A New Sensation

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Our days come down to choice: we could either live in misery because of our surrounding suffering, or choose happiness accepting ALL the many mysteries Life has to offer.

People say this is crazy, fantasy world, or even try to attack us where we lay. Sadly, those transgressors will remain in their own misery. Gladly, we are not there to enjoy their misery. Staying focused on what we want…we shall have it.

The laws of nature say we live in polarity. We have positive and negative, north and south, etc. While dualistic by nature, we do not have to follow both ways. We have the innate ability to remain positive even when the fit hits the shan.

Listening to a throwback song, by INXS, a new sensation is available to all. With a single thought we can change the whole outcome of our day. How is this so? We make the choice to make it so.

However we choose to live is our choice, how we internalize our surroundings…yet another choice. If we attach to expected outcomes, we are often times left disappointed. Enjoying the moments along the way, we are left in awe by the many lessons of the day…letting go of the outcomes or who we think we should be…we allow our true self to enter the picture.

When we let go of all attachment to material or gain, we are left again to enjoy the moments of awe…remaining true to our cause. How does one let go, especially when we are hurt? It is simple…wipe the dirt off and regroup. Regrouping, we allow ourselves to get back on track with what matters most…enjoyment.

We are not meant to live within the canvas of life in misery. instead we are meant to enjoy the many colors splattered within our days. In doing so, we find more happiness in whatever comes our way. Stay the course…you are on the right track.

So Live baby Live, now that the night is over; Sleep baby Sleep…there is something we ought to do…right now. It is a new sensation and we are left with the choice to make it so.

Stepping into the Canvas in Natural timing. Nature, whether we choose to believe it or not, will go on…why not go with the flow. We do not have to wait to find this happiness or dwell on what if, instead we are meant to live life to the fullest, making dreams a reality. Go now…enjoy the New Sensation.

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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.”

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Step of the Day

Stepping into the Canvas with proper tools. Whatever the day may bring, ready for the day. While remaining in the flow of things, gather necessary tools. Just as a painter needs a brush; writer a pen; musician an instrument, we are to have necessary tools for the day. If we are to have peace and Love in our day, we need Peace in our soul and Love in our Heart. Whatever the tools needed, we cannot steer wrongly with Love in our Hearts…

Absence of Self

Removing the flesh,
I go invisible.
Nothing left,
But spirit.
To many, I am invisible.
To one percent not.

I Am in this world,
But not of it.
Returning the way it was,
I am nothing.
In this void,
Finding Universal Truth.

No more hate,
No more fear.
Judgment has ceased,
Forgiveness for all.
Nothing left,
But everything I need.
Giving away my flesh,
The Spirit has returned.

I Am you,
You are me.
He is me,
She is we.
I Am Love
…and everything in between.

Now What?

The Warrior, elevating to a new level of consciousness arrives at a place of ‘Now What?” From the time he received the first call to this élite status of warrior he is learning the lesson, elevating to new levels and wondering what next. He adapts to his new surroundings and quickly accepts the next challenge.

 

When he first took the call, as in the story of Samuel, the Warrior began dumping excess baggage from the past allowing more freedom to emerge within the self. It is in our ability to let go of past beliefs, past experiences we allow true nature to emerge. It is in this true nature we all find our true identity. In the case of the Warrior, he did not understand who or what he was to become until he first accepted the new reality as ancient Warrior for Peace. Now standing for peace, he chooses only to engage when needed.

 

Even still, the Warrior learns the lessons arriving at the place of ‘now what?’ But the time spent within these lessons gets much shorter, for he learns quickly and moves on to the next. Being able to flow like the river and change with every turn carved into the land, we learn to adapt quicker and quicker with each new lesson. Many battles lay ahead for the Warrior but he accepts whatever comes his way.

 

Stepping into the Canvas we accept many lessons that lay before us. The Canvas displays new scenery every time we step up to it, but how we see it is up to us. See the beauty or see the despair, whichever way you see it shall be so. Be open to the new beginnings and further embrace the many… ‘Now What?’

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By
William Ernest Henley

The Call of Samuel

The Pilgrim goes to sleep pondering all he has learnt thus far. With the perceived ‘bad’ quickly turning into ‘good’ and the obvious miracles that have taken place up to this point, the Pilgrim still cannot grasp how he had slept for his entire life. He is awakening for the first time…

In the night he is awaken by his dreams. A dream that if he were to have a son his name would be Samuel. Already having two children and unable to naturally have more, it truly would be a miracle and agreeably fitting to call him Samuel. The pilgrim arises to the dawn of a new day with a renewed outlook on the days before him.

Reflecting on his dream the pilgrim charges through his day with much vigor, when part-way through the day his dream comes to halt…he is not to have a child. He hears a story of a boy named Samuel and how a voice in the wind called out to him. Samuel did not know who was calling him and went to his father to see if it was him. His father, after the third time Samuel came to him, told him to return to his room. “When the voice returns answer, yes father what is it that you want?” Samuel’s father knew that the voice was that of spirit and a calling into a brotherhood of ancient warriors.

The pilgrim, after hearing this story, knew that he was not having a child but instead it was he who was being called. The pilgrim wondered, at first, why me? Quickly shifting to, why not me?The pilgrim had just received the call to a Brotherhood of Ancient Warriors.

The emotions that came next were emotions pent up his entire life. During this emotional letting, he was greeted by a brother who was familiar to him, but not a hundred percent positive where.

The brother speaks, “hello Pilgrim, it has been a long time since we saw each other.” Who are you and why do I feel I know you? “We are both members of an elite brotherhood that has gone back centuries…we are peace keepers. The last time we met we fought many battles together.” What do you mean we fought many battles together? Am I  to fight again? I do not want to fight!”

The brother smiles, “I am pleased to hear you say that, for the battles we are to fight are not with Braun or strength, but with Faith, Hope and Love. We are called to restore balance within this place of despair.”

In this lifetime we are not here to fight with one another, but come together in peace and love. Further, we are to realize oneness and lay down are weapons. Putting down our weapons we detach from hate and fear, re-attaching to the only truth… Love.

Stepping into the Canvas accept all there is, receiving the gift you have been given. When called to action rise to the challenge, painting a new scenery wherever we walk. Spreading Love and Peace with a mighty sword of truth.