What is Your Story?

What is your story? What is your truth? Are we paying attention to gentle nudges pushing us to knowing these truths? What are these gentle nudges?

Let’s start there. Gentle nudges are events, conversations or actions with potential to challenging our own belief. What is our belief? Who do we come to knowing?

If we are dealing with negativity in our lives, whether directly or indirectly, our understanding is born from a deeper understanding of this Canvas before us. A situation arises and we have an opportunity to ignore it, cope with it or deal with it. In dealing with it we have more choices: listen, observe, speak our truth. Ultimately in dealing with things we take great care in observing our own actions about how or what we feel in this instance. Do we create a facade that all is good or do we see pain and misery as a truth, allowing for deeper truth to reveal itself? So many questions result from our personal deeper analysis of self, community and global issues. What is really happening?

What is your story? We remain broken and afraid or we accept brokenness of self with allowance to proceed in hopes of finding who we truly are as a person broken and whole, community as the same. In our own acceptance of self, we accept the greater whole. This does not mean we accept the evil that remains in the world but we are no longer brought down with it. We rise up. Not in a sense of being better that it but aligning with actions of creating a better world for self and potentially on a global level.

Our truth comes from deep analysis and speaking of these truths. Not ignoring but acknowledging.

So we can choose to present a beautiful story on our Snapchat story, Facebook or whatever social media outlet is of importance to self. What story do you want others to read? What is the story you want to paint? Woe is me or whoa is me? One meaning could be that of pity for self and the other could be a state of awe…which is it for you? Either way it commands attention…

 

What will be your story on Snapchat? Woe is me or Whoa is me?

 

Healing a Thousand Faces

We spend most of our lives trying to fix things, neglecting our own self. Trying to fix situations, people, events.

Spinning, riding the roller coaster of life, trying to make things right. Until one day we sit with our own. Witnessing the thousand faces of self, whether ancestral or dogmatic learning, we walk with these faces on a daily basis. With every situation a different face steps forward, potentially projecting beliefs onto another. Until the pain becomes to great and we seek another way.

Seeing pain in our universe or a mere reflection of our inner world? We sit and contemplate once more.

The world has taught us: always pain and suffering in the world; nothing is perfect; always room for improvement. How can one person change the world around themselves? Simple…go inward, seek out the caverns of the soul.

Plucking old beliefs from our deepest of caverns, removing all that sheds more suffering outward. We cannot ignore outer world, similarly we cannot ignore inward caverns of who we are. The world is imperfect, we are imperfect…until we see through the eyes of acceptance. Through eyes of acceptance we see a world filled with All There Is…imperfectly perfect as It Is.

Accepting not atrocities of the world but learning to deal with them on a personal level. It is a daily practice of mastering self. Mastering self, we master our world. Change our self, we change the world.

Sitting once again with all the disfigured faces, we ask for healing, embracing lessons taught by each. No longer wishing to cope, but moving beyond lifetimes of pain.

Today I sit in gratitude for the pain bodies, which have taught a higher perspective in all there is. The great mystery is not outside of self but within. We are a part of this Great Mystery and we are the artists of our own Canvas of Life.

One at a time we ask the thousand faces to come forward, bowing to them, releasing them into the cosmos. Thank you for the great teachings, thank you for showing the way.

Healing a thousand faces does not happen by disregarding or ignoring our pain. Healing a thousand faces requires our ability to accept them for who or what they are…moving forward peacefully and lovingly, maintaining a sacred space within our every moment of the day. Healing a thousand faces, bowing before thee…Ani Po