Wiping The Canvas Clean

There is no right and there is no wrong…there is only The Way. Finding the way we activate intuition of the heart. In our Heart-center we find our path. But what this path may be…is left for us to choose.

Things may go right or they may go wrong, as we continue to perceive right and wrong. But in reality things…just go. How we see things fit in our own canvas of life, is merely a choice that is placed upon our hearts. We can dwell upon the adversities of life or focus on the miracle of life.

If we perceive something as being wrong, we have the ability to change our canvas of life…wiping it clean once again. In wiping our canvas clean, we allow ourselves to paint yet again…the scenery of choice.

As we begin to flow through this thing called life, things may go right or wrong as perceived by the self. Through self-realization we find happiness in wherever the perceptions fall. Finding happiness…finding our way…we choose to follow this path of happiness. In mindfullness we walk forward in the canvas of life…to eternal happiness.

Stepping into the canvas with awareness of self. As we perceive right or wrong, good or bad, night or day, we are left with the choice…the choice of living happily ever after or our own living hell. If things aren’t going the way we want them to…simply wipe the canvas clean Yet again. If they are…embrace it. Either way embrace the many miracles The Canvas has to offer.

The Road To Self-Mastery

The road to self-mastery can be short or long depending on the psyche of the individual. In the Christian tradition it says we need only have Christ in our hearts to find everlasting life. Translating this…if we think it, know it, believe it to be true…Anything is possible. Whether Christ is the person or Christ is the level of consciousness, one has the ability to adopt Christ-consciousness.

Elevating our consciousness, the journey of life becomes free-flowing and effortless. As we paint the Canvas of Life to our liking, more opportunities of abundance emerge. It is at this level we find self-Love and self-gratitude, projecting into worldly Love and Worldly gratitude. It is through our self-love we become in Love with all Peoples. Similarly, through self-gratitude, we find gratitude for the greater whole. Through our willingness and experiences, we gain knowledge of truths…failure to openness with minimal experiences, we are left in uncertainty.

The longer journey…is uncertainty. When we doubt ourselves, or build walls of self sabotage, our journey to self-mastery becomes greater. Whether you master the piano, sports, or whatever, it is through these facets we find self-mastery.
It is not necessarily the games we play, food we cook, friends we have, it is merely self-realization. When we come to a realization we are all of the above…boundaries  dissolve.

Years ago, I was invited to join a masters program at a local martial arts studio. Politely I declined. As I have come to a place of knowing my arts not through the papers or certifications but my actions throughout my day. My training is no longer with physical brawn but with brains and spirit. Through my actions I can either raise someone up or kick them to the curb. Today I choose…to no longer push another down.

No matter what they throw at me, I declare peace. No matter what they offer me, I accept only Love in return. ~Ani Po

So where does one begin? Where does one find this road to self-mastery? This is the easy part…with a single step. With every step forward may it be in awareness of where we have traveled, where we are going and most importantly where we are at this given moment. It is through our past and our hopes for the future, we find ourselves caught in the moment. Caught in a moment of time, creating a life made only for the self. This is our time to shine…time to make that first step…

Stepping into the Canvas towards Self-mastery. With every step, we are freed. Free from the past and free to step in the direction of our most desired. It is our Canvas and we are responsible for filling it…why not paint the masterpiece you have always dreamed of?

Connecting At Levels Of The Heart

I saw a post, this morning, about whether we have lost our way with Love and discussed if this is possible to lose. It got me thinking about how we never really lose, but merely forget how to Love or have never been given a chance to Love. The level of Love we share can vary, but felt by all our encounters. Whether in our daily mundane lives or during special events where like-minded people attend.
At the level of the Heart, our friendships do not stop with humans. We can also develop friendships with animals. Often times we get pets and we begin to learn the patterns of each other, knowing when something is in or out of sync. This next story, shared by my friend Larry, demonstrates a man’s level of love extending well beyond the human world….
On March 7, 2012, Lawrence Anthony died (A.K.A. The Elephant Whisperer).
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and many elephants.
Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.
Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.
Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way: Walking slowly – for days – Making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.
So, how after Anthony’s death, did the reserve’s elephants — grazing miles away in distant parts of the park — know?
“A good man died suddenly,” says Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., “and from miles and miles away, two herds of elephants, sensing that they had lost a beloved human friend, moved in a solemn, almost ‘funereal’ procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased man’s home.”
“If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous ‘interconnectedness of all beings,’ it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A man’s heart’s stops, and hundreds of elephants’ hearts are grieving.
This man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.”
Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!
But yet they knew where they were going.
The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect that they stayed for 2 days and 2 nights without eating anything.  Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back.
As human’s, we have the opportunity to connect at level’s of the heart and in doing so we connect to source energy. A level of knowing. When someone is down, you unknowingly will call to cheer them up at precisely the right moment. When something is array, someone will arrive right on time to aid in the matters. At the level of the heart, we find ourselves having more and more Syncrosensational moments.
Stepping into the Canvas at the Level of the Heart. In doing so, we arrive when needed, those who are needed do the same and all things return to…All is Good. Looking beyond labels and judgments, we instinctively walk with eyes of compassion and a Heart of Joy, wherever we may go…

When New Year’s Resolutions Get Squashed

Nearly a week into the New Year and many have already fallen from their goals of a brighter New Year, while others drive forward with fire in their bellies or desire to see their goals to fruition. But what do we do when things don’t go as planned?

As I write this post for the second time, I am reminded of the lesson. Literally…I wrote this, saved it and began adding tags, when it was lost and nowhere to be found. Is it possible that the Universe wanted to emphasize the lesson upon my being or was it merely coincidence…I will leave that for you to decide. As for me, I understand the lesson.

The lesson being…when things do not go our way. We have the option to give up or move forward with more conviction. This is the Warrior Attitude.

Whilst the Pilgrim basks in pity of bleak outcomes,

the Warrior sharpens Her tools until goals are achieved.

~Ani Po

When we set our gaze on our goals, we run the risk of self-sabotage or self-sabotage by proxy. Sharing our thoughts and ideas with another person; if they are not on the same page as us, we run the risk of interjecting their ideals within our goals. Thereby changing our minds and ultimately leading back to self-sabotage. Stay the course.

Careful who you share your goals with. If they are not positive and encouraging…save your breath. And when you reach your goals, you can share the How’s and why’s when asked.

Self-sabotage can also come at the hand of others’ actions. When their thoughts and actions are interjected into our days, they may conflict with our personal goals. If we are passive and we allow their ideals to interject, then our goals can ultimately be tabled until the next year. Stay the course.

I had to laugh at the irony on New Year’s Day. The local fitness club was to open at 6:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. As normal, I set out to arrive two minutes before the gym opened and as expected, their were many new cars in the parking lot, awaiting to begin their resolutions. As with every New Year, there is a slew of newbies that flood the gym for the first few weeks and a small percentage remain. Sis Thirty a.m. arrived, but the doors did not open. The line of people, awaiting to go in, were now agitated.

Fifteen minutes have passed and cars were already beginning to leave. My first thought was really?! They cannot wait another minute? Whatever their reasons, I waited until the doors opened. The doors did not open until 7 a.m. and two-thirds of the cars were now gone.

As I walk to the counter, my thoughts transferred to my tongue...”Not very encouraging to the newbies, when their dreams our crushed on day one of the New year.” I was thinking about how at least a dozen new gym-goers had already given up…and it was only day one of the New Year. Sadly, this is how humans work. When things do not go our way…we shut done and give up. Hopefully they will have returned, but if they do not…their goals will be re-established or never looked upon again.

Stepping into the Canvas with confidence. As we set out into the Canvas, may it be so confidently in the direction we seek. With direction in our wind, adjusting our sails…we capture the intention of our being. With our heading written, remember to enjoy the ride…