exhilaration as our guide. While Pilgrim sees only the surface, Warrior sees deep within the soul. Seeing deep within, she Loves deep without. Looking Beyond the Canvas of Life…we see a mirrored paradise…as within, so without.

Love Is My Religion

With so many groups telling us which way to go or how to live a peaceful life, it is easy to get confused or second guess our own belief systems. One group is told theirs is the way, while another wages war on the next because theirs is the way. We all seek to fill a void within…that absence of Love. Anything that preaches anything other than Love is surely not The Way.

Filling this void with Love, all other teachings fall short to what matters most…Love one another as you want to be Loved. With that we visit our good friend Ani Po, who learns first hand that there are many pathways to paradise. While many have valuable lessons along the way, it is not the easiest path to choose. The easiest to choose is often thought unrealistic.

Ani Po recalls lessons Jesus taught: Jesus invited a tax collector to lunch. Back in his day it was thought wrong to befriend a tax collector, let alone have lunch with him. Jesus also shared fellowship with a prostitute…again thought to be wrong. Both of these examples were taught by his example. Finally through story telling Jesus tells a story of a Samaritan man helping a beaten man at the side of the road. The man was a Jew and during this time Samaritans and Jews did not get along…nevertheless it was a lesson of going beyond what is expected and doing what is right. These stories are about crossing the barriers of our inherited faith and exercising The Way of Love.

Ani Po reflects on this teachings and parallels them to today. The story of the tax collector would probably be the same, because who in their right mind would befriend a tax collector?! Similarly, the prostitute friendship would be frowned upon today and would have people talking for days…with possible legal implications. The last lesson, where Jesus tells a story of the Samaritan  would be comparable to a Christian helping a Muslim or a Muslim helping a Christian. Heaven forbid either one befriends an Atheist!

Sadly, Ani Po recently loses some friendships as she recently befriended a group of another affiliation. Ani Po, Hebrew for I Am Here, is considered a warrior in her culture and is not to mingle with the pilgrims of their day. A pilgrim is considered a seeker still searching for truth, until one day the accept the path of warrior. Ani Po recalls that all Warriors were once pilgrims, lost and searching for that which was lost…Love. She is saddened by the recent loss of friendships, but is assured these are not true friends.

Have you ever joined a group or different religious body, only to be chastised by another? Are you guilty of pointing at other religious affiliates and claiming them to be wrong? Are you a part of a certain political party, judging another for opposing views? Do you think Christ would judge a Jew, a Gentile or Samaritan? I think not. Do you think he subscribed to any religious bodies? No again…in fact it is written that he even challenged the Churches or synagogues of his day. Judgment day is coming in modern day…we will all be judged for how we treated our Brothers and Sisters.

Whether, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist or Jew…let go of your disbelief and embrace Love for all. If another human being brings harm to you…by all means protect yourself and your family. If it is mere words…let the words go…for that is all they ever will be. If this resonates with you, you may very well be on your way to singing…”Love is my Religion.”

The narrow path is not defined by a narrowed religion, but defined by vastness and oneness. The wider the road, the narrower the path. The narrower the path, the fewer the seekers. The few seekers…they are the Believers.

Stepping into the Canvas, walking a Narrow path between flesh and Spirit. While the path Narrow, the road is vast. In vastness we find our Way. The Way carries Love in our Hearts and we instinctively find ourselves walking in Spirit. To be In Spirit is to be inspired, to be inspired is to be inspiring. This is The Way…Be The Way…and soon you will be singing…”Love is my religion.”



Creating A Masterpiece

Stepping into the Canvas in Awe of the vastness. With a blank Canvas everyday…awaiting our participation…the Canvas is open to what ever we choose to paint. We can sit and ponder the many splendorous things or create a masterpiece filled with amazing Technicolor. From dream to thought, thought to action, sitting or running…may it be centered in Love…

Lost Without A Purpose

Stepping into the Canvas on Purpose. Whether we have found our way or we are still searching to find it, know we are always on purpose. Whatever we choose to do, whether it’s going to the moon or sweeping elephant dung in a local circus…know that we all have purpose. With every step kissing the ground…give thanks…for we are all on purpose.

Mirroring That Which You Already Know

Often times messages come to us in many shapes and sizes, but the most exhilarating are the direct messages that enter into our quiet place. Whether angels exist or not, spirit guides among us, or the Lord speaks directly into our ear, we cannot excuse the direct messages that we receive.

A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.

~William Kingdon Clifford

When we are down, a friend may appear or a mailing of good news may arrive miraculously at our doorstep. As long as we ask for assistance…help will always arrive when it is needed most. The trouble is we cannot always understand the messages when they arrive. Many of the ancient teachings have spoken of the next steps…we must enter our quiet room and contemplate our current status.

The quiet room is not a physical place, but a spiritual place that resides in each and every one of us. It is a place where all the answers are kept. There are teachings that refer to this place as the Akashic Records. The Akashic Place is at the level of all souls and all records are kept. If one practices quietude, they can gain easy access to their answers and the answers of the Universe.

Ironically, as I write this (I say Ironically lightly, as I do not believe in ironies or coincidence…only syncronicity), a friend calls me with a persistent message of reaching out to another. Direct message or mere coincidence? Regardless of validity or the meaning of the call, I must listen to my advice and call this person. Whether it has meaning or turns out to be a dead-end, one will not know without first taking the step. What would it hurt to call this person? Nothing…we shall see where it goes.

As we look out into another day, we can choose to stay in misery or look beyond our own misery, focusing on what we already know…we are meant to be happy and free. How does one get there? Look beyond the shortcomings and expect greater things to come our way. If one is currently lying in the shadows of darkness, then allowing it too pass, the Light will surely shine once again. Don’t give up, don’t just sit there…get up, take a step and trust that all will be good once again.

Stepping into the Canvas as if you already know. Realizing that we know very little, we begin to see everything we need to know. In our quietude, we hear the mighty roar within. In our darkness, we receive Light. With each step, easy or not, see the lessons before us…see the beauty that flows through the Canvas of Life.

Love, Light and Life…Metatron


The Price We Pay For Where We Stand

Stepping into the Canvas with Virtue. It is never about good or evil. This is a human perception built on a belief system that has shed blood for thousands of years. Instead good or evil are based on Laws of Virtue. Stand on whatever ground you wish, but know the price for where you stand. Step with ease today, using words of grace…for tomorrow shall repay the favor…