Darkness of our Nights

Acquainted with the Darkness of our nights, we embody the Light.~Ani Po

Recently I was on a spiritual retreat, with the purpose of digging further into my soul. In search of the darkened past that keeps me from moving forward into true authenticity, I encounter my worst nightmare…the self. With Ego standing firmly, as to protect me from false beliefs, I politely excuse him…inviting Spirit to take over.

Stepping into my darkness, i was given Light. As Spirit guides my future steps, I ask Her to keep me sharp…as if keeping a watchful eye on the Ego of the self. Letting go of my past…I step into a new reality…one which awaits my creative strokes…

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The Greatest Gift

The greatest gift we have to offer is the selfless praising and lifting up of another.~Ani Po

When we stop competing, or trying to one-up another, we begin seeing things as they are…amazing. The fact that we are here and now, is a miracle itself. The fact, with all our adversities of yesterday, that we are still here, contemplating a new reality is…amazing!

Every day is a gift, a gifted opportunity to see life as it supposed to be. We can choose to see the suffering, we can choose to kick others to the curb…or we can see the many miracles of life, allowing others to shine. No longer worried about the self, but about the greater whole…we begin lifting Him up…to new levels…This is the Greatest Gift.

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Spirit to Carry Me

Place discernment within my mind, strength and courage within my body, most importantly the Spirit to carry me through each new day.~Ani Po

I have often written about self empowerment, the power of the mind, but assuredly none of that matters without first invoking the power of Spirit into our lives. As we wander through the Canvas of Life, may our steps be that of Spirit and not of flesh.

A wise teacher once reminded me, that everything has already been written upon the hearts of man and nothing needs further writing. He is absolutely right in saying this, but it is the gentle daily reminders that we interpret into the times of ‘now.’ As man is stubborn to listen of the words of old, maybe, just maybe it is written into another voice…that of the modern man?!

Dare to walk in Spirit, free of judgment. Dare to walk in Spirit, with eyes anew. Dare to Step into the Canvas as if everyday was a miracle. For the yesterdays have passed and the future may never come, it is in this very moment we have to change our course within the Canvas.

Lord of the wind, too often we close ourselves to the spirit, missing the gifts are offered to us. We think we can confine the Spirit’s work to just ode day a year, overlooking all the opportunities to be transformed by you. We turn away from the Spirit of truth as we openly embrace the lies offered to us by so many in our world.

Open our ears so we may hear the cries of those around us. Give us tongues which are bold enough to proclaim hope and grace to all. Shape us into that Spirit-baptized community of followers of Christ…

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Believe Nothing

Believe nothing, No matter where you read it, Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it, Unless it agrees with your own reason, And your common sense. ~Buddha

We can read it, see it and we can hear about it…but is it true? That is left for us to decide. If it resonates with the self, then it resonates with the reality of how we see things. The key to our understanding of all things is merely accepting it to be true…but only if it agrees with our own reason…

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Taking Each New Step

When you find “That” moment, stay in that moment…taking each new step in “That” moment.~Ani Po

There are literally thousands of ways to find our way home, but the single most important journey is entering the sacred space within. Entering this space, we find peace had resided in us for our entire lives. Once arrived, we find “that” moment of peace, joy and tranquility. Why not go there now?

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Revel in Abundance

Dwell not on lack or have not’s, but revel in abundance and what have’s.~Ani Po

Wherever our attention flows, our reality goes. If we focus on the lack there of, we continually shall attract more of lacking in our lives. When we switch our gaze upon abundance living, we unknowingly change our reality to that which brings more abundance.

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To Laugh Often

To laugh often is to truly live.~Ani Po

Life is to short to take so seriously. Take time to laugh today…no matter what! Whatever the day brings, learn to laugh about it…seeing every moment as a lesson to conscious living. Every moment is an opportunity to laugh, whether it be a funny joke or merely a joke of a day…take the time to laugh…your soul will thank you…

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