Painting a New Reality

As far as we can imagine, as colorful the dream…so shall be our reality.~Ani Po

We can limit our beliefs to this group or that, these teachings or those. Whatever the case, it shall become our reality. What if? What if…there is no reality but that which we have created?

Truth is everyone in this world is right and everyone in this world is wrong, according to someone somewhere. So which path do we choose? Whichever fills the eternal void within.

If we limit ourselves to a single group or all of humanity…shall alter our thought process within the Canvas of Life. One limits the beliefs, created fear and anger towards another. While the other embodies patience and tolerance for those who think differently of our own reality.

We are all here globally as one family. Varying ideologies…we must choose to believe that which we are told to believe…or believe that which we know to be true…there is nothing ever to fear but fear itself.

Stepping into the Canvas re-writing our reality. With every stroke of the pen, a new chapter unfolds. With every empty Canvas, we are left painting a new reality…

our reality

Merely an Instrument

Sing to me,

I sing to thee.

Chorus chimes in,

Unison throughout.

No longer soloesque,

As full part harmony bellows out.

I am hear for thee,

Thee for we.

Singing, shaking,

Healing sounds flow out.

I am holding space,

For thee to claim.

Stepping into the Canvas with a new song to sing. No longer concerned with the chorus or harmony, just allowing it to flow through. It is the Universe that sings through and unto the world. Merely an instrument of the great I Am…we are. Sing…sing for all to hear…

merely an instrument

Stepping into the Canvas with Love in our Soul

I write, not to fill pages but to fill thine heart.

Words not spoken but a stroke of the pen.

From mine to yours, yours to mine.

That which is in me also resides in you.

The Love we share is real and it is time to give it away.

Through a hug, a smile, a song it is felt.

That which is real is no longer, that which was foreign is the norm.

My Love…it is on this day we walk forward together, sharing this message for all. We are Love.

Stepping into the Canvas with Love in our soul. For all to see, hear or feel, we are here to share it with the Universe and the Universe is here to share it with us.~Ani Po

with love in our soul

Often the Best Images Are Captured within the Heart

Often the best images are captured within the heart.~Ani Po

Our phones often miss that perfect snap. Our cameras often fail, causing more misses of capturing the beauty around us. It is in these moments we realize some things cannot be captured…merely felt.

best images captured in heart

Stepping into the Canvas with a Positive Thought

I often go through cycles of wanting to give up writing and worrying about the ‘others.’ Finding peace and magic that creates a beautiful, happy life…we live happily ever after. So why do I care what others care about? Not sure for the reasons which keep me going, but every time I get to this place of wanting to shutdown my PC or sharing my thoughts…Spirit gives a little nudge…offering a reminder as to why I am here.

Those outside of our immediate connections, the friends and co-workers or as I like to call them ‘the others,’ are easiest to give up on, but it is the close and personal friendships or even those closest to us, as our families tugging at our heart strings the most. With their pain, we experience pain. So what do we do? Nothing…simply hold a space of healing for them whilst remaining in our own personal healing space of happiness. Whether through prayer or positive intentions, our thoughts can change the thoughts of others in an indirect fashion.

Just the mere observation of things, can change the whole outcome of an experiment. ~Heisenberg uncertainty principle

I have witnessed many miraculous changes in consciousness, among the others…some single and some a coupled relationships. The single person has it easiest as they can simply move on with a “Not my circus, not my monkey” attitude, but those in a relationship have a more difficult time in coping with the many changes of life.

We all go through our ‘life changes’ at different time intervals and some take longer or may not wish to change…leaving more choices in life. We can be patient or we can wash our hands of waiting for the others to wake up to a reality of knowing their is always another way of living…a life of pure happiness. Raw, unmasked happiness.

Recently, I had a friend approach me to tell me they can no longer wait for their spouse to ‘be better.’ They explained “I have changed according to the way we agreed to change, knowing I can never return back to the way it was, but it is too difficult for me to watch my spouse in so much pain…further shutting himself off from me and the rest of the world. He drinks to hide his pain and he is abusive with his words. What am I supposed to do?”

Just as I often don’t have the answers for myself, in difficult situations…I surely do not have advice for another. I can give them worldly or spiritual advice, but ultimately this comes down to their own choice. I will note that this person is not seriously verbally abused, but normal according to normal standards of ups and downs in a relationship, lending some relief as to not flee immediately towards finding shelter or refuge.

There are cases were the abuse is too great and harm is brought upon a person…to that I say run as fast you can. In other case, which seem to be the normal disagreements in a relationship, when two people begin seeing things differently, we again are left feeling empty or alone…having to make difficult decisions.

Are we happy? Have we forgotten how to be happy? Is our unhappiness a result of our current situation or the misery presented by our closest person? If the answer is yes, we have a choice to remain in their pain or go seek our own happiness. Where do we find it? This is the tricky part. Too often I witness persons in this sort of situation, where they are seduced by kindness of another, leading them to doing something that will ultimately bring more unhappiness and regret. The magic is within the self and the happiness is wherever we decide to place it. Whether painting, walking, writing or sky-diving…there is always something to bring us happiness. The simplest of things can often bring us the most joy. Is it a favorite song? A favorite book? Whatever the case for happiness, we always have choice to find our own happiness.

Our own happiness is up to ourselves and the ‘others’ happiness is up to themselves. However, by remaining in happiness, sharing a kind word or introducing them to another way of looking at things…they are then given a choice of finding their own happiness. Sadly, they may not want to…yet?! However…they may?!

If ultimately they cannot find their happiness, we are left with a difficult situation of whether the burden is too great to remain in their misery or we move on. The latter is surely used and abused in today’s society, as we throw away everything…

Stepping into the Canvas with a positive thought. Whether small or grandiose, one thought can change the outcomes of our days. Further, this one thought can have a large impact on another persons day.

As for me…I listen to the Universe nudging me along, asking me to keep writing. With hopes that this may help another or invite them to seek a differing perspective as to how things should be. It is true…the world can be a sad place to live, with pain and self-destruction wherever we look. Or, it can be a magical place…where mystery and magic happen every day, changing the way our heart centers our thoughts on matters most…pure happiness…

Stepping into the canvas with a positive thought

 

It is I who hath come and It is I whom shall go

Though my shattered world has crumbled at my feet,

I shall remain in faith…applying glue that which holds all together.

Though my canvas before me is tainted by darkened pigments,

I shall lighten it with the brightest of colors.

Though my path is bumpy and rugged,

I shall stay surefooted upon the path towards happiness.

 

It Is I who hath come and it is I whom shall go.

 

Acceptance from another is not needed,

But my own.

Happiness for another is not my responsibility,

but my own.

Love given freely to all,

shall forever remain the glue that which binds my happiness.

 

It is I who hath come and it is I who shall go.

 

From beginning to end,

The Canvas shall remain.

From start to finish,

It shall forever be painted in Faith, Hope and Love.

From Alpha and Omega,

I am That I am.

It is I who hath come and it is I who shall go.

Stepping into the Canvas with the happiest feet, feet can be. By my own doing, I choose to accept that which brings me joy. That which does not…I say “no thank you”…allowing it to go on its way. Choose or choose not…the difference is with me.

 

It is I wo hath come

 

 

Responsible for the Self

Whether personal or other peoples’ issues tainting our sights on a blissful day, there is always an opportunity to return to ‘that’ peaceful place where nothing can bring us down. We all have those moment, even I do, where we are tested for our strength or perseverance of peace.

When I am tested, I retrieve quickly into my space. Space of healing and Loving Light. This is a place where our dreams are nurtured, reality is transformed and peace is restored. It is a magical place created by all…on an individual level or collective.

While being challenged by personal dilemmas of the day, I am called upon by a friend whom is having an equally or greater challenge of the day. Quickly I enter my space of happiness, asking “how may I be of assistance?”

I don’t know what to do. My wife says I have changed and she is afraid I might leave her. I have tried everything, but nothing seems to be working.

What do you mean you have tried everything?

I mean..I have tried to shower her with gifts, picking up extra chores, doing my part..but she doesn’t understand what I am going through.

Maybe you should stop trying and merely assure her you are in for the long haul?

I have tried that. I tell her how much she means to me everyday, but she fails to acknowledge.

By acknowledge, do you mean you expect her to return the loving kindness you display?

Yes!

Sorry my friend it does not work that way. We must give without expectations of anything in return. Doing something out of the blue for your spouse is great and often heartfelt, but if it is conditional than it loses its face value.

Then what am I to do?

Nothing. Keep on your path and allow her to be on hers. You both are on your own paths with hopes of remaining together on similar paths. We all have our own timing of things and we aught to keep patient for those lagging behind. I do not mean lagging behind in a sense of you are further along on your path and she is behind…you are merely on your own timing of things. Patience…she will catch up. Further, she may even pass you?!

But I can’t take it anymore! I am mentally drained nd now physically I am bending over with lower back pain and experiencing hemorrhoids for the first time. This is not a small issue either! The little sucker is a golf-ball sized hemorrhoid!

I see. A dear friend of mine reminded me of the comical lessons the Universe often give us and he would probably say “Looks to me like the Universe is trying to tell you to stick it out?!”

You mean I created physical pain to coincide with mental stress?

Yep! We often create a psycho-somatic response to our psychic dilemmas, manifesting them into a physical sense. Your hemorrhoid is merely a reminder to stick it out no matter how painful it gets.

When will it go away?

As soon as you accept the pain as real, allowing it to pass. Allowance of our own pain-bodies, allows an alchemical response within the self. In our acceptance of our given situations, we instinctively move on in a brighter fashion. Meaning…feel it and let it go, return to what matters most…thine own happiness.

I don’t know but will give it a try.

My dear friends dilemma was finally accepted and physical pain subsided. Just as his pain-body taught him a valuable lesson, we too can learn from the pain we endure. Allowing it to manifest, but then asking it to take a step aside. Assuredly, it all passes with time…allowing us to return to what brings us happiness.

But what if my friends dilemma did not subside? What if his pain only got worse? What if the external factors are too great for his own capability to attaining peace? I am reminded of this lesson by another’s example…some times it is best to just walk away and start fresh.

While I do not recommend walking away every time things get difficult, I do recommend finding joy within the self. Whatever happens with the other person, it is their own choice to find peace with or continue searching outside the realms of their own being.

We all have choice to be at peace or continue living our lives in hopes of peace. It is a choice to remain in our own peace, but it is also the other persons choice to find theirs. Whatever happens beyond that…it is written in the stars.

Stepping into the Canvas responsible for the self, for I may not please everyone, make the right decisions, or know all the answers to life’s mysteries. Assuredly I will remain in happiness…allowing others to find their own.

We are responsible for the self, thus in part holding the key to eternal happiness.~Ani Po

responsibile for the self